Sunday, November 28, 2021

DTM-Cast: Episode #196

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Short and painful... what is backwards compatibility, random site notes, and your Survivor Series report which opens the show.

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

AEW Full Gear 2021

Well, this past Sunday was the WWE Survivor Series PPV, where a bunch of guys and gals in red shirts fight a bunch of guys and gals in blue shirts for brand supremacy or whatever. Therefore, let's spend today's PPV musings talking about the previous Sunday's AEW Full Gear PPV, instead.

Sunday, November 21, 2021

DTM-Cast: Episode #195

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For those who don't care for the wrestling stuff, you can skip this episode and see you next week. For everyone else, Quick Full Gear thoughts, Quicker Survivor Series Preview, Not So Quick WWEShop Experience, and much, much less.

Friday, November 19, 2021

COMMENTARY - Why Should I Care About Brand Supremacy?

Team RAW a.k.a. The Red Shirts

So, it's November and we're closing in on the annual WWE tradition that is Survivor Series.

One of the "Big Four" PPV events that also comprise Summerslam, Royal Rumble, and Wrestlemania, Survivor Series was the show where you had two teams of four or five teammates competing in elimination-style matches. The earliest editions of the event were nothing but these elimination matches and were such a staple of the event, even when they started varying up the card with other matches.

Once upon a time, these sorts of matches were used to pit two rival groups against each other or other special circumstances. In recent years, however, Survivor Series has had only one central theme; brand supremacy. This was the "ONE NIGHT" where superstars from RAW and Smackdown would wear either red RAW shirts or blue Smackdown shirts. And they would compete against one another to see which brand was superior. Never mind the fact that there have been numerous occasions outside of Survivor Series, where RAW and Smackdown talent would interact and compete in matches with each other; particularly during the weeks surrounding the Draft or Superstar Shakeup or whatever venacular they decide to go with that time.

For reasons that escape me, there is an allure in wondering which WWE show is superior and there absolutely needs to be a show based on this concept. Of course, there were other attempts at this. There was the short-lived Bragging Rights show, which built on this premise alone before it was decided to move it to Survivor Series, where it had remained to this day. And this is the thing that is supposed to sell PPVs or Network subscriptions or whatever the case may be.

So I have a honest question; does anybody really care about brand supremacy?

Sunday, November 14, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

DTM-Cast: Episode #194

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Ten As to your Qs. Also an unintelligible Full Gear preview and some quick updates.

Saturday, November 6, 2021

DTM-Cast: Episode #193

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Ladies for Nintendo, Bunnies for Sony, Recovery for Mox, Cuts For Superstars, and Mega Man Universe stories. This is what counts as a "packed" episode.

Review #830 - Akumajo Densetsu (Famicom)