Hey, so apparently Layla returned last night and instead of praising her very existence, a lot of people were angry at WWE because “it should have been Kharma”.
I know wrestling fans suck sometimes, but seriously, guys? You are angry at a company for not forcing a woman who is still recovering from a recent miscarriage to get back in the ring before she is ready. CLASSY.
“Perhaps I do have another decent match left in me. If so, it will be with a guy like Dolph Ziggler, who might well be the best worker in the business, and just needs that ONE little something to allow the WWE Universe to see how talented he really is. Or a guy like the Miz – one of the best heels of this generation. Say what you want to about Miz, but the guy is damn good at what he does.”—Mick Foley (April 19, 2012)
i think people should put them under a cut, makes it easier to miss…but i’ve seen the same spoiler 4 times because it was a photo post and of course no one thinks “OH THIS IS A SPOILER THAT PEOPLE DON’T WANT TO SEE YET”
Oh yeah, absolutely, in an ideal world they would just shove them under a read more, but at the VERY LEAST people could just tag it ‘spoilers’ so others have the option of blacklisting it if they want. I don’t understand why it’s so hard >:(
Yeah, yeah, I know, I’m just a grumpy old feminist who takes things too seriously, but doesn’t anyone else think that it’s at the very least a little bit concerning that we’re all so ready and willing to cheer for this guy whenever he embarrasses, degrades or abuses his girlfriend?
Like, I’m not even raising any issues about the storyline itself. Just my reaction to it. I feel like it could get physical and I’d still be sitting here laughing like "HAHAHAH HIT HER AGAIN, DANIEL!!" and that makes me feel weird.
I feel like I should hate that people are cheering for a dude whose entertainment value relies mostly on verbally/emotionally abusing and belittling his (ex) girlfriend, but I don’t. Like, at all. D-Bry just does it so well.
"Just because I clearly don’t want her anymore, doesn’t mean it’s open season"
When Chris Jericho brought up that WWE Champion CM Punk’s father was an alcoholic on the March12 edition of Raw, it seemed like a gripping new twist in their angle with an irresistible allusion to real-life.
Certainly, Punk played it well. Faced with family’s dirty laundry being aired in such a public manner the star was completely devastated. After Jericho’s promo had finished, the champ hung his head in shame and wandered out of the ring, looking despondent and slightly stunned. It was one of the most powerful moments of Punk’s lukewarm title reign so far.
So, what went wrong? How did this go from being one of the company’s best feuds to being so awful and unintentionally hilarious? Indeed while the two most recent angles—which has seen Jericho pour beer and other alcoholic beverages over a vulnerable Punk—should have been dramatic, but were mostly greeted with apathy from the fans in attendance.
Well, the first problem is that Jericho really didn’t know where to stop as far as Punk’s family was concerned. The following week, the dastardly Jericho confronted Punk on the titan-tron again and claimed his sister is a drug addict, continuing to mock the star for coming from such a messed up family unit. Punk was furious and even swore at his foe on air (per the PG guidelines in WWE, it was speedily bleeped out).
The week after that, Jericho then scandalously claimed that Punk’s parents, Mr and Mrs Punk, got married—GASP!—after he was born, thus making the WWE Champion illegitimate. Yes, in 2012, this apparently passes as a “serious allegation.” Punk, who really should have just laughed at this absurd attack, instead looked completely mortified.
…You’re making a rant about a wrestler who hasn’t been the only one whose family has been featured in storylines though. One example: Rey Mysterio’s family was involved during Rey’s feud with Punk during his SES gimmick, but no one hardly brings that one up. Oh no, he’s clearly the exception to this again!!!1
“About Dean Ambrose - Look, sports-entertainment has to involve a certain ammount of respect and trust. It’s pretty obvious Dean Ambrose doesn’t have the slightest ammount of respect for me, and therefore I can’t place the slightest ammount of trust in him. Anyone wondering if I’m feeling better following the concussion I spoke of in that promo with Flair? I’m not. I tend to have two types of days when it comes to that muted, under-water feeling I spoke of in that promo - bad and worse. Given my history of concussions, I would have to be an absolute idiot to place my future in the hands of someone I don’t trust. Since I like to think I am not an idiot, I won’t be placing any trust in him. He had the golden ticket, and he blew it, because he would not honor the simple request I made - to his face - to not include my children in any way in his tweets. If I can’t trust him to honor that simple request, I certainly can’t trust him not to take liberties in the ring. It’s tough to get over in WWE. I certainly wouldn’t want to be one of the young guys facing someone like Skip Sheffield (yeah, I know he has a new name, but I don’t know it yet) knowing that the priority placed on getting over will be somewhat higher than looking out for the well being of an opponent. I went through that with The Dynamite Kid in 1986, when I was 21 years old. I could do it then. I can’t do it at 46..especialy not for someone like Dean Ambrose. To quote the originally Willy Wonka movie, “you get nothing! You lose! Good day sir!”—Mick Foley (via heaterforyourthighs)
Just out of curiosity, does anyone who has watched the new Husky promo know what he is saying when he talks about himself in the third person?
At first I thought he was saying “Great White” which makes no sense (unless Sheamus is getting a gimmick change too) but then I realised it was “____ Wyatt” aka his name. But it doesn’t sound like “Levi Wyatt” which is what I was told his new name is so I’m confused.
Does anyone know what his name is/what he is calling himself?