Monday, September 28, 2020

RAW After Mania (April 2nd, 2001): It All Started Here

Oy... it's that show.

Wrestlemania X-Seven has been touted as one of (if not THE) greatest Wrestlemania card of all time. It had top to bottom great matches, all the big stars, some exciting moments, and was the first stadium show in a good long while... and then Steve Austin turned heel in the main event and that began the downward spiral of the McMahon sports entertainment empire.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Review #750 - Super Metroid (Super NES)

It's taken me a while to get this going, but here it is... finally.

DTM-Cast: Episode #134

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Looking back at the #LOLDivasRevolution post... and what came afterwards.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Variety Tries To Figure Out Why Nobody Is Watching WWE Anymore


Spoiler: they say the same things everyone else has been saying for years. Product isn't good as it used to be, it's too juvenile, kids aren't watching, Saudi Arabia, and the independent contractor status among things being brought up. The fact that mainstream media is picking up on it - even if it is just Variety and not much more than that - seems a bit troubling.

I wouldn't read too much into this, however. Wrestling is that fake bullshit, after all, and doesn't merit proper coverage unless someone dies from a steroid overdose or something. I can't imagine this Andrew Lang thing lasting any longer than the current election cycle before it's promptly forgotten about when we no longer need to cater to those hick rasslin' fans who probably don't even know what a polling station is.

Oh, well. It's a fun read for anyone who wants to pretend people give one modicum of a rat's ass about WWE.

DTM-Cast: Episode #133

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Some talk about the recent Nintendo Switch Online offerings, pick-ups, and Dynamite.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Welp, The New Blogger Is A Thing

It's still ass. It's not quite as useful unless I want to search specific posts for editing, which is rare. But it's a pain in the ass to use and I'm not thrilled at the prospect of having to use this utterly worthless piece of shit interface for the foreseeable future until they come up with a new editing scheme that sucks even worse.

Fortunately, my tab that has the old Legacy Blogger gimmick hasn't been updated and thank fuck for that. Who knows how long that will last, but I'm going to make the most of it while I can.

A dissatisfied customer.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

TNA Impact Wrestling Slammiversary 2020

So Impact Wrestling... is still alive.

Now that we got that out of the way, seems that in addition to WWE and AEW, Impact Wrestling is also still producing wrestling shows. Unlike WWE and AEW, Impact is still running empty arena shows, otherwise known as TNA House Shows... hence the above Mick Foley quote that was posted ages ago. Just goes to show that even with nobody watching, Impact is still in business doing shows. That promotion will last longer than anyone else worth a damn.

But I digress... we're taking a look at their Slammiversary show from July of this month. This was apparently a big deal as it was pushed around the idea of some future endeavored WWE guys potentially showing up on this PPV. Fun fact: this ran on a Saturday, allowing WWE to run their Extreme Rules PPV the next night which promised an eyeball popping (that didn't happen) and a swamp fight (which also didn't happened and we got another "wacky" Wyatt skit). We're not touching that show because I haven't seen it.

Monday, September 21, 2020

RAW After Mania (April 3rd, 2000): After A Bad Mania


Wrestlemania 2000 (their branding, not mine) was a peculiar little show and not a particularly good one. It was perhaps most notable for its main event; a four-corners elimination match for the WWF Championship with a McMahon in every corner that saw reigning WWF Champion HHH become the first heel (bad guy) to walk out of 'Mania with the championship. To send the crowd home happy, Rock Rockbottomed Steph and gave her a People's Elbow.

This is the night after, starting with the McMahon praising their master plan and challenging the Rock to a match against one of them that ends up being Shane McMahon. The match main evented the show, featured a bunch of stupid shit that somehow ended with Rock getting the pin on HHH (who wasn't even in the match). It was probably not the strongest main event on a RAW, but it helped push the story further.

Not a whole lot of memorable moments on this show other than Eddie Guerrero beating Chris Jericho with an assist from Chyna to win the European championship. The Eddie/Chyna pairing would give birth to the fun Latino Heat gimmick that would stick with Eddie until his passing in 2005. So the start of something good, at least.

Also, Big Show decided he's going to be a comedian and dress up as different gimmicks... but that's all we can do with a big guy who ate the Giant.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #132

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A bonus episode on the state of the world, the state of wrestling, and the state of pain.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

DTM-Cast: Episode #131

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It's a Q&A canned episode. Fun times.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

AEW All Out 2020

So it took me a while, but I was able to catch the replay on the Fite.TV app. A rather eventful PPV, to say the least. Let's dive right into it, shall we?

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

RAW After Mania (March 29th, 1999): A Thing That Happened

It's been a good long while since we did these and after the past couple months, I needed a break from anything wrestling-related. Fortunately, a lot of these were in the can and ready to go. So the plan going forward is to continue these until the 2012 edition, which is the final two-hour edition of RAW and the end of our journey. I'm not sitting through 3-hour RAWs again.

Anyway, on with the show...

Whatever you want to say about Wrestlemania XV, it was rather eventful. A Rock/Austin confrontation that ended with Austin winning the WWF title again, the recently signed Big Show made his first of many turns in WWF, HHH turned on DX and joined the Corporation, there was a Hell In A Cell match that ended in a hanging, and Pete Rose got tombstoned again. Stuff happened on this Mania show, but the event itself... we'll revisit that one someday.

In the meantime, what happened the night after Mania?