I always hate it people try to make a problem that other people would love to have into some catastrophic event. Like when someone complains about having to drive the Cadillac into work today because the Jaguar is in the shop with a dented fender. Or someone complaining that they had to settle for 3rd row seats at a concert because the first row sold out too quickly. Or that they were out of complimentary desserts during their 1st class flight. Maybe not the best examples but you get my point.
With that being said, terrible news on my end. My 80 day vacation is now officially over and I had to go back to work today. It was real tough getting out of bed knowing that I had an actual schedule and tasks ahead of me that I'd be responsible for. Today and tomorrow were just professional development days so it's a lot of meetings and gathering information. But students come in on Wednesday and everything officially gets rolling. #FeenyMode is now activated.
Quick hitters about SummerSlam last night:
- Overall I thought it was a great PPV. 2nd best of the year behind WrestleMania. 8 out of 10.
- Match of the Night: AJ Styles and John Cena. I thought those two guys knocked it out of the park. And on top of that I was pleasantly surprised that they had Styles win clean. I thought since this was the 2nd singles match in the feud that Cena would get the win to make it 1-1 overall and have the rubber match at the September SmackDown only PPV.
- A lot of surprising outcomes I did not see coming. Think I was 2-7 on my predictions for the main card. That probably says more about my poor prediction skills than anything else but that element of surprise really added to the night for me. I did go 3-0 on the preshow though. Nailed those matches.
- Hated the way Ziggler lost. I'm a Ziggler guy so it probably hurts me more than it should but I thought the whole storyline going into the match was how Dolph was an underachiever who couldn't win the big one. Ambrose basically talked down to him for a month leading into the match and mocked him during the match. Then it ends with Ambrose kicking out of Dolph's finisher and Ziggler getting pinned after taking one of Dean's finishers. And then that was it, Dolph just lost again. Maybe it leads to something on Tuesday so I'll hold my final thoughts until then. But if Dolph just transitions into something else and no mention is made of this, I'm going to be upset. Which could be the way WWE wants me to feel right now.
- Also hated the ending to the last two "matches". No contest to Reigns/Rusev then a stoppage to Lesnar/Orton. Ending the 2nd biggest PPV of the year, after 6-hours of matches, to those endings is tough in my opinion. I don't see why you couldn't put the Reigns/Rusev match earlier and put a different match in the semi-main slot. That might not have been a bad spot for Charlotte/Sasha. Anyone really just to avoid the last two matches both not having a clean finish.
- Maryse. Great effort out of you.
- They pulled the trigger on Finn. I'm impressed. Let's see where it goes.
- No Bray Wyatt at all was a surprise. I like it, but it was surprising.
I talked a lot about the 48-Hour Film Project the past couple weeks and my guys from One Genome Short. The Best of City show was last week so they were finally able to make their film public after that. I have the video posted below but probably the biggest news to come out of Best of City was that their film was announced as the winner of the entire contest!
This is their first 48-Hour Film Project victory and a heck of an accomplishment. They will now move on to the National competition later in the year where there film will be shown with around 90 other films from states all over the US as well as international films. Date and location is To Be Announced, I'm told. Congrats guys!