Niykee Heaton rules the world. We all knew that. But her latest round of photos with her friend LP almost defy gravity. Not in the way astronauts do it, but in the way a gorgeous girl just takes over the social media universe. I sincerely hope Niykee Heaton becomes the biggest thing in the world solely because I’ve followed her (not stalked) since day one.
This is as irrational as it gets. This guy just reverted back to child mode and was so upset he just didn’t know what to do. That’s the only way to explain this. As someone who works in the travel industry, this happens ALOT. If the airlines aren’t overbooking you they’re canceling or delaying your flight and basically making your travel experience as miserable as possible. Stripping naked definitely isn’t the answer, but I understand where this guy is coming from. He was ready to head to Jamaica and instead was greeted with a big FU. The only problem now is that instead of getting out on the next flight, and probably sitting in a better class of seating, he’s going to jail and on YouTube. You sure showed them, weird naked man.
Towards the end of NXT Takeover last night, a familiar face showed up to save Sami Zayn from certain death at the hands of Kevin Owens. Samoa Joe, one of the most dominant forces in independent/TNA wrestling, is in NXT, and we are officially reaching fantasy land levels of excitement. NXT is seriously booked like it’s run by a smart ass internet wrestling fan. “Let’s have Kevin Owens come out in a John Cena t-shirt and then have Sami Zayn turn into the Canadian Brock Lesnar and suplex Kevin Owens for most of their title match, only to have Owens reverse a Helluva Kick on the outside into a power bomb on the apron that kills Sami Zayn. Oh, and when Owens is about to hit a lifeless Zayn with a chair, SAMOE JOE comes out to save the day.” All of that actually happened, because NXT is wonderful and wants wrestling fans to be happy. I don’t know what the plans are for Joe, especially with Finn Balor as the new #1 contender, but he looks like he’s in a great shape, and NXT really is a magical place where everyone lives up to their potential, so I trust that they’ll use him wisely. The entire live special was great, and this was one of many highlights. If you still don’t have the WWE Network for some reason, sign up for free this month and watch this show. It’s worth every second.
Scott Steiner Made a $1 Million Challenge To Hulk Hogan & We Now Have Video Proof In Case He Tries To Murder Him
So Scott Steiner is insane, and he has a legitimate hatred for Hulk Hogan. Steiner allegedly told Hulk’s wife that he was going to murder Hogan, and now he’s issuing a $1 million open challenge for Hulk to show up to Mets Stadium on June 7th to see if Hulk can body slam him. There’s a small part of me that doesn’t want to see this happen because I don’t want two old guys getting back in the ring and their bones crumbling into dust, but there’s also a much larger part of me that thinks this is a legitimate ploy for Scott Steiner to murder Hulk Hogan. I’m not ruling that out at all. Steiner lures him in with money and then just stabs him in the head. I know Steiner is capable of it, and I know Hogan is dumb enough to accept something like this. If we hear about a murder at Mets Stadium in a couple weeks, I will not be surprised. After all, this is the same guy who ATTACKS FANS WHO PAY TO SEE HIM WRESTLE.
The team behind ‘Senna’ (which was awesome) have teamed back up to put together ‘Amy’, another one word documentary, this time about shooting star Amy Winehouse. When a celebrity dies the way Amy died, it’s easy to only remember him/her for that, instead of what she did while she was alive. Amy Winehouse wasn’t going to win a Nobel Peace Prize, but she was an extremely talented musician with a unique sound. She mixed genres and during her brief time in the spotlight made enough of a splash for people to still remember her almost four years after her death. I’m a sucker for documentaries that focus on people who took the road less traveled, and few people took a crazier path in life than Amy Winehouse. ‘Amy’ debuts in theaters on July 3rd.
Bill Murray Popped Out Of A Cake & Hung Out With People On The Street During His Final Appearance With David Letterman
Unless you live under a rock (which if you do, I’m terribly sorry) then you know David Letterman’s final Late Night show is tonight. Celebrities have been appearing/giving tributes for the past few weeks (I wrote about Eddie Vedder’s appearance yesterday) but it’s not quite a send off until Bill Murray gets involved. Well he got involved last night, and it was silly and wonderful and everything you love about a Bill Murray appearance. He popped out of a cake, hugged Letterman and high fived audience members while covered in cake, then ventured outside and led people on the streets in a chant asking Dave not to leave the air. Bill Murray for the win, again and again.
The latest NXT live special is tonight, and what started off as one of the better match cards in NXT history is now in a state of limbo. Hideo Itami is out 6-8 months with a shoulder injury and will no longer be in the #1 contenders match, and current #1 contender Sami Zayn also has a shoulder injury which could limit him in his main event match with NXT Champion Kevin Owens. While no replacement matches have been announced, I’m sure some kind of changes to the #1 contenders match will be made by show time tonight. For now, we’ll list the matches as they are and predict the outcomes from there.
Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin
One of the matches not hit by the injury bug is Rhyno vs. Baron Corbin. Rhyno has been in the ring for 5 combined minutes since making his debut, and Corbin’s matches end so fast that the crowd can loudly count in seconds how long his matches are. That’s not a recipe for a 5 star classic, but that’s not what this match has to be. If you’re bringing a guy like Rhyno into NXT, then he should serve one purpose, which is to elevate younger talent. No one is clamoring for a big time Rhyno push in 2015, but if he’s utilized correctly, he can be a valuable asset to the NXT brand. Any momentum Corbin had during his mini win streak and demolition of Bull Dempsey has been lost because he just hasn’t been on TV enough, so this is a good way to get that back. I’d also like to see some more layers added to the Corbin character, because the quiet lone wolf persona can only get you so far, especially when you don’t ooze charisma.
Prediction: Baron Corbin with an impressive ‘end of days’ on the man beast. Hopefully the crowd counts the whole match and they end up in the thousands of seconds.
NXT Tag Team Championship Match: Blake & Murphy (C) vs. Enzo Amore & Big Cass
Enzo Amore needs tag team gold, and this should be the coming out party for he and Big Cass. The Ascension are gone. The Lucha Dragons are gone. The Vaudevillians have disappeared. Enzo & Big Cass are far and away the most entertaining team in the division, so why not give them the gold to back up their swagger? Blake & Murphy are decent in the ring but combined have the personality of a wet mop. Why not turn Carmella into mid 90s Sunny who can wrestle. She’d be a great distraction for Enzo and Big Cass and she can also hold her own in the ring. To quote Dusty Rhodes, it’s time to fish or cut bait with Enzo & Big Cass, and I don’t want to see either of them go, so let’s go fishin’!
Prediction: Carmella helps Enzo and Big Cass win. Enzo goes for a kiss on Carmella after the match and gets 5 fingers across the face instead.
NXT Women’s Championship Match: Sasha Banks (C) vs. Becky Lynch
While I’m glad NXT is giving Becky Lynch some vignettes to let us know a little more about her, she’s going up against the best women’s wrestler on the roster tonight. When I say roster, I mean NXT, Raw, Smackdown and any other roster you can think of. Charlotte may be the best athlete and the fastest learner in NXT, but Charlotte Banks has busted her ass for years to become The Boss, and The Boss is the best thing going right now. She’s that rare perfect character who can deliver in multiple ways in the ring and have talking segments like last week’s main event contract signing where she signs her contract with A PERSONALIZED STAMP. I don’t see any reason Sasha should lose here, but I’d love to see Becky get some time in the ring with the champ. You can never have too many good characters.
Prediction: Sasha Banks. Because she’s The Boss.
Emma & Dana Brooke vs. Charlotte & Bayley
Now that Sasha Banks is the clear number 1 in the NXT women’s division, I think it’s time get Charlotte on the main roster. I don’t know how that will affect this match, but the continuous Bella Twins/Naomi/Tamina Snuka storyline isn’t lighting anything on fire, so why not add Ric Flair in female form to the mix? As far as the other women in this match, Dana Brooke is clearly the WWE prototype, while Emma and Bayley have made it almost in spite of that. Emma was the bright eyed youngster when she got called up to Raw, but she quickly fell off and was relegated to Santino’s sock puppet wearing girlfriend before appearing on NXT again. Bayley is basically the wrestling version of ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’, but she’s also that rare competitor, similar to Sami Zayn, that can connect with the audience and not seem too cheesy. She’s been in a bunch of #1 contender matches but hasn’t been able to pull one out yet, but I think her time to at least compete for the title is coming soon. I’m assuming Charlotte and Dana Brooke will be the next women’s feud coming out of this live event, since Emma and Bayley are already in a blood feud over clothes or whatever. Hopefully after that, Charlotte heads to the main roster and the other three fight over who should fight The Boss. HINT: it should be Bayley.
Prediction: Charlotte & Bayley. I think a lot of the heels are winning tonight, so a few baby faces need to come out on top.
#1 Contender’s Match: Tyler Breeze vs. Finn Balor vs. ?
When the original match was announced (with Itami as the third participant) I immediately thought this had the chance to be the match of the year. Balor, Itami and Breeze are three of the most talented and innovative guys in the world, and these triple threat/four way matches on the NXT live specials are always amazing, so this was can’t miss. Now Itami is hurt, so NXT can either insert someone else to take his place or make this a one on one match. I’ve read a lot of comments about Samoa Joe joining the match, and while that would be awesome, I don’t know if it makes sense. If Joe is put into the match, he shouldn’t win. If you’re going by who deserves the title shot, it should be Breeze. He’s been there the longest, improved the most, and should get a shot at the champ. If you’re going by who is the best in this match, it’s Balor. He’s the most interesting and physically gifted out of all three, and he could win this match on skill alone. We don’t know how Samoa Joe will fit into the NXT Universe, so it’s tough to say what kind of role he should play. Whether he’s in the match or not, I think Breeze should be the winner here. Similar to Charlotte, Finn Balor is main roster ready and he’s already fought Owens for the NXT title. Give Breeze a shot and see what two talented guys can do with a good storyline.
Prediction: Tyler Breeze
NXT Championship Match: Kevin Owens (C) vs. Sami Zayn
The physical aspect of this match depends on how injured Zayn really is, but one thing that we don’t have to worry about is these two telling a great story in the ring. Zayn and Owens are real life friends and have fought each all over the world, so tonight is going to be a walk in the park for them. Zayn is the constant underdog, fighting from underneath to earn everything he’s ever accomplished. Owens is the bully, sick and tired of people talking about how great Sami Zayn is, how much heart Sami Zayn has. Zayn wants to win back his title, but Owens wants to end Sami Zayn’s career. That’s the only way he’ll get the spotlight on himself, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make that happen. Owens future in the WWE is limitless, and he’s fresh off a Monday Night Raw where he laid out John Cena and got a US title match at Elimination Chamber, so this is already a hell of a week for the guy. I think Owens retains here, and hopefully Zayn’s injury isn’t more serious than they’re leading on.
Prediction: Kevin Owens. The bad guy wins again.
David Letterman fades into the sunset after tomorrow night’s final ‘Late Show’, but the last few weeks have been full of tributes and songs from the best entertainers in the world. Last night was Eddie Vedder’s turn, and the Pearl Jam front man did not disappoint with his rendition of ‘Better Man’. ‘Better Man’ is one of the Pearl Jams best known songs, and the title also has a special significance to the late night host, as over the past couple of decades, it’s hard to find a better man at hosting late night TV than Dave. It’s also great to see just how important Letterman and his Worldwide Pants production company have been to a lot of comedians who have become household names. While it’s sad to see an icon go, the future is bright for late night TV, and I can guarantee Stephen Colbert will be a worthy replacement.
Hug It Out – Adrian Grenier, Kevin Connolly, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara, cast members from the upcoming movie, Entourage, will guest star live on Monday Night Raw, Monday, May 25 at 8/7C on USA Network.
Entourage, the much-anticipated, big-screen version of the award-winning hit HBO series, reunites the hit show’s original cast, led by Connolly, Grenier, Dillon, Ferrara and Jeremy Piven. Movie star Vincent Chase (Grenier), together with his boys, Eric (Connolly), Turtle (Ferrara) and Johnny (Dillon), are back…and back in business with super agent-turned-studio head Ari Gold (Piven). Some of their ambitions have changed, but the bond between them remains strong as they navigate the capricious and often cutthroat world of Hollywood.
I couldn’t be more excited for the Entourage movie to come out, and it’s one of the rare times that a remake is being made but it makes sense. Entourage was one of the most fun shows I’ve watched on television, and I’m assuming the movie version is just going to be a two hour episode of the show. In the best news I’ve heard all day, the cast is actually going to be on Raw next Monday to promote the release of the movie. I’m a little sad that Jeremy Piven isn’t going to show up as Ari Gold and talk shit to every superstar, but I guess that’s what happens when you jump into the arms of John Cena.