by: Captain Oblivious
Whew…that seemed like a long holiday break didn’t it? But anyway the warriors are back and have decided to go with a festive them for the random clips today. Let’s all take a look at how our favorite superstars like to celebrate the holiday season. Here’s hoping everyone has a wonderful 2010…….except John Cena.
by: Captain Oblivious
Excuse me while I walk this off. It’s the pleat in my pants……don’t act like your not impressed. Ok now I am good. I just got finished watching the full length Mass Effect 2 trailer and I am fully expecting all of my high hopes for this game to be far exceeded. If you did not get a chance to play the first Mass Effect do yourself a favor if you have an Xbox 360 and spend the 20 bucks and get ready for the second chapter in what may become the finest story ever told in a video game.
Today we will go back to the magical summer of 2006. When ECW was at the forefront of WWE storylines. For the second year WWE held ECW One Night Stand. Let’s go back and relive the wonderous moment that was RVD defeating John Cena for the WWE title.
TNA held their last PPV of the year this past Sunday night. With Hulk Hogan taking over the creative realm of TNA come next month this may have been the last time we see the TNA we are used to. That could either be a good or bad thing depending on what you think the state of TNA is. TNA has made good strides in the past three months revamping the world title picture with Daniels, Kurt Angle and Desmond Wolfe all being viable future champions. Add into the mix Samoa Joe on the prowl and TNA’s title picture looks the best it has in the past year. Here are the results of the final wrestling PPV of 2009.
-British Invasion defeated MMG to retain the TNA Tag Team Titles
-Tara defeated ODB to win the TNA Knockouts Title
-Feast or Fired Match
1. Kevin Nash won the Tag Team Title briefcase
2. Big Rob won the X Division Title briefcase
3. Bashir “won” (I guess) the fired briefcase…..so he’s fired.
4. Samoa Joe won the TNA World Title briefcase
-Matt Morgan pinned Brother Ray to win the 8 man elimination tag match.
-Bobby Lashley defeated Scott Steiner in a Last Man Standing match.
-Mick Foley and Abyss defeated Dr. Stevie and Raven in a Hardcore match
-Kurt Angle defeated Desmond Wolfe in a Three Degrees of Pain match
-A.J. Styles defeated Daniels to retain the TNA World Title
Today we will take a look at some forgotten WWE themes. Over the past several years many wrestlers have come and gone and their themes have gone forgotten. No more! Let’s see and hear a few of the fine themes that will never be heard in a WWE arena. Now a few are still with the company just with different gimmicks or tweaked themes.
by: Captain Oblivious
Very rarely do I say believe the hype on anything. I am a skeptic before anything else. I am also a fan of James Cameron. And knowing that an interesting battle was waged when I saw Avatar. Would my skepticism take over or could James Cameron do what he planned to do when he set out making this movie four years ago and that was to up the way we will watch movies forever? I am happy to say it was the latter.
Say what you want but Cameron has a set of brass balls on him. Where all other film makers fear to tread he laces up his shoes and begins making new trails. This is the third film that Cameron has done that was the most expensive movie ever made at the time(Terminator 2, Titanic, Avatar). The third! 99.99% of directors and producers are there to bring in a movie in or around the set budget, not James Cameron. With Avatar he has done what I believe he set out to do and that is set a new benchmark for 3D technology that all other films will be striving to attain for years to come.
The film follows Jake Sully (Sam Worthington) as he arrives after a six year cryo trip to the world of Pandora. He is there to take over for his deceased twin brother in the Avatar program that takes the consciousness of a test tube created body of Pandora’s main inhabitants, the Navi which happen to be ten foot tall, super strong and agile. The program is headed up by Grace Augustine (Sigourney Weaver) and is in place to find a diplomatic solution to the reason why humans are on Pandora in the first place the mining of a mineral called unobtanium. The military prefers to wipe out the Navi and take it all by force but Jake is put in with the Navi people to earn their trust and negotiate a peaceful solution. He is given 3 months to learn the Navi culture and becomes close with Neytiri, princess of the Navi clan.
I have heard and read all the naysayers talking about the plot not being too inventive. Well guess what? In this world of reboots and remakes I am not going to fault James Cameron. While the plot is not all too different than what we have seen before the actual script itself is quite good. Sam Worthington has become the new Hollywood leading man over the past year but has yet to wow me in anything. He is good here but is trumped by Zoe Saldana who many of you may remember as the new Uhura in this year’s Star Trek reboot. She gives a great performance as Neytiri even though she is not on screen once in the film. The side players are also well cast with Sigourney Weaver showing she still has big budget muscle left. Giovanni Ribisi is good if not predictable as the head of the mining operation on Pandora (although he seemed to come off as a bit of a Paul Reiser ripoff from Aliens).
This movie is a visual landmark. To see it in anything other than 3D or IMAX 3D would be a shame. It took me about 20 minutes to get used to the 3D effects and another 20 to forget i was watching a 3D movie. That is how engrossing the world of Pandora is. Cameron has crafted a living, breathing fantasy world that I can only hope he visits again in the future. From the first flight on an Ikran to the first sight of the ceremonies around the Tree of Souls you are sucked into Pandora and completely engrossed with the culture and wildlife that inhabits the world. I hope to return to Pandora soon.
by: Captain Oblivious
Being a life long wrestling I begin to lose count of the conversations that my friends and I have had about who was the greatest wrestler to never win a world title. The list is an impressive one including the likes of Rick Rude, Curt Hennig, Jimmy Snuka, Magnum TA, Arn Anderson, Ted DiBiase, and Roddy Piper just to name a few.
But now we will go get into our Delorean, make sure the flux capacitor and Mr. Fusion is all working and get up to 88 mph and go 20 years into the future and look at the current WWE roster and list the top 5 guys that have the tools to win either the WWE title or the World Heavyweight title (sorry ECW) but ultimately will not.
Bourne remind me of Sean Waltman minus the drug abuse, being a douche and screwing Chyna. No matter what you thought of Waltman he had charisma that the fans latched onto when he was a face. Bourne is no different. His wrestling style is unique in today’s WWE. It is a true cruiserweight…..something you don’t see very much of coming out of Vince’s company these days. He is currently caught in the vicious WWE cycle of being over with the fans so creative believes it is ok to have him lose on a weekly basis thinking they will not lose favor with the fans. But here’s the rub. Eventually when losses become more expected than wins fans lose interest no matter how much charisma they may have. What Bourne needs is a quality feud with someone above him on the roster. A lot like Kofi has now with Randy Orton. But alas I see Bourne going nowhere above the U.S. or ECW title at the most. Which is a shame thinking of how much excitment he could bring by holding a world title.
This may be the saddest one on the list. While he has an almost ungodly amount of talent I believe Shelton has been held down because of his frightening lack of personality. It’s not like the audience can not get behind him because his in ring work is almost always quality it is when the mic meets the mouth that the problems arise. Especially with the new crop of younger guys coming in that have very good mic skills. It is not like we haven’t had a bland world champion (Chris Benoit….oops I said his name) but in these times in ring work is only half the skills required to be considered for the spot as “the man”.
Oh Dolph Ziggler whhat has happened? It was just a few short months ago that you were going to be the man to unseat Rey Mysterio as Intercontinental champion. Now you seem lost in the shuffle as a superstar far less than you in my opinion (Drew McIntyre) holds your title. What changed? I can’t see any change in the in ring work. The mic skills are still up there. Only thing that can I can think of is something backstage. Whether it is with creative, or you I have no idea. I think Dolph is on the fence right now. He could still be fast tracked to a title but equally he could be buried and endeavored within a span of months.
I know i will get a whole lot of crap for this one but read and hear me out. I am not that big a fan of Cody Rhodes. No real reason he just doesn’t click with me. That being said what more do you want from him. He is nothing if not quality with promos (yes I realize the lisp…..but DiBiase has one too) and let’s take a look at this. Ted DiBiase is the chosen one. We all know this. I’m a huge Ted Dibiase mark. But let’s also face facts. Who give the majority of Legacy promos…..Cody. Who works the majority of in ring time during tag matches…..Cody. Who is put in the more important one on one matches on a normal basis (win or lose)…..Cody. He is an old school wrestler but does not bore you in the ring. He sells just about as well as anyone on the roster. And he is the Marty Janetty of his group.
Of all the guys on this list I still hold out hope that Mike Knox can break through and win a world title. How quickly can one man turn around his career with nothing more than a beard huh. When he debuted on ECW with Kelly Kelly he was nothing special to write home about. After the storyline ran it’s course he disappeared for the better part of a year an returned with the Grizzly Adams from hell look. Since then? He has upped his game and is consistently the best big man the WWE has on the entire roster. His promos alone are reason to be creeped out as he mouths about how much pressure it takes to break a bone in the human body or how choking brings about a sense of euphoria. Add to that the fact he is agile in the ring (his cross body is still so sick) and you have the makings of what should be a future world champion. With the wrestling world woefully short on big men who can deliver quality matches on a normal basis I hope for the day that the WWE finaly realizes the potential that Mike Knox possesses.
So what do you think? Who do you think is deserving of a world title in the future? We love the feedback!!