Get in the ring
Smacking down the Rawness
I have been a wrestling fan on & off since I was a kid. I remember my dad yelling instructions at the TV as if the wrestlers could hear him.
The funny thing now I do it whether its wrestling, watching Hockey or the Nascar Race.
I remember more or less Jimmy Superfly Snuka, Hulk Hogan, Sting (even though he was with the WCW he's always remained a favorite, which could have been a biased Scorpio thing with the Scorpion on his merchandise. I miss the colorful make up to the heel NWO look.) The Rockers, and at one of the Westchester County fairs Strikeforce walked by me. (I was little and was afraid to approach them to get a picture or autograph, but even when I sucked it up my legs were too short to keep up to meet them) Also the Heart family & British Bulldog were favorites as well.
I've come to notice that the wrestlers I liked best were the Arial dare devils. I don't remember there being this amount of b.s at the start of the shows as there is now, I watch it more as a comedy then a sport!
I do however LOVE when CM pUnk, John Cena & The Rock are all in the same area at once, can we just have them in a verbal jabs match?
I think Sheamus should maybe be added to that as well.!
If the Cougar known as Vicki who looks like a melted faced Kris Jenner (Kardashian) can make a stupid tag team game show then I want my Verbal jabs match!
This is just the start of this spotlight lens, I'm sure there are others I may have forgotten at the moment but I will include here as I remember wrestlers from when I was a kid and find new favorites (as well as info on them)
January 14 2013 ~ Raw had their 20th year anniversary celebration
If you don't already know.. Pro Wrestling rules etc.
So it's now Sept 2017 and I'm back watching again as I hear the Hardy Boys are back! I so missed watching them. You can also add a new favorite to my list! Finn Balor! yep add another to the Club. How can you not like the guy between flying, that friendly smile and he's easy on the eyes. But I think the main thing I liked was the fact I saw him on Raw before Summer Slam playing mind games with Bray Wyatt! Plus I love that SICK paint job. I think I would actually scream if he was suddenly in front of me with that on! So yeah the guy impressed me and If a spotlight for him is not here
ATTENTION: I have made a 2nd page to this as this one looked cluttered. So anything that was previously here, will have moved to page 2 and the link can be found at the end of the page. This will remain the MAIN page, with the news & Notes section.
Universal - Brock Lesnar
WWE - Jinder Majal
Intercontinental - The Miz (tho may soon be Jeff Hardy)
United States Champion- Aj Styles
Tag Team- RAW- Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins
SMACKDOWN - Usos
UK CHamp- Pete Dunne
Raw Women's Alexa Bliss
Smackdown Divas- Natalya
Current / acting GMs
Raw= Kurt Angel
SmackDown= Daniel Bryan
Spin the wheel
What's your favorite type of match?
Matches of the Year
Septmebr - No Mercy
October - Hell in a Cell
November - Survivor Series
Clash of Champions
January - Royal Rumble
February Fast Lane
Money in the Bank
Great Balls of Fire
Shield Fury thinks NOT
The WWE has an app called SUPERCARD.
I started to play and it's easy. For those of you that play things like Magic, or Pokemon card games you will likely know what you are doing right off. Even if you are like me and never played those type of card games you should be good. I figured things out pretty quickly! I downloaded it for my Amazon Kindle but it is also available on Google play and I'm sure iTunes as well.
If you are on a team there are team events. There is Team Battleground as well as Team Road to Glory, as well as Ring domination (which is sort of like tick tac toe)
The regular games are Wild Mode where you fight one on one (3 rounds best 2 out of 3) Ranked mode (same but different as you are competing to be on the leaderboard and win credits.
Royal Rumble uses 15 cards for a deck the higher your cards the better and longer you will be able to keep possession of the ring to win. While one card is in the ring (say your champion) you sacrifice other cards (if you win the matches) to decide what type of match like power, charisma etc)
There's Money in the bank where there's a pyramid of cards. Win match in each level win the contract, win the one at the top of the pyramid and you get 2x the contracts. here you can save up your contracts to buy other cards.
King of the Ring
set up your deck of 10 Superstars and 2 support cards for this simulated tournament You need to keep an eye on your cards to manage them to make sure they have energy. I've been King of the Ring 2x now and have come in 2nd the times I have not won.(no more than 5-6 times I've played)
I wasn't happy with the way we get our first cards. You just 'draft' them you can't even see them so you could get some of the wrestlers you are a fan of. basically You Draft cards, or you win them. (Sadly you cannot trade cards with others who might want them. I keep getting Brock Lesnar cards now while my Sumer Slam card of his is totally pumped up... I would much Prefer, Orton,The Hardys..Preferably Jeff, or Fin Balor with or without the pain job.
You can charge your cards with the ones you don't want (or as Ryback says "Feed Me More' which I do. Speaking of feeding... There's also a 'Fusion Chamber' which yo can put a few cards together.
Start with a common card and add a few others to come up with the points to make the card. it takes I think 5 minutes, if you click the card in the middle it will show you the wrestlers you get. If you want to get an Uncommon wrestler you need to use that Fused Common card in the Uncommon chamber and add cards up to (or more than) the number of points. I did this once I saw a Finn Balor card with the 'electric' fusion look. So I kept charging a card and worked my way through each chamber. Once I got to the Legendary one Honestly I begged the game out loud!!! to give me the Balor card, and not that then Sheamus (i forget the other cards in that but I can try to cover that more in depth at another time (either on a hub of it's own or once I make a video. I think most of who I want are in the Legend or Survivor Chambers. But it will be awhile before I do that again as I'm a busy team owner Currently Scorpions Sting is my team I started (but accidentally promoted someone to far and accidentally made them owner. The Ranks go from Lowest... Member, to Officer, to General to Owner. If you make your own team Don't give anyone that option (they can fiddle around with everything like who your team champ the frame etc. Sadly You can't demote them back (and I think same as General. If I ...(MysteriousSilkenOnyx) is not in Scorpions Sting I may make a new team called SCORPIOnS revenge
(The only options you have if this happens to you, is make a bug report and tell them you something happened that someone else is owner when you are the actual one OR just make a new team. )
and Instead of trying to explain everything, why don't I just show you?
WWE Supercard General Walk Through
Supercard pt 2 -King of the Ring
WWE Supercard - Royal Rumble
Randy Orton ~ INAUGURAL UNIFIED champion
The Legend Killer, Viper, & 'Original' Apex Predator
I hear voices crying
I see heroes dying
I taste blood thats drying
I feel tension rising.....
(music & lyrics by Rev Theroy 'Voices')
which was also fitting for his Money in the Bank match.
Randal Kenneth Orton (I've also heard his middle name is Keith so I'm not sure which)
Pedigree: 3rd Generation wrestler Grandson of Bob Orton Sr. & the son of Cowboy Bob Orton
Signature Move: RKO
Tag Teams Sheaums (which has been dubbed Celtic Viper
Randy Emerged from the OVW minors in which he was a 2 time OVW Hardcore Champion. Watch Randy in OVW He made his WWE debut in 2002.
He's been tagged 'The Legend Killer' and was in Revolution with mentor Triple H.
He's a 9x World Heavyweight champion and you can add THE YOUNGEST World Heavyweight champion of ALL TIME to that as well.
He's a 3x SOLE Survivor in 2003, 2004 & 2005 Survivor Series, and Survivor series 2012 he came in 2nd (by his own fault...more noted later)
so he has surpassed both his grandfather Bob ORton Sr. and his father "Cowboy" Bob Orton's accomplishments.
Randy has always performed under his own (real) Name, He didn't become a superstar by being controverisal or a flagwaver; he did it by being himself.
He had been diagnosed on tv with IED and had to go to Anger management for three weeks, where he was diagnosed with having a narcissistic attitude and inability to accept authority.
He came back from a 2 month suspension to return for Raw's 100th episode to RKO Heath Slater in a defeat that took little over a minute.
He currently comes out to the tune 'Voices" by Rev Theory
"I hear voices in my head, they come to me they understand...They Talk to me
As of mid October 2012 he has finished filming his lead role in the movie 12 Rounds reloaded, a reboot of the series.
October 28th 2012 Survivor Series Orton was teamed with Kane, Daniel Bryan, Kofi Kingston & the Miz against, Capt. Dolph Ziggler, David Otunga, Alberto DelRio, Wade Barret & Snooty 'Savior of the Masses who's name I fail to recall! lol) Orton & Ziggler end up being the last two in the ring. Randy has Ziggler RKO'd and basically throws it away. He was about to finish things off when he steps to the opposite corner & goes for a run & Ziggler ups & pins him.
Randy became the FIRST Unified WWE World Heavyweight CHampion December 2013 at TLC (Tables Ladders & CHairs) vs. John Cena. THe 2 have been rivals since the start both starting their careers in the Wwe in 2002.
Married to Samantha & father to Alanna
He has his own private tour bus for when he's out on the road.
A few years ago during a 2 hour layover in Dallas, TX Randy tweeted he had a back massage and a pedicure at the Express Spa
August 2017 Rusev is now the rival thorn in Randy's side. Let me tell you I didn't see Randy coming. Where the heck was he? Rusev came out then all of a sudden he was out on the floor! Now I feed all my Rusev cards in Super card to Randy!
Skip to 5:10 for Randy's segment
You're not a dictator; you're just a dick
-Edge to Triple H
EDGE Hall of Fame
This third or 4th edition would be great for doing a report on your favorite Wrestler? I looked through this at my local store (as I cannot afford it at the moment) and the encyclopedia offers a plethora of information for the new fan or ones that have been there since day 1! The Information covers all superstars, History, pay per views and weekly shows.Beautiful full color glossy pages over 1,200 profiles with stats, bio and pictures and of course history of the championships. It makes a great gift for the die hard fan or casual.
I mostly love how good the color its almost as if the book printer found a way to use the Wizard printing like they show in the Harry potter movies. You think you could pull a 2 inch wrestler right off the page. also love the nice crisp feeling of the pages as well. The best thing is that it is a FULL coverage encyclopedia of wrestling. It's not just the WWE. Wrestlers from other ...now defunct outlets are in here and gives history to WCW (which I miss) ECW and so on. However I don't remember seeing the GLOW (I remember that was on when I was real little the Crazy 80s as I call it)
I wish EVERY Encyclopedia were like this, and that my High School yearbook looked like this!
Randy Orton- Evolution of A Predator
CM Punk- Best in the World
I know Chris Jericho had one can't recall the name at the moment
Seperated at Birth - a Debate
The ROCK's "COOKIE PUSS" former WWE champion
Signature Move: GTS (Go to Sleep) & Anaconda Vise The 'Pipebomb' (does that one count?)
2011 won the WWE title from John Cena in Chicago then left. In 2012 at Night of Champions in Boston, Mass; John Cena & CM Punk went at it again, with the match coming to a draw!!! It was a GREAT match. Make that AWESOME (unlike the Miz) as the crowd was chanting .
Hell in a Cell was the 344th day Punk has has been the WWE Champion.
10th Longest WWE Championship Reign as of the day after 2012 Survivor Series He celebrated 1 full yera as the WWE Champion
When Punk got his call he was living in Philadelphia, "near a trail by a river that he would run 6 miles in the sun daily, becasue he couldn't afford a fake bake. He had come in from running when he got the call from WWE, who put an offer on the table and some digestion time for him."
CM Punk little known fact...He was a sax player (Alto) before becoming a wrestler
Famous 'Last' words Best in the world
see a special Clip courtesy of WWE magazine (& me listing it for you as its unlisted and without the link you can't watch! )
Exclusive CMPunk BEST in the World Clip or try copying & pasting http://youtu.be/uLzjkb5dzHY into your browser if link doesn't work
Punk & Rollins relation?
There has been speculation that the Sheild was Protecting punk from losing his title. With taking out Ryback and their seemingly Random assaults on some of the Superstars. I did think this the case especially during the lie detector test; why do I think that, well I think there is the possibility that Rollins & Punk are somehow related. Look in their eyes I SWEAR there's something similar & familiar in both of them.
I'm using the poll as a debate module (so I could include the picture) and hope you will include your comments as to WHY you voted the way you did but be sure to state your case in full.
I know one is a younger pic of punk (but you can look at pic below for a more recent pic) & the most recent of Rollins on Page 2 of this lens. For one reason Punk has a shaved head now (so that would be Rollins with his hair pulled back) & In this Punk has longer hair in which Rollins has (just usualy pulled back).
Is anyone REALLY good with paint shop to do a mock up of Punk with the long hair with the 2 tone of Rollins'?
Is it just me, or have some of you also noticed the similarities?
What 21st century wrestler wears his dad's bathrobe and gets his pink Underwear from Victoria's Secret?— MIZ to Damien Sandow -on Smackdown Dec 7 2012
Darewold aka PJ Black
The Capetown Werewolf
Born March 3 1981, CapeTown S. Africa
currently Resides Tampa Bay, Florida
Signature Move: 450 Spalsh
Tag Team(s) & groups:
International AirStrike with Tyson Kidd
Pedigree: 2nd generation wrestler
son of Paul Loyd Sr.
Grandson of (I think I heard) Sir John Edgar Loyd who was Knighted by the Queen
2012 Survivor Series match teamed with Tyson Kidd, Ray Mysterio Jr. Sin Cara, & Brodus 'Funkasauraus' Clay . The guys won versus Tenzi , THe Prime Time Players Titus & Darren Young, as well as Epico & Primo. Celbration interview Love Mysterio "We become Voltron" * tag Team Elimiation recap
Nicknames Capetown werewolf,
Capetown Werewolf Comic by Smackjeeves (ChristianaDeath) on Deviantart & stay tuned for more!
The Werewolf Dance as seen on
Facts on Justin
Says Fave childhood toy was his Suzuki DS 80cc when he was 9 (it was also his first bike)
owns 4 bikes
Shaun Thomson is his favorite surfer
Now an Official Licensed Sky Diver
*Has a degree in sports science
* speaks 3 languages
*Boondock saints is his favorite movie
*He describes himself as Audacious
* #JG450 was trending September 10, 2012
*His favorite surf spot is J-Bay
*said on Twitter 13 is his lucky number
*Has a cousin on a rugby team in France (Wikus Harmse 3 @Rugby_SA )
*Justin Recently beat U.S. Champion title holder Anatonio Cesaro in a non-title match. Now maybe he will get a title match himself, but failed at a last minute title match at Hell in a Cell 2012
*December 2012 purchased a 2013 Ducati motor bike
*Largest wave he's surfed was 13 feet
*Anjewels Brand designs his attire
Werewolf Humor - sent to the #Capetownwerewolf
W avengers (WAVE ngers)
Obviously as you can tell I love the Avengers but I especially love spoofs I've included this from a picture someone Facebooked me
Ok I don't agree with some of these.
If you are going for Active wrestlers... (& though Triple H I think officially Retired...) I'd leave him
Hulk needs to be Ryback,
Captain America- Would YOU disagree with Cena as such?
Hawkeye either Tyson Kidd or Justin Gabriel
Ironman -Sheamus (& though He doesn't ahve Ironman status... & probably never will) The Rock
Nick Fury- Teddy s cool but maybe we can switch it up with Kofi or Booker Actually I'd say Booker more so because he's got that Sammy L Jackson sounding Voice & attitude.
Thor- The only other person I find a good candidate is Edge. or maybe Ziggy
Now THIS is what you call team work! - Go Team USO Airstrike
John Cena - Championship nation
Signature Move(s): Attitude adjustment * 5 knuckle shuffle
Born in Newbury, Mass on April 23, 1977 Carol & John Cena Sr. Has 4 brothers (Dan, Matt, Sean & Steve) and is the 2nd eldest of the sons.
10x WWE Championship & longest to hold the Title
Played Football in High School
He's worked as a limo driver
Became the Biggest wish granter for the Make-A-Wish foundation reaching over 300+ wishes granted in 2012.
He's a southpaw, meaning he writes with his left hand.
has over 20 muscle cars some like the one that was custom made on the Syfy show Dream Machines called the inCENArator are one of a kind
Cena got married in 2009, but May 2012 filed for divorce.
was made an Honorary NY Jet for some show WWE is having
He's a Southpaw (left Handed)
Hip Hop Fan
can benchpress 400 pounds
A little nugget from WWE on his OVW career
Famous Last Words: You can't see me
*Disclaimer: image is a screen cap from Wrestlemania 29
Best Mic Skills
Who really is the Best at the Mic Skills?
Verbal Rock Paper Scissors
Who REALLY lays down the #PipeBombs?
I would LOVE to see these guys in a triangle match (well that's if its Cena, Punk & The Rock..)
not physically but making with the verbal jabs...
aside from the main three... Maybe a couple others like Miz
(espcially after his quip above about Damien Sandow's 'underwear')
Sheamus is also a possible addition too & Chris Jericho
For now I ask you
Who is the Scissors in this match of Rock, Paper, Scissors?
(in other words who's the best at verbally cutting up their opponets with their tounge?)
My Hall of Fame - Triple H
Pencil Necked Geek - ? from the 80s
RAW GM Brad Maddox - Easier to listen to & much easier on the eyes!
Yeah I know he's arrogant, (the question is, is he or Ziggy the more) but better someone that's worth looking at be so then an ugly fat man (Or Ambrose) in a speedo!
Brad Maddox Eye candy yet but at least Dolph wins. (usually with help) mmm Do I predict a future tag team?
We remember him for being the rouge ref, ruining Ryback's chance at the Heavyweight title.
We also remember him for losing to ...Oh Ryback, Randy Orton & Sheamus to name who I can remember for his Million dollar contract.. Someone must not have liked him...Why not start him with one of the mid -weights?
Sadly he was released from the WWE.
The New WWE Title Belt (click for an Inside the making)
WWE Birthday Game
Best Quote - NEW... still adding.
Ok The quotes are not limited to what is actually here (esp. if I did not make a note of ones to include for the others.) If you think of one for me to include, then please let me know in the comments.
Oh have to put Finn Balor's on Bray Wyatt who doesn't shut up
- "Dancing like a bag of Skittles, congratulations you are the new Fruity Pebbles. -Miz to Fandango
- - "What 21st century wrestler wears his dad's bathrobe and gets his pink Underwear from Victoria's Secret?" -Miz to Damien Sandow
STING The Icon - My Hall of Fame
The Usos - Jimmy & Jey
Legacies & Dynasties - The Wrestling Family Tree
I've watched their fathers, Uncles and maybe for some, grandfathers even.
Who's is Who's? I thought to keep a list to remember and to help us all out (that will be a constant Work in Progress til I find all that out!)
Am I missing anyone?
- Michael Mcgillicutty -3rd Generation wrestler Grandfather was Larry "The Axe" Hennig & Father was Mr. Perfect, Curt Hennig and has a Sister Amy that is also a wrestler. Will we ever see his son Brock wrestle as well?
- Randy Orton- Grandfather Bob Orton Sr. Father "Cowboy" Bob Orton & Uncle barry O
- Natalie "Natalya" Neidhart - 3rd Generation granddaughter of Stu Hart, Jim the Anvil Neidhart's daughter Hart Family Tree
- Tamina Snuka- Jimmy "Superfly' Snuka 's Daughter
- Richie Steamboat- Ricky 'The Dragon' Steamboat's son
- Jimmy & Jey Uso - sons of Rakishi
- Roman Reigns - son of Wild Somoans' Sika
Sheamus - former Heavy Weight Champion
Sheamus the Celtic Warrior
from Dublin, Ireland
Signature move: The Brouge Kick * Celtic Cross * White Noise * Clover leaf *Irish Curse
Tag Team Has tag teamed with Randy Orton a few times in 2012, end of 2012 on Smackdown or Raw teamed up with John Cena
Sheamus was born & raised within the city of Cabra, Dublin Ireland. His father was an amature body builder by the name Martin. He went to Gaelscoil, Scoil Caoimhin for primary and secondary classes. He speaks fluent irish Gaelic. Until the age of thirteen he sang in a choir. Won sports star of the month once while playing on the Erin isles Gaelic football team, and for the National College of Ireland he played Rugby
He won King of the Ring in 2010, and the HeavyWeight Championship in 2012 (18 seconds) losing the HW Title in October 2012 at hell in a Cell
The ONLY Irish born Chmapion in WWE History.
He has also played the part of actor as well alongside of Joseph Fiennes in the 2008 movie The Escapist as Two Ton. Assault of Darkness made him a zombie (in a blink & you will miss him role) in the beginning of the movie as a well what else, a Celtic Warrior zombie.
Sheamus beat Daniel Bryan in a record time for the Heavy Weight Championship in 18 seconds.
Famous 'last' words:"First Pints on Me"
I've been away awhile, When & WHY has Sheamus started wearing a kilt? Is he part Scottish too?
Mosh Match of clips
Ok The question posed to Miz in the 2nd video.. Thanks to that I had to clean my screen of Garlic Pasta!
He's a couple fries short of a happy meal- Bobby 'The Brain' Henan
This part is an ongoing project
I wanted to include a bit of history on here, but sadly I can't afford the Encyclopedia to research from. I just gave it a look through for the review
(I'd rather something official than to rely on wiki as I've found mistakes in facts on there.)
So for what I have posted here, is what I have heard from telecasts of the shows.
Royal Rumble by the Numbers
(wish I could have gotten the whole thing but oh well)
Sean Michaels holds the record for eliminating the most men
Stone Cold Steve Austing has won 3 Royal Rumble Match, which is the most wins anyone has.
Santino Morella has the shortest time of :01 seconds (but then The Godfather in 2013 may have tied that)
The #27 & #30 spots has produced the most winners.
58% of the Royal Rumble Winners go on to win Championships at Wrstlemania
Jericho has eliminated the most & been in the most Elimination Chambers ever
April 7 2013 at Wrestlemania 29 John Cena beats The Rock for the WWE title belt
2013 Hall of Fame Inductees-
Mick Foley Bob Backlund, Trish Stratus & Bruno Sanmartino & BOOKER T
The Celebrity Honoree is 'The Don' Donald Trump
2014 Hall of Fame inductees..
Ultimate Warrior Lita, Jake the Snake Roberts & Paul Barer & MR. T!
I'm sure some families during their holiday celebration want to possibly at least give someone a slap at one time or another during the vist.
During Festivus well you get to, called the airing of grivences but this to me added a whole new twist, and just might have to annoy everyone & sing this instead!
To Be Continued
You can find RYBACK The ROck Tyson Kidd The Shield on my other wrestling hub
(link is in first paragraph)