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NXT – August 31, 2021

NXT Date: August 31, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph The changes continue around here as we are marching towards the new version of NXT. I still have no idea what that means and I’m not sure I want to. Then again it might be for the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3t3ia70 via IFTTT

AEW DARK: August 31, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 105 (“Strictly Come Dancing”), August 31, 2021. From Chicago, IL. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. TONIGHT! Serpentico hopes to take a break from Luther beating him up by having Frankie Kazarian beat him up! Leaders square off as Dark Order’s Evil Uno faces the Factory’s QT ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Dyuu4e via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Tuesday Night Thread

I better get this up now because I have a sneaking suspicion I will pass out tonight immediately after work. If aliens invade or Donald Trump is reinstated as president after this is posted, sorry. In fact, if the latter happens don’t wake me up. Regardless, enjoy Dark and don’t forget to join the Nintendo ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38II2fr via IFTTT

The success of the NXT women’s division

With all the talk of the failure of NXT in Vince's eyes, there's been little mention of the success of the women's division. It's provided the main roster with their top stars and fuelled the women's revolution. Do you think Vince will leave this NXT production line of female stars as it is? If he ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3BuHy8K via IFTTT

NWA shouts into the void

Hey Scott, I know it’s a long shot given Powerrr doesn’t draw the clicks, but did you watch/plan to watch either of the NWA PPVs this weekend? Would be interested to hear your thoughts if so! I did not watch because I had stuff going on this weekend, but my general plan is to review ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kLWx7Q via IFTTT

NEW NXT

Hey, hope you and your family are safe and well. I know fans are crapping on Vince for changing NXT, but, NXT was getting boring. Also, they are bringing in New Fresh Talent like Parker, Steiners Son, another Uso, etc. I think Vince knows Indy talent won't work for him as AEW has become the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jyvLQW via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling – 03.26.88

The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling – 03.26.88 I had that dream again last night for my birthday. You know the one, where Greg Gagne pops out of a cake singing “Happy Birthday” and wearing nothing but his AWA International TV title. I think we’ve all been there. Taped from Las Vegas, NV Your ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jw3g69 via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 31st August 2021

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Not had a chance to catch those NWA shows from the weekend but they sounded interesting so I might get to them eventually. The Aldis Vs Murdoch match has received some good reviews and it’s nice to have different styles of wrestling out there to dip into now and then. Scheduled today ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YegegP via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – August 30, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: August 30, 2021 Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves We are on the way to Extreme Rules and that means we need some things to set up for the show. That could take some time, as Raw has a tendency to not exactly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jqka6d via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: August 30, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 26 (“A Story for the Women”), August 30, 2021. From Milwaukee, WI. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Eddie Kingston, and Paul Wight. TONIGHT! Sammy Guevara helped get Fuego Del Sol a contract, and now the two team up to face Chaos Project! Brian Cage battles one-half of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3BnjOU4 via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! Quick thread post here. I hope everyone had a great weekend. There wasn’t too much going on this weekend. My best wishes for anyone that is or knows someone in the path of Hurricane Ida. RAW is tonight. They are advertising an open challenge for the US Title so maybe we’ll get ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3yuA7ws via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – May 28, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts.  Heenan refers to himself as “the perfect host” for this program in keeping with his new role as Mr. Perfect’s manager. Opening Contest:  Jimmy Snuka (5-2) pins Pez Whatley after the Superfly Splash at 2:02: Even though this is late in a Wrestling Challenge taping cycle, Snuka ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38qSmIQ via IFTTT

Joshie Spotlight: GAEA Japan’s First Show!

The first two matches of the show. GAEA MEMORIAL FIRST GONG: (April 15th 1995) * HERE COMES A NEW CHALLENGER! So sometime in 1994, Chigusa Nagayo, having come out of retirement the previous year and wrestled the occasional match for JWP Project (curiously, rarely at her former company, AJW), announced that she had formed a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3t0i5RI via IFTTT

Tag team talent differential

Scott, Out of the golden era of tag teams (say 1980-95), out of the teams who were around for a while, which had the biggest discrepancy of talent between members? My pick – Harlem Heat.  I mean, did Stevie Ray do anything by himself? The Dream Team.  Brutus Beefcake might as well have been a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zv751b via IFTTT

A threefur

Best ppv match you saw in person Best tv taping or live match you saw in person Best house show match you saw in person Well I've only been to one PPV, which was Backlash 2004, so obviously the answer is HHH v. Shawn Michaels v. Chris Benoit, or maybe Foley v. Orton.   Best TV ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YbHJHS via IFTTT

Rebuilding WWE by ignoring indy wrestlers

Apparently Vince McMahon believes signing all these indy stars who put on ****+ matches and draw great crowd reactions was NXT's biggest problem, the reason they lost the Wednesday night war, and the explanation for the main roster not having enough new stars.  So, reportedly, they're no longer signing, or even scouting, indy wrestlers.  Is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ztX8Ru via IFTTT

Question

I just read that The Rock could possibly not be able to do the WM match against Reigns until 2023. If that’s the case, does the WWE even have enough credible babyface challengers to feed to Roman for another year and a half leading up to that match with Rocky?  That’s a very long time to go with the outcome blatantly ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Dxogld via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 10.15.90

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 10.15.90 It’s my birthday and what better way to celebrate than with a Wrestling Observer Flashback! And not only that, but it’s a Wrestling Observer Flashback…FLASHBACK. So yeah, a reader with too much time on his hands pointed out that I had skipped the 10/15 issue from 1990 for whatever reason. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jshRiW via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 30th August 2021

Happy Monday Everyone! I hope you’re all well and safe, especially if you’re in anyway close to Hurricane Ida’s path. It’s a Bank Holiday over here in England, meaning I get a day off work, which I’m currently spending watching Smosh “Try Not To Laugh” videos over on YouTube before I head out for a ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WxBTj9 via IFTTT

An Englishman in New Japan – BUTCHER!

Continuing to look at the history of gaijin in New Japan with a man who based his character off foreign origins and had massive success in Japan for decades, the Madman from the Sudan, Abdullah the Butcher. Abby, or Larry to his friends, even married a Japanese lady, the daughter of a promoter, and brought ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kFG2dr via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: August 29, 2021

For those who were interested in seeing it, NWA73 is tonight.  Nick Aldis vs Trevor Murdoch is your main event. Your MLB game of the week is Yankees/A’s. This week on the blog: the Joshi Spotlight is on GAEA Japan’s debut show; Wednesday Honor continues with Night of the Grudges Act 1; and your wacky ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Dvdegj via IFTTT

Kurt Angle debuts his signature sneaker

Hi Scott,   My name is Emily Kim, and I am the Technical Design Manager of Garrixon. I also lead our social media and marketing efforts.   To commemorate Kurt Angle’s 25th anniversary of winning a gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, we teamed up with the wrestler to design and develop his signature sneaker entitled ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WAmj6w via IFTTT

WWE Network Content

This may be more of a question for your readers since I think you still have the regular version of the network there in Canada, IIRC. Do you know if all of the classic content has been moved over to Peacock as the WWE promised would be the case by Summerslam? I was happily working my ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kCnWZt via IFTTT

Pee Break Marshall

Is there any logical reason for putting Paul Wight vs. QT Marshall on PPV while doing the FTR vs. Santana & Ortiz blowoff on Dynamite outside of the fact that the crowd will need to take a whiz and get nachos at some point during a 4 hour show? On the same note, does Marshall ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gIkoE3 via IFTTT

And your AEW #1 contenders are……wait, huh?!

Scott, what do you think is the rationale behind giving title shots at All Out to wrestlers who didn't have a strong storyline connection to the current champs? Everything had been building to Hangman finally getting a one-on-one match against Omega. Then he didn't. Then with the tag team situation, I was getting into the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Dsui6l via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.01.94

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.01.94 Taped from Utica, NY. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Stan Lane. Lex Luger v. Jacques of the Quebecers For some reason we switch to Jim Ross and Gorilla Monsoon in Augusta, ME, at the Wrestling Challenge tapings that were done two weeks after the Superstars tapings.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mHVjNf via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 29th August 2021

Happy Sunday Everyone! Had a nice day out in Brighton yesterday, and Everton actually didn’t muck it up for once as they actually managed to win the game! I was surprised how well we played to be honest, especially as Brighton have had a good start. It’s Celtic Vs Rangers in the Glasgow Derby, with ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2UX5bY9 via IFTTT

Wrestlemania XXIII

Wrestlemania XXIII Date: April 1, 2007 Location: Ford Field, Detroit, Michigan Attendance: 80,103 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, Michael Cole, Tazz, John Bradshaw Layfield, Joey Styles It’s the biggest night of the year and this time the show does indeed feel big. You can feel how things have been going strong on the way here ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zsPoPQ via IFTTT

Smackdown – March 30, 2007

Smackdown Date: March 30, 2007 Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan Attendance: 5,500 Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield It’s the final (of three) go home shows for Wrestlemania and I wouldn’t bet on seeing much in the way of important action here. That is perfectly fine in this case and they would be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kvKUSk via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – March 27, 2007

ECW On Sci Fi Date: March 27, 2007 Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan Attendance: 5,500 Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania and this time, ECW actually matters quite a bit in the show. This time we have the ECW Originals vs. New Breed eight man tag, plus the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jrtK9a via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Saturday Night Thread

I wish I had more to contribute for the opener that doesn’t involve my personal life, but the straight truth is I’m preparing this on my iPad as take yet another road trip to squat at my parents house until my new place is available on Monday. I fell asleep at 9 last night and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jpctNw via IFTTT

#meatsaucemadness

https://ift.tt/38iDX1f You have to at least appreciate Virgil's hustle. That said, what is his obsession with all things Olive Garden/ Italian? Is this a ploy to get Chef Boyardee fired and replace him as a spokeperson? The man is committed to his bit.  I can respect that!  Plus who doesn't love Olive Garden?  Have you ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sXoCwh via IFTTT

The WWE Factory

So, the word going around is WWE doesn't want to show interest in “Independent talent”, which can only mean they really are all in on creating talent from the ground up. I can't imagine this going well long term, so how long do you see them committed to this idea, assuming they follow through with ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mG3EkA via IFTTT

Self-destruction of the Ultimate Warrior DVD

Just watched it for the first time. My goodness, this is the definition of hit job. OF COURSE Warrior wasn't a good worker or talker. OF COURSE he often was an insecure aloof self-righteous egotistical in-over-his-head douche, hell he was a young dude getting very rich and famous, give him a bit of slack. World ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3yqNnCv via IFTTT

Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers – WCW Road Wild 1998 (8th August 1998)

Howdy-Ho Neighbourinos! Back with another Stinker review, as I tackle Road Wild 98! For those not au fait, Stinker Reviews are where I take a look at a show that has a bad reputation and see if it deserves that reputation or not. September will be another reader review, so get your suggestions in either ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zlTwB0 via IFTTT

Yellow Dog Judas

Can we have Jericho lose his career on the line match through nefarious means and have a masked Yellow Dog Judas appear? It would give AEW that final Crockett feeling. Have a happy day. I’ll allow it! from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38kPM6V via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 28th August 2021

Happy Saturday Everyone! I woke up about 6 hours before this goes up as I’m travelling down to Brighton, so I’m writing this the day before, hence no news I’m afraid. I won’t have seen Rampage either, but I did peruse one of the spoilers and I’m cool with it for the most part. Scheduled ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kBAcK5 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 08.27.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 08.27.21 Still not a fan of the opening. Taped from Milwaukee, WI Your hosts are Excalibur, Taz, Mark Henry & Chris Jericho Jurassic Express v. The Lucha Bros Fenix and Jungle Boy trade kick attempts on the apron and JB comes in with the armdrag into a dropkick ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mGQQuq via IFTTT

Rampage – August 27, 2021

Rampage Date: August 27, 2021 Location: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Commentators: Mark Henry, Taz, Excalibur, Chris Jericho We’re on to week #3 and they might have a bit of a hard time beating out last week’s show. Rampage has become a lot of fun in a hurry though as the hour run time is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sRocHU via IFTTT

Smackdown – August 27, 2021

Smackdown Date: August 27, 2021 Location: Simmons Bank Arena, North Little Rock, Arkansas Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Kevin Owens It’s the fallout from Summerslam and in this case we have a pair of huge returns to television with Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar coming back to Smackdown. I don’t think there is much of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Boq8e9 via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: August 27, 2021

TONIGHT!  SmackDown deals with the returns of Becky Lynch and Brock Lesnar!  One of these returns was greeted with a series of groans and eye-rolling, and surprisingly, it *wasn’t* Brock’s.  Hayes and Heyman have to book themselves out of corner — let’s see what happens next! AND THEN!  We go back to Milwaukee for Rampage!  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mGzQnY via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – August 19, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: August 19, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown We have a new World Champion around here and it happens to be someone who doesn’t actually work here (again). Christian Cage wont he World Title from Kenny Omega during the first edition of AEW Rampage. I’m not sure ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jkH0vY via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – May 27, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan handle commentary and they are concluding the taping cycle in San Antonio, Texas. Rhythm & Blues squash match from Prime Time Wrestling opens the show. Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report talks about how “the spirit of glasnost in Bolshevikovia” did not hold and Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov will soon ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mBZfz1 via IFTTT

CM Punk through the forbidden door

So now that we have Punk in AEW, what are the chances he walks through the forbidden door and has some potential dream matches with some guys from New Japan and Impact, be it on AEW or their programming? I'd feel like he'd have some bangers with Jay White, Okada, Ibusbi, Will Ospreay, Sami Callihan, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WuRBLO via IFTTT

AEW $

Scott, 2 things stuck out to me from last night: 1) Jericho repeatedly mentioning he would never wrestle in AEW again and not just saying he will never wrestle again. Sounds suspicious coming from a guy known to be very particular with his promos as per his books, interviews, social media, et al. 2) With ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mCADWS via IFTTT

Vince helping AEW, or allowing AEW to gain momentum?

Hi Scott,  I'm sure this was no doubt discussed before, but I keep thinking what if Vince is somehow helping AEW?  I don't think he owns it, but to me, it's interesting at least that Vince agreed to move NXT to a different day, allowed the “Cody Rhodes” trademark to expire, released so much good talent ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3DoeEsR via IFTTT

Missed the Boat

Do you think TK missed a big opportunity of not taking advantage of the extra eyeballs on the product between Rampage and Dynamite by putting on two pretty lackluster shows? I get you don't need to stack the card as he has previously been doing since you already Punk hype, but I can't see many ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jmOe2L via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 02.13.93

The SmarK Rant for WCW Saturday Night – 02.13.93 Oh man, Gamestop sent me a SPECIAL BIRTHDAY COUPON for 20% off a used game!  If I buy another used game.  Don’t be jealous of how special I am.  I’m gonna run right out and take advantage of that awesome deal, don’t you worry.  I don’t ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38l7DKV via IFTTT

NXT UK – August 26, 2021

NXT UK Date: August 26, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepherd, Nigel McGuinness We are officially in a new era around here, as Ilja Dragunov FINALLY defeated Walter to become the new United Kingdom Champion. The title change ends Walter’s reign at nearly 900 days, meaning it is time for something new ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Y2tUvj via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 27th August 2021

Happy Friday Everyone! Been playing Quake on the Switch this week. Only ever played the borked Saturn port on consoles, so playing the game with a good framerate and controls has made me appreciate it far more than I used to. I have occasionally fallen afoul of the “run around trying to work out what ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zmJPCd via IFTTT

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: August 26, 2021

IMPACT — Christian Cage is still champion and is here;  Rich Swann and Willie Mack in a tag title eliminator against the Good Brothers;  Chris Sabin battles Sami Callihan;  David Finlay IV faces Chris Bey; Taylor Wilde goes 1-on-3 against Madison Rayne, Tenille Dashwood, and Caleb Withak; and Steve Maclin has an open challenge for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XVRkSV via IFTTT

Tag Team Names

What’s the worst tag team name ever?  I’ve always hated The Perfect Event – sounds like a catering company. Bobby Eaton and Steve Keirn nearly made TV as The Fabulous Express in WCW before Dusty Rhodes talked some sense into the other producers.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3yejsgA via IFTTT

Rain stops play

Scott I notice the version of WrestleMania 37 Day 1 has had the rain delay promos cut. Perhaps Vince McMahon’s fragile ego coming in to play, that all the off the cuff promos are better than the dreck he and his “creative” team write every week? It’s certainly a strong possibility.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jiXqVA via IFTTT

Hogan in AWA footage

Is there existing footage of the early 80s AWA TV shows when Hogan had his big face run there? I've seen some of the matches vs. Bockwinkel, etc., but it seems like the AWA TV shows from that period would make for great WWE Network material.  I agree.  But they won’t even put their own ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WswZ7p via IFTTT

Is 32 Years Long Enough Wait To Recycle An Angle?

I've broken the code for the MJF vs Jericho feud. They're stealing the 1989 angle between Ronnie Garvin and Greg Valentine! Once MJF wins yet again at All In through shady means, Chris Jericho can never wrestle in AEW again. What he can still do is…everything else! He can commentate, he can officiate, he can ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3yfoGIR via IFTTT

Championship Wrestling from Atlanta/WPCH

https://ift.tt/2WmkQR4 David Marquez managed to get one of his indie-grade shows on WPCH. If your cable package has it, would you be interested in giving it a look? I’ve been losing interest in Powerrr for a while now, so this might be worth a shot.  Can they fit it in between Family Guy reruns though? ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jjHt1G via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 26th August 2021

Happy Thursday Everyone! Dynamite was kind of “just a show” last night, but I didn’t really mind too much. Even when a Dynamite episode is “so-so” you can usually see where everything is going story wise and I think they’re doing a good job of getting characters over whilst also hyping up the pay per ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mxFwAH via IFTTT

Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 07-27-1985

Taped from Dallas, TX Airdate: July 27, 1985 (taped 07/12) Attendance: unknown Hosted by Bill Mercer Will Kabuki win a lumberjack match against Gang? Or will Hart change the outcome? How will Mike survive against Brooks? Will Casey topple Lewin? Let’s crank this up and get going! Opening montage. Match 1: “Heartthrob” Jack Victory versus ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sLIFxT via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.25.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.25.21 So with my birthday coming up and my family looking for ideas, I’m trying to decide if an Xbox Series S is worth the $379 Canadian, since I can actually get one of those, as opposed to the PS5, which I have no chance of getting my ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mtNkDw via IFTTT

Dynamite – August 25, 2021

Dynamite Date: August 25, 2021 Location: UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee, Wisconsin Commentators: Jim Ross, Excalibur, Tony Schiavone Then everything changed. CM Punk made his, ahem, surprise debut last week on Rampage in what might be the greatest moment AEW has had in its history. Other than that….I mean does anything else really matter? All Out ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3BhyGn5 via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – March 26, 2007

Monday Night Raw Date: March 26, 2007 Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois Attendance: 15,146 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s the go home show for Wrestlemania and that means we are not likely to see a lot of wrestling this time around. Instead, expect a heck of a lot of talking, plus some rather short ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ylg6IJ via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night Commotion Thread

Tonight, it’s AEW Dynamite! Here’s a rundown of the card as it stands: CM Punk makes his AEW Dynamite debut. Eddie Kingston, Darby Allin and Jon Moxley take on JD Drake, Cezer Bononi & Nick Nemeth The Gunn Club take on QT Marshall, Aaron Solo, and Nick Comoroto  Aliester Black versus Brock Anderson (w/ Arn).  Jamie Hayter versus Red Velvet  The Varsity ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3B9F3Zq via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – May 26, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura handle commentary, wrapping up a long television taping in Austin, Texas. Jake Roberts’ squash from Prime Time Wrestling is shown. Gene Okerlund’s Special Report segment recaps the Bolsheviks recent split.  Boris Zhukov proceeds to challenge Nikolai Volkoff to a singles match next week and Volkoff accepts. The Hart Foundation’s squash ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3DiSuIs via IFTTT

Manami Toyota & Mike Quackenbush vs. Cesaro & Sara Del Rey (and other Dream Matches!)

We live in a world where Manami Toyota gave Cesaro the rolling cradle. Life is so weird. Welcome back to another Dream Matches column! This time, I have a wild CHIKARA match- MANAMI TOYOTA vs. CESARO!! With Mike Quackenbush and Sara Del Rey as their partners! I’ve had my eyes on for a while but ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3DgLnQO via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – ROH Do or Die (31st May 2003) – Concluding Part

Welcome back to another ROH Wednesday! This week we’ll be closing off the Do or Die review. The big match on this part will be Homicide Vs Samoa Joe, and if memory serves it’s a stonking collision so I’m suitably excited! The event is emanating from the Murphy Rec Centre in Philly, PA on the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jd2RFI via IFTTT

Becky and Bianca

Hey Scott,    With all the backlash over this dumbass booking decision I had a thought.  Could they have done an actual match and have Bianca stay over as a face?  I think the moment she got any offence on Becky at all the crowd would have turned on her faster than The Big Show.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ye15Z7 via IFTTT

Adam Cole

Between the fact that he’s now a free agent and Kenny saying “Adam Cole is coming back to life “ on social media , is he all elite by all in or sooner ?  I think All Out is a good bet for his debut.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/38a0vkA via IFTTT

The Index/Reigns Scenario

So I have to think how the whole Index wedding plays out and how to use it to end the abortion that is the Roman Reigns experiment. Brock comes back and bends the knee to Heyman, which makes Roman jealous because he doesn't want Paul focusing on anyone else but him. Meanwhile, Raw and Smackdown ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sTVjuQ via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT – 08.24.21

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT – 08.24.21 Taped from the CWC, although they’ll have to sell off the “Capitol” on eBay soon to cover the remaining contracts. Your hosts are Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix & Wade Barrett Cameron Grimes and Ted Dibiase join us to start, as I explain the basic story of Grimes ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jdggNW via IFTTT

NXT – August 24, 2021

NXT Date: August 24, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph Takeover has come and gone and I have no idea what to expect next. Everything is about to be turned upside down around here and there is a good chance that we are going to be seeing ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gtyOYu via IFTTT

AEW DARK: August 24, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 104 (“Let’s Dance”), August 24, 2021. From Chicago, IL. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. Excalibur’s adjective of the day: “Massive!” TONIGHT! Shawn Dean gets a homecoming, but he’s up against a tough assignment in Powerhouse Hobbs! Alan Angels looks to put his frustrations with Dark Order ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jcS3aw via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Tuesday Night Thread

Hey God, I think you left the oven on. Please take care of that. AEW Dark of course is on tonight, but I’m not sure I’ll be able to partake. I can barely keep up with shaving right now – which come to think of it shouldn’t even be on my priorities list considering everyone ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jb8jJg via IFTTT

Happy Day 1

https://ift.tt/3sHIXWx I take back any criticism I may have ever levied against the name New Years Revolution. I’m assuming the Usos will be involved in this endeavour somehow, since they’ve been down since Day One.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mzfCMP via IFTTT

Walter.

Hi Scott, Hope you and yours are well.  That match against Dragunov was simply incredible, better than last year (if it's possible) and proving that Walter is probably one of the most unique talents in Wrestling (definitely not sports entertainment)\. Simple question, what does the 'Walter' character do now? he was defined as the champion, is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/388a7fF via IFTTT

Brock/Roman – potential team?

Hi Scott,  I've been thinking about Brock's return.  WWE can do several things with him. Either he puts over Roman clean on a PPV and splits again for months, which doesn't hurt, but it seems redundant for Reigns. Somehow, this doesn't feel right ATM.  A match with Lashley at Survivor Series would be cool and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3janXEI via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling – 03.19.88

The SmarK Rant for AWA Championship Wrestling – 03.19.88 Taped from Las Vegas, NV.  I bet if Verne actually put 50,000 tickets on sale, he’d have beaten this year’s Summerslam attendance by himself.  Greg Gagne could probably still main event today, if they gave him a shot. Your hosts are Rod Trongard & Donna Gagne ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3jcv1R5 via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 24th August 2021

Happy Tuesday Everyone! I’m off to Huddersfield tonight for some hot sexy League Cup action. The highlight of the night will be if I can make it to Huddersfield before they close the Wimpy Burger. Come On You Blues have asked me to write up a preview, which you can read HERE. I watched some ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gsPoaO via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – August 23, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: August 23, 2021 Location: Pechanga Arena, San Diego, California Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves It’s the night after Summerslam and we are going to be dealing with a lot of the fallout. We have a long road to Extreme Rules and there were a lot of things at Summerslam ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3knFzMR via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: August 23, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 25 (“Such Good Wrestling”), August 23, 2021. From Houston, TX. This is post-Dynamite, so the crowd may not be as up for it. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Eddie Kingston, and Paul Wight. TONIGHT! Anthony Bowens tries to tread water solo against Dante Martin! HFO continues to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3B5ZOVP via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy! A little early today because I am still at work and have a few more meetings to go. Lots of wrestling this weekend. I watched very little of it but you have three days worth of reviews from Scott and Thomas to keep you occupied. CM Punk stuff was fun, watched the rest of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mvA2pY via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – May 21, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio and handle tonight’s broadcast.  Heenan blasts Tugboat’s gimmick, arguing that kids should want to be the President of the United States rather than “a stupid boat.”  Monsoon has a good counter, asking Heenan what the Barbarian wanted to be as a kid. The Rockers-Bolsheviks match from ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3DdC7Na via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: Bat Yoshinaga

Sometimes I have the work of trying to sum up some of the greatest workers of all time in a handful of paragraphs! Other times I just have to sum up people like this. JOSHI SPOTLIGHT- BAT YOSHINAGA: Real Name: Eriko Yoshinaga Billed Height & Weight: 5’4″ 165 lbs. Career Length: 1989-94 -Bat Yoshinaga is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3DaHmgy via IFTTT

Extra All Out ticket=BoD Poetry Slam?

From: Bret Cyr <bretcyr@gmail.com> Hey Scott! I have the best problem ever. An extra All Out ticket. Section 207 Row 2 Seat 1. A screenshot proving this is attached. Since i bought it impulsively on Seatgeek for myself before my friend confirmed he could also get to Chicago, i cant just put it up for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j8Bi03 via IFTTT

Pat McAfee

Hello Scott. Only been watching WWE on and off for a while now. When I was watching SummerSlam one thing stood out to me more than Becky's return, Brock's return or Charlotte winning again… Pat McAfee is absolutely terrible on commentary. When Michael Cole is clearly getting annoyed with the asshole, you know he has ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sDjqgY via IFTTT

why work for wwe?

Mr. Keith, If I am a professional wrestler, what are the benefits of working for WWE as opposed to that other place that everyone is all hyped up about. I mean, besides the obvious reasons like having your push halted if you get over when you are not supposed to, having the meatiness of your ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gosO3c via IFTTT

Mankind and Rock’s Adventures in Creative Booking

I've recently started watching all the WWF PPV's of the late 90's and noticed something interesting. Mankind and Rock wrestled for the WWF Championship at four straight PPV's, and all four matches featured a non-finish finish. Survivor Series: McMahon rings the f'n bell Rock Bottom: Rock passes out to the Mandible Claw, BUT HE DIDN'T ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kkpKpU via IFTTT

An Englishman in New Japan – GIANT!

Three of the big things I’ve enjoyed in my life are wrestling, cartoons and toy collecting, and it’s nice when the three interconnect. Recently I received Super7’s new figure of Andre the Giant, representing his tour of Japan in 1971. Japanese wrestling has never been something I paid a lot of attention to, so I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z6v3zw via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 23rd August 2021

Happy Monday Everyone! Managed to catch the Edge/Tyler Black and Dragunov/WALTER matches from the weekend and they were both as great as advertised and very much worth your time. WWE Network has been playing up for me so I haven’t seen the last two matches of Takeover yet, but I can’t imagine they’ll be as ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/382J9WV via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover 36 – 08.22.21

The SmarK Rant for NXT Takeover 36:  The Wrath of Nick Khan Live from the CWC Your hosts are Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett & Beth Phoenix Million Dollar Championship:  LA Knight v. Cameron Grimes It’s Knight’s belt vs. Ted Dibiase’s services as butler, and Cameron disposes of his butler outfit on the way to the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Dbmshm via IFTTT

Takeover 36

Takeover 36 Date: August 22, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett This might be the last version of the classic Takeover that we see and that is rather saddening. Takeover has been so special for such a long time but things in NXT are going to be ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WiREKz via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: August 22, 2021

Tonight’s MLB game of the week is Angels against Guardians, live from Williamsport, Pennsylvania, as part of the Little League experience. If football is more your thing, we have Niners/Chargers on NFL Network in a “dress rehearsal” exhibition.  The first half will be worth watching, anyway. Yes, there’s NXT TakeOver 36 to conclude the Weekend ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3y9geuH via IFTTT

Do the Germans have a word for “schadenfreude”?

Not a reader e-mail, but just to reference something from the Summerslam thread this morning because think we need a new word in our wrestling vocabulary.  It’s the word for that feeling you get when you’re watching a PPV that you thought was only going 3 hours, and you just saw a great match that ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WkhJJy via IFTTT

Rebooking Wrestlemania 4

Hey Scott, Is it too late to rebook 1988's Wrestlemania? Or does it just make me look like a pathetic old guy? Either way, what do you think about this: instead of the goofy, bloated tournament they had, what if they did a round-robin tournament with just four guys, like WCW tried in 1989? I ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3go2XZr via IFTTT

The Big Match John Formula

I know a lot of people point to HBK/Taker at WM for influencing this later main event style of false finishes combined with shocked faces, but would you say Cena became the biggest major propagator of it afterwards? The US title run in particular seemed to be where he doubled down on the formula of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j7CJMt via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 22nd August 2021

Happy Sunday Everyone! I’m back off holiday tomorrow so these should go back to the usual format. SummerSlam was yesterday and there are reviews from Scott and Thomas. I’ve not watched it but Edge’s entrance sounded cool if nothing else There was some chat about the Quake SEGA Saturn port in the daily thread yesterday, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sCMpBz via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2021 – 08.21.21

The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2021 – 08.21.21 Live from Las Vegas, NV Your hosts are Michael Cole and the rest. RAW World tag team titles:  AJ Styles & Omos v. RK-Bro Kind of an odd setup on the stadium here, that kind of reminds me of Seattle’s Wrestlemania, with a curving path to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mjf6m5 via IFTTT

Twitter Trending observation

Hey Scott, I’m sure you’re getting a lot of mail after Rampage and Summerslam. I’ve never been one to check Twitter trends, but I did this time about 90 minutes after Summerslam ended. It’s very interesting to note that neither Becky nor Brock made the Top 29 trending topics in the United States. Here are ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3y7fjeg via IFTTT

CM Punk being a talking point for one day

On Friday CM Punk made his return to the wrestling world for the first time in either a year, or in 8 years. Depending on how you count his role on WWE Backstage. On Friday night & Saturday Morning he was the biggest talking point in wrestling.  The following night, Becky Lynch returned in front ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AWdkv2 via IFTTT

Summerslam 2021

Summerslam 2021 Date: August 21, 2021 Location: Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas, Nevada Commentators: Pat McAfee, Michael Cole, Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves We’re back in front of a full stadium and that could make things interesting. Throw in the fact that this is on a Saturday for once and there is a different energy ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3800NKV via IFTTT

Smackdown – March 23, 2007

Smackdown Date: March 23, 2007 Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield Much like Raw, things have been going well around here as of late as we head into Wrestlemania. That does lead to a bit of a problem though, as the show runs the risk of running out of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/384UHIY via IFTTT

The Punch-drunk Summerfest Thread

I’m not going to lie: my life is in total disarray right now with the new job and place and please shoot me (I kid, I’ll be fine), but I went out of my way to ensure I saw Rampage last night and holy balls that was fun. Luckily I will be able to breathe ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z7mPHz via IFTTT

Very prescient indeed, Mr. Keith

Hey Scott, Still buzzing from Punk's AEW debut, and got me searching the archives only to find an eerily clairvoyant piece you wrote in early 2014 about Punk and Bryan in the lead-up to WM30.  Thought you're readers might find it an interesting read in this point in wrestling history: The Postgame: Why Punk’s departure ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sEgFMl via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – March 20, 2007

ECW on Sci Fi Date: March 20, 2007 Location: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz We are just about to Wrestlemania and even ECW is picking up a lot. This time we are going to be seeing more from ECW Champion Bobby Lashley, which means there might be some guest stars coming ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3B1AMXX via IFTTT

ECW figures

Hey Scott,    Long time reader/lurker.  Just wanted to let you (and your readers) know that I'm unloading my complete collection of ECW OSFTM non-variant wrestlers on ebay.  That's all 23 complete with accessories! Lots of dead guys like Mike Awesome, New Jack, Axl Rotten, Balls Mahoney, & Chris Candido! These were never released in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3mmiXPp via IFTTT

Modern wrestlers’ relationship with Vince McMahon

Something I've noticed is that wrestlers during WWE's most successful periods always had a close relationship with Vince McMahon.  Although tumultuous, Hogan and Austin always seemed very close with him, and guys like Hart, Michaels, Angle, Undertaker, Warrior, Foley, and (obvious joke aside) Triple H have suggested or directly stated that he's a father figure to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3807V9R via IFTTT

Top Guys

Hey Scott-  CM Punk has proven himself to still be a top guy in the industry with his amazing appearance on Rampage last night (They dedicated the first segment of the show to his pop alone!). In recent months WWE has let go of an astonishing amount of top guys/potential top guys: Daniel Bryan, Samoa ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z6zzy3 via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – ECW Heat Wave 1998 (2nd August 1998)

Hey there Gang! Back with some more ECW this week, with a special Stinker review scheduled for next week, so if you like those then keep a look out. Heat Wave 98 is often regarded as one of the best shows ECW ever put on, with it featuring a bunch of well-built issues and some ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sD8MHd via IFTTT

Summerslam Countdown 2021: The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2020

The SmarK Rant for WWE Summerslam 2020 – 08.23.20 (I guess we might as well repost last year’s show before the odd Saturday Summerslam later tonight.  I will return to redo 96 and 2000 someday soon, fear not.)   Live from the EPILEPSY-DOME in Orlando, FL Your hosts are Michael Cole & Corey Graves Smackdown Women’s ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3DfEBLh via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 21st August 2021

Happy Saturday Everyone! I’m off to Elland Road today in order to watch Leeds Vs Everton today. Leeds got clobbered by Man United last week, but then we got clobbered by them the week before, so I’m not sure either result will be a barometer on what the eventual score will be. Scheduled today on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z5J00M via IFTTT

Herb Abram’s UWF Fury Hour #9 11/26/90

November 26th, 1990 Taped November 8th, 1990 Reseda Country Club Reseda, California Commentators: Herb Abrams & Bruno Sammartino Tonight, Cactus Jack teams up with “Wildman” Jack Armstrong as both men rant about how happy they are to have soul mates as crazy as one another. No explanation is given as to who Armstrong is but ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sCdjcX via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 08.20.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 08.20.21 The First Dance OH YEAH HERE WE GO. Live from Chicago, IL, with AEW’s biggest ever crowd. Your hosts are Excalibur, Mark Henry, Jim Ross & Taz And just like that, it’s CM PUNK, complete with “Cult of Personality”, as they’re not even screwing around tonight.  And ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3y6KuXg via IFTTT

Rampage – August 20, 2021

Rampage Date: August 20, 2021 Location: United Center, Chicago, Illinois Commentators: Jim Ross, Mark Henry, Excalibur, Taz So this is a weird show as there is a big surprise, but everyone knows exactly what it is going to be. AEW has all but said what is going to happen here and that just leaves the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3y8SOWi via IFTTT

Smackdown – August 20, 2021

Smackdown Date: August 20, 2021 Location: Footprint Center, Phoenix, Arizona Commentators: Pat McAfee, Michael Cole It’s the go home show for Summerslam and for once, the show is actually tomorrow night. I wouldn’t expect much in the way of wrestling tonight, but the talking should be more than enough to make something interesting. John Cena ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3D5roEA via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: August 20, 2021

OH BABY WE GOT A WEEKEND FOR YA NOW! TONIGHT!  SmackDown is live and ready to provide the final stop on the road to SummerSlam!  Your feature bout is Jey Uso (the sober one) against Rey Mysterio!  Plus, Edge and Seth Rollins cross paths, as do Roman Reigns and John Cena! ALSO TONIGHT!  Impact runs ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z8jR5k via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – May 20, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the booth, still broadcasting from San Antonio, Texas.  In a funny opening bit, Heenan thinks Monsoon is talking about Tito Santana when Monsoon references former Mexican general Santa Anna. The Bushwhackers squash match from Prime Time Wrestling opens the show. Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report recaps the Earthquake-Hacksaw ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/37ZpI0S via IFTTT

All Out Main Event

We're still getting Hangman Page vs. Kenny Omega, right? I have reliable sources say that the plan six weeks out was to swerve everyone that Page was out and that they would swerve again and put him back in the spot. Someone should probably let Page know in that case.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j2b8vT via IFTTT

Goldberg/Lashley

Scott, The two participants have a combined age of 99 years. Has there been a one on one world title match with a higher combined age before? Jerry Lawler v. The Miz from 2010?  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2WbtIJ8 via IFTTT

Rise and Fall

Has there ever been this big of a disagreement between what the IWC feels about WWE and what everybody thinks about it? Like just going off wrestling media on twitter and places like this blog you think WWE's demise could be coming any day now and their programming has never been worse. Or the idea ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z77wyn via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Extreme Championship Wrestling – 01.30.96

The SmarK Rant for Extreme Championship Wrestling – 01.30.96 Last week:  Shane Douglas and Tommy Dreamer strike an uneasy alliance so that Shane can get his hands on Cactus Jack! Taped from Philly, home of cream cheese. Your host is Joey Styles, who has all kinds of teases that WE WON’T BELIEVE. Hack Myers gets ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3j4EtpS via IFTTT

NXT UK – August 19, 2021

NXT UK Date: August 19, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepherd, Nigel McGuinness It’s title week around here as Pretty Deadly is defending the Tag Team Titles against Moustache Mountain. That alone should be enough, but we also have Stevie Turner getting a Women’s Title shot against Meiko Satomura. Throw in the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3xZJAeZ via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – August 12, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: August 12, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: D’Lo Brown, Matt Striker We’re on the way to Emergence and that should make for a good pay per view, as tends to be the case around here. Other than that, it is time to crown a new #1 contender and I’m curious ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/384Jmsl via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: August 19, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 24 (“We Had The Building And The Time”), August 19, 2021. From Houston, TX. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Paul Wight, who make it clear this is promoting Rampage: The First Dance. I’m going into this flying blind, and AEW hasn’t released anything resembling a card ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/37VG4YH via IFTTT

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: August 19, 2021

Sorry this is going up early, but there’s an AEW Elevation episode on tonight that I didn’t know about until literally now. IMPACT — Christian Cage and Melina are here!  Moose and Ace Austin battle Chris Sabin and Sami Callihan!  Doc Gallows and Joe Doering hoss it up!  Madison Rayne interviews Tenille Dashwood!  Mahabali Shera ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XHSyBh via IFTTT

Who is booking AEW right now?

I thought this latest Dynamite in particular was almost booked perfectly for a weekly wrestling show. The rising star Dante got highlighted just as he got momentum, heels got heat without burying the babyfaces, the older wrestlers made the younger ones shine, the wrestling was good, the finishes were logical, things were set up for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/381s8vW via IFTTT

How to make Dante Martin a star

1. On the next show, Kenny Omega is mad about everyone hyping up Dante Martin, so he calls him out and berates him as a loser jobber while Dante hangs his head and says nothing while looking upset.2. A match is scheduled between them with Kenny beating him three different times in one match but ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3y0yhTO via IFTTT

Never WWF Champions

My friends and I always bring up for some reason that Roddy Piper, Razor Ramon, and Mr. Perfect were the best wrestlers who were never WWF Champion who should've at least had one run somewhere..  So without wrecking the timeline all that much, and with hindsight, where do you make those three WWF Champion? Who ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XwdevO via IFTTT

So Baron Corbin’s deal is that

he’s broke and can’t afford anything? He absolutely has to start calling that running punch the Dine & Dash now, right?  I'm still waiting on royalties for Five Moves of Doom, so let's not give them any more ideas for free, OK?   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3sC3V99 via IFTTT

A weak first dance

After seeing that AEW Dark level card that they will be throwing out for Rampage on Friday, do you think that maybe they should have just kept the eventual appearance of you know who a surprise? That isn't a huge blow away show at all and if Darby is supposed to be the opposite opponent, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3suK5fQ via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.18.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 08.18.21 Live from Planet Houston.  Or Planet Covid I guess at the moment.  Maybe now is a good time to give the vaccine a second look, huh Texas?  I think if you’re waiting for herd immunity you might want to achieve it before everyone in the state is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/37Skt3j via IFTTT

Dynamite – August 18, 2021

Dynamite Date: August 18, 2021 Location: Fertitta Center, Houston, Texas Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone We’re still on the way to both All Out and the First Dance, meaning we could be in for an interesting night. AEW knows how to put on a good show out of nowhere and things were a little ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3iY7ROk via IFTTT

Wednesday Night Thread

It’s Wednesday, and you know what that means. Tonight on Dynamite (courtesy of the Observer website): Penelope Ford v. Thunder Rosa Ricky Starks v. Brian Cage Sting & Darby Allin v. 2.0 in a Texas Tornado Match Sammy Guevara v. Shawn Spears, along with a major announcement from Guevara The Young Bucks v. Jurassic Express ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3gaY7OU via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – August 16, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: August 16, 2021 Location: AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas Commentators: Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Jimmy Smith It’s the go home show for Summerslam and that means it is time for the big final push towards Goldberg vs. Bobby Lashley. That’s the big focal point of this show, no matter how uninteresting ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AKz8tC via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: August 16, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 23 (“Arin Hanson’s Favorite Roulette Number”), August 16, 2021. From Pittsburgh, PA. Because I work for Scott, I’m required to say that if you give the US an enema, this is where you’d stick the hose. Your hosts are Ton