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Sunday Night Reset: May 31, 2020

Your Blog of Doom schedule tomorrow is a lot of fun: Scott looks back at the 1993 Rumble, we have a Hardcore TV recap from March 1995, and the Joshi Spotlight looks at Zenjo Ignition! Me?  I’m taking as much of a media break as I can, so I’ll be back in a day or ... Read more Sunday Night Reset: May 31, 2020

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WWF Superstars – January 28th, 1995

January 28, 1995 From the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler The show starts off with Vince voicing over a video package hyping the 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly as underdogs who made their way to the Tag Team Title Tournament Finals and we ... Read more WWF Superstars – January 28th, 1995

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North-South Connection Podcast Network Weekly Update

It was another loaded week at the North South Connection Podcast Network….here’s what dropped!   The Year That Was…….1999: Aaron breaks down the WWF PPV Year: https://ift.tt/2BjGH12   Ruthlessly Aggressive Podcast: Jake Williams & Shawn Kidd cover the go-home RAW & Smackdown as we get ready for Backlash 2002:  https://ift.tt/2AnR7fx   Fighting Spirit of ’06: ... Read more North-South Connection Podcast Network Weekly Update

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Peaked in Twilight Years

Hi Scott, Maffew’s ECW posts have shows featuring plain old boring Vance Archer in his 30s, before he became chokeslamming/water spitting/making kids cry Murderhawk Lance Archer in his 40s. My question is are there any other wrestlers who had a career peak in their 40s/50s whilst being low/mid tier in their 20s/30s? The only others ... Read more Peaked in Twilight Years

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Ministry vs Dungeon

Hey Scott, What shitty supernatural 90s stable was better, the Ministry of Darkness or the Dungeon of Doom? I realize there are no real winners here, but best of the worst. Thanks. The Dungeon had a clearly stated goal of destroying Hulkamania and managed to get the title off him.  That's two points in their ... Read more Ministry vs Dungeon

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Riddle vs Lesnar

Clearly Riddle vs Lesnar isn't happening, but I'm still going to fantasy book for a second. Let's say Riddle somehow overcomes Vince and, let's say his”outspokenness”, and the brass and Brock are convinced the match could make money. Wouldn't the Fight Pit from NXT make the most sense for presenting this match? I didn't watch ... Read more Riddle vs Lesnar

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.23.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.23.93 Taped from San Antonio, TX Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler & Randy Savage.  Lawler and Savage bicker about which one is going to win the Rumble, but ironically, it’s the third man in the booth who is the only one to go on and actually ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.23.93

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Smackdown – December 30, 2005

Smackdown Date: December 30, 2005 Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz We’re finally finishing up the year with this one, as the road to the Royal Rumble begins. There are a few things to wrap up first and hopefully we go out with some of them being finished off. I’m not ... Read more Smackdown – December 30, 2005

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ECW on Syfy 12/22/2009 #185

We’re in Orlando, Florida to continue the road to ECW Homecoming (while the brand continues down the road to the knacker’s yard). Monday Night Raw’s Jack Swagger is here as a former ECW star which coincidentally is the best compliment you can give him right now. He kills a few minutes by explaining who he ... Read more ECW on Syfy 12/22/2009 #185

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Saturday Night Thread – May 30, 2020

Good evening! WWE has banned the buckle bomb after Kairi Sane’s head injury at the RAW tapings.  Probably wise. Tonight is another UFC, which is pretty much just a show. Tomorrow we return to WWF Superstars here on the blog for the Royal Rumble go-home show, and then….well I guess we’ll have to redo that ... Read more Saturday Night Thread – May 30, 2020

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WWF Monday Night RAW – January 23rd, 1995

January 23, 1995 From the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto, FL Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels The show starts with a somber sounding Vince in front of the ring. He extends an apology to Lawrence Taylor and his family over the actions of Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow. Vince also lets us ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – January 23rd, 1995

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Mike Reviews Every WCW Great American Bash Main Event Part Two (1995 to 2000)

Hello You! Let’s close out Great American Bash. Sadly I don’t expect the overall match quality to be as good in this one as it was in Part One, mainly because we’re now moving into the Bischoff Era, where WCW’s trademark essentially became hot under cards with Main Events that couldn’t live up to what ... Read more Mike Reviews Every WCW Great American Bash Main Event Part Two (1995 to 2000)

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If Vince sold…

Hey Scott- Hope all is well. Here is a question that I don’t think was ever asked.  Let’s say Vince did sell, what do you think the number would be?  Ufc was sold for 4 billion. I am assuming they go higher than that correct? Seems like a fair assumption.  Maybe the Khans have that ... Read more If Vince sold…

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Safest workers

Bret Hart is seemingly the gold standard for safe in ring workers. Jeff Jarrett seemingly has a great reputation as one as well. Who else ranks up there as being very safe? Besides LOD, Vader, The Nasty Boys, and Nia Jax, who else has a reputation sitting on the other end of the spectrum?  Stay ... Read more Safest workers

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Embarrassing angles

Hey Scott, Hope you and yours are safe. Quick question, has a 'drunken' angle ever worked, we've seen it with depressing regularity in the 'E'? Jake the Snake Hawk Jeff Hardy (Twice now)  and  Scott Hall in WCW And others, I'm sure I've missed, but have these angles ever actually been successful?? I can't remember any ... Read more Embarrassing angles

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 02.07.87

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 02.07.87 Kind of assuming most of this was on Prime Time around this time, but we’ll give it a look. Taped from Boston, MA Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Ken Resnick Hercules Hernandez v. Billy Jack Haynes Bobby Heenan brings out Mr. ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 02.07.87

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Daily News Update – May 30, 2020

The weekend is here! DATELINE:  Chris Jericho says that “a deal is being worked out” with Mike Tyson.   https://ift.tt/2XhGX9u Maybe they can hire Mike’s mystery solving team to be in the corner!  The pigeon would probably turn on him, though. DATELINE:  Nigel McGuinness furloughed by WWE. https://ift.tt/2XaQI98 Also writer Chris DeJoseph, too. Here’s a TNA ... Read more Daily News Update – May 30, 2020

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Smackdown – May 29, 2020

Smackdown Date: May 29, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re very slowly closing in on Backlash but tonight is all about the Intercontinental Title tournament. That means a pair of semifinal matches and one of them is actually interesting. It’s AJ Styles vs. Elias and Jeff Hardy vs. ... Read more Smackdown – May 29, 2020

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Verne Gagne’s The Wrestler

Scott,   Do you get Amazon Prime up there? Verne Gagne's “The Wrestler” movie is available on it & It's just begging for one of your snarky reviews. It's an easy watch at less than an 1:45 & there are lots of interesting cameos, including Rhodes & Murdoch. Plus it focuses on Verne getting too old ... Read more Verne Gagne’s The Wrestler

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Friday Night Party Thread: May 29, 2020

We made it! Hey, this weekend I start a project for my guys at CRAB Wrestling in Maryland.  Don’t wanna give anything away, but you will see what it is.  So that’s why this is rushed — need to do research. Tomorrow, Mike returns to review WCW Great American Bash main events!  Pray for him. ... Read more Friday Night Party Thread: May 29, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 15, 1995

Footage of Jerry Lawler throwing a fireball in Mabel’s face at the recent Mid-South Coliseum show is played. Lance Russell and Dave Brown are handling commentary and they are coming to us from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  Brown notes that the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship is held up due to referee problems in ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 15, 1995

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Good Match-Ups You Got Sick Of?

What match-ups between wrestlers did you enjoy at first, but then got tired of them when they were rode into the ground?  I remember being that way with Christian vs Sheamus in the WWE in 2014.  I swear for awhile there they had a match every week on Raw  More recently it was Seth Rollins ... Read more Good Match-Ups You Got Sick Of?

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Business-changing promos

Hey Scott, Been enjoying your work for 20+ years… The recent repost of Scott Hall invading WCW made me think how his promo (or maybe Hogan's “Stick It!” promo after the Bash turn) fundamentlly changed the direction of the business.Austin's 3:16 promo would be another example. Can you or the blog think of any other examples ... Read more Business-changing promos

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Bret question(not Montreal)

Hi Scott; With many years of perspective on Bret’s career(probably not helped by his opinion of himself), where would you say he ranks as a worker now? Yes, he took the business too seriously, but to me his work was solid, he was able to come up with inventive finishes, and he could have good ... Read more Bret question(not Montreal)

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Excellent new song about Kane

Hi Scott, PhilippeTCA here. I think Quarantine is starting to affect my brain. In any case, here's my newest hit song. It's about Kane. If you wanted to link this it would be appreciated! Otherwise I'll just post it in the daily thread and let the sharks do what they will. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VB2No0immQU   Regards, PhilippeTCA There ... Read more Excellent new song about Kane

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Daily News Update – May 29, 2020

It’s Friday! DATELINE:  Bray Wyatt And JoJo Welcome Second Son https://ift.tt/2AoMxxt Man, when the Fiend says “Let Me In”, he’s not messing around. DATELINE:  New Non-WWE Video Game In Development https://ift.tt/36IhOre DATELINE:  Coronavirus Caused AEW To Cancel Live Event Plans https://ift.tt/2MakkgB Dammit!  Just think of how many of those t-shirts that Jericho could have sold ... Read more Daily News Update – May 29, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV 06 – 07.24.02

The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV #6 – 07.24.02 Well last week was Full Russo.  You never go full Russo! Live from Nashville, TN, with their first appearance at the Fairgrounds.  It looks like SHIT compared to the first few weeks of tapings.  At least they had a big-league look to the show for a ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV 06 – 07.24.02

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WWF 1995 Royal Rumble

January 22, 1995 From the Sun Dome in Tampa, FL Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler   We see a stretch limo pull up as Dink is all excited. Pam Anderson then gets out and is greeted by all the wrestlers. See smiles before going into her dressing room as ... Read more WWF 1995 Royal Rumble

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Watching New Japan for the First Time

Hey Scott.   I’ve been a wrestling fan since the late 1980’s, but never watched New Japan. Would you or those on the blog recommend just jumping into New Japan World or watching some stuff on YouTube first?   I’m really curious but kind of lost as where to start, since I understand that they’ve ... Read more Watching New Japan for the First Time

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Tony Khan’s Blog of Doom

What happened to you Scott? I get these are crazy times and wrestling with no crowds really shines a light on their issues and poor creative, especially WWE. But you make Uncle Dave look like Switzerland in the battle of WWE vs AEW with how you just gush over everything AEW does and crap over ... Read more Tony Khan’s Blog of Doom

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NXT UK – May 28, 2020

NXT UK Date: May 28, 2020 Commentators: Andy Shepard, Tom Phillips Host: Andy Shepard It’s another Hidden Gems episode, meaning we have more dark matches from various NXT UK TV tapings. I had a good time with this last time around and hopefully that means we could still be in for some fun here. You ... Read more NXT UK – May 28, 2020

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The ESSENTIAL Thursday Night Thread: May 28, 2020

Folks, my usual glurge goes here: the world has moments when it sucks.  Especially now, it can seem like we’re living in unprecedented bad times. And as such, you may feel like you can’t fix everything, so you can’t fix anything.  I’m here to say that’s bullshit. I live nowhere near Hong Kong, so China’s ... Read more The ESSENTIAL Thursday Night Thread: May 28, 2020

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Dark side of the ring ?

Watching a few episodes they use some wcw and wwf/e clips. Did Vince give them permission or are they just like fuck it let’s use them and see if the old man notices. They would pay WWE to license the footage.  That’s how WWE makes a huge chunk of money and why they buy all ... Read more Dark side of the ring ?

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Knock On Effects

Hey Scott, I'm going through WWF in early 2000 and enjoying going back to my childhood. Was wondering about what the original plans of certain situations were: 1) Chris Jericho was advertised as being in the 4-way at Mania; how come he was replaced? What would've been the deal with Benoit and Angle and the ... Read more Knock On Effects

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A Random Promotion Question

Hi Scott Hope all is well Back in the early 90s (I think actually in 1990) a friend had just got satellite television and he was flicking through the channels and came across some American (non WWF) wrestling. A team called Death Row were being introduced and sadly he then changed the channel.  The name ... Read more A Random Promotion Question

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Strangest angle

Scott – do you have any personal picks for the strangest angle you’ve seen in wrestling?   I’m thinking along the lines of not good or bad, but just something that seemed completely out of place.   Something that nobody was really asking for and yet it happened anyways.  My pick would be Kevin Nash getting involved ... Read more Strangest angle

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The Hannibal TV

This is one where I would be interested in the Board’s thoughts on Devon Nicholson (Hannibal) as a shoot interviewer.  I generally like him because he is quite knowledgeable about wrestling history, so he asks good questions, but also knows to shut up and let the wrestlers answer the question.  My only complaint is he ... Read more The Hannibal TV

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Favourite Dusty Finish?

Hey Scott Although the Dusty Finish is much maligned, do you have a favourite one? I’m quite partial to Rock’s DQ win over Ken Shamrock at Royal Rumble 1998, where he hid the brass knucks in Shamrock’s trunks. John I don’t hate the Dusty Finish at all.  It’s just that it gets tiresome when it’s ... Read more Favourite Dusty Finish?

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NXT – May 27, 2020

NXT Date: May 27, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips We’re less than two weeks away from Takeover and that means a lot of the matches are already set up. Hopefully they come up with a strong main event, though I can’t imagine it’s anything but Velveteen ... Read more NXT – May 27, 2020

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Monday Night Raw – December 26, 2005: You Can’t Win Them All

Monday Night Raw Date: December 26, 2005 Location: Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut Attendance: 6,500 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Joey Styles, Jonathan Coachman We’re closing out the Raw side of 2005 with this and that could might not be the best news. With less than two weeks to go before New Year’s Revolution, it’s time to ... Read more Monday Night Raw – December 26, 2005: You Can’t Win Them All

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 05.27.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 05.27.20 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur The Inner Circle convenes outside in the parking lot to start, trying to figure out how to recoup the money spent on all the boxes of “Stadium Stampede Champions” shirts that they bought from ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 05.27.20

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Dynamite – May 27, 2020

Dynamite Date: May 27, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur We’re done with Double Or Nothing and that means it’s time to start getting ready for the summer. I’m not sure what that is going to mean as AEW takes its time to get to their next pay per ... Read more Dynamite – May 27, 2020

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The Wednesday Night War Thread

TONIGHT! AEW has the post-PPV show, where hopefully poor Sammy Guevara will escape without having to run away in terror from something. NXT presents Matt Riddle against Timothy Thatcher in a cage match with Kurt Angle as referee, which will make Riddle’s exit to the main roster.  And GOOD LUCK to him there, pal. RAW ... Read more The Wednesday Night War Thread

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WWF Action Zone – January 22nd, 1995

January 22, 1995 Todd Pettengill is our host. The live portion of this show was in fact taped on location at the Sun Dome in Tampa, FL where the Royal Rumble PPV was being held.   Todd Pettengill is in the arena as they are setting up for the show.   Tatanka w/ Ted ... Read more WWF Action Zone – January 22nd, 1995

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – April 1, 1995

Jim Ross and Les Thatcher are doing commentary and they are still in Council, Virginia. Opening Contest for the Beat the Champ Television Championship:  Killer Kyle (Champion w/the Gangstas & D’Lo Brown) (2-1) pins Kenny Arden after a spinebuster at 1:42: Arden was a large Tennessee-based worker, often used as an enhancement talent in Southern ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – April 1, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #370 – 27/05/2000

Hello You! Last week’s show was pretty throwaway with little of any real importance going on. Let’s hope this one is a bit more exciting. Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling! This week’s matches were taped from Atlanta, Georgia. Sadly they haven’t tried going to centre stage again, which is a shame as last time they ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #370 – 27/05/2000

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AEW/WWE

Hope you and your family are well.  Who do you think has the bigger potential, Brian Cage in AEW or Karrion Kross in WWE? I can see Cage being big in AEW for sure in the immediate, actually feuding with Luchasaurus for sure, Lance Archer, maybe. But, I think Cross has bigger potential overall, longterm, ... Read more AEW/WWE

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The Hart Family vs Martha Hart

I was surprised to hear on “The Dark Side Of The Ring” episode about Owen Hart's death how the majority of the Hart Family not only didn't support Martha in her lawsuit against the WWF, but some members actively worked against her.  Were they that afraid of Vince McMahon and the WWF, or was it ... Read more The Hart Family vs Martha Hart

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Character Appreciation

Hey Scott, I recently noticed a strong difference between AEW and WWE for me. With WWE, everyone is pretty much blah and in the middle with slight exceptions. With AEW, there are characters I really enjoy that they’ve built well (Hangman Page, Darby, MJF, Jungle Boy) and others that I absolutely can’t stand (Cody, Moxley, ... Read more Character Appreciation

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Dark Side of the Ring: Bruiser Brody (by Dave!)

Hi Scott, With an hour spare, I’ve reviewed the Bruiser Brody episode for you if you want to post it. Cheers, Dave Narrator Mick Foley cites Bruiser Brody as an inspiration and introduces the three key experts: Tony Atlas, one of the last people to see Brody alive. Dutch Mantel, wrestler and booker. Abdullah the ... Read more Dark Side of the Ring: Bruiser Brody (by Dave!)

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro / WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.09.95

(Might as well merge the reposted TV rants into one column now.  Keeping them split into separate ones wasn’t doing any better numbers anyway.  Also, a reminder that these were written at times far apart from each other, in the early days of the WWE Network.)   The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 10.09.95 ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro / WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.09.95

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Daily News Update – May 26, 2020

My shoulder is feeling much better, thanks to Andy for filling in yesterday. DATELINE:  Deonna Purrazzo coming to Impact Wrestling! https://ift.tt/2AcXGSd WHAT’S [INSERT FUNNY NAME HERE] DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE? DATELINE:  Kairi Sane suffers head injury at RAW tapings https://ift.tt/2X7Eo9T I’ll give you ONE GUESS who she was wrestling when she got injured. DATELINE:  ... Read more Daily News Update – May 26, 2020

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 22nd, 1995

January 22, 1995 From the Liberty High School in Liberty. NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase The show starts off with a recap of the Tag Team Tournament semifinals as we now have Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka vs. 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly for the titles at the Royal Rumble ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 22nd, 1995

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Matt Hardy the Producer

After watching the awesomeness that was Stadium Stampede, is it clear that WWE was stupid to not throw a whole bunch of money at Matt Hardy to stay on as a producer and in creative? Given we’re in an era of cinematic matches, it feels like he’s someone you’d definitely want running the production on ... Read more Matt Hardy the Producer

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Jake Roberts and psychology

Dear Scott, When people think of ring psychology, one of the very first names that pops up is Jake the Snake Roberts. Despite that, his matches were, at best, mostly in the 3-star range. How can a guy be so synonymous with psychology, yet boast so few “classic” matches? Because he was around when wrestling ... Read more Jake Roberts and psychology

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First Summer Slam

This came up in one of the comment sections so I can't claim credit for noticing it but do you realize that the first summer slam was layed out almost exactly like the first Wrestlemania? You had a tag match with a special referee as the main event. A title change. Another title match between ... Read more First Summer Slam

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Favorite Jobber Tag-Team?

Did you ever have a favorite jobber tag-team, or jobber to the stars tag-team?  I always liked Well Dunn in the early 1990's WWF.  I think their only big win came against the Bushwackers, (Which they cheated to do, of course), on an episode of Superstars, of which the Bushwackers immediately got their win back ... Read more Favorite Jobber Tag-Team?

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OTE ’99

Hey Scott,   Here's a big what if for you.  We've all heard that Vince did the catwalk repel before the show to show Owen it was safe.  Let's say that the harness gives way then and Vince falls.  Does the show still go on then? If it was Vince?  100% he would want the ... Read more OTE ’99

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Daily News Update and Chatting: May 26, 2020

Take it easy and rest your shoulder, Scott — I got your back! Cageside, hit me with the news and rumors and innuendo! Matt Riddle is getting THE CALL to the main roster.  Expect the match with Thatcher to be how they write him out of NXT. They never fired Drew Gulak; his contract expired ... Read more Daily News Update and Chatting: May 26, 2020

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Wrestling Observer Flashback – 10.16.95

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 10.16.95 I’m actually recovering from a shoulder injury at work today but I’ll power through an Observer Flashback for you.  I guess I’ll just be typing one-handed. Um, never mind. There’s a big main event at the Tokyo Dome!  And it sure didn’t go down how anyone expected. – Keiji Muto ... Read more Wrestling Observer Flashback – 10.16.95

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Monday Night Raw – May 25, 2020

Monday Night Raw Date: May 25, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe It’s Memorial Day and that means the tributes will be strong this week. We’re also on the road to Backlash and I’m not sure what that is going to mean. We do at least already ... Read more Monday Night Raw – May 25, 2020

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! It’s a long holiday weekend for many of us on the board so that means RAW’s number will probably be even lower than normal. There is a Michael Vick-based replay of a game on Monday Night Football. Not a lot else on that I am excited about so…Keep it clean!

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Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV & AJW/JWP Rival Match

AJW TV (Jan. 26th, 1993): (Taped 04.01.1992) * Yay, I found another AJW TV show! This show features the up & coming junior team of Sakie Hasegawa & Debbie Malenko up against established veterans and title-holders in Manami Toyota & Akira Hokuto! We start off with some year-end awards show, with the injured Mariko Yoshida ... Read more Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV & AJW/JWP Rival Match

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – March 28, 1995

A lengthy video package hypes the three-way dance that is booked for the ECW Arena on April 8. Joey Styles provides commentary for this broadcast, which features matches from the March 18 ECW Arena show. Opening Contest:  Mikey Whipwreck (1-1) beats Jason after a flying hurricanrana at 8:32: This is hyped as the final confrontation ... Read more What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – March 28, 1995

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ECW on Syfy 12/15/2009 #184

We’re in Laredo, Texas and Alleged GM Tiffany has invited former champ Kane to show up, as if WWE would consider bringing an old star to the C-Brand to boost ratings in 2020. Tiffany starts the show to tell us how proud she is of Shelton Benjamin and Christian’s ladder match at TLC. The noise-machine ... Read more ECW on Syfy 12/15/2009 #184

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WWF Superstars – January 21st, 1995

January 21, 1995 From the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler This week, Bret Hart is the guest on the “Heartbreak Hotel.”   Razor Ramon vs. Charlie Hunter The announcers talk about Razor facing Jarrett at the Rumble while Lawler brings up William Shatner, claiming ... Read more WWF Superstars – January 21st, 1995

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Bruiser Brody – Dark Side of the Ring

Scott, I believe you said that the Bruiser Brody episode was so bleak that you didn't want to do a recap, but 🙁 Please? It was so raw, can you at least give some thoughts and have a thread for people to discuss. Semi-related – I remember that PWI at the time pretty much reported ... Read more Bruiser Brody – Dark Side of the Ring

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Randy Orton

Hey Scott, Am I the only one that truly gets annoyed when the talking heads and the Conrad co-hosts tout Randy Orton as one of the best ever?? Are we missing something here? It's one of those things where wrestlers and people in the business love the guy and apparently see things in what he ... Read more Randy Orton

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Comic Timing

Hey Scott, After watching DON, I have to say that while all the wrestlers in the main event had their moments – Ortiz's “I can't swim!, the clearing the bar spot, Matt's general insanity and of course Jericho is an all time comedic great – none of them hold a candle to the physical comedic ... Read more Comic Timing

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Stadium Stampede vs MITB

Hi Scott, Stadium Stampede and the MITB match are bound to be compared given the style and circumstances involved.   Why did the AEW match work so well for you when you didn’t like MITB?  What were the key differences? Thanks It had commentary that was funny and added to the match.  It was shot in ... Read more Stadium Stampede vs MITB

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Martha

Over the years I've always seen Martha Hart as somewhat of a villain in the Owen story.  She refuses to let him in the WWE HoF and wants nothing to do  with WWE or pro wrestling in any form.  But watching the latest Dark Side of the Ring on Owen, Martha is seen in a much ... Read more Martha

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Daily News Update – May 25, 2020

I guess it’s Memorial Day in the US, so enjoy your day off if that applies to you. DATELINE:  Stadium Stampede Likely An Annual Event https://ift.tt/3bZe5GU DATELINE:  Mike Tyson On Dynamite This Week https://ift.tt/2ZwbQbC   (Two AEW newsbites from Tommy?  He’s seen the light!)   Hey yo, here’s something that happened on another Memorial Day ... Read more Daily News Update – May 25, 2020

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.16.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.16.93 Oh man, Bret Hart is PISSED at Razor Ramon for beating up Owen. Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Randy Savage & Jerry Lawler Razor Ramon v. Buck Zumhofe Razor quickly chokeslams Buck and hits the backdrop suplex off the middle rope, and then finishes him off with ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.16.93

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Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 2

Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 2 Date: April 5, 2019 Location: White Eagle Hall, Jersey City, New Jersey Commentators: Denver Colorado, Dave Prazak, Kevin Gill This is a show I’ve been trying to see for a long time now and I might as well knock it, as well as the rest of the Wrestlemania ... Read more Joey Janela’s Spring Break 3 Part 2

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WWF Monday Night RAW – January 16th, 1995

January 16, 1995 From The Summit in Houston, TX Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels We get a video package hyping Bret Hart w/ William Shatner vs. Jeff Jarrett w/ The Roadie.   Heavenly Bodies w/ Jim Cornette vs. 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly The Bodies attack before the bell and dump ... Read more WWF Monday Night RAW – January 16th, 1995

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Sunday Night Reset: May 24, 2020

Let’s have some fun today, since tomorrow’s a federal holiday anyway.  I have NFL GamePass and access to every game from 2009-2019.  First person to pick a year, a week, and a team, I’ll watch that game.  If you pick a combo that comes up BYE WEEK, it’ll go to the next person.  I’m flying ... Read more Sunday Night Reset: May 24, 2020

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Stadium Stampede Match(because that’s the match most people will be talking about this week)

I wasn't as big on Double or Nothing as you were(Cody vs Archer was….fine) thought it was certainly decent. Both title matches were good to great…and then that main event… The day leading up to the show was pretty terrible for me for personal reasons. I felt awful enough that I almost didn't see the ... Read more Stadium Stampede Match(because that’s the match most people will be talking about this week)

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RSG reflects on WCCW 12-01-1984 (Thanksgiving edition)

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: December 1, 1984 (taped 11/22) Attendance: 15,235 Hosted by Bill Mercer Thanksgiving may mean turkey and football for some, but for WCCW, it means WRESTLING from Reunion Arena. This week, we have a Texas Death match that earns this episode a TV-MA rating. Who will help me to bring this ... Read more RSG reflects on WCCW 12-01-1984 (Thanksgiving edition)

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Mike Reviews Every WCW Great American Bash Main Event Part One (1988 to 1992)

Hello You! Time for some more Main Event reviews, as we look at WCW’s Great American Bash Event. For simplicities sake, I’m just going to count the official pay per view events, as otherwise we’d be here for a long time due to The Bash being a big tour prior to it becoming an official ... Read more Mike Reviews Every WCW Great American Bash Main Event Part One (1988 to 1992)

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North-South Connection Podcast Feed Weekly Update

Here’s what went down this week at the North South Connection:   From Montreal to Memphis #3 – Aaron & Reg examine the amazing WWF career arc of “Macho Man” Randy Savage: https://ift.tt/2LSfZyw   TNA Never Dies #1 – Aaron, JT, and Jenny kick off this new series with a look at the inaugural NWA-TNA ... Read more North-South Connection Podcast Feed Weekly Update

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Cruiserweight Belt on NXT… Pour Quoi?

Hey Scott– Dave has mentioned this in the Observer, but it is really strange that so much of NXT has been devoted to the Cruiserweight tournament… when NXT's Champion is Adam Cole, who barely clocks in at 210 pounds legit. We all know that 205 Live is a nonentity, but why is the tournament not ... Read more Cruiserweight Belt on NXT… Pour Quoi?

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Jungle Boy’s extended family

Hey scott, Earlier this year I found out about Jungle Boy being Luke Perry’s son (RIP), a cool little celebrity connection that’s unfortunate now. However, it just dawn on me that that would make Jungle Boy the nephew of Krusty the Clown (well half-nephew). What are your thoughts on this? He’s certainly got the hair ... Read more Jungle Boy’s extended family

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Daily News Update – May 24, 2020

Well that was a show! Remember, if you want to order the replay (and you should) on Fite.TV, you can do so here and a few bucks go my way: https://ift.tt/3bWy60T   DATELINE: Kurt Angle Appearing On Next Week’s NXT https://ift.tt/36ojdDk DATELINE:  Great News For Shad Gaspard’s Family https://ift.tt/2LVrMfq DATELINE:  The People’s Elbow May Have ... Read more Daily News Update – May 24, 2020

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Double Or Nothing 2020

Double Or Nothing Date: May 23, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur It’s back to the pay per view calendar, which isn’t somewhere AEW goes all that often. It’s a triple main event with the Stadium Stampede, Jon Moxley defending the World Title against Brodie Lee and Cody vs. ... Read more Double Or Nothing 2020

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Double or Nothing 2020 – 05.23.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Double or Nothing 2020 – 05.23.20 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Excalibur and Tony Schiavone. We get a combination tribute to first responders and Shad Gaspard to start, which is kind of a bummer.  But good on them. Casino Ladder match:  Luchasaurus v. Kip Sabian v. ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Double or Nothing 2020 – 05.23.20

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Double or Nothing Live Thread!

Tonight!  Chat about AEW’s first empty arena PPV show, and if you want to order it through the link below and help send a couple of bucks my way, that would be great too. https://ift.tt/3bWy60T And here’s the card: AEW: Double Or Nothing (2020) is here and it’s going to make a mark on the ... Read more Double or Nothing Live Thread!

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Impact Wrestling – May 19, 2020

Impact Wrestling Date: May 19, 2020 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Madison Rayne, Josh Matthews Things are getting interesting around here as the tournament is starting to pick up. That’s going to continue this week and we’re also going to be seeing more of the TNA World Title, as Moose gets to show us ... Read more Impact Wrestling – May 19, 2020

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Smackdown – December 23, 2005

Smackdown Date: December 23, 2005 Hosts: Michael Cole, Tazz It’s the holiday season and since Raw was over in Afghanistan, it’s Best Of time. That’s a good thing for a change as the show could be a nice look back at a hit or miss year. Sometimes you need a little breather and not having ... Read more Smackdown – December 23, 2005

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Hana Kimura

Hey Scott, This isn't as much of a question as it just a request to have a thread to discuss our thoughts about the death of Hana Kimura. 22 years old with the world in front of her, just an absolutely tragic situation that makes me sick in my stomach to be a wrestling fan. ... Read more Hana Kimura

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 04.26.86

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – 04.26.86 I really enjoyed the 85 Boston show on the Network, so let’s give another one of the one-hour shows a look. Taped from Boston, MA Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Lord Alfred Hayes So we are of course shortly after Wrestlemania 2 at this ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 04.26.86

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Female Photographer at WCW Events

Hey Scott, Our household has been doing a “through the years” if you will of WCW PPVs starting with the first Starcade and working our way on to 1994 currently. Your writings are a great companion to the shows to provide insight so I thank you for that. One recurring theme during our viewing has ... Read more Female Photographer at WCW Events

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Megapowers

During their interview before Summerslam 88, Macho Man introduces Hogan as his partner and Hogan says they are fighting for the same woman, I.e., Elizabeth.  And Jesse remarks on commentary that that could be a problem.  Was that Jesse going off on his own or was Vince actually foreshadowing that many months in advance?  Who ... Read more Megapowers

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Edge vs Orton

I gotta say, given the promotion of this match as the Greatest Wrestling Match Of All Time, Ever, Seriously, Stop Laughing by the WWE… they HAVE to be setting up a swerve where Orton (who wanted the “regular wrestling match”) takes the DQ and beats Edge back into retirement with anything not nailed down, don't ... Read more Edge vs Orton

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Daily News Update – May 23, 2020

TONIGHT!  It’s AEW Double or Nothing, which you can order via Fite.TV if you’re not in the US, right here: https://ift.tt/3bWy60T   DATELINE:  Animal Crossing has made ALL OF THE MONEY.   https://ift.tt/2TwHxhb Hopefully Nintendo invested it all in turnips when they were selling at 65 Bells and then sold at 300. DATELINE:  “Snyder Cut” of ... Read more Daily News Update – May 23, 2020

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Smackdown – May 22, 2020

Smackdown Date: May 22, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re on the road to Backlash and that means the Intercontinental Title tournament is still ongoing. We have two more first round matches tonight and that means we could be in for some interesting showdowns. Other than that, we ... Read more Smackdown – May 22, 2020

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Friday Night Open Mic: May 22, 2020

…man.  I, uh… geez. I hate that I have to do this today.  It’s Friday, the US is ready to start a long weekend, we should all be happy.  I want to be happy, I want to feel fun.  Sit down, put on YouTube, maybe play some video games… it’s been a rough week in ... Read more Friday Night Open Mic: May 22, 2020

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What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 8, 1995

Today’s commentary is different as Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are in the booth and they are in the WMC-TV 5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown announces that Tommy Rich attacked a referee and promoter Randy Hales, so he is fined and suspended.  That appears to put an end to Rich’s feud with PG-13.  Razor ... Read more What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 8, 1995

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Favorite Move Combinations?

What wrestler had/has the best move combination?  For example, I always liked C.M. Punk's high knee to his opponents in the corner, followed by a running bulldog.  Simple and effective, and it didn't come off as highly contrived like a lot of these move combinations tend to.   That’s a good one.  Another classic is Earthquake’s ... Read more Favorite Move Combinations?

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Mike Reviews: Full Impact Pro – Fallout Night Two (13/11/2004)

Hello You! I’ve had this DVD in my collection for a while but never given it a full watch, so I decided to watch it in aid of having something fresh to write about, seeing as I’ve never done an FIP review before. The Main Event is a match you might have either heard of ... Read more Mike Reviews: Full Impact Pro – Fallout Night Two (13/11/2004)

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WWF Action Zone – January 15th, 1995

January 15, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill This week’s featured match is Bam Bam Bigelow vs. 1-2-3 Kid   Ross recaps the Tag Team Tournament Semifinals, which saw Bam Bam Bigelow & Tatanka and 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly win as they will face off at the Rumble for the ... Read more WWF Action Zone – January 15th, 1995

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The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV #5 – 07.17.02

The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV 05 – 07.17.02 Live from Nashville, TN Your hosts are Don West, Mike Tenay & Ed Ferrara We start with a recap of the first four weeks of Jeff Jarrett, as he is smarter than HHH and a bigger badass than Steve Austin. Earlier this week, Goldy Locks tries ... Read more The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV #5 – 07.17.02

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questions!

Hey Scott, Reading your 92 Rumble review made me think about Flair in 88. If he showed up at Summerslam does he linger in the background for 8 months as the Mega Powers explode? Would Vince put him with Tully and Arn or would that be too close for comfort? And on the opposite side–Flair leaves ... Read more questions!

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Pedro at WM

Reading your 1985 old school review, I always wondered, why wasn’t Pedro Morales at the first WrestleMania as he was obviously under contract in 85. I always thought he would’ve made the best opening squash match guy with his popularity in MSG. Bruno was there in David’s corner (ugh), but at least he was there. ... Read more Pedro at WM

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Daily News Update – May 22, 2020

TGIF!  No, never mind, I’m working all weekend. Gotta say, not much of a buzz for Double or Nothing tomorrow.  This one might not do so well. DATELINE:  Britt Baker May Be Seriously Injured https://ift.tt/2WTJxSw DATELINE:  You Want An Ivan Koloff Musical Right? https://ift.tt/2LRkl9g DATELINE:  Seth Rollins Responds To Jim Cornette’s Becky Lynch Comments https://ift.tt/2LOGB3B ... Read more Daily News Update – May 22, 2020

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NXT UK – May 21, 2020

NXT UK Date: May 21, 2020 Host: Andy Shepard It’s another special show with a big look at a major match. This time around it’s the triple threat match for the Women’s Title between Kay Lee Ray, Piper Niven and Toni Storm. I don’t remember that match being such a huge one but it’s nice ... Read more NXT UK – May 21, 2020

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The ESSENTIAL Thursday Night Thread: May 21, 2020

Man, I hope by the time this is over I can tell the difference between Covid symptoms and allergies, for my own sake. Wednesday ratings are in, and the winner between AEW and NXT is… NASCAR, which beat their combined score.  But hey, both networks are happy and so on. Thanks again to everyone who ... Read more The ESSENTIAL Thursday Night Thread: May 21, 2020

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WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 15th, 1995

January 15, 1995 From the Liberty High School in Liberty, NY Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Ted DiBiase   Jeff Jarrett w/ The Roadie vs. Walter Snow Gorilla teases DiBiase about not having any members of The Corporation on the show as DiBiase says there is a good reason for that, because its ... Read more WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 15th, 1995

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A Journey Through Memphis: CWA TV 4/5/1986

Titles have changed hands, but who holds the gold now? The Bill and Buddy Show make their debut. Tony Falk doesn’t like being ignored and wants a piece of Jeff Jarrett. The issues between Jerry Lawler, Dutch Mantell, Bill Dundee and Buddy Landell continue. CWA TV Date: 4/5/1986 From: Memphis, TN Lance Russell and Dave ... Read more A Journey Through Memphis: CWA TV 4/5/1986

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Manager/Wrestler Combinations we never got that might have been good

Anything you would have particularly liked to see that we never got? I would have personally liked to see Jim Cornette manage Mr. Perfect at some stage. I reckon that would have been an interesting combo This would be less of a Manager/Wrestler combination but more like an on screen couple who accompanied one another ... Read more Manager/Wrestler Combinations we never got that might have been good

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Wrestling list

Hi do you have a wrestling list of everything you have?  I do have a literal wall of wrestling DVDs and Blu Ray, yes, but my basement is a mess so we won't be posting any pictures on Instagram.  

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WWE Films/Studio; What Happened?

What happened with WWE Films/Studios?  In the late 2000's “See No Evil”, “The Marine”, and “12 Rounds” were given wide theatrical releases, and “See No Evil” and “The Marine” both turned profits.(Not sure about “12 Rounds”, though.)  Then it just seemed from that point forward that almost all their movies were direct to video/DVD releases.  ... Read more WWE Films/Studio; What Happened?

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WWF Superstars – January 14th, 1995

January 14, 1995 From the Bob Carpenter Center in Newark, DE Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler We start off with a hype video of the Tag Team Tournament as this week we get the semifinals of Bam Bam Bigelow vs. New Headshrinkers and 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly vs. ... Read more WWF Superstars – January 14th, 1995

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 10.02.95

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 10.02.95 Live from Denver, CO Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan and Mongo. Lex Luger v. Randy Savage The video package shows what happened between them last week, so clearly there was a show and the Network has just omitted it for some strange reason.  Luger ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 10.02.95

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.02.95

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 10.02.95 Taped from Grand Rapids, MI Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler Razor Ramon v. 1-2-3 Kid The Kid’s slow heel turn continues rolling along.  Kid evades Ramon and throws kicks in the corner, but walks into a blockbuster slam that gets two.  Kid with ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.02.95

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Daily News Update – May 21, 2020

Morning! DATELINE: Ember Moon is probably done. https://ift.tt/2XljliM DATELINE: Collar x Elbow has a shirt out to benefit Shad Gaspard’s family. https://twitter.com/COLLARxELBOW/status/1263210356295467008?s=20 Today on the YouTubes, it’s a very young Adam Page!

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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 05.20.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 05.20.20 Live (?) from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross & Excalibur The Inner Circle arrive in their limo, and have to explain the concept of a surprise to Alex Marvez, but it’ll be BAD for the Elite. Jon Moxley v. 10 Mr. Brodie Lee ... Read more The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 05.20.20

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NXT – May 20, 2020

NXT Date: May 20, 2020 Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Tom Phillips I’m not sure what to expect at the moment but it’s time to start getting ready for Takeover. The show is in two and a half weeks and that means we are going to need to get ... Read more NXT – May 20, 2020

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Dynamite – May 20, 2020

Dynamite Date: May 20, 2020 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone It’s the go home show for Double or Nothing and that means it is time to hammer home everything that has already been set up. Hopefully that makes for a good show as you never know what you might ... Read more Dynamite – May 20, 2020

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Wednesday Night War Thread

Tonight!  Get me the hell away from work.  Hopefully Dynamite is an entertaining show tonight because I need it. The Owen Hart episode of Dark Side did the biggest ratings in the history of the show. It’s the go-home show for Double or Nothing, and NXT continues building towards Takeover: In Your House. Vince McMahon ... Read more Wednesday Night War Thread

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What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – March 25, 1995

Jim Ross and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are taped from Council, Virginia. Opening Contest:  The Dirty White Boy (4-2) pins Mike Samples after the Bucksnort Blaster at 1:10: The White Boy is selling a return to his “dirty” roots, so he jumps Samples before the bell.  As the White Boy pounds ... Read more What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – March 25, 1995

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #369 – 20/05/2000

Condolences to the friends and family of Larry Csonka and Shad Gaspard, who both sadly passed away this week. There’s actually a Go Fund Me up for Larry’s daughters if you feel like you want to contribute. I’ll put the link below; https://www.gofundme.com/f/larrymania-living-on-in-his-girls?utm_source=widget&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet R.I.P Last week we had Hardcore Heaven 2000, an event which saw ... Read more Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #369 – 20/05/2000

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APPRECIATION: Shad Gaspard (1981-2020)

I am not a parent. I have done sitting for younger neighbors as a teen and tutored them through high school in advanced math concepts.  At work, I look after the kids of other office members when it’s Take Your Child To Work Day assuming I have spare time.  Through the wrestling training and small ... Read more APPRECIATION: Shad Gaspard (1981-2020)

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Monday Night Raw – December 19, 2005

Monday Night Raw Date: December 19, 2005 Location: Bagram Air Force Base, Bagram, Afghanistan Attendance: 5,000 Commentators: Jerry Lawler, Joey Styles We pause to go overseas for Tribute to the Troops, which felt a lot more special when they actually went to the troops. None of the storyline stuff here is going to matter whatsoever ... Read more Monday Night Raw – December 19, 2005

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WWF Nassau Coliseum – January 13th, 1995

January 13, 1995 This is a fan-cam recording of the show, which was part of the “Holiday Wish Tour.”  And it omits the Aldo Montoya vs. Steven Dunn match but more importantly it also does not contain the Diesel vs. Jeff Jarrett title match. I’ll get more into the title match in my final ... Read more WWF Nassau Coliseum – January 13th, 1995

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 12.07.85

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 12.07.85 Didn’t wanna watch that NWA Carnyland thing and AEW Dark was literally NINETY MINUTES of squash matches.  So instead, I’m just scrolling through the Network looking for stuff I haven’t reviewed before.  And this is as good as anything! https://ift.tt/2LHKpmT Taped from Boston, ... Read more The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 12.07.85

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Best of WWE

Hey Scott, Ever since the quarantine started, WWE started releasing greatest matches on current and former wrestlers on the Network. Ever check these out and consider doing some rants? I’m watching the Savage one now and forgot how long it’s been since I’ve seen the Steamboat crushed larynx angle where Savage comes down slowly from ... Read more Best of WWE

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Starting to question things

Scott,  When I was a kid watching Grand Prix and then later on WWF when it took over in the 80’s in Montréal, I took it as face value and…..real. (Hey I was just young and dumb) Of course I know better now but I can remember the first time I went “hey wait a ... Read more Starting to question things

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blog question(s)

Hi Scott, Thanks for keeping me sane during this isolation. – Why do you think Corgan is gonna close down NWA? Do you think it's inevitable? Personally, I always think Pro Wrestling people playing up anybody with semi-mainstream awareness outside of Wrestling as a bigger deal than they are and they should consider Corgan is successful ... Read more blog question(s)

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as Toyah once sang … “It’s a Mystery”

AEW have announced that the final participant in the Casino Ladder Match will be a 'Mystery Man'. So obviously the odds are on it being a recent WWE/NXT vacancy are high, who do you think it is? What would the 'pop' be for the following: (Listed in some kind of order, and not based on whether I know ... Read more as Toyah once sang … “It’s a Mystery”

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Daily News Update – May 20, 2020

Gosh Google is so helpful.  “Hey, we couldn’t help but notice that your revenue dropped dramatically in April, just like everyone else in the world!  Remember we’re here to help and support you through these tough times, mostly with e-mails a month after the fact pointing out that your revenue is in the toilet and ... Read more Daily News Update – May 20, 2020

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Tuesday Night Streaming Thread – May 19, 2020

So with NWA Powerrr on hiatus for the foreseeable future, they’re instead doing something called Welcome to Carnyland, which appears to be a Patreon funding scheme. Hey, do what you gotta do, I guess. Also tonight, AEW Dark. Police have called off the search for Shad Gaspard. RAW is back to its record low ratings ... Read more Tuesday Night Streaming Thread – May 19, 2020

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Talent Raid

Let's say current contracts are no issue: If you're WWE, which 5 acts do you raid from any North American promotion that isn't AEW? What about AEW raiding from any place that isn't WWE? Once Corgan shuts down the NWA I think Eli Drake for one deserves another shot at the big time.  Probably James ... Read more Talent Raid

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Royal Rumble 92

Hey Scott, read your rant on the 92 Royal Rumble and had two questions for you. Do you think the Rumble Match itself was Monsoons and Heenans best work together? Do you thinks its the best booked multiman match of all time? For the first question, yes.  Undoubtedly.  For the second, no.  It was the ... Read more Royal Rumble 92

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