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The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2021 – 01.31.21

The SmarK Rant for WWE Royal Rumble 2021 – 01.31.21 Live from the award-winning and critically acclaimed THUNDERDOME.  Isn’t this the second one?  Are they both award-winning AND critically acclaimed? Your hosts are Michael Cole and the usual crew. WWE Title:  Drew McIntyre v. Goldberg Drew immediately spears Goldberg and they head to the floor ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pBagPL via IFTTT

Royal Rumble 2021

Royal Rumble 2021 Date: January 31, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe, Tom Phillips It’s officially the Road To Wrestlemania and that should only be a good thing. The other major positive this year is how wide open both Rumbles could be, which means we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3rflUk1 via IFTTT

The 2021 Royal Rumble Thread

Tonight is the most fun random show of the year for a live crowd — the Royal Rumble!  Problem?  There IS no live crowd.  So don’t expect me to hang around.  If you wanna hang around with me, I’m on Skype at DukesAPG at the Hotmails.  Yes, I still use Skype, that’s how old I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3amwZsE via IFTTT

Rumble Countdown ’21 – The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1993 – 01.24.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1993 – 01.24.93 Well we’ve hit that point in the Superstars rants anyway and I always enjoy a good Rumble. Live from Sacramento, CA, doing a legit sellout of 16,000, but the lowest buyrate in WWF history to that point. Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3crAZdP via IFTTT

Rumble Countdown ’21 – The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1992 – 01.19.92

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1992 – 01.19.92 So a couple of months back I had redone Rumbles 89-91 to good reaction, but then I was checking my archives and I realized that I hadn’t done this one in close to 25 years. Yikes. So we’re definitely due for a redo, and probably ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cpD8GX via IFTTT

Royal Rumble predictions (yawn) but in a three way format

Hey Scott Appreciate it’s pretty dull watching WWE these days. But Royal Rumble is still one of the more interesting and unique times of year. Right? Right? So for predictions, how about we go for a set of three? 1 The Bleeding Obvious (maybe an English turn of phrase) 2 Your Choice should you be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oxOD1p via IFTTT

Rumble Countdown ’21 – The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1991 – 01.19.91

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1991 – 01.19.91 The Rumble season is upon us again and this one is next in my list of shows that I haven’t watched in more than two decades. Plus the whole “crazed Republican warmonger taking on the Middle East” theme has suddenly become culturally significant again. Sadly. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oBmC9t via IFTTT

Smackdown – September 1, 2006

Smackdown Date: September 1, 2006 Location: Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield We are a long way off from No Mercy but it seems that we are going to be moving towards Batista vs. King Booker II for the World Title. I’m not sure how much interest there is going to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2NJj6gk via IFTTT

Rumble Countdown ’21 – The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1990 – 01.21.90

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 90 – 01.21.90 Live from Orlando, FL, drawing 16,000 and a 2.0 buyrate. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & and a Mickey Mouse-adorned Jesse Ventura, Tony’s last PPV with the company. I love that Vince lays out all the entrants in the Rumble match in the intro so ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3rkzN0n via IFTTT

Street Sharks – They Bite, They Fight!

I’ve not been feeling the love for posting cartoon reviews recently, but revisiting a random video prompted me to give this show from the nineties a look. Imagine someone doing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, but knocking the Ninja Turtles part off the end. Meet the Street Sharks, a toy-based cartoon show from 1994, with not ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/36q0FUE via IFTTT

Rumble Countdown ’21: The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1989 – 01.15.89

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 89 – 01.15.89 So although their goal of screwing with the NWA’s PPV ambitions had already been fulfilled and then some, I guess people thought this “Royal Rumble” concept was a pretty good idea, so why not carry on another year? This time on PPV! Live from Houston, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YwImZm via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 31, 2021

It’s Royal Rumble day!  So I’m reposting the 89-93 shows this morning to fill your day leading up to the big show.  Maybe we’ll actually have more than 12 women entered into the match by the time we get to the PPV, who knows? Mia Yim tests positive for Covid https://ift.tt/2NGBypR I don’t know how ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3r9Sl3k via IFTTT

USA Championship Wrestling – March 12, 1988

OK, here is the show I was going to review before California Championship Wrestling made a blip on the radar. From 1988, Ron Fuller (brother of Robert “Colonel Rob Parker” Fuller) presents USA Championship Wrestling from Knoxville, one of the last Knoxville wrestling promotions before Smoky Mountain Wrestling gave it one last try. It’s a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pBPZcO via IFTTT

ECW on Sci Fi – August 29, 2006

ECW On Sci Fi Date: August 29, 2006 Location: Sovereign Center, Reading, Pennsylvania Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz Believe it or not, this week’s show is about Paul Heyman, who is the big evil around here and therefore has to deal with Sabu. I’m not the biggest Sabu fan, but if they want this show to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Ys1rMk via IFTTT

California Championship Wrestling – June, 1986

I had it in mind to look at another promotion with Championship Wrestling as part of their name, and that’s still coming, but this came up on a search and I thought I’d look at it instead. We’ve talked about infamously bad bodybuilder/wrestler Ripper Savage before, and he’s part of the show, but we’ve also ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cp0fS1 via IFTTT

Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers – WWE Judgment Day 2003 (18/05/2003)

Hello You! Back with another Stinker review, which will become a monthly feature going forwards, usually on the last Saturday of every month. For those who haven’t read one of these before, the premise is that I review a show that has a reputation for being bad and then try to answer the question of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39uSEzE via IFTTT

“I Own You” Angles

So remembering the SNME match between Hercules and and DiBiase and their “slave” angle, and win Chuck Taylor being a butler for Miro and Sabian, it’s reinforcing another thing about how damn good Roman’s run has been.  His “I own you” bit with Jey Uso actually works, and seems to work BECAUSE they are either ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3r41WbJ via IFTTT

Re. “One more thing about the Megapowers”

Hello yet again, This blog post reminds me that Princess had an interesting point way back when where she posited that the match layout was ass-backwards because Savage basically gave Hogan nothing all match.  Her argument was that fans are paying to see Hogan kick Savage's ass, not watch Savage control most of it with ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pyY4PH via IFTTT

Hogan-Savage at Summerslam 89

While I agree with you that the Hogan-Savage WM5 match is underwhelming, in all honesty, that was probably the best match they could have had considering they couldn't really cut loose. Not only because of the comatose Trump Plaza crowd, but also I imagine Vince wouldn't have really wanted a wild, chaotic brawl to close ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pzTWif via IFTTT

Stampede Wrestling – February 10, 1989

I’ve found a Stampede episode with returning stars the British Bulldogs, one of the longer TSN episodes, so I’ll have a look at that before possibly alternating between episodes of this show and an interesting but short-lived show from the late eighties with some entertaining and incendiary elements in it. In the case of Stampede ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YwoJ3A via IFTTT

Smackdown – January 29, 2021

Smackdown Date: January 29, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves It’s the final show before the Royal Rumble and that means there are probably going to be a few surprises to really hammer things home. That can be a good thing but sometimes they leave you wondering if this ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oyou2P via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1988 – 01.24.88

The SmarK Rant for WWF Royal Rumble 1988 – 01.24.88 (Originally written 01.28.21) It occurs to me that I haven’t actually reviewed this one in a couple of decades, and certainly never the Network version. Of course, the story here is typical Vince McMahon, as Jim Crockett managed to get a PPV night to himself ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39wy1mq via IFTTT

The Road to New Beginning 2021 Round Up!

Howdy! With the New Beginning show looming this weekend in Nagoya, I thought it would be fun to take a brief look at some matches from the Road to the New Beginning events.  A brief explanation – the ‘road to’ shows are a series of shows that, 99% of the time, are various tag matches ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cp4mxG via IFTTT

One more thing about the Megapowers

While it’s on my mind tonight, I will say that for as awesome as the buildup to Wrestlemania V might have been, the actual match remains a crushing disappointment and one of the main things dragging the whole feud down a lot.  It was a good Hogan-Savage match, but you would have expected Savage to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ov9Rgv via IFTTT

Friday Night Get Down: January 29, 2021

Tonight, we have something very important. In about an hour, GCW will be starting a wrestling marathon on their FITE channel (see here).  From 8PM tonight to 8PM tomorrow, they will be raising funds for those independent workers who, due to COVID, haven’t had any shows to make money from and whose day jobs are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/36p6EsI via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – December 16, 1995

Lance Russell is back from vacation and he reunites with Dave Brown in the booth to call the action from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown interviews Randy Hales, who announces that Bob Armstrong’s court injunction to prevent the USWA from acquiring total control of SMW is over.  From this point forward Armstrong is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j1EsRy via IFTTT

Mega explosion

Man your recap of the Main Event was one of your finest. Had me in tears laughing and I completely forgot there was another match after the mega breakup. I will watch that show this weekend after this recap just to relive the magic that happened.  Thank you  You’re welcome!  It was a lot of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2NReoxn via IFTTT

Stampede Wrestling – March 25, 1988

A quick review tonight from the Stampede collection, with an episode running 35 minutes and doubtless having a bit cut out. Jason’s on the still for the episode, so let’s see if Luke is angry. Jason the Terrible vs. Kerry Brown Joined in progress with Ed Whalen and Makhan Singh on the mic, with Brown ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ow7IkT via IFTTT

House show memories

Hello again, Here's another query I'd like to open up to the forum: what are some crowd reactions/interactions from house shows that stuck in your memory for one reason or another?  Here's mine: It was a 1987 show at Copps Coliseum (Hogan v. Butch Reed was the main event).  A few rows in front of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2MglAT5 via IFTTT

Should WWE split up the 2 Royal Rumble matches?

I am admittedly not watching weekly WWE TV, but I'm still a wrestling fan who likes the Royal Rumble. These days, it doesnt feel like they can build up good stories for one of the Rumbles, much less two.  And as you go through the Rumble shows, the recent ones have been so long because ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pvmzx9 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for the Main Event #2 – 02.03.89

(Originally written 01.28.21) The SmarK Rant for the Main Event #2 – 02.03.89 Back to prime time as things have been getting bad for the Megapowers in the past few months of SNME, thanks to Hulk Hogan spending the past year putting the moves on his best friend’s manager and coveting his title. Thankfully Savage ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3r0SOVh via IFTTT

NXT UK – January 28, 2021

NXT UK Date: January 28, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd It’s time to find some new #1 contenders for the Tag Team Titles, which is probably a good idea given how long Gallus has held the titles. Things have kind of paused a bit around here, but the elimination ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iVurWl via IFTTT

The Thursday PRIME TIME Thread: January 28, 2021

“Hello again, folks, as it’s Thursday night and time for an edition of Prime Time Wrestling.” “And you’d better be on your best behavior, Gorilla; we saw on Dark that even a child can do better than you.” “I’ll have him replace you!  You’re the weak link around here!” “Get rid of the smartest man ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3a7UuWc via IFTTT

SNME “schedule”

Hello, This is more a question for the entire blog: what was your strategy for keeping track of when a new SNME was airing?  Was it just a matter of checking the TV listings every Saturday during the months they tended to occur (January, March, May, etc.)?  I don't recall the weekly shows hyping them ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Mc3MIO via IFTTT

Rumble Spots

Hey Scott, With the Royal Rumble approaching, what is your favorite Rumble spot? My favorite is Steve Austin's face after eliminating everyone and Bret Hart was the next entrant.  I've still gotta go with 1990 and Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior left in the ring together as everyone in the arena simultaneously realizes what the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/36o4dXs via IFTTT

Question

Scott, Silly, nostalgic question on its way. But, since it’s Royal Rumble time, I feel that it is appropriate. RR ‘89. Hogan eliminates both Tully and Arn at the same time (I remember a much younger version of me thinking that this was the closest we may ever get to Hogan against Flair, by way of Hulk against ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tf5w4O via IFTTT

NXT – January 27, 2021

NXT Date: January 27, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix It’s still tournament time around here as the women’s Dusty Classic continues the first round but the men’s version heads on to the quarterfinals. I’m still not sure if this is the best idea in the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2MyaJ6V via IFTTT

Dynamite – January 27, 2021

Dynamite Date: January 27, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross We’re a week away from Beach Break and for the first time in a long time, we are coming off of a somewhat weak show last time around. That being said, Dynamite has an incredible track record so I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3r3TpFP via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – August 28, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: August 28, 2006 Location: Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re well on the way to Unforgiven and last week John Cena threw Edge into the rather contaminated water. Odds are that is going to set up something for the pay per view, which is in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KVCnKB via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.27.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.27.21 Taped from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur Eddie Kingston v. Lance Archer Lance sends the Snake away for this one, and they slug it out to start before Lance hits him with running elbows in the corner.  Eddie fights back with ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qT3EMQ via IFTTT

Time Off

Hey Scott, I just read an interesting interview with Sasha Banks where she says her body feels better than ever and she’s having her best matches since she’s only wrestling one day a week and sleeps home every night. My questions are as follows: 1) Are all WWE (and AEW for that matter) wrestlers just ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3chR2Lq via IFTTT

AEW/Impact Endgame

Hey Scott– I'm reading the results of Hard to Kill in the Observer (because HAHAHAHAHAHAno I did not spend money on an Impact PPV) and I'm scratching my head about where this AEW/Impact partnership is going. Granted, Kenny Omega and Don Callis' douche heel routine is more entertaining than Kenny as a bland, vague babyface, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ooq5rG via IFTTT

Yokozuna & Bastian Booger vs. Men On A Mission (and other Dream Matches)

It’s a shock and a tragedy that I can’t find any solo matches between these two. And we’re back with more of wrestling’s wildest Dream Matches! Can you withstand the power of Yoko & Booger working the world’s softest match with Mo & Mabel? More Booger, as he wrestles Rick Martel in a battle of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2NJAPV1 via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain TV – November 4, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are in the booth and they are concluding the tapings in Harlan, Kentucky. Opening Contest:  Flash Flanagan (2-0) pins Mike Samples after a missile dropkick at 2:41: Samples got his start in Memphis in 1990, trained by the legendary Jerry Jarrett and Tojo Yamamoto.  He wrestled for the USWA throughout ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YjRNez via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – All Japan Pro Wrestling TV (26/01/1985)

Hello You! Back with some more All Japan TV from 1985, once again courtesy of Roy Lucier over on YouTube. Give Roy some likes and some subs you filthy animals! The feud between Genichiro Tenryu and Riki Choshu has been all kinds of fun in the past couple of weeks, although all the non-finishes in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3caRfjs via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 04.03.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 04.03.82 Sure, having old Wrestling Challenge on the Network now is exciting, and moving all the content to Peacock is big news, but what about Slaughter’s Privates?  Will Slaughter’s Privates end up all over Peacock?  Or will they be cut off? The people demand an answer. Taped ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iOiVvQ via IFTTT

Superstar Spectacle

Superstar Spectacle Date: January 26, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Shahoz Ali This is the start of WWE’s latest attempt to make it into India, as we are getting a special (taped in Florida, like everything else) featuring WWE stars in the ring with Indian stars. Eventually we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3chbxIe via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – January 26, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: January 26, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: D’Lo Brown, Matt Striker We’re on the way to both Rebellion and No Surrender, meaning things are going to slowly start taking shape. That is not a bad thing either, as Impact is a lot better when they have a focus. Odds are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2MqCVZp via IFTTT

AEW DARK: January 26, 2021

The PG Era Recap for AEW Dark, Episode 72: Literally Anyone Can Do Commentary In AEW, January 26, 2021. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. They are joined at the start by Ricky Starks. Your adjective: “Super-sized.” TONIGHT! Fifteen matches, but the real feature is Peter Avalon and Lee Johnson in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/36i67Zv via IFTTT

Tuesday Night Streaming Thread!

TONIGHT! It’s AEW Dark! Also, Impact Wrestling will feature more shenanigans with the AEW interlopers, I’m sure. It’s still really friggin’ cold here, but now I’ve got a couple of days off and I’m not leaving the house if I can help it. Have a great night! from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pmR7B8 via IFTTT

Royal Rumble Winner

Is there anything more perfect than Jinder Mahal surprising everyone as #30 and winning the Rumble to give us a proper 3MB explosion at Wrestlemania? Not unless they want to leave all that India money on the table!  And we know they don’t.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3okJx8O via IFTTT

AEW Revolution card

So apparently Cody is “responding” to Shaq this week on Dynamite, which means we could be closer to the Cody/Shaq trainwreck match that, frankly, we all need to see. I'm personally sick of Cody but there's no way I would miss a Cody/Shaq match for the sheer insanity of it.  Let's say that happens – ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KTVKDQ via IFTTT

Wrestling During The Pandemic

Hey Scott, I know independent wrestling isn't really discussed on the Blog, but this story on how some promoters have run shows during the pandemic while other promoters think it's wrong might be interesting for your readers.  https://ift.tt/2YcUlv8 Where do you stand on this matter? Should indie shows still be running right now? Would you ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ojA9Cg via IFTTT

Who you got?

Good morning Scott, you you got winning the 2 Royal Rumble matches Sunday? Hell if I know what the CARD for Royal Rumble even is.  They’re not really going in any kind of direction for Wrestlemania that I can tell.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3okNbzA via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 26, 2021

Conor did 1.6 million buys, only good enough for third all time. RIP PPV. Video: Edge Returns On Monday Night Raw https://ift.tt/2MnVQEb Women’s Tag Team Title Match Set For Royal Rumble https://ift.tt/2Ygy7IM ESPN Done With WWE Coverage https://ift.tt/36bSevK Oh man with that bomb of a UFC PPV maybe they shouldn’t have broken up with WWE. from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sXkWKL via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 03.11.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 03.11.96 All the cool kids are watching Nitro on Monday nights, you know. LIVE (after a one week break for a mini-series) from Winston-Salem, NC Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan & Mongo.  Funny how Bischoff keeps calling it “the Warzone”, considering what RAW would become ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39jFfdr via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 03.11.96

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 03.11.96 Content warning this week?  WTF?  Also, I unlocked an achievement for watching a bunch of episodes of RAW on the Network.  It’s an eventful show and I haven’t even started it yet!  (Oh man, back when I was still watching the Network on TV screens instead of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39jekPd via IFTTT

Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 04-27-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: April 27, 1985 (taped 04/19) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Can Kerry topple Adams? How will the Midnight Express fare against Adias and Casey? What special announcement does Sunshine have in store for us? And who will join me for this marathon-like episode? Paul, I completely understand. Don’t forget ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Mt5wgk via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – January 25, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: January 25, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Byron Saxton, Samoa Joe, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for the Royal Rumble and the big draw this week is the double return of Drew McIntyre and Goldberg. I’m not sure how much of an appeal that is supposed ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Ydc31F via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! Another day, another billion-dollar deal for the WWE. It happens. Plenty of discussion on that from multiple threads and there will surely be more tonight as people digest what it means. For me it means paying $5/month instead of $10 so I’ll probably just use the $60 I save annually on holiday ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2M7ACua via IFTTT

Surprises at this year’s Rumble

Well apaprently at least one big surprise will happen at the Rumble, STWW podcast with Prichard hinted heavily at it. What could it be? Rock surprise appearance to set up Rock vs Roman at Mania? Edge, Cena, Christian, HBK in the Rumble? Becky returns one month after giving birth? Maybe Brock?  He seems due for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Nx80eh via IFTTT

Shouldn’t NBCU just buy WWE entirely?

With NBC Universal investing $Texas (with a dollar sign) in WWE for 4 decades, wouldn't it just make more sense for them to buy the company entirely? I'm sure Vince could work in some sort of clause where he still has the final say on everything and can't be fired. I think a lot of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iSKynp via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: Korakuen Holy War ’94

AJW KORAKUEN HOLY WAR ’94: (03.03.1994) * “Seisen” translates as “Crusade”, but the Ringstarfield guy who uploaded this called it “Holy War”, which is a million times cooler so I’m going with that. The early part of the year tends to be a tad light in AJW (their big events were kinda Spring/Winter-y), but this ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2MpahHM via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – October 17, 1995

Beulah McGillicutty tells fans that mail is pouring into her box and that the size of her segment does not matter but how it is used.  A video package showcases her past appearances at the ECW Arena. The Extreme Encyclopedia segment returns, hyping Rey Misterio, Jr. and Psicosis in Spanish. Buh Buh Ray Dudley makes ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ccdzcy via IFTTT

NXT 06/22/2010 #18

One week to go before the first Pro Poll. (You gotta pay the Pro Poll, to get that Rookie’s Soul…) We’re in Manchester, MH and Michael Cole introduces the new ring announcer Ashley Valence. I have no memory of her but according to Google she’d do ring announcing for FCW & Superstars and then be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qQJJy9 via IFTTT

WWE Network sold to NBC for Peacock

https://ift.tt/3pixU3k I knew Peacock was doing poorly compared to other streaming services but I didnt realize it was “give Vince another billion” bad. Wrestling fans seem so focused on dwindling WWE ratings & Vince keeps cashing 10-figure checks. It’s a content market and Vince has content.  I think it’s short sighted but he’s laughing all ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ogCNc2 via IFTTT

WWE Network bought by Peacock

https://ift.tt/3pixU3k So, I guess the WWE Network wasn’t as profitable as expected if NBC Universal can lock down a multi-year, exclusive content deal to fold it into the Peacock platform. RIP WWE Network.  Well no wonder they’ve been half assing the content additions for the past couple of months.  Hopefully I can still access it. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3c8uWe8 via IFTTT

Stampede Wrestling – December 1, 1989

Let’s go with some more Stampede, this episode towards the end of the run, but with some interesting characters in it, some you might recognise and some you might not. Konnan the Great vs. Jason Anderson Yes, it’s K-Dog, not long out of his rookie year, FUCKING JACKED, still masked. Jason Anderson was one of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oaAw20 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 09.13.86

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 09.13.86 Taped from Hartford, CT Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon, Ernie Ladd & Johnny V Jimmy Jack & Hoss Funk v. George Steele & Junkyard Dog Fun fact: In the WWE Champions mobile game, JYD and George Steele have a tag team link that calls back to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39YosMo via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 25, 2021

Oooo, got me a new batch of Update covers from my main man Danny! Daniel Bryan’s Wacky Retirement Plans https://ift.tt/367L8Zu Watch: Meet The WWE’s New India Superstars https://ift.tt/3cm53b5 Dax Harwood Teases Chad Gable Jumping To AEW (Maybe?) https://ift.tt/3iKNLFA   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Ye4o38 via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: January 24, 2021

Man, even AEW Dark looks bad this week. In NFL news, Tom Brady’s deal with Satan continues as he makes yet another Super Bowl, and this time will be the first QB to play in front of the home fans.  OF COURSE. As for the opponent?  Buffalo and Kansas City are underway. And now, here ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qNyO8n via IFTTT

Just to be clear

Between the Blue Lives Matter hats and t-shirts from the Last Ride and his recent comments on the Joe Rogan podcast, we all agree that it's a good thing that Undertaker bought into his gimmick and avoided interviews throughout his entire career, right?  Has anybody gone from “I can't wait to see what he has ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Y9ZcNA via IFTTT

Stampede Wrestling – April 29, 1988

Invisiblecrane sent me a link so I could do more AWA reviews, but the channel had some Stampede shows on it, so I’m looking at it instead. I picked this particular episode because the guy in the picture for the show, Brick Bronsky, looks like he’s in full roid rage, so let’s see if the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iHpH6l via IFTTT

Double JJ scenario

Hey Scott, Listening to a few Jim Cornette podcasts, and the guy clearly wishes it was 1989. But he told a story about JJ’s contract expiring and he held up the WWF for $200K to drop the belt to Chyna on a PPV in ‘99. I realize wrestling had probably left Cornette behind even then, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YcsKdv via IFTTT

Titan Series

Hey, Not sure if you’ve read the Titan Sinking, Titan Shattered, and Titan Screwed series. Really good detailed stuff there. I have some questions on them for you or anyone that did. 1) After detailing every PPV, why was IYH: Best Friends Better Enemies with the HBK/Diesel MOTY completely ignored? 2) Did everyone in the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oh8sKi via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 07.24.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 07.24.93 The LEX EXPRESS IS ON THE MOVE!  And Jack Tunney is debating whether Luger should get a title shot, you know, because of REASONS. I’m assuming is from a new taping cycle but they don’t list where it is.  It’s a pretty cool setup, like a huge ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KGMPFw via IFTTT

Smackdown – August 25, 2006

Smackdown Date: August 25, 2006 Location: Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re done with Summerslam and Batista didn’t quite take the World Title from King Booker. That means it is time to start getting ready for No Mercy, but that is a pretty long way off. In other words, we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39YtjNt via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – August 22, 2006

ECW on Sci Fi Date: August 22, 2006 Location: Wachovia Arena, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz Summerslam has come and gone and that means it is time for Big Show to find a new challenger. Sabu gave him a run for at least a few dollars before falling to the giant, like so many ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3t1CIN4 via IFTTT

No way out 2001

Random but what do we need to do to get a re rant of that show Austin hhh Steph trish in what was a miracle at the time Kurt vs the rock  Come on it needs to be redone. I mean I don't disagree but I've already lobbied for the greatness of the show for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/36oquo7 via IFTTT

Bill Watts being let go by WCW

If the remarks he made hadn’t come out in the Torch, would he have been let go in early 93?  How much did plans change because of him being let go? If the racial stuff hadn't come out he was still going to implode and quit anyway.  Watts hated the job by the end and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iDDKdc via IFTTT

WWE and NBC Sports

Dear Scott: Long time, first time. I don't know if you have heard but NBC Sports is shutting down by the end of this year and moving some of its major sports events to USA. Some are saying those events will bring increased visibility to the network and maybe it will help RAW & NXT ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KJRTJq via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – WWF Royal Rumble 2002 (20/01/2002)

Hello You! Next week I’m doing another Stinker Review, so I decided that I’d do a show I actually like this week in the form of WWF Royal Rumble 2002. This show actually happened during a period where I was getting progressively less into wrestling due to WCW and ECW falling by the wayside and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oa2uuL via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 02.28.87

The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 02.28.87 I had so much fun last week going back to these again.  So let’s hit it again! Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett We get some footage of a Dusty v. Bubba cage match to open the show, with weirdly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iI6aTA via IFTTT

Smackdown – January 22, 2021

Smackdown Date: January 22, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves We’re just over a week away from the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to start the last push towards the pay per view. Tonight features a title match of its own with Big E. defending the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Y9kjzm via IFTTT

The 3 and a quarter Stars Newsletter.

Hi again, it's me the Newsmaster with another round of ''rumors'' in the world of ''wrestling''. But first a quick thank you to Scott Keith, Mordwa, Pencil Neck Geek, Everyone is a hypocrite, Big D Wangston and all the others for the comments in my last email. Love to read the commentary. And congrats on James Fabiano, of course Russo would have ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39TtfP7 via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: January 22, 2021

Tonight on SmackDown!  We run the Intercontinental Title match back as Big E defends against Apollo Crews!  Bayley and Bianca Belair engage in an obstacle course race!  Kevin Owens and Adam Pearce may have to answer for their bait and switch!  And more people enter the Royal Rumble by fiat unless AJ Styles is allowed ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Nxw68Z via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – December 9, 1995

Dave Brown and Corey Maclin are calling today’s action from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Bob Armstrong comes out with Downtown Bruno, who is in a wheelchair and wearing a cervical collar.  Before Armstrong says anything important the show cuts to commercial. Opening Contest:  Jesse James Armstrong, Tracy Smothers & Tex Slazenger beat T.D. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Md3CAG via IFTTT

Best of British – Arena: Masters of the Canvas

I got one or two votes recently in the Doomies and have had some nice comments for my previous British wrestling reviews, so I thought I’d look at something I’ve had in mind for a while. 1991 – British wrestling is effectively long gone from TV, having been cancelled in 1988, but the legend still ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qD8Hku via IFTTT

Hogan and Earthquake

A couple questions about the Hogan/Quake feud in 1990: 1) They were running houses post-WMVI but pre-injury angle and weren't doing much business with it.  Was this early program a bit of forward thinking on their part, to create a pre-existing issue between them to set up the Brother Love Show segment?  Or was the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2KEwykD via IFTTT

Hulk and Verne

Hey Scott, Some AWA Questions: 1) Was there really anything Verne could've done to keep Hulk? People tend to blame him for not putting the title on him and, then, not sharing in his t-shirt sales but, honestly, it seems Vince was going to get Hulk almost no matter what. Vince had more to offer ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sNQ9zV via IFTTT

I always thought it should have been Big Show

As in the guy who mowed Austin down He directly benefited from it by getting a WWF Title shot at the event itself When they said the driving seat was calibrated for a large man I thought that would be the logical pay off It would have been an actual top of the card guy ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3984SOv via IFTTT

The Ballad of Billy Jack Haynes

Hey Scott, Why did WWF seemingly hate the shit out of Billy Jack Haynes?  They seemed to book him horribly when he was there. Then, supposedly, they ribbed him years later by having him driving miles out of his way for a WWE tryout that never occurred (which the office did specifically because Vince hated ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3pltg4A via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 22, 2021

It’s Friday morning!  Nothing like getting woken up on your day off by a dog sneezing in your face. Sting Officially Returning To The Ring At Revolution https://ift.tt/3c1TYLP Undertaker Calls Current WWE “Soft” https://ift.tt/360p02Y Madusa Wants A WWE Retirement Match https://ift.tt/3paXHuf     from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3p9NRZP via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #19 – 01.07.89

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #19 – 01.07.89 Taped from Tampa, FL on 12.07.88. Yeah this show was a MONTH OLD when it finally aired! Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jesse Ventura Haircut match: Outlaw Ron Bass v. Brutus Beefcake Yes, it’s finally the blowoff after Bass cost Beefcake his Intercontinental ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bYst61 via IFTTT

NXT UK – January 21, 2021

NXT UK Date: January 21, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepherd, Nigel McGuinness It’s title night as Women’s Champion Kay Lee Ray is defending against Jinny. This is an interesting one as they are both heels, with Ray having held the title for over a year. I’m not sure if I can ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3c17XSc via IFTTT

PRIME TIME Thursday Thread: January 21, 2021

“Good evening, fans, and welcome to an all-new Prime Time Thursday!  Gorilla Monsoon here alongside Bobby the Brain Heenan, and what a wild week it’s been, Brain.” “Can you believe a man died on Pay-Per-View and no one’s talking about it?  Of course, it was TNA, nobody watches that; perfect place to cover up a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2MdZZu0 via IFTTT

AWA All Star Wrestling – Apr. 10, 1988 (Rockers vs. Bad Company)

One more AWA show and then we’re done. It’s been fun… most of the time. It’s a Gagne family roll call, plus cousin Larry, opening the show to get a few announcements in. From the Showboat, with Rod and Lee. Greg Robertson vs. Soldat Ustinov So, fat boy Greg fucked up a match with pros ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3620D51 via IFTTT

Keeping one McMahon family member

McMahon family members are popping up on TV again, as is often the case when Wrestlemania season approaches. HHH has been on RAW 2 weeks in a row, and Stephanie joined him in a god-awful mock newscast segment on Monday.  If you could permanently ban all McMahon family members from on-screen appearances, but you have ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qSq4y7 via IFTTT

What If Rikishi

Hey Scott, Going back to Hit-&-Run Rikishi, do you think the Who Hit Austin angle would've worked out better if Austin had sold for Rikishi at No Mercy?  Most people sh*t on the angle now, but if, instead of “I did it for the Rock,” Rikishi completely shed his ass gimmick, went total savage, and Austin ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sHjBHQ via IFTTT

Team Taz

Hi Scott, The general consensus is that Taz has been a great signing by AEW, he's been really good on commentary and more importantly, excellent as the mouthpiece for his own stable of talent, Team Taz. However doesn't there come a point where one member or the collective gets a big win or a title?  It ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3izeMvv via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – August 21, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: August 21, 2006 Location: Harbor Yard Arena, Bridgeport, Connecticut Attendance: 5,700 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler Summerslam has come and gone and the show didn’t exactly change much. Edge is still World Champion thanks to some shenanigans and that means we are probably continuing John Cena’s chase after the title. Other ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3p4bS4x via IFTTT

NXT – January 20, 2021

NXT Date: January 20, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph We less than a month away from the next Takeover and that means it is time to start setting the stage. However, that does not exactly seem to be the case here, as the focus is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39SF9sw via IFTTT

AWA Superstars – Mar. 13, 1988 (Rockers vs. Nasty Boys)

This might be the first lacking Rockers match, but we’ll see. In the cold open, we see the Nasty Boys stealing the mic from Lee Marshall to berate the crowd in the introduction from their match, then the Midnight Rockers coming out. Weird way of presenting the match. Larry Nelson introduces the show as a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2LQI2lA via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – January 19, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: January 19, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown We’re done with Hard To Kill and the big story seems to be Kenny Omega being primed up for a shot against Impact Wrestling World Champion Rich Swann. I’m not sure when that could be taking place as Impact ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qC2K7s via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.20.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 01.20.21 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Excalibur and DOOMIE AWARD WINNING Tony Schiavone. Unfortunately, TSN switched the show from TSN2 to TSN1 tonight because of basketball, so my DVR didn’t start recording it until I happened to check it 15 minutes into the show, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bWG0ea via IFTTT

Dynamite – January 20, 2021

Dynamite Date: January 20, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross It’s tag team night as we have a triple threat tag match to determine the official tag team of the Inner Circle. That’s certainly one way to go, though it isn’t likely to help the issues that they are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39Oi9L6 via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night War Thread!

The world seems so much less crazy after this afternoon for some reason.  Huh. TONIGHT!  It’s Dynamite, back live again, with the battle of the Inner Circle and Hangman announcing his decision about the Dark Order! NXT has more Dusty Classic matches. RAW was up a tick in the ratings. Have a great night! from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3p3R3pM via IFTTT

WWF Survivor Series Showdown 1990 (all Dream Matches!)

God I rented this so many friggin’ times from First Choice Video in my hometown. SURVIVOR SERIES SHOWDOWN 1990: (Nov. 18 1990- taped Oct. 29) * And here’s another selection of unusual matches from a “Pre-Show”. This is for the Survivor Series, and is the same kind of show as the last one- each match ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XVTKxN via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: Smoky Mountain Wrestling – October 28, 1995

Chip Kessler and Les Thatcher are handling commentary and they are taped from Harlan, Kentucky. Opening Non-Title Contest:  The Heavenly Bodies (Champions w/Jim Cornette) (5-1-1) beat the Wolfman & Chris Michaels when Jimmy del Ray pins Michaels after Dr. Tom Prichard uses a loaded boot at 2:29: The Bodies work over the Wolfman with their ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nW0uGs via IFTTT

saddest display of a wrestler past their prime

Ric Flair is my favorite wrestler of all time and to see him on Raw the last 3 weeks has been kind of depressing as they keep using him as a sad pathetic old man and it got me thinking what are other examples of seeing wrestlers past their prime that looks depressing, there's Greg ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2NekW8G via IFTTT

Just have to ask

What are the odds we see a certain former president (his name rhymes with Ronald Jump) on Raw sometime this year?  Would Vince be so desperate for a ratings pop that he would bring his buddy on TV? George W Bush doesn’t rhyme with Jump.  Not sure who you’re referring to.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3o3IqtS via IFTTT

Trump The Movie!

I wouldn’t be surprised to see the eventual movie about Trump’s time as president. Who do you and others on the blog think should play him? My vote goes for Ray Winstone. Trump was President?  Huh.  Don’t even remember that.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35TM2Zp via IFTTT

AWA Superstars – Feb 28, 1988 (Rockers vs. Adonis and Orton)

More after and before the WWF action in the AWA. Gotta comment on the overdubbed music for the opening, which sounds like it would be playing in a rave club in Essex in 1989 as opposed to Verne Gagne’s aging product. “Little” Larry Nelson, who seems to have been sponsored by an orthopaedic chair company ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sD954x via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – All Japan Pro Wrestling TV (19/01/1985)

Hello You! Back with some more All Japan TV from 1985, once again courtesy of Roy Lucier over on YouTube. Last week the Main Event between Riki Choshu’s crew and the All Japan guys ended in a wild pull apart brawl, so let’s see if that gets followed up during this week’s show. If you ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2LOqXZv via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 03.18.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 03.18.96 Just like the Untouchables, if you sign two of ours to a guaranteed contract, we sign one of yours to a guaranteed contract! And his hot wife! – Johnny B. Badd quit WCW on 3/11 after a discussion with Eric Bischoff in the airport, and will be signing with the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39SvJgq via IFTTT

Daily News Update – January 20, 2021

Farewell orange man. I hope to never have to talk about you again after today. Also the Muppet Show comes to Disney Plus next month! Matt Hardy And Private Party Appear On Impact Wrestling https://ift.tt/2NlRe1M Taya Valkyrie Leaving Impact Wrestling https://ift.tt/3bXMGc6 Good Brothers Troll WWE Over Royal Rumble Announcements https://ift.tt/3peEzvL from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qyIK5J via IFTTT

AEW DARK: January 19, 2021

The PG Era Recap for AEW Dark, Episode 71 (No Doomies, No Problem), January 19, 2021. From the AEW Arena as always. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz, also as always. Ricky Starks joins the opener. Your adjective: “Gargantuan.” TONIGHT! Chaos Project has a unique style they use to play headgames but can it work ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bTr00C via IFTTT

The Tuesday Night Streaming Thread!

Congratulations to ME for winning another Doomie Award on my own website.  Also to Tommy for destroying his own sanity by reviewing all those terrible shows.  But mostly to me. TONIGHT!  It’s AEW Dark. Perhaps I’ll do a new Observer Flashback tonight to celebrate my triumph.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nVl6hT via IFTTT

2020 Doomie Awards!

After allowing for a two week voting period, the 2020 Doomie Awards have been decided. This year saw a marked increase in voting over the previous year, with a record seventy-eight ballots submitted.  That more than tripled last year’s voting, which saw twenty-three ballots cast.  So thanks to everyone for voting (and for several of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3irZetv via IFTTT

AWA on ESPN Championship Wrestling – Jan. 24, 1988 (Midnight vs. Midnight)

Into 1988, the last year that the AWA had anything approaching decent talent or a hope of hanging on before two more years of circling the drain. Introduced by Larry Nelson, in what looks like someone’s living room. From, you guessed it, the Showboat, with Rod Trongard and Ray Stevens on commentary. Nick Kiniski and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3quqKcs via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 09.06.86

The SmarK Rant for Wrestling Challenge – 09.06.86 And now, finally we get some classic 80s era syndicated shows!  Superstars of Wrestling is still untouchable for the bullshit legal reasons we’ve already detailed a million times, but Wrestling Challenge, the B-version of that show which launched along side it in 1986, has finally come to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bTCCAI via IFTTT

Language Evolution

Hey Scott– For a generation, heat a wrestler receives because the fans hate the person instead of the character has been known as “X-Pac Heat” That's fine for old men like you and me, but cultural phrases and sayings have to evolve from time-to-time in order to have an impact with a younger audience. Therefore, aren't ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nRCVP2 via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – January 18, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: January 18, 2021 Location: Tropicana Field, St. Petersburg, Florida Commentators: Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe, Byron Saxton We’re less than two weeks away from the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to start adding in some new names to the lineups. There are several spots still available and that means ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oXhTjl via IFTTT

Wrestling Empire

Hey Scott, I saw the post the other day about the review of Wrestling Empire. Figured you and the gang may enjoy this interview The Wrestling Estate did with MDickie, the game's creator.  https://ift.tt/2NdDkP3 Thanks as always, Oh, they'll enjoy it.  IF THEY KNOW WHAT'S GOOD FOR THEM. I was checking around on the Switch ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39YZywb via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It’s a pretty slow Monday and there’s a good chance tonight’s RAW will once again be a little different thanks to COVID and some other injuries. I see there’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3bSHoie via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: AJW TV (Feb. 27- Manami/Yamada vs. Aja/Sakie)

AJW TV (Feb. 27th, 1994): * Here’s another AJW TV show, though I could only find two matches from it, making this a shorter review. One match missing off of what was taped is Bull Nakano beating Etsuko Mita- another thing is Numacchi’s retirement. So Saemi Numata had been jobbing throughout most of 1993 and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3szrxuB via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – October 10, 1995

Steve Austin cuts his famous promo that denounces his treatment in WCW and puts over how he is now in an environment where no one can hold back his wrestling abilities.  The segment marks the end of the “Stunning Steve” character as Austin promises to reach new heights because no one can stop him any ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XUIeCC via IFTTT

Hard To Kill 2021

Hard To Kill 2021 Date: January 16, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown We’re back on pay per view with this one and that means it is time to step things up. This time around, the big story is AEW’s Kenny Omega coming in to team with the Good Brothers ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oWPQAA via IFTTT

NXT 06/15/2010 #17

Nexus re-appeared on Monday Night Raw, minus one member. When we got back through the curtain, everybody thought the beat down was awesome. Then somebody shouted, “Who was choking Justin Roberts?!” They couldn’t see because the camera was focused exclusively on Justin’s purple face. I stepped forward and said, “Uh, that was me.” “And who ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qzOFXY via IFTTT

What is the deal with the ECW mole story?

They sort of go over it on the Rise and Fall of ECW, but they try to like it half kayfabe it. What actually happened? Who did they actually steal if anyone? I don’t know if “steal” is even the right word and a lot of it is based on Heyman’s POV but I think ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3oUQQ8o via IFTTT

Will There Ever Be Another Boom Period?

Hey Scott– So Vince- with Hogan, the territorial stars, and tapping into the pop culture of the 80s- cultivated a huge collection of casual wrestling fans that stayed with the product until the scandals of the early 90s hit the WWF. Then in '96, because of competition, use of mainstream sports icons like Dennis Rodman ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2M5XhXp via IFTTT

Ways to improve Raw

With how badly Raw's ratings have declined over the last several years, what do you think of my ideas to improve their ratings 1. Create a legends division where all the legends compete in a Brawl for All tournament with the winner getting health insurance.  2. Have Goldberg develop schizophrenia where he keeps thinking the nWo is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38W6SsZ via IFTTT

AWA All Star Wrestling – Jan. 25, 1987

Continuing on with the Network’s limited AWA run, the only listed TV episode from 1987, featuring an introduction from Rodger Kent against what sounds like the disco version of Star Wars. I have to imagine they’d had this for about ten years or so by this point. Introduced by Larry Nelson and Gary Ron… I’ve ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2N5naqT via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for the Crockett Cup 86 – 04.19.86 (Part Two)

The SmarK Rant for the Crockett Cup 86 – 04.19.86 (Part Two) Carrying on now with the quarterfinal round, plus two singles matches. Taped from New Orleans, LA at the Superdome, drawing 13,000 people to the evening session.  And yes, as pointed out in the comments, young Bruce Prichard is the ring announcer for the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iosi4Z via IFTTT
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