Facts from Monday Night RAW, O2 Arena, April 13th 2015

April 13, 2015

Well, if I type quickly, I might get this published before the show airs…spoilers, if so…

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Fact: Paige can be the cornerstone of the new, improved Divas’ division

April 8, 2014

I talk about this a lot, but after last night’s RAW it seems that it’s finally coming true – Sara Del Rey’s fierce dojo stable is preparing to take over WWE and give us the Divas’ division we should have had all along.paige is champion Read the rest of this entry »


Question: is this a changing of the guard in WWE?

April 8, 2014

After Wrestlemania, there was talk about how this was a new generation of WWE talent taking over. Undertaker lost his streak; the New Age Outlaws and Kane were squashed by the Shield; and Daniel Bryan defeated the Authority to become the face of the company.

And last night’s RAW seems to consolidate that view.

There were vignettes for Adam Rose and Bo Dallas; Emma and Summer Rae featured in another mixed tag and got big cheers; Cesaro is the new Paul Heyman guy; Lana introduced the Bulgarian Brute Alexander Rusev, who dispatched Zack Ryder; and perhaps most amazingly (but wonderfully) Paige won the Divas title on her debut, pinning AJ Lee.

At the end, as the stable formerly known as Evolution retreated in the face of Bryan and the Shield’s dominance, they looked old…old and tired…and the once-invincible bullies were helpless.

I am excited for what’s coming up on WWE. I hope this fantastic and sparkling promise for the next 12 months comes to fruition.


Fact: Kaitlyn has left WWE, and the Divas Division is diabolically depleted

January 8, 2014

Have you missed Kaitlyn lately? I have. Remember when she was champion? Remember when she was feuding with her best pal AJ? Remember when she had two weeks of a storyline with Cody Rhodes, and then the Bellas came back and WWE forgot about the Divas who can wrestle?

Well, it’s probably not a surprise that today WWE has announced that Kaitlyn will be pursuing future endeavours outside the sports entertainment world.

Kaitlyn followed up by tweeting that it was “bittersweet”, and confirmed that there are “big things on the horizon for 2014” (which her fiance PJ Braun described as “an awesome new project”).

Wrestling fans being wrestling fans, there’s a lot of chatter about womenfolk not being interested in wrestling once they snag themselves a man, or the possibility of Kaitlyn posing for nude pictures.

Rolling my eyes at this and moving on, I’d like to wish Kaitlyn the very best – she has consistently been a great performer, she’s hilarious on Twitter, and I like her hair.

So waving her a fond farewell, let’s look at what we’re left with – a continuing feud between Divas who are on Total Divas, and Divas who are not. Wrestling doesn’t even matter any more. Read the rest of this entry »


Question: when is a rib a rib too far?

November 20, 2013

I’ve been re-reading Bret Hart’s book this week. He tells us that the hapless Virgil was named as a joke at the expense of Dusty Rhodes, aka Virgil Runnells.

I was reminded of that little anecdote watching Monday Night RAW, as Vickie Guerrero was punished by having to face Divas champion AJ Lee in the ring – and promptly fainted repeatedly, much to the amusement of the commentary team (and presumably supposedly us as well). Read the rest of this entry »