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:

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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!

Friday Night Party Thread: August 31, 2018

Viva la weekend!

I’ll be watching my alma mater’s season opener tonight.  For those who like college football, there’s a lot of great games, with the highest-ranked one being Auburn vs Washington on a neutral field.  GameDay will be at South Bend, IN, for Michigan at Notre Dame.

If you all want, we could get together for a Labor Day PPV watch — a friend of mine and I want to do commentary with our friends.  Any suggestions?  (Yes, Wnyx, I know of your suggestion to jump in a lake.)

Enjoy the night!

Friday Night Party Thread: August 24, 2018

We made it!  Viva la weekend!

Anyway, as you’re reading this, I’m at the NOVA Pro show Summer of George, helping out with music, ring bell, and anything else they need me for in an effort to pay dues.  And be a part of a great community.  That too.

Tonight’s community re-watch is AAA When Worlds Collide, which I believe has Art Barr’s last match.  At least his last high-profile one.  It’s also the answer to a trivia question: what was Eddie Guerrero’s only match to get 5 stars from Dave Meltzer (back when Dave had credibility and stopped at 5)?

It also features a trios match where one team is Chris Benoit, Scorpio, and Tito Santana, a team I never knew I needed.

Enjoy the weekend!

Sunday Night Reset (featuring SUMMERSLAM) Part 1: August 19, 2018

It’s that time, folks!  The second-biggest PPV of the WWE calendar is upon us, featuring the main event of Vince McMahon vs. Brooklyn!

If you’re not interested, the baseball game of the week is Mets vs Phillies from Williamsport, which starts at a special time of 7 this week.

This thread should last us until 8-9 PM, at which point I’ll open Part 2.

Enjoy the show!

Friday Night Party Thread: August 17, 2018

Okay, so after taking an informal poll in the Day thread, I’ll keep the indie roundup but not interject where it isn’t warranted.  Also, I need to vet my sources better.

On a serious note, the Sunday Night Reset will be up at 6PM ET to coincide with the start of the Kickoff show.  Now, I know when it’s Mania, there tends to be one thread every hour, and SummerSlam is the #2 event of the year.  So, lemme ask y’all: should we just have one thread for the 5-6 hour show?  Should I create one at 9?  Or at 8 and 10?  Or do we go all out, hour by hour?

Joey Janela’s Lost In New York is going on tonight on FITE tv’s iPPV service.

Enjoy the weekend!


Sunday Night Reset: August 12, 2018

So yesterday I was in a seminar with Kevin Sulivan himself and got advice on how to be a marketable wrestler from him.  Also lots of encouragement because, as he felt, this was a time when there would soon be roster turnover at the top of WWE which meant lots of chances for upward mobility throughout all of wrestling.  That evening, we did a dojo show and he took part in the main event!  He stuck around and took pictures with all of us afterwards, then we headed to dinner together and heard road stories.

So this morning, I *was* Homer.

Still — best day of my wrestling adventure ever.

In indie wrestling news, two major title changes occurred Saturday.  Flamita and Bandido won the PROGRESS Tag Team Championships, while Mr. Touchdown Mark Angelosetti ended the 16-month reign of Juan Francisco de Coronado atop CHIKARA.

Tonight’s baseball Game of the Week is Nationals at Cubs.

Now to see where I put my liver after last night.  Enjoy the night!

Friday Night Party Thread: August 10, 2018

Welcome to the weekend!  I’m Andy PG, and I’ve gotten less exposure in wrestling than Randy Orton’s penis.  (Man, what a weird story THAT is.)

Oh, speaking of penises, Austin Aries got upset over the fact that his match at Brooklyn II with No Way Jose was somewhat glossed over in favor of Hideo Itami’s return post-match on a WWE Network Twitter post.  “And what’s either guy done since?  Great success?” he ranted, claiming he was Jose’s career highlight.  Aries then responded to a reply saying he wasn’t as good as AJ Styles by claiming to be “laterally [sic] the definition of special in the ring” and “so nuanced in the art that you don’t even realize how special and high level I am”.  He also said he was “Once In lifetime”, proving that Twitter should never, ever get an edit button.  (Yeah, Friday’s a slow news day, but any time a world champion has a public meltdown, it’s good theater.)

Our weekly Groupwatch is WWA Eruption.  The ringleaders will be by to post details soon, I’m sure.

Tomorrow, I attend a seminar taught by Kevin Sullivan, which I know I mentioned in the morning thread but dude I’m really excited so bear with me.

Enjoy the weekend!

Thursday Night Thread: August 9, 2018

Your big story is that Aleister Black is officially out of Brooklyn’s main event.  It will now be Gargano/Ciampa, last man standing.

Renee Young will step up in relief of Jonathan Coachman on the Raw announce team on Monday.

This weekend’s independent highlights:

  • PROGRESS will be in Seattle tonight, Chicago on Saturday, and Detroit on Sunday.  WALTER will defend the title in all three locations — against Jimmy Havoc in Seattle, Eddie Dennis in Chicago, and Mark Andrews in Detroit.  Seattle also has Bandido/Flamita/Rey Horus against British Strong Style; Chicago features Pete Dunne against Flash Morgan Webster; and Detroit has Dunne and Trent Seven teaming up against the Monster Mafia of Ethan Page and Josh Alexander.
  • CMLL Super Viernes will be available tomorrow night on Claro TV.  with a main event trios match of Fenix/Matt Taven/Volador Jr against Bestia del Ring/El Terrible/Rush.  In addition, the Lightning Match will feature El Valiente against Hechicero.
  • CHIKARA will be going at it Sunday afternoon with the 2018 edition of CHIKARAsaurus Rex.  J.F. de Coronado defends the gold against Mark Angelosetti, which Danjerhawk puts the Young Lions Cup on the line against Sage Philips.
  • CZW’s Business As Usual comes to you Sunday night in Voorhees.  Dan O’Hare faces Rickey Shane Page in the main event bloodbath, while the undercard features Joe Gacy squaring off against Wheeler YUTA.

Enjoy the night.