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NXT – February 19, 2020

NXT Date: February 19, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Nigel McGuinness We’re done with Takeover: Portland and that means it’s time to get ready for Takeover: Tampa, which is coming up in a hurry. The big story is Johnny Gargano costing Tommaso Ciampa the NXT Title against ... Read more NXT – February 19, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – September 19, 2005

Monday Night Raw Date: September 19, 2005 Location: Kay Yeager Coliseum, Wichita Falls, Texas Attendance: 3,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman We’re done with Unforgiven and that means things are going to be…well about the same at, least in the main event as John Cena vs. Kurt Angle went to a DQ. Other ... Read more Monday Night Raw – September 19, 2005

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 02.19.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 02.19.20 Live from Atlanta, GA.  Hey, that’s the same place as the NWA tapes!  Maybe Nick Aldis will work Dark. Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur Tag Team Battle Royale:  Everyone is on the floor to start and charges in at the bell, except for ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 02.19.20

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Dynamite – February 19, 2020

Dynamite Date: February 19, 2020 Location: State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross We’re coming up on Revolution and that means there are a few things we need do first. That would include a tag team battle royal to crown some new #1 contenders, plus Cody vs. Wardlow in a cage ... Read more Dynamite – February 19, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – January 7, 1995

While Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) paved the road for wrestling’s future by the end of the decade, Smoky Mountain Wrestling (SMW) was a product yearning for the past.  Started by former Midnight Express manager and Louisville native Jim Cornette, and bankrolled by record producer Rick Rubin, in 1991, SMW billed itself as “professional wrestling like ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – January 7, 1995

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Jericho is an idiot

I see jericho is having coronavirus truthers on his podcast and is spreading rumours about it being a conspiracy  For such a smart man, he really is a fucking idiot sometimes. Oh lord.  Are there really people that believe that stuff?  Never mind, what I am saying, of course there are.  I don't even understand ... Read more Jericho is an idiot

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Fusient Media-WCW

Do you know why Fusient Media dropped out of the race to buy WCW in early 2001?  At first I thought it was because Turner cancelled all WCW programming, but wasn't that in March after Fusient pulled out of negotiations in January or February? OK, that's it, I'm declaring a moratorium on questions about Fusient ... Read more Fusient Media-WCW

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Dan Lambert

Hey Scott, Did you know Dan Lambert, founder of American Top Team and now King Mo's manager in MLW, is a diehard wrestling fan? He talks about his massive championship belt collection, being an Observer subscriber and getting dinner with a wrestling legend every couple months.  http://thewrestlingestate.com/index.php/2020/02/17/re-introducing-dan-lambert/  The guy's a natural on the mic, and ... Read more Dan Lambert

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #356 – 19/02/2000

Hello You! Last week’s show brought the goods match quality wise thanks to an excellent Tajiri Vs Super Crazy bout, but we’re still kind of short of big matches for the upcoming Living Dangerously pay per view in March. Hopefully we’ll finally start to see that show taking shape, although ECW do have somewhat of ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #356 – 19/02/2000

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WWF Action Zone – October 30th, 1994

October 30, 1994 From the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Todd Pettengill.   WWF Tag Team Title Match: Shawn Michaels & Diesel (c) vs. Razor Ramon & 1-2-3 Kid The champs attack the challengers from behind to start. However, Razor & Kid fight back and knock Diesle ... Read more WWF Action Zone – October 30th, 1994

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Eras

Hey Scott,  I maybe missed it, but have you ever given what you thought was the start/end of eras? There’s many points ya could point to: but I figure the New Generation didn’t start until Lex Express. Then Attitude when Bret flipped out and swore on RAW, and when I kinda zoned out as far ... Read more Eras

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Rude/Savage

Hey Scott, hope all is well with you. I was recently watching the Rude/Robert's WWF feud and wondered why didnt they go with Savage/Rude instead or even after? It would have made sense with Rude playing on Savages paranoia. Plus, Heenan being the mouthpiece of the feud would have made it a classic. Could you imagine ... Read more Rude/Savage

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The SmarK Rant for NWA & AEW – 02.18.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Circle Squared / AEW Dark – 02.18.20 The new NWA show is pretty short, so we’ll just do this as a two-fer. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qq3voqP_YLA Taped from Atlanta, GA Hosted by Sean Mooney The idea here is that NWA is scouting new talent, so indie guys sign up to do promos for ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NWA & AEW – 02.18.20

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Daily News Update – February 19, 2020

Man, you guys sure had some stuff to say about RUTHLESS AGGRESSION. DATELINE:  On yesterday’s NWA show, the date and time of the Crockett Cup was revealed.  Spoiler, it’s in Atlanta. DATELINE:  Col. Robert Parker is coming to MLW! DATELINE:  Brock Lesnar will be working the next couple of RAW shows, including next week’s one ... Read more Daily News Update – February 19, 2020

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 30th, 1994

`October 30, 1994 From the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Vince McMahon   Doink w/ Dink & Wink & Pink vs. Tony DeVito The midgets play leapfrog in the aisle. They all chase DeVito out of the ring then run around the ring as the announcers talk ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 30th, 1994

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Booking a Wrestling Show

Hey Scott. With a ton of wrestling podcasts out there, I hear some of these reoccurring “dos and don’ts” of booking a wrestling show. As a fan, some of these things never bothered me, but it seems that some – especially older promoters – swear by them. I was wondering if you and the blog ... Read more Booking a Wrestling Show

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Question

Scott, Everyone keeps talking about Arn screwing over Cody against MJF. If this happens, what becomes of Arn? It’s not like he and Cody can have a match, and MJF doesn’t need a mouthpiece/manager. Plus, Cody getting turned on again so soon seems silly to me.  Thoughts? Arn doesn't HAVE to turn on Cody.  Also ... Read more Question

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Prime Time Wrestling

Working my way through Prime Time right now.  Mostly just watching Gorilla and Heenans banter as opposed to the matches, which are mostly death unless you like a steady dose of Lanny Poffo and The Moondogs.  Every so often though they show some random match from 12-18 months ago.  Why the hell in late 1986 ... Read more Prime Time Wrestling

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The Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

Tonight!  NWA Powerrr is on hiatus, so instead they present The Circle Squared, which is like a tryout thing for them.  AEW Dark should proceed as usual. DATELINE:  New inductees to the WWE Hall of Fame include the Bella Twins, British Bulldog and maybe JBL.  If we’re lucky. DATELINE:  This Coronavirus thing is getting serious, ... Read more The Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

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Otis-Singles Push?

Given the storyline he's currently in on Smackdown with Mandy Rose, do you expect Otis of Heavy Machinery to eventually be given a singles push?  I can just picture Vince McMahon cracking up everytime Otis does physical comedy or the caterpillar.     I think he'll be pushed as a midcard comedy guy eventually, yeah.  ... Read more Otis-Singles Push?

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#CancelTheWWENetwork “Movement”?

What was the deal a few years back of the #CancelTheWWENetwork "movement"?  This would've been around 2013-2014 during the height of the Authority.  In fact, I remember HHH going on Raw and actually mocking the whole thing.  Was it legit, or some kind of work?   The WWE Network didn't start until 2014 so I've got ... Read more #CancelTheWWENetwork “Movement”?

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The NXT Formula

Hey Scott I watched the latest Takeover, obviously enjoyed it but something felt different… or too similar to put it another way. You know you're guaranteed great wrestling, but is the formula now wearing thin? Let's be honest, you're more surprised now if a finisher actually finishes someone because you're waiting for the kick out. ... Read more The NXT Formula

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Jericho vs. Moxley

How do you see the main events of AEW Revolution going?  While Jericho’s run as Le Champion has been terrific, it seems like the right time to establish Moxley as the top guy.  It’s a nice alternative to WWE who has heels holding all three of their World Titles and opens up a ton of ... Read more Jericho vs. Moxley

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WWF Superstars – October 29th, 1994

October 29, 1994 From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler   The show starts off with a clip from Bret Hart on “Action Zone” telling Bob Backlund that he will give him another title shot. And we learn that will take place at the ... Read more WWF Superstars – October 29th, 1994

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The SmarK Rant for RUTHLESS AGGRESSION: Episodes 1 & 2 (02.17.20)

The SmarK Rant for Ruthless Aggression – Episodes 1 & 2 Episode 1:  “It’s Time To Shake Things Up!” OKAY THEN.  Everyone is bugging me to review this show, and it’s pretty short, so let’s have at it. NARRATED BY MICHAEL RAPAPORT.  Ha, sweet. So back to the Monday Night Wars to start, with Bruce ... Read more The SmarK Rant for RUTHLESS AGGRESSION: Episodes 1 & 2 (02.17.20)

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Daily News Update – February 17, 2020

Hey, yo. Stuff I do for fun:  Digging through my basement full of random computer parts to refurbish a 10 year old Compaq laptop and install Linux on it.  Still more exciting than RAW. DATELINE:  Shelton Benjamin has signed a new multi-year deal with WWE.  I feel like we’ve missed the peak with Shelton, but ... Read more Daily News Update – February 17, 2020

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-25-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: August 25, 1984 (taped 08/17) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Kerry and Gordy go toe-to-toe in a lumberjack match. A familiar reptile-like wrestler debuts, and a very familiar face returns. How will it all play out? And who will join me for this surreal episode? No promises, Glen. I ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-25-1984

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Monday Night Raw – February 17, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: February 17, 2020 Location: Angel of the Winds Arena, Everett, Washington Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips We’re almost to Super ShowDown and that way we can get ready for the real Road To Wrestlemania. There are a lot of things left to cover before we get there though and ... Read more Monday Night Raw – February 17, 2020

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WWF Monday Night RAW – October 24th, 1994

October 24, 1994 From the Burlington Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, VT Your hosts are Vince McMahon and “Macho Man” Randy Savage Tonight’s featured match is Razor Ramon vs. Yokozuna for the Intercontinental Title. Also in action are the Smoking Gunns, Tatanka, Adam Bomb, and Diesel   WWF Intercontinental Title Match: Yokozuna w/ Mr. Fuji & ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – October 24th, 1994

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I’m composing this on my phone instead of my MAC so it’s going to be a quick one. I hope everyone had a great weekend. There are reviews of Takeover: Portland from Scott and Thomas and both are worth reading. I thought it was a typical Takeover — everything was good. The ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV (Aug. 14, 1992)

AJW TV (Aug. 14th, 1992): * The other AJW TV show I saw on YouTube. It features two matches from the Lethal Lottery-style “Fuji TV Network Tag Team Tournament”, plus a huge mismatch in Aja Kong vs. Takako Inoue. Wonderfully, it keeps the ads, though it’s hard to tell what they’re advertising- everything’s got song ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV (Aug. 14, 1992)

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Sputnik Monroe

https://youtu.be/OCtF4pZjfNE How many songs have Hogan, Austin, or Flair had written about them? Sputnik Monroe isn't a HOFer? Come on man…. Sputnik was a legend in Tennessee and did some amazing things for the black wrestling fans, but I don't think he's a Hall of Fame guy outside of that territory.  Certainly not in the ring.   ... Read more Sputnik Monroe

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Fwd: NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin

Hey Scott So NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin That’s NXT UK. Dublin. Who’s gonna tell Vince and Trips that Dublin (Republic of Ireland) isn’t in the UK? Now, if NXT UK then do Takeover: Paris, Berlin, Madrid etc outside of UK it’s all good. But. Also did you know Dublin is the fastest growing city in the ... Read more Fwd: NXT UK TakeOver: Dublin

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Double Tag Team Turn

Hey Scott, Thinking about Johnny turning on Ciampa – is this the first time that an established tag team has had one guy turn on the other, feud and eventual reconciliation, and then the other guy turns on the first guy? Could be I've missed something in the last 10-15 years, but I can't think ... Read more Double Tag Team Turn

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Instead of Elias…

…I’d rather see Cena Vs Goldberg  Give them 5 minutes and let them run through their repertoires in a sprint Either have Cena spam F-U’s to win or have Goldberg Spear and Jackhammer him for the win I’d be entertained Legit dream match there, too.  I'm 100% on board with that idea.

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WWF Action Zone – October 23rd, 1994

October 23, 1994 From the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY. This happened during the 9/28 “Wrestling Challenge” tapings. Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Todd Pettengill. The featured match here is Bret vs. Owen Hart for the WWF Title.   Charlie Minn runs down the show in the aisle. He’s just as terrible ... Read more WWF Action Zone – October 23rd, 1994

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Daily News Update – February 17, 2020

Weekend’s over and now I’m on vacation for February break!  Now, I’m not leaving town, but my wife is taking a trip to New York later this week, so I don’t know how the logistics of that are going to work as it relates to dead wrestlers.  Maybe just their wives will die?  I dunno, ... Read more Daily News Update – February 17, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Portland – 02.17.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Portland – 02.16.20 Live from Portland, OR Your hosts are Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix & Nigel McGuinness North American title:  Keith Lee v. Dominik Dijakovic We get the trash talk to start and Dijak grabs a headlock, but then they start throwing down right away and blocking each other’s ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Portland – 02.17.20

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – January 3, 1995

While the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW) were locked in a fight for national supremacy for much of 1995, a renegade promotion based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania built a cult-like following.  Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) relished challenging wrestling’s norms and conventions.  When Jim Crockett sought to revive the prestige of the NWA ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – January 3, 1995

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Takeover: Portland

Takeover: Portland Date: February 16, 2020 Location: Moda Center, Portland, Oregon Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Nigel McGuinness, Mauro Ranallo We’re back with the big show and making the Sunday debut, which hopefully isn’t a trend. This is the first Takeover since November and it’s going to be an interesting one since we are only about six ... Read more Takeover: Portland

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Sunday Night Reset: February 16, 2020

Next week is my birthday.  Yay. XFL Main Event tonight is St. Louis against Houston, which is almost certainly going to be the game of the week after a 17-9 yawnfest, a DC shutout (GO DEFENDERS!), and a field goal battle in LA. (Edit: I wrote the previous paragraph before the fourth quarter.  It’s gone ... Read more Sunday Night Reset: February 16, 2020

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 23rd, 1994

October 23, 1994 From the Westchester County Center in White Plains, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase   We first see the clip of Bob Backlund attacking Arnold Skaaland last week on Superstars then get challenged by Bob Holly.   Now, we see a clip of Paul Bearer freaking out Yokozuna last ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – October 23rd, 1994

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All Japan SINGS!

Okay, I just saw this the other day, and I can't believe it's existed for 22 years without it being a huge meme in the wrestling fandom: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efFvcK48D0II'll never see those guys in the same way again. ESPECIALLY considering how serious Misawa & Kobashi seemed.(Extra points for keeping to their color schemes!) Well you win the ... Read more All Japan SINGS!

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Daily News Update – February 16, 2020

Thanks to reader Derek Price, who sent me the sick scan of the Flair magazine cover to replace my ratty screencapped version. It’s Takeover day!  Get hyped! DATELINE:  Smackdown ratings were slightly down.  Now the truth over Wilson & Barrios’ firing comes out! DATELINE:  Ronda Rousey is starting a gaming channel on Facebook Watch.  Is ... Read more Daily News Update – February 16, 2020

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 07.24.95

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 07.24.95 Oh man, Dave is REALLY into this UFC thing now. – In the top story, Dave watched UFC VI and thought it was “the most intense and the most exciting live sports event [he’d] seen in many years”.  In fact, he compares the Oleg Taktarov v. Tank Abbott final to ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 07.24.95

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Unforgiven 2005

Unforgiven 2005 Date: September 18, 2005 Location: Ford Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Attendance: 8,000 Commentators: Jonathan Coachman, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s a Raw only show this time around and that means we could be in for anything between entertaining and nothing at all. The main event is John Cena defending the World Title against ... Read more Unforgiven 2005

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The Top 20 Blog Posts of 2019!

Yes, it’s that time again, as we continue naval-gazing on the blog and look back on what money was left on the table for 2019.  So since people seem to be interested in this sort of thing, once again here’s the top-drawing posts on the Blog of Doom by pageview, covering the period from Jan ... Read more The Top 20 Blog Posts of 2019!

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The Saturday Night Thread

Tonight!  There’s a UFC on ESPN+ that no one cares about.  Hockey is all over the place here in Canada. Tomorrow is Takeover: Portland, a show that I’m greatly looking forward to reviewing. I’m guessing there’s all kinds of XFL football tonight, so we’ll see how things go for the league from here. Have a ... Read more The Saturday Night Thread

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Under the Black Hat

As promised, I flew through Jim Ross’s new book “Under the Black Hat” this afternoon and it was a fantastic read.  Thanks so much to the people at Simon & Schuster for sending it my way. Basically it covers Jim’s life from 1999 until signing with AEW, although the gaps in the story grow much ... Read more Under the Black Hat

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Smackdown – September 15, 2005

Smackdown Date: September 16, 2005 Location: Alltel Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas Attendance: 4,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz With Raw’s Unforgiven coming up on two days after this show, it’s time to start setting up the next Smackdown pay per view. Last week seemed to be an ending point for some big stories and that means ... Read more Smackdown – September 15, 2005

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You Guys Are Awesome

Hi Scott.  I sent in a question a few days ago regarding a Jewish wrestling event. After I pressed send, I was convinced that "nah, it's too vague, too obscure, not enough info, no one will know what I'm talking about and that's even if he posts it".  Well, not only did you post it, ... Read more You Guys Are Awesome

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Fiend/Goldberg

As usual they booked themselves into a corner.  You don’t want to beat him but more people would want to see Goldberg vs Roman.  Meltzer said Heyman sees Goldberg as Bruno who comes in, does a couple of months, then leaves.  How do you get out of it? I don’t understand with a million guys ... Read more Fiend/Goldberg

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 06.01.85

The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 06.01.85 Time for some Saturday morning Watts! Taped from Shreveport, LA Your hosts are Jim Ross & Joel Watts Last week:  Skandor Akbar tries to introduce “The Brute” as his newest charge, but he proves to be “The McGuffin” instead as Jim Duggan returns from having his face ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 06.01.85

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Daily News Update – February 15, 2020

I feel like we might as well stay on-brand and just go with the “Daily News Update” thing every day now. DATELINE:  Wrestlemania will feature AJ Styles v. Undertakeras one of the featured matches, and I’m not gonna lie, that sounds like a goddamned trainwreck waiting to happen.  AJ hasn’t exactly been great this past ... Read more Daily News Update – February 15, 2020

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Smackdown – February 14, 2020

Smackdown Date: February 14, 2020 Location: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re almost to Super ShowDown and things are starting to take shape. That will be the case again this week as we get to build towards Goldberg vs. the Fiend, plus a Women’s Title match between Carmella and ... Read more Smackdown – February 14, 2020

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Smartening up

Hi Scott A question for the Blog.  Most of us had our moment as a fan when we suddenly got smartened up to the fact that wrestling is pre-determined.  For myself, it was when I was 13 and attending WWF One Night Only in Birmingham, and a steward at the arena told me and my mate ... Read more Smartening up

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Spanish God

Hey Scott– How long do you figure AEW is able to get value out of Sammy Guevara as Jericho's bootlick/job-boy before it runs out of steam? And do we get the requisite DiBiasie/Virgil feud between those two? I think so.  I think ultimately Sammy will be a babyface in the Jeff Hardy mold and feud ... Read more Spanish God

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The End of an Era

https://twitter.com/catherinekelley/status/1228348984923574272/photo/1  So what was your personal favorite Cathy Kelley moment?  That time she asked if the challenger was ready to face the champion. Good times. 

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HHH @ WM36

Wrestlemania is imminent and I fear ol' Eagle Beak HHH is due for his annual injecting himself into proceedings so that the underexposed young starlet can get a nice payday. With each passing year, CM Punk's parting words to him ring more and more true, as an in-ring performer (his NXT oversight is a separate ... Read more HHH @ WM36

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Heath Slater

What's happened to Heath? For a while it seemed like he was in real grace and favour with the WWE, getting lots of airtime (admittedly as a comedy jobber, but there's no shame in that niche, and he was GOOD at it), but he seems to have pretty much vanished other than the occasional spot ... Read more Heath Slater

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Joey Ryan’s Possible Folly?

So rumors are circulating that Joey Ryan's going to under a reinvention, dressing up like Ned Flanders and creating a new "Right To Censor" SJW gimmick called "Cancel Culture" as of the most recent Impact tapings. Could he make it work? I mean he's ridden the whole "Unus the Untouchable But the X-Gene Is In ... Read more Joey Ryan’s Possible Folly?

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Jewish Wrestling

Hi Scott.  I've always liked reading websites that review old wrestling tapes, it's pretty much the reason I'm on this site now! I remember a few years ago, reading one that would trawl the bargain bins at video stores and review the weird and wonderful things he'd find there. I seem to remember him reviewing ... Read more Jewish Wrestling

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Friday Indie Spotlight Thing: 2018 JT Lightning Invitational Tournament, Night Two

If you’re gonna do the first half of a two-parter, you’re kind of obligated to do the second half too, aren’t you? The PG Era Rant for the JT Lightning Invitational Tournament, Part Two. From Cleveland, Ohio, and hosted by AIW. Held May 27, 2018. Tape runtime: 195 minutes. Your hosts are Matt Wadsworth and ... Read more Friday Indie Spotlight Thing: 2018 JT Lightning Invitational Tournament, Night Two

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WWF Superstars – October 22nd, 1994

October 22, 1994 From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler This week, our featured match is Bob Backlund vs. Bob Holly.   A video package from last week’s show where Backlund attacked Arnold Skaaland, leading Holly into challenging Backlund to a match.   Bob ... Read more WWF Superstars – October 22nd, 1994

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Daily News Update – February 14, 2020

Happy Valentine’s Day! Observer’s out, here’s some tidbits. DATELINE:  WWE is once again looking into adding a bunch of indie promotions to the Network, as they’re currently sniffing around to see about acquiring some of the tape libraries that are out there.  How this relates to their long-standing plan to add a “tiered” version of ... Read more Daily News Update – February 14, 2020

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NXT UK – February 13, 2020

NXT UK Date: February 13, 2020 Location: York Barbican, York, England Commentators: Tom Phillips, Aiden English This taping cycle has to be finishing up soon but things are never exactly the same around here as they are everywhere else. What matters is that we are pretty clearly setting up Dave Mastiff as the next challenger ... Read more NXT UK – February 13, 2020

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