Six of the Best for Starrcade in the 90’s will be coming next week when I have some time off work. Until then though, I thought I’d review this show as its only 47 minutes long and features a storyline where poor Balls Mahoney had to play Santa Claus’ evil brother (Which someone actually asked about on the Blog today), so there’s a festive tie in at least.
”In memory of SD Jones” starts the show and in a touching tribute Teddy Long appears dressed as Ron Burgundy.
Survivor Series 2018
Date: November 18, 2018
Location: Staples Center, Los Angeles, California
Commentators: Michael Cole, Renee Young, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton, Tom Phillips
We’re finally here after what felt like the longest, most eventful two week build I’ve ever seen. The theme of the night is Raw vs. Smackdown and that likely means a lot of bantering between the commentators about the scoreboard and brand supremacy, which is all that matters around here. Let’s get to it.
No joke. This is how the show opened. No word on what this means for the title or Crown Jewel yet.
Egads man. Superman Punch that stuff in the face.
Great American Bash was this Sunday so here’s the relevant news:
- Matt Hardy lost the U.S. Title to Shelton Benjamin in an un-hyped match because it was useless to him after being drafted unless he was going to wrestle Chavo every PPV.
- Morrison & Miz sadly lost their titles in to The Edgeheads in a no-build four-way tag match involving Finlay & Hornswoggle and Jesse & Festus. Luckily they didn’t get pinned in the end result but what a shitty end to a magnificent reign.
We’re in Charlotte, North Carolina and it’s Miz & Morrison vs. The Hardy Boyz for no reason!
Live from New York, NY
Airdate: January 11, 1993
Attendance: 1,000 (600 paid)
Hosted by Vince McMahon, “Macho Man” Randy Savage, & Rob Bartlett
It’s a new era for the World Wrestling Federation! Are you ready to get RAW?
We’re in Greensboro, NC and tonight we get a special edition of The Cutting Edge.
Kane vs. Elijah Burke
We get this match even before we get told where we are (Biloxi, MS) so we must be getting a loaded (with WM hype) show.
–Vince McMahon recaps how Shawn Michaels and Jeff Jarrett had an altercation at the end of last week’s show after Jarrett defended the Intercontinental title against Savio Vega.
–Sid and Bam Bam Bigelow cut promos against each other for tonight’s feature match. Sid promises to give Bigelow a Ph.D. in pain, while Bigelow promises to set Sid on fire, with a fireball included as part of the promo.
–McMahon and Jerry Lawler, who is guzzling what is supposed to be mouth wash, are doing commentary and they are still in Danville, Pennsylvania.
With TLC, non-cooperating tables, weird dives, Shockmaster, Cuphead, french commentary, Stevie Ray with a hat, Simpsons references and everything else wrestling.
With Hell In A Cell, No Mercy, rope breaks, Simpsons references and Sonic Mania music.
Windowed on YouTube but full-screen on Dailymotion,Vimeo and Vid.me
I’m nursing what may be the Wrestlemania X7 of hangovers so this recap is unofficially endorsed by Fireball Whiskey, Bonnie Tyler and bad decisions. We’re in Bakersfield, CA, home of Korn, Adema and er Vincent Brothers.
Sorry for the delay, moving house and having a SSD drive shite itself will do that.
Containing Summerslam, Simpsons, tables, Simpsons, Duck Game and Simpsons.
With the most awkward match of 2017, Nia Jax’s elbow, Stevie Ray talking about BIG T and Simpsons references.
Featuring Great Balls of Fire, ambulances, NJPW commentating, Sabu vs. fans and Pokemon jokes.
Botchamania 346, featuring Raw, Smackdown, rap battles, PROGRESS (because they’ve been everywhere else this month), Crash Bandicoot music and Simpsons references.
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.”
–Vince McMahon recaps how Bam Bam Bigelow and Lawrence Taylor traded verbal blows at the WrestleMania XI press conference. McMahon promises us footage of the press conference.
–McMahon and Jim Cornette are doing commentary and they are concluding the tapings in Macon, Georgia.
It’s a busy-busy-busy week. Let’s start with the ECW Title match at Vengeance 2007 between CM Punk and…oh.
Botchamania 341 with WWE Payback, House of Horrors, Tom Phillips vs. Graves, WCPW and Three’s Company.
Featuring black guys, Charlotte the Harlot, Simpsons references, Starfox 64, Shovel Knight, Price is Right and a bit of wrestling (but only if there’s time).
Bit of a lean one for OH MAN CAN’T WAIT TO SEE THAT IN BOTCHAMANIA moments but I watched WOW Unleashed so there’s that.
–Vince McMahon gives a recap of last week’s show where King Kong Bundy needed interference from the Million Dollar Corporation to beat Mabel in a “mini Royal Rumble” match. Tonight Mabel looks to settle the score in a six man tag.
–Vince McMahon and Shawn Michaels are doing commentary and they are still taped from Palmetto, Florida.