From the NAI Archive – March 24, 2015 – DC’s Wrestlemania Prediction Column.

From the NAI Archive – March 24, 2015 – DC’s Wrestlemania Prediction Column.

Wrestlemania is but a few short days away, which means I can postpone my predictions no longer. NAIpod this week will be a quick-fire predictions show, so rather than take up valuable airtime that could go to YOU, I’ll stick with the written word to get my guesses for Mania down.

Just to make things interesting, I’ll be selecting who I wish would win and who I predict will win, which are often two separate things.

From the NAI Archive – March 18, 2015 – What If Wednesday – What if fans stopped complaining and appreciated this Wrestlemania card?

From the NAI Archive – March 18, 2015 – What If Wednesday – What if fans stopped complaining and appreciated this Wrestlemania card?

As has been the case for the last few “What If Wednesdays”, today’s exploration into the ‘what-if world’ is taking an unusual bent. Rather than focus on something that a promotion could have done, or a wrestler, this week I’d like to focus on the fans at large, and something they could do in the days leading up to Wrestlemania.

What If the fans stopped complaining and just enjoyed the ride?

From the NAI Archive – March 17, 2015 – DC Network Diaries – Wrestlemania VII

From the NAI Archive – March 17, 2015 – DC Network Diaries – Wrestlemania VII

The year was 1991. America was in the midst of a war in the Persian Gulf. One of our greatest military heroes (WWF’s, at least) had just turned his back on his country and allied with the Iraqi regime. Only a Real American could stand in his way, as DC’s Network Diaries brings you Wrestlemania VII.

Authors Note: I watched this PPV close to 2 weeks ago and in the efforts of full disclosure, I wasn’t paying intense attention. Thus, my column will be more #NAIstalgia than anything else. Apologies to those who were hoping for a real in-depth analysis.

Willie Nelson sang a song of patriotism. Pretty sure that’s the only time I’ve ever seen him not under the influence of cannabis.

From the NAI Archive – March 7, 2015 – DC’s Network Diaries: Wrestlemania 13

From the NAI Archive – March 7, 2015 – DC’s Network Diaries: Wrestlemania 13

As much as I love the WWE Network (and if you follow me on Twitter, you know I obviously do), I miss the days of my youth watching WWF PPV’s. Inviting a group of friends over, my parents snacking us up, dragging a mattress down the stairs to have our own wrestling matches on the living room floor.

The reason I miss that so much is because with all that fun and frivolity, it didn’t matter if the wrestling wasn’t up to par. In the case of Wrestlemania 13, this was more of a double or triple bogey. Despite the incredible array of talent, this card was lacking.

Still, it is Wrestlemania season, and to be honest, this probably isn’t the worst card in the world. Onward!

From the NAI Archive – March 5, 2015 – Andre’s Eleven – 11 potential winner’s of Wrestlemania’s Battle Royal

From the NAI Archive – March 5, 2015 – Andre’s Eleven – 11 potential winner’s of Wrestlemania’s Battle Royal

As many of you heard on NAIpod this week (and if you didn’t, what’s the matter with you? Go listen!), one of the topics of discussion was the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Specifically, the talk revolved around who was going to be in it, since so many of the obvious choices for winners are otherwise booked at Wrestlemania this year.

Well, as Chief of Staff of the New Age Insiders, amateur and unofficial Statistician of the same organization, and just basically a guy who enjoys making lists, I decided to do some quick figuring, and I have some startling results.

I can easily see 30 superstars in this years Battle Royal. Yes, that’s right. Thirty.

From the N2C Archives – July 15, 2014 – RAW Response

From the N2C Archives – July 15, 2014 – RAW Response

Fresh off our first ever post, Doc Manson and I break down the first RAW of the Number 2 Contenders era.

The Teacher: Monday Night Raw is in the books for July 14th, and the battleground for Battleground is set. The biggest question is, Doc. . . Did you sign up for your free preview of WWE Network?

Doc Manson: Sadly, no. I’m already a subscriber. They sure don’t want anyone to forget that the WWE Network is a thing that you can pay money for down the road though.

T: The way they were going, I’m surprised Vince McMahon didn’t come to the ring, get down on his hands and knees and beg everyone to sign up.