NWA:TNA Weekly PPV #45 (May 21, 2003)

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I’m diving back into the old days of TNA with another one of their weekly PPVs. This is PPV #45 from May 21, 2003. Why am I watching this one? Because it was randomly on an external hard drive I found while cleaning up my office the other day. I have no idea what’s going on with TNA at this point.

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W*ING The Curse of the Barbed Wire Bat (June 4, 1995)

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It’s been way too long since I’ve reviewed any sleazy Japanese deathmatch shit from the 1990s so today we’re going to right that wrong and check out the W*ING tape, The Curse of the Barbed Wire Bat. Steel yourself for lots of brawling and dudes in dodgy monster masks bleeding profusely!

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ECW Hardcore Heaven ’95 (July 1, 1995)

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This is a show I’d heard a lot about back in the day when I was into real sleazy garbage wrestling and shit like that because of the Taipei Deathmatch but I’d never actually seen it until I got the WWE Network and watched it, which automatically makes it 90% less sleazy than it would have been if I’d traded a 3rd generation tape of the Big Japan Supermarket Deathmatch for a dubbed copy of this, but whatever. Let’s get extreme!

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ECW (June 20, 2006)

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We get a cold open with a fortune teller (Shelly Martinez/Ariel/That Lady With the Boobs/etc.) using tarot cards to recap what happened on Raw the night before. Apparently ECW invaded and Sabu left John Cena bleeding. Tonight there will be a tag team event pitting Van Dam & Angle against Edge & Orton. For all the dumb shit WWE’s ECW did I think this is honestly a pretty cool way to recap a show.

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