The World According to ZAH: 06-12-15

  • Dusty 6First and foremost, I’d like to offer my sincerest condolences to the family of Virgil Runnels, aka “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes. Obviously, this passing has sent shockwaves throughout the wrestling community. You will be hard pressed to hear people say bad words about the legend, which speaks volumes to just what kind of person he was. Rest in power, Dream.
  • Luke Harper and Erick Rowan have now got a devastating finishing maneuver for their team. They’re now doing a 3D and calling it “The Way”. In terms of gimmicks, that’s a GREAT name. I mean… “Let us show you The Way”…it’s brilliant, actually. And then, on Monday night, Bubba/Bully Ray tweeted out a little worked jab at the newly reformed team:

To prove this was a work, Harper responded.

I don’t know about you, but I would LOVE to see the Dudleyz make one last run in WWE. It’s fitting, really.

  • Velvet Sky & Bully RayAlthough, as I’ve said before, I think Bully Ray (along with Velvet Sky) would be a KILLER combination for a singles run. I mean, if they could reinvent “Bradshaw” of the APA to become “JBL”, then why can’t they reinvent Dudley? He was amazing during his heel title reign in TNA. He could be the “Bully Ray” character with a new name. It just makes sense to me to give this guy…who is a born heel that can whip up a crowd into a frenzy…another shot as a solo guy in WWE. I know he has said that it wouldn’t work because he doesn’t think WWE Creative would let him run with the mic as he has done elsewhere, but if anybody out there has earned that right…it’s probably him.
  • Christopher Lee as Count DookuCount Dooku passed away this week. Sir Christopher Lee was 93 years old when he did in hospital. Y’know, I can’t feel bad for the guy. I’m sad for the loss, I suppose, but anyone who has lived over 90 years and has done things that Lee has done; well…they’ve had a helluva life so good on them. He’ll forever been known for his roles in Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings movies, so that’s a lasting legacy that he can always be proud of.
  • Zack Ryder & Mojo RawleyCan somebody tell me the appeal of both Baron Corbin and Mojo Rawley down in NXT? I mean, Corbin is big and has a unique look but he’s far from “the future” at this point. I just don’t see it. And Rawley? I dunno…this guy needs a major gimmick overhaul STAT. The whole “stay hyped” gimmick is ridiculous. Teaming him with Zack Ryder isn’t doing him any favours…though being on NXT might up Ryder’s “coolness quotient” a few points.
  • Minority Report tvWhy in the blue hell is Minority Report a television series? I mean, I really enjoyed the movie (produced by Steven Spielberg and starting Tom Cruise) and thought it was a brilliantly made film. But other than the concept of solving crimes using visions so they are stopped before they actually happen, is there any more plot to this? Didn’t the movie tie things up in a nice, little bow? This is supposed to be a sequel, of sorts, to the movie…where pre-crime has been abolished but one of the “twins” still has visions and wants to help people. Apparently, Spielberg himself gave the show his stamp of approval after seeing the pilot, so maybe I should give it a shot. It just seems to unnecessary.

  • Lucha DragonsI read a recent column online that happened to mention how they believed that “nobody gave a shit” about the Lucha Dragons. Having an 8-year-old son and having attended a live event recently, I gotta say that’s just not the case. Hell…look at the people in the stands doing that “lucha lucha” arm movement thingy. Are they Steve Austin? No, but they’re far more over than the majority of the tag teams in WWE right now.
  • Chris Pratt is quickly becoming my favourite actor. It’s not just because he’s done great in his roles so far, but his personality makes him seem like a guy you’d want to go grab a beer with on a Friday night after a long week at work. Recently, after attending the Jurassic World premiere in Hollywood, he jumped on stage and joined Jimmy Buffett for a rendition of “Margaritaville”.

I mean, how cool is that? Not a current reference, you say? I totally understand. That’s why I love this remix of his free-flow version of “Forgot About Dre”.

  • Tomorrowland George ClooneyThe word on the street is that Disney’s latest flick, Tomorrowland, is such a disaster that the company will end up losing $140 million. From what I’ve heard, it’s not because the movie is terrible but rather because it’s just not a movie that seems to appeal with the general public. Although I can practically guarantee that if Dwayne Johnson starred in the movie, it would have made a profit (no offense, George Clooney).
  • Song of the Week is from Mark Ronson, the DJ who brought the world the annoyingly catchy “Uptown Funk” with Bruno Mars. His follow-up single includes Mars as a collaborator, but features one of the coolest-sounding rappers of all time: Mystikal. Seriously…the only person who can say “fuck” in a cooler way is Samuel L. Jackson. There’s just something awesome about his voice and his inflection when he raps that I totally mark out for. And judging by this live performance below, he’s not some weak-ass studio performer, either.


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