Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Review #905 - Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - Crossroads Of Time (Genesis)

TNA Against All Odds 2005

So, we're doing something different... or at least, something that could've been done ages ago if there was any sense. We're looking at a TNA PPV from 2005, but rather than look at a show from the Impact PLUS service, it's a VINTAGE TNA Home Video on DVD release from around that time.

It's Against All Odds 2005 - featuring the main event of NWA World Champion Jeff Jarrett defending the title against Kevin Nash of all people. Oh boy, I'm excited.

(Turns out that I already did this show three years ago... fuck it, we're going to do it again today, but if you want the original rant for comparison, there you go.)

Sunday, September 25, 2022

DTM-Cast: Episode #222

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Belated Nintendo Direct news, belated Star Trek Day notes, and belated things of other natures... 

Crackdown On Smackdown (Sept. 23rd, 2022):

Well, I've decided to give Smackdown a shot. Normally, this isn't seen as a big deal, but I want to see if this becomes a regular viewing thing on Friday nights or deserving of a spot on my DVR alongside Dynamite and even the occasional episode of Impact that I might sit down and watch.

Of course, the episode that I choose to jump on board for is following the announcement that Youtube star and moonlighting boxer Logan Paul is slated to challenge Roman Reigns for the WWE Undisputed Championship... in Saudi Arabia. That means I can expect a build towards a main event that doesn't interest me in the slightest on a show that I have no intention of watching. For the record, the only Saudi show I've seen was the first one from back in 2018 with the Greatest Oil Rumble or whatever it's called and I've made a point to never watch these shows, no matter how important they are.

Honestly, they should've saved this main event for when they end up doing a show in Japan. I hear Logan Paul has done great things for the dead community there... but I digress. How was this Smackdown show?

Friday, September 23, 2022

AEW Dynamite (Sept. 21st, 2022): The Most Important Night In The History Of All Elite Wrestling

Well, there's a bit of ground to cover regarding this episode and I feel we need to establish the backstory before we get to the main show. Let's take care of that after the break.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

TNA Turning Point 2004

The second ever monthly TNA PPV is known for two things; it's the last TNA appearance of Macho Man Randy Savage, who would fuck off soon afterwards... and I really can't blame him, really. And the other thing is for showing footage of that one time TNA wrestlers went over to visit some WWE guys who were shooting a commercial for an upcoming PPV at Universal Studios, which is where TNA was holding all their shows at that point.

Just to get it out of the way, they teased the airing of the footage by having a couple guys do bad impersonations of Vince McMahon and Triple H trying to stop TNA from airing said footage and being total fools of. This was making light of the fact that WWE actually did have a problem with TNA possibly showing this footage on their programming. And once they showed the footage, almost all the WWE guys' faces were blurred out so you couldn't tell them apart unless you paid attention to their tattoos. It all came across as really lame - about as lame as any time you saw AEW take a cheap shot at WWE these days.

Now that we got that out of the way, let's check out the rest of this Turning Point PPV.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

TNA Victory Road 2004

We're going to be sampling some TNA shows for the next few weeks and what better way to kick this run off than by going back to their very first monthly PPV?

TNA's new Impact television show had just debuted on FOX Sports channel as a weekly late-night television show; not exactly prime time but a step in the right direction for the promotion. And with that in place, TNA stepped away from the weekly PPV experiment that had been a money loser for the most part to transition to the traditional monthly PPV formula, beginning with this Victory Road show.

I'm going into this blind, as I am largely unfamiliar with this period in TNA history. I'm assuming Jeff Jarrett is the champion here because he almost always was... anyway, I'll try to keep an open mind and watch the show as it happens.

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Quick Note

So a quick note.

This week is going to be a very busy one and unfortunately, that means a delay in video and blogging material. There's only one review this week and it'll be posted on Friday at the latest. Hopefully, things will resume to its "usual" rate, but I did have to change a few plans in the background in order to get some balls rolling on this particular train.

PPV Musings will dive deep into some old TNA PPVs from the early years of the promotion. For those wondering, I'm not going to be watching the All Out PPV any time soon and if you really want to know why, I recorded a bonus episode of the DTM-Cast, which sort of explains why that's not happening. You can check that out via the Post Of The Week. Maybe later down the road, but not now. Dynamite musings may or may not happen. Depending on my feels.

In the meantime... who knows?

Maybe I'll go ramble about children and eat some muffins or something.


Saturday, September 10, 2022

DTM-Cast: Episode #221

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We talk about the lack of professionals in the professional wrestling trade last Sunday.