The Wednesday Wackness

Tonight!  It’s the go-home show for NXT Brooklyn, and if we’re being honest I’ve kinda forgotten about that show coming up on Saturday, too.  Pretty sure it’ll be great, though.

The forests of Alberta are apparently burning down at the moment, so all of Saskatchewan is covered in smoke and an eerie red glow that’s really yucky.

Later tonight, Tommy will have the NXT report up!  Tomorrow, it’s Survivor Series 98, which I redid a couple of years ago just before the tournament won by Roman Reigns.


The SmarK RAW Rant–11.09.98

The SmarK RAW Rant – 11.09.98

One week to go until Survivor Series!

Taped from Dallas, TX, drawing a sellout 13,000 and obliterating Nitro in the ratings by the biggest margin in history to that point.

I’ve been hearing good things about that Kurt Angle guy doing dark matches at this point. Seems like they have high hopes for him.

Your hosts are JR & Jerry Lawler

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–06.09.97

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 06.09.97

Last night was King of the Ring! It sucked!

If you’d like to catch up on what Bret and Shawn were up to at the show and before this one, here’s my special Observer recap:

Live from Hartford, CT.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jim Ross.

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–Bret v. Shawn Slapfight Special Edition!

Wrestling Observer Flashback – Bret v. Shawn Special Edition!

Okey doke, so in the 1997 RAW rants thus far, we’ve alluded to the all the crazy stuff happening behind the scenes with Bret and Shawn, but what EXACTLY was that? Well, Dave was covering it extensively in the Observer at the time, so here’s a mini-Flashback covering the top stories of the idiotic drama happening between two supposedly grown men, leading up to the blowup after King of the Ring…

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Strong Style Saturday Thread

So today it hit record high of 40 degrees C here in Saskatoon (about 110F for the Trumpians) and OF COURSE this is when our A/C unit chooses to have the capacitor die after 6 years of service.  So I’m hot and sticky and grumpy about it.

I’ve got Hidden Gems this morning, Sunday Night Heat (GOOD GOD THE HEAT) tomorrow morning, and I’m working on something different and cool for Monday that everyone will likely enjoy.

Talk about how freakin’ hot it is, or whatever else, today!  And try to stay cool!


The SmarK Rant for WWF King of the Ring 1997

The SmarK Rant for WWF King of the Ring 1997

(This was originally written sometime in 2000, during the period when I changing from “Netcop Rant” to “SmarK Rant” for stupid legal reasons and didn’t yet have the new website name nailed down yet.  We are of course at this point in the 97 RAW rants, but FUCK OFF if you think I’m watching this show again.  Sure it’s not BAD, but it’s deathly dull and watching the buildup didn’t make me want to sit through it again in the least.  Now of course, all the interesting stuff happened AFTER the show, which we’ll get to in the next RAW ‘97 rant…) 

Live from Providence, Rhode Island, drawing 9312 and a paltry 177,000 buys on PPV, lowest of all-time for the KOTR and one of the lowest WWF buyrates in history.

Your hosts are Vince and Good Ol’ JR.

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