The Art of Wrestling – ECW Part II

I couple of weeks ago I started breaking down the styles of ring gear of the ECW roster.  I’m here to continue the prognosis of the other Superstars that I skipped.

The Miz – On his way to the ring he was wearing a black fedora with a white band that had black leopard spots and his very own “Chick Magnet” t-shirt.  In the ring, the Miz sported a pair of long shorts that were black with a red velour pattern and light yellow trim.  In the middle of the pattern was a black and white yin and yang.  On the bottom of the shorts, near his knee is a black patch with white eyes.  The miz also wears black elbow pads and three Under Armour wrist bands on his forearms that are grey, black and red.   Certainly one of the most complex designs that I’d like to get a closer look at but his pictures on WWE.com aren’t quite up to date with what I saw.  I’d also like to know the meaning of the eyes.  The look fits his personality to a ‘T’.

A much better fedora without a leopard pattern band. - Photo brought to you from withaswing.com

A much better fedora without a leopard pattern band. - Photo brought to you from withaswing.com

John Morrison – John was wearing a black robe with gold trim and studs that has fur on the shoulders and back with a hybrid cross and starburst design.  He sports two silver neck chains and dark brown sunglasses on his way to the ring too.  In the ring, his pants were a olive green velour and had the same hybrid cross and starburst design  which was trimmed in red with silver highlights.  The pants also had a black belt with silver studs.  John’s boots were brown and fur covered at the top with the same hybrid cross and starburst design that was gold and silver.  This outfit is the pinnacle of complex in ECW and also fits his persona with how gaudy it is.  The browns and olive green colors are muted so it helps to pop the trim that is silver and gold.  This page from WWE.com has a nice shot of the pants and design on the boots but is a different color than he was wearing the night I wrote this piece.

Hornswoggle – At the base of his outfit is a white shirt with a ruffled center and sleeve cuffs.  Over top of that is an orangish-gold vest with three buttons.  The top layer is green both on his jacket and his pants.  Horny wears some green and white sneakers.  He also wears a hat with a gold band around the base.  This design is predictable WWE which does a decent job of playing to his “leprechaun” status.

FinlayHis singlet has a black stripe down the center that has a green shamrock in the middle of his upper body.  That stripe is flanked by green with a celtic knot on both hips.  Finlay wears white boots with a green lace pattern on the sides.  This design is yet again very predictable considering how much they emphasize Finlay’s raising and heritage in Northern Ireland.  Both and him Hornswoggle outfits are fine though.

This is the knot that Finlay has on the side of his trunks but it's black with white trim. - Photo courtesy of www.sisterscandlesandcrafts.com/celtic.htm

This is the knot that Finlay has on the side of his trunks but it is black with white trim. Photo courtesy of http://www.sisterscandlesandcrafts.com/celtic.htm

Mark Henry – He was wearing a black singlet with a white “WSM” on each leg along with a design that looks to be someone dead lifting weights.  Mark wears black knee pads and boots.  The simple designs are in for the killer heels and this one is no different.

Matt Hardy – He wears his t-shirt to the ring.  Matt has pants that are red with black and white highlights.  They appear to be regular pants because they have pockets that are solid red and have the Matt Hardy “MH” logo in black and white on them.  The pants also have a black stripe down the middle of the leg and white trim around the zipper.  They are held up by a white belt with a design which go through white belt loops.  To finish things up, he has black elbow pads with white tape tape from his hands up to his forearms.  Matt has another fairly complicated design that is probably designed by his brother.  It stays simple with the colors though which makes it look slick.

If you have a problem with my taste or want to bring up aspects of the designs, get a hold of me at kevin@stuntgranny.com. – Kevin

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Shelton Benjamin Looks Stupid

This would have been better.

This would have been better.

WWE.com has a photo spread of Candice Michelle and Shelton Benjamin at the Democratic National Convention. Now the pics are nothing special but they require a look for two things.

One, Candice looks a lot different then the last time she was on Raw breaking her collarbone. Not sure if it is an improvement but she sure looks different.

The second reason is to see what a total tool Shelton Benjamin looks like walking around a pep rally, yes that is all it is, with a gold belt on while wearing a suit. Sure there are a bunch of other retards in the crowd but they are what they are. They are freaks of nature that have the power to vote. They aren’t to be taken seriously. If so they wouldn’t have dressed like it was 80% off day at Miracle Hill.

Shelton, on the other hand, is an adult male in a nice suite, carrying around his United States title, representing a multi-million dollar company. Whoever told him he needed the belt should be fired immediately. It encompasses all the bad stigmas of pro wrestling. So congrats WWE. -Jeremy

See Ya Next Year!

Get outta here.

Get outta here.

According to PWInsider, by way of ProWrestling.net (Yes again, damn), that Ken Kennedy is actually going through with surgery to repair his bum shoulder. Ken is scheduled for surgery Friday and will be out for upwards of six months. This guy can’t catch a break and he better hope WWE doesn’t forget about him. He is proving to be about as reliable as Randy Orton.

It is also rumored he will be having radical surgery done to remove his head out of his ass and then his feet, yes both of them, from his mouth. It is a dangerous procedure due to the high rate of redundant pedial chronitis. In other words, he is bound to do it all over again.

We here at Stunt Granny wish Mr. Ken Kennedy Anderson a speedy recovery. -Jeremy

Um, Yeah, He May Be A Free Agent Soon.

High pay and low stress. I'll drink to that.

High pay and low stress. I'll drink to that.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, by way of ProWrestling.net, Christian Cage‘s contract with TNA is set to expire at the end of the year. This was big news back when Christian was somebody in TNA and not in the exact same position he was when he left WWE. When was the last time anyone said or wrote, “Boy, I am looking forward to Christian’s match against ______?” it hasn’t happened in over a year. Curiously enough, Christian will continue to be pushed as is since he is so muddled in the grand scheme no one will notice. It’s a shame really since he came in with a lot of potential and had a good run as champion. TNA never found a way to keep him near the top though, even if he didn’t lose a match in over a year at one point. Christian never seemed important after he lost the NWA/TNA title. -Jeremy

From Right Here, In TNA!

Yeah, thumbs up or whatever. Give me money.

Yeah, thumbs up or whatever. Give me money.

Our old friend and old bossman, Wade Keller, over at PWTorch.com is reporting that Mick Foley has signed with TNA and will debut as soon as his contract with WWE finally expires at the end of the month. On the surprise scale between 1 and 20 place me at an eleven. Foley has always been a prudent businessman and has a keen storytelling sense and these are the main reasons he should and should not be in TNA.

There really are two ways of looking at this news and both benefit Mick financially. So who can blame the man for getting the top dollar available? On the flip side, is money worth a tarnished legacy after he is booked poorly in TNA and becomes just another wrestler? More on this later. -Jeremy

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