No Smackdown for me

Sorry everyone! I was not able to watch Smackdown last night. A friend of mine came in from out of town.

I shall return on Monday!


I really don’t feel the “impact”

I have to say, lately I have been very disappointed with the quality of the matches and the storylines of TNA. So much so that I may stop watching.

What were we greeted with tonight? A bunch of lackluster matches and pointless feuds. I remember when TNA was a high quality product. There was no women’s division. There were no terrible storylines. It was what wrestling should be. I was psyched to tune in to see talents like AJ Styles and Christopher Daniels.

Now AJ is running around in a suit with a dumb gimmick. There’s a Jersey Shore spoof tag team that just isn’t funny anymore. The latest story among the knockouts that we saw tonight was Winter basically drugging Angelina Love and turning her into her slave. I can only imagine what happens off camera with that one.

Come on, it’s getting pretty darn stupid now. You have great talents like The Amazing Red and the Motor City Machine Guns and you’re wasting our time having Ken Anderson follow Sting around and getting his ass kicked by RVD? Give me a break!

I don’t care what anyone says, Hogan and Bischoff are sending this company to hell in a handbasket. I mean, TNA was on a downward spiral before they came along,  but their presence is the final nail in the coffin.

I don’t want to hear “OMG TNA is teh best u r so stoopid” from anyone. It’s an inferior product that needs a complete overhaul to survive.

In fact,  you know Impact is that bad this evening when I am writing my review BEFORE THE SHOW EVEN ENDS. I’m resisting the urge to grab the remote and change the channel.


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Name Change

I decided to change the name of the blog from “The Shooting Star Press” to “The Shooting Star Press Room.” This is because, while surfing the web, I saw another blog with the same name. I don’t want to step on anyone’s toes. So, therefore from this day forward, this blog will be known as “The Shooting Star Press Room”

Thanks for understanding, everyone!

WTF Raw?

I sat down this evening and I was excited. I always looked forward to the first Raw after Wrestlemania. The fallout is something that I always enjoy viewing.

When I turned my TV on and saw JR and The King together again on commentary, I was elated. It felt like old times. And there was no sign of Michael Cole.

I was less than impressed with tonight’s Raw. Of course Michael Cole came out, looking like the great pumpkin in his orange leotard, and talking trash about Jerry Lawler. He offered Cole a rematch. But it wasn’t against himself. It was against Dolf Ziggler. Lawler lost the match, but the referee overturned the decision because Dolf was being a buttmunch. Michael Cole decided to retreat into his glass box. There, JR had left him a bottle of his world famous BBQ sauce. Cole threw a hissy fit and doused JR with the sauce. Jim Ross is the king of BBQ. Like a little sauce could stop him. After calling him an “idiot” and a “dumbass” JR went backstage and did not return. We were left with a belligerent loser (Cole), a pretty boy (Josh Matthews) and someone you can barely understand (Booker T) on commentary. Stone Cold poured some beer on Cole. He’s done it before, but it never gets old.

One of the better moments on Raw this evening saw Stone Cold Steve Austin come out with the cast of Tough Enough. He had the cast members introduce themselves. It was going well. Then The Miz came out with Alex Riley. I noticed Alex was wearing a tuxedo. Is he really that underpaid that he had to take a second job as a waiter? He looked ridiculous. Anyway, the Miz was going to enter the ring, but he was being blocked by a young afro-haired gentleman whose name escapes me. To this man, the Miz said, “Move it, Buckwheat.” Excuse me? Buckwheat? Is the Miz really that racist? Was that called for? Come on, WWE. First off, you put the belt on someone who is a total loser to begin with. Second, he’s an apparent racist as well. I certainly hope that the WWE addresses this situation.

At the end of Raw, John Cena came out and cut a promo. The Rock was soon to follow. Cena proposed a match against The Rock. “Do you want to talk about it or do you want to bring it?” Cena asks The Rock. After a long pause, The Rock proposes a match to Cena … at Wrestlemania 28. Which is a little over a year away from now. The two shake on it. The match is set. Now we have to wait a freaking year for The Rock and Cena to fight? What the heck. That is a total let down. Who wants to sit around and wait a year for those two to go at it? Then The Core randomly comes in the ring and attacks them both. The Rock and Cena clear the ring of The Core.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be watching tough enough

My thoughts on Wrestlemania

I figured what a better time than now to start my wrestling blog. The day after Wrestlemania leaves all us wrestling fans with high hopes for the next “wrestling year.” Our “season” starts and ends with Mania.

This year the road to wrestlemania was paved with rivalries, comebacks, and special guest appearances. Last night was the culmination of what the WWE has been building over the past year.

Let me start off by saying that while Mania was great as a whole, I feel like it was made up of some few awesome moments and very boring downtime.

If you have yet to watch this year’s Wrestlemania, I suggest you turn back now. This post is going to contain spoilers.

This is not in order!! Please keep that in mind. I’m writing about the matches as I remember them.

In the first match, we saw this years Royal Rumble winner, Alberto Del Rio, square off against the reigning world heavyweight champion, Edge. The match was entertaining for the most part, but it wasn’t anything special. Edge, like most people expected, retained the championship. It wasn’t until after the match that we saw some great action. Edge and Christian decided to smash up Alberto’s car. You know a company is filthy, stinking rich when they can afford to decimate a Mercedes. Watching Alberto whine like a baby was definitely worth it.

Then came the Cody Rhodes and Rey Mysterio match. Huge props to Rey for coming out in his Captain America inspired gear. As for Cody, this whole disfigured gimmick needs to stop. Right now. That clear mask isn’t hiding anything. We can see your face. We can see that there is nothing wrong with it. He should have gone with a phantom of the opera style mask. At least that would have been interesting. In another predictable match, Rey lost. Seems as though they never let him win anything these days.

The core aggravates me to no end. They really should let these guys go solo. I know Wade Barrett can handle his own. I’m skipping over this match. Other than the fact that Santino won it for his team, it’s not worth mentioning.

Punk versus Orton. What can I say. The unwashed, whiny leader of the New Nexus taking on the baby oiled psychopath. It was a solid match, don’t get me wrong. Orton won. No big deal.

One of the highlights of the match. Finally we would see the culmination of months of trash talk. When Michael Cole made his way down to the ring to take on Jerry “The King” Lawler, I laughed so hard I cried. He looked like an escapee from a gay men ‘s prison. His orange onesie gleaming under the lights. It was a sight to see. At that point good old JR came out to call the match alongside Booker T and Josh Matthews. I nearly jumped out of my seat. With Lawler in the ring, JR on commentary, and Stone Cold as the referee, I was elated. The match was pretty good, despite Cole’s total lack of in- ring ability. The King was initially declared the winner. Then we were greeted with the ever so annoying ding of the Raw general manager. He overturned the decision, making Michael Cole the winner. Stone Cold had some beers, stunned some people. A good time was had by all.

JR and Lawler were on commentary for the rest of the matches. I was in heaven.

My award for most shocking moment of the night goes to the mixed tag team match. LayCool and Dolf Ziggler versus the team of John Morisson, Trish Stratus and Snooki. Let me tell you, Snooki can throw down. I think there could be a career for her in wrestling. I was shocked, but she has more talent than Michael Cole.

Then the match that many people were waiting for – HHH versus the Undertaker. The match stole the show. Epic match. Only thing was that Taker tried to sell his injuries just a little too much. Taker leaves with his streak in tact, as was to be expected.

The main event really wasn’t anything to write home about. Cena and Miz didn’t really impress. It wasnt pay per view quality that’s for sure.

So there you have it. My thoughts on Wrestlemania.


Allow me to introduce myself. Call me Momo. I’m a lifetime wrestling fan. I have always wanted to start a wresting blog. I figured now was a good time.