The SmarK Rant for NWA Shockwave Episode 1 – 12.01.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Shockwave Ep01 – 12.01.20

Going back in time a bit to catch up on these Shockwave shows, which are essentially compilations of stuff from the odd weekly PPVs that Corgan was doing with the “United Wrestling Network” group.  I had no desire to spend money on those shows, but for free on YouTube?  We’ll give these a look, especially since NWA Powerrr was such a fun show and this has mostly the same cast of characters.

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Houston Wrestling – 06.20.80

The SmarK Rant for NWA Houston Wrestling – 06.22.80

Oh man, if NWA Powerrr is gonna be delayed for a long while, I’m totally fine with Billy Corgan posting THESE instead every Tuesday night.  Houston is actually one of the few territories where someone OTHER than Vince bought up the footage, so hopefully they keep pumping these out.  I seem to recall the NWA trying a streaming service with this footage before Corgan took over, so obviously there’s lots of it.

https://youtu.be/rA_n-CpjUek

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 11.19.19

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 11.19.19

So yeah, this is the famous episode where I was reviewing it a few minutes delayed from the YouTube premiere, and the video was suddenly deleted in the middle of typing a sentence because Jim Cornette made a very ill-timed joke.  Hey, you know what, given that the world is descending into chaos as we speak, I think it’s time to just go back and review the three episodes I’m missing because it’s suddenly a very disproportionately small thing by comparison.  Especially on a show that makes me so happy to watch, which we all need right now.

Episode 7 – “The Phoenix Rises”

Taped from Atlanta, GA

Your hosts are Joe Galli & Jim Cornette

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.21.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.21.20

Episode 15 – “Generation Clash”

OK, seriously, why is this show now up to NINETY MINUTES?  One of the appealing things was that it was a breezy 45 minute watch and it’s been getting steadily longer as it goes.  LESS IS MORE.

Tonight:  Ricky Morton gets his shot at the Ten Pounds of Gold!

Taped from Atlanta, GA

Your hosts are Joe Galli & Stu Bennett

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.07.20

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 01.07.20

“Who’s the Third Man, Brother?”

OK, let’s do this.  But if there’s any racist jokes that get in for over a month, I’m OUTTA HERE.  And there’s gonna be some virtue signaling like you wouldn’t believe if that happens!

Taped from Atlanta, GA

Your hosts are Joe Galli & Stu “Bad News Barrett” Bennett

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr–11.12.19

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 11.12.19

Episode 6 – “More Questions Than Answers”

Gonna be honest, I had a tough time tearing myself away from browsing through the massive Disney Plus catalog to review this show. I’m gonna watch me some GUMMI BEARS on my next day off and no one will judge me for it.

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr–10.29.19

(Someone had commented to me that they really liked that I posted Fall Brawl earlier than usual, so I’m putting this one up at 4:30am my time as an experiment.  Usually I set them to post at 7:00am CST, but really they could go up at midnight if I wanted.) 

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 10.29.19

Episode 4 – “Dealer Calls Again”

Taped from Atlanta, GA

Your hosts are Joe Galli & Jim Cornette

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The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr–10.22.19

The SmarK Rant for NWA Powerrr – 10.22.19

Episode 3 – The Twilight of Tim Storm

Two weeks ago: Nick Aldis beat Tim Storm to retain the NWA World title and end his chances of getting another shot, and then last week Kamille was offered the chance to give her side of the story and she declined.

Joe Galli admits that perhaps his last couple of interviews with Aldis have been “confrontational”, so for his next one, it’ll only be about his next challenger to the NWA World title.

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