It was a pretty busy weekend with a lot of wrestling and not a lot of sleep. Here we go, its sort of stream of consciousness so deal with it:
Friday didn’t do much after work since I knew that the rest of the weekend would be pretty busy. I scored 5 boxes of the cheap Crystal Light knock off at Walmart that they sell. I looked like a crack head when I saw it. I rented the movie “A History of Violence” from Blockbuster for free since they didn’t have it last time. I’m glad I got it for free since it sort stunk. After that I watched the BBC The Office just to see David Brent dance in the one episode. Good stuff right there.
Saturday-Met up with fellow Chicago wrestling legend, Maestroken, to go see Ring of Honor in Chicago Ridge. We walked to the place and were going under 294 and I did the total oversell when a pigeon flew out form the underpass. My peripheral vision tricked me as I though the thing was coming right at my head. We ate before the show at your every town having mom and pop restaurant type place. There seemed to be a mafia type feel to the place as there was a guy outside that was wearing a pinky ring and driving a black Caddy. I didn’t spend too much at the gimmick table. The show also had the largest crowd in ROH history with folks in town for Wrestlemania. They had some guys in from Japanese who were pretty phenomenal. The card was alright but since they don’t run here on a regular basis I really don’t care about their angles. Lance Storm still looked pretty good and could be in WWE probably if he wanted to be. There were no slingshot suplexes on this show to my dismay. Not to ROH fans….a little overdone on the streamers, less is more remember. They are doing this feud with another fed and some of their guys did a big run in that killed the crowd because no one could see what was happening. Then on the way out of the building one of the guys threw a chair towards the ring and hit a girl in the third row. Pretty much a dick move. Lots of title belts were seen, a kid three rows in front of me had three of them. That guy was pretty cool…smell the sarcasm. I’m not the only one that hates wrestling fans.
Sunday-Picked up Jason for Mania around 3:00 and headed down to the big show. I’m not going to go into each and every little thing. If you want to know what went down there’s a million places to find that. The WWE gimmicks stunk at the show. No Flair shirt, I was a little pissed. If it wasn’t Mania related, HHH, HBK, Orton, Angle, or Rey you were pretty much screwed. A couple of show related highlights:
1) Flair suplex off the ladder, the guy is 57 and doing that stuff is incredible.
2) Shelton Benjamin off the ropes high onto the ladder. That may have been move of the night if you ask me. A small margin for error in that one.
3) The crowd turning on Trish during the match. Mickiemania starts in Chicago.
4) Vince is a juiced up freak.
5) Seeing Rey win was kind of cool, even though I don’t really buy him as champ.
A couple of local guys Eric Priest and CM Punk and some other dudes were the druids and gangsters last night which is pretty cool. When we sat down there were two like 8 year old kids sitting there with the spinner belts. I was talking to them before I sat down and then I asked if I could spin the belt. He said no. I got served by an 8 year old. At the end of the night he was booing Cena though. There was all kinds of Cena hate all around Allstate Arena. Jason and I actually got the yea/boo chant over with the Mania crowd. We didn’t do it all night except for the main event. They did an exchange of punches which the crowd did the yea/boo to. It was pretty sweet, a true Tool moment. After Cena retained the crowd cheered but there was also a lot of people pissing vinegar too. I’m interested to see how Raw goes tonight. Priest and Punk will probably make another appearance as security guards or something like that if the need guards for an angle.
One last note: I had to buy a new watch because on the one I had I couldn’t figure out how to have it jump ahead with the time change. I wish I could say it was a real complicated watch but it only had three buttons. I tried to change it after the ROH show and screwed around quite a bit with it and just said screw it and bought a new watch this one is analog so its easier to deal with. In case you are wondering I DID NOT buy a Timex since they showed no interest in becoming the official timepiece of me I bought a Casio. Take that Timex, I speak my allegiance at the cash register!!!!
This is about all I can think of now. If I feel like it when I get home I’ll post my pictures of #13 Victoria here.