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Bali 9 – Bottom line is they had to be killed…. April 28, 2015

Filed under: Australia — cowboyography @ 9:42 pm
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After ten years of appeals and many months of political posturing, the Indonesian government has finally executed Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. As an American living in Australia I do feel sympathy for these men and their families, more for the families… as the drug dealers got themselves into this. Yes I still call them drug dealers as that is what they are.

Many people see two men here that are worth saving, but what would have happened if that Heroine had made it to the Australian main land as they had planned? what if that Heroine had killed your sister, or your son? Would you wish death upon the person that gave them those drugs? I would.

You see, I have no sympathy for Chan and Sukumaran, they lost a bet, they took a deal with the devil and the wager was their life versus millions of dollars. Straight up they lost that bet, so I feel no more sadness for them personally than I do a degenerate gambler losing his hard earned money. Had they succeeded in their mission do you think they would have cared the damage the drugs would cause on society? They would have felt no more remorse than the gambler who walks away from the casino after tripling his money…

Now I do not think the punishment fits the crime, I think death is a bit much for drug smugglers, the Indonesian Government however thinks it is the proper punishment and “When in Rome”. They new the penalty and they still took the risk, so now they are paying the price that they knew was clearly marked on drug smuggling in that country.

The last reason I feel that their deaths were needed was this is the rule, the law and who the hell is the Australian government or any other foreign country to tell people what to do on their own soil? You go to Germany you live by their laws, same in Australia, and same in Indonesia. It’s like saying a man from Bali goes to Australia and gets arrested for soliciting a prostitute, but his argument is that in his country there is no penalty for such actions so he shouldn’t be in trouble… Sounds absurd but that is exactly what is happening.

RIP gentlemen and let this be a lesson, the Bali Governement doesn’t mess around, you have drugs there you will be killed and they are not going to bend or break.

 

Wrestlemania 31… Predictions, Breakdown, and Opinion March 26, 2015

Filed under: WWE — cowboyography @ 10:13 am
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So here we are, heading down the Road to Wrestlemania, only hours have past since the go home show sent us home. Now some of you may be very excited for this years Mania and that’s great! On the other hand many of you believe this will be a lackluster year with all eyes on the big stage that will be Dallas and Jerryland next year for Wrestlemania 32. I fall somewhere in the middle, and the following is the breakdown of the matches of Mania and how I think things will play out. A side note, I do not read any dirt sheets and I am in the dark to all this, I live in Australia and the WWE buzz is zero here.

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Rusev Vs Cena

I like Rusev, and when I say I like him I really mean I cannot stand him, so I think he is a great heel, and the WWE desperately needs top heels in the near future. This match has had minimal build up yet it is one of the most established matches of Mania, that says something about the product these days. So the story goes, Rusev is the undefeated giant from Russia, Cena is the “underdog” American fighting for his country, a tried and true formula that the WWE has gone to many times before. Both men have gotten over on each other over the past couple of months and both have shown they have what it takes to take out the other guy.

What I hope Happens- Personally I hope that Rusev wins, and wins big, let this man destroy Cena and hold the US Title for a long time, he should hold his Mania win over everyone’s head for the next year and keep the streak alive….

What I think will happen- Cena goes super-Cena on Rusev and wins via pinfall after a couple of AA’s and Rusev is buried to mid card status for the next year.

Bad-News-Barrett-wwe-37039614-500-500I am afraid I have some bad news… I can’t win a god damn match!

7 man ladder – Ziggler, Ambrose, R-Truth, Bad New Barrett, Daniel Bryan, Luke Harper, StarDust

This match sucks in my honest opinion, big matches like this look good on paper and in video games, however in reality this will be a spot-fest with two guys constantly in motion and 5 guys “injured” at ringside. There will be some great moments, and some daring high spots, for sure and to the casual fan this may be an entertaining match, but to fans of wrestling and storytelling this will be a mess of a match. The intercontinental title is a joke these days, just look at the champs record over the past month, what is he the Honky Tonk Man? At least honky lost due to count outs and cheating, Barrett has just straight up lost.

What I hope happens- I hope that Dolph wins, he is the shot in the arm that this title needs and the crowd would blow the roof off the place if he comes out on top, which could put them in a better mood for the title match, which could turn the crowd heel!

What I think will happen- My prediction is that Barrett retains here, the company likes him and wants him in a power spot, they like to screw Bryan and Ziggler and I could see a Sheamus run in to secure the title for Barrett.

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30 Man Battle Royal

If only this match meant anything at all… While the Royal Rumble winner gets the over the top prize of head lining Mania (which I can’t stand, see my Rumble article) the winner of this match is given a destructible trophy. Last year the big winner was Cesaro, what did he get out of it? Well he received a half-assed push with Paul Heyman that fell flat and sent him lower than mid-card hell. So the bottom line is that the WWE has all but told us, this match does not matter and the winner is insignificant.

What I hope happens- I don’t care

What I think will happen- I can see a couple of outcomes, first a showdown between Miz and Mizdow that ends with a full Mizdow turn as he eliminates his boss, I can also see Ryback winning to try and give him that push he needs to get back to the top tier of talent.

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Reigns vs Lesnar

Yeah this match is next, because quite honestly I am more excited about a few other matches further down the list, so with that said lets cover “The Main Event”. Although we have all seen this Title Match coming far before the Royal Rumble was in the books this bout has no steam. To create steam you need two combustible elements going at each other, and aside from a couple of interviews we have seen Brock and Roman is the same ring once! What the hell!? WWF used to build up feuds for months, years even, Macho and Hogan at Wrestlemania 5 was set up at Wrestlemania 4! The prize for the Royal Rumble is to great, but that’s a whole other article… Another issue is that I don’t really care for anyone in this feud except Paul Heyman, I hope Paul Wins on Wrestlemania night, because he is the one who really deserves the belt. One good thing is that the WWE has signed Lesnar to a multi-year deal, so in theory this match can go either way.

What I hope happens- I hope we get the Reigns heel turn, as Heyman elects to hinder Lesnar and Help Roman get the win. The other great options is a Money in the Bank cash in, and let Rollins walk out of Santa Clara with gold in hand.

What I think will happen- Vince will force feed us Roman Reigns as he awkwardly stumbles through a sloppy match only to emerge the victor after a spear…. POOP

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HHH Vs Sting

I am rooting for this match to be classic, I believe it can be good in ring with some top notch high spots and false finishes. Here is the problem, 5 years ago, 10 years ago, 20 years ago – Take anyone of those in front of the following question, who would be the dream match-up for Sting if WCW/TNA would cross promote with the WWE/WWF? My answer would never have been Triple H. I do like both men and think they can get some good pops, I just hope the highlight is not their entrances. I am glad Sting finally spoke and had that good interaction with Stephanie on Raw, and I am also glad they addressed the issue of Sting is not here for WCW, but here for The Game.

What I hope happens- I wish there was some stipulation involved, stings career vs HHH’s power as COO, something like that, but since there is not, I hope Sting wins and we get a long slow burn for Mania 32 and we get Sting vs Taker.

What I think will happen- I think Sting will win

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Orton Vs Rollins

My number one contender for match of the night, I love Rollins, as a heel and as a in ring preformer. Orton is a great presence and can really get the crowd to pop, while I’m not the biggest Orton fan I think he is good at what he does. I think we will get the usual J&J bits and I expect some really big spots from Rollins, this being the biggest match of his career. This rivalry has been built as brutal so I would love to see some color in this match.

What I hope Happens- I hope Orton does the favors and Rollins goes over, even if it’s a little J&J greasy. Rollins is a star on the rise, keep the jet pack on him let him win here and win the title before Summerslam.

What I think will happen- I am not real sure… this could go any number of ways, the WWE knows they have something great in Rollins so I think Randy take the fall after a hell of a battle.

bray-wyattWhat is in the urn? Has Bray stuck his wiener in the urn? Hmmmm?

Undertaker vs Bray Wyatt

Best for last? I hope so, I have been a WWE/WWF fan for so many years and the Taker has been around for many of them, I watched his debut at Survivor series live and he was the big bad guy during my childhood that I have grown to love. Bray is special, both in ring and on the mic, and the WWE has created an interesting dilemma by pitting these two demons against each other. On one hand we have the Taker with one loss last year, and completely MIA for an entire trip around the sun, on the other hand Bray Wyatt, possibly the future monster of the WWE. I honestly do not know why they didn’t use the Sting vs Taker card here but possibly next year in Texas, nothing like watching two old farts beating each other up in the Dallas heat.

What I hope happens- I hope Bray goes over in the match of the year. and buries the Taker for good. I don’t really care to see Sting fight anyone anymore so let the Taker ride off into the sunset, broken.

What I think will happen- Taker can’t lose again…. can he? I think taker wins, maybe some sort of hologram interference or some shit… I think Bray will not get his big push for another year or so.

Well there you have it folks, I will be writing a Wrestlemania follow up next week so check back!

 

Why the Royal Rumble has lost its luster January 18, 2015

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I am a huge wrestling fan. I am a fan of nearly everything 80’s and with that comes Hulk Hogan, Macho Man Randy Savage, Andre The Giant and all the other fantastic wrestlers of that era. One of the best WWF pay-per-views of the late 80’s and early 90’s was a Pat Patterson creation known as the Royal Rumble. The rumble was an event where we would see belts change hands, hero’s rise from the rubble, and new rivalries were born. The mystique of the rumble was that anyone can win this thing and it could catapult someone to the top, if you don’t believe me look at the first two rumbles.

Hacksaw Jim Duggan won the first ever rumble back in 88, this was a 20 man match that followed the classic formula where every two minutes another participant entered the ring and wrestlers were eliminated when they were thrown over the top rope. Hacksaw was a mid-card guy at best, more often than not he was really just a jobber to the heel stars, often losing to the likes of Ted Debiase, The Giant and even Haku. So to have Duggan win the rumble really set the stage that anyone can win this thing and that made the event really something to look forward to.

The following year the event was expanded to 30 men and the event made its pay-per-view debut. The event this year featured even bigger names such as Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Ted Dibiase and Macho Man Randy Savage, but the man who emerged victorious was another guy nobody expected to win. When all was said and done Big John Studd threw Ted Dibiase over the top rope and had his hand raised in victory. Not to take anything away from John Studd but he was not that big at the time and had been out of wrestling completely for many years. Yet the WWF felt confident in giving the win to someone who was not on the top-tier of the company pantheon.

The reason the Rumble worked so well was perfectly exemplified in these first two years of the event, anyone can win this match, that is the draw, that is what puts an ass in every 18 inches. This is what also leads me to my point, the WWE Royal Rumble is nearly upon us yet again, and yet again 30 participants will rumble and only one man will stand victorious. The difference is that everyone in the world knows that one of only two, maybe three wrestlers will win the match. The problem is not the participants but rather the prize. Having the winner of the Royal Rumble headline Wrestlemania pigeonholes the Rumble into a very predictable match.

Last year it was almost inevitable that Dave Batista was going to win the rumble, we all figured that was the direction the match was heading in, so much so that I didn’t even watch the match. Why would I want to watch an hour long wrestling match where the outcome is all but guaranteed. It makes no sense to have such a huge match featuring 30 of the top names in the sport when everyone knows the winner this year will be either Daniel Bryan or Roman Reigns. If I had to give a prediction they will be the last two men remaining as that is the only way the WWE can create any drama in this match at all.

The bottom line is that the Royal Rumble is not broken and is easily salvageable. My suggestion is that they reward the winner of the Royal Rumble match with a title shot of their choice at the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view. This way they could let anyone win the Rumble without interference in the main event of Mania and this could also set up new feuds as the winner could challenge for the Intercontinental, or the  US Title. If this were the case you could easily see guys like Harper, Ziggler, or Ambrose having a chance to win the rumble and get the career boost they need.

Also check out my new podcast, AMERICA VS AUSTRALIA for a complete breakdown of which country got what right and what they got wrong.

Look for more wrestling articles soon and thanks for reading!

 

The 80’s, Bad idea for a wrestling promotion… Music Videos! December 7, 2013

So in the late 80’s Vince McMahon wanted to expand his empire, naturally he looked into pop culture, trying to capitalize on the youth of the day he decided that what the youngsters wanted was music, So he came up with this video, and he debuted it on Saturday Nights Main Event and explained that this video could be seen exclusivly on MTV! Needless to say this idea flopped but Vince was undeterred as it wasnt long after this the WWF released its Piledriver video sung by Koko B Ware. Proof that Vince didn’t have a true Midas touch, a few things he touched literally became turds in his hands! and since I do top 5 lists here are the top five things in this video that make me laugh…

#5- Paul Orndorf constant kissing of his own biceps

#4- The Hammer cannot sing

#3- Vince really wishes he was one of the boys

#2- George Steele looking more lost than that dude in Slingblade

#1- Shieky Baby

 

Lets go to war… or didn’t you hear? August 27, 2013

Filed under: America — cowboyography @ 10:59 am
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thefatsAmerica to the rescue!

I think is funny that the US is “coming to the rescue” once again this time in Syria by launching “tactical” strikes. We all know how tactical strikes go, one person of interest killed next to 100 innocents, but we may have gotten that one guy who may or may not have been a “bad” guy… It’s absurd really, What’s even worse is that more Americans are talking about Billy Rays’ hick daughter dancing on MTV than the fact that the US is once again launching a war on a nation that we have no right to interfere with. Strap up them boots boys cause your going into fight another needless war to further the agenda of some rich politicians that have never even considered going into battle themselves! Good for America another generation of fucked up PTSD kids for some rich fools agenda! WAKE UP!!!!!

 

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Top 5 signs that we are entering a new dark age August 17, 2013

So I may upset some readers tonight but I feel that we are truly entering into a new worldwide dark age and it is being led by America. Our beliefs are absurd, our Government is corrupt and we have no idea how we got to this high standard of living in the first place. So without further ado here are my top five signs that we are now entering a new worldwide dark age:

#5- The Arts

Lets go back in time, the renascence was made of people making beautiful art, music, paintings and ideas,… I think of Michelangelo, Beethoven, and Shakespeare. Ideas that transform and transcend the current way of thinking, what do todays youth flock to? Shit that is shoveled down their throats from modern media, shit like American Idol, Jay-Z, and all the other rinse and repeat bull that floods our modern media as “art”. Less than a year ago I attended a showing of the Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas, that was beautiful but 90% of todays youth would probably roll their eyes at, they would ask “where are the lasers? and where were the rappers” they wouldn’t know art if it was placed in front of hem on a solver platter! Now I ask name one artist today that will stand the test of time, again that same 90% couldn’t pull a name from their ass if their life depended on it. We have been gifted with so many mediums today and we waste them all on schlock that might make a buck rather than make art like say Stanley Kubrick did during his lifetime.

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#4- US Worldwide Murder

We call it progress, but is that really what a drone strike is? C’mon people, wake up, the US is responsible for more deaths worldwide than AIDS, and we all hate AIDS. Terrorism kills less Americans annually than honey bees yet the Government uses that as an excuse to murder thousands of people every year. Then the US Government calls it terrorism when one of these small little countries strikes back, I call that retaliation but they call it terrorism. We have a two-party system so we can have change when we want it, yet there really is no change ever, it is a nice little quandary they have you all in and nothing will ever change as long as you keep voting republican or democrat, I mean we have been at war non stop since the 1940’s!

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#3- Retail and Service

So the Government tells you that jobs are coming back, America is not unemployed, HAHAHAHA, you know what sectors are growing? In the past 15 years America has gone from a 50/50 split in Production VS Service jobs to a 90/10 split, that’s right 90% of jobs in America now are service! that means you service someone else… and you make jack shit, that’s because China is having their own little renascence and they are now producing everything you buy, while you service they rich fuckers!

#2- Big Brother

Do you relies how many rights you no longer have? The Government is taking your right to privacy, your right to bear arms, your right to free speech, your right to freedom of assembly, and more! Look around and people say well I am not doing anything wrong, so it doesn’t affect me… until it does! Your emails are being read, your browsing history is being logged and your postal mail is being documented all under the guise that this will stop terrorism, again something that kills fewer people annually than fucking honey bee’s! Oppressive Government will lead to disillusionment and that is what leads to collapse, Government needs to back off, they do not need to hold our hands, they should be a minor role in our lives otherwise why not live in Russia or China?

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#1 WAR WAR WAR

The world is at war, look around, the Middle East is burning, North Korea is being used by Russia and China to prod the western world and the US has so many troops deployed around the world in “Peace Keeping” efforts that always end in more turmoil than before we arrived. Look into past dark ages, what led up to them? WAR! The entire US economy is built on the war machine, and the spoils of wars, it can only last so long before it all implodes. I would be surprised if the world as we know it doesn’t undergo a drastic shift in the next twenty years. The sad thing is that most Americans are so ignorant, so complacent that they can’t even see it, as long as they get their next football game or next reality TV show, they can’t see beyond the idiot box they stare into every night.

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The Dark Age is upon us, name me one scientist, name me one real musician that actually writes and performs music, name me one Artist, most Americans cannot do this…. SAD!

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You want change? How about more Murder than ever before! August 14, 2013

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That’s right, you all voted for change when you voted for Obama, so here is a handy chart to show you some change clear as day, your government now kills more kids than ever before! Follow the link above for a shocking wake up call and Good for you!