Saturday, February 06, 2016

Who knew this signing would change the BPL

Who knew when Leicester City signed this guy it would change the balance of power in the Premier League. 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

How about some love for IWA Midsouth

A couple of nights ago I took about an hour of my time to watch some old Indy shows on the Highspots network.

came across IWA Midsouth's 2004 Ted Petty Invitational and started watching the final between Samoa Joe, Daniel Bryan and AJ Styles. The more than 20 minute match wrapped up more than a five hour show. The match was as good as I expected all three, a lot younger, showed why they would go on to be world stars.  The highlight of the match was Styles hitting the Styles Clash on Samoa Joe to end the match. 

The 2004 Ted Petty is highly regarded as one of the best independent wrestling events ever. It featured a mix of every type of wrestling: mat work, strong style, aerial abilities, Lucha libre, women's, and a little hardcore. It also was more than ten hours in length when both nights are combined. 

The tournament featured  a list of who is who in the wrestling world: Roderick Strong, Nigel McGuinness, Cesaro, Chris Saban, Styles, Matt Sydal, Petey Williams, BJ Whitmer, Chris Hero, CM Punk (complete with blonde hair), Austin Aires, Alex Shelley, and Bryan. 

Take one look at that list and you will see why people hold this version of the TPI in such high regards. People talk about the impact that Ring of Honor has had on the  modern pro wrestling and I love ROH but people should start showing some respect for IWA Midsouth and what they have contributed to business. I know IWA Midsouth is known for its hardcore style and blood lust but the pure wrestlers that have come through the promotion is very impressive. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

My favorite front page

Love this front page celebrating Alabama National Championship win. 

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Up Close

I've been to a bunch of hockey games over the years but on Saturday Gregory and I went to the Flyers vs. Islanders game and sat three rows from the ice. Here are so sites and sounds from it.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

It's time

For years wrestling fans have dreamed of seeing AJ Styles and Nakamura on America biggest wrestling stage. Now that dream is now set to become a reality. The duo along with Karl Anderson and Doc Gallows appeared to be heading to the WWE. 

Now with Cena out the influx of the talent from New Japan couldn't have come at a better time. 

How great would a program of Style vs. Ambrose. The pair could tear the house down. Both have a great collection of moves and know how to sell a match. How about Styles vs Rollins, when he gets back from his knee injury. A Styles vs Rollins program is something that I would have only dreamed about a couple of months now it's a reality. 

Maybe we can Owens vs Nakamura program. I know the pair did a one off in ROH but a full program would be something to behold. 

Having these four come to the WWE now is simply a dream come true. 

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The end of the Chipper

The end came a week early for Chip Kelly and here is what the papers said.

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

It really is Canada's event

One of my favorite events of the year is the World Junior Champions. The event showcases the top under 20-year old hockey players in the world.

The one thing that has become clear is that it's not the worlds event but rather Canada's event. From the advertising on the boards to the people in the stands. It's all about the Canadian fans and their money. Look at the list of champions and it's mostly Canadian. 

The advertising on the boards is a list of the top Canadian companies. TSN builds its Christmas program around the more the two week long event. 

At this point, they should just hold the event in Canada every year. This year the event is only being held in name on Finland but Canada is truly the host.