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AJ Styles and the WWE 2k19 cover

So it is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that there will be a WWE 2K19 this year. AJ Styles is on the cover, and it’s well deserved in terms of his in-ring accomplishments. However, which scenario is more likely: – We all have a chuckle when “THE GAY COMMUNITY!?” inevitably comes ... Read more

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WWF Madison Square Garden – October 28th, 1991

October 28, 1991 From Madison Square Garden in New York City, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon, Bobby Heenan, and Lord Alfred Hayes   Big Bully Busick vs. Texas Tornado Busick stalls to begin the match as the announcers talk about tonight’s Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper match. Tornado works a side headlock as the ... Read more

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NakaLuger

So Scott since last year’s Summerslam Nakamura has challenged for the WWE title on ppv 6 times and has failed all 6 times. Is he officially this generations Lex Luger? No, that’s Roman.  I’d call Nakamura more akin to Ted Dibiase or Curt Hennig.   

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UP NEXT

The looooooooooong video packages really slowed down a lengthy show last night. Should these be axed entirely on the main show and saved for the pre-show only or would you cut these down to like 45 second pieces? I know how Vince feels about acknowledging other people’s work, but the people who produce these shows ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Money in the Bank 2018–06.17.18

The SmarK Rant for WWE Money in the Bank 2018 – 06.17.18 Live from Chicago, IL Your hosts are Michael Cole, Corey Graves & The Coach, plus whoever the Smackdown geeks are. I know I said I’d do NXT first, but Money in the Bank is, you know, money in my bank.  Plus if I ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 27th, 1991

October 27, 1991 From the Huntington Civic Center in Huntington, WV Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan In action this week are Ric Flair, Bret Hart, Nasty Boys, and Texas Tornado. Plus, an interview with Sid Justice & Big Bossman & Legion of Doom and more   Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. Vito ... Read more

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WWE Impact Live

Impact is averaging around 300,000 weekly viewers on Pop TV.  The average viewership on FS1? 180,000 viewers. Why wouldn’t they purchase Impact for peanuts and replace the 205 Live taping after Smackdown with Impact Live? You have a program that is currently getting around 300k viewers on a horrible 3rd rate network that most people ... Read more

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POWERBOMB IN 1951!

http://network.wwe.com/video/v1119202783?start=0&contentId=198829310&postPlay=true&postPlayCount=1&contextType=wwe-show&contextId=wwe_hidden_gems&playContext=post_play_via_timer Go to the 37 minute mark. And, of course, that’s the finish. They even nix the 3rd fall ’cause Gunkel is F’d yo. ᐧ Old news,bro.  I reviewed that match as a part of the Hidden Gems rant ages ago.  But yes, Lou Thesz was a bad mamma jamma and I’d also highly recommend ... Read more

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Smackdown – January 15, 2004

Smackdown Date: January 15, 2004 Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut Attendance: 6,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz With less than two weeks to go before the Royal Rumble, it’s still the Hardcore Holly Show around here. Thankfully there’s some other stuff going on to balance it out, but he’s an anchor on the momentum that ... Read more

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Bobby Eaton

Scott, I’ve message a few times regarding the dangerous alliance and midnight express, but I wanted to get to the point and ask what you thought of Bobby Eaton. I don’t know why I’m such a fan of him. Perhaps it’s remembering his quality work with the dangerous alliance, or that he just had a ... Read more

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7 Star Matches

Hi Scott,  Now that we have the first 7-star match rating, what other matches would you go back and rate higher than 5 stars? Michaels-Taker from WM 25 seems like a good choice?   Oh, we’re not going down that rabbit-hole.

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Money on the Table Countdown: The SmarK Rant for WWE Money in the Bank 2017

The SmarK Rant for WWE Money in the Bank 2017 Live from St. Louis, MO Your hosts are Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton & JBL Women’s Money in the Bank: Charlotte v. Becky Lynch v. Tamina v. Carmella v. Natalya Everyone runs for ladders to start, leaving Tamina alone, and she fights everyone else off and ... Read more

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What do you think of New Japan World?

Hi Scott, Many promotions now have their own “network” or streaming set up (DDT, Big Japan, Stardom, Progress etc) and more and more are appearing every month. NJPW World is clearly one of the better networks in regards for getting more bang for your buck but are you happy with it overall as a service? ... Read more

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Money on the Table Countdown: The SmarK Rant for WWE Money in the Bank 2016

The SmarK Rant for WWE Money In The Bank 2016 – 06.19.16 It’s the greatest one of all time! I’m pretty sure announcing that in advance couldn’t bite them in the ass at all. Live from Las Vegas, NV Your hosts are Michael Cole, JBL & Byron Saxton WWE tag titles: The New Day v. ... Read more

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling – October 26th, 1991

October 26, 1991 From the Wheeling Civic Center in Wheeling, WV Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Randy Savage In action this are The Undertaker, Ted DiBiase, and debut of El Matador. Also, more on what happened to Sid Justice last week and an interview with the Natural Disasters   Roddy Piper vs. Tanaka Tanaka ... Read more

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Do you think Vince has ever seen Flair/Steamboat?

After the Okada/Omega classic, It got me wondering: do you think Vince McMahon loves wrestling enough to watch non-WWE classics. Do you think he ever watched Flair/Steamboat? Do you think he saw Okada/Omega? Or is It more business to him and not about actual wrestling? For some reason I can’t picture him sitting down to watch a ... Read more

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Observation

Just an observation:  Can you name another sport or entertainment medium where a fan would rather spend 10 bucks a month to watch shit from 10 to 30 years ago rather than watch the current product on tv for free? I have a network subscription, and I prefer to watch old stuff that I’ve never ... Read more

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Women’s championship and the invasion

Hello, Scott, I know you must love Invasion questions because why not, and I recall how just before the invasion there was the debacle with Chyna who was then Women’s champion. That led to her and the championship going into limbo. However, checking the history, the title wasn’t officially vacated until November, so theoretically China ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Prime Time Wrestling–06.05.89

The SmarK Rant for Prime Time Wrestling – 06.05.89 As picked by winning commentator JosephM for correctly guessing that both myself and Meltzer gave Okada v. Omega 7 stars! Your hosts are Gorilla & Bobby, coming from the premiere of “No Holds Barred”. This is apparently why he picked this particular episode. Gorilla’s first ... Read more

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Money on the Table Countdown: The SmarK Rant for WWE Money in the Bank 2015

The SmarK Rant for WWE Money In The Bank 2015 (06.14.15) We get a very classy ten-bell salute to Dusty Rhodes with the entire roster on the ramp to start. Live from Columbus, OH Your hosts are Michael Cole, JBL & Jerry Lawler Money In The Bank: Randy Orton vs. Neville vs. Kane vs. Dolph ... Read more

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Question

Good afternoon Mr. Keith. I really appreciate your review, so considering that I respect you so much as an expert, I’d like to ask you what do you think about Bryan Danielson. Considering, exclusively in ring ability, how would you compare him to AJ Styles, Bret Hart, Chris Benoit and Eddie Guerrero? How would you ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: June 14, 2018

SI.com Week in Wrestling https://ift.tt/2sUKGKt   Authors of Pain Update The reason the team has not been on RAW recently is that one of the members had a visa issue that was recently cleared up. Credit John Pollock via Wrestling Observer Newsletter   Eli Drake Update Drake signed a short-term extension with Impact Wrestling that ... Read more

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Hot dog, we have a wiener…

…and the winner of the star rating prediction contest is JosephM, the only one to successfully guess that both Dave and myself would rate the Okada-Omega match at seven stars! Drop me an e-mail if you haven’t already and pick a one-hour show on the WWE Network that I will review for tomorrow morning.

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Powerslam.TV

Hi Scott, My name is Chris Woolsey and I am in charge of public relations for Pivotshare, a video startup working in the pro wrestling industry with brands such as ICW, Demand Progress, CZW, and Highspots. We have an exciting press release that we thought might be of interest to your readers. Our team are ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for World Class Championship Wrestling–01.02.88

The SmarK Rant for World Class Championship Wrestling – 01.02.88 Taped from Dallas, TX Your host is Mark Lowrance They’ve added a whole ton of World Class lately, and although we left off in early 1983 last time I was doing these, I’ve always been more fascinated by dying promotions, so let’s move into 1988, ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – January 12, 2004

Monday Night Raw Date: January 12, 2004 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York Attendance: 6,100 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman We’re closing in on the Royal Rumble and we’re finally starting to talk about the thing. Last week saw the first few names officially announced for the Royal Rumble match and ... Read more

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling – October 19th, 1991

October 19, 1991 From the Wheeling Civic Center in Wheeling, WV Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Roddy Piper, and Randy Savage This week, we will see Sid Justice vs. El Diablo. Also in action are Ric Flair, Jake Roberts, and the Natural Disasters. Plus, Hacksaw Jim Duggan as guest on the “Funeral Parlor” and more! ... Read more

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WWE 205 Live – 12th June 2018

WWE 205 Live 12th June 2018 Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson   Good day, grapple fans!  We start with highlights of last week’s main event where Hideo Itami ran in to cause a DQ finish, before accosting Mustafa Ali and Buddy Murphy.  Drake Maverick tells us that, as a result ... Read more

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ECW Barely Legal

https://ift.tt/2JHW5Uc Still fun 21 years later, although I still wouldn’t call it my favourite ECW pay per view as you do Good show though, worth a watch I’ve seen it upwards of 100 times thanks to tape trading and yeah, it was always enjoyable.  

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Savage

Did you get/will get the unreleased Randy Savage collection? If so, can we expect a review? I dunno, how much of his stuff is really unreleased at this point ?  I’ve already got multiple collections of Macho Man stuff now.  

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New Japan

With New Japan looking like the superior product. Do you see a Major Network in the statea picking them up? If so, I would be interested to see how WWE responds product wise. I’m not seeing it.  They still have no real track record in North America.  We’re still a long ways from New Japan ... Read more

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Wrestlemania Finish Explained

“Lesnar’s ongoing run as Universal Champion surpassed the previous marker, CM Punk’s 434-day stint as WWE Champion that stretched between 2011 and 2013” –WWE’s official press statement That explains everything. Why did no one make that connection? ​Because neither one is a “record” anyway?  Also, they’re two different titles, so it’s a bullshit comparison.  ​

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The SmarK Rant for New Japan Dominion–06.09.18

The SmarK Rant for NJPW Dominion – 06.09.18 Live from Osaka Jo Hall Your hosts are Kevin Kelly & Don Callis IWGP Junior tag titles: Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru v. Rappongi 3K SHO & YOH send the champs flying off the apron before the bell, and back in Yoh gets two on Kanemaru. Suzuki-Gun hauls ... Read more

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Clash of the Champions XXII

Live from Milwaukee, WI Airdate:  January 13, 1993 Attendance:  4,000 Hosted by Jim Ross & Jesse “The Body” Ventura Experience the return of Thundercage! Also, will Steamboat and Douglas retain the unified tag team titles? Or will Austin and Pillman supplant them? Let’s find out! On a podium, Tony Schiavone and WCW Executive Vice-President of ... Read more

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Original Plans for Lex Luger as WCW Heavyweight Champion in 1991

If Lex Luger beats Ric Flair in the cage at GAB 1991 to finally win the WCW Title as a babyface champion, what were the plans for him?  Was he going to continue feuding with the Horsemen?  Was Windham next in line as a contender? Before Jim Herd was fired, was the plan always for ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 13th, 1991

October 13, 1991 From the Cornwall Civic Complex in Cornwall, Ontario, Canada Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan In action this week are Legion of Doom, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, The Warlord, and The Rockers. Plus, Roddy Piper as guest on the “Barber Shop.”   Hacksaw Jim Duggan vs. Bob Bradley Duggan gets the ... Read more

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CM Punk question

Let’s say Punk gets fired from UFC tomorrow, would Belator pick him up?  And if they do, would they go as far as to bring in another professional wrestler to fight him?  And if they do, who would you go for? Bellator would definitely bring him in.  As for who is low enough on ... Read more

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3MB

Drew McIntyre, Jinder Mahal, and Heath Slater were featured in three consecutive segments on Raw this week.  Could this be foreshadowing a long awaited 3MB reunion at some point? TUNE INTO NITRO TO FIND OUT!

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The SmarK Rant for NJPW Dominion–06.09.18 (Part 3)

Just to recap, here’s part one and part two.  Once everything is finished I’ll post it all as one big rant for the benefit of those Googling it. Live from Osaka Jo Hall Your hosts are Kevin Kelly & Don Callis. IWGP Junior heavyweight title: Will Ospreay v. Hiromu Takahashi Both guys charge in and ... Read more

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