The SmarK Rant for Allied Powers: The World’s Greatest Tag Teams (Disc Three)

The SmarK Rant for Allied Powers: The World’s Greatest Tag Teams (Disc Three)

OK, time to wrap this bad boy up.

Disc Three

And we kick it off with the team so awesome they don’t need a clever name, Edge & Christian…

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Daily News Update – March 31, 2020

WORST. MARCH. EVER.

DATELINE:  AEW is introducing a new title for the midcard, called the TNT title, complete with 8 man tournament to being April 8 and conclude at the next PPV.

DATELINE:  WWE is adding a bunch of WM-themed programs to the Network this week, including a “Best 15 title matches of the past 15 years” show that I’m sure will just angry up the blood.

DATELINE:  Roman Reigns officially announced that he’s off of Wrestlemania.  But they’re still advertising it everywhere and acting like it’s still happening on the website and everything.  Because they can’t even do a show to “put smiles on people’s faces” without being carnies about it.

Speaking of which…

The SmarK Rant for Allied Powers: The World’s Greatest Tag Teams (Disc Two)

The SmarK Rant for Allied Powers: The World’s Greatest Tag Teams (Disc Two)

After a strong first part of the set, let’s see if they can keep the cool stuff coming.

Disc Two

Kicking it off with my faves, Demolition!

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Daily News Update – March 30, 2020

Good morning and back to work for another week?  Oh, just me?  OK then.

DATELINE:  The episode of WWE 24 focusing on Edge will debut after Wrestlemania.  Whenever it ends.  So Tuesday maybe?

DATELINE:  Vince McMahon sold a LOT of stock this past week, basically post-dated to 2024 but he’s getting the cash now for it.  It’s upwards of $80 million worth.  No one’s sure why, exactly.

Here’s MLW for the week if you’re looking for something new to watch with an actual crowd…

The SmarK Rant for Allied Powers: The World’s Greatest Tag Teams (Disc One)

The SmarK Rant for Allied Powers: The World’s Greatest Tag Teams

Well, this one won the poll I did, and I love me some tag team wrestling, so let’s crack the seal and give it a look.  Much like the Hogan set, I’ve got no idea what’s on this one.

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Daily News Update – March 29, 2020

Hey, it’s Sunday, as my glorious weekend of sleeping in and doing nothing more strenuous than reviewing the Allied Powers DVD set continues.  Also I started binge-watching the Harley Quinn cartoon through Amazon Prime.  So get this:  In order to watch it on demand, I not only have to subscribe to Prime for $8 a month, but then subscribe to another service within Prime called Stack TV for $12.99 a month, and THEN I have to watch commercials during the fucking show!  Thankfully Stack has a 30 day trial which is getting cancelled like Wrestlemania should have been once the 30 days are up.

It’s a really great show, though.

DATELINE: Smackdown’s ratings continue to fall to record low levels along with RAW’s ratings.  So, shockingly, producing shitty live content doesn’t help make people watch.

DATELINE:  Oooo, apparently Total Extreme Wrestling 2020 launches next month!  I wonder if there’s a scenario where a pandemic forces cancellation of all your shows?

DATELINE:  Dana White still insists that UFC 249 is gonna happen.  Amazingly, even Joe Rogan isn’t crazy enough to be involved with this stupid idea.

The SmarK Rant for WWF Tuesday Night Titans – 08.21.84

The SmarK Rant for WWF Tuesday Night Titans – 08.21.84

“Hulk Hogan turns Mean Gene into Lean Gene”

This was a request from one of my Patrons who was silly enough to pledge an amount of money that entitled him to pick any show he would me to rant on.  And he cashed in his Money in the Blog briefcase for this one, which is from the era of TNT when it was actually on Tuesdays, and also a 2 hour show.  Hey man, I’m game, let’s do it.

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Daily News Update – March 28, 2020

FINALLY I have a weekend off.  I actually don’t have next weekend off so we’ll see if I can fit in both halves of Wrestlemania Covid-19.

DATELINE:  FS1 will be showing the entire Royal Rumble 2020 PPV show this Tuesday, just in case you haven’t seen the match enough already.

DATELINE:  Teddy Hart continues to make Jon Jones look like a law-abiding citizen by comparison.

Hey, in a couple of weeks you can stay inside and watch THE MAIN EVENT on Netflix.  Or not.  Whichever.

Daily News Update – March 27, 2020

Wow, if only there was some stuff to talk about this morning!

DATELINE:  Roman Reigns is out of Wrestlemania with no announcement as of yet who will be replacing him.  Do we really need to?  Can’t we just send Goldberg home and keep him away from this?  Anyway, good for Roman for making that decision and hopefully more people do so as well.

DATELINE:  Speaking of personal decisions, Jon Jones decided that driving drunk and carrying a weapon would be a great way to be a role model.  Why does this asshole keep getting chances?  Oh yeah, Dana White.

DATELINE:  NXT Takeover Dublin has been postponed to October.  Wait, you can just POSTPONE a major show?  But I thought it had to immediately happen on the scheduled date so all the storylines that have been carefully crafted got paid off and smiles were put on faces?  MIND BLOWN.

Daily News Update – March 26, 2020

Spring is sure taking its sweet-ass time to spring here in Western Canada.  Even Mother Nature is self-isolating, I guess.

DATELINE:  Dark Side of the Ring set a new ratings record for the Benoit episode.  And everyone said he was never a draw.

DATELINE:  Impact is still airing the upcoming TV special on AXS hyping up the TNA reunion show that isn’t happening now.  Never a company to be held back by logic!

DATELINE:  Dana White is still insisting that UFC 249 is gonna happen somewhere, somehow.  Live from Antarctica, I guess.

Here’s a free Tanahashi v. Okada match to start your day…

The SmarK Rant for Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series DVD (Disc Three)

Part one

Part Two

Disc Three

Oh god, the menu music switches to “American Made” for this one.  Time to brace myself.  Considering that WCW doesn’t really have “unreleased” footage, I’m curious what they’ll dig up here.

So yes, we move ahead to 1994, with Hulk moving to WCW and apparently everyone embracing him completely.  DUDE.  Do I really have to sit through 2.5 hours of Hulk Hogan’s WCW matches?

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Daily News Update – March 25, 2020

This week is exhausting so far, so hopefully Dynamite can recharge my batteries tonight.  That last Hogan DVD disc sure as hell did NOT.

DATELINE:  RAW’s ratings were way down, which means nothing.  But still, there was a theory that they would stay the same or go up due to captive audience, and that’s not the case.

DATELINE:  Rusev is pledging $20,000 to those in the WWE production staff who are without jobs at the moment.  Luckily, WWE superstars have Independent Contractor Insurance they can always claim.

DATELINE:  Rey Mysterio and Dana Brooke are both quarantined and off Wrestlemania.  I sense that this might end up being a much bigger story very soon.

For those into this sort of thing, Stardom’s Cinderella tournament was free on YouTube…

The Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

Well, we’ve got a couple of new shows on YouTube tonight.

NWA still doesn’t have a new episode of Powerrr, instead running another older event headlined by Jocephus v. David Arquette.

Also, AEW Dark has some stuff taped last week…

As for me, I’m watching the third disc of the Hogan collection tonight and I legit have no idea what’s coming up, so this should continue to be fun!  Here’s a poll to determine which DVD collection I review next:

Also, apparently I already DID review the Best of RAW 2010 and Best of Smackdown 2010 sets that are sitting on my shelf.  Crazy.

Anyway, enjoy some wrestling tonight and STAY THE FUCK INSIDE.

Daily News Update – March 24, 2020

Good to know that Corbin vs Elias is such an important match that it HAS to wait until Wrestlemania!

DATELINE:  In addition to that classic, the show continues to bloat upwards with more matches announced on RAW and more to come on Smackdown.   WTF is a “boneyard match” anyway?

DATELINE:  In one nice move, WWE has unlocked a big chunk of the WWE Network for free right now, including all the Wrestles-Mania.

DATELINE:  AEW taped a bunch of stuff for Dark this week.  Maybe they should have saved that for Dynamite just in case?

The SmarK Rant for Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series DVD (Disc One)

The SmarK Rant for Hulk Hogan’s Unreleased Collector’s Series

OK, I’ve probably mentioned a few times that I have a giant collection of wrestling DVDs, so in the quest to find SOMETHING that’s gonna draw on the blog for the next couple of weeks, I thought I’d finally crack open a few of them.  First up, this 2009 release that I actually still had factory sealed on the shelf since the day it was sent to me, back during the period when WWE was actually putting out DVDs on a regular basis and then sending them to me in giant batches to review.  Like seriously, I think this one showed up in a package with 4 PPV releases from 2009 and a Best of Smackdown 2009 set (which I’m also looking at reviewing) and something like the Roddy Piper set.

Quite the dated set of commercials that autoplay, including the Marine 2!

This is a three disc set, supposedly all new stuff at the time, so hopefully I haven’t seen a bunch of it.

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