WPGW/FUN Wrestling – Mecha Santa Calls Out Top Notch Who Responds

This episode of World Golden Powers Wrestling/FUN Wrestling begins exactly where WSTEVE ended. Mecha Santa called Top Notch Super Best to his Mecha Lair. After Top Notch arrived, Mecha Santa laid out a challenge for him – an Interdimensional Gauntlet match on Oct. 3 – one year after Top Notch defeated him for the Haitch title. Top Notch accepts the challenge.

If Top Notch wins, Mecha Santa will erase himself from existence. The event is called Interdimension Tension of the Human Year 2017.

Essentially WSTEVEW and FUN/WGPW will collide with matches featuring wrestlers from both promotions. It’s kind of like WWF Invasion meets Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Part 1

Tonight’s card features some good matches. Club Hoss – Bread Chef and N.W. Anderson – defend their titles against the Empire of Pain – Nehario Dayne and M.E. Williams. This match is inside of a Hell in a Cell, which is fitting since both teams have clashed repeatedly.

Their rivalry is akin to the New Day and the Usos – who always put on great matches.

Part 2

On part 2, Ad Revenue makes his return to the FUN Arena to take on Larson Libre champion Captain FUN Wrestling in a non-title match. This is a fast-paced match between two Larson Libre competitors. No doubt Ad Revenue wants a measure of revenge for losing to Top Notch.

FUN world champion Boss Hoss faces the Undead Commissioner in a street fight. It’s shades of their clash in WSTEVEW and becomes really bloody.

Al’s Non Kayfabe Corner – This was a great episode of WGPW/FUN Wrestling. The Llama graphic is creepy, but it fits with the Golden Powers ruling FUN Wrestling.

As far as matches I’d like to see for Interdimension Tension of the Human Year 2017, here are my top 3 choices.

1. Captain Fun Wrestling vs. Heel Supreme

2. Captain Horsemask vs. Magic Pony

3. John America and Man Dying of John Cena vs. Club Hoss

Also, Steve vs. Larson – one of the greatest E-Wrestling rivalries of all time.

During the stream, Steve and Larson didn’t say whether or not they would switch over to WWE 2k18. If they do, Interdimension Tension of the Human Year 2017 would be a good way to end Friendo Unified Championship Wrestling on WWE 2K17.


Alman on NXT – September 20

This week’s episode of NXT was pretty packed with matches and good segments.

The opening contest Johnny Gargano took on Tino Sabatelli, one week after he defeated Riddick Moss. It was a good back and forth match – Sabatelli and Moss look great and I like them as a team. During this match Sabatelli was a cocky heel who would have Gargano on the ropes, but let him catch his wind.

Sabatelli had Gargano down, but Johnny Wrestling was about to rebound and lock the Gargano escape for the win. Gargano is more than ready for the main roster, but I’m glad to see NXT is having two inexperienced guys like Moss and Sabatelli work with someone with Gargano’s experience.

A couple of announcements – Roderick Strong will challenge NXT Champion Drew McIntyre for the title in two weeks. They also showed a video package of Asuka vacating the NXT women’s championship.

I hadn’t addressed this before, but I really enjoyed watching Asuka come into her own as a performer. I’m sad to see her leave, but I know she’ll kill it on Raw or Smackdown Live. During the night you also had Sonya Deville and Dakota Kai say they want to be the next women’s champion.

The second match was Lacey Evans vs. Biana BelAir. Both women impressed me in the Mae Young Classic and both wrestlers impressed me tonight. BelAir showcased her strength and pace while Evans displayed some good moves in the ring. She has a bit of sizzle to her steak.

Evans almost had the match won until BelAir used her hair as a whip, setting up a reverse powerbomb for the pin. What’s great about BelAir is she can use her hair as a weapon and the referee can’t do anything about it because it’s not a foreign object.

Aleister Black came out to cut his first promo. In what would be his toughest test, he delivered a good promo about traveling the world and spending 15 years to get to NXT, collecting scars along the way. Then came down the Velveteen Dream, who called out Black, saying his scars were false and he was afraid. Black knocked the microphone out of his hand and went to his seating position while the Dream joined him for a moment, then left the ring.

This segment could have gone bad really quick. A couple of people tried to start a “What” chant, which could have killed Dream’s steam. Yet it didn’t go anywhere. This set up a program between NXT’s more unique wrestlers. It kind of reminds me of The Undertaker and Goldust in 1996.

Lars Sullivan took on No Way Jose in a match. Jose managed to get in some offense, but Sullivan dominated most of the match. He delivered a flying headbutt and slam for the win. I like Sullivan’s presentation. He’s a scary looking man with scary move and power moves that devastate his opponents.

In the main event you had Tyler Bate and Trent Seven vs. Bobby Fish and Kyle O’ Reilly accompanied by Adam Come (bay-bay).

Great match with both teams showcasing great movies. I loved Seven faking the knife edge chop to hit a DDT on Fish. After he received the hot tag, Bate showed some athleticism and strength.

The match ended after O’Reilly had Seven in a sleeper, then Fish hit a kick then covered Seven for the pin. Fans who really hadn’t seen ReDragon or Moustache Mountain perform got a good sample in this match.

NXT champion McIntyre ran out to chase Cole and reDragon away. As The Trio went up the ramp, they were met by NXT Tag Team champions Sanity – who solidified their face turn –
to end the show.

All in all it was a good episode of NXT. Plenty of action and a couple of good segments. The main event match was great and I enjoyed seeing Black cut his first promo and enter a feud with the Velveteen Dream.

Linebacker Ben Boulware would be great for wrestling

In an article from the Greenville Online, Manie Robinson wrote that former Clemson star linebacker Ben Boulware would be a perfect fit in professional wrestling. After going undrafted, Boulware was cut from the Carolina Panthers on Sept. 2 during the final round of roster cuts. He signed with the San Francisco 49ers three days later, but was subsequently cut this past Tuesday.

Here’s a sample of what Robinson wrote.

“Sure, it is more spectacle than sport, but it provides an avenue for Boulware to perform in his prowess. World Wrestling Entertainment may script the outcomes of its championship events, but the strength and athleticism exhibited cannot be fabricated.

Boulware could still display the strength that helped him shed blocks and wrangle running backs. He could still get paid to do something he apparently loves — running into people at full speed. And the antics he pulled under piles would draw praise instead of penalty flags.

Boulware already has an audition tape. He turned a Saturday afternoon romp into Monday Night Raw last season when he suplexed a Syracuse receiver mercilessly to the Death Valley turf.”

Boulware is equipped for stardom. His strutting sack dances, sharp tongue and unremitting tenacity would make him the perfect heel. His beard alone has more charisma than most football players. He would be brilliant with a microphone in his hand and a belt over his shoulder.

Boulware is a concoction of grit, vigor and abandon, doused in gasoline and harnessed in heart. There is no room in him for an ounce of quit. He will chase the NFL doggedly. There is nothing any general manager could say to stop him.

There are a plethora of examples to use when comparing football players who chose the path of professional wrestling. Former world champions like The Rock, Vader, Ron Simmons, John Cena, Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt are just some stars who have transitioned from the gridiron to the squared circle.

I say let’s give this kid a chance to see what’s made of. Sure, not everyone is made to be a professional wrestler, but there have been plenty of performers who have surprised fans and surpassed their expectations, and Boulware could be the next big thing.

Pro Wrestling when fans attack

Jason Saint from S****loads of Wrestling posted this video of WCW referee Mark Curtis handling a fan who decided to interrupt a match between Dean Malenko and Psicosis.

When being an overzealous fan goes wrong, it usually means you get ejected from the arena after getting your ass kicked by a wrestler thirteen times your size and strength. In this instance… it may have been a bit more embarrassing. – Jason Saint

Embarrassing would be right and there are countless videos of fans getting involved during or after a match. It’s usually referees or security that takes them out, but fans have also seen wrestlers take the boots to a fan. One of my favorite memories was seeing Kevin Nash and Scott Hall take the boots to a drunk fan who decided to get in on the action.

I know, I probably shouldn’t be amused to see a fan, who isn’t a trained wrestler, get kicked by two professionals, but I’m also not someone who applauds stupidity when it’s masked as what people might think as courage. What really irks me is when fans try to justify the terrible behavior of others, especially if it’s directed as a wrestler they don’t like. I’m sorry, but why was it a good reason for someone to throw Money in the Bank briefcase at Roman Reigns.

Fans hitting the ring or messing with the heel wrestlers was common back in the day. It was a part of heels getting heat. In fact, wrestlers were encouraged to fight fans who got in their face or called them out in order to protect the business.

Still, I don’t think it’s a good idea for someone who isn’t trained to fight to get up in a wrestler’s face. On the other hand, it’s dangerous for a wrestler because you don’t know if someone is carrying a knife or a gun.

If you pay a ticket to attend a live WWE event, you are allowed to voice your opinion, cheer, boo – whatever you want to say. But that ticket doesn’t give you the right – or privilege – to attack a wrestler for whatever reason.

NY Times’ Bobby Heenan’s story

New York Times’ NEIL GENZLINGER penned a good story on former wrestling manager and broadcaster Bobby “The Brain” Heenan. Here’s a snippet.

Bobby Heenan, a professional wrestler who found greater success managing other wrestlers and working as a quick-witted commentator, becoming one of the most colorful figures in a flamboyant business, died on Sunday in Tampa, Fla. He was 72.

His death was announced on the website of WWE, the organization formerly known as World Wrestling Entertainment. Mr. Heenan, universally known by his nickname, the Brain, had been treated for throat cancer and other health problems for years.

Mr. Heenan managed a starry roster of wrestlers, including Andre the Giant, Nick Bockwinkel, the Brain Busters, King Kong Bundy and Big John Studd. And he was one of wrestling’s most visible characters, whether inviting the crowd at ringside to shower him with derision or bantering on television about a forthcoming match.

The wrestler Ric Flair, on Twitter on Sunday, called him “the greatest manager, one of the greatest announcers, and one of the best in-ring performers in the history of the business.”
Raymond Louis Heenan was born on Nov. 1, 1944, in Chicago. His father, Robert, was a railroad worker. His mother, the former Mildred Bernadette Kambrcz, was a hotel manager.

He saw his first match as a boy, and the attraction was immediate. “I was 10 years old, and I went to the Marigold Arena in Chicago, and I was hooked, just like that,” Mr. Heenan said at his induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2004.

He began hanging out at wrestling events in Chicago as a teenager, carrying wrestlers’ jackets, selling soda and doing other odd jobs; the wrestler Dick the Bruiser (Richard Afflis) was a particular mentor.

When someone did not show up one day, the young Mr. Heenan donned a mask and took part in a match. By the mid-1960s he was in the ring as a wrestler himself. He often employed a shtick that involved a lot of talk but an aversion to actual physical contact.

Mr. Heenan began managing other wrestlers early in his career, and in the bluster-filled world of professional wrestling, that did not mean merely scheduling their matches; it meant brashly talking them up and taunting their opponents.

His wrestlers were generally “heels” — the villains in the matches — and so he came in for a fair amount of taunting himself. Detractors called him Weasel and were quick to chant that name when he turned up at ringside or in the announcers’ booth.

To read the rest of the story, follow the link.

Natalya defends Smackdown Women’s title against Charlotte Flair

From WWE.com

It will be a battle pitting The Queen against The Queen of Harts, the Figure-Eight Leglock against the Sharpshooter, the unstoppable against the truly insurmountable. At WWE Hell in a Cell on Sunday, Oct. 8, Charlette Flair will attempt to unseat SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya in the latest chapter of their storied rivalry.

Charlotte earned the opportunity to face the third-generation titleholder by winning a Fatal 4-Way against fellow former Women’s Champions Becky Lynch and Naomi as well as the intimidating Tamina on the Sept. 19 edition of SmackDown LIVE, setting the stage for a highly-anticipated struggle between two Superstars who have championships embedded in their DNA.

SmackDown Women’s Champion Natalya is, of course, a graduate of the infamous Hart Family Dungeon. Moreover, she has proven to be a ruthless competitor, and there is no doubt she will do anything it takes to stay on top of the SmackDown LIVE mountain after her moment of triumph at SummerSlam, where she captured her first title in seven years.

As the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, Charlotte has taken the WWE by storm from the moment she set foot in the squared circle, using her incredible athleticism to become the first-ever Raw Women’s Champion and making history by competing in and winning the first-ever Hell in a Cell Match between two female Superstars.

Who will walk away with the gold when Natalya and Charlotte square off at WWE Hell in a Cell on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 8 ET/5 PT, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network?

Natlaya and Charlotte have squared off numerous times in the past and all of their matches have been great – from their Takeover bout in NXT to their series of matches leading up to Wrestlemania 32. One thing to note is Natalya has never beaten Charlotte clean in a one-on-one contest for a championship, so it will be interesting to see if the Queen of Harts can finally best the Queen herself.

Breaking away from kayfabe, I’m not surprised to see Charlotte getting a shot for the title with her and her father’s book “Second Nature” hitting shelves. Nothing wrong with that and I’m sure Natalya vs. Charlotte Flair will be a great match.

WSTEVEW – Top Notch to join promotion?

It’s a jammed packed episode of WSTEVEW. It begins with an appearance from Mecha Santa in his Mecha Lair. He cuts a good promo, calling out Haitch titleholder Top Notch Superbest. It’s a great scene with many details in it – including Mecha Santa’s ring being a screenshot of when he lost to Top Notch.

It’s almost been a year since these two clashed and it looks like they’re once again on a collision course. Will Top Notch answer the challenge? You’ll have to watch the video to find out.

Also on tap for tonight, Magic Pony tries to assert himself as a top contender when he faces WSTEVEW champion Heel Supreme. Although the Golden Powers are reigning supreme in FUN Wrestling, Heel Supreme is ruling the roost for his squad in WSTEVEW. Magic Pony comes into this match after his loss against former WSTEVEW champion Matthew Audet.

Man Dying of John Cena looks to channel his inner gimmick and challenge Flyboy Allen for the King of FUC championship. The Man is coming off a vicious fatal four-way match where he won the right to use the gimmick of John Cena. FLyboy Allen is one of WSTEVEW’s most popular stars and this is a good way for the Man to stake his claim as one of the top acts in WSTEVEW.

As for the man formerly known as John Cena, he makes his WSTEVEW debut against Audet. WSTEVEW owner Butch Bacon said John cannot use his John Cena gimmick and has to compete under a different name. That won’t stop the former Doctor of Thuganomics when he steps into the WSTEVEW ring tonight.

A really good episode from Steve and Larson. I love the minor details put in Mecha Santa’s layer, which is supposedly made of a-holes and dead souls. I also love Magic Pony, he’s one of my favorite wrestlers on WSTEVEW and if someone makes him for WWE 2k18, I might download him.

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