You want to feel old? Go chaperone a high school prom.
That was me last night and man did I feel like the cranky old guy just complaining about what a prom in 2017 looks like. Party buses, loud music, weird dancing....just felt more like a high school club scene than a prom event.
Maybe it's just the hopeless romantic in me but I always saw prom as a high schooler's one night a year to have a nice big formal date with their boyfriend/girlfriend. Now it seems like it's a high schooler's one night a year to have a nice big group party with a group of people like you're chilling in the club.
Party buses to and from the event. Music so loud the entire night that you can't hear the people next to you or have a conversation. And no slow songs or slow dancing. Actually I take that back. There was ONE slow song last night. The rest of the night was loud club music being played so students could just get in a big clump of a circle together and jump around. Not dance but jump around and shake. Literally over 100 people just in a big blob. Really weird. It was as if Kiss 107.5 FM and Elvis Duran opened up a teenage club for a night.
Just another indication of me getting older.
After we were done chaperoning prom last night, the wife and I went out of a quick night cap with a small group that was also chaperoning to shut the night down. One of the rare nights that the Bollmeyer's stayed out past midnight. But in doing so, we kicked off our 6-year anniversary date. Married on April 30, 2011.
Six years and still going strong. Takes a lot I'm sure for Angela put up with a lot of the dumb stuff I do and make her put up with. So I do appreciate it. Love you Angela!
Since it's our anniversary tonight there's a good chance I'm not going to be able to talk the wife into us watching WWE Payback to celebrate. Nonetheless, here are my predictions for tonight's card.
Roman Reigns vs. Braun Strowman
Can't see there being a decisive winner here either way. I'm still in "Always pick Roman Reigns" mode though so he'd be my pick.
Randy Orton vs. Bray Wyatt (House of Horrors match)
Really interested to see what this match looks like. I think it could be lots of fun in a "Broken Matt Hardy" type of way. Since it's a RAW PPV, I'll take the RAW guy to win somehow.
Winner: Bray Wyatt
Kevin Owens vs. Chris Jericho (United States Championship)
Gotta keep Owens strong.
Winner: Kevin Owens.
Seth Rollins vs. Samoa Joe
I honestly have no idea where this one goes. I'll pick Samoa Joe though. Maybe some chicanery or shenanigans at the end that costs Rollins.
WInner: Samoa Joe
Bayley vs. Alexa Bliss (RAW Women's Championship)
Seems like a great opportunity here to make a title switch. It would really strengthen Alexa Bliss' position in the company and freshen up the RAW Women's division. Opens up some new feuds and possibilities.
Winner: Alexa Bliss
Neville vs. Austin Aries (WWE Cruiserweight Championship)
Not sure how you give Aries another loss but seems like Neville is the guy to anchor that Cruiserweight Division. I say keep the strap on Neville and find a way to elevate A Double out of the division and into the main roster.
The Hardy Boyz vs. Sheamus and Cesaro (RAW Tag Championship)
Too early to have the Hardys lose. Too much momentum behind them right now to have them drop the championships.
Winner: The Hardy Boyz
Enzo and Big Cass vs. Gallows and Anderson (Kickoff Show)
Said it before and I'll say it again, the WWE stretching New Day's run as champs 3-4 months too long really just get the "longest champs" record really hurt both of these teams. Damaged goods that should be worth more than they are right now.
Winners: Enzo and Big Cass