Today marks two years since the tragic death of one of the greatest of all time, “Macho Man” Randy Savage. On the day of his passing, I wrote the column below. I never posted it on this site, and I feel like today would be a great time to share it:
I, just like everyone else, was shocked and saddened by the unfortunate news of Randy Savage’s death Friday. It stunned me. I was at work when I found out, and still had another 6 hours to go. I didn’t want to be there. I just wanted to come home and watch some Macho Man matches. I wanted to come home and read other’s thoughts on the Macho Man.
[Before I get into my first recap of TNA I want to thank the fans for continuing to read and visit our website every day/week. It means the world to not only me, but Matt and Justin as well. Now onto the snarky comments. Hey TNA, you are a company that has a traveling show along with a weekly show on TELEVISION. Spend a few bucks on your site, for your sake; not just the fans. I couldn’t watch live with all the other TNA fans because we record the Creatively Endeavored Pulsecast Thursdays at 8pm. With that said, TNA makes it damn near impossible for you to find out what happened on their show unless you want to watch it on YouTube. Laugh.]
:Hulk Hogan came out to thank Abyss for saving them last week, but he couldn’t help but mention the Austin Aires controversy, or shoot, I’m still not sure what to think of it.
: Good god Joseph Park is the best thing about TNA.
: It was almost impossible to sit through Devon, D-Lo Brown and Hulk Hogan do that segment. If this was the NFL even the Oakland Raiders wouldn’t want these guys.
Matt Harrak, Justin Czerwonka and Cameron Dougharty debate their top 5 favorite wrestling entrance themes!
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And I’m back again with another Top 5 List. This time, I look at the five worst booking decisions in Wrestlemania history. Again, these are my opinions on these and some of you may agree while some of you may disagree with them. Go ahead and read along and enjoy!
5. Wrestlemania XVIII: Y2J vs HHH Going On Last-This Wrestlemania was built around one match: Hulk Hogan vs The Rock. While the Undisputed Title was important as well, it just didn’t live up to the magnitude that or have the same importance as the Rock/Hogan Dream Match. I am usually an advocate for the WWE Title Match going on last on the show. It is the top prize in the WWE, and it should be treated as such. But under certain circumstances, there are just matches that are so big that they should go on last.
It was the case at WM26 with Shawn Michaels career on the line. It was the case at WM28 with the Rock/Cena match. And it should have been the case with Rock/Hogan at WM18. Two of the biggest stars in wrestling history were going one-on-one for the first time in their career. It should have gone on last. By having it go on where it did, it took away a ton of heat from the HHH/Y2J match. Both HHH and Jericho have said in interviews that Hogan/Rock should have gone on last, and by not doing so it affected their match.
Hello everyone. It is time for another Top 5 list!
Today, I look at five surprisingly good matches from past Wrestlemanias. What do I mean by surprisingly good? Matches that many people probably didn’t expect to be good but turned out to be rather entertaining. So this isn’t a list that is going to include the likes of Shawn Michaels, Randy Savage or Bret Hart. It is a list full of wrestlers that aren’t known for their in ring work, or weren’t expected to put on a good match. But on the big stage of the WWE, they delivered a good match.
This isn’t a list of the best Wrestlemania matches. It is a list of matches that exceeded expectations and should be given credit for it.
On this past week’s Impact, TNA compiled videos of Bully Ray explaining the entire Aces & Eights storyline and Ray’s heel turn. Not only were these videos terrifically produced but they did something that wrestling doesn’t do in today’s era… they EXPLAINED EVERYTHING! Not only did they explain everything but they showed you visual proof of the little nuances, sleight of hand and long-term booking that went into everything that was paid off at Bully Ray’s heel turn at Lockdown. TNA did exactly what we’ve all been asking for, for the last couple of years and they did it well.
Hello everyone. I’m back again with another WrestleMania list on the road to WrestleMania. Lots of positive feedback from the last list I did. I’m sticking with a Top 5 list again because it is short and to the point. If you expand to a Top 10 list, I feel like you are reaching for points to defend your argument.
This list looks at the five most disappointing WrestleManias in the WWE history. Now, this list doesn’t necessarily mean the five worst WrestleMania’s of all time. I don’t think many people had high hopes for WrestleMania 9 going into it. This list looks at five Mania’s that had a lot of hype around them that just either didn’t live up to expectations or fell flat on their face. And at least one WrestleMania on this list was slightly above average, but it could have been even bigger if the WWE had booked it differently. That also was taken into account when this list was made. WrestleMania is considered the grandest stage of them all, and if the show does not live up to that hype, it is considered a major disappointment. I have a feeling if I did this same list next year, WrestleMania 29 would be on it.
With that intro out of the way, lets take a look at this list.