March 8, 2014
You may have seen the Blossom Twins’ Twitter feed and noticed that they’re heading back to the UK to take part in Sport Relief. We caught up with them and asked them to tell us what’s going on with them…
Hello, ladies! For the benefit of non-UK readers, can you tell us about Sport Relief?
Sport Relief was created by Comic Relief and BBC Sport to bring the nation together through sporting events to help raise money for children all around the world. Celebrities, Sainsbury’s (UK grocery store) schools and all kinds of associations come together and take part in different sporting tasks to raise money to help shelter children and adults across the UK, to help provide fresh water and an education to communities across the world and so much more Read the rest of this entry »
March 1, 2014
When you watched Elimination Chamber, I feel fairly sure that the lack of quality in the Divas match would have stood out to you.
Perhaps it was no worse than any other Divas match of recent times, but that is truly damning it with faint praise.
Although champion AJ Lee continues to do her best, she is working with a series of women who, to say the least, are not good in the ring or with character. Tamina’s kick that accidentally hit her ally was bizarrely done; she failed to react quickly enough meaning that many of the viewing public figured she was just turning on AJ rather than having made a mistake.
As for Cameron, she has always been terrible, from her initial assertion that Melina v Alicia Fox is her favourite match of all time through to this particular debacle.
Some kinder commentators than I have suggested that Cameron would have improved if she had had more time in the ring than these three-minute matches that Divas are limited to.
Perhaps, but I doubt it. Read the rest of this entry »
February 23, 2014
Remember when Renee Young turned up on NXT? And how ace it was to have a woman on-screen in WWE – with a great career in sports reporting, remember – who seemed bright and interested in wrestling? And how novel it was to have her permitted on the commentary desk and voicing her opinions?
Yeah, that’s not happening so much any more. Read the rest of this entry »
February 16, 2014
Did you see the pictures of Naomi’s broken eye socket?
If you did, it’s likely you didn’t see it on her Twitter account. She posted it, and then deleted it.
Why? Read the rest of this entry »
February 10, 2014
Soon the UK will be invaded by the next generation out of the Hart Dungeon – Dynamite Dan and the Dynamite Doll, the son-in-law and the daughter of Tom Billington, the notorious, mercurial Dynamite Kid.
“I started using the name Dynamite Dan in 2013, when Bronwyne started valeting me, and it was an easy transition,” explains Dan. “I do not, however, think I am what her dad was; he is truly one of a kind inside the ring. I use the name Dynamite as a tribute to him so people remember what he has done.” Read the rest of this entry »
February 5, 2014
I’ve read and re-read the list of PPVs to be made available via the WWE Network, and I still can’t quite get my head around this.
Over The Edge 1999 is one of the PPVs included for viewing.
I am assuming – hoping – that this will be a very, very heavily edited version of the show. Yet even so I don’t think it should be on there.
Because, to be honest, do we really want to relive the pay-per-view in which Owen Hart died? Read the rest of this entry »
February 2, 2014
There’s lots going on at the Wallington Hall next Sunday (9th February).
First up, there’s the semi-final matches in the ongoing tag-team tournament. FPW have made a point of looking for new talent to add to their roster, and Will Ospreay – one half of the Swords of Essex, who face Project Ego – is one of the newcomers now firmly established as a favourite.
“Will was someone we’d noticed in late 2011,” recalls FPW co-founder Matt Burden. “He’d sent us a compilation video of some of his matches and we were impressed with his athleticism immediately. It was a highlight reel, so of course it was high spots and flips and a pounding bass-line. The fact that he’d edited it himself impressed us and so we asked around. The word from Lucha [where he'd trained] was: ‘Just wait. Let us work with him.’
“And at Summertime Brawl 2012 Will debuted – and now he’s had more training at Lucha, ring experience and a tag-team partner and mentor in Paul Robinson. His work with Mark Andrews at Progress over the past 12 months has been a joy to watch as we’ve witnessed his evolution first hand; Rev Pro have seen his worth also and we’re proud to have been even just a small part of this talent’s growth.” Read the rest of this entry »