Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. In addition to maintaining the only blog with an Olympic gold medal, oh it’s true, it’s true, I’ll also be contributing to one of my personal favorite blogs, Ring the Damn Bell. You can check out my intro piece here.
REVIEW: In Your House III
Here we are, perhaps the nadir of the WWF as both a business and a creative enterprise, in the fall of 1995. Naturally, Vince McMahon’s main competition, WCW led by Eric Bischoff, had just started Monday Nitro, going head to head with Monday Night RAW and beginning the Monday Night Wars and the last great era of professional wrestling in the United States.
Matt Hardy says it’s time to go home. What an incredibly talented performer, and what an amazing career. You will be missed. Thank you, Matt.
I saw this video on wwe.com today and it’s definitely worth a watch.
In my posts I often say of current low- and mid-card talent that they strike me as a future champion. So I’ve decided to list my top five men and top five women, and why I think they’ll succeed in WWE. I won’t use anyone who has already been a champion, so that leaves out Andrade “Cien” Almas and Drew McIntyre, who have both been NXT Champions, though I think both of them will be WWE/Universal Champions someday. This is exclusively wrestlers who have never held any title in WWE/NXT who I think will be a WWE/Universal/Women’s Champion at some point.
PRISCILLA KELLY VS. DEONNA PURRAZZO
Kelly reminds me a lot of Ruby Riott in her look at personality. I am a fan of Purrazzo and I’d like to see what she can do, but she’s already going to be in tag team action NXT next week, so if Kelly impresses me here, I’d like to see her move on. I don’t know why they show Samoa Joe in the crowd, or what the hell he has to do with this tournament. Kelly smacks Purrazzo’s hand away at the start, so it’s clear who the heel is here.
We see Tommaso Ciampa walking through the parking lot, meaning some shit is about to go down tonight.
DANNY BURCH & ONEY LORCAN VS. ADRIAN JAOUDE & CEZAR BONONI
IN-RING PROMO: JEFF HARDY
This Sunday Hardy will face the serpent in his favorite playground. Orton may be a demon but Hardy is a daredevil. He will make Orton OBSOLETE! Tonight he cleanses a demon from his past, Shinsuke Nakamura.
OPENING SEGMENT: ALL OF THE HEELS
Strowman, Ziggler, and McIntyre enter with all of the heels the dominated The Shield at the end of Raw last week, including… Drew Gulak?! I really like Strowman’s line that Roman has his hounds of justice, while Strowman has his DOGS OF WAR! It’s funny to see Strowman as the mouthpiece for this group. The Shield hit back HARD with axe handles after last weeks demolition, taking out everyone except for the core trio of heels. Excellent.