Redemption 2018

Redemption 2018
Date: April 22, 2018
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Don Callis

It’s the first pay per view in nearly six months (Not counting the nothing One Night Only shows because….well who does really?) and the main event as changed about ten days ago due to Alberto El Patron having high levels of Alberto El Patron. Now it’s Austin Aries defending the World Title against Pentagon Jr. and Fenix in a rematch from Impact Wrestling vs. Lucha Underground. Let’s get to it.

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Literally a wrestlemania question

Hi and all that. Wrestlemania is a spectacle known all over the world and I understand why they would never change the name. However given that Vince hates the word “wrestling” so much, if he could go back in time and name the event something else what do you think it would be? 

The Big Event?  He did eventually work that one in.  If you’re not using “wrestling” in the name, it would have to be pretty generic.  

Coliseum Video

Growing up in the Coliseum Video era, as a kid my favorite thing about it was seeing”marquee” matchups that you’d otherwise never see because the characters have no issue. e.g. I’m watching Big Bossman vs Rick Martel from Rampage ‘93 for some reason. I stumbled upon a shockingly entertaining Orient Express vs Power & Glory match earlier.

My question is, who from today’s era would you like to see in a meaningless one-off Coliseum Video match? Just for grins I’ll say Usos vs Revival, Tyler Breeze vs Seth Rollins, and Samoa Joe vs Killian Dain.

​I think something like Reigns & Rollins v. Gallows & Anderson would be a lot of fun, but honestly with the 3 hour RAW and 2 hour Smackdown every week, they burn through a LOT of combinations and it doesn’t feel like there’s a lot of fresh matches left.  ​

Taker and Kane

Question: I remember when Mankind first debuted, whatever his dumb classical-musical-protege backstory was, he got over immediately because he went over the Undertaker. And NOBODY goes over the Undertaker.

So my question, inspired by a rewatch of Survivor Series 98 (still a great show!): in their 20000 matches, has Kane *ever* actually gone over the Undertaker, relatively clean?  

(“clean” in the wrestling sense, meaning heels always cheat, but still, I think you know what I mean.)

​I wanna say he beat Taker a couple of times in 2010 when he was World champion, but I’m blanking on any other instances off the top of my head.  ​

Brock after mania

Any truth to the rumors of Brock losing his shit to Vince and Shane having to step in?  Any info on that?

100% work.  No one has any idea what the point was supposed to be, but they were just “working the boys” according to the Observer.

Smackdown – November 20, 2003

Date: November 20, 2003
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz

We’re past Survivor Series and that means a few months of calm as Smackdown doesn’t have a pay per view until January and it’s own show isn’t until February. There are several ways to go with the World Title hunt at the moment but Chris Benoit, who made Brock Lesnar tap out on Sunday, should be the likely next challenger. Let’s get to it.

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