This week’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown opens up with another waste of time…I mean episode of MizTV. His guests are The Big Show and Randy Orton. Orton makes his way out first, followed by Show. Miz reminds them they’re competing in an Extreme Rules Match and says that, because of their issues at WrestleMania, this will be one of the most anticipated matches at ER. I beg to differ. Ambrose/Kofi and Shield/Hell No! will both be much, much better. Miz asks Show about being laid out by the RKO last week, asking if it’s a preview of ER. Show expected a weasel like Miz to make a statement like that. Orton hit the RKO from behind, like the snake in the grass he is. Orton attacked him at WM and last week. At ER, there are no rules. Show can use anything he wants to rip Orton apart. But he doesn’t need weapons like Orton does. In St. Louis, Orton’s hometown, the last thing anyone will remember will be a TKO instead of an RKO. Orton calls Show’s story interesting and entertaining, but the ending is inaccurate. ER does take place in Orton’s hometown, and he’s not letting Show beat him in front of his city. The reason why they’re at each other’s throats is ..click here to read more
Not looking forward to this week’s episode of Impact. It reportedly got the lowest rating since TNA’s failed “Monday Night Wars, Part 2”, and those were some of the worst episodes ever.
Tupelo, MS again this week for the location. And, shock of shocks, Hulk Hogan is opening the show. He claims he is shocked that Hulkamania is this crazy in Tupelo. He’s also shocked at the way AJ Styles walked away from Sting and Kurt Angle, brothers. But, when he walked away, Angle took the fight to him, brother. So AJ, go ahead and join Aces and Eights if you want, because who cares? Angle is going to keep chasing you to Slammiversary, brother. From his mouth to the fans, it’s official: Angle/AJ at Slammiversary. Speaking of that event, we’re going to have the contract signing for Bully Ray/Sting for the World title. Oh, joy. TNA has been under the microscope as of late, and a man who came and saved the day last week was Abyss. Now, Hulk would like to call Abyss out and shake his hand. Abyss, come on out, brother.
Abyss’ music hits, but he isn’t coming out. How many times is TNA going to do this stupid trick? I swear it happens every couple of weeks. Hulk calls him out once ..click here to read more
WWE.com recently posted a story on the possibility of Paul Heyman perhaps “scouting” for new talent. Heyman is of course Brock Lesnar’s advocate, as well as former WWE Champion CM Punk, who is currently on sabbatical from the company. It seems that perhaps WWE is finally seeing how important Heyman is to them and is choosing to recognize it with this story.
Who said Vince McMahon is not listening?
From the moment that Paul Heyman returned to WWE, fans have been singing his praises. This is nothing unusual, as Paul has always had a strong connection to the people.
There is something very profound in that statement, by the way. Maybe Paul should seek political office when he decides he’s done putting other guys over.
“Take your vote to the extreme this November. Vote for Paul Heyman, the real people’s champion.”
The fact is that there is something about Paul that just draws you to him. He has an air of importance about him, a presence that cannot be denied. Whenever he appears on the screen, you cannot help but stop. And when he speaks, you cannot help but listen.
And you’re usually very glad you did.
Paul is genuine. He can be over the top at times, but at his core, he is a very believable figure. In a world full ..click here to read more
The first jewel of thoroughbred racing’s Triple Crown, the Kentucky Derby, is in the books. Here we are, my horse racing lovers and dear readers, two weeks later, and we are at “Old Hilltop,” also known as Pimlico Race Course for the 138th running of the Preakness Stakes.
The Preakness Stakes is the middle jewel of the Triple Crown for 3YOs. The race got it’s name from a horse named Preakness who won the Dixie Stakes in 1870 on opening day for Pimlico Race Course. Milton Holbrook Sanford’s Preakness Stables was the owner, and he was from Preakness, in Wayne Township, New Jersey.
Plenty of great names have won this race. Many of which won the Kentucky Derby, and some that either did not win the Derby, or did not even enter the Derby (the “new shooters” as they are called). Horse racing greats such as Rachel Alexandra (the first filly in 85 years to win it when RA won in 2009), Seattle Slew (1977), Point Given (2001), Man O’War (1920), and Alysheba (1987) have won this race.
Now, here we are in 2013, and Kentucky Derby winner Orb, who has been training very well, is going to try to add the Preakness to his win column. Can the Malibu Moon colt be another Kentucky Derby-Preakness Stakes winner, ..click here to read more
The UFC has taken a few weeks off to catch our breath after UFC 159. That all ends this weekend as the UFC returns to the land of free television airwaves and to the land of Brazil for UFC on FX 8. In the main event of the evening the final Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold looks to move immediately into contention for the UFC Middleweight title as he battles Vitor Belfort in a Middleweight bout. The co-main event features former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo Souza making his UFC debut against Chris Camozzi; himself a late replacement for injured Costa Philippou. Other main card action features a potential Fight of the Year candidate between always exciting Lightweight bangers Evan Dunham and Rafael dos Anjos.
Preliminary Card (Facebook): Lightweight Bout: Lucas Martins vs. Jeremy Larsen
Lucas “Mineiro” Martins is a 24-year-old fighter from Minas Gerais, Brazil. Martins is getting a second chance in the UFC after an unsuccessful UFC debut as a late replacement against Edson Barboza. Martins is a member of the Chute Boxe Academy in Brazil. He holds a career record of 12-1, with the lone loss coming in his UFC debut. Jeremy Larsen is a 27-year-old fighter from Phoenix, Arizona. He was a cast member on the fifteenth season of The Ultimate Fighter and lost ..click here to read more
On Sunday, May 19, 2013, WWE presents the 2013 edition of Extreme Rules. The PPV emanates from the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. The build up to this PPV has been just average. The building of the main matches, Cena vs Ryback, HHH vs Lesnar, and the continued push of the Shield have been good. The under card matches could have been pushed better. The only thing that was pushed hard was the overdone push of Fandango.
There are a couple of interesting items to note about this PPV, which on paper, looks to be a pretty decent card. World Champion Dolph Ziggler has unfortunately been pulled from the PPV due to a severe concussion that he suffered at a show. Therefore, the PPV features this #1 contenders match between the two men who would have been in the three way match.
John Cena is dealing with what was announced by WWE.com as an “Achilles injury,” but is now believed to be a very badly bruised heel. Cena suffered the injury during the European Tour, and has yet to miss an appearance. Of course, WWE is playing up the Achilles injury in his match against Ryback.
Well, without further ado, here are my predictions for the PPV.
PRE-SHOW MATCH ON YOUTUBE: – The Miz vs. Cody Rhodes
The Miz ..click here to read more
WWE Wrestler of the Week returns and although it doesn’t make a difference for this week, there has been a change in determining the winner. For now on, WWE superstars can earn bonus points for exceptional appearances other than winning matches. For example, Mark Henry earned bonus points for breaking a world record when he dragged two trailer tractors. Also, Triple H earned bonus points for convincing Brock Lesnar to get in the steel cage with him and then forced him to retreat with Paul Heyman. However, this week’s winner was 2-0 as United States Champion Kofi Kingston receives the award.
On the May 10th edition of SmackDown, Kofi Kingston was victorious against the Master of Moustaches Cody Rhodes. It was a match of two of the less successful superstars in recent memory, but it was nice to see Kofi get a win. WWE has booked the midcard champions to look weak way too often recently. This match also showed WWE fans that Team Rhodes Scholars will only wrestle in tag team matches occasionally. While the team should have been tag champions at one point, with Money in the Bank not far away, perhaps Rhodes or Sandow could walk away with a briefcase. Regardless, Kofi needed to win a match while he is still U.S. Champion ..click here to read more