Monday Night Open Mic

“‘Be a bush if you can’t be a tree. If you can’t be a highway, just be a trail. If you can’t be a sun, be a star. For it isn’t by size that you win or fail. Be the best of whatever you are.’.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

(That’s actually a quote on a picture I kept in my son’s room from the day he was born. When he went away to college, he took that picture with him. It was a proud mom moment.)

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Tonight actually marks the go home show for the Royal Rumble. For real? Damn I have been so lost with WWE main shows. Between NXT and trying to like AEW (not there yet, trying hard though), no time for this RAW/Smackdown silliness.

But I heard last week’s RAW was decent so maybe I’ll give tonight a whirl. We’ve got Andrade vs. Rey Rey in a ladder match for the U.S. title. Randy Orton vs. Drew McIntyre. Probably more Seth Rollins than we’ll want. Is Brock supposed to be on TV tonight? Who knows. Maybe they will build the women’s Rumble a little bit. Probably not though.

The Rock put out about an 8 minute video statement following the death of his father. He says early that his father died quick and he didn’t get a chance to say good bye.

 

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My family and I thank you 🙏🏾♥️ Go hug your loved ones hard, while you still can. I love you. DJ #ripsoulman

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Already midway through the month of January are we? I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It’s the second-to-last RAW before the Royal Rumble and the official start to the Road to the Wrestlemania and there’s a lot of work to do to drum up interest. I hate to already jinx the Wrestlemania in my home region, but Wrestlemanias with boring build-ups usually suck. I’m hopeful that RAW can get a little better.

That being said I won’t know tonight because I will be watching the Football game instead. I think the Tigers will win.

There are two separate reviews on the NXT UK Takeover Show. Read them both please as Scott and Thomas have put in hard work to provide content.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Good lord did this holiday season wear me out. I am so happy things seemed back to routine this Monday. Always breaks my heart to see my son head back off to college, but such is parent life and it gets easier each time.

RAW is live tonight and Brock Lesmar returns in time for one of his contract PPV appearances at the Royal Rumble. It’s going to hard core build for the Rumble for the three shows so be ready for it. And then it’s Wrestlemania right here in my backyard.

Speaking of Wrestlemania, I’m going to give you guys a gift when the time comes. I will have something that the authority won’t want you to see. That’s all I can tell you for now, but in a couple of months I’ll disclose more.

(That’s called a tease for those of you not familiar with the business)

Meanwhile as we prepare for war, enjoy RAW or watch the second to last bowl game on ESPN or prepare for the start of the Greatest Jeopardy Match of All Time starting tomorrow. There’s PBS documentary on Joe McCarthy I might peep too.

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy!

Is it Monday? I guess it is. I lose track of the days this time of year.

I hope everyone is enjoying the final minutes of the holiday season. Soon it will be 2020 and who know what that will bring.

RAW tonight is….ummm…is it live? I don’t know. I can’t even tell you what’s scheduled. There are some bowl games and other stuff to watch too.

Just have a good night and keep it clean!

Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone is having a nice close to the Holiday season. It truly is my favorite time of year, but I’m equally happy when it’s over.

Is RAW live tonight? Hell if I know. It’s probably their Christmas episode which means it’ll be a little less overbearing than normal. I know we have Seth Rollins vs. Rey Mister for the U.S. Title, but I’m not sure past that.

GREAT Monday Night game between the Vikings and the Packers. Pretty sure it’s the final MNF game of the season too.

Enjoy the evening and keep it Merry!

Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope everyone had a great weekend and maybe got a little holiday shopping done. Couple of items.

WWE released The Ascension, Sin Cara and Luke Harper yesterday. Everyone likes Luke of course, I’ll also say that Viktor from the Ascension always stood out to me as someone with a lot of talent.

Sami Zayn had to set some moron straight. Of course it was in Florida. I swear living here I can safely say I know what Dark Helmet feels like (Spaceballs reference for those of you not familiar).

RAW is live tonight. Rusev and Lana are getting “divorced” and hopefully Rusev kicks more ass.

I am sitting at a hockey game. GO LIGHTNING. You, however, can watch what you like.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a great weekend, a great long holiday weekend in the states and just a normal great weekend for other areas of this big wide world.

RAW tonight should continue with the Seth Rollins heel turn, which got off to a good start last week in my opinion. I know it’s shocking that kind of a whiny hypocritical dude in real life can pull off being a whiny hypocritical character. There is also a Charlotte vs. Kabuki Warriors handicap match advertised and I’m worried about how inept they will make Asuka and Kairi look.

NXT picked up another ratings win, probably because all those young cool TV watches that AEW gets actually decided to hit the bars Wednesday. Make fun of old viewers if you want, but they’re loyal. That’s why Law & Order SVU has been on for 22 seasons.

Seahwawks-Vikings is your EXCELLENT Monday Night Football matchup.

Six NBA, Five NHL, limited slate of men’s college basketball, little more on the women’s side.

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I hope everyone had a nice weekend. In the states it’s the big prep period for Thanksgiving and the official start of the holiday retail season. Anyone out there going to truck over some old lady to get a big screen TV?

Lots of wrestling this weekend. Saw Takeover, loved it, really loved the women’s War Games match and explained why in a detailed comment on Scott’s Rant. Saw about 70 percent of Survivor Series, it wasn’t bad, was moving well, will try to finish it tomorrow. Saw about half of Austin’s sit down with Undertaker, seemed like it was a good honest conversation.

RAW tonight wraps up this four-day plunge into Chicagoland. Asuka-Charlotte, Styles-Carrillo are two matches announced for tonight.

Damn good Monday night football game with the Ravens traveling to Hollywood to face the Rams. Plenty of NBA and NHL on the docket. I’ll be in my seats at Amalie Arena cheering on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight as they play the Buffalo Sabres.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a good weekend. Isn’t really a whole bunch to talk about outside of CM Punk returning to WWE-related programming. It’s not a total shock if the guy still has an eventual goal of main eventing a Wrestlemania. Whether he returns to the ring eventually (he will) or not, if that’s still a goal it’s one that he wouldn’t be able to accomplish in AEW. So let’s see if he moves the needle.

RAW has the Survivor Series go home tonight. One of the matches advertised is Seth Rollins vs. Andrade, which should be very good if they are given the time. Otherwise be on the lookout for the expected run-ins, brawls and backstage attacks.

Chiefs-Charges from Mexico City is your Monday Night Football game. Tons of basketball, both professional and college.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a nice weekend. It was Remembrance Day in Canada and today is Veteran’s Day in the U.S.A. If anyone on this blog served know that this poster does not take your sacrifice for granted. Whether we agree or disagree on conflicts or other things, I appreciate those that made the decision to wear the uniforms and represent our nations.

And with that being said RAW is live tonight and surely pushing to Survivor Series. There is a very good Monday Night Game on with the Seahawks and 49ers.

We are one day from the start of Disney+.

As for the Full Gear PPV. I liked most of it. If they really believe Page is going to be a star it was a good move to put him over Pac. The Jericho-Cody match could’ve been 15-18 minutes and just as good. The MJF turn was well done, but in now way a surprise.

Moxley-Omega was absolute trash. It should be placed in a landfill. The only good thing about Cody-Jericho going 30 minutes was that it chopped 10 minutes off the crap that followed.

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Quick update as a potentially interesting RAW is happening. Not so much because of Brock Lesnar chasing down Rey Rey but because of the fallout from the travel home after Blood Money in the Bank II.

Apparently the NXT kids are there and looking for a fight too.

Giants-Cowboys is YOUR Monday Night Football game.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I’m composing this a little earlier than it will appear so I have no clue what’s happening on RAW tonight outside of the King’s Court segment with Lana/Lashley and Rusev.

Steelers/Dolphins is your awful Monday Night Game.

No World Series tonight, back tomorrow with Game 6.

Series Finale of the Duece tonight. I’ll miss that damn show 🙁

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I hope everyone had a good weekend. Finally we’re done with the damn Draft and all the dead time and guys are on the show they are supposed to be on and now we can get on to the final push for the Blood Moneymania III card.

The Jets-Patriots is your Monday Night game. Sadly The Duece is coming to the end, so I’m going to enjoy the final episodes of my favorite show.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Welcome to Monday nights! It was another eventful week of wrestling and there was a lot to consume and talk about. So, for those interested, my quick thoughts:

— NWA Powerrr probably gave me the most joy to watch. Shortly after I watched it I wanted to be the studio for tapings in the near future. I also felt like I got a lot out of as a first-time watcher. The talent that was showcased explained who they were and why they were here. That’s nice to see.

— NXT had the best wrestling top to bottom. AEW was pretty good too. I didn’t like the tag match as much as some because it just felt like moves and more moves with a lot of athleticism and little transitioning or reason. Did like the one guy in Private Party, the one with the blond highlights. He felt like a star to me.

— I already said my piece on the Bayley turn from Smackdown. It was well done and fairly definitive, but it was also the final result of how creative on the main shows truly failed her despite having what should have been a simple transition. It’s a failure on the top management because she should have been a major money and merchant mover. Vince and Dunn’s fixation with Charlotte is probably as much to blame as anything and they don’t understand that female characters can have levels of depth beyond being bitchy and petty.

Anyway that’s that. Tonight RAW will have the rest of the televised draft and maybe FOX’s football robot will return.

Lions-Packers is your Monday Night Game.

Cardinals-Nationals is your MLB playoff game.

The Deuce is my show that I am enjoying immensely.

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I guess I am in charge of the Wednesday night thread. Someone might want to tell me because they are already getting Monday nights at a good rate.

Anyway NXT vs. AEW Dynamite.

Last week Dynamite won the ratings battle although it seemed that more of you preferred the NXT broadcast slightly. Let’s see what tonight brings.

In other news, the Cardinals are just beating the tar out of the Braves. Dodgers-Nationals Game 5 is tonight.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and most of you are enjoying fall. Fall hasn’t quite hit central Florida yet but we’re hopeful it’ll arrive by November.

RAW tonight is the fallout from the Hell in the Cell show, a show that proves that one really bad segment can ruin a show. You can read either Scott’s or Thomas’ rant and both widely pan the Main Event for being the crap that it was. There were some good things on the card. Sasha-Becky was a good match if not the right result. I thought the tornado tag match was a little underrated. The Kabuki Warriors going evil was awesome with the great visual of Asuka using the green mist to win the titles.

There were some missed opportunities as both Sasha and Bayley jobbed out, thus making their alliance kind of moot. Bayley, in particular, seems like a really lost cause as she sort of went babyface last night for no reason and got her ass kicked for ten minutes before tapping out. It was the sort of treatment I would expect for someone that got popped for a wellness violation.

The main event was a disaster and apparently Vince is taking either the blame or the credit for it depending on where you stand. It made both guys look horrible. It continued to de-value Seth’s de-vauled run. It eliminated the one area where Bray Wyatt’s questionable ring skills could be covered. As the kids say, it was a “f*** finish”.

Moving on. Tonight’s RAW has Tyson Fury, which could be entertaining because he can be pretty witty and funny at times.

Browns-49ers are the Monday Night Game…How many Browns primetime games are we going to have to suffer through? And hopefully the Twins can stretch the Yankees for another game but I doubt it.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. No need to sugarcoat this one, if you’re a wrestling fan (and I’ll assume some of you are), this is arguably going to be the most exciting, fascinating week of programming since the final Nitro and we had that WCW/WWF cross programming that still makes me do a double take to this date.

RAW will have its “season premiere” tonight and it’s a loaded show with it being the start of this particular week AND the go home for Hell in the Cell. Brock Lesnar is going to appear, we’ve got a Rollins vs. Rey title match that should be very good. Sasha vs. Alexa in a Twitter feud blowoff, and of course a new announcing team.

The Monday Night game Steelers vs. Bengals isn’t aesthetically pleasing in any way with two 0-3 teams but the Steelers generally pop a big number.

The other usual assortment of Monday night shows are on as well. I’ll probably DVR the Deuce tonight though.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Happy Monday as we get ready for three nights in a row of WWE programming on USA Network for two more weeks. We’re fast approaching Hell in the Cell so I’m guessing we’ll get more clarification on some matches tonight. Obviously the Rollins-Fiend match appears set but what about the rest of the card?

Washington-Chicago is your Monday Night Game. Ummmm Go Bears?!!?

Lots of important baseball tonight and preseason hockey as well.

Stuff like The Voice and Dancing with the Stars is on tonight but I’ll be watching the final season of The Deuce.

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