TNA IMPACT – 17th May 2012 – Celebration of Domination…. is coming soon!

TNA IMPACT

Date: 17th May 2012  

Venue: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida

Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tazz

Hey everyone and apologies for my blog being neglected for the past six days or so as everything has gotten busy over the last week. Still, I’m back for my first TNA review with the recent IMPACT tapings this past week. We are just past the recent pay per view of Sacrifice, with…. not that much changing through the match results except for new tag team champions in Daniels and Kaz. I have no idea what to expect in this episode so let’s do this!

We start with a video about Joseph Parks searching for Abyss and being intimidated by Bully Ray along the way. Any interesting developments on this soon?

Feels weird to see TV-14 these days in wrestling.

We start in the Impact Zone with Roode walking out with his title. Damn he looks weird with his hair shaved! He talks about overcoming the odds everytime as the fans chant for Sting! He talks about besting RVD in a ladder match last Sunday, which I give him credit for. He wants the fans to chant his name: ROOOODE! They shout BOOOO which is slightly amusing. He is going to throw a party in the Impact Zone, called the “IT Factors Celebration of Domination”. Just call it a party for short jeeeez! So he introduces Hogan…. appropriate when he has dominated wrestling for so long.

Why does Hogan still use the NWO theme? Roode lists off some demands for his dressing room next week for his party, including some M&M’s and five bottles of champagnes! Hogan then praise Roode for giving the company direction as champion (makes sense!) but says he hasn’t broken records yet! Oh there goes the list by the way. Bad news for Roode: He will defend the World title next week! Good news: there are a whole host of challengers, so four elimination matches are made for later. Oh one of those matches is a battle royal. Actually this sounds good so excuse if my writing sounds uninspired.

AJ Styles to speak on the findings revealed last week on IMPACT.

Recap on last week, Abyss tells his brother to back off.

Bully Ray v Rob Van Dam

First of four Open Fight Night (OFN) Qualifying Matches. Van Dam has a bandaged arm and leg from Sacrifice. Ray is smart here as he goes for the injured elbow of RVD, which is good psychology early on. Van Dam comes back and the Rolling Thunder hits for two. Misses a kick and Bully now targets the injured leg of RVD, resulting in a rest hold.

Basic offence by Bully here before RVD hits a series of clotheslines. Damn this small crowd can be loud. RVD misses a dropkick off the top rope, before Bully hits his version of an RKO (?) I believe for the pin victory at 3:32.

Rating: D Meh an ok match that never really got going. Bully winning here off the injuries makes sense and he goes onto next week for the possible No 1 contendership. Match could have been longer, but its something everyone is used to here in TNA.

Samoa Joe v Kurt Angle tonight! Oh that should be good am I right?

Bully Ray is pissed… at the Kardashians! Ok then. Then he bumps into Joseph Park who apologises for getting involved with Bully at Sacrifice. Threats ensue and that’s it. Again,.. anything new with this story?

Tenay announces a signing of a former fighter and footballer: “King Mo” Lawal! Splitting his time between fighting and wrestling is a huge deal in the sports and sports entertainment worlds, as this has never happened before!

Gail Kim moans to Madison Rayne about having a triple threat match for her title tonight, but Madison isn’t listening. She then bumps into Velvet and Brooke who enjoy tormenting her on her match tonight. Oh joy.

Battle Royal OFN Qualifier

Even ODB is in this match. This is going to break down quick, so I’m not going to describe everything in this match. Crimson, ODB and Eric Young are eliminated at the same time which is slightly surprising. Eight guys left… make that seven with Magnus gone. Madison turns up on the stage smitten about someone who we probably won’t care about. Oh wow Robbie E eliminated Robbie T, his own bouncer, before Devon tosses E anyway.

Back from the break and five guys remain: Austin Aries, Devon, Gunner, Garrett Bischoff and AJ Styles. Oh for god’s sake Devon is eliminated by Bischoff. Someone eliminate him already I don’t want him winning!! Oh damn sick head shot to Bischoff by Styles and he’s thrown out! Thank you AJ, you are awesome!

Oh here we go, Styles v Aries: that’s one match I want to see. Back and forth and the Styles Clash and the Brain buster are blocked by both guys. Styles goes over but jumps straight back in, as Gunner quickly eliminates Aries quickly. Gutted at that, but Styles quickly eliminates Gunner over the top at 6:57 shown.

Rating: B And that’s for the Aries v Styles clash which wasn’t very long but that’s understandable. This match was boring before the break but picked up at the end. Bischoff still receiving a slight push continues to annoy me and everyone else not named Eric Bischoff and Hogan.

Recap of Daniels threatening Styles with the proof of his wrongdoing, which turned out to be AJ and Dixie Carter kissing. Big deal, not the worst thing ever to happen!

AJ Styles is still in the ring talking about how he will win the world title next week. Ah right he and Carter are married separately, so that’s the big deal. He says they have been business partners for years, before Kaz and Daniels arrive. Kaz looks either conflicted or ashamed to know Styles. They accuse Styles of leaving them behind by getting to the top in TNA through Carter. Daniels admits they may have mis-construed one photo so they have a video of Styles and Carter together as well. At a hotel. Yeah the evidence looks clear to me. AJ walks off as Daniel’s taunts him out of the arena. Oh wow this just got more personal, despite the fact AJ and Daniels have faced each other on and off for seven years.

Recap of Joe v Angle in 2006, where Angle ended Joe’s unbeaten record. Awesome stuff, seriously. They talk in the back and its all business… until they start beating the crap out of each other.

Ten years of TNA: Moment #7 – AJ v Samoa Joe v Daniels for the X Division title in 2005.

OFN Qualifying match: Mr Anderson v Jeff Hardy

Rematch from Sunday, with no clear winner (“sigh” TNA be original with your pay per view finishes please). Countering process early on as both men know each other well. Jeff takes over as he sends Anderson outside. Back in and Anderson takes out the legs of Jeff to take out the high risk offense. I like the slight and basic psychology of certain wrestlers tonight, as it makes all the difference to the match. Swinging neckbreaker by Anderson for a near fall, with neither guy getting a clear advantage here.

Ok scrap that, as Jeff makes the hot comeback until an inside cradle attempt by Anderson. Usual pop for Jeff taking his top. Twist of fate countered into the follow through but Jeff counters into a roll up for the three at 6:10.

Rating: C A decent match here with both guys knowing each other well early on. Could have had a longer match but this is IMPACT so what the hell! I still see this rematch as a slap in the face to anyone who bought the pay per view on Sunday. What was the point of watching it then when they could have waited four days to see it for free?

Recap of Lockdown 2008 – Joe beats Angle for the TNA world title. I will get to this rivalry one day!

TNA Knockouts Championship: Gail Kim (c) v Brooke Tessmacher v Velvet Sky

Damn the knockouts look good tonight. Gail cheated to beat Brooke at Sacrifice so this is her rematch along with Velvet. Double teaming by Brooke and Velvet to start as Gail is taken to town. Ok there goes Gail, now its every woman for themselves, as Brooke-Velvet go at it.

Gail back in at the expense of Velvet and works over Brooke. Boston Crab broken…. oh wait a front headlock by Velvet for a double submission but its broken. Gail goes for an octopus style submission (Tenay’s words) before an inside cradle pin by Velvet for a near fall. Counters galore before a missile dropkick by Gail puts everyone down. Double underhook by Tessmacher… but Gail gets the pin on Velvet after throwing Brooke out of the ring at 4:38.

Rating: C More for the ladies looked good and Gail Kim was the best out there. Good effort by all three so I’ll go with average here.

Here. We. Go!

After the recap of tonight’s earlier qualifying matches….

OFN Qualifying match: Samoa Joe v Kurt Angle

Final qualifying match for next week’s OFN. Angle’s music is still awesome to me! Joe goes with the punches to start with before Angle bails to the outside. Damn those bumps to the mat by Angle echoes around that arena. Jeeez a belly to belly suplex by Angle on Joe looks sick as Roode is out at the announce table now.

Back from the break and Roode talks about his impending celebration of domination next week after next week’s defence. It would be interesting if Angle advanced and won the whole thing, considering their Bound for Glory match last October, where Roode lost. Damn a backward splash by Joe looks painful for the near fall. German suplexes by Angle who gets ready for the Angle Slam.

Countered by Joe who is countered by Angle into the Ankle Lock but Joes gets out of it. Angle slam connects but Joe kicks out. These two are beating each other senseless before another ankle lock goes on Joe. Another kick and Joe is charged in the corn… forget that as Angle is slammed back onto the canvas. Angle put up on the turnbuckle but Angle counters into an overhead roll up for the three count at 9:01 shown.

Rating: B I enjoyed this, with this match making me want to see the rivalry between these two. I admit I haven’t seen the original rivalry between these two, as I first saw TNA just after Lockdown 2008. Not much time for these two but a good match and main event for IMPACT.

All four qualifiers surround Roode, who is hugging the belt, to end the show.

Overall: C+ I enjoyed this show tonight. Not much in terms of wrestling or match quality (Joe v Angle aside) but certainly the running theme of the Open Fight Night qualifiers was watchable. A shame Slammiversary X has not been started in terms of the build-up yet but they have a few weeks to go so we’ll see what happens. My first Open Fight Night viewing next week so we’ll see how that goes too. A solid effort tonight from the IMPACT zone this week.

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WCW Monday Nitro – 11th September 1995 – There’s a PPV on Sunday??

WCW Monday Nitro

Date:                   11th September 1995

Venue:                Miami, Florida

Commentators: Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, Steve McMichael

Ok so the second ever episode of Nitro is upon us and this one is starting the traditional indoor arena setting for the show. After the success of the first episode, this is the go home show for the Fall Brawl PPV on Sunday, with the main event being quite possibly the most one sided main event ever (more on that later).

For this show, we have the debut of Sabu and the World title is on the line, with Hogan defending against the new addition of Lex Luger. How will this show stack up against the debut show? Let’s find out…

Bischoff announces that Vader has gone AWOL (his words) and is off Team Hogan at the pay per view. The real reason? He had already quit (Not mentioned on camera of course) due to being jobbed out (losing) to Hogan too much in the previous months for the world title. He would debut in the WWF in about 4 months anyway.

We get the recap of Lex Luger challenging Hogan last week.

Sabu v Alex Wright

And here’s Sabu…. yeah I’m not that excited to be fair. He’s all over Wright to start with and he takes Wright over the top rope with a hurricarana. The announcers are putting Sabu over as a crazy lunatic, which is an understatement if you have ever seen any of his matches in ECW. Oh jeeeeez… he launches off a chair straight into the barriers which sounded nasty but he’s ok…. I think.

Wright takes over and a suicide dive over the top on Sabu, as the crowd gets into this. Ok so we have had about three or four high spots in around three minutes so far, which is approaching overkill. They both go up and Sabu hits a forward hurricarana for the pin at 3:59. Slightly climatic but a solid effort.

Rating: B+ This may be overrated a bit but I enjoyed this match. A solid debut by Sabu and another good performance from Alex Wright, who was a talent that had potential but never made it big in WCW… Hogan may have had something to do with that. Oddly enough these two had some good chemistry together, especially in some risk taking.

The fans give a small ovation… oh scrap that as the beating continues. Sabu grabs a table and splashes Wright through it. This causes the referee to reverse the decision and give Wright the victory. Ok WCW rules and everything yes… but that is bullshit in my opinion!

Mean Gene is in the ring to interview Ric Flair as we return. Still styling and profiling as always Ric. Ric talks about how Arn Anderson was not at his side in South Carolina, despite them ruling the world together for years. He talks about the Four Horseman and how he will beat Anderson at Fall Brawl, as Luger comes to the ring. Flair does his usual trick of putting people over, saying Luger will win the World title from Hogan tonight! And then Luger leaves…. errr was that it?? What was the point of Luger out there? At least it was short and to the point of plugging the world title match and the pay per view on Sunday.

Buy Fall Brawl: War Games! A great invention of a match!

US title: VK Wallstreet v Sting

The VK is a dig at Vince McMahon, owner of the WWF. These little digs at the WWF would be normal from Bischoff, who was obsessed with putting them out of business. Sting is just so scarily over and you will hear that a lot from me. Basic stuff to start before dropkicks galore puts VK in the corner. Couldn’t WCW have come up with something better than “WCW: where the big boys play”? There’s been a bit of stalling and slow movement from VK so far which is slightly boring me. Stinger splash connects and a top rope crossbody gets the pin for Sting at 4:17.

Rating: C- A standard title defence for Sting as I don’t believe anyone bought VK Wallstreet winning this. I am thankful this match was short though because it was starting to bore me a little, and most of that can be put on Wallstreet. To be fair, this was not much of a debut for Wallstreet in a losing effort. Foreshadowing much?

Debut of Disco Inferno on this WCW Saturday Night! Wow was his character odd!

Scott Norton v Randy “Macho Man” Savage

McMichael wants a piece of Norton after last week. The less I see of him in the ring the better, he is that awful. Norton jumps Savage before the bell and throws him around with power moves. Savage comes back with a clothesline outside and a takedown from the top rope. Oh its bear hug times not even two minutes in. Ah at least we have some psychology, as Norton targets Savages lower back, as the announcers play up the Dungeon of Doom’s chances against Team Hogan at Fall Brawl. We may come to that pay per view eventually and the laughable main event.

A sweet top rope DDT to Savage and Norton, for a big guy, amazingly goes up but gets faceblasted into the canvas. Savage is selling well out there tonight! And here comes Avalanche, from the Dungeon stable, who gets knocked out accidentally and falls on Norton. Top rope elbow by Savage to a trapped Norton gets the pin at 5:41. Here comes the rest of the dungeon a bit too late as Savage bails out of the ring.

Rating: C A surprisingly good match but the finish is a letdown. Would it have killed WCW to book the Dungeon strongly going into the War Games match on Sunday? At least give people a reason to buy the pay per view to see how Team Hogan would have to win the match? Booking 101 people: the go home show is to sell the pay per view! Simple! This let down that theory.

WCW World Title: Hulk Hogan (c) w/ Jimmy Hart v Lex Luger

A lot of cheap shots at the WWF tonight by Bischoff. They would get worse over the next few years and that would be their downfall. Anyway, both guys pretty equal in the strength area, which is no surprise. WTF?? Hogan did a takedown and an armbar followed by a suplex via a headlock! That has never been seen by Hogan before, seriously folks! Ah never mind, Luger no sold and was immediately up.

A lot of rest holds in the early going, as surely they can’t be tiring out already? Chain wrestling going on (I’m genuinely surprised!) before Luger takes control and signals the Rack! It’s on but Hogan won’t quit! Oh come on Luger why would you let go when you haven’t won it yet? How am I into this match so much?

Hulk up by Hogan and the leg drop make it acade… ah forget it, as the Dungeon come out to beat on Hogan and the match is thrown out at 5:30! Here’s Savage and Sting to save Hogan and it’s all broken down! Hogan no sells as usual and Team Hogan stands tall! WHY WOULD YOU HAVE THE DUNGEON OF DOOM BEATEN DOWN AFTER THEY MADE THE ASSAULT BEFORE A PAY PER VIEW?? Have the Dungeon win and give them a chance for god’s sake!! Not that difficult!!

Rating: B Yes that is overrated for a Hogan v Luger match but come on I didn’t think this would be a good match? The chain wrestling (by Hogan no less!) had me interested because I couldn’t believe this was Hogan doing it! The ending made sense and it set I believe Luger to take Vader’s place on Team Hogan. More on the Dungeon of Doom stuff below.

Overall rating: C- The matches were average to good in my opinion but the booking was horrible. Apart from the War Games match and Flair v Anderson, what else was plugged for Fall Brawl on Sunday? Nothing! And the booking of the Dungeon of Doom here pissed me off. Yes they were an awful stable but dammit give them a chance and at the very least a successful assault to make themselves a legitimate threat! And to make matters worse, it’s the most one sided main event War Games match ever: Team Hogan v a bunch of jobbers essentially! WCW: they may have a new show but they have no logic at times.

A quick note….

Hey guys, because I was out of town and having a few drinks this weekend, I have no new posts sadly. There will be new posts up tomorrow and Tuesday (including this weeks edition of WWE RAW on Tuesday). I should note this post will not be done as a live feed so please check back the next day for the review. I would say the same thing for each episode of SmackDown, which should be up on Saturday’s.

Also, i wanted to find out if there were any particular series of TV shows or Pay per views anyone wished to request. I hope to cover most of them at the very least so please send in your comments if you have a particular one.

Many thanks guys!

WCW Monday Nitro – 4th September 1995 – Let the Wars begin!

WCW Nitro

Date:                   4th September 1995

Venue:                Mall of America, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Commentators: Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, Steve McMichael

So, my wrestling reviews begin with the debut episode of WCW Monday Nitro, an alternative to the WWF’s Monday Night Raw. The Monday Night Wars originate here and the upshot on the wrestling world is spectacular to say the least in the coming years, as the Attitude Era was coming!

For now, WCW was trying to compete with the WWF, so Ted Turner (then owner of WCW) gave Eric Bischoff (WCW President at the time) a prime time slot on Monday nights for a wrestling show to try and outdo WWF Raw. This is a revisit to this debut show for me but its quite a historic show for two reasons: one is it is being held in the Mall of America, which gathered some great attention and publicity, and the second reason I shall come to later on in the review, which was a shock defection of a wrestler from the WWF.

Let’s see how the debut show stacked up:

Apparently, the Mall of America is the only building big enough to hold Nitro’s debut… ok then. Bischoff runs down the card after some grovelling by Heenan to McMichael. Why McMichael was hired by WCW I will never know.

Brian Pillman v Jushin “Thunder” Liger

Pillman looks in great shape here and Liger has only been back four weeks after a severe leg injury. Lively start by Liger as he gets the better of Pillman in the early exchanges. Pillman comes back before nailing a botched rana on Liger, where he nearly landed in on his head. Thankfully no injury.

Pillman backdropped outside and takes a kick to the face as this is all action so far. Bischoff is really plugging WCW as the best which is fine, but it gets to the point of overkill after a while. Suplex off the top by Liger for a near fall. He goes up again but gets nailed by a Pillman dropkick for two, as neither man can gain the advantage.

Another rana off the top as Liger nearly gets Pillman down for three, with Brian reeling. Spinning DDT by Pillman for a two off the second rope as my head is spinning from the back and forth action. Liger goes for a suplex but Pillman counters into a rollup for the three count at 6:55.

Rating: B- A great opening match for the first Nitro and a great way to get the crowd into the show. These two had great chemistry together and it showed in the ring every time. It was a shame that Pillman never got more of a chance in WCW, as he was gone in around 6 months to the WWF eventually.

A show of sportsmanship after the match by both men. A great thing to see.

Promo by Sting about his match with Flair. Standard stuff.

Call the WCW Hotline!

Interview with Hogan from earlier at the Mall of America, facing Big Bubba later on Nitro. Typical stuff from Hogan, getting the kids to cheer for him and apparently, they are also called Pastamaniacs. Whatever.

WCW US Heavyweight Championship: Ric Flair V Sting (C)

Sting was VERY scarily over at this point for many years. And here is historic event number two of the night: the big defection of the night from the WWF makes his shocking appearance… Lex Luger! This was very shocking at the time, as Luger worked for a WWF house show at the weekend prior to this night and had only just signed to WCW in a huge coup by the company. Huge show of strength by the Stinger on Flair as we get going.

Flair keeps chopping away on Sting to no effect, before Flair crossbodies both men outside. More chops by Flair, but they clearly don’t work! Some people never learn. Stinger splash missed in the corner twice before we cut to a break.

We’re back and Flair was on top before being slammed off the top rope. Ah here’s Flairs friend, Arn Anderson to make things interesting. This was around the time Flair and Anderson had issues with each other. Bridge by Sting after a cover into a backslide for a two count. Suplex off the top and Flair almost goes into a spasm. Sadly Sting focuses on Anderson too much before being taken out by Flair. And there’s the figure four leglock. Flair tries cheating before Anderson gets in the ring for the DQ at 8:11. Arn and Flair trade blows out of the ring as Sting looks on.

Rating: C This match has been done so many times before it was a formula for these two and while it was not boring it was not the greatest. Certainly not the greatest match in their never ending series but it was passable and it gave the fans what they wanted, a Sting match against a worthy opponent.

Scott Norton comes down and harasses the announcers until Randy Savage comes down and says let’s get it on. However, the match is not signed (screamed by Bischoff) and nothing more happens. The match was signed for the next week.

Sabu is coming to WCW! He only lasted two months before heading back to ECW.

We’re back and Gene claims he could have bought 10 acres of land Mall of America is on for $17,000 in 1953 (when he was 8 years old!). It is announced that Johnny B Badd v Dick Slater and Sting and Randy Savage v The Blue Bloods will be a double main event on WCW Saturday Night.

Promo by a new WCW star, Mr Wallstreet (formerly WWF’s IRS), who takes a shot at the WWF’s new generation era. At least he gets it right by saying its all about power and money in WCW. Never has a truer word been said.

Big Bubba Rogers v Hulk Hogan w/ Jimmy Hart

The first main event of Nitro and it could not have been more mismatched. Hogan is the WCW World Champion at this point, having won it 14 months earlier. A pity the young talent in the company didn’t get a shot at the main event, as they were forced out or shoved further down the midcard, all because Hogan wanted the spotlight.

Apparently, the WCW title is on the line here, despite not being announced. Savage v Norton announced for the next week on Nitro, which I will hopefully be reviewing very soon. Stalling early on before a headlock by Big Bubba. Fans are into Hogan still at this point but it wouldn’t last long over the next 6 months. Splash in the corner by Bubba as this match is basic at best. Hogan takes over and hammers away in the corner. Heenan goes over the names of all Dungeon of Doom members as they all sound ridiculous and the reason no one ever took them seriously over Hogan.

Bubba goes after Hart like an idiot and Hogan throws him back in the ring before smothering him with Harts jacket. Attempted murder anyone? Unusual to see the face in charge at this point in the match but this is Hogan we are on about. Six minutes so far and I am getting slightly more bored of this match already. Bubba finally takes over with a sideway slam for two. No sell by Hogan, big boot to Bubba for the pin at 7:11.

Rating: D+ Typical Hogan formula match: get beaten down most of the match, no sell the offense and hit the leg drop for the win. Seriously, the leg drop was still a finisher in 1995? Lame match and more a case of a formality for the Hulkster. No one ever took the Dungeon seriously against Hogan as mentioned above.

The Dungeon of Doom come out to attack Hogan but he beats them down before Lex Luger of all people come down to help him. They back into each other and nearly come to blows. Here are Sting and Savage to keep them apart. The crowd has gone nuts for this!

Back from break and Gene has no idea what is going on. Luger hits out at the WWF saying Hogan is the only worthy World Champion and he wants a shot at it. He says he is sick of playing around with kids (WWF New Generation). Hogan tells Luger he knows where he has come from, so he says to shake his hand and Luger will get a title shot the next week on Nitro. The match is made and the two nearly come to blows again.

Overall Rating: C

Comment: A historical night in wrestling history and WCW ignited the future wrestling boom that was to come. The wrestling on the night was good to average, but it was about exposure for WCW on this night and they got just that. They beat the WWF head to head in the ratings with this episode and the Monday Night Wars were officially on.

Coming soon….

Ok so my blog has now begun, with the first post due up tomorrow I hope. As an ongoing series, I shall be posting up reviews of WCW Monday Nitro twice weekly when I can find episodes of them, from 1995 through 2001.

Also, every week I shall be doing reviews of Monday Night RAW and Friday Night SmackDown. I will also try and do NXT if possible but that’s no guarantee (does anyone even watch that show anyway?). The other wrestling series I shall also be posting up at regular intervals.

Check back for the first post folks and I hope you enjoy! ^^

And it begins…

One problem with wrestling today is it is not as mainstream in its popularity as it was around 10 years ago. For this reason, a lot of fans have stopped caring about the characters, the stories and the general sports entertainment business. This has been because of the lack of interesting characters and storylines, as well as the entertainment going beyond levels of stupidity (Note certain WWE RAW guest hosts).

But not all of them stopped caring.

Many fans are still passionate about their wrestling, be it for the storylines, the characters or even just the technical wrestling. This has been built up over the years with solid build on TV shows and, most importantly, the pay-per-views. The PPV’s are what earns the wrestling companies their main revenue, with many of these PPV’s succeeding and many others failing to attract their audience or even simply deliver.

I hope to review how some of these PPV’s delivered and how some others didn’t over the years. I will mainly be covering WWE PPV’s and TV shows (due to me being a big WWE fan) going back to the 1980’s, but I will also try to cover other companies past and present to see how they compared, such as WCW, ECW and TNA.

I hope everyone who reads this blog (most likely casual or hardcore wrestling fans) enjoys these posts and please feel free to follow my blog or even leave comments underneath. Feedback is always welcome and I am happy to improve on any of my present or future posts.