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Smackdown – January 31, 2020

Smackdown Date: January 31, 2020 Location: BOK Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re done with the Royal Rumble and since Drew McIntyre won, we need a new #1 contender to the Smackdown World Title. Granted that probably won’t be happening until Elimination Chamber or whatever else is next, but you can almost ... Read more Smackdown – January 31, 2020

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WWE Friday Night Party Thread, Episode 18 — THE MONSTER AMONG GOLD

We made it! I want to thank those who read my PTPW review.  March 7th is their next show, and IWTV will livestream. Well, SmackDown is loaded tonight, and the main event is a title match!  Shinsuke Nakamura was already known to be a very tough opponent, and he takes great pride in the new ... Read more WWE Friday Night Party Thread, Episode 18 — THE MONSTER AMONG GOLD

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – December 23, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these matches took place on November 29 and 30. –Schiavone announces that Hulk Hogan has been suspended from WCW because of his actions on Monday Nitro. –Opening Contest:  The American Males (13-5) defeat Men at Work (0-1) ... Read more What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – December 23, 1995

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Joshi Spotlight: OTA-KU Champion’s Legend ’92

AJW OTA-KU CHAMPION’S LEGEND ’92: (15.07.1992) -More AJW time! This one is nearly all Championship Matches, with most of the top stars defending- it’s the AJ Tag, AJ Title, All Pacific, WWWA Tag, and even Bull Nakano defending her CMLL World Women’s Title against Akira Hokuto! This show is named for the “Tokyo Ota-ku Taiikukan” ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: OTA-KU Champion’s Legend ’92

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Friday Indie Spotlight Thing: Prime Time Pro’s 1st Annual IGPTTCI

Well, here goes nothing. Listen, I want to help pro wrestling in my neck of the woods grow, and the only way to do this is to inform you all of shows YOU want to watch that involve the three biggest indies in the DMV (Prime Time Pro, Flying V Fights, and CRAB Wrestling). Of ... Read more Friday Indie Spotlight Thing: Prime Time Pro’s 1st Annual IGPTTCI

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Rumble Entrances

It have been the norm for decades that each entrant in a Royal Rumble had their music played, but for the first 7 of them, only the first 2 entrants got theme music. That surprise and pop when music hits has led to some great moments over the years. Which of the first 7 Rumbles ... Read more Rumble Entrances

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Bruno vs Andre

Hi Scott, Was there ever plans to do an Andre/Bruno match? I know it would've been a face/face match but you'd have to've figured it would've killed box office. Especially if it was a heel Andre, you could've done a whole WM3 deal a decade sooner. Thoughts? Andre didn't need to challenge for the title, ... Read more Bruno vs Andre

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Shoot Interview Archive

Thanks to reader Adam Wright for doing a random day of grunt-work for us, as he’s compiled all the Brian Bayless shoot interview transcriptions into one big page, which I’ve left as a permanent link in the menu at the top: https://ift.tt/3b4GEDR Much appreciated!

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Undertaker at W.M. 13

Was the Undertaker originally scheduled to win the WWF Championship at Wrestle-Mania 13 in 1997,(or at any point that year), or did Shawn Michaels pulling out of W.M. force an audible?   Original plan was Bret winning the belt from Shawn Michaels in a rematch from 12, but Shawn's crippling and career-threatening injury that kept ... Read more Undertaker at W.M. 13

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Nick Aldis

Meltzer said on his show today that after watching Aldis on Powerrr this past week he considered him one of the Top 3 active promos in the business with Jericho and Cody being the others getting mention. Now that you're back watching NWA again and have a handful of episodes under your belt, where do ... Read more Nick Aldis

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Daily News Update – January 31, 2020

We made it through the first month of the year! DATELINE:  As noted yesterday, WWE fired both Michelle Wilson and George Barrios yesterday, ahead of what sounds like a disaster of an earnings report.  Stock had plummetted to $48 as this is being written.  Maybe they spent too much time hanging out in catering? DATELINE: ... Read more Daily News Update – January 31, 2020

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 07.19.95

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 07.17.95 Like sands through the hourglass, so go the days of our lives. And in other news, Ric Flair has been fired as booker again. – Kevin Sullivan officially replaced Ric Flair as booker of WCW after a meeting on 7/5.  This move was hardly a surprise to anyone paying attention.  ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 07.19.95

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NXT UK – January 30, 2020

NXT UK Date: January 30, 2020 Location: York Barbican, York, England Commentators: Tom Phillips, Aiden English Things have already changed since last week’s show as NXT and NXT UK split at Worlds Collide. Despite being down a man, Imperium defeated the Undisputed Era in the show’s main event. Jordan Devlin even brought home some gold ... Read more NXT UK – January 30, 2020

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Pro Wrestling EVE – WrestleQueendom 3

Howdy! Well, here we are. WrestleQueendom 3. Let’s do this. PRO WRESTLING EVE – WrestleQueendom 3 – 229 The Venue – January 11th, 2020 Emily and her mohawk tells us that our first contest is set for one fall, and cue the music of Nina Samuels! The superstar makes her way to the ring to ... Read more Pro Wrestling EVE – WrestleQueendom 3

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Indies and Insanity: January 30, 2020

Tomorrow’s Indie show review will be of Prime Time Pro in Washington, DC.  Since I know most of the people on the show, expect me to enjoy it a lot.  Also, I worked crew for the show, so obviously I already know it’s good. Basketball report: TNT’s NBA doubleheader is Warriors/Celtics, then Jazz/Nuggets.  ESPN has ... Read more Indies and Insanity: January 30, 2020

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DB’s wrestlemania plans

Any idea or thoughts on what they might be doing with Bryan for Mania? You would think the work he's put in since his return would put him in a pretty big match but I guess we have to have Roman's coronation yet again. That said, how about Bryan vs Taker? If Undertaker wants another ... Read more DB’s wrestlemania plans

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Hangman Page

Hey Scott, So it seems pretty obvious that the end game for the partnership of Omega & Page was a heel turn for Hangman. However, it seems the slow burn has actually gotten Page more over then ever. Would you call an audible and nix the heel turn and just let him keep going w/ ... Read more Hangman Page

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Separate The Brands Or Not?

If it were totally up to you, would you keep the brands separate for Raw and Smackdown, go back to having no brand split at all, or would you do something like a soft separation, I.E.-"The Wildcard Rule"?   I'd kill Smackdown completely from a creative standpoint, although not from a money one.  3 hours of ... Read more Separate The Brands Or Not?

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Daily News Update – January 30, 2020

Good morning, and unfortunately my PVR destroyed Dynamite last night so I was unable to watch past the first 3 minutes when I got home.  I’ll have to check out the online replay on TSN later today.  For the moment, please enjoy the NXT and Dynamite reviews from Tommy Hall, and just pretend he really ... Read more Daily News Update – January 30, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – August 29, 2005

Monday Night Raw Date: August 29, 2005 Location: St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa, Florida Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman We’re coming up on Unforgiven and the best thing that could happen went down next week as Kurt Angle jumped John Cena, being named as the #1 contender to the World Title. ... Read more Monday Night Raw – August 29, 2005

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NXT – January 29, 2020

NXT Date: January 29, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Beth Phoenix, Mauro Ranallo It’s a big night around here as Worlds Collide is behind us. That means it is time to move forward towards Takeover: Portland and that means we need to finalize the card for the big show. ... Read more NXT – January 29, 2020

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Dynamite – January 29, 2020

Dynamite Date: January 29, 2020 Location: Wolstein Center, Cleveland, Ohio Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, Excalibur We’re back on dry land after last week’s show on a boat. We are also a month away from the Revolution pay per view and that means it’s time to hammer home some of the card. A few matches ... Read more Dynamite – January 29, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – December 23, 1995

WCW Prime for December 18 featured a couple of original bouts, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes on commentary.  They are sporting Santa hats for the show. –Chris Benoit & Brian Pillman (1-0) defeated Steve & Scott Armstrong (1-5) when Benoit pins Steve after a dropkick-dragon suplex combination at 6:09: Scott runs wild during the ... Read more What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – December 23, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #353 – 29/01/2000

Hello You! The highlight of the show was last week was a face off between ECW World Champ Mike Awesome and ECW TV Champ Rob Van Dam, setting up a possible Title For Title collision between the two for later down the line. In addition, Sabu returned to ECW, only to help Awesome leave RVD ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #353 – 29/01/2000

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Keith Lee winning the Rumble

I like Keith Lee a lot & think he could be a big star if pushed correctly, but he's still just an upper midcarder in what is basically WWE's minor leagues. He has minimal main roster exposure.  Having Lee win the Rumble would be like a baseball manager deciding in September that one of your ... Read more Keith Lee winning the Rumble

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Could Marty Scurll save RoH?

People have basically been writing obits for Ring of Honor since last year's MSG show made them look so bad, and things only got worse from there in 2019. So I know I wasn't the only one surprised that Marty Scurll decided to stay with them, though his spot as lead booker seemed like a ... Read more Could Marty Scurll save RoH?

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Fantasy Booking a Fantasy Booker

Hey Scott– Scott Hall, Jake Roberts, Eddie Gilbert. All three are 100% demon-free and/or don't burn their bridges with various promotions. Who has the best mind to book a compelling wrestling product? The problem is that Eddie Gilbert was a smart guy, but all he ever wanted to do was recycle old Jerry Lawler angles.  ... Read more Fantasy Booking a Fantasy Booker

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Daily News Update – January 29, 2020

Well, here I am in the 21st century now, as I bought my wife a Series 3 Apple Watch for an early Valentine’s Day present, and ended up with her Series 1 watch in exchange.  It’s pretty awesome, actually.  And to think I was such a hardcore Android guy just a few years back. DATELINE: ... Read more Daily News Update – January 29, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.28.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.28.20 Episode 16 – “Dealer vs. Villain” Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Joe Galli & Stu Bennett So Nick Aldis successfully defended against Flip Gordon at the PPV, which means Aldis gets to “call all the shots” in the war against ROH, whatever that might entail. ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.28.20

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Impact Wrestling – January 21, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: January 21, 2020 Location: Fronton Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews We’re down in Mexico this week and that means things are going to be a little different. It’s still time for the fallout from Hard To Kill, which could go multiple ways. Hopefully things pick up a bit, ... Read more Impact Wrestling – January 21, 2020

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Beating words to death

As someone who works with words and IP laws etc every day as part of my job, I try to cut slack to WWE when it comes to some of their dumbass branding. For example, do I like that every variation on “title shot” or “title match” must now be a “championship opportunity?” No I ... Read more Beating words to death

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WCW/NBC Special That Never Happened?

I seem to vaguely remember WCW in early 1999 striking a deal with NBC to produce some kind of televised special.  Any ideas why that never happened?   I don't know if there was specific reasons but there was never really a "deal" in place as far as I know.  There was definitely talks and I ... Read more WCW/NBC Special That Never Happened?

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Avenging Doom Patr… I mean Edge

So with Edge re-crippled story-wise, who's going to avenge him at Wrestlemania?  1. Zack Ryder: Started his career as 21 to Edge's Monarch and Orton/Ryder haven't fought before to my knowledge. Plus give Ryder his token Wrestlemania bright spot moment in terms of him beating Orton there, to make up for the fact that he's ... Read more Avenging Doom Patr… I mean Edge

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Daily News Update – January 28, 2020

Oh, we’ve got some stuff going on this morning! DATELINE;  Andrade has been suspended for 30 days due to a Wellness violation.  What the heck is with all the failures all of a sudden after years of radio silence? DATELINE:  The original winners of the Rumbles were actually supposed to be Roman Reigns and Shayna ... Read more Daily News Update – January 28, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for ECW Wrestling on TNN – 11.26.99

The SmarK Rant for ECW Wrestling on TNN – 11.26.99 Well with all the kids talkin’ ‘bout Heyman again recently, I figured it was time to go back to these again for a bit. Taped from Chicago, IL.  They’re at the Aragon Ballroom, so the setup is very different tonight.  This was also taped more ... Read more The SmarK Rant for ECW Wrestling on TNN – 11.26.99

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Monday Night Raw – January 27, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: January 27, 2020 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Commentators: Tom Phillips, Jerry Lawler It’s officially a new era as we are on the Road to Wrestlemania, featuring new #1 contender Drew McIntyre. I’ve waited a long time to say that but now it’s true, with McIntyre eliminating Brock Lesnar from ... Read more Monday Night Raw – January 27, 2020

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Lesnar in the Rumble

Cards on the table up front, I'm not impartial on this because I'm beyond tired of Lesnar at this point. Having admitted that, am I crazy or is it just short sighted to give him a run like that at this point? They've already trained the audience to think he's above most of the roster, ... Read more Lesnar in the Rumble

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! Welcome to the Road to Wrestlemania! Obviously Wrestlemania is big deal to me this year since it’s right in my backyard and I’ll be there for the 14-hour main show. Probably will take in NXT, hang out at the FanFest for a bit and take a whirl at a couple other Indies ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – December 18, 1995

–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Augusta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 8,100 fans attended the show, with 3,000 paying to do so. –Madusa interrupts the announce crew, holding the WWF Women’s Championship.  She says she will always be Madusa and she dumps the WWF Women’s ... Read more What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – December 18, 1995

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Best/Worst Double Turns In Wrestling?

What do you think was the best and worst double turns in wrestling?  My personal picks;     -Best;  Steve Austin vs Bret Hart in a submission match at Wrestle-Mania 13 in 1997.  I really don't think I have to explain why.       -Worst;  Ric Flair vs Hulk Hogan for the WCW Championship ... Read more Best/Worst Double Turns In Wrestling?

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Rumble

I thought it was actually a well booked Rumble for a change.  The Brock stuff told a story sort of like the first Austin run.  He ran through people until Drew kicked him out.  Then you had nice touches like the Rated RKO reunion.  Then they pulled the trigger on Drew and made a star.  ... Read more Rumble

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Daily News Update – January 27, 2020

That Rumble match is proving pretty divisive!  However, we as a people can still all come together and agree that we’re tired of Charlotte at the very least. DATELINE:  Vic Joseph got bounced as lead RAW announcer before the show and will be replaced by Tom Phillips.  I honestly can’t tell the difference between them ... Read more Daily News Update – January 27, 2020

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-04-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: August 4, 1984 (taped 07/20) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Can Mike and Adams topple the Freebirds? Will Kevin get the better of Khan? By the way, what’s up with Khan? And who will join me for this fiery episode? Charlie! Of course! My RSG-ites and I all love ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-04-1984

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“Live” Wrestling Shows?

Recently you wrote about how Vince McMahon loves to promote all his T.V. shows as taking place live, otherwise he believes his audience will tune out.  However, was/is he the only one in the wrestling business to employ this philosophy?  I seem to recall WCW during the Nitro Era acting as if WCW Saturday Night, ... Read more “Live” Wrestling Shows?

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Royal Rumble in Stadiums?

While I understand why WWE still likes to hold Wrestlemania in stadiums, it doesn’t seem entirely logical to hold other events in them, especially given their uneven attendance numbers outside of that event. It’s especially questionable given how hard it was to sell tickets to last years Royal Rumble. It kind of makes me think ... Read more Royal Rumble in Stadiums?

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Beth Phoenix Bleeding

Watching the Royal Rumble and for the majority of the women rumble, my 11 and 8 year old sons could do nothing but talk about Beth Phoenix's bleeding scalp and red hair.  At first I thought it was hair dye then was like they will pull her to not have this on tv, but nope.  Kept ... Read more Beth Phoenix Bleeding

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2020 – 01.26.20

The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2020 – 01.26.20 RIP Kobe Bryant. Live from Whitney Houston Your hosts are Michael Cole & Corey Graves & Vic Joseph & Jerry Lawler Falls Count Anywhere:  Roman Reigns v. King Corbin Nothing like Baron Corbin to kick off a PPV!  Reigns quickly throws him into the stairs ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2020 – 01.26.20

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Royal Rumble 2020

Royal Rumble 2020 Date: January 26, 2020 Location: Minute Maid Park, Houston, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Vic Joseph, Jerry Lawler, Tom Phillips It’s time to get started on the Road to Wrestlemania and while you could say the Rumbles are predictable, you could also say that they’re wide open. This is a very ... Read more Royal Rumble 2020

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ROYAL RUMBLE 2020: Part 1

It’s time to Pre-Show! …nah, doesn’t sound the same. Anyway, here’s where we try to hype ourselves up for the Royal Rumble, even though that’s gonna be hard to do.  Most of us are sports fans, and we’re understandably pre-occupied right now. RIP Kobe Bryant, his daughter, and the other passengers. But let’s get prepped ... Read more ROYAL RUMBLE 2020: Part 1

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW Grand Prix ’92 (Part Two)

Ever wanna go on a backstage tour of Korakuen Hall? This show lets you do that!  By proxy of an Attitude Era-style brawl! AJW JAPAN GRAND PRIX ’92 (Part Two)- BOMB BLAST FEVER POINT (07.05.1992, Tokyo Korakuen Hall) -The second of three tapes devoted to the AJW Grand Prix, which lasted for three months and ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: AJW Grand Prix ’92 (Part Two)

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Blog question – star trek

Hey Scott – long time reader / poster. I'm a long time star wars fan who has never really been into star trek beyond casually watching the Abrams reboot in 2009. Everyone is saying how awesome Picard is and my interest is piqued as I'm sure others feel the same way. Would you rank or ... Read more Blog question – star trek

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WALTER

I've noticed something lately, WALTERS popularity has drastically increased since his debut at the first UK Takeover. The crowds are starting to treat him like a big star with them being really into his offence (chops especially) eventually hes going to outgrow NXT UK but he's made it clear he doesn't want to move to ... Read more WALTER

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Pumped up

Scott, I was reading your recent Royal Rumble 1991 rant and your comment about Rick Martel being ripped struck a chord with me.  I was thinking the same thing around that era and was actually going to write you about it before your post. I know that you can't put yourself in the minds of ... Read more Pumped up

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2019

The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2019 – 01.27.19 Live from Phoenix, AZ.  Really interesting that they couldn’t get a stage in there, so everyone just kind of comes out without the usual gaga. Your hosts are literally everyone under contract to the company EXCEPT Jim Ross. Smackdown Women’s title:  Asuka v. Becky Lynch ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2019

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The Cheap and Lazy Sunday Thread

It’s ROYAL RUMBLE DAY.  Regardless of the iffy quality of last year’s show, it’s still my favorite PPV of the year normally, so I’m going in with positive thoughts.  Plus thankfully this is the time of the month when the shitty January ad revenue starts to turn around for the blog, which always puts me ... Read more The Cheap and Lazy Sunday Thread

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Worlds Collide

Worlds Collide Date: January 25, 2020 Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas Commentators: Tom Phillips, Nigel McGuinness It’s a big night in Texas, and not just because I finally remembered that the show isn’t called When Worlds Collide. This is NXT vs. NXT UK and the card is actually stacked, with a bunch of matches that ... Read more Worlds Collide

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Smackdown – August 25, 2005

Smackdown Date: August 25, 2005 Location: Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina Attendance: 5,000 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz Summerslam has come and gone and that means a lot of things have wrapped up for good. First and foremost, Batista defeated JBL to retain the Smackdown World Title, which means we need a new #1 contender. Other ... Read more Smackdown – August 25, 2005

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WWF Monday Night RAW – September 19th, 1994

Well, after five weeks I am well enough to write up my reviews. And I want to thank everyone for their support. Who knew by going out to get my wife a tea, not even a mile away from our home. while she was sick would lead to an accident in which I received a ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – September 19th, 1994

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Random Rumble Questions

Hey Scott. With the Rumble around the corner,I was wondering your take on past PPV's. 1. What show had the best Rumble match but had a terrible undercard? 2. What show had great undercard matches but a terrible Rumble? 3.What Rumble were you most apathetic to but it somehow managed to surprise you with how good ... Read more Random Rumble Questions

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Becky Lynch/Wrestlemania 35

Scott – nice and quick questions about The Man for you 1.   Did you enjoy Beckys work and push from becoming The Man to headlining Wrestlemania 35?  I thought she was great in the role and handled the big push well 2.   Would you have done a straight one on one match between Becky and ... Read more Becky Lynch/Wrestlemania 35

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Post 50

Hi Scott, With PCO and Tim Storm seemingly having their best years post 50 I have a couple of questions if you will indulge me. 1.  What is the best match (1v1) you have seen involving a worker over 50? 2.  What is the best run (year+) a worker has had post 50? Thanks. Was ... Read more Post 50

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Strong Style Saturday Thread – January 25, 2020

The weekend of wrestling BEGINS.  Well, last night, but wrestling on the WWE Network begins tonight. Tonight is Worlds Collide on the WWE Network, which is baffingly taking place in the US instead of the UK, where people would actually know everyone.  Apparently tickets aren’t selling for the show, surprise surprise, but it should be ... Read more Strong Style Saturday Thread – January 25, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Hard Times – 01.24.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Hard Times 2020 – 01.24.20 Live from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Joe Galli & Stu Bennett NWA TV title round one:  The Question Mark v. Trevor Murdoch So unlike Powerrr, guys have entrances and music and such for the PPV.  Time limit remains 6:05 for the PPV matches, although ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NWA Hard Times – 01.24.20

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Smackdown – January 24, 2020

Smackdown Date: January 24, 2020 Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves It’s the go home show for the Royal Rumble and that means we need the final push towards Houston. The men’s Royal Rumble is probably as set as we are going to get in advance but there are only ... Read more Smackdown – January 24, 2020

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WWE Friday Night Party Thread, Episode 17 — A THIN (DOTTED) LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE

We made it! Tonight, SmackDown comes to you from Dallas as all signs are pointing to the Royal Rumble, starring Brock Lesnar and some other people.  Fortunately, it will also feature Daniel Bryan doing what he best: be a foil for Bray Wyatt.  Say what you will about how WWE botched the rollout, but Bryan ... Read more WWE Friday Night Party Thread, Episode 17 — A THIN (DOTTED) LINE BETWEEN LOVE AND HATE

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – December 16, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes are calling tonight’s action and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these matches took place on November 29. –Opening Contest:  Joey Maggs (w/Teddy Long) (1-13) beats the Disco Inferno (7-11) after a crucifix roll up at 4:44: Disco has a way of making an eclectic group of ... Read more What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – December 16, 1995

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Best 1 -2 Punch

On his most recent podcast, Jim Ross said that Austin-Rock was the best 1 – 2 punch of main eventers in history, and it's tough to argue otherwise. The only others that I can think of that could even be in the conversation would be Hogan-Savage before the Megapowers exploded, and to a lesser extent ... Read more Best 1 -2 Punch

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Royal Rumble optimism

Hey Scott, I'm trying to stay optimistic about the Royal Rumble, despite the lack of build and the radar silence on potential entrants. I'm hoping that it's a deliberate ploy to make the surprises we get even better, for Vince to try and blow AEW out of the water (boat pun intended). Has the wrestling war ... Read more Royal Rumble optimism

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Friday Indie Spotlight Thing: Nobody Puts BLP In a Corner!

More wrestling, yay! Today’s show is from Crown Point, Indiana, the home of Black Label Pro. Crown Point is in Northwest Indiana near Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan. So, to honor their home, they decided to call this show Crown Point Jewel. Unfortunately, the artwork on the posters was a little too obviously ... Read more Friday Indie Spotlight Thing: Nobody Puts BLP In a Corner!

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The SmarK Rant for TNT – 04.05.85

The SmarK Rant for TNT – 04.05.85 “Lisa Sliwa Teaches Self-Defense” I had kinda intended to redo Royal Rumble 92 tonight, but I’ve got a bunch of stuff going on in my life and was more feeling like a breezy and fun show.  And there’s nothing breezier than TNT! I am skipping the 03.25.85 episode, ... Read more The SmarK Rant for TNT – 04.05.85

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NXT (cross out “Womens”) Championship.

So Cageside Seats posted a report that the NXT Womens Championship may now now just be the "NXT Championship". On WWE Backstage, Becky said they should remove "Women" from everything. My question is…. What the hell do you call all of the different titles then? Or are we getting Becky vs Brock and Rhea vs ... Read more NXT (cross out “Womens”) Championship.

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Who Should Be #2?

If Brock is the first entrant, who would be the most interesting second entrant? John Cena? Keith Lee? Tyler Bate? … it's gonna be Big Show, isn't it? R-Truth maybe?  I feel like Brock is gonna throw out a few geeks at the very least before they do whatever storyline comes out of this.  

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Goldberg/Hogan Title Match

Was the Goldberg vs Hogan match for the WCW Championship on a Monday Nitro in July 1998 originally supposed to be at an upcoming PPV, or was it just another hotshot designed to beat Raw in the ratings for one week after the WWF started to dominate the war?  I still can't believe how much ... Read more Goldberg/Hogan Title Match

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Daily News Update – January 24, 2020

Friday is upon us again! DATELINE:  AEW Dynamite was down slightly in the ratings, dipping like the waves in the ocean, while NXT was up slightly, rising like the tide. DATELINE:  Tonight on Smackdown, it’s a CONTRACT SIGNING.  Those always go well. And this morning’s grappling exhibition is a bonus match from the cruise, featuring ... Read more Daily News Update – January 24, 2020

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NXT UK – January 23, 2020

NXT UK Date: January 23, 2020 Location: York Barbican, York, England Commentators: Tom Phillips, Aiden English We’re back to normal after Takeover: Blackpool II and last week’s recap show. There isn’t much time to rest though as it’s also the go home show for Worlds Collide. Hopefully things can get going as well as wrapping ... Read more NXT UK – January 23, 2020

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Just Curious…

… thoughts on the redesign of the Intercontinental belt that Shinsuke is currently rocking? My heart will always belong to the 1986-1998 belt, but I have to admit I'm digging it. Of course, once Braun wins the belt at the Rumble, it will probably be made out of lamb shanks or something… I dislike change ... Read more Just Curious…

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Promo Sketch Plug?

Hey man! Love the blog. I make sketches and goofy bits and my new one is wrestling related, so I thought I’d send it your way. If you watch it and dig it, think I can get a plug? https://youtu.be/rSRoPnknQuc Thanks, Mike Indeed you can.  

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Indies and Insanity: January 23, 2020

Tomorrow, our Friday Indie Spotlight Thing will focus on Black Label Pro from one week ago.  WARHORSE defends the IWTV title against Kylie Rae, Erick Stevens puts the BLP title on the line against Tom Lawlor, plus AJ Gray, Alex Shelley, Jason Cade, Violence Is Forever, and a Rumble! SPORTS: your NBA on TNT doubleheader ... Read more Indies and Insanity: January 23, 2020

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Even Steven Booking

https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/esza8m/wednesday_ratings_aew_35_demo_871k_viewers_8th/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf So one goes up 69k and the other goes down 69k. Basically just trading the same 1.6 million people back and forth.

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Yokozuna winning the 93 Rumble

When Yokozuna won the Rumble, did they know at that time he was going to win the belt from Bret?  Was Hogan’s return even in play for WM, much less him winning the belt?  Was it ever discussed for Hulk to come back win the Rumble and face Bret at WM IX? I'm pretty sure ... Read more Yokozuna winning the 93 Rumble

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Lesnar In The Royal Rumble Match

What are your thoughts on Brock Lesnar entering the Royal Rumble match despite being WWE Champion?  Smart considering any contender they put him with in a match for the championship is a foregone conclusion, and/or also because it adds some mystery as to who will win the Rumble, stupid because it's yet another show where ... Read more Lesnar In The Royal Rumble Match

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The War Experienced Viking Raiders Experience

So the common consensus that I had seen prior to this week, and I bought into it as well, was that the weeks and weeks of dominant squashes by the Vikings was building toward the hoss team fight between them and AOP for the tag titles. Now granted – they kind of screwed the pooch ... Read more The War Experienced Viking Raiders Experience

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Daily News Update – January 23, 2020

Today is the first day of the rest of our lives with no more wrestling on boats.  Until next year.  Try to cope. DATELINE:  Keith Lee won the North American title from Roderick Strong on NXT last night, thus breaking up the Undisputed Era’s stranglehold on the titles. DATELINE:  Hangman Page and Kenny Omega won ... Read more Daily News Update – January 23, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – August 22, 2005

Monday Night Raw Date: August 22, 2005 Location: Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, Virginia Attendance: 7,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman It’s the night after Summerslam and the big stories around here are Hulk Hogan defeating Shawn Michaels and John Cena retaining the WWE Championship over Chris Jericho. With that out of the way, it’s ... Read more Monday Night Raw – August 22, 2005

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NXT – January 22, 2020

NXT Date: January 22, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Beth Phoenix, Mauro Ranallo It’s the go home show for When Worlds Collide but it’s also time to start building things up for Takeover: Portland. I’m not sure where everything is going for that show, but tonight we have more ... Read more NXT – January 22, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.22.20 (ON A BOAT!)

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 1.22.20 Taped from INTERNATIONAL MONKEY KNIFE-FIGHTING WATERS ON A MOTHER F’N BOAT!  My favorite story about this show so far was that Tony Khan arranged for the master tape to be duplicated and flown out on two separate planes to Atlanta, because even if Iran shot down one ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.22.20 (ON A BOAT!)

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Dynamite – January 22, 2020

Dynamite Date: January 22, 2020 Location: Norwegian Pearl, International Waters Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur And now, we’re on a boat. If there is one thing that AEW has managed to do well it is offering in some changes of venue. That is the case again here as they are presenting this week’s show ... Read more Dynamite – January 22, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – December 16, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Orlando, Florida. –Opening Contest:  Jushin Liger (w/Sonny Onoo) (2-2) defeats Skip Brown after a flying headbutt at 1:36: Brown is announced as “Sweet Brown Sugar” but WCW opts to get away from that when they present his name on the ticker.  ... Read more What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – December 16, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #352 – 22/01/2000

Hello You! Last week’s show wasn’t that bad, as we actually got some fresh matches from the TV taping in Atlanta and, because it was shot at Centre Stage, the show actually looked quite good from a production standpoint as well. With Guilty As Charged now behind us, we should start seeing what direction ECW ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #352 – 22/01/2000

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The greatest counts??

Was watching the Rumble numbers video yesterday and something caught my eye: they are acknowledging that the Greatest Royal Rumble took place! All of a sudden, Daniel Bryann has the longevity record and Braun has the most eliminations. Thing is, they never talked about the show after it happened. Braun isn't talked about being a ... Read more The greatest counts??

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Undefeated streaks overkill

Hey Scott, I find myself thoroughly annoyed with wrestlers booked to be unbeatable and mainly destroying jobbers each week to no long term direction that leads to a World Title reign.  WWE, of course, is the culprit of this trend. It hasn't worked with Strowman for years.  They started doing it with Lars Sullivan but ... Read more Undefeated streaks overkill

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Favorite Online Wrestling Writer?

Did-do you have a favorite online wrestling writer?  Back in the day I enjoyed a columnist for 1wrestling.com, although I forget his name at the moment.  He would come up with these horrible fantasy booking articles that were so bad they were entertaining.  Examples include thinking the next big thing was adding a storyline to ... Read more Favorite Online Wrestling Writer?

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Daily News Update – January 22, 2020

Not much in the way of news updates on the Observer site because everyone’s ON A BOAT for a few days. DATELINE:  Tonight is of course AEW from the Jericho Cruise, featuring Moxley v. Pac for the #1 contendership and SCU defending the tag titles against Kenny Omega and Page.  Although I have not read ... Read more Daily News Update – January 22, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.21.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.21.20 Episode 15 – “Generation Clash” OK, seriously, why is this show now up to NINETY MINUTES?  One of the appealing things was that it was a breezy 45 minute watch and it’s been getting steadily longer as it goes.  LESS IS MORE. Tonight:  Ricky Morton gets his ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.21.20

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dark – 01.21.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dark – 01.21.20 Hey, this is only 30 minutes this week, so I can bang this one out right after Powerrr and you get a bonus rant today. Taped from Miami, FL Your hosts are Excalibur & Taz Diamante v. Big Swole Hopefully Swole is more impressive here than she ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dark – 01.21.20

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Prime Time!

Hi Scott, New episodes of Prime Time up on the Network from '89… Well, about a dozen. Gonna review them? Wait until you hear the monstrosity they've used to replace Rick Rude's music with now – even worse than the non-Stripper music they've been using since the Hall of Fame! I'm very saddened that they've ... Read more Prime Time!

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Gunn club

Hello, Scott, I’m reading about some AEW matches that have already happened or are about to air and I saw that Billy Gunn is teaming with his son Austin as the Gunn Club. How does that work? I can’t see WWE letting billy use the Gunn name, but apparently he even has shirts with it. ... Read more Gunn club

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Another Waitwaitwaitwaitwait Question

From your 1998 Rumble review: "The Honky Tonk Man is #19 at 30:30" "Vader is #30 at 50:00 and he tosses Honky at 50:30" They booked Honky to go twenty minutes in the Rumble?!? I mean, I knowthe roster was thin, but FUCK. Who made that call? I've seen that Rumble a handful of times ... Read more Another Waitwaitwaitwaitwait Question

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Gimmick Failures and Restarts

In the ’98 Rumble Rant, you mentioned the transformation of Goldust to “The Artist Formerly Known As” and them eventually walking back and going to the standard Goldust look and gimmick a few months after they killed it off. Other than Chavo Jr. in 2005 (for reasons that were done probably for 1 very significant ... Read more Gimmick Failures and Restarts

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Wrestler that plays heel/face equally well?

What wrestler, either past or present, do you think plays a face and heel equally well?  I don't know about all time, but currently I think I'd give the nod to Randy Orton here.     Randy Orton is a spectacular babyface and a blah heel.  Ric Flair was always the good standard for both, ... Read more Wrestler that plays heel/face equally well?

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The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – 07.06.19

The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – 07.06.19 Man, I’ve had a day.  You know how sometimes your car dies in sub-zero temperatures and the auto club says it’ll be 45 minutes for a tow truck and then you’re left sitting there for FOUR HOURS waiting for it when you were supposed ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Jerry Lawler’s Classic Memphis Wrestling – 07.06.19

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Daily News Update – January 21, 2020

Well thankfully Monday is over. DATELINE:  Chris Jericho announces another cruise in 2021.  Let’s face it, he’ll probably still be LE CHAMPION when it rolls around. DATELINE:  Seth Rollins and Buddy Murphy are the new RAW tag team champions after last night.  I don’t even remember who the champions before them were.  Apparently Royal Rumble ... Read more Daily News Update – January 21, 2020

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-28-1984

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: July 28, 1984 (taped 07/20) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Can Kerry get the better of Hernandez to earn a title shot? Will Parsons get revenge for “Wild” Bill Irwin’s evil whipping? And who will join me for this out-of-this-world episode? Alex Rogan! So glad you could join the ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-28-1984

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Monday Night Raw – January 20, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: January 20, 2020 Location: Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, Kansas Commentators: Vic Joseph, Jerry Lawler There’s no football to contend with tonight and it’s the go home show for the Royal Rumble, meaning it’s time to take the exit for the Road to Wrestlemania. The big story coming out of last week ... Read more Monday Night Raw – January 20, 2020

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Monday Night Open Mic

“‘Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.’.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (That’s actually a quote ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – December 16, 1995

Note:  Sorry about missing Friday’s column.  I was down with the flu near the end of last week and am on the mend.  I will be posting information about the Doomie’s at the end of this week. WCW Prime on December 11 featured a new bout, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes calling the action. ... Read more What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – December 16, 1995

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Impact Wrestling – January 14, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: January 14, 2020 Location: Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas/2300 Arena Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis Hosts: Josh Matthews, Don Callis We’re done with Hard To Kill and that means we’ll be moving forward towards Rebellion in April. That’s a long way off though and now it’s time to talk about Tessa ... Read more Impact Wrestling – January 14, 2020

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW Beat Power Oh-Mi-Yah!

AJW BEAT POWER OH-MI-YAH! (27/06/92; Omiya Skate Center) -Time for another full AJW show- this one 2:30:00, and hailing from the… Omiya Skate Center? That’s apparently in Saitama, Japan. The arena is dark and the sound blows on this tape, too. We’re right in the middle of the AJW Grand Prix (with a few matches ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: AJW Beat Power Oh-Mi-Yah!

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Daily News Update – January 20, 2020

Hey, the only NFL team I give a crap about, the 49ers, have managed to make it back to the Super Bowl again!  Movin’ the chains! DATELINE:  If you didn’t see it, Conor McGregor knocked Cowboy Cerrone into the middle of next week in just 40 seconds on Saturday night and it was pretty awesome. ... Read more Daily News Update – January 20, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 98 – 01.18.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 98 – 01.18.98 Live from San Jose, CA, drawing an 18,000 sellout and a pretty “meh” 350,000 buys, although that was certainly trending upwards from the year before. Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler, along with special guest MIKE TYSON in the skyboxes, taking a break ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 98 – 01.18.98

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Sunday Night Reset, January 19, 2020

Kansas City is in the Superb Owl.  Either Green Bay or San Francisco will join them. I was at Prime Time Pro yesterday.  O’Shay Edwards successfully defended the big gold against Breaux Keller in a steel cage; EFFY won a 10-person tournament to be crowned the first ever “51st State” (think: secondary) champion; and Jordan ... Read more Sunday Night Reset, January 19, 2020

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Warrior

Based on your Rumble 91 rant, how do you book the title match?  Warrior seems to be over.  Savage hit him with the scepter and get disqualified then they double team him?  Hogan saves?   Warrior faces Savage in title vs career while Hogan faces Slaughter.  Then maybe have UT cost warrior the title over the ... Read more Warrior

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Revival

Hey Scott, so the revival lose last night, which is no surprise, but, the revival talk about the WWE caring about them as much as the rest of the tag division? One, do you think the Revival is staying? Two, is a tag reboot in the works? It's been a pretty poorly-kept secret that the ... Read more Revival

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Raw Dec 7,1998

Hey Scott. Wondered if you could shed light on something that is bugging me. I'm watching the Dec 7, 1998 edition of Raw on the Network and Michael Cole is alongside Jerry Lawler on commentary. During the first match, Cole sends condolences to Jim Ross and his family after the passing of JR's mother. Yet ... Read more Raw Dec 7,1998

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2 Person Announce Teams

Do you think USA followed in Fox's footsteps of requesting going back to a 2 person announce team for Raw like on Smackdown, or do you believe Vince finally came to the realization how much 3 person announce teams, or at least the WWE's 3 person announce teams, suck? Vince isn't big on realizing things.  ... Read more 2 Person Announce Teams

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The Cheap and Lazy Sunday Thread – January 19, 2020

OK, I know I promised Royal Rumble 98 for this morning, but my daughter wanted to watch the Hunger Games on Netflix with me and she takes precedence. Today is the day of FOOTBALL, for all you fans of football.  So go watch some football.  I’ll probably watch Royal Rumble today instead. ARE YOU READY ... Read more The Cheap and Lazy Sunday Thread – January 19, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 07.03.95

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 07.03.95 Taped from Danville, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler 1-2-3 Kid v. Mike Bell That is pretty damn miraculous for a broken neck two months previous.  That’s some John Cena level healing there.  Kid with a clothesline for two, but Bell comes back ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 07.03.95

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Summerslam 2005

Summerslam 2005 Date: August 21, 2005 Location: MCI Center, Washington DC. Attendance: 18,156 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Michael Cole, Jonathan Coachman It’s a big show here with a card that doesn’t quite live up to the hype. We have a huge main event between Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels, but after that it’s ... Read more Summerslam 2005

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The Saturday Night Thread – January 18, 2020

Sorry, still no football tonight.  But you can get a preview of Sam Eliot reciting the lyrics to Old Town Road for a Doritos commercial if you want a sneak peak at Super Bowl excitement. Smackdown’s ratings were up a bit again. Tonight I’ve got Royal Rumble 98 on my plate as I continue to ... Read more The Saturday Night Thread – January 18, 2020

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Smackdown – August 18, 2005

Smackdown Date: August 18, 2005 Location: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 7,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Summerslam and that means we aren’t likely to be getting much in the way of important wrestling tonight. Instead, this week is likely to be focused on promos and building towards ... Read more Smackdown – August 18, 2005

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Villainous Dark Order

Hey Scott, seeing the news today that apparently before he decided on staying in ROH, AEW had been planning to debut Marty Scurll as the leader of the Dark Order on the final Dynamite of 2019 got me thinking about two questions. 1.) Do you think Scurll would have been a great fit in the ... Read more Villainous Dark Order

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Question

After SummerSlam 88, I don’t recall Hogan and Andre ever crossing paths again in the WWF.  And after Savage retires then comes back, he really never interacts with Hogan again save for that one tag match against Jake and Beserker.  It was almost like they were keeping them in their own universe.  why?  You’d think ... Read more Question

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AEW Type wrestling quick fire questions.

Hey, Scott, Really enjoying watching AEW wrestling since it started, but I'm drunk and bored before it airs here in the UK so answers please- 1) Is this the most entertaining Chris Jericho we have ever seen 2) JR love him but he just seems off a step, time to hang up the Mike and ... Read more AEW Type wrestling quick fire questions.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1991 – 01.19.91

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1991 – 01.19.91 The Rumble season is upon us again and this one is next in my list of shows that I haven’t watched in more than two decades.  Plus the whole “crazed Republican warmonger taking on the Middle East” theme has suddenly become culturally significant again.  Sadly. ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1991 – 01.19.91

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Strong Style Saturday Thread – January 18, 2020

Look, we all know that everyone is just waiting for Sunday to watch football.  But let’s pay some respect to Saturday first, OK? DATELINE:  It’s STIPULATIONS A GOGO at Royal Rumble, with Roman v. King Corbin now being a falls count anywhere match, and Daniel Bryan v. The Fiend now a strap match.  Meanwhile no ... Read more Strong Style Saturday Thread – January 18, 2020

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Smackdown – January 17, 2020

Smackdown Date: January 17, 2020 Location: Greensboro Coliseum Greensboro, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re nine days away from the Royal Rumble and everything is pretty much set. We still have some time to set things up though and that includes a tables match between Roman Reigns and Robert Roode, with the winner ... Read more Smackdown – January 17, 2020

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WWE Friday Night Party Thread, Episode 16 — GRAND RETURNS AT THE PALACE OF WISDOM

We made it! Tonight, Friday Night SmackDown comes to you LIVE from Greensboro, North Carolina!  In the heart of Flair country, everyone has the same question: they’re not really gonna put Bobby Roode over Roman Reigns, are they? That’s right, tonight’s main event sees the returning Roode taking on the “Big Dog” in a tables ... Read more WWE Friday Night Party Thread, Episode 16 — GRAND RETURNS AT THE PALACE OF WISDOM

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The Mega-Powers breakup

As a follow-up to my question about the separate Hogan/Savage house show tours, I once read something that Charlie Reneke – so yes, consider the source – opined that the actual Mega-Powers break-up at The Main Event had a bit of flopsweat stink to it, because they had to hotshot the whole angle in one ... Read more The Mega-Powers breakup

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Shtick

Hey Scott- Thinking back to the glory days off early 2000s wrestling, wrestlers all had a fun shtick that helped even the midcarders get over: Edge and Christians five second pose, Kurt Angles three "I"s, Godfathers Ho Train, Too Cools Dancing, Kai En Tai's "Indeed", etc. Why has this seemingly stopped, or when a wrestler does ... Read more Shtick

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Less Likely Rumble Winners

It looks pretty obvious that Roman Reigns is going to win the Men’s Royal Rumble.  The women’s may be a little more open with Charlotte Flair, Shayna Baszler, or Ronda Rousey (?) seeming like realistic options. Who would you actually like to see win the Rumble this year that makes sense but isn’t the obvious ... Read more Less Likely Rumble Winners

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Royal Rumble question

Hi Scott,   In the wake of the Houston Astros forever tarnishing the pristine sanctity of America's pastime by stealing the 2017 World Series like the Hart Foundation stole the tag team titles from the British Bulldogs, isn't it time for Vincent K. McMahon and the WWE to claim the moral high ground and move ... Read more Royal Rumble question

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Friday Indie Spotlight Time: ACTION Wrestling Streets of Rage

Independent Wrestling is where the fun is. And so, I propose a new thing for this blog: each Friday, I’ll post a review of a show from IWTV. It may be a very recent show, or it may be one from the archives. I might choose it because of the big names, or because there’s ... Read more Friday Indie Spotlight Time: ACTION Wrestling Streets of Rage

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