The SmarK 24/7 Rant for World Championship Wrestling - August 23 1986
- Your hosts are Tony & David, with assistance from Jim Cornette.
- Sad news to start, as the Rock N Roll Express have regained the World tag titles from the Midnight Express, and America mourns as Nikita Koloff has taken the US title home to Moscow.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Saturday Night's Main Event - January 27 1990
- This is a redo of a rant from 98-ish and a pretty fun show anyway. This one ties into the January theme of "ring royalty" via Macho King, I'm thinking.
- Taped from Chattanooga, TN.
- Your hosts are Vince & Jesse.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Primetime Wrestling - December 24 1990
- Your hosts are Bobby and Gorilla, who immediately have a great fight about trimming the tree ("Where should I stick this?").»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Monday Night RAW - November 10 1997
"Any chance of you doing a RAW rant for 11/10/97 on WWE 24/7? It's the one directly after the Survivor Series 1997 PPV, where nothing notable happened. Just thought I'd ask."
You make it sound so enticing. This episode was truly the low point for many Canadians fans, but ironically it was the start of the biggest ratings run in the show's history.»»
"Yeah, but I took down the same Mummy...two times!" »»
"You've got a little bit of fight in you. I like that."
"Then you're gonna love me."»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Philadelphia Spectrum - December 17 1988
- I guess the Christmas time period puts it into the theme for the month.
- Taped from Philly, PA.
- Your hosts are Dick Graham & Bobby Heenan.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for WWE Tribute to the Troops 2006
Never seen this one before and the matchlist looks interesting, so what the heck.
- Taped from Baghdad, Iraq
- Your hosts are Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler»»
Technically, this is a sequel to the Clone Wars mini-series from Cartoon Network a few years back, rather than a proper re-interpretation of characters who don't need any further interpretation. And really, it's a franchise for kids now, which I think generates a lot of the bitterness and cynicism among the older fans who grew up and watched Lucas take their movies away from them. But is it at least worth watching? »»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for World Championship Wrestling - August 16 1986
- They seem to be sneaking more SMW stuff into the channel, with a clip before this show and a clip of Rock N Roll Express v. Gangstas in the Shorties section, and yet still no weekly TV show. Where's the Smoky Mountain love, WWE 24/7 Classics on Demand?
- Hosted by Tony and David and Jim F'n Cornette.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for the Essential Starrcade - Part Five
And we wrap this bad boy up with the top five in the fan-voted countdown of best Starrcade matches ever, leading up to the DVD. Before we begin, let's recap the previous 20 choicesâ€¦»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for World Championship Wrestling - August 9 1986
- Nice to see that they're back to the regular shows again after last week's weird clip show. And what better way to start than a clip of the Andersons beating the holy hell out of Robert Gibson?»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Maple Leaf Gardens - November 16 1986
- This is a pretty special one for me because this would be the house show circuit they were running in Canada around the time that I went to my first wrestling shows in Vancouver, with pretty much the identical lineups around the horn.
- Your hosts are Gorilla & Johnny V»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for The Essential Starrcade Part 3
- Hosted by Ric Flair and David Crockett»»
I was actually looking forward to this season because these episodes are not often played in syndication, and even if the show was proceeding towards the shark jump, at least I haven't seen them 100 times like the early and later episodes. »»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for WWF Survivor Series 1987
- Haven't done this one in a good long while, but this is the UNCUT version of the show instead of the 2-hour edited Coliseum version. Plus they've been building up to this show on Primetime Wrestling lately, so it's good to get the payoff coinciding with the buildup for once.
- This was of course the first non-Wrestlemania addition to the WWF's PPV lineup, and an attempt to put the screws to Jim Crockett at that. And it sure as hell worked.
- Live from Richfield, OH.
- Your hosts are Gorilla Monsoon & Jesse Ventura. Kind of funny to see all the downtime at the start of the show, with Gorilla & Jesse yakking about the rules and making their entrances, given the fast pace of shows today.»»
Although Bill Lawrence and Zach Braff both swore up and down that this season would be the last for the show, here we are are going into 2009 and Scrubs is prepped for season 8, this time on ABC instead of NBC. Things are looking up, though, as the year is the last for Braff and Judy Reyes, so the show will be massively overhauled if it continues past the 8th season. And frankly it needs it. »»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for The Essential Starrcade - Part Two
- Continuing on with numbers 20-16â€¦
- Hosted by TULLY BLANCHARD~! Sweet, they should totally get Magnum TA and Nikita Koloff to host the next couple of them.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for Monday Night RAW - October 20 1997
Just want to say thanks to everyone who's bought the new book thus far, as it's currently sitting in the top 10 wrestling books on Amazon and has been getting great feedback. I really think it's my best one so far, although I do want to address one point that a few people have e-mailed about after reading it. In the book, I say that I can separate the man from the performer and continue to enjoy his matches, while on the blog a few days back I said pretty much the opposite. Well, the short answer is that the book was written more than a year ago, when I thought I could cope and move past it. As it turned out, I couldn't, and I still can't watch his matches.
But hey, judge for yourself and pick up the book in a bookstore near you or check out the helpful Amazon link below.
- Live from Oklahoma City, OK.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for the Essential Starrcade : Part One
- So this was a fan-voted collection of the top 25 Starrcade matches in history in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first one, and Mean Gene counts them down. This show features the first five, shown complete.»»
"Hey Scott, long time reader from the Netcop/Wrestleline days (although EVERYONE puts that). Thought that since everyone is into top 10 lists these days, you'd be interested in doing a different one. In your humble (ha) opinion, how would you rank Friends by season? Believe it or not, I'm even requesting this opinion without the compensation of a plug of the shameless variety."
Hmm, a tough but fair question.»»
The SmarK 24/7 Rant for NWA Supertowns on the Superstation (February 7 1987)
- Don't know what the baseball connection is here. The idea 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 WWE Cyber Sunday 2008
- The time is almost upon us, as Dungeon of Death: Chris Benoit and the Hart Family Curse comes out this week, and you can get your copy from Amazon NOW. It's apparently already shipping from Chapters as well if you're Canadian, and will be shipping next week for those buying it in the UK. You can also pick it up at all the major bookstores. I might be selling autographed copies as well if there's enough interest. I'm also available for radio show appearances and interviews.
- Live from Phoenix, AZ.
- Your hosts are Michael, Jim, Tazz, King, Matt and Todd.»»