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Reading a previous thread and a few Wrestlemania based threads my video above has me wondering: "Did you have to be there to appreciate the magnitude of Andre-Hogan?" It was 27 years ago and much like my dad used to tell me I could never appreciate all the big names that came through Florida without being there to witness I wonder if I'm at the same point with Andre and Hogan.

Andre and Hogan was the biggest wrestling match in its time, I still it was the biggest match in WWF history. Probably the biggest wrestling match in the history of this side of the pond. Hogan and Andre were the two big pro wrestling names that mainstream media actually acknowledged. But it was a long time ago and a lot of fans only know Hollywood Hogan and I guess the WWE has to recognize that when they do these lists.

Anyway is Andre-Hogan one of those wrestling events that you really had to be alive to fully appreciate? The match wasn't great by any extent. The internet can show one that the two battled many times in America and Japan so the idea that late March of 1987 was hardly a "One in a Lifetime" situation and they had a rematch eight months later on national TV (that drew 33 MILLION viewers...on a friggin Friday no less) but still if you weren't there can you truly appreciate the spectacle? Maybe but probably not and that's too bad.

Well final live tapings before we head to New Orleans. We're going to have to wrap up a lot tonight. So far we've got:

Triple Threat Match for WWE World Heavyweight Championship: Batista vs. Randy Orton vs. HHH/Daniel Bryan winner.

The Shield vs. Kane & New Age Outlaws

Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar

John Cena vs. Bray Wyatt

Shawn Michaels vs. CM Punk Nevermind :(

Triple H vs. Daniel Bryan

Andre The Giant Battle Royale Thing

Vickie Guerrero Divas Invitational/Elimination Thing

Something for Big E and the IC Title??

Some sort of 4-way thing for the Tag Title.

Looking at this card Daniel Bryan, John Cena, Brat Wyatt and The Shield will have to do some heavy lifting. They also need to figure out a way to make this Battle Royale entertaining.

Either way this isn't exactly the Wrestlemania card we've asked for but it's the one we're gonna get so let's see if it works. Enjoy the show and come out swinging but please keep it clean!



Comments

  1. Soooo.. No Bad News Barrett segment tonight on Raw? :sigh:

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  2. Just think of the furious rewrites going on right now

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  3. Somebody get Lawler away from those kids.. This is a lawsuit waiting to happen..

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  4. He's on the panel of the Pre-Show, so he'll probably be there all night.

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  5. Gentlemen, Meekin, Female lurkers, Princess... your BoD Franchise Player has ARRIVED!

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  6. And the rewrites of those rewrites going on right NOW

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  7. Tempted to not watch RAW tonight just because I don't want to go into Mania pessimistic. Oh well, I'll watch.

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  8. Steve Stennick got unbanned?

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  9. Josh Matthews: "Is Bray Wyatt living rent free inside John Cena's head?"
    Umm... WHAT???

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  10. He's probably telling those boys all about puppies and showing photos of Miss Kitty to them.

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  11. Should have Road to BoD Mania up in this thread in 15 minutes.


    You faced Stranger in the Alps

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  12. I hope the WWE video package guys go on to work in higher paying, more prestigious positions... they are untouchable.

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  13. Preshow topic: anyone else on the fence about ordering Mania this year? My personal interest is pretty low outside of Cena/Bray being somewhat intriguing and I'm more tempted to watch Game of Thrones on Sunday personally.

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  14. Said boys probably have porn sites they visit regularly. I had Playboys at that age.

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  15. I wouldn't be ordering if I didn't already have the Network.

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  16. No choice. I have the Network.

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  17. I keep waiting for them to somehow work in a missing plane.

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  18. I should add that I never committed to the network.

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  19. Brendan MacNamaraMarch 31, 2014 at 5:49 PM

    If it wasn't for the network I would probably skip it. I'll probably DVR Game of Thrones and watch it after.

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  20. Thanks, but I don't deserve that big of intro.

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  21. Very nice... and before all the joking and stuff starts in regard to it... it is very impressive and appreciated that you spend the time to do stuff like that, and while I can't speak for anyone else, I know I always enjoy it.

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  22. Probably a nice resume padding type gig.

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  23. Yeah, that line got a STFU from me.

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  24. I peeked at the wrong time. These days, I'm begging for a chance at Nebb's Pet Rock just to get some screen time.

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  25. Tonight's Mania should feature nothing but squash matches and segments. Not worth risking injury.

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  26. Someone jobs to the Pet Rock for the first time

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  27. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXlXf9X_Vdg

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  28. Isn't it a bit late to suck up to him, Pat Patterson style?

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  29. Absolutely incredible. Especially compared to the uninspiring NBA ones nowadays.

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  30. I'm on the fence. Other than HHH-Bryan, I don't care. The Good Wife is on hiatus next week so I just might be in.

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  31. I hate watching long matches before Mania, too.

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  32. I really set that up on a tee.

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  33. I got your back, yo. I am Jimmy Garvin to your PS Hayes.


    Or not.


    Cause Hayes got fat. And I am fat.


    or something.

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  34. Yeah.. as a video editor myself, I often use their packages as the level that I want my work to reach. Their usage of filters, slow motion and sound fx/music is the gold standard.

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  35. That means Bryan will be doing double duty for 40 minutes against Cesaro and Rollins.

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  36. I'm looking forward to it even if not included.

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  37. You did. I would prefer an over the plate analogy, but I'm not into either sport/activity.

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  38. This was a complete shoot, no sucking up

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  39. I'm aware. Just couldn't pass up the chance for a gay head joke. I thought about working in Al Snow's gimmick, but I passed.

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  40. Batista vs. Randy Orton - WWE is so generous for giving us a WM quality match for free.

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  41. Only two more days til I fly down to New Orleans. I was distracted badly today at work today so I can't imagine how bad it will get tomorrow and Wednesday.

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  42. All that Andre statue needs is a straw so you can fill it up with beer and drink from it.

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  43. Maddox is in the battle royal! Time to change your bets, folks.

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  44. Just don't have a wife and you'll be fine with parallax

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  45. I once had to add some text to a video for my martial arts school using Windows Movie Maker... it took me all fucking day to figure out... Nothing but respect for that profession.

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  46. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jW9cnAbiyrA

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  47. cabspaintedyellowMarch 31, 2014 at 5:54 PM

    THE MAD OX, COMIN' FOR DAT TROPHY THO.

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  48. You will get a gimmick in the BoD soon enough.

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  49. Actually I prefer my disciples to actually have wives

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  50. Brad Maddox in the battle royale.. oh dear God..

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  51. I thought I was the angry fat guy, though I have left some of it behind.

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  52. Cut the Bryan concussion that takes him out of WM30!!

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  53. I almost wish WWE would have kept Batista "officially" face, but made it even more obvious they are shoving him down our throat. That would have actually made him a very organic heel, as the people could continue to feel like they are battling the system by booing him, but now he's just another heel. That was actually an opportunity missed.

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  54. Brendan MacNamaraMarch 31, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    Why wouldn't Barrett be in the battle royal? Everyone else is.

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  55. No Bolts game tonight during Raw so I can finally use my laptop for the BOD for the first time in ages, isntead of trying to keep up with it on a phone.

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  56. cabspaintedyellowMarch 31, 2014 at 5:55 PM

    If there hadn't been the sound of a match a few minutes ago, I would think these shows mostly consist of WWE hyping fans by just playing random entrance music for an hour.

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  57. Is it wrong that I want to slap Alex Riley every time he smiles??

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  58. for a change, he's the one who got some bad news.

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  59. This is the one Raw a year where I'm okay with nothing but promos.

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  60. You laugh A-Ry, but I would mark for some G.I. Bro in the battle royal...

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  61. No fucking way I would pay for it. If I didn't have the network I would steal it... if that didn't work I would just wait and steal it later. All I care about is if the show ends with Bryan holding the belt yelling "YES!" with the crowd... if it does it is a success, if it doesn't it is a failure. It is that simple for me.

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  62. Sounds like the Rays played well.

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  63. variety is good. alternate between slaps and Kawada-esque kicks to the face.

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  64. Thanks to abdominal surgery last week for me, tonight's Raw will be presented in Percoset-o-Vision. I feel like a member of the late 90's WCW roster!

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  65. Yea watched most of it, they looked good, although in baseball The Brewers are still my team and they got a nice 2-0 win over the Braves so was happy for that.

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  66. Since I don't have Network, and there's no way I'd pay for, as the blog likes to say WrestleMEHnia, I'm gonna use my trusty stream......until it starters buffering like crazy halfway through.

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  67. Funny thing is that I actually hate editing.. LOL I'm such a perfectionist that it takes so long for me to finish a project. I love it when it's done, but the process gets frustrating sometimes.

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  68. And now for the three minutes of NCIS I watch per week!

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  69. Whoa.. I don't want to KILL him!!

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  70. If Bryan doesn't get a dramatic moment or the upperhand tonight, be prepared for some whining (possibly from me, too). The dude's scheduled for a main event and all he has to show for it in the build up so far is a pep rally he held a couple weeks back. I fear that even if he does get the belt, he'll get the Mysterio treatment...and we'll be stuck having to listen to Syd H and Vince Jordan going "You do realize he has the belt, right? Huh huh"

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  71. I can relate to that... any website/program I have ever written has always taken me forever to finish because I am never satisfied.

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  72. I have the Network and love it, wish Bryan's win was guaranteed, then I might even be willing to order it on my PS3 heh :P

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  73. So anyone think Bryan might be set up as the fall guy for the drop in WM buys due to the network this year?

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  74. Early comment of the night leader

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  75. intestinal fortitudeMarch 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    LL hates that punching bag!

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  76. Brendan MacNamaraMarch 31, 2014 at 6:00 PM

    Haha, yeah, it's always that weird lady and some sad sounding music.

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  77. Sorry to hear about the surgery but hey percocets aren't bad.

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  78. think I have time to make a chipotle run before Taker's entrance ends?

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  79. We start with Taker? Okay.

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  80. Wow, hate to say it, but the Andre turn did not age well. Hogan went over the top way to fast. From the moment he sees Heenan, we probably hear him say, "No man, this can't be" at least 70 times. A little restraint and nuance would have been nice.

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  81. I wish undertaker was bikertaker again. I just heard the gong and first though was "Not another fucking 20 minute walk to the ring."

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  82. Well, his transition to Hollywood didn't work for a reason, BROTHER.

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  83. Good. Get it outta the way.

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  84. I love Sky's disclaimer.


    ...is what I would say if I were watching that way.

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  85. Yeah... you know things have gotten bad when 'Takers entrances seem dull... I really hope he doesn't slack at 'Mania this year and gives us a good one.

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  86. intestinal fortitudeMarch 31, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    Following up on that white hot, edge of your seat segment that closed last week!

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  87. He'd be down the ring in 5 seconds with that bike.

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  88. You can make a chipotle before Takers entrance ends!

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  89. Undertaker does nothing for me. He's pushing 50 and fights once a year, yet I'm led to believe a guy in his prime who is absolute fighting machine like Brock Lesnar won't beat him?

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  90. HIMYM finale, then Raw on PVR catch up mode.

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  91. Brendan MacNamaraMarch 31, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I'd like to think they know the buy rate is going to tank because of the network. Then again, I'd like to think a lot of things about this company...

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  92. He is pushing 50.

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  93. Yeah. I used to build websites back in the late 80's and that was with basic html and Front Page. Very time consuming for me to do that as well. I know exactly how you feel.

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  94. The lights went out, I thought Scooby took care of that.

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  95. So, we're gonna start with a 'Taker beatdown?

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  96. Make sure you have Chipotlaway first.

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  97. Thanks. It was routine and everything went well so I can't complain in the least.

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  98. There's nothing they can do to save this feud.

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  99. ...the World Wide Web wasn't invented until 1992...

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  100. I'll just watch the episode later.

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  101. What about a lightning bolt or two?

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  102. "And The Undertaker wasn't in the mood to play games either...except for that one mindgame he clearly played before showing up."

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  103. Hope it's good. I'm gonna watch HIMYM tomorrow probably or later tonight.

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  104. This is part 1 of 2? Or is this the final finale?

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  105. A Brock beat down.

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  106. #RealityEra

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  107. NO, JBL. No, it won't be.

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  108. Of course they know that, but doesn't mean they can't use that as an excuse down the road for keeping Bryan down :P

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  109. So how are they gonna rebuild Lesnar as an unbeatable monster when he loses cleanly at his second Wrestlemania in a row?

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  110. "Will the streak be broken at Wrestlemania?"

    No

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  111. I almost went to this tonight, but I feel like it would lose a lot of it's appeal in a live setting (presentation, production) - is a live event (especially a pre-Mania one) really worth it and am I missing out?

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  112. Or Undertaker in a corset.

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  113. The final finale, 2 parts, 1 hour.

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  114. I'd care more, but I'm missing Mania weekend this year (friend's bachelor party in Vancouver), so eh. I'm really just watching this until the Giants game begins

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  115. Mobility scooter Taker would be fucking badass.

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  116. Also "Pass the nachos" because he is fat

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  117. It hasn't been 21 men moron!

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  118. Undertaker can breathe more heavily during his promos.

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  119. "21 men. Except for the Kane rematch, the HBK rematch, the Hunter 2 rematches, and the tag matches."

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  120. Technically 18 men have been set down

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  121. I have more fun at house shows, but yeah, you're still missing out. It's great to play along, chant, and just experience certain things in person.

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  122. 21 Men?? Surely he can't be serious.

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  123. See, stuff like this is why wrestling fans get made fun of

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  124. Awesome.


    But wait, my pet rock makes the card and I don't? *sniff*

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  125. I aim to make the pre-show for next year's.

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  126. Taker, you should've been taking notes during Bray Wyatt's promos.

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  127. Nathan Jones counts as two.

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  128. WWE: "be quite!"

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  129. I'm surprised we haven't got Undertaker's Wife vs. Brock's Wife in a Verbal Debate to add some buys.

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  130. This is all silly, goofy bullshit. I do not take myself seriously at all by writing this.

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  131. he could wear those floaty arm things

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  132. feeling so sleepy listening to UT...

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  133. Is he making a Gattaca reference???

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  134. So clearly this match is taking place in Lake Pontchatrain.

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  135. A mass de-what?!

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  136. This isnt the big show.


    Just the road to BoD Mania

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  137. I'd pay good money to watch Giant Gonzales try to swim.

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  138. Jason Albert.

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  139. Taker has his 3 Demandments too!

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  140. 3 things? Training, prayers and vitamins?

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  141. Should've added some weird stip to this match like barbed wire ropes or Pirahnaha exploding anus match.

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  142. Looks like the show is dead already.

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  143. Hahaha my 5th grade teacher use to tell me that

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  144. I.R.S. run-in confirmed!

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  145. Is Taker going to tell me to take my vitamins? This sounds like an early Hogan promo.

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  146. Your Pet Rock is a major player

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  147. Well...here comes the pain. Kinda.

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  148. Who in the hell would wear that tshirt in public

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  149. I thought I saw sunburn there earlier...

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  150. *stops crying*


    Say whhhhat?

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  151. Swimming to shore = Hogan backstroke promo

    3 things = 3 Demandments

    Taker turned into Hogan so gradually we just didn't notice.

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  152. It needs more effort, honestly.

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  153. Undertaker can't beat taxes. Undertaker vs I.R.S WM XXXI 22-1

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  154. Yes. Yes it is. Maybe I just need to be the pet rock's agent. (With Paul E. Dangerously cellphone, of course.)

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  155. Lesnar's shirt should read: Eat. Sleep. Get paid. Get laid by Sable.

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  156. I...I...I just don't know. I'm on the card but...seriously? I'm a freaking main eventer! Not mid card jobber to the stars!

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  157. Maybe the deadman now favours a sunbed over a casket?

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  158. Helluva fucking point

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  159. CM PUNK chants

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  160. A security guard at a soccer game. Must stop those streakers!

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  161. Its the road to the big show.


    You are part of a major storyline. Patience, my good man

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  162. Get over it people!

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  163. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 31, 2014 at 6:10 PM

    He's DEAD, you inconsiderate son of a bitch!!

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  164. Even Heyman knew Hogan/Andre should've been #1 in that .com countdown video!

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  165. EAT
    SLEEP
    BEAT THE STREAK

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  166. Hey, its the same promo we've had the past three weeks.

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  167. really, thirty minutes of Heyman just saying BRRRRRROOOOOOOOCKKKKKK LESSSSSSNNNNNNARRRRRRR would be better than hearing any promo Taker has cut in the last few years.

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  168. EAT, SLEEP, SLEEP........ zzzzz............. sorry, what?

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  169. You gonna take your ball and go home?

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  170. Paul Heyman has the same odds as Brock Lesnar of beating the streak.

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  171. Paul Heyman is Dolphins1925 on Reddit?

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  172. Brock's shirt would be so much funnier without "BREAK THE".

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  173. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 31, 2014 at 6:11 PM

    "He has a closet full of body suits!"

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  174. Brock The Bitch doesnt make me want to "purchase" WM XXX

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  175. Don Jardine is going to help him?

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