The SmarK Rant for Prime Time Wrestling – 06.22.87
I forgot how much I enjoyed this show before doing it again last week.
Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Bobby Heenan
The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.27.23
I was gonna take a pass on this one and maybe volunteer at a homeless shelter or something tonight to assist the less fortunate, but then they announced that JEFF JARRETT IS GETTING A SHOT AT THE INTERNATIONAL TITLE and I was all in again! Tonight is the night! The champagne is on ice!
Live from Denver Omelette
Your hosts are Excalibur & Taz
The SmarK Rant for WWE Smackdown – 09.26.02
Last week: Unforgiven 2002 happened. I reviewed it and a lot of people read it. You must like me or something.
Taped from San Diego, CA. I believe the Spanish named it for “a whale’s vagina”.
Your hosts are Michael Cole & Tazz. It’s driving me crazy to alternate between “Tazz” on WWE shows and “Taz” on AEW shows. PICK A NUMBER OF Z’s, MAN!
The SmarK Rant for Getting Rowdy: The Unreleased Matches of Roddy Piper
So this one caught me off guard, to say the least. I was saying they should do another Unreleased set after I had the reviewed the original one and the Savage one, and they DID. I found it at my local Sunrise Records yesterday, and it turns out that it was released in 2019, which shows you how dead the DVD market is now for WWE because I had no idea about it. I don’t think this one was even released on Blu Ray. Apparently this was some kind of tie-in with Ronda Rousey’s debut and a sequel to the original set.
This is 2 discs, covering about six hours total.
The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 12.09.96
(HOUSEKEEPING NOTE: As we hit 1997, I actually don’t have the first 5 episodes of Nitro done as standalone episodes, only as a part of the “Monday Night War” show on WWE 24/7. So we’ll be getting some fresh rants of those once we get there again and you have that to look forward to.)
Live from Charlotte, NC, drawing 6400.
Your hosts are Tony and Larry.
The SmarK Rant for WWE Unforgiven 2002 – 09.22.02
Of course I haven’t watched this show since the original airing and rant, so we’ll see if it’s less angering to me now that I’m not particularly invested in it.
Live from Los Angeles, CA, drawing 16000 with a 0.57 buyrate.
Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler for RAW and Michael Cole & Tazz for Smackdown.
The SmarK Rant for Prime Time Wrestling – 06.17.87
Fair warning, I’m on vacation for one more week.
Going back again to fill in the gaps from the WWE 24/7 era because I haven’t reviewed an episode since that period in time we shall not speak of. For some reason this episode is June 17, even though it should really be June 15. Maybe USA pre-empted it to a Wednesday that week for some reason, I dunno.
Your hosts are Bobby Heenan & Gorilla Monsoon, who immediately confirm that it’s a special Wednesday edition of the show. I know you were all losing sleep over that one like me.
The SmarK Rant for WWE Saturday Morning Slam – 08.25.12
Goddammit Microsoft updated Office and now it’s messing with ALL OF MY SHIT and completely reset all my autocorrect nonsense and preferences.
Anyway, some videos of this show came upon my timeline and I pledged to review the crap out of it if given a chance, and lo and behold a magic Google Drive folder appeared shortly after and made itself known to me.
The SmarK Rant for AEW Dynamite – 09.13.23
Live from Cincy, with a crowd that makes Saskatoon’s turnout look like Wembley. Piling on their domestic attendance problems is a tired bit but they really need to run smaller arenas because the place is dark and looks empty tonight.
Your hosts are Excalibur, Taz & Tony Schiavone
The SmarK Rant for WWF Monday Night RAW – 12.02.96
(I finally got to see Oppenheimer last night so I was out late and it’s repost time as a result! Also it’s amazing and I hope it sweeps the Oscars because it’s probably GONNA. Also yes the bomb scene nearly made me poop myself, I can admit it.)
(Also no matching Nitro rant for this week because all I have is the crappy 24/7 “Monday Night Wars” version because I never bothered to do a fresh one, and I really hate my stuff from that time.)
Taped from New Haven, CT
Your hosts are Vince McMahon & Jerry Lawler