The SmarK Rant for Coliseum Video presents SuperTape Volume 4
I’m LOVING doing all these Coliseum Videos on the Network, in case you haven’t figured it out by now.
Released May 23, 1991, a mere four months after the last SuperTape.
Monday Night Raw
Date: October 25, 2021
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Commentators: Jimmy Smith, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton
It’s time for the season premiere and that means we have the new roster officially finalized. We are done with the weird post Draft season, meaning everyone is here for good, assuming you ignore Becky Lynch going to Smackdown last week. We also need to start getting ready for Survivor Series, where it’s Raw vs. Smackdown again. Let’s get to it.
Halloween Havoc is less than 24 hours away.
Rick Steiner's son will be on the show.
And Chucky has a new tv series.
You do the math.
We're through the looking glass here, people!
Chucky probably screwed up the SSL certs on the site this morning too.
ECW On Sci Fi
Date: May 22, 2007
Location: Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Commentators: Tazz, Joey Styles
Things are staying interesting around here as we have the continuing issues between Bobby Lashley and ECW World Champion Vince McMahon. Their next showdown is set for One Night Stand, but we have a little time to cover before we get there. In addition, CM Punk is rising up through the ranks and seems ready to break through to the other side. Let’s get to it.
Howdy Blog O’Doomers!
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Lots of stuff to read in terms of reviews. There’s Crown Jewel from Tommy, Smackdown from Tommy, Rampage and Dynamite from Scott and Tommy. MSG 1984 house shows from Scott. Did someone do Bound for Glory. Tommy probably did that too. I saw parts of Crown Jewel and thought the main event was an easy ****. Great drama and it was a big match that felt like a big match and was executed like a big match.
The new RAW roster debuts tonight. Let’s see what it’s about.
Seahawks-Saints is your rainy Monday Night game.
World Series starts tomorrow.
AEW is streaming or has already streamed.
Keep it Clean
The PG Era Rant for AEW Elevation, Episode 34 (“Oh, Hey, More Paul Wight, Just What I Wanted!”), October 25, 2021.
From Orlando, FL.
Your hosts are Tony, Mark, and (for now) Paul.
TONIGHT! Ryo Mizunami teams with Leyla Hirsch to take on Diamante and Xtina Kay! And QT Marshall and Preston Vance square off, with the promise of no less than SIX people at ringside! PLUS – Paul Wight goes 1-on-3, FTR, and Emi Sakura in action!
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing their usual studio duties for tonight’s telecast.
AJW OSAKA QUEEN’S HOLY NIGHT (WWWA Championship Night):
(Aug. 30th 1995)
* Welcome back to another Joshi Spotlight, as we take a look at one of the biggest shows of the year! This one has a pretty great concept- it’s just all the top belts being defended, including the fourth match between Aja Kong & Dynamite Kansai! Plus Double Inoue defend their Tag Titles against Manami Toyota & Sakie Hasegawa for the third time!
Some matches aren’t available on YouTube as far as I can tell. Mike Lorefice’s ratings are in brackets:
Rie Tamada, Yoshiko Tamura & Yumi Fukawa defeat Chaparrita ASARI, Misae Watanabe & Yuka Shiina (8:56): Basic rookie trios match. (*1/2)
Kaoru Ito & Mariko Yoshida defeat Tomoko Watanabe & Kumiko Maekawa (8:55): The rating seems high, here- not even ten minutes and it gets four stars (****)?.
Yumiko Hotta & Toshiyo Yamada & Etsuko Mita defeat Jaguar Yokota & Bison Kimura & Reggie Bennett (12:55): Interesting use of the Raijin Army, pairing them up with Reggie against… well a Random Grab-Bag team. (***1/4)
Bull Nakano beats Lioness Asuka (1:29): Huh. (*)
LAS CACHORRAS ORIENTALES EXPLODE!:
AKIRA HOKUTO vs. MIMA SHIMODA:
* Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh shit- here comes Hokuto bringing the hate against her stablemate and adoring fangirl, Mima Shimoda! Hokuto’s in pink & white, while Shimoda’s in red, black & gold.
The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – MSG 03.25.84
I love these because I have no idea what’s coming up on them and the period is so under-represented that I’m guaranteed to have a bunch of stuff that’s new to me.
The following review is brought to you by members of the New World Order.
Bound For Glory 2021
Date: October 23, 2021
Location: Sam’s Town Live, Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentators: Matt Striker, D’Lo Brown
It’s the biggest night of the year for Impact Wrestling and we have a pretty stacked card. The main event is the battle of Canada as Impact Wrestling World Champion Christian Cage is defending against Josh Alexander. The second biggest match on the card is probably Deonna Purrazzo defending the Knockouts Title against Mickie James in a grudge match. Let’s get to it.
Tonight’s NFL Game is the Colts against the 49ers.
After further review, I think I’m the only one who liked the ending to Bound For Glory. At the very least, given how much better Impact has gotten, I’m willing to let it play out and see where it goes. The visual of Moose standing over Alexander as Josh’s daughter is crying is so pro wrestling it’s beautiful. But that’s just me.
Looking ahead: your Joshi Spotlight is on Queen’s Holy Night; Wednesdays of Honor looks at Bitter Friends, Stiffer Enemies; and this week’s Dream Matches are all about the 1996 Kuwaiti Cup, back when there was a Middle Eastern nation we could go to that didn’t make the WWE look amoral.
Enjoy the night.
Do you feel the “Head of the Table” shtick has gone on too long? At this
point people only want to see someone, anyone, win the title. But unlike
say Honky Tonk Man's Intercontinental Championship run where people were
paying to see him lose, the Tribal Chief is just running fans off. When
the BUNNY gets more viewers, then we clearly have a problem. Basically,
by the time somebody finally wins the Historical Universal Championship,
who will really care? Maybe it will be more a case of people sighing and
going “Finally”, rather than actually popping.
Also, how would Rock being the one to end the Reign of Boredom benefit
anyone? It'll get a brief spike in the ratings, but the message would be
clear…NONE of the current guys could win the title, so the retired
from the ring Hollywood guy has to come back. It would make the current
guys look like even bigger losers than they are portrayed as being