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The Saturday Night Thread!

Tonight, it’s a UFC on ESPN Plus!  Tomorrow is the finals of the New Japan Cup, with the slightly unlikely matchup of SANADA v. Okada. I’m watching the fuck out of The Dirt tonight on Netflix, you betcha. For those wondering what my Florida Man index is, Googling “Florida Man August 30” produces “Florida Man ... Read more

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Smackdown – October 21, 2004

Smackdown Date: October 21, 2004 Location: MetroCentre, Rockford, Illinois Commentators: Michael, Cole, Tazz Maybe it’s having Taboo Tuesday dulling my brain for nearly three hours but last week’s show isn’t exactly standing out to me. I’m not sure what to expect here but Survivor Series is in about a month so the build is probably ... Read more

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Impact Wrestling – March 22, 2019

Impact Wrestling Date: March 22, 2019 Location: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews It’s title time as Rich Swann defends the X-Division Title against Sami Callihan, who is ticked off over Swann turning down the chance to join OVE. Other than that we’re likely to get some ... Read more

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Becky/Ronda = HBK/Bret?

By all accounts, Ronda and Becky were pretty cool around Survivor Series time and now judging by what you believe, it seems like that relationship has strained. Is it possible they worked themselves into legit heat with each other ala HBK/Bret or is it just some elaborate worked shoot stuff? Bro.  Come on now.

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Original Plans for Halloween Havoc 99

When WCW originally booked the card for Havoc 99 it was before Russo and Ed Ferrera took over. The Main event was a rematch between Heel Sting and babyface Hogan from Fall Brawl 99.  Also it was Goldberg challenging Sid for the US title. When Russo came in, he changed everything in WCW, including Jeff ... Read more

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Gotta Protect Mike Rotunda’s Heat!

Hey Scott– I was reading through a random Observer from late July, 1991. One of the results stood out like a sore thumb. Bret Hart and IRS had a match, and the result was a draw. …the hell? We are less than a month from SummerSlam where Bret beats Perfect clean via submission and becomes ... Read more

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Size of the nWo

Was the nWo always supposed to have gotten as big as it did, or was it originally supposed to have been around 5-7 guys?  I can't believe Hogan, Nash, Hall, and Bischoff wouldn't foresee that adding scrubs like Bubba Rogers, Michael Wallstreet, Vincent, etc. would water down the group/concept.  Then again….. Yeah, I dunno.  I ... Read more

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Taboo Tuesday 2004

Taboo Tuesday 2004 Date: October 19, 2004 Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Attendance: 3,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is one of the more unique shows that WWE ever put together with the fans getting to pick the stipulations/participants/a few other things for the matches. This has presented a bit of a hard few ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars–07.18.92

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 07.18.92 Taped from Glens Falls, NY. Your hosts on National Space Week, Vince McMahon & Mr. Perfect. So FINALLY, four weeks away from Summerslam, they announce that it’s in Wembley Stadium (instead of the rough plan of Washington, DC that had been around for months) and tonight we ... Read more

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Strong Style Saturday Thread

TODAY!  It’s the semi-finals of the New Japan Cup as we move closer to the MSG show, with Okada v. Ishii and Tanahashi v. SANADA.  Or maybe the other way around, I forget.  Regardless, it should be an Okada v. Tanahashi final on Sunday. Started watching The Act last night.  Holy shit.  My local theater ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – May 13, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  Tonight’s episode is only an hour in length because Atlanta Braves baseball gets more interest on TBS. –Opening Contest:  Stars & Stripes (17-7) beat Barry Hardy & Chris Speaker when Marcus Bagwell pins Speaker after a suplex-flying body press combination ... Read more

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WWF Monday Night RAW – June 28th, 1993

June 28, 1993 From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby Heenan   The announcers run down the show which includes Shawn Michaels vs. Kamala for the Intercontinental Title and Bastion Booger vs. Crush.   WWF Intercontinental Title Match: Shawn Michaels (c) w/ Diesel ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems–March to Wrestlemania X! (03.13.94)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – March to Wrestlemania X (03.13.94) Well this is an unsurprising addition to the Hidden Gems this week. Not sure why they don’t just dump them all at once, but I guess you gotta make people want it. Taped from whatever shithole was hosting Wrestling Challenge. It ... Read more

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Fwd: Avengers: Endgame Theory RE: Loki

Hi Scott,   Long time, first time, etc.   I know you’re a comics fan, and you’ve commented on the Avengers movies on your blog a handful of times over the years, so I figured you might be a receptive audience to this theory I came up with.   Last night, I had Infinity War ... Read more

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Nakamura vs. Styles, one year later

With a year of hindsight, what was the point of Nakamura winning the Rumble and challenging Styles, just to lose to him for several months in a row? The whole feud feels pointless now and did nothing for either guy, other than to bury Nakamura in the midcard after it ended. Was there ever another endgame ... Read more

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WWE Top 10 List

What happened to the WWE Top 10 List on Smackdown?  A friend brought this up to me the other day, and I had totally forgot about it.  Was it supposed to be a regular thing, or was it just done for that storyline last year involving Bobby Roode/Randy Orton/Jinder Mahal and the U.S. Title?   You ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: March 22, 2019

Velveteen Dream vs. Matt Riddle Official for NXT Takeover: New York https://ift.tt/2HPXeef   AEW Road to Double or Nothing Episode #8   Ring of Honor Throwback Match of the Week You can watch Kazuchika Okada vs. Roderick Strong from the 2015 Field of Honor Show

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Heel Bulldogs

Scott, Always enjoy reading the blog. Had Vince brought in Lord Alfred Hayes as a manager rather than office how much better of 'evil foreign' team to feud with Windham and Rotundo than Lord Alfred guiding the British Bulldogs?  Or is it too similar to Piper at the top? The Bulldogs would have been AMAZING ... Read more

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TJR Retro: WWF Raw Deal 04/24/00 Review

This was the last episode of Raw before Backlash 2000. Things were really heating with most of the Backlash card known at this point. The main storyline was Triple H defending the WWF Title against The Rock at Backlash with Vince McMahon in Triple H’s corner and Steve Austin would be in The Rock’s corner. ... Read more

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March Bashness 2019

Hey Scott,   Wanted to share this with you as it’s always fun getting participation from the BOD. I decided to throw in some super teams to see how long they’ll survive against teams like The Revival, DIY, The Hart Foundation and The Shield.   https://ift.tt/2uoaYoO   Thanks as always for sharing and can’t ... Read more

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Indies and Insanity: March 21, 2019

MARCH MADNESS!  Tonight features Gonzaga, Michigan, Kentucky, and more! As for indie wrestling, the big story is the return of WSU in Voorhees NJ Saturday night after a nine-month hiatus!  Kris Statlander faces Savannah Stone, Maria Manic and Rahne Victoria square off, and more! Others on the docket in this light week: Action Wrestling features ... Read more

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WWF All-American Wrestling – June 27th, 1993

June 27, 1993 Your hosts are Gene Okerlund & Bobby Heenan, who are at the New York Harbor with the U.S.S. Intrepid in the background. Really, its just a green screen.   We see Heenan laugh as he tapes a small piece to the back of Okerlund’s suit and laughs. The hosts then talk about ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for the Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection

The SmarK DVD Rant for Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection One of my faithful readers bought this for me a while ago, and I figured it was an interesting counterpoint to the Randy Savage documentary, in that Savage didn’t live long enough to come crawling back to Vince and thus got a begrudging DVD set ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: March 21, 2019

Original Plans for the Rey Mysterio vs. Andrade Feud The original plan for the feud was to have a mask vs. hair match but the idea ended up falling by the wayside. Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter   David Starr Pulls Promo Bashing Sinclair Broadcasting Due to Pressure from Ring of Honor https://ift.tt/2WdUdbF   ... Read more

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John Nord – The Berzerker

Early on in the Observer recaps there was all this talk about Nord the Barbarian and how over he was in the mid to late 80s in a few different promotions. It seemed he was a legit draw. He was even doing car commercials. And I kept thinking, isn't this the same guy who was ... Read more

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Finish Him!

In honor of Kevin Owens bringing the Stunner back to the main roster, a LIGHTNING ROUND!  With these Once-Established Finishers, who (if any) could you see on the main roster bring these back as a new or secondary finish:  1) Dragon Sleeper Roman Reigns!  It's the REMISSION! 2) Michinoku Driver That's a pretty common transition ... Read more

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Split winners in a tag team ladder match

Has that ever happened? Members of different teams each grab a belt at the same time? What would happen if they did? Hilarity!  No, but seriously, I think the rule (if there is one) is that the first member of the team to grab one of the titles is declared the winner.  I don't think ... Read more

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Mega Maniacs

Watched March to WrestleMania IX today, and read your review. Guess I'm wondering what the thought process behind the whole Beefcake/Hogan angle was.  Beefcake looked so out of his league with Hogan. I mean, I know they headlined SummerSlam together less than four years before that, but even then he felt like the weak end, ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for The Self-Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior

The SmarK Rant for the Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior (Time for 2019 Scott Sez action!  And then we’ll finish off Warrior Week or whatever this is later this morning.)  Well, you knew this was coming one day. I should preface this by noting that I was long a fan of the Warrior, not ... Read more

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Mike Reviews: ECW Living Dangerously 1999 – 21/03/1999

So here we are, after over a month of Hardcore TV episodes we finally reach Living Dangerously 99. This event was the first ever ECW show I saw, getting the VHS for Christmas in 1999 and immediately falling in love with the ECW product. I’d been an avid follower of the group in wrestling magazines ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – October 18, 2004

Monday Night Raw Date: October 18, 2004 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the go home show for Taboo Tuesday and I don’t think many people are complaining. The show’s build has been a minor nightmare, though there are a few positive things here and there. The biggest problem is ... Read more

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3rd Man in the nWo?

I remember reading awhile ago that Hogan wasn't supposed to be the 3rd man in the nWo at Bash at the Beach 1996.  Who did WCW originally have in mind?   Hulk Hogan.  There were some rumoured backup plans and false starts like Bret Hart and Sting and British Bulldog, but the whole deal was ... Read more

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Jason Jordan and Baron Corbin

Yo Scott, I'm sure that nobody really cares, but Baron Corbin right now has the push and gimmick that was supposed to go to Jason Jordan, right? Jordan before the injury was kind of hinting at a heel turn, and an inveterate suck-up stooge better fit what Jordan was trending towards rather than Corbin and ... Read more

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NXT – March 20, 2019

NXT Date: March 20, 2019 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson We’re on the final taping cycle with three shows left before Takeover: New York. Last week’s big story saw Johnny Gargano finally outsmart Tommaso Ciampa after DIY was eliminated from the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic. ... Read more

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Wednesday Night Thread!

Tonight!  It’s NXT and NXT UK and NXT Germany and NXT Zero with Cherry and NXT Qashqai SL Edition!  All on the WWE Network! Of course, there’s also some kind of high school basketball tournament if that’s your thing. Go out and buy Into the Spiderverse now, and have a great night!

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NXT UK – March 20, 2019

NXT UK Date: March 20, 2019 Location: Coventry Skydome Arena, Coventry, England Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness Things are getting very interesting around here as Walter made it clear that he’s coming for the UK Title. Last week saw Walter and champion Pete Dunne defeat the Coffey Brothers, but the big story was after the ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – June 27, 1993

June 27, 1993 From the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia Your hosts are Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan   The show starts off with Ross aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid to discuss its history and how Mr. Fuji & Yokozuna want to embarrass the American athlete. However, he believes that someone will step up and ... Read more

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #308 – 20/03/1999

Here we are at the go home show for ECW Living Dangerously 1999 (Review due up tomorrow) Will there be some final storyline advancements to heat up the issues for the pay per view? Last week’s episode wasn’t an especially good one, as a lousy Delaware crowd and some questionable match finishes soured things considerably. ... Read more

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Question

Scott, You may have covered this before, but since I’ve been watching Superstars from ‘92, I figure I’ll ask again.  What was the plan if the Warrior has stuck around rather than bolted before Survivor Series? Was there another WWF Title run in the cards for him?  Yes, he was gonna win the belt from ... Read more

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Two Titles in a Ladder Match

Sorry for two e-mails so close together, but to kinda follow-up on my previous e-mail about combining several feuds into a single match, here's an idea that I've been wanting to see for years: the IC and US titles both being defended in a multi-man ladder match. The difference would be that, instead of hanging ... Read more

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Shane. Just….Shane.

There was a very brief time back in 1999, where Shane McMahon was just called Shane. Any recollection of this? If so, why do you think it was done? We all knew he was a McMahon, and I dont think he was feuding with Vince at the time.  So before there was Andrade, there was…..Shane.  ... Read more

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The Princess Rant for NXT Takeover: Respect

The Princess Rant for NXT Takeover: Respect After a few computer problems and re-writes, we’re here. From Full Sail University in Orlando, FL Original Date: October 12, 2015 Hosted by Rich Brennan, Corey Graves and Byron Saxton Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic Semifinal: Finn Balon & Samoa Joe vs. Dash Wilder & Scott Dawson Wilder ... Read more

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling – June 26, 1993

June 26, 1993 From the Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Jerry “The King” Lawler   We see Harvey Whippleman & Mr. Hughes on the video wall with Whippleman saying Hughes will take away everything that El Matador stands for to hype up their match. ... Read more

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The Coliseum Video Rant 2019–The ULTIMATE WARRIOR! (1992 version)

The Coliseum Video Rant 2019 – The ULTIMATE WARRIOR! (1992) Okey doke, let’s see if this one is a little less lazy than the original 1989 tape. At the very least, it’s shorter. I think this is actually the 60 minute “Collector’s Series” version, in fact, which is gonna make this a quick review. We ... Read more

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WWF Mania – June 26th, 1993

June 26, 1993 Todd Pettengill is your host This week’s exclusive match is Lex Luger vs. Owen Hart   The Razor Ramon vs. 1-2-3 Kid match from the 6/21 edition of “Monday Night RAW” airs. The match ended in a no-contest when Kid took the money and fled to a car waiting outside of the ... Read more

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Kevin Von Erich

Scott, Long time reader going back to wrestleline. I've been sick this past few days so I've been reading back posts of your observer recaps, and therefore following the ongoing tragedies that was the Von Erich family, and I noticed something. David, Kerry, Mike and Chris seems to make regular appearences throughout the mid-late 80s, ... Read more

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quick question

how long do u think wwe champions has left? did they kill the golden goose with 4sb and dx VIP subscriptions?  Maybe.  Although it still does well for Scopely, player numbers are apparently way down and this latest monthly event is TURRIBLE.  Probably the worst one they've ever done, truth be told, filled with tours ... Read more

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Smackdown – March 19, 2019

Smackdown Date: March 19, 2019 Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse, Indianapolis, Indiana Commentators: Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips It’s a Kofi Kingston night as he has to run a gauntlet match to get to the main event of Wrestlemania. In theory, with so few shows left to go before the pay per view, they’ll finally ... Read more

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Question for you

Hey Scott,   If you were booking WWE right now who would be holding each title and who would be chasing them for it?   I’d have kept Braun as the heel leader of that faction and led to Rollins chasing him for WM.  At least he’s on TV every week.   Daniel Bryan is fine ... Read more

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WCW in North Korea

Scott, There's a really well put together documentary on the NJPW/WCW show in North Korea on YouTube.  Worth a watch, and I think your readers would enjoy it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_ZkqfSpbg4 Yeah, YouTube put it at the top of my Recommendation list for like three days straight so I finally watched it today. It was pretty good!  Didn’t ... Read more

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WWF Monday Night RAW – June 21st, 1993

June 21, 1993 From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby Heenan   We get a video package about the Razor Ramon/1-2-3 Kid saga to hype up tonight’s rematch.   The Steiner Brothers vs. Barry Hardy & Reno Riggins We see that the Steiners ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – May 13, 1995

After spending the last few weeks recovering from mono, our journey through 1995 WCW resumes! WCW Prime had a WCW Tag Team Championship match that aired on May 8, so here is a recap of that match before we move onto WCW Worldwide: -WCW Tag Team Championship Match:  Harlem Heat (Champions w/Sister Sherri) (20-2-2) defeat ... Read more

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Survivor Series ’90 – Mystery Opponent Question

Scott, Long time reader of the blog…quick question for those who were around/recall –  Curious – leading up to Survivor Series '90 – what was the hype like for the mysery partner on the Million Dollar Team?    If this happened now, speculation would be crazy for a retuning or new superstar (only for it ... Read more

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Heenan’s WM Work

Hey Scott— Much praise, rightly so, is lauded on Bobby Heenan’s color commentary work on the 1992 Royal Rumble. However, what gets lost (and is almost as good) is his masterful call of Wrestlemania VIII. From first match to Papa Shango being late for his run-in, it’s as close to perfect Brain as you can ... Read more

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“Combining” matches

Hope everyone's well. I've been wondering this for several years now, but wouldn't it make sense to throw a bunch of the part-timers and older wrestlers into one match instead of having them take time away from the more able-bodied performers? Something like, say, Trips, Angle, Reigns, Strowman, and Balor, against Batista, Corbin, Mcintyre, Lashley, ... Read more

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RF Video Shoot Interview with nZo (AKA Enzo Amore)

Well, I’ve decided to do shoot interview recaps again and what better way to return than the former Enzo Amore of WWE fame. This was filmed on January 3oth, 2019 The interview was conducted by Rob Feinstein It runs at two hours and fifty-one minutes long.   After talking about his fur coat and babbling ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars–07.11.92

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 07.11.92 Taped from Hamilton, ON Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Mr. Perfect. It’s NATIONAL NUDE DAYS. Hold on, Arrested Development break… The Legion of Doom v. Barry Hardy & Kerry Davis So yeah, this happened… Vince makes sure to stress that Rocko is a TOUGH dummy and ... Read more

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 12-04-1982

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: December 9, 1982 (taped 11/19) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer & Jay Saldi Can Madril earn a title shot by defeating Kabuki? How will Kerry and Adias fare against Dragon and Checkmate? And just who will assist me in detailing this chapter of the Texan saga? Thanks, Jackie. I’ll ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – March 18, 2019

Monday Night Raw Date: March 18, 2019 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Michael Cole, Renee Young, Corey Graves We’ve got four shows left between now and Wrestlemania and that means it’s time to really crank things up. This time around it means that Brock Lesnar is actually here for a change and is likely ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – June 20th, 1993

June 20, 1993 From the Centre 200 in Sydney, Nova Scotia Your hosts are Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan This week, we will see Bob Backlund vs. Doink the Clown. Also in action are Papa Shango and The Headshrinkers.   Doink the Clown vs. Bob Backlund The announcers talk about the recent Tag Team Title ... Read more

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! The road to Wrestlemania continues tonight with another live RAW from…somewhere. And I’m assuming it’ll be used to push the upcoming Wrestlemania show, which is supposed to have damn near 20 matches and only about three have been announced. Do better WWE! Oh well, at least A.J. Styles is staying with the ... Read more

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The official death of payview.

https://ift.tt/2Y9UCNU Without UFC, what is left? The lifeless shell of professional boxing? Pornography? TNA?! Well we still have PPV here in Canada, dammit!  The whole ESPN thing makes us sound like such an afterthought.  “Anyone who loves UFC needs ESPN Plus!  Oh, Canada, didn’t see you there, sorry.” 

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Scott’s Litmus Test

Hey Scott– Working my way through the 'Manias, and just wrapped up number ten. This show is universally praised (I recall Dave stating in the Observer that it was the greatest WWF PPV of all time) based on the strength of two matches: The opener with Bret and Owen and the ladder match. The funny ... Read more

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling – June 19th, 1993

June 19, 1993 From the Metro Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Jerry “The King” Lawler   Smoking Gunns vs. Reno Riggins & Scott Taylor Vince alerts us that this past Monday in Columbus, OH the Steiner Brothers became Tag Team Champions but lost them a ... Read more

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Split-Show Mania

With the reports of a 17 matches 400 hour show, we are obviously approaching the time for a two-day, split show Mania. This year would've been a perfect time to try it with NYC and multiple venues. Even the card breaks down nicely: SDL Saturday Mania: WWE Title –  (c) Bryan vs. Kofi Ladder match ... Read more

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Human Suplex Machine

Should Tazz have been a bigger deal in WWE? Would he have been a much bigger deal if he was around now as opposed to then?  The problem now is that most of his "shooter" rep and bonafides were the creation of Paul Heyman's hype machine.  Today he'd be a guy who throws suplexes, but ... Read more

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The Coliseum Video Rant 2019–The ULTIMATE WARRIOR!

The Coliseum Video Rant 2019 – The ULTIMATE WARRIOR Oddly enough I had never done this one in the original run of Coliseum rants, nor the sequel in 92. So that gives you something to look forward to, I guess. But first, the original tape from 1989! Originally released 06.28.89 Hosted by the Warrior, of ... Read more

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What?!

Just literally found out Wahoo freaking McDaniel is not in the Hall Of Fame. Any reason why? You would think he'd be a easy one. Because he was never in WWE and it's not a real Hall of Fame anyway?  

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Shawn Michaels collapsing angle on Raw

What was the deal with the whole "Shawn Michaels collapsing" storyline on Raw after the Survivor Series in 1995?  IIRC, it never went anywhere.  I think it was just a thing to build off the real-life Syracuse beating and turn Shawn into a sympathetic babyface, which is of course exactly what people didn't want out ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: March 18, 2019

WWE.com RAW Preview https://ift.tt/2HsAC46   Kyle O’Reilly to Challenge for the EVOLVE Title at WrestleMania Weekend https://ift.tt/2FjRqZ0   NJPW Free Match of the Week You can watch Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Hiroshi Tanashi from the 2018 New Japan Cup Finals

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Help a father out?

Hey Scott,     Long time reader, many time emailer. I’m taking my youngest daughter to Raw in Chicago tomorrow night on her birthday; her first live show ever! She’s a fanatic for Bayley and I’m trying like hell, however futilely, to get a Twitter post to go viral in hopes of Bayley sending out ... Read more

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LMTYS Presents: The Meltzer Five-Star Project – Week #4

Greetings grapple fans. Only two matches this week, but because we reach the ten-match point halfway point I’ve also included my first rankings of the matches seen already. There’s your motivation to click on through to the other side. #010 – WWWA Singles Championship #1 Contender: Chigusa Nagayo (c) vs. Lioness Asuka (AJW, 26-02-1987) Video ... Read more

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Sunday Night Reset: March 18, 2019

Not sure why I’m posting this, considering you’re all out getting drunk. I’m gonna be out with my e-fed homies discussing March Madness.  Then, we’re gonna find someone who’s got NJPWWorld and inject the Cabana/Yano match from this morning directly into our veins. Enjoy the night.

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TJR Retro: WWF Smackdown 04/20/00 Review (Rock vs. Jericho, Triple H vs. Tazz)

I’m back for another WWF in 2000 review. The storylines were really heating up in April 2000 and the matches were starting to improve on television as well. Here’s the synopsis on WWE Network: “WWE Champion Triple H and Stephanie McMahon-Helmsley abuse their power going into Backlash. Plus, The Rock, Chris Jericho, and many more.” ... Read more

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Wrestlemania Main Events

Hi Scott,  Without looking it up or cheating can you name the main events of Wrestlemania 21 all the way to last years offering? Nope!  There's a period in the middle where I can barely even remember who was in the main events.  Cena or Edge or something?  

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“Nitro Plus”

Why did WCW launch "Nitro Plus" at the end of 1998?  If you'll remember, it was a 1 hour version of Nitro on Tuesday nights taped from the day before.  It was cancelled after less than a month.  I guess they honestly figured at that point that the way they were going to start beating ... Read more

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Saga of Brian Lee

Here's a big guy going through all big companies of the 90s and 00s (cup of coffee in WCW in 1990, Fake Taker, SMW, ECW, WWF again, TNA in 02/03), was in a ton of stables (arguably only time he was ever really over was with Candido/Tammy in SMW, with the Triple Threat in ECW ... Read more

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Hall of Fame – nWo

So, they are inducting the entirety of DX–minus Rick Rude (which is kind of crappy and probably worth it's own thread).  Let's say, for argument's sake, that Hogan & Hall are able to keep it clean for another year or so. When the nWo goes in, is it just Hall/Nash/Hogan?  The more I mull it ... Read more

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ECW on Sci-Fi 02/24/2009 #142

We’re in Nashville (birthplace of Big Kev) and Christian gets his first ECW Title shot tonight against Jack Swagger, which he earned by being Christian. Mark Henry vs. DJ Gabriel You can pin-point the exact moment ECW gives up on pushing Gabriel when Striker yells “This is like Suge Knight vs. one of the Jonas ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat–04.04.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Sunday Night Heat – 04.04.99 I know. This show and myself have a complex and heated relationship. I hate watching it, and it doesn’t even do particularly impressive numbers on the blog. But it’s quick and easy to recap and now that I’ve started, I only have to make it ... Read more

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Lazy Sunday Thread – 03.17.19

Hope everyone had a happy and productive Steve Austin Day yesterday! Big welcome to John Canton, who is covering WWF TV from 2000 in amazing detail and is already one of my favourite people to follow on Facebook. There was a bit of a bidding war with AEW, but we got him! Chill out, watch ... Read more

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Impact Wrestling – March 15, 2019

Impact Wrestling Date: March 15, 2019 Location: Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews Things are rolling along as usual around here, which means a lot of the same stories that kind of need to go somewhere already. That’s one of Impact’s biggest problems and it’s been the ... Read more

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