Vlog 132 – Letter To My 10-Year-Old Self

Date Sent: April 24th, 1996

Date Written: April 24th, 2013

 

Hey Andy, it’s you 17 years in the future!!

There’s so much that I want to tell you about the future, man! Technology’s come a long ways!! Imagine watching every TV show ever made on something the size of a wallet! Crazy, huh?! Also, video game graphics have improved A LOT, but sadly the games have not.  Enjoy these next 5 years or so, as your interest in current video games will have petered out by then.

Let’s see, if memory serves, you’re finishing up 5th grade & going onto 6th, right? I hope I’m right. Your math skills don’t get any better in the future I’m afraid.

This new guy that Mom’s dating, Roger, is a real asshole, isn’t he? Yeah, I said asshole. I’m a grown-ass man in 2013, so deal with it, hehe!!

 

You’re probably starting to feel frustrated at all these changes lately, but you won’t start to rebel until you hit 6th grade. You’ll get sent to alternative school for a couple of weeks and begin to openly rebel less.

Are you seeing Dad every other weekend at this point? I have a lot to tell you about him that I’ll get to in a minute.

What’s on TV during this time? Power Rangers? Beast Wars? Batman? Spider-Man? God, I miss TV during your time! TV in the future is both good and bad, you just have to find the right stuff to watch.

Jon should be finishing up kindergarten at this point, right? He has a real bad time when he gets older that involves you, which he’s not willing to forgive you or himself for even during my time.

I suppose I should start talking about Dad at this point since he seems to be the root of most if not all of your inner problems.

 

He probably seems to be a totally changed man from the drunk sack of shit that he was almost a year ago. He’s showering you and Jon with gifts and is thinking about going back to college to get a double-doctorate so people can call him Doc-Doc, hehe!!

Don’t believe the hype. It’s just a facade. The fact of the matter is that Dad has mental health issues. Paranoia, manic-depressive, bipolar, schizophrenia; whatever the head doctors & social workers wanna call it that day. They pretend to know what’s going on, but let’s be honest, mental health is still a relatively new concept for small-town Ohio.

 

If you only get one thing from this letter, it’s this: none of this is your fault. No matter how many times and how many people say it is, it’s not. You’ll spend much of your adult life running What If… scenarios through your head. Don’t do that to yourself. Nothing good will come of it and you’ll just end up feeling even more miserable about yourself and where you are that you won’t be able to enjoy the now.

I’d like to say that the you in 2013 is a completely healed person, always happy and loving life. I’ve certainly come a long way, but I’m far from perfect. You can only get better or worse, and I choose to get better. Anyway, back to Dad.

 

Just a heads-up, all this nice-guy behavior is gonna start going sour when he meets Nancy. Don’t worry, she’s a nice person; but she does cause Dad to start drinking again, and sadly he won’t ever stop. Her kids are a mixed bag of nuts, but you get along with them just fine.  You even manage to kick her oldest son Michael’s ass at Mortal Kombat Gold, which will be coming out in a few years.

Dad and Nancy start dating after her then-husband Scott dies in a motorcycle accident, and then his side of the family raids their house and takes everything. This is when things really start to go downhill. You notice Dad drinking more and him spending more sober time with Nancy than you or Jon.

Despite all this, you do manage to have some father-son bonding time with him. He would record shows all the time throughout the week and during the weekends you and Jon were there, all three of you would watch them. You would watch wrestling matches from the WWF and WCW together, as well as a show called DragonBall-Z. I still hold those memories close to my heart.

There were a lot of times when Mom wouldn’t understand how you were feeling about all these changes in your life, and Dad would be there to listen to you and he would totally understand everything. After you guys move, you would go to a pay phone & call him everyday after school and tell him about your day & any problems that you had.

While we get along with Mom, Dad understood our thought process the best. These are the things I miss the most about him.

 

We’re pretty deep into the letter now, so I think it’s about time I drop the bombshell on you. Dad dies of liver failure due to excessive drinking only a month after you graduate high school in 2004. Let me back up a bit, because this is where Jon’s current problems that involve you come from too.

During the summer vacation in 2002, you get to spend a good portion of your summer with Dad, and he’s pretty much drunk 24/7 at that point. You eventually get fed up with it, and you take Jon & have him write a letter saying that you both don’t want to see Dad until he cleans up his act. It’s this letter that Jon holds against you, but we’ll get to that in a sec.

Sadly, you don’t hear from Dad again until two years later when he goes to St. Rita’s hospital because his liver is failing and he’s dying. The doctors say that he has 6 months to live, but he’ll be taken to this place called Briarwood where you’ll be able to visit him again to say your goodbyes and make your peace. When Dad’s in the hospital, Roger (yeah, he’s still dating Mom, and they’ll get married a year later) will offer to drive you and Jon up to the hospital to visit him.

Visit him. As horrifying as it may be to see Dad all hooked up with tubes and whatnot, looking already half-dead with gray skin and long, dirty & greasy hair, man up and go. Take Jon with you. This will be your last chance to see him alive. Make your peace with him and get out of there. You don’t have time to be angry or mad at him for what he put you through; you only have time for forgiveness.

 

When you are at his funeral, Rick Barr, an old friend of his, will ask you and Jon if you inherited any of Dad’s musical talent or ear. You won’t have an answer for him, but that along with Mom’s encouragement will bring the guitar back into your life again.

For the love of God, practice and get good at the damn thing!! No half-assing it, mister! Also, try to form a band with some of your friends to help you get better.

 

Jon in 2013 is seriously not living up to what he could be. Admittedly, he’s way smarter than you and got better grades in school, but after barely graduating his senior year due to having a massive breakdown, his life has been one emotional roller-coaster after another. You suspect that the same mental illness that plagued Dad is also plaguing him, but because he doesn’t want to get help, you won’t know if he just has issues or if there’s something more to it.

As much as you have reached out to him and told him to get his shit straightened out and go to college, the only thing you can do is just be there for him when he needs his big brother. He keeps himself impossibly busy these days with a dead-end minimum-wage job, so he doesn’t talk to you or Mom much, which makes me feel really sad and alone.

 

I could tell you more about your life and your friends of the future, but honestly man, I don’t wanna ruin the surprise for ya!

Let’s just say that your current job in 2013 lets you travel all over the world, and while it may be  a pain in the ass at times and you get homesick frequently, you make a lot of new friends and you become someone who inspires others around the world to do what you do. Also, you’re going to Japan in 2013; over 20 years after Terry & Terri moved out there!

 

 

Just remember to follow your own path and don’t be afraid to ask for advise from your friends and family, but don’t let others direct your life for you.

Make the most of today. Time waits for no man. Yesterday is history, Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why they call it the present. It may not always be gift-wrapped, but enjoy the present nonetheless.

 

I love you with all my heart,

 

Future You.

 

P.S: Lay off the damn junk food and eat right when you get to college, otherwise you’ll end up getting fat. Seriously.

Vlog 76 – After The Rapture & RIP Macho Man

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In this mobile video, I talk about this past weekend and the upcoming Memorial Day Weekend, keeping busy with A-School, the May 21st 2011 “Rapture”, the death of “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and ideas for upcoming videos (some to be recorded over Memorial Day Weekend). Enjoy!!

 

TheAndySan

This Hiatus Sucks!

Okay, so before I begin this quick update, I’d like to say how awesome it is that the Monday Night Wars between WWE and TNA are finally starting up! When I saw Bret Hart come out on this week’s Raw, I felt excited about pro wrestling again! Where this will go, I have no idea. But I digress…

I’m seriously considering joining the Navy now because I haven’t found a job yet and it doesn’t look like my chances will improve anytime soon. I’ll still look for a job so that I can make some money and get out of the house to do something. I doubt that I’ll move out if I’m joining the Navy though.

I really hope that I’ll make enough money to be able to at least keep this website up before it expires in May (which costs around a total of $106 a year). If not, then I’ll be sure to make a backup of all my stuff and I’ll put everything back up (no pun intended) when I have the money.

I’ve also been thinking of how I can improve the look and feel of TheAndySan.com, and I’ve come up with a couple of ideas so be sure to stop by from time to time to check out the changes!

Well, I’ve been up hella-late so I’m off to bed now. Later!

TheAndySan

Slog 04 – Raw Score 02-04-2008

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Here’s the full text Raw Score from the post JavaJavaJava!!!1:

Tonight’s Raw begins with Randy SnOrton in the ring talking about John Cena using his title shot at WrestleMania to face Orton at No Way Out instead. He then states that he wants Cena to sign a contract obligating him to face Orton at No Way Out. Cena, of course, comes out to sign the contract. Mark Henry, who Cena will face in an arm wrestling match later on, comes out and distracts Cena and Orton RKOs him. 5.5/10 (for a slightly more interesting opening segment, but just slightly)

Back from commercial, we see Orton and Henry being interviewed by Todd Grisham. Generic dialog is had by all. 3/10 (for some very generic dialog that, thankfully, was very short)

Then, Kelly Kelly and Mickie James go up against Victoria and Beth Pheonix. Here’s some interesting dialog that I’m pretty sure JR and King said:

JR – And Kelly Kelly going back to what brought her here in the first place…

King – Yeah a blowjob!

James got the win by Tornado DDTing Victoria. 6.5/10 (for a good, but too short, women’s tag match)

After the match, we see William Regal talking to Hornswoggle about joining the Kiss My Ass Club. It was cut off due to technical gerror. 8.5/10 (for a lulzy technical gerror)

Coming back from the break, Shawn Michaels comes out to vent his frustrations about not winning the Royal Rumble this year and last year as well as not beating John Cena at WrestleMania last year. Chris Jericho comes out, interrupting HBK, to say that he’s going to win the Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out. Then Jeff Hardy comes out to interrupt Y2J, with much applause. He congradulates HBK and Y2J for trying to headline WrestleMania again, but he says that he’ll do whatever it takes to make it. JBL then comes out to much booing. He then does a very Ted DiBiasie-esque promo about how he’s gonna win with Umaga’s help, which is quite interesting. Umaga comes out and then Snitsky comes out, to which the audience chants “Brush your teeth”. Snitsky talks about how he hasn’t had a chance at the title and HBK interrupts him saying that he deserves nothing but a good dental hygenist, which starts an all-out punch-out in the ring. Regal comes out to say that all 6 of them will face off in a tag match tonight. 7.5/10 (for a pretty darn cool promo)

After commercial, Mr. Kennedy goes up against Super Crazy. This match was pretty much Kennedy pwning Super Crazy. Mr. Kennedy wins with an inverted figure-four leglock. He gets on the mic to show MVP Vs Ric Flair, where MVP does some heavy-duty damage to Flair’s leg. Kennedy then gives Naitch the opportunity to come out on next week’s Raw to forfeit their match at No Way Out. 6/10 (for a lame squash match that was saved by a decent after-match promo)

After break, we see Mike Adamle going over the Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out followed by a video of its history. 5.5/10 (for a short but sweet video of the Elimination Chamber)

Then, Santino Marella and Carlito face Brian Kendrik and Paul London. Carlito Backstabbed Kendrik for the win. 4/10 (for a very short match)

After the match, we see Vince getting his ass buffed with a hand buffer (I’m not kidding). 5/10 (for a funny but overdone bit)

Back again from commercial, Vince comes out to have Hornswoggle kiss his ass, explaining that it’s out of tough love. He then says that the parents out there are terrible. He asks all the kids to stand up and says that there all spoiled brats. Hornswoggle comes out after Vince tells him to. Vince says some classic parentisms (”this is gonna hurt me more than it’s gonna hurt you”, “you brought this on yourself”, etc) and tells Hornswoggle to kiss his ass. Hornswoggle hesitates for a while and then Findley comes out to defend Hornswoggle, which greatly irritates Vince and says that he can kiss his ass too. After some more hesitation, Hornswoggle bites Vince’s ass. Findley and Hornswoggle do a funny little jig and leave. Vince then says that he’s going to face Hornswoggle in a No-DQ match next week and says that if Findley interferes, then he’s fired. 7.5/10 (for a very funny bit, especially Findley and Hornswoggle’s little jig)

After the break, Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes face off against Lance Cade and Trevor Murdock in a non-title tag match. I missed this match so I won’t give it a score. NA/10 (because I didn’t watch the match)

Back from the break, the main event starts off with Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Jericho squaring off against Snitsky, JBL, and Umaga. After a commercial break, the match begins. When Snitsky gets in the ring, the audience chants “Brush your teeth”, which is too-too funny. Jericho, Hardy, and Michaels did their over-the-top rope jump onto Snitsky, JBL, and Umaga at the same time. It was friggin’ rad!! The commercial breaks ends with Jericho falling down for no apparent reason, until the replay shows that JBL punching Jericho is what knocked him down. Hardy gets the win with a Swanton Bomb on Snitsky. This match was awesome!! 8.5/10 (for an excellent main-event match)

After the break, John Cena faces Mark Henry in an arm wrestling match. Henry wins by cheating and Orton tries to RKO Cena, but fails. Cena then FUs Henry. 5/10 (for a so-so match with an awesome FU on Henry)

Tonight’s Raw had some improvements, but they really need to stop doing these short-ass matches. Overall, I give this week’s Raw a 6/10.

I notice that I slowed down my slog, err, podcast a bit this time around. Also, my crappy audio editing skills aren’t quite as bad as they were before.

For those of you who weren’t around when I did my first Raw Score, I basically do a review of the previous night’s WWE Raw, broken down by each segment. I then give each segment a score out of a possible 10 points and then average out the scores to form the overall score for that episode of Raw.

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Hey YouTube, it’s the Andy-San here with this week’s Raw Score. Mmm, I feel sleepy…sleepy…

Yeah, I really didn’t know much about SEO in those days. Oh well…

TheAndySan

Slog 03 – Raw Score 01-28-2008

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Hey guys, it’s the Andy-San here again with this week’s Raw Score. Enjoy!

Here’s the full Raw Score from the post A Raw Deal? I Think Not!:

We begin tonight with a recap of last night’s Royal Rumble match where John Cena came out the winner. Then, Cena comes out to do a promo about his pectoral injury that should have sidelined him for a year. He said that he risked everything so he could go to WrestleMania. He then challanges Randy Orton, who’s still the WWE Champion, to a title match for tonight. After some back-and-forth verbage, Orton says that he’ll defend the title at No Way Out since Cena can’t wait until WrestleMania. Cena still isn’t satisfied and says that he’ll “get some” tonight. We then go to commercial. 4/10 (for a really predictable promo)

The first match of the night is a tag-team match with Ashley & Mickie James against Jillian & Beth Pheonix. This match was short but sweet. There was a good amount of very interesting moves in this match. The Glamazon picked up the win again with a Hanging Fisherman’s Suplex on James. Seriously, the men should really take notes on what these ladies are doing in the ring. 7/10 (for another good women’s match)

After that, we see Vince and William Regal talking about the upcoming matches for tonight (I think). 3/10 (because I couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying)

After commercial, Regal comes out to address the crowd and he makes a little flub lol (he’s so excited). Anyway, he says that there will be an Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out to decide who will go to WrestleMania to face the WWE Champion. Regal then announces that Umaga, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, JBL, Jeff Hardy, and Triple H will be in the match. Then, commercial-time. 6/10 (for some really good booking)

Back from commercial, Carlito goes up against Cody Rhodes (who’s apparantly 1/2 of the Tag-Team Champions along with Hardcore Holly). I gotta say, I’m really diggin’ this Rhodes guy. He was really giving it to Carlito tonight. Unfortunatly, Carlito won with the Backstabber when Rhodes was distracted by Carlito’s manager. 6.5/10 (for an impressive match by Rhodes)

Then, HHH and HBK are shown discussing their match at No Way Out. Trips then says that he needs a tag partner for tonight and tells Shawn to suit up. 6/10 (for a quick and kinda funny promo)

Back again from commercial, we see DX come out to face Umaga and Snitsky. Right before HHH was gonna grapple Snitsky, Trips gets on the mic and asks if anyone has a Tic-Tac or a toothbrush for Snitsky, which promped the audience to chant “Brush Your Teeth.” That was hilarious!! The match itself was pretty cool. HBK took some choice bumps tonight. Trips picked up the win with a Pedigree to Snitsky with much applause. 7.5/10 (for an awesome match with DX)

After the match, we see Orton and JBL discussing their upcoming match. Not much else to say here really. 3/10 (for a bland promo)

Coming back from the break, we see Todd Grisham interviewing Jeff Hardy. Hardy says that he still wants to be the WWE Champion. Then, we cut to Vince talking to Hornswoggle about his loss at the Royal Rumble. He does some nice McMahon-isms and tells Hornswoggle to get out. 6/10 (for a great Mr. McMahon moment that saved us from reTodd)

After break, Mr. Kennedy faces Brian Kendrik. These guys put on a great match, but it was far too short. Mr. Kennedy won this match and then announced that he’s gonna end Ric Flair’s career. In response, Naitch comes out and said “Good-luck and Whooo!!!!” 6.5/10 (for a potentially awesome feud)

Back again from commercial, we have Melina versus Maria. This match wasn’t as good as the other women’s match, but it was still ok. Maria wins with an awesome rollup. Maria and that guy she’s with remind me of Sable and Mark Mero. Alot. 5.5/10 (for a so-so women’s match)

Afterwards, Jericho is interviewed by reTodd. I really don’t know what to make of the oddly serious Y2J. On one hand, I kinda like that he’s branching out as a character. On the other hand, I miss the wise-crackin’ Jericho. 5/10 (for a good promo and an on-the-fence character change)

After the break, the main event starts with Jeff Hardy & Jericho facing Orton & JBL. This match was pretty good. Hardy pulls out some neat offensive manuvers. Jericho also tore JBL up with some of his classic moves. SnOrton put a halt to the Walls of Jericho with an RKO that actually connected lol. JBL pinned Jericho to win the match. Cena came out and laid into Orton and finishing him with an FU. 7/10 (for a great match by Jericho and Hardy)

Tonight’s Raw wasn’t half-bad, but they really need to cut back on the commercials. I mean c’mon, 9 commercials in a 2-hour span? Overall, I give this week’s Raw a 5.6/10.

73/130=5.6/10

For those of you who weren’t around when I did my first Raw Score, I basically do a review of the previous night’s WWE Raw, broken down by each segment. I then give each segment a score out of a possible 10 points and then average out the scores to form the overall score for that episode of Raw.

Well, there’s not much else to say here really, other than I was really trying to speed up my slog, err, podcast too much. This slog also shows off some of my crappy editing skills even before I had video editing software!

TheAndySan

Slog 02 – Raw Score 01-21-2008

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I gotta say, this slog shows off some of my crappy editing skills even before I had video editing software!

For those of you who weren’t around when I did my first Raw Score, I basically do a review of the previous night’s WWE Raw, broken down by each segment. I then give each segment a score out of a possible 10 points and then average out the scores to form the overall score for that episode of Raw.

Here is the full text review of the January 21, 2008 episode of WWE Raw from the post Raw Score Lives!!!1:

Raw Score – 01/21/2008

Hey guys, it’s the Andy-San here bringing back my Raw Score after two years and 2 months to the day (and on Martin Luther King Day no less). Let’s look at this week’s Raw, shall we?

The first match of the night between Shawn Michaels and Mr. Kennedy was main-event quality. I lol’d when HBK wiped his butt with Kennedy’s thrown shirt before the match. It was also funny how Kennedy bailed the ring when Michaels was about to hit him with Sween Chin Music. This match had a fair amount of technical moves in it early on and later threw in some high-risk moves as well. HBK took a real choice bump when he tried his elbow drop a second time and Kennedy blocked it with his knees. The match ended with Michaels picking up the win with Sweet Chin Music. It’s a shame that this match was the curtain jerker, but it did start the night off strong. 7.5/10 (for a great opening match)

After the HBK-Kennedy match, we see Randy Orton talking to Vince about how he doesn’t want to shake Jeff Hardy’s hand later on tonight. Vince gave him a decent pep-talk and it was on to commercial. 5/10 (for an ok promo that had Vince acting as a father figure to Orton)

The Beth Phoenix vs Mickie James match was surprisingly good. I feel confident about the future of women’s wrestling in the WWE. The match ended with The Glamazon putting a Hanging Fisherman’s Suplex on James. 6.5/10 (for a really good women’s match)

Afterwards, Trips gave a short promo about his upcoming match to get into the Royal Rumble. It was pretty much “I’m gonna be in the Rumble and there’s nothing anybody can do about it”, but it was still good. 5/10 (for a good, but fairly standard promo)

After commercial, Hardcore Holly came in with a snappy comeback on these 2 wrestling n00bs who I don’t know (”If anyone get in My Space, I’m gonna throw ‘em out!”). 5/10 (for a funny quip by Hardcore Holly of all people)

The Randy Orton flashback really showed how far he’s come (I lol’d at the tights he wore on his debut match). 6/10 (for a great flashback promo)

We come back from commercial with a tag match pitting Findly and Hornswoggle against The Highlanders that was far too short. I can’t believe that Fit Findly’s still wrestling, but I’m glad that he can still wrestle well. Hornswoggle won the match with a sweet frogsplash. 6/10 (for a great, but way too short tag match)

Back again from commercial, we see Chris Jericho being choked with a cable by JBL. So JBL’s wrestling again? And on Raw too? I already knew that Jericho was back, but I didn’t know about JBL. Anyway, Jericho enters the ring after the clip for a great promo. It really reminded me of Shawn Michaels’ promo before he made a comeback at Summerslam 2002. 7/10 (for an excellent promo delivered with loads of confidence)

After that, we see Vince talking to Jeff Hardy about how he should shake Orton’s hand. Vince was obviously playing the instigator card here and Hardy assured him that he will “give them something to talk about.” 4/10 (for a short and predictable promo)

Ryan Kendrik’s qualifying match for the Royal Rumble against Umaga was a pwnfest for Umaga. Kendrik pulled out some nice high-flying moves, but Umaga got the win with the Samoan Spike. 4/10 (for a too short match)

The little bit after the match with Maria, Mickie James, Ashley, and some guy was kinda funny. He reminds me of Carlito as far as his arrogance goes. 5/10 (for a kinda funny bit of filler)

After commercial, we see a clip of Vince on Celebrity Apprentice. Then, we see King with 3-D glasses on because Raw’s now in HD. Next, there was the ubersweet Jeff Hardy flashback promo with the song Rooftops by Lost Prophets. 6.5/10 (for Hardy’s choice flashback promo and King with 3-D glasses lol)

Coming back from commercial, we have Carlito facing Hardcore Holly. This one seemed better suited for Sunday Night Heat I think. Carlito got the win with the Backstabber. 4/10 (for another short and rather bland match)

Back again from another commercial, we see a short clip of HHH winning the 2002 Royal Rumble after coming back from a quad injury. There’s a brief appearance of Mr. Perfect (RIP) being eliminated by HHH. William Regal comes out to address Trips before his match and announces that his match is a gauntlet match against three people with Royal Rumble rules. First up is Snitsky, who lays into The Game and comes close to eliminating him, but is thrown over. Next is Mark Henry, who seems to slow down the match. Henry came very close to throwing HHH over the top, but Trips beats him too. Finally is Regal himself, who unleashes a flurry of punches upon entering the ring. Despite that, Triple H comes out on top and throws Regal over the top. 5.5/10 (for a predictable match, but Regal’s expression after HHH beat Mark Henry was priceless)

After yet another commercial, Vince comes out and mentions that Raw’s in HD and brings out Randy Orton and Jeff Hardy one at a time. Vince admits that their upcoming match at the Royal Rumble doesn’t need any hype and wonders what’s gonna happen. Orton gets on the mic and says that he underestimated Hardy and he has won Orton’s respect. Hardy says that he doesn’t care about Orton’s respect and he would rather shake other peoples’ hands before Orton’s. Then, Hardy shakes JR, King, and Lillian’s hand and goes out into the audience to shake various audience members’ hands. Orton then offers his hand when Hardy gets back in the ring and Hardy lays Orton out with the Twist of Fate instead. Despite Hardy’s so-so mic skills, he made up for it with excellent audience interaction. 8.5/10 (for Hardy’s interaction with the audience)

It’s been a long time since I really sat down and watched wrestling. I pretty much gave up on it since Benoit died, but after reading my old Raw Scores, I decided to bring it back. Tonight’s Raw was pretty good, but I felt that it was rushed and trying to fit in too much stuff. Having a commercial after just about everything didn’t help matters either. Overall, I give this week’s Raw a 5.7/10.

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TheAndySan

JavaJavaJava!!!1

Hey guys, it be the Andy-San here feelin’ sleepy.

First up, here’s this week’s Raw Score (btw, check out the Video section as well as my YouTube account for the audio version):

Tonight’s Raw begins with Randy SnOrton in the ring talking about John Cena using his title shot at WrestleMania to face Orton at No Way Out instead. He then states that he wants Cena to sign a contract obligating him to face Orton at No Way Out. Cena, of course, comes out to sign the contract. Mark Henry, who Cena will face in an arm wrestling match later on, comes out and distracts Cena and Orton RKOs him. 5.5/10 (for a slightly more interesting opening segment, but just slightly)

Back from commercial, we see Orton and Henry being interviewed by Todd Grisham. Generic dialog is had by all. 3/10 (for some very generic dialog that, thankfully, was very short)

Then, Kelly Kelly and Mickie James go up against Victoria and Beth Pheonix. Here’s some interesting dialog that I’m pretty sure JR and King said:

JR – And Kelly Kelly going back to what brought her here in the first place…

King – Yeah a blowjob!

James got the win by Tornado DDTing Victoria. 6.5/10 (for a good, but too short, women’s tag match)

After the match, we see William Regal talking to Hornswoggle about joining the Kiss My Ass Club. It was cut off due to technical gerror. 8.5/10 (for a lulzy technical gerror)

Coming back from the break, Shawn Michaels comes out to vent his frustrations about not winning the Royal Rumble this year and last year as well as not beating John Cena at WrestleMania last year. Chris Jericho comes out, interrupting HBK, to say that he’s going to win the Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out. Then Jeff Hardy comes out to interrupt Y2J, with much applause. He congradulates HBK and Y2J for trying to headline WrestleMania again, but he says that he’ll do whatever it takes to make it. JBL then comes out to much booing. He then does a very Ted DiBiasie-esque promo about how he’s gonna win with Umaga’s help, which is quite interesting. Umaga comes out and then Snitsky comes out, to which the audience chants “Brush your teeth”. Snitsky talks about how he hasn’t had a chance at the title and HBK interrupts him saying that he deserves nothing but a good dental hygenist, which starts an all-out punch-out in the ring. Regal comes out to say that all 6 of them will face off in a tag match tonight. 7.5/10 (for a pretty darn cool promo)

After commercial, Mr. Kennedy goes up against Super Crazy. This match was pretty much Kennedy pwning Super Crazy. Mr. Kennedy wins with an inverted figure-four leglock. He gets on the mic to show MVP Vs Ric Flair, where MVP does some heavy-duty damage to Flair’s leg. Kennedy then gives Naitch the opportunity to come out on next week’s Raw to forfeit their match at No Way Out. 6/10 (for a lame squash match that was saved by a decent after-match promo)

After break, we see Mike Adamle going over the Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out followed by a video of its history. 5.5/10 (for a short but sweet video of the Elimination Chamber)

Then, Santino Marella and Carlito face Brian Kendrik and Paul London. Carlito Backstabbed Kendrik for the win. 4/10 (for a very short match)

After the match, we see Vince getting his ass buffed with a hand buffer (I’m not kidding). 5/10 (for a funny but overdone bit)

Back again from commercial, Vince comes out to have Hornswoggle kiss his ass, explaining that it’s out of tough love. He then says that the parents out there are terrible. He asks all the kids to stand up and says that there all spoiled brats. Hornswoggle comes out after Vince tells him to. Vince says some classic parentisms (“this is gonna hurt me more than it’s gonna hurt you”, “you brought this on yourself”, etc) and tells Hornswoggle to kiss his ass. Hornswoggle hesitates for a while and then Findley comes out to defend Hornswoggle, which greatly irritates Vince and says that he can kiss his ass too. After some more hesitation, Hornswoggle bites Vince’s ass. Findley and Hornswoggle do a funny little jig and leave. Vince then says that he’s going to face Hornswoggle in a No-DQ match next week and says that if Findley interferes, then he’s fired. 7.5/10 (for a very funny bit, especially Findley and Hornswoggle’s little jig)

After the break, Hardcore Holly and Cody Rhodes face off against Lance Cade and Trevor Murdock in a non-title tag match. I missed this match so I won’t give it a score. NA/10 (because I didn’t watch the match)

Back from the break, the main event starts off with Jeff Hardy, Shawn Michaels, and Chris Jericho squaring off against Snitsky, JBL, and Umaga. After a commercial break, the match begins. When Snitsky gets in the ring, the audience chants “Brush your teeth”, which is too-too funny. Jericho, Hardy, and Michaels did their over-the-top rope jump onto Snitsky, JBL, and Umaga at the same time. It was friggin’ rad!! The commercial breaks ends with Jericho falling down for no apparent reason, until the replay shows that JBL punching Jericho is what knocked him down. Hardy gets the win with a Swanton Bomb on Snitsky. This match was awesome!! 8.5/10 (for an excellent main-event match)

After the break, John Cena faces Mark Henry in an arm wrestling match. Henry wins by cheating and Orton tries to RKO Cena, but fails. Cena then FUs Henry. 5/10 (for a so-so match with an awesome FU on Henry)

Tonight’s Raw had some improvements, but they really need to stop doing these short-ass matches. Overall, I give this week’s Raw a 6/10.

In other news, my bro and I chilled with Shane at the music store and Travis at his house yesterday. It was fun. My bro finally got to meet Travis and was quite impressed by his gear (that didn’t sound gay at all lol). Apparently, Insult To Injury broke up after their bassist Chip (who’s an awesome bassist btw) came home uber-trashed on New Year’s and got grounded. I told Travis about the Java Jam at the coffee shop by the music store, but I dunno if he’ll show up.

This brings me to some very important news!! My bro and I are planning on performing at the Java Jam in a couple of weeks. We’re working on a small setlist with around 5-7 songs since we’re probably gonna open for someone. I’ll reveal the setlist once we’ve decided for certain on it.

Well, I’m gonna go back to sleep in a bit. Laterz!

Andy-San

P.S: It’s been 665 days and 256 posts since I joined Xanga.

A Raw Deal? I Think Not!

Sup everyone, it’s the Andy-San here, with pants!

Last week’s Raw Score chalked up an impressive amount of views on YouTube; at least, I think they’re impressive. 268 views thus far. I gotta say thanks to everyone who watches my videos because I couldn’t have done it without you. Now, I am concerned at the lack of comments. You’d think that with 268 views that there would be at least one comment. What I’m trying to say is don’t be shy and leave me a comment so I know if you guys like my videos or not. This also applies to my Xanga as well. It seems like ages since I got a comment here. Sometimes, I think I’m just talking to myself. But I digress…

Here’s this week’s Raw Score:

We begin tonight with a recap of last night’s Royal Rumble match where John Cena came out the winner. Then, Cena comes out to do a promo about his pectoral injury that should have sidelined him for a year. He said that he risked everything so he could go to WrestleMania. He then challanges Randy Orton, who’s still the WWE Champion, to a title match for tonight. After some back-and-forth verbage, Orton says that he’ll defend the title at No Way Out since Cena can’t wait until WrestleMania. Cena still isn’t satisfied and says that he’ll “get some” tonight. We then go to commercial. 4/10 (for a really predictable promo)

The first match of the night is a tag-team match with Ashley & Mickie James against Jillian & Beth Pheonix. This match was short but sweet. There was a good amount of very interesting moves in this match. The Glamazon picked up the win again with a Hanging Fisherman’s Suplex on James. Seriously, the men should really take notes on what these ladies are doing in the ring. 7/10 (for another good women’s match)

After that, we see Vince and William Regal talking about the upcoming matches for tonight (I think). 3/10 (because I couldn’t understand a word of what they were saying)

After commercial, Regal comes out to address the crowd and he makes a little flub lol (he’s so excited). Anyway, he says that there will be an Elimination Chamber match at No Way Out to decide who will go to WrestleMania to face the WWE Champion. Regal then announces that Umaga, Shawn Michaels, Chris Jericho, JBL, Jeff Hardy, and Triple H will be in the match. Then, commercial-time. 6/10 (for some really good booking)

Back from commercial, Carlito goes up against Cody Rhodes (who’s apparantly 1/2 of the Tag-Team Champions along with Hardcore Holly). I gotta say, I’m really diggin’ this Rhodes guy. He was really giving it to Carlito tonight. Unfortunatly, Carlito won with the Backstabber when Rhodes was distracted by Carlito’s manager. 6.5/10 (for an impressive match by Rhodes)

Then, HHH and HBK are shown discussing their match at No Way Out. Trips then says that he needs a tag partner for tonight and tells Shawn to suit up. 6/10 (for a quick and kinda funny promo)

Back again from commercial, we see DX come out to face Umaga and Snitsky. Right before HHH was gonna grapple Snitsky, Trips gets on the mic and asks if anyone has a Tic-Tac or a toothbrush for Snitsky, which promped the audience to chant “Brush Your Teeth.” That was hilarious!! The match itself was pretty cool. HBK took some choice bumps tonight. Trips picked up the win with a Pedigree to Snitsky with much applause. 7.5/10 (for an awesome match with DX)

After the match, we see Orton and JBL discussing their upcoming match. Not much else to say here really. 3/10 (for a bland promo)

Coming back from the break, we see Todd Grisham interviewing Jeff Hardy. Hardy says that he still wants to be the WWE Champion. Then, we cut to Vince talking to Hornswoggle about his loss at the Royal Rumble. He does some nice McMahon-isms and tells Hornswoggle to get out. 6/10 (for a great Mr. McMahon moment that saved us from reTodd)

After break, Mr. Kennedy faces Brian Kendrik. These guys put on a great match, but it was far too short. Mr. Kennedy won this match and then announced that he’s gonna end Ric Flair’s career. In response, Naitch comes out and said “Good-luck and Whooo!!!!” 6.5/10 (for a potentially awesome feud)

Back again from commercial, we have Melina versus Maria. This match wasn’t as good as the other women’s match, but it was still ok. Maria wins with an awesome rollup. Maria and that guy she’s with remind me of Sable and Mark Mero. Alot. 5.5/10 (for a so-so women’s match)

Afterwards, Jericho is interviewed by reTodd. I really don’t know what to make of the oddly serious Y2J. On one hand, I kinda like that he’s branching out as a character. On the other hand, I miss the wise-crackin’ Jericho. 5/10 (for a good promo and an on-the-fence character change)

After the break, the main event starts with Jeff Hardy & Jericho facing Orton & JBL. This match was pretty good. Hardy pulls out some neat offensive manuvers. Jericho also tore JBL up with some of his classic moves. SnOrton put a halt to the Walls of Jericho with an RKO that actually connected lol. JBL pinned Jericho to win the match. Cena came out and laid into Orton and finishing him with an FU. 7/10 (for a great match by Jericho and Hardy)

Tonight’s Raw wasn’t half-bad, but they really need to cut back on the commercials. I mean c’mon, 9 commercials in a 2-hour span? Overall, I give this week’s Raw a 5.6/10.

73/130=5.6/10

In other news, I’m really liking the new Deans that are coming out this year. Check ’em out at http://www.deanguitars.com/dean_winter_08 . Also, I can’t wait for Ben to come to town next weekend so we can kick out the jams. There’s also a good chance of us recording a video of us jamming that I’ll put up on YouTube and a karate vid that he wants up too.

Well, I’m gonna go. Love & Peace!

Andy-San

P.S: It’s been 658 days and 254 posts since I joined Xanga.