Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Talking Wrestling at 11pm 06/29 by Ringtimeprowrestling | Blog Talk Radio

Talking Wrestling at 11pm 06/29 by Ringtimeprowrestling | Blog Talk Radio
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Keith and Keshia return with another great show at the 11 o'clock hour. Having fun talking about ROH Best In The World... WWE Raw and CM Punk setting the wrestling world on fire.

CM Punk is Awesome

One of the greatest things about wrestling and the WWE is CM Punk. His shoot promo on last Monday's RAW was one of the greatest promo's in the history of the business. It had people wondering if it was real or not. Let me say this, nothing on WWE programming happens without Vince McMahon saying it can happen. That being said I believe that Punk felt ever word he was saying. He said what a lot of wrestling fans were really feeling. What you got to watch was something special that will be apart of wrestling history....

Monday, June 27, 2011

What is the Legend of John Cena Missing

In the world of professional wrestling there celebrated legends that we will talk about to the end of time. It happens in all sports and aspects of entertainment. We compare them to other all time greats and debate who is the best and why my guy is better than your guy. Whether it is Michael or Kobe, Tyson or Ali, or Elway versus Montana the debates can go on forever.

When we discuss these names in the world of wrestling, you hear names like Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Stone Cold Steve Austin or The Undertaker. Strange enough the name John Cena does not seem like it fits just yet. Even though he has clearly been the most dominate and popular wrestler of this past decade. But its just something about him that doesn't allow people to put Cena in that greatest of all time discussion. He is as polarizing as any superstar I have ever seen. He draws out all types of emotions from wrestling fans.

His Resume is not the Problem
We know that its not a lack of achievements that is hurting him in this conversation. He is a 10 time World Champion, a 4 time Tag Team Champion and 3 time United States Champion. Cena's World title reigns are more than The Undertaker, Bret Hart or Shawn Micheals have had. He has also won the Royal Rumble and beaten all of his major contemporaries. He has some classic feuds with Randy Orton and Edge. I wish he would have gotten some more time in his feuds with Triple H or CM Punk.

Maybe Doesn't Get to Compete Against Legends
Since 2005 when Cena won his first title he has had a lot of different competitors but you never felt like he was competing against another icon. Hogan and Flair did not compete against each other in the ring that much but because their organizations were. They both won their titles from all time greats and Cena won his first title from JBL. A good wrestler but not a Harley Race or Iron Sheik. Steve Austin won his first title from Shawn Michaels and The Undertaker defeated Hulk Hogan for his first title reign.

Maybe if he had more of a lasting issue with the Big Show or Chris Jericho earlier on in his career maybe the picture will look a little different. Right now outside of Big Show, Randy Orton and CM Punk name me another potential Hall of Famer on the roster. Hogan had Andre The Giant, Randy Savage or a Ted Dibiase during his WWE run. Ric Flair had Harley Race, Terry Funk and Dusty Rhodes to help him enhance his legend.

A lot of this is not his fault of course due to the current state of wrestling. Due to the fact there is only one prominent national organization and that everyone knows that these guys are pushed. Fans don't feel like these guys are battling up the card to make a way for themselves. Cena is coming up in an era where a lot of fans do not get emotionally invested in the product.

Maybe Me and my Peers are Too Old
Yes I said it, I may be too old for this. The reason that I am saying this is because at the age of 31, the rise of John Cena was not during my idealism period. When Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair were at the heights of popularity I was about 8 or 9 years old. Just like the young kids who are wearing the Cenation shirts, I was part of Hulkamania. When The Rock and Stone Cold where at their best I was 18 or 19. Trust nothing is better than when you are 18 or 19 years old. I can find the parallels in other things such as music and sports. I will never believe that Lebron James is comparable to Michael Jordan. So I probably will never think that John Cena is a Stone Cold Steve Austin.

Friday, June 24, 2011

ROH Best In The World PPV

For all of the wrestling fans who are tired of the WWE and TNA product there is another alternative. Check Ring of Honor's Best In The World internet PPV this weekend. This event will feature some of the best in ring work in the world today. If you are not familiar with the product I have posted some links to this post and youtube videos for your consumption. I hope to see ROH take a step into becoming one of the real players on the professional wrestling landscape.

Ring Of Honor Press Conference

Davey Richards vs Eddie Edwards Promo

Go Fight Live Link
June 26th Live from the Manhattan Center, New York, NY

ROH World Title Match
Eddie Edwards defends vs. Davey Richards

World Tag Team Title Four Way Elimination Match
ROH World Tag Team Champions Wrestling's Greatest Tag Team (Charlie Haas & Shelton Benjamin) defend vs. The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero & Claudio Castagnoli) vs. The All Night Express (Rhett Titus & Kenny King) vs. Jay & Mark Briscoe

World TV Title Match
Special Challenge Match #1
Steve Corino with Jimmy Jacobs vs. Michael Elgin with Truth Martini

Special Challenge Match #2
'The Prodigy' Mike Bennett vs. Jay Lethal

No Holds Barred Street Fight
Homicide vs. Rhino with The Embassy

Singles Action
Colt Cabana vs. Tommaso Ciampa with The Embassy

Cool Links
Ring of Honor Web Page

I Want Wrestling Web Page

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Old School Profile - Arn Anderson

In doing my most recent blog about Wrestling Hot Spots, I talked about the wonderful wrestling in the Atlanta area. I neglected to mention one man who was born in the great state Georgia. So I decided to dedicate my newest old school profile to this man.

The man that was born in Rome, GA as Martin Anthony Lunde you all know as "The Enforcer" Arn Anderson. The right hand man for "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair and the inspirational leader of the Four Horsemen.

Lunde began his career in the early 1980's wrestling for the Fully family in Southeastern Championship Wrestling. It was a NWA territory in the Pensacola, FL area. Having a successful run there winning the tag team titles 3 times while in that promotion. In 1984 he left the company to wrestle for Bill Watts, Mid South wrestling promotion. While his run was coming to an end the Junkyard Dog mentioned to Bill Watts that he resembled the Andersons. He then went to to Jim Crockett promotions where Ole Anderson shared the same opinion.

In Jim Crockett's Mid Atlantic Wrestling Lunde worked with Ole Anderson and became the Minnesota Wrecking Crew. He was billed as Ole's cousin and replaced the legendary Gene Anderson in the tag team. Named Arn Anderson he became apart of a great legacy and actually took the name to another level. With their bruising style and methodical destruction of body parts of their opponents became staples of how a tag team should work. They became a quick success and won the NWA National Tag Team titles in 1985 and defended them successfully.

Also forming a partnership with the Anderson's was another man that was billed as their cousin, The Nature Boy Ric Flair. These three gentleman never missed an opportunity to use their strength in numbers to help dominate the competition in Mid Atlantic Wrestling. Whether they were ganging up on Dusty Rhodes, Magnum TA or Ronny Garvin these men were running wild all over the organization now known at World Championship Wrestling (WCW).

The Birth of The Four Horsemen