This was another year-end “Best Of” episode of the Slam, but I watched it for the sake of completion, so here are some brief notes and such about what went down. The show begins with your friend and mine, Voice Over Guy, telling us that that this is another “Best Of” episode and explaining that in today’s main event we’ll see John Cena take on Heath Slater, but first one half of the tag team champions, Daniel Bryan, will be in action against Tyson Kidd.
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The era of Tommaso Ciampa as NXT champion starts now! We start things off with “In Memory To…” cards for Nikolai Volkoff and Brian Christopher both of whom passed away this week. We then get a recap of the NXT title match week and Ciampa’s shocking victory over Aleister Black before going to the opening video package.
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The Network is missing a week of WCCW which means Marc Lowrance’s promise from two weeks back is happening today! THE CHAMP IS HERE! No, not that Champ, the NWA World Heavyweight Champion circa March 1982, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair! Let’s see what Flair’s up to at the Sportatorium as we check in with another installment of World Class Championship Wrestling from 1982.
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We start things off with Johnny Saint standing in an NXT ring in Royal Albert Hall. This opening kind of ends up being a spoiler of things to come since the show didn’t air live. Saint does a voice over and talks about the history of grappling in the UK before we get the show open and head to the commentary team for the evening, Mauro Ranallo and Nigel McGuinness.
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So apparently the first year’s worth of episodes of Heat are up on the WWE Network now and since it’s nearly the 20th anniversary since the debut episode (and since I pretty much only want to watch hour long wrestling C-shows these days) I decided to check this one out.
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It’s time for another episode WCCW from 1982. Marc Lowrance is filling in on commentary this week for Gene Goodson. He’s joined by Kevin Von Erich to call the action. They run down the card for the evening. Apparently Kevin Von Erich will be pulling double duty tonight as he will also be facing Wild Bill Irwin in the main event.
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It’s been awhile since I’ve checked out any WCCW here so I’ve decided to rectify that and pick up where I left off. This week Gene Goodson is joined on commentary by David Von Erich. They give us a run down of the card and then throw to commercials because they’ve got bills to pay.
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The NXT Championship is on the line tonight so we start the show off with a video highlight the events leading up to tonight’s match up. Both men talk about devils and stuff. As is often the case with WWE produced video packages this was really well done and made the match between the two seem like a huge deal.
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We start the show off with a cold open of 205 Live’s GM, Drake Maverick, talking how on tonight’s historic episode of 205 Live from London, the stars of 205 Live will be going head to head with the stars of the WWE’s UK brand. He then tells us about the two huge matches he’s booked. First, there is a Fatal Four-Way between TJP, Kalisto, Kenny Williams and Tyler Bate. The main event will be a six man tag team match pitting the team of Cedric Alexander, Mustafa Ali, and Flash Morgan Webster against James Drake, Joseph Connors, and Drew Gulak.
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We open on a sunset-lit gymnasium. Cage, looking jacked as fuck, is doing curls when Dario Cueto opens. Cueto tells him, “I like a man who takes the bull by the horns, but, you my friend, you take the bull by the huevos,” and gives him a championship match against Prince Puma tonight.
Cage tells him that he will win the title tonight because he’s a machine. This week his declaration of being a machine is paired with a hard zoom on his eyes like something out of a 1970s kung fu movie. This owns so hard.
Time from Lucha Underground!
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