10 Star Wars Anthology Movies We REALLY Need

anthologySince the announcement of the Star Wars: Han Solo movie (to be released in 2018), you’ve probably seen some of these lists online and thought, “Really? Do we NEED a movie spinoff on that character from Star Wars: Rogue One who died in the end?”

Well, I think I’ve come up with a list of movies that should be made as part of the Star Wars Anthology and they’re not just because a character deserves a backstory.

Boba Fett

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boba-fett-vs-sarlaccThis is absolutely at the top of my Most Wanted List. Everybody knows what happened to his father, Jango, and how he ended up on his own. What they don’t know is everything that happened between that moment and the moment Boba Fett shows up in The Empire Strikes Back as a bounty hunter assigned to track down the Millennium Falcon. It’s been confirmed as canon that Boba Fett ended up surviving the Sarlacc Pit that he unceremoniously fell into in Return of the Jedi. So imagine the incredible movie storytelling this could be as the majority of the film is Boba’s flashbacks to his origins…bossk-2how he tried to kill Mace Windu alongside fellow bounty hunters Bossk and Aurra Sing before realizing that he had gone too far; how he formed a team of bounty hunters who went on a number of missions together; how he came into the employ of Jabba the Hutt; and even how he came into possession of his iconic Slave 1 ship…all the while flashing back to the present where he is trying to escape the Sarlacc knowing that Jabba’s floating palace has been destroyed just above him in a fiery explosion. This incredible story could bring back dengar-3Samuel L Jackson (who fans still love in his role as Master Windu), Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, and even a CGI version of Count Dooku! Not only that, it could also simultaneously bring back notable characters only briefly seen before like Bossk, Dengar, Plo Koon, and Aurra Sing while simultaneously introducing Star Wars characters that have never really been seen in live action form: cad-bane-4Jedi hunter Cad Bane, Sith apprentice-turned-bounty hunter Asajj Ventress, and Jedi fan-favourite and Ahsoka Tano! There is so much official Star Wars Expanded Universe storyline already available to dive into that the end of the movie could see Fett emerge from the Sarlacc (dead from the explosion) and set-up sequel opportunities. If THIS doesn’t scream out awesome, I really don’t know what does!

Lando Calrissian

This all really depends on how Donald Glover does in his portrayal of Han Solo’s smuggler BFF in the upcoming Star Wars Anthology movie spin-off. If he comes across as awesome as Billy Dee Williams portrayed him in the original trilogy, then I see at least one movie with Lando’s name across the marquee. Listen, there are already a ton of “Lando Calrissian Adventures” floating out there so why wouldn’t we want to lando-calrissian-1know what happened between the time Solo won the Millenium Falcon from Calrissian and when he sold out his “best friend” to the empire. I mean, just how did he come into running Cloud City on Bespin? How many ladies has Calrissian given Colt .45 to? The possibilities are endless!

Young(er) Obi-Wan Kenobi

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obi-wan-kenobi-2Here’s the thing…we don’t need to know what happened to Obi-Wan Kenobi prior to him becoming a padowan for Qui-Jon Ginn. What we really need to know is what kind of adventures did Kenobi get involved with from the time he went into hiding and took Luke to Tattooine as a baby to the time he saved Luke from the Sandpeople? We’re looking at a near 20-year span of time where he called himself “Ben Kenobi” that includes stopping Jabba the Hutt’s men from “collecting their water tax” during the Great Drought, how obi-wan-kenobi-1he watched Luke grow up (from a distance) and become a pretty great pilot on Tattooine, how he battled Tusken Raiders, how he came into conflict with Owen Lars about how Luke was being raised, and even encountering a very NOT dead Darth Maul on more than one occasion (though that may have happened prior to Order 66…it all gets confusing after awhile). With Ewan McGregor very much interested in continuing the Kenobi story, this movie is very much a possibility that could easily tie-in the prequels to A New Hope with an entirely separate and unique story.

Darth Maul

darth-maul-1Honestly, try telling me that you don’t want to know Darth Maul’s backstory. Not only his backstory of being “given” to Darth Sidious as an infant by his mother, but how he was trained to become a Sith apprentice (including some of the missions he was sent on during his training and how he was more of a Sith assassin than an actual apprentice).  And it’s Star Wars canon that Maul didn’t die after being cut in half, either. Thanks to The Clone Wars animated series, Maul came back (with a new lower half and some grown antlers on his head) to reunite with his brother Savage Opress, battle Nightsister Asajj Ventress, attempt to kill Obi-Wan Kenobi, help conquer Mandalore before being imprisoned, and then escaping to kill his captors all before seeing Darth Sidious kill his brother and kidnap Maul for his own evil purposes. Of course, the unofficial “Legends” stories tell of how he escaped and darth-maul-2continued to track down Kenobi so he could finally destroy him…resulting in a final battle on Tattooine where Kenobi and Owen Lars (!!) teamed to finally kill Maul, the aftermath of which was Lars telling Kenobi to stay far away from a very young Luke Skywalker so to keep him safe. So yes, Maul was the reason “Ol’ Ben” never was around Luke growing up. Now tell me you wouldn’t want to see this flick?!?!?!

Star Wars: Rebels

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star-wars-rebels-1There have already been a lot of stories told in the new animated Rebels series that could be translated to the big screen. That probably wouldn’t happen, though, as Disney wouldn’t want to duplicate continuity when they could expand upon it. I mean, the characters were heavily hinted at in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and they even showed cameos of the small robot and their ship, The Ghost. Maybe there are a number of adventures that could take place after Rogue kanan-jarrus-hera-syndullaOne has concluded. Or maybe we could be treated to a live-action prequel to the animated series based on “A New Dawn”, where Kanan Jarrus is wandering the galaxy alone after Order 66 killed off all of the Jedi and tells the story of how he eventually met-up with and teamed with Hera Syndulla. I mean, if you’re going to tease the animated characters in the live-action movies, then why not go all-out?

Knights of the Old Republic

darth-malak-darth-revan-1The “Mandalorian Wars” part of this storyline JUST became canon over the weekend!! That’s truly exciting because it means the rest of the KotOR storyline might also be confirmed as canon sooner rather than later. And honestly, the whole idea of lightsaber battles between the Jedi Order (including the fantastic backstory of the Prodigal Knight, Revan) going up against a Sith armada led by Darth Malak and a Sith-built assassin droid hk-47-1named HK-47 (who is used as a Jedi hunter) is extremely appealing, not to mention that the backstory of the Galactic Republic has only been hinted at in the movies at this point. There is just so much more that can be told and many of the video games thus far have proved that great storylines can be generated that can easily tie-in to the current Star Wars Expanded Universe.

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the-death-watch-3Some of the favourite characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe are Boba Fett (from the original trilogy), his father Jango Fett (from the prequels), and Sabine Wren (from Star Wars: Rebels). What they all have in common is that they are Mandalorians. The Mandalorians were a warrior race (known for the-death-watch-1being bounty hunters and mercenaries) who had renounced their barbaric past to adopt pacifist ideals. Around the time of the Clone Wars, a splinter group called The Death Watch opposed this pacifist government and unsuccessfully attempted to overthrow them, eventually becoming part of Darth Maul’s Shadow Collective, who successfully took over the planet Mandalore during the war alongside his brother, Savage Opress. This whole storyline also includes appearances by Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Count Dooku. It would be a great way to tie-in the much reviled prequels with something new and cool, while at the same time including something awesome about both trilogies and the new SWEU.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed

galen-marek-3I realize that this one is a long shot, especially given how the title character from the video game/novel/comic (Starkiller) was turned into the name of the First Order’s massive weaponized planet in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Still…this storyline is just too awesome to simply leave alone. Once Vader and Emperor Palpatine (aka Darth Sidious) have risen to power and have defeated the Jedi Order, the-force-unleashed-2there are still pockets of resistance and missing Jedi throughout the galaxy that Vader is dispatched to resolve himself (aka the Great Jedi Purge). He comes across a small child (the son of a Jedi he kills) and finds immeasurable power and potential within him. Though it goes against Sith creed, Vader abducts the boy and trains him to be his own apprentice, as Vader believes he can eventually help him destroy the Emperor. Galen Marek (aka Starkiller) then travels the galaxy doing Vader’s “dirty work” in places like Kashyyyk and Raxus Prime. He eventuallygalen-marek-1 befriends a Jedi, falls in love with his beautiful Imperial pilot, and turns his double-agent duties into a full-on rebellion. I would LOVE to see Marek pull down an Imperial Star Destroyer with the Force, so for that reason alone I’d love to see this story brought to life.

Yoda

yoda-2Can I be honest here? As much as CGI has grown over time, I just don’t know if I could watch a 2-hour movie focusing on a CGI character. While I can only imagine the incredible tales that could be told with a lifetime of almost 900 years of Jedi adventures. The story is that Yoda became a Jedi Master at age 100, thus going on to train and tutor generations of Jedi over the next 800 years. With a number of almost 20,000 Jedi trained, there are probably more than enough stories to be told to fill up an entirely new trilogy, if need be. But that’s the thing…is there a real need here? Yoda’s awesome, don’t get me wrong. I just don’t know if I really think we need an Anthology movie about him. asajj-ventress-1But if we DID go that route, there are already stories out there about his time spent with the Wookies on Kashyyyk (he was apparently called “Defender of the Home Tree” because of the times he went to battle for them), how he trained Count Dooku (among many others), how he battled against assassins like Asajj Ventress and Barriss Offee, and even incorporate other stories of ancient Jedi like K’ungfu and Chuang (as Yoda was told stories of these great Jedi of the past)…so I suppose it wouldn’t have to be a 100% Yoda movie. I guess the more I think about it, the cooler it sounds.

Just About Anything Else

expanded-universe-2general-grievous-3C’mon…there has GOT to be a hundred little “side stories” that tie-in to the original trilogy (or even the prequels) that primarily involve new characters and storylines. There could be tales from The Jedi Council that involve appearances by Mace Windu and Yoda, but star lesser-known (but recognizable) Jedi such as Plo Koon, Luminara Unduli, or Kit Fisto. expanded-universe-3There could be tales of characters we only got little tastes of in the movies like General Grievous (seriously…such a cool character but what WAS the guy??) or have only been able to enjoy in cartoon form like Ahsoka Tano.

And I think that’s the great thing about all this: the possibilities are endless.

ahsoka-tano-2Sure, some may think that somebody like Ahsoka Tano couldn’t carry a movie on her own…but that’s what people said when Iron Man first came out. That’s also what people said about the completely unknown cast of characters who made up Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

If you have a great storyline, a great cast of characters, great performances, and a director who truly has a passion for how Star Wars is to be shown to the world…then there really is no limit to the stories you can tell from this incredible universe.

And I, for one, cannot wait to see where things go from here.

Best 10 Movies of 2015

10. Inside Out Inside Out poster

Inside Out 1Pixar normally releases quality movies and Inside Out was no exception. While not their best effort, it was still one of the best movies of the year by a wide margin (especially when looking at kid-centric films). The writing was smart, the characters were lovable, and at the end it was simply an enjoyable film from top to bottom.

9. Ant-Man Ant-Man

Ant-Man 4I’ll be the first to admit that I wasn’t really looking forward to this movie when I first saw the trailer. Heck…I even wrote about my concerns when the trailer originally came out. I didn’t watch the movie during its initial run in theatres, but watched it when it came out on Blu-Ray with my 9 year-old Ant Manson. After not thinking I’d like it, I found that I really enjoyed it…especially when hearing my son laugh almost all the way through it. This movie was certainly filled with more comedy than most other Marvel movies, and because of that people didn’t really give it a fair shake. I can tell you, though…that Ant-Man is certainly NOT the worst Marvel has done in the past decade. In fact, I’d dare say it’s one of the best.

8. The Hateful Eight The H8ful EightThe H8ful EightIf I’m being 100% honest, I was not really looking forward to seeing this movie. I mean, I find Quentin Tarantino films to be an acquired taste…and while I’ve enjoyed the majority of his movies, I didn’t know if a western taking place during the winter would be the most entertaining thing he’d made. And while it’s no Pulp Fiction or Inglorious Basterds, it’s a fantastic film with The H8ful Eight 1twists and turns, incredible performances, and Tarantino on top of his cinematography game (it’s a gorgeously-shot movie). Yes, it has more n-words than you probably ever want to hear in a movie, but if you can set that aside then you’ll enjoy one of Tarantino’s better films. While I didn’t love the ending, I thoroughly enjoyed The H8ful Eight.

7. The Martian The Martian

The Martian 1This was another example of a movie trailer not really delivering upon its initial showing. At the beginning of the year, did anyone really think that a movie starring Matt Damon being stranded on Mars in a movie called The Martian would be as good as it was? From special effects to acting to the direction, this movie delivered a lot more than it probably had every right to.

6. The Avengers: Age of Ultron Avengers-Age-of-Ultron

Avengers 2This is the movie that could have really ruined the entire Marvel Universe franchise. After a colossally successful initial Avengers movie, the entire franchise could have collapsed under the pressure…especially if the movie wasn’t good. Thankfully, it contained story Hulk Busterand emotion and special effects out the wazoo. The story of Ultron and why Tony Stark created him was original and creative. The continuation of the background story of Hawkeye and the developing romance between Bruce Banner and Black Widow gave depth to an otherwise “turn your brain off” type of movie.

5. Trainwreck Trainwreck

Trainwreck 1I had zero expectations with this movie coming into 2015. After viewing the trailer, though, it looked like something my wife and I might enjoy. Needless to say, this was the funniest damn movie of the year. Will Amy Schumer be a continual box office success over time? That, obviously, it up for debate…but for a major role like this one, to come out of the gate looking like a legit superstar is a very big deal. She owned this movie and it’s one that can be watched multiple times without getting stale.

4. Jurassic World Jurassic World

anigif_enhanced-13942-1417001620-1When I first saw this movie with my son, I was sure that no other movie would be able to be better. They took the concept of the original film, modernized it, and re-made (virtually) the exact same story. Nobody would call Jurassic World an original film, but in terms of sheer entertainment it’s anigif_mobile_e39ba4914b4d214e80ee79a1e0956e44-26arguably puts its predecessors to shame. The dinosaurs were bigger, smarter, and faster. The park itself was incredibly realistic and made you dream about the possibilities. The acting, while not fantastic, was carried by star Chris Pratt (who is really on a role at the moment). It was as good a “popcorn movie” as you’re going to find.

3. Kingsman: The Secret Service Kingsmen

KingsmenI didn’t even see this movie until near the end of 2015. It honestly didn’t look that great to me. As I was going through Netflix one day I saw it and thought I’d give it a shot. WOW…am I ever glad that I did. I saw a spy movie that was as unique and fun and violent as anything I’d ever seen. I loved the new take on the classic James Kingsmen 2Bond-esque story and how effortless the action sequences were for everyone. The direction was fantastic and I’m really hopeful for a sequel at some point in the future. For me, though, the church scene was just the most incredible, disturbing, violent, Kingsmen 3and shocking scene of the entire year. It kinda came out of nowhere and left my jaw hanging open…feeling both sick to my stomach and exhilarated at the sequence at the same time. Not many films can pull that off while still being an entertaining thriller/action movie. On top of all that, the female villain is super sexy in spite of the fact that she’s got swords for feet. If you haven’t seen this yet, I can’t recommend it enough.

2. Mad Max: Fury Road Mad Max posterMad Max warningsI think that the majority of movie-goers had low expectations when it was said that they were rebooting the Mad Max series. After all, it had been 30 years since the last installment was released. In addition, the stories of production issues and cast members not getting along only made it seem like this movie was destined for failure. Thankfully, this movie was not only great but can easily be considered one of the most “beautiful” action movies in history. This movie is so gorgeously shot, in fact, that there are rumours of it being re-released for a limited 2016 run in black & white…

MAD MAX B&WMad Max explosionThe storyline is one that doesn’t make a ton of sense, but it’s not really supposed to. It’s supposed to take place in the world of the original Mad Max movies, which was a post-apocalyptic nightmare with insane people who use water and gasoline for power. Both Tom Hardy and a clean-shaven (but still smokin’ hot) Charlize Theron are fantastic in their roles, but the movie isn’t really about them. Much like, say, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, the movie’s primary focus in on the Mad Max wtfcinematography and direction. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever seen a more spectacularly filmed action movie. The colours are brilliant and the fact that 80% of the film uses practical effects only makes it even MORE spectacular. I really don’t know if I can put Mad Max inside the stormover this movie enough. You don’t need to know the characters or the storylines or even what’s happening as the film progresses to sit back and LOVE this movie. Up until a few weeks ago, this brilliant film directed by George Miller was my runaway choice for best film of 2015. That is, until…

1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens

The Force AwakensStar Wars 1 Really…is there any other movie that can come close to this? Let’s put aside the box office records that this movie is shattering. Let’s put aside the fact that it’s a Star Wars movie. Instead, let’s look at the movie itself…the characters, the story, the acting, the special effects, the pacing, the direction, the soundtrack…it’s ALL absolutely fantastic. It’s simply a great movie on its own. Star Wars 5

Star Wars 4JJ Abrams‘ decision to use practical effects wherever possible made this movie as good as it is. Seeing it the first time in 3D, I was transported back to my youth when I saw the original films in theatres. Watching it a second time with my 9 year old son and I was able to feel the magic that I felt as a kid through his eyes. I don’t even know if I could sit back and say that there’s a boring or unnecessary scene or character, either. It’s just all so fantastic. Star Wars 3

Star Wars 6And the big storyline twist and spoiler death? Well…I made sure I didn’t read anything ahead of time so I was genuinely moved and shocked when it took place. The ending of the film leaves a TON of questions unanswered as we wait two more years until Episode VIII, and that’s the way it SHOULD be. I want to see more immediately, and that’s a very good sign. Star Wars 2

Star Wars 7Where Titanic was a box office bohemeth because of the love story combined with special effects, and Avatar was a box office record holder because of the special effects never seen before…Star Wars: The Force Awakens combines action, drama, comedy, and every other emotion you can think of to go along with the incredible directing job by Abrams. This is a movie that DESERVES to break every box office record…it’s that good. Star Wars 4

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But what are YOUR thoughts? Sound off in a comment below or via social media and let me know!

The World According to ZAH

Oh...that explains it.The Force Awakens movie posterI don’t know about you, but I have been doing my absolute best to avoid spoilers for the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie. Every time I see a link or a headline that talks about who this character is or who this actor is playing or even suggests a theory or a “possible spoiler”, I simply don’t click. I have seen enough in the trailers to get me jacked up about this movie, that I don’t need to know all of the gory details before I actually see the film. My genuine hope is that JJ Abrams will tell a good enough story that I won’t leave the theater confused about what I just saw. And if this movie is even half as good as the previews or half as good as the fan expectations are, then it will absolutely be the highest grossing film of all time.

Sam Roberts Wrestling PodcastI don’t often shill other websites or podcasts, but I am a massive fan of Sam Roberts’ Wrestling Podcast. I may not always agree with what he has to say, but I appreciate his interviewing style and a lot of the ideas that he has when discussing wrestling on a show. He doesn’t claim to be the most knowledgeable fan in the world when it comes to sports entertainment, but what he does do, however, is come across like in actual fan of the industry. I’m pretty sure that I don’t have to tell you that the Internet can be an extremely negative place when it comes to wrestling Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast 1fans. This also goes for podcasts, as well. Roberts is getting a lot of great interviews because (A) he works at Sirius/XM, and (B) he’s a genuine fan of the product. He’s not negative for the sake of being negative. I have heard great interviews from ROH wrestlers, TNA wrestlers, WWE performers, NXT performers, and (most recently) even the man in charge of AAA, Dorian Roldan Pena. With a gluttony of wrestling podcasts out there available, it is refreshing to find one that I enjoy so Sam Roberts Wrestling Podcast 2much. In fact, I have found myself not listening to Colt Cabana, Ric Flair, Chris Jericho, Taz, or Steve Austin anymore (all podcasts that I used to listen to regularly). Roberts SOUNDS professional, both in his production and in his interviewing style. Because of that (and the addition of his very knowledgeable and entertaining co-host Katie Linendoll), this has become the “go-to wrestling podcast” for me. I highly recommend you give it one or two listens so you can decide on your own.

Batman vs Superman - Dawn of JusticeSo the new Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer came out this week. I might be alone here, but I just don’t have any excitement for it. I have seen both trailers and so far it just looks like a big  “meh” to me. I mean, when I see the trailers for The Force Awakens I get super-excited. When I saw the trailer for Suicide Squad, I was blown away. Even the upcoming Captain America: Civil War looks fantastic. To me, a trailer can make or break a movie and BvS just doesn’t do it for me. Am I alone, though? Does this movie look awesome to you?

Breaking GroundBreaking Ground has got to be one of the best wrestling based shows that I have seen to date. Not only are we getting an opportunity to know some NXT stars before they are called up to the main roster, but we are getting the opportunity to take a massive look behind the scenes of a business that people don’t normally get to see. Just from the first few episodes, I have decided that Mojo Rawley probably is a tremendous human being, but doesn’t have the best gimmick. I think if he modifies it a little bit, it could get over…but not Breaking Ground zzwhere it currently stands. I mean, I just do not see “Stay Hype” Mojo Rawley being a superstar with a title around his waist on RAW every week. Other observations I garnered from the show is that Zack Ryder is delusional and Baron Corbin is a cocky prick. I am looking forward to seeing some of these people succeed, while I am also looking forward to others (ahem…ZZ…) ultimately getting released and kicked on the ass on their way out.  Between NXT, Breaking Ground, JBL‘s interviews, Table For 3, and the occasional WWE 24 special…I can’t imagine not having the WWE Network if I was a wrestling fan today.

Ant-ManLast weekend was one I spent with my son. We ended up watching Ant-Man once Saturday and again on Sunday. We didn’t see it in theatres and I wasn’t too concerned about it due to some of the reviews and lack of box-office success (it was a hit, but not “huge” per Marvel’s track record). I gotta say, though…the reviews may be primarily due to the age of the reviewers because my son LOVED this movie. To him, this is probably the best Marvel movie next to Guardians of the Galaxy. He loved the special effects, the whole concept of Ant-Man working with the bugs, and the comedy that was present throughout the film. I, too, really enjoyed the movie much more than I thought I was going to. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend watching it without trying to compare it to other Marvel films. Though difficult, it’ll be worth it as it’s an extremely entertaining film.

Big Red 1I’m not much of a gamer, but I’ve been enjoying watching others play online (thanks to the very entertaining UpUpDownDown YouTube channel). I find, though, that either (A) the players are lame or (B) the language used means that kids shouldn’t be watching. What I found recently was a great YouTube channel where (A) the player is EXTREMELY entertaining and (B) his language is PG-13…so it’s something I can share with my son. The player’s name is Big Red NY and he has playlists for WWE 2K15 career mode, EA Sports UFC Big Red 2Career Mode, Madden NFL ’16 career mode, and most recently, WWE 2K16 career mode. The videos look professional (they are even edited with sound and recaps), his mic sound is top notch, and “Big Train” Martinez usually has me and (especially) my son laughing out loud during his videos. I don’t watch of lot of these channels, but I’m subscribed to Big Red NY. This stuff is top notch.

the muppetsI feel like I am going to be in the minority, but I am a massive fan of the new Muppets show that debuted on ABC this fall. I don’t necessarily agree with Kermit dating another pig but the entire premise of the show, along with the break up of Kermit and Miss Piggy, is extremely refreshing for a brand that is been around for over 30 years. The adult humor is subtle enough that my kids don’t get it, but my wife and I totally do. That’s refreshing to me. I love the characters and how the show is a blend of styles that is similar to Modern Family or The Office). Yes, that gimmick is played out in other comedies but it really seems fun when it’s done by the Muppets. I have heard that they are already thinking about re-tooling the entire show to make it different because ratings are down a bit since its debut. I hope that is not the case because I really firmly believe it does not need any changes whatsoever.

Brad MaddoxBrad Maddox was released from WWE this past week for using the term “cocky prick” during a promo before a live event. Obviously, in the “PG Era”, using that terminology with kids in the audience (and knowing Vince was watching his promo backstage) probably wasn’t the smartest thing for Maddox to do. And really, he was on shaky ground to begin with, having only been seen on television a couple of years ago in a commissioner role. While he was beginning to work on developing a tag team with Adam Rose, the last anyone had seen him was dressed as a turkey being given a tombstone piledriver by the Undertaker on the Tonight Show. I feel bad for Maddox (now going by the moniker Mad Braddox) because I am not sure where he plans on going after this. Being small in stature but having mic skills can only take you so far on the independent circuit. I don’t know if he has the ability to show up in Ring of Honor or New Japan and be taken seriously. I guess we’ll see soon enough.

Solomon CroweOn the flipside of things, Solomon Crowe actually requested his release from NXT last week.  While I do not know the exact details or reasons for that request, I am surprised that he feels better off outside of WWE. I realize that his “hacker gimmick” had not really gone over very well, and he was never pushed as a major star…but I still thought he had the ability to come back and be successful in NXT. He obviously felt differently about the situation. He has already gone back to his indie handle of Sammy Callahan and it should be extremely interesting to see where he winds up going. With more name recognition at this point, I could see the Ring of Honor being very interested in him (they have to do better than the Beer City Bruiser…ugh). I could also see him in PWG at some point. He will probably be up and down the East Coast indie circuit and it wouldn’t shock Callihan & Havokme to see TNA reach out and try to grab him for whatever reason. I, personally, would love to see Callahan show up in New Japan. I think he brings something extremely unique to the table. If he were allowed to be whoever he wanted to be, was joined by his girlfriend (the extremely unique and talented Jessica Havok), they could make for a dominating pair that would be reminiscent of Triple H using Chyna as his “bodyguard”. I guess only time will tell what happens to Callahan down the road.

Survivor - Second ChanceMy family and I always sit down together every Wednesday night and watch Survivor. This season’s cast have all been on the show before and have gotten close to winning, but all came up short for one reason or another. This “Second Chance Season” is causing all hell to break loose in terms of how they are actually playing the game. Loyalty seems to be a secondary attribute and, instead, focus is going upon who needs to be voted out that particular week. It is a very unusual wait to play the game, but it makes her extremely compelling television. We are down to six or seven players now and it’s really anybody’s game at this point. I honestly think that even after 20+ years, this show continues to get better and better.

Scott WeilandSong of the Week comes from the Stone Temple Pilots. Yesterday saw the passing of their former lead singer, Scott Weiland. I was one of those guys who always enjoyed their music without being a “massive” fan. I had their singles and they were a favourite band of mine during their early 90’s heyday (behind better bands like Pearl Jam and the Tragically Hip). Obviously, the man went through a myriad of substance abuse issues over the course of his lifetime, but his music will always live on.

The World According to ZAH

– 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!

– Oh…and the final poster came out, too. LOVE this! The Force Awakens movie poster

Justin Trudeau– 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. PMILF– 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:

  1. Dolph Ziggler 1After 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.
  2. RybackRyback 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.
  3. Dean Ambrose & Roman ReignsWhat 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…

Tyler Breeze 5– 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. Tyler Breeze & Summer Rae– 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… IHOP 1Stone Cold Podcast– 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.

Back to the Future trilogy– 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:

BTTF 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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Kevin Owens vs Finn Balor– Right out of the gate, let me just say how incredible last weekend was if you’re a wrestling fan (or more specifically, a WWE fan). NXT: Takeover Brooklyn was a phenomenal event and SummerSlam didn’t disappoint. And while I may have been less than thrilled with the storyline execution of RAW (it’ll be tough trying to get momentum going again for Team PCB over the coming weeks), it didn’t take away from two nights of excellent wrestling. For me, the MVP has to be Kevin Owens. From a fantastic ladder match with Finn Bálor to a great performance with Cesaro…Owens rocked both events and proved why he belongs in the upper echelon of WWE superstars. Overall, though, there were very few weak performances and everybody worked their assess off.

Alison Parker & Adam Ward– Sometimes I really worry for the future of my son when insane fucktards do something like that psycho did to those two reporters yesterday. I mean, I can never understand what it’s like to be racially discriminated against, but from what I’ve read this had very little to do with race and everything to do with Vester Lee Flanagan II (who went by the name Bryce Williams on television) being an absolutely insane person. Let’s say, for the sake of argument, that the two victims actually did use racial slurs against Flanagan during the 11 months he worked at WDBJ in Virginia.

Screen capture from Vester Flanagan's GoPro camera

Screen capture from Vester Flanagan’s GoPro camera

Did THAT justify him shooting both of them live, on the air, in cold blood? Sorry…but I’ll go out on a limb and say “no”. And it’s scary as hell to not only see this on live television (shown on the video below), but to also see the video he uploaded on his goddamn GoPro camera (not shown in the video below). The guy pointed his gun first and then backed off…like he was waiting for a reaction first or was hesitant about what he was going to do. But once he started, he went all out and actually tried to escape. I feel horrific for not only the friends and family of those who were murdered, but also for anybody who happened to watch this live initially. That’s got to be a moment that won’t leave your memory any time soon.

Here’s the scary question, though: What’s next?

Anyway…

Austin Creed– I’ve never been a massive fan of Xavier Woods. I didn’t care for gimmick in TNA, I didn’t care for his work in NXT, and I certain wasn’t impressed when he took over as the dancing fool for Brodus Clay. However, I can unquestionably say that I’m a massive fan of his. And no…it’s not just his work in the New Day that has allowed me to jump on his bandwagon. What did it for me was his YouTube channel: UpUpDownDown. And here’s the thing…I’m not even a gamer!! I rarely play games at all and don’t know half of the games he plays. The thing is that he makes the videos really interesting and a lot of fun to watch.

I really enjoy his Gamer Gauntlets, which usually involves other WWE superstars and a “punishment” that must be dished out to the loser at the end…

I also enjoy his solo outings in the Jump Scares videos, which is basically watching him get scared while playing…

If you have a few minutes, I would highly recommend checking the channel out. If not, continue to enjoy his incredible work as the primary mouthpiece of the current (and reigning 2x) WWE tag team champions, the most entertaining act on the entire WWE roster, the New Day!!! New Day

Fear the Walking Dead– I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say that the debut of Fear The Walking Dead was pretty damn successful. I was super impressed with how they introduced the primary characters as a dysfunctional blended family. As a father in a blended family, I know how tough that can be without the impending zombie apocalypse to worry about. Travis (Cliff Curtis) is dealing with a blended family where the kids don’t particularly like him…including his own. That’s tough and gives me a sense of what type of person Travis is. He’s this incredibly awesome teacher (as noted in a scene of him at the school) and is trying to be an awesome father-figure, as we see when he is trying to talk with Nick (Frank Dillane) at the hospital. But somewhere along the way he’s failing and that means he’s flawed, we’ll eventually find out why (Rick from The Walking Dead has flaws, as well…but we never really knew him from before the apocalypse started, so we’re only getting “Reactionary Rick”…a personality strictly based on how he’s reacting to the new world around him).

the_walking_dead_What makes The Walking Dead so great isn’t just the zombies; it’s the character development. It didn’t start off that way because show creators wanted to shock people into watching by hitting the ground running. Fear The Walking Dead is taking the opposite approach because everybody knows what’s going to happen, so we need to actually care about the people who are entering that situation if the show is to succeed. It’s a “slow burn” process that is unlike anything else the zombie genre has seen before. I, for one, am solidly on board.

Miz TV segment with Team PCB– While it didn’t garner a lot of headlines, I was pretty disappointed in Paige for what happened after her segments on RAW this past Monday night. Was the crowd disrespectful? Yeah, but there was a reason for that. The horrific segment with Team PCB and Miz is what caused the crowd to become super-uninterested. It wasn’t the fault of the performers, but rather whatever writers scripted the terrible dialogue because the message was completely lost. Add to that the extremely untalented Bellas wrestling the very talented PCB and you’ve got an extremely restless crowd who are tired of seeing untalented bimbos thrown at them when they want to see WRESTLING. Still…Paige shouldn’t have gone off on the fans and, instead, should have recognized the reason for the fans’ reactions.

Paige is pissed– Ummm…sinkholes are becoming more and more of a “thing” and, quite frankly, it’s scaring the shit out of me. Seriously…why is this happening? I can see the occasional one-off happening, but these things are happening all over the place. This video is scary as hell. WTF??

Enzo Amore & Big Cass & Carmella– If you ever doubted the possibility of bringing Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady (and perhaps Carmella, too) up to the main roster from NXT, all you have to do is hear the Brooklyn crowd’s ovation for these two to see how “over” they are. Was it a hometown crowd? Sure…but they had a very similar reaction in San Jose and are over pretty much everywhere they go. I can’t wait to see them grow and evolve on the main roster. Bring ’em up now!!

– While not exactly the super-long new movie trailer that I was hoping for, the Star Wars Instagram account provided everyone with a new tidbit to feed off of while waiting in the meantime…

There has been an awakening… #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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What in the hell is Finn, a former stormtrooper, doing holding a lightsaber!!??? Not only is that an incredibly intriguing bit of storyline, but then there’s the assembled First Order shot at the beginning:

Assembled First OrderUmmm…

Shut up and take my money

– I’m far from the most “politically correct” person in the world, but even I think that these costumes are ridiculously offensive. I mean…seriously? A Caitlyn Jenner outfit AND “Miss-ter Olympic” wig??? Wow. And don’t get me started on the “lion killer dentist” costume. This is insane. Any guy who wears these outfits on Halloween deserves to get bitch-slapped by everybody at the party. Twice.

Call Me Caitlyn costume

Jenner Wig

Lion Killer costume– I wasn’t exactly looking forward to the upcoming Assassin’s Creed movie until I saw the first official photo of Michael Fassbender as the lead character. Maybe…just maybe…we’ll actually end up with a video game adaptation that doesn’t suck. It’s long overdue…

Michael Fassbender - Assassins Creed– Whether intentionally done or not, this is just awesome…

Vincent Donofrio as Kingpin– I’ve already written on this blog just how blown away I was by Marvel’s Daredevil Season One on Netflix. This was a series that I had low expectations for, but was extremely impressed by (a) how realistic the characters were, (b) just how incredibly Emmy-worthy the acting of Vincent D’Onofrio was (wait…why am I actually rooting for the Kingpin to win here???), and (c) the violence was turned up a notch from the PG-rated Marvel Universe movies. It wasn’t just “gritty”, it was a PG-16 rated program that kicked serious ass. Something I didn’t realize, however, was just how many special effects were used for the show. Even a ton of scenes that were full of what I thought were practical effects have actually turned out to be special effects, as noted by the awesome behind-the-scenes special effects video shown in the link below. If you haven’t seen Daredevil yet, I highly recommend you do!

Daredevil: ‘Behind the Visual Effects’ https://vid.me/XOIA

– Oh Miley…why do people hate you so much?

On Jimmy Kimmel, this is the ONLY talent that Miley Cyrus has.

On Jimmy Kimmel, this is the ONLY talent that Miley Cyrus has.

I’ll tell you and I’d say it to your face: It’s because you’re a celebrity-hungry no-talent fame-whore. You’re fugly and can only get people interested or talking about you when you decide to get naked. It’s all you can do (much like those goddamn Kardashian no-talent bitches). I’m so fucking sick of you and the Kardashians and Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan all trying to get by for being famous instead of doing something that deserves the celebrity attention! There are SOOOOO many talented and beautiful women in the entertainment industry, it’s baffling why more attention isn’t taken away from some non-entity like Cyrus and placed on them instead. Jesus…this just pissed me off.

– And because of this last diatribe of mine, I’ve decided that Song of the Week should reflect how I’m feeling. I just want to bang my fucking head against the wall every single time I see a story on some undeserving no-talent hack. So here we go with one of my all-time favourite songs “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)” by Quiet Riot.

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Leo Kruger– There have been rumours going around that everybody’s favourite “party guy” Adam Rose will be returning to his original NXT persona of Leo Kruger and joining the Wyatt Family. In fact, many online “newz sites” insinuated that the plan was going to be set into motion last Monday on RAW. While it seems a little odd, the fact is that Rose is a talented performer in a gimmick that could have been developed into something fantastic, but instead was a one-trick pony that turned into a running weekly joke (the wrestling bunny? really??). Kruger is an interesting persona and I’m sure it could be tweaked to align with Bray Wyatt‘s mentality, so him joining The Family can totally work. From what I’ve read, this could be the way they re-introduce Sting to the WWE Universe for SummerSlam…as Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose will need a third partner to take on the new Family. I’m not sure if I’m 100% on board with this idea, but I don’t flat-out hate it, either.

penn_teller_s2– A show that has been entertaining the family as of late has been Penn & Teller Fool Us. The basic concept is that there are magicians from around the world who get on stage and try to perform their best tricks for Penn & Teller (and a live studio audience). When the act is done, Penn & Teller attempt to figure out how the trick was done. It’s a fantastically entertaining show and this past week I saw a video of an episode that we hadn’t seen yet that completely blew my mind. Forget the whole show for a minute…this act is insanely cool:

Cesaro– In trying to not be an online mark, I’ve seen a remarkable improvement in Cesaro over the past few weeks. Yes, it took his matches with John Cena to allow WWE Management to give him a fair chance, but Cesaro has totally taken advantage of it at this point. His in-ring intensity reminds me of Daniel Bryan a bit, so it’s awesome to see the crowds react to him the way they have. Will he ever be world champion? It’s hard to say, but if he continues to get the pops that he’s getting and show the charisma that he’s been showing, then I truly believe that the sky’s the limit for him right now. With Cena firmly in his corner, it’ll be hard for Vince to ignore Cesaro much longer.

Netflix Star WarsNetflix has been rumoured to have made a deal with LucasFilm to produce not one, not two, but THREE live-action Star Wars Universe series. I’ll tell you right away why this is a TREMENDOUS idea. Netflix normally gets pitched for a show, then signs off on it without a pilot having to be made. So this means they put a TON of faith into the people making their programming, but it also means that there is a tremendous amount of “hands-off” that you wouldn’t get on any regular cable channel. And here is what has me drooling just a bit…Marvel is currently using Netflix to show the “darker” side of their comics. Can you imagine if LucasFilm was to do the same? Imagine a kick-ass Star Wars show without all the jokes and nonsense. It’s not like online fans haven’t already thought about it.Star Wars possibility

– I don’t care what anybody says. Britney Spears is STILL fucking hot. I would bang her in a split second. Add in the fact that she can bend like this and I just don’t know how anybody would not want to get a piece of this MILF magic. Oh my goodness, oh my dayum… Britney Spears

12 rounds– Kudos to WWE for recognizing the potential in Dean Ambrose. No, he’s not becoming World Heavyweight Champion any time soon, but for anybody who thinks WWE does not believe in Ambrose just needs to see the following trailer for the latest WWE Films production of 12 Rounds 3: Lockdown. WWE simply will not put their money into a movie backed by someone that they don’t believe in.

– As Ronda Rousey prepares to obliterate another opponent this weekend, she has truly become a “celebrity”. I mean, not everybody is parodied in an adult film. Yes, Ronda ArouseMe has been made and will be released soon. The film was directed by Joanna Angel, who is a massive fan of Rousey and thought this would be the “ultimate homage” to her. The party of “Ronda” will be played by Kleio Valentien. I don’t know if this film will do well or not (do people actually BUY adult movies anymore?), but there appears to be a scene where “Ronda” and “Dana White” get it on inside of an MMA ring. Ummm…I’m all for porn, but this just seems creepy to me. Am I alone? Ronda ArouseMeTough Enough castTough Enough is now officially a joke. First Patrick. Then Mada because Miz “saves” some chick who he thinks is hot. C’mon…this is ridiculous. Why are the judges putting people in the bottom three simply based on the videos that they’re watching??? Shouldn’t the trainers have some say in this??? They’re putting the favourites in the bottom simply to “teach them a lesson” or because they want them to “step up”. That’s bullshit. Now we’re going to get some dumb-ass gator-wrestler who doesn’t even WANT to be a wrestler or some no-personality ex-MMA guy as the winner. Or the Yeti. FFS…

Song of the Week comes from Demi Lovato. WHAT??? REALLY??? Yeah. I mean, the song is shit but she is hot as fuck in the video. Press play and watch it on mute.

 

 

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Sheamus 3– Why all the hate for Sheamus? I mean, I get that he’s not everybody’s cup of tea. Hell…up until his most recent run, I wasn’t really much of a fan, either. But I really enjoy the guy’s look with the mohawk and beard “thing”. He’s unique and different and unlike anything else right now in wrestling. That’s a GOOD thing. The other thing is that his matches have been SOLID since his return. Maybe it’s his opponents, maybe not…but Sheamus has been giving us quality performances every time out. He doesn’t phone it in and is out to change the minds of his haters. I can respect that. Oh…and there was this interesting piece of information that he tweeted this week:

PUDDING– TMZ confirmed something most people thought anyway but didn’t have any proof of: Bill Cosby ADMITTED that he bought Quaaludes and used Benadryl to knock out at least one woman. Apparently, during a deposition for the sexual assault lawsuit a Temple University employee filed against him back in 2005, he admitted this information and the documents were released this week to prove it. He eventually settled the case for an undisclosed amount of money. I mean…holy shit, what a douchebag. I can’t believe I used to look up to this guy back in my youth. He’s a fuckin’ loser. I hope he gets blacklisted from Hollywood and rots in hell.

Enzo Amore & Big Cass– So the Vaudvillains are the # 1 contenders to the NXT tag team championships. I don’t quite understand this one. Was the feud between the champions (Blake & Murphy) and the tag combination of Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady over? I mean, they proved they could beat the champions and only interference cost them the titles, yet the Vaudvillains have been given the next chance to be in the tag team spotlight. No offense to them, but unless the plan is to either (a) break the team of Enzo & Colin up or (b) promote the “Realest Guys in the Room” to the main roster, it makes no sense at all. They’re the most over team in the promotion and the storyline hasn’t concluded yet…so why pull the rug out?

– I’ll admit, I don’t know much about Goosebumps. Having said that, the movie trailer looks like a lot of fun.

Baron Corbin– I’m glad that Baron Corbin‘s matches are so short right now. I mean, the guy is big and strong and tatted up, but he really doesn’t carry much charisma at this point and, seemingly, can’t wrestle his way out of a paper bag. It’s just another example of someone being given the ball who hasn’t quite learned how to catch yet. He may get there, but not for awhile. Size doesn’t mean everything.

Han Solo– One of the new Star Wars Anthology movies will apparently be one about a young Han Solo. I dunno…I’m not really feeling this. I mean, I grew up with Han Solo…he was my hero when I was a kid. Now we’re going to get a “prequel” of sorts featuring some young actor in his role? Listen…I can go with the rumours of Chris Pratt in the running for a new Indiana Jones because that seems like a great match. I just don’t know if I can picture anybody else portraying Han Solo with the same personality and swagger. I love the idea of Anthology movies expanding upon the Star Wars universe…I’m just not a fan of this particular idea.

– So recently wrestling fanboy fantasies came true and this happened in Los Angeles…AJ Lee & PaigeJason Pierre-Paul fireworks– If you’re going to play with fireworks, be careful. If you’re a professional sports player who gets paid millions and is hoping to sign a new big-time contract, don’t fucking play with fireworks AT ALL. Apparently NY Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had to have his right index finger AMPUTATED on Wednesday because of injuries sustained during a July 4th celebration at his home in Florida. NFL.com reported that the Giants revoked their $60 million long-term contract offer earlier in the week. Dude…thanks for being a dumb-ass and making the rest of us feel normal for a day.

Sasha Banks &  Charlotte– The “word on the street” is that both Charlotte and Sasha Banks are expected to make their debuts helping Paige against Team Bella at Survivor Series. From what I’ve read in numerous reports, Bayley was expected to help Charlotte but because of her broken hand, the spot is going to Banks. I’m not sure how I feel about this because I have yet to see Banks play her character as a babyface. She’s an incredible heel and I’m concerned that WWE will mess up her debut. On the plus side, both Charlotte and Banks deserve to be on the main roster and I can’t wait to see them both tear things up and give the Divas division a shot in the arm.

– It’s been a helluva crazy week. I mean…FFS. Sometimes life just sucks the energy right out of you. I’m sick of everybody at this point. I just want to hang out with my son all weekend, eat junk food, play video games, watch wrestling, and catch a movie or two. So my Song of the Week comes from GWAR and it exactly how I’m feeling today.