This past Sunday at the Royal Rumble, Matt Hardy turned on his brother to fuck the dirtsheets and their ”Christian is returning” mumbo jumbo.
April 12, 1993
From the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, NY
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Rob Bartlett who has unfortunately returned after being stranded in Las Vegas.
Date: September 16, 2004
Location: Spokane Arena, Spokane, Washington
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz
We’re coming up on No Mercy and a lot of the card is either already set or pretty clear. Last week saw the return of the Big Show, who you know is going to be treated as a major star. To be fair, when he’s motivated and ready to go, he’s not half bad. The problem is when he’s more than half bad, which happens far too often. Let’s get to it.
NBA All-Star Saturday is happening right now.
Corey Graves’ wife is pissed and is letting the world know about it.
I got a 2015 NXT review coming in the AM 🙂
Keep it Clean guys!
The SmarK Rant for WWE Elimination Chamber 2018 – 02.25.18
(Originally written 02.25.18)
Live from Las Vegas, NV
Your hosts are Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Coach
The weekend is upon us!
Tonight: I’ve got tickets to the Lego Movie 2, which is kind of bombing thus far.
John Cena will be hosting Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader later this year. They need to get Sid Vicious as a contestant.
WWE apparently didn’t learn their lesson enough this year, so they’re bringing the Royal Rumble back to a stadium next year in Houston. Maybe it’ll be 8 hours long while they’re at it.
And to remember Pedro Morales this weekend, here’s him and Bob Backlund winning the tag titles from the Samoans at Shea Stadium, which is funny because the YouTube description hypes up the WWE Network but that show isn’t on there and it probably should be.
YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE at Fox Hall in Annandale, Virginia, where over 300 of my craziest friends are joining me for NOVA Pro’s season 4 premiere tonight! It’s also my debut as a referee on this stage, so yeah, I’m a shade nervous.
ESPN has the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities tonight. ESPN2 has the college action, with Saint Joe’s/Davidson, followed by Troy/Georgia Southern. ESPNU has the goods tonight with Buffalo/Toledo (don’t laugh — both teams could make the NCAA tournament), followed by Northern Kentucky/Wright State.
I want to thank those in the Day Thread who discussed the ALWF’s future here. The majority seem to be okay with it being there, and the biggest issue is Benoit’s inclusion. I’ll consider writing him out if it matters that much in the future. But I’ll keep the hype to the chat threads instead of their own posts, while putting up the big shows for your enjoyment.
Meanwhile, in the land of the living, we’re heading to the Elimination Chamber, and excitement couldn’t be more tepid! I would recommend New Year’s Revolution 2005 as a night viewing, as I really love that particular Chamber match. I think it’s Batista’s real coming-out party.
Enjoy the weekend!
This time out we look at one of WCW’s gala events in the form of SuperBrawl. Indeed, for some within WCW itself, SuperBrawl was actually the event they considered to be the biggest event of the year, even bigger than Starrcade. This mostly was the case when Eric Bischoff took over, as he’s gone on record saying he never really cared for Starrcade due to it happening in December and preferred SuperBrawl’s February date.
SuperBrawl was generally a decent effort from WCW, and usually saw some pretty newsworthy big matches, such as Hollywood Hogan battling with Roddy Piper, Sting and Ric Flair in 97, 98 and 99 respectively. One SuperBrawl event in particular ended up dominating the list however, but in my defence you could probably make an argument for it being the best pay per view event WCW ever put on!
As always, these are just my own personal picks. This isn’t supposed to be some sort of objective list or anything. If I leave out a match that you think warrants inclusion, then please feel free to put it down in the comments section below. As with previous lists, I’ll be listing the matches in chronological order.
So without further to do, let’s get to it!
Not sure if this has been covered but I cannot recall. How for the love of the WWE’s love of getting a Four Horsewoman deal over as a thing is Tessa Blanchard not on their roster and sewn directly to one of Charlotte’s implants? Is there some kind of problems here with her, or Tully, or something? Or does this kind of logic I’m presenting just make too much sense for this company right now?
Kofi pinned Bryan on SD. At Elimination Chamber, it comes down to Kofi and Bryan. Rowan and Big E brawl outside when Harper arrives and slips Bryan a weapon through the chamber allowing him to retain. At Fastlane they can do a 6-man with New Day vs. Straight Veg-Society with a stip that if New Day wins, Kofi gets Bryan at WM.
With Rollins/Brock, and Charlotte/Rousey/Becky main eventing, it’s a perfect year to have a WWE title match fans can get invested in that can be placed midcard.
April 11, 1993
From the Sheffield Arena in Sheffield, England. This was televised on SKY Sports.
Your hosts as Jim Ross, Bobby Heenan, and Lord Alfred Hayes
Great stuff, especially Big E as Brutus Beefcake.
WWE.com Elimination Chamber Preview
CZW Free YouTube Match
You can watch Trent Acid vs. Homicide from 5/10/03
The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – Happy Valentine’s Day! (02.14.19)
I guess the theme of this week’s uploads should be pretty obvious.
Notes: the AfterLife Wrestling Federation is a tribute to wrestlers who have since left us. The concept is a WWE-style wrestling organization with the best of the past. Hopefully you’ll see some old favorites of yours! And now: the ALWF, for over 100 years the revolutionary force in Slam Bang Western Style Wrestling.
April 11, 1993
From the Augusta County Civic Center in Augusta, GA
Your hosts are Jim Ross, in his debut on Challenge, and Bobby Heenan
This week in action are Jim Duggan, Bam Bam Bigelow, and Tatanka. Plus, Tiger Jackson vs. Little Louie and more!
Oh, like I have a valentine today.
Your NBA on TNT game this week — just one, as the All-Star break is around the corner — is Thunder/Pelicans. Your college basketball slate is: ESPN has Houston/Connecticut; ESPN2 has Illinois/Ohio State, then Murray State/Austin Peay (Ja Morant of Murray State is a must-see), and Gonzaga/Loyola Marymount. Meanwhile, your ESPNU deep cuts are Tulsa/Tulane, Arizona/Utah, and St. Mary’s/Santa Clara. Plus, if you stick with ESPN after the hoops, they have a special on the UFC Heavyweight Classic between Cain and Brock.
The Indie Roundup of the weekend — and we got some good stuff — coming after the jump.