Tag: NXT

5 WWE Wrestlers Who are Deserving of their Low Spot on the Roster

To those looking for my list of the most hated movies of all time, apologies. I wasn’t entirely pleased with it so I wanted to go back and do some revisions. So I decided to carry on with this one instead.

But on to the topic. I have blasted WWE in the past and will continue to do so in the future for critiques that are justifiably lobbed at the wrestling juggernaut. However, the door does swing both ways. WWE, for its shortcomings and the fact that it can be an easy mark for the internet folk like myself, is still a great company that does put on some stellar entertainment. There are some critiques that the WWE gets, that I find at least, are completely unfounded. In particular, when it comes to certain wrestlers who others cry foul at for being low on the card. While I do understand that WWE does bury some talent for strange reasons, petty reasons, or seemingly no reason at all. There are some that it is justifiable and this list is dedicated to being the Devil’s Advocate in that regard. These are 5 wrestlers that WWE is completely justified in keeping as low to mid card talent. Continue reading “5 WWE Wrestlers Who are Deserving of their Low Spot on the Roster”

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WWE Cruiserweight Classic 1st Round Eliminations Ranked from Worst to Best Performance

downloadI still feel like absolute ass fighting my head cold. But luckily this thing was already mostly written. Either way, after writing a list of the competitors ranked least likely to win to most likely to win the WWE Cruiserweight Classic, I decided to also rank their performances from worst to best as they are eliminated. So this is the first round list of all the wrestlers who were eliminated, after the second round is finished, I will write one for them, and then we will see how we combine them from there. Ultimately this will all lead to a list of all the competitors ranked from worst to best. Continue reading “WWE Cruiserweight Classic 1st Round Eliminations Ranked from Worst to Best Performance”

Top Nine Wrestlers Who May Appear in the Global Cruiserweight Series

I’m going to admit, there are two things that I like when it comes to wrestling; international wrestlers and cruiserweights. Give me Rey Mysterio and Fenix over Brock Lesnar and Undertaker any day of the week. Nothing against the big guys, but I like my wrestlers small and fast as opposed to large and hulking. So when WWE introduced the Global Cruiserweight Series, I have to admit that I marked out hard. Some of the World’s most talented wrestlers under 205 lbs competing in one 32 man tournament, SIGN ME UP!

Yeah, with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Super J Cup and the GCS going on this summer, I’m going to be a happy mark. I have heard the rumor milling running hardcore when it comes to these tournaments. Wrestling fans can be notorious gossipers. But one of the main things I have noticed is people instantly throwing all of the world’s best cruiserweights into the WWE’s camp. People like Riccochet were rumored for months of their involvement with the GCS until Trevor Mann finally ended rumors by saying he was going to be in the Super J Cup. Yes, tragically, WWE is not the mecca for everyone. People have contracts and lives to live. Personally speaking, I cannot just pack up my shit and spend 10 weeks in Florida to film this thing and this holds true for a lot of wrestlers who have taken route in various parts of the world. One of the main reasons that WWE is going to have a hard time finding Japanese and Mexican talent. However, the WWE does have several arms to reach out to obtain talent. Promotions like EVOLVE (or Dragon Gate USA) and PROGRESS have been key players in this game.

With this in mind, I decided to create a list of wrestlers who will most likely end up in the GCS. In order to make this list, I have chosen to eliminate all wrestlers currently affiliated with NJPW, ROH, and CMLL who have all banded together to work on the Super J Cup. This will hopefully be a much more inclusive list of people we can legitimately see in the up and coming tournament. Also, I will be avoiding anyone who is not considered a Cruiserweight.  I love the fact that names like Pentagon Jr get tossed around regardless of the fact that the man is a solid 20 lbs overweight for being a Cruiserweight and has historically been booked as a heavyweight. So with that in mind, no heavyweights.

Keep in mind that this list will also not include those either in the GCS already or in a qualifying match, so we can already count the following as heading to Full Sail this summer: Zack Sabre Jr, Johnny Gargano, Tommaso Ciampa, Noam Dar, Ho Ho Lun, Akira Tozawa, Rich Swann, Lince Dorada, Jack Gallagher, Pete Dunne, Flash Morgan Webster, TJ Perkins, and Fred Yehi. Continue reading “Top Nine Wrestlers Who May Appear in the Global Cruiserweight Series”

Top 4 Reasons Why NXT is the Worst Thing for the WWE

NXT_WrestlingI swear this site is about movies and video games. It really is and I will have new episodes of The Nerdiest Talk Show on Earth, video game reviews thanks to the Steam Summer Sale (praise GabeN), and some new movie reviews as well. But this was an instance where I wanted to share a little counter opinion on a phenomenon I am seeing in today’s pro wrestling industry. For anyone who is not living under a rock knows, NXT is taking wrestling by storm. It is beloved by wrestling fans everywhere as being the future of wrestling… If you think the future of wrestling is WWE which is, at the moment, appalling garbage, and you should be watching ROH, AAA, NJPW, or Lucha Underground for anything with value.

BUT, regardless of that, people are enjoying this new NXT… Well except for me… Well okay, I do enjoy it the VERY few times that I watch it. It puts on some great quality stuff and some of the most entertaining wrestling this side of the aforementioned industries. But… There are a few hang ups with the program that I do not think others recognize or if they do, they aren’t recognizing that it is a problem. In fact, some of this stuff is so bad for the number one North American company that it could spell some serious problems down the road. So with that said, I will give to you the Top 4 Reasons Why NXT is the Worst Thing for the WWE. Continue reading “Top 4 Reasons Why NXT is the Worst Thing for the WWE”