The SmarK Rant for WWE Monday Night RAW (Hulu Edition) – 12.02.19
The Authors of Pain show up and speak SCARY FOREIGN LANGUAGES when asked why they beat up Kevin Owens. I bet their books about pain aren’t even written in English.
Live from Kevin Nashville, TN
Your hosts are Vic Joseph & Jerry Lawler & Samoa Joe
Tonight! It’s the season finale of NWA Powerrr, featuring the Rock N Roll Express challenging for the NWA tag team titles one last time:
Also, AEW Dark has some stuff from Chicago…
No Monday ratings info yet due to the holiday last week. I had to call and chat with technical support at Apple for work on Thanksgiving day, and the people working there were flummoxed that anyone would be calling or buying stuff on that day, as if it was a holiday everywhere in the world.
Also, my daughter finally clued into the Baby Yoda landslide sweeping the pop culture world and demanded we watch all the episodes available of The Mandalorian so she could squeal at how cute he is over and over. But, now she’s watching Star Wars with me, so my job as a parent is complete.
Have a great night, and I’m off to have supper and review RAW on Hulu for tomorrow.
August 13, 1994
From the Wheeling Civic Center in Wheeling, WV
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler
Mauro Ranallo Set to Return to NXT This Wednesday Night
Being the Inner Circle
Then you got the Lesnar & Strowman matches from Crown Jewel. I really have no good idea of their opponents, but they were from outside the norm, and were shown to be “special attractions”, which is fine, but you don’t need to waste that at CJ, where it doesn’t matter who’s on. Unless Vince told them that’s who Yoko & Warrior are now, so I could be wrong.
Then you have them thinking that Lesnar still is the money making, ratings drawing Attraction from years ago , but we all know how that’s going.
Then the one attraction they are investing in now , The Fiend, gets Red lights which makes me not even want to watch the fucking thing!
Basically I have no idea what makes who they are telling me is special , special . I have a black light at my parents house, if I get that to Rusev would that give him some better shit to work with?
The SmarK Rant for WWF Prime Time Wrestling – 03.09.87
Back to 1987 for the buildup to Wrestlemania III and a senses-shattering first appearance! This is bigger than the debut of Dynamite and the moon landing PUT TOGETHER. Like, if AEW Dynamite did a special show live from the moon.
Also, I’m gonna run into the 24/7 rants on this show right away and I kind of wanted to close the loop on the reviews anyway.
Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan
Taped from Dallas, TX
Airdate: June 9, 1984 (taped 05/18)
Hosted by Bill Mercer
Can Adams and Parsons overcome the evil duo of Gordy and Khan? What does Stella have in store for Garvin? And who will join me in this rather dangerous episode?
Monday Night Raw
Date: December 2, 2019
Location: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Jerry Lawler, Samoa Joe
We’re less than two weeks away from Tables, Ladders and Chairs and you can probably piece together a lot of the card from here. That being said, there is a lot that still needs to be done so expect tonight to be thrown into overdrive in a hurry. It is hard to say how well that could go for the show, but I’m guessing it’s going to feel long. Let’s get to it.
Howdy Blog O’Doomers!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, a great long holiday weekend in the states and just a normal great weekend for other areas of this big wide world.
RAW tonight should continue with the Seth Rollins heel turn, which got off to a good start last week in my opinion. I know it’s shocking that kind of a whiny hypocritical dude in real life can pull off being a whiny hypocritical character. There is also a Charlotte vs. Kabuki Warriors handicap match advertised and I’m worried about how inept they will make Asuka and Kairi look.
NXT picked up another ratings win, probably because all those young cool TV watches that AEW gets actually decided to hit the bars Wednesday. Make fun of old viewers if you want, but they’re loyal. That’s why Law & Order SVU has been on for 22 seasons.
Seahwawks-Vikings is your EXCELLENT Monday Night Football matchup.
Six NBA, Five NHL, limited slate of men’s college basketball, little more on the women’s side.
Keep it clean.
August 8, 1994
From the Beeghly Center in Youngstown, OH
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and “Macho Man” Randy Savage
The show has an opening where we see a surgeon about to perform surgery but it ends up turning on RAW instead.
Tonight, we have Tatanka & Doink vs. Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS
The main event, between Kyoko Inoue & Aja Kong. All the bouts are on this channel- just type in “Unified” or find out the names in Japanese and search that way.
AJW WRESTLING QUEENDOM 1997:
-Aaaaaaaaaaaaand now we’re into the depressing year. 1997 is where it all fully went wrong for Joshi as a whole, but AJW wasn’t quite bankrupt here. What we now had was a very different company in a changing business, though, as the Joshi boom had hit big and then just DIED by this point. Admittedly it was kind of a “fad” thing and fads die out, but various other factors played into things. Kyoko Inoue was now the WWWA Champion, having defeated Manami Toyota to become the new top star… and sadly her reign was a complete box office failure. Perhaps because of that, this show is doing an interpromotional thing with Chigusa Nagayo’s GAEA Japan, but only with her rookies. So a lot of the undercard has GAEA girls on it. Otherwise, much of the card has people rapidly being pushed on it- the 3WA Tag Champs are Tomoko Watanabe and KUMIKO MAEKAWA of all people- a midcarder and a rookie as of last year! Kaoru Ito’s getting shoved into the Main Event spot, too- it’s like even with most of the old guard still around, they were desperate for people to fill the top spots.
“TL;DR- Why Should I Watch This?”: If you’re gonna love something, you should be there when it dies (ugh, I just compared a wrestling show to a dog being put down). And this is like watching the last hurrah of a company as it slowly falters and takes an eight-year lurch towards the grave. Okay, and the final three matches are all around ****.
WCW Prime for November 13 featured a new match, with Chris Cruise and Dusty Rhodes doing commentary.
Monday Night Raw
Date: November 25, 2019
Location: Allstate Arena, Chicago, Illinois
Commentators: Vic Joseph, Jerry Lawler
It’s the final important show in Chicago and that means we should be in for the start of something new around here. We’ve been dealing with the NXT Invasion for so long now that I’m almost not sure where things are supposed to go from here. Raw came in dead last on Sunday though and that means it’s time to hold some people responsible. Oh and TLC is in less than three weeks because we’re not allowed to have a breather from major shows. Let’s get to it.
Seth Rollins to Issue Apology on RAW
NJPW World Tag League Standings
NJPW Free Match of the Week
You can watch Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White from Wrestle Kingdom 13