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  1. The Return of the Kaiju Danger Cage!

     

    After selling out Manhattan’s Webster Hall, Kaiju Big Battel’s More Better Fighto Tour continues with a precarious pit-stop in Providence, Rhode Island on Saturday, March 29th at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel. For one night only, 1,200 bloodthirsty spectators will witness the return of the fabled Kaiju Danger Cage.

     

    An epic showdown between Kaiju Champion Call-Me-Kevin and the number-one-contender,” Dusto Bunny is already slated for this exciting night of live monster mayhem, not to mention 37 blocks of crushable cityscape. Steam Powered Tentacle Boulder, Team Space Bug, and Dr. Cube’s Posse of mutant miscreants will also contend for Danger Cage supremacy.

     

    This performance is Kaiju Big Battel’s first New England performance in over a year. So don’t you dare miss it and be sure to buy your tickets early for Kaiju’s debut at Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel!

     

     

    What: Kaiju Big Battel: Danger Strikes Back

    When: Saturday, March 29th 2008. 6:30 PM doors. 7:30 PM show.

    Where: Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel, 79 Washington Street Providence, RI 02903

    Tickets: Available at etix.com, F.Y.E. Stores & Lupo’s Box Office. All ages.

    $16 in advance, $18 day of show.

     

    Be sure to visit kaiju.com for day-to-day developments and final match ups.

     

    Anyone else going to this? Chris Hero was on the last show which was much better from what I remember seeing back in the day.


  2. I mean, it is entirely possible for the Lashley/Finlay feud to continue through Wrestlemania without putting Lashley in the match. He had his chance and lost during the Lumberjack match. Granted, Finlay cheated, but even if Lashley ran in during the match and just beat the crap out of Finlay it would be a way to get Lashley on Wrestlemania. They could give the final spot to someone else who could make an impact. I just can't see Lashley hitting his 450 off of the top of the ladder...

     

    For the sake of discussion, does anyone else think that this year's Money In The Bank is going to involve using the ladder as a weapon moreso than just using it to jump off of? I mentioned this previously but I bet Finlay has some awesome tricks up his sleeve and I'm sure even Flair could pull out some unexpected tricks in what will surely be an overbooked match.


  3. When I first heard they were doing MITB again this year I thought I had it all figured out. Carlito, RVD, and Benjamin would be a lock in for RAW and I thought Hardy and MNM would do it for Smackdown! 6 guys willing to kill themselves for the sake of Wrestlemania. But then Flair got a spot in the match and I was sure Finlay and Lashley would have a 1 on 1 at Wrestlemania. But Finlay won, which meant one spot remains, and the person who takes that spot will have to win a Battle Royal on Friday night.

     

    Lashley makes sense, since he can continue his feud with Finlay. But Lashley is a big guy and I don't think he'd do too well in a ladder match. I'm sure Finlay is going to have some awesome road agent spots involving the ladder as a weapon, but no huge bumps. Flair is going to be limited as well. Hardy has experience, but RVD and Benjamin have been so terrible lately that they need someone who can fly to make the match more appealing. I'm not sure if Lashley is the type of guy who is capable of taking those bumps because he is enormous. Don't get me wrong, Bubba Ray Dudley was able to take some great bumps in the TLC matches, but that also went along with his persona.

     

    I thought Booker T might be put in the match before the announced he was going against Boogeyman. I honestly though for Wrestlemania we were going to see a 8-man tag pitting Hardy, Lashley, Burchill and Boogeyman against Animal, Finlay, Regal and Booker T. That didn't happen either. But Booker T has his match now so he won't be in the MITB. I seriously doubt they would have anyone do double duty on such the biggest show of the year.

     

    Anyone of the cruiserweights would make for a few good spots, but they wouldn't be a credible contender for the World Title. Someone like London or Super Crazy would steal the show if given the chance but it seems unlikely that they would even be given a chance. Hardy, Finlay, RVD, Flair, or Benjamin are all credible contenders and are over as single wrestlers at the very least.

     

    I've run down the Smackdown roster and I've come up with one wrestler who I think is going to take the spot (if it isn't Lashley). That man is Paul Burchill. Now, if you've been following anything I've been saying on the 'Link over the past few days you know my disdain for the man. But let me quickly run through the Smackdown roster to give you an idea of who is even available for the match.

     

    Batista - Injured

    Boogeyman - vs. Booker T

    Booker T - vs. Boogeyman

    Brian Kendrick - Cruiser

    Chris Benoit - vs. JBL

    Daivari - Managing Henry vs. Undertaker

    Doug Basham - Off TV

    Eddie Guerrero - Run-in during the Main Event

    Finlay - MITB

    Funaki - Cruiser

    Gregory Helms - Injured

    Gymini - Tag Team

    Hardcore Holly - Injured

    Jamie Noble - Cruiser

    JBL - vs. Benoit

    Jillian - Female

    Joey Mercury - Tag Team

    Johnny Nitro - Tag Team

    Josh Mathews - Commentary

    Ken Kennedy - Injured***

    Kid Kash - Cruiser

    Kristal - Female

    Kurt Angle - vs. Orton & Rey

    Lashley - Possibility

    Mark Henry - vs. Undertaker

    Matt Hardy - MITB

    Melina - Female

    Michael Cole - Commentary

    Nunzio - Cruiser

    Orlando Jordan - Squash Guy

    Paul Burchill - Possibility

    Paul London - Cruiser

    Psicosis - Cruiser

    Randy Orton - vs. Rey & Angle

    Rey Mysterio - vs. Angle & Orton

    Road Warrior Animal - Possibility

    Scotty 2 Hotty - Cruiser

    Sharmell - Female

    Simon Dean - Possibility

    Steve Romero - Commentary

    Steven Richards - Injured

    Super Crazy - Cruiser

    Sylvan - Possibility

    Tatanka - Possibility

    Tazz - Commentary

    Theodore Long - GM

    Undertaker - vs. Mark Henry

    Vito - Tag Team

    William Regal - Possibility

     

    That leaves Lashley, Burchill, Animal, Simon Dean, Sylvan, Tatanka, and Regal (and Kennedy but I'll get to that in a bit). To level things out, there should be three heels and three faces in the match, but I don't think it is possible or necessary. RVD, Flair, and Hardy are the faces with Benjamin and Finlay in the role of the heels. From this list, only Animal, Simon Dean, Sylvan, and Regal could fill that role. Animal is terrible and has the worst gimmick, Sylvan hasn't been on TV recently, and Regal is being used to put over Burchill. I think Simon Dean could pull it off by having the Gymini help him win the Battle Royal and he'd do some awesome things in the match for sure, but he's not really getting a push right now so that seems like an unlikely option.

     

    The match would still work with four faces and two heels. I've already discussed Lashley, and that only leaves Burchill and Tatanka. I seriously doubt they'd put Tatanka in a match that is supposed to be about crazy bumping since all he can do is chop as of late. So Burchill is the only person that remains. I think Greg Helms would have been a great choice (and was probably who was actually booked to be in it). Even though he is a Cruiserweight, he is the champion so that means he is a cut above everyone else. Three faces, three heels, and another awesome performer willing to take some dangerous bumps.

     

    OK, I keep dancing around the issue. Burchill. Imagine the C4 from the top of the ladder to the outside through 4 tables. Yeah, it'd be some sweet shit. He's the only guy on Smackdown right now who is getting a push. Even though he sucks he is still well received because of his pirate antics. Even if he can't put on a great match he could still be willing to kill himself in a spot fest. Even the most limited of wrestlers can still get over in this type of match (like Kane).

     

    So yeah, I think that he makes the most sense. They should really continue the feud between Lashley and Finlay, but they should have also done more with Hardy, Animal, Booker T, Boogeyman, Burchill, and Regal. It would have been a great way to transition the feuds. I'm not even sure if Lashley will be in the Battle Royal since he had his chance and he blew it. Burchill is the only guy left getting a push and I think he'd be able to get it done.

     

    *** Now if I was allowed a wild card pick, Ken Kennedy would be my man. Not sure when his injury would be healed up and while it isn't a great idea to kill yourself on your first match back, he would instantly have heat again if he came out as a surprise Friday and won the match. The Green Bay Plunge off the top through tables would be awesome, too. It would mean three heels and three faces and give Kennedy (who was extremely over) a spot that he probably would have deserved had he not gotten injured. Hey, it is a long shot, but anything can happen in the WWE.


  4. I'm going to hold off until June 3rd to buy the European version. Compare and contrast:

     

    DK2 - AMERICAN TRACK LISTING:

    Habanera

    The Minute Waltz

    Donkey Konga 2 Theme

    Trepak

    Rock The Boat

    Why Don't We Fall In Love

    Hit 'Em Up Style

    Full Moon

    Send The Pain Below

    Born Too Slow

    High Roller

    Predictable

    The Anthem

    Come Clean

    Pieces

    Drive

    Wish You Were Here

    No More Drama

    Trouble

    La Bamba

    Boombastic

    It's Been Awhile

    Road Trip

    Sidewalks

    I Don't Want To Know (If You Don't Want Me)

    Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye

    Unpretty

    Headstrong

    U Don't Have to Call

    Contact

    All Star

    Losing My Religion

    Shiny Happy People

     

    DK2 - EUROPEAN TRACK LISTING:

    POP:

    -All Star

    -Are you ready for love

    -Boombastic

    -Breakfast at Tiffany`s

    -Enjoy the silence

    -I´m a slave for you

    -Losing my religion

    -Don`t let me get me

    -Runaway Train

    -Shiny Happy people

    -Sidewalks

    -Trouble

     

    Disco:

    -Jungle Boogie

    -That`s the way I like it

     

    Klassik:

    -Eine kleine Nachtmusik

    -Havanaise

    -Nussknackersuite

    -Wilhellm Tell

     

    Nintendo:

     

    -Donkey Konga 2

    -Green Greens

    -Mute City

    -Pokemon Theme

    -Super Mario Bros.3

     

    Latin:

    -Don`t let me be misunderstood

    -La Bamba

    -La Cucaracha

     

    Dance:

    -Contact

     

    Rock:

    -Drive

    -I don`t want to know

    -I just wanna live

    -Mansize Rooster

    -Predictable

    -Pumping on your stereo

     

    C'mon. Jungle Boogie? RUNAWAY TRAIN?! Sillier track listing = better game.


  5. I honestly believe that he will be one of the major players in 5-6 years. He is decent in the ring now but I just have this really strange feeling that he is going to be telling great stories within his matches down the line. He is young so if he can remain healthy he can only improve. Plus, he is pretty good on the mic compared to some of the other guys they've brought up.

     

    And he takes the damndest german suplexes from RVD.

     

    EDIT: Found the .gif!

     

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