We’re in Orlando, Florida to continue the road to ECW Homecoming (while the brand continues down the road to the knacker’s yard).
WWE has banned the buckle bomb after Kairi Sane’s head injury at a RAW taping in April. Probably wise.
Tonight is another UFC, which is pretty much just a show.
Tomorrow we return to WWF Superstars here on the blog for the Royal Rumble go-home show, and then….well I guess we’ll have to redo that one, too!
Spoiler, I already redid it and I’m posting it on Monday. Just trying to build some suspense.
Have a great night.
January 23, 1995
From the Manatee Civic Center in Palmetto, FL
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels
The show starts with a somber sounding Vince in front of the ring. He extends an apology to Lawrence Taylor and his family over the actions of Scott “Bam Bam” Bigelow. Vince also lets us know that Bigelow has been suspended without pay.
Let’s close out Great American Bash. Sadly I don’t expect the overall match quality to be as good in this one as it was in Part One, mainly because we’re now moving into the Bischoff Era, where WCW’s trademark essentially became hot under cards with Main Events that couldn’t live up to what came before them.
The Bash actually took a break from 1992 to 1995, so there are no 93 and 94 Bash events. I’m not sure why they decided to get rid of it, especially as it had traditionally been such a big event for the company prior to it getting side-lined.
Anyway, less chatter, more chuffing wrestling!
Hope all is well.
Here is a question that I don’t think was ever asked.
Let’s say Vince did sell, what do you think the number would be? Ufc was sold for 4 billion. I am assuming they go higher than that correct?
The SmarK Rant for WWE Network Old School – Boston Garden 02.07.87
Kind of assuming most of this was on Prime Time around this time, but we’ll give it a look.
Taped from Boston, MA
Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Killer Ken Resnick
The weekend is here!
DATELINE: Chris Jericho says that “a deal is being worked out” with Mike Tyson.
Maybe they can hire Mike’s mystery solving team to be in the corner! The pigeon would probably turn on him, though.
DATELINE: Nigel McGuinness furloughed by WWE.
Also writer Chris DeJoseph, too.
Here’s a TNA free match to start your Saturday.
Date: May 29, 2020
Location: WWE Performance Center, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves
We’re very slowly closing in on Backlash but tonight is all about the Intercontinental Title tournament. That means a pair of semifinal matches and one of them is actually interesting. It’s AJ Styles vs. Elias and Jeff Hardy vs. Daniel Bryan, where I’ll leave it up to you to figure out which is the interesting one. Let’s get to it.
We made it!
Hey, this weekend I start a project for my guys at CRAB Wrestling in Maryland. Don’t wanna give anything away, but you will see what it is. So that’s why this is rushed — need to do research.
Tomorrow, Mike returns to review WCW Great American Bash main events! Pray for him.
In the immortal words of time-traveler Rufus, “Be excellent to each other.”
ENJOY THE WEEKEND!
Footage of Jerry Lawler throwing a fireball in Mabel’s face at the recent Mid-South Coliseum show is played.
Lance Russell and Dave Brown are handling commentary and they are coming to us from the WMC-TV5 studio in Memphis, Tennessee. Brown notes that the USWA Southern Heavyweight Championship is held up due to referee problems in Brian Lee’s matches with Brian Christopher.
With many years of perspective on Bret’s career(probably not helped by his opinion of himself), where would you say he ranks as a worker now? Yes, he took the business too seriously, but to me his work was solid, he was able to come up with inventive finishes, and he could have good matches with a lot of different guys and styles, as well.
Wondering that you and the BOD think.
DATELINE: Bray Wyatt And JoJo Welcome Second Son
Man, when the Fiend says “Let Me In”, he’s not messing around.
DATELINE: New Non-WWE Video Game In Development
DATELINE: Coronavirus Caused AEW To Cancel Live Event Plans
Dammit! Just think of how many of those t-shirts that Jericho could have sold off at those shows to recoup some money.
Also, I’d like to add from the Observer that Double or Nothing was apparently AEW’s biggest PPV in their history, so looks like Brodie Lee v. Jon Moxley was not a bad choice for a main event after all.
The SmarK Rant for NWA-TNA PPV #6 – 07.24.02
Well last week was Full Russo. You never go full Russo!
January 22, 1995
From the Sun Dome in Tampa, FL
Your hosts are Vince McMahon and Jerry “The King” Lawler