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#1481 iamthedoctor

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Posted 01 May 2018 - 09:18 AM

WWE 2001 February.

 

Been quite interesting but man interference after interference in most matches.

 

If this happened today there would be outrage.



#1482 BruiserBrody

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Posted 06 May 2018 - 12:18 AM

http://culturecrossf...champions-1985/

World Class presents a mammoth tag team battle with the Von Erichs and Freebirds forming a shaky alliance to battle the One Man Gang, Kamala, Rip Oliver, Chris Adams, Gino Hernandez and Dr. Death in a mammoth two ring brawl for big money and bragging rights. Kevin Von Erich also takes on Ric Flair with the NWA World title on the line, the Fantastics tangle with the Midnight Express, Kerry Von Erich fights the One Man Gang, Gary Hart provides some awesome managerial moments and Marc Lowrance delivers some fine bits on commentary. A huge crowd braves the Texas heat to see all this and other action!  



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Posted 07 May 2018 - 10:55 PM

A 1997(?) Missouri-based upstart with TV featuring Iron Sheik, Greg Valentine and Bob Backlund, with Gordon Solie on commentary. Was this Gordon's last on-air gig?

 



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Posted 12 May 2018 - 05:47 PM

Catching up on the last two SUP shows on Powerbomb. On Achy Breaky Heart right now and it's a terrific show.

#1485 BruiserBrody

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Posted 13 May 2018 - 12:25 AM

http://culturecrossf...-greatest-hits/

The WWF's "Greatest Hits" include a collection of previously aired TV matches strung together for a VHS release: This includes Kerry Von Erich tangling with Mr. Perfect (with special guest ring announcer Ted Dibiase), Hulk Hogan and Tugboat clashing with Rhythm and Blues. the Ultimate Warrior battling the Million Dollar Man, the Bossman butting heads with the Barbarian and the Model grappling with Marty Jannetty 



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 11:24 AM

http://culturecrossf...ent-1-may-1985/

The first ever edition of Saturday Night's Main Event sees Vince McMahon pull out his celebrity big guns for the first wrasslin' show on network TV in decades! Paul Orndorff is given a hard push to the top of the babyface ranks, The Animal finds a new friend. The Fabulous Moolah pulls rank in the ring. Vince's love for black stereotypes shows up. Plus there's even some wrestling in between the comedy bits, promos, and other ballyhoo!  



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Posted 25 May 2018 - 02:03 PM

I just started watching ECW Hardcore TV from the very first episode. It's not a bad show per se -- or at least as bad as I thought when I first started watching these a while back.

 

The episodes are around 45 minutes and the matches are pretty short and not very good or at least they haven't been very good so far, but they aren't particularly awful either.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 02:45 PM

I was watching King of the Ring 2000 over the last week. For as much praise WWF 2000 gets this was a complete shit-show layed out like during the darkest Attitude days. The tournament itself was a complete afterthought full of 3-5 minute TV matches, most of the pairing were already done on Raw or Smackdown during the previous weeks. Additionally you had a bullshit finish opening the show. Then there was the Stooges special in a match that was booked for an audience of one. The Dudleys vs. DX match was as misogynistic as anything Vince Russo ever booked, including indicated oral rape by both D-Von and Bubba Ray and a powerbomb through a table against Tori. The six man tag main event was McMahon-tastic in the worst kind of way. The best thing on the show was the four teams elimination match.



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Posted 26 May 2018 - 06:48 PM

I just started watching ECW Hardcore TV from the very first episode. It's not a bad show per se -- or at least as bad as I thought when I first started watching these a while back.

 

The episodes are around 45 minutes and the matches are pretty short and not very good or at least they haven't been very good so far, but they aren't particularly awful either.

I started from January 1995 and am up to February 1996. It's such an easy show to watch. Angles are great, amazing promos and the occasional awesome match to boot.



#1490 Migs

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 05:53 AM

I just started watching ECW Hardcore TV from the very first episode. It's not a bad show per se -- or at least as bad as I thought when I first started watching these a while back.

 

The episodes are around 45 minutes and the matches are pretty short and not very good or at least they haven't been very good so far, but they aren't particularly awful either.

 

It doesn't look like the show it would become until August of '94. Before that, it's much closer to an old style TV show with squashes and the like. 



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Posted 29 May 2018 - 07:05 AM

Been watching 96 Nitros.

Savage being outsmarted and beatdown by the Horsemen and nWo for the whole year is something very few top names would let happen to them for fear of "looking weak"

DiBiase backed nWo making entrances through the crowd and cutting promos there was awesome.

Faces of Fear are so awesome and every match has Barb breaking out a big move that the crowd goes nuts for.

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Posted 02 June 2018 - 09:12 PM

I watched Koko Ware vs Ric Flair for the NWA title in Memphis. Flair said Lawler and Dundee ducked him because they did not want to lose. So they send Koko out. 

Dusty is at ringside trying to give Ware some credibility. Despite this being a very good match, the fans are dead because everybody knew Koko was there to lose. The finishing stretch was ridiculous with Dundee interfering and Koko getting a leg on the rope. Ric Flair should be able to pin Koko Ware cleanly. This is why Crockett started limiting Flair's bookings. 



#1493 BruiserBrody

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 02:05 AM

I watched Koko Ware vs Ric Flair for the NWA title in Memphis. Flair said Lawler and Dundee ducked him because they did not want to lose. So they send Koko out. 

Dusty is at ringside trying to give Ware some credibility. Despite this being a very good match, the fans are dead because everybody knew Koko was there to lose. The finishing stretch was ridiculous with Dundee interfering and Koko getting a leg on the rope. Ric Flair should be able to pin Koko Ware cleanly. This is why Crockett started limiting Flair's bookings. 

So at least he was only booked weak in front of his home audience?

 

 

 Roddy Piper fails to show up for his tag team war with Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Snuka, but that doesn't stop things from being so wild that a mild riot breaks out with the fans at the end of the battle. The Junkyard Dog gets another crack at IC champ Greg Valentine...and the rest of the card is true dreck as a parade of squashes and jobber matches pollute the rest of this Boston card from May 1985. 



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:39 AM

went back and started watching NXT from mid 2012 when they re-branded and moved to Full Sail 

 

I'm up to the tournament to crown the first champ, which includes a fantastic Rollins vs McIntyre match that is on the 8/1/12 episode, if anyone is interested in checking it out 



#1495 SomethingSavage

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:58 AM

I remember really digging Rollins/Jinder in the finals of that tournament at the time. I'd be curious to go back & see how that holds up.

 

Their rematch, with Mahal in full 3MB gear, is entirely forgettable and failed to leave any real impression.

 

Curtis Axel (still working with that awful fake last name, I believe?) was another standout on those early shows. Tyson Kidd, too.



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:42 AM

I remember really digging Rollins/Jinder in the finals of that tournament at the time. I'd be curious to go back & see how that holds up.

 

Their rematch, with Mahal in full 3MB gear, is entirely forgettable and failed to leave any real impression.

 

Curtis Axel (still working with that awful fake last name, I believe?) was another standout on those early shows. Tyson Kidd, too.

 

Yeah, as McGillicutty. They had a real solid match at the first episode from Full Sail that would have been more memorable if it hadn't been the first taping and filmed in front of a rather sparse crowd. 

 

Kidd also has been a highlight. He even pulls a good match out of Camacho.



#1497 SomethingSavage

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:34 PM

Doesn't Justin Gabriel get introduced into that mix fairly soon, too?

Sorry. I watched it all back at the tail end of 2012, but I honestly don't think I've seen any of it since. I know the Gabriel/Kidd team was a thing during Tyson's 2014 main event run, but I *think* I remember them doing a similar deal early on also.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:57 PM

Doesn't Justin Gabriel get introduced into that mix fairly soon, too?
Sorry. I watched it all back at the tail end of 2012, but I honestly don't think I've seen any of it since. I know the Gabriel/Kidd team was a thing during Tyson's 2014 main event run, but I *think* I remember them doing a similar deal early on also.


he has shown up a few times and is in the tournament

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:51 AM

http://culturecrossf...rk-supertape-4/

Supertape 4 has a number of fun clashes. This includes the Big Bossman facing Bobby Heenan, plus another encounter where the lawman brawls with the Earthquake. A rare babyface vs babyface encounter has Tito Santana grappling with Koko B. Ware. The Ultimate Warrior defends America against Sgt. Slaughter, Mr. Perfect tangles with the Texas Tornado, plus the Tugboat and Undertaker have a Botchamania worthy match and the LOD rout the Orient Express! 






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