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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!

 

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

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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!

 

 

Truly a sad state the American public has fallen too May 30, 2013

Watch this video, this is the American public, this is the future (if you can call it that) of our Country. This makes me sick that Americans are so stupid, kids these days are pathetic. WAKE UP FOLKS!!! or it will be to late to save this country!

 

So my two cents on this “Terror” in the UK and terrorism May 26, 2013

I understand that this sucks, these two guys run over a British soldier, hack him up and then have locals film their confession so it can be aired on TV. It is a terrible thing and I do not condone that action whatsoever. On the other hand I have to believe that it is what most historians 500 years from now will view as a retaliation! Here is my line of thinking, when one group of individuals constantly attacks another group, in this case its the Western world attacking the middle east, and it has been going on for a lot longer than this silly “war” on terror, then the other side will attack back at some point. Whats the difference between this attack or even the World Trade Center attack on 9-11 and a drone strike that destroys a school full of children? Yet we call it terror when we are attacked and we call it a tactical strike when we destroy a building with 30 innocent people and 1 “terror target”. Get used to it people, it is not terrorism, it is retaliation and we brought everything upon ourselves by letting our elected officials get away with murder for so long. Look at the two pictures below and tell me which one looks more like terror? To me I say the drone unleashing missiles is a hell of a lot scarier, so before you go cry terror, look at it from outside your own little comfort zone.

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GMO’s explained so even a first grader can understand May 18, 2013

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So with all the buzz about GMO’s and how they are bad many folks miss the message because they do not understand what the problem is. Here is a great video that every person in the world should watch, this is a great tool to show people just how bad a lot of the food out there is. Also this explains how and why it is allowed via Government legislation, just more proof that your government officials care more about their future than about the people they represent. You can do one simple thing to protest this, DO NOT BUY PRODUCTS THAT ARE GMO!!