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The SmarK Rant for WWE Stomping Grounds 2019–06.23.19

The SmarK Rant for WWE Stomping Grounds 2019 -06.23.19 Live from Tacoma, WA in the “cavernous” Tacomadome. It would be less cavernous if they had a full crowd, I bet. Your hosts are Michael Cole and his merry band of idiots, who were REALLY annoying tonight.  Corey Graves just needs to learn when to SHUT ... Read more

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I think we should talk about Women’s Wrestling

We live in a world where a WrestleMania that had 2 heavyweight title bouts and Brock Lesnar, a legitimate All-World athlete, that featured a novice pro wrestler who was barely a year into their training and the 4th wheel of NXT’s women’s division. For someone in my age group, who grew up on the WWF ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – December 5th, 1993

December 5, 1993 From Carbondale High School in Carbondale, PA Your hosts are Jim Ross and Bobby Heenan   Razor Ramon vs. Cory Student The announcers talk about Shawn Michaels attacking Razor this past Monday on RAW then hype up Shawn vs. 1-2-3 Kid for this week. Razor slaps Student after working him over but ... Read more

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Stomping Grounds 2019

Stomping Grounds 2019 Date: June 23, 2019 Location: Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, Washington Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, Renee Young It’s the show that no one was asking for, featuring a bunch of rematches from the show that fans didn’t want to watch in the first place. The big question here is ... Read more

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TJR Retro: WWF Raw Deal 06/26/00 Review (The Rock vs. Kurt Angle vs. Triple H)

The King of the Ring 2000 PPV saw The Rock become the new WWF Champion and Kurt Angle won the King of the Ring tournament. Edge and Christian also won back the WWF Tag Team Titles. This Raw signified a change in direction for WWE. The heel McMahon-Helmsley group had dominated TV for months, but ... Read more

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Rockers heel promo in Memphis

Since this came up in the Sheepherders thread. I can’t find the matches but I love the promos from Shawn and Marty. For those who love bizarre alternate history, the Evil RNR vs PG13 feud from Memphis is also gloriously batshit awesome, complete with Mark Curtis as JJ Dillon.

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ECW on Sci-Fi 05/19/2009 #154

Judgement Day 2009: Christian vs. Jack Swagger (ECW Title) Uh oh, we’re in the European Title Match No-One Asked for slot on the PPV but luckily Christian gets a tremendous pop that is far bigger than the brand he’s representing. Christian fucks with Jack by hitting and running away while Striker compares Christian’s offence to ... Read more

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I mean, honestly…

Hey Scott! Thanks for taking the time to answer e-mails, hope you're well.  When I look over the schedule of the upcoming G1 Climax, I can't help but be struck by the staggering amount of great wrestling we'll be getting over that month or so. And the most astonishing part is that there's going to ... Read more

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Fantastics/Sheepherders

Watched Crockett Cup 86 and really enjoyed the Fantastics vs Sheepherders brawl.  Was there ever any consideration for this version of the Sheepherders to appear in the WWE instead of the kid friendlier version? Is size the main reason The Fantastics never had a run in the WWE. I feel cheated we never got a ... Read more

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Lost Matches

Hey Scott, any chance we see the Benoit tryout match vs Owen Hart match? I think it was a Raw taping in 95. There is also a Shotgun Saturday Night match with One Man Gang and Terry Funk winning the US title from Jarrett in Texas that would be cool to see. They're not adding ... Read more

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Bret Hart in 1996

When Bret Hart was gone from the WWF after dropping the Championship to Shawn Michaels at W.M. 12 for several months before coming back in the Fall of that year, was he not under contract to the company?  I seem to remember on a live episode of Raw them playing up if Hart was going ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling–03.22.85

(Unfortunately the WWE Network was down on Saturday night when I went to do a rant for this morning, so we might as well carry on with Mid-South because I had already done the next episode, back when they first started adding the Watts footage to the Network in 2015.  I can only hope it’s ... Read more

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Cheap and Lazy Sunday Thread

The WWE Network wasn’t working for me on Saturday night as of this writing, but luckily I had already written the rant for the next Mid-South episode, back in 2015 when they were added to the Network, so you get that instead.  Otherwise I had been planning on the episode of Superstars after Warrior left. ... Read more

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Smackdown – January 20, 2005

Smackdown Date: January 20, 2005 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s time to get ready for the Royal Rumble and so far that means focusing on the Smackdown World Title match. JBL, Kurt Angle and Big Show have been playing mind games with each other and I don’t see that ... Read more

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WWE Leaving Sky TV In UK

Scott, Not sure if this is on your radar but WWE switching UK programming from Sky TV to a rival sports network called BT Sport will happen in early 2020. WWE/WWF has been a fixture on Skys subscription channels since 1989 but their relationship has soured recently over falling ratings and Sky obviously not making ... Read more

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Question on “Boring” Heels

Hi Scott, Can I ask what your thoughts are on modern-day heels? I know that the consensus seems to be that Shane McMahon and Baron Corbin are "Boring", but I feel it's far more complex. I believe we are in a new era that WWE is surprisingly aware of. Back in, let's say 1998 and ... Read more

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Mike Bennett-Maria re-signing with the WWE

Where you surprised Mike Bennett and Maria re-signed with the WWE after asking for their releases just a few months ago?  Vince McMahon must have paid them well to be on a show few people watch.  If so, kudos to them.   Vince's current policy is to sign EVERYONE and sign them to long-term soul-crushing deals ... Read more

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WWE STOMPING GROUND!!!

Amirite or amirite? Swear to god, if they manage to stretch this thing out to four hours tomorrow, they're gonna have to distribute oxygen tanks to the lower bowl.  On the bright side, at least there's lots of empty seats for people to stretch out and take a nap.  

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling–03.16.85

The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 03.16.85 Taped from Shreveport, LA Your hosts are Boyd Pierce & Bill Watts. Bill wants everyone to know that Mid-South stands behind the authorities with regards to Ted Dibiase smashing up Jim Duggan’s windshield, but Duggan is a real man who fights his own battles, so he won’t ... Read more

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TJR Retro: WWF King of the Ring 2000 Review

It’s time for WWF King of the Ring with a unique main event match that was unlike anything we had ever seen before. That wasn’t necessarily a good thing! The synopsis from WWE Network: “The Rock, Kane, and The Undertaker vs. Triple H, Vince and Shane McMahon to determine the WWE Champion. King of The ... Read more

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Friday Night Party Thread: June 21, 2019

We made it! Just two more days until WWE presents In Your House: Stomp the Yard or whatever.  I’ll open a thread for discussion if I remember it’s happening in time. Personal wresting adventure: I have been invited to referee for a show in Fredericksburg, VA.  This marks the third promotion I will have refereed ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – July 15, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary as WCW Saturday Night returns to two hours in the lead up to Bash at the Beach.  The matches here were taped in Atlanta on June 21. –A video package recaps the feud over the tag team titles between Harlem Heat, the Nasty Boys, and the Blue ... Read more

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WWF Superstars of Wrestling – December 4th, 1993

December 4, 1993 From Farrell Hall in Delhi, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon (who is wearing a Santa cap) and Stan Lane (who holds up a stocking for Doink the Clown and a smaller one for Dink). Vince says we will see Shawn Michaels, Diesel, Razor Ramon, and the 1-2-3 Kid this week and ... Read more

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Truth the Wedding Crasher

It was the happiest day of @WWEMaverick's life…until @RonKillings CRASHED IT to once again become #247Champion! pic.twitter.com/eebwttjgbe — WWE (@WWE) June 21, 2019 The shot of the referee and Drake’s terrified reaction were tremendous. Now if they would only find a different finish besides the damn rollup!

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Acceptance (BoD)

Since you seem to be asked about the same things over and over, I hope this is not a repeat. What happens if instead of rejecting them completely, the crowd accepts the ‘fake Diesel’ and ‘fake Razor’ characters as just new actors playing the roles, and reacts as if there was little to no difference? ... Read more

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Does Sinclair buying Fox Regional Sports help ROH?

Hi Scott, Thought this might result in a good blog discussion. So Sinclair is buying 20 Fox Regional Sports networks, if they choose to put ROH programming on them does it matter?  With ROH currently only being on Sinclair owned stations they have a lot of coverage holes. But a lot of those holes would ... Read more

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WWE’s “Hoss Division” Best Matches?

The email you got the other day about Mark Henry got me to thinking;  What were the best matches of 4 of these "Hoss Division" wrestlers; -Mark Henry -Kane  -Big Show -Viscera  Henry was probably the Orton match where he won the World title or maybe the Cena match.  Kane still has to be the ... Read more

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ECW TV Hidden Gems

So again I’m ploughing through ECW TV having watched all 1998 and now deep into 1999, and I’m enjoying what it is offering. I’ve watched a few genuinely great matches (that sweet 4 star+ range) during this 98 to 99 period that have little to no fanfare online and I can’t quite understand why. Everyone ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event–11.14.92

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 11.14.92 Well, this fits perfectly into the timeline with Superstars right now, and it’s short. This was the second of the FOX specials to be produced, and was such a bomb that it basically killed the SNME concept dead for a decade afterwards. Taped from Indiana ... Read more

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WWF October 20th, 1993 – Lex Luger vs. Ludvig Borga

I thought I’d review this match since it fits along with my timeline and the fact these guys, to the best of my knowledge, never had a televised match. It took place at the 10/20 “Superstars” tapings at the Burlington Civic Center in Burlington, VT. and featured on the “WWE Unreleased Never Before Seen Matches ... Read more

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Indies and Insanity: June 20, 2019

Tonight is Zion Williamson Coronation Night!  GO DUKE!  Also expect Ja Morant to go to Memphis and be the most intriguing rookie of the bunch.  RJ Barrett looks to be the Knicks’ latest savior.  After that, things could get crazy.  BOLD PREDICTION: The Pelicans trade #4 to the Hawks for #8 and #17.  (Editor’s Note: ... Read more

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Awesome new Hidden Gem.

Scott, not sure if you've heard about this yet:http://bit.ly/2WR5q1S I say you should skip Stomping Grounds on Sunday and do this instead. What the ACTUAL FUCK?!?   I wish I had a time machine so I could tape all this stuff and then go back to 1996 and clean up on the tape trading scene. ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – July 15, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Orlando, Florida. –Opening Contest:  Hacksaw Jim Duggan (26-3-1) pins Dave Dalton after a three-point stance clothesline at 2:05: Duggan ribs ring announcer Gary Michael Capetta by swinging the American flag over his head, forcing Capetta to duck when announcing Dalton’s name.  Duggan ... Read more

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Going on strike

We've had walk outs, strikes and stoppages in just about every sport, so why not now for the scripted sport we love to hate in the WWE?  Ownership is making tons of cash regardless of how bad the product is to watch, and getting that money from some highly questionable business partners. We've heard the ... Read more

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Warrior retirement

In an industry where workers have a lot of trouble getting out, how was Jim Hellwig able to get by financially for so many years out of the wrestling business? I'm sure he made decent money in his WWF run, but I can't see him living for life on what was four full time WWF ... Read more

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WWF Monday Night RAW – November 29th, 1993

November 29, 1993 From the Westchester County Civic Center in White Plains, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan, who goes off about Gorilla Monsoon trying to put his hands on him at the Survivor Series. Tonight, we have Razor Ramon vs. Diesel. Also in action are Ludvig Borga, Owen Hart, plus the ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: June 20, 2019

SI.com This Week in Wrestling http://bit.ly/2RoCyww   Lars Sullivan Update Sullivan’s knee injury reported on last week was worse than anticipated but we don’t know more details than that. He underwent an MRI during the week. The only stuff (Dave Meltzer) heard is that the company believes he will be out six to nine months. ... Read more

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Rick Rude as a face?

Watching Halloween Havoc 92 and reading your rant and you suggest an angle after Vader, who is defending the US title for Rude, beats Koloff.  Rude comes back to get his title and Vader tells him to fuck off, and Rude turns face.  Could a Rude face turn have even worked back then?  I'm not ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars–11.14.92

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 11.14.92 Taped from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, the last of a ripping good set of tapings, actually. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Mr. Perfect Intercontinental title: British Bulldog v. Repo Man Given all the dead feuds being resurrected for Survivor Series, I’m surprised they didn’t have this one booked ... Read more

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Introductory vignettes

Hey Scott, What’s the best-ever example of those brief tapes vignettes to introduce an incoming wrestler? Perfect? Dibiase? Something else? Gotta be a tie between Perfect and Dibiase.  Dibiase's introduction was so great that he was instantly a top heel without doing anything in the ring.  Honorable mention to Razor Ramon, who l appreciate much ... Read more

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Bray Wyatt resurrected

Bray's "Funhouse" segments have been the highlights of the weekly shows for 2 months. I think they've been able to rebuild Bray & his masked creature side looks pretty awesome.  If the fans respond to Bray the way they did when he first debuted & he's majorly over, should WWE go all the way with ... Read more

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Punk vs. Bryan

Yo Scott, Phred here, I was just looking at the Observer HoF and while Bryan was inducted in 2016 (before his comeback) Punk is currently not in. Now I understand the WON has it's own qualifications and such, but I really don't see how Bryan can be seen as a greater talent than Punk. Yes, ... Read more

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NXT UK – June 19, 2019

NXT UK Date: June 19, 2019 Location: Download Festival, Leicestershire, England Commentators: Vic Joseph, Aiden English Things are shaking up around here as Imperium has added its fourth member with Alexander Wolfe. That is likely to set up a fourth member of British Strong Style, or at least a friend or two, to help fight ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – November 28th, 1993

November 28, 1993 From Carbondale High School in Carbondale, PA. This TV taping was notable for the prinicipal and school board being irate at the conditions of the facilities after the tapings, which included human feces, whiskey bottles, and chicken bones all over the place. They were justified in their anger to say the least. ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – January 17, 2005

Monday Night Raw Date: January 17, 2005 Location: Air Canada Center, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Attendance: 9,600 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler The focus is on Canada this week with Chris Benoit facing Chris Jericho in a challenge match. Other than that, the big story is likely to be the continuing issues between HHH and Batista, ... Read more

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NXT – June 19, 2019

NXT Date: June 19, 2019 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix We’re back in Full Sail for the first real fallout show from Takeover and that means one thing: the Undisputed Era is going to get to have their big moment. Therefore, expect a lot of BAY-BAY’s ... Read more

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Wednesday Night Thread

Tonight is NXT and NXT UK with poor Tommy Hall, who is on the verge of a nervous breakdown judging by the Smackdown review. I feel your pain, buddy! AEW Fyter Fest is coming up for free on BR Live later this month. As long as you’re in a country with the initials “USA”. Everywhere ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – July 15, 1995

There were a few new bouts on WCW Prime for July 10, with Tony Schiavone and Dusty Rhodes narrating the action. –Ron Thompson defeats Kevin Sullivan (8-3) via disqualification when Sullivan throws Thompson over the top rope in seven seconds: Just like Sullivan’s match against Eddie Jackie on the July 1 edition of WCW Pro, ... Read more

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AEW on TNT

Sorry if you've covered this already, but I had always heard that even if WCW had kept up the ratings and stayed at least somewhat profitable (huge "if" I know) that TNT/TBS had become disinterested in pro wrestling at that point anyway. I can't imagine that interest got rekindled by watching Impact bounce around various ... Read more

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Best Sting feud?

Let's drag some more content kicking and screaming out of this Sting topic What would you say was Sting's best ever feud? I'd personally say the one with Vader, but there's also some great ones in there with Ric Flair, Cactus Jack and Rick Rude to name a few What would you say was your ... Read more

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #321 – 19/06/1999

Hello You! Last week on ECW Hardcore TV, The Dudley Boyz jumped poor Balls Mahoney once again in the locker room, bloodying him up with a chair shot. Lance Storm talked trash about The Dudleyz on the phone saying that they were ducking him and Justin Credible, whilst Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn traded ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – November 27th, 1993

November 27, 1993 From Farrell Hall in Delhi, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Stan Lane in his debut as WWF color commentator. Vince tells us that Reo Rodgers will not be here as he had an accident when he fell off of his horse. Lane talks about the Survivor Series and did a ... Read more

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The House Show Formula

Hello there, A couple questions about how 80s/90s WWF house shows were put together: 1) As we all know, the classic formula for the major feuds was to do multiple runs around the circuit: one guy gets counted out/DQ'd the first time through, the other guy gets counted out/DQ'd the second time, the babyface gets ... Read more

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Mark Henry Retirement

Hey, so I was listening to Mark Henry speak today about his fake retirement angle with Cena. I watched it again and man did he have me and the crowd. He should have gotten another run with the title even if it be a short one off of that angle. I know he was broken ... Read more

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Turner Cancelling WCW Programs

When Turner cancelled WCW programming in 2001, was it really because they "wanted to get out of the "rasslin business" into scripted dramas, or was that just their cover story excuse?  "Rasslin business" or not, that seemed kind of hasty to just throw away programs that were drawing millions of viewers a week for their ... Read more

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Long Game for the AEW Belt

Page v. Jericho for the AEW title. Do you… 1. Put Page over Jericho, having the rockstar vet give the “homegrown” guy the rub. Or… B. Jericho becomes the first AEW champion. He does his sleazy aging rockstar douchebag routine while beating Page in rematches, Moxley, and Cody, eventually getting us to Alpha/Omega III with ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling–01.04.86

(So for those who may not have been following me during the WWE Classics on Demand era, I actually have a complete run of World Championship Wrestling on TBS done from June ‘85 until the place I left off at the very end of 1986 once the show was on the Network.  Anyway, as a ... Read more

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Mike Reviews: NWA-TNA Episode #1 – 19/06/2002

Seeing as TNA/Impact Wrestling has somehow managed to survive a whopping 17 years, I decided I would set the way back machine to 2002 and watch the first ever event in the company’s history, seeing as it’s up on their official YouTube page and all. For those who weren’t around or have expunged this period ... Read more

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Smackdown – June 18, 2019

Smackdown Date: June 18, 2019 Location: Citizens Business Bank Arena, Ontario, California Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves It’s the go home show for Stomping Grounds and that means we’re needing some final pushes towards the show. That means Dolph Ziggler, who faces New Day member Xavier Woods tonight. Other than that, it’s likely ... Read more

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Tuesday Night Thread

Tonight! We continue limping along to the PPV on Sunday. RAW didn’t exactly bounce back with the end of basketball, only going up 5 percent from last week’s bottom of the ratings barrel. http://bit.ly/2RliTxH G1 in Dallas is gonna be headlined by Tanahashi vs Okada in the main event. So that should be pretty boss.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – July 9, 1995

–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan do the studio duties and they do their best to sell the Shark as a legitimate threat to Hulkamania. –A new Dungeon of Doom vignette sees Vader return in his mastodon mask.  Vader says he has crossed a new dimension and now has more power than Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania ... Read more

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Progress Wrestling now available on Powerslam.TV

Hi Scott, I hope this finds you exceedingly well. Please see the below press release announcing our new partnership with Progress Wrestling. Let me know if you have any questions, and thanks as always for helping us to get the word out! Best, Chris FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JUNE 17, 2019 U.K. PRO WRESTLING POWERHOUSE, PROGRESS ... Read more

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More Like Limping Grounds Am I Right?

So basically the wwe said let’s run back the same card no one liked from super showdown, get rid of the part timer matches that draw in the casual fan, and take out any potential excitement that could come with the possibility of Brock cashing in mib because there’s no way he’s coming to two ... Read more

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Muta as Black Scorpion

I’m sure you addressed this, but was this ever an option? Would’ve totally paid off the angle with a legit opponent and the match would’ve probably been great.  You are correct, it would have been great.  I can see how they might balk at someone without much in the way of English promo skills filling ... Read more

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No Suzuki in G1?!

Any real life backstage reason we don’t get ageless badass Minoru Suzuki in G1 (whereas we’re stuck with NJPWs version of Baron Corbin, aka Lance Archer)? I feel like we’re being deprived of Suzuki vs Moxley, or Suzuki vs KENTA. Honestly his absence is the only one short of this being a dream line up. ... Read more

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Best of the Decade

Hey Scott,   With the 2010s coming to a close soon, will you be doing a best of the 2010s match listing? Between WWE, NXT, New Japan, there's some GOOD SHIT to rank.   Thanks Given that I was barely watching for a good chunk of the decade and didn't have reliable access to New ... Read more

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That’s enough talk about AEW

Let's talk about AEW, instead! Are there any feuds beyond what looks like the four main eventers (Mox, Jericho, Omega, and Juice Cassidy), or even the big names in general that would interest you? You're not a big indie guy (Ace Romero is the big indie guy!), so I figured your take would be less ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling–01.04.86

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 01.04.86 Yeah, so they just dumped a shitload more Mid-Atlantic onto the Network, 43 episodes in total, and now I can jump to the year that’s more in my wheelhouse: 1986. For context’s sake, we’re well past the point when Crockett’s crew has taken over TBS from ... Read more

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WWF 1993 Survivor Series

November 24, 1993 From the Boston Garden in Boston, MA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan   We start off with Lex Luger and his family at their home in front of a fireplace as they wish us all a Happy Thanksgiving. In his 1993 WWE Timeline with Kayfabe Commentaries, Luger said he ... Read more

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-13-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: August 13, 1983 (taped 07/29) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Can Kerry defeat Hayes as part of our double main event? Will Roberts gain revenge on Parsons for his hair loss? How will Adams and Lothario fare against Mongol and Markus? Also, who will set this reflection ablaze with ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – June 17, 2019

Monday Night Raw Date: June 17, 2019 Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young It’s the go home show for Stomping Grounds and egads they need to come up with something to bring some fire to the show. There are all kinds of tickets still available and while you ... Read more

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone is well and had a great weekend. Believe it or not there’s ANOTHER go home show for another PPV. Which means we’ll get more Lacey Evans and Baron Corbin than we can handle. The good news is they are hyping a match between Seth Rollins and Daniel Bryan which ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – July 8, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan call the action to kick off a new set of tapings at Center Stage in Atlanta that were filmed on June 25.  Tonight’s show is a one-hour episode. –Opening Contest:  Hacksaw Jim Duggan (25-3-1) pins Kip Abee after a three-point stance clothesline in 45 seconds: Duggan uses a bodyslam and ... Read more

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Impact Wrestling – June 14, 2019

Impact Wrestling Date: June 14, 2019 Location: Melrose Ballroom, New York City, New York Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews We’re out of Philadelphia and hopefully that means we’re on the way towards more of a focus on the good stuff rather than the bad. Part of the company’s issues have been going hot and cold ... Read more

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Will Ospreay = Best In The World

Been seeing alot of talk about how Will should be in discussion for best In the world (clearly Shane McMahon) due to his recent string of great matches & toning down his style. Would you agree? Two five-star matches in the span of a few days would certainly lend that viewpoint some validity.  

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Best worker you’ve seen the least of?

Hey Scott,  Getting into joshi recently, I keep being blown away by some of the workers from 1990s AJW I'd never seen before. Who would you say are the best workers you haven't seen much of?  I would mostly say guys who are before my time, like Lou Thesz, or guys outside of my sphere ... Read more

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WWE discontinuing certain PPVs

When the WWE decides to discontinue a PPV name/theme,(for example "Night Of Champions"), is the reason almost always financial, or are other factors involved as well?   They named a PPV "Stomping Grounds".  Who the hell knows what reasons they do anything for anymore?

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This is either incredibly stupid or ingenious. Probably the first.

Why doesn’t WWE bring back the Warrior? I’m not talking about the Ultimate Warrior- clearly, the WWE is not a world leader in raising the dead, despite having the Undertaker on call. But UW always ranted about how he was “sent” here by some more powerful, more cosmic forces. What if those forces decided that ... Read more

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WWF 1993 Survivor Series Showdown

November 21, 1993 Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Bobby Heenan then in another location (at Delhi, NY from the 11/10 “Superstars” tapings) we have Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon at the other location (at Bushkill, PA from the 11/8 “Monday Night RAW” taping)   We get a video package on last week’s IRS vs. ... Read more

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The Viking Raiders

Why haven't the Viking Raiders been on television for several weeks now?  Initially I thought one or both may have been hurt, but apparently they were in the Battle Royal at Super Showdown.  Think Vince has lost interest in them already?  I don't feel like Vince had any particular interest in them in the first ... Read more

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Warrior

One of the major reasons his title reign flopped was a lack of major challengers.  Earthquake would seem to be a viable challenger but obviously you needed him for the Hogan feud.  Why not have Rude injure Hogan and then have Quake feud with Warrior.  You can always go back to Rude/warrior later.   Fair question, ... Read more

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A little more Sting

Hey Scott, 1. Regarding Sting's drawing power: do you think it's fair that the champion is the one getting the credit for being a draw in these scenarios? Sting was a guy I loved watching chase the title. And NWA/WCW fans were conditioned to that formula. So fans wanted to see Sting chase Flair and ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars–11.07.92

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 11.07.92 Well, I don’t think we can top last week’s show, but the thumbnail does spoil one historic debut, at least. Taped from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Mr. Perfect. And although Perfect isn’t happy with the results of the election, he’s happy that Money ... Read more

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Hypotheticals

Hi Scott, I don't know how slow Monday is going to be, so here are some questions for discussion. 1) Roman Reigns has only wrestled in the era of 50/50 booking and nobody being bigger than the WWE brand. If he starts to get a successful acting career and leaves for Hollywood permanently, what does Vince ... Read more

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 08-06-1983

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: August 6, 1983 (taped 07/29) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Can the Freebirds with Garvin recapture the six-man titles? Will Mr. Ebony halt Parsons’ momentum? How will Adams fare against his nemesis Mongol? Also, who will stop by to capture more WCCW goodness with us tonight? Let’s find out! ... Read more

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