The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite / Late Night Dynamite – 09.23.20

The SmarK Rant for AEW (Late Night) Dynamite and then Normal Time Dynamite – 09.22.20 / 09.23.20

This show aired WAY too late here in the Saskatchewan Time Zone on TSN, 11pm to be exact, so let’s hit it before Dynamite.  Well actually this is being written AFTER Dynamite and I’m just editing it at the top to keep things in order.  Not that it matters either way.  YOU’LL STILL READ IT AND LIKE IT, BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Dunno where that came from.  On with the shows!

Read moreThe SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite / Late Night Dynamite – 09.23.20

Daily News Update – September 23, 2020

Didn’t end up watching Dynamite After Dark because I’m old and wanted to go to bed and 11pm is no time for a wrestling show!  It’s on the DVR so I might end up doing it tonight with regular Dynamite.

Retribution Scheduled For Important Pay Per View Match

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/retribution-scheduled-major-pay-per-view-match/

NXT Was Hit By Coronavirus

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/nxt-shaken-coronavirus-outbreak/

WWE Is Selling Wine

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-releasing-wine-collection-featuring-wrestling-legends/

WWE Wants Davey Boy Smith Jr. Back

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-interested-international-star-big-nxt-uk-push/

 

Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

Tonight!  It’s AEW Dark and then a bonus episode of Dynamite whenever the NBA game is over!

I’m not reviewing Dark but I’ll be checking out the Dynamite episode.

And hey, check out what came in the mail from the Pro Wrestling Tees mystery shirt deal today…

LOVE IT!  Cost me an arm and a leg and some jazz hands with shipping, but totally worth it.

In other news, apparently somewhere between “one” and “many” NXT talent have the Covid, although details are sketchy.

RAW’s rating was about the same as last week, which is still terrible.

I’m only at like 50 stars on Mario 64 because I’m old and don’t have all the levels memorized anymore.  GODDAMMIT WHERE’S THAT FRIGGIN’ 8TH RED COIN ALREADY?

Have a pleasant evening.

The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 05.25.02

The SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 05.25.02

Yes, it’s the WWE Network, where their motto is “We’ll just add whatever random stuff no one asked for, and do it in drops of 10 episodes at a time but leave large gaps in between the episodes and then wonder why no one cares about the classic content”.

Granted it’s not a very catchy motto but it sure is descriptive!

Read moreThe SmarK Rant for WWE Velocity – 05.25.02

Daily News Update – September 22, 2020

Man Tommy was a lot more forgiving of that RAW than Dave and Bryan were this morning.

Retribution Mostly Unmasks

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/breaking-retribution-members-unmask-officially-revealed-monday-night-raw/

Two New Clash Of Champions Title Matches Set

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/new-title-match-set-clash-champions-3/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/united-states-title-match-set-clash-champions/

Serena Deeb Is All Elite

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aew-announces-new-familiar-signing/

Trumpmania!

Needless to say, I’ve requested a copy to review…


New York, NY September 21st, 2020– As the anticipation builds to the 2020 Presidential Election, TrumpMania: Vince McMahon, WWE and the Making of America’s 45th President. 2020 Election Special Edition is the most comprehensive look to date of the on screen and off mutually beneficial relationship between Donald Trump, Vince & Linda McMahon and the WWE in this 60,000 word book.

Read moreTrumpmania!

nWo controlled by DOD?

Hear me out on this. Kevin Sullivan promised to rid the world of Hulkamania. He promised to drive Hogan to the dark side and bring a dark era upon WCW. I believe he promised to do the same to Sting at one point. The Dungeon Of Doom promised “untold prophecies” that unfolded after their “demise”. Well Hulk turned heel and went dark. The dark era on wcw, from a storyline standpoint, was WCW vs. nWo. Sting went dark when he went Crow. The untold prophecies were the nWo itself. Also in conspiracy theories the “New World Order” are often just the public fronted politicians and puppets doing the bidding of nefarious and often supernatural ring leaders. Well it would stand to reason that the nWo would be the cool heels that they absolutely were to get footing with the people all the while doing the bidding of the more “cartoonish” but REAL ring leaders Kevin Sullivan and the demons of the Dungeon Of Doom.

It makes perfect sense and what a twist it would have been to end the angle on!

We’ve been staring at the real truth all this time!

Daily News Update – September 20, 2020

For those not around yesterday, the site was down due to a malicious crypto-mining exploit caused by a WordPress plugin that was compromised earlier in the month.  Basically I had to erase the site and rebuild it from the most recent backup, which thankfully cleared up the problem.

Because we were down for so long yesterday I’m gonna leave SNME #1 up for a while longer, in case you didn’t have a chance to read it.

Melina Returning To WWE

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/former-champion-returning-wwe-long-absence/

Two New Matches Set For Clash Of Champions

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/major-gimmick-title-match-set-clash-champions/

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/new-title-match-set-clash-champions-2/

WATCH: Undertaker Plays Video Games

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/video-the-undertaker-plays-video-games-with-his-family/

How Paul Heyman And Roman Reigns Will Be Presented On Smackdown

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/paul-heyman-roman-reigns-will-presented-smackdown/

Jon Moxley Competing In Bloodsport

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/jon-moxley-competing-in-bloodsport-fight/

 

Back in Business (mostly)

Hi, thanks for your patience with all the bullshit today. Long story short, the site was somehow hacked with a crypto-mining script that I couldn’t get rid of, and I had to take the site offline for hours while combing through dozens of directories manually in Unix to try and find the culprit. Eventually I just ended up having to nuke the site completely and restore everything from the most recent backup, which thankfully happens every morning. I’m missing a few minor plugins and I still have to manually restore all the photos, but the script is now gone and thankfully the site is extremely fast again.

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event – 05.11.85

Screw it, I’ve been wanting to redo these from the start forever now and we might as well just jump into it so I can purge the awful “new format” versions for good.  I didn’t start watching these until 1986, with 12 year old me anxiously waiting for the quarterly episodes at 11:30PM because I guess West Coast feeds weren’t a thing back then.

Read moreThe SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #1 – 05.11.85

Daily News Update – September 19, 2020

It’s the weekend and ALL MARIO ALL THE TIME, BAY-BAY.  I’m also amused that nearly my entire friends list on the Switch is playing it as well.  120 stars by Sunday or bust!

Cameron Grimes is the next geek introduced for the Gauntlet Eliminator next week

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/cameron-grimes-confirmed-wwe-nxt-gauntlet-eliminator-match-320491

G-1 starts today, and we’ve got coverage from Rick Poehling on the way! 

The Big Ol’ Super-Duper Wiz-Bang 2020 G-1 Climax Preview!

Daily News Update – September 18, 2020

Finally the weekend is nearly upon us and I can spend it playing Mario!

Ronda Rousey Teases WWE Return

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/ronda-rousey-teases-wwe-return-big-way/

Dynamite Match Turns Into Shoot

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aew-dynamite-match-turns-real-life-fight/

WATCH: Eddie Kingston Takes A Shot At WWE With A Cookie

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/video-eddie-kingston-takes-shot-wwe-using-cookie/

The SmarK Rant for NXT – 09.17.20

The SmarK Rant for NXT – 09.17.20

Well, I’ve got a couple of hours to kill before I can play Super Mario 3D All-Stars, so let’s knock out some NXT.  Also releasing by the time you read this is WWE Battlegrounds, and the fact that I have seen or heard about ZERO gameplay footage or even mention of the game from WWE itself cannot be a good sign.

Live from Orlando, FL

Your hosts are Wade Barrett & Vic Joseph

Read moreThe SmarK Rant for NXT – 09.17.20

Daily News Update – September 17, 2020

Oooo, my phone updated to iOS 14 last night.  And it mostly looks the same to me.  Who says Apple isn’t innovating?

But more importantly, at midnight tonight I can finally play SUPER MARIO 3D ALL STARS!  Apparently the games are being emulated by the Switch and they’re not actually new versions.  However, this does mean that the Switch can fully emulate N64, Gamecube and Wii, which is kind of mind-blowing in itself.

Next Takeover Set

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/next-nxt-takeover-announced-rather-fast-turnaround/

Will Hobbs Is All Elite

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aew-announces-another-new-signing/

Wade Barrett Is With NXT Full Time

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/nxt-officially-announces-a-new-signing/