Finn Balor and Samoa Joe! Here’s todays morning warm up sketch of Finn Balor and Samoa Joe, now competing in NXT’s Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic as a Tag Team. I focused on action, dramatic poses and speed as I gave myself a 30 minute time limit to finish up the sketch.
NXT R EVOLUTION! The best thing going on in WWE right now is NXT! Great wrestlers. Great characters. Great wrestling. And something I really appreciate, it has great but simple storytelling. Nothing embodied all of those things than NXT’s special event, NXT: R-EVOLUTION. That show along with WrestleKingdom 9, got me excited about Pro Wrestling again. It inspired me to start doing NXT sketches every week in place of the Monday Night Draw sketches I do of Raw. This is the beginning of that, a print of pretty much every wrestler involved in NXT: R-Evolution.
Elimination Chamber: The Wyatt Family vs The Shield! I’m really enjoying the build to The Wyatt Family facing The Shield for the Elimination Chamber PPV. You have these two dominant heel factions that don’t back down from a fight, ready to battle each other to see who’s the baddest! I also see it as three unstoppable monsters, The Wyatts, going up against three elite warriors, The Shield. The Wyatt’s have delivered two amazing promos during this feud. One on Smackdown (which is my favorite so far) and one on Raw. Both were great and spooky, which is one of the reasons I enjoy the Wyatts so much. This week’s Monday Night Draw sketch is inspired by the one from Raw, while Ambrose and Reigns squabbled, the arena went dark and The Wyatt Family appeared on the Titantron.
With all that said, I’m also a fan of The Shield and waited to see how they responded. Their response pretty much said that they don’t believe in monsters and ghosts, a perfect badass retort. I was originally going to draw that moment as well, with the Wyatts in the ring and the Shield on the Tron, but I ran out of time. So…I know it’s inevitable that all three members of The Shield will go their separate ways and great things are in store for them when they do, but I really like the whole squabbling brothers dynamic they’ve had more recently and would like to see that last a little longer.
Will the Elimination Chamber be the beginning of the split between the trio? Will it set up a match between them at Wrestlemania? Only time will tell but it does seem to be going that way. What do you guys think? I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments.
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Antonio Cesaro’s Punch-Out! I’m out of town for the next few days on vacation, however I’m scheduling a few cool posts to go up during the week. I’m going to start with this video I ran across. It’s a match betweenAntonio Cesaro and Tyson Kidd with Nintendo’s ‘Punch-Out’sound effects added to it! This is so great! I couldn’t stop laughing at how perfect it was. I’m a big fan of Cesaro and Kidd. Tyson Kidd has been out with an injury recently and WWE hasn’t been doing a lot with him while he wasn’t injured. Cesaro however, continues to move up the ladder. I’m looking forward to where his career goes in the WWE.
Starting Daniel Bryan art print! Last week I posted up a poll on the Nightmare Pro Wrestling Facebook page and asked which two Pro Wrestling would people like to see me turn into art prints. The final results were Daniel Bryanand Rey Mysterio. Those two are going to be a blast to draw! Started off with designing the art print for Daniel Bryan, one of my favorite current wrestlers.
I’m planning on debuting the two prints at Comicpalooza this year. I’ll make sure to post up progress as I get more done.