NXT 09/14/2010 #30

It’s the second episode of NXT Season 3 and we’re in Detroit, MI. Vickie Guerrero “The Billy Jean King of NXT” introduces Dolph Ziggler (with the I AM PERFECTION theme) who is her boyfriend and current IC Champion. Anyway, AJ Lee shoved Kaitlyn into Vickie last week to end last week so Vickie demands revenge.

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NXT 09/07/2010 #29

It’s the first episode of Season Three: The One With The Women Divas. This was definitely not part of my viewing schedule in 2010 as I’d stop watching somewhere around Season One (but watched Season Two’s Finale after people told me how bad it was) so this is all new to me.

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NXT 05/25/2010 #14

We’re in Cleveland, Ohio (Japanese crowd: “Ohioooo”) and we start with the final four: Otunga, Gabriel, Barrett & Slater for the Semi-Finals of Season 1. The announcement that next week is the Season Finale gets one of the biggest pops of the show.

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NXT 05/18/2010 #13

I have a message. The plane carrying Michael Tarver, Skip Sheffield & Daniel Bryan was shot down over the Sea of Japan. It spun in. There were no survivors.

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NXT 04/20/2010 #9

We’re at the Mohegan Sun Casino and Matt Striker introduces the rookies already in the ring, which can only mean we have such a stacked show today that we have no choice but to skip entrances.

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NXT 03/16/2010 #4

We’re in the Staples Centre in LA and you know you’re getting something special from the venue that gave us Judgement Day 2004 and Summerslam 2010.

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NXT 03/09/2010 #3

We’re in Seattle, WA and even though they fought backstage during last week’s show, R-Truth still raps his Rookie David Otunga to the ring because HE’S A WWE PROFESSIONAL (it’s also never mentioned again so don’t ask anymore).

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Jack Swagger as World Heavyweight Champion

Crapendium: World Champion Jack Swagger

I take a look back and see why exactly Jack Swagger’s 2010 run was crap.

If you don’t want to click, the short answer is ”it was supposed to be.”

TNA Impact, January 4th, 2010

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBKUkYYOhE4

Just in the process of re-watching this show for the first time since that very night.

What are your memories of the show? Where were you? What were your expectations going in, and opinions of the show/direction coming out of it?

I had a friend over who used to mainly watch a bit of WCW here and there back from about 1997-1999. I explained the significance of the show to him and he seemed fairly interested, especially given that he hadn’t watched any wrestling since 1999.

It was one of those nights with that buzz you so rarely get as an old, pessimistic fan. Ok, things didn’t end up panning out how they’d anticipated (understatement?), but still, it was a significant night at the time, regardless.

A classic Russo hotshot special!