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Public Service Announcement: Memorial Day Weekend

Just a quick update. I will be going out of town for a few days to spend some time with my ridiculously dysfunctional family. I want to celebrate the memory of all the great American heroes who have lost their lives fighting for my freedom by eating dead grilled cows and drinking the best American beer money can buy with those that claim they love me. I truly am grateful for all the sacrifices the United States Army, Navy, Marines and The National Guard have made for me and every other American so we can live our lives the way we see fit. I hope everyone reading this has a great Memorial Day Weekend. If you are not an American then have a great normal style weekend. Also, if anyone was planning on submitting any columns this weekend please feel free to do so and I will get to them as soon as I can. Please be safe and never forget those who gave their lives for you. I will now leave you all with a good wrestling style chant, USA!!! USA!!! USA!!!  Read more…

THE INFAMOUS™ Album Review: Lady Gaga “Born This Way”

[Editors Note: On my other site I had reviewed Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” and Nick Minaj’s “Pink Friday” albums. They were among my most viewed posts, but the only reason I haven’t reviewed any other albums is because the music industry has been lame as fuck recently. Nothing has come out that I feel is a big enough release for me to waste my precious time on and review. On March 23, 2011 Lady Gaga dropped her highly anticipated album “Born This Way” and I just knew that this album would be the perfect way for me to kick-start my album reviews on this site. I will only review albums I feel are important or heavily hyped by the propaganda machine. My writing has stepped up a bit since the last time I reviewed an album so this should be interesting compared to my older work.]

Once upon a time I used to be a major music junkie. Every time something dropped I was at the record store buying them albums up like they were dubs of bubonic chronic. That was back in the days when CD’s were the best audio option available and CD players were cool and hip. I still got tons of CD’s, but I have since transferred all of the music over to mp3s. Times have changed and so has the music. The actual music doesn’t meet the standards of yesterdays past. The way we buy (or illegally obtain, yes I’m looking at you) music has also changed. Albums aren’t up to par so now I can buy the tracks I like and skip the rest. If I keep repeating this process over and over again then the music becomes over-saturated and my level of musical gratitude goes down little by little, until I consider all music dispensable. The release of an album is no longer an event. I miss those days. Enter Lady Gaga. Now before I get to the point I’m trying to make, let me just say that I have been an exclusive fan of hiphop for most of my life. Nothing against any other genres, but I wasn’t fucking with pop, r&b, rock, none of that shit until like 2005 when hip hop started putting me to sleep with all that damn car tipping and Laffy Taffy finger snapping. Read more…

THE INFAMOUS™ WWE Monday Night RAW Review 5/23/11

THE INFAMOUS™ WWE Monday Night RAW Review 5/23/11

by THE INFAMOUS JCITY

Before RAW kicked off with Jerry “The King” Lawler coming out and informing the world that Michael Cole has been de-FEET-ed at Over The Limit, a picture saying “In Memory of “Macho Man” Randy Savage” flashed on the screen. I was dead set on not watching, let alone reviewing this show if they didn’t show any type of respect to a legend that helped put the WWE on the map. I would have preferred a video package, but hey the show is just kicking off, I’m sure they will have something else, right? Read more…

What If… Part 1 by Tony Kegger

What If…..Part 1 Written (and linked) by Tony Kegger

Edited by THE INFAMOUS JCITY™ 

What are the greatest moments in WWE history? When I see that question, I think of a lot of things. I think of Hulk Hogan vs. Andre The Giant. I think of the epic Stone Cold “Austin 3:16” speech. I think of Mankind getting thrown off the top of the Hell In A Cell structure. I think of Stone Cold wearing a crimson mask while Bret Hart has him in the Sharpshooter. I even think of The Miz cashing in his Money In The Bank briefcase to become WWE Champion. Those are some of the greatest moments to ever happen in the WWE. They are also events that very easily could have never taken place. A lot of things could have prevented those things from happening and a lot of things DID almost prevent them from happening. I am going to present several “What Ifs” in this column and in future “What If” columns. First, all of these “What Ifs” are incidents that affected the WWE. I did not include any “What Ifs” that might have affected another wrestling company like WCW or TNA. Second, I only included “What Ifs” that had a really decent chance at actually happening. I’m not going to do a “What if The Rock was never born?” or “What if Vince McMahon didn’t make John Cena into the face of the WWE?” unless I found research that Rocky Johnson forgot to wear a condom or that Vince McMahon was originally against giving Cena a push. I also want to mention that you might notice a lot of “What Ifs” related to The Rock, Stone Cold and Shawn Michaels. It just so happens that they all have some really good “What Ifs”. This is part one of what will be a “What If” trilogy. These “What Ifs” are in order of when the events happened. Read more…

Caption This Shyt: Snap Into The…Rapture? OHHH YEEAAHHH!!!

Every once in a while I will stumble upon an awesome image that doesn’t exactly fit into anything being written so instead of letting them go to waste I will post it as a caption post. This idea was given to me by Capt. Smooth back when I was raising all types of hell on therealshyt.com. With that being said let’s kick this off with a little bit of blasphemy. We all know “Macho Man” Randy Savage recently passed away, but his death was not for nothing. Savage was called up to heaven in time to stop Jesus Christ himself from fulling the biblical prophecy of the Rapture. So while we all morned the death of a legend, he was high in the sky dropping that elbow on Jesus thus stopping the impending Apocalypse. Now that Savage has fulfilled his ultimate destiny I hope he can now rest in peace. OHHH YEEAAHHH!!! Read more…

Weekly WWE Superstar Rankings by Ace Hart

Weekly WWE Superstar Rankings Written by Ace Hart

Edited by THE INFAMOUS JCITY™ 

Welcome back to another edition of this week’s WWE Superstar Rankings. Just a quick reminder: In this space we’ll be recapping the last week of all WWE action and ranking who came out on top for the time being and which Superstars are trending downward for the foreseeable future. Sorry that this week is a little short, but I’ll also be posting an Over the Limit Preview and Review this weekend with my twin brother, Jack Hart. So for this week only I’ll only be doing a top 3 and bottom 3. Let’s get to it! Read more…

Why The Invasion Angle Worked by TKO

In this column I will discuss the 2001 WWF vs WCW Invasion angle from a fans perspective. It was an exciting time in the World Wrestling Federation (not yet WWE) and it was fresh off of the best Wrestlemania ever, where some interesting angles that would later become the Invasion kicked off. People often would say that they would want to forget this era in wrestling history, but I enjoyed a lot of it for various reasons. You can say I wasn’t a smart fan at the time because I never thought about the other side of the business, so these are the thoughts of a casual fan. This is not about the obvious bad parts of the Invasion angle, this is about the good things that I got out of the Invasion as a fan. This is not about X-pac matches, Kronic, Lance Storm or the fact that the lack of WCW star power was so obvious it makes you want to vomit. Let’s take a trip back to the summer of 2001. A time when Triple H tore his quad and when we WANTED to see Chris Benoit, but all we got was Booker T. Booker T, the man who basically started the Invasion and then was treated like The Rock’s less fortunate twin brother who was left in the attic. A time when we should have seen Goldberg vs. Stone Cold. Ok, let me not get into what could and should have happened, this is about the good parts, walk with me. Read more…