Sunday, February 28, 2016

How WWE Can Save the Main Event(s) of WrestleMania 32

The problems are well-documented. For starters, no matter how hard WWE tries, the fans continue to reject Roman Reigns. Not only is he still incredibly green on the mic but the way he's been booked, beyond being SuperCena-esque, just plain doesn't make any sense. The Authority has made it plain and clear that they don't want him within 100 miles of a WWE championship opportunity and yet he has had SEVEN of them in the last year and won the title twice. In fact, the last time he won it, Vince McMahon more or less handed him the opportunity on a silver platter, despite his having lost his previous opportunity less than 24 hours ago via completely legal outside interference.

Moreover, Shane McMahon has returned for a match with the Undertaker with control of Raw on the line and the motivations are all screwy. Why would the Undertaker just allow himself to be used as Vince's pawn and why would he possibly want to fight to keep The Authority in charge? Wouldn't he just lay down for Shane? Beyond his well-documented rivalry with Triple H, WWE has gone out of their way to portray the entire locker room as despising The Authority, to the point where you just assume that every wrestler hates them by virtue of being employed by them.

So. Here's my theory...

Vince has wanted Roman Reigns all along. Reigns is EXACTLY the kind of champion he had in mind when he was railing against Daniel Bryan. Triple H and Steph legitimately hate him and want to make his life as difficult as possible but have secretly been getting orders from Vince to keep giving him championship opportunities. Beyond that, Vince is certainly not blind to the ratings and is, therefore, actually in cahoots with Shane to get The Authority removed from power. He doesn't want to tip his hand to Triple H and Steph before WrestleMania, so he forces Shane to compete in an ostensibly impossible match for control of Raw.

Shane v. Undertaker is the first of the two main events. About halfway through, Vince comes out with the League of Nations and helps Shane defeat the Undertaker and take control of Raw, turning Shane ambiguously heel. Then, in the main event, Shane and Vince both come down with the League of Nations to help Roman Reigns defeat Triple H, which will officially turn both Shane McMahon and Roman Reigns heel--Shane officially turns heel with the Roman Reigns haters and Reigns officially turns heel to his fans. Reigns, Vince, and Shane embrace over a bloody, broken Triple H with Steph crouching by his side screaming and they and the League of Nations all raise each other's hands as we fade to black.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

#HEADLINES: Chris Christie Just Endorsed Donald Trump and Nothing Is OK Anymore

Chris Christie Endorses Donald Trump -- CNN

"In the short term, Christie's move put a halt to Rubio's victory lap after his stunning prosecution of Trump's character, background and business career in Thursday night's GOP debate, the most effective takedown of the billionaire so far in this campaign.

"In the longer term, Christie's support equips Trump with a powerful and outspoken surrogate who can match the former reality star's tart tongue and, like him, can inflame a media narrative critical of his opponents.

"Trump accompanied his rollout of Christie with a stream of invective against Rubio, reflecting the raised stakes ahead of Super Tuesday and the scorched-earth duel now raging between them.

"As the campaign headed further toward the gutter, Trump branded Rubio a 'low life,' 'a nasty little guy,' a 'basket case' and 'a choker' who sweated so much he had to put makeup on with a trowel."
[photo courtesy of AP]

Dem Campaign Chief on Trump: Damage Has Been Done -- TheHill

"Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.), head of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), says Trump's success on the presidential trail can only help down-ballot Democrats at the polls in November — regardless of whether the real estate mogul wins the Republican nomination.

"'Donald Trump has shifted the entire rhetoric with Republicans to the extreme right, and now Republicans are having to deal with that,' Luján told The Hill on Friday. 'Whether Donald Trump becomes the eventual nominee or not, the damage has been done.'"
[photo courtesy of Getty Images]

Trump University's Checkered Past Haunting Candidate -- New York Times

"The now-defunct Trump University, the subject of one of Marco Rubio's attacks on Donald J. Trump at the Republican presidential debate on Thursday night, was not a real university at all but a series of seminars held in hotels across the country that promised to share Mr. Trump's real estate investing acumen with students. It is still embroiled in lawsuits accusing it of misrepresentation.

"Those who ultimately bought premium packages paid as much as $35,000 for the privilege of additional training, called mentorships and apprenticeships."
[photo courtesy of Thos Robinson/Getty Images]

Saturday Morning Serial: Batman 1943 Serial # 1

We've had some fun with Captain America but now it's time to go back to DC!
Here is the first installment of Batman hope you enjoy.

Friday, February 26, 2016

I Want to See a Donald Trump v. John Cena Debate...

Trump: This guy. He talks about "hustle, loyalty, and respect" but his workrate is garbage, he steals his friends' girlfriends--true story, people, true story--and he buries every young talent that comes through WWE. The only thing he's good for is selling shirts and visiting Make-a-Wish kids. Seriously, look at that shirt, it's neon orange. It's embarrassing. And, by the way, John, I do WAY more charity work than you could ever do. I am a--
Cena: WHOA WHOA WHOA stop right there, jack! I can't take another WORD of this VERBAL FECES spewing from your lips cuz it's makin' ya breath reek worse than ya ASS, SON!
Trump: Don't talk to me about bad breath. This guy, you should smell--I wish you were up here to--I can smell his breath from here! It's disgusting. It's disgusting and to me--my position has always been that if you want to be president, you need good oral hygiene. I mean, hello?! That's a no-brain, right? And I'll tell you this right now: no one has better oral hygiene than me. No one.
Trump: You're so defensive! Why is he so defensive?! He's clearly out of his mind. He's a loose cannon. Probably all jacked up on steroids like Chris Benoit. Yeah, that's a guy you want running the country...
Cena: *approaches Trump's podium while removing his shirt* [subtle, but intense; barely audible through Trump's podium mic] Brian Pillman was a loose cannon. I'm just a red-blooded American and I will never give up. I love this country more than--
Trump: Listen. Let me tell you something. I'm gonna tell you right now: NOBODY loves this country more than me. OK, pal? Nobody. You hear politicians talking all the time about this and that and the other but NONE of them love this country as much as I do. And this country loves me! Look at the ratings! Look at the polls! America loves me! Because they know--
Cena: *shoves Trump's podium into the third row and goes nose-to-nose, making the angriest, huffiest face possible*

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Fake Fighting Frenzy: Why WWE Must Turn Roman Reigns Heel (or reunite the Shield)

Roman Reigns has had seven (seven) opportunities at the WWE championship in the past year and has won it twice with a third title reign (no pun intended) seemingly inevitable. Why does WWE Creative possibly think we're still buying the idea that the Authority is actively working against his success? The only thing that makes sense at this point is for the Authority and Reigns to have been in it together all along. But then what does that mean for Roman Reigns v. Triple H at WrestleMania? How could you even book a Roman Reigns heel turn at this point? You would have to add a third person--a babyface. John Cena? Ugh, that's a depressing prospect but at least it would make sense and Roman Reigns could be the Authority's hand-picked heel champion and it could set up what could be a really good John Cena v. Roman Reigns title match at WrestleMania 33. Seth Rollins? He probably won't be back at 100% in time for WrestleMania but if he could be, he would be perfect. You can almost feel it coming--Seth Rollins returning as a babyface--can't you? Which brings me to the only other way WWE can salvage Roman Reigns v. Triple H: reuniting The Shield.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Saturday Morning Serial: Captain America 1944 Serial # 15

And now the final installment of Captain America 1944 i hope you enjoyed it. Now up next we have
Batman 1943 so stay tuned.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

B&R: Batman hearts Catwoman

Chase the one you love down. and give them a kiss  Valentine's day is coming. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

VUNDCAST ch. 68 Mike Kingston Interview & PCFC: Magic City Comic-con Spectacular

On this edition of the Vundacast Stephen interviews Headlocked writer/creator Mike Kingston and later sits down with Mr. J and Blockbuster Guy Frank to talk Magic City Comic-con. With special help form Danielle.

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Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fake Fighting #FriendsDay: Top 5 WWE Friendships!

5. The League of Nations

I know, I know, everyone hates these guys. And not even in that good way where you're supposed to hate them--although that too. But I submit to you that there is nothing to hate about a group of immigrants coming together in search of common goals. I mean...mainly they're The Authority's goals. Which is a whole other complicated metaphor. But anyway. This collection of some of the most underrated, bafflingly booked wrestlers in the WWE are model friends. They have common interests and goals, they're loyal, always have each other's backs. Not to mention the fact that they have spent most of their existence as a unit doing the Lord's work (albeit, in vain) of keeping the WWE title out of the hands of Roman Reigns. Plus, come on, Rusev is amazing.

4. The Social Outcasts

I'm just really glad WWE found something to do with all these guys. They have the perfect dynamic: three cocky, weird dudes who just constantly squabble but then the inspirational Bo Dallas interjects to mediate the madness by affirming everyone and lifting up their awesomeness. That is a beautiful archetype right there. And anything that gets Heath Slater on television more is a good idea in my book.