Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. There are Elimination Chamber reviews on the board from Scott and Thomas for your reading pleasure. I thought it was a decent show with a couple of missed opportunities. It looks like at least Roman Reigns vs. Edge is confirmed for Wrestlemania.

Outside of a new RAW there are nine NHL games and six NBA games if you want another kind of sports fix.

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I hope everyone had a fine weekend. I have to say that last night’s NXT Takeover show was along the lines of the Takeovers they had a few years ago when it just seemed like they could do no wrong. Everyone worked hard. There is potentially a very hot situation coming from the end of the card and I found myself really enjoying the MSK — Grizzly Young Vets match. There was some great intensity in that match.

And now we go to RAW. Maybe it will be watchable. Who knows? I think I’ll jump in late after I watch this hockey game.

Here’s Piper and Valentine beating each other up.

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I hope you had a fine weekend. There was a football game and Tom Brady’s deal with Satan was extended for another year. Oh well. Happy I don’t literally live in Tampa.

RAW is live tonight and without any football to challenge it. They are running McIntyre vs. Orton again because God forbid there isn’t another matchup to try. Why not Drew vs. Lashley or Shelton Benjamin or Jeff Hardy or Riddle or anyone that would feel a little different and fresh? Do something RAW!!

Anyway enjoy the night, I’m tired.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. The 34th edition of the Royal Rumble was last night. I thought it was a pretty fun card with nothing too bad and everything moving well. Goldberg looked horrible and it would’ve been a travesty for him to go over McIntyre.

The first RAW after the Royal Rumble usually has something noteworthy happening to gain some steam for the upcoming Wrestlemania. So expect a whole bunch of stuff resulting from last night.

Meanwhile you can comment on this thread, on either of the Royal Rumble rants or debate the popularity of Bad Bunny.

And for your viewing pleasure.

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Another day, another billion-dollar deal for the WWE. It happens.

Plenty of discussion on that from multiple threads and there will surely be more tonight as people digest what it means. For me it means paying $5/month instead of $10 so I’ll probably just use the $60 I save annually on holiday pajamas. Tom Brady continues to haunt my world and now he’s legitimately way too close to home. But on the plus side Conor McGregor got knocked out.

RAW is tonight. They are going to wheel out Goldberg again hoping that we care. And Alexa Bliss is being booked like a monster again for some reason and gets a shot at ASUKA. The most interesting thing for me is Matt Riddle trying to fight the Hurt Business gauntlet to earn a U.S. Title shot. There’s potential for a decent match or two in there.

And now some Rumble Final Fours of the past.

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“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. It’s a pretty slow Monday and there’s a good chance tonight’s RAW will once again be a little different thanks to COVID and some other injuries. I see there’s an Asuka vs. Alexa Bliss match and that’s a surprise because I didn’t think Alexa was working many matches, if any, these days.

No football out there. A full slate of NBA and NHL games started this afternoon and continue into the evening. The Nets-Bucks and Lakers-Warriors games are on TNT, while the Sabres-Flyers and Coyotes-Golden Knights are the nationally televised games for the NHL.

Here’s a Memphis brawl to keep you entertained.

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I hope everyone had a nice, safe weekend. It appears that, at least according to reports, all nationally televised brands will be jobbing to COVID-19 for the next couple of weeks. WWE Champion Drew McIntyre is the first reported positive case I’ve heard. RAW is being completely re-written by Triple H so it probably won’t be as bad as normal. I am actually a little intrigued to see what he does.

That being said the College Football Playoff championship game between Alabama and Ohio State is happening tonight so I expect that to take a bite out of the ratings.

Otherwise I just hope everyone is doing well. Excuse my French, but there’s a lot of fuckery happening out there right now and hard not to be a little dismayed.

And today’s weird promo features Roddy Piper appreciating Ricky Steamboat’s time in the gym and Steamboat barking like a dog…Oh if cocaine could speak the stories it would tell.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend, the first one of 2021. I also hope people got all their gripes about who loved Jon Huber more out of their system. FWIW I thought both the WWE and AEW did the right thing. He was a member of the AEW roster and got a beautiful tribute and send off from the group that employed him. As a former member of the WWE roster they did a nice job of acknowledging him and letting the talent add their own tributes. It wasn’t a contest of who did it better, but rather a rare opportunity where it seemed like everyone collaborated to do the right thing.

Moving on it’s the first RAW of 2021. It’s Legends Night and what the WWE hopes will be a cheap way to pop a rating. Makes sense with the Monday Night Football schedule over. The usual names like Hogan, Austin, Flair, etc. will be there. Maybe someone announces for the Rumble. Personally I wish they would bring back more obscure legends. I want to see Haku make an appearance and squeeze an apple, gouge out someone’s eyes or something. Why doesn’t Tito Santana get a Legends invite? He was a two-time Intercontinental champion. How about Rick Martel randomly showing up still doing the Model gimmick in his mid-60s?

Anyway. Keith Lee vs. Drew McIntyre gets all the watch time from me.

And some fun from Piper’s Pit

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I hope everyone had a nice holiday weekend. Obviously there was some sad, tragic news this weekend with Jon Huber, a.k.a. Brodie Lee or Luke Harper passed away at the age of 41. Cause of death according to his wife was a non-COVID related lung infection. There have been many tributes from the wrestlers in both WWE and AEW with the 100 percent majority agreeing that he was a good man, a great co-worker, a man devoted to his family and someone that the enjoyed being around in and out of the ring. Danielle Moinet (a.k.a. Summer Rae) posted some touching footage of him talking about his family and saving all of the memorabilia he does to pass down to his kids. It’s just very sad to see someone that young gone. Whether you agree in a spiritual world or you don’t I hope that in some way he is able to known how much his presence meant to the people he was around on a regular basis.

RAW is live tonight. There is a No. 1 contender’s match between Sheamus and Keith Lee scheduled.

Bills-Patriots is your Monday Night Game. If you are interested in seeing Ronda Rousey’s last MMA fight a replay of UFC 207 is on ESPN2. Don’t blink because Amanda Nunes wasn’t getting paid by the hour that night.

Everyone have a safe week. If you decide to go out Thursday night please be careful, be respectful of others and do not, under ANY circumstances, drink & drive.

To close out 2020. The MegaDragons vs. Randy Savage & The Honky Tonk Man from 1987. Lot of future frenemies here.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and have gotten that last little bit of Christmas shopping out of the way.

RAW is live tonight, we got the fallout from TLC. Miz cashed in and failed. Drew McIntyre turned away A.J. Styles, both the men’s and women’s tag titles changed hands giving The Hurt Business more gold and making the returning Charlotte Flair a grand slam title winner. Oh yeah and a man got set on fire.

Scott and Thomas have PPV reviews. It was generally well received with the Roman Reigns-Kevin Owens TLC match for the Universal title getting high praise.

The Monday Night game is a total dog between the 11-win Steelers and the two-win Bengals, who will be without their new franchise quarterback. I’ll take a hard pass on that.

This is my final message before Friday so I hope you all have a Merry Christmas. My Christmas gift to you is a match featuring the MegaDragons beating the odds in a 2 vs. 3 battle.

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I hope everyone had a good weekend. If you’re doing Christmasshopping this is the final full week for that sort of thing. If you celebrate Hanukkah, happy fourth day and crazy night.

RAW is live tonight from a few miles of my residence. I think they have announced A.J. Styles vs. Sheamus and Lana vs. Nia Jax…neither of which suggest a must-see vibe from me.

There is a hell of an NFL game on tonight with the Baltimore Ravens and Cleveland Browns. The Voice has half of its finale tonight. Not sure what else is on. Nothing else seems pressing.

Until next time…The MegaPowerDragons?

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I hope everyone had a great weekend!

NXT did their version of WarGames last night. Loved the men’s match, it felt like a terrific battle and it was a cool for long-time good hands like Lorcan and Burch to be part of a cool main event opportunity like that. Women’s match was a little disappointing, especially considering I thought the talent in this year’s match was better. Still the right team won and it was the right ending to set up future business so no overall complaints. I especially liked the North American 3-way and the Ciampa-Thatcher match . That’s pretty good on a five-match card.

RAW is tonight. Jeff Hardy vs. Lashley is on tap. Apparently Randy Orton is doing something with the Fiend too.

Congratulations to Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch on their birth of their first child, Roux. All the happiness to them.

Washington-Pittsburgh is your current Monday Night football game (Steelers up 14-10 heading into the 4th quarter) and 49ers-Bills is your other scheduled Monday Night game.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and if you were celebrating the Holiday, I hope is was a wonderful, safe affair with family.

RAW is live tonight. I think it’s still in Orlando, but I’m not sure for how much longer. There is a No. 1 contender triple threat match with A.J. Styles, Keith Lee and Riddle that might be really good. There’s a Hardy-Elias “Symphony of Destruction” match that will hopefully be the end of that program.

Seahawks-Eagles is YOUR Monday Night Game.

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We are a day after Survivor Series and what I thought was a pretty fun card with three excellent matches. Watching Roman-Drew a second time and I wonder if they gave that away too early. They could always run it back at Wrestlemania if other main event options don’t work out, but…it just felt like an epic clash that could’ve waited a little longer.

RAW is Live tonight and I am not sure how many more they have in Orlando before moving to a far better part of the state in St. Petersburg. With the word that they might have fans at the Royal Rumble I am going to try to get tickets since I love the Rumble.

Not much announced for tonight.

Bucs-Rams is YOUR Monday Night Game. I will be in attendance. Look for me in the Jalen Ramsey road jersey (he’s such a diva, I love him).

And check out this golden memory and some amazing canned crowd heat.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. Things are getting pretty hairy out there with this virus so please be careful.

RAW is somewhat of a stacked show tonight. McIntyre vs. Orton in a WWE title rematch and New Day vs. Hurt Business for the tag titles. I think there’s a six-man match in there as well.

More fallout from the Vega firing. WWE confirms that she wanted to get Twitch-ing, they asked her to stop, she wanted to keep it going. They fired her. It happens. But hey The Bennetts and Ryback have her back so she’s good right?

The more interesting part would be if the SAG gets involved, because they can’t just pick and choose who to target, such a situation would have to cover all wrestling that appears on TV I believe. So yeah that’s AEW, ROH, Impact, etc., if my understanding is correct.

Anyway enough of that. Vikings vs. Bears is YOUR Monday Night game.

Don’t put Stone Cold at the back of the plane.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. I am somewhere in between happy, relieved and exhilarated. Then Alex Trebek died the next day and we all remembered that this is 2020.

RAW is on tonight. I think it’s all a build to the Survivor Series I couldn’t tell you who’s where. I just generally avoid the show because it’s not very fun to watch. There are a couple of reviews of Full Gear from the weekend. I’ll find someplace to watch the FTR/Bucks match I suppose.

Speaking of not being fun to watch, The Jets and Patriots are in the Monday Night Game.

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The day before the day of reckoning is here so we might as well watch some sports or sports entertainment. Couldn’t really tell you what’s on RAW because they are probably still writing it as I type. One thing was announced and it’s a something-on-a-pole match between Jeff Hardy and Elias.

Bucs-Giants is your horrible Monday Night game.

Last week was a good week for wrestling fans. Hell in the Cell had at least two very good matches. Halloween Havoc was damn good. Dynamite apparently had an amazing main event match. The WALTER-Dragunov match was tremendous. That’s a lot of good stuff in a five day span.

Taking a break from Piper-Hogan superfriends promos to put up a hilarious Sid video. As you can see this guy is not cooperating with the Skyscrapers…I’ll assume he was victim of a rib and was not intentionally showing them up. Either way it’s funny to watch Danny Spivey start hitting the guy with real potatoes while Sid is still throwing worked punches. God bless Sid. He is a one of a kind.

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I hope everyone had a good weekend. Hell in the Cell was last night. I thought two of the matches were awesome and the rest was what it was. A Randy Orton title reign (with 15-minute weekly promos to come) is about as exciting as iceberg lettuce, but what can you do?

To make things even more exciting the Miz is the briefcase holder. FWIW I don’t think he’s getting a singles run out of it. I think he will use it on the tag titles. Just a feeling.

Not sure about RAW tonight. I’m sure they are still re-writing it. I wish they would bring in Triple H for help again because he did a good job on Smackdown.

Bears-Rams is YOUR Monday Night game. The World Series is off with Game 6 between America’s team, those lovable, scrappy, underdog Tampa Bay Rays and the Dodgers. I liked the Dodgers so much more when they were in Brooklyn.

Bye to Hogan-Piper superfriends (or the Piperpowers as someone on the Friday Night thread called them). This might be my favorite promo of the bunch and it is barely a minute.

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I hope everyone had a good weekend and all that.

We’ve got all kinds of stuff happening tonight. It’s the “season premiere” of RAW, which is a lot like the previous episode of RAW last week. Most of Smackdown’s babyface mid-card jumped ship in the Draft so we will get some new faces. Plus Mustafa Ali is going to make his statement.

There is NFL on right now as the Chiefs are ahead of the Bills. The Cowboys and Cardinals play in the traditional Monday Night Game.

Dancing With the Stars is also tonight I think.

The World Series featuring those lovable, scrappy, underdog Tampa Bay Rays against the money machine Los Angeles Dodgers starts tomorrow.

And here’s more from the Hogan-Piper superfriends series with another 1992 promo.

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Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! and Happy America Bank Holiday! I hope all have had a good day and done something productive.

Big night for TV watchers. We got the second part of the WWE Draft with a live RAW. Cageside Seats is reporting that Eva Marie might be back tonight…Ok. The notable news from the Smackdown night of the Draft was the split up of New Day. But who knows when these actual roster changes take place.

We’ve also got Game 1 of the NLCS starting in about an hour. The scrappy, underdog, lovable Tampa Bay Rays already took Game 2 from the trash can, cheatin’, cryin’ Astros in the ALCS.

Also there’s a Monday Night game on I think. Chargers vs. Saints?? There were supposed to be two, but now there’s one and one on Tuesday and the one that was supposed to be on Monday is now moved to Sunday. CoVID-19 is making scheduling games entertaining if nothing else.

Oh yeah after a short break we continue with the Hogan-Piper super friends series…They had some serious coked up promos in 1992.