WrestleMania heads back to Tampa Bay


Image Credit: WWE

WWE announced last night that WrestleMania 37 will move from Los Angeles to Tampa Bay in Florida this year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. WrestleMania 36 last year was originally set to take place at the Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay but WWE was forced to move the event to the WWE Performance Center due to restrictions around Covid-19.  WrestleMania 37 has also been moved from the original date of March 28th, 2021 to April 10th and 11th 2020 and will be a 2 night event. This year, WWE are hoping to to make a comeback by making another pirate themed WrestleMania, one we should've seen last year with lots of pyro and an actual pirate set. According to various sources, WWE are also planning to allow a limited number of fans into the stadium, which would make it the first WWE event to have a live crowd in over a year. 

Although WWE is set to have a limited number of people in the crowd at WrestleMania this year, plans could change due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. With the new variants that spread quicker and some that avoid the effects of vaccines (early research suggests), WWE could be forced to scrap that idea and have an empty arena or even bring in the LED screens from the ThunderDome.

Royal Rumble Predictions

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WWE kicks off their first pay-per-view of 2021 inside the WWE Thunderdome! The Royal Rumble will certainly feel different compared to last years event. There won't be massive pops from the crowd as surprised entrants are revealed. Instead, we'll have to listen to canned cheers as the audience is virtual this year.

Below is the full match card for WWE Royal Rumble 2021 with my predicted winners.

Men's Royal Rumble Match:

Predicted Winner Actual Winner
TBD TBD

Women's Royal Rumble Match:

Predicted Winner Actual Winner
TBD TBD

Singles Matches:

Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Last Man Standing Match) Roman Reigns TBD
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Goldberg Drew McIntyre TBD

*Awaiting more matches to be confirmed by WWE.


How to watch WWE Royal Rumble?

UK and Worldwide:

You can watch WWE Royal Rumble on January 31st at 7pm ET / 12am GMT on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

UK viewers can also purchase WWE Royal Rumble via BT Sport Box Office. More details to follow soon.

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

How to: Possible solutions for Teredo errors

Solution 1:

Uninstalling then reinstalling the Teredo driver.


Part 1:


  • Right click on the start icon (the windows icon) and then click on Command Prompt Administrator. (You may have to right click on Command Prompt on the menu list to see the administrator version).

  • Run the Command Prompt Administrator and type the following command:

netsh interface Teredo set state disable


Part 2:


  • Right click on the start icon again and click on device manager.

  • Click on select viewshow hidden devices.

  • Select network adapters.

  • Identify any adapters in the list shown that contain the word “Teredo” such as Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter and then select “uninstall”.

  • Restart your PC. (Do not restart by holding down the power button).


Part 3:


  • To re-enable the Teredo driver, right click on the start icon then select Command Prompt Administrator.

  • Run the following command:

netsh interface Teredo set state type=default


The Teredo driver will automatically reinstall when this command is executed.


Solution 2:

Check to see if Teredo is disabled in the registry by a program or by a manually configured registry value

Some programs can alter your PC’s network settings with the purpose of disabling IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) networking components, which can include the Teredo tunneling adapter. You can determine whether Teredo has been disabled by running the following commands.


  • Check the iphlpsvc registry path:

    Right-click the Start icon, and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Run the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    reg query HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\iphlpsvc\Teredo

    If the output includes the following line, Teredo has been disabled:

    Type REGDWORD 0x4

  • You can re-enable Teredo by running the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    netsh interface Teredo set state type=default


  • Check the TcpIp6 registry path:

    Right-click the Start icon, and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Run the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    reg query HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TcpIp6\Parameters

    If the output includes the following line, and the value displayed is not 0x0, Teredo may have been disabled:

    DisabledComponents REG
    DWORD 0x8e


  • You can re-enable Teredo by running the following command from the Admin command prompt:
    reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters /v DisabledComponents /t REGDWORD /d 0x0

While some applications set these registry values to disable Teredo when the application is installed, others set them every time the application starts. If your PC has one of these applications installed, make sure you have the most up-to-date version, or see their support documentation to learn how to enable Teredo tunneling with their software.

* Asus Game First Service: Update to the latest version, or contact their support at https://asus.com/support.


  • As a workaround, you can also disable the service and re-enable Teredo with the following steps:

    Right-click the Start icon, and then select Command Prompt (Admin).
    Run the following commands from the Admin command prompt to disable the AsusGameFirstService, stop the AsusGameFirstService, and re-enable Teredo in the registry:
    sc config AsusGameFirstService start= disabled
    sc stop AsusGameFirstService
    reg add HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters /v DisabledComponents /t REG
    DWORD /d 0x0



Source Credit: support.xbox.com, Reddit & general knowledge.


How to: Opening NAT on Xbox

If you have a closed or moderate NAT type on your Xbox One / X|S consoles, these solutions below can help you get an open NAT.

Testing NAT type on Xbox:

To test and see your current NAT type, go to Settings → Network settings →Test NAT type.


Solutions:

Restarting your router

You're probably thinking that this is a really obvious thing to do but believe me, a lot of people forget. Make sure to reset your router and wait 30 seconds to a minute before turning the router back on. Once you've done this, go back into your consoles settings and test your NAT type again.


Hard reset / Power cycle console

To hard reset an Xbox One/ X|S console, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Then, turn the console back on and go to network settings to check your NAT type. To power cycle your Xbox One/ X|S console, hold down the power button for 10 seconds. Once the console is completely switched off, unplug the power cord from the back of the console and keep it unplugged for 5 minutes. Once 5 minutes have passed, plug the power cord back into the console and turn it on. Then, go to network settings and check your NAT type.


Turn off [Instant On] mode and turn on [Energy Saver]

By disabling ‘Instant On’ and enabling ‘Energy Saver’ your console will reboot every time you power on. This will help the console renew its UPnP leases for Open NAT. Unfortunately this also means dealing with much longer start up times.


LT+RT+LB+RB Method

To do this method, test your multiplayer connection and wait for it to complete finish. Once the test has completed, press LT+RT+LB+RB all together to access the advanced screen. Your console will now try to release it's UPnP leases for an Open NAT. This method may take several minutes to complete.


Different NAT types and what other NAT types the can connect to:

Type of NATOpenModerateStrict/Closed
Open


Moderate

X
Strict/Closed
X

X

Open NAT:

Open NAT is the most optimal type available for a player. Of you have an Open NAT type, you shouldn't have any issues connecting to multiplayer games and joining Xbox Live parties. With an open NAT type, you can also host multiplayer games on peer-to-peer connections.

Moderate NAT:

With a Moderate NAT type, you may experience some issues when connecting to multiplayer games or Xbox Live parties. Although you are able to connect to multiplayer games, you may experience more lag and you won't be selected as a host in peer-to-peer connections.

Strict/Closed NAT:

This is the worst NAT type a player could have. Having a strict NAT means you won’t be able to connect to multiplayer games or Xbox Live parties without issues. Lag in multiplayer games will increase to where it's unplayable and you will disconnect frequently.



I'm back!

Just before the new years, I lost access to my blog because my Listed integration with Standard Notes was bugged. After speaking with the helpful support team at Standard Notes, I was finally able to gain access to my blog again. 

Here's to prosperous and peaceful 2021! *Cheers*

Rest In Peace, Jon Huber

This blog post is dedicated to Jon Huber, known in the wrestling world as Brodie Lee and Luke Harper.

1979 - 2020


Happy Holidays!

To all my blog followers,

I wish you joy, peace and good health this Holiday season.

I hope you have a great Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa (or whatever you celebrate) and a happy new year!

P.S - I will be back to blogging in 2021.

TLC 2020 Predictions

Image Credit: WWE

The Match Card

Below is the full match card for WWE TLC 2020 with my predicted winners.

Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. AJ Styles (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match) Drew McIntyre Drew McIntyre
Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Kevin Owens (Tables, Ladders & Chairs Match) Roman Reigns Roman Reigns
The Fiend vs. Randy Orton (Firefly Inferno Match) The Fiend Randy Orton
SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks vs. Carmella Carmella Sasha Banks
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler vs. Asuka & ? Asuka & ? Asuka & Charlotte Flair
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. The Hurt Business’ Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander The New Day Shelton Benjamin & Cedric Alexander

How to watch WWE TLC?

You can watch WWE TLC on December 20th at 7pm ET / 12am GMT on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

Cyberpunk 2077

I've been playing Cyberpunk 2077 on my Xbox Series X for the past couple of days and so far I'm loving the game. Night City and the open world as a whole is just breathtaking. CD Project Red have put a lot of love and care into details with this game. The world just feels alive. I'm not even lying, I played Cyberpunk 2077 for about 12 hours straight on the release day. I was hooked and I still am. This is the first game in a while where I just don't want to stop playing and when I do stop playing, I can't stop thinking about the next time I can jump back on the game.

Although Cyberpunk 2077 has it's flaws with minor and a couple game breaking bugs (which I've experienced), I gotta say that this game truly is a masterpiece from a story perspective and visual perspective. While playing through the game, I've been taking advantage of the in-game photo mode by taking dozens of screen shots.


Here are some I've taken in the game (I've kept them spoiler free):




I'm just over 15 hours into the main story and still got a while to progress before I complete it. 

Survivor Series 2020 Predictions

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Survivor Series 2020 celebrates 30 years of The Undertaker!

The Match Card

Below is the full match card for WWE Survivor Series 2020 with my predicted winners.

Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Universal Champion Roman Reigns Roman Reigns Roman Reigns
Raw Women’s Champion Asuka vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks Sasha Banks Sasha Banks
Raw Tag Team Champions The New Day vs. SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Street Profits The New Day The Street Profits
United States Champion Bobby Lashley vs. Intercontinental Champion Sami Zayn Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley
5-on-5 Women’s Survivor Series Elimination Match SmackDown Team Raw Team
5-on-5 Men’s Survivor Series Elimination Match Raw Team Raw Team

A final farewell..

At Survivor Series 2020, The Undertaker received a final farewell from the WWE Universe. Check out the tribute video below!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qDw4oqxYC0


How to watch WWE Survivor Series?

You can watch WWE Survivor Series on November 22nd at 7pm ET / 1am GMT on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

I managed to order an Xbox Series X!

Just like the title says, I managed to order a brand new Xbox Series X on launch day (Nov 10th) and let me tell you, it was an absolute pain in the ass to actually order the thing. I woke up on the 10th early in the morning around 6am because I had gotten an email from GAME saying they were going to have limited stock of the Xbox Series X and S on sale at 8am. I got the computer ready with the GAME website fully loaded up and waited until 8am. Bang on 8am, I refreshed the website and clicked on the Xbox Series X listing and was presented with this:


"This product is currently out of stock"

When I saw this message, I was thinking to myself "how can this be?" - I literally just refreshed the page and it's already gone out of stock. 

Feeling disappointed, I checked Twitter to learn that there was a delay of the stock being added to the site. I still had some hope! I continued to refresh the same page for literally around 4 more hours until it came  up with a queue system. As soon as I saw the queue page, I knew the stock had been added.

To my surprise, I must of refreshed at the right time because I was only in the queue for around 10 seconds until it loaded me back onto the Xbox Series X listing page. When the page loaded after being in the queue, on the right side, "ORDER NOW" was in big bold font. I clicked that button as fast as I could because I knew that the console would literally sell out in seconds, just like the first preorder wave. I clicked the button and the Series X went into my basket without any problems and I managed to confirm my payment details and complete my order. Out of curiosity, I checked the listing page as soon as my order had completed and the console had already sold out. 2 minutes is all it took and it was gone!


Even though I managed to successfully order the Xbox Series X on launch day, the console may not turn up at my house until December 18th due to stock demands. I obviously really want my console right now but I'm just thankful I was able to secure a console. 

If you are trying to order an Xbox Series X/S or a PlayStation 5, I wish you good luck. Believe me when I say this, you'll need it!

WWE Thunderdome Tips

I managed to get into the WWE Thunderdome two times in the last week. The first time was at Hell In A Cell 2020 and the second time was the following SmackDown. If you ever want to take part in the WWE Thunderdome, make sure to check out WWE's Twitter or Facebook accounts for registration posts. I would recommend turning on notifications for WWE's Twitter profile because you'll be able to register faster, and speed is important here because "seats" get filled very quickly.

Once you've signed up for the WWE Thunderdome, you'll get a confirmation email usually a day before or the day of the show and you'll receive another email with a link to join the WWE Thunderdome. The email will also give you a call time to join.

Some useful tips:

1. If you join the link on your call time and the WWE Thunderdome is full, keep refreshing the page until there's a space to join.

2. When your in, make sure to be very enthusiastic on camera. The more enthusiastic you are, the more likely you'll be put on the camera side and even in the front row.

3. Don't swear. Even though your voice won't be pumped into the WWE Thunderdome, joining requires you to have your microphone on and WWE moderators are actively looking to make sure people are following the rules. If you swear, you could be cut from the WWE Thunderdome. 

4. Make sure to wear WWE merch on camera as you'll more likely be shown on camera.

5. Use a laptop or computer over a mobile phone and make sure the camera is stable and not moving around.


This is what it will look like once you've entered the WWE Thunderdome:


    Hell In A Cell 2020 Predictions

    Image Credit: WWE

    The Match Card

    Below is the full match card for WWE Hell In A Cell 2020 with my predicted winners.

    Match Predicted Winner Actual Winner
    Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs. Jey Uso (Hell in a Cell "I Quit" Match) Roman Reigns Roman Reigns
    WWE Champion Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton (Hell in a Cell Match) Drew McIntyre Randy Orton
    SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (Hell in a Cell Match) Bayley Sasha Banks
    Jeff Hardy vs. Elias Jeff Hardy Jeff Hardy
    Otis vs. The Miz – Winner gets Money in the Bank contract The Miz The Miz

    How to watch WWE Hell In A Cell?

    You can watch WWE Hell In A Cell on October 25th at 7pm ET / 12am BST on the WWE Network. New subscribers get their first month for free: Sign up here

    WWE is a trademark of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

    Remembering Carrie Fisher

    This blog post is dedicated to the one and only Carrie Fisher, who played the iconic Princess Leia from Star Wars. Carrie would've been 64 years old today. 

    Image Credit: Lucasfim Ltd - STAR WARS

    Get into the Halloween spirit

    If you're reading this and not really feeling the Halloween spirit right now, maybe a few movies and music I've listed below can help!

    Movies I like to watch around Halloween:

    • Any Friday the 13th movie
    • Ghost Busters 1 and 2
    • Nightmare on Elm Street
    • Halloween (movie)
    • Scream
    • Trick 'R Treat

    Songs to listen to around Halloween:

    • Thriller by Michael Jackson
    • Ghostbusters Theme - Ray Parker, Jr
    • Somebody's Watching Me - Rockwell
    • Things Go Bump In The Night - allSTARS
    • Hello Zep (SAW Theme Song) - Charlie Clouser