Mike Reviews Shows Considered To Be Stinkers – NWA Bunkhouse Stampede (24th January 1988)

Good Day One And All!

Back with another Stinker Review this week, where I look at a show that has a reputation for being rubbish and decide whether it deserves its rap sheet or not.

This time out it’s another reader request, with Bunkhouse Stampede fighting its way out of the Stinker Hat courtesy of WChilders 49. I have watched this show before but it was quite a while ago, and I only really remember one of the matches being any good.

This is one of them there concept shows, with the idea being that guys have qualified for the Main Event by winning Battle Royals on House Show events, leading to them all going at it in a big Battle Royal bout to close the show. The extra gimmick though is that the Battle Royal itself is going to be held inside a cage, meaning you have to chuck your opponents out of the cage until you are the sole survivor.

This show is mostly remembered for being the catalyst for the first ever Royal Rumble event, as Vince McMahon threw that on TV in order to mess with the NWA and the concept got so over that it remains to this day. Would the Bunkhouse Stampede Cage Match™ enjoy the same enduring popularity? I guess you’ll have to read on to find out…

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 25th September 2021

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I thought the first hour of Rampage was overall stronger than the second hour, but I did enjoy the Main Event. I won’t spoil what happened but there was a particular bit in the Lights Out match that made me pop.

I’m at a wrestling show today so I’ll sadly miss Everton against Norwich. Norwich haven’t won a game yet this season, which usually means that we’re going to be the ones to gift it to them. Hopefully I’m wrong.

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Mike Reviews – NWA Eastern Championship Wrestling Ultra Clash 1993 (18th September 1993)

Hey there chaps and chapettes!

Today we’re looking back at the first ECW show of the Paul Heyman Era, with Ultra Clash representing the moment the pencil switched between Eddie Gilbert and Paul. Paul E was kind of cut throat in the way he got control of things, but Gilbert had no interest in working with Jim Crockett or the NWA, so ECW joining up with them was a natural stepping off point for Eddie, with this show scheduled to be his last in the promotion.

I’ve never seen this show before but it has some historical significance to it. ECW was actually still Eastern instead of Extreme at this point and was also now a member of the NWA, but that would change when 1994 rolled around. Knowing Heyman he probably already had the gears whirring in his head for that spectacular screw job.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 18th September 2021

Happy Saturday Everyone!

I had pizza last night and it was a magical experience. Can’t beat The ‘Za!!

I’m off to Villa Park today to see if Everton can keep their good start to season going. Aston Villa is always one of my favourite away days as it’s pretty easy to get to, there’s free parking in walking distance from the ground, and Villa Park itself is one of the nicer and more historic stadiums in all of English football. I just hope The Toffees leave Birmingham with the 3 points.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 17th September 2021

Happy Friday Everyone!

Caught some of the Dark Side of the Ring “Plane Ride From Hell” episode, and all I can say is that I feel terrible for the poor flight crew that had to deal with all of that stuff going on. I know some like to romanticise the old days of how wrestlers were all wild men who got up to craziness (and indeed it does still go on today to a certain extent) but I think the Plane Ride is a great example of what happens when stuff like that is allowed to get way too out of hand. Wrestlers going to their hotel rooms to play Xbox is infinitely preferable to them getting smashed and then running around naked in my opinion, even it is more “boring” than what wrestlers used to get up to with more regularity in the “good old days”

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Blog of DOOM Daily Thread – 16th September 2021

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Holy mackerel are AEW loading up those Arthur Ashe shows! As Gorilla Monsoon on this very Blog would say, they’ll have people hanging from the rafters in that stadium for Dynamite and Rampage. It will truly be a happening!

Shout out to Club Bruges last night who managed to hold the mighty PSG to a draw. I’m sure the Belgian fans liked sticking it to the French!

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 15th September 2021

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

Found out today that I’ll finally be heading back to the office after a LONG time of working at home, so these updates might not be quite as detailed from next week regards news and whatnot, but I’ll still make sure to get a thread up every day. I’m quite relieved to be honest as the lack of human interaction was becoming a genuine bummer recently.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 14th September 2021

Happy Tuesday Everyone!

Pretty rubbish game last night for the most part, although I personally enjoyed the 10 minutes where Everton were good. That Townsend goal was something else and should really be in the conversation for Goal of the Month. Absolute blammo!

Won’t spoil Raw, and to be fair I haven’t watched it, but it sounds like you might want to check out Thomas’ review.

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