Stunt Granny Presents: We Watch Stuff Podcast #5

There are no firm rules for this podcast so talking about wrestling is just something that will happen from time to time. But first Shahid and Jeremy talk about the opening weekend for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Did Shahid like it and if so how when nearly no one else did? Yeah a lot of people watched t but have you seen those review scores? Sheesh. Anyway, why did one studio call out Paramount as being huge liars? Is that reaction even warranted? What was the deal with Roddy Piper and Bad News Brown anyway? Who the hell though that was a good idea? How was the Money In The Bank match for our hosts? Who had the bump of the match? Was there anything shocking at all? Who was the MVP of the show? All of these questions are answered all you have to do is listen.

 

Stunt Granny Audio #225

Well gang, it looks like Dusty’s audio ban has been lifted, as the Wisconsin Dream joins Kevin Difrango for this action packed edition of Stunt Granny Audio! The duo start things off by talking baseball. Dusty’s A’s are playing Kevin’s Pirates, so there is worlds of intrigue at play here. Why is Bud Selig waiting for the All Star Game to levy fines? Why not wait until Feezil Day? The conversation then turns to the upcoming Money in the Bank PPV spectacular. Who will win the A-team MITB match? Who will be the Shelton Benjamin high spot artist who has no shot of actually winning? Will Kane actually be in the match? (WWE.com says yes, Wikipedia says no. Who can you trust in this day and age?) Then it’s time to talk about the B-teamers match. Kevin realizes there are many guys in the company who are just spinning their wheels. Any one of them could get a win at the PPV to get out of their funk. Dusty breaks some nooz, revealing to Kevin that in addition to the GutCheck guys, Matt Morgan has just been released from TNA. They discuss the possibility of him coming in to WWE. They also talk about the exciting debut of the Wyatt Family and the possibilities of their future use, and Dusty drops a Pat Buchanan reference. And a whole lot more, so listen or you will perish.

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Stunt Granny Audio Show #224

wrestling_fan_wedding cakeJeremy & Kevin had a plan, but they didn’t follow it to start the show. Why wouldn’t they start by talking about the marriage of Natalya Neidhart and Tyson Kidd? Maybe because one of the hosts thinks that they were really cousins? Maybe because the other host thinks it’s incest? Is the WWE giving the Divas a proper hype as they prepare to unveil Totally Divas on E! Entertainment? Jeremy & Kevin move back to their plan by talking about CM Punk, Curtis Axel and Paul Heyman. Is CM Punk in the same no man’s land as a baby face like Dolph Ziggler? How do their situations differ? CM Punk and Paul Heyman are doing well in their roles, but how is Curtis Axel doing? How does Brock Lesnar figure into this situation? Would he ever interfere in the Money In The Bank match? The guys stumble back off the beaten path and talk about Kane. Is this latest effort with Daniel Bryan cementing his place in the WWE Hall of Fame? Jeremy & Kevin then tackle the Suicide escapade in Impact Wrestling. Which one of your hosts is too lazy to even read the spoilers for this week’s show? Which one has no idea what really took place on Impact? Can anyone really blame him? How smart is Austin Aries? They finish up the show by talking about the Wyatt Family. What are their names aside from Bray Wyatt? Who are they going to start them off against? Would they make a proper impact against 3MB? Join this two man band for an audio experience.

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Stunt Granny Audio Show #223

Chun-Li_X-Men_vs_Street_Fighter_Char_Select--article_imageJeremy & Kevin start off by talking about Impact Wrestling. Yes, indeed there are other wrestling shows on TV and sometimes they’re worth talking about. How much time do the wrestlers have until Bound For Glory? Which host likes the concept behind this annual event? Does it help Impact that they only have four pay per views a year? Is it a good idea to have Destination X on free TV? Who wins in a battle between the Knockout’s Division and the Diva’s Division? Okay, that idea isn’t explored but they do talk about the poor quality of both even though they’re getting plenty of time. Impact Wrestling had some other poor decision making with the Main Event Mafia. Why are they banding together people that already hung out Sting to dry a mere two weeks ago? Who is going to be the fourth member? Who’s betting on Hulk Hogan and who’s got Jeff Hardy? Jeremy & Kevin start talking about the WWE and they start with someone they skipped last week, Alberto Del Rio? Can you smell the desperation on him? Is Dolph Ziggler ever going to get mic time to establish himself as a baby face? They move on to talk about follow up from Mark Henry and John Cena. How did Henry follow up his grand slam from last week? Did Cena go cheese factor or serious for his promo? Jeremy & Kevin finish by talking about Daniel Bryan and Randy Orton. Did they have a good match? How much did Orton have to exhort the crowd? How many segments did Daniel Bryan get himself into? How definitive was his win? They close by not talking about two important people? Find out who when you click on the link below!

 

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Stunt Granny Audio #193

Eric’s 12-shirt Mount Rushmore

It’s a three-man booth this week, with Dusty, Eric and Kevin discussing all sorts of relevant and pertinent and important professional wrestling topics. This week’s Top Five at Five includes John Cena wrestling CM Punk at Raw 1000, Daniel Bryan marrying AJ on the same show, Dolph Ziggler winning a Money in the Bank match and helping turn a stagnant Chris Jericho turn babyface, the rumors of who comprises TNA’s Aces & 8s stable (and why they probably aren’t calling themselves Dead Man’s Hand), and Kurt Angle no-showing the hall of fame inductions in Waterloo, Iowa. The boys also play a round of Match Game, plus they discuss what designs should go on the Mount Rushmore of pro wrestling T-shirts. All this and maybe a little bit more, if you’d just click the link below!

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Stunt Granny Audio #191

Return of the Mack

This is a very very special edition of Stunt Granny Audio because The Man is back. Dusty and Kevin join up to talk about Psycho Sid’s return and just how it rates in the lexicon of all time great moments in pro wrestling history. They talk about how good it must be to be Heath Slater right now, how pathetic Ric Flair is now, how weird those old Ultimate Warrior vs Andre the Giant matches were, Brock Lesnar’s sudden transformation into David Copperfield, John Cena *finally* getting a well deserved title match, and much much more. The best part is it’s only going to take about 40 minutes of your precious time away from you, so you really have no excuse not to listen immediately, fucko.

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Twelve-man tag team match announced for WrestleMania 28, allotted time likely to be cut

Make sure "safe search" is turned on when Googling "12 men on the field."

According to Prowrestling.net, WWE has announced via (the redesigned) WWE.com that WrestleMania 28 will feature a 12-man tag team match, featuring two teams of six, one chosen by Raw general manager John Laurinitis and one chosen by Smackdown GM Teddy Long.

First and foremost, the number 12 has nothing to do with the number 28. At least WrestleMania X had a X-man… excuse me, 10-man tag team match scheduled (until it was cut due to time constraints; thanks a lot, five-star Shawn Michaels vs. Razor Ramon match), and WrestleMania 25 included a 25-diva battle royal (the introductions for which were cut for time; thanks a lot, shitty Kid Rock performance). WWE could have booked a 28-man battle royal, or a 14-man tag since 14 is divisible by 28, harrumph glavin bazinga.

Second, dang, Jeremy was right about Ted DiBiase watching from backstage (or better yet, on a 4-inch black-and-white screen in the Sun Life Stadium parking lot with his tailgating DiBiase Posse). This is obviously the evolution of “the match that gets everyone on the card,” like the occasional battle royal or Money in the Bank. Assuming (probably incorrectly) that WWE also includes a battle royal during the pre-game show, literally everybody but DiBiase will get that WrestleMania payoff. With all the rumors of locker-room jealousy over The Rock taking a main-event slot (because Justin Gabriel so desperately deserved it instead, right?), you would need to be a hepatitis-ridden leper to be left off this card.

And third, at least we know what poor Dolph Ziggler will be doing for 4 minutes until this match’s allotted time gets cut. -Eric

WWE Money in the Bank appears back in pay-per-view line-up, Sin Cara to be injured July 15

According to Prowrestling.net, WWE is back to advertising the Money in the Bank pay-per-view, now set for July 15 in Phoenix, Ariz. The likelihood of WrestleMania featuring an MITB match just went down, and the WrestleMania roles of Dolph Zigger, Jack Swagger, Kofi Kingston, R-Truth and others are still in question. I just wish WWE would make up its damned mind so we can avoid all of the speculation in our Lunch Conversations. -Eric

Dusty’s Blog: Post Monday Night Raw Autopsy

If you didn't like this week's Monday Night Raw, this picture should hopefully put things into perspective for you.

This one will be short and sweet since I’m feeling under the weather today. Kevin wanted me to do this because he’s busy with something or another else. We’re choking down Summer Slam, so they better make this count.

Triple H comes out to start the show. How long do you get to be the new COO of the company before you’re just the COO of the company? He said there were lots of changes going on in the company, what with them going from having no champion to now having two. He said they’re going to resolve that issue at Summer Slam with a match between John Cena and CM Punk to determine who the undisputed champion will be. Punk got a big pop again at the mention. Hunter said a match of that magnitude is going to need a special guest referee of equal magnitude to keep the law and order. So, of course, it’s going to be him. Stevie Wonder could have seen that coming. Ray Charles could have seen that coming. A visually impaired person who needs the assistance of eyewear in order to see things properly could have seen that coming.

In any event, Hunter then got down to the business of laying out the format of the rest of the show. We’ve got a contract signing between Punk and Cena (I’m sure that will go just swimmingly), as well as individual matches for the both of them against other dudes. Hunter said Cena’s match is first, and actually it is going to be right then and there. I love how they do that on wrestling shows, the faux surprise “let’s have a match right now!” thing. What were they going to do otherwise with that time? Just show an empty ring? Have Triple H talk longer? Before they went to break, Cena got in Hunter’s face to question the guest referee stipulation. Hunter told him no one is bigger than him, basically laying down the law there. Interesting.

Back from break, and Cena is taking on Jack Swagger. WWE forgot to fire Swagger on Black Friday a while back, and they’re going to punish him for it by making him job on television. Or something like that. I’m not reviewing the matches this week in any sort of meaningful way, if you want to know the truth of it. Besides, Swagger is not good, so it would just be a bunch of sentences saying stuff like “Swagger did something poorly” and “Swagger sold something poorly.” I just saved you some time. Cena hit the Attitude Adjustment for the victory. It was your basic John Cena match that he had every week while I was doing Smackdown reviews back in the day. I guess Swagger and Carlito are interchangeable.

Later in the show is going to be Rey Mysterio vs. The Miz. Isn’t Rey hurt? Isn’t Miz not much better off? What’s going on here? They show clips of Bret Hart vs. Curt Hennig from Summer Slam 1991, which is one of my favorite matches of all time, ostensibly to get people excited about this year’s Summer Slam. Done and doner.

Ricardo Rodriguez interrupts Scott Stanford (the broski of the forever) to introduce Alberto Del Rio. Del Rio is going to be taking on Punk tonight, and he vows to finish what he tried to start at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view. So apparently Punk is a babyface now, in that he is a babyface when he is facing heels and a heel when he is facing babyfaces. Who doesn’t think Punk is this generation’s Randy Savage, the best thing to happen to wrestling in the last 10 years? If so, harm yourself immediately.

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Early buyrate numbers for Money In The Bank PPV

Bill O'Reilly says Money in the Bank did a terrible buyrate. *insert anti semitic remark here*

Meltzer had stuff to say. Read it and weep:

Preliminary indications have Money in the Bank doing in the range of double what Capitol Punishment did in the United States although it won’t be until the end of August when WWE releases a number.

If that’s true, we’re looking at about 400,000 buys for this show. This would be a huge success for WWE. I can’t emphasize enough that this number is not just a result of the recent CM Punk angle, although that is a big reason. Ratings take a while to catch up on what is going on. This number would be the result of a whole year of good stuff happening, which supports my theory that this is the best year for wrestling since 1992. I hate being right so much. It hurts my face. – Dusty

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