Summer’s upon us which now means it’s time for a WWE tournament that people get super amped up for. Last year we had the Cruiserweight Classic. This year it’s the women’s turn with the Mae Young Classic.
It looks like WWE is putting up some of the qualifying matches on YouTube so today we get Bianca Belair fresh out of the WWE Performance Center going up against perennial enhancement talent Aliyah in a qualifying match. Bianca looks pretty good here and could be a decent addition to the Women’s Division in NXT.
Also hat-tip to whoever decided, “Hey, for this women’s tournament we should maybe have a female referee.”
Recorded on December 19, 1985 at the Sun Dome in Tampa, the fourth installment of Saturday Night’s Main Event aired on January 4 of the following year. As is the case with all of these shows we start with some random promos before the actual event gets underway.
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Time for an ECW Supercard! One that’s not available on the WWE Network as of writing this. This one is coming to us from the ECW Arena on May 14, 1994. We start things off with more or less the same opening montage that begins every 1994 episode of ECW TV before heading down to the ring for action. ECW! ECW! ECW!
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Rich Swann and Tozawa are having a conversation in Japanese about Swann’s upcoming match with Neville. Swann says he’s going to dance his way into the title scene again. Titus O’Neil arrives to talk to Tozawa again. He says there could be a place in the Titus Brand for Swann too, but Swann’s like, “I’ll think about it, but I gotta go.” Titus tells him to do something about his hair because he’s not The Weeknd as Swann heads off.
Titus talks about how he’s ready to take the Titus Brand international and has a contract for Tozawa, but Tozawa just stares at him. Titus is like, “You drive a hard bargain,” and the offers Tozawa an extra 5% on his merchandise sales and talks about his idea for a Tozawa Towel (like the Terrible Towel but Tozawa based I suppose). Again Tozawa says nothing, so Titus tells him to think about it because on Raw next Monday he’ll have an offer that Tozawa can’t refuse.
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It’s time for another installment of NXT, coming at you previously recorded from Full Sail University in Orlando, Florida. Tonight our main event pits two of NXT’s best strikers against one another as the undefeated Aleister Black takes on Kassius Ohno in the main event.
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This is a weird match. Nexus is there as lumberjacks. Cena beats them up and then just bails as The Undertaker shows up about halfway through so he and Kane can fight in the audience.
Matt Striker is on commentary doing his usual, Myspace emo-kid poetry commentary shtick. While it’s fine for Lucha Underground, it’s really awkward here. Todd Grisham is also on commentary, because Michael Cole apparently needs to seem hip and exciting.
2010 WWE is weird as fuck.
It’s time for another installment of Saturday Night’s Main Event. This one took place a couple days after Halloween so the opening montage of promos features a bunch of dudes in costumes while the music from the Halloween movie franchise plays in the background.
We’ve got Mean Gene dressed up as a pumpkin with Bobby Heenan dressed up as Davy Crockett getting ready for some sort of Halloween festivities. Gene asks if Heenan’s hat is a weasel, he insists that it’s a raccoon. Heenan is practicing for the pumpkin dunk later this evening.
What’s a pumpkin dunk you ask? It’s like bobbing for apples, but instead of apples there are pumpkins, and instead of water the tub is filled with chocolate for some reason. Maybe because they’re in Hersey, PA for this installment.
We head next to Hulk Hogan screaming about his upcoming match with Big John Studd and King Kong Bundy. You can tell he’s serious because he’s got his droopy ass headband on again. The last time he had that on he prevented a nuclear holocaust.
Andre shows up and chops him in the chest and is like, “Yo chillax Hogan, let’s go get ready for our match.”
Roddy Piper is dressed as Superman and is chilling with Jesse Ventura who is wearing a costume that’s probably more conservative than his normal attire. Ventura talks about how happy he is that Piper fucked up the Hillbilly wedding during the last Saturday Night’s Main Event.
Mean Gene is standing by with newcomers Terry Funk and “The Mouth of the South” Jimmy Hart. Funk says that he’ll house train the JYD in their match tonight. Mean Gene criticizes Funk for having a mouth full of chaw, so Terry Funk spits it into the camera and we go to the Saturday Night’s Main Event intro.
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Tonight three women will step into the ring and jostle for the NXT Championship. It’s going to be an elimination match pitting Ruby Riot and Nikki Cross against the reigning champion, Asuka.
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This is the historic first episode of Impact. Prior to this TNA had just done weekly PPVs. There’s an opening montage of a bunch of exciting stuff from previous TNA events. We then get an off-camera Professor Iron “Mike” Tenay introducing the show as the camera pans around the Universal Studios Arena.
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“WE ARE ON THE BRINK OF AN INTERNATIONAL CRISIS!” screams Mean Gene Okerlund.
What’s he talking about? Why the upcoming flag match between Nikolai Volkoff and Hulk Hogan of course!
Nikolai will not have a guilty conscious if the USSR launches nukes at the US because of the outcome of his flag match with Hulk Hogan. Hell, he says he’ll push the button himself. Or at least that’s what I think he said…it was a pretty marble-mouthed promo.
Hogan is standing by wearing the droopiest headband of all time. He vows to make sure that the only flag ever to fly in the US and A is the red, white and blue because he won’t have the little Hulkamaniacs being indoctrinated by a goddamn Bolshevik.
And now to domestic affairs! Mean Gene’s standing by with Hillbilly Jim and Uncle Elmer because there’s a hillbilly wedding taking place tonight provided we survive the nuclear strike that the Hogan vs. Volkoff match is sure to cause. Roddy Piper shows up to mock Uncle Elmer because Piper is the best and we go to the opening credits.
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