So, I have noticed there has been tons of DVD releases which are aimed at specialty-styled wrestling matches. From King of the Ring to War Games, these matches always seem to be a reason for my ears to perk up and pay closer attention. Some of the matches can be a bit outrageous such Reverse Battle Royal or Doomsday Cages, but there are others which can not only be exciting but also be a tool to help the performers be creative. For example, in the Money in the Bank match, wrestlers have been able to use the ladder for different reasons other than to climb it for the briefcase such as a see-saw weapon or as a form of stilts. In the beginning, specialty matches were simple and easy to follow such as Battle Royals or Lumberjack matches. The matches would then evolve to other forms in as in the Royal Rumble or the three-ringed World War 3, which is fast-paced and action-packed. Specialty matches have evolved during the years and we have seen some which have become not only innovative but also have become such a staple in the business, it has become it’s own event and but also copied. Gimmick matches have also been seen in out part of town by bring them here from overseas but some may not have gone over as well as they should have, Matches such as barbed wire and exploding rings may sound good on paper but have only a small group of individuals who can enjoy the reasons for creating and participating in such a match. In the end, wrestling matches are best when they are simplistic and there is the usual stipulation in which to win. But I must say, I can appreciate a little more excitement from time to time when I see a person climb a ladder, be pushed off, fall through a table, and the opponent pulls the championship from a hook or loop for the win. So, with that being said I bring to you…

Face and Heel of the Week

Christian WWE

Face of the Week: Christian (WWE)

One more, just one more, that is what Christian is asking for -that one last push for a major championship title. And sure enough, he has earned it. It’s hard to believe but Christian has been in wrestling for almost 20 years – 15 of those years being spent between WWE and TNA. In WWE, he was a multi-time Tag Team Champion, two time World Heavyweight Champion, and has won numerous other belts. In TNA, he was a two time World Champion. Christian has been in some of the greatest tag team matches in the history of wrestling and also has been able to stand alone without his longtime partner Edge. But after an injury-plagued career and a return from a 10-month absence, Christian has returned and earned a Number One Contender spot against Alberto Del Rio. Christian has had some phenomenal matches against Rob Van Dam and Randy Orton but Captain Charisma is only asking for one more for his peeps…

Sandow WWE

Heel of the Week: Damien Sandow (WWE)

Okay, so people weren’t happy Sandow took the Money in the Bank from his best friend Cody Rhodes. And some may feel Sandow may not be the right person to carry the briefcase. But I tell you one thing, the storyline is leading into one of the best ones of the summer. To me, Damian Sandow is a throwback style wrestler who gives you the feeling you are watching Saturday afternoon wrestling. And that is a good thing. He has the mic skills of a pro and can put together a heel promo that would have his own mother booing him out the building. The rivalry he is having with Cody right now was the perfect way to put over Cody and even has me looking forward to their match. I don’t know if Sandow will have his briefcase after SummerSlam. I don’t know if he will cash in and become World Heavyweight Champion. But I do know the man has star quality. You’re welcome…