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Just to be clear

Between the Blue Lives Matter hats and t-shirts from the Last Ride and his recent comments on the Joe Rogan podcast, we all agree that it's a good thing that Undertaker bought into his gimmick and avoided interviews throughout his entire career, right?  Has anybody gone from “I can't wait to see what he has ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Y9ZcNA via IFTTT

Stampede Wrestling – April 29, 1988

Invisiblecrane sent me a link so I could do more AWA reviews, but the channel had some Stampede shows on it, so I’m looking at it instead. I picked this particular episode because the guy in the picture for the show, Brick Bronsky, looks like he’s in full roid rage, so let’s see if the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iHpH6l via IFTTT

Double JJ scenario

Hey Scott, Listening to a few Jim Cornette podcasts, and the guy clearly wishes it was 1989. But he told a story about JJ’s contract expiring and he held up the WWF for $200K to drop the belt to Chyna on a PPV in ‘99. I realize wrestling had probably left Cornette behind even then, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YcsKdv via IFTTT

Titan Series

Hey, Not sure if you’ve read the Titan Sinking, Titan Shattered, and Titan Screwed series. Really good detailed stuff there. I have some questions on them for you or anyone that did. 1) After detailing every PPV, why was IYH: Best Friends Better Enemies with the HBK/Diesel MOTY completely ignored? 2) Did everyone in the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oh8sKi via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 07.24.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 07.24.93 The LEX EXPRESS IS ON THE MOVE!  And Jack Tunney is debating whether Luger should get a title shot, you know, because of REASONS. I’m assuming is from a new taping cycle but they don’t list where it is.  It’s a pretty cool setup, like a huge ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KGMPFw via IFTTT

Smackdown – August 25, 2006

Smackdown Date: August 25, 2006 Location: Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re done with Summerslam and Batista didn’t quite take the World Title from King Booker. That means it is time to start getting ready for No Mercy, but that is a pretty long way off. In other words, we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39YtjNt via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – August 22, 2006

ECW on Sci Fi Date: August 22, 2006 Location: Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz Summerslam has come and gone and that means it is time for Big Show to find a new challenger. Sabu gave him a run for at least a few dollars before falling to the giant, like so many ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3t1CIN4 via IFTTT

No way out 2001

Random but what do we need to do to get a re rant of that show Austin hhh Steph trish in what was a miracle at the time Kurt vs the rock  Come on it needs to be redone. I mean I don't disagree but I've already lobbied for the greatness of the show for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/36oquo7 via IFTTT

Bill Watts being let go by WCW

If the remarks he made hadn’t come out in the Torch, would he have been let go in early 93?  How much did plans change because of him being let go? If the racial stuff hadn't come out he was still going to implode and quit anyway.  Watts hated the job by the end and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iDDKdc via IFTTT

WWE and NBC Sports

Dear Scott: Long time, first time. I don't know if you have heard but NBC Sports is shutting down by the end of this year and moving some of its major sports events to USA. Some are saying those events will bring increased visibility to the network and maybe it will help RAW & NXT ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KJRTJq via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – WWF Royal Rumble 2002 (20/01/2002)

Hello You! Next week I’m doing another Stinker Review, so I decided that I’d do a show I actually like this week in the form of WWF Royal Rumble 2002. This show actually happened during a period where I was getting progressively less into wrestling due to WCW and ECW falling by the wayside and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oa2uuL via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 02.28.87

The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 02.28.87 I had so much fun last week going back to these again.  So let’s hit it again! Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett We get some footage of a Dusty v. Bubba cage match to open the show, with weirdly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iI6aTA via IFTTT

Smackdown – January 22, 2021

Smackdown Date: January 22, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re just over a week away from the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to start the last push towards the pay per view. Tonight features a title match of its own with Big E. defending the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Y9kjzm via IFTTT

The 3 and a quarter Stars Newsletter.

Hi again, it's me the Newsmaster with another round of ''rumors'' in the world of ''wrestling''. But first a quick thank you to Scott Keith, Mordwa, Pencil Neck Geek, Everyone is a hypocrite, Big D Wangston and all the others for the comments in my last email. Love to read the commentary. And congrats on James Fabiano, of course Russo would have ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39TtfP7 via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: January 22, 2021

Tonight on SmackDown!  We run the Intercontinental Title match back as Big E defends against Apollo Crews!  Bayley and Bianca Belair engage in an obstacle course race!  Kevin Owens and Adam Pearce may have to answer for their bait and switch!  And more people enter the Royal Rumble by fiat unless AJ Styles is allowed ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Nxw68Z via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – December 9, 1995

Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are calling today’s action from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Bob Armstrong comes out with Downtown Bruno, who is in a wheelchair and wearing a cervical collar.  Before Armstrong says anything important the show cuts to commercial. Opening Contest:  Jesse James Armstrong, Tracy Smothers & Tex Slazenger beat T.D. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Md3CAG via IFTTT

Best of British – Arena: Masters of the Canvas

I got one or two votes recently in the Doomies and have had some nice comments for my previous British wrestling reviews, so I thought I’d look at something I’ve had in mind for a while. 1991 – British wrestling is effectively long gone from TV, having been cancelled in 1988, but the legend still ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qD8Hku via IFTTT

Hogan and Earthquake

A couple questions about the Hogan/Quake feud in 1990: 1) They were running houses post-WMVI but pre-injury angle and weren't doing much business with it.  Was this early program a bit of forward thinking on their part, to create a pre-existing issue between them to set up the Brother Love Show segment?  Or was the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KEwykD via IFTTT

Hulk and Verne

Hey Scott, Some AWA Questions: 1) Was there really anything Verne could've done to keep Hulk? People tend to blame him for not putting the title on him and, then, not sharing in his t-shirt sales but, honestly, it seems Vince was going to get Hulk almost no matter what. Vince had more to offer ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sNQ9zV via IFTTT

I always thought it should have been Big Show

As in the guy who mowed Austin down He directly benefited from it by getting a WWF Title shot at the event itself When they said the driving seat was calibrated for a large man I thought that would be the logical pay off It would have been an actual top of the card guy ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3984SOv via IFTTT

The Ballad of Billy Jack Haynes

Hey Scott, Why did WWF seemingly hate the shit out of Billy Jack Haynes?  They seemed to book him horribly when he was there. Then, supposedly, they ribbed him years later by having him driving miles out of his way for a WWE tryout that never occurred (which the office did specifically because Vince hated ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pltg4A via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 22, 2021

It’s Friday morning!  Nothing like getting woken up on your day off by a dog sneezing in your face. Sting Officially Returning To The Ring At Revolution https://ift.tt/3c1TYLP Undertaker Calls Current WWE “Soft” https://ift.tt/360p02Y Madusa Wants A WWE Retirement Match https://ift.tt/3paXHuf     from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3p9NRZP via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #19 – 01.07.89

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #19 – 01.07.89 Taped from Tampa, FL on 12.07.88. Yeah this show was a MONTH OLD when it finally aired! Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura Haircut match: Outlaw Ron Bass v. Brutus Beefcake Yes, it’s finally the blowoff after Bass cost Beefcake his Intercontinental ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bYst61 via IFTTT

NXT UK – January 21, 2021

NXT UK Date: January 21, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepherd, Nigel McGuinness It’s title night as Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray is defending against Jinny. This is an interesting one as they are both heels, with Ray having held the title for over a year. I’m not sure if I can ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3c17XSc via IFTTT

PRIME TIME Thursday Thread: January 21, 2021

“Good evening, fans, and welcome to an all-new Prime Time Thursday!  Gorilla Monsoon here alongside Bobby the Brain Heenan, and what a wild week it’s been, Brain.” “Can you believe a man died on Pay-Per-View and no one’s talking about it?  Of course, it was TNA, nobody watches that; perfect place to cover up a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2MdZZu0 via IFTTT

AWA All Star Wrestling – Apr. 10, 1988 (Rockers vs. Bad Company)

One more AWA show and then we’re done. It’s been fun… most of the time. It’s a Gagne family roll call, plus cousin Larry, opening the show to get a few announcements in. From the Showboat, with Rod and Lee. Greg Robertson vs. Soldat Ustinov So, fat boy Greg fucked up a match with pros ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3620D51 via IFTTT

Keeping one McMahon family member

McMahon family members are popping up on TV again, as is often the case when Wrestlemania season approaches. HHH has been on RAW 2 weeks in a row, and Stephanie joined him in a god-awful mock newscast segment on Monday.  If you could permanently ban all McMahon family members from on-screen appearances, but you have ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qSq4y7 via IFTTT

What If Rikishi

Hey Scott, Going back to Hit-&-Run Rikishi, do you think the Who Hit Austin angle would've worked out better if Austin had sold for Rikishi at No Mercy?  Most people sh*t on the angle now, but if, instead of “I did it for the Rock,” Rikishi completely shed his ass gimmick, went total savage, and Austin ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sHjBHQ via IFTTT

Team Taz

Hi Scott, The general consensus is that Taz has been a great signing by AEW, he's been really good on commentary and more importantly, excellent as the mouthpiece for his own stable of talent, Team Taz. However doesn't there come a point where one member or the collective gets a big win or a title?  It ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3izeMvv via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – August 21, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: August 21, 2006 Location: Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut Attendance: 5,700 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Summerslam has come and gone and the show didn’t exactly change much. Edge is still World Champion thanks to some shenanigans and that means we are probably continuing John Cena’s chase after the title. Other ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3p4bS4x via IFTTT

NXT – January 20, 2021

NXT Date: January 20, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph We less than a month away from the next Takeover and that means it is time to start setting the stage. However, that does not exactly seem to be the case here, as the focus is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39SF9sw via IFTTT

AWA Superstars – Mar. 13, 1988 (Rockers vs. Nasty Boys)

This might be the first lacking Rockers match, but we’ll see. In the cold open, we see the Nasty Boys stealing the mic from Lee Marshall to berate the crowd in the introduction from their match, then the Midnight Rockers coming out. Weird way of presenting the match. Larry Nelson introduces the show as a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2LQI2lA via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – January 19, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: January 19, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown We’re done with Hard To Kill and the big story seems to be Kenny Omega being primed up for a shot against Impact Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann. I’m not sure when that could be taking place as Impact ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qC2K7s via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.20.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.20.21 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Excalibur and DOOMIE AWARD WINNING Tony Schiavone. Unfortunately, TSN switched the show from TSN2 to TSN1 tonight because of basketball, so my DVR didn’t start recording it until I happened to check it 15 minutes into the show, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bWG0ea via IFTTT

Dynamite – January 20, 2021

Dynamite Date: January 20, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross It’s tag team night as we have a triple threat tag match to determine the official tag team of the Inner Circle. That’s certainly one way to go, though it isn’t likely to help the issues that they are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39Oi9L6 via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night War Thread!

The world seems so much less crazy after this afternoon for some reason.  Huh. TONIGHT!  It’s Dynamite, back live again, with the battle of the Inner Circle and Hangman announcing his decision about the Dark Order! NXT has more Dusty Classic matches. RAW was up a tick in the ratings. Have a great night! from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3p3R3pM via IFTTT

WWF Survivor Series Showdown 1990 (all Dream Matches!)

God I rented this so many friggin’ times from First Choice Video in my hometown. SURVIVOR SERIES SHOWDOWN 1990: (Nov. 18 1990- taped Oct. 29) * And here’s another selection of unusual matches from a “Pre-Show”. This is for the Survivor Series, and is the same kind of show as the last one- each match ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XVTKxN via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain Wrestling – October 28, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are handling commentary and they are taped from Harlan, Kentucky. Opening Non-Title Contest:  The Heavenly Bodies (Champions w/Jim Cornette) (5-1-1) beat the Wolfman & Chris Michaels when Jimmy del Ray pins Michaels after Dr. Tom Prichard uses a loaded boot at 2:29: The Bodies work over the Wolfman with their ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nW0uGs via IFTTT

saddest display of a wrestler past their prime

Ric Flair is my favorite wrestler of all time and to see him on Raw the last 3 weeks has been kind of depressing as they keep using him as a sad pathetic old man and it got me thinking what are other examples of seeing wrestlers past their prime that looks depressing, there's Greg ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2NekW8G via IFTTT

Just have to ask

What are the odds we see a certain former president (his name rhymes with Ronald Jump) on Raw sometime this year?  Would Vince be so desperate for a ratings pop that he would bring his buddy on TV? George W Bush doesn’t rhyme with Jump.  Not sure who you’re referring to.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3o3IqtS via IFTTT

Trump The Movie!

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the eventual movie about Trump’s time as president. Who do you and others on the blog think should play him? My vote goes for Ray Winstone. Trump was President?  Huh.  Don’t even remember that.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35TM2Zp via IFTTT

AWA Superstars – Feb 28, 1988 (Rockers vs. Adonis and Orton)

More after and before the WWF action in the AWA. Gotta comment on the overdubbed music for the opening, which sounds like it would be playing in a rave club in Essex in 1989 as opposed to Verne Gagne’s aging product. “Little” Larry Nelson, who seems to have been sponsored by an orthopaedic chair company ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sD954x via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – All Japan Pro Wrestling TV (19/01/1985)

Hello You! Back with some more All Japan TV from 1985, once again courtesy of Roy Lucier over on YouTube. Last week the Main Event between Riki Choshu’s crew and the All Japan guys ended in a wild pull apart brawl, so let’s see if that gets followed up during this week’s show. If you ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2LOqXZv via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 03.18.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 03.18.96 Just like the Untouchables, if you sign two of ours to a guaranteed contract, we sign one of yours to a guaranteed contract! And his hot wife! – Johnny B. Badd quit WCW on 3/11 after a discussion with Eric Bischoff in the airport, and will be signing with the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39SvJgq via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 20, 2021

Farewell orange man. I hope to never have to talk about you again after today. Also the Muppet Show comes to Disney Plus next month! Matt Hardy And Private Party Appear On Impact Wrestling https://ift.tt/2NlRe1M Taya Valkyrie Leaving Impact Wrestling https://ift.tt/3bXMGc6 Good Brothers Troll WWE Over Royal Rumble Announcements https://ift.tt/3peEzvL from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qyIK5J via IFTTT

AEW DARK: January 19, 2021

The PG Era Recap for AEW Dark, Episode 71 (No Doomies, No Problem), January 19, 2021. From the AEW Arena as always. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz, also as always. Ricky Starks joins the opener. Your adjective: “Gargantuan.” TONIGHT! Chaos Project has a unique style they use to play headgames but can it work ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bTr00C via IFTTT

The Tuesday Night Streaming Thread!

Congratulations to ME for winning another Doomie Award on my own website.  Also to Tommy for destroying his own sanity by reviewing all those terrible shows.  But mostly to me. TONIGHT!  It’s AEW Dark. Perhaps I’ll do a new Observer Flashback tonight to celebrate my triumph.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nVl6hT via IFTTT

2020 Doomie Awards!

After allowing for a two week voting period, the 2020 Doomie Awards have been decided. This year saw a marked increase in voting over the previous year, with a record seventy-eight ballots submitted.  That more than tripled last year’s voting, which saw twenty-three ballots cast.  So thanks to everyone for voting (and for several of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3irZetv via IFTTT

AWA on ESPN Championship Wrestling – Jan. 24, 1988 (Midnight vs. Midnight)

Into 1988, the last year that the AWA had anything approaching decent talent or a hope of hanging on before two more years of circling the drain. Introduced by Larry Nelson, in what looks like someone’s living room. From, you guessed it, the Showboat, with Rod Trongard and Ray Stevens on commentary. Nick Kiniski and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3quqKcs via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 09.06.86

The SmarK Rant for Wrestling Challenge – 09.06.86 And now, finally we get some classic 80s era syndicated shows!  Superstars of Wrestling is still untouchable for the bullshit legal reasons we’ve already detailed a million times, but Wrestling Challenge, the B-version of that show which launched along side it in 1986, has finally come to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bTCCAI via IFTTT

Language Evolution

Hey Scott– For a generation, heat a wrestler receives because the fans hate the person instead of the character has been known as “X-Pac Heat” That's fine for old men like you and me, but cultural phrases and sayings have to evolve from time-to-time in order to have an impact with a younger audience. Therefore, aren't ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nRCVP2 via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – January 18, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: January 18, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton We’re less than two weeks away from the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to start adding in some new names to the lineups. There are several spots still available and that means ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oXhTjl via IFTTT

Wrestling Empire

Hey Scott, I saw the post the other day about the review of Wrestling Empire. Figured you and the gang may enjoy this interview The Wrestling Estate did with MDickie, the game's creator.  https://ift.tt/2NdDkP3 Thanks as always, Oh, they'll enjoy it.  IF THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR THEM. I was checking around on the Switch ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39YZywb via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It’s a pretty slow Monday and there’s a good chance tonight’s RAW will once again be a little different thanks to COVID and some other injuries. I see there’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bSHoie via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV (Feb. 27- Manami/Yamada vs. Aja/Sakie)

AJW TV (Feb. 27th, 1994): * Here’s another AJW TV show, though I could only find two matches from it, making this a shorter review. One match missing off of what was taped is Bull Nakano beating Etsuko Mita- another thing is Numacchi’s retirement. So Saemi Numata had been jobbing throughout most of 1993 and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3szrxuB via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – October 10, 1995

Steve Austin cuts his famous promo that denounces his treatment in WCW and puts over how he is now in an environment where no one can hold back his wrestling abilities.  The segment marks the end of the “Stunning Steve” character as Austin promises to reach new heights because no one can stop him any ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XUIeCC via IFTTT

Hard To Kill 2021

Hard To Kill 2021 Date: January 16, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown We’re back on pay per view with this one and that means it is time to step things up. This time around, the big story is AEW’s Kenny Omega coming in to team with the Good Brothers ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oWPQAA via IFTTT

NXT 06/15/2010 #17

Nexus re-appeared on Monday Night Raw, minus one member. When we got back through the curtain, everybody thought the beat down was awesome. Then somebody shouted, “Who was choking Justin Roberts?!” They couldn’t see because the camera was focused exclusively on Justin’s purple face. I stepped forward and said, “Uh, that was me.” “And who ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qzOFXY via IFTTT

What is the deal with the ECW mole story?

They sort of go over it on the Rise and Fall of ECW, but they try to like it half kayfabe it. What actually happened? Who did they actually steal if anyone? I don’t know if “steal” is even the right word and a lot of it is based on Heyman’s POV but I think ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oUQQ8o via IFTTT

Will There Ever Be Another Boom Period?

Hey Scott– So Vince- with Hogan, the territorial stars, and tapping into the pop culture of the 80s- cultivated a huge collection of casual wrestling fans that stayed with the product until the scandals of the early 90s hit the WWF. Then in '96, because of competition, use of mainstream sports icons like Dennis Rodman ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2M5XhXp via IFTTT

Ways to improve Raw

With how badly Raw's ratings have declined over the last several years, what do you think of my ideas to improve their ratings 1. Create a legends division where all the legends compete in a Brawl for All tournament with the winner getting health insurance.  2. Have Goldberg develop schizophrenia where he keeps thinking the nWo is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38W6SsZ via IFTTT

AWA All Star Wrestling – Jan. 25, 1987

Continuing on with the Network’s limited AWA run, the only listed TV episode from 1987, featuring an introduction from Rodger Kent against what sounds like the disco version of Star Wars. I have to imagine they’d had this for about ten years or so by this point. Introduced by Larry Nelson and Gary Ron… I’ve ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2N5naqT via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for the Crockett Cup 86 – 04.19.86 (Part Two)

The SmarK Rant for the Crockett Cup 86 – 04.19.86 (Part Two) Carrying on now with the quarterfinal round, plus two singles matches. Taped from New Orleans, LA at the Superdome, drawing 13,000 people to the evening session.  And yes, as pointed out in the comments, young Bruce Prichard is the ring announcer for the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iosi4Z via IFTTT