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For The Second Year In a Row, The Royal Rumble Ended With The Winner Getting Booed Out Of The Building And Wrestling Fans PISSED At The Company

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I guess first of all, goes without saying, if you don’t like or watch WWE, this blog might not be for you. It’s long. It will be good enough that you won’t have to like it to read it and understand it, but just want to preface it that maybe it’s not the blog for you if you’re not interested in the business.

That being said, last night was the worst ending…wait a minute, I wrote this exact same blog last year after Batista won the Rumble and Daniel Bryan wasn’t even in it. So what did Vince do this year? Completely botch it again. To the point where the mainstream media has picked up on it after ‘#CancelWWENetwork’ was trending in the USA and Worldwide on Twitter last night. That’s how pissed off wrestling fans are at the decision making this company made.

 
 

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So just to recap, Roman Reigns won the Royal Rumble and got booed as loudly as possible. The Internet went crazy in disappointment. It wasn’t because Reigns won, but it was how they did it. How they don’t care about their fans, and how they just give F U after F U to their customers.

I don’t know how they didn’t see this coming. How they didn’t learn after last year. And it’s all on Vince McMahon. He is so arrogant, he makes a decision and goes with it, despite what common sense says. In his head, he decided long ago Roman Reigns was going to be his next big thing. Unfortunately for him, Roman Reigns is nowhere near ready to be his next big thing. Reigns can’t wrestle a decent match and has absolutely ZERO mic skills. But yet that’s the guy Vince wants to sell backpacks to kids, and that’s the guy who is being pushed down everyone’s throats. The thing that sucks though is he has no connection to the crowd. Can’t connect with an audience. And is absolutely pitiful when he tries to talk. But yet that’s who Vince wants, so that’s who we get. Doesn’t matter that guys like Ziggler/Wyatt/Bryan/Ambrose are organically more popular. Key word being organically, aka they didn’t need the company to make them popular, they are popular based on their work alone. Those types of guys are pushed aside for Reigns, and it’s awful.

So back to the Rumble last night. Everyone basically knew Reigns was winning it. Most people weren’t happy, but we knew it was going to happen. But there was always hope that someone else would win, mainly Daniel Bryan. The guy who everyone wanted last year and the fans rallied behind until he won the title at Mania. The guy the company tried to bury but the fans wouldn’t let them. What they instead did last night was have him come out 10th…and then get eliminated about 5 minutes later as if he was nothing. Just another random elimination, no big deal. No suspense. No “maybe he actually is going to win it”. After he was out, it was clear Reigns was going to be the guy, and it completely killed all the momentum for the next hour. The crowd booed or sat their quietly, as everyone knew there was nobody else on the roster that had a chance at winning. The storytelling was an F-. It’s so easy to do it properly. You have a bad guy, let’s say Rusev, the guy they are building to be their number 1 heel, eliminate Bryan and then have Reigns eliminate him. It’s so simple, but they manage to fuck it up so badly.

Instead, what we got was Big Show and Kane in the final 4 of the Rumble in 2015. Laugh out loud terrible. As if there was even a .000000001% shot of either of those old ass clowns winning. Again, the writing and storytelling just was so bad. That’s why the crowd was booing and the Internet went ballistic. What does Vince think? Did he actually think that was going to work? He’s senile. He doesn’t listen to the fans.

 
 

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After Reigns won, it was supposed to be his big moment. And he was booed as loudly as possible. The Rock then came down to the ring, and he had NO idea what he just walked into. The Rock couldn’t stop Reigns from being booed. This is the Rock, the biggest, most popular wrestler in the history of the business, couldn’t stop the booing. And word is his is fucking pissed. That he didn’t know what he was walking into. The Rock does not fly to Philly to get booed, but yet that’s what they set him up for. For fucks sake, the Russian who praises Putin and has ripped American flags was getting massive cheers instead of Reigns. That’s how bad it was. When they wrote it, they figured “everyone will boo the Russian bad guy and be so happy when Reigns eliminates him”. But the exact opposite happened. So funny.

So what is the problem? It’s the fact everything is so transparent, so obvious, so watered down, so cookie cutter. Nothing is original. Last year, Reigns was new, cool, edgy, bad ass. They saw that and decided to completely ruin him and make him boring and to fit a mold. Every time someone becomes popular with fans, they ruin the person. As an analogy, it would be as if they saw Arrested Development was getting popular so they then gave it the Big Bang Theory writers. They don’t let anything happen organically or with any creativity. That’s what people hate so much. That’s why Roman Reigns huge moment last night was so hated.

And how does the WWE not get it? How do they not realize this isn’t 1995? The fans are smarter now. Social media exists. Fans have a voice. But Vince just ignores all of that because he thinks he’s so much better than everyone. But the problem is he’s so disconnected from his audience and still has the final say on every decision. How do they not understand that when HHH and Steph are supposed to be massive heels, but the person they hand pick to be the champion can’t be a face?

 
 

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So now what? Well the page to cancel WWE Network subscription crashed because so many people were doing it at once. It was trending worldwide. You never want your billion dollar company trending worldwide because so many people are canceling their $9.99/month subscription. That can’t be best for business. But that’s what happens when a company consistently ignores what the paying customer wants.

I’m not sure how they fix this. Last year the fans spoke up and Daniel Bryan was finally given the respect he deserves and had his big Wrestlemania moment and all was good in the world. Now, they have Roman Reigns, who they wanted to be their next big John Cena, getting booed, and he obviously is booked to beat Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania. What a disaster. I don’t know how they keep getting themselves into these situations, but it’s a terrible, terrible look for the company. I don’t know how they fix it. They don’t have a Daniel Bryan this year…unless they actually put Daniel Bryan in the match, but that won’t happen again, no chance.

If they really wanted Reigns to be popular, they would have had Cena do a Hogan-esque heel turn. That’s how they could have had Reigns become the new face, but they are too big of pussies to do that. So now Cena will face Rusev, the guy who got cheered last night. All in all, just so bad.

 
 

PS: Seth Rollins is the man.
 


 

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By Nate posted January 26th, 2015 at 9:42 AM

Someone Left Their Phone Number On Ovi’s Instagram Page, So He Decided To Give Them A Call

 
 

Ovi is the man, part 100. What do you do when you’re on a 72 hour bender in Columbus Ohio? You start calling fans from Instagram and leaving them messages. You can be as cool and collected as possible, but when you get a voicemail from Ovi you tinkle your pants/have a semi for the next week.

And in case you missed it, Ovi has been having himself a hell of a weekend.
 

And he still really wants that car.
 

By Nate posted January 25th, 2015 at 5:40 PM

Ovi Got Hammered Last Night At The All Star Game Draft, Really Wanted To Be Picked Last So He Could Win A Car

 

 
 

Last night was the NHL All Star Game draft where the captains pick their teams. Ovi was campaigning the entire time to be picked last because he really wanted to win the car. All was going well for him, as the captains seemingly were going to let him win the car of his dreams (a Honda Accord).

 
 

 

 
 

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And then right when he thought he had it in the bag…

 
 

 
 

 
 

And as it turned out, the last TWO picks got a car. But hey, at least he was really, really drunk.

 


 
 

The NHL is just a different type of league. Can’t imagine this much fun happening anywhere else. Ovi is just pure class.

 
 

By Nate posted January 24th, 2015 at 1:54 PM

Bulldog Heroically Figures Out How To Get His Bone Through The Doggy Door

 

 
What a smart pup. He figured that out way faster than I would if I were in his paws (get it, cause dogs don’t wear shoes! That’s why they pay me the big bucks). I let off a big time Tiger Woods fist pump when he did it. Kid is in doggy nirvana now, chewin on that thing til the cows come home or he has to go outside for a poop, whichever comes first.

I must say though, I can’t decide if I’m for or against the owners just filming him struggle. I spoiled the fuck out of my dog. He could easily jump into any chair, but when he was lazy he would just paw at you until you picked him up. I’d be like bro, everyone knows you can get up here, we’ve seen you do it a million times, and he’d look at me like “bitch I know your ass is gonna pick me up in 10 seconds, I’ll save my energy”. And he was 100% right.

By Nate posted January 23rd, 2015 at 3:27 PM

Emily Ratajkowski Had Another Career Defining Week On Instagram

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Emily Ratajkowski doesn’t always post pictures on Instagram, but when she does, she lets the other bitches know how it’s done. Just another great performance from her this week. She had a pretty good first week of December as your dick probably remembers, and she threw some pretty good heat this week as well. You go, Emily Ratajkowski.

By the way, that is a terrible place for a bath tub. Doesn’t make a whole lot of logical sense. And there’s hardly any water in it. Not great for an optimal bathing experience whatsoever.

 
 

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By Nate posted January 23rd, 2015 at 12:55 PM

The “Bad Lip Reading- NFL 2015″ Video Is Here And As Funny As Ever

 

Let me just recommend one thing- turn off the closed captions and just focus on the people’s mouths. 99/100 times I believe what they are saying is what they actually said.

 
 

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A billion % yep.
 

By Nate posted January 22nd, 2015 at 12:10 PM

HUGE DC Cupid’s Bar Crawl Is Right Around The Corner – Stoolies Save 25% On Tickets With The Code “Barstool”

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BUY TICKETS HERE WITH CODE “BARSTOOL” FOR 25% OFF

 
 

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Tell all your friends this is what you’re doing on Feb 7th.

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By Nate posted January 21st, 2015 at 3:03 PM

My Thoughts On DeflateGate…No Just Kidding, A Bunch Of Pictures Of Helen Owen To Rinse Your Eyes Of All That Nonsense

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What did you want me to do, see that new picture of Helen Owen floating like that and not blog it? Yea right, in your wildest dreams. And with all this nonsense inflategate going on and on…and on and on and on (repeating infinitely until the sun blows up and we all die) I thought it’d be best to do what the people’s champ does best, and post a bunch of pictures of her so we can hopefully turn the corner and get our minds right.

 
 

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By Nate posted January 21st, 2015 at 2:02 PM

The Fan Who Caught The Seahawks Game Winning TD Is a Jobless Father Of Two On His Way To Jail…So Of Course He Turned Down $20k For The Ball And Is Instead Trading It For Super Bowl Tickets For Himself

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KOMO - It is the pass that put the Seattle Seahawks into the Super Bowl — again. In overtime, Russell Wilson threw it to Jermaine Kearse, who threw it to… Scott Shelton? The fan sitting in end zone seats caught the ball when Kearse heaved it into the stands in celebration. And now his life has momentarily changed. “Everyone’s going crazy. I can’t believe I got this ball!” said the 32-year-old man from Monroe, whose voice is still hoarse from screaming. “Wilson drops back. Throws a strike to Kearse,” Shelton gleefully gave the play-by-play. “Pulls down the game-winning catch. He got up and chucked it into the stands. And it bounced about four times. And right into my lap. Just right into my chest. Like, just, boom! Just like that. And I jumped up into the seat and just screaming! It was just amazing! Amazing feeling! We just won the game. I got this thrown to me, by Kearse. It was, it was like a dream come true. It still is. I haven’t woke up yet, you know. ” Shelton says an Everett sports memorabilia dealer has already offered him $20,000 for the football. Kearse said Monday at a news conference that he doesn’t regret throwing the ball into the stands. “That throw,” said Kearse, chuckling, “It was more so just a sigh of just frustration. Just letting a lot of frustration throughout that game out. I just tried to throw it as far as possible. It was just something that happened in the moment.” But it appears Kearse would very much like to have that football back. Shelton says he got a call around 11 a.m. on Monday. “My phone rings, and it was Jermaine! Jermaine Kearse, you know? The Man!” Shelton said incredulously. “We were just talking about the game. He told me he wanted to trade his game helmet signed by the team and his jersey, for the ball. And then he asked me what (else) I wanted for the ball. And I said ‘honestly, it would be nice to go see you guys whip New England in the Super Bowl.’ So he’s going to see what he can do about that. But I told him I wouldn’t give it up unless it was going to him. I wouldn’t want anyone else to have it.” Catching the famous football has given Shelton an emotional lift like nothing else in his life because it comes at a profoundly difficult time for the jobless father of two young children. His family says he’s had a challenging life, including serious brushes with the law — even spending time behind bars as a juvenile and facing more next month. If Shelton does end up going to the Super Bowl, he’ll need to hurry back to Western Washington because at 2 p.m. the next day, his mother says a judge will take him into custody to start serving several months in jail. Admiring his football, Shelton is still in the moment. “This is a cool ball, man. To think that this is the one that I watched sail. The pass is still re-playing in my mind. It’s been going all night and all day – really, that really happened!” he said.

 
 

What a story. Guy has been through some lumps in his life. Has no job, has two young kids, and is on his way back to jail next month. Here’s his chance to cash in on a miracle that almost quite literally dropped into his arms from the heavens…nope! WE’RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL, BITCHES!!!! Absolutely love it. Gotta look out for number 1. When you’re on your way back to jail, all you can do is live it up every second you’re not in the clink. No time for jobs. You watch as much TV as you can, see as many movies as possible, and go to the Super Bowl. Sure 20k to provide for his family would be nice, but you know what’s even nicer? A Seahawks signed helmet to put on the mantle as his kids eat mayonnaise sandwiches. I mean yea, I’m sure he wishes he could give his family a better life, but he’s a 12. 12′s ride or die with the Hawks, they aren’t about dumb things like “money”. So good for this guy. Going to the big game and then back home the next day to serve some time, just like a good, red blooded American should.
 

By Nate posted January 20th, 2015 at 9:40 AM

OAR Is Playing the NHL All Star Game – An Apprecation Of OAR Featuring My Top 10 OAR Songs

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Big news today when it was announced OAR is playing at the NHL All Star Game. Why is that big news? Because anyone who grew up in the Kazaa/Limewire/Napster era of downloading music at one point loved OAR. It’s hard to really explain what that time was like to these young whipper snappers of today. But OAR had this aura about them. You had to see their live show. It was a right of passage. Anyone who grew up in Maryland had their first makeout/blackout at an OAR show at Merriweather. Anyone who has been to college has heard Crazy Game of Poker no less than 1,000 times.

Since 2008 or so, I haven’t listened to much new OAR. They got older, they went after the big bucks (can’t blame them one iota) and their songs changed, as did the crowds at the shows. It became more people who only knew Crazy Game of Poker, Love and Memories, and Shattered, and fewer and fewer people who knew the classics, the songs recorded in Marc’s basement, the songs from Any Time Now and 34th and 8th.

Nonetheless, OAR has a big place in my heart and was young Nate’s favorite band. I, like most Maryland/East Coast kids saw them a bunch of times growing up. Their annual summer concert at Merriweather was nothing short of a yearly high school reunion on the lawn. I also was at Live at MSG, which was pretty dope.

So in light of the All Star Game news I decided to make a list of my top 10 OAR songs of all time. No, I don’t have This Town, Love and Memories, or Shattered. In fact, I have nothing from 2005′s Stories of a Stranger or anything released since. People who grew up on 34th and 8th and Any Time Now and Souls Aflame and the like should appreciate it, and the kids who only know recent OAR might be shocked and hopefully get a little learned.

PS: Live versions of every song, obviously.

PS: Order doesn’t really matter much here, they can move up or down based on what I had for lunch that day. It’s really an impossible task to rank classics.

 

10) About Mr. Brown – Just an all time classic. Beat out a bunch of other classics for number 10 like Risen, Missing Pieces and Ladanday.

 

 

9) So Moved On – If you ever hate a girl because she’s a stone cold bitch, listen to this song 100 times and feel better about yourself.

 

 

8) King of the Thing - Song is incredible, such a shame it’s only number 8. Again, ranking these was an impossible task.

 

 

7) Untitled – Another song like So Moved On, but kind of reversed onto the girl.

 

 

6) Right On Time – Had to put up the album version, probably their song that sounds best recorded and not live. All about life working out for you, a really great song.

 

 

5) Night Shift – Probably got downloaded under the wrong title (3am) than any song in Napster history. If this song doesn’t get you going, I don’t know what will.

 

 

4) Black Rock – Maryland, that is. I don’t know how this isn’t number 1.

 

 

3) Delicate Few – Woahhhhhh, woahhhhhhhhh, woah oh oh oh oh

 

 

2) I Feel Home – Every single girl had “Well in the end we can all call a friend well that’s something I know as true. And in a thousand years and a thousand tears I’ll come finding my original crew” as their AIM away message for the entirety of freshman year of college. I don’t know how this song isn’t world-famous. It’s a perfect song.

 

 

1) City on Down – Overwhelmingly great version of a great song.

 

 

By Nate posted January 16th, 2015 at 1:21 PM
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