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Quick Thoughts on #DestinationIMPACT

A few of us here at L.E.W.D. were watching the replay of tonight’s “live”* broadcast of Impact Wrestling’s debut on Destination America. It seems like only yesterday when it was widely considered to be a rumor that TNA’s longstanding relationship with Viacom was coming to an end … and here we are, fresh into the new year, witnessing a moment that some fans were sure wasn’t going to happen.

Snarky remarks aside, I found myself joining countless others watching the first run of the show hoping that promises would be fulfilled, and unlike the pairing of three Black men with matching ring gear, this new day for a wrestling promotion would actually be worth a hoot. Continue reading Quick Thoughts on #DestinationIMPACT

TLC 2014 Sucked and You Know It: A DiZ Review

It’s no secret that I can’t stand Cleveland.  I can’t stand Cleveland as a city, as a concept; the sports teams there make me vomit, the local politics are mad corrupt, the police force is more corrupt than other places in the United States; I actively fear for the souls of my family and friends in and near the city.  To this day I say that only four good things can be associated with Cleveland:

  1. Drew Carey
  2. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
  3. Halle Berry
  4. The ability to leave

So in that regard, maybe, JUST MAYBE, I’m sadistically pleased that such a crap PPV took place in Cleveland.  It’s exactly what the crap city deserves, and this is incredible because it was working in the shadow of the mindblowingly wonderful NXT event on Thursday.  Rumors were that the Raw and Smackdown talent were looking to step up after that brilliance that was REvolution, but I’m somewhat torn to say that I can count on one hand the guys that actually did, and to be fair, they were the cats that came from NXT anyway.

But this isn’t about me just up and bashing the PPV in a long post.  That’s what pages are for!  Let’s get started, because today I utilize a new system of grading: the Jermaine-o-meter!

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NXT Review 10.30.14, a.k.a. “Pots and Kettles”

Did you catch my review of Wednesday’s episode of IMPACT Wrestling?  If so, you might be interested in this review of last night’s episode of NXT.

hypocriteIt’d be very awkward to sit here and gloat endlessly on how great NXT is, how spectacular the action is, and how near-flawless the creative direction is without noting that this show also suffers from being taped some time ago.  Continue reading NXT Review 10.30.14, a.k.a. “Pots and Kettles”

IMPACT Wrestling Review 10.29.14, a.k.a. “Taped Before A Live Studio Audience”

“You two are the only one in that ring believing that crap that you’re talking about.”  – Devon, to Bram and Magnus

Another episode of IMPACT Wrestling in the can, which means …

Forget it; the shows being aired were taped back some time ago.  There it is. Continue reading IMPACT Wrestling Review 10.29.14, a.k.a. “Taped Before A Live Studio Audience”

NXT Review 10.23.14, a.k.a. “Must See Wrestling of the Week”

Most will agree hands down that NXT is perhaps the best wrestling show of the entire week.  To be fair that is quite the loaded statement given that our pro wrestling world is inundated with options.  To give you an idea of what I’m talking about, here are the  pro wrestling options I’m faced with each week: Continue reading NXT Review 10.23.14, a.k.a. “Must See Wrestling of the Week”

IMPACT Wrestling Review 10.22.14, a.k.a. “Why Am I Watching This?”

For those of you who frequent our site, it should be no surprise that I’ve chosen to give this review the title you see above.  The sad reality is that if this were Monday night I would’ve probably given the same title to whatever it was that came on the USA Network between the hours of 8 – 11 PM, Eastern Standard Time.  But alas, it’s Thursday … I’m reviewing IMPACT Wrestling … so let’s stay on topic.

Truth be told I didn’t watch all of IMPACT Wrestling last night, and the little I did catch left me wondering, “Why the hell am I watching this?”  Continue reading IMPACT Wrestling Review 10.22.14, a.k.a. “Why Am I Watching This?”