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.
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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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
Welcome to the very first episode of the Space Suplex podcast. I am your co-host along with 24bitAJE. As debuts go we talk briefly about our history of watching pro wrestling with many a tangent. Our main topic is on WrestleMania XXX.
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* Our history with the product.
* ECW relaunch
* Wrestlers torn down and built back up.
* Other wrestling podcasts we listen to.
* WrestleMania XXX
WWE Championship John Cena vs. Rob Van Dam
Here’s a match that has major hype going into the par-per-view tomorrow. Rob Van Dam has said that if he wins the title that he’ll rename it the ECW World Championship. Sounds interesting, but with Edge as the #1 contender for Vengeance next month that just isn’t going to happen. RVD will just have to find another way to get the win.
My Choice: Rob Van Dam via DQ or countout
Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk vs. Mick Foley & Edge
Foley and Edge teaming up together and calling themselves the Co-Hardcore Champions has been pretty entertaining, in my opinion. The way that they went about turning Foley heel was kind of odd. That is that Dreamer hasn’t been on WWE TV in months if not years. Regardless of how that all came about the match itself should be fun to watch.
My Choice: Tommy Dreamer & Terry Funk
World Heavyweight Championship Sabu vs. Rey Mysterio
Sabu left TNA after his match with Samoa Joe at Lockdown and now shows up for the WWE with a title shot right away. Because of the respect that the fans have for Rey Mysterio. I don’t believe there will be a problem if he scores a clean win over Sabu on Sunday night.
My Choice: Rey Mysterio
Tazz vs. Jerry Lawler
I don’t expect this match to be anywhere near the quality of the one from SummerSlam 2000. This has all to do with Tazz since he hasn’t wrestled since teaming with Spike Dudley in 2002.
My Choice: Tazz
Randy Orton vs. Kurt Angle
There are much better choices than Randy Orton to face Kurt Angle. Not to say that this won’t be a decent match, but he’s definitely not my first pick. Angle has been pushed as the face of the new ECW, which pretty much guarantees he’ll win.
My Choice: Kurt Angle
Full Blooded Italians vs. Yoshihiro Tajiri & Super Crazy
Even though this match was tossed onto the card at the last minute it still should be match of the night. With the solid wrestling skills of Little Guido and Tajiri to the crazy spots of Tony Mamaluke and Super Crazy (pun intended), this looks to be exciting.