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All-time WrestleMania card

Scott, This is more for a discussion thread, but feel free to weigh in. Since it’s WrestleMania weekend, here’s a fun little exercise. From the past 36 WrestleMania shows, you’re able to put together one 12-match best-of card. Any wrestler can only appear once. Any title can only be defended once (e.g., no picking both ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/321hra3 via IFTTT

Post-COVID

Hey Scott, If you had to guess, how bad to you think Vince’s reckoning will be when he gets live crowds back who will most likely disagree with his piped in cinematic RAWs/PPVs? And will he even care? You’ve said it’s about content; but, even once a TV contract ends, the next one could be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dOZa5b via IFTTT

When did “dramatic wrestling” become so popular?

Hey Scott, Long time blog reader and commenter, first time emailer. In recent years, something that seems to becoming more and more popular is “dramatic wrestling”, by which I mean wrestling matches where wrestlers will really over-emote and act in the ring, cutting promos mid-match and speaking the story of the match out loud.  We saw ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3myJcQH via IFTTT

Booker Of The Year

So do you think this flood of negative feedback being directed toward AEW is completely blowing Tony's mind?  You just know that he has such a lack of self-awareness that he REALLY thought anything they do will be cherished by internet fans.  Can you imagine that think tank of EVPS in those creative meetings?  “See, we're not ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gcC3o7 via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – WCW Spring Stampede 1999 (11/04/1999)

Hello You! I was a bit rough on ol’ WCW a couple of weeks back in a Stinker Review, so I thought I’d redress the balance a bit and review one of their notable good shows in the form of Spring Stampede 99. WCW actually had a relatively solid start to 99 pay per view ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Qb2u2j via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 05.29.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 05.29.82 Time for a little palate cleanser before Wrestlemania weekend! Taped from Charlotte, NC Your host is Bob Caudle Wahoo McDaniel joins Bob at the desk to start, and he’s the NEW US champion.  Well, shit.  Sucks for Sarge.  For once they had a real patriot holding ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dTfGky via IFTTT

Shoot Interview with the Dream Team – Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and Brutus Beefcake!

I’ve not really had anything of interest to review lately alongside being busy, but have seen clips of this on YouTube and while it may end up being a load of bullshit it at least looks to be entertaining bullshit and clocks in at just over an hour. Filmed in Las Vegas at the Hammer’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3d86fPf via IFTTT

Violence X Suffering: Lucid Dreams

Violence X Suffering: Lucid Dreams Date: April 9, 2021 Location: Cuban Club, Ybor City, Florida Commentators: Various We’re back with another midnight show from GCW’s the Collective and that could mean a lot of things. I don’t know anything about this promotion or anything about this show, so as usual I’m coming in blind. That ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dUDNzi via IFTTT

205 Live – April 9, 2021

No I won’t be doing this regularly but it’s Wrestlemania week so here’s a bonus.   205 Live Date: April 9, 2021 Host: Nigel McGuinness It’s Wrestlemania weekend and since this show means all of absolutely nothing in WWE, this is a best of show. That might be the best thing that can be done ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uJ1cL5 via IFTTT

Smackdown – April 9, 2021

Smackdown Date: April 9, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania and for once, there are some important things actually happening here. This time around we have the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, plus a Smackdown Tag Team Title match. Normally I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dUdqcM via IFTTT

RetroMania Wrestling

So… what did you think of it?  Bonus Question: Which was the better N64 game, WCW/nWo Revenge or No Mercy? To be honest, I found the difficulty on Retromania to be overly punishing to the point of frustration, and I lost interest in it pretty quickly.  With Wrestlefest you can at least pump in quarters ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Rp5yIT via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: April 9, 2021

It is time. The weekend the wrestling world waits the whole year for is here.  WrestleMania, which has expanded from the WWF’s signature event to more or less wrestling’s version of Comic-Con, is upon us. Tonight, SmackDown is the WrestleMania Pre-Show.  We will have parting words from Roman Reigns, Edge, and Daniel Bryan concerning their ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dQw6dt via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 14, 1990

Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon call today’s action, wrapping up the television tapings in Nashville, Tennessee. Opening Contest:  Jake Roberts pins George South with a sunset flip at 1:18: A second-generation talent, Roberts started his career in Louisiana in 1974 and came up through the NWA territory system, Mid-South, and World Class.  After a decade ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3t4uof6 via IFTTT

Action Wrestling/Southern Underground Pro Have Fun Be Sad

Have Fun Be Sad Date: April 9, 2021 Location: 81Bay Brewing, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Various This is from Action Pro Wrestling and Southern Underground Pro Wrestling coming together for a show. I have no idea what that is going to mean as I don’t know anything about either promotion, but there is always the chance ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mDaaqb via IFTTT

Maybe…

…AEW has lost their way because we're over a year into the crowdless covid-era? So much of AEW's success was how invested the live crowds were in the product, the new ideas, the characters and the wrestling match itself was a bigger focus. Tangible, visceral crowd reactions drove many of the storylines, became a huge ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3s9bhz4 via IFTTT

WWF Action Zone – June 11th, 1995

June 11, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Stan Lane This week’s featured match is Adam Bomb vs. Jean Pierre-Lafitte. We also get a video package to hype this match to start the show.   Bam Bam Bigelow defeats Reginald Walker from the 6/11 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”    Replay of the Diesel interview ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3d1zO4K via IFTTT

How you feeling?

AEW Wednesday night and two nights of NXT already this week. Are you burned out yet? Will we get extra surly Scott by mid-show Sunday? Not if the blog keeps bringing in numbers like it has the past two days.  For the kind of action it's getting I'll review 2.5 -5 hours of wrestling all ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3g9Z6Qr via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.09.21

One more sleep until Wrestlemania!  Is what I’d be saying if they had done any kind of decent job of building this year’s show up, at all. Watch: WWE Inducts Ten Into Legacy Wing Of Hall Of Fame https://ift.tt/3d3H7sF WWE Accidentally Spoils Change To Wrestlemania Match (Mild spoiler) https://ift.tt/3cZsBlL   Speaking of Wrestlemania builds… from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39UWEZO via IFTTT

GCW For The Culture 2021

For The Culture 2021 Date: April 8, 2021 Location: Cuban Club, Tampa, Florida Commentator: Big Perc We continue the Wrestlemania weekend run with our first offering from the Collective. This is from Game Changer Wrestling which has some rather unique options at times. They have a rather solid collection of talent from what I’ve seen ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dLvJRz via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – April 8, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: April 8, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown It’s the first show on a new night as Impact is back on Thursdays. As a result it is time for a stacked card, including the first ever Kenny Omega match around here. Throw in the fact that we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wEfwGr via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver Night Two – 04.08.21

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver Night Two – 04.08.21 Live from Orlando, FL Your hosts are Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett & Beth Phoenix. NXT Cruiserweight title unification, ladder match:  Jordan Devlin v. Santos Escobar They slug it out to start as the announcers are now telling the story that in fact ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mwDTRw via IFTTT

Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night Two

Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night Two Date: April 8, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett We’re back here after a heck of a first night and the card here might look even better. The main event is the showdown over the NXT Title as Finn Balor ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39V5rv8 via IFTTT

NXT UK: Prelude

NXT UK: Prelude Date: April 8, 2021 Location: BT Sports Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd I’m not sure what the deal is with this one as the show has a fancy title but it seems to just be a beefed up episode of the show. What matters most here is that Walter ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39VFnQg via IFTTT

Thursday Night EVENT CENTER: April 8, 2021 (Impact, Indies, and Insanity)

  Good evening, everyone, and welcome to the Event Center here at the Blog of Doom.  It’s WrestleMania week, and that means the wrestling world is converging on one location — this year, it’s Tampa, Florida.  Both IWTV and FITE are bringing you a long line of wrestling from the hottest talents under the radar ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dL5PgB via IFTTT

IWTV Family Reunion 2021 Part 2

IWTV Family Reunion 2021 Part 2 Date: April 8, 2021 Location: 81Bay Brewing, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Various Must like the first part all those hours ago, this is something of a sampler of the various promotions offered by Independent Wrestling.TV. That means we are going to get a nice mixture of stuff, hopefully with mainly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wHWjU2 via IFTTT

Mickie James vs Trish Stratus Match Reaction

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dl2Tpsu-Q7s Truly a five star whitewash by WWE. People just “cared about the characters” so much (raw HLA had nothing to do with it), there were certainly no botches, and it CERTAINLY did not have one of the most infamous spots ever at Wrestlemania! This is why winning is so important. The winners get to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dOWrsf via IFTTT

fantastics

Hi. Do you have the match where the midnight express destroys the Fantastics prior to the match?   You're…uh…going to have to narrow that one down a bit, I feel like.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3g1OsL8 via IFTTT

Mickie James

I hadn't thought about this until now, but after Mickie beat Trish at WrestleMania 22, she didn't have another Mania match until 25 (the diva's battle royal which Santino won), or if you don't count that, a 10 diva tag match the next year at Mania 26.  What gives?  Did Vince lose faith in Mickie ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mDfGZZ via IFTTT

Trying Too Hard

Is AEW trying to hard? Vince pretends that there is no wrestling world outside of WWE. AEW seems to be trying way too hard to prove that there is. Referencing all this history in New Japan. Working with NWA and Impact. It’s hard to keep track of. In addition they also seem to be bringing ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3d1qWw3 via IFTTT

Main Event – April 8, 2021

No this isn’t going to be a normal thing but here’s a bonus for Wrestlemania week.   Main Event Date: April 8, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Kevin Patrick, Byron Saxton It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania so it’s time for the really important recap videos. I don’t expect anything new ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wE5xAW via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver Night One – 04.07.21

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover Stand & Deliver – Night 1 (04.07.21) Live on the WWE Network without commercials, from Orlando, FL.  Gotta say, I was very impressed with how seamless the non-commercials were on this show and it felt like a regular PPV, so kudos for that before we even get started. Your ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3s0dFrR via IFTTT

IWTV Family Reunion 2021 Part 1

IWTV Family Reunion 2021 Part 1 Date: April 8, 2021 Location: 81Bay Brewing, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Various We’ll start the marathon wrestling weekend with this, part of the Showcase of the Independents. I watched the Family Reunion show two years ago and had a good enough time with it to try another version. IWTV is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39RO7XS via IFTTT

WWF Wrestling Challenge – June 11th, 1995

June 11, 1995 From the Cambria County War Memorial in Johnstown, PA Your hosts are Jim Ross & Gorilla Monsoon Before the show, we see Jerry Lawler underneath a horse inside of his royal stable. Lawler tells Bret Hart he is here walking around in his bare feet to prepare for their Kiss My Foot ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39RtKKo via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.08.21

Big night last night! Also I finished Miles Morales so that’s pretty cool too. Two Title Changes At Takeover https://ift.tt/3rUHTwo WWE President Says Becky Lynch And Ronda Rousey Are Returning https://ift.tt/3fSi51r https://ift.tt/3rYHfhp AEW Blood & Guts Is Coming https://ift.tt/3fWfvYm from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PLSQDl via IFTTT

Dynamite – April 7, 2021

Dynamite Date: April 7, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone Believe it or not we have a big six man tag here with the Young Bucks and Jon Moxley teaming up to face Kenny Omega and the Good Brothers. That certainly has potential, as does the next step in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3upHR1g via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.07.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.07.21 Ehhhhhh…I’ll do NXT tomorrow morning.  That’s why the good lord invented DVR and the WWE Network. Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross & Excalibur Hangman Page v. Max Caster Caster gets a particularly spicy diss track on the way to the ring ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3www5UJ via IFTTT

Takeover Stand & Deliver Night One

Takeover: Stand & Deliver Night One Date: April 7, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida| Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix Things are changing a bit here as we have the first ever two night Takeover. It’s going to be interesting to see if they can make a two night event work, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dKGBil via IFTTT

Ring Of Honor TV – April 7, 2021

No this won’t be a regular thing but I figured I’d throw all the regular shows I do on here for the sake of Wrestlemania Week.   Ring of Honor Date: April 7, 2021 Location: UMBC Events Center, Baltimore, Maryland Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman Things are in a bit of a shifting phase here ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cZJ4qk via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night War (Is Over) Thread!

TONIGHT!  Two years of fighting and tribalism comes to an end, as it’s the final AEW v. NXT showdown on Wednesdays, before NXT crawls off with its tail between its legs in defeat to Tuesdays.  I’M KIDDING. I’m gonna do both shows tonight because I’m HARDCORE and I really want to see WALTER v. Ciampa, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3fOBfoX via IFTTT

Cyber Sunday 2006

Cyber Sunday 2006 Date: November 5, 2006 Location: US Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio Attendance: 7,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s time for the interactive show as we have the fans picking a lot of the specifics about the card. This can range from stipulations to titles on the line to participants, though hopefully we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3fRhtJu via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – November 6, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: November 6, 2006 Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We are done with Cyber Sunday and the big story continues to be John Cena vs. Kevin Federline. That might not be the most thrilling story in the world, but hopefully we can move on from this and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39RAuaO via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – January 13, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary and they are concluding the tapings in Huntsville, Alabama. Surviving footage of this show misses the following three squash matches: -The Rockers (1-0) defeated Mike Davis & Lee Peak when Shawn Michaels pinned Peak after a double flying fist drop at 3:28 -Tito Santana (0-1) pinned Mike ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uxhEOc via IFTTT

The Undertaker vs. The Goon (and other Dream Matches!)

Also a weirdo mishmash of Giant Kimala II & Headhunters vs. Johnny Ace, Johnny Smith and a Virtua Fighter character! Welcome back to more Dream Matches! This time we start off with The Goon’s biggest challenge, as he faces the Undertaker during his feud with Vader! Also the time All Japan ran Johnny Ace/Johnny Smith/Wolf ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PAAwNJ via IFTTT

WWF Madison Square Garden – June 10th, 1995

June 10, 1995 This is fan-cam recording of the show. The following matches were not included: Skip vs.  Aldo Montoya, Men on a Mission vs. Smoking Gunns, Jean Pierre Lafitte vs. Doink, and Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Duke Droese.   Man Mountain Rock vs. Bob Backlund Unfortunately, for us, this match was recorded. Backlund does ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cUTaZg via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – Continental Wrestling (28/10/1989)

I wasn’t really feeling All Japan this week, so I decided to try something different. We might go back to it, we might not, I’ll see how I feel in a few weeks. This week we’re going for something a bit different, in the form of Continental Wrestling, which was a territory operating out of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39Pppaz via IFTTT

Robin

Hey Scott, I rewatched WrestleMania V the other night and I hope you can help fill in some of the details on the question that I think everyone has been asking for the past 32 years: What the fuck was Rockin' Robin doing singing “America the Beautiful” to open the show?!? Was that part of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cWTLcX via IFTTT

Meltzer v. Monsoon, Round Whatever

Hello, As has been well established, Meltzer (and the Observer readership in general) loathed Gorilla as an announcer, with Meltzer's reasoning being that Monsoon made the talent look bad by criticizing not hooking the leg, bad application of holds, saying “you're not gonna beat so-and-so with this-and-that.”  But here's the thing, Meltzer's argument is nonsense: ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39OXWpt via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 04.06.21

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 04.06.21 Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Joe Galli & Tim Storm, with Aron Stevens sitting in for the first match.   Last week:  Chris Adonis has apparently joined Strictly Business with Nick Aldis, despite Nick claiming that he “doesn’t condone” the kinds of things that Adonis ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uvvYqB via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.06.21

Thanks to Andy for filling in yesterday, I was experiencing that most wonderful feeling that Canadians get to experience at some point, waiting for four hours in an Emergency admitting waiting room for my wife to be admitted while they call literally everyone else’s name first and then send her home with some pills because ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3fNRlPE via IFTTT

Gedos Booking

Scott, Gedo sucks so bad at booking that the Wrestling Dontaku cards sold out in a day. I wonder if that has anything to do with pushing a new huge wrestling star that all their fans love?  That feels more like Mr. Burns saying “You there Strawberry, go hit a home run” moreso than anything ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dEttvb via IFTTT

NJPW Sakura Genesis 2021

This is my first review for the blog, so thank you to Scott for the opportunity.  Extremely quick background on myself.  I’ve watched wrestling for 32 years, and NJPW specifically since 2014.  I live in New York, and I’m unattractive.  Away we go.    April 4, 2021  Ryogoku Kokugikan – Tokyo, Japan Commentators: Kevin Kelly, Gino Gambino ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uuBo5e via IFTTT

AEW DARK: April 6, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 83 (“Eric Bischoff Not Included”), April 6, 2021. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. Your adjective: “Massive”. TONIGHT! The Sea Stars go for their first win as a team! Red Velvet and KiLynn King face Madi Wrenckowski and Vipress! The search for Fuego ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/31PFzvV via IFTTT

Wrestlemania readership

Hi Scott, Just something I’ve been wondering for some time now about the blog.  Does your readership ebb and flow dependent on how close you are to a major show? Like with WM coming up do you see your numbers going up like we should see ratings and network viewership? Yup.  Wrestlemania is by far ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uo2bzS via IFTTT

Tuesday Night Streaming Thread!

TONIGHT! We’ve got AEW Dark, which Andy will have reviewed shortly I’m sure. Over on Fite.TV, NWA Powerrr has wrapped up and I’ll be reviewing that, of course.  Here’s the post-game show if you’re interested in watching that. Tonight is ALSO the Hall of Fame ceremony on the WWE Network and Peacock in the US, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mo6LeZ via IFTTT

WWF Superstars – June 10th, 1995

June 10, 1995 From the O’Neil Center in Danbury, CT Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix Before the show starts, we see Jerry Lawler putting his dirty, smelly foot inside of his boot as he feels sorry for his opponent, Aldo Montoya, as those two will be wrestling in the featured match.   ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39PWl2v via IFTTT

Sting & Ultimate Warrior

Scott.   I know lots has been said on your blog about Sting & Warrior both having failed 1990 title runs.   I’ve been a wrestling fan for 30 years and both of these still baffle me.   So a couple of quick questions 1.   Even though both runs were considered failures – going into 1990 there is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3fJiHGM via IFTTT

Just Asking

Hey Scott, Maybe this is a stupid question, but what does WWE stand to gain if people sign up for Peacock being they already got the $1 billion deal? Are there incentives based on people that sign up now and if so how would they know for sure people signed up for WWE and not ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dxmfJi via IFTTT

Daily News and Chat: April 6, 2021

WrestleMania is just around the corner!  So be sure to look both ways before crossing the street. CageSide Seats news! According to Bet Online, all the titles are changing hands this weekend.  Big E is the closest thing we have to a champ expected to retain. The Hall of Fame Ceremony should clock in at ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cQ7mml via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for The Main Event #4 – 11.23.90

The SmarK Rant for The Main Event #4 – 11.23.90 So this one was of course originally taped as a Saturday Night’s Main Event, complete with the Rockers winning the tag team titles from the Hart Foundation, but due to schedule changes from NBC it ended up edited down to an hour and moved to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dziq6y via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – April 5, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: April 5, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania and unfortunately about half of the show will be destroyed by the NCAA Championship game. Therefore you might expect a lot crammed into the first hour and a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sU51MS via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – March 30, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: March 30, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: D’Lo Brown, Matt Striker We’re coming up on Hardcore Justice and that means a lot more Tommy Dreamer. It fits a bit better this time around but that doesn’t exactly make things all the more interesting. I’m not entirely sure what we are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wuDMdQ via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: April 5, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 4 (“How Do You Counter Mania Week?”), April 6, 2021. TONIGHT! Preston Vance steps in with Danny Limelight! At both wrestlers’ requests, it’s Matt Hardy squaring off with Alan Angels! Doctor Britt Baker takes on Thunder Rosa’s student Alex Gracia! Max Caster and Colt Cabana face off! ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uhB4Xo via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Don’t mind me…just watching Aaron Rodgers host Jeopardy. Very surreal, but I think Alex Trebek would’ve LOVED it. Anyway. Howdy Blog O’Doomers! RAW is taped. I’m assuming Drew McIntyre gets to go over hired gun Baron Corbin, but don’t trust me. Watch it for yourself. Crazy week for WWE programming with the rather abbreviated Hall ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3uqqZY9 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #28 – 10.13.90

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #28 – 10.13.90 (I’ve already done this episode a couple of times, and once fairly recently, so here’s a repost of the most recent version as a bonus rant tonight, and then tomorrow morning it’s the redo of THE MAIN EVENT #4.)   It’s OKTOBERFEST!  Oh man, I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dAcxpQ via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – January 8, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s broadcast.  Tonight’s two feature bouts come from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada and were taped on December 14. Opening Contest:  Roddy Piper beats Tony Burton via submission to a side suplex at 1:56: Piper was one of the most recognizable stars that the WWF had on its roster in 1990, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wtA5VY via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: LLPW in 1994 (Bull Nakano vs. Kandori in a Chain Match)

Oh shit how can I NOT use this picture for this article. This is like a friggin’ Renaissance painting of action shots. LLPW IN 1994: * LLPW is the joshi league from this time period with the worst online presence, especially these days, so you won’t find much. But they ran a pretty wild card ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3rRAo9x via IFTTT

WWF Nassau Coliseum – June 9th, 1995

June 9, 1995 This is a fan-cam recording of a Nassau Coliseum house show. It omitted the Hunter Hearst Helmsley vs. Doink the Clown match.   Jean Pierre-Lafitte vs. Aldo Montoya Lafitte grabs a side headlock then runs over Montoya to end an Irish whip sequence. Both guys trade hammerlocks then Lafitte runs over Montoya ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cQWYLh via IFTTT

Least deserving push ever?

With Baron Corbin back in the main event picture on RAW, one week before Wrestlemania, given his sad history of tanking TV ratings to record loss, is Corbin the least deserving majorly pushed performer in wrestling? At the moment, yeah.  Overall, Great Khali is right up there with him.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39Im8tv via IFTTT

THAT New Japan title change

So I found out about the title change just now and…they actually did that. They put the title on him. Their world title. After the things that have come out. Him. This is the first time in a while I'm actually speechless about something in wrestling. I think we all know your feelings about it, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dAT5sT via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestlemania III – 03.29.87

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestlemania III – 03.29.87 This rant is… BIGGER. BETTER. BADDER. So, I of course get the bug to watch this show again every few months, and the last time I actually reviewed it was on WWE 24/7 and it’s a new format rant, so I’d like to take this opportunity ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wvnK3F via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.05.21

Good morning!  Rick Poehling has stepped down from doing New Japan reviews for a while, so if you’re interested in covering it for the blog, drop me a line with a sample of your work and we’ll see where it goes.  Thanks to Rick for all his hard work! WWE Developing Two New Game Shows ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PY7ZRK via IFTTT

Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 09-03-1985

Taped from Atlantic, City, NJ Airdate: September 3, 1985 (taped 07/08) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Larry Nelson, Dick McLeod, & Nick Bockwinkel Can Gordy defeat Martel and become World champion? What’s on the mind of the Road Warriors? Long Riders? Jimmy Garvin? What’s that? A pair of wrestlers have infiltrated this reflection? Let’s check it ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cRn8xa via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: April 4, 2021

Happy Easter to everyone except New Japan. We are now officially in WrestleMania Week!  Which, according to Peacock, lasts nine days.  Man, even the calendar is exaggerated in the WWE. Tonight’s Major League Baseball Game of the Week is Chicago AL against Los Angeles AL.  Meanwhile, MLB.TV’s free game of the day is Houston at ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2OlDiFT via IFTTT

Who you got

With the triple threat closing the show next week, who you think goes over? Do they send the fans home happy with a Bryan win? Does Reigns continue his Tribal Chief dominance or do they actually go with old man Edge?  I think Bryan beats Edge and they can do a rematch with Roman later ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3fHpSzo via IFTTT

Searching For Bobby Fish

I know he's injured and all but why the hell has the WWE not brought him down for a guest spot to further the dissolving of the Undisputed Era, as opposed to leaving him off-camera as a loose end to the entire plotline?  I mean, there is a lot of stuff they could have done ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dCem5B via IFTTT

Grandest STAGE of them all?

Question for you and the blog, what's your favorite entrance stage at wm? I personally loved the amusement park bit at 33 with the giant ramp, and I've always been partial to that pyramid set up at 26. Thoughts?  I don't pay any attention to that shit, man.  I just want ring carts back again.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wriz4E via IFTTT

Biggest fall from one Wrestlemania to the next

Hi Scott, So looking back at old Wrestlemania results, there are plenty of moments where a person who was in the main event is gone by the next year. But who had the biggest fall on the card from one year to the next?  Charlotte going from the first women's main event to NXT title ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dEq0gq via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestlemania X-8 – 03.17.02

The SmarK Rant for Wrestlemania X-8 – 03.17.02 (Originally written 04.03.21) I know all the kids are talkin’ bout the 20th anniversary of Wrestlemania X-7 and all at the moment, but what about the poor Wrestlemania that had to FOLLOW that one?  I haven’t actually watched this show outside of the one notable match since ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/31LIpCk via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.04.21

HAPPY EASTER, people!  If you celebrate it.  If you don’t, then sleep in or whatever.  You do you, boo. Why NXT Is No Longer Billed As WWE’s Third Brand https://ift.tt/3dqzvPS Nigerian Drum Fight Likely For Wrestlemania https://ift.tt/2PqBw72 WWE May Have Spoiled A Surprise Hall Of Fame Inductee https://ift.tt/31KeqL1     from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dBFa5Z via IFTTT

Smackdown – November 3, 2006

Smackdown Date: November 3, 2006 Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s the go home show for Cyber Sunday and that means it is time for one more final push towards the Champion of Champions match. I’m not sure what that is going to entail this week, but it’s not ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Pq919y via IFTTT