– Obviously, the HUGE news this week was the debut of the final trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I mean…the anticipation for the movie is off the charts. Every single preview I’ve seen for this movie looks awesome. I cannot wait for this movie to debut. The countdown is on!
– The second massive story (coming out of Canada, at least) was the election of a new prime minister in Justin Trudeau. The insanity surrounding his election hasn’t been about politics, but rather about the fact that he’s a ridiculously good looking individual. In fact, at one point this week #PMILF was trending in Canada. It got to the point that a t-shirt was generated and is currently being sold online. The world can sometimes be a very strange place. – And if you want a little bit more information on Canada’s election (and really…why wouldn’t you?), then definitely check out this hilarious video from Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. This is truly fucking brilliant:
– With John Cena taking a couple of months off and Randy Orton out injured, there has been talk that WWE plans on pushing Dolph Ziggler and Ryback as top babyfaces. I find this very odd. That’s not to say that someone like Ziggler isn’t worth pushing, because he totally is. But there are three very big points to keep in mind:
- After all of the start/stop pushes over the years for Dolph Ziggler, why would WWE want to put all of their faith in his ability to be a top babyface now? If anything, the guy seems poised for a heel turn…especially with his recent character development on Total Divas. As much as I love his in-ring work, I just don’t know if he’s the man to carry WWE babyfaces into 2016.
- Ryback ISN’T over. I say it repeatedly because I continue to hear mainly apathy from the live audiences whenever he’s on television. Yes, they chant “feed me more” but that’s all they do. When he “rescues” somebody or runs in to attack a heel like Kevin Owens, the crowd barely pops at all. He’s constantly screaming for the crowds to react and they rarely do. I get that Vince wants a big, muscle-bound freak to be the next superstar…but I simply can’t be alone in believing that Ryback ISN’T that guy. His Intercontinental title reign was a fail (it didn’t help him get over) and his feats of strength don’t seem to help much, either. His gimmick and his character is inherently unlikeable, so you gotta wonder why WWE continues to feed a repeated fumbler the ball.
- What about Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose? I realize that they’re a lot more inexperienced in comparison to Ryback and Ziggler, but they’ve got a lot more potential to get over on a go-forward basis. I know that there are still a lot of Reigns haters out there, but he’s worked his ass off to get over and it seems to be working with the live crowds. And Ambrose? He’s a guy that seems to get over in spite of WWE booking.
– I’m not the biggest video game player in the world, but I do enjoy watching an excellently made MOD creation from time to time. This one is absolutely brilliant: The Incredible Hulk laying waste to EVERYTHING in GTA V. The violence and blood is brutal but it’s entertaining as hell. Just check it out for yourself…
– I’ve been saying for months that Tyler Breeze was ready for the main roster. Last night on Smackdown, WWE agreed and threw him into an immediate program with Dolph Ziggler and has him partnered with Summer Rae (which I actually suggested before the Smackdown tapings took place). I love the storyline and can’t wait to see what they do with him. The key to his success was showcased last night, as he wasn’t put over as a “joke model” guy, but rather a “model with a temper”. I think the only way for him to get over as a legitimate upper midcard heel (due to his smaller size) is for him to continue displaying an aggressive mean streak. Ultimately, that will be the only way for him to get over as a legitimate threat to some of the bigger babyfaces on the roster (even the relatively small Ziggler and Summer are taller than Breeze). The fear, obviously, is that he’ll eventually fall down the card to end up hangin’ out with the likes of Fandango…but I think he’s talented enough to make an impact. – I’ve only been to an IHoP once or twice in my lifetime, but I gotta say that I’m a fan of their social media account manager. Sure…people are pissed at how offensive a couple of their tweets have been, but c’mon…why does this world need to be so damn politically correct ALL of the time? Just check these out and decide for yourselves… – I love Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar, but you gotta admit that their podcast interview after RAW on Monday was a cluster. I realize that Austin wants to make his podcasts feel like conversations instead of interviews, but he appeared to be unprepared and unready for a conversation. I didn’t really learn a lot from the podcast (y’know…unless I was a reader of Teen Beat and wanted to know what kind of music or food that Lesnar likes the most). I’ve enjoyed his other podcasts, but seemed to not want to push any buttons on Monday.
– What were YOU doing on October 21st, 2015? I was re-watching Back to the Future for the hundredth time. This is, arguably, as close to a perfect movie as you can find. And for those of you unaware (though if you are I don’t know if we can be friends), when Marty travels to the future in Back to the Future II the date he arrives is October 21st, 2015. The big joke is that if you believe the movie, we were all supposed to dress like this on Wednesday:
– Song of the Week is a reference to one of the greatest movies of all time (noted above). It’s a song that was released on Wednesday to go with “Back to the Future Day”. I love this guy…he’s from Norway and loves to turn pop songs into metal songs, and this one is the Huey Lewis & The News classic theme to the movie, The Power of Love. Enjoy!
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