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Author Archives: Nicholas Jason Lopez

Review – Ron Snyder – Wrestling’s New Golden Age

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

 

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was once signified as the “Be All, End All” of professional wrestling.

By now, that statement has been detracted with talent like The Young Bucks, Colt Cabana and Kenny Omega, all of whom have achieved financial efficiency and without any WWE stints (or pushes in Cabana’s case) to boot.

Ron Snyder’s “Wrestling’s New Golden Age: How Independent Promotions Have Revolutionized One Of America’s Favorite Sports,” released by Sports Publishing, succeeds in its goal to inform and explore just how independent wrestling came to be from its eerie territorial beginnings.

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Notes In Observance – NJPW English 2/26/17: Honor Rising Night One

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez 

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/26/17)

Honor Rising Night One 

– The opening video was flashy as always, which actually showcased the spread of American culture in Japan, particularly the “This is awesome!” chant. This was Honor Rising, a two-night event that chronicled Ring Of Honor talent officially hitting the NJPW airwaves. We’d see the likes of Punisher Martinez, Delirious, Jay Lethal and “The Last Real Man” Silas Young in action. Also hyped was “The Cleaner” Kenny Omega, as he was back from his hiatus.

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Notes In Observance – WCWC 2/25/17: Throwing Caution To The Whirlwind

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/25/17)

Throwing Caution To The Whirlwind 

– In the ring already were WCWC Tag Team Champions The Bonu$ Boyz and Kate Carney, as they mentioned how they deserved respect and whatnot. They were interrupted by some rather familiar music, The Whirlwind Gentlemen. Oh snap. Sadly, the audio went in and out at this moment so that pop couldn’t be fully soaked in. Jack Manley felt more natural on the mic and suggested a challenge for the belts. Of course, we’d imagine that the Champs wouldn’t be inclined to accept given that WG literally just returned. This moment was interrupted by The Heavenly Bodies, who laid claim to being the #1 Contenders and “not yesterday’s news.” A three-way brawl and a lot of stumbling later, it was WG left alone in the ring. It didn’t look as though they “cleaned house,” but we get it and all. WG back in the fold should open some fresh feud ideas. They’re also featured again in those furniture commercials, so it must be for the foreseeable future.

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Notes In Observance – TNA Impact Wrestling 2/23/17: Procure, Procure, Procure

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/23/17) 

Procure, Procure, Procure 

– The opening video brought us to Cameron, North Carolina at the Hardy abode. Broken Matt Hardy sought the advice of trusty giraffe, George Washington on the Seven Deities demanding that he return to his Egyptian roots. In only the way a man and giraffe can communicate in the Broken Universe, this cracked us up. Next, Matt spoke to Vanguard 1 about rumors of his drinking problems. A freaking drone. Ha. Anyways, Brother Nero approached Matt, as he was informed that they’d be transported to somewhere unknown. Matt basically asked Nero to “house his abilities” in his vessel and to change things up, Nero had the premonition that Matt would go to Egypt and just like that, Matt disappeared. If you powered through those few sentences without any trouble, then this show should be just for your liking. In any other gimmick, this would burn, but the Hardys always make it work. It’s like a niche at this point.

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Notes In Observance – ROH Wrestling 2/22/17: Man Up, Daniels

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/22/17) 

Man Up, Daniels 

– The opening video focused on the Ring Of Honor Decade Of Excellence Tournament and its “eight pioneers” that fought it out to lead down to the two that were left – Jay Briscoe and Christopher Daniels. The main story was that they stood in each other’s way of a World Title shot. This was a great video intro, actually went the way of those classic “NBA On NBC” intros that Marv Albert used to do. You tell us that doesn’t work.

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Notes In Observance – WWE NXT 2/22/17: Ohno Way Jose

By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/22/17)

Ohno Way Jose 

– The opening video hyped the NXT Women’s Championship #1 Contender Triple Threat match between Peyton Royce, Ember Moon and Liv Morgan to set up Champion Asuka’s next challenger. That’s a marquee right there.

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Jive Turkey Feat. Gary Jay And Patrick Brandmeyer Ep. 170

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*Courtesy Of The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & René*

 

Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & René, which features Special Guests National Wrasslin’ League St. Louis Champion Gary Jay and comedian/wrestling junkie Patrick Brandmeyer. 

Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Jay began his professional wrestling journey in June 2003 under the tutelage of Adaw Raw, Jordan Lacey, Nick Tyson, and Dingo. Over the past fourteen years, Jay has competed in many of the most recognizable professional wrestling promotions in the United States, including St. Louis Anarchy, Glory Pro Wrestling, Metro Pro Wrestling, IWA Mid-South, Full Impact Pro, Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment, Absolute Intense Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Freedom, Anarchy Championship Wrestling, Inspire Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling Zero1 USA, Pro Wrestling Revolver, Chikara Pro Wrestling, Beyond Wrestling, and Dragon Gate USA. Jay is the NWL St. Louis champion, the Pro Wrestling Freedom heavyweight champions, and one-half of the Atlanta Wrestling Entertainment tag team champions. Last weekend, representing Glory Pro Wrestling, Jay won the Scenic City Invitations trios tournament.

Regularly known for wearing his trademark Wayne’s World hat, Brandmeyer has been known as one of the most knowledgeable individuals regarding the St. Louis independent professional wrestling scene for over a decade. Brandmeyer is a walking encyclopedia of professional wrestling knowledge. Whether it is talking with fans about recent events, discussing events that happened years ago in any of the major St. Louis professional wrestling promotions, or stepping behind the microphone at High Risk Wrestling or Dynamo Pro Wrestling, Brandmeyer is the benchmark for professional wrestling historians in the St. Louis area. 

Discussions include WWE Survivor Series 2017, Paige’s return, update on wrestling legend Kamala and much more! 

 

 

 

 

Link Below: 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2017/11/23/jive-turkey-feat-gary-jay-and-patrick-brandmeyer-ep170

Notes In Observance – WWE 205 Live 2/21/17: Kings And Queens

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez 

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/21/17) 

Kings And Queens 

– The opening video recapped the previous night’s Raw contract signing segment for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship match at Fastlane on Mar. 5 between Champion Neville and Gentleman Jack Gallagher. They showed all the important parts, as Neville painted Gallagher as a live caricature of the things people laugh about British culture, to which Gallagher argued that being a gentleman was who he really was and not a part played. In the end, Gallagher got the last laugh as he outlasted Neville in impromptu combat and embarrassed him with William III, his trusty umbrella. Makes sense as Fastlane draws near. Gallagher should get as warm as possible for the belt.

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Notes In Observance – WWE SmackDown Live 2/21/17: Feel The Blow

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By Nicholas Jason Lopez

 

“Notes In Observance” features random thoughts and analysis on television shows. Quick results can be found at the bottom of the post. 

 

 

 

 

 

(Aired 2/21/17) 

Feel The Blow 

– The opening video recapped last week as new WWE Champion Bray Wyatt had to defend against John Cena and AJ Styles. Also shown was Luke Harper’s attack on Wyatt as revenge, which only created another obstacle for the Champ. Sure enough, he battled through and actually pinned Cena to keep his belt. Autocorrect turned that into “belly.” Do with that what you will. Anyways, The “Era Of Wyatt” was set to continue and his influence was so great that even Royal Rumble Winner Randy Orton refused to face him for the belt come WrestleMania 33. What a loyal disciple. In turn, SmackDown Live General Manager Daniel Bryan determined that a 10-Man Battle Royale would take place to determine who would face Wyatt at Mania. Simple enough and we’ve got a huge main event on our hands.

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Wrestle Talk Podcast – Super Awesome Feat. Shawn Hernandez And AJ Awesome Ep. 169

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*Courtesy Of The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & René*

 

Check out the latest episode from our friends at The Wrestle Talk Podcast With Joe & René, which features Special Guests Shawn Hernandez (Lucha Underground) and AJ Awesome (The AJ Awesome Show).

Discussions include Survivor Series 2017, Kenny Vs. Jericho, Lucha Underground Season Four and much more! 

 

 

 

 

Link Below: 

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/wrestletalkpodcast/2017/11/16/super-awesome-feat-shawn-hernandez-and-aj-awesome-ep169