WWE 205 Live – 1st May 2018

WWE 205 Live

1st May 2018

Montreal, Quebec

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

We are 5 days removed from Oil Rumble, grapple fans, and Cedric Alexander is still the Cruiserweight Champion, having bested the winner of last week’s gauntlet match, Kalisto in Saudi Arabia.  What does 205 Live have in store for us this week?  Let’s find out!

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The SmarK Rant for THE GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE–04.27.18

The SmarK Rant for the GREATEST Royal Rumble – 04.27.18

Live from the glorious and enlightened kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the beautiful city of Jeddah, brought to you by the Great King.

But no chicks allowed.

Your hosts are Michael Cole, Corey Graves & Byron Saxton. Renee Young is probably at home making breakfast for her husband, AM I RIGHT FELLAS? Up here!

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WWE 205 Live – 24th April 2018

WWE 205 Live

24th April 2018

Louisville, Kentucky

Commentators: Vic Joseph, Nigel McGuinness and Percy Watson

We are only 4 days out from Oil Rumble, grapple fans, and tonight sees a 5-man gauntlet match to determine a number one contender for Cruiserweight Champion Cedric Alexander in Saudi Arabia this Friday.  If there’s a pre-show for this stadium spectacular, you can bank on this match being on it.  Drake Maverick confirms the competitors: Drew Gulak, Tony Nese, Kalisto, TJ Perkins and Mustafa Ali.  Let’s get to it!

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WWE 205 Live – 17th April 2018

WWE 205 Live

17th April 2018

Providence, Rhode Island

Commentators: Vic Joseph and Percy Watson

Time for another week of cruiserweight action, grapple fans, as 205 Live is seemingly entirely unaffected by the ‘Superstar Shakeup’.  The hype video focuses on tonight’s tornado tag match between Lince Dorado & Gran Metalik and Hideo Itami & Akira Towawa.  Let’s get to it!

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collection: ANDRE THE GIANT (Part 1)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collection: ANDRE THE GIANT (Part 1)

Well, in honor of the HBO doc tonight (or last night, I guess), this seems like an appropriate time to review this set of matches on the Network. It’s under “Shows” and then “Collections” in case you’d like to watch it, by the way.

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WWE 205 Live – 10th April 2018

WWE 205 Live

10th April 2018

New Orleans, Louisiana

Commentators: Vic Joseph and Percy Watson

If you don’t think you’ve had quite enough wrestling this week, grapple fans, then read on as I recap the first episode of 205 Live post-WrestleMania.  We’ll hear from the new Cruiserweight Champion, Cedric Alexander, and Mark Andrews is set to do battle with Drew Gulak.

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Rock Star Gary reflects on AWA WrestleRock ’86

 

Live from Minneapolis, MN

Airdate: April 20, 1986

Attendance:  22,000

Hosted by Rod Trongard & Larry Nelson

Three cage matches along with the Midnight Rockers, Sergeant Slaughter, Jimmy Snuka, Road Warriors, Freebirds, and more fill out this star-studded supershow. Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 3-20-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 20, 1982 (taped 3/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Al Madril

All the Kerry Von Erich versus Kabuki action you could ever want all in one show! Also, who will make a cameo in this week’s reflection? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 3-13-82

WCCW 3-13-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: March 13, 1982 (taped 3/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Kevin Von Erich

Why is Flair here and who will confront him? Can Madril and Shaft secure a victory over Bundy and Kabuki? Who’s this week’s special guest?

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-27-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 27, 1982

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Marc Lowrance & Kevin Von Erich

Can Kevin Von Erich earn a title shot by beating “Wild” Bill Irwin in the main event? Who undergoes a change in character? Also, what special guests reveal their presence in tonight’s reflection? Read on!

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-20-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 20, 1982 (taped 2/7)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Gene Goodson & David Von Erich

Can Al Madril defeat Frank Dusek with Bill Irwin lurking? What other special guests will appear in this reflection? Read on!

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems–Bonestorm II: The Bloodening!

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – Bonestorm II: The Bloodening!

Ok, that title has nothing to do with the content, but it’s Halloween night so I figured a scary subtitle would be appropriate. Anyway, since we’re done with the Unreleased DVD set, it’s back to the good ol’ WWE Network Hidden Gems collection, picking up where we left off with the third or fourth retirement match of Terry Funk’s career, with more to come…

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Rock Star Gary reflects on WCCW 2-6-82

Taped from Dallas, TX

Airdate: February 6, 1982 (taped 1/17)

Attendance: unknown

Hosted by Gene Goodson & Armand Hussein

Can Big Daddy Bundy survive a handicap match? Wait a minute! The American title’s on the line! You can’t miss this show.

Wow! Melissa! Thanks for the support. Let’s have some fun down in the Lone Star State.

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems–NES Classic 80s Edition!

 

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – NES Classic 80s Edition!

Dedicated to the memory of Hugh Hefner, who died as we all dreamed to die: Making dirty magazines, being rich, and banging hot chicks. I’m sure I’ll probably end up dropping dead of a heart attack while watching a Giant Gonzalez match from 1991 or something, but we can all dare to dream. I’m also getting worried about Stan Lee now, as he’s gotta be pissing off someone by living so long.

Anyway, last time we wrapped up the 70s, and now it’s time for the REAL good stuff.

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The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collections–Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Part 2)

The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Collections – Bobby “The Brain” Heenan (Part 2)

Carrying on now from 1988 onwards, although the first half of this collection was kind of disappointing and just felt like a bunch of stuff they threw together.

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