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Bobby’s Good, Bad & Ugly Review Stomping Grounds 2019

Do we get a BAD filler show, or does WWE Stomping Grounds surprise us?



Do we get a BAD filler show, or does WWE Stomping Grounds surprise us?

Welcome back to a fresh out of the box “Good, Bad and Ugly.”  Missed you guys, and in lieu of a Pre-show prediction of Good, Bad and Ugly, let me fill you in right here.  On paper this a strong, fantastic PPV.  The matches have a ton of potential with some of the best WWE has to offer. 

Having said that, this is looking like another “BAD” filler PPV given the hype and writing as of late.  That means that it will most likely be predictable, disappointing, and a total disappointment overall.  Will it be a sad state of affairs that will just upset everyone as usual?  Or will we see the full potential of this high caliber talent shine and shock the world?  Let’s get to the action!


205 Live Cruiserweight Championship- Tony Nese(c) v Tozawa v Drew Gulak

Getting past the fact that this is just a pre-show spot, it seems that 205 Live has been getting some more attention by the fans.  It is being recognized as a talent filled show with unprecedented matches.  This was action packed.  We had a ton of high spots, suplexes, high risk feats, and all out action.  It was non-stop and amazing.  The crowd was completely fired up with the threat of these underdogs stealing the show before the show.  Tozawa shined here showing what he is made of. Nese and Gulak did a lot of their usual impressive, innovative combos and twist.  It is completely trash that they are promoting the PPV that we are already watching during a stellar Championship Match.  Maybe do all of that crap during the absolutely horrendous commentary that fills up the whole pre-show instead of interrupting possibly the Match of the Night.  Bravo to these disrespected, incredible talents.  The crowd loved it, we all loved it!  Hopefully 205 Live will continue to grind and finally get their well-deserved recognition.  Gulak wins the hard fought match, and is the New Cruiserweight Champion!  Fantastic Match!  WWE doesn’t deserve 205 Live. 

WWE Raw Women’s Championship- “The Man” Becky Lynch (c) vs. Lacey Evans

The energy was Good, the crowd was into it, however as always with both Lynch and Evans, we had some issues.  However Lacey Evans is vicious, believable and really can turn it on after she heats up.  There were some really high moments in this fight, as well as some not so Good.  Evans really did shine, Lynch did not have a guaranteed win by any means and stood up to her classy foe.  Evans put up a great fight, and looked amazing doing it, but it was The People’s Champ, The Man Becky Lynch who took the victory with a “disarmer” retaining the Raw Women’s Championship.  Even with it’s faults, Good match.  Evans with some polishing could be a tremendous force, and it hopefully won’t be the last time we see her in the Championship realm. 

“The New Day” Big E & Xavier Woods vs Owens & Zayn

Owens was an absolute freak-show to start the match.  I was blown away.  Sami Zane continued the impressive assault on Woods.  This was incredible all around.  As the pressure mounted, we could feel Big E getting fired up waiting to pounce.  The wait was worth it, as the might Big E went ballistic on his opponents.  This story was masterfully told, and was very well done.  Both teams were stellar!  This was a great match all around, action packed, unique and full steam action.  KO and Zane Win via KO pin-fall on Woods.  Fantastic match!  Blown away.

United States Championship- Samoa Joe (c) vs. Ricochet

Joe is a respected guy, a veteran and having any gold is a tribute to that.  Ricochet is one of the best WWE has period.  He can do anything in the ring, and it just looks fantastic.  As expected Joe kept Ricochet down, brutalizing him in his usual style.  Ricochet countered with his out of this world acrobatics expected of him.  This was back and forth, jocking for position and one hell of a Championship caliber match.  Ricochet would not quit, and finally hit his “630” for the victory and his first of many, Championships.  Meet your new United States Champion, Ricochet.  Another Good one. 

SmackDown Tag Team Championships- Daniel Bryan & Rowan (c) v Heavy Machinery

Heavy Machinery looked focused and seriously ready for this match.  Daniel Bryan and Rowan got a hero’s welcome being in Bryan’s home state.  Again the crowd was hot for this one.  Great energy throughout the event.  It was a little annoying how behind they were, almost hijacking the show with Daniel Bryan chants and total hatred to Heavy Machinery.  The match was slow at times, and could have used something but the actual action was well done.  Rowan should NEVER do a dropkick, and was dreadfully boring, but on the other hand, Daniel Bryan and both members of Heavy Machinery did well in there.  The crowd who was really Good for the most part, in a way ruined this match.  A very hot ending, Daniel Bryan retains with a small package on Tucker to retain.  This had some okay moments at best but definitely not deserving of the Bad treatment.  Heavy Machinery did very well though and deserve a lot of credit for their performance.    

WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship- Bayley (c) vs. “The Goddess” Alexa Bliss w/ Nikki Cross

Oh the potential in this one.  It is always nice to have Little Miss Bliss around, in any capacity.  Bayley is a great champion as well, in any sense of the word.  They went at it, it looked personal and solid.  Bliss’ ribs were battered and bruised.  Bliss is a tough girl she just keeps going.  As expected Nikki Cross got involved and awkwardly at that as Bliss was about to come off the top but was distracted.  She got double knees on the landing resulting in Bayley retaining.  This was a Good match, and represented the Women’s Division well.  The ending was mediocre but aside from that, we had a Good, not Great match.    

Roman Reigns vs. Drew McIntyre w/ Shane McMahon

These are two very big guys.  Both physically and in respect to their WWE status’.  Drew McIntyre is going to have gold someday, there is no doubt about it, and of course this feud with the Big Dog isn’t hurting him.  It’s physical, and personal and it showed.  Roman was on fire throughout, flying through the air, red hot.  McIntyre intense as always, gave it right back to the Big Dog.  This was a classic battle of the titans and main event worthy.  We may have found the perfect match for Vince McMahon’s dreams of Roman being over.  Either giant could have won, but neither would quit.  Shane made his presence count and finally interfered when there was nothing left but Reigns still would not quit.  Roman Reigns finally had enough and took out both men for the impressive, hard fought victory.  This was legit, and really impressed me on many levels.  Great match! 


WWE Championship Steel Cage Match- Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Dolph Ziggler

On paper this looked to be a decent match.  Two very talented guys for a belt in a cage.  The feel however was cold and slow.  It seemed to lack any kind of feeling.  Maybe the crowd was tired, or it was the action, or lack of it.  Even when Kofi made a comeback, it was just flat.  In contrast as the match neared the end, they started to show some life, a lot of back and forth and a devastating SOS by Kofi.  Dolph and Kofi battled, scratch and clawed to the door, and did all they could to get the upper hand.  Dolph could taste victory and nearly escaped, but it was Kofi Kingston, unexpected who dove through the door onto the outside to retain his WWE Championship.  Honestly, this match had a couple of Good moments but was overall a little flat and boring.  It really wasn’t a Good match.  Score one for the lonely Bad column. 

WWE Universal Championship- Seth Rollins (c) vs. Baron Corbin w/ Special Guest Referee Lacey Evans

Say what you will, and I have said a lot, Corbin is one hell of a heel.  Get him his old gear back, and you have a winner.  A genius move making Lacey Evan’s referee was some rare great writing.  Corbin proceeded to jump Rollins and hit him with a chair before the bell rang.  Corbin continued to beat down the Champ, and the crowd was just bored with it.  This match had some really subpar moments for sure.  Of course Evans changed the rules against Rollins and made it hard on the Champ even not counting to 3 off a Frog-splash.  Although there are certain charming aspects of this angle, it started to get old and corny really quickly.  Corbin proceeded to then beat the hell out of Seth Rollins with a chair and Evans proceeded with making it No DQ.  Evans would not count for Rollins even slapping him in the face multiple times, kicking him and giving him a low blow.  The Lass Kicker had enough and sprung out on her rival beating her ass all around the ring area.  Corbins hated rival Referee John Cone came in to officiate, Rollins hit the stomp, 1-2-3 Rollins retains.  Aside from Becky Lynch’s run in for the save, and a couple of decent moments, this wasn’t Good, especially for the Main Event.  Good ending to a Bad match. 

UGLY- Not tonight.


Good- 7

Bad- 2

Ugly- 0

Overall – Good!  Surprisingly Good.  I had little to no expectations much like a lot of you, and to fairly say the least, we had a decent night of action that ended at a reasonable time. The worst matches with the last one, and they were borderline on the Bad list.  Good show WWE! 

Another Good night of WWE action.  We have a lot to go forward on and hopefully some fresh stuff coming in weeks as we approach Extreme Rules and SummerSlam in the near future.  Everything is open to have some big things happen and I for one hope to see some old faces that never get any love, finally emerge.  Until then, hope you enjoyed, see you on the next Good, Bad and Ugly. 

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AJ’s Controversial? Wrestling Opinions 10.12.21

AJ feels like spouting off about a few wrestling topics that bug him. How controversial are they though?



As Eric Bischoff, President of WCW once said, Controversy Creates Cash…no I’m serious; it’s even the title of a book that he did. Everyone has their hot takes on professional wrestling and some are always wide eyed and kind of shocking to some. There are some of us that will have same opinions or chastise me on a show or an article maybe but hey, don’t hate the player, hate The Game.

Maybe there are some that the readers at home agree with or you want to also be the one to chastise me, @PhenomenalAJB on Twitter. This one is going to be fun!

#1- There are more things than just WWE/AEW and are better majority of the time

There are many people that will rant, rave and complain that the mainstream product is so bland and boring and the classic, “Who even watches this trash?” Whether you love the flippy dippy do’s like I don’t or long drawn out storylines that peter out very quickly because fans aren’t invested in a story or character. To those people, I will say something very bold, very confusing and very… very controversial…


I don’t know how and I don’t know why that this is even a topic. “TNA has been dead for years” No it hasn’t. Pay $1 USD for Impact Plus on YouTube so you can watch it without commercials at 8:30 Eastern. “Two hours is too long!” NWA and MLW both go for an hour on their respective YouTube Channels as well and if you want to watch, you can hop in at any time. Everyone has something for everyone and you might find your new favorite wrestler in a matter of minutes into an episode. I would never have known who Eli Drake (now LA Knight on SmackDown Live), Alexander Hammerstone or even in the early stages of TNA Impact, AJ Styles, was! You can watch more than what is broadcasted on your TV. Is it easier? Of course but, there is so much more than just the popular option.

#2- Belt Collecting now is just redundant and moronic

Back in 1996, Ultimo Dragon famously has a picture of him holding TEN championships looking like an amazing superstar with amazing defenses. What people don’t know is, that was because eight championship belts were united in a tournament called “The J-Crown Championship” with the adage of ‘All or Nothing’. He lost them one by one but, it was to show that he was the best Junior Heavyweight (or Cruiserweight/Light Heavyweight) out of everyone in various promotions.

People after that really haven’t belt collected other than unifying championships to a grand caliber… then Austin Aries showed up. Aries kind of revised the gimmick and brought it back to light. Newer fans might have thought this was cool but older fans kind of groaned and grumbled. I was one of them but, nothing is original in anything anymore so it’s a fresher concept at the time back in 2018. He did surpass Ultimo with ELEVEN championships but it seemed everyone started doing it to an extent after. Matt Cardona, after being released from WWE, started doing it, getting up to six championships before dropping them. As of right now, not necessarily solo belt collecting, The Bloodline has a stranglehold of the World Championships for both Singles and Tag Teams, we had Becky Two Belts, Bayley wanted Dos Straps but nothing makes this worse than Kenny Omega’s stint as a belt collector.

I am not and will never be a Kenny Omega fan. I don’t see the appeal, I don’t see the amazement or anything like that out of him. I’m impressed he did three 35+ Minute IWGP Championship matches against Okada because that takes a lot of stamina to do so but, that’s about it. When he won the AEW Championship, alright. That’s fine. Nothing wrong with that since he helped build the company up. The Triple A Megas Championship… nothing too wrong here. I hate that he had five defenses in two years but he vacated it due to his injuries. It wasn’t until Don Callis and Omega popped into Impact and made the Hogan Era of TNA look like a dream… okay ALMOST but still. Kenny defeats Rich Swann and Moose in two different matches and has everyone else carry the belts while holding the AEW Championship. I understand heel tactics and mentality but at one point in an interview about going for the Impact Championship, he compared it to a common Comic Book and the AEW Championship as Superman Issue #1. I understand trying to be a heel in this story but you boost your clout, not rain on what you are going after. Heel or Face, belt collecting has just been a cluster within itself in the past four years and it honestly needs to stop.

#3- Overuse of Certain Moves

This one is a more recent problem that I have seen and no, I wish EC3 paid me to say this but it is true and very annoying to even bring up but here I am, wishing for Carter money and a fifth Rum & Coke…

Stop. Overusing. Moves. Because you think. They were cool.

If I had a shot for every time a Canadian Destroyer, Superkick, Suicide Dive, Avalanche (Insert High Spot here), Dual Dropkick spots where they cancel each other out or opposing members do back to back high spots on the prone partner spot… I would not have written this article due to death… even if it was water, I would have died due to drowning. They don’t look cool anymore when everyone does it. It’s bland. When Petey Williams wrestled in his last return to Impact, the Destroyer looked very… stale. Superkicks are the new DDT apparently (another Finisher turned common everyday move) and most people that do dives mess it up in some way shape or form whether it’s their feet get caught in the ropes, they didn’t get a full launch or they overshoot it. Having your own move special to you is difficult now but different wrestlers do their own styles or the pay homage to a family member or a wrestler that they interact with or ask permission… or asked to stop.

How’d you feel if you watched WCW and WWF in 1997 and saw DDP do the Diamond Cutter and HHH did the Pedigree Pandemonium and say they do the same move? That is exactly what happened too if Dallas didn’t ask Hunter to stop using it. We might not have the RKO out of nowhere or an iconic move that seldom bigger names use today.

That’s my list. I said before if you agree with my list and if you don’t and want to throw hate my way… @PCTunney is the hate mail account so enjoy!

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AJ’s Thoughts: Five Potential Returns

With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?



With Trips in charge and already starting to bring back some people that didn’t work in Vince’s picture, AJ got an idea. Who else could we see on the horizon radar?

With everything going on with WWE, the one thing we have all been hyped about are all of these returns. Dakota Kai made her return at SummerSlam alongside Io and Bayley and now on last SmackDown, Karrion Kross and Scarlett made their returns in a big way against Drew McIntyre and showed the Hourglass to The Bloodline.

With all of that, there have been things in the pipeline saying Triple H’s foot isn’t off the pedal so these are 5 returns from either NXT, main roster or even Try-Outs that I would love to see happen with the new regime.

1. Johnny Gargano

Now this is a name that people have been saying, “Maybe Impact or MLW” but, what about a return? Gargano didn’t renew his contract, most likely to be with his family which is a valid and amazing reason, will never disrespect that. If he were to return, there would be a handful of great reasons. Maybe a singles run with the Intercontinental or United States but with Ciampa getting limelight in the main roster from RAW, what if we get a tag team reunion?

WWE is hurting for Tag Teams and what better than to scare off The Bloodline, loosen  the stranglehold of championships with some Do It Yourself action. DIY reunion could be amazing, especially with newer faces showing up to get championship aspirations like Kross and Ciampa. Want to break the hierarchy? Do It Yourself.

2. James Storm

This one is a little bit weird and off. On one hand, who doesn’t love the Tennessee Cowboy, Jimmy James Storm? On the other, he is 45 and getting some nagging injuries as of late. So why would I say Triple H should bring James Storm back and give him something for the main roster? One of the things I said for Gargano, we have a lack of something and The Usos might need to watch two things in the rearview.

Watch your Money and your Alcohol.

Beer Money showing up in WWE would be amazing in my personal opinion. The Bloodline jump Roode, someone in a hoodie or jacket comes up and jumps them to even the fight and as soon as one Uso remained in the ring, the figure goes down and the old stomping goes off and we hear “BEER…” and Roode looks around and gets hyped up and shouts, “…MONEY!”

3. Big Cass

Since his departure from WWE, he has done something I have said since they split him off from Enzo. Take him through the Kevin Nash School of How To Big Man. ROH and Impact are great examples that he actually cleaned up and worked on what he has to do to be good in the ring. He can work the microphone, he can work the ring so we got a new big boy to take on the WWE once again.

Now I could have said Enzo and Cass to rejoin but, I’m sure the antics of Enzo will get Cass in deep water along with the fact that I already made two tag team predictions, we don’t need another. Cass brings a lot to the table and was kind of unproven in WWE because he was just the big enforcer to the more charismatic Enzo. Give this man about six months in the ring and you have your next MASSIVE problem in the IC or US Championship scene or even more.

4. Bronson Reed

The big man from down under is a former NXT North American Champion. He looked to have a good push going with that championship but he got release. If you wonder where he went… he actually made a pit stop in Impact Wrestling as JONAH with the most fire theme song in recent history I swear… I will link the theme song and Trips… please. Get rights to this theme song. I will be a bigger Bronson Reed fan.

Bronson to me is the weird man in all of this but, I think with Triple H involved, he could get something going for him with a good singles champion run or a big threat to go through like a gatekeeper of sorts. Big boy with a great amount of athleticism? Can’t really hate on that considering the last time we saw athletic bigger people were Keith Lee and… what was that one guy? Sherman Tank with a Ferrari Engine…?

5. Bray Wyatt

And the last one is the obvious one in all of this. Yes… we have Judgment Day as the somewhat supernatural dark group but we know the true successor of the supernatural and that is “The Eater of Worlds”, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt. This time around, I don’t think we will get the Jekyl and Hyde, Mister Rogers gimmick. I believe this time around we get full darkness and mayhem. We get the darkness and the theory of reverting back to your prime.

To make a refresher… Miz went back to being the cocky narcissist after fighting The Fiend. Finn turned back to the Prince and much more. With guys like Edge returning, maybe we see the return of the Heel Ultimate Opportunist, maybe a Fiend fight with AJ Styles to get the TN-AJ perhaps. Possibilities are endless and with a great mind like Wyatt for character and execution, I think Hunter will pick up the phone and Let Him In.

– There are clearly others that I could say, or maybe even didn’t think about, but hey, that’s the Chairshot way of Always Using Your Head. Those are just five returns that could happen and hopefully you read this before RAW or SmackDown and who knows if I get any of these right, maybe I missed an obvious one or maybe we get a giant signing that nobody thought possible. Let me and all of Chairshot know!

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