Saturday, April 18, 2015

2341 - Words Of Wisdom From Mark Bussler

For when things go awry...

2340 - WCW Road Wild '98 - The One With Jay Leno

Look, the only reason there's even a blog post regarding this is because it popped up on the WWE Network and it's a WCW Pay-Per-View event from 1998... oh, and it also featured Jay Leno in the main event. Yes, kids. That Jay Leno. The one formerly of the Tonight Show. The one with the chin.

WCW was at that weird point in 1998 where, after a year and a half of ratings dominance in the Monday Night Wars (tm), they were faced with stiff competition from a resurgent WWF. Despite having a super popular superstar in form of Goldberg (in the midst of his legendary win streak), WCW felt they needed more "starpower". So they bring in guys like Dennis Rodman and Carl Malone to do a match at their Bash At The Beach PPV... which I barely remember because it's been ages. And then, we get to this show... the one with Jay Leno.

For the most part, you bring up Road Wild '98 to anyone well versed in wrestling and they'll usually tell you that it's that show in Sturgis with all the bikers where Jay Leno wrestled Hulk Hogan. That one bit is the only defining aspect of this one show. And perhaps it's for the best because the rest of the show?

Meh... it's pretty bad.

2339 - M.U.S.H.A. (Genesis)

2338 - Wildlife Tetris & Xevious

Just a thing

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

2335 - DTM-Cast: Episode 40

An abbreviated episode due to headache. Wanted to include more, but never really got the chance... but, at least we're back to the "monthly" schedule.

Click on the dog to download the MP3.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

2334 - RAW is MEH.

Some random thoughts about RAW...

- So John Cena has these weekly US Title defenses where some random midcard talent comes out and subsequently gets squashed by Cena. I get what they're trying to do here and I do applaud WWE in sticking Cena in that mid-level tier so that they can try and set a new main event scene, but I honestly don't think anyone is buying that Cena is, by any means, "elevating" the status of the U.S. title by having weekly matches where the chances of his losing the title are less than zero. The matches fly by so quickly and so effortlessly that you'd often wonder why they even bother... but hey, as long as Cena is stuck doing U.S. Title matches and far away from the main event scene, I can't say I'm too disappointed in this scenario.

- Meanwhile, you've got the other mid-card champion, Daniel Bryan Danielson, being stuck in tag-team matches and backstage skits. You'd figure he'd be the one to make these weekly title matches because he'd make them more believable - the threat of some guy beating him for the title is always there - but instead, they're doing little with him. Some folks are suggest this is due to health concerns, but if this were the case, then WHY THE FUCK DID YOU PUT HIM IN A LADDER MATCH?

- A shitty Divas battle royal is not giving them a chance. It's just throwing them a bone. Can we just kill the division and reboot the whole thing? Just retire the Diva moniker, bring back the Women's title, maybe chuck in a few of the NXT ladies in there, and give the pre-existing females some semblance of personality that gives the audience a reason to care about them beyond the superficial level.

- Roman Reigns vs. Big Slow... fuck me. Poor Roman... the fans didn't accept you because creative didn't make you look strong, so you're forced to partake in a go-nowhere feud with Big Slow.

- Seth Rollins vs. Randy Orton in a cage match at the upcoming PPV and the RKO is banned at said match? Sure, I can dig that. I don't dig the blatantly obvious edit that WWE made in swapping the crowd reactions between RKO and Cesaro. Nor do I did the waste of time that is Seth Rollins vs. Kane and the attempt to try (again) and rehabilitate Kane's character, who has gone through so many fuck-ups and hardships since Katie Vick that he might as well retire the Kane character and go back to being Isaac Yankem or something... or maybe the new Diesel, since Kevin Nash doesn't want the part anymore.

Is ir Wednesday yet?