For the Love of Money: Episode One

Introduction page

Day One
The contestants all arrive at the house and are shown to their living quarters. The women are shown to the west wing of the mansion, which is where they will be staying. Blonde bombshells Eva and Tiffany quickly form a friendship due to similar interests.
ALLIANCE MADE: Eva and Tiffany (Blonde Ambition)

Natalie and Amara quickly deduce that they are among the youngest of the competition, and form a friendship.
ALLIANCE MADE: Natalie and Amara (The Young Bucks)

The men are shown to the east wing of the mansion. Ryan and Joey seem to form a quick friendship, and share their aspirations and goals in the competition.
ALLIANCE MADE: Joey and Ryan (Man Power)

The contestants get ready for the opening cocktail night, where the men and women are to meet each other for the first time. The cocktail party arrives, and the men and women all exchange greetings. Amara and Natalie meet Hayden and Shane, and the young participants figure out that they are the youngest in the competition. Hayden suggests the four stick together and form an alliance against the older contestants. Shane agrees, saying the young group won’t be taken as a threat. Amara and Natalie eventually agree.
ALLIANCE CHANGE: Amara, Hayden, Natalie and Shane (The Young Bucks)

Tiffany meets David, and the two bond over their similar professions. Chase tries his luck with Eva, who doesn’t show any interest in the young and vain model. The contestants are told that they will be split into two teams, decided by two team captains, whom will be determined by the first challenge of the competition. Eric begins flirting with the stern Veronica, who shows him little interest. Norah expresses her feminist views in a discussion, and Eva openly disagrees with her. The feisty Norah soon fires off at Eva, who fights back, with the back-up of Tiffany. Kelly comes to Norah’s aid, and soon, Liren jumps in and supports Norah and Kelly. Veronica stays out of the argument while the other women begin mouthing off at each other. Eva and Tiffany quickly leave the cocktail party, and David soon disappears. The rest of the contestants soon return to bed, besides Eric, Veronica, Chase and Kelly. Eric and Veronica have a hushed conversation and almost kiss. Meanwhile, Kelly attempts to woo the handsome Chase, but to no avail.

Day Two
The following morning, the contestants receive instructions on the first challenge of the game: a 5km race. The first two contestants to pass the finishing line will be the captains of their respective teams, with the first place contestant getting the first pick.
CHALLENGE – 5km Race
All of the contestants line up to begin the race, and the gun soon goes off. Ryan, Joey and Kelly are quickly in the lead, meanwhile Shane and Natalie trail behind at the end. Chase keeps a steady pace near the front with Luca not far behind. Eva and Tiffany stick with each other, and Tiffany uses her charm to earn David’s aid in the race, which noticeably irritates Norah and Liren. Hayden and Veronica keep a steady pace behind the two bubbly blondes, meanwhile Hayden’s allies Shane, Natalie and Amara are at the back of the pack. As the race nears the end, it’s clear that Ryan and Kelly are going to be the first two across the line, with Joey a slight distance behind them both. The first one to cross the line is Ryan, and moments later, Kelly crosses the line. The other contestants finally arrive, with Eric coming in last place.
Results in order: Ryan, Kelly, Joey, Chase, Luca, Veronica, Eva, Tiffany, David, Hayden, Norah, Shane, Liren, Amara, Natalie, Eric.
Since he came first, Ryan gets the first pick for Team Red. Ryan quickly chooses Joey. For Team Blue, Kelly chooses Veronica, which irks Chase as he came in fourth. Ryan chooses Chase, much to his relief, and Kelly picks Luca. Ryan follows it up by choosing David, and Norah quickly accuses Ryan of trying to form an all-male team, and Liren agrees. Kelly chooses Hayden, which annoys Eva and Tiffany, who finished the race before him. After hearing Norah and Liren’s accusations, Ryan picks Eva, and Kelly counters by choosing Norah. Norah makes a snide remark saying she wouldn’t want to work with Ryan anyway. Eva persuades Ryan to pick Tiffany, and he does. Kelly chooses Liren, and Ryan follows it up by picking Shane.  Kelly picks Amara, which leaves the last two: Natalie and Eric. Due to his position in the race, Ryan picks Natalie, and Eric heads to Team Blue.
TEAM RED – Ryan, Joey, Chase, David, Eva, Tiffany, Shane and Natalie

TEAM BLUE – Kelly, Veronica, Luca, Hayden, Norah, Liren, Amara and Eric

After the challenge, the contestants return to the house. Norah initiates an argument with Ryan about his predominantly male team, and is quickly backed by Liren and Kelly. Joey steps in to back up Ryan, and Chase jumps in to stop the argument, which upsets Kelly.  Norah, Liren and Kelly agree to have each other’s backs and form an alliance.
ALLIANCE MADE: Kelly, Liren and Norah (Girls Unite)

Luca begins admiring Eva and Tiffany and tries to woo them with his cooking. The Young Bucks meet up secretly and say they will not be targeted because they aren’t viewed as a big threat in the game. Kelly tries to apologise to Chase for not picking him, but he is not impressed. Ryan and Joey notice this, and try to get Chase on their side. Chase eventually agrees to have their back.
ALLIANCE CHANGE: Chase, Joey and Ryan (Man Power)

David steals Tiffany away from Eva and Luca. Chase tries to cut in on Eva and Luca’s conversation, which angers the chef. The Young Bucks agree to keep their alliance a secret. Eric tries to seduce Veronica, but it doesn’t work.

Day Three
The following morning, both teams receive their official uniforms, and the introduction of the second challenge. Each team must build a kart out of the materials supplied which can hold four people, meanwhile the other four people must pull/push the kart through a race track. The first team across the finishing line wins, and is same from elimination. The losing team must nominate three people for elimination, where the first eliminated contestant will be decided by the viewing audience. The person with the most votes will be eliminated, and in case of a tie, the ultimate decision will be made by the opposing team captain.
CHALLENGE – Build a Kart Race
Team Red elect for Eva, Tiffany, Shane and Natalie to sit in the kart, while Ryan, Joey, Chase and David will transport it. Team Blue have Veronica, Norah, Liren and Amara sitting in the kart, with Kelly, Luca, Hayden and Eric moving the kart, with Kelly purposely saying that Eric’s weight would’ve slowed the kart down. The challenge starts, and Man Power quickly work well together to construct the kart, where Shane and David try to contribute where needed. Eva and Tiffany noticeably do not contribute much, rather discussing the attractiveness of each male contestant. Meanwhile on Team Blue, Kelly has taken charge of her team, with Luca, Hayden and Veronica being her go-to team members. Red have their kart up and ready first, and they begin their journey. David trips and hurts his knee, which slows the team down, but he gets up and keeps pushing. Blue finally have their kart ready and start pulling. Kelly realises that keeping the unfit Eric out of the kart may have been a bad decision. David’s sore knee really slows the team down, to the point where Blue quickly catches up to them. However, Red is first to cross the finish line, with Blue not far behind.
WINNER: Team Red
Red celebrate their efforts, while Blue are disappointed that they will be short a team member tomorrow night. Eva and Tiffany are proud of their team, and begin flirting with Luca and David. Eric is annoyed that Luca is chatting with the enemies. Norah and Liren notice Eva and Tiffany’s flirting, and declare their disliking of them. Kelly confesses her hatred for Eva, but doesn’t admit it’s because Chase likes Eva, not her. The Young Bucks meet up together secretly, and Shane and Natalie agree to try and keep Hayden and Amara safe from elimination. Eric is down on himself for performing poorly in the challenge, and Veronica attempts to cheer him up.
NOMINATION #1
Blue meet up in the nomination room, ready to put three of their team members up for elimination. Kelly nominates Eric for being the weakest link. Veronica, having a special admiration for Eric, disagrees, and suggests that Amara is the weakest link and votes for her. Luca votes for Liren, and Liren retorts by saying he only nominated her because he is in cahoots with Eva and Tiffany. Hayden nominates Eric, and Norah goes to nominate Eric, but changes her mind openly and goes for Luca. Liren also nominates Luca out of pettiness, which shocks Kelly, who acknowledges that Luca is a strong team player. Amara nominates Eric for being the weakest link, and Eric agrees with Veronica and nominates Amara. With three votes for Eric, two for Luca and Amara, and one for Liren, the first trio up for elimination is decided.
UP FOR ELIMINATION: Eric, Luca and Amara

Vote now to see who will be the first contestant from For the Love of Money to be eliminated from the game!

My WrestleMania 33, according to TEW 2016

In case you weren’t satisfied with the real WrestleMania 33.

WrestleMania 33 has come by and gone quicker than you can say “Sable deserves to be in the WWE Hall of Fame”. But if you’re looking for some more Mania fun slash shenanigans, then I simulated my own version of WrestleMania 33 on my TEW 2016 simulator. Read below for the results of the show.

Welcome to WidowMania 33!

PRE-SHOW
Pre-Show Match 1:
Smackdown Live – Sami Zayn vs. Samoa Joe
Samoa Joe has had a problem with the success of former Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn, resulting in unpredictable attacks on the redhaired fan-favourite. Sami has fought back against the Destroyer, and the two looked to settle their differences at the Grandest Stage of Them All.
WINNER: Samoa Joe via pinfall

Pre-Show Match 2:
Raw – Alberto Del Rio vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
Ever since Shinsuke debuted on the Raw roster, Alberto has taken exception to the strong fan following of the Japanese superstar. Nakamura defeated Del Rio in his main roster debut, but Del Rio wasn’t about to let the same mistake happen again.
WINNER: Alberto Del Rio via pinfall

Pre-Show Match 3:
Interbrand – The Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal
Following the success of the first ever Women’s Rumble, WWE gave the inaugural Fabulous Moolah Memorial Battle Royal the greenlight, the female counterpart to the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. Superstars from Raw and Smackdown Live will compete to see who would be the first trophy holder.
WINNER: Nikki Bella from Smackdown Live

Pre-Show Match 4:
Interbrand – The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal
The Raw roster had banded together for this battle royal to make sure one of their guys won the trophy, even with lingering problems between them. The Smackdown Live roster were looking to make sure that both trophies came to the blue brand.
WINNER: Braun Strowman from Raw

MAIN CARD
Match 1:
Smackdown Live – Smackdown Tag Team Champions The Usos (Jey Uso and Jimmy Uso) vs. The Revival (Dash Wilder and Scott Dawson) vs. Bad Influence (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) vs. Breezango (Fandango and Tyler Breeze) in a four-way elimination match for the Smackdown Tag Team Championships
The Usos were the inaugural Smackdown Tag Team Champions, and are now in their second reign after defeating Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan. The Smackdown tag team division want to put up a credible challenge to the Samoan champions in this elimination-style match.
WINNERS: The Usos via pinfall over the Revival to retain the Smackdown Tag Team Championships; Bad Influence were first eliminated, followed by Breezango

Match 2:
Raw – Chris Jericho vs. Kevin Owens
Former best friends turned bitter enemies go into battle as Y2J takes on KO. This incredibly physical rivalry will finally culminate at WrestleMania after many backstage assaults and in-ring brawls.
WINNER: Chris Jericho via pinfall

Match 3:
Smackdown Live – Shane McMahon vs. Cody Rhodes w/ Brandi Rhodes
Cody Rhodes feels that Smackdown Live Commissioner Shane McMahon has been treating him unfairly, and took his frustrations out on him. Thinking he wouldn’t retaliate, Rhodes was surprised when McMahon fought back, and challenged him to a match at WrestleMania.
WINNER: Cody Rhodes via pinfall after a distraction from Brandi

Match 4:
Raw – United States Champion Finn Balor vs. Cesaro vs. Sheamus vs. Neville for the United States Championship
Currently the longest reigning champion in WWE, Finn Balor has beaten every challenger thrown his way. Now facing three formidable opponents, the Irish champion looks to retain his championship at WrestleMania.
WINNER: Finn Balor via pinfall on Neville to retain the United States Championship

Match 5:
Smackdown Live – The Wyatt Family (Bray Wyatt and Erick Rowan) vs. Zack Sabre Jr. and Dolph Ziggler in a Steel Cage Elimination Match
Dolph’s problems with the Wyatts looked to hinder him as the numbers worked against him, so he called in back-up in the form of main roster debuting Zack Sabre Jr. Bray now has his opponents trapped in a steel cage with no escape, and Rowan is more than happy to serve his master.
WINNER: Dolph Ziggler via pinfall on Bray Wyatt; Erick Rowan was first eliminated, followed by Zack Sabre Jr.

Match 6:
Raw – Raw Women’s Champion Sasha Banks vs. AJ Lee vs. Eve Torres vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship
The Boss has shown a different side of her recently, turning her back on the WWE Universe. After a triple threat match between AJ, Torres and Flair ended in a no contest, Stephanie McMahon declared that Sasha would defend her title in a fatal four way.
WINNER: Eve Torres via pinfall on Sasha Banks to become the New Raw Women’s Champion

Match 7:
Smackdown Live – Ryback w/ Smackdown Women’s Champion Eva Marie vs. Randy Orton
When John Cena defeated Ryback and Randy Orton to become the no#1 contender for the World Championship, Ryback blamed Orton for the loss and took out his anger on the Apex Predator. The two main eventers will finally clash at WrestleMania, with the devious and cunning Smackdown Women’s Champion Eva Marie on the outside.
WINNER: Randy Orton via pinfall

Match 8:
Raw – Raw Tag Team Champions The Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) vs. Avalon (Hugo Knox and Jon Cutler) w/ Satisfaction vs. The Club (Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows) vs. Enzo Amore and Big Cass for the Raw Tag Team Championships in a four-way ladder match
The Dudley Boyz have reigned supreme on their division for the past four months, and with the debut of Satisfaction’s new team in Hugo Knox and Jon Cutler, the Raw tag team division looks to shake up, culminating in this high-stakes ladder match.
WINNERS: The Dudley Boyz via title retrieval to retain the Raw Tag Team Championships

Match 9
Smackdown Live – Intercontinental Champion Baron Corbin vs. Dean Ambrose for the Intercontinental Championship
Dean Ambrose defeated the Miz to become the #1 contender for the Intercontinental Championship, and Baron Corbin looked to injure the Lunatic Fringe and make sure he didn’t make it to WrestleMania. But Ambrose is here, and looks to take the title from Corbin once and for all.
WINNER: Baron Corbin via pinfall to retain the Intercontinental Championship

Match 10
Raw – Brock Lesnar w/ Sable vs. Bobby Roode
When Bobby Roode first challenged Brock Lesnar at WrestleMania, the Beast Incarnate and his wife Sable thought it was a joke. Roode wouldn’t take no for an answer, and got into a verbal war with Sable until she finally accepted on Brock’s behalf. Beating Roode in tag team contests, Lesnar was confident he would make short work of Roode at WrestleMania.
WINNER: Bobby Roode via pinfall

Match 11
Smackdown Live – Smackdown Women’s Champion Eva Marie vs. Paige for the Smackdown Women’s Championship
Eva Marie has managed to avoid the women of the Smackdown Live by using her client Ryback to her advantage, faking injuries, and choosing to defend her title in Bra and Panties matches. Then-Raw superstar Paige won the first ever Women’s Rumble, and crossed over to Smackdown to shut up Eva Marie for good. With Ryback banned from ringside, how will Eva Marie fare on her own?
WINNER: Paige via pinfall to become the New Smackdown Women’s Champion

Match 12
Raw – Roman Reigns vs. Triple H w/ Stephanie McMahon
Triple H cost Roman Reigns a shot at the Universal Championship when he distracted Roman in the Royal Rumble long enough for Seth to capitalise and toss him out. Roman is out for revenge, and the Cerebral Assassin is more than happy to give him what he wants.
WINNER: Roman Reigns via pinfall

Match 13
Smackdown Live – World Champion AJ Styles vs. John Cena for the World Championship
AJ Styles has been a fighting champion, defeating the likes of Samoa Joe, Dean Ambrose, Ryback and Randy Orton to retain his gold. John Cena has beaten AJ before, and challenged AJ to one more match at WrestleMania to see who is truly the Face that Runs the Place.
WINNER: AJ Styles via pinfall to retain the World Championship

Match 14
Raw – Universal Champion CM Punk vs. Seth Rollins w/ Satisfaction for the Universal Championship
After winning the Royal Rumble thanks to Triple H, it was no surprise that Seth Rollins bid his time to strike on the new Universal Champion in CM Punk. With only a short title reign under his belt, the Straight Edge Superstar looks to continue his run by defeating the 2017 Royal Rumble winner in the main event at WrestleMania.
WINNER: Seth Rollins via pinfall to become the New Universal Champion

Yeah. Pretty sure my Mania was better than the real one. Soz Roman.

– by Noah La’ulu

My Wrestlemania 30, according to TEW 2013

I have enough time to pretend to run a wrestling company and run this site. I must be Superman.

TEW 2013, or Total Extreme Wrestling 2013 for those of you who aren’t in the know, is a wrestling simulator where the player can choose to book or totally own his/her own wrestling company. At first, with the default database, players can choose from fictitious wrestling companies with cartoonified wrestling personalities.

If you download the right database, of course, then you can run (or pretend to run) real life companies such as WWE and TNA. Me? I’ve been a WWE guy all my life.

How would Wrestlemania 30 have turned out if main evented by Daniel Bryan and CM Punk? (SOURCE: Miguel Discart's Flickr photostream)

How would Wrestlemania 30 have turned out if main evented by Daniel Bryan and CM Punk? (SOURCE: Miguel Discart’s Flickr photostream)

We all know what happened at the REAL Wrestlemania 30 – Daniel Bryan beating Triple H and then going on to beat Randy Orton and Batista to become the underdog World Heavyweight Champ – but that wasn’t my Wrestlemania 30. In fact, while it had its similarities, it was far from my Wrestlemania 30.

Now, as a way to fill space on my website, I present to you… Noah’s Wrestlemania 30!

Wrestlemania 30 Match card (in order of appearance):
Pre-show
Eddie Edwards wins a 30-man over-the-top-rope battle royal in his debut match
The Bella Twins (Brie and Nikki) (c) defeated Aksana and Tamina to retain the WWE Divas Tag Team Championships
Davey Richards (w/ Satisfaction) defeated Alberto Del Rio and Mike Bennett (w/ Eva Marie) in a triple-threat match
Kaitlyn won a Divas Battle Royal

Main card
Match #1
Randy Orton w/ Stacy Keibler vs. Christian
Ever since costing him a World title opportunity, Christian has had it in for Randy Orton. The two men had embroiled in several unsanctioned brawls and beatdowns and they were finally given the chance to settle their differences at Wrestlemania.
Winner: Randy Orton

Match #2
The Kings of Wrestling (Antonio Cesaro and Kassius Ohno) (c) vs. The Shield (Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins) vs. Brute Force (Jon Cutler and Mason Ryan) w/ Satisfaction vs. The Briscoes (Jay and Mark Briscoe) w/ Audrey Marie for the WWE Tag Team Championships
The Kings of Wrestling were praised when they defeated Ryback and manager Satisfaction for the WWE Tag Team Championships. Unhappy with this, Satisfaction set Brute Force after them. Meanwhile, the Briscoes and the Shield had gotten into their own rivalry and it was decided that all four teams would battle it out for the gold.
Winner: The Kings of Wrestling

Match #3
Dolph Ziggler vs. Cody Rhodes w/ Charlotte
Dolph Ziggler showed why he is dubbed “Mr Steal Your Girl” after pursuing Cody Rhodes’ girlfriend, Charlotte Flair. Rhodes didn’t take too kindly to this and began physically tormenting Ziggler. The two men were given the opportunity to duke it out at Wrestlemania with the devious Charlotte at ringside.
Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Match #4
Kelly Kelly (c) vs. AJ Lee vs. Natalya w/ Blade Hart vs. Angelina Love for the WWE Divas Championship
Kelly Kelly had been a fighting champion ever since winning the Divas title back at the Royal Rumble. Kelly made a tag team pact with Angelina to fight off AJ Lee and Natalya at Elimination Chamber, but soon it was every woman for herself. Alliances were broken and every Diva knew that their could only be ONE Divas Champion.
Winner: AJ Lee (NEW Divas Champion)

Match #5
The Undertaker vs. The Big Show vs. The Miz
The Big Show and the Miz had been arguing over who was going to get the shot at Undertaker’s Wrestlemania streak, feuding all the way from late December to early April. An executive decision was made that both men would get their shot Undertaker in a triple threat match.
Winner: The Undertaker

Match #6
Roman Reigns (c) vs. Novakaine w/ Satisfaction for the WWE United States Championship
Roman Reigns made a big name for himself after breaking away from the Shield, his biggest victory coming when he defeated the seemingly unstoppable Novakaine for the US title. It wasn’t long before Satisfaction had sicked Novakaine on his rival, telling his client to win the United States gold back at any cost.
Winner: Roman Reigns

Match #7
Kofi Kingston (c) vs. Sheamus vs. Adrian Neville vs. Wade Barrett vs. Ted DiBiase vs. Jack Swagger w/ Zeb Colter in a six-pack challenge for the WWE Intercontinental Championship
Kofi Kingston, Adrian Neville, Wade Barrett and Ted DiBiase had been quarreling over the Intercontinental Championship for quite some time, while Sheamus and Jack Swagger attempted to settle their own differences as well. It was decided that Sheamus and Swagger would join the fight for the gold in a six-pack challenge where the winner takes all.
Winner: Jack Swagger (NEW Intercontinental Champion)

Match #8
The Rock vs. Ryback w/ Satisfaction in a Last Man Standing Match
Ryback and his handler, Satisfaction, had been a thorn in the Rock’s side in the past few months. After suffering a loss against Ryback at Wrestlemania 29 in a triple threat also featuring John Cena, the Rock was looking for revenge, especially after the hellish torment at the hands of Satisfaction.
Winner: The Rock

Match #9
John Cena (c) vs. Batista vs. Brock Lesnar for the WWE World Heavyweight Championship
John Cena had been a fighting champion ever since beating the conniving Chris Jericho. After a brutal attack at the hands of Brock Lesnar, it seemed as if Cena had met his match… until Batista inserted himself into the picture. It was decided by the power that be that Cena would defend his title against both men in a triple threat.
Winner: John Cena

Match #10
Eva Marie vs. Lacey Von Erich in a Playboy Pillowfight match
It was only a matter of time for “Red Hot” Eva Marie to land the cover of Playboy. It wasn’t until she began rubbing it in everyone’s faces that Lacey Von Erich took exception to it. The two beautiful Divas had been clawing at each other ever since – even involving Eva’s boyfriend Mike Bennett and Lacey’s cousins Ross and Marshall – and were set to fight it out at Wrestlemania.
Winner: Eva Marie

Match #11
CM Punk (c) vs. Daniel Bryan for the WWE Championship
It was a true underdog Cinderella story for Daniel Bryan. After winning a 40-man Royal Rumble, Bryan kept his decision to himself as he fended off then-rival Cody Rhodes. After stating that he would chase Punk’s WWE Championship, the two ring technicians would collide at the main event of Wrestlemania.
Winner: Daniel Bryan (NEW WWE Champion)

Mine’s A LOT better than the real one, isn’t it?

– by Noah La’ulu

What’s Up With The Reffing?

My love of the game is strained right now.

It’s no secret that NRL is my game. I love it, live it, breathe it, need it, etc. Corey Parker is my player. The Brisbane Broncos are my team. The Queensland Maroons are my team. The New Zealand Kiwis are my team (even though I find it rather difficult to cheer against Parker).

That's my team. (SOURCE: Brisbane Broncos)

That’s my team. (SOURCE: Brisbane Broncos)

 

So it must be a big deal if I’m getting ticked off with the quality of league that’s been produced recently. The players have been great and the action has been get-off-your-arse intense. So what’s been ruining the game this year? The refereeing. The officiating of the game has created a sour atmosphere in NRL all season and it doesn’t look like it’s getting better after watching some of the rep games this week.

Whenever rep footy is on, I’m always excited to see what’s going on. The action is always hard-hitting and the intensity of the game is at a high – not to mention the changing dynamic of players swapping teammates for rep teams is always an exciting thing to watch. As if it’s following a 2014 conduct, however, the refereeing of these games have been… adequate, to say the least.

Throughout the year, controversies including the Alex McKinnon tackle where officiating from not only the referees but the higher powers themselves wrecked the love of the game, to the Dragons-Storm controversy that does not need any more explaining. Let’s not forget the shocker at the end of last year that cost the North Queensland Cowboys finals footy.

If I may put my two cents into, here are some things that the referees need to improve on if the game is meant to return to its elite state:

Video refereeing, a luxury to be used only when needed
Is it me or do the referees go up to the video refs for, like, no reason? I’ve seen way too many tries scored that are as clear as day successful, yet the referee must’ve sneezed or something because he feels it necessary to go up to the video referee. I’m sorry but if I was one of these video referees who has to go through the trouble of looking through a blatantly obvious try or no try, I’d be pissed off. Almost as pissed off as the fans in the stands and at home who have to endure it.

Rules are there to be enforced
If it was illegal to wear green shoes on a Wednesday, and everyone knew it was illegal to wear green shoes on a Wednesday, why would you therefore allow someone to wear green shoes on a Wednesday when you’re in a position of power? The other day, I noticed a team captain (won’t mention names) swear at a referee in the heat of a debate. Back in the day, that would’ve been like ten in the bin straight away. This team captain got away with it and the game continued like normal. Two words: Umm. What.

The grass is green, you should be able to see that
This has nothing to do with grass, but I feel as if the referees vision are just as bad as the put-on-lack-of-vision of the referees in WWE. I don’t know what an easy solution for this problem is other than to increase your peripheral vision or something. Seriously, refs, something has got to be done about this. Calls like the North Queensland 2013 tragedy should never, ever, ever happen again.

Please, NRL, you are arguably the most loved game in sports in all of Australia. Please don’t ruin that because the officiating is as shotty as a bazooka.

NRL referees. I have four words.

Should’ve Gone to Specsavers.

– by Noah La’ulu