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About a month ago former WWE writer John Piermarini started a blog, claimed he quit WWE, and is trying to get people to believe his bullshit.  Amidst his boring TNA and WWE recaps on his site (which im not going to link to because I don’t want him getting any more attention than he already has) he often writes bullshit and lies which he portrays to his readers to be true.  I decided to write this article because I feel that many casual wrestling fans that go to his blog are being lied to and I was told by Mr. Piermarini that I didn’t know what I was talking about and I felt I should respond.  Unlike John, I have actual evidence to back up what I have to say here.  The internet is a funny place where you can just say a bunch of bullshit and none of it has to be proven and people take it at face value.  I am here to set the record straight and stick up for casual wrestling fans who have be misled.

I’m going to ignore John’s inability to book any sort of wrestling segment competently and instead focus on something he said when reviewing last weeks WWE RAW. John claimed that after The Undertaker/HHH staredown that he could finally reveal to the rest of the world that this had been the plan in WWE all along since last August.  First of all, that claim is laughable because WWE and Vince McMahon change their minds about everything and some creative directions don’t last days let alone months.  The facts here are that the plans as of October 2010 were that Undertaker either face Brock Lesnar or Wade Barrett at Wrestlemania 27 in Atlanta.  Shortly after UFC 121 on October 24th, 2010 The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar had a brief staredown while Undertaker was being interviewed by MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.  John claims in his response to be in his blog that this was a shoot (in wrestling a shoot is something that isn’t meant to happen or that is real, where as a work is something that sis a scripted or pre-planned event) and that no one knew of it ahead of time and it stemmed from real life heat that Undertaker had back in the day.  The facts are that Vince McMahon told Undertaker to do this spot with Brock because he had been in talks with Brock (and later UFC president Dana White) about Brock appearing at WM as either undertaker’s opponent or as a special referee.

 

Here’s what John said directly to me when I brought this up on his blog:

 

Disgruntled fromer writer: Hey dick, I quit. I didn’t get fired. What is the obvious work I didn’t catch? Please enlighten me. Undertaker and Brock? Aw, I guess you would know, you were there right? I guess you know the background between Taker and Brock huh? Let me ask you something numb nuts, when was the last time WWE arranged a worked shoot and NEVER used the footage, mentioned the incident or followed up on it? Where is Brock Lesanr idiot? NO WHERE NEAR WWE. Thanks for coming, and thanks for looking stupid without me having to do so. Second, who the hell are you? I guess you should write your own blog since you apparently know more about the world of WWE than I do. Undertaker vs. Barrett was never a WM consideration ass clown, but I guess you would know better than me right? If you want my 15 seconds (the phrase is actually 15 minutes) of fame to go away start the process and kick rocks and don’t read my blog.

 

Were you present for this Vince call to Brock? See what you don’t know about Vince is he does NOTHING without crossing every T and dotting every i. But believe what you want buddy, ok this was a work. Well let me know when WWE plans on executing this brilliant game plan. Want to know why WWE used Brock during KOTR? Because they own it! Wow earth shattering news isn’t it? Believe what you want about Undertaker vs. Wade as a WM consideration, unfortunately it wasn’t sorry. Triple H vs. Undertaker was always the plan and the reason Nexus buried Undertaker… well I could prove you wrong with FACTS but doing that would force me to reveal certain things I am not allowed to reveal and frankly you ain’t worth it. But please continue to believe what you want and continue to come to my blog adding to my 15 minutes and leaving me comments.

 

He seems pretty mad, poor guy.  Unfortunately I have some facts, the following are quotes from the Wrestling Observer Newsletter written by Dave Meltzer who has over 30 years covering wrestling all over the world.  He is a respect wrestling and MMA journalist and has connections in WWE, TNA, and UFC (and I assure you is smarter and more informed than mr.dick head former writer.)

 

From the Nov 1st 2010 Observer:

 

A lot of people thought the confrontation was legitimate based on past heat between the two. Stories abounded about there being heat over a girl from years back, heat over the night Undertaker refused to put Lesnar over in a PPV main event (which ended up leading to a bigger match where Undertaker did put him over), or heat over the way Lesnar left the company with the idea Undertaker was mad because Lesnar didn’t return the favor and put him over. While Undertaker and Lesnar may not have been social friends, there was mutual respect. Undertaker is actually a Lesnar fan and one of the biggest UFC fans among the WWE performers. The idea was to test the waters. Nothing was said on WWE television, because Undertaker was being buried alive at the PPV and teased not to return, so it made no sense. Plus, there is no deal. It only makes sense that Lesnar would be interested in doing something if he can get that kind of money.

However, the issue is White has made it clear that he will not allow anyone under contract to do pro wrestling. White told tmz.com that they have Lesnar under an exclusive contract that doesn’t allow him to do boxing or pro wrestling without his permission.

WWE creative didn’t even know what was or wasn’t real the next day, but apparently were clued in and told to come up with ideas, based on Lesnar being a guest referee for Undertaker’s Mania match, this week talked about being against either Kane, or more likely, Wade Barrett. The idea would be to tease a confrontation between the two, similar to the Steve Austin/Mike Tyson angle in 1998. The idea of Lesnar vs. Undertaker in a singles main event, while obviously the dream main event scenario for Mania, had issues over the finish. When the idea was cooked up, Lesnar was UFC champion and wasn’t going to lose at Mania, and they didn’t want Undertaker losing.

 

From the Feb. 28th Observer:

 

The Undertaker vs. HHH main event for Mania was made official this past week with an in-ring long staredown in Fresno, where both men made their returns to television.

The back story on this, since Undertaker was originally going to face Wade Barrett and Sheamus had been groomed for HHH, was that the two got together, realized that Mania as it was originally laid out had no special Mania match. They felt involving Michaels in a storyline with HHH made far more sense than with anyone else, and as the company’s two most powerful political forces, felt they could take control of their own angle without much in the way of outside influence.

The fact it was the right call, in the sense the show is stronger with this match than the original plans speaks volumes about storylines getting over. Sheamus spent months bragging about ending HHH’s career and the original King of the Ring win was meant to set up King of the Ring vs. King of Kings. But instead, it meant nothing and on his return, none of this was brought up. Nexus took out Undertaker in the Buried Alive match and there was supposed to be a storyline explaining why this happened to build to Taker vs. Barrett. Instead, we had Undertaker buried alive by a consortium that included Kane (who beat him over and over again before he left), Paul Bearer (who they got rid of for no reason in one of the year’s worst angles even before Undertaker returned) and an unexplained Nexus attack, all of which end up being forgotten when he returned.

 

 

If Taker/HHH was the plan all along like John claims then why was Sheamus built up and bragging about taking out HHH for months and then made to win the King of the Ring?  Why did Nexus help Kane bury the Undertaker and Barrett shipped to Smackdown just for it all to be forgotten?

 

There are two possible reasons for Mr.Piermarini’s statements:

1) He knows nothing about wrestling, can’t tell the difference when something is OBVIOUSLY staged and had no idea what was going on inside the company he was working/writing for.

2) He’s lying to casual wrestling fans trying to get attention to feed his personal ego

 

If you want REAL informative wrestling news go to: http://www.wrestlingobserver.com or read the wrestling updates I post on my site, don’t feed this jackasses ego.

 

HOW I’D BOOK IT: You come here, read this article and figure out this dude is a lying (or moronic) piece of shit then you never go to his site again and he goes away.

 

Come Across this video when I was on the Figure Four website and I thought I’d share it with everyone.  It is CM Punk rap battling John Cena during a commercial brake before their match on last night’s Raw. Say what you will about Cena’s lame ass rapping but I think CM Punk actually did pretty good. (Hurry up and watch cause WWE will probably take it down soon.)

 

Last night, as is the tradition with me and my friends for the last probably 10 years, I went and watched Wrestlemania 26.  We usually have a big group of people (I think there were at least 12 there last night) and they range from people they still watch wrestling on a semi regular to regular basis, guys that still kinda know whats going on, and people that only watch Wrestlemania every year.  Its always interesting to see what everyone thinks of the show and certain characters and of course the jokes throughout the night are hilarious.

Im not going to do a full review but just some random things I thought about each match and how my friends and I reacted, enjoy:

– First thing I noticed, the set looked awesome.

– The first match was Big Show & Miz vs John Morrison & R-Truth for the tag team titles.  Immediately, when R-Truth came out someone asked, “is that K-Kwik?” wrestling fans have better memory than the bookers give them credit for.

– I love R-Truth’s “Whats Up?” song/gimmick.  After he came down the aisle he was known for the rest of the night as “The What’s Up Guy.”

– My friends all wondered why ShowMiz needed two sets of tag titles, good question.

– Match went 3 minutes.  Horrible way to open the show, made no sense.

– Cody Rhodes vs Ted Debaise Jr vs Randy Orton… Friends hated this.  They probably would have hated it more if they saw the horrible build for the match.  There was much discussion about why Ted didnt have a similar gimmick to his father.

–  Everyone loved the double drapping DDT spot.  The camera totally missed the punt kick and everyone was pissed.

– Orton wins and we noticed the mini screen that would drop in the ring after matches for the first time.  This would be the topic of many jokes through-out the night.

– There was a skit involving women, santino, and slim jims.  We all loved Santino.

– Money in The Bank Ladder Match.  There was alot of talk of “Why does Kane have a black eye?”  Most of us wanted Christian to win.  It was really sloppy in some parts including a spot where Kofi ran up a ladder in the corner and totally failed at what he was trying to do, all of us boo’d that one.

–  My one friend was cheering for Jack Swagger the whole match and he actually won.  We all made fun of him when he couldnt get the briefcase down for what seemed like 10 minutes.  The rest of us were disappointed cause we figured Christian was winning and going to challenge Edge later in the night.  No one knew who Drew McIntyre was and didnt care so that might tell you something.

– Everyone loved the hall of fame video package just for the The Million Dollar Man.  We were all inticipating his trademark laugh and all cheered when he did it.

– HHH vs Sheamus.  Most people didnt know who Sheamus was including one guy yelling out, “This fool was champion?!?!?”  Everyone wondered was Sheamus was so fucking white.

– Alot of jokes during the match about HHH marrying Steph and then never losing a match.  It was during this match I noticed one of my favorite signs of the night, “HHH fears divorce.”

– HHH Won.  We were all disappointed because we all wanted the young guy to go over and alot of us wanted to see “The Razor’s Edge.”

– CM Punk vs Rey.  Both guys were wearing crazy gear: CM Punk had G.I Joe inspired tights and Rey was wearing some freaky Avatar get up.

– People loved CM Punk Gimmick comparing it to “Raven’s Flock from WCW.”  I love this gimmick too and I think its hilarious that CM Punk has turned himself into a Straight Edge Jesus.

–  Alot of talk about Serena’s massive tits, with good reason.  We also took to calling her Sinead cause of her shaved head.

– Rey won and it was an awesome match but we all expected it to go longer.  Apparently it only went six minutes, it was real good while it lasted though.

– Bret vs Vince: We were all excited for this match seeing as were from Canada and we all loved Brett when he wrestled.  Me and my friends all loved Vince’s famous strut when he came out to the ramp.

– He announced that The Hart Family would be the lumberjacks.  A couple guys really thought Diana Hart (British Bulldogs former wife) looked smoking hot.

– Basically Brett announced his family was on his side and then beat up vince…and then beat him up some more… and some more… and even more.  He beat him with a tire iron and a chair, Vince didnt even get some offense in.  This was getting to the point that we all wanted the match to end even though we loved Brett.  Brett finally put on the sharpshooter and we all cheered.

-Jericho vs Edge.  We all loved this match.  Alot of people expected Edge to win though and for him to hit the spear in the actual match but we were happy with the huge spot afterwards.  Basically Edge ran across both tables and speared Jericho into the dasher board.  People were upset that the spanish announce table didnt break.

– A couple people expected Jack Swagger to come out and challenge Jericho while he was so hurt (which would make a whole lot of sense) but it didnt happen.

– Women’s match.  We mostly didnt care but alot of my friends were impressed when the women started hitting their finishers because they didnt think the girls could “wrestle that good.”  We all cheered for Vickie Guerrero’s attempt at a frog splash and Eddie style taunts.  My one friend refused to believe that was Eddie’s real wife.

– Cena vs Batista.  Everyone watching with me was upset that Batista didnt do his trademark fireworks.  We were all bored by Cena’s entrance and we joked about not being able to take Cena’s seriously because he looked 12 years old.

– I went to the washroom for most of this match (damn spicy chip dip) but when I came back what I saw was pretty good actually.  Cena won and we all booed and then we made fun of him some more.

– Undertaker vs HBK: Undertaker’s wrestlemania streak on the line against Shawn Michaels career.  We were all really into the match uncluding one of my friends saying that this match made the whole show for him.  We popped huge for Shawn’s moonsault to the outside of the ring onto taker.

– The tombstone on the floor was cool as was all the kickouts.  It seemed like everyone in the room wanted HBK to win because we didnt want to see him retire and we cheered loudly when he kept kicking out of stuff.

– Taker tombstone Shawn and Shawn kicked out and we cheered.  Taker then told shawn to stay down and Shawn got up slowly and slapped taker hard in the face.  Taker then grabbed him and gave him an insane looking jumping tombstone that looked awesome.  Taker won.

– Shawn then did a long farewell and alot of us were upset he lost.  I figure hes not gonna be fully retired as did most of my friends so we werent too bummed about it.  Awesome match, not as good as last year but clearly great.

So that wraps up another Wrestlemania.  It got off to a rough start but overall it was a good show and I enjoyed myself.  I’m already working on my jokes for next year.

– Josh

Tonight was supposed to be the beginning of the “New Monday Night Wars” , the first night that TNA Wrestling would go head to head with WWE’s Monday Night Raw and try to gain popularity with wrestling fans in North America and all over the world.  I’ve been a huge wrestling fan since I was 4 years old, so to mark this occasion I decided to watch TNA for the first time in a long time and record the thoughts as I watched.  Luckily for you guys and for me I only caught half of the show.  Here we go…

Its 9:51 I turn on impact and what do I see Velvet Sky and her hot ass friends… good sign.

9:53- Replay of Sting beating up Hogan/Abyss.  So apparently I missed “The Main Event” because they had the match at the beginning of the show.

9:55- Sting is coming out to fight a mystery opponent. (boy he looks old, even with face paint on)

9:57: ITS RVDDD!!!

9:57:30- RVD squashed Sting in 30 seconds with a jumping sidekick and a rolling thunder in which sting was totally out of place.  Sting then beat the shit out of RVD with a bat, I guess Sting isnt a fan of the chronic.

9:59- According to the crowd “Sting Sucks.”

10:01- A blooded Hogan limps (not selling) to the ring as Sting KEEPS beating up RVD.  Security is keeping Hogan from the ring, so are they are building to a match that was hot in 1998?

10:04- Mike Tenay (who looks as old as Hogan) and Taz talk at the desk and then Kevin Nash and Eric Young come down to the ring.  Apparently they’re fighting Scott Hall & X-Pac… So this IS 1998.

10:06- Nash looks 8 million years old.  He looks like Oz without the costume.  Theyre going to commercial so I can only assume Kevin Nash is tired already.

10:09-  Commercial for Hot Tub Time Machine which is 400% more interesting then this wrestling show so far.

10:11-  “Hall is racist” chant, I bet they regret going live now.

10:12- Hall & X-Pac comes to the ring.  Man Hall is in rough shape and this is apparently after hes “gotten into shape.”  Hall is trying to act cool and its not working, go figure.  Hall wants Nash to show him the money apparently.

10:14- Apparently they’re having a match at the pay-per-view for “Fat Contracts.”

10:16- X-pac smacks Eric Young and security is all over them, apparently im watching Jerry Springer.

10:17 Eric Bicshoff tells Young to “beat pac’s bitch ass” so now they’re having a match.

10:18- After a hot brawl Young beats Pac in a minute with a piledriver.  God I hate impact.

10:23- Army guys are coming to the ring and Mike Tenay says, “The US Army is invading The Impact Zone!!”  why does the impact zone has massive oil reserves.

10:25-  Kurt Angle is out here and he loves the troops, what a swell guy.

10:27- Ken Kennedy (Ken Anderson) is talking, he hates the troops, hes the bad guy. (are we following?)

10:28- Mr. Anderson is wearing the exact same Captain america shirt I own, and I bought it at Universal, how bout that?

10:29- Troops beat up Anderson and Angle gives him The Angle Slam and stands on him waving the flag.  So is the feud over cause Kurt and his friends just beat the shit out of him very decisively here.

10:31:  Commercial.  Im wondering why Mr.Anderson was wearing a Cap shirt if he hates the troops in the storyline.  You know its the little details that count here and these promotion sucks at them.

10:34:  I come back from the bathroom and Hogan is talking with Bubba The Love Sponge and Referee Earl Hepner.  So I’ve been watching this show for 45 minutes and ive seen a minute and 30 seconds of wrestling, amazing.  If I wasnt PVR’ing Raw id be watching it now.

10:35- Apparently Hogan is afraid if he wrestles hes going to die, I’d be scared to if I looked as old and broken as him.

10:37-  Jeff Jarrett is on TV and now HES talking, I dont care at this point.  On a side note I can never forget how to spell Jeff Jarrett’s name due to his old J-E-Double F J-A-Double R-E-Double T WWF gimmick.

10:40- Different Hot Tub Time Machine commercial.  At this point it looks 600% better than this show.

10:41- Yay wrestling.  Its the greatest named team of all-time BEER MONEY vs Jeff Jarrett in a handicapped match.  Wait I thought BEER MONEY were good guys, im totally lost again.

10:43- A spinning Razor’s Edge on Jarrett that looks awesome, hes gotta be fucked now.

10:44- Jarrett is already up and kicking both guys asses.  Look everyone its Stone Cold Jeff Jarrett!!

10:45- Mick Foley (who apparently was a special ref) handed Jarrett a barb wire bat.  Another ref pulls it away and the distraction allows BEER MONEY to win.  (yes is was as confusing as it sounds here.)

10:46-  I never typed Jeff Jarrett so much in my life.

10:47- Brooke Hogan is backstage and crying.  Apparently her Dad never told her it was fake, maybe she still thinks Santa Claus is real?

10:48-  Brooke is a horrid actress and I dont really like the look of her face but that doesnt mean I wouldnt bang her.

10:49- Burger King commercial just aired that I enjoyed way more than this wrestling show.

10:52-  Apparently Ric Flair and AJ Styles are coming out for the “real” Main Event to fight Hogan and Abyss again.  AJ Styles is going a gimmick where he acts/dresses exactly like Flair.

10:53- I cant believe Hogan and Ric Flair two men in their late 50’s are main eventing a major wrestling show in 2010.

10:54- More Commercials.  This show is poorly planned at the least.

10:58- Ok here we go. The bell rings and Hogan & Flair are…. moving at a snails pace.  Hogan slams Flair into the barricade and Flair is already bleeding.

10:59- Hogan bites Flair’s head, I hope they both got their rabies shots.  Hogan knocks flair down with a poke in the eye, I dunno what this is but the crowd loves it.

11:01 Hogan takes off his belt and continues to beat the shit out of Flair.  Flair hit a low blow and the TNA Champ AJ Styles, ran in.

11:02: Styles taking it to Hogan.  I’m afraid one of the old guys is going to die on live TV.

11:03- Flair going to the top to try the move he hasnt hit in 25 years.  Hogan hot tags Abyss and Flair tags in AJ.  Abyss is beating the shit out of both of them, including giving a chokeslam to Flair that looked like it murdered him.  Flair looks like an extra in a horror movie at this point.

11:05- Hogan and Abyss both “Hulking Up” and the good guys win.  Thank god this shit is over.

11:07-  Bad guys start beating up good guys and then JEFF HARDY comes out.  He beats everyone up and then Spike cuts off the show before he hits his big move off the top.  So the company and the TV Station both cant do anything right.

11:08- Im going to have a stiff drink.

Overall, this show was a huge disappointment besides the one minute I saw Rob Van Dam and the 30 seconds I saw Jeff Hardy.  The future doesnt look good for TNA here.