Monthly Archives: January 2014
During one of the biggest news weeks in recent wrestling history – the boys dive right in and discuss it ALL from the fan reaction to the ‘Royal Rumble’ and Daniel Bryan to the sudden departure of CM Punk from WWE and much more! With everything going on, it’s a must-hear episode. Give it a listen and get in on the conversation!
We discussed on our last podcast how Randy Orton has never been more boring than he has since they gave him his most recent push. For a while there, he was sort of languishing in the mid card and we were all crying and wishing for the days when they used him in a worthwhile capacity. Then Summerslam happened, and some of us, who had been Orton fans in the past or at least saw his potential, were pleased with his sudden thrust back into the main event picture. However, since then, the main event picture has never been more boring – and whether he is going against Big Show, Cena, or the most exciting guy in the biz right now in Daniel Bryan – somehow the main event is just consistently ‘blah’. When you consider that when Cena and Bryan have been main eventing shows with OThER people (including each other) it HAS been exciting – then it seems to me, that the fault lies almost entirely with Orton himself, or at the very least, their handling of Orton and what they are giving him/directing him to do out there. The stories aren’t exciting, his promos aren’t exciting and the matches are definitely not exciting. Orton has all but lost his shine in the eyes of many. That being said, we talked on the podcast about a time when Orton proved he COULD be great, and I suggested a match from that time. Here is that match (luckily not yet removed from Youtube by WWE). My favorite Orton match, and a match Foley calls one of his favorite in his career. Both men work the crowd perfectly throughout. Just a great match with a lot of high spots. This not only reminds you of a time when Orton was good, but a time when good matches full of big spots were contested on PPV for the IC Title. Throwback for real. Enjoy .
On this week’s the boys discuss the ground-breaking announcement of the WWE network, Daniel Bryan’s turn on the Wyatts, Ultimate Warrior’s Hall of Fame induction, the upcoming Royal Rumble PPV and much more! Plus, as is customary lately we take at least 10 minutes to crap on Randy Orton’s wrestling style.
Start off 2014 with a deluxe-sized episode of “The Dusty Finish”. This episode the boys are starting the year off big discussing Brock Lesnar, the return of Batista, the controversial Daniel Bryan turn, and much more. Plus we finally get to Part 1 of the long-awaited “Biggest Dropped Balls/Missed Opportunities in Wrestling History” conversation. It’s an episode I am sure everyone will want to chime in on – so give it a listen, then give us a shout (via Twitter/Email/FB etc. Don’t actually shout, that’s rude, man.) 2014 is going to be a huge year for TDF podcast, and we’re setting the tone with one of our strongest eps yet. Give it a listen, and tell your friends.