Snitsky released

Posted in Wrestling News on December 12, 2008 by spotmonkey

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Snitsky is the latest Superstar to be released from the company as they look to get  rid of the old and bring in the new.

The WWE gave him the obligatory good luck message and sent him on his merry way.

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Victoria leaving the WWE?

Posted in Wrestling News with tags on December 12, 2008 by spotmonkey

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Rumours on the internet say that WWE diva Victoria is set to retire from the world of professional wrestling.

If she is to retire that would spell the end of the founding Diva’s. Victoria is a pioneer Diva along with other legendary diva’s such as Lita and Trish Status, as well as others.

She has helped pave the way for future DIva’s and if she leaves, she will be sorely missed as she is not only a beautiful Diva but an excellent wrestler.

‘The Wrestler’ trailer

Posted in Wrestling News on December 11, 2008 by spotmonkey

this looks like it is going to be an absolute BELTER!

Vansen to debut on Friday’s Smackdown

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , on December 11, 2008 by spotmonkey

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British wrestler Hade Vansen is set to debut on Smackdown as a ‘Masked Character’

Vansen has been in the WWE’s developmental programme FCW for a while now.

The new look has been described as a masked Christopher Daniels like character.

I can’t wait to see what happens and I am equally pleased at the amount of British stars now in the WWE.

All Star Wrestling comes to Hanley

Posted in Wrestling News on December 11, 2008 by spotmonkey

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The Victoria Hall in Hanley played host to All Star Wrestling on Saturday night, and the British company, with a little help from some foreign imports, put on a great show.

The main thing for an independent show to do is interact with its audience. All Star Wrestling set their event out to get the audience booing and cheering to the maximum, keeping the paying customers fully involved throughout.

The first match was a great example of this.  American ‘Cry baby’ Chad Collyer versus Liverpool’s Frankie Sloan.  As you may imagine cry baby was a whiney character who moaned about everything in and out of the ring. He did a great job in frustrating the Hanley crowd.

In contrast Frankie Sloan got the crowd on his side by inviting us to chant “England, England” at every opportunity. The match ended with Sloan hitting a splash from the top rope.

Bout two was an all lady affair between Sweet Saraya and Miss Britney, making her Victoria Hall debut. Sweet Saraya played the bad girl role by using tricks like biting her opponent and holding the ropes behind the referees back. This bad behaviour angered the crowd giving the match an almost pantomime atmosphere.

The match ended with Miss Britney hitting the Tarantula. This move was met with appreciation from pure wrestling fans in the crowd as it isn’t a move normally associated with independent wrestling shows.

Bout three was a very hardcore match between big men, Battling Barbarian and Drew McDonald. The match was rarely wrestled in the ring. This fight through the audience gave a sense that we were involved in the match. At one point Drew McDonald was busted open after being hit in the head. The sight of blood silenced the audience and especially those in the crowd who thought that wrestlers didn’t really bleed. The match ended a no contest setting up a potentially brutal Tables, Ladders and Chairs match when the company returns to Hanley.

After a brutal match it was pleasing to see a lucha libre style match between Jonny Storm and Stafford’s own, Kid Cool. The match was full of seemingly impossible, high flying moves. The match ended when Jonny Storm attempted a 619 for the kids in the front row wearing Rey Mysterio masks. However the move was missed and Kid Cool managed to get the three count, much to the delight of his home audience.

The welcome appearance of Total Nonstop Action’s British Superstar Doug Williams also gave the audience a chance to be within touching distance of a famous superstar. He appeared in the last match, a tag match. Doug Williams teamed up with James Mason. Mason is famous for appearing on WWE Smackdown and beating Superstar MVP. This obviously gave the team all of the crowd support.

When the opposition, Bad News Brown and Robby Dynamite entered the ring they were met with a rapture of boo’s and jeers, with one man from the front row even going to the ring edge to confront Brown. Brown played the bad guy perfectly. He squared up to the man in the crowd and threw his sweat at him. This attitude helped to escalate his bad guy image even further. This match showed the gulf in talent between independent wrestlers and wrestlers who have wrestled on a mainstream level. Williams and Mason were brilliant; they sold moves well and hit some high impact moves that wowed the audience.

All Star Wrestling returns to the Victoria Hall in the New Year.

 

Return of Hurricane Helms, in case you missed it!

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , on December 9, 2008 by spotmonkey

Return of The Hurricane!!!

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , on December 9, 2008 by spotmonkey

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I tuned into Smackdown this week and was ecstatic to witness the return of Hurricane Gregory Helms.

Helms had a career threatening injury in 2007 when he broke two vertebrea in his neck. But he has completed his rehabilitation and is now back to full fitness.

Ok, his image has changed. He has ditched the comic mask, green hair and cape and has gone for a much more conservative long hair and beard (which makes him look suspiciously like Dave Grohl).

For weeks we have been teased by the entertaining and comical “Hurrapop” promo’s. The promo’s have also brought a new phrase into the wrestling world. For weeks now I have been using the: “I’m just sayin” quote. You would be suprised how annoying people find it…

But last week we finally saw the return of one of my wrestling favourites.

I was taken back to my early teens when, during the match, he brought out the Hurricane taunt. I now realise how geeky that was but, oh well.

Batista Stirs Controversy

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , , on December 9, 2008 by spotmonkey
A WWE love triangle. If only Test was still working for the Fed. What a storyline this would be.

A WWE love triangle. If only Test was still working for the Fed. What a storyline this would be.

WWE wrestler Dave Batista recently stated in an interview with WJFK radio that he dated Raw Diva Kelly Kelly recently.

He said: “She was just a young girl. She was immature for a 21-year-old.”

He stated that they broke up because of their age difference.

The major controversy surrounds Kelly Kelly’s relationship with former WWE star Test. Kelly insisted on her Myspace page that her and Test were still together so that would mean that she either cheated on Test or our Dave is telling tales.

Mind you if I worked with Kelly Kelly I would go around saying I went out with her!

New Hart Foundation Formed

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , , , on December 9, 2008 by spotmonkey

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The WWE have teamed up The British Bulldog’s son DH Smith and TJ Wilson with Smackdown Diva Natalya Neidhart to create a new Hart Foundation.

The Hart Foundation is one of the most legendary stables in WWE history. The new stable shows that the WWE are pushing young superstars and giving them big oppertunities in the company.

DH Smith appeared for the WWE but has spent most of his recent time on the WWE’s developmental show Florida Championship Wrestling. That is where he was first teamed up with Wilson.

In my opinion Natalya has been under used by Smackdown and she is by far the best pure wrestling diva on the show.

Our Poll was 100% wrong

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , , , , , , , on December 9, 2008 by spotmonkey

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An astounding 100% of you voted that you thought BG James would get the pink slip at Final Resolution. However, we saw the cases go to Jay Lethal, Curryman and the members of LAX.

At Final Resolution we saw Jay Lethal open his case and win a tag team title oppertunity.

I know I was wrong with my Final Resolution prediction but i will make a new prediction and say that Curryman aka Christopher Daniels will get fired and we will see the return of Christopher Daniels to help bolster the newly formed Front Line group.

Elijah Burke’s coming to 1PW

Posted in Wrestling News with tags , on November 21, 2008 by spotmonkey
Set to appear on 1PW on the 13th February
Set to appear on 1PW on the 13th February

Elijah Burke is set to appear at the Gemtec Arena, Hull at the 1PW event, Friday 13th.

Burke, a former Jacksonville police officer and amateur boxer was recently released by the WWE in November after a two year stint.

U.K. not OK for Santino

Posted in Wrestling News on November 11, 2008 by spotmonkey

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William Regal is the new Intercontinental Champion, and I have to say, im a little bit gutted. Santino Marella has grown on me as a wrestler during his Intercontinental reign. His Honk-A-Meter gimmick has been one of the most enjoyable gimmicks in recent history.

I suppose there was only so many ways he could fluke victories but still, I enjoyed the segment every week. I am also annoyed because I had good money on Beth Phoenix beating him to be the next Intercontinental Champion. Now there’s a storyline.

Apology, already

Posted in Wrestling News on November 11, 2008 by spotmonkey
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More leave the company

In my trimming the fat post the other day i totally forgot to mention that the WWE has also released Paul London and “The Undertaker light”, as i like to refer to him, Chuck Palumbo.

It seemed only a matter of time before Paul London got the “future endeavors” message after him and his long time tag team partner ‘The’ Brian Kendrick were put on different brands. He could make a fair bit of cash on the indy circuit.

Chuck Palumbo has gone.Thank God.I really, really didn’t like that bloke. That fued with Jamie Noble involving Michelle McCool was awful. It was my cup of tea making time when Smackdown was on.

WWE trimming the fat

Posted in Wrestling News on November 10, 2008 by spotmonkey

 

 

So long, farewell, auf wiedersehen, good night!!!!

 The WWE have decided this week to give the dreaded “WWE wishes them the best in all future endeavors” message to superstars Super Crazy, Kenny Dykstra, Elijah Burke and Lena Yada.

These releases were inevitable. The WWE over the last couple of years have been hiring wrestlers like they were going out of fashion and have inevitably been left with more superstars than are needed. Some with much more potential than others.

This seems to be a positive step from the WWE who are starting to trim the fat in an attempt to get the best out of their rosters. Maybe the credit crunch has hit the McMahon’s. Super Crazy, Dykstra and Burke have been gathering dust for months with no real fan interest. 

Super Crazy left of his own accord by all accounts, which im guessing didn’t go down well in WWE head office. I have an image of Mr McMahon spitting out his morning cup of coffee in suprise. Im sure the WWE can find a Mexican wrestler as a replacement if they wish to do so. Fair play to Super Crazy though. Not staying for the money may seem crazy but his love for wrestling is super. (sorry)

I remember Dykstra coming out and getting beaten up a couple of weeks ago. It seems that the more established guys in WWE really weren’t a fan of his attitude. After seeing that it was only a matter of time before he got released.

Elijah Burke being released is a suprise for me. He started off with a bang, being head of a faction no less. He had oodles of potential, I forsee him coming back in the near future.

With regard to Lena Yada, why the WWE felt it necessary to hire someone with almost no talent what so ever is beyond me.

The only thing i can criticise the WWE for is that they don’t decide to release some Superstars sooner. It seems that Superstars are given time to rot in the doldrums of dark matches for months with little to no television exposure before they are justifiably sent packing.

Watch your backs Superstars, the WWE are slimming down so be on top of your game!