Archive for April, 2013

Here’s  RAW  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  Nationwide  Arena  in  Columbus,  Ohio:

Hosted  by  John  “Bradshaw”  Layfield  (JBL),  Michael  Cole  and  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Jerry  “The  King”  Lawler.

HOUR  1:

1.  A  TRIPLE  THREAT  TAG  TEAM  OPENING  BOUT:  Zeb  Coulter  with  “A  Real  American”  Jack  Swagger  vs.  Big  E  Langston  with  WWE  World Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  and  A.J.  Lee  vs.  Ricardo  Rodriguez  with  Alberto  del  Rio.

NOTE:  The  winner  of  this  match  will  choose  the  stipulation  for  the  Triple  Threat  World  Heavyweight  Championship  Match  at  Extreme  Rules.

THE  WINNER:  RICARDO  RODRIGUEZ!!!

NOTE:  I  really  didn’t  know  what  to  think  of  this  match.

WWE  Champion  John  Cena  observed  The  Make-A-Wish  Foundation’s  World  Wish  Day  by  appearing  on  NBC’s  Today  Show  to  grant  wishes  to  three  children,  and  flew  them  out  to  the  show  where  they  became  Honorary  WWE  Superstars.

NOTE:  This  was  pure  class.

2.  Cody  Rhodes  vs.  Randy  Orton.

THE  WINNER:  RANDY  ORTON!!!

POST-MATCH  INTERVIEW:  Matt  Striker  wondered  if  Randy  Orton  was  still  affected  by  The  Big  Show’s  betrayal  at  Wrestlemania.  Orton  stated  that  he  wasn’t,  and  delivered   a  second  RKO  to  Cody  Rhodes  as  he  tried  to  attack  him!!!

3.  A  DIVAS  MATCH:  Nikki  Bella  with  Brie  Bella  vs.  Naomi  with  Cameron.

THE  WINNER  VIA  DISQUALIFICATION:  NAOMI!!!

The  disqualification  was  called  after  Cameron  informed  the  referee  that  Nikki  Bella  used  Twin  Magic  by  inserting  Brie  Bella  into  the  match.

HOUR  2:

The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns)  ranted  about  how  many  people  they’ve  attacked,  and  even  ranted  about  how  they  added  The  Undertaker  to  the  list.  The  3MB  (Heath  Slater,  Jinder  Mahal  and  Drew  McIntyre)  wanted  revenge  on  The  Shield  for  attacking  them  and  were  brutalized  in  the  process.  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Team  Hell  No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan)  ran  off   The  Shield,  and  roughed  up  The  3MB!!!

4.  A  CHAMPION  VS.  CHAMPION  MATCH:  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  with  A.J. Lee  and  Big  E  Langston  vs.  WWE  United States  Champion  Kofi  Kingston.

THE  WINNER:  DOLPH  ZIGGLER!!!

I  would  like  to congratulate  Kofi  Kingston  on  the  birth  of  his  first  child.

5.  “A  Real  American”  Jack  Swagger  with  Zeb  Coulter  vs.  Zack  Ryder.

THE  WINNER:  “A  REAL  AMERICAN”  JACK  SWAGGER.

6.  TUG  OF  WAR:  “The  World’s  Strongest  Man” Mark  Henry  vs.  Tons  of  Funk  (Tensai  and  “The  Funkasaurus”  Brodus  Clay).

THE  WINNER:  “THE  WORLD’S  STRONGEST  MAN”  MARK  HENRY!!!

HOUR  3:

After  Mark  Henry’s  victory,  Sheamus  demanded  that  Henry  face  him.

7.  TUG  OF  WAR  #2:  “The  World’s  Strongest  Man”  Mark  Henry vs.  Sheamus.

THE  WINNER:  SHEAMUS!!!

8.  Antonio  Cesaro  vs.  Alberto  del  Rio  with  Ricardo  Rodriguez.

THE  WINNER  VIA  SUBMISSION:  ALBERTO  DEL  RIO!!!

9.  A  DANCE-OFF:  The  Great  Khali  and  Natalya  Neidhart  vs.  Fandango  and  Summer  Rae.

THE  WINNERS:  THE  GREAT  KHALI  AND  NATALYA  NEIDHART!!!

10.  A  SIX-MAN  TAG  TEAM  MAIN  EVENT:  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Team  Hell  No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan)  and  WWE  Champion  John  Cena  vs.  The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns).

NOTE:  This  match  was  originally  supposed  to  be  a  3-On-2  Handicap  Match  with  RyBack  as  John  Cena’s  partner,  but  RyBack  refused  to  participate.

THE  WINNERS:  THE  SHIELD.

Match  #’s  2,  4, 8  and  the  main  event  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!!!!!

Cody  Rhodes,  Randy  Orton,  Dolph  Ziggler,  Kofi  Kingston,  Antonio  Cesaro,  Alberto  del  Rio,  John  Cena  and  Team  Hell No  are  the  wrestlers  of  the  night!!!!!!!

The  news  about  Kofi  Kingston  becoming  a  father,  and  John  Cena  granting  wishes  on  World  Wish  Day  are  the  highlight  moments  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  Much   better  than  last  week.

 

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On Saturday of last week, my little brother and myself attended what was billed as Washington, D.C.’s first ever comic book convention Awesome Con. The event was held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The promoters thought it would have a small turnout, but it was much larger than they expected (YEE-HA!!!) The celebrities who in attendance were Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, Ghostbusters II, Oz), Billy West (The Ren and Stimpy Show, Ren and Stimpy’s Adult Party Cartoon, Doug, Futurama), Nicholas Brendon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Phil Lamarr (MADtv,  Samurai Jack,  Futurama) and Theodus Crane (The Walking Dead). They were there to take pictures and sign autographs, but the visitors and myself were told that it was not free, but I did get a chance to talk with the legendary Ernie Hudson.

Another celebrity who was in attendance was Larry Hama, who played a big part in the revival of Hasbro’s G.I. Joe in 1982. It was his designs of the characters that were seen in the comic book series that was a big hit with Marvel Comics from 1982 until 1994. The series was under name G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero. I had the chance to speak with him as well. There were panels, one of them was the ongoing debate of Star Trek vs. Star Wars, and I missed that one.

The one panel that I did participate in was about professional wrestling!!! I caught some heat during the panel for wearing a Hulkamania t-shirt that I got last Christmas, but I told them that it’s MUCH, MUCH BETTER than John Cena’s new t-shirt. Afterwards, I did shake hands with all three of the panels moderators, and became friends with one of them on Facebook!!! Another feature was Sci-Fi Speed Dating, that one I sat out and watched. There was also a costume contest, but a lot of people were unable to get in.

This two-day event was a wonderful celebration of comic books, movies, television, anime, art and popular culture in general. I am one of many who can’t wait until next year!!! While I didn’t take a lot of photos, here are some below that I did take. Enjoy!!!

Here’s  SmackDown!  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  O2  Arena  in  London,  Great  Britain,  The  United  Kingdom:

Hosted  by  Josh  Matthews,  Michael  Cole  and  John  “Bradshaw”  Layfield  (JBL).

1.  A  NO-DISQUALIFICATION  OPENING  BOUT:  “A  Real  American”  Jack  Swagger  with  Zeb  Coulter  vs.  Alberto  del  Rio  with  Ricardo  Rodriguez.

THE  WINNER:  “A  REAL  AMERICAN”  JACK  SWAGGER.

2.  A  DIVAS   MATCH:  Aksana  vs.  Layla.

THE  WINNER:  LAYLA!!!

3.  Fandango  vs.  Justin  Gabriel.

THE  WINNER:  FANDANGO.

4.  Sheamus   vs.  The  Big  Show.

THE  WINNER:  THE  BIG  SHOW!!!

5.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  William  Regal  vs.  WWE  Intercontinental  Champion  Wade  Barrett.

THE  WINNER:  WADE   BARRETT!!!

6.  Randy  Orton  vs.  “The  World’s  Strongest  Man”  Mark  Henry.

THE  WINNER  VIA  DISQUALIFICATION: “THE  WORLD’S  STRONGEST  MAN”  MARK  HENRY!!!

7.  THE  MAIN  EVENT:  The  Undertaker  vs.  Dean  Ambrose  with  Seth  Rollins  and  Roman  Regins.

THE  WINNER  VIA  SUBMISSION:  THE  UNDERTAKER!!!

The  opening  bout  was  the  highlight  match  of  the  night,  and  Alberto  del  Rio  was  the  wrestler  of  the  night!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  It  was  said  before  and  it  will  be  said  again,  Who  booked  this  crap???!!!

Here’s  Impact  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  Kovalchick  Complex  in  Indiana,  Pennsylvania:

Hosted  by  Todd  Keneley,  “The  Professor”  Mike  Tenay  and  Taz.

This  week   begins  with  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  speaking  about  last  week’s  match  against  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles,  who  was  standing  in  the  crowd  watching.  He  called  out  Aces  and  Eights,  but  Bad  Influence  (“The  Fallen  Angel”  Christopher  Daniels  and  Kazarian)   had  found  a  way  to  defeat  them:  reunite  with  Storm  and  A.J.  as  Fortune!!!  Storm  wanted  no  part  of  it,  and  was  attacked  by  the  both  of  them.  Aces  and  Eights  arrived to  finish  the  job  by  putting  Storm  through  a  table,   but  Joseph  Park  ran  out  to  stop  it.  TNA  Television  Champion  Devon,  and  TNA  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Bully  Ray  decided  to  put  him  through  the  table!!!  Bully  then  stated  that  no  in  TNA  can  stop  Aces  and  Eights,  and  called  out   TNA  General  Manager  Hulk  Hogan.

1.  A  KNOCKOUTS  MATCH:  Taryn  Terrell  vs.  Tara.

THE  REFEREE  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  TNA  Knockouts  Tag  Team  Champion  ODB.

THE  WINNER:  TARYN  TERELL!!!

2.  Rob  Terry  vs.  “Mr.  Pectacular”  Jesse  Godderz/Jesse  with  Robbie  E.

THE  WINNER:  ROB  TERRY!!!

Before  the  start  of  the  next  match,  a  video  featuring  the  returning  Chris  Sabin  was  aired.  He  returns  to  TNA  next  week!!!

3.  TNA  WORLD  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Hernandez  and  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.  (Champions)  vs.  Austin  Aries  and  Bobby  Roode  (Challengers/Former  Champions).

THE  SPECIAL  GUEST  COMMENTATORS  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  Bad  Influence.

THE  WINNERS,  AND  STILL,  TNA  WORLD  TAG  TEAM  CHAMPIONS:  HERNANDEZ  AND  CHAVO  GUERRERO,  JR.!!!

“The  Blueprint”  Matt  Morgan  called  out  Hulk   to  offer  a  solution  to  stop  Aces  and  Eights:  himself.  But,  he  wanted  it  under  one  condition:  a  shot  at  the  TNA  World  Heavyweight  Championship  at  Slammiversary.  Hulk  was  impressed  by  his  guts  and  determination,  but  would  rather  face  Aces  and  Eights  on  his  own.

4.  TNA  KNOCKOUTS  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Velvet  Sky  (Champion)  vs.  Mickie  James  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

THE  REFEREE  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  ODB.

THE  WINNER,  AND  STILL,  TNA  KNOCKOUTS  CHAMPION:  VELVET  SKY!!!

Bully  Ray  read  a  list  of  people  that  Aces  and  Eights  assaulted,  and  called  out  Hulk.  Bully  dared  Hulk  to  attack  him,  and  declared  himself  the  last  of a dying  breed,  or  better  yet,  Hulk’s  breed.  He  vowed  to  end  Hulkamania  and  Hulk  told  him,  “The  mania  will  never  die  brother!”.  Hulk  then  ripped  off  his  shirt,  punched  Bully  twice,  and  when  he  was  going  for  a  third  punch,  Bully  fled  the  ring.  Aces  and  Eights  appeared  to  save  him  and  surrounded  the  ring  when  the  lights  went  out.

When  the   lights  came  back  on,  TNA  Hall  of  Famer  “The  Icon”  Sting  appeared!!!  He  attacked  Aces  and  Eights  and  ran  them  out  of  the  ring!!!

Match  #’s  1, 3  and  4  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!!!!

Taryn  Terrell,  Tara,  Hernandez,  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.,  Velvet  Sky  and  Mickie  James  are  the  wrestlers  of   the  night!!!!!!!!!!!!

The  return  of  TNA  Hall  of  Famer  “The  Icon”  Sting,  and  the  news  of  Chris  Sabin  returning  to  TNA  are  the  highlight  moments  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  This  was  WAY   better  than  RAW!!!

Here’s  Week  Five  of  Arena  Football  in  case  you  missed  it:

1.  04/19/2013:  Jacksonville  Sharks  (4-1):  40                 Iowa  Barnstormers  (2-2):  34.

Pittsburgh  Power  (3-1):  46                               New  Orleans  VooDoo  (1-3):  43.

Spokane  Shock  (5-0):  69                           San  Jose  Sabercats  (2-2):  47.

2.  04/20/2013:  Cleveland  Gladiators  (3-1):  64                                       Philadelphia  Soul  (2-1):   57.

Arizona  Rattlers  (4-1):  83                             San  Antonio  Talons  (1-3):   40.

Tampa  Bay  Storm  (3-2):  53                          Orlando   Predators   (0-4):    35.

NET10  ARENA  FOOTBALL  SATURDAY:  Chicago  Rush  (2-2):  59                  Utah  Blaze  (1-3):  56.         

As  you  can  see,  The  Spokane  Shock  are  right  now  the  only  undefeated  team  in  Arena  Football  right  now.  And  that’s  all  Week  Five  wrote!!!

This  Saturday,  The  Tampa  Bay  Storm  will  battle  The  Spokane  Shock  at  Veterans  Memorial  Arena  in  Spokane,  Washington  at  10PM  ET/9PM  CT/8PM  MT/7PM  PT.  This  game  will  be  broadcasted  on  The  CBS  Sports  Network.  Please  visit  ArenaFootball.com  for  more  information.  Thank  you.             

 

Here’s  RAW  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  o2  Arena  in  London,  Great  Britain,  The  United  Kingdom:

Hosted  by  John  “Bradshaw”  Layfield  (JBL),  Michael  Cole  and  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Jerry  “The  King”  Lawler.

HOUR  1:

This  week  begins  with  Paul  Heyman  wondering  if  Triple  H  (Hunter  Hearst  Helmsley)  will  answer  the  challenge  to  face  Brock  Lesnar  at  Extreme  Rules.  He  read  an  e-mail  message  stating  that  Hunter  will  give  his  answer  next  week,  but  he  appeared,  accepted  the  challenge  and  Pedigreed  Heyman!!!

1.   R-Truth  vs.   Antonio  Cesaro.

THE  WINNER:  R-TRUTH!!!

Miles  away  from  The  o2  Arena,  The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns)  arrived  by  helicopter.

2.  “The  Funkasaurus”  Brodus  Clay  with  Tensai  and   The  Funkadactyls  (Naomi  and  Cameron)  vs.  Damien  Sandow  with  Cody  Rhodes.

THE  WINNER:  DAMIEN  SANDOW…………….YOU’RE  WELCOME.

The  Shield  sent  a  tape  informing  The  Undertaker  and  WWE  Tag Team  Champions  Team  Hell  No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan)  that  they  will  fall  after  the  Six-Man  Tag  Team  Match  later  on  in  the  show.

3.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  Chris  Jericho  vs.  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  with  A.J.  Lee  and  Big  E  Langston.

THE  WINNER: DOLPH  ZIGGLER!!!!

This  match  went  into  the  first  eight  minutes  of  Hour  2.

HOUR  2:

INTERVIEW:  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Mick  Foley.

Josh  Matthews  congratulated  Foley  on  the  release,  and  sales  of  his  new  DVD  entitled  For  All  Mankind:  The  Life  and  Career  Of  Mick  Foley.  Foley  was  happy,  but  wondered  if  RyBack  is  blaming  WWE  Champion  John  Cena for  all  of  his  problems.

4  Tensai  with  “The  Funkasaurus”  Brodus  Clay  and  The  Funkadactyls  (Naomi  and  Cameron)  vs.  Cody  Rhodes  with  Damien  Sandow.

THE  WINNER:  TENSAI!!!

5.  Big  E  Langston  vs.  Zack  Ryder.

THE  WINNER:  BIG  E  LANGSTON.

6.  A  SIX-MAN  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  The  Undertaker  and  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Team  Hell  No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan)  vs.  The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns).

THE  WINNERS:  THE  SHIELD.

This  match  went  into  the  first  14  minutes  of  Hour  3.

HOUR  3:

7.  Fandango  vs.  William  Regal.

THE  WINNER:  FANDANGO.

NOTE:  After  the  match,  Chris  Jericho  attacked  Fandango  and  danced  a  little  with  his  dance  partner!!!

8.   A  #1  CONTENDER’S  DIVAS  BATTLE  ROYAL.

THE  PARTICIPANTS:  A.J.  Lee,  Aksana,  Naomi,  Tamina  Snuka  and  Layla.

THE  REWARD:  The  winner  will  face  Kaitlyn  for  the  Divas  Championship.

THE  SPECIAL  GUEST  COMMENTATOR  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  WWE  Divas  Champion  Kaitlyn.

THE  WINNER,  AND  #1  CONTENDER:  A.J.  LEE!!!

WWE  Hall  of   Famer   Mick  Foley  called  out  RyBack  as  he  wanted  to  know  why  he  attacked  WWE  Champion  John  Cena  two  weeks  ago,  and  why  he  walked  away  last  week  when  Cena  was  thrashed  by  The  Shield.  RyBack  told  Foley  that  Cena  was  never  there  for  him,  and  Foley  told  him  about  the  violent  times  that  he  went  through,  but  survived.  RyBack  wondered if  Foley  was  there  to  relieve  his  glory  days,  or  just  trying  to  sell  his  DVD.  When  it  looked  like  RyBack  and  Foley  were  about  to fight,  Cena  zoomed  out  to  fight  Ryback  for  Foley.  That  was  until  The  Shield  arrived.

They  fought  RyBack  until  Cena  fought  them  off  with  a  steel  chair,  and  delivered  the  Attitude  Adjustment  to  RyBack!!!

Match  #’s  3  and  6  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!!

Chris  Jericho,  Dolph  Ziggler,  The  Undertaker,  Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan  are  the  wrestlers  of  the  night!!!!!

The  Shield  arriving  by  helicopter,  and  the  surprise  appearances  of  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Mick  Foley  and  William  Regal  are  the  highlight  moments  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  As  the  saying  goes,  Who  booked  this  crap???!!!

For  All  Mankind:  The  Life  and  Career  of  Mick  Foley  is  now  available  from  WWE  Home  Video.

Here’s  Impact  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  American  Bank  Center  in  Corpus  Christi,  Texas:

Hosted  by  Todd  Keneley,  “The  Professor”  Mike  Tenay  and  Taz.

1.  A  2-ON-1  HANDICAP  MATCH:  Wes  Brisco  and  Garett  Bischoff  vs.  Kurt  Angle.

THE  WINNERS:  WES  BRISCO  AND  GARETT  BISCHOFF.

2.  A  TRIPLE  THREAT  MATCH  FOR  THE  TNA  X  DIVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Kenny  King  (Champion)  vs.  Zema  Ion  (Challenger  #1/Former  Champion)  vs.  Petey  Williams (Challenger  #2/Former  Champion).

During   the  match,  TNA  Referee  Brian  Hebner  wore  a  hat  on  his  head  which  contained  a  hidden  camera  called  the  “X  Cam”  which  is  designated  to  give  us  the  viewers  a  closer  look  of  the  match.  

THE  WINNER,  AND  STILL,  TNA  X  DIVISION  CHAMPION:  KENNY  KING.

NOTE:  Kenny  King  was  unconscious  for  half  of  the  match  after  Petey  Williams  hit  him  with  his  “Canadian  Destroyer”  finisher,  but  somehow  retained  the  title.

3.  TNA  TELEVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Devon  (Champion)  vs.  Magnus  (Challenger).

This  match  didn’t  happen  because  when  Magnus  was  about  to  walk  to  the  ring,  he  was  attacked  by  both  D.O.C.  and  Mike  Knox  until  Devon  joined  in  and  Samoa  Joe  made  the  save.

4.  A  KNOCKOUTS  MATCH:  Miss  Tessmacher  vs.  Mickie  James.

THE  REFEREE  FOR  THIS  MATCH:  TNA  Knockouts  Tag  Team  Champion  ODB.

THE  REWARD:  The  winner  will  face  Velvet  Sky  next  week   for  the  TNA  Knockouts  Championship.

THE  WINNER,  AND  #1  CONTENDER:  MICKIE  JAMES!!!

Bad  Influence  (“The  Fallen  Angel”  Christopher  Daniels  and   Kazarian)  still  extended  their  offer  to  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles  to  join  them,  and  issued  a  challenge  to  the  reigning  TNA  World  Tag  Team  Champions  Hernandez  and  Chavo  Guerrero,  Jr.  to  defend  their  titles  against  them.  Austin  Aries  and  Bobby  Roode  appeared  to  remind  them  that  they  have  a  rematch  clause.  All  four  men  argued  while  the  Tag  champs  stood  behind  Aries  and  Roode.  They  attacked  both  men,  threw  them  out  of  the  ring  and  Chavo  held  up  his  title  belt  and  said,  “Well  boys,  this  is  why  we’re  better!”.

5.  TNA  TELEVISION  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Devon  (Champion)  vs.  Samoa  Joe  (Challenger/Former  Champion).

NOTE:  This  match  was  ordered  after  the  brutal  assault  on  Magnus.

THE  WINNER,  AND  STILL,  TNA  TELEVISION  CHAMPION:  DEVON!!!

6.  THE  MAIN  EVENT:  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  vs.  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles.

THE  WINNER  VIA  SUBMISSION:  “THE  PHENOMENAL”  A.J.  STYLES!!!

After  the  match,  Bad  Influence  raised  both  of  A.J.’s  arms,  and  he  knocked  them  out!!!  But,  Aces  and  Eights  assaulted  Daniels,  Kazarian  and  Storm  as   he  walked  away.

Match  #’s  1,  2,  4  and  the  main  event  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!!!!

Wes  Brisco,  Garett  Bischoff,  Kurt  Angle,  Zema  Ion,  Petey  Williams,  Miss  Tessmacher,  Mickie  James,  “The  Phenomenal”  A.J.  Styles  and  “Cowboy”  James  Storm  are  the  wrestlers  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  It  blew  away  RAW,  that’s  for  sure!!!

Next  week,  TNA  Impact  Wrestling  will  be  broadcasted  live  from  The  Kovalchick  Complex  in  Indiana,  Pennsylvania.

Here’s  Week  Four  of  Arena  Football  in case  you  missed  it:

1.  04/13/2013:  Jacksonville  Sharks  (3-1):   76                    New  Orleans  VooDoo  (1-2):  30.

San  Antonio  Talons  (1-2):   52                              Tampa  Bay  Storm  (2-2):  36.

Spokane   Shock   (4-0):  66                             Arizona  Rattlers   (3-1):  49.

2.  04/13/2013:  NET10  ARENA  FOOTBALL  SATURDAY:  Philadelphia  Soul  (3-0):  54                       Iowa  Barnstormers  (2-1):  43.

3.  04/14/2013:    Chicago  Rush  (2-2):  45         Pittsburgh  Power  (2-1):  14.

The  Spokane  Shock  and  Philadelphia  Soul  are  right  now  undefeated.

And  that’s  Week  Four  folks!!!!!!!!!!!!

This  Saturday,  The  Chicago  Rush  will  face  The  Utah  Blaze  at  The  EnergySolutions  Arena  in  Salt  Lake  City,  Utah  at  10PM  ET/9PM  CT/8PM  MT/7PM  PT.  This  game  will  be  aired  on  the  CBS  Sports  Network.  Please  visit  ArenaFootball.com  for  more  information.  Thank  you.

         

 

Here’s  RAW  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  Bi-Lo  Center  in  Greenville,  South  Carolina:

Hosted  by  John  “Bradshaw”  Layfield  (JBL),  Michael  Cole  and  WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Jerry  “The  King”  Lawler.

HOUR  1:

1.  A  2-ON-1  HANDICAP  OPENING  BOUT:  Sheamus  and  Randy  Orton  vs.  The  Big  Show.

THE  WINNERS:  SHEAMUS  AND  RANDY  ORTON!!!

INTERVIEW:  The  3MB  (Heath  Slater,  Jinder  Mahal  and  Drew  McIntyre).

Before  Josh  Matthews  could  start,  Heath  Slater  cut  him  off  and  announced  that  he,  Mahal  and  McIntyre  were  going  to  the  ring  to  call  out  The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns).

The  3MB  demanded  that  The  Shield  face  them  in  the  ring  after  what  happened  last  week  on  SmackDown!.  But,  Brock  Lesnar  appeared  and  took  down  3MB  until  Paul  Heyman  ran  out,  stopped  him  and  said  “No  more!  No  more!”  while  the  fans  chanted  “One  more  time!  One  more  time!”.  Heyman  was  impressed  by  how  Triple  H  (Hunter  Hearst  Helmsley)  defeated  Lesnar  last  week  at  Wrestlemania,  and  issued  Hunter  a  challenge  to  face  Lesnar  in  a  Steel  Cage  Match  at  Extreme  Rules!!!

2.  WWE  UNITED  STATES  CHAMPIONSHIP:  Antonio  Cesaro  (Champion)  vs.  Kofi  Kingston  (Challenger).

THE  WINNER,  AND  ONCE  AGAIN,  WWE  UNITED  STATES  CHAMPION:  KOFI  KINGSTON!!!

HOUR  2:

WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  alongside  A.J.  Lee  and  Big  E  Langston,  made  a  speech  saying  that  he  is  just  to  good  at  what  he  does.  As  he  continued  to  speak,  he  was  interrupted  by  Alberto  del  Rio  and  Ricardo  Rodriguez  who  demanded  a  rematch!!!  RAW  Managing  Supervisor  Vickie  Guerrero  granted  del  Rio’s  wish,  and  just  when  the  match  was  about  to  start,  “A  Real  American”  Jack  Swagger  and  Zeb  Coulter  appeared.  Coulter  criticized  both  Ziggler  and  del  Rio,  and  a  brawl  ensued.

3.  A  NON-TITLE  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  The  Prime  Time  Players  (Darren  Young  and  Titus  O’Neil)  vs.  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Team  Hell No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan).

THE  WINNERS:  TEAM  HELL  NO.

RyBack  sent  a  tape  explaning  why  he  clotheslined  and  Shell  Shocked  WWE  Champion  John  Cena  last  week  after  saving  him  from  “The  World’s  Strongest  Man”  Mark  Henry.  He  stated  that  Cena  viewed  him  as  his  friend,  but  wasn’t  there  for  him  when  he  was  constantly  attacked  by  The  Shield.  He  also  stated  that  by  being  Cena’s  friend,  he  realized  that  he  was  living  in  his  shadow,  and  decided  to  step  out  of  it.

4.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  R-Truth  vs.  WWE  Intercontinental  Champion  Wade  Barrett.

THE  WINNER:  R-TRUTH!!!

5.  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  The  Great  Khali  and  Santino  Marella  with  Hornswoggle  and  Natalya  Neidhart  vs.  Team  Rhodes  Scholars  (Damien  Sandow  and  Cody  Rhodes).

THE  WINNERS:  TEAM  RHODES  SCHOLARS…………………..YOU’RE  WELCOME.

HOUR  3:

INTERVIEW:  Fandango.

WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Jerry  “The  King”  Lawler  was  going  to  interview  Fandango  about  the  craze  he  created  called  “Fandangoing”,  but  Fandango  dominated  the  segment  by  asking  the  fans  “Who  wants  to  go  Fandango-ing  with  me?”.  But  only  if  they  pronounced  his  name  right.   No  one  got  it  right,  and  he  told  the  fans,  “You  can  go  Fandango  yourselves!”.  That  last  line  was  funny.

INTERVIEW:  WWE  Champion  John  Cena.

Matt  Striker  was  about  to  get  Cena’s  thoughts  on  the  tape  sent  by  RyBack,  and  Cena  stopped  him  by  saying  that  he’s  going  to  face  him  in  the  ring.

6.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  “A  Real  American”  Jack  Swagger  with  Zeb  Coulter  vs.  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  with  A.J.  Lee  and  Big  E  Langston.

THE  WINNER:  “A  REAL  AMERICAN”  JACK  SWAGGER.

NOTE:  After  the  match,  Swagger  was  attacked  by  Alberto  del  Rio.

INTERVIEW:  Sheamus.

Matt  Striker  was  going  to ask  Sheamus  his  thoughts  on  the  2-On-1  Handicap  Match  when  Mark  Henry  attacked  him.

CM  Punk  stated  that  when  he  was  WWE  Champion,  he  didn’t  allow  himself to  enjoy  the  ride,  because  he  wanted  to  prove  himself  as  champion.  He  stated  that  he  found  a  challenge  in  The  Rock,  and  from  that,  he  decided  to  take  on  The  Undertaker’s  undefeated  Wrestlemania  streak.  He  tried  to  continue,  but  he  couldn’t  and  he  hugged  Paul  Heyman  and  left.

7.  A  NON-TITLE  DIVAS  MATCH:  WWE  Divas  Champion  Kaitlyn  vs.  Nikki  Bella  with  Brie  Bella.

THE  WINNER:  NIKKI  BELLA!!!

WWE  Champion  John  Cena  confronted  RyBack  as  he  told  him  that  he  fed  the  WWE  Universe  nothing  but  excuses.  Cena  already  knew  that  RyBack  wants  the  title,  and  hated  what  he  did  to  him  last  week.  Cena  told  him  to make  a  move  to  see  if  he  had  what  it  took  to  earn  a  shot  at  the  championship.  RyBack  walked  away,  but  was  stopped  by  the  arrival  of  The  Shield.  They  attacked  Cena  as  he  RyBack  stood  and  watched,  and  walked  away  after   Cena  was  tripled  powerbombed.

Match  #’s  1,  2  and  6  are  the  highlight  matches  of  the  night!!!!!!!!

Sheamus,  Randy  Orton,  The  Big  Show,  Antonio  Cesaro,  Kofi  Kingston  and  Dolph  Ziggler  are  the  wrestlers  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!!

Kofi  Kingston  winning  a  third  U.S.  title,   RyBack’s  frightening  taped  promo  and Fandango’s  message  to  the  fans  are  the  highlight  moments  of  the  night!!!!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  The  third  hour  was  very  heavy  on  interviews.

 

Here’s  SmackDown!  in  case  you  missed  it:

From  The  TD  Garden  in  Boston,  Massachusetts:

Hosted  by  Josh  Matthews,  Michael  Cole  and  John  “Bradshaw”  Layfield  (JBL).

The  new  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  arrives  with  A.J.  Lee  and  Big  E  Langston,  still  basking  in  the  glow  of  cashing  in  his  Money  In  The  Bank  briefcase  on  RAW  to  defeat  Alberto  del  Rio  for  the  title.  He  stated  that  he  won  the  title  in  spit  of  the  fans,  and  that  people  were  jealous  of  him  his  whole  life.  As  he  spoke,  he  was  interrupted  by  “A Real  American”  Jack  Swagger  and  Zeb  Coulter.  Coulter  congratulated  Ziggler  on  his  victory,  and  for  being  born  in  Ohio  and  living  Florida  (Please  remember  that  Coulter  had  a  problem  with  del  Rio  as  champion  because  he’s  Mexican).  Ziggler  told  Swagger  that  he  had  his  chance  to  win  back  the  World  title  at  Wrestlemania,  and  Coulter  told  him,  “It  won’t  be  long”.

Ziggler  continued  his  speech,  but  was  interrupted  by  the  former  champion Alberto  del  Rio!!!  Ziggler,  noticing  that  del  Rio  is  still  injured  from  Monday  Night,  dared  him  to  come  to  the  ring.  del  Rio  congratulated  him, and  told  him  that  when  he  is  fully  healed,  he  will  get  his  rematch!!!  Ziggler  was  infuriated  by  the  interruptions,  unitl  Chris  Jericho  came  out.  Jericho  labeled  Ziggler’s  speech,  and  his  girlfriend  A.J.  crazy,  and  led  a  chant  of  “A.J.’s  crazy!”.

Jericho  labeled  himself  “The  Original  Show-off”,  and  announced  that  by  order  of  SmackDown!  General  Manager/WWE  Hall  of  Famer  Booker  T,  his  first  match  as  World  Champion  will  be  against  him!!!

1.  A  NON-TITLE  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  The  Prime  Time  Players  (Darren  Young  and  Titus  O’Neil)  vs.  WWE  Tag  Team  Champions  Team  Hell  No  (Kane  and  Daniel  Bryan).

THE  WINNERS:  TEAM  HELL  NO.

NOTE:  After  the  match,  The  Shield  (Seth  Rollins,  Dean  Ambrose  and  Roman  Reigns)  appeared  on  the  Titantron  as  they  spoke  about  Team  Hell  No  stopping  them  from  attacking  The  Undertaker  on  RAW.  They  informed  them  that  “The  Shield  doesn’t  back  down!”.

2.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  Santino  Marella  vs.  WWE  Intercontinental  Champion  Wade  Barrett.

THE  WINNER:  WADE  BARRETT!!!

3.  A  SIX-DIVAS  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  Tamina  Snuka  and  The  Bella  Twins  (Brie  and  Nikki)  vs.  WWE  Divas  Champion  Kaitlyn  and  The  Funkadactyls  (Naomi  and  Cameron).

THE  WINNERS:  THE  TEAM  OF  TAMINA  SNUKA  AND  THE  BELLA  TWINS!!!

Triple  H  (Hunter  Hearst  Helmsley)  arrived,  talked  about  his  ‘Mania  match  against  Brock  Lesnar  and how  Paul  Heyman  has  made  excuses,  but  The  3MB  (Heath  Slater,  Jinder  Mahal  and  Drew  McIntyre)  wanted  to  fight  him.  But,  The  Shield  appeared,  surrounded  the  ring  alongside  3MB,  and  assaulted  3MB!!!  After  that  they  were  about  ready  to  advance  on  Hunter  when  Team  Hell  No  arrived  to  protect  him.

4.  A  2-ON-1  HANDICAP  TAG  TEAM  MATCH:  Sheamus  and  Randy  Orton  vs.  The  Big  Show.

THE  WINNERS  VIA  COUNT  OUT:  SHEAMUS   AND  RANDY  ORTON!!!

5.  A  NON-TITLE  MATCH:  Kofi  Kingston  vs.  WWE  United  States  Champion  Antonio  Cesaro.

THE  WINNER:  KOFI  KINGSTON!!!

6.  A  NON-TITLE  MAIN  EVENT:  Chris  Jericho  vs.  WWE  World  Heavyweight  Champion  Dolph  Ziggler  with  A.J.  Lee  and  Big  E  Langston.

THE  WINNER:  DOLPH  ZIGGLER!!!

NOTE:  After  the  match,  Fandango  assaulted  Chris  Jericho.

The  main  event  was  the  highlight  match  of  the  night,  and  Chris  Jericho  and  Dolph  Ziggler  are  the  wrestlers  of  the  night!!!!!!

ANALYSIS:  Seriously  WWE?!  A  three-year-old  could  have  booked  a  much  better  post-Wrestlemania  SmackDown!  than  this!!!!!!!!

Next  week,  WWE  Friday  Night  SmackDown!  will  be  at  The  Thompson-Boling  Arena  in  Knoxville,  Tennesee.