Kevin’s Blog: Almost Live, Definitely Half Assed Review of #WWE #Raw

I watched this clip earlier today after Jim Leyland announced his retirement. It is barely proof that Leyland has aged as a manager since he has a little more color in his hair. It would have been nice for the Pittsburgh Pirates to get him for a second round but the Detroit Tigers decided to steal him along with just about the entire roster of the 1990 Pirates as coaches. As I watch the Penguins play the Colorado Avalanche, I’ve found out that the fans of Pittsburgh decided to steal something from the Detroit Red Wings fans. They’ve decided that their team has been so good for so long, that they can come to the arena dressed as seats even though the game is “sold out”. That’s not quite an even swap but it’s the best I got for now. Let’s roll.

Oh goody, we get HHH & Big Steph to start the show. Steph sets the table for the HIAC PPV. Steph wondering how the feed is there is the most believable part of HHH & Big Show shouting at each other. Steph cutting it though at the flip of a switch means it should have been killed earlier. Daniel Bryan shows up instead of Dean Ambrose. The later gets to show up after a commercial break. Not exactly a sizzling start. Ambrose has been downgraded to not getting an entrance. JBL isn’t making any sense, asking his fellow announcers why Big Show isn’t in jail is bad for two reasons: 1 – They barely ever argue with you. Why do you expect them to do it now? 2 – HHH & Stephanie should answer that question. What the hell is that pin combo called that Bryan just did? Holding an arm down with one leg and digging the elbow into his waist. Looked cool but seemed a little too convoluted to me. Dean Ambrose takes control before the break in TV land and my column.

Ambrose is still in control after it. Since JBL revisited the criminal line of thought for Big Show, I have a third point for him. You always say that you’re the best journalist in the WWE. How about you ask around as to why Big Show isn’t in jail? Mitchell Cool seems to be having fun with JBL. Too bad my ears aren’t. OH my lord, JBL just asked if he said something factually in accurate about Armstrong & Bryan working together for the quick count. Cool decided to answer after his own soliloquy. Ugh. Daniel Bryan wins with the Yes Lock. Fancy reversal into the move.

CM Punk comes out to run his mouth. That is as nondescript a promo as I’ve heard from him. It wasn’t bad. HHH and Big Steph are talking to Vickie about running Raw like she hasn’t done that before. Shawn Michaels brings up power suits and does his silly schtick. He brings up Vince McMahon who has got to be behind Big Show, right? I want to spill water on my lap top again after Hornswoggle, Santino Marella & the Great Khali show up dress in Elvis wigs. Gauging out my eyes would work too.

Santino is taking on Heath Slater. They do a kung fu comedy to start the match. It’s definitely time for a #SippyTimeBeer. “This is entertainment!” from Mitchell Cool who deserves to be put thru the paces by Ivory again for that line. Elvis Cobra gets a big hoot from the commentators and no one in the crowd. A Sneak Cobra attack later wins it for Santino. He sings to Lawler after the match. JBL fakes laughs more. I hope he’s paid well to laugh at that garbage.

Continue reading

Stunt Granny Sports Show #10

1f6b195c-bebb-3b23-aa0e-0380f0bbe900So can you guess what Eric2 and Jeremy talk about this week? After a brief snafu with the numbering scheme the boys get down to business and make fun of the pomposity in the reactions to basebrawl between The Arizona Diamondbacks and The Los Angeles Dodgers. Was it even a brawl? Who released ten years of frustrations by strangling another persons jersey? Who has the best brawls in sports? Should they be allowed as part of the game?  Why don’t the bullpens just start fighting immediately instead of running all the way to the infield? Who are sports made for? When did sports marketing chnge to focus on families? Why the single paying customers have to put up with that? Should children even be allowed at games? The boys share their stadium experiences and explain why it was way better than it is today. Oh and how they turned out just fine with all of the things they hve seen and heard.  So give it  a listen. You have downloaded worse we are sure of it.

Stunt Granny Sports Show #9

Um, yes please.

Um, yes please.

OK look you know we are going to talk about Sergio Garcia and his suggestions for Tiger Woods. What’s the big deal? It is golf isn’t it racist anyway? How could things get ay worse right? Well you let the CEO of the European Tour open his stupid mouth right? This ay be the only golf break that ever occurs on Stunt Granny in any capacity so it may as well be on the latest edition of The Stunt Granny Sports Show. Yes, Eric2 and Jeremy are back and among mocking golf and its competitors they also cover some serious topics like sexual assault and how women give up on looking good once they are married. Yup that’s right . Pete Rose gets married and his wife immediately decides to change her appearance for the worse. How is that fair for old Charlie Hustle? Hasn’t he given and then suffered enough already? Shouldn’t he be treated like a king? How stupid is Jose Canseco? Is it stupidity or a greater problem of being aloof and arrogant? What person wouldn’t be terrified and hiding in the face of sexual assault allegations? Why would any rational person go against his attorneys orders and blather on o the media? What kind of dummy taunts the accuser on Twitter? What exactly is Ozzie Canseco up to right now anyway? Is this a Lifetime movie in the works? They also break down how the media victimize itself in the face of athletes hiding things and hurting them. It really is quite funny how this always happens. There is some NHL playoff talk that somehow melds in to NBA playoff talk and then back to NHL talk and a nice dose of Henry The Hockey Hound being fed up taking matters in to his own hands when it comes to bacon. Oh yeah and Miguel Cabrera. So get to downloading the show and enjoy the randomness. It is funny, at least it should be. Really not sure since no one has listened to it again. In the moment it came across as funny. We could be wrong so download it already. OK?

Stunt Granny Audio #219

gorilla-brothers-reunited-after-3-years-apart-001

Halleluiah and praise the heavens everyone it is The Audio Experience. Yes, Stunt Granny proudly presents to you Stunt Granny Audio #219. Dusty and Jeremy are reunited after a short spell and they talk all sorts of words. They discuss the Detroit Tigers closer situation. Why you may ask? Well Dusty is in full fantasy baseball mode and needs a steal to come in better than eighth place. They then talk about the different sports venues they have visited and decide just what famous landmarks hold no interest to them. What has happened to wrestling? Is it even worth discussing without going over the same old same old? Is it possible to discuss wrestling now without being totally negative or defeated? Who doesn’t feel like it any longer and why? Who forced our heroes in to a wrestling discussion it the first place? The answer is a surprise as well.  So, in order to find out all you have to do is download the show and give it a listen.

Stunt Granny Audio Show #219

Stunt Granny Audio #204

With a Presidential debate and a Major League Baseball playoff game going on around them, our intrepid heroes Kevin and Dusty are focused on one thing, and one thing only: the major happenings of the last week in the world of professional wrestling! The two contemplate who would have been a better choice to lead the Aces and Eights group in TNA. Would anyone in the known universe have been a better choice than poor, mediocre Devon? They talk about the ponderous Hulk Hogan sex tape, and how HH is no longer b-fri’s with notorious wife swapper Bubba the Love Sponge. Is Jeff Hardy the right choice to lead TNA as its World Heavyweight Champion, or is he a ticking time bomb that you should never put in such a prominent position? Dusty makes his sales pitch for Ryback winning the WWE title, and Kevin is *almost* buying. And the fearless duo finishes things off with a Mount Rushmore of Wrestling Tough Guys, as the backdrop to the alleged altercation between Harley Race and Vader this past week. And a whole lot more nuggets of golden awesomeness, so listen!

Stunt Granny Audio Show #204

Stunt Granny Audio #203

Kevin and Dusty are at the helm for this edition of Stunt Granny Audio, and what an edition it is! The two heroes are momentarily distracted by Dusty’s A’s destroying Jeremy’s Tigers, but are eventually able to turn their attentions towards the latest happenings in the world of professional wrestling. Both Brian Gewirtz and Jim Cornette lost their jobs as head writers for WWE and ROH, respectively. What is the fall out going to be for those two promotions? Can we expect tangible changes, or are these just superficial changes that won’t really incur actual changes unless other moves are made? CM Punk had showdowns with both Vince McMahon and a fan on this past Monday’s Raw. Can a slap really reverberate to the knee, or is the fan just looking to get his sue on? Is it ridiculous for Vince McMahon to be standing toe-to-toe with a top wrestler? TNA’s salary information got leaked on the internet mysteriously. We agree that it’s fun to just gossip about things you’re not really supposed to know. Who is overpaid? Who is underpaid? Will Kurt Angle be heading back to WWE anytime soon? Dave Batista made his MMA debut recently. Is he in it for the long haul or is he just trying to keep his name out there until Vince takes him back? Will he actually be successful at this endeavor? Would he stand any kind of chance whatsoever against Brock Lesnar in a shoot? And finally, much like walking in on your parents as they are, you know, getting busy, the Hulk Hogan sex tape is something you see that you can never ever unsee. But it’s news, so we have to talk about. And you can listen to it by downloading the link, so you better do that immediately.

Stunt Granny Audio Show #203

Torrie Wilson and Alex Rodriguez to attend WrestleMania 28

OK, I forgot just how hot she was. Image search is a good thing.

WWE has posted exclusive news that Torrie Wilson will be returning to WWE as a spectator to take in WrestleMania 28. Ok good. Torrie was hot and all back then but much like every other piece of eye candy in WWE her shelf life came and went and she has largely been forgotten.

Not so fast though, she is bringing her boyfriend. Why does this matter?  Well her boyfriend is none other than New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.  Does this tarnish Torries image to anyone else? Wonder if he constantly under produces when the situation comes up with her like he does in every clutch situation he faces on the baseball diamond?

So that is that. Who gives a shit? -Jeremy

Kevin’s Blog: Post Wrestlemania Round Up

Our Tourist Credentials

We forgot to talk about some of the happenings around the events. This post is to flesh out our experience through pictures and text unlike our all audio weekend. I’m going to go through my notes and will keep them in chronological order, well except for the ending.

Before I get to my notes though, I need to get to one of the things we talked about which is the city of Atlanta. During our Wrestlemania review show, we killed the city of Atlanta. I think I even called it a “hell hole” at one juncture. Though I still firmly believe that any major metropolitan area should have easily accessible food and bars after midnight any day of the week, Atlanta shouldn’t be labeled a “hell hole” or any other disparaging names because of that lone factor. We used the MARTA train line all weekend, which was a lot easier than driving in any major city let alone the nightmare of driving in Atlanta. That’s definitely a down side to that city too. We got to eat at good or great restaurants, at the top of the list was Seasons 52, even if we had more on our list that we didn’t get to. Atlanta also has plenty of sites to visit. We used the above pictured booklet to go to the World of Coca-Cola, the Georgia Aquarium and a Tour of CNN. So my apologies go out to Atlanta. On to the notes and the big surprise.

Continue reading

Stunt Granny Big 11- Week Ending 2/19/11

1. Eric Nelson – You ever sit back and ask yourself what the fuck happened to the people you know? Well this just happened. “Do you have band practice tonight?”  “Nope, dance lessons.” Of course, this is immediately followed by ridiculous amounts of ideas to publicly embarrass them so it works out just perfect. – Jeremy

2. Dolph Ziggler – Dolph made the stupid choice to go along and get booked in a firing angle on Smackdown. Why is this a stupid choice? Well, just about every time this angle is executed by WWE the wrestler goes bye bye. Sure this will probably lead to nothing, but the continuing trend of wrestlers allowing themselves the possibility of being unemployed needs to stop already. – Jeremy

3. Jerry Lawler – Jerry’s mom died this week at the age of 90. She reportedly had been diagnosed with and was suffering from Alzheimer’s.  In a rare moment of seriousness: what a shit disease. My aunt’s mother had dementia and her new storytelling abilities were at least fun. But Alzheimer’s just rapes you mentally. Its effect on everyone around them is devastating as well. Part of me wants WWE to cut him a break and give him the title Sunday. It won’t happen but it would be a nice gesture. Yeah, I am a dope. – Jeremy

4. Chris Jericho – His new book, “Undisputed,” was released to rave reviews (I’m picking it up this weekend and not sitting it down until I’m finished with it), but more importantly, he continued to cross the country to promote his book on the radio and in the meantime show everyone why he’s the smartest damned person in the wrestling business. He completely understands what it takes to get over, to stay over, and to get others over, and his self-awareness is second to none. Jericho is a character study in awesomeness. – Eric

5. The Rock – He cut an awesome promo for 20 minutes that didn’t feel like 20 minutes. I’m pumped that he’ll be involved at a Wrestlemania that I attend. He adds star power to a card that will feature the Miz (been around for a bit but is still getting his main event legs) and Alberto Del Rio (less than a year on WWE TV) in two main event matches. He even has a new shirt (and three retro shirts) that will sell like hot cakes. – Kevin

6. Jeff Hardy – Mr. Hardy got another continuance because one of his lawyers was sick (let’s hope he didn’t use any of his client’s medicine) and the local lawyer was needed to represent a murder suspect. The next hearing will be after Victory Road, which is where Hardy will drop the belt just in case he has to drop trow for Big Bubba. – Kevin

7. Rima Fakih – You may (totally not) know her as Miss USA, and you probably (but most likely didn’t really care that you) saw her as a guest host on Monday Night Raw. Oh, and she also loves to pole dance. But now you’ll know her for three important reasons: 1) She’s going to be on WWE Tough Enough, 2) She’s going to embarrass the fuck out of herself on WWE Tough Enough, and 3) She’s going to send at least 100 percent of the Stunt Granny crew into masturbatory fits. (P.S. You don’t wanna see Max pole dance, Kevin.) – Eric

8. Tough Enough – Speaking of Tough Enough, here’s some more shiz. It was recently reported that a bunch of noteworthy indy workers were rejected by casting for positions on this coming season of Tough Enough. Those names include Austin Aries, Joey Ryan, Mercedes Martinez and Brittney Savage. I know the internet community will be all up in arms about the Aries snub, but let’s face it – he’s too old and too short for WWE to give him serious consideration. I’m more surprised about Ryan, who has the size WWE likes and who has done some squashes for them in the past. – Dusty

Also, there was a wrestler who asked to not have his name mentioned who noted there was a frustration among the talents after dealing with the casting people. He apparently was led to believe he was going to be a part of the show, only to never hear back from the producers after the initial word. – Dusty

9. Vin Gerrard – That’s who the unnamed source was. No Source Dot Com, baby! – Dusty

10. Hernandez – Okay, check out this video first and then report right back:

It is a testament to how unprofessional and poorly run of a company TNA is that Hernandez was not immediately fired for that. I’m talking like during the match fired. What a total chump. He is 38 years old and has been wrestling since 1996, but apparently can’t be bothered to learn how to do his finishing maneuver properly. A special bonus to this is that he has the benefit of seeing Sheamus performing the move successfully every week on a television show that people actually bother to watch. Fuck Hernandez. – Dusty

11. Miguel Cabrera – Baseball season is right around the corner, so you’re going to have to get used to me talking about baseball. If you’re not down with baseball, you can kiss my a to the crooked letters. In any event, Jeremy’s boy Cabrera was recently caught with an obscenely high blood alcohol level, and was actually sipping on something while the officer was talking to him. That’s some Craig Ferguson shit, right there. In other news, the Oakland Athletics have a much better pitching staff than the Tigers. – Dusty

PWO – Season 3 – Episode 22

Will "M-Dogg 20" Matt Cross or N8 Mattson win the chance to take on Johnny Gargano?

The opening contest was Brian Bender against Jason Bane. Aaron Maguire said that Bender has “$50,000 Why” he should take on Bane even though it hadn’t worked out well before. Bane tackled Bender who is normally the strong guy in his matches. Bane slammed Bender hard. He followed with some forearms and a clothesline. Bane hit a nice looking t-bone suplex.  Bender caught Bane charging into the corner with a knee. Bender locked in a front chancery. Bender went to the top rope and got hit in the gut as he leaped off of it. Bane “Bainlined him” for the victory. Corey James, a new comer, tried to collect the bounty but was power bombed for his punishment.

Analysis: Good segment that gives Bane a win over an opponent his size. Joe Dombrowski noted that he’s lost 100 lbs. in the last couple of years. I think moving down to 265 made him a better wrestler over that time. Score: +1.

They replayed the Benjamin Boone vs. “M-Dogg” Matt Cross match from the previous week.

Benjamin Boone was accompanied to the ring by Ben Fruth. Dombrowski listed the indignities that Fruth has had to endure under Tolar & now the Sons of Michigan. Isaac Montana was his opponent. He wore an Ohio State shirt to the ring to suck up to the fans. They did a skit trying to get the fans to cheer for OSU and against Michigan. Boone laid in some heavy forearms in the corner. Boone whipped him to the other corner and clotheslined him into the new corner.  Montana chased Fruth around ring side and was caught with a clothesline by Boone. Boone splashed Montana.  Montana fought back with some forearms and clotheslines of his own. Montana caught Boone with a pair of drop kicks. Montana missed the frog splash. Boone hit “The Bear Trap” DDT which is a bear hug into a DDT. As Boone celebrated, “Omega” Aaron Draven hit him with a chair in the back. Draven went to the top rope and hit a double stomp. Draven then motioned for a title belt referring to his former status as TV Champion which is held by the leader of the Sons of Michigan, N8 Mattson.

Continue reading

%d bloggers like this: