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Monday Night Raw – August 31, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: August 31, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton We’re done with pay per view for a bit but now it is time to start getting ready for Clash of Champions. Already announced for the show is a series of matches to set up a ... Read more Monday Night Raw – August 31, 2020

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a great weekend and you are all still being very safe and courteous of those around you. Scott and Thomas both have Payback reviews up and are worthy of your clicks. I thought the show was good, way better than I expected. Most of the board seemed to ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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Anti-WWE bias

Hi Scott, The natives are revolting.  Can you please add one star to every WWE match you review and remove one star from every AEW match you review, otherwise they will be forced to repeatedly come back here and boost your site traffic in order to complain about your bias. Thanks Just wait until Brock ... Read more Anti-WWE bias

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What say you?

Brock Lesnar to AEW. What say you? Jesus, can’t I even go to work for EIGHT HOURS without some crazy shit going down?   Anyway, I’ll allow it.  He can put over Orange Cassidy and maybe date Trent’s mom.  

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW Legacy of Queens

AJW LEGACY OF QUEENS: (25.08.1993, Tokyo Nippon Budokan) * So this is a positively AWESOME AJW show devoted to the interpromotional rivalries going on, effectively doing another Dream Slam-tier show full of mega-Dream Matches- it’s easily one of the biggest shows of the year, surpassed only by Dream Slam 1 & 2 and St. Battle ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: AJW Legacy of Queens

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 13, 1995

Joey Styles recaps the feud over the ECW Championship between the Sandman, Cactus Jack, and Shane Douglas.  This Saturday night at the ECW Arena the Sandman and Jack will face off in a barbed wire match for the title. Jack admits that he has a lust for blood, something that the Sandman cannot escape.  He ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 13, 1995

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Book the NON-Invasion

So, imagine a world where WCW gets a lifeline and stays on Turner, ECW finds an investor with deep pockets and a better TV slot, and Triple H doesn't tear his quad. What does WWF look like in 2001, with no Invasion angle and no new talent from WCW and ECW? Bonus points- what if ... Read more Book the NON-Invasion

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Universal Title Match At Mania

So the obvious title match for the Smackdown side at Mania would be Reigns/Big E right? I could even go for Reigns/Bryan as I feel like they could do something special with that pairing now that Reigns is full heel. I’m not sure I agree 100 percent with your detective work there, Lou.  

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Is the Fiend a face?

I say absolutely. He saved Alexa from the meanie Braun after he dumped poor Alexa on her face. People say he's a heel because he stuck his fingers in her mouth and kidnapped her. That's just foreplay, and don't you take your lady into private to sex her up? What say you? The math checks ... Read more Is the Fiend a face?

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Keith Lee is not a young whipper snapper

Hello Scott, I am no wrestling executive, but if you are going to build new stars shouldn't they be waaaay younger than Keith Lee, the guy is pushing 36 looking like a grandpa, plus what do you think of them covering up his man curves with a cat suit?  If they push him quickly to the top, ... Read more Keith Lee is not a young whipper snapper

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Daily News Update – August 31, 2020

Hey, it’s Monday again.  Hope everyone had a good weekend.  I saw the New Mutants and it was OK, certainly better than Dark Phoenix, so that’s something. Why Paul Heyman Was Put With Roman Reigns https://ift.tt/3hMBgbo Why Sonya Deville Did Not Get Her Head Shaved https://ift.tt/34M77VI How The Steiner Brothers Influenced Cesaro’s WWE Career (Not ... Read more Daily News Update – August 31, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Payback 2020 – 08.30.20

The SmarK Rant for WWE Payback 2020 – 08.30.20 Live from the THUNDERDOME in Orlando FL Your hosts are Michael Cole & Corey Graves and the usual cast of lovable scamps. US title:  Apollo Crews v. Bobbly Lashley I really kinda hate the new US title, which looks like a toy and seems really overdone.  ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Payback 2020 – 08.30.20

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Payback 2020

Payback 2020 Date: August 30, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton, Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re back on pay per view less than a week after the last one ended, because that’s a thing that needed to happen. This time around we have the big main event of ... Read more Payback 2020

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Favorite years as a wrestling fan.

Scott,    What would you say your favorite year would be as a wrestling fan for a promotion and for a wrestler.  I’m pretty sure NWA 89 and Bret Hart 97 rank high on your list. For me Great Muta in 89, Samoa Joe in 05 and Chris Benoit from about 95-98 where the  times ... Read more Favorite years as a wrestling fan.

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Viewing the Post Attitude Era

Hey Scott, Hope this email finds you and your family well.  I want to comment on the early 2000s, right after the folding of WCW, and see what your thoughts are on what's going on.  I'm watching RAW from 5/21/2001, when Triple H and Austin lose the Tag Titles to Benoit and Jericho and HHH goes down ... Read more Viewing the Post Attitude Era

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Couple of Roman Qustions

If the plan was for Roman to come back as a heel all along why have the fiend beat stroman for the belt in the first place? Wouldn’t it make more sense for Roman to steamroll weak face braun to start his run? Does this mean that the wwe wants us to root for braun ... Read more Couple of Roman Qustions

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NXT 02/23/2010

WE ARE WIIIILD AND YOUNG AND WE HAVE JUUUUST BEGUUUN AND I already hate this show. Please welcome this season’s lovely Rookies and the Pros who were thrilled to discover they’d lost a day off for this! Skip Sheffield, the guy from Tough Enough Season 4 who suffered from bronchitis, a rib injury & a ... Read more NXT 02/23/2010

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The SmarK Rant for WWF RAW / WCW Nitro 12.04.95

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 12.04.95          Taped from Richmond, VA Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler The British Bulldog v. Bob Holly Holly evades the Bulldog and puts him down with a slam and some clotheslines, and he works the arm to control.  Bulldog escapes with a press slam and ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF RAW / WCW Nitro 12.04.95

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Daily News Update – August 30, 2020

Can’t believe I made it to my 29th birthday! Dynamite confirmed to air on Wednesday https://ift.tt/3gHcl7F NXT airing on Tuesday again next week https://ift.tt/3gHcpUX Naito regains belts from EVIL https://ift.tt/32ELPGR Everyone who said that Gedo had a plan and can do no wrong can kindly shut up now.

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Wrestlemania XXII

Wrestlemania XXII Date: April 2, 2006 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 17,159 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz, Jerry Lawler, Jim Ross It’s time for the biggest night of the year and this time around it has been rather fun. The Raw side has been a heck of a build while the Smackdown side has been ... Read more Wrestlemania XXII

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Saturday Night Thread

Not much going on today. Smackdown had another ratings increase. NHL and baseball resume after a couple of days off. Canucks and Golden Knights are tied at 1 game each in the second round. Probably a UFC tonight? Have a great night!

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Smackdown – March 31, 2006

Smackdown Date: March 31, 2006 Location: Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania and that’s probably the best thing that can happen to Smackdown at the moment. The blue matches are already set and have been for a good while. That has left us with some ... Read more Smackdown – March 31, 2006

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Impact Wrestling – August 25, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: August 25, 2020 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews It’s the second and final night of Emergence and that means we’re in for a big match. This time around it’s going to be a thirty minute Iron Man match for the Knockouts Title as Deonna Purrazzo defends against ... Read more Impact Wrestling – August 25, 2020

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save WWE BRING BACK RATINGS 7.0!

RAW OPEN HULK HOGAN COMES BACK AND SAYS ONE MORE RUN BROTHER I WANT THAT STRAP BROTHER DONT CAR E WHOOOO I GOTTA RUN THROUGH MAN. OUTSDIERS COME OUT AND SAY YEAH RIGHT YOU WER EBEST AS HOLLYWOOD HEEL HOGAN RED AND YELLOW IS BIG FAT PHONY BOY DX COMES OUT AND SAYS YEAH RIGHT ... Read more save WWE BRING BACK RATINGS 7.0!

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Mike Reviews On The Mat (01/03/1983)

Hello You! Last week I looked at some classic British Wrestling and today we’re going to look at some from New Zealand. I stumbled across “On The Mat” by accident on YouTube, and from doing some digging around I’ve found out that it was an NWA affiliated show that aired on the channel “TV2” between ... Read more Mike Reviews On The Mat (01/03/1983)

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Daily News Update – August 29, 2020

Goddamn, 2020.  RIP Chadwick Boseman. Anyway, this weekend sees two important events, Payback and my 46th birthday.  Yes, I get a shitty D-level PPV to review on my birthday, lucky me. Roman Reigns Is A Paul Heyman Guy https://ift.tt/3joV5Wp (Huh, they finally pulled the trigger on the heel turn?  Good for them.) Two New Payback ... Read more Daily News Update – August 29, 2020

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Best of British – Highspots.com Shoot Interview with Dave Taylor

The infamous Nasty Boys/Taylor and McIntyre clusterfuck got brought up in the unprofessional behaviour thread, so I thought I’d have a look at the hilarious Dave Taylor shoot interview from Highspots.com recorded in 2012 where he talks about it himself. The interview is conducted by Michael Bochicchio, the owner of Highspots.com, who must’ve taken inspiration ... Read more Best of British – Highspots.com Shoot Interview with Dave Taylor

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The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.26.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.26.20 Taped from Orlando, FL Your hosts are Vic Joseph and Wade Barrett in the arena and Beth Phoenix from whatever limbo she currently resides in. Karrion Kross joins us to start, arm in a sling but still doing his full badass entrance.  Now that’s a trooper after HHH’s ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.26.20

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RIP Chadwick Boseman

https://ift.tt/34IznbV WHAT THE ACTUAL HELL, 2020? I didn’t even know he had cancer.  Hopefully Marvel will not be brash enough to replace him for a long time, even if the movie made a billion dollars and was one of the best ones they did.  Well, gonna have to watch that one again this weekend, I ... Read more RIP Chadwick Boseman

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Smackdown – August 28, 2020

Smackdown Date: August 28, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves It’s the fallout show from Summerslam and the go home show for Payback, meaning that we have a lot to cover in one single night. That could mean for a pretty busy evening, including the three way contract signing between ... Read more Smackdown – August 28, 2020

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Friday Night Party Thread: August 28, 2020

WE MADE IT! Well, it looks like a few people don’t like the Prime Time gimmick… eh, as I’ve said before, just hit “end” on your keypad and enter the comments. It’s what I do.  Plus, I like writing them, so… there. Some interesting discussion on the BoD today, like what makes a star rating, ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: August 28, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – July 15, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are in the booth and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown tells fans that Brian Christopher will be out of action for six weeks with a broken shoulder blade.  Russell follows up by saying that Randy Hales was hurt in the Rock N’ Roll Express-PG-13 ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – July 15, 1995

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“Should have been me!”

Hey Scott Picture this. Dynamite kid.  Sitting in his little apartment, in a wheelchair no less. Watching summer slam 92 and seeing his old,lesser talented tag team partner and little cousin come out in the main event in front of 83,000 people with Lenox Lewis carrying the flag for him in his home country. Is ... Read more “Should have been me!”

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Dark Order

AEW makes me happy as a wrestling fan.  They have consistent story lines, fresh faces, well paced shows. But even with the long build of the Dark Order and a decent big guy in Brodie Lee, a good wrestler in Stu Grayson, and Anna Jay, they still seem terrible and dumb.  Couldn’t care less about ... Read more Dark Order

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Most unprofessional moment in wrestling

Hey Scott, The MSG reviews reminded me of a Paul Roma/Shane Douglas match where the ref accidentally called 3 on the sequence and, instead of ending the match, they kept going for another couple more spots and Roma ending up winning twice. I wouldn't call this a botch, since they could've just pretended that was ... Read more Most unprofessional moment in wrestling

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WWF Superstars – May 20th, 1995

May 20, 1995 From the O’Neil Center in Danbury, CT Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix This week, Razor Ramon vs. Jacob Blu in a King of the Ring Qualifying match. Also, a new Shawn Michaels video plus Man Mountain Rock in action and more!     Smoking Gunns vs. Mike Khoury & ... Read more WWF Superstars – May 20th, 1995

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Best of British – WWE NXT UK – August 27th, 2020

Saw this pop up on the front page of the Network and was interested in one of the matches listed, so thought I’d check the whole show out. I have zero familiarity with the current product, so thought I’d give it a look, might have a different perspective on it. Host Andy Shepherd introduces the ... Read more Best of British – WWE NXT UK – August 27th, 2020

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WCW Worldwide – June 20th, 1992

This is going to be the last Worldwide review for a little while, as this is where Scott is up to with his Saturday Night reviews, so I’m going to sync up with that whenever he posts the next one. Intro: Tony and Jesse promote the Pillman/Valentine main event and Jesse’s annoyed he’s got to ... Read more WCW Worldwide – June 20th, 1992

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NXT UK – August 27, 2020

NXT UK Date: August 27, 2020 Host: Andy Shepard It’s time to crack open the vault again and that’s a very nice thing to hear. Granted it won’t be that way for long as the regular shows are back on September 17 but I’ll take what I can get while it lasts. The previous show ... Read more NXT UK – August 27, 2020

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RIP Bullet Bob

https://ift.tt/2YH9cia Damn, the Armstrong curse won out in the end.  I really wish WWE could get some of the Alabama territory onto the Network so we’d have something better than the hodge-podge of stuff on Amazon Prime to appreciate the old Armstrong v. Fuller stuff from back in the day.  Anyway, Bob was a pretty ... Read more RIP Bullet Bob

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.27.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW THURSDAY NIGHT Dynamite – 08.27.20 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & LE CHAMPION.  And FANS!  Even Jericho can’t help but smiling when they’re singing his song. Tag Team Gauntlet #1:  The Young Bucks v. QT Marshall & Dustin Rhodes QT and Nick trade rollups ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.27.20

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Dynamite – August 27, 2020

Dynamite Date: August 27, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Chris Jericho, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone We’re on another special schedule this week and this time around it’s another stacked show. We have a tag team gauntlet match for the #1 contendership to the Tag Team Titles for All Out, plus all of the ... Read more Dynamite – August 27, 2020

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The Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: August 27, 2020

“Good evening, wrestling fans, and welcome to a special edition of Prime Time Thursday here on the Blog of Doom.  I’m Gorilla Monsoon alongside Bobby Heenan, and tonight, we will get you ready for a live edition of Dynamite.” “And it’s not just a live show — they’re actually letting the humanoids take part!” “For ... Read more The Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: August 27, 2020

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cena mania

Keith, I understand that from a financial, marketing, and charity/outreach standpoint, turning Cena heel would've never worked, and probably never will happen. Setting those things aside, though, simply from a creative/character/storyline standpoint, do you think there was a HUGE missed opportunity for both Cena and Wyatt at wrestlemania 30? To have Cena snap at the ... Read more cena mania

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X-Men – Days of Future Past

Previously (SLAM!) on X-Men! The X-Men escaped enslavement on Genosha. Who is Cable? Who is the “Scottish scientist”? What has happened to the X-Mansion? Carrying on with the second half of season one… The Unstoppable Juggernaut (by Julianne Klemm) Starting the episode off with quite the overindulgent cleanup scene (the music is very OTT!), Charles ... Read more X-Men – Days of Future Past

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WWF Monday Night RAW – May 15th, 1995

I’ve also included a bonus review of the Jeff Jarrett vs. British Bulldog ladder match from the “WWE Unreleased 1986-95” DVD. May 15, 1995 From the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler We get a “Saturday Night Live” style dueling promo for tonight’s IRS vs. ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – May 15th, 1995

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How would WCW have booked a WWE invasion in revisionist history?

Hey Scott, Just for shits and giggles, what if WCW won the Monday Night Wars and/or Time Warner/TNT bought out WWE?  Do you think Bischoff would've booked an Invasion better? Would he have squashed each WWE guy like a bug or would they have all been legit threats? Would he have been petty with Eddie, ... Read more How would WCW have booked a WWE invasion in revisionist history?

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Heenan / Fuji

I know I'd seen something from the feud before in my Youtube trawling, and I was right: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrWR6fUajLo I really wish that follow up 91 MSG show was on the Network.  

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 12.11.95

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 12.11.95 Guys, I don’t think this UFC thing is gonna be around much longer if lawmakers have their way! – The debate over whether UFC and the other events like it should be banned has been raging in the press and the city of Denver has become a hotspot for the ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 12.11.95

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Daily News Update – August 27, 2020

Tonight it’s Dynamite in another weird time slot, although I guess there was no basketball last night due to more fucked up shit further fucking up the world in 2020, and it could have aired as planned. But then I guess they would be accused of not supporting BLM on Twitter or something? Sometimes life ... Read more Daily News Update – August 27, 2020

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WCW Worldwide – June 13th, 1992

Whatever date this actually aired in the UK, I remember going to Blackpool with my sister and grandparents for a club outing and buying a toy mobile phone. My dad had taped this show for me and when he saw the phone he swiped it off me and went “This is Paul E Dangerously, the ... Read more WCW Worldwide – June 13th, 1992

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NJPW Summer Struggle – August 27th, 2020

Howdy! While I haven’t been really recapping the Summer Struggle events (there’s only so many ways to review multiple 6 or 8-man tags over and over again on the same show, you know?), this one seemed important enough to get down, because tonight, it’s the 4 qualifying matches for the King of Pro Wrestling match! ... Read more NJPW Summer Struggle – August 27th, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – March 27, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: March 27, 2006 Location: Qwest Center, Omaha, Nebraska Commentators: Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania and I’ve been digging the heck out of the last few shows. Tonight features a match which would be a much bigger deal at a different time but for ... Read more Monday Night Raw – March 27, 2006

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NXT – August 26, 2020

NXT Date: August 26, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix We’re past Takeover: XXX and that means it’s time to get back to a little more normal around here. Karrion Kross is the new NXT Champion, Keith Lee is gone and Tommaso Ciampa is back so…maybe ... Read more NXT – August 26, 2020

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Wednesday Night War Thread!

It’s another one-sided evening, as NXT is all alone and AEW presents part two of All Out on Youtube. Oh hey, did I mention that I’m writing a column for the new Inside the Ropes magazine in the UK?  For the first issue, I’m continuing on with the Monday Night War series on the WWE ... Read more Wednesday Night War Thread!

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – June 17, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher kick off a new round of television tapings in Sevierville, Tennessee.  According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the tapings took place at Catan’s Chapel Elementary School and drew 300 fans. Opening Contest:  The Headbangers defeat Larry Santo & Mike Mason after the Stage Dive when Thrasher pins Mason at 2:45: The Headbangers, Mosh ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – June 17, 1995

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The Renegade

Brian Zane made an interesting comment about The Renegade (which I’m paraphrasing) – fans turned on him for his early work and they never acknowledged any improvement as the years progressed.  (Not to speak ill of the dead, but he went from drizzling shits to jobber.)  Who is the prime example for workers that improved ... Read more The Renegade

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #383 (26/08/2020)

Hello You! This is the last Hardcore TV until we start seeing footage from the Hammerstein shows on the 25th and 26th of August. Today we’re getting footage from the ECW Arena show, with Scotty Anton Vs Steve Corino as a feature bout. Corino is due to be getting a shot at Justin Credible on ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #383 (26/08/2020)

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angle cena

Thanks for answering my email! Loving the discussion in the comments . . .  Everyone knows that Kurt Angle deserved better than a retirement match against Barin Corbin. If you could rebook that wrestlemania, who would you have put Angle against, and how might you imagine sending Angle off at the conclusion? I can't help ... Read more angle cena

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Madison Square Garden 06.03.91

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Madison Square Garden 06.03.91 Save 20% on Fight Island Gear! Here’s a show I’ve been wanting to get done for a while, and today is as good a day as any, featuring Hulk Hogan against Sgt. Slaughter in the somewhat famous Desert Storm rematch from Wrestlemania. ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Madison Square Garden 06.03.91

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Daily News Update – August 26, 2020

Lucky NXT, it’s another unopposed night for them.   Possible Reason Cody Was Written Off AEW TV https://ift.tt/3aX9sOJ I’ve Got Some Bad News For NXT https://ift.tt/2QvHdgx (Seems like more bad news for Billy Corgan’s dreams of starting up the NWA again…) Big Changes Coming For WWE Music https://ift.tt/3hveIeT  

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WWF In Your House #1

May 14, 1995 From the Onondaga County War Memorial in Syracuse, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix   A video package running down the key matches on the card plus showcasing the house someone will win tonight.   Hakushi w/ Shinja vs. Bret “The Hitman” Hart  Before heading out to the ring, ... Read more WWF In Your House #1

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Wednesday Is Comics Day! Transformers ‘84: Secrets and Lies – Apocrypha

I had something planned that blended both comics and wrestling, but ran out of time. In a bit of a notice, school is back in from next week, so I’ll be revising my review schedule and what I review and when. I hope you’re still enjoying reading about what I’m reviewing. Issue 2 Where we ... Read more Wednesday Is Comics Day! Transformers ‘84: Secrets and Lies – Apocrypha

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AEW DARK: August 25, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, August 25, 2020. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are The Good (Veda Scott), The Bad (Taz), and The Ugly (Tony Schiavone) – as Schiavone himself put it. A loaded show tonight, with FOUR feature bouts! Jake Hager gets to toss around Marko Stunt! The Initiative look to ... Read more AEW DARK: August 25, 2020

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is curt hennig the greatest wrestler with the fewest great matches?

Hi Scott, I'm a big Curt Hennig fan – as you know, he's often considered as one of the greatest performers and most skilled wrestlers of all-time. And yet, is it fair to say that Hennig is, paradoxically, the best wrestler with the fewest amount of great singles matches (3.5 stars or higher)? Aside from one ... Read more is curt hennig the greatest wrestler with the fewest great matches?

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Wrestling as a TV Show

Scott, When it comes to wrestling TV, it feels like there's an established format and style that all promotions seem to follow. Interview segments, matches, promos, promoting live shows and merchandise, etc. There are stylistic differences and production differences, but overall the “format” feels the same. I'd imagine they took a lot from regular sports and ... Read more Wrestling as a TV Show

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Feud for Thought

Hello Scott   1) Ideally, how long in your opinion should a feud last, assuming it’s done properly?   2) Are there any feuds you can think of that started out good but went on way too long and wore out their welcome?   3) Similarly, are there any feuds that were good but ended ... Read more Feud for Thought

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Payback Scheduling

Did COVID change a date and they are backed into a corner? Even if it pops 15% higher viewership than normal B level PPV, what do they get out of running another Sunday ppv 7 days after summerslam? No one seems to know why they have the extra show, exactly.  Maybe it's something like the ... Read more Payback Scheduling

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Daily News Update – August 25, 2020

Sorry, no new rant this morning.  We had a family emergency last night and that’s slightly more important than the blog. But fear not, Tommy is here with all the goings-on to talk about this morning… Several Matches Set For Payback https://ift.tt/3j4AR46 https://ift.tt/3jekXnI https://ift.tt/2EnztLh https://ift.tt/3grh7Gf Shaquille O’Neal Possibly Coming To AEW https://ift.tt/31nRbHh Aleister Black Turns ... Read more Daily News Update – August 25, 2020

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X-Men – Night of the Sentinels

I looked at Pryde of the X-Men a few weeks ago, a failed pilot that was intended to launch an X-Men TV series. Just a few years later, an X-Men series would be launched that many consider THE X-Men series, even with a few subsequent versions that are pretty good in their way. I’ve always ... Read more X-Men – Night of the Sentinels

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WCW Worldwide – June 6th, 1992

How about a Sega Genesis Top Ten Challenge this week? Or, if you hold it in England, make it Mega Drive. Coming up: Ricky Steamboat takes care of Steve Austin and Arn Anderson in this week’s main event – “He’s like a wildman!”. Intro: Tony and Jesse preview the main event. Jesse thinks Tony should ... Read more WCW Worldwide – June 6th, 1992

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NJPW Strong – August 21st, 2020

Howdy! So, I’ll come clean and admit that this recap is pretty late, because I watched my Blues get eliminated on Friday night and maturely decided to drink alcohol as a way to wash away the pain. I DID pop into the late night thread to watch some Joshi while still slightly intoxicated, so that ... Read more NJPW Strong – August 21st, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – August 24, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: August 24, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe It’s a triple threat tonight, but mainly because of WWE’s weird scheduling. Tonight is the Raw debut of the Thunderdome, the fallout show from Summerslam and the go home show for Payback. Since we have less ... Read more Monday Night Raw – August 24, 2020

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. It was probably the biggest wrestling weekend in recent memory with WWE doing an NXT Takeover and Summerslam and AEW running Dynamite on Saturday. And we got the best result…a lot of good stuff. NXT Takeover got a lot of heat for whatever reason, but ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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Josh Spotlight- Rumi Kazama

Rumi Kazama! Google carefully. JOSHI SPOTLIGHT- RUMI KAZAMA: Billed Height & Weight: 5’0″ 136 lbs. Career: 1986-2003 -Rumi Kazama is one of those “hey, who is that again?” wrestlers, rarely appearing on big shows and typically lacking a lot of extraordinary showings or a huge push in most of the Interpromotional stuff I’ve seen in ... Read more Josh Spotlight- Rumi Kazama

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 6, 1995

The Hack Myers-Tony Stetson match from Enter Sandman airs.  Instead of airing a clip job, which would have covered up how bad this match was, ECW opts to show it in its entirety. Joey Styles asks Paul E. Dangerously why Taz dropped his gimmick.  Dangerously answers that Taz does not need a gimmick to reach ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 6, 1995

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AEWs Stale Formula?

What's up Scott, big AEW fan as its all I watch now but I have a question. Should AEW switch up the Dynamite formula some with all the 6 man/8 man\10 man tag matches? I really enjoyed the ones in the earlier Dynamite episodes but its becoming repetitive for me. It's like every Wednesday creative ... Read more AEWs Stale Formula?

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Warrior-Savage Summerslam

When they started the storyline in July 1992, were all parties involved including Flair and Perfect know that it was all leading to Flair winning the title back immediately after Summerslam?  Or was the finish and fallout not determined until they got to the UK for the PPV They had everything planned from the beginning ... Read more Warrior-Savage Summerslam

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Question

Scott,  We know that Dino Bravo is undoubtably the worst. However, if Dino Bravo were to compete in the worst match ever, who would his opponent be? Who would be “second worst”, I guess? My pick may be Tatanka. Never cared for him, for whatever reason.  Tatanka was OK!  If we’re talking long term career terrible and not just short ... Read more Question

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WCW Worldwide – Best of May 23rd and 30th, 1992

WrestleWar has now passed! These two episodes are not available in their entirety, so it’s just a review of the available matches from both shows. Should have the full shows to review as I get up to date with Scott’s Saturday Night reviews, then I’ll post subsequent reviews as he does. From May 23rd… Stunning ... Read more WCW Worldwide – Best of May 23rd and 30th, 1992

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-16-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: February 16, 1985 (taped 02/08) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Can Kerry retain the American title, or will Adams attain gold? What’s the latest on Haynes? And who will join me for this hard-hitting episode? Uh…whoops, wrong tape. Let’s try again… Apollo, glad you made it! Hope that’s the ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-16-1985

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2020 – 08.23.20

The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2020 – 08.23.20 Live from the EPILEPSY-DOME in Orlando, FL Your hosts are Michael Cole & Corey Graves Smackdown Women’s title:  Bayley v. Asuka Immediately the sound mixing is better than on Smackdown, with a better fake crowd noise.  Not perfect, but much more watchable than Smackdown was.  Now ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2020 – 08.23.20

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Summerslam 2020

Summerslam 2020 Date: August 23, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe It’s finally time to try this out and yes it’s another Thunder Dome show, which may or may not mean anything to you if you’re reading this in 2273. Basically there are no ... Read more Summerslam 2020

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Snyder Cut

What did you think of the trailer?  It actually looked good.  Still skeptical of them doing Endgame at the beginning.  I’m still skeptical that we needed it.  I actually liked Justice League just fine.  It wasn’t high art but it’s not like Snyder built up a lot of goodwill with BvS anyway.  Tell ya what ... Read more Snyder Cut

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Sunday Night Reset (featuring SUMMERSLAM) : August 23, 2020

First, and as promised, Stadium Stampede thoughts: what a hoot.  I’m not sure how to properly rate it yet, just because it wasn’t a match in the traditional sense — I struggle similarly with the other cinematics — but the number of crazy moments and wild ideas combined into one certainly meant I was never ... Read more Sunday Night Reset (featuring SUMMERSLAM) : August 23, 2020

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ECW on Syfy 02/16/2010 #193 FINAL

“After twenty years, ECW is over.” We’re in Kansas City as Byron & Josh hype “the next revolutionary step of sports entertainment known as NXT” debuting next week while sounding as natural as the supermarket machine telling you there’s an unexpected item in your bagging area. The Miz & Big Show vs. (Unified Tag Team ... Read more ECW on Syfy 02/16/2010 #193 FINAL

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Best. Last Match. Ever?

If The Undertaker is actually hanging it up as he indicated in the last episode of The Last Ride, does the Boneyard Match rank as the best farewell match a wrestler has ever had?  If not, what is? Terry Funk in 89!  Or maybe Mick Foley at No Way Out 2000.   …what?  

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Cody’s run

So hang on, Cody did a bunch of good competitive title defences to make him look like a deserving TNT champ and then did a decisive clean job when the time was right to someone they were trying to elevate? It’s almost as if this was the plan all along and the people complaining about ... Read more Cody’s run

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Daily News Update – August 23, 2020

Well last night was a lot of crazy wrestling and a lot of fun.  I have no idea if I can actually watch Summerslam for four hours of strobe lights and camera cuts, though.  This’ll probably the rare time when I’m begging for a cinematic wrestling match. NXT UK to return with new episodes in ... Read more Daily News Update – August 23, 2020

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The Sunday Funnies! Defenders of the Earth

Tried this a few weeks ago, but it didn’t really hit when I looked at The Legend of Prince Valiant, possibly as much because people are busy on the weekend, but let’s try again with Defenders of the Earth, which is like the Avengers or Justice League of King Features Syndicate, starring: Flash Gordon, and ... Read more The Sunday Funnies! Defenders of the Earth

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The SmarK Rant for AEW SATURDAY NIGHT DYNAMITE – 08.22.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Saturday Night Dynamite – 08.22.20 Taped from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross & Taz FTR v. Private Party Tully Blanchard is now repping FTR at ringside, complete with a sweet new leather jacket, so they’re full-on heels now.  As they should be.  Quen cleans house with ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW SATURDAY NIGHT DYNAMITE – 08.22.20

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The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover XXX – 08.22.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover XXX Live from Orlando, FL, although THANK GOD not the Thunderdome. Your hosts are Vic Joseph, Corey Graves & Beth Phoenix Finn Balor v. Timothy Thatcher This either gonna be a horrible style clash or awesome.  Hopefully the latter.  Even the announcers note that it’s a style clash, and ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover XXX – 08.22.20

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Takeover: XXX

Takeover: XXX Date: August 22, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Beth Phoenix It’s time for the milestone edition of the show and this time around it’s not exactly feeling like that important of an entry. Maybe it’s the rushed build to the show or the lack of ... Read more Takeover: XXX

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Dynamite – August 22, 2020

Dynamite Date: August 22, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Taz It’s a special Saturday edition of the show and as luck would have it, the only time that the show could air this week was opposite the first hour of Takeover. With that coincidence out of the way, it’s ... Read more Dynamite – August 22, 2020

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Saturday Night Takeover v. Dynamite Thread!

Tonight! NXT Takeover XXX is airing as we speak, and later on it’s AEW Dynamite at the conclusion of the basketballs.  Here in Canada TSN is delaying Dynamite by an hour anyway so there’s no overlap in the shows up here.  And yeah, I’m gonna take a crack at getting them both done tonight. Smackdown’s ... Read more Saturday Night Takeover v. Dynamite Thread!

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Smackdown – March 24, 2006

Smackdown Date: March 24, 2006 Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We are less than ten days away from Wrestlemania and Smackdown is in a tough spot. The problem is their side of things is completely set up but we have two more shows before we get to the big show in ... Read more Smackdown – March 24, 2006

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I hate to admit this…

I know this is whacky, but I don't miss the live audience. I don't miss the obnoxious fans and their overplayed chants. I don't miss ignoring the matches for the sake of playing with beach balls. I don't miss seeing the same 40 people front row at WWE shows looking like they're held hostage in-between ... Read more I hate to admit this…

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Bob Backlund

I know you’ve stated in the past that you weren’t a big fan of Backlund, but what was the actual plan for bringing him back in 1992? Looking at his matches upon his return, he wrestled much less aggressively than he did during his initial run. To tell the truth, the notion of him being ... Read more Bob Backlund

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Shane to get Raw?

Talksports Alex McCarthy tweeted today that Shane McMahon might become head of Raw so Smithers can focus on Smackdown How do you think that would go? Lots more MMA fights from the sounds of it.  But Shane has never been really involved in creative in any serious capacity, so who knows, really?  Might be worth ... Read more Shane to get Raw?

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Mike Reviews World of Sport Wrestling – The Sports Centre Crawley (31st July 1975)

Hello You! (Or should that be “Greetings Grapple Fans”?) I decided that I’d finally get around to reviewing some classic British wrestling, especially as there’s loads of it up on YouTube. I’ve had this one in the can for a few weeks (I’m being shockingly productive at the moment) and in the meantime Dave Newman ... Read more Mike Reviews World of Sport Wrestling – The Sports Centre Crawley (31st July 1975)

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Daily News Update – August 22, 2020

CANUCKS WIN!  CANUCKS WIN!  Sucks that they’re the last Canadian team standing already, but I’ll take it. Today is a damn busy day.  I’m gonna attempt both Dynamite and Takeover tonight, but I may need to delay one.  Tomorrow is of course Summerslam and after watching Smackdown, I dunno if I can take 4 hours ... Read more Daily News Update – August 22, 2020

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WCW Worldwide – May 16th, 1992

It’s Nintendo Top Ten Challenge Bros. 3 – and why should anyone outside of Japan know what the fuck a tanuki is?! Previously: Cactus Jack met the post with his shoulder when he went running for Ricky Steamboat’s nose, leading to defeat. Intro: Tony and Jesse open up the show and it’s WrestleWar this weekend! ... Read more WCW Worldwide – May 16th, 1992

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Smackdown – 08.21.20

The SmarK Rant for WWE Smackdown – 08.21.20 I’m pretty interested to see what this is gonna look like.  Doesn’t mean I’m gonna keep watching, but they’ve got me intrigued at least and that’s more than I can say for the past few months. Live from THE THUNDERDOME in Orlando, FL Your hosts are Michael ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Smackdown – 08.21.20

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WWF Action Zone – May 14, 1995

May 14, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill This week’s featured match is the Allied Powers vs. Men on a Mission   We see an armored truck driving on the highway with a police escort as Pettengill tells us it contains the entries for the home you can win on tonight’s In ... Read more WWF Action Zone – May 14, 1995

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Smackdown – August 21, 2020

Smackdown Date: August 21, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves It’s finally time for Thunderdome as WWE makes its first venture outside of the Performance Center since the Coronavirus began. I’m not sure what to expect here and in a way that’s a nice feeling. WWE knows how to do ... Read more Smackdown – August 21, 2020

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Friday Night Party Thread: August 21, 2020

WE MADE IT! And thank the WORLD we made it.  Today’s been a stupid day from the time I arrived at work to even before I got home.  (Short answer: apparently COVID is a liberal.)  But hey, I got my steaks and I got a college football oldie lined up, plus getting to discuss good ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: August 21, 2020

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Joshi Spotlight: Takako Inoue vs. Mayumi Ozaki

JOSHI SPOTLIGHT- TAKAKO INOUE vs. MAYUMI OZAKI: * Doing these Joshi Spotlights kind of piecemeal, then trying to go in order, certain things kind of stand out. Little feuds here and there, or people who take special relish every time they’re in the ring against each other. Takako Inoue in particular tends to hate other ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: Takako Inoue vs. Mayumi Ozaki

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – July 8, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are calling the action and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Opening Contest:  Brian Christopher (25-12-4) pins the Gambler (2-5) after rolling through an O’Connor roll and using the tights at 4:11 shown: As this match gets going Billy Jack Haynes comes to ringside and talks ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – July 8, 1995

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NXT’s magic gone?

I used to love NXT Takeovers & enjoyed the Wednesday night show for a while but enjoyed AEW's much more & stopped watching. I gave NXT another chance this Wednesday, and it just was not good beyond the Pat McAfee segment. Won't be bothering with it again for awhile. What the hell happened to NXT?  ... Read more NXT’s magic gone?

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Your SummerSlam All-Time List

Hey Scott, To get into the SummerSlam spirit, I thought the blog might like to go through the Top 50 SummerSlam matches, according to you. (In a couple instances, you skipped the rant, so I went to Dave for the rating. But it's mostly complete.) SummerSlam All-Time: Bret Hart vs. British Bulldog ***** Shawn Michaels ... Read more Your SummerSlam All-Time List

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WCW Worldwide – May 2nd, 1992

The Nintendo Top Ten Challenge starts this week! Coming up: The Taylor Made Man reverts back to Terry Taylor mode against Rick Rude! Intro: Tony and Jesse preview how we’ll hear Nikita Koloff’s comments in an interview with Jim Ross. Jesse: “I don’t trust Koloff and I don’t trust Jim Ross, so I don’t believe ... Read more WCW Worldwide – May 2nd, 1992

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The SmarK Rant for the Saturday Morning Showdown! – 06.22.85

The SmarK Rant for the Saturday Morning Showdown – 06.22.85 Hey, this was a fun time last time and people seemed to really enjoy my mid-80s Mid-South v. Mid-Atlantic mashup, so let’s give it another go.  And once again, we start with some Bill Watts… The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 06.22.85 Taped from ... Read more The SmarK Rant for the Saturday Morning Showdown! – 06.22.85

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WCW Worldwide – May 9th, 1992

It’s Nintendo Top Ten Challenge Bros. 2 – the one with the transvestite dinosaur that spits eggs! Previously: The Taylor Made Man went down in defeat to the Rude Awakening! Intro: Tony and Jesse talk about all the things Ricky Steamboat has on his plate between Rick Rude and Madusa and Cactus Jack. Steamer talks ... Read more WCW Worldwide – May 9th, 1992

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Impact Wrestling – August 18, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: August 18, 2020 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews It’s time for the next big special show and this one is going on for two weeks. The show is called Emergence, which seems like they came up with the name by looking at shows on network TV which ... Read more Impact Wrestling – August 18, 2020

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Daily News Update – August 21, 2020

Ugh, I just couldn’t with NXT last night.  I don’t know, the Velveteen Dream thing is kind of rubbing me the wrong way and I haven’t been feeling the last couple of episodes I’ve reviewed, so I did the Saturday Morning Showdown instead.  We’ll give it another shot next week. I’m definitely gonna try Smackdown ... Read more Daily News Update – August 21, 2020

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NXT UK – August 20, 2020

NXT UK Date: August 20, 2020 Host: Andy Shepard We’re back to something a lot more interesting than Greatest Hits here as we have Superstar Picks. In other words, it’s time to crack open the WWE video vault and see what we can find involving UK wrestlers. This is what they have been needing to ... Read more NXT UK – August 20, 2020

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The Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: August 20, 2020

“Good evening, folks, and welcome to Prime Time Thursday here on the Blog of Doom.  Gorilla Monsoon alongside Bobby the Brain Heenan as we bring you the calm before the storm that is SummerSlam.” “And if you’re talking storms, you gotta mention the humanoids getting to decorate the ThunderDome.” “That’s right, Brain; hundreds of the ... Read more The Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: August 20, 2020

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – May 14th, 1995

May 14, 1995 From the Mark of the Quad in Moline, IL Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Jim Ross   The show starts off on a video package of the Bret Hart/Jerry Lawler feud that began at the 1993 King of the Ring to hype their match at In Your House.   Hakushi w/ ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – May 14th, 1995

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Take that, Cameo!

You get two minutes One hundred twenty-five bucks Autographs extra https://www.wwe.com/article/summerslam-virtual-meet-and-greets   Wow, Seth Rollins OR Braun Strowman?  How can I choose just one?  

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Daniel Bryan’s return in 2018

It will forever baffles me how the WWE botched Bryan’s return to WWE after almost 3 years of retirement. He was the most organically over wrestler of a generation in 2013-14, and then he and WWE are given a 2nd chance to make money. Instead he’s given a tag team match with Shane as his ... Read more Daniel Bryan’s return in 2018

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What’s next for NXT?

Hey Scott The one thing NXT has always been good at has been evolving. But with only a finite number of indie talents to raid and AEW a genuine alternative where do they go from here? The past couple of Takeovers haven't had that same level of anticipation as previous, and surely guys like Gargano ... Read more What’s next for NXT?

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 10.02.19 (Debut Episode)

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 10.02.19 Yes, we go back to the very beginning in the absence of a new episode tonight.  So the deal is that when this originally aired last year, I was away at my annual work conference and ended up missing the beginning, and having to watch the last ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 10.02.19 (Debut Episode)

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Ring The Freakin’ Bell!

Hello again, Poppa Smark! After last receiving a gracious plug from you for my news/comedy wrestling series, “Ring The Freakin’ Bell”, I’ve taken a couple weeks to improve the video quality (and name) based on some of the (ever so kind and tactful) advice of the Blog! This week I’m talking Bret Hart’s new claims, ... Read more Ring The Freakin’ Bell!

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WCW Worldwide – April 25th 1992

Not much to say, let’s keep on going. Coming up: A preview of the main event, strangely. Intro: Tony and Jesse talk up the main event and an appearance from Sting! Big Van Vader vs. Greg Casey and Doug Cazee Still no Harley Race – must’ve skipped these tapings. Cazee is so skinny he’d have ... Read more WCW Worldwide – April 25th 1992

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Monday Night Raw – March 20, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: March 20, 2006 Location: FedEx Forum, Memphis, Tennessee Commentators: Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman So we are finally done with everything between here and Wrestlemania, unless WWE brings back some randy episode of All American Wrestling to promote the show. There is still a little more work to do to ... Read more Monday Night Raw – March 20, 2006

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NXT – August 19, 2020

NXT Date: August 19, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Vic Joseph, Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix It’s the go home show for Takeover and really, I’m not sure I could remember half of the card at this point. This show has felt slapped together and while I have confidence in NXT to ... Read more NXT – August 19, 2020

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AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup — The Rewind!

The PG Era Rant for the 1st Annual AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup. From the AEW Arena. Original release dates August 3, 10, and 17. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Veda Scott. So this is a DEADLY DRAW, meaning that the 16 women entered were randomly paired into teams, though as you’ll see the ... Read more AEW Women’s Tag Team Cup — The Rewind!

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Wednesday Night War Thread!

TONIGHT! Um, there’s no Dynamite.  It’s on Saturday.  Sorry.  However, you DO get the first half of last year’s All Out on YouTube, which is pretty boss of them. Meanwhile, over on NXT, it’s the go-home show for Takeover XXX.  You’d think they could just move that one up a couple of days and show ... Read more Wednesday Night War Thread!

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – June 10, 1995

There is a lengthy recap of the Rock N’ Roll Express-Dynamic Duo feud, as the first thirty minutes of the show revisits past promos and matches between the two teams. A replay of the promos to hype the Gangstas-PG-13-THUGS triple threat this week in Knoxville airs. After replaying Jim Cornette’s heel turn on Bob Armstrong ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – June 10, 1995

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Nitro “HOUR 1” question

Scott, Reading your Nitro recaps and was wondering about the HOUR 1 and HOUR 2 mentions. Why did the announce team make such a big deal about it? Often using hyperbole like “hour one, the hour that changed television” or something asking those lines. Also, when RAW went to two hours, why were there two ... Read more Nitro “HOUR 1” question

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WWF Boston Garden – May 13th, 1995

May 13, 1995 This show was billed as the “A Night to Remember” and the final show at the Boston Garden. Its also a fan-cam copy of the show. And it omits the following matches: Heavenly Bodies vs. The Bushwhackers and Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Phil Apollo.   Kwang w/ Harvey Whippleman vs. Man Mountain ... Read more WWF Boston Garden – May 13th, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #382 (19/08/2000)

Hello You! The hype for the double shot at the Hammerstein Ballroom on the 25th and 26th of August is in full swing (pun only slightly intended) Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling! This week’s matches were taped from Fort Lauderdale, Florida Calling the action is Joey Styles Joey shows us the format for the ECW ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #382 (19/08/2000)

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Vince’s Success Rate

Hey Scott.   I was reading some stuff about 2006 and how Vince had to be talked into letting Rey Mysterio win the world title. We all know how that went, but it had me wondering: if you were to figure out Vince’s batting average, what would that number be?   To figure it out, ...