BoD Thursday Night Thread

Tonight, Smackdown is on SyFy at 8pm EST, highlighted by Mark Henry vs. Ryback. Plus, MLB action, NHL & NBA free agency and more.

Also, as a quick programming note, I will be reviewing the Brickhouse Brown shoot interview next Thursday as I will be reviewing episodes of Brickhouse TV every other Saturday night, alternating them with my RoH reviews. And the shoot interview after that will be the 1994 WCW Timeline with Eric Bischoff.

BoD Thursday Night Thread

Tonight, Smackdown is on at 8pm EST on SyFy and the NBA Draft begins at 7pm EST on ESPN.

Speaking of the draft, get ready for that by listening to the Place to be Nation NBA Draft Preview Podcasts by clicking on the links below:

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-nba-team-podcast-2015-draft-preview-part-i/

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-nba-team-podcast-2015-draft-preview-part-ii/

BoD Thursday Night Thread

On tap for tonight:

WWE Smackdown airs at 8pm EST on SyFy, highlighted by Neville & Randy Orton & Roman Reigns vs. Sheamus & Kane & Kofi Kingston

Game 4 of the NBA Finals starts at 9pm EST on ABC as the Golden State Warriors trail the Cleveland Cavaliers 2-1.

MLB has 6 games tonight, with the San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets beginning at 7:10 over on the MLB Network

Also, talk about the life and career of Dusty Rhodes, who passed away today at the age of 69. Just a sad day in wrestling today.

Thursday Nitro

Hi Scott,

Just thought, I know that at a certain point Nitro became unwatchable period. But, hypothetically, if, say around summer '99, WCW just decided to quit the Wresting Wars and move to, say, Thursday, would that have made a difference as far as their longevity was concerned.

I mean, WCW had a built in audience that was giving them a 4.0 no matter what Raw was doing. If they could move that audience to another night and not be tainted by the loser stink of admitting defeat in the Wars, I feel like maybe they could rebuild their portion of the audience who were amenable to watching Nitro but were, for whatever reason, watching Raw.

​Yeah, but the problem with all these fantasy scenarios is that WCW had a kill switch on it of March 2001 no matter what.  Even if WCW was still drawing decent ratings (which they were) and carrying a reasonable audience with them, Jamie Kellner wanted wrestling off Time-Warner's networks.  Period.  The only hope of survival would have been another company buying WCW and moving it to a competing network​, like USA.  They couldn't move to a Turner network and they couldn't move to Viacom due to the WWF deal, so pretty much it was USA or FOX or dead.  And without TV, WCW was worthless except as the library that Vince bought.  

BoD Thursday Night Thread

On tap for tonight:

WWE Smackdown begins at 8pm EST on Syfy, highlighted by Kevin Owens hosting an open challenge for the NXT Championship.

The NBA Finals begin tonight at 9pm EST on ABC between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden St. Warriros.

There are several MLB games tonight with some of those on the MLB Network. At 7:05pm EST you will see either the Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals or the Cincinnati Reds vs. Philadelphia Phillies. At 10:10pm EST you will see either the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Seattle Mariners or the St. Louis Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Dodgers.

And as usual, talk about anything going on tonight here.

BoD Thursday Night Thread

On tap for tonight:

WWE Smackdown starts at 8pm EST on SyFy. Matches include Dean Ambrose & Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins & Kane, Ryback vs. Rusev, Ceasro & Kidd vs. Lucha Dragons, and Paige vs. Naomi. Plus, Kevin Owens will make an appearance as well.

There are several MLB games tonight, with the Boston Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers at 8pm EST on the MLB Network.

And as usual, talk about anything else going on tonight here.

BoD Thursday Night Thread

On tap for tonight:

Smackdown starts at 8pm EST on SyFy, highlighted by an appearance from Roman Reigns. Matches include Kidd & Cesaro vs. Los Matadores vs. The Ascension vs. Lucha Dragons and Dolph Zigger vs. King Barrett

Game 2 of the NBA Western Conference Finals starts at 9pm as the Houston Rockets take on the Golden State Warriors over on ESPN, with Golden State up 1-0.

Game 3 of the NHL Western Conference Finals between the Anaheim Ducks and the Chicago Blackhawks starts at 8pm EST on NBC Sports, with the series tied 1-1.

MLB has several games in action tonight, with the Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres at 9:10pm EST over on the MLB Network.

And as usual, talk about everything else going on tonight here.

BoD Thursday Night Thread

On tap for tonight:

WWE Smackdown airs at 8pm on Syfy. Matches include: Roman Reigns vs. Kane, Tyson Kidd vs. Kofi Kingston, and Bo Dallas vs. Neville.

The NBA has two games on the schedule, both on ESPN. At 8pm EST the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Chicago Bulls and at 10:30pm EST the Houston Rockets take on the Los Angeles Clippers.

There are several MLB games tonight. At 7:10pm EST on the MLB Network, depending where you live, you can see either the New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays or the San Francisco Giants vs. Cincinnati Reds.

And as usual, talk about anything else going on tonight here.

BoD Thursday Night Thread

Lots of stuff going on tonight as the NBA and NHL playoffs continue. Smackdown is tonight and immediately after that on the WWE Network we will see Stephanie McMahon as the guest on Chris Jericho’s podcast. Also, the NFL Draft starts tonight at 8pm EST.

Below is the mock draft that I wrote for Place to be Nation. Click on the link below and give that a view.

http://placetobenation.com/bayless-2015-last-minute-1st-round-nfl-mock-draft/

Also, you can check out Cowboy & Flanagan as they did a joint mock draft for Place to be Nation that you can view by clicking on the link below:

http://placetobenation.com/cowboy-flanagans-2015-nfl-first-round-mock-draft/