–Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan resume their usual commentary duties and they are taped from Atlanta, Georgia. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping took place on August 21. This show is also a bit of a hidden gem because all but the last fifteen minutes of the original broadcast in the United States was pre-empted due to Atlanta Braves baseball.
This week we’ve got a ruddy big Ten Man Tag to sink our chompers into, so let’s waste no further time and dive once again into some more 205 Live!!!
Monday Night Raw
Date: March 21, 2005
Location: Jefferson Civic Center, Birmingham, Alabama
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler
Wrestlemania is less than two weeks away and that means we’re in the final stretches of the build. That can be both good and bad as some of the stories can be interesting but at the same time, some of them are running on fumes and not that great. Tonight it’s another Pick Your Poison match with Batista facing Kane. Let’s get to it.
Yup, it’s really happening, whether anyone wants it or not. Obviously as a Canadian I have no place to complain as long as the Ottawa Redblacks are a real team that exists, but “DC Defenders” sounds like a comic book lawsuit just waiting to happen. Or else a bunch of nerds who are REALLY big fans of Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice and are anxiously awaiting the Zack Snyder cut of Justice League.
Do you think Bob Sapp could have been a star in wwe? Huge guy, charismatic as hell, has a flair for the dramatic and clearly not afraid of goofing it up a bit (as evidenced by this gem https://youtu.be/9dCNym6sO3E ).
Back again with some more Hardcore TV, as we continue the march onto the debut of ECW on TNN. If you haven’t yet then I strongly suggest you check out Scott Keith’s reviews of those shows. I believe he’s something like 4 shows in now and it’s not only proving popular with the Blog readers but Scott seems to be somewhat enjoying it to a certain degree as well!
Sadly Hardcore TV has now kind of slipped into cruise control and is readying itself to play second fiddle in the ECW television hierarchy. But hey, I used to enjoy WWE Velocity back in the day, so if Hardcore TV becomes mostly a recap show with the odd good match chucked in then I can live with that.
So without further ado, let’s adorn our barbed wire hoodies and take things to The Extreme!!!
The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.01.97
OK, I’ve got a couple of hours free here on my vacation, so time to finally get this one done and hopefully wrap up 1997 Nitro before the permanent switch to 3 hours.
When we last left off… https://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2019/02/27/the-smark-rant-for-wcw-monday-nitro-08-25-97/
We start with a nice tribute to the career of Arn Anderson and a recap of the history of the Four Horsemen.
WWE.com NXT Preview
Big Swole and Sadie Gibbs Added to the AEW Casino Battle Royal
MLW Fusion Episode #71
Date: August 20, 2019
Location: Denny Sanford Premier Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Byron Saxton, David Otunga
It’s Smackdown’s turn to do King of the Ring as we’re getting two more first round matches tonight. Last night’s pair of matches were pretty good so maybe Smackdown can keep up the pace. Other than that we get to find out who was behind the attack on Roman Reigns, or at least who Daniel Bryan and Rowan say it is. Let’s get to it.
Tonight! It’s Smackdown, as we play out the string before the move to FOX in a few weeks.
Tomorrow, I finally do that damn Nitro episode with the Horsemen parody.
As for me, I’m going to Secret Life of Pets at the cheap theater tonight.
Have an adequately engaging evening!
I love how Sony makes a billion dollars off Far from Home and the lesson they take from it is “Well, I guess we don’t need Marvel anymore!” At least they can crossover with Venom again now, I guess.
WWE.com Smackdown Live Preview
WWE Main Roster Reaction to NXT Landing on Cable Television
Being the Elite Episode #166
Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: December 24, 1983 (taped 12/09)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Adams and Mantell get the better of Gordy and Garvin? Will Kevin get involved? Ernie Ladd pays WCCW a visit with a date against Kamala? Who will prevail? Who will join me to bring you this holiday episode?
Monday Night Raw
Date: August 19, 2019
Location: XCEL Energy Center, St. Paul, Minnesota
Commentators: Michael Cole, Jerry Lawler, Renee Young
It’s royalty night with the first round of the King of the Ring tournament kicking off. That means we should be in for some good wrestling, but it could also mean that we’re in for some annoying booking. This would also apply to the likely announcement of NXT moving to USA to fight off the combined forces of Marko Stunt, Orange Cassidy and Sonny Kiss. Let’s get to it.
Howdy Blog O’Doomers!
Sorry for the late post tonight. I’m currently on the West Coast and sometimes that little three-hour time difference gets lost during the day. I couldn’t even think about watching wrestling with so much sunshine outside right now!
But anyway RAW is Live tonight. It’s the first half of the first round of the King of the Ring tournament. We’ve got Cesaro vs. Samoa Joe and Sami Zayn vs. Cedric Alexander announced for tonight. And there is a Sasha Banks interview tonight.
There is a ton of other stuff (baseball, ninja warriors, etc.) on tonight so watch what makes your happy.
Keep it Clean!