Time for another random episode of WCW Pro from 1996. Again our announce team for the morning consists of Chris Cruise, Larry Zybyszko, and Dusty Rhodes. They hype the main event of this morning’s show by informing us the Stud Stable will be in action before throwing it to a video package to show us what went down on Nitro this past Monday.
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We’re back for another exciting episode of mixed tag team action. As always, our hosts for the evening are the team of Beth Phoenix, Michael Cole, and Corey Graves. They welcome us to the show and inform us that tonight we’ll see the last quarter-final match of the tournament with Lana and Rusev taking on the team of Bobby Roode and Charlotte. As always they show us how to use a phone before the two teams make their way down to the ring.
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So this past week I discovered an excellent podcast titled Keep It 2000 and binge-listened to all 25 episodes that currently exist. The show reviews episodes of WCW Monday Nitro from the year 2000 and is so utterly hilarious that I decided to start playing along at home and jump on with the episode they will cover in the next installment of their podcast. This is that episode.
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We are welcomed to another episode of Mixed Match Challenge by our hosts for the evening: Michael Cole, Beth Phoenix, and Corey Graves. Corey Graves attempts to demonstrate how to use Facebook Live or whatever but doesn’t really succeed so we check out Rusev and Lana backstage where Rusev is chanting, “CRUSH! CRUSH! CRUSH!” while Lana dicks around on her phone. Elsewhere Charlotte and Bobby Roode are also dicking around on phones.
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From time to time I’ve got 40 minutes to kill and a desire to see mid-90s WCW wrestlers squash dudes in short, nothing matches. Today was one of those days so I checked out an episode of WCW Pro from 1996. Our hosts for this morning are Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes and “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko. Let’s get down to the ring for action!
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We’re at some arena in Cincinnati, Ohio for the first WCW PPV of 2000, Souled Out after some fireworks and screaming maniacs with signs are shown we join our broadcast team for the evening: Tony Schiavone, Professor Iron “Mike” Tenay, and Bobby “The Brain” Heenan.
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It’s Tuesday night which means it’s time for another action packed installment of Mixed Match Challenge. The commentary team welcomes us to the show and teaches us how we could use Facebook Watch if we happened to live in the only country in the world where that feature is available and then tells us that the team of Naomi and Jimmy Uso are chatting online right now.
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It’s time for another twenty minutes or so of mixed tag team action! Our announce team is, as always, Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and WWE Hall of Famer, Beth Phoenix. There’s no fucking around this week as we go immediately to the ring to Walk With Elias…
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Back before the WWE Network, 18 “Monthly Specials” and 900 hours of broadcast television a week there was scant little wrestling to watch. Sure there was stuff like Jim Crockett Promotions/NWA/WCW on the Superstation and the AWA on ESPN but that sort of stuff didn’t really appeal much to children. The WWF, however, had just the thing to meet the wrestling needs of small children across the United States: Coliseum Videos.
These tapes would have a few matches, often “Coliseum Video exclusives” filmed either at house shows or as dark matches during Wrestling Challenge tapings alongside goofy backstage stuff and profiles on various wrestlers. For those of us who became wrestling fans in the 80s or early 90s the Coliseum Videos became an integral part of our fandom, frequently being rented from the local video rental store and watched repeatedly. So when the WWE recently dumped a bunch of them up on the WWE Network, I for one was very excited.
While a lot of the matches on these tapes weren’t exactly five-star mat classics there are some hidden classics as well as matches that I, for whatever reason, thought were great when I was ten years old. Today we’re going to check on what is probably the pinnacle of the Coliseum Videos, 1993’s Smack ‘Em Whack ‘Em.
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