Category Archives: Reviews

Quick Thoughts on: NXT from 3/11/15

Got a few minutes? Here are some quick thoughts on March 11, 2015 broadcast of WWE NXT on the WWE Network.

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L.E.W.D. Review of “The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown”

FredFlintstone_HashtagMilOn Tuesday, March 10, WWE Studios released a straight-to-DVD animated original movie entitled The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown. On that same day, I purchased that DVD and watched it … twice. What follows is a brief review of that film and my thoughts on the experience.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS, BUT I’M 100 PERCENT POSITIVE THAT IF YOU’RE READING THIS YOU’RE PROBABLY NOT PLANNING TO WATCH THE MOVIE ANYWAY. Continue reading L.E.W.D. Review of “The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown”

Quick Thoughts on: NXT from 3/4/15

Got a few minutes? Here are some quick thoughts on March 4, 2015 broadcast of WWE NXT on the WWE Network. Continue reading Quick Thoughts on: NXT from 3/4/15

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”