Thomas Robinson, Sports Blogger, with the intention of being a Sports Journalist. Blogs mostly about Football, WWE and Mixed Martial Arts, but will talk about other events. Also a big fan of video games, rock music, comic books and other things.
Alright guys. I’m back and I feel that this has to be shared… because it’s so bad!
Before I upload another highlight video blog onto this site (video’s up on YouTube so all systems ago) I have to show you guys what I found on my computer. This was something that I MYSELF wrote as an idea for a WWE 13 storyline which I was going to do and upload to Community Creations and luckily… I never did it. I had just unlocked all of the Attitude Era guys on the game and I was going to do a storyline where the WWF’s best would take on the WWE’s best in a major invasion storyline. Already sound’s crazy! I found this on my computer and I will let you guys see how bad of a booker and writer I was! This was set in 2013 just before Royal Rumble 2013 by the way. The guys in capitals are who you were supposed to play as. It’s called…
WAR OF JUSTICE (Written In January 2013 – I think)
“(FLASHBACK) RAW IS WAR – March 23rd 2001
Vince McMahon announces he has bought WCW and ECW.
—-Fast Foward 12 Years———–
Week 1: RAW 2013
Heath Slater calls out any wrestler. Chris Jericho answers the call, but not the normal Jericho, the old Jericho.
Match: ATTITUDE JERICHO vs Heath Slater
Jericho wins, but the original Jericho then comes out.
Week 2: RAW 2013
Attitude Era Jericho says he will ACTUALLY save us from this current form of Wrestling, and the insanity of the attitude era will return.
New Jericho comes out and says everyone has to stop living in the past, and look on to the future. CM Punk comes out and says that neither Old Jericho or New Jericho are in his league, and he will find a partner and take on both of them ahead of his big match with The Rock.
CM Punk joins up with Dolph Ziggler
Ziggler gets taken out.
Match: CM PUNK and KEN SHAMROCK vs The Two Chris Jerichos
Punk and Shamrock get the win, but Shamrock attacks Punk.
Week 3: RAW 2013
Ken Shamrock says its time for the WWE to die and time for the past to come back to bite them. He calls out the WWE’s best submissionist to a submission match. Daniel Bryan Comes Out.
Match: KEN SHAMROCK vs Daniel Bryan
Shamrock attacks Bryan afterwards, but Punk makes the save.
New Jericho confronts Laurinaitis, but is put in a match with old Jericho.
Match: NEW CHRIS JERICHO vs Attitude Era Chris Jericho
New Jericho is attacked by John Cena who guarantees he will win the rumble, but he is attacked by Ziggler.
Week 4: RAW 2013
Promo between CM Punk and The Rock
Team Hell-No scheduled to defend the Tag Titles against Primo and Epico
Match: ATTITUDE KANE and DANIEL BRYAN vs Primo and Epico
OLD KANE attacks Bryan, but new Kane makes the save.
Match: THE ROCK and JOHN CENA vs Dolph Ziggler and Chris Jericho
Match: CM PUNK vs Ken Shamrock
Vader attacks Punk after the match. 2 on 1 beatdown.
ROYAL RUMBLE 2013
ROYAL RUMBLE ENTRANTS
NEW Kane Daniel Bryan Primo Epico NEW Chris Jericho ATTITUDE ERA Chris Jericho JOHN CENA (PLAYER & WINNER) Ken Shamrock Vader Heath Slater Justin Gabriel Wade Barrett David Otunga Kofi Kingston The Miz Jack Swagger ATTITUDE ERA Kane APA Bradshaw APA Faarooq Randy Orton Big Show Brodus Clay The Godfather Mark Henry ATTITUDE ERA Mark Henry Sheamus Christian Cody Rhodes Rey Mysterio Alberto Del Rio
NEW ROCK gets taken out backstage
WWE Championship Match: CM Punk (c) vs ATTITUDE ERA ROCK
NEW ROCK attacks ATTITUDE Rock
Week 5: RAW 2013
CM Punk confronts John Laurinaitis, who found a time machine and was ordered by Vince McMahon to have the Attitude Era Guys and improve things in WWE. CM Punk took it, and went to the past.
Week 1: RAW IS WAR 1998
CM Punk accepts an open challenge from Road Dogg for a match.
CM PUNK vs Road Dogg
CM Punk wins, and cuts a promo declaring himself to be the best in the world RAW IS WAR
Week 2: RAW IS WAR 1998
CM PUNK vs X-Pac
CM Punk wins. Stone Cold, who just won the rumble, confronts Punk, but is taken out by the corporation. Week 3: RAW IS WAR
CM PUNK and STONE COLD vs Big Bossman and Ken Shamrock
PUNK AND AUSTIN WIN
ST VALENTINES DAY MASSACRE
The Steel Cage match does not take place, after Punk kidnaps Vince McMahon…
That’s all I got to!
You know when the storyline ends with CM Punk kidnapping Vince McMahon, that you’ve got one fucked up storyline! I honestly don’t remember writing this but it says on top of the document “Idea For WWE 13” so it must have been thought up by me sometime after I got the game for Christmas. I don’t remember if I was just incredibly drunk when I thought to myself “Hey. Let’s do a time-travelling storyline and put it on Community Creations” or if I had just watched WCW 2000 non-stop for 10 hours. I really don’t get how this idea came to be!
I really don’t get why it’s called War Of Justice either!
This was by far the worst storyline I have ever written. I’m no Vince Russo like. I can’t put together masterful wrestling storylines like him, but good this was even worse than anything you’ve ever seen before!
Anyway… coming up will be the next video highlights blog post. I’ll give you a hint… one of the greatest triple threat matches of all time! In the meantime, check out my Bobby Roode vs James Storm highlights!
It’s a new day here in the Armbar Express. A new strategy that I hope will improve the Armbar Express a great deal and, I’m not gonna lie, improve our image in the internet wrestling world. As many readers will know, I used to write on this blog a great deal. However, my University and Journalism schedules have made this somewhat difficult to keep up on a regular basis. Even for NoDQ.com I was not able to write for them as much as I’d like because of what was going on. That being said, I am now off from University work and I’ve decided to dedicate free time outside of media and education working on some multimedia products that could very well improve the Armbar Express. And down below is the first idea…
This right here took me a couple of hours to produce using Adobe Premiere and what it essentially is, is a highlight video. I recapped the epic Bobby Roode vs James Storm match from Bound For Glory 2012 in a montage with music from Poets Of The Fall. An awesome band. And I put it together to produce… THIS.
There are a number of great highlight producers with great video-editing software at their arsenal. And now… so do I. I’m gonna use this software to produce these videos and blog about the featured match, it’s background etc. So here we go.
Indeed, this is the feud-ending bout if you will between Beer Money partners Bobby Roode and James Storm. Starting with a beer bottle to the head, the partnership between the tag team broke down over the TNA World Heavyweight Championship. James won the title from Kurt Angle after Roode failed to win it at Bound For Glory 2011. Two weeks later he put the belt on the line against Roode and Roode smashed a beer bottle over the Cowboy’s head to secure the championship and crush a friendship.
Storm tried effortlessly to regain his title. At Lockdown 2012, Storm challenged Roode in a Steel Cage match for the TNA World Title. Storm was mighty close in regaining the gold, but a Last Call Super Kick to the champ inadvertently booted Roode out of the cage door and onto the floor. The mistake resulted in Storm losing the match, but he was still intent in getting his belt back.
Storm entered the Bound For Glory Series for a shot at the world title at the show. James had been on fire in this tournament. He lead the series since day one and made it to the semi finals. But as he was about to beat Bully Ray, the familiar beer bottle came into play again. Bobby, who had lost the TNA World Title, wasn’t gonna let Storm in the main event if he wasn’t in it. He smashed him over the head with it, leading to Bully getting the win.
Now of course, a match was booked between the two for Bound For Glory. And it was a street fight… and my god it was brutal. Trashbins, chairs, thumbtacks and even MORE beer bottles. This match had pretty much everything you can think of. It was a fitting end to the long-standing rivalry between the tag team, especially with Storm smashing the beer bottle over ROODE’s head. This match was pretty dramatic though. A number of near falls had me on the edge of my seat. 2:29 into the video was a shocker for me. The match had such intensity in it and produced a magnificent display. I think Storm was bloodied a bit too early I think when Bobby took more damage and barely bled.
But this rivalry was built up so well. I think Richard Corey from Bleacher Report put it best in this article when he said:
“Roode and Storm have created something more. They’ve created something that harkens back to the old days of wrestling where fans could immerse themselves in the narrative and get lost.”
It’s that level of intensity that the likes of Michaels and HHH had in their rivalries that made it so enthralling for the fans. I think ranking TNA feuds… this has to be up their among the best. It was so brilliantly played out and it ended with a bang in this match.
Be sure to subscribe to the Armbar Express YouTube Channel to check out the videos when they first come out and get on the blog for the in-depth analysis. I’ve got more videos finished and ready to go from WWE and TNA. If the YouTube Gods are kind, I can get these up without a problem and look out for them.
Small video for you today. Kinda had little time to do any RAW reviews or any other blog pieces today so here’s a pretty nice highlight video from RTom1994 from the Bragging Rights match between Daniel Bryan vs Dolph Ziggler! Enjoy!
Ladies and gentlemen, the wrestling world is in utter-shock with the news of the death of the newest member of the WWE Hall Of Fame 2014. One of the most well-known wrestlers of all time and a mega star that will remain in the hearts of all his warriors…. The Ultimate Warrior!
The Warrior took the WWF by storm upon his debut, electrifying audiences with his incredible energy and power that had the fans on the edge of his seats. Seriously if you went back and watched promos from him in his prime, the Warrior connected with the fans so well and were able to pump them up big time just by words. Check this one out for example…
The thing is… Warrior could create a buzz so easily that makes the fans get into the product. Like Hulk Hogan, he was the kind of wrestler that could build electricity in a flash. A wrestler that pumps up a crowd is more important than any other attribute in my opinion. You could be the greatest technical wrestler or the greatest risk taker or what not. But getting the crowd excited and rallied up is more important than anything.
I remember when I first got into wrestling like 2003 or something. After a couple of months of watching it, I watched the match between him and Randy Savage. That match had such an incredible feeling to it. Especially when Warrior kicked out of all the elbow drops by Randy. I loved watching that. I actually think this match wasn’t on the WWE 2K14 Wrestlemania mode which actually sucks because that match had a lot of moments that we’ll never forget. Not to mention the scene with Savage and Miss Elizabeth in the end.
Warrior being inducted into the Hall Of Fame this year is now even more special and so huge. It’s incredible and warming to know that he was inducted while he was still alive. The Warrior was able to have his last 3 nights in the WWE if you will, with Hall Of Fame, Wrestlemania and RAW. And you could tell he loved being back. He couldn’t wait to put that mask on one last time on RAW. After all the things that have happened to him, he was able to have one last time in the sun before his death. And that’s special for the Warrior. He’ll live on in the hearts of all of his warriors!
Here it is ladies and gentleman. The Elimination Chamber PPV. A PPV with a lot of buzz and anticipation about it. Six men beating the hell out of each other in an all-out faction war. Six men beating the hell out of each other for the richest prize in the WWE. This was going to be a hell of a show and it certainly started out that way. I already did about Jack Swagger vs Big E Langston in an earlier blog today and that was a sensational opener to the show but then we progressed on with the Tag Team Championship match between the New Age Outlaws and The Usos.
New Age Outlaws vs Usos
Samoan Drop To The Ass Man… What A Sentence That Was! XD
Not a bad match. It was a hurt by the great contrast in styles from both teams. The Usos are really fast paced while the veterans the Outlaws were slow and steady. So when the Usos were picking up the pace, the Outlaws could barely keep up. It was still entertaining though and I’ve loved the consistently good PPV Tag Title matches that we’ve had for the last year now. A bit of humour in it and the fans were really into it (might have been helped from the match before like). The Usos were unfortunate not to win, but their time will eventually come. Hopefully it’ll come at Wrestlemania, but probably not since they’ve already lost once. If they had not lost clean, then they’d have a legit excuse for a rematch. However they did. I do wonder if not the Usos, then who’ll be the number one contenders for the titles heading into Wrestlemania 30?
Titus O’Neil vs Darren Young
Headlock After Headlock… I Might As Well Call This Blog The Headlock Express!
Titus O’Neil vs Darren Young. I’m not going to lie… not that interesting of a match. I mean it was nice to see these two lock up on a PPV and they truly deserve it, but it wasn’t anything special really. To be honest, it was just getting these two on the PPV that was important and not the match. But it might have helped the match a little bit if the announcers were actually paying attention and not making references to Ric Flair the entire match. -.-
The Shield vs The Wyatt Family
If I Could Only Use One Picture To Describe This Match, This’d Be It… Total Anarchy!
You know if you have bought the WWE Network or are going to purchase the WWE Network, go back to this PPV and just reply this match over and over and over again. You want to talk about epic. This is the personification of epic. These two factions have been building up to this day for so long. The battle of supremacy between the top two stables in the company had finally arrived… and it more than lived up to the hype!
22 minutes this match went on for… and the fans were already chanting “This Is Awesome” before the match started. Myself and the fans were so amped up for this all out war between The Shield and The Wyatts. And it started off exactly as you’d expect… total anarchy. The two came to blows before the bell even rang. Instigated by Dean Ambrose, the two clashed before being restrained and the six man tag team match would begin.
The intensity of this match was so evident. This hardly resembled a wrestling match as it did a FLAT OUT FIGHT! I loved all the brawling and the fighting the two did in this match. Dean Ambrose was really good in that department as he’s a great scrappy fighter. Just wild fists flying. The psychotic nature of his character was played out really well especially when you’ve got the crazy-ass Wyatt Family in the ring with them.
One person that really impressed me in this match is Seth Rollins. Despite his high-pitched voice making him as convincing of a bad guy as Bugs Bunny, Seth was really on top of his game. I loved it when Seth landed on his feet after Luke Harper attempted a top rope german suplex. The athletic ability of this guy is off the charts and the fans were buzzing for this as well as the reminder of that particular 30 second segment involving Seth. He was quality through-out but that one in particular was amazing. If you go back and watch this match, you’ll get the segment that I’m on about.
Luke Harper was really good in this match too. Because of all the hype Bray Wyatt gets, you forget about Harper and Rowan of the Wyatts. These two were as good in the ring, if not better, than Bray Wyatt. Luke definitely was. Especially when he did the suicide dive to the outside, which was followed by Seth Rollins dive to the outside which were both really well coordinated!
It’s just the wild nature of this match that made it so awesome. The match direction and pace would change in such a heartbeat that the cameramen couldn’t even keep up! It was quality seeing Bray Wyatt and Dean Ambrose spill out into the crowd which was a nice added touch. Harper and Rowan chokeslamming Rollins through the announce table was really well done. And the finish as well.
Roman Reigns did his best to overcome the Wyatts on his own after Ambrose and Rollins were out of the equation. Superman punches and spears were dished out left and right, but it was Bray Wyatt who got the last laugh with the Sister Abigail for the win!
DAMN! That was an awesome match. I highly doubt there will be a better match than that this year. Just for the craziness that the match provided is more than enough for me! I love unpredictability and it had it. I love a good old fight and we saw a HELL of a fight! This will be hard to top by anyone this year! So worth the hype and I would replay this over and over again if I could, because that was freaking awesome. And you can now with WWE Network! Which we were reminded about, every 5 minutes of the PPV! -.-
AJ Lee vs Cameron
I dig it… just saying.
You want to talk about an awkward match. God. This was just so painful to watch. I mean AJ tried her best, god bless her. But this seemed so awkward. Even ending was awkward with Tamina nearly costing AJ the title. It’s hard to find anything positive to say about this match. Somehow after that amazing match between the Wyatts and Shield, the WWE were able to completely kill the mood of the night. And it ended the streak of actually decent matches. This was just dud all over it. God WWE, just get some more divas in the division will you? And no, I’m not talking about the woman with the worst dance moves of all time, Emma. -.-
Batista vs Albertoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Dddddddeeeeeelll Riiiiiiiiooooooooooooo!
Eat My Boot Perro!
I actually liked this match. It was a lot better than I expected it to be. And trust me, I never had that high of expectations for this match. Del Rio actually looked like a legit threat to Batista which is good. Even if he did do a pre-match attack on Batista beforehand. Del Rio looked stronger than you’d expect against someone like Batista. I really wished Del Rio would’ve won. But that was never going to happen. As much as I wasn’t a fan of Batista’s performance, Del Rio’s performance was outstanding. He made this match worthwhile and was very good in carrying Batista during that match. Another thing I wanted to point out is Batista is so loud when it comes to calling spots. I’m not sure if anyone noticed this, but I remember Batista bellowing out “REVERSE” just before Del Rio reversed his Oklahoma slam! Christ! Anyway Batista won….
Elimination Chamber Match – Randy Orton vs Sheamus vs John Cena vs Daniel Bryan vs Antonio Cesaro vs Christian
The Final Four….
It actually wasn’t a bad chamber match. It was anything that special like, but it was really good considering the wrestlers involved. I loved the exchanges Sheamus and Cesaro where having during that. Uppercuts and blows all through the match. It seemed like a proper brawl between those two. One thing for certain is that they were two tough old birds. I’d love to see a feud between these two because I loved them just beating the hell out of each other during that chamber.
Christian had a nice little showing in the chamber, possibly having the spot of the match with his splash off the top of a chamber pod onto Sheamus eliminating him. There were rumours that Christian was going to be taken out of the chamber but I’m kinda glad that he wasn’t. It was good having him in the chamber, but I’m a bit pissed that he didn’t last longer and was eliminated easily by Bryan.
One thing I didn’t like was the fact that made the smashes through the plastic seemed so hard-hitting and brutal when it clearly wasn’t. You had like Cole and Lawler treating it as if it were a car wreck when all they did was go through plastic. I remember when I think it was Cesaro that picked up a piece of broken plastic and rammed Sheamus with it and I was just thinking “Was that actually supposed to hurt him more?”. It looked weak as piss.
Anyway, it came down to the final four. Loved that Cesaro stared off the chamber and lasted longer than Sheamus. For a rising star like him that is a big claim to fame. However, I kinda wished he made it to the end or the final three. However, John Cena had something to say about that. It was a bit underwhelming to see the same old three people (Cena, Bryan and Orton) in the final three who had been feuding for the title ever since Summerslam of last year.
The Wyatts interrupted the match and helped eliminate Cena. It’s nice that they asserted themselves as the top faction of the WWE now by getting involved in the main event of the PPV. They attacked Cena and they’re probably going to feud with him. This is very GOOD news for the Wyatts.
And it came down to Randy Orton and Daniel Bryan. And of course, it was Corporate Kane that had the last word in the chamber by assisting Orton in eliminating Bryan from the match and retaining his title. Right decision having Orton win the match… but why was Kane the one who screwed Daniel Bryan and not Triple H? It was a really good point made by Aaron Bower of Bleacher Reporter in this article. If Bryan’s fighting Triple H at Wrestlemania, than surely he should be the one getting his hands dirty?
Anyway. Great PPV. A good build for Wrestlemania. A lot of people are going to be bummed about Bryan not winning, but Orton needed to win that chamber match. Orton vs Batista is happening. Triple H vs Bryan is happening. If you don’t like it… tough. But I’m sure Daniel Bryan will be winning the WWE World Title soon after Wrestlemania so just have a little patience.
On a side note, marked out every time Bad News Barrett showed up last night! He was on form big time here!
This was a really good PPV. Quality matches throughout the show. Great opener and a phenomenal six man tag team match between the Wyatts and the Shield. Definitely a match of the year candidate! I’d seriously recommend watching this again on the WWE NETWORK! XD