Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Comparing Wrestling to Electronics

So everyone always complains about the WWE, and believes that they could do a better job writing. There are even fans out there that feels that the WWE caters to the IWC. Truthfully, the WWE is for the wrestling business what Apple is for electronics. They are the innovators. Both companies both faced financial difficulties in the past and then were able to rebound and lead their industries and constantly raise the bar for the competition.

TNA and Samsung will always be seen as a close second. No matter how bad we may think Total Nonstop Action Wrestling is, they have some of the industries biggest names........ten years ago. Where Apple offers its customers the iPad, Samsung offers its customers the Galaxy Tab. Each time Apple comes out with something new, Samsung offers a similar product. TNA has tried to compete with the WWE in many ways, including going head to head on Monday nights, but that completely failed. Just like Samsung does for Apple, TNA offers a similar product that the WWE does, and often for a cheaper price. Unfortantely, the quality suffers just as much.

Then there is Ring of Honor. Ring of Honor offers a great product, but while WWE and TNA focus on not only wrestling, but also entertainment, ROH focuses on simply wrestling. Sure they cut promos before matches, but each and every wrestler on their roster, is completely talented. Some may say they have the best wrestlers in the world. HTC is just like ROH. They offer great phones, some may even argue that they have the best phones. But that is their main focus.

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Saturday, February 18, 2012

WWE Elimination Chamber 2012 Predictions


WWE Divas Championship Match: Beth Phoenix (C) vs Tamina Snuka
Tamina Snuka has been on a roll scoring consecutive victories over Beth Phoenix PinUp Strong sister, Natalya. Now with this momentum and multiple victories over the former Divas Champion, Snuka, is primed and ready for a title shot. But now she must face the unstoppable Glamazon. While Snuka has been on a roll, when she faces Phoenix at a pay per view where the lights are brighter, she may just get caught up and if that happens, which I think it will, Phoenix will retain her title.

Ambulance Match: John Cena vs Kane
Kane has been begging John Cena since January to embrace the hate. Cena has assured the fans that he will continue to rise above the hate. Leading up the Elimination Chamber, Cena's former friend Zack Ryder has been attacked by Kane on a weekly basis. Recently, Kane attempted to take Ryder's love interest Eve and place her in a ambulance. As she escaped, she found herself caught in the moment and lip locking with Cena, right in front of Ryder's face. If Cena did not have issues before, he certainly has them known. Going into this match, it will be very difficult for Cena to keep Ryder off his mind, not to mention that this the biggest match perhaps in the history of professional wrestling staring him right in the face. Kane has vowed that Cena will take a ride in the ambulance and we will not see him until WrestleMania, and the way things are looking, he may be right. In my opinion, Kane wins this match.

Elimination Chamber Match for the World Heavyweight Championship 
Cody Rhodes vs Santino vs The Great Khali vs Wade Barrett vs Big Show vs Daniel Bryan (C)
Since winning the World Championship in December, Daniel Bryan has embraced a new arrogant attitude. When Bryan arrived in the WWE, everyone knew he could perform in the ring, but who would have ever thought that he would have been able to upset the WWE Universe the way he has. Since defeating the Big Show and causing him to have the shortest title reign in the history of professional wrestling, Bryan has been under the skin of Show. With a lesser superstar, this could cause him to lose his title, but with Bryan being one of the smartest wrestlers in the company, he will certainly find a way to retain his title. With two future stars in  Barrett and Rhodes in this match, they have a legit shot at stealing this victory, but as I stated before Bryan is certainly the smartest in this match and with WrestleMania, there is no way he does not use his brain to hold onto his championship.

Elimination Chamber Match for the WWE Championship
Kofi Kingston vs The Miz vs Dolph Ziggler vs R-Truth vs Chris Jericho vs CM Punk (C)
What a match we have forward to look forward to. CM Punk will be entering this match as champion, and his title looks like its in jeopardy more than ever before. Kofi Kingston expressed how is he is tired of being overlooked. The Miz has stated how angry he is and that no one is smart enough to understand him. Ziggler says he is the biggest show off and that some of his opponents are completely irrelevant. R-Truth is playing crazy, but he knows exactly what is at stake. And Chris Jericho has stated that he is in the ring with a bunch of Jericho wannabes and he is out to prove that he is the best in the world. Punk has his hands full. Chris Jericho has spent weeks trying to get in the head of Punk and Punk has not responded. One may think he is playing mind games, but the question is, can Punk really keep up with Jericho. Jericho has been in more Elimination Chamber matches than anyone (seven) and this Sunday, I look for Jericho to reclaim the WWE Championship.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Triple H vs Undertaker? Shawn Michaels the Wildcard



This past Monday, Shawn Michaels made his return to Raw. He made it very clear to his best friend, Triple H, that he is the last hope of anyone who can defeat the Undertaker on the grandest stage of them all, WrestleMania. Triple H told Michaels, he knows what it takes to defeat the Undertaker, but he was not willing to go through that. He also stated that the WWE would be his one day, and that he looks at the Undertaker not as an opponent, but as a BRAND. And if he defeats the Undertaker at WrestleMania, it would not be good for business. Shawn replied calling Triple H a coward and saying that ever since he's married "that chick" he has changed. The Game replied with Michaels wanting him to do something that he could not do after two attempts.

Boy is this interesting. If this is not enough, The Undertaker appeared on the titan-tron making Triple H aware of the fact that he was not happy with last years win. Depsite the fact that he made Triple H tap out, he still did not walk out of WrestleMania on his own power for the first time in his career. And Undertaker, who was seen cutting his hair in this video made it perfectly clear that the Undertaker is changing something about his persona. Maybe changing his hair means something that he will change a way he is going to approach WrestleMania. Let us not forget the fact that he came close to losing three consecutive years twice to Shawn Michaels, and once to Triple H. What will he do differently if he faces Triple H?

Let us take a look at Michaels. Clearly he is desperate for his best friend to end the streak. This makes you wonder, if the two face off at WrestleMania, will he get involved? In an exclusive video on wwe.com, Michaels indicated that the Game is not the same guy he remembers and that if they have to fight or even go in the back alley and fight, then it would have to be that way. Why would Michaels say this, Only time will tell.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Interview with Ring of Honor's Cedrick Alexander

Recently, Mr Main Event had the honor of speaking with Ring of Honor's own, Cedrick Alexander. Here is what Mr Alexander had to say.

BW:  How long have you been wrestling
CA: I HAVE BEEN WRESTLING SINCE JULY 17 2009, SO ALMOST 3 YEARS

BW: When did you realize this business was for you
CA: IVE LOVED WRESTLING SINCE I WAS ABOUT 5, BUT WHEN I MADE THE LEGIT CHOICE TO BE A WRESTLER I WAS 12

BW: Who were your favorites growing up and why?
CA: MY FAVORITES WERE RVD, JEFF HARDY, EDGE, SUPER CRAZY TAJIRI, REY MYSTERIO, JUVENTUDE GUERRERA, AJ STYLES, SAMOA JOE, CHRISTOPHER DANIELS, ESSA RIOS, CHRIS BENIOT, EDDIE GUERRERO, THE LIST GOES ON. I WAS SUCH A BIG FAN OF THESE GUYS AND OTHERS CAUSE IVE ALWAYS LOVED THAT HIGH RISK, HIGH ENERGY, HARD HITTING STYLE. IVE MODELED MYSELF AFTER THESE GUYS AND OTHERS CAUSE THEY PERSONIFIED TO ME EVERYTHING WRESTLING IS.

BW: What was the best advice you ever received about this business?
CA: FIND WAYS TO ENJOY YOUR WORK. IF YOU CANT HAVE FUN IN WHAT YOU DO ITS NOT WORTH DOING
BW: As a fan and as a wrestler what were some of your biggest mark out moments?
CA: AS A FAN MY BIGGEST MARKOUT MOMENT WAS, PROBABLY RVD WINNING THE WWE TITLE. AS A WRESTLER IT WOULD HAVE TOO BE MEET RIC FLAIR FOR THE FIRST TIME.

BW: When was it decided for you and Caprice Coleman to form a team and how did you feel about that?
CA: WELL WHEN I FIRST MET AND TALK WITH CAPRICE BACK IN 2010 WE JOKED THAT IF WE KEEP ENDING UP ON THE SAME SHOWS THEY WERE GONNA PUT THE TWO ATHLETIC BLACKS GUYS IN A TAG TEAM LOL. BUT IT WAS FIRST DECIDED IN JULY OF 2011 BY ROH THAT WE WOULD TAG TOGETHER FOR FIRST TIME AND ITS BEEN AWESOME, WE LEARN ALOT FROM EACHOTHER.

BW: On January 7, 2012 I had the honor of witnessing one of the greatest tag matches I have ever seen when you and Coleman took on Team Ambition and as a fan everything seemed to look really smooth, what was it like being in the ring that night?

CA: FOR ME IT WAS A DREAM COME TRUE. I PERSONALLY HAVE ALWAYS WANTED TO WORK DAVEY RICHARDS. IT GAVE ME AND CAPRICE THE CHANCE TO PROVE THAT WE COULD HANG WITH THE WORLD CHAMPION AND A FUTURE CHAMPION. I WILL SAY ITS PROBABLY THE BEST MATCH IVE EVER HAD.

BW:  What are some of your goals for 2012?
CA: JUST TOO PROVE THAT I CAN AND WILL BE ONE OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD AND WINNING THE WORLD TAG TEAM TITLES

BW: Who are some of your factories to work with and why?
CA: I LOVE WORKING KYLE O'RIELLY, SIMPLY BECAUSE WE BOTH HIT HARD AND JAKE MANNING SINCE HE HAD A HUGE PART IN TRAINING ME, BUT I WANNA WORK WITH SO MANY PEOPLE.

BW: With it being black history month, who are some of your favorite black wrestlers in history?
CA: BOOKER T, THE ROCK, RON SIMMONS, AND AHMED JOHNSON. CANT GET ANY BETTER THEN THOSE GUYS

BW: What would you say is your best match?
CA: SO HARD TO PICK BUT THE TAG MATCH WITH TEAM AMBITION

BW: Anything you would like to say to the fans?
CA: AND TOO THE FANS PLEASE SUPPORT WRESTLING KEEP THE SPORT I LOVE ALIVE, OH AND BUY MY NEW TSHIRT LOL

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

John Cena will be more popular than Hulk Hogan

When you think of the word wrestling, the first man that comes to mind is Hulk Hogan. Hogan is known as the biggest icon in professional wrestling. He set many records and during the 80s when Hulkamania ran wild throughout the world. As the 90s approached, Hogan's fans got older and they began to turn on him, and the boos reigned supreme towards the Hulkster. Hogan admitted that there needed to be a change. When Hogan created the New World Order and became a heel, he was the most hated persona in professional wrestling. In 1999, when Hulkamania returned, many of his fans were happy to see him back in the red and yellow. This was just to take them back to their childhood, not to see him as back on a weekly basis. Well Mr Main Event did not mind, but the majority of fans did.
In 2002, Hulk Hogan returned to the WWE and gave fans what they had longed for, a match-up with The Rock. Hogan would go on and win his sixth WWE Championship, and many would admit that this was not needed. As the WWE started going in the direction of the younger stars such as Randy Orton and John Cena, Hogan's fans were still older.
Lets look at John Cena. Cena came into the WWE in 2002 and since he has been there his fan base has been growing. Just like Hogan in the 1980s, Cena is the most popular wrestler in the company. Regardless of the constant boos, Cena has the most merchandise sales in the WWE. Lets look at Cena's fans. John Cena has been known to be the Super hero like figure to the kids, and the most desired by the women. Recently, as Kane has attempted to get Cena to embrace the hate from the male demographics of 18-30, Cena has taken a more edgy approach to the ring and the boos have calmed down.
Step out of the ring for a minute. Hulk Hogan was in all the commercials, movies, and television shows during the 80s and 90s. Why, because he was a Super Hero. But what did Hogan do for his fans outside of the ring besides tell us to say our prayers and eat our vitamins?
John Cena, a man who is there every night like hogan has been in commercials, movies and television shows. What has Cena done outside of the ring?  Cena grants over 300 wishes for the Make a Wish Foundation each year. He is also an advocate for the Be a Star campaign for the WWE. He constantly reminds his fans that at one point in time he was once bullied therefore he can understand them. Whether it is sports or entertainment, fans love to be able to relate to those they look up to. It is fact that Cena's fans are getting older. No WWE Superstar has ever done so much for the business without taking a break or claiming that they are burnt out. How many breaks did Hogan take during the 80s? Before you say anything, remember the title reigns of the Macho Man Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior. Cena on the other hand, when he was out of action, it was due to injury. A neck injury in which he was expected to be out for the next six months. The fact that Cena has been going strong for nearly ten years and shows no sign of slowing down, in or outside the ring sets him up to be popular than Hulk Hogan!




Mr Main Event Brian Waters
Host of Perfect Plex Talk Radio
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Interview with Arda Ocal the host of Aftermath

Recently, Mr Main Event had the honor of speaking with Arda Ocal is the host of Aftermath radio. He along with former WWE Referee Jimmy Korderas review Monday Night Raw each week. Ocal is also a professional wrestling blogger for the Baltimore Sun. Here is what Ocal had to say about his career as a radio personality in professional wrestling.


BW: When did you first decide to get into the business?
Ocal: In 2005 I finished University and was working a regular desk job. I am a
lifelong pro wrestling fan and I always wanted wrestling to be a part of
my life in some way, so I decided to start volunteering in the
independents, and found Blood Sweat and Ears. I worked my way up from
helping set up the ring and handing out flyers to promoting events and
ring announcing, as well as DVD commentary.

BW: How did you and Jimmy Korderas come together to do Aftermath?
Ocal: When Jimmy left WWE, he started refereeing at independent events,
including ours. When we met, we just hit of off and have been good
friends ever since. Outside of Aftermath I consider him one of my
closest friends.


BW:  What would you say was your favorite interview so far?
Ocal: It's tough to pick just one, I love many for different reasons. We just
did one with Zach Gowen that was one of the most informative interviews
we've ever done. Roddy Piper always pours his heart out and gives so
much. Chris Jericho is extremely entertaining and bleeds charisma. Bret
Hart is another one because he has such amazing insight into pro
wrestling and I like trying to ask him questions he's never gotten
before.


BW: Was there ever time in which you were nervous?
Ocal: I would say the first time I ever did a WWE related interview, I was
nervous. I had a show Wednesday nights on CKMS 100.3 FM in western
Ontario and I attended a WWE live event as media for the first time. I
interviewed Shane Helms. Now I've talked to him several times and I
would consider him a friend now, but back then meeting him for the first
time, combined with how official the process was and with WWE PR
watching, it wwas a nerve wracking experience.

BW: What were some of your biggest mark out moments since you have been involved in
this business?


Ocal: At the end of the day I'm still a fan. I still get goose bumps
sometimes. CM Punk's rant was a big one. When The Rock returned for the
first time in seven years. Cena vs Punk at Money in the Bank. When the
Nexus attacked John cena and tore up the ring. There are plenty of great
moments.. at the end of the day, why would I want to be involved in the
business if I didn't still get a rush from watching it or being a part?


BW: I recall you saying that Mr Perfect was among your top favorites of
all time, what was your favorite match of his?


Ocal: He is without a doubt my favourite pro wrestler of all time, hands down.
Honestly I don't have a favourite match. I really enjoyed his live event
Coliseum Video matches against Hulk Hogan. He knew exactly how to make
his opponent look like a million bucks every match. Of course you haave
to add his matches with Bret Hart, particularly SummerSlam 1991.


BW: Wrestlers always speak about their potential favorite WrestleMania
moments, but no one really speaks of the importance of the announcers,
what are some of your favorite WrestleMania moments?

Ocal: The announcers are absolutely important... "Stone Cold, Stone Cold,
Tyson and Austin!" at WrestleMania 14 will live forever. "The
irresistible force meeting the immoveable object" at WrestleMania 3...
Without Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon, so many matches wouldn't have had
that same prestige and allure. Those are among my most find memories.


BW: What is your favorite matchup and why
Ocal: Growing up my favourite match of all time was Bret Hart vs Owen Hart at
WrestleMania 10.. I really got into the brother vs brother rivalry, and
both were such terrific in ring competitors, and that match opened
WrestleMania 10 and really set the tone. It was a fast paced, awesome
technical matchup. Even the beginning was great with a little subtle
comedy, and of course Owen pulling off the clean victory. What a story.


BW: You and Mr Korderas did a look back for every Royal Rumble and
WrestleMania, can we look forward to ones for Summerslam and Survivor
Series?

Ocal: It's likely we will consider doing SummerSlam LookBacks.. a lot of
people have asked, and who are we to say no?


BW:  Have you ever attended any of the classic four events live and if so
can you describe the experience?

Ocal: I've been to many WrestleManias and the atmosphere is exactly how you
would expect it - actually, the loudest one I attended was WrestleMania
22 in Chicago, the only one I've attended that was in a smaller arena as
opposed to a stadium. That was probably because of the acoustics in the
building but it was red hot loud, especially for Cena vs HHH in the main
event. I've been to one Royal Rumble, in Detroit in 2009 and one
SummerSlam in Toronto in 2004. Personally, I enjoy live events just as
much as TV or Pay Per View because the superstars seem to have more ad
lib fun in the ring.





You can follow Arda Ocal on twitter at arda_ocal

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Top 5 Black Superstars in the history of Professional Wrestling


5. Mark Henry
The World Strongest Man made his debut in the WWE in 1996. Since his debut he has always found a way to keep himself on the radar in one way or another. Whether it was being the force of the Nation, perhaps being Sexual Chocolate with a sex addiction, or being the C.E.O. of the Hall of Pain, Mark Henry has been a force int he WWE for years. In 2011, Henry, after 13 years silenced his critics when he broke through the glass ceiling to become World Heavyweight Champion.  

4. Booker T
The five time, five time, five time, WCW World Heavyweight Champion Booker T's career soared to heights no one could have predicted when he was a 10 time WCW tag team champion. In a time when WCW was on its last leg, Booker held the company on his back and not only being their world champion, but also the United States Champion. Booker T would also go into the WWE and become the lone superstar to find success up north.

3. Bobo Brazil
He is known as the Jackie Robinson of Professional Wrestling. Brazil became the first Black NWA champion when he defeated the Nature Boy Buddy Rogers. Due to the fact that Rogers claimed he was injured, Brazil gave the title back and that title reign is not recognized. Brazil is a multiple time world champion in various promotions. He was also a 7 WWWF United States Champion. He was inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame in 1994.

2. Junkyard Dog
During the 1980s, the Junkyard Dog was one of the most popular superstars in the company. While he was never a champion, he was simply over. Many would argue at one point and time, he was more popular than professional wrestling icon Hulk Hogan. If the state of the WWE Championship was the same in the 80s as it is today, there is no doubt that he would have had multiple championships.

1. The Rock
Some people do not like to categorize The Great One as black, why not, his dad was. The Rock is perhaps the most charismatic superstars in the history of professional wrestling. His in ring work is often overshadowed by his incredible micrphone skills. When the seven time WWE Champion walks into a WWE arena, the crowd literally explodes and channels are changed to tune in what he has to say. The Rock without a doubt is the best black superstar in the history of professional wrestling.


Undertaker vs Triple H Yes or No

As WrestleMania approaches, the reality of a Undertaker vs Triple H match seems to set in. Personally, I would not like to see this match. When WrestleMania 26 approached I did not want to see Undertaker vs Shawn Michaels for a second year, why, because WrestleMania 25 was such a classic and I did not think they could outdo themselves. In my opinion they did. Last year, Triple H was a great opponent for the Undertaker, but in my opinion, we were looking for the attempt to outdo the match with Shawn, that it took a lot of focus on the match at hand. In my opinion the match was great, but it does not need to happen again. This would be Triple H's third attempt to end the Undertaker's streak. At WrestleMania 17, the match was better, maily because the two were both in the prime of their careers. While Triple H is still in good ring shape, the Undertaker is not. I understand that since he is not in the best shape it would be safer for him to be in a match with a veteran such as Triple H, but it would be better for him to be in a match with a younger superstar so that we could almost believe that he may actually lose.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Super Bowl Prediction (Post Season Record 4-6)

There are three teams in the NFL that Mr Main Event does not like and two are playing in this years big game. The New England Patriots will play as host to the New York Giants.

The last time these teams played in the Super Bowl it was Eli Manning leading his Giants in a miraculous fashion to defeat Tom Brady and the Patriots. During the 2007 the Patriots were on the brink of history. They went into the game with a 18-0 record and were looking to be the first team to have a perfect season since the only team the Miami Dolphins did it in 1972. But Manning had other plans as he hooked up with Plaxico Burress for the game winning touchdown.

This year the Patriots have been playing well on offense while the defense has struggled. On the other hand the Giants have played well on both sides of the ball.

So who wins this game? The Giants have seemed virtually unbeatable in the last few weeks of the season with the exception of the NFC Championship game where they went to overtime. The Patriots have found many ways to win games including games in which they were down by 21 points. In order for the Giants to be successful they will need to not only pressure Brady but they will also need to protect Manning. In order for the Patriots to win they will need to do what they do best score points. So again who wins this game? With Tom Brady staring at a fourth ring and also looking to seek revenge against Manning, Brady wins this game in a close fashion

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Scotty Riggs Shoot Interview

On the January 30th Episode of Perfect Plex Talk Radio, Scotty Riggs joined Mike Knoxxx and Mr Main Event Brian Waters and discussed his career in WCW, ECW, being apart of the Flock, American Males, and what he and Jim Ross discussed when it was a possibility of him going to the WWE.
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