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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Welcome everyone to another action-packed episode of Mixed Match Challenge. As always our hosts for the evening are Michael Cole, Corey Graves, and Beth Phoenix. They spend a couple minutes teaching us how to swipe right on our phones to make emoticons appear if we happen to actually be watching on Facebook Live rather than some random sketchy download because Facebook Live doesn’t exist in our countries of residence. They then inform us that we need to get our last minute votes in to pick who will serve as the special guest referee for this match: Kurt Angle or Daniel Bryan before we get down to the ring for action.
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Time for some more WWECW. This week we’re getting extreme in Roanoke, VA. Tazz and Joey Styles are our announcers for the evening and we’re kicking things off with an Extreme Rules match.
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It’s time for another installment of WWE’s Mixed Match Challenge. This week we’ve got the team of Sami Zayn and Becky Lynch taking on Braun Strowman and Alexa Bliss. Our announce team is, as always, Corey Graves, Michael Cole and Beth Phoenix. They congratulate Beth on her appearance in the Royal Rumble and show a videos of Sami and Becky dancing with UNICEF people and Strowman attempting to teach Bliss to flip over a midsized sedan. This is why I love this goofy ass show.
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Welcome everyone to Monday Night Raw coming to you live from the Manhattan Center with your hosts Good Ol’ JR and Jerry “The King” Lawler. We’ve got the old wailing siren of yore and the entire thing is set up like an episode of Raw from 1993, complete with an ICOPRO banner.
Lawler promises that this will be the most memorable Raw ever. It would turn out that he was either gravely mistaken or outright lying…
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