Archive for August, 2009

Open thread.

August 9, 2009

Future is bright for WWE; bleak for TNA

August 9, 2009

The product of professional wrestling as a whole has been real shitty ever since 2002. At the time, TNA wrestling was just up and running, the WWF was forced to be renamed “WWE” (Thanks World Wildlife Fund…Assholes) and the brand extension was coming into affect at the time with RAW and Smackdown! having separate rosters. In the last seven years, there have been some bright moments but not enough to get some of the fans back into the swing of things.

Recently, I have been watching a lot of old wrestling tapes that I have had since 1998. Watching those videos made me realize that the good old days are long gone. I watch wrestling these days and seeing how bad it is, I’ve realized that I have been taking the old days for granted. Maybe it is because I am older now that I have become a fan that appreciates a good wrestling match. In addition to that, I tend more to root for someone who can actually wrestle and do a promo well than root for the good guy over the bad guy.

Here is my take on both TNA and WWE:

TNA – Sucks (Sorry Robert). No future stars. Samoa Joe is a joke. The superstars are old and past their prime and the young guys just don’t have what it takes to make it big. I don’t watch TNA as much as I do WWE but from what I’ve seen, it just doesn’t seem great. The only stars making it in the main event are the cast offs like Kurt Angle, Booker T, Mick Foley, Jeff Jarrett, Kevin Nash and Sting. Now, all of those guys were great especially Kurt Angle. You can make an argument that Angle is one of the best wrestlers ever. That being said, they have to pass the torch. I respect the fact that they still want to be there and that is fine but don’t take up the young prospect’s potential by being a main event hog.

WWE – As much as I cannot stand Triple H, John Cena and Randy Orton (Needs a pair of pants) week in and week out, there is some light at the end of the tunnel. There was a discussion forum on Wrestlezone.com about a month ago and in there were fan’s projections for the next couple years of who could be in the main event. The three wrestler’s that I think can be the top stars in the next couple of years are Jack Swagger, Evan Bourne and Dolph Ziggler.

All three guys have what it takes to be champion. Jack Swagger and Dolph Ziggler were both amateur wrestlers. Swagger is a tough, young kid who is willing to learn and wants to be there. He also has the ability and athleticism similiar to another great amateur and pro wrestler named Kurt Angle. For his size, he is still a very fast athlete in the ring. Ziggler reminds most of a young Mr. Perfect. He is smooth, cocky and good on the mic like Swagger. Unlike Swagger though, he isn’t as quick.

Evan Bourne is a high flyer. He style is similar to Rey Mysterio. Both of those guys are proof that you don’t have have to be 6’6 and 220 to be the top guy. For his size, he can still wrestle with the best. He is the most athletic out of the three. He is very quick. I don’t think I’ve seen him cut a promo on the mic in quite a while so that might be one thing holding him back. Good thing for Bourne is that he has time to work on it. Once he gets his promo work up and running, his full potential will be recognized. When his music hits though, the crowd jumps to their feet.

There was one other wrestler who was mentioned but in my opinion sucks. He is John Morrison. I think he is a good wrestler. However, his mic work sucks badly and he needs a new pair of pants. Oh, I forgot. His mic work sucks and he needs new pants. Did I mention his pants look like one a ferry would wear? What a turd.

For the best wrestling news whether being storyline or real-life, check out Wrestlezone.com

That is it for me. Til next time.

– MM

Off-Day Open Thread

August 6, 2009

Happy belated birthday.

August 3, 2009

Last year on August 1st, this site was started. This should have been written a couple days back but I don’t get around here much often anymore. So I want to say happy belated birthday to this site. And if you are counting the years at the old website, this place is about four years old.

In the one year this site has been around, there have been over 50,000 hits. On a couple of those days, the hits reached about a 1,000. If you type in “Fire Jim Hendry” in Yahoo’s search, this site is the first one that comes up. I am glad that this place is being noticed other than the three people that read it. đŸ˜‰

I want to thank everybody who contributes to this site. I also want to thank Keith for taking some time out of his day to help out here.

If it isn’t for any of you guys coming here on an almost daily basis, this place isn’t up and running. This is your site as well.

Thank you again.

– MM

Kevin “Fucking” Gregg.

August 3, 2009

I can’t seem to mention his name without having a middle name. I never liked this guy from the first pitch he threw in a Cub uniform. There was no movement on his fastball, and I knew he was gonna get crushed. I was right.

 Hendry should be kicked in the fucking ass for not bringing in Hoffman when he was available. This team would have been better off if Hendry didn’t do a fucking thing in the off-season. Everything he touched turned to shit. There’s Miles, Gathright, Freel, and of course, Bradley. And trading for Kevin “Fucking” Gregg sums up Hendrys efforts to improve a 97 win team.