Friday, November 29, 2013
Holiday Gift Guide
It is the day after Thanksgiving, so it's time for my annual gift ideas list. At shop.wwe.com, use the code "YES" to get 20% off your order today only. TNA has a 10% deal today, but I did not see a code on the site...
For the Olympics Fan: Kurt Angle Save Wrestling Shirt. Wrestling is back in the 2020 Olympics, but the fan who signed petitions, shared his outrage and was the first to let everyone know when the IOC finally made the right decision, will still want this shirt as a souvenir to wear during the games.
For the Diva: A Cohabitation Agreement. She'll love this, especially if she's already unpacked all 100 of her shoes. Just ask John Cena.
For the Diva, really: Anything from the Stratusphere shop. There's even a limited supply of Raw Magazine Covers signed by Trish and Lita.
For the Gamer: WWE 2K14. You can find it wherever video games are sold, but it is on sale for only $35 today at Target stores.
For Dad: The History of WWE: 50 Years of Sports Entertainment DVD or Blu-ray. Where else can you find the first episode of Raw, Hogan v. Andre at WMIII and the Montreal Screwjob?
For the Little One: WWE Rumblers. There's a set with Macho Man and CM Punk. Get that one, if you can find it at Target, Kmart or Toys"R"Us.
For the Cook: JR's Original Bar-B-Q Sauce. It's a must have, even if you're not a WWE fan.
For the Best Secret (or not-so-secret) Santa: CM Punk "Best In The World" Santa Hat. Something tells me you'll gift this one to yourself...
Monday, November 18, 2013
Raw Goes Hardcore Country?
For tonight's Raw in Nashville, the WWE is promoting a country theme, and even plans to have Florida Georgia Line perform. But, will a country music Diva be there to perform as well?
|Mickie James' Twitter profile photo (@MickieJames)|
Over the weekend, WWE.com
posted a Q&A with Mickie James. The former Women's Champion, Divas Champion and TNA Knockouts Champion was visiting the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, which happens to be a popular stop for wrestlers before making their returns, for obvious reasons. She said she was there last week to "pass a little knowledge" to the newbies. James left TNA in September after she and the company could not agree on terms for a new contract, so she should be free to perform for WWE.
(I will admit, since James did crazy before AJ Lee was out of high school, it would be neat to them confront each other.)
In case you have not been keeping up with James' career outside the ring, she has recorded two country music albums. Her song "Hardcore Country" was her ring entrance music in TNA, and, since it is her actual song, I would suppose she could use it in WWE as well...
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Total Divas is coming back this Sunday, which means the stars of the show are not only getting more time on Raw (two matches!), but are making the talk show rounds.
Today, the Bellas and the Funkadactyls were on the Steve Harvey Show, and I watched it so you wouldn't have to. (Amazingly, the Bellas weren't the only twins on the show. Yeah, they put the Divas on in the middle of the show so I couldn't turn it off early...)
Nikki got to explain the show after Steve told them they didn't look like wrestlers. He says he watches wrestling, then was surprised by who was dating/engaged to whom. (Maybe he's one of those guys who leave the room when the Divas perform.) He also didn't seem to understand that the wrestlers who are rivals in the ring can actually be friends in real life. At least he didn't call wrestling fake...
The ladies then finished the segment with a booty dance off. Yup.
Fortunately, the new episodes should be an interesting look at how Daniel Bryan (the anti-Kanye, for you E! viewers) proposed to Brie, how Nikki and John Cena handle their injuries and how Ariana and Eva Marie cause even more trouble.
Friday, November 1, 2013
Holy Best Costume!
You may know Jerry the King Lawler owns the Batmobile (or at least one of them) from the 1960s show. But, did you know he he also owns a Batman costume?
For Halloween, Lawler took the Batmobile for spin as the Caped Crusader, and even found himself a Boy Wonder!
<p dir=ltr>Check out @JerryLawler's Tweet, with photo: https://twitter.com/JerryLawler/status/396286275491098625</p>
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
A Little Confused
Was anyone else confused during Raw this week?
If you think I'm taking about Shawn Michaels, you don't know HBK. That was exactly what I expected him to say and do in that situation. It fit his character perfectly.
I'm talking about the Big Show. Not only did his music play as the banned superstar approached the ring, but he was wearing new merch (available for purchase on shop.wwe.com)
While I am quite aware this is a show, a performance, and we certainly are not in the days when WWF gave the Million Dollar Man cash to throw around to keep the illusion alive even when he wasn't at a WWF event, the WWE does continue to blur the lines of reality. This is a company that goes so far that they back up storylines on superstars' Twitter accounts. So, why would they allow the Big Show to appear as he did?
It doesn't make sense. I could even see WWE going as far as creating a webpage for the Big Show to sell his merch to "help him earn money."
I don't know when this storyline will end- it could even be concluded at WrestleMania, at this point- but I wonder if the new house Stephanie and Triple H are reportedly building will be ready at some point during this storyline. It would be impactful to have footage (even if it's just a Tout) of movers removing furniture from the McMahon-Levesque house if this story continues (and I assume it will) with Big Show winning his case, causing the McMahons to lose everything...
Sunday, October 27, 2013
No Hell for Champ
WWE announced moments ago that Intercontinental Champion Curtis Axel will not compete at Hell in a Cell tonight because of an injury. He was to defend his title against Big E Langston on the pre-show kick off, which starts at 7:30 p.m. No replacement matches have been announced.