Fastlane is in the books and Keith sits down to talk about it all. What are we doing with Kofi Kingston? Harlem Heat joins the WWE Hall of Fame. Keith tells you why they may be the greatest tag team of all time. Sit back and enjoy a good show.
The WWE embarks on their final big stop before Wrestlemania. The Shield takes one last ride with Dean Ambrose’s future up in the air. Keith sits down to break it all down and give his predictions on the show.
On March 4th, the wrestling world lost 1980s icon King Kong Bundy. The bald-headed big man was a staple of the golden era of the WWF. Bundy not only became a famous wrestler but a pop culture figure making numerous cameos in movies and television shows. His distinct look and size combined with his big personality made him a hit even a heel for most of his career.
Bundy started out in his career using the name Chris Canyon in the WWF after finishing his training at Larry Sharpe’s “Monster Factory”. He broke into the business in 1981. In 1982 he started working in World Class Championship Wrestling (WCCW). Bundy started out as an ally of the Von Erich Family using the name Big Daddy Bundy. He later would switch to his famous King Kong Bundy once he turned heel and rolling with the famous Playboy Gary Hart.
While in World Class, Bundy was associated with some infamous groups such as the original Legion of Doom that consisted of Jake Roberts and the Road Warriors. Would then go on to compete in various territories around the world before landing back in the WWF in 1985 for his most famous run. He was managed by the legendary Bobby Heenan and was a member of the Heenan family. His was part of the first 3 Wrestlemania’s, most notably the main event of the 2nd ever big event along with Hulk Hogan.
Bundy would leave the company in 1988 for semi-retirement and then wrestle in a few territories before returning to WWF in 1994. He would stay there until 1995 and lose to the Undertaker at Wrestlemania 11 becoming part of the famous streak. He would then wrestle on the indies until he retired in 2007. While away from wrestling Bundy also spent some time as a stand-up comic. The versatile big man was a big part of the WWF growing and taking over the 1980s and will be forever remembered for his contribution to the wrestling business.
The Elimination Chamber is over, and the WWE is moving on to Fastlane. The road to Wrestlemania is getting a little bit clearer. Keith breaks down the results of the Chamber and talks about who are new champions and what it all means. The news from around the rest of the wrestling world is also recapped.
The WWE is headed into Elimination Chamber. This year’s structure will crown the first WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. Daniel Bryan brings his Eco-Friendly WWE title to the cage also. Keith is here to break it all down along with the rest of the new in pro wrestling.
The AEW held a press conference and introduced some of their new superstars as they gear up for Double or Nothing in May. The WWE is building to Elimination Chamber and we are here to talk about it all. Who might be leaving? All the rumors. Keith and Keshia will talk about it all.
The Royal Rumble is in the books and the Road to Wrestlemania is a lot clearer. We have an idea of what the Main Event is going to be and we start to build the card around that. We had an exciting NXT Takeover the night before with some really good matches. Keith and Keshia are here to recap the 4 days in Arizona and speculate on things moving forward.
The Royal Rumble is here, and we are on the road to Wrestlemania. Championships will be decided, and the Main Events for April will have a clearer picture. There is also an NXT Takeover they day before. The Ring Time crew is fully staffed to talk about this big event.
The road to Wrestlemania 35 officially starts this weekend with the Royal Rumble. One of the company’s major 4 PPV events and the one that sets the table for the monster show in April. This year’s show might be one of the most important in a long time. The professional wrestling landscape is changing right before our very eyes for the better. There are more programs to watch and more opportunities for performers. For the first time in a long time the market leader had to take notice.
Looks like John Cena and Roman Reigns both will miss the big show this year. That means opportunity for someone else. Who is the next man up? The WWE has been in search of that next star of the future and still hasn’t found their way yet. Part of the reason is they don’t listen to the fans enough and then when they do push its too hard at the wrong times. A lot of that hasn’t really mattered over the past few years because there haven’t been too many reasonable alternatives to the product.
With the launch of All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the growth of New Japan and Ring of Honor the wrestling landscape is as healthy as its ever been. One advantage the WWE had was their Women’s division but now Women of Wrestling (WOW) has national distribution with AXS TV there is a high production value alternative there too. Now I am not ringing the fire alarm for the WWE but they may want to take notice before they end up in a Monday Night War of some sorts.
Now it’s time to listen to the fans and build a monster Wrestlemania to further establish your dominance on the industry. None of these other organizations take them off the mountain right away but they can take eyes away from the product. We will see how this Rumble will shape the future.