Is Tom Brady the GOAT?

Is Tom Brady the GOAT?

At Tom Bradys age, you would usually have the saying “as one door closes, another opens.” Well, not in his case. After winning his seventh, yes seventh, career Super Bowl it’s time to ask the question that people don’t want to bring up, but it must be asked. Is Tom Brady the greatest QB in NFL history? A lot of factors can put into play in this conversation.

The first is how good statistically does, he match-up against the argument that of course has always been discussed which is Joe Montana. Well, Brady has more championships then Joe, seven to four, but let’s be realistic, both have done plenty in the big game. Montana is undefeated in his games, in which he dominated every single one, but have won plenty. Brady has lost some tough one sin the process such as twice against the 2007 Giants, the Nick Foles led Eagles going seven and three in the process.

But what about diving deeper into the numbers? Of course Brady is going to lead Montana in every category because he’s played longer. But when I say deeper, I’m talking still doing it at an elite level. Now people will say well look at the Buccaneers, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, Leonard Fournette, and Antonio Brown, not to mention OJ Howard before he got hurt. You ask is this fair? Look, Brady didn’t really have a choice.

He wanted the 49ers, but they passed. The Chargers didn’t have as deep a roster offensively as Tampa and those were really it for Tom. Teams passed on him. People thought he was done, including myself. Everyone said he’s a system of Bill Belichick and the Patriots. But what if Brady is the system? What if he’s that good where he has his own system? I mean look at the Patriots this past year missing the playoffs for the first time in 11 years. We also dream playoff matchups for Brady. He didn’t play well vs Drew Brees or Aaron Rodgers, but those guys, and a Matt LaFleur blunder, didn’t play particularly well either. The key is he made the key plays when he had to, even at age 43. That’s right 43 years young.

Patrick Mahomes was overwhelmed in the game. Look, he will be back, but people were wondering if Mahomes would get the torched pass from Brady. And of course Tampa’s defense was extremely dominant, but Brady was unbelievable in the game. I will say this, is he the most athletic skilled QB I’ve ever seen, that belongs to Aaron Rodgers, but what Brady does is have a clutch gene. No mater franchise he’s on he will bring whatever he needs to succeed regardless. That’s why he will go down as the greatest of all time.

Did WWE get the Royal Rumble matches right?

Did WWE get the Royal Rumble matches right?

Many are feeling excited because you can make the argument it’s the best time of the year to be a wrestling fan. We just had “Wrestle Kingdom” from New Japan. You have AEW “Double Or Nothing” around the corner in a few months, and the biggest one as the “Road to Wrestlemania” officially has begun.

Now, people will be asking did WWE get the “Royal Rumble” matches correct? Many different opinions will be heard and said. But I will explain why one was the right way to go while the other went backwards? Yes when I say backwards I mean it. I also want to give my congratulation to Bianca Belair and Edge on their Rumble wins.

Let’s start with the right decision. That is Belair, “The EST of WWE.” Remember you can’t spell Wrestlemania without EST. She has proven since she was signed by NXT that she has what it takes to be the face of the women’s division. But let’s add to this. How about the final two with her Rhea Ripley as the last two competitors in the match.

What WWE did was let the creative side of making new superstars on the main roster show in this match. You would’ve though Charlotte Flair, who is still arguably the top women’s competitor in the business winning it again, or Becky Lynch returning, or even a Ronda Rousey surprise, but no. WWE gave you a glimpse into the future of the division. It was a nice change for WWE to do this. We also saw Ripley have a match with Flair at Mania last year, so it seems they’re starting to get a changing of the guard. The women’s division in WWE, let’s face it, next to “IMPACT” has the best women’s division in the business. Kudos to them for making the right call, and for Belair for having her well deserved moment. And her post match interview was phenomenal. How can you not be happy for her.

Now we get to the backward part. And I had an argument with a certain someone about this, and I will give him his credit when the time is right. He knows who I’m talking about. I was so excited for Edge that I didn’t want to hear anyone say anything bad, but the truth is this. I had to take a step back and a night to ponder the match more, and the more I thought about it, the more I thought the person was right. This is going backwards, and it doesn’t make any sense of the matter unless it was Edge vs. Randy Orton for either the WWE or Universal Championship, which doesn’t seem to be the case.

This is a very different year for Mania because they won’t have full capacity due to the continuation of the Covid-19 pandemic. That one problem. The other problem is this.. I want to be very clear I grew up going with my family on vacations to Tampa, Florida. I love the city, the beaches, everything about it. The problem is it isn’t New York which has Manhattan, California which has Los Angeles or San Francisco, or Louisiana which has New Orleans. Those are marketable travel destinations. Tampa is still over an hour or so away from Orlando, nor does it have a huge popular place to go and visit.

Why do I say all this. I think I understand why WWE did what they did, but I don’t agree with it. They have two nights this year at “Raymond James Stadium” not at the Performance Center, so they’ll be selling tickets to fans who I’m sure have reservations of going due to the virus still all over this country. So, how do you sell tickets? Well you book a Hall of Famer in the main event of course. The Rock, I can guarantee they’re saving for Wrestlemania 39 in Los Angeles in front of a sold out packed “SoFi Stadium.” The Undertaker is retired, at least we think this time. Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels don’t wrestle anymore. Hulk Hogan is way to old. Triple H has taken a more backstage role. And who knows with John Cena’s hectic schedule if he’ll want to risk getting the virus while he’s doing his business in LA.

That’s what leads me to Edge winning. I wanted a new star to take it. Big E has earned it, Daniel Bryan, a great veteran, has earned it, Shinsuke Nakamura has earned it. They wanted the high profile guy to come and sell tickets. It’s that simple. Edge is a name that will draw to the fans. Do I agree with this decision, absolutely not. The problem is they’re trying to sell tickets in a non destination city in the middle of one of the worst pandemics this world has ever seen. I just feel like not giving a new superstar the opportunity such as a Big E wasn’t the right decision. WWE needs to start building for the future more, and it feels like they’re just spinning in circles all the time. Undertaker, Goldberg, now Edge. While I am a fan and respect those men, new blood needs to take the reigns, no pun intended, of this company. Again don’t get it twisted I’m glad Edge is back and want to see him at Wrestlemania, just not in the main event.

So I tell you this, you can draw any conclusions you want. You’re allowed to, it’s your right, but you have to ask yourself why did WWE give the future a chance in the women’s division, but not the men’s? The women’s rumble match was right, but sadly the men’s wasn’t.

Jon Huber meant so much to Wrestling.

Jon Huber meant so much to Wrestling.

The Wrestling world got a shock the night after Christmas with the sudden news of Jon Huber (Brodie Lee) passed away at the sudden age of 41. This hurts so much on so many levels. Huber was a star on both WWE as a member of the “Wyatt Family,” as well as the leader of “The Dark Order” in AEW. The amazing thing is everybody from all the major and even minor companies had a beautiful thing to say about Huber.
Most people said how amazing a family man he was and loved them more then anything in the world. Others stated how he helped them along the way. The common factor you read though is how amazing of a person he was.
I remember watching Huber in one of my favorite wrestling groups of all time “The Wyatt Family” and always thinking how underrated this guy is. I mean he was a top 25 singles wrestler according to Pro Wrestling Illustrated” in 2015. He was so entertaining to watch, and I remember when he had his singles run winning the Intercontinental Championship in 2014 and thinking this is a guy who has both the skill and charisma in his character to make it work.
His tag team specialty was a plus. He won the Tag Titles in “WWE” twice. Once with Bray Wyatt/Randy Orton. The other with Erick Rowan as the “Bludgeon Brothers.” in 2018. He also had won the NXT Tag Team Titles once with Rowan as well. He was a Tag Team specialists in NXT, and WWE.
When he got to “All Elite Wrestling. It was a shock to everyone. People heard rumors, but didn’t know if they would be true. He had become “The Exalted One.” He was the new leader of “The Dark Order.” His biggest accomplishment in short time with them was winning the “TNT Championship” on an episode of “Dynamite.” He also had a standout match at “Double Or Nothing” against Jon Moxley for the AEW Heavyweight Championship. He really left his mark in AEW.
It’s such an unfortunate event and just another downer for 2020. Everyone would love to give the thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of Mr. Huber. He was someone who had so much left in this business and to his family as well. He will be forever missed. His family should be very proud of what he was able to accomplish in such a short period of time.
The future of Sting in AEW is a win for everyone involved

The future of Sting in AEW is a win for everyone involved

When Sting showed up in AEW, I have to say I wasn’t surprised, but I still marked out as every fan did. If you didn’t I don’t think you have any feelings. It was the secretive way it was done that made it perfect. You didn’t know if the rumors were true, but they were. When he showed up on “Dynamite” last Wednesday, the rivalries and work he can do were endless.
Working with Darby Allin? A match with Chris Jericho or Dustin Rhodes? Helping Cody? You can’t tell me the this can’t work. Now, I’ve been a Sting fan forever. He is my favorite of all time, so I might be a little bias, but lets face it, his WWE run was trash. He shouldn’t have lost to Triple H at “Wrestlemania 31” and it was heartbreaking to see him get hurt against Seth Rollins at “Night of Champions.” But WWE never did right by him. In my opinion, his loss to Triple H was one of the worst booking decisions not just in WWE history, but in wrestling as well. They had him come in and lose every big match he had.
I don’t want to hear that it had nothing to do with him in WCW. That is a bold face lie. People say well Goldberg got big wins. That’s because he signed with WWE after WCW went under, and Sting had reservations of signing with WWE and rightfully so. Vince McMahon had no idea what he was doing with Sting. He should’ve given him that match at Mania, but he didn’t want a WCW guy who didn’t want to sign with WWE win the match over one of his top guys, as well as his son-in-law.
Him joining AEW gives Sting the chance to go out on his own terms, and his fans a chance to see him get the proper respect he deserves. Let him decide what he wants to do. He’s earned the right inthis business. The fact that Sting also signed a full time multi year deal shows he’s in this for long haul.Now, I don’t think he will be wrestling every week, but you can have him as a manager, as well as be a guy backstage to guide the young talent much like the Undertaker has done in WWE. Sting has the same respect level from the other superstars in this business.
His knowledge of wrestling inside and out of the ring is endless. He’s been doing this for so long, but he’s also worked for other companies as well such as WCW, WWE, IMPACT, New Japan andothers. He now has added AEW to his resume. I think you’ll see this workout extremely well and a big credit to Tony Khan for giving a legend what he wants. We all are winners here. It’s a win for Sting, AEW, and the fans. So, cheers to you Icon. You deserve this.
NXT Takeover Portland was the best Takeover yet, but will Tampa top it?

NXT Takeover Portland was the best Takeover yet, but will Tampa top it?

What an amazing show top to bottom by NXT. Triple H said it best when we he applauded the fans for really bringing the energy, and I’m with him on that. I also believe this is the deepest roster NXT has produced. Top names were missing from the card, which shows how far this roster can go with talent. Every match really brought it Saturday night.

The opening contest was as good as it gets with Keith Lee continuing his feud with Dominik Dijakovic for the North American Championship and you knew right off the bat the energy was going to be brought. Ending the night with Adam Cole retaining the NXt heavyweight championship from Tommaso Ciampa in the main event brought down the road to NXT Takeover Tampa.

The crazy thing is Triple H said that will be the best card yet. Better then Portland? That might be a hard one to top. From Charlotte Flair accepting Rhea Ripley’s challenge for Wrestlemania to Johnny Gargano turning on Ciampa at the end of the match to cost him the championship belt. Finn Balor and Gargano wrestled a clinic and now questions are starting to arise. Who will challenge Cole in Tampa? What’s next for Balor? Does Ripley have a match the night before Mania? What match will Gargano and Ciampa continue the feud? How does Tegan Knox and Dakota Kai continue their feud? Can anyone take down Keith Lee in the future? Not to mention who will fight the Broserweights for the tag team championship after an unbelievable bout vs Undisupted Era to take the gold.

The beauty is we have time to figure this all out. Talent such as Killer Kross, Velveteen Dream, Timothy Thatcher and Austin Theory I am sure will play a role as well. One thing remains, NXT’s roster is as good as it’s ever been.