With 2012 rapidly coming to a close here tonight, I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to feature the most liked wallpapers produced by Creatively Endeavored! And what better way to do that than count down from 10 all the way to number 1!
10: Sheamus – “Cross Logo”
9: CM Punk – “By The Numbers”
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19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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1. First let me wish all of you a very, merry Christmas Eve, Christmas & Boxing Day (since I started writing this on Wednesday). Everyone knows how crazy the holidays are, especially with a 2-year-old, so at 11:45 PM on 12/26 is the first time I’ve been able to sit down and watch Raw. I’d say it’s been a long 3 days but nothing’s tougher to overcome than running over Santa Claus when attempting a babyface turn. Oh and the opening video… it was cute when it was posted on WWE.com but it did not deserve to be on Raw.
A simple “by the numbers” wallpaper featuring current WWE Champion CM Punk‘s title reign stats. All credit for the stats design goes to timWorder.
It was more than fitting that there was a Brooklyn Brawler sighting at TLC live from Brooklyn, New York last night. The Brawler spent the majority of his career enhancing the rest of the WWE roster, and it’s starting to look like Ryback we just be following in his footsteps. Sure Ryback started off his second stint with the main roster undefeated, but take those wins with a grain of salt. You might have been impressed to see Ryback lift two 180 pound indy guys and march around the ring for weeks on Raw but just remember this; Lex Luger lifted and slammed Yokozuna, would Ryback been able to pull that off? He can barely lift Brodus Clay. CM Punk’s attention is already turning toward The Rock and Royal Rumble; check out his new shit if you don’t believe me. From a creative stand point Ryback is almost at a standstill and him feuding with Brock Lesnar, The Undertaker, Triple H or even Punk again has Ryback written in as the jobber all over the white board in Gorilla.
Former WWE/TNA/ECW legend Raven will be performing a night of stand up comedy in London on the 19th February 2013. After spending much of 2012 supporting comedian Bob Levy across the US, this will be the first time Raven performs his comedy act abroad. The show will be combine traditional stand up comedy with numerous stories from his many years on the road with the worlds biggest wrestling promotions. He will hope to follow in the footsteps of Mick Foley, Chris Jericho and William Regal, all of whom have performed successful spoken word events in the UK recently.
The event will take place at The Good Ship in Kilburn and tickets range from £12-£20. For full details and tickets please visit www.wegottickets.com/deathvalley at www.facebook.com/deathvalleyprom
The NXT title would be decided on this night but first it was Paige taking on Sasha Banks to kick off NXT. Paige quickly went for several submission holds. Paige continued to wear down Banks until she managed to escape. Banks hit Paige with the fireman escape and went for a quick pin but only for a one count. Both women back on their feet exchanged blows until Paige grabbed a piece of Sasha’s hair and threw her like a rag doll as Jim Ross would say. Paige hit Sasha with a suplex but only for a near fall. Paige had all the momentum until Sasha rolled her up in a small package for another near fall. Paige, upset with the NXT rookie, grabbed her and hit the Paige Turner for the victory.
1. It is absolutely fantastic to see Ric Flair back in the WWE. I haven’t been following the news today but his return came as a complete shock to me and a very welcome one at that. And having CM Punk interrupt the Hall of Famer was predictable but still exciting since we haven’t been able to see a main event CM Punk against Flair. The John Cena bit was typical and predictable but it did just seem like an avenue to get Punk and Flair to face off. The additional “threat” of a Shield attack only made the segment work that much better.
2. I find it interesting that the Slammy’s have become somewhat of a yearly “Raw 1000” episode. It’s always nice to see the legends (used in a proper way) on WWE’s flagship. There’s one thing that WWE has always done right that other sport organizations don’t and that is take care of their former workers. Not their CURRENT workers mind you (no health insurance) but they do pay great respect to the legends of the business and take care of those who need professional help. Can’t really say that for even a company like the NFL.
Gotta Get That Win Back!
Rey Mysterio vs Damien Sandow started the show. Sandow sent Rey to the outside then tossed him into the ringpost. Sandow hit a side Russian leg sweep and then the elbow of disdain for a two count. Rey fought out of an armbar but took him to the corner with some shots to the gut. Rey pushed Sandow off the top rope and hit a seated senton then a hurricarrana and a dropkick for two. Sandow caught Rey with a kick then a neckbreaker. Rey regained control then hit a 619 and a splash for the win.
Match Analysis: Barely a five minute match that didn’t amount to anything. Why not make the tag champs look strong instead of giving Rey his win back from last night? I don’t get it. Survey Says: 2/5
#1 Contenders Tables Match: Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara vs The Rhodes Scholars
The faces started by tossing both heels out of the ring. They grabbed a table and brought it into the ring and took out Cody. Sandow ducked the table but ate a dropkick from both. They set Sandow up on the table but Rey was sent to the outside and Cody took out Sin Cara on the top rope. The heels went to front suplex Sin Cara through the table, but Cara countered out. Sandow went flying to the outside but Cody caught Sin Cara with a disaster kick. The heels dominated on the outside. Sandow tossed Rey into the apron. Sin Cara got his leg smashed in between the steps and ring post. The heels set both men up on tables on the outside. Cody went off the ropes but Rey took out Sandow’s legs. Rey hit a seated Senton. Sin Cara took out Sandow on the outside. In ring, Rey hit Cody with a 619 and Cody fell on a table. Rey went to the top but Sandow knocked him off. Sin Cara came in and hit kicks to the head on both men. He went to springboard off the top rope but Sandow pushed him into the tables on the outside for the win.