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
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
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
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
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
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
Ah, 1992. What a time to be alive. Jump by Kris Kross was taking the nation by storm. Al Pacino was yelling HOO-AH in Scent of a Woman. And a young 9 year old buckaroo named "Cowboy" Bob was glued to the screen to see one of his favorite wrestlers, Bret "The Hitman" Hart defend the Intercontinental Title against The British Bulldog, Davey Boy Smith.
I'm old enough to remember when New Day was the hottest heel act in wrestling in a long, long time. Unfortunatley, when your heel act gets so hot that WWE turns you babyface, they take away all the edge that made you so popular to begin with. Why can't you just be the same act, except now directed towards heels?
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.
Imagine a world where Hulkamania did not ever exist. A cruel, desolate, cold world, to be sure. But dwell in it for a moment.