I almost let it happen again.
A massive amount of stuff happened since SummerSlam both on and off the screen. I watched it live on the WWE Network (for only 9.99/mo), which is becoming more and more difficult with my schedule lately. I missed watching Money in the Bank and Battleground live, so this was kind of a big deal.
I can’t even begin to talk about everything so I’m going to touch on a few things.
Heath Slater is the hottest free agent in sports today. And if everything goes his way at Backlash, he’ll finally land a contract with Smackdown Live. That’s if he and The Man Beast, Rhyno, can become the first ever Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions. After being offered a contract if, and only if, he found a partner, AND together they go on to win the entire tournament, Heath was a man on a mission. Slater trys the Miz and Arn Anderson until finally Rhyno agrees to be his partner, telling Slater he bets a Tag Team Champion can make payments on an above ground pool. Continue reading “Am I Tough Enough?”
Shane McMahon vs Test – SummerSlam 1999
As the wrestling world prepares to head into SummerSlam weekend, I thought it would be a great time to debut what will likely be a biweekly series in conjunction with #FashbackFriday here at Kayfabe Kenny…
Kenny’s KayFabe Classic or KKFC
In this ongoing series I will highlight various matches and feuds that really epitomize professional wrestling and the magic wand that can sometimes be kayfabe. Most feuds will make the list because of how “real” the story feels, while others will fall somewhere in the middle and may require a little more suspension of disbelief.
The first feud I’d like to highlight features a classic SummerSlam bout and one of Shane McMahon’s finest matches. It’s a feud that was fairly simple in execution and I think that speaks to why it was successful. But, before I get to the match I need to lay in the back-story for this time in the company
Early on in 1999, Stephanie McMahon made her debut as “daddy’s little girl” in one of the most elaborate storylines in WWE history. After being stalked and subsequently kidnapped by The Undertaker, Stephanie was about to marry the Phenom against her will. The ceremony was interrupted by the redneck knight in shining armor, the Texas Rattlesnake, Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Continue reading “Kenny’s KayFabe Classic – KKFC #FlashbackFriday”
It’s been almost 3 months since I decided to start this blog. It’s also been almost 3 months since my last post. I didn’t really take into consideration all of the other things I had coming up in my life around that time and boy did I get slammed. I’m not going to bore you with why I haven’t been active because frankly you don’t care.
In these 3 months I have stayed true to my purpose of staying away from the IWC and, with the exception of some pretty regular podcasts that I will never stop listening to, I have refrained from any back stage rumors or wrestling news outlets. The outcome has been more than I ever could have hoped for. I am invested in the product so much more than I have been in recent years and it truly takes me back to why I fell in love with wrestling in the first place. The stories are being driven by characters, which are portrayed by phenomenal athletes, whose sole purpose is entertaining the masses. And right now it’s a good time to be a wrestling fan.
Continue reading “Let’s try this again.”