Monday, August 22, 2011

My Time at SummerSlam Weekend

Greetings ladies and gents!  Allow me to introduce you to myself...I mean...allow myself to introduce myself to (aw, crap, you know what I mean).  My name is Brian Beckwith aka B. Skillz (my former radio name).  You can call me B. Skillz (b_skillz on twitter).  I was invited by my new BFF to blog here on Wrestle Axxess.  Let me tell you, I'm EXTREMELY excited to be doing this.  I look forward to interacting with fellow wrestling fans and aficionados.  I am also truly excited about the Wrestle Axxess website; coming to an IP address near you.  As for what I want to bring to the table; I will provide mostly commentary and have topic questions.  If you're lucky, I'll rant.

Anyway, if you don't mind, I'd like to tell you a lil' about me.  I'm a writer, sports fan, and long time wrestling fan (over 26 years).  I'm a big time NY JETS, and NY KNICKS fan, but I am a fan of all sports, and I think I watch at least 15hrs of ESPN daily (sad, but true).  And let me tell you, I'm not a MARK.  I'm a fan, but at this stage in the game, I am a fan of the business, the behind the scenes goings on, style, technique, and story.  Ok, wait...I think I mis-spoke...I think all fans are part mark.  I totally get geeked up for live events and even more excited when I meet the wrestling superstars.  But, here's what I won't do...embarrass myself (well, except for that whole Kaitlyn incident, but I digress).

This past weekend, I had the greatest experience when I attended SummerSlam.  The whole weekend was incredible.  I must say, the WWE knows how to treat its fans.  As usual, the wrestlers themselves were very nice and laid back.  As far as the PPV is concerned it was one of the best I've seen in years.   all of the matches were excellent.  Surprisingly, I was really impressed with the Divas match more than anything (that is no disrespect to the Divas at all).  Here's why I was impressed:  I marveled at the skill of both women , Beth Phoenix and Kelly Kelly.  I took notice of Beth Phoenix in particular.  You never hear anyone refer to any Diva as a "ring General"; but, let me tell you, Beth Phoenix is.  I noticed how she talked Kelly Kelly through the match, taking control of the action and made sure the moves were being executed.  What she did was put her hand over her mouth and communicated, kinda like a quarterback.  The end result, great match!

Favorite Superstar I met:  Ezekiel Jackson  

Favorite Superstar moment:  See Danny's blog (damn you, Drew McIntyre)

New Favorite WWE Diva: Naomi

Mark Moment: When I screamed like a little girl and nearly broke a dude's shoulder when Big Sexy walked through the crowd next to me. (shame)

Before I go, I would like to say that, yes, I know Naomi is in FCW, but I do believe I have found my answer to Trish Stratus.  Also, I do believe that CM Punk is the hottest thing going right now.  What do you think?  I do believe that he has elevated his game to where he belongs as a main event mainstay.

Anyway, please feel free to provide some feed back, and to make some suggestions on things you wish to discuss.  Until next time, don't be a stranger and stay away from danger.

Follow me on Twitter @b_skillz

1 comment:

  1. I recently watched Naomi work a match with Aksana at FCW in Punta Gorda, and I think you are dead on about her. She is pretty damn good, especially in comparison to the workers around her. She's still green as all hell, but she's got better timing and rhythm than anyone she's working with right now. Of course, I don't know if that's saying much. All I CAN say, is that she impressed me. Here's hoping she gets to put all that talent to good use.