Daily News Update – October 24, 2020

It’s apparently Hell in a Cell weekend.  Huh.

New Day Almost Had Two Surprising Names

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/two-surprising-names-almost-joined-new-day/

Fenix Banged Up, May Need To Be Removed From #1 Contenders Tournament

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/injury-change-aews-1-contenders-tournament/

(Update:  Yeah, he’s out and replaced by Penta)

https://www.f4wonline.com/aew-news/fenix-out-aew-world-title-eliminator-tournament-due-injury-323341

AEW Is Heading To The Hardy Compound For Elite Deletion

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/watch-matt-hardy-confirms-hardy-compound-elite-deletion-match-full-gear/

 

Daily News Update – October 23, 2020

Hey yo.

I got a new fake Switch Pro controller on Amazon Prime day for like $25 and it’s NIIIIIIIIICE.  Solid build, vibration built in, and motion controls. I was playing some Rocket League tonight to test it out and it feels really good.

Time to catch up on some headlines from yesterday that I missed…

Here’s The Chris Jericho/MJF Song (Like Anything Else Could Be First)

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/must-watch-chris-jericho-mjfs-song-dance-dynamite/

Surprise Title Change On NXT

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/surprise-title-change-takes-place-nxt/

Why WWE Dropped Raw Story

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-dropped-monday-night-raw-storyline/

 

Daily News Update – October 22, 2020

Quite a night of wrestling, and a pretty damn good World Series game as well.

NXT tag team titles change hands

https://www.f4wonline.com/nxt-news/tag-team-title-change-wwe-nxt-pat-mcafee-returns-323221

Zicky Dice loses NWA TV title to the Pope; Billy Corgan insists that Powerrr is still a thing that exists

https://www.f4wonline.com/other-wrestling/new-nwa-tv-champion-crowned-primetime-live-323131

Allie is once again the Bunny

https://twitter.com/AEW/status/1318717615091650561

 

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 05.15.93

The SmarK Rant for WWF Superstars – 05.15.93

Taped from Tucson AZ and JESUS CAN WE GET AWAY FROM THIS TAPING ALREADY?  I know I sound like a broken record with this, but 3 weeks really is the ideal amount of time for a taping cycle and their super-cheap “stretch it out to 4 or 5 weeks” bullcrap is just killing this show.

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Randy Savage & Jerry Lawler

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Daily News Update – October 21, 2020

And a fine morning to you all.

WWE Being Investigated As Possible Coronavirus Hot Spot

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/orlando-government-may-looking-wwe-coronavirus-hot-spot/

Xia Li Is Having A Kickboxing Match This Weekend

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/nxt-star-competing-amateur-kickboxing-fight-weekend/

An AEW Team Reunited On Dark

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aew-team-reunites-weeks-dark/

 

This morning brings us young Tenzan v. young Lance Storm from Europe in 1993!

Daily News Update – October 20, 2020

Yes, it’s the happiest day of the month in Canada, the day that the government sends us money for having a child.

WWE Actually Reveals The Hacker
Grudge Match Set For Sunday

Jake Hager returns to Bellator for a fight

https://www.f4wonline.com/aew-news/aews-jake-hager-returning-bellator-mma-october-29th-fight-323036

Disgraced former NBA referee to become future disgraced wrestling referee

https://www.f4wonline.com/mlw-news/disgraced-former-nba-ref-tim-donaghy-referee-mlw-323021

Daily News Update – October 19, 2020

Hey it’s Monday.

AEW Dominating United Kingdom Wrestling On Television

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aew-dominating-wrestling-television-audiences-one-certain-place/

AJ Styles Might Be Getting His Own Giant Ninja

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/aj-styles-might-getting-big-upgrade/

Big Show Gets An Acting Award Nomination

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/big-show-earns-acting-award-nomination/

 

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 01.23.96

Wrestling Observer Flashback – 01.23.96

(Note to those following along with the Observer archives on the F4W site: The Jan 22 issue is just a summary of the year-end awards and review of 1995’s major shows without any actual news in it, so we’re skipping to this one.)

Kicking off a grand tradition in the Monday Night Wars, it’s LAWSUIT TIME!

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The SmarK Rant for NXT UK – 10.15.20

The SmarK Rant for WWE NXT UK – 10.15.20

A couple of people have asked for this one, so why not.

Taped from…I wanna say the UK?  I actually prefer the setup of the BT Sports studio to regular NXT’s cramped Thunderdome-lite.

Your hosts are Andy Shepherd & Nigel McGuinness

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Daily News Update – October 18, 2020

I got my new internet.  It’s pretty fast, I guess.  Bet I could stream that October 10 G1 show in beautiful 8K clarity now on my 85″ TV screen and see all the five star matches if I wanted.

British Bulldog Documentary Coming

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-working-documentary-hall-famer/

Next Week’s Smackdown On FS1

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/next-weeks-smackdown-not-airing-fox/

Dominick Mysterio Might Be Dropping The Mysterio

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-superstar-might-undergoing-name-change/

 

More 1993 Superstars getting released this Monday

https://www.wwenetworknews.com/2020/10/17/exclusive-listing-for-superstars-episodes-set-to-be-added-to-wwe-network-as-october-2020s-classic-content/

Oh, sorry guys, more Superstars is coming out, so no G1 review I guess.  I mean, I WOULD, but you know…Bret Hart v. Papa Shango.  You can see my dilemma here.

Undertaker And Kane Documentary Debuting

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/undertaker-kane-documentary-debuting-month/

WWE Dominates PWI Women 100

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-dominates-pwi-womens-100-top-five-spots/

 

 

Daily News Update – October 16, 2020

Good morning!  My internet was offline most of last night because I was getting upgraded to the new 300 Teraflippityflopwhatever service so I can legally download stuff I’ve purchased legally even faster now!  Anyway, upshot is that I didn’t really have opportunity to review anything last night, so it’s good old RAW/Nitro reposts this morning!  But hey, as NBC used to say, if you haven’t read it yet, it’s new to you!

WWE Thinks They Have The Next Steve Austin vs. The Rock

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-thinks-next-steve-austin-vs-rock/

Why WWE Broke Up New Day

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/wwe-split-new-day/

Indy Title Belt Stolen, Thief Tries To Sell It On Craigslist

https://wrestlingrumors.net/tommyhall/title-belt-stolen-match-fan-tries-sell-online/

 

YouTube is just randomly throwing wrestling shit at me on my recommended list now, it seems like.  So here’s Scott Hall doing a promo in Memphis in 1987!