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Seven months of Mid South from 1985 dropped the other day, Rock n Rolls vs Hector and Chavo Guerrero was better than anything any company will put out this week.

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I watched WWF Summerslam from 1994 the other night. I didn't remember the show at all. I do vaguely remember the build-up on TV of Undertaker Vs. Undertaker. 

I gotta tell ya though, that Owen Hart Vs. Bret Hart cage match was money. It was better than their Wrestlemania X match in my opinion. I can't believe I didn't remember that match. Truth be told, I don't think I had ever seen that match before. It was really good. They told a great story. The way they both struggled to get out of the cage & stop the other from escaping was a breath a fresh air. Even without any real violence or blood or anything, that was just great pro-wrestling. Post match angle was fun too.

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So apparently there was some talent exchange with WCCW and Mid South in 1985, as Kerry Von Erich shows up (and puts over Mid South as the best wrestling) then Chris Adams shows up the next week with the American Heavyweight title (WCCW's top title at the time). 

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The April 13th 1985 Mid South episode kicks off with an epic Bill Watts rant on the then-recent Wrestlemania and how Vince McMahon is taking credit for popularizing wrestling and having celebrities, rattling off all the celebrities that go to shows all around the country because they're fans and "not because they were paid to be there". Plus how having an actor pretending to be a wrestler and Mean Gene main eventing a show in Minneapolis (which he did) is 'baloney" and you'll never see that on his show.

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Interesting news from the WWE Network News site mailbag:

 

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Has there been any further news on the WWC tape library since WWE purchased it? In regards to what condition it is in, or if WWE plans to use it any capacity in the near future?

As luck would have it, yes there is. For those unaware, back in November last year, news broke that WWE had acquired the video library of World Wrestling Council (WWC) of Puerto Rico. One major concern was that the footage was severely damaged by a hurricane that had then-recently happened in the area. Unfortunately, we were told a good few months ago that this was indeed the case and the issues were so extensive that a lot of the acquired tapes were sent to an outside specialist. However, there is a positive. According to a source, WWE ended up receiving a lot more footage than expected, including “a ton” of unmarked film reels. So the impression we were given at the time was that even if a significant chunk is deemed unsalvageable, the larger haul means that a good chunk would hopefully still survive.

It’s impossible to say regarding the near future, but I will say that if footage from WWC does surface on WWE Network in the coming months, I’d say it’s highly likely to appear in Hidden Gems or via documentary clips first and not as a “classic content” batch of full episodes.

 

 

So while it sucks that it appears a good chunk was damaged, the fact that they could save a lot more than was expected is an excellent sign for the future.

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Not sure why it included my comment in the quote, but editing won't let me fix it so whatevs.

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Hopefully those film reels have full shows form the stadiums on them with stuff that didn\t air.

Any ideas how far back that library was supposed to go? 70's?

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3 hours ago, khawk20 said:

Hopefully those film reels have full shows form the stadiums on them with stuff that didn\t air.

Any ideas how far back that library was supposed to go? 70's?

I would think at least 70s, they would show classic matches on the Sunday WWC shows up until the storm hit and would regularly have matches from stadium shows from the late 70s/early 80s.

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For those who care about such things, the remaining episodes of WCW Thunder are set to drop on Monday.

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Post's Golden Crisp and and Honey Comb cereals have an offer to get WWE Network free for 3 months if you aren't a current subscriber. Look for Becky Lynch or Big Show on the boxes. My grocery store had these BOGO, so I bought four for the price of two, uploaded the receipt to https://wwexpost.com/, and got the offer after a few days. Worked like a charm! I now have the Network free through WrestleMania. (Well, really $7 or $8 for three months, but the cereal is good!)

Since this is some weird cereal site you'll never use again, I recommend getting the cereals on a separate receipt and paying cash, as well using a secondary e-mail address and fake name/info for the cereal site. Won't affect your WWE site login/info. 

BTW, if anyone cares, I think Golden Crisp is much better than Honey Comb, but both are good.

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Going through 1998 with my brother because that's the era he's most into, and we got to Summer 1998 and it looks like the Network not only dubs in different music for The Oddities instead of the Insane Clown Posse, but on the show where Sable introduces them and they turn babyface for the first time (and Golga wrestles Marc Mero), the entire segment is cut from the Network's broadcast entirely.  A completely baffling edit when you could have always just dubbed in new music for them rather than remove the entire segment entirely.  It confused the hell out of us because they just introduced The Oddities as babyfaces like nothing happened and Ross and Lawler don't really explain anything.  Any idea why the Network just removes the entire segment entirely?

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They would often do that when dubbing the music would be too much work/not possible due to how the show is constructed. It was pretty common on the old WWE 24/7 VOD service, it's possible it's something they overlooked when a lot of that got restored for the  network. 

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20 hours ago, sek69 said:

They would often do that when dubbing the music would be too much work/not possible due to how the show is constructed. It was pretty common on the old WWE 24/7 VOD service, it's possible it's something they overlooked when a lot of that got restored for the  network. 

But even they, why scrub the entire match when they could have just started with everyone in the ring?  Just seems like a super sloppy edit.  Which I mean, I know.  But still.

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Finally getting a new content drop, Prime Time Wrestling from 1989 coming on January 20.

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