The Wednesday Wackness

Hopefully everyone enjoyed the Halloween Havoc ’93 rant and my tag team list from the Sporting News.  I’ve had a bunch of requests for the WWE Unreleased DVD set as a Coliseum-style rant, but I’m broke AF at the moment and I can’t find it here in Saskatoon anywhere, anyway, so instead I’ve done the Hidden Gems stuff from the WWE Network in that style, broken into two parts: 80s for the first part, and 90s and beyond for the second.  So we’ll start tomorrow with that.

Tonight:  More of the baseballs as the Blue Jays limp towards the end of the season, Big Brother sees the group of complete morons further reduced to Paul and the three idiots he wants to bring with him to the end, and one of these days I’m gonna finish the Defenders on Netflix and maybe check out the Tick on Amazon Prime, but not today.

Also, another reason why RetroPie is just the best:  I can finally play Virtual Pro Wrestling 2 for the N64!  Misawa v. Stan Hansen in the baseball stadium, BABEE!  But holy cow it works beautifully and actually runs even better than WM2000 or No Mercy do on the Pi.

Talk about all of the stuff here tonight!


Wrestling Observer Flashback–10.25.93

Hey, we’re back.  I literally had a week’s worth of material finished and ready to post by last Wednesday with the Mae Young Classic rants and then after setting it all to post and watching the hits roll in, realized on Sunday night at 10:00pm that I didn’t have anything ready for Monday morning on the blog. The Mae Young gravy train has finally dried up! So let’s jump back into the Observers again.

Also, for those playing along at home, this one is filed under “October 5” in the Observer archives for some reason.

Previously on the Flashback…

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Where do we go from here?

OK, so non-binding straw poll time here.  Now that the Mae Young Classic is wrapping up, I’d like to get some opinions on where I should proceed from here, review-wise.  Observer Recaps continue forever, obviously.  97 RAW is a given, I’m gonna keep going with those.  I don’t have much interest in Nitro so we’ll table those reviews for the time being.  Old School is also a given and I’ll keep doing those.  However, with other content it’s kind of a crapshoot numbers-wise and opinions seem to shift between “I don’t really care about this” to “How come you stopped doing [x] reviews?” so I figured I’d get some actual opinions.  Keeping in mind that I have a full-time job already and about 90 minutes per show is my limit for what my family will tolerate, I’ve got some alternatives here to vote on.  I stopped doing 86 WCW years ago and didn’t pick it up on the Network because the run had some big holes in it, but I think they’re complete now and I could start those again and thus added it to the list.  You can also vote for your own answer if you’ve got a better idea.

Anyway, this is just a poll, which is not legally binding, unless Proposition 304 passes, and we all pray it will.

Sunday Night Thread

Hey, it’s Sunday, and the footballs are back with the Springfield Isotopes in action, led by quarterback Stan “the Boy” Taylor.  Go topes!

Best wishes and good luck to everyone getting battered by hurricanes tonight.

Tomorrow its Mae Young Classic…uh, I guess we’re out of shows.  So back to Observers again until I figure out what to do next.  Back to World Championship Wrestling from 86 again?

Talk about it here, and stay safe!

Five Nights at Threaddies

Ed Nordholm announced that they are not selling GFW to WWE, and in fact they’re just going to monetize the TNA library themselves for $7.99 / month with their own streaming service, along with anyone else who might want to join in.  I dunno, for $8 I might give it a try because I can always find more stuff to review.

The main event of UFC 215 in Edmonton is cancelled, due to Ray Borg developing an illness during the week and getting pulled by the medical people.  Good thing I didn’t bother making plans to drive there tomorrow for the show.

Tonight there’s baseball, and I’ve got two last episodes of the Mae Young Classic going up over the weekend, leading up to the live finale on Tuesday!  Talk about everything here tonight.


The SmarK Rant for the Mae Young Classic–S01E05

The SmarK Rant for the Mae Young Classic – S01E05

After I finished the initial four episodes, the next four dropped on the Network, and apparently “snarking on the women” equals pageviews. So let’s carry on.

Holy cow, I actually got a COMMERCIAL at the beginning of the show. Haven’t seen any for months, in fact. Aside from the dozen or so that litter every PPV, AMIRITE?

So our field is down to 16 after some questionable booking decisions, and the second round commences.

Taped from Orlando, FL

Your hosts are JR & Lita, sounding about as bored as they did on the first night.

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The Wednesday Wackness

Jeff Jarrett breaks up with Ed Nordholm, world continues not giving a shit, film at 11.

Tomorrow begins the next batch of Mae Young Classic rants as we proceed to the second round and beyond.

Hopefully no baseball games last into the 19th inning tonight.

I have a new column launching on the Sporting News this week called “Monday Night Wrong”, beginning with a look at WCW champ David Arquette!

Talk about life and stuff here tonight.