Hockey Stuff



You're the Canadian here, Scott: is it okay that I, as a hockey fan, want to take off and nuke the Blackhawks from orbit?  I feel like the other 31 NHL franchise fans (go Caps) can agree on this.

Andy PG


You could always get in on the ground floor and switch to the Seattle Kraken as your new team.  

Samoa Joe



What happened to Joe?  They said he had to forfeit his newly won NXT Title due to injury, but they never said what the injury was or when he was coming back, and we haven't heard any word from him on this since.  Was it just a way to get him off TV to reset
NXT 2.0 and crown a new champion or is he legit injured?

I'd say either one is equally likely, but no one has actually said anything about it.  

NXT – October 26, 2021 (Halloween Havoc)

NXT
Date: October 26, 2021
Location: Capitol Wrestling Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Wade Barrett, Vic Joseph

It’s another special show this time around with Halloween Havoc. Last year’s edition did rather well but now we need to see if they can do the same with the new cast. The main event is Tommaso Ciampa defending the NXT Title against Bron Breakker, plus a bunch of Spin The Wheel, Make The Deal matches. Let’s get to it.

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AEW DARK: October 26, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 114 (“Draco Americanus Dormiens Nunquam Titillandus”), October 26, 2021.

From the All Elite Zone.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT! Fuego Del Sol has a new tag team partner – who could it be? Eddie Kingston steps it up against a freshly-shorn Jack Evans! And Bryan Danielson graces our YouTubes as he puts Aaron Solo through his paces!

PLUS – Tiger Ruas (aka Adrian Jaoude), Riho, Bobby Fish, Diamante, Dante Martin, and Preston Vance!

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Tuesday Night Pandemonium – 26th October 2021

They are literally hanging from the rafters here in the Mecca of all of professional wrestling online discussion, the Blog of Doom.  This is the place to discuss things well into the night.  Keep it civil, otherwise we’ll need the appointment of a second moderator to try and keep some semblance of order.

Conspicuous by its absence, a belt on The Hangman.

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Competition?

So it's funny two weeks ago when all the AEW diehards were talking up Tony for his non stop bashing of things WWE and bragging he couldn't wait to beat smackdown in ratings. Now fast forward two weeks later after rampage had 200k less people watch against smackdown on a different channel and a live Dynamite lost to a replay of smackdown, I see alot of people complaining about WWE being the big bad bully. And yes AEW lost, unless you are in advertising, work for TNT, or have any ownership in AEW demos mean nothing. Even Uncle Dave was reporting viewers over demos until conveniently after 40 years someone just so happen to “correct him” right as AEW was starting. Why is every move WWE makes being called as petty and reactionary to AEW? Like does AEW own labor day weekend because they held two years of a PPV during that time frame? Can WWE not run Sat PPVs because AEW did it a couple times? I even saw someone say the way Rollins one the contract last night was ripping off the Hangman victory. Where does it end?

AEW and it's fans wanted a fight, or they wouldn't be constantly talking about WWE all the time. And now they are crying in the corner after getting beat up saying WWE isn't playing fair. The funniest thing about it all is I don't think any of the moves WWE are making has anything to do AEW. Will WWE get enjoyment out of a decision if it does hurts AEW, for sure. But to think a global juggernaut like WWE is purposely making their decisions solely to counter-program AEW is hysterical and most of the reason AEW has lost half their audiences for both theirs shows, cause their ego is blinding them. Talk about rent free.

It's been reported and confirmed by Nick Khan himself that he is behind alot of the new strategies WWE is trying. They are doing a new years day PPV for the first time because it's opportunity for a wide open sports day. Same thing with moving PPVs to sat. I am sure they identified Labor Day weekend was a good opportunity for a UK ppv, not because they are trying counter program to AEW, thats just ridiculous. At what point does AEW stop worrying about WWE is doing and start focusing on the MANY issues they have, like blowing all the buzz they got with recent signings?

Yeah, I'm sure that's 100% why.  Because Vince has zero history of ever doing anything exactly like this multiple times in his career.  

Smackdown – May 25, 2007

Smackdown
Date: May 25, 2007
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Des Moines, Iowa
Commentators: John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole

We’re done with Judgment Day and now we have less than two weeks to go before One Night Stand. Edge cheated to defeat Batista and retain the Smackdown World Title so we might be in for a rematch at the next pay per view. I’m not sure what else we’ll be getting but building to a low level pay per view can be rough. Let’s get to it.

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CM Punk

Now before I ask my question, I want everyone to know I'm a HUGE AEW fan, that's all I mostly watch now especially since Adam Cole and Punk are 2 of my favs but is it safe to say that Tony Khan has dropped the ball with Punk? Granted he's still getting great pops from the live crowds, still over ect. But here you had probably the biggest return in wrestling since maybe the NWO to WWE in 02? There was a huge buzz and his debut brought big ratings but they haven't done anything to sustain it. Instead we've getting Old Man “I'm happy to be here” Punk wrestling all of there lower carders every week on Rampage. I say this as one of Punks biggest fans, he single handedly made me a ROH fan and brought me back to wrestling during the Summer Of Punk in WWE and made me a avid watcher of AEW with his return. I'm still waiting for the guy who magnetized me to the television to show up, the guy who sing Happy Birthday to Rey's daughter and called Jeff Hardy a drunk. Tony shouldve had a good plan to run with, with his debut other then “let's throw him in with Darby then aimlessly have him wrestle one offs every week for a while” were not even that far from Full Gear and whose gonna be his opponent? A Bobby Fish rematch? Now I have to watch Punk struggle on Rampage in 15 min match against a guy who got squashed by Tyler Rust in 5 mins 3 months ago. 

Maybe that's what he wants to do.  I'm enjoying it, Punk's enjoying it and literally goes on TV talking about how happy he is right now, what's the problem?  

Promotions

Hey Scott, hope you are safe and well. Which promotion do you think had the most potential, but never made it for different reasons? I actually ranked and wanted your opinion.

1. ROH- Yes they are still around, but they should have been a bigger deal. They had a ton of talent, good financial backing, and a good product.

2. Impact – Sure they have been around for years, but they have always been stuck as a small promotion even though they had/have top talent, TV Deal, and financial backing

3. UWF – Decent roster, sure long in the tooth, but, they could have been a solid #3 or 4 promotion stateside.

4. AWF – Actually stumbled upon shows on YouTube and the roster was deep, Road Warriors, Freebirds, Valentine, Orton, etc. Should have been a bigger deal. Maybe the round system sunk them.

Thanks.

You're referring to Bill Watts UWF in #3?  Dude that should have been a contender to the WWF but the Oklahoma oil market destroyed Watts and killed the promotion.  I'd say Impact is the clear winner though, given they have the kind of longevity and brand recognition that other promotions would kill for, and wasted it all multiple times.  

Seth Rollins calls Big E “boy”


So, Seth Rollins referred to Big E as “boy” at the end of RAW on Monday. Is this WWE's pathetic attempt to be controversial & edgy, or just Rollins being a complete moron?

Having not watched RAW, I'm gonna guess Seth was being a moron.  

Monday Night Raw – October 25, 2021

Monday Night Raw
Date: October 25, 2021
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton

It’s time for the season premiere and that means we have the new roster officially finalized. We are done with the weird post Draft season, meaning everyone is here for good, assuming you ignore Becky Lynch going to Smackdown last week. We also need to start getting ready for Survivor Series, where it’s Raw vs. Smackdown again. Let’s get to it.

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Mr RUSHmore


What is your Mt RUSHmore of Rush songs that double as Canadian National Anthems?

What say you, eh?
Well obviously Tom Sawyer.  Probably Closer to the Heart as well.  I’ve always loved the live version of Marathon and that’s pretty anthemic.  Go with Working Man for the fourth. 

Coincidence? I think not!


Hey Scott,

Halloween Havoc is less than 24 hours away.
Rick Steiner's son will be on the show.
And Chucky has a new tv series.

You do the math.

We're through the looking glass here, people!

Chucky probably screwed up the SSL certs on the site this morning too.  

ECW On Sci Fi – May 22, 2007

ECW On Sci Fi
Date: May 22, 2007
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Commentators: Tazz, Joey Styles

Things are staying interesting around here as we have the continuing issues between Bobby Lashley and ECW World Champion Vince McMahon. Their next showdown is set for One Night Stand, but we have a little time to cover before we get there. In addition, CM Punk is rising up through the ranks and seems ready to break through to the other side. Let’s get to it.

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. Lots of stuff to read in terms of reviews. There’s Crown Jewel from Tommy, Smackdown from Tommy, Rampage and Dynamite from Scott and Tommy. MSG 1984 house shows from Scott. Did someone do Bound for Glory. Tommy probably did that too. I saw parts of Crown Jewel and thought the main event was an easy ****. Great drama and it was a big match that felt like a big match and was executed like a big match.

The new RAW roster debuts tonight. Let’s see what it’s about.

Seahawks-Saints is your rainy Monday Night game.

World Series starts tomorrow.

AEW is streaming or has already streamed.

Keep it Clean

AEW ELEVATION: October 25, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation, Episode 34 (“Oh, Hey, More Paul Wight, Just What I Wanted!”), October 25, 2021.

From Orlando, FL.

Your hosts are Tony, Mark, and (for now) Paul.

TONIGHT! Ryo Mizunami teams with Leyla Hirsch to take on Diamante and Xtina Kay! And QT Marshall and Preston Vance square off, with the promise of no less than SIX people at ringside! PLUS – Paul Wight goes 1-on-3, FTR, and Emi Sakura in action!

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