ECW Hardcore TV (April 5, 1993)

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This is from the first episode of ECW. There’d apparently been a couple pilot episodes before this but this is their first shot at the big time and they kick things off with a tournament for the newly created Television Championship that two guys had already held prior to this show taking place.

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ECW Hardcore TV (February 7, 1995)

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We start things off with the Public Enemy making their way out to the ring for their Tag Team Title match against the challengers of Sabu and The Tazmaniac. This footage is from Double Tables, but because I’m watching it on the WWE Network instead of a VHS cassette, “Here Comes the Hotstepper,” has been replaced by some generic hip-hop beat. The crowd doesn’t seem to mind though and dutifully puts their hands in the air and waves them as if they just don’t care all the same.

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NXT (November 22, 2017)

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Time for some WarGames aftermath! NXT begins this week with a video package summarizing what went down at WarGames before we head to the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas for tonight’s episode of NXT.

Later in the night Mauro claims that there are two rings set up not because these matches were recorded prior to the WarGames PPV but rather because the Toyota Center is the home of WarGames and thus always has a two ring setup going on. I laughed. Continue reading “NXT (November 22, 2017)”

WWE Saturday Morning Slam (May 11, 2013)

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As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end. That includes Saturday Morning Slam, of which this is sadly the final installment (to date at least), coming to us previously recorded from the UK. But Voiceover Guy claims that Saturday Morning Slam GM, Mick Foley, is going to make history today. So I guess we’re going out with a bang!

They then announce that Foley’s sign a huge tag team match for the main event that will pit the team of Randy Orton and Sheamus against the stars of Saturday Morning Slam, the Prime Time Players. That’s not all though, earlier today something transpired backstage that led to Foley signing another huge match.

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WWE Saturday Morning Slam (May 4, 2013)

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Voiceover Guy introduces us to another exciting episode of Saturday Morning Slam and informs us that our opening bout will see Jey Uso take on Darren Young. Maybe “exciting” is a little bit too strong…

We get a little video package about Jey Uso and Darren Young which is pretty decent for people who are new to WWE circa 2013 and have no idea who these cats are.

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WWE Royal Rumble 2009 (January 25, 2009)

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Of the “Big Four” WWE PPVs my favorite has always been the Royal Rumble. Sure WrestleMania has bigger marquee matches but there’s something awesome about seeing a bunch of dudes clubbering one another and tossing each other out of the ring and seeing what random legend they bring back in to throw a couple dudes out of the ring before ultimately getting eliminated.

Today we’re going to take a look at the 2009 edition of the Royal Rumble coming to us from the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit.

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WWE 205 Live (November 7, 2017)

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We start things off with a recap of Pete Dunne showing up on Raw last night and beating the fuck out of Enzo at the behest of General Manager, Kurt Angle. Enzo was none too pleased in the post-match interview they showed.

We get the opening video deal and then it’s off to Manchester, England for tonight’s episode of 205 Live. Our commentary team for the evening is, as usual, Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness. They spoil SmackDown and then run down the card for the evening before tossing it to the ring for the debut of…

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