Date: October 14, 2004
Location: Manchester Evening News Arena, Manchester, England
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz
It’s the first ever Smackdown in England and we’re coming off a big surprise last week when the debuting Carlito Caribbean Cool won the US Title from John Cena. That wasn’t it though as Cena was attacked in a nightclub after the show, meaning he probably won’t be here tonight. However, we do get Hardcore Holly vs. JBL in a hardcore match for the World Title. That’s WWE’s gift to England: a Hardcore Holly title shot. Let’s get to it.
The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Hidden Gems – The March to Wrestlemania IX (03.28.93)
I was wondering when they’d start adding these to the Network!
Taped on the USA Network from wherever the Superstars and Challenge tapings were that week.
Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Bobby Heenan
ROH had a PPV last night, featuring Jay Lethal retaining his title against Matt Taven in a 60 minute draw, and Brody King & PCO winning the tag titles from the Briscoes in an ECW-style brawl to set up a title v. title match against the Guerrillas of Destiny at the MSG show.
I guess that since today is 3/16 you should go give someone a Stunner?
Enjoy your Saturday, and here’s a list from WWE…
The weekend is here! Tomorrow I’m off to Captain Marvel.
Assorted sports and shenanigans tonight.
Talk about the weekend here!
June 14, 1993
From the Manhattan Center in New York City, NY
Your hosts are Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, and Bobby Heenan
AJ Styles vs. Randy Orton Official for WrestleMania 35
AEW Road to Double or Nothing #7
RoH Throwback Match
You can watch Young Bucks vs. reDRagon from the 13th Anniversary PPV
The SmarK Rant for Monday Night RAW – 01.30.95
Taped from Palmetto, FL
Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Shawn Michaels, and I think the green screen is getting WORSE.
What are your thoughts on the the best example of a heel decisively winning a feud? Usually a heel gets the upper hand and the face gets some kind of revenge. My guess would be Ken Patera vs The Heenan Family. After the debate where Patera injured Heenan’s neck, months later Heenan got his revenge when the whole Heenan Family jumped Patera and whipped his back and even Bobby got his licks in. As far as I can remember, Patera never really got any type of revenge on Heenan or anyone in the family.
Also, in the debate where Patera injured Heenan, Bobby went off about what a bad person Patera really was but his rant was censored on TV, any idea as to what Heenan actually said? Wouldn’t seem he was dropping F bombs back then.
The SmarK Rant for Clash of the Champions XXX (January 1995)
(Originally written sometime in 2015, whenever the initial dump of Clash content onto the Network was. Figured that since we covered the Observer with this show yesterday, might as well repost it.)
Oh god, THIS show.
Live from Las Vegas, NV.
Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & Bobby Heenan
Do you think they’re too good by themselves to team and this is overkill or just right?
I hope there’re not working crazy house shows in addition to being on every TV show as this isn’t the best time to push hard and risk injury.
Your NBA on TNT doubleheader today is Lakers/Raptors, followed by Mavericks/Nuggets.
It’s CHAMPIONSHIP WEEK! ESPN has the ACC quarterfinals of Louisville/North Carolina and Syracuse/Duke. The Big XII quarters of West Virginia/Texas Tech and Texas/Kansas. FS1 is in on the action in the Big East, with Saint John’s/Marquette and Georgetown/Seton Hall. ESPNU has the AAC, with SMU/Tulsa, and East Carolina/Wichita State. CBS Sports Network is in on it with the Mountain West, featuring New Mexico/Utah State and Air Force/Fresno State.
So… now let’s look ahead to some wrestling this weekend!
I’m sure a lot nostalgia plays into everyone’s thoughts. But I would think it would have to be a nickname that when you hear it you think. “Dam- sucks no one else can use it today”
Lunatic Fringe (just kidding)
Come to mind.
My personal favorite is The American Dream
What say you?
Conversely. What is the worst?
June 13, 1993
From the Nutter Center in Dayton, OH
Your hosts are Jim Ross, Bobby Heenan, and “Macho Man” Randy Savage
Wrestling Observer Flashback – 02.06.95
It’s time for the CLASH OF CHAMPIONS, a flying elbow to the wrestling business that should have revived it!
But first, a pretty major death to kick off the issue.
No, I know what you’re thinking, but it’s not that one yet.
SI.com Week in Wrestling
ESPN.com Interview with Jeff Cobb
Impact Wrestling Free Match
You can watch AJ Styles vs. Samoa Joe from the 2005 TNA Sacrifice PPV