This might be pretty pathetic considering I don’t watch much wrestling, but if we are going to grade last night’s Wrestlemania with either a pass or fail, I’m giving it a pass. They did just enough to keep me interested and even had a few intriguing matchups with some pretty interesting characters.
One guy who seems to move the needle is Dean Ambrose. His match against Brock Lesnar was nothing short of average but at least there was a clear cut heel vs. hero scenario. In the end Lesnar won, but Ambrose will definitely benefit from the performance.
The only other match on the card that was worth seeing for me was Shane O Mac vs. The Undertaker. Shane’s arrival to the WWE basically signaled my exit. However, I had always seen through years of internet boredom, that Shane went on to have an incredible career as a wrestler. He became known for doing some pretty impressive things that required both athleticism and guts. Shane would even gain the respect of just about every member of the locker room by going above and beyond to prove he belonged as proof of this video tribute to him (which I highly recommend watching). Continue reading “Wrestlemania 32 Recap (sorta)”
I intend on coming correct with a breakdown of every card in the future, but I just wanted to get this out there as soon as I heard it. My initial thought was, “why the hell would Conor do this?” So far from what I’ve read it looks like everyone close to Conor did what any normal, caring, business savvy person would do… They begged him not to take the fight. This is a lose-lose situation for Conor. If he loses again it will seriously damage his dollar value in the UFC, but even if he wins it does almost nothing to help him unless he can win the necessary rubber match that would happen next year.
However, word from McGregor’s coach is that Conor has been “obsessed” with fighting Nate again. Even Dana White Continue reading “Conor McGregor Gets His Rematch Against Nate Diaz at UFC 200”
This is picking up from part one of this article.
The recent impact of Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor on the sport of mixed martial arts can not be understated in this decision. Which leads me to my next point…
Continue reading “Part 2 – The Apple has Fallen: New York Votes to Finally Legalize MMA”
It has finally happened. The last chip in the UFC’s rise to prominence has fallen, and it came in the form of a 113-25 vote to lift the 19 year ban on mixed martial arts competition in the state of New York. Apparently there are still a couple potential speed bumps in the way but by the look of things it is basically a done deal. To be clear, I am not here to report the news. If you want to learn more about the political or financial details of this matter then there are other places you should check out (I suggest this article from Sports Illustrated that outlines just about everything you could ever want to know about those issues). However I do have some thoughts I wanted to share on what is definitely a historic day for the UFC…
First off: Continue reading “The Apple has Fallen: New York Votes to Finally Legalize MMA”
I have two hours a day of untapped potential, maybe 3 if I start waking up earlier. Kicking this blog back off could quite possibly be the scratch for my itch. However, by no means do I plan on returning it back to its original form of a sad Barstool Sports spin-off. Personally, I had a lot of fun doing that at the time, but now it is just painfully obvious that what I/we (myself and my friend Jimmy) were doing was at best an imitation. This time around will be different… I think? Either way, there is only one way to find out; Gotta start writing.
At this time in my life I feel like content will not be an issue. There is a fairly well defined vision of where I want this to go, and even though there have been some posts from the old blog that I like, it should probably be deleted or at least archived. Shit, is it painful to look at some of that. Continue reading “Lets bust this back open”