Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Christmas Sausages

I tried some of Asda's limited edition sausages the other day.

The flavour - Pork & Toffee Apple - intrigued me, so I had to give them a go.

Unfortunately, I wasn't too fussed on them.

They tasted more like pork and cinnamon apple.

If you know me at all, you'll be aware that cinnamon is one of my least favourite flavours. I can tolerate it on raisin bread, but not with anywhere else.

Was worth a try, though.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

The Reaction To Sunday

It seems that the WWE debut of Sting was quite a hit among wrestling fans.

And more.

I've seen stories about Sunday's closing angle to the Survivor Series on some mainstream sports blogs. This in itself is big.

In my opinion, obviously.

Ideally, the coverage this has received will result in lapsed wrestling fans return. It would be foolish of me to even consider a 56-year old wrestler's debut in a company that he had never worked for before a way to kick-start a boom period.

It could, however, do a lot of good for the WWE Network. 

Considering WWE gave away the month of November for free to new customers of its Network, I think the shocking scene at the close of Survivor Series was, what one of the mainstream articles used as an analogy, a Hail Mary pass. 

Now it's all just a waiting game to see if those that came in in November stick around for December. 

And beyond.

I truly hope WWE scored a touchdown on Sunday because the Network needs some points on the board.


Monday, November 24, 2014

Sting Is In

Sting made his World Wrestling Entertainment debut in the early hours of this morning during the Survivor Series pay-per-view.

This was the first time he had ever entered a WWE ring.

Back in the 1990s - or even 2000s - Sting coming in to WWF would have been huge. It still is, but we're going to get a limited Stinger who is in his mid-50s.

Still - last night was a surreal moment in wrestling history. The night that one of the franchise names from WCW finally made his way across.

It's pretty clear from last night's angle that it'll be Sting versus Triple H at WrestleMania XXXI next year.

That's my guess, anyway.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

What I'll Be Watching Tonight : Week 12 2014

Here are the NFL games I'll be watching on both Sky Sports & NFL Gamepass tonight.

6pm Sky - Detroit @ New England
6pm Gamepass - Jacksonville @ Indianapolis

After 9:25pm Sky - Miami @ Denver
After 9:05pm Gamepass - St. Louis @ San Diego

I'll also be up late watching WWE Survivor Series so will have Channel 4's coverage of the Dallas Cowboys @ NY Giants.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

More On The Warrior T-Shirt

In yesterday's post, I wrote about the Ultimate Warrior t-shirt I found on his official website.

I stated how great it was as it played on the colours that Warrior wore on the night he won his first, and only, WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

What I should have done is showed a picture of the Ultimate Warrior from WrestleMania VI alongside the t-shirt to highlight my point. So, without further ado, here is what I should have done yesterday:

The Match

The Shirt

See what I mean?




Friday, November 21, 2014

The Coolest Ultimate Warrior T-Shirt... Ever

I was checking out the Ultimate Warrior's official website the other day and came across this t-shirt.

Is it the coolest piece of Warrior merchandise ever?

For those who don't get it - the orange colour and logo are reminiscent of WrestleMania VI - the night when the Warrior defeated Hulk Hogan for the WWF World Heavyweight Championship.

The Ultimate Warrior wore orange trunks to the ring that night.

He also entered his match with the Warrior logo painted to his chest just like how it looks on the t-shirt.

The only problem with the item is that it was sold out. Had it been available, I would have bought it without a second thought.

Still - whoever came up with the idea deserves two thumbs up.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Gemma Collins Leaves I'm A Celebrity 2014

Another 'celebrity' who ITV have an investment in and is the person my £1 bet has been placed. Hey, she was 20/1 and ITV will give her a lot of air-time. Do not be surprised if she becomes the over-reacting, annoying contestant that the fans will constantly ring in to vote on. I read yesterday's news and she already had a panic attack before the helicopter took off to take her to the camp. Will play up to the cameras. She knows how to play the game
- Three days ago

The only part that I was wrong with is the part where I stated that Gemma Collins would win I'm a Celebrity 2014.

Now, here's some things worth considering.

- ITV, knowing Collins would get voted to do a lot of the tasks, came up with an idea where they had viewers vote in to place one team into a jungle prison. The people ringing up went with Gemma Collins' team. What they didn't know, however, was that the prisoners wouldn't be in contention for the bushtucker trials.
That's quite a clever move, to be fair. Clever because it kept Collins out of the voting process as has become a trend in recent years where a disliked celeb has been monopolising the trials.
What seemed to be a clever idea on paper backfired, though, as the jungle prison led to Collins quitting.

- There are allegations that Gemma Collins was aware of a 72 hour rule where she wouldn't be paid if she walked out before that time. She managed to last until just after that time before making her exit. In my opinion, she should get a heck of a lot less than she had signed up for. Quantum meruit, and all that.

It's a shame she didn't stick through it all. I really did think she had the potential to win this year's series due to ITV having plans for her down the road.

They should cut bait now. It's quite embarrassing, to be honest.