Kenny Omega vs. YOSHIHIKO

 

Kenny Omega is a ROH standout and currently one half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. YOSHIHIKO is a 3-time former DDT Ironman Heavymetalweight Champion and an inflatable “love doll”…

I don’t know how to follow that description.

I haven’t really heard of the DDT organization before seeing this video but after researching it a little it reminds me of a wrestling version of MxC and DAMN is it entertaining! And kudos to Kenny Omega. If it wasn’t for the fact that YOSHIHIKO probably isn’t recognized by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, I could see this as a legitimate contender for “Match of the Year”. He makes all my matches with my old “Macho Man” wrestling buddy look like child’s play. But in all seriousness, it’s been said numerous times that Ric Flair could have had a great match with a broom. Well, the bar’s been raised Ric…

P.S. Hogan can’t even pull off his own moves as well anymore.

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WWE: Bobby “The Brain” Heenan DVD

Pro-wrestling might have the most eccentric cast of characters in the entertainment history. There have been African kings, stormtroopers, giants and a Mantar. There have been great wrestlers like Angle, Michaels and Race and great talkers named Flair, Rhodes and Rock. But there was only one “Brain”.

Bobby “The Brain” Heenan is widely considered the best manager in the history of professional wrestling. Whether you remember him from his days in the AWA, as the manager of legends like Mr. Perfect or Andre the Giant or as a broadcast journalist with Gorilla Monsoon, Heenan surely entertained you like no other. His wit was unmatched and his talent for putting everyone over at his own expense was amazing. I can’t remember a single time during my childhood where I fast-forwarded a Bobby Heenan interview or changed the channel during a match involving a member of his famed “Family”. In fact, as an adult I’ve even gone back to watch certain PPVs for the sole reason that he was at the broadcast desk.

WWE’s newest DVD offering is a wonderful retrospect of Heenan’s greatest exploits told by the men and women who were privileged enough to work with him. In a terrific gem, Heenan’s entire acceptance speech is included from his 2004 induction into the WWE Hall of Fame which is worth the price of the DVD alone.

From the AWA to a brief glimpse of him in WCW, Bobby Heenan’s career and incredible talents are on display for a whole new generation to enjoy. This DVD is another stellar offering from the WWE’s vast video library and is an absolute addition to any fan’s collection.

Survivor Series 2010

 

Sunday night was the 24th annual WWE Survivor Series in Miami, Florida. Leading up to the event focused almost entirely upon e John Cena/Wade Barrett/Nexus angle that has taken over WWE TV for the past 3 months. While this wasn’t a bad thing considering it is a very hot angle, this was also one of their “Big 4″ Pay-Per Views and the WWE champion Randy Orton had less screen time then the referee of the match, Cena. Orton Is the most over wrestler in the business today because not only do the women and children love him but so do the 18-34 year old males that the WWE covet so much and who boo Cena out of the building night in and night out. He deserved better than this build up but thankfully the match made up for some of it. No one expected a clean finish with the “Free or Fired” stipulation but that’s exactly what we got, mostly. Orton scored the RKO after Barrett was shoved by Cena and three seconds later Orton was still the champion and Cena was out of a job. After a final lap through the crowd, Cena left the WWE… presumedly forever, ending a sub-par evening.

The main event was intriguing but not until the last 5 minutes or so. The opener, a US title match between Daniel Bryan was by far the show stealer with the quality of contests going downhill the rest of the night. Sheamus/Morrison couldn’t live up to their previous encounter, Ziggler/Kaval was disappointing considering the caliber of athletes involved and the World championship wasn’t nearly as good as it could have been 5 years ago when Kane and Edge were in their prime. On the whole, Survivor Series probably would have been a good night for one of the B or C level PPVs but for the second longest running pro wrestling tradition, a good card on paper just didn’t live up to it’s potential.