Hidden Treasures 3: Allegiant!

Hiya Gamers, Geeks & Friends! Welcome to week 3 of the Hidden Treasures weekly post (click here to view Hidden Treasure 1: iZombie or here for Hidden Treasures 2: Nerve ). To familiarize you with the post, each Monday I will talk about an item that I believe is “Overlooked” and should have the attention of more people. This section can range from Video Games to Movies or Series. There overview done, now let’s get to this week’s topic the “Allegiant” movie. Before you decide to stop reading, hear me out on this movie and why I think that more people should give it a chance. I have read the Divergent, Insurgent and Allegiant books by Veronica Roth. I was very excited when the films were being released and Divergent was one of my first film reviews (maybe I’ll post that review one day). This was the first time that I had read the book first and then watched the movie.

Allegiant is the 3rd movie in the Divergent Series (both the film and books). Divergent is the story of Tris and others who are raised in the post dystopian city of Chicago. The world as we know it is in ruin and the city of Chicago built up walls and a fence to guard against anything negative beyond the wall (sounds like Game of Thrones doesn’t it :-p). To keep the city and people under control they are divided into 5 factions in which the personalities of each individual will be utilized to further the succession of the city. divergent These factions are Candor ( The Honest), Abnegation (The Selfless), Erudite (The Intelligent), Dauntless (The Brave) and Amity (The Peaceful). Each one of these factions controlled an essential part of Chicago and allowed for the city to grow and prosper. The Candor controlled the courts, Abnegation ruled the government, Erudite were the Doctors and Scientists, Dauntless were the protectors and Amity were the farmers. Everyone co existed together harmoniously. So how were people placed in the factions you may ask? Well the teens had to take an aptitude test. The aptitude test that each citizen took as a teenager placed them in their correct faction in which they would live out their lives. This meant that some families would be broken up and the teens would go to live with their new “families.”

There were citizens who received test results placing them in more than 1 faction. This was considered being a Divergent as you did not fit into 1 category. Divergents are considered abominations and are sought out and disposed of. That’s the premise of the series. Now lets fast forward to the 3rd film Allegiant. Allegiant is the story of Tris and friends leaving their long time home in Chicago and heading out to see if there’s life beyond the wall. For 200 years they thought Chicago was the last surviving city and now they’re going to find a world beyond their comprehension. the_divergent_series_allegiant_hd_screencaps-21 The journey will even finally reveal what being “Divergent” really means. How would you feel if everything you have ever known and believed was turned upside down? What would you do?

Allegiant is the 3rd film and did not get as many ratings as the 1st and 2nd films. I believe that the decline in attendance was caused by the 2nd film Insurgent. Insurgent had a pretty good turn out in theaters, however the movie didn’t follow the books as much as Divergent did. A few of the concepts were a little weird and they made the movie in 3D which didn’t help out with the story line. Allegiant actually stayed pretty true to the book. In my opinion it was very well portrayed, the action aligned well throughout the story and you are able to see the connections within each individual character (I’m being pretty vague here as I don’t want to spoil anything in case you decide to watch 🙂 ). The movie has action, mystery and a bit of romance.

All in all, watch the trailer and think about watching Allegiant! Do you really need to watch Insurgent and Divergent first? I would recommend watching Divergent for sure. Insurgent, even though it wasn’t as good you can still watch for more back story, however, as I have stated it veered away from the book so I don’t really think it is needed to be able to enjoy Allegiant. Take a look at the trailer below and then make your choice.

Allegiant Trailer

Thank you for tuning in to this week’s Hidden Treasures! What movies do you really enjoy but many people have not seen? Have you seen Allegiant? If so, what did you think about it compared to Divergent and Insurgent? Let’s talk Movies!

“I don’t want to be just one thing. I can’t be. I want to be brave, and I want to be selfless, intelligent, and honest and kind. Well, I’m still working on kind.” -Four. This quote is from Divergent I know, but it still relates to Allegiant.

-Luna 🙂

 

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Showcase Sunday! Top 5 Current Video Games!

Good morning and Happy Superbowl Sunday all! I do not have any posts scheduled for Sundays, so I will be starting a new weekly series called Showcase Sunday! Basically I will showcase my top 5’s of a different subject that I would like to showcase and share with you all. This week we will start with my passion for video games. Below will be a list of my top 5 current video games to play. The list will be in descending order starting with number 5 on the list and culminating with #1 on my list. Then I will open up the comment section for discussion where the readers can place their own lists of top 5’s for the week. Perfect let’s get started with number 5 on the list of my top 5 favorite video games that I am currently playing!

#5 Smite- This maxresdefault shouldn’t be too much of a shocker if you have read the 1st two installments of my 1’Ultimate TKO Thursday” posts. I currently feature characters from Smite and League of Legends and propose a fan fiction battle to determine the winner (check them out here if you would like!). Smite is an Moba (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game that allows you to select a different god to play with and battle another team in a variety of game modes. Level up your abilities and kill your enemies. Plain and simple :).

#4 Tumblestones- Tumblestones is an action puzzle game on Xbox One where you must clear a game board by matching 3 of the same color blocks. tumblestone-screenshot-02-psvita-ps3-ps4-us-6nov15 I know it sounds easy but as the levels progress you receive different colored blocks or blocks that impede your progress at certain clicks on the board. As you can see from the picture above, some colors on the board will be blocked by others. You can only remove 1 color at a time so you must figure out the best pattern in which to clear the board.I love a great puzzle/strategy game that challenges you to think a figure out a way to advance!

#3 Tropico 5- trop Tropico 5 is an economy building strategy game where you are able to build a civilization. The game has different modes where you can win by completing a  challenges or satisfying the win condition of the game. Win conditions can range from having 3 dolphinariums, making it to Space, etc. You start off with a small city where you have 1 dock, a few houses and a capitol building along with 2 plantations.You must develop your city by providing food to your people and delegating workers to obtain resources or products for trade. As your population grows, you are able to unlock different technologies and buildings. You can make money by shipping off resources and setting up trade contracts with other civilizations. I love this game because you have to budget, make money, keep your citizens happy and build a society based on how you feel it should be ran. Any law enacted or decision made will have positive and negative effects on your city.  It’s a great way to test your skills as a ruler, just don’t make your military mad and start a coup!

#2 Sims 4- I play the-sims-4-backyard-stuff-official-trailer-0793 the Sims 4 on my laptop and it has taken sooo many hours of my life away. The Sims 4 is a game where you basically can create a life with 1 or more sims. You must simulate real actions such as making sure your sim eats, helping them reach promotions and work to starting a family. You can customize each sims personality traits, looks and house. Pretty much you live the life you’d like to have lol. It’s great because you can be anything from a criminal to a doctor to a person who moves in and lives off of another.

#1 Gears of War 4- My top game 3138903-gears4_screenshot_squad_combat that I am currently playing will have to be Gears of War 4 hands down. Gears of War was the first game that I have played on the Xbox console so it holds a special place in my heart. In this 3rd person shooter classic you pretty much use different weapons to eliminate enemies. I have yet to play the story mode as I am more of an online player. There are a variety of game modes from King of the Hill to Team Deathmatch. My favorite mode is called “Dodgeball” where each team has 5 players. You will need to eliminate all players on the other team. Simple right? Well with dodgeball rules, anytime you get a kill, you can revive a teammate after a few seconds. So basically you need to kill of the other team before they can revive anyone, it’s fantastic!  Gears of War 4 is my favorite way to relieve stress, shooting the swarm and other characters and watching their bodies explode is very therapeutic lol.

Well these are my top 5 current video games that I am playing. What games would you add to the list? What are your top 5 games that you are currently playing? Let’s talk video games!

Video games are love, Video games are life!

-Luna

 

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Funko Pop Friday: Movies

Good afternoon Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I know that I am a day late but here are the pops that I have promised for yesterday’s post! This week I have selected 2 pops from my “Movies” collection, Katniss Everdeen (Girl on Fire) xs3npye6 version from the Hunger Games and The Hogwarts Express Train (With Harry) from Harry Potter.

The Girl on Fire Pop is pretty awesome as it details the fire around Katniss feet and the beautiful red scorching dress that she wore when being presented to the Capitol. I really love this pop and the Hunger Games!

Next is the Hogwarts Express Train pop ride with Harry on top. This is a sheer beauty as it details the a2bsqqgk Hogwarts Express Train engine with Harry as the conductor. My favorite Harry Potter book and movie is the Chamber of Secrets so I always visualize Harry taking the train for his 2nd year at Hogwarts!

That’s all for my pops today. Next week I will feature 2 Video Game pops! What type of pops or collectibles do you have? Leave a comment below and let’s talk pops and collectibles!

Thanks for tuning in!

-Luna 🙂

A Thank you and update!

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends! Today’s post will pretty much be  a recap of 3 weeks in blogging and a thank you message to everyone who has taken the time to read my posts. Starting with the Thank You’s! thankful-emoticon-283

I have appreciated each and every comment or like my posts have received. Knowing that someone else has enjoyed reading my work and opinions has been one of the best experiences (among having an outlet to just ramble about my interests 🙂 ). It’s hard to put into words how I feel each time I log in and see that a post was commented on or liked so thank you very much and I hope that I can continue bringing exciting content worth reading.

Special Shoutouts! I have also wanted to personally say thank you to some bloggers that have really made an impression on me, whether it was through their posts or interactions. You should definitely check out their blogs as well! Of course there’s no particular order as I value everyone equally (had to throw in the disclaimer lol).

These are just a few bloggers who have inspired me in some way or another and I am truly happy to have interacted with them.

Now on to my thoughts on the blogging journey so far. It has been about 3 weeks since I have started and I have about 15 posts published. I originally thought that I would just get on here a few times a week, post something about video games and then go on about my normal life. Somewhere along the way I began getting d2f0b9276dd85d9c97ba546b81d974bd hooked on blogging and READING! I am reading a ton more since starting the blog. I’m reading books that I’ve had for some time without so much as cracking a page and I’m reading other bloggers posts. Blogging gives me something to look forward to each day. I am learning a ton of new information about comics, anime and books from the awesome bloggers or WordPress and it’s quite fascinating.

Blogging is definitely 5d98315c1467fe049409623a6c048602 a great outlet in which I will continue to write about anything that interests me (plus it makes me feel better about binge watching Netflix :p ). I look forward to continuing to allow readers a glimpse into my life and to share my interests with anyone that will listen. I am excited to see the posts by bloggers that I follow and validate their creativity and thoughts as mine have been validated. Thank you again for any comments, likes and follows and I hope you have enjoyed this journey as much as I have!

-Luna 🙂

Netflix Series of the Week: Frontier

Hiya Gamers, Geeks & Netflix Connoisseurs! Welcome to week 3 of my Netflix Series of Week where I will locate, binge watch and complete a short review on the series. This week I have watched Frontier, check out my thoughts below!

Frontier is  an 18th century historical drama that follows the story of the Hudson Bay Trading company’s dominance of the fur trade industry. The series will travel between several locations including London, North America, Fort James and Montreal. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, then you will recognize one of the lead actors Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo from GOT) as he play’s Declan Harp the former Hudson Bay Company worker who is now a rogue and working against the corporation.

You’re immediately hit in the face with action from the beginning scenes of the show. Frontier is the story of the Hudson Bay Company and other businesses who are trying to make the most money out of the fur business. Declan Harp (Jason Momoa) is one of the main characters in the series who is off the grid and throwing a wrench at every turn in the plans of the HBC. The story line is pretty well lain with multiple threads to follow.The main story line follows Declan Harp and a prominent businessman frontier-chesterfield-michael-benton-838x559 at the HBC, Lord Benton. You can tell that there’s more to story between these 2 polarizing individuals and I have found myself trying to piece together the puzzle of their sorted history. Why is Declan rebelling? Who is the protagonist and who is the antagonist? What does this all have to do with furs? Another story line follows that of Michael Smith, an Irish beggar from London.

The supporting characters in the series will be Captain Chesterfield, Lord Benton’s right hand man in the British Army, Michael Smith, an Irish beggar caught up in the main story line and Grace Umberly, zoe-and-chesterfield-jpg-size-custom-crop-1086x724 an ambitious woman who owns the local bar in the new world. What I have really enjoyed about the series is that everyone plays a role and can stand independently with the story. With a mix of characters and a cutthroat trade, there’s no shortage of adventure, drama and a hint of romance.

The ending was of course one that leaves your wondering what will happen next. I figured the series ended that way so at they can have flexibility in case they were not picked up for another season (which they were, yay!). Below you will find what I believe are the top reasons to watch the series (Play) or reasons you may not enjoy it (Skip).

Play:

  • A great story line with multiple threads to keep you interested in the series
  • Action packed and dramatic scenes that will keep you entertained the whole way through.
  • The acting from Jason Momoa and other characters is fantastic and believable.

Skip:

  • The length of the pilot season spans about 42 minutes an episode for a total of 6 episodes.
  • If you are not into period pieces, this series takes place in the 18th century and does not feature modern items.

I have really enjoyed watching Frontier and cannot wait until Season 2 is released (Yes, Netflix has renewed the series for Season 2 🙂 ). 8 out of 10 would recommend!

Enjoy your weekend!

-Luna 🙂

Ultimate Thursday TKO: Crazy Carry

Hiya Gamers, Geeks and Friends and thank you for tuning in to another week of “Ultimate Thursday TKO.” We will put together an analysis of 2 characters from different video games to see who would be the winner (In my opinion) if they were to cross paths. This week I will be fulfilling a request from IgnitedMoth to feature Jinx (League Of Legends) versus Loki (Smite). Let’s start with their ability breakdown.

The request was to feature Jinx from League of Legends and I had to mull over in my head who would make a great match-up for her from Smite. Loki comes to mind because he is just as twisted and mischievous as Jinx, so why not let them battle it out. We will start with the challenger Loki. Loki is the mischievous, Trickster god who is bent on causing confusion and chaos wherever he goes. Loki’s roll is that of an assassin so his moves will focus on dealing significant damage to a single target. Loki’s abilities are as follows:

  • Behind You (Passive)- Loki deals increased damage when attacking an enemy
    from behind.
  • Vanish- Loki disappears in a puff of smoke gaining movement speed,
    immunity, increased damage and bleeding on any target hit.
  • Decoy- Loki deploys a decoy version of himself that taunts (mainly minions) before dealing damage in an explosion
  • Aimed Strike- Increased attack damage and slowing effects on the targeted enemy.
  • Assassinate- teleports and back stabs target doing damage and stunning.

What about Jinx? Jinx is a mayhem loving character with an insatiable craving to cause panic and destruction, who hates being bored. What other way to have fun and cause mischief then to light up her enemies with an arsenal of weapons. Her weapons cache consists of pistols, shock guns, explosives and her favorite mega rocket that will rival the stock of an army base. Her abilities are:

  • Get Excited (Passive)- Increased movement and attack speed when damaging an
    enemy or object that is destroyed within 3 seconds.
  • Switcheroo- Jinx’s basic attack switches between her Pow Pow minigun and Fishbones Rocket launcher.
  • Zap- Zapper shock pistol that damages, slows and reveals enemy.
  • Flame Choppers- Snare grenades that explode after 5 seconds igniting
    enemies and rooting.
  • Super Mega Death Rocket- ranged rocket gaining damage as it travels.
    damaging a single target and surrounding enemies.

The Battle: Loki hears about an interesting “Villain” running amuck in the city of Piltover. “Hmmm who is this interesting menace?” Loki says as he sits upon the throne of his latest conquest. “Being a king is boring, time to shake things up! (insert creepy, manic laugh here)” Loki arrives in Piltover just in time to watch a fleet of patrol cars speeding down the road. “Yup, I’m definitely in the right place.” he says as he follows. Before he knows it the fleet of cars in front of him are decorating the sky in a symphony of fire and debris. He dodges one of the car doors flying towards him “That was close” before feeling the thump of a rear-view mirror on his head. Loki falls to the ground and awakes to a a figure standing on top of the destruction holding a huge rocket launcher and smiling uncontrollably. “Ah, this is who I’m looking for!” He says and brushes himself off as he rises.

“Well, well well… who do we have hear?” Jinx asks as she is lining Loki up in her sights. “You don’t look like no officer around here.” she says. “You are mistaken child, I’m the great Loki and..” before Loki could finish Jinx blasts him with Zapper pistol. Loki’s body surges with the electroshock racing through his body. He smirks and vanishes. “What, where’d he go?” Jinx says as she looks around frantically. image_4-4 “Behind You!” Loki chuckles as he uses Assassinate! Due to his increase in damage Jinx stumbles a bit before jumping forward and pulling the Switcheroo. Firing rapidly at the spot where she was hit. As she touches down, Jinx tosses her Flame Choppers. When the smoke clears Loki is no where in sight. “Pfft, not as tough as he looks.” Jinx laughs. Loki pops Decoy and Jinx falls for it firing at will. The decoy explodes and Loki hits his 5 hit basic attack combination on Jinx. She falls to the floor. jix

“Guess I’ve traveled here for nothing.” Loki sighs. He looks at Jinx’s body sprawled on the concrete one last time before flipping a coin and taking flight away from the scene. “You can’t find good competition anywhere these days.” Loki says. He hears a whistling sound getting closer and closer. Loki stops mid flight and searches for the source of the noise. When he realizes the noise is coming from n=behind him its almost too late. Loki turns to see a Super Mega Death Rocket approaching and before he could make a sound… Jinx, still glaring through the crossair on her death rocket finally lowers the cannon to the ground when she see’s the fireworks in the air. “I love the 4th of July!” she laughs (it’s definitely February lol). Jinx tends to her wounds, reloads her weapons and prank calls the police department “Can I speak to Detective Vi?”. 5

What did you think about this week’s match up? Did you agree with the outcome, if not what would you change? Let’s talk TKO! Feel free to comment below and let me know who you would like to see featured!

Thanks!

-Luna

Leveling Up!

Hiya Gamers, Bloggers and Friends!

This is my first attempt at the Daily Writing Prompt and since I do not have a post scheduled for today, I figured it would be a great time to keep those writing muscles sharp! The daily writing post game me a great idea to start a writing series of tips and tricks that I have used to create a more efficient blog. pzo1128_500 Each post in this section will discuss my struggle and the solution similar to how a strategy guide for a game would cover different topics.If you are having some of the same troubles that I am, maybe my “Strategy Guide” segment can assist you and have you Level Up your blog!

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I am fairly new to blogging (not new to writing ) and sometimes I find it difficult to Resist the urge to write or more specifically, the urge to immediately post an article! In my daily life I love being social. I tend to ramble on and jump from topic to topic as I never want conversations to end. This has trickled down to my writing. I currently have 3 posts completed that I want to post immediately because I want people to read them and like them or even comment on whether they agree or disagree. I have had to find ways to resist the urge to write and immediately post topics. So how did I do it?

It’s actually cqjqqxcwuaaytx4 a simple remedy. I have just started scheduling the posts for different days of the week. I’m not sure why this works for me but it tricks my brain into thinking that the post is completed and distributed or something. The urges I have to immediately post the article literally disappears and I am able to get on with my day without that anxious feeling. That’s it! Short Daily Post prompt today. I would love to know if anyone else has been having this issue and what you would or have done to fix it!

 

Thank you for reading my ramble and Game On!

-Luna

via Daily Prompt: Resist

Throwback Tuesday: Diddy Kong Racing

Hiya Gamers and Friends! Happy Tuesday 🙂 Today will be our weekly Throwback Tuesday post where I will feature, well you know something old and we can stroll down memory lane. This week will be one of my favorite Nintendo 64 games; Diddy Kong Racing!

Diddy Kong Racing is an awesome single or multiplayer racing game in which you are able to select your character and vehicle depending on the map. This game was awesome as you had a story mode, racing mode and battle mode. The colors and sound effects in the game were so bright and vibrant that you couldn’t help but smile while you play. did My favorite characters to play with were Pipsy (the little mouse) and Conker the squirrel! Just like in Mario Kart the characters that you would select affected specific racing attributes such as speed, power and handling so you would choose you characters wisely. You were able to choose some of your favorite characters like Diddy  or Banjo!

The Vehicles- You were able to select an airplane, a hovercraft or a race car for the various levels in which you would be competing. Story mode was cool because your boss battles consisted of beating the boss character in a 1 on 1 race, never mind the fact that all of the bosses were huge in comparison. did2All in all, Diddy Kong racing was an awesome game to play and my pick for this week’s Throwback Tuesday! What games do you miss playing? Have you ever played Diddy Kong Racing? What other racing games come to mind? Let’s talk retro/ old school!

Remember slow and steady wins … well not this race!

-Luna

Hidden Treasures 2: Nerve

Hiya readers and friends! This week’s installment of Hidden Treasures will touch on a movie that I rarely hear anything about; Nerve. Just a quick recap, the Hidden Treasures post will go over a movie, show or video game that I believe more people should be watching. Every Monday I will highlight this “Hidden Treasure” and open up the floor for discussion or recommendations. Let’s jump into the movie!

Nerve is the story of an over achiever named Vee . nerve-pic1 The story takes place during Vee’s senior year of high school when she is debating on going to college close to home or going out on a limb and going to an art school across the country. Vee is the normal protagonist character who does whatever she is told and never commits to anything outside of her comfort zone. One day her best friend tells her to live a little and sign up for a virtual truth or dare game called Nerve. Vee was originally going to sign up as a “Watcher” who pays to watch the “Players” perform outrageous dares. The incentive for the “Players” in performing the user suggested dares is simple, they receive money for each dare completed.

The movie takes a turn when Vee gets upset and switches her status to Player mode. This is where the action picks up as the timid Vee begins to peel out of her comfort zone and perform for the watchers.  nerve2-opt She is also paired up with a partner for most of her dares courtesy of the “watchers” whose name is Ian. Ian does his best to continue pushing Vee to perform the dares as his completion becomes dependent on her.The dares grow significantly harder and turns this high school drama into an all out thriller movie.

I think that Nerve is a pretty good movie to watch because it shifts from a cheesy High School movie to an entertaining series of events. Yes, most of the scenes will be predictable but its a new concept on a classic Truth or Dare game. I can say that the ending scenes did catch me by surprise. Stop by Redbox and check out Nerve, this week’s pick for an overlooked movie. The question is are you going to be a Watcher or Player?

I triple, dog dare you! 😉

-Luna

2017 Royal Rumble Results & Recap!

Good morning friends! If you’re a fan of WWE then you know that the 30th anniversary Royal Rumble was last night January 29th, 2017 in the Alamodome in Texas. If you didn’t catch it on the WWE Network or if you missed anything, here’s the recap of the event!

Pre Show- There was a special start time for the Royal Rumble preshow at 5pm Eastern. The Preshow hosted a panel of Renee, Booker T, Jerry (King) Lawler and special guest Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels. The panel went over their predictions and previews for the upcoming matches in the actual Rumble. There were also 3 matches that took place during the preshow.

  1. 6 Woman Smackdown Tag Match. wwe_royal_rumble_2017_women_tag The teams were Natayla, Mickie James and Alexa Bliss versus Nikki Bella, Becky Lynch and Naomi. This match was booked due to the constant attacks on Becky Lynch from Mickie James and Alexa Bliss. Also, Nikka Bella has a brooding rivalry with Natalya at the moment. The match was pretty good as there were a few more acrobatics with Naomi in the mix. The match ended with Alexa Bliss (Smackdown Women’s Champion) being pinned by Naomi.
  2. The next preshow match was for the Raw Tag Team titles between Cesaro & Sheamus versus the club in Luke Gallows & Karl Andersen. wwe_royal_rumble_2017_tag_champs If you have tuned in to Monday Night Raw recently then you know that there was a discrepancy in the last championship match that left Gallows and Andersen the winners, however, they won by DQ so Sheamus and Cesaro retained the Championship. This is the rematch that featured 2 referees. The match was very chippy and a attempts to end the match early by slippery tactics were sniffed out by the refs. In the end the bullet club finally obtained the Raw Tag Team Championship Belts by pinning the champs. I will say that Sheamus Brogue Kicked one of the referee’s before the match was over, so we will see if the club actually keeps the titles on Raw tonight!
  3. The 3rd match was a little of a disappointment as it was Sasha Banks versus Nia Jax. Sasha tried her best but we all know how this match was going to turn out. With Sasha on an “injured” knee and Nia Jax being larger in size and strength, even on a good knee this was quite a hill to climb. Nia Jax trucked Sasha a few good times and even after the Banks statement was locked in, was able to force her way out of it. No surprises here, Nia Jax won via pin fall.

The Event! If you missed NXT Takeover on Saturday night then you didn’t know that Seth Rollins interrupted the show and called out Triple H. This act of defiance was replayed throughout the event and ended with an explanation of Stephanie Mcmahon stating she will handle Rollins tonight on Monday Night Raw. She also banned the Superstar from the Alamodome and the Royal Rumble event. But would he show up anyway? Let’s take a look at the events.

  • The 1st match up was the WWE Universal Championship match of Kevin Owens (Universal Champ) versus Roman Reigns. This match had a twist as GM Mick Foley attempted to stop Owens’ best friend Chris Jericho from interfering with the matches. To remedy this, Jericho was suspended in a Shark Cage for the duration of the match above the ring. It was a great title match, with Jericho of course interfering still by dropping a pair of brass knuckles to KO. Roman Reigns put up a good fight but in the end KO and Jericho left with the Universal Championship.
  • The 2nd match was the Raw Women’s Championship with title holder Charlotte Flair versus Bayley. Charlotte is currently undefeated in Pay Per View events, a record in itself, and Bayley currently holds 3 wins to nil over Charlotte in 1 on  competition. The battle was good and as expected, Charlotte retains her winning streak and the Women’s Title.
  • The 3rd match was the Cruiserwight Championship between champion Rich Swann and WWE Veteran Neville (Who believes that he is King of the Cruiserweights). This rivalry has been building up on both Raw and 205 Live as both participants interfered in each others matches, an altercation original started by Neville. 20170109_royalrumble_swannneville-274ced054bbca3800f44d49940bf87bf-vresize-335-220-high-77 Neville’s return to the squared circle came with a heel turn so he is ruthless in his pursuit of what should have been rightfully his at the inauguration of the Cruiserweight Division. As always, the Cruiserweights put on an  excellent show with high flying maneuvers, lighting quick strikes and a burst of entertainment. WWE Universe welcome your new Cruiserweight Champion and King of the Cruiserweights, Neville!
  • The final match before the Rumble match was between WWE World Champion AJ Styles and the actual face that runs the place John Cena. This match was chippy as well with AJ Styles wanting to prove that Cena is a Part- timer and irrelevant and Cena chasing Ric Flair’s 16x Championship record. There were multiple times where we could call the match yet the opponent kicked out. Cena was hit with several Styles’ Clash moves, Styles was hit with just about every Cena move. The final blow was an AA from Cena to Styles, into another AA from Cena culminating in something that I predicted, Cena is you 16x WWE World Champion.
  • The Rumble! The actual Royal Rumble match was the height of anticipation. The 1st entrant was Big Cass facing off against Chris Jericho. Jericho wins the award for me in staying in the Rumble the longest as often times he was on the sidelines lying down on the ground. Some early entrants were Dean Ambrose, Braun Strowman and a surprise debut at slot 10 by none other than the Perfect 10, Tye Dillinger. The rumble ensued with middle entrants on the Wyatt Family with Randy Orton, Apollo Crews and leaving the big 3 for the last few slots. Brock Lesner entered 1st clearing most of the ring until Goldberg came out and dominated the beast again.  The 29th slot was drawn by the Undertaker who eliminated most of the ring and entrant 30 was none other than…. Roman Reigns? Yup, no Balor, No Samoa Joe, and no Rollins? Once the dust settled it was down to Orton and Reigns. Congratulations Randy Orton on winning the 2017 Royal Rumble! wwww-e1485749466345

Tonight Monday Night Raw should be interesting with the recap and more importantly (at least to me) the ramifications of Seth Rollins’ actions on NXT. All in all, even though I was very upset at the end of the rumble (because I wanted Balor or Joe and even fricking Rollins!) the event was as bad as it seems. A few differently placed entrants would’ve made all the difference. That wraps up this review and recap! Did you watch the Rumble? What were your favorite parts? Were you surprised by any of the outcomes or entrants? Let’s talk WWE!

As the dust settles, we pick up the pieces and head towards the Elimination Chamber (Smack Down Exclusive). Welcome to the Road to Wrestlemania!

-Luna