Smackdown – March 2, 2007

Smackdown
Date: March 2, 2007
Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Attendance: 13,511
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield

We are about a month away from Wrestlemania and that means it is time for the big response from Undertaker. Batista attacked him at No Way Out and since this is wrestling, the two of them are taking turns in talking to each other. Other than that….well other than that, Smackdown needs another important story for the show. Let’s get to it.

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ECW on Sci Fi – February 27, 2007

ECW on Sci Fi
Date: February 27, 2007
Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Attendance: 13,511
Commentators: Joey Styles, Tazz

The big stories continue to be Bobby Lashley and the ECW Title, plus the New Breed vs. the ECW Originals. Both stories are likely to get a lot of time this week, though Vince McMahon showing up to deal with Lashley should tell you what the focus of this show should be. Let’s get to it.

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The Amazing Saturday Night Thread (7/31/21)

Hey, backyard wrestlers! Tired of maiming and disfiguring yourselves with everyday household objects to disguise your lack of workrate and charisma? Do you think wrestling peaked with ECW back in the bygone days of the 20th century? Have you robbed a bank?

Well, for a limited time only, you are eligible to main event AEW Dynamite! Sponsored by Domino’s….? No longer sponsored by Domino’s. Oops. (You can’t tell me that was a coincidence. It was somebody’s idea of a joke gone wrong. If you make jokes, they go wrong sometimes… own it and be a man.) That style of wrestling has no place on a national stage anyway. You can have a product that appeals to adults without being trashy. Oh well, the BOD rolls on….

Tonight, it’s the Impact Homecoming dance! Because WWE Mixed Match Challenge did so well.

What’s new, Cultaholic?

What’s Windham Rotunda doing in the Impact Zone?! Making way less money.

Get well soon, Natalya. Hot take: surgery sucks.

Matt Hardy is a little full of himself. Unlike his brother, who is full of rainbow confetti and pills.

Excelsior!

It’s still Hangman/Omega at All Out


Why is everyone losing their minds about Hangman getting cheated on Dynamite? They sold 10,000 tickets to All Out in about 8 seconds because they did the Hangman/Omega staredown. Why doesn't anyone realize thats still the main event?


The reason I ask is they did the *exact* same fake out with Moxley/Omega about six weeks out from Revolution. If AEW has a “trope” for PPVs, it's teasing the big main event, faking in another direction, and ending up back there. Ditto for Double or Nothing with the Inner Circle/Pinnacle headlining after they did Blood & Guts on TV.

I guess I should tip my cap to Tony Khan & company for working smarts into a frenzy, but I'm mostly confused. Has no one else been watching this company for the past 2 years? With the exception of the 1st Sting match tagging with Darby, they dont announce any PPV matches til the final push and I'm guessing they want to focus on Punk's arrival for the next 2-3 weeks.

Anyway, when Hangman wins the title at All Out, doesnt messing with the smarts for a few weeks make it even better? 

Ok bro.  Whatever you need to tell yourself. 

All Out (Of Fans)


Have we come to terms with the fact that there most likely won't be any fans in attendance for All Out and that's why they're holding off on the Hangman main event title win?


The writing is clearly on the wall that we're heading towards another lockdown. Is this now the new normal of shutting everything down every time a new virus pops up somewhere in the world? 

Maybe more people should have gotten vaccinated instead of propagating ridiculous conspiracy bullshit then.  

Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 31st July 2021

Happy end of the month one and all!

Didn’t stay up to watch Smackdown last night as I had to get an early night. I saw bits of the contract signing on YouTube this morning and it’s good to know that in the magical world of WWE contracts you can get anything you want so long as you intercept the person who is about to sign the contract and sign it before they do. If only it were the same in the footballing world, as I could have Polish Hammered Fabian Delph before the useless waster signed his Everton deal and gotten a good player to sign on the dotted line instead.

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Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers – Grand Masters of Wrestling: First Blood Volume One

Howdy Gang!

Back with another Stinker Review, where I look at a show that has gained a reputation for being bad for whatever reason and then give it it’s day in court so we can decide whether it truly is a Stinker or not.

This month we have yet another reader request, which comes to us courtesy of Chael Sonnen’s Coke Dealer, as he wanted me to take a look at Grand Masters of Wrestling. And based on the reputation this has, I might need some kind of stimulant just to get through it all.

I’d never heard of this prior to watching it for this review and I haven’t really been that successful in finding out more. As far as I can tell, Grand Masters of Wrestling was a collection of super cheap wrestling DVD’s that were pumped out in the early to mid-00’s, featuring footage from small indie events and starring the likes of The Iron Sheik.

I had a search on the old YouTube machine and managed to find this. I’m not sure if this is the particular show that C.S.C.D wanted me to review, but it’s got Grandmasters of Wrestling in the title and it looks like it will be awful, so hopefully it’ll scratch whatever demented itch he has.

If you’d like to watch along with me (And why wouldn’t you) you can do so by clicking HERE, but don’t hold me responsible for any misery it might cause you!

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Smackdown – July 30, 2021

Smackdown
Date: July 30, 2021
Location: Target Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Commentators: Michael Cole, Pat McAfee

We’re less than a month away from Summerslam and things have been getting interesting around here again. Last week, John Cena challenged Roman Reigns for Summerslam. That was a no, but Finn Balor issued his own challenge and got a yes. There is no word on when that takes place, but it should be pretty soon. Let’s get to it.

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Friday Night Get-Down: July 30, 2021

TONIGHT!  Rey Mysterio battles Jimmy Uso one-on-one!  Roman Reigns signs the contract to face Finn Balor… or so they say!  And someone may be returning from hiatus tonight!

TOMORROW!  Impact Wrestling runs a one-night mixed tag tournament called Homecoming!  Eight teams vie to be named Homecoming King and Queen, which will… uh… anyway, it’s a tournament!

SUNDAY!  USA and Mexico renew their derby in the Gold Cup final!

But first, here it is — your Moment of Zen:

All right, folks, we all know the rules.  I want you to obey the mods’ instructions at all times.  I expect a good clean thread.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!

ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

What the World Was Watching: Saturday Night’s Main Event XXVI

Vince McMahon and Jesse Ventura handle commentary and they are taped from Austin, Texas.  To put over the Texas setting of the show, McMahon and Ventura open the show on horseback in the aisle.  The card was hyped as “The Tussle in Texas” and took place on April 23.  According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the show drew a crowd of 8,500 fans.

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Joshi Spotlight: Wrestling Queendom 1995

AJW QUEENDOM ’95:
* For this Joshi Spotlight, we take a look at the three “Wrestling Queendom” shows in March 1995! However, I’ve done two of them before, so here’s the two matches available from the first one- thankfully, BOTH are ****+! Here we see the returning veterans of the Raijin Army take on LCO & Suzuka Minami, and then the Main Event is a spectacular 8-Woman Elimination Tag with some odd rules- all to see which AJW wrestlers get to head to the “Bridge of Dreams” show and showcase their promotion at the Tokyo Dome!

This review will feature those two big matches, then end with summations for the two Queendoms.

RAIJIN ARMY (BISON KIMURA, JAGUAR YOKOTA & LIONESS ASUKA) vs. SUZUKA MINAMI & LAS CACHORRAS ORIENTALES (Etsuko Mita & Mima Shimoda):
* And now it’s time for Jaguar’s “Returning Veteran Squad” to take on the reunited Minami/LCO team! The Raijin Army sort of forms as a whole at this point, with the wily vets throwing a spanner into the works of AJW- this bout probably being to properly reintroduce them as a unit. There’s some fun stuff here, as Jaguar trained both Mita & Shimoda, while Mita based a huge chunk of her current act (especially her Chops) off of Bison after she retired. Jaguar’s in pink, Bison’s in white tiger-stripes, Asuka’s in navy blue, Minami’s in orange & blue, and LCO’s in white & purple. This is Bison’s first real match back, so she gets a BIG reaction. Mita talks shit on the mic and Bison grabs at her right away.

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C.M. Punk in AEW


So sloppy drunk Adam Page can't win the big one, which opens the door for Straight Edge Savior Punk to come in, get Page clean and sober, and help him finally beat Omega for the title, right? Then of course Punk turns on Page because you knew he was a snake when you took him in and yada, yada.

You’re getting mad at your own fantasy booking?

They Can’t Be Serious…..Right?


Scott, I don't know if you've seen this yet, but this is from Bryan and Vinny:

“Adam Page is not getting the main event for All Out with Kenny Omega. At one
point it was the plan but plans change. The ten-man tag was designed to shock
people when they veered off that match, but one would think they will be going
to it later. They were pushing Christian Cage for a title match next. Whether
that’s for TV in a few weeks or PPV should be clear pretty soon. They’ve done
angles to where they should do Cage and Eddie Kingston both against Omega, but
Christian feels to me like a match for a major Dynamite and Kingston could
headline a PPV but with the additions maybe it’s a TV match as well.”

I mean……..really?


I mean, it would make sense if they have a hell of a main event to replace Page, like Bryan, but if it’s Christian and they’re just stretching out the Page thing again…not good.  

Impact Wrestling – July 22, 2021

Impact Wrestling
Date: July 22, 2021
Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown

We are finally done with Slammiversary, which wound up being a heck of a show with a lot of surprises. Kenny Omega retained the World Title by defeating Sami Callihan but New Japan’s Jay White showed up to end the show in a big surprise. It’s time to start the long form crawl towards Bound For Glory so let’s get to it.

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Because WCW


Hi Scott. So Bobby Heenan gets over “Da Man” for Goldberg, and WCW makes no t-shirt to my memory of it. Fast forward 20 years, Becky Lynch calls herself “The Man,” and of course Vince makes millions off the shirt. Kinda sums up dubya cee dubya in a nutshell doesn’t it?
The problem is that they had one or two people who were really savvy about wrestling merchandise, but those two people were only interested in merchandising themselves and everyone else was at the mercy of the WCW braintrust.