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Brief Thoughts on the 2012 Royal Rumble

January 30, 2012 by

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Do they still do “best gimmick” awards in year-end polls? Because the 2011 winner has to be my man D-Bry. “Lonely nerd who finally achieves a position of power and takes out his frustration at his social anxieties on all around him” is most reality-based gimmick since the glory days of Colonel DeBeers. We can […]

Some rapper dude called King Louie makes up a dance based on Val Venis

January 29, 2012 by

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Yeah, King Louie was the name of the dude in the Jungle Book. Next time you fancy creating large-scale arguments in a room full of literature and sociology majors, why not try asking the question of what race or nationality of peoples King Louie is supposed to be an allegory for. I mean, Louis Prima […]

Less Than Zero: Masahiro Chono vs “Ravishing” Rick Rude (Halloween Havoc ’92, 25/10/92)

January 29, 2012 by

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The first in a new regular series on Playing Ricky Morton in which we take a look at the 205 matches to have been given a negative star rating during the history of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. This was voted “Worst Match of the Year” in the 1992 Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards, and considering that […]

Wrestling Albums is certainly a thing

January 29, 2012 by

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I speak for bloggers everywhere when I say “God bless the single-theme Tumblr account.” In the same way that a pub quiz compiler’s job is made easier by lists of who sang which Bond theme, single-theme Tumblr accounts allow us to use other people’s work to make our lives significantly simpler. All I need to […]

EXCLUSIVE: Kayfabe Commentaries and Roy “Chubby” Brown collaboration confirmed

January 28, 2012 by

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It’d be a churlish grap fan who denies the fact that Kayfabe Commentaries has changed the game when it comes to shoot interviews. Merely by employing an interviewer who a) doesn’t appear to have social anxiety issues and b) hasn’t been arrested as part of a nationally televised anti-pedophile sting operation they’ve overtaken all other […]

Hulk Hogan explicitly states that he is going to physically attack Kasabian

January 26, 2012 by

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Look, Playing Ricky Morton is, at heart, a content farm. So occasionally we toss out some Googlebait and, because our social media game is tight (Klout rating of 51, check ‘em) we get the hits. One such example was the piece on “The Asset” Paul Nicholson’s copying of CM Punk’s branding, celebrations and attitude in […]

India tries to make Chavo Guerrero Jr look like a professional wrestler

January 21, 2012 by

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The metropolises of India, for those who haven’t visited them, are weird places. Like the dullest Bosch painting imaginable, like someone went to the effort of recreating Slough on Sim City 4 then spent the next half-hour headbutting their keyboard repeatedly. It’s identical to tedious parts of the Anglophonic west, except everything’s just slightly off, […]