Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are in the booth, concluding the tapings in Springfield, Illinois. Superstars has a new opening where WWF Champion the Ultimate Warrior is charged with electricity and shoots lasers out of his eyes toward the sky.
On All-American Wrestling there was an exclusive squash match where Tugboat (23-0) defeated Tom Stone after a splash at 1:31
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary and they are taped from Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Heenan is still trying to win over the Big Bossman by wearing his hat. He runs away when Monsoon tells him that the Bossman will be in the opener.
Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper handle commentary, calling the action from Springfield, Illinois. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on October 9. Piper comes out with a white sheet over his head and carrying a pumpkin, lest his intentions be misconstrued from his actions at WrestleMania VI.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan host this evening’s show. Heenan says he can solve the problems in the Middle East by sending the Big Bossman’s mother because it will cause Iraqi forces to flee Kuwait. Monsoon threatens Heenan with more fines for unsavory jokes, causing Heenan to beg Monsoon not to do it because he needs the money to sponsor needy families for Christmas.
Our three-week period of balloting for the 2022 Doomies has concluded with 240 people submitting final ballots for this year’s awards. Thanks to everyone for voting as the 240 ballots shattered out past marks of participation, so we will be keeping the nomination + final ballot format going forward in the future.
I included the top three finishers for each category below, but if you wish to see a percentage breakdown of votes you can find them at this link. If you wish to see how nominations went to get to the top five, you can find them at this link. Note that the tiebreaker was number of first place votes and then number of second places votes.
Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper do commentary for the show, which was taped from the Superstars cycle in Toledo, Ohio. The show has an “Oktoberfest” theme. Its television rating could not be found.
Demolition talk about all of the destruction they are going to unleash on the Ultimate Warrior and the Legion of Doom.
There were forty-seven nomination ballots submitted for this year’s Doomie awards, the recognized symbol of excellence in wrestling blogging. I have tallied those ballots and the top five (and ties) have moved onto the final round of balloting. This year this will take place on a Google Form and you will vote for one choice for each category (or the categories you choose to vote for). Thank you to those who participated in the nomination round.
Click here to access the ballot. You do not need to respond to every question, but you will need to sign into Google to cast your ballot. Balloting will close at midnight on Saturday.
Results will be released on Tuesday, January 25.
Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are in the booth and they are taped from Toledo, Ohio.
Hacksaw Jim Duggan’s squash of Paul Diamond from Prime Time Wrestling starts the broadcast.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are in the studio for tonight’s show.
Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Heenan are doing commentary, kicking off a television taping in Flint, Michigan. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, the taping took place on September 19.
Vince McMahon and Roddy Piper are in the booth, starting a new television taping in Toledo, Ohio. According to thehistoryofwwe.com, this taping took place on September 18.
Randy Savage’s squash from Prime Time Wrestling begins the telecast.
As has been the custom for the last seven years, early January signals the time for the Doomies, where the Blog votes on and bestows honors to the best and worst of professional wrestling in 2021.
This year voting will be different than previous years. There will be a 10 day period of nominations for all categories, which will be tabulated with the traditional formula of a first place vote getting 5 points, a second place vote 3 points, and a third place vote 1 point. After tabulating nominations, the top 5 will then be moved to a winner take all voting process on a Google Form where people will vote for one of the nominees. That voting process will take a week. The new process will a few extra days, but should produce a greater consensus around a winner, something that has not happened in some categories over the years.
Another change is that there will be a “Men’s Wrestler of the Year” category. There will still be an overall category of “Wrestler of the Year,” which can include votes for men’s and women’s wrestlers. Previous Wrestler of the Year winners will be grandfathered in as winners of the “Men’s Wrestler of the Year” category.
And again, a reminder that “Commenter of the Year” is not a writer award but for any of your favorite people to talk to in the comments section of the Blog. Another reminder that traditionally if a company does a “brand split” that the brands are considered separate promotions.
Additional voting information is included after a brief history of the awards: