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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.30.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.30.20 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Taz, Jim Ross & Excalibur Ricky Starks v. Darby Allin Starks gives him a slap to start, so Darby chases him into a guillotine and forces Starks to make the ropes.  Darby does a nice monkey flip into an armbar ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.30.20

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Monday Night Raw – May 1, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: May 1, 2006 Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Commentators: Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler Backlash has come and gone and that means things are going to be slowing down a little bit. There is no Raw pay per view in May so the next one is coming up in June with One ... Read more Monday Night Raw – May 1, 2006

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Dynamite – September 30, 2020

Dynamite Date: September 30, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Taz Things were shaken up in a pretty big way last week so things should be back to normal this time around. The roster had to deal with a Coronavirus outbreak last time around but all roads are leading towards the ... Read more Dynamite – September 30, 2020

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Dynamite – September 30, 2020

Dynamite Date: September 30, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Taz Things were shaken up in a pretty big way last week so things should be back to normal this time around. The roster had to deal with a Coronavirus outbreak last time around but all roads are leading towards the ... Read more Dynamite – September 30, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – July 22, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher call the action, which is still from the Jellico High School tapings. Opening Contest:  Terry Gordy (w/Jim Cornette & the Punisher) (2-0) pins Jason Arndt with a powerbomb at 1:55: Arndt is billed from “Extreme, Pennsylvania,” possibly as a rib on ECW.  Gordy moves awkwardly through the squash, at times ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – July 22, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #388 (30/09/2000)

Hello You! Well here we are at the go-home show for Anarchy Rulz 2000! They’ve done a decent job hyping up the two feature bouts for this one but they could do with pushing some under card matches today, which I’m sure they will. The Anarchy Rulz review should be up tomorrow, so keep a ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #388 (30/09/2000)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 30/09/2020 – A Block Night Four

Hello You! Time for Night Four of A Block! You can read Rick’s review of Night Three by clicking HERE It’s been a wacky week here in the UK music wise, where my fellow Everton supporters, in high spirits due to a good start to the season, decided to knock Miley Cyrus off the top ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 30/09/2020 – A Block Night Four

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Being the Elite on YouTube

Was interested in your thoughts and everyone on the blog's thoughts on BTE. Do you watch or follow what they're doing? I actually think this is an example where having some professional writers involved might actually help AEW. I like the concept but I think overall, BTE just makes things weird now that AEW has ... Read more Being the Elite on YouTube

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Question

Scott,  In a bizarro world where Hulk Hogan never leaves WWE, would Vince have ever had the balls to turn him heel? I don’t think it has to do with balls, but I think they’d literally try everything else first.  Look at how long it took with Roman.  

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Savage/Flair/Liz

The memorable angles e-mail got me thinking about this. In kayfabe The Macho Man and Elizabeths marriage wasn't able to survive Flair's claims that he slept with her. And then a few years later he ends up with her. And they just sort of quietly lets her go proving he didn't even want her. He ... Read more Savage/Flair/Liz

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Daily News Update – September 30, 2020

Well, the debate last night was…a thing. Hopefully Retribution doesn’t do any socially distant anarchy while they’re quarantined for the next two weeks.  They can send MENACING ZOOM CALLS though. New Title Match Set For Takeover https://ift.tt/3ie62cx Matt Cardona Already Done With AEW https://ift.tt/36iIq47  

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 04.24.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 04.24.93 Finally new tapings! Taped from Tucson, AZ Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Randy Savage & Jerry Lawler.  According to Vince, we are “anxiously awaiting the decision from Jack Tunney following the investigation as to the medical disposition of the controversial forearm of the Narcissist Lex Luger”.  ALL ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 04.24.93

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G-1 Climax – B Block Night 3

Howdy! Tonight, it’s Night 3 for the B Block! Tetsuya Naito takes on Hirooki Goto in our main event, while in the REAL main event, Toru Yano looks to keep his hot streak going against EVIL! Let’s watch some wrestling, shall we? A Block Day 1 (Fitzgerald) – https://ift.tt/33hABdb Block Day 1 (Poehling) – https://ift.tt/30kwxGY ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G-1 Climax – B Block Night 3

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AEW DARK: September 29, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 54, September 29, 2020. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are Taz and Excalibur, with Ricky Starks and Shawn Spears wandering around. Three big tag matches tonight to catch your attention: the New Hollywood Blonds will face off against Chaos Projekt. Vance and Angels of the Dark ... Read more AEW DARK: September 29, 2020

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Workrate Over Story

Hey Scott– So Timothy Thatcher busts into NXT with this badass shooter character, sends Matt Riddle packing to Smackdown, then promptly gets turfed in the elimination match to determine Finn Balor's next challenger. Cameron Grimes, annoying twatmite who everyone wants to see get his ass beat, falls short to Kyle O'Reilly in the NXT #1 contender's ... Read more Workrate Over Story

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Roman

Hey Scott, hope you are safe and well. Where would you go with Roman Reigns? I know long term WWE is looking at Bray, and maybe the Rock. But, who would be a good challenge in the interim? I wouldn't mind seeing Big E, Keith Lee if he goes to Smackdown in the draft. I ... Read more Roman

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1990 & 90 WWF on WWE Network

Hello Scott, Long-time reader here.  I had a quick question for you (or anyone else on the blog for that matter).  I have recently watched all of the Prime Time Wrestlings on the WWE Network from 1986 to 1989, but I see that they stop there, and Superstars doesn't pick up on the Network until ... Read more 1990 & 90 WWF on WWE Network

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Biggest-drawing tag team.

Scott, Following on from the sad passing of the surviving Road Warrior, a question :  Which specialist tag team would have (by your estimate) drawn the most money (not counting any singles runs) in their career?  Is it the Road Warriors or another pair? Dave and Bryan were discussing this the other day on Observer ... Read more Biggest-drawing tag team.

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HBK’s issues

Hi Scott, we all know that Shawn Michaels was a nightmare to deal with for a variety of reasons in the late 90s, but is there an accepted general start date for when he became a problem? You don't really hear about him, say, griping about doing a job in 1993. I assume his ascension ... Read more HBK’s issues

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New New Japan CEO

Any thoughts on Harold Meij stepping down and being replaced Yakama Ohbari, current CEO of NJPW America? (https://ift.tt/3n3vjtC) I thought Harold was doing a really good job, so I'm kind of surprised they'd make this move, unless it means they're wanting to go hard on American expansion.  But at this point, why would you WANT ... Read more New New Japan CEO

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 06.01.02

The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 06.01.02 Taped from wherever Smackdown was that week, apparently Calgary.  Of course, this leads me to check if I was actually at that show, but apparently I only did the Edmonton RAW show and skipped the Smackdown tapings in Calgary.  However that RAW was pretty notable for having ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 06.01.02

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Daily News Update – September 29, 2020

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Lightning on winning the Cup!  Hopefully they don’t all catch Covid at the parade in Florida. James Storm was supposed to debut for WWE after Wrestlemania, but Covid happened. https://ift.tt/30gGHsh RVD leaves Impact Wrestling https://ift.tt/30hTlr7 WWE’s draft returns in October https://ift.tt/3i9YNSZ  

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Monday Night Raw – September 28, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: September 28, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton Clash Of Champions has come and gone and we are on the way to the Cell. That could mean a few different directions, though Orton vs. McIntyre III would seem to be in the cards. At ... Read more Monday Night Raw – September 28, 2020

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Fall in the air…somewhere…not here, it was in the 90s all weekend. Chill out Florida! We had a PPV last night. I watched it in pieces. Thomas and Scott both have reviews. Thomas thought it was excellent. Scott thought it was pretty basic until the ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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Impact Wrestling – September 22, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: September 22, 2020 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Josh Matthews, Madison Rayne We’re still on the way to Bound For Glory and now we have a main event with Eric Young defending the World Title against Rich Swann. Other than that it seems that we are in for a lot more ... Read more Impact Wrestling – September 22, 2020

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Joshi Spotlight: LLPW Women’s Sparkling Fireworks

Thankfully, this uploader (Joshi Puro Oshi) puts all their stuff in a playlist. LLPW WOMEN’S SPARKLING FIREWORKS (LLPW vs. AJW): (11.09.1993) * This show has popped up a couple of times during these Spotlights, as I recognized this extremely distinctive arena (looking like a high school gym with high bleachers on one side), but didn’t ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: LLPW Women’s Sparkling Fireworks

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What the World Was Watching: ECW: Hardcore Heaven ’95

Joey Styles does the commentary from the ECW Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  The show took place on July 1, 1995 and, according to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer for June 10, it drew a crowd of 1,075. Opening Contest:  The Dudley Brothers (w/Big Dick Dudley) beat The Pitbulls (w/Raven, Steve Richards & Beulah McGillicutty) (3-3) when ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW: Hardcore Heaven ’95

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Random Title questions

Hey Scott, Been reading your stuff since around 2000, first time caller… and was wondering a few things: 1. Who's the biggest star to never have won a major title? Like upper mid card, flirts with the main event and never got gold? I mean, even hacksaw Jim Duggan got a wcw US and TV ... Read more Random Title questions

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Greatest Stories Ever Told

Hi Scott, piggybacking off an earlier post about WWE storytelling, a story has five basic but important elements. These five components are: the characters, the setting, the plot, the conflict, and the resolution. To you, what have been the matches and/or angles that achieved this the best? I believe Warrior-Savage (and really Savage’s whole character ... Read more Greatest Stories Ever Told

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Daily News Update – September 28, 2020

Welcome back to Monday! Bobby Fish Out With A Knee Injury https://ift.tt/36be3wg New Match Set For Takeover https://ift.tt/2G2C9yN WWE’s New Philosophy On Big Shows https://ift.tt/309DSJo   WWE Draft Coming Back Next Month https://ift.tt/2GcL14A Injury Update On Jimmy Uso https://ift.tt/3kZ2a0V  

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Rock Star Gary reflects on the Road Warriors: The Greatest Matches

To honor the passing of Road Warrior Animal, I will deviate from the hijinks of the UWF and the steamroller that was WCCW from 1985 and devote this week’s reflection to the team whom I believe was the greatest tag team of all time. Yes, that title can be argued as there were many a ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on the Road Warriors: The Greatest Matches

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Clash of Champions 2020: Gold Rush! – 09.27.20

The SmarK Rant for WWE Clash of Champions 2020: Gold Rush! – 09.27.20 Live from the THUNDERDOME and brought to you by TWO sponsors!  That’s how important we’re talking. Your hosts are Michael Cole and the usual people. Intercontinental title, ladder match:  Jeff Hardy v. Sami Zayn v. AJ Styles Everyone slugs it out to ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Clash of Champions 2020: Gold Rush! – 09.27.20

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Clash Of Champions 2020

Clash Of Champions 2020 Date: September 27, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe We’re back to the show that is all about titles, which should be the majority of shows but this one is special due to reasons of they need a theme. The ... Read more Clash Of Champions 2020

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Sunday Night Reset (featuring CLASH OF CHAMPIONS GOLD RUSH): September 27, 2020

First thing: don’t be surprised if this show underwent some last minute changes.  Although WWE is saying EVERYTHING IS FINE. Green Bay and New Orleans are your prime time NFL opponents. Here is your second Dark Match of the Week, as Brian Pillman Jr. and Eddie Kingston tell their story: Enjoy the show.  Or just ... Read more Sunday Night Reset (featuring CLASH OF CHAMPIONS GOLD RUSH): September 27, 2020

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WWE’s Storytelling Over The Last 20 years

Hey Scott, I've noticed in the comments people talking about WWE 's storytelling really being dogshit for the last 20 years. You can pinpoint almost to the month that Stephanie took over — I think the HHH/Steph/Angle story was the first great story they completely fucked up, and most stoies since have major storytelling gaps.  Having said ... Read more WWE’s Storytelling Over The Last 20 years

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Another HHH in WWE Champions game

The WWE Champions game, which I know you love, is adding yet another HHH character: Zombie HHH.  Since we already have Authority HHH, The Game HHH, DX HHH, Masters of the Universe HHH, King of Kings HHH, how hard will you work to get this exciting new addition? And which is your favorite? Zombie HHH ... Read more Another HHH in WWE Champions game

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Superman – Man of Tomorrow

Warner Bros. Animation have been producing DC animated movies for about fifteen years, starting with Superman: Doomsday, which is of course based on The Death of Superman. Since then, it’s been a mixed bag as far as areas of focus and quality. The last one they put out, Justice League Dark: Apokolips War (holy unwieldy ... Read more Superman – Man of Tomorrow

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WWF Monday Night RAW – May 22nd, 1995

May 22, 1995 From the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler Tonight, Shawn Michaels returns to action against King Kong Bundy in a King of the Ring qualifying match.   The hosts run down the show which also features the Allied Powers in action and ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – May 22nd, 1995

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NXT 03/23/2010 #5

Wrestlemania XXVI is five nights away so expect nothing and prepare for less. Matt Striker shockingly reveals something meaningful will happen next week as the Pros will vote for one of the Rookies (you thought they’d be voting the rookies off like in the reality shows they’re trying to imitate but uhh no, it’d be ... Read more NXT 03/23/2010 #5

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #3 – 11.02.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 11.02.85 We’re immediately getting more into the formula that we know and love, as we get quick backstage promos from Hogan and Andre, Roddy Piper, and Terry Funk with “Tubular Bells” in the background instead of the more familiar bassline.  It’s Halloween, you see. Taped from ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #3 – 11.02.85

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Daily News Update – September 27, 2020

It’s CLASH OF CHAMPIONS day!  Time for another WWE Network Special spectacular as the stars of WWE perform sports entertainment and put smiles on faces. Why Raw’s Main Event Had A Weird Ending (Hint: It Was A Vince Thing) https://ift.tt/331pogu Tegan Nox May Have Torn Her ACL https://ift.tt/2RZxlfX Poll On Why Wrestling Fans Have Quit ... Read more Daily News Update – September 27, 2020

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Gobots: Battle of Rock Lords – Powerful Living Rocks!

Some people said watching this would be akin to flogging me, but I guess I must be a little masochistic, because I’ve always had time for it. After the conclusion of the Challenge of the Gobots series, Hanna-Barbera took their shot at a movie version a little before Sunbow unveiled Transformers – The Movie with ... Read more Gobots: Battle of Rock Lords – Powerful Living Rocks!

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 27/09/2020 – A Block Night Three

Hello You! Let’s watch some more G1 Climax! You can read Rick’s review of Night Two of B Block by clicking right HERE The event is emanating from Kobe, Japan Still no English commentary Opening Match Yota Tsuji Vs Gabriel Kidd More Young Lion action here, with this being New Japan Dojo Vs LA Dojo. ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 27/09/2020 – A Block Night Three

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Backlash 2006

Backlash 2006 Date: April 30, 2006 Location: Rupp Arena, Lexington, Kentucky Attendance: 14,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler This is a very special show for me as I was in the audience live. It was the first pay per view I ever got to attend live and the only one I would see in person ... Read more Backlash 2006

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G-1 Climax 30 – B Block Night 2

Howdy! Tonight, Block B continues! Hiroshi Tanahashi takes on Toru Yano in what will surely be a workrate spectacular, and in our main event, it’s Zack Sabre Jr vs Tetsuya Naito! Let’s watch some wrestling, shall we? Oy, I’ll tell you something. I have been knocked the fuck out for the last few days, to ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G-1 Climax 30 – B Block Night 2

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The Saturday Night Fight Thread

TONIGHT!  There’s a UFC of some sort as usual. It’s Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final between Dallas and the Florida Men, with Tampa up 3-1 with a chance to close it out. Smackdown’s ratings were back up again. Given it’s Saturday night, I’m probably gonna watch the next Saturday Night’s Main Event, but ... Read more The Saturday Night Fight Thread

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Smackdown – April 28, 2006

Smackdown Date: April 28, 2006 Location: Wembley Arena, London, England Attendance: 7,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s time for a huge main event in 2/3 of a Wrestlemania rematch. This time around we have Rey Mysterio defending the World Title against Kurt Angle, with JBL waiting on the winner. Other than that it’s time to ... Read more Smackdown – April 28, 2006

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How would you run AEW’s second show?

Hi Scott, I think AEW has done a great job of building up talent heading into their second show. I was afraid they were going to water down what they had to fill two shows.  But the way they have put a shine on Starks, Cage, Archer, Kingston, etc…. makes me think they are on ... Read more How would you run AEW’s second show?

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Mike Reviews – Classic British Wrestling at Wembley Arena (18/06/1981)

Hello You! Back with more Classic British Wrestling, as we take a look at Joint-Promotion’s excursion to Wembley in 1981, featuring a match a lot of you may have heard off. If you fancy watching along then you can do so by visiting the website itvwrestling.co.uk and heading to the 1981 section. The matches for ... Read more Mike Reviews – Classic British Wrestling at Wembley Arena (18/06/1981)

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The Dickman and a new faction?????

So what if all the ladies in the WWE started talking about “him”. Very vague terms. Eventually “him” is just a mystery man with no name who has been seen hanging out in the ladies locker rooms and shower rooms. He eventually is called The Dickman because well let's just say he's a lot of ... Read more The Dickman and a new faction?????

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 01.02.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 01.02.96 And now we’re off to 1996! And the WWF is getting desperate. Man, there’s a phrase we’re going to hearing a LOT for the next while. – With buyrates falling, the WWF has been sending out Royal Rumble invites to an eclectic group of people, with names like Dan Severn, ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 01.02.96

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Daily News Update – September 25, 2020

Thank god, it’s the weekend.  And I’ll still be sleeping by the time this gets posted. Real Rock to induct Shamrock into Impact Hall of Fame https://ift.tt/3mQpIXo NXT UK hires new head writer https://ift.tt/343DBsv Clash of Champions odds for Sunday: Drew McIntyre -120 vs. Randy Orton -120 Roman Reigns -3000 vs. Jey Uso +850 Asuka ... Read more Daily News Update – September 25, 2020

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Transformers – Arrival From Cybertron!

I’ve had this one in my pocket for a few weeks. Transformers is one of the biggest toylines and brands of all time and it all started here. Hasbro imported a variety of Japanese transforming robot toys, put them all together and have been counting the piles of money ever since. Transformers kicked off with ... Read more Transformers – Arrival From Cybertron!

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Bret Hart – Further Confessions of the Hitman

More with the best there is, the best there was, and the best there ever will be. This was pretty easy to do last week and it seemed like people like it, so let’s do this and some animated stuff later. As before, this is just a random collection of some of the clips on ... Read more Bret Hart – Further Confessions of the Hitman

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Smackdown – September 25, 2020

Smackdown Date: September 25, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Corey Graves, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for Clash Of Champions though the Smackdown side of things might not interest you the most. The blue main event for Sunday’s show will feature Roman Reigns defending against Jey Uso, which kind of slows ... Read more Smackdown – September 25, 2020

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Friday Night Party Thread: September 25, 2020

We made it! I want to thank the untold… dozen of you who joined me on my excursion to Japanese wrestling today.  I know I’m a very wordy guy, so I imagine my style doesn’t QUITE lend itself to 20-30 minute main events the way it does to the 5-10 minute stuff on Dark.  But ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: September 25, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – August 5, 1995

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are continuing their regular commentary duties from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Opening Handicap Contest:  Brandon Baxter & Uptown Karen defeat Miss Texas after Downtown Bruno interferes at 4:43: Baxter and Texas have great chemistry and things go well at the beginning when they lead off the match.  Sadly, ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – August 5, 1995

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Andy PG Does Japan, Volume 1!

So a little backstory: two weeks ago I was in a bit of a funk at work and a couple of the Late Night Puro Crew was talking about their favorite matches. I said “I know y’all like to put playlists together, can you let me know the next time so we can watch together?” ... Read more Andy PG Does Japan, Volume 1!

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Andy PG Does Japan, Volume 1!

So a little backstory: two weeks ago I was in a bit of a funk at work and a couple of the Late Night Puro Crew was talking about their favorite matches. I said “I know y’all like to put playlists together, can you let me know the next time so we can watch together?” ... Read more Andy PG Does Japan, Volume 1!

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Gable in Retribution

I realize I'm probably putting more thought into this than WWE, but if Retribution's schtick is supposed grievances with how WWE has handled their careers, wouldn't having people stuck in stupid gimmicks forced on them by WWE, like Chad Gable, being the leader make sense? Yeah but in storyline Chad Gable likes his gimmick. 

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-South v. World Class – 07.20.85

The SmarK Rant for Mid-South / World Class – 07.20.85 I think I need a catchier title for this series. World Class Championship Wrestling – 07.20.85 Taped from Dallas, TX Your host is Bill Mercer Scott Casey v. Mike Bond Sunshine continues her run of managing oddball babyfaces, adding Casey to her stable along with ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Mid-South v. World Class – 07.20.85

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Brutus Beefcake Timeline

Brutus had his accident in 1990.  Returns in 91 with the Furface thing but that is dropped for the The Barbershop segments.  There's even one with Roddy Piper where Piper is talking about what has happened to Brutus and the crowd is just roaring their support for him.  They end the Barbershop in early 92 ... Read more Brutus Beefcake Timeline

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Timelines Bret/Owen

Howdy Scott, hope all is well? I've been checking out a few of the “Timelines” on the network of late, and while I can't agree with all their choices of angles, I do love the concept in general and it's the type of thing I hope they build and improve on. Anyways, I watched the Bret/Owen ... Read more Timelines Bret/Owen

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Retribution endgame

For everyone cracking jokes on Retribution and the names given to them, I truly don't believe that this is the end of the storyline. The way I believe the story is going to go is Adam Pierce being revealed to be the leader and getting them signed to contracts. It makes sense(he will be upset ... Read more Retribution endgame

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Daily News Update – September 25, 2020

Finally!  The weekend is almost upon us. Congratulations to the Blue Jays for making the post-season last night!  Honestly I would not have guessed that they’d be back in this position so soon into their rebuilding, but way to go! Two AEW Names Missing Time Due To Coronavirus https://ift.tt/2EvQrqS Naomi Undergoes Six Hour Emergency Surgery ... Read more Daily News Update – September 25, 2020

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NXT UK – September 24, 2020

NXT UK Date: September 24, 2020 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepherd, Nigel McGuinness We’re back to the second week of the restart and it’s time to fight over a title. In this case that would be the NXT UK Women’s Title as Kay Lee Ray defends against Piper Niven in a match ... Read more NXT UK – September 24, 2020

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The Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: September 24, 2020

“Good evening, wrestling fans, and welcome to Prime Time Thursday Night here on the Blog of Doom.  I’m your host, Gorilla Monsoon, and…” “Hey, hey!  I’m the host here!  They’re not here for you!” “You’re the host of this show!?” “You think people are here for you, Ape Man?” “They’re not here for you, either.  ... Read more The Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: September 24, 2020

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The Concrete Rose

Jim Ross asked semi-rhetorically if there’s a better nickname than “The Concrete Rose?” I don’t think so. That’s one of a kind and incredibly evocative. Like, I can easily paint a picture in my head of what Sonny Kiss’s life has been like up to this point using only what he looks like and that ... Read more The Concrete Rose

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Retribution

Hey Scott, hope you are well. With Retribution looking more and more like a failure, I wonder why they didn't do more with angle. The whole random attacks were ok, but, why didn't they do something with Thunderdome, where during a match they hack the monitors in the crowd and they come up on the ... Read more Retribution

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Daily News Update – September 24, 2020

Well only one header image we can use this morning! Whoops, kind of forgot about Cody’s wife and family getting beat up by the Dark Order when discussing Dynamite last night.  So I guess he MIGHT have an issue.   Several Title Matches Set For Takeover https://ift.tt/3iYxn3F https://ift.tt/32Xf2OH https://ift.tt/3i6csKR Mystery Return Taking Place At Takeover ... Read more Daily News Update – September 24, 2020

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NXT – September 23, 2020

NXT Date: September 23, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips NXT has their backs up against the wall at the moment as we are less than two weeks away from Takeover, there is one match announced so far, and apparently the company has been rocked by the Coronavirus. ... Read more NXT – September 23, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – April 24, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: April 24, 2006 Location: Wembley Arena, London, England Attendance: 8,500 Commentators: Joey Styles, Jerry Lawler, Jonathan Coachman We’re overseas for a taped show this week as it’s the go home show for Backlash. With all of the handicap matches for the main event exhausted, I’m not sure what we’re going to ... Read more Monday Night Raw – April 24, 2006

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite / Late Night Dynamite – 09.23.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW (Late Night) Dynamite and then Normal Time Dynamite – 09.22.20 / 09.23.20 This show aired WAY too late here in the Saskatchewan Time Zone on TSN, 11pm to be exact, so let’s hit it before Dynamite.  Well actually this is being written AFTER Dynamite and I’m just editing it at ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite / Late Night Dynamite – 09.23.20

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Uswa/wwe network

Is the uswa library that legally messed that Vince won’t just go buy it? I know it’s on YouTube but damn if beta era evil Vince on the network in chronological order would rule the world.  There's nothing to “buy” because no one can figure out who actually owns the footage.  Vince could probably just ... Read more Uswa/wwe network

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Dynamite – September 23, 2020

Dynamite Date: September 23, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross It’s the third AEW show in just over twenty four hours and they are 2/2 so far. I’m not sure what that is going to mean for tonight though, as Lance Archer has tested positive for the Coronavirus. Therefore ... Read more Dynamite – September 23, 2020

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Wednesday Night War Thread

Sorry I’m late, had to eat supper and such. TONIGHT!  It’s Dynamite live again, and so is NXT.  Although everyone may have Covid, who knows. Also, the Stanley Cup finals continue and also baseball and such. Enjoy the show and have a great night!

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – July 15, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are broadcasting from a new set of television tapings from Jellico High School in Jellico, Tennessee.  According to prowrestlinghistory.com, the tapings took place on July 6, but no attendance figures were reported. Opening Non-Title Contest:  PG-13 (USWA Tag Team Champions) (1-0) defeat the Hardy ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – July 15, 1995

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WWE Network Content

Given that you didn't like the choice of Velocity being added to the Network this month and there is still so much missing content, what would you add next if you were in charge? What are your top two or three requests that are reasonable (i.e. WWE owns the footage)? 1.  Superstars from before 1992.  ... Read more WWE Network Content

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #387 (23/09/2000)

Hello You! We’re 8 days out for Anarchy Rulz 2000. The big matches they are hyping for the show include Justin Credible Vs Jerry Lynn and Rhino Vs Rob Van Dam. That’s a solid top two bouts and I’m sure they’ll hype them up even more this week. Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling! This week’s ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #387 (23/09/2000)

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 23/09/2020 – A Block Night Two

Hello You! Let’s pick things up with A Block again You can read Rick’s review of the first night of B Block by clicking right HERE The event is emanating from Hokkaido There’s still no English commentary yet sadly. I actually like the Japanese commentary but I can’t understand a chuffing word of it, which ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 23/09/2020 – A Block Night Two

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RIP Road Warrior Animal

It has been reported by several wrestling sources that Joseph Laurinaitis, better known to the wrestling world as Road Warrior Animal, has passed away.  He was 60. Laurinaitis began his adult life as a bouncer in Minnesota, and was discovered by Eddie Sharkey alongside fellow bouncers Mike Hegstrand, Rick Rood, and Barry Darsow (all of ... Read more RIP Road Warrior Animal

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Dynamite Kid

I read so much on the friction between the Bulldogs. But let’s say Dynamite Kid never wrecks his back. What changes for the British Bulldogs? Is it obvious they hang around until the steroid scandal because let’s face it they were both on the gas. Do they ever make it to WcW, even the early ... Read more Dynamite Kid

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Andre at Wrestlemania 2

Hi Scott, Your recent SNME reviews had me thinking back to the early Wrestlemanias. Andre was in a featured position at WM1 and main evented WM3, yet at WM2 he was just part of a battle royal where all the promotion was on the American Football players taking part.  Do you think the Battle Royal ... Read more Andre at Wrestlemania 2

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 04.17.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 04.17.93 Taped from North Charleston, SC Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Randy Savage & Jerry Lawler We get words from Owen Hart and Bam Bam Bigelow in advance of our main event tonight, as Owen is going to ride a ROCKET to the top on Bigelow’s back.  I’m ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 04.17.93

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Daily News Update – September 23, 2020

Didn’t end up watching Dynamite After Dark because I’m old and wanted to go to bed and 11pm is no time for a wrestling show!  It’s on the DVR so I might end up doing it tonight with regular Dynamite. Retribution Scheduled For Important Pay Per View Match https://ift.tt/2EnWRIy NXT Was Hit By Coronavirus https://ift.tt/2RLNPs5 ... Read more Daily News Update – September 23, 2020

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AEW Late Night Dynamite

Dynamite Date: September 23, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Chris Jericho, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, Jim Ross It’s a special edition of Dynamite for those who need a bridge to the next one. Dark was on…well officially yesterday as this is airing after the NBA Playoffs and Inside The NBA, meaning it is going ... Read more AEW Late Night Dynamite

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AEW DARK: September 22, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 53, September 22, 2020. From the AEW Arena. It’s Excalibur, Taz, and Veda on the call. Tonight! Three feature-style bouts coming your way! Eddie Kingston looks to lead by example against the New Hollywood Blondes’ Brian Pillman Jr.! Two men who began as enhancements and are now ... Read more AEW DARK: September 22, 2020

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Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

Tonight!  It’s AEW Dark and then a bonus episode of Dynamite whenever the NBA game is over! I’m not reviewing Dark but I’ll be checking out the Dynamite episode. And hey, check out what came in the mail from the Pro Wrestling Tees mystery shirt deal today… LOVE IT!  Cost me an arm and a ... Read more Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

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Son Of Gobbledy Gooker

Imagine everyone in the WWE starts seeing “some sort of creature”. Then they start getting attacked by the mysterious creature. There's artists renditions of what the superstars report seeing. It's sort of half man half bird looking. Finally at a PPV or something it reveals itself. It's someone wearing a very creepy looking turkey mask/outfit ... Read more Son Of Gobbledy Gooker

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 05.25.02

The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 05.25.02 Yes, it’s the WWE Network, where their motto is “We’ll just add whatever random stuff no one asked for, and do it in drops of 10 episodes at a time but leave large gaps in between the episodes and then wonder why no one cares about the ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 05.25.02

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Could have been a secondary champion?

Hey Scott, People talk about what if WWF had 2 world titles in the 80s and 90s and who could have been the other world champ (Piper, Roberts, Dibiase). For the last 20 years, WWE has had the US and IC champ; before that was the Euro champ. WCW always had the TV title. So ... Read more Could have been a secondary champion?

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Mace, Slapjack and T-Bar

That’s what these Retribution dipshits are called.  Lol. I’m dead. Poor Dijak. He gets himself over despite looking like an 8 year-old every time he did the dorky “feast your eyes” gesture, and now he’s T-Bar (T-Pain? T-Boz? T-Ball?) in this loser Dark Order knockoff where they look like feckless goofs against The Hurt Business. ... Read more Mace, Slapjack and T-Bar

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Monday Night Raw – September 21, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: September 21, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Jerry Lawler, Byron Saxton It’s the go home show for Clash Of Champions and we still have some more to do for the show. First up is a triple threat match to crown new #1 contenders, but we also have ... Read more Monday Night Raw – September 21, 2020

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WWF Action Zone – May 21st, 1995

After a vacation I’m all rested and ready to resume these recaps. May 21, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill This week’s featured match is Sid vs. Bob Holly Sid warns Holly that he will not stop beating him as he is the master and ruler of the world.   The Undertaker ... Read more WWF Action Zone – May 21st, 1995

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a great weekend and a Shanah Tovah to those that celebrated Rosh Hashanah over the weekend. RAW is on tonight. Are we in the Shane McMahon creative era yet? Is that going to be a thing? If his creative era has kicked off already, I will say that ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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Joshi Spotlight: Tag League THE BEST- Part One

AJW TAG LEAGUE THE BEST 1993- PART ONE: (10.10.1993): And as we wind down the crazy-ass 1993 in Joshi, here comes the end-of-year Tag Tournament once again! Except this time… it’s totally random-ass. Like, NONE of these people are regular partners! Except for LCO, I guess. The top teams in AJW are Toyota/Yamada, Hotta/Takako & ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: Tag League THE BEST- Part One

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 27, 1995

The show opens with a replay of the Gangstas attack on ECW Tag Team Champions the Public Enemy at Barbed Wire, Hoodies & Chokeslams.  Joey Styles says that ECW had to grapple with whether to show the footage because they did not want to set a bad example for other wrestlers.  He gives some background ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – June 27, 1995

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Trumpmania!

Needless to say, I’ve requested a copy to review… New York, NY September 21st, 2020– As the anticipation builds to the 2020 Presidential Election, TrumpMania: Vince McMahon, WWE and the Making of America’s 45th President. 2020 Election Special Edition is the most comprehensive look to date of the on screen and off mutually beneficial relationship ... Read more Trumpmania!

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Mike Reviews ECW Living Dangerously 1998 (01/03/1998)

Hello You! Originally this was going to be posted on Saturday, but that was before I agreed to team up with Rick for G1 this year, so I decided to move it to Monday instead so as to not over-saturate the place with too much Mike. I decided to review this show next as I ... Read more Mike Reviews ECW Living Dangerously 1998 (01/03/1998)

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Survivor series 89

Why are Bret and Anvil on totally separate teams despite being a tag team at the time?  Was the million dollar man the one guy Hogan probably had the most involvement with on wwf ppv?  They were still trying to push Bret and get rid of Anvil.   And Savage would be the answer for ... Read more Survivor series 89

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How did tape trading work?

I was reading about your Memphis tape trading and realized that I hear about tape trading all the time, but nobody goes into much detail about specifics. I guess it went on during my early fandom but I must have just completely missed the boat.  How would one have gone about the process of trading ... Read more How did tape trading work?

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #2 – 10.05.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #2 – 10.05.85 Let’s carry on with the second one! Taped from East Rutherford, NJ, drawing 8000 and doing an 8.3 rating.  No wonder they kept making these. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura, and Vince can’t even make it out of the introduction without ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #2 – 10.05.85

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – B Block Night 1

Howdy! Tonight, B Block begins! 5 matches including ZSJ vs EVIL and our main event, Tetsuya Naito vs Hiroshi Tanahashi! Let’s watch some wrestling, shall we? First off, thank you all very much for the words on my last two pieces, the G1 preview and the Ospreay piece. Note I didn’t say kind words, because ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – B Block Night 1

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Impact Wrestling – September 15, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: September 15, 2020 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Josh Matthews, Madison Rayne We’re just over a month away from Bound For Glory and I think you can see where the main event is going. Last week saw Eric Young vs. Tommy Dreamer because reasons, but Rich Swann made the save. I’m ... Read more Impact Wrestling – September 15, 2020

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-02-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: March 2, 1985 (taped 02/22) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer What will happen when Kevin and Kerry battle Adams and Hernandez in a lumberjack match? Who makes his WCCW TV debut tonight? And who will join me for this relatable episode? Terry! Great to have you for this reflection. ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 03-02-1985

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nWo controlled by DOD?

Hear me out on this. Kevin Sullivan promised to rid the world of Hulkamania. He promised to drive Hogan to the dark side and bring a dark era upon WCW. I believe he promised to do the same to Sting at one point. The Dungeon Of Doom promised “untold prophecies” that unfolded after their “demise”. ... Read more nWo controlled by DOD?

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 19/09/2020 – A Block

Hello You! Please make sure to check out Rick’s excellent G1 Climax preview for the skinny on what’s taking place in the tournament this year. I would have had this up earlier, but I had a nice trip to Clitheroe in the afternoon, so apologies for the delay. I’ll be taking on A Block this ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 19/09/2020 – A Block

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Miro’s debut

So Miro's debut was pretty underwhelming. On one hand, this continues the string of 'meh' debuts stretching all the way back to day 1. But if Miro had debuted in a more traditional manner, kicking somebody's ass and telling the world he's a badass, then what? You have another wrestler who made a statement or put ... Read more Miro’s debut

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Inexplicable Slaughter heel push

When he returned to the WWF in August 1990, he looked terrible and out-of-shape, his interviews were slow and sloppy, same with his ring work. Wins against undercard jokes Garvin, Koko, Tito and Volkoff (didn't even win at Survivor Series) were supposed to make him the nr 1 contender for Warrior at the Rumble how? ... Read more Inexplicable Slaughter heel push

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Territories.

Hey Scott, I noticed of late you're looking at territories a bit more (some great storytelling there), Which one is your favourite? I quite dig Mid-South, but certainly all had their moments, Memphis is by far my favorite.  I didn't have access to it when it was a big thing in the 80s, but I ... Read more Territories.

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 05.11.85 Screw it, I’ve been wanting to redo these from the start forever now and we might as well just jump into it so I can purge the awful “new format” versions for good.  I didn’t start watching these until 1986, with 12 year old me ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

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Daily News Update – September 19, 2020

It’s the weekend and ALL MARIO ALL THE TIME, BAY-BAY.  I’m also amused that nearly my entire friends list on the Switch is playing it as well.  120 stars by Sunday or bust! Cameron Grimes is the next geek introduced for the Gauntlet Eliminator next week https://ift.tt/3mwxEgt G-1 starts today, and we’ve got coverage from ... Read more Daily News Update – September 19, 2020

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Thundercats… Ho! Exodus!

Well, even though I would’ve been happy to look at the Gobots meeting the Rock Lords (and still will!), it was Thundercats: Exodus that won the vote last weekend as the show for me to review this weekend, so let’s get to it. A quick explanation first – I’m reviewing the video tape comprised of ... Read more Thundercats… Ho! Exodus!

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Smackdown – September 18, 2020

Smackdown Date: September 18, 2020 Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We are coming up on Clash Of Champions and that means it is time to start getting ready for the pay per view. There are a lot of different things being set up, including a few more title matches. Tonight ... Read more Smackdown – September 18, 2020

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Ospreay – A post

Hey all, I get the feeling that this one may get me in trouble, but I had to say something. If I’m going to recap the G-1, I gotta get this out beforehand, although I’m not recapping the A Block so I won’t be subject to Will’s matches. But I felt like this was something ... Read more Ospreay – A post

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Friday Night Party Thread: September 18, 2020

WE MADE IT! In the big controversy, Dave Meltzer decided that the Parking Lot Fight was a ***** match, which means Chuck Taylor, noted comedy wrestler, now has a higher rated Best Match than Daniel Bryan.  I mean, I realize Meltzer is one guy and he has biases, but it’s still funny to see them ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: September 18, 2020

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On request… Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

As suggested by riraho, I’m looking at Laff-A-Lympics, specifically the ones set in England. The concept is that all the Hanna-Barbera characters that could be mustered compete with one another in Olympics-style games in different countries and places around the world. Characters are divided up into three teams – the Scooby Doobies, which I’m just ... Read more On request… Scooby’s All-Star Laff-A-Lympics

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As The Big Show Turns

Upon hearing the news of the Big Show Show cancellation,I compiled a list of Big Show Turns. I believe to be complete. I am sure the little doomers or yourself might feel free to add to. 1 Turned face when nWo was formed2 Turned Heel when he joins nWo3 kicked out of nWo turns face4 ... Read more As The Big Show Turns

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Razor Ramon in 96/97

Hi Scott,  Your namesake Scott Hall is often mentioned as one of the best wrestlers to never win a World title and he obviously was a huge star in WCW but what if he hadn't jumped to WCW in 96? 1) Do you see Razor Ramon as a World title contender or even champion if ... Read more Razor Ramon in 96/97

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The SmarK Rant for NXT – 09.17.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT – 09.17.20 Well, I’ve got a couple of hours to kill before I can play Super Mario 3D All-Stars, so let’s knock out some NXT.  Also releasing by the time you read this is WWE Battlegrounds, and the fact that I have seen or heard about ZERO gameplay footage or ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NXT – 09.17.20

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NXT UK – September 17, 2020

NXT UK Date: September 17, 2020 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepard, Nigel McGuinness We are FINALLY back with the first new show in over five months. There are no fans in attendance but that is going to be the case throughout WWE for a long time to come. I’m not sure what ... Read more NXT UK – September 17, 2020

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The Big Ol’ Super-Duper Wiz-Bang 2020 G-1 Climax Preview!

Howdy! Every year for 19 days, bleary-eyed wrestling nerds all over the world shake off sleep at ungodly hours of the morning to watch the biggest pro wrestling tournament of the year.   Potential matches of the year are crafted. Tournament math that resembles the complications of algebraic theorems to be solved only by Will Hunting ... Read more The Big Ol’ Super-Duper Wiz-Bang 2020 G-1 Climax Preview!

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Mario 3D All Stars

… so I wound up having to drop $125 at Walmart for that Odyssey / Pro Controller bundle because none of the 3rd party pads I use (including the EXCELLENT Hori joypad that's my default) have motion controls and they didn't tweak Galaxy's controls enough to make the motion-heavy levels playable. I just gave Nintendo ... Read more Mario 3D All Stars

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Taping Leaks

Hey Scott- In this age of oh-so-much pretaped content, why don't you think we're seeing more spoilers leaked from the various companies taping in advance? Obviously there are no fans to tip off the various dirt sheets, but I understood that I lot of wrestlers would also let Dave and the like know what was ... Read more Taping Leaks

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Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: September 17, 2020

“Good evening, wrestling fans, and welcome to another Thursday Night Prime Time here on the Blog of Doom.  Gorilla Monsoon here in the studio alongside Bobby the Brain Heenan, and… Brain, you’ve been making phone calls for hours, who are you talking to?” “…yeah, I’m not sure of her last name.  I think it might ... Read more Thursday Night PRIME TIME Thread: September 17, 2020

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This Means War

I know AEW Stans and Jericho want to blame WWE for starting this so call “War” but is that really true? NXT was always on Wed and while AEW's move to that night probably expedited their move to USA I have to think that had been in the works for awhile. Besides some counter programming, ... Read more This Means War

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Review Suggestion

Scott, Just wanted to throw out a review suggestion for the blog. Earlier today I was browsing the Old School section of the Network and found the MSG show from 8/7/76 that features the cage match with Bruno and Stan Hansen that blows off the feud over Bruno's broken neck. I figured its hard to ... Read more Review Suggestion

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Bret Hart – Some Confessions of the Hitman

I’ve had good feedback on my shoot interview recaps before, so I thought I’d have a look at some of the mini-shoots Bret Hart is doing on his website. As he’s charging for them at a dollar each, it doesn’t seem fair game to recap ALL of them, so I thought I’d look at a ... Read more Bret Hart – Some Confessions of the Hitman

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New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 19/09/2020 – A Block

Hello You! Please make sure to check out Rick’s excellent G1 Climax preview for the skinny on what’s taking place in the tournament this year. I would have had this up earlier, but I had a nice trip to Clitheroe in the afternoon, so apologies for the delay. I’ll be taking on A Block this ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling G1 Climax 30 – 19/09/2020 – A Block

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Miro’s debut

So Miro's debut was pretty underwhelming. On one hand, this continues the string of 'meh' debuts stretching all the way back to day 1. But if Miro had debuted in a more traditional manner, kicking somebody's ass and telling the world he's a badass, then what? You have another wrestler who made a statement or put ... Read more Miro’s debut

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Inexplicable Slaughter heel push

When he returned to the WWF in August 1990, he looked terrible and out-of-shape, his interviews were slow and sloppy, same with his ring work. Wins against undercard jokes Garvin, Koko, Tito and Volkoff (didn't even win at Survivor Series) were supposed to make him the nr 1 contender for Warrior at the Rumble how? ... Read more Inexplicable Slaughter heel push

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Territories.

Hey Scott, I noticed of late you're looking at territories a bit more (some great storytelling there), Which one is your favourite? I quite dig Mid-South, but certainly all had their moments, Memphis is by far my favorite.  I didn't have access to it when it was a big thing in the 80s, but I ... Read more Territories.

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 05.11.85 Screw it, I’ve been wanting to redo these from the start forever now and we might as well just jump into it so I can purge the awful “new format” versions for good.  I didn’t start watching these until 1986, with 12 year old me ... Read more The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

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Daily News Update – September 19, 2020

It’s the weekend and ALL MARIO ALL THE TIME, BAY-BAY.  I’m also amused that nearly my entire friends list on the Switch is playing it as well.  120 stars by Sunday or bust! Cameron Grimes is the next geek introduced for the Gauntlet Eliminator next week https://ift.tt/3mwxEgt G-1 starts today, and we’ve got coverage from ... Read more Daily News Update – September 19, 2020

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