Sunday Night Reset: September 23, 2018

NOVA Project 4 was a blast.  When it’s available on Powerbomb TV I’ll drop a rant on you.  However, I can share this:  in April, we’re taking part in Mania Weekend!  WE’RE GOING TO WRESTLEMANIA!

Tonight’s NFL Game of the Week is New England/Detroit, as Tom Brady tries to get back to winning ways.  Meanwhile, the MLB Game of the Week is Boston/Cleveland, as both teams are setting their playoff rosters.

If there’s a groupwatch, I didn’t hear of it.  Personally, I’m viewing WrestleMania XII.  But I’m weird like that.

Enjoy the night!

NXT – September 19, 2018

Date: September 19, 2018
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson, Nigel McGuinness

It’s time for one of those huge matches that you actually get around here with North American Champion Ricochet facing United Kingdom Champion Pete Dunne in a title for title match. What more could you ask for from a show? Well given that it’s NXT, I have a feeling we’ll get a few other bonuses. Let’s get to it.

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Shawn Michaels did a lot for Randy Orton

Was thinking about this recently

Put him over in Survivor Series elimination matches in 2003 and 2005, as well as being the first guy to really sell the punt with an extended injury lay off before coming back and losing the blow off clean

People mostly talk about Foley making Orton, but Michaels did plenty of jobs for the cause as well. He deserves a tad more credit for doing that I think

Sure thing.  Good job, Shawn!


Was reading your Rebellion rant and saw not only did Show kick out of the Diamond Cutter but DDP also jobbed in under 6 minutes. That got me thinking, why was DDP used as bad as he was? It's not like he came in with Buff Bagwell like backstage issues. I know in the past 15 years in interviews, DDP has alluded to the fact that Taker had an issue with him but they have since patched it up. Could that be why? Any idea what the issue even was?

Yup, Page was all about choreography in his matches, and he basically came to Undertaker with a script for their match that he had planned out.  Taker disgustedly tore it up in front of everyone and I guess decided then that DDP wasn’t getting pushed.  Ironically, Page was actually ahead of the curve in match planning because now everyone basically does it his way.  

Can you show me

Where Shawn Michaels HIMSELF has said that he is returning? I've been looking all over the net for a direct quote, or some video, heck even morse code and I'm finding absolutely nothing.

I know Meltzer is saying he's coming back, and he's never wrong and never totally misinterprets things

Oh wait

Perhaps we should let it play out and see where it goes after the Crocodile Dundee Memorial Cup next week.  

ECW on Sci-Fi 09/02/2008 #117

We’re in Pittsburgh and we start with The Dirt Sheet. John Morrison brags about beating Stephen Hawking at 44 consecutive games of Pachisi. It gets no reaction so Miz says hello and gets booed. He mentions Unforgiven is taking place in his hometown of Ohio and gets even more boos. I don’t know much about American cities but I know that Ohio is up there with Detroit for ”name somewhere that’s going to get booed.”

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World of Sport Wrestling – Episode #9

Greetings grapple fans. Like a gold-ink Parker fountain with a Jim Hellwig inspired design, this is the penultimate episode of WOS Wrestling. Pushed back even earlier to 2:30pm, this week’s episode promises a unique match to decide the challenger for Rampage’s WOS Championship. I’m currently on a trip up the Scottish Highlands and accidentally caught the first three-quarters of this show whilst getting my lunch in a bar in Inverness. The lack of audio, and commentary provided by subtitles, was an interesting experience. I watched the rest and wrote up the review from the about-as-comfortable-as-you-can-hope-for-thirty-quid-a-night single hotel room for the next two nights.

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Smackdown – April 22, 2004

Date: April 22, 2004
Location: Prospera Palace, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz

So last week saw what should probably be the death of Kurt Angle after Big Show chokeslammed him off a balcony, breaking both Angle’s head and leg. Other than that we’re still getting ready for JBL’s World Title shot against champion Eddie Guerrero, which isn’t the most thrilling thing in the world. Let’s get to it.

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The Saturday Night Thread

We’re just about to the start of the NHL season and HOO BOY are the Canucks going to suck this year.  Might as well go back to the flying V uniforms while they’re at it.

I found the rant for WWF Rebellion 2001 in my archives after all, so I’ve reposted that tonight for fun.

Went to go see The House With a Clock In Its Walls last night.  It was fun!  Like Eli Roth doing an old school Spielberg movie.  Thumbs up from me.

Chat about all the Saturday night shenanigans here!