This week on BoredWrestlingFan Radio, Joe, JT, Mark, and G discuss the week in pro wrestling and give their predictions for tonight’s WWE Hell In A Cell pay-per-view.
In the news, we pay respect to the late Ox Baker. The WWE updates their wellness policy to include punishment for domestic violence. Billy Jack Haynes sues the WWE, and the WWE laughs it off. The Undertaker returns to the WWE as an advisor. We get an update on Bad News Barrett’s recovery, and hear rumors of a Randy Orton injury. Is it true? Go ask Triple H. All this, and much, much more on BWF Radio 149!
Holy technical difficulties, Batman! We were unable to broadcast this show live because the only thing working on the studio computer was Skype. Our scheduled guest, Gregory Iron, was unable to make this week’s show and had to reschedule. But we pressed on and managed to record an episode anyway! Joe, JT, G, and Mark talk briefly about the week in pro wrestling, including our disgust for yet another Cena/Orton main event on a Pay-Per-View coming up at Hell In A Cell.
In the news, frequent BWF Radio guest Gary Barnidge appears on Total Divas, Team 3D has options of where to go now that they are officially gone from TNA, and TNA doesn’t have any events scheduled through the end of the year. Justin Roberts gets his release. WWE Network gets ads. Randy Orton gets Vined, and Mexican Fans can tell the difference between Sin Cara and Mistico. All this and more on BWF Radio 148!
There wasn’t a review last week because I was on holiday and I was lucky to watch the show at all. Here’s the review for this week, which I constantly put off doing because oh God I’ve not been enjoying Impact.
Well, I managed to avoid social media this week. No spoilers. My wife did give an “oh shit!” to something she saw on the show while I was on the phone with her, but she didn’t tell me what it is. So genuine surprises for me this week! WooHoo!
Wow, they let Roman Reigns cut a promo on his own for once – and it wasn’t half bad. And that brawl with Kane? It’s always fun to see Fit Finlay, Jamie Noble, Mike Rotunda, Dean Malenko, and Joey Mercury get tossed around a bit too.
The Wyatt Family beat the Usos! Too bad it was a non-title match. Again.
WWE Network has a 90% satisfaction rate? That’s not what I’ve been hearing. That said, I’ll throw my approval their way. Haven’t had any problems since that first couple weeks.
Isn’t the point of having one hand tied behind your back in a match to be handicap? What’s the point of both Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox having their arms tied behind their backs? The obvious setup, of course. The fans chant bullshit. Or maybe boring. I can’t tell. Thick French-Canadian accents in Montreal.
You know, if you’re trying to get Rusev over as a heel in Canada, shouldn’t you have him face a Canadian, and not Rob Van Dam? FFW! Rusev Wins. Fatality.
Sign in the crowd for Randy Orton vs. Dean Ambrose: “TANGO INDIA TANGO TANGO YANKEE.” Brilliant. They’re really letting Titty Master Moxley have a good showing against Ortbot. Orton picks up the win, but credit where it’s due – what a match! Let’s put it this way. I write this stream of consciousness on Monday Night RAW so you don’t have to watch – but this… this is worth finding and watching.
Years ago at a local show called Ballpark Brawl, this dude was wearing a Mötley Crüe t-shirt that said “Girls, Girls, Girls,” and some guy yells “YOUR SHIRT SAYS ‘GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS,’ BUT YOU LIKE GUYS, GUYS, GUYS!” I think of that every time I see Fandango’s pants with the world “Girls” written all over them. And he’s only on commentary. Ziggler vs. Del Rio is the match in the ring. “Fandango is the Fonz of the WWE. Hey.” Del Rio wins off the distraction from Arthur Fandangorelli.
Cody Rhodes’ embracing of the Stardust character is just amazing.
Can’t have a show in Montreal without referencing Jerry Lawler’s heart attack or the 1997 Survivor Series. So let’s have Lawler introduce Bret Hart. I knew somebody would interrupt Bret – I wasn’t expecting Damien Sandow dressed as Bret Hart (or Bret Sandhart, as he called himself). Though I probably should have been. Hart decks Sandow and knocks him out of the ring. Which in my opinion gives Sheamus an unfair advantage in his match with Sandow. Which he, of course, wins.
Dammit, I missed the preview of “Monday Night Wars” on WWE Network. D’oh! Also, I’m bummed that the October 1989 episode of Saturday Night’s Main Event is not on there yet either. I want to watch Mr. Perfect destroy the WWF Championship.
Instead, I’ll watch Jericho vs. The Miz. Jericho appears to be bleeding from somewhere near the ear. Can’t get a good look at it though. I can’t really tell how bad it is. But it’s irrelevant I guess, since Jericho picked up the win with the Walls of Jericho. Jericho should know better than to think he’ll get a clean shot at Bray Wyatt without Rowan and Harper standing in his way.
Two Diva matches on one show? And this one is a tag team match – so that means six Divas wrestling on one show. It’s the Funkadactyls against… Paige and AJ? So this is a question of which team breaks up first. Cameron, who was completely disinterested in this match, tags herself in and gets a Paige Turner for her trouble – and the loss. Joey Styles isn’t on commentary for the brawl that breaks out between Cameron and Naomi to yell “CAT FIGHT! CAT FIGHT!”
Cesaro’s five languages come in handy when he’s in Montreal. I have no idea what he said in French, but I guess it doesn’t matter since they speak Quebecois in Montreal anyway. And Cesaro loses to Kofi Kingston again. Big E saves Kofi from the beatdown. Why is Cesaro jobbing to this jobber-to-the-stars?
Bo Dallas vs. Diego of Los Matadores. Now where have I seen this before? Oh, that’s right. This past Friday on SmackDown. Oh wait. He’s wrestling El Torito. Bo wins, of course. You know, I’d like to see a match between Los Matadores & El Torito against Bull Dempsey or whatever the dude’s name is in NXT. They’re bullfighters, right?
I FFW through the main event (John Cena vs. Seth Rollins) to see Kane and Orton attack Cena. The predictable ending of Cena getting knocked out only to have the WWE World Heavyweight Championship saved from a cash-in by Dean Ambrose happens again. Then Super Cena hits an AA on Orton, and gets saved from Kane by a Roman Reigns spear. The end.
Not a bad episode of RAW, IMO. I think the “oh shit!” from my wife was AJ being Paige’s partner. Ambrose/Orton is worth watching. Now to see if I can’t find me a copy of the Monday Night War preview. See you all Sunday for BWF Radio!
If anybody hasn’t seen the tweets from the BoredWrestlingFan Twitter, I’m trying to replace myself as the resident RAW reviewer here on the site. It’s a volunteer job. I wish I could pay people to do this. The job may only be temporary. I’m still hoping RYTMAN comes back at some point. Oh well. Let’s go, shall we?
I suffer through RAW so you don’t have to. Read on.
BWF it’s your birthday! Happy birthday BWF! Yes, six years ago I started BoredWrestlingFan.com as a site for fans, by fans, and I’ve gotten to do some cool stuff over the years because of it. Not make any money, mind you, but I got to meet guys like Johnny Gargano and Gregory Iron, get threatened by the late Matt Borne, and talk yoga with Diamond Dallas Page. I’ve also been stuck doing this RAW review. Oh well, let’s go.
30 minutes home, the rest here, blah blah blah just click the link.
Twenty-five years I’ve been watching WWE television, week in, week out, without question. I never miss RAW, which since 1993 has been the only television show I watch on Monday nights. Well, aside from watching Nitro on picture-in-picture of course. But something happened last night that made me question why I’m such a loyal viewer of this program. I watched an entire 3-hour RAW live on TV. This was the first time since they made the permanent switch that I’ve watched the show live as it aired without actually being in the arena, and I’ve gotta tell you, I can’t understand how people do this every week. I found myself checking the time once every 15 minutes or so once I hit the 90 minute mark. “It’s gotta be close to 11 by now.” Nope, 10:15. The fact is, there wasn’t anything really going on to advance storylines or anything either. So we’re talking 3 hours of filler. In fact, only the overrun was worth watching. So today, I’m not going to watch the show over again and review it – I’m going to recap it using Ian’s Intense Post-Payback Raw Recap from AngryMarks.com as a reminder of what, exactly, I watched in those 3 agonizing hours last night.
First things first. Happy Memorial Day, and a thank you to those who have made that ultimate sacrifice to allow guys like me to sit here and talk about whatever the hell they want to on the internet. Second, happy 3rd Anniversary to my beautiful wife, Mrs. ThinkSoJoE. Third, happy birthday to my friend and BWF Radio co-host Mark Noyce. Now that the formalities are out of the way, let’s get this 3 hour show out of the way. This is one of those “I don’t feel like watching this show” nights. So we’re going to skip through it and give you basically what you need to know to follow the current storylines. Sound good? Let’s go.
I watch 30 minutes, leave, then watch the whole show from the beginning, just so you don’t have to. Maybe that’s why ratings are slumping?
So. Here’s an interesting predicament. My computer is not currently allowing me to search Google. So it might actually be somewhat difficult for me to find images to post in this review. Apparently some jackass on the same wireless network I’m on was sending automated requests to Google which caused them to Ambrose “nope.” So, let’s hope for the best!
I watch 30 minute of RAW then leave for work to watch the rest here and type up what happened, mostly so YOU don’t have to suffer through it yourself. Aren’t you lucky to know me?
So. You guys know how I usually do these – I watch two hours, drive to work, and watch the whole show just to remember what I watched to write it down here. Well, I no longer drive to work – I dosed off behind the wheel and wrapped my car around a light post – and did just as much damage to the post as my totalled car. I, however, am fine. A few bruises and abrasions, but nothing a little OTC pain reliever won’t fix, should I feel bad enough to actually take that shit. Oh well. In the immortal words of Pink Floyd, the show must go on!
Ouch. Ow. Aaaaahhhh. Oh man my ribs and knees hurt – yet nothing is actually damaged. Oh well, screw it, let’s go. Click the button.