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Saturday Night’s All Right for SPORTS Thread

Hey, the Canucks won their first playoff series since 2011!  But of course, tonight there’s a TON of other hockey and baseball games, plus a UFC. Smackdown’s ratings were up slightly. I picked up Hitman 2 on clearance at Toys R Us for $4 today because I insist on watching people like the Outside Xbox ... Read more Saturday Night’s All Right for SPORTS Thread

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 23rd, 1995

April 23, 1995 From the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase   Hakushi w/ Shinja vs. Bert Centeno Gorilla mentions how Bret Hart will face Hakushi at In Your House as DiBiase says that Jerry Lawler is upset over Bret declining a match against himself. Hakushi grabs ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 23rd, 1995

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Our dear, close, personal, long time friend…

Seeing as it got brought up in the MLG thread, here’s Mean Gene doing what he does best. Features: Nikolai Volkoff is “the shits” Iron Sheik choking a… turkey? Howard “Cosell” Finkel Gene “putting that cigarette out” before asking Julie Valentine some personal questions The Brain burying Ken Patera Sarge soils himself What was Kamala ... Read more Our dear, close, personal, long time friend…

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Gauntlet Matches

Hi Scott! Q&A for the site. I think the quarantine is really getting to me that tonight I was starting to feel nostalgic for the Kofi Kingston and Seth Rollins gauntlet matches on TV last year before WrestleMania (or just too many empty venue shows since March is making me think 2019 WWE crowds were “alive”). ... Read more Gauntlet Matches

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The North vs FTR

So, Scott D'amore has tweeted that Impact would support a match between FTR and The North. The match itself would be pretty cool, and obviously good for Impact whose profile is pretty low these days. However, would it be good for AEW? If they did as Scott suggests and have two matches, one on each ... Read more The North vs FTR

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Best finisher name

What do you think is the coolest name for a finishing move? Scorpion Death Lock always sounded pretty intimidating to me. Hard to argue with that one too much.  Doomsday Device was also great.  Midnights had a lot of tremendously creative ones, like the Veg-O-Matic (which admittedly loses something without the context of Ron Popeil's commercials).  ... Read more Best finisher name

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Mike Reviews Every WCW Road Wild Main Event

Hello You! Urgh, Road Wild I have never really enjoyed this event, even though the visual of them setting up a ring in the middle of a biker rally always looked cool. The atmosphere on the shows was inconsistent to say the least and some of the work was below standard as the wrestlers just ... Read more Mike Reviews Every WCW Road Wild Main Event

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 10.21.84

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 10.21.84 Taped from Toronto, ON Your hosts are Jack Reynolds & Billy Red Lyons. Intercontinental title:  Greg Valentine v. SD Jones Jack immediately notices that “there’s a number of Orientals” at ringside taking photos.  Yeah, they like to do that, I hear.  Also ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Maple Leaf Gardens 10.21.84

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Saturday Morning Cartoons! Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines!

I’ve recently been transferring some shows from video to DVD and this is one of them. My own history with it is seeing the trailer for it on a Transformers video as a kid, but never seeing or getting it fully myself. Then a friend of mine picked it up when we were in our ... Read more Saturday Morning Cartoons! Bigfoot and the Muscle Machines!

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Daily News Update – August 8, 2020

WHAT THE HELL, MAPLE LEAFS? Well that was quite the night of hockey last night. If anyone actually sees the AEW figures at their local Walmart, please hit me up because they’re not coming here until October and I REALLY want them before they disappear into collector purgatory. Kevin Reilly, the guy who greenlit AEW ... Read more Daily News Update – August 8, 2020

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NJPW Strong – August 7th, 2020

Howdy! While I didn’t review it, I did watch the Lion’s Break Collision shows on NJPWworld, and now they’re back with another Friday night show, NJPW Strong as part of their push into North America. Featuring some known names and LA Dojo members, this is the first week of an 8-man single elimination tournament called ... Read more NJPW Strong – August 7th, 2020

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New Japan Pro Wrestling: Summer Struggle (Part 4) 8.6.20

-It’s the first night of the tournament to crown new NEVER 6 Man Tag Team Champions.  We are live from Tokyo at Korakuen Hall. ***Quick Note*** As I try and catch up two days of shows, the first half will be a quick summary with results of each match.   1.  Gabriel Kidd vs.  Yuji ... Read more New Japan Pro Wrestling: Summer Struggle (Part 4) 8.6.20

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Smackdown – August 7, 2020

Smackdown Date: August 7, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We are less than two and a half weeks away from Summerslam and that means…well not much actually, but tonight we might find out some more about the Fiend attacking Alexa Bliss last week. That is the kind of ... Read more Smackdown – August 7, 2020

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Underrated loser gimmick: 93-95 Crush

Instead of getting him to the next level in 1993, he is off for a bit because of the Doink attack, misses Rumble, loses to Doink at Mania, loses to Shawn at KOTR, ultimately loses the Doink feud, once again injured after the Yoko thing in the summer, no Summerslam appearance, turns heel in a ... Read more Underrated loser gimmick: 93-95 Crush

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Friday Night Party Thread: August 7, 2020

New York strip steak?  Check. Pre-chopped salad? Check. Pasta?  Check. A reason to stay indoors all weekend while the training ring is being dried out from the storm?  Oh that’s a big check.  WE MADE IT! SmackDown is tonight!  We will see Matt Riddle face Sheamus, Jeff Hardy against Baron Corbin, Sonya Deville on the ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: August 7, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – June 24, 1995

Lance Russell returns to today’s broadcast alongside Dave Brown and they are broadcasting from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Russell interviews Brandon Baxter, who is upset that he is not being treated like a star in the USWA like he was in the Global Wrestling Federation (GWF).  Baxter demands that Russell tell him who ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – June 24, 1995

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The New Japan Three Musketeers

If you had to rate Keiji Mutoh, Masahiro Chono and Shinya Hashimoto in order of preference, how would it shape up? Muto is obviously one of my favourite wrestlers of all time, full stop.  Chono I’ve mostly just seen via his WCW stuff and the occasional tag match against the Steiners.  Hashimoto is someone I’m ... Read more The New Japan Three Musketeers

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early ECW

I pretty much never watched ECW during their existence so I finally started watching them on the network, mainly the supershows for now.  Just finished up 1994 and I have one question. I don't know if this changes later but it seems like there are no clearly defined faces and heels with a few exceptions.  ... Read more early ECW

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WWF Superstars – April 22nd, 1995

April 22, 1995 From the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix This week, Jeff Jarrett defends the Intercontinental Title against Aldo Montoya as we get a video package hyping the rematch after Montoya beat him two weeks ago by getting his arm up when Jarrett ... Read more WWF Superstars – April 22nd, 1995

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Marvel vs. WCW

So apparently Marvel pitched a crossover with WCW in 2000 that would have various Marvel superheroes vs.various WCW wrestlers.  We would have gotten Spider-Man vs. Sting, Bret Hart vs. Captain America, and of course Hogan vs. Hulk.  There's even artwork featuring Bret putting Captain America in the sharpshooter.  It was WCW that turned it down ... Read more Marvel vs. WCW

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The WWE World Hvt Title in 2002

Scott In a question about RVD, you mentioned the so-called World Title presented to Triple H on Raw in 2002.  I feel like I’m missing something.  This was right before a pay-per-view.  Couldn’t WWE have thrown together an eight, or hell, even four man tournament on Raw then properly crowned a champion with the final ... Read more The WWE World Hvt Title in 2002

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The SmarK Rant for RAW / Nitro – 11.20.95

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 11.20.95 LAST NIGHT!  Diesel Power runs out of gas for good, as Bret Hart wins his third WWF title to put a merciful bullet in the reign of Kevin Nash. LIVE from Richmond, VA! Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler. The 1-2-3 Kid v. Hakushi ... Read more The SmarK Rant for RAW / Nitro – 11.20.95

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Daily News Update – August 7, 2020

Welcome to the end of another work week! WWE Confirms Takeover: XXX Grudge Match https://ift.tt/3gBQhMy Daniel Bryan Challenges The Rock, Rock Responds https://ift.tt/2F0QKdh VIDEO: What Happened After Dynamite Ended https://ift.tt/2DEabrI Heat On Sammy Guevara Over Chair Spot https://ift.tt/2XFnNtU

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Best of British – Tag Team Turmoil!

Let’s have a look, as requested in a previous review, at some tag team wrestling from World of Sport. First up, some BIG stars you wouldn’t expect to be teaming together! Giant Haystacks & Big Daddy vs. Tibor Szakacs & Steve Veidor Yes, Big Daddy was a villain before he was the mom’s and dad’s ... Read more Best of British – Tag Team Turmoil!

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NXT UK – August 6, 2020

NXT UK Date: August 6, 2020 Host: Andy Shepard It’s more of the same around here as the vault stays wide open. That usually doesn’t mean much with this show as they have to be running out of interesting things to show. I’m not sure if WWE is ever going to do anything about that ... Read more NXT UK – August 6, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.05.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.05.20 Not gonna lie, they’re gonna have a tough time topping Dynamite this week.  Hopefully it’s a 2-for-2 week! Taped from the Performance Center Your hosts are Mauro, Beth and some homeless guy who wandered in off the street.  Tom?  Tim? #1 Contender match:  Rhea Ripley v. Dakota Kai ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NXT – 08.05.20

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The Thursday Night Prime Time Chat Thread: August 6, 2020

(Author’s Note: I’m mixing up the intro this week.  For those who don’t care, skip it and go straight to the comments.  The rest of you?  See you after the jump.) “Hello, and welcome everyone as we look at the world of professional wrestling for this Thursday night.  Brain, a lot of things going on ... Read more The Thursday Night Prime Time Chat Thread: August 6, 2020

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WWF Dortmund, Germany – April 17th, 1995

April 17, 1995 From Falenhalle in Dortmund, Germany. This drew a sellout of 13,000 fans. This is fan-cam show thus no commentary. And, the main event of Diesel & Razor Ramon vs. Jeff Jarrett & Psycho Sid was not included. Sid & Jarrett lost that match via countout per Kwang vs. Adam Bomb Kwang getting ... Read more WWF Dortmund, Germany – April 17th, 1995

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Michael Cole

Hey Scott, Hope is all is well with you and yours. I am keeping my sanity by making my way through wrestling history by watching the network, you tube, and reading your observer recaps along the way. Currently in 1993 and reading about a second lawsuit filed by Tom Cole.   Ok, so my question, ... Read more Michael Cole

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RVD

Scott, RVD questions: How over was RVD during the Invasion? If WWE pulled the trigger on a title run in the three way with Austin and Angle rather than in 2006, what was his ceiling? How “high” could he have gone and what would his career had looked like in WWE if the run had ... Read more RVD

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Second half of 1995 ECW

Hey Scott, didn't follow ECW in 1995 yet. With Taz out for a while in the summer, Shane leaving for WWF around July or so, and Sabu leaving for WCW when Nitro started, how did ECW stomach/survive these losses? (Not to mention losing Benoit, Malenko and Eddie in one fell swoop as well) Seemed like ... Read more Second half of 1995 ECW

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Best of British – The Fit Finlays

Tomorrow I’m going to do a tag team turmoil review, with matches including the likes of Owen and Bruce Hart, William Regal and Robbie Brookside, and Rocky Moran and Fit Finlay, but today I thought I’d have a look at this documentary featuring Finlay and his family talking about their history in wrestling. Soundbites at ... Read more Best of British – The Fit Finlays

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Daily News Update – August 6, 2020

Happy birthday to my one and only child, who is 10 years old today, going on 25. Girls get easier to deal with once they’re teenagers, right?   NXT May Have Its Next Big Thing https://ift.tt/2PrWbnt Dexter Lumis Out Of Takeover, Replacement(s) To Be Named https://ift.tt/33CuTTP Women’s Title Match Set For Takeover: XXX https://ift.tt/2Pspm9V   ... Read more Daily News Update – August 6, 2020

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NXT – August 5, 2020

NXT Date: August 5, 2020 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips We’re coming up on Takeover and that means it is time to continue with the series of triple threat matches on the way to the North American Title match. Tonight it’s Ridge Holland vs. Damian Priest ... Read more NXT – August 5, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.05.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.05.20 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Jim Ross & Taz The Elite & FTR v. The Dark Order The Bucks double-team Mr. Brodie Lee to start, so he sends one of his random masked geeks in there to die, and Nick hits him ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.05.20

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Monday Night Raw – March 6, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: March 6, 2006 Location: Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex, Birmingham, Alabama Commentators: Joey Styles, Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler We have less than a month to go before Wrestlemania and that means we need to get in some more build between HHH and John Cena. That being said, the bigger story going on ... Read more Monday Night Raw – March 6, 2006

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Dynamite – August 5, 2020

Dynamite Date: August 5, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Taz, Jim Ross It’s time for another big themed show with Super Wednesday, and in this case that means more Orange Cassidy vs. Chris Jericho. This time around it’s in the form of a debate, with a special moderator. Other than that ... Read more Dynamite – August 5, 2020

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Kamala Interview

Hello Scott, I've been a reader of yours for over 20 years. I was there in person the day The Buzz on Professional Wrestling came out to make sure I got my copy in case they sold out. Thanks for many years of entertainment. I ask a favor.  My co-host and I recently started a pro wrestling variety ... Read more Kamala Interview

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The Wednesday Night War!

I’m at work tonight so Dynamite might be pretty late getting posted. And tomorrow is my daughters 10th birthday so we’ll see if I can squeeze in NXT tomorrow night. On the shows tonight, Moxley defends against Darby Allin and NXT has another bullshit three way match. Neither features any underground death matches though. Enjoy ... Read more The Wednesday Night War!

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – May 27, 1995

A replay of the Boo Bradley-Killer Kyle Jersey Dog Fight match at Volunteer Slam airs. The PG-13-THUGS match for the USWA Tag Team Championship, which took place at Volunteer Slam, is shown. Poor editing shows a camera guy going “Take one!” and walking away before the audience sees Chip Kessler interview USWA Tag Team Champions ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – May 27, 1995

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WWF Monday Night RAW – April 17th, 1995

April 17, 1995 From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler The show starts off with a clip from “Action Zone” where Sid was revealed as the newest member of The Corporation.   Tonight we get 1-2-3 Kid & Bob “Spark Plugg” Holly vs. Owen ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – April 17th, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #380 – 05/08/2000

Hello You! I wouldn’t go as far to say that Justin Credible’s Title run has gotten “good” as such, but he’s had a couple of fun matches the past couple of weeks, so he’s got that to hang his hat on at least. I’ll be interested to see what he does this week. Let’s watching ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #380 – 05/08/2000

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Right to Censor site directs to AEW

The Right to Censor was that group in WWE from 2000-2001 that parodied that Parents Television Council group. If you go to RightToCensor.com, as posted in the tweet with the picture of Ivory when she was in the group, it leads to https://ift.tt/2jTejKP Wonder if there is anything to this, or someone trolling? https://twitter.com/FO_VVerhei/status/1290816744852840450?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1290816744852840450%7Ctwgr%5E&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fs9e.github.io%2Fiframe%2Ftwitter.min.html1290816744852840450 Someone probably just ... Read more Right to Censor site directs to AEW

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Marty Jannetty

There’s a lot going on in this tweet, but geez… I don’t think anyone had “Marty Jannetty confessing to murder” on their 2020 bingo card. https://twitter.com/blpmikey/status/1290982041161469955?s=21 Marty is a special kind of snowflake. 

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DAMMIT

Should be setting in Canada Walmart in October and Toys R Us in November. — Jeremy Padawer (@JeremyCom) August 5, 2020   There’s 2 Canadians in the first wave of AEW figures and we don’t even get them up here until October!  Well there goes my birthday present to myself.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 06.20.92

The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 06.20.92 Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Jim Ross & Dusty Rhodes.  Brought to you by Jolly Rancher Candy! Tonight’s main event is Barry Windham defending the TV title against Steve Austin, but they literally told us, in the COLD OPEN, that Austin had won the ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 06.20.92

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Daily News Update

Good morning! NXT Wrestlers Possibly Appearing On Smackdown https://ift.tt/3kdOzTK WWE Announces Injury To Dexter Lumis https://ift.tt/39YhJBA Update On Austin Theory’s WWE Status https://ift.tt/31y0PWP

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Wednesday Is Comics Day! Featuring JIM CORNETTE?!

I was planning on looking at Spider-Man: Blue today for my comic review, but when I went to the bookshelf to pull it I remembered I had this put aside and hadn’t properly looked at it, so today I’m going to read and review Jim Cornette Presents Behind the Curtain: Real Pro Wrestling Stories. Cover ... Read more Wednesday Is Comics Day! Featuring JIM CORNETTE?!

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WrestleMania IV question

Why was Vince so intent on a tournament? Been watching some of the syndicated 1988 shows, and it seems like a double main event of Hulk/Andre and Savage/DiBiase wouldve been a better draw. And simple too. Jack Tunney can declare DiBiase as the recognized world champion because WWF rules didnt forbid selling the title (it ... Read more WrestleMania IV question

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Death of the House Show?

Hey Scott— So with running no live events and no fans in attendance, WWE just recorded its most profitable quarter ever. Any chance this leads to a permanent change once (if…?) the U.S. gets COVID under control? I know Raw and Smackdown will tour the nation in front of fans ASAP, but I’m talking about ... Read more Death of the House Show?

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AEW DARK: August 4, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 45, August 4, 2020. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Taz, who are in each other’s seats. (No word on Excalibur.) Tonight’s feature bouts are the Butcher and the Blade taking on Private Party, while QT Marshall and Jack Evans return from quarantine ... Read more AEW DARK: August 4, 2020

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Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

Tonight!  It’s AEW Dark and Impact. RAW’s ratings were up a bit for the Fight Club trainwreck. I actually watched the AEW DEADLY DRAW show last night and it was…OK.  Any Anna Jay is a good amount of Anna Jay, although why the HELL did they bring in Taya Conte?  Of all the NXT castoffs ... Read more Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

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WWF Action Zone – April 16th. 1995

April 16, 1995 Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Todd Pettengill. Gorilla is replacing Ross this week as in reality,  Ross was in the midst of moving from Georgia to Connecticut and unable to tape commentary for the show. This week’s featured match is Allied Powers vs. Heavenly Bodies Replay of the finish from last ... Read more WWF Action Zone – April 16th. 1995

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Pryde of the X-Men

The recent reviews of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends, including featuring appearances from the X-Men, prompted me to have a look at the 1989 pilot for a new X-Men show from Marvel Productions that didn’t get taken to series, Pryde of the X-Men. The single episode ended up being released on VHS, which is where ... Read more Pryde of the X-Men

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SummerSite!

Hi, Scott. Throughout the month of August, Wrestling Merchandise and Memories launches SummerSite, the (second) biggest party of the summer! We're going to feature lots of unique columns related to SummerSlam and other summer wrestling events. SummerSite – https://bit.ly/summer-site Trailer – https://youtu.be/XEFgYDSs5ak Okey dokey. 

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Rude-Piper feud

Rude and Piper started a feud back at Summerslam 89, but it was pretty much a house show feud.  Should they have done a blowoff at WM VI instead of wasting Piper with Bad News? No, because Rude was getting rebuilt by then anyway and needed the big win over someone like Snuka to build ... Read more Rude-Piper feud

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Ring The F*cking Bell (This time with link)

Sup, Papa Smark! Kyle Fields here! Comedian, radio broadcaster, lifelong wrestling fan and host of the new wrestling news round-up comedy show Ring The F*cking Bell! Since you’ve been so kind as to plug some of our podcast’s (Obtuse Angles) wrestling-related episodes in the past, I was hoping you could do the same with this! ... Read more Ring The F*cking Bell (This time with link)

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Rise and Fall of The Rock?

Will WWE try to make us forget about The Great One or will Vince produce a hit job docu-series out of spite for The Rock grabbing the XFL from the McMahon failure pile? Why would Vince be mad at the Rock?  He's the one who put it up for sale and then passed on buying ... Read more Rise and Fall of The Rock?

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EARTHQUAKE!

Here’s retiring sumo wrestler John Tenta, who looked 53 at 23, talking about leaving one sport and getting into another. Who would’ve thought this nice, humble guy would be a man who almost ended Hulkamania?

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The SmarK Rant for TALK’NSHOP-A-MANIA – 08.01.20

The SmarK Rant for TALKN-SHOP-A-MANIA – 08.01.20 Enough people have bugged me about this one that I figure it’s worth a look if nothing else. Hosted by Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson (property of his Smokin’ Hot Asian Wife), who warn us to inebriate ourselves before watching this.  Also Rocky Romero is around. Taped from ... Read more The SmarK Rant for TALK’NSHOP-A-MANIA – 08.01.20

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Monday Night Raw – August 3, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: August 3, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Samoa Joe, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton Things might be on the verge of a big shakeup around here as we have two big deals going on in a single show. First up we have Shane McMahon making his return after about ... Read more Monday Night Raw – August 3, 2020

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 16th, 1995

April 16, 1995 From the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase This week in action are 1-2-3 Kid, Kama, Duke Droese, and more! Gorilla also breaks the news that Diesel vs. Psycho Sid for the World Heavyweight Title has officially been signed for the In Your House ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – April 16th, 1995

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! Well pretty slow Monday news dump eh? We got a group that includes The Rock purchasing the XFL for about $15 million. Seems like an interesting investment and certainly something they have time to sit on while we live in pandemic world. And with RAW tonight the WWE announces Shane McMahon is ... Read more Monday Night Open Mic

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JWP Thunder Queen Battle

JWP THUNDER QUEEN BATTLE: (31.07.1993) * And now we come to what is possibly JWP’s biggest show ever- the Thunder Queen Battle! I actually reviewed the Main Event early last year, as it’s one of the most famous bouts in Joshi history- an 8-Person Tag Team Iron Woman Match! It’s one of those things that’s ... Read more JWP Thunder Queen Battle

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 16, 1995

ECW hypes a house show wing through Pennsylvania on the back of fans getting to see more matches between Eddie Guerrero and Dean Malenko. Joey Styles says that tonight’s matches are from Tampa, Florida. After replaying last week’s issues between the Sandman, Cactus Jack, and Shane Douglas, Jack stops by for a promo.  Jack says ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – May 16, 1995

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WWF Superstars – April 15th, 1995

April 15, 1995 From the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and the debuting Dok Hendrix. For those unaware, Hendrix is much better known as Michael PS Hayes of the Fabulous Freebirds. This week’s featured match is the Smoking Gunns vs. Hakushi & Kwang   Allied Powers vs. ... Read more WWF Superstars – April 15th, 1995

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Transformers – War For Cybertron: Siege

A little bit late today with my cartoon review. Time to look at the new Transformers show on Netflix. Spoilers ahead, I will be discussing events that occur in the show. While still enjoying success (they wouldn’t be making toys otherwise), Transformers has been in a dip the last few years when it comes to ... Read more Transformers – War For Cybertron: Siege

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The Hot tag!

So I was watching all the multi-man matches from NJPW this weekend and noticed the lack of heat building segments leading to a hot tag. But you don't get those much in six to eight man matches anyway, so then it got me re-watching a bunch of nxt tag-team matches over the years, the standard ... Read more The Hot tag!

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Summer Doldrums

Now that Drew McIntyre vs. Randy Orton is official for SummerSlam, this marks the 17th time in the last 19 years that the World Title match at SummerSlam has featured Randy Orton, John Cena, and/or Brock Lesnar.  For one of the only two exceptions, the show was still headlined by Lesnar vs. Orton. Any idea ... Read more Summer Doldrums

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Blog of Toys!

Hi Scott From your collection of wrasslin' toys and memorabilia, what is: * Your all-time favourite item? * The most obscure item? * The weirdest, most out-there, “why the hell does this exist” item? * The “honourable mention” that doesn't fit into the above categories but you just want to give a shout about? and ... Read more Blog of Toys!

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The SmarK Rant for ECW November to Remember 95 – 11.18.95

The SmarK Rant for ECW November to Remember 95 – 11.18.95 Taped from the ECW Arena Your host is Joey Styles Oddly, this one is filed under “ECW PPVs” on the WWE Network.  I guess because they added it long before they had a “ECW Supershows” sub-section. I have of course seen this one MANY ... Read more The SmarK Rant for ECW November to Remember 95 – 11.18.95

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-02-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: February 2, 1985 (taped 01/25) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer How will Kevin and Haynes deal with Adams and Hernandez? A popular name returns to WCCW, but how will he fare against Roberts? And who will help me to celebrate my birthday with this reflection? Oh no! I’ve not ... Read more Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 02-02-1985

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 11.27.95 (PART TWO!)

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 11.27.95 (Part 2) So as noted in this morning’s Flashback, there was a point halfway through the issue where it was getting really late and I was already at 2000 words, so I skipped big chunks of interesting stuff and moved on.  Well, here’s a supplemental version covering the bits that ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 11.27.95 (PART TWO!)

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Sunday Night Reset: August 2, 2020

Happy Ron Simmons Day, everyone!  It was on this day in 1992 in Baltimore, MD, that Ron Simmons broke the color barrier for world champions.  (Officially — yes, Bobo Brazil was awarded the NWA Title, but neither WWE nor NWA recognize that title change.) Congratulations to both Nikki and Brie for giving birth.  No names ... Read more Sunday Night Reset: August 2, 2020

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ECW on Syfy 02/02/2010 #191

Just a few stops to go before we park the ECW On Syfy bus in the depot so let’s pop into Memphis, TN for the hell of it. The Abraham Washington Show Starring Abraham Washington Abe says he hasn’t been here for a few weeks as DC was trying to take him away and have ... Read more ECW on Syfy 02/02/2010 #191

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Wrestler Struggling with ADD

Hi Scott, I've just published my second blog entry, regarding my struggles as an ADD-afflicted would-be pro wrestler.  Would you please be willing to post a link to it? https://ift.tt/2BSqX5R Sorry if I'm being too pushy – I'm new to this, and am just trying to hustle as best I can in a world already ... Read more Wrestler Struggling with ADD

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Revisiting the Orange Goblin

Mr. Keith, One of my favorite writings you did is “The Coliseum Video Rant XX: Attack of the Orange Goblin”; where you throughly and compellingly dissect Hogan’s selfishness, Ordnoff’s convincing reason to turn on him and how it got you into wrestling for life. Any interest in doing a Scott Sez on it? It seems ... Read more Revisiting the Orange Goblin

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Mike Reviews High Flyers of the WWF

Hello You! About a month or so back I reviewed WWF’s Funniest Moments on VHS and it seemed to go down well. I had this one in my tape collection too and it’s only an hour long, so I decided to review it as well. Mean Gene Okerlund handles the introductions, telling us we’ll see ... Read more Mike Reviews High Flyers of the WWF

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WWF Monday Night RAW – April 10th, 1995

April 10, 1995 From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry “The King” Lawler. This week, we will see Psycho Sid’s attack on Shawn Michaels from last week. Plus, Bret Hart & 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly vs. Hakushi & Yokozuna & Owen Hart. We then get a ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – April 10th, 1995

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 11.27.95

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 11.27.95 In today’s top story, possible corruption in the previous trial of a rich white guy.  Guess I should be more specific. – In a New York Post story on 11/22, there is apparently an ongoing investigation into whether Laura Brevetti (lead defense attorney for Vince’s steroid trial) offered a “key ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 11.27.95

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Teeny Teen Titans Go and Bonus Brave and the Bold!

Teen Titans Go recommendation yesterday? Sure, as long as I can throw in some Brave and the Bold too! 40%, 40%, 20% (by Ben Gruber) Cyborg starts off with a cock rock love song to the annoyance of the Titans, named ‘Night Begins To Shine’ (the title of the episode refers to the percentage that ... Read more Teeny Teen Titans Go and Bonus Brave and the Bold!

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Best of British – Maniac Mark Mania!

One more day in tribute to Rollerball Rocco.Rollerball Rocco vs. The Dynamite Kid Round one: “This is going to be a humdinger!”, opines Kent Walton. Kid is back on a flying visit, having found fame abroad. Rocco very subtly turns his back on the handshake at the beginning of the match. Lockup and wristlock to ... Read more Best of British – Maniac Mark Mania!

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