The SmarK Rant for Heroes of Wrestling–10.10.99

The SmarK Rant for Heroes of Wrestling – 10.10.99

Well, dammit.

When I put up the Patreon on the weekend, at, the first goal I set was $100 per month, so I promised to re-do Heroes of Wrestling if I could reach that. Which I did. By the end of the day. So it’s time to be completely unlike all wrestling promotions, and make sure I actually deliver on the stipulations promised.

So help me.

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The Cheap and Lazy Sunday Thread

Well how about that Full Gear show last night, huh?  MJF just got made as a heel for life.

Smackdown actually rebounded a bit on Friday, with the rating up a tad for a taped show in England.  I’m pretty sure I’m tapping out for good on it, though.

It’s the CFL playoffs this weekend!  Plus maybe some NFL, I guess, I dunno.

Chat about the long weekend here, and stay warm those in Alberta.

The SmarK Rant for AEW Full Gear–11.09.19

The SmarK Rant for AEW Full Gear 2019 – 11.09.19

Thanks to Fite.TV for providing me with this show so I can bring you the review. They’ve always been awesome to deal with.

Speaking of awesome, thanks to everyone thus far who has signed up for my Patreon! I’m at, and I’m already dangerously close to hitting my first goal of $100 per month, which means…sigh…redoing Heroes of Wrestling. But I asked for it, I guess. Any and all support is greatly appreciated, whether it’s via patronage or just reading the site, so I thank you for it.

Live from Baltimore, MD

Your hosts are Excalibur & Jim Ross, as Tony is sadly on assignment. Why not keep Taz on for the full show, I wonder?

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems–After the Last Battle of Atlanta (11.06.83)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – After the Last Battle of Atlanta! (11.06.83)

So they’ve found ANOTHER Omni show from Georgia Championship Wrestling, this one after the famous Rich-Sawyer Last Battle of Atlanta show and just before Starrcade ’83.

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The Strong Style Saturday Thread

Good morning!

I was going to review Smackdown tonight, but I read the spoilers and then decided to review the new Omni show in Hidden Gems instead.  I do not regret my decision.

So hey…people have asked me if I have ever considered doing a Patreon, and with Adsense being not what you’d call a reliable source of income and Christmas coming up, I’ve launched a Patreon site!  I’m coming to the point in my life where I really need this blog to be a more stable and above all else RELIABLE source of income, and this will help in that regard.  And hey, if by some miracle I can reach my ridiculous goal of $1500 per month, I will start reviewing Monday Night RAW again.  That’s how serious I am about this.

That’s all I got this morning.  Enjoy the sporting events today, and if you live in Western Canada, drive safe out there this weekend.

The Wednesday Night War Thread


Is this too early for the thread? Not early enough?  The rest of the world screwing around with the clocks twice a year really messes us up, here in Saskatchewan.

I’m actually not stuck at work tonight, so I’ll be able to watch Dynamite almost live, like two hours late, so that’s pretty close to live by my standards.

Here’s the rundown of the show tonight:

Of course, we also have NXT and I’d highly suggest checking out NWA Powerrr and AEW Dark on YouTube if you’re looking for some stuff to kill an hour or two.

Enjoy the shows tonight, and keep it freshly squeezed!


Tuesday Night Thread

You might not even have noticed, but apparently there’s a problem with my server tonight and it’s not accepting my SSL certificate, which means you’re getting a “Not secure” warning in your browsers.  I’m aware of the problem and it’s being worked on.

RAW ratings were up a minute fraction from last week, which still means it’s one of the lowest rated episodes of all time.

Everybody’s in Europe this week for a Smackdown tour there.  Hopefully Vince doesn’t piss off any other monarchies while they’re there.

WWE stock actually ended the day up a couple of dollars from yesterday.  I don’t understand Wall Street, bruv.

Tonight is NWA POWERRR and AEW Dark, so I’ll see you tomorrow morning!

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems–Great American Bash 88 (Greensboro)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – NWA Great American Bash 1988 (Greensboro 07.16.88)

This is yet another show where the WarGames main event was thought to be lost back in the day, and then they released a WarGames DVD set and suddenly found it. And now they’ve found the entire damn show and put in on the Network. I’ve been meaning to get to this one since it came out last week, but there’s so much great wrestling to watch right now! It’s becoming a real problem for me.

Taped from Greensboro, NC

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