The Wrestling 9 Deuce – March 12 & 13, 2018 – SamiKO Are Reunited

Welcome everybody to another week of the Wrestling 9 Deuce.  I am your host, Kent.  This week, Braun became the #1 contender for the tag team championships, SamiKO got scheduled for a Mania match and promptly destroyed Shane, and Charlotte got owned on the mic by a person who still struggles with English.  All of this and much more!  Anyway, Keri asks the questions around here, Anonyruss and Harper Lee answer them, and Keri decides a winner at the end.  Simple stuff.   Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we talk about all of this stuff plus other wrestling related news and tidbits.  Please enjoy.


  1.  Roman Reigns continued to deliver this week with his promo work and got a suspension for his troubles. Discuss the RAW opening.

Anonyruss:  This was an interesting way to take the Brock Roman feud.  Not sure how I feel about Roman and Brock not seeing each other until the week before Mania, but whatever, I’m just waiting for this feud to get over with. If WWE were smart they would use this suspension as an excuse to say that they punished Reigns for the whole steroid allegation.  Fake suspension for a fake sport that doesn’t matter if steroids are used or not.

Harper Lee:  How unfair is this??????  I can’t believe that Mr. McMahon would do something like this.  Roman Reigns works his tail off for the company every lousy week and he deserves to meet The Beast face to face, and instead, he gets punished!!!  I am so upset with this. This makes my blood boil. I hope Roman returns next week, but with it being indefinite, who knows how long he will be MIA.  Vince McMahon, you are very mean MAC Man.

Keri’s Verdict:  This storyline doesn’t do anything for me. Brock is a waste and should be gone. And really, he is not needed given the storyline. Anyways, point for question one awarded to Anonyruss. Fantasy booking or any suggestion of storyline improvement is always good.


  1.  Braun is now the number one contender for the RAW tag team championship. Discuss this and whether or not he will bring in a tag team partner.

Anonyruss:  While Braun is definitely the equivalent of two men, I don’t think that counts when it comes to the Tag Division.  Pretty sure he will need to have a partner. I think it might be a fun thing if the next couple weeks WWE stars keep trying to be Brauns partner, but Braun keeps doing Braun things to stop them.  Eventually, Elias comes in and gets to be his partner. They could make for a fun team.

Harper Lee:  Uhmmm, how does this work?  As much as I love Braun, even he’s not great enough to beat the RAW tag team champions.  He needs a partner. I am hoping that maybe his mentor will help him. Whether you agree with Bray’s tactics, he would be an excellent partner due to familiarity with Braun.  Plus Bray should be allowed to compete in front of his hometown. Maybe he could bring Sister Abigail with him. That would be soooo cool.

Keri’s Verdict:  While Braun probably could win the tag titles in a handicap match, I feel that this is a waste for him. They should be capitalizing on his popularity better. Really the belt should have been taken off of Brock long ago, put on Roman, and it should be Roman vs. Braun at Mania. But anyways, this is the match I really don’t care about for Mania so I don’t care who his partner is. I’m going to award the point to Anonyruss here because I think that this the direction he’s heading. Given his current level of popularity, sorry Harper but they could keep Braun as far as they can away from Bray.  (Kent: Why should they not utilize Braun’s popularity to get Bray over again to add to the main event scene?  Bray was a world champ a year ago.  Isn’t this exactly the thing that we bitch about, the WWE not utilizing it’s stars to make new stars?  Plus, you dismiss this match between 2 of the 10, if not 5 best acts of 2017.  I don’t understand dismissing this match but show so much love for a stagnant Shinsuke.)


  1.  It looks like we are finally getting our build for Wrestlemania. Cena finally issued a challenge to the Undertaker, Styles and Nakamura finally faced off, it looks like the US title, like the IC title will be defended in a triple threat, and we are getting Sami vs KO at Mania. Select one of these and discuss.

Anonyruss:  I think the Triple threat match for the IC title is going to be insane.  That is of course as long as it stays a triple threat. Nowadays who knows with the WWE.  By the time Mania rolls around it will probably be like a battle royal match of the belt. Still, Finn, Seth, and The Miz are the best things on RAW that aren’t names Ronda Rousey.  

Harper Lee:  Wait, The Undertaker is still possibly around?  I thought he retired after Roman took over the yard last year.  What was that speech at RAW 25 about then? I am so confused. But if he will accept and we get him vs Cena, sign me up and take my money WWE.  I don’t really feel that AJ vs Shinsuke should have much of a build up. I think that we may see them feud for a long time, so maybe just let the match speak for itself.  I don’t think that Sami and KO are having that match anymore. Did you see what they did to Shane O’Mac. Why was Shane working backstage at RAW? Is that why he is stepping down as the commission of Smackdown.  Triple threats……so much to say. I’ll leave that to Anonyruss. One match excites me, and one doesn’t. The one with Mr. Abs, Finn Balor excites me, just to make that clear. I hope he extinguishes Mr. Hot Pants.

Keri’s Verdict:  We all know how I feel about Styles vs Nakamura so I’m not going to say anything more on that match. As for the IC title, that match will probably come in second for match of the night and third or forth for match of the weekend (depending what happens at Takeover). I still think Cody vs Omega is going to blow everything out the water that weekend. Given the storyline build and the fact it looks like, at this point, those two guys are pretty much going to kill each other just screams match of the weekend to me (but then again I’m biased).  As for the other potential Mania matches, I’ve seen Sami vs KO live and in person already so I don’t really care. Cena vs Taker, I just feel that is too little too late but it should be decent. And the US title, it will be an ok match, I’m just not that excited about it. And now for the question three point. I’m awarding this point to Harper. I’m in agreement with her. This whole Undertaker thing is confusing. Just let the man retire already will you?


  1.  Alexa and Mickie picked on Nia this week which lead to a Nia rampage and we had a Charlotte and Asuka face off. Discuss the current storylines for the women’s titles.

Anonyruss:  Nia’s rampage was genius!  Her anger was amazing. I’ve seen wrestlers emulate anger, but Nia takes the cake!  I love everything WWE is doing with Nia, Mickie, and Alexa. Alexa and Mickie trying to escape was hilarious.  On to more serious matters on Smackdown. Charlotte and Asuka are off to a great start. Charlotte is a Queen! I love how she keeps mentioning how Iron sharpens Iron.  It is very poetic. Asuka is getting better out there during promo time and I can’t wait to see these two fight each other. Charlotte has been a great champion, but it is time for Asuka.  

Harper Lee:  I have always found myself liking Alexa and I really think highly of Mickie.  I am just so mad at how mean they were. I cannot believe that Alexa has been using Nia all along.  DO you follow them on Twitter or Instagram? They are always in pictures together. They are so close.  I cannot believe that Alexa would do this. I hate to say it, but I am officially on Team Nia for this one.  I wanted her to get her mitts on Little Miss Bliss and Marty Jannetty her. How dumb were those buffoons not realizing the mic was on.  Haha, idiots!! As for the other feud, Charlotte is currently the best in the business. Heck, if you don’t believe me, just ask WWE or ask the GOAT, Ric Flair.  Then there is the Empress of Tomorrow. Tomorrow may be coming sooner than later. Charlotte has shown that she can be overconfident and underestimate her opponent, which is how Sasha toppled her many times.  Gosh, I am starting to believe that nobody better than Asuka. She is so cute. I went to dye my eyebrows like she does. Ohhhhh, Daddy was livid! He made me shave my eyebrows and now i have to draw them on until they grow back the way they were meant to be.  I learned my lesson.

Keri’s Verdict:  The RAW women’s storyline right now is pretty much genius. I’m really enjoying it. Here is the potential problem that I see with Charlotte vs Asuka. Not only was this match up predictable, it also foreshadows the potential end of Asuka’s streak. Given how high the company is on Charlotte, do not think for a second that won’t happen. Yeah, Asuka will probably win the title but the fact that Charlotte is the one that is going to end the streak is still in the back of my mind. With that said, I’m going to award the point to Anonyruss here. He’s right it’s time for Asuka but I’m also worried that like all good streaks that tend to end in New Orleans. I think hers maybe, as well.


  1.  While we are on the subject of women’s wrestling, The Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal was announced for WrestleMania this week. Discuss this announcement.

Anonyruss:  Why did they have to change the name?  Was Moolah mean? Well, a lot of people were crappy people back then.  That was the way of the business. If you felt she was mean it isn’t like you couldn’t have just left and gone to someone else!  She was one of the first women that got me interested in women wrestlers. I feel like Ronda is the next Moolah. Intense, strong and doesn’t take crap from anyone.  I’m glad that WWE is finally giving the women a battle royal at Mania, but it feels like Mania is starting to get a little full of special matches. Soon we won’t have any time left for regular matches.  

Harper Lee:  I was so excited about this.  Then I read some things on the internet that are not very nice about Moolah.  I am happy that the women are getting an opportunity. I really am. I think it may have been in better taste to possibly name it after some other legend like Sensational Sherri or even Trish Stratus who never has any negative publicity.  I don’t want to speak on the allegations, but if true, the name should be changed. Women shouldn’t be taking advantage of other women. We gotta stick together, not pimp each other out.

Keri’s Verdict:  If you look back at a good portion of the women that have come through the WWE, there are skeletons in a lot of those closets. It just seems the time that we live in dictated this week that we pay attention not to what Moolah did for women in the industry but her extracurricular activities. I’m not dismissing what she did because quite frankly women should not be treated in that matter but I also feel that we as a society are too damn sensitive. With that said, I’m awarding a point to Harper here because she’s right they could have renamed this after a woman that didn’t have so many skeletons in her closet.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.:

Anonyruss:  Man wrestling was full of interesting twists this week, but one thing that really disappointed me this week was the fact that Ronda wasn’t on RAW.  I get it she had to get tests and other things done, but not having them move her story forward this week really felt like a huge gap. She got the video treatment this week, which I guess is fine, but she needs to get back and continue to improve and become the best.  

Harper Lee:  This year’s Wrestlemania has me legitimately excited.  It’s my first year being genuinely invested in the product, and I just cannot wait.  So happy for Kid Rock too. I know that he is from Detroit, but he does Southern Rock proud and for that, I salute him!  That song he did that Undertaker used was quite uhhhhh, ah screw it, bad a$$. There, I said it!

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats to Anonyruss on this week’s win.


Final Thoughts:  


Anonyruss:  I hear New Japan is trying to give a cup away or something?  I don’t know. I’m a WWE homer so I don’t really pay attention to other stuff.  However, I see that Keri and Harper are both talking about it here so I didn’t want to be left out.  I hope this cup is worth it. I’m going to pick Sanada cause I like music.

Harper Lee:  Much like Keri, I made first round picks for the New Japan Cup.  I got Bad Luck Fale and Zack Sabre Jr right because I mostly picked names that I could pronounce.  I am not good at picking apparently. Oh well.

Keri:  So, here is my New Japan Cup update. So, for first round picks, I went 6 for 8. So not too bad, I guess. Unfortunately, my school work has prevented me from watching the tournament but there is a list of matches I plan to check out once school is over.  With that said, here are my picks for the quarterfinals: Match 1: Michael Elgin vs Juice Robinson (Pick: Juice); Match 2: Bad Luck Fale vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (Pick: Tanahashi); Match 3: Kota Ibushi vs Zack Sabre Jr (Pick: Ibushi and this will be match of the quarterfinals); and Match 4: Toru Yano vs Sanada (Pick: Sanada). So I have Juice Robinson facing Hiroshi Tanahashi and Kota Ibushi facing Sanada in the semi-finals and my pick for the finals are Juice Robinson vs. Kota Ibushi with Ibushi picking up the win. (Update: Well, my picks went sideways. Like UMBC in the NCAA college basketball tournament, Zack Sabre Jr. pretty much ruined what was left of my “bracket” for the New Japan Cup. I’m interested to see what he does against Tanahashi in the finals and hope that he is, in fact, winning this thing).


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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – March 5 & 6, 2018 – Symphony of Destruction..Amazing

Welcome everybody to another week of the Wrestling 9 Deuce.  I am your host, Kent.  This week, we gained some momentum to Wrestlemania, well RAW did at least.  Smackdown is stuck in neutral while trying to get in the Fast Lane.  I hate myself for saying that.  Anyway, Keri asks the questions around here, Anonyruss and Harper Lee answer them, and Keri decides a winner at the end.  Simple stuff.   Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we talk about all of this stuff plus other wrestling related news and tidbits.  Please enjoy.


  1.  This week on RAW Nia faced Asuka again, Asuka won again, and Alexa kind of comforted Nia on said lost and the fact that as of right now she is not going to Mania. Discuss this storyline.

Anonyruss:  This was amazing wrestling!  I don’t know why the ladies get crapped on so much.  I am really beginning to think that the women are the best part of WWE.  This match was crisp clean and brutal. Best of all it told a great story.  Nia trying desperately to get out of the armbar and Asuka holding on like a tick in summertime was great emotional storytelling.  However, Little Miss Bliss really stole the show. I like how she is no nonsense tell it like it is. I wish I had a friend like her when I was growing up to tell me about all my flaws.  

Harper Lee:  I was just so impressed with Nia this week.  I can’t believe that she’s not even going to get a match at Wrestlemania.  It’s really sad. Nia should be put in the Women’s championship match with Asuka and Alexa.  Let’s make it a threesome! Or triple threat. Or three-way dance. So many ways to say it. Asuka is so good, but I felt that Nia is on the cusp of solving the riddle that is Asuka.  Great story here.

Keri’s Verdict:  As I said last week, the RAW women are the greatest storyline going in the WWE right now. The matches and the storytelling by the women involved have been spot on and, as I said last week, I’m very intrigued. My only criticism is how they handled, if it is in fact handled, the storyline of Asuka choosing her opponent for Mania. It seems rushed which doesn’t go along with what we are currently seeing in the division. Anyways, time to award a point for this week’s first question. I have to say Anonyruss is starting out this week pretty much spot on with his first answer so I will award him a point.


  1.  We saw two new Wrestlemania matches get booked this week on RAW. We have a triple threat match for the IC title and Angle and Rousey vs. Stephanie and Triple H. Which one of these matchups excites you the most and why?

Anonyruss:  well as much as I love Seth, Finn and The Miz.  I am way more excited about what’s going on with Ronda Rousey.  I was a little worried at first when she entered the WWE. I mean the sign pointing at the Rumble was beyond groan-inducing.  However the past two weeks she has really proven she has potential. This week she was amazing. Loved how she saved Kurt from getting smacked.  I also like how she wasn’t playing games with Stephanie when Stephanie asked for a drumroll. Ronda didn’t even bother to wait for the drumroll. She is all business.  I loved it. She is quickly becoming a favorite. I can’t wait to see her wrestle! Wrestlmania can’t get here fast enough.

Harper Lee:  Hmmm, a match featuring 2 all-time legends with bald heads, or a match with a guy wearing flaming pants.  That is a tough decision. As you know by now, I like my men with hair and beards usually. Bald men…, they just don’t do it for me.  I hope Kent isn’t reading this. (Kent: Yeah, I am, thanks.)  The other match has Finn.  As long as Finn has those abs, please sign me up.  Also, how good did Curtis and Bo look this week? Very dapper!  Also, Ronda is a total bad girl, but she doesn’t quite seem right.  Something is off. I honestly think she would be better as a heel.

Keri’s Verdict:  Well just the subject of Ronda makes me start talking about the state of the Bullet Club. And as we all know that takes me to a very dark place so I will not even address it. As for the triple threat with Seth, Finn, and the Miz, this match has the match of the night potential written all over it again provided they leave it as it is right now. But they won’t and it will be disappointing. At least I’m watching Supercard of Honor the night before so I’ll be ok. Anyways time to award a point. I agree with Harper here and as a result, she gets the point. Ronda is being booked incorrectly and despite, what I feel are her best efforts,  she looks incredibly green out there. She looks like a fan that is trying to be a wrestler and its cringe-worthy to watch. Oh darn it I said I wasn’t going to talk about her.


  1.  RAW gave us the first time ever (and possibly historic) Symphony of Destruction match between Elias and Braun. Discuss this match.

Anonyruss:  I’ll be honest this didn’t do much for me.  Yes, Elias trying to escape before the match was hilarious, but Braun just wasn’t doing enough Braun things.  Holding up the back end of a car? Ho hum. Braun crushing a Cello on Elias’ back that was so two weeks ago. The piano thing was ok, but I was expecting more.  Elias looked great in that kimono though so there was that.

Harper Lee:  Time to earn a point.  Did you know that Megadeth had a song called “Symphony of Destruction”?  I bet you thought Corey was just a Megadeth fan, but there is the rub. Also, The Undertaker used to come out to the “Graveyard Symphony”.  Neither of these guys has an opponent at Mania. I think they are hinting at something. Also, this was the best thing I have seen on RAW in over a month, easily.  I loved it. Elias is the perfect opponent to play off of Braun. He’s everything Roman was, except Elias doesn’t need the wins, so Braun gets over, and Elias Kentertains the crowd.  Yes, Elias, you have reinvented WWE for the better, and Braun……oh Braun. Someday I will meet this muscley bearded man. I hope security doesn’t hit me too many times.

Keri’s Verdict:  It was a good match and I really like the chemistry these two guys have. It’s a great feud that I hope creative continues with since there are not enough one on one feuds out there. And now to award the point for this question. I like Harper’s attempt at seven degrees of separation and kinda wish she related it back somehow to Kevin Bacon. But, in any case, she gets the point.


  1.  John Cena is trying to insert himself into the AJ Styles vs Nakamura match at Mania. Give me your thoughts on this possibility.

Anonyruss:  well I won’t lie if that triple threat match occurred I would be very very moist. I mean excited. It’s one of those matches that you know all three guys would put all their effort in to make a main event that would blow all other main events out of the water.  John’s reasoning to get to this point have been dumb, but it may be forgiven if we get this match. Plus how exciting will it be that John Cena will have that record-breaking 17th world championship?

Harper Lee:  I was talking to Kent a few nights ago, and he jokingly said that Cena was going to weasel his way into this amazing main event.  I instantly blew him off. Now the fear is really sinking in. Listen, I love Cena as much as anybody else does online. He’s a great guy.  I know that we all want this AJ vs Shinsuke match, but Cena could actually add a dimension to this match and it could be match of the year.  Shinsuke is very good, but he isn’t always great in the ring. Adding Cena could be a brilliant move.

Keri’s Verdict:  Why won’t creative give me the one thing that I ask for? I’m asking for a rematch between two amazing wrestlers that occurred back at Wrestle Kingdom 10. I heard Styles and Nakamura was amazing then and should be now. And I want to witness that greatness. Why do they constantly deny me (and a lot of the fans) what they want? It’s all because of Cena.  Cena,Cena,Cena. Anyone else feel like they are watching the Brady Bunch here? Oh well, at least I still have Cody vs Omega at Supercard to look forward to that weekend so go ahead add Cena I no longer care. Oh and one point for Harper.


  1. Let’s talk Tag Team Wrestling overall in the WWE. On RAW, we had the Revival lose to the Bar and now the Bar is issuing an open challenge to find an opponent for Mania. On Smackdown, the Uso and the New Day are wrestling this Sunday to see who have the title walking into Mania with their opponent for Mania TBD at this point.  Discuss these developments and also what matchups you would like for both brands at Mania.

Anonyruss:  The Bar doing what the Bar does, which is win, doesn’t surprise me. So the Revival losing was to be expected.  They are green and need more practice, but I think they show promise. Them issuing an open challenge for Mania is stupid.  The only way they are performing at Mania on the main card, is if they get lucky and WWE decides to do a multi-team tag championship.  No opponent they could face makes them good enough to be on anything other than the pre-show. As for Smackdown. Who cares until after this weekend’s match.  So I’m not going to speculate.

Harper Lee:  I am so upset about The Revival losing.  This is so dumb!!! I’m not talking about it.  Screw the points because my Southern gentlemen got got in a John Wilkes Booth-ian way.

Keri’s Verdict:  I’m a firm believer right now that RAW Creative is using all of its creativeness on the RAW women’s division and I not sure where Smackdown’s creativeness is going. But one thing is for sure neither booking team cares about the tag team division right now. That’s really all I have because I want to be as lazy as they are right now. And with that one point to Anonyruss. He really is on point with his response.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.

Anonyruss:  Did anyone else notice that Roman is getting more and more cheers.  Are WWE fans really that easy to manipulate? If you hated him because he is being shoved down your throat, then stick to your convictions damnit.  Just because now you hate Brock because he is super part time and has lost his luster doesn’t mean you can jump on the Roman train. Just hate the whole match and be done with it.  

Harper Lee:  Is Sasha and Bayley the best storyline that WWE has to offer at the moment?  How great is this? Also, how great does Mickie look in leather? She’s a southern girl like me.  Maybe I should try to rock the leather. Yeah! Seriously, if they do a Sasha vs Bayley match at Mania, does it even make the main card?  Are we getting a 9 hour Mania????

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats Harper on this week’s win.


Final Thoughts:  

Anonyruss:  I hate final thoughts.  

Harper Lee:  Well, Keri stole my idea, so I guess I need something different to discuss.  Ohhhh, I know. How about the idiotic decision to replace Booker T with Jonathan Coachman who involved in this ESPN sexual harassment thing….allegedly.  While I don’t feel comfortable commenting on that, who actually wanted to lose the Booker and Corey dynamic?

Keri:  For the next few weeks I’m going to use my final thoughts to discuss the New Japan Cup which starts this Friday and the winner of the tournament gets a title shot against the champ of his choice at Sakura Genesis on April 1st. Here are my picks for the first round of the New Japan Cup: Match up 1: Michael Elgin vs. Tomohiro Ishii (Pick: Ishii); Match up 2: Juice Robinson vs. Yujiro Takahashi (Pick: Juice); Match up 3: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Taichi (Pick: Tanahashi); Match up 4: Bad Luck Fale vs. Lance Archer (Pick: Fale); Match up 5:  Tetsuya Naito vs. Zack Sabre Jr (Pick: Naito); Match up 6: Kota Ibushi vs Yoshi Hashi (Pick: Ibushi); Match up 7: Toru Yano vs Davey Boy Smith Jr (Pick: Yano); Match up 8: Chuckie T vs Sanada (Pick: Sanada). Come back next week readers to see if I got any of these picks correct and also to get my thoughts on the first round results.


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2018 Fast Lane Review

Fast Lane came and went, like a drunk guy watching a Paige video.  Russ and Kent do their best to review this night of mediocrity.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed this and other topics that may or may not be relevant.   Please enjoy.


The 9

  1.  Breezedango & Tye Dillinger def American Beta & Mojo

Russ:  Amazingly, I actually caught this match.  It’s rare that I turn on a PPV before it is actually time for the PPV.  I like to fast forward between matches. This match is the other reason I don’t turn on a PPV early.  This was bad. I love most the guys in this match, but damn it was boring. The crowd did not care about this match and neither did I.  Poor Tye Dillinger he deserves so much more. Rating: 2.5

Kent:  Normally I don’t get overly critical of a kickoff match, because….well it’s a kickoff match.  But then I saw this fucking travesty. This was the match version of a Charlotte promo. It was ugly.  It was a trainwreck. Breezedango looked like they didn’t belong and that breaks my heart. Go watch the dropkicks again.  Fuck man. Fandango has on the Konnor diet it appears. Like, what the fuck is happening? Breezedango, get your shit together and look the part if you ever hope to be taken seriously again.  Fuck, I hate to see these guy look like shit. Everybody else was adequate to good. I hated this match though.

Rating: 1.5

  1.  Shinsuke Nakamura def Rusev

Russ:  This match was a lot of fun.  Both guys are way over and this crowd was no exception.  I honestly think the crowd really made this match better than it really was.  The fact that Rusev has nothing to do for Mania is a damn criminal act. The pacing of the match was well done and brutal.  The kicks especially looked devastating. It was obvious that Shinsuke was going to win this match. So I’m glad that they at least let Rusev shine a bit.  Rating: 4.9

Kent:  This was a great match technically.  Yes, the crowd was in it, but even with a shit crowd, this match was a very, very good match.This was a good showcase for both guys.  The fact that Russ gave this a 4.9 tells me that he would not rewatch this. Are you shitting me? This was a really good match with lots of good strikes and reversals.  This was comparable to last year’s Randy vs Luke match that we all raved about despite knowing Randy was going to win that. I don’t think Russ watched this match, to be honest, so don’t believe his lies.  I may just have to call him John G. That is a reference to Memento.

Rating: 6.7

  1.  Randy Orton def Bobby Roode to become the NEW US Champion

Russ:  The match itself was ok.  I’m very shocked that Jinder didn’t interfere in the match itself, but I guess with what came later in the night in the form of a bludgeoning, it wouldn’t make sense to have the same ending in two matches.  I’m ok with Randy winning the belt here as long as the end game here is to have Roode regain it at Mania. It gives Randy the honor of being a grand slam champion, while not having to worry about keeping it for a long time.  I just hope that is the end game anyway if not… Well, then they have no faith in Roode. Rating: 4

Kent:  This was fine, but it felt like a Goddamn eternity.  I was bored throughout and I wanted to like this more.  I think it was technically sound, but both guys working as faces when both are dick-ish, it didn’t work for me.  Sorry. When Jinder is the highlight of your match, something has gone awry.

Rating: 3.75

  1.  Natalya & Carmella def Becky & Naomi

Russ:  I paid attention to this match for all of 10 seconds.  10 seconds I can’t get back. I am happy that they finally let Carmella get a win here, but it was over Becky.  Becky is the Luke Harper of the women. Lots of talent completely overlooked. Rating: 2

Kent:  I liked this match.  Unlike the Rusev match, I can’t make fun of Russ for not liking this.  I am a huge fan of Carmella and I love Becky and Naomi as well, so I quite enjoyed this match, believe it or not.  Carmella is really improving in the ring and she should get a good run this year, I hope. It’s her time, and I would like her and Becky to have a great feud.

Rating: 5.0 Yeah, I liked it.  Deal with it.

  1.  The Usos vs New Day ended in No Contest

Russ:  This is tough to rate.  On the one hand the match itself was really good, which is to be expected from these two teams.  On the other it ended in a no contest, which is frustrating. Still this was the best possible outcome.  We have seen these two teams go at it so much this past year that this one ending the way it did doesn’t tarnish anything.  Seriously, would either team winning make much of a difference? At least with this ending we have a clear idea what will happen at Mania.  The Bludgeoning, Verbal Trademark, was well done. They decimated both teams and I’m glad they finally used those hammers! Rating: 5.8 (a solid full point is added because of “The Bludgeoning”.)

Kent:  The match was great for what it was.  Which was to be expected. The angle afterward was also great.  So I would just rate the entirety of the segment and I thought it was expected, and still well done.  I’m no longer finding the Bludgeon Brothers as cheesy as I once did, despite the outfits. Their entrance is really solid.  We all know I have long advocated for Luke Harper as my favorite wrestler. Baron is 2nd, and then Rusev and Braun round out my top 4.  Then there is AJ, Sami, Bray, and a few others. This was good, I look forward to their match at Mania. I think it may steal the show.

Rating: 6.0 It did exactly what it was supposed to do.

  1.  Charlotte def Ruby Riott to retain her belt

Russ:   So, you know how I said that I like to watch PPV’s after they have already started so I can fast forward commercials and crappy matches.  Yea, really regretting watching this from the start. Ok, so the match itself wasn’t terrible. If I’m being honest I thought Ruby looked good out there.   She had some decent moves, very little in the way of botches and the way she carried herself as a heel was well done. Charlotte, on the other hand, was so… meh.   I just can’t get over how bland Girl Natch has become. I don’t know what happened to her since she moved to Smackdown, but she has been boring and uninspiring to watch.  She needs to step up her game. She will definitely have to do that soon now that Asuka has chosen her as her next victim. I’m ready for Flair to get buried. Rating: 3  

Kent:  This week on The Walking Dead, they killed the other Dr Carson.  I didn’t see that one coming. So now Carl’s sacrifice is even more important because he provided the community the only doctor that is around.  He will be responsible for delivering young Herschel. Eugene got his swagger back as a leader of an outpost to make ammunition. Father Gabriel has lost most of his vision but is being guided by God, and it’s really well done.  Meanwhile, Daryl and Tara remain the biggest bitches in the room. Oh, Dwight had to rejoin the Saviors to save the Alexandrians as they finally made it to Hilltop just so we could see Enid absolutely lose her shit upon hearing of Carl’s fate.  It got a little dusty in here, no not Dusty Rhodes. Fuck this match by the way. Not going to watch it.

Rating: TWD gets a 6.7 mainly for Eugene and Gabriel.  The match will go unrated.

  1.  AJ Styles def John Cena, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, and kind of def Sami Zayn and KO

Russ:  I enjoyed the match.  A lot of stories played out here and several of them were done well.  Unfortunately, the match was just such a clusterfuck that it was tough to follow at some points. Loved the beginning with Cena AAing 4 guys and then one on one with AJ.  I also loved the beat down Cena got after that. Each guy got there time to shine a bit and I liked how they progressed Sami / KO / Shane. Shanes blatant interference was needed to move that story forward (only after spinning its wheels for 2 months.)   AJ winning seemed inevitable, but the tease of Cena winning at least put a little doubt in my mind. I’d watch this again. Rating: 6.2

Kent:  This match was fine, but I felt underwhelmed.  The most compelling aspect of the match is what would happen with Cena.  Kudos to WWE for somehow making John Cena one of, if not, the most compelling figure in WWE at this moment.  I also loved the KO, Sami, and Shane stuff. It was inevitable. I just wish Daniel had been there. This is even a match that I would rewatch, but foregone conclusion matches struggle too often to offer intrigue.  I’m happy that we are getting AJ vs Shinsuke, so I am not shitting on this outcome. This match simply didn’t need to happen.

Rating: 5.5 I don’t think I can go any higher.  This may seem too low, but the match wasn’t that exhilarating.  Hell, I never even mentioned Baron and Dolph sadly.

  1.  How SHOCKED were you to see Asuka challenge Charlotte?

Russ:  I was completely shocked!  If by shocked you mean saw it coming a mile away.  

Kent:  I felt like The Shockmaster did during his debut.  That’s how shocked I was.

  1.  What match should we expect KO, Sami, and Shane to be in at Mania?

Russ:  Well the theme of Mania seems to be triple threat matches so I would surmise that would be the case here.  However, with it being Shane KO and Zayn I just don’t see an ordinary Triple threat match sufficing. There has to be other stipulations we will learn about in the coming weeks.  Im hoping for a last man standing type match, but that seems impossible.

Kent:  I don’t want a triple threat.  I think Shane should have a surprise tag team to represent him against SamiKO, and that would be the Authors of Pain.  That would be a great fucking match. They could book that in many intriguing ways. That’s what is most important.


Bonus Deuce

  1. Best match of the night?

Russ:  Gotta go with the Main Event.  

Kent:  Rusev vs Shinsuke easily

  1.  The Walking Dead match of the night?

Russ:  Carmella and Natty vs. Becky and Naomi.  

Kent:  The Kickoff match had to be worst than the Women’s match….right?  I won’t watch it to be certain, I will just make my assumptions.


Final Thoughts

Russ:  This PPV was built terribly and the results were at best mediocre.  This felt like such a waste of time and PPV. They need to stop putting PPV’s so close to Mania or do what Kent suggests and make the months between Rumble and Mania 205 or NXT PPV’s.  Rating: 4.1

Kent:  Can we just get to Mania already.  Fuck this mediocrity. Rating: 4.2


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2018 Fast Lane Preview

Fast Lane is happening tonight, so that means I coerced Keri into writing a preview with me.  The main event seems awfully familiar to us.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed this and other topics that may or may not be relevant.   Please enjoy.


The 9

  1.  Becky & Naomi vs Natalya & Carnella

Keri:  Random match is random. This seems to me to be just a match to get these ladies on the card.  Prediction: Becky and Naomi win

Kent:  I know a lot of people feel bad for Becky, and I do, I truly do, but I feel worse for Carmella.  They have done nothing at all with her for close to 6 months, and she is the one that didn’t get her briefcase removed via Golden  (Do doodoo doooooooo) Shovel. Carmella was the best they had on Smackdown once Alexa left and they have just raped her. Carmella should be using the #MeToo after her booking.  

Prediction:  Becky and Naomi…..I guess….does anybody really care?

  1.  Shinsuke Nakamura vs Rusev

Keri:  I’m intrigued by this matchup. This should be a good match. But again it seems to me to be another match set up just to get both guys on the card. Prediction: Nakamura wins so he looks strong going into Mania.

Kent:  It feels weird saying this, but WWE have themselves set up to make a great Wrestlemania.  Hear me out. We all know that they won’t because we witnessed what happened to Luke Harper last year.  More on him in #5. So right now, if WWE wanted to, they could have Braun and possibly Elias added to the Roman vs Brock match to protect Brock and give Braun the match that he deserves.  Rumor has it that he may not have a match at Mania. I love the fucking internet. The WWE could give us Bayley vs Sasha and have it out shine the other 3-4 women’s matches planned, but a WIDE margin.  They could book the one match that could happen that would get everybody moist, Taker vs Cena. Then there’s this opportunity. Who is the most over act in WWE currently? Why it is Rusev. This is a fact.  If WWE wanted to cause a fucking crazed audience, have Aiden cost Shinsuke the match at Fast Lane and Rusev claim that he deserves Shinsuke’s main event spot at Mania. Rusev is booked in some match where he has to win and he’s in, and he overcomes the odds, Cena style, except the fans will cheer, and you have a Daniel Bryan 4 years ago situation.  And if you put Rusev in the ring with AJ and Shinsuke, who do you have win? Yeah. That’s a fucking main event!!!!!

Prediction: Shinsuke squashes Rusev and all of the fans.  Horrible fucking idea to have one of your most over stars who is set to main event Mania take on the most over guy at the moment on Smackdown.  Quick side question, who would the fans cheer in a Rusev vs Braun special attraction match? I really don’t know the answer.

  1.  Charlotte vs Ruby Riot (The Walking Dead)

Keri:  So this weekend on As the Bullet Club Turns, the boys are in Las Vegas for the ROH 16th Anniversary show. Cody faced Matt Taven, won the match, and got his precious Ring of Honor back. He celebrated that win with Brandi and Bury the Bear (watch Being the Elite to understand Bury because I’m not explaining it). Well, the celebration took a turn when Cody went in for a hug from Bury and got pushed to the ground. Why would Bury do that you ask? Well the Bury took his bear head off to reveal that inside the bear suit was none other than….Kenny Omega. Then Cody got a V Trigger for his troubles and Omega got a kiss from Brandi for his. And the drama continues. Prediction: Charlotte retains. Yawn.

Kent:  Last week on TWD, we had the best episode of the season, by far.  IMDB rating concur, and it’s not even close. This week we should get some of Daryl being the leader guiding the group to the Hilltop.  Gabriel is supposed to have a pretty big episode as is Eugene. I expect this to be very well done, except for the Daryl stuff. Daryl’s last name ought to be Flair.  I hope we see more Janis, but I doubt it. Seriously, who in the blue hell is looking forward to this match? A show of hands will suffice. Okay, so apparently either Ric is the only one with hands or nobody gives a fuck.

Prediction: Asuka challenges female Ric.

  1.  Bobby Roode vs Randy Orton

Keri:  Another interesting matchup. This should be a good match and I fully expect it to be Jindered at some point.

Prediction: Roode retains and a triple threat is set for Mania

Kent:  So Jinder is getting involved?  He’ll be on commentary or get in the match somehow or be involved in the end?  Great, got that out of the way. I think this match could be very good, but a screwy finish will limit it’s potential.

Prediction: Bobby Roode because no reason to change that yet.

  1.  The Usos vs New Day

Keri:  Yea? It’s this match for 100,000th time. This is a match of the night contender though. And I fully expect the winner to be challenged by the brothers of bludgeoning. Prediction: Usos retain.

Kent:  What a fresh matchup this is.  I would have never considered putting these 2 teams in a match against each other.  How refreshing!!! Soo, this will be the match of the night most likely and hopefully, the Bludgeon Brothers beat the hell out of everybody because it’s their time to shine.  I look forward to Mania. If Vince has an ounce of compassion for the Usos, he will let them have a match at Mania.

Prediction: Double DQ via Bludgeon Brothers giving us this match again at Mania but with The Bludgeon Brothers.  Also, Luke Harper’s new film, Mohawk, just released. It’s available on iTunes. I hope to find it elsewhere so I can own it on a platform I use.  Looks amazing.

  1.  AJ Styles vs John Cena, vs Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn vs Baron Corbin vs Dolph Ziggler

Keri:  While this match will probably be good. I don’t care. All I have to say is if this match does anything and I repeat anything to mess up Styles vs Nakamura for me I will be really upset. Prediction: AJ retains. Fingers crossed.

Kent:  Fans, hold onto your socks really tight because I’m about to knock your socks off otherwise.  Let’s go back to 2017’s Money in the Bank match for the men. The participants: AJ Styles, Kevin Owens, Sami Zayn, Dolph ZIggler, Baron Corbin, and Joh…..I kid, it was Shinsuke.  Phew….for a moment, I was worried that WWE was creatively bankrupt. Now that we know this, we can naturally surmise the winner based on the previous match.

Prediction: And NEWWWWW champion……Baron Corbin…..right?  I’ll wake up anytime now, I swear.

  1.  Pick a Kickoff Show match

Keri:  Something with American Beta.

Kent: Breezedango or The Ascension vs American Beta…..we will go with Breeze because Ascension doesn’t fight on PPV.

  1.  What match will be surprisingly good?

Keri:  Rusev vs Nakamura

Kent:  Well we both expect the Tag and World championship matches to be good, so that doesn’t qualify.  That leaves 4 other matches. For me, I am going to suggest that the women’s tag match is way better than I anticipated.  Fuck it, all 4 women are very good….well 3 of them and Natalya. I have issues with people who are obsessed with cats.

  1.  What match will disappoint?

Keri:  Charlotte vs Ruby Riott

Kent:  The tag team match will leave us feeling Meh.  

Bonus Deuce

  1. Who will be your MVP (one single performer)?

Keri:  It’s Rusev Day!!

Kent:  Dolph Ziggler is my answer.  He and AJ were having a great match on SD prior to the fuckery.

  1.  Who will win the Charlotte Flair award for the evening?

 Keri: It’s namesake.

Kent:  If somebody is capable of being more dull, bland, and uninspiring than Charlotte, I will say it’s either Ruby Riot, John Cena, or Randy Orton.  It’s hard for the older guys to give 2 fucks about this PPV, so I don’t expect their best effort. Still, going with Ruby Riot. I was hard on her in NXT and she has not disproved my criticisms so far.


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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – February 26 & 27, 2018 The Golden Shovel Returns

We got to see Cena wielding the golden shovel, Ronda’s inability to act or toss a man twice her size through a table well, but he sold it like a son of a bitch, and much more!!  Keri is back judging Anonyruss and Harper Lee on their responses to her questions.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we had our 100th episode.  Enough said!!!    Please enjoy.


  1.  Well, Roman Reigns is our #1 contender for the Universal title and cut a promo on Brock Monday night on RAW. What did you think of this promo?

Anonyruss:  This was Roman’s best promo.  That doesn’t say too much since the majority of his promos are garbage.  I’m not a Roman hater, but talking is not his strong suit. Still, This was above average for any promo and for that I have to give him props.  Brock not showing up may have been the best thing that could have happened to Roman. Now was this WWE’s doing? Or is Brock really such a douche that he can’t work all the way through his contract?  I guess we will have to tune in to find out.

Harper Lee:  Man, can that man cut a passionate promo, or what?  And what is that mean ole Brock Lesnar doing with Dana White?  You, sir, are under contract with WWE. That means you stay with them until it runs out.  I am so mad at Brock, I could scream at him. He doesn’t scare me. Daddy and his brother got plenty of guns, so bring it Beast!

Keri’s Verdict:  Not a bad showing from Roman this week. Do I still think he has the charisma of a carrot? Yes, I do. But at least he showed promise so that is a step in the right direction. Also, I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Brock Lesnar is one of the main things wrong with the WWE right now. Let’s hope by early April we are done with that nonsense. Now to award this question’s point. I like that Harper is showing no fear this week so she gets the point.


  1.  So much to talk about in the RAW women’s division. Asuka has apparently chosen to face Alexa at Mania and Nia is having none of it, Mickie and Alexa now have an alliance, and it looks like it may be the end of the super best friends, Sasha and Bayley. Discuss all of these recent developments.

Anonyruss:  Asuka still hasn’t chosen who she is going to face and I think that plays big time into Nia / Bliss / Mickie and their “paths” to Mania.  I think Asuka is still going to face Charlotte. This will leave Nia to face Bliss. Sasha and Bayley should have happened about 5 or 6 months ago.  Still, if this finally turns Sasha back to a heel and doing the things that made us all love her in the first place, then let’s get this thing over with!    

Harper Lee:  I’m so sad to see Bayley and Sasha not be besties anymore.  What is this world coming to??? I don’t trust that Mickie James.  Why are you siding with Alexa after recently feuding with her? I don’t get it.  Why is Nia even in the conversation if she lost cleanly to Asuka? This is all absurdity personified.

Keri’s Verdict:  I have to say kudos to RAW creative for coming up with the current storyline for the women’s division. I’m actually intrigued and looking forward to what happens next. Good job.  Now to award the point for this question. I don’t know what has gotten into Harper this week but I’m digging her sassiness so one point to Harper.


  1.  It looks like the Miz is potentially facing Finn Balor and Seth Rollins at Mania for the IC title. Is this a good decision? Also, where does this leave Elias and Braun?

Anonyruss:  Is this a good decision?  Hell yea it is! The Miz, Finn, and Seth in a triple threat match for the IC title is money in the bank!  So I’m 100% behind this. So where does that leave Elias and Braun? Well if you are to believe the internet (and who doesn’t?)  The IC title will be a fatal 5 way. You know WWE has had a hard-on lately for multi man matches. I can’t think of the last PPV that didn’t at least have a triple threat match or more men in one match.  

Harper Lee:  It leaves Elias in that match as well and possibly Braun.  I still think Braun is main eventing this year’s Wrestlemania.  Let Roman kick out of an F5 only for Braun to capitalize and win the belt.  The IC belt is below Braun at the moment despite him never holding a belt. Look at that man and tell me that he is in the mid-card with that cute bushy beard of his.  He can put his hands on me anytime, that’s his saying, right. He wants to put his hands on Harper Lee. I’m pretty sure that’s correct.

Keri’s Verdict:  If the WWE was smart, they would do two things here. First, they would keep this Elias and Braun feud going into Mania. Those two guys work great together. Second, let’s leave Balor, Miz, and Rollins alone. That match has the match of the night potential and I’d say this about a card that potentially has Styles vs Nakamura. Alright, it’s award a point time. I’m going to award Anonyruss a point here. I agree there are too many multi-man matches right now. It really screams lazy writing.


  1.  John Cena came out on RAW said he failed at EC, that he would not face the Undertaker at Mania, and that he would head to Smackdown in search of his road to Wrestlemania. Then on Smackdown, he immediately asked for a title shot, beat AJ, and got added to the fatal five-way (now six-pack challenge) at Fastlane. Discuss all of this and also what you would like to see Cena do at Mania.

Anonyruss:  Wow this question is loaded, like Cena is with shit.  If you didn’t get that I am saying that Cena is full of shit.  Has no path to Mania. Listen I love a good make believe story, but Cena having no way to get to WrestleMania is going too far beyond believability.  I was pissed that he got a clean win over AJ. I mean the match was good, but the better story would have been him losing to AJ and then having Shinsuke come out and want to have a match with Cena at Fastlane so he can prove himself to everyone and to entice Cena to accept if he beats Shinsuke then he will be added to his match with AJ at Mania.  That is gold! GOLD I TELLS YA! Sorry. Anyway, I’d still have Cena lose at Fastlane and then he would be at rock bottom and that is when the Undertaker comes out. He then says something like “Now that you have hit rock bottom, I’m coming to bury you so you may Rest In Peace. Boom Taker and Cena at Mania.

Harper Lee:  I think that John Cena needs to see a good psychiatrist, like Dr. Shelby.  Does anybody remember that stuff with Daniel Bryan and Kane. I laughed and I laughed, and I may have peed a little bit, but so worth it catching up on so many things that I missed over the years.  Seriously though, I’m a member of Cenation through and through usually, but don’t go thinking you can fight the Dead Man. Also, not cool beating my man AJ Styles. I was not happy that night. I ate a whole pan of brownies in rage mode after that match.  Rage mode is similar to Brie mode except I actually accomplished something and was good at it.

Keri’s Verdict:  This whole Cena doesn’t have a path for Mania is BS. No one believes it Creative. The man is John Cena. Creative almost certainly has something for him. And as long as he doesn’t mess with my Styles vs Nakamura match, he can do whatever and bury whomever  he wants. Now to award a point. Harper mentioned brownies and I love brownies. Should creative decide to mess with Styles vs Nakamura I will need a whole pan of those myself.


  1.  Let’s talk the Smackdown Tag Division, shall we? We had a good segment with the Uso and New Day followed by some foreshadowing with the Bludgeon Brothers. What are your thoughts on this? Where do you see this going?

Anonyruss:  The Uso’s and New Day were good this week.  I like a fired up Big E. That is the best Big E.  Then I loved how the Bludgeon Brothers came out. I am really starting to dig there music.  This has to be leading to a triple threat tag team match right? It would just be one more multi-man match type that gives WWE it’s boner.  I am beginning to think Mania will just be a clusterfuck of Multi-Men matches with the exception of like two matches. I can’t believe how stacked the WWE is right now!  

Harper Lee:  I’ll tell you, the only thing scarier than Braun’s hands are those hammers that the Bludgeon Brothers have.  Good lawdy, Uso’s and Newday, ain’t no penitentiary or pancake that is going to save you from some legit southern boys.  Can you imagine how big’s Braun’s hands are? How big his fingers are? Oh my……..I need to take a bath.

Keri’s Verdict:  Why is it no matter how many times I see the Usos and New Day cut a promo it never gets old? They are that damn good right now. With that said I also like what they are doing with the Bludgeon Brothers right now. It’s almost something out of one of those SOON memes. Ok points time. So, I’m going to award Anonyruss the point here because again his answer is on point and sending Harper for a cold shower.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.:

Anonyruss:  Harper Lee sounds like she has lost her southern charm and turned into a douchey bitch.  (Kent: Yeah #MeToo!!!)  I jest, I love her. Still, she is right. I have nothing to contribute to this section.  JASON JORDAN FOREVER! COME BACK TO US SOON!

Harper Lee:  Kevin Owen’s made fun of Baron Corbin’s hairline on Smackdown.  I laughed. That’s better than what Anonyruss is going to bring to the table.  Ballin!!!

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats to Harper for this week’s win. I’m digging the sassiness this week girl. Keep it up.


Final Thoughts:  

Anonyruss:  Can we all agree that finally seeing Fashion Files on Smackdown instead of on facebook was the right call?  Sure, it was just a long commercial for some stupid show on the USA Network, but it was better than a lot of Smackdown that night.  

Harper Lee:  I get car sick easily so this Road to Wrestlemania has me very nauseous.  I wanna see me some more Ronda Rousey. Also, Keri, can you tell Russ and Kent to stop calling her Ronda Arouse-me?  That’s such a lewd thing to say.

Keri:  Let me just say that I may be in over my head on this whole finishing up school thing. I’m only 6 weeks in and I feel like I do at week 12. This is going to be a long semester. But at least graduation day is set so it will all be worth it come May 12th. If I make it to May 12th, that is. And, Harper it bugs me too but I’ve learned to pick my battles with those two so I’m letting it slide for now.


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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – February 19 & 20, 2018 Seth is Iron Man

Kent here, and Seth took off the flaming pants that keep Russell hot, and is now our new Iron Man.  Funny how WWE put over HHH so much this week but refused to mention a certain Crippler.  Ah well.  Keri is back judging Anonyruss and Harper Lee on their responses to her questions.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed iron man, Elimination Chamber preview, and made fun of Smackdown.    Please enjoy.


  1.  So there was a gauntlet match on RAW this week but let’s not discuss specifically this match. Instead, let’s discuss “Ironman” Seth Rollins in this match.

Anonyruss:  Well if Jordan can’t be on RAW then I’ll take an hour plus of my other guy Seth Rollins.  He looked great out there. He basically gave us 2 quality PPV matches in one. First, he fought Roman Reigns.  This in and of itself was fantastic as far as a match goes. The back and forth was great and lots of decent spots that were fun.  After Rollins got the pin here and I heard John Cena’s music I thought for sure that this would be a quick win for Cena, you know because of #lolCenaWins.  I was very wrong. The match with Cena was also a very good showing. Then when he won that I was floored. I hope this showing for Rollins helps get him back into the main event scene because he had a really lackluster 2017.  Things are coming up Rollinshouse (until Sunday, when they come up Reignhouse from there until after WrestleMania.)

Harper Lee:  Screw it, at the risk of losing a point, I’m disregarding the question and talking about the whole match.  While this was an early candidate for match of the year, in my opinion, they screwed up. Keri, you should appreciate this, I am taking something that has been universally praised and still going to bitch about it. I would have changed up the booking.  I would have started with Finn vs Miz, had Finn win and out comes Braun. Braun beat Finn. Elias is out next and we do some big guy stuff and while Elias has a good showing, Braun wins and gets a win back. While Braun is celebrating, Elias hits him with a chair.  You can bring Roman or Cena out next to take Braun out quickly. Probably Roman and his wet hair. Roman takes advantage of a hurt Braun thanks to Elias’ post-match beat down. Out comes Seth, and then we have Seth do his hour + long bit of magic. Cena being the last guy to lose also plays into his current storyline where he keeps falling short.  This would have been a proper match build up where it got exciting and had the near falls. This match was great, but it could have been better had they followed my plan. Also, they said that HHH had an iron man match but they never said who. Come to find out, it was Chris Benoit. Keri, why didn’t the WWE mention Mr. Benoit? My daddy said it was that no good Kevin Sullivan that did those terrible things.

Keri’s Verdict:  While the overall match was great, Seth’s performance Monday night was amazing and it came with wins over Cena and Roman. I think it may have been the best performance in his WWE career. Needless to say, I was very, very impressed. And with that said, I always love me some creative booking changes and for that Harper gets the point.


  1.  Titus Worldwide had a good showing against the Bar this week on RAW. Is tag team gold coming to Titus Worldwide?

Anonyruss:  HAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAA, what? HAHAHAHAHA, no!  Titus World Wide get gold? Oh man, you are hilarious question writer! In all seriousness, Titus Worldwide has tons of talent.  Apollo is money, WWE just doesn’t know how to properly utilize him. Titus is an ok wrestler with decent charisma. Together they have been fun, but I think WWE is just making them look good so that when The Bar walks all over them on Sunday it won’t be so boring.  Gotta make the competition at least look like they have a chance.

Harper Lee:  Well well well, if you go back to last week’s blog and read the bonus portion, I did say that Apollo should get himself a push.    This week validated my opinion. This is an automatic point for me because of last week. Yes, I am better than that stupid Mr. Clio.

Keri’s Verdict:  The RAW tag team division as a whole is a mess. You have the Balor Club fighting the Revival, Ginger Rhyno keeping everyone’s seats warm in catering, and the Bar wrestling Titus Worldwide. This division needs energy stat and I think a title change may do it.   Harper gets the point here not just for what she said above but also for her overall sense of positivity.


  1.  So at Fastlane, we have the Uso vs the New Day for the 15,000th time. What are your thoughts on this?

Anonyruss:  My thoughts are Smackdown SUCKS!  It has almost been unwatchable for the past 3 weeks (I’m being generous here.)  So the fact that they have to rely on Uso’s vs New Day just tells me they are still creatively bankrupt.  Now as far as the match goes. I’m fine with it. They have had some great matches at PPV’s the last few times they went at it.  So I am pretty sure this will be a great match, but if it isn’t it’s not like it will ruin a good story.

Harper Lee:  Well, this is another easy point.  Anonyruss clearly didn’t watch last week’s episode of Smackdown or he would have seen a well-done wrestling show.  His credibility is thinner than Baron Corbin’s hair. I am so sorry Mr. Lone Wolf. This is WWE at it’s worst when they refuse to let the new talent rise up and have a changing of the guard.  Last year New Day didn’t have a match at Mania. I think something is up, and I fear that the Uso’s won’t get a chance to defend their belts at Mania, and that would be a terrible crime. Way worse than when daddy and his brothers got caught bootlegging moonshine and have some method for creating crystals.  Crystals are so pretty, well except the creepy girls named Crystal. Never trust them.

Keri’s Verdict:  New Day vs the Usos, the Usos vs New Day, sigh. Doesn’t matter how you order it, the matchup is played out and downright boring. But I agree with Anonyruss, it will be an exciting match so that is probably the silver lining for all of us. And with that said, one point Anonyruss.


  1.  On Smackdown this week we found out who will be facing who for the US and Women’s titles at Fastlane. Pick one of these matchups and discuss.

Anonyruss:  Wait, they did? When did that happen?  Let me go check what and who. Ok, back from checking.  So Bobby is going to face Randy. Can we be real for a second.  We all know Jinder is somehow going to be included in this right?  So what the hell is the point of announcing this match when we all know next week or even the following week they are going to add him!  Ok, back to wrestling world. I like the match up. The more Bobby can do with some of the “great” talent the better. They need to groom him to be a top heel.  Randy is at his best when he is a heel so this feels like a good thing for Bobby. The women’s title match: Woooo Jr. vs My High school-self’s dream girl, Ruby Riot.  Why would I care about this match? We all know Lil’ Woo is going to win.

Harper Lee:  Well, a face vs face match up makes sense since there is only one face in the main event against 4 heels.  My question is simple, who is Shinsuke fighting? Am I the only one feeling Shinsuke’s momentum collapsing before our very eyes?  Maybe I need to get my eyes examined. He won the Royal Rumble and has done nothing since. It’s a tad ridiculous. Still, with all of that being said,  we are in a new era where Charlotte may be the single greatest champion that we have in WWE. She is so talented, and to all of the haters out there, this girl has worked and trained hard for her spot.  Her last name has nothing to do with it. That’s balderdash!!! That was my word of the day on my calendar a few days ago. I love it. It’s like boulders are having a 100 yard dash. Anyway, the queen is going to destroy this peasant, Ruby Riot, and then the whole squad can go back into obscurity.  Quite frankly, I want to see Asuka take on Charlotte. If that happens, let’s make history one more time and have the historic, first ever women main eventing a Wrestlemania. Come on, let’s do it. You know you want to see it. Well #MeToo. I love that hashtag. It’s nice that I can just agree with people.  Hey Harper, I like strawberry ice cream and I’m like #MeToo. I love social media!

Keri’s Verdict:  These matchups are very simple to describe. These are the “titles are not going to change hands because of Mania but we still want to see what both people are capable of in a championship match setting.” The US title match is as Anonyruss said a way for Roode to work with a heel like Randy. As for the women’s title match, this is Ruby’s chance to see if she belongs in the title picture. Now to award this week’s question number 4 point. I don’t know where Harper was going with her response but she does bring up a good point with Shinsuke. And Anonyruss’ answer really is on point so one point to him.


  1.  The Cruiserweight tournament has officially begun. Who do you got and why?

Anonyruss:  Wait, they did? When did that happen?  Let me go check what and who. Ok, back from checking. They certainly did.  Man, I keep telling myself to watch 205, but Smackdown has sucked so hard that by the end I just don’t want to watch any more wrestling that week.  Alright, so I’m taking TJP. They seemed to want to get behind him when the whole 205 thing started, but because the show was just starting and TJP couldn’t be himself they lost interest in him.  Recently it has seemed that he has had a bit of a resurgence as a heel. I like it! So I’m taking him to go ahead and win another WWE based tournament.

Harper Lee:  I’ll tell you who isn’t winning it, Hideo Itami.  He is one of the most underutilized talents currently  I think they need to start a new era with Enzo and RIch officially gone.  I was going to pick Tony Nese….and he’s already out. Sigh. Fine, I will go with the first ever UK champion Tyler Bate……and he’s already out.  Well, I am going with Akira Tozawa….and he’s out. What the heck is going on? Honestly, look at the bracket and tell if you would rather watch the current participants including Buddy Murphy, or if you would rather see a tournament with all of the losers of the first round.  If I ask you, do you want Cedric, TJP, Roderick, Kalisto, Mustafa, Buddy, Drew Gulak, and Mark Andrews or would you rather have Gran Metalik, Tyler Bate, Hideo, Lince Dorado, Jack Gallagher, Daivari, Tony Nese, and Akira? If that doesn’t get me a point, I do not know what will.  I think Cedric is winning.

Keri’s Verdict:  There have been some shocking upsets in this tournament and it seems like they may be taking this division in a new direction. It’s not like the old way was really working anyways and honestly, I think that belt may be cursed at this point. But with that said, I’m picking Mr. Alexa Bliss, Buddy Murphy to win this thing. Why you ask? Because he made his debut in this tournament for a reason and I think the title is the reason why he debuted. So, time to award a point and you know what I can decide on this question. We have negativity on Harper side which is really unlike her and I’m just not feeling Anonyruss’ answer either. So, I’m going to do a blog first and award no points for this question.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.

Anonyruss:  It feels like Elimination Chamber should be a decent PPV, but something just feels off.  I’m not sure what it is, but I’m just not feeling this PPV. Don’t get me wrong I’ll watch it and I’m sure there will be several matches that will be great, but I just don’t have that same vibe I get when I watch other PPV’s on The Road to WrestleMania.  

Harper Lee:  I would like to see WWE eliminate all PPV’s between the Royal Rumble and Wrestlemania.  It would force them to book intelligently instead of changing their minds at the last second and make stupid decisions, like Cena winning the belt suddenly last year or my man Luke being an afterthought.  This would force WWE to provide solid weekly shows on the Road to Wrestlemania. Or give us a 205 exclusive PPV and UK only PPV instead of RAW or Smackdown. This would still give us PPV’s, but a nice change of pace.  Come on, you know you would like to see an all UK or 205 PPV.

Keri’s Final Verdict:  I like Harper’s idea of having story building for the biggest show of the year. This is the “road to WrestleMania” and we don’t know what the matches are yet or why we should care about the said matchups. Enough of these PPVs between Rumble and Mania. Seriously WWE, you have your biggest shows of the year in a little over a month and you really need to build for that. Why you ask? Because, as of right now (and if you believe the internet), the most anticipated match of the weekend isn’t even in your promotion. With that said, one point for Harper and with that point the win. I couldn’t agree with you more, Harper.  Creative needs to be creative again.


Final Thoughts:  

Anonyruss:  I really have no final thoughts this week.  Check out Keri’s though. She has some deep thoughts and they are not Jack Handy’s.  

Harper Lee:  Sometimes taking a step back from what we are most passionate about is important.  It does offer some clarity. We do get obsessive at times. Whether it be Russell on Are You Not Kentertained with Seth’s flaming pants, or Kent with Filipino transvestites, or Keri with her Asian-itis, it’s good to take a step back and realize that this isn’t the end of the world.  When Cena wins #17, people are going to be mad. Make no mistake about it, every single guy with double-digit title runs have had numerous lousy runs that were short lived and not memorable, and that includes the Nature Boy. Really there is only one thing that ever mattered. Whoever slays the Beast in April will be my hero.  I am hoping it is Braun because Brock did the one thing that should never have been done.

Keri:  So, last week I went to a very, very dark place on this blog and I may have ruined Mania for some of our readers. And for that, I apologize and would like to thank Harper for making me realize how scary I was becoming. And no, the fact that I was growing a rather long neckbeard had nothing to do with it (even though it was rather unsightly). It’s just that I’ve been watching what is happening with my beloved Bullet Club right now and I have to admit that the negativity and bad vibes from that storyline translated itself over into my blogging. Then, I watched this week’s episode of BTE (Being the Elite, for those of you who don’t know) and had an epiphany while I watched a chair thrown by Cody at Kenny sail by with Tama Tonga in the background. What I noticed in this particular scene was not the chair being thrown or the individuals in the scuffle but Tama sitting there with his sunglasses on looking like he could give two fucks less about what was going on in front of him. And seeing his reaction to everything got me thinking, why do I care about this so much? Why am I so affected by all this negativity and bad vibes?  Then I thought you know what I think should be more like Tama. And you know what that is exactly what I’m going to do. Team Kenny or Team Cody? I’m sure some of you out there have chosen your side in this Bullet Club Civil War. But for me, all I have to say is I don’t care anymore and quite frankly it’s all just getting a little too silly for me. All I will say though is may the best man win. (Kent: So the Bullet Club is stealing more from the NWO?  We can’t forget Black and White vs Wolfpack. Christ, just go watch the NWO story on WWE Network and save some time.  I’d say that Kenny is more Wolfpack and Cody is Black and White OG NWO. I’m not saying that it’s bad, but this feels like more copying.)


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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – February 12 & 13, 2017 Braun Can Sing?

Here we go, the build to Elimination Chamber is ON!  We get more qualifiers, and Smackdown tried to keep things going.  It was an okay week.  We talk about that plus much more.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed the MMC and the other big topics of the week.   Please enjoy.

  1.  The second chance four way became a second chance five way on RAW and now Balor and Rollins are in the Elimination Chamber match. Discuss this development.

Anonyruss:  This has been a terrible two weeks for me.  First, my boy Jordan was unable to compete last week and I just didn’t know how to deal with it.  So I did what most logical people would do. I took the week off from blogging to mourn. This week I hear Jordan is going to be out for several months and will miss WrestleMania!  I don’t know if I can take this! Still it is my job to blog so I can’t just take several months off, you’d all miss my insight too much. As for the Fatal Five Way. The match was great, but man WWE is devoid of creativity.  Rollins is my second guy behind Jordan so any time we can get him in a major match in a PPV I’m all for it. Unfortunately, they couldn’t figure out a more creative way to get Rollins in it other than “yea, our plans for you blew up, so… why not insert yourself into a second chance match… even though you never got a first chance.”  Whatever, Rollins is in, he isn’t winning, but I hope this will lead to a big match at Mania.

Harper Lee:  I’m pretty sure this is similar to have my daddy won my mom’s heart.  He fought his 4 brothers. He was victorious. It’s good that he and another brother didn’t share the victory.  Could you imagine that? They would have needed a bigger bed. I am so happy that my man Finn is in this. Something felt different about Seth this week, I can’t quite put my finger on it, but he seemed in a better place.  I am happy for both men. It was my favorite match of the week.

Keri’s Verdict:  I’m glad to see both Rollins and Balor getting an opportunity to be more than just an afterthought. With that said though, the cynic in me knows that they are cannon fodder in this match and that they are just there is make Roman look strong. Seriously, how many guys are needed in a match to make that guy look strong? Perhaps he is not the right choice to be the guy, WWE.  With that said, time for me to award points. Harper has me intrigued with her southern courtship rituals so she gets a point here.


  1.  Elias and Braun had a great segment on RAW involving musical instruments. Discuss this segment.

Anonyruss:  Elias and Braun are out there proving that the future for WWE is still pretty bright.  This was a great stuff. Braun is not only a monster but he is amazingly humorous. If this guy doesn’t become one of the biggest names in WWE history I will be shocked.  He has all the tools and uses them better than the majority of the roster. Elias is a great heel. He knows how to turn a crowd. Considering how “new” he is to the main roster that is impressive.  These two need to have a feud soon, perhaps over a belt of some kind.

Harper Lee:  Elias is growing on me, especially with him and Bayley, but Braun is my man and did you see the size of his instrument?  Plus did you see the size of that cello. Oh my my my. I want to spend days getting lost in that man’s beard while he sings to me.  I loved his singing voice. I would love to see these 2 guys feud more. They have great chemistry.

Keri’s Verdict:  I’m entertained by both guys. Here are two guys that the WWE is doing great things with in terms of building their star power. I hope this continues and we see them in a title picture very soon. I will take any title picture at this point. Now to award points. I like Anonyruss’ idea of having a feud between these two and for that creativity I award a point.


  1.  Let me see if I got all of this straight. Corbin and Ziggler were supposed to have a match on Smackdown to see who would be added to the WWE championship match at Fastlane with Styles, Owens, and Zayn. Then Owens and Zayn attached Corbin and Ziggler, which resulted in matches between all four parties which would either put the winner in the WWE championship match and the loser being taken out of the match. And now we have a fatal five way at Fast Lane. This is confusing. Explain this to me.

Anonyruss:  Smackdown was garbage this week.  They made terrible messes out of their stories.  This was a complete cluster fuck, but at least now we can kind of downplay KO vs Sami.  Though is their endgame to get KO vs Sami at Mania? Or are they still trying to get Shane and someone vs. KO and Sami?  I don’t know, but Smackdown better get their shit together. The matches were very good I can at least say that. However, great matches can only go so far on shitty stories. So Smackdown start packing it into a neat little ball and get your shit together!

Harper Lee:  I am confused.  That’s 4 bad guys vs an AJ Styles.  But Baron and Dolph got some crowd reaction.  I am so confused. Keri, you’re confused, I’m confused, but I must admit, I loved the chaos and I think that this will be a much better match than the one at the Royal Rumble.  Dolph deserves a chance to show the world what he can do. I don’t know about Baron. His hairline is pretty bad. Grow a beard and maybe we can talk.

Keri’s Verdict:  Honestly, I stopped caring about Kami about two weeks ago. This is pointless and we know its leading to Sami vs KO at Mania. You want to know how I know this because this is how we got KO vs Jericho last year. WWE should be using this time to build Styles vs Nakamura. There is a rich history between these two that they could be utilizing as part of the build for this match. But they won’t and they will throw something sloppy together at the last minute. I mean I’m excited for this match up either way so storyline doesn’t matter to me but for the rest of the fans out there sloppy booking could be a disaster for this match. WWE, honestly, should look at what is being done right now with Omega and Cody to see how to build a storyline feud. The way this story is being told, you as a fan care and are excited to see what happens next between both guys and I’m not just saying that because I’m a huge Omega fan. I wish WWE had storytelling like this and if they did I may actually want to watch their product. Anyways, points time. I award Anonyruss a point here because I agree with him Smackdown creative (and RAW creative) need to get their act together or the match of Wrestlemania weekend won’t happen at Takeover or Mania, it will happen at Supercard of Honor.


  1.  Ronda Rousey is signing her RAW contract at Elimination Chamber. Was this the right move? Discuss.

Anonyruss:  You know what the right move is?  Watching the Olympics. Man it is fun to see all those different sports you don’t get to see very often.  My personal favorite is all the trick style skiing and snowboarding. So much fun. Oh, Rousey singing her contract at Elimination Chamber?  I DON’T GIVE A FUCK!

Harper Lee:  OMG, YESSSS!!! I can’t wait.  She is going to be so amazing.  I got so excited seeing her show up at the Royal Rumble.  I love that she pays tribute to Roddy Piper. Have you ever seen They Live or Hell Comes to Frogtown?  They are fantastic, and I thank Kent for those recommendations. Ronda is such a brilliant girl. They just need to keep her and Asuka away from each other for a year.  SO excited!!! Girlish squeal!!!

Keri’s Verdict:  I’m with Anonyruss here and therefore he gets the point. I don’t care about this signing. It’s a publicity stunt nothing more nothing less. She is not a wrestler and has no proven track record. This is a slap in the face to the women who are busting their asses on the main roster and down in developmental. She is on the list of things that are wrong with the WWE right now (along with Cena and Lesnar) and she hasn’t even “wrestled” her first match.


  1.  There are rumors that a draft will happen after Wrestlemania. Who would you like to see go where? Pick 5 wrestlers only.

Anonyruss:  Man the way Smackdown is going I don’t really want to see anyone go over to that Kiss of Death.  Still, I’ve been asked so I will do my work. First, AJ Styles needs to get over to RAW. Yes he is the King of Smackdown, but I’d rather be a pauper on RAW than the King of Shitsville.  Becky needs a trade in the worst way. She is wasted on Smackdown and needs new life. Rousey needs to get moved over to Smackdown, if a talent ever needed development it is her. Besides then she can be on with Charlotte and I only have to ignore one shows women’s division.   In an effort to try and save Smackdown I’d trade over The Miz. He and Daniel Bryan have amazing chemistry and it would be nice for them to flip the script for once and finally have the authority be the face and the talent be the heel. Finally I’d trade Luke Harper to RAW. He is talent that is wasted.  I know that might not change much on RAW, but he has more exposure on that show.

Harper Lee:  I think Baron and Elias would be a fine trade off.I would consider Finn, Becky, and Sasha. Also, Bayley, sorry Keri, but heel Sasha vs face Bayley is money and Smackdown women need a lot of help.  Send Carmella to RAW. She needs a change of scenery. Sorry, I know that’s 7, but girl power!!!!!!

Keri’s Verdict:  First let me say, I like Harper’s suggestions and positivity so I award her a point. Here is what I would do if there is a draft. For the men, I would swap Rusev, Big E (we need to break up New Day, they are stagnant), and Baron to RAW for Miz, Balor, and Rollins. All three match up well with Styles and they could have a great WWE title division especially given that Sami and KO are already there. Now for the women, I would send Becky and Carmella to RAW and move Bayley and maybe Nia to Smackdown. We need some talent that could actually take the belt off of Charlotte and Carmella and Becky are wasted on Smackdown.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.:

Anonyruss:  Jordan! WHY!  My entire Mania season has been destroyed.  This young talent is going to miss the biggest show of the year.  I just wish for him a speedy recovery, because WWE isn’t the same without him.  

Harper Lee:  I think Apollo Crews has proven that he can hang with the big boys and I would like to see him featured in more matches.  Have him go the Jason Jordan route of losing but gaining respect. I would like to see him eventually get a cocky persona.  I could fantasy book this, but you can see any number of ways to do this. I think they should revisit Titus and Apollo vs The Bar and start from there, and have Titus become the one who keeps losing.

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats Anonyruss on this week’s win!


Final Thoughts:  

Anonyruss:  It’s been a tough two weeks for me, but I am a fighter.  I loved wrestling before Jordan and I will continue to love it when Jordan becomes the commissioner of RAW after he retires, just like his dad.   I will make it through this and focus myself on other talents until Jordan returns. Braun and Elias should be able to fill the whole that Jordan left.  When he returns things will be right with the world.

Harper Lee:  Keri is getting dark over there.  I like to look at things on the bright side.  Injuries can always happen and cause matches to change.  Deep down inside, we all became wrestling fans because of WWE.  I know that it is predictable, but all of wrestling is largely predictable if you have been watching long enough.  It’s like rewatching a film that you love. The Princess Bride has been great all 47 times that I have seen it. I know what’s going to happen, and I am fine with that.  I feel that sometimes you have to just enjoy the ride with life in general, or else you get sucked into the negativity. I have faith that our dear leader, Keri, will find it in her to come back.  To quote a song that I happen to love,

Crawling through mud, what’s the difference
When you come out on the other side?”

Keri, please come out on the other side.


Keri:  Confession time. I’m no longer watching WWE. I just don’t see the point of watching since everything is predictable. Braun is going to do Braun things (Not that I have a problem with that at all. He really is the best thing on RAW and deserves the title more than Roman), Cena and Reigns are going to be booked strong and bury the rest of the roster in the process, Sami and KO will continue to drive a wedge between Bryan and Shane, and the cruiserweight, mid-card, women and tag divisions will have matches that will feel like afterthoughts. See I just summarized RAW and Smackdown for the past three weeks and probably next week’s show. You’re welcome. Now you don’t have to watch.  Also, here is what will happen in the main events at Wrestlemania: Roman wins the title from Brock, Nakamura wins the title from AJ, Asuka wins the title from Charlotte, Nia wins the title from Bliss, and Cena beats Taker. There you go. Now you don’t have to watch Mania either. And, your welcome for me giving you 7 hours of your life back. See how easy that was.


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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – February 5 & 6, 2017 Rusev vs Roodsev

Here we go, the build to Elimination Chamber is ON!  We get more qualifiers, and Smackdown tried to keep things going.  It was an okay week.  We talk about that plus much more.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed the MMC and the other big topics of the week.   Please enjoy.

Hey everyone, this is Kent.  Anonyruss contacted me and asked for some time off, so I obliged.  I thought, maybe I should step in during his absence and take on my star pupil, the beautiful Haper Lee.  This is gonna be like Star Wars, minus the light sabers and special effects…..and story….and acting. Ahhh fudge it.


  1.  Let’s talk Elimination Chamber, shall we? Roman is in, Elias earned the #6 chamber spot, and next week we have a second chance fatal four-way match. Discuss all of these developments.

Kent:  Oh yay, Old Drippy is in the EC.  I don’t see ANY way that he possibly wins and moves on to take on Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania.  The WWE would never be so obtuse with their freshly squeezed garbage juice writing. Come the fuck on, just surprise us for once WWE!  It won’t kill you to not push Roman against Brock AGAIN for the 3rd or 4th time. We have seen it. We would all rather wear Seth Rollins’ pants out in public than to see this match again.  I would like to see Bray win it next week, but Finn seems likely. Apollo is my dark horse…..oh sit. Am I even allowed to say that anymore? Screw it, I am picking Apollo. Fuck Finn, and especially fuck FTBC and their clubs about bullets.(Keri: Oh yeah, well FTR) (Kent: It’s nice to be back.)

Harper Lee:  You know how I feel about this.  I am behind Roman 100% with his nice hair and rippling muscles upon muscles.  Oh, but Braun is in it. I don’t even care about next week’s match, although I will feign interest in it when Keri inevitably asks about it.  This is about Braun and Roman. I would love a double pin or double knock out. I think Brock vs Roman, vs Braun is the best main event that RAW can offer.  I am picking Finn to win next week’s match in case you were wondering. Those abs…..those abs. I need to go take a bath now.

Keri’s Verdict:  Well it’s refreshing to see Kent back and in his usual form. I’m couldn’t have said it better myself. This year’s RAW Mania main event has been telegraphed since well last year’s Mania. This is similar to the Okada vs Naito main event at this year’s Wrestle Kingdom which was building for well, years. Of course, in this case we will not get the build that match had or the quality of match that match was earlier this year but still both situations are sort of similar. With that said, I’m glad Finn will probably get a shot to be in this thing not that it’s going to matter. I just wish Braun could convince them that him main eventing Mania with Brock and Roman is a good thing. Oh well, time to award a point. So I would have given Kent the point here since he’s pretty much spot on. However, he insulted both the Balor and Bullet Club in one shot so the point goes to Harper. Sorry Kent but I’m a BC girl and that is, as they say, is for life.


  1.  Kurt Angle announced the participants for the women’s Elimination Chamber Match and Alexa came out and questioned the fairness Kurt’s decision making. Discuss this segment.

Kent:  Well, Alexa isn’t wrong.  Brock should be in this EC match or Alexa should be having a singles match while 6 women fight for the right to challenge her at Mania.  In all fairness, I am good with her being in the match because she deserves to be the historic, first time ever Women’s EC winner. Kurt’s segments have not been great lately.  The writing kinda sucks.

Harper Lee:  Oh, they are actually putting Alexa in a match?  It’s about time. I hope she gets beaten by Bayley.  I am on Kurt’s side of this particular argument. I know sexism when I see it, and it was during this segment.  I remember when I added pink to my hair. It looked so pretty. Apparently too pretty. After Daddy saw it, he gave me a really bad haircut.  On the plus side, I didn’t get spanked for awhile and none of the boys bothered me for about a year until I grew my hair out. Still, I did look pretty with the hair.  I know, it’s a sore subject for Kent, and that’s I brought it up. I’m taking you down this week big boy!

Keri’s Verdict:  Alexa in her promo made some good points about fairness and Brock. Seriously the guy is what is wrong with the WWE right now. Well, that and horrible booking but I digress. The first women’s EC is going to be good and I’m glad Alexa is getting the chance to take part in it. She should get to do something historic. I really hate that word. Anyways, time to award the point for this question. I’m going to award Kent a point here. He is pretty much spot on with his response.


  1.  It looks like we may be getting the Bludgeon Brothers vs the Usos at Fastlane or WrestleMania. Discuss this possibility.

Kent:  Yes, give it to me baby, uh huh uh huh. Yup, I am pretty fly for a white guy, and that’s why I shall beat Harper this week.I may have to verbally bludgeon her if she keeps acting U SOOO crazy.  As great as this division is, they do a poor job keeping the other teams looking relevant far too often. American Beta is still doing okay, but I have lost faith in them.  I think this particular matchup is money. I believe that they should already have chemistry when Roman and Bray feuded a couple of years ago. Bludgeon Brothers need to go over though.  They don’t need a huge reign, but they need to be put over to feel 2 legit to quit.

Harper Lee:  Oh I loved MC Hammer and his pants.  We were not allowed to have them in this household.  They were too flashy for Daddy’s tastes. I honestly thought that American Beta was going to take the belts off of the Usos.  In my opinion, I think that the WWE is afraid of how to keep The Uso’s relevant without the belts. You look at New Day and The Bar and they find ways to still be important without the belts.  That’s the true test for The Usos. They need to see how it goes, and Harper and Rowan are so deserving. Those beards….let’s just say that I got a little wet. I am in the bathroom getting ready to take a bath.  

Keri’s Verdict:  I’m intrigued by this potential feud. That’s really all I have to say about it. I’m in agreement with Harper here and that’s why she gets the point. It’s time to take the belt off the Usos to see if they can remain relevant. If they are booked properly, they could.


  1.  Smackdown had a US title match and a #1 friend vs friend match. Discuss both matches and the fallout from both. Also, where do you see this all heading?

Kent:  The WWE needs to make a Rusev Day calendar immediately and different shirts.  They have lightning in a bottle, and they need to see how much profit they can make.  I’d say over the past 2 or so year, tag teams are just as popular for merchandise as singles stars.  You have New Day, Enzo and Cass, Brad Maddox and Xavier Woods, The Hardly Boys, Breezedango, etc. Huh, Xavier got in there twice, and by there I meant that list, not something else.  On the flip side of the Paige, KO vs Sami will never be bad. I may get sick of it 6 months in, but they put on a show. I’m not really answering the question, but I have 2 matches that would really help KO at Mania that aren’t against Sami.  1. KO vs The Rock would be the best possible promo build up. You could also do a Rock N Sock vs Sami KO. Either way, that would be must-see for me. Since I doubt that WWE will reward KO for carrying the company this past year in a major way, here’s a reasonable match that would have the fans going crazy.  2. Sami KO vs Rusev Day. The promos would be exquisite, Rusev would have the crowd eating out of his hands, and KO would be a big enough heel to get Rusev over even more. KO and Rusev also work incredibly well together, and I feel like Sami and Aiden worked some matches or a feud in NXT. Please make this happen!

Harper Lee:  I loved that Bobby Roode vs Rusev match.  It was so much fun and had plenty of excitement.  This was a good matchup for Bobby and for Rusev. I assumed Bobby was winning, but would be okay if Rusev had won.  Both so hairy and handsome. I have to be honest, I didn’t like AJ vs KO in 2017. Adding Sami doesn’t change the dynamic enough for me.  I would rather have had Sami vs AJ with KO in a cage with Robocop guarding it and the Shockmaster as the special guest referee. I love the WWE network sometimes.

Keri’s Verdict:  A couple of things before I award a point. First, Kent, I believe they may already have Rusev Day calendars on WWE shop. Second, I wish they would leave my dream Styles vs Nakamura match alone and let that build properly. Come on WWE, please give me a reason to watch Mania this year because as of right now I would not get up at 2 am like I did for Wrestle Kingdom to watch Mania without this match in place. Ok, time to award a point. Harper mentioned the Shockmaster and Robocop in the same sentence so she gets the point and all other arguments are invalid.


  1. With groups like the New Day, Balor Club, Sanity, and the Undisputed Era, the question was posed as to whether or not the WWE would benefit from having a six-man tag division and title. What are your thoughts on this?

Kent:  No. The undisputed vanillas can go away.   They can’t even do well with their midcard divisions or 205 or the SDL Women.  No, pass.

Harper Lee:  I would watch this and be intrigued.  Unfortunately, how does that work? Would each brand have it’s own 6 man belt?   In theory, I like it, but in practice, I think I would also have to pass due to the logistics of it.  I do think it would give more guys an opportunity to shine, but how would you treat it on PPV? If some could really draw up a complete set of plans, I’d give it a shot.

Keri’s Verdict:  Other promotions out there have a six man tag division (ROH and NJPW) and it’s really entertaining. It gives everyone a chance to be seen by the fans which is a good thing. In the WWE you have talent that isn’t used and doesn’t appear on TV. Why not put them in stable and have a division where they can showcase their talents? I think it would be a good thing. Now for the final point of the week. Harper seems very open to the idea and that’s what I was looking for on this question. Therefore, she gets the point.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.:

Kent:  I think WWE is blowing it with Baron Corbin at the moment.  I would have put him in against AJ for one month. A loss is inevitable, but it would be a great set of matches and the feud would be fun.  What is he even doing now?

Harper Lee:  Give me more Finn, Gallows, and Anderson!!!!  Also, I need to hear both songs. They are both great.  Also, give us more Miz! He makes the show better.

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats Harper in this weeks win! I think ,Kent, the student has now become the master. Good job little padawan!


Final Thoughts:  

Kent:  This has been a long ass week.  We are on the road to Wrestlemania, and I find the road trip to get more and more boring every year.  Please make excited this year WWE!

Harper Lee:  I’m getting pretty excited for the Elimination Chamber matches now.  Also, the new show on the Network, I think it is Photoshoot or something to do with pictures or photos, well it’s good.  Eric Bischoff is actually a decent guy.

Keri:  For all of you Are You Not Kentertained? listeners out there, I’m afraid I got some bad news. You heard that in Bad News Barrett’s voice didn’t you? I knew you would. I will be taking a short hiatus from hosting the podcast to focus on finishing up my master’s degree. But don’t fret listeners it will be only for a short time and I will be back before you know it. Also, New Beginning in Osaka is this weekend and I’m hoping for a Los Ingobernables de Japon sweep.



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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – January 29 & 30, 2018 Rumble Hangover

Let’s face it, the Royal Rumble was disappointing, as was this week.  Elias and Rusev tried making this week less painful, as did Sasha Banks, putting in some work.   We talk about that plus much more.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed the MMC and the other big topics of the week.   Please enjoy.

  1.  Sasha tried this week on RAW to show everyone that she was ready for Asuka. Discuss this pairing and their match.

Anonyruss:  First, I just want to say Sasha is finally back!  I’ve been waiting a looooooong time for Sasha to finally get her Bossitude back, because she was seriously lacking as a face.  As for the match?  It was fantastic!   Yes, there were a few botched moves, but overall the match had some great back and forth and it was very brutal!  The crowd didn’t seem to care for the match until Sasha took her spill through the ropes.  Then they started to come to life.  Speaking of coming to life, it felt like Sasha also came back to life after the botch.  I don’t know if she felt like she had to prove something after almost killing herself, but we finally got to see a glimpse of the Sasha we all loved in NXT.  I really enjoyed watching these two and I can’t wait to see these two go at it again.  

Harper Lee:  Sasha reminds me a lot of John Cena.  When she wants to really work and show what she can do, she can still impress.  When given lesser matchups or feuds, she seems to phone them in.  I have heard that she used to very effective as a heel in NXT and I think I would like to see what Sasha could bring to the table doing that.  She is a face on the wrong brand.  Put her as a heel on Smackdown, and we could have something there.  Could you imagine her and Charlotte fighting for the belt.  That would be historic and probably the first time ever.  I am getting giddy thinking about it.  I also think I am sick. I hate flu season.

Keri’s Verdict:  I’ll be honest, even after her performance Monday night, I’m still done with Sasha. She had her moment and it has passed. If this the start of a heel turn for her, it’s too little too late in my opinion.  Anyways, it’s time to award a point. I’m going to have award a point to Anonyruss on this one. Charlotte and Sasha has been done too many times for that to be interesting and for that I cannot award a point.


  1.  We had three Elimination Chamber qualifying matches this week with Braun, Elias, and John Cena advancing to the Elimination Chamber match. Discuss the results.

Anonyruss:  I like how this years Elimination Chamber is being used to find a #1 contender for Wrestlemania, instead of the normal belt defence.  It makes the match feel more important.  Unfortunately, it also makes it predictable as hell when it comes to the winner (*cough*RomanReigns*cough*) As for the qualifying matches:  Braun vs Kane wasn’t exactly match of the year stuff, but Braun continues to do Braun things and that is always entertaining.  I know that one day Braun won’t be able to top himself,  I just hope that day is a very long time away.  Elias vs Matt was nothing to write home about either.  I am glad that Elias will get a chance to be in a high profile match.  That is about all I can say for this match.  Cena vs Balor was a great match!  I know #LolCenawins pisses everyone off, but let’s look at the bright side.  We all know Balor wasn’t going to win the Elimination Chamber Match (neither is Cena.)  So I am not as concerned about him taking a clean loss to Cena.  What was nice, though, was that Balor came out of the match looking like a million dollars!  He took the fight to Cena and put on one hell of a good match.  I’m hoping that they are starting to move Balor to the IC Title scene because he would make an excellent champ.  

Harper Lee:  My man Braun is in this match.  Yippy Kay Yay Mother…..well, I can’t finish that or else Daddy may spank me.  I don’t know why, but it seems like once I turned 18, Daddy spanks me a lot more.  He always seems to carry something in his pocket now and it pokes, very uncomfortable.  Do any other 25 year old girls go through this?  It’s like a cucumber or something.  Just have a pickle already!  Now I just have to hope that ROman makes it in and I will be taking a very long bath that night… know, to get my hair as wet as his.  I also want to see what Braun can do to the actual Elimination chamber.  Nobody better hurt that man’s beautiful beard.  I have named his beard Cornelius.  

Keri’s Verdict:  For the record, I want to say I’m sick of Cena and I’m convinced that him, Brock, and any other part timer that WWE wants to wheel out are what is wrong with the current product. That and horrendous booking. With that said, the match was good with him and Finn but I’m just bored with the same old ending. I’m good with Elias and Braun getting the opportunity to possibly be number one contender. They won’t be because Brock vs Roman has been in play for a year now but it’s still nice to see. And with that said, a point must be awarded at this time. I’m starting to worry about Harper’s well being so I award her a point for that and praising all things Braun. I have chosen to ignore the Roman part of her answer. To each their own, I guess.


  1.  Happy Rusev Day!!!! Rusev is the #1 contender for the United States Championship. Discuss this win.

Anonyruss:  This was the best Rusev Day yet!  Rusev has been getting great reactions from the crowd lately (just watch the beginning of the Rumble.)  So I think this is the WWE’s way of giving him a push.  I love that it is going to be Bobby vs Rusev for the United States Championship.  There are so many different directions they can go, with most of those directions being great for everyone involved.  This will also be a great test for the Glorious One.  I’ve been saying this since I took over blog duties.  Roode needs a defining rivalry.  I think Rusev is the perfect foil for him.  I just hope that WWE feels the same way.    

Harper Lee:  I am so jealous.  I heard that Kent got Keri a Happy Rusev Day shirt for Christmas, and that she did the same for him.  I want one too!!! Maybe next year.  I want to celebrate Rusev Day in style.  I’m stuck wearing my brother Eric’s hand me downs.  I have this Stone Cold Steve Austin shirt and it says Fock Fear, Drink Beer.  What the heck is Fock?  Is it like Meet The Fockers.  That  Ben Stiller is one funny man.  He makes me giggle.  I also LOVED There’s Some About Mary.  Why do you build me up….Buttercup.  Ohhhh, now I want a Reese Peanut Butter Cup.  I bet Rusev and Lana share Peanut Butter Cups.  I am so happy for Rusev.  He’s handsome!

Keri’s Verdict:  It’s a Happy Rusev Day. Yes it is readers. I like that booking made this choice. It’s about time. With that said, let’s award points. Both Anonyruss and Harper did great this week on this question. But I have to give Harper a slight edge and the point for a couple of reasons. First, peanut butter cups. Need I say more? Also, someone needs to get this poor girl a Rusev Day shirt. Everyone should be able to celebrate Rusev day in style.


  1.  Next week we have Sami Zayn vs. KO for a chance to face AJ at Fastlane and I’m seriously starting to experience Deja Vu. Is this going to be the Festival of Friendship storyline all over again or am I just crazy? Discuss.

Anonyruss:  This is a ridiculous question!  Of course it is going to be different!  I mean first of all the Festival of friendship involved KO and JerichO, there was no Sami Zayn involved.  Secondly,  If you recall Sami from Thursday he mentioned that this wasn’t about friendship.  It is business. They can set aside their friendship for business purposes.  Do you think WWE is so devoid of creativity that they would rehash an old story?  I mean it isn’t like this is about two best friends who, up to this point, helped each other and then when the friendship stopped being beneficial to one of them they turn on the other like the Festival of Friendship storyline did.  I can’t believe you would dare say something negative about WWE creative!  HAHAHA Psych!  Yes of course this is the exact same story WWE Creative sucks!  

Harper Lee:  Festival of Friendship…..huh?   Oh, I talked to Kent, he explained the whole story with KO and Y2J.  I’m sitting here thinking, that’s stupid.  Last year they just copied what they are doing now.  But wait, how could they copy this Sami and KO storyline?  Oh God, the WWE has discovered time travel.  We are DOOMED!!!!  I fear for KO because Vince may be disappointed in him again at Wrestlemania.  That would make sad.  I also don’t think Kent has much of a social life.  He is always around when I contact him.  

Keri’s Verdict:  All I have to say is old storylines are so exciting. Why yes, I am being sarcastic thank you for asking.  Oh, and Anonyruss gets the point. See I spent as much time on this verdict as booking did on this storyline.


  1.  Ronda Rousey made her debut at the Royal Rumble and reportedly has signed a multi-year deal with the WWE. Discuss this big news story.

Anonyruss:  Wow, Ronda Rousey made her thrilling debut on WWE at the Royal Rumble!  In other big and exciting news I farted and it smelled like rotten eggs.  I don’t give a shit (thats why i mentioned farts.) about Ronda Rousey.  I disliked her in UFC and I’m sure I’ll dislike her in the WWE.  I hope she is a huge flop and is gone by the end of the year.  I know what you are saying, “But Anonyruss you should give her a chance.”  To you who is saying that I have another fart for you. *PFFFFFFFFBBBBBBTTTTTT*    Ahhhhhhhh!  Smells like Rousey.  Also, I’m taking a “Paige” out of Kent’s play book.  Whenever I am asked about her, I’m going to refer to Future Man on Hulu.  Man that show is hilarious!  Seriously, if you have Hulu, start watching it.  You won’t be disappointed.  

Harper Lee:  Now this is something I know.  You see, Daddy steals, I mean USED to steal cable from the neighbors, I mean never stole, legally purchased all of the UFC see fights, so I have seen all of Ronda’s matches.  This girl is one bad lady in the ring.  She is going to hurt somebody in the WWE.  These girls are wrestlers, but Ronda is a real fighter.  We may as well just have Paul Heyman be her advocate.  Right?  This girl is going to be tough to beat.  I’m not even sure if Asuka can handle Rowdy Ronda……wait a second, is she just stealing this whole thing from Rowdy Roddy Piper?  That’s not cool Ronda.  I mean, if you have a problem with it, take it up with Anonyruss…..yeah.

Keri’s Verdict:  So, the main problem I have with this signing is that Ronda is going straight to the main roster based on her name alone. What has she done wrestling wise to earn that spot? She should have to earn that spot like everyone else. But, as we all know WWE doesn’t think that way and they showed that in spades with how they booked her debut. Oh well, time to award a point and I’m going to have to award that point to Anonyruss. While I’m kinda grossed out by his response, I also agree with it.


Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.:  

Anonyruss:  I don’t have much to add to this.  It was one hell of a week for Wrestling, but I am more concerned with the fact that Jason Jordan has a neck injury!  He barely participated in his match at the Rumble and he wasn’t even seen on RAW.  First of all,  WWE I don’t care if he is injured you need to make sure he is on EVERY RAW, ALWAYS!  It doesn’t have to be much.  Even if it is just him coming on to give us a status update.  I needs my Jordan fix!  Jason, if you read this speedy recovery buddy!  

Harper Lee:  Lita still can’t hit a moonsault.

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats Anonyruss on this week’s win!


Final Thoughts:  

Anonyruss:  Seriously, I hope Jason gets back on his feet from this injury and comes back in top form!  Ready to annoy the fools who don’t see his genius!  

Harper Lee:  I’m tired.  Also, what does Fock Fear mean?

Keri: So, as some of you may have heard, there is a civil war brewing right now within the Bullet Club and the Elite. On one side you have Cody and the other you have Kenny Omega and it all ends with a match between the two at Supercard of Honor. Seriously, look into this people, it’s the best storyline going on in wrestling right now. With that said, as you all know, I’m a fan of all things Bullet Club (and the Elite) so I felt I owed it to you, the readers, to say where my allegiance lies. Well, surprise, surprise I’m not on Team Kenny. I know it’s shocking right.  But that also doesn’t mean I’m on team Cody either. Actually, I’m not taking a side in this particular storyline and I’m going to sit back and watch this all play out in the ring and on Being the Elite because I’m that entertained right now. And also choosing Team anything is kinda silly I’m my opinion.



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The Wrestling 9 Deuce – January 22 & 23, 2018 – RAW turns 25

Hi, Kent here.  We are ramping up for the Royal Rumble, but prior to that, we have RAW’s 25th anniversary.  This week, WWE crowned a new US Champion, with Bobby Roode winning it.  We talk about that plus much more.  Over on our podcast, Are You Not Kentertained we discussed the MMC and the other big topics of the week.   Please enjoy.


  1.  Overall, on a scale of 1 to 5, what would you rate RAW 25? Explain your rating.

Anonyruss:  I’m giving RAW 25 a 4.  There were so many good things that happened.  Seeing Vince as the old Megalomaniac was a real treat.  Stone Cold Stunners are also a welcome sight.  The poker game was a fun way to show how the older and younger talents interact, plus it was just great fun.  The DX segment was really great too.  X-Pac looked great as did Razor.  I hope that the beat down The Revival received helps elevate them in the future, but it was nice to see the Balor club get a rub.  I couldn’t give this a perfect score because it wasn’t perfect.  It left a lot to be desired.  I’m all for the nostalgia aspect that we received, but I do tune in to watch the matches as well as the stories and the matches left a lot to be desired.  With the exception of the IC title match, the rest of the matches were boring and it made the night drag.  

Harper Lee:  5 easily.  I had so much fun!  The poker game throughout the night was great!  There were so many fun moments.  I know that’s what the night was supposed to be, and I felt that it delivered by and large.  I know that the smarks will find a way to overanalyze this and nitpick and talk themselves into believing that this was bad somehow.  They are the problem with wrestling fans.  This was meant to be a fun show with minimal story progression.  It’s like how sitcoms use to do clip shows.  If you had an issue with this, then stop watching.  Just stop.  You cannot be appeased.  I gave it a 5 because it was 100% pure nostalgia.  I can’t really complain too much..

Keri’s Verdict:  I’m going to give the show a 4. It was good for the nostalgia factor and that’s really what this show was about if you think about it. It had its great moments (Stone Cold, Jericho, DX/Balor Club, and the APA). And then there were the not so great moments (Women’s segments, Taker promo). Anyways, enough of me rambling. Your reading this to find out who gets the point from me and not to read my opinion. So, I thought a lot about this and Harper is just so optimistic and happy I feel as if that needs to be rewarded. So, one point Harper.


  1.  What was your favorite segment from RAW 25?

Anonyruss:  You may not know this about me, but I was a huge Stone Cold Steve Austin fan in my younger days.  That first segment with the McMahons and Austin was fantastic and it brought to mind a lot of great memories.  

Harper Lee:  I don’t know if this counts, but the whole poker game was my favorite, but it was multiple segments.  As for just one cohesive segment, Jericho and Elias felt brilliant.  Jericho just has a certain gift, and Elias is money at the moment.

Keri’s Verdict:  I had a couple of favorite segments from RAW 25. My first was the interaction between Jericho and Elias. I want a feud between them in the future if Jericho ever comes back to the WWE for any length of time. Also, I love that he wore the Alpha Club shirt during that segment. As for my second favorite, I have to say that I enjoyed the “torch passing” segment between DX/ the Kliq and the Balor Club. That segment was very enjoyable and hopefully means big things for the Balor Club in the future. Now time to award the point for this question. Well, this was a tough one because both responses really are on point. You know what everyone gets a point.


  1.  What was your least favorite segment from RAW 25?

Anonyruss: I’m going to say the very last thing they did with Braun, Brock, and Kane.  It missed the mark big time.  I get it, they fell behind on time and needed to make it shorter, but man did it make Kane look like a non-factor in the match he is going to be in on Sunday.  It just felt rushed and stupid.  Why bring all those guys out to the ring just to have them watch as Braun walked past those guys?  Oh well here is to Braun losing another match he would most assuredly win if WWE wasn’t stuck on Roman vs. Brock at Mania.  

Harper Lee:  That segment where Hulk Hogan didn’t come out.  Whatever Anonyruss says isn’t as important as Hogan.  It’s time for The Hulkster to be given a second chance.  I remember my daddy showing me so many of Hogan’s matches, and while they may seem very paint by numbers now, so did Flair’s, but he is universally praised.  Hogan should have been there.

Keri’s Verdict:  I only have one question in regards to my least favorite segment on RAW 25 and that is, where was Lita? Seriously, when you think of women’s wrestling on RAW especially during the Attitude Era, you think Trish and Lita. They were the first women to main event the show and you invite one of them but not the other yet include the uninvited one on all promotional materials for the show. Bad form WWE. Anyways, time to award points. I’m going to award a point to Anonyruss here. He’s gotta a point on this segment. It was thrown together and gave the fans in attendance and those watching at home very little to get excited about on what was also a go home show for the Rumble. Yeah, I know the title match isn’t what is important on Sunday but still a segment that generated intrigue would have been nice. (Kent: Lita sucks.  That is all.)


  1.  The Miz is once again Intercontinental Champion. Discuss this title change.

Anonyruss:  What a match!  This was definitely a highlight of the night.  Both Roman and The Miz are great in-ring and they delivered.  At first, I was kind of hoping that The Miz would lose and that he could go on to a program that included another major title that has barely been seen since WrestleMania.  Then I thought to myself, that’s Russ thinking.  I am clearly not Russ because if I was Russ then my name wouldn’t be Anonyruss.  Anyway!  I think this was the best thing for The Miz.  He clearly is one of the best things happening in wrestling right now and he deserves to have a belt.  Since the Red belt won’t be available for many months this was the right call.  Let’s hope they put him in a fantastic feud in the near future and that The Miz gets a great opponent for Mania.  

Harper Lee:  Finally, an intercontinental champion with dry hair!  I kid, I kid, I would love for Roman to spear m…..I mean, believe that!  Yeah.  It’s a good thing Daddy doesn’t understand how to use the internet yet.  I think that The Miz is a total jerk, and I wanted Daniel Bryan to backhand him so much.  The odd thing is that I think that this may have made more sense from a story standpoint.  I just don’t really like the Miz’s attitude.  I hope Roman wins the Royal Rumble.

Keri’s Verdict:  The outcome of this match was kinda predictable if you think about it. Roman is winning the Universal title at Mania so he had to drop the IC title eventually. Again, we have WWE with its predictable booking being well predictable. Sigh. Anyways, with that said, Miz always does a good job making the IC title relevant and meaningful so this was a good move. I would like to see who he faces off with next for the title to see exactly what WWE’s plan is for the title. I would also like to see if putting the Universal Title on Roman at Mania is going to do anything to legitimize that title. I’m going to go with no but I challenge WWE to prove me wrong. Alright, now time to award points. I’m going to have to award a point to Anonyruss here for one reason and one reason only. He did not suggest that Roman should win the Royal Rumble. While he probably will and Philly will burn as a result, he doesn’t need that win. He’s already won it in the past and his date with Brock is pretty much set in stone. Why not give that rub to someone who actually needs it?


  1.  The Men and Women’s Royal Rumble is this Sunday (just in case you haven’t heard). Tell me who you think should win and who probably will win each Rumble.

Anonyruss:  Alright let’s talk about the Women’s Royal Rumble match:  Who I want to win:  Becky:  It seems like a no-brainer.  She is the most underutilized talent in the entire WWE (and yes I’m including the men, even Cesaro.)  She deserves to win it.  Who is going to win:  Asuka.  I just can’t see the WWE playing up her undefeated streak this entire time just to have it disappear in the Rumble.  Also, I’m fine with her winning it; she is deserving.  Men’s Royal Rumble:  Who I want to win: I’d love to say my man Jason Jordan, but I am 99% sure he isn’t in it this year.  So I would like to see Finn Balor win the whole thing.  He never got his title rematch and this could be a way of making it up to him.  Since we all know that isn’t happening who is going to win:  Roman Reigns:  I’m not a hater of Roman, he deserves that spot he is in, but come on WWE!  This has been telegraphed since WrestleMania last year!  Can’t you change your damn minds and give us something unexpected?  

Harper Lee:  It’s going to be herstoric!  I think that maybe Becky should win.  She seems incredibly overlooked on Smackdown.  She’s way better than what they currently have.  Why does Kent always talk about The Walking Dead on the podcast?  I don’t get it.  I think Asuka is the winner, but Bayley would be the smartest option.  Bayley could be such a role model, but she needs this boost.  Asuka can afford to get eliminated and not be hurt by it.  As for the men, there are so many options.  It feels like it’s been awhile since a younger guy got this big push.I would like to see Baron or Shinsuke quite frankly.  Both match up with AJ quite well, providing that my man AJ retains his belt.  I am predicting Bobby Lashley to win.  Why not?

Keri’s Verdict:  Starting with the women, I think Becky should win but Asuka will probably win (provided we don’t get a Ronda surprise on Sunday). And for the men, I would like to see Shinsuke win only because I want a reason to want to watch Mania and Styles vs Nakamura would do it. However, Roman since he is officially in the Rumble and will probably end up winning it. Sigh. I understand this booking but that doesn’t mean I have to like it. Also, why does the WWE want to do this to Philly again? I guess some people just like to watch the world (or Philly) burn.  Alright, time to award points. This is another question where both responses were really on point. So, each person gets a point.

Bonus Time: Each week Anonyruss and Harper Lee will choose a topic that hasn’t been discussed in this week’s blog.  In the event of a tie after 5 questions, Keri will use these extra thoughts to help her declare a winner.:  

Anonyruss:  I love seeing Taker on my TV screen!  It was so much fun watching him come out just like old time.  Even if his message was way too short, made no sense, and confused me and probably all the readers out there.  It was still great to see him.  He again looks like he is in good shape.  Maybe the Taker vs Cena match is going to happen!  

Harper Lee:  I have heard about Enzo Amore getting released.  It saddens me that this stuff still happens.  Either way, it’s bad.  If Enzo did do it, shame on him.  If he is innocent, shame on the female.  Either way, someone is in the wrong here and it saddens me that this sort of thing still happens.  Oh no, my Uncle Eli is visiting from Georgia.  He always insists that I sit on his lap, and it was fun when I was a kid, but here I am, 25 years old.  This really stopped being fun at least 4 years ago, but it makes him happy, so I do it.  Anyway, I can’t wait to see who the commissioner of 205 is.

Keri’s Final Verdict:  Congrats to Anonyruss on this week’s win!


Final Thoughts:  

Anonyruss: You may be wondering why the blog was put up so late this week.  Well, I had a busy week, but thank goodness the guys are pretty understanding.  They only cut my pay for the next 5 weeks!   They told me that if I’m late again that they were going to send me on a very long vacation!  Russ and Kent are the best bosses a guy could hope for!   Oh yeah, I notice there was nothing mentioned about Smackdown this week.  I finally watched it and I see why.  It has almost become unwatchable, yuck!

Harper Lee:  This will be my first live Royal Rumble since I became a fan, and I am so excited.  I can’t wait to guess who is coming out next and the big surprises.  I get all tingly thinking about it.

Keri:  I’ve decided that this weekend there is way too much wrestling going on especially for the weekend before I start my final semester of grad school. This is what I will be watching this weekend in addition to doing homework:  the Royal Rumble, NXT Takeover, and NJPW New Beginning in Sapporo (nights 1 and 2) to watch in addition to doing homework. While it’s a great weekend to be a wrestling fan, I’m still trying to figure out how I’m going to watch all of it. Wish me luck everyone!


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