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Favorite Hulkster Tall Tale?

With the Hulkster's little white lies back on the tip of every Hulkamaniac's tongue, dude, we here at Obtuse Angles are talking about our favorite Hulk Hogan Tall Tales, jack! What's your favorite one, brother? Mine is the real American himself was a Japanese shoot fighter in the 70's! Care to fire up three times ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3i1R4c8 via IFTTT

AEW on TBS

Scott,     Any insight on why they are moving networks?  I imagine it doesn't affect viewership at all (if you have TNT, you have TBS), just seems like an odd move with how successful it's been for them, unless they just really believe that it's taking away from the 981648 commercials they need to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zP5KSl via IFTTT

STING!

How great is Sting in his current role? It's so fanatic he is getting another final run to wash the taste of his stint in the WWE out of our mouths. Has any company done such a good job with late stage careers as AEW? Are there any individual runs, Minoru Suzuki aside, that come ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3i4EmJQ via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 02.22.86

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 02.22.86 Taped from Charlotte, NC Your hosts are Bob Caudle & Johnny Weaver, sober since…whoops, never mind. Magnum TA joins us to start, and the guy on his mind is Nikita Koloff and all his Russian friends, or COMRADES, if you will! So if Nikita wants to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3inQaar via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 24th September 2021

Happy Friday Everyone! I’m looking forward to Rampage tonight. I’ve managed to avoid the spoilers thankfully so I should be suitably surprised when I watch it. Smackdown is on tonight too, but COME ON Scheduled today on the Blog: There’s still time to read Andy’s indie insanity thread. Logan has got some more WWF from ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XWYM0n via IFTTT

NXT UK – September 23, 2021

NXT UK Date: September 23, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Andy Shepherd The tournament to crown a new #1 contender to the Heritage Cup is STILL GOING, despite the fact that Tyler Bate could have probably given everyone in the field a shot at this rate. It’s time for another semfinal ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AFXULY via IFTTT

Bron Steiner… a wise move?

Hi Scott, Long time reader, short time emailed. There seems to be quite a lot of anger/confusion regarding the naming of Bron Breaker and whilst on the surface it does seem like just another strange decision by the powers that may be, is there an argument that if you're Bron it might be wise to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XOVlZW via IFTTT

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: September 23, 2021

Tonight on Impact: Josh Alexander relinquishes the X Division Title in preparation for Bound For Glory; Bullet Club’s Hikuleo tries to murder David Finlay IV; Intergender action sees Rohit Raju face Chelsea Green; we find out why Mickie James is in the Impact Zone; and in the pre-show, it’s the rubber match between John Skyler ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XNf9wl via IFTTT

Another Selling the WWE question.

Would it be possible for HHH, Stephanie, Shane, and a few others (like, say Shawn Michaels)  come together to raise the money need to buy the WWE from Vince and keep it in the family?  Sorta like how Vince had help from Gorilla Monsoon, Pat Patterson, etc. to buy the WWF from his father?  Or ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u8Iygs via IFTTT

The Princess Rant for Dark Side of the Ring (Season 3, Episode 8

This episode is titled: “The Plane Ride from Hell” Oh boy…Been really sandbagging on this one for a few days. “When you have an open bar and you’re sitting there for seven hours, of course these things are going to happen.” — Tommy Dreamer justifying everything. “If I never talked about the f****** plane ride ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3EYYlDI via IFTTT

Cody Heel Turn

Hey Scott- After last night, you have to turn Cody heel right? There was a great moment during the match when he climbed up the turnbuckle and took in all the boos, and you would hope for a company that is so good at listening to their fans that Cody has to go full bad ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39yko5x via IFTTT

NXTNA

Scott… I figured it out! If NXT was WWE's version of ROH, NXT 2.0 must be WWE's version of TNA!  See this is all so Hunter can get experience booking every other promotion in history before he takes over WWE. Those guys at WWE are geniuses…GENIUSES I SAY! Oh, I don’t see Hunter taking over any ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CI0MbB via IFTTT

AEW doing what WWE won’t

Vince McMahon has stated his product is sports entertainment. AEW seemingly has zero qualms about admitting and acknowledging they are a wrestling promotion offering wrestling fans, wrestling. Has that been the key to AEW’s success? It kinda feels that way. What say you? It’s more that AEW listens to the audience and delivers what they ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lTN3b8 via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 23rd September 2021

Happy Thursday Everyone! I’m writing this late on Wednesday night, so there won’t be any Dynamite discussion. I’m very much looking forward to seeing the show. I’m up quite early tomorrow but I’ll try and catch some of it before work if I can. Scheduled today on the Blog: Scott and Thomas will have some ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3o5hSfu via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – April 23, 2007

Monday Night Raw Date: April 23, 2007 Location: Earl’s Court, London, England Attendance: 12,000 Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler It’s a special show as we are in London and it’s time for a Wrestlemania rematch. The main event of this week’s show will see WWE Champion John Cena facing Shawn Michaels in a non-title match. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3i6O6TR via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.22.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.22.21 “Dynamite Grand Slam” LIVE from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone, Excalibur & Jim Ross Kenny Omega v. Bryan Danielson Getting right to business I see.  And the crowd is JACKED and going crazy before they even touch.  And then they lock ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CIpcSy via IFTTT

Dynamite – September 22, 2021 (Grand Slam)

Dynamite Date: September 22, 2021 Location: Arthur Ashe Tennis Stadium, New York City, New York Commentators: Excalibur, Tony Schiavone, Jim Ross We might be in for the biggest Dynamite in history as the show is in New York City in front of about 20,000 people. The card is stacked too and this is giving me ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zE6Aks via IFTTT

GCW rSpring Break

rSpring Break Date: April 9, 2021 Location: Cuban Club, Tampa, Florida Commentators: Emil Jay, Kevin Gill This is arguably the indy weekend main event and the show is hit and miss to say the least. You never know what you are going to see at something like this and that could go multiple ways. I’ve ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3EKU0DO via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night Commotion Thread

… featuring Spaniels. Tonight is  and if you’re not hyped you must not be on the AEW payroll! Preview, courtesy of our friends at AEW. The Dream Match: Bryan Danielson vs. AEW World Champion Kenny Omega, Non-title. AEW Women’s World Title: Dr. Britt Baker (c) vs. Ruby Soho Cody Rhodes vs. Malakai Black MJF (w/ Wardlow) vs. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u3ZWCT via IFTTT

Ready-Made Rex

A topic that came up on another board I frequent: when was the last time a “next-gen” wrestler was as good straight out of the gate as Rex Stei… er, Bron Breakker?  I think you may need to go back to Barry Windham or Curt Hennig for a comparable case. Andy PG Whoa, whoa, whoa, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39s4g5J via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 23, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura start a new round of summer television tapings in Binghampton, New York.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, these tapings took place on June 6. Brutus Beefcake’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling starts the show. Gene Okerlund’s Update segment assures fans that Hulk Hogan is on the mend and airs a tribute to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zDiNWx via IFTTT

The Legion of Doom vs. The Rock ‘N’ Roll Express (and other Dream Matches!)

The LOD vs. the RnRs! And not in FirePro! But don’t get too excited, because it’s short! It’s time for another Dream Matches column! I was really surprised by how much of a reaction my 1995 KOTR one got, so I’ll have a 1996 version next week. This one features the one-time-only tag team match ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ub07wn via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – ROH Wrestlerave (28th June 2003) – Concluding Part

Welcome to another ROH Wednesday! Today we finish off Wrestlerave, with the Main Event scheduled to be Homicide taking on Trent Acid, whilst Christopher Daniels and Raven team up to face CM Punk and Colt Cabana on the undercard. The event is emanating from Philly, PA on the 28th of June 2003 Calling the action ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CEByLc via IFTTT

Bryan Danielson vs Kenny Omega full match PWG 2009

https://youtu.be/292DEKs1VVE Just thought you’d enjoy this heading into tonight’s big match.  Obviously, I don’t think we’ll be seeing thumb wars, but maybe we’ll see THE SPOT! I'm pretty sure they could pull off a thumb war and get it over tonight, honestly.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hY5M3W via IFTTT

Random Questions

Scott, Just a few random questions: Gagne Sleeper or Bockwinkle Sleeper:  Whose was better? Nick would no doubt say Verne's because he paid the bills.  Is the worst part of Crockett's purchase of the UWF the 5 decades of Bruce Pritchard in Vince's inner circle? Pretty sure it's still that Steve Williams v. Barry Windham ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lQdhv6 via IFTTT

Fundraiser

Hi Scott This is completely non wrestling related but my friends could really use some help and I set up a gofundme for them.  Would you be willing to publish the link on your site?  Thank you so much! https://ift.tt/3nWAuhL Good luck. from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CyhVof via IFTTT

Coocoo for the coconut loop

Is there any word on NXT getting back to the coconut loop in Florida? I think most of the wrestlers they are throwing out there can benefit from being on the road and developing their characters before jumping on screen.  There is so much you can do for so many during a 2 hour show ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hXCLWe via IFTTT

NXT 2.0 – Return of Gimmicks

Hi Scott, Completely disagree with your NXT 2.0 rant but I get its not everyone's cup of tea. I grew up on 1980s WWF squash matches so I prefer the fast pace.  Never cared for the Meltzer 5-star match approach as those were non-existent.  What drew me to wrestling was the out over the top ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lQ5ZYg via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 22nd September 2021

Happy Wednesday Everyone! I drove all the way to London yesterday to watch Everton lose a penalty shoot out to Queens Park Rangers, so I’m just in the BEST mood today. Thankfully I decided to book it off work because otherwise I would have been working on very little sleep today. Scheduled today on the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u19b6U via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT 2.0 – 09.21.21

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT 2.0 – 09.21.21 Well, I didn’t super-enjoy the first episode, but I think we all know about my transparent desire for pageviews and money, so here we are again with episode 2 because you maniacs actually hit 250 comments for the first one. Live from Orlando, FL Your hosts ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3EHZwag via IFTTT

NXT – September 21, 2021

NXT Date: September 21, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Vic Joseph, Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett It’s time for NXT 2.0 2.0 as we are past the big debut last week. The show included a new NXT Champion in Tommaso Ciampa and the wedding between Dexter Lumis and Indi Hartwell. I’m not sure ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lLlctp via IFTTT

AEW DARK: September 21, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 109 (“Even the B Shows Are Awesome!”), September 21, 2021. From Orlando and the self-named All Elite Zone. Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. TONIGHT! We’re headed to AEW Grand Slam and it’s LOADED! Bear Bronson takes a shot at Eddie Kingston! FTR face a pair of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lFuG9G via IFTTT

The Roman Reigns Experiment Needs To be Ended ASAP

Seriously; they had a perfect chance to A. Make a new star even bigger and B. End the Roman Reigns ratings poison experiment by having Big E beat Roman last night on Raw in an impromptu unification match, complete with having Big E beating Roman bloody and throwing him AND Heyman into a garbage dumpster ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3o0NbIB via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Tuesday Night Thread

I ended up watching the Monday Night Football game and checked out only a bit of RAW, proving I’d rather watch the evitable Lions loss than RAW 90% of the time. Although I did see some of the opening tag team match. Why do I contribute to a wrestling blog again? Nevertheless, your homework for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zvHTGM via IFTTT

Dreamer on Dark Side of the Ring

Scott, Forgive me if you've already gotten this, but I just watched the Plane Ride from Hell episode this weekend and read about Tommy Dreamer's apology for his tone deaf comments regarding Ric Flair. While it may have made for compelling television, do you think that this will make other wrestlers leary of participating in ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lECOas via IFTTT

Tetsuya Naito out of the G1 tournament

https://ift.tt/3lOcn2h How much longer do you see Naito wrestling? He’s had knee issues in the past and done pretty much everything there is to do in New Japan as far as IWGP championships and G1 tournament victories. One reason could be, when he recovers, to be the next to “break down the forbidden door” and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nVhss0 via IFTTT

Roman’s Fate

If Seth Rollins was the one to finally dethrone Roman, do you think it would work in properly reheating him or would it be disappointing ? 2.) if Rock does ever face Roman, who should win in your opinion ? No one should be beating Roman, least of all Seth.  He can be Universal champion until ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XDI869 via IFTTT

Getting the chop

Hey Scott, following the recent Dark Side of the Ring episode how do you think the fans and wrestlers are going to deal with references to Flair and his legacy? For example, if someone does a chop in the ring will the fans still give it a “Wooo”? I think so because ultimately Dark Side ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XzgzKP via IFTTT

Does he get a championship for worst statement ever?

Hey Scott, I'm sure you've already received emails about Ric Flair's statement: https://twitter.com/RicFlairNatrBoy/status/1440111242274918401?s=20 But could this possibly be the worst statement ever?  I don't even know where to begin. 1 – First, his entire defense is based around a guy that Flair openly states lies 99% of the time.  “He lies about everything, but he's ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ubTVV7 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.15.94

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 01.15.94 Oh yay.  I was led to believe that they’d somehow managed to get the rights to their own show back and we’d be seeing 1986 Superstars of Wrestling added to the Network today, but NOPE, it’s just more of stinky old 1994 Superstars instead.  Who’s ready for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CzctRQ via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 21st September 2021

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Didn’t watch Raw and don’t even know what happened, but I believe they had a special appearance from someone in hope of juicing the ratings? Let’s see if it worked or not I guess. Scheduled today on the Blog: Thomas has got the Raw review posted. Andy has got the AEW Elevation ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u1QhNd via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – September 20, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: September 20, 2021 Location: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves It’s the go home show for Extreme Rules and in theory that should mean that it is time to actually add something EXTREME to the card. It would be nice to have the show actually ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hRLyJd via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: September 20, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 29 (“Tonight on FOX: When Wrestling Friendships GO BAD”), September 20, 2021. From NewArk, New Joizey. Your hosts are Tony, Paul, and the King. TONIGHT! Good friends become better enemies! Team Factory’s QT Marshall takes on Team Nightmare’s Dustin Rhodes! The Dark Order continues to fracture as ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ktufA1 via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Hello Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone is doing well and had a great weekend in this final day and a half of summer. RAW is live tonight and with Monday Night Football back on the schedule, the sports entertainment show has decided to boost things up a bit. New Day vs. Bloodline is on the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nSSgma via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – June 18, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are tonight’s hosts.  Monsoon tells Heenan that he does not appreciate how he left last week’s show.  He says that he has seen Hogan and he is okay but could be doing better. The Barbarian (w/Bobby Heenan) pins Pez Whatley after a flying clothesline at 4:31: In the lead-in to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lJOhp3 via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: GAEA Second Battle & Champ Forum

GAEA SECOND BATTLE: (4/15/1995) * More GAEA Japan goodness, as Chigusa does a tag match alongside her Mini-Me, Meiko Satomura, against some LLPW invaders on one show, and then two months later, we check out the match everyone wanted to see- a Dream Slam rematch between ’80s icons Chigusa & Devil! Plus more from the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ko2Tev via IFTTT

Owen Hart is All Elite

https://twitter.com/seanrosssapp/status/1439971000368734214?s=21 Even the dead are rising and going to Dynamite now. In all seriousness, great to see someone able to honor his legacy again. I will buy an Owen shirt as soon as it’s available. from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zpY2h9 via IFTTT

Vince McMahon hates wrestling

“Wrestlers” and “wrestling” are reportedly on the list of words World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers are banned from using. Do you think the National Football League, Major League Baseball & the National Basketball Association should adopt a similar strategy? I dunno, I don’t find NFL or NBA to be particularly entertaining.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2VYcEXq via IFTTT

OC vs Hardy

People seem convinced that Hardy is getting a haircut but surely OC losing (or being cost the match) is the smarter play. They can do the deal where OC nonchalantly sits down, makes himself comfy, whips out a magazine, gets shaved and then gives a thumbs up while Hardy goes mental because OC is no-selling ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3klHnXM via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 06.17.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 06.17.96 Live from Richmond, VA.  Finally, back in a city big enough to warrant inclusion in the opening! Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko, now seated at the announcer’s desk to replace the injured Eric Bischoff.  Was that it for Bischoff as the announcer on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XLG7EG via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 06.17.96

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 06.17.96 Taped from Fayetteville, NC.  Yay for fourth week taping shows. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler King of the Ring Quarterfinal:  Steve Austin v. Savio Vega Vega chops away in the corner and gets a leg lariat for two, and Austin flails to the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Cvkszm via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 20th September 2021

Happy Monday Everyone! I’m out early today so no news I’m afraid, although there seems to be more Dark Side of the Ring fallout with Tommy Dreamer’s recent apology. How soon before guys start avoiding going on that show I wonder? Scheduled today on the Blog: Scott has got some classic Monday Night War reviews ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hP6sJ7 via IFTTT

An Englishman in New Japan – REAL AMERICAN!

Concluding part of a look at the Hulkster in Japan, now after the glory days in the WWF have ended but before his resurgence in WCW, plus a guest appearance from his bionic buddy, brother! Hulk Hogan vs. The Great Muta (Fukuoka, Japan, May 3rd, 1993) Hulk is the WWF champion for the fifth time, ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39iGSrh via IFTTT

Tryout: Looking Back at Inside Wrestling ’88

Hey, Scott I have hundreds of old wrestling magazines that I’ll never part with. I was wondering if you’d be interested in me writing summaries of them, like your Observer reports. Here’s a sample: Absolutely!  I actually had a similar idea recently but couldn’t track down any issues of PWI Weekly without paying ridiculous prices ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3EtYJtH via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: September 19, 2021

Tonight’s NFL game is Chiefs/Ravens.  Your MLB game is Phillies/Mets. Later this week on the Blog of Doom, we have a Joshi Spotlight on GAEA; Wednesdays of Honor looks at WrestleRave Act 2; and your wacky dream match is… an actual dream match, as the Rock and Roll Express take on the Road Warriors! Enjoy ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CjtuQ2 via IFTTT

Sorry, another DSOTR question

Hey Scott,  Do you think there's any chance they do an episode about Vince raping Rita Chatterton? Feels like that one would veer too far into “He said she said” territory.  But I can definitely see one about the whole Murray Hodgson scandal from around the same time.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Cq3pi5 via IFTTT

Vice and WWE

Vice has been going pretty ham at WWE and their culture being prone to and full of debauchery. I’m sure the WWE are thrilled.  This leads me to wonder, given their consistent use of WWE footage, can you give any thoughts why they haven’t persuaded legal action over it, simply to make the producer's lives ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XxwUA3 via IFTTT

Quickfire Questions

Hiya Scotty Some quick questions: 1) In their respective primes, who would be tougher? Suzuki or Meng? 2) Who's turning heel first? Punk or Danielson? 3) What's the stupidest NXT name-generator outcome ever? 1.  Suzuki is still in his prime! 2.  Punk. 3.  “Hey, here's the son of Curt Hennig and grandson of Larry Hennig.  ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Crn4OW via IFTTT

Tag Teams – Better than the sum of their parts

Hey Scott, Simple question :  Which ongoing tag team was more than competent as a unit, but had members who were both average at best in singles competition? I'd go with the Fantastics, as neither Rogers nor Fulton was anything special as a single but they managed to elevate each other.  from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tQDNIe via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Extreme Championship Wrestling – 02.13.96

The SmarK Rant for Extreme Championship Wrestling – 02.13.96 The Eliminators start the show by finishing the job of shaving Saturn’s head, which the Pitbulls started last time. Taped from Queens, NY Your host is Joey Styles, who is immediately joined by Fonzie and Taz, as Fonzie rants about how 911 has been run out ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39kxSSo via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 19th September 2021

Happy Sunday Everyone! Well that game yesterday was sure worth risking the plague for… Hope everyone has fun stuff planned today. The sun is out so I’ll try and get a quick walk in. The internet is playing up where I am today so I’m not going to be able to get any news for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3u0Jwvi via IFTTT

Smackdown – April 20, 2007

Smackdown Date: April 20, 2007 Location: Datchforum, Milan, Italy Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield The Italian trip continues with the blue show and that could make for a good Smackdown. Last week saw the announcement of Undertaker vs. Batista II in a Last Man Standing match at Backlash, complete with some wacky bad partnering. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XtEH1c via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Saturday Night Thread

Happy Saturday Night, all. Not for me, though. I’ll be spending all day finally getting my stuff from my old apartment into my new one so I don’t have to sit in a lawn chair and folding table to use the computer or sleep in a blow-up bed. As a result, this is being created ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2ZaQgLH via IFTTT

In Your House: Revenge of the Taker

I just fancied watching this pay-per-view, which was the first In Your House event to be shown live in the UK, so a review follows. This was from the mature peak of my fandom as a fully-fledged Bret Hart and Hart Foundation fan, although the rising Steve Austin was a big favourite too. Held on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hLb0A4 via IFTTT

Bad Brock

Hey, Scott. So we are seeing the fallout from the DSOR plane ride from hell ep, with both Ric Flair & Tommy Dreamer getting punished (and deservely so) for their actions. But one guy I am surprised that hasn't gotten ripped apart more is Brock Lesnar. The stuff about him exposing himself to Terri Runnels ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nI6YME via IFTTT

AEW’s Lack Of Creativity & Variety In Their Angles & Using Run-Ins As A Crutch

When are we going to discuss the concerning lack of substance and variety in AEW's creative? They've started using the post-match beatdown as a crutch. It happens in over 70% (SEVENTY PERCENT) of their matches, either involving wrestlers currently in a program together or as a means to kickstart new angles. SEVENTY PERCENT. The AEW ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tPfhY6 via IFTTT

Wild card rule

Remember that thing? It probably seems silly but when I think about it, it actually makes me angry. Don't worry, there's a draft next month so that they can switch people around and then hype up Survivor Series as the only time you can see RAW v. Smackdown matches that we've already seen a million ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Eua8cS via IFTTT

When it’s time to hotshot

Scott, Since you have Tony's ear… 1 ) I literally invented the Inner Circle concept 1st and used it on the indies for the better part of a year. Let Tony know I expect a gratuity. Pass that along. 🤣 2 ) I think the best way to pay off the big show on Wednesday ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zoUyeN via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – September 17, 2007

ECW On Sci Fi Date: April 17, 2007 Location: Datchforum, Milan, Italy Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz Things changed in a big way last week as CM Punk officially joined the New Breed. That is the biggest moment in the faction warfare story so far and it makes things even more tilted in the favor of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lIrCK6 via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling Ultra Clash 1993 (18th September 1993)

Hey there chaps and chapettes! Today we’re looking back at the first ECW show of the Paul Heyman Era, with Ultra Clash representing the moment the pencil switched between Eddie Gilbert and Paul. Paul E was kind of cut throat in the way he got control of things, but Gilbert had no interest in working ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Cm988I via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 18th September 2021

Happy Saturday Everyone! I had pizza last night and it was a magical experience. Can’t beat The ‘Za!! I’m off to Villa Park today to see if Everton can keep their good start to season going. Aston Villa is always one of my favourite away days as it’s pretty easy to get to, there’s free ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nJIMJL via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 09.17.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 09.17.21 Goddammit the commercial break blank spaces are back. Also I’m in Norway tonight for those keeping track of my VPN travels. Taped from Newark, NJ Your hosts are Excalibur, Chris Jericho, Taz and Ricky Starks AEW World tag team titles:  The Lucha Bros v. The Butcher and ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XBuaS6 via IFTTT

Rampage – September 17, 2021

Rampage Date: September 17, 2021 Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey Commentators: Taz, Ricky Starks, Chris Jericho, Excalibur It’s another stacked show this week with a pair of title matches. First up we have Butcher and the Blade getting a shot at the Lucha Bros, plus Miro defending the TNT Title against Fuego del Sol. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39hesOo via IFTTT

Smackdown – September 17, 2021

Smackdown Date: September 17, 2021 Location: Thompson-Boling Arena, Knoxville, Tennessee Commentators: Michael Cole, Pat McAfee It’s almost time for Extreme Rules hold the extreme. So far we have nothing extreme whatsoever about the show and that is going to make for a weird card. I can imagine some matches being adjusted, though WWE is the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lDJSUC via IFTTT

Friday Night Get-Down: September 17, 2021

So apparently I’m sometimes funny on this blog.  Who knew? TONIGHT!  SmackDown, Rampage, and probably more talk about what goes on at 30,000 feet! Tony Khan said in an interview that the women’s division is “a real strength of AEW”.  So, uh, does that mean it’ll have more than one match per show?  Please? And ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Xpf1mn via IFTTT

Impact Wrestling – September 16, 2021

Impact Wrestling Date: September 16, 2021 Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee Commentators: D’Lo Brown, Matt Striker We’re on the way to Victory Road and ultimately Bound For Glory, which should make for a pair of back to back big shows. The main story this week is a ten man tag with most of the biggest ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2VReCJ9 via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Wrestling Challenge – June 17, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan commentate this Father’s Day edition of Wrestling Challenge.  This is the last of the shows from Madison, Wisconsin. Brutus Beefcake’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling kicks off the telecast. Lord Alfred Hayes’ Special Report replays the Earthquake and Jimmy Hart promo from Superstars and Tugboat’s insistence that Hulk Hogan is ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YX6fN9 via IFTTT

NXT UK – September 16, 2021

NXT UK Date: September 16, 2021 Location: BT Studios, London, England Commentators: Andy Shepherd, Nigel McGuinness The Heritage Cup #1 contenders tournament continues this week as we reach the semifinals. That’s probably a good thing as tournaments with one match a week take their sweet time getting along. Other than that, we are on the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AofILw via IFTTT

AEW Cut List

I imagine Tony Khan will avoid doing a WWE-style mass culling, but there will surely come a point where he has to start doing a little trimming of the roster. Assuming he did go the Vince route and cut a chunk of the roster on the same day, who do have on his hit list? ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AmvvtY via IFTTT

Arthur Ashe Dynamite

With the card they've put together, next week's dynamite could potentially be the best 2 hours of wrestling this year. Hot take.  But yeah I think Danielson is gonna want to blow the roof off the stadium.  Does it have a roof?  Maybe they can build one for him to blow off.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3EC8Sof via IFTTT

Tommy dreamer is a moron. But he’s not the only one

So, ric flair sexually assaults a stewardess on the plan ride to hell, and Dreamer says it was just 'a joke', he was 'styling and profiling' and that 'you can get cancelled for anything these days, even a bad haircut ' What's probably most worrying is that most wrestlers will probably defend flair like that. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ErTVox via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 06.10.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 06.10.96 Uh oh, content warning.  Must be a Benoit episode. HOUR #1! Live from somewhere.  But our main event tonight is the Horsemen v. Joe Gomez & Renegade, so that’s pretty exciting.  Apparently it’s Wheeling, WV. Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Larry Zbyszko Booker T v. ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kgg15l via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 06.10.96

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 06.10.96 Taped from Sioux City, IA.  Week three of a 1996 RAW taping cycle.  Feel the excitement.  I don’t think there’s much this show could do to top the batshit craziness of Nitro this week, ether. Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler King of the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CnsvhC via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 17th September 2021

Happy Friday Everyone! Caught some of the Dark Side of the Ring “Plane Ride From Hell” episode, and all I can say is that I feel terrible for the poor flight crew that had to deal with all of that stuff going on. I know some like to romanticise the old days of how wrestlers ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XowdbR via IFTTT

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: September 16, 2021

Tonight on IMPACT — Austin, Fulton, Myers, Moose, and Morrissey face Cage, Alexander, Sabin, Callihan, and Edwards!  Aiden English goes against Trey Miguel!  John Skyler and Laredo Kid look to make a statement!  TJ Perkins goes one-on-one with Petey Williams!  Decay and VBD go to war!  And on the pre-show, it’s Johnny Swinger and Hernandez ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AhM6PN via IFTTT

NXT Idea #476

OK, with NXT entering the new awkward phase of green rookies and indy vets, would it benefit WWE to split the 2-hour block? Have Hour 1 be the “young lion/rookie” hour and focus them around the North American Title, while Hour 2 is the more experienced guys with the Women's and NXT Title only being ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XqoLgK via IFTTT

The Suzuki incident

Obviously AEW have dishonoured the great Suzuki. What would be an appropriate recompense. Money would t be enough: maybe let him beat up the trainees every week? Send him to NXT in exchange for Rex Steiner.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39aViJN via IFTTT

Sting/Darby vs FTR

Hey Scott, Not sure what Flair’s plan is, but the tag match next week seems begging for him to show up to seemingly back Sting in his gripe vs Tully…..only to turn on him yet again. Then they cut to the back for a Naked Gun forehead slap. Guys, I’m pretty sure that THIS TIME ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hDz3AY via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 16th September 2021

Happy Thursday Everyone! Holy mackerel are AEW loading up those Arthur Ashe shows! As Gorilla Monsoon on this very Blog would say, they’ll have people hanging from the rafters in that stadium for Dynamite and Rampage. It will truly be a happening! Shout out to Club Bruges last night who managed to hold the mighty ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2VRfIog via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.15.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.15.21 Live from Newark, NJ Your hosts are Jim Ross, CM Punk, Tony Schiavone & Excalibur CM Punk joins us to start, surfing the crowd before joining the commentary team. Adam Cole v. Frankie Kazarian Adam really needs to tweak the music and entrance to make his “Boom” ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hCL89D via IFTTT

Dynamite – September 15, 2021

Dynamite Date: September 15, 2021 Location: Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey Commentators: Excalibur, Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, CM Punk Things have been getting big in a hurry around here and that is going to be the case again this week. This time around we have the in-ring debut of Adam Cole, which should make for ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hBpFhh via IFTTT

The Wednesday Night Commotion Thread

… featuring Spaniels. Tonight we have Dynamite, and I couldn’t find a preview from our friends at the Observer. But it turns out that our friends at AEW actually preview the show on their website. Here’s a run down of tonight’s card from Newark, New Jersey: Adam Cole makes his AEW and Dynamite wrestling debut ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lxKU4N via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – April 16, 2007

Monday Night Raw Date: April 16, 2007 Location: Datchforum, Milan, Italy Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler We have a special one here as the show is in Italy for the first time ever. That should make for a cool atmosphere if nothing else and that is almost always a good idea. For once though, Raw ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ziEWt8 via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – June 16, 1990

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura are in the booth, concluding the tapings in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  Ventura argues that his MIA bracelet will come off faster than McMahon’s Hulk Hogan friendship bracelet. Rick Rude’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling airs. Gene Okerlund’s Update segment reiterates the importance of the “Get Well Hulk” campaign.  Earthquake and Jimmy ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ze5BYd via IFTTT

Mabel vs. Adam Bomb (and other King of the Ring 1995 Qualifying Matches!)

Mabel vs. Savio Vega ending a PPV. This was so bad it feels like a hard-boiled noir detective should be doing narration over it. KING OF THE RING QUALIFYING MATCHES (1995): * Back for more King of the Ring Qualifiers- technically still part of my “Dream Matches” column, haha. And with a special edition of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zcy3d2 via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – ROH Wrestlerave (28th June 2003) – Part One

Welcome to another ROH Wednesday, as we tackle the next show from our 2003 retrospective in the form of Wrestlerave. We’ll split this into two parts again, so we’ll go on till intermission and then pick up the concluding part next week. The event is emanating from Philly, PA on the 28th of June 2003 ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hD924F via IFTTT

NXT 2.0 = Lex Luger vs. Rick Steiner 2.0?

So outside of some new paint, and a wrestling wedding reaching completion, the big takeaway from NXT 2.0 is Bron Breakker (I know, what a shitty name) making his debut, and possibly being setup as the next challenger to newly crowned NXT Champion Tomasso Ciampa. Maybe I’m just a sucker for early 90’s WCW (I’m all ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3EmWQ1O via IFTTT

The idea that winning one match means putting one over

This upcoming rematch between Black and Cody, especially given how he's dismantled the Rhodes group, has me worried that we'll see Cody triumphantly win. We've seen what happens as a result in other scenarios like Cena putting Owens over strong in the first match but then winning the rematch; ditto for Triple H vs. Brock or ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2Xmidit via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 15th September 2021

Happy Wednesday Everyone! Found out today that I’ll finally be heading back to the office after a LONG time of working at home, so these updates might not be quite as detailed from next week regards news and whatnot, but I’ll still make sure to get a thread up every day. I’m quite relieved to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nxJda3 via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT 2.0 – 09.14.21

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT 2.0 – 09.14.21 Hey, it’s not like they could make the product any more ice cold, so might as well try a reboot. LIVE from the CWC, where it’s now like… SO MANY COLOURS. Look, we can’t all have 16K 120” ultra-Plasma TVS that can handle this kind of ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Af57Ci via IFTTT

NXT – September 14, 2021

NXT Date: September 14, 2021 Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Vic Joseph, Wade Barrett We have arrived as it is time for the all new NXT, featuring a lot of the same people and whatever angles need to be wrapped up. I’m almost terrified of what this is going to include ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ltelVg via IFTTT

AEW DARK: September 14, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 108 (“Japanese Numerologists Rejoice”), September 14, 2021. WHAT IS EXCLUSIVELY FIRST-CLASS SPORTS ENTERTAINMENT DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE? Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and Taz. TONIGHT! Leyla Hirsch prepares to face Jade Cargill by taking on another person with a foot of height on her in KiLynn ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zcMnSw via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Tuesday Night Thread

Happy Tuesday, all. Reminder that Dark Side of the Ring’s new season resumes this Thursday with the Plane Ride From Hell episode, which *has* to be a good one, right? And much to the frustration of Jim Ross, apparently, who seems to absolutely adore talking about it. Your homework for tonight is to discuss which ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3kcQSs0 via IFTTT

Jack Tunney

Was Tunney really on the take, or, now hear me out here, was the kayfabe so strong that Tunney was kept isolated from all incidents involving chicanery? He didn't have any of his exemplary assistants from his old haunts in Canada, so maybe losing his think tank brain trust lieutenants kept him from doling out ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hyyacV via IFTTT

Must be those Demos

Help me out here, how could Dynamite beat Raw in the Demos if they are on a different night facing different competition? I don't remember Demos being a thing back in the Monday Night Wars days like Uncle Dave swears they were when he fights with people on Twitter. But even if they were at ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XsMdJY via IFTTT

Dave Meltzer confirms WWE STILL pipes in fake crowd noise

Hey Scott! I've noticed in recent times that there's often an overlay of sound on live WWE broadcasts that comes across as artificial — which is especially obvious when having headphones on. It sounds like a tinny, droning noise that gives the impression the audience is perpetually reacting. In other circumstances, there will be abrupt ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3Ekyp5c via IFTTT

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 06.24.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 06.24.96 (Dangit, I was 90% done this one and realized that I missed 6.17.96. Oh well, this one has the stuff everyone wants to get to anyway.) Heard that WCW put on a pretty good PPV this week. But first, another death… – In the top story, Dick Murdoch passed away ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3AdFFNz via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 14th September 2021

Happy Tuesday Everyone! Pretty rubbish game last night for the most part, although I personally enjoyed the 10 minutes where Everton were good. That Townsend goal was something else and should really be in the conversation for Goal of the Month. Absolute blammo! Won’t spoil Raw, and to be fair I haven’t watched it, but ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3nwC7CI via IFTTT

Monday Night Raw – September 13, 2021

Monday Night Raw Date: September 13, 2021 Location: TD Garden, Boston, Massachusetts Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton We’re getting close to Extreme Rules and it seems we’re getting the main event really early. This time that means we are seeing Bobby Lashley defending the WWE Championship against Randy Orton in a match that ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XeEUWx via IFTTT

AEW ELEVATION: September 13, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation, Episode 28 (“Take a Breather”), September 13, 2021. From Cincinnati, OH. Your hosts are Tony, Eddie, and Paul. No real feature bouts tonight, but in action are Emi Sakura, Frankie Kazarian, Penelope Ford, Butcher and Blade, Jade Cargill, Tay Conti/Anna Jay, Daniel Garcia, and Nyla Rose. Opening match: ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hwBUM2 via IFTTT

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers! I hope everyone had a great weekend! NFL Football returns to Monday Night and there’s a special caveat as ESPN2 has the Manning Brothers added an alternate broadcast that might actually get better ratings than the regular one. It’s a Ravens-Raiders matchup by the way. RAW is on and to combat this ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lklNCi via IFTTT

What the World Was Watching: WWF Prime Time Wrestling – June 11, 1990

Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for this evening’s show, with Monsoon in a dour mood because of Hulk Hogan’s condition. Opening Contest:  Tito Santana (10-5) pins Black Bart after the flying forearm at 3:34 shown: For the third straight week there is a star-versus-jobber match from the London Gardens.  In looking ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XdybvX via IFTTT

Joshi Spotlight: Sapporo Best*One (Manami vs. Aja- WWWA Title)

The Main Event. Great thumbnail. AJW SAPPORO BEST*ONE: (27.06.1995) -Coming from Sapporo is this two-match tape featuring Las Cachorras Orientales reuniting- Akira Hokuto rejoins Mita & Shimoda to put the trio back together, and they’re out to murder a randomly thrown-together trio! And also, more importantly, the WWWA World Title is on the line once ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2VBVnTC via IFTTT

Pro Wrestling EVE – WrestleQueendom 4

Howdy! It’s been a crazy few weeks and I’ve been incredibly lucky as a fan. I got to go see NWA Empowerrr in St. Louis and visit my folks, then the very next weekend myself and my wife took a drive to Chicago to see All Out. Awesome trips, awesome shows; on the way back ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lihxmN via IFTTT

Terrible WWE ring names for current AEW talent?

Yo Scott! You were speculating about the potential of MJF and Wardlow to jump ship to WWE at the end of their AEW contracts.     How terrible will be the ring names created by the vaunted WWE writer’s team?    Here are my guesses:  MJF … Jacob Friedman Maxwell  Wardlow … Mike Warden  Ricky Starks… ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ld2vi8 via IFTTT

Turning old-timer legends into AEW managers?

Scott: AEW is doing a decent job using old-timer legends as managers. Looks like Flair will be the next. What other else might be available and who might they be paired up with to manage? A couple ideas: – Bret Hart + Brian Pillman, Jr. ? – Kurt Angle + Daniel Garcia? – Scott Hall + ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/392DAIl via IFTTT

Dark disorder

The word on the street is that Bray Wyatt will be appearing in AEW at some point in the future. How would you book his debut? The obvious fit in storyline terms (and likely for him personally too) is that he follows the same path as Brodie Lee and becomes the new Exalted One to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lhh6cp via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for TNT – 05.17.85

The SmarK Rant for TNT – 05.17.85 “Salvatore Bellomo cooks up Italian cuisine” Hey why not.  Been a while since I’ve done this show and variety is the spice of life.  That, and Everything Bagel Seasoning, which I bought on a whim the last time I was at Costco. Your host is Vince McMahon BROUGHT ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/39i4In3 via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 13th September 2021

Happy Monday Everyone! Everton have got Burnley tonight, which is an odd game to select for television when you consider neither of us are especially exciting to watch. Cue a ridiculous 3-3 draw or something now I’ve written that. Scheduled today on the Blog: Ricky P makes his welcome return to reviewing with some Pro-Wrestling ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2YT8TUf via IFTTT

An Englishman in New Japan – AXE BOMBER!

Based off a suggestion in a previous column, this week I’ll be looking at some NJPW matches featuring Hulk Hogan in the eighties and next week I’ll look at his return in the nineties. I’ve always liked the Hulkster going back to when I was a kid, but even then I could recognise that he ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3CbzQRz via IFTTT

Joe injured. Again.

https://ift.tt/3npm9u3 I’d give strong odds it’s probably a storyline injury but really they had to get the belt off him anyway. He’s not gonna work a full time schedule and he’s obviously injury prone. Feels like the time to put it on Pete Dunne or even Kool Kyle. from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3C8FNyG via IFTTT

Sunday Night Reset: September 12, 2021

Your NFL game tonight is Bears/Rams.  Your MLB game tonight is Yankees/Mets. Later this week: the Joshi Spotlight goes to Sapporo; Ring of Honor Wednesdays looks at WrestleRave; and your Dream Match of the Week is Mabel vs Adam Bomb as we look at the 1995 King of the Ring Opening Round. Nothing exciting on ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hqA2nW via IFTTT

Three years is a long time to be a champion

Once you accept that there's no bigger (or other) star in the WWE than Roman Reigns, it makes sense that there's no reason to take the belt off him for a very, very long time. I suggest they go all in on that, and have him still holding it heading in to Wrestlemania 40 when ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3ll0joG via IFTTT

Vince becoming Verne

With WWE signing this Olympian while still in college and NXT eschewing indy guys for bigger guys with athletic backgrounds, is Vince McMahon finally becoming Verne Gagne? Well aside from the fact that Shane isn’t half of the man that Greg Gagne is.   from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3tBXwLD via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 02.15.86

The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 02.15.86 OK, I know the 82 stuff gets ignored on here, but I don’t get why there’s not more love for 86.  It’s Jim Crockett Promotions in its prime!  This is the closest we’re ever getting to Worldwide Wrestling the Network so I’m going back to it ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3hJjDv9 via IFTTT

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 12th September 2021

Happy Sunday Everyone! Hope you’re all having a pleasant weekend!! Scheduled today on the Blog: Thomas Hall has posted some more WWE reviews from 2007. I posted a review of a classic episode of Raw from 1997 yesterday if you want to read that. Later on today we’ve got some Mid-Atlantic from Scott. News from ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2VFJpZm via IFTTT

The Punch-Drunk Saturday Night Thread (Featuring Spaniels)

I hear it’s an anniversary of some type. But because God has a sense of humor this is also the night of my 20-year high school reunion (delayed one year from COVID), so wish me luck on finally getting that date with the head cheerleader. Spoiler: I won’t. Your homework for tonight is to discuss ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XfIuiM via IFTTT

Smackdown – April 13, 2007

Smackdown Date: April 13, 2007 Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 8,000 Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole We’re on the way to whatever the next Smackdown pay per view is and Batista wants his rematch with Undertaker for the World Title. That’s fine with Undertaker, but he isn’t cool with King Booker ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z4x2Un via IFTTT

ECW On Sci Fi – April 10, 2007

ECW on Sci Fi Date: April 10, 2007 Location: Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Providence, Rhode Island Attendance: 8,000 Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz Things have picked up again around here as the New Breed beat the ECW Originals in a heck of an Extreme Rules match last week to even the series. I’m sure a third match ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3yYZEOx via IFTTT

Why were TNA PPV buys so low?

I've neve quite understood this. Their peak viewership was over two million people for an episode of Impact on Spike, yet they frequently had some of the most embarrassing PPV buyrates of any wrestling company with a TV deal. How is it that AEW gets 100,000 buys for their PPV events with 1,000,000 viewers typically ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3z3dorC via IFTTT

Roman and Brock

Hey Scott,  It's a testament to how good Roman Reigns is as our Tribal Chief that in MSG in 2021 he was somehow able to make 44-year-old Brock Lesnar the babyfacest babyface who ever babyfaced on Smackdown, so what do you think they do when they have their match? The crowd is obviously dying to ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3lf0Et6 via IFTTT

How does it feel?

How does it feel to control the mindless, mimicking minions that hang out in the comment sections of our blah blog? You say that the 2021 #1 Wrestler in the World Kenny Omega needs to lose the AEW title, and the fanatical farts that follow you suck it all up and blow it right back ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3zZn5bX via IFTTT

Mike Reviews – WWF Raw is War (22nd September 1997)

WWE ran MSG yesterday (I’m writing this ahead of time but I assume that show still went ahead) so I thought I’d go back in time to look at another occasion where they ran The Garden during a September. This episode of the show was seen as a symbolic attempt by the WWF to fight ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3E2NTKV via IFTTT

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 09.10.21

The SmarK Rant for AEW Rampage – 09.10.21 OMG!  After I complained about Fite.TV leaving commercials in the shows, they EDITED OUT THE COMMERCIALS this week!  I mean, obviously I’m tight with both TK and the Fite guys and we share ideas over caviar and champagne smoothies on Thursdays while yachting and waiting for the ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/2XcCy9V via IFTTT

Rampage – September 10, 2021

Rampage Date: September 10, 2021 Location: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio Commentators: Jim Ross, Mark Henry, Taz, Tony Schiavone The biggest week in AEW history wraps up here with a pay per view quality match. This week’s feature match will see Pac vs. Andrade El Idolo in a match that was supposed to take place ... Read more from Scotts Blog of Doom! https://ift.tt/3E9y84I via IFTTT