Kassius Ohno was interviewed to kick off NXT. Ohno said tonight was the rubber match against Trent Barreta, but it’s only a rubber match because Trent Barreta needed help from Richie Steamboat to beat him. Kassius said Trent was going to experience more pain than Steamboat did and will be staring at retirement.
They debuted their name on Monday and here’s the wallpaper Wednesday! I’d say that’s a pretty decent turnaround. Enjoy and let me know what you think!
The Royal Rumble is right around the corner, and it is starting to look like we are all in store for a Rock and Punk collision in Phoenix, Arizona. While many believe it’s almost a foregone conclusion The Rock will beat CM Punk ending his title reign at 434 days (6th longest in WWE history). I am here to tell you why The Rock winning the WWE Title is not only the wrong way to go but it’s lazy and just plain disrespectful.
3 Hours of Ryback? God Help Us All
We opened with Ryback taking on Titus O’Neil. Ryback dominated. Titus asked for a timeout but Ryback clotheslined him on the floor. Darren Young grabbed Ryback’s foot to distract him and Titus hit his sit down power bomb but Ryback kicked out at one. Titus went for it again but Ryback blocked it and threw Titus into Young on the apron. Ryback hit the Meat Hook Clothesline and Shell Shocked for the win.
After the match, Ryback said he was going to stay in the ring until either C.M. Punk, the NXT guys, or all four of them came out.
Segment Analysis: I hate that the Prime Time Players are being jobbed out already. And I just talked about my hope for the tag team division. Survey Says: 1.5/5
– Hey! Look who’s back! Hope all you Americans had a happy and safe holiday weekend and now we’re back full throttle… at least until Christmas.
– So we don’t even get a live interview with Ambrose, Rollins or Reigns? Ugh.
– Well that was a sloppy mess.
– Ok, if Ryback is chanting “Feed Me More” for the next 15 minutes, I’m changing the channel.
It is Thanksgiving weekend here in the United States. A time to eat some good food, gather with friends and family, and truly be thankful for everything that we have in life. With the WWE, 2012 has been a rough year. There is not a lot to like about the current product. But there have been some bright spots in the WWE this year. I wouldn’t say the WWE has been a complete failure this year. There are some things to be thankful for in the WWE. As a writer and a fan, these are the things that I am thankful for.
If you like our semi-regular feature “Wrestling Is An Artform”, an organization based in Philadelphia is holding an art show on Friday November 30th featuring many artists and co-sponsored by the CHIKARA wrestling organization. Below is a few examples of what you will see from the artists and also all of the information you will need if you wish to attend the show. If you do attend, please feel free to send in a review of the show!
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Rebecca Katherine Hirsch + Brienne Jones
Anthony “Tank” Mansfield
Christian “Patch” Patchell
The Master of Snake Style Lucha Libre Ophidian The Cobra feat. Hayley Jane
The Mystery Men: Lucha Rock Legends from Parts Unknown
DJ Bropar: spinning classic wrestling themes
Philadelphia Comedy Wrestling: Laying the smackdown thru improv comedy
Hosted by Philadelphia legend Andrew Dyer
Old school Raffle! Win fabulous prizes!
FREE BEER 21+ with ID
$10 at the door-all ages!
Narragansett Brewing Company
Barry’s Homebrew Outlet
Locust Moon Comics
Jinder Mahal opened this week of NXT. Mahal said winning the NXT title isn’t nothing to him like the nobodies he beat last week. Bo Dallas walked in, Dallas told Mahal that if he was such a nobody that Mahal should face him again tonight. Mahal accepted but Dallas added a stipulation that if he won he would be awarded Mahal’s Number One Contenders match against Seth Rollins. At first Mahal was hesitant then he spoke a few words in his native tongue and accepted Dallas’ challenge.
Will Someone Just Get Ryback to Catering Already?
Ryback came out. He said he was about to feast on the WWE Championship until C.M. Punk’s three men took food from his mouth. He said they are now all his prey. He told all of them to come out and face him right now, and if they don’t, he is going to tear this place apart until he finds them. Vickie Guerrero came out. She said if Ryback caused chaos tonight he would be fined or suspended. But she does enjoy the way he destroys people, and she wanted to see how big his appetite really is. Tensai came out for a match. After some brawling Tensai hit a chokeslam and his diving back drop but Ryback kicked out immediately. Ryback hit a bodyslam then a spinebuster and they went to the outside. Ryback threw him into the barricade then back in the ring. He hit the Meathook Clothesline then Shell Shocked for the win.
Segment Analysis: So was that segment suppose to get us to support Ryback again? Because that didn’t really do anything for me. We’ve seen Tensai/Ryback before. And Ryback just showed why he can’t be a main eventer with his promo. If you have to use food analogies the whole time, it ain’t gonna work. Survey Says: 1.5/5
– Whew made it in time for the pre-show. Wait… why was I rushing for this?
– 3MB = 2012 “Double J” Jeff Jarrett.
– Wonder if the Road Dogg Jesse James will sing 3MB’s first single too…