With WWE superstar C.M. Punk’s sudden departure from WWE this week, the Poor Scholars staff figured we would shed some light on the situation with a couple of thoughts from staff members Brian Chimino, Raj Nation and Scott Phillips.
BY RAJ NATION
The first thing I want to say about Monday Night Raw is that I really dislike the new format in which they present the recap of the previous week. They used to splice clips together using the announcers’ calls, but at some point in the last few months they cut that out and use the blockbuster movie voiceover guy instead. By the way, the big draw for tonight’s Raw is that Brock Lesnar, Triple H, Undertaker, and The Rock are actually all on the show. Shocking that that’s what it has come to for WWE, but then again the last time they were all on the same show was probably 2002.
On to the night’s action…
BY RAJ NATION
If you’re familiar at all with Poor Scholars then you’re aware that we have some wrestling fans on the staff. In this week’s edition of the the Poor Scholars WWE Retro Vid of the Week, Poor Scholars’ Raj Nation breaks down a classic match between Kane and Vader from 1998.
If you’re at all familiar with Poor Scholars then you know we have a few fans of professional wrestling on the staff. On March 5, 2013, Bill Moody, better known to wrestling fans as Paul Bearer, passed away in Mobile, Alabama at the age of 58. The Poor Scholars staff remembers one of wrestling’s greatest managers.
A buzzing crowd of thousands teeming with anticipation simultaneously become hushed. The lights in the arena fade to black. The first note of a song resonates through the sound system accompanied by a coordinated pyrotechnic show. A legion of loyal fans erupts with a chorus of cheers. They get their first glimpse as the performer enters the stage and they completely lose their shit.
The aforementioned scene is something that happens in a different city almost every single night of the year. It isn’t a rock concert either. This is the entrance of one of your favorite WWE superstars. Continue reading
During the Royal Rumble, Poor Scholars’ Scott Phillips and Rambo Nomolos took notes and traded texts as the action went on. Since Rambo was too hungover — we’ll let it slide, it was his celebration the night before — the annual draft didn’t occur but the action still went on. This post also contains results. There, we said it, so you can’t complain.