eXTReMe Tracker Canadian BullBLOG: 12/01/2005 - 01/01/2006

Friday, December 30, 2005

Bulldog Double-Shot on OO!!!

The Year That Was

Here we are: on the cusp of 2006. Which means it's time to start looking back at where the wrestling world's been in 2005. Over the holiday weekend, OOur Intrepid Investigative Reporter, the Canadian Bulldog, will be your Best Year in Reviewer Ever! EVER!!! First, he gladly shares with you this thoughts about the Best and Worst of 2005 in about 30 key categories. But then, strap in for part one of Bulldog's detailed, expert, month-by-month breakdown of the wrestling year. Relive all the most memorable moments (well, except for TNA, where nothing happened; nothing IMPORTANT, anyway) from the first six months of the year in Inside the Ropes.

(Note: There appears to be a formatting problem on OO as of Friday evening -- hopefully it will be back to normal shortly.)


24/7 Shilling

Okay, I know I'm starting to sound like WWE's advertising department with all this luv for WWE 24/7, but I just have to mention this. Among the new entries for this week:

- Four Royal Rumble matches (and they're going to show all 17 over the course of a month)

- Disc 1 of the Ultimate RIc Flair Collection

- John Cena's Word Life DVD

- The Bobby Heenan Show!!!

- Jesse Ventura: The Early Years

And a ton more. And that's just during week one. And I'm not sounding like a shill, no way...

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

My latest musical project

Experience the world of... DARTH VADER SINGS!!!

... and please let me know what you think.

Burgan Strikes Again

You absolutely HAVE to check out this latest column by Derek Burgan, easily one of the funniest people in the IWC. It's an INCREDIBLE take off of Dennis Stamp from Beyond The Mat (either you'll get the joke and realllllly enjoy it, or have no clue what I'm talking about).

Equally hilarious is this column he wrote a few weeks back, which I'd meant to plug and just plum forgot,

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Oh hells yeah!

Just read at tvshowsondvd.com that one of my favorite TV shows will be coming out on DVD some time next year.

That's right: Police Squad!!!

For those of you too young to remember (or didn't catch it during its brief run on CBS back in the day), this was the forerunner to the Naked Gun films, and if possible, even funnier than the movies. I used to have some of the episodes on video, but have been looking for even a VHS tape of it for years. Now, hopefully, I won't have to wait too much longer....

By the way, a belated Happy Holidays to everyone (sorry, meant to mention this last week but I've just been terribly busy) and best wishes for a great 2006!

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Public Service Announcement

“New Year’s Rezzho-lution”
Thursday, February 2, 2006
Bell time 8 p.m.

The Dangerous Women of Wrestling (D.W.O.W.) announces first live event in over a year and a half.

“New Year’s Rezzho-lution” will take place Thursday night, February 2nd 2006 and will emanate from The New Alhambra Entertainment Complex (former ECW Arena) at 7 Ritner (Swanson and Ritner) in South Philadelphia, PA. Tickets for “New Year’s Rezzho-lution” go on sale 4 PM (est.) Friday, December 23, 2005 at
www.dangerouswomenofwrestling.com with additional information and ticket
outlets to be released soon. “New Year’s Rezzho-lution” will be filmed for The Dangerous Women of Wrestling future Television program, as well as a DVD release and Pay Per View.

Not since July 24, 2004 has Philadelphia, PA and the world witnessed the complete and utter mayhem of dysfunctional entertainment that only The Dangerous Women of Wrestling can deliver. The girls are back and they are taking no prisoners.

The Dangerous Women of Wrestling will present their dysfunctional brand of entertainment with old and new D.W.O.W. stars, surprises, and new plots at “New Year’s Rezzho-lution” Thursday, February 2nd 2006. If you’re tired of the watching the same old wrestling show with uninteresting storylines and cookie cutter wrestlers, then D.W.O.W. is what you’ve been searching for.

The Dangerous Women of Wrestling present “NEW YEAR’S REZZHO-LUTION” Thursday February 2, 2006 at The New Alhambra Entertainment Complex (former ECW Arena) at 7 Ritner (Swanson and Ritner) in South Philadelphia, PA. Age restrictions are 18 to enter and 21 to be served alcohol. Doors open at 7 PM with Bell time promptly at 8 PM. Tickets are available now online at The Dangerous Women of Wrestling website (www.dangerouswomenofwrestling.com) for “NEW YEAR’S REZZHO-LUTION”.

Just announced…FIRST TIME EVER!!! Super Dangerous V.I.P. Seating (limited seating) ticket holders seats are located inside the guardrails putting them closer to the action then ever before. Included in the V.I.P. special is: reserved seating, collectors laminate, exclusive waitress service and possibly action spilling out of the ring and onto your lap.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Latest ITR

Sing-along with the 'Dog

The holidays are upon us. It's a time of giving. Also a time of receiving. And in more than a few households around the world, a time for gathering around to belt out a few Christmas Standards. So over this holiday weekend, why not warm up that lovely singing voice of yours, and try out a few New Classics? Because the Canadian Bulldog has continued the long-standing (one-year) tradition of re-writing many of your favorite Christmas Carols so that they are related to wrestling (and also so that they rhyme slightly-less-well). You can get the lyrics sheets for such tunes as "You're a Mean One, Vinnie Mac," "Brocky the Snowman," and The Rick's Favorite, "Silence, Fans," in the holiday edition of Inside the Ropes.


Thursday, December 22, 2005

Steamboat-Savage on WWE 24/7

I've been waiting for 24/7 to carry either the entire WMIII card, or at least this match -- and now they've added Steamboat-Savage to this week's lineup. It's under the "Holiday Greetings" section as Carlito's pick (okay, whatever), and the match isn't as good as I remember it being - it's WAY better.

Seriously, if you haven't seen this match in the past couple of years, ordering 24/7 is worth the price of admission alone. The non-stop action, the false finishes, the crowd popping huge for everything, and the fact that both guys were at their absolute peak here.... it's just a fantastic match, and my words certainly can't do it justice.

Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Year-End Stuff

So following tomorrow's ITR, I'm going to be in full year-end mode. That means my OO picks for wrestler of the year, etc. plus my usual two-parter "Year In Review" ITR. So I wanted to ask you all the following questions:

Who do you think should be "Wrestler of the Year"?

What were some of the more important wrestling moments to you in 2006?

What was the biggest story in WWE? TNA?

What moment/angle/feud do you think many people may have forgotten about?

Thanks in advance...

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

MEGA multimedia review

Wow, I haven't done this for a while...

Over the past month, mostly while on vacation, I've had a chance to check out some decent DVD's, books, movies, etc., so here is a brief recap of the ones I would or wouldn't recommend.

Depeche Mode's "Precious" CD -- This single wasn't my favorite song of Playing the Angel, then I heard a remix in the store and knew I had to find it. Makes the initial song sound a zillion times better. If you like DM or even this one song, worth your while to check out the remixes (or at least download them from somewhere).

Jackass: The Movie -- Yes, I realize I'm, what, a few years late to the game, but I finally watched this DVD for the first time last week. It is easily as funny as people have said; forget having a queasy stomach - you NEED to see this film.

Jake "The Snake" Roberts: Pick Your Poison DVD -- An interesting biography, though perhaps a notch or two less so than, say, the Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit or Hulk Hogan ones. Basically, if you've been a fan of Jake over the years, you already KNOW his very sad story, and this DVD does little to change said story much. Some decent extras, particularly the Steamboat-Roberts match for Toronto's CNE Stadium (one of the first live wrestling shows I ever went to). Not a must-have DVD, let me put it this way, but not at all bad, either.

Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes -- I recently began reading King's work again after a loooooooong hiatus. This one is fantastic; about two dozen short stories packed in here, many of which are fantastic and spooky at the same time.

Sting: Moment Of Truth DVD -- I read Derek Burgan's review months and months ago on this and knew that the first opportunity I had, I would have to own this movie. And when I found init Buffalo last weekend, I didn't hesitate to purchase it. What follows is one of the crappiest, least-realistic "docudramas" about wrestling ever, and that's saying something. Okay, it's not in "Jesse Ventura Movie" territory, but at least that was HILARIOUS to watch unfold. This one wasn't funny, it was just kind of... there. Extras are basically worthless.

Syriana -- I'd be shocked if this doesn't get Oscar consideration, not because it was a brilliant movie (I wouldn't call it brilliant, anyways), but because this is the type of thing the Academy seems to flock to. Don't get me wrong - some very good acting here by George Clooney, Matt Damon and others. Just not the breakthrough movie some had made it out to be.

Ultimate Insiders: Matt & Jeff Hardy -- This is the same series as the Russo and Ferrara shoot interview I reviewed months back, and is just as good, despite the subjects being not quite as fascinating. Still, it's definitely worth a look -- great production values and some very interesting questions posed by Wade Keller. This was conducted shortly after Matt Hardy was fired during the whole Lita "thing". Now, I only have the first disc of three, and I'm not done even watching the first one quite yet, but I'm impressed with what I've seen so far.


Sunday, December 18, 2005

The Boss Is Back

Hey, everyone -- what's up? Just got back from the double vacation to Vegas and Buffalo. Had a blast at both; I'll have lots to share in the next little while, but I'm currently negotiating to see whether I'll make it to Armageddon tonight (not overly excited about it, so may just give it a pass), but perhaps another time. And some of my Vegas thoughts can be found right here as part of the OO Armageddon Preview.

But before I go, wanted to remind everyone to check out Johnny ITR's substitute column from earlier this week: well played, sir.

Okay, that's it. Later...

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Out Of Office Alert

I'm headed to Vegas (and then deepest, darkest Buffalo) for the next week or so, thus I probably won't be doing too much blogging, or writing of any kind, till the latter part of the week. Famous last words...

In my absence, Johnny ITR is in charge of shit, and will guest-writing a Very Special Inside The Ropes next Thursday.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Latest ITR

Championship Pedigree

Triple H has, by hook and by crook run up an impressive 10 WWF/WWE/World Title Reigns. Most assume he's got his sights set on eclipsing his idol, Ric Flair's, 16 world titles before all's said and done. But how, exactly has HHH gotten to where he is today? With the brand split and murky title lineages muddying the waters, there's only one man with the expertise and knowledge to untangle this mess. The Canadian Bulldog has all kinds of title history goodness, plus he answers a TON of YOUR e-mails in a very special Q&A edition of Inside the Ropes.


Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Arrested Development Line of the Night

"I’m sorry. We really should get another tape. They're not all that expensive."

Oh, how I have missed this show! Finally, Charlize Theron plays her role somewhat interestingly (actually, she did a great job last night, I have to say), and several previous episodes make a ton of sense. Plus, you've got to love the pre-plastic surgery photo. Cute.

Super Dave got fired? Damn!

I really hope some other network ends up getting this show, though the fact that the rumors haven't really surfaced yet doesn't give me a lot of hope. I don't understand how EVERYONE doesn't just love the hell out of this show.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Last Chance

For anyone who has hoping to get their questions into my all-Q&A column, you've got until basically Monday. Drop me a line at bulldog@onlineonslaught.com. Should be a pretty good column...

Friday, December 02, 2005

Depeche Mode "Touring The Angel"

If I haven't mentioned it here recently (or at all), Depeche Mode is my favorite band of all time, I've probably seen them in concert a good ten times over the past two decades. The last two concerts, however, have been beyond boring, so I was worried that last night's would be as well.

So I was pleasantly surprised. Not all were all three remaining bandmembers clearly into the music again, they also put on quite a memorable show. Sure, they played quite a bit of their latest album, but also I would say at least 15 hits from years past, possibly more (Off the top of my head -- Somebody, Just Can't Get Enough, Personal Jesus, A Question of Time, Everything Counts, Behind The Wheel, I Feel You, Never Let Me Down Again, Enjoy The Silence and Policy Of Truth, plus the newest single, Precious). Had kick-ass seats too, which always helps.

Anyways, just wanted to say that if you've been off-put by recent Mode tours, may be worth checking them out again. And as I mentioned here a few weeks ago, the "Playing The Angel" album is awesome, too.

Thursday, December 01, 2005


Just checked the monthly site stats today and I'm truly impressed. There were more than 700 unique visitors to this little ol' BullBLOG last month (Though, yes, I'm sure, many people just happen to check the site once a day and then there's of course the multimillion dollar "You have a great blog and I will bookmark it for sure. Check out my cow-milking blog when you get a chance" industry). But that's definitely the highest month for visits ever.


Oh, and I also noticed a staggering 320-odds replies to my poll from a few weeks ago. A new one is up now in anticipation of Matt Hocking's guest spot on ITR (which I'm assuming will be up on OO later tonight).

In any event, thanks much for reading/voting, and hopefully, I will have some more interesting material up here in the weeks and months to come.