Beating the Fiend

Isn’t the best and likely only way to beat The Fiend to somehow unmask him mid match and have him snap back into kiddie show Bray allowing a valiant babyface to defeat him. This way The Fiend character stays strong and there maintains a difference between normal Bray and his evil character. 

This would work perfect for Daniel Bryan. But again, I’m willing to bet on Roman getting the super push

Yeah, but the Miz is already facing unmasked Bray at TLC, and he's apparently evil, too.  So I don't even get what the character is supposed to be anymore.  

BoD Daily Update: December 12, 2019

SI.com The Week in Wrestling

https://www.si.com/wrestling/2019/12/11/wwe-news-john-cena-twitter-tlc-preview

 

SI.com Interview with Dakota Kai

https://www.si.com/wrestling/2019/12/11/wwe-nxt-dakota-kai-heel-turn-interview

 

WWE Free YouTube Match

You can watch Undertaker vs. Batista in a Chairs Match from the 2009 TLC PPV

 

 

WWF 1994 SummerSlam

August 29, 1994

From the United Center in Chicago, IL

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

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NXT – December 11, 2019

NXT
Date: December 11, 2019
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Mauro Ranallo, Nigel McGuinness, Beth Phoenix

It’s the next to last show of the year with one more show to go after this in 2019. That show is going to need a main event and we’ll be setting that up tonight with a triple threat match for the #1 contendership to the NXT Title. In other words, it’s Keith Lee vs. Tommaso Ciampa vs. Finn Balor, which should tell you everything you need to know. Let’s get to it.

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Monday Night Raw – July 11, 2005

Monday Night Raw
Date: July 11, 2005
Location: Continental Airlines Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Attendance: 9,000
Commentators: Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler

We’re a week removed from the earth shattering split of Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan, whose friendship dated back all of two months (with about six weeks off in the middle). Tonight we start the build towards what is almost guaranteed to be a big time Summerslam match, but there is one more important thing to deal with: one of the interchangeable women in the Diva Search is going home! Let’s get to it.

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Dynamite – December 11, 2019

Dynamite
Date: December 11, 2019
Location: Curtis Culwell Center, Garland, Texas
Commentators: Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, Excalibur

We’re down in Texas for one of the last two shows of the year. This time around the focus is going to be on a Texas Street Fight between the Young Bucks and Santana and Ortiz, which should be a heck of a battle if they’re allowed to be themselves. Other than that it’s time to get ready for next week’s World Title match between champion Chris Jericho and Jungle Boy. Let’s get to it.

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Disco


It always surprised me that Disco never got a run in WWE.  He had a good look, ranged from competent to very good in the ring depending on the opponent, and could work comedy.  I could see him as the mouthpiece for the FBI in the mid 2000’s at the very least.  As far as you know, did Vince just not have interest?  Was there heat on him for some reason? 
Yeah, so in 1997 Disco tried to jump from WCW and get the Rockabilly spot by claiming that his contract was invalid, and Vince was ready to bring him in and started producing material to hype it up.  But then it turned out to be a very valid contract and Vince dropped all interest immediately.   And then Disco had to go crawl back to WCW like Shane Douglas in 2000 and never left.  

Joshi Spotlight: Devil Masami

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“I imagine she wouldn’t smell bad but she’d smell…weird. Like her hair would have the faint aroma of the ocean or something.

She seems like a goddamn mythological witch sent to the world because she can’t stand the thought of little girls being happy.”
-Phrederic, during a live-watch, about Devil Masami

JOSHI SPOTLIGHT- DEVIL MASAMI:
Stats:
Other Name: Super Heel Devil Masami
Real Name: Masami Yoshida
Billed Height & Weight: 5’6″ 154-198 lbs.
Career: 1978-2008 (30 years!!)
Trained By: AJW Dojo

-Having written a bio on Bull Nakano and showcased her ***** match with Devil Masami (Meltzer agreed, which is proof I’m right!), I figured I would write one for Masami herself next. Masami is probably one of the most underrated Joshi by Westerners owing to her tremendous obscurity- of the biggest Joshi shows of all, she’s in very few of them, and often in diminished roles; I’ve only seen a handful of her performances there. Never mind that her career peak was in the 1980s, which is ages before most wrestling fans would have ever heard of her.

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What the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – November 20, 1995

Eric Bischoff, Steve McMichael, and Bobby Heenan are in the booth and they are live from Macon, Georgia.  The venue gives away how WCW’s decision to do Hulk Hogan-Sting was last minute.  This is also our go home episode for World War 3.

Read moreWhat the World Was Watching: WCW Monday Nitro – November 20, 1995

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #346 – 11/12/1999

Hello You!

Last week Steve Corino crashed a Limp Bizkit concert and ended up getting busted open courtesy of a Balls Mahoney chair shot. Meanwhile, Rob Van Dam defended his TV Title against the monstrous Uganda and ended up enraging his former tag partner Sabu with an inflammatory promo.

Let’s have a look to see how these stories develop in this week’s Hardcore TV!

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IDEAL nWo THAT SHUDDA’ BEEN….

IDEAL nWo THAT SHUDDA’ BEEN….


After listening to enough Conrad Thompson podcasts you get the sense that the nWo could’ve been a few different things. Bischoff wanted the nWo to have its own roster & show. But in it’s infancy Bischoff has a hard time admitting it but it indeed was an unofficial WWF invasion. So it would’ve been best kept as guys who were known as WWF guys. So agree or disagree with this contingent……


Hollywood Hogan with the Disciple

Savage with Liz

Dibiase with Virgil & Sherri

Hennig with Rude

Hall, Nash & Syxx


So we get six workers, half of which is the Wolfpack, Dibiase as the manager & backer, two valets Liz & Sherri, & Rude, Beefcake & Virgil as muscle. And if you have to, rotate guys in & out. Maybe Bossman & Tenta tag for awhile but get clipped for losing & sucking. Or another jobber tag team of Martel & Jim Powers who get clipped too. This thing HAD TO STAY WWF-CENTRIC yes? Good lineup here? Then of course eventually the Hitman arrives & dispatches Hogan & becomes the leader of the nWo as Hogan goes back to the red & yellow…..BROTHER. Otherwise Booker T was coming for him anyway NIGG….!


GO BILLS!!!!! And Sabres too, I guess. It’s only ice hockey.



I think your timeline is all over the place here. 

Wrestlemania Build

Hey Scott, was reading about Brocks Wrestlemania opponents and how they are looking at Bray Wyatt. I think if would be ok, but, wouldn't Aleister Black be a better option for Wyatt? 


I think they should worry about actually having Black work a match on PPV before lining up Wrestlemania opponents for him.  Wasn't his only singles match so far that one with Cesaro that was forgotten the next day?  

Doink The Clown

I was just re-watching some early 1990's stuff with Doink.  He was really over as a heel at one point there, well as over as you could get at one of the worst periods for the WWF creatively.  Was he ever in line for a big push, or was it kind of lightning in a bottle with him?  His face turn towards the end of 1993 was one of the more nonsensical, un-needed turns ever.  
No, he was definitely in line for a big push.  If anything he ended up underachieving because Matt Borne was such a flake, and then no one else could pull the same mix of creepy and yet silly that he brought to the table.  In fact, given the resurgence of "creepy evil clowns" as a thing these days, I'm surprised they haven't rebooted the character again with someone new in the role.  

the 24/7 title

Hey Scott. What about the 24/7 title? Is it history? I´m not watching their weekly shows, just the ppv´s, but I even can´t remember when I read something about it in show reports (at least I read some to follow the weeklys)

Pretty sure they had a race car driver of some sort win it and then lose it again last week.  So it's still around.  

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.15.97

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.15.97

I was gonna do RAW on Hulu tonight, but then I was like…nah.  Maybe next week.  They haven’t exactly been tearing up the blog anyway, probably because it’s a day later and people are talked out by Tommy’s recap.  Plus Nitro remains a reasonable length for a while, and the nWo is all over everyone’s lips with the Hall of Fame stuff.

I think I’m actually ahead of the 97 RAWs again now, though.  This stuff sure isn’t an exact science.

Read moreThe SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 09.15.97