NXT (August 1, 2018)

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The era of Tommaso Ciampa as NXT champion starts now! We start things off with “In Memory To…” cards for Nikolai Volkoff and Brian Christopher both of whom passed away this week. We then get a recap of the NXT title match week and Ciampa’s shocking victory over Aleister Black before going to the opening video package.

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NXT (July 25, 2018)

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The NXT Championship is on the line tonight so we start the show off with a video highlight the events leading up to tonight’s match up. Both men talk about devils and stuff. As is often the case with WWE produced video packages this was really well done and made the match between the two seem like a huge deal.

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WWE Saturday Morning Slam (September 22, 2012)

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Time for another edition of Saturday Morning Slam from 2012. Voice Over Guy tells us that today is all about the Intercontinental Championship before informing us that today’s match will see Long Island Iced-Z, Zack Ryder, taking on Future NXT Dad, William “Steven” Regal. This is apparently the only televised singles match these two men have ever had.

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NXT (April 4, 2018)

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We start things off this week with a brief video package about Dusty Rhodes and the previous Dusty Tag Team Classic events before going to the NXT Command Center where Charly Caruso is standing by. She hypes tonight’s Dusty Classic finals and confirms that Bobby Fish is injured and will be out of action this Saturday. The winners tonight will face Undisputed Era in New Orleans for the NXT Tag Team Titles.

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WCW Pro (January 6, 1996)

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From time to time I’ve got 40 minutes to kill and a desire to see mid-90s WCW wrestlers squash dudes in short, nothing matches. Today was one of those days so I checked out an episode of WCW Pro from 1996. Our hosts for this morning are Chris Cruise, Dusty Rhodes and “The Living Legend” Larry Zbyszko. Let’s get down to the ring for action!

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WWE Raw 25 (January 22, 2018)

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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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WWF Raw (March 25, 2002)

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This seemingly random episode of Raw is actually a historically important one as it was the first WWE Draft and the episode that would begin the Brand Split Era. We start things off with a cold open that features Linda McMahon boringly explain the concept of the draft to those of us watching at home as well as a gaggle of WWE wrestlers watching in the locker room.

There will be twenty picks tonight overall between the two brands: Raw (with General Manager Ric Flair) and Smackdown (with General Manager Vince McMahon). The remaining superstars will be put in a draft lottery on WWF.com after Raw ends or something.

She goes on to say that since Triple H, Jericho, and Stephanie McMahon will be competing in a match for the Undisputed Heavyweight Championship none of them are able to be drafted. Steve Austin is also ineligible since he apparently had something written into his contract that said, “In the event of a Brand Split leading to a Draft I, Stone Cold Steve Austin, become a free agent and that’s the bottom line cuz Stone Cold said so.” I guess he was legit having a contract dispute at the time and it was unclear if he’d resign or not and this is what they came up with.

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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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