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SmartMark15

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In Topic: Best weekly TV run?

05 December 2017 - 10:36 PM

 

WCW October 1990 to May 1991 Saturday Night is pretty good along with some Main Events sprinkled in as follow ups to angles and matches that are promoted. I am sure with the Dangerous Alliance coming up (Just getting to October), the television will continue to improve with all of them involved. 

 

Probably a good place for me to say that Run The Gauntlet is one of my favorite TV booking ideas ever.

 

 

Just looked it up and it is a rather clever idea. Simple but a good use of TV with just enough kayfabe stakes. 

 

Speaking of gauntlets, I rather enjoyed the Smackdown Title Contender Series on the post-SummerSlam 02 SD! Winner of each match moves on to meet another opponent and so on and so on until the last winner gets a shot at Brock. Great episode plot that gave us a good series of matches including a strong Eddie-Edge opener and a really fun Benoit-Angle-Taker main event. 


In Topic: Brock Lesnar vs AJ Styles (WWE Survivor Series 11/19/17)

05 December 2017 - 07:21 PM

I also gotta say I love the Brock supporters coming out hard in this thread. I was kinda embarrassed how high I went with him in my (very WCW/WWE-centric) GWE list, so its nice to hear that others agree that Lesnar, at his best, is a helluva performer.


A lot of people have (rightfully) credited Styles' 2016 as one of the great rookie years in WWE but Brock's 2002 was jusr as ridiculously good. And Brock didn't have a decade of experience around the world going into that run.

In Topic: Best weekly TV run?

05 December 2017 - 03:58 AM

TNA during 2012 was a joy to watch week to week. Solid booking with compelling character work that had me thinking that this company has finally got their act together.

 

Was this the year of the initial Manhattan Center run? I recall those shows getting a lot of buzz and love at the time that they came out. 


In Topic: Best weekly TV run?

03 December 2017 - 06:00 PM

Watching some Raws from post-Rumble 2000. As fantastic as the top stories are--HHH as the heel champ and Rock chasing at him, Big Show playing the #2 heel, the red hot tag division--the stuff that doesn't age well ages miserably. Specifically, anything involving women on these shows is most likely absolute dogshit. Chyna seems to be the only one for the most part immune from it.

In Topic: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar vs Undertaker - No Mercy 2002 Hell In A Cell

02 December 2017 - 11:47 PM

For me, still easily the best Hell in a Cell match in history. This is Tully-Magnum levels of bloody, hate filled, and violent. Lesnar's performance is fantastic and well documented. The guy is just great at pro wrestling. Taker deserves a lot of credit here too. I legitimately for most of the match believed that his hand was broken and that's important. He does let go of that selling towards the end but I can chalk that up to adrenaline as well as the painkiller he took earlier in the PPV. Bloody and violent. I think that this is one of the truest HiaC matches there is up there with the original Badd Blood incarnation.

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