Friday Night Thread

Speaking to Newsweek regarding his assessment of Daniel Bryan, neurosurgeon Dr. Robert Cantu said that “Bryan is currently asymptomatic, has a normal detailed neurological and cognitive neuropsychological examination, normal EEG, and an MRI that showed no definite evidence of a prior brain injury.”

Molly Holly is to induct Ivory into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Ahead of NJPW Strong Style Evolved from Long Beach on Sunday, here’s a Sports Illustrated article about the Young Bucks vs. Golden Lovers main event.

You know what to do…


BoD Daily Update: March 23rd, 2018 Interview With The Young Bucks


Ex-NFL Punter Pat McAfee to Join the NXT Takeover: New Orleans Kickoff Show


RoH Throwback Match of the Week

You can watch AJ Styles vs. Matt Sydal vs. Austin Aries vs. Jack Evans from 3/31/06

What the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – September 23, 1995

Vince McMahon recaps how Henry Godwinn has been on a “slopping spree” in recent weeks and chronicles his battles with the Million Dollar Corporation.

McMahon, Jerry Lawler, and Jim Ross are in the booth and concluding the tapings in Erie, Pennsylvania.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WWF Superstars – September 23, 1995

New Paperback: KB’s WWE Grab Bag

Over the years WWE has aired a lot of pay per views and major shows. You’ve probably seen most of the big ones, be it Wrestlemania, the Royal Rumble, Summerslam or Survivor Series. Those shows are always hyped up and treated as the biggest shows of the year but what about the other shows? Just because something isn’t treated as something very important doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t be looked at again as there is almost always something hidden in there worth checking out.

In this book, I’ll be taking a look at forty WWF/E specials airing over a period of over thirty years. These shows include pay per views, big time house shows that were taped for TV and live WWE Network specials. I’ll be including play by play and analysis as we take a look at a long series of shows that you might have forgotten about as some of them weren’t the biggest shows in the world but they’re certainly worth checking out. These are all new reviews that were specifically done for this book.

The paperback sells for $10.99 and is available through Amazon. If you’re not big on the physical book, the e-book is still available as well. In case you don’t have a Kindle or device to read an e-book, there are plenty of FREE apps you can get from Amazon for pretty much any electronic device, all of which are available at this link.

You can pick up the paperback from Amazon here.

From the UK Amazon here.

If you’re in another country with its own Amazon page or want the e-book, just search “KB Grab Bag” and it should be the first thing to come up.

Also you can still get any of my previous books on the WWE Championship, the Intercontinental Championship, Monday Night Raw from 1997, 1998 and 2001, 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, NXT 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


TV Title

Hey Scott, I guess WWE had pulled it together and they have a good card for mania.

I have a question. Why hasnt WWE brought back the TV Title?  The title could be defended across all brands. I know adding a 3rd midcard title doesnt make much sense, but if you defend across the 4 brands, makes it interesting.

Also, have you ever ranted on WCW/NJPW supershows?

​You know, I was just thinking they needed another title to defend!  
And no, I've never done the Supershows.  WWE doesn't seem to count them as "real" WCW PPVs (or When Worlds Collide for that matter) so who knows if they'll ever show up on the Network.​

Brock Lesnar/UFC

I was listening to a Podcast with Chael Sonnen and Chris Jericho recently. Jericho asked Sonnen if he believes Brock can just return to UFC despite what happened with the testing right away. Sonnen said that Brock would not be able to fight for 14 months from the date he signs with UFC so therefore does not see Lesnar ever going back for that fact as he is not getting any younger. Would you or anybody here on the blog whose well informed of how that works be able to elaborate on that?

​He's referring to the fact that Brock "retired" from UFC before he could finish serving out his suspension for doping in the Mark Hunt fight, so in theory if he returned he would probably need to finish the remaining two years of the suspension.  However, he can put himself into the pool of USADA testing before he actually signs, and that starts the clock again.  Plus realistically there's ways to make things happen if you're UFC.  They could always do the fight on a yacht in international waters, where no laws apply!  Plus then the undercard would be filled with monkey knife fights. ​

Impact Wrestling – March 22, 2018

Impact Wrestling
Date: March 22, 2018
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Sonjay Dutt

It’s time to find out what happened last week in Feast or Fired. Tonight is the opening of the briefcases and that means three people are getting title shots while a fourth is getting fired. The firing isn’t the biggest surprise in the world but there’s still some interest elsewhere. Let’s get to it.

Read moreImpact Wrestling – March 22, 2018

Thursday Night Thread

According to PW Insider, WWE is in talks with Hulk Hogan for a potential return to the company. WWE responded with the statement: “We have had discussions with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) about how he can help others learn from his mistakes, however, he is not under any contract with WWE.”

Vader has said that he is to have “full blown open heart surgery” on Monday.

Mick Foley has endorsed Kane (or more accurately Glenn Jacobs) for mayor of Knox County.

You know what to do…

Missed opportunity – Bryan VS Roman

So we know they are higher on Roman Reigns than they ever were on Daniel Bryan. Well, they blew their opportunity. They should've have Roman win the match against Brock, then do the over the top celebration and have a bunch of legends come out to congratulate him. Then, as Daniel Bryan congratulates him, have Roman turn, sucker punch him, and then give him a crazy beat down.

Everyone would be shocked because they kept the news that he was cleared, a secret. Then we'd actually have our shocking moment that we rarely get anymore because of the internet.

Then boom, bryans first feud is set up against newly minted uber heel Roman Reigns, and they are set through summerslam.

Missed opportunity.

​Yeah, turn the guy who they've spent four years building up as the top babyface, leaving them with nothing on RAW and the hope that Bryan won't be concussed again.  I'm gonna say that's not great long-term planning.​

Austin Turn: Did you know?

Hey Scott,
Lots of love for WM X7. Did you know beforehand that Austin was going to turn? Did Meltzer or anyone else report it in advance? And whether or not you knew before, what was your reaction in the moment?

​Yeah, everyone had known since around Royal Rumble I wanna say, it wasn't a well-guarded secret or anything.  However, to see them actually pull the trigger at Wrestlemania was kind of mind-blowing, kind of like the Hulk turn but without the financial upside.  ​