Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O' Doomers!

Hope you all had fine weekends. This is being posted early so I have barely had time to check TV. I wanted to go into a thought about how the Bret-Austin match at Wrestlemania 13 saved Wrestlemania...and not in the sense that Wrestlemania was on its death bed but when I look at Wrestlemania XI, XII and 13 they were just so...ordinary. They didn't do much to really make them feel special.

Well from the Austin glass-breaking entrance (which was originally used for Diesel in Wrestlemania XI) to the classic match...it seemed like that match gave Wrestlemania its mojo back and while they were a few years from going to stadium shows at least the card itself, the production, the set, the pagentry felt like Wrestlemania again. When I watched Wrestlemania 13, I was watching a wrestling PPV, when I watched Wrestlemania XIV, I was watching a PPV event. Big difference.

Speaking of PPVs, one is coming in less that a week...hopefully watching NXT will have motivated those guys but I doubt it.

Also trying to get through the Jericho-Michaels podcast and about a 1/4 of the way through. Jericho is ending his winter swing of house shows and it made me think what if a bunch of guys that hated creative decided to go the same route so like Jericho, Batista, RVD, a few others would just do house shows and all of a sudden some markets would be clamoring for the house shows over the live TV.

Anyway TV tonight

RAW

Top 25 BKB: Kansas vs. West Virginia for the dudes and Duke vs. ND for the gals

8 NHL Games including my Lightning on the road against the Kings

New Gotham, New Better Caul Saul

Enjoy!

1,189 comments:

  1. Well it's Monday Night
    And it's an open mic
    Let's get Raw tonight!

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  2. Lol, MLB Network looking at the Baseball AMERICA prospect list from 1995; A-Rod was listed at #1 back then, Chipper 3, Jeter 4.

    #2? Ruben Rivera. Unranked? Mo Rivera.

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  3. The Network dubbed DDP's theme with a song that only sounds vaguely like Smells Like Teen Spirit rather than a blatant ripoff

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  4. The dubbing is so weird. Some events Ric gets the real deal 2001 theme, other times he gets the shitty knockoff. Weird.

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  5. I may be a quick out for Raw tonight. I am not particularly enamored with the product right now, and video games sound like a better way to spend my evening.

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  6. I think its dependent on what copy WWE uses for the Network. Some shows are based from 24/7 or Anthology that are more edited, while others come from master tapes (the latter seems to be the case for all of the Attitude Era stuff).

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  7. Until the Jets game starts I'll be watching oct/90 SNME

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  8. Raven lost Come As You Are, too.

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  9. Oh, hey. The end of Takeover is on the Network. Nice.

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  10. Well, clearly, he chose to go as someone else.

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  11. Just finished that show! Don't do it!!

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  12. I've never watched it, should I just skip to SurSer

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  13. My ideas to fix the 3 hour issue, have NXT take over one of the hours of Raw maybe.

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  14. I think that as long as VKM is heavily involved, the further he stays away from NXT, the better.

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  15. So thanks to NES Remix 2, there's a Nintendo World Championships Remix, and I managed to break the top 100 at 24.


    BITCHES!

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  16. I may be in the minority, but I actually like his 1992 knockoff better.

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  17. Carnival happening and I'm at home, fuck.

    Good evening to all of you.

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  18. Felt that way since April and I've cleared a big backlog that way. Plus now I have Better Call Saul as well

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  19. I'm watching all the Marvel movies with RiffTrax commentary. Excelsior!

    RAW can suck it.

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  20. Isn't that pretty much your version of Mardi Gras?

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  21. The Saul show on Netflix? And, is it good?

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  22. The good thing about getting to work an hour early is getting off work an hour early. BOO YAH

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  23. eh. I've never been much of an MST3K kinda guy.

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  24. Yes. officially is 4 days, but bloc party are all over the week.

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  25. I love it so far. Are a UK'er, is that how they're getting the show?

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  26. Hoss... you're dead to me.

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  27. I pretty much dislike any Jimmy Hart'd knockoff song. Get the real thing or make a new song

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  28. Pink monkey fucking jeebus...I still don't know what they call that vicious inverted cradle to his knee thingy KO did to Zayn, but it was fucking EVIL.

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  29. I swear I seem to be getting headaches on Mondays for some reason.

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  30. Pumphandle neckbreaker.

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  31. No headache was made worse by lots of water and an overindulgence in veggies.


    Failing that, focus your breathing for five minutes. Count slowly to four in, slowly to four out, as long as you can stand it.

    - Lifelong migraine sufferer.

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  32. Fighting off a bad one myself, which is why I always have Excedrin on me at work

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  33. I want see him dropping the guy on the floor once rather than his knee.

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  34. I'm not going to infringe on Matt's zombie/ghost gimmick.

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  35. That was my first SNME show! Oktoberfest!

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  36. Underrated and show stealing performance to the point where he's the best part of the movie by Phil Hartman: The sleazy next door neighbor in Jingle All the Way.

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  37. I MAY ACTUALLY GET TO WATCH MONDAY NIGHT RAW TONIGHT BECAUSE IM WORKING FROM HOME!

    /Kermit hand flail

    Is uh...is it any good?

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  38. No you might as well watch it. Warrior and LOD vs. Demos is a nice historic match and there's a good angle with Dusty. Not a good show but has some interest.

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  39. Is this from nXT arrival? How was the show?

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  40. Oh, it's a prequel? Huh. Interesting.

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  41. Yeah whatever that is, it should be a finisher, it looks fucking b-r-u-t-a-l

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  42. Phil Hartman's career is over because his wife killed him.


    Sinbad has no excuse. Hartman wins that movie so hard.

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  43. How long til Vince just has guys playing cards, playing ping pong or lifting weights? It is "'sports' entertainment" after all... who says the 'sports' has to be wrestling?

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  44. Jeez, dude. No need to wish death on anyone.

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  45. I didn't realize they were already putting on Netflix here, I thought there was somewhere where that's how they were airing BCS

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  46. I mean, on the mat.

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  47. I hate that they overdubbed those. DDP and Raven had two of the best themes in WCW. Why did those have to get overdubbed? I thought those were Jimmy Hart themes and don't they have the rights to those?

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  48. Then you shall be... the Walking Dead.

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  49. Another idea to fix the 3 hour issue is to remove one of the hours.

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  50. I wish they let him do the package piledriver.

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  51. Hossing Dead?

    Walking Hoss?

    Somethin'.

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  52. Yeah I find even the bad SNME's have their moments. Oh my fuck though Hogan/Tugboat vs Rythym & Blues lol

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  53. Or the ring apron to play off his apron powerbomb.

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  54. Sweet, my sis was able to score us a ride from work, so today was a BART-free day. F yeah

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  55. Those are my cookies!

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  56. Sounds like a job for the FF function of your remote.

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  57. PUT DAT COOKIE DAHN! NAOOO

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  58. Roddy Piper is wearing Lederhosen FFS

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  59. That was really a bomb? SICK world we livin' in, SICK people!

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  60. Man. That last roll out of a pin attempt by Zayn was art.

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  61. Yeeeeeah. It's short enough to be inoffensive but it's not very good.

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  62. That's not even his deadliest move, the piledriver he did on the indys was awesome.

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  63. I fucking love the cheezy SNME graphics, so good.

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  64. The box with the wrestler logos at either side? LOVED THOSE, lol.

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  65. Probably just to play it safe since some of those ripoffs were so blatant.

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  66. Those and the interview backgrounds are amazing

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  67. So I just realized that Philip J. Fry was named after Phil Hartman, not to mention he was supposed to originally voice Zap Brannigan.


    Seriously, I hadn't thought of Hartman in years until that SNL special last night.

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  68. Especially after you warm it up in the microwave.

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  69. So.

    Large newcomer trashes the new champ right after he wins the belt, and gets a title shot out of it.

    Large dude destroys the champ and gets the belt because the medical staff stops the match.


    I'm assuming they can draw this out for at least another 3 months.


    Why in THE FUCK are we not getting booking like this on Raw?

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  70. White winged eagle belt ftw

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  71. Check the Generico/Steen matches online, they can have bloody brawls.

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  72. Didn't he voice that character on the pilot? I could be wrong.

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  73. Good grief...How many ex-Duke players/alumni are on television?

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  74. This 6 man is kind of goofy, but it's fun.

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  75. The closest we got to that was Lesnar destroying Cena.


    But then Vince panics and is afraid to make Cena look weak.

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  76. Nope, he never got to voice it, but the character was written for him.

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  77. I can't overstate enough how much I love 90's Vince on commentary

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  78. Looking at DBry's merch on shopzone. The new shirt is pretty good, but he still has nothing that stacks up to say, SCSA's merch.

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  79. I knew it was; just thought he did the pilot, for some reason.

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  80. yup.


    Lesnar kills Cena, Cena kills Wyatt the next night on Raw, because fuck you.

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  81. Cena gets visual pinfalls on Lesnar in the rematch, because fuck you again.

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  82. They could always just use the Vanilla Ice defense. "Their song goes dun na na na na na na tist where the cymbal hit is at the end and mine goes dun na na na na tist na. Totally different."

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  83. Ba-leeve. That.

    Worst catchphrase in history?

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  84. Lesnar gets 500k per match, he wins!

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  85. Is that a threat?

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  86. Has the selfie stick been used as a weapon yet? Cause that shit is genius if they get footage from it.

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  87. For a guy that they want to be a main event guy? Not quite.


    "YOU CAN'T SEE ME!"

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  88. Well, I could go with that, if they did something with Cena to address the beatdown. I don't need a training montage, but it would have been better than what we got.

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  89. Man how i would have loved to grow up watching memphis wrestling in the 80s...the crowd, the brawls, the talent showcased, angles...looks awesome

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  90. Well they are already under contract to provide that hour and the amount USA pays for them for that hour makes that not a very viable option.

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  91. Piper's failed catchphrases don't make the list?


    Reality Check
    I.C.O.N.

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  92. Wow. Weak punch from Show to Kane, but Show can take a spear and a high knee really well. Kudos for good bumping.

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  93. The Oktoberfest stuff is so bad but so funny

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  94. Instead of being here for another 2 hours I have to cover for a coworker, so I'm here for another 5.

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  95. I've covered for co-workers before, but when the time came, they didn't cover for me. Therefore, people can blow it out their ass.

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  96. This was Kevin Owens' finisher in the indy's.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbVewK1UFEY



    Sick stuff.

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  97. I didn't realize they were building Savage/Warrior this early

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  98. Yeah, I'm really starting to hate being the "team player".

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  99. winner. those were the worst, and his stupid alcatraz vignettes

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  100. I like the powerbomb, but he should pop that move once on Zayn.

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  101. You know, Hogan was on Cheap Heat, and he flat out said he didn't know Austin and Rock were going to come out during his promo to kick off WM30.

    Jeesus fucking christ. Why in the fuck would you lie about that?

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  102. I'm off for the next two days, so while I'm going to try and get some creative stuff done tonight, I may just instead decide to get shit faced.

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  103. He seems to enjoy lying and does it at any opportunity no matter how small.

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  104. I doubt will ever see the package oils river in a wwe ring then again I never thought if see a reverse rana

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  105. He's always working, brother.

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  106. http://makeameme.org/media/created/Am-i-the-ep9zzp.jpg Switch the wrong your for "he's" and there's your answer

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  107. Is it racist if I'm enjoying hideo specifically for throwing moves I haven't seen since Fire Pro Z?

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  108. Or a phoenix splash. Maybe Neville will do the 630 one day.

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  109. he went out of his fucking way to say he was surprised, and was ready to go if necessary.

    Fucking hell, goblin. Fuck you and your aging, decrepit fake-tanned, broken down leathery hide.

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  110. Dibiase should have kept the green tux

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  111. Speaking of dubbed music, I always liked the dub theme WWE uses for Sandman:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frxv2pkCwRw

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  112. Dude is worse than a fucking politician.

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  113. Heel move I never understood:


    Heel manager or heel himself taking off his shoe to use as a weapon.

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  114. If we ever see zayn do a turnbuckle brainbuster il lose my mind

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  115. Who uses a shoe?

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  116. Well, a boot heel can be pretty vicious.

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  117. This always cracked me up...for reasons I'm not entirely sure about.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdL9BBKNwt8

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  118. BRAINBUSTAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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  119. and, you know. There's a certain symetry to a heel using a heel as a weapon.

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  120. A high heel I can imagine hurting.


    A loose dress shoe or even a loose wrestling boot? Not so much.

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  121. I was thinking cowboy boot; was the first visual I got.

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  122. Bull Dempsy was great in Tucker and Dave vs. Evil

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  123. This may be the indy-est finish I've ever seen.

    http://gfycat.com/JubilantJauntyBlueshark

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  124. I get it with managers, as they don't know how to fight.

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  125. He was even better on Reaper and Sons of Tucson.

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  126. "OH NO! Stop It! Turn around, turn around Dusty, they're BEATING YOUR SON!!"

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  127. Sweet monkey jeebus. Who did THAT guy piss off?

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  128. This angles awsome!

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  129. It's Evan Bourne taking the move.

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  130. Hmmm. I had my money on Justin Gabriel.

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  131. Did he anally rape the promoter's daughter or something?

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  132. I really think he's at the point where he lies because it's just became his nature. He knows no other way.

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  133. I have no trouble believing this.

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  134. It's just Young Bucks style matches, they somehow make great psychology spots with 300 flips per minute.

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  135. HAHAHAHA And then Vince picks up his tone IMMEDIATELY after "Well unfortunately this Oktoberfest has turned a little sour *chuckles*"

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  136. I fucking hate the Bushwhackers in the ring but their vignettes are shit-gold!

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  137. Look for Young bucks vs Time Splitters.

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  138. I'd like to know who first pitched the idea of the Stink Face, and who approved it.

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  139. This cheese factory skit on the oct/90 snme. I'm honestly fucking dying laughing

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  140. Vincent K. McMahon

    Vincent K. McMahon

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  141. Oh, hey. Dusty gets mic time tonight? I guess I have to hang around for that, at the very least.

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  142. "OH BOYY WE'RE CUTTING THE BLOODY CHEESE" "

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  143. That legit, or just the standard answer?

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  144. Standard wise-ass answer

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  145. "NOBODY CUTS THE BLOODY CHEESE AS GOOD AS COUSIN LUKE DOES!!"

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  146. Could be true. I'm just sitting here wondering how exactly that idea comes to one's mind, how it's pitched, and how someone else goes, "Yeah, that could get over."

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  147. Damn it....started to actually get a little pumped for Raw. Apparently, the idea of Dusty on the mic is all it takes.

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  148. Everyone here in North Carolina is complaining about the cold and a little snow and ice. I'll happily take this over that 95° shit we get in July. Fuck all that noise.

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  149. Off to piano lessons then looking forward to a night of quiet and probably a disappointing Raw to make fun of, yay Mondays

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  150. Lesson #1:


    You can tune a piano, but you can't tune a fish.

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  151. HAHAHAHA Mean Gene- "Well gentlemen we appear to be still having a few technical difficulties at the cheese factory"

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  152. 95, ahahahaha. Try to survive 130 degrees summer in Rio de Janeiro.

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  153. It was Vince's "brilliant" idea, and Patterson, et al. were all like, "That's a GREAT idea, Mr. McMahon."

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  154. https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/v/t1.0-9/1454968_225979254193102_59422517_n.jpg?oh=30dce586547f7f6923097f73304a0c5b&oe=5593BC91&__gda__=1435318640_4b4a9ae2ff151fa45a02c6734d614327

    #HossHallmarkMoment

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  155. And it's awesome.

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  156. So...understatements are overrated?

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  157. Yeah, fuck no. I don't do well in hot weather. I didn't have air in my car last summer, and I was pretty fucking miserable.

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  158. I'll take a 95 degree day over a 15 degree day one

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  159. Wakka wakka wakka.

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  160. LOL are they building towards Kane v Slow at Mania?

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  161. And Reigns/Lesnar, this Mania is gonna be a nice social experiment.

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  162. JR is bah gawd thrilled.

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  163. The job told me to stay home so I'm gonna watch Raw for the first time since July, I think

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  164. REP Speedwagon or not, you gotta admit, it sounds like something Fizzy would say.

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  165. Here is your new avatar

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/b/b2/Goodcharlotte_logo2_transparent.png

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  166. My Client, bROCK Lesnar!February 16, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Why not? It's not like there's some preferable thing to do with them.

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  167. Wait a minute, does this mean Show turned face?

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  168. Yeah, but he could turn heel tonight.

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  169. Of course. At this point he could turn multiple times during the show

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  170. He did in the parking lot.


    Then turned again at the food table.

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  171. "The Genius. An honorary member of the sausage stuffing hall of fame" Seriously, this show is Vinces magnum opus.

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  172. "You gonna be a sausage stuffer pal? Huh?"

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  173. I know that's how most people feel, but I hate stepping out on my porch and immediately pouring sweat. Plus, if it's cold out, I can always put on my reliable Duke sweatshirt and a coat. I can't just take all my clothes off just because it's hot outside (at least, that's what the judge told me).

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  174. "I've never seen HHH this scared before."

    Um. Otunga. See HHH's selling of the rebirth of Cactus Jack, please.

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  175. How about not booking them at all?

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  176. Seems to be whatever you grew up in. My wife was raised in WI, and prefers cold. I grew up in a desert, and really hate being cold. Of course, at this point, I don't think I could live in a desert again.

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  177. You kidding? Have you seen HOW BIG these guys really are?

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  178. Vince- "Lord Alfred Hayes needs to stuff some of that sausage in his EARS!"

    I think I might love this show.

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  179. You do seem to be just a laugh or two short of a humor orgasm.

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