WWF Superstars – January 28th, 1995

 

January 28, 1995

From the Memorial Coliseum in Corpus Christi, TX

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler

The show starts off with Vince voicing over a video package hyping the 1-2-3 Kid & Bob Holly as underdogs who made their way to the Tag Team Title Tournament Finals and we then see still photos of how they won the titles at the Royal Rumble only to lose them 24 hours later on RAW to the team they replaced in the tournament, The Smoking Gunns.

This week, we will get highlights of the Royal Rumble PPV.

Read moreWWF Superstars – January 28th, 1995

North-South Connection Podcast Network Weekly Update

It was another loaded week at the North South Connection Podcast Network….here’s what dropped!

 

The Year That Was…….1999: Aaron breaks down the WWF PPV Year:

https://northsouthconnection.podbean.com/e/the-year-that-was-1999/

 

Ruthlessly Aggressive Podcast: Jake Williams & Shawn Kidd cover the go-home RAW & Smackdown as we get ready for Backlash 2002: 

https://northsouthconnection.podbean.com/e/the-ruthlessly-aggressive-podcast-4-41502-41802/

 

Fighting Spirit of ’06: Chad looks at ROH Hell Freezes Over and TNA Final Resolution 2006: 

https://northsouthconnection.podbean.com/e/fighting-spirit-of-06-4-january-14-15-2006/

 

Extreme Three Way Dance: JT, Jenny, & D’Amato break down Return of the Funker 1995: 

https://northsouthconnection.podbean.com/e/extreme-three-way-dance-24-return-of-the-funker-1995/

 

No Holds Barred: JT & Aaron do a retrospective podcast on Aaron’s look at the WWF PPV year of 1995:

https://northsouthconnection.podbean.com/e/no-holds-barred-the-podcast-26-the-year-that-was-retrospective-1995/

 

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Peaked in Twilight Years

Hi Scott,

Maffew’s ECW posts have shows featuring plain old boring Vance Archer in his 30s, before he became chokeslamming/water spitting/making kids cry Murderhawk Lance Archer in his 40s.

My question is are there any other wrestlers who had a career peak in their 40s/50s whilst being low/mid tier in their 20s/30s? The only others I can think of are PCO and maybe Suzuki. Mr Brodie Lee potentially as well I guess?

Careers seem to be peaking later now with guys starting earlier.  I feel like Bockwinkel is a guy who also hit his career highs very late in his career, too. 

Riddle vs Lesnar

Clearly Riddle vs Lesnar isn't happening, but I'm still going to fantasy book for a second. Let's say Riddle somehow overcomes Vince and, let's say his”outspokenness”, and the brass and Brock are convinced the match could make money. Wouldn't the Fight Pit from NXT make the most sense for presenting this match?

I didn't watch the show or generally pay attention to NXT at the moment, but I will agree with your assertion so that I'm not accused of undue bias.

Ministry vs Dungeon

Hey Scott,

What shitty supernatural 90s stable was better, the Ministry of Darkness or the Dungeon of Doom? I realize there are no real winners here, but best of the worst.

Thanks.

The Dungeon had a clearly stated goal of destroying Hulkamania and managed to get the title off him.  That's two points in their favor.  I have no idea what the fuck Undertaker wanted to accomplish and he ended up working for the McMahons.

Winner:  DOD in a landslide.

Smackdown – December 30, 2005

Smackdown
Date: December 30, 2005
Location: Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz

We’re finally finishing up the year with this one, as the road to the Royal Rumble begins. There are a few things to wrap up first and hopefully we go out with some of them being finished off. I’m not sure what we’ll be covering tonight, but maybe things can work out better than usual for a change. Let’s get to it.

Read moreSmackdown – December 30, 2005

ECW on Syfy 12/22/2009 #185

We’re in Orlando, Florida to continue the road to ECW Homecoming (while the brand continues down the road to the knacker’s yard).

Read moreECW on Syfy 12/22/2009 #185

Saturday Night Thread – May 30, 2020

Good evening!

WWE has banned the buckle bomb after Kairi Sane’s head injury at a RAW taping in April.  Probably wise.

Tonight is another UFC, which is pretty much just a show.

Tomorrow we return to WWF Superstars here on the blog for the Royal Rumble go-home show, and then….well I guess we’ll have to redo that one, too!

Spoiler, I already redid it and I’m posting it on Monday.  Just trying to build some suspense.

Have a great night.

WWF Monday Night RAW – January 23rd, 1995

 

January 23, 1995

From the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto, FL

Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels

The show starts with a somber sounding Vince in front of the ring. He extends an apology to Lawrence Taylor and his family over the actions of Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow. Vince also lets us know that Bigelow has been suspended without pay.

Read moreWWF Monday Night RAW – January 23rd, 1995

Mike Reviews Every WCW Great American Bash Main Event Part Two (1995 to 2000)

Hello You!

Let’s close out Great American Bash. Sadly I don’t expect the overall match quality to be as good in this one as it was in Part One, mainly because we’re now moving into the Bischoff Era, where WCW’s trademark essentially became hot under cards with Main Events that couldn’t live up to what came before them.

The Bash actually took a break from 1992 to 1995, so there are no 93 and 94 Bash events. I’m not sure why they decided to get rid of it, especially as it had traditionally been such a big event for the company prior to it getting side-lined.

Anyway, less chatter, more chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WCW Great American Bash Main Event Part Two (1995 to 2000)

If Vince sold…

Hey Scott-

Hope all is well.

Here is a question that I don’t think was ever asked. 

Let’s say Vince did sell, what do you think the number would be?  Ufc was sold for 4 billion. I am assuming they go higher than that correct?


Seems like a fair assumption.  Maybe the Khans have that under their couch cushions and can make an offer?  

Embarrassing angles

Hey Scott,

Hope you and yours are safe.

Quick question, has a 'drunken' angle ever worked, we've seen it with depressing regularity in the 'E'?
Jake the Snake
Hawk
Jeff Hardy (Twice now) 
and 
Scott Hall in WCW

And others, I'm sure I've missed, but have these angles ever actually been successful??

I can't remember any that have. Makes you wonder why Vince returns to these insulting angles,
I can't ever remember any that worked, no. 

Safest workers


Bret Hart is seemingly the gold standard for safe in ring workers. Jeff Jarrett seemingly has a great reputation as one as well. Who else ranks up there as being very safe? Besides LOD, Vader, The Nasty Boys, and Nia Jax, who else has a reputation sitting on the other end of the spectrum? 


Stay safe.

Orton might be boring and injury prone, but he's never hurt anyone that I'm aware of.  Yokozuna was also famous for looking like was throwing his hundreds of pounds at people like a monster but landing pillow soft.  

Smackdown – May 29, 2020

Smackdown
Date: May 29, 2020
Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves

We’re very slowly closing in on Backlash but tonight is all about the Intercontinental Title tournament. That means a pair of semifinal matches and one of them is actually interesting. It’s AJ Styles vs. Elias and Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan, where I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which is the interesting one. Let’s get to it.

Read moreSmackdown – May 29, 2020

Verne Gagne’s The Wrestler

Scott,  

Do you get Amazon Prime up there? Verne Gagne's “The Wrestler” movie is available on it & It's just begging for one of your snarky reviews. It's an easy watch at less than an 1:45 & there are lots of interesting cameos, including Rhodes & Murdoch. Plus it focuses on Verne getting too old and needing to retire…in 1974!

I do get Prime but the selection is totally different up here outside of the Amazon produced stuff.  Same with Netflix.  Canadian streaming rights are ludicrous.  I was hoping that the Memphis shows everyone talks about were on there, but nope.  

Friday Night Party Thread: May 29, 2020

We made it!

Hey, this weekend I start a project for my guys at CRAB Wrestling in Maryland.  Don’t wanna give anything away, but you will see what it is.  So that’s why this is rushed — need to do research.

Tomorrow, Mike returns to review WCW Great American Bash main events!  Pray for him.

In the immortal words of time-traveler Rufus, “Be excellent to each other.”

ENJOY THE WEEKEND!

What the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 15, 1995

Footage of Jerry Lawler throwing a fireball in Mabel’s face at the recent Mid-South Coliseum show is played.

Lance Russell and Dave Brown are handling commentary and they are coming to us from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee.  Brown notes that the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship is held up due to referee problems in Brian Lee’s matches with Brian Christopher.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: USWA Championship Wrestling – April 15, 1995