Friday Night Party Thread: October 19, 2018

We made it!

YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE at Fox Hall in Annandale, VA, and the VFD, where fans are starting to file in for NOVA Pro’s Sadie Hawkins Invitational!  Some last second car issues have led to a couple changes in the card, but we still have 8 mixed doubles squads ready to thrill and delight, and an absolute war between Tim Donst and PCO on tap!

For those of you who aren’t, well, me and therefore are still at home, a reminder that CMLL Super Viernes is doing a 40th anniversary celebration of Blue Panther’s career with Cavernario/Terrible/Rush vs Finlay/Caristico/Penta up top.  If you’re a baseball fan, the Dodgers go to Milwaukee hoping to join Boston in the World Series.  Football fans will have a choice of two Mountain West games: Colorado State/Boise State on ESPN2 and Air Force/UNLV on CBSSN.  Or, if you’re feeling nerdy, go to ESPNU and watch Yale/Penn!

Enjoy the weekend!

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: October 18, 2018

Impact Wrestling has the fallout show of Bound For Glory.  Matches include Trevor Lee against Ethan Page, Allie taking on Alisha Edwards, and the X Title on the line as Brian Cage defends against Rich Swann.

Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Denver/Arizona.  Meanwhile, the NCAA Appetizer is Stanford taking on Arizona State, while Game 5 of the ALCS is tonight as Boston hopes to get to the World Series.

After the jump, we’ll look at the weekend in independent wrestling.

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Sunday Night Reset (featuring Bound For Glory)

The big wrestling news is the 14th annual Bound For Glory event.  Here’s your card:

  • Impact Champion Austin Aries vs. Johnny Impact
  • Women’s Champion Tessa Blanchard vs. Taya Valkyrie
  • Sami Callihan and OVE vs. Brian Cage and Lucha Bros in “OVE Rules” Match
  • LAX and Konnan vs. OGz and King in a Concrete Jungle Death Match
  • Eddie Edwards vs. Moose
  • Matt Sydal and Ethan Page vs. Rich Swann and Willie Mack
  • Allie vs. Su Yung
  • Eli Drake vs. TBD

Your Sunday Night NFL game is Kansas City vs. New England.  Game 2 of the ALCS is tonight as well.  Lots of options.

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Party Thread: October 12, 2018

We made it!

Tonight is Game 1 of the NL Championship Series as LA hosts Milwaukee.  If Milwaukee wins, the city will get 180,000 free burgers.

College football has an intriguing doubleheader tonight: first, unbeaten South Florida faces Tulsa.  Then, the Pac-12 late night chaos arrives as Utah goes heads-up with Stanford.

Your College GameDay game of the week tomorrow is Wisconsin taking on Michigan, with the winner being in position to keep the pressure on Ohio State.

Tonight’s Friday Night groupwatch is a twin bill: the WCW/New Japan January 4 show of 1993, and the WCW/NJPW North Korea MANDATORY FUN show, attended by all 547,000 North Koreans [citation needed].

CMLL is on Claro if you want some Lucha, as Ultimo Guerrero faces Michael Elgin in the main event.

Enjoy the night!

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: Thursday Night, October 11, 2018

Impact Wrestling presents the final show before Bound for Glory.  Up top is a six-man tag with Aries/Kross/Moose against Johnny/Edwards/Bahh.  There’s also a pretty good four-way with Jack Evans, Petey Williams, Puma King, and Trevor Lee.

Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Philly/NY Giants.  College football’s appetizer is a doozy, as Texas Tech takes on TCU in Big XII action.

After the jump, we look at the independent highlights.

Read moreImpact, Indies, and Insanity: Thursday Night, October 11, 2018

Saturday Morning Strong Style Thread

Australia, Australia, Australia, Australia, We love you, Amen!

Right, crack the tube!  *sound of beer cans opening*

We come to you this morning to watch the WWE Super-Show-Down, live from Melbourne, Australia, in front of 75,000 people, all of whom are named Bruce.   Your presumptive main event is HHH taking on the Undertaker, who is also in charge of the sheep dip.  I imagine the WWE hopes the action will be hot enough to boil a monkey’s bum.

So we welcome you bastards and others to God’s own Blog, and remind you that we don’t like stuck-up sticky-beaks here.  Enjoy the show, and remember Rule Number Six: there is no… rule number six.

[This post made with apologies to Monty Python.]

Friday Night Party Thread: October 5, 2018


I haven’t heard of what the Friday Night Groupwatch will be, but may I suggest if you’re looking for something on the Network… Slamboree 1994?  Sting/Vader, Austin/Badd, and Zbyszko/Regal are all matches one can learn from, and of course it has Foley and Sully winning the tag belts in a match that is a five-star nominee.

AL Baseball is on TBS.  NL Baseball is on FS1.  Georgia Tech and Louisville is on ESPN.  Actual good college football is on tomorrow.

And yes, there will be a dedicated Super ShowDown thread.  Of course there will be.

Enjoy the weekend!

The Daily!: October 4, 2018

Well, Brian’s kid is doing much better, which is fantastic news.

Current rumors say the SD vs Raw angle of Survivor Series will likely be scrapped, though odds are Baron Corbin and Kurt Angle will head teams to determine who controls Raw.  Because 2003 was FIFTEEN years ago, so Jim Cornette says it’s okay.

Also, for those wondering: the part of Mr. Bootyworth (the New Day’s chef) was played by Dewey Foley.  Which makes me feel old.

Talk amongst yourselves.  Or watch this, one of my favorite matches from my time recapping Raw:

The Daily!: October 3, 2018

As Alexander Haig once said, “As of now, I’m in control. Don’t panic.”

…okay, panic.

Thoughts and prayers for Joey Janela, whose knee ligaments basically exploded during his match with Psicosis.  It’s so bad he may miss all of 2019.

As NOVA Project 4 is up on Powerbomb TV, I’ll provide a recap either today or tomorrow.

In the meantime, let’s get old-school.  From WWE’s official YouTube account (so I’m sure I’m okay posting it), here’s Bruno Sammartino defending the WWWF Title against Ernie Ladd, MSG, 1976.

Sunday Night Reset: September 30, 2018

Hey, someone remember to wake up Billie Joe Armstrong.

We’re going to have TWO tiebreakers in the NL, as Milwaukee/Chicago and Colorado/LA will face off.  Winners are division champs, losers play in the wild card game.

The AL playoff tree is set: Oakland at New York for the wildcard, winner faces Boston; Cleveland at Houston.

Baltimore at Pittsburgh is your NFL Game of the Night.  Over/Under on unsportsmanlike conduct fouls is 2.5.

Enjoy the night!

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: The Night Thread, September 27, 2018

Tonight on Impact, Faby Apache challenges Tessa Blanchard for the women’s title, while the Desi Hit Squad face LAX for the tag gold.

Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Vikings/Rams.  Your college football appetizer on ESPN is UNC/Miami.

After the jump, your independent wrestling primer.

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The Daily Discussion: September 26, 2018

Welcome to the Blog of Doom daily thread, now being simulcast on TruthTV!  Some fun news and notes to discuss:

  • PW Insider reports that there was discussion about possibly bringing Brock Lesnar in this week for Raw.  Obviously, that didn’t happen; there is no timetable for his next Raw appearance.
  • Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that his sources tell him Sasha Banks is out due to an undisclosed medical issue.
  • The original plan in 2017 was for Dean Ambrose to be the one to turn heel on the Shield.  Injuries derailed that idea… although seeds are being sown right now, right?
  • According to the Observer, the Shield six-man to close out Raw got high marks from Vince himself, a good sign for a potential AOP push.

Sunday Night Reset: September 23, 2018

NOVA Project 4 was a blast.  When it’s available on Powerbomb TV I’ll drop a rant on you.  However, I can share this:  in April, we’re taking part in Mania Weekend!  WE’RE GOING TO WRESTLEMANIA!

Tonight’s NFL Game of the Week is New England/Detroit, as Tom Brady tries to get back to winning ways.  Meanwhile, the MLB Game of the Week is Boston/Cleveland, as both teams are setting their playoff rosters.

If there’s a groupwatch, I didn’t hear of it.  Personally, I’m viewing WrestleMania XII.  But I’m weird like that.

Enjoy the night!

Friday Night Party Thread: September 21, 2018

We’ve made it!

Greetings, Blog of Doomers!  I am currently on location in Fairfax, VA, for NOVA Pro Wrestling’s NOVA Project 4, our anniversary show.  I’ll try to get a picture with 2 Cold Scorpio for y’all.

Tonight’s a decent night for college football, as Penn State faces Illinois and FAU and UCF battle for Group of 5 supremacy.

Tomorrow’s College GameDay Game of the Week is Stanford at Oregon.

Congrats to the Browns!

Enjoy the weekend, everyone!

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: Sept. 20, 2018 Night Thread

Your NFL Game of the Week of the Day is Jets/Browns.  College football’s appetizer game is Temple/Tulsa from the American Athletic.

Impact tonight features Austin Aries defending against Texano, Faby Apache appearing, and another name added to their Hall of Fame.

After the jump, your indies roundup.

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Friday Night Party Thread: September 14, 2018

We’ve made it to the weekend!

Some of us in the Blog of Doom will be watching JCW Oddball Brawl (2013) from Detroit, Michigan.  Your card — not in any order and as without spoilers as one can have for a five-year-old card — is:

  • Bill Martel vs. Honky Tonk Man
  • Smothers Family (Isabella and Tracy) vs. Ring Girl Randy & Weedman
  • Evil Dead & Rude Boy vs. Mad Man Pondo & Necro Butcher
  • Kongo Kong vs. Zach Gowen
  • The Ring Rydas (Red & Blue) (champions) vs. The Thomaselli Brothers (Pauly & Vito) (challengers) for the JCW Tag Team Championships
  • Breyer Wellington vs. The Boogeyman (Bag Of Freshness Match)
  • Jon Bolen vs. Lashley
  • 2 Tuff Tony (champion) vs. Daivari (challenger) for the JCW Heavyweight Championship (Lumberjack Match)

Or, if you want more modern wrestling, MLW is having a WarGames on beIN Sport.

Your football tonight is Georgia State taking on Memphis.  Tomorrow’s GameDay Game of the Week is Ohio State facing TCU in Cowboys Stadium.

Enjoy the weekend!

Impact, Indies, and Insanity: September 13, 2018

Impact Wrestling is on tonight at 8 as always.  Advertised matches are the Lucha Bros against Lee and Conley as well as Brian Cage against Kongo Kong.

The NFL Game of the Week of the Night is Ravens/Bengals, while the NCAA Early Special is… on right now, actually (Boston College/Wake Forest).

After the jump, your indie wrestling roundup:

Read moreImpact, Indies, and Insanity: September 13, 2018

Sunday Night Reset: September 9, 2018


Our dojo, CRAB Wrestling, performed at a taco festival in Cleveland.  And we left a gift — the power of the Browns to avoid defeat!

I mean, we couldn’t make them win or anything — we’re not miracle workers.

Anyway, tonight’s games are Astros/Red Sox in MLB and Bears/Packers in NFL.  I’ll be watching baseball.  Also, sometime this week I’ll put out a column on our parent promotion, NOVA Pro, whose anniversary show is coming up.

Enjoy the night!

Sunday Night Reset: September 2, 2018

Welcome to the Sunday Night Reset, where in a parallel universe the Okada/Scurll match is still going.

The ResistANTce are your winners of the 2018 King of Trios tournament, winning the final with a Chikara Special.  Sometimes you can go home again.

College football tonight is Miami (FL) against LSU, while baseball’s Game of the Week is Astros against Angels.  NFL begins next week, which is too bad.

Wrestling training adventure: our dojo show does their first non-Maryland show next week, as we’ve been invited to perform in Ohio.

Enjoy the night!