The biggest story line currently is the Brock Lesnar/Paul Heyman vs John Cena program and I love it. The Summer Slam match was delightfully one-sided and highlighted a near-criminal Brock Lesnar mean streak. The Promo King, Paul Heyman, can take an average Raw from 0 to 100 (real quick). He’s just that damn good. #PaulLevesqueVoice.
The most interesting aspect of the feud however is John Cena. More specifically, the John Cena character, which is at its most compelling since the night after his Wrestlemania 28 loss to The Rock. His promo this past Monday (“I’m not going to beat Brock Lesnar, I’m going to beat Brock Lesnar's ass”) was a bullseye. No smiles, no jokes, no BS. Dare I say, a little Attitude.
SO, I’m a regular podcast listener and I thought I’d highlight 2 of my favorite wrestling FAN podcasts (not to be confused with podcasts done BY professional wrestlers or wrestling professionals, i.e. The Steve Austin Show, which is phenomenal in its own right).
Mat Men & Cheap Heat.
Too often, wrestling podcasts take themselves FAR too serious and feel the need to break down every segment of every show, offering whiny opinions and critiques about the (buzz word) "current product." So-And-So is being “buried.” Vince doesn’t know what he’s doing. The sky is falling. Miss me with all of that.
I’m a happy, life-having fan and so are the hosts of Mat Men & Cheap Heat. Briefly, Mat Men is a show featuring 3 best friends and lifelong fans from Queens, NY. Andrew Zarian, Rich Stambolian and Jon Layman discuss today’s shows, classic memories and even fantasy book from time to time. Cheap Heat is comprised of David Shoemaker (AKA The Masked Man) and Peter Rosenberg. Shoemaker is a phenomenal journalist (see HERE and HERE) and Rosenberg is a Hip Hop radio personality and DJ.
I recommend both shows. Click HERE for Mat Men and click HERE for Cheap Heat. You can also find them on iTunes.
Adam Rose…I’m just not a fan of his. Outside of his enterence music being pretty catchy, I can’t find anything I like about his character or in-ring work. The Rosebuds gimmick is corny, his matches aren’t interesting, and I generally find myself picking up my iPhone whenever he pops up on Raw, Smackdown, or NXT. He’s probably worked his ass off to get to this point so I can’t take anything away from the man himself. Nothing is easy about making it to the WWE main roster but, again, I’m just not fan. Nor am I a lemon and I don’t want to be a Rosebud either…
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Aaron Omar – War Stories & Love Letters (EP)
Listen to Aaron Omar tell his War Stories & Love Letters in it’s entirety after the break!
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AO’s Summer Slam 2014 predictions:
• Brock Lesnar over John Cena
• Stephanie McMahon over Brie Bella
• Roman Reigns over Randy Orton
• Paige over AJ Lee
• Seth Rollins over Dean Ambrose
• Dolph Ziggler over The Miz
• Rusev over Jack Swagger
• Bray Wyatt over Chris Jericho
• Cesaro over Rob Van Dam
lanithelion:When things in your life seem, almost too much to handle,
When 24 Hours in a day is not enough,
Remember the mayonnaise jar and 2 cups of coffee.
A professor stood before his philosophy class
and had some items in front of him.
When the class began, wordlessly,
He picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar
And proceeded to fill it with golf balls.
He then asked the students, if the jar was full.
They agreed that it was.
The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured
them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly.
The pebbles rolled into the open Areas between the golf balls.
He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.
The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar.
Of course, the sand filled up everything else.
He asked once more if the jar was full. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’
The professor then produced two cups of coffee from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar, effectively
filling the empty space between the sand. The students laughed.
‘Now,’ said the professor, as the laughter subsided,
‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life.
The golf balls are the important things - family,
children, health, Friends, and Favorite passions –
Things that if everything else was lost and only they remained, Your life would still be full.
The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, house, and car.
The sand is everything else —The small stuff.
‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ He continued,
there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls.
The same goes for life.
If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff,
You will never have room for the things that are important to you.
Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.
Play With your children.
Take time to get medical checkups.
Take your partner out to dinner.
There will always be time to clean the house and fix the disposal.
‘Take care of the golf balls first —
The things that really matter.
Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.
One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the coffee represented.
The professor smiled
‘I’m glad you asked’.
It just goes to show you that no matter how full your life may seem,
There’s always room for a couple of cups of coffee with a friend.’
I believe that this is one of the smartest things I’ve ever heard<3
this professor is amazing
Wise words from a decent man
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