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WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 30th, 1995

April 30, 1995 From the Mark of the Quad in Moline, IL Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Jim Ross. Gorilla tells us that “hours ago” he received a special document from The Corporation that said Ted DiBiase no longer has the time to do commentary. The show starts off with a video package from ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 30th, 1995

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AEW DARK — August 11, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 45 – August 11, 2020. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are Taz and Tony. Tonight, we have two Featured Bouts. First, in a continuation from last week, the Hybrid 2 will square off against the Natural Nightmares. Second, Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian of SCU will ... Read more AEW DARK — August 11, 2020

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Tuesday Night Streaming Thread – August 11, 2020

Tonight!  AEW Dark is presented on the YouTubes, to be reviewed by Andy PG as usual. Also, Impact shows up on Twitch or wherever they’re airing now.  Tommy will have a look at it afterwards. RAW’s rating was pretty much the exact same as last week, so RAW Underground isn’t really setting viewership on fire ... Read more Tuesday Night Streaming Thread – August 11, 2020

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Go! Mighty Orbots!

I feel like that title was just lazy. Not cheap and lazy, just lazy. What do you know about Mighty Orbots? Not a lot, but I’ve got the DVD of the series, always meant to watch it. I guess now will do. Let’s watch. Young scientist Rob Simmons commands a team of robots, named with ... Read more Go! Mighty Orbots!

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WWF Superstars – April 29th, 1995

April 29, 1995 From the Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, IA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix This week, we have Bret Hart vs. Jimmy Del Ray, Hakushi vs. Kwang, along with the Allied Powers and Jean Pierre LaFitte also in action.   We get clips from RAW with Diesel defeating Bam ... Read more WWF Superstars – April 29th, 1995

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Borrowing/adopting finishers

We seem to be seeing more and more of guys using their opponent's finisher against them in matches. While it can definitely be cool, I've always been a bigger fan of the rare instance when a wrestler incorporates an ally/former tag partner's finish into his own move set.  For example, Rey permanently adopting Eddie's frog ... Read more Borrowing/adopting finishers

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Batman (1989 movie)

Scott, What’s your opinion of the 1989 Batman movie?  First movie I ever bought on VHS like many people. The Nolan movies ultimately surpassed it but the movie is still insanely quotable and the soundtrack is a lost classic from Prince in some ways.  

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Bull Buchanan – 2000

Hi Scott, Hope you're well!  Bull Buchanan is a head-scratcher. They seemed quite up on him for a while, being the Regime's hired gun for a time, then he got thrown in to the Right To Censor thing. I'm not saying the guy was world champion material, but he seemed like a guy that could ... Read more Bull Buchanan – 2000

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Daily News Update – August 11, 2020

Good morning! I watched the latest DEADLY DRAW show on YouTube last night, and I’d say it was a better show that the first one, although I keep waiting for Leva Bates to stop pretending to be terrible and just be good in the ring, and it never happens.  So it’s becoming more apparent that ... Read more Daily News Update – August 11, 2020

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 12.04.95

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 12.04.95 Doo, doo, doo…another one bites the dust.  And another one’s gone, and another one’s gone, another one bites the dust.  HEY!  Gonna get you too, another one bites the dust… RIP this week to another wrestling promotion. Oh and say goodbye to Dave Meltzer’s career after Hulk Hogan RIPS HIM ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 12.04.95

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Monday Night Raw – August 10, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: August 10, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton For the first time in a very long while, some interesting stuff actually took place last week. That would include both Raw Underground and the debut of Retribution, but the problem with any WWE story ... Read more Monday Night Raw – August 10, 2020

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I have no clue about the WWE’s current taping schedule so no idea if RAW is live tonight or not. Mickie James is supposed to return. I guess that’s something. I hope they replay Bianca Belair attacking Zelina Vega at her house while she was doing a Twitch stream with Kayla Braxton. ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV (Aug. 5th, 1993)

AJW TV SHOW (Aug. 5th, 1993): * So in the midst of the never-ending AJW Grand Prix, here’s an August TV show I found! It was taped at the Kasumigaura Cultural Gymnasium in Kasumigaura, Ibaraki on August 5th, airing Aug. 13th, and features a Grand Prix match between Akira Hokuto & LLPW’s Harley Saito! There’s ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV (Aug. 5th, 1993)

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 23, 1995

Cactus Jack talks about Wiffle ball and how a kid would rob him of homers, so he had to alter his style, just like he had to alter his wresting style to stand out and be the best.  He recounts Ric Flair hating his style in WCW and that he would never be out of ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 23, 1995

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WWF Monday Night RAW – April 24th, 1995

April 24, 1995 From the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, NE Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler   The show starts off with a video package on Bam Bam Bigelow’s recent troubles as he faces Diesel tonight for the World Heayweight Title.   The hosts run down the show from ringside. ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – April 24th, 1995

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 11.10.85

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 11.10.85 Okey doke, let’s finish off the Maple Leaf shows available on the Network as we journey to the end of ’85. Taped from Toronto, ON Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura Andre the Giant & Hillbilly Jim v. King Kong ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 11.10.85

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Let’s Switch It Up

So a couple of MCU questions. 1. What’s what the online hate for Captain Marvel? While she’s not my favorite character, I enjoy the character and liked the way she used in Endgame. 2. While I have no problems with Infinity War/Endgame, wouldn’t it have been even more spectacular to have Thanos drop the “I ... Read more Let’s Switch It Up

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Austin Walks Out

I know Austin has brought this subject up many times since the incident (and has been a running joke here at the BOD), that being his walk-out from the company in 2002. The details are fairly well-known, but I wondered if we ever got any clarification on *why* Vince wanted to go that route with ... Read more Austin Walks Out

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Who puts the future in your hands? Robotix!

“You’ve looked at Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines and Inhumanoids, are you going to look at Robotix and Jem?”, I was asked. “Sure!”, I replied. Let’s start with Robotix. Jem might be a little further off as I’m not as familiar with it because it was a “girly” show (even though I loved She-Ra, and ... Read more Who puts the future in your hands? Robotix!

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Impact Wrestling – August 4, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: August 4, 2020 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews Things got turned around in a big way last week with the premiere of Wrestle House, which became the major focal point of the show. That may or may not be to your liking, but there were enough good ... Read more Impact Wrestling – August 4, 2020

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AEW is awesome

Hi Scott, 1 question: Why is AEW so awesome? Love the blog Bye Sent from my AEWPhone 1.  Cody Rhodes and his selfless leadership. 2.  Their varied and prominent women's division. 3.  The money that shows up in my account every two weeks from a mysterious benefactor.  

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RIP Kamala

We are saddened to report that Kamala has passed away. RIP ❤️🙏🏻❤️ pic.twitter.com/Sz50U5kzAU — 80’s Wrestling (@80sWrestling_) August 9, 2020 If true, that’s another strike on 2020.  Weird timing that I chose to do the Toronto show a couple of days ago, but at least the last Kamala match I saw was a great one.  ... Read more RIP Kamala

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Questions about Asuka.

Hey Scott,  Fax here from the Blog hope all is well.  Some questions:  1) How amazed were you that Sasha Banks was able to carry her to a good match, Twice(!!!)  no less? 2) Whose reign of terror was worse: HHH in 2003 or Asuka today? 3) what do you think are the odds that ... Read more Questions about Asuka.

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Sunday Night Reset: August 9, 2020

So after thinking about it, my plan is to review the AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup some weekend when it’s all over and see how it all played out. Meanwhile, there’s sports on tonight.  Not that I’m watching… I’m tired.  It’s been a tough week, and it’s time to catch up on rest. So enjoy ... Read more Sunday Night Reset: August 9, 2020

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WWF Action Zone – April 23rd, 1995

April 23, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill This week’s featured match is The Headshrinkers vs. Jacob & Eli Blu We get highlights from two weeks ago during the Fatu vs. Eli Blu match where Eli won by DQ after Jacob Blu and Sionne got involved.   Adam Bomb defeats Brooklyn Brawler ... Read more WWF Action Zone – April 23rd, 1995

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WCW Tag scene 96

I can't think of one match where the Outisders popped out a good match in any title defense or win.  The Harlem heat switch had its moments and heat, but after that, they really killed the tag division .  Putting the Title on Hogan ASAP was needed i agree, but did the Outsiders really need ... Read more WCW Tag scene 96

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A Perfect Documentary

Hey Scott, I managed to find a copy of “The Life and Times of Mr. Perfect” at a bookstore this week.  It is, as per usual with WWE, an awesome documentary.  Just wanted to share that according to Wade Boggs, HE came up with the Wolfpac hand gesture and he feels bad not trademarking it ... Read more A Perfect Documentary

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The new stable and an idea for it

How to make “Retribution: the Stable” work.  Model it after the Reavers and give them an explicit reasons for their hatred for Vince and the WWE.  Lita as the leader/Donald Pierce. If they can pay to bring Edge back, they can bring Lita back too. Her motives are revenge on the WWE for Edge's various ... Read more The new stable and an idea for it

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.06.97

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.06.97 Vince McMahon opens the show, informing the crowd that Brian Pillman had died in his hotel room the night before, and we get a 10 bell salute with all the wrestlers on the stage.  And unfortunately that would only be the beginning of the tragedies ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.06.97

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Super Sunday! Inhumanoids – The Evil That Lies Within!

Yesterday’s review was of Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines, so as Inhumanoids originated from that same Super Sunday block and there were some comments about vaguely remembering it, I thought I’d have a look at the five-part mini-series that was shown in smaller chunks (quite obviously, as we’ll get to) alongside Bigfoot and the others. ... Read more Super Sunday! Inhumanoids – The Evil That Lies Within!

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Daily News Update – August 9, 2020

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  I went to play Hitman 2 last night and sure enough, as soon as I popped it into my XBox, it’s like “Oh hey, I’d love to let you play this game, but first we have to install 20 GB onto the hard drive and then download another ... Read more Daily News Update – August 9, 2020

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Smackdown – March 10, 2006

Smackdown Date: March 10, 2006 Location: Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, Alabama Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re running out of time before Wrestlemania and this time around that means we need to start setting up some Money in the Bank participants. Other than that we are all but guaranteed to get some fallout from last week ... Read more Smackdown – March 10, 2006

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ECW on Syfy 02/09/2010 #192

The penultimate episode, time to put on the blindfold and light the cigarette. We start off with Alleged GM Tiffany assuring the roster that ECW dying is a good thing as they will all be free agents with the ability to go any brand (or leisure centre) that’ll have them. Speaking of free agents, Gregory ... Read more ECW on Syfy 02/09/2010 #192

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Saturday Night’s All Right for SPORTS Thread

Hey, the Canucks won their first playoff series since 2011!  But of course, tonight there’s a TON of other hockey and baseball games, plus a UFC. Smackdown’s ratings were up slightly. I picked up Hitman 2 on clearance at Toys R Us for $4 today because I insist on watching people like the Outside Xbox ... Read more Saturday Night’s All Right for SPORTS Thread

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 23rd, 1995

April 23, 1995 From the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase   Hakushi w/ Shinja vs. Bert Centeno Gorilla mentions how Bret Hart will face Hakushi at In Your House as DiBiase says that Jerry Lawler is upset over Bret declining a match against himself. Hakushi grabs ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 23rd, 1995

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Our dear, close, personal, long time friend…

Seeing as it got brought up in the MLG thread, here’s Mean Gene doing what he does best. Features: Nikolai Volkoff is “the shits” Iron Sheik choking a… turkey? Howard “Cosell” Finkel Gene “putting that cigarette out” before asking Julie Valentine some personal questions The Brain burying Ken Patera Sarge soils himself What was Kamala ... Read more Our dear, close, personal, long time friend…

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Gauntlet Matches

Hi Scott! Q&A for the site. I think the quarantine is really getting to me that tonight I was starting to feel nostalgic for the Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins gauntlet matches on TV last year before WrestleMania (or just too many empty venue shows since March is making me think 2019 WWE crowds were “alive”). ... Read more Gauntlet Matches

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The North vs FTR

So, Scott D'amore has tweeted that Impact would support a match between FTR and The North. The match itself would be pretty cool, and obviously good for Impact whose profile is pretty low these days. However, would it be good for AEW? If they did as Scott suggests and have two matches, one on each ... Read more The North vs FTR

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Best finisher name

What do you think is the coolest name for a finishing move? Scorpion Death Lock always sounded pretty intimidating to me. Hard to argue with that one too much.  Doomsday Device was also great.  Midnights had a lot of tremendously creative ones, like the Veg-O-Matic (which admittedly loses something without the context of Ron Popeil's commercials).  ... Read more Best finisher name

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Mike Reviews Every WCW Road Wild Main Event

Hello You! Urgh, Road Wild I have never really enjoyed this event, even though the visual of them setting up a ring in the middle of a biker rally always looked cool. The atmosphere on the shows was inconsistent to say the least and some of the work was below standard as the wrestlers just ... Read more Mike Reviews Every WCW Road Wild Main Event

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 10.21.84

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 10.21.84 Taped from Toronto, ON Your hosts are Jack Reynolds & Billy Red Lyons. Intercontinental title:  Greg Valentine v. SD Jones Jack immediately notices that “there’s a number of Orientals” at ringside taking photos.  Yeah, they like to do that, I hear.  Also ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 10.21.84

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Saturday Morning Cartoons! Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines!

I’ve recently been transferring some shows from video to DVD and this is one of them. My own history with it is seeing the trailer for it on a Transformers video as a kid, but never seeing or getting it fully myself. Then a friend of mine picked it up when we were in our ... Read more Saturday Morning Cartoons! Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines!

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Daily News Update – August 8, 2020

WHAT THE HELL, MAPLE LEAFS? Well that was quite the night of hockey last night. If anyone actually sees the AEW figures at their local Walmart, please hit me up because they’re not coming here until October and I REALLY want them before they disappear into collector purgatory. Kevin Reilly, the guy who greenlit AEW ... Read more Daily News Update – August 8, 2020

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NJPW Strong – August 7th, 2020

Howdy! While I didn’t review it, I did watch the Lion’s Break Collision shows on NJPWworld, and now they’re back with another Friday night show, NJPW Strong as part of their push into North America. Featuring some known names and LA Dojo members, this is the first week of an 8-man single elimination tournament called ... Read more NJPW Strong – August 7th, 2020

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New Japan Pro Wrestling: Summer Struggle (Part 4) 8.6.20

-It’s the first night of the tournament to crown new NEVER 6 Man Tag Team Champions.  We are live from Tokyo at Korakuen Hall. ***Quick Note*** As I try and catch up two days of shows, the first half will be a quick summary with results of each match.   1.  Gabriel Kidd vs.  Yuji ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling: Summer Struggle (Part 4) 8.6.20

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Smackdown – August 7, 2020

Smackdown Date: August 7, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We are less than two and a half weeks away from Summerslam and that means…well not much actually, but tonight we might find out some more about the Fiend attacking Alexa Bliss last week. That is the kind of ... Read more Smackdown – August 7, 2020

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Underrated loser gimmick: 93-95 Crush

Instead of getting him to the next level in 1993, he is off for a bit because of the Doink attack, misses Rumble, loses to Doink at Mania, loses to Shawn at KOTR, ultimately loses the Doink feud, once again injured after the Yoko thing in the summer, no Summerslam appearance, turns heel in a ... Read more Underrated loser gimmick: 93-95 Crush

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Friday Night Party Thread: August 7, 2020

New York strip steak?  Check. Pre-chopped salad? Check. Pasta?  Check. A reason to stay indoors all weekend while the training ring is being dried out from the storm?  Oh that’s a big check.  WE MADE IT! SmackDown is tonight!  We will see Matt Riddle face Sheamus, Jeff Hardy against Baron Corbin, Sonya Deville on the ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: August 7, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – June 24, 1995

Lance Russell returns to today’s broadcast alongside Dave Brown and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Russell interviews Brandon Baxter, who is upset that he is not being treated like a star in the USWA like he was in the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF).  Baxter demands that Russell tell him who ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – June 24, 1995

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The New Japan Three Musketeers

If you had to rate Keiji Mutoh, Masahiro Chono and Shinya Hashimoto in order of preference, how would it shape up? Muto is obviously one of my favourite wrestlers of all time, full stop.  Chono I’ve mostly just seen via his WCW stuff and the occasional tag match against the Steiners.  Hashimoto is someone I’m ... Read more The New Japan Three Musketeers

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early ECW

I pretty much never watched ECW during their existence so I finally started watching them on the network, mainly the supershows for now.  Just finished up 1994 and I have one question. I don't know if this changes later but it seems like there are no clearly defined faces and heels with a few exceptions.  ... Read more early ECW

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WWF Superstars – April 22nd, 1995

April 22, 1995 From the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix This week, Jeff Jarrett defends the Intercontinental Title against Aldo Montoya as we get a video package hyping the rematch after Montoya beat him two weeks ago by getting his arm up when Jarrett ... Read more WWF Superstars – April 22nd, 1995

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Marvel vs. WCW

So apparently Marvel pitched a crossover with WCW in 2000 that would have various Marvel superheroes vs.various WCW wrestlers.  We would have gotten Spider-Man vs. Sting, Bret Hart vs. Captain America, and of course Hogan vs. Hulk.  There's even artwork featuring Bret putting Captain America in the sharpshooter.  It was WCW that turned it down ... Read more Marvel vs. WCW

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The WWE World Hvt Title in 2002

Scott In a question about RVD, you mentioned the so-called World Title presented to Triple H on Raw in 2002.  I feel like I’m missing something.  This was right before a pay-per-view.  Couldn’t WWE have thrown together an eight, or hell, even four man tournament on Raw then properly crowned a champion with the final ... Read more The WWE World Hvt Title in 2002

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The SmarK Rant for RAW / Nitro – 11.20.95

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 11.20.95 LAST NIGHT!  Diesel Power runs out of gas for good, as Bret Hart wins his third WWF title to put a merciful bullet in the reign of Kevin Nash. LIVE from Richmond, VA! Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler. The 1-2-3 Kid v. Hakushi ... Read more The SmarK Rant for RAW / Nitro – 11.20.95

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Daily News Update – August 7, 2020

Welcome to the end of another work week! WWE Confirms Takeover: XXX Grudge Match https://ift.tt/3gBQhMy Daniel Bryan Challenges The Rock, Rock Responds https://ift.tt/2F0QKdh VIDEO: What Happened After Dynamite Ended https://ift.tt/2DEabrI Heat On Sammy Guevara Over Chair Spot https://ift.tt/2XFnNtU

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Best of British – Tag Team Turmoil!

Let’s have a look, as requested in a previous review, at some tag team wrestling from World of Sport. First up, some BIG stars you wouldn’t expect to be teaming together! Giant Haystacks & Big Daddy vs. Tibor Szakacs & Steve Veidor Yes, Big Daddy was a villain before he was the mom’s and dad’s ... Read more Best of British – Tag Team Turmoil!

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NXT UK – August 6, 2020

NXT UK Date: August 6, 2020 Host: Andy Shepard It’s more of the same around here as the vault stays wide open. That usually doesn’t mean much with this show as they have to be running out of interesting things to show. I’m not sure if WWE is ever going to do anything about that ... Read more NXT UK – August 6, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.05.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.05.20 Not gonna lie, they’re gonna have a tough time topping Dynamite this week.  Hopefully it’s a 2-for-2 week! Taped from the Performance Center Your hosts are Mauro, Beth and some homeless guy who wandered in off the street.  Tom?  Tim? #1 Contender match:  Rhea Ripley v. Dakota Kai ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.05.20

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The Thursday Night Prime Time Chat Thread: August 6, 2020

(Author’s Note: I’m mixing up the intro this week.  For those who don’t care, skip it and go straight to the comments.  The rest of you?  See you after the jump.) “Hello, and welcome everyone as we look at the world of professional wrestling for this Thursday night.  Brain, a lot of things going on ... Read more The Thursday Night Prime Time Chat Thread: August 6, 2020

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WWF Dortmund, Germany – April 17th, 1995

April 17, 1995 From Falenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. This drew a sellout of 13,000 fans. This is fan-cam show thus no commentary. And, the main event of Diesel & Razor Ramon vs. Jeff Jarrett & Psycho Sid was not included. Sid & Jarrett lost that match via countout per Kwang vs. Adam Bomb Kwang getting ... Read more WWF Dortmund, Germany – April 17th, 1995

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Michael Cole

Hey Scott, Hope is all is well with you and yours. I am keeping my sanity by making my way through wrestling history by watching the network, you tube, and reading your observer recaps along the way. Currently in 1993 and reading about a second lawsuit filed by Tom Cole.   Ok, so my question, ... Read more Michael Cole

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RVD

Scott, RVD questions: How over was RVD during the Invasion? If WWE pulled the trigger on a title run in the three way with Austin and Angle rather than in 2006, what was his ceiling? How “high” could he have gone and what would his career had looked like in WWE if the run had ... Read more RVD

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Second half of 1995 ECW

Hey Scott, didn't follow ECW in 1995 yet. With Taz out for a while in the summer, Shane leaving for WWF around July or so, and Sabu leaving for WCW when Nitro started, how did ECW stomach/survive these losses? (Not to mention losing Benoit, Malenko and Eddie in one fell swoop as well) Seemed like ... Read more Second half of 1995 ECW

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Best of British – The Fit Finlays

Tomorrow I’m going to do a tag team turmoil review, with matches including the likes of Owen and Bruce Hart, William Regal and Robbie Brookside, and Rocky Moran and Fit Finlay, but today I thought I’d have a look at this documentary featuring Finlay and his family talking about their history in wrestling. Soundbites at ... Read more Best of British – The Fit Finlays

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Daily News Update – August 6, 2020

Happy birthday to my one and only child, who is 10 years old today, going on 25. Girls get easier to deal with once they’re teenagers, right?   NXT May Have Its Next Big Thing https://ift.tt/2PrWbnt Dexter Lumis Out Of Takeover, Replacement(s) To Be Named https://ift.tt/33CuTTP Women’s Title Match Set For Takeover: XXX https://ift.tt/2Pspm9V   ... Read more Daily News Update – August 6, 2020

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NXT – August 5, 2020

NXT Date: August 5, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips We’re coming up on Takeover and that means it is time to continue with the series of triple threat matches on the way to the North American Title match. Tonight it’s Ridge Holland vs. Damian Priest ... Read more NXT – August 5, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.05.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.05.20 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Jim Ross & Taz The Elite & FTR v. The Dark Order The Bucks double-team Mr. Brodie Lee to start, so he sends one of his random masked geeks in there to die, and Nick hits him ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.05.20

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Monday Night Raw – March 6, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: March 6, 2006 Location: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Alabama Commentators: Joey Styles, Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler We have less than a month to go before Wrestlemania and that means we need to get in some more build between HHH and John Cena. That being said, the bigger story going on ... Read more Monday Night Raw – March 6, 2006

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Dynamite – August 5, 2020

Dynamite Date: August 5, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Taz, Jim Ross It’s time for another big themed show with Super Wednesday, and in this case that means more Orange Cassidy vs. Chris Jericho. This time around it’s in the form of a debate, with a special moderator. Other than that ... Read more Dynamite – August 5, 2020

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Kamala Interview

Hello Scott, I've been a reader of yours for over 20 years. I was there in person the day The Buzz on Professional Wrestling came out to make sure I got my copy in case they sold out. Thanks for many years of entertainment. I ask a favor.  My co-host and I recently started a pro wrestling variety ... Read more Kamala Interview

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The Wednesday Night War!

I’m at work tonight so Dynamite might be pretty late getting posted. And tomorrow is my daughters 10th birthday so we’ll see if I can squeeze in NXT tomorrow night. On the shows tonight, Moxley defends against Darby Allin and NXT has another bullshit three way match. Neither features any underground death matches though. Enjoy ... Read more The Wednesday Night War!

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – May 27, 1995

A replay of the Boo Bradley-Killer Kyle Jersey Dog Fight match at Volunteer Slam airs. The PG-13-THUGS match for the USWA Tag Team Championship, which took place at Volunteer Slam, is shown. Poor editing shows a camera guy going “Take one!” and walking away before the audience sees Chip Kessler interview USWA Tag Team Champions ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – May 27, 1995

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WWF Monday Night RAW – April 17th, 1995

April 17, 1995 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 “Action Zone” where Sid was revealed as the newest member of The Corporation.   Tonight we get 1-2-3 Kid & Bob “Spark Plugg” Holly vs. Owen ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – April 17th, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #380 – 05/08/2000

Hello You! I wouldn’t go as far to say that Justin Credible’s Title run has gotten “good” as such, but he’s had a couple of fun matches the past couple of weeks, so he’s got that to hang his hat on at least. I’ll be interested to see what he does this week. Let’s watching ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #380 – 05/08/2000

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Right to Censor site directs to AEW

The Right to Censor was that group in WWE from 2000-2001 that parodied that Parents Television Council group. If you go to RightToCensor.com, as posted in the tweet with the picture of Ivory when she was in the group, it leads to https://ift.tt/2jTejKP Wonder if there is anything to this, or someone trolling? https://twitter.com/FO_VVerhei/status/1290816744852840450?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1290816744852840450%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html1290816744852840450 Someone probably just ... Read more Right to Censor site directs to AEW

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Marty Jannetty

There’s a lot going on in this tweet, but geez… I don’t think anyone had “Marty Jannetty confessing to murder” on their 2020 bingo card. https://twitter.com/blpmikey/status/1290982041161469955?s=21 Marty is a special kind of snowflake. 

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DAMMIT

Should be setting in Canada Walmart in October and Toys R Us in November. — Jeremy Padawer (@JeremyCom) August 5, 2020   There’s 2 Canadians in the first wave of AEW figures and we don’t even get them up here until October!  Well there goes my birthday present to myself.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 06.20.92

The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 06.20.92 Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Jim Ross & Dusty Rhodes.  Brought to you by Jolly Rancher Candy! Tonight’s main event is Barry Windham defending the TV title against Steve Austin, but they literally told us, in the COLD OPEN, that Austin had won the ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 06.20.92

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Daily News Update

Good morning! NXT Wrestlers Possibly Appearing On Smackdown https://ift.tt/3kdOzTK WWE Announces Injury To Dexter Lumis https://ift.tt/39YhJBA Update On Austin Theory’s WWE Status https://ift.tt/31y0PWP

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Wednesday Is Comics Day! Featuring JIM CORNETTE?!

I was planning on looking at Spider-Man: Blue today for my comic review, but when I went to the bookshelf to pull it I remembered I had this put aside and hadn’t properly looked at it, so today I’m going to read and review Jim Cornette Presents Behind the Curtain: Real Pro Wrestling Stories. Cover ... Read more Wednesday Is Comics Day! Featuring JIM CORNETTE?!

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