AEW DARK: November 30, 2021

Anybody seen Waldo?

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 119 (“I Think We Have More Fake Luchadores Than Real Ones Now”), November 30, 2021.

From the All Elite Zone.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT! Anthony Greene steps waaaay up in class as he goes after Adam Cole! Ethan Page looks to put the “ego” in “fuego” as he faces Fuego Del Sol! It’s HOSSES EVERYWHERE as Shawn Spears and Wardlow face off against Bear Country! Aaron Solo and Nick Comoroto of the Factory look to get back in tag team good graces against the Varsity Blonds! And someone gets their first win as Ray Jaz takes on the debuting Infinito!

PLUS — Skye Blue, Alan Angels, Ryo Mizunami, The Butcher, Matt Hardy/Jora Johl, KiLynn King, Tony Nese, Santana and Ortiz, Julia Hart, and Leyla Hirsch! Fifteen matches? Buckle up, folks!

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AEW ELEVATION: November 29, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 39 (“Tag Team Appreciation Night!”), November 29, 2021.

From Chicago, IL.

Your hosts are Excalibur, Eddie Kingston, and Paul Wight. THEY BROUGHT THE A TEAM!

TONIGHT! The Sakura/Mizunami war continues as Emi Sakura teams with Nyla Rose, Diamante, and The Bunny to face Ryo Mizunami, Leyla Hirsch, Julia Hart, and Skye Blue! Meanwhile, the Varsity Blonds team with Alex Reynolds and John Silver to face The Acclaimed and Chaos Project! And the HFO and Dark Order collide once again as Matt Hardy, Blade, and Isaiah Kassidy face Evil Uno, Stu Grayson, and Alan Angels!

PLUS – Jay Lethal’s first win, Tony Nese prepares for Rampage, TayJay team up again, and Santana and Ortiz bring the bulldozer!

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Sunday Night Reset: November 28, 2021

Tonight’s NFL game is Browns/Ravens.

Coming up on the Blog: your Joshi Spotlight tomorrow focuses on AJW in Nagoya; we get the back half of Glory by Honor II on Wednesday; and your Dream Match of the Week is Bret Hart and British Bulldog vs Owen Hart and MISTER Bob Backlund.

The coaching carousel is in full force with Oklahoma’s coach heading to USC.  Let the comedy begin!

(On a related note: thanks for everything, David Cutcliffe.  It had to be, but I’m sad to see it anyway.)

Enjoy the night.

Long Weekend Get-Down: November 26, 2021

TONIGHT!  We get the fallout from Survivor Series, and Roman Reigns needs a challenger to steamroll!  Plus, let’s see if Riho can regain the Women’s Title — Step 1 is tonight on Rampage!

TOMORROW!  Ohio State and Michigan!  Wisconsin and Minnesota!  Oklahoma and Oklahoma State!  Virginia and Virginia Tech!  RIVALRIES EVERYWHERE!  IT’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL HATE WEEK!

SUNDAY!  The weekend is over, sigh.

But first — Jim Cornette goes off on Vince Russo, part 93275980347:

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


Impact, Indies, and Insanity: November 25, 2021

Impact is doing a special Thanksgiving WrestleHouse today.  I have no idea if stories will be advanced or if this is a skippable episode — but it’s not like Impact has been anywhere near as bad as their past.

Currently watching Raiders/Cowboys; later tonight is Bills/Saints.  Or, if you need college football rivalry time, Mississippi and Mississippi State square off in a game that, in the past, was decided by a wide receiver imitating a dog using a fire hydrant.  No, I’m not kidding.

Meanwhile, the independents:

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Tuesday Night Futures Watchalong featuring Everyone: November 23, 2021

My review of AEW Dark is already up.  NXT is ongoing.  Tommy and Scott will dissect the TV show in the future.

“Let me tell you, that episode of AEW Dark was a barn-burner, ladies and gentlemen.  Lee Moriarty and Nick Comoroto went toe to toe in a great contrast of styles that could main event anywhere in the country.  So join the fun here at the greatest community in all of wrestling, the Blog of Doom!”

“Hey Ape-man, why is this thread up late?  Did you have to go get another 20 bananas?”


AEW DARK: November 23, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 118 (“It’s Just a Little Stale, It’s Still Good!”), November 23, 2021.

From the All Elite Zone.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT! Someone gets their first win when Anthony Greene faces Jameson Ryan! Lee Johnson and Brock Anderson have brought a glock to a word fight as they take on the Acclaimed! Carlie Bravo wants his first win while teaming with old military buddy Shawn Dean against Alex Reynolds and John Silver! And Lee Moriarty is ready to go solo as he hopes Taiga can tame a tiger in Nick Comoroto!

PLUS – 2point0 and Daniel Garcia, Matt Hardy, Kiera Hogan, Emi Sakura, Wardlow, Bear Country, Riho, and Joey Janela!

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AEW Elevation (A Very Special Episode… For Me): November 22, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation, Episode 38 (“Grapitol Region Represent!!!”), November 22, 2021.

From Norfolk, VA.

Your hosts are Tony, Paul, and Mark… at first.

TONIGHT! The Sakura/Mizunami tag war continues as Emi is with Penelope Ford and the Bunny against Ryo, Kris Statlander, and Leyla Hirsch! Wheeler Yuta of Best Friends takes on Serpentico of Chaos Project! And PAWD World Champion Trish Adora gets worldwide exposure against Riho!

BUT ALSO! Two friends of mine are on the show! The Champion of the One Percent, Logan LaRoux, takes on the Premier Athlete, Tony Nese! And, Erica Leigh teams up with Willow Nightingale to face Anna Jay and Tay Conti!

PLUS – Frankie Kazarian, Dark Order, and Team Taz!

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2021 Survivor Series Watchalong

…featuring Spaniels?

If you’d rather watch football, you got Steelers/Chargers on NBC.

This week on the Blog: our Joshi look is on Chigusa Nagoya vs. Mayumi Ozaki; Wednesdays of Honor has Glory by Honor II; and our dream match of the week is Brock Lesnar vs. Rob Van Dam.

The booster shot had me bedridden all day, just like the first two shots.  Worth it, though.

Enjoy the show.

Friday Night Get-Down: November 19, 2021

TONIGHT!  It’s the last stop before Survivor Series and it’s a Rampage!  Darby Allin vs Billy Gunn is one of the main matches tonight, so I don’t blame you if you’re not watching.

TOMORROW!  I get my booster!

SUNDAY!  Survivor Series!  Big E vs Roman Reigns!  Damian Priest vs Shinsuke Nakamura!  RKBro vs Usos!  You vs Apathy!

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

Okay, folks, we’ve been over 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.



(PS — I’m writing this as news breaks during my lunch break.  Tempers will be high, but I ask you don’t take it out on each other, okay?)

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: November 18, 2021

Tonight on IMPACT: The IInspiration in a non-title match against the Undead Bridesmaids; Elite vs Bullet Club in a hoss fight as Doc Gallows battles Hikuleo; Steve Maclin gets a chance at the X Division title IF he can beat Laredo Kid; Brian Myers takes on Sam Beale on the pre-show…

…and in a match worthy of its own paragraph, Josh Alexander vs Minoru Suzuki!!

The NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Patriots/Falcons.  Louisville plays my alma mater Duke in college ball.  NBATV’s Game of the Week is Sixers/Nuggets.

Meanwhile, in independent wrestling:

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AEW DARK: November 16, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 117 (“Before and After Full Gear”), November 16, 2021.

From Minneapolis, MN.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT! Alan Angels and Colt Cabana of Dark Order take on The Acclaimed! John Silver focuses his attention on Pretty Peter Avalon! Meanwhile, the Wingmen team with the Factory to face the Varsity Blonds and Johnson/Anderson! And it’s six-woman action one more time as Nyla Rose, Emi Sakura, and The Bunny run it back against Riho, Ryo Mizunami, and this time it’s Kris Statlander!

PLUS – Andrade El Idolo, 2 Fast 2 Fuego, Ruby Soho, Preston Vance, Scorpio Sky, Sonny Kiss, The Pinnacle, and Powerhouse Hobbs!

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AEW ELEVATION: November 15, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 37 (“Fight Forever… In Tag Matches”), November 15, 2021.

From Indianapolis, IN.

Your hosts are Tony, Mark, and Paul.

TONIGHT! The Hardy Family Office and Dark Order collide again as Matt, Kassidy, and Blade face Uno, Stu, and Angels! Ryo and Sakura collide again as Nyla Rose, Emi Sakura and the Bunny team up to take on Ryo Mizunami, Riho, and Skye Blue! And QT Marshall… actually, this may be a new matchup as he goes against John Silver!

PLUS – Andrade El Idolo, Ruby Soho, and Gunn Club!

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Sunday Night Reset: November 14, 2021

Tonight’s NFL game is Chiefs at Raiders.

This week on the Blog — our Joshi spotlight is on Miki Handa; Wednesdays of Honor looks at the back half of Beating the Odds; and your Dream Match is Al Snow vs. Sabu.

Please remember: do not attack the wrestlers during the show.  At best, they’ll kick your ass; at worst, you’ll get arrested.  Actually, no, at worst they’ll kick your ass AND you’ll get arrested.

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Get-Down: November 12, 2021

TONIGHT!  SmackDown continues the road to Survivor Series!  Your King, Xavier Woods takes it to Roman Reigns, and if it’s champion vs. champion, then look who is waiting to see what happens!

ALSO TONIGHT!  Rampage!  Can a Boy catch a Fish?  What happens when you surround an Orange with a Leech?

ALSO ALSO TONIGHT!  I’m watching sports!  Coach K’s final home opener as my alma mater Duke faces Army, and USA and Mexico in a World Cup Qualifier!

TOMORROW!  IT WILL BE A HAPPENING LIVE ON PAY PER VIEW!  FULL GEAR!  Hangman’s ultimate moment of truth against Kenny Omega!  The Inner Circle defends wrestling against MMA!  Tay Conti steps up to the Doctor!  Eddie Kingston looks to right the wrongs against CM Punk!  Danielson and Miro for the next in line!  CALL YOUR CABLE OR SATELLITE PROVIDER!!

SUNDAY!  …screw it, we’re watching football and sleeping in.

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

ALl right, folks — we’ve been over the rules.  Obey the mods’ instructions at all times.  I expect a good clean thread.  Now — touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!


Impact, Indies, and Insanity: November 11, 2021

Tonight on IMPACT: Matt Cardona, Eddie Edwards, and W.Morrissey square off to see who Moose’s first challenger will be; Kaleb Withak dies a horrible death at the hands of Minoru Suzuki; Chris Bey and Hikuleo face off against David Finlay IV and Juice Robinson, with a shot at the Good Brothers on the line; Rocky Romero goes at it against Rohit Raju; Kimber Lee and Brandi Lauren face Decay; and on the pre-show, it’s Rachael Ellering taking on Savannah Evans.

Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Ravens/Dolphins.  The college game tonight is UNC/Pitt.  The NBATV doubleheader is Raptors/Sixers, followed by Heat/Clippers.

After the jump, our indie roundup:

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AEW DARK: November 9, 2021

You!  Hovering over this picture!  Let me know if you find Waldo!
Had to include the thumbnail here because LOOK AT ALL THE TALENT!

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 116 (“Apology Accepted”), November 9, 2021.

From St. Louis, MO.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

Tony Khan said that moving the date of Full Gear meant he lost St. Louis as a host, and he wanted this episode of Dark to be an apology. Well, let’s see how:

TONIGHT! We have MANY feature bouts! Darby Allin warms up for MJF by taking on another jerk in QT Marshall! It’s a Dark Order doubleheader – Uno, Reynolds, and Colt will face Gunn Club! Then Preston Vance and Alan Angels take on Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs! Matt Hardy joins Isaiah Kassidy and the Blade as they face Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, and Christian Cage! It’s speed against tech as Dante Martin goes against, you guessed it, Frankie Kazarian! Nick Comoroto and Aaron Solo look to solve the new team of 2 Fast 2 Fuego! Six-woman tag action sees Emi Sakura join Jamie Hayter and Rebel against Ryo Mizunami, Thunder Rosa, and Kris Statlander! And Lee Moriarty wants his first win as he teams with Matt Sydal against 2point0!

PLUS – Wardlow, Andrade El Idolo, The Inner Circle, Nyla Rose, Best Friends, Riho, and Tay Conti!

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AEW ELEVATION: November 8, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation: Episode 36 (“Let’s Hope He’s Recovered from Jeff Cobb”), November 8, 2021.

From Kansas City, MO.

Your hosts are Excalibur (a one-off substitute), Paul Wight, and Mark Henry.

TONIGHT! Wheeler Yuta teams with best friend Chuck Taylor to take on the Butcher and the Blade! Nyla Rose and Emi Sakura team again, this time against Ryo Mizunami and Ruby Soho! And in an eight-man tag, it’s The Acclaimed and 2point0 teaming up to face Uno, Stu, Reynolds, and Silver of the Dark Order!

PLUS – Riho, Matt Hardy, and Powerhouse Hobbs!

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BEYOND Reverse the Curse: November 7, 2021


The PG Era Rant for Beyond Reverse the Curse, November 7, 2021.

Seeing as I already cover the second-tier AEW shows and a lot of independent stars make appearances there, why not watch a few in their natural habitat? On top of that, names from AEW, Impact, and Ring of Honor are making appearances here in what looks to be an incredibly loaded card.

Live from Somerville, MA. Order IWTV to watch the replay.

Your hosts are Paul Crockett and Sidney Bakabella, alongside ring announcer Rich Palladino. It’s a sellout crowd, and as part of Beyond’s tradition, fans are literally next to the apron, giving “ringside seating” a new meaning.

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Sunday Night Reset: November 7, 2021

Speaking of reset, I hope you all got your clocks turned back.

Tonight’s NFL game is a doozy as we get Titans/Rams.

I’m actually loading this up to post early because I will be reviewing Beyond’s Reverse the Curse show tonight, which looks to be a doozy.  I’ll have that up when it finishes, hopefully.

This week on the Blog: our Joshi Spotlight is on the 1995 AJW Grand Prix Final.  Honor on Wednesday looks at Beating the Odds from September 2003.  And our Dream Match is Lord Steven Regal vs Dean Malenko.

See you soon.  Enjoy the night.