Monday, May 7, 2012

Dexcon 15 Signature Events

Between Rich changing jobs recently and Diabolik running Pro Tour Qualifiers for Magic there has been very little time to sit down and produce the podcast.
We've been asked to be the official broadcasting partner for Dexcon 15 taking place July 4 through July 8.
I'm sure you are questioning what that means. Short answer is live coverage of 4 of Dexcon's Brand New Signature Events Series.

What are these Signature Events? Well I'd suggest going to www.dexposure.com for the best information, but I'll give a rundown on what Bacon Ice Cream will be doing.

First things first we have the $5000 (that's not a typo)  Interactive Puzzle Challenge where 30 participants will be locked in a ballroom and have 5 hours to solve a puzzle. Every hour that ticks away takes with it $1000 from the prize pool. Bacon Ice Cream will be live streaming the contest to the rest of the convention along with allowing those unlucky people who can't make it to Dexcon to watch live online. <br>

Then we have Space Cadet Live. Space Cadet the board game is an upcoming release from Stronghold Games but the creators have decided to make it a live action game as well. The live game will have teams of players competing for a grand prize of $1000. Each team will be in charge of a different section of a spaceship and will have to deal with the different situations that arise over the course of the game. We will be live broadcasting this as well as streaming it live to the internet for everyone to experience.

For those of us familiar with Warhammer 40K there is going to be a spectacular Team Space Marine tournament where squads of players with put on Space Marine Armor and duke it out for $1000 prize pool which will also be available to watch live on site and online.

Bacon Ice Cream has also been asked to stream the Iron GM Challenge that will get the winning GM an invite to GenCon. Basically GMs will be given unknown elements to then incorporate and create a RPG game which will then have players vote on after playing through the campaign.

All in all we are very excited about the new and improved Dexcon 15. With over $10,000 in prizes going out to the winners we expect a lot of excited and exhausted people over the Fourth of July weekend.

You should check out www.dexposure.com for more information about the other Signature Events along with details on how to pre-register for the entire (or part of) convention.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Diabolik's Daily Dose Episode 3 - January 5, 2012

Diabolik is back and talks the upcoming Legend of the Five Rings Core Set and other nonsense and ridiculousness...

Diabolik's Daily Dose Episode 2 - Jaunary 4, 2012

Diabolik is back and talking about the state of TNA Wrestling going into 2012 and the Return of Chris Jericho to the WWE.

Diabolik's Daily Dose Episode 1 - January 2, 2012

Diabolik starts up the FlashCast duties with the new show, Diabolik's Daily Dose. This will be a free form podcast that should not be more than 20 minutes in length for any one episode. It will allow for the things that Diabolik and Rich used to talk about on Bacon Ice Cream Sundae to be addressed while schedule conflicts are worked out.

This episode is a basic introduction and explanation as to what to expect from upcoming Diabolik's Daily Dose episodes.

Diabolik's Daily Dose Episode 1

Friday, July 29, 2011

Working on something that could be cool...

I just recorded something that I am considering turning into a new project.

More to come after the weekend.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 11:19 This ended up being covered in Geek's Compass of Episode 27 very briefly but I just sat down to watch it and it... fb.me/DjZV9X3n
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, July 9, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 01:09 Dexcon has been a blast so far. Lots of friends hanging out and playing games. Rich and I recorded Episode 27 of... fb.me/DuSEW6mU
  • 01:19 Dexcon 13 has been a blast so far. Lots of friends hanging out and playing games. Rich and I even recorded Episode... fb.me/EdGUsB4Q
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 12:54 Dexcon coming up this Wednesday.
  • 00:28 I just watched all of Season 2 of Sons of Anarchy. It was a great Season, I just wish it ended a little less anti-climatically.
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, July 2, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 13:16 This is a friend's webcomic. I've been a fan of his work for a very long time. Go check it out.... fb.me/DTmms6j2
-- DIABOLIK

Thursday, July 1, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day........... -- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day........... -- DIABOLIK

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day........... -- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 18:30 I completely forgot to post the link for Episode 24 because I didn't want to wake up Danae with the Twitter post.... fb.me/Be6Ks10q
  • 23:16 Yeah. Bacon Ice Cream Sundae had to split up it's E3 coverage because we didn't want to run super long. So you can... fb.me/AHevIku6
  • 23:24 The actual Episode 25 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae can be found at www.pplay.net/Sundae/BicSundaeEp25.mp3 fb.me/z7BNW7ms
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, June 18, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 11:52 Not trying to spoil anything from Slammiversary....but my skin was buzzing and full of goosebumps during the Jesse... fb.me/ClwUbLnr
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, June 14, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 18:41 If anyone hasn't seen The show The Mentalist I highly recommend it. A former "psychic" teams with a police force to... bit.ly/cESz1I
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 02:07 The latest episode of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae is up with a new format to try to streamline things. Though we did... bit.ly/caB8sV
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, June 7, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 19:17 Just finished getting the Platinum Trophy in Heavy Rain. Tons of time invested but I think it was fairly worth it.... bit.ly/dwPaDk
  • 01:35 Oh wonderful and faithful laptop. Why did someone feel the need to click on something when you were unattended by... bit.ly/9Od7DW
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, June 4, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 01:34 I think I might have finally fixed my computer which is why Part 2 of Episode 22 hasn't been put up here yet. Part... bit.ly/9B8Fb3
  • 01:46 I just finished watching the first season of The Beast. It was a really decent show. It sucks that there might not... bit.ly/atZLCn
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 12:39 Part 1 of Episode 22 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae is done and posted to Itunes and all the other media outlets. Part 1... bit.ly/9mzrsx
  • 12:42 Part 1 of Episode 22 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae is done and posted to Itunes and all the other media outlets. Part 1... bit.ly/bPS19G
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 17:22 Rich and I are going to be recording Bacon Ice Cream Sundae Episode 22 later on this evening. Or at least that is... bit.ly/cqRI6N
-- DIABOLIK

Sunday, May 30, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 19:54 2774.....that's a ton to get through.... bit.ly/bUdR9p
  • 01:24 Just beat Heavy Rain with keeping all my characters alive. bit.ly/ckI3h1
-- DIABOLIK

Saturday, May 29, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 04:01 So I just figured out that I have filled my entire 500 Gig External Hard Drive just with stuff converted for my... bit.ly/9PhRaJ
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, May 24, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 02:11 Just started watching the tv show Justified. First episode was pretty good. I've got 3 episodes on the PSP.... bit.ly/bkpIgE
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 21:27 As advertised: Episode 21 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae is ready for download and listening. Part 1 has The Newsline,... bit.ly/beOvKp
  • 21:29 Part 2 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae covers The Fast Count, The Geek's Compass, The PMP Roll and The Rant Round Up and... bit.ly/aAR0Tv
  • 21:31 Show Notes for Episode 21 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae can be found at delicious.com/BICSundae/Episode21 bit.ly/cUfNyX
-- DIABOLIK

Thursday, May 13, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 14:57 It took a month, but Episode 20 is finally done and recorded. All sorts of new bells and whistles have been... bit.ly/9mfvPN
  • 14:59 It took a month, but Episode 20 is finally done and recorded. All sorts of new bells and whistles have been added,... bit.ly/bTgoix
  • 15:05 Part 1 of Episode 20 is up on the servers and ready to be listened to. Part 1 has The Newsline, Byte Size Gaming... bit.ly/cGpHYR
  • 15:06 Part 2 of Episode 20 has The Fast Count, Geek's Compass, PMP Roll and Rant Round Up. The Episode can be found at... bit.ly/c0mZEc
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 11:20 Alright. Episode 20. the one Rich and I have been talking about all new stuff for....has been delayed. Clearly... bit.ly/9t9dQa
-- DIABOLIK

Thursday, April 8, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 15:26 Ah yes. The slightly delayed Episode 19 which is leading into the slightly newer format of Episode 20. There was... bit.ly/bJNxKK
  • 15:28 Part 2 of Episode 19 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae starts oiut with a huge amount of The Fast Count, where Rich and I... bit.ly/ayi3kf
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, March 26, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day........... -- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 17:13 Part 1 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae Episode 16 is up and ready for consumption. Part 1 has the entire Newsline for... bit.ly/aN6lxg
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, March 8, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 13:41 Watching Battlestar Galactica Season 3 right now. What a fucking mind trip.... bit.ly/9eZYZj
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, March 5, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 13:57 I just finished reading the Penance: Relentless mini-series from Marvel. I really enjoyed it. I like how it... bit.ly/bN4UiE
-- DIABOLIK

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Penance: Relentless

I just finished reading the Penance: Relentless mini-series from Marvel.

I really enjoyed it. I like how it explained some stuff that really didn't matter to the Marvel Universe, but it addressed it anyway.

The first 2.5 issues kind of drug on, but when I started to figure out what the deal was really, I really got into it and wouldn't put it down until I finished. Paul Jenkins did a great job on the story.

Monday, March 1, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 14:56 Getting my hands on a copy of Heavy Rain for a couple of days! bit.ly/ap4IeQ
  • 23:52 The ever elusive Part 2 of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae Episode 15 has been recorded and posted. It has The Director's... bit.ly/co6r5k
  • 23:54 Rich and I just did our Post Con wrap up for Dreamation 2010 and Wicked Faire... bit.ly/9uW7qI
  • 23:55 Part 2 of Episode 15 and the Post Con wrap up are both posted on the wall. Listen and be ... something. bit.ly/a1LBzK
-- DIABOLIK

Sunday, February 28, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 03:47 Alright, with all of the damn snow that got dumped on top of NJ, Rich and I are planning on recording Part 2 of... bit.ly/bw7WPq
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, February 19, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 15:30 Fun with colors!
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, February 15, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 20:52 Watching Breaking Bad Season 2. It is almost addicting. bit.ly/cPkGyH
-- DIABOLIK

Sunday, February 14, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 21:52 Part 1 of Episode 15 is up. It consists of the Newline for this Episode. More to come... bit.ly/amvDRR
-- DIABOLIK

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 14:53 Fucking snow. Way to fuck up Rich and I recording Bacon Ice Cream Sundae Episode 15. We'll see if the snow let's up... bit.ly/dcjBxO
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 11:13 Rich and I sat down at the alternate studio for convenience sake and put on the clock for Episode 14. Most topics... bit.ly/9QTISw
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 16:01 Episode 13 ended up being a 2 part episode this week. Part 1 includes the newly dubbed "Newsline" and "Byte Sized... bit.ly/4Jct9C
  • 16:02 Episode 13 ended up being a 2 part episode this week. Part 1 includes the newly dubbed "Newsline" and "Byte Sized... bit.ly/8NOOrk
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, January 22, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 23:00 Wow I suck at the keeping up on the updating the page to let people know that there are episodes of Sundae... bit.ly/6T188n
  • 23:08 And yeah Episode 12 is up too. That was done almost a week ago. I suck... bit.ly/7XvQ4g
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day........... -- DIABOLIK

Monday, January 11, 2010

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 22:26 No sundae today. Rich's computer keeps crashing on me.
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 12:27 Ah, Rich and I get the cast down to 2 hours this week. 9 podcasts in 9 weeks.... Hopefully we can keep the trend... bit.ly/6mLkC7
  • 12:29 Rich and I finally get a podcast in that is under 3 hours this month! This marks 9 Episodes in 9 Weeks. Go... bit.ly/7mDtIi
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 21:07 Another long episode. It's good, just long. We need to figure out a more defined format or... bit.ly/71DhYv
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 03:43 Well another Epic Episode is done and uploaded for people to consume. Good Luck with it. It's more epic than... bit.ly/6RHSZY
-- DIABOLIK

Saturday, December 12, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 17:02 Oi, the process of getting Episode 6 out was excruciating. It took us 4 days to compile it but it is up and ready... bit.ly/7ntAnI
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 12:05 Ok, tiny itty bitty problem with last night's show. The computer we were recording on decided it didn't like us and... bit.ly/5TVguh
  • 22:17 I very much thought that I'd be able to get the entire show converted and uploaded today. That is not going to... bit.ly/8Dcyb9
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 23:26 Rich and I are sitting down to do another episode of Bacon Ice Cream Sundae. That makes 6 weeks of putting up with... bit.ly/5UueCl
-- DIABOLIK

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 03:22 Rich and I sat put together another epic episode this week. We talk about our Black Friday experience and a variety... bit.ly/8mBijf
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 20:04 The latest Episode is up and running hot off our servers to the Zune Marketplace and Itunes, and here and on... bit.ly/4NC6Yz
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 21:16 The fucking trailer for the new Jonah Hex movie that just got debuted at the Retail Expo is fucking awesome. Amazing!
-- DIABOLIK

Sunday, October 11, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 14:13 Lol. You got grabbed for that? Her voice is cuttig through me.
  • 14:26 At the wrestling panel at vgxpo with the Blue Meanie.
  • 15:47 One white kid break dancing with 10 black kid and he's almost the best one here.
-- DIABOLIK

Friday, October 9, 2009

This wonderful weekend

So part of the crew of Bacon Ice Cream is going to be heading to the VGXPO at the Philadelphia Convention Center, and then Diabolik will be going on to the Diamond / Alliance Retailer's Summit in Baltimore on Sunday Monday and Tuesday.

It's going to be an entertaining weekend. Sarcasm intended.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 16:46 I was tinking the same exact thing. I think i would have had to have words with the banks and the lawyer and realty agent and ...
-- DIABOLIK

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Ex Illis Demo Thoughts

Yep. I'm back. And hopefully I won't be taking as long a break as this last one...And I know I keep saying that.

So this past Saturday I was treated to an appearance of Eric Harlaux (formerly of the Asmodee game company) who I have interviewed a few times from Dreamation and Dexcon and who had been sorely missed at those conventions over the last year (for those who saw the Opening Ceremonies video at Dexcon (which we will have posted sometime soonish as my PC decided to kill itself and I have not had the opportunity to get it repaired) he had quite an entertaining impact on the shows). Eric stopped by The Only Game In Town in Somerville NJ to show off Ex Illis, a game that Bastion Studio is developing.

Ex Illis is a miniatures game with a twist. It uses a computer (or Ipod Touch) to replace the dice rolling that is common in war games. I was skeptical of this approach, especially since many minis players have their own superstitions when it comes to dice rolling, and you can actually see the outcome of the actions you are taking. I was given the opportunity to demo the game with the kit they brought with them.

My first impressions of the game: I like the plastic tiles that come with the Deluxe starter (I forget what they call it) because it gives a little depth to the playing field. I also appreciated the fact that the packaging that came with the Deluxe Starter was built to hold the plastic tiles, and they include little clips to prevent the tiles from sitting on each other and scratching the paint job that would take time to complete.

The miniatures themselves look pretty cool. Well at least the human models. The demon imps and the huge construct looking things were a little awkward, but what can you do. There is a wide variety of different units in the game and a few of the look fun to paint. The minis do come on a sprue and you would have to assemble and paint them, but for myself and other miniature players that is half (or even more) of the fun.

Now for the demo. The demo was set up for a 3x3 grid as our playing field. My opponent and I each had control of 3 units a piece. The program asked us for terrain pieces which allowed us to place a forest and some fencing in some of the grids. On the application it was as easy as dragging the forest to the square that it was going to be on, and then taking a forest that the store had and putting it in that same square on the real board. We then placed our units in our starting areas and pressed play and we were off.

The program we were using was being hosted on an Ipod touch (or Iphone as I don't really know the difference) and we were playing in Hot Seat mode, which meant we were both playing with the same device running the program. There is the option for both players to have their own devices which would prevent you from passing the device or standing up to allow the other player to be in front of the computer. The program tells you which unit has the initiative to go first, and unlike any minis game I have ever played, you aren't moving and shooting and doing other actions for all of your units all at once. It may switch back and forth as it did with my opponent, where I had the first unit that could do something and then he had 2 units that did actions, then one for me then one for him and back to me for my last unit and then my first unit again. Most minis games have one player do everything he is going to do and then have the other player do everything. I feel this gives the game a little more strategy and realism as you can react differently and assess threats better.

The program shows you what actions the unit can take, and there is a help toggle that lets you click on an action button and it will tell you what the action does, and the amount of stamina the action takes. You then toggle off the help and select what action you want your unit to take, from moving, to charging to ranged attacks, to a defensive stance. Let's say I have a unit charge into another square with my opponent's unit in it. The program will show an animation while it is calculating the hits, misses, and armor saves that happen in the game, and then tell you to remove how ever many models may have been killed. As the player you should have moved the unit into the square with your enemy. It was pretty simple and easy. The most complex thing that I had to figure out was what each of the actions did since I was unfamiliar with the icons that were displayed, but aside from that it was straight forward.

Now in the demo the point was to destroy all of the opposing units. I believe that is also the goal of the regular game. All in all it took my opponent and I about 15 minutes to play our our demo. Part of that was trash talking since we are buddies, but the game was fast paced.

I saw the paper map that the regular start comes with, and after comparing it to the plastic tiles the tiles are a lot better. They can be configured in different ways, they have depth and texture. The paper map was ok, it was glossy and colored, but nothing compared to the tiles.

I spoke with Giancarlo and Eric after the demo and gave them the good ol' Diabolik hard hitting, no punches pulled reaction to the game. I threw questions at them, such as whether there would be a way to play without the computer, which is a no since there are so many calculations that come into play. One of the pitch statements they used was that I wouldn't have to carry around my rulebook and codex to reference things. My retort was that I had to bring a laptop with my minis to play the game. They retorted with I could use an Ipod Touch, which I pointed out I did not own, nor did I have an intention of owning one. I also pointed out, and mainly because they seemed to be dismissing my opinion, that there could be times that I would not have a place to plug in a laptop where it would be a safe solution, in particular the room I was in doing the demo, especially if it was crowded. Aside from them dismissing that argument they were very excited about the game and they wanted us to ask questions.

Now the way I understand it is that the starter sets are supposed to be entirely fielded against each other. All 54 models (which to be honest is not a lot of models if you are used to minis games...) against another 54 models. The idea here is that your models earn experience points and they can level up and get better skills or spells or what have you. this is something that you never see with traditional minis games, aside from the smaller scale things like Mordheim. And I loved Mordheim because I was able to level up my guys and they could get injured or killed. From there they will be releasing more units about every month they say (I kind of hope it's like every 2 months to allow things a better pace).

All in all I will be getting into this game and I look forward to playing it. Plus sides are cool models, cool maps (with the deluxe one), earning experience, and quickness of the game. Downsides are needing the computer or Ipod, lack of opponents to gain experience when I have the free time, according to Giancarlo the fact that I would have to choose to split my models into 2 armies to play someone else or as one army which means I can't loan someone my models to teach them how to play. The software end of things seems to limit my ability to get people into the game where I would have to decide to split my models or use the whole thing. I suggested him looking into the ability to switch between the two, or have a demo mode set up in the software to allow me to switch and show someone using my models and then switch back and play someone with my full forces.

I look forward to this game coming out. To the point where I might be tempted to buy an Ipod Touch just so I can play the game without needing to move my laptop every time I want to play.

Check out the Ex Illis Website for more information.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Transformers 2 Review - Spoilers and Anger inside

I went to see Transformers 2 last night. I must state that this post will have spoilers. And anger. And let me say that I enjoyed the first movie. I was looking forward to this movie.

So the movie starts out by telling us that the Autobots have teamed up with the US Military to hunt down and destroy Decepticons because they are looking for something. So they airlift Optimus into China to beat up in a Decepticon (I have no idea if they named it or not) and it was hard to tell what was going on in the fight since everything looked like metal moving around with the camera a little too close at times.

And then we find Spike/Sam is about to leave for college. He's talking to Megan Fox and talking about him giving her his torn up sweatshirt from the first movie when a shard of the Allspark falls out of it... BECAUSE THE GOVERNMENT WHO IS HELL BENT ON KEEPING THE CYBERTRONIANS A SECRET DIDN'T CHECK THE KID WHO JUST DEFEATED MEGATRON WITH A METAL BOX. Nope. He deactivated Megatron and they said good job, here's a pat on the back and head on home. We'll help your family pay for stuff and let you keep an alien car in your garage, but we won't check you for other instances of alien technology.

But I digress. So Spike/Sam goes to pick up the shard and it either shocks him or burns him and he drops it and it burns through the floor and the table and the floor and makes all the appliances in the house go crazy.....BECAUSE THE KID HAD CARRIED THE ALLSPARK AROUND THE GODDAMN CITY AND IT NEVER HURT HIM, BUT NOW THIS LITTLE PIECE HURTS HIM. Not to mention how the Allspark fucking made a shard.

Again, I digress. So he gives the shard to Megan Fox (so we have have more reasons to see her sweaty and in skimpy clothes) and she locks it in her safe. Yep. Let's not turn that piece of alien artifact over to the military so that Decepticons don't come and try to rape me, instead my safe is going to protect it and my virtue. Well not my virtue as I lost that when I deflowered Spike/Sam.

Soundwave hacks a military satellite and eavesdrops on the most non secure conversation about top secret topics I think I could imagine. So he finds out where this other shard of the Allspark is located and also where Megatron is being kept. So he shoots Ravage down to the planet and he prances around for a bit before vomiting down an exhaust shaft and releasing a billion marbles that all roll out onto the floor where the shard is kept, and they all transform into tiny little Decepticons and then they all form up into on really flat robot (never named but maybe it was supposed to be rumble) who steals the shard and then the Destructicons take the shard down to Megatron and awaken him and he jumps out of the ocean and flies into space where he easily finds Starscream who has been breeding little Decepticons without the proper amount of Energon (was this the first mention of Energon in the movie franchise?). Megatron belittles Starscream and then goes and talks to his Master, The Fallen. Now in a franchise where everything is named...why is this character named for his status and not a real name. And the back story they give him later doesn't even say he had a different name (or if it did it was not clear) so wouldn't you assume that in a group of 7 guys that are working together, the one named The Fallen is going to do something that makes him, I dunno, fall out of favor with you? I mean if he joined the group and said "Hi, I'm The Fallen" I think I would just slit his throat and not worry about being betrayed later.

And yet again, I digress.

So the fallen tells us that only a Prime can defeat him, but because there is only one Prime left he doesn't bother to go down to try and help get the thing that will give them Energon.

While this is going on Spike/Sam has had a map downloaded into his brain that should be leading to this the key to allow access to the machine that will gather Energon. He starts going a little crazy, but there is one blonde girl that is all sorts of interested in him even though if this were me no woman would have talked to me after what she went through. Megan Fox flies from LA (with a Decepticon in a trunk that isn't flagged by airport security, go figure) to wherever vaguely veiled place Spike/Sam was going to school just in time to see Spike/Sam making out with this girl. Well it turns out she is a Decepticon....YES A DECEPTICON THAT CAN TRANSFORM INTO A HUMAN....BECAUSE THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN COMPLETELY EASIER THAN TRYING TO TURN INTO A TANK OR A BUS OR A CAR OR A BOOMBOX. Then they would have, I dunno, been harder to detect. So hot terminator Decepticon tries to rape the mind of Spike/Sam because they have figured out that he downloaded this map from the Shard. WHY DIDN"T THIS MAP DOWNLOAD INTO HIM IN THE FIRST MOVIE?!?!?!? HE WAS HOLDING THE WHOLE ALLSPARK!

So female transforming terminator gets beaten by Megan Fox running a car into a big pot. Speaking of pot, Spike/Sam's mom getting fucked up on pot brownies was funny, but very unnecessary. So Spike/Sam and Megan Fox and the whiny roommate get captured and Megatron is going to remove Spike/Sam's brain and then they are rescued (without clear definition as to how the Autobots found them) and then Optimus (I think) fights like every Decepticon and ends up getting killed and then the rest of the Autobots show up. Why the other Autobots weren't with Optimus I will never figure out.

So Optimus is dead, Megatron and The Fallen declare that they want Spike/Sam's head and he goes into hiding. Then they go and track down this guy who runs a website that turns out to be the Section 7 commander (John Turturro) who then shows them classified stolen files that he conveniently had the opportunity to steal from Section 7 before he was fired. Then they go talk to the captured Decepticon that Megan Fox is carrying around who translates the symbols that Spike/Sam is seeing and that leads them to the Aerospace Museum where the shard of the AllSpark activates an Ancient Transformer that is disguised as a Blackbird who switched sides from Decepticons to Autobots but needs a cane to move around and is suffering from dementia. I'd love to know when he took the form of the Blackbird and when he was put into the Aerospace Museum because he would have had to be working at some point between 1964 and 1998 but he is acting like he is super old. Jetfire transports them to Egypt and then tells the story of the Matrix of Power and how The Fallen betrayed (SHOCKER!) the other Primes and they stole the Matrix of Power and hid it so he couldn't activate a giant machine that would destroy the Sun and convert it into Energon.

So we have Bumblebee, Mudflap, and Skidz and Megan Fox and annoying roommate, S7 guy and Spike/Sam in the desert trying to figure out the riddle that Jetfire left them with. So Spike/Sam figures it out and they head to the place that they think it leads to and then Skidz and Mudflap fight and break a way (conveniently) into the chamber where the Primes are hidden that conveniently had a whole building built around them. Spike/Sam lifts up the Matrix of Leadership and it disintegrates and then Spike/Sam scoops it up and puts it in a sock. Yep, a sock. I have no idea where the sock came from, but a sock.

In this process they have asked for the dead body of Optimus to be dropped off in the middle of the desert so that Spike/Sam can resurrect him and the NEST guys (the military branch that is working with the Autobots) go AWOL and get their command structure to back them without question. They then sit in the desert and wait for the Decepticons to attack or wait for Spike/Sam to show up to bring Optimus back to life. Then we get like 12 Decepticons that show up in the desert to blow stuff up and Spike/Sam and Megan Fox run 4 miles through the desert, run into Spike/Sam's kidnapped parents, tell his parents to get in Bumblebee and leave, but when Megan Fox wants to go with him he just gives up and they start running again. 5 minutes of fighting with his dad but 2 seconds with his girl. And then we get 22 minutes of Megan Fox running in slow motion with explosions going off around her. And Spike/Sam. But I wasn't paying attention to him. In fact I think the camera was actually centered on her so that we couldn't see him that much.

Devastator combines and starts eating stuff and one of the Skidz/Mudflap transformers ends up getting sucked up into his mouth and then he starts beating him up from the inside of his mouth. Then Devastator is climbing and destroying a pyramid that conveniently is built around the major Energon Sun destroying machine and John Turturro follows him up and calls in a Rail Gun strike on Devastator after we see 2 wrecking balls hanging on the underside of his body. Like a scrotum. In fact John Turturro points this fact out. WHY WERE THERE 2 WRECKING BALLS IN THE DESTRUCITCONS?!?!? Anyway, the rail gun fucks up Devastator and he falls apart.

Spike/Sam gets blown up and is lying on the ground while people are performing CPR and the Matrix of Socks is spilling all over him and then we see him talking to the other Primes and they bring him back and reform the Matrix and he stabs it into Optimus and Optimus wakes up. The Fallen then steals the Matrix from his chest and flies up to the top of the pyramid that Devastator was destroying and activates the machine with it. Then Jetfire comes down, kicks a little ass and then rips himself apart to allow Optimus to use his parts to become stronger. Optimus then gets to be a Jet Truck and he goes and beats the ball bearings out of The Fallen and Megatron and Starscream retreat and Optimus doesn't fly after them to kill them.

Then Optimus is standing on the deck of an Aircraft carrier with Spike/Sam and he says some things as narration about the history that the humans and the Transformers had and then the movie ended. And then we get little quick scenes of Spike/Sam back in classes and such.

So I must ask, why did they not use the rail gun to blow up the big machine that could destroy the sun? Why did Devastator have testicles? Why did the movie have no good ending? Why didn't Strascream shoot an injured Megatron in the back of the head and take control of the Decepticons?

All in all the movie felt like it was Michael Bay jerking off all over the screen for our money. Luckily I did not pay anything for the movie.

So if you have the option and aren't too heavily invested in the movie franchise, just skip this movie. You can spend that money on something much better.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 14:07 The new camera works pretty well. Now to get me a tripod and I can do all sorts of nonsense!
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, June 8, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 04:50 Ordered a new video camera for myself and the shows....looks like it will be a good time...
-- DIABOLIK

Monday, June 1, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 10:57 Nice! Loudtwitter is working again. Just in time for Day 2 of Markcon II!
  • 00:24 So a day of Magic Drafting and painting has left me as tournament winner and accomplished. People are playing Puerto Rico right now.
  • 01:44 Markcon II for me is over. A ton of gaming, socializing and drinking. Markcon II is hitting the road and I hope everyone gets there safe.
-- DIABOLIK

Sunday, May 31, 2009

What Diabolik did today....

The ramblings of Diabolik for the day...........
  • 02:45 Looking forward to my second day of Markcon II.
-- DIABOLIK

MARKCON II

So I was invited to a super exclusive gaming convention taking place in a super secret location. There was a large variety of board games, card games, and a little RPG talk.

When I got there I was invited to play a gamer called Acquire, where players build hotel chains and obtain stock and see who has the most money at the end of the game. It was fun and slightly strategic.

After that I was asked to play Carcassonne Hunter & Gatherers. This was my first foray into Carcassonne as a board game (I played it on XBOX Live Arcade at Rich's house) and I did terrible. But I had fun and got to talk to some new gamers.

I followed up the Carcassonne with a VS game followed by a 10 person, 1 lap game of Formula De which was such a clusterfuck in the end. I started out at the back of the pack and ended up taking 5th place overall. We originally were going to run a 2 lap game and if we had we would have had 3 of the top 5 in the game crash on the first turn of the second lap. That is a great game and i look forward to playing it again (though with less players)

Betrayal at House on the Hill was next. I love that game. We ended up getting the Cannibal Feast scenario and I was the traitor. I got to cook up some human vittles after the feisty little girl tried to take me out.

All in all it was a fun experience and I met some really great people and gamers. We have a Magic draft and more random games scheduled to play. I'm looking forward to it. The con is great because it is invite only and I can actually play games. And there are some writers from Goodman Games attending so I have been talking about the D&D 3.5 vs 4.0 qualities. They both think 4.0 sucks, and we have plans to make shirts based off a comment that I made....

And it looks like Loudtwitter is working again so expect more randomness from me if that is the case.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Perfect Impact Reporting from Lockdown 2009

So we just finished watching Lockdown Live in Philly.

Off the top off my head I can say that the Team 3D match was almost like watching old ECW Dudlet Boys matches. I didn't get fire....but that mattered very little. The match was a brawl but great for getting the crowd into it....

The X-Division match was pretty cool....the IWGP JR Tag Title match was impressive....and Foley winning the title was pretty cool. Especially when Team 3D came out to congratulate him....I'm standing about 30 feet from Team 3D right now.

All in all it was a better than Wrestlemania.

More from the rest of the group later....

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Perfect Impact Predictions for Lockdown

Ok, Rich Colin and Diabolik are all at Lockdown Live in Philly. And now Diabolik has caught up with all of the TNA Impacts he was behind on so we are going to call out predictions for the show.

IWGP Junior Tag Titles:
Colin: LAX
Rich: No Limit
Diabolik: Motorcity Machine Guns

Knockout Title:
Colin: Awesome Kong
Rich: Awesome Kong
Diabolik: Who the fuck cares?

X-Division Title:
Colin: Suicide
Rich: Suicide
Diabolik: Suicide

TNA / IWGP Tag Team Titles:
Colin: Team 3D
Rich: Team 3D
Diabolik: I want 3D but I think Beer Money Inc

Lethal Lockdown:
Colin: Team Jarrett
Rich: Main Event Mafia
Diabolik: Main Event Mafia


World Heavyweight Title:
Colin: Foley
Rich: Foley
Diabolik: I want Foley but I think Sting

We'll see what happens...

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 1 Hour!

Watching the Impact that aired on Thursday....

Spike Dudley and Balls Mahoney are at the Impact Zone....Why?!?!?!? They showed up to wish Team 3D luck at Lockdown....they had an indy show in the area....

Foley interviewing Cactus Jack is fucking amazing.....Cactus is pissed off at Foley for being lazy....Sting comes out....Sting wants to know if this is an act....MEM music hits and Foley attacks Sting....and he starts asking for random entrance music....

Spike and Balls are attacked by Beer Money.....Team 3D comes in after Balls and Spike are busted open.....they call out Beer Money....they are calling for a Philly Street Fight.....

Angle is out for the main event against a mystery opponent who is.....CHRISTOPHER DANIELS!!! And Daniels beats Angle....but Angle wants a different decision because his shoulder was up....and Jarrett does...

Next up is Lockdown....and my predictions....I DID IT!

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 2 Hours...

Watching April 9's Impact....

Sting calls out Jarrett....he wants to know why Foley was allowed to book a match between Joe and Sting.....Jarrett is the one "calling the shots" in TNA.....Sting wants a warm up match for Foley tonight.....Motorcity Machine Guns come out to the ring....Shelley calling out the fact that Foley is in charge....Shelley wants the MMG against Foley for a handicap match as a warm up for Lockdown.....

JB is with Foley....Foley is proud of the fact that Jarrett is taking the reins of the companys again....Foley says he is going to tweak the match....

A Jeff Jarrett DVD....hmmmm....not so much....

Don West is still heel marking....ironically he is talking about people discriminating against Bashir and then says that with Bashir's background he could snap....Bashir pins Suicide after a DDT on the X-Division title....

I love the blood effect on the cage in the video for Lockdown....

Rhino is offering to train the Petty Officer that came down at Destination X to become a wrestler....

The Rough Cuts with Team 3D have been pretty cool....I like shoot interviews normally and this is an interesting take on it...

Foley's tweak on the match is a First Blood Match with Sting as the special guest enforcers...and Jarrett at ringside for some reason...."Have a nice evening"??? Did he get hit with a lawsuit for the Have a Nice Day thing?

Booker talks about Sharmel being taken by Joe....

Joe's tattoo isn't real??? Damn....I guess Steiner wasn't lying about the facepaint...

The governor is Daffeney???? Cool.....

WHY ARE WE WASTING MORE FUCKING TIME ON THIS STUPID ODB DATE THING?!?!?!?!

MMG is offering to put up the IWGP Junior Tag Titles against Foley.....

Nash interferes in a match involving Beer Money and Steiner and Team 3D comes in to protect them....

Foley vs MMG....first blood match....Ref tries to stop the match because of some blood on Mr. Socko....Foley wants to bust someone open.....Sting hits Foley with a chair....which busts Foley open and the MMG win....Foley and Sting go at it....

One more episode....2 hours....I might actually get this done on the drive to the arena...

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 4:30

Part 2 from March 26....

Foley 'thought' he was protecting the life of Jarrett when he saw Sting with the guitar...lol....does this mean Foley is not doing Hardcore History anymore? :-(

So the Lethal Lockdown Captain's Gauntlet match results in Angle and Samoa Joe being captains and Joe's team wins the advantage.....so I was right that it was going to be Frontline vs MEM....

Don West is such a fucking MEM mark.....

3 more episodes left with 4.5 hours before Lockdown....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 4:50

March 26 Impact.....

Best start ever....announcing that the title is on the line for Sting vs Foley.....not that I think Foley will win....just having it on the line is amazing....

Then announcing the Lethal Lockdown match being With the team captains being determined by a cage gauntlet match.....interesting.....though I'm 90% sure it will end up with The Frontline vs The Main Event Mafia.....especially since a large majority of the MEM is in the gauntlet......and why is Angle calling everyone jabronis? So it's going to be Angle and Jarrett as the captains since Jarrett is going to be in the match.....

Why is that Survivor winner in TNA? I still haven't gotten an answer....

You know people were chanting Fallen Angel for Suicide at Destination X.....I wonder....maybe I was wrong about it being Kaz? The match with Kiyoshi was really good....

The video package for Lockdown is amazing and showcases the talents of the TNA production team....

A little Tazz reference from Team 3D.....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 2:50

Yep....another episode....Watching April 2 right now.....

Joe doesn't want to be the captain of the team....AJ is asked to take the reins and he says no...he says that Jarrett should be the captain....Steiner comes to the ring and starts talking about his personal relationship with Jarrett.....trying to recruit Jarrett into the Mafia....

Team 3D being challenged by the MEM security....lol....

The Foley interview with Tenay was briliant....losing his mind is always a great angle....

Yay! Another Dr. Stevie segment....A fucking I'll Show You reference!!!!!!!! All I needed was a "You'll See!" and I think I would have fucking passed out....BRILLIANT!

Team 3D beats the MEM Security and then get beat down....Beer Money comes in and saves them in an odd sense of honor and respect....I actually have more respect for them now....

MEM is in the ring and Foley is in the rafters with a barbed wire baseball bat....and he booked a match for Sting (non-title) against Samoa Joe....

I get another Dr. Stevie segment....with the Governor???

I love the video package for Lockdown...it has Christian taking so much abuse....

Maybe I will get an answer as to why there is a Survivor winner.....Nash shows up...talks to her sexy...I guess there is consideration for her investing into TNA....whatever....

The fact that watching Samoa Joe wrestle the way he is now gives me goosebumps is awesome....I don't know why it happens, but it does.....I think the irony of there being a Nation of Violence where Joe is the only member is really funny....why is a steel chair the weapon of choice for wrestlers?.....Joe takes Sharmel out of the arena.....and the episode ends.....

2 Episodes left...2 hours and 50 minutes to watch them in.....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 5:40

My phone's email has a character limit....I didn't realize I typed that much.....Still on March 19

Samoa Joe has Bashir hanging from his feet and tells him to go back to where he comes from....HE'S FROM AMERICA....WHY DON'T PEOPLE GET THAT???? Joe beats on him with a Kendo Stick....

Gee a ref bump in the main event.....Foley chair shots Sting for the pin....I think Sting got hit harder than I thought since he thinks he got hit in the back of the head....Sting challenges Mick at Lockdown....for the title maybe???? Foley gives the best promos......Getting a little mankind on us there.....I can only hope it's for the title.....That would be great.....

Well 8 hours/4 episodes left to watch in 5 hours and 40 minutes.....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 6 hours

I was asked to have breakfast with Danae and Keith so i lost another hour....I will get this done....March 19 on deck.....

So we get Angle and Sting vs Jarrett and Foley.....ok.....

The Motorcity Machine Guns are the IWGP Junior champs....interesting.....the match between MMG and No Limit was really good.....

Beer Money Inc vs Team 3D for the TNA and the IWGP tag tean titles at lockdown....even more interesting.....

Angle is retardedly paranoid....it is a good angle....

Is there a good reason for why Samoa Joe is facing Bashir? Not that I mind him beating on Bashir...just doesn't make sense.....

Why do the Beautiful People get so much airtime?

At least they addressed the fact that the Legends Title was fake but Booker allowed it to be defended and lost....Booker is still unintelligible...and Styles points that out.....

Why is Don West a Main Event Mafia mark?

Why is she still called the Governer? Why do I care?

Part 2 coming since my phone email has a character limit.....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 8 Hours

Just finished watching Destination X.....

Styles wins the Legends Title from Booker.....

Ultimate X match was great as it should be....with Suicide winning the title....

Angle vs Sting was ok. A little clusterfuckey, but a decent match. Of course Angle blames Jarrett and Foley for losing....

Samoa Joe limping away saying he scarred Steiner was actually ominous.

On to the next Impact....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 16 Hours

It's 4am and I just turned on Destination X....Which means 13 hours of programming to watch in 16ish hours....its gonna be a marathon....

Beautiful People vs other people....who cares....

Matt Morgan vs Abyss.....must have sucked to lay in those tacks for that long Abyss.....

WHY THE FUCK AM I WATCHING A DANCE OFF ON A PPV????

Dear God...JB needs a new job....

Are you fucking kidding me....15 minutes of this bullshit....

Gee what a shocker...Kong won....

Don has kind of dropped the heel angle for the time being....

Samoa Joe vs Steiner....holy shit Joe looks so vicious....

I'm about half way through Destination X when AJ Styles and Booker are going to have a match....but I am falling asleep so I think it is time to pause and come back after some sleep....

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 17:20

Still catching up.....March 12, 2009

Sting gets to pick someone and Angle gets to pick someone and they fight.....fun....of course there will be chaos....whatever....

Why is there a Survivor winner on TNA....they tried that on fucking WWE....

Don West started out not at the announce table and now he has joined it....still as a heel....

Gee...we go from The Beautiful People to My Pi Sexy?? I don't even care how to spell it....Holler...

Now I can get behind doing these montages of wrestlers during the show....but why aren't they showcasing the guy who just wrestled at the end of the next segment....

I love fast forward....since I watched episode after episode so I don't really need to watch the recaps.....

Cornette goading Booker into a match with Styles was well written...

Angle with a if you don't understand English don't come to the country....

The fact that Tenay and West keep referencing the fact that Tenay thinks people should take it to the ring and leave it in the ring makes me think that they are going to be fighting....

A talking Abyss is pretty fun to deal with....I wonder why they always gave him a handler....

Mick Foley at the announcers table because Don West walked out again....lol....

I literally laughed out loud when ODB mounted JB.....

Somehow I sincerely doubt that Foley would get laid out by a steel pipe if the man can fall off a table through a damn table....but that's the game they want to play...

You know Booker talking normal still doesn't make him any easier to understand.....

I've decided that I am going to get TNA Mobile now that it is free and once I am caught up.....

Once again....they are showing us the LAX montage video after they have finished wrestling and a whole other segment has finished.....

heh...."Rocco" from MEM security is recruited by Angle for this pick your avatar match because Angle can't get anyone else to represent him.....I could totally replace Rocco....I weight the same as him and I am bigger...

I have to get behind the fact that if Sting wins he is going to be taking over the MEM and not leaving the MEM.....it would make a better swerve....Sting could have sent "the hit" to take out Mick to make it look like it was Kurt....

Hmmm....Double J as the Guest Ref and Foley as Enforcer.....interesting.....I think that is where Sting is going to swerve and tell everyone that Jeff and Mick are working for him.....

Next up...Destination X.....13 hours left.....

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up T-Minus 21:30 Hours

Ok, I have 17 Hours of TNA to watch with 21:30 left before Lockdown starts.

I haven't had a whole hell of a lot of time to watch TNA between school and such.

Things to note: Don West losing it on Tenay was cool. Especially since they were discussing letting him go form the company. Though I don't know who would replace him, but that matters very little to me unless it is Michael Cole.

Angle vs Sting in the empty arena was....odd. I mean it apparently got huge ratings, but it wasn't that great. It was a little different, but that was about it. I love the fact that they are fucking with the MEM while they are still a fairly fresh faction. It makes it seem like they aren't too invested in the outcome of it.

Joe showing up with a knife at Steiner's throat was fun. I also think it is funny that they have only been showing his profile that doesn't have the tattoo.

Suicide wanting the X-Division title is interesting.....He moves a lot like Kaz....maybe....

I love the recaps of Ultimate X matches.

And Foley having the Hardcore Rememberings is great.....makes me want to go find some of the things that he is talking about.....

Dan West being a heel is kind of cool.....

Petey Williams losing the Beer Money match and being let go was disappointing. I hope that he is moving on to something else like ROH or something.....

I didn't care about Lance Rock....

The mini interviews with the rasslers is cool....

James Storm slapping Roode in the ass and then coming back to slap Jackie was funny....

Booker losing the stupid accent is great.....

The Spend the Night with ODB contest is weird.....and creepy.....

I think the MEM track suits is stupid....them coming out in suits was cool.....

There is so much talking now in TNA....I remember when there was like 5 minutes of talking and tons of wrestling....why when they switched to 100% more television time did they switch to 350% more talking?

I just saw a sign saying "Bring Back Sabu".....

I hope that we get a Don West vs Mike Tenay match in the future.....

The Nation Of Violence idea is pretty cool.....

Arresting Styles.....hmmmm.....and then Don trying to sell it as serious is silly....though Tenay saying that you should settle these things in the ring...that is funny....I always wondered how wrestling organizations put over the fact that the wrestlers were willing to forego assault charges just to get in a ring with they guy who assaulted them.....

Oh yeah....the Dr. Stevie segments are great.....I hope that Dr. Stevie turns out to be Stevie Richards.....that would be cool.....

I think it is funny that Cornette took back the title belt from Booker T...the 'rightful holder' of a fake championship that TNA has decided to honor......

The fact that Beer Money Inc is playing stupid is pretty funny.....they actually almost thought that Team 3D was referring to some other tag team besides them.....

That was mostly from March 5......

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up: Against All Odds 2009

So Mobile blogging sucks....I gotta figure out a better solution...

So the first 3 hours of my last 24 is Against All Odds. Here goes.....

So Petey Williams vs Scott Steiner....how can they justify not letting Williams actually fight someone he can properly showcase his talents against?

Steiner hits a Steiner Screwdriver ..... Who thought it was a good idea to let Steiner potentially cripple Petey?

So AJ Styles is back....I barely noticed he was gone.....

How did Matt Morgan have a streph infection in his shoulder?

Ok, the four way match for the Heavyweight Title was pretty bad. Sting wins with a Scorpion Death Drop on Bubba Ray that had a horrible set up.

Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up that was from Twitter

My Loudtwitter shipping isn't working again. So here is everything from the last 2 days I have been Twittering. I have 24 Hours of TNA programming left...2 PPVs and 9 Impacts to go....

1. The Allex Shelly vs Chris Sabin match at TNAs Genesis is fucking amazing.....2:58 AM Apr 14th from txt

2. What's up with JB's new look? 3:09 AM Apr 14th from txt

3. Jackie in a suit is such a damn good idea.....she looks so much better than the redneck whore she was before. 3:17 AM Apr 14th from txt

4. Once I am done with Genesis I have 16 shows left before Sunday. Jesus. So much wrestling. 3:24 AM Apr 14th from txt

5. For the record, Jarrett did not get either of his shoulders up after the Angle Slam because his shoulder blades were down. 3:28 AM Apr 14th from txt

6. That was such a bad roll through to give Angle the win I almost think it was genuine. 3:30 AM Apr 14th from txt

7. Lol. A 6 way count-out. How could Cornette not have the authority to restart a match if he is the commish? *Shrug*3:48 AM Apr 14th from txt

8. I want a flaming tack glass table. . . . . and of course I don't get it. 3:50 AM Apr 14th from txt

9. Wow what a shocker. . . . Mick Foley gets the pin. . . At least he pinned Steiner. . . . and now I am going to try to sleep. More wrestling tomorrow. 3:53 AM Apr 14th from txt

10. Watching the TNA Impact from January 15. . . . curtain jerking a Heavyweight Title Match?12:37 PM Apr 14th from txt

11. I forgot I was right in front of a computer. . . . . easier to type here. . . . 12:44 PM Apr 14th from web

12. Trying to recreate the NWO is a bad idea. . . did TNA need a "heel" faction to get everyone to rally against?12:46 PM Apr 14th from web

13. Well yeah of course it helps. . . . but this is the NWO, tactics and all. . . . just not as original. . . . 12:47 PM Apr 14th from web

14. So Kip is back to being "Cute Kip". . . . fun. . . . 1:39 PM Apr 14th from web

15. Ok, watching the January 29 Impact and the fact that Main Event Mafia has taken over is brilliant. 1:51 AM Apr 15th from txt

16. Booker and Nash commentating is a beautiful thing. Steiner as the ring announcer is funny. 1:52 AM Apr 15th from txt

17. Crap. The best part of the whole episode was the commentary. I'd rather listen to Booker as Black Snow than Don West (or Michael Cole)about 23 hours ago from txt

18. So it went from great entertainment to talking about tough cowboys. . . . with just a little cameo from James Storm. . . :-( about 23 hours ago from txt

19. I think it is sad that now I am speeding through the rest of the show. . . . I would be listening to every word from Chet Lemon and Black Snow. about 23 hours ago from txt

20. I wonder if the new tattoo on Joe is real or not. . . . 90% sure it is real. . . . about 14 hours ago from Mobile Tweete

21. Whittling it down bit by bit. Now watching February 5th's Impact. . . . about 14 hours ago from Mobile Tweete

22. Umm. . . why would SoJo care if JB was in the room if she wanted to mess with Cornette. . . . about 13 hours ago from Mobile Tweete

23. Booker is acting more like Chris Tucker in 5th Element. . . . wacky. . . . about 13 hours ago from Mobile Tweete

24. Hmmmm. . . . how much did I care about that episode. . . . about 70%. The last few minutes at least put a spin on the MEM falling apart. about 13 hours ago from Mobile Tweete

25. 24 Hours of TNA programming to catch up on. . . . . . I have 90 hours to watch it in. . . . . 37 minutes ago from Mobile Tweete

26. Just started watching Against All Odds.... moments ago via not Twitter

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

For the time being

Check out my twitter page until I can get it to ship to here.

http://twitter.com/DiaboliksTNR

You know what would be great?

If Loudtwitter would do what I set it up to do. I have a bunch of Twitter messages that should have been shipped over to this blog and they weren't.....hopefully I can get this resolved soon.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

What did Diabolik do today?

  • 02:58 The Allex Shelly vs Chris Sabin match at TNAs Genesis is fucking amazing.....
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DIABOLIK

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What did Diabolik do today?

  • 23:30 Al Snow in TNA? Interesting....
  • 22:15 Just finished the November 27 2008 TNA Impact. The last 5 minutes made the show worth watching....
  • Friday, April 10, 2009

    Diabolik's TNA Wrestling Catch-Up Turning Point 2008

    Yeah so the PPV starts out with the cut down version of the montage recapping the Respect issues....the MEM come out of a limo and everyone walks past JB...except Steiner who decides to talk...dear god...at least he is 85% understandable....

    So there is a X-Division ranking match....I just wonder if they are actually going to stick with it and use the rankings rather than just give shots to whomever might want a shot....I always thought that was the best approach...give someone a shot at a title, if they lose they move to the bottom....if they win the former champ gets a rematch and then the loser of that moves to the bottom....now the irony is that the Motor City Machine Guns are not in the match because they have a Tag Team Title Shot....but they really should be unless they are not doing singles stuff anymore...I love the fact that Eric Young beat Jay Lethal to take the top spot in the X-Division and get a title shot...he really showcased a lot of ability in this match...not a bad promo from Eric Young....when he is serious it can be intense...though I like him more jovial....

    It's funny that they would have the Motor City Machine Guns disrespect Mick Foley by telling him they don't care about his accomplishments....are we getting another factions splitting from the New Blood...I mean TNA Originals?

    So the end result of this whole rigamaroll is that The Main Event Mafia won every match...shocker.....

    Whatever...silliness....there you go....

    Wednesday, April 8, 2009

    Diabolik's TNA Wrestling Catch-Up 10/30/08 & 11/06/08

    So I am not going to go point for point...it takes too long and I am trying to catch up, not slow myself down....and ironically there wouldn't be much to write about....

    October 30, 2008

    So Joe and Styles call for people to side with them....a group of people come down....MEM calls out for a war....and they have their own music like i thought they would after a week....they allude to the fact that there may be a 5th member to their NWO club....and it turns out to be Scott Steiner....

    November 6 2008

    The are calling Steiner the Hit Man for the MEM.....I so want Brett to come out and destroy him.....Steiner and Nash "Too Sweet" in the ring....Christ Steiner still can't cut a damn promo to save his life....Why are people cheering him when he is talking????He talks about curtain jerkers...but he is currently the curtain jerker since there was no one on the show yet....retard....Joe finally comes out and tells him that if they had been able to understand Steiner that they might have been offended....Joe lists the innovative things that TNA has done....he calls out the newest recruit to the war...Christian (which is ironic since I know that he is in WWE now)....I love (or hate) how Booker drops in and out of the damn accent....

    I like the little montage talking about the MEM vs Originals....though it seems as if that was shot and should have aired before the announcement of MEM so it could allow for some foreboding on the situation...

    Why does Angle need to keep threatening Jarrett's family? It is silly....attack his pride...not his family....

    A TNA video with Disturbed....did I know there was a Disturbed album? I think I have it as the song sounds familiar....have to check the mp3 player....all I have to say is that TNA's post production ability is really good....

    Despite my previous bitching about the creation of MEM I must say that despite the win in the 6 man tag match, they put the young guys over really well....which is what good heels do....so despite the fact I don't like the idea of another NWO, I think if they are willing to put the young guys over we will see some good wrestling...

    Of course I wrote all of that before Samoa Joe and Scott Steiner got in the ring and I want to shove pencils in my eyes...wow if that wasn't an NWO clusterfuck finish, I don't know what is....

    Well it is almost 4am here so I am going to post this and start back up with Turning Point tomorrow probably...I think there are 28 shows left to warch, not including this weeks Impact....So much wrestling....

    Tuesday, April 7, 2009

    Diabolik's (and Rich's) TNA Catch-Up for October 23, 2008

    Diabolik: Well, in my normal vein of trying to catch up on TNA Wrestling (if you hadn't noticed by the deluge of posts on both Perfect Impact and on Diabolik's Total Nonsense and Ridiculousness) I was surprised by Rich showing up at my home this morning to hang out. So we decided to let Rich in on the things he has been missing and do a little back and forth blogging about the October 23, 2008 show.

    So how goes it Rich?

    Richard: It's goin...been a while since I've actually watching any TNA programing, and I'm interested to see what I've missed. Work, life in general and a great deal of other things have kept me away. But with the new Lockdown coming up, and the fact that we'll be there for it, I'm kinda hyped! Looks like we're ready to go here, we've got the first TNA in HD set up in front of us, and it looks like it might be a big one. It's in Las Vegas, and although it happened a while ago, looks like it may have been shot and shown live, so that's cool. Haven't had one of those since the two hour special, or so I've just been told. I'm also a sucker for HD, so I'll be looking forward to catching that on my TV after the catch-up, and of course if I have Spike HD on my FiOS box. Guess now all that's left is to hit play!


    Diabolik: The Beautiful People...Wooo....can I sound more apathetic?
    I'm sure they were the center of attention in Las Vegas....they look kind of like hookers....

    Richard: Didn't know Kip was involved with this...even though I read his name in the catch-up. Wow, what's up with that? Yeah...they do kinda look like that.

    Diabolik: Oh...so you just didn't get that Mr. Ass was a part of The Beautiful People now?
    Yeah
    Hoooray for that!
    Sarcasm!

    Richard: Is there a story that makes this any less weird?

    Diabolik: No....but now they are using paper bags with Kip's face on them......on women.....
    So Velvet Sky vs Christie Hemme.....

    Richard: (sighs)
    Diabolik: exactly.....

    Diabolik: So Angle apparently called JB at Midnight the morning of the show and told him that he was going to one up Foley's announcement and that his announcement is going to change the face of wrestling as we know it.....go figure
    Christie wins with the Flying Firecrotch Guillotine....
    (sigh)

    Richard: I am confused at the name of .... oh....that's.....wow

    Diabolik: We were considering talking more about Christie's win...but I decided I didn't care....

    Richard: One might thought they would have had a regular X-Division match to kick this HD episode off...you know, some eye-popping, high flying action...but you know...that's just me.

    Diabolik: Well, Flying Firecrotches in HD wasn't enough of an eye catching event?
    JB is sitting down with Angle and he says that he made some calls to important people

    Richard: Lol, if those eyes want to catch vd maybe...

    Diabolik: LOL

    Richard: What's Booker's problem? He needs speech therapy.

    Diabolik: Booker is in the same room as JB and Angle.....and he says he is from Africa......and yet also from Houston Texas.....
    Nash is there too......at least I can understand Nash.....Booker keeps repeating RESPECT in his retarded accent....

    Richard: Apparently, Nash doesn't get any....respect...sorry had to d it

    Diabolik: Yay! We are getting another New Blood angle.....like we did in WCW.....which worked so well then.....

    Richard: I don't remember the outcome, what happened that time?

    Diabolik: Hmmm...let's see....Eric Bischoff tried to ban together all of the newer talent against the veterans to take over control of the company to shape it in a new way....but it was all new guys vs established guys.....

    Richard: So, i'm assuming people didn't like that...

    Diabolik: I didn't like that and I don't think that it was very well taken by the fans....this is also a little before they went out of business.....

    Richard: RESSSSPPEEEEEEEEEECCCCCT!

    Diabolik: So a faction of Booker, Angle, Nash and Sting?????
    Damn it....
    Are they going to be Team RESPECT?

    Richard: ...I see, not a way to take things now....
    God I hope not

    Diabolik: THE MAIN EVENT MAFIA?!?!?!?!?!?!?
    WHAT THE GOD DAMN FUCK?!?!?!!?
    Dear God....
    I quit

    Richard: Wait, I heard Colin talking about that...he was all weird about it and didn't want to tell me things...

    Diabolik: Yeah someone else pointed out the MEM angle but they wouldn't tell me anything else because I didn't want to know.....

    Diabolik: Why does our African friend still come out to the Harlem Heat esque music and not some African themed music?

    Richard: Don't know..why is he still from Houston?..and...Really, the pinky is back?

    Diabolik: What the fuck is he saying? I can barely understand him

    Richard: Dunno..."no more accents" just got chanted

    Diabolik: What the hell....a new belt was in the suitcase?
    The TNA Legends Championship.....
    So is this like the FTW World Championship?
    Ah thank you Christian for coming down and interrupting him....

    Richard: "Double C!!!" ... and that belt looks kinda cool, but I would say have it a bit darker red...

    Diabolik: or not exist at all

    Richard: Indeed.

    Diabolik: So we already have NWO esque invites to the Main Event Mafia to Christian......
    who isn't interested.....
    and Christian wants Booker to put up the Legends Title at Turning Point.....

    Richard: ...it looks like Booker likes this too...

    Diabolik: yeah sure....of course he does because for whatever reason having Christian....who doesn't want to join the group.....join the group makes them better.....like he wouldn't try to fuck it up from the inside anyway.....

    Diabolik: Lauren is talking to Matt Morgan and Abyss about the Tag Team Text match (which when she first said it I was trying to figure out if you won by texting faster than the other people)

    Richard: lol...It's good to see Double J back on the show, well, for me not having seen this is so long anyway.

    Diabolik: JB is up with Jeff Jarrett talking about how Jarrett won't wrestle Angle again....

    Richard: The Middle Eastern Nightmare, or "Divari", looks pretty jacked

    Diabolik: X-Division title match with Bashir vs Jay Lethal.....
    He does.....

    Richard: Are you F'ing serious!!! That short?

    Diabolik: ?????
    Did I just blink and miss that match?
    Lethal misses a fucking elbow off the top rope, Bashir comes over and DDTs him and that is the match?
    there was like 4 wrestling moves.....
    damn it.....it was for a damn title

    Richard: I'm calling somebody was hurt before this match.

    Diabolik: Let's see.....(rewinding the recording)

    Diabolik: I don't see it.....could be...I just don't see it......(still reviewing the tape)

    Diabolik: That whole match from bell to bell was 1:50.....
    slowly becoming WWE.....

    Richard: If that was planned, I just don't see how that highlights one of, if not THE best part of TNA.

    Diabolik: Unless they were running long.....

    Richard: It's the X division that got me into TNA in the first plac

    Diabolik: i know....
    but if they were running long why cut the best part of the company? Cut the interviews.....

    Richard: Agreed.

    Diabolik: Lauren talks with AJ Styles and Samoa Joe about the MEM (God I will hate writing that) and how that will affect the match of Styles/Joe vs Booker/Nash.....

    Diabolik: Joe goes off about how he is going to hurt any of the MEM if they get in his way.....

    Diabolik: So Rhino is all up in Bashir's face.....accepts his challenge and says he will deport him.....when did Rhino become an INS agent (that and the fact that he is a legal US citizen)
    Richard: Isn't anyplace, also anywhere Rhino?

    Diabolik: Bashir kicks him in the balls and beats on him.....

    Diabolik: So the Hardcore Tag Team Gauntlet Match is next.....Beer Money Inc and Team 3D start it off......they are telling people to text in with what weapon should be legal in this match.....Ladder, Table or Chairs......IN A FUCKING HARDCORE MATCH

    Richard: Can I text to have you guys stop doing his?

    Diabolik: I wish.....if only we had watched this 6 months ago.....

    Richard: Indeed.

    Diabolik: Oh, So it was actually Roode and Brother Ray that started out and the next person in was James Storm.....
    I missed the fact that it was a singles elimination match that will turn into a tag team match some how.....
    Next in is D-Von......
    Next in is Hernandez...

    Richard: "Super Mex?"
    Well, he is pretty ridiculous...

    Diabolik: They have been calling him that because he jumps over the top rope every match.....
    Next in is Homicide

    Richard: ahhh, gotcha. Gotta tell you though, we're what, halfway in and now FINALLY seeing some good stuff?
    matt morgan looks like he bathed himself in oil

    Diabolik: He did.
    Morgan comes down and eliminates Homicide and D-Von and Hernandez....
    Morgan gets eliminated because he was trying to tell Abyss not to come to the ring.....
    Tables are legal in a hardcore match.....
    Yay!
    shocker

    Richard: Of course they are... and of course 3D likes this

    Diabolik: Will I get a flaming table?!?!?

    Richard: In HD?

    Diabolik: Charcoal lighter fluid
    ECDub chants

    Richard: It's going on!
    Diabolik: Team 3D left their lighter at home.... and lighters flying into the ring
    This time they are letting the lighter fluid evaporate
    So Abyss gets eliminated.....
    I am so confused as to the rules for this match
    and now it is Beer Money and 3D
    and a We Want Fire chant
    oh, what a waste of lighter fluid
    they broke the table without lighting it
    Beer Money Inc wins

    Richard: No revenge for Abyss...I'm sad...and it looks like no fire...and a cheap end.

    Richard: Does Kurt's entrance video tag him as the "Greatest Wrestler in the World"?

    Diabolik: That is totally not true that the Angle from the previous week was unlike any we had ever seen......we saw him flip out in the WWE
    and yes it does.....they tagged him that when he debuted

    Richard: I suppose it would have been true...in 1996...Don't get me wrong, i like the dude, but, um...yeah

    Diabolik: yeah well.....what can I say.....
    Angle says once again that he is going to go to Jarrett's house to talk to his kids......
    Jarrett shows up and says that they have the finest talent in the world and he has no business being in the ring......
    which could be true.....

    Richard: He names all the talent that should matter as well, if something goes down, Double J could be the one vet that stands with the "Young Guys" or whatever they may wind up being called.

    Diabolik: Abyss is standing in the ring behind Angle....they go at it....Blackhole Slam attempt and Angle gets out....

    Richard is offline. Messages you send will be delivered when Richard comes online.

    So Rich had to leave before we could finish watching the show. So now you get just the Diabolik rant.....

    Kong and Saieed are in the back bitching at Lauren...they are sick and tired of taylor Wilde....I still think this is a different person behind the veil....very americanish accent on the accent....too much emphasis on the rolling r's....

    JB is with Taylor Wilde....I hate her hair....Taylor says that Kong has to end her career in order to take the title from her....Ooooooooooo....

    Kong is on the way to the ring....Whoopee!...Cut to a commercial and then Taylor

    Wilde comes out....Whoopee!....Yeah I am so totally stoked for this match....A chant for Lets go Taylow Lets go Kong.....interesting...the crowd is really into this....Kong wins the title with an Awesome Bomb....


    ...Dear god...more Main Event Mafia....Sting and Nash come to the ring for the Main Event....they come out to Sting's music.....Samoa Joe comes down....Then AJ Styles....I wonder how Nash feels about needing to enter with Sting's music....at least the MEM doesn't have entrance music yet....I give it a week....

    AJ squares off against Nash which is a great juxtaposition of sizes....Nash ends up smashing Joe with the Title belt and pins him for the win...and then they play his music....I guess it didn't matter that he didn't have his music while coming down....Aj starts fighting off both Nash and Sting and then Jow stands up and puts Nash in a choke....Booker comes down and hits Style with the Legends belt....

    We get Foley after that....

    Foley is talking about how he made a lot of money and Jarrett told him he should make an investment....then the MEM comes out to interrupt....Ironically they had just been out....Angle starts talking shit to Foley....about Foley saying Kurt was shit....Angle headbutts Foley....Now Foley is a major shareholder in TNA....Ooooo....cause I didn't see that coming....though I thought they were going to make him a commissioner for the gimmick.....Foley tries to imitate Vinny Mac in the "You're Fired" voice by telling Angle that he is fried etc.....Foley wants to know if Angle wants to be a part of history or be history.....

    So yeah....I'm not sure if Foley's Announcement really "crossed the line" or not.....but whatever...he is a part of TNA now and we will see what that brings....


    So wow....a TNA Live event on tv and that is what we got? An NWO esque respect posse? A new title, because we never see enough fucking titles on a show....and no fire....I think Mick wept a little from seeing all that lighter fluid go to waste....

    I have no idea how many more shows I have to get through before April 19.....and our apologies for Rich not being able to ramble back and forth with me....something about him needing to pick up his wife from work....

    Monday, April 6, 2009

    Diabolik's Wrestlemania 25 Review

    I know Rich posted some stuff before I could, since I had no internet connection where I was. I would have liked to watch it with Rich but it didn't happen.

    Now the last bit of WWE programming that I watched was the Raw after Wrestlemania 24, when Ric Flair was walking down to the ring to give his goodbyes when I got a call from my girlfriend at the time and I pressed record on my tv tuner and it got all messed up. Now I could have watched following weeks, but the motivation wasn't there for me....at some point I was like 4 months out of watching WWE and I wasn't missing anything. So I made the vow to m=not watch, read or hear anything about WWE programming until Wrestlemania. Hell I even skipped my favorite PPV of the year because of the vow....So I sat down and watched the show...and I took notes....

    The show is in Houston TX....home of Booker T....except when he is from Africa....I don't understand why they didn't do this show at MSG....whatever....They also keep calling it the 25th Anniversary of Wrestlemania....but it isn't. If the first Wrestlemania was in 1985 and it is 2009....well if you can do basic math it is apparent. As a friend stated, Wrestlemania 2 was the first anniversary for Wrestlemania...therefore this has to be the 24th Anniversay. It's kind of like the Millennium issues people had....but anyway....

    So the first match of the night is the Money in the Bank match. I know Wrestlemania usually starts out with this match and I fugred it was a decent way to get me back into the WWE style without bogging me down in storyline that I didn't know about...We had CM Punk, Mark Henry (WHY?!?!?!?!? If he were to climb the ladder it might break through the canvas), MVP (who is the US Champ, so there is no US Championship match tonight I guess), Finlay, Shelton Benjamin, Kofi Kingston (he is new to me) Kane and .....CHRISTIAN (who I had heard had left TNA, but since I haven't gotten to that point in the TNA timeline I was trying not to learn too much about it)...

    Kofi is impressive. He is fast and agile, he jumped clear over a ladder being run at him and did some other athletic things....almost a shame he isn;t in the X-Division...Shelton takes a dive off a ladder and almost lands on his head....Kofi ran up an almost straight vertical ladder....Christian tries to Unprettier CM Punk from a ladder and fucks it up....and CM Punk is the winner again....

    Next we get Kid Rock....who performs for over 10 minutes for no good reason....ok, they wanted to use his stripper anthem song for the Divas Battle Royale, but 10 minutes?...He could have at least done American Badass as a little props to The Undertaker....So 25 Divas in the ring...cluster fuck abounds....Santina Morella, Santino's twin sister from italy, wins the title of Ms. Wrestlemania...Santino in drag and getting a better paycheck than most people...go figure....I would almost watch WWE again just to see the outcome of that...like Santino walking down the hallway and then has to change into Santina...little things like that....

    We get a little montage of Jericho calling out Mickey Rourke about his role in The Wrestler....I hear that there was consideration of the two of them facing off at Wrestlemania until there were Oscar nominations and Rourke's PR team shut it down....but this back and forth leads us to Jericho disrespecting the Legends (sound familiar???) of Ric FLair, Superfly Jimmy Snuka, Roddy Piper, and Ricky The Dragon Steamboat....Which leads us to the Legends elimination match....Piper and Snuka sucked...I know Piper was fighting cancer...but if you are going to be wrestling, the least he could have done was train a little...at least he didn't take off his shirt...Steamboat stole the match though....he was in great shape, threw his arm drags perfectly, and made the match worth watching...even though he lost....after Flair gets in the ring and eventually gets hit with the Codebreaker, Mickey Rourke gets called out and gets in the ring and knocks Jericho for a loop, being as he used to be a Golden Gloves boxer....

    Next up we have Jeff Hardy vs Matt Hardy....apparently Jeff won the WWE title and Matt won the ECW title...Matt was jealous....and in real life Jeff Hardy had a house fire that claimed the life of his dog and a bunch of personal effects....well the WWE spun that tragedy unto a storyline where Matt Hardy was attacking Jeff secretly and Jeff eventually confronts Matt...leading to this Extreme Rules match...crazy spot after crazy spot....Jeff takes a Twist of Fate with a chair wrapped around his head to give Matt the win....

    Orton is pacing in the back with Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr....

    JBL comes to the ring as the Intercontinental Champ.....runs his mouth about Texas and a bunch of random crap....Rey Mysterio comes out dressed as The Joker....JBL kicks Mysterio in the face before the bell is rung....once the bell is rung Mysterio kicks his, sets him up for the 619 (stupid name for that move) amd wins...it took all of like 20 seconds.....JBL quits and walks out...

    Next up is Shawn Michaels vs The Undertaker....the montage for this is great...it showcases a lot of what was going on between the two of them....Shawn dressed up as The Undertaker only in white instead of black.....even in the entrances, Shawn is shown dressed in white descending from above where Taker comes up from below the stage.....This was the match of the night....hands down....even with the couple of blown spots it was really solid....in the end Michaels kicks out of the Choke Clam, the Last Ride, and a Tombstone....Taker kicks out of the Sweet Chin Music....at the end Michaels goes up for a Moonsault and Taker catches him and turns it into a Tombstone for the win....

    Then we got the World Heavyweight Title match with Edge as champ vs Big Show and John Cena.....Cena's entrance is marked with a huge number f guys dressed as Cena lining up along the entrance ramp and doing the You can't see me wave while Cena runs down to the ring....Cena ends up winning the match by FUing (they call it the Attitude Adjustment or something like that now) Big Show and then Edge on top of Show....Gee...Cena is the World Heavyweight Champ...Whoop dee doo....

    We then are treated to the WWE Hall of Fame inductees, with the Funks, Steamboat and the Von Erichs being inducted, along with Stone Cold....who comes out in a tux...walks away to the back and comes back with an ATV and rides around the ring...drinks some beer...has a brew with JR...then leaves....

    And last but not least (or maybe it was least) we have the WWE title match with Triple H vs Randy Orton....apparently they let it out that Trips and Stephanie were actually married and Orton ends up attacking The McMahons including Steph....the storyline for this looked really good....unfortunately the match wasn't that good....it basically was Trips squashing Orton...even though Orton got some good hits and moves in....Trips retains the title after hitting Orton with a sledgehammer....

    All in all...I wish that WWE would put the storyline bits of the shows on the web so I could skip the shitty wrestling and maybe still be interested in the stories...I mean the Matt and Jeff Hardy thing and the Taker Michaels stuff would have been cool to see as a build up....but I can't take 5 hours to watch the shitty wrestling....

    So there you have it....looks like another year of not watching WWE.....

    Monday, March 30, 2009

    Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up: October 16, 2008

    So fresh off Bound For Glory we find out that we are going t have Mick Foley's farewell address. We also find out that Kurt Angle is on a rampage because Jarrett has said that there will be no rematch and Kurt is going to put the blood of every member of TNA's roster on Jarrett's hands. Wow like that has never happened.....

    We also find out that Kevin Nash is getting back in the ring in this episode and he is fighting Consequences Creed... ... ... WHY IS HE FIGHTING CREED?!?!?!? There is no reason for it....other than a big man vs a little man.....Nash also explains why he attacked Joe....Because Joe disrespected him and Scott Hall so many months ago...at last that is brought back up and addressed....

    Sting comes down and tells Joe that the only reason Sting won the match was because Joe needed to disrespect Sting and took it too far...AJ Styles comes down to confront Sting about the situation and ends up slapping Sting twice and a brawl breaks out.

    Angle is beating people up in the back again....

    So Angle beat up The Rock N Rave Infucktion and Christie is trying to head out to see them at the hospital when The Beautiful People find her and berate her and then beat her up and they Brown Paper Bag her with a bag hosting Kip's face on it. WHY?!?!?!? What a waste of time....

    Angle comes down to the ring and attacks the ring announcer until Jarrett shows up...Angle demands a rematch....Jeff says he has business to attend to...Kurt threatens to go to Jarrett's house to visit his kids....

    Foley comes down to the ring for his farewell address...he talks about how he is a junkie...a roller coaster junkie....he also cheap pops Orlando by referencing the Hulk Coaster in Universal Studios.....he says goodbye to the fans and heads up the ramp only to have Jarrett come out and ask him to join him in Jarrett's office so that he doesn't leave like this....

    Cornette calls in and announces Matt Morgan vs Kurt Angle to teach Angle a lesson for fucking with the backstage....

    Raisha Saeed vs Roxxi....Roxxi wins....Yeo...that exciting....

    Matt Morgan talks to Lauren....

    Christie Hemme wants to fight The Beautiful People in Las Vegas the following week (a Live show? and the first HD show)

    Why are wrestling shows trying to go to HD? So we can see the steroid pimples or so I can see the muscle tear when a hamstring rips?

    JB talks with Consequences about his match with Nash....

    Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling... ... ... ... I'm gonna leave it at that...

    Nash vs Creed....what a shock...Nash didn't job to Creed....Nash grabs the mic and talks about Joe running his mouth about Scott Hall 10 fucking months ago...he then insults the crowd....what is funny is that he is really trying to get heel heat and it isn't really working...people aren't reacting a whole hell of a lot....

    JB finds Jarrett and Foley and they are not talking about what they were just talking about....

    Lauren talks with 3D.....we find out that there will be a match between the Monster's Ball participants where the fans pick the order of arrival.....

    Angle vs Matt Morgan....Angle wins....decent match....Angle keeps working over Morgan...Abyss comes down and Angle jumps him.....They cut away from Angle in the ring with Abyss in an ankle lock to go catch up with Foley and Jarrett....Foley says they are heading to Las Vegas and that he has a major announcement....what a lame way to make people want to tune in next week.....

    More Newish TV Diabolik watched

    I caught the first episode of Party Down and felt that all it did was grind itself into the ground. The humor in this "comedy" show was exceptionally sophomoric and lame. I plan on watching the next episode, but I think Starz has a huge flop on their hands. At least Crash was pretty decent.....

    Another show i just watched was Roommates from ABC family (I think, it said so on the overlay on the screen but who really knows?) and that was kind of funny. I think the fact that ABC Family includes the subject of sex to be interesting. My thoughts on ABC Family was that it was wholesome and pure and innocent, but they elude to the fact that the main character jerked off in every room in the new apartment, when the reality was that one of the roommates had sex in every room in the house.

    I also just watched the show The Line and I thought it was a decent show, almost in the vein of Crash where everyone seems tangentially connected. It has potential...though the story line was slow moving.

    I also just watched the first episode of Kings (a two hour premiere) and I was sort of entertained. Basically it is a show about a kingdom with a monarch in the modern age. The show also has potential and I am looking forward to seeing if it can hook me with the next episode.

    I'm not sure if I talked about Kyle XY and the fact that I started watching the first season, but I am on episode 6 or 7 and it is getting preety good. Each episode gives you a little more insight into the overall mystery that is Kyle and the murder he is attached to. I am looking forward to finishing out the first season in the coming week.

    Well that's all I have right now. Off to watch more TNA Impact.

    Sunday, March 29, 2009

    Diabolik's TNA Catch-Up: Bound For Glory 2008

    While procrastinating from doing some homework I wanted to get some TNA out of my way since I haven't watched any in a few days. Or 1 day. I'm not sure I remember.

    So Bound For Glory opens with a cool Old Chicago styled ganster motif where they talk about the main event matches. Then they have the X-Division Steel Asylum Match where Black Machismo wins.

    We then see Mick Foley roll up to Jim Cornette's office and he leaves Mick in charge of the office and tells him to make himself at home. (Do I smell a Commissioner Foley story line brewing?) and then The Beautiful People come in ranting about Blue M&M's. Blah Blah Blah and then we get the match between The Beautiful People and Rhaka Khan, ODB and Rhino. Rhino gores Kip for the win.

    X-Division Title match between Sheik Bashir and Consequences Creed. Bashir wins by holding the ropes. Pretty good match over all. I'm glad Bashir (formerly Daivari in WWE) got to showcase himself a little more. Consequences is definitely X-Division Title material.

    Then Kong comes into Cornette's office with Saeed (who I think is a different person under the veil because she sounds different) bitching about Kong not being responsible for what she does. You know that almost could be threatening if it didn't happen in every match. Foley says he was left in charge......interesting way to put it.....

    Knockout Title match between Kong, Taylor Wilde and Roxie results in no hardcore tactics and Taylor pinning Roxie. WHY WERE THEY TOUTING THE HARDCORE STYLE OF ROXIE IF THERE WAS NO FUCKING HARDCORE?!?!?!? Hardcore wrestlers don't normally thrive in regular wrestling matches because they are used to the weapons (at least Kay Fabe).

    Cut to Cornette's office with AJ Styles spewing about Mick being there....3D comes in calling Styles a mark...Why are there porcelain masks on the wall of the office? 3D mouths off...whatever....Mick is going to be the Sock of the walk and leaves to prep to be the enforcer in the Angle vs Jarrett match....How much prep do you need?

    Monster's Ball Tag Team Title match with Matt Morgan and Abyss vs LAX vs Team 3D vs Beer Money Inc with Steve Mongo McMichaels. Ok, I now I ranted about why he was being the ref, but I just realized he was a Chicago Bear and won the Superbowl with them. Ok. At least it makes more sense to me. Stupid pandering to the locals....I love James Storm coming down with a Beer Helmet with 2 bottles of beer in it....I loughed out loud at the Don West line of :Oh, the cheese grater right to the nuts!"....Wow Mongo super slow counts against Beer Money....This match should be an elimination match....I love elimination matches....it evens the playing fields....Ok...turns out the Mongo slow counts everyone....3D brought lighter fluid!!!!Abyss goes through a flaming table and catches fire for a few second....When Tenay doesn't know the name of a move he says that someone was powered down....odd coming from the professor where I learned most of the wrestling terms from listening to him commentate...I want a flaming tack table....but I don't get it. Hernandez takes a 3D Through a tacked up table and then James Storm steals the pin....Beer Money Inc retains the belts.

    Something to note...we have had title matches and none of them changed hands....starting to feel like a WWE styled lineup....Just saying...If Joe loses the belt I will have to call Shenanigans on TNA for copying WWEs retardedness...

    The next match is Booker T vs AJ Styles vs Christian Cage for absolutely nothing. Booker wins with a delayed Axe Kick off the top rope....West is talking about timing..but the timing was really off because Christian had to stand in position for way too long...

    Next match is Angle vs Jarrett with Mick Foley as guest enforcer. I'm sorry to say that the match played out exactly like I thought it would. Ref bump, one of them tries to use a weapon (Kurt), Foley gets involved and an altercation ensues. Other person wins (Jarrett). Jarrett looked rusty, but he also wasn't as rusty as he could have been. At least they called it a Mandible Claw instead of Mr. Socko (probably because Mr. Socko is the WWE's intellectual property).

    Last match is the World Heavyweight Title Match with Samoa Joe vs Sting. Why would Sting call this his biggest match of his career? Sting vs Flair? Maybe because the WCW Title is dead and desecrated by the WWE? Sting apparently won the title at the last 2 Bound for Glory events....that is interesting trivia....What the Fuck was that!?!?!? Joe lays Sting on the stairs and goes to the top and dropkicks him from from what I can count about 15 stairs up. He runs and falls that far, falling on concrete steps and also crotching himself on the railing....full force balls smashing against the railing.....but that was fucking cool....Sting does the Muscle Buster n Jo (kind of) and Joe jumps right up....Joe hits Sting with the Scorpion Death Drop and Sting jumps right up....Nash comes down to ringside...Sting tries to take his back and Nash takes it away....and Nash hits Joe with the bat....Scorpion Death Drop....Sting wins the title.....

    And then a promo for Turning Point...with Mick Foley in the promo (wwho it was established only had a Bound For Glory contract) talking about the respect lines.....

    Ok...first my reactions of the show....overall I'd give it a 6.5. I am disappointed at the ending only because it seems exactly like what WWE would do and I have always looked at TNA as the anti-WWE and for a while they were doing things specifically because it was so very not WWE programming....Having all of the belts stay except one, having the friend of the Champ come down and betray the Champ....I thought the wrestling was good and entertaining. The Jarrett-Angle match was well thought out and came off great, the Steel Asylum match was pretty good, the Monsters Ball match was entertaining (fiery tables!)....it's just the ending that I saw coming when every other belt stayed on the champions that makes me give it a low rating...