WrestleMania 29 Announcement

So it’s going to be in New Jersey next year. Outdoors.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will head a press confernce tomorrow to announce the 2013 version of WresteMania will be held at Metlife Stadium, outdoors, in East Rutherford, NJ. The date for the show was not announced other than a release saying early April, so likely the first Sunday of April, which is April 7. March 31 is also a possibility.

Representatives of the WWE, the New York Jets and the New York Giants are expected at the press conference. This will be the first time WrestleMania will be in the Northeast at an outdoor venue, which, unless precautions are made, could be a weather risk.

 
I strongly believe they should have held off doing a show at this venue until SummerSlam 2013, but at the very least this probably means WrestleMania 30 won’t be held at Madison Square Garden, which is awesome because I cannot stand watching shows held there. – Dusty
 
Update #1 – I bet Theo Huxtable will be there, since it’s right near his place.
Cliff:: All right. Now you have got to have an apartment, because you are not going to live here. [taking more money]So an apartment in Manhattan will run you at least $400 a month.
Theo: I’ll live in New Jersey. [takes back $200]

Update #2 – Thanks to my good friends at weather.org, here is the weather history for April 7 in East Rutherford the past five years, just to give us some kind of idea of what we might be able to expect. I’m really going above and beyond the call of duty with this post, I know.

2011 – http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KTEB/2011/4/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=East+Rutherford&req_state=NJ&req_statename=New+Jersey

2010 – http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KTEB/2010/4/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

2009 – http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KTEB/2009/4/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

2008 – http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KTEB/2008/4/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

2007 – http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KTEB/2007/4/7/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

So they’re probably hoping for a repeat of 2010’s temperatures, but it’s more likely we’re going to get mid-40s with a minute chance of precipitation.

Update #3 – I just noticed that he speculated a show announced for early April could get held on the last day of March. What a goddamn moron.

The best wrestling promo of the year so far

IMO. – Dusty

Kevin’s Blog: #ROH Aired 6 February 2012

Both Stunt Granny and ROH are trying to find the sweet spot.

They start the episode  by reviewing the situation with Jay Lethal and Mike Bennett. Kevin Kelly & Nigel McGuinness introduced the show. Mike Bennett is going to walk away with the TV Title while Maria acts like a dumb ass again. That’s not a good thing. There is no time limit to this match. They’re big on using the time limit which isn’t a bad thing. You can imply a lot with how the match is going. Bennett begs off to start the match. You know how I say that manager’s should be used more often? I’m thinking ROH could use a couple less managers. Brutal Bob the trainer, Truth Martini, Prince Nana & his lawyer. I’m probably forgetting someone. Anyway, over used for their roster size. Match was on pace for the time of the match when the commercial hits.

Glad Nigel tells us it’s a twenty count. What a weird count. Bennett is on the offense after a Jay Lethal miss. They have a dumb slugfest with them punching each other and not moving. ROH consistently does little stuff like that to make their matches lose some polish. Bennett gets a neck breaker for a two count. Maria tries to help Bennett but it backfires and Lethal wins with a crucifix roll up.

Veda Scott is with Eddie Edwards. He pretty much gives the same promo he had last week. Kyle O’Reilly interrupts. O’Reilly wants him to put up or shut up. Edwards says he has to prepare for a match next week. Just terrible.

They go over the Kevin Steen situation for what seems like the 300th time even though I’ve only been watching ROH for the year 2012. Kevin Kelly gets to interview him. Steen has been off for a year but he evidently was allergic to the gym. At least do some cardio fatty. He doesn’t understand why he was kept away for a year. I’m loving the fact that a guy who used to be mentally unstable is now the corporate boy in Davey Richards. He tries to yell at the crowd but half of them are cheering for him. It kind of kills the mood. Jim Cornette interrupts. Jim calls him out for being fat. Steen has terrible come backs. Jim bans the pile driver in any format. Steen repeats his promo before Cornette came out. He’s a main eventer? Really?

Truth Martini and the House of Truth blame the Briscoes for losing the eight man tag match and $10,000. They’re going to shut up the Briscoes according to Roderick Strong. Michael Elgin tells them they’ve written a check they can’t cash. Or something similarly hacky. The Briscoes say they eliminated Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas so the House of Truth had an easy path. Davey Richards says that he’s going to kick Jay Lethal’s head off. Glad he admits that he only has one move. The All Night Express is bummed because of Rhett Titus’ injury. Good to see an injured guy hanging around. They’re setting their eyes on the Young Bucks before going for the tag team titles.

Veda Scott interviews the Young Bucks. Matt & Nick Jackson hit on Veda. They sort of run down their opponents. They hit on her more. I want to put my hand thru this monitor. Shelton Benjamin & Charlie Haas hit the ring. Kelly admits they are running short on time. Haas tells us they’re not wrestling because Steen talked too much and their mic time got cut. So they’re taking their mic time. Benjamin calls for a rematch. They’re going to take the show hostage. Kevin Steen is threatening that too. Why are you running the same angle on the same show? You’re only an hour long.

Dem Boys the Briscoes hit the ring after the commercial break. Todd Sinclair calls for the bell as they brawl.  The action moves into the ring as Cornette rants about the night from hell. I know this is going to cut off but this match is going to be too short without interference. Nigel tells Cornette he’s setting a bad example by caving to those holding ROH for hostage. Amen Nigel. And it cuts off. Whatever. -Kevin

Brodus Clay off of WWE television

Like seeing this on WWE television every week? If you don’t well I don’t understand how you can’t really but don’t get used to it.

This is straight up WWE idiocy at its finest. Vince McMahon has decided to pull Brodus Clay from television because he doesn’t like his in ring work according to gerweck.net. This is the guy they have had on television for the better part of 2011. He had matches on television as well. Again, he was already on WWE television. He was then removed from television and repackaged, well not at first but whatever, and then debuts in spectacularly jaw-dropping fashion.

Opinions vary on Brodus Clay and the Funkasaurus gimmick but the one indisputable thing is that the gimmick had gotten over. He took what was reported to be a punishment gimmick and turned it around. So, how does he get repaid? Yup, he gets his ass pulled off of television.

The reasoning makes no sense. They have had plenty of time to judge Clay’s in ring prowess. They have had ample amounts and footage to pore over to make the decision he wasn’t ready for primetime. Pulling him now seems like a political move or at the very least just a dick move. By dick move I mean a punishment. Clay turned their punishment around and made it work. Well, I guess ambition shouldn’t be repaid?

I officially don’t understand wrestling any longer. WWE, as much as I back most decisions and defend the poor decisions has left me scratching my head on this. They are pulling money off the table. There is money in Clay right now and this isn’t a gimmick that will ruin his future as a big man monster type if they choose to go that direction. Kids are idiotic and eat up merchandise. There is no way you can say they wouldn’t want a Brodus Clay hat and dinosaur foam hands? I mean, that sounds awesome get me a pair right now.

On a serious note; they better keep the Funkettes on TV. That is way too much ass to be kept backstage.-Jeremy

At the very least we have this.

Stunt Granny Audio Show #176

This week Kevin and Dusty join forces to discuss the epic February 13 Monday Night Raw Super Show. This show was so super, it pre-empted the dog show to CNBC. Was it worth it? Well, if you missed the show (a show that was trending on twitter, I might remind you), Dusty and Kevin are here to break it down for you and answer that question. What did they think of the cartoony Kane-John Cena-Zack Ryder storyline? (Besides that it was very very cartoony.) What did they think of the Shawn Michaels-Triple H-Undertaker showdown? Were the matches on this show so bad the writers might as well have been slashing their ratings with straight razor? What was actually good about the show? Was it that godforsaken debate thing they did to start the show? Was it anything? You need to listen to find out, and it’ll only be an hour of your measley, pointless time. So listen!

Stunt Granny Audio Show #176

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