BoD Daily Update: July 19th, 2018

Impact Wrestling Preview


Ayako Hamada Retires From Wrestling Following Drug Sentence


Highspots Wrestling Free Match

You can watch Jeff Cobb vs. Tomohiro Ishii from the 2018 Wrestlecon Supershow

The SmarK Rant for WWF Judgment Day 1998–10.18.98

The SmarK Rant for WWF Judgment Day 1998 – 10.18.98

(Originally written 07.18.18)

Live from Chicago, IL, drawing 18,000 and a 0.89 buyrate. Not bad for an obvious B-PPV, actually, and it really shows the roll that they were on.

Your hosts are JR & King

I literally don’t remember a thing about this show outside of the terrible main event and Rock inexplicably doing the job, so as always, this will be an adventure.

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Theres a rumor actually going around that at Summerslam, its gonna be a triple threat with Lashley/Brock/Reigns. The idea is to put Hogan in as a special enforcer, have Lashley win and have Hogan award Lashley the belt and raise his hand to sort of say "see guys look, I LOVE black guys!". Its gotta be the funniest report I have heard in a long time. Gotta be fake right?

I feel like Hulk would have been back on TV by now if they were going that kind of route.  They’d need time to feel out the advertisers.  

What the World Was Watching: WCW Main Event – January 8, 1995

Eric Bischoff and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are live from Atlanta, Georgia.  According to, the show drew a packed crowd of 785, with no one having to pay for their ticket.

Gene Okerlund; in the heel locker room with Avalanche, the Butcher, Colonel Robert Parker, the Blacktop Bully, Bunkhouse Buck, and Meng; urges fans to call 1-900-370-3WCW to vote for who they wish to see wrestle in the main event.  The calls cost ninety-nine cents.  The babyface locker room, where Tony Schiavone is, features Sting, Hacksaw Jim Duggan, the Guardian Angel, and Dustin Rhodes.

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Norrissey’s G1 Climax 28 Review Night Four

G1 Climax 28 Review Night Four

19 July 2018

Live from Korakuen Hall, In the Shadows of TGI Fridays, Tokyo

You can read my preview of the entire tournament here.

You can read my Night One review here.

You can read my Night Two review here.

You can read my Night Three review here.

The stage is set for the B Block to regain supremacy in match quality, as tonight, Kenny Omega fights Hirooki Goto in a Champion vs. Champion match.  It’s also a rematch of the G1 26 finals from two years ago.  Elsewhere, Juice Robinson looks to rebound from his first loss as he takes on Kota Ibushi.  Oh, also, Tomohiro Ishii takes on Tetsuya Naito.  NBD.

Your commentators for the morning are Kevin Kelly and Rocky Romero.

Read moreNorrissey’s G1 Climax 28 Review Night Four

WWF Superstars of Wrestling – December 28th, 1991

December 28, 1991

From the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, TX

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Mr. Perfect

This week’s featured match has the Legion of Doom defend the Tag Team Titles against The Rockers. Plus, Roddy Piper as guest on the “Funeral Parlor.” Also in action are Repo Man, Big Bossman, and Rick Martel then we learn about the rest of the Royal Rumble competitors.

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Michael Cole, Bay-bay!!!

Adam Cole, Michael's Cole's bullying older brother comes up from NXT.  Do you work their brotherhood into an angle right away or let it build to a 60 minute Iron Match at Wrestlemania?  

I would expect nothing less than Tommy Dreamer-doing-Raven's-pose reactions from the audience the first time Michael stands over his fallen brother and says the words. 

You know that Michael Cole’s real name is…you  know what, never mind, let’s just go with your idea!

Monday Night Raw – February 16, 2004

Monday Night Raw
Date: February 16, 2004
Location: Centennial Gardens Arena, Bakersfield, California
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

We’re less than a month away from Wrestlemania and it’s time to crank things up a bit. The World Title match is at least partially set but the question now is what happens between Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit after Michaels stole Benoit’s title shot last week in something I still don’t think is legal. Let’s get to it.

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NXT – July 18, 2018

Date: July 18, 2018
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Mauro Ranallo, Percy Watson

Tonight we get to see one of NXT’s best features in action. The main event of this week’s show is a triple threat match for the #1 contendership to the Women’s Title. Around here, that’s something that can headline a show without blinking an eye. On any other show, such a thing would be insane. Let’s get to it.

Read moreNXT – July 18, 2018

Wednesday Night Tidbits

All the news that fits, we print!

  • TMZ reports that Mr. Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne, is getting the itch to enter the grappling game. If Ronda goes heel he could be the world’s best version of K-Fed!
  • NXT’s Instagram published a photo of Dallas Page teaching DDP Yoga to the Performance Centre trainees and presumably continuing to be an all-around great guy.
  • Impact Wrestling announced on Twitter that their Slammiversary PPV has sold out, with tickets only available for TV tapings the next two nights. Since retooling as a glorified Canadian indie with a potentially lucrative tape library, the former “TNA Wrestling” has been steadily building a new audience.
  • In another blow to Progress Wrestling, Zach Sabre Jr. has had to drop out of the upcoming Progress Wembley show on Sept. 30Th, citing New Japan commitments. At this rate, he may end up doing spot shows for Rev Pro and others in the UK between his primary commitments.

And as always, discuss!