With the Wyatts' act growing somewhat stale lately, it seems like a good time for a shakeup. And while I mostly like how they've handled the Wyatts so far, a "cult" that never draws any new members comes across as pretty weak.
The WWE roster is full of so many options — guys and girls who logically would be disillusioned with the WWE machine and ready to "follow the buzzards" — that it could be anybody from Big E to a newcomer from NXT who makes the turn. Do you think this is a possibility, and/or something that should happen?
Uh oh, Chris Walker should be concerned, because he’s already been supplanted as the hot topic of discussion in my inbox by THE WYATT FAMILY. IWC has been looking at the Wyatt Family program as a step down for Daniel Bryan and CM Punk, but this is their right of passage to make stars and Luke Harper could very well benefit from this.If they bounce around the ring for him, I’m thinking Harper could be money if he gets the opportunity. Harper has the size, the Mick Foley-esque look, can take some sick bumps and obviously has some skills that can be further developed in the WWE style.
Your thoughts on this matter? He needs to trim that fucking beard. Hey Scott, do you agree that Harper seems to be the “chosen one” (similar to Reigns for The Shield) who is already built up as the big star out of his group? he’s getting the most ring time by far (unlike Reigns though, who is more protected and almost unbeatable right now), he has his distinctive “catchphrase” (yeah yeah yeah / Reigns: ROAAAAARRRR), the big impressive finisher AND brutal finisher nr 2 (Spinning Clothesline & Big Boot / Reigns: Spear & Powerbomb) and getting the singles matches (unlike Reigns).
keep on rockin’! He’s already a more impressive worker than Bray Wyatt is, and that can only help him. You’ll notice we barely even see Rowen on TV in the ring. I think actually that dumping Rowen and replacing him with a repackaged Ohno would not be the worst idea in the world. I think he’s a good guy to put in there with the smaller guys because he can bump around with them and have good matches, but he’s not big enough to go in there with the big guys and look like a star, so there’s probably a good little midcard niche for him. Roman Reigns, however, is gonna be the guy, so we might as well accept it now and get to like him. He does have an awesome wrestling name, at least.
Not quite sure how I came about it, but I've recently been DVRing "Family Guy" re-runs on TBS and Cartoon Network (circa 2009-2011 or so), and I am a bit surprised how good I still found the show to be. I was an avid re-run viewer during its cancellation in those few years prior to 2005 when the show returned again, and I was even more a fan after the return. After a few years of the show's return I suppose I just got out of the habit, although I never felt that the show got stale or anything. Sure there have been some terrible eps over the years (all shows have them), but I'll be damned if even after 7 years back on the air a lot of these eps never fail to slay me. It's my understanding that it's become far more "cool" to hate on Family Guy these days, but outside of a handful of bad shows, I'm not getting the hate.
So, I know you were a fan because it's been well documented on the blog, but do you still watch? If not, is it more out of getting out of a habit or a show quality issue?
The shark-jumping moment for me was definitely Brian eating the poppy diaper in the bank vault. The switch to HD momentarily renewed the show, but it's been incredibly hit-or-miss since then and I've been kind of letting them pile up on the DVR for a while now. The Brian & Stewie time travel episode was pretty great, but as noted otherwise it's been a parade of gross-out jokes as of late. I'm not losing sleep over missing it, I've got all the seasons on DVD and it's available on Netflix and all over syndication anyway.