Sunday, October 30, 2011

My Experience From WWE Ringside Fest 2011

Yesterday, I went into NYC, to attend Ringside Fest 2011! Appearing for the event was CM Punk, Zack Ryder, and Daniel Bryan, signing autographs and taking pictures with the many fans. First, let me start off by saying that it was absolutely freezing yesterday!
It didn't help that we were forced to stand outside as there was "no room" inside. While things weren't set up great, the weather was tough to work off of. After waiting, the first person I met was...Zack Ryder! As I walked up, I told him how big a fan I was, owning a Zack Ryder fansite and all
( His responses were, in Ryder fashion, "awesome bro" and "sweet bro". It was pretty awesome in fact.

State of Sin Cara: Taking a Gander at WWE's Young Luchador

Weeks prior to WrestleMania 27, WWE confirmed that they had come to terms of a contractual agreement with Mexican icon, Mistico to perform on the worldwide stage of WWE. Mistico is known for his legendary high flying prowess and his captivating sensational aerial maneuvers all over the world. From Japan to Mexico, worldwide, Mistico has been a staple to modern day Lucha Libre style wrestling. Cara has been a world renowned box office draw and the equivalent of what John Cena is to the American fans. Some believed it was only a matter of time until the masked crusader would be signed by the WWE. Soon enough, it happened and Sin Cara was born at a press conference at WWE’s headquarters in Mexico City. 

The presence of Mistico in the WWE is due to one man, Triple H. Cara is the first talent signed under the heir to Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment throne and Cara has also been deemed, “the next Rey Mysterio.” With his aerial specialty and undeniable athleticism, Cara has undoubtedly shown hints of the early days of Rey Mysterio’s Lucha Libre presence in the United States. Fast forward a few months later and I’ve learned one thing….Not any masked luchador can replace Rey Mysterio. 

Infamous Night: John Cena vs Rob Van Dam at One Night Stand 2006

The "Bingo Hall High Flyer," makes a shocking revelation to, "The Champ"
Summer has never been the time of year that had been kind to WWE icon, John Cena. From feuds with Edge, Nexus, CM Punk and beyond, John Cena has been in the center of some sort of controversy during the summer months for quite some time. 

With the lights shining bright and the fans providing an atmosphere like no other, John Cena would be the most hated man of the evening as he would go one on one with an innovator of extreme, Mr. Rob Van Dam. Today, I am here to relive this infamous night, where the face of the WWE would go head to head in an epic square off with one of the most underrated performers of his time, RVD. It's always fun to take a look back at a time where a hostile crowd and an exciting match up personified a match up and I am here to take you on a journey back in 2006, where John Cena would go into enemy territory to represent the only organization he ever knew.....

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Former WWE Superstar, Lance Hoyt talks NJPW, Plans Abrubtly Ending in WWE, and More!

When one thinks of a true big man athlete and a tag team specialist with a passion for the business, one can only think of former WWE and TNA Superstar, Lance Hoyt. Working as Vance Archer in WWE for a short stint as well as a long run as Lance Hoyt/Rock in TNA Wrestling, Hoyt has finally found his true home overseas in Japan.

Following his last run in WWE, Hoyt moved on to New Japan Pro Wrestling, finding a new passion for the business, like never before. The former TNA Tag Team Champion now brings his sheer athleticism, ability, and passion for Professional Wrestling.  Luckily, I was able to catch up with Mr. Hoyt and discuss his career in the United States as well as his new found career in Japan.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

WWE PPV Preview: Vengeance

Another PPV is on the way and I can honestly say once again, I don't care. Hell in a Cell, Bound for Glory, and Night of Champions have all been underwhelming pay per views and that is no ones fault but WWE's and TNA's. WWE especially has been awful as of late, with a lack of producing stars and a lack for clustering so many shows together. It's hard to believe WWE didn't learn how to book a PPV after Money in the Bank's phenomenal increase in buys this past year.

Anyways, Vengeance is being revived in WWE for no reason whatsoever....Oh well, it's better than Bragging Rights. Anyways, we are given another John Cena title match and a Big Show match in the main events. That alone makes me not care for this PPV event. Nonetheless, I will preview it and try my best to provide some insight into such a lacking and uninteresting pay per view.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

WWE Predictability: Why I Am Bored After Every Show!

The WWE has been a roller coaster of a ride lately, from good shows, to bad shows. Great feuds were showcased, then all feuds turned bland.
This describes the WWE, after having a brilliant summer, to now a disappointment week after week. Now, I am beginning to grow bored with the current product, and for may reasons. If the WWE keeps it up, I will begin to question my devotion to something I've loved to watch for the last four years.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Pro Wrestling End of the Year Awards Details

Wrestling awards in October? No! However, this is the introduction to the information regarding Pro Wrestling's End of the Year Awards brought to you by your friends at, The Sharp Shooter Press. This article is to provide all information necessary to inform you of the best of the best in the industry in the year of, 2011.

Although we are two months away from 2012, founder and administrator of , The Sharp Shooter Press, DJ Rallo is currently forming a committee of some of the smartest wrestling fans the Internet has to offer in order to converse about all the different awards that Sharp Shooter Press will be introducing and handing out this year. From Pro Wrestling radio show host to writers all over to even some of the smartest Twitter accounts out there, ten of the best minds will come together to form the most in depth awards piece ever presented.

Impact Wrestling: Bound for Glory Results and Review

Welcome to live coverage for TNA Bound for Glory, 2011. I will be providing live coverage of all the happenings of this year's, Bound for Glory PPV event as it goes! The following is the advertised match card for the event...         

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Impact Wrestling: Bound for Glory Preview

When you want to find a true critic of IMPACT Wrestling over the years, you are looking at him. When I first watching TNA, I always wanted to truly enjoy the product simply because of the sheer talent on the roster as well as being a true alternative to compete with WWE. Unfortunately, all the horrible booking over the years have cost TNA and have given the company an awful reputation.

From pushing young stars aside and pushing men in their sixties to the flat out dumbfounded booking, TNA has been nothing but a let down and it got to an all time low when Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff walked into the fray. However, in the past few weeks, IMPACT Wrestling has turned things up to the point where it has been an overall better show than Raw....Raw has been at its worst of all time, arguably, but that is big for TNA to be the most entertaining mainstream product on television.

WWE: An Awesome Preview of Vengeance Plus Predictions

Hi! My name is Jeff Awesome, and this is my first article writing for the Sharp Shooter Press. I appreciate being able to be the most electrifying writer in entertainment on this site.

I will break down WWE's latest pay-per-view offering of Vengeance. Vengeance needs to live up to its moniker of revenge if it is to stand out amongst the plethora of fall pay-per-views for both WWE and TNA. Normally, I often write fantasy PPV predictions on Bleacher Report. Now, I will write an actual card that I expect to see.

Dolph Ziggler (C) vs. Zack Ryder for the United States Championship

I want to assure you that this is not a typo. I actually think Zack Ryder will get a United States title shot at a pay-per-view. After all, we've seen Air Boom vs. Swagger/Ziggler at Night of Champions and Hell in a Cell. Don't ask me how many times Dolph Ziggler and Kofi Kingston have gone at it. I've never been a big fan of repetitive matches.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Here Comes the Pain: Brock Lesnar in WWE '12 Opens Door to Many Possibilities

Arguably the greatest pure athlete to ever grace the squared circle AND the octagon, Brock Lesnar has seemingly broken down any barriers between himself and his original stomping grounds, WWE. Recently confirmed by every major "newz" media writer and their mother, "The Pain" has agreed to a contract to WWE that will allow him to be in video games, have more merchandise, etc in a contract similar to a Legends contract. Either way, the most athletic big man in history is back in WWE after seven years away from Pro Wrestling action.

To the disappointment of many fans across the WWE Universe, Brock attempted to pursue a career in the National Football League, and later, the UFC. Lesnar had become far more successful in his latter effort and became the highest paid MMA athlete as well as one of the most popular UFC fighters of all time. Known for his cocky attitude and renowned to many as the, "Baddest Man on the Planet," the former UFC Heavyweight and WWE Champion will be crossing over once more to be featured as a Legend, in WWE's most exciting video game, since ironically, Brock Lesnar's, "Here Comes the Pain," years back.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chael Sonnen Further Proves Why UFC is Thriving, While WWE is Obsolete

Prior to UFC 136, the notorious loudmouth, Chael Sonnen had been far more quiet than one would expect coming in. Of course, UFC fans alike would notice his charisma and his signs of obvious personality here and there, but not the boastful loudmouth antics we had all been used to. Epic rants aside, Sonnen would be preparing for his big fight with up and coming, Brian Stann.

The evening of the PPV event at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, Sonnen and Stann would encounter each other one on one in a middleweight bout. Sonnen proved top be quite dominant in the fight, winning via submission in the second round. After this dominance over a talented fighter in, Brian Stann, the post match interview is where Chael Sonnen would really make the event worth purchasing.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Patience is Key: Daniel Bryan's Push is Inevitable

Having one of the rockiest career paths in recent WWE memory, Bryan Danielson has been revered as one of the best technical Professional Wrestlers in the history of wrestling. Being a submission specialist and knowing the ring, inside and out like nobody else, Danielson made himself known with his unique intensity inside the ring. Before, I really get in depth on this piece, I'd like to give a timeline of all the key events that occurred during Danielson's run as of now in WWE.
  • August 23rd, 2009: Ring of Honor announces one of the founding fathers of the promotion, Bryan Danielson will be heading to the pinnacle of sports entertainment, WWE. 
  • January 14th, 2010: Bryan Danielson makes his debut in FCW, WWE's training facility against KAVAL (Low Ki). 
  • February 16th, 2010: Renamed, Daniel Bryan, it is announced that Bryan will partake in the premier season of, WWE NXT as one of eight "Rookies" 
  • February 23rd, 2010: Daniel Bryan wrestles his first television bout against World Heavyweight Champion, Chris Jericho. Bryan lost via submission, but had one of the best TV matches all year
  • May 10th, 2010: Daniel Bryan, after losing every single bout on WWE NXT, he captures his first win on Monday Night Raw over Santino Marella. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Exclusive Interview: Mike Quackenbush Talks CHIKARA on iPPV, Claudio to WWE, Training Talent, and More!

With CHIKARA presenting its first ever, iPPV, High Noon next month, I felt as though it was appropriate to talk to the man behind the organization, Mike Quackenbush. Quackenbush has been world renowned for his in ring ability, mind for the business, and his work as a trainer for some of the up and coming stars of this generation. 

Earlier this week, I was able to get in contact with Quackenbush to discuss a plethora of topics in regards to his career, CHIKARA's future, and several other topics. Hope you enjoy reading this very informative read! Big thanks to Mike for taking the time out of his busy schedule. 

Rallo: First off, I'd like to thank you for taking the time to conduct this interview. My first question is going right off the bat with CHIKARA's first ever iPPV, High Noon, which will take place on November 13th, in Philadelphia. Could you tell us, as the patriarch for CHIKARA, your personal feelings in regards to CHIKARA holding their first iPPV event in the promotion's history? What do you believe this means for the future of CHIKARA as a whole for the future? What are you looking forward to the most in regards to the event and what does the future hold for the promotion?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

WWE Hell in a Cell Results and Review

Welcome to live coverage for WWE Hell in a Cell, 2011. I will be providing live coverage of all the happenings of this year's, Hell in a Cell preview as it goes! The following is the advertised match card for the event....

Hell in a Cell Match for the World Heavyweight Championship: Mark Henry (c) vs Randy Orton
Hell in a Cell Triple Threat Match for the WWE Championship: John Cena (c) vs CM Punk vs Alberto Del Rio
Divas Championship Match: Kelly Kelly (c) vs Beth Phoenix
Sheamus vs Christian 
Sin Cara vs Sin Cara

As for how my live coverage works, you will not be getting play by play analysis, so to speak. I will address the highlights and notable parts of the match and give my opinion after each through, Rallo's Recap, which will be seen at the end of each notable event that occurs during the PPV. Be sure to come back and refresh often, for the best live coverage out there! Tell your friends!