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Friday, March 27, 2015

Toy Review – WWE WrestleMania Heritage Series Undertaker from Mattel

I wanted to close the week out with a Superstar that is not only one of the greatest and most respected of all time, but that is also synonymous with WrestleMania.

Needless Things Podcast 51 – WrestleMania 31

Listen up, Phantomaniacs – it’s that magical time of year when the WWE comes to the forefront of the entertainment world and puts everything it’s got into producing the biggest, wildest, and most entertaining spectacle of the whole year! 

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Toy Review – WWE WrestleMania Heritage Series Kane from Mattel

Let’s talk about Kane.

I have no idea how to talk about Kane.

I have a lot of respect for the guy as a performer. He has taken everything that WWF/E has handed him over the years and made the best of it. He has been terrifying, powerful, tragic, and even at times hilarious. It’s interesting to note that at this point in his career, Kane has spent more time unmasked than masked, though I will always prefer the menacing, masked Big Red Machine over Corporate Kane or any other maskless variations. 
Obviously I like masks.

WrestleMania Week - The Cage Match by Jerry Chandler

I pretty much figure everyone this week is going to be looking at the best of wrestling. There will also be a ton of stuff about the best Mania matches, the best Mania performers, the best memories of Mania, and so on. Just for the hell of it, I’m going to go in the other direction by looking at a “worst” match. Hell, I’m not even going to look at a Mania related match with this.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Toy Review – WWE Elite Series 33 Junkyard Dog from Mattel

My earliest memories of Junkyard Dog are of a bunch of ladies talking about how handsome he was.

I cannot remember the setting. I don’t know if it was at an aunt’s house or a military base or a gas station. I have no idea. But I remember hearing ladies saying things to the effect of , “Oh, my, what a big, handsome man.” And looking up and seeing JYD’s face on the TV screen, then a shot of him dancing on the ring apron. I don’t know that I thought of him as particularly good-looking, but he sure did seem like fun.

Where's The Attitude?

If you were to ask most fans of wrestling or people who used to be fans of wrestling about the attitude era of the WWE (WWF at the time) you will likely get the same response. “Man, thats when wrestling was good,” is a common response which isnt entirely accurate. I mean sure, the attitude era offered us a lot of good stuff. I mean we got StoneCold Steve Austin, Triple H, The Rock, and Mankind/Cactus Jack/Dude Love becoming huge stars by doing some outlandish things, crazy interviews and ridiculous bumps. We got some great catchphrases such as “Austin 3:16 says I just whooped your ass” and “If you smell what the Rock is cooking.” I mean hell, we even got a sock that was more over than some of the wrestlers. And lets not forget The Undertaker crucifying Stone Cold Steve Austin to his symbol or the dark wedding between Undertaker and Stephanie McMahon.