My All Time Top 10 Women of Wrestling

Inspired by another homework assignment from the Boot 2 The Face Podcast, we went from our own Top 10 Wrestlers of All Time, to our own Top 10 Women of All Time.

This list was a little tough, because the the timeline for women in wrestling has evolved so much, each era gets better and better. When I first started watching wrestling in the 1980’s, any woman that appeared on a wrestling program was in the form of a valet. Woman wrestlers were few and far between, unless they were on G.L.O.W. Than the 90’s came, and we got the T and A era, where you were either in Playboy, or you were involved in the type of matches that showed “Puppies”.

But than the 2000’s came along, and woman’s wrestling got a little more aggressive. It was more than slaps and awkward dropkicks, and from this, the Diva’s division was born. But thanks to a mix of Diva’s, NXT and some really great woman, the Woman’s Evolution of wrestling is upon us, and woman are putting on better programs than the men. For me personally, if it wasn’t for the woman right now, I would have a hard time turning on WWE right now.

So onward we go. With the last four “eras” in mind, here are my top 10 women I’ve enjoyed in wrestling.

10 – Lilian Garcia – Lilian will always be in my Top 10, thanks to her incredible rendition of the National Anthem, which she sang on Smackdown right after the events of 9/11. WWF was one of the first entertainment companies to broadcast their programming again, and Lilian brought the house down when she let the world know nothing will stop us, and we are moving forward. Take a minute to jump on YouTube and watch Lilian sing.

9 – Stephanie McMahon – The Million Dollar Princess. We’ve all had a boss like her in our working careers, and no matter how she mean could be, we can’t help watching her put down our favorite wrestlers, like a good McMahon would.

8 – AJ Lee – Putting her geek cred aside, she gave the Divas division the little spark it needed. She can wrestle, she can cause trouble, she was good on the mic, and she was a pretty good general manager for her short time in a suit. It’s a shame she had to retire due to injury, because she had the potential to be a legend in the woman’s division.

7 – (tie) Trish Stratus and Torrie Wilson – Because of this.


6 – Alexa Bliss – Little Ms. Bliss has the makings of the complete package in the WWE. Her heel character needs a little more work, before she has it all. Wrestling skills are OK, only because she can’t face the bigger opponents for an extended period of time. Her mic skills are almost there for a heel character. Due to her recent concussion, WWE made the right move by keeping her on TV. While I think she has the potential makings of a GM in WWE, I think she might make a better fit on the announce team, kicking off Renee Young.

5 – Charlotte Flair – No matter who Charlotte wrestles, it’s always going to be a great match. Charlotte is one of the main reasons the Woman’s Revolution is as good as it is. Charlotte raises the bar for good wrestling, and her opponents have to step up their game just to compete. Not many female wrestlers get the “This is awesome!” chant as much as Charlotte, and it’s very hard not to disagree.

4 – Becky Lynch – Please, please, please, don’t ever change. Her heel turn was the best thing in wrestling this whole entire year. Always a good wrestler, this new and improved Becky is exactly what we need. From her Twitter trolling, her promos, and her invasion on RAW, this is exactly what make me tune in every week. This is the mark of a great heel, and she makes me want to turn on the TV every week, like Ric Flair used to do in the 80’s.

3 – Tessa Blanchard – Tessa is the Baddest Woman on the Planet. Name another woman who holds 5 different wrestling titles at the same time. Watching her wrestle is a spectacle. She can take any woman on the WWE roster, and doesn’t even need to be signed by them to know it’s true.


2 – Lita – Personally, I believe Lita is the start of the Women’s Revolution, even before the Divas division was a thing. Lita definitely did not belong in the T and A era.  When she came out with Essa Rios, and started doing moves off the top rope, people immediately forgot about Rios. She wasn’t involved in pillow fights or bra and panties matches, and didn’t even get into the swimsuit photo shoots. She was a wrestler first, and always made a presence in the ring. My opinion is that this made her and Trish into the best woman for the early 2000’s, because they complemented each other’s style in the ring, and gave us one great feud we all looked forward too.

1 – Miss Elizabeth – The Queen of Queens. Elizabeth was the first woman in wrestling everybody loved. She is wrestling royalty.


My Top 10 Wrestlers of All Time

Inspired by a tweet from the Boot 2 The Face podcast, they are doing an episode this Thanksgiving week, based on their Top 10 wrestlers of all time. They asked listeners to submit there own list, so I had to make own list. Some of my choices aren’t going to be your obvious picks, so decided to give an explanation on why I chose my wrestlers for my list.

Quick side note, I missed most of the 90’s due to wrestling becoming to “cartoonish” and boring, and converting over to cable TV (which I didn’t have). So to me, Stone Cold was still Stunning Steve Austin, HBK was still a Midnight Rocker, and I still didn’t care for Hulk Hogan.

But here’s my list. There is a top 3 that won’t ever change, but choices 4 – 10 are in no particular order.

10. Triple H – Triple H was ok doing his DX thing, but really more of a fan when he went solo as The Game. Great heel, good mic skills, and great wrestler. Probably would have been higher on the list if I didn’t keep hearing about his backstage politics, but for what he does with NXT, the good will outweigh the bad. (Sorry Rucker)

9. Curt Hennig – Easily could have been one of the greatest wrestlers of all time, but always a bridesmaid, never a bride. Got stuck in the U.S. Champion and Intercontinental Championship programs, and the only World Championship he ever held was for the AWA. Curt could have easily been World Champion in every federation, several times, but never got his due.

8. CM Punk – Punk was the indie darling, but he jumped the ranks for me after the Pipebomb promo. Not knowing if the promo was real or scripted, what the hell just happened? Punk made me tune in every week, because I wanted more. Some of it got longwinded, but a lot of times it was great TV. Love him or hate him, he made wrestling fun for me.

7 and 6. – Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson – There the MF’in Horseman. There was no faction greater in all of wrestling. Tully and Arn were a legit tag team, in both NWA and WWF. They talked the talk, and walked the walk, and they beat the living shit of people. That’s my kind of crew. All my life, I wanted to be a Horseman.  Side note, Tully makes some fine ass daughters.

5. Terry Gordy – The Freebirds were alright, but they were nothing without Bam Bam. He didn’t say anything, and didn’t need too. His fists did the talking. He was the second best brawler in the business behind Bruiser Brody, but I didn’t get to see enough of Bruiser to rank him. Terry Gordy was the best. And I’m confident enough to say, if Gordy fought Brock Lesnar in his prime, Gordy would make Brock his bitch.

4. Dynamite Kid – The British Bulldogs were one the first wrestlers I liked in the WWF, when I really got into wrestling. They were a good combo of size and speed. I liked Dynamite Kid more, because I thought he had more technical skills than Davey Boy Smith. Than I saw Kid’s matches with Tiger Mask, and they were nothing compared to what he was doing in the WWF. This helped me get hooked, and Kid made me want more.

3. Rick Rude – “What I’d like to have right now, is for all you……” I absolutely love wrestlers who can talk shit and kick ass. For all the girls in school who wouldn’t give me the time of day, I want to swivel my hips at them, then fling my sweat at them, while Bobby Heenan stood behind and laughed. But even after the great promos, he put on a fight. From the Von Erichs to the Ultimate Warrior, he was the 3rd greatest heel of all time.

2. Randy Savage – Freak out, freak out. The baddest dude on the planet. The Macho Man was a beast. Everyone wanted to be him, and couldn’t even compare. He wanted nothing short of excellence, and than you hear the stories of how he prepared for matches, and all you can do is applaud him for always wanting to give his best. Than he defended Elizabeth’s honor, after Hogan tried to take her away from Randy, and Hogan got what was coming to him. Best build ever.

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Crown Jewel Predictions Cancelled!

I am a bad wrestling fan. I have no interest in Crown Jewel. Plain and simple, none of these matches interest or exicite me. I already have more interest in the Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey match at Survivor Series, than all of Crown Jewel.

So I’ll get back on the prediction train once Survivor Series comes around. In the meantime, here’s how I filled my creative juices last night.

In honor of Crown Jewel, here’s a picture of Hulk Hogan riding a horse.

And last night, I made The Joker our new, all fearless leader of the Free World.

Until Survivor Series, when we do this all again.

WWE Super Showdown Predictions Post

This will be quick, as I didn’t have time to sit down and write a blog post, so going to try and do this on my phone. Going by the match lineup on Wikipedia.

Triple H vs. Undertaker

Guessing there will be interference on both sides, with a HHH stolen win, to start a build up towards Wrestlemania between Taker and HHH or HBK.

Bob and John vs. Kevin Owens and Elias.

I’m hoping for a win for KO and Elias, as I could see this be a team building up for later on, with them bring potential tag team champions.

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

I really want Miz to win, but sensing the rebuilding of Daniel Bryan, back to winning matches and getting main evert status for 2019.

The Shield vs. Braun, Dolph and Drew

All the belts, with nothing to lose. I have no horse in this race, so guessing a DQ win for The Shield. And no heel turns from either side.

The Bella Twins and Ronda Rousey vs. The Riott Squad

I want to party with The Riott Squad, and I want them to win as well. I’m guessing this is where the Bella’s attack Rousey to set up the Evolution match.

AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe

I’m hoping AJ Styles wins. Every time I bet against AJ, he wins. So now I love AJ Styles, hope he wins. Team AJ all the way.

Cedric Alexander vs. Buddy Murphy

These two sound like they should be in cop costumes, solving crimes in a better fashion than Breezango. But I’m cheering for Buddy, because Alexa Bliss.

New Day vs. The Bar

Well fought match, Bar with the win.

Asuka and Naomi vs. The IIconics

The IIconics are having a match in their homeland of Australia. So they have to win, rigbt?

Becky vs. Charlotte

Match of the night. Charlotte wins. By DQ.

Anticipated WWE Hell in a Cell 2018 Results

I’m just going to come out and say this, my predictions for Hell in a Cell might be slightly off course, simply because All In ruined me. All In was so good, that I tried watching WWE RAW on Labor Day, and I didn’t even feel that same electricity for the show, like I did sitting in the Sears Centre for All In, that I actually shut RAW off. Now realizing as I write this, I haven’t watched any WWE programming for the last 2 weeks.

Lucky for me, instead of catching up and watching 10 hours of wrestling, I just put on my headphones, fired up some podcasts, and got my recaps from The Chris Rucker Show, Smark to Death, and The ADC’s of Wrestling. Based on the enthusiasm from all the shows, I got the feeling I didn’t miss much. So I laughed, I cried, I caught up in three hours, and now, here’s what I want to see this Sunday.

Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella vs. The Miz and Maryse

What I would like to happen: This feud is still hot, and can probably keep going for another PPV or two. While I don’t want The Miz and Maryse to lose, the best way to keep this going is to have Brie pin Maryse.  When we see The Miz again on Smackdown, Miz gets fired up because while his team lost, HE didn’t lose, because HE didn’t get pinned, and Bryan is the coward, because his wife had to do the in ring work for him. Miz is pissed, Bryan is pissed, and the chaos keeps going.

What will most likely happen: Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella for the win, because Miz won last time, and we want this to keep going.

Jeff Hardy vs. Randy Orton

What I would like to happen: This is where All In ruined me. I have zero interest in this match. I know what Jeff Hardy used to bring, and this story line isn’t exciting for me, because Jeff will try to shine, and completely fail. This match could be in the Tokyo Dome, and it still wouldn’t generate a star for me.

What will most likely happen: Randy Orton is going to beat the snot out of Jeff Hardy, that the win doesn’t even matter.

The New Day vs. Rusev Day

What I would like to happen: “Rusev needs a belt! Rusev’s number one! Rusev needs a belt! Rusev’s number one!” It’s time to put Rusev Day over. Everyone wants Aiden English to turn on Rusev, I want them to get the belts and start dominating the same boring tag teams we see over and over.

What will most likely happen: All signs point to New Day retaining.

Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre vs. Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose

What I would like to happen: This might be the match of the night, and I have too many outcomes to choose from. I want Dolph and Drew to win, because Drew deserves a championship. I don’t really care that Ambrose doesn’t have a belt, because he’s so over, it doesn’t matter. But I don’t care who wins or loses this match (but leaning towards Drew), this has potential to be match of the year

What will most likely happen: The Shield will be victorious, after Dolph goes to superkick Ambrose, and hits McIntyre instead, and then the fans get that turn they wanted from Aiden English, but instead it’s Drew that turns on Dolph.

Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch

What I would like to happen: Becky needs to make Charlotte her bitch. If Becky loses, she doesn’t get another title shot without some sort of justification. I want Becky to win the title, but not at Hell in a Cell. I think there is more prestige if she wins the belt at Evolution, and that becomes the most talked about match from that PPV.

What will most likely happen: Charlotte is going to win, Becky will beat her down after the match, crowd pops the roof of the event. Rematch inevitable.




Alexa Bliss vs. Ronda Rousey

What I would like to happen: I like both of these women. I hate squash matches. Before this becomes another squash match, we need a swerve. We know Alexa isn’t getting the belt, so let’s make this the match that starts the Evolution talk. Mickie James and Alicia Fox come down to the ring. Than Natalia and Trish come down. As a brawl starts, the Bella’s try coming down, until the music for Nia Jax hits. Not knowing who’s side Nia is on, she beats down all the women, and demands a three way match at Evolution with Nikka Bella and Ronda Rousey, because she never got her rematch.

What will most likely happen: Squash match part 2, Ronda destroys Alexa.

Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles

What I would like to happen: Just want to see an all out brawl. Love AJ, but we need a title change here. This build for this feud has been great, and AJ needs to get that fire back with a loss. Who doesn’t want to see Joe holding a belt, and talking shit on the mic?

What will most likely happen: I keep wanting to see AJ lose the belt, and every time I do that, he wins. Expect a hard fought win from AJ.

Braun Strowman vs. Roman Reigns

What I would like to happen: I want to see a fight between these two. I want to see that same intensity when they feuded earlier and got ambulances turned over, and trucks flying all over the place. Don’t even care about the outcome, Give us a “Holy Shit!” moment.

What will most likely happen: This match has so much potential, I see WWE dropping the ball on this one. Main reason, Mick Foley is the ref. I’ll expect him to take a bump from trying to make a three count, before getting thrown out of the ring by Strowman. I expect Corbin to come out, holding the briefcase, to try and cash it in for himself. Before he can make a pin, Kurt Angle returns and before he can say Corbin isn’t eligible, Roman goes for the pin on Corbin, and Foley makes the three count. Strowman pretty much gets punked and gets nothing.

The Fortnite journey begins….

I know I am literally late to the game, but I finally decided that I’m going to pick up the PlayStation 4 controller and give Fortnite the old gamers try. Don’t expect to much from me, because I did try my first round a few nights ago, and had no idea on how to pick up a weapon, or how to use it. I’m going to be in for some long nights.

One of the things that intrigued me about the game, is the open gameplay against 99 other people, trying to be the last player standing. Definitely a long way from the SOCOM nights I had with my buddy Mike, where you worked as team, to take out the other team. I think the most we had was 5 vs. 5 gameplay, on a small little map. Fortnite definitely makes SOCOM look like a kids game, so time to learn the island

Another thing that got my interest for this game, was being able to play as Thanos when you found the Infinity Gauntlet. If I can play as a Marvel Super Hero, I definitely have an interest in this game. Until I found out it was a temporary add on to the game, and I lost my chance.


But than Major League Baseball got involved with the game. There was a video of the Milwaukee Brewers playing Fortnite on the center field scoreboard. Who wouldn’t want to play Fortnite, or any other game, off an MLB scoreboard? Than David Price of the Boston Red Sox was playing the game. So if it’s cool that the Red Sox are playing the game, than I want to do cool stuff too. Until David got a bout of the carpal tunnel on his pitching hand, and started to pitch like shit. Luckily, the Red Sox took away the game, and Price has been pitching like a champ ever since. But a message to David Price, if he ever gets to read this, after the Red Sox win the World Series, and give you Fortnite back, I want to party with you and play Fortnite. Going to start practicing now.

So before I jumped into the game, I have been taking the time to watch people on Twitch play this game. There’s a lot strategies to apply, lots of communication to your teammates, and a whole lot of luck. But out of everyone that I have watched, one of the coolest gamers out there is bluewalker2023. He’s playing Fortnite the way it should be played, play to win while having a good time. He’s not throwing hate at people when he loses. Just brushes it off and plays another round. Than he allows other people to join his squad. Plays as all games should be played. Sit back and have fun. If you happen to be on Twitch, drop that man a follow.

Which now leads to me the dark side of Fortnite, which I have dubbed the digital version of crack. Like most online games, there are sore losers and name calling. The name calling isn’t recommended, but we all have to be tough and brush it off. What gets me now, are the stories with the youngsters and this game. Granted it’s a cool game to play with your friends, but parents are getting some angry kids when you take the game away. It starts with kids who are ignoring their responsibilities, staying up into the long hours of the night, and than can’t get up for school or concentrate while in class. So you do the right thing, and take out the reason that’s causing all this. One parent took the game away from a kid, and the kid started to hit the mother. It’s like we have little crack addicts running around, and the kids will do what they need to do to get their next hit. This scares me a little, because this becomes a case of politicians using video games as a reason for violence, which is a story for another day. But please, set up some rules for your kids. Digital crack is bad, mm’kay.

Witnessed another instance last week, where I went to Gamestop in search of a Funko Pop. A woman walks in, and says she needs $100 of the Fortnite money for her 12 year old son. I laughed under my breath, until she said she just spend $300 last week for Fortnite for her son. That’s when I stopped laughing and just looked at her. Guy behind the counter said “Wow, that’s a lot.” The jaw dropped when she said she already spent over $1,000 on Fortnite stuff overall, and almost seemed like she was proud of it, like she was being a good mom. But that’s not the end. She said her son was mad, because he was playing Fortnite on his PS4, and all his friends had an X-Box One. “How much does an X-Box One cost?” I almost became that Tracy Morgan meme, where he’s constantly shaking his said saying Nope, Nope, Nope, Nope. The guy behind the counter did the right thing and told the lady that he can sell her an X-Box, but he would have to create a new Fortnite account, because the systems won’t allow you to play cross platform, and everything he has now, won’t transfer over to the new account, so he would be starting off new. She did thing about it for a minute, and thankfully did not buy it. I lost a little faith in humanity, and certainly glad she didn’t make that purchase.

But that all leads me back to another reason to want to try Fortnite, and for what looks to be the future of gaming, cross platforming of video game titles. How great would it be to get a game like Fortnite, or Madden, or an adventure game like Diablo or Final Fantasy, and not have to worry what system to get it for? I have friends who play games we both like, but we have it for different systems. I would love to play Fortnite on my PS4, along with my friend who has an X-Box One, while we go and shoot the guy that has the Nintendo Switch. To me, this brings the gaming community closer. Might as well start with the game that can do that now, Fortnite. Currently sucks that the PS4 doesn’t cross platform with any other system, but that gives me enough time to practice while Sony gets their shit together.

But as I said, time to start with the Fortnite madness and let the fun begin. If you see me on the island, have mercy on my soul.



Anticipated WWE SummerSlam 2018 Results

It’s time for one of the top 4 PPV’s of the year with SummerSlam, and I’ll continue the trend of my Extreme Rules post, with what I would like to see happen and what will most likely happen, for each match. This will be a little tougher, as we saw some of the same matches at Extreme Rules. But let’s agree, disagree, and pop open a few Coke Zero’s while we guess what will happen on Sunday.

The B-Team vs. The Revival 

What I would like to happen: I would like if the tag team titles were not defended on the pre-show. This doesn’t give the title any credibility, and it’s like the WWE doesn’t even care. I would also like to see the Revival get the push they deserve. They should be given the straps, and be the team that helps rebuild the tag team division.

What will most likely happen: WWE isn’t giving the B-Team, The Revival or the tag team titles any type of push or credibility, so the B-Team retains, to give The Universe what it wants.

Rusev and Lana vs. Andrade Almas and Zelina Vega

What I would like to happen: Since Rusev went from a title match to the pre-show, just bury him softly, but give us a Happy Rusev Day

What will most likely happen: Aiden English will come to the ring, take a swing at Almas, but Almas will move, and Lana gets knocked in the face. Vega pins Lana.


Cedric Alexander vs. Drew Gulak

What I would like to happen: I would like for an angry Rusev to come out and beat them both down, since Rusev got downgraded to pre-show, as neither Rusev or I have no interest in this match

What will most likely happen: Cedric Alexander wins. No hype.

Daniel Bryan vs. The Miz

What I would like to happen: This is my sleeper pick for match of the night. This is the best feud that almost never happened, and the best feud that could keep going after SummerSlam. Best way to keep this feud going? Make this an AWEEEESOOOOME match, let them beat the hell out of each other, and let Miz use the ropes to pin Daniel Bryan,

What will most likely happen: A Lister > B+ Player. Miz for the win.

Finn Balor vs. Baron Corbin

What I would like to happen: If Anderson and Gallows don’t come out and beat the snot out of Corbin, and give us a Bullet Club moment, than let’s get this over with, because there’s still 23 matches on the card. Finn Balor for the win.

What will most likely happen: Finn won the last one, Corbin wins this one.

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Jeff Hardy

What I would like to happen: Same as last month’s prediction, I would like for Nakamura to get the win, because we need more of his heel promos.

What will most likely happen:  Jeff wins by DQ, as Orton comes out and interferes. Nakamura retains, and the Nakamura vs. Orton storyline begins.

Carmella vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte

What I would like to happen: I would have liked if Asuka won the title at Extreme Rules, as a three woman match between Asuka, Becky and Charlotte would have been match of the year. I would like for Becky to get her due and get the title.

What will most likely happen: WWE will go full circle and give the title back to Charlotte.

Dolph Ziggler vs. Seth Rollins

What I would like to happen: I would like to see Seth Rollins win, just so Drew McIntyre can get a shot at the Intercontinental Title. Drew would be a great heel IC champ, as he’s dropping great promos against Kurt Angle and the Universal Title.

What will most likely happen: This is set up for all 4 wrestlers in the ring, interference on both sides, botched inference, Dolph gets hit by Dean Ambrose, and Seth gets the win. Than set up a Drew vs. Seth story line that people will lose their shit over.

Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens

What I would like to happen: Watching Braun Strowman squash everyone and win everything, why didn’t he just challenge Brock Lesnar to a title match? Whatever direction the WWE is planning to go with Braun, they should have done it already, as he’s starting to bore me. So let’s get ready for KO Mania, and I sincerely hope, he finds a way to win that briefcase.

What will most likely happen: If you get thrown off a ladder, than a steal cage, what better way to pay a guy, than to let him win the briefcase. Gut tells me KO wins the match.

WWE SummerSlam 2015

The Bludgeon Brothers vs. The New Day

What I would like to happen: Quick, simple, easy. I care about this match as much as the WWE cares about any tag team match. This will be my break in the action, as this PPV has gone on for 3 days already. For the podcast ADC’s of Wrestling, and Basement Steve, I would like for The Bludgeon Brothers to win.

What will most likely happen: New Day wins.

Samoa Joe vs. AJ Styles

What I would like to happen: AJ, you’ve been great, but we need Samoa Joe to get that WWE belt around his waist. He’s earned it, as did you, after beating up John Cena. Nothing against long title runs, when you defend it on a regular basis, but we like our heel champions.

What will most likely happen: I wanted Rusev to be the next champion. AJ said no. Guessing he says no here as well. AJ retains, with another win in his title reign.


Ronda Rousey vs. Alexa Bliss

What I would like to happen: I would like to see Alexa Bliss not get her ass handed to her by Ronda Rousey. I do want Alexa to win, only because Ronda hasn’t wrestled enough to earn the title shot. I like Ronda, I just don’t want her portrayed as the female Brock Lesnar. But, I expect Ronda to be the new woman’s champ.

What will most likely happen: Ronda Rousey wins, probably in less than 3 minutes.

Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar

What I would like to happen: If you want my detailed prediction, check out my last post, “If SummerSlam can end like this…..”

For the quick answer, I want Kevin Owens to cash and win the title, to complete his mastery of the night

What will most likely happen: I don’t why, but I think Brock Lesnar retains the title.


This is what I want, what I really, really want….



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