Yesterday morning (Sept.1, 2012), WWE greeted us with their second Saturday showing. Saturday Morning Slam made its sophomore outing on The CW, bringing forth a few segments and a match featuring Curt Hawkins vs. Brodus Clay.
Let's get into it.
- The show opened with a list called, "Fave Five." This week, the focus was on superstars with some of the best catchphrases. John Cena, The Rock, Steve Austin, Ric Flair and The Miz were all featured on this list. While Austin and Flair (even The Rock, somewhat) don't strike me as fitting this "G" rating, I am all for kids of today learning about Nature Boy and Stone Cold.
- A montage on WWE superstars' signatures was shown. Interesting little bit, not my cup of tea, but it likely made the kids smile.
Alex Riley hosted a little pop quiz about who beat Mr. McMahon to the punch in buying WCW in 2001. Good to see "A-Ry" getting some air time. Plus, it was a good question to help kids learn a bit.
- Brodus Clay wrestled Curt Hawkins. The less said about it, the better. I am a fan of Hawkins, but the Funkasaurus is wearing thin. Add some kinks or something new in ring and we'll talk.
- There was also a superstar spotlight on Rey Mysterio, detailing his signature 619. Nothing really worth noting, but fun for the younger folk.
All in all, this was worth a look; free wrestling isn't a bad thing. While I'd like to see it feature guys I don't see on TV each week (HINT: KIDD, TYSON), I'll take what I can get.
Also, next week, Damien Sandow gets his own segment where he'll be enlightening viewers. If that isn't worth the price of admission, I don't know what is!
Any of you Cagesiders enjoy some early morning wrestling with your cereal or your kids, or both, yesterday?