WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: September 10th, 2019

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After a fairly lackluster Raw (especially for a supposed "big show" at MSG) we will see if Smackdown with a 55 year old man in a "spooky" party city hat and jacket will show up. The real play for the Saudi PPV in October should be The Undertaker vs The Fiend Bray Wyatt, with Bray … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: September 10th, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: September 9th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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Raw returns to MSG tonight for the first time in forever. Good ol' "Cowboy" is NOT there, mainly due to laziness. Raw is usually a fucking SLOG to sit through live. Would be more than happy for WWE to make me greatly regret staying home. I instantly regret it as Raw in MSG starts off … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: September 9th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: September 3rd, 2019

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After last night's most entertaining Raw segment in recent memory, the heel turn of Bayley, hopefully we get a glimpse of a new, actually entertaining Bayley. Bayley comes out with same exact entrance and same exact inflatable tube men to massive cheers. This is a horrible sign. If they chalk this up to another failed … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: September 3rd, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: September 2nd, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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After an underwhelming-to-say-the-least AEW All Out, I wanted to add a few thoughts on NXT Takeover: Cardiff. It was a good show. Certainly better than AEW's show, which is fairly alarming, which I'll get into in a moment. NXT Takeover: Cardiff was good, but let's not get carried away. Nothing was bad, the tag match … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: September 2nd, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

AEW All Out “Cowboy” Bob Mini-“Round-Up”

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I watched this live at "Heartbreak" Biz's house, alongside No-Sell Drew and "Bayley" Bailey the dog. I didn't have the ability to write my minutia-infused thoughts, but here are some general mini-thoughts on a show that essentially HAD to be a gigantic home-run with a major TV debut on the horizon: Pre-Show: Casino Women's Battle … Continue reading AEW All Out “Cowboy” Bob Mini-“Round-Up”

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 27th, 2019

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After a Raw last night that the internet found to be fairly pedestrian, let's see if Smackdown makes anybody give a shit. Personally, I think you're all incredibly spoiled and the wrestling alone last night was light years ahead of June Raws. Oh shit. I already forgot about the stupid fake bald guy with the … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 27th, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: August 26th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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Public plea to WWE: Can we please make Clash of the Champions what Survivor Series currently is? Why isn't Clash of the Champions a, you know, clash of the champions? Why can't we go back to traditional Survivor Series 4 on 4 matches? Sasha Banks sure looks SASSY. Great cut to a 78 year old … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: August 26th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 20th, 2019

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Fresh off a surprisingly good Monday Night Raw, let's see if we finally learn who tried to murder Roman Reigns in cold blood, and find out why the police is not on the case. We probably won't find out the second part. Speaking of not facing police repercussions, remember when Randy Orton burned down a … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 20th, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: August 19th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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It's been a while since I've written a major analysis article. What can I say, the big 4 PPV weekends take a lot out of good ol' "Cowboy" Bob. On our podcast, The Protected Finish, I mentioned once that wrestling is like pizza. It can only be so bad. My podcast partner, Heartbreak Biz, commented … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: August 19th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 13th, 2019

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So now we are in the dregs of wrestling. Hour fucking 12 of the past 4 days after an excellent NXT Takeover, a fantastic Summerslam and a decent Raw. That pattern suggests Smackdown will be bad. Let's hope not. Hear that monster Kevin Owens face pop to start the show? Thanks Shane!Owens on King of … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 13th, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: August 12th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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Fresh off a fantastic Summerslam (and an awesome NXT Takover) that saw Seth Rollins go from vanilla loser to at least a Cookies & Cream babyface, let's see if Raw can keep the momentum going. I think I'm starting to pinpoint why Seth Rollins rubs me the wrong way as a babyface. It's because he … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: August 12th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

WWE Summerslam 2019 “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up

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Scattered Pre-Show Notes After yesterday's glorious NXT Takeover, this show has a hard climb ahead of it. However, it can benefit from the luxury of low expectations. As "Cowboy" Bob has made no bones about, he is NOT hyped for this Summerslam at all. Literally not one of the main programs interests him. Maybe the … Continue reading WWE Summerslam 2019 “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up

NXT Takeover: Toronto 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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Takeover time! I usually pride myself on not adhering to the internet hivemind, but the narrative that "Takeover is always better than the main roster PPV" is pretty valid. NXT, whether intentionally or unintentionally, allows these guys to put on the types of epic matches that we simply don't see with the standard WWE formula. … Continue reading NXT Takeover: Toronto 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 6th, 2019

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TONIGHT - will we find out who attempted to literally murder Roman Reigns twice? Will they be arrested and face trial? I'm guessing instead of facing any charges via the legal system they will be placed in a wrestling match. Few better ways to kick off the show than with The Queen. Seriously. They should … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Bob Round-Up: August 6th, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: August 5th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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Final Raw before Summerslam. I am old enough to remember when a go-home show for a major PPV was MUST-SEE television. Now it's basically "eh, I can get a recap in the video package before the matches." Would be nice if WWE made them seem special again. Let's see how it goes. Also, if you're … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: August 5th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

One Last (Screw)Job: Vince, HBK, Bret & The Final Act of Kayfabe

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Ocean's Eleven is one of the best action/heist movies of the 2000's. With George Clooney and Brad Pitt in their prime, it was funny, fast-paced and entertaining all the way through. The scene where George Clooney explains to Brad Pitt why they should rob 3 casinos for $150 million is one of my favorite film … Continue reading One Last (Screw)Job: Vince, HBK, Bret & The Final Act of Kayfabe

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Round-Up: July 30th, 2019

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Hilarious start with Shane apologizing for not being at Smackdown. "I know this will disappoint a lot of people." Who says WWE isn't self-aware?Would love to know the numbers on a pro wrestler saying that he will definitely NOT be on the show tonight, yet of course show up.Trust me, I love that Kevin Owens … Continue reading WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Round-Up: July 30th, 2019

WWE Monday Night Raw: July 29th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

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Can the build to the least exciting Summerslam in history be saved? Will anyone, including all of those cats, possibly give a shit about Natalya getting another title shot? We find out - NEXT! End of Modern Family going on. Sometimes random clips I see are funny, but you know what always rubbed me the … Continue reading WWE Monday Night Raw: July 29th, 2019 “Cowboy” Round-Up

Wrestlemania 35: The Most Important Women’s Match In Wrestling History Gets The Shittiest Finish

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Good ol' "Cowboy" Bob has long been a proponent of the women's revolution in WWE. Sure, it's half-PR bullshit. But "Cowboy" grew up in the Attitude Era. He lived through Torrie Wilson and The Kat title reigns. The Bob routinely watched Raw in a world where Evening Gown matches were a perfectly normal match stipulation. … Continue reading Wrestlemania 35: The Most Important Women’s Match In Wrestling History Gets The Shittiest Finish

Speak Now Or Forever Hold Your Peace: Triple H Interrupts Stephanie McMahon & Test’s Wedding in 1999

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We didn't know it back in 1999, but Triple H marrying Stephanie McMahon would legitimately end up being the defining angle of modern-day professional wrestling. At the time, we thought it was a fun, silly little segment. We also somehow immediately pushed aside that Triple H essentially made it sound as if he drugged a woman and raped her. But it was simpler times back then.

AEW Fight For The Fallen 2019: “Cowboy” Bob Round-up

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A few months ago, I wrote an article about AEW as a legitimate alternative to WWE. I said that I would not follow it religiously, but would be there to see All-Out. Yet I have to admit, my interest in piqued. So I am watching tonight. However, I also understand that this is essentially a glorified house show put on for free. This show should serve as a nice little appetizer for next month's All-Out, and would be smart if it delivered on a few surprises. Let's see.

Macho Magic at Wrestlemania VII

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Longterm booking. It's essentially a meme at this point. When Kofi Kingston referenced the famous "stupid" incident recently with Randy Orton from 2009, people jumped to make the "longterm booking" joke. That's because the idea of WWE actually booking a storyline longer than a week or two in continuity and character growth is laughable. But what, actually, is real longterm booking?

WWE Smackdown Live “Cowboy” Round-up: June 25th, 2019

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In a weird way, it's kind of a testament to New Day that they've gone all the way from "UGH these jobbers" to "Hey, these guys are pretty good!" to "Wow, New Day are the hottest heels in WWE!" to "Is New Day the greatest tag team of all-time?" to "Wow, New Day literally was given the longest reign in WWE history. They are truly the best." to "Okay, this is getting a little stale" to "UGH it's fucking NEW DAY." It's come full circle. Pretty impressive really.

WWE Stomping Grounds: “Cowboy” Round-up

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Notes as good ol' "Cowboy" watches WWE Stomping Grounds. Please note that I rate all matches with "Bobs". They are like stars, but just very, uniquely different. PRE-SHOW Tony Nese (C) vs Drew Gulak vs Akira Tozawa Full disclosure, I don't watch 205 Live, so while I'm familiar with all 3 wrestlers, this is a … Continue reading WWE Stomping Grounds: “Cowboy” Round-up

The Protected Finish, Episode 1: WWE Stomping Grounds Preview

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The Protected Finish, Episode 1: WWE Stomping Grounds Preview "Cowboy" Bob joined in on a dream team that would make the Ultimate Maniacs proud when he sat alongside Gabe "The Snake", Heartbreak Biz and "No Sell" Drew to discuss the highly unanticipated WWE Stomping Grounds PPV. It's four randos talking about their lifelong love of … Continue reading The Protected Finish, Episode 1: WWE Stomping Grounds Preview

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WWE Monday Night Raw – June 17th 2019 “Cowboy” Notes

Hysterical line from Elias about Anthony Davis which is so insanely over the top. Terrible heel who is hilarious. His face turn failed. It shouldn't have. All he had to do was keep the same gimmick, except put him against heels now. WWE for some reason changes your whole act when the crowd cheers you so hard you got turned face to begin with. Very dumb.