Forging a Bond

Our bond is unbreakable.

Believe me, I’ve tried.
Through pain, jealousy, anger,
or whatever else drove me,
I tried to shatter that
bond with a red-hot fury.

But you didn’t leave.
You stayed put.

Sure, you might have been
pissed off at me for a couple
of days, but you didn’t leave.

You didn’t tell me go fuck
myself and block me.
You didn’t go silent
and pretend to acknowledge me.

You stayed.

You saw right through everything,
and stared at something that
you only could see.

And I thank you.

We may not know what this
bond of our is going to forge.
It’s certainly something that
I know isn’t just going to break.

Long down the road, we won’t be talking
daily. But that’s just the
natural progression of life. We
get busy.  Plans change.
But we’ll still be here for
each other.

Our bond may be chipped,
cracked and bent, but
it hasn’t broken.

It’s growing stronger.

Copyright Bau “Baumeister” Johnson
February 23, 2017
Originally found on deviantart.com 

Hauling It In #1

Hello everyone! Welcome to a rare feature, which I’m calling “Hauling It In”. There are times where I feel like I should spoil myself. I know, I know. I shouldn’t spoil myself and work on getting a place of my own to live. And I’m working on that slowly. It’ll be better one I get my tags and plates for my vehicle taken care of this month. Anyway, on with the post!


Here be the boxes! Figure it’d be faster to send them as fast as possible.


Little package first!


The game I’ve been waiting to play since I saw it at E3 last year! So hyped!


Next box already opened!


One of my want-to-reads for a couple of months now! Boring black cover underneath the dust jacket though.


Last box opened!


I missed The Dark Tower series, and I’m looking forward to getting back into it after a while. And I’m adding to my squad of Funko figures.


All together now! Thanks for dropping by! Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

Random Things #8

Hello everyone, and welcome to another edition of “Random Things”! Did you enjoy your Thanksgiving? Was yours filled with lots of good food and great interactions with your family? I hope so.  As for me? I worked.  Yeah, I really haven’t worked a job that allowed me to have holidays off since I was in college (and that’s only because I worked for the university, and they closed for the holidays).  Anyway, let’s dive into our weekly collection of clips and songs.

Let’s start off with another heavy hitter from the Doctor Who universe, shall we? This is, by far, one of the most MOVING episodes, and it answers an old question “what happens if we take someone from the past and show them their influence on our world today?” To see the emotion on Van Gogh’s face as our museum curator explains what he thinks about him is very touching, and makes me think someone is cutting an onion.  Cut it out guys.

Sooooo…every now and then I go into a bit of a Disney kick, and listen to some of my favorite songs produced by them from their movies.  And this is one of them.  Not only do I love Olaf and his innocent nature (and his obliviousness), but seriously, this song is awesome!

Speaking of Disney, this trailer is awesome! I love that they did the Disney open with Beast’s castle, and moved on from there.  I’m really excited for this movie, for there is a lot of potential here for some wonderful moments.  Question is: Will they sing?

I heard about this show, and to be honest, I was a little iffy on the premise.  But, then I saw The Rock’s performance…and laughed my butt off.  It’s the only one I’ve seen that I’ve liked, but go check it out.  There might be something you like there.

That’s it for now folks.  Thanks for tuning in and rocking out.  Until next time, I am the Baumeister, and I have been, obediently yours.

What I Find Weird About WCW

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Hello everyone! Wrestling has always been kind of an escape for me.  A way to take my mind off things and just chill.  Since the Mrs. and I are going through a divorce, I’ve dived head first into wrestling.  Specifically, World Championship Wrestling.  It’s been one of my goals to watch through all of the classic wrestling content on the WWE Network.  And so, naturally, I dived right on into WCW Nitro.  Now, as of this writing, I’m only up through World War 3 1995.  But, there are some interesting things that I’ve noticed about the wrestling in WCW.  So, let’s dive right on in shall we?

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This is one of the oddest topics on this list.  The referees seem a lot more…hands on in the pinning sequence than the referees in WWE.  Now, I’m not an expert on being a referee.  Nor do I remember what the WWE referees do during a near fall during this time period.  But, it takes away from the realism for me when I see Nick Patrick counting for a pin, and after the count of 2, he see his hand snake underneath the down shoulder to help start the kickout.  Again, it’s maybe just me watching more of the current day product, but it just bothers me.

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Now, the WCW Cruiserweight Division had a slightly heavier weight classification than WWE’s upcoming division.  However, in my opinion at least, the matches between the Cruiserweights on Nitro are usually the best matches of the night.  Eddie Guerrero, Chris Benoit and Dean Malenko are the pioneers of the WCW Cruiserweight division, and we should be thankful that without these three exceptional athletes, we may not have had the Cruiserweight division.

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This bugs me.  Now, I’ve been watching Nitro on the WWE Network, so other than the PPVs and Clash of the Champions, Nitro is the only weekly show we have available.  So, when it came to Halloween Havoc, up until the last Nitro before the PPV, the only matches that I knew about were The Giant vs Hulk Hogan in a Monster Truck, and in the ring.  But, we also got a brief mentioning about a possibility of Luger vs Savage if they won their matches at Halloween Havoc.  Now, I get that there is a second, hour-long program that WCW was airing on Saturday Nights at 6:05 EST, but even still, there should have been at least more than a quick mention of these matches rather a minimum of three promos a Nitro devoted to Hogan vs The Giant.

Well, that’s about all I’ve got for Nitro.  There are some good things, and there are some bad things.  But, the product, at least for right now, is enjoyable.  Until next time, I am The Baumeister, and I have been obediently yours.

Time of the Fall: RAW #1180

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Live Version:

  • Kevin Owens defeated Neville (9:13)
  • Titus O’Neil defeated Stardust (4:15)
  • Becky Lynch defeated Charlotte with Ric Flair (10:46)
  • Big Show vs Ryback went to a No Contest (1:10)
  • The League of Nations (Alberto Del Rio and Rusev) defeated The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) (13:23)
  • Heath Slater with Bo Dallas, Adam Rose and Curtis Axel defeated Dolph Ziggler (4:37)
  • The New Day (Big E, Kofi Kingston and Xavier Woods) defeated Kalisto and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) (16:38)
  • WWE World Heavyweight Champion Roman Reigns defeated Sheamus with Vince McMahon as Special Guest Referee (18:16)

Time of the Fall: RAW #1169

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Live Version:

  • The New Day (Big E, Xavier Woods and Kofi Kingston) defeated John Cena and The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) (8:35)
  • Team Bella (Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox) with Brie Bella defeated Team B.A.D. (Sasha Banks and Naomi) with Tamina Snuka (8:48)
  • Seth Rollins defeated Ryback (4:06)
  • King Barrett, Sheamus and Rusev defeated Dolph Ziggler, Cesaro and Neville (12:54)
  • Charlotte with Becky Lynch defeated Brie Bella with Nikki Bella and Alicia Fox (5:31)
  • Kevin Owens defeated Mark Henry (3:39)
  • The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt, Erick Rowan and Braun Strowman) defeated Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns and Seth Rollins by Disqualification (14:04)

John Cena-Win/Loss Single Matches

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John Cena has been a part of WWE television since 2002.  And ever since he first won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, he has been the face of the company.  The man has been an unstoppable force, by winning title after title; conquering foe after foe.  So, I’m going to look at his single match accomplishments.  Breaking it down year by year; opponent by opponent.

Figures were pulled off of cagematch.net’s database.  Includes all WWE PPV and televised singles matches from June 27, 2002 to December 31, 2014

John Cena’s Overall Televised Singles Record: 256-85-23

  • 2002 Win-Loss Record: 14-7
  • 2003 Win-Loss Record: 20-11
  • 2004 Win-Loss Record: 23-4
  • 2005 Win-Loss Record: 22-3-2
  • 2006 Win-Loss Record: 29-6-2
  • 2007 Win-Loss Record: 18-7-2 (Suffered a torn pectorial muscle)
  • 2008 Win-Loss Record: 13-5-1 (Herniated disc in neck)
  • 2009 Win-Loss Record: 23-9-4
  • 2010 Win-Loss Record: 18-9-4
  • 2011 Win-Loss Record: 16-10-2
  • 2012 Win-Loss Record: 22-5-4
  • 2013 Win-Loss Record: 16-4-1 (Triceps Tear)
  • 2014 Win-Loss Record: 22-5-1

Individual records against other Superstars (List goes in alphabetical order)

  1. Akio: 1-0
  2. Alberto Del Rio: 7-2
  3. Alex Riley: 3-0
  4. Armando Alejandro Estrada: 1-0
  5. Balls Mahoney: 1-0
  6. Batista: 4-2
  7. Billy Gunn: 0-1
  8. Billy Kidman: 1-1
  9. Bobby Lashley: 1-0
  10. Booker T: 6-1
  11. Bray Wyatt: 3-1
  12. Brock Lesnar: 2-4
  13. Carlito: 4-2-1
  14. Cesaro: 3-0
  15. Chavo Guerrero Jr: 4-0
  16. Chris Benoit: 3-2
  17. Chris Jericho: 10-1-2
  18. Chris Masters: 4-0
  19. Christian: 1-0
  20. Chuck Palumbo: 2-0
  21. CM Punk: 6-6-2
  22. Cody Rhodes: 3-0
  23. Curtis Axel: 0-2
  24. D-Von Dudley: 3-1
  25. Daivari: 1-0
  26. Damien Sandow: 3-0
  27. Daniel Bryan: 2-1
  28. Danny Basham: 1-0
  29. Danny DeNucci: 1-0
  30. Darren Young: 2-0
  31. David Otunga: 5-0
  32. Dean Ambrose: 0-1
  33. Dolph Ziggler: 4-1-1
  34. Doug Basham: 1-0
  35. Eddie Guerrero: 1-3
  36. Edge: 11-5-2
  37. Eric Bischoff: 1-0
  38. Erick Rowan: 2-0
  39. Finlay: 1-0
  40. Funaki: 2-0
  41. Heath Slater: 2-0
  42. Jack Swagger: 4-0
  43. JBL: 6-1
  44. Jeff Hardy: 1-0
  45. Jesus: 1-0
  46. John Laurinaitis: 0-1
  47. Johnny Nitro: 5-0
  48. Jonathan Coachman: 2-0-1
  49. Justin Gabriel: 1-0
  50. Kane: 4-0-2
  51. Kenny: 1-0
  52. Kenzo Suzuki: 2-0
  53. Kevin Federline: 0-1
  54. Kurt Angle: 3-5
  55. Lita: 1-0
  56. Luke Harper: 3-0
  57. Luther Reigns: 1-0
  58. Mark Henry: 4-0-1
  59. Matt Striker: 1-0
  60. Michael Cole: 1-0
  61. Mr. Kennedy: 2-0
  62. Muhammad Hassan: 1-0
  63. Orlando Jordan: 4-1
  64. Paul London: 1-0
  65. R-Truth: 1-2
  66. Randy Orton: 12-7-1
  67. Rene Dupree: 5-1
  68. Rey Mysterio: 2-0
  69. Rhyno: 4-1
  70. Rico: 1-0
  71. Rikishi: 2-2
  72. Rob Van Dam: 1-1-1
  73. Ryback: 4-0-1
  74. Sabu: 2-0
  75. Sakoda: 1-0
  76. Santino Marella: 1-0
  77. Seth Rollins: 4-1-1
  78. Shawn Michaels: 2-3-1
  79. Sheamus: 2-3-2
  80. Shelton Benjamin: 2-0
  81. Snitsky: 2-0
  82. Spanky: 1-0
  83. Ted DiBiase Jr: 1-0-1
  84. Tensai: 5-1
  85. Test: 1-0
  86. The Big Show: 9-4-1
  87. The Great Khali: 2-2
  88. The Miz: 10-3
  89. The Rock: 1-1
  90. The Undertaker: 2-2-1
  91. Triple H: 1-3-1
  92. Tyson Tomko: 1-0
  93. Umaga: 5-1
  94. Vince McMahon: 1-0
  95. Viscera: 1-0
  96. Wade Barrett: 3-1
  97. Zach Gowen: 1-0
  98. Zack Ryder: 1-0

There you have it ladies and gentlemen.  As you can see, John Cena can be a force to be reckoned with.  Out of the 98 different competitors that he has face off with, he has a losing record with only 12 competitors. That’s an incredible feat.  And with that, I leave you to ponder.  I’ll be back next time to take a look at another WWE Superstar and their individual rankings.  Until next time, I have been Lord Baumeister.