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What’s In A Name?

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If you’ve followed pro wrestling for as long as I have, you’ll know that sometimes terrible gimmicks get over and great gimmicks can fall flat. A wrestling ballroom dancer going by the name of Fandango should stink to high heaven, but I think he’s going to be a lot more successful than people are assuming.

He’s going to unify the fans, who are far too used to ‘tweeners’ these days, characters who aren’t really faces or heels. Everybody is going to hate this arrogant and flamboyant Superstar. He’s also being fast-tracked to the big time with a Wrestlemania match against the hugely popular Chris Jericho. Most importantly he can back up his words with his in-ring performance. Anyone who has seen Fandango/Johnny Curtis wrestle in NXT will know that he is more than capable of going toe-to-toe with Y2J.

The build up to this match, much like the rest of the Wrestlemania 29 undercard, has been a little rushed. Luckily this is a classic cocky villain vs. confident good guy stand off, it’s so simple it could have worked 10 years ago, 20 years ago or even 30 years ago. I expect this match to be written off by most people as just filler, but I think it has the potential to be one of the night’s highlights.

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Posted by on April 1, 2013 in Sport, WWE

 

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Wrestlemania Round Up

After almost a week’s media blackout, I eventually got around to watching the Wrestlemania 28 PPV.

Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan

Blink and you missed it. Bryan was being pushed as the next Randy Savage going into this but he jobbed like Honky Tonk Man going up against the Ultimate Warrior.

Kane vs. Randy Orton

Better than it should have been, I was glad to see Kane take this one as I’ve never been a big fan of Randy.

Big Show vs. Cody Rhodes

There was no way Cody could have convincingly defeat the Big Show – and he didn’t.

Beth Phoenix and Eve Torres vs. Kelly Kelly and Maria Menounos

…the less said, the better…

Triple H vs. The Undertaker

I hadn’t bought into The Undertaker’s need to face Hunter again, but this was a better match than last year’s and unsurprisingly ‘Taker is now 20-0 at Wrestlemania.

Team Laurinaitis vs. Team Long

A dull and messy match, but worth it to see Laurenaitis in his Brother Love suit.

Chris Jericho vs. CM Punk

What went wrong here? This was supposed to be a technical tour-de-force but it never got out of 3rd gear.

The Rock vs. John Cena

After a year of hype, there was now way this could disappoint… oh yeah.  Rock looked tired and his timing was off several times.  Cena took the fall but now has to come back to Monday Night Raw as a loser.

Did I regret coughing up the cash to see this?  No, it was a good show that was padded out with an hour of unnecessary dancing, singing and rapping.

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in TV, WWE

 

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Final Countdown

There’s less than a week to go until Wrestlemania 28 and after all the hype and build-up, the big question still remains… “Will The Rock job in front of his home crowd?” No, that’s not the big question… “Will Jericho vs. Punk decide once and for all who is the best in the world?” No, that’s not it either. “Will The Miz even get on the card?” Nope! Still not it…The big question is “Will I cough up £15 just to see it live?” Right now? I don’t know.

 
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Posted by on March 27, 2012 in Socks

 

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Tombstoned

Next month will see The Undertaker enter a Wrestlemania ring for the twentieth time in an attempt to preserve his undefeated streak of victories. Whether this stretches the bounds of feasibility is a question that doesn’t even need to be asked. His opponent, Triple H, may be the son in law of the man who owns the WWE but this is the third time he’s faced The Deadman at ‘Mania and he’s always been the runner up so far. Holding the match in a cage and having Triple H’s buddy HBK as the referee are just distractions. The Undertaker always wins at Wrestlemania and Triple H will rest in peace.

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2012 in Socks

 

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