The Live Wire goes Live: Raw recap

Well, hello. It’s 1am! It’s Sky Sports 3 HD LIIIIIIIVE! It’s gravely voiced pitch man giving us the usual blah blah blah about flashing images… that means… it’s RAW time! Yes folks, I’m going to live blog along with tonight’s Raw.

Well, hello. It’s 1am! It’s Sky Sports 3 HD LIIIIIIIVE! It’s gravely voiced pitch man giving us the usual blah blah blah about flashing images… that means… it’s RAW time! Yes folks, I’m going to live blog along with tonight’s Raw.

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Soaking up The Macho Madness

To describe Randy Savage as a ‘just’ wrestler would be doing him an injustice. He was more than ‘just’ a wrestler. He was larger than life, he was more than an athlete, he was simply… The Macho Man.

To describe Randy Savage as a ‘just’ wrestler would be doing him an injustice. He was more than ‘just’ a wrestler. He was larger than life, he was more than an athlete, he was simply… The Macho Man.
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Retro: Tommy’s Hardcore Church

Terry Funk, which art in barbed wire… hardcore be thy name. Thy promotion come, Thy will be done in Flaming Tables as it is in Barbed Wire Rings. Give us this day a Singapore Cane. Forgive us our piledrivers as we destroy those who powerbombed against us.

Been a while since I posted something here… I have something written ready, but I need to wait for it to be published elsewhere first. In the meantime, this is a little retro piece, back from the SmashWrestling.com days… to this day, it remains without a doubt, my favourite ever column, and the one I received the most feedback on. Enjoy!
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Definition of a Decade

Well, hello. As some of you may know, I write on-and-off for TWO – TalkWrestlingOnline.com and that little ol’ wrasslin’ site has reached the big 10 – double figures now, and finally, the training wheels off the bike! It’s been an eventful 10 years, perhaps one of the most eventful decades in the history of Professional Wrestling. Along the way, there’s been people that have risen above the industry, that have defined the business. Some in good ways, some in bad, but all of them in a way that ensures they won’t be forgotten easily.

For TWO’s tenth birthday, I figured I’d scrape the bottom of the barrel that passes for my brain and give you my list – in no particular order – of the 10 people I consider as the defining characters of the what I call “The TWO Years”… I get the feeling there’s gonna be arguments about this one…
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A-tweetin’ and a-twitterin’

Of course, John Cena didn’t respond to my tweet of “You can’t Twitter clap clap clap-clap-clap” so it’s not a perfect system by any means…

Well, hello. As you may know, the WWE peeps are being encouraged to use Twitter. Twitter, if you don’t know, or live under a rock, is a “social network” that allows you to communicate in 140 characters or less. A lot of peeps have been on this for a while already; Chris Jericho’s random tweets about metal bands have been entertaining, and Tommy Dreamer has shown a fine line in self depreciating wit – and you haven’t lived until you’ve read one of Steve Austin’s bizarre stories about sharks.

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The Live Wire – Extreme (Rules) Edition

Powered by crisps, milk and perhaps stupidity, your typed live guide to WWE Extreme Rules as it happened.

Well, hello. It’s that time of the month again! No, I’m not a woman, I don’t mean THAT time of the month… although I have been shoving chocolate down my gob like there’s no tomorrow – but I digress. That time of month, to be exact, when it’s WWE pay per view time. Conversely, as a subscriber to Sky Sports, this one is more or less free to me. In a nutshell, that’s why I’m watching it. Especially as there’s a live baseball match on ESPN at the same time!

As I’m watching it, I thought I’d do a little LIVE recap for all three of you that read.

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Rollin’ back the years

Turning the clock back to a time when I did something useful!

You may or may not know this, but back “in the day” I used to be the editor of SmashWrestling.com – we like to think we were a decent little site, and had a loyal, if not huge following. My “job” was to keep the main page ticking over; change the polls, edit the headlines, that sort of thing. All this was in addition to keeping the newsboard ticking over.

We had a few dedicated reporters that posted as well, but me being me, I enjoyed being somewhat of a workaholic and did a lot of it myself. We only posted news that had a reputable source. We also wouldn’t just cut n’ paste, we rewrote the stories, but made sure to credit the original site in a proper manner, and had no pop-ups or blind ad links. Little things, but we liked to think it gave us an edge over a lot of the sensationalist sites out there that posted all sorts of rumours and nonsense.

Why am I telling you this now? Well, for ONE DAY ONLY~~~!!! the old news hound in me returned, and wrote this post about John Cena being interviewed on SkySports News…

John Cena interviewed on UK TV about being stranded

The UK’s SkySports News ran a short interview with WWE star John Cena regarding the travel disruption faced by the Raw roster. Cena, wearing a suit and tie, was speaking from Belfast, where the Raw roster have been stuck since all flights in and out of the UK were grounded due to ash from the eruption of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano in Iceland

Cena: “It’s never a problem, we tour the United Kingdom about twice a year, usually in April and November, we’re actually coming back in November and looking forward to it. We’ve had a fantastic stay here in Belfast. I know selfishly, all the WWE Superstars are wishing to get home to their families, but every day we kinda congregate and look each other and say it could be a lot worse.

We look at people in the news who are literally stranded. We’re in a fantastic city, Belfast has been just overly gracious as a host to us and we’re making do. We certainly could have it a lot worse.

When asked about the difficulties of travel, and how much driving was involved, Cena said: “Yeah we actually made a decision about halfway through our tour, to finish the tour. We had a couple of days that actually involved 40 hours of straight travel, just to make sure that we got to certain towns in the UK and in Europe. Belfast was our last stop, and we said we’re gonna make it, no matter what.  So we did two shows at the Odyssey, they were fantastic shows, great response, and we’ve been vacationing here ever since. It’s a great place to be, a lot of character here and it’s a fun unscheduled holiday for a lot of the superstars.

Cena added: “Personally I’m hoping to get back as soon as I can. Ihink everybody has business to take care of, I’ve personally been travelling since the week before WrestleMania, which would be the last week in March. I’d just like to get home and check my mailbox. I haven’t had a vaction in 8 years, so like I said, an unscheduled holiday and certainly happy to have it.

Yeah, it’s not much… but it just made me a little nostalgic. Feel free to shake your head at me if you wish!