Wednesday, November 25, 2020

For The Want Of A Lana

For the want of a Lana, a Miro was lost.
For the want of a Miro, a Twitch was lost.
For the want of a Twitch, a brain was lost.
For the want of a brain, a life was lost.
All for the want of a Lana.

There is no context to be had here. It sounded funny in my head.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

SurSerZZZZZ, New Review Coming Thursday

I attempted to watch the Survivor Series PPV yesterday and within the first match between the red shirts and blue shirts, I fell asleep. I don't think I ever had a show put me to sleep as quickly as this did. So... we'll try again later. Don't know if I'm writing anything on this... might save it for a DTM-Cast or something.

In other blog notes, there's a new Sunday Gimmick Table this coming Sunday, and Thursday will see a new video review.

Monday, November 23, 2020

RAW After Mania (April 6th, 2009): Meh...

So, there were a bunch of multi-person matches that seemed liked they were tossed together to give people something to do, capped off with a Randy Orton/Vince McMahon match that ended in a No Contest and gave us Batista giving Orton a powerbomb, causing Vince to book a match between the two at the following month's Backlash show. Much like a Survivor Series PPV of recent years focused on the battle between red shirts and blue shirts, a lot of the show was largely forgettable fare and honestly, didn't do much for me.

Sorry, folks. Maybe next year.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #146

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Continuing the Q&A, previewing the battle of red shirts and blue shirts before declaring my intention to not watch it, and whether unions will fix anything.

No new episode next week. Instead, it's a Sunday Gimmick Table.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Reviews Returning Next Week

So I've been laxed on the review uploads as of late, as the goal of hitting 800 total video game reviews before the end of 2020 seems less likely. However, things are picking up and reviews should be returning to the blog this week. Hoping to close out on 780 and I'm sticking with mostly smaller scale reviews, but this saves the "bigger" stuff for the front load of 2021, which will come along later.

Stay tuned for more details, I suppose.

Friday, November 20, 2020

AEW Full Gear 2020

It took me a couple weeks to do a write-up, but here we are. Full Gear thoughts.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

RAW Bytes (Nov. 16th. 2020): Retri-POOP-shun Is A Mystery...

So, for reasons that escape me, I watched some bits of last Monday's edition of RAW. I didn't watch all of it because I'm still getting a headache from that Thunderdome stuff and I can only stomach a bit of it before I have to turn the show off. However, I was able to watch a couple major bits and figured I'd share my thoughts.

1 - Nia Jax Puts Lana Through Table... Not A Burial
So a huge stink has been made of this Lana getting put through a table as a weekly thing. The prevailing theory is that WWE is burying Lana because her husband (whom they had under contract this year until they future endeavored him) went to AEW. Far be it for me to defend something from modern WWE, but I figure if they really wanted to bury Lana, she wouldn't be on TV or at least be languishing on Main Event every once in a while. In looking to this, my belief is that WWE is actually thinking this is a good thing for Lana because their logic goes that people will feel sorry for this woman being abused by a table and when she gets her revenge via Nia getting her just desserts, the peasants will rejoice.

It's not a new occurance. WWE has attempted to recreate the "Daniel Bryan" formula by having someone lose time and time again before giving them the big win and that's their big idea on how to make new stars. The problem is that people actually liked Daniel Bryan and actually wanted to see him win the big one, whereas Lana is just someone people see as being buried because her husband went to a rival promotion. Nobody is buying the story they're telling. And they wonder why their ratings are down.

2 - Drew Wins His Belt Back
So at the PPV a couple weeks ago, Randy Orton beat Drew McIntyre to win his 14th World title... and then Drew wins it back on Monday so he could wrestle Roman Reigns at the Survivor Series PPV featuring a bunch of red shirts fighting a bunch of blue shirts. I'm wondering if WWE is burying Randy because his brother showed up on that Talk-N-Shop-A-Mania show on Friday and so they decided to deprive Randy of a pay day or something... or maybe they figured nobody cared about Randy Vs. Roman and so we did the change. The match was alright, I thought. I know they had a billion matches before that, but I hadn't seen those and I was entertained by the match whenever I could watch it without the billion camera cuts... and Drew wins the title back... cool. Now what?

3 - Retripooption is a mystery
That's all I got.

Those are all my RAW thoughts.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #145


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Begin with Q&A, end with extended discussion from an email.

Monday, November 16, 2020

RAW After Mania (March 31st, 2008): Flair Retires For Go-BWAH-HAH-HAH GOOD ONE PAL!

So Wrestlemania 24 saw Shawn Michaels defeating Ric Flair in what ended up being Flair's "retirement" match. The night after on RAW, Ric Flair got a glowing tribute when they brought back the old Horsemen - Arn Anderson, Barry Windham, JJ Dillion, even Tully Blanchard - as well as some other folks who weren't under contract with TNA and he got to cut a big speech, he teared up, he expressed his gratitude, and most people figured he'd be back sooner than later.

Then he went to TNA, had a couple bad matches, and never wrestled again... so much for the happy retirement.

Not much else worth noting here. Jericho beats CM Punk the night after he won MITB, there's a Santino Marella vs. Maria Kanellis match that's not worth watching, and a couple promos here and there. That's all I can recall.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #144


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Full Gear, Game Gear, Nerd Game... I don't know how much further I can go with this less than stellar play on words that mean nothing in the long term.

Monday, November 9, 2020

RAW After Mania (April 2nd, 2007): We Don't Talk About This One, Either

Yeah... stuff happens on this show.

It's probably not the most elaborate thing, but this was one of those shows where stuff happens and none of it stuck. This was the night after the Battle Of The Billionaires and Vince got his head shaved... which makes him wear a fedora that led him to winning the ECW title over Bobby Lashley at the next PPV. Also Shawn and Cena were tag champs and had a match at Mania that Cena won to boos, and then Shawn turned on Cena and they lost the belts to the Hardys in a battle royal...

Yeah, that's all I got. Sorry.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #143


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Thoughts on the 23rd anniversary of the Montreal Screwjob, Chris Jericho joining the NXT demographic, and... well, I'd like to say that we talk last night's Full Gear show, but this was recorded before the show took place, so instead I'll go ahead and talk about how much of a shitshow you folks have down south... maybe I shouldn't have had a Happy Pinky on the banner for such a dire episode, but whatever.

Note: This episode was recorded before it was announced that Joe Biden had won the presidency. I'll make a note of it next episode, if I care enough, that is.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Congrats To Joe Bison

So... after days of counting votes, the outlaw mudshow otherwise known as this year's U.S. presidential election has reached its conclusion, as Joe Bison gained his votes to defeat the Orange Man.

Of course, Orange Man is crying foul at the results, claiming this is stolen and illegal counts are being voted or whatever. Indeed, we have a winner, but the shitstorm is just getting started.

As I said Wednesday, whatever happens afterwards is what you folks down south deserve. What that ends up being... I'm not entirely sure, but hopefully Sleepy Joe will able to figure it out soon while his meds are still a thing.

In all seriousness, though, congrats to Joe Biden for winning the election. What exactly he won is something he'll have to discover for himself, but I guess CNN will happy that they no longer have to shit on Orange Man.