Tending the Bigger Tree
Hello, my intended…
Exactly sixteen years ago, I gave an explanation about why racism angles were a terrible idea and should be avoided at all costs. At the time, Booker T was locking horns with Triple H heading into Wrestlemania and Triple H was explaining at length that ‘people like Booker’ not only did not deserve the top spots, but were lucky to be allowed to have ANY spots at all. Continue reading
Dancing in the Sheets
Hello, my intended…
Yeah, I know I missed Raw. Had a doctor’s appointment way too early Tuesday morning, so I couldn’t faff about watching Vince and the fam burn money into the wee hours showing us how badly they fucked up another pay-per-view. I have no idea who won what, since I spent the day bouncing around between doctor’s offices and pension departments trying to get my paperwork in order so the tax man doesn’t chew off my clothes come the end of the year. Priorities, right?
ICANN See Trouble On the Way
Hello my intended…
Well, seeing as I had the bright idea to suggest Mike do something with the $10 he spent to re-up the ICANN listing for the ol’ lethalwrestling.com and maybe give some of us our posting privileges back, I guess it’d be a smidge hypocritical if I didn’t belly up to the bar and make use of said privileges once they were returned, hm? So, seeing as it’s Monday night and I still fucking hate myself, might as well hide the sharps and take a look at Raw…
Well kids, its been awhile. I decided it was a good time to jump back into writing about wrestling so I made the terrible mistake of logging in and here we are. I took a HUGE break from watching wrestling after Benoit turned his name into a verb but I got back in exactly 3 Wrestlemania’s ago. This will be the first time I’ve written about wrestling in well over a decade so make sure you head over to our forum, Shooting Star Press to shit all over it.
Hey everyone, it’s me Cruelty. Did you miss me? I’ve been busy getting rich and pampered like GSP while JAV gets high and… high some more like Diaz. So it makes sense that we’d get together and do a podcast to discus GSP vs Diaz. Before this main event this card has mostly marginal fights but there are two that make this worth your time:
Carlos Condit vs Johnny Hendricks
Jake Ellenberger vs Nate Marquardt
These are important fights and the Condit-Hendricks fight should be fucking fireworks. You should listen to us talk about it with JAV’s podcast buddy Jesse:
That Other Sports Show
You’ll hear me called Chris and JAV called Jay because it’s real life so we’re not using stupid internet handles. Then we plug our twitters and you have stupid handles again…
Anyway enjoy the fights!
When it comes to writing about wrestling here on the Internet, there is one man who is a more polarizing figure than even John Cena. That man is of course Triple H. You can always count on there being some news about Triple H to write about. Triple H and his place in wrestling is like a solid go to story if you really need something to write about and once again there is a story about Triple H that I just have to write about. Since this is an editorial, I will say up front that I am one of the biggest Bret Hart fans in the world. Every generation of fan has “their guy”. Well Bret Hart is MY guy and I will always defend him to the bitter end. So when I saw the headline “Bret Hart says Triple H is not even in the Top 1000” or that he “Never Had A Great Match”, I just said to myself thank you. Thank you to the wrestling God’s for this gift.
Hey this is Cruelty aka @chriswpower posting here because JAV is too baked to type. We recorded a podcast preview prior to the UFC event last night, then didn’t post it here because apparently we knew deep down that my predictions were going to be embarrassingly wrong. Well if you’re planning to catch the replay, or if you like drunk guys named Chris saying incorrect things about MMA, please check the link below! Also JAV aka Jay and our Portland friend Jesse are on the show and charming. But let’s face it I’m the real money-maker here like when Betty White goes on a sitcom and kills it by rapping or referencing her sexuality.
UFC 155 Predictions on That Other Sports Show
Enjoy the UFC replay, crazy JMMA shows, and don’t impregnate anyone by accident tomorrow night!
The Canadians get no NHL this year, so happily for them the UFC has created a Canadian card that should feature should Canadian victories. Remember Clearly Canadian? When you were a teenager did you ever hire a hobo to buy you liquor and thus you’ve had Canadian Club Whiskey? Very refreshing. Well tonight is be MMA refreshment for your brain. Before you watch, though, you may want to listen to JAV and I ramble about it. Who likes reading right? Better to listen on your phone on the way to the bar, or while you’re prepping the meats for your UFC watch party. (you know what I mean by that)
JAV aka Jay and his buddy Jesse have this lovely podcast they do, and sometimes I (Cruelty aka Chris) call in and talk some MMA with them. Check the links below for the UFC 154 preview edition:
Listen on BlogTalkRadio.com
or if you prefer
Download the MP3
You can also find it on Stitcher and iTunes by searching for “That Other Sports Show”. Enjoy the show, and enjoy the fights!
Sup folks, there’s a UFC PPV, so you know what time it is. This card is sneaky good with a lot of young talent. We may of lost a killer main event, and a potential awesome 205 fight, but WE GOT ANDERSON SILVA!! So let’s move forward, I’m italics, Cruelty isnt, LETS GO!!!
Cristiano Marcello over Reza Madadi – Round 1 Submission (RNC)
Ok this card is going to be rough in terms of writing previews, because these guys are “local talent” beyond the normal level of “local talent.” The local part is the part that’s beyond. They are VERY local. It’s like when you name an obscure band called “Brazilian fighters” of which people know like 5 that aren’t R-word Gracie, and these are NOT the five, these are deep cuts. Maybe we’ll see some new blossoming talent but usually Brazilians just fight like crazy people so we’ll hear Rogan say “WILD WINGING punches” a minimum of vinte e quarto times. Cristiano is very one dimensional bjj, but it’s pretty good bjj. Reza fancies himself a bit of a grappler himself, but I don’t think he’s at Cristiano’s level. I’m gonna out on a limb (on a tree of “who cares about this fight”) and say Cristiano straight-up taps him.
Sup folks? It’s early Friday, my phone is broke, and I’m hungover as fuck. So fuck the formalities, you’ve been reading us long enough to know the drill, que no? I’m italics, Cruelty isnt, there’s fights this week, we pick the winners starting NOW.
Charlie Brenneman over Kyle Noke – Round 3 JD
So Charlie Brenneman is gonna try to wrestle. Spoiler Alert? He pretty much just wrestles so he’ll try to wrestle. Kyle Noke is a good submission grappler but I’m never sure if he’s a good wrestler. Is this his first fight at 170? That’s another wildcard. Brenneman has surpisingly good bjj and I don’t complain about his constant tries for top position because I like that he works to advance position as well. He’s sudden with his shots and defends submissions well. Unless Noke is a monster at this new weight class I think Brenneman should be able to survive Noke’s attacks from guard, and win via top position.