The SmarK Rant for TNT–02.15.85

The SmarK Rant for WWF TNT – 02.15.85

Brought to you by Levi’s button-fly 501 jeans!

Your host is Vince McMahon

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Strong Style Saturday Thread

It’s Clash of Champions weekend!  I’ll probably do some reposts of the older shows today and tomorrow depending on how busy I am.

205 Live is strongly rumored to have been canceled but still nothing official yet.  I actually think moving it to the third hour of NXT’s tapings would be best for all concerned.

Today’s selection is TNT, once again demonstrating how wildly inconsistent that program was.

And for your Saturday viewing pleasure, here’s WWE’s playlist of Paul Heyman getting beaten up.

The SmarK Rant for WCW WrestleWar 92–05.17.92

The SmarK Rant for WCW WrestleWar 92 – 05.17.92

Hey, as promised in the recent WCW Saturday Night rant, here’s a long overdue redo of one of WCW’s all time great PPV shows. Of course, immediately after this show ended, it was hardly the quality of the PPV that became the talk of the wrestling world.

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The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW–04.24.95

The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 04.24.95

Live from Omaha, NB

Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler, who is now joining him “as always” so he’s the permanent host now. For those who like to trace the bizarre paths of history, this show starts the unlikely rise to power of you-know-who.

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The Thread of Wednesday Night


Tonight is the end of NXT as we know it, as the taped Full Sail era wraps up and next week they go LIVE on the USA Network every week.

NXT UK has a rematch for the tag team titles, which sounds like it should be pretty boss.

The WWE Network is dropping another bunch of Thunder episodes sometime in September to finally give the four people waiting for that some satisfaction.

Here’s some OTT with Minoru Suzuki.  Enjoy!

WWE Network 2.0

Interesting story about the transition to the new Network interface. I didn’t realize Disney bought BAMtech and basically muscled WWE out. They really undersell the problems that the new Network has faced from subscribers but it’s a very WWE-ized article so that is to be expected.