Friday, December 30, 2011

Another New Project

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Monday, December 26, 2011

Eat It!

The kid wanted to be fed,
But he always dreaded.
Dreaded the sight of fruits,
Because he thought they tasted like a boot.

The kid complained,
And his parents were drained.
Drained from the constant nagging,
he should not at all be bragging.

The kid never gave up,
As he even fought with his pup.
His pup sat down,
never having a bigger frown.

The kid kept at it and won,
And he never wanted anything less than a hamburger bun.
The hamburger bun made him no rookie,
Because he was allowed to eat all the cookies!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Eagerly Excited Early

It is hard to believe that Halloween was less than two weeks ago. Actually, it is not that hard to believe, but rather shocking that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away!

In fact, it was not too long ago when summer was here. I remember that pretty well. I had the summer off from school. I would do my usual persistent agenda each day. Come on now, not all days were the same as others! Anyway, the summer past quickly as it seemed like the end when school started. Ever since, time has been flying by. It changed to fall and the leaves started to change. I never have a problem with fall. I love seeing the changes of the leaves. Not only that, you can feel the difference in the season when you are walking. The air is not only cooler, but you can just feel and smell the fall season. The season reminds me of pumpkins, leaves crackling, and Halloween! As I stated earlier, Halloween past less than two weeks ago! It was a good Halloween. Now that pasted, it is time to move into Thanksgiving!

To me, Thanksgiving is not just about the food. It’s about the family time. It’s about sitting down with loved ones and spending time with them. It’s about being thankful for what you have in the world today. Like always, you should cherish everything you have! Honestly though, it seems like Thanksgiving is rolling right past this year. How is that so? Well, right after Halloween, stores all over decorated for Christmas. It always happens though. Another reason is the sale of Christmas goodies like eggnog. They usually sell it this time of year, but I notice more now than ever before. The weather does not help the situation as we had about two snow events here already. They weren’t big ones at all, but snow did lay on some spots and it did create the Christmas atmosphere. Finally, it is the music! I found myself listening to Christmas music every now and then. I NEVER listened to it this early.....but this year changed that. I don’t know why.....maybe it’s because I notice a lot more stuff earlier.....or that I just got in the mood.....or something else.

I always go shopping the day before Thanksgiving, which is a real treat as no one is out as they are preparing last minute meals. While I go out the day before, I also go out the day after Thanksgiving, otherwise known as Black Friday. I wrote my experience about Black Friday last year, and I am sure I will write about it this year. I am looking forward to those shopping days. It’s pretty weird as.....I am skipping right over Thanksgiving. Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving, but I am thinking about the shopping and deals and the big crowd rush that I love. In my mind, Christmas is coming, but it’s not for awhile. The feeling of Christmas is here though.

I told myself that I want to take one holiday at a time....first Halloween then Thanksgiving and then Christmas. It seems like I am rushing myself. I can’t wait for Thanksgiving, but I will be a festive Christmas character this year as I am already getting in the mood. I will be jolly and happy.....but not the jolly fat, white beard guy.

Take one holiday at a time, I say.....but I am eagerly excited early!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Make The Most

Take a deep breath.
Hold it.....
Release it!

Sit down, clear your mind, and ponder about life!

Life is filled with many things!
Things that are bad and things that are good and things in between!
Focus and think of the good!

Remember, the good always cancels the bad!

Think of your life and what you have!
Think about the little things!
Think of your friends, family, and the food that you eat!
Think of the luxuries you may take for granted like shelter, water, and forms of entertainment!

Somewhere in the world, someone misses those things!
Someone doesn't have friends or a family or even food to eat!
They can't enjoy the common things we use everyday!

Be happy, be thankful!
Enjoy the little things in life!
Make the most out of life!
Love your life!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Support WNW!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Do You Have Mail?

Would anyone have thought that there would be one day where no one would send and receive letters, bills, or cards from other people? That day may be coming up for the United States Postal Service. The unfortunate decline of the Postal Service is the result of the decline of mail that is caused by the uproar of new and improved technology, but, with strong dedication and work, cuts need to be placed as well as additions to the legendary service to keep it afloat.

The Problem of the Postal Service Decline

The decline of the postal system is resulting in a billion dollar deficit. The Postal Service has been losing money for several years, but it received its biggest deficit last year. In 2010, the USPS recorded an $8.5 billion deficit (Beato).  With such an enormous loss, there is not any doubt that changes need to be made. If the decline continues for the United States Postal Service, no one will even know where the service will be in a decade. In fact, the postal service may lose $238 billion over the next 10 years ("Pushing the Envelope"). With the future not looking bright, it will need to find a way to change soon! With the innovation of technology, a once thriving business is left to suffer from raging deficits.

Another problem that faces the Postal Service is the loss of jobs. No one can deny that the USPS is losing money. When a business loses money, it has to make up for it. Sadly, businesses may have to make up for that by leaving people to defend for themselves. With the Postal Service losing billions, it caused it to announce that 220,000 positions would be eliminated by 2015, which is 30% of the current postal service staff (Kalafatis). People hear of businesses laying off hundreds of workers, maybe even thousands, but never hundreds of thousands. While 2015 may seem far away, it is only 4 years away. To clarify, they will be eliminating 55,000 jobs a year. Since they cannot just exhume money from the ground, they will have to cut almost 1/3 of its workforce.

The United States Postal Service is suffering another blow and that is its mail volume. While the Postal Service received its biggest year in recorded history in 2006, mail volume has been dropping since then. The USPS carried 170 billion pieces of mail in 2009, which marked the straight year of decline in mail volume since 2006 when it had an all-time high of 213 billion pieces (Stone). It shows that the country found another way to send mail to others. With the shortage of mail, along with them racking up their deficit, and its employee cuts, postal executives have decided to trim the fat from the number of stores they have. The U.S. Postal Service plans to close as many as 2,000 of their 32,000 outlets this year (Beato). The USPS is trying to find anything to cut while still maintaining to deliver mail to the American people. It is not closing stores for no reason, but it is closing them because of the reduction of mail volume.

The Causes of the Postal Service Decline

The USPS is suffering from many problems that trickle down to the very way it runs business, but one cause of that is through the decline of first-class mail and an increase in wages and benefits. Not only is the post office losing money each year, but it is also suffering from other declines. Financial problems rose mostly from the declines in first-class mail volume and increases in wages and benefits (Kalafatus). The Postal Service is seeing their first-class mail decline since 2007. Even though it is only four years of straight decline, it is losing an excessive amount of mail each year, no, month. From April to June of this year, the post office handled 39.8 billion pieces of mail; however, that is 1.1 billion pieces fewer than the same time one year ago (Eversley). This era is called the internet age and the numbers explain why. The numbers have been falling like water from Niagara Falls, and we know that water that falls from there does not go back to the top.

The United States Postal Service is in a tight situation that can be blamed directly through technology. One invention that took the stamp away from letters is the invention of e-mail! Even delivering mail up to four times a day could not stop what would spell catastrophe for the USPS: e-mail, which is faster, easier and free (Romero). No one has to buy a stamp to send e-mails to each other. While the thought of paying for internet access comes to mind, it really is not a big problem. 4/5 households with internet access pay bills online (Romero). People are seeing that paying their bills online is much hectic as the American people can click instead of putting it in an envelope and hit send instead of adhering a $.44 stamp to the letter. Even business owners are not helping a national business called the USPS. The owner of Sellers Photo now pays bills online and receives financial statements electronically while cutting down on mailing clients CDs as he sends those images over the internet (Jesdanun). Entrepreneurs may like to help the postal system, but they know the quickest way to get to their customers and that is through the World Wide Web. The growing technology is directly affecting and hurting the postal service’s main job.

Lastly, the post office is in the fast track of declining money each day, month, and year because of the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act. While the postal service is part of the federal government, it souly relies on themselves. The USPS is only funded by its revenue as it does not receive taxpaper money (“Pushing the Envelope”). Some ponder on the thought of how USPS can loose money each year, but people do not know that they run entirely on their revenue. Think of the post office as a retail business because retail businesses do not get help from the government as they are in the red or black from its revenue. While the United States Postal Service is receiving its money from its customers, it truly does not cover all of its costs. The Postal Service’s biggest fiscal crises is from the 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act, which requires to prefund its retiree Health Benfits Fund at the rate of around $5.6 billion a year till 2016 (Beato). Stated earlier, the 2010 deficit was $8.5 billion. If the USPS abolish this expensive act sometime this year or the next, the post office will save billions and billions of dollars. While it is still in the red, it will not have to slash as many expenses. The 2006 Postal Accountability and Enhancement Act quite possibly be the biggest expense for the post office.

The Solutions of the Postal Service Decline

The Unitd States Postal Service needs an enormous amount of help in order to eliminte its deficit to become a profitable service again; therefore, one suggestion was brought up to cut delivery on Saturdays or create postal “holidays”. People have been talking about cancelling Saturday delivery for a couple years, but it looks like it could be sooner than later. The new delivery schedule would not be a problem for most as people would have to get use to paying their bills and sending cards a day earlier (“Pushing the Envelope”). Sending mail a day earlier might not be a problem for most, but if it is, people can also use private carriers. The problem is there are people who rely on Saturday mail. Some argue that weekend work stoppage will delay deliveries for medications and social security checks while others do not have internet to pay their bills online (“Pushing the Envelope”). While eliminating Saturday mail is a controversail situation, there is another way to save money. The post office will take days off, but selected ones. Instead of cutting Saturday service, create postal “holidays” on the slowest delivery days each year (“Pushing the Envelope”). Just like any other business, the USPS has its slow and busy days. In order to save money, they can create days where they will not have service at all as there is no need to even send mail out on those particular days. While it is cutting Saturday or creating days off, they will have to trim the number of days they serve the public.

Whether the U.S. mailing service eliminates days from their service or not, it will still be losing money annuanly, so, to change that, it needs to exclude their old, dated technological ways. To actually turn out a profit, they can try to reinvent themselves in stores nationwide. Postmaster General John Potter proposed closing some post offices and replacing them with automated kioks and postal windows in stores (“Pushing the Envelope”). The USPS cannot survive with its own stores which is the reason why it continues to close stores around the United States. Department stores have grown into multi-million dollar businesses throughout the decade, so if the post office can have a special concord them, it would help out incredibly. Even if the proposed plan does not work, it will help out for some time. Postal agencies can benefit for several more years by cutting costs and adding automated kioks (Jesdanun). The plan will help out for a period of time, but if it does not, it will give the USPS more time to cut costs. The postal service needs to think of innovative ways in this technology era.

In addition, the United States Post Office can omit its old ways by converting to new, higher-value products to save money. The postal service has been focused on the number of mail they get, but they need to relinquish that idea. Convert the model from volume of mail to new, higher-value products that people are demanding (Goldway). Obvisiouly, the post office is not going to see any spike of mail volume in the future; therefore, they need to change their focus topic to meet the demands of its customers. Also, the USPS needs to convert to today’s environmental and technology plans. Convert the vehicles to run electricity to save over $400 million a year as well as being independent on foreign oil (Goldway). The gas prices are always fluctuating and with thousands and thousands of trucks, it could run up a hefty bill, but switching what its trucks run on will not only save them money, but it will also help the environment. The postal service needs to think of new ways to run its business in today’s age as every small detail and expense counts.

Even though the United States Postal Service continues to see its mail volume drop, there are cases where places and businesses are helping them out. To people’s dismay, some of the top movies in today’s era are supporing the USPS. The Postal Service still has one big booster: Hollywood, as movies are still trafficking in old-fashioned, handwritten letters (Setoodeh). Movies are bringing in millions of dollars, and that means millions of people are watching, so the Postal Service is getting free advertising to all of those movie watchers. Lastly, some people think of the internet of ruining the Postal Service; meanwhile, it also has an upside as it has created new ways of mailing. The internet also has created new mailing opportunies from e-commerce sales, digital photo printing and DVD rentals (Jesdanun). For example, a company growing every year, Netflix Inc., already sent out over a billion DVD rentals to their tens of millions of subscribers as they receive their DVDs directly through the United States Post Service. The post office records a decline of billions pieces of mail each time we hear their yearly report, but maybe the most unlikely helper is helping the post office: the internet! Nothing is entirely independent from the U.S. mailing service.

The United States Postal Service is losing billions which will stand a problem for the Postal Service jobs as well as their stores and it is all caused by the decline of mail, raise in wages, the innovation of technology, and the 2006 Accountability and Enhancement Act, but it can still survive through huge and small solutions to cut the expenses from cancelling days to converting to new, innovative, and higher-value products. The USPS could be slowly coming to an end. If it comes to an end, no one will feel the satisfaction of getting and opening a letter like it was a Christmas present. No one would ever think that they did not need a mail box in the front of their house!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Computer: My Story Part 2

If you follow me on Twitter or even read my tweets, you know that I was planning on writing a blog tonight. I had two topics to type about, but I am not sure how great the one topic will go over, so I decided to pick the other. After coming home, I turned on my MacBook Pro, which takes less than one minute to boot up, and I clicked on Safari. I have my home page set on the Apple site. As soon as it came up, I saw Steve Jobs' face. I was a bit surprised as I go on the Apple site everyday and I know they had the new iPhone 4S picture up. I clicked on his face, as every curious person would. I read what it stated and I was completely dumbfounded and shocked. I was stunned. I did not know what to think. I know it is the Apple website, but as soon as you hear news like this, you can't believe it fully. So, I went on Twitter and there were all these trending topics about Apple and Steve. I ended my search on Yahoo and saw the article of Steve Jobs' death. I just had to read it. While the death comes to a surprise, it makes people reflect on Apple, Inc. as a whole. It makes you think of all of the inventions Apple came up with. Those inventions came directly from Steve Jobs. He was the revolutionist. He was the visionary. He was the man who changed the world. There are people in history that has changed the world. You can name people that represent evil and good, but Steve Jobs is the man who changed the world for the better. He was the ultimate businessman. He was the ultimate inventionist (Doubt that is a word but I am making it a word). Steve Jobs, this era's Renaissance Man, is truly an inspiration, a mentor, and one of my idols. May he rest in peace!

After sharing my thoughts about Steve, I want to go ahead and discuss my computer history. With my last blog getting some great reviews, I figured I will go more in-depth with my computer life. Besides, what better time than to praise, rave and support Apple?!

As most of you should know, I own a Dell laptop. While I still own it, it does not mean I still use it. You can read my last blog of how that came about. Part 2 is discussing the customer service of Dell. I had the laptop for two years. That is not long for a computer anymore. Well, I guess Dell thinks so. My laptop just crashed. I would hit the power button and a black screen would show. It would turn on, but nothing would appear. It was a disaster. So, I called Dell's Customer Service. That was one of the most chaotic, hectic, and one of the lousiest times I ever had while dealing with something technology related. I called Dell and there was this foreign guy who answered. I had to explain everything to him. Now, let me tell you.....this was my very first computer that was my you can probably guess that I was in a huge panic. Anyway, the customer service guy could barely speak English. I had to hit all these buttons for the tech guy to figure what was wrong with it. Trust me, there was a lot of "What did you say" in the conversation. He then made me take the computer apart and so on. It was bad. I sincerely got fed up. So, I had to get a family member to talk to them. Dell works things out to their advantage all the time. They said my warranty just expired. Weird how the warranty expired right before my laptop failed to operate. We purchased the warranty again so Dell could actually help us. Well, they have this bright idea to send some guy to our house. After hours of talking on the phone, this appointment was set up.

So, about a week later, this guy comes to our house. There was a whole situation on him arriving, but I will not go into that. I met this guy and I was on a tight schedule. I wanted my computer fixed. That's all I wanted. That's plain and simple. Well, this guy thinks he can tell his whole life story. He tells me about his different jobs, his past experiences, and he tells me a story about his one finger, which was missing skin on it. This guy was eccentric in every sense of the word. He put in new Ram and that didn't work. He then put in a new motherboard and I think that is what fixed it. Was it working perfectly again? NOPE! Every now and then, the computer would randomly shut off. Technically, he did not fix it at all.

There is another case where I dealt with Dell's customer service again, but I will save that for part 3.

The reason why I am telling this story is because I experienced Apple's customer service. It was for my iPad 2. While there was no problem with it, I was curious about something on the electronic. I contacted them and was I pleased! Oh, how I was pleased! They actually spoke fluent English. They actually cared. They actually were friendly and helped you out. That is another advantage Apple has toward their competition.

Stay tuned for Part 3. While I am a neophyte in computering, I know what company's products to reach out to: Apple!

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Computer: My Story

If you follow me on Twitter or are friends with me on Facebook, or even know me in person, you probably know all about my computer problem! If you don't, I will give you a terse story about it!

I got a Dell laptop three years ago. It was a very expensive laptop. When I got it, I thought it was the best computer on Earth! The specialist who we ordered it from said that it would last well over 5 years. He said it will be great up to 8 years, actually. Well two years past, and the computer died. All you could do was turn it on and the screen would remain black. I had to go through stressful times with Dell in order to get it fixed. After it was fixed, a year later, the computer would start to shut off at random times. That actually happened throughout the entire year ever since I got it first the first time. I couldn't take it anymore and called Dell. This time, they wanted me to send it in. The problem is, I use my computer every day. I write for a popular website and they wanted my computer for around 10 days. You probably know how I was feeling! Ever since that incident, I told myself that I will not be around this computer anymore. I started looking around for a replacement. When I got back my Dell, it worked fine, but I told myself that it will be like this for now. My warranty was expiring and as soon as it would expire, the computer would go just like it did the first time. I sent it in during the Summer of this year. Well, in the spring of this year, I got myself the iPad 2! This was my first Apple product. I heard so much about Apple. It was both positive and negative, but the iPad 2 seemed so amazing, that I just needed to have it. Not only that, it would relief myself from using my Dell everyday. I got the iPad 2 and fell in love with it. No joke! I was becoming an Apple fanboy! When I sent my Dell in, I started to pay attention and research computer systems. I would research the processors and ram and everything. It led me to a MacBook Pro!

Now, my nefarious Dell didn't lead me to purchase a MacBook Pro, but it was a cause of both financial stability and some excitement in my life. I received my MacBook Pro this week. After having it for a few days, I have to say, it beats my Dell and every other computer that I have been on. I love it! From the huge trackpad, to the multi-touch gestures, to the backlit keyboard, to the unique dock and screen set-up. Not only does it have the most up-to-date processor, but I increased the ram as it runs as smooth as butter! Picture this: my Dell laptop had 2 gig of ram. At the time, it seemed like it was good, but now it seems horrible. My MacBook Pro has 8 gig of ram! You can clearly see the difference! What a difference it makes too! Another thing that I love about the Pro is the design. My Dell laptop had a red front to it. I do have to say, I do like the red, BUT I absolutely love the Apple logo on the front of my Pro. I love when it lights up. This may seem weird, but seeing the Apple logo light up is orgasmic! ANYWAY, my Dell was less than 2 inches thick! My MacBook Pro is less than an inch thick! It's also smooth on each side and edge. It's quite a site to see! This is my first time I am typing on the Pro for a lengthy blog, and I have to say the fingers just flow evenly and fluently over the keys without any problem at all.

While the MacBook Pro is quite expensive, I do have to say.....if you have the financial stability and are looking for a computer, I would recommend everyone to get one! It's worth it, no doubt in my mind! I got my iPad 2 and it was totally worth t! After getting this Pro, I have turned into "Apple 4 Life" guy. I will continue to be on my MacBook Pro now and for years to come while my Dell laptop will forever be jealous!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Alex's Assumptions - Fifth Installment

In this installment, I talk about August 15th, 2011's edition of Monday Night Raw from the WWE. That episode housed everything right after Summerslam 2011. Hear my thoughts and opinions!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Alex's Assumptions - Fourth Installment

WWE's Summerslam pay-per-view will be live on August 4th, 2011. In this installment, I will give my thoughts, opinions, and predictions of the matches. Not only that, but will give my thoughts of the pay-per-view as a whole and will decide if it's a good buy.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Alex's Assumptions - Third Installment

On August 1st, 2011, WWE had another edition of Monday Night Raw. During that show, WWE had a diva battle royal. During that match, we saw a shocking moment where Gail Kim rolled out of the ring. That was the climax to the lousy diva division WWE has made. 5 days later, Gail Kim was released. In this installment, I discuss the current state of WWE's diva division.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Alex's Assumptions - Second Installment

On August 4th, the chairman of the WWE, Vince McMahon released the second quarter earnings. Not only that, but he had a conference call. Well I give my thoughts and opinions about the statements he said as I blame both Vince and the PG era for WWE's poor quality.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Alex's Assumptions - First Installment

The first installment of Alex's Assumptions as I discuss my thoughts and opinions about recent wrestling news stories. I will be discussing the recent suspension of Sin Cara.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

WWE: Where Is The Logic?

I would like to give everyone an update on my status with the WWE. I want to go back to Money in the Bank PPV. Yes, I did watch the PPV. I am not saying that I paid the WWE. I am saying that I watched the PPV. Now to Monday. Raw, I did not watch the show. I had it on for about 45 minutes. I fell asleep for the last 15 minutes. Yes, I fell asleep. I rarely fall asleep during a wrestling show. When I fall asleep, you know exactly how the show is. I did catch the results online though, and I will get to that a little later. Now onto Friday night Smackdown. I barely watched the show. I turned it on and saw Christian and I just turned it off. I did see the part where they replayed the whole part with Triple H/Vince McMahon from Raw, but I will explain that later. So this week, I barely watched any WWE television.

While I said I barely watched Raw, that doesn't mean I can't write about it. Why? Because this day and age, you don't need to watch WWE programming to write about it. I read the results and the spoilers for Smackdown, so I can easily write about it. I will be writing about Raw though as I ask the WWE, "Where is the logic?"

The first thing I want to start to talk about is the whole tournament. Now Vince McMahon comes out and explains that there will be a tournament to crown the new WWE Champion. Now just wait a second. How in the world can they crown a new champion if the WWE title is not in the company? As you may know, CM Punk vs. John Cena was for the WWE Title. CM Punk won and he got the title. That was said to be his last match and his last show in the WWE as he was leaving the company. He left with the title. So WWE, how can you have a tournament to crown a champion if you don't have the title? Yes you can make a new title, but what about the old title? It's still floating around there. It will be and that will be the title. You just can't create a new one and forget the old one. CM Punk left with the title, so how can the WWE just forget about that?

One quick thing I want to mention is the tournament and the star in it. The star is named Alberto Del Rio. He is the winner of the Raw Money in the Bank briefcase. That briefcase is for a title show whenever he wants it. Now tell me, how can he be in a tournament if he can have a shot whenever he wants? I am not so mad about him being in the tournament, but more mad of how he was treated in the tournament. Alberto lost. Being a briefcase winner, WWE should be focusing on him. WWE should be building him up to the main event scene. Yes he was there before, but he quickly fell. Now he has a chance to be at the top again, and this time he should stay at the top. If WWE wants him to be a huge future star, they need to start building. Don't waste any time. What do they do? They make him loose. That just hurts him and the briefcase himself. There are plenty of other WWE stars to put in the tournament. Put someone in who hasn't got air time or match time in awhile. I know quite a few people. Instead of WWE using someone new and see how they do, they use Alberto and burry him.

Not only do they mess up with tournament there, but they cancel it until next week. What is that WWE? That is just like saying, "Hey, let's just move the WWE Title match next week because the title doesn't mean anything anyway. Hell, the title isn't even suppose to be in the company, but let's have a tournament for it. Let's just do whatever with the tournament as who cares about the title." I remember when the title meant everything. I remember it was huge to be named WWE Champion. People dreamt of being WWE Champion. Now, it's nothing special. It doesn't mean anything anymore.

Lastly, the whole McMahon/Triple H scenario is out there. So Vince comes down and then Triple H and Triple H says that Vince isn't the owner anymore. Triple H says he is the owner. Here is where that is wrong. First off, that is not logical. That is not real. If it was real, WWE would have a press conference about it. Not only isn't it fake, but it could affect WWE's stock in the New York Stock Exchange. WWE just doesn't know the results of their stories. Not only that, I don't get why WWE goes and changes the owner while they still have the Raw GM be a computer. Why WWE would go so far and make a new owner is beyond me. We do know that Triple H will be the owner of WWE once Vince leaves, but I know that Vince isn't leaving anytime soon. How do I know? Well he did an interview on some news station a couple weeks ago. He talked about leaving and he said he will leave when he knows he can't do it anymore. He did say that he thinks he still has it. That is not going to change in a couple weeks. If it's a transition for Triple H to become owner, then it's a good transition. I just know that won't happen for awhile.

When I was watching Smackdown with a family member, the McMahon/Triple H from Raw video aired. Now the family member never watches wrestling. Usually though, when some segment from wrestling comes on, you want them to be hooked. You want them to watch the next week and week after that. Well they saw the video from what happened on Raw and they said it was dumb. I know they won't be watching it next week. What does that say? The scenario can't draw in someone who usually doesn't watch it. They didn't find it interesting. Not only that, they probably can tell it's not real.

WWE creative doesn't know how to book logical stories. Did some find it interesting....sure....but was it! WWE may have excited some people with it, but only time will tell. Some ask what I would do differently. Well.....

I would book the WWE as follows:

I will have Vince McMahon himself come on camera for Raw. As he would come on, he will not set up any tournament. He will plead for CM Punk to come back. He would then explain that he will send people out to try to retrieve the title from Punk. As he is talking, Triple H would then come out. He will tell Vince that he doesn't have it anymore. He will tell Vince that he hasn't been doing anything to give the fans what they want. He would blame Vince for the terrible slump Raw and the whole WWE is in. He will then go on and talk about the whole Raw GM scenario. Vince would get furious. Triple H would talk about how it's a huge mistake and a bad idea as Vince McMahon thought of it himself. Vince would get more angered. Triple H says he can do better. Vince can't take it anymore and he reveals the GM. The Raw GM is......HIMSELF! Triple H would then go on to blame Vince for loosing the title, loosing some huge stars in the WWE, and completely going blind with the booking of the WWE. Vince asks Triple H if he can do any better, and Triple H says he can. Vince can't take it anymore. Vince makes Triple H the Raw GM for a couple weeks/months. If Triple H can't get done with what he wants to accomplish, he will take bad Triple H's GM position. Triple H that he will get the title back and other things as he knows what to do. (We all know Punk really isn't going to leave the company).

I am not the booker or creative writer for WWE though. While we will see something else on television, we won't be seeing any of that!

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Hyped-Up Mess

CM Punk vs. John Cena at Money in the Bank. Some are saying that it was a classic, 5 star match. Some simply loved it. Some are talking about it nonstop. Well I did watch the match and I have to disagree with them. Some say it was one of the top matches in years......but the some is not me and I can tell you exactly why.

One reason why this match is overly talked about can be described in one word.....botch! I found countless times where the moves from either Cena or Punk did not connect at all. I am not saying that punk can't hit a target, I am saying that both messed up quite a bit.  There were some punches and some other big moves that just didn't work out in their favor. I don't want to take anything away from Punk as he is one of my favorites, but you can't deny the truth.

Another reason why I think this match is overly talked about is how boring the match was, plain and simple.  I was expecting the match to have some huge moves from Cena himself since he barely puts on any big time moves. The only good moves we saw was from Punk and that was the suicide dive and the sunset flip power bomb (Even that was a botch).  Besides talking about big time moves, the match itself was boring. The whole beginning and middle was just dragging along. Yes, they had some match wrestling there, but come on, don't waste time doing simple armlocks.  Actually, I left the room during the match. It was just plain boring. It was about 2/3 into the match that it actually picked up. It had to be after the third Attitude Adjustment, which was pretty close to the ending. There were times where I thought the match was going to end, but it did not. It was when McMahon came out that really caught my attention. Who would have guessed?! The owner of the company I keep criticizing actually made the match interesting.  When he motioned for the bell, I was thinking "Not enough Montreal incident". To my dismay, Cena saved the match, which is really surprising. What is that, the second save of the night?! First Vince and then Cena! So Cena got back in the ring and Punk hit the GTS and got the win!

Was I surprised? Yes! Was it shocking? Yes! Was it logical? No! I knew when Punk came to the ring that something was up. I mean he came out with a new shirt. WWE never makes a new shirt for someone when they are leaving. Some will counter and say Edge or Shawn Michaels. Please! They were retiring! With Punk winning, there is nothing logical about this scenario. They say Cena is fired. How many times do they have to do that? I mean they did it last year. We know Cena is not fired, so stop trying to fool us. Don't insult my intelligence, WWE. Second, I know you will never allow someone who is leaving the company take the title. Yes, they have the 90 day clause, but it doesn't matter. The title is still the title. Since Punk won the title, we can conclude that he is staying with the company. I don't mind having the whole "Punk is leaving and if he wins, he will take the title". He was about to leave, plain and simple. The problem is the whole Cena being fired angle!

Lastly, I read some people talking about how that match is what wrestling is all about. Really? Seriously? I can not tell you how ashamed I am because they said that. If they want wrestling matches in the WWE, then they can talk about Shawn vs. Taker. They can talk about Angle vs. Brock.  If they truly want to talk about wrestling, then they should be talking about TNA's last PPV, Destination X! That is where the wrestling was. That was nonstop, amazing, back and forth action. That is what I am talking about!  Sure, some people do like different styles of wrestling, but if you are saying that the Punk/Cena match is what wrestling is all about, then that is stating a fact, not your opinion.

Was the match good? Sure. Was the match the best in years? No! Both Cena and Punk gave it their best. I give both of them credit where it is due. It probably won't be the last time we see the match. The match was average. On the bright side, Cena lost! The PPV was named, Money in the Bank. That is where I kept my the bank!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Welcome Back?!

Well it has almost been a year since this ended. Throughout that year, people have been constantly asking if it would come back. People thought it would have never ended......but it did. People thought it would never come back.......but it has!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Stardom from Sharpness - Edge!

The word edge can be used in a variety of ways describing a variety of things.  People say, "He's on the edge," or they say, "Watch the edge of the table."  The word edge is described as a border or corner, a thin sharp side of the blade, or an improved position or advantage.  The word edge has many definitions and can be looked at in different ways, but there's only one WWE Superstar Edge and he isn't just a word!

The Rated R Superstar, The Ultimate Opportunist, The Master Manipulator, and Mr. Money in the Bank can only describe one person.  That one person has a sharpness of a shark and was always on the border line, or edge (pun intended), of sanity and insanity and that is Edge!  Edge accomplished nearly everything in the WWE.  Yes, he didn't win every single title in the WWE, but no one can.  He could never win the Cruiserweight Title simply because he wasn't small enough.  He has done nearly everything- one almost every title and faced in almost every match!  Who would have thought Edge would have held the most championships in WWE history?  I didn't and certainly he didn't!

Even though I never watched Edge's entire career unfold or even was a fan of his work his entire career, that doesn't mean that I never fully appreciated him.  I became an Edgehead in 2008.  The month and day cannot be remembered, that that is truly irrelevant.  That year was a huge transition for me in the wrestling world.  I was always a babyface fan for life.  I never liked the heels and their tactics.  That changed though.  In 2008, you can say i went to the dark side.  I became a heel fan and never looked back.  That brings me back to Edge.  In 2008, Edge was one of the biggest heels in the company.  Edge was in a relationship with Vickie Guerrero.  During their time together, I was still that babyface fan.  It was up until Triple H showed that Edge cheated on Vickie that I turned.  When Vickie announced The Undertaker vs. Edge in Hell in a Cell at Summerslam is when I became a full Edge fan.  Edge lost that match and took a break for awhile.  Yes, I was upset.  As soon as I became a fan, he has to leave for a couple months.  He came back though and everything was fine.

Edge then went on to face more people and win more titles.  I truly believe that Smackdown was Edge's show.  He went over there and, lack of a better word, ran through it.  He then hit a brick wall in his career.  He was running so fast, he didn't look up to see what was in front of him.  SMACK.....he fell down.  He had a career threatening injury.  This injury would have stopped any normal person from coming back.  Edge isn't normal.  He pushed his way through.  He lost months off of his career, but he came back from one of the hardest injuries to come back from.  Edge was at the top once again.  He then went to Raw in the 2010 draft.  He was there for a short while, but moved back to his show where he won another title.  While Edge may get knocked down, he always gets back up.

Edge had so many huge sections in his career.  Some may like one more than the other, but when it comes down to it, Edge successfully carried the tasks at hand.  He had a gimmick/character and he ran with it.  When he was called The Rated R Superstar, he truly did stuff to earn that name.  Personally, I loved Edge in that era.  I was not a fan of Edge then, but looking back, he was simply amazing.  His heel character was so successful; he actually made me boo him.  Edge's La Familia was a huge part of my wrestling life as I found the one person that I honestly liked.

I remember years ago, and I mean years grand-mother would go to this flea market where I live.  It was held every Sunday, but we didn't go every week.  They always had a lot of wrestling venues, so I was always thrilled to pick up whatever wrestling merchandise I didn't have.  One of the venue owner's asked me who my favorite wrestler was.  I blanked out.  I really couldn't answer it.  I then said The Undertaker.  He gave me an Undertaker card and then a Kane card because, well if you liked Taker at the time, you liked Kane as they were a tag team.  I still have those cards to this day.  I now know how to answer that question without blanking out.  I would answer that question in a heartbeat.  My favorite wrestler is Edge.  Edge, without a doubt, no questions asked, is my favorite.

Edge- he done it all.....won it all.  Edge went out and entertained us every single time.  He tried his very best and he exceeded.  He put on amazing, classic matches.  He faced the very best.....faced the veterans and classic stars.....while also facing and helping stars grow for the future.  Edge was once the biggest thing WWE had.  Edge, day in and day out, every second, minute, hour.....always.....reeks of awesomeness!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Turn Around

As my readers may know, I use to own the biggest online fantasy wrestling company on the internet.  It was called TFC and it stood for The Fan's Company.  It reached across WWE's site  It also had it's own website.  It had it's own blogspot page.  Not only that, it had it's own Twitter and it's own chatbox.  TFC had it all.  I shut it down as 2010's Summer ended.  I seriously didn't miss it at first.  I was relieved that I ended it's reign.  After months went by, I did want to write.  I had that craving to write again.  I wanted to think and make up shows.  I wanted to type them and have readers read and follow the shows.  I still had the following, so if I did start it up again, I know people would come back.  But was about to end.  So I decided to open TFC's forums one last time.  I closed them when I ended TFC.  I was shocked by the results!  People from all over wrote on TFC's forums.  I was actually surprised by some of the people writing.  I mean I heard from some people I never thought I would hear from again and they weren't in TFC in it's final months.  It easily got over 100 posts in just a short amount of time.  Loved the interaction.

I then felt that I should bring TFC up one more time since I know people are back into the addiction.  I was pondering on the idea, but something else came along. wrote that they are looking for writers.  It's a wrestling site that I have been reading for years.  I submitted an application.  Out of hundreds or thousands of applies, I was one of the seven that got contacted.  After some confusion and not getting back to them in time, I still got an opportunity.  One of my many goals was to write for a major wrestling website.  I always wanted to write for them.  I GOT THE JOB!  I am now a Wrestling News World writer and I couldn't be happier.  I love writing for them.  I now got their premium package.  It's great.  It's what I have been waiting for.

While TFC took up a lot of my time and I wanted to get back into writing, there is no need to bring back something that is already down and out.  I brought something else alive and that is my coverage on Wrestling News World.  The site gets over 30,000 views a day, so you can't complain at all.  TFC would just have to wait, as I found something, hate to say it,........bigger!

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