Saturday, 15 November 2014

100 Best Matches...???

So, not sure if you know, but I am a pretty big wrestling fan. Been for a long time, started watching it as a kid who thought Hulk Hogan was the man, but eventually grew into a man who thought Hulk Hogan was the worst thing to happen to wrestling. I can understand why someone wouldn't like wrestling, it can be pretty low brow and it seems really stupid at times, I get that. But you know what, it's entertainment and sometimes you get to see some pretty incredible things, moments like Undertaker vs Mankind inside the cell or even a match like Ric Flair vs Shawn Michaels. So I found it interesting that WWE just released a list of the top 100 matches to watch before you die...

Challenge, accepted.
  • #100 Chris Jericho vs. Triple H – Last Man Standing Match: Fully Loaded  2000
  • #99 Goldberg vs. Diamond Dallas Page – WCW Championship Match: Halloween Havoc 1998
  • #98 The Great Sasuke, Gran Hamada & Masato Yakushiji vs. bWo Japan (Taka Michinoku, Terry Boy & Dick Togo): ECW Barely Legal 1997
  • #97 Shawn Michaels vs. Marty Jannetty – Intercontinental Championship Match: Raw, May 17, 1993
  • #96 Natalya vs. Charlotte – NXT Women’s Championship Match: NXT Takeover, May 29, 2014
  • #95 Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant – WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania III
  • #94 Cactus Jack vs. Triple H – Falls Count Anywhere Street Fight: Raw, Sept. 22, 1997
  • #93 Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: WrestleWar 1990
  • #92 Team Hell No & Randy Orton vs. The Shield: SmackDown, June 14, 2013
  • #91 Dean Malenko vs. Scotty 2 Hotty – Light Heavyweight Championship Match: Backlash 2000
  • #90 Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich – NWA World Heavyweight Championship No Disqualification Steel Cage Match: WCCW Christmas Star Wars 1982 (aired on WCCW, December 28, 1982)
  • #89 Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze – NXT Championship Fatal 4-Way Match: NXT Takeover: Fatal 4-Way, Sept. 11, 2014
  • #88 The Nasty Boys vs. Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne – WCW Tag Team Championship Falls Count Anywhere Chicago Street Fight: Spring Stampede 1994
  • #87 Kidman vs. Rey Mysterio vs. Juventud Guerrera – Cruiserweight Championship Triangle Match: Starrcade 1998
  • #86 Christian vs. Randy Orton – World Heavyweight Championship No Holds Barred Match: SummerSlam 2011
  • #85 Ricky Steamboat vs. Rick Rude – 30-Minute Iron Man Challenge: Beach Blast 1992
  • #84 Yoshihiro Tajiri vs. Super Crazy: ECW Guilty as Charged 1999
  • #83 Sting, Brian Pillman & The Steiner Brothers vs. The Four Horsemen (Ric Flair, Barry Windham & Sid Vicious) & Larry Zbyszko – WarGames: WrestleWar 1991
  • #82 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. Dude Love – WWE Championship No Disqualification Falls Count Anywhere Match: Over the Edge 1998
  • #81 Dean Malenko vs. Ultimo Dragon – Cruiserweight Championship and J-Crown Unification Match: Starrcade 1996
  • #80 The Midnight Express vs. The Fantastics – NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match: Clash of the Champions I, March 27, 1988
  • #79 Sheamus vs. Daniel Bryan – World Heavyweight Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: Extreme Rules 2012
  • #78 Harley Race vs. Ric Flair – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Steel Cage Match: Starrcade 1983
  • #77 Diamond Dallas Page vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage – No Disqualification Match: Spring Stampede 1997
  • #76 Shawn Michaels vs. Chris Jericho: WrestleMania XIX
  • #75 Money in the Bank Ladder Match: WrestleMania 21
  • #74 Steve Austin vs. Ricky Steamboat – United States Championship Match: Bash at the Beach 1994
  • #73 The Undertaker vs. The Rock vs. Kurt Angle – WWE Championship Triple Threat Match: Vengeance 2002
  • #72 The Midnight Express vs. The Southern Boys – NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match: Great American Bash 1990
  • #71 Bret Hart vs. The 1-2-3 Kid – WWE Championship Match: Raw, July 11, 1994
  • #70 Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Starrcade 1985
  • #69 Ultimo Dragon vs. Rey Mysterio – J-Crown Match: World War 3 1996
  • #68 Roddy Piper vs. Greg Valentine – Dog Collar Match: Starrcade 1983
  • #67 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. Triple H – Three Stages of Hell Match: No Way Out 2001
  • #66 The Undertaker vs. CM Punk: WrestleMania XXIX
  • #65 The Hart Foundation vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Ken Shamrock, Goldust and The Legion of Doom: In Your House: Canadian Stampede
  • #64 Daniel Bryan vs. Dolph Ziggler: Bragging Rights 2010
  • #63 Sting vs. Cactus Jack – Falls Count Anywhere Match: Beach Blast 1992
  • #62 John Cena vs. CM Punk – No. 1 Contender Match: Raw, Feb. 25, 2013
  • #61 Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro – 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: NXT, Aug. 21, 2013 (aired on This is NXT, Feb. 24, 2013)
  • #60 Tazz vs. Bam Bam Bigelow – ECW Television Championship Match: Living Dangerously 1998
  • #59 Team WWE vs. Team Alliance – Winner-Take-All Elimination Match: Survivor Series 2001
  • #58 Dean Malenko vs. Rey Mysterio – Cruiserweight Championship Match: Great American Bash 1996
  • #57 The Steiner Brothers vs. Sting & Lex Luger – WCW Tag Team Championship Match: SuperBrawl I
  • #56 The Undertaker vs. Triple H – Hell in a Cell Match: WrestleMania XXVIII
  • #55 Sting vs. Big Van Vader – King of Cable Tournament Finals: Starrcade 1992
  • #54 John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan – WWE Championship Match: SummerSlam 2013
  • #53 Mick Foley vs. Edge – Hardcore Match: WrestleMania 22
  • #52 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar – WWE Championship 60-Minute WWE Iron Man Match: SmackDown, Sept. 18, 2003
  • #51 Vader vs. Ric Flair – WCW Championship Match: Starrcade 1993
  • #50 The Undertaker vs. Mankind – Hell in a Cell Match: King of the Ring 1998
  • #49 "Stone Cold" Steve Austin vs. The Rock: WrestleMania XIX
  • #48 Hulk Hogan vs. The Ultimate Warrior – WWE Championship and Intercontinental Championship Match: WrestleMania VI
  • #47 Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H – Unsanctioned Street Fight: SummerSlam 2002
  • #46 Team Hell No & Ryback vs. The Shield – TLC Match: WWE TLC 2012
  • 45 Chris Jericho vs. Rey Mysterio – Intercontinental Championship Mask vs. Title Match: The Bash 2009
  • #44 Shawn Michaels vs. Mankind – WWE Championship Match: In Your House: Mind Games
  • #43 World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match: Survivor Series 2002
  • #42 Kurt Angle vs. Brock Lesnar – WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania XIX
  • #41 Masato Tanaka vs. Mike Awesome: Heat Wave 1998
  • #40 The Rock vs. Hollywood Hogan: WrestleMania X8
  • #39 Eddie Guerrero vs. Dean Malenko – ECW Television Championship Match: Hostile City Showdown 1995 (aired on Hardcore TV, May 2, 1995)
  • #38 The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family: Elimination Chamber 2014
  • #37 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels – No. 1 Contender Hell in a Cell Match: Badd Blood: In Your House
  • #36 Mr. Perfect vs. Ric Flair – Loser Leaves Town Match: Raw, Jan. 25, 1993
  • #35 Cactus Jack vs. Big Van Vader – Texas Death Match: Halloween Havoc 1993
  • #34 Jushin Thunder Liger vs. Brian Pillman – WCW Light Heavyweight Championship Match: SuperBrawl II
  • #33 Edge vs. John Cena – WWE Championship TLC Match: Unforgiven 2006
  • #32 Sting’s Squadron vs. The Dangerous Alliance – WarGames: WrestleWar 1992
  • #31 Rob Van Dam vs. Jerry Lynn – ECW Television Championship Match: Hardcore Heaven 1999
  • #30 Tully Blanchard vs. Magnum T.A. – United States Championship "I Quit" Steel Cage Match: Starrcade 1985
  • #29 Edge & Christian vs. The New Brood (The Hardy Boyz) – Ladder Match: No Mercy 1999
  • #28 CM Punk vs. Brock Lesnar – No Disqualification Match: SummerSlam 2013
  • #27 Ric Flair vs. Sting – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Clash of the Champions I, March 27, 1988
  • #26 Triple H vs. Cactus Jack – WWE Championship Street Fight: Royal Rumble 2000
  • #25 Chris Jericho vs. Shawn Michaels – World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match: No Mercy 2008
  • #24 Ric Flair vs. "Macho Man" Randy Savage – WWE Championship Match: WrestleMania VIII
  • #23 The Undertaker vs. Triple H – No Holds Barred Match: WrestleMania XXVII
  • #22 Royal Rumble Match: Royal Rumble 1992
  • #21 Randy Orton vs. Mick Foley – Intercontinental Championship Hardcore Match: Backlash 2004
  • #20 Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk – "I Quit" Match: Clash of the Champions IX: New York Knockout, Nov. 15, 1989
  • #19 Razor Ramon vs. Shawn Michaels – Intercontinental Championship Ladder Match: WrestleMania X
  • #18 Mr. Perfect vs. Bret Hart – Intercontinental Championship Match: SummerSlam 1991
  • #17 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: WrestleWar 1989: Music City Showdown
  • #16 Bret Hart vs. Owen Hart: WrestleMania X
  • #15 John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar – Extreme Rules Match: Extreme Rules 2012
  • #14 Shawn Michaels vs. Kurt Angle: WrestleMania 21
  • #13 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels – No Disqualification Streak vs. Career Match: WrestleMania XXVI
  • #12 The Rock vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin – WWE Championship No Disqualification Match: WrestleMania X-Seven
  • #11 Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat – NWA World Heavyweight Championship Match: Chi-Town Rumble
  • #10 Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels – WWE Championship 60-Minute WWE Iron Man Match: WrestleMania XII
  • #9 John Cena vs. CM Punk – WWE Championship Match: Money in the Bank 2011
  • #8 The Dudley Boyz vs. The Hardy Boyz vs. Edge & Christian – World Tag Team Championship TLC Match: WrestleMania X-Seven
  • #7 Bret Hart vs. The British Bulldog – Intercontinental Championship Match: SummerSlam 1992
  • #6 The Ultimate Warrior vs. Randy Savage – Retirement Match: WrestleMania VII
  • #5 Eddie Guerrero vs. Rey Mysterio – Cruiserweight Championship Mask vs. Title Match: Halloween Havoc 1997
  • #4 Ricky Steamboat vs. Ric Flair – NWA World Heavyweight Championship 2-out-of-3 Falls Match: Clash of the Champions VI: Ragin’ Cajun, April 2, 1989
  • #3 Ricky Steamboat vs. Randy Savage – Intercontinental Championship Match: WrestleMania III
  • #2 Bret Hart vs. "Stone Cold" Steve Austin – Submission Match: WrestleMania 13
  • #1 The Undertaker vs. Shawn Michaels: The 25th Anniversary of WrestleMania
Damn. That is one epic list!

Okay, so I guess the biggest question is what do you think about the list? I am still trying to figure out my thoughts on this list. Because I know there's a match that they left out that I felt it was one of the best out there, but also trying to remember this only for WWE related matches, because the classic TNA 3-way match with Samoa Joe, Christopher Daniels and AJ Styles is absolutely legendary and practically any ROH match with CM Punk and Samoa Joe. Man a lot to take in and think about here. But let me know what you think about the list, what matches do and don't belong here. 

Until then, back into the ring that is life, keep chasing the storm! 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Diary of Glass: Entry 4

If I ever leave one piece of me on this planet, one nugget of wisdom, it is this...

"I am not crazy, I am just lonely."

Something I found out this week, officially. Been feeling out of my skin for a few months, like what I am doing and where am I going and who is going with me. A lot of questions, basically going out of my mind for the most part, which sucks, not a good place to be in. If you've follow me on Twitter, you may have seen some late night rants, tweets about my own fears and insecurities, which are there and trust me they are real. There's so much that just doesn't make sense to me, and I need some answers, I need something or someone to make it all make sense. I think we all do. This project, this blog as well, it has helped me in trying to make sense of all this insanity within my head. But according to my doctor, this happens to artist, this is a challenge. I mean this is the thing that will make me or well it will break me. 

The Glass Prison while being a very personal project, it is also the only thing I ever wanted to do. Tell stories and create worlds and characters, bring them all to life and share it with millions and millions of different people across the globe. I want to create for a living, I want to make comics, I want to bring them to life on movie theatres or video games. I want to be an empire, I want to make money, I want to be known. There are no other options for me, this is all I know how to do and it's what I love. And sure, you can look at this and call me out for being too ambitious, head in the clouds, aiming high or just not realistic, but why settle for less? Why tell yourself that it's not possible? I want this and I am going to get it, come hell or high water. 

That being said, all of this process, the creating and the hours of work, it gets lonely here. 

And that's just the way it is, atleast for me and a lot of other creators, except those lucky ones who have found a partner, hold on to them tight. Anyone who is willing to put up with a creator or an artist is an absolute gem of a person and should be praised. I look at myself and I see a guy who is impossible. I am a 27 year old, Pansexual, male who is out of shape and looks like he hasn't slept in days, spends most of his free time in art, creating worlds of demons and stories of mental disorder, a super geek who loves to collect comic books and video games but is also a big fan of hockey and wrestling, a passionate fan of music in general and has an appreciation for fashion. On paper, I don't make any sense, by all laws I shouldn't even exist. So how the hell can I expect anyone to understand that? Maybe I can't, maybe I am not meant to. For everything that I want to be, maybe being a father or a husband or even a boyfriend, just isn't in the stars for me. But one thing I have been many a times is wrong.

Tomorrow, this could all change. I don't know what tomorrow brings, tomorrow could be the start of a new story, of a new adventure and of a new meeting. For all I know, tomorrow could be the day I find Mrs or Mr Right. And you know what, maybe they're just a strange as me on paper or even stranger. Anything is possible, and that is the most exciting thing about tomorrow, that anything is possible. 

So while this will be the hardest, most difficult month of my life, I am ready for it. I know I can do this, I know I am not alone, because I feel the love, friendship and guidance from all my friends and family. This book would be impossible without all of you, and I love you all for it. 

So do the impossible as well and I will see you at the top, keep chasing the storm. 

Monday, 3 November 2014

AXIS: Red Hot Onslaught...

Here we go again, the Marvel crossover event.

And it's strange because I didn't feel there was enough time from Original Sins to where we are now with AXIS, the massive Avengers & X-Men crossover that has been built up since the new Marvel Now series started with Uncanny Avengers. For those who don't know, a quick little synopsis here; with the power of Charles Xavier in his brain, the Red Skull has launched and attack on mutants throughout the globe, even opening re-education camps for mutants to be experimented, exploited and killed. After superhero mutants, Havok, Scarlet Witch and Rouge are captured they run into Magneto, who as well was captured. In a battle against the Red Skull, Magneto does the unthinkable and kills him, and in act of pure hatred a new being is born, the Red Onslaught. Like Onslaught...but red, mainly. Regardless it's bad news for the world and a challenge that only together can the Avengers and X-Men conquer. 

It is at this point where I need to layout a spoiler warning, this is more of a my thoughts on AXIS so far and not so much a review, because if you have been following the Uncanny Avengers story so far, it's a no brainier that you will be reading this. Hell every single Avengers, X-Men and Marvel fan in general should be reading this! So if you don't want any spoils, turn away now, you have been warned. 

So this is kind of a big deal and everything and it's really cool, but I just have one really big complaint about all this...

Okay, so Cyclops get possessed by the Phoenix Force and kills Professor X. Tragic. Sad. That I get. He gets taken down, they destroy the Phoenix and label Cyclops and his team criminals. Okay, that is debatable especially considering that practically every hero has dropped the ball once or twice, and everyone knows the Phoenix was involved, can you really blame the guy for wanting to save his race. But that's not my issue here. So here's the deal, in issue 1 of Uncanny Avengers we see Wolverine giving a big speech at Professor X funeral (...seriously though, how many funerals does this guy need?) and it's all fine and dandy, he gets a beautiful memorial and is buried. Then, at the end of this same issue, we see Red Skull with Xavier's dead body and holding his brain. What the hell? How does this even happen?! We know these kind of things can happen, we have seen clones and power stealing being done on plenty of dead comic book characters before, this isn't new. So cremation, why didn't it happen? Burn up his body, brain included and problem solved. If his ashes are in the ocean, then no one is going to desecrate his memory. Simple as that. If they did this, there would be no Red Onslaught to deal with in the first place. Maybe I am nit picking here or whatever, but Xavier has died so many times already, you think they would have learned. Or even having his body protected in the lower levels of the school or I don't know in highly guarded hero graveyard. Maybe it's because I saw this happen in Blackest Night with the dead body of Bruce Wayne, and even then I wondered how that was even possible? Why would you bury one the most paranoid people on the planet out in the open? Comics, am I right?

So regardless we got ourselves a massive and powerful psychic being in Red Onslaught which has sent the world in a frenzy of chaos and hate. The book starts off with the Avengers fighting each other during a mission to stop Plant Man, and quickly we get an update on Magneto and the other Uncanny Avengers fighting one and other. We see as well that somehow, Cyclops has been captured, which I don't think happened yet in Uncanny X-Men, but I could be wrong. As well as Quentin Quire and Genesis, which is basically Kid Apocalypse. But after a Summers brother fight, we see what we've been waiting for, the X-Men reunited. And not only that, we get a massive Marvel team up with every hero available taking it to the Red Onslaught, thanks to Iron Man creating a psychic disruptive device. Unfortunately for everyone, Iron Man also had thought of a contingency plan, a just in case any hero gets out of line, and Onslaught stole those thoughts and created some deadly hero eliminating Sentinels. Damn it Stark. 

So while not the best action yet, there is a lot of promise here. Will see what they do with all these characters though, how will the heroes defeat these Sentinels and the Red Onslaught? But I think the bigger questions are what's going to happen with the X-Men? What about Magneto? And what about Tony Stark, whose fear and paranoia may have gotten everyone killed. What kind of world is on the horizon? Luckily, we won't have to wait too long to find, we already got the next two issues out already. A change is coming, good times true believers! 

So yeah, stay tuned for part 2 and part 3 thoughts and comments coming up soon! If you are a reading AXIS as well, let me know what you think about all this? Do you agree or disagree? What are your thoughts on the current big crossover event from Marvel? Leave comments below and be sure to tell your friends about this page and all that other good stuff. Until then, keep chasing the storm.