Another Sunday here and you know what that means it's time to go So Far Back once again. For this week we are going back to the NFL Western Conference finals game from 2014 between the Seattle Seahawks & the San Francisco 49er's. At least one of you are probably wondering what an NFL playoff game from 2014 well let me explain things a little further, by taking trip back to that January day back in 2014:
If you're a fan of the NFL then you probably saw the playoff game last night between the Seattle Seahawks & the San Francisco 49er's. As everyone knows the Seahawks won advancing to the Super Bowl. But that's not the only people are talking about, as some people are also talking about the "Wrestling Promo" that Seahawks CB Richard Sherman cut with Erin Andrews after the game. I have to say I am not a fan of the NFL nor do I claim to know anything about football but the "trash talking" done by Sherman post game was some of best talking I have heard in a while.
I know some wrestler namely heels who should watch that promo and use that to improve their microphone work overall. It also should people something if twitter was blowing up last night and numerous people had the same response and that was and I quote "The only thing missing from that promo was @PaulHeyman." What I think a fair response to that would be even though knowing Paul's talents would he have really made the promo much better. There is no way to know because unless Paul was Sherman's agent, I don't think he would have been at the game.
I have also heard some backlash on Sherman for his "Promo" and to that I say if someone has a problem with that interview there is something wrong. All Sherman did was show who he really was and why would you want anything else from him even if he was on the National Stage. I am not going to say there is no reason why someone should be mad because that's your opinion but it's just hard to see any reason why someone would be mad at such a good interview.
If you have yet to see the interview it's posted below:
This is hopefully one of many interactive things I hope to do with my followers on Twitter in the future. As this series will go six weeks and every week I will have new question which was answered by a selected group of followers on Twitter. I wont ramble for to long but, I just want to say........
Thank you to all who took the time to answer the questions all of you gave great answers and I look forward to doing a lot more interactive posts in the future. So let's get to question 1 of Polling the Crowd:
Question 1: Is WWE better now then it had been in recent years? If yes what have they been doing better in recent years then in the past?
Kayla: I think WWE is a little better than it has been over the years because they've taken steps (or should have) in terms of safety and the quality is a little better. The storylines still need work but I think they'll get there.
Bill: No. The booking is very subpar, The "even steven" booking is not the way to build talent, or tell a story
Christelle: I remember the attitude era. I loved the time Stone Cold, etc. taker The characters were unique and I hate that this is more focused on children.
Craig: Yes and No, I mean they were really hot in early 2014 from January to about when the Shield broke up, but after that they fell and then recently have been on an inconsistent up and down swing but honestly WWE has been just inconsistent in recent years. But compare now to 2010 and they are far better and that can be attributed to the talents in the ring.
Freedy: WWE is better now than 2010, but that is not saying much. They’ve dropped the ball so many times; they have no real competition to drive them. NXT is fun, the network is fun, the fact that people aren’t paying $50 a month anymore for crap PPV’s (about out of every 4 are crap) and only paying 9.99 makes it more palatable.
YourWrestlingWorld: I think wwe is in a better place because they have new stars and different matches it's not cena vs orton for the 25 Ppv main event.
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Another Sunday that means another edition of the So Far Back Sunday series, in this series we look back in time at events of the past much like other people do on Throwback Thursday. Some of you maybe looking at this post title and thinking about the decision I made a few weeks ago to remove TNA from the site. Well this is not their welcoming back party and I will address the TNA situation a later date as I don't want to bring them back to site just yet. This is just a one of deal and mostly for the purpose to give you guys an update for those who maybe curious.
This is not for the purpose to rag on TNA or poke fun at them, because their is one thing people may not understand if TNA goes out of business that is bad for me and anyone else who writes about wrestling. The reason being that it is one less company for us to deliver content on and makes it harder for us to survive as a site doing what we love to do. So for anyone who thinks internet wrestling writers want TNA to go out of business you are EXTREMELY WRONG!!!!!!!!
For the last two years the problems seem to be never ending with TNA Wrestling. Right now at the end of the year, TNA wrestling will be removed from the Spike TV line-up for the first time in 9 years which in my book is the end of an era. A couple of weeks back TNA held their last TV Tapings for Impact on Spike TV and two weeks they held Bound for Glory from Japan. I am like many who look at TNA having all these problems and them possibly going under as a very bad thing for the health of the wrestling industry, especially with Jeff Jarrett is struggling to find a TV deal for GFW in the US.
As of this writing the newest problem TNA faces is they only have enough taped shows to carry them through the middle of November because they didn't and aren't holding another taping this year. So what does that? That means that TNA there is a good chance that TNA will not hold "real" episodes of Impact for the last six weeks of the year. Right now it seems likely to imagine that TNA would hold shows over the course of the six weeks which highlight some of the feuds in TNA while they were on Spike. Whether all six weeks will be filled with recap shows is yet to be known, but as of right now it seems as though very likely that from November 19 - December 31 we will see episodes of Impact which highlight some of the best feuds in TNA history while they were on Spike TV.
Author's Note: I just want to take a quick second to wish TNA, the best of luck in the future. As once again let me repeat if they go under that doesn't help the talent, the fans or the writers one bit. So drop the act and accept the fact you might be wrong about writers.
This is the series in which I try and say the least I can and let the video I chose do most of the talking for me considering the title of the post. However, it's not just about the video it's also about personal feelings regarding the topic of the post. All things considered I would have never seen an episode of the original ECW if it wasn't for the fact that Vince bought the company out of bankruptcy, and for that I am grateful. But also everyone seems to talk about the spring of 2001 as the time the wrestling world changed because WCW went under and WWE had no direct competition it seems that everyone forgets that ECW went under two months before WCW did.
However, because of bankruptcy proceedings ECW didn't truly close until the courts decision was final near the end of 2004 when Vince actually bought ECW to make the Rise & Fall of ECW DVD. Vince has always been a bright business man and purchasing the tape library of ECW was a very good decision and not just for his pocket, but also to allow the fans of the original ECW to relive the past or see the original for the first time. Enjoy the video:
Everyone remembers where they were last November when the "Icon", The Franchise of the WCW...... Sting finally showed up on a WWE PPV during the Main Event of Survivor Series. I remember that night because that is one of the few nights in a long time that my mouth was left a gape after a WWE PPV. The reason for that being I honestly never thought at this point that Sting would show up in the WWE, but I was proven wrong and am extremely happy about it. Now let us take a trip back to last November the night of Survivor Series aka the night that unthinkable happened, The Night Sting Finally Appeared on WWE Programming.
For those who may have missed it, Sting has finally debuted in the WWE. He showed up near the end of Survivor Series and dropped Triple H with the Scorpion Death Drop. Sting has always been the one man never to step foot in the WWE until now and almost 30 years after his debut in 1985 he is finally a part of the WWE. Below a look back at Sting's post WCW career:
From 1987-88 till 2001 Sting became and was thought of as the "Franchise of the WCW" and Sting was The Man who stood up and fought against the NWO for over a year. After WCW went under in 2001 Sting was one of if not the only WCW alumni never to appear for the WWE. It was almost like Sting walked away from the Wrestling business after WCW partly due to his hefty contract from Time Warner still having time on it. In late 2002 Sting was back in the ring for a short time working for the company WWA (World Wrestling All-Stars.) Sting would then sign a four appearance limit contract with NWA-TNA at some point in 2003, and he would debut at TNA's one year anniversary show teaming with Jeff Jarrett against Syxx-Pac and AJ Styles. Sting would disappear from TNA until around late 2005 when a video promoting his return was aired at the end of Turning Point on December 11th. Then from 2005-2014 Sting would be a major part of the TNA roster and would help TNA Wrestling reach new heights for the company.
Some of Sting's major achievements post WCW:
-First Inductee into the TNA Wrestling Hall of Fame
-First Person to win the NWA World Title prior to NWA-TNA inception and after it
-Oldest NWA World Champion in the TNA era
-Former NWA World Champion (Which was his first major title since 1999)
-Four Time TNA World Champion
-One Time TNA Tag Team Champion
-WWA World Champion
Now finally after almost 30 years in the wrestling industry and before tonight never stepping foot in a WWE ring; Sting has finally changed that is officially a member of the WWE. I for one couldn't be happier and for me it's only part of a dream come true and now the other part is left for hope. It's now Showtime, Folks!!!!!
Tune into RAW tomorrow night as you may not want to miss it!!!!!!
Now your probably wondering what the hell is Fandom well I will be honest if it isn't a word then I made it up, but if it is then cool. Fact is that I really didn't know what to call this post other then what it is called. Long story short it doesn't matter if your on the field during a rain delay or on the stage during graduation it is at anytime that fans can show their fandom.
You might be thinking what the hell is this guy talking about with this fandom crap. Well if your not you might be thinking that now. Truth is rather then just posting the two videos I wanted to write a little then just posting videos as a post. Enjoy the videos:
I decided to try something different this week for the So Far Back Sunday. Instead of going back a few years a doing a little digging I decided to just take a trip back to a few months, because this topic deserves to be in the limelight once again. Over the last couple of years the WWE has began to fill in some of the blanks when it comes to certain talent that wasn't in the Hall of Fame finally going into the Hall of Fame. This year was in my opinion one of the biggest and that's it is entitled a much deserved induction. Take a trip back in time with me to early January when we found out who the first inductee into this years Hall of Fame class of 2015. Truthfully my one wish when it comes to this "flashback" is that Randy Savage would have been able to appear on the show one more time as a way to give him the opportunity he deserves to thank the fans and the company one last time. Unfortunately that wasn't able to happen, but the unjust that was Randy not being the Hall of Fame has been since fixed and now we look to finding who will we hope for next year. However, first we take one more look back at the night that Randy was announced and what it means:
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As of this writing, there have been rumors going around the world wide web that tonight on Raw the first Hall of Fame Inductee for the class of 2015 is expected to be announced. This induction would be long overdue for a very deserving and respected legend of the business. The man is someone who will be the headliner of this year's......... "Macho Man" Randy Savage.
This induction goes along with the yearly mending of poor relationships the WWE has had with some of their legends over the years. A few years ago, it was Bruno Sammartino finally not only coming back to the WWE after years of bad relationships with the company. Last year was the return of the legend The Ultimate Warrior, Warrior had a very poor relationship with the WWE and had been on poor terms with the company for the last 16-18 years. Sadly, Warrior passed away shortly after finally returning to the company. Unfortunately the much deserved induction of Randy will come after Randy has passed away, but at least WWE was able to mend the relationship between them and the Poffo family; to further that assumption both Lanny & Mrs. Poffo being a part of the Randy Savage DVD.
Long Overdue, I only wish that when they Inducted Randy that following the amazing video package they will have announcing induction (You know they will as WWE always has amazing video packages) that Randy would come out to the ring for the first time on WWE TV in almost 20 years. But sadly they couldn't get passed their egos in WWE before Randy sadly passed away back in 2011 and now that can't happen.
Still though Randy Savage tonight WILL take his place in the Hall of Fam
First inductee into the Hall of Fame Class of 2015.....
"Macho Man" Randy Savage
Oh Yeeeeaaaahhhhhhh!!!!! Dig it!!!!
I found an article that caught up with former WWE Divas Ivory (Lisa Moretti) and Molly Holly (Nora Greenwold). Both of whom are actually out of the business at this point in their careers and are making good living outside the ring, but still make occasional wrestling related appearances.
The woman they spoke with was Ivory who said that she is currently working by herself, for herself as an Animal advocate and pet service provider. She jokes saying "I'm around 15 to 20 dogs all day; it's just like wrestling." Though may fans believe Ivory's career started in WWE and remember her most for her time with RTC (Right to Censor) and as a Trainer on the reality show Tough Enough. However, Ivory had a very successful career years prior to her start in the WWE as a part of the company named GLOW or Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling. (Which is the 1980's version of Shimmer or Shine today) Ivory wasn't called to the WWE until 1999 and would actually stick around till either 2004 or 2005. As for the current product Ivory actually had this to say "I was fortunate enough to watch Bayley at NXT, when they had their matches," she said. "Those girls were on fire. It's all around us. Great ladies' wrestling is all around us. So it has not disappeared by any means."
Much like Ivory, Molly elaborates on what she has been up to since walking away from and it seems like much like her counterpart Molly is keeping busy. Molly works for Teen Challenge, which is a worldwide organization that helps people overcome drug and alcohol addiction. Though many may think that like Ivory Molly's career started when she walked through the WWE door, your wrong. Molly's career actually started in WCW as one of the manager for Randy Savage and also was member with Madusa & Sid in Team Madness for a short time. Between the time of 1999 & 2001 Molly would actually debut in the WWE. Molly speaks very highly of Madusa in the interview saying that Madusa helped pave the way in the business for her and she was very grateful.
For the full article please visit: http://www.miamiherald.com/sports/fighting/article22584279.html