Category - TV Reports

Tough Enough episode 10 season finale report

Tough Enough

Before we dive into our season finale recap, I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took the time to read these recaps and share their feedback over the past 10 weeks.  It’s been a fun experience for me, one which has allowed me to occasionally vent my frustrations to a group of individuals who actually care. I know...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/24/2015

Raw

Monday Night Raw TV Report for August 24th, 2015 – “’Bombshells Dropped!” Introduction Segment: Video Promo The poster of Summerslam featuring The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar is the opening shot and then we here Triple H’s voice. The WWE’s C.O.O. touts SummerSlam’s success, and says it is because of Seth Rollins, who kept his WWE...

Tough Enough episode 9 report

Tough Enough

The result of the penultimate episode of this season’s Tough Enough was clear – only two men will remain and advance to the finals!  Knowing that their days could be numbered, Tanner and Josh found themselves bonding over their disdain for how ZZ continuously garners so much crowd support.  In what has become commonplace each week...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/17/2015

RAW

SummerSlam 2015 is this Sunday, and this is the “go-home” show for Raw! We know that both The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar will be in the building, so what will go down between the two behemoths on the path to their war at the Pay-Per-View? Also, John Cena has officially accepted Seth Rollins challenge, to square off for both the United States...

Tough Enough episode 8 report

Tough Enough

The August 11th edition of WWE’s Tough Enough had to be, without a shadow of a doubt, the best episode of the season (save for maybe the pre-show special).  This week, we finally had the opportunity to see what we’ve all been waiting for all season long: actual wrestling! All hands were on deck for this week’s episode as we...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/10/2015

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We are less than two weeks away – 13 days to be precise – from the expanded four hour SummerSlam! The card is starting to shape up, with the main-event of Undertaker and Lesnar being built very well. What will be the next point in their saga tonight? Also, Bray Wyatt, Luke Harper, Roman Reigns, and Dean Ambrose will clash in Tag-Team action at...

Tough Enough episode 7 report

Tough Enough

Coming into this week, there was a lot of rumored news on both social media and wrestling sites about how WWE Executives wanted ZZ off the show.  While it isn’t totally clear if these rumors came from real WWE decision makers or were just opinions of several wrestling reporting gurus, the WWE didn’t do much to dispel them with the...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 08/03/2015

RAW

It is sad that I have to write about another loss of a great so soon, with the passing of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper last week. As I have done before, I will not give this Raw episode a title or offer my thoughts on the show itself; I will just give my memories of Roddy and what I think he meant to wrestling. Monday Night Raw TV Report for August...

Tough Enough episode 6 report

Tough Enough

With Tough Enough favorite Patrick Clark eliminated, this week’s episode promised to carry a certain level of intrigue with it as we watched to see who would emerge as the new front runner in the competition.  After an opening montage of ZZ paying homage to Patrick with a shrine, of sorts, and a tease of tension between Amanda and Chelsea...

Tough Enough episode 5 report

Tough Enough

Wow!  That’s the only word I can use to describe episode 5 of WWE’s Tough Enough.  Coming into this week’s episode, we all knew that we could expect some of this season’s favorites to be in jeopardy, purely because all of the bland and obnoxious competitors have all been booted.  But never did I expect the shocker of...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 07/20/2015

RAW

Last night at Battleground, there was a major return and a major reunion; both will have an immediate affect on Raw tonight as well as the next month-and-a-bit, at least! I won’t spoil for anybody who wants to be surprised reading this report, so I will just start recapping. Monday Night Raw TV Report for July 20th, 2015 Introduction Segment:...

Tough Enough episode 4 report

Tough Enough

The first three weeks of Tough Enough felt relatively bland, as the judges were able to very easily cut otherwise forgettable competitors such as Hank, Alex, and Daria.  With the sudden loss of Dianna, I got a bit worried that the judges’ votes would suddenly be swayed towards the men of the barracks in an effort to keep balance. Instead, we...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 07/13/2015

RAW

Monday Night Raw TV Report for July 13th, 2015 Introduction Segment: Video Promo Recap of the feud between Brock Lesnar and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins is shown. Segment #2: Welcoming and Arena Promo Michael Cole greets us from Atlanta, Georgia, then Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman enter. Paul E. talks about Lesnar being the...

Tough Enough episode 3 report

Tough Enough

Tough Enough returns for it’s July 7th episode this week without the company of Alex Frekey and just as soon as the episode starts, so does the drama inside the barracks! Our First Competitor Quits It’s become increasingly obvious over the past two weeks that The Miz’s job as the host of Tough Talk is to stir the pot among the...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 07/06/2015

RAW

Once again, Raw is emanating from my favorite American city and the hometown of the 2015 Stanley Cup Champions Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago, Illinois. The biggest question surrounding Raw tonight is “how will the usual ‘super hot’ crowd react to the goings on in the WWE?” Brock Lesnar is scheduled to be on Raw tonight, so what will he do in...

Tough Enough episode 2 report

Tough Enough

Hello, Good Morning, or Good Evening – Wherever you are or wherever you may be – and thanks for checking out Wrestling Online’s Tough Enough recap report. After a five year absence, WWE’s Tough Enough returned last week on the USA Network with an entirely new format and a cast of 13 hopefuls vying for a WWE contract.  Over the course of...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/29/2015

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With The Authority back in full-force, it appears as Brock Lesnar has to watch his back. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, and Director Of Operations Kane all laid a beat-down on the #1 Contender to the WWE World Heavyweight Champion last week on Raw; how will “The Beast Incarnate” and his advocate, Paul Heyman...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/22/2015

RAW

In just under four weeks, it will be Battleground, where we already know two of the matches. One of them is a grudge match, which is now turning sadistic between Roman Reigns and Bray Wyatt; and the other is for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, with Seth Rollins putting on the line against the recently-returned Brock Lesnar! The latter bout...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/15/2015

RAW

As I have done before, in paying my own respects to the late-great Dusty Rhodes, I will give my reflections on him, and not my usual title for Raw or “rumblings” on tonight’s show. Monday Night Raw TV Report for June 15th, 2015 Introduction Segment: In Memoriam Dusty Rhodes’ ten-bell salute and video tribute from Money In The Bank starts...

Monday Night Raw TV report for 06/08/2015

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We are just six nights away from Money in The Bank, where not only a new wrestler will hold a contract for a shot at the WWE World Heavyweight Championship up to one year, but also Seth Rollins puts said WWE World Heavyweight Championship on the line in another Ladder Match against Dean Ambrose. Ambrose still has the title in his possession, so...