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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Sunday Night Reset: May 23, 2021

Tonight’s MLB Game of the Week is Chicago and St. Louis renewing pleasantries.

Your NBA playoffs tonight are in double-header mode: it’s game 1 of Atlanta vs New York, then game 1 of Memphis vs Utah.

Two NHL playoff games tonight as Boston (3) looks to close out Washington (1) in the Eastern Bracket, while Edmonton (0) tries to avoid disaster against Winnipeg (2) in the Hoser Bracket.

Phil Mickelson.  That’s it.  That’s the paragraph.

Huge main event to Elevation tomorrow, as JD Drake faces Rocky Romero!  Also, the Ren Narita match will air here.

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Get-Down: May 21, 2021

TONIGHT! It’s a four-way for the Intercontinental Title as Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn’s feud intersects with that of Big E and Apollo Crews to make it happen. Plus, who’s next for Roman Reigns?

A reminder that the NBA playoffs begin, so Dynamite’s schedule will be all over the place over the next few weeks.  This starts with the next show being a Friday.

I need to get out more, but the cicadas are beginning to emerge and that’s gonna make things crunchy this summer.

Meanwhile, here’s AEW doing a profile on The Butcher, including talking about his other gig as a member of Every Time I Die.  At this point, which one’s the side gig?

All right, everyone, we’ve been over the rules.  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!


Thursday PRIME TIME Thread: May 20, 2021

“Good evening, folks, and what an big day of news in the wrestling world.  As it stands right now, no one owns New Japan’s top prize as Will Ospreay is no longer the champion.”

“I think I know what happened, Gorilla.”

“He had a severe neck injury; it’s pretty straightforward.”

“No, what really happened; Mr. Fuji stole it as a prank!”

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The following is a statement from New Japan’s office:


On May 4’s night two of Wrestling Dontaku in Fukuoka, Will Ospreay sustained a neck injury. As a result, Ospreay will not be participating in the next series of events and will instead return to the UK for treatment and rehabilitation.

There is no timetable for Ospreay’s return to action at this time, and as a result, his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be vacated.

Further announcements on the status of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be made at a later date.

More information as we get it.

AEW DARK: May 18, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 89 (“PPV DEVELOPMENT!!”), May 18, 2021.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. Excalibur calls tonight’s show “massive”. You have no idea.

TONIGHT! Kris Statlander appears in women’s action taking on Diamante! Marty Casaus is at it again, this time facing Matt Sydal! Brian Pillman Jr of the Varsity Blonds faces Luther of Chaos Project! Cezar Bononi looks to fling Marko Stunt into next week! Serpentico faces off against Sonny Kiss! And according to the preview, EVP Cody Rhodes will announce who is in the Battle Royal at Double or Nothing!

PLUS – Angelico, Lee Johnson, Nick Comoroto, Chuck Taylor, Will Hobbs, Swole and Velvet, Griff Garrison, Nyla Rose, Uno and Colt, Daunte Martin, and Preston Vance! SIXTEEN MATCHES! Buckle up and get your beverages, because we’re getting a marathon week!

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AEW ELEVATION: May 17, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 10 (“Double Digit Matches for a Double Digit Show”), May 17, 2021.

TONIGHT! KiLynn King invades the Hardy Family Office as she faces The Bunny! Lance Archer hosses it up with Bear Bronson! Mike Sydal gets another chance at Team Taz as he goes against Brian Cage! Private Party continues the war with the Dark Order as they face Alex Reynolds and Alan Angels! It’s Family against Factory as Dustin Rhodes takes on Aaron Solow! And Danny Limelight tries to give Royce Isaacs his first win, but it’s a tall task as they face Eddie Kingston and GYAAAAAAAAAAAAAN MOXLEY!

PLUS: The Acclaimed, Leyla Hirsch, Penta El Cero Miedo, Ethan and Sky, Tay Conti, QT Marshall, Joey Janela, Thunder Rosa, and Jungle Boy Perry!

From the AEW Arena.

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Friday Night Get-Down: May 14, 2021

TONIGHT!  Natalya and Tamina get a second chance against Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax and THIS IS ALL YOUR FAULT, WRESTLEMANIA FANS!

TOMORROW!  Impact is Under Siege!  Omega, Gallows, Anderson; Edwards, Robinson, Finlay!  Deonna Purrazzo faces Havok!  Six men and four teams look for title shots!  And Josh Alexander takes on El Phantasmo!

SUNDAY!  WrestleMania Backlash!  Lashley, Strowman, McIntyre!  Roman Reigns fends off Cesaro!  Rey and Dominik Mysterio look to make history!  Miz, Priest, and lumberjacks!

But first, here it is: Your Moment of Zen.

All right, folks, we’ve been 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.


The Thursday PRIME TIME Thread: May 13, 2021

“Good evening, wrestling fans, and welcome to Thursday Night.  We have a big weekend coming up, and Bobby and I will be ready to get you into it.”

“And you’d better believe we’ll be more coherent than a Cody Rhodes promo.”

“Are you really trying to anger one of the top companies here, Brain?”

“Why?  Are we on the payroll?”

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AEW DARK: May 11, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark, Episode 88 (“The Two Eights Show How Many Matches We’re Putting On One Show”), May 11, 2021.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. It’s Casual Tuesday, given the outfits of the guys on commentary!

TONIGHT! Bear Bronson steps into singles competition against Brian Cage! Marty “The Moth” Casaus gets a callback, now facing Jungle Boy! Will Hobbs looks to toss around AEW’s resident Yoga Master, Mike Sydal! The Acclaimed stare down the wild and wacky barrel of Joey Janela and Sonny Kiss! And JD Drake hosses it up with the Dark Order’s Preston Vance!

PLUS: Varsity Blonds, Dante Martin, Diamante, Nemeth and Bononi of the Pretty Picture, Swole and Velvet, a Dark Order trios match, Nyla Rose, Kris Statlander, Lance Archer, Team Factory, and the combination of Eddie Kingston and GYAAAAAAAN MOXLEY!

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AEW ELEVATION: May 10, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 9 (“Watch Out For That Cardboard!!”), May 10, 2021.

TONIGHT! We got Tay Conti looking to climb back up by taking on Madi Wrenckowski! Marko Stunt and Jungle Boy Perry of Jurassic Express face the Chaos Project! The HFO and Dark Order keep at it as Isaiah Kassidy battles Alex Reynolds! And Danny Limelight faces his toughest challenge yet as he faces GYAAAAAAAN MOXLEY!

PLUS: Matt Sydal, Lee Johnson, Leyla Hirsch, Jade Cargill, Hardy teams with Quen, Ethan and Scorpio, Eddie Kingston, Thunder Rosa, and Britt Baker!

From the AEW Arena.

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Sunday Night Reset: May 9, 2021

Tonight’s ESPN Baseball game is Philly at Atlanta.  However, MLB television has all of today’s games available for free on their app, so my night is filled up.

Happy Mother’s Day to all your moms, but especially to our own mother Princess.

Assuming you’re actually here to chat and not taking care of your mother and/or wife, enjoy the night.

Friday Night Get-Down: May 7, 2021


TONIGHT!  SmackDown THROWS IT BACK!  “Rise Up” has already been confirmed for the theme song, and we’re all just waiting for a giant holographic fist!

SUNDAY!  We all wish Princess a happy Mother’s Day!  (Crap, who was supposed to get her flowers?)

Congratulations to Wheeler Yuta on winning the IWTV Independent Heavyweight Championship at Beyond over Lee Moriarty in what viewers described as a 45-minute classic.  As soon as IWTV uploads the full show, you’re dang right I’ll try to review it.

Condolences currently being sent to my friend and CRAB Wrestling compatriot Mikey Banker, who lost his father last night.

But first — your Moment of Zen:

All right, gentlemen, we went over the rules in the back.  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!


Thursday Night Thread: May 6, 2021

Sorry, brain’s done.  Bad day at work, no good indie matches to profile either for the video or upcoming… meh.  Just having a bad brain day.  No need for sympathy though; I should be MUCH better tomorrow.

Tonight is Impact, as the people in Nashville looked at all the times Raw had a champion who wasn’t obligated to show up and said, “Hey, let’s do that!”  Apparently the Forbidden Door just means “Kenny Omega can do whatever the hell he wants.”

At least the Mets won today.  So I got that.

Bring ye insanity.

AEW DARK: May 4, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Dark Episode 87 (“Twelve, Fourteen, Who Can Keep Track Anyway?”), May 4, 2021.

From the AEW Arena.

Your hosts are Excalibur and Taz. Excalibur: “We’re so looking forward to this week’s matches that we wore the same clothes as last week!”

TONIGHT! Daunte Martin takes to the skies as he faces fellow high-flyer Danny Limelight! Chaos Project goes solo – Serpentico draws the bad luck of facing the Bastard PAC! Meanwhile, the original Death Dealer, Luther, goes against the Murderhawk Monster Lance Archer! And in a match set up last week on Elevation, it’s Diamante taking on Leyla Hirsch!

PLUS – The Acclaimed, SCU, Big Swole, Sonny Kiss and Joey Janela, The Varsity Blonds, The Bunny, Will Hobbs and Ricky Starks, and Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky! Wait, that’s only 12 matches and the YouTube video title promises 14 – will we have some surprises?

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AEW ELEVATION: May 3, 2021

The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation Episode 8 (“Save the Blood, Show Your Guts”), May 3, 2021.

TONIGHT! Two of the toughest women on the roster face off when Abadon takes on Ryo Mizunami! Madi Wrenckowski wants to prove her worth to the person who dismissed her, Nyla Rose! HFO vs Dark Order continues as Matt Hardy teams with The Blade to face Colt Cabana and Alan Angels! Austin and Colten Gunn look to show their worth in the tag ranks as they take on Chaos Project!

PLUS: Orange Cassidy, Nick Comoroto, Red Velvet, Preston Vance, Private Party, Miro, FTR (hopefully for real this time), Thunder Rosa, QT Marshall, and JYAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHN Moxley!

From the AEW Arena.

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Sunday Night Reset: May 2, 2021

Tonight’s Major League Baseball Game of the Week is the Mets facing the Phillies.  Thankfully, Jacob DeGrom is not starting tonight, so there’s a chance the Mets will have an offense tonight.

The Lucha Underground discussion reminds me of how fun those three seasons were.  The show only had three seasons.  Don’t argue.  There were only three.

Congratulations to Killian McMurphy for winning the ECWA Super 8, although the ending was rather unfortunate.

Also, thank you to everyone who helped donate for Lance Lude as he recovers from cancer.  The benefit show will air next week on IWTV.

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

(Oh lawd that chop.)

Enjoy the night.

Friday Night Get-Down: April 30, 2021


TONIGHT!  Big E gets his Intercontinental Title rematch against Apollo Crews, this time without the Nigerian Drums or anything else in his way!  Plus, Daniel Bryan says goodbye to SmackDown… or is it hello to the Universal Title?  Only Roman Reigns can determine that!

TOMORROW!  ECWA presents the 25th Annual Super 8, live on IWTV!  The premiere one-night tournament in independent wrestling, boasting a lineage of champions including Christopher Daniels, Low Ki, Paul London, Petey Williams, Davey Richards, Jerry Lynn, Xavier Woods, Tommasso Ciampa, Son Of Havoc, and many more, is back!  Check it out on IWTV!

SUNDAY!  Sleep in, no one cares, be cheap and lazy.

There are days I wish I got emails from you weirdos, and then I see what Scott puts up and am glad my address is private.

Before we continue, your Moment of Zen:

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