The SmarK Rant for Mid-South Wrestling – 06.15.82
Taped from Shreveport, LA
Your hosts are Boyd Pierce & Bill Watts
Happy Saturday Everyone!
Big weekend with an AEW pay per view taking place and, I believe, an NXT Takeover too. Hope you all have fun with whatever wrestling you choose to watch
Anyway, time for the Daily News Update; courtesy of the fine folk at ITR
I remember it being okay to be honest. There was a fear in some areas of the internet that she’d get seriously hurt, but she looked fine and carried her end well in a solid match
That is absolutely horrifying. I recommend giving his YouTube channel a look actually. It’s quite interesting and he seems like a pleasant dude
Don’t let Stephanie catch you saying that!!
Have a gooden everyone. Last week someone else covered the Sunday thread, so I think that’ll be the case this weekend as well, but I’ll keep a lookout anyway
And commiserations to any Italians for yesterday. Ooof, those Kiwis can pack a punch!
Date: September 29, 2023
Location: Golden 1 Center, Sacramento, California
Commentators: Michael Cole, Kevin Patrick, Corey Graves
We’re just over a week away from Fastlane and John Cena is going to need some help dealing with the Bloodline. Cena was laid out to end last week’s show and is currently heading into a handicap match next week. Other than that, it would be nice to get something else added to the card, as there are two matches set with eight days to go. Let’s get to it.
Vince McMahon Will Pay $2 Million Attorney Fees Related To WWE Return
Vince McMahon agreed to pay a hefty sum in attorney fees after returning to WWE in January.
‘Kayfabe’ Added To Merriam-Webster Dictionary
Merriam-Webster Dictionary has added an official definition for the word ‘kayfabe.’
The Young Bucks React To Fan Calling Them “Cancer Of Wrestling”
The Young Bucks issued statements reacting to a negative fan.
Becky Lynch Compares “Shameful” Debut To Shockmaster Botch
Becky Lynch would like to go back in time and redo her NXT debut.
Ring Of Honor
Date: September 28, 2023
Location: Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Commentators: Ian Riccaboni, Caprice Coleman
We’re back to the weekly show and there have been a lot of changes around here. In addition to Eddie Kingston winning the World Title last week, there are also new Six Man Tag Team Champions to go with the new Tag Team Champions, who won the belts a month ago and haven’t been on the show yet. Maybe that will change with the other new champions. Let’s get to it.
Matt and Jeff have had multiple feuds with each other in multiple promotions and it’s always terrible. I’d nominate Bret and Owen as the best although they weren’t a team for as long. If we’re not counting them, it’s gotta be Shawn and Marty. If we’re counting the Outsiders then they had some good ones before they broke up.
While talking up NXT No Mercy, Shawn Michaels made an unexpected comparison involving WWE’s third brand.
Bryan Danielson will be back to full fitness at WrestleDream.
Shawn Michaels is tipping Jade Cargill for big things.
Becky Lynch has called on more women to be given screen time to further elevate the women’s division.
Date: September 28, 2023
Location: Graceland Live, Memphis, Tennessee
Commentators: Matthew Rehwoldt, Tom Hannifan
We’re done with the 1000th episode celebrations and after all that fun, it’s time to look ahead towards Bound For Glory. The main event is officially set but we need to build up a lot more before the show. As for tonight, Alan Angels is challenging Chris Sabin for the X-Division Title. Let’s get to it.
Adam Cole’s Injury Is Legitimate, Update On Future AEW Appearances
Adam Cole’s injury is not part of a storyline, and one report reveals whether or not he’ll be on upcoming episodes of AEW TV.
Backstage Frustration Over Mustafa Ali’s WWE Release
A new report details why those backstage are particularly frustrated with Mustafa Ali’s release from WWE.
Edge Will Be Free To Appear At AEW WrestleDream
Edge’s contract expiration date makes it possible for him to appear in All Elite Wrestling soon.
AEW Dynamite Ratings 27/9/23
AEW Dynamite’s ratings took a dip ahead of WrestleDream.
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Adam Cole: Broken Down and Broken Up
Liv Morgan Still Healing…or is she heeling?
Some call it Friday Eve, others call it Thirsty Thursday, HBK lost his smile on a Thursday once. Hope you don’t lose yours! Have a great Thursday!
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
Date: September 27, 2023
Location: 1stBank Center, Broomfield, Colorado
Commentators: Excalibur, Taz
It’s the last Dynamite before WrestleDream and the card still needs some more focus. The card has been kind of thrown together so building up some of what is already there would be nice. In addition, we’ll probably get some fallout from Rey Fenix winning the International Title in an unplanned title switch last week. Let’s get to it.
Date: June 20, 2008
Location: HP Pavilion, San Jose, California
Commentators: Michael Cole, Mick Foley
We’re coming up on Night Of Champions and Edge vs. Batista for the Smackdown World Title is already set. That alone should cover the Smackdown side of things but there are still a few other matches that could be added to the show. In addition, we are coming up on the Draft next week so things are going to be shaken up again. Let’s get to it.
Former WWE Star “Fighting For His Life” With Serious Heart Issues
Afa Anoa’i Jr., better known to WWE fans as Manu, is facing serious medical issues.
“Heavy Heat” On AEW Referee Following Scary Botch
Those backstage weren’t pleased with one AEW official after a major botch on Dynamite.
Jon Moxley Injury Causes Major Change To AEW Dynamite & WrestleDream
A new report reveals the original plans for Jon Moxley on AEW Dynamite & WrestleDream.
London Council Claims AEW All In Attendance Exceeds Over 85,000
More conflicting reports have emerged regarding the actual attendance at AEW All In.