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Question

Hey Scott, hope all is well. Did WWE ever mention Lanny Poffo and Randy Savage being brothers? I cant remember ever a mention or even a match. Do you think Macho King and the The Genius would have been a better pairing than Savage/Sherri, Genius/Perfect? Would have changed Wrestlemania 7.  Nope, never mentioned or referenced ... Read more

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Backlund’s First Title Reign

Good day to you, sir! With baseball season officially over, some of us are now free to concentrate on footbaLOLOLOLOL, I can't even type that with a straight face. I'll replace baseball with wrestling. More specifically, the WWE Network vault, which in my opinion, pays for that $9.99/month a million times over. I've been going ... Read more

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NXT – October 31, 2018

NXT Date: October 31, 2018 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph, Percy Watson Things got cranked up in a hurry last week as we now have two major stories going on at once. First and foremost, Johnny Gargano revealed himself as the man who attacked Aleister Black a few ... Read more

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The SPOOOOOOOOKY Halloween Evening Thread!

OOOOOO, so scary!  Tonight the child is out trick-or-treating in a much nicer neighborhood than we live in, so I’m staying home and handing out candy and probably watching more Sabrina on Netflix. NXT UK is dumping episodes on the Network like crazy and Tommy is of course covering them as fast as they go ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – May 31, 2004

Monday Night Raw Date: May 31, 2004 Location: Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re up north this time with a show that is likely to contain at least one Montreal Screwjob reference. Bad Blood is in less than two weeks and Chris Benoit is going to be defending against Kane. ... Read more

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NXT UK – October 31, 2018 (Second Episode)

NXT UK Date: October 31, 2018 Location: Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness This is the second episode of the show today, because WWE would rather do two in a row than edit them together into one show, which would make my life easier. Anyway, things are starting to come together ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – August 9th, 1992

August 9, 1992 From the Portland Civic Center in Portland, ME Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan   The Bushwhackers vs. Nasty Boys w/ Jimmy Hart The Bushwhackers take control early and clear the ring. Things settle down as Sags hits Luke a few times but Luke fights off both men after avoiding ... Read more

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NXT UK – October 31, 2018 (First Episode)

NXT UK Date: October 31, 2018 Location: Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness So this is something a little interesting as there will be two episodes of the show released today, both with today’s date listed. My guess is that since these shows were taped so long ago and another taping ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – August 8th, 1992

August 8, 1992 From the Worcester Centrum in Worcester, MA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect but first the show starts off not with the opening rundown but rather the Gene Okerlund interview with the Ultimate Warrior.   Gene Okerlund welcomes the Ultimate Warrior to the interview platform. The show opened up with ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Halloween Havoc 89–10.28.89

The SmarK Rant for NWA Halloween Havoc 89 – 10.28.89 I was gonna do Canadian Stampede this morning, but I thought this is a little more season-appropriate, and I haven’t done it in a LONG time. Plus the Network has the full PPV version instead of the home video I had for years. Live from ... Read more

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Just for the record…

Right about this time of year, I like to start sorting out my mania card. Can I just say how flipping irritated I am that they are hotshotting that Rousey/Lynch match already? They are actively trying to hotshot AJ/Bryan. They are about to put the belt on Stromaun on Friday (?), So there goes that… ... Read more

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Wrestlers refusing to work shows?

With Daniel Bryan and John Cena (apparently) refusing to work in Saudi Arabia at "Crown Jewel", I was wondering if you know how that works in terms of wrestlers/talents contracts?  What I mean is can the WWE fire them or anyone for refusing to work a show for whatever reasons, or is it just a ... Read more

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Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey

While it should be a great match and a great story (submission vs submission) the problem with booking said match is it's almost a 100 percent gurantee that crowds gonna boo Ronda which I doubt is what the company wants and something I don't think Ronda is prepared for. Becky is basically in 2013 Daniel ... Read more

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Raw vs SD at Survivor Series AGAIN?

What's the point?  I mean, it's cool to see some fresh matches like Ronda vs Becky Lynch, but who the fuck cares about this "brand supremacy" bullshit, when it's completely forgotten about the next day?  Lazy booking at it's finest. Yeah, but it's the only time of year when you get to see RAW and ... Read more

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Betting odds for WWE Crown Jewel

Found this in my mailbox today. Sad there’s no odds on Corey Graves getting invited to visit the Turkish embassy based on his Twitter feed.   There has been much controversy and change surrounding the WWE Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia, but that hasn't prevented oddsmakers from handicapping some of the biggest matches set ... Read more

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Smackdown – October 30, 2018

Smackdown Date: October 30, 2018 Location: Phillips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton It’s the go home show before Crown Jewel and there isn’t much to talk about with this show. I’d expect a lot of build towards the World Cup of Wrestling with a tag match between the four participants ... Read more

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Tuesday Night Thread

Tonight!  It’s Smackdown, as they’ve now got to address Daniel Bryan not being at Blood Money in the Bank somehow and promote the show where you can’t mention the city. RAW ratings were down, but the stock rebounded a bit to $68 a share at close. The World Series is done, but there’s plenty of ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge: August 2nd, 1992

August 2, 1992 From the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan In action this week are British Bulldog, Shawn Michaels, and High Energy. Plus, an interview with Nailz!   British Bulldog vs. Dave Millson The announcers talk about Bulldog and Bret being related as there is a ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – March 12, 1995

–A replay of Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel appearing on WCW Saturday Night and suspending WCW Champion Hulk Hogan from WCW events until Uncensored is shown. –Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing the studio portion of the broadcast.  Today’s feature match comes from the Gainesville, Georgia taping on February 21. –Footage of the Arn Anderson-Alex Wright ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for Women of Wrestling (WOW) Unleashed–02.01.01

So as noted several times by several people, WWE Evolution was not in fact the first ever women’s PPV, as this show came around 18 years ago to hold that honor first.  But in a weird twist, this was one of the rants that was lost when my original archives got wiped out by a ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – August 1st, 1992

August 1, 1992 From the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect This week in action are Bret Hart, Papa Shango, Legion of Doom, and the Nasty Boys. Plus, an interview with The Undertaker and announcement of more SummerSlam matches.   Nasty Boys w/ Jimmy Hart ... Read more

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Why do we blame the champion?

Hey Scott, Why do we blame the champion for business declining, and/or credit them for business soaring. I understand why to an extent, but isn't there a more nuanced approach to this argument? For example, we blame the president when things go terribly, and praise him for when the economy soars. But, the truth is, ... Read more

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Would Montreal have worked as a work?

Hey Scott, Suppose somebody had gone to Bret with a proposed finish of ref bump, Bret gets Shawn in the Sharpshooter and then Vince turns heel on Bret.  Is Bret any more likely to agree to do a job, or, in your opinion, was he 100% not losing to Shawn under any circumstances? Bret was ... Read more

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Shield booking

After the 'success' of the recent Sasha-Bayley storyline, will they book Ambrose and Rollins in the same way? Dean will reveal his love for Seth, we'll get a tease of them kissing, then they'll get counselling sessions and return to the ring as best friends. They should do it at Crown Jewels (testicles required for ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–06.30.97

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 06.30.97 OK, back to the RAW side this week, now that I’m caught up with Nitro. I barely remember where we left off last time, but I know the build to Canadian Stampede is on and Paul Bearer is ready to reveal Undertaker’s dark secret, which ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – October 29, 2018

Monday Night Raw Date: October 29, 2018 Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Renee Young It’s the go home show for Crown Jewel and the question now is how they survive the fans not wanting to hear about the show. When Undertaker can’t make mention of the show without being ... Read more

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Trekker’s Guide to the Picard Years

Hey Scott, I was wondering if you could share this with your community. My new book about Star Trek: The Next Generation, featuring an episode by episode guide, interviews with the people from the show, and hundreds of photos, is now available at Amazon in paperback and for Kindle here: https://ift.tt/2PsyKfh For more details, and ... Read more

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope you had a great weekend. I am still in route from North Carolina so this is quickie. Raw is Live with the go home show before the Bone Saw PPV. Fallout from Evolution and Dean Ambrose will explain himself if he wants. Bills-Patriots tonight.   Keep it Clean

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 26th, 1992

July 26, 1992 From the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan In action this week are Bret Hart, Nasty Boys, and The Undertaker.   Bret “The Hitman” Hart vs. Vito Krus Heenan assumes Bret will defend the IC Title at SummerSlam against Shawn Michaels but Gorilla tells ... Read more

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Worst First?

So who had the worst first "big" title win? Sarge in the midst of the Gulf War as WWF absorbed shots from all angles and basically had SNME killed in the crossfire. Luger.  Flair Boycott. Heel turn.  Inexplicable piledriver.  Shawn as all the fans who were only there to see Warrior ran for the exits. ... Read more

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Brooklyn Brawler

When the WWF transitioned Steve Lombardi from regular jobber to the Brooklyn Brawler, were there any real plans for him beyond the Red Rooster feud or was that it?  Could they have used someone else from the Heenan Family to make the Red Rooster feud more viable? I'm gonna go with "No" and "Hell no."  

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Bruce Hart trying to help Dynamite

Hey Scott,   I'm sure you saw this, but in case you didn't, Bruce Hart is trying to raise awareness for Dynamite. WWE should help ill wrestling legend 'Dynamite Kid' with medical bills: Bruce Hart | CBC News I've always been under the impression that lots of people had offered over the years and Kid ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – July 25th, 1992

July 25, 1992 From the Glens Falls Civic Center in Glens Falls, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect This week, we will have the face-to-face interview between Randy Savage and the Ultimate Warrior. In action are Shawn Michaels, Tatanka, Nailz, and the Beverly Brothers.   Tatanka vs. Peter Motts Tatanka chops Motts ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: October 29, 2018

WWE.com RAW Preview https://ift.tt/2Q43DE2   Fabian Aichner Wins EVOLVE Title The Street Profits also won the EVOLVE Tag Team Titles as well. https://ift.tt/2AyckRO   NJPW Free Match You can watch Riki Choshu & Seiji Sakaguchi vs. Hiro Matsuda & Masa Saito in a Best Two out of Three Falls match for the North American Tag ... Read more

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Revisionolution

So Evolution was fine, but for accurate history purposes™, why are WWE burying the truth that the "Womens Revolution" began with Charlotte, Sasha, Becky and Bayley on NXT? How does it serve them in anyway not to acknowledge how exceptional the NXT process has been to giving women a bigger and better platform, specifically those ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Evolution 2018–10.28.18

The SmarK Rant for WWE Evolution 2018 – 10.28.18 Hey, at least it’s a DIFFERENT concept for a PPV, even if they seemed to be making no effort in promoting it for the past month. Live from Uniondale, NY Your hosts are Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix & Renee Young. We get some immediate technical issues ... Read more

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Evolution

Evolution Date: October 28, 2018 Location: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, New York Commentators: Michael Cole, Renee Young, Beth Phoenix It’s time for another historical one with the first ever all female pay per view. This has been long in the making and the card is pretty close to being stacked, though at seven matches ... Read more

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Sunday Night Reset (featuring Evolution) – October 28, 2018

Here we go, everyone.  It’s time to make history (and ignore the fact we’re only doing this so that we can justify the blood money from the Middle East). The pre-show is on the air, and the women are ready to go tonight in Long Island. While we’re here, we might see the Red Sox ... Read more

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Drago

Does Viktor Drago have any chance of matching his father for the most epic fighter entrance in the history of filmmaking? The smoke, lights, crowd pop, and 80's synthesizer in all its glory…how do you top that? Maybe he’ll go the minimalistic route as a metaphor for Creed getting too commercial?  If there’s one thing ... Read more

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The shit on Stevie Ray’s shoulderblades

Scott, Watching 1999 WCW (not entirely sure why) and I can't help but comment on an oddly fascinating detail: what the hell is with Stevie Ray's shoulderblades? It's like some weird raised bumps that look like schmutz of some kind. You can see it really well during the street fight with Vincent. I've never seen ... Read more

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Savage Submission

Stumbled upon a Randy Savage vs Ric Flair match that I had never seen before: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oFYdZKOlrY I know there were times when Savage "passed out from the pain" in matches with Flair and Luger, but can you think of any other time where he took a clean submission loss? I've personally never seen it before! ... Read more

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A different look at the Saudi thing.

Hey Scott,    I started looking at this whole thing from a different angle.  I don't want anyone to take this the wrong way, because what happened was a disgusting act.  But is it fair to punish the innocent Saudi Arabian fans for the acts of just a few of their people?  When I watched ... Read more

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Lazy Sunday Thread

Obviously I too was sleeping in. Sunday is here!  Evolution is tonight and we’ll hopefully have a thread up for discussing that, as long as we all know Stephanie is responsible for the thread. Have a relaxing and football-filled Sunday!  

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Smackdown–12.16.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Smackdown – 12.16.99 So HHH and Stephanie remain in charge this week, because HHH didn’t yet hate working Thursdays. They actually spend the first 5:00 of the show recapping RAW, so you know stuff happened. HHH and Steph are running a roster meeting to start, and Steph has switched from ... Read more

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ECW on Sci-Fi 09/30/2008 #121

We’re in Green Bay, WI and Teddy Long starts the show by sadly letting Tiffany introduce ECW Champion and The World’s Strongest Challenger Mark Henry to the ring. Henry reminds Matt he has a tough week ahead of him as he’s in the Triple Threat Brand Champion match on Smackdown with Jericho and HHH. If ... Read more

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Mid-South Wrestling – February 9th, 1984

February 9, 1984 Your hosts are Boyd Pierce and Junkyard Dog This week we continue the 1st round of the TV Title Tournament with Masao Ito vs. Lanny Poffo and more!   We get a music video on Magnum TA set to “Sweet Dreams” by the Eurythmics. We see Magnum enter a Rolls Royce and ... Read more

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WWE Evolution

With all the focus on Crown Jewel, it seems like a lot of people are overlooking the mess that Evolution has turned into.  While the show was likely never going to be an absolute blockbuster, are you surprised by the fact that this show has become such an afterthought? You had the (by some) dream ... Read more

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Smackdown – May 27, 2004

Smackdown Date: May 27, 2004 Location: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re in for another edition of the Eddie Guerrero Show this week and while that doesn’t sound like the worst concept in the world, it might be a little weaker when Eddie passed out to end last week’s show. In other ... Read more

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Six of the Best – WWE Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sunday

I realised I’d forgotten this event, which is understandable considering it was only around for five years and was never a successful event during that time either. For those who don’t remember or weren’t even around when this event took place, Taboo Tuesday/Cyber Sunday was one of WWE’s famed “concept” shows whereby fans could vote ... Read more

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Biggest Signing Ever

Who would you consider the biggest signing ever in pro wrestling? I personally would have to pick the NWO when WWE signed them. Not only did they get one of the biggest money making stables ever but 3 of the biggest stars in the sports history including 1 who is arguably the biggest. Hogan to ... Read more

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NJPW ideas in WWE?

Mr. Keith, I have been watching a lot of New Japan events this year and have loved it. Watching the way they book shows and conduct matches has been a nice change of pace from the WWE. I was wondering if the WWE adopted a few practices from New Japan if it would make the ... Read more

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Test’s burial in late 1999

Since you are currently recapping that time period: yesterday Bruce admitted on his podcast that Test got buried hard, Vince didn't like him, HHH pushed for himself hard (there's a shocking revelation), and Test took it very hard and was devastated and confused he was made to look this bad. I mean Test did get ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems (and Other Stuff)–10.26.18

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems (and Other Stuff) – 10.26.18 Only a couple of Hidden Gem additions this week, so we’ll do another bit where we check out assorted collections and big matches and see what looks good. But first, the gems! Destruction After Dark Undertaker & Kane v. HHH & Steve ... Read more

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Misawa or Kobashi?

Do you have a preference? I lean toward Kobashi because he was always more expressive when selling, which would make me more invested in his matches Misawa was an excellent wrestler, but always a tad too introverted for me. There's nothing wrong with being stoic of course, but my personal preference has always been fire ... Read more

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Ask the Scott

Hey Scott,    Exactly how many matches did Hogan have for Vince after he left the A.W.A before he got the title? Exactly 2.  A tag match with Backlund against Fuji and Tiger Chung Lee at the TV tapings on January 3, and then a squash win over Gilbert Guerrero in the bizarre WWF version ... Read more

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Friday Night Party Thread: October 26, 2018

We made it! Game 3 of the World Series is tonight, as the Dodgers look to make something out of the Red Sox.  Meanwhile, college football has an intriguing double-header, with Miami and BC in ACC play followed by Utah and UCLA in the Pac-12.  Tomorrow’s GameDay Game of the Week appears to be Texas ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Saturday Night – March 11, 1995

–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings were done on March 7.  Like last week’s broadcast, this show is also one hour. –Gene Okerlund interviews WCW Commissioner Nick Bockwinkel, who says that until Uncensored WCW Champion Hulk Hogan will not be ... Read more

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Switchblade? Or Switch off?

Scott, Out of curiosity, how do we calibrate on switchblade Jay White? I Can't honestly say I was much aware of him until he came back around to NJPW. So maybe he has some amazing shit on the indies that I have never seen… It seems like he's getting a pretty good shove where he ... Read more

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Gargano as Heel

Hey Scott– A little palate cleanser from all the Roman sadness and Saudi grossness. So NXT turned its hottest organic babyface heel. What's the rationale here? Gargano just had a series of wars with Ciampa: Does that hatred go away quietly, or is Johnny Wrestling only a heel when matched up against Black? I realize ... Read more

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Worst mass exodus

What do you believe to be the biggest/most destructive mass exodus within a short period of time in a major fed? AWA 1983/84? (Hogan, Heenan, Okerlund…) WWF mid-96 (Hall, Nash, DiBiase, Waltman, Warrior, plus Bret out of action and uncertain about his future)? Radicalz in early 2000? ECW in mid-97 (Raven, Richards, Saturn)? ECW in ... Read more

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WWF Prime Time Wrestling – July 20, 1992

July 20, 1992 Vince McMahon is your host. Panelists include: Bobby Heenan, Mr. Perfect, Jim Duggan, and Hillbilly Jim.   Vince, Duggan, and Hillbilly gloat over the announcement of Randy Savage vs. Ultimate Warrior as the SummerSlam main event. Heenan & Perfect are pissed and accuse WWF President Jack Tunney of screwing over Flair.   ... Read more

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BoD Daily Update: October 26, 2018

WWE.com Evolution Preview https://ift.tt/2yzCPVA   Sasha Banks Dealing With Post Concussion Syndrome https://ift.tt/2O8Nknw   Ring of Honor Free Match You can watch Jay Lethal & Ultimo Guerrero vs. Dalton Castle & Volador Jr. from 3/3/18   Beyond Wrestling Free Match You can watch Tessa Blanchard vs. Jordynne Grace from 5/20/17

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The SmarK RAW Rant–12.13.99

The SmarK RAW Rant – 12.13.99 It’s the night after Armageddon and Stephanie’s got some ‘splaining to do! Probably while wearing leather pants. Live from Tampa, FL, drawing 13,000. This translates to 18,000 in WWF-speak. Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler Chris Jericho joins us to start, having won the IC title for ... Read more

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Impact Wrestling – October 25, 2018

Impact Wrestling Date: October 25, 2018 Location: Melrose Ballroom, New York City, New York Commentators: Don Callis, Josh Matthews This show is still in a bit of a strange place as we’re less than two weeks removed from Bound For Glory, meaning there aren’t many major stories going on at the moment. There is however ... Read more

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Last Battle of Atlanta

So, what's your star rating for the Sawyer vs. Rich cage match?  We need more than a thumbs up. Two thumbs up?  And a smiley face emoji?   I actually liked Jake-Wayne better, but pretty much anything was going to be a letdown after years of buildup.  ****1/4 sounds fair.  

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Cena/Bryan “take your crown jewel and shove it”

Good for them if true. Could be the most babyface act ever. https://ift.tt/2yDoSFX Dave was talking about it on the radio show this morning, and Creative was basically given instruction that Cena would need to be removed from the tournament, but then it didn't happen, so who knows.  That link doesn't really say much to ... Read more

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The Daily Meltdown–10.25.18

OK, so as promised, here’s the transcript of the e-mail exchange that I had with “Jake” earlier in the day after the post about WWE staying in Saudi Arabia.  This is lengthy and has very little to do with wrestling and there’s some political stuff in there from him, so if you’re tired of this ... Read more

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Impact, Indies, and Insanity: The Night Thread, October 25, 2018

A reminder to those of you who watch the show (so, basically Tommy Hall and that’s it): Impact is moving to 10PM tonight.  Matches include Johnny Impact defending against Rey Fenix, Su Yung against Keira Hogan, and Rohit Raju against Gama Singh for some reason. Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 19, 1992

July 19, 1992 From the Broome County Arena in Binghamton, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan This week in action are the Legion of Doom, Nailz, Tatanka, and Papa Shango. Plus, an interview with Ric Flair & Mr. Perfect   Money Inc. w/ Jimmy Hart vs. Bill Pierce & Flex Armstrong Flex ... Read more

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The One Champ, Two Brands Concept

With everything that happened on Monday, with Roman forfeiting the title and the Shield breakup, is there a case to be made for going back to the original brand split model of one World Champ and one set of Tag Champs?  Maybe even pull the trigger on Becky/Ronda unifying at Survivor Series? Also, what was ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – July 18, 1992

July 18, 1992 From the Glen Falls Civic Center in Glen Falls, NY Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect. This week, we will find out the main event for SummerSlam. In action will be Ric Flair, The Mountie, and the British Bulldog.   Natural Disasters vs. Duane Gill & Brooklyn Brawler The announcers ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for the Mae Young Classic S02E08 (Season Finale)

The SmarK Rant for the Mae Young Classic – S02E08 All righty, let’s wrap this one up and free up my Wednesday nights for something else. Tonight is the season finale, as we reach the end of our Cinderella stories and trailblazers, leading to the actual finals of the tournament on Sunday’s Foxy Boxing: Chickfight ... Read more

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Help me understand this

I've seen the trolls coming out saying that this Roman Reigns situation is a work, and I thank you for calling one of them out earlier this week on a post.  Say what you will about the WWE, but they have been doing amazing work to raise money for cancer research and have provided more ... Read more

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WWE Wrestlers over 40

I remember how ridiculous it was in the mid 90s with all the older wrestlers in WCW, but there is a crap load of wrestlers over 40 in WWE at the moment. I had time to waste so googled WWE wrestlers over 40, I may of missed some. Just thought it would be an interesting ... Read more

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‘WWF’ not edited on the network

Hey Scott, So I finally signed up for the free month of The WWE Network and now I just wish I was a teenager again so I actually had the time to watch it. Bloody family taking up all my time…. Anyway I am watching through the original Raw and I’m confused as there isn’t ... Read more

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Dean Ambrose

You mentioned you can see the Mania main event as Ambrose defending the title against Rollins and also said you don't know how they get there. What if they just add Ambrose to the match at Crown Jewel? I mean it would sacrifice Braun but I think we're at the point where it doesn't matter ... Read more

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCW Beach Blast ’93

Live from Biloxi, MS Airdate: July 18, 1993 Attendance:  8,600 (4,000 paid) Hosted by Tony Schiavone & Jesse “The Body” Ventura Will the Masters of the Powerbomb dominate? Or will Sting and Smith prevail? Can Flair win his tenth world title? How will the other Horsemen fare against the Hollywood Blonds? Let’s find out! In ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – May 24, 2004

Monday Night Raw Date: May 24, 2004 Location: Metro Centre, Rockford, Illinois Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re coming up on Bad Blood and we now have a World Title match. Last week saw Kane win a battle royal to become the new #1 contender to Chris Benoit’s World Title, but you know full well ... Read more

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NXT – October 24, 2018

NXT Date: October 24, 2018 Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson It’s a big night this time around as Aleister Black now knows who attacked him. Therefore, it’s highly likely that we find out tonight too, which should be a heck of a moment. There are several ... Read more

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Canadian Territories

Scott, Wrestling fans always talk about the territory system in the U.S., but I was thinking about how Canada seemingly had their own version. Thinking back I recall territories in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal, and the Maritimes just off the top of my head. Since you're Canadian and I'm not, I was just curious what ... Read more

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MITB

So we never actually saw the briefcase after Strowman handed it to Corbin. Any chance Baron kept the briefcase for himself and just awarded Braun a title match? He has the power to schedule title matches and all. It would add an interesting storyline wrinkle in the dead period between Survivor Series and the Royal ... Read more

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Reigns/cancer

Is this Roman Reigns thing a first?  I mean has an active wrestler in a major promotion in the last 30-40 years ever had to take a leave of absence because of cancer?  Not necessarily forfeiting a title out of it or even announcing it on TV, just in general has this ever happened before? ... Read more

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The Wednesday Wackness

So, uh, Hulk Hogan is “looking forward to going to Saudi Arabia with WWE”.  Well, that’s one way for them to deflect criticisms against them. Tonight!  NXT!  NXT UK!  Mae Young Classic finale!  Other stuff! Probably more e-mails about Roman Reigns as well.  We’ll see what the evening brings.  

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NXT UK – October 24, 2018

NXT UK Date: October 24, 2018 Location: Cambridge Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness It’s week two and there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing a lot of new faces again this time around. Last week was mainly about introducing the top stars and some of them might be back this time ... Read more

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WWF Prime Time Wrestling – July 13th, 1992

July 13, 1992 Vince McMahon is the host. Panelists include: Bobby Heenan, Mr. Perfect, Jim Duggan, and Hillbilly Jim.   Heenan & Perfect are pissed that Randy Savage received a tribute video instead of Ric Flair.   Kato vs. Texas Tornado This match took place at the 6/3 Prime Time Wrestling taping in Cornwall, Ontario. ... Read more

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Braun is universal

Seeing that Roman is unfortunately gone for now, do you really see Braun winning the title at the PPV with no arena to announce? They couldn't possibly put it right back on Brock could they?? Braun and Drew fighting until December isn't the worst idea Were I a man who bets, which I would wager ... Read more

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Looking for important info

Do you have any information on who currently has the largest collection of watchable Al Snow matches in the WWE locker room? People used to record this information for posterity, notably in Mick Foley’s book, but nobody talks about it anymore. My guess is Tye Dilenger. That’s why they call him The Perfect Ten, duh.  ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for Lucha Underground–S01E23

The SmarK Rant for Lucha Underground S01E23 “Fire In the Cosmos” OK, so I need a quickie show tonight, and a few people have been asking for the return of these. The show leaves Netflix here in Canada on 11/15, so it’s not likely I can finish the first season, but we’ll see how it ... Read more

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With Roman Out

Does this mean it’s now Randy Orton’s yard? I hope not.  He already suffered a back injury taking out the garbage a couple of years ago.  The upkeep is going to be ATROCIOUS if he's left in charge.  

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Grim realism

I may be slightly pessimistic, but given the seriousness of his condition and the low survival rates with cancer returning, is it fair to say wrestling fans should assume that Roman reigns is much more likely to die than come back any time soon? Given that he hasn't disclosed what exactly he has, because it's ... Read more

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Tag Team matches

Hey Scott,   To take us out of the sadness about Reigns' diagnosis, here's an open-ended question.   Which tag-team match, for a tag team championship, had the four most talented participants?   Is it HHH / Austin v Benoit / Jericho?  Or am I missing something?   I guess it's hard to quantify "most ... Read more

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Crown Jewel Destination

Hi Scott, So where exactly are they going to move this PPV on short notice and get the same type of gate to pay HBK, Brock, etc all those millions? Is there a random place in Scotland or Wales that fans will flock to or are we going to get Crown Jewel live from, say, ... Read more

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Smackdown – October 23, 2018

Smackdown Date: October 23, 2018 Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey Commentators: Corey Graves, Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton It’s the go home show for Evolution and one of the last shows before Crown Jewel, which may or may not still take place in Saudi Arabia. The big match this week is a rematch of last ... Read more

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In The Wrong Era

Scott, Who are some guys that didn't do much in their career, but if they'd come around in a different era you could see them being a main event player? Bad News Brown.  He would have ruled the Attitude Era.  Can you even imagine him as the angry mouth piece of the Nation against Austin?

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A Roman email about Roman emails (and also a related thing)

How do you feel about the prospect of less and less of your BoD-related emails having to do with the Big Dawg, and how soon do you think it’ll be before a someone comes along that people develop that much umbrage towards? From the beginning of the first roster split until Cena, there wasn’t really ... Read more

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Tuesday Night Thread

Well, I don’t know how they’re gonna top RAW for newsworthiness, but tonight is the go home show for Evolution, so maybe they’ll try. Elsewhere, the World Series begins, and the Conners continues trying to milk the grave of Roseanne’s career. Have a great night!

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 12th, 1992

July 12, 1992 From the Ottawa Civic Center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan This week in action are Ric Flair, Crush, El Matador, and High Energy. Plus, an interview with Papa Shango and more!   Ric Flair w/ Mr. Perfect vs. Jason Knight Flair sends Knight to the ... Read more

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Worldwide – March 11, 1995

–Tony Schavione and Bobby Eaton are in the booth and they are taped from Orlando, Florida. –A replay of Steven Regal rejecting Bobby Eaton’s offer to be his tag team partner on last week’s episode of WCW Saturday Night is shown. -My copy of this show is joined in progress, so squash victories for Dustin ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – July 11th, 1992

July 11, 1992 From the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect This week in action are the Legion of Doom, Nailz, The Undertaker, Shawn Michaels, and Money Inc.   Legion of Doom w/ Paul Ellering vs. Barry Hardy & Kerry Davis Ellering has Rocco with him. Rocco ... Read more

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Jewel in the Bank…

With it increasingly likely this Saudi show is gonna happen, can we stop the pretension and get Vince to go full troll, turning the horribly vague World Cup tournament into a literal Money in the Bank ladder match? They can gimmick the case to fly open for the winner, spilling out stacks of hundreds, or ... Read more

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Questions

Hey Scott, hope all is well. Few Questions. 1. My prayers are with Roman. When Roman returns, he will be the most over face. 2. I think Dean has become the most hated heel. That took some major guts to do that.  3. What are the odds Team Elite joins WWE at the Rumble? The ... Read more

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Roman Reigns Thought

Scott, It really sucks that Roman Reigns' leukemia has resurfaced. I wonder if Vince knew about this beforehand, and if the decision to make Reigns The Man was influenced by that? They wouldn't even medically clear Daniel Bryan because of concussion issues.  The doctors are not going to let Roman work a day if they ... Read more

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This Roman Thing

This is definitely a work to take attention off of the Saudi Arabia thing.  He distracts from that, then gets to come back as a surprise entrant in the royal rumble and finally get over as a babyface.  Do they really think we won't see through that?  On the off chance that it isn't a ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–06.30.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 06.30.97 Live from LAS VEGAS, after weeks of buildup, drawing 8239. It’s another big show in a series of them, with big stuff going down tonight. Not as big as RAW last night, of course, but pretty big stuff. Oh, and Chris Jericho won the Cruiserweight title ... Read more

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Monday Night Raw – October 22, 2018

Monday Night Raw Date: October 22, 2018 Location: Dunkin Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Commentators: Corey Graves, Renee Young, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for Evolution so expect a lot of hearing about Nikki Bella vs. Ronda Rousey, which somehow is the highest profile match we can have on what was supposed to ... Read more

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 5th, 1992

July 5, 1992 From the Ottawa Civic Center in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan   The Undertaker w/ Paul Bearer vs. Bob Knight The Undertaker overpowers Knight as we hear from Berzerker & Mr. Fuji in an insert promo where Berzerker threatens to put his sword “upside” the Undertaker’s ... Read more

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The Hits Keep Coming

https://ift.tt/2yT60lH Doesn't look like is going to be able to outrun this. Oh, dude, did they seriously put that picture of the urn on there?  How did that make it past their HR guys?   https://ift.tt/2JanyhL STOP THE DAMN MATCH!  WWE is Mick Foley getting hurled off the cell at this point.  

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! Hopefully you all had a great weekend and are having a great Monday. If you haven’t already you should read Scott’s review of the full “Last Battle of Atlanta” card that was released on the Network and if you have the Network than by all means watch the show. We are a ... Read more

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Unbeatablility

I’ve been watching wrestling since 1976.  It may have been my youth, but there were some wrestlers who seemed to simply be unbeatable in the first half of my 40 years as a fan.  Bruiser Brody in the early 1980’s.  The Road Warriors from 1983 to 1985.  The Undertaker from 1991 to 1994.  Vader in ... Read more

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Vince Russo

I miss him. I will take any of his storylines over no storylines. I know HHH and Stephanie would never allow him back with their fragile egos but could he make it back to a promotion I could watch. 2018 wrestling is terrible. Save.US.Russo.TV14 Your mom probably put paint chips in your cereal when you ... Read more

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WWF Superstars – July 4th, 1992

July 4, 1992 From the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect In action this week are Bret Hart, Papa Shango, and Crush. Plus, an update on the Big Bossman and an interview with the Repo Man.   High Energy vs. Bob Bradley & Joe Milano The announcers ... Read more

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A Journey Through Memphis: CWA TV 3/22/1986

Frank Morrell is determined to lead Billy Travis to the AWA International Championship. A sit-down interview Jeff Jarrett following the vicious attack he endured two weeks ago. Joe LeDuc returns to in-ring competition. AWA Southern Tag Team Champions The Fantastics defend against the Mod Squad, who have put up $3,000 in gold coins. CWA TV ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for The Last Battle of Atlanta–10.23.83

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – THE LAST BATTLE OF ATLANTA! Man, I know people have been saying we need more Georgia Championship Wrestling on the Network, but HOLY SHIT. So yeah, a couple of months back someone realized that they actually had the tape of the famous Buzz Sawyer v. Tommy ... Read more

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Anyone other than Diesel winning the title from Backlund

Do you think WWF should have chosen someone else other than Diesel for the MSG title win over Backlund?  If they had kept the title on Bob, would Bob vs Bret III worked as a WM Main Event?  Could Lex Luger have worked as the guy who beat Backlund ala Hulk over Iron Sheik in ... Read more

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Hogan 1998 and wrestlers getting stale

Hi Scott, I've been listening to a few podcasts recently that one way or another talk about Hulk Hogan's run in 1998 and what stood out to me was that during the summer when he was feuding with DDP/Malone and losing to Goldberg he seemed like he was still a hot character with a lot ... Read more

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Evolution

Hi Scott, With the recent reunion of the Evolution stable and the upcoming PPV of the same name, what are the odds that we see the formation of the female version of Evolution? I know we've had the Riott Squad and Absolution fail, but what if, hypothetically, we had Asuka and Shayna Baszler as legit, ... Read more

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The Goldberg push

Hi Scott  I’m slowly working my way through nitro and Thunder on the network, I’m up to spring of 98 and I’m seeing the Goldberg push in detail for the 1st time. Without any real programme in his first 6 months (well apart from the crap with Mongo) he caught on like nobody I’ve seen ... Read more

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Sunday Night Reset (ft. Nova Pro): October 21, 2018

With baseball having the night off, the big game tonight is Cincinnati vs Kansas City in the NFL. Another reason wrestling is the best: when a random punchup occurs, no one gets suspended.  (Chris Paul out 2, Rajon Rondo out 3, Brandon Ingram out 4.) Lots of UFC on FS1. After the jump, NOVA Pro ... Read more

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Fwd: Change of Opinion: Non-Wrestler Addition

Instead of the obvious route of asking a question that's surely been answered plenty of times already (guys you like/appreciate more now than way back in the day), how about the same question for any non-wrestling performers. Announcers, commentary, those types of roles meant for TV.  The one that jumps out most to me is ... Read more

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80s Wrestling TV Production

Hi Scott, hope you are well. I've been watching a lot of old TV/pop culture from the early 80s as of late, wrestling and otherwise, and it has really struck me how behind the times, production-wise, pro wrestling was at that time. Seeing how poorly lit the shows/matches were, often with sub-par sound, amongst almost ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Armageddon 1999–12.12.99

The SmarK Rant for WWF Armageddon 1999 – 12.12.99 Live from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, drawing 15,749. The show did 371,000 buys, which is pretty normal for a B PPV in 1999. Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler Tag team battle royal: We’ve got the Dudley Boyz, Acolytes, Edge & Christian, Hardy Boyz, Headbangers, ... Read more

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ECW on Sci-Fi 09/23/2008 #120

We’re in Columbus, OH with Matt Striker and Jim Ross (replacing Grisham) and we start with Morrison & Miz on the mic. Miz is furious at Evan Bourne’s win last week as even though it was a win for him, Miz was technically the more superior athlete. They should be headlining PPVs not babysitting newbies. ... Read more

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Smackdown – May 20, 2004

Smackdown Date: May 20, 2004 Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re past Judgment Day now and that means…well not much actually as it was a one match show that ended in a DQ, likely setting up a rematch down the line. The show wasn’t exactly inspiring stuff but ... Read more

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Evolution Announcers

This question pertains to Evolution the Pay-Per-View, not the stable that reunited on Smackdown’s 1000th episode despite never actually appearing together on any of the first 999 episodes. Anyway…  Do you think there’s any chance we’ll get an all-female announce team for the all-female PPV?  Doubt it happens since they haven’t seem to have actually ... Read more

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How did Honky happen?

Hi Scott, Always love your thoughts on these things. The Honky Tonk Man had one of the greatest and most improbable heel runs of all time. But it didn't start that way. If I remember the details correctly he actually debuted in WWF as a face. But after a couple weeks of getting poor reactions, ... Read more

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The SmarK Rant for Girls Gone Wild: The PPV

Girls Gone Wild “No no no, we can’t do that, that’s enough…” – Coachman on about 18 different occasions. – Just a reminder that recapping anything WWE-related can sometimes be a dangerous task and should not be attempted by anyone who isn’t either a trained professional like myself, or really drunk. Like myself on weekends. ... Read more

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Mid-South Wrestling – February 2nd, 1984

February 2, 1984 Your hosts are Boyd Pierce and Bill Watts   This week, the TV Title Tournament starts. We see a sloppily written bracket on a poster board with the names of the ten entrants as Watts says it will take place over the next nine weeks. The first round matches are: Terry Taylor ... Read more

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