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Howdy Blog O'Doomers!

Most of you will discuss TNA and that's cool. I have little to add because I don't really watch the product but I always believed that the longer TNA stayed on air the better chance they would have of finding the right niche. That being said if they are truly being removed from television because Dixie Carter HAD to keep Vince Russo on payroll that's extremely sad and ignorant on her part.

What did get my wheels spinning while hanging out in last night's open thread and watching the Savage-Warrior match from Summerslam 1992 and pondering what would have happened if the Warrior turned heel, won the strap and aligned himself with Perfect & Flair (as rumored by various people).

First thought is...awesome...Warrior/Perfect/Flair faction in 1992 is pretty crazy to think about. Second is this version of Warrior would have been a new thing for the WWF at the time -- an unstoppable monster heel as champion. A guy that had been booked from the beginning to be relatively unbeatable without resorting to ridiculous cheating. I mean the guy beat Andre and Hogan and Savage clean from 1989-1991 so by all intents and purposes he was invincible already. Now he's invincible with two dastardly heels flanking him.

So I said that had this move happened, EVERYTHING we know about the WWF in 1992-1993 (and maybe forward would have changed). There would probably be no Bret Hart title run as Vince would keep him in the I-C world with HBK and Razor and a few others as that would continue to be the "worker's title". It's quite possible Bret goes with Bulldog to WCW in 1993 too.

Meanwhile I could see Savage getting a rematch at Survivor Series 1992, maybe in a cage or something, and Warrior and Co. winning and beating him up post match until Crush makes the save and that sets up and a big encounter at Royal Rumble 1993 because I could see fans really digging Crush and believing he could stop this unstoppable faction, which, of course he wouldn't. All this would lead up to either Warrior-Hogan II at Wrestlemania IX or possibly Warrior vs. Undertaker, either of which would have had Vince swimming in dollar bills.

Either way it's one of those moments that have me wondering how much the history of the promotion (or both promotions) would have changed with just one simple move. Imagine the promos and destruction and memories that a Warrior/Flair/Perfect heel faction could have done. And the irony of Flair playing the Arn Anderson role and protecting the title for Warrior to the best of his abilities. All fun to think about.

Anyway just some fun thoughts.

Tonight we have:

RAW!

MLB Baseball: Blue Jays vs. Red Sox

James Garner Movie Marathon on Turner Classic

MLS Soccer:  Sounders! Galaxy!

NFL Training Camp Updates

HBO Documentary on two parents that were charged with starving their kid because they were too involved in an online RPG.

Enjoy it all and come out swinging but try and keep it clean...

Comments

  1. Yeah but there's a six sided ring!

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  2. The issue right now is that there's a generation of wrestling fans who've come up knowing that the only game in town that means anything is WWE. Most of these kids don't take local wrestling promotions seriously and with the exception of TNA, they have zero easily accessible options to watch an alternative. It's getting to a point where most wrestling fans will only accept WWE as wrestling/sports entertainment and everything else is cheap imitation in their eyes. It doesn't help that that's exactly what TNA is.

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  3. Its great for seeing freaks

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  4. Currently it's for sale: http://orlando.craigslist.org/spo/4591854820.html

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  5. Oh I'm sorry sweetie. I'll use more lube next time, promise.

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  6. Bagwell doing porn.


    I wonder what his mother thinks?

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  7. For everyone (WCW1987) who is holding out hope for a deal, neither side is going to want the show to look like a lame duck because they're afraid it will loser viewers quickly.

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  8. TNA is still dead and Shane Douglas is still fat as fuck.


    Carry on.

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  9. But doesn't that make his belly-to-belly suplex all the more dangerous?

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  10. UPN became the CW network.

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  11. So Buff Bagwell is doing porn? What if there was NWO gangbang porn? It's filmed in that shaky cam style in black and white with the NWO theme playing through the entire video. Nash cracks jokes, Hall takes drinks. Hogan keeps posing in front of the camera, blocking any action. Eventually it ends with Brutus Beefcake showing up late to get his ass kicked and spray painted.

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  12. Buff Bagwell and Chyna teaming up seems like a natural to me.

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  13. Totally Not Alive

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  14. That show that comes on before COPS.

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  15. So basically this is what is happening right now: ,http://www.impactwrestling.com/media/k2/galleries/5047/IMG_8473.jpg

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  16. The old name of NWA:CUMFART


    Cool Underground Wrestling Featuring All Reused Talent

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  17. So donald sterling just lost his court case today of who can own the clippers. Thus he gets $2,000,000,000.
    Life can be so not fair sometimes

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  18. The show that's on between bar rescue episodes

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  19. I'm waiting for the private investigators report, assuming he ever actually hired them.

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  20. As it concerns Warrior, he probably still ends up leaving the company in about the same manner and time as he did anyway. Maybe Flair gets the belt for a while, and drops it to Hart, just a month or so later?

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  21. ....going back to an older QotD...what else makes me feel old? The insane amounts of money circling around professional sports

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  22. I don't see how it's not necessarily unfair. Guy has a wounded reputation (not that it was good pre-remarks) and received compensation for his property. Not his fault some guy wants to buy his team for a ridiculous amount of money and way beyond what it's worth.

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  23. I've never understood why Bret got the title on a house show. Put him against flair at survivor series for the title and have a great 4star+ match.
    Also did flair ever get his rematch?

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  24. Wasn't Flair injured or something? Vertigo or something? (Vague memories of this but maybe that was just a cover story?)

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  25. Wait, Buff's WIFE is also called Judy?

    That is....distressing.

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  26. I think Flair needed time off, and maybe Vince just woke up one day and said, "Hey, what about Bret?"

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  27. So why did flair get the title number 2 from savage and win it on a house show also?

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  28. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 4:51 PM

    I think I will pass on the Buff Bagwell porn and I've watched 2 girls 1 cup. Hasn't Buff been working as a male hooker recently anyway?

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  29. The funny thing is, if he appeals a ruling that gives him $2B, that's all the evidence you need that he's senile and, therefore, he immediately loses the appeal on the spot.

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  30. Maybe Vince just woke up one day...


    Seriously, maybe it was an attempt to make house shows seem more important. It's a good question.

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  31. That's really a thing? Thought it was a "Sid quit to play semi-pro softball" type myth.....yeesh

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  32. My prediction for the first 30 minutes of RAW tonight: Steph-Triple H get into a fight before Cena shows up and makes some jokes (20 mins) and then we get the Usos versus the Wyatts!

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  33. I'm ready for this show to kick off with a 20-minute promo with HHH and Stephanie talking about marital strife and why he didn't bail her out jail.

    SMELL THE SUBSCRIPTIONS!!!

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  34. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 4:54 PM

    I'm not 100% sure but I distinctly remember that news it going around and Buff confirming it. Now that he's doing porn I believe it more.

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  35. WARNING: I may not have a live rant of this show up. I'm having trouble getting USA Network (or, well, anything) and the cable people don't have a good ETA for its return. If it's not back in time, I'll do a retro this week to make up for it.

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  36. The humor joke is UPN is long dead

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  37. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 4:58 PM

    Ok, just looked it up. Yes, he's a gigalo and he asks for $400 an hour. Seems a bit too pricey.

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  38. What's funny is that Triple H and Stephanie have had like, what, three instances of martial strife before this? Angle, Jericho, and maybe somewhere else over the last 15 years. Hell, Triple H even Pedigreed her years ago!

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  39. So in all seriousness, we're rooting for this TNA situation to end with Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle, and even MVP back on the WWE roster, right? Because they immediately freshen up a stale midcard in one swoop.

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  40. That's just sad, yikes

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  41. I'm not. I want Samoa Joe to get a contract.

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  42. He's an octogenarian. How much time does he have to spend $2000000000?

    I would rather fight the good fight.

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  43. Better than a Mania payday, certainly.

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  44. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 5:00 PM

    Wait, is that HBO Doc real? WHAT THE FUCK!?! What the fuck is wrong with people? Pieces of fucking shit! My mom used to go over my grandfathers house during the day and they would play Pac Man on his Atari. But as a baby/young child I was still taken care of ahead of any game. Seriously, why are people such pieces of shit?

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  45. Because society is so damn self-absorbed these days. The "selfie" craze is indicative of that.

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  46. Billy Mitchell had to come from somewhere.

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  47. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 5:01 PM

    I do too but that's not happening.

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  48. We live in the "Fuck you, I gots mine" generation.

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  49. Umm... pretty children have been neglected in the past, as well.

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  50. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 5:03 PM

    There's a big difference between taking a selfie and ignoring your child's basic needs to play a fucking game.

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  51. What else is there?

    Everything besides the self is but a mirage.

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  52. Actually from what I recall of the story being told, Vince or someone close to Vince figured he'd get talked out of it if he didn't do it essentially the same day he came up with it.

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  53. Did I say there was? I just one as an example of a trend that leads to something worse if taken to the extreme.

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  54. Was a TV taping, not a house show.

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  55. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    And now this goes after video games. As if society isn't to blame for making life so shitty that people need to distract themselves. but hopefully its World of WArcraft, in which case, no huge loss.

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  56. Did you pay your bill?

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  57. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 5:05 PM

    Fair enough, I just don't get how a person could do that but I'm not a sociopath.

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  58. His wife was named Judy too...

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  59. I found it very odd.

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  60. I think saying its video games fault is ridiculous (if so). I think anything taken to excess is bad and this is an example of that.

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  61. I'm having lots of fun with Out of the Park Baseball 15 (a management sim) lately. Managing the Cincinnati Rojos of the Dominican Summer League. Really sucks, though, because the GM keeps calling up my top guys and I only have three real pitchers to work with!

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  62. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    I don't think any rational person would blame video games (except for the piece of shit parents and their defense) in something like this.

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  63. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryJuly 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Finished my workload today two hours early; my boss told me to spend the remainder of my shift by "look[ing] like you're working", so I'm gonna make $37 right now watching Jays/Sox at my cubicle. I love my job.

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  64. Definitely. Have it on autopay. It's a neighborhood outage.

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  65. Yeah, it's like people blaming the Marilyn Manson music for Columbine.

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  66. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

    Which is exactly why the mainstream media will blame video games.

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  67. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryJuly 28, 2014 at 5:08 PM

    OotP is prett awesome

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  68. You're terrible at your assignments.

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  69. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:09 PM

    it didn't assign you more work? BUT THATS IMPOSSIBLE! DILBERT COMICS SAID SO THEMSELVES!

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  70. You have 50 minutes

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  71. It's fun/frustrating when you direct guys to do something in a game and weird situations happen like wild pitches or you tell a guy to steal and he refuses to do it.

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  72. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    He might refuse to do it cause pitchouts or didn't get the right jump.

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  73. Magoonie NOT Teddy BelmontJuly 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    I've joked the reason I'm into video games is my mom played a bunch of pacman, centipede and galaga while she was pregnant with me.

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  74. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryJuly 28, 2014 at 5:10 PM

    Also on my good news train, I've hit 10 pounds lost since I started my weight loss journey five weeks ago. Still a ways to go to where I want to be, but it's nice that even after a month, it's already paying off.

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  75. True. I've had situations, though, where a guy just decided not to go for whatever reason. I like the randomness of things, though, because it has the flow of a regular game.

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  76. Mister_E_KindaBuzzedAllBecauseJuly 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    I had a 3 hour lunch at a Thai place! Tomorrow, a cocktail reception! Working is awesome!

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  77. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryJuly 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Yeah, my highlights package list won't be compiled until tomorrow, and that's basically all I can do before the college sports start up again

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  78. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:11 PM

    Now just replace that with muscle and add about 11000 more posts, and who knows where you'll end up in the world?

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  79. Great job man, keep it up.

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  80. Evening fellas! Question: Why would I be able to print to a network printer on one machine and not another? Tried to add it using the ip and can't get it to connect.

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  81. Yeah and I'm sure he receives it on the spot and not six months later maybe possibly.

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  82. Reds have Jay Bruce batting in the 2 spot tonight. This should be an interesting experiment.

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  83. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Because improper ICP/TP/Wi-fi protocols caused by lack of branding synergy.

    (Hopefully buzzwords will compensate for lack of knowledge.)

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  84. I really want to see Kurt back in WWE.

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  85. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryJuly 28, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    Also, Dixie Carter's show is dead and Sterling finally lost in court. I approve of today.

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  86. astute observation out of you my friend. Glad I can call on you

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  87. Mister_E_KindaBuzzedAllBecauseJuly 28, 2014 at 5:14 PM

    I dunno!


    This is the sort of thing that Asian Eric who works Tuesday's and Thursday's takes care of for me.

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  88. Mister_E_KindaBuzzedAllBecauseJuly 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    Steak and corn on the cob for dinner.

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  89. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:15 PM

    BREAKING NEWS: Donald Sterling wins court case and 2014 NBA Owner of the Year award.

    Source: ESPN

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  90. The lack of computer nerds on this site concerns me.

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  91. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    Thats implying theres only one guy at ESPN capable of doing that, which would be inaccurate by about 300.

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  92. "It will be run by smarter people.."



    HOPEFULLY. Of course, "smarter than TNA" can still be damning with faint praise. See: CZW.

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  93. Anyone catch Stephen A.'s apology on first take? That was probably the most scripted thing in the history of tv. Why can't WWE book like that?

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  94. I don't know where would be the best place to post this, so I'm sticking it here and on the daily update thread.

    http://38.media.tumblr.com/37a607f001010fd495c5e572ceb2b3b1/tumblr_n9fy92Tqll1r390ndo1_1280.jpg

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  95. I'd rather watch my dog get tortured than first take

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  96. Fantasy vs. Reality:

    http://botchedspot.com/comic/bryan-burglar-stopper/

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  97. Based on how ESPN has handled employees that have said other dumb things on the air in recent years, not giving him a token suspension was b.s.

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  98. TM CooltrainerBretJuly 28, 2014 at 5:19 PM

    Domestic violence? Hell, thats nothing, Woody PAige once raped an intern!

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  99. I didn't think what he said was that ridiculous. A lot of women will hit guys and scream in their face challenging just challenging the man to strike them. That is very irresponsible. I agree with Stephen's original point.

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  100. I remember that Jay Mariotti got fired for domestic violence.

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  101. So do I but I thought the completely scripted apology was ridiculous.

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