Let’s Talk Wrestling: Dean Ambrose

Originally Written Mar 6

Hey everyone hope you’re doing well and everything……..so I felt the need to talk about this separately, because I was getting very fired up about this topic on my wrestling highlight post, I was highlighting Raw & Smackdown from 2 weeks ago, you’ll probably read that one later after reading this post, depending on which one I want to share first, but let’s just jump into this because I want to share some thoughts with you guys on it……….

Alright so Dean Ambrose, let’s just sit and talk about him for a bit……..so for those who don’t know, which i’m sure is a lot of you……….when I use to tune in to wrestling everyday, one of my all time favorite wrestlers was Dean Ambrose and I when I say fan, I seriously mean fan, he’s still is one of my favorites til this day!! We all have specific people we become drawn to for some unknown reason and for me Dean Ambrose was one of those people.

Now i’m going to try and keep this post from sounding super ranty because I want to make good points with this, i’m not sure if I will do so, but i’m going to try okay………..Some people may say that Dean Ambrose is overrated and isn’t that great, me however, I would differ………I feel Dean is actually very underrated and is still great, he puts over a lot of superstars, without ever complaining………Dean doesn’t care to be the greatest, he just does his own thing and just goes with things and I think that’s one of the reasons why I became so drawn to him……….you see, he has a story Dean Ambrose.

Same with other wrestlers and people, but with Dean his story is very interesting, it’s to the point where he makes you want to look more into it, as well as wanting to get to know the person that he is apart from being known as just a wrestler. We all know Dean keeps everything to himself, he doesn’t boast about things, he prefers to just keep his private life private, which makes you think, maybe we should take a page out of his book at times, you know!?

I could talk about Dean all day if I wanted to, believe me, but i’m just gonna skip over and talk about what I came here to talk about, which is his character development…………I already talked a bit about this in my highlights so i’m going to try not to repeat what I already said, but I don’t know what the heck they are doing when it comes to Dean’s character………

I really don’t, like can anyone tell me what goes on in creatives brain when it comes to Dean Ambrose!? Anyone!? *breath and go* every time I watch Dean’s matches it’s like I get excited because I know Dean is good, I know how great of a performer he is in the ring……….people may say he’s not good, but he is, he just has a unique (in my opinion) fighting style.

Dean is a brawler type, so he goes everywhere when he throws punches and maybe a lot of people don’t like that about him or maybe they just don’t like his character, I don’t know, everyone has different opinions on people………but me, I know how good Dean is, i’ve seen him have really great matches, we’ve all seen him have great matches at some point in his career, it’s every time he faces of against Seth Rollins, it’s every time he puts his heart out there and just goes with things and you see it turn into something you wouldn’t expect.

Dean is someone you have to really look deeply at to know what he’s thinking and what he plans on doing, if you don’t get to know him on a deeper level to what he is as a person and as a wrestler, you’re gonna be confused and you’re not gonna get it……..Dean Ambrose isn’t just a character, that’s him, with Dean what you see, that is what you’re getting and again I said this in my highlights, but it’s frustrating to see one of your favorite not just wrestlers, but person as well, get treated the way they are.

You can feel Dean wants a little more than what he’s been given and I think he deserve it, if they’re not going to help him find a better way to develop his character, why don’t they just let him do it himself and improvise, they let Bray Wyatt do it, why not let Dean do the same!? I’ll be honest here, although I still consider Dean as one of my all time favorite wrestlers, I did also go off him a bit and when that happened I felt really bad………

It felt like I was giving up on him in a way and I don’t want to give up on Dean, because he is a really great talent and I still believe in him and I still see something there as well. It’s just sad because Dean use to be seen as an equal to both Roman & Seth (two other members of the Shield that are also my favorites) but it’s like now he doesn’t even compare to them, like he’s not on their level and that’s not how it should be, he should be seen as “i’m just as good as my brothers are” but it shouldn’t be just as good either………..

I feel Dean is now being overlooked in a sense and it’s just a shame to see, because I don’t know about you guys, but I know that there’s so much more to Dean then quick matches that seem to last for about a minute or 2 and it’s not memorable. Dean’s matches shouldn’t be forgotten, they shouldn’t just be seen as “well that was alright” We should be looking forward to watching his matches, I want to be excited about watching a Dean Ambrose match.

I want that surprise and badass brawler who doesn’t care about what he does and just gives that fight back to whoever he’s facing, give us that heart again from him, gives us that “i’m not going to stop until I get what I want” bring us that fire and fight back in his eyes that he had when he first arrived, GIVE US SOMETHING!!!

I’m not trying to sound ranty, i’m really not, believe me, but when it comes to Dean i’m just really passionate about the way he’s being treated, I want to see the best out of him, I want to see him and say “That’s the Dean Ambrose we know” because I know that he has more to him than what we see only on a weekly or in my case somewhat basis……….

ο»ΏDean Ambrose Vs Seth Rollins (WWE World Heavyweight Championship Ladder Match At Money In The Bank 2015)

You know what moments I remember from Dean, I remember that guy who when he and Seth had that ladder match at Money In The Bank for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship (2015) both him and Seth holding on to the title from the top of the ladder, both come crashing down onto the mat, no one is sure on who got the title……..turned out to be Seth in the end………..the heart he had there in that match, seeing how hurt he was knowing he didn’t get it, like I wanted to cry with Dean when that happened………and let’s not forget the speech he gave afterwards letting us know that, he would be champion no matter what it took!!!

That’s the Dean I want to see again……….I also remember that match he had at Elimination Chamber, against Seth again and the fight he gave Seth in that match, he was out numbered because of J & J security and I think Kane too (can’t remember if Kane was there at the time) I know Roman came to his rescue, but anyway the fight he gave Seth and him thinking he won the match in the end and how happy and excited he was, that made me happy……….and emotional thinking he won that match.

Dean Ambrose Vs Seth Rollins (WWE World Heavyweight Championship at Elimination Chamber 2015)

Everything he had to endure and thinking in that moment he had finally captured the title, that was the best feeling……….but then of course it turned out he didn’t win and my heart broke there and I was super upset………Dean though did not let that stop him, he felt he won and stole Seth title, which was hilarious and flipping awesome too………THAT’S the Dean that I want to see again!!

I want to see the Dean Ambrose who got so furious at Bad News Barrett when he was going after the Intercontinental Championship and was just going on a mad one because he felt that Bad New Barrett, didn’t deserve the IC title. Those are the moments I think about when thinking about how great Dean Ambrose is, that’s the Dean I feel we need back, the fight, the don’t give a crap attitude, things like that.

Bad News Barrett Vs Dean Ambrose Fastlane 2015 (Intercontinental Championship)

I realized that every single moment I talked about here when talking about Deans memorable moments, they were all from 2015…………again why!? I still believe in Dean Ambrose and I still feel like there’s still a lot left in him, I just hope that WWE creatives find something for him soon, because I hate watching Dean’s matches knowing that he’s just having matches just to have matches, I would love to see him in some kind of feud, actual feud where there’s a good story to it and to where we get to see Dean…….be Dean.

Dean deserves to have good feuding matches he can get invested in…..now who knows maybe all of what’s happening is going to lead to something good for Dean, I don’t know, I have no idea what’s going on behind the scenes, maybe right now this is what we’re getting and who knows maybe a little bit later, we might just have the best Dean Ambrose transformation before our eyes regarding where they’re going with his character…….

He was meant to be a New Dean Ambrose I know when he returned, but i’m not sure if that’s happened yet, in all honesty I missed a lot of wrestling so it probably happened already and now this is what we got, it always happens like that you miss a good amount and great things happen, you come back to it after a while and you’re seeing great things still happen, but also see room for improvements………I really want there to be a sliver-lining to where we get the best Dean we’ve ever seen (yeah I know that rhymed)

The only thing we can do is just see how his character continues to unfold, at the moment……..I don’t know what to think, sometimes Dean has really enjoyable matches and other times, it’s on the okay or could’ve been better side of town, I want to believe that Dean’s going to be treated better and I really do hope that he does, because he doesn’t deserve these random matches, he deserves matches that have something to them and are going to help his character and not destroy it…………..

Dean Ambrose Wins The Money In The Bank Contract At Money In The Bank 2016

Final Thoughts: Last thing before I sign out from this post, maybe Drew McIntyre will be his next feud, maybe they’ll come up with an interesting story for them, i’m just hoping that if Dean does feud with McIntyre or a different opponent, it doesn’t matter who……..I just want it to be something we not only look forward to, but also something we can get invested in………but for now we’ll just have to wait and see what happens with Dean and hopefully it’s not what everyone keeps speculating about……….I really hope it’s not that because that would be a really great talent wasted if that happens……

Dean Cashes In His Money In The Bank Contract The Same Night Seth Rollins Beat Roman For It and Wins The WWE Championship At Money In The Bank 2016

P.S. I almost forgot Dean won the WWE Championship at Money In The Bank 2016 after he gained the contract successfully to then later cash in on Seth who beat Roman for it in the same night, don’t know why I forgot that, I was happy when Dean got the contract and was happy when he won the title the same day………..wow

All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~

Let’s Talk Sports……Football (Soccer) Manchester United

Written Jan 13, 2019

Yeah this is a topic I didn’t think of ever talking about, now i’m not a HUGE sports person, i’ve never played sports unless it was just for fun you know, when it comes to watching it though, i’ve only ever took interest in watching certain sports programmes which, I didn’t think I’d ever watch sports, considering I was never really interested in playing them, but I guess you can still watch it without having to actually play sports, I mean there’s no rule saying you can’t watch sports if you haven’t played it right!?

If there was, that wouldn’t really be fair now would it!? Luckily there is no such rule so we’re good here. The main sports that i’ve watched and got into were wrestling of course and surprisingly football and before you think i’m talking about American football, i’m not, i’m actually talking about football, football you know soccer as it’s also called over here.

Now I don’t watch football (soccer) all the time, when I do decide to watch a match though, I actually do enjoy it, I started watching football more because of my boyfriend, he loves the sport and when I say loves it, I mean HE LOVES IT!!! Try having an argument with him about football, yeeeeah you’ll either be there for a while or you’re just not going to win, that’s how passionate he is about it, his favorite team is Manchester United and when it comes to United and him, don’t cross the line is all i’m saying.

He also plays football as well and that’s why i’m kinda into a bit, because it being his thing, like I said though I don’t really watch it often, however I did have a time where I took a huge interest in watching it everyday, but just certain matches. Last year was the first time I actually watched the whole Fifa tournament game and it was actually very interesting, I never would have imagined myself being so invested in watching football like that, but it was enjoyable, i’ll tell you that.

It’s been a while since I watched a football match, today was actually the first time since Fifa that I went and watched a match, only watched it because United was playing today and so I could support my guys team, plus I actually wanted to watch it, it’s been a while you know. They went against Tottenham today and United won 1-0, they really played a good game in my opinion, Rashford scored a real nice goal or in my boyfriend words a class goal, thanks to a very good pass by Pogba might I add and the goal keeper David de Gea who I had to look up because I couldn’t remember his name, made Man of The Match.

Every time the other team tried to score, he was just there saving the ball left and right, 11 goals saves he made, that’s pretty good!! If you watched the game you’ll know what i’m talking about, also as you can probably tell i’m pretty new still with football so my way of explaining the game may not be interesting and it might not have made sense, but that’s just how i’m able to explain how the game went.

I’m glad United won, although I do feel a little bad for the other players from the other team, two different injuries while the game was happening, one from a player who’s name I can’t remember, I think he pulled his groin, in the middle of the match, he did try to keep playing, but as much as he didn’t want to get off the field, you knew if you watched him play it was messing with him, with that kind of thing, you gotta be careful, because you don’t want to go risking stuff like that.

The other injury was from Harry Kane who messed up his ankle in the match as well during the last minutes of the game I think, although I don’t know much about the team, I did watch Harry Kane in the Fifa tournament and to me he’s a good player. He almost scored a goal in todays game, a few times actually, along with some other players on his team as well of course, but he got to the ball a little late for it to be a goal………..I hope both players recover okay though and are doing alright.

Back to United though, they’ve been really stepping it up and have come back pretty strong compared to how they were playing towards the ending of last year, they didn’t quite do the greatest for a bit, that was until they got a new manager that is. After changing managers they’ve really showed everyone not to count them out just yet, some will say there’s some mixed emotions on United and how they came back, but with sports like football, you know that they’ll always be mixed emotions.

Ever since this new manger took over though, they’ve won 6 games in a row, which is pretty darn impressive if you ask me, but i’m probably just being bias here though who knows. However, you can’t deny that United’s been on a roll since this new manger arrived, he’s really fixed up the team nicely, I mean sure they may have a bit more to go with everything, but again compared to how they were playing before, I think they’re doing just fine, with how they’ve been coming back.

Again i’m still new to football so I don’t know a whole lot on the game and everything, I just felt like writing about todays game between United and Tottenham and I guess I wanted to talk about football a bit, i’m no fanatic with it, but when I do watch it, I enjoy it.

Do you guys enjoy football (Soccer) if so who’s your favorite team if you have one!?

All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~

Let’s Talk Video Games: Bendy And The Ink Machine

So i’ve been sitting here, really trying to figure out what it was that I wanted to write about today, no kidding, I literally was going back and forth in my head saying to myself “I don’t know what to write about” I tried coming up with something, I even tried to find some kind of inspiration of some sort, but sometimes it ain’t always easy. I watched a few videos, one of them made me laugh so hard, I went back to the part just to hear it again, ummmm, but yeah…….after I watched that video, I still had trouble figuring out what it was that I wanted to write about.

I thought to myself, “okay let’s see what we can think of” I thought and thought and tried to come up with something, then I had a little idea and said to myself…….”Weeeell Halloween is almost here so maybe we can think of a theme post for it, but I didn’t want to just do one post on Halloween because I also thought that if i’m gonna talk about Halloween I would rather do it on the day of, just to keep the theme, soooo instead of talking about Halloween as a whole, I thought maybe we can talk horror games kinda. Now before we talk horror games, I just want to let you know i’m not a huge fan of them, surprising I know, you’re probably thinking “Why talk horror games then, if you don’t like horror things!?” Okay yeah, you have a point with that question if you’re asking it, i’ll try and explain.

Okay so YEAH i’m not really fond of anything scary, it’s just not my thing, buuut sometimes there’s an exception to things, like for example when a game is played by one of my favorite Youtubers. Sometimes things or in this case a video game catches your attention and although you know it’s gonna be creepy and you’re gonna be scared while watching it……….you still end watching it anyway because……..well…..it looks pretty interesting so why not!? Now the game that i’ll be touching up upon is called Bendy and The Ink Machine, now i’m not sure if you heard of it or not, but for those who have, for most people it’s probably not that scary, but we all know that some people are different so to those people it might be.

Now there’s a lot of Youtubers who play video games and i’m sure that a lot of them also played Bendy and The Ink Machine, but the Youtuber I prefer to watch goes by the name of Jacksepticeye, I watch a lot of his videos and I have a few that are my favorite, but today we’ll just discuss Bendy. I actually finished watching the last part to that game yesterday and it was pretty interesting, yeah sure there was a lot of stuff that startled me…..okay not startled, but you know like where I jumped, which I don’t like doing mind you, but don’t worry I was cool as cool can be…….okay maybe less then that.

Anytime I watch Jack play a game that isn’t normally what i’d watch, especially when it’s in the horror category, I always react to everything he does in those games when he plays them, which i’m sure a lot of people do with their favorite Youtubers as well. Even though I do get startled, I seem to somehow enjoy them still, depending on what the game is though and Bendy and The Ink Machine is one of those games, that I enjoyed. It’s very interesting and it’s also a very great game to play or in my case just watch………pfff I wouldn’t dare buy a game that would scare me, i’d watch it though, but I wouldn’t play it myself. Now for some of you who don’t know, Bendy and The Ink Machine is a game that………I don’t really know how to explain it, but i’ll do my best.

Okay so you play as this character name Henry (don’t know his last name) but you play as Henry and you aren’t quite sure why, but you end up in this very old animation studio, where of course you draw and create animations. Now if you ever played or watched someone else play it, you’ll learn that Henry the character use to be one of the animators for the animation studio, you also find that the studio isn’t quite like you remember……….and everyone who use to work there as well, have now been turned into these creepy ink people, well more like creatures, your job in the game is to find something even though you’re not sure what it is you’re meant to find, you also need to survive in the game of course.

In the beginning you don’t even know why you’re there, but for some reason you’re supposed to be there, i’m not gonna spoil it for you, because maybe you’re playing it, but haven’t finished it or you’re thinking of watching it and don’t want to be told on more of what it’s like, I don’t know…….but I will say this because it’s pretty much what you’re gonna be doing or watching in the game, you of course will come face to face with a whoooole lot of ink people which i’m telling you are super creepy, also there’s this cardboard Bendy that is very creepy to look at every time you come across it, like super creepy the smile, just everything……….oh people love pointing out how is eyes look like pac man, which they do actually, very much so.

The whole game is in black and white with a splash of the sepia effect, hopefully i’m not confusing you guys……….the game is pretty much on the old timey scale, so like the very old fashion kind of animations. It’s a great game though, even though it’s creepy and I did get scared a couple times while watching it, I still also enjoyed it, the art style of it is great, the fan art that was created in the game is incredible, very talented people, the music is super creepy, which is saying a lot because it’s meant to be a creepy game, but yeah just everything in that game, was very enjoyable, i’d watch it again…….maybe who knows.

Yeah soooo, that’s pretty much it, oh also the Youtuber Jacksepeticeye the one I talked about, he’s in it, but as one of the voice over tape recorder voices……you’ll know what i’m talking about if you’ve watched or played the game. His name is Finn in the game so if you happen to play or watch someone else play, keep a look out, I hope you enjoyed reading this, I know that it’s a long one, but I still hope that you enjoyed it, I didn’t want to not write anything today and even though I had a hard time figuring out what to write, i’m glad that this came up as an idea, anyway I hope you all have a great night/morning and or evening.

If you’re interested in checking out the game as well as Jacksepticeye’s channel here’s a playlist of the game created by Jack himself: Bendy and The Ink Machine

 

All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~

 

 

Random Topic Of The Day: Let’s Talk Video Games And Themes (Animal Crossing One Of My Favorites)

Well hello everyone and welcome to MY BLOG!!! Hope you’re all well, if you’re wondering why I just opened up my blog post that way it’s because while I was writing the first sentence to this blog post, I thought about a Youtuber I enjoy watching his name is MatPat and on his channel he talks about games and films, but he theorizes it and the opening to his videos are “Well hello everyone, welcome to GAME THEORY or FILM THEORY…..you get it haha……if you’re interested in watching his stuff you can find it here Game Theory and here Film Theory I think you’ll enjoy it, at least I hope you do.

Anyway that’s not what I wanted to talk about, it was just something that came to mind so I thought i’d share that with you and it also is a different opening, I hope you enjoyed that, but yeah today’s topic is a random one, that actually just came into my mind literally a few minutes ago (well by the time you read this, those few minutes would have long passed so it just came to me randomly, yeah) i’m not really sure how long this post is gonna be, but yeah we’ll see.

Right now it’s around 2:30pm afternoon time of course and I just started writing…..what you don’t know is i’ve been trying to write for a goood while now, I was hoping that something would come to me to write about and nothing came at least not until now. I thought maybe if I watched a video of some sort there would be some kind of topic I could possibly share my thoughts on and yeahhh…….nothing spark my creativity nor gave me some kind of inspiration, that was until I started listening to some music. Now you’re probably thinking it’s normal music, you know favorite artist kind of music and if you thought that……boy were you wrong, but that’s okay, it happens, no needs to worry (no that’s not a typo I did that on purpose)

The kind of music i’m talking about is theme music, specifically game theme music, why am I talking about game themes, well i’m glad you asked (I know you didn’t ask, but just go with okay) I’m talking about game themes because a game theme inspired this blog post, so I thought i’d just share my thoughts on that with you guys, which I hope you don’t mind…….the game that i’m talking about here just to get to it is Animal Crossing, I don’t know if a lot of you have ever played or heard of the game, but it’s one of my favorite games to play. For those of you who don’t know what the game is about, well you pretty much just build your own town, well at least in the New leaf one, there’s so many different versions of the game, There’s the original Animal Crossing game, then you have Wild World, City Folk and so many others. I would say that it’s one of the best games to play, along with it being addictive when you first start playing it, but it’s fun though.

I haven’t played the game in ages at least not the ones where you build your own town, I just recently started playing Happy Home Designer again and I forgot how fun it was and how much I missed the games. I recently just found this youtuber who plays a lot of different kind of games and does reviews as well for games, but one of the main games that she plays is Animal Crossing and i’m really enjoying her channel, at the moment i’m watching her play ACPC (Animal Crossing Pocket Camp) I just forgot how good Animal Crossing is, just talking about it makes me want to play it again, but yeah i’m getting off track here what I wanted to talk about with the game is the music that plays within the game, it’s soooo goood, SO GOOD. I have certain favorites that I enjoy, if I had to choose one though I would say the cafe music, there’s just something about it that I love it’s great.

The main song that I wanted to talk about, is the one that gave me the idea of this blog post and that song is called 2pm and it’s from City Folk, I think that’s the third installment from the Animal Crossing Series (I checked I think it is yeah) City Folk is probably one of the best Animal Crossing games from the franchise, everyone that’s played the game, would probably rate it as one of their top favorites and I would say it’d be mine as well. Going back to the 2pm song from City Folk, the reason i’m bringing it up is because that theme when you listen to it, fits sooooo well when you have no idea what to do and that’s pretty much what was happening with me today.

I did a few things not a lot, but a bit and after I finished those things I wasn’t quite sure what to do, I cleaned certain parts of my room, getting rid of stuff I didn’t want nor needed, then I came over to my computer to write something and I couldn’t, I literally sat in front of my computer screen and stared at the blank unwritten post, I then went outside sat out there for a few minutes, then came back in hoping that would help and it didn’t, so I just started listening to the Animal Crossing soundtrack i’m not quite sure why but I did and it was an hour long, but yeah I listened to it and when 2pm came on (the song) it gave me an idea to write about Animal Crossing and the music in it, I didn’t think the blog post would be this long though, I guess I must really love the game to write about it.

I started writing this blog post trying to talk about how certain video game themes go with the mood you’re in as with how most songs tend to do as well, but then I realized half way in while writing this post, this just became me fangirling (excitedly freaking out) about the game which I didn’t expect to happen and said to myself I think I should’ve made this into a video instead of writing about it because I feel it would’ve been more of a video idea then a blog post idea, but I had already started writing so much on the topic soooo I just continued, I know that this isn’t really useful information, but it was something that came to mind and I wanted to share it, anyway that’s all I have for today, sorry if this isn’t your kind of read, I just got a little excited about this topic, it’s one of my favorite games……yeah…..anyway I hope you’re all having a lovely day and that you have a great night/morning and or evening.

 

All The Love ❀ ❀

~Lexa~

P.S. I just learned we’re getting another Animal Crossing game next year aaaand, one of the characters from Animal Crossing is gonna be in the new Super Smash Bros game that’s gonna be so awesome!!!