HAMMY’S TOP 10 GREATEST NXT (1.0) TAKEOVER MATCHES

Tonight is the first NXT Takeover event since the brand was overhauled to NXT 2.0. Not to be negative, but I’ve not enjoyed much of what I’ve seen of NXT 2.0. It isn’t the NXT I used to know and love…but all good things must come to an end. And even the NXT I loved struggled to keep me entertained towards the end of its days (truly, Karrion Kross was one of the worst NXT champions). However, the halcyon days of glorious NXT are over. This rebranded, Vince McMahon-influenced NXT 2.0 is now just another WWE brand. Perhaps a true developmental one, but it’ll never reach the zenith of NXT 1.0. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10 GREATEST THE ROCK MATCHES

Can you believe it? Twenty five years of Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. WWE and Hollywood have never been the same…and, throughout Survivor Series 2021, we were teased with an appearance from ‘The Great One.’ Vince McMahon even had a golden egg, apparently from The Rock’s new Netflix film, ‘Red Notice.’ And when would The Rock grace the WWE Universe with his presence? Towards the end of the match between Roman Reigns and Big E? Would Rocky stand toe-to-toe with his cousin, Mr Reigns, and teach him a thing or two about respect? Would we see the start of a build-up for a ‘Mania match between the two? Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10 GREATEST NON-TRADITIONAL SURVIVOR SERIES MATCHES

You wouldn’t think it, thanks to the piss-poor build, but tonight is the 35th annual Survivor Series PPV. It ain’t what it used to be, that’s for sure. Who cares about “Brand Supremacy” when nothing is one the line? No titles, no stakes…nothing. Clearly the bookers don’t care about “Brand Supremacy,” because this PPV build has been the worst I’ve seen for a long, long time. I was more excited for Crown Jewel 2021 than I am for this event. However, there are a few non-traditional matches that promise to be Match of the Year contenders. Over the years, Survivor Series has produced some great bouts, both in terms of the traditional Survivor Series bouts and other, non-traditional Survivor Series bouts. I’m here to talk about the latter. More specifically, my Top 10 Non-Traditional Survivor Series Matches!survivor series classic logo Continue reading

Metroid Dread : A Fitting End To The Metroid Saga?

SPOILERS AHEAD!!!!

I’ve already reviewed Metroid Dread¸ but during that review I attempted to stay away from spoilers. But after ruminating on the game for a week or so after finishing it, I feel I have to talk about Metroid Dread with spoilers aplenty. Metroid Dread is supposed to wrap up the story that began with the original Metroid on the NES, 36 years ago. And its 19 years since the last game in that particular story. The pre-release hype not only centred around the EMMIs, but it centred around the game being the end of the Metroid storyline. So you can’t really talk about Metroid Dread without discussing its story. And you also need to examine whether or not it is s fitting end to the Metroid saga.

(Click here for my review of Metroid Dread)

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Review: Metroid Dread

            After a nineteen year wait, the sequel to Metroid Fusion has arrived. Metroid 5, or Metroid Dread, arrived on the 8th October. I, like many others, bought it one Day One, the first time I’ve done that for a very, very long time. Super Metroid (or Metroid 3), remains one of my favourite video games. I’ve played every single Metroid game (yes, even the loathed Metroid: The Other M…which I played once and returned). Inside my head (and outside, as Nintendo put on a publicity blitz for the new Metroid arrival), the hype grew and grew, and I couldn’t help but venture to the shop and make my first full-price video game purchase in quite some time. Could it live up to the hype? Could it justify a nineteen year wait? Could it wrap the Metroid story up in a nice little bow? Well, not quite…

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HAMMY’S TOP 10 GREATEST EDGE MATCHES

A few days ago, Randy Orton and Edge competed in “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.” Not my words, by the way, but the words of the WWE! Why promote anything as “the greatest ever?” It just places a huge burden on the participants to deliver something phenomenal. Regardless, it was a very good bout…even great…but the greatest ever? Questionable. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10 GREATEST RANDY ORTON MATCHES

A few days ago, Randy Orton and Edge competed in “The Greatest Wrestling Match Ever.” Not my words, by the way, but the words of the WWE! Why promote anything as “the greatest ever?” It just places a huge burden on the participants to deliver something phenomenal. Regardless, it was a very good bout…even great…but the greatest ever? Questionable. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10 MATCHES THAT SHOULD BE IN THE WWE NETWORK’S ‘BEST 100 MATCHES TO WATCH BEFORE YOU DIE’ LIST

In my humble opinion, the WWE Network’s ‘Best 100 Matches To Watch Before You Die’ List is solid. It may lack diversity in the form of women’s matches (I’ll do a Top 10 Women’s Matches soon!). It may favour WWF/E matches over WCW/ECW/other promotion’s matches that you can find on the WWE Network. But in terms of match quality, it’s hard to argue with the list (of course, I did, and click here for my ‘Top 10 Matches That Don’t Belong on the WWE Network’s ‘Best 100 Matches To Watch Before You Die’ List’). However, there are some glaring omissions. You can’t fit everything on there, of course, but I’ve picked out ten matches that, without a shadow of a doubt, should be on the list! Continue reading

Review: Vox Lux (2018)

I usually just do quick reviews here, but no quick review could do ‘Vox Lux’ justice. Well, I suppose it could. I could use just two words: pretentious garbage. That’s it! That’s the review! However, that’s vague and unhelpful. The film has been running through my head now for a couple of days…did I miss something? Did the message fly over my head? Is it some genius masterpiece that I didn’t understand? Maybe…but maybe not.

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HAMMY’S TOP 10 REPLACEMENTS FOR MATCHES THAT SHOULDN’T BE IN THE WWE NETWORK’S ‘BEST 100 MATCHES’ LIST

Yesterday, I compiled a Top 10 List of matches I don’t think belong on the WWE Network’s ‘Best 100 Matches To Watch Before You Die’ list (click here to check it out). My reasons for disapproving of each choice were (obviously) in that list. But what use is that to my dear readers if I don’t suggest alternatives to watch instead of those overrated/terrible matches? So here, I’ll simply name the match I disliked and offer a replacement (and a few sentences about why I chose it). I’ve limited my suggestions to matches including one or both participants of the listed match, or a match that involves the stipulation of a listed match (for example, a Steel Cage match for a Steel Cage match!). So, without further ado, here are my suggestions! Continue reading