1. THIS should be the first show of the new year. It’s loaded to the gills and people are already talking about things as if it’s WrestleMania season. My day job takes place at the “Worldwide Leader in Sports” where there’s another HUGE event going on tonight and yet I was STILL hearing more talk about tonight’s Raw!
So let me start out by saying I had this whole elaborate, end of the year, top matches editorial laid out, complete with audio and visual aids. After 3 days of working it almost non-stop, everything was deleted. I’m talking videos, interviews about certain matches, my analysis of those matches… everything! And as much as I love you all and love what I do, I’m not going through that hell again. Therefore here’s the new plan. Below you’ll find MY personal rankings of the top ten PPV-ONLY wrestling matches of 2012. First you’ll get to see my initial commentary on the match when it took place from my original review of the show and then I’ll be adding what I think of the match now and how it ranks among the best of the year. Please feel free to comment, disagree, rank your own top ten and generally have fun with the article. Like I said before, these are MY top ten as how I see them placed among the litany of matches in 2012. Yours will probably be totally different.
Now onto number 10…
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
19,000 people fit into the new Barclays Center to see Jay-Z perform. This blog was viewed about 150,000 times in 2012. If it were a concert at the Barclays Center, it would take about 8 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
– Hey! Look who’s back! Hope all you Americans had a happy and safe holiday weekend and now we’re back full throttle… at least until Christmas.
– So we don’t even get a live interview with Ambrose, Rollins or Reigns? Ugh.
– Well that was a sloppy mess.
– Ok, if Ryback is chanting “Feed Me More” for the next 15 minutes, I’m changing the channel.
– It still kind of hurts me everytime to see how old Bret Hart looks now.
– 30+ years and fans still don’t know how to spell “Bret” with one “T”.
– Only wrestling fans have a memory where one incident that happened 15 years ago would still feel like it happened yesterday.
– I only made it home for the end of that segment but it sure as hell looks like CM Punk‘s not going to be the face of “Be A Star” again anytime soon.
– First it seemed like they were getting into talking about Jack Swagger‘s losing streak… and then they introduce Ryback. The ol’ “Bait & Switch”.
– Ouch that was a Sabu-esque faceplant by Swagger. Just hope it doesn’t have the same result as it did for Sabu.
– I missed the opening segment but from what I heard it wasn’t anything impressive besides of the expected Paul Heyman awesome promo.
– NO reaction for Sin Cara but still gets the pin in the tag match. Can’t really blame the fans. If they don’t watch Smackdown, they have no idea what the storyline is between Sin Cara and Cody Rhodes.
– Who would have thought little AJ Lee would be able to get skipping over?