The Friday Night Thread

Hey, we’re back up after a temporary outage.  Not my fault, it was on the server side. Or maybe it was Alberto El Patron, we’re still investigating with the authorities.

Reports on Brock’s future continue to be contradictory, but we do know that he’s under WWE contract until Wrestlemania, and he can’t fight until January 2018 because of his drug failure in his last fight.  I’m still pretty sure he’s dropping the title at SummerFest, though.

Chat about the stuff tonight, and hopefully the web host won’t die again on me.

The Equalizer < Dino Bravo

Dear Scott,

I know Bravo is considered the worst, but what about The Equalizer aka Dave Sullivan? Just watched his Superbrawl IV match against Jungle Jim Steel, and ho-leee smokes what a gigantic shitshow that was. Much thanks to Equalizer’s absolute lack of talent in any important aspect of pro wrestling: abysmal selling (worst dropkick sell i’ve ever seen), tons of miscommunication (admittedly, it was against JUNGLE JIM STEEL!!! WHO THE HELL BOOKED THIS??), brutal offense, no heat, no crowd interaction, there is NOTHING there!

​You’d get no argument from me that Evad Sullivan was worse than Bravo. ​

What the World Was Watching: Monday Night RAW – April 10, 1995

McMahon promises to show footage of Sid’s attack on Shawn Michaels despite the fact that such footage has already aired on Superstars and The Action Zone.  He also hypes tonight’s six-man tag match between Bret Hart, Bob Holly, and the 1-2-3 Kid and Hakushi, Owen Hart, and Yokozuna.  Owen cuts a brief promo about how the heel team will squash the babyfaces, with Yokozuna getting in his usual “BANZAI!”

Vince McMahon and Jerry Lawler are in the booth via the green screen and they are taped from Poughkeepsie, New York.

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Nick Mondo’s The Trade

Because I posted an old CZW show review on here (and important people read the Blog of Doom) the company behind ‘Sick’ Nick Mondo’s film The Trade sent me a review copy to have a look at, which is terribly nice of them. I watched Mondo’s earlier documentary Unscarred years ago but that was produced by people still in the mid-2000s mentality of STITCHES ARE FOR BITCHES, WEAR THE SCAR YEAHHH so let’s see what mature film-maker Matthew Burns (the man behind the sickness) can make for himself.

(Note: The subject matter is death matches, so if you’re not up for a bit of the old ultraviolence then don’t click.)

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New E-Book/Paperback: KB’s Complete 2002 Monday Night Raw Reviews

It was the worst of times….and it’s mostly downhill from there. Monday Night Raw has been on the air for the better part of twenty five years and there have been a lot of ups and downs but 2002 is regularly near the bottom of the list.  In this book, I’m going back through the entire year and looking at every episode to see just how bad things got. There is so much to cover ranging from the final months of Steve Austin’s time as a WWE regular to the Brand Split to the period where WWE scrambled to replace Austin to the rise of Brock Lesnar to Katie Vick to the Shawn Michaels and Triple H Love Fest. I’ll be breaking down each show match by match and segment by segment, including analysis, ratings and historical content included.

The book is available as either an e-book ($2.99) or a regular paperback ($9.99) and are now available on Amazon. If you’re interested in the e-book but don’t have a Kindle or anything to read it on, there are several free apps from Amazon that you can get for whatever platform you like. You can see those right here.

You can pick up the book from Amazon here:

E-Book:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0742QFYY4

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1521887594

From the UK Amazon here:

E-Book:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0742QFYY4

Paperback:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1521887594

Or if you’re in another country with its own Amazon site, just search “KB Raw 2002” and it should be the first thing to pop up.

Also you can still get any of my previous books on the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, Monday Night Raw from 1997, 1998, 2001 and the first half of 2014, Monday Nitro from 1995-1998, In Your House, Summerslam, Starrcade, ECW Pay Per Views, Royal Rumble, Saturday Night’s Main Event, the WWF and WCW pay per views from 1998, Wrestlemania, WWE Grab Bag and Clash of the Champions at my author’s page here.

I hope you like it and shoot me any questions you might have.

Thomas Hall

BoD Daily Update: July 21st, 2017

Donovan Dijak Heading To WWE

http://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/donovan-dijak-headed-wwe-239601

 

Brock Lesnar Update

Lesnar is advertised to appear on the September 11th edition of RAW

http://pwinsider.com/article/111062/brock-added-to-another-raw-bazler-update.html?p=1

 

FloSlam Free Match

You can view WALTER vs. David Starr from the first round of this year’s wXw 16 Carat Gold Tournament by clicking on the link below

http://www.floslam.tv/video/1229917-wxw-david-starr-vs-walter#.WXH0oVEpCUk

 

Also, vote in this week’s shoot interview poll by clicking here