Russian Propaganda Is Hilarious

A Russian reporter by the name of Dmitry Chesnokov, who translates for Yahoo!’s Puck Daddy blog, tweeted this video for the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Propaganda usually evokes a more sinister idea behind it so you could call this an advertisement, but either way it’s hilarious. Current Russian hockey players like Ilya Kovalchuk, Evgeni Malkin and Alexander Ovechkin join legends like Pavel Bure to sing a song for the upcoming Winter Olympics. They splice in old video from the propaganda era along with more current videos. It’s fantastic.

If that isn’t quite your speed, enjoy this ridiculous goal that was scored on Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo last night during their game with the San Jose Sharks. Joe Thornton doesn’t deserve to be credited with this goal but they all count. I’m still waiting for his four goal game when he pulls out his rooster and strokes it on the ice. – Kevin

Phoenix Coyotes New Championship Belt

Coyotes Championship Belt

For those of you who don’t watch that much NHL hockey, there seems to be a kinship between them and professional wrestling. The latest example is this championship belt from the current Phoenix Coyotes which I first saw on the Puck Daddy blog over at Yahoo! Sports. Mikkel Boedker was the recipient of this new belt which replaced John Cena’s spinner belt. They seem to have modeled it after the new WWE Championship. It is possible since the Rock debuted the belt back on the February 19th show. I have no idea how long it takes to manufacture one but it’s possible given the month gap between their respective debuts. They both have the symbols flanking the head piece, the company logo in the middle and wording underneath. The Coyotes’ belt to me looks more like a championship belt because the Rock’s belt has a lot of void space that shows the black leather backing. I think gaudy when I think championship so more shiny = more official. The players on the Coyotes clearly care about wrestling so I only have one last question. If the Coyotes win the Stanley Cup, I wonder if they’ll say they’re going to Wrestlemania instead of Disney World? -Kevin

Belt_Rock Style

Kevin’s Blog: A Day Late & A Dollar Short Review of #iMPACTWrestling

I was figuring on staying away from the wrestling news to not taint my viewing of this show but my office work did a great job of that. Nothing like an elven hour day to keep you off the internet except to change the stations on SiriusXM during the day. I also listened to the end of Thursday’s Marek vs. Wyshinski. If you’re a hockey fan, give it a listen. You can get the link on Yahoo! Sports if you’re not familiar with the Puck Daddy blog. Anyway, since the dogs are crashed out, it’s time for back to back reviews. With the vague possibility of me doing a third one for Ring of Honor. I might need a break after taking on Smackdown though. I’ll find out soon. Let’s roll.

They blow themselves for how great last week’s show was. Aside from their head announcer giving away the biggest of obvious reveals. Bully Ray comes out first. He calls out Bobby Roode. Bully sounds good but Roode feels like a cartoon. The crowd does the “What?” chant. Must feel good. Roode magically brings out Sting. He makes himself special enforcer. They’re in a match against James Storm & Sting. I wouldn’t normally be a fan of the commish being in a match but it’s their first visit to London.

We get a review of the AJ Styles & Kazarian feud. Daniels makes his way out with beaten down Kaz. AJ Styles is his opponent. He’s not getting much of a pop. Daniels pops him first. AJ should be so pissed he isn’t posing for the crowd. Tenay goes dumb by trying to call an attempted Styles Clash a power bomb. So awful. After looking over last week’s drunken review, I did notice that this match is the first good one the crowd has seen. No wonder they’re super pumped. They chant “This is awesome”. It’s a good match. Not awesome. Daniels wins with a foreign object. Eric Bischoff is talking to Gunner. These people need to learn how to close doors.

As Tenay & Taz pimp the PPV, they remind us that it’s going to suck since it’s filmed in Orlando. What a downgrade. Magnus & Samoa Joe talk. Of course Magnus sucks in the fans with a pro-England speech. Cay, my Boxer, just farted. It really stinks. I think Joe is in better shape reaction wise, but he’s still a far cry from where he was. Magnus is selling them but I can’t help but remember their losses to the tag team champions. They don’t fear Matt Morgan & Crimson. So naturally, they show up. Nice by having them act heelish and just attack them. May as well play into the crowd tendencies unlike the WWE acting like they’re not in Canada.

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