Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 30th July 2021


Add Falcon and Winter Soldier along with Wanda-Vision to the list of Disney+ shows I have now watched in a recent cram session. Overall I enjoyed all of them, with Loki probably being my favourite but Falcon and Winter Soldier came me a few cases of the feels, so well done on that front. I will be interested to see where things go.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 29th July 2021

Howdy-Ho Neighbourinos!

So it turns out I’ve had a Disney+ sub for a while as I forgot to cancel a free membership, meaning I decided to spend all of last night working my way through Loki and I really liked it. Not going to spoil anything, but I found it the funny bits were funny and the dramatic bits were suitably dramatic, so it’s a thumbs up from me. The scene with Casey in Episode 1 primed me well for the comedy going forward and I thought the performances from all of the actors involved across the series were great.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 28th July 2021

Been revisiting GTA III this week, and I have to say that from a graphical perspective it doesn’t hold up too bad. Yeah the character models look a little blocky, but Liberty City still feels like a living breathing City and the weather effects were way better than I remembered. For an earlyish PS2 game it looks pretty good. I’m rubbish at the combat sadly, so the weapon cheat might be in order so I can just snipe and rocket launch from afar like the absolute scum I am.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 27th July 2021

Hey up chucks!

After about 7-8 days of sun and warm weather we’ve finally moved into the traditional British summer of rain and misery. Farewell sunshine, it was nice to know you.

I didn’t watch Raw, but from reading Thomas’ recap it sounds like they had Charlotte absolutely decimate poor Nikki Storm so she could get her heat back for losing the belt last week. I’ve never really been as anti-Charlotte as everyone else, but that’s a big load of “no thank you” from me I’m afraid. It reeks of Hogan dropping the belt to Goldberg and then the next Nitro being all about him as they desperately tried to heat him up again.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 24th July 2021

It’s the weekend!

I’ve actually not watched any of the Olympics yet, which is the first time since probably 1996 that I haven’t at least watched some of it. I’m not sure why, but I’m just not feeling it this time for whatever reason. I might try and take some of it in over the weekend, we’ll see.

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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 – 17th July 2021

I had to take a break from the record covers today because just look at how magnificent this is!

I decided to stay up last night to watch Smackdown, and it was a breezy enough watch. I was happy to see people like Bianca and Big E so over with the crowd, and the pop for Edge was bone shaking stuff. I don’t think he’s got a hope in heck of actually winning the Title like, but based off last night the match should hopefully have some good heat from the crowd.

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Blog of DOOM Daily News Update – 16th July 2021

Another Friday is upon us!

We’ve actually had some nice weather here in the UK this week so I’m potentially planning a nice socially distanced walk with a buddy I haven’t seen in a while to make good use of the sun this Saturday. They’re supposed to be lifting restrictions here in the UK on Monday, but the current figures aren’t looking too hot so we’ll see how long that lasts before they lock us down again. Seriously, I envy you American’s in having a President who at least seems to have some semblance of a grip on this thing. Our bungling flop headed doofus couldn’t organise flatulence after a spicy burrito, and yet he’ll still probably win the next election by a landslide because Keir Starmer is about as appealing as dry oatmeal in a sweaty gym sock.

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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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