Thanksgiving Wrestling Throwback – Survivor Series And Starrcade 1987

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I’ve stated in a FGB Radio or two that I was one of the few households in the United States to get Starrcade 1987 instead of the original Survivor Series. I was a heartbroken child. I wanted my WWF Thanksgiving wrestling. I wanted to see this new iteration of PPV wrestling matches centered around Hulk Hogan. But alas, I’d have to do with Ronnie “Hands Of Stone” Garvin against Ric Flair, which was a pretty decent match in its own right. Why did my cable company not have the WWF show? Vince booked his new Survivor Series show to go up against Starrcade. Dave Meltzer explains in his history of wrestling on Thanksgiving post. Continue reading

3 Things You Need To Know About Raw (Survivor Series Go Home)


It’s sad when a company just can’t help themselves. Just can’t help their own temptations. It’s sad when there’s a moment that literally transcends the business, makes pro wrestling seem much more significant than it has any right to be, and the company squashes it hard because they want to sell 50 more PPVs.

To me, that was Raw last night.

1. Jerry Lawler comes back and they immediately turn it into an angle.
Jerry Lawler coming back was a fantastic moment. It’s probably the best moment of the year in all of wrestling. But I don’t think many of us were surprised to see them immediately turn it into an angle to get more heat on CM Punk. Also, I didn’t think Punk needed the cheap and non-organic heat that comes with it. He and Paul are already fantastic. Trying to find a reason to do it, other than, this is what wrestling usually does, will make your head hurt because they didn’t really sell more PPVs by doing it. They just pissed on a great moment.

I think I have a high tolerance for this stuff because I wasn’t appalled. I was just disappointed. I thought Mick Foley’s promo was really good, but after it, I wanted to see him in the match and that didn’t happen. And while Paul Heyman’s fake heart attack was the moment where the angle became completely distasteful, he and Punk together were entertaining. It was just one of those times where you’re not too happy being a wrestling fan.
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FGB Radio – Ryback, 50 Cent & Floyd, GSP’s Comeback

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Jason Hagholm, aka @dadrrtywhyteboi and I are back. We took a bit of a hiatus so I could cover the San Francisco Giants for Popblerd. But with baseball season now over, we can now focus on combat sports again.

We do open with a small segment on the NFL and Jason gives his thoughts on the better teams in the league.

Next, we discuss the 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather fallout. I’m not sure that it’s not a work, but Jason thinks there may be some truth to their beef.

We go over the Ryback scenario from Hell In A Cell and talk about the main event for Survivor Series.

Then, we talk about the GSP vs. Carlos Condit build and give our early thoughts on who is going to win the fight.

I also give some short thoughts on the Kevin James movie “Here Comes The Boom!”

Thanks for listening!

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3 Things You Need To Know About Raw (3 Weeks Until Survivor Series)

Foley photo from SB Nation

This post is going to be shorter than usual, unlike Raw. After Hell In A Cell happened this past weekend, WWE only has three weeks to get the Survivor Series into gear.

1. Survivor Series main event

At the beginning of the show, Paul Heyman and CM Punk came out to brag about how they beat Ryback and weren’t destroyed by the cell, though, if I remember, Punk was given the Shell Shocked on top of the cell, but okay. That brought out Mick Foley, hopefully to start speaking for Ryback. Punk and Foley decided that they’d be heads of their own Survivor Series teams. At the end of the show, they unveiled their teams. Punk thought that meant that Foley would actually be in the match, but instead, he’s just the captain.

Here are the teams:

Team Punk: CM Punk, The Miz, Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes, Alberto Del Rio
Team Foley: Ryback, Kofi Kingston, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Randy Orton
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2011 WWE Survivor Series – The Rock And John Cena Vs. The Miz And R-Truth Play By Play

Well, it’s what many have been waiting for. Since he left, one of the bigger questions was, “Is the Rock going to wrestle again?” That answer is yes finally.

Of course, this match is mainly a set up for their WrestleMania match in Miami. What happens here with Miz and Truth doesn’t really matter. They need to have something hot building toward Mania.

1. John Morrison vs. Dolph Ziggler

Crowd is chanting for Zack Ryder already. Lots of good athletic stuff back and forth. Morrison had Ziggler pinned and Vicki pulled his leg on the bottom rope. She was subsequently kicked out and copped a major fit.

Ziggler hit a sweet Fame Asser that Morrison kicked out of. Morrison hit the knee while Ziggler was sitting up and nearly killed him. He missed the Starship Pain and ate a sweet Zig Zag. Dolph Ziggler is my favorite wrestler.

Winner: Dolph Ziggler

Ziggler got on the mic to brag and to tell everyone to follow that and then Ryder came out to beat him up some.

2. Eve vs. Beth Phoenix

It was a lumberjills match. Beth Phoenix might’ve just killed Eve with the Glam Slam from the top rope. That looked like it sucked.

Winner: Beth Phoenix

David Otunga told CM Punk that he should apologize John Laryngitis (I like Santino’s name for him better). Punk said he would after he won the title.
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