Friday Night Get-Down: June 18, 2021


TONIGHT!  It’s happening!  Roman Reigns and Rey Mysterio are heading into HELL IN A CELL!

AND THEN!  Jake Hager brings the cage to Dynamite while Arn Anderson’s kid makes his debut!

AND THEN!!  It’s Hell in a Cell’s Pay-Per-View on Sunday as Bobby Lashley and Drew McIntyre settle it ONCE AND FOR ALL!

…oh, and let’s get some Euro 2020 action in as well.  Portugal/Germany on Saturday and Italy/Wales on Sunday ought to be insane.

So, with that in mind, here it is — your moment of Zen:

All right, folks, we all know the rules.  I expect you to obey the mod’s instructions at all time.  Let’s have a good clean thread.  Now — touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting!


Impact, Indies, and Insanity: June 17, 2021

Yeah, I’m gonna give Gorilla and Bobby a break.  Besides, Heenan’s probably about to make a reckless financial decision anyway.

Tonight on IMPACT: Daivari vs Jake Something on the pre-show, TJP against Black Taurus, Tenille Dashwood takes on Rachael Ellering, Josh Alexander faces Madman Fulton in non-title action, two legends square off as Satoshi Kojima meets Rhino, Steve Maclin debuts, and the chaos surrounding the Slammiversary main event will be discussed.  (That chaos?  Sami Callihan was named #1 contender by Scott D’Amore, then fired by Don Callis.)

After the jump, some indies highlights:

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AEW DARK: June 15, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 93 (“Enjoy Seeing Independent Tryouts While You Can”), June 15, 2021.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT! Ethan Page looks to match his partner’s win from last night by beating Danny Limelight! Dante Martin takes to the skies against Sonny Kiss! Chaos Project throws caution to the wind against the Gunn Club! And The Acclaimed have the Dark Order back in their sights – this time it’s Alan Angels and Colt Cabana!

PLUS – Tay Conti, Uno and Stu, Nyla Rose, Wardlow, KiLynn King, Frankie Kazarian, and Cezar Bononi!

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AEW ELEVATION: June 14, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 14 (“We’re in a Low of Momentum This Week and It Shows”), June 14, 2021.

TONIGHT! Only a couple of feature bouts, but they’ll be really good! Tag team experts go one on one as Angelico faces Mike Sydal, with their tag partners promised at ringside! And in the main event, Scorpio Sky looks to impress in singles competition again as he faces Alex Reynolds of the Dark Order!

PLUS – The Factory, Nyla Rose, Wardlow, Shawn Spears, The Nightmare Family, Julia Hart, Orange Cassidy, Private Party, and the team of Penta El Cero Miedo and Eddie Kingston!

Tony Schiavone interviews Wardlow, who has three matches this week. It’s Wardlow’s world, and he’s gonna knock someone out tonight, choke someone out tomorrow, and get a first-round KO against Hager on Friday in an MMA Rules Cage Fight.

From the AEW Arena.

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Friday Night Get-Down: June 11, 2021

TONIGHT!  It’s a big-league double-header — first you go with SmackDown at 8PM on FOX, then if you have the energy you pivot to Dynamite on TNT!  Then it’s midnight and you fall asleep on the couch in time for the Euros to resume tomorrow.

TOMORROW!  Impact is still going strong Against All Odds!  Decay battles Violent By Design for the tag straps!  Satoshi Kojima faces AJPW rival Joe Doering!  Moose invades Daily’s Place to take the gold from Kenny Omega!

SUNDAY!  NXT TakeOver is In Your House!  The Legado tries to win all the gold against Bronson Reed and MSK!  A million dollars worth of jewelry is on the line above a ladder!  And five men go crazy trying to win the big gold!

ALL WEEKEND!  Euro 2021!  I regret to inform you that Italy is still very good.

Special bonus — on this day in 2005 in Philadelphia, Samoa Joe faced Necro Butcher in a match that has acquired a very high reputation.  Maffew posted the link to his Twtitter, and I’ll repeat it here!

All right, folks, we went over the rules.  I want you to obey the mod’s 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: June 10, 2021

Got nothing for Prime Time, sorry.

Impact Wrestling is tonight, as we get ready for Against All Odds.  Mack/Morrissey no DQ, Doering/Edwards, Havok/Rosemary #1 Contenders match, Steelz/Kimber, and an X Division tag match.  If only I could find AXS.

The NBA Playoff doubleheader is Brooklyn (2) at Milwaukee (0), followed by LA Clippers (0) at Utah (1).  The Western Bracket final continues in the NHL as Vegas (3) tries to close out Colorado (2).

And now, your indie flashback match of the week, as ACH takes on one half of Top Flight, Darius “Air Wolf” Martin!

Okay, bring the insanity!

AEW DARK: June 8, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 92 (“Hey, I Know These Guys!”), June 8, 2021.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz, while my guests appear to include 50 million cicadas. For those of you lucky enough not to live in the eastern middle of the US, let me explain: cicadas are a type of insect that literally spend all but one summer of their 17 year life cycle underground. In that one summer, they emerge by the millions and become omnipresent, mating and attaching themselves to trees for the next generation. THIS is that summer. I have trouble hearing myself THINK over the droning, buzzing, and whirring of their flight and mating calls. Thankfully after this it’ll be all over until 2038, by which time I’ll have forgotten how awful they are just in time to be reminded again. Anyway, the show…

TONIGHT! Aaron Solow of the Factory goes one on one with Sonny Kiss, who is NOT expecting Joey Janela with him! Bear Bronson continues his singles action as he faces QT Marshall! Matt Sydal goes to the skies against the Top Flight of Daunte Martin! The Sea Stars are back and taking on the team of KiLinn King and Big Swole! And why is Matt Hardy in Angelico’s corner?

PLUS: Lance Archer, Dark Order, Abadon, Tay Conti, Marko Stunt, Cezar Bononi, Chaos Project, Thunder Rosa, and Nyla Rose! Plus, you indie fans — we got Zicky Dice, Dan Barry, Willow Nightingale, Natalia Markova, The Amazing Graysons, and Matthew Justice waiting in the ring!

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AEW ELEVATION: June 7, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 13 (“Back To Semi-Normal”), June 7, 2021.

TONIGHT! The Varsity Blonds mix it up with the Wingmen team of Ryan Nemeth and JD Drake! Mike Sydal faces off with Ethan Page as both need a momentum boost! Alex Reynolds and Alan Angels represent the Dark Order against The Acclaimed! In prep for his TNT Title shot, Evil Uno faces Danny Limelight! And in our main event, Hikaru Shida looks to begin the climb back to the gold as she faces Diamante!

PLUS: Kris Statlander, Team Taz, Santana and Ortiz, Scorpio Sky, and Jade Cargill!

Santana and Ortiz get the cold open. They say they’ve only had one tag team title match, and they lost it. And that’s dangerous, because it’s made them hungrier than wild dogs. They pride themselves on learning from their mistakes. This means they will be back for the top spot, and it begins tonight. Their opponents will pay the price tonight. Face the BEST! THE BEST! THE BEST!

From the AEW Arena.

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Sunday Night Reset: June 6, 2021

A salute to those who lost their lives on the beaches of Normandy saving the world.

Your MLB Game of the Week is, as it always is if that’s an option, Red Sox/Yankees.  The NHL Playoff Game of the Night is Colorado (2) against Vegas (1) in the Western Bracket final.  In addition, CONCACAF did their own Nations League and the final is tonight.  Of course it’s USA/Mexico.

Plus, if you’re into freakshows, Logan Mayweather is fighting Paul Floyd.  I may have the details wrong, but it’s something like that.

Scott will review the NWA Pay-Per-View from FITE that I believe is currently wrapping up.  Next week is Impact’s turn.

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Get-Down: June 4, 2021

TONIGHT! It’s a wrestling doubleheader as WWE SmackDown kicks us off, followed by AEW Dynamite!  After the WWE cuts, I’m not sure what to expect… and after Double or Nothing, I’m not sure what’s next.  So expect a lot of surprises!

SATURDAY! Round 2 of the NBA playoffs begins as Giannis attempts to beat the monster that is the Brooklyn Nets!

SUNDAY!  When Our Shadows Fall comes to Pay-Per-View/FITE from the NWA!  Nick Aldis defends against Trevor Murdoch!  Tyrus and the Pope in a grudge match!  JTG faces Fred Rosser!  Kylie Rae and Taryn Terrell take on Melina and Thunder Rosa!  Who will have the Powerrr when it’s over?

(Bad joke, I know.)

And now, for the benefit of those among you who are Tommy Hall and/or enjoy marathons, Impact has posted the uncut version of the Alexander/Perkins Iron Man Match.  Tuck in!

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


AEW DARK: Double or Nothing FanFest Edition — June 1, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 91 (“Aww, This Show Is a Normal Length”), June 1, 2021.

From the AEW Arena during the Double or Nothing Fanfest, thus explaining the show length.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz.

TONIGHT!… I got good news and bad news. The bad news is, only five matches. The good news is, lots of bangers! Jungle Boy Perry is back to take on Bear Bronson! Red Velvet takes a run at Diamante! Ryan Nemeth and Cezar Bononi face off against Billy and Colten Gunn! And Jack Evans, Angelico, and Serpentico will meet Stu Grayson, Alex Reynolds, and Alan Angels! (The other match is a Kris Statlander showcase.)

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AEW ELEVATION: May 31, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation: Episode 12 (“This Counts as a Breather Episode”), May 31, 2021.

TONIGHT! Tag team action as the Varsity Blonds take on Chaos Project! Red Velvet and Big Swole take on Nyla Rose and the Bunny, who will have a huge entourage! Penta El Cero Miedo has a Lucha Underground reunion as he faces Jack Evans! And fresh off his win in the Casino match, Jungle Boy Perry goes one-on-one with JD Drake!

PLUS, Thunder Rosa, The Acclaimed, Leyla Hirsch, Tay Conti, and THE FANS!

Thunder Rosa is the cold open, sarcastically congratulating Britt Baker for winning the Women’s Title. A new champion has old enemies, like herself. She is making herself the #1 Contender, starting tonight, and will show why Baker is still afraid of her. There was a lot of Spanish that I couldn’t follow, sorry.

From the AEW Arena. WITH FANS!

Your hosts are Tony Schiavone and AEW’s Resident Battle Royal Expert.

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LIVE from the AEW Arena!

Your hosts are Excalibur and Tony Schiavone.


We open by looking at Bucks vs. Moxley/Kingston, Miro vs. Archer, Inner Circle vs. Pinnacle in Stadium Stampede, Shida vs Baker, Cody vs Ogogo, and Omega vs PAC vs Cassidy.

The fans are ELECTRIC tonight!

The Hardy Family Office speaks about how Matt Hardy will win the Casino match… and along those lines, if Hardy does win, he’ll cut his cut in half from Private Party’s salary.

Another replay of Shida/Baker’s buildup.

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Double or Nothing Watch-Along

Time for a big show at Daily’s, as it’s Double or Nothing!  Enjoy the show with everyone else and yak about whatever you want here.

Tommy and Scott should have their reviews after the show.  Heck, maybe I’ll do one too, would that be overkill?

My booking, like anyone cares:

  1. On the buy-in, Serena Deeb beats Riho to retain the NWA Women’s Title.
  2. Hangman Page upsets Brian Cage.
  3. Miro over Lance Archer to retain the TNT Title.
  4. Anthony Ogogo TKOs Cody Rhodes.
  5. Christian Cage wins the Casino Rumble, last eliminating the Joker, Eddie Edwards (NOTE: if Impact insists, we can go the other way around on this one.)
  6. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky over Darby Allin and Sting when Sky heel hooks Sting to submit.
  7. Dr. Britt Baker makes Hikaru Shida pass out in the Lockjaw to become Women’s Champion.
  8. Jon Moxley and Eddie Kingston upend the Young Bucks to become AEW Tag Team Champions.
  9. The Inner Circle survives the Pinnacle in Stadium Stampede after Wardlow abandons the group.
  10. Kenny Omega gets help from his friends to hold off PAC and Orange Cassidy and remain AEW Men’s Champion.

Enjoy the show!

Friday Night Get-Down: May 28, 2021

TONIGHT!  It’s a double-header!  First Smackdown on Fox, then Dynamite on TNT!  Four hours of wrestling guaranteed to be more fun that WrestleMania 27!

TOMORROW!  I suspect there will be an AEW Special Dark for me to recap!  Who makes the abbreviated last stop on the road to…

SUNDAY!  Double or Nothing!!  Omega, PAC, and Orange!  Miro and Archer!  Stadium Stampede II!  Britt Baker’s coronation!  Mox and the King face the Young Bucks!  And we are all Brits for one match!

MONDAY!  US federal holiday, I’m sleeping in!

But first, your moment of zen:

All right, we’ve been over the rules.  I expect you to obey the mod’s instructions at all times.  I want a good, clean thread.  Now, touch gloves, go to your keyboards, and come out posting.


Thursday PRIME TIME Thread: May 26, 2021

“Good evening, fans.  I’m Gorilla Monsoon alongside Bobby ‘the Brain’ Heenan…”

“And welcome to Monday Night Raw!”

“What are you talking about?  It’s Thursday!”

“Just getting in practice!  The way they go through announcers on that show it’ll be our turn before you know it.”

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AEW DARK: May 25, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 90 (“The Thumbnail Has Cody Rhodes Front and Center, Apropos of Literally Nothing”), May 25, 2021.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. Excalibur’s voice nearly goes during intros, they’re so amped up.

TONIGHT! Sonny Kiss looks to survive the machine as he faces Brian Cage! Joey Janela’s task is only slightly easier, as he goes one-on-one with Bear Bronson! Big Swole and KiLynn King team up to take on Madi Wrenckowski and The Bunny! And someone is getting their first win tonight as Julia Hart faces Tesha Price!

PLUS – Preston Vance, Nick Comoroto, Gunn Club, Aaron Solow, Angelico, Uno and Colt, Dante Martin, Diamante, and Leyla Hirsch!

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AEW ELEVATION: May 24, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 11 (“Door’s Open”), May 24, 2021.

TONIGHT! Two singles matches featuring tag teams as Scorpio Sky faces Alan Angels while Ethan Page meets Alex Reynolds! Mike Sydal shows no fear, but his foe knows no fear as he faces Penta El Cero Miedo! Someone’s getting a first win as New Japan’s young lion Ren Narita faces Royce Isaacs! And speaking of New Japan, it’s longtime veteran Rocky Romero going one-on-one with JD Drake!

PLUS – Thunder Rosa, QT Marshall, Nyla Rose, Matt Hardy, Abadon, Lee Johnson, and Tay Conti!

From the AEW Arena.

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