Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 23rd July 2021

S’up Bros and Brosettes!

We have finally reached Friday after a long warm week. Of course the rain is due to fall again here in England at the weekend, after it’s been sunny all week and I’ve been stuck inside working. We call that “Sods Law” over here in the UK. Yes, misery and disappointment are such an entrenched part of our lives that we have gone to the trouble of creating specific terms just to describe it.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 22nd July 2021

Holy Fudge Balls, it’s still warm as heck here in Merry Ol’ Blighty!

Dynamite was a fun show last night, with a hot crowd helping make up for some of the weaker in-ring matches and the show in general just breezing by. It’s just darn nice to have a wrestling show to watch every week that reminds me of why I actually like wrestling to begin with.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Thread – 21st July 2021

Good day to you all!

I decided to go back and play Dynasty Warriors 4 last night after the movie put me in the mood for some Hack ‘N’ Slash excitement, and I actually spent most of it getting clobbered because I had it on a higher difficulty level than usual without realising and it had been a while since I played it so I was pretty rusty. I still had fun with it though. Xiahou Dun and his Kirin Blade don’t take no prisoners yo!

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 20th July 2021

Blimey it’s another scorcher here in the UK today. Getting health warnings and everything. I’ll be spending most of it stuck inside working, but I’ll try and nip out in the evening for a lovely stroll.

Raw was last night and quite a lot seemed to happen, so they are clearly trying to load up the shows now that they’ve got fans back. I might give Smackdown a look on Friday night, but 3 hours is just too much Raw for me thank you. I might YouTube a segment or two, but that’ll do for me.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 19th July 2021

Howdy Gang!

I had Money in the Bank on in the background this morning and it seemed like a decent show. That’s two for two when it comes to WWE having shows in front of crowds and me enjoying it. I don’t think I’m willing to brave a 3 hour Raw though.

I actually watched the Dynasty Warriors movie on Netflix last night and I didn’t hate it. They did a reasonable job of recreating the madness of the games into a movie setting, with big Musou moves and bodies flying aplenty. The Romance of the Three Kingdoms series obviously has an absolute cluck-tonne of characters and there are only so many you can include in a 2 hour movie without it getting ridiculous.

As a result, they mostly focused on the main Shu guys and Cao Cao, with Wu pretty much taking a backseat in a “Yeah, Sun Jian and his family also exist” role. I’ll be interested to see if they try making another one and whether Wu will feature more in that one. You’d think the Battle of Chibi would make a good set piece for a movie due to all the stuff with the fire boats and Zhuge Liang trying to summon up the wind, so that could be something to build the sequel around.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 18th July 2021

Happy Money in the Bank Day!

I’m probably not going to stay up to watch the show as I’ve got work first thing tomorrow, but I might have it on in the background at some stage if it gets some good reviews. I haven’t had chance to watch the Impact Slammiversary show, but feel free to share thoughts in the comments if you did.

It’s sweltering today here in the UK, and it was the same yesterday. Make sure you slap on the sun cream if you’re UK based and heading out for the day.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 15th July 2021

So how about that Dynamite last night huh?

I have to say that I really loved it, with even Matt Hardy and Christian setting the clock back and having a darn fine wrestling contest with one another. Having a hot crowd that was into the product helped immeasurably of course, as did AEW actually trying to give them segments and matches they would enjoy as opposed to trolling them for their own amusement.

I’ve no idea what’s happening with that new Rampage show over here in the UK by the way. I currently subscribe to AEW+ on FITE, because ITV Hub was pretty unreliable in regards to upload times when the show first started so I had to pony up in order to actually get the show at a reasonable time. I’ve not bothered asking if Rampage will be included in that, but maybe I should seeing as the 13/08 debut is looming on the horizon?

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 14th July 2021

It’s the Wednesday Daily Thread, and you know what that means!

I’ve been going back to playing Fire Pro Wrestling Returns during the evenings this week, as I can play Matchmaker Mode whilst listening to podcasts. I’ve been working my way through the 2001 Wrestling Observer shows and we’ve just reached the period after Mania X-SEVEN where listeners are calling in excited for this whole Invasion thing. I sure hope they don’t end up disappointed…

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 13th July 2021

Hey ya’ll!

Lot of talk about Stephen A. Smith going full Russo on that Shohei Ohtani fellow in the Daily Thread yesterday. Sadly it wasn’t Shinjiro Otani he had a go at, because at least we could have gotten him a plane ticket and he could have shown up to Bristol, CT and given Smith a Spiral Bomb through the First Take desk. Heck, give Kellerman the springboard dropkick for good measure whilst you’re at it! Catch The Rainbow baby!

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 11th July 2021

Hope everyone is keeping well

Decided I’ll mix up the feature art, but we’ll see Oasis again, don’t you worry. I actually discovered Digitalism by accident as they covered “Down Down Down” by The Presets and I’ve enjoyed their musical stylings ever since, with I Love You Dude being a good album of theirs from 2011.

The big sporting news over here in England today is that the men’s English Football Team is playing in their first Final since 1966, when they take on Italy in the European Championship at Wembley. We made pretty hard work of beating Denmark and Italy have rampaged their way to the Final on the other side of the bracket, so I’m not overly optimistic, but I’ve got my fingers crossed that we’ll give them a game at the very least! Maybe we can Chono/Fujita 2005 this somehow?

There was also a big UFC Fight last night featuring professional motor mouth Conor McGregor taking on Dustin Poirer, but I won’t spoil anything here just in case some people have it taped to watch later. I’m nice like that. Personally I haven’t really been into UFC for a while, but I’m sure this show will have done have very well at the box office. If the fight is good then I’m sure BT Sport will stick it up on YouTube at some stage so I’ll watch it then.

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Daily Thread – October 17, 2020

We’ve got a lot of college football today and Smackdown’s ratings/audience were down a bit.

 

HEADLINES!

 

WWE May Have Signed An AEW Name
WWE Running 30 Days Of The Deadman
Raw Underground Is Finished

Discuss the various comings and goings and watch Alexa Bliss and Ronda Rousey.

Thursday Morning Discussion Thread

Here you go, to prevent the natives from being restless.

 

Headlines

 

Zack Ryder And Cameron Make AEW Debuts
Rusev Says He Is Done With Wrestling
AEW Running Special Event On August 12