Rebellion 2001 Rock/Austin

Hi Scott hope all is well,

I was reading your Rebellion 2001 rant and you note a couple of times during the Rock/Austin main event that it will "probably be the last time we ever see this match". Obviously you were close as they ended up having only the WMXIX match afterwards to my knowledge, but what made you so certain at the time that this was the last time they'd be facing one another? Was it well known at the time that Austin's injuries were catching up to him and/or that Rock was on his way to Hollywood?
Wait, I did Rebellion?  Where did you find that?  If I did, it's not in my archives.
Anyway, I was probably referring to Rock going off to Hollywood, which was known to be a big deal at the time.  They really wanted to make him a huge star with Scorpion King and The Rundown.  Both of which I still love.

Unnecessary Feuds In The WWE

What's with all these unnecessary feuds in the WWE lately?  First we had the A.O.P. vs Titus Worldwide program, and now we have the Gable/Roode vs The Ascension feud.  I'm guessing the answer is "Well, we have to fill time somehow on a 3 hour and change show, and God forbid if our creative team actually gets creative with a stacked roster at our disposal."  

"We have to fill three hours somehow" is 90% of their booking philosophy for the past few years.  ONE BILLION DOLLARS ON FOX.

Raven’s WCW debut (well, return)

When Raven came in on the June 30th 1997 episode of Nitro, he was involved in a big WCW/Sting/NWO/Hennig (who just debuted there too) clustermess brawl, jumping over the guardrail and watching the big main eventers (Hogan, Savage, Outsiders, DDP, even Chono were involved) battle it out. Why did they never follow up on it? Just to have a "who's DDP's mystery partner at BATB" angle? Next thing you know Raven is involved with lackey Stevie Richards and JJ Dillon for signing a WCW talent contract….chances Hogan (or Nash) kibboshed a big Raven angle in a top spot?

Dude, spoilers!  I'm still four weeks away from that one.  We'll cover it from the Observer when we get there.

Starrcade is back!

Thats the good news. The bad news is that there seem to be absolutely no storyline developments for the next few months. The featured matches in late November are basically the same feuds from the end of the summer. Your thoughts on the state of the booking?

Frankly I'm just impressed they're trying to promote three PPVs at the same time at the moment.  They're not particularly succeeding, but points for effort.  Throwing "Starrcade" in there is probably asking for too much out of their creative team.

The Strong Style Saturday Thread!

WAZZZZZUP?  It’s Saturday, and I shit you not, it snowed here yesterday.  IN SEPTEMBER.  Global warming my ass.

Matt Riddle debuted for NXT last night at a house show, and he’s indeed wrestling barefoot. 

Apparently Ricochet v. Pete Dunne was the bee’s knees on NXT, so I’ll add that one to the list of matches to add to the next Hidden Gems feature if I need something extra. 

Tony Schiavone will be calling the Cody Rhodes v. Nick Aldis rematch on the NWA 70th anniversary show.  I’m sure it’ll be the greatest night in the history of our sport.

That’s all I’ve got this morning.  Check out my review of the third episode of the Mae Young Classic today, and Sunday Night Heat returns tomorrow morning. 

Have at you, knaves!

Friday Night Party Thread: September 21, 2018

We’ve made it!

Greetings, Blog of Doomers!  I am currently on location in Fairfax, VA, for NOVA Pro Wrestling’s NOVA Project 4, our anniversary show.  I’ll try to get a picture with 2 Cold Scorpio for y’all.

Tonight’s a decent night for college football, as Penn State faces Illinois and FAU and UCF battle for Group of 5 supremacy.

Tomorrow’s College GameDay Game of the Week is Stanford at Oregon.

Congrats to the Browns!

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

All Aboard the Lex Express

Lex Luger is one of the favorite topics here on the blog. I assume he brings the clicks. I hope he does. Anyway we need an All Aboard The Lex Express rant. I am posting this email to help garner support for you to rant on this not unlike Lex traveling cross country to persuade the esteemed President of the World Wrestling Federation Jack Tunney to give him the title shot. It is by far the greatest thing on the network and hopefully there is a volume 2 because there has to be do much more content. As someone who had the privilege to meet Lex during the call to action campaign I urge you to rant on this true hidden gem not some lame audition but the bodyslam of the 90s aboard the U.S.S Intrepid. We want Lex !We want Lex! We want Lex! USA! USA ! USA!

Yeah, but I’m Canadian, so I’m not allowed to have an opinion on the USA.  Sorry, it’s a law somehow.  

The Boss

Scott…… there a reason Sasha Banks isn’t used better?   Is she in the doghouse???

She can go in the ring (IMO), she has a unique look, and a famous relative in Snoop Dogg. 

Is she underutilized or am I wrong???

On the flip side………any particular reason behind the Alexa Bliss megapush that went on for like a year before Ronda come in??? 

Thank you as always for your time. 

The Alexa push is because she’s cute and wears tiny shorts.  
Sasha is also cute, but her shorts are normal length, and Kevin Dunn has NEEDS, dammit. Plus she’s all “ethnic” and stuff.  

What the World Was Watching: WCW Pro – February 25, 1995

-Here was the feature match from WCW Prime, which aired on February 20:

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