What the World Was Watching: The Action Zone – June 25, 1995

Jim Ross and Todd Pettengill narrate a video package for why Bret Hart and Henry Godwinn are facing each other in a rematch of their Superstars encounter, which occurred two weeks ago, on today’s show.  Godwinn says that he will give Bret the beating of his life.

Ross and Pettengill are in charge of commentary and they are taped from Johnstown, Pennsylvania.

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BoD Daily Update: November 14, 2017

Neville Returning to the WWE?

https://www.pwinsider.com/article/113572/yet-another-wwe-return-on-the-horizon.html?p=1

 

Jack Swagger Signs With Bellator

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/jack-swagger-bellator-mma/

 

Ring of Honor Throwback Match of the Week

You can watch Kevin Steen vs. El Generico in a Last Man Standing match from the 2012 “Showdown in the Sun” show.

 

CM Punk’s Drawing Power


Hi Scott. Been reading your stuff for years. Really enjoy what you do with the site. I've always wondered was CM Punk a big money draw in his time with the belt? Would his reign be considered a "success" in terms of being on top as champ? Since he hasn't done much of anything since leaving I figured he must have made a bunch of $$ during that time to be able to pretty much disappear and continue his lifestyle. Wondering if you could clear that up for me?


Mike

​Punk was definitely not a draw.  His big feature show, Money in the Bank 2011, did about the level of a normal B-PPV, but he did good ratings typically.  Punk pretty much made his money from three sources:
1)  Living on the cheap and saving as much money as possible while on the road.
2)  Huge merchandise sales, specifically t-shirts and his DVD set.
3)  Extra income from being on the cover of the WWE videogame that one year.  
You'll note that although Punk was champion for a year, he was rarely in the main or featured match of the night and was typically underneath John Cena during his entire reign.  So really, there was always going to be that ceiling for him anyway.  ​

Why the Carolinas?


Hi Scott,


Just wondering has there ever been a real understanding of why the Carolinas was the last territory to fall? It's never really discussed as one of the more important territories and yet sometimes it seems like people use the terms "JCP" and "NWA" interchangably.

Also, how come there were never any important territories in California? You'd think, with such a huge economy, it would've been a prime target for a wrestling stronghold.

​Dude, seriously?  California was a huge wrestling territory from the 50s to the 80s!  Freddie Blassie was a top star there for years and they had their own version of the World title and everything.

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’ Doomers!

So *I* saw the Flair documentary…a couple of times actually and it’s fine. We all know most of the story and I don’t think it revealed anything new but it was well done. I laughed knowing the reaction that some of you would have when Stephanie showed up on the screen about an hour and 20 minutes into it knowing you couldn’t go 90 minutes without her showing up and ruining everything.

RAW is all about the Survivor Series go home tonight and Roman Reigns is returning. It seems like Survivor Series will be four hours this year which is a surprise to no one. I’m guessing Wrestlemania will start at noon in 2018 and last 12 hours total.

Dolphins-Panthers Monday Night game is rather underwhelming so some might opt for the playoff round of The Voice or watch Dancing With the Stars on ABC or The Big Bang Theory. Whatever floats your boat really. AMC has the second part of Robert Kirkman’s documentary on comics with the focus being on DC Comics tonight.

In other news, Jack Swagger signed with Bellator MMA and Neville may be returning to the WWE soon.

Keep it clean!

House of Hardcore on Twitch


Hey Scott,

House of Hardcore has started a weekly show on Twitch, and will be airing Saturday's live event in Philly on the streaming service for FREE. Tommy Dreamer spoke with The Wrestling Estate about the new deal, Austin Aries returning, Bully Ray retiring and much more. 
Hope your readers enjoy.
Thanks as always,
John Corrigan