School is back in session, good wrestling fans! Well, for me, at least. After taking a must-needed break from WWE over the last several weeks, I am back to my old tricks -- giving you the good, bad, and thorny from Sunday's SummerSlam pay-per-view. For the most part, I've not sat and watched weekly WWE … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: Back to School (SummerSlam Review, August 13, 2019)
Image credit: comicbook.com Two weeks have passed, good wrestling fans, and I am still bored. I feel that every week I watch the WWE product, I sink deeper into an abyss of grey. I don't feel any investment in the women's storylines, but this is mostly because, as always, WWE is failing to create women's … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: Best of Both Worlds? (July 2, 2019)
We are just about out of gas on the road to WrestleMania, folks, and how did we do on mileage? Well....well...... We're rolling on two flats, friends. While things certainly looked promising after Elimination Chamber, proceedings have gotten more than messy since then. So much so that, although I intended to write a shiny new … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: The End of the Road (April 5, 2019)
I'm still on a high, friends. If you are expecting this to be an overly critical, borderline cynical blog post as is the usual with Nylons, you may want to read elsewhere this week. In this post we're going to celebrate the triumph that was the WWE Evolution pay-per-view. Let's get right into it because … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: We Witnessed An Evolution (Evolution Review: October 31, 2018)
Hello good wrestling fans. I come to you with devastating news this week. After attempting to watch Extreme Rules yesterday -- as I am wont to do using my brother-in-law's account -- I was given an error message upon trying to stream the pay-per-view, telling me that I needed a subscription to continue. The heartbreak … Continue reading Nylons and Midriffs: What’s Happening in Women’s Wrestling (July 16, 2018)
It began as anyone may have expected it would, with two solid workers from WWE's women's division, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, getting the crowd hot for the first-ever women's Royal Rumble. Both competitors are two of the most memorable women to ever step foot in a ring, with Banks as the biracial, purple-haired cousin … Continue reading Taking Back Today: Reconciling Subversiveness with Status Quo in Women’s Royal Rumble
Clash of Champions 2017 Review December 17, 2017 TD Gardens, Boston, MA Announcers Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton US championship 3-way: Bobby Roode vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Baron Corbin (c) The build: This match was set up two weeks ago on SmackDown when Ziggler interfered in a match between Corbin and Roode. Roode returned … Continue reading Clash of Champions 2017: Jinder All the Way?
If you missed Part One of this SummerSlam two-parter, you’re welcome to go back and review it. In it, I discuss my pre-SummerSlam preparations, including my reengagement with WWE after many years away. Part Two, which you’re reading right now, is my actual SummerSlam review. Let me preface Part Two by saying that for someone … Continue reading SummerSlam Part Two: Review