Monday Night Open Mic

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And just like that we’re done with Extreme Rules and on to the next one which is…Summerslam? I think. Well at least that’s one that they might TRY to do something with and on the brighter side NXT TakeOver Brooklyn IV which should excite many of us. Extreme Rules was great if you love heels going over up and down the card and a show ended with Dolph Ziggler standing triumphant.

Anyhoo RAW is live tonight and surely something will happen with Brock Lesnar. My early guess is either he jobs out the title to Lashley quickly or it’s held up. If it’s held up than at least we have a tournament. And tournaments rule!

The Jason Jordan watch continues.

There is also a Home Run Derby happening tonight.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope you’ve all had a great weekend. We continue on the road to Extreme Rules, which…doesn’t look as crummy as the last PPV did at least. Most of that it’s thanks to things happening on the Smackdown side but whatever.

Raw is live tonight. If you were hoping to see Fandango, sorry to disappoint but he’ll likely be on the shelf for the rest of 2018 with an torn labrum. I hope it’s not in his primary fandango-ing arm. Maybe they can shuttle Tyler Breeze to 205 Live for a while and let him have some good matches.

Different reports have the dates that Brock Lesnar will get destroyed by Daniel Cormier. Some say November at MSG and others say he can’t compete until his time in the testing pool is done in January. Either way he’s getting FUBAR but will have plenty of time to return for Wrestlemania.

Ric Flair had a successful surgery and should be able to go “Woo’ on a bitch sooner than later.

Otherwise there’s baseball and tennis highlights and stuff.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope our Canadian BoD’ers had a tremendous Canada Day yesterday and the American contingent on the board are looking forward to Independence Day on Wednesday.

Tonight we have an another live episode of RAW as we move toward the Extreme Rules PPV later in the month. There’s going to be a counseling session between frenemies Sasha Banks and Bayley that might be a disaster but will likely be heavily analyzed either way. Expect more shenanigans with Kevin Owens and Braun Strowman and there’s probably a Reigns/Rollins vs. Ziggler/McIntyre on tap for tonight as well.

Also stay on the look out for the return of Jason Jordan, who sadly got injured right about the time he was starting to develop into something interesting. He might return or be released, who knows.

Lots of baseball and LeBron talk elsewhere in the sports world. Keep it clean!

Monday Night Open Mic

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This is being done earlier in the day than I’m used to so it’s a little bit of a quiet Monday so far. Charlotte put some photos from her spread in the upcoming ESPN Body Issue on her Instagram page.

RAW is live tonight and the only announced match I can remember is the Ziggler/Rollins rematch for the Intercontinental title. Hard to believe Dolph Ziggler is still a thing.

In other TV, I think the College World Series starts tonight or you could watch Russia get exposed by a good soccer team in one of the World Cup replays.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Happy Monday! We survived the build to MITB and those that watched the whole show (not me) survived that too. I can say the pieces I did watch were perfectly fine and enjoyable so sometimes the final result is better than the process.

Anyway RAW is back at it with four weeks until Extreme Rules so expect a quicker build for that one.

Outside of wrestling there’s plenty of baseball either professional or college so you guys have at it. And some World Cup Replays.

Also a new episode of Dietland and the MTV Movie and TV Awards are on tonight.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope you have all had a fantastic Monday. Is this the final week of build for Money in the Bank? I hope so. God knows I am ready for whatever the July PPV is.

RAW is Live tonight I think.

Despite being WWE Universal Champion since the start of the Obama presidency, Brock Lesnar is apparently eager to step in the octagon and face Jon Jones according to carny apprentice Dana White. Drug testers can stay home.

Not sure what else is on. Maybe some College World Series. I’ll probably watch those episodes of Flip or Flop sitting on my DVR. Oh yeah, and there’s the Bachelorette. Some WWE guys need to do that show. I nominate Dolph Ziggler.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope you are all having a happy Monday and a great start to the month of June. Not much to talk about today. If you missed it the WWE Network put up a ton of Mid-South (yay!) and a Brisco-Flair Hidden Gem (yay!) plus Collections on Money in the Bank (match and ensuing cash-in) and The Godfather for June. So plenty of new content drops there.

RAW continues its build to Money in the Bank, a build that I have completely missed. Heck I’m still wondering when Authors of Pain will return to TV.

Outside of RAW we have Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals or you can talk about John Cena being totally cool with being a Dad now and all kinds of stuff.

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Tuesday Night Fights Thread

*Trying this again. Disqus just got crappy on me*

Okay Blog O’Doomers,

We got Smackdown in progress, hopefully it’s running smoothly. And 205 Live is coming on afterward I think. I really need to watch that show, it sounds fairly decent despite the apathy.

The network added some 1983 and 1984 Mid-South this week. IMO that’s the most binge-able of the territories on the network. Each show flows smoothly and is fun as hell.

Roseanne is still canceled.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope my American friends are enjoying Memorial Day and the worldwide audience here at the BoD are enjoying their Monday.

The dog days of RAW continues with another week of building to Money in the Bank. Meanwhile most of us will probably be watching Game 7 of Warriors-Rockets or Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between Vegas and Washington.

Roman had an odd exchange with a grown man that claimed on Twitter the big dog was being mean to a 10-year-old and…I believe Roman to be honest…the old guy was probably being an ass clown. If you’re an adult and you see a wrestler out (and if you live in my neck of the woods where 75% of the WWE roster lives) and they are eating with their families…give them a little courtesy and space. Seriously.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope everyone had as great of a weekend as I did. Most of you that have been around the board know that I celebrated my son’s graduation from high school love the weekend and I’ve run through the gambit of emotions as a parent. Those of you that have older kids know that those 17-18 years go by fast and those of you with younger kids enjoy it because it moves fast.

The big news in rasslin’ entertainment is that Fox is willing to put a ring on Smackdown for about a billion on their broadcast channel. Which means NBC/Universal will be paying out the yang to keep RAW. And with money like that being dished out I guarantee if you didn’t think the writers gave a rats behind about your thoughts on the product before, you can be certain of it now.

Team Cenabella is whole again after their totally-legit breakup

RAW might be live…IDAF because I’m watching the Lightning-Caps and Cavs-Celtics tonight. Or just bingeing the rest of Cobra Kai

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Monday Night Open Mic

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I hope you had a good weekend and are enjoying your Monday. RAW is in England tonight I think so I don’t know if it’s live or not and I probably won’t watch anyway.

Ronda Rousey was named at Nia Jax’s next challenger for the RAW Women’s title because of her impressive string of victories. Here was how they set it up.

NBA playoffs tonight is the long awaited start to the Rockets-Warriors series while Vegas and Winnipeg get after it in Game 2 of the NHL Western Conference Final. Meanwhile, what the hell Lightning?!?!

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Happy Monday!! I didn’t watch Backlash, probably won’t watch Backlash and from the sounds of things I’ll be better for it. RAW is live tonight and when the most exciting thing I can think of is Jason Jordan’s return than we’ve definitely hit the lean months of the promotion…and that’s no offense to Jordan, who was actually starting to find something when he got hurt.

As for the non-wrestling stuff. LeBron and the James Gang continue their one-sided NBA feud with Toronto, still refusing to put the young Raptors over just once. NHL Playoffs have the Penguins and Predators fighting for their Stanley Cup lives in separate games. Meanwhile Boston is eliminated…HA!

What else is on? Umm Jeopardy starts its two-week teachers tournament. The Voice’s never-ending season continues and I dunno check your local listings for the rest.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Hope you are all having a good Monday. Tonight I am watching my beloved Tampa Bay Lightning fight for their playoff lives against those evil bastards from Boston.

RAW is live in Montreal coming off of the Oil Rumble, which is five hours I’ll probably never watch.

Outside of the wrestling there’s a second hockey game between San Jose and Vegas late and the Boston-Philadelphia NBA series starts tonight.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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It’s the go home show for the Greatest Rumble Ever (a.k.a Oil Rumble) and surely there will be a good bit of hype for that, especially around the Brock-Roman cage match. Apparently Brock will be at RAW tonight doing something. Like most people I thought Smackdown probably got the better of the shake-up and would appear to be the more interesting show coming out of it.

Congrats to the Rock for adding a third daughter to his world. She looks absolutely precious.

Massive NHL playoff game tonight between the Bruins and Leafs, the winner of that series gets to play my Tampa Bay Lightning. Two NBA playoff games tonight.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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It’s mid-April, Wrestlemania is gone and hopefully we’re that much closer to normal. RAW is live tonight with the first night of the Superstar Shakeup. My predictions for Smackdown people to move over are: Charlotte, Becky Lynch, Baron Corbin, The Usos, Bobby Roode, another lower-card tag team (maybe Breezango, maybe the Shining Stars), Randy Orton and Jinder Mahal. I guess I could put Cena here too whenever he’s around

Raw to Smackdown: Bayley, Sasha, The Revival, Finn Balor, Gallows & Anderson (yep the entire Bullet Club on Smackdown) and Rollins to counter Mahal leaving. So the U.S. title and I-C title switch places.

I mean they could go all out and move the big stars and programs over but I don’t see that happening for some reason.

Anyway People has a story on the big Cena-Bella implosion and the source basically blames Cena for being a self-centered douche. I bet the source is Big Johnny. He looks like the type.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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Well it’s come and gone. Wrestlemania week is sort of like a tornado, it makes noise, it may damage some property and when it goes everyone is left wondering exactly what happened and what they saw.

FWIW I enjoyed most of the show, the first two hours were phenomenal and if you combine that with the three overs of Takeover New Orleans it was a five-hour stretch of amazing wrestling. The second half of Wrestlemania was not as good but the booking left us talking so mission accomplished and the blog did good traffic numbers so everyone wins!

Best five matches I saw this weekend

1) Gargano-Ciampa
2) Charlotte-Asuka
3) N.A Title Ladder match
4) I-C Title three-way
5) Black-Almas

The mixed tag match and Dusty Rhodes triple threat just missed the cut.

Tonight is the RAW after Wrestlemania, which I used to love and now I hate because it seems to have went from being cute, silly fun to hijacked by assholes who like to say “fuck” on live TV. Good for them I suppose.

NHL is off until playoffs begin Wednesday. NBA is in the final week of the regular season. Andre the Giant documentary debuts tomorrow!

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Wrestlemania XXXIV Closing Thread (10 p.m.-close)

One final howdy to you Blog O’Doomers that have stuck around all night.

We’re down to the final thread, unless this thing goes past midnight. Regardless of what’s happened it’s been a heck of a show and that could be good or bad.

Keep it here for the upcoming review. Scott should have his done not too long after the show goes off the air. Read it and then get some sleep.

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Wrestlemania XXXIV Thread Hour #3 (9 p.m.)

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I don’t know about you but this show has just ZOOMED by. I mean it’s hard to believe the thing started at 5 p.m. ET isn’t it?

Well hitting the midway point on the main card and from this spot on end everything is serious. These are the matches that draw the big bucks. This where the Wrestlemania moments happen. Right now, this hour. If you don’t watch any other hour of Wrestlemania make sure to watch THIS HOUR! (I think).

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Wrestlemania XXXIV Thread Hour #2 (8 p.m.)

Good to see you once again Blog O’Doomers!’

We’re like four hours in already and you guys are hanging around and going strong. You’re such troopers, all of you. That pre-game and 7 p.m. hour is really just to wet your appetite because everyone knows the real stuff doesn’t happen until after 8 p.m.

Well now we are about to hit the meat of the card so grab another slice or another drink if need be. I’ll see ya in an hour.

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Wrestlemania XXXIV Hour #1 Thread (7 p.m.)

Howdy again Blog O’Doomers!

Well that was eventful pre-game and what about that Battle Royale (or Royales). Like whoa!

Of course it’s time for the real deal and Wrestlemania XXXIV comes live to you from the Mercedes Benz Superdome (or Silverdome if you’re Hogan) and we’re ready for what should be a card that may last 4-5…possibly six hours. There is no limit to how long this 14-match card can go. But who cares, it’s Wrestlemania and that’s all that matters!

So I hope you ordered that pizza or grabbed that bucket of popcorn because it’s gonna be a long night.

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Wrestlemania XXXIV Thread (Pre-Game)

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Well I hope you’ve all saddled in for a long night and what could possibly be a very good card (let’s be honest here, lots of potential if you look at the matchups).

Anyway we’ll have more later, no need in wasting all the words now. So sit back and enjoy the two-hour pre-game show, which will likely include at least two matches. Maybe one of the Battle Royales and the cruiserweight match.

We’ll be back at 7 p.m. for the main card.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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It’s the go-home episode of RAW before we hit Wrestlemania XXXIV and you can read the previews around the inter webs to see what kind of show they have planned. I expect them to hit all the final notes and solidify the matches remaining.

As for Wrestlemania Sunday threads. We’re probably going to stick with the hourly threads starting with the pre-game and through the fifth (!!) hour of the show.

Other viewing includes the Men’s basketball national championship between Villanova and Michigan.

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Monday Night Open Mic

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We have just three RAWs (and smackdowns) remaining before Wrestlemania! Will we get the long-awaited Brock-Roman face-to-face tonight? What are your thoughts on this storyline to build to this match? Is it working for you? Is it working for Roman?

Tonight’s show will feature the Ultimate Deletion between Matt Hardy and Bray Wyatt. Also expect more build to Wrestlemania. Braun Strowman will be facing The Bar at Wrestlemania and apparently he’ll need a tag partner. And will this Cena-Undertaker thing actually happen. And what about this Miz-Rollins-Balor thing and this Women’s Battle Royale thing that’s not at all about the Fabulous Moolah.

Congratulations to Mark Henry, 2018 WWE Hall of Famer. He’ll be the first official wig-splitter in the Hall.

10 NBA games, Five NHL games, other stuff on TV too. Enjoy!

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Tuesday Night Fights Thread

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Even though I don’t get paid for Tuesdays I want you guys to have your well-deserved night thread. We’ve got Smackdown, 205 Live and Mixed Match on the rasslin’ side.

On the sports non-entertainment side there’s all kinds of college basketball with the First Four, the NIT and some other rag-ass tournament.

There’s NFL free agency where we can all laugh at the Vikings or 11 NBA games and 7 NHL games to talk about. Go socialize!

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