If It Hadn’t Been Lex Luger

Scott,

Was Luger always the first choice to slam and challenge Yokozuna in 1993? Meltzer at the time seemed to know it would be a top heel turning to the USA so who else could it possibly have been? Bam Bam in red,white and blue flames? Shawn?


The heel turning thing was late in the game, and the original plan was Crush. He had been the go-to guy as main eventer for the early part of 1993 when people were injured or no-showed or whatever, and Vince had him programmed with his big project, Doink the Clown. And then Hogan came back and that spot was gone, and that train was departed for good.

Impact Wrestling – July 20, 2017

Impact Wrestling
Date: July 20, 2017
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: D’Angelo Dinero, Josh Matthews, Jeremy Borash

So it seems we’re still on Alberto El Patron vs. Bobby Lashley after Lashley abandoned El Patron to the hands of LAX last week. This feud has been going on for months now and it’s apparently continuing as there’s no one else to put into the main event scene. Some new names need to be added to the title picture too as it’s getting rather tiresome. Let’s get to it.

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OJ vs. Roman

Now that OJ Simpson is going to be free from prison in a couple of months, shouldn’t WWE be chomping at the bit to bring him on board for next year’s WrestleMania? OJ was hated by so many 23 years ago that getting him to manage or compete against Roman Reigns would HAVE to get people on The Big Dog’s side, pal!

They’re letting him out of jail?!? I thought he was gonna die in there.

WWE Tag Team Division

The Tag Team Division as a whole in the WWE has taken a downturn. Cass/Enzo, Truth/Goldust, and now American Alpha are history, and it looks like Rawley/Ryder will be next. Do you think 1 or both brands will get a tag team from NXT in the future, or do you believe we’ll just see a bunch of singles wrestlers thrown together in tag teams instead? I.E.-Curtis Axel/Bo Dallas.

​Vince swings wildly between loving tag team wrestling and hating it, so it just depends on his mood any given day. I do think, however, that the Authors of Pain are going to get called up next year and Vince will push the ever-loving SHIT out of them. Frankly I’m shocked he’s been prevented from doing so already.​

Bastista’s Return In 2014

When Batista came back to the WWE in 2014 was his stay originally supposed to be longer than it was, or did it all change due to the reception he got after winning The Royal Rumble and putting the Championship on Daniel Bryan instead?


He was supposed to win the World title from Orton at Wrestlemania and hold it until Summerslam, but when they changed it to Daniel Bryan winning he was basically like "OK, back to Hollywood, bye!" because he didn’t need WWE in the least.

Monday Night Raw – February 17, 2003

Monday Night Raw
Date: February 17, 2003
Location: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

It’s the go home Raw for No Way Out and thankfully Scott Steiner vs. HHH II doesn’t feel like it’s anywhere near the biggest thing on the show anymore. Unfortunately what is the biggest story on this show is the chance that Steve Austin will be here on Sunday, which leaves a bunch of talking and nothing to see building up to the show. Let’s get to it.

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NXT – July 19, 2017

NXT
Date: July 19, 2017
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Percy Watson

It’s all about the NXT Title tonight as Drew McIntyre faces Killian Dane for the title shot at Takeover: Brooklyn. Bobby Roode suggested the match for the shot at his title, which would suggest than shenanigans are afoot. Other than that we’re getting ready for the rest of the show, which is just a month away. Let’s get to it.

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