Sunday, July 30, 2017

Kanan and Ghost???

It seemed like yesterday where these two had a knock down drag out fight where Ghost walked out of a burning building that he believed claimed Kanan's life. However, it after healing, Kanan had his heart set on avenging Ghost. But on the 6th episode of season!

At the end of last season, Kanan held Tariq, Ghost's son hostage. He would eventually let him go after Dre pleaded. But when Ghost got out of jail, he and Jukebox conspired to kill Ghost and Tariq. If you pay attention, you could see that Kanan was very reluctant to kill Tariq. He didn't want to have to kill Shawn, however, he wasn't listening. As soon as he catches Ghost, he makes him go get the ransom money. During that time, the two had to work together. This allows the view to imagine how things used to be before Kanan went to jail. After their conversation on the way to get Tariq, you hear Ghost finally break down why he had to set Kanan up. Either jail or death and loving him like a brother, he couldn't kill him. But once they arrived, you see a different side of Kanan when he hands Ghost the gun. His reasoning... he didn't know what Jukebox would do to Tariq. With Jukebox ready to pull the trigger on Tariq, it was Kanan who saved him and Ghost for that matter. Just as he has an opportunity to kill Ghost he couldn't do it. Now this leaves you to wonder, what will happen with this unholy alliance.

Tommy Can't Shake his Love for Holly

Tommy continues to be a mystery. If you just started watching Power, you would not believe that it was Tommy who killed Holly. Though it was an accident, the only reason he did that was because she set up Ghost to die. He immediately started choking her and never let go. In the latest episode, Tommy has a near death experience and who does he think about...HOLLY. When his potential killer lets him live, the first thing he does when he leaves is go finds Holly's uncle that raped her and gives him a brutal death. Sorry Keisha, we know you're falling in love with him, but his heart is with Holly.

Jon Jones Calls out Brock Lesnar...Lets do it at WrestleMania

At UFC 214, Jon "Bones" Jones defeated Daniel Cormier to win the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. After winning, he called out Brock Lesnar. What better place for this match to happen than WrestleMania. There were rumors that WrestleMania 34's main event was going to feature Brock Lesnar vs. Roman Reigns. Rumors are that the idea has seemed to be scrapped.

Does Lesnar need an opponent? What better way to cross promote than WrestleMania. Jones says they can do it in the octagon. WrestleMania is always predetermined, but hey, Brawl-for-All at WrestleMania XV was a shoot. Why can't this one be one too?

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ravens Sign Quarterback NOT named Colin Kaepernick

The Baltimore Ravens have signed their backup to Joe Flacco. Did they sign someone with playoff experience? NOPE. Did they sign a player with game experience? NOPE. The Ravens have signed quarterback David Olson.

I thought the Ravens would sign Colin Kaepernick, giving coach John Harbaugh's statements and the fact he played for his brother Jim in San Francisco. Well, turns out they signed someone else who played for his brother. Olson played at Stanford. Obviously they are getting paid to make the decisions. So let's see how it plays out.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Colin Kaepernick Divides Baltimore

There are a lot of opinions about the possibility of the Ravens signing free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On one hand, you have fans welcoming him. On the other, you have fans who say they will not show up to M&T Bank Stadium if he signs with the team. Clearly, Baltimore is divided on this issue.

The last time I checked, Colin Kaepernick did not kill anyone or anything. So what's the issue? Those who claim it has nothing to do with his political views have seemed to forget the fact that Kaepernick led the 49ers to a Super Bowl and scored 25 points and just falling short of a comeback win against the Ravens. They forget that in 12 games, he threw 16 touchdowns and 4 interceptions. But he is not a good quarterback. Sure. Ok. The first thing someone will say is this is not about the flag, but with these numbers what else would it be about? One way to find out. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Joe Flacco is Hurt, Should the Ravens Call Colin Kaepernick

The Ravens offense looks to be promising however, their quarterback Joe Flacco is expected to miss three to six weeks due to a back injury. Considering they are a team that expected to compete in the AFC North, they need a quarterback who has been successful in the league.

Last week, Shannon Sharpe called out the African-American general managers to give Colin Kaepernick a chance. What better African-American GM than Ozzie Newsome. Baltimore Ravens fans lived by the creed, "In Ozzie We Trust," after he continues to make the moves that keep the team competing year in and year out.

The Ravens are aware of Kaepernick's ability. In Super Bowl XLVII he led the 49ers to score 25 second half points and almost ruined Ray Lewis' retirement party. Kaepernick's head coach during his most successful years was Ravens head coach John Harbaugh's brother Jim.

If you have been living under a rock, you may not know that if the Ravens sign Kaepernick, he would not come without a media circus. During a preseason game a year ago, Kaepernick made headlines when he decided not to stand during the National Anthem. He never volunteered his reason, but when asked, he stated that he was tired of the injustices happening in the country.

Kaepernick received a lot of backlash for not standing during the National Anthem, but after a conversation with Nate Boyer, he decided that he would kneel to show respect for those who served but still maintain his point of not being pleased with the way African-American's are being treated in this country.

You may wonder, how does John Harbaugh feel about Colin Kaepernick. In 2016, he stood by Kaepernick's right to protest. He said he may not agree with what you say, but he agrees with your right to say it. In March, he said that it is intellectually lazy to say that Kaepernick is being blackballed. He continued by saying that he believes he will be starting in 2017. So John, with that being said, the franchise quarterback is out for awhile, you have three wide receivers who want to have 1,000 receiving yards this season, that certainly will not happen with the Ryan Mallett. The Ravens were the bad guys three years ago following the Ray Rice situation. Now they can right that wrong if they give Kaepernick a chance. While Flacco is out, Ravens would love the sound of Colin Kaepernick to Mike Wallace, Breshad Perriman or Jeremy Maclin.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Making a Case for Every Man in the Fatal Four Way Match at SummerSlam

A year ago, the WWE Universal Title made its debut at SummerSlam. This year, the title will be on the line in a fatal-four-way match. Brock Lesnar will defend his title against Roman Reigns, Samoa Joe, and Braun Strowman. Usually, with these matches, it's just like multiple choices test, one right answer, one wrong answer, and two possibles. However, I could see anyone of these guys walking out of Brooklyn as the new WWE Universal Champion. 

Brock Lesnar

The Beast Incarnate has proved that once he overcame Goldberg, he could beat anyone. Samoa Joe took him to the limits, but Lesnar hit the F-5 at the right time and retained his Universal Championship. Considering he performs less than anyone else in this match, he will be well rested when it comes to SummerSlam. 

Roman Reigns

Reigns have had to deal with Strowman on his back for the past four months. But as he told him and Joe, he is a 3-time WWE World Heavyweight Champion, a former Tag Team Champion, a Royal Rumble Winner,  and he has main evented the last three WrestleManias. No doubt Reigns is used to big time matches. Eager to prove that this is now his yard, the Big Dog will be more than motivated.

Samoa Joe

No one took Lesnar to the limits like Samoa Joe, not even Goldberg. Goldberg hit two moves and pinned him. Joe, on the other hand, beat him and was very close to putting him to sleep. He made one mistake and loss. But in a match where fatal-four-way rules apply, Joe could make anyone of these guys submit and he will reach the mountain top at WWE. 

Braun Strowman

Strowman is one of the fastest rising giants we have seen in a long time. The guy doesn't do too much, he just goes out there and destroy's everything in site. With an opportunity to be the Universal Champion, there is no doubt that he would throw everyone in the ring like a rag doll in order to win the gold. 

As we get closer to SummerSlam, I will deliver my official prediction, but as of now, anyone can win this thing. Tweet me @BrianHWaters 

The Great Khali is what Jinder Mahal Needs

The Great Khali shocked the world when he returned to help Jinder Mahal retain his WWE Championship in a Punjabi Prison Match. If you have been paying attention to dirt sheets you will learn that the latest rumors are there the WWE plans to pull the plug on Mahal's title reign due to the fact that there is not as much money in India as they thought. Seriously? You mean to tell me that a BILLION dollar company didn't do their homework? Absolutely not. Bringing Khali back changes things.  

At one point there was a story where Khali and Mahal were family members. I always believed that could be the main event storyline. Now we have them together and this is the start of something big to come. There seems to be something missing from Mahal's title reign. It does not help that he is been in the same feud since he got the title, but if he can move on from Orton, then perhaps we see him closing the show. Let's be honest, there has never been a time that you were so happy to see Khali. As Mahal said, family sticks together. 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Natalya Looks to Continue the Hart SummerSlam Legacy

No more being nice! Natalya says she will snatch Naomi bald at SummerSlam. After winning the Elimination Match at WWE Battleground, Natalya celebrated in the ring and then boom, here comes Naomi to offer her congrats, but Nattie refused to shake her hand. It's been a long time since she has worn gold in WWE and she plans to use the pay-per-view that her family has been known to put on many memorable moments. 

Hart Family SummerSlam Moments

1991: Bret Hart defeats Mr. Perfect to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship

1992: British Bulldog defeats Bret Hart to win the WWE Intercontinental Championship

1994: Bret Hart defeats Owen Hart to retain the WWE Championship

1997: Bret Hart defeats Undertaker to win the WWE Championship 

WWE Battleground Reactions

THE GREAT KHALI IS BACK! What a night at WWE Battleground. There were new championss and a new number one contender. The New Day became the new Smackdown Live Tag Team Champions, Kevin Owens regained the United States Championship, while Natalya is now the number one contender for the Smackdown Live Women's Championship. But no one expected the return of the Great Khali. 

Randy Orton was just a few feet away from earning his 14th WWE Championship, but suddenly Jinder Mahal's music hit and out came Khali. That was the moment you knew the viper was in trouble. You may have heard all the rumors of the title coming off Mahal soon because there is not much money in India. Well here is something that is not a rumor, the Great Khali is like a god in India and pairing him with Mahal, adds that much more creditability to the Modern Day Mahajara. 

Natalya becoming the number one contender is great. It has been a long time coming. I believe she will take the title from Naomi at Summerslam, but then Carmella will then cash in and become the new Smackdown Live Women's champion. 

The new face of America is once again WWE United States Champion. During the finish, Owens proves to show why he is one of the smartest people in side the ring. While AJ Styles held in a submission move, he rolled over and laid his shoulder's flat on the mat. I expect to see the rubber match at SummerSlam. 

New Day Rocks! The longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions start their first Smackdown Tag Title reign. This is another interesting feud that I do not see ending anytime soon.

Not the match Mike and Maria Kanellis hoped for in Mike's first WWE pay-per-view match. But after Sami Zayn lost on Smackdown Live, he was not to be denied. It will be very interesting to see how Maria can help Mike bounce back. 

Now It's Time to Fix Things

On the same week, as it was announced that the O.J. Simpson would be granted parole and set free, Ghost has been set free. After a corrupted prosecution team, the judge had no choice but to let him go home. But now that he is home he has a lot of cleaning up to do. How will he repair his relationship with Tasha? How will he get his son back? Can he get his club back? How long will it take for him to find out Kanan is still alive?

A lot of people have been screaming for Tariq to die. The more and more I think about it, I think his days are numbered. Kanan said that he plans to hold Riq so that he can get Ghost and then kill them both. Since he has been in jail awhile, he may not be as sharp and therefore by the time he realizes Kanan has his son, it may be too late. I am predicting this will be a very emotional time for the family.

Can Ghost repair his relationship with Tasha? Afterall, he held a lot of money away from her and not to mention the lies before. A new love interest has been rumored for Tasha. Well, it's time for Ghost to feel what she did for the first three seasons.

As far as getting truth back, he will have to get rid of Dre plain and simple. 

Angela Comes Through in the Clutch

In the 4th quarter with his life on the line, the same defender that put his life on the ropes changed the game. You can hate her all you want, but she literally risked her life to send Jamie home. Angela learned a week ago that the evidence against Jamie was false, and from the beginning of episode 5, her conscience beat her up. She discussed it with her sister, and although her sister did not want her to help Ghost in any way, Angela just could not see him go out like that.

Her rival with Mike caused her to free Jamie. Why you say that? Mike did not want to present the evidence to the court. Say what you want, she still loves him. Jamie thanks her as she walks out of court and she tells him, don't thank me. Where does she go from here? Obviously, she and Jamie cannot trust each other, and right now, he would be a fool to go back to her after she recklessly threw him in jail. This is going to get real interesting. But for everyone who wanted Angela to die, you have to be happy she didn't know. GHOST IS A FREE

Saturday, July 22, 2017

WWE Battleground 2017 Predictions

Punjabi Prison Match 
WWE Championship Match 
Jinder Mahal (c) vs. Randy Orton

The WWE Championship will be on the line at WWE Battleground in a Punjabi Prison Match. This is round three of the Randy Orton vs Jinder Mahal. Mahal defeated Orton to win the title at Backlash. The title win came with an asterisk, as Mahal had help from the Singh Brothers. Mahal won the rematch with the same help. Now they will be locked out of the ring. I do believe Mahal will retain the title and move on.

Winner: Jinder Mahal

WWE United States Championship Match
AJ Styles (c) vs Kevin Owens

This is what I call the feud of the summer and I do not think it will come to end at Battleground. AJ Styles defeated Kevin Owens at Madison Square Garden. A match that I believe solidified AJ Styles as a WWE superstar. Why? Cause he won gold at the house Vince Sr. built. With that said, Owens gets the title back to set the rematch up at SummerSlam.

Winner: Kevin Owens

Flag Match
John Cena vs Rusev

John Cena will represent the United States in the flag match against Rusev who will represent Bulgaria. This will be Cena's first match since his win and engagement at WrestleMania 33. While Rusev could use this win, there is no way Cena will not successfully defend his country.

Winner: John Cena 

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WWE Smackdown Live Tag Team Championship Match

The Usos vs. The New Day

Since The New Day's arrival on Smackdown Live, they have been the only team who could entertain us just as much as the Usos. Battleground just feels one of those nights that The New Day will regain WWE Tag Team gold.

Winner: The New Day

Number 1 Contender Match for the WWE Smackdown Live Women's Title
Tamina vs. Natayla vs. Charlotte vs. Lana vs. Becky Lynch

Naomi is WWE Smackdown Live Women's Champion and she has a huge target on her back. She has stated that she would like a rematch with Charlotte. With that being said, I believe she proves that she is genetically superior.

Winner: Charlotte

Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Baron Corbin

Baron Corbin has been a thorn in Shinsuke Nakamura's side since he has arrived on the Smackdown Live roster. Corbin is Mr. Money in the Bank, but on this night, the King of StrongStyle, the Artist known as Shinsuke will prove to Corbin why he is not in his league.

Winner: Shinsuke Nakamura

Sami Zayn vs. Mike Kanellis

Sami Zayn has been a huge fan favorite and Mike Kanellis is certainly not making any fans by beating him down backstage. Zayn has had a chip on his shoulder lately and it will be what he needs to be victorious in Philly.

Winner: Sami Zayn

Tye Dillinger vs Aiden English

To put it plain and simple, this is a match that Dillinger needs if he is going to live up to the hype of being the "Perfect 10." Unfortunately, not too many people care about Aiden English.

Winner: Tye Dillinger

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

VIDEO: Shane McMahon's Helicopter Lands in the Water and HE'S CALM!

 Shane McMahon's helicopter was forced to land in the water and of course, he wasn't bothered. Just listen to him discuss this in the video below. If you are a fan, you know, he's used to high-risk maneuvers


Brian H. Waters joins Talking Bout Wrestling to Discuss Mae Young Classic

In the latest edition of Talking Bout Wrestling, I had the honor of speaking with Terrance Williams about the WWE Mae Young Classic. Check out what I had to say and what he and Sachin DaveC said about Samoa Joe and more.

La La Anthony Speaks on Power. Keisha, Carmelo and more

If you have been watching Power, then you know why Lala has been the topic of conversation. It does not help that her husband Carmelo Anthony has been in the news because he allegedly got a stripper pregnant. Of course, the Internet has been flooding with memes about Lakeisha, the role she plays on the show, as well as memes about Carmelo. Check out what she has to say about her discussion with Carmelo as well as Tommy and Keisha's relationship. Yes, she addresses whether or not she will be moving to Houston with Carmelo.