Workaholics Review

•March 21, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Today I wanted to cast props towards one of my all time favorite shows, Workaholics. It recently aired it’s final episode, so I figured it apropos.

The show is about 3 best friends who work at a telemarketing call center, and devote their lives to attempting to get women, as well as partying. The show is the first I’ve seen where it’s written by guys of my exact generation. Meaning they mention things like Adam Carolla’s Mangria, countless references to pro-wrestling, remake a Saved By The Bell episode, reference 2Pac’s George Jefferson-esq walk out of a court room, pay homage to films like Bloodsport & Surviving The Game, games like Mario Kart & Goldeneye, and a multitude of other things I bullshit about with my friends. Beyond popculture references I love, it’s just a well done show that’s fucking funny.

It deserves a lot more attention than it gets. You can catch this one on Hulu, and should. Here’s the best eps of season 1 for you buckshots to get started with…

Ep 4 – The Promotion, Ep 5 – Checkpoint Gnarly, Ep 7 – Straight Up Juggahoes, Ep 8 – To Friend A Predator, and Ep 9 – Muscle I’d Like To Flex.


nWo Goodness

•March 20, 2017 • Leave a Comment

I was watching a doc on the nWo earlier today, so I thought we’d take a look at a couple random matches involving members of the greatest faction of all time.

Macho Man vs DDP – Last Man Standing – Halloween Havoc 1997
Savage comes out dressed like a slim jim package, and that isn’t a joke. He really is. DDP comes out in Costume 2 from nWo/WCW Revenge, which is the jeans & rib-wrap. They fight out into the crowd, and there’s a dude in a pair of Zubaz who gets so excited he takes his shirt off while watching. By this guy’s logic, If the match get’s any better, then he’ll be naked by the time the Cutter is hit. They brawl among the decorations, which is pretty cool, despite the stuff is obviously made of harmless material. They get back to the ring, where Macho takes a video camera, but that backfires. Elizabeth tries to interfere on Macho’s behalf, but Kimberly runs down to drag Liz to the back. After a Diamond Cutter, DDP appears to have it, but a Bogus Sting comes down to crack DDP in the ribs, putting him down for good.
DDP fails to answer the count of ten,

Stone Cold Steve Austin & The Rock vs The nWo – RAW, March 11th, 2002
Geez, this is like a dream match you’d come up with in No Mercy or something. Absolute ridiculous the names all crammed in this bout, and it’s on free TV no less. This is the go home Raw for WrestleMania, so it makes sense now. If they would have given this match about 5-6 minutes more, we could have had a TV classic on our hands. Everyone busts their asses in this match, and I enjoyed it. The nWo did a great job of keeping The Rock on their side of the ring, using classic heel cheating bullshit and what have you. There was a ton of energy, and never any down time. A damn fine TV main event.
Hulk Hogan drops the leg on The Rock for the pin at 9:30

WrestleMania 23 Two’fer

•March 14, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Greetings, beautiful people.

One match just isn’t doing it these days, so I thought we’d start bumping it up, and I’d start taking a look at WrestleMania’s, since it happens to be the season. So, for the foreseeable future, I’m going to pluck two of my favorites from a random WrestleMania. Today, it’s WrestleMania 23, the first wrestling show I bought after a 7 year absence.

Batista [C] vs The Undertaker – WrestleMania 23
I love how Batista doesn’t waste time with any formalities, the second the bell rings he tackles ‘Taker and doesn’t let up, including a flying shoulder tackle from the top rope, which he’s never done, again showing how little he’s fucking around. When ‘Taker gets his shot, he doesn’t play around either, hitting him with one of my favorites, the Snake-Eyes/Running Boot combo, and the Big Dive. They get outside, and we see Batista crush ‘Take with a running powerslam through a table, which is an awesome spot. Once they get back in, it’s straight back & forth action, with no slouch. It’s just some fantastic business, with my only complaint being that Undertaker seemed to bounce back after the spear & Batista Bomb combo just a little too quickly. Beyond that, it’s a hell of a match that I absolutely love, just some great meat & potatoes wrestling that had two wrestlers saying “Fuck you” for them being placed on in the middle of the card, and people thinking it wasn’t going to deliver.
The Undertaker defeats Batista with The Tombstone at 15:51 | ****1/2

John Cena [C] vs Shawn Michaels
They do a number in the beginning I like where Cena throws massive haymakers, only for Shawn to avoid them and strike John down with some quick jabs & chops, showing Shawn’s speed overcoming Cena’s power. Soon after he hip tosses John to the outside, which is a hell of a bump, followed by hitting him with the springboard moonsault. These goes on to put on one of the more underrated classics, as they go to war. Both men bleed, and both pull out all the stops as they twist & turn around each other’s offense & defense. Prime example is when Cena goes for the FU, only for Shawn to reverse into the Superkick, which Cena reverses into the STF, which Shawn kicks out of, Cena tries again, Shawn kicks out, Cena tries again, only for Shawn to roll him up. Fantastic stuff. In the end though, Cena does get the STF on in the middle of the ring, causing Shawn to tap out after one hell of a fucking match.
John Cena taps out Shawn Michaels at 29:07 | *****

Edge [C] vs The Undertaker – WrestleMania 24

•March 13, 2017 • Leave a Comment

The Undertaker vs. Edge [C] – World Heavyweight Championship
Edge starts off by shoving The Undertaker, to blatantly show he doesn’t fear him. That was something I always liked about Edge within this feud, he wasn’t afraid. It was different. ‘Taker gets a bit of a lead, but being over-zealous sends him crashing to the outside, at which point Edge takes complete advantage and dominates for a while until he aims to leap off the top rope but ‘Taker sends him crashing to the outside as he previously had, hell of a bump. Once he’s back in, neither of them can hold on to momentum for long, as they go on to give one of the best wrestling matches ever. Edge went full tilt, countering everything from chokelsams to the Old-School, giving The Dead Man a receipt for all of it. Undertaker himself had an answer for everything Edge had as well, from submissions to spears. They had the fans on this one, where at first people thought no way was Edge winning, but then he just kept kicking out and reversing ‘Taker’s best. Awesome stuff, and they went on to have classic after classic. One of the best matches I’ve ever seen.
Edge taps out to Hell’s Gate at 23:50 | *****

Hollywood Hogan vs The Rock – WrestleMania X8

•March 11, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Today we take a look at one of my Top 10 favorite matches of all time, brother.

The Rock vs Hulk Hogan –
While from a technical stand-point it was no masterpiece, it’s in the category of sheer entertainment that this match shines. I get the chills everytime I see how the crowd reacts to Hogan, turning him babyface and getting him the WWE Championship all in one match. It’s absolutely incredible as they cheer everything he does, and remain on their feet for the entire match. The Rock was great too, as you can tell he certainly didn’t expect such a strong reaction, but played along with it like a pro. They didn’t simply rest on crowd reactions either, as the match was hard-hitting and delivered a bevy of false-finishes.
The Rock pins Hogan after 2 back-to-back Rock Bottoms & The People’s Elbow at 16:23 | *****

Undertaker vs Randy Orton – WrestleMania 21

•March 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment

With WrestleMania on the horizon, I thought we’d start taking a look at some random matches from the past 32 years. Including some of my favorites, least favorites, and underrated. This one right here is of the 3rd category. Randy, coming off his ill-fated babyface turn in which Triple H ate him for lunch, he went back to what he was best at, being a smarmy dick, and decided to go after The Undertaker. They’d later go on to have a pretty damn good Hell in a Cell, but their first encounter at WM21, is a pretty worthy watch.

The Undertaker vs Randy Orton – WrestleMania 21
Match starts off right as Orton doesn’t show much fear, instead showing his ability to not only keep up, but go beyond The Undertaker’s speed & agility. From that point on, Randy gets flashes of momentum, but can never really keep a lead on ‘Taker, continually making brash mistakes instead of taking his time, which works perfectly here. Near the end however, it really gets going with the reversals and near-falls. Earning this match the title of Undertaker’s most underrated match at WM. Chokeslam reversal to RKO was brilliant.
Undertaker reverses Randy’s Tombstone into one of his own for the pin at 14:14 | ***1/2

Wild Card – Review

•March 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Today I thought we’d take a look at DTV Jason Statham release, Wild Card. Statham places Nick, a security specialist and degenerate gambler who lives in Vegas. He has friends all over the town, the town he loves as much as he loathes, and one night one of these friends is brutally assaulted by a Vegas big shot, and she wants him to help her get revenge.

It’s not a high-energy, over-the-top extravaganza you usually get from Statham. It’s a more laid-back type of film, but still features some pretty great pieces of action, along with a lot of other fun scenes and pretty well done characters. It’s only 90 minutes, and definitely worth your time. You can find this bad boy on Hulu. Dig it.