Friday, April 08, 2016
Wednesday, April 06, 2016
NXT Tag Team Championship: American Alpha vs. The Revival
American Alpha is the future of tag team wrestling and they showed that in this match. One drawback is that they beat the Revival, who remind me of Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard of Four Horsemen fame complete with old school ring jackets. I’m a huge fan of old school ring jackets.
Baron Corbin vs. Austin Aries
I was shocked that Corbin did the clean job, but after WrestleMania it all fit together nicely. I’ve always been an Aries fan. His work in TNA/Impact Wrestling is amazing. The match itself was not great though as the pair didn’t have great in-ring chemistry.
NXT Women’s Championship: Bayley vs. Asuka
This was a great match and perfectly booked. Bayley doesn’t tap, allowing her to look strong while Asuka looks like a destroyer in making Bayley pass out. When you can make both people look strong in a match, you’ve done your job as a booker.
Shinsuke Nakamora vs. Sami Zayn
This was a five star instant classic. I watched it a couple of times since it’s happened already. I’ve seen Nakamora a bunch of times with New Japan Pro Wrestling and it looks like the WWE is going to allow him to be himself, which is great. It was a great send off for Zayn from NXT. I wonder if El Generico was able to watch the match while helping out the orphans in Mexico.
NXT Championship: Samoa Joe vs. Finn Balor
I was shocked that Joe didn’t win. I thought this would be Finn’s final match in NXT. The flow of the match was messed up because of Joe’s bleeding from the eye. It was a good match, but not one of either’s best.
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
What if the Colts took Ryan Leaf over Peyton Manning?
What if the Blazers took Jordan over Bowie?
Over the last 18 months or so the one question that has been bothering me is: What if Rutgers had hired Paramus Catholic head coach Chris Partridge?
In January 2015, Kyle Flood had talked about offering Partridge a job on the Banks. As time went by something happen, we might never know, but the offer was withdrawn. Was it a troubled past or some type of ethics issues. The decision helped set off a chain of events that will forever changed the future of the program.
Flood lost his job and one of the best classes in the history of the state headed to different locations. Partridge ended up taking a position at Michigan and bringing most of the state's top players including Rashan Gary with him.
Would the likes of Jordan Fuller, Gary, and Ron Johnson spur offers from Ohio State and Michigan to stay in state and play for Flood and Partridge on the Banks. If that happened would Flood still be here roaming the sidelines with Partridge as his DC.
If this happened then Schiano would not be at Ohio State and we would never know what the Ash Era is. I'm not saying I'm against the Ash Era but sometimes its good to look at what might have happened.