Monday, July 12, 2004

Randy Orton vs Edge: A Classic!

Since the last time we talked, there has been a lot go down in E-Town. I’ll begin with a few quick things, move onto WWE Vengeance, then hit up the night life that me and Cork had. Do you think you can handle the madness I’m about to give you today? I’m not so sure, but try to do your best here and hang on for the ride. As the chorus from Dr. Dre’s Let Me Ride would say:

Swing down, sweet chariot stop and, let me ride
Hell yeah..
Swing down, sweet chariot stop and, let me ride
With all the niggaz sayin…
Swing down, sweet chariot stop and, let me ride
Hell yeah…
Swing down, sweet chariot stop and, let me ride

Last night was the first Pay Per View that Cork has missed in a long time. He had to work last night, so I’ll forgive him for this one. Well, he technically didn’t miss it, so I won’t dock that off of his record. How so? He got off work around 10:00 and made it in time for the main event, so that worked out fairly decent. For the non-wrestling fans, it’s time for you to get your learn on. For the wrestling fans, let me know what you thought of the show either by seeing it yourself or by what you’ve read. You’ll also see how good (or downright awful) I did on my predictions this time around..

Tajiri & Rhyno vs Coachman & Cade. Tag Match. This one wasn’t announced before the show, so I didn’t give a prediction. Not a horrible match for what you’d think. Tajiri and Rhyno work well as a team together. Will they stay together? And I think Cade is an up an comer. He just needs his girly hair changed and needs a true gimmick (character/storyline). Coach is surprisingly improving as well, for not really being a regular wrestler. Tairi and Rhyno end up winning this battle.

Jericho vs Batista. I predicted Jericho here. I was dead wrong. This match wasn’t too bad and Batista is getting better. He’s a straight up roid freak for anyone who hasn’t seen this guy. Jericho ended up getting beat CLEAN (I would’ve never guessed that) in a sense. While getting pinned, Y2J’s leg was on the rope and the ref didn’t see, thus Batista wins.

La Resistance (C) vs Ric Flair/Eugene. Tag Title Match. A weird combo with Flair and Eugene together, but it was entertaining. When Eugene was in, he did impressions of Flair that was really good. He did the Flair Strut, the Woooooo!, the chops, knee drops, and even to the point that he’d fall over like Flair would. When Flair got in, the fans were loving it. A hot crowd last night, but for some reason (I can’t blame them), they were rooting for the bad guys. More on this in a minute. Another one I get wrong, as the Frenchies keep the belts due to Eugene flipping out on the ref and the Frenchies late in the match, getting disqualified.

Matt Hardy vs Kane. This is the pregnancy storyline. Who is the baby’s daddy?! Ooooh, the suspense! This has baby mama drama written all over it. Yet another one I get wrong, ouch. Kane gets beat straight up, but this feud is FAR from over. Kane didn’t do half bad, but maybe that was disguised by the fact that a lot of the match was outside of the ring. Hardy was even wrestling legitimately hurt, which he did a good job of. Props to Version 1.0.

Randy Orton (C) vs Edge. Intercontinental Title Match. WOW! These guys tore the roof off the place. They were given probably 40 good minutes of solid action. Orton had the crowd eating out of his hand, and he’s supposed to be the bad guy. See what I mean about the crowd cheering the bad guys on the night? Edge becomes new champ here, as it’s one I actually got right, go me. Orton held the belt for 7 months, impressive. Orton is now a legitimate main event player if they want to put him in that echelon now, and he’s only 24.

Molly Holly vs Victoria. A chick’s match here and most people used that for a bathroom break. These chicks can go too, it’s a shame that since they don’t take their clothes off, the fans don’t care. I can see where they’re coming from though, but at least their match isn’t horrible. If I wanted naked chicks, I’d check out porn like every other guy does. When I’m watching wrestling, I want some quality matches. Oh well. Anyways, Victoria wins with a kick to the face. Or as 50 Cent would say in the song Patiently Waiting with Em about busting up faces:

You shouldn't throw stones if you live in a glass house
And if you got a glass jaw you should watch yo mouth
Cause I'll break yo faaaaaaaaace
Have yo ass runnin, mumblin to the jake
You goin ‘gainst me dog, you makin a mistake, I'll split ya
Leave ya lookin like the Michael Jackson jackets wit all them zippers
I'm the boss on this boat, you can call me skipper
The way I turn the money over, you should call me flipper

Triple H vs Chris Benoit (C). World Title Match. These guys were given a long time to go, as rightfully so. These guys both have it down. I always crack up at how about a year ago or so everyone thought HHH was done. They said his skill was gone since he got too buff for his own good and he started to get a few injuries. Well guess what? He’s doing it as good as ever if you ask me and can do it both in the ring and on the mic. Benoit keeps the belt, as Eugene had a part. They bumped the ref and he was knocked out (imagine that). Eugene comes and gets a chair. He stood for a few and didn’t know whether to turn on HHH and hit him or blast Benoit. Benoit busts Eugene in the face for some reason. Then him and Benoit are fighting over the chair, Eugene pulls too hard and accidentally busts HHH who was behind him. So at the end of the show, Benoit walks out with his title and HHH and Eugene are left looking at each other.

A pretty nice Pay Per View indeed if you ask me. The Orton/Edge and the HHH/Benoit matches were worth the price alone. There really wasn’t a brutal match on the show. Nothing that was so awful that you didn’t want to watch, even the chicks or the Kane match. Next PPV on the list is one of the biggies. SummerSlam! That has both sides bringing their rosters, so that should be interesting. Also, my predictions you ask? I went 1-5, ugh! Better luck next time let’s hope.

Once the PPV was over, Cork wanted to do some night tennis. I figured I’d jump on that and see what went down. We started playing around 11:30 and for the locals, we played at the lake courts/rain courts at Bridgeport. It was nice weather and fairly cool to play in, so that was decent. The fog was nuts though. There are four courts on this area we play at and you couldn’t even see the far two courts it was so foggy. Then it was a late night trip to Denny’s. It’s been a while since I’ve been, so I figured I’d hit that up for old times sake. I load up with the Super Bird, a thing of fries, and an order of cheesesticks. For some reason, it was packed for Sunday at like 2:00 in the morning. Don’t people work on Monday mornings? Or are they all bums like me and Cork?

From here on out, it’s a HUGE next couple days for me. Tonight I could’ve picked up NCAA Football 2005, but I wouldn’t have had time to play it tonight. So I’m waking up at like 9:00 AM tomorrow (what?!?!) to get this bad boy and also order my digital camera if all goes right. So instead of rushing up to GameStop tonight to have it early, I’m holding off till tomorrow morning for when the doors open. Tonight though is RAW! And a RAW after a PPV should be pretty good. What will Evolution do with Eugene? Will Orton get a rematch? What will Kane do after getting whooped? Also tonight, we get the Home Run Derby, which I could care two cents about. Back in the day it was pretty neat since it was novelty and they hadn’t done it in years. Now, big deal. To me anyways. You’re being pitched 60 mile an hour pitches exactly where you want them. What roid freak isn’t going to mash that 500 feet in that situation? Tomorrow night we get the MLB All Star Game and more importantly, the last episode of Real World San Diego, the vacation to Mexico. Sure, we had the Reunion special, but this is “stuff you didn’t see” or some BS, but I’m hooked, so I’ll watch. Also, all day tomorrow I’ll be playing NCAA. I’m all jacked up for that.. And I’ll leave you with one of my favorite quotes ever, from the man, the myth, the legend himself, The Nature Boy Ric Flair:

"Pal, to walk that aisle - Woooooo! - looking as only I can look, night after night, year after year, knowing beyond a shadow of a doubt that I'm the best there is ... you have to go to bed every night saying to yourself, 'To be the man, you've gotta beat the man.'And, pal, to beat Ric Flair is a whole different world than you know....I just happen to be your master. The ring is my household. I know the squared circle more than any man alive."


Anonymous said...

The pic is the best one you've had up so far!! You need one like that up every day!


josh said...

Almost NCAA time ... wooo!! Thanks for the update on the PPV, sounds like Orton and Edge really put on a show.

Also, any time you can work some Dre lyrics into a blog it's a good day for all involved.

And as I type this, Miguel Tejada just set the single-round record for HRs in a Derby round. The record-setting blast sailed clear out of the yard. 497 ft. they're saying. I usually don't get too excited for the Derby, as it seems it may be going the way of the dunk contest, but this year has delivered pretty good. The best part was watching Slammin' Sammy swing and miss on one, then hit about 5 straight into the batter's box dirt.

Tejada is a stud.

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