Being from the south, I grew up watching professional wrestling and gravitating towards Stone Cold Steve Austin from an early age. From there, I learned to love the craft of wrestling, and from there I learned to hate the WWE. This summer, however, WWE and wrestling as a whole has won me over again. I'm in desperate need to blog about something, and now we are here. Here's my 100% serious wrestling blog.
Undertaker + Katy Perry = Hilarious
If you happened to be watching the NBC re-run of Wrestlemania over Pre-Season football, you probably saw that the WWE edited Wrestlemania quite a bit. The first match aired was the one match that mattered at this years show, Taker vs. HHH. Now, I understand editing down the match for TV time, granted it was a match that lasted for over 20 minutes. I also understand editing the entrances because it takes The Undertaker and HHH a damn half-hour just to get to the ring. But what was incredible about the edited entrances was that they switched the songs out... maybe WWE thought it would earn a bit more main-stream appeal, but it took away from the bad-ass entrance Undertaker had to Johnny Cash. Who did they replace Johnny Cash with, you ask? Katy Perry. No, I'm serious. The dead-man/mysterious/evil/bad-ass character of The Undertaker was dubbed with Katy Perry.
Here's the full original match (It's a goodie).
I got the privilege this summer to go to an Ring Of Honor show. If you don't know, ROH is an indy wrestling company that usually has the best wrestlers before they move up into the "big leagues". Look it up, there are tons of incredible matches. Anyways, now they will be on TV! Fantastic! Here's a clip of their Heavyweight Champion:
There's four matches on the card tonight. FOUR! Unless Kelly Kelly and Beth Phoenix decides to wrestle a 60 minute five star iron match, I'm guessing there's going to be a handful of filler material. Which is why I highly recommend bootlegging the stream for the PPV tonight and not paying for it. Cee-Lo is scheduled to perform and I'm already predicting that he's going to be booed out of the arena. We have CM Punk/John Cena II and Randy Ortan/Christian V(good Lord...), so these are all matches that we've seen before. I'm sure that Punk/Cena will extend the feud a bit longer, but Christian/Ortan will (finally) wrap up their feud tonight. We also have a Diva's match that nobody cares too much about (It's dumb to have the title on Kelly Kelly, a character who's name is a joke in the first place), and we have Shamus/Mark Henry which shouldn't last too long since Henry gets exhausted just by walking these days.
Kelly Kelly(c) vs. Beth Phoenix
Should Win: Beth Phoenix
Will Win: Beth Phoenix
Why: C'mon... No really... C'mon...
Sheamus vs. Mark Henry
Should Win: Seamus
Will Win: Sheamus
Why: WWE sent Sheamus to do Conan O'Brian before SS, so I guess it would be smart money to have the guy promoting the show be the guy winning the match. Henry's been on a mean streak as of late, and I'm sure that Sheamus will be the wrestler to capitalize on it and be over on Henry. Sheamus actually kind of works as a face wrestler, and I'm sure he will move on to fued against Christian for the World Championship after SumerSlam. Bonus Prediction: The whole "trying to break people's legs" angle to come into play during the match.
Christian (c) vs. Randy Ortan - No Holds Barred
Should Win: Christian
Why: Smackdown, if you haven't noticed, is a wasteland when it comes to heel wrestlers, but it's still hard for me to swallow Christian as a "main event" wrestler, since he was in his prime years ago. I'm guessing that Christian will remain champ for now, and continue on and fued with someone else in the future. Also, this has been Smackdown's main event for the past few months... time to get some new guys in on the mix.
CM Punk (c) vs. John Cena (c) - Guest Ref: HHH
Should Win: CM Punk
Why: CM Punk has got a new contract. CM Punk was given a new licensed song (The same song he used when he wrestled for ROH). CM Punk has given us one of the most legendary promo's of all time this summer. John Cena gains nothing if he becomes WWE Champion again, CM Punk gains everything from it.
CM Punk's entrance at Money In The Bank was one of the most emotional (emotional?) moments I have ever seen on any television show, and the match that followed it delivered as much as it possibly could. It caused Vince McMahon to lose his on-screen job, and it caused an entire shift in the (awful) mind set that the WWE has had over the past six years. It's the hottest thing going on and I'm sure WWE won't screw it up.