Wednesday, March 29, 2017

3122 - Yes, I Have Seen It...

Due to it being a short work day last night, I was able to catch a screening of the new Power Rangers movie before heading off home. And while I will reserve my full thoughts on the film for a later time, I will say that the movie far exceeded my admittedly low expectations.

I really liked the film. While there were some bits that I found odd or questionable, it was a really smooth, easy going film that hit that fine balance between a grounded mature approach and just upfront silly fun that seems to be lacking in a lot of these "uber-serious" reboots. The action bits were well done, the characters were decent, and the whole thing was an easy watch with very few dull moments.

All in all, perfectly fine film. I enjoyed it a lot.

3121 - DIRECTOR'S CUT Review: Wrestlemania Steel Cage Challenge (GG)

3120 - Jason Douchebag Frank Gets Himself Kicked Out Of Premiere... NOVWL.

Original article:

Another source (from the horse's ass himself, no less):

You know, I was kinda hoping that I didn't have to revive this "gimmick" which involves me railing on a certain individual for some of his acts of stupidity both online and beyond... and in fairness, I probably wouldn't have if this piece of news hadn't come my way... but since it's been a while since a certain label has been attributed to one of these blog posts, I might as well go back into that mindset for this one occasion because this is just too good to pass up.

Bare with me, kids. It's been a while since I've done this.

Also, spoiler warning. Hence the break.

Monday, March 27, 2017

3117 - DIRECTOR'S CUT Review: Wrestlemania Challenge (NES)

Featuring slightly tweaked edits.

3116 - NWA-TNA PPV #1

And so this is where it begins.

I had heard on the Interwebs of a new upstart promotion called NWA-TNA that was being headed up by Jerry & Jeff Jarrett and that colored my interest somewhat. This was about a year or so after the demise of WCW and ECW, with WWF being the only major game in town. While there have been some attempts to fill the void such as Jimmy Hart's XWF promotion as well as the Australian WWA promotion that had a couple PPVs under its belt, they just couldn't get the job done and are nothing but historical footnotes in the long, storied legacy of the wrestling business.

NWA-TNA's business model was different from all others; whereas WWE would have a TV show to promote their monthly PPVs, NWA-TNA would hold weekly PPVs that you could buy for about ten bucks a pop. This was the thing that they stuck with for a couple years before they eventually got Impact, but it was an interesting business model.

I ended up buying the first NWA-TNA show and while I wasn't entirely impressed by what I saw, they were bits I liked about the product that I stuck with it for a couple more shows before money became something of a premium on my end. Even so, I'd keep track of the promotion through results and things of that nature and whenever I could, I'd pick up a weekly PPV to see what was going on... only to find Vince Russo back on the air and running a group called Sports Entertainment Extreme (you know, like in S.E.X.? What a Russorific concept!) And that pretty much drove me back to WWE, who felt so threatened by this upstart promotion that they gave the world HHH as World champion, gay weddings that weren't gay weddings, and Katie Vick.

Now fast forward some fifteen-ish years later and as I write this, we're a couple weeks removed from the latest rebranding of the promotion formerly known as TNA and now known simply as Impact Wrestling. And with this recent revamping of the company, I thought it'd be appropriate to revisit the very first NWA-TNA pay-per-view from June 2002 and see if it's held up over the years or even rose-tinted nostalgia glasses colored the perception of TNA's early years all too kindly.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

3115 - DIRECTOR'S CUT Review: Wrestlemania (NES)

Originally from April 2012 and based on the original cut uploaded to Dailymotion. Some minor edits and alterations were made as well, hence the "Director's Cut" moniker.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

3114 - Not Much Of A Mania, But Some Revisitings

So considering that it'll be a week away from Wrestlemania, it only seems appropriate that we should focus on that particular road here on the blog. However, despite the big "marquee" matches on  the card such as the Goldberg/Brock Lesnar shitstorm and the Roman Reigns/Undertaker dumpster fire, I find myself not being as excited for the event as possible. As such, the only things that were remotely intended to be Wrestlemania-related next week is the Ramblemania 32 write-up due on Thursday and a DTM Rambles video which touches on Wrestlemania a bit.

However, it's been a while since I did any semblance of reposts on the Vid.Me page, I might as well use that as an excuse for some Wrestlemania related-content. And since I've yet to feature Vid.Me content on the blog, I might as well kill two birds with one stone.

For the next seven days, I'll be uploading some older Wrestlemania game reviews from years past onto the Vid.Me channel and I'll also be posting said reviews onto the blog for people to watch. I also made some slight changes and tweaks to these reviews; some minor edits, some changed shots there, and most significant of all, new opening title cards for these seven reviews.

Aside from that as well as the usual end-of-the-month pick-up video, there's not much going on in terms of additional material as it were. It's possible that I might watch the new PR flick this week, but I wouldn't hold out for any semblance of a review until later down the road. So it'll probably be a quiet week here on the blog.

I guess that means I can finish up on that NWA-TNA write-up that was supposed to be up this past week.