Greetings everyone. I hope you all had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year. I know I did. Well, unfortunately the break is over and it’s time to go back on the old grind once again.
Last Monday Night on Raw we witnessed the return of the Great One known as the Rock. He came out and had a great promo with WWE Champion CM Punk in preparation for their title match at the Royal Rumble. This week’s “Remember When” once again deals with the most electrifying man in all of Sports Entertainment.
Last Monday night was the Slammy awards. We saw so many surprises that night including the returns of Tommy Dreamer, The New Age Outlaws, Triple H, and even the WWE debut of Big E Langston. But one of the most memorable returns has to be the return of the limousine ridin, jet flyin, kiss stealin, wheelin and dealin son of a gun, Nature Boy Ric Flair. So get ready for a Nature Boy edition of “Remember When”.
Do you remember when Flair had his own talk show?
This past Monday we heard the motives behind WWE’s newest faction, The Shield. This group comprises of Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns. Allow me to give you a little in depth look at each individual however, I feel their work in the ring speak a lot louder than any typed words. Especially Ambrose and Rollins’ work.
Here’s part two of my TNA House Show experience.
My friend and I get to the arena a little early to get the tickets and passes. While we were waiting in line, my friend sees a car heading towards the other side of the arena. It turns the man in the car was Austin Aries, so my friend and I hall ass to the other side of the arena where the Wrestlers go. Believe it or not, we were the only ones there. He parks his car (Fun fact: Aries was listening to Spanish music) and when he gets out of the car, we start shouting positive feedback to the Greatest Man that Ever Lived. Aries was very friendly, responded to us, and when he got out of the car, that’s when more fans started showing up. When he was asked to sign some things and take pics, he said he’ll sign autographs and take pics inside for the meet and greet and that he has to finish his dinner. What I liked about that was that Aries was calm and friendly about it. He could’ve been a douche and ignored us but he didn’t.
This week, I’ll be talking about my experience at the TNA House Show I attended last Friday in Hidalgo, TX. It was one of the greatest moments in my life and I’ll never forget it. Lets get to it.
It all started earlier in the day when Tara, Chavo Guerrero, and Hernandez were scheduled for a meet and greet at a Direct Auto Insurance in McAllen, TX. D’Lo Brown was there as well as Head of Security. Minutes before the M & G, the place was already packed. We started by getting 8x10s signed by the Wrestlers and after that we got photos with the Wrestlers. I was meeting a friend there, but he was running late however he managed to get both the 8x10s and photo.
One of the main headlines to come out of this past Monday’s Raw was the Survivor Series match between Team Punk and Team Foley. Even though Foley won’t be competing, he’s still an important factor in this match. Much like Paul Heyman in Team Punk. Since Foley is returning in a semi-active role again, I’ve decided to make this a Mick Foley edition of “Remember When.”
Do you remember when Foley was “Lost in Cleveland”?
I’m in a random kind of mood again this week so I’ve decided to pick a random topic to feature this week. The topic is Tag Team Wrestling. I was watching a Legends of Wrestling Roundtable show and the topic was Tag Teams. Each one on the panel gave their insight on the best tag teams in the business. It was a great discussion with such great teams like Road Warriors, Hart Foundation, British Bulldogs, Bockwinkel and Stevens, The Blackjacks, Freebirds, Von Erichs, Rock and Roll Express, Midnight Express, Hardys, Edge and Christian, to name some. However the one promotion they neglected to mention was ECW. Being a fan of 90s Wrestling, I was exposed to some ECW and they had some great tag teams in their day. This will be a ECW Tag Teams edition of “Remember When”.
Do you remember when ECW had great tag team wrestling?
Normally I would go on here and talk about Wrestling related past memories and put up videos of said memories. In this case, however I’ve decided to go a different route. The biggest buzz currently going around the Wrestling world is the “CM Punk smacking a fan” incident. When this broke out everyone in the IWC and non-IWC people were talking about it. Some were negative and some were positive. The question is who’s in the right? Punk or the fan? I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. There are no definite answers, only opinions. Now instead of telling one side of a story (because we all know there more than one side to every story) I’ve decided to try to depict this incident from both the fan’s and Punk’s perspective.
Last Monday night on Raw, there was a Jim Ross Appreciation night where the show was dedicated to Good Ol’ JR. Even though CM Punk tried to ruin the festivities, an appearance by Ryback halted those plans. Since the show was devoted to JR, I think it’s appropriate to have a Jim Ross edition of “Remember When”.
Do you remember when JR turned heel?…Twice?
Last Monday on Raw, the show kicked off with Paul Heyman talking about the controversy surrounding the WWE Title match at last Sunday’s Night of Champions. Heyman even called out referee, Chad Patton to discuss the matter even further. This isn’t the first time Patton has been in the center of WWE Championship controversy. In fact, his first encounter is the center of this week’s “Remember When”.
Do you remember when Chad Patton took on Chris Jericho?
There was so many occurrences this past week on Raw. There was a “I Miss Lita” sign, Miz joined Michale Cole on commentary, Punk taking a personal day, Jack Swagger walking out, AJ going nuts, Daniel Bryan & Kane hugging it out, ADR beating Cena in a Falls Count Anywhere Match thanks to Punk, and Punk driving away with Paul Heyman. However I have decided to do a random “Remember When” this week because I’m in a random mood.
Do you remember when Macho Man Randy Savage was a commentator?
Last Monday on Raw, Jerry Lawler main evented Raw in a Cage match with WWE Champion CM Punk. Since Lawler seemed to be one of the main focal points on Raw this week, I’m going with a Jerry Lawler edition of “Remember When”.
Do you remember when Jerry Lawler invaded ECW?