The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.06.97

The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 10.06.97

Vince McMahon opens the show, informing the crowd that Brian Pillman had died in his hotel room the night before, and we get a 10 bell salute with all the wrestlers on the stage.  And unfortunately that would only be the beginning of the tragedies to befall the Hart Foundation.

Anyway, this is of course the night after Badd Blood and the beginning of the end of Bret Hart’s WWF career.

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Daily News Update – August 9, 2020

Hope everyone is having a good weekend.  I went to play Hitman 2 last night and sure enough, as soon as I popped it into my XBox, it’s like “Oh hey, I’d love to let you play this game, but first we have to install 20 GB onto the hard drive and then download another 50 GB of add-ons.  But come back tomorrow morning and see us then.”

Time to catch up on some headlines!

VIDEO: Tyson Kidd Training In The Ring Again

VIDEO: Bianca Belair Invades Zelina Vega’s Home During Interview

Former NXT Wrestler Making AEW Debut

Vince McMahon High On Three Women

Triple Brand Battle Royal Set For Next Week’s Smackdown

MVP Signs Long Term WWE Deal


Saturday Night’s All Right for SPORTS Thread

Hey, the Canucks won their first playoff series since 2011!  But of course, tonight there’s a TON of other hockey and baseball games, plus a UFC.

Smackdown’s ratings were up slightly.

I picked up Hitman 2 on clearance at Toys R Us for $4 today because I insist on watching people like the Outside Xbox crew play those games and I always think “Man, that looks really fun and easy!” and then I play it and can barely get past the tutorial.  But hey, $4, why not?

Hopefully the evening brings you some enjoyment.

Daily News Update – August 8, 2020


Well that was quite the night of hockey last night.

If anyone actually sees the AEW figures at their local Walmart, please hit me up because they’re not coming here until October and I REALLY want them before they disappear into collector purgatory.

Kevin Reilly, the guy who greenlit AEW Dynamite, is out at WarnerMedia.

You wouldn’t THINK this would affect anything for the show, but the TV business is weird so you never know.

WWE to begin doing RAW and Smackdown live from Orlando every week again

You know, after they just had their most profitable quarter in HISTORY because of doing taped shows from the PC.  But Vince still has that “live shows mean ratings” mentality, even though it’s been disproven over and over for decades, so it is what it is.


Daily News Update – August 7, 2020

Welcome to the end of another work week!
WWE Confirms Takeover: XXX Grudge Match
Daniel Bryan Challenges The Rock, Rock Responds
VIDEO: What Happened After Dynamite Ended
Heat On Sammy Guevara Over Chair Spot

Daily News Update – August 6, 2020

Happy birthday to my one and only child, who is 10 years old today, going on 25.

Girls get easier to deal with once they’re teenagers, right?


NXT May Have Its Next Big Thing

Dexter Lumis Out Of Takeover, Replacement(s) To Be Named

Women’s Title Match Set For Takeover: XXX


Geez, Tommy, what’s with all the NXT content in the headlines?  Here’s an AEW video for some fair and balanced coverage here on the blog.

The Wednesday Night War!

I’m at work tonight so Dynamite might be pretty late getting posted. And tomorrow is my daughters 10th birthday so we’ll see if I can squeeze in NXT tomorrow night.

On the shows tonight, Moxley defends against Darby Allin and NXT has another bullshit three way match. Neither features any underground death matches though.

Enjoy the evening!

Tuesday Night Streaming Thread

Tonight!  It’s AEW Dark and Impact.

RAW’s ratings were up a bit for the Fight Club trainwreck.

I actually watched the AEW DEADLY DRAW show last night and it was…OK.  Any Anna Jay is a good amount of Anna Jay, although why the HELL did they bring in Taya Conte?  Of all the NXT castoffs they could go for, that’s not who I would have picked.

Have a great night and enjoy some sports!

The SmarK Rant for TALK’NSHOP-A-MANIA – 08.01.20

The SmarK Rant for TALKN-SHOP-A-MANIA – 08.01.20

Enough people have bugged me about this one that I figure it’s worth a look if nothing else.

Hosted by Doc Gallows and Karl Anderson (property of his Smokin’ Hot Asian Wife), who warn us to inebriate ourselves before watching this.  Also Rocky Romero is around.

Taped from Doc’s backyard.  With Dave Penzer doing ring announcing!


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Daily News Update – August 4, 2020

As if RAW wasn’t far enough underground already.

VIDEO: Shane McMahon Presents Raw Underground

All Out Main Event Confirmed

Dynamites Preempted Due To NBA, Going Up Against Takeover