Black Friday Night Party Thread: November 27, 2020

WE… well, we’ve been here for a couple days in the US, but for the rest of you… WE MADE IT!

Hopefully everyone has been staying safe this holiday weekend.  The vaccine news has been universally positive, and that means the end of pain is going to be here sooner rather than later.  And with it, hopefully, the return of being around wrestling for me.  I miss my friends I’ve made over the years.  I hope to see them soon.

It’s a PPV fallout show on SmackDown tonight, so the slate is mostly clean and we’ll see what we do next.  I imagine Roman will be none too happy with seeing his team swept… although he himself won, so maybe that’s all he cares about.

Time for the AEW Dark Match of the Week: although I rated the triple threat tag higher, this match can be used to teach people how to wrestle and is great mat work.  Matt Sydal and Alan Angels, one on one:

All right, folks, we went over the rules.  I expect a good clean thread.  Obey the mod’s instructions at all times.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!

Enjoy the weekend!  Or keep enjoying it!

Thanksgiving Food Coma Thread: November 26, 2020

Bobby and Gorilla are on assignment this week helping out in Cincinnati with a promotional stunt for a local radio station.  We’ll see if they bring footage when they come back.

In the meantime, a twin bill of Matches of the Week.  First, and AEW/NXT showdown as Darius “Air Wolf” Martin takes on Jake Atlas:

And an incredible matchup that I got to see a rematch of live — ROH Pure Champ Jonathan Gresham against RAW’s Donovan “T-Bar” Dijak:

Gobble gobble, y’all.

AEW DARK: November 24, 2020

(The show’s so long it deserves two logos!)

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 63: Buckle Up, We’re In For The Long Haul.

From the AEW Arena, Novemeber 24.

Your hosts are Excalibur, Taz, and (to start) Anthony Ogogo.

Oh, baby, we got ALL the matches tonight! Sammy Guevara battles Marko Stunt! It’s a three-way tag match with Chaos Project, Janela/Kiss, and Uno/Grayson! Matt Sydal steps up against Alan Angels of the Dark Order! Brian Pillman and Griff Garrison look to silence the complaints of TH2! KiLynn King and Rache Chanel battle in a showdown of Nightmare Factory grads! Trent looks to overcome the unorthodox styles of Michael Nakazawa! Someone’s “0” has to go between Peter Avalon and Fuego Del Sol! Tay Conti enters Britt Baker’s Waiting Room!

PLUS: Ivelisse and Diamante! Brandon Cutler! Jurassic Express! Big Swole! Private Party! Reynolds and Silver! Penelope Ford! The Acclaimed! Red Velvet! Gunn Club! And LOTS OF GATORADE TO KEEP ME HYPED!

(Seriously, AEW, if you keep this expansion up I’m gonna start splitting the review into two parts on two different days of the week, not just for clickbait but for my sanity. Don’t tell me I can’t, Scott; I’m not a machine!)

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Survivor Series 2020 Chat Thread!

TONIGHT!  Teams of five strive to come up with a reason to exist!  Roman Reigns mauls Drew McIntyre because even when he’s a heel it’s all about Roman Reigns!  And, we celebrate 30 years since the debut of the Gobbledy Gooker!  (And some other guy.)

Pre-show is about to begin, with the main card at 7PM, so enjoy the show!

Friday Night Party Thread: November 20, 2020


It’s been revealed via Twitter that Mercedes Martinez is off TV right now because she is asthmatic and has an immunocompromised son.  So very much the Reigns reason.

Which seal of the Apocalypse has “Undertaker doing Chinese technology viral videos” behind it?  Asking for a friend.

Survivor Series odds, as of five hours or so ago:

  • Roman Reigns -200 over Drew McIntyre +150
  • Sasha Banks -160 over Asuka +120
  • New Day and Street Profits even money (-120)
  • Bobby Lashley -325 your LOCK OF THE WEEK over Sami Zayn +220
  • Raw Men -180 over SmackDown Men +140
  • SmackDown Women -180 over Raw Woman +140

If these hold, Raw would be up 3-2 with the tag match and battle royal pending.  It looks like they’re going for equality between the brands this year.

TONIGHT!  We sign the contract between Roman Reigns and Drew McIntyre, while Jey Uso rematches with Daniel Bryan!

And now, here it is: your Moment of Zen:

All right, we went over the rules in the back.  I expect a good, clean thread.  Obey the mod’s instructions at all times.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and let’s come out posting!


PRIME TIME Thursday: November 19, 2020

“Hello, wrestling fans, and welcome to Prime Time Thursday.  I’m Gorilla Monsoon, and… unfortunately, there’s no sign of the Brain as we begin our program.  He was supposed to come back from going on location for our Thanksgiving fundraiser next week.  We’re currently making sure…”

*phone on the desk rings*

“Well, this may be our answer right now.  Hello?”

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AEW DARK: November 17, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Episode 62, November 17, 2020.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz with a new opening theme and graphics! (This was recorded during the recent storms going through Florida.)

Lots of feature bouts tonight! Joey Janela steps into the ring with Marko Stunt as the DDT fallout continues! KiLynn King and Big Swole both look to build winning streaks! And the war between TH2 and SCU continues as Christopher Daniels faces Jack Evans!

PLUS! Frankie Kazarian looks to make one last run start against up-and-comer Griff Garrison! Tesha Price and Leyla Hirsch meet, and someone will (probably) get their first win! Thunder Rosa preps for her NWA Women’s Title match by facing the debuting Lindsay Snow!

In addition, we have showcase matches for Jurassic Express, The Acclaimed, Ricky Starks, Ivelisse, Brandon Cutler, Penelope Ford, and Gunn Club – now with Colten included in six-man tag action!

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Sunday Night Reset: November 15, 2020

Tonight, New England’s season is on the line as the Patriots (+6.5) host the Ravens.

But if you don’t want to watch that, there’s always a brand new BOTCHAMANIA!

I miss being able to tell you about my Sunday training sessions.  Maybe someday I might even have a match to talk about.  I see the light at the end of the tunnel, so until then, wear a mask so we can all get through this alive.

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Party Thread: November 13, 2020


Not sure what to say at this point, other than we were told from the beginning that as we began to open back up, the virus would make a comeback, and we’d have to curtail ourselves again.  Why people are acting like the virus was killed off over the summer I don’t know.  Americans are so stubborn.

Congratulations to the new WON Hall of Famers: Kenny Omega, Jun Akiyama, Karloff Lagarde, Medico Asesino, and Dan Koloff.  All deserving from different eras of the industry.

We had two AEW Dark shows to choose a Match of the Week from, so let’s go with Chuck Taylor’s incredible facials and Lee Johnson’s incredible resilience.  Just a fun match all around.

Okay, guys, we’ve been over the rules.  Obey the mod’s orders at all times.  I expect a good, clean thread.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!

Enjoy the weekend!

Daily News Update: November 11, 2020

I’m guessing the 27 feet of snow in Canada KO’d Scott’s power.  So here we go, News and Innuendo from CSS:

  • For those who care, Strowman is officially a face according to WWE’s internal logic.
  • There’s hope of doing a Tribute to the Troops show this year.
  • Vince McMahon missed SmackDown on Friday; Bruce Prichard was left in charge.
  • When the time in Orlando’s Arena runs out for Thunderdome, WWE is considering renting Tropicana Field as a replacement.  (It’s not like there’s a baseball crowd they have to fend off, ho ho.)
  • No Way Jose may be brought back soon.

And now, here it is: your Moment of Zen.

For those who serve in their respective nation’s militaries, a salute on this Armistice/Veteran’s/Remembrance Day.

In Flanders fields the poppies grow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields. 

AEW DARK: November 10, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 61: Game On, November 10, 2020.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur, Taz, and Ricky Starks. Who is not wearing a shirt.

Tonight’s feature bout is Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss teaming up to take on Jurassic Express! Plus, Chaos Project, Ivelisse and Diamante, The Acclaimed, Lucha Bros, Alan Angels, Leva Bates, Hybrid 2, and Top Flight in action! Who will Lance Archer make an example of this week? STAY TUNED.

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Sunday Night Reset: November 8, 2020

Well, that’s it; after the longest year of campaigning and the longest year of year on record, it’s all over but the shouting.  Unfortunately, given Trump is the loser, expect a lot of shouting.

Full Gear went as I would have done it, with the exception of Matt Hardy over Sammy Guevara.  I don’t know what AEW sees in Hardy, but he’s not the person worth putting over in a long-term feud when Sammy’s RIGHT THERE.  At this point, Guevara may need to leave the Inner Circle, especially with MJF in it.

Brees!  Brady!  It’s Sunday Night Football on NBC!

RIP to the man, the myth, the legend, Alex Trebek.  Probably the greatest game show host of all time.

None of the matches from Friday Dark are up on YouTube yet, but here’s the main event of the Tuesday Dark as Lee Johnson and Sammy Guevara tell a heck of a story.

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Party Thread: November 6, 2020

WE MADE IT!  And given everything this week, it is great to say we made it!

SmackDown is ongoing right now. because I am late putting this up.  Hey, I forgot there was an AEW Dark prior to Full Gear, sorry!  Anyway, my review of those matches is up on this website and pinned for review.  Only seven matches, so there’s no reason not to read it.

Once again, I’ll be in the Dark thread and not this one to avoid the political chaos.  So if you want to talk AEW with me, I’d be glad to.

Now, here it is, your AEW Match of the Week: Private Party vs Chaos Project!

All right folks, we went over the rules.  Obey the mod’s rulings and instructions at all times.  I want a good clean thread.  Now touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and let’s come out posting!

Enjoy the weekend!

AEW DARK (Road to Full Gear Special): November 6, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 60: The Last Stop on the Road to Full Gear!

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur, Taz, and Anthony Ogogo.

TONIGHT! We go back to half-size editions of Dark, as most of the roster is saved for Full Gear! Even with that, there’s three feature bouts to talk about! Brandon Cutler looks to make it two in a row against Michael Nakazawa! Big Shotty Lee Johnson goes for his first win taking on the Kentucky Fried Gentlemen, Chuck Taylor! And Christopher Daniels goes one-on-one with Matt Sydal!

Plus, Dark Order, Big Swole, Griff Garrison, and Ricky Starks in showcase action!

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The Nightly: November 5, 2020

Just making this quick because I’m too exhausted to be “funny”.

Also, for those chatters wondering where I’ve been, I’m staying out of election talk on messageboards because I have a feeling I’d be THAT GUY telling people to calm down and quit over-reacting to every little development.  I know my weaknesses.

Tomorrow at 7:30PM Eastern on IWTV, there will be a 12-man UWFi Rules tournament featuring a lot of strong style indy stars.  (Spelling intentional — they’re in Indiana.)  Plus, Dan Severn vs Matthew Justice and Tom Lawlor vs Stephen Bonnar, also under UWFi Rules.

Your Independent Showcase Match of the Week is in honor of the ROH Pure Title coming back.  Here’s Jonathan Gresham, Tracy Williams, John Silver, and Jay Freddie in a four-way match coming to you from Worcester, MA.

Bring the insanity… just not too much.  Actually, given how slow the count is, I’m guessing insanity will be provided.

See you when the storm blows over.

AEW DARK: November 3, 2020

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 59: Like There’s Anything Important Going On Today, November 3, 2020.

Taped (THANKFULLY) from the AEW Arena. Your adjective: “Tremendous”.

Your anchor hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT! Chaos Project is in our feature bout against Private Party! Big Shotty Lee celebrates joining Team Nightmare, but can he beat Sammy Guevara? KiLynn King steps up to face the debuting Lei’D Tapa!

PLUS: Butcher and Blade, Pillman and Garrison, Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus, Brandi and Red Velvet, Darby Allin, Frankie Kazarian, Will Hobbs, and more Dark Order than you can handle! Let’s see what’s good this week!

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Sunday Night Reset: November 1, 2020

Tonight’s football “game of the week” is Dallas at Philadelphia, with the winner inexplicably in first place in the NFC East.

I don’t have anything witty to say here.  So instead: BOTCHAMANIA!

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Party Thread: October 30, 2020

We made it!

Tomorrow is Halloween, so be prepared for someone to think it’s funny to dress as a virus.  Assuming your precinct even allows a Halloween party, although I bet there will be idiot teenagers holding one anyway.

Just a note: normally we’d be complaining about long AEW Dark shows, but just this once, I wouldn’t mind if the show goes long so I have an excuse not to watch political stuff.  There’s only so much blah blah blah I can handle.

SmackDown is ready to start building to Survivor Series, where they will be defending the honor of the brand and fighting for… something… material… maybe?  Yeah.

Not gonna lie, this is kind of a welcome calm before the storm.  So for me, I’m going to go to IWTV.  Deathmatch legend Matt Tremont is having his final match tonight against Rickey Shane Page during Night 1 of the Danny Havoc Memorial Cup.  Also, my man Tim Donst is in tournament action.  So at least there’s something.

All right, guys, I want a good clean thread.  We went over the rules in the back.  Remember to respect the mod’s rulings at all times.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!

Enjoy the weekend!  And now, here it is: your Moment of Zen.

The PRIME TIME Thursday Night Thread: October 29, 2020

“Good evening, wrestling fans, and welcome to Prime Time Thursday.  I’m Gorilla Monsoon alongside Bobby Heenan, and Brain, it all comes down to two men in AEW.”

“And what a coincidence — they used to be tag team partners and everyone wants them to fight!  Who could have seen this coming except everyone?”

“Certainly we knew Kenny Omega would be motivated to show why he’s considered one of the greatest in the world today, and now his former partner Adam Page awaits him!”

“Adam’s probably preparing for a handicap match.”

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