Kevin’s Blog: Definitely Live & Half Assed Review of #Raw

We start the show off with a de-bait. Wokka Wokka.

We start with review of “Embracing The Hate” then Kane tells us he wants Cena to embrace it before the end of the night. Kabe also wants to take someone out of the arena in an ambulance. Wow, a debate to start the show? What an awful way to retread the same fifteen minute opening segment. Oh goody, we get Johnny Wooden GM to really set this show on fire. CM Punk gets to answer first. Dolph Ziggler says something but I can’t looking at his hideous vest. R Truth keeps up the comedy act. The Miz gets the next answer. He goes roast on his competitor. For some reason he gets the buzzer. Everyone else went long. He was right about Kofi being an afterthought. Kofi gets to retort. Still not sure why he doesn’t get more mic time. Chris Jericho gets to close the debate. I agree with my fellow alumni, this is fifteen minutes of my life I’m not getting back. Jericho’s jackets is somehow worse than Dolph’s vest. Trouble In Paradise. Nice exclamation mark for a soon to be jobbing Kofi.

Kofi against Jericho starts after the break. I’m glad Mitchell Cool informed us that the Walls of Jericho is a submission move. Kofi nails more Trouble but so blatantly left Jericho’s leg unhooked. If he hadn’t tucked Jericho’s arm, it wouldn’t have been as noticeable. Shawn Michaels hugs HHH back stage. I’ve got no goosebumps.

More Kane review. This time with Zack Ryder. John Cena is talking to a mystery man who happens to be Ryder. He’s got his back yet he’s going to leave him alone? Huh? Johnny and David Otunga get more TV time. Dave reminds us that Johnny isn’t the full time GM yet. Please, you can’t torture us with Johnny on both shows. Are you really that cruel to your fans? Why did it just dawn on me that Daniel Bryan is doing to Big Show what Kane is doing to Cena? Bryan is being much more successful. Mitchell Cool compliments Bryan by saying Big Show is more frustrated but then immediately runs him down when his music hits. I mean, really? The dumb level of this segment was a strong 100.

Then Cool calls Bryan a tremendous champion after the break. GAH! Big Show is taking on Randy Orton. Lawler calls shenanigans but Cool tells him to shut up so he does. What a puss. Another commercial break. That seemed awful quick. I still love Orton’s drop kick. Nice of Big Show to play along with that DDT. With the WWE’s even steven booking, Bryan losses on Sunday. Cool went back to hating on him after he left. It’s such a confusing message. It would be really tough to get me to agree that this angle is a good idea in any way.

Shawn Michaels gets the hour skit. Michaels babbles but it comes down so that HHH can give us the news we want, a HHH vs Undertaker rematch. Hey Shawn, we don’t want that. Shawn moves on to calling him a sell out. Business picks up when Shawn calls him a coward. Maybe we needed the meandering for that to pay off for the shift in tone. HHH is the end of a breed but then throws some jabs at the young guys. Not really good for business hoss. Look me in the eye honey! Tell me you didn’t cheat on me! HHH still says no to the match. Good build up thru non build up. The first 10 minutes was garbage. The last 5 was great. Was that the same video from last week?

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Vince Russo may or may not be out as head of TNA creative

"Ugh, just make up ya' fuckin' mind, I gots womens to objectify ovah heeah!"

According to WrestleZone.com, Vince Russo was replaced as head of TNA creative by recent hire and former WWE and Ring of Honor writer Dave Lagana and that Russo wasn’t even present at the Against All Odds PPV last night in Orlando. Clearly our banner at the top of this page was the motivating factor in the move, and not years of failure to bring TNA into the mainstream or above a 1.5 extended cable rating or 25,000 pay-per-view buys, not to mention climbing his greasy ass behind the wheel of the 1979 Chevy Nova that was WCW and driving it directly into the Des Moines River.

However, in a second article at Prowrestling.net, multiple sources are disputing the news, saying Lagana was merely helping out at Against All Odds. Yeah, he was helping. He was holding the door for Russo while slapping an “#IWantWrestling” note to his back.

We’re not a site that likes to jump to conclusions, but we also need to think objectively about these conflicting reports. In short, Jason Powell has a decade-plus-long history of being accurate, while WrestleZone has been around since I started brewing this cup of coffee, and one of its main writers is an on-air character for Pro Wrestling Ohio. I know that if Kevin was the PWO commissioner, we’d have more on our minds than reporting accurate news. I also know that if I was right as often as Powell is, I’d be swimming in my vault full of gold coins in St. Paul just like he does. -Eric

TNA Audio #5 – Swinging From The Barn Door

Yeah man, Direct Auto Insurance is awesome. Say, don't we have a title match coming up or something?

This is a very special edition of TNA Audio because not only do Dusty and Matt discuss the February 9 Impact episode, but they also go above and beyond the call of duty to talk about the February 12 Against All Odds pay-per-view as well! That means that your earbuds are in for a sweet, sweet serenade about things like:

-Why Dusty feels like Hulk Hogan is a human acid trip, and why he is responsible for that woman’s hideous attire.

-Why they both feel like TNA is really getting the hang of solid, episodic storytelling, and why they might have a leg up over WWE when it comes to this.

-Why Magnus might be on the cusp on something, if he can break free from the boys in the back and bullshit of the politics behind that curtain.

-Why the company would really be in business if only they could figure out how to properly end the main events of their pay-per-views.

And a whole lot more nonsense, including Dusty yelling loudly at his dog, Matt being lethargic because this was one of the most boring Impacts in a long time, Dusty hoping people notice he just got a new phone and that’s why he sounds like a whole lot better this week (fingers crossed), Dusty standing silently to Matt’s side with a towel around his neck making intimidating looking faces, Matt quietly binging on his free ice cream from last week while Dusty rants, and a whole lot more, so listen or death!

Stunt Granny TNA Audio Show #5

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