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.
Please allow me, for a moment, to talk of a sport less legitimate than professional wrestling. NFL football. There is a famous playcall that Bill Belichick made in 2009 against the Indianapolis Colts. The Patriots were winning this game handily heading into the 4th quarter, when Peyton Manning hit a rare clutch zone. He drove … Continue reading Defending Vince Russo
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?
Tonight is the "Raw Reunion", which is an obvious and desperate attempt to get ratings by bringing back characters more compelling than Kofi's 20 minute weekly lecture telling us "I won the belt at Wrestlemania and damn life is crazy, man, wow."
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.
Following last night's Raw setting up one of the shittiest Summerslams in recent history, hopefully Smackdown does something interesting.
The night after Extreme Rules we kick off Summerslam season with what is also allegedly Paul Heyman's first Raw. After making AEW look like a show at Hackensack, NJ high school last night, WWE tries to capitalize on the momentum of a good show.
We are LIVE from Philadelphia, PA, where the rabid fans of the city that gave birth to hardcore wrestling in ECW is sure to be HYPED for the bloodless, anti-septic X-Tr3mE inter-gender and handicap matches!