Thursday, 14 May 2015
Tuesday, 12 May 2015
Sunday, 3 May 2015
Friday, 24 April 2015
Now the reson for me bring this whole situation up was I always said, Vince didn't need to screw Bret in that way because Bret had more intergrity than to turn up on WCW TV with the WWF championship belt. However, people were saying like with Madusa beforehand, Eric Bischoff would ask/tell Bret to bring the belt with him but just today, Chris Jericho's latest podcast, which was recorded in January was a sit down discussion between Bischoff & Bruce Pritchard with Jericho as the compare about the Monday Night Wars and during the chat, Bischoff actually said Bret asked him "what do you want me to do with the belt, do you want me to bring it with me"? Bischoff, going by what he has said himself, told Bret as WCW were involved in litigation with the WWF at the time that in now way would he want the WWF title on WCW TV.
Of course, Bischoff could be lying but would he really lie about something this? Unless I have missed something, I have never heard this story before if anyone has, please let me know and either way, for those that felt bad for Bret, does knowing this now change your opinion of Bret and thus look back and realise Vince may of actually done the right thing?
I look forward to hearing from you if you have any thoughts, hit me up via twitter @WLHSTU
Friday, 17 April 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015
The April 8th episode of NXT was a look back at the action that took place at Axxess during the Wrestlemania 31 weekend. This episode was centered mainly on the tournament to earn a spot in the 2nd Annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and showing clips of the NXT talent interacting with the fans and signing autographs. The matches were held in a convention hall, which is quite different from the Full Sail University setting that we’re used to. Given that this show featured just the tournament matches, it was little disappointing to not see the wonderful women of NXT. A video package showed clips and highlights from the first round of the tournament which saw Finn Bálor defeating Baron Corbin, Tyler Breeze defeating Bull Dempsey, Hideo Itami defeating Jason Jordan and Adrian Neville defeating Kalisto.
Hideo Itami vs. Adrian Neville
This match got started off with some really fun back and forth action. It was clear through his actions that Neville was working as the heel in this match. At one point, Itami had Neville in place for the GTS. The crowd was going wild and chanting for it, but Neville was able to slip out. Towards the end of the match, Itami was able to move out of the way when Neville went for the Red Arrow. The finish came when Itami hit Neville with the Shotgun Kick.
Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Bálor
This was a fairly solid 5 minute match. Not enough time to really blow anyone away. Bálor mocked Breeze’s preening and posing. The tide turned and Breeze was able to ground Bálor with a chinlock. Bálor picked up the win after crushing Breeze with the Coup de Grace stomp.
Tournament Final Match
Hideo Itami vs. Finn Bálor
The crowd was behind this match right from the start as they were already chanting “This is wrestling” when the match was barely underway. Itami lifted Bálor for the GTS, but Bálor slipped out. A bit later, both guys went down after collided. Both men were back up to their feet at the seven count. Itami connected with his hesitation dropkick and went for the Shotgun Kick, but Bálor was able to hit the Slingblade. Itami had Bálor up for the GTS, but Bálor got free. Both guys would battle it out some more before Itami levelled Bálor with the Shotgun Kick.
The show closed out with a superb Hideo Itami video package. We got a flashback to the announcement in Japan of his signing with the WWE. A glimpse of Hideo as a loving father was shown as we got to see him interacting with his two sons. For fans that have been dying to see Itami use the GTS, they threw in a clip of him hitting it on Breeze at NXT’s San Jose State University show. They then followed Itami to Wrestlemania and we got to see him chatting backstage with Sami Zayn and Seth Rollins. If you all watched the Wrestlemania 31 pre-show, you know that Itami was ultimately eliminated by Big Show and that was shown as well.
Friday, 3 April 2015
Undertaker vs. Bray Wyatt
The Undertaker looked so much better than he did last year. He appeared to be much stronger and healthy. Wyatt had Taker in position for Sister Abigail, but Taker was able to fight out of it and he hit a Tombstone on the Eater of Worlds. Wyatt and Taker worked quite well together and at no point in the match did it look like Taker was in a bad way. While it certainly wasn’t on the same level as some of the Undertaker’s past Wrestlemania classics, it was a solid outing and served as vehicle for the Deadman to bounce back from last year’s loss to Lesnar.