Another night with no playoffs!
Tomorrow is Double or Nothing and there’s a bunch of Starrcast festivities on FITE.tv.
Avengers is within $100 million of Avatar so it’s gonna be a photo finish.
Have a great night and enjoy some baseball! Go Raptors tomorrow!
I vaguely remember the new ECW putting Jamie Noble and I wanna say kid lash together as a new incarnation of the pit bulls? Anyway I don’t remember it being references on tv or ever getting explained.
Did I Dream this? Why did they decide on that pairing and ignore their cruiserweight abilities in favor of a brawler gimmick?
Also, why weren’t the bashans ever used in the ring in the new eve since I recall them being Heyman’s security in face masks…
The Pitbulls were on Smackdown. It was terrible.
–Gene Okerlund and Bobby Heenan are doing their usual studio duties for today’s show. As the show opens, Heenan is on the telephone with an individual he refuses to name.
–Okerlund and Heenan plays pogs, with Okerlund winning everything that Heenan had.
Alright man, you asked for this…
September 20, 1993
From the Manhattan Center in New York City, NY
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby Heenan
Okey doke, in preparation for AEW going Double or Nothing on Saturday, here’s their first ever show and PPV. And yes, I will be reviewing the new show, although I’m working on Saturday so I can’t guarantee it’ll get done right that evening.
The SmarK Rant for ALL IN – 09.01.18
Holy cow, we’re finally here and it’s happening. Can Cody and the Bullet Club pull off their own PPV?
Live from Chicago, IL with roughly FIFTY BILLION Bullet Club shirts. Now their moms have 4 hours to clean the basement in peace!
Current NXT Championship Plans
The current plan is for the winner of the Adam Cole vs. Johnny Gargano match at NXT Takeover: XXV is to face Matt Riddle on the Takeover show in Toronto.
Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter
ESPN.com Interview with Jim Ross
RoH Throwback Match of the Week
You can the G1 Supercard Honor Rumble from 4/6/19
Bucks! Raptors! It’s a PIVOTAL Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals!
My younger sister is getting married on Saturday. Pray for my sanity.
Check out Princess’ review of the Moolah episode; that is some quality documentary-ing.
And then, let’s see what the weekend brings in independents!
This is the final edition of the six-part series “Dark Side of the Ring” by Viceland network, It’s the most watched show in the history of the network and they are doing an “Extended Cut” of the first six shows and I believe they have officially green lit a second season.
This episode focuses on the career of The Fabulous Moolah.
And sometimes the things you have the least of expectations for yield the highest results.
Not sure if you’re still watching the weekly NXT, but this week saw the card finalized and I’m not sure I’ve ever been more personally geeked for a card. Granted, I’m a giant Tyler Breeze mark and I’m happy he’s playing this version of the character again and back where he’s incredibly over. I’m also a huge Street Profits mark, my wife’s favorite guy is Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano is maybe the best in the world right now, and I enjoy the shit out of everyone on this card (except maybe the Forgotten Sons).
Anyway, wondering what your thoughts were on the current state of NXT, and also trying to clear out some of the bitter bats from the Blog of Doom belfry of late.
Johnny Gargano Update
Gargano has been out of action with a knee injury but his title match against Adam Cole at the 6/1 NXT Takeover show is not in jeopardy.
Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter
The Undefeated Article on Brandi Rhodes
PWG Mystery Vortex VI Preview
The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 02.02.85
Taped from Shreveport, LA
Your hosts are Boyd Pierce & Bill Watts
Date: May 22, 2019
Location: Braehead Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness
It’s time for a big one as we have Pete Dunne vs. Walter II for the United Kingdom Title. The first match was the biggest match in the history of NXT UK and now Dunne wants his chance to get the title back. That’s all but a guarantee for some shenanigans but the question is what kind. Let’s get to it.
Date: May 22, 2019
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Beth Phoenix, Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness
We’re somehow less than two weeks away from the next Takeover (thanks Saudis) so things need to hurry and get ready now. Last week saw the NXT Title and Women’s Title matches being set up, along with what seems to be the Tag Team Title match being set up. That leaves a few things needing to be done, which should be taken care of tonight. Let’s get to it.
I like and respect Dolph Ziggler as a talent and performer. Let’s get that out of the way. For the love of god, I even defended his dumb finishing move in detail on the Blog before.
Could it be true? We’ve finally hit upon a night without playoffs of any kind?
Tonight is NXT and NXT UK on the Network (which still works on the Windows 10 desktop app as of this writing, by the way, although it’s removed from Apple TV 3 and older).
Smackdown ratings were up a tick, along with RAW’s.
Smoke ’em if you got ’em!
Hello Mr Keith,
I hope all is well and have a simple
question for you. Why do people constantly complain about WWE’s booking and whether
or not they subscribe to the WWE Network? Did you know there are people who go
without running water and food for days on end and yet fans are complaining
nonstop about the booking of a senile old man’s wrestling show and where he
holds said wrestling show. Do you have any idea why that is? Also when I browse
your site, I constantly get ads for dating black men. I am a straight white
Christian male who never has improper thoughts. I wish you would look into this
matter as I find it very distracting on your website.
So here we are, a week removed from ECW Hardcore Heaven 99. You can read my full thoughts on that show HERE, but to give you the short version; the show had some good matches but ended on a downer due to Taz defending his ECW World Title against Buh Buh Ray Dudley. Yes, you read that right, Buh Buh Ray Dudley got a World Title shot. In 1999. Don’t look at me like that I didn’t chuffing book it!
On the Brightside, Rob Van Dam and Jerry Lynn had another corker for the ECW TV Title and the efforts of the likes of Super Crazy, Tajiri and Little Guido once again shone through. Lance Storm and Tommy Dreamer even had an enjoyable bout, where Lance Storm finally managed to win a match after months of being pushed as a supposed top heel!
Of course ECW then had to spoil it by booking Justin Credible, the other half of the top heel contingent, to look like an absolute chump against Sid, once again taking one step forward only to take two steps back straight after. Here’s hoping we’ve seen the last of Sid going forward, unless it involves him getting choked out by Taz in 30 seconds.
So without further ado, lets once again take a journey to The Extreme!!!
Monday Night Raw
Date: December 20, 2004
Hosts: Jonathan Coachman, Jerry Lawler
We’re near the end of the year and that means it’s time for a special episode. This is the Best Of 2004, which means that we’ll be seeing matches and moments from Raw and pay per views, which could make for a rather eventful evening. If nothing else it’s going to make for a shorter show. Let’s get to it.