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Smackdown – April 30, 2021

Smackdown Date: April 30, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Pat McAfee We are rapidly approaching Wrestlemania Backlash and that means it is time to start hammering the card home. However, that is going to have to wait this week as there is a major main event. In this case, that means ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PHWHS6 via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: April 30, 2021

  TONIGHT!  Big E gets his Intercontinental Title rematch against Apollo Crews, this time without the Nigerian Drums or anything else in his way!  Plus, Daniel Bryan says goodbye to SmackDown… or is it hello to the Universal Title?  Only Roman Reigns can determine that! TOMORROW!  ECWA presents the 25th Annual Super 8, live on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2RfvsyJ via IFTTT

Meltzer PPV numbers

Who says they're legit? Where are his sources? I don't believe AEW and Impact did such high numbers for their last PPVs. Why is no one double-checking Meltzer's words? You’re right, you better call the PPV companies and get on that.  Misleading wrestling fans into thinking a PPV did higher numbers is the biggest threat ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tcrow9 via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – January 29, 1990

As per usual, Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio hosting this evening’s show.  Heenan says that the Colossal Connection will be interested in seeing Hulk Hogan and the Ultimate Warrior team up tonight.  Monsoon says that Tugboat, who will appear on this show, is a “strange individual” who looks like he came ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PDV3AX via IFTTT

Observations

What's big deal about Uncle Dave, like why do people care so much about his opinion? I hate to kick the guy while he is down, as I am sure he will have a long weekend ahead of trying to spin Dynamites huge rating drop, but what makes his opinion such a big deal? I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gQn9nw via IFTTT

All Forbidden Doors lead to G1

With all of the Forbidden door opening, what are the chances Kenny Omega makes his return to New Japan by declaring for G1 to play into his story of trying to collec ALL of the gold? Bonus: Also, the return of Moxley as the G1 killing machine he was for the first few matches in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2ShSHsr via IFTTT

More Braun Strowman matches will save RAW

Do you think WWE has finally found the answer to their ratings woes by putting Braun Strowman in 3 matches on the same show, and pushing him back into the title picture? Did his stellar feud with Shane McMahon cement Braun as “the guy”? I think more importantly we've finally found the endgame challenger for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QAcOlb via IFTTT

Oh, hello.

Will you mention how your Bois at AEW have lost almost 400 thousand viewers in the past 2 weeks, and how it's a marathon and not a sprint? Nope.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/332se45 via IFTTT

Revolution did 160,000 buys?!?

Did you see Meltzer casually mention in this week's Observer that AEW Revolution actually did more like 160,000 buys, way past prior estimates?? I know there was a lot of buzz about Revolution being the best non-WWE PPV since 1999, but 160k has it over a lot of WWE PPVs too. The last PPV before ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nEKfin via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 04.22.96

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 04.22.96   Taped from San Bernadino, CA Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler Intercontinental title:  Goldust v. Savio Vega So this is the rematch from last week’s ref bump/beltshot screwjob, with the title held up.  Fourth week of a taping cycle so we’re really scraping ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vw4xNY via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 04.22.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 04.22.96 LIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVE from somewhere.  (Albany, GA as it turns out) But more importantly, much like the relief of having a painful boil on your ass cheek lanced, Hulk Hogan is gone on extended vacation and we can all breathe again. Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3e6AB53 via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.30.21

Well we’ve made it through another month.  Also I put a pop socket on my phone just like the kids do.  I’m not a fan.  I know, life in the pandemic is a thrill every minute. Also, if there’s any WordPress gurus out there that know of an alternative to the excellent Featured Images plugin ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vscFPt via IFTTT

NXT UK – April 29, 2021

NXT UK Date: April 29, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd It’s time for a cool but also odd match as Meiko Satomura will be facing Aoife Valkyrie. That could go in a few different directions but it is a great test for the so far impressive Valkyrie. Other than ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vwXaWA via IFTTT

In Your House

While bored and needing to kill about 2 hours I decided to pick an In Your House I couldn’t remember anything about to watch and threw on It’s Time. I’m certain at the time it was a nothing show and probably disappointing but at an hour 45 with only one objectively bad match and mostly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nwe4li via IFTTT

WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 23rd, 1995

July 23, 1995 From the Marts Center in Wilkes Barre, PA Your hosts are Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon This week, we will have Hunter Hearsy Helmsley vs. Barry Horowitz   Allied Powers vs. Gus Kantarakis & Jim Dimitri Gorilla is intrigued with an all-Greek team against the Allied Powers. Luger works over Kantarakis to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Rfi4dC via IFTTT

New Japan – Matches of the Week

Recently I was asked if I would do a mix of some of the bigger NJPW matches this week leading up to the Dontaku shows in early May.  The matches looked pretty fun so I figured why not.  Also, I have no life, so…Anyway, the matches we have are:  -Aaron Henare vs SANADA (4/26) -Tetsuya Naito vs ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gP9HAp via IFTTT

PRIME TIME Thursday Thread: April 29, 2021

“Good evening, wrestling fans, and welcome to the Thursday tradition of Prime Time.” “You sure we’re remaining on Thursdays?  I hear the boss just bought the rights to stream hockey on the site.” “He did not!” “Then what is he doing with all the money he gets from Florida?” “Don’t start, Brain!  Folks, tonight on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u9goRy via IFTTT

Alternate WM 8 Questions

1. Did Vince have any frame of reference for choosing Hogan/Sid over Hogan/Flair? Yes Hogan/Flair didn't exactly light the house show circuit on fire but did Vince test out Hogan vs. Sid on the house show circuit at ALL before WM 8?  2.Do you think FACE Savage vs. Hogan would have outdrawn both Hogan vs. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3eM2m25 via IFTTT

Dynamite Numbers

This is actually a total bait and switch. (Not sorry) I just wanted to say, you appeared to have enjoyed last night's Dynamite much more than I did. For the most part that comes down to you personally enjoying the in-ring stuff more than I did. That's fine. To each his own. SIDEBAR: (I'm very ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xyp7Px via IFTTT

Dark side of the ring Montreal

In the dark side of the ring episode on Montreal, Cornette says Vince told everyone leading up to Survivor Series that Bret was finishing up on that show.  But Bret had already committed to being on RAW the next night to give up the belt, and Bret’s deal didn’t even expire til December. So is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xtSYsp via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – NOAH The Glory (29/04/2021)

Konichiwa! I’ve really gone off the boil with New Japan recently, ever since the shenanigans with Ibushi and the briefcase in all honesty, but NOAH has done a nice job of stepping in to scratch my Puro itch instead. This card intrigued me enough to slap down the cash to purchase it on FITE and, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Sf8JmT via IFTTT

WWF Superstars – July 22nd, 1995

  July 22, 1995 From the Stabler Arena in Bethelem, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix   Jacob & Eli Blu w/ Uncle Zebekiah vs. Savio Vega & 1-2-3 Kid The crowd pans over to the Creatures of the Night sitting in the front row during Jacob & Eli’s entrance. (3:21). Savio ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/331NXZT via IFTTT

Killer Kowalski, Triple H, and the Performance Center

Scott,   So Killer Kowalski trained Triple H, who now runs the WWE Performance Center. Is there any noticeable stylistic throughline you can see running from Kowalski, to Trips, to guys coming out of the PC?   Well, Shayna DID try to bite Becky’s ear off that time, didn’t she?   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32Ypg0r via IFTTT

Piper/Vince

Scott, Not sure if you caught this but on Sunday’s A&E Biography of Roddy Piper, they opened the show with present-day Vince pretending he was taking a call from Piper, who was in hell. He then reiterated that Piper was not in fact in hell after he hung up the fake call. Did nobody else ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3eGpS0f via IFTTT

Gimmick Reversion

Watching Smackdown and “Yes Movement” Daniel Bryan got me thinking. When wrestlers revert to a prior gimmick it reeks of desperation to recapture better times Hollywood reverts to Hulk Triple H reverts to DX version Chief Morley reverts to Val Venis Unmasked Kane to Masked Kane Paranoid Alliance Austin to Texas Rattlesnake Really, the only ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nyW8Xm via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 04.29.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 04.29.96 Bad days ahead for Brian Pillman. – Brian Pillman was released from hospital on 4/19 after rolling his Humvee and suffering a crushed ankle among other injuries. He had taken a 40 foot fall from the vehicle when police found him, and lost so much blood that rescuers weren’t sure ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gP8jxx via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – November 27, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: November 27, 2006 Location: Mellon Arena, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re done with Survivor Series and we’ll close out November on Raw with this one. There weren’t many changes coming out of last night for the red show as the good guys dominated the elimination tags. The most ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xywarr via IFTTT

Predator – Scott Sez

Hi Scott,   In honor of the Rewatchables pod finally doing Predator, what do you think about a Scott Sez re-review? Certainly you are more learned on this movie than a podcast that didn’t even acknowledge that the film’s official documentary is named “If it bleeds, we can kill it”.   Or you can just ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sXm9Ap via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.28.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.28.21 Taped from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Excalibur & Jim Ross Hangman Page v. Brian Cage Page’s graphic bemoans how he “got jumped by a high schooler” and then right on cue, he gets jumped again by Team Taz before he even makes it to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3aNFpu3 via IFTTT

Dynamite – April 28, 2021

Dynamite Date: April 28, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross It is the go home show for Blood & Guts but we also have Double Or Nothing coming up in just over a month. That show certainly could use some build, or at least some matches announced, and there ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PxzLop via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night Dynamite Thread

Posting this a bit early because otherwise I’ll forget. TONIGHT!  Kenny Omega will be making an appearance with his newly won Impact World title, and Miro is probably gonna murder Kip Sabian on national TV. NXT ratings were down in their third week on Tuesdays.  Well, I’ve heard it’s a marathon and not a sprint. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3aNRj7g via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – January 28, 1990

Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon are in the booth and they are still in Chattanooga, Tennessee. A replay of the Hacksaw Jim Duggan-Pez Whatley match that aired on Prime Time Wrestling is shown. In this week’s Special Report segment, Lord Alfred Hayes says that he will keep us updated about what is going to take ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gGVLIK via IFTTT

Yokozuna vs. Rikishi (and other Dream Matches!)

This week: Another FAT MAN STAND-OFF, as it’s Cousin vs. Cousin! At least I think that’s how they’re related. Welcome to another set of Dream Matches! Last week’s Wrestling Summit review was kind of a big show, so I needed a few smaller matches and easier-to-find ones to do this week, but I think I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gLcLNT via IFTTT

Dark side of the ring series 3

Vice TV just released the full list of topics for this upcoming double season of Dark Side of the Ring: Pillman Collision in Korea  Nick Gage  Ultimate Warrior  Grizzly Smith/Jake The Snake  Dynamite Kid  Steroid Trials  FMW  Luna Vachon  Plane Ride From Hell  XPW  Chris Kanyon Which one you reckon will be most interesting? I'm ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QDFdGW via IFTTT

Ranking the worst: Stephanie, Russo, Dixie

All apologies to Dino Bravo, but in order of worst to least worst, who did the most damage to the wrestling business: Stephanie McMahon, Vince Russo, Dixie Carter? Well, Russo took down WCW, but Stephanie ended the Attitude Era, so it's a toughie.  I've gotta default to Russo in most situations about who is the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Sando2 via IFTTT

Ciampa and Thatcher / Grizzled Young Veterans

No question for you, really. But when this manifested on tonight’s NXT, it was immediately DEEPLY MY SHIT. This feels like it’s going to be an awesome fucking feud. I suppose I just wanted to create a place for anyone else excited by this feud. Can you phrase it in the form of a Mount ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3e1zF1C via IFTTT

AJ Styles

So, did he catch the non-existent COVID, or did he fall off the edge of the flat earth? It appears to be yet another outbreak of the fake scamdemic that got him, which is a hell of a problem considering it's all a construct of the Communist Democrats.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2R4DfPF via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – Eastern Championship Wrestling (17/08/1993)

Hey to the hey ya’ll! This week we’re going to go way back to 1993, when ECW was yet to become “Extreme” and was still essentially a Tri-State territory called Eastern Championship Wrestling. It wasn’t until 1994 that they finally changed the name following the whole NWA World Title tournament thing. I picked this episode ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vrYhql via IFTTT

WWF Monday Night RAW – July 17th, 1995

July 17, 1995 From the Whitey McCloskey Center in Danville, PA. The fourth and final show of this taping. Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King Lawler We start off with words from IRS and Shawn Michaels to hype up their match tonight.   Yokozuna & Owen Hart w/Jim Cornette & Mr. Fuji ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3eBzEAI via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 04.27.21

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 04.27.21 Well, I ended up skipping last week’s episode, but they put a nice minute long video recap on YouTube so I got caught up again. Taped from Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Joe Galli, Velvet Sky & Tim Storm Nick Aldis joins us at the desk to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2S1V1U6 via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.28.21

Well, my child got sent home from school yesterday with a headache, so due to Covid precautions I’ve gotta take a day off work and stay home with her today.  I’m pretty broken up about it. Mickie James Responds To Garbage Bag Situation https://ift.tt/2Qwwc2u MC Hammer Is A Naomi Fan https://ift.tt/32T3hrV     from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3aN4BAN via IFTTT

NXT – April 27, 2021

NXT Date: April 27, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett The Tuesday escapades continues with the return of Adam Cole for the first time since his loss at Takeover. That could be interesting, though if nothing else it is kind of a relief that he is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nu1P8B via IFTTT

WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 16th, 1995

July 16, 1995 From the Marts Center in Wilkes Barre, PA Your hosts are Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon The show starts with a video package of Barry Horowitz beating Skip for his first-ever win on WWF TV. We will also hear from Skip & Sunny later on in the show. Also in action are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3t2jk14 via IFTTT

AEW DARK: April 27, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 86 (“Rise From Your Grave, O Believers!”), April 27, 2021. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are primarily Excalibur and Taz. Tonight’s feature bout is Isaiah Kassidy, Marq Quen, and The Blade taking on Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, and Preston Vance. Also in action tonight are The ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32WdFyU via IFTTT

Tuesday Night Thread of Streaming and USA

Hello!  Apologies for my recent forays into overly dark humor and crankiness, I’ve got stuff going on in my life and sometimes your judgement gets clouded until people point out that you’re being an asshole.  Moreso than usual. Message received, and I will try to do better, faithful readers. TONIGHT!  NXT is on USA, probably ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tTlUYx via IFTTT

Florida update

Hey, we've waited two weeks since Wrestlemania. Let's check in on Florida. Hmmm, cases per million are right about where they were before Wrestlemania. https://ift.tt/2R6OYNu Congratulations?   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sW1EEg via IFTTT

WWF Superstars – July 15th, 1995

  July 15, 1995 From the Stabler Arena in Bethelem, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix   Man Mountain Rock plays the guitar in the middle of the ring to start the show. Vince says that Rock can “grapple” just as well as he can play the guitar.   Man Mountain Rock ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2R2I7EW via IFTTT

Charlotte Flair Suspension

Jack Tunney wouldn't have reinstated Charlotte Flair this soon. He would have needed months of deliberation to carefully consider the ramifications of her actions. As well as the ramifications of making such a decision and even then he would have taken the decision to the people by setting up a 900 line.  .79 Cents a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3aIQIDM via IFTTT

Flair

Hi Scott If Ric Flairs issues with Bischoff had lead to him leaving or being fired how do you see him fitting into AE WWE? Does he provide a relative breath of fresh air or would it just be too much of a mismatch? It’s been said before but Flair as Vince’s Corporate Champion against Austin ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u0hCyz via IFTTT

Super 8

Hey Scott, Ahead of the upcoming ECWA Super 8 this Saturday, The Wrestling Estate has just published its retrospective on the longest-running pro wrestling tournament in the U.S. Featuring comments from Reckless Youth, Ace Darling, Scoot Andrews and many more former participants, including ECWA founder Jim Kettner in his first interview in a decade.  https://ift.tt/3u9ayjr ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QCZ3SH via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.27.21

Hey there hi there ho there. WWE Concussion Lawsuit Completely Done https://ift.tt/3nnSTBV AEW Dynamite May Need A New Night https://ift.tt/3gEj7Pf Braun Strowman Added To WrestleMania Backlash Main Event https://ift.tt/2Qr6RXH from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tYYVeB via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT – 09.26.12

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT – 09.26.12 Let’s try this again.  So last night I was attempting to pick up where I had left off with the NXT reviews, and I got 35 minutes into the 09.19.92 episode and then realized that I had already reviewed it in early 2020, but had given the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32RjjlV via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – April 26, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: April 26, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Adnan Virk, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton We’re getting closer to Wrestlemania Backlash and we need a lot of the card set up. I’m not sure what we are going to have added tonight, but odds are we are going to get more ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3eCtK2c via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: April 26, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation, Episode 7 (“Does AEW Even Know What Happened Last Night?”), April 26, 2021. TONIGHT! FIVE big matches for your enjoyment! Leyla Hirsch and Ryo Mizunami team up again to face Diamante and Amber Nova! Alex Reynolds and Alan Angels of the Dark Order look to stop Ethan Page ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tVDrzn via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone is well. RAW is tonight. Who knows what the card will be once Vince arrived, but as of now Bobby Lashley is scheduled on the show and we’ve got a tag match between T-Bar/Mace against Drew McIntyre and Braun Strowman. They let T-Bar and Mace speak last week, maybe ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32MXp3o via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: Saturday Night’s Main Event – January 27, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura provide the commentary for this evening’s matches.  They are taped from Chattanooga, Tennessee on January 3.  According to oswreview.com, this show scored an 11.1 rating, an improvement over the 8.7 rating of the previous edition. Gene Okerlund interviews Hacksaw Jim Duggan, who makes Cold War references about standing up for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sVebIf via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: AJW Tag League THE BEST 1994 (Part One)

The best match of the show, BY FAR- Las Cachorras Orientales vs. Manami/Takako. TAG LEAGUE THE BEST (Part One): (10.08.1994) * And 3/4 through the year, we hit another Tag League THE BEST installment! This one features some established squads, plus weird random duos (Manami/Takako?). There’s also a “Junior League” of rookies between AJW & ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sTeyDc via IFTTT

WWF Monday Night RAW – July 10th, 1995

July 10. 1995 From the Whitey McCloskey Center in Danville, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King Lawler   The show starts off with a video package on Sid starting from when he turned on Shawn Michaels the RAW after WrestleMania XI, which started his feud against Diesel and basically make him ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xjgDLU via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #33 – 07.15.06

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 07.15.06 Now we’re getting into the SNME shows I’m REALLY dreading, when the ratings tanked and both NBC and WWE stopped giving a crap at either end.  Much like me, because I was all in on WWE 24/7 and paying zero attention to the product.  This ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2RZw1Nf via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #32 – 03.18.06

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #32 – 03.18.06 (I know we already skipped to the end of this series, but I messed up tonight and started doing the 09.19.12 edition of WWE NXT, only to get 35 minutes into it and realize that I had already done it at the start of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3aFHk3N via IFTTT

How many future world champs are on AEWs roster?

For all the talk about AEW relying on WWE retreads, I was blown away by how much younger talent was showcased on this week's Dynamite.  So how many future world champs did you see on Dynamite this week? I saw 4 definites: Hangman, MJF, Wardlow, & Tay Conti 2 Likely: Darby & Hobbs 3 Maybes: ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QoQPxx via IFTTT

Vampiro Docu

I was wondering if you had seen Nail In The Coffin: The Fall And Rise Of Vampiro yet?   Here in the states it is streaming on Tubi.      There ain’t much of value streaming on Tubi here in Canada.  Same with that Pluto TV service that I hear a lot about, but it’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3325kdn via IFTTT

Hall of Fame

Hi Scott Any idea why these 80s ladies haven't made it into the WWE Hall of Fame? Sunshine Precious Missy Hyatt Sapphire Miss Elizabeth? Could the families of Sapphire and Miss Elizabeth have blocked their inductions? Elizabeth and her death brings up too many questions they don’t want to answer and it’ll never happen.  As ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Ps6BqS via IFTTT

Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 09-24-1985

Taped from St. Paul, MN Airdate: September 24, 1985 (taped 09/08) Attendance: 4,000 Hosted by Larry Nelson, Ron Trongard, & Verne Gagne Can the Road Warriors retain against Regal & Garvin? What will happen when Slaughter and Zhukov square off? Also, Bockwinkel versus Martel in the mat classic. Let’s dive right in! Opening montage. Nelson ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sVHXwm via IFTTT

Rebellion 2021

Rebellion 2021 Date: April 25, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: D’Lo Brown, Matt Striker Rich Swann vs. Kenny Omega, title for title. I would talk about the rest of the show but none of it matters in the slightest, which you would know if you have been watching the TV shows. Nothing else ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dOMPza via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – April 22, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: April 22, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown It’s the go home show for Rebellion and I’m curious to see how they push the rest of the card. The main event is long since set but we need more of the card being built up. We should ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3aD5b4f via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: April 25, 2021

Tonight, it’s Impact’s Rebellion PPV.  Good luck to Jordynne Grace and Rachael Ellering going after the tag titles.  Also, let’s see what happens when Kenny Omega beats Rich Swann.  Tommy Hall will watch and give a report because literally no one else cares about this company. Your Sunday Night Game of the Week is San ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gJAz4Z via IFTTT

Death of the Valet

Hey Scott, Why has never been a huge presence of Valets in wrestling and why have they basically disappeared from the landscape? Since Wrestling is a male soap opera, it seems like a perfect element. Heck, it's not even like it can't work now, even with the women's division. The Lana/Rusev team was great for as long as ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32JSjVu via IFTTT

It’s all Chris Jericho’s fault

Since this practice apparently dates back several years, do you think WWE got the idea for sending fired WWE women their belongings in trash bags from Jericho's old promos calling Stephanie a “filthy, disgusting, brutal, bottom feeding trash bag ho”?  The evidence is certainly piling up.  At least they didn't have JTG sell off her ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nhRgFQ via IFTTT

Another Mount Rushmore!

Not sure if this one's been asked yet, but how about a Mount Rushmore of Gimmicks? Like, would I consider Undertaker or Kane the greatest wrestlers ever? No. Greatest gimmicks? Absolutely, although I'd lump them in as one entry because their histories are so intertwined. Secondary question: instead of gimmicks by performer, how about gimmicks ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QtzfYY via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Lucha Underground – S01E24 “Trios Champions”

The SmarK Rant for Lucha Underground – S01E24 “Trios Champions” When we last off with these, back in 2018 (!!!)… https://ift.tt/2JcDbVY https://ift.tt/3tQOeuC Since then the show has left Netflix Canada and then left whatever that Tubi channel is supposed to be, so I had to acquire the show by other means.  And since it can’t ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32N7T2A via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.25.21

OK, it’s back to Lucha Underground for a bit.  We’ll see how badly it dies this time.  Thing is that I’m willing to sacrifice a day of revenue for Mid-Atlantic because I goddamn love reviewing it so much, but LU has no particular sentimental value to me so I can’t cut it the same slack.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xpGrpV via IFTTT

Survivor Series 2006

Survivor Series 2006 Date: November 26, 2006 Location: Wachovia Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Attendance: 15,400 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield, Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler I’ve always been a big Survivor Series fan and there is something great about seeing a milestone show with the 20th edition. On top of that, we have three elimination tag ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3viSm76 via IFTTT

NXT 08/24/2010 #27

The penultimate episode of Season Two. I thought this was going to be the last episode because it’s down to three remaining Rookies but instead we’ve got another week of uhhh….I don’t know. We’re down to Kaval, Michael McGillicutty & Alex Riley. Maggle and his knacker haircut suck up to the crowd about how great ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gD6HHs via IFTTT

Smackdown – November 24, 2006

Smackdown Date: November 24, 2006 Location: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s the go home show for Survivor Series and the card is set. This week’s Raw focused almost entirely on the elimination tag team matches so there is a chance that we are going to get to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sK1fF3 via IFTTT

Saturday Night Fights Thread

Tonight! Pretty good UFC on PPV. Tomorrow night is the Impact PPV where they will apparently unify the titles. FOREVER. And the Oscars but has anyone actually seen any movies this year? Smackdown was back up after a post-WM ratings dip. I’m trying to find a 49 minute weekly show to replace Wrestling Challenge until ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gAGZTE via IFTTT

Post WM5 Feuds

I always felt the aftermath of WM5 was pretty weak.  What if instead of the mess that was Zeus and Savage vs Hogan, we just got Zeus and Hogan solo, and then a heel vs heel feud of Rude vs. Savage? On the Hogan side, I don't think him solo against Zeus would have been any ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QVQcLL via IFTTT

Mount Rushmore of “The guy who works with The Guy…”

Mt. Rushmore question *take a drink!* We've talked this question to death when it comes to the main guys and top-draws — but what about “the guys who work with The Guy…” HHH, Macho, Sting, Foley, Taker, those guys. These dudes were never Thy Guy any promotion was successfully built around, but each was critical ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32KPFPu via IFTTT

Apollo Crews and Commandah Aziz

This is the most embarassing stuff I've seen on WWE TV in the past ten years or so, worse than the occasional bad comedy or botch. Apollo with his horrible Nigerian accent and brutal acting, Aziz aka Dabba-Yabba-Kato making stupid faces and looking like a total idiot with his garb, this stuff makes wrestling look ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u1qLal via IFTTT

ECW on Sci Fi – November 21, 2006

ECW on Sci Fi Date: November 21, 2006 Location: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York Attendance: 10,500 Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz It is the go home show for Survivor Series, but we are also less than two weeks away from December To Dismember. The big story coming out of last week was the debut of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ewL7RU via IFTTT

Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers – ROH Suffocation (27/10/2006)

Hello You! Back with another Stinker Review, as we journey to the land of ROH for the first (And likely the last unless I ever do that ROH/New Japan supercard show from MSG sometime down the line) time, with Suffocation from 2006. This is one of those shows that might be a comparative Stinker as ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3erASi2 via IFTTT

New Japan Cup 2021 USA

Thanks everyone for the great feedback on the Sakura Genesis review.  With a little time until the Dontaku 2021 shows in early May, I figured let’s give the New Japan Cup 2021 USA version a shot.   Plus I know we all enjoy a good tournament around here. Winner of this tournament gets the sweet looking trophy and becomes the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gvRhEK via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 10.02.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 10.02.93 We’re getting into a REAL bad period for this show now, although it turns around somewhat once we get into the Wrestlingmania build in 1994.  But we’ve come this far with it, might as well go further. Your hosts are Vince McMahon, Jerry Lawler & Randy Savage ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3eqfFF7 via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.24.21

Good morning, I picked up an HP Chromebook for cheap yesterday because I wanted to mess around with one and plus my current tank of an HP laptop is slowly nearing the end, and I just need something lightweight for writing and such.  Unfortunately the keyboard layout is NOT condusive to touch typing, or at ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3njD9Qs via IFTTT

Smackdown – April 23, 2021

Smackdown Date: April 23, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Pat McAfee We’re less than a month away from Wrestlemania Backlash and it looks like we might be coming up on a big Cesaro match. The question now though is who that will be against, as the options seem to be Roman ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32FmOMm via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: April 23, 2021

TONIGHT!  WWE is playing their cards close to the vest as you’d imagine, but we do know that Apollo Crews, the Tribal Leader, will put his Intercontinental Title on the line in an open challenge!  Can anyone take it from him with big bad Babatund… I mean, Dabba… erm, Commander Azeez by his side? TOMORROW!  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dLNAJl via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – January 27, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are doing commentary and they are still in Birmingham, Alabama. Opening Non-Title Contest:  The Ultimate Warrior (Intercontinental Champion) pins Bob Bradley after a splash to the back at 1:39: As many fans know, the Warrior started as a bodybuilder as part of Rick Bassman’s Powerteam USA.  WCW star Sting was ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dNQHAy via IFTTT

You are a Dubbalo!!!

You should change the name of this site to “Blog of Mark”, because that's what you are. I bet you sit there with your AEW hat on, holding your AEW flag, rooting on your heroes who are 20 years younger than you. YOU ARE A FANBOI!!! YOU ARE!!! YOU REALLY ARE!!! WHAT KIND OF DETERGENT ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xhOPrf via IFTTT

HHH vs. “The Guy”

HHH periodically gets referred to as a “guy who works with the guy who draws the money.”  Some of that is likely motivated by resistance to some of the revisionist history that paints him as important to the Attitude Era as Austin, Rock, or even Mr. McMahon, to “put him in his place” a bit.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dII8qA via IFTTT

WWE sends fired wrestler’s belongings in garbage bags

Just a followup on yesterday's email about Mickie James: After firing her, WWE threw her belongings in a garbage bag, and shipped them to her. That just seems like the ultimate sign of disrespect for someone who deserves respect for being one of the best women ever in the business.  Supposedly the WWE person who ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ndKUHo via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #36 – 08.02.08

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #36 – 08.02.08 So in my quest to redo all the SNMEs, I got through the NBC era and reposted my FOX era rants, which left the 2006 reboot that completely failed in every way. I actually had redone the first 5 episodes of that run when ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sLGXuA via IFTTT

NXT UK – April 22, 2021

NXT UK Date: April 22, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd It’s time for a special reunion around here as we have the first ever Moustache Mountain in this building. We have not seen the two of them together in a very long time now and it should be good ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sOECz8 via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.23.21

Sorry, but I had to let the new anti-AEW guy go after this failed second e-mail yesterday.  I’ve sent his belongings home in a garbage bag with HIT THE BRICKS, GOOFY in green tape on it. Mark Carrano reportedly told to HIT THE BRICKS https://ift.tt/3epsi35 Ricky Starks updates us on his status after injury scary ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vfpj4g via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – April 15, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: April 15, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: D’Lo Brown, Matt Striker We’re almost to Rebellion and the big story out of last week saw Rich Swann get some confidence back when he faced Kenny Omega in a six man tag. This week is going to be about more of the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3epIoK7 via IFTTT

Thursday Night Thread: April 22, 2021

Sorry, not in the mood for shenanigans.  If you care, I’ll explain in the thread. Impact tonight: Eric Young and his one good knee faces Eddie Edwards in what I’ve been told is an incredible fight, the Good Brothers face Decay, Tenille Dashwood takes on Susan, Kiera Hogan battles Jordynne Grace, and Mahabali Shera faces ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gwR6sB via IFTTT

WWF Action Zone – July 9th, 1995

July 9, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill The show starts off with the same Waylon Mercy vignette we saw on the 7/9 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”   Waylon Mercy defeats Scott Taylor from the 7/9 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”   The announcers list off the ten lumberjacks named for the Diesel ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tMccqP via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 04.15.96

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 04.15.95 Taped from San Bernadino, CA Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler Marc Mero v. Leif Cassidy Sable is now Mero’s manager, while Leif gets Marty Jannetty. Both relationships ended up pretty badly. Sign at ringside: “Leif Cassidy, WWF champion in 7 years.” Well, Hardcore ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sHpp2W via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 04.15.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 04.15.96   So last time, you may remember that Booty Man and Hulk Hogan promised an UNBELIEVABLE stipulation to finish off the Sullivan/Anderson team once and for all. You know, after they already finished them off three weeks in a row in fair fights. I can hardly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3auVTHt via IFTTT

Conti/Shida

I’ll let AEW slide on that booking decision, mainly because I think Baker is getting the bell soon so it probably wouldn’t have benefited Conti to be a transitional champion Pushing Shida all the way only to lose a nail biter was probably the best way to play it right now. They can always have ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2RXw78f via IFTTT

Mickie James in AEW

I'm against bringing many more former WWE stars into AEW, but do you think Mickie James would be a nice boost to the women's division? It seemed WWE had a good opportunity to tell an underdog story with her last year, and as usual, failed to run with it.  No, their current youth trajectory with ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2PdlkG3 via IFTTT

You must have gotten a raise.

Hmmm, let's see…. One  “standard” 1 1/2 * match that included the future up and coming star, Billy Gunn (who btw, was apparently 9-0 before this match. Why wasn't he getting a shot at the world title with that record? Don't wins and losses matter?) One “clunky” 2* match Two 2 1/2* matches  One 3 ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3v8YyOO via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.22.21

Happy Thursday! Today is the day I fall into the age range for the vaccine in Saskatchewan and I’m hitting the registration site like I’m trying for concert tickets this morning! Daniel Bryan Thought He Might Be Dying At Wrestlemania https://ift.tt/3tHYzJj Natalya Got More Women On Wrestlemania https://ift.tt/3tJeHdl Hugo Savinovich Says Charlotte Missed Wrestlemania Over ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3er6dRV via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.21.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 04.21.21 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur Ricky Starks v. Hangman Page (w/ “Poor Interview Etiquette” graphic) They trade headlocks to start and Page hits him with a  standing big boot and stomps him down in the corner.  Starks bails to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3avkN9N via IFTTT

Dynamite – April 21, 2021

Dynamite Date: April 21, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone We are about five weeks away from Double Or Nothing and that means it is time to start setting up the show. The good thing is you can probably guess a good chunk of the card from here so ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gpcLmG via IFTTT

WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 9th, 1995

July 9, 1995 From the Marts Center in Wilkes Barre, PA Your hosts are Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon In action this week are 1-2-3 Kid, Waylon Mercy, and Savio Vega   Ross tells us that Jack Tunney’s entire administration has retired immediately, including Billy Red Lyons.   Savio Vega vs. Lloyd Lanui Ross notes ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tGgLTA via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night PEACE Thread

War is over, now is the time for healing.  AEW and NXT fans can now come together, join hands, and watch Dynamite on Wednesdays, putting all the bitter feelings aside in the name of enjoying some wrestling.  AEW wrestling. My hope is that tonight’s show will be enjoyed by all lifelong enemies watching together:  Cats ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3v3k7Ae via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – November 20, 2006

Monday Night Raw Date: November 20, 2006 Location: 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore, Maryland Attendance: 6,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the go home show for Survivor Series and the show is mostly set. That is a rather good situation to have here as WWE is fresh off a European tour so they might not ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Ql8ki5 via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – January 22, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan do the studio duties for tonight’s show. Opening Contest:  The Red Rooster beats Conquistador #1 via submission to an elevated hammerlock at 5:51: The Rooster was an embarrassing gimmick given to Terry Taylor, a wrestler who cut his teeth working for the NWA in the early 1980s and the UWF ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vaDMOU via IFTTT

Bret vs. Misawa, Savage vs. Tenryu & Hogan vs. Hansen (and other Dream Matches!)

  Hogan & Hansen: Main Event in the making! WWF/AJPW/NJPW WRESTLING SUMMIT: (Tokyo Dome, April 13th, 1990) * This is a pretty wild and wacky card, full of the kind of “Dream Matches” you’ll never see again- I’m really shocked it’s not more famous. I mean, it’s a triple-show with All Japan, New Japan, AND ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3grat6n via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – California Championship Wrestling (3rd August 1986)

Wow, I think even the SEGA Saturn had a more successful launch over here in the West than the European Super League did! Brother brocore suggested this one in the comments a couple of weeks back so I decided to give it a go. I’m not sure on the exact date of this show, and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3n8MOcv via IFTTT

WWF Superstars – July 8th, 1995

July 8, 1995 From the Stabler Arena in Bethelem, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix The show starts with a video of Men on a Mission turning on the Smoking Gunns for four months ago to set up for today’s match.   Bob “Spark Plug” Holly vs. Mike Bell Dok informs us ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3v9xuz6 via IFTTT

Striking while the iron is hot

Hey there Scott, I have another interesting question for you and the blog. With hindsight being 20/20, what are some notable opportunities where the world championship should've been put on a wrestler who was over? One example that continues to stick out to me is RVD. In your “Wrestling's One Ring Circus” book, you mentioned ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dCxjpR via IFTTT

Florida: New wrestling capital of the world?

Seeing how the world is opening up slowly after the pandemic, do you see WWE and AEW just filing television in Florida for good? Most of the wrestlers live in Florida so it might be best just to stay put.  Maybe do a one off episode in the big markets(NY, LA, Texas, Chicago), do an ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3edt3Mw via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 04.22.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 04.22.96 Well this should do better than NWA Powerrr at least. – In our top story, Brian Pillman was driving an “open-air military vehicle” (is that a Jeep-like structure by any chance?) and was thrown 40 feet during an accident on 4/15. Apparently he was driving 70mph in a 45 zone. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32wNFKv via IFTTT

#ReleaseTheBricksGoofyCut

To Scott Keith: You've been holding out on us, you jacka–. You know there was more to that “hit the bricks, Goofy” email and you hid it away from us. We demand the full email and want all the juicy details, spread across four hours and at least 30% of it to be footage of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3apGxUj via IFTTT

Observer vs Blog of Doom WrestleMania ratings

Hello SK from SK, With an Ontario stay at home order on the bill, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. With that said, I did a comparison of your star ratings compared to Uncle Dave’s. Some interesting data. Bobby Lashley/Bad Bunny/Roman Reigns matches all scored the same rating from both of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3n5LwyG via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.21.21

It’s Wednesday. You know what that means. Randy Orton Possibly Injured On Raw https://ift.tt/3tznUVE WWE Dealing With Another Coronavirus Outbreak https://ift.tt/3gt6kyQ Final Wrestlemania Attendance And Gate https://ift.tt/3xf5dZK from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tDE94f via IFTTT

NXT – April 20, 2021

NXT Date: April 20, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Winter Park, Florida Commentators: Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph They are going to have a hard time topping what they did last week but NXT can figure it out as well as anyone else. The big story tonight is the return of Kyle O’Reilly for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sBsa5N via IFTTT

AEW DARK: April 20, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode #85 (“I Think In TV They Call This a Lower Deck Episode”), April 20, 2021. We open with Darby Allin saying that people say he and Jungle Boy are alike. Allin doesn’t see that. He is here not for friendships but for championships. He wants Perry to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sz6p6I via IFTTT

The Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

TONIGHT! NWA Powerrr is up on Fite.TV for those who subscribe.  I still really like it but it’s about as popular as Mid-Atlantic here on the blog so we’ll see how much longer we stick with it. AEW Dark is also available on YouTube and apparently you never know who might show up!   And ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3n6gIOz via IFTTT

WWF Monday Night RAW – July 3rd, 1995

July 3, 1995 From the Whitey McCloskey Center in Danville, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King Lawler, who is holding a bottle of mouthwash that he polishes off.   Show starts off with a video package on last week’s Intercontinental Title match between Jeff Jarrett and Savio Vega then the confrontation ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3v1BsJZ via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 06.05.82

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 06.05.82 Taped from Charlotte, NC Your host is Bob Caudle, who is all about tag teams and telling us about all the great tag teams in Mid-Atlantic this week!  I’m sure everyone will be competing for the NWA World tag team titles! No wait, I’ve just been ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gogeBZ via IFTTT

Wrestling Programming

Hey Scott, Currently, the following wrestling-related programming airs on US TV: – Young Rock – Dark Side of the Ring – A&E Biography – WWE’s Most Wanted Treasures Which do you watch if any? Also, is it crazy to think of all the content on these days as opposed to the late 90s, where wrestling ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gr2O8m via IFTTT

Stone Cold Pass

The wrestling community is understandably judgmental of wrestlers that have made poor and damaging decisions (Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior, and even more recently Chris Jericho immediately come to mind), but does it feel strange that both fans and those within the industry seem to give Steve Austin a pass?  I was a bit taken aback ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3duYJxY via IFTTT

Exciting new talent on RAW

Hi Scott,  Long-time reader!  I was watching RAW last night for the first time in a while and there was this badass guy named Sheamus! He was carrying the U.S. Title, and he beat the shit out of some Luchador.  I think this guy will be a star! Can't wait to watch him for the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/32sCEtH via IFTTT

Pick your McPoison

Sometime in the distant future, Vince McMahon leaves this mortal coil & the family takes over. Which very possible scenario is the least awful: Shane throwing his awful punches & being pushed as a tough guy and “dangerous striker” on every show, HHH cutting his long-winded promos on every show, or Stephanie as the authority ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3v1ggDV via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 04.20.21

Another thrilling RAW it sounds like. Meanwhile the Jake Paul show is rumoured to have done 1.5 million buys. Waffle Iron and Flapjack Moving To Smackdown https://ift.tt/3tBQ4iK Charlotte Suspended On Raw Talk https://ift.tt/3n1BC0Y WWE Edits Wrestlemania XXXVII https://ift.tt/3ar3zdI from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tBIHYz via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – April 19, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: April 19, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Adnan Virk, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton Things should be a bit more back to normal this week as Wrestlemania season is over. That is probably a good thing after last week’s show was not exactly worth bragging about. This time around we ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3n30TIi via IFTTT

AEW Elevation: April 19, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 6 (“The Champ Is Here!”), April 19, 2021. TONIGHT! Austin Gunn steps up in singles competition against QT Marshall’s trainee Aaron Solow! Madi Wrenckowski tries out for the Vicious Vixens as she teams with Nyla Rose against Leyla Hirsch and Ryo Mizunami! Fallout from the Darby/Hardy match ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3syna1Q via IFTTT

WWF Action Zone – July 2nd, 1995

July 2, 1995 Your hosts are Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill Video clip of the Kiss My Foot match from King of the Ring followed by Lawler at his dentist’s office.   Yokozuna & Owen Hart defeat Jerry Flynn & David Thornberg from the 7/2 edition of “Wrestling Challenge.”   We now hear from the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gkMIgt via IFTTT

WWF Wrestling Challenge – July 2nd, 1995

July 2, 1995 From the Marts Center in Wilkes Barre, PA Your hosts are Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon   Show starts off with still photos from King of the Ring as we hear Mabel scream “long live King Mabel!”   Hakushi w/ Shinja vs. Ross Greenberg We once again see Hakushi pull out the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3goDMXq via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Royal Rumble 1990

Tony Schiavone and Jesse Ventura are in the booth and they are live from Orlando, Florida.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this show drew a sellout crowd of 16,000 fans.  It also drew a buyrate of 2.0 (an estimated 260,000 buys), an increase from the 1.5 number the Rumble did the previous year.  This would also be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ajGGZF via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: Crane Yu

Crane is on the right, Dump Matsumoto on the left. JOSHI SPOTLIGHT- CRANE YU: Real Name: Yukari Honjo (aka Masked Yu) Billed Height & Weight: 5’8″ 220 lbs. Career Length: 1980-1989 -So on the famous Atrocious Alliance bouts of the 1980s, you’ll see a pretty wild assortment of punk rock girl characters backing up the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3eb4DDw via IFTTT

Triller PPV – Jake Paul vs Ben Askren

Hi Scott I'd be interested to hear your take on this show. Meltzer wasn't far off when he compared it to Heroes of Wrestling or some Howard Stern special. The production seemed to be deliberately chaotic and was bizarrely entertaining. It sold like hotcakes, too. Cheers Alex Dammit that wasn’t on my radar at all and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2QGRgTl via IFTTT

WWF Superstars – July 1st, 1995

July 1, 1995 From the Stabler Arena in Bethelem, PA Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Dok Hendrix The show starts off with the video package on Diesel appearing at the celebrity softball game in Oklahoma to benefit the children who lost parents during the Oklahoma City bombing. This week, we will get the world ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3swkDVQ via IFTTT

NXT 08/17/2010 #26

Tonight it’s a double elimination as WWE continues to pour caustic soda down the NXT drain. But never mind that, check out Percy Watson’s new shirt: The Rookies’ task this week is to talk about something OTHER than why they shouldn’t be eliminated. – Percy Watson topic is 3D: Desire, determination and dedication. And uhhh ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2RE3PPS via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 11.29.86

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 11.29.86 And so we come to an end of the original 13 episodes on the WWE Network, and who knows if and when more will follow.  I’d assume they will though. THE RECOGNIZED SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT Taped from Rockford, IL.  Oh sure we finally ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sxwnHs via IFTTT

Redoing the Flair/Savage “She was mine first” storyline in NXT

With the recent rounds of cuts, can we all collectively hope that Santana Garrett doesn't get cut so we can have her and Indie Hartwell fighting over Dexter Lumis?  Bonus points, they can re-enact the whole “he was mine first” storyline Flair and Savage did decades ago by bringing up how Santana (as Brittany) was ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3egrRbk via IFTTT