Welcome everyone to a special edition of Breaking Down Wrestling. Yes this is Friday, yes this is your nightly news recap and no you are not going crazy. With Nikki out of commission this week, I am taking over the Friday recap, so today we are seeing things “The Way I See It”. You know I had to do that, but I will still do my best to live up to the great Friday recaps I am sure you all come to expect. You can always come here to expect the best place to get all your news. Only here can you get all your news in one place, on the best website, the top website, the number one website and quite frankly, the only website you will ever need, LOE Wrestling. Let’s get to the news because the news is getting antsy.
Impact Wrestling Recap – The show opened up with Mike Tenay and Taz commenting on the passing of Mae Young and said the show is dedicated to her memory. Team Dixie comes on down to cut a promo about tonight being a “Genesis”. Sting appears in the crowd to say a team will battle them, and an impromptu 12 man tag match happens pitting Samoa Joe, Eric Young, Joseph Park, James Storm, Gunner and ODB defeating The Bro Mans, Bad Influence, DJ Zema and Lei’d Tapa. Chris Sabin walks in on Velvet Sky and Austin Aries talking and then cuts a promo about it in the ring. Aries challenges Sabin to a match next week for the X-Division title with Velvet Sky in a cage ringside so he cannot use her to his advantage. Sky then hints at if Sabin loses, she might have to go elsewhere. Bully Ray defeated Mr. Anderson in a No DQ match. Side note: Bully had “MAE” written on his wrist tape, very subtle yet very classy. Kurt Angle out to warn Dixie not to mess with his family. Roode then hits his Roode Bomb on him. Roode/Angle next week in a cage. Madison Rayne was attacked backstage before her match, and despite that, defeated Gail Kim to win the Knockouts Championship for a fifth time. Sting vs. Ethan Carter III received a screwy finish after interference from guest referees Rockstar Spud and Magnus. Sting then challenges Magnus next week to a title match and if Sting loses, his career over. Cue the contract negotiations talk.
NXT Special Update - According to PW Insider, The live WWE NXT special that will air on the new WWE Network will likely be two hours long. WWE wants to make the show bigger than normal with a feel similar to WCW’s Clash of Champions shows. I think it’s funny that they say with that kind of feel because there are so many shows (such as Genesis last night) that promotions want to have a “Clash of Champions” feel, but yet it never happens. And with people that the main stream audience barely knows, I kind of feel as though this attempt will also be what all others have been before it, a feeble attempt. If you think the same I feel or have different opinions then let me know in the comments below.
WWE Stars Married – No it isn’t Miz and Maryse, no it isn’t Nikki Bella and John Cena. But it is a star of “Total Divas”, as WWE Diva Naomi and Jimmy Uso were married yesterday in Hawaii. The wedding was filmed for Total Divas so be sure to see it in the future for yourselves. While we all may have our own opinions about “Total Divas”, we here at LOE would still like to congratulate Naomi and Jimmy Uso on their marriage.
DGUSA Matches Announced – Dragon Gate USA has announced two title matches for their event on February 23rd. The Open The Freedom Gate title will be on the line as Johnny Gargano defends vs. Roderick Strong. The Evolve title will also be defended as AR Fox defends against Chris Hero. The event will take place in Brooklyn and seems like it will be a good night of matches so go to it if you happen to be in the area.
Jim Ross Comments On Media – More specifically the Oklahoma media, but I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that Mae Young passed away earlier this week. Jim Ross took to Twitter to state how embarrassed he is at the Oklahoma media. Mae Young, who was born in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, who started her amazing career in the same state, who is one of the two women who helped revolutionize women’s wrestling, has not gotten much mentions in the media. He describes this as appalling and encourages the sports media in OK to do their homework. I agree, if such a legend and pioneer was born in my state, I would make sure the whole state in fact, knows that such a person has been lost.
That will do it for tonight’s edition of Breaking Down Wrestling. Be sure to check LOEwrestling.com daily for all of your nightly news recaps and analysis columns. Listen to LOE Live every Tuesday night at 9PM EST/6PM PST. Follow me on mah fire-breathing Twittah machine @Lilchief2007. And don’t forget, when you need someone to delve into this wacky sport we call wrestling, you can always count on me to Break Down Wrestling twice a week. Until next time, so long and see you later.