Wrestling Points: Smackdown Preview, AEW, Hell in the Cell

Tonight WWE starts their draft to split their talented, but under utilized roster, between the USA and Fox networks. Fox is now home to Smackdown and USA will still have Raw. It comes to no surprise that Smackdown is now the show that Vince McMahon wants to succeed the most. With AEW beating them in ratings on Wednesday against their other tv show NXT, you can bet that Smackdown’s roster will be focus on talent and star power. One of the request that was allegedly reported was that Fox wanted more latino wrestlers, some of them trained in Lucha Libre.

My predictions for Smackdown and Raw? Well we already know that both shows are going to have the following:

-Major title: Universal Championship (Raw) and WWE World Champion (Smackdown) I don’t see those changing since the Universal championship is Red. This would mean unless a title change or vacancy happens. Seth Rollins will remain of Raw and Brock Lesnar will be on Smackdown if that is the case.

-Minor title: The Intercontinental Champion (IC) which is suppose to be a Raw title and is currently held by Shinsuke Nakumura. United States Champion (US), AJ Styles, is suppose to be a Smackdown title. Over the past couple of months it was hard to tell where the titles were suppose to be. If Smackdown is the “A-show” the IC title will most likely go, meaning Nakumura will be going. The only downside to that would be that AJ Styles is the bigger draw between the two due to bad booking of Nakumura and the IC title itself. I’m betting on AJ Styles and U.S. title will go to Smackdown.

-Women’s title: Raw Womens champion Becky is arguably the most exciting thing on WWE tv (sans The Fiend). Smackdown women’s champion Charlotte Flair is the best heel (bad guy) in the women’s division. They both teased another feud with one another last Monday. Becky needs to be on Smackdown, so I would guess that she will lose the tilte tonight or vacate it once she is drafted. Charlotte is also the the golden girl of the whole division so she will remain on Smackdown.

-Tag Titles: Raw champions Bobby Roode and Dolph Zigler will be facing the Viking Warriors soon if not tonight, so I would expect that both teams will remain on Raw. The Smackdown Champions The Revival will most likely stay on Smackdown (although they were a Raw team). The Women tag team champions, the Kabuki Warriors, will be going from Smackdown to Raw.

Here are some of my predictions

Raw (sports entertainment focus):

Major: vacated championship. Kofi Kingston, Baron Corbin, Shinsuke Nakumura, Rusev, Cesaro, Alester Black, Bobby Lashley, Buddy Murphy, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton (only becasue of the lack of “star” power, he most likely will be Smackdown too.) Samoa Joe,

Minor: Shinsuke (yes he will most likely be a major player once he drops the title.), Cedric Alexander, Pete Dunne,  Bobby Roode, Sami Zayn

Women: Sasha Banks, Bayley, Ruby Riott, Natalya, Sarah Logan, Ronda Rousey (since Brock, Lesnar, Becky, and Charlotte will be on Smackdown, strong chance she could also be on Smackdown though.)

Tag: The New Day (attached to Kofi), Viking Experience, Lucha House Party (if broken up they will all be on Smackdown for Lucha Libre showcase),

Smackdown (wrestling focus): Most of the bigger superstars

  • Major: Brock Lesnar, Seth Rollins (after vacating universal title or losing it tonight.),  Braun Strowman, Roman Reigns, Cain Velasquez, Bray Wyatt, Drew McIntyr, Shaemus.
  • Minor: AJ Styles, Apollo Crews, Ricochet, The Miz, Dolph Zigler, Rey Mysterio, Andrade, Elias, Shorty Gable
  • Women: Charlotte, Becky, Naomi, Natalyia, Lacey Evans, Liv Morgan, Carmella
  • Tag Team: The Revival,  The Usos, Authors of Pain, Heavy Machinery

 

What are your predictions? Let me know in the comments.

 

Going Back to Basics

Hey…..I really have to come up with a nickname for you guys, women…people.

First of all I would like to say thank you for all the new followers for joining my page and to all of my previous followers. That goes for you too, FB, Twitter, Tumblr, and Linkedin followers.

As you all know, I’m still working on making this site about storytelling. Trying to find a theme that works both as graphic design and illustrating portfolio and a writing portfolio. So as I decided on what my major should be for my Masters, I’ve decided on New Media Journalism with Full Sail University. Hopefully, I get into the program. I see it as a chance to combine both writing and graphic design together.

Which brings me to my next piece of news. I’m going to be going back to writing articles. I was a little intimidated and overwhelm, but most of you became followers back in June when I was writing articles on sports and video games. Therefore to build my platform as a multimedia writer, I will be going back to writing articles and reviews. I’m going to be starting smaller though. I will only be focusing on wrestling and either basketball or football. Then maybe branching out to other sports. For video games I will start with Overwatch and a new game I just found out about, Smite.

I’m still working on tutorials for the Adobe products. However, to add more content here I will be posting more lessons and advice from what I’ve learned as a writer of three novels.

This means I will be adding new categories, especially to help with my separating my portfolio. The new writing categories will be as well at the tags.

  1. Narrative Writing: Novels, Comics, Scriptwriting. Series (example Favor of Ares)
  2. Expository Writing: Sports Articles, Video Game Articles, How To Write.
  3. Persuasive Writing: Sport Reviews, Video Game Reviews, Book Reviews.
  4. Descriptive Writing: Blog, Journal, Graphic Design Diary, Illustration Diary.

The goal is even when I put up graphic design and illustration pieces to write more in detail about them (Descriptive Writing). In fact most my art content will be located under descriptive writing with the appropriate tags. They will still have their specialized category under either graphic design or illustration.

I’m still deciding if each category will have their own pages or if I’m going to have one page and have them share it. I’m leaning towards different pages, since novels have their own page already.

Wow, I feel this is the first “blog” post I’ve done communicating with you all and it feels good. This past month has been mostly just posting the art and describing it, so it’s not as personal, in my opinion.

That’s it, again thank you for your support.

Look forward to talking to all of you stingers!!!!

This is Terrio Jenkins and remember to Be Terrific!

Persona 5 Unmasking the Joy

Hey, I hope you are all terrific today.

In the last two months I’ve had the joy of watching my cousin replay Persona 5. For those of you who haven’t played or watch it the Persona series is a series of urban fantasy roleplaying games. The series went under a soft reboot with Persona 3.

The basic gist is that you are the silent protagonist and end up living on your own. You then visit an extra-dimensional pocket world called the Velvet Room and after that receive the ability to summon your persona. A persona is basically your guardian spirit and a reflection of yourself.  Like most roleplaying games you then meet friends and they unlock their personas. You fight shadows that are like personas but they represent your dark side.

The game borrows heavily from the Arcana and you are always the “The Fool” which allows you to own, copy, merge, with other arcana personas.

The most interesting thing about Persona is that each game since 3 dwells more into the lore of shadows/personas. Now that is the non-gamer, quick and dirty version of what the game is.

Persona 5 is amazing. Now, I don’t claim to be a gamer, but I do appreciate good story-telling and behind sports games, roleplaying games are in my top three genres.

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Image is taken from  Joe Juba’s article at https://www.gameinformer.com/games/persona_5/b/playstation4/default.aspx

First off I love how the characters have more of a connection to each other than the characters from Persona 4. The game has darker themes that are different from its predecessor. The developers put a lot of detail in every aspect of the game. Including title and loading screens.

Watching him play Persona 5 made me a fan of the series after becoming a casual fan of Persona 4. The graphics are amazing and again the storytelling is on point. The youth coming together as phantom thieves and stealing the hearts of the corrupted to make them have a change of heart.

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Image is taken from https://ultimategamesweb.wordpress.com/2016/06/15/persona-5-gameplay-trailer-e3-2016/

There are no real spoilers here as my cousin is only playing the game a second time for me (at first for himself, but then I moved in and got hooked.) You can expect a full review once we finish and another one when I get my own.

Even the music is amazing. I know I can’t wait to get the chance to do a full review. I can’t believe I’m just now jumping on the bandwagon. At least now I’ll be ready Persona 5 Royal which is the new game coming out next year which will introduce a new main character, dialogue interactions, and art.

Stay tuned as I will report more information as I grow in my Persona fandom.

Terrio’s Take: The game has so many options and the last roleplaying game I enjoyed was Alpha Protocol, which is nowhere as good as the Persona games. The persona is awesome!

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Screenshot of Personal 5 Royal from the official website https://atlus.com/p5r/home.html