Saturday, November 18, 2017

3279 - Starrcade Week

In celebration of WWE bringing back an old WCW IP for the sake of a glorified house show that isn't going to air on the WWE Network (unless something is mentioned before then), I'm going to be posting wrestling musings on various Starrcade events that I happened to have watched on the WWE Network. Most of them are latter-day editions that I'd probably be more familiar with, but I also dive into a couple "older" shows, including the very first one.

For what it's worth, I already wrote one musings post on the 94 edition, which you can read here.

Friday, November 17, 2017

3278 - Justice League Task Force (SNES)

Spoiler: There are no "Aquaman played by Roman Reigns" jokes to be found here.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Monday, November 13, 2017

3275 - An Eventual VLOG Will Be Up Soon

General updates and all that... if I can get it to work, it'll be a Dailymotion video that addresses everything. Otherwise, possibly Vidme... but definitely not Youtube.

In the meantime, tomorrow should see another review up on Vidme and Youtube... and Friday might see a Justice League game review up of some type. Apparently, there's a movie coming out this week that times nicely with said review, so have fun, I guess.

Also, the Power Rangers Retrospective Redux run will be on ice for a short bit. The last couple weeks were a trial run more or less and I want to hold off posting more until I'm happy with the rest of the bunch and I can confidently pushes these out on a regular basis. Again, more details to come on that regard somewhere down the line.

Also, on a side note, for those who frequent the Vidme channel (and why the hell not?) I'm in the process of uploading a batch of last year's reviews to "air" on days when new videos aren't expected to be up (basically any day but Tuesday and Friday on a good week). There might be a couple "bulk" upload days at certain points, but aside from that, yep...

Thursday, November 9, 2017

3274 - WWF Survivor Series 1997

This PPV took place twenty years ago and apparently features an incident of some importance in the professional wrestling/sports entertainment context. And this trivial event apparently merits a revisit for whatever reason.

I live in Montreal. I was born in dee Montreal. I spend my living years on this planet in dee Montreal. However, I didn't see this show live, as I didn't start following WWF until mid-98ish. And because I wasn't following the product at the time, I was oblivious to the whole Bret Hart fiasco - though I can recall some rumblings about Bret jumping ship, I never gave it much thought. When I did get around to watching this show, it was on VHS thanks to a rental from the local video store and it was mostly due to wanting to watch the rematch between Stone Cold and Owen Hart; the first such match between the two since the Summerslam encounter and the piledriver that almost ended a career.

Even watching the show, the whole controversy eluded me until I eventually saw the Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows documentary on A&E, where the significance of the event became more apparent. Naturally, it's something that gets discussed and talked about over the years and while some feelings were mended and more things are put out in the open, this is something that has its place in wrestling lore, for better or worse. And as much as we want to trivialize this event, it really did have a hand in planting the seeds to the rise of WWF and the slow, sad decent of Bret Hart's career.

So here we are; twenty years later and watching this show again for the first time since... well, that one time I rented the VHS tape from the local video store. The WWE Network seems to have the whole show in one piece, so we might

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

3273 - WWE Champion AJ Styles

Now Survivor Series has a worthwhile main event...

Unless AJ drops the title back to Jindermahinder next week.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

3272 - Might As Well Make It Official

After a long period of inactivity, the DTM-Cast audio program makes its return to take its final bow on the stage.

As frequent blog visitors could probably tell, the DTM-Cast has been neglected for a while now and while I've been wanting to do another one for a while, as time passed, other things came up and I was more interested in doing other things than recording an MP3. As such, no planned episodes came to be and it got to a point where I just didn't feel like producing DTM-Casts any more. Whenever I felt like rambling about something, there's the DTM Rambles video project that I can dive into. Wrestling Musings in text form fills that need nicely and other little tidbits are fine in text form.

That having been said, given how this has been a thing since 2013, it's only fitting that I give the DTM-Cast one last hurrah before calling it a wrap. And so I'll be putting together a three-hour finale that will feature the annual Winners And Losers for 2017, some random musings on wrestling and other stuff, plans going forward as far as the DTM Rambles web presence is concerned, and some other bits and bobs.

It's been fun... but as the old saying goes, all good things come to an end.

3271 - You Know... I Wish I Lived In Ottawa

That way, someone could pay me fifty bucks to sit through an Impact Wrestling taping.

For fuck's sake, people...

Monday, November 6, 2017

3270 - Internet Issues...

Tried to upload an image for the blog and it's taking forever. Turns out the Internet is slow, which means I'm not even going to try and upload this week's batch of videos until later on. Sorry.

Also, it just occured to me that I never bothered to upload the Smash Up video onto Youtube. Sorry about that, as well. When Internet gets better on my end, I'll get right to it.

3269 - Power Rangers Reflections Redux #2 - High Five

Fun historical repost history; this particular entry has been posted on this blog TWICE. First time on July 16, 2010 (formerly #142, which is now a Classic Bite Commentary) and the second time was on February 26, 2012. Third time's not only a charm, but it's the only version that's left standing.

For the most part, there's not a whole to this write-up that I would change or add to it, as it pretty much sums up my thoughts on the episode rather nicely. There's a couple edits and slight tweaks to clean the text up a bit or make some points slightly clearer, but nothing too drastic.

This text makes reference to the 2010 reversioning of Mighty Morphin, an experiment where Disney, no longer wanting to produce more Power Rangers but needed to output some sort of product, opted to take the first season of Mighty Morphin and "update" them with new visual effects to give it more of a comic book feel or something like that. The reversioned episodes are often looked down upon by the fandom and something that most folks would rather forget existed. Personally, I didn't mind the reversioning; there're some bits I'm not a fan of, but some of the stuff they did I actually liked and thought made sense, and there's a couple examples of that here.

Anyway, on with the show.