With FeedBurner shutting down, I’ve had to set up a new RSS feed.
Sorry for any confusion.
I’ve added a Paypal button to purchase the PDF version of the Primer! It’s only 99 Cents!
Everybody wants one!! I want one toooo!! Aww Yeahh!!
Buy one now and tell your friends! 99 Cents! It’s good and CHEAP!!
Memphis Heat is a documentary about the Memphis wrestling territory, which was headed up for many years by WWE’s Jerry Lawler. I can’t wait to see this film. They did a lot of different things and had some great matches. If you like old school wrestling, you should look for this film as soon as it’s available.
Next weekend (23rd & 24th) are Wonder Woman Days, special days to raise money for victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
I contributed artwork for the event, which can be bid upon.
[Edited to correct dates]
I was approached to create some iTunes art for a podcast I really enjoy. The art can be seen at http://www.flairchop.com. If you have any interest in wrestling from the 80′s to the ’90′s, this is a must-listen!
Thank you to The Black Cat Juke Williams & Dre for the opportunity to give back to your great show!
This is a link to a Kickstarter campaign for a recent creative project I was involved in and is now being funded privately because the original company that conceived the book closed its doors.
I and the other creatives involved want to see our efforts in print as it was meant to be. Pledging any amount will help this book become a reality and give all of us who participated the validation for the work we did.
Thank you for any help you may be able to offer.
Hey, kids! Do ya like the podcasts?
Well, my buddy, Harold C. Jennett, III and I started a podcast. We just released our 4th episode and we both think it’s a lot of fun!
Give it a listen! UltraFriends GO!
Sandy Scott passed away this morning. I never saw any of his work, but still feel the need to raise a glass to the memory of a former wrestler.
Also, Merlin Olsen has passed away. I always knew him from ‘Little House on the Prairie’, but his brother, Ted, was a long time jobber in the WWE known as Moondog Spot. Ted had tried to convince Merlin to join him as a tag-team after football, but the NBC contract for Little House was more tempting.
I’ll miss him.
On to happier news (I think…), Wrestlemania is coming up soon. The lineup is shaping up as follows:
– Shawn Michaels vs. The Undertaker – No DQ, No Count-out match (added 3/8 Raw) – Michaels’s Career vs. Taker’s Undefeated Streak – This match has been built up amazingly well. I went from outright refusing to care to totally hooked in. I’m curious if these two will really take each other to their limits. I’ve heard Taker’s going to take more time off after this, as is Michaels, so who knows what outcome this will have?
– WWE champion Batista vs. John Cena – WWE Title match – It’s been a strong build-up in such a short amount of time, but Batista’s been portrayed the right way in this feud of jealousy over Cena’s popularity. Cena isn’t the most proficient wrestler, but I enjoy what he does and am interested in how this develops.
– World Hvt. champion Chris Jericho vs. Edge – WWE World Hvt. Title match – This is gonna be good. Anything Jericho does has my full attention. He’s been amazing at everything he’s done for over the last year and I can’t get enough of him.
– Bret Hart vs. Vince McMahon – This has been poorly laid out. The “injury” to Bret’s leg from a female driver was so pointless. The story that was real and already there would have been enough, even though many newer viewers only recently watch WWE would have no idea who Bret Hart was and why he and McMahon don’t get along. You’d think being Mr. McMahon would be enough.
– Triple H vs. Sheamus – I don’t care. There’s been too little build-up for no good reason. At least there’s no title involved.
– Unified tag champions Big Show & The Miz vs. John Morrison & R-Truth – Unified tag title match – I love the antics of The Miz, but Morrison and R-Truth? Really? It might be good, but I’m not invested in the build-up. It feels obligatory, since WWE never is really that high on tag teams anymore.
– Money in the Bank Ladder match
Raw brand: Christian, Evan Bourne, MVP, Jack Swagger
Smackdown brand: Dolph Ziggler, Kane, Shelton Benjamin, Matt Hardy
These are always good. There should be enough action and good wrestlers involved to keep an interesting pace, even with slower paced people like Kane.
Other potential matches to be added to the PPV
– Match involving Legacy – Randy Orton, Ted DiBiase, and Cody Rhodes – Depending on what match is done, it could be good. If Orton plays the face vs. them both as heels, it would be strong.
– Divas match involving the Raw and Smackdown brands. Meh. Unless there’s a singles match between Mickie James and Beth Phoenix or something similar, I don’t care. WWE! Hire more Shimmer women! Let them actually be significant! Beth Phoenix is awesome, but your continual acquisition of giggly eye-candy is infuriating. If you want to parade them around, fine. Great for your “PG” attitude. If you’re going to have female wrestlers, find real wrestlers!
– Intercontinental champion Drew McIntyre possible title defense. – Who? Kidding, but not much. This guy’s not doing anything significant to me. And his newest theme music and overly dramatic entrance? Forced and lame!
As always, I look forward to the event. It’s the best WWE offers all year long, or so they try. I do hope it can deliver.
I’ll be catching it with my Comic Geek Speak Super Show buddies somewhere around Reading, PA, so I’m excited to see how this wrestling crowd compares to the East Lansing scene I usually converse with.
You can catch it here!
I hope you listen and enjoy.
Angelo Poffo, pro-wrestler and father of Randy “Macho Man” Savage and “Leaping” Lanny “The Genius” Poffo, passed away this week at the age of 84.
I’ve never seen Angelo Poffo wrestle, but his sons were both significant to my early days of wrestling viewing and I am saddened to hear of his passing.
Many condolences to his family.