Monday Night Open Mic

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It’s the penultimate show to the go-home show for the Royal Rumble. Man it feels like the Rumble creeped up on us quickly this year. And that’s probably because RAW had a run of such bad shows they were forced to do a soft reset.

Anyway as part of tonight’s show you will see the IC-title triple threat between Lashley, Ambrose and Rollins and PW Insider is teasing a few possible debuts from the NXT lads that got the call up.

Nothing on TV really excites me. There’s a lot of college basketball.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope everyone had a good weekend, the first weekend of 2019.

We’re back on a regular RAW schedule as the hard build for the Royal Rumble should begin now. I expect there will be some nice tributes to “Mean” Gene Okerlund despite the appearance of Hulk Hogan. With Gene, Heenan and Gorilla all gone they were kind of the commentary faces of that 80s wrestling boom period. Definitely a loss of another one-of-a-kind personality.

Beyond whatever happens with RAW we have a game between Alabama and Clemson that will determine the college football national championship. I don’t really have a dog in this fight so Clemson I guess?

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Monday Night Open Mic

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

For those watching the TV or the football enjoy your evenings. If you go out please be safe. If you think you’re too drunk to drive, you are right.

WWE’s backstage smokes how Charly Caruso hosted ESPN’s First Take today and according to her Instagram she will do it again on January 2nd. Yay Charly! Here’s one of her segments!

You know I can’t ask you guys to keep it clean on NYE but PLEASE keep it safe 🙂

Monday Night Open Mic

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And a Merry Christmas Eve to all of you celebrating and a Happy Festivus for the rest of yous. RAW is on TV tonight and like most of their shows right before Christmas, I expect it to be a pretty light hearted affair that’s a little lower on storylines.

The Broncos/Raiders MNF game is a dog but there are plenty of good seasonal moves with “Beauty and the Beast” on ABC, “It’s a Wonderful Life” on NBC and “A Christmas Carol” on TMC. I think IFC starts their “Die Hard” marathon tonight as well.

I did want to add a couple of year-end match recommendations that you might have missed during the year because they just weren’t well publicized.

— Roderick Strong had a nice short run in 205 Live and both his match vs. Hideo Itami on the February 6 episode is very good, arguably Itami’s best in WWE. His match against Cedric Alexander on the March 13 episode is also excellent.

— Pete Dunne vs. Zack Gibson for the WWE UK title on the second day of the UK Tournament is a damn good match and they sold the drama well.

— Another good 205 Live gem is a tag match with Buddy Murphy and Tony Nese against Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik. Murphy was all a pretty good roll by that point.

In other news Road Warrior Animal sounds like a moron and gets dissed on Twitter.

Anyway talk about all the good food you guys will be having the next two days and keep it clean!

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Well there might be a whole lot of shakin’ going on tonight. Vince McMahon is returning to TV against his better wishes because someone on creative (or the head of creative) decided that revolving a few weeks of shows around Baron Corbin was a good idea. That person, whomever it is, should probably be fired. Hopefully the shake up is smart and not doing something for the sake of doing something.

Outside of Vinnie’s big return, it’s the fallout from TLC. If you didn’t watch it, you can check out Scott’s review or Thomas’ review. My thoughts are pretty simple: The tag match was good, Ronda continues to impress me with her commitment to wanting to have good matches and the main event was stellar. Everything else was average-to-bad for me — wasn’t crazy about AJ-Bryan and Rollins-Ambrose was embarrassingly boring.

Saints-Panthers tonight as the Saints will lock up the NFC No. 1 seed with a win I believe. Eight NBA games, five in the NHL and a bunch of Christmas themed stuff on the other channels I’m sure.

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Welcome to another exciting edition of the Monday Night Thread! Tonight we’re going to see how low RAW can go. It is the TLC go home show so maybe things will improve but I doubt it.

The Vikings and Seahawks are your Monday Night Football game and it’s one with serious playoff implications.

There are four NHL games, including the Lightning-Rangers game that I am attending and there are 11 NBA games. All kinds of music stuff is on tonight. There’s The Voice and some Country Christmas Special and some other Christmas special starring Pentatonix, which I remember seeing from another Christmas special a few years back. Sounds exciting.

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I’m posting this early in the day so if any news breaks late afternoon I won’t have it. Tonight RAW will continue the build to TLC and possibly add another match.

Meanwhile the Eagles and the Washington team is your Monday Night Football game.

Bunch of stuff on TV. Some fall finales are starting to appear. Personally I’m excited about the return of Deal or No Deal at 10 p.m. EST.

And since I don’t have much else to add here’s a link to Edge and Christian playing NHL95 on UpUpDownDown

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I hope everyone had a great (American) Thanksgiving or just a wonderful weekend in general.

RAW is live from somewhere and the focal point will be TLC with Dean-Rollins and Braun-Corbin being the two matches announced so far.

Titans-Texans is the Monday night pigskin game and it won’t have the same hype as last weeks game. Seven NBA games and five NHL games.

Plus Elf is on AMC tonight! yay!

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I hope everyone had a good weekend and those of us celebrating this holiday I hope everyone stays safe and has plenty of time to enjoy their families (or NOT being around their families).

Had a great week of Network Specials. Takeover was expected to deliver and it did in spades. Personally I would have pulled the trigger on Velveteen Dream at this point because the Gargano/Black/Ciampa thing doesn’t necessarily need the belt. It’s all right that they didn’t pull the trigger but I would have been in favor of them doing it. Sometimes you have to know what you have and there’s no reason to wait.

The expectations for Survivor Series weren’t as high and they shattered them. The Ronda-Charlotte match and Brock-Bryan were exceptional and the whole card felt fun and fresh because of a boisterous crowd and it only went three and half hours. RAW tonight is very interesting because do they just chalk up Ronda to being a victim of a smark crowd or do they acknowledge the massive heel heat she had on her. If the crowd cheers Nia tonight after booing the shit out of her last night then there might be some decisions to make.

Smackdown is curious to me too. They need some faces. Apparently Miz is headed there but I also think a turn wouldn’t hurt someone else (Samoa Joe?).

Of course RAW is going to get CRUSHED in the ratings by the awesome Chiefs-Rams Monday Night game. And frankly if you’re watching sports you’re likely watching that.

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I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and it was particularly special for those who served or have family that served time for their respective country.

RAW is live tonight. It’s a go home show for Survivor Series. Apparently there will be more McMahons on because we need more McMahons. Scott has a rant on Mid-Atlantic Wrestling from 1985 today. Sounds fun. I’ve tried to watch Mid Atlantic but I can’t get into it. Hey WWE Network content lords…GIVE ME GEORGIA CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING!!! Please…pretty please 🙂

Giants-49ers is your Monday Night game of two teams going absolutely nowhere. 10 NBA games and four NHL games.

Interesting non-sports TV tonight. There’s an HBO documentary on the determination of the price of art, which is the type of nerdy shit I must watch and a Nat Geo documentary on Mars for you earth science types.

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And we’re back where we started. Lesnar as Universal Champion in preparation for getting mauled in the Octagon. A heel McMahon on the horizon (maybe) and promotion making so much money now, then and forever that nothing needs to make sense. RAW is in England and there are a whole bunch of rematches schedule.

Cowboys-Titans is your MNF game, bad teams for sure, but Dallas is always a draw.

Full slate of NBA games, I might take a peek at the Thunder-Pelicans game on NBA TV. Five NHL games with Dallas-Boston on ESPN+.

As for other TV, There is an episode of Full Frontal on the day before U.S. midterm elections that might be fun. Usual slate of stuff otherwise.

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Hopefully you all had a great weekend and are having a great Monday. If you haven’t already you should read Scott’s review of the full “Last Battle of Atlanta” card that was released on the Network and if you have the Network than by all means watch the show.

We are a week from Evolution and two weeks from the Blood Money PPV so we’re looking at back-to-back go home shows. The Evolution card is still pretty undetermined besides the Battle Royale, Charlotte-Becky, Ronda-Bella and Mickie/Alexa vs. Trish/Lita. Assuming they will do the NXT rematch and the Mae Young final as well but who knows.

A bunch of guys missed shows over the weekend and apparently Reigns is injured. And there’s now word from Barstool that John Cena and Daniel Bryan won’t work the Saudi show so who the hell knows. Bottom line is both of these PPVs are a mess going into the final stretch.

Giants-Falcons is your Monday night game. Nine NBA games and four NHL games. World Series starts tomorrow. Basic TV fare fills up the hours otherwise.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and have enjoyed a good start to the week. The big WWE related news is an SI report on how some of the talent isn’t too keen on performing in a country where the government just ordered the death of a reporter via torture through a bone saw…allegedly.

For the most part I’d be shocked if something changed. The blood money has probably already changed hands, the tickets have been sold and the women have been assigned their caves to hide in. But there’s a chance they could change locations or some talent with real cache to make HHH or Vince think twice will refuse to participate.

Anyway it’s fun to speculate and see how what they will focus their build on tonight. If it’s heavy on Evolution and Survivor Series (remember that show?) than there might be something to it. If it’s nothing both DX, Undertaker and Kane videos than it’s business as usual.

We’ve got some football with the Packers and 49ers on ESPN and Game 3 of the NLCS on Fox Sports 1. Four NHL games are on tap as well. Beyond that we’ve got The Voice, Arrow, Dancing with the Stars and all kinds of fun stuff.

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I hope everyone had an awesome weekend. Super Duper Showdown is behind us while Evolution and the Crown Jewel are ahead of us so expect a ton of catchup build on those two events tonight (rumors have Lita backstage). As for Super Showdown, I barely watched it but from what I can tell the only major thing that happened was the end of the AJ/Samoa Joe program and that’s not even going to be touched tonight. So let’s see where this thing is headed. Also Survivor Series is scheduled for Nov. 18 so we’re probably looking at weeks of builds for three shows.

Big fight this past weekend. I enjoyed the fights, especially the guy that said he took off his pants because his balls were too hot. I bet that’s an occupational hazard from time to time. And of course Khabib beating up Conor was a blast. I only hate that the post-fight antics deprived us of a “If he dies, he dies” sort of promo from Khabib. Also scan YouTube and Twitter for hilarious videos of drunken Irish dudes getting knocked out left and right.

Saints/Washington team tonight on NFL as Drew Brees goes for the big passing record. MLB playoff baseball is on as well. Tons of stuff to watch.

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So we’re here! The final RAW before the Super Duper Showcasedown or whatever is happening. All I know is that if we don’t get all Undertaker-HHH all the time tonight I’ll be VERY disappointed!

Liv Morgan isn’t dead but being kicked in the face gave her the urge to get some new hair (don’t worry fellas, she still has the same backside)

Speaking of this incident, it’s now being described as “cyberbullying” and Daniel Bryan has come to the defense of his wife. Be a star why don’t cha?!

Outside of the rasslin’ we’ve got the rest of this NL West Division tiebreaker and the Broncos-Chiefs on Monday Night Football. Sports not your thing? Well then you might want to watch The Voice and Better Call Saul like I do. I also think there’s a new Dancing With the Stars and whoa…the remake of Magnum PI already started. Hmmm.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. First let’s wish board favorite Stephanie McMahon a Happy Birthday. She’s 42 today and still holding up quite well. Apparently WWE social happy has montages of her slapping people to celebrate, FWIW she told Jericho on his podcast that the hardest she ever hit someone was Rock at the San Francisco Wrestlemania (yes I forgot which number that was…I’m just going to start referring to Wrestlemanias from the cities they are in…do it like Takeovers).

RAW should continue promoting toward the Super Duper Show Down and Evolution. Apparently there is a tag title match scheduled between Dolph & Drew vs. The Revival. That sounds exceptional if they give it time but they might not give it time.

Bucs-Steelers is your Monday night game and there’s where I am tonight. GO FOOTBALL GUYS! Season premieres of Big Bang Theory and The Voice if you don’t want to get with sports or sports entertainment tonight.

Have a great evening and…keep it clean!

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I hope everyone had a great weekend and if you still like good wrestling shows you were treated to one last night with a few very good matches and one that even I thought “am I watching a five-star match” and it’s become trickier in modern times because you really don’t know if you’ve watched it until you can look at what other people think and everyone’s in agreement that said match was extremely good. So yeah watch HITC if you haven’t and DEFINITELY watch the Shield vs. Drew/Dolph match which reminded everyone what all four guys are capable of AND made Drew look like the biggest star of the bunch so it accomplished everything it was supposed to.

Now for RAW…The build to the Super Duper Showdown and I really don’t know what the matches look like for that with the exception of HHH-Taker.

Seahawks and Bears are on MNF. Thankfully Daniel Bryan is off so he can watch his favorite team.

The Emmy Awards are tonight. Anyone who follows Michael Che on IG has gotten a kick out of him “hyping” this up for the past month.

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I hope everyone had a great weekend. RAW is live tonight for the go home to Hell in the Cell. Surely we’ll have a report on the assault against the Shield led by Kevin Owens and others. Also, to the shock of no one, Renee Young was officially named to the RAW broadcast team full time to replace Jonathan Coachman.

They’ve also got to try to continue builds on the Super Show-Down and Evolution as there is a lot of stuff happening.

Meanwhile they will go against a Jets-Lions and Rams-Raiders MNF doubleheader along with several other shows. If you guys aren’t checking out “Better Call Saul” you should.  Also there’s the American Ninja Warrior finale. See which Ninja is the most Ninja-est!

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Friday’s Night Thread of Doom

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It’s Friday night. It’s your Friday night thread.

There’s some tennis and mid-major college football on.

Chris Jericho explained his reasoning for working All-In and breaking his “only WWE in the states rule”. It kind of makes sense. I don’t think he burned any WWE bridges and he continued a feud from Japan and promoted his upcoming thing AND got to be part of something very unique. Sort of a win-win-win-win.

That’s all I got. Behave yourselves.

Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope those of you celebrating Labo(u)r Day had a good one.

RAW is live tonight. There’s builds to Hell in the Cell, the Super Show Down AND Evolution so good luck to them figuring out how to pile all that in one basket.

More college football on tonight. Florida State vs. Virginia Tech. Go Noles I guess.

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Saturday All Day Thread!

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No clue about any wrestling stuff and too lazy to look it up. Is ALL IN this weekend? Ok, that’s something.

And Scott has an Old School rant/review….keep doing RAW from 1998 Scott! Don’t wimp out. No one likes a quitter!

But it’s college football day. Let’s hope Ohio State gets destroyed and I was going to root for North Carolina since I’m the mother of a Tar Heel BUT their coach is a moron so I hope they lose and he gets fired.

Keep it clean or don’t…I’m only responsible for you guys on Monday.

Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope you all had a great weekend. First and foremost I think Scott is doing too many different seasons of RAW anyway. I mean we’ve got 1994, 1997 and 1998? Seems like a lot of the same show from different sides. I say keep the 1998/99 RAWs until Wrestlemania XV to set up the first Rock-Austin megaclash (and one of the best three show-ending matches on Wrestlemania to that point….even though the rest of the card was pure ass). Then go to NWA maybe a few weeks before the Superpowers formed in 1986.

As for tonight we’ve got another live episode of RAW as Braun Strowman tries to figure out how to combat the re-united Shield. I, for one, like the thought of bringing back the Shield. The whole gimmick is they are the “Hounds of Justice” and they didn’t attack Strowman until he attacked Reigns before trying to cash in. That wasn’t cool. The way I see it they are performing the gimmick.

As for some news. Brock’s really gone so he can get clowned by Daniel Cormier and then return for Wrestlemania.

Former Bayley superfan Izzy has been training and recently took bumps in an indy match she won. She’s like 11 too. Interesting and strange. Looking at the clips, it seems like she was extremely well protected but she’s not even a teenager.

I really liked this rather spontaneous, ad-libbed promo from New Day, little disjointed at the end but if the WWE doesn’t give Big E some sort of a singles push soon they are really missing the boat.

What else is on TV? American Ninja Warrior….Better Call Saul….Bachelor in Paradise…Last week not going head-to-head with football until 2019.