Kevin Quinn AMA

Hey Scott,
Kevin Quinn, dude who spent 35 years with WWE and just got let go did a Reddit AMA the other day. Some interesting stuff in there:

r/SquaredCircle – Hi, I’m Kevin Quinn (KQ). I was a Sr. Editor, Director…2,455 votes and 878 comments so far on Reddit

But he also had a link to this crazy video I’ve never seen before that was clearly produced for WWE TV about the process they use to put together those end of ‘Mania video packages and it’s really neat:

Cool. I thought for a second you were talking about Kevin Quinn the former job guy and I was like “Well that’s a niche AMA but whatevs.”

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #13 – 11.28.87

The SmarK Rant for Saturday Night’s Main Event #13– 11.28.87

It’s another gooder!

Taped 11.07.87 from Seattle, WA, drawing 16,000 and an unknown rating.  For those keeping track, this was taped before Survivor Series but aired two days afterwards, and that show is never mentioned here, even a little bit.

So last time, Honky Tonk Man shoved down Elizabeth and now Randy Savage is PISSED.  Also, BUND-A-MANIA is running wild!

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Monday Night Raw – November 30, 2020

Monday Night Raw
Date: November 30, 2020
Location: Amway Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips, Samoa Joe

We are on the way to TLC and also on the way to new Thunder Dome at Tropicana Field in the next few weeks. That could make for some interesting changes along the way, though the biggest surprise is that last week’s show was actually good. I’m not sure how much reason I should have to believe that is going to repeat itself but maybe we’re in for a holiday miracle. Let’s get to it.

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Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O’Doomers!

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.

Keep it Clean!

Joshi Spotlight: AJW St. Battle Day 1992


* This is actually a bit of a throwback (since I just finished going through all of 1993), as I initially couldn’t find the full show on YouTube. Maffew uploaded it as “Indie Uploader”, but he was banned for copywrite violations, but someone else was good enough to upload it when I bemoaned that fact. So here we are! Finally!

“TL;DR- Why Should I Care?”: One of the better tag matches of the year and a truly important title-change… and one of the worst AJW tag matches ever- a smorgasbord for Botchamania! Watch what happens when technical wrestlers try lucha!

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What the World Was Watching: ECW Hardcore TV – August 29, 1995

Joey Styles narrates a video package that recaps the Eddie Guerrero-Dean Malenko feud.

Styles announces to the ECW Arena that 2 Cold Scorpio is the new television champion after defeating Guerrero in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania.  When asked about Taz, Scorpio says that if Taz wants some, he can come and get some.  And when asked who he thinks will win the two-out-of-three falls match between Guerrero and Malenko, Scorpio says he does not care because he is the champion.

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Leaving with the belt

Hey Scott,

I can’t remember if you answered this question before and if I’m even remembering it correctly but I was watching part 2 of broken skull session with undertaker and they bring up the screw job. Steve and undertaker both agree on upon Vince’s motivation of “well what if Bret took the title to wcw?” And they kinda understand where Vince is coming from.

So I can’t fully remember, hasn’t this been debunked that wcw got in major shit when madusa did it? And there was no chance of that happening?


 No chance.  In fact it was the Ric Flair title belt fiasco in 1991 that set the legal precedent for the belts being intellectual property of the promotion. And as noted, Madusa pulling that stunt meant that WCW legal would never let it happen again.  And also, again for the people in the back, Bret was still under contract with the WWF until December and couldn’t show up at all until then.  


Death Triangle

Kingston, Butcher and Blade

Jurassic Express and Marko Stunt

Matt Hardy and Private Party

Team Taz

Best Friends and OC

Kenny Omega and The Bucks

The Nightmare Family

The Gunn Club

Any combination of the Inner Circle

… We're getting six-man belts next year, aren't we?

That’s always been the plan.  It was supposed to happen on the second cruise and obviously that’s not gonna happen, so maybe they are just waiting?

Tag teams that never happened

Hey Scott,

Hope you and the family are doing well.

Was there ever 2 guys you thought would make a perfect tag team but never ended up happening?  For example, I doubt I’m the only person who thought Mr. Perfect and Rick Rude would have been a great heel tag team.


Jim Neidhart and Greg Valentine. 

Impact Wrestling – November 24, 2020

Impact Wrestling
Date: November 24, 2020
Location: Skyway Studios, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Matt Striker, Josh Matthews

The show has taken a bit of a weird turn in recent weeks and that’s not exactly the best news. The big story this week seems to be Wrestler’s Court as Detective Dreamer continues to try and find who shot John E. Bravo. Other than that, we have the continuing issues of Eric Young and Joe Doering, because the world was waiting for more Doering. Let’s get to it.

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NJPW: World Tag League – Night 7 (11.30.20)

NOVEMBER 30, 2020


 – Night 7 action is upon us Live from Tokyo.  After a short break and a bigger venue, things tell me we may have a better show tonight.  Fin Juice vs. Dangerous Tekkers is your headliner tonight.  Speaking of the Tekkers, they are atop the leader boards with 8 points in a 3 way tie along with Shingo Takagi & SANADA and Tomohiro Ishii & Toru Yano.  Let’s head to the ring.

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Sunday Night Reset: November 29, 2020

Well, after a long weekend of avoiding people to keep from getting Covid, it’s time for me to return to work and hope the people out in public in northern Virginia aren’t complete and utter idiots.  (Good news: hospital capacity is huge, so we have beds to spare; bad news: R keeps going up.)

Tonight!  Chicago and Green Bay face off!  Find out what Seth Rollins thinks of football!

And now, here it is, your Moment of Zen:

Enjoy the night.

NXT 05/25/2010 #14

We’re in Cleveland, Ohio (Japanese crowd: “Ohioooo”) and we start with the final four: Otunga, Gabriel, Barrett & Slater for the Semi-Finals of Season 1. The announcement that next week is the Season Finale gets one of the biggest pops of the show.

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Tag Team TURMOIL ~ !

Hey, Scott:

Watching some 1980s Survivor Series and some tag team queries crossed my mind:

1.) Breaking up The Rockers and giving Shawn Michaels the rocket push is one of the more famous examples, but has there ever been a high profile tag team split in which the *wrong* guy got the big solo push?

2.) Like you, I have an irrational amount of platonic man-love for the Hart Foundation. While late 80s Anvil still had some gas in the tank, obviously Bret Hart was…Bret Hart and their chemistry was off the charts. Who do you have as the most successful tag team to feature one guy who was a top-notch worker and a partner who was a step above “exhumed corpse”.

3.) In 1989, when sweet cocaine was openly flowing thru every nose in pro wrestling, Tully Blanchard fails a drug test that gets him fired from WWF and costs him a new contract with WCW. Was there any other unreported/locker room reason why Tully’s career (in the big two) was effectively over at age 35 when drugs were an open secret?


1.  I can't think of many off-hand.  Usually they got it right.  
2.  The Eliminators!  Man did Kronus ever get exposed badly after Saturn left.  
3.  It was more him pissing off the wrong people over and over.  The drug stuff was a convenient scapegoat so they could justify it. 

New Book Out Today – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The People’s Champion

I feel like Rock probably didn't have much input in this one, but I can't knock the hustle, so here's a word about a new Rock biography coming out soon.  


The following is to announce the official release of my
latest book, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The
People’s Champion – From WWE to Hollywood, which is out now. If I haven’t already, I will be
forwarding a PDF copy of the book to you within the next few days. Please feel
free to use snippets of the text or one of the images on your website. I hope
you read it and I hope you enjoy it!

All the best,

James Romero

FINALLY… Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The
People’s Champion – From WWE to Hollywood
is OUT NOW worldwide, available in Kindle
eBook and paperback formats.

childhood to getting cut by the Canadian Football League; from Flex Kavana in
Memphis to Rocky Maivia in the WWF; from the Nation of Domination to The
Corporation; from wrestling’s biggest box office attraction to the highest paid
actor in Hollywood. All the big storylines and why they happened. All the
backstage manoeuvrings and inside stories. All the on-screen feuds and all the
rivalries behind the scenes. All the people that got him to where he is today
and the co-workers who did their damnedest to hold him back.

with quotes from his friends, family, co-workers and the man himself, Dwayne
“The Rock” Johnson: The People’s Champion
is the most comprehensive and
exhaustive biography ever created on “The Most Electrifying Man in Sports and
Entertainment”. If you
are a fan of the jabroni beating, pie eating, trailblazing eyebrow raiser,
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: The People’s Champion has got you covered, if you
smell what The Rock is cookin’!

US Link:

UK Link:

Canada Link:

Australia Link:


Conrad Thompson namedropped you and the blog multiple times for research for a Heroes Of Wrestling watchalong with Tony Schiavone (bonus show on the Adfreeshows Patreon). Might wanna hook up with him

I've already got a mortgage. 

Smackdown – June 30, 2006

Date: June 30, 2006
Location: Roanoke Civic Center, Roanoke, Virginia
Commentators: Michael Cole, John Bradshaw Layfield

We’re done with Vengeance and that means we can officially start getting ready for the Great American Bash. I’m not sure what we should be expecting there, but somehow we have another King Booker vs. Bobby Lashley match, this time inside of a cage. They really like that match and I can kind of get why, but they might want to move on. Let’s get to it.

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