Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – 31 to 35

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Going to post this today instead of Saturday, seeing as when I planned this series of reviews Mania was still supposed to be a one night event.

Well, seven weeks ago I decided to review 5 WrestleMania Main Events a week, and now here we are at the end. I’ve decided that I’ll leave the reviews of this year’s Mania matches to Scott Keith and Thomas Hall, mainly because I’m actually not sure whether I’ll watch WrestleMania or not.

I’ve made it no secret that I’ve not been enjoying these empty arena shows and I haven’t really been watching either WWE or AEW recently because of it. As Jock Stein once famously said, football without fans is nothing, and I think you could extend the same sentiment to wrestling. I probably will end up dipping in and out of Mania because it’s on the WWE Network and it’s still WrestleMania at the end of the day, but I’m not optimistic as to its quality. Hopefully I’m proven wrong and it ends up being a barnstormer!

Once again, thoughts with you if you’re having to isolate or any of your friends or relatives have been hit by COVID-19. It’s been a real pisser all told hasn’t it? Hopefully reading this can give you a bit of a distraction.

Please feel free to check my archives for the previous Mania Main Event reviews.

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

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Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #362– 01/04/2000

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I hope you’re all keeping well in these unpleasant times. Remember to wash your hands and keep your distance from folk until we finally nip this thing in the bud. If you’re in isolation at the moment, then hopefully this here review of Hardcore TV will distract you. Last week was a fun show with some decent wrestling, so let’s see if ECW can keep the momentum going.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #362– 01/04/2000

Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – XXVI to XXX

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So we’ve had a bit of drama this week in the wrestling world haven’t we? This year’s WrestleMania is now supposedly in the can, but it won’t have Roman Reigns as he’s quite reasonably pulled out due to his previous health issues.

I’m in two minds as to what to include for this feature considering that this year’s Mania is going to be over two shows. Should I review the last match on each night or should I just review the final match on night two? Oh well, I’ll deal with that as it comes I think.

Once again, thoughts with you if you’re having to isolate or any of your friends or relatives have been hit by COVID-19. It’s been a real pisser all told hasn’t it? Hopefully reading this can give you a bit of a distraction.

Please feel free to check my archives for the previous Mania Main Event reviews.

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – XXVI to XXX

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #361– 25/03/2000

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Last week we had the rare ECW non-finish, all done with the idea of strengthening Mike Awesome and Raven as a heel tandem. As a result, they’re getting a shot at the Tag Titles this week, although I can’t help but shake the feeling that eventually they are going to be enemies once all is said and done.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #361– 25/03/2000

Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – 21 to 25

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So it looks like we might actually get a WrestleMania this year, although I’m not so sure it’s the best idea from WWE. Delaying it would seem to be the better tactic to employ, but Vince is gonna Vince I guess. I just hope everyone involved in it stays safe and healthy.

Thoughts with you if you’re having to isolate or any of your friends or relatives have been hit by COVID-19. It’s been a real pisser all told hasn’t it? Hopefully reading this can give you a bit of a distraction.

Check the archives for Main Events of the first 20 WrestleMania’s.

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – 21 to 25

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #360– 18/03/2000

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Last week we looked at Living Dangerously 2000 (Review HERE) and it was a pretty underwhelming event that at least left us with a brand new ECW TV Champ in the form of Super Crazy. Crazy needed perhaps a bit too much help from Rob Van Dam to achieve it, but it’s still a major Title for someone new near the top of the card, so that’s something.

Normally these post pay per view editions of the show tend to be more about recaps instead of anything new, but hopefully there’s something worth watching on it.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #360– 18/03/2000

Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – 2000 to XX

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Well, I’m not sure if we’re actually going to have a WrestleMania this year, and even if we do it’s probably going to be later than the planned April date.

However, I’ve got written notes for all of these matches so I reckon I’ll keep uploading them anyway, and I can always re-post them during the build up for Mania should it end up in June like some of the rumours are suggesting

Anyway, let’s all try and distract ourselves from stuff going on in the real world and watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – 2000 to XX

Mike Reviews: ECW Living Dangerously 2000 – 12/03/2000

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To say the past month or so of these reviews has been a tumultuous time for ECW would perhaps be somewhat of an understatement, with a costly leg injury to Rob Van Dam causing him to have to vacate his ECW TV Title and essentially blow the Main Event scene to pieces.

With the TV Title now vacated, we will crown a new Champion tonight in a 4 man tournament, as Super Crazy takes on Little Guido and Rhino has a long awaited singles battle with The Sandman. Sadly the Quarter Finals all got crammed in to one episode of Hardcore TV (The last one I did in fact) so the matches have all been chopped to pieces to fit the allotted time. Hopefully the matches tonight at least get some time to breathe.

ECW World Champ Mike Awesome doesn’t even have a Title defence tonight, as he will instead be defending one half of his newly won Tag Team Titles with Raven against two teams in a Three Way Dance. As a result, there isn’t really a clear marquee Main Event for this show, which combined with the general way the card has been thrown together means that I am probably less hyped for this show than any I have covered since starting these reviews last year.

I actually do own the DVD version of this show from Laser Light Digital, but I couldn’t find it so I’m going to be stuck with the WWE Network version, which means there’ll be music dubbing galore. Oh well, let’s just hope some of the dubbed music is good eh?

Anyway, that’s enough of wittering from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Living Dangerously 2000 – 12/03/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #359 – 11/03/2000

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Last week’s show featured Tommy Dreamer and Masato Tanaka winning the ECW Tag Titles, but since then a shedload of other stuff has happened and this week ECW has to cram as much into the show as they can in order to try and sell the Living Dangerously pay per view. It seems like they won’t have enough time to do it justice, but maybe they’ll surprise us?

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #359 – 11/03/2000

Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – XI to XV

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I decided that, seeing as WrestleMania is on the horizon, I’d go and review every main event that has happened over the events 36 year history. I’m defining “main event” as the match that goes on last, so that will almost surely mean that I miss off some classic bouts, but don’t blame me, I didn’t book these shows!

I’ll be releasing one of these every week in the build up to Mania, with each one containing five matches. Hopefully they are fun and give you something to look forward to. If not, it shouldn’t be too difficult to ignore them at least what with all the other stuff going on here on the Blog of Doom during Mania Season.

Last week I covered the Main Events from Mania’s VI to X, and you can read what I thought by clicking right HERE

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – XI to XV

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #358 – 04/03/2000

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Last week’s show was pretty missable, as have most of them been for the past month or so, with Hardcore TV being very much the secondary show now to TNN, especially as they’ve started doing the big Network Vs ECW feud. Still, there’s at least something notable happening on this show today, so we can all look forward to that.

But anyway, that’s enough jibber jabber, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #358 – 04/03/2000

Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – VI to X

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I decided that, seeing as WrestleMania is on the horizon, I’d go and review every main event that has happened over the events 36 year history. I’m defining “main event” as the match that goes on last, so that will almost surely mean that I miss off some classic bouts, but don’t blame me, I didn’t book these shows!

I’ll be releasing one of these every week in the build up to Mania, with each one containing five matches. Hopefully they are fun and give you something to look forward to. If not, it shouldn’t be too difficult to ignore them at least what with all the other stuff going on here on the Blog of Doom during Mania Season.

Last week I covered the Main Events from Mania’s I to V, and you can read what I thought by clicking right HERE

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – VI to X

Mike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – I to V

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I decided that, seeing as WrestleMania is on the horizon, I’d go and review every main event that has happened over the events 36 year history. I’m defining “main event” as the match that goes on last, so that will almost surely mean that I miss off some classic bouts, but don’t blame me, I didn’t book these shows!

I’ll be releasing one of these every week in the build up to Mania, with each one containing five matches. Hopefully they are fun and give you something to look forward to. If not, it shouldn’t be too difficult to ignore them at least what with all the other stuff going on here on the Blog of Doom during Mania Season.

This week we’ll be starting out with the Main Events from the first five WrestleMania’s.

Anyway, that’s enough chatter from me, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews Every WrestleMania Main Event – I to V

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #356 – 19/02/2000

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Last week’s show brought the goods match quality wise thanks to an excellent Tajiri Vs Super Crazy bout, but we’re still kind of short of big matches for the upcoming Living Dangerously pay per view in March. Hopefully we’ll finally start to see that show taking shape, although ECW do have somewhat of an excuse due to Rob Van Dam’s injury throwing everything into disarray.

But anyway, less chatter, more chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #356 – 19/02/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #355 – 12/02/2000

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Last week’s show was heavily affected by the news that ECW TV Champ Rob Van Dam had broken his leg. We should probably be getting further updates on that this week. The injury is bad news for ECW, as they were hoping that a feud between Rob Van Dam and Mike Awesome would be a key area of promotion for them in the coming months. Here’s hoping that they can recover somehow and get the show back on track.

But anyway, less chatter, more chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #355 – 12/02/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #354 – 05/02/2000

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Last week was more a holdover show, where all the moving parts were kept whirring ahead of the next major storyline development. Things are going to chance a lot for ECW during this episode in fact, and sadly it’s not for the better

But anyway, less chatter, watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #354 – 05/02/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #353 – 29/01/2000

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The highlight of the show was last week was a face off between ECW World Champ Mike Awesome and ECW TV Champ Rob Van Dam, setting up a possible Title For Title collision between the two for later down the line.

In addition, Sabu returned to ECW, only to help Awesome leave RVD and Bill Alphonso laid out. He will be in action this week against CW Anderson.

Let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #353 – 29/01/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #352 – 22/01/2000

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Last week’s show wasn’t that bad, as we actually got some fresh matches from the TV taping in Atlanta and, because it was shot at Centre Stage, the show actually looked quite good from a production standpoint as well.

With Guilty As Charged now behind us, we should start seeing what direction ECW wants to go in with March’s Living Dangerously pay per view looming in the distance.

Anyway, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #352 – 22/01/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #351 – 15/01/2000

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Guilty As Charged 2000 is now in the bag and you can read my review of it by clicking right HERE.

In short, there were a few decent matches on the undercard and the main event of Mike Awesome Vs Little Spike Dudley was really good and well worth watching.

Normally with these post pay per view Hardcore TV’s they tend to just talk about the prior week’s event and don’t really give much in the way of new content, but maybe they’ll surprise us?

Anyway, let’s watch some chuffing wrestling!

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Hardcore TV #351 – 15/01/2000

Mike Reviews: ECW Guilty As Charged 2000 – 09/01/2000

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I wrote this up about a year ago as I didn’t plan I’d ever get this far in these ECW reviews. I’ve gone in and tightened some stuff up and added any additional bits I felt were necessary.

ECW made a big fuss in the build-up about how this was the first pay per view event of the new millennium, but it won’t mean much if the show itself isn’t any good.

Read moreMike Reviews: ECW Guilty As Charged 2000 – 09/01/2000