Post by Lazlo Panaflex on Jun 3, 2015 23:45:40 GMT -5
I saw that PWG Don't Sweat the Technique was requested, so here's another recent PWG show I want them to review:
Eleven (July 28, 2014): PWG's eleventh anniversary show. Not as good match-wise as DSTT, but does feature two incredible PWG moments: Kevin Steen's final PWG match as he takes on rising indie star Trevor Lee...and the main event of the Young Bucks vs Joey Ryan & Candice LaRae for the PWG tag titles in 'Guerrilla Warfare' (No DQ) in one of the most brutal matches in the company's history
I would love to see them tackle a more recent PWG show (2011-present) and this and DSTT stand out as the more significant non-tournament shows they've put on recently. Hate to admit it, but also a little biased cause I did attend these shows
Post by plainfieldjohn on Jun 4, 2015 8:21:21 GMT -5
I have a few requests for future reviews:
Money in the Bank 2011 - I know the post-PPV show is available online, but I want to hear John and Wai's take on it. This was the show that got me back into wrestling after a 10 year hiatus.
Backlash 2001 - The last show I attended before said 10 year hiatus, perhaps best remembered for Shane McMahon's leap off the Titantron to end the Last Man Standing match with Big Show. Also featured Jericho vs. Regal in a Duchess of Queensbury Rules match, Angle vs. Benoit in an Ultimate Submission match, and the WWF, IC, and Tag titles all on the line in the Austin and HHH vs. Kane and Undertaker match.
August 9, 1999 Raw - The debut of Chris Jericho
I also have a request for a book review. The book is The Mighty LWF by CM Venom. It's available through Amazon in paperback or as an e-book (Prime members can borrow it as an e-book for free). It's the story of how a backyard federation was started out of disgust for the finish to WrestleMania 9 and eventually evolved into a legitimate indy group called the Lunatic Wrestling Federation. CM Punk was one of the founding members of the LWF, and the book was written by his first tag team partner there. It's an interesting perspective on the beginning of Punk's career as well as the rise and fall of an indy. The book brought back a lot of memories for me as I had attended several LWF shows as a teenager, but I think the perspective on Punk at the beginning of his career as well as the birth, life, and death of the LWF would be compelling to any reader.
Would love to see a review of either the Quantum Leap episode Heart of a Champion featuring Terry Funk or the Incredible Hulk episode Full Nelson featuring Hard Boiled Haggerty and a cameo by Judo Gene LeBell as the referee.
The All-Star Rock'n'Wrestling Saturday Spectacular starring Roddy Piper!
"The "All-Star Rock 'N' Wrestling Saturday Spectacular" originally aired on Friday, 9/13/1985 on CBS. It was a prime time special that was intended to showcase the Saturday morning cartoon programs for the season.
Hosted by WWF/WWE Superstar "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the program features appearances by Gary Owens, Patti LaBelle, Pee-Wee Herman, New Edition, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Herve Villechaize, Hulk Hogan (via satellite), Captain Lou Albano, Cyndi Lauper, and others.
We also get previews of many of the programs like "The Berenstain Bears", "The Wuzzles", "Jim Henson's Muppets, Babies, and Monsters", "Hulk Hogan's Rock 'N' Wrestling" and more."
And a here's a funny story from writer Mark Evanier who worked on the show.
"We were having lunch at the old Hamptons Restaurant on Highland — the one I was later a partner in but this was before that. The guy at the table behind Roddy kept moving his chair around and bumping into Roddy's chair. Roddy asked him politely to stop doing that. The guy kept doing it so Roddy asked him again…still polite but a bit less so. Finally, Roddy asked the waiter to tell the man to either stop bumping into him or move to another table.
The other diner got angry at Roddy (not yet realizing who it was) and turned to him and barked, "What's your problem, fella?" Roddy turned and got up and said in a Clint Eastwood reading, "My problem is that you keep bumping my chair." The other diner for some reason was itching to make this Roddy's fault and to demand an apology. He got up too…and from the body language, it looked for about two seconds like someone was going to take a swing at someone.
But then, and I wish I had a photo of it, the other guy suddenly realized he was messing with "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, the guy who liked to take a folded-up metal folding chair and bash his ring opponents into unconsciousness with it. The change in facial expression was acute and hilarious. He promptly apologized to "Mr. Piper" (addressing him that way) and moved his chair around to the other side of the table so he was nowhere near Roddy.
And Roddy whispered to me, "See? The reputation does me some good."