Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 7/25/2021

Paul” The Nitro” Skivers

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro! The winds of wrestling are going in an interesting direction this week as the summer continues to roll on. So grab a cup of coffee and get ready to look back at another week of action in the world of pro wrestling

Let us begin with the desperate state of the WWE in obtaining main event bouts for Summerslam. So desperate that they are bringing in Goldberg yet again for a bout with Bobby Lashley. Really?! What good is it going to do for Bobby Lashley to beat Goldberg. Not much, since Goldberg is too old to compete at a level that would be acceptable by the fans. This will be a short match to say the least and would not provide any momentum moving forward for Lashley for the rest of the year. As far as Oldberg goes (oops, I mean Goldberg), it is time to stay retired and when asked next time by WWE to come back to just say NO!

Another person making a return to John Cena, who challenged Roman Reigns for the Universal Title at Summerslam. But, Roman said NO and accepted the challenge of Finn Balor for a match. This is the right thing for Roman as John Cena has nothing to offer to the fans, maybe with the exception of the WWE Universe(which I do not have any desire to be a part of). However, John has probably not added anything to his skill set and is probably going to provide a boring match. Good move on Roman to say No and maybe it is time for John to go back making movies in Hollywood!

Let us move on to a prediction that I want to make right now. By the end of 2021, AEW will be the number 1 organization in all of Pro Wrestling. They took some major steps this past month with their debut in the New York City area at the Arthur Ashe Stadium in September for an episode of Dynamite as well as a two day extravaganza in Pittsburgh. Then, they just signed Daniel Bryan and possibly CM Punk to contracts to join AEW. This is a big deal because these two are still in the prime of their careers and they can have great matches with stars like Adam Page, Jungle Boy, etc. Finally, this will bring their viewership to a very high level for Dynamite and their new Friday show premiering in August. In closing, refer to this column at the end of the year if this prediction comes true.

That will do it for this week’s edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro! Have a great week and I will see you next Sunday Morning!

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 7/18/2021

Paul ” The Nitro” Skivers

Hello and welcome to this edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. This week, I am in a somber and respectful mood as we all reacted to the passing of Mr. Wonderful Paul Orndorff this past Monday at the age of 72. I would like to offer my thoughts and a personal story of seeing Mr. Wonderful in action in the ring.

Throughout his career, Paul was an outstanding wrestler with one of the best bodies in wrestling at the time. He was a tough guy who treated wrestling seriously and always put in 100% effort every time in the ring either as a bad guy or a good guy. Paul began his career in the early 70’s in Florida and he wrestled in several territories throughout the mid-70’s. Then in May 1977, Paul became a champion for the first time I believe when he beat Jerry the King Lawler in Memphis, Tennessee to become the Southern Champion. However, his first major break came in 1978 when he went to the Md-Atlantic area and teamed with Jimmy Superfly Snuka to become the NWA World Tag Team Champions by beating Ric Flair and Greg Valentine. His success would continue throughout the start of the 1980’s in the Mid-South area by winning the North American Title and in the Georgia area by winning the National Title several times.

However, his biggest success came when he debuted in the WWE in 1984 as he was advised by Roddy Piper at the beginning and then managed by Bobby Heenan. Then, his career skyrocketed in the WWE and here are several examples:

  1. Headlined the first Wrestlemania teaming with Roddy Piper against Hulk Hogan and Mr. T.
  2. Began an intense feud by feuding with Roddy Piper and firing Bobby Heenan.
  3. Turning on Hulk Hogan in June 1986 and had the feud of the year with Hogan throughout the rest of 1986 culminating with a cage match with Hogan on Saturday Night’s Main Event.

His run in the WWE would end in December 1987 when he left to recover from a bicep injury that would last about two years before reappearing on the independent scene in 1989 against Kerry Von Erich. Then, he would reappear in WCW in 1990 as a member of the Dudes with Attitude that did not last long and Paul would leave in September of that year to go back on the independent circuit. He would eventually return to WCW in 1992 where he had a reign as WCW Television Champion and Tag Team Champion with Paul Roma as Pretty Wonderful before retiring in 1994 to become an agent until he left WCW in 1996 to enjoy retirement.

I happen to personally see Mr. Wonderful in action at an independent card on March 10, 1991 at the Smyrna High School gym in Smyrna, Delaware against Afa the Samoan. During the intermission, I got an autograph and shook his hand and he thanked me for the support of his career as a fan, which was a super cool moment. Then, he went on to beat Afa the Samoan by DQ in the main event because of the interference of Samu the Samoan. It was a good match.

In closing, Paul Orndorff is a true legend in the sport of Pro Wrestling and had some of the greatest moments in the history of this sport. His continued excellence when he competed in the ring and his nice demeanor when he treated the fans after the matches was what earned him his positive reputation. Thank you Mr. Wonderful for the memories.

That is all for this week. Have a good week and see you next Sunday on Sunday Mornings with the Nitro.

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 7/11/2021

Paul ” the Nitro” Skivers

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Thank you for joining us as it was a busy week with fans beginning to return to the arenas for the action. So, grab a cup of fresh coffee and get ready to look at what is happening in the world of Pro Wrestling. But first, a statement that I must address to the fans.

This past week on AEW Dynamite, a fan tried to get into the ring for no reason whatsoever, except to be stupid. As far as I am concerned, it is very dangerous for anyone to jump the guardrail and try to get into the ring. These wrestlers consider it an invasion of their work space and these are highly trained athletes who know what they are doing in the ring. So please, do not attempt to jump the guardrail and get in the ring as you will be putting your own health in your own hands. Thank you!

Moving on from that important message, let us talk about predictions for WWE Money in the Bank, which is next Sunday on Peacock and pay-per-view: (Editors Note: As of this writing, Bayley was injured on Friday with a torn ACL and is out for 9 months. Therefore, the Belair vs. Bayley I quit Match is cancelled and Bianca will defend against Carmella this Friday on Smackdown.)

Main Event: Mens Money in the Bank Ladder Match- Participants: Big E, Kevin Owens, John Morrison, Ricochet, King Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre, Riddle

This ladder match will come down to McIntyre and Big E, who seems to get a big push as of late. Which star will be more beneficial financially and ratings wide to get more viewers as the WWE goes on tour. I can tell you that Ricochet, Riddle, Morrison and Owens will not play a part in the end.

Winner: Drew McIntyre

Womens Money in the Bank Ladder Match: Liv Morgan, Zelina Vega, Almost Superhero Nicki Cross, Naomi, Alexa Bliss

I am going to hope that Liv Morgan wins this match as she has worked hard since her partner Ruby Riott was released by the WWE last month. She deserves a chance to get a Womens title match against Bianca Belair. Another possible favorite is Nicki Cross as her superhero gimmick is getting over well.

Winner: Liv Morgan

WWE Championship Match: Bobby Lashley w/MVP vs. Kofi Kingston

This is a throw away match as Kofi had his time as World Champion and is settled down as a tag team wrestler. As for Bobby, he may use this as a tune up for his next big match at Summerslam(possibly against John Cena) and is just too dominant as a champion at this point.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

WWE Universal Title Match: Roman Reigns w/Paul Heyman vs. Edge

This will be the match of the night as both men have plenty of momentum headed into the match and it will be heated. It will come down to how Edge will counter the interference of the Usos and you know it will happen when Roman gets into trouble. I am going out on a limb and say that their will be an upset in this match.

Winner: Edge- New Universal Champion

On a final note, the fans returned to the arena this week with AEW Dynamite in Miami, Florida and they did a great job. The main thing that I got from the fans is their brutal honesty which is so refreshing to see since the promotions were more closed door policy when it comes to creative. I would encourage the fans to keep up with the honesty as you have the ultimate power to make or break any star or angle in the promotion.

That will be it for this edition of Sunday Mornings with the the Nitro. Have a great week everyone and I will see you next Sunday Morning.

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 6/27/2021

Paul ” The Nitro” Skivers

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. It is near the halfway mark of 2021 and this week, I would like to give you my top 5 moments of the half year. So, grab a hot cup of coffee and away we go!

5. Omega vs. Moxley- Barbed wire fiasco from Feb. 2021. This is a perfect example of why AEW is the number two promotion in the world and may be declining after this year is done. From the liberal use of the barbed wire to the light “poof” of the “explosion” in the end, this will just an embarrassment to both men participating in this fiasco.

4. Roman Reigns beating Daniel Bryan and Edge at WrestleMania in a triple threat match. Roman has proven to be the most dominant heel in the WWE thus far this year and was impressive in beating two top stars at the same time. It was an impressive site to see and proves that Roman is becoming marquee player in the hierarchy of WWE.

3. Bianca Belair beating Sasha Banks for the Smackdown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania. The thought that these two women became the first African American women to main event WrestleMania is an awe inspiring moment to say the least. Also, this was a passing of the torch type of situation as Sasha gave Bianca a the fight of her life and Bianca rose to the challenge proved that the EST of the WWE is the new leader of the women’s revolution along with Rhea Ripley.

2. Dark side of the Ring- Season 3. This season of Dark Side of the Ring thus far has been tremendous from Brian Pillman to the Dynamite Kid and they will be back in September for the second half of the season. Each show diced deeper into the personal and professional struggles of each subject and showed that wrestlers are human beings at the end of the day with flaws like the rest of us. I am looking forward to the rest of the season to see if this continues.

1. Fans returning to wrestling events. Just the mere sight of seeing fans returning to see the matches is a sign of life getting back to normal after the pandemic. The response and excitement from the fans are the true thermometer of what is working and what is not working with the stars and angles of pro wrestling. I am very curious to see how the fans will respond when pro wrestling goes back on tour in mid- July.

Well, there is my top 5 moments of the half-way point of this year? What is your top 5? Let me know in the comments section below this post. I am going to be taking the week off for some much needed vacation. I will be back July 11 for the next episode of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Until then, have a great week and Independence Day!

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 6/20/2021

Paul ” The Nitro” Skivers

Good morning! It is the first day of Summer, but it is also Hell in the Cell night in the WWE! Tonight, feuds get settled(at least for today, until Raw tomorrow night) and the violence will be the order of the day(PG version only)in this event. So, grab a cup of coffee and let me give you my thoughts and predictions for tonight’s event:

Kevin Owens vs. Sami Zayn: The never ending story between these two rivals will be considered a filler match and I cannot understand why they are feuding now. This feud has run its course a long time ago and has held these two back from moving up the ladder to success.

Winner: Kevin Owens

Cesaro vs. Seth Rollins: Cesaro may be getting another push towards a Universal Title shot against Roman Reigns, while Seth is floundering in the mid-card with no direction in his career. He needs a fresh angle with someone else to move him out of the doldrums.

Winner: Cesaro

Alexa Bliss vs. Shayna Bazler: Bazler is a tough and rugged wrestler with excellent mat skills and submission holds and should be the Raw Womens Champion, but she is being mired into this senseless feud with Bliss. Alexa’s trip to the darkness has now become annoying and she can do much better than this gimmick. Maybe, Shayna can beat some sense to her tonight.

Winner: Shayna Bazler

RAW Womens Championship Match: Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair: This should be an excellent match as both women are at the peak of conditioning and have a solid angle going for them. Charlotte has stepped up as the top female heel on Raw and has once again become the Queen that she has always been. As far as Rhea goes, she is getting comfortable and ready to roll as champion and is now in the big leagues doing big league action. This is a match that is too close to call.

Winner: Charlotte Flair by DQ

Hell in the Cell Match- Smackdown Womens Championship: Bianca Belair vs. Bayley: Even though Bianca has been a good champion, this feud does not need to be in Hell in the Cell as this feud should have ended last month. Bayley has accepted her role in the mid-cards with her segment- Ding Dong Hello! and is waiting for something to do in the Smackdown Womens roster. Meanwhile, Bianca has dominated the competition and is the main champion besides Roman on Smackdown. But, what happens after this match? Where is Bianca going to go after this? Is she waiting on Sasha to return by Summerslam? It will be an interesting wait to find out.

Winner: Bianca Belair

Main Event: Hell in the Cell- WWE Championship Match- Bobby Lashley vs. Drew McIntyre: This will be the final time for these two to battle as their is no way that the WWE is going to end the reign of Lashley as champion. Lashley has become the franchise wrestler of Raw. Drew may have to take a step back and wait for the next opportunity to come his way for the title. It may be good for Drew to wait until down the road and to get into some interesting angles with other stars on Raw.

Winner: Bobby Lashley

That will do it for this week on Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Have a great week and see you next Sunday. Happy Fathers Day!

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 6/3/2021

Paul” The Nitro” Skivers

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Thanks for joining us as we look at what is going on in the world of Pro Wrestling. So, grab that cup of coffee and let us begin by talking about “Lilly”.

For those that do not know, “Lilly” is the creepy doll of Alexa Bliss that has so called mystical powers and does bad things when she gets angry or does not someone. The sentence that I have just written sounds ridiculous, but it is the explanation that the wrestling fans are supposed to believe. In my opinion, “Lilly” is the stupidest concept in the history of Pro Wrestling, let alone professional sports. It is just as worse as Rocco, the puppet that Paul Ellering had when he led the Road Warriors down the aisle in 1992. I believe that “Lilly” will destroy the career of Alexa Bliss as she will forever be stereotyped to this gimmick unless she leaves WWE and reinvents herself somewhere else, like AEW. As far as “Lilly” goes, WWE needs to throw that gimmick in the trash like the rest of the failed gimmicks in the past. “Lilly”= Give me a break!

Kenny Omega will be facing a unique challenge that could turn into a major upset in the form of Jungle Boy in two weeks on Dynamite. Kenny is taking this challenge so lightly, just like he did Orange Cassidy and we know how close he came to losing the title if it wasn’t for the interference of the Young Bucks. If I was Jungle Boy, I would approach this in the same cool manner that he did this past Wednesday on Dynamite where he only needed to say one thing and then he dominated the fight with Omega afterward. In closing, an upset could take place and we may be seeing Jungle Boy as the new AEW Champion if Kenny does not take him seriously.

After last week’s cuts from the WWE, you can see the effects from those that are affected in their careers. A good example would be Liv Morgan as her partner Ruby Riott was released last week by the WWE. Liv is now involved in an angle with Carmella, where she got a victory after suffering a loss last week to Carmella. But, the question is where does Liv go from here? She stated that she wants the Smackdown Womens Title, but she is being seen as lower mid-level talent and used as a filler for time on Smackdown and WWE creative is not going to have Bianca Belair lose her title anytime soon. I hope that they have something more exciting for Liv to be a part of in the near future, but I am also not going to hold my breath for “Creative” to do anything remotely steering in that direction anytime soon.

Finally, Hell in a Cell will happen next Sunday on the WWE Network on Peacock. From the looks of things, this will be another useless pay-per-view where the Reigns-Mysterio match has got no heat while Roman’s problems with Jimmy Uso has become the focus of this situation. As far as Drew vs. Lashley goes, hopefully this will be their last bout in this feud as this situation has fizzled out and has become stale, like the boring show that Raw has become these days. I will have my predictions for this event next week in this column.

That will do it for this week on Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Have a good week and see you next Sunday Morning!

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 6/5/2021

Paul ” The Nitro” Skivers

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro! It has been an interesting week, so have a cup of coffee and get ready to look back at the week and we start with some shocking releases from the WWE!

This past Wednesday on their website, the WWE announced that they released more talent and some of the big notables that I want to discuss are Brawn Strowman, Alestar Black and Ruby Riott.

Brawn Strowman was at the end of his run in WWE and needed a new change. Unfortunately, WWE “Creative” had decided that Brawn was a lost cause as far as any other angles for him to be involved and have blown several opportunities in the past to push Brawn to a lengthy reign as champion in the WWE. I feel that Brawn will be going to AEW under a new name. It would be a refreshing start for Brawn in a new company.

Allestar Black had a unique gimmick and entrance in the WWE, but he had little chance to stand out in a crowded roster of the WWE. However, I believe that Allestar would be good in MLW to work out some new wrinkles in his character and face some quality competition. Then maybe in a year, he can join AEW as this new character. Only he can decide what becomes of his own future in pro wrestling.

Personally, I feel bad about Ruby Riott being released from the WWE as she was getting a somewhat push in the reunion of the Riott Squad with Liv Tyler and came close to winning the WWE Womens Tag Titles. With that being said Ruby should go to AEW as her alter ego, Heather Lovelace. I feel that she will shake up and thrive in the womens division which will benefit her and everyone that she works with in AEW.

As far as the WWE goes, they have won the race towards being the most inept and stupid creative conglomerate that I have ever seen in my life. “Creative” is giving us the same crap and it is going to blow up in their faces since they get on the road and the fans have to look at this crap. I would not be surprised if some of the fans scream “REFUND”. The WWE needs to get their act together now or they may be the number two organization in the world as AEW takes over the top spot!

Moving on to Dr. Britt Baker and whether she is now the face of Womens Wrestling at this time. From the looks of things, the answer is Yes! Dr. Baker is becoming the alpha female in AEW and is the talk of the wrestling world. She had an outstanding match with Hikaru Shida at Double or Nothing and will probably be a candidate for Wrestler of the Year at the end of 2021. As far as the future goes, it is up to the good doctor to set the pace and she will set an excellent pace to advance the Womens Division in AEW!

We are at the end of this edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Have a good week and see you next Sunday Morning!

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 5/30/2021

Paul” The Nitro” Skivers

Good Morning and welcome to the latest edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro on this Memorial Day weekend. So on behalf of all are armed forces that protect our freedoms, let us have a cup of coffee and give thanks for their service. Thank you. Now, let us begin with this week’s column.

The Ultimate Warrior certain had a week as both his specials looking back on his life on the A&E Biography and Dark Side of the Ring on Vice. After watching both shows, I noted a major difference in their approach to the Warrior. On the A& E show, the producers decided to make a more palatable and fluffy piece on the Warrior by having his daughters and wife on the show telling about how the Warrior was a good husband and father and that he found peace in his life before he passed away. Even though they mentioned some of the troubles that plagued the Warrior during his career and immediately after he left wrestling, but the tone was less hostile and more of his journey towards inner peace.

Meanwhile, the Dark Side of the Ring got right to the point and was unfiltered in their story of the Warrior with his first wife giving her account of life with the Warrior while he was on the rise to being a superstar and some of his peers like Jake Roberts and Jim Cornette gave a true account of how the Warrior got heat with nearly everyone in the WWE, including Vince McMahon, but they gave respect towards the end over his life and ended on a high note.

I personally enjoyed the Dark Side of the Ring take on the Warrior, because it was unfiltered and had no political crap that sometimes is prevalent in these biographies of wrestlers. As far as next week’s show on Dark Side of the Ring on Jake Roberts and Grizzly Smith, this will be a strong piece on a very scary topic of how bad the family life was like with Grizzly Smith and I will leave it at that.

Before we continue on, I would like to recommend the new podcast “Off Her Chops” with Cassie Lee and Jessica McKay( formerly Peyton Royce and Billie Kay- The Iconics). They have a very funny, highly energetic show and proves that they have the great personalities that would be a major asset to any company(Attention AEW: Please sign these two great stars!). Give them a listen today!

Now, let us take a look at AEW Double or Nothing pay-per-view which is tonight live from Daly’s place in Jacksonville, Florida:

AEW World Title Match- Triple Threat Match: Kenny Omega vs. PAC vs. Orange Cassidy

I see this bout going two ways. Either Kenny will use interference as usual from the Good Brothers and Don Callis to get Kenny the win over PAC or we can see Orange Cassidy win the title by beating Omega since he is getting a major push towards the title. Either way, someone will come out victorious and unfortunately it will not be PAC, SO, I am slightly headed towards the Orange Cassidy scenario in this instance.

Winner: Orange Cassidy- New AEW Champion

Stadium Stampede Match- Inner Circle vs. Pinnacle: If Inner Circle loses, then they will split up permanently.

I am going to get to the point on this match since I never liked the Stadium Stampede match as it is the stupidest concept of this decade. The writing is on the wall as the Inner Circle will lose and split up, but only for a brief time as this group needs a break. They will probably get back together in about a year and challenge the Pinnacle who will be the top faction by this time next year.

Winner: Inner Circle

AEW Womens Title Match- Hikaru Shida vs. Dr. Britt Baker DMD

This will be the match of the night as it is a clash between Shida, who has been a fighting champion for 1 year battling the hottest female wrestler in the world right now who wants to establish the Era of DMD. I believe that this will be the coronation and the start of this era as the match will be intense and solid.

Winner: Dr. Britt Baker DMD- New AEW Womens Champion

AEW Tag Team Title Match- Young Bucks vs. Jon Moxley/Eddie Kingston

Based on the promos and angle over the past few weeks, you would think that Moxley and Kingston would win the belts, but I think that it will be another screw job finish so that the Bucks can retain the title and inflate their egos even more than they are now.

Winner: Young Bucks

Casino Battle Royal- Winner gets AEW title shot anytime within one year

I feel that the wild card(mystery entrant) will end up winning this event.

Winner: Wild Card entrant

AEW TNT Championship Match- Miro vs. Lance Archer w/Jake Roberts

This is a typical battle of the big men, but Miro is getting the push as TNT Champion, while Archer has been floundering in the lower mid-cards for over a year. I feel that AEW will not have Miro drop the TNT title this soon and probably will have Darby Allyn feud with him over getting the title back real soon.

Winner: Miro

Darby Allyn/Sting vs. Scorpio Sky/Ethan Page

I feel that Sting may be doing the job for Sky, who is looking for a push as the “Future of Evolution” and for Page, who has the potential to move up in the card. Sky and Page could be an interesting tag team in AEW.

Winner: Page/Sky

The American Dream Cody Rhodes vs. Anthony Agogo

Cody is using the American Dream gimmick for one night, but he will have to out wrestle Agogo, who has that boxing background. It will come down to experience and Cody will have the edge in this bout.

Winner: Cody Rhodes

Hangman Adam Page vs. Brian Cage

This should be a good opening contest as Page is looking for revenge for a defeat at the hands of Cage several weeks ago. Cage wants to do this on his own without Team Taz helping out and that may be a factor in the end as an angle could develop where Cage will be ousted from Team Taz.

Winner: Hangman Adam Page

Well, that will do it for this week. I hope everyone has a good week and I will see you next Sunday Morning on Sunday Mornings with the Nitro.

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 5/23/2021

Paul ” The Nitro” Skivers

Good morning wrestling fans! After a two week vacation, we are back with another edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. So, get a cup of coffee and let us look at what the main news items are in the world of Pro Wrestling.

We begin with some tragedy as two superstars past away, Let us begin with the Original Gangsta New Jack who died last Sunday from an apparent heart attack at his home in North Carolina. I personally saw New Jack only one time when ECW came to Delaware State University in March 1999. He was true to his gimmick as he was a real live gangsta. His hardcore style was one of the main reasons that the hardcore extreme style became mainstream in Pro Wrestling during the attitude era. Unfortunately, that same style also became one of the main reasons that New Jack retired due to all the injuries that came from his matches as well as an apparent drug issue. In the end, New Jack found some peace in his life and that is all that we can ask for. RIP New Jack.

Then, this past Thursday Don Kernodle, who held the NWA World Tag Team Titles 3 times with 3 different partners died at the age of 71. The cause of death was not revealed as of this writing. Don was a great “utility wrestler and was especially useful in a tag team situation. A Utility Wrestler is someone that can adapt to any situation in a team against any opposing team no matter how different of a style their skills employ. Don was very adaptable with any partner, whether it be the brawling style of Sgt. Slaughter, the scientifically vicious Cowboy Bob Orton or the strong man style of the Russian Bear Ivan Koloff. You just do not fins anyone who can be that adaptable than Don Kernodle in this day of age and that is the ultimate compliment. RIP Don Kernodle

The WWE Wrestlemania Backlash was an okay pay-per-view. Roman Reigns proved that he is the top heel in the WWE by beating a very capable Cesaro in retaining the Universal Title. The question is now who will be next to step in line to challenge for the Universal Title. This same question is even more relevant with Bobby Lashley who had a lackluster triple threat match against Drew McIntyre and Brawn Strowman. I believe it is time for some fresh new competition for Bobby to defend the title against, however their is hardly any wrestlers on the Raw roster to step up at this time.

However, the night was marred by this year’s and quite possibly the worst match of this century and that is the zombie lumberjack match. This was atrocious and wasted everyone’s time. I could care less about zombies. They are stupid and pointless to me and unfortunately the careers of the Miz and Damien Priest will be tarnished by this blight of wasted time and creative direction with this atrocious match.

With that point, we will end this edition of Sunday Mornings with the Nitro. Have a good week and we will see you next Sunday Morining!

Sunday Mornings with the Nitro- 5/3/2021

Paul” The Nitro” Skivers

I am writing this on a Monday Night after some commitments kept me from writing it yesterday, but as always I deliver whatever comes into my mind about Pro Wrestling. So, let us get right into it.

I am enjoying the A&E Biography- WWE Legends series thus far. They have delivered with some facts that I have never heard about before like Randy Savage having drug issues near the end of his career with WCW, the notebooks with Roddy’s famous sayings being revealed as an example. I am looking forward to the rest of this series. I highly recommend that you watch it.

Another show that I highly recommend which premieres this Thursday on Vice is the Dark Side of the Ring. This show is entering its third season and it is highly anticipated with the premiere of Brian Pillman. Some of the episodes that I am looking forward with great interest are Grizzly Smith, Dynamite Kid, WWF Steroid Scandal of 1992-93 and the plane ride from hell. You should also check out their past season as they are Emmy award winning stuff. Also, Vice is getting into the wrestling game by airing MLW(Major League Wrestling) on Saturdays at noon. The last time that a wrestling show was aired regularly on a Saturday afternoon was WCW Worldwide, which ended that time slot in 1998.

Is it me or does AEW Blood and Guts trying to copy the War Games concept. Can’t any company come up with an original idea? I guess not in this day and age. Looking into this match, the heat is ice cold in the feud between the pinnacle and the inner circle. Their is no interest in me even paying attention to this feud now and who really cares who wins the match? Really?!

Lastly, I give mad props an respect to Thunder Rosa for showing that big blowhard Dave LaGreca what pro wrestling is all about. Dave is an annoying little dweeb on the Busted Open show on Sirius XM and on their podcast of the same name who thinks that just because Thunder did not wear his shirt on AEW Dynamite several weeks ago that he has to have a tantrum worse than the politicians fighting over the “New Green Deal”. I am glad that Thunder Rosa whopped his butt at the Mission Pro Wrestling event this past Saturday Night and hopefully Dave will stay in his cheap outdated bedroom and do his Busted Open show and never try being a wrestler again.

On a final note, I will be out for the next two weeks as I need a little vacation, but I will be back on May 30 for my next column. Have a great two weeks everyone!

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