Repost: The SmarK Rant for WCW Clash of the Champions XVI

The SmarK Retro Rant for Clash of the Champions XVI: Fall Brawl 91

(Historic show for me, as TBS finally became available here in the frozen wastelands of Canadaland and I bugged my dad to get the movie channels so we could watch some motherfuckin’ WCW, son!  And it launched just in time for this show, my first Clash that I could watch LIVE.)

– Not to be confused with the Coliseum Video Rant XVI, which happens to share the same roman numerals, but has a wittier subtitle.

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–08.19.91

Previously on the Flashback… http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/03/wrestling-observer-flashback-08-12-91/

All this nostalgia inspired me to go buy a couple of SWEET classic Macho Man t-shirts from Barbershop Window:  http://www.barbershopwindow.com/wrestling-shirts/official-partners/macho-man-randy-savage.html  I grabbed the “Macho Man ‘85” and the classic purple glasses logo.  Hopefully they’ll contact me and be all like “Yo!  Your memes are so DANK that people bought a shitload of Macho Man shirts and put our kids through college.  Good college!  Like, ITT Tech and shit.  Have some free shirts on us.”

It could happen.

Hey, also, WWE is FINALLY coming back here to Saskatoon for the first time since 2011 next month!  I will actually get to see AJ Styles at a live event, which is a thing that I would not have predicted even a couple of years ago.

Let’s Observer!

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–07.29.91

Previously on the Flashback… http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2016/12/30/wrestling-observer-flashback-07-22-91/

OK, OK, look, I know things are looking pretty messed up for the WWF right now, but DON’T PANIC.  Vince has this steroid testing thing on lockdown, and Hulk Hogan is going to go on Arsenio Hall’s show and clear EVERYTHING up, sharpish.

Would either of those people ever lie to you?

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–07.08.91

Previously on the Flashback… http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2016/12/24/wrestling-observer-flashback-07-01-91/

HO HO HO, MERRY CHRISTMAS!  And it’s time for the best Christmas present that I could ever present to you:  One of the most historic issues of the Observer EVER. 

When we last left off, Ric Flair and Jim Herd were in negotiations for a contract extension, and it wasn’t going very well.  Herd gave Flair 30 days notice as a negotiating tactic, and well…

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Wrestling Observer Flashback–06.17.91

Previously on the Flashback… http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2016/12/20/wrestling-observer-flashback-06-10-91/

Vince was probably feeling pretty good at this point.  Sid was signed and debuted to a big pop, WCW was self-destructing before his eyes, and the Hogan-Slaughter program was doing pretty good business.  Yup, things were pretty good and 1991 was shaping up to be a fine year for wrestling and the WWF in particular.

Oh, except for one, little, teensy tiny legal matter.  I don’t think it’ll have any direct affect on the promotion, because why would it?  Besides, he’s a DOCTOR.  He writes prescriptions and everything.  You may have heard of him.

Get used to it, because we’re going to be hearing a LOT about Dr. George Zahorian for the next year or so.

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Superbrawl ‘91 (05.19.91)

The SmarK Rant for WCW SuperBrawl ’91 (05.19.91)

Man, the original rant was written in 1998! I’d say that’s due for a redo. I added an Apple TV to the list of stupid gadgets that I really don’t need last week, so this will be my first crack at watching WWE Network on it. This will also be my first time seeing the full version of the show, as the original rant was done on the 2-hour home video version.

Live from St. Petersburg, Russia. Or Florida, whatever. Gate was 6000 people paying $76,000.

Your hosts are Jim Ross & Dusty Rhodes

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