Sunday, August 18, 2019

Busy August Means More Downtime On The Blog

So without going into too much detail, August is turning out to be a pretty busy month, as what was supposed to be an otherwise quiet time has resulted in my time being precious with a variety of real life things... none of it bad, I assure you. Because of this, I haven't been able to work on anything as of late and that means a month that is light on the updates. So if this whole week goes by without updates, then so be it.

Fortunately, the following week is going to be significantly more content. The remaining Summerslam write-ups have been polished up and will be posted that week; a challenging endeavor considering the wretched state of the new WWE Network, but fortunately, some of these shows I have on DVD-R from ages ago, so they were easy re-watches. And of course, that will culminate on musings for the most recent Summerslam event, which I thought was significantly better fare than I've bore witness to from WWE this year.

With that in mind, the 100th episode of the DTM-Cast is still on for Sunday, September 1st. It is going to cover several topics that took place this past month, including a couple items touched upon in this here blog. And maybe we'll sneak in a Q&A for good measure. There will be no pick-ups for this month (no time for pick-ups), but the usual Wily Challenge videos will be posted for the moment and there might be a couple reviews here and there.

So don't fret, everyone. It's a down time for now, but things will eventually pick up after a while.

Saturday, August 17, 2019

WWE Summerslam 2005



This show featured Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan in a dream match of sorts... where Michaels played bad guy for a short while because Hollywood Huckster wanted an old school Hulk Hogan match (well, he wanted several, but HBK wasn't having it). We got some entertaining skits like the fake Larry King parody and the one promo in Montreal, but the rest of it... well, let's find out, shall we?


Thursday, August 15, 2019

Mega Man Maker: Long Wily Challenge 2019-08-15



The long Wily Challenge for the birthday boy... and then shortly after the late recording, I fall asleep. Excellent.

WWE Summerslam 2004



Welp, this show took place fifteen years ago on this very day... on my birthday, no less. Coincidentally enough, I did not watch this show back in the day, which was a surprise because I did keep up with the WWE shows back in the day until the mid-2000s... but I guess my birthday took presidence or something.

Before anyone asks, yes, this is the show where Randy Orton became the youngest World champ in WWE history and he beat a certain someone for that belt which means...



Bit of a sour note, here. Anyway, let's move on.


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

WWF Summerslam 2001



So this is Summerslam... the first show after July's invasion PPV that the two big rivals of the Monday Night Wars go head to head at last... except in reality, it was a bunch of WWF guys against more WWF guys, along with WCW and ECW refugees tossed in for good measure. Not a ve

A quick note: even though this whole "Invasion" storyline is ongoing, I'm not going to bother with the identifiers denoting which guy is fighting for which side. It really doesn't matter in the long run and also I don't feel like typing out ALLIANCE for every random jabroni out there.


Sunday, August 11, 2019

WWF Summerslam 2000


It's the year 2000; the year some would argue was WWF's best year in terms of creative and wrestling. And so we have Summerslam 2000, home of the "first" Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match as well as another edition of Shane McMahon: STUNTMAN! on display and a triple-threat WWF Championship title bout!


Legend Of The Cash Grab Dragon - NO BUYS



It's been a while since I've touched on anything related to our old buddy JDF, but I felt somewhat compelled to chime in on this one occasion.

Full disclosure: I am not the biggest fan of Jason David Frank. I'm sure in real life, he is a genuinely nice guy and I have nothing but the utmost respect for his accomplishments in his martial arts endeavors and at one point, his place as a positive role model for kids. And however you feel about the character he portrayed on that one show he's often associated with, I honestly felt the guy did a good job with the role he was given in his prime years. However, when it comes to his public persona and his overbearing ego, he just rubs me the wrong way and I try to avoid anything involving him whatsoever.

On this occasion, however, I felt like chiming in because it does touch on two particular topics that I don't care for. I won't provide links because first off, I don't want to give it too much attention beyond this one lengthy post and secondly, it's a Kickstarter campaign that had just expired and you can probably catch the online trailer on Youtube or something.


Saturday, August 10, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

WWE2K19 (PC) - Zack Ryder Vs Edward Bay




Zack Ryder is fed up with signing merch for Edward Bay and challenged him to a match. This is the result.

WWF Summerslam 1999



The show's major hook was then-governor of Minnesota and former personality Jesse "The Body" "The Mind" Ventura refereeing the WWF championship match, which is a three-way match between defending champion Stone Cole Steve Austin, HHH, and Mankind. I remember being rather intrigued by this match based on the fact that a current head of state was going to partake in shenanigans with ol' Vinnie Mac.

Also, some other stuff happened.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Review #691 - Instruments Of Chaos Starring Young Indiana Jones (Genesis)



Review A Bad Game Day returns with one of the more reprehensible things to happen to Indiana Jones until Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull a decade or so later.

Quick Liner Notes

A couple quick updates to mention:

- In celebration of Review A Bad Game Day, the Post Of The Week now features the long-lost Deadly Towers review that has been uploaded onto Dailymotion. To make it easier for navigation and also future reference, it's been dated April 13th, 2013. This retroactively kills the joke reviews as part of the review canon - the other hole needing to be filled is the Action 52 review recorded around that time. As for this year's contribution... stay tuned. It'll be up later this afternoon.

- The WWE Network redesign has been something of a sore spot for most people and unfortunately, I have been having issues with trying to log in. Until these issues are resolved, I'm afraid that I'll have to put off finishing the remaining Summerslam write-ups and probably won't even be able to catch Summerslam this Sunday... which might not seem that big a deal, but still. On the bright side, I do have some write-ups prepped and scheduled for next week, going up to about 2006-ish. Everything else will be hold until further notice.

- Don't get too excited, folks... but there's a Sunday Gimmick Table due in the near future. Could be this Sunday, could be next Sunday. In either case, it'll be tremendously disappointing.

That's it... later.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

WWF Summerslam 1991


The Match Made In Heaven is a wedding that... didn't quite turn out so well.
The Match Made In Hell is a match... well, it certainly was Hell to watch.
But on the bright side, we got plenty of skits featuring the Mountie being awesome.

Sorry, that's all I've got. Moving right along...


Tuesday, August 6, 2019

RAW (Aug. 5th, 2019) - Haven't I Already Seen This Shit Before?

So in lieu of a video review (I'm saving that for Thursday because it's a very special game for a very special day) and because I had nothing better to do on a rare night off, I've watched last night's RAW off the DVR... I honestly don't know why I did this... but there you go. Now I didn't watch the whole show because I'm not that hopeless, but I did catch some of the major points of the show... and well, Paul Heyman's RAW is no better than what I've sat through before, though to be fair, it wasn't all bad.

Monday, August 5, 2019

WWF Summerslam 1990


The first major PPV event in Warrior's only WWF title reign has him in a cage match against one of his former opponents, now sporting a new look... and also, we've got a Hulk Hogan match.