Tuesday, September 23, 2014
From the Onandoga War Memorial in Syracuse, NY
Your hosts are Bruno Sammartino, Jesse "The Body" Ventura, and Vince McMahon
In action tonight are Randy Savage, Junkyard Dog, Kamala, Harley Race, and the featured match of Roddy Piper vs. Mr. Fuji
MLB winds down it's final week of the regular schedule. It's still a tight race in the AL Central as the Tigers hold a one game lead over the Royals. Detroit draws the White Sox at home, while the Royals hit Cleveland.
The fall TV schedule is starting to swing, so if you stumble upon any cool new shows, you can bring them up in this thread.
Hey dude, quick question. I remember many moons ago you posted on the
blog a list of all possible Ric Flair title reigns, where you got up
to the mid to late 20's depending on how lenient you were. I wanted to
check it out again but couldn't find it. Any chance you have it
somewhere in your databanks? Thanks!
Hoo boy, let's see if I can pull this out from memory again:
Shawn Michaels vs. The British Bulldog (9 20 97... by Yosihait
Dean Ambrose will be taking Reigns' place at shows starting this Friday as he faces Randy Orton in a street fight at the Izod Center in New Jersey
WWE Hall of Famer Says WWE Threatening Lawsuit Against Him For Using His Ring Name?
On his Twitter account, Wayne Ferris has been tweeting that the WWE has been threatening him with a lawsuit if he continues to use the "Honky Tonk Man" for his appearances
WWE 2K15 Video Game Trailer
For those of you who missed it on RAW last night, here is the trailer.
I'm a Vancouverite who for the past 4 years has been living in Edmonton (and hating it). I'm also a technology Neanderthal. I was waiting for The Network (only $9.99) to come to Canada, but have been left disappointed. My question for you is what is the easiest way for me to get the US version of the network here? I have a flat screen and a Shaw digital box.
Please help me get my old school wrestling fix!
Monday, September 22, 2014
- Dean Ambrose is back!
- Dolph Ziggler calls in his rematch clause against the Miz.
- The Usos and Sheamus will face Goldust, Stardust, and Cesaro.
Collects X-Factor 213-219
Welcome to autumn/spring (depending on your hemisphere), or as we Floridians call it...summer.
Another rip-roaring Network special last night that featured one of the shittiest streams I've ever encountered on the Network. Still it wasn't a bad show. It wasn't great either. This is going to be a theme for these shows because there's enough good workers for some things to work in every show.
Sheamus-Cesaro was great. I mean the crowd wasn't feeling them at start but you let two guys beat the crap out of each other for 12 minutes and the people were rocking. I liked the story of Cesaro throwing everything at Sheamus and the fella asking for more. It gives the program a nice building point as Cesaro will have to figure out that brute strength alone won't win.
Stardust. I'm a fan. People are fans. Heeling them will just make them more popular.
Ambrose-Rollins brawl. It worked, Ambrose has already moved into that Daniel Bryan spot but he might be a better fit for it because he embraces the challenge. Whereas Bryan was being booked to pander to the masses from time to time, Ambrose is just walking into the storm without a raincoat and fighting everyone. These things always work.
The Main Event was all right but I was promised a balls-to-the-wall brawl and got a screwjob finish instead. I'm not mad about the story development, I just wanted more action from the combatants.
Divas. Don't care
Miz as champion. Don't mind the gimmick but wish Sandow would have gotten it instead.
All this Henry-Rusev hype for that POS match? Henry is at his best when guys are bumping for him and making him look like a monster. Rusev is on the elevator to the top so he's not going to look strong if he's always bumping so it wasn't a good idea from the beginning. Should have extended the Swagger program instead. People were behind it. A different finish at Summerslam and we would have something.
As for TV tonight:
Monday Night Football (Jets & Bears, oh my)
Season/Series Premier hysteria
Gotham, Big Bang Theory, Scorpion, Sleepy Hollow, Blacklist and my personal favorite Celebrity Name Game.
But Gotham and MNF...yeah Raw is screwed tonight.
Come out swinging... but keep it clean!
THE UNDERTAKER VS SHAWN MICHAELS [P1] by ivan2007martinez
TNA Talent Contract Updates
Kurt Angle's TNA contract expired yesterday and the contracts for Austin Aries and Gail Kim are expiring very shortly.
Prince Devitt to Wrestle as Part of a Tag Team in NXT?
Right now, there are rumors that Devitt will be forming a tag team in NXT, with Sami Zayn and Kevin Steen as the choices for his partner.
Another Wrestler Portraying the Bunny on WWE TV?
Justin Gabriel has also been playing the Bunny, along with Sami Zayn
Credit Dave Meltzer, F4WOnline.com
Sunday, September 21, 2014
ROH: AJ Styles vs. Kyle O'Reilly - [Taped 8/22/14, Aired 9/13/14]
ROH: Young Bucks vs. The Briscoe Brothers - [Taped 8/22/14, Aired 9/13/14]
Couldn't find this on YouTube or DailyMotion. Had to go to the RuTube for this one. This is the AJ Styles that we weren't sure we would ever see again after the TNA debacle. Simply put, this is the best match on U.S. soil this year. It doesn't stop there however, this is a 2 match edition of ROH television and the second match is a mind blower as well. Easily the best hour of professional wrestling this country has produced this year.
NJPW: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Katsuyori Shibata - [9/21/14]
Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena for the WWE Title
Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
Sheamus vs. Cesaro for the U.S. Title
Dolph Ziggler vs. Miz for the Intercontinental Title
Usos vs. Goldust & Stardust for the Tag Team Titles
Paige vs. Nikki Bella vs. AJ Lee for the Diva's Title
Mark Henry vs. Rusev
????? vs. Seth Rollins (The Big Show was Rollins' surprise opponent at last night's house show so it might end up being him)
Also, click inside and hit refresh for up to the minute match results and analysis that will be on top of the page.
* WWE Championship: Brock Lesnar vs. John Cena
* Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler vs. The Miz
* United States Championship: Sheamus vs. Cesaro
* Tag Team Championships: The Usos vs. The Brotherhood
* Divas Championship: Paige vs. AJ vs. Nikki
Chris Jericho vs. Randy Orton
Mark Henry vs. Rusev
Okay, folks -- swing away all you want, but keep it clean as always!
Davey Boy Smith vs. Greg Valentine by Stinger1981
I feel like we're being trolled a little bit here, but the #1 was indeed a hell of a match. I feel like Umaga should have been higher. And isn't there a pretty obvious omission from 2012? Or is that omitted due to blood, I wonder?
An issue which I've seen coming up several times on the web, but still no answer from WWE.
We're almost in October now, and still no news regarding travel packages for WM 31. I've tried to contact them, and I've heard of people trying to contact them as well, but they're suspiciously quiet on the subject.
I know the travel packages usually go on sale 'round summertime, which makes it even weirder.
I was wondering if you had any inside information on the subject or heard any rumour about no travel packages this year?
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 10.16.95
Live from somewhere not mentioned, but it’s LIVE.
Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan & Mongo
I feel like we need a change.org petition to get them to add the damn 09/25 show to the archives already.
blah, blah, big fan, blah, blah....
Two questions are:
1) What is the highest star rating you've given to a Jake Roberts match (that wasn't Royal Rumble 92)?
2) What is your favourite match that ended with a disqualification?
Live from Tokyo, Japan – 9/15/14
[ Click HERE to see the show in it's entirety without spoilers ]
With the final NJPW pay-per-view of the Ustream era coming on the air in a couple hours, here goes the most recent Kōrakuen show leading up to it. There’s also another NJPW show that aired after this one (available HERE), once again with no commentary, just crowd noise and ring mics. Of course, with no commentary, I had no idea what was going on, so you may have to fill in the blanks for me.
Also quick note, if you didn’t check out last night’s Atlantis vs. Ultimo Guerrero mask vs. mask match, don’t sleep on it. Believe the hype, it was an incredible way to spend a late Friday night. Plus, the ROH show with Styles vs. O’Reilly, and Bucks vs. Briscoes is the single best hour of U.S. wrestling you’ll find on TV this year. Again, don’t sleep on that one; proof that these wacky North Americans can do this wrestling shit as well as anybody in the world. Ok, moving on now……
Taichi & El Desperado vs. Yohei Komatsu & Maximo
From West Mifflin, PA
Your hosts are Ray Murrow and Chris Levy
It's on WWE.com. Apparently he had something called an incarcerated hernia. No word on how long he's out for.
Long time reader, blah, blah, blah…I was re-watching the footage from Hogan's in ring heel turn and was wondering – did Bobby Heenan get any heat for basically giving away the turn?...I realize it was only seconds before it happened, but still…always been curious.
Thanks and keep up the good work,
I just watched Rey vs Eddie Guerrero from SummerSlam 2005 on the network and holy cow do they mess up a lot of stuff............plus you have Vickie missing her run-in and Eddie throwing a huge tantrum mid match.