Smackdown – February 5, 2015: Let It Go. Let It Go.
The old one was getting way too crowded so here’s a new one. Ask away.
Why KB hasn’t heard about the release of Cody Rhodes surprises me…
klunderbunker Reply:May 23rd, 2016 at 12:12 pm
He has. He just needs to have something to talk about in his weekly column.
Damien Sandow is on the latest Obtuse Angles Podcast. Should be a good one! Haven’t checked it out yet.
klunderbunker Reply:May 24th, 2016 at 10:52 pm
So I’ve heard. Those guys deserve a big name guest.
NightShiftLoser Reply:March 2nd, 2017 at 10:09 am
March 13, Raven is their guest. Should be a great episode. Also, that night, they are recording a podcast live somewhere in Lexington. I’m sure you could find the info, if interested.
klunderbunker Reply:March 2nd, 2017 at 10:52 am
My guess is in their studio. It’s down the street from my house.
NightShiftLoser Reply:March 2nd, 2017 at 12:38 pm
It’s at some place that hosts comedy shows on Monday nights. For the life of me, I can’t recall the name right now. Kyle probably has it on Twitter or something.
Can you do the the April 4, 2002 edition of Smackdown? It’s the first one under the brand split.
klunderbunker Reply:May 26th, 2016 at 10:32 pm
I’m going to pass for now as I’ve got a little something coming soon enough.
Where’s this week Lucha Underground review??? You’re late KB 😛
klunderbunker Reply:May 30th, 2016 at 2:33 am
Yeah it’s been a bit of a busy weekend. It should be up tomorrow.
Was TNA ever close to hitting it big and being a legitimate #2 promotion?
Oh they were #2 for a long time. It was just a very, very distant #2.
Have you watched the Jake the Snake Roberts documentary?
klunderbunker Reply:June 5th, 2016 at 1:06 pm
The new one? I haven’t but it’s on my list.
Any matches you feel might be strong MOTY candidates, same with show of the year?
klunderbunker Reply:June 6th, 2016 at 2:52 am
Zayn vs. Nakamura
Styles vs. Reigns I
With the rosters in WWE and NXT, has the wrestling ever been better from top to bottom in the history of the company? I feel like they’re completely loaded with talent right now.
klunderbunker Reply:June 9th, 2016 at 1:27 pm
2000 is a hard year to beat.
M.R. Reply:June 9th, 2016 at 1:30 pm
True. Stacked roster yet they blew the biggest show of the year. Rock/HHH was as obvious as a main event could be.
Greg Reply:June 9th, 2016 at 4:13 pm
I’d vote for the March 2002 roster. NWO, Rock, Austin, Jericho, Taker, Angle.
They held off on Rock/HHH for extra PPVs buys for Backlash.
And HHH. Could have swore I wrote that after Angle.
M.R. Reply:June 9th, 2016 at 5:23 pm
I was talking from a wrestling standpoint, not starpower.
Also that Backlash argument is just silly. The company was undoubtedly more popular in 1999 and 2000 than 2001 according to ratings, yet Wrestlemanias 15 and 16 each received a little over 800,000 buys while WrestleMania 17 was over a million. Forget Backlash, with a properly built card WrestleMania 16 could have been much more successful which has always been the company’s main focus when it comes to PPV buys prior to the debut of the Network.
klunderbunker Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 3:47 am
It also would have helped to have Austin at 16.
M.R. Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 10:47 am
Well obviously, but ratings were still great without Austin and 16 actually had more buys than 15, which Austin headlined.
klunderbunker Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 12:51 pm
Yeah but 15 didn’t have a strong opponent for him. Rock was just a step above a glorified midcarder.
M.R. Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 5:54 pm
And 16 was an absolute clusterfuck.
Greg Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 4:44 am
Mick Foley said that is why they did a four way at Mania (I think it is in his first book).
Greg Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 4:45 am
Mick Foley said that is why Rock didn’t get the title at Mania. I believe it is in his first book.
Greg Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 4:46 am
Okay why does this keep happening? I keep getting an error saying duplicate comment, so I have to write something else. Whenever I do, it posts twice.
klunderbunker Reply:June 10th, 2016 at 5:14 am
The first one keeps coming up. I’m really not sure what to tell you.
Kb thoughts on the rumor of running two Ppvs a month after the brand split?
klunderbunker Reply:June 21st, 2016 at 11:38 pm
Even more overkill that will burn people out on the product. It’s fine if they cut them down to two hours but I really don’t need to see something like a ten minute Social Outcasts match to fill in time every month.
ted Reply:June 22nd, 2016 at 6:51 pm
Here is the rumoured ppv schedule if you were interested.
klunderbunker Reply:June 22nd, 2016 at 8:54 pm
Sweet goodness that’s a lot of shows. I’ll withhold judgment for now because this hasn’t been announced but it’s going to be rough if that’s the case. Maybe they’ll trim them down a bit but they’re crazy if they think people are going to stick around for a bunch of four and a half hour shows (counting pre-show).
Which wrestler benefitted the most from having something bad happen to them? I mean along the lines of HBK breaking his back and cleaning himself up before he returned, which might have saved his career in the long-term.
klunderbunker Reply:June 21st, 2016 at 11:40 pm
Austin’s neck is up on the list as it let him become a brawler instead of the technician he was.
Not sure how much control you have over ads but a new one is being a giant pain. It’s an ad for something called mylife. It makes the typing cursor appear in the ad and since I’m on my phone, it scrolls to the ad no matter where I am. I also accidentally keep clicking on it due to my screen randomly jumping to it.
Anything you can do to stop that ad?
klunderbunker Reply:June 22nd, 2016 at 1:15 am
Honestly not really. Google picks the ads.
What was the impetus behind giving Triple H a lengthy run with the WWE Championship in 2008?
Why was Virgil never given a lengthy WWF title run? I thought he drew more than Hogan, Hart etc…
Are the rumors about Yokozuna true with regards to Bret Hart? I heard that Bret Hart refused to give Yokozuna a rematch after Wrestlemania 10 due to him being fed up with Yokozuna ripping a$$ constantly during their matches during Wrestlemania 9 and Wrestlemania 10.. Is this true? Shoudlnt Yokozuna be contractually obligated to give Hart a rematch after losing to him?
Is it true about the rumors that Linda McMahon caught Vince fingering Trish Stratus in the locker room before Monday Night Raw aired?
What’s bigger? Triple Hs nose or Big Shows shits?
klunderbunker Reply:July 1st, 2016 at 11:49 am
The former. It’ll take your eye out.
What was the significance of the Raw segment earlier this year where Kane farted on his hand and made Stephanie smell his hand?
Here’s an easier question to sit through.
Which Raw was it during the Alliance Era when Foley (maybe) went shooting and complained about the huge number of titles in the companies and stuff like that? The same one where he said “X-Pac hasn’t been around for months and I don’t think anybody noticed”.
Have you reviewed the Raw with the Angle/Benoit cage match in 2001? Might be the greatest cage match ever.
klunderbunker Reply:July 4th, 2016 at 11:18 pm
I’ve done all the Raw’s from 2001.
M.R. Reply:July 4th, 2016 at 11:44 pm
Any chance you remember what month it was in?
klunderbunker Reply:July 4th, 2016 at 11:53 pm
June 11, 2001.
What’s the significance of the Nitro episode from 2001 where Scott Steiner was taking a dump with the door open and Kevin Nash was watching and giggling?
Will you be reviewing the Cruiserweight Classic?
klunderbunker Reply:July 7th, 2016 at 10:06 pm
What do you think about the rumor that Cena is taking a part-time role?
klunderbunker Reply:July 9th, 2016 at 11:52 am
I’m not surprised. He’s put in more than enough time on the top and house shows aren’t going to plummet without him around.
Dan Reply:July 10th, 2016 at 9:19 pm
Agreed. It can also be a chance to see the next gen trying to carry the company without the biggest face of the last 11 years.
Just a note, your Wrestlemania 31 redo for 2016 just links to an article about Goldberg returning at Wrestlemania 32 when you click it.
klunderbunker Reply:July 11th, 2016 at 7:21 pm
What does Kamalas feet smell like after a match?
Why does Sensational Sherri in stockings give me constant boners?
Have you ever thought of exploring the semi conspiracy theory that Vince McMahon is really trying to put all other international promotions and indy promotions out of business with NXT?
There is some evidence to support this as they have essential
1)NXT poaches 80% of the young-ish talent from NJPW/ROH/TNA and are trying to dig into LU/AAA’s roster.
2) These Saturday Takeovers before Summerslam and Wrestlemania seem like a very public means of cornering the indy wrestling fan market which ROH used to do by putting an iPPV like Best In The World on those Saturdays in those host cities.
3) Ultima Lucha Dos starts last week and LU’s ratings are way up but Ultima Lucha Part One’s ratings drop in no small part thanks to a 25 minute NXT tag title classic last week. Last night we Nakamura v Balor against Part Two of Ultima Lucha Dos. Next week are we getting Jax v Bayley in a rubber match, AA v Authors of Pain, and the return of Joe to the ring against a legend in Rhyno against Part Three.
I forsee WWE trying to upstage NJPW in January by using two of the biggest Japanese stars in wrestling history in Nakamura and Itami and letting them have a dream match in Tokyo.
My main point after all this rambling is there anyway this is good for wrestling as industry in the long term?
My main point after all this rambling is there anyway this is good for wrestling as an industry in the long term?
What ever happened to Chief Jay Strongbow?
klunderbunker Reply:July 19th, 2016 at 8:27 am
He retired in 1985 and worked in the front office. Passed away in 2012.
Have you seen this? Thoughts?
klunderbunker Reply:July 30th, 2016 at 2:12 am
I glanced through it and you could tell Flair would be at the top.
Top 100 lists and the like don’t do much for me, especially when you’re trying to compare such different things.
And where have you been on the forums?
I got in a fight with a knife and my finger lost. I cut through the muscle, and I can’t bend it all the way, and any sort of contact with the tip of it feels like it sets my hand on fire, so typing is rough. It’s getting better, but not very fast.
klunderbunker Reply:July 30th, 2016 at 11:19 am
I’ll be back sooner, rather than later, hopefully. If the forums worked better on my phone, it’d be easier. Still checking out this site and the podcast regularly though!
Thoughts on TNA bringing Moose in as a heel? Everything about him screams face. I assume sooner than later he gets fed up with Bennett and turns.
klunderbunker Reply:August 1st, 2016 at 11:16 pm
I’m fine with it, though I fully expect TNA to screw something up.
Batista vs Cena WM 26 or
Batista vs Taker WM 23?
klunderbunker Reply:August 8th, 2016 at 3:00 pm
When did calling a wrestling show become a three-person job?
klunderbunker Reply:August 8th, 2016 at 2:59 pm
I wasn’t aware it had become one.
Hi KB mutiyear reader first time poster I had this thought in my head early today the 2 most important skills are talking and wrestling and I was wondering if you were a wrestler what would get you a better chance of success? being a poor talker but great wrestler or the opassite? you could only chose 1 or the other be interesting to reed your option thanks for keeping me entered with your reviews.
klunderbunker Reply:August 11th, 2016 at 10:33 pm
Talker. You can get by with basic wrestling if you’re a great talker but there are dozens of people who can wrestle but no one cares about them because there’s no connection. If nothing else look at Daniel Bryan, who didn’t get much better in the ring over the last few years but got a lot better at talking and connecting with the crowd.
thanks for your imput there I was talking with my brother about it and 2 examples were shelton Benjamin and Dusty Roades who were borh complete opassites 1 had all the athleticism and potential in the world but Couldn’t talk to save his life combined with laziness towards the end of his run while the other had poor workrate but could sell long term fueds better and he was a 3 time world champion while Shelton was only to reach the top of the midcard.
klunderbunker Reply:August 12th, 2016 at 7:39 pm
Yep. That’s a good example.
Will you ever review a WCPW show? I maybe bias due to the fact i live in Newcastle so i see all the shows live, but its a good shop for a start up wrestling company. All the shows are on youtube for free at WCPW wrestling. If you don’t do a review, atleast check out the entrances of a wrestler called Joe Hendry.
klunderbunker Reply:August 16th, 2016 at 5:01 pm
I’d check one out. Is there one you would recommend?
Try episode 5 of their loaded weekly show. Has Will Ospreay vs Noam Dar vs El Ligero and Damien Sandow vs Dough Williams. Worth 90 min if your time to see if british indie wrestling is your thing.
klunderbunker Reply:August 17th, 2016 at 1:43 pm
Can you link me to it?
Jimmyglass0 Reply:August 18th, 2016 at 5:19 am
I keep trying but my comments arent posting. Just type ” Wcpw loaded 5 part 1″ into youtube and it should come up.
Episode 1 is a bit rough but could start there if you wanted
klunderbunker Reply:August 18th, 2016 at 12:56 pm
Will do. It might take a bit but I’ll get there.
Is it me or can you see Eva Marie becoming the female Honkey Tonk man I mean they both get/got insane heat despite lack of in ring talent both are/were still fetured hevaly on wwe programing can you see crative going in that dircetion with Eva?
klunderbunker Reply:August 18th, 2016 at 12:57 pm
I referred to her as Honky Tonk Eva in a column I wrote last night.
But now she’s been surspend will they maintain her push when she returns?
klunderbunker Reply:August 19th, 2016 at 8:01 pm
Alas probably yes.
Liam Fenech Reply:August 20th, 2016 at 5:41 am
sad isn’t it Reigns was made to apologize for his violation and he has been pushed down the card as a result yet Brock and Eva will likely face no repercussion for thair actions they should just scrap the policy if thair double standards are that obvious.
KB how bout covering some 07 smackdowns?
klunderbunker Reply:August 19th, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Any in particular?
jerry Reply:August 19th, 2016 at 9:00 pm
september 7th, 07?
klunderbunker Reply:August 19th, 2016 at 10:24 pm
I’ll put it on my list.
How would you feel about the Undertaker ending his career in Ring of Honor?
Mitchell Reply:August 20th, 2016 at 12:31 am
he could put some people over on his way out of the business I think. Imagine the mainstream attention ROH could receive. A true US veteran like Undertaker could change the public’s perception of ROH as a place for “snappy young upstarts” and more of a serious wrestling company where high competition is encouraged. I don’t mean have the deadman work ROH for a year. Just have maybe 3 Ippv matches. Undertaker faces Lethal, Cole, and Elgin in that order. Elgin is a retirement match. Also bring in Kane for just one night, to have the Brothers of Destruction vs War Machine.
klunderbunker Reply:August 20th, 2016 at 12:54 am
There’s nothing in that for Undertaker and he would be lowering himself to work for them.
we could also even get dream japan matches like Undertaker vs Tanahashi, Undertaker vs Naito, and Undertaker vs Okada.
NightShiftLoser Reply:August 20th, 2016 at 1:06 am
I’m obviously not LB, but I think I speak for everyone when I say ROH needs a little less NJPW as it is, without someone like Undertaker even added in.
Klunderbunker which of the smackdown new divas do you see the most potential in? im biased from her being my nxt crush but bliss definitely can go in the ring and has a great look. twisted bliss is a nice finisher too and ujique for a wwe div-
evas gimmick is also great. she cant do this for the rest of her career but its a shame shes suspended as i was loving her delays. its one of the best ways ive seen to get heat.
ive never liked carmella. she still doesnt impress me. cool finish but annoying gimmick. i didnt mind her with zo and cass but on her own shes just terrible. better worker than eva but thats not saying much
as far as whos left in nxt i see potential in liv morgan, peyton, billie kay, and the ufcish chick from the 6 man. also i think it would be great if trish or lita came in for one more match to really put these girls, or a deserving one, over. wwe divas have really stepped it up since 2014
klunderbunker Reply:August 21st, 2016 at 12:58 am
Bliss is way up there. She and Carmella both looked good in the six woman tag on NXT this past week. I’ll go with Alexa but not by much.
KB I was wondering This best of 7 series between Cesaro and Sheamus which starts tonight at SummerSlam … Whats the prize for the winner? Because they can’t do a best of series without some sort of prize can they?
klunderbunker Reply:August 21st, 2016 at 1:12 pm
Oh well they get to ESTABLISH DOMINANCE, which is all that matters now.
I don’t know what it means either.
Thoughts on wwe showing a preview video for 7 more ppvs per year? Bringing the total to 19? Also excluding Royal Rumble, Wrestlemania, Summerslam, and survivor series months. What other month is not getting 2 ppvs a month?
klunderbunker Reply:August 22nd, 2016 at 7:55 pm
Really don’t like it. They’re burning the crowd out in the name of more content, despite barely being able to fill their shows as is.
ted Reply:August 23rd, 2016 at 6:44 pm
Do you think there is any truth to the rumor that more tournaments coming after the cwc? Perhaps a women’s tournament? or a tag tournament? Also thoughts on the dusty classic returning?
I Agree that’s way to many. Does this mean damn near 4 hour ppvs every two weeks now with the overruns and preshows? That’s insanity.
klunderbunker Reply:August 23rd, 2016 at 7:23 pm
I’d be fine with more of them but I’m not sure on making them stand alone shows like the CWC. Either would be fine and I’d love to have the Dusty Classic come back, especially the way they ran it.
Good night I hope not. That sounds horrible. Given that these are on the Network, they really don’t need to have them be any length. Just make them 2/3 hours and people will get used to it.
Are you going to continue the 1996 RAW reviews?
klunderbunker Reply:August 23rd, 2016 at 4:02 pm
I’m still jumping around month by month.
You know I don’t think WWE knows ether I’ve always considered it to be winning match after match in a clear and decisive fason no mater who your oponent is kind of what Lesner does now but less painful to watch. But no we can’t do that can we? Lets just have the same match over and over and wonder why people stop caring after the 10th match in 2 months yes?
klunderbunker Reply:August 23rd, 2016 at 4:03 pm
Indeed. I still don’t get the thinking with Sheamus vs. Cesaro going this long.
KB, do you watch WWE Superstars or Main Event?
I’m really starting to doubt anyone watches those shows anymore… with on top of that another 7 PPV’s being added to the regular schedule, WWE is doing some bad moves lately…
Greg Reply:August 23rd, 2016 at 5:33 pm
They aren’t even on in the US.
klunderbunker Reply:August 23rd, 2016 at 5:55 pm
They air on the Network. That’s about it.
M.R. Reply:August 24th, 2016 at 1:57 pm
7 PPVs added? As in 19 in a year…?
and it can’t be a number 1 contender deal all titles are lnvoled in other stories unless series winner gets a US title match I don’t know what else they can do with this.
What do you make of this silly Lesnar/Jericho story? I have a hard time believing Jericho didn’t know that was a work.
klunderbunker Reply:August 24th, 2016 at 7:23 pm
I kind of do too but it certainly looked real at times.
M.R. Reply:August 24th, 2016 at 10:15 pm
It was definitely well executed and they got what they were going for, but for someone that’s been around as long as Jericho has to think that was ever a shoot just doesn’t sound feasible. The reported confrontation sounds more entertaining than anything that happened on Raw or SD this week though.
Not M.R. JG Reply:August 28th, 2016 at 9:50 pm
Jericho was asking if the blood was a shoot not if the ending was a shoot.
Kb what would you say it is that separates a solild midcard wrestler who has good matches with anyone to a main eventer who wins world titles? PS what brand does Heath Slater end up on in your view?
klunderbunker Reply:August 24th, 2016 at 7:26 pm
People caring about them.
oh you mean careing about them in the long term rather then an IWC supr of the moment reaction so thair challenge is making sure they stay over for the long term. Also would you consider writing a colum on Heath Slater as I think he has been 1 of the most entertaining stories of this brand spit. Now I know it’s logical to want American Alpha to win the belts but I like to see Slater get his contract as he’s becoming the loveable loser who’s way out of his depth but never stops trying nothing against Alpha
KB, what’s your reaction/opinion on the announcement that TNA is is filming Final Deletion 2: Broken or Decay? Pitting The Hardy’s vs The Decay. This time with a bigger budget and bigger stunts.
I got all my information from PWInsider.
klunderbunker Reply:August 26th, 2016 at 8:14 pm
I’m really not surprised, though I’m much more curious about the budget for their India tour, which really, really needs to happen.
Isaiah Morrow Reply:August 27th, 2016 at 11:53 am
Wasn’t it all covered by Sony Six? I heard it’s still in the making, just trying to come down with dates.
klunderbunker Reply:August 27th, 2016 at 6:24 pm
Part of it, not all.
KB this may surprise you coming from a 27 year old man but Bruno Sammrtino is one of my top 5 favourite wrestlers of all time (the others being Steamboat’Savage’Hogan and Taker) my question to you if Bruno was on the roster today where would he be on the card? Sadly I think this is where his era benefits him as being a very strong guy who couldn’t talk well screams no better then lower mid carder in todays WWE What do you think?
klunderbunker Reply:August 28th, 2016 at 2:44 pm
He’d be a midcarder, mainly due to his heavy accent.
Liam Fenech Reply:August 28th, 2016 at 6:53 pm
I surpose having no gimick might have held him back also hope they release a Sammrtino DVD soon because he is 1 of the greatest ever and the longest reigning (male) World champion of ALL TIME in any organization if I’m not mistaken.
klunderbunker Reply:August 29th, 2016 at 9:16 pm
I don’t know of anyone with a longer reign in a major organization.
Am I missing something with the cruiserweight division coming to Raw… what’s the point? They already have a handful of guys that could qualify as cruiserweights and/or wrestle the cruiserweight style. This isn’t like years ago when the top of the card consisted of mostly muscleheads.
That’s why Bruno is 1 of the most important wrestlers in WWE history Yeah it was a completely different era so he would never have the mainstream appel of Hogan’Rock or Austin it would stupid to expect him to but in terms of in ring acomplshments he’s bigger then all of them. also KB have you seen any any of Brunos matches in the old school scetion of WWE Network? I know the matches aren’t that good and there isn’t much choice but the spetcle of watching him wrestle is awsome. sorry if I bored you silly and went overbored on the Bruno love I just think his era doesn’t allow him the credit he deserves from younger WWE fans.
KB I was on the WWE Network browsing and came across Clash of the Champions. what I want to know is did the WCW World title ever changed hands on a Clash?
Kb I was wondering something Why do you think people preferred Rowdy Piper as a Heel? I mean he spent about 85% of his career as a Face Is it because he lacked direction as a Face possibly?
klunderbunker Reply:September 3rd, 2016 at 1:33 am
Nah. He was just that good as a heel.
Liam Fenech Reply:September 4th, 2016 at 4:49 pm
So were there any World Title Changes in the history of WCW Clash of the Champions? It was a PPV style show for TV right?
klunderbunker Reply:September 5th, 2016 at 10:20 pm
No title changes but a title unification.
And I surpose he didn’t have any memorable fueds as a face I mean he was good as a face an easy guy to cheer for due to his wackieness but the only match people remember manly as a face was Wrestlemaina 8 against Bret Hart and he was leaving the company after that match. but everyone remembers his fueds with Hulk Hogan and Mr T with great fondness.
Hey KB did you know a Hidden Gems collection is being added to WWE Network? Fetureing action from Lou Thesz Verene Garenge etc with action from the 50s to the 90s whether that be action difficult to find anywhere else to major matches that were non televised I think you might want to check it out when it comes. Know you’re a fan of the old school KB! (read about it on Wrestling Inc 10 minutes ago)
klunderbunker Reply:September 5th, 2016 at 10:21 pm
Oh I’ve heard. It’s going to be rather interesting.
Did you see the video of Jeff Hardy fighting a kangaroo to promote the second final deletion? 😉
klunderbunker Reply:September 5th, 2016 at 10:18 pm
I haven’t and I think I’m better off for that.
Hey KB I always felt like Lance Hoyt/Dallas couldve been so much more.. Do you think TNA should have gave him a proper big push or do you think he didn’t have the potential to be a star?
klunderbunker Reply:September 6th, 2016 at 10:16 pm
Not much better but better.
Well it’s going to have rare footage which is a nice treat for us.
Still gonna review Lucha Underground?
klunderbunker Reply:September 8th, 2016 at 1:22 am
Yep. Should be up tomorrow.
Bloodbuzz Bunk Reply:September 8th, 2016 at 7:16 am
KB I know it’s extremely unlikely But how would you feel if the New Day broke Demolitions all time Tag Team Championship record for WWEs longest ever reign?
klunderbunker Reply:September 8th, 2016 at 10:34 am
I’m a big Demolition fan so I wouldn’t be thrilled but it wouldn’t be horrible. It’s actually not out of the question either as they would break that record before Christmas.
Liam Fenech Reply:September 9th, 2016 at 8:40 am
Well thair are 2 ways to think about this.
1 Demolition is my second favourite team ever behind the Road Warriors so it would be sad to see that record go but……
2 I feel New Day would be deserveing of this honur as they went from people not caring in the slghtest on thair debut to arguebly the most entertaining act every single week so erther way it’s a win win.
With Alberto Del Rio being released what do you think of the idea of Smackdown “signing” a talent from RAW who isn’t doing much over there at the moment like Sami Zayn and bring him into the upper mid card over there?
klunderbunker Reply:September 9th, 2016 at 6:31 pm
It would be good for Smackdown but it’s not like Del Rio was around in the first place.
So KB have you seen any of the hidden gems yet? What do you think about them? I’m going to check some of them out on Tuesday.
klunderbunker Reply:September 11th, 2016 at 2:44 pm
I haven’t yet but I’ll be looking at them.
Thoughts on the rumor of another nxt takeover in December?
Also thoughts on the expanding number of takeovers rumor? Including ones before every big 4 ppvs?
klunderbunker Reply:September 19th, 2016 at 6:53 pm
TOo soon after November. NXT works because they have time to set these things up and rushing them would be bad.
I like the every four PPVs plus one more in the summer. It doesn’t need to be more than about 6.
Who do you think will defeat The Miz for the IC belt?
Also, when that happens, do you think he’ll be pushed to the Main Event scene?
klunderbunker Reply:September 21st, 2016 at 10:07 pm
Unfortunately Ziggler and while he should, I don’t think he will be.
Dan Reply:September 22nd, 2016 at 1:20 am
My hope was for Benjamin if he wasn’t injured or a NXT rookie to come and do it, but I guess you’re right.
I’m also quite curious as to where this Miz-Bryan feud is going.
KB How long was Demolitions record title regn? it’s just if New day retains at Clash of Champions against the club Sunday I know the date to look for New Day to break Demolitions all time record.
klunderbunker Reply:September 23rd, 2016 at 4:45 pm
478 days. New Day would break it in the middle of December.
Liam Fenech Reply:September 23rd, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Do you think they break it?
klunderbunker Reply:September 23rd, 2016 at 11:54 pm
I’m thinking no as all WWE cares about is the record for the current titles. It’s a big waste now but odds are WWE won’t let them get it.
Welcome back KB I was wondering in your opinion does high drama make up for a lack of match qulity? eg Hogan vs Andre Wrestlemania 3 and many of WCWs main events during the Monday Night Wars.
klunderbunker Reply:October 3rd, 2016 at 11:21 pm
Is the Tag Team Classic AoP’s to lose? And what are the odds their fed at least 1 cruiserweight tag team?
klunderbunker Reply:October 3rd, 2016 at 11:22 pm
Strong on both, though I could see someone upseting them to give them another feud.
NightShiftLoser Reply:October 4th, 2016 at 5:11 am
The only team I’d buy knocking them off, would be The Revival. Although I am hoping for a good run by Dillinger/Roode, rather than that just setting up a match at TakeOver.
NightShiftLoser Reply:October 5th, 2016 at 5:13 pm
Look at that. Round 1. Authors Of Pain v Bollywood Boyz. Let me show you my surprised face…
Is Owens gonna take the fall for these awful ratings?
Jerichoholic94 Reply:October 4th, 2016 at 10:10 pm
I know I’m not KB but..Doesn’t everybody??
M.R. Reply:October 4th, 2016 at 10:51 pm
In the company’s eyes, I’m assuming no.
klunderbunker Reply:October 4th, 2016 at 11:43 pm
Well let’s see.
It’s not Stephanie or the horrible story that is really about Stephanie and HHH.
It’s not going to be Rollins because he’s the Authority’s real opponent.
It’s not going to be Reigns because it’s never Reigns.
Yep it’s going to be Owens.
M.R. Reply:October 5th, 2016 at 11:09 am
The irony being Owens and Jericho are one of the few highlights every week.
You were name-dropped on the latest Obtuse Angles Podcast. Any idea if you’ll be back on, or are you exclusive to Wrestling Wars?
klunderbunker Reply:October 5th, 2016 at 7:01 pm
I’d be on any time I’m invited. What did they say?
NightShiftLoser Reply:October 5th, 2016 at 9:10 pm
They reachedout to the guy that runs BlogOfDoom for input on their latest podcast, and mentioned it’s also where you contribute, and they’ve had you on multiple times. I want to say they plugged this page as well, but I may be thinking of Wrestling Wars on that part.
klunderbunker Reply:October 5th, 2016 at 9:24 pm
Any thoughts on the big news today that WWE has bought the TNA Tape Library?
klunderbunker Reply:October 5th, 2016 at 7:02 pm
I’ll believe it when I see it for sure. Those sort of stories come up way too often and go nowhere.
What are your thoughts on Sasha vs Charlotte in Hell in a Cell? How far will they go?
klunderbunker Reply:October 11th, 2016 at 3:24 pm
Not very far but they’ll be praised like they did.
What are your thoughts on Goldberg coming back and facing Brock?
klunderbunker Reply:October 11th, 2016 at 10:20 pm
So…Paige just got suspended for the 2nd time. (apparently for painkillers) Sure you’ve heard about it. Any thoughts?
klunderbunker Reply:October 13th, 2016 at 12:53 pm
Just release her already. She doesn’t want to be there and WWE is probably sick of her.
NightShiftLoser Reply:October 13th, 2016 at 1:51 pm
The chances she ends up in LU, with or without Del Rio? 75%?
klunderbunker Reply:October 13th, 2016 at 10:08 pm
60 at worst.
Long-time fan of your work here!
Semi-facetious question: if Donald Trump wins the Presidential election, how do you think that would impact the WWE? =)
klunderbunker Reply:October 15th, 2016 at 4:18 am
Oh they’ll let us know about it as Vince is a big time Republican, meaning we can expect jokes all night long on commentary.
Professor Q Reply:October 15th, 2016 at 4:25 am
Thanks for the reply!
I was wondering if he would put in a Presidential appearance at Wrestlemania – they could even do a call back to the fake Clinton from WM X! =)
klunderbunker Reply:October 15th, 2016 at 4:28 am
Please…..don’t give them ideas. Nothing good can come out of this.
I’m thinking Wrestlemania main events could be Styles v. Cena and a face Jericho v. Owens.
Thoughts on these and a percentage chance they happen?
klunderbunker Reply:October 16th, 2016 at 4:22 pm
75% and I like the first one.
20% and it needs to happen sooner than that.
What do you think about Sasha vs Charlotte headlining Hell in a Cell as the main event?
klunderbunker Reply:October 18th, 2016 at 4:59 pm
I don’t think they had another option. THey’ve been talking about the women main eventing a show for months, it’s in the Cell and in Sasha’s hometown. Now why they didn’t save the title change for there isn’t clear but this was the only option given the circumstances.
Have you ever considered reviewing any of PWG’s shows they put out on dvd? I actually just started watching BOLA 2016 and it’s been something else.
klunderbunker Reply:October 22nd, 2016 at 4:58 am
I’ve done PWG Seven. I think I have another on my list.
Heres an interesting thought I just had Where would Cory Graves have fit in this brand split if he hadn’t been forced to retire?
klunderbunker Reply:October 22nd, 2016 at 6:16 pm
I’m not sure how long he survives on the main roster. I never was all that impressed by his in ring work.
Liam Fenech Reply:October 23rd, 2016 at 7:40 am
So in other words he starts off hot and then becomes a jobber in a few months in your opinion.
Jerichoholic94 Reply:October 23rd, 2016 at 2:51 pm
I think he’s saying he’s never hot at all..
NightShiftLoser Reply:October 23rd, 2016 at 10:09 pm
I think he’d only work managing a pair of nXt guys and only occasionally getting in the ring. The neck injury did him a lot of good, showing how strong of a commentator he is.
I agree with NSL. I can see him as a better manager that occasionally gets physical than a major player on the main roster. He’s a great talker, but in the ring he has never particularly wowed me.
I was wondering the enigma that was WM7 The original main event was going to be Hogan Vs Warrior before Vince decided to profit from a war that was already over by the time Sarge Vs Hogan took place My question is this if they went with the original plan of Hogan Vs warrior The Ultimate Rematch! (See what I did there?) Does 1 of them turn?
PS Is it just me or does Bobby Rodde look live the love child of Rick Rude and HHH?
klunderbunker Reply:October 24th, 2016 at 11:51 am
THe plan was indeed for Warrior to turn heel.
Yeah pretty much.
Liam Fenech Reply:October 24th, 2016 at 5:05 pm
Fine but how does he turn? In thorey surely it would make more sense for Hogan to turn as his time as companys top face was widing down and this could have been the point to make Warrior the top face of the company Hogan cheats out of fustration that he can’t beat Warrior and Cheats to win and Warrior fights and Scraps all the way to Summerslam 1991 where he finally wins the title back and sends Hogan off intro the sunset. Sorry KB I respact the hell out of you for conestly writing reviews every day proving how much you love wrestling I just can’t buy intro Warrior turning heel it’s in his name so surely he would have had a gimmick change The Ultimate Warrior is about as babyface a name as you could get.
What’s the best traditional Survivor Series match out there?
Should Jericho have a title run? Not saying a long one, 2 months would be nice
klunderbunker Reply:October 26th, 2016 at 8:41 pm
I’d be fine with it at this point. He doesn’t need one though.
If you had to choose between these two matches as the one John Cena would have at Wrestlemania 33, What would you choose? AJ Styles vs John Cena for the WWE World Championship or John Cena vs The Undertaker?
klunderbunker Reply:October 30th, 2016 at 2:38 pm
Actually Styles, if nothing else because I’d love for Undertaker to never wrestle again so I could have been at his last match.
In the mid 80s WWF and NWA were the two biggest wrestling promotions at that time. NWA went with strong dominant Heel Champions (mainly Ric Flair) While WWF went the opposite direction with strong babyface Champions Hogan,Savage and Warrior with the wrestlers on opposite sides of thair respective fences being temporary stop gap champs my question to you KB is if you started a wrestling promotion Would you go with dominant faces or heels as your headliners?
klunderbunker Reply:October 30th, 2016 at 5:56 pm
Strong face as it brings in a more family audience.
Liam Fenech Reply:October 30th, 2016 at 6:28 pm
So I supose a stong heel would only cater to a few groups of fans?
That’s interesting as I’m one of the few wrestling fans who doesn’t like the Atatude era.
Greg Reply:October 30th, 2016 at 11:24 pm
The Attitude Era really should be split between 98-99 and 00-01. Most of 98 was good but with a few plot holes. Late 98 until late 99 was the Russomania running wild phase. It had a ton of bad stuff with a few cool things sprinkled in. 2000 was fantastic. Early 01 was pretty good. It fell apart a bit due to the Invasion later on.
klunderbunker Reply:October 30th, 2016 at 11:38 pm
Pretty much this. It really does change gears completely.
Liam Fenech Reply:October 31st, 2016 at 9:17 am
Oh yeah 2000 was great I can’t deny that it’s just that I can’t get over how the IWC seems to think it was the greatest era in wrestling with no flaws whatsoever and thus the only era that matters I mean it’s all a matter of opinion and I may be showing some unfair bias against it as the Golden era was my favourite.
I mean this only semi-sarcastically…
When Charlotte retires, who has more title reigns? Father or daughter? She’s been around a year, and has 3. She could beat him by the time we’re into the ’20s.
klunderbunker Reply:October 31st, 2016 at 11:26 pm
Or at least until WWE finds a new toy.
Hey KB I was thinking Seth Rollins may be a face now but he’s also a moron, Think about it he seemed much happer when he was the lapdog of Steph and HHH then he is right now also the lame excuse he uses for still using HHHs pedagree is EVERYTIME I USE HIS MOVE I STICK IT TO HIM! Right Seth I’m sure HHH is sooooo butt hurt about the fact that you use his finisher. He also didn’t seem to care about not winning Raws world title at Hell In A Cell because his lost bromance with HHH is more important you see if sombody stabbed us in the back we would do everything in our power to sever our ties with that person/people right? For Seth Rollins though it seems to go the other way And that’s why Seth Rollins is a moron.
klunderbunker Reply:November 2nd, 2016 at 12:17 pm
By definition, WWE faces are morons.
Liam Fenech Reply:November 2nd, 2016 at 3:01 pm
Tochue sir Tochue
Reaction to the cruiserweights getting their own wrestling show on WWE Network?
klunderbunker Reply:November 2nd, 2016 at 8:01 pm
That on pay per view weekends, that’s nine hours in three days. Also people aren’t going to care very much after two hours of Smackdown.
Just a note to tell you KB I know you’re not a soccer fan so I’ill keep this bref I’m a huge fan of Germanys league (Bundesliga) and tonight one of it’s former goalkeepering stars who also representted Germany at World cups made his WWE in ring debut tonight in Munich His name is Tim Wiese Wrestling under the name the Machine he got the winning pin in a 6 man tag he’s 34 years old though so I’m not sure how much you’ill see him in action Just thought it was worth a mention.
klunderbunker Reply:November 3rd, 2016 at 8:14 pm
That sounds like something for the live crowd instead of anything long term. It’s happened before.q
Thoughts on Billy Corgan no longer in TNA as of today and still not getting paid after two days.
klunderbunker Reply:November 3rd, 2016 at 9:29 pm
That the fact that he and Anthem got in an argument on Twitter sums up this entire thing in a nutshell. I feel kind of bad for Corgan but this really does show what a mess TNA is and how horrible Dixie is.
Thoughts on not only 205 starting soon but a female tournament in janurary or march? Which could potenially mean 15+ hours of wrestling the week of the rumble. With raw, smack down, nxt, wwc, 205, impact, main event, and the rumble itself which may go 4 hours. Not to mention if they throw another Nxt ppv to go with it.
klunderbunker Reply:November 4th, 2016 at 10:15 am
That I’ll be dragged all the way to the bank on the way to the insane asylum.
KB I was listing to Jim Corrnete on the you tube channel (Jim Corrnete talking sense) He was offering his thoughts on the upcoming Lesner Goldberg match at SS about how it isn’t really a drem match What I want to know is Has Lesner become the moden day Goldberg? Is that why I don’t like him and want him gone from the company? I get he has to squish people become of who he is and his aura I just can’t stand the fact seems to have no realistic challenger to his dominance whatsoever .
klunderbunker Reply:November 8th, 2016 at 12:24 pm
Not exactly. Goldberg was being tested in some of his matches. I don’t remember the last time I felt like Lesnar was in any real danger. Also Goldberg was out there at least once a week.
Liam Fenech Reply:November 8th, 2016 at 3:05 pm
That is an excellent point as even though Goldberg was plowing though people week after week as time went on opponents were ever so slowly becoming harder to put away which makes sense as the qulaty and difficulty increases as he moved up the card. It’s a sad thought when you expect even the World Champion/s to get squished by Lesner today
Kb I’ve just read the premise for the Wresting Classic on WWE Network Would you say that was a prequl for the King of the Ring?
Thoughts? Vader says he has less than 2 years to live. Very sad, in my opinion.
klunderbunker Reply:November 16th, 2016 at 3:05 pm
Sad indeed. I really hope they’re wrong.
Is there a takeover planned the night before the rumble? I don’t see one listed but wrestle mania summer slam and survivor series all do. Is there one planned for December instead?
klunderbunker Reply:November 23rd, 2016 at 4:27 am
I can’t imagine there won’t be one announced.
KB I was looking though your WCW shows and I gota know where is Superbrawl 91 and 93 Maaaaan? because……. They are NOT ON THE LIST! What do you have to say for yourself?
klunderbunker Reply:December 1st, 2016 at 6:23 pm
That I haven’t put them up yet. Those shows are in desperate need of a redo though….maybe in a new e-book.
Liam Fenech Reply:December 2nd, 2016 at 8:07 am
Yeah because I know you like complete sets of show reviews so that’s odd of you to leave them out. Saw Superbrawl 91 on the network last night hence my question what I do is I watch a show on the network then once it’s finished I come on here to read your review to see what you thought of it.
Any chance I can make an early request for your Royal Rumble count-up? 1997 since it will be the 20th anniversary and was in the Alamodome like this coming year’s will be.
klunderbunker Reply:December 2nd, 2016 at 4:11 pm
I’ll be putting up the post soon. Remind me of this then.
Have you reviewed Armageddon 2006? I thought you did all the WWE PPVs, but I can’t find it on your list.
klunderbunker Reply:December 2nd, 2016 at 10:00 pm
I’ve done every PPV. I just haven’t posted all of them.
Just something random I wanted your opinion on, had they done something during the brand split like Smackdown getting the tag division and Raw getting the women’s division rather than each show having both, would that have worked? Or would it have made each of those divisions feel secondary seeing that they weren’t represented on both shows?
klunderbunker Reply:December 2nd, 2016 at 10:04 pm
It depends how they follow it up.
Back in 2002 they had the Women’s “officially” on both shows but the champ was almost never on Smackdown while the Tag Team Titles were only Smackdown. The problem was there was nowhere near enough of a tag division on that show alone, which isn’t a problem in today’s company.
It could work today with the women and tag divisions being far more in depth but I can’t imagine it going well as Smackdown wouldn’t have room and you’ve seen how Raw is at handling stories.
Thoughts on Linda McMahon’s new job?
klunderbunker Reply:December 8th, 2016 at 8:35 pm
That I’d love to know how WWE is or ever was a small business.
NightShiftLoser Reply:December 9th, 2016 at 12:23 am
Somewhere between the big donation and the time she announced she supported him, I’m sure.
ted Reply:December 9th, 2016 at 4:54 am
Hey KB, are you reviewing Final Battle this year, since you did it last year?
Thanks, love your reviews.
klunderbunker Reply:December 8th, 2016 at 10:11 pm
Yeah I think so. I’m not sure when but I’ll get it up by the end of the year.
Any word on when episode 50 of Wrestling Wars may broadcast? Any other podcast appearances for yourself?
klunderbunker Reply:December 12th, 2016 at 9:49 am
Not at the moment. NorCal has some scheduling issues and really doesn’t have enough free the free time that the show deserves.
Not at the moment either.
Hey KB, could you review the World of Sport special that was on in the U.K. the other day?
klunderbunker Reply:January 2nd, 2017 at 3:05 pm
Yeah I’ve been planning on doing it.
Did you watch Bring It To The Table? If so, thoughts?
klunderbunker Reply:January 3rd, 2017 at 9:15 pm
I haven’t but it’s loaded up on my laptop.
When is the uk title tournament going to air in north america considering the time difference?
klunderbunker Reply:January 4th, 2017 at 3:35 am
That’s a good question actually. I’d assume in the afternoon as there’s a five hour difference between England and Eastern Time.
So now roman is facing Jericho and Owens on raw for the us title. Just why? I bet he super spears then both and pins Owens because that’s how you make a champion look strong or something.
klunderbunker Reply:January 7th, 2017 at 3:13 pm
Yep. I’m honestly entertained by how low WWE can take this mess.
Hey KB I just finished reading your review of Wrestle Kingdom 11 (out of cureiousaty) as like you I don’t follow Japanese wresting my question to you as Ithere were a lot of title matches In the history of WWE/WCW has there been any shows TV or PPV where every single title in the company has changed hands? To clarify I’m asking for shows where all belts in the promotion were defended on the same show yet not 1 Champion was able to retain thair title.
klunderbunker Reply:January 9th, 2017 at 11:31 am
Off the very top of my head, not that I can think of.
Liam Fenech Reply:January 9th, 2017 at 12:46 pm
Yeah that is tricky The closest I can think of is Summerslam 1991 although Hogan didn’t defend the WWE championship in his match and I’m not sure Ted Dibeses millon doller title counts as it was an unafiichol title when he chose to defend it.
Hey! You should check out this week’s Obtuse Angles. I hear they have a pretty awesome guest on 😉
klunderbunker Reply:January 9th, 2017 at 8:11 pm
I hear he’s rather accute.
No 205 Live review this week?
Hey KB with the Royal Rumble coming up Was there ever a Rumble you saw where you had no idea who was winning going in? Or were you able to figure out who was always winning though match patterns?
klunderbunker Reply:January 17th, 2017 at 7:54 pm
You can almost always narrow it down to a handful. 2011 wasn’t easy and Del RIo was a surprise.
Just curious do you watch 205 Live while it happens right after Smackdown?
klunderbunker Reply:January 17th, 2017 at 10:27 pm
After. Three hours straight on back to back nights is a bit much.
hi kb. thx for all the great reviews. have u reviewed wcw hog wild 96? im pretty sure The Brain was trashed! he slurred so much he was almost incomprehensible. i think he was the worst during the flair match.
klunderbunker Reply:January 18th, 2017 at 1:13 am
I have, but it needs a redo. Heenan was often plastered like that. There were even jokes made about it on commentary.
Ryan Spraggins Reply:January 18th, 2017 at 1:25 pm
Do you have a link to the original review? I wasnt able to find it in the list =/ thanks!
klunderbunker Reply:January 18th, 2017 at 1:53 pm
I haven’t published it here actually. I’d need to redo it as the old version is very old and therefore horrible.
Who do you see as the most likely to take the title off Styles not named Cena?
klunderbunker Reply:January 18th, 2017 at 8:34 pm
Why are there few missing reviews on IN YOUR HOUSE shows?
What are your top 10 matches of the 80’s?
What are your top 10 matches of the 90’s?
What are your top 10 matches of the 00’s?
What are your top 10 matches of the past 6 years?
klunderbunker Reply:January 19th, 2017 at 4:24 pm
I just haven’t posted them.
I don’t do top Tens.
Did you forget to post your 205 Live review again? I was curious to see your thoughts on the I Forfeit match.
klunderbunker Reply:January 20th, 2017 at 10:11 am
Nah I’ve just been really busy this week working on a big project. I’ll squeeze it in soon.
I feel like Gallagher was one of those names that I thought was great in the ring and in character during the CWC but wouldn’t connect on the actual roster. I’ve drastically changed my mind as him and Neville are all I find interesting (besides Kendrick and Tajiri.. but that’s probably childhood biasedness) in the division at the moment.. it’s weird how people clamored for Cedric to be signed yet as good as he is in the ring he’s pretty just.. there. How do you feel about this stuff?
klunderbunker Reply:January 20th, 2017 at 12:29 pm
I’ve liked Gallagher a lot for the same reasons I liked him in the tournament. Cedric is about the same but as usual it all comes down to what kind of story they have. The Alicia Fox thing is interesting but it seems more about her than anything he’s doing.
In other words: people can get over if they’re not treated like idiots.
Are you going to review the what culture World Cup 64 man tournament? Here’s the link if you’re interested. https://www.google.ca/amp/s/whatculture.com/amp/wwe/wcpw-announce-inaugural-pro-wrestling-world-cup-2017?client=safari
klunderbunker Reply:January 21st, 2017 at 9:59 pm
I really can’t imagine it. Maybe the finals or one show but ten shows isn’t happening.
Have you heard of the passing of Chris Regal? Long time TNA fan that ran many TNA fan sites and reviews. TNA even gave their condolences. RIP
klunderbunker Reply:January 22nd, 2017 at 12:31 am
I did actually hear about that but I had never heard of him before. I had figured the article I saw about it was written by a friend of his or something. While I didn’t know anything about him, that’s always sad to hear about.
Your thoughts on Pentagon Jr bailing on AAA? I don’t know the spoilers for the rest of this season, but I imagine it deals a big blow to LU.
klunderbunker Reply:January 27th, 2017 at 1:38 pm
Given where Lucha Underground is at the moment, they have bigger problems than that.
Thoughts on Billie Kay and Peyton Royce? Gimmick and in ring?
klunderbunker Reply:January 28th, 2017 at 8:29 pm
Both are gorgeous and play up their looks in their characters, which is really weird to see in today’s WWE. The in ring stuff is coming along but nothing special.
Kb a thought on the 1995 Royal Rumble Shawn Michaels gets prased for going coast to coast in that match and winning from number 1 which is right as it is the first time it had ever been done. But because of this do people tend to overlook British Buldogs performance in that Match? I mean he was number 2 and you could argue entrant 1 has a slight advantage over 2 as he could get the jump on him before he enters like MDM did in 1990 finally if it wasn’t for a epic show of athleticism by Michaels Buldog would have won. Again not taking anything away from Shawn I just think Buldogs performance may have been overlooked Do you agree?
klunderbunker Reply:January 29th, 2017 at 1:08 pm
Yeah that is overlooked, but if Shawn is involved, he’s going to get the spotlight, especially in hindsight.
I keep thinking about the Joe “reveal”, and can’t help but wonder if it would have worked better to have him jump the railing at TakeOver and destroy Rollins then. It would have shown he is now main roster, given Joe a final “moment” in nXt, and explained why Rollins was absent from the Rumble, instead of the stupid “Stephanie banned him for………reasons?” angle they went with.
What are your thoughts?
klunderbunker Reply:February 6th, 2017 at 8:25 am
I like the Raw version better. Rollins invading NXT made sense but I didn’t need it to turn into a full angle there. I like that they keep those separate.
Any chance of you reviewing NJPW’s New Beginning PPVs? NJPW seems to be capitalizing on Wrestle Kingdom’s success and has put on handful of really great matches at these shows.
klunderbunker Reply:February 11th, 2017 at 2:27 pm
I really wouldn’t bet on it. It’s not something I’m likely to get into unless it’s something really big.
Any early predictions on who gets the boot during the WrestleMania spring cleaning this year?
klunderbunker Reply:February 19th, 2017 at 10:03 pm
As always these are guesses:
NXT…..who knows really as they mainly cut the non-TV wrestlers.
Hey KB, will you be reviewing any more WCPW episodes or was it just a one off?
klunderbunker Reply:February 20th, 2017 at 1:27 pm
Good chance it’s just a one off. I might look at them again one day though.
Will KB be reviewing an ICW PPV or Fight Club episode in the future? I’ve watched the first few shows and I’ve been hooked.
klunderbunker Reply:February 20th, 2017 at 11:06 pm
Pretty sure I’m doing ICW when they wind up on the Network.
Hi can you review Smackdown September 16 1999 where Vince wins the title.
klunderbunker Reply:February 28th, 2017 at 6:00 pm
I’ll put it on the list, but it’s going to take some time to get there.
Hi KB A thought if events hadn’t conspired against him do you think we’d be refuring to Brutus Beefcake as a former IC Champion? He had 2 injures which cost him title shots at SummerSlams 88 and 90 To make matters wose for him both his replacements went on to win the title at those shows What do you think? Beefcake as a former IC champ yes or no?
klunderbunker Reply:March 5th, 2017 at 4:37 pm
Actually 1988 was kayfabe. Warrior was always getting the title.
1990 almost for sure he was winning it.
Liam Fenech Reply:March 5th, 2017 at 5:43 pm
So was it for surprise factor that Beefcake was promoted for the shot yet the injury angle was at the hands of Ron Bass a way for Warrior to get the shot in 88 instead? 90 was unfortunate as it was a parasailing accdent I belive.
klunderbunker Reply:March 5th, 2017 at 5:54 pm
Indeed. At Summerslam, Honky Tonk Man said he didn’t care who the challenge was so Warrior caught him by surprise, meaning Honky Tonk Man and Jimmy Hart couldn’t use their standard tactics to keep the title.
What do you think of TNA official rebranding to Anthem Impact Wrestling?
klunderbunker Reply:March 6th, 2017 at 12:14 pm
I don’t think it makes that big of a difference but it’s an improvement.
Now that Smackdown is Live, and generally better than Raw, do you expect the Smackdown after Mania to be booked similar to Raw? As in debuts, surprises and just an overall special-type of show?
klunderbunker Reply:March 16th, 2017 at 9:09 pm
I doubt it. WWE has always treated it like the stepchild (to be fair it kind of is) and I don’t see that changing.
Hey KB. It’s time to play wrestling booker. Let’s say Kevin Nash didn’t beat Goldberg at Starrcade in 1998. How much longer do you think the streak would have lasted, and who would you have had him lose to?
klunderbunker Reply:March 19th, 2017 at 6:24 pm
Benoit – Hallowen Havoc.
Are we getting a Shawn return? It’s sounding like he’s got the itch to get in a few more matches, and there’s a handful of guys he could work magic with.
On a side note, how the hell has it been seven years since he retired?
klunderbunker Reply:March 24th, 2017 at 2:42 pm
I don’t get that vibe actually. Shawn is in his 50s and hasn’t wrestled in a LONG time. I doubt he’d want to get back in there and risk ruining his legacy. Also I think he likes being one of the only people to stay retired.
Indeed. That’s kind of nuts.
First and foremost, thanks for publishing your reviews and making it easier as a wrestling fan to go back and watch great matches!
Have you ever considered grading the promos as well or do you recommend any sites that do?
klunderbunker Reply:April 1st, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Not really as most of them are so short that there’s not much to say about them.
What’s your view on deathmatches? An art form or just idiots trying to mutilate each other?
Also, how close have WWF/WWE got to doing a deathmatch?
klunderbunker Reply:April 9th, 2017 at 3:24 am
That’s not wrestling.
And one was considered for WMXIV between Funk and Foley.
If you were to suggest a handful of Jericho matches to go back and watch from his first few years with the company what are the ones that leap to mind?
klunderbunker Reply:April 13th, 2017 at 11:32 pm
We’ll cut it off at the end of 2001.
Ladder match with Benoit – Royal Rumble 2001
Triple threat vs. Angle and Benoit – Wrestlemania 2000
The Rock – No Mercy 2001
HHH – Raw – April 17, 2000
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