RAW Thoughts

Before I write anything else, I would like to say without hesitation that last night’s RAW had some of the best wrestling WWE has given its fans all year long…and that’s INCLUDING the NXT live events. I mean, all four semi-final matches were spectacular and two of them were legit MOTY contenders. I was so impressed with the match booking last night…it’s something that they should be doing more often.

  • Brothers vs WyattsI don’t know if it’s the greatest idea to have Kane & Undertaker simply take on two random members of the Wyatt Family at Survivor Series. I mean…does anybody really care? Even if Taker was trying to sound like Darth Vader, I don’t know if he was really selling the match itself. They’re setting it up like an “Evil vs Evil” match with supernatural powers and abilities. Seriously?
  • Kevin Owens 1I don’t know what you have to do to change perceptions of Kevin Owens being a heel, but he gets pops as big as most of the babyfaces on the WWE roster. I’m firmly behind Sam Roberts’ theory about what could happen at Survivor Series (you can listen to his theory on his podcast), as it can help Owens become an “Austin-esque” character…which is what people seem to want from him.
  • Neville 1Neville should be pushed in a way that makes him the ultimate over-achiever. The guy has money written all over him as an in-ring talent, but his lack of charisma and promo ability is holding him back. The crowd would go insane for the guy if was booked to be a winner on a regular basis. Could he ever become World Heavyweight Champion? Maybe not, but he could still be a main event talent if booked better. Continually “performing well” simply won’t be him a star.
  • Tyler Breeze 3I have mixed feelings about how WWE is handling Tyler Breeze up ‘til this point. Yes, he’s getting the awesome intro and there is a lot of time being spent on his gimmick. The problem is that he lost his debut match against Dean Ambrose and then barely got by R-Truth the following week. The announcers can brag it up as a “big win” as much as they want, but the general perception is that Breeze is a joke at this point…and I was really hoping for something a little bit more substantial.
  • Really entertained by the 6-man tag match. Of course, that’s primarily because of The New Day. What I loved the most was the old-school heel tag team tactics displayed by the champs. They distracted the ref to disallow the hot tag, which got a big pop out of me. Loved it.

  • And again…as much as they try to get big babyface pops for Ryback, it just doesn’t work. The crowd popped for the Usos, though…so you can’t blame the crowd. This is a recurring situation. He can give out necklaces and yell out “feed me more” all he wants, but he’s MUCH better off as a bad-ass heel. This is one experiment that needs to end ASAP.
  • Cesaro 1I also LOVED that Triple H delivered a backstage promo to Cesaro. Everything he said was true…Cesaro is awesome and is missing that little “something”. This tells me that, indeed, Triple H sees what everybody else sees in Cesaro (which isn’t surprising, given how fantastic Hunter has been at recognizing talent and giving opportunities in NXT). This was a segment that didn’t need to take place, but it did. This means that WWE recognizes the rise of Cesaro. Does it mean any more than that? No…probably not, but at least the voices of the WWE Universe are being heard.
  • Heyman & CesaroThe problem, though, is that Cesaro looked so goddamn awkward in the segment. He had a smirk on his face and showed little other emotion. This is exactly the reason why Cesaro never moves up the card…his inability to emote emotion outside of the squared circle. He needs a manager or a group like The Authority to be his mouthpiece, only this time he needs an actual push to go along with it. Having mouthpieces like Zeb Colter and Paul Heyman can only take you so far if you’re still being booked to lose.

  • Cesaro vs ReignsI can’t even begin to tell you how impressive Cesaro has been in the ring, though. I have seen more innovation and creativity and energy from Cesaro over the past few months than from any other WWE superstar. There is NOBODY that has worked harder than him to get noticed…and that does go a long way with WWE Management. Last night’s incredible match against Roman Reigns was just the latest example. I actually popped more than once at his in-ring performance. I mean…how he “landed on his elbow” when falling out of the ring to give him an “out” for losing was absolutely incredible. Reigns was really good, too…don’t get me wrong, but Cesaro was the shining star last night, as he has been over the past few months. I actually believed that there was a possibility of him pinning Reigns, too…and when you can make the crowd believe that the impossible just might be possible, then you’ve done your job extremely well.

  • Dudley Boyz 2I am glad that WWE is still giving the Dudley Boyz something to do now that their program with New Day is over. I’ve said it multiple times before…Bubba Ray Dudley deserves a gimmick makeover and given the “JBL treatment”. As anyone who saw him in TNA can tell you, Bully Ray was one of the greatest TNA champions the company has ever had. He can be a killer heel with legitimate heat and help put over some younger talent while giving WWE an upper-midcard heel that they can trust both inside of the ring and on the mic.
  • Kalisto vs Alberto Del RioThe match between Kalisto and Alberto Del Rio never seemed to be in any doubt, in spite of how the announcers tried to put over the Lucha Dragon as a possible upset special. It’s great to see Kalisto get this opportunity and be put on display as a singles performer, but he’s still a couple of years away from being considered a legitimate replacement to Rey Mysterio. He’s good…but he isn’t that good yet.
  • Charlotte vs PaigeI was legitimately shocked (but very happy) to see the Divas in the main event segment of RAW. And while I give Charlotte all of the credit in the world for being vulnerable and really good on the mic, she’s got to work a little bit more on her timing. That’s really the only small negative I can say about the segment, though. Once Paige made that comment about Reid, Charlotte’s reaction and the ensuing brawl was awesome. Her raw emotion was incredibly compelling. While it may not have been the most popular segment live, I truly believe it made for a fantastic television segment.

Did this show sell me on Survivor Series? Well…I’m saddened to know there aren’t any scheduled 5-on-5 elimination matches scheduled (isn’t that the entire purpose of the PPV to begin with?). But if they can provide matches like they provided last night, then it’s going to be a killer PPV and I’m very intrigued as to where they go with the world title. That alone should make the PPV worth watching.

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RAW Thoughts

EvolutionI’ve been spending too much damn time re-writing RAW recaps over the past few months. Sure, they were awesome…but it actually took away from my enjoyment of the show itself. Instead of recapping the entire RAW episode going forward, I thought I would look at the fall-out from the angles, storylines, and provided.

  • Ambrose vs ReignsTo me, there is only one marquee match-up for Survivor Series based on the current bracket…and that’s Roman Reigns vs Dean Ambrose for the WWE championship. The obvious result would be either Reigns winning clean (unlikely) or Ambrose turning heel and joining The Authority. I don’t think either of these options is going to happen, though. I really believe that Triple H will end up convincing Reigns (behind the scenes, of course) to join Triple H & Roman Reignshim and you’ll see Reigns be the one turning heel on Ambrose during the match. He’ll win the title and go on a monster run as they try to build-up either Ambrose or John Cena as top babyface contenders. I could be way off (and I don’t normally like to “fantasy book”), but I just think the opening segment with Triple H and Roman Reigns was a “red herring” so the big “shocking event” that will take place at the PPV.
  • Taking a look at the tournament bracket itself, I was a little surprised at some of the names entered and some of the names were WEREN’T entered. Survivor Series
  • KalistoIt’s extremely interesting to see Stardust, Kalisto (pictured at right), and Tyler Breeze being part of the tournament. It’s interesting because Stardust is absolutely losing to Alberto Del Rio. I mean…some on. It’s a no-brainer. And Kalisto taking on Ryback?? I’ve said for months that Kalisto could very well be Rey Mysterio 2.0 if booked correctly, but I really don’t think his time is now. And I REALLY don’t think that Kalisto can defeat Ryback…so it’s just an extremely odd choice for the tournament.

But what about those who weren’t entered into the tournament?

  • Bray Wyatt 1Bray Wyatt, to me, is the obvious first choice. I mean, I completely understand that he’s going into a different direction and the end to RAW last night gave me chills (thank you, Manchester crowd…you popped just as you should have when both Undertaker & Kane appeared last night). But are you going to tell me that Stardust or Kalisto deserved to be in the World Heavyweight Championship tournament more than Bray Wyatt? I mean…a Brothers of Destruction tease or a count-out or something could have helped Wyatt save face in a loss, but he deserved to be in the tournament.
  • John CenaJohn Cena‘s phone call must have been ringing off the hook when the injury to Seth Rollins was confirmed. I realize that he’s on “vacation” and it doing things that are non-wrestling related (he was a co-host of The Today Show on Monday morning), but man…I’m shocked that Vince wouldn’t want him to come back for this. Is Cena truly ready to pass the torch to the new generation? Is he done going after world championship reigns? I doubt it, but I still think it’s surprising that he didn’t come back early.
  • Brock LesnarBrock Lesnar charges an arm and a leg per appearance and per match, but Vince’s pockets are deep and it may have been worth it to bring him back to go after the title again. Where there is already precedent with him being off the air for weeks at a time while being champion, it could have a legitimate option given the depleted star power over the next couple of months. So yeah…Lesnar not being involved did surprise me a bit.
  • Heath Slater 1I would have loved to see someone like Heath Slater get an opportunity to participate, but I understand that it simply isn’t a legitimate option right now.  I’m also a bit surprised by Kalisto being in the tournament but no other tag team members (i.e. Big E, Kofi Kingston, Bubba Ray Dudley, Darren Young, or either one of the Usos or the Ascension). I’m certainly not suggesting that any of them win the whole thing, but a tournament like this is a great way to push new stars by creating upset situations. Maybe that’s what we’ll end up getting with Kalisto? I guess we’ll find out soon enough.
  • Kevin Owens 1I love how they are pushing Kevin Owens right now as Intercontinental champion. He takes a beating the majority of the match, yet finds a way to win…by hook or by crook. Whether it’s an eye rake that somehow cripples a man (ugh) or it’s hitting a pop-up powerbomb out of nowhere, he’s not one of those “losing champions” like Wade Barrett…and that is probably the most important thing right now. He is at the point where he needs to garner “cheap heat” in order to get booed because the live crowds are cheering him loudly, primarily out of respect for what he can do as an all-around performer. There are big things on the horizon for Owens, but damn…the dude needs to drop a few pounds.
  • Becky Lynch 2Becky Lynch has got a VERY bright future ahead of her. As I’ve noted previously a number of times, she really is the total package. She’s got the looks, the in-ring ability, the charisma, the promo skills and the personality. I don’t know if I fully enjoy her current “PCB feud” but if it gives her a chance to shine inside the ring, then I’m all for it. It’s funny…I think she was a side thought down in NXT, but she’s really found a way to shine over the past year.
  • Paige 1Paige is doing fine in her role, but her gimmick seems old and worn out already. I love her…don’t get me wrong. She can wrestle rings around most of the women (and the men!), it hot as hell, and has that “it factor” that so many performers simply don’t have. But it’s been two years with the same gimmick and the only thing different is whether she’s a face or heel. Something needs to change to make her fresh because the attitude changes aren’t enough at this point.
  • Charlotte 2Whether they are doing it on purpose or not, WWE Creative is turning live crowds against Charlotte (much like they did with Roman Reigns a year ago). They are trying to say that the heels are only putting down Charlotte because she’s the daughter of Ric Flair and has been given everything handed to her with a silver spoon. The problem is that the Diva heels aren’t really all-out heels as they are being cheered almost as much as every other Diva, attributable to WWE Creative’s poor handling of the entire “Diva’s Revolution” thus far. Charlotte also gets “bad-ass” comments to say in her promos and interviews, so she comes across as cocky and arrogant…making her inherently unlikable to a lot of fans. WWE really should have the world by the balls with Charlotte being their champion, but that’s not the case at the moment. I’m not sure how they can fix it, but it needs to be fixed SOON or else Paige won’t be the only one turning heel without any real reason or legitimate explanation.
  • The MizAs happy as I am to see Dolph Ziggler move past the first round of the tournament, I’m sad to see The Miz be the one on the losing end. If not given a “comedic heel” character, Miz can be a super-over heel when pushed correctly. This would have been a PERFECT time to reboot his gimmick (again) or at least give it a boost. He has proven that he can carry the ball when given the opportunity, so I was actually hoping to see Tyler Breeze cost Ziggler his match and Miz moving on to Round 2.
  • Alberto Del Rio 1I’m all about Mex-America, but unless Zeb Colter gets up and moving around soon, the gimmick will be dead in the water. Why? I mentioned it last week…Colter in a wheelchair or scooter garners sympathy to his character, whether he’s trying to garner cheap heat or not. Because of that, it’s tough for the audience to truly want to boo the man. And Alberto Del Rio has never been the best promo guy, so having him speak WITH Colter only makes for a confusing dynamic. The twosome can easily turn into a successful new faction in time, but it’s just not working for me right now.
  • Team B.A.D. 4I don’t know what the deal is with Team B.A.D. or where they’re going with it, but I do not want to see Sasha Banks as a babyface yet. She’s just not that type of performer and doesn’t get over that way. Does anybody want to see Banks take on Naomi or Tamina in a series of matches? I’ve said it before…Sasha Banks is to Team B.A.D. as Rocky Maivia was to The Nation of Domination. Keep the team together but let Banks take the lead. She’s the real star and seems to be the one that the WWE Universe wants to see in the spotlight more than the Bellas or Becky or Paige or even Charlotte. Her career trajectory should be interesting over the coming months.
  • And I’m sure Natalya was legitimately injured, but damn…that match against Naomi was the drizzling shits and no, it wasn’t all Natalya’s fault.

  • Cesaro 1I mentioned in my column on Canadian Bulldog’s World yesterday that I’ve been impressed with Cesaro‘s attempts to be more charismatic and personable inside of the ring. That was super-apparent during his match with Sheamus. And damn…he is really firing on all cylinders at the moment. If there is anybody who can really benefit from making it to the semi-finals, it’s Cesaro. The fans WANT to cheer for him, but he is booked to lose too damn often. Give him a run and you’ll see the fans respond.
  • Ambrose vs BreezeI thought Dean Ambrose vs Tyler Breeze was a great match, but I was SHOCKED to see WWE book Breeze in a match that he was destined to lose. Seriously…what the actual fuck??? Why should I take Breeze seriously now? If you bring in a new superstar to feud with somebody, aren’t they supposed to go on a winning streak so you can take them seriously as a threat? I thought Breeze looked fantastic in the match and they even had a built-in reason for him to win with Ambrose selling a shoulder injury from a bad landing, but he ended up losing to a small package. Jesus…that’s just some booking bullshit right there.

  • The Usos 1The Usos are a great tag team and I’m sure they’ll be the eventual new champions by beating New Day at some point down the road, but the Power of Positivity Train is steamrolling along and now isn’t the time to take the titles off of them. It should really be a very entertaining program, though, as all five men can “go” inside the ring. I think it may have been smarter to have the Usos work their way back up the card, but it certainly doesn’t hurt them to be thrown into a title program right away.
  • Brothers of DestructionI totally popped at the entrance of Undertaker and Kane (thanks again, Manchester crowd!) and thought it made perfect booking sense for the two of them to clean house on the Wyatt Family. It was a temporary bit of revenge that wasn’t the same as an actual match, so the interest should still be there to see this feud explode at Survivor Series. And yes, as cheesy as it may have been to see the Brothers of Destruction do all of their old-school spots, it was still pretty cool knowing that they are both entering the end of their careers.

Lots of things going on last night. It was a pretty good show and I’m really hoping the ratings reflect that. These, obviously, are just my thoughts.

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

The World According to ZAH: 11-06-15

Soooo much going on in the world. So few opportunities to write about them all with you getting extremely bored…

Seth Rollins injuredSeth Rollins injured his knee at a show in Dublin, Ireland during a match with Kane. He knew his knee was hurt right away, but he finished the match like a true professional (and a muthafuckin’ boss).

Survivor Series tournamentUnfortunately, he ended up with a torn right ACL, MCL and medial meniscus. This brutal injury will keep Rollins out of action for 6-9 months (removing him from the WrestleMania equation), which has resulted in WWE announcing a tournament to take place at Survivor Series where a new WWE champion will be crowned.

Seth Rollins 1What I hate about this is that Rollins is the best thing going in WWE right now. He’s a true superstar who will be the face of the company for years to come (no, not Roman Reigns…sorry). This halts an incredibly entertaining initial title reign (one of many in the years to come, I’m sure) prematurely and leaves WWE without a lot of star power as John Cena, Randy Orton, Rusev, & Brock Lesnar are considered to be “off the radar” over the next couple of months.

ZAH ThoughtsWhile I’ll be writing a column about potential new WWE champions on Monday for Canadian Bulldog’s World, the potential list of who can carry the company over the coming months and into WrestleMania is not a big list. The potential Triple H vs Seth Rollins match is completely off the table now, so other plans for the WWE title or the main event match at Mania will either have to be changed around or the timetable pushed up.

Sheamus 1What I love about this, however, is that this really forces WWE to make some tough choices and, hopefully, take some chances. As I’m sure any current WWE fan will attest, there are quite a few superstars who are currently not getting the push that they probably deserve. If older stars like Sheamus, Big Show, Kane, and John Cena are thrown back into the main event title mix, that would hopefully leave room for newer stars like Neville, Cesaro, and Heath Slater to get on a roll and start doing something in the upper midcard title picture.

The next couple of weeks are going to be extremely interesting for WWE.

– LAST-SECOND STAR WARS UPDATE!!

Within the past couple of hours, there was a new international trailer released for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This new trailer includes a lot of scenes not appearing in the previous trailers. Don’t know if it will remain on YouTube for long or not…so have at ‘er!!!

Cesaro 1– As previously noted, Cesaro is someone who deserves a legitimate push without all the “start/stop” nonsense that WWE Creative is used to. I truly believe that he is really trying to be more personable and charismatic in the ring lately. He’s trying to interact with the crowds more and his in-ring performances have gotten the fans excited to see him. I have totally appreciated his efforts with this. Does this mean he’s deserving of being the next top superstar? No…I think his lack of promo ability hurts his chances of being a “top guy”. But I do believe that he’s 100% deserving of a solid upper midcard position as IC or US champion (along with, y’know actually winning matches). Cesaro should definitely be rewarded for his recent efforts.

– I have to admit, I wasn’t overly excited about the new Quentin Tarantino movie coming out. I should have known, though, that he rarely disappoints me when it comes to his films. At this point, I think the only movie of his I haven’t seen yet is Django Unchained. After seeing this trailer, I think I might give that movie a shot because The Hateful Eight looks pretty damn good…

The Cosmic Wasteland 1Stardust & the Ascension could end up being an extremely entertaining trio, if given the right push. Stardust used a periscope to watch Cesaro perform on Monday Night RAW (not the app, but an actual periscope)…which just goes to show how bloody entertaining he and his character/gimmick can be if used properly. On one hand I feel bad for The Ascension and how they’ve been booked since their debut on the main roster. On the other hand, I don’t really think they are really that good inside the ring, if I’m being completely honest. But if they can be used as Stardust’s lackeys, then this could be the second coming of the Three Man Band…and I mean that in a good way.

Becky Lynch 1Becky Lynch is going to be a HUGE Diva superstar in due time. Her personality and charisma are off the charts (as is her beauty). And something that WWE is already starting to utilize is her promo ability, which at this point are totally spot-on. She’s one of the few Divas that can have a REAL personality and character, so as long as they continue to use her in a very similar way that accentuates her positives, she could be the next breakout Diva to go mainstream.

– The new teaser trailer was released this week for the follow-up to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. I don’t know about you, but this doesn’t really scream out “awesome” to me. The first movie was extremely unique and original and fun, and while the sequel has a lot of the same attributes, it doesn’t look quite as good. Take a look for yourself.

Tyler Breeze & Summer Rae 2– I’ve been saying for months that Tyler Breeze was ready for the main roster. Recently 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 Tyler Breeze & Summer Rae 1think 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 Rae 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.

Lucha Dragons 1– I’ve been waiting patiently for WWE to push the Lucha Dragons as a legitimate babyface tag team. Thankfully, that looks like it may be happening after their big win over King Barrett & Sheamus on RAW.  Of course, they were then destroyed by the Wyatt Family on Smackdown…so who the hell knows what the situation will be with them? But on Monday, at least, the crowd popped huge for their victory on Monday and they seemed to be into the team for the majority of the match. After seeing them perform at a live event with my son, I know just how popular they are and how over they can be as long as they are (as mentioned previously) booked the right way.

Alberto Del Rio 1– I don’t know if I’m yet truly buying into the whole “Mex-America” gimmick with Zeb Colter and Alberto Del Rio, but with Zeb’s promo skills and Del Rio’s ability I see big things for the two of them. I don’t know if a faction is in the works or not, but there’s certainly potential. My only hope is that Zeb is okay and not pushing himself too hard. The downside to Zeb is that him being on the scooter makes him a sympathetic character, and that’s the complete opposite of what WWE wants him to be. I’m really hoping that he’ll be able to get up and walk around soon. If he can’t, then I wonder if he should be thrown into this particular gimmick.

Alberto Del Rio 2While I’ve never been the biggest fan of Del Rio, I’m LOVING his aggressive character. He was always an aggressive heel, sure, but he really seems more angry and passionate about what he’s doing right now. On top of that, but I’ve seen three different finishers by Del Rio since he returned, showing his diversity inside the ring and the ability to beat anyone at any time with anything. He’s in unbelievable condition and I can see him battling for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Survivor Series…perhaps even becoming champion one more time.

– I’m really looking forward to the upcoming Deadpool movie, as it appears to be everything a Deadpool movie is supposed to be. Having said that, this little teaser from last weekend on how Deadpool spent his Halloween is just a little reminder on how awesome the movie may be…

– If you caught the new behind-the-scenes WWE Network program Breaking Ground after RAW this week, then you saw an incredible show. My ONLY complaint is that it’s just not long enough at 30 minutes. I love that they focused on the NXT newbies in this episode and I’m really looking forward to seeing them focus on some of the NXT superstars in the next episode.

Trump– I honestly do not understand how Donald Trump is leading ANY poll in America. I don’t even care what party you vote for…this man is a joke. I cannot fathom how much of a downfall America will spiral into if Trump actually becomes president. Of course, it’s not like the Republicans seem to have a ton of other choices at this point…like ANOTHER fuckin’ Bush family member. Thankfully somebody like Stephen Colbert can make fun of both of them equally.

The New Day 2I cannot stand how much I popped for the return of Xavier Woods to The New Day this week. Good lord…I just love these guys so hard that it’s actually embarrassing. And really…as much as I’d love to see Woods get more in-ring opportunities that aren’t strictly humor-based, his elimination from the match was perfect for his gimmick and character. Loved it.

Kingsman– I absolutely CANNOT believe that I waited until this week to actually watch Kingsman: The Secret Service. I had heard good things about it, but didn’t think that the movie looked nearly as good as the buzz was. Thankfully, I was 100% wrong because this movie is, without a shadow of a doubt, one of the best movies of 2015. The church scene alone was fucking unreal and worth the price of the blu-ray. WATCH THIS MOVIE.

the_walking_dead_– Last week’s 90-minute episode of The Walking Dead was one of the most gripping dramatic television shows I’ve ever seen. I really hope the episode is nominated for an Emmy because it absolutely deserves to be recognized for how incredible it was. This is a case where the show wasn’t simply “a show about zombies”, but a show about drama and people and stories that make you care about what you’re watching. If only wrestling could find a way to do something half as good.

Steel Panther 1Song of the Week comes from a band I just highlighted a few weeks ago, Steel Panther. I’m set to see them in concert and break my Panther cherry next Thursday. I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I am about going…and I’m a grown-ass man. I’ll talk more about them next week, but in the meantime enjoy their killer video for Party Like Tomorrow Is The End Of The World

The World According to ZAH

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.