Friday, August 27, 2010

ALBERTO DEL RIO FACT #2


Alberto Del Rio doesn't need a ring to summon Captain Planet.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

ALBERTO DEL RIO FACT #1

Alberto Del Rio broke the mold, which is why kids being born today are so fat and lumpy. They've got no mold.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

NOWINSKI ON LANCE CADE AND LINDA MCMAHON

Firstly, if you haven't yet, read this article from The Sun, so you know what Nowinski is responding to. 

I think lots of folks will point out how he thinks her statement of "maybe meeting Lance once." is complete garbage. But I'm more interested in the story he tells of Lance Cade speaking to him about wishing he had a gimmick where he could talk and not have to be roided up. I can't recall ever hearing a story where a wrestler says something that to another. 

The second thing was a little blip but I think it's important. Chris points out that the media doesn't follow them so they don't have to really change. I think this is very true to a certain point. Media doesn't care much about wrestling until some one dies, and I think it really skews the perception of wrestling. I also think it keeps real change from occurring. Media outlets that just jump on the bandwagon for 15 minutes to say, "Hey another wrestler died." aren't following the product or the business. Instead of trying to piece together the pieces as to how these tragedies happen, they just call up Linda or Vince and say, "What's wrong with you guys?" And the McMahons answer any way they want, because the reporters don't know enough about wrestling to effectively counterpoint them. It's frustrating.




Friday, August 13, 2010

Lance Cade: Gone at 29


This is severely ridiculous. Not living to see your thirties is a tragedy regardless of your profession. But you look at these guys, and you see really fit human beings, and it just boggles the mind that they die so young. Of course we'll learn more about what contributed to his death as time passes, but unless you're new to wrestling, you've probably got a good idea what happened here. I'd love to be wrong, but the track record for cause of death among wrestlers speaks for itself.

In the ring, I thought Lance Cade was solid. Maybe not a main event guy but I definetly wouldn't mind having him on my roster. I started thinking that this guy has been wrestling for years and most of what I remember of him was during that Cade and Murdoch run. So I started thinking about stuff I haven't seen and thought it would be cool to look for some random Lance Cade stuff that maybe you guys haven't seen either.

First thing I found was this: 1999. Lance Cade and his partner Bryan Danielson in FMW. It's not shabby for two really young guys working in Japan. Keep in mind, Cade is either 18 or 19 years old in this match. What were you doing at 19?

It's split in three parts. And I'll go and ahead and tell you that Lance pulls off an Undertaker Dive over the Top in Part 2. 

LANCE CADE & BRYAN DANIELSON vs. NAOHIKO YAMAZAKI & MAMMOTH SASAKI




I'll try to see if I can find some other stuff and post them as I find them.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I know, I know

Compared to all the other months before it, May was a kick ass month for me. Hitting up the blog. I enjoyed the stuff I wrote about and hopefully I turned folks on to something they hadn't seen before or something they didn't know they wanted to watch again.

But August has gone down the suck hole, and I plan to rectify it soon. I will say that I've been attending to some important business in the way of teaching my son how to crap in the potty. So it doesn't leave me time to write a review or surf around for some cool crap to talk about.

However I can say there are some cool things on the horizon for sure. One of which is my trip to Chicago Comic Con where I hope to meet The Iron Sheik and some other legends and pseudo-legends.... So you'll get that stuff  right here in a couple of weeks. My dream is to get Sheiky to take a picture with my 1984 LJN figures. Specifically him holding his likeness over my Hulk Hogan figure while I'm making a three count.

I'm also tinkering with some new ideas and seeing which ideas from May that I want to keep. One thing I'd like to do is talk to some wrestling promoters both local and abroad, and maybe throw down some interviews about their promotions. So if you're in a company and interested and telling your story, whether you're a promoter or wrestler, contact me.

Also next month I'll be hitting up DGUSA to see Danielson vs. Yamato and have my mind blown. So there's that. Oh yeah, there's that.