April 16, 1994
From the Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, MA
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Vince laughs at Lawler falling from his throne on “Monday Night RAW”
This week in action are Tatanka vs. Kwang, Lex Luger, Earthquake, and Men on a Mission. Plus, “Heartbreak Hotel” with guest Owen Hart
Welcome to Anarchy Rulz 99, an event that is often looked upon fondly by fans of the now departed company. Certainly this show was one of my more treasured and regularly watched wrestling VHS’ back in the day, although I’m watching it on WWE Network this time just for the ease of being able to type everything up on the laptop. I’m not sure when this one was moved over to the Network, but it features some dubbed themes for the wrestlers that I’ve never heard before, some which suit them and others which don’t.
Scott sadly didn’t go back to recap this show as part of his revisit of ECW on TNN, but he did watch it back in the day and you can read what Scott from twenty years ago thought about it by clicking HERE. This review actually caused Scott some backlash from the ECW faithful back then, which led to possibly my favourite ever rant of his in the form of Netcop Vs The Mutants From Philly. This featured perhaps one of the most brain dead and hilarious emails that Scott has ever received from a reader, so I’ll post the link for it HERE.
Maybe if we all politely pester Scott he’ll go back to look at this one or again (or at least do a 2019 Scott Sez on his previous write up)? This show actually created quite a buzz online at the time as it was not only ECW’s first Pay-Per-View since getting national TV but it was also widely regarded as a good show with a big surprise appearance that got everyone talking? What was that big surprise? Well read on and you can find out!
So without further ado, let’s all recline in our favourite broken chair and nibble away on some shards of table as we take things to The Extreme!!!
SI.com The Week in Wrestling
ESPN.com Article “The Night That Changed NXT Forever”
Impact Wrestling Free Match
You can watch EV 2.0 vs. Fortune in a Lethal Lockdown match from the 2010 TNA Bound for Glory PPV
The SmarK Rant for Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling – 01.25.86
Taped from Charlotte, NC
Your hosts are Bob Caudle & Johnny Weaver
Date: September 18, 2019
Location: Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff, Wales
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
It’s time to go full British here as Sid Scala faces Kassius Ohno in a British Rounds match. This could make for something interesting while also giving this place a signature match, which it hasn’t had so far. I’m curious to see how WWE runs something like this as it could range from really bad to a pleasant surprise. Let’s get to it.
Date: September 18, 2019
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Beth Phoenix, Nigel McGuinness
It’s time to make this show live and double the length as well because of course it is. This is the first episode of the anti-AEW defense system and that means we’re in for a stacked show. That would include Velveteen Dream defending the North American Title against Roderick Strong and a street fight between Matt Riddle and Killian Dain. Let’s get to it.
Tonight! NXT debuts on USA! But only in the USA. Canada gets it on tape delay sometime Thursday on the Network. I don’t think it airs live anywhere else in the world either. I’m actually away at my annual work conference on October 2 anyway. SO THERE. Tommy will have all the reviews anyway.
Hockey preseason is underway!
Fox is airing a bunch of Smackdown hype specials leading up to the Oct 4 debut.
Have a great night and enjoy NXT live! Unless you’re not American, in which case you don’t count.
–Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan, and Steve McMichael are in the booth and they are live from Denver, Colorado. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, 9,000 fans attended the show but only 3,000 paid for their tickets.
–Ric Flair grabs Bischoff’s headset and tells fans that he is in Denver to get a piece of Arn Anderson.