Saturday, February 22, 2014

WWE Elimination Chamber 2014 Predictions

Tomorrow is the final WWE pay-per-view event before we are officially on the road to Wrestlemania. Tomorrow is Elimination Chamber. Here are my Elimination Chamber predictions.

Cody Rhodes & Goldust vs. Ryback & Curtis Axel

I think this is going to set up a feud between Cody and Goldie that will lead into Wrestlemania. I'm assuming Goldust will cost them the match, making Cody a very not-so happy camper.

Winners: Ryback & Curtis Axel

WWE Tag Team Champions The New Age Outlaws vs. The Usos

I think that The Usos are ready to be Tag Team Champions and The New Age Outlaws can do some good by passing the torch and putting them over. However, it would make more sense to set up a feud here and have this build into Wrestlemania so that the title win is that much sweeter.

Winners: The New Age Outlaws

Intercontinental Champion Big E vs. Jack Swagger

This is tough. I don't really know what is going on with the Intercontinental Championship right now. When Big E won it, it felt refreshed like the title meant something again. Then he kind of stopped being in the spotlight as much. Honestly, what I think we need is a good, old-fashioned feud involving the Intercontinental Champion. Swagger is pretty intense and has been a World Heavyweight Champion, so he's a great guy to be in line for the IC title. I'd like to see this develop into something. I think Big E will pull it out this time but we'll see what the future holds...

Winner: Big E

The Shield vs. The Wyatt Family

This is what I'm most excited for. The build-up to this match has been so amazing, I feel like it could have been a Wrestlemania match. The stare-downs between The Shield and The Wyatts on RAW gave me goosebumps. This can potentially set up A LOT of great stuff going into Wrestlemania. I think we've seen the most cracks in The Shield's foundation as of late so I'm leaning towards The Wyatt Family.

Winners: The Wyatt Family

Batista vs. Alberto Del Rio


Winner: Batista

Darren Young vs. Titus O'Neil

This should be interesting. These two guys have developed a really explosive relationship so I think it's going to be a pretty emotional brawl. I feel like Titus has a bit more edgy and will probably be too ruthless for Darren Young to handle.

Winner: Titus O'Neil

WWE World Heavyweight Championship Elimination Chamber Match

I don't think that they're going to give the title to anyone else this close to Wrestlemania. I feel like Daniel Bryan is close, but they aren't going to give it to him right now. Going into Wrestlemania, what makes the most sense to me is Randy Orton vs. Batista. Of course, if I had my way, it'd be Randy Orton vs. Batista vs. Daniel Bryan (with Daniel Bryan winning). But I'm getting ahead of myself. Don't worry, Wrestlemania predictions will be coming.

Winner: Randy Orton

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Happy Green Lantern Day!

Today is officially Green Lantern Day! The date is 2/8/14, numbers that represent the Green Lantern Corps members who have been watching over our Space Sector (2814) for years. I'm celebrating the Green Lanterns of Sector 2814 like only I can, like a Fat Lantern. There would be no Fat Lantern Corps without the Green Lantern Corps. So here's to you, Green Lanterns of Space Sector 2814. Thank you for your service. I'll take it from here...

The Most Powerful Rice Krispies Treat Of Space Sector 2814
...Beware their Power, Green Lantern's Light!!!
...Beware my Hunger, Fat Lantern's Bite!!!

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Fat Lantern: The Everything Blog

I've reached a crossroad with this blog. When I started it, I envisioned it as an outlet for all things comic book related. It was great. However, it's been over two years and it's hard for me to keep up, just talking about one topic. I am a man with many interests and obsessions. I've put so much effort into making comics the focus, trying to relate everything to comics, when what I am much more comfortable doing is making me the focus, relating everything to me. That comes across way more selfish now that I wrote it out. But it is what it is.

I am not saying this because I'm less into comics and/or reading less. As a matter of fact, I think I'm subscribed to more comics now than ever and my obsession is running wild. I'm also not saying that I'm going to stop writing about comics. But for quite some time now, I've been stressing out over the things I want to write about because I want to discuss my other interests, such as wrestling (my original, life-long passion), movies, and fitness, for example. And I do! But I've been feeling like I couldn't because this is a "comic book" blog.

Well I'm here to officially declare The Fat Lantern as an everything blog. I'm going to write about anything and everything that inspires me to sit at a computer and type away. So if you're a fan of comics, stay put! Wrestling? Hell yeah! Movies? Hold onto your seats! Action figures? Look out! Stories? Listen closely! Humor? Knock knock!

I'm going to be open about another thing that's been stressful for me. No matter how hard I try, I feel like I've been having an extremely difficult time getting a good amount of views for posts that I take a lot of time to write. Sure, this is a lot of fun and I love writing, but if I wanted a personal journal, I'd keep one under my pillow! I do this because I want a lot of people to read what I write and interact with me because I love talking about every single thing I put out on this blog. If you like something or have an opinion on something I write, leave a comment and share the post with your friends and family! Spread the word about The Fat Lantern blog on Facebook and Twitter and any other social media outlet.

Speaking of social media, I want people to follow me on Twitter because I want to connect with fans of comics and wrestling and action figures. I want people to like my Facebook page because we have fun and joke and have discussions and debates. If you already take time to read my blog posts and follow me on Twitter and Facebook, then I want to give you a big THANK YOU. I really appreciate it. But we all know that there are a lot more people out there that are fans of all of the interests I discuss, so my goal is to connect with as many of them as I possibly can.

This blog is about me and everything that defines me. I am Dominick. I am Hollywood Dominick. I am The Fat Lantern. I just have one request:

If you're ready to see The Fat Lantern become no holds barred, GIMME A HELL YEAH.