Saturday, December 23, 2017

Weekly Wrasslin’ Wroundup (12/18-20)

We found half of them!
With Clash of Champions out of the way, it’s all about the Royal Rumble, and the news this week means it’s going to be an interesting show to figure out the timing of. Events Of Significance!

There’s Gonna Be A Women’s Rumble

The obvious rumors are obviously true. They finally have enough women and credible women on the roster to do this right. Looking forward to it.

Fish and O’Reilly Are The New NXT Tag Champs

With help from Adam Cole, of course, they took the belts off Sanity. Decent match, and I’m OK with the outcome. The tag title scene has been kind of moribund, what with the War Games distraction and all, to the extent that I have a tough time remembering who the champs are/were. This helps with that.

Braun vs. Brock vs. Kane at the Rumble

On the other hand, I’m not looking forward to this. I assume Brock will be pinnig Kane here to help us forget that time Brock beat Strowman like Strowman was a man amongst men. I’m tired of Brock winning.

Dolph Ziggler Is (Fake) Quitting?

After winning the US Title on Sunday, he came out on Smackdown, yelled the same things he’s been yelling since he turned heel, left the US Title in the ring, and walked off. So that’s a thing.

Bate and Dunne Put On Another Clinic

A great match for the UK Title on NXT, with Dunne retaining. These matches are great, but I hope the UK show starts soon and we get more than Dunne beating Bate every couple of months to remind us who they are and how great they are. Imagine matches like this with a story building up to them?

It’s Cedric

The least interesting option happened twice, with Cedric Alexander beating Drew Gulak for the title shot at Enzo on Monday, and then beating Angry Drew Gulak in a revenge match on 205 Live. Bleah. I love Cedric as a wrestler but they need to give him somethig other than Good Wrestler Who Banged Alicia Fox For A Couple Of Weeks.

The Revival Returns

This makes me happy, even if the crowd was ambivalent. To be fair, Revival’s had like four matches since they debuted on the main roster nearly a year ago due to injuries, but I was hoping more people would remember them. And they’re going to have a tough time getting screen time and gaining traction in Raw’s moribund tag division.

Hideo Itami Debuts

If The Revival’s reaction was weak, Itami’s was depressing. He came out to save Finn Balor from the Miztougrage on Raw and got the pin in the resulting tag match, but his debut singles squash on 205 Live was met with total silence until he hit the GTS, when it was met with a very anemic “CM Punk” chant. Ouch.

Clash of Champions (2017)

Clash of Champions was slightly better than I expected thanks to the US Title and Tag Team matches being lively and better than I expected, but it was downhill to dullsville after that. But at least I nailed the predictions for the most part.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

PREDICTIONS: Clash Of Champions 2017

Truly, the champions shall clash.
This is how WWE closes out the year. A Smackdown exclusive PPV where once again the most important person on the card is fuckin’ Shane. Oh well.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Weekly Wrasslin’ Wroundup (12/11-13)

In WWE tradition, a good joke run into the ground.
A lot of water treading as we head into Clash of Champions this weekend, but there were at least a few Events Of Significance.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Agents of SHIELD: “A Life SPent”

Agents of SHIELD continues to move at a pace that puts the other shows to shame, although they may have been drinking a little bit of Team Flash’s Dumbfuck Lemonade in the process.

arrow: “Irreconcilable Differences”

This went on SO LONG.
Arrow decided to blow up its team in the midseason finale, then reveal at the very end that all its villains are working together as a team too.

The Flash: “Don’t Run”

Captain Condom to the rescuuuuue!
The Flash ends its mid-season with Barry Allen in jail, The Thinker in a new body, and Black Amunet’s accent still in Black Amunet and not in Mary Poppins where it belongs.

Weekly Wrasslin’ Wroundup (12/4-6)

So unnecessary.
Really odd week in WWE, with what seemed like both a lot and a little happening at the same time. On the upside, we got a lot of good wrestling in the process. Events Of Significance:a

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Agents Of SHIELD: “Orientation, Parts 1 and 2”

I admit, he’s a bit of an off brand Star Lord/Han Solo, but still.
Agents of SHIELD opened its fifth season with a shot across the bow of every other superhero TV show out there. It was big, bold, and balls to the wall bugfuck from start to finish.

Crisis On Earth X: “Parts 1-4”

Quite a few of these class photo moments over the four hours.
I thought Crisis On Earth X turned out pretty good, and then I watched the two-part opening to Agents of SHIELD and I realized I was grading on a curve. But that’s another post.