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The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 06.30.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 06.30.21 Live from Jacksonville, FL, one last time, with a full house again. Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Chris Jericho & Excalibur.  Remember, JR, you’re hosting AEW Dynamite.  That’s AEW.  Not WWE. The Young Bucks v. Eddie Kingston & Penta Nick and Matt have now crossed into ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2UXMDqj via IFTTT

Dynamite – June 30, 2021

Dynamite Date: June 30, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Excalibur, Chris Jericho, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross We’re finally back to the normal schedule and that is a very good thing. It’s the final night in Daily’s Place as the show is heading back on the road starting next week. The big match this ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qDTOQe via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night Dynamite Thread

TONIGHT! Dynamite returns to its regular timeslot with a live show and probably a full house as well.  From the website… This Wednesday night, June 30th, DYNAMITE returns home to Wednesday night on TNT, and back in our regularly scheduled 8pm EST/7pm CST time slot! On tap that night, we’ve got an AEW World Tag ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hk0AGB via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – March 31, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, and they remain taped from Sacramento, California.  On the eve of WrestleMania VI, Ventura is dressed in Ultimate Warrior face paint and t-shirt and a Hulk Hogan hat.  When McMahon asks for a prediction, Ventura says the bout is a tossup. Opening Contest:  Roddy Piper (6-0) ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3duB1lc via IFTTT

The Road Warriors vs. The Natural Disasters in Japan (and other Dream Matches!)

The height difference here is nuts. Like, Fred Ottman must always fight dudes of equal height because I completely forget sometimes that he DWARFS even men as big as Hawk. Welcome back to more Dream Matches! This time, I found an AMAZINGLY fun Hoss Match from Japan as the Natural Disasters go up against the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/362Nicf via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – ROH Night of Champions (22nd March 2003) – Part Two

Let’s finish this off. The highlight of Part One was a darn fine technical wrestling battle between Doug Williams and Christopher Daniels (Yeah, Doug Williams had a great technical wrestling match, what are the odds?). This week we’ve got AJ Styles, Low Ki and Samoa Joe on the show, so there’s probably even more good ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dueAfY via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – January 29, 2007

Monday Night Raw Date: January 29, 2007 Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas Attendance: 17,115 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We’re done with the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to start moving forward towards Wrestlemania. The big Raw stories coming out of last night would be John Cena retaining the WWE Title ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h6R22C via IFTTT

Canadian heatwave

Holy crap I’m reading that people are actually dying from how hot it is in Canada right now? Stay safe dude Hope it’s not that bad where you are? Yeah it's bad.  High of 35C today (or about 100F give or take) in a place where 20C is the norm.  Kind of crazy that just ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Ad3RjE via IFTTT

1992 Cactus Jack

Reading your recent WCW Saturday Night review, and mentioning Cactus Jack, it seems to me that, outside of some off-and-on interaction with Sting, he was really directionless throughout 1992. He wasn't having a major feud with anybody that year that I can recall (I always wish Mick and Steamboat could have had a proper feud ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TcSCXT via IFTTT

Vince “stealing” talent

Hi Scott, besides other factors benefiting the rise of WWF in the mid-80s (production values, celebs, Wrestlemania supercard, merch, cartoons, Rock&Wrestling, SNME etc), how smart was Vince picking up some of the best talent from the territories during the new “modern” era? From late 83/early 84 on (Hogan, Piper, Okerlund, Heenan, Orndorff, Valentine, JYD, Hart ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dqtcfZ via IFTTT

Just A Thought

Game 7 of the cup goes to overtime. Tampa Bay gets a shot, but it’s stopped just short. Then Vince McMahon yells “play the fucking horn!” and Tampa is champs and Vince has once again screwed with Montreal. Of course he comes on TV a week later and says “Montreal screwed Montreal.” Money right? You're ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dvNXqN via IFTTT

Payview Monday?

What's up Scott? So I was thinking, would WWE be better off at this point just ditching pay-per-view Sundays altogether other than the big four and moving the individual pay-per-views to Monday nights? I mean, since the network isn't a thing anymore, not in America anyway. And the legit pay-per-view on a Monday is sure ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hkHXCl via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 05.27.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 05.27.96 Time for a CURTAIN CALL, and a UFC main event that was famous for the wrong reasons. – UFC IX never had a dull moment leading up to it, at least until the main event started. After court fights to make sure the show happened in the first place, Ken ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2UeCCEC via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.30.21

TONIGHT!  Dynamite returns home to Wednesdays, thank god. Drew McIntyre In Money In The Bank Ladder Match https://ift.tt/3dMmAZV Vince McMahon Heading To NXT https://ift.tt/3dtOJVg Damian Priest Back On Raw https://ift.tt/2Td7Gor       from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3drt28e via IFTTT

NXT – June 29, 2021

NXT Date: June 29, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett It’s the go home show for the Great American Bash and a lot of the card is either set or all but set. They still have a few hours to get the rest of it ready and that should ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35XSgHk via IFTTT

Tuesday Evening Thread

With the daily thread getting near 5,000 posts and someone probably being a little sensitive that the Canadiens got their asses stomped last night, the evening thread was ignored. Well here it is. Talk about the final 20 minutes of NXT or the second half of the basketball game. Or the College World Series or ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hhAIel via IFTTT

AEW DARK: June 29, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 95 (“Also The Road To Miami”), June 29, 2021. From the AEW Arena. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. Excalibur’s shirt: “Support Your Local Bartender.” TONIGHT! It’s the HFO/Dark Order issue continuing as Evans, Quen, and Kassidy face Uno, Grayson, and Colt! Frankie Kazarian tangles with JD ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h4UhYr via IFTTT

Tournaments!

Everyone loves tournaments, right? What's your pick for the best of the following? 1. Best single-night tournament 2. Best multi-night tournament 3. Best non-single elimination tournament I would go with Survivor Series 1998, The 2016 Cruiserweight Classic, and the G1 Climax 28. 1.  Pat Patterson's grueling victory over 15 other men in Rio DeJaneiro 2.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3drqDdN via IFTTT

Best of WWE Raw and Smackdown

This one is a Q for everyone in the discussions. One of my favorite annual sets WWE released was the Best of Raw and Smackdown. I think they may have released it from 2010-2018, I may be mistaken. Anyway, as someone who has a hard time remembering stuff, it's nice to see what WWE would ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2U5rCJP via IFTTT

All TV Ratings Matter

Hi Scott, Long time reader going on 17-18 years now. Thanks for entertaining us! My main wrestling group of friends follows all walks of the industry from Raw to Stardom to PWG.  We have a couple of very pro-WWE peeps that idolize Vince McMahon and, basically, love whatever he tells them to love and hate ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TaGjvf via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 07.04.92

The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 07.04.92 Time for an extra-patriotic edition of WCW Saturday Night!  Brought to you by JOLLY RANCHER CANDY!  Presumably just the red, white and blue ones. Taped from Center Stage in Atlanta, GA Your hosts are Jim Ross and a rotating cast of commentators, starting with Ron Simmons. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dprprL via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – June 28, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: June 28, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton We’ll wrap up the first half of the year as we are on the way towards the Money In The Bank. A lot of the spots have already been filled in and this week we are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3doeRB4 via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: June 28, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation, Episode 16 (“Sweet!”), June 28, 2021. TONIGHT! It’s loaded! Eddie Kingston and Penta El Cero Miedo prepare for their tag title eliminator by facing TH2! JD Drake and Ryan Nemeth of the Wingmen take on Billy and Colten of Gunn Club! Serpentico is used to being thrown around, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AaTlth via IFTTT

Will fans back make you watch?

By end of July, every American-based promotion will be back on the road. Except for NXT I think? So, will fans being back get you to watch any of the following (assumed you're watching AEW Dynamite & Rampage): -AEW Dark -AEW Dark Elevation No to both.  Unless they're 30 minutes long again.  -NJPW Strong (the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wYrPwZ via IFTTT

US Express- Dream Team

Scott, Recently watched a shoot interview with Greg Valentine where he stated that the original plan when the Dream Team beat Barry Windham and Mike Rotundo for the tag titles, was to have a long feud with them that would have culminated in Windham and Rotundo vs Dream Team at Wrestlemania 2.  If Windham stuck ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dmm1pc via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Donnell Rawlings show (@donnellrawlings) I. Can’t. Even. To be honest, he looks better without all the lighting and the make-up that the WWE puts on him to make him look like a vampire. And you can tell he’s still pretty jacked for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3A7SFVp via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling “The Ultimate Challenge Special” – March 25, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host tonight’s show, which aired on USA Network on March 25.  Instead of doing the show from the studio, though, they are on location from the Sparkles Nightclub in the CN Tower in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  The matches on this broadcast were taped in San Francisco, California on March 7 ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2U6dmR2 via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: The WWWA & JWP Tag Title Defenses

Double Inoue vs. Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa. AJW TV (Jan. 1995): * And welcome to the beginning of 1995 in the Joshi Spotlight! So I found a handful of stuff from the early part of the year, but of primary importance here are the huge Title defenses of Double Inoue & LCO!! So this ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TjfULs via IFTTT

Thatcher

Is it widely accepted that Timothy Thatcher is the most boring wrestler in the world or is it still under wraps for now? What's wrong with Timothy Thatcher? from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2SwMh9c via IFTTT

Hey Scott….

I think, after writing you several times, I have finally figured out the formula for how to get you to answer my e-mail on the blog. Here's an outline: – Casual greeting, long time reader here.    – Current wrestling news story, usually something AEW. – Trivia so obscure it may or may not be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2UGXyEx via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for GLOW S03E02 – 01.29.88

The SmarK Rant for GLOW – 01.29.88 OK, trying GLOW again, but I need to find a better way to qualify the ratings.  Trying to review it like a normal wrestling show is a lost cause.  For now we’ll go with the point system and see how it progresses. https://ift.tt/2UPFict   “Ninotchka’s Reign, Part Two” ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qwvQGn via IFTTT

Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA on ESPN 12-03-1985

Taped from Atlantic, City, NJ Airdate: December 3, 1985 (taped 11/04) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Larry Nelson, Doug McLeod, & Nick Bockwinkel Can Greg get the better of Zbyszko? Or will he receive the worst? What’s up with the bikers on the couch? And is that the UNDERTAKER in Atlantic City in 1985? Let’s explore! ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3waD849 via IFTTT

10 Years Later

Today marks the 10 year anniversary of CM Punk’s “Pipe Bomb” promo.  Is there anything he criticized Vince McMahon, his idiot daughter and doofus son-in-law for that isn’t still relevant an entire decade later? Nah, that’s exactly why it was such a great promo.  You could play it again today and people would still relate ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gZKS4x via IFTTT

WWF

Scott, have you read about Mitt Romney's remarks regarding Trump's latest rallies? Mitt said, “Well, I do think it's important for each person to speak the truth. But I also think that here in the U.S. there's a growing recognition that this is a bit like WWF. That it's entertaining, but it's not real.” Any ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xWbCbG via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: June 27, 2021

Man, I can’t believe I slept in basically the entire day.  Woof. Tonight’s MLB Game of the Week is Cubs/Dodgers.  The Eastern Conference Finals also continue tonight as Milwaukee (1) goes to Atlanta (1). AEW Elevation has SIX feature bouts tomorrow, plus an appearance by IWTV Champion Wheeler YUTA, so it oughta be a good ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gZsKaT via IFTTT

AE Dub Sat Night

Hey Scott, Longtime reader, former writer… So after not watching AEW for maybe the last 3-4 weeks (since they've been or Pre-emptive) I made it a point to DVR Dynamite. Just watching the first match, the first 15 min head more style, heart and watchability than the last 12 hours ive watched of Raw combined. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xZOUiO via IFTTT

AEW Love

Simply put,  do I love AEW because it is basically “good” WCW? I don't need to list the million similarities, not going to insult your intelligence. I've just been thinking about why I look forward to it every week. Is it as basic as I've just been waiting 23 years for this particular show to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3diSNYp via IFTTT

Scalding white hot take

Hi Mr. Keith. I'm about to drop this bomb on you, that you're BOD posters heads might explode when I drop this hot take Did you know that you're allowed to like of BOTH AEW AND WWE?  I’m just gonna stay away from the Dynamite thread this morning.  So, who else is watching Luca on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wVhp17 via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.27.21

It’s Sunday and it’s friggin’ HOT in Western Canada.  Thank god for AC. Roman Reigns to defend against Edge at Money in the Bank https://ift.tt/2UI5Hsx Trent recovering from spinal fusion surgery https://ift.tt/3x2a2Vw   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dljRGx via IFTTT

Royal Rumble 2007

Royal Rumble 2007 Date: January 28, 2007 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Attendance: 13,500 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Tazz, Michael Cole, Joey Styles, John Bradshaw Layfield This one has had an interesting build with the Royal Rumble itself only getting a quick build a the end. That being said, this is the kind ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3x2CRBj via IFTTT

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #2 09/24/90

I know some people were upset at NXT Season Three being tossed to one side but you really need variety when it comes to your wrestling viewing. Going from old NXT to modern day Raw is like going from Pepsi to Coke, whereas Herb’s UWF is uhhhh some other drink. October 8th, 1990 Taped September ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3w5H3iE via IFTTT

Smackdown – January 26, 2007

Smackdown Date: January 26, 2007 Location: Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, Alabama Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s the final show before the Royal Rumble and I’m really not sure what they are going to be able to do to fill in two hours this week. Last time felt like a show that didn’t need ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Sv2cF7 via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – January 23, 2007

ECW on Sci Fi Date: January 23, 2007 Location: Mobile Civic Center, Mobile, Alabama Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz It’s the go home show for the Royal Rumble and Bobby Lashley still needs a challenger for his ECW World Title. That would seem to be Test, but the match needs to be set already. Other than ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gYTmZK via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 06.26.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 06.26.21 Live from Jacksonville, FL Your hosts are Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur Sammy Guevara joins us to start and gets jumped by Shawn Spears in the parking lot, thus putting Wednesday’s match with MJF in jeopardy. Powerhouse Hobbs v. Hangman Page Page is “hotter than a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gVBzT0 via IFTTT

Dynamite – June 26, 2021

Dynamite Date: June 26, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross, Excalibur We’re finally out of the Friday night cycle with a Saturday show. It’s also a huge show with Jungle Boy challenging Kenny Omega for the World Title in the main event. That alone should be enough, but you know ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jiBBGo via IFTTT

Saturday Night DYNAMITE Thread!

OK, so tonight is the last pre-emption before AEW moves back to Wednesdays next week, and it’s a big show!  Tonight it’s Kenny Omega defending against Jungle Boy. Stanley Cup Finals start soon with Tampa Bay taking on Montreal, hopefully bringing the cup home to Canada because god knows Florida doesn’t need another hockey trophy. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h74oeh via IFTTT

Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers – WWF In Your House IV: Great White North

Salutations Friends! We’re back with another Stinker Review, where I watch a show that has a reputation for being awful and try to decide whether it deserves it’s stinky rep or not. This month we’re looking at a show from the WWF in 1995 that was so bad it pretty much brought Diesel’s faltering World ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vZaX7V via IFTTT

Stock Market

Hey Scott, Glad to hear you are fully vaccinated.   So safe to say after all the cuts yesterday the big winner on the stock market is not the WWE but Hefty? Slow clap.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xVbV6v via IFTTT

Warrior 92 firing

What happens if Vince doesn't fire Warrior for testing off the charts for the good IcoPro? Does he eventually win the WWF title? I feel like Bret probably never gets it from Flair. And then we get Flair Warrior at Rumble.Yoko vs Warrior at Mania with Luger vs Warrior to follow later in the year ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3w2VBPH via IFTTT

Ricky Steamboat I-C title run.

I was wondering? if Ricky didn't take time off due to his son being born how long do you think Steamboat would have held the title? I would have to imagine it would be a long time considering how angry Vince was over Ricky leaving, as  Steamboats IC victory was the first huge babyface  I-C ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2T8j8l2 via IFTTT

Headlining C-shows…and (not) loving it!

What do you suppose was the attitude wrestlers had about main eventing the C tours back in the day?  On the one hand, you're headlining.  But on the other, being the main event in Ogdenville or North Haverbrook is not likely going to get you the same payouts as working the Capital City show, right?  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xY6Fzk via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 01.03.87 (plus a bonus)

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 01.03.87             It’s the 1986 YEAR IN REVIEW episode!  I actually remember this one from back in the day.  Also, a BONUS RANT later on. Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan, from the Prime Time studios. THE RECOGNIZED SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT First up, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3y9yjcL via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.26.21

Astonishingly, I had ZERO side effects to the Pfizer vaccine on my second dose, and in fact my arm didn’t even hurt after the first day.  I can only conclude that I am now godlike and invulnerable to all disease. Time for leftover headlines! Video: Karrion Kross’ Main Roster Debut (Something Is Missing) https://ift.tt/2UBnTnv New ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h11l76 via IFTTT

Smackdown – June 25, 2021

Smackdown Date: June 25, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Pat McAfee, Michael Cole We’re done with Hell In A Cell and that means it is time to get ready for Money in the Bank. A bunch of the ladder match spots have already been filled so it is time to start hammering out ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dhBLK5 via IFTTT

Trying to make sense

Hey Scott, I hope you and the family are always safe and well. I am trying to make sense of all the recent releases and I have a few theories.  1. WWE is dumping dead weight to bring in fresh talent either that they have signed from the recent PC classes or talent they are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2T1ALDc via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: June 25, 2021

TONIGHT!  Either Big E or Apollo Crews qualifies for the Money in the Bank Match!  Plus, Seth Rollins teams with Bayley to face Cesaro and Bianca Belair! TOMORROW!  Dynamite goes crazy — Kenny Omega defends the big gold against Jungle Boy Perry, Adam Page and Will Hobbs have a Top 5 Contenders’ match, and it’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h6eITH via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – March 25, 1990

Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon call today’s action from a new round of television tapings in San Francisco, California.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a sold-out crowd of 14,500, with 500 fans attending for free. Opening Contest:  Brutus Beefcake (5-0-1) defeats Steve Vega via submission to a sleeper hold at 2:01: In the split ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h9Regm via IFTTT

you will appreciate

https://www.vulture.com/article/glory-days-jon-wertheim-excerpt-cyndi-lauper-lou-albano.html?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=s1&utm_campaign=vulture   (I never realized Wolff, not McMahon, was the first one to figure it out.) Cool, let’s just head to the WWE Network and watch all that stuff…oh wait, we can’t.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qs87HF via IFTTT

Can you please explain to me

Why a former MMA fighter and dominant NXT Women's Champion is feuding with a living doll and who that is supposed to appeal to? And even worse, why is the former MMA fighter and dominant NXT Women's Champion running away from the doll? Have they picked up on why no one watches this shit anymore and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dezwHk via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Battlebowl 93 – 11.20.93

The SmarK Rant for WCW Battlebowl 93 – 11.20.93 I WARNED YOU THAT I WOULD REVIEW THIS SHOW JUST TO SPITE 1993 VINCE.  And now here’s where we are.  I’m reviewing Battlebowl 93 again. Live from Pensacola, FL, drawing 7,000 and a 0.27 buyrate, or about 60,000 buys and one of the worst numbers in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3dwtKBp via IFTTT

NXT UK – June 24, 2021

NXT UK Date: June 24, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd It’s time for a big fight as we have a triple threat main event between Ilja Dragunov, Rampage Brown and Joe Coffey. That alone should be worth seeing, and it would be hard to imagine that the winner is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qr3fm8 via IFTTT

The hot takes that actually matter in this world

Yes, it's an TMNT email, because if there's one thing wrestling fans also enjoy, it's another thing that peaked in 1987, had brief resurgences here and there, and still has debates today: 1. Raph is the best Turtle…you dare challenge that opinion, I'll strap you down and force you to watch Heroes of Wrestling and the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vUfo46 via IFTTT

RAW Underground 2

Besides the covid-distancing problems, I thought RAW Underground was at least something different and fresh. Gave some undercarders and fresh faces (Moss, Dabba-Kato, Erik) opportunities. Gave some stale guys (Ziggler, Braun) a new coat of paint. Why not bring it back now, most workers are vaccinated afaik? Because it was a terrible idea that probably ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xRpAvr via IFTTT

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: Thursday Night, June 24, 2021

Tonight on Impact: the tag titles are on the line as Violent By Design faces Eddie Edwards and Satoshi Kojima; Deonna Purrazzo has a non-title match with Susan; Keira Hogan battles Rosemary; Rohit Raju and Shera team up against Trey Miguel and Petey Williams; and on the BTI show, it’s Team Philippines (TJP/Fallah Bahh) against ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h1aJaV via IFTTT

Raw getting good

By all accounts, Raw was markedly better this week than it’s been in a while. Would it be safe to assume that it’s due to Vince and his stooges being more concerned with going back on the road, and having live crowds, so they really don’t care what goes on TV for the next couple of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3d9GZaX via IFTTT

Not So Bad

Scott, The email you got sent about acknowledged great workers that you couldn't get into got me thinking about the opposite. Is there someone that generally doesn't get regarded as a good worker that you just find yourself a fan of? Mine is easily Davey Boy Smith. It seems like people only talk about the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gOVIdw via IFTTT

Meltzer’s lack of credibility

Going through your Observer Flashback's, it's obvious Dave Meltzer was pretty clueless & just flat out wrong on a lot of things even back in mid-80s: Wrestlemania 3 would be a huge flop, fans didn't care for Magnum T.A., Andre-Hogan was a -**** match, etc. Seems today he's still wrong as much as he's right.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3qpEzKo via IFTTT

WWF Action Zone – October 15th, 1995

  October 15, 1995 Your hosts are Todd Pettengill and Dok Hendrix This week’s featured match is Marty Jannetty vs. Duke “The Dumpster” Droese   The hosts are in the studio and Pettengill says there are “unconfirmed reports” about how Undertaker is now out of action and will not face Mabel at “In Your House.” ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vZLsne via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 05.13.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 05.13.96 Live from Nashville, TN.  Lex Luger is CAMPED OUT in the building so that he doesn’t miss his title shot tonight! Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan & Mongo. The Steiner Brothers v. The Public Enemy The Steiners quickly clean house and chase TPE out ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2SqFAWg via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 05.13.96

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 05.13.96   Taped from Sioux City, IA Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler Ahmed Johnson v. Zip the Bodydonna Hey, using the tag champions as TV jobbers, why not?  Actually, the Observer at this point notes that the WWF hired Sal Sincere, Freddy Joe Floyd, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gQwZW4 via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – January 22, 2007

Monday Night Raw Date: January 22, 2007 Location: Cajundome, Lafayette, Louisiana Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the go home show for the Royal Rumble but you might not know it by watching the previous shows. The Rumble itself has barely been mentioned as most of the focus has been on Umaga vs. John Cena ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xL1imM via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night Thread

I have STUCK IT TO COVID and am now fully vaccinated.  And yeah, I took tomorrow off because everyone was telling me it would kick my ass. I also got my Father’s Day present today, my first Snack Crate (from snackcrate.com if you want to look it up), in this case from Thailand.  I was ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3A3eYM2 via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – June 17, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: June 17, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Josh Matthews, D’Lo Brown We are done with Against All Odds and the big story is Kenny Omega retaining the World Title over Moose, with Sami Callihan appearing after the match. Don Callis fired Callihan, which seems like it could be quite the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j6hg71 via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – March 24, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura handle commentary duties, starting a new round of tapings in Sacramento, California.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on March 6 and attracted a crowd of 13,500, with 2,000 of those fans attending for free.  This week Ventura has his face painted like the Ultimate Warrior – a horrifying ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xPVyrN via IFTTT

Shawn Michaels vs. Kamala (and more Dream Matches!)

Welcome back to another Dream Matches column! This week we have another “Wait, that happened?” bout from the mid’90s, as Shawn Michaels in the midst of his IC Title (and Diesel’s early run as a denim-clad bodyguard) push takes on Kamala! Next, it’s from that forgotten era of the Quebecers in the WWF as Pierre ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wVmlD2 via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – ROH Night of Champions (22nd March 2003) – Part One

Hey ya’ll! These ROH reviews don’t tend to do very well, but I’ve had this one hand written for a VERY long time so I thought I might as well type it up so it didn’t end up being a wasted effort. This was actually the first ROH show I ever bought, as I’d heard ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j3MFa8 via IFTTT

Just Can’t

Hi Scott, Has there ever been a guy who you knew was a good worker and someone you knew you should like, but just couldn’t connect with? Mine was Owen Hart. I knew he was talented in the ring and folks called his matches with Brett at WM 10 and Summerslam as classics, but I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gPWBCI via IFTTT

The Twelve Apostles of Professional Wrestling?

The “Mount Rushmore” thing seems obviously a bit overdone in the IWC and it's overly US-centric, so why don't we pick something that gives you more available choices and is clearly *universally* appealing?  😉 Who would your 12 be?     “Hey Scott. I know you hate Rushmore questions so here’s a question where I want 3 Rushmores”.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zM1OTz via IFTTT

Horsemen after Flair’s return in 1998

Hard to remember anything, but how could WCW botch the Horsemen return in the fall of 1998 so badly? They (Benoit, Malenko, Mongo) barely did anything until their ill-fated heel turn in the spring, Mongo just disappeared, Flair/Bischoff feud got worse each week it seemed. Who sabotaged this, brother? That thing was dead in the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35LvPVF via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 05.20.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 05.20.96 Yeah I know everyone hates NWA Powerrr, so let’s FLASHBACK instead. – In the top story this week, it appears that WCW Nitro is going to two hours, effective on 05/27. This had actually been expected for a while, but it was thought that it wouldn’t happen until the new ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zTmuJ0 via IFTTT

Awesome

Hey Scott, I just saw that you answered my box set question. Thank you so much for your time man, I really do appreciate it. I'm crackin up at the fact I should have put in wrestling box sets but fkn A go Led Zep! Love Alice-N-Chains. I see in the comments I think PMH ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gOch9q via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.23.21

It’s Wednesday. You know what that means. Second vaccination! Video: Diamond Mine Debuts In NXT https://ift.tt/3zQW0bi Xavier Woods May Be Missing Time https://ift.tt/3zQFmbW Kevin Owens Not Injured https://ift.tt/2UxDmVJ Hot news reporting on that last item, Tommy. from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gPMn5i via IFTTT

NXT – June 22, 2021

NXT Date: June 22, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett, Beth Phoenix It’s another pretty big show this week as Kyle O’Reilly faces Kushida. That’s an interesting way to go but it doesn’t do much good for the Cruiserweight Title. The easiest way to make a title valuable is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3d2jPDm via IFTTT

AEW DARK: June 22, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 94 (“Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Tag Teams!”), June 22, 2021. We cold open with Alex Mavez talking to the Varsity Blondes. They both wrestle tonight, but what about Miro and what he did? Pillman calls Miro the bully of AEW. Miro expects people to be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2T01hMZ via IFTTT

Dynamite kid doc

Hey Scott-  Have you ever seen a more loyal wife to a scum bag more than her?  Just wondering when do you think vice will come out with a documentary on Dan Spiveys head vein? That thing could win the U.S. title by itself.  Dan Spivey looked like he was turning into Superstar Billy Graham ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wRvTyS via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Survivor Series Showdown 1993

Might as well repost this one since we’re discussing the corresponding Superstars episode today. The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – Survivor Series Showdown 93 – 11.21.93 Taped from whatever high school gym they were taping TV at that week. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Bobby Heenan, plus Gorilla Monsoon & Jim ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j3XWHm via IFTTT

Box sets

Morning Scott, In no particular order, what would be your top 5 box sets? Thank you for your time.                                                          Eric. The Zeppelin box, Aerosmith’s Pandora’s Box, Journey’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wMOVGU via IFTTT

Fluke Pin = Clean Pin

Lately there have been a lot of fluke pins that people have been describing as clean pins. Do you consider a fluke pin to be a clean pin? To me a clean pin should be decisive and a fluke pin is the same as a pin by outside interference or cheating just to keep the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35G3ss1 via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.22.21

NXT tonight. Not much else going on. Two Matches Set For Money In The Bank https://ift.tt/35IGJLP https://ift.tt/35I29IT Several Money In The Bank Ladder Match Spots Filled https://ift.tt/3qhaEnO Kevin Owens Taking Time Off https://ift.tt/3xLUl55 from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2ShAPy6 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 11.20.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 11.20.93 Well now I’m really getting behind on this show, as the Network added up to May 1994 today. Well, better get cracking again, because although the show has been dull lately, at least there’s nothing so outright offensive that it will make my head explode with annoyance ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gKJW3D via IFTTT

Vice Versa: Chyna

Hello Scott,   I just watched the Chyna documentary on VICE. I was not expecting what we got. Have you seen it, and any chance you’d be interested in a review?   I have not watched it yet.  However I did watch the Dynamite Kid episode of Dark Side tonight and HOLY SHIT what an awesomely ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cYzWBS via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – June 21, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: June 21, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Byron Saxton, Corey Graves, Jimmy Smith We’re done with the Cell and that means it is time to start getting ready for Money in the Bank. That means a lot of qualifying matches before we have a series of matches with the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j5gFSX via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: June 21, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 15 (“This Space Available for Money”), June 21, 2021. TONIGHT! Sea Stars’ Delmi Exo hopes to last longer than two minutes against the Native Beast, Nyla Rose! After last week’s post-match attack, it’s Matt Sydal looking to get even by facing TH2’s Jack Evans! And the future ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3d05V4A via IFTTT

Can we just coathanger abort Roman Reigns already?

So with Roman Reign's HIAC match moved to Smackdown on super short notice like it was, can we take that as confirmation of the validity of the recent leak about Roman being such a screaming prima donna that he demands that his match always go on last was true? And that Vince was forced to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35M9xTu via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I loved spending Father’s Day with my husband, son and my father-in-law. It’s always nice to celebrate the men in my life. Both Scott and Thomas have their reviews of Hell in the Cell up. I generally agree although I think Scott shortchanged the Bailey-Bianca ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zMdyFh via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – March 19, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for tonight’s broadcast.  Heenan tries to open the broadcast and makes it all about him. Opening Contest:  The Barbarian (w/Bobby Heenan) pins Bob Allen after a flying clothesline at 1:34: This is the Barbarian’s debut as a single.  In the split screen, Heenan tells Tito Santana ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TNg4uC via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: Mariko Yoshida

This is, bar none, the greatest gear in wrestling history. She looks like a goddamn SUPER-VILLAIN. JOSHI SPOTLIGHT- MARIKO YOSHIDA: Real Name: Mariko Morita Billed Height & Weight: 5’4″ 139 lbs. (varies in body type considerably; translation: gets swole) Career Length: 1988-2017 -One of the unsung heroes of Joshi would be Mariko Yoshida, probably most ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2SPP8Ks via IFTTT

Nitro reviews

Hey Scott. Just going through all the Nitros and noticed toward end of 97 your reviews just stop apart from very sporadic ones until the final one. Did you ever do these? Up until then you were doing both Raw and Nitro and doing a ‘winner’ each week and it was great to read the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xBBJob via IFTTT

Roman’s Best Opponent

Hey Scott- Roman is obviously far above any other members of the WWE roster when it comes to star power and believability as a tough guy, so right now there is no one who can realistically beat him for the belt. Is there anyone on any other roster, assuming their popularity there would instantly translate to the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vTQYYx via IFTTT

Should AEW go after more guaranteed money?

Hi Scott, So let’s assume the AEW Saturday specials pop a nice rating for Turner and everyone is happy.  What if the next steps were for Turner to offer to buy the rights to AEW PPV’s to air them on HBO Max?  Perhaps $25-50 million a year for all 4 PPV’s in all markets HBO ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2UoYfSY via IFTTT

No top WWE faces left

With heels as champions on both brands who have basically dominated their competition, who are the supposed credible face challengers left in WWE? McIntyre lost to Lashley 3 straight times. Reigns beats everyone. Cesaro jobbed clean to Seth Rollins. Keith Lee & Bray Wyatt are MIA. Black & Strowman got released. Riddle is booked as ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vLY2Gv via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWE Hell in a Cell 2021 – 06.20.21

The SmarK Rant for WWE Hell in a Cell 2021 – 06.20.21 Man, once the inevitable Disney buyout goes through, they’re gonna have to quit with the salty language in their PPV names.  My suggestion would be “H-E-double hockey sticks in a cell” instead. Live, for the last time on PPV thank god, from the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xDWwHU via IFTTT

Hell In A Cell 2021

Hell In A Cell 2021 Date: June 20, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Michael Cole, Pat McAfee, Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, Corey Grave It’s time for another big theme show with the event focusing on the match we saw two days ago. This time we have a pair of matches inside the Cell, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wLHU94 via IFTTT

Hell a Cell 2021 Watchalong Thread

We begin at 7PMET with the pre-show on YouTube.  Main show starts at 8 on Peacock. Other options: Saint Louis at Atlanta in MLB’s ESPN Game of the Week, and Hawks at Sixers in the two best words in American pro sports: Game Seven. Happy Father’s Day to Scott and all other dads out there, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gM8MyX via IFTTT

Most contrived move in wrestling

Pro wrestling has a long list of moves that require complete suspension of disbelief because they'd never be used in a real fight or athletic competition. Which wrestling move or spot do you roll your eyes at the most because its entire premise & execution is completely unrealistic? I find most of the Bucks' double-team ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zQEvIe via IFTTT

Hot-shotting PPV matches on free TV

Happy Father's Day, Scott! So the Hell In A Cell on Smackdown stunt has got me thinking:    AEW has admitted that TV ratings are their first priority when they gave away the Wargames match on free TV. Now Vince followed suit and gave away Roman/Rey in the Cell.  With the Network being spun off ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2UjSnue via IFTTT

LPWA – The Good Girls!

Seeing as it’s a repost from Scott and I fancy checking out some new/old content I thought I’d give the LPWA another shot, on VHS with the theme of ‘The Good Girls’. Rule of thumb used to be with wrestling on video tapes that it would often promise gold and deliver shit, as anyone who’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vIMAvl via IFTTT

The SmarK DVD Rant for The Best of Hell in a Cell

(I was unfortunately very preoccupied with work on Saturday night and didn’t get a chance to watch anything new, but here’s a timely repost of the 3-disc “Best of Hell in a Cell” DVD set from 2008 in honor of tonight’s show.  I believe this was originally written in 2010-12) The SmarK DVD Rant for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gJtCQE via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.20.21

Happy Father’s Day! More Matches Added To HIAC https://ift.tt/3vKtRPT https://ift.tt/3xyAPc3 NBC And FOX Want More Cross Promotion With WWE https://ift.tt/2UlgR6n Bayley vs. Bianca Belair Now Inside The Cell https://ift.tt/3xNTqRJ     from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xDjCOv via IFTTT

Stardom Tokyo Dream Cinderella – June 12th, 2021

Howdy! Yeah, been a minute. I missed writing about wrestling, what can I say? About a week ago, a match started making waves amongst the proudest of wrestling nerds, and it wasn’t just from the BoD Joshi crew.   Filthy Tom Lawlor – “Watch Syuri Kondo vs Utami Hayashishita if you value your time” Dave Meltzer ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3h2vyD9 via IFTTT

Smackdown – January 19, 2007

Smackdown Date: January 19, 2007 Location: Alltel Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield We’re less than two weeks away from the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to put the finishing touches on the card. This year’s show has taken things in a slightly different direction by just having ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gGgGtO via IFTTT

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #1 09/24/90

Sorry to break the ECW/NXT streak but I have no absolutely no desire to watch any more Heel Michael Cole and/or Matt Striker. If I’m going to sit down and watch bad wrestling, I want it to be at least fun bad wrestling. I started writing about Herb’s cocaine-fuelled company a few years ago for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cU52dO via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – January 16, 2007

ECW on Sci Fi Date: January 16, 2007 Location: Alltel Arena, Little Rock, Arkansas Commentators: Tazz, Joey Styles We are almost to the Royal Rumble and that means it is time to make Test #1 contender. That is about as obvious of a title match as there has been in a bit around here. Last ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iTJTnV via IFTTT

You’re put in charge of WWE

Disney buys WWE, ousts the McMahons & puts you in charge of reigniting fan interest. What are the first 3 changes you make? End the brand split, shorten RAW back to 2 hours, offer buyouts to anyone who doesn't want to be there.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TO2SWc via IFTTT

AEW/WWE Trades

Imagine a world in which WWE and AEW could trade wrestlers between each other like real sports teams do. What trades can you come up with that benefit both sides? My first trade is Asuka for Nyla Rose. Vince doesn't seem to value her or any other Japanese wrestler, and Nyla seems to have reached ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2ScymFf via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – “The Summer of 96” – Final Part – ECW Heatwave 1996 (13th July 1996)

Bonjourrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr ya cheese eatin’ surrender monkeys! Next week we’ve got a Stinker Review on the docket, but first we must close out our journey to the Summer of 1996 with a trip to our old friends from Philly. ECW was on a pretty decent hot streak at the time, although they couldn’t get on pay ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wUiw1f via IFTTT

Chyna

A review of the Chyna documentary from Vice, although it’s not part of the Dark Side of the Ring series. Chyna’s one of those stars who I wasn’t following on and off for all the gory details of her personal life falling apart, although I knew it wasn’t going well a lot of the time. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iTIDBa via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.19.21

As noted in the Dynamite rant last night, I finally managed to snag some AEW Unrivaled figures off ShopAEW, and got Santana, Ortiz and Matt Hardy for $25 US each plus shipping, which is totally worth it to me.  So with Hangman Page that brings my total to four now after nearly a year of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wTkpLe via IFTTT

Dynamite – June 18, 2021

Dynamite Date: June 18, 2021 Location: Daily’s Place, Jacksonville, Florida Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Excalibur, Jim Ross, Taz The Friday series continues with a special match inside an MMA cage. That may or may not be your taste, but it is certainly something different, which you have to do at some point. This time around it ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iTnUgW via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 06.18.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 06.18.21 Not sure how long they’ll last there, but ShopAEW has some of the Series 4 figures available tonight:  https://www.shopaew.com/figures  I actually picked up Santana and Ortiz for a total of $66 Canadian with shipping, which is pretty damn cheap.  I was tempted to grab Matt Hardy as ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35yO14I via IFTTT

Smackdown – June 18, 2021

Smackdown Date: June 18, 2021 Location: Yuengling Center, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Pat McAfee, Michael Cole For the first time in over twenty years, we’re getting a Hell in a Cell match on free TV, as Universal Champion Roman Reigns is defending against Rey Mysterio. Why you ask? There doesn’t seem to be much of a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35Bbr9E via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: June 18, 2021

  TONIGHT!  It’s happening!  Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio are heading into HELL IN A CELL! AND THEN!  Jake Hager brings the cage to Dynamite while Arn Anderson’s kid makes his debut! AND THEN!!  It’s Hell in a Cell’s Pay-Per-View on Sunday as Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre settle it ONCE AND FOR ALL! …oh, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iSpcbK via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – March 18, 1990

Tony Schiavone and Gorilla Monsoon do commentary for today’s show, which concludes the tapings in Tucson, Arizona. The broadcast starts by re-airing Demolition’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling. Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report segment replays the Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior promos on Superstars. Rick Martel (5-1) defeats Omar Atlas via submission to the Boston ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xzl198 via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: Joshi in 1994

Akira Hokuto retired this year! Until she didn’t! JOSHI IN 1994: And now we’ve reached the end of what I can find for Joshi in 1994, so here’s my summation for the year! And it was a big one, with the future looking bright! Until it wasn’t! Read on! Joshi had its biggest year ever ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35HcXH7 via IFTTT

How bad will they book these reigns

We can all agree that nearly 10 years later and Brock ending UT's streak was not a good call, as it just lead to something weve already seen before with Brock as a part time wrestler/champ.  Right now there is nooooooooo one in WWE or NXTUK that is worthy of defeating Reigns or WALTER, both ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gHQgYL via IFTTT

Mitb in the 80s/90s

Who would have made great Money in the bank winners in the 80s/90s? My choices are dibiase (he buys the briefcase off someone; hires people to wear down the champ and then cashes in); honky Tonk man (he tries to find the perfect moment to cash in against hogan/savage/warrior but can never find the right ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3q6YMVn via IFTTT

Bart Gunn, sacrificial lamb?

Hello, You've mentioned before that Bart wasn't actually deliberately sent out to die against Butterbean at WM15 as punishment for messing up their plans for the Brawl for All.  However, since Bart pretty much disappeared from TV after winning the tournament and (as far as I recall) didn't show up again until the WM build, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gE7mqi via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.18.21

Happy Fathers Day weekend to all! Vince McMahon Is A Reginald Fan https://ift.tt/3wEAVPm Universal Title Match Inside Hell In A Cell Set For Smackdown https://ift.tt/3wQxy7O WWE Probably Getting New Sets When Fans Return https://ift.tt/3gCn1rl from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wJSu0A via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 12.27.86

The SmarK Rant for WWF Wrestling Challenge – 12.27.86 THE RECOGNIZED SYMBOL OF EXCELLENCE IN SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT Taped from Tucson, AZ Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan Another tweak of the opening graphics as they now have fake “signatures” of the wrestlers on the still photos. Who would believe Kamala could sign his ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wFhtBV via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – June 10, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: June 10, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Josh Matthews, D’Lo Brown It’s the go home show for Against All Odds and that means it is time to focus on Moose vs. Kenny Omega for the World Title. Other than that though, we could use some build for the rest of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35Al1JL via IFTTT

NXT UK – June 17, 2021

NXT UK Date: June 17, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd Things might be a bit slower this week as we are coming off a pretty awesome title change last week. Meiko Satomura is the new Women’s Champion, meaning we could be in for something a bit slower this time ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TJOaQh via IFTTT

Bossman raised the briefcase

Scott,   Can we address it once  and for all? It was the Big Bossman who raised the briefcase. The stipulation was that no one from the corporate ministry was allowed to interfere, so they fired the Bossman, he raised the briefcase which was legit because he now wasn't a member of the corporate ministry ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iOmF2e via IFTTT

Rey vs Roman HiaC moved to Smackdown

https://ift.tt/3zzl7iK Do they really want to beat Dynamite THAT bad? It didn't feel like a PPV main event anyway.  Plus if they can keep them under 3 hours, more power to them.  Not that I know or care what else is on Sunday's show anyway.  Serves AEW right for daring to run a show somewhere ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zAuSgI via IFTTT

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: June 17, 2021

Yeah, I’m gonna give Gorilla and Bobby a break.  Besides, Heenan’s probably about to make a reckless financial decision anyway. Tonight on IMPACT: Daivari vs Jake Something on the pre-show, TJP against Black Taurus, Tenille Dashwood takes on Rachael Ellering, Josh Alexander faces Madman Fulton in non-title action, two legends square off as Satoshi Kojima ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3vCBTtU via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for the Best of Sting (Blu Ray) – Part 2

The SmarK Rant for the Best of Sting (Blu Ray) – Part 2 Carrying on now, as Sting’s World title reign is over as the 90s begin proper… Sting v. Nikita Koloff (June 14 1991) From Clash XV, a show I’ve done twice and which still isn’t a very good review.  I mean, it’s KNOCKSVILLE ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3cONEHg via IFTTT

Shoot interview DVDs purchase

Hi, Scott. I hope you're well. Thanks a lot for entertaining and educating me for years via your books and online rants and shoot interview reviews. I'd like to buy many shoot interview DVDs from you. Can you please sell me any? If so, which ones can you sell, and what are your prices? I appreciate greatly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2TJQiaM via IFTTT

Solving wrestling’s biggest mysteries

Please answer these 10 long unsolved wrestling mysteries: Who drove the Hummer? Who raised the briefcase? What was in Baby Doll's envelope? Who hit Kevin Owens with the pie? Who was behind GTV? What was in Shane's lockbox? Who kidnapped Samoa Joe? Who rescued Ric Flair from the desert? How did The Giant survive the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3wAoi7W via IFTTT

Great Matches from Not Great Wrestlers

Reading your repost of the Sting Best Of, I was surprised to read such praise for a Mike Rotunda, a guy I tend to think of as dull to serviceable.  Dead on; its a good match and I thank you for leading me to it. Got me wondering if anyone has other recommendations for wrestlers ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3q6KOmy via IFTTT

Daily News Update – 06.17.21

Apparently the blog was down for a half an hour last night. I guess all the new traffic from our #2 awards finish crashed it. WWE Teases Bringing Back King Of The Ring https://ift.tt/3cJEbB5 Vince McMahon And Other WWE Executives Facing Lawsuit Over Stock https://ift.tt/3zwEskD You Can Vote For Best WWE Moment In The ESPY ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/35uWshn via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – January 15, 2007

Monday Night Raw Date: January 15, 2007 Location: Centurytel Center, Bossier City, Louisiana Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We are on the way to the Royal Rumble though you might not know it based on how the last few weeks have gone. Instead, the last few weeks have focused on various celebrities, or at least ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3q2DhVx via IFTTT