Sunday, 29 November 2009

Is Hulk the real life Randy The Ram?

I have just read in a local paper that people close to him are comparing Hulk Hogan's current life with that of fictional wrestler Randy 'The Ram' Robinson from the hit film The Wrestler.
Of course there are similarities, but then that could apply to many former wrestlers really.
I personally feel that Hogan knows what he is doing,he has worked the press well, has made headlines across the globe and secured a high profile and financially profitable deal with TNA, my guess is that Hulk will wrestle sporadically for TNA and savour what may be his final run with a big company.
As for him becoming a Randy the ram type of character, he may have huge debts and a bitter and costly divorce behind him, but he would never fall that far would he!
I guess the run in Orlando come January will show us how it will pan out.

Friday, 27 November 2009


Hulk and Flair are hitting headlines again, it has all been about the two veterans shedding blood, battering each other and playing the Australian press for all its worth, I for one think the duo and their pals have stil got enough in the tank to warrant them one moore run, if that's the case then tna has done a deal to end all deals, Hulk and co will perrhaps take TNA to new levels if done right.

Hogan and Flair set Oz alight!

according to all reports the Hulkamania tour of Australia is doing some great business, The Hulkster and Ric Flair have been busting each other open and battering each other senseless, stars such as the Nasty Boys, Umaga, Ken Kennedy, Eugene and many others are all there giving their all too. I'd say Hulk and his mates have a fairly decent shot at taking over TNA after all this.

Friday, 20 November 2009

TNA Final Resolution matches

Here's the current planned card for TNA's Final Resolution pay-per-view on December 20th:

TNA World Title Match
AJ Styles vs. Daniels

TNA World Tag Title Match
British Invasion vs. Motor City Machineguns

TNA Knockouts Title Match
ODB vs. Tara

Feast or Fired Battle Royal
Beer Money, Kevin Nash, Jay Lethal, Consequences Creed, Samoa Joe, Cody Deaner, Sheik Abdul Bashir, Homicide and Kiyoshi

Three Degrees of Pain Match
Kurt Angle vs. Desmond Wolfe

Last Man Standing Match
Scott Steiner vs. Bobby Lashley

Mick Foley and Abyss vs. Raven and Dr. Stevie

Matt Morgan, Hernandez, Suicide and D'Angelo Dinero vs. Team 3D, Rhino and Jesse Neal

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Is Psycho Sid heading to TNA!

Psycho Sid to TNA! Never Say Never

By Phil Allely

He has held titles in the WWE, WCW and made appearances in the classic ECW, but could Psycho Sid be the next former main eventer to enter the six-sided ring of TNA?

Sid’s official MySpace page has a little teaser of an add for TNA with the company logo and the saying ‘Never Say Never’ emblazoned below it, there are also plugs for upcoming TNA events.

Currently on tour with AWR across Europe (alongside RVD and many other former WWE stars) the self proclaimed ‘man who rules the world’ has made a full recovery from his devastating leg injury in 2001, that many thought would end his in-ring career.

Sid has recently begun to make regular appearances at indy shows over the last year or so and still has an aura and image that appeals to fans both young and old.

At 48 years of age Sid (real Name Sidney Eudy) has famously said he’d love one more run at the top, he did receive a try out last year wit the WWE, but that didn’t lead to any further interest from his previous employer.

Considering the signing of a certain former WWE world champion and rumours of other big name veterans being lined up for TNA rings, perhaps Sid is indeed heading to join them, stay tuned to this page for more news as we get it.

WWE Belfast Review 15/11/2009

Taker your pick in Belfast

By Phil Allely

The WWE steamrolled into Belfast this weekend (for their bi-annual show) once again and of course as always soldout the city's Odyssey venue. This was the last night of the Smackdown Undertaker's Rest In Peace tour and it certainly dellivered on all levels. If any grapplers were injured during previous nights they were not showing it at all.

The main event Casket Match for Undertaker's World Heavyweight Title was the match the 8000 plus crowd all wanted to see, however the rest of the card saw a fine mix of back and forth battles too.

Taker and his foe CM Punk had a lovely little bout featuring a combination of stalling and crowd baiting, that progressed into an all out brawl. Adding in the 'casket match' rules, ouside brawling, chairshots and some super-stiff blows all helped make the entire audience scream for more as the 'dead man' took to the ropes for an old school stroll, waved off a GTS or two and hit his inevitabblee and well received tombstone piledriver to leave Punk prone for a roll into the casket and net the champ a favourable wiin.

Match of the night honours though belonged to John Morrison and Rey Mysterio, the pair shook hands too start a superb technical and flashy bout, giving their all as they embarked on one set-piece and high-risk move after the other. Rey and John had a wonderfully spectacular bout that saw both trade near falls, finishers and quick-paced action throughout. Morrison may have retained his IC belt, but his attitude towards Mysterio and a friendly embrace post-match saw both combatants leave with their heads held high.

Local boy Finlay received a huge pop as he challenged young upstart Drew McIntyre, the anti-Irish Sciotsman was certainly the heel as he battered the hometown hero, it was a shame that Finlay 's big comeback and hard offence
was to no avail, McIntyre with stealing the win via rope-assisted pinfall.

The rest of the in-ring action saw a hugely popular Matt Hardy topple Eric Escobar after a nice twist of fate in a good oppener.

Dolph Ziggler made no new fans as he blasted the crowd, though his opponent R Truth had no such trouble, the all-singing and dancing entertainer had a blast and he beat Ziggler with relative ease too.

The divas may be a very popular attraction, but the quality of their matches can be poor at times, luckilly the foursome of Mickie James, Katie Lea, Beth Phoenix and Michelle McCool knew their pllace and did'nt overstay their welcome. The fiesty duo of Mickie and Katie nabbing the win after some decent exchanges all rouund.

The king of facial expressions that is William Regal had a good hard-hitting ECW title match with champ Christian, the veteran was in fine form throughout, but fell short of adding more gold to his collection.

Goldust and Shelton Benjamin had a reasonable and fun outing with Zeke Jackson and Zack Ryder to round off an enjoyable WWE night out, Goldust scoring the pin for his team.

As far as live shows go this was above average, no one seemed to be simply going through the motions, everyone left happy and if this is Undertakers last huurrah he certainly ensured his legacy remains intact and preserved by putting his body on the line in the top class main event, roll on next April's Raw tour, Belfast can't wait.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair Make Headlines In OZ!

I'm sure it will all over message boards by now, but for anyone who hasn't seen it here's a pic of Hogan after he bladed for Ric Flair during the press conference.

Sunday, 15 November 2009

WWE Smackdown Comes To Belfast

Tonight i'll be heading to Belfast's Odyssey Arena to watch the WWE Smackdown Undertaker's Revenge Tour, here's hoping it's a good one. WWE live shows are always superb, but considering thsi is the end of a tour there is a chance that some stars may be a bit banged up or not be able to compete, as long as we see Taker, CM Punk, Finlay and otheres it will be great no mattter what the match quality is like, check bakc soon for my review.


Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Raven returns to TNA

Former ECW, WCW and WWE star Raven has retunred to TNA, his last appearance was a short one, but he is now said to be coming back in to oppose Abyss yet again.

Theanvil turns up in TNA

Jim 'The Anvil' Neidhart (Natties dad), the former partner of WWE legend Bret Hart, has been at a recent TNA tv taping, he is said to be one of a long list of former stars to appear for the company, as part of a new storyline idea involving Jay Lethal.

Lance Hoyt to ECW

TNA mid-card tag team man Lance Hoyt has appeared on WWE TV as new ECW star Vance Archer, Hoty was not too bad as a grappler,but he wokred best alongside Jimmy Rave and manager Christty Hemme.

TNA News AJ Styles attacker revealed!

Sources say that the bald headed guy who has been attacking TNA champ AJ Styles is said to be his former tag team partner Tomko, that could make for some interesting matches i'd say.

Monday, 2 November 2009

Hogan & TNA

by Phil Allely

as you may have noticed I've been busy doing a few pieces for The Sun Online's wrestling page about the Impact! (pardon the pun) the Hulkster will have on TNA, its fans and its roster.

My theory is that TNA need to get as much as they can from the publicity and high profile exposure they can, Hogan will do the same anyway.

Whether he steos in the ring and wrestles or not they all need to make sure they get what thye can form his presence.

However don't allow him to dominate bookings, take over the show or bring in his cronies.