I’m Afraid I got some Bad News for you Bad News Barrett !

Unfortunately , Barrett the WWE does not really take you serious anymore. Who could forget those rivalries with John Cena when Barrett was the head of The Nexus or when you put together another group called The Corre.

Let’s face it Barrett has fallen into an unimportant role now , it’s sad to say. Even I’m feeling sorry for the guy , I’m not too much of a fan of the heels believe me , but here is talent that has just gone to waste. I’ll be pulling for you Barrett , hope you become a legit player again.

Until then It’s Bad News for you Barrett

– XBOX ONE CHUCK

Don’t Like How WWE Hijacked the YES Movement… “Deal With It!”

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So I decided to throw up that shocking headline (and steal Batista’s new heel phrase) because I’m starting to hear some of my podcast brethren starting to sympathize with Daniel Bryan fans.

Some fans are complaining about the “contrived” setup of that the Wrestling Observer’s Mike Sempervive chose to describe the Raw segment from Memphis on Monday. He also added that the segment would have been better served to run as a segment after Orton’s cash-in on Bryan at Summerslam.

Just because WWE put their corporate creative paws on this storyline does not make any difference to the excitement and more importantly Daniel Bryan’s chase for gold.

As for the crowd excitement, just calling it like I see it, the crowd in Memphis was surprisingly flat. If not for the excited plants in the ring, that segment not have gone over like it did.

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One final point, I really love how I keep hearing how people just insist just because Daniel Bryan is predicted to beat Triple H, and move on the World Heavyweight Title match, does not mean that the title match should close WrestleMania XXX.

Brock Lesnar unsuccessfully trying to beat the Undertaker’s unbeaten and streak will still be in my view the best way to close the PPV.

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If you did not hear this week’s podcast, MarkyMark811 and I both think that Bryan should make the title match but still far short of gold. Just the vindication over Triple H should suffice the crowd in New Orleans.

Unlike Mike Sempervive’s comment, although I validate it, I still disagree that the crowd has not had enough of Daniel Bryan’s chase to be champion again. I think Batista winning the title and going into a title feud with Bryan all the way to Summerslam (where then Bryan wins the belt) is where WWE is going with this. I just hope by then WWE will be able to build Daniel Bryan into that bonafide #2 babyface right behind John Cena, taking the place of CM Punk, while keeping the Yes movement strong…contrived or not.

TNA After the Hogan/Bischoff Era: You’re Getting Better!…. But!

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Whether its John Gaburick, Bob Ryder, Rob Conway or whichever group of people are handling the programming and creative duties at TNA, I give them credit for making real attempts at building and shaping new talent and delivering more compelling feuds and storylines.

BUT, when TNA does a significantly good job at building their Lockdown PPV Sunday, the last two matches still keep me shaking my head.

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It’s obvious that Magnus, Gunner and Ethan Carter III are being looked at as the future of the company with the help of of a lean and mean roster of great veteran talent in Kurt Angle, Jeff Hardy, Bobby Roode, Bully Ray, Samoa Joe, and others.

Bringing in some solid free agents to the tag team division (the Wolves) and the X-Division (the returning Kenny King, Senada, Tigre Uno), and TNA is going in a really good direction.

TNA is finally going back to what they were doing back in 2005 when Impact became a nationally-televised wrestling show. Veterans mixed in working with some young up-and-coming talent, only difference is we don’t have to see Jeff Jarrett hold the heavyweight title.

Now, I have to be negative because all is not perfect in Dixieland. Magnus’ title run has been kept weak with all of the constant overbooked finishes where he has been helped to win every title match. Hopefully, MVP’s on-air control of the company will change that.

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Overbooking is a constant in every TNA PPV, BUT the title match with Magnus and Joe, specifically the Abyss interference was ridiculous. While I could get into a Abyss vs. Joe feud Did this really have to happen on the PPV, instead of during say a Lockdown world title rematch on tonight’s Impact Wrestling program.

Then, although I would be interested in a Bobby Roode/ Bully Ray program, BUT why would Dixie pick Ray to be the guest referee in the Lethal Lockdown match.

If TNA could play some more caution and keep up with continuity in their storylines, then you will get me to enjoy all the new feuds. Heck, I’ve enjoyed EC3’s confrontations with Sting and Angle, plus and Samuel Shaw creepy bastard character is entertaining and you’ve made Mr. Anderson relevant again.

Now that you are well past the storylines that you inherited post Hogan and Bischoff, let’s keep that slow build to being a better #2 wrestling company.  -KOP