Black Friday Online Deals for Wrestling Fans

Lots of deals today for wrestling fans. Here are some of the sales you can find today:

WWE.com Sale Up to 80% off on Selected Merchandise

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RF Video 35% off on Selected Merchandise Until 11/30 at 11:59pm EST

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Highspots 35% off All DVD’s, 25% off “Almost Everything Else.”

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Ring of Honor Sale For Members and Non-Members

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Pro Wrestling Tees 20% off on Everything until 12/1

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Barber Shop Window 30% off on Everything until 12/1

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Black and white on the Network


Is it just me, or is the black and white video whenever there's blood on the screen brutally annoying? I find it worse than the ads.


Just seems so stupid. We all know what blood looks like. We're paying $10 a month for this. I understand censoring nudity (not that I condone it), but blood? C'mon.

I dunno. That's all I've got.

​Blood's only censored on the live stream, because it's marketed as an actual TV channel in Canada and needs to conform to TV-PG.  There's no B&W in the archives.  ​

warrior as the black scorpion

Ok, if Warrior was to be the black scorpion where would this have left Flair? Would the doom feud have continued and would he have been in the starcade street fight?

Also it never made sense to me that they never ran a Sting/Flair rematch on a clash or something and just seemed to keep them apart.

​Wait, what?  Warrior was never going to be the Black Scorpion, that was just the implication they were going for.  After September they literally had no idea who the Scorpion was going to be.  Flair and Anderson were going to win the World tag titles from Doom at Starrcade and they would have done the Doom breakup from there, presumably.  ​

Black Scorpion/Muta

Scott,
    I've been progressing through WCW ppvs from 88-90 (greatest period of tag team wrestling ever).  I'm up to Starrcade 90 and obviously it's the Black Scorpion!   Paul E is on commentary and makes a great comment about how he though Muta could've been the Scorpion since his past hatred of Sting.  Muta was AT Starrcade and wrestled 3 times in the tag tournament, so was ever any thought to Muta as Scorpion?   He could have had Funk or any angry heel speaking the English for him.  Could you imagine Scorpion hitting a moonsault to win the title and then pulling off the mask and blowing green mist!?!?    I know the answer will probably be, "because WCW" but any rumors to this or was Paul E a better booker on commentary?

I could roll a pair of dice and be a better booker than Ole Anderson was in that period.
There was no thought given to Muta that I know of, although holy cow that would have been awesome.  It was always Al Perez or Dave Sheldon they had in mind.  Because WCW.  

Black Scorpion

Scott, I fondly remembered late 80s into the pre-Hogan era of WCW from when I was a kid.  As such, I’ve been walking down memory lane by watching the PPVS and Clashes of that era.  I just finished the Great American Bash 90, with Sting finally takes down Flair for the title in a good-very good match.  The crowd pops huge for him, he’s super over, and the very next big sow he’s wrestling a Black Scorpion, only to discover it’s not the "real" Black Scorpion.  Not to mention the Halloween Havoc magic show where Sting comes off looking like an idiot for not running over and saving the girl.  It had me thinking: WTF the WCW?  Was there someone who was going to come over from WWF and be the Black Scorpion before they ended up with Flair?  I mean, if they were going to end with Flair the whole time, there is way cooler ways they could have gone about the angle.  Thanks for all the free writing you’ve done over the years.  Been a long time reader since Wrestleline/Rantsylvania.

First up, apologies for leaving the creepy Weird Al picture up all weekend.  I didn’t realize I had left the shuffle feature turned off.  Hope I didn’t destroy my fanbase i the span of two days.  OK, yeah, the Black Scorpion.  No, there was never any intention of bringing anyone over from the WWF, but that was what they were trying to make you think was going to happen.  The angle was built up by an infamous series of voice-distorted promos (done by booker Ole Anderson) hinting that the Scorpion was a partner from Sting’s past.  The marks were supposed to think of Jim “Ultimate Warrior” Hellwig, who teamed with Sting as part of Powerteam USA during their rookie year.  However, what they were actually going to deliver was The Angel of Death, who was also part of that team but not a particularly big star.   But as if that wouldn’t be disappointing enough, Angel pulled out before they could sign him, leaving them with no Scorpion and no viable payoff.  Because it was, you know, WCW.  Now, for the fantasy booking portion of the post, I would have begged Eddie Gilbert to play the part, because he was a reasonably big star and used to team with Sting.  Rick Steiner also would have worked, but he would never have agreed to turn heel and fans wouldn’t have bought it.  Would have been sweet, though. 

Black Scorpion

Scott, I fondly remembered late 80s into the pre-Hogan era of WCW from when I was a kid.  As such, I’ve been walking down memory lane by watching the PPVS and Clashes of that era.  I just finished the Great American Bash 90, with Sting finally takes down Flair for the title in a good-very good match.  The crowd pops huge for him, he’s super over, and the very next big sow he’s wrestling a Black Scorpion, only to discover it’s not the "real" Black Scorpion.  Not to mention the Halloween Havoc magic show where Sting comes off looking like an idiot for not running over and saving the girl.  It had me thinking: WTF the WCW?  Was there someone who was going to come over from WWF and be the Black Scorpion before they ended up with Flair?  I mean, if they were going to end with Flair the whole time, there is way cooler ways they could have gone about the angle.  Thanks for all the free writing you’ve done over the years.  Been a long time reader since Wrestleline/Rantsylvania.

First up, apologies for leaving the creepy Weird Al picture up all weekend.  I didn’t realize I had left the shuffle feature turned off.  Hope I didn’t destroy my fanbase i the span of two days.  OK, yeah, the Black Scorpion.  No, there was never any intention of bringing anyone over from the WWF, but that was what they were trying to make you think was going to happen.  The angle was built up by an infamous series of voice-distorted promos (done by booker Ole Anderson) hinting that the Scorpion was a partner from Sting’s past.  The marks were supposed to think of Jim “Ultimate Warrior” Hellwig, who teamed with Sting as part of Powerteam USA during their rookie year.  However, what they were actually going to deliver was The Angel of Death, who was also part of that team but not a particularly big star.   But as if that wouldn’t be disappointing enough, Angel pulled out before they could sign him, leaving them with no Scorpion and no viable payoff.  Because it was, you know, WCW.  Now, for the fantasy booking portion of the post, I would have begged Eddie Gilbert to play the part, because he was a reasonably big star and used to team with Sting.  Rick Steiner also would have worked, but he would never have agreed to turn heel and fans wouldn’t have bought it.  Would have been sweet, though. 

Black Scorpion

Scott, I fondly remembered late 80s into the pre-Hogan era of WCW from when I was a kid.  As such, I’ve been walking down memory lane by watching the PPVS and Clashes of that era.  I just finished the Great American Bash 90, with Sting finally takes down Flair for the title in a good-very good match.  The crowd pops huge for him, he’s super over, and the very next big sow he’s wrestling a Black Scorpion, only to discover it’s not the "real" Black Scorpion.  Not to mention the Halloween Havoc magic show where Sting comes off looking like an idiot for not running over and saving the girl.  It had me thinking: WTF the WCW?  Was there someone who was going to come over from WWF and be the Black Scorpion before they ended up with Flair?  I mean, if they were going to end with Flair the whole time, there is way cooler ways they could have gone about the angle.  Thanks for all the free writing you’ve done over the years.  Been a long time reader since Wrestleline/Rantsylvania.

First up, apologies for leaving the creepy Weird Al picture up all weekend.  I didn’t realize I had left the shuffle feature turned off.  Hope I didn’t destroy my fanbase i the span of two days.  OK, yeah, the Black Scorpion.  No, there was never any intention of bringing anyone over from the WWF, but that was what they were trying to make you think was going to happen.  The angle was built up by an infamous series of voice-distorted promos (done by booker Ole Anderson) hinting that the Scorpion was a partner from Sting’s past.  The marks were supposed to think of Jim “Ultimate Warrior” Hellwig, who teamed with Sting as part of Powerteam USA during their rookie year.  However, what they were actually going to deliver was The Angel of Death, who was also part of that team but not a particularly big star.   But as if that wouldn’t be disappointing enough, Angel pulled out before they could sign him, leaving them with no Scorpion and no viable payoff.  Because it was, you know, WCW.  Now, for the fantasy booking portion of the post, I would have begged Eddie Gilbert to play the part, because he was a reasonably big star and used to team with Sting.  Rick Steiner also would have worked, but he would never have agreed to turn heel and fans wouldn’t have bought it.  Would have been sweet, though.