Kevin’s Blog: #ImpactLive Destination X

Special-EditionSince it’s Destination X, I decided to bust out the lap top. I had intended to start this earlier but life got in the way. A trip to the lady’s house then some Hawaiian BBQ delayed it. Here it comes now. Let’s roll.

They start with a nice retrospective on Chris Sabin‘s career. What X Division won’t take this chance? I doubt that Sabin comes out of this show with the belt though. Too much riding on Bully Ray in my eyes. Then again, I would have said the same thing about D.O.C. until the news earlier this week. Since Bully Ray has mic skills, he gets to come to the ring. He cares so little for his opponent, he calls out Brooke Hogan. She’s sick of his games. Well then divorce him dummy. You can hire a lawyer easier than he can. Ray, you’ve got no power to stay married to her other than her incompetence. Hulk Hogan makes the same argument Brooke did. The Main Event Mafia shows up for no reason. Not exactly starting the show well. Bobby Roode says “Fluke”. The future starts tonight. Decent enough.

Roode is taking on his old partner, Austin Aries with a fresh facial hair look. Watching even the beginning of this match, it makes me think that Austin Aries could break the size barrier like CM Punk & Daniel Bryan have. Commercial. Roode has turned himself into a good wrestler. I still think his mic skills lag behind though so I’m less sure of his WWE chances. Aries has the mic down. Brainbuster for an Aries win. Oh no, is Roode getting a losing streak gimmick? I think the right guy won but I usually don’t like where these stories go. For now, I’ll enjoy his little freak out. Homicide talks to Hernandez. Chavo Guerrero gives him respect. Hernandez does the least talking. Smart move again. I feel like grading every segment for some reason.

Ken Anderson gets to address D.O.C. leaving. He hand over his cut. He then gives a pep talk. Woof. Homicide is taking on Sonjay Dutt and Petey Williams. They’ve been behind Dutt more recently so I’ll expect him to win. The Gringo Killer and Canadian Destroyer are two cool finishers. Sonjay saves Petey after the Killer. Moonsault Double Foot Stomp for Dutt. Wow, what a move.

Kenny King takes on Suicide and Chavo Guerrero. King has been a favorite since his move over from ROH. A baby face won the first match, I’m going with him for the win. Oh that’s right, it’s Manic now. I’ve never been quite sure why guys who stop in the ropes stay there for so long. Manic air balls on a cross pin but Chavo rolls thru anyway. Barely anyone cheers for Chavo. King showing off the athleticism. Manic wins with an inverted Code Breaker. I think that’s the right description. The Main Event Mafia is fired up. Glad they’re taking a break from the X Division matches. Back to back was a bit much.

Chris Sabin gets a talk from Hulk Hogan. He tells him it’s his time for greatness. Sabin thanks Hulk. A reason Sabin wouldn’t survive in the WWE. Do I really have to listen to this dreck that Sting will start? Um, Aces & Eights is there. If you’re looking for them, why haven’t you found them yet? They’ve had a couple of segments. Kurt Angle gets his chance to suck. Magnus is ready. That’s all you’ve got after I pimped you last week? If you’re going to take the fight to them, you don’t call them out. Ken Anderson invites them backstage. Samoa Joe with a cameo from Rampage Jackson is the closing suck. Aces & Eights ambushed them. What a bunch of dumb baby faces.

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#SippyTimeBeer Review – Jackalope, Hap & Harry, & Yazoo

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In Nashville, I had six beers unless you count the swill I got for free at the manager’s reception at the hotel. Like normal, I will do the reviews in batches of three. All of these three beers happen to be brewed in Nashville.

Jackalope Brewing CompanyRompo Amber Ale – We needed some food and wanted it to be local so we hit the downtown area. Nothing will get me to go in easier than when you call yourself  Broadway Brewhouse & Mojo. It’s got to be good because it’s local, right? If you’re into average bar food, go for it. If you’re just looking for a good beer selection though, it delivered. I knew coming into the trip I’d try only beers brewed in Tennessee or other beers I couldn’t get in Ohio. I love amber ales so that why I started with the Rompo Amber Ale. It was not a wise choice. The flavor profile was flat. It had the normal amber characteristics but nothing stuck out.

Hap & Harry’sLynchburg Lager – We moved on to Honky Tonk Central after finishing our food. I decided to switch companies even though another Jackalope was available. Never rate a company by one beer. If that were the case, I would have stopped trying Great Lakes after they came out with Grassroots Ale several years ago. It tasted like drinking dirt. Needless to say, that flavor didn’t survive to see a second year of brewing. I was hoping for a better flavor though and the Lynchburg Lager didn’t do the trick. It was the best of the three on Friday night but that isn’t saying much. It was an average beer.

Yazoo Brewing CompanyDos Perros Amber Ale – We debated going to the Yazoo Brewery but by the time we looked into it, the tours for Saturday were already sold out. I had heard of this company through a new friend who lived in Tennessee until recently. I figured that another amber ale was in order to wash out the bland taste from earlier. I found another beer that was similarly flat.

Friday was not a good night for beer. Tennessee was not looking like a beer haven. It’s good that things are always darkest before the dawn. Part II will be coming soon. Maybe we should have taken the Pedal Tavern because working for my beer would have made me appreciate average a little bit more. -Kevin

CM Punk & John Cena’s Photo Journal From #Nashville Part I

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My girlfriend’s mother decided to buy me WWE Rumblers for Christmas. I had been meaning to more with them before now. They were happy about their trip to Nashville. I posted these pictures over on our Facebook page but I’m never sure who sees that so I will re-post them here for your enjoyment. I’ll be doing two posts for Friday night and Saturday. Let’s see what they did Friday with some extra notes from the trip.

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I’m trapped in a glass case of emotion.

John was really only trapped in a plastic cup of emotion at the manager’s reception at our hotel. Thanks to Ron Burgundy for the inspiration.

John Cena Porn Star

Rawr what now? Bring in the porn stars.

Jeremy’s contribution to the photo journal is above. He inspired me to let the porn jokes come to me. Get it? Wokka wokka.

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I get porn stars to do this, allegedly.

I found this box in the Honky Tonk Central. We went in there because my lady was pretty sure it’s the bar that Heath Slater filmed a segment in when the WWE was actually in Nashville. Fun three level bar with a band playing on each one.

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CM Punk has seen some hot pink in his day, if you know what I mean.

Jeremy is a fantastic hand model. After enjoying all three floors including the views off of the balconies on the third floor, we moved onto another bar. Sometimes jokes are too easy to pass up. Which is when you Photogrid John Cena on flanking beavers at the Wild Beaver Saloon.

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