Space Suplex #53: HELL U.S.A.


Space Suplex podcast episode 53 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and articles:
* AEW Revolution
* NXT Takeover: Portland
* WWE Smackdown & Raw from 3/13 & 3/20
* WWE Has Already Reversed Its Decision To Rename The NXT Women’s Title
* 10 Best Black Wrestlers Currently On WWE’s Roster, Ranked
* Shinsuke Nakamura Needed Nine Staples In His Head After Brutal SmackDown Match
* The XFL cancels the remainder of its season
* WrestleMania has been moved to the Performance Center
* [Report] WWE Confirms 2020 Hall Of Fame Likely Postponed Until SummerSlam

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Space Suplex #50: WarGames III


Space Suplex podcast episode 50 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and news:
* POST NEWS UPDATE: ACH No Longer Under Contract With WWE, Announced For Several Independent Shows
* Oney Lorcan Takes Shot At Triple H For Calling Out Disgruntled Superstars
* WWE Introduces Gorgeous New Title On SmackDown
* Jim Cornette addresses his remark on ‘Power’ and NWA departure
* Corey Graves Issues Apology To Mauro Ranallo During WWE’s ‘After The Bell’ Podcast
* Tomasso Ciampa Will Retire If WWE Moves Him To Raw Or SmackDown
* Former WWE And Original NXT Star Joining NWA Broadcast Team
* WWE releases Konnor and Viktor of The Ascension
* NXT TakeOver: WarGames (2019)
* Every WWE Match Dave Meltzer Gave 5 Stars, Ranked
* Every Bret Hart WrestleMania Match, Ranked

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Space Suplex #44: Nothing But Double


Space Suplex podcast episode 44 brings you chat from Matt and Mike on recent shows and news:
* AEW Double or Nothing (Mike’s blog post)
* Roman Reigns on WWE’s relationship with Saudi Arabia and upcoming event
* POLLOCK’S NEWS UPDATE: The latest news on Ashley Massaro’s passing
* WWE and the Saudi Royal Family
* Notes on Jon Moxley interview on Talk Is Jericho.

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SF AE & More

Since my Super Nintendo King of Dragons purchase in September, I ended up getting Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in that time. I plan on likely buying the season 3 pack of DLC just to get G. After all, when the power of Gaia commands, you must obey.


I don’t buy much wrestling on media these days, but after watching an okay Hell In A Cell show, I had to have a way to easily watch that show’s Raw Tag Team Championship match of Dolph Ziggler and Drew McIntyre vs. Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins. It was an amazing 24 minute match with one of the best finishes I’ve seen in a long time. I also added NXT: Best of 2017. It’s not actually full of the “best of” because of the inclusion of non-match segments and a number of good, but not great matches. Overall, however, it’s worth it for what it is.


I loved the Avatar: The Last Airbender series when I originally saw it. I never did get any of the DVDs because I was always questioning why it wasn’t on Blu-ray for higher quality video. Well, now it is and here it is.


Releasing the Unreleased

Over the last few months the number purchases in the movie/TV and gaming realms I’ve made have been piling up. Here they are.

Back in April I reported on getting a digital copy of Double Dragon II: The Revenge via Hamster’s Arcade Archives. Well, this time I also added the original arcade version of Double Dragon. This was one that Usagi704 also picked up and said I’d probably like how it turned out.

Lately I’ve been afraid that the Yakuza games, despite getting a wide release in the West, would dry up sooner than you’d think. It seems to already have happened to Yakuza 0. I didn’t want to miss out on Yakuza Kiwami so I got it and I will be looking to get 0 soon enough.

A used copy of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End ran me around $20. I was on my wish list long enough and got it along with a unreleased game set to me sent to me in about eight days.


Onto the movies/TV side, speaking of “unreleased” WWE released a 3 disc set of matches spanning from 1986 to 1995 called Unreleased. It has some decent matches with the two featuring Ric Flair against Roddy Piper and Hulk Hogan being quite fun to watch. I also popped huge for seeing Sean Mooney (who?) in the hosting segments.

I bought and watched Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and it was fantastic. Yeah, it was another lackluster villain who posed no real threat despite being told otherwise. However, we’ve come to expect the main characters to be fun and relatable and that’s what we got.

A staple of ’80s television was Miami Vice and on a whim I picked up the whole series on Blu-ray despite never really watching it at the time. I mean, I wasn’t even a teenager during its five season run. It’s a huge 20-disc set and was half the original price.


Other films I bought were Pleasantville, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Bridge of Spies, and a special edition of Death Wish II with a theatrical and unrated cut of the film.


On a final topic, I can happily say that the SNES Classic was much easier to obtain than I expected, but it definitely was still on the low end of the quantity of the shipments. The store I work at received only 14 units which was more than the 2-3 they got last year with the NES Classic system. I helped sell an initial 6-7 at midnight, I immediately went on my break and bought mine. A first shift employee asked me if any were left and at 4:30am I sold the last one to him. It might not sound like much, but with just over four hours that supply lasted longer than I expected.


As far as my experience with the system itself, I’ve only played Street Fighter II Turbo and even did so with Usagi704. It was as fun as a real system and I can’t really complain about the selection of games. Even if some of the games aren’t my speed, it’s understandable why they’re on there. Plus, the quality of the games chosen are of much higher quality than the NES Classic had. Truly less is more in this case.

Thanks for reading and game on!

Ninja Commando Masters of Combat

A few more games this time around for the collection. Not all were necessary, but it’s how these things go sometimes.

The first game is very much in that “not necessary” category. I already have Legend of Kay on the PS2. It was one of those games I didn’t know about, but ebbderelict had fun with it as he’d mentioned in his review of the game he did six years ago. As usual I’ve yet to play that one and bought the PS4 rerelease Legend of Kay Anniversary anyway.

In Neo-Geo news, I picked up Garou: Mark of the Wolves and ADK Damashii on PSN when they were on sale for around 50% off. These both are PS2 imports for play on PS4. ADK Damashii is a compilation of five games: Aggressors of Dark Kombat, Ninja Combat, Ninja Commando, Ninja Masters, and Twinkle Star Sprites.

I also bought a recent disc release of Dariusburst: Chronicle Saviours by Limited Run Games. This is the first time I’ve shopped with them and I also plan to do so for the rerelease of the Sega CD game Night Trap that they’ve announced is coming soon.


Finally, I picked up the Harrison Ford movie, The Fugitive and the great 1980s series Cosmos by Carl Sagan. This latter is a DVD set since there hasn’t been a Blu-ray version made as of yet. I also have another DVD on the way of Best of the Best 2. Wayne Newton is fantastically cheesy in this film and I loved it.


The Elements of the Holidays

Hey there folks. I hope your holiday season is going well. Overall happy and badass, as one might expect. I have for you more things that appeared at one point or another on the silver screen or the TV screen. Let’s see what they are.

I feel like there’s a thing about me that others think I dislike The Fifth Element. This is certainly not the case. I’ve even quoted it many times since I’ve first seen it. I’ve also have watched it several times, too. With all of this being said I picked up a copy on Blu-ray in a stealbook. This is the first time I’ve had my very own copy. As Ruby Rhod would say, “Unbelievable!”

A Goofy Movie is one I’ve only seen a couple of times, but it has stuck with me. My recent viewing of Encino Man reminded me of this film. The unfortunate part is that this is still only on DVD and it’s an early generation DVD from 2000 at that. It’s long past time for a Blu-ray upgrade, Disney.


Ten years ago I was very much into watching Prison Break. Most fans I noticed felt it was over and done with at the end of season one claiming that since the main characters accomplished the title of the show that it should finish there. I disagreed and I enjoyed the second season. It was the third and fourth seasons I didn’t think we needed.


The Blade Runners

Two weeks ago a package unexpectedly, but also expectedly, arrived in the mail. It was from my Space Suplex podcast co-host @24bitAJE. Without charging me a single penny, Anthony graciously sent me five WWE Blu-ray releases spanning from 2012-2014.

First up is The Best of Sting and Ultimate Warrior: The Ultimate Collection. Both are 2-disc sets for each of the former Blade Runners, if you will. The next one has almost all of the around 30 War Games matches that WCW presented from 1987-2000. The great Dusty Rhodes gives some of his thoughts on what went into putting these crazy matches together in War Games: WCW’s Most Notorious Matches.


Finally, there’s two volumes of ECW Unreleased. The use of the term “unreleased” is kind of a misnomer. It seems to only apply to the ECW Championship match at CyberSlam 2000. Regardless, I’m sure both volumes will be enjoyable.


On a separate note I picked up Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse on PSN during their recent flash sale for $5.

Thanks for reading.

Space Suplex Podcast Ep. 14: CM Punk


Welcome back wrestling fans to the Space Suplex podcast. It sure has been crazy with the news in the last few weeks. We have a discussion on CM Punk, Sting’s debut, and we welcome usagi704 to the program to chat with us his thoughts on Survivor Series and the WWE Network.

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* WWE Survivor Series 2014
* Five Sting dream matches we’d love to see
* Monday Night War episode “The War Goes Mainstream”
* WWE Network
* CM Punk Speaks on Leaving WWE
* LAW Dec. 7 Update – CM Punk to UFC, Final Battle on The LAW

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Space Suplex Podcast Ep. 9: Summer Hustle


On this episode of the Space Suplex podcast 24bitAJE and I chat about the amazing new Blu-ray and DVD release of “Ladies and Gentleman, My Name Is Paul Heyman.” We also dive into our thoughts on SummerSlam 2014 and the following night’s RAW show.

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* Ladies and Gentleman, My Name Is Paul Heyman
* SummerSlam 2014
* RAW 8/18/14

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