I’m in a great mood and having a great night. First the Buffalo Sabres win a game by shooting the puck down the pants of Phoenix Coyotes’ goaltender Mike Smith – literally. Then my 49ers clinch a playoff spot by defeating the Atlanta Falcons. Then I got to hang out with Jorge for a few as he dropped off a brand new copy of Kick-Ass on BluRay, replacing my lost DVD copy. But now, I have to watch RAW. CHRISTMAS RAW. These are NEVER good. EVER. And the little bit I saw before I left for work isn’t exactly filling me with hope for this particular edition. So, despite my better judgment, let’s go.
I’m taking this far too seriously these days. I actually have notes written in front of me as I type this. I never needed notes before, maybe it’s my old age getting to me, or maybe.. just maybe.. I want to produce something that is actually readable, and that makes sense. Although, it will probably make as much sense as LeBron James winning an NBA title..
Very late results this week mean a limited edition. But there are some things to be said. Many, actually. But few pictures. Only one wrestler gets an animated gif this week. And for good reason. (more…)
I love my new Android phone. It plays songs for me that I may have otherwise forgotten about via Pandora. I can listen to my beloved Buffalo Sabres play via the WGR radio app. I can waste the day away launching birds at pigs. But today is the day I truly fell in love with this phone, for you see, I’m able to post to Bored Wrestling Fan any time, any place via the WordPress app.
Shilling for Google aside, today’s the day we’ve been waiting for with baited breath – 2-21-11.
While it’s pretty much a given at this point that it’s The Undertaker, I’m hoping the WWE will somehow still surprise us. As much as I love Undertaker, let’s face it. The guy has been in WWE for 23 years now and it feels like he’s had 46 returns. You want to bring the phenom back, just have him show up. It works for him.
WWE had great buzz going with these promos. Too bad they’re not for somebody just coming into the WWE.
It’s been a long three weeks without cable at the ThinkSoJoE household. That’s three RAWs, the first SmackDown on SyFy, and after this Thursday, three iMPACTs that I missed – as they air, anyway. What really bugs me is the fact that for the first time in years (if ever), I’m going to miss the first three games of the Buffalo Sabres season. Well, on television. That’s what a radio’s for. I’ll finally have cable again next Thursday.
That’s not to say I haven’t been watching wrestling. In fact, I happened to see Hell In A Cell this past Sunday and RAW the next night. The problem with not having cable is, there’s only a limited amount of television you can watch via an antenna, at least in this area with the antenna I have, so your DVD collection gets old quick. So on Monday, between watching HIAC and RAW, I did something completely out of character – I watched a WWE Film.
Yes folks, I hit up my local RedBox (which, at Walmart, is actually blue) and picked up Legendary, which, of course, stars John Cena. And much to my surprise, it was actually good. I’m not saying we should give John Cena an Oscar nod for this, but he definitely played the role better than I ever expected him to. I certainly recommend checking this one out if you’ve got a couple hours to kill.
Now, after being surprised by Cena’s acting in Legendary, something happened. On Monday night, John Cena played his role as the reluctant ally to Nexus perfectly. I’m a cynic when it comes to professional wrestling sometimes, and because I know the business so well, sometimes it’s hard to suspend my disbelief and watch as a fan, but for the last few days, that’s exactly what I’ve tried to do. And as a wrestling fan, I was intrigued by the way Cena played his part following his loss to Wade Barrett at HIAC and the following night on RAW. I’m very interested to see how far the storyline with Cena in Nexus will go, and what the next step for the Barrett/Cena dynamic is. The smark in me wants to kick the fan in me’s ass for praising Cena right now, but oh well.
I’m glad to see that Goldust is finally getting a push and returning to his old “bizarre” persona, as opposed to his “La Resistance made me get electrocuted so I have tourette’s” persona. As AlyKat said in her excellent RAW review, only Goldust would send love letters to a belt.
Holy shit. Where did this John Morrison come from? The guy’s been into Parkour training for ages, and they’re just now making it a huge part of his in-ring style? Climbing that light board at HIAC and diving out onto everybody else from that high up? Where’s Joey Styles to scream “OH MY GOD!” when we need him, huh?
MacGruber came out on DVD and BluRay today. I hit the blue RedBox again and picked up the BluRay, for the sheer fact that a few WWE Superstars were in the movie. Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, MVP, Kane, and The Great Khali make up MacGruber’s team (he rejects The Big Show after seeing him kiss another man), at least until he inadvertently blows them up. The movie has it’s moments, but I wouldn’t waste my time on it. I’m sure the 10 minutes that the WWE guys are in the film will pop up on YouTube any time now.
As I like to do from time to time, I want to take a second and thank the staff here at BoredWrestlingFan.com – this is the best writing team on the internet, hands down! Also, thanks to all of our readers, we appreciate all of you!
Ok, ok, I technically didn’t oversleep on Tuesday. I just passed on watching ECW to cheer on my beloved Buffalo Sabres as they took on the Anaheim Ducks (and you have no idea how hard it was for me to not just type “The Mighty Ducks of Anaheim”). Sadly, the Sabres lost 3-2. The plan was to watch ECW at some point today, but I went out early and fell asleep when I came home. I didn’t wake up until 10 minutes after I normally leave for work, so I still haven’t seen the show. So, here I am with results in hand. I’m not going to give a lot of insight to this episode, but only because I haven’t seen it and the results aren’t very detailed that I happen to have.
Mark Henry def. DJ Gabriel – Thanks for coming, DJ. Now get your Alex Wright wannabe ass back to FCW.
Tyson Kidd def. Some Local Jobber – The dungeon has made many a championship wrestler. Beating guys who aren’t important enough to mention their names more than once isn’t exactly how you go about winning championships, though.
Tommy Dreamer def. Paul Burchill – If this were the real ECW, this match would probably be a main event, probably would’ve lasted longer, Tommy would’ve still gotten the win, but with the assist from a telephone and some chicken wire (Tommy was like the MacGuyver of pro wrestling) instead of The Boogeyman, and Katie Lea probably would have eaten a piledriver.
Jack Swagger def. Christian to retain the ECW Championship – Swagger and Christian have each defeated each other in singles competition, Swagger getting his win when the title was on the line. Hmm. I wonder what they’re going to do with the ECW Championship at WrestleMania 25?
Wow, a busy day here at BWF today, isn’t it? We’ve got part four in my series on WWE Pay Per View, Drowgoddess’ look at the TNA roster, and now this! I haven’t quite made it through SmackDown yet. I got up to the main event, so I’m going to give my thoughts on the show up to that point, watch the fatal four way on my DVR, talk about that, then give my No Way Out predictions.
Well folks, this may be the only real-time you get out of me this week. That doesn’t mean that there’s not going to be SmackDown coverage on Friday night, it just means that it’s not going to be live, as my hometown Buffalo Sabres open their season. Anywho, tonight, it’s going to be CM Punk and Kofi Kingston returning to ECW to team with Evan Bourne and Ricky Ortiz to take on Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, The Miz, and John Morrison.
ECW on SciFi is on the air!
Finlay & Tommy Dreamer def. Mike Knox & Jack Swagger when Finlay pinned Knox.
Mark Henry def. Jamie Noble via pinfall.
Ted DiBiase, Cody Rhodes, The Miz & John Morrison def. CM Punk, Kofi Kingston, Evan Bourne & Ricky Ortiz when Morrison pinned Punk.