Reports, a term I’m using loosely here, have constantly been popping up for the past year or so concerning Bruno Sammartino’s lack of WWE Hall of Fame credential. First, the idea of being inducted makes him sick, then he might be alright with it, Triple H got involved, Vince doesn’t give two cents, and all along this ride, most fans agree that Bruno must be in. Most, I say, because as per usual, I find myself an outlier. Read more
Amazing! That’s all I have to say; bye.
Alright, so I might have a few more details about my RAW 1000 live experience. From the top:
We arrived at the Scottrade Center about an hour before they opened the doors, as did quite a few other fans. It was 104° F , and unfortunately for someone, they weren’t exactly used to this kind of weather and passed out. Once in the building, I immediately made my way to a merchandise booth, and picked up one of the special “RAW 1000: I Was There” shirts, a program (which has Dean Ambrose in it), a Broski fist, and a Dolph Ziggler shirt. Speaking of shirts, upon arriving in St. Louis, one could tell it was going to be a very pro-Punk crowd, as everywhere you turned you could spot Punk attire. The other top two most spotted, I’d have to say were, Cena, and surprisingly, Ziggler.
It wasn’t long after we got to our seats that the first chants started to ring throughout the arena. It began with “Woos!” which would continue for a while. Then we switched to “Yesing;” very fun to take part in. It didn’t take long for the first “Let’s go Cena! Cena Sucks!” chant to start up. Luckily for me, the kid seating next to me was anti-Cena…however, turned out to be a mini-IWC know-it-all, who was convinced that Tito Ortiz was going show up to Read more
Welcome to the second exclusive FATP column here at wrestlingrambles.com. Hopefully you all enjoyed No Way Out last night and my review of the show which was posted earlier today. Overall, it was a decent show, not great, but not a bad summer PPV from the juggernaut that is WWE.
You’ve probably heard the result of last night’s main event, where John Cena beat the Big Show in a “Steel Cage Match”, which resulted in Vinnie Mac firing Big Johnny, before Cena gave Laurinaitis an Attitude Adjustment through the Spanish announce table. That poor table man, what’s it done to deserve that? Every time you see the Spanish announcers during the broadcast, you know that their table isn’t going to be in great shape at the end of the night! Laurinaitis’ firing leaves us in a bind. There’s no authority figure for Raw or Smackdown, so who’s going to steer the ship going forward? In honour of John Laurinaitis, and in the name of People Power, I’m going to look at five potential replacements for Big Johnny. As always, feel free to leave your own suggestions in the comment box below and let’s get to it!
Although William Regal has been a general manager before, I think he’s effective in that role. Regal’s a great Read more
What’s up guys? It’s George here with a review of tonight’s WWE PPV, No Way Out. I’ll be covering all of WWE’s PPV’s for Wrestling Rambles from now on, so I’ll try to make the reviews as fun and entertaining as possible. I’ll also include brief recaps of the matches (not play-by-play) and the pre-shows (where I can), as well as give my thoughts on the show and what the match of the night was.
Let’s get right into a brief recap of the live pre-show, exclusively from WWE’s YouTube channel.
Pre-Show Match: Brodus Clay vs David Otunga
Several fans seem to be torn on whether No Way Out will deliver the goods. In the weeks leading up to this event, several top wrestlers have been suspended or injured, leaving the storylines and matches to be shaky. It’s like investing in the stock market; most don’t invest in things that are unstable. Not to mention, WWE hasn’t exactly brought their A-game with the booking of any show as of late. So, why should you bother to spend your hard earned dollars on a B rate ppv? Read on…
Consistently Good PPVs
For the past many years, the norm has been that only a handful out of the 13+ WWE ppvs are worth ordering. Last year, for example, I consider only four worth your time, and ever so more important, money; Money in the Bank, SummerSlam, Survivor Series, and TLC. However, this year, we’ve been treated to a slew of good ppvs. Certainly none can be considered, “What the hell was I thinking? I’m never investing in this company again!” bad. Some of those ppvs haven’t exactly had strong cards, yet Read more
Better Than You – A Storyline Retrospective
Awhile back, when I was more active on the IWC, forums, and such, I loved writing out any storylines I created, and receiving feedback. I don’t really do that these days, for my own various reasons, but am beginning to get the itch to do so again. Recently, I became very bored one day, and decided to go through old files on my laptop. Like I said, very bored. Anyway, I came across some old storylines I had written, and this one here, one of the last I typed up, caught my eye.
This is a story between CM Punk and Chris Jericho, during the Spring/Summer of 2010. I originally crafted it shortly before WrestleMania 26, and today, leading into a dream match between the two at WrestleMania 28, find the parallels and differences make quite an intriguing retrospect. It’s also neat to see how much my own mindset, and skill, has changed in merely two years. I believe, I wrote this out to where the weeks/time follow along with the actual ppv schedule, which I thought was cool.
Let me know what you think, or rather, what you thought while reading this. Enjoy.
The Dangerous Wrestler Diet
As an aspiring wrestler, I’ve found that there are numerous different things to do and consider, on the road to Wresl…err, success. One of the most important and diligent being what you choose to put in your body. Recently, I’ve been doing quite a bit of research about food and supplements. Everything from the best way to prepare eggs, what foods will improve stamina, the difference between creatine and casein, to why the hell this heart rate monitor I spent $50 on, calculates that I’m apparently dead. Moving on.
During one of my daily runs, or I should say walks, because that’s what I end up doing mostly, a little spark went off in my head. I had cooked up some eggs for breakfast that morning, as I did most days, because I knew they were high in protein and for the most part, good for you. What I failed to realize right off, however, was that eggs are terrible for one’s cholesterol. Coming from a family who has a history of high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and just overly bad cardiovascular systems, I quickly made the switch to egg whites.
This is where that spark came in Read more
Our co-host Simon Iles was unavailable for comment this week so find a slightly longer rant/review from @Leeleemu.
James Partridge (@Goofy Villain)
The Royal Rumble was this past weekend and I found it quite an enjoyable event. I guess the unpredictable nature of the event was a good thing though, don’t want everything to be so easy to call, otherwise there’s no real point in paying for the Pay Per Views.
The Steel Cage match worked well for me, despite one third of the competitors being injured going into this. Due to this, I felt Daniel Bryan and Big Show covered the rest of the match fine. Despite it not lasting long, the match did it’s job, and credit to WWE for a different way of ending a cage match.
It was nice to see the Divas added to the mix, even better to see 8 Divas Tag rather then a usual 1 vs 1 title match. While this also didn’t last too long, it was interesting to notice Beth’s attitude, I feel a problem between her and Natalya developing.
Kane and John Cena was Read more
Welcome to the Weekly Report from the guys here @TheTopRope, as usual here are the three hosts thoughts on the Wrestling Week coming up to tonights Rumble. Enjoy!
Simon Iles – @Simon_TTR
It’s that time again… Royal Rumble week! Amazingly, the Rumble match itself has barely been built up, but in an odd sort of way that has added to the mystique of 2012’s instalment of the January stalwart. James and I both concluded on this week’s midweek edition of The Top Rope that Chris Jericho will triumph in the 30-man battle, but we wouldn’t put our houses on it or anything? Why? Because things are unpredictable and that makes for good television. Read more
Calling Spot’s Royal Rumble Predictions
It’s that fun time of the WWE calendar year when the road to WrestleMania begins and 30 men go into one ridiculous match to see who is going to be in the main event of ‘the granddaddy of them all’.
Chris Jericho is going to win.
OK, thanks for reading folks it has been fun. Remember to follow me @CallingSpots and….oh wait there is more? Whoops.
WWE Championship Match
CM Punk [c] vs. Dolph Ziggler
Special Guest Referee- John Laurinaitis
OK…out of all the matches, including the rumble, this is the hardest one to call. Here are my 2 TOTALLY different trains of thought:
1) WWE is going into its most important 2 months of the year. History has shown that they keep the strap on proven main event guys going into Wrestlemania. An exception to that being last year, but in reality the Miz was overshadowed by The Rock and John Cena’s feud. New champions tend not to win their first major championship at the rumble, ask Jeff Hardy. For this reason, Read more