The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 07.08.89
And so we come to the end of the line for World Championship Wrestling on the WWE Network. Not sure where I go from here to be honest.
Brought to you, one last time, by A&W ROOT BEER!
The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 05.20.89
This is a random reader request for reasons that will be obvious by the end, I’m sure. And hey, who doesn’t love 89 WCW? We’re shortly after WrestleWar 89 for those who need a bit of context.
Taped from Center Stage in Atlanta, GA
Your host is Jim Ross
The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 03.07.87
Last week: Tully Blanchard done poked the bear one time too many, and Ole Anderson turned on the Horsemen as a result, then slapped JJ Dillon around for talking about his son, triggering a huge brawl to end the show.
Taped from Atlanta, GA with a brand new opening!
Your hosts are Tony Schiavone & David Crockett
The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 02.21.87
One of my Patrons requested more classic JCP episodes of World Championship Wrestling, so let’s pick things up again in 1987 where we left off last time.
Hopefully I can carry on after having the illusion of the stunt granny shattered earlier in the day.
Taped from Atlanta, GA
Your host is Tony Schiavone, going solo (SOLO!)
The SmarK Rant for Supertowns on the Superstation (02.07.87)
(Oh hi. I was actually going to review this show last night because it was next in the World Championship Wresting queue on the Network, and couldn’t figure out why it was nearly two hours long instead of the usual 1:25 on the Network. And then I remembered I had already done it when it was on WWE 24/7. So here’s my original rant from 2007, and then we’ll get back to the weekly ’87 shows again after that.)
The idea here is that it’s a sampling of matches and interviews from various stops on the NWA’s national tour, and that’s about it.
– Your hosts are Tony & David.
The SmarK Rant for World Championship Wrestling – 01.14.89
Life’s too short to worry about all the shit they haven’t put on the Network yet. Let’s review some good shit they HAVE put on there. I know this era in particular is a popular request from many, and hey, it’s one that hasn’t been covered to death on the blog already. So that’s a nice bonus.
The SmarK Rant for Superstars on the Superstation – 02.07.86
So the latest addition to the Hidden Gems catalog is a doozy: The 1986 TBS show that was a prototype for Clash of the Champions! The gimmick was that fans were voting on a variety of dream matches, and they just crammed them all into a two hour show.
Taped from Atlanta, I’m assuming, although it’s never mentioned.
Your hosts are David Crockett & Tony Schiavone
(So for those who may not have been following me during the WWE Classics on Demand era, I actually have a complete run of World Championship Wrestling on TBS done from June ‘85 until the place I left off at the very end of 1986 once the show was on the Network. Anyway, as a companion piece to the Mid-Atlantic show from January 86 we covered yesterday, here’s my review of World Championship Wrestling from the same week, which would have been written 2008-ish.)
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for World Championship Wrestling – January 4 1986
– Your hosts are Tony & David.
–Gordon Solie, Dusty Rhodes & Larry Zybszko are doing commentary and they are still taped from Gainesville, Georgia.
–A replay of Hulk Hogan attacking Vader on WCW Saturday Night last week is shown, along with Hogan’s ensuing interview. Zbyszko notes that Hogan is so scared of Vader that he had to attack him when Vader was not looking.