Unfortunately, for those of us expecting some great in-ring action to sink our teeth into, the main focus of this show is the wedding of Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan.
Tags: Austin Aries, Bobby Roode, Brooke Hogan, Bully Ray, Chavo Guerrero, Christian York, Daniels, Dixie Carter, Gail Kim, Hernandez, Hulk Hogan, Impact Wrestling, James Storm, Jeff Hardy, Joseph Park, Kazarian, Kenny King, Spike Dudley, Sting, Taryn, TNA, Tommy Dreamer, Velvet Sky
Tags: Antonio Cesaro, Great Khali, Hornswoggle, JTG, Justin Gabriel, Kofi Kingston, Matt Striker, Miz, Natalya, Wade Barrett, WWE Main Event, Yoshi Tatsu
Main Event has been an interesting addition to the WWE TV schedule; an old-school one hour show where they heavily promote a marquee match-up, throw in another bonus match or two and bring in a worker for a solid sitdown interview.
So far, the show has thrown up some tremendous match-ups with some of the company’s big names but they started 2013 with a risky combination that actually paid dividends in the end and did something they have failed to do in a long, long time – make the secondary titles mean something to the general public.
Tags: Adebayo Akinfenwa, Andrew Whing, Andy Frampton, Barnet, Cheltenham Town, Crawley Town, Crewe Alexandra, Gillingham, Ian Sharps, Izale McLeod, Jack Butland, Kyle McFadzean, League Two, Lee Mansell, Matt Ritchie, Nick Powell, Northampton Town, Oxford United, Ryan Hall, Shrewsbury Town, Southend United, Swindon Town, Torquay United
Last season’s League Two ended up being dominated by Paulo Di Canio’s Swindon Town with some other surprising names making up the chasing pack, whilst traditional big hitters like Bradford and Rotherham struggled to make an impact.
The transfer of Nick Powell to Manchester United and Jack Butland’s call-up for England’s Euro 2012 squad shows there is plenty of talent in the Football League’s basement division and 2012/13 is shaping up to be a very competitive season.
The team of the season is a 4-4-2 formation and again comprises just one player per club.
Tags: Grimsby, Mariners, Nuneaton
Grimsby Town are still searching for their first win of the season after a lacklustre 0-0 draw with newly-promoted Nuneaton Town on a baking hot summer’s afternoon at Blundell Park.
The visitors came in to the game having shipped nine goals in their two outings so far, whilst Town had seen victories snatched away from them in the closing stages of both their previous matches. The Mariners will have seen this as a perfect opportunity to register their first maximum haul of the 2012/13 season but they rarely threatened in a match were both teams laboured thanks to the substantial heat.
Tags: Cast, Clash, Dirty North, Farm, Ian Brown, John Squire, Justice Tonight, Manchester, Mani, Mick Jones, Pete Wylie, Plan B, Reni, Stone Roses, Wailers
Setlist: I Wanna Be Adored/Mersey Paradise/(Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister/Sally Cinnamon/Where Angels Play/Shoot You Down/Bye Bye Badman/Ten Storey Love Song/Standing Here/Fools Gold/Something’s Burning/Waterfall/Don’t Stop/Love Spreads/Made of Stone/This is the One/She Bangs The Drums/Elizabeth My Dear/I Am The Resurrection
This is the One. What the World is Waiting For. This is the Resurrection of seminal Manchester pop band the Stone Roses. It’s the most unlikely of reunions. A band that did things the old fashioned way, enhancing their reputation on the local scene, whilst concurrently perfecting their craft. Releasing one of the best debut albums of all-time, which was a real slow burner, and gathering momentum with some sparkling live performances and memorable singles.
Tags: Alberto Del Rio, Animal, APA, Big Show, Bradshaw, Bret Hart, Brock Lesnar, Brodus Clay, Camacho, Chris Jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Curt Hawkins, Daniel Bryan, DDP, DeGeneration X, Doink, Dolph Ziggler, Drew McIntyre, Dude Love, Faarooq, Hand, Heath Slater, HHH, Hunico, Jack Swagger, Jerry Lawler, Jim Duggan, Jim Ross, Jinder Mahal, John Cena, Kane, Layla, Lita, Little Jimmy, Mae Young, Michael Cole, Miz, New Age Outlaws, Paul Heyman, R-Truth, RAW, RAW1000, Rey Mysterio, Rock, Roddy Piper, Shawn Michaels, Sheamus, Sid, Sin Cara, Slick, St Louis, Stephanie McMahon, Steve Austin, Tyler Reks, Undertaker, Vader, Vince McMahon, X-Pac, Zack Ryder
It’s finally here, the landmark 1000th episode of WWE Monday Night RAW. Michael Cole mentioned during the show that it would take 75 days back-to-back to watch every episode of RAW; so, taking into account that I’ve just watched highlights for about the past 3 years, I’ve spent around 60 days of my life getting uncut, uncooked and uncensored.
Stone Roses | 01.07.12 | Manchester, a set on Flickr.
The Stone Roses made a triumphant return to Manchester last weekend with a stunning show, featuring all the hits like ‘I Wanna Be Adored’, ‘Waterfall’, ‘Fools Gold’, ‘She Bangs the Drums’ and ‘I Am The Resurrection’.
Support was from Plan B, The Wailers, Justice Tonight and Dirty North.
Tags: Big Ron, Marco Van Basten, Ron Atkinson
Given his chequered commentary career, you have to wonder how Ron Atkinson became a successful football manager and conveyed his messages to his players.
From his lollipops to the two Ms (movement and positioning), Big Ron spent many years of the European Championship frankly ruining ITV’s coverage of the tournament with his inane rambling. This site does a better job of summarising than I do.
But Atkinson really excelled himself in Euro 88 and seem to single out Marco Van Basten for his vitriol. Describing the Dutch striker as having ‘fallen down with exhaustion’ as he won a penalty against West Germany in the semi-finals, Atkinson went one better in the Final.
After witnessing perhaps the greatest goal ever scored, Atkinson’s could only offer ‘it’s as we’ve said all along, the Russians can’t defend cross balls’ as a summary. Because Lord knows, such luminaries as Big Ron’s former charges like Kevin Pressman and Carlton Palmer would have gobbled up a moment of absolute genius for breakfast. Read the rest of this entry »