Jay's Ways - Flair, Goldberg, Eddie, & MORE! Submitted by Justin Watry on 11/14/2017 at 04:31 PM
"I have been reading your stuff on 411mania and nodq.com for the longest time now and I have never felt inclined to email in. The general consensus of you not being most popular is harsh at times but also can be well-founded too. But I still read your stuff because I do enjoy your articles and find your perspective interesting most of the time.
"I have been reading your stuff on 411mania and nodq.com for the longest time now and I have never felt inclined to email in. The general consensus of you not being most popular is harsh at times but also can be well-founded too.8 But I still read your stuff because I do enjoy your articles and find your perspective interesting most of the time.
That said, your article about your friend Megan and trip to Wrestlemnaia was the greatest thing you have ever wrote. Forget about the predictions you brag about getting right. This is your crowning piece. Maybe it is because I can relate as going to Wrestlemania is my ultimate dream and it will be happening next year. But I genuinely loved your article.
Thank you for the great stuff."
- Jay's Ways reader
AJ STYLES IS NEW WWE CHAMPION!
Head on over to 411mania.com for my new column looking at AJ Styles becoming the new WWE Champion. The Jinder Mahal title reign is over, and all is right with the world again. I break it all down and give my thoughts on what each guy will be doing next. Only on 411mania now! Check it out.
I have not written about Eddie Guerrero very much in the past few years, and the reason is simple. Of all celebrity deaths, his was the one who hit me the most. Singers, actors, actresses, wrestlers, etc. Heck, even my all-time favorite Prince died recently! None it compared to the day Eddie passed away. Nothing was ever truly the same after that Sunday morning. I am lucky enough to have (still) not felt much death in my life here in Wisconsin. I know I will at some point. It is inevitable. However, only distant relatives and distant friends have died. None that really were close to me, as sad as that is to say.
For Eddie, it was different. As yet another anniversary goes by, I still think the wrestling world feels that void he left behind. One of a kind talent. If you are new to the business or simple need a reminder, find all of his great work on the WWE Network. Awesome, awesome wrestler to watch.
Moving on to much more upbeat things, I have decided to dive into the Netflix vault more and more. Truthfully, I don't watch a lot of shows on television. Heck, I do not have cable OR network channels. No NBC, Fox, ABC, etc. All I have is Hulu, Netflix, and WWE Network. Thus, my options are pretty limited. Most of the junk on there is just that - junk.
Well, I have opened that up a bit and taken a look around. The Babysitter on Netflix was alright. Death Note was pretty good on Netflix. The Discovery was intriguing and had one heck of a twist, so it earned bonus points from yours truly. It Follow was...something. I think mentioned this on Twitter, but The Perfect Host is worth a look. All of those on Netflix. Give these flicks a chance if you have time.
With winter right around the corner and cold already being felt, I am bunkering up for the next few months to hibernation mode. That means Netflix.
30 For 30
Ric Flair has lived quite the life, huh? I am just glad this two year production finally wrapped up so we could all view it, especially The Nature Boy himself. His health didn't look great there for awhile. Happy he pulled through and was able to soak up all this praise and career hype.
That being said, there are two minor complaints with the ESPN piece.
1. There was very little Vince McMahon/WWE stuff. I can understand Vinny Mac not wanting to be involved, but geez, most of his WWE career was just skimmed over. The point of the story was about Ric's personal life, not his wrestling life. I get that. They wanted to focus on stuff outside the ring. I am well aware...but guess what? Ric's entire life was wrestling. To just quickly gloss over his WWE, WrestleMania, Vince, and Hulk Hogan stories was pretty disappointing.
2. The other part is nothing new but was still shown on ESPN Tuesday night (which did great viewership numbers by the way). His womanizing, cheating, drinking, and overall behavior was cast in a positive light. How he hasn't been sued into oblivion yet is beyond me. I mean, I am far from a perfect man and will never claim to be. I've committed a million mistakes and accept responsibility. Therefore, nobody is ever going to turn that around and make it out to be a GOOD thing! Kinda surreal watching everybody just laugh and clap for Ric at all of his stunts - some of which nearly put him in the grave a few weeks ago.
Very entertaining WWE Network presentation on Monday night featuring Bill Goldberg. Funny Raw was in Atlanta, huh? The entire Survivor Series 2016 through WrestleMania 33 build with Goldberg should have never worked as well as it did. Yet, somehow everything came together and created an amazing six months. Glad I was a part of FastLane in Milwaukee and then WM33 a month later in Orlando. Highly recommend watching the WWE 24 show.
The Murder On The Orient Express
Three movies in one week. Jigsaw was good. Thor was good. I ended my loop with The Murder On The Orient Express. This was one I had been anticipating since I first viewed the trailer months ago. Never read the book so the murder mystery had me hooked.
Non-spoiler synopsis - somebody on the train is murdered, and everyone is a suspect. Thus, the story begins with the viewer trying to figure out who the killer is. A basic 'whodunit' story from the famous novel. A fun ride and a VERY satisfying conclusion. Honestly thought the final ten minutes was one of the best endings I've seen in a movie in a long, long time.
Justice League is next. Oh boy...
Survivor Series 2017
Talk about taking a decent card and revving it up ten notches.
Jinder Mahal vs. Brock Lesnar or AJ Styles vs. Brock Lesnar. Um, yeah.
The Shield and The New Day doing nothing or The Shield vs. The New Day? Um, yeah.
Jason Jordan on Team RAW or Triple H on Team RAW? Um, yeah.
Cesaro and Sheamus vs. The Usos? Um, yeah.
I don't know if there will be any more changes. There might be on Smackdown LIVE tonight. All I know is Survivor Series is looking very nice, and that is a welcome surprise. Goes to show you that nothing is ever set in stone. Kudos to WWE for (again) going above and beyond in making a non-WM season pay-per-view worth watching. The days of ONLY January-April being important are over. I love it. Oh, and there is that little thing called War Games returning on Saturday night for NXT. My predictions will be posted in a few days.
Podcast Co-Host? - The offer is still out there. Sometime in November, I want to partner up with somebody and record my first podcast ever. Before 2017 is up, that has been the goal. Anybody out there interested can email or tweet me.
The return of NRW is officially over 1,700 views online. Months ago, when this all began, my target was hitting one thousand. After barely a week, we crossed that mark. The match is posted below. Well worth the 15 minutes!