New Column: He Was No Ham and Egger

Like it could be anything else.

 

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Smackdown – September 19, 2017: Now You Might Hate This One

Smackdown
Date: September 19, 2017
Location: Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Commentators: Tom Phillips, Corey Graves, Byron Saxton

I’m getting used to this idea of having title matches booked in advance of the TV shows. This time around we have the US Title on the line as AJ Styles defends against Baron Corbin, who said he was answering this week’s Open Challenge in advance. And there’s that whole Kevin Owens attempting to murder Vince McMahon deal. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Smackdown – September 19, 2017: Now You Might Hate This One

Monday Night Raw – September 18, 2017: The Slow Lane

Monday Night Raw
Date: September 18, 2017
Location: SAP Center, San Jose, California
Commentators: Michael Cole, Corey Graves, Booker T.

It’s the go home show for No Mercy and that means we should be in for a hard push towards Brock Lesnar vs. Braun Strowman. I say should be because it’s not entirely clear if that’s going to be the case or not due to Lesnar’s limited appearances. What we will be having though is Alexa Bliss facing Nia Jax for the first time ever. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Monday Night Raw – September 18, 2017: The Slow Lane

Bobby Heenan Passes Away At 73

https://wrestlingrumors.net/breaking-news-bobby-brain-heenan-passes-away-73/

This is far from a surprise but dang it still hurts a lot.  I got to see Heenan in Orlando at Wrestlecon and I’ve seen walkers on the Walking Dead who looked more lifelike.  For me there’s no debating it: Heenan is the greatest manage of all time and one of the best commentators ever as well.  This one feels like a punch to the gut and it’s going to take me some time to get over it.  One last thing:

“I wish Monsoon was here.”

You can imagine the arguments they’ll have now.  I’ll miss you Brain.

 

Here’s Heenan’s Wrestler of the Day entry.

 

Today is the greatest manager and one of the best talkers of all time: Bobby Heenan. Continue Reading »Bobby Heenan Passes Away At 73

Lucha Underground – September 12, 2017: There Is No Way This Can End Well

Lucha Underground
Date: September 13, 2017
Location: Lucha Underground Temple, Boyle Heights, California
Commentators: Vampiro, Matt Striker

We’re two weeks away from the start of Ultima Lucha Tres but tonight is the 100th episode and we have a big match which could have been a featured attraction on the show. Tonight we have Mantaza vs. Rey Mysterio, which should be a squash but Mysterio isn’t exactly one to go down without a fight. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Lucha Underground – September 12, 2017: There Is No Way This Can End Well

Smackdown – April 17, 2003: The Old (Really Old) Smackeroo

Smackdown
Date: April 17, 2003
Location: Norfolk Scope, Norfolk, Virginia
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz

It’s tournament night as we have the finals to crown a new #1 contender. John Cena will be facing Chris Benoit, which is pretty much the best final they could have gone for. Cena should be the favorite after having spent weeks taunting Lesnar but Benoit is one of those cases where it’s easy to see him pulling it off. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Smackdown – April 17, 2003: The Old (Really Old) Smackeroo

Main Event – September 16, 2017: The Short Term Holding Pattern

Main Event
Date: September 14, 2017
Location: Honda Center, Anaheim, California
Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph

It’s been a busy week for WWE so let’s make sure we have one more show in there, just to fill in some space of course. Hopefully the matches are a bit more interesting this week, though last week’s show was one of the better ones they’ve done in a good while. Then again it’s not like there’s much continuity around here. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Main Event – September 16, 2017: The Short Term Holding Pattern

Impact Wrestling – September 14, 2017: A Really Bad (And Long) Sign

Impact Wrestling
Date: September 14, 2017
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Josh Matthews, Jeremy Borash

We’re closing in on Bound For Glory though nothing has actually been mentioned about the show yet. The big match this week is OVE vs. LAX for the Tag Team Titles….from the Crash in Tijuana, Mexico. In other words, it’s more footage from another promotion instead of here at Impact Wrestling. This is starting to feel like Ring of Honor and that’s really not a good thing. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Impact Wrestling – September 14, 2017: A Really Bad (And Long) Sign

205 Live – September 12, 2017: Deck Chairs on the Cruiserweight Show

205 Live
Date: September 12, 2017
Location: Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada
Commentators: Nigel McGuinness, Vic Joseph

This is a slightly delayed episode as it’s taking place after the Mae Young Classic Finals and since we can’t just cancel the show for a week, let’s have WWE going for three hours and fifteen minutes on back to back nights. Tonight’s big match is Rich Swann vs. TJP in what should be their big blowoff. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »205 Live – September 12, 2017: Deck Chairs on the Cruiserweight Show

Ring of Honor TV – September 12, 2017: Goals Make Great TV

Ring of Honor
Date: September 13, 2017
Location: Center Stage Theater, Atlanta, Georgia
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Marty Scurll

We’re less than two weeks away from Death Before Dishonor and hopefully we can actually get somewhere other than “hey, Minoru Suzuki is going to be here” for a change. I know he’s a Japanese legend but it seems that he’s the major selling point for the pay per view, despite not actually being on the card. Let’s get to it. Continue Reading »Ring of Honor TV – September 12, 2017: Goals Make Great TV