WWE Saturday Morning Slam (March 23, 2013)

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Why am I reviewing another episode of WWE Saturday Morning Slam that’s nearly five years old at this point? Because they’re on YouTube and sometimes I’ve got 22 minutes to kill during my lunch break, that’s why.

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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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WCW Monday Nitro (September 4, 1995)

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This is the very first episode of Monday Nitro and the opening salvo of what would become the “Monday Night Wars.” We are at the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota for some reason and our hosts for the evening are apparently Eric Bischoff and Steve “Mongo” McMichael.

This is Mongo’s first show with WCW and Bischoff tells him, “You made it to the big leagues, buddy,” which is a reference to Mongo’s brief stint in the WWF during the feud between Lawrence Taylor and Bam Bam Bigelow. I guess, then, that this is the first shot Bischoff would take at the WWF during an episode of Nitro.

They bring out Bobby “The Brain” Heenan in an effort to make the commentary team not completely awful. Heenan offers Mongo a handshake and then yells out in pain because Mongo has a joy buzzer or something.

With all that out of the way we head down to the ring (which appears to have been set up in the middle of the food court) for action!

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WCW WrestleWar ’91 (February 24, 1991)

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With William “Steven” Regal recently announcing a WarGames match for the upcoming NXT pay per view special I decided to go back and watch some old WarGames matches to get me super excited. Since I’d also been randomly watching WCW from 1991 it made sense for me to watch the WarGames match from that year, so let’s go back to February 24, 1991 for WrestleWar ’91!

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WWE 205 Live (October 31, 2017)

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We kick things off with highlights of Drew Gulak’s recent campaign against Akira Tozawa before the opening theme. From there we head to ringside where we are joined by Vic Joseph and Nigel McGuinness.

Vic promises that this is guaranteed to be the spookiest edition of 205 Live ever, which I guess is accurate since it’s the first Halloween themed episode the show has ever had. He and Nigel run down tonight’s card and then it’s time for action. Safe, sensible action…

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WCW Main Event (December 29, 1991)

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We’re joined by Tony “The Greatest Night In The History of Our Sport” Schiavone and Missy “I Don’t Blow Jobbers” Hyatt in the WCW Command Center for an action packed episode of WCW Main Event.

They make some small talk about Christmas and Missy says that the only thing that was wrong was people had a hard time getting the entire Neiman Marcus store into her house as gifts. Schiavone no sells it and starts talking about the upcoming Battlebowl match at Starrcade, which will begin in an hour’s time. Schiavone wants Missy’s pick for the man who’s going to win it all. She hems and haws a bit so Tony says he’ll get her pick later and throws it down to the ring for action!

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FMW Battle Creation (December 10, 1989)

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Time for some late 80s Japanese sleaze! Today I watched a random FMW tape. This is a review of that tape. As is often the case with Japanese wrestling tapes from the 80s and 90s a lot of these matches are clipped so I’m going to forego giving stuff ratings unless I’m pretty certain I saw the majority of the match (or if I can find the match in full on Youtube and watch it there). Let’s get it on!

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