For the love of… I guess they could not get Michael Sam for RAW, so instead they roll in Jerry Springer to host a segment featuring the Bellas. Jerry Lawler must have ticked someone off in the back to not get his usual creepy old geezer spot.
Jerry Springer. Sigh. At least SmackDown was decent this week. Solid eight man tag match, however again, the focus remains on whether John Cena can “impress” The Authority into allowing him to keep his rematch against Brock Lesnar at Night of Champions. It seems fairly obvious we will not get the pure slaughter we witnessed at SummerSlam, but again, it seems highly unlikely they will take the belt off Brock so quickly. After all, who will Paul Heyman put over then?
As much as I hate to admit it, the feud between Jack Swagger and Bo Dallas has me intrigued, as does the feud with Mark Henry and Alexander Rusev. Call me crazy, but I feel like it is 1992 all over again. These mid-card feuds are better than the main event. Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro, Sheamus, The Miz, and even Damien Sandow have made the Intercontinental and United States Championship hunts more entertaining. I would still prefer to see Wade Barrett back in the title picture, but I can’t get everything.
Who else can’t get anything? Zack Ryder. Good lord, he jobs to Rusev for what, the 11th time already? Then jobs fast to Bo Dallas? I get we need a jobber and all, but the guy is a former United States Champion. Speaking of jobbers, I really wonder where the forced pairing of Titus O’Neal and Heath Slater is heading. Clearly the gimmick is they want nothing to do with each other, yet here they are.
Finally, some more news out of Global Force Wrestling… Hats! Baseball caps! Hooray! I said it last time, it is obviously clear Double J is playing the long game and is being very careful about building his new promotion. Hermie Sadler though? Still hate seeing that guy. There are so many things which give me the failed TNA vibe, yet I force myself to remain confident Jarrett knows what he is doing. He is trying to partner up with overseas wrestling organizations before Triple H spends all of WWE’s money to buy up all the hot indy talent. Jarrett is traveling all over to make deals with various international promotions to link up a global network. They are still pushing the Bullet Club bit as their biggest move.
Maybe a call to Colt Cabana would be a good idea, without the suggestion of the super-Jew Scotty Goldman bit again, even though it is based in reality. You want a Jew on the show WWE? Just give me a call, I’m waiting. I’ll wear a black hat and get ordained as a Rabbi. I got a guy
Some weeks I can’t stand what WWE.com puts up, but this week has a winner. They have a column about 50 Tag Teams we forgot about. Some I beg to differ, such as High Energy, “Dirty” Dick Slater and Bunkhouse Buck, or Mark Jindrak and Garrison (Lance) Cade. While most of the listings are random pairings of individual wrestlers, there are a few which even I blocked from memory, such as Matt Hardy and Tatanka, Goldust and Yoshi Tatsu, and Hardcore Holly and Billy Gunn. There are a number who also are likely on the forgotten list, but more so because of the average age of wrestling fan. While listing Harlem Heat 2000, Tekno Team 2000, KC James and Steven Idol (better known as Damien Sandow), The Highlanders, and Unabomb (aka KANE)and Al Snow, it is a wonder to see the reminders of former titleholders such as Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Dude Love, New Jack and Spike Dudley, good to see WWE acknowledging a bit of history. Then again, does anyone really want to remember that time when D-Lo Brown and Chaz teamed up, or perhaps when Razor Ramon and Savio Vega had a short lived team. I remember Barry Horowitz and Hakushi. They were awesome. I remember Kenny Kaos and Robby Rage. I also remember Mikey Whipwreck and Tajiri. I must be old. Go check out the photo gallery, pretty fun read.