Kaitlyn and A.J.
Good God, this feud is dying to happen.
A big R.I.P. to my man Hector Garza, who passed away today. A week ago, we played the wrestler name game on the way home from Extreme Rules and Hector Garza came up about 20 times. Pretty nuts how that works. Rest in peace, dawg.
Daniel Bryan celebrates his Superstar Search victory.
Evolution: Randy Orton, Ric Flair, Triple H, and Batista
WWE Armageddon - December 14th, 2003
I absolutely love this shot. Evolution is perhaps the greatest stable of the 2000’s (2000-2009). With Triple H leading the pack as the “present” of the group and Ric Flair as the “past” or, “mentor”, the “future” of the group, Randy Orton and Batista, had nothing but perfection setting up the rest of their careers. How fitting that both men should be known as the “future” of the company within the group, considering both went on to be multiple-time WWE champions. In this photo, Triple H was the WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Randy Orton was the WWE Intercontinental Champion, and Ric Flair/Batista were the WWE World Tag Team Champions. Is there any better statement of “strength in numbers”? I think not!
Chris Jericho Vs. Ricky Steamboat
WWE Backlash - April 26th, 2009
Following a victory over 3 WWE legends and an embarrassing punchout from star of The Wrestler Mickey Rourke, Chris Jericho continued to belittle the legends. This sparked a challenge from perhaps the most agile of his Mania opponents, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat at the following pay per view, Backlash. Despite the 20 years that had passed since Steamboat was in his prime, it was as though those 20 years were 20 minutes. Steamboat gave the future Hall Of Famer the kind of competition we all love to see Jericho take on, and it was one of the best matches of 2009.
Evan Bourne kicks Jamie Noble in the FACE
Evan Bourne needs to bring his happy ass back. Seeing this little dude kick Sin Cara around would be more entertaining than seeing Sin Cara as part of Team Injury with Rey Mysterio.
Hornswoggle Vs. Chavo Guerrero
WWE Raw - August 24th, 2009
In 2009, Chavo Guerrero’s career had hit an all-time low. He went from essentially being Vickie Guerrero’s lap dog to being in a feud against… Hornswoggle. I wish, oh how I wish, I was kidding. Instead of what could have been Chavo just beating the hell out of Hornswoggle, we were ‘treated’ to such atrocities as this… a boxing match. Want to watch it? Be my guest.
Pictures By Me: William Regal and Ezekiel Jackson
ECW on SciFi - January 4th, 2010
I’ve been a Regal mark ever since I saw him chopping down Fit Finlay in WCW in the mid-90’s. Dude just always looks like he could annihilate anybody, no matter if he can or not. When William Regal accompanied Ezekiel Jackson to the ring at an ECW taping in Louisville, I called out to him from my seat, “You’re the man, Regal!” He darted his head at me, half-smiled, and calmly said “I know.”
In that 2nd picture (screen cap from ECW on SciFi), you can see me in my pink ass shirt saying it to him.
Arnold Schwarzenegger “governates” Triple H
WWE SmackDown - November 8th, 1999
Back when SmackDown was brand new, the WWE took no small steps in making it an exciting show. Essentially, where Raw was the chaotic show, SmackDown was set to be the show where anything “else” could happen.
So, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was a guest commentator, Triple H didn’t hesitate to welcome him to the show. With Stone Cold Steve Austin as the special guest enforcer, WWE superstar Test got a win over the WWF Champion, Triple H. Afterward, The Game approached Arnold and well, that didn’t bode so well for Triple H, who was promptly bitchslapped.
Shannon Moore & Shane Helms Vs. Christian York & Joey Matthews
OMEGA - Date unknown
This is an interesting tag match, when you consider where all the men involved would end up. Christian York and Joey Matthews would go on to remain teaming up in ECW, then York would go on to TNA over 10 years later while Matthews would be in the WWE under the name Joey Mercury. Shannon Moore also went to TNA, but not before becoming the number one MF’er with Matt Hardy in 2003. Shane Helms, better known as The Hurricane, also had a tenure in a big company as part of 3 Count, alongside Shannon Moore.
John Cena - Basic Thuganomics
Back when everyone loved Cena and he was being “buried” and “under utilized”.
"Are you thirsty?" - Derrick Bateman and Percy Watson
This is apparently from a series called “Funny Don’t Make Money”, which was apparently the ‘reason’ that Briley Pierce, Percy Watson, Derrick Bateman, and Trent Baretta were all released.
Watching this, it isn’t hard to tell why the WWE would say that… these videos are all brutally unfunny. However, the idea that “funny don’t make money” is ridiculous. The Rock n’ Sock Connection never made money? DX didn’t make money? Fuck outta here.
Every time I see any of the ads for the For All Mankind DVD/Blu-Ray, and I see where it says “Mick Foley like you’ve never seen him before!” I always think “NAKED!” And I get excited. It even comes with a free tube sock to ejaculate into.
It’s late. I should sleep.
The Rock and Roman Reigns
Here’s a nice candid of Owen Hart, looking like he just got his dick stuck in an electric fence.