For those of you unaware, tonight was WWE’s annual Tables, Ladders and Chairs pay-per-view. Speaking of which, I’m not really sure why they still call them pay-per-views in the WWE. You have to subscribe to the WWE Network (award winning, if you hadn’t heard) in order to watch any of the pay-per-views so you’re not really paying per view, if that makes sense. Either way, that’s what was on tonight, running in concurrence with the Rams shitting the bed and not knowing how to get out of bounds when you don’t have any timeouts left. If you didn’t feel like watching 300lb men collide over and over again while you lost your bets, you could flip over to the WWE Network to see a bunch of overgrown human beings slam each other through tables, fall from 20ft ladders and get their ribs rearranged by metal chairs. Continue reading →
I’m sure by now you’ve seen about a million blogs, articles and podcast hosts list their WrestleMania 34 predictions. For the most part, you can usually tell how the show is going to go based on the Vegas betting odds and looking ahead at which Superstars are scheduled for work outside of the wrestling ring, etc.
I try to avoid those unless I don’t have much invested in the pay-per-view, and WrestleMania would qualify as one of those special occasions where I’m doing everything within my power to avoid any potential spoilers. So here it goes. This is my wish list of what I hope and think should happen at WrestleMania 34 in New Orleans. Continue reading →
Tonight the WWE makes it’s last stop on the Road to WrestleMania 34 as the SmackDown brand takes over Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. With it being the last pay-per-view before The Show of Shows, I don’t expect too many shakeups with the major title pictures. However, that may be exactly what they want you to think (but don’t count on it, seriously). Will this finally be the night we see Carmella cash in her Money in the Bank contract that she’s been carrying around for what seems to have been 28 years? We’ll see… Continue reading →
After a lackluster PPV in Battleground this past Sunday, WWE needed to bring it on this week’s SmackDown to keep the Blue Brand relevant. Did they do it? Maybe, but I still think they have a lot to make up for after their recent flop. Continue reading →
The powers that be at WWE rocked the pro wrestling world this past week by having the United States Championship Belt change hands at the untelevised WWE Live event at Madison Square Garden. On this week’s SmackDown they recapped the AJ Styles upset of Kevin Owens in a very creative way, by showing the event unfold through cellphone video to further drive home the point that this happened off-air and was only seen by the lucky “few” that filled Madison Square Garden. I’m not sure what their angle is, other than possibly trying to drum up some interest in their WWE Live events? But if they were going to do that, it would make sense to do it at an event that wouldn’t normally be gangbusters at the box office like any WWE event they hold in NYC.
As the new United States Champion, AJ Styles issued an open challenge for the belt, which I think would play better if it was the anti-American Owens that challenged all comers, but maybe that’s why I’m not writing for WWE, although I’m not sure they could match my Milliron Sports salary. Continue reading →