Inside Pulse http://insidepulse.com A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse no A pop culture mega-site with Movies, TV, Music, Sports, Comics, Video Games coverage for diehards, including news, reviews, live event coverage, audio podcasts, exclusive interviews and commentary. Inside Pulse http://insidepulse.com/wp-content/plugins/powerpress/rss_default.jpg http://insidepulse.com No Chance – Excited for Moments, not Matches (WWE Wrestlemania 31, Sting, John Cena) http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/no-chance-excited-for-moments-not-matches-wwe-wrestlemania-31-sting-john-cena/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/no-chance-excited-for-moments-not-matches-wwe-wrestlemania-31-sting-john-cena/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:00:11 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015384

We have three episodes of Raw left Before WrestleMania, and for the most part we have a fairly good idea of what the card is going to look like by the end of the month. We know that Sting will face Triple H, Brock will face Roman Reigns (despite everyone’s cries to the contrary), Bray will face The Undertaker, and Cena will face Rusev. And somewhere sprinkled in there, we will have a ladder match for the IC title featuring everyone we wish was in the main event, and another Andre the Giant Battle Royal featuring those who couldn’t get into the Ladder Match. So the big question is, which of these matches are you the most excited about?…Ok Which of these matches are you excited about at all?…Ok, are you excited at all for any of the matches scheduled at WrestleMania? Because I have to say, I’m really not. Sure there are a few things that I’m excited to see on March 29th.

I’m excited to finally see Sting have a match in a WWE ring, but I can’t really say that I’m excited to see the match between him and Triple H. Partially because in the back of my head there’s going to be that little voice saying that as good as this match can possibly be, imagine what it could have been if the stars had all aligned when both of these guys were in their prime? And it doesn’t help that every single time Triple H cuts a promo about the match, he finds a way to mention “14 years ago.”

I’m excited to know that last year didn’t end up being the last Taker match because as monumental as the ending was last year, the match itself wasn’t really that great. But at the same time, with The Streak no longer on the line, the majesty of the Undertaker match isn’t what it’s been in years past. And it’s hard to really get excited for a match between two wrestlers when only one of them is present for the build. (This is also true of the Sting/Trips match and the Brock/Roman match as well) The last time I saw Taker he was lying defeated in the center of the ring, and  now you just have three weeks to remind me that he’s a terrifying force and a legitimate threat, but instead he’s nowhere to be seen.

I’m excited at the idea that at the end of the night John Cena might be the United States Champion. This could be a win-win situation with Cena finally holding a mid card belt. It will keep Cena out of the main event feud, making room for the gaggle of wrestlers who have been trying to get there for the past seven years, and will have Cena focused squarely on mid-card feuds with some of the younger talent. At the same time being on Cena can help get the United States championship out of the obscurity that it’s been in for who knows how many years, and remind people that this is a championship we’re talking about. The only thing is that I’ve already seen Cena vs. Rusev. I saw it two weeks ago at Fast Lane and I’m not super pumped to see it again. This isn’t like Cena’s rematch with Brock after SummerSlam where I knew that there had to be a different match. Rusev and Cena’s match at Fast Lane was fairly by the book, back and forth with both guys getting some good offence at different points in the match. It wasn’t a bad match by any means, it’s just that I’m expecting to see pretty much the same match as before but with a different ending this time around. Kind of hard to get excited about that. (This also applies to potential filler matches at Mania such as the Rhodes brothers or the Tag team match that might be nothing more than rematches of Fast Lane two weeks ago)

And at last we come to the championship match. What is there to be excited about the championship match this year? We’ve dedicated so much time to this one match since The Royal Rumble. Talking about it, complaining about it, trying to think of alternatives that the WWE might be taking, but looking back on the last month and a half or so of wrestling, the Main Event hasn’t ever changed since the Rumble. It’s always been a singles match between Brock Lesnar and Roman Reigns and it looks like WWE is determined to see their original vision through to the end this time around. And what is there to get excited about in that? Well honestly the thing I’m looking forward to the most at the main event of WrestleMania is the crowd’s reaction. WWE has tried everything to get Roman over. They had the Rock come out to endorse him. They had Daniel Bryan call him the better man in the ring. They had Paul Heyman talk about what a threat he was. And just this past week, Roman single handedly took out every enforcer on The Authority and was the only one left standing in the ring. But come Mania time, when Roman comes out to main event, I don’t think it will work. I’m counting on the crowd to do what the WWE has refused to do, and make sure that Roman mind end the show as champion but that he doesn’t leave as both champion and a face.
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Poll Results: What did you think of WWE Fast Lane 2015 PPV? http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/poll-results-what-did-you-think-of-wwe-fast-lane-2015-ppv/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/poll-results-what-did-you-think-of-wwe-fast-lane-2015-ppv/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 12:00:10 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015475

What did you think of WWE Fast Lane 2015 PPV?

  • Thumbs down (41%, 61 Votes)
  • Thumbs in the middle (36%, 53 Votes)
  • Thumbs up! (23%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 149

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Marvel Comics Adds Two More Event Redux To Secret Wars 2015: Numbers 17 & 18 Spoilers With Avengers, Guardians Of The Galaxy & The Walking Dead! http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/marvel-comics-adds-two-more-event-redux-to-secret-wars-2015-numbers-17-18-spoilers-with-avengers-guardians-of-the-galaxy-the-walking-dead/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/marvel-comics-adds-two-more-event-redux-to-secret-wars-2015-numbers-17-18-spoilers-with-avengers-guardians-of-the-galaxy-the-walking-dead/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 11:00:05 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015324 Marvel Comics now has 18 events that are revisited as part of Secret Wars 2015 and its all part of the multi-tiered publishing plan:

Secret Wars 2015 Battleworld Map

The 17th Marvel Comics classic event revisited during 2015’s Secret Wars also involves the Avengers vs. the Guardians of the Galaxy in: KORVAC SAGA! The 18th Marvel event redux is their second Secret Wars tie-in featuring them: MARVEL ZOMBIES!

(Caveat: There are a few other net new series that are part of Secret Wars 2015 that are unique, but the majority are event redux.)

SPOILERS follow for these two series, branded under Warzones and Battleworld respectively.

KORVAC SAGA

Marvel Comics has announced that Dan Abnett will write 2015’s Korvac Sage with newcomer Otto Schmidt on art. The Dan Abnett describes the series as follows: “In the hierarchy of Battleworld, Wonder Man is another lord, on a par with Korvac. They rule neighboring domains. The Avengers (a great line up) are Wonder Man’s retainers, the equivalent of Korvac’s Guardians [3000]. There’s a power struggle going on between these powerful lords and their kingdoms. It’s mainly political, but it could get physical at any moment. Exactly the wrong time for trouble to arise in Korvac’s domain.”

Korvac Saga Secret Wars 2015 A Korvac Saga Secret Wars 2015 B

Korvac Saga Secret Wars 2015 C Korvac Saga Secret Wars 2015 D Korvac Saga Secret Wars 2015 E Korvac Saga Secret Wars 2015 F

Marvel describes the original 1978 Korvac Saga as: “He hails from an unimaginable era: the 31st century. Fleeing through the timestream from the pursuing team of futuristic defenders known as the Guardians of the Galaxy, Korvac the Machine Man has established a secret presence on present-day Earth in the self-created persona of the mysterious Michael. Through such an unassuming guise, Korvac contemplates the elements of a universe he thirsts to command. Yet despite the subtlety of Michael’s machinations, the world’s greatest super-team — the mighty Avengers — catches wind of his cosmos-conquering scheme, thus drawing the two titanic forces into inevitable conflict.”

The Korvac Saga classic HC 1 The Korvac Saga classic HC 2

MARVEL ZOMBIES

In addition to Secret Wars 2015’s Age of Ultron vs. Marvel Zombies, we will also get a standalone Marvel Zombies series. Marvel Comics has announced that Si Spurrier will write the series and Kev Walker will provide the art. Spurrier describes the series as follows: “With this tale I’m actually doing something a bit sly, by kind of positioning the zombie trope as my controlling idea. In other words the whole tale revolves around themes of relentlessness and single-minded purpose. In the case of the zombies that purpose is pretty obvious: Eat flesh and brains. Find more people. Eat flesh and brains. Find more people. Aaaand so on… In the case of Elsa [Bloodstone], [there’s a] profound melting pot of indomitable drives to do with family ties, duty and old scars, which manifest as a deeply-ingrained refusal to give up. She’s a really, really cool character.”

Marvel Zombies Secret Wars 2015 A

Marvel describes the 2005 Marvel Zombies mini-series as: “Torn from the pages of ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR! On an Earth shockingly similar to the Marvel Universe’s, an alien virus has mutated all of the world’s greatest super heroes into flesh-eating monsters! It took them only hours to destroy life as we know it – but what happens when they run out of humans to eat?! Follow their search for more food, and witness the arrival of the Silver Surfer!”

I’ve asked this before and I’ll do so again. We now have 18 events revisited during Secret Wars 2015. Will there be a number 19th and even a 20th event redux?
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UFC 185 Headed To US Movie Theaters on March 14, 2015 for Pettis vs. Dos Anjos http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/ufc-185-headed-to-us-movie-theaters-on-march-14-2015-for-pettis-vs-dos-anjos/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/04/ufc-185-headed-to-us-movie-theaters-on-march-14-2015-for-pettis-vs-dos-anjos/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:43:24 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015439 Broadcast live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Fathom Events and UFC® are set to bring the big guns to the big screen with two championship fights as UFC® 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos comes to select U.S. movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT. At UFC® 185, UFC® lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-2) defends his lightweight crown for the second time against surging Brazilian No.1 contender Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) and in the co-main event, the first women’s strawweight champion in UFC® history, Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (11-2), puts her belt on the line against Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0), who will try to make history as the only fighter from her country to wear UFC gold.

For a list of participating theaters, click here.

 

 

FATHOM EVENTS AND UFC® TO BRING UFC® 185: PETTIS VS DOS ANJOS TO SELECT U.S. MOVIE THEATERS LIVE ON MARCH 14

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis Collides with No.1 contender Rafael dos Anjos

UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Carla Esparza Takes on Joanna Jedrzejczyk in the Co-main Event

 

DENVER – March 2, 2015 – Broadcast live from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, Fathom Events and UFC® are set to bring the big guns to the big screen with two championship fights as UFC® 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos comes to select U.S. movie theaters nationwide on Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 p.m. ET / 9:00 p.m. CT / 8:00 p.m. MT / 7:00 p.m. PT. At UFC® 185, UFC® lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (18-2) defends his lightweight crown for the second time against surging Brazilian No.1 contender Rafael dos Anjos (23-7) and in the co-main event, the first women’s strawweight champion in UFC® history, Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza (11-2), puts her belt on the line against Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk (8-0), who will try to make history as the only fighter from her country to wear UFC gold.

 

Tickets to watch UFC® 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos on the big screen are available at participating theater box offices and at www.FathomEvents.com. The event will be presented in more than 270 select movie theaters around the country through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations, visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

 

Other bouts for UFC® 185 include:

 

The full fight card is available at www.ufc.com/event/UFC185.

 

“We’re proud to partner with UFC® to bring another exciting night of Octagon® action to theaters across the country,” said Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh-Owens. “With two title fights up on the big screen, UFC® 185 is set to be another big hit.”

 

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Complete WWE Thursday Night Smackdown Taping Results for 03/05/2015 [Spoilers] http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/complete-wwe-thursday-night-smackdown-taping-results-for-03052015-spoilers/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/complete-wwe-thursday-night-smackdown-taping-results-for-03052015-spoilers/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 04:53:48 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015429 Dolph Ziggler opens the show in the ring. He says he never got his Intercontinental Title rematch but now he has a second chance and that means a lot to him. He officially announces he will be in the WrestleMania 31 Ladder Match. Ziggler says something is missing from the match – Daniel Bryan. He goes to call Bryan out but Bad News Barrett interrupts. Barrett says the title and the ladder match are his. Ziggler has two choices – give the belt over or Barrett will take it. Luke Harper sneaks up on Ziggler and lays him out. Harper, Ziggler and Barrett brawl until Dean Ambrose joins them. R-Truth crawls in the ring and steals the belt while the other 4 brawl. Ziggler and Ambrose go looking for the belt but Truth escapes with it without being seen.

Renee Young is backstage with Truth. He tries to give the belt to her but she says he needs to give it to Ambrose.

Ambrose and Ziggler vs. Harper and Barrett is announced for later.

Tyson Kidd and Cesaro defeated Los Matadores after Kidd cheated when the referee wasn’t looking.

Ryback defeated Kane, who had Big Show at ringside. Ryback hit a Meathook and won when Kane was distracted. Kane tells Ryback to stay in the ring and makes a match.

Big Show defeated Ryback when Kane interfered and set him up to get hit with the WMD.

Bray Wyatt cuts a promo. He says the awakened waits and tells The Deadman to rise.

AJ Lee vs. Brie Bella is announced for later.

A Sheamus return vignette airs.

The Bella Twins come out and Nikki says everyone is talking about “#GiveDivasAChance.” She says it’s not give AJ Lee a chance. She says while AJ was resting, she has been giving Divas a chance. She says none of them are up to The Bellas standards but she will give AJ a chance. AJ and Paige come out next.

AJ defeated Brie Bella with the Black Widow. Nikki tried to interfere but Paige stopped her.

Backstage interview with Daniel Bryan. He says the Intercontinental Title is becoming exciting and the Ladder Match at WrestleMania might steal the show. Bryan says he’s looking forward to seeing who gets the title.

The New Day defeated The Miz and Damien Sandow. Sandow tagged himself in at one point so Miz returned the favor and yelled at Sandow to get out of the ring. Sandow got in Miz’s face but ended up leaving the ring. New Day got the win with their double team finisher.

Renee interviews Jack Swagger backstage about the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal and about facing Rusev. Swagger says he respects tradition like any Real American and reserves the right to shut Rusev up.

Roman Reigns is backstage. He says Paul Heyman made a living running his mouth. Reigns says he only agrees with one thing – Brock Lesnar is going to hut him. Reigns says he’s going to take everything Lesnar has and then hit him with a Superman punch and a spear. Believe that.

Rusev defeated Jack Swagger with The Accolade. Curtis Axel cut an Axelmania promo on the big screen, inspired by Hulk Hogan, and said he’s coming for Rusev and the US Title.

Dolph Ziggler and Dean Ambrose defeated Luke Harper and Bad News Barrett when Ziggler hit a superkick and Zig Zag on Harper. Barrett then knocked out Ziggler and Ambrose. Barrett goes towards R-Truth to get his belt back. Truth is about to hand it over but Ambrose dives through the ropes and takes Barrett out. Truth goes to leave but runs into Harper. Truth puts the belt down and knocks Harper out. Truth goes to leave again but Daniel Bryan comes out. Truth gives him the belt, starts a “yes!” chant and leaves. Bryan starts to celebrate but is ambushed by Stardust. Stardust starts to climb the ladder and poses on it with the belt before leaving. SmackDown ends.

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Samoa Joe News: WWE Contract Could Be Close http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/samoa-joe-news-wwe-contract-could-be-close/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/samoa-joe-news-wwe-contract-could-be-close/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 01:00:18 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015390

HHH is reportedly pushing for it…

Samoa Joe has joined Ring of Honor for a number of dates in March and April.

He made his ROH re-debut at the PPV on Sunday, and has some dates lined up for the company.

However, it seems like ROH is just a stop-over for Joe, who has reportedly had offers from a variety of other promotions

The latest is that Joe will be headed to WWE in some form or fashion. HHH is said to be pushing for it, and Joe is supposedly either signed or close to a deal with WWE.

If Joe were headed to New Japan, he would still be able to work ROH, as AJ Styles has, so the fact that his ROH stint is short term points to the idea that.

One reason that Joe is waiting before doing his next big move is that he has matches and promos taped to appear on Impact for the next few weeks.

Speaking of Joe, here is his return promo at ROH on Sunday

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Another Live Report From WWE Monday Night Raw 03/02/2015 (Dark Matches, Crowd Reactions) http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/live-report-from-wwe-monday-night-raw-03022015-dark-matches-crowd-reactions/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/live-report-from-wwe-monday-night-raw-03022015-dark-matches-crowd-reactions/#comments Wed, 04 Mar 2015 00:00:15 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015360

The place was full because I believe this was the first Raw in this building. The Izod Center closed and that’s where the majority of wrestling was held in this area.

The audio during The Miz skit was so low that not many people could hear what was said during that segment. A “we want audio” chant broke out at one point.

The Wyatt promo was okay but ended very awkwardly with the casket set on fire. It felt like everyone was hoping for Undertaker. Without Taker, this rivalry is lacking at least for everyone there last night. There was little to no reaction to this promo.

They showed the Booker T promo for his show on the WWE Network and the crowd cheered and chanted his name. He stood up and waved to the crowd from the announce table.

The Curtis Axel promo went over very well. I think part of it was many of the adult males who were booing Cena were cheering for Axel. If anyone would have come out at that point they would have received a pop for interrupting the great Cena.

AJ Lee got a nice pop being a Jersey girl. Fatal four-way at WrestleMania?

Jon Stewart was great. I’m not sure if they showed it on TV, but after the segment he took his suit jacket off and waved it around like a towel running up the ramp. He made it to the top of the ramp and put both his hands in the air.

The Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins match was not as good as anticipated. It needed a stipulation. Street fight, etc. I’ve been to many wrestling events and many people leave early but I feel more people left early last night because they didn’t care about this “main event.” There were many chants during the match such as “you can’t wrestle” directed at Reigns. There were also chants for Randy Savage, CM Punk, JBL, etc.

Dark Main Event
1. John Cena Roman Reigns, Dolph Ziggler, and Dean Ambrose defeated Bray Wyatt, Big Show, Kane, and Seth Rollins. The match lasted about five minutes. All the faces hit their finishing moves. The final sequence was a Reigns Superman punch to Big Show that led to an AA from Cena for the win.

Post match, Cena threw his shirt into the crowd and three different people in the front row threw it back into the ring! Funny. Eventually, Cena walked the shirt over to a little kid who kept it. Ziggler sprinted around the ring high-fiving everyone and even went into the crowd and stood on some chairs and posed.

Overall I was pleased with the show. It was a typical “Wrestlemania Season” Raw in the PG era.

Biggest Pops
Bryan (the Yes chants were loud) I didn’t hear one person booing him. By far the best pop of the night.
AJ Lee
John Cena
Dean Ambrose
Mizdow

Most Heat
Triple H
John Cena
Roman Reigns
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JR Blog: Paul Heyman, Stephanie McMahon “Top Talkers” In WWE, Jon Stewart, Brock Lesnar http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/jr-blog-paul-heyman-stephanie-mcmahon-top-talkers-in-wwe-jon-stewart-brock-lesnar/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/jr-blog-paul-heyman-stephanie-mcmahon-top-talkers-in-wwe-jon-stewart-brock-lesnar/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 23:00:51 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015386

Jim Ross checked in with a post-Raw blog, here are some highlights:

on Paul Heyman’s Raw Promo
On a broadcast that was heavy on promos/talk, HeymanHustle aka Paul Heyman formerly professionally known as Paul E Dangerly and Paul E Dangerously among other thing that we cannot print here, only kidding, stole the show. Great intensity on his promo because Paul believed every word that he said and his words were just that, his words, and not those provided him by a third party. If you want to study how to craft a promo, listen to this one.

on Stephanie McMahon “Top Talker” In WWE
Stephanie McMahon rocked her promo segment with John Cena and she rivals Heyman, in my opinion, as the two, top talkers on RAW Monday night. Hopefully, more of the in ring talent will perfect their verbal skills sooner than later which will be a great addition to the marathon-like, three hour RAW broadcasts.

on Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart also represented himself well on the mic with his interactions with Seth Rollins and, no, I don’t think that Rollins being kicked in the Spaulding’s by a TV host is going to retard Rollins professional growth. Lots of people are talking about Rollins & Stewart and that’s not a bad thing while garnering outside the wresting box publicity heading into WrestleMania.

on Brock Lesnar
Saw Brock Lesnar while attending UFC 184 this past Saturday in LA. He caused quite the stir with UFC fans in Los Angeles and likely raised the stakes in his negotiations with WWE and, perhaps even Viacom/Bellator/Spike TV. At Brock’s age and with his past medical history, I’d recommend him to re-sign with WWE, make more appearances which would make his sponsors, like Jimmy John’s, by the way they make a helluva sandwich, and perhaps even allow Brock to better monetize that arrangement. More people will see Brock wrestling on RAW than will ever see him on any UFC PPV. The number of eyes on Lesnar via WWE over a 12 month period will blow away the numbers that he would garner in UFC or in Bellator. Plus, it would be safer one has to believe. My gut says that Brock would love to go back to UFC and end his MMA career on his terms but I’m beginning to wonder if that is the best, long term plan for him. I have great respect for Brock Lesnar and he was certainly one of the top two or three all time recruits e signed while I was in WWE and I’m looking at this scenario as to what’s best physically for the athlete who has a young family. Nonetheless at the end of the day we all have to be happy with what we are doing for our life’s work and that decision ultimately can only be made by Brock himself. I will be a fan of his work no matter where he lands.

Check out the full blog at JR’s BBQ

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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 03.18.96 http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/the-smark-rant-for-wcw-monday-nitro-03-18-96/ http://insidepulse.com/2015/03/03/the-smark-rant-for-wcw-monday-nitro-03-18-96/#comments Tue, 03 Mar 2015 22:00:24 +0000 http://insidepulse.com/?p=5015320 The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 03.18.96

Live from Chattanooga, TN

Your hosts are Eric Bischoff, Bobby Heenan & Mongo

We pick the show up with Giant engaged in a brawl with Loch Ness in the aisle, while Lex Luger casually walks by and does his usual entrance.

World TV title:  Lex Luger v. Loch Ness

Sadly, Loch Ness has been beaten to a pulp by the Giant, and is unable to answer the count.  Jimmy Hart runs in for a hug and Luger quickly pushes him back after “breaking kayfabe”.  Luger is so excited that he runs over to the announce desk and high-fives Bobby.  “I’m peaking at just the right time!”  It’s really sad that they wasted him in the Uncensored main event nonsense because he was really on fire at this point.

Tony Schiavone returns from the dead to interview “The Megapowers” and holy crap, they were basically asking for a cease-and-desist letter.  Macho even has “Mega Powers” on his gear!  The balls on these guys.  They’re still hyping up the Doomsday cage without ever explaining how it worked or who was in it.

The Public Enemy v. The Steiner Brothers

Oh this is gonna be glorious.  Scott throws Rock around with a tilt-a-whirl slam and a press slam to start, and then chases him to the floor.  Back in, Grunge tries beating on Rick and gets destroyed as well.  Mongo’s take:  “Break out the broom and the dust mop, because the Steiners are cleaning house!”  Let’s not.  Rick heads out and gets double-teamed, and TPE takes over on him, but Scott comes in with another suplex on Rock.  Rock moonsaults Scott for two and Grunge gets a neckbreaker for two and heads up, but Scott fights him off and it’s hot tag Rick.  He somehow ends up on the table at ringside, but Rock misses the dive and puts himself through it.  Back in, the Steiners finish Grunge with the bulldog at 7:00.  Eric Bischoff literally promised that this would be a crazy brawl at the beginning, and they just did a wrestling match.  Super disappointing.  *

Arn Anderson v. The Booty Man

Beefcake’s entrance is so sad, an aging has-been getting pushed one more time because he’s friends with Hulk Hogan, as no one gives a shit about him without the bigger stars around to protect him.  Booty beats on Arn in the corner, but AA bails to slow down this torrid pace and starts working on the arm after a cheapshot.  Arn goes up and Booty catches him with a shot on the way down, and makes the comeback.  Kimberly comes out and gets into an argument with Woman, and Booty hits the High Knee for the pin at 5:52.  DUD

The Road Warriors v. The Nasty Boys

Bischoff continues hyping up the Uncensored card and holy god it sounds like the worst pile of shit ever just by the matches listed.  This tag match actually is a wild brawl from the start, with everyone fighting to the floor immediately as we take a break.  Back with the Nasties in control on Hawk, but Knobs gets flung into the railing and take a huge bump.  Apparently the Nasties were almost fired for budget reasons at this point, as they needed money to justify the contracts of Hall and Nash.  So it would have been win-win!  Back in, the Warriors double-team Knobs, and Hawk pounds the injured ribs.  I’m zoning here – were the Nasty Boys supposed to be heels at this point?  Animal with a powerslam and he drops the elbow on the ribs for two.  Splash misses and it’s hot tag Sags, but the Steiners run out and mug Sags.  Animal hits Knobs with the gauntlet and pins him at 7:00. This was just a mess, with everyone blowing up sometime during the heat segment.  ½*

Hulk Hogan & Randy Savage v. Kevin Sullivan & Ric Flair

Speaking of messes, this is a texas tornado match that was originally booked to be Flair v. Sting for the World title before Hogan stepped in and changed it.  And after two tag matches that should have been booked as messy brawls, this is the one that we get the crazy brawl in.  They run around doing the junk brawling and we get the awesome sight of Hulk Hogan trying a figure-four on Sullivan, the only one I’ve ever seen worse than Dusty’s version.  More messy brawling and Hulk makes the comeback off a Flair suplex.  Mongo’s take:  “If you like a good public someone getting beat down like a dog, you’ll like this match.”  Actual things said by people on live TV.  THEY PAID HIM TO SAY THESE THINGS.  Flair hits Hogan with the SIZE EIGHT OF DOOM after a million years of meandering brawl, but it’s time to hulk up again as Arn Anderson joins us.  Brian Pillman comes out of the audience throwing chairs and they call for a DQ at 10:30, because reasons.  *  Hogan, as booker, saw that Pillman’s act was getting over and basically demanded that he be made part of the main event deal, thus killing Pillman’s whole gimmick.  Hogan and Savage manage to fight off the Horsemen alone, but then Jimmy Hart brings out flabby gut Zeus and Jeep Swenson (who is literally made up like a walrus) and that somehow turns the tide.  Best of all, Swenson was named “The Final Solution”, which passed through multiple layers of approval before someone realized that people MIGHT be offended by it.  Because WCW.

The Alliance to End Hulkamania, or TAEH for short, rambles about Hogan.  And remember, TAEH is the opposite of “Heat”.

The Pulse

This Hogan stuff…holy god.  I’m still astonished that one company could change directions so drastically within a couple of months and suddenly change wrestling forever.
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Tomorrow marks the season finale of Suits and we have your first look at the episode.

The episode is titled “Not Just A Pretty Face” and the logline reads as follows:

“When SEC investigator Sean Cahill fails to link Eric Woodall and Charles Forstman, Harvey must revisit his own uncomfortable past in order to find a way to put them away for good.”

Here’s a scene from the episode.

And here’s the full episode trailer:

The season finale of Suits airs this Wednesday at 10 p.m. on USA & Bravo

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