-I have absolutely no idea what in the hell I just saw. That’s really all I can think of to say. Where to start?
-I guess I’ll start with the obvious, the Main Event. Another great match put on by AJ and Angle but what a horrendous finish. Just absolutely horrible. How many times of we seen the damn screw job recreated? But this was a damn recreated completely. Angle even screamed about going back to WWE (kind of like Hart drawing the WCW letters in the air) and then spit on Hogan and even trashed the announce table. That was the worst ending to Impact I have ever seen and I say that without hesitation. My head hurts from that. The AJ heel turn at Genesis was GREAT! I loved it, but this was just dumb.
-Now going back to the opening promo, that was great! Great execution from all involved and I think AJ is going to benefit greatly from this pairing with Flair. Nothing but good things can come out of that for him.
-The Brits were all but squashed in their rematch. Dinero lost in under 3 damn minutes to Jordan after putting on one hell of a match against Wolfe at Genesis.
-Love’s return was nice but did that match even go 2 minutes? In fact, I think AJ-Angle was the ONLY match that even went over 5 minutes all night. For a company that keeps screaming about how they are ‘pro wrestling’ and not ‘entertainment’ they sure aren’t doing a lot of actual wrestling right now.
-Anderson’s promo was good and I actually think he has A LOT of upside if he can stay healthy. A feud with Abyss doesn’t really seem like it would benefit either of them though.
-Who knows where the thing with Lashley is going? I don’t think they even know.
-And how sad is that we saw more of Bubba the Love Sponge tonight than any of the Knockouts or X-Division or guys or even Samoa Joe or Christopher Daniels at all? Just wow. I’m not going to speak on that pile of dog crap (Bubba the Love Sponge), I’ve said enough this week about him.
-I have absolutely no desire to see the Nasty Boys in TNA but it looks like they’re here to stay and Young got completely buried in the process.
-I would actually like to see Hall and Pac stick around, especially Pac since I think he still has a ton left to offer. I just don’t want to see a rehash of the nWo for the 100th time.
-TNA just doesn’t seem to have much of a direction at all right now. Maybe things will start to come into focus in the next few weeks but I just don’t know.
-I think hogan is going to run TNA in to the ground he was trying to say that he thought Vince EVERYTHING he knows….well Mr. hogan you are a fucking liar. Vince SR sold the company to Vinny Mac because he knew it was going to be in good hands Vince made you what you are today. A star an 80’s star that has run out of gas, and money. your wife left you for a 20 year old. your daughter is a whore that cant sing that tries to live off of your name. And lets not mention your son who crippled his “best friend” then you blamed the accident on the passenger.
-i think Eric Bishoff is to proud to fail twice but if he wants this to work out Dixie has to get rid of hogan and i don’t think that’s going to happen. look at what hes doing to the iMPACT zone it looks like a episode of WCW Thunder. Eric is a very intelligent mind in the world of wrestling but i think him in TNA is just rehashing old feelings of what he did to WCW
What a week. And we’ve still got The Bash coming up tomorrow!
Even as I type this column, I’m distracted by the television, where there’s a clip of Michael Jackson’s performance on the Motown 25th Anniversary special, a special that is famous for one thing – Jackson debuting The Moonwalk. I’d talk more about Michael Jackson right now (for the record, this isn’t his first BWF allusion – I quoted the “BAD” video a couple weeks back in a SmackDown review), but I did that already on my official website.
B. Brian Blair was arrested on allegations of child abuse last weekend. Maybe he liked the alleged run-ins with the Iron Shiek back in the day and wanted to relive those moments in prison?
Samoa Joe turned heel at Slammiversary to the surprise of, well, pretty much everybody. Except for me. Earlier in the night, Kurt Angle cut a promo saying that King of the Mountain would be all about he and Joe, and that when it was over, “WE will be standing tall.” That’s when I got the feeling that Joe would turn, which proved correct. For the record, if you didn’t catch Slammiversary, you should. It was an excellent show.
Not only was RAW commercial free on Monday, WWE refunded the tickets of those who attended the event. Why doesn’t that ever happen in Buffalo?
Speaking of RAW, despite the fact that Cena brought up his match with Rob Van Dam at ECW One Night Stand a few years ago where the fans continually threw his shirt back to him when he threw it into the crowd, a fan was ejected from RAW for throwing Cena’s hat back to him. To be fair, it was an ugly hat. When did John Cena become John Deere anyway?
Cena also confirmed that he’s getting married “in the near future” on the Bubba The Love Sponge radio show.
Speaking of Bubba The Love Sponge, Hulk Hogan was on the show and mentioned that the reason we never saw a big time feud between himself and Jake “The Snake” Roberts is that Hogan didn’t hear the fans react to his Hulking up and pummelling Jake. Here’s a homework assignment for the BWF readers – go to your local rehab clinic, and if you find Jake Roberts, ask him his side of the story.
I’m kidding, Jake!
Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes are no longer to be called Pricele$$. They’re now only to be refered to as Legacy. I guess that’s alright. Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson weren’t The Brain Busters when they were in the Four Horsemen either.
And before you point it out in the comments, Green Teabagger, I know that they were only the Brain Busters in the WWF.
Torrie Wilson finished second on “I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here.” I have no idea who finished first. (It was Lou Diamond Phillips, apparently)
Michael Cole was arrested this past week. No, not that Michael Cole. A guy whose real name happens to be Michael Cole who wrestles under the name Mikael Judas was arrested for assaulting National Championship Wrestling promoter Donovan Loftis after Loftis allegedly made derogatory comments towards him on an internet message board.
Matt Hardy may have injured his abdominal muscles. He denied the reports on his twitter page, but we all know Matt Hardy has nothing better to do with his time than trying to work the internet fans. Ok, listen Matt. Complaining about losing your job when Amy Dumas and Adam Copeland were in the wrong and not yourself is one thing, and yeah, your internet fans probably got you your job back, but give this “working the internet” shit a rest. If you’re hurt, dude, we’re not gonna be mad at you for telling us the damned truth for once.
Apparently, CM Punk going to a Rancid concert is newsworthy, with the headline “CM Punk Attends Punk Concert.” OMG, you mean, CM Punk likes punk rock? Next thing you know, you’ll be telling me that The Headbangers like heavy metal, or that Disco Stu likes disco music!
Lastly, on a sad note, Billy Red Lyons, who I remember seeing on the WWF’s Maple Leaf Wrestling program when I was little, passed away this week. BWF’s condolences to his friends and family.
and now… GREAT AMERICAN BASH PREDICTIONS!
Carlito & Primo vs. Cody Rhodes & Ted DiBiase – Unified Tag Team Championship
Cody’s rumored to be working with a bad neck, but if it were a serious injury he’d probably already be out for surgery. Since Primo and Carlito have their little mini feud going with The Hart Dynasty, and there’s a definitive lack of face tag teams for Legacy to defend against, The Colons should retain here.
John Cena vs. The Miz
Are you kidding? After the way Cena verbally buried The Miz on RAW (“you’re not a reality show has-been, you’re a WWE never was.”), The Miz needs this win. Needs it. The problem, of course, is the WWE likes to humiliate The Miz on occasion. Since they’ve actually been pushing for us to take him seriously, I’m going to go way out on a limb here and actually predict victory – by hook or by crook – for The Miz.
The Great Khali vs. Dolph Ziggler – No Disqualification Match
Khali. Ziggler’s way out has been to get Khali counted out or disqualified, but all the chairs in the world won’t help Ziggler beat Khali in a no disqualification match.
Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio – Intercontinental Championship vs. Mask match
I’m a global entertainment company. I have a guy performing for me who is beloved by my younger audience members. This guy happens to wear a mask, which we sell replicas of at $50 a pop. The audience is always filled with kids wearing these masks. Am I really going to make the guy lose his mask? What am I, WCW? Look, Vince McMahon did not become a billionaire by dropping hot selling products while they’re still selling. That’s why John Cena is still a face, and it’s why Rey Mysterio will not be losing his mask this Sunday. Mysterio will be carrying gold next Friday night.
Melina vs. Michelle McCool – WWE Women’s Championship
McCool made Melina look like her bitch this past Friday on SmackDown. Melina won’t take that lying down. I just can’t see Melina dropping the belt on Sunday.
Tommy Dreamer vs. Finlay vs. Christian vs. Jack Swagger vs. Mark Henry – ECW Championship Scramble
I like the Scramble match. Last year’s PPV where they had three of them was awesome – especially because we got to see The Brian Kendrick as the WWE Champion for a few moments. This one should be good, and it’s sort of unpredictable, seeing as how three of the four challengers are former ECW Champions. Finlay has been beating everybody down lately, but Henry had the last laugh this past Tuesday night. The problem with Finlay and Mark Henry is, they don’t feel like they’ve been groomed for a run with the ECW Championship. I’m going t o give this one to Dreamer.
Randy Orton vs. Triple H – Three Stages of Hell for the WWE Championship
First fall is a regular match, second fall is falls count anywhere, and the third fall, for some ungodly reason, is a stretcher match. I have this sinking feeling in my gut that it’s Triple H getting the win here.
CM Punk vs. Jeff Hardy – World Heavyweight Championship
CM Punk needs the World Heavyweight Championship right now. If he doesn’t have it, the slow heel turn doesn’t work as effectively. He somehow steals the victory at The Bash.
That’s it guys, enjoy The Bash. I’ll have coverage up at some point on Monday, depending on how long it takes to get my car repaired.