Friday, August 19, 2011

Thoughts on WWE, TNA & UPWA and What Dr. Michael Devine is doing.

Dr. Michael "Big Daddy" Devine. I'm called Doctor because the way I operate in the ring, and Big Daddy because the way I do my thing.

Welcome to The Doctor's Report.

So I have some thoughts on WWE and TNA which I am going to share. Why? Because its my damn column and I can share what I want to share, savvy? Good. Okay may I continue, little jimmy? I thank you.

So I watched WWE's SummerSlam and I have to admit WWE's PPVs have been getting better. SummerSlam was not only good but it surprised me. Usually when I'm watching any wrestling PPV I am rarely, if ever surprised. SummerSlam surprised me. It surprised me BIG TIME. Not only was the event good, very good. All the matches deserved to be on the ppv...though I would have liked to have seen Beth Phoenix come out as the Diva's Champion but that is beside the point. The WWE and the World titles changed hands on the same ppv event (can't remember when that happened last or even that I cared). The arrival of Edge surprised me. I mean Christian hinted at some big event that would change things and I thought...Oh lord...Tomko returns. When Edge ran out I was shocked. But my shock did not end there. When Edge told his best friend that, and I am paraphrasing, that Christian had disgraced the World Championship and that the only way he would ever have the respect was to face Orton alone and then Edge left him in the ring to face the Viper. For some reason I thought Christian would still walk away as champion. Surprise! After a damn good match...Orton WINS!...The Sheamus/Mark Henry Match was better than I thought it was going to be. In my opinion it ended the way it should have. Mark Henry is the 'Silverback Gorilla'....King Kong....Imposing his will and being just a big mean nasty thuggin' and buggin' terror. There is more to come with Mark/Sheamus/Big Show (Oh yeah....don't forget him). There were many matches on that PPV that made me go...WOW this is WWE? The World Title match was the one that surprised me the most. First, John Cena looked better. I made the observation that when John Cena is placed in matches with someone who makes him wrestle, he does. CM Punk made Cena wrestle. When Cena was pinned with his foot under the rope I figured we were heading down the Cena complaining about his foot being under the rope and another CM Punk/Cena match. Then before my shocked eyes Kevin Nash jackknifed CM Punk much to the surprise of Triple H and the fans. I was so busy going WHAT THE HELL! Out came Alberto Del Rio to cash in his money in the bank, which I had completely forgot about. Alberto covered Punk to win. I left watching Summer Slam not feeling like I had lost hours of my life I would never get back, which I use to feel. I also found myself actually excited about the upcoming RAW for that following Monday. Monday Night RAW did not disappoint...there was Kevin Nash, Triple H, Stephanie McMahon Helmsley, John Cena, CM Punk. I think if WWE continues to do what it is doing now I could actually not only enjoy watching WWE again but actually look forward at being surprised.

Now to TNA. You know, I am really trying to stay solid with TNA. The one thing I am begging...BEGGING....B E G G I N G to happen is get rid of Hogan and Bischoff and the entire Immortal idea. Bring back the six sided ring (I liked it and it made TNA unique) and focus on the guys who were there for TNA from the beginning. Neither Hogan nor Bischoff have any busy in TNA they are leeches...vampires...parasites. Yes I said parasites. I know Hogan did a  lot for wrestling (good and bad) but he needs to sit down and stay out of the spot light. Bischoff...well HE IS a parasite. Bischoff is a snake oil salesman, who is only about himself. TNA rebranded itself into IMPACT Wrestling with "Wrestling Matters". Neither Hogan nor Bischoff believe that. TNA has so much good going for it and to have the upper crust littered with the likes of Hogan, Bischoff, Steiner and The Jarretts. The whole Eric Young aka "Crazy Boy" going off to defend the TV title against TV stars as gone from mildly amusing to completely annoying. There are some bright lights; The X Division, The Bound For Glory Series, the Tag Team Division. I love Ric Flair...he will always be the man BUT I do not want to see him wrestling again and the old age playboy gimmick is not the way a legend should go out. Flair would be a great manager and mentor for the likes of a Samoa Joe, Matt Morgan, Gunner or some other great young talent. TNA rebranded to IMPACT needs a reboot and needs to boot out a lot of the deadwood and get back to WRESTLING THAT MATTERS!

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So I got word that the UPWA show that was schedule for August 20th had been cancelled and that Power Pro Wrestling would be back in action for the fair season.

I was prepared for UPWA because as I said in my previous report myself, Ali Steele and D-Mac (Big Bad Bully) the more than a quarter ton of BIG STEELE are coming to UPWA to take the UPWA Tag Team Titles from Smooth Excellence. I have been advised by our agents at P&A (Pain & Agony) that Big Steele have been entered in the John J. Iradi Memorial Tag Team Tournament scheduled for October 8th and 9th. The winning team become number one contenders for the tag team titles. So to all the other tag teams in the tournament you better come with your mind made up, your insurance paid up and your will written because when you step in the ring with BIG STEELE you will be beaten up. Smooth Excellence, if you are still the tag team champions by the time BIG STEELE gets to you we just want you to remember that it's not personal, it's just business. You guys are the champions which means you are next on the BIG STEELE "BUST THAT ASS" list.

OH that reminds me...Ali Steele, D-Mac and myself were in Roseboro about two weeks ago for ACPW. D-Mac and myself were there to watch Ali Steele's back and it was a good thing because there were a couple of Roseboro rejects who wanted to try some of BIG STEELE on, especially some young punk kid who apparently was the brother of hill-billy zombie but not as smart. This fool wanted to get up in the faces of three men who have a total combined weight of 1,010 pounds. The three of us are straight up Gorillas and Guerrillas. So whoever you are, when you step to us you better remember this: GOD FORGIVES! WE DON'T!"

POWER PRO...FAIR SHOW! Yes, POWER PRO will be at the Moore County Fair (August 31, Sept 1 and Sept 2) and I will be there. Don't know whose neck I will be twisting but you can bet when Dr. Michael "Big Daddy" Devine hits the ring, it won't be nothing but a thing and somebody, somebody is gonna get dropped and if you don't know, now you know!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

To: Smooth Excellence, UPWA Tag Champions From: BIG STEELE

Well it seems to me, that there seems to be a tag team in the UPWA; who are talking big noise. There is only one problem when you make big noise, someone big comes around the corner ready to see what all the big noise is about.

Smooth Excellence, allow me to bring you some education by way of a formal introduction. The name is Devine, Dr. Michael "Big Daddy" Devine. Called The Doctor, because of the way I operate in the ring and BIG DADDY because of the way I do my thing. 20 plus years I have ruled the ring; undisputed and undeniably the king!

On July 30th I watched you. Smooth Excellence, as you went round and round with the Beasleys and won the UPWA tag team titles. My hats off to you, I give you a hand clap and a slap on the back for doing what you do and becoming the top team in the UPWA. You see I have been there...two times before, with L.A Tank. As the Dirty Rotten Scoundrels we held the UPWA tag team titles twice and were the longest reigning tag team champions in the UPWA. Now Tank is doing his thing as the Heavyweight champion and I find myself hungry for some gold of my own. Most of my wrestling career has been as a very successful tag team wrestler; it's more forte, it's what I do the best. So when I watched you two become tag team champions the fire in the pit of my stomach lit up and I knew it was time.

Now, L.A. Tank is otherwise occupied defending the heavyweight title and that is cool with me because I have a partner...or should I say mind who will help make the dream come true. It wasn't long ago when I was apart of another tag team, another very successful tag team. A very BIG tag team. A tag team who would hold tag team gold and were unstoppable. We imposed our will in and out of the ring. That team was hungry. That team was dedicated. That team was the real deal because that team was BIG STEELE!  Dr. Michael "Big Daddy" Devine and 'The Knock-out Artist" Ali Steele. At a combined weight of 660 pounds there was no tag team bigger or badder than Big Steele. We sold pain, agony and misery to our opponents 24/7 with a buy one, get one free discount. The name of the game was pain and Big Steele brought the pain. Cashing checks, breaking necks and winning belts that is the Big Steele way and now to the equation 3-B has been added...BIG BAD BULLY The D to the BIG Mac has our back and that means Big Steele just got BIGGER.

Now Smooth Excellence, we checked out your post match victory promo on YouTube. We heard you when you said "you were the best and that there was no tag team who could beat you." Oh, well now, pump your brakes and bake a cake because HOUSTON, we have a problem.
There is a tag team that can beat you. [BIG STEELE]
There is a tag team that will take the UPWA tag team titles from you. [BIG STEELE]
There is a tag team that hits harder than the Road Warriors, that's more devastating than Doom and that's hotter than Harlem Heat. [BIG STEELE]
And you boys are in luck. Guess who just signed up with UPWA and will be in the tag team division. I will give you three guesses and the first two don't count. Yup! you got it...BIG STEELE and we have one thing and one thing only in our sites and on our minds. THE UPWA TAG TEAM TITLES.

Now, we don't want you to take this personally, because it is not personal. The fact of the matter is this. You just happen the be the tag team champions. Just the luck of the draw, the roll of the dice, the way the cookie crumbled. It could have been the Beasleys or anyone else. Unfortunately, it's not anyone else, it's you two and that means your time as tag team champions will not be easy and sorry to say it won't be fun, either. But understand that if there is any tag team out there who understands and respects what you two have done in becoming tag team champions, it's Big Steele. We respect that and it is because of that respect that we are telling you, putting you on notice, making it known to one and all that Big Steele will be the next UPWA Tag Team Champions; no question and no doubt. Big Steele is the tag team that your momma warned you about. Remember when you were little, little boys and you would go running into the house scared out of your head and your momma would ask you "what's wrong with you, boy?" and you would take your momma by the hand as you stood behind her, pointing and saying "That's him momma, that's that man!" Here we are Smooth Excellence...we are 'That Man' and Big Steele will be the UPWA Tag Team Champions.

It's not personal, just business. You are the champions which means...YOU'RE NEXT!

The message was brought to you courtesy of Dr. Michael "Big Daddy" Devine, Ali Steele and "Big Bad Bully" D-Mac known collectively as BIG STEELE...straight up breakin' backs, kickin' ass and makin' cash!

And if you didn't know...NOW you know!

Monday, August 1, 2011




UPWA (UNITED PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING ASSOCIATION): Saturday night UPWA held it's event in Wilmington, NC. The main event was an I Quit Match for the UPWA's World Title. This match had World Champion L.A. Tank facing off against DJINN. Of course in an I Quit Match there are no holds barred. This match was the culmination of a two year battle between L.A. Tank and the members of Brower Enterprises. There were tables, ladders, chairs, trash cans, lids...everything including the kitchen sink. Even with the help of Donald Brower and Christopher McKenzie, L.A. Tank was able to pull off a victory, retain his title and end the feud between himself and Brower Enterprises. So who is next for the UPWA World Champion?

Besides the main event there was a match that most people said stole the show. It was the semi main event and it featured yours truly, Michael Devine vs Steve Prestige. Now Prestigious Steve is 21 years old, stands 6ft 6in tall, blond haired, blue eyed, lean body. Michael Devine...44 years old, 20 plus years as a professional wrestler, 6ft 3in tall...A BIG BLACK BALD MAN. Steve hit me with his version of the RKO, which I tell you I'm still feeling the effects of. Unfortunately for him I fell out of the ring. Steve maybe all "Capt. America" but when a 300 lbs man is dead weight on the floor and you have to get him in the ring, it makes life put. He hit me with a high knee (ala Harley Race & Triple H), a leg drop across the second rope and a neckbreaker...but I kept on kicking out and never quit. Finally I brought down DEVINE FURY upon him with my clawhold chokeslam. Steve never had a chance.

Now, two titles changed hands in UPWA. A new cruiserweight champion and new tag team champions. The only reason I am mentioning the cruiserweight match, its because of what happened after that match, which I will discuss later. The tag team match interest me because of one thing. I am in my heart and soul a tag team wrestler and one of the best. The new tag champions....Smooth Excellence defeated the father and son tag team of The Beasleys. Now, earlier before the UPWA event began, I watched this tag team in the ring 'working out'. I made the comment...or rather asked them 'if they had a hot date that they were later for, since they were going so fast." Needless to say one member of the team (not knowing he was being addressed by a man who was wrestling while he was still sucking on his mommy's titty) was disrespectful towards me. I started to knock his head off his shoulders. So I watched their match and when they one I formulated my plan after I made one phone call. A phone call to the one man I know would help me put Smooth Excellence and the whole of UPWA's tag team division on notice. On August 20th, 2011 in Wilmington, NC the tag team of 'Big Daddy 'Michael Devine and Ali Steele (BIG STEELE) will be making our debut and appearance in UPWA with one thing on our minds....THE UPWA TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP! At a combined weight of 660 lbs (over a quarter of a ton!!!) Big Steele is the largest tag team and at 6ft 5 and 6ft 3 respectively, we are the tallest tag team to enter UPWA. All the fans of Big Steele get your wagons ready and come to Wilmington NC and UPWA where Big Steele will show the UPWA why we hit harder than the Road Warriors, more dangerous than DOOM and hotter than Harlem Heat. When you are in the ring against Big Steele, it's not personal, you were just next.

Another thing happened in UPWA last night, during the cruiserweight match. Instead of me talking about it just check out the video, that's if you have not already seen it on Facebook and/or YouTube.

Hmmmmmmmm! Young Bludz! I have a feeling there is more to come and there will be blood!


There is a rumor going around on Facebook in the PPW Facebook group. Not everyone knows the rumor, which was started by the head of Power Pro Wrestling, Jimbo "Dick Foley" Fox. He has not revealed the rumor. Well I know the rumor and right here on the Doctor's Report I am going to tell you what the rumor is. 

The Rumor is