Friday, May 25, 2018

WWE's PPV Times Are A Changing

WWE is changing the start times of its pay-per-view events.

Instead of starting at 1AM our time, the shows will now begin at 12AM. These events are set to be four hours long, but the major events - like Royal Rumble, WrestleMania etc - will go longer.

On the plus side - I'm glad they're starting an hour earlier and not an hour later!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Remembering A Day

Yesterday was the nineteenth anniversary of the death of Owen Hart.

I'm sure I'll end up writing a bit more next year with it being the twentieth year of the tragic accident that happened during a live WWF pay-per-view event.

Even though Owen died in the US on May 23rd, with us being five hours ahead, it was sort of on this day for me. I know it's a dumb way to look at it as it really is the 23rd, but I can remember the early hours of the 24th as the situation unfolded on the TV in my living room.

Can remember nearly everything that happened in the hours after the show as well. I recall going to college then getting  a lift into town and a few of us went shopping.

None of them followed wrestling, so I don't even recall telling them about what had happened. Knowing what I'm like - I probably did!

I bought Snoop Dogg's album that came out on that very day. Think it was No Limit Top Dogg, if I recall correctly. It was his second title in as many months after landing at No Limit Records.

I also remember going out that night to a bar. Unlike earlier in the day, the friends I was with then were wrestling fans and knew who Owen Hart was. We were all in shock as we spoke about it.

As I said previously, I'm sure I'll write a proper tribute next year.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Calamity Tuesday

I had quite a disastrous day yesterday.

It started off with a tub of yogurt falling out of the fridge and onto me minutes before I was due to go out. Then, later in the night, a similar fridge incident occurred when a tub of coleslaw dropped out.

Things turned worse an hour or so later when I tried switching on my laptop. It kicked off by finishing an update that had started when I closed things down the night before.

Once it had completed, it asked me to choose my keyboard. I did. Then I had to try and progress to another part of the update and I couldn't get anywhere else.

There was no backup in the memory. All I have now is a black screen on the desktop along with a recycle bin.

It's dead.

I've tried looking online and it seems that there are many in the same boat as me. It's so frustrating!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Crazy Money For WWE

WWE is looking very good - from a business standpoint - right now.

The company has renewed its relationship with the USA Network to continue airing Monday Night Raw. According to reports, the renewal is three times as much as they paid the last time the show was available to networks.

The USA Network didn't agree to retain Smackdown. Instead, the show will move over to Fox in what is a great deal for WWE as it's a five-year contract that will bring in one billion dollars.

As the title states - crazy money.

Just look at how this news has affected WWE's stock price in the past week.

WWE Stock Rising

Monday, May 21, 2018

Opting Out Easily

On one hand, I'm happy to see that the data protection laws is changing in a few days as it has allowed me to ignore the emails from certain companies that are asking me to opt in to continue receiving their mailers.

It's the easiest way to unsubscribe ever!

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Scratchin' 2018 : Week 20

I have just completed the twentieth week of playing at least one scratch card a day this year.

As of today, and after 140 days, I am £69 in the red.

This week's results saw me lose every day other than Wednesday. The £1 card had £2 under it.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

The Big Day

It's FA Cup Day.

This time last year, I wanted Arsenal to beat Chelsea. It worked out.

This year, I'd like Manchester United to do the same thing.

I'm surprised that I have faded Chelsea two years on the trot. I would usually have wanted to see them win.