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.

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The founder of and it’s parent company, Fropac Entertainment, ThinkSoJoE has been a wrestling fan since he first saw WWF television in 1986 at the age of four. His first wrestling memory was Hulk Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event talking about getting King Kong Bundy in a cage at WrestleMania 2. Sixteen years later, he met Hulk Hogan on the eve of WrestleMania X-8. On December 9, 2013, he legitimately won a Slammy Award (Best Crowd of the Year). ThinkSoJoE currently hosts the weekly BWF Radio podcast.

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  1. I also enjoyed the Cena storyline. Things were nicely different, which is surely appreciated. I caught the Morrison stunt via… umm… legit-purchase, and loved the first match up of Sunday's PPV. My totally-legal-stream crapped out in the next bout, but having read the 'caps, I saw what was the highlight of that event. I don't know how much of the parkour stuff we'lll actually see, but more will certainly be appreciated here.

    Sucks about the hockey. Seriously. Hopefully we get you in for the PUCK YOU! season 2… Buffalo looks pretty decent this season.

    • Well, I'll only be missing three games, thankfully. I could be missing the whole season.

      I actually went on facebook after I saw the US title match at HIAC, and posted that I consider it an MOTY candidate.

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