Friday, October 30, 2020

WCW Halloween Havoc 1993

So we have another Halloween Havoc PPV one year later, featuring the Spin The Wheel Make The Wheel concept. So let's have a look at that before we dive into the NXT iteration... soon enough, I suppose.

Oh yeah, I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the wonderful little opening mini-movie featuring a bunch of kids going to a creepy house and being greeted by a really creepy Tony Schiavone, who pulls off his face to reveal a much hairier face to scare off the kids. I'm amazed that in all the years of modern face technology, nobody bothered to replace the fake wolf mask thing with Tony Schiavone's face circa 2020. Wouldn't THAT be a hoot.

Anyway, on with the show...

Thursday, October 29, 2020

WCW Halloween Havoc 1992

So... in preparation for this week's NXT show - featuring another edition of Spin The Wheel Make the Deal - I decided to revisit the WCW show responsible for its infamous reputation and that is Halloween Havoc 1992. Tomorrow, we'll be look at the 1993 edition that also featured the second ever STWMTD match before the concept was shelved forever and never seen again until a couple times when WWE would bring it back as RAW Roulette or whatever they used to call it.

Anyway, onwards with the show, as it were.

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

RAW After Mania (April 4th, 2005): The Reign of McSon-In-Law Is BWAH-HAH-HAH GOOD ONE PAL!

So... Batista beat McSon-In-Law for the World title.

Despite this, he and McSon-In-Law would headline TWO MORE PPVs in 2005 before Batista was eventually shipped off to Smackdown. This is evident when the guy starting the show is NOT your new World Champion, but rather McSon-In-Law. In fact, the only time your NEW WORLD CHAMPION shows up on TV is in a main event match with Randy Orton that ends up going nowhere. In fact, I barely remember the match.

Yeah, this was another show where nothing of note happened and everything was quickly forgotten in a blur. There's a thing with Steve Austin in it, there's a pretty entertaining Edge vs. CB match in there, and a really short Trish Stratus match with whatsherface... but that's about it and I've had to struggle with this knowledge.

A meh outing... not feeling these shows.

Monday, October 26, 2020

Bad Gas Derails Plans, So Here's Some Havoc

Stomach issues, sadly, derailed any work to be done on the blog, so it's light slimmings. On the one hand, this allows the Youtube side of things to catch up in regards to the video content. On the other hand, no new videos this week on the blog beyond, maybe one or two picks along the way.

However, those who missed my PPV Musings for whatever reason will be happy to learn that two new ones will be posted this week. Neither are current PPVs as I haven't seen either one from this weekend, but they are old WCW shows relating to a certain gimmick that will be making a comeback on this week's edition of NXT. So look forward to that eventually.

Other than that, everything is up in the air. If something comes up, it'll be up... but videos have been curtailed yet again.

I swear the doughnut isn't at fault. I recorded that video two weeks ago.

Sunday, October 25, 2020

Sunday Gimmick Table 12 - The McDonalds Doughnut

Yes, McDonalds is in the doh-nut making business. Will it be a hit or will it go the way of the McDonalds Pizza? Find out by buying one yourself... otherwise, just watch this video shot from my phone for some reason.

DTM-Cast: Episode 140


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I talk about stuff... and that's it.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

RAW After Mania (March 15th, 2004): We Don't Talk About This One

So... the night before this show was Wrestlemania 20... featuring a main event World title match that we don't talk about anymore... because it features someone of dubious reputation and stuff.

But honestly, this was a nothing show. There was a really good segment between McSon-In-Law and [REDACTED] to open the show, a bunch of nothing happening stuff in between that would've meant more if I were watching these weekly, and a solid tag-team main between [REDACTED] and HBK going over Evolution.

I say "We Don't Talk About This One" in the title bar because it's the night after Mania 20 and the night [REDACTED] won the title in an emotional end to the show that I can't watch anymore, but the truth is there's nothing to talk about and that's why we don't talk about this one.

Maybe next year's show will be better.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #139


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Ten As to Qs out of the Q&A. A traditional canned episode. Enjoy your Sunday coffee, folks.

Friday, October 16, 2020

GUEST VIDEO - Why Captain Kirk Climbs That F'n Mountain

From an old Star Trek V interview that somebody uploaded.

Because... it's there.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

AEW Dynamite (Oct. 14th, 2020): Belated Anniversary Show


Well, Dynamite has crossed the one-year mark and what better way to celebrate the one-year anniversary than to have an anniversary show... two weeks later.

Hey, better late than never, I suppose. And given that the past year has given more more wrestling hits than misses, I'm not one to complain. In any event, we've got a big show with all AEW championships on the line as well as a major announcement from MJF. Let's get to it.

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

RAW After Mania (March 31st, 2003): Austin out. Goldberg In. Yaaaooohh wait...


Oh, yes, kids. We're diving into the McSon-In-Law years for this one.

Wrestlemania XIX was an interesting little thing. It saw Stone Cold Steve Austin have his last match ever, it saw Hulk Hogan and Vince McMahon beat the shit out of each other, Chris Jericho pretty much resuscitating Shawn Michaels' career, and Brock Lesnar defeating Kurt Angle to win back the WWE Championship that he was screwed out of months prior.

Oh... and McSon-In-Law retained his Big Gold Belt by pinning Booker T, who had been laying in the ring for five years after getting hit with a Pedigree...

I don't want to watch this show... but I must... or not... fuck it, let's do it...

Monday, October 12, 2020

A Month Away From Discovery

We're less than a month away from the premiere of the newest Star Trek series, exclusive to the on-demand CBS All-Access service in the U.S. or on the Crave TV service in Canada. There is a much stronger push for the series as far as adverts, promos, and the eventual merch deals are concerned and from what I've been reading online, there are equal parts excitement, resentment, and apathy to spread across the land.

And yet as I'm watching all this stuff and reading all the interviews and write-ups about the faithfulness, the canonicity, and the cinematicity... for lack of a better non-word, I find myself rather ambivalent towards the series. An almost anti-excitement that dulls my mood for this show.

You know, it's funny. Every time they'd announce a new spin-off series back in the day, my interest is piqued automatically. A new show on a space station? A starship lost on the other side of the galaxy? A prequel to the Original Series? These were some out there ideas, but most of them turned out okay. And every time they'd announce a new movie, I'm rather enthusiastic about it. Whether it was the old TNG films or the recent reboots, those were events to look forward in my book.

This time, however... it's different. This time... it's not as important... or perhaps not as much of an event.

I'm just not feeling this Discovery show... and I honestly couldn't tell you why.

Maybe it's the premise of the show that I'm not a fan of. Maybe it's the way the show looks. Maybe it's just my general apathy towards current television. Or maybe I have more than my fair share of Trek to fall back on and I'm perfectly fine with that... but to be perfectly honest, I was more excited over the Star Trek: The Next Generation Mirror Broken comic book miniseries than I was the new television show.

This show isn't doing much for me. It's not making me feel excited over its impending debut. And I don't know if that should be a cause for concern.

Well... I guess we'll see how it turns out next month.

Or maybe not.

Review #756 - Mighty Final Fight (NES)