SuperBrawl 1995: Find Me An Interesting Giraffe

SuperBrawl V
Date: February 19, 1995
Location: Baltimore Arena, Baltimore, Maryland
Attendance: 13, 390
Commentators: Tony Schiavone, Bobby Heenan

This was actually a request on Twitter from the people over at markedout.com. If there’s ever a show that I can find that you want me to review, let me know and I’d be glad to take a look at it. This is from a bad time for WCW as Hogan had debuted and basically taken the whole company over, running roughshod over everyone in sight. Tonight’s main event is Hogan vs. Vader for the title, after Hogan no sold the powerbomb recently on the Clash of the Champions. See, not the most logical thing in the world. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »SuperBrawl 1995: Find Me An Interesting Giraffe

Slammiversary 2014: Now With Even Less Context!

Since it’s Memorial Day weekend, Destination America decided not to air a new episode of Impact (EVERYTHING IS FINE!!!).  Instead, they’re airing a completely out of context pay per view from last year.  That’s actually not a horrible idea, but somehow this is the only presentable pay per view they’ve had in the last year.  That’s sad.

Slammiversary 2014
Date: June 15, 2014
Location: College Park Center, Arlington, Texas
Commentators: Mike Tenay, Tazz

Time for another TNA pay per view which at least has been good in the last few years. The show has had some decent build, but due to a combination of injuries and TNA’s horrific marketing skills, the World Title match has been changed and there was no mention of the X Division Title match on television. The show does look good on paper though and we get the newest Hall of Fame announcement. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Slammiversary 2014: Now With Even Less Context!

Smackdown – May 21, 2015: At Least It’s Not That Long

Smackdown
Date: May 21, 2015
Location: Norfolk Scope Arena, Norfolk, Virginia
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Jerry Lawler, Byron Saxton

We’re already coming up on Elimination Chamber and the top of the card is already set. It’s pretty clear that we’re getting Rollins vs. Ambrose for the title. However, tonight is more about Payback fallout as we’ll hear from Roman Reigns for the first time since he lost yet another main event. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Smackdown – May 21, 2015: At Least It’s Not That Long

NXT Takeover: Unstoppable: Joe Is Gonna De-But! Joe Is Gonna De-But!

NXT Takeover: Unstoppable
Date: May 20, 2015
Location: Full Sail University, Winter Park, Florida
Commentators: Rich Brennan, Byron Saxton, Corey Graves

It’s another live two hour special with a rare rematch for the main event. Tonight it’s Zayn vs. Owens II as Sami tries to get the NXT Title back from the man who beat him by referee stoppage back at Takeover: Rival. These shows are always worth checking out and there’s no reason to think this won’t be the same so let’s get to it. Continue Reading »NXT Takeover: Unstoppable: Joe Is Gonna De-But! Joe Is Gonna De-But!

Meltzer Says Impact Has Been Canceled

Obviously take this with a pound of salt, but allegedly Destination America has canceled the show and it’s done in September.  Apparently the ratings have been strong but not strong enough to warrant the money put in.  No word on if this is true or if it’s going to stand up going forward, but if there’s truth to this, TNA is in major trouble.  Again.

New Column: Woo Woo…..Who?

I’m still not over this.

http://www.wrestlingrumors.net/kbs-review-woo-woo/35744/

Monday Nitro – December 27, 1999: The Fingerpoke of Doom Doesn’t Look Bad

Monday Nitro #220
Date: December 27, 1999
Location: Houston Astrodome, Houston, Texas
Attendance: 16,640
Commentators: Bobby Heenan, Mike Tenay, Tony Schiavone

We’re finally done with this year and it’s not a moment too soon. While Thunder was better, last week’s Nitro may have been the worst show I’ve ever seen. The NWO is on top again but, due to Goldberg punching a limo, they don’t have a top opponent to deal with so things are a big complicated. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Nitro – December 27, 1999: The Fingerpoke of Doom Doesn’t Look Bad

Sign of the Times

The Network really has changed things.  On Amazon.com, the Summerslam Anthology DVD collection (through 2008): $40.  Regular price: $250.

Thought of the Day: Be Careful What You Wish For

Because you might just get Lana. Continue Reading »Thought of the Day: Be Careful What You Wish For

Monday Night Raw – May 18, 2015: Must Go Faster, Must Go Faster

Monday Night Raw
Date: May 18, 2015
Location: Richmond Coliseum, Richmond, Virginia
Commentators: Booker T., John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole

Payback is done and that means we have less than two weeks to go before Elimination Chamber and less than four weeks to go before Money in the Bank. Rollins retained the World Title last night with help from Kane and the Stooges, meaning Kane keeps his job. Now it’s time to find out who is next for the champ so let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Night Raw – May 18, 2015: Must Go Faster, Must Go Faster