Wrestlemania 29 (NY/NJ) Preview Part IV

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

Since Jeremy agreed that he wouldn’t be doing previews as I had predicted on Monday, I’m going written for the previews. I’m hoping to do two matches a day including on Sunday. We’ll see if it happens or if I end up stacking them up because I can’t get to them. I’ll be separating them into pairs with one good match and one bad match.

Bad Match

World Heavyweight Champion Alberto Del Rio defending against Jack Swagger: The build up has been the most boring of any of these bouts. The hate might have worked better if Alberto Del Rio was a bigger baby face. He hasn’t come close to replacing Rey Mysterio. I really don’t like him any more as a baby face because he still feels so bland. Jack Swagger hasn’t done himself any favors since coming back either. I haven’t been impressed with his in ring work which has been passable at best. His gimmick isn’t doing much for me either. I suppose it’s good that he has a mouth piece but since the gimmick isn’t working I don’t like Zeb Colter. Prediction: Alberto Del Rio sucks slightly less so he retains.

Good Match

CM Punk vs The Undertaker: Aren’t we all glad that William Moody aka Paul Bearer died so that we could have an angle for Wrestlemania? I do wonder what this build up would have looked at without this tragic end to a fantastic mouth piece. I was glad that CM Punk got to sink his teeth into something other than the length of his title reign. I thought the angle ended up pigeon holing him from how he wanted to verbally attack the Undertaker. He did what he could and I enjoyed it but I also thought it was predictable and a little bit boring. The interesting part of this match is that because of the lengthy title reign, CM Punk is a legitimate threat. Undertaker has only made a couple of token appearances in the past year. Punk is a perfect torch handing over guy. Prediction: The streak stands and the internet doesn’t explode.

The Architecture of Wrestling: GCU Arena for @ImpactWrestling’s Bound For Glory

TNA and Impact Wrestling are holding their annual extravaganza known as Bound For Glory is being held in Phoenix, Arizona at Grand Canyon University Arena. I was going to review another building in Phoenix but after taking a look at the building, I realized GCU Arena was worth reviewing. The only problem that is presented that much like last review of an arena I did (if I find the link, I’ll update the article) for TNA, they’ve found a new arena on a small campus so there aren’t any pictures of it. I’ve found several renderings of it from 360 Architecture who designed it. The firm is based out of Kansas City.MO, just like Populous who also does a lot of stadium work. 360 has designed a number of arenas including Meadowlands Stadium in New Jersey, the Sprint Center in Kansas City (which almost became the home of the KC Penguins) and Huntington Park here in Columbus, which gives me an excuse to review it now. The firm Architekton helped which is no surprise since they are based in Tempe, AZ. They likely did the supervision work and helped to navigate the code book in Arizona. Codes usually come from one main source but municipalities adopt a certain version and usually modify them so conforming to them can get tricky.

The GCU Arena seats about 5,000 so it will be a good venue for TNA.  They have done a great job of identifying these types of venues. The WWE is having a hard time packing in enough people to the NHL/NBA approved arenas so there’s no chance in hell TNA is going to fill one even for their version of Wrestlemania. I always enjoy the shows on the road for TNA so that’s a large positive for this big show.

Villa Savoye by Le Corbusier

As for the building itself, a coworker pointed out that it resembles Villa Savoye which was designed by Le Corbusier. The main form could be viewed as such but the proportions, color and function are much different. The form is strongly horizontal with the dark blue structure framing an all glass entry and concourse. Considering that the university’s colors are purple, black and white, I’m not sure why the trim wasn’t one of these colors. White would have reflected the sun more and hearkened back to Savoye even more. 360 continued the similarity by using reinforced concrete columns to hold up the dark blue structure and create a walk way a portico (or porch) that mimics the drive way, garage and entry area for Savoye. Both buildings are only two stories but there is obviously a change in scale because of their functions as an arena and family home respectively. The arena does have only 42 steps to get to the upper concourse so it isn’t a hike like many of the larger arenas.

Though I haven’t seen a set of plans, I would think that the beige structure at the top of the building is a roof screen that hides all of the exhaust piping for the kitchen equipment and restrooms along with hiding the HVAC units that cool the building. Without the additional information, it is hard to put more analysis into this arena. It’s a nice looking arena though. -Kevin

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.

New Jack: Killer For Hire

So yeah, read this:

Have these bitches lost there fucking minds or what? Tammy Sytch from wwe called me this past weekend asked me would I kill her ex boyfriend who is a cop in jersey,because he has abused her and beat the shit outta her for the past 5yrs.I’m sure y’all are finding this hard to believe,just like the other,but please believe it!I have a signing and a show in jersey this weekend and i will be staying at a hotel in jersey for two days,but believe this when I say it…I’M NOT COMING TO JERSEY TO TRY AND KILL A GUY(COP)FOR TAMMY OR NOBODY ELSE…WTF!!!TAMMY,HERE IS A LITTLE WORD OF ADVICE…DO UR OWN GOTDAMN DIRTY WORK YOU CRAZY BITCH!!!PLEASE FORWARD THIS TO HER AND BY THE WAY,THE COPS NAME IS JOHN…CRAZY FUCKING BITCH!!!
 
Okay, deep breath here.  Let’s try to process this information, shall we:
 
1.) New Jack seems decidedly more anti-crazy bitch than anti-cop here, which seems to suggest he is softening.
 
2.) He seems to be saying he doesn’t give a fuck all if the cop actually dies, as long as it is made clear that he is not the one who did the killing. That is admirable.
 
3.) All he can get these days are crazy, past their prime white women. That is because all the black women are like, “Jack, you done lost your whole entire mind, fool!”
 
4.) Drugs are awesome.
 
I got nothing else here, so I’ll leave you with Jack telling Sunny stories. – Dusty
 
SMW 1994,I think it was Rex King…Candido gets in the shower,leaving Tammy and Rex in the living room.Chris exits the show to find Rex,with his dick down Tammy’s throat!oh the is going to get much better..
 
ECW…PPV…NEW ORLEANS…TAMMY SHOW UP HIGH AND WANTING PERCS.STUMBLES UP(LITERALLY)ON 1 OF THE BOYS AND THEY EXIT THE BUILDING,TO ONLY CAUGHT WITH C COCK IN HAND AND MOUTH AND PERCS IN THE OTHER!!!…THIS IS SO FUN…NOW SAY SOMETHING BAD ABOUT ME…COME ON!!!
%d bloggers like this: