Will Ospreay to Miss Night Four of the NJPW G1 Tournament Due to Injury
Backstage Reactions to Karl Anderson & Luke Gallows re-signing with WWE
WWE Free YouTube Match
You can watch Kofi Kingston vs. Sheamus in a Tables Match from the 2011 Extreme Rules PPV
The SmarK Rant for WWE Extreme Rules 2019 – 07.14.19
Live from Philadelphia, PA
Your hosts are the usual.
Although I believe Russo didn’t kill WCW (he does help kill it quicker though) as it was doomed anyway, what do you think would happen if he and Ed never left the WWF?
I’ve always believed the best era of the WWF was from January 2000 to Wrestlemania X7, but it was because they moved past all the Russo inspired bullshit of the late 98(post Survivor Series which is arguably the best of Russo’s work) thru 99 period. I can’t see them hitting that creative and successful peak if Russo was still there.
Russo has said that he was so incredibly burned out that he was trying to quit anyway, so either way he might have been gone by the end of 1999. But he might be lying, because Russo. I think that either way, Vince McMahon was still smart enough about business trends to figure out the wind was changing, and Russo would have been left behind by that. More importantly, Vince wanted to put Stephanie in charge and Russo was never going to win that argument.
Question for you regarding Sasha's contract: I know she's locked in for a few more years after re-signing last year, but can this time she's missing be added to her contract? I know they can do it for injuries, but not sure if that same rule applies for missing
shows by choice. Feels like she's in a no win situation. Either she quits and doesn't get paid until her WWE contract expires, or she puts her head down and just goes through the motions until her contract expires.
Obviously Banner had some gear but Hulk is badass & doesn’t necessarily need one, as well as Thor, Panther & Strange. Ant-Man is pretty hooked up on his own as well. But we had Iron Spider, War Machine & Rescue. But why not one for Hawkeye, Black Widow, Cap, Fury, Falcon & Winter Soldier? Basically…..everybody? Aren’t Hawkeye & Falcon 1000x more useful in a suit of nano-tech aerial assault armor? Just sayin. Biggest flaw in every Avengers movie that really chaps my ass. This is a serious stuff. Defy the logic.
Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: October 8, 1983 (taped 9/23)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Kerry avoid Gordy’s oriental spike and defeat him? Will Adams and David succeed against Devastation, Inc.? And who will join me to bring you this episode?
WWE has obviously flirted with putting the main event on first – namely this year’s WrestleMania (Brock is always the main event whether you like it or not, pal) and the No Mercy PPV a couple of years back when the WWE Title match opened the show. Do you think in the era of ridiculously long but basically free shows that it actually makes more sense to put the biggest match on right out of the gate?
January 30, 1994
From the Florence Civic Center in Florence, SC
Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon and Jim Ross
This week, the TV debuts of Sparky Plugg and Kwang. Also in action are The Bushwhackers, Ludvig Borga, Adam Bomb, and The Headshrinkers
Extreme Rules 2019
Date: July 14, 2019
Location: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves, Michael Cole, Renee Young
We’re finally wrapping up a long stretch with what feels like a show from one company or another every week for months. This is a show built around violence and a full three matches out of the twelve have some form of gimmick that includes violence. The card doesn’t look bad though and hopefully it works out. Let’s get to it.
It’s the Extreme Rules PPV thread! Get your breadsticks and soup ready for Baron Corbin main eventing yet again.
Didn’t have a chance to do EVOLVE earlier today, but I’m on vacation this week so I’ll probably get around to it.
Let’s see if WWE can top AEW in their head-to-head weekend!
Here we are with some more G1 Climax action! I’ve actually been a bit rough today so this took a bit longer than I’d liked, but hopefully this reaches you well and you’ve had a good weekend. As mentioned in Night Two, there’s sadly no tag matches on this one because I didn’t really have time to fit them in, so this is just the five tournament matches.
Nevertheless, I hope you enjoy these and I’ll have Mondays B Block matches hopefully up after I get home from work tomorrow.
Oh, and on an unrelated note, Cricket can be bloody exciting when it wants to be can’t it?
issues with the product, the roster needs some more depth, the characters need to be built up a little more than just flippity flip indy geeks, the production qualities need to be tightened up and someone like Cody isn't exactly a guy I want to see on the
top of the card.
What do you think Scott, has the shine worn off on AEW a bit or is it just a slight bump in the road and come October they'll be off and running
January 29, 1994
From the Cumberland County Memorial Auditorium in Fayetteville, NC
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Stan Lane
The show starts off with Vince narrating a bunch of still photos of the Royal Rumble as he talks about the two co-winners of the match. We now go to WWF President Jack Tunney in his office as he talks about his decision, which is that both Lex Luger and Bret Hart will each have a title match at WrestleMania X. And this Monday night on RAW there will be a coin toss to determine who is the first to face Yokozuna. We then get Tunney explaining how if Luger wins the coin toss that Bret will have to face “suitable competition” in his brother Owen before facing the winner of Lex/Yokozuna later on in the show. However, if Bret wins the coin toss, Luger will have to face Crush before getting a title shot. Tunney then says both Luger and Bret have agreed to these conditions and their will also be guest referees assigned to both WrestleMania title matches.
“Sometimes there’s days you never forget! And one of those days is this Sunday with Extreme Rules!”
Evolve 10th Anniversary
Date: July 13, 2019
Location: 2300 Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Commentator: Lenny Leonard
This one is interesting for a lot of reasons, starting with the fact that it is WWE’s first official head to head competition against AEW, which is running Fight For The Fallen at the same time. Evolve is an indy company that has become an unofficial feeding system for WWE, which has even sent some talent there for Evolve shows. This has been hyped up harder than most Takeovers so it could be interesting. Let’s get to it.