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Two lifelong fans take you through the most important, controversial and entertaining events in Pro Wrestling history. With a casual approach to Pro Wrestling coverage, Scottish Smarks ditch the hearsay and popular online bias and get back to what truly matters, being entertained by dudes in tights.

Two lifelong fans take you through the most important, controversial and entertaining events in Pro Wrestling history. With a casual approach to Pro Wrestling coverage, Scottish Smarks ditch the hearsay and popular online bias and get back to what truly matters, being entertained by dudes in tights.
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United Kingdom

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Two lifelong fans take you through the most important, controversial and entertaining events in Pro Wrestling history. With a casual approach to Pro Wrestling coverage, Scottish Smarks ditch the hearsay and popular online bias and get back to what truly matters, being entertained by dudes in tights.

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English

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Episodes

Ep 24: WWF Judgment Day 2000

12/6/2019
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The year 2000 is somewhat of an overlooked year in the history of the WWF. Wrestlemania was underwhelming, Stone Cold Steve Austin was sidelined, and many of the pay per views seemed to blend in together with few truly standout shows...and then there was Judgement Day. Join Chris and Tony this week after a small hiatus to discuss one of the semi-forgotten gems of the Attitude Era. Topics this time include Gerald Brisco’s run as the Hardcore Champion, the state of the internet and what was...

Duration:02:44:17

Ep 23: ECW Heatwave 1998

11/12/2019
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In the summer of 1998, the Monday Night Wars were in full swing and the Attitude Era was on the horizon, but for those who preferred something a bit more gritty, there was now another alternative. Extreme Championship Wrestling. ECW presented Heatwave 1998 in the shadow of the two big guns, and set their stall out to be different, innovative and thought provoking. This week, the Scottish Smarks give their own views on their first original ECW review. Join Chris and Tony as they chat...

Duration:01:25:09

Ep 22: WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede

11/2/2019
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In 1997, the WWF stumbled upon one of the most uniquely paradoxical angles of all time. Bret Hart vs Steve Austin switching between babyface and heel roles depending on whether they were in the USA or Canada. It was a goldmine of a storyline which culminated at the In Your House : Canadian Stampede pay per view. This week, the Scottish Smarks explore the show in great detail, including the excellent main event featuring 10 hall of fame level talents. There’s also a discussion about the...

Duration:01:56:18

Ep 21: WWF Wrestlemania X-Seven

10/23/2019
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On April 1st 2001, the WWF presented the greatest overall professional wrestling card of all time. A truly spectacular and revered show that set the benchmark for all pay-per-views to come. This week the Scottish Smarks, Chris and Tony, are joined by Jamie, the host of the excellent Twenty Minute Tims podcast, to break down Wrestlemania X-Seven. Jamie gives us his memories of being a young Scottish fan that was lucky enough to attend the Showcase Of The Immortals, and his own insight into...

Duration:03:07:39

Ep 20: WCW Starrcade 1997

10/13/2019
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“Hogan’s a colourful guy, but his nightmare’s black and white”.... In 1997, WCW presented their annual Starrcade event, showcasing Hollywood Hogan vs Sting in a main event for the ages. On the back of an 18 month build, WCW had the makings of a true classic. But why did it fail? Chris and Tony break down everything that happened in the infamous main event, the controversy surrounding the refereeing situation, and try to fathom out Sting’s “MAMACITA” moment. There’s discussions involving...

Duration:02:14:58

Ep 19: The First & Last WCW Monday Nitro

9/24/2019
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"Shane McMahon has screwed his old man, and now the fight at Wrestlemania means so much more" A departure of sorts for the Scottish Smarks this week, as Chris and Tony delve into two separate time period in wrestling, to cover the first and last episodes of WCW Monday Nitro. Which of Hulk Hogan's theme songs is the best? Why was Mongo McMichael allowed to sit in the commentary booth alongside Eric Bischoff? Was Steve Borden the ultimate company man for WCW? How awesome are Omaha...

Duration:02:30:20

Ep 18: WWF Summerslam 1994

9/18/2019
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In 1994, the Deadman arose...twice, to compete with...himself...at Summerslam! This week on the Scottish Smarks, Chris and Tony are back to discuss all things WWF. Was Diesel’s entrance music the worst of all time? Was 1994 the best year in wrestling for Scott Hall? Did Vince make a mistake moving Randy Savage into a hosting role? There’s also a pretty emotional debate about 5 star ratings, subjectivity, online peer pressure and the opinion of a certain Mr Meltzer. Support the show

Duration:02:12:53

Ep 17: AEW All Out

9/5/2019
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On August 31st 2019, AEW presented their flagship show, All Out, almost a year to the day after the ground breaking All In pay-per-view. This week the Scottish Smarks break away from classic material and cover a modern day show, a show which would see Chris Jericho crowned as the inaugural AEW champion. Are the elite booking themselves as Supermen? Will PAC consider signing on full time for AEW? Are the Jurassic Express the greatest tag team of all time? What is Orange Cassidy’s...

Duration:02:11:34

Ep 16: WWF Invasion 2001

8/18/2019
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“Are you telling me that the WWF Title is now in enemy hands?” At the height of the Attitude Era, WCW folded and were bought over by the WWF. A few months later, the WWF presented their Invasion pay-per-view. A one-dimensional show that certainly divided opinion at the time, and still does all these years later. In this episode, Chris and Tony revisit this pivotal time in the pro wrestling world. We discuss RVD’s impressive debut, the decline of X-Pac’s creative in 2001, and a very...

Duration:01:50:57

Ep 15: WWE Battleground 2013

7/23/2019
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In 2013, the WWE presented its inaugural Battleground Pay-Per-View, a name that would only last for 4 years before being dumped from the creative table. In this episode, Chris and Tony cover a variety of subjects from the early 2010’s, including the potential for a certain Mr Reigns to be a top level heel, the potential for a Mr Wyatt to go right to the top, and the low status of mid card titles within the company. We also mark out for the Rhodes Brothers, as is the norm, give our thoughts...

Duration:01:37:02

Ep 14: WWF Breakdown 1998 - In Your House

7/22/2019
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Ten months after Bret Screwed Bret, Stone Cold Screwed Stone Cold, in the WWF’s first trip to Canada since the infamous Montreal Screwjob. In this episode, the Scottish Smarks give their thoughts on a VHS childhood favourite, Break Down : In Your House from 1998. We discuss potentially the greatest cage match of all time, the worst middle finger of all time, and the problem of buying a WWF T-shirt in the late 90s. There’s also an in depth discussion about WWE video games from this era,...

Duration:01:43:21

Ep 13: WWF Wrestlemania 8

7/2/2019
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Wrestlemania VIII hailed from the Hoosier Dome in March 1992, featuring a hoos hoo of professional wrestling. It was the continuation of feuds and storylines from our previous episode, when we covered the 92 Rumble. Find out what the Scottish Smarks thought of the DOUBLE MAIN EVENT, Shawn Michaels’ PPV debut as a singles competitor against a bull fighter, and Drew McIntyre’s mother singing the national anthem. We also get a brilliant story from Chris showcasing the classy nature of Bret...

Duration:01:50:37

Ep 12: WWF Royal Rumble 1992

6/30/2019
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With a tear in his eye, this was the greatest moment in Ric Flairs life. But was it the greatest Royal Rumble Pay-Per View of all time? Join Chris and Tony as they discuss the state of play of the World Wrestling Federation in 1992. With Hulkamania running a lot less wild than the fever pitch of the 80s, and no real successor to the throne, the company turned to the WCW turncoat as their top guy. The greatest heel commentary performance of all time, HotRod’s solitary WWF title win as a...

Duration:01:30:35

Ep 11: WCW Halloween Havoc 1998

6/21/2019
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In October of 1998, WCW died. Or so is the narrative from a lot of people, after seeing the horror story that was Halloween Havoc. Silly commentary, dream matches with no build, and a questionable goatee, were just some of the low points on this show. It had the potential to be the greatest card ever and didn’t hit anywhere near that mark. Chris rants, then Tony rants, and all with good reason. Listen to the Scottish Smarks as they break down the biggest missed opportunity in professional...

Duration:02:00:11

Ep 10: ECW December to Dismember 2006

6/11/2019
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“Tonight a new ECW champion will be crowned inside the Elimination Chamber” Sandwiched inbetween two regular WWE shows, and regarded as the worst Pay-Per-View of all time, ECW December to Dismember was presented to the general public in 2006. On this show we have an announcer giving away the main event result in the first minute of the broadcast, a guy in a teacher gimmick with his junk flapping in the wind, an exhibitionist, a vampire, a barbed wire baseball bat, and five thousand ECW...

Duration:01:30:17

Ep 9: WWE Summerslam 2002

6/8/2019
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“I can do this through him that gives me strength” Shawn Michaels made his long awaited return to the squared circle on August 25th 2002, at the fifteenth annual Summerslam, and captured the imagination of the New York crowd when he faced Triple H in an Unsanctioned match. In this episode, the Scottish Smarks discuss one of the greatest cards of all time, with the debut of a legendary masked luchador, a patriotic message from the American Badass, and the literally jaw-dropping performance...

Duration:01:29:56

Ep 8: AEW Double or Nothing

5/28/2019
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On May 25th 2019, the landscape of modern day professional wrestling was altered, when All Elite Wrestling presented their first ever Pay-Per-View event, Double or Nothing, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Join the Scottish Smarks in a rare discussion about the present day product, as they cover the highly anticipated rematch between the Alpha and the Omega, the first 5 star rated match in eight years, and a surprise appearance from the so called Lunatic Fringe. Support the show

Duration:01:44:11

Ep 7: WWE Money in the Bank 2011

5/13/2019
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I’ve been the best ever since day one when I walked into this company. And I’ve been vilified and hated since that day, because Paul Heyman saw something in me that nobody else wanted to admit. That’s right, I’m a Paul Heyman guy. You know who else was a Paul Heyman guy? Brock Lesnar. And he split just like I’m splitting. But the biggest difference between me and Brock is I’m going to leave with the WWE Championship. On July 17th 2011, WWE returned to Chicago to watch their hometown hero CM...

Duration:01:36:39

Ep 6: WWF King of the Ring 1996

4/29/2019
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You sit there, and you thump your Bible, and you say your prayers, and it didn't get you anywhere. Talk about your Psalms, talk about John 3:16 - AUSTIN 3:16 says I just whipped your ass! On June 23rd 1996, a bald fellow named Steve Williams took 30 seconds to change the dynamic of televised entertainment forever. King of the Ring is a coming of age for the World Wrestling Federation, with a card almost split in half of those who would rise to super stardom; and those who would fade into...

Duration:01:23:26

Ep 5: WWF Royal Rumble 2000

4/21/2019
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All right, New York City! Welcome to Madison... Square... Jericho! On January 23rd in the year 2000, WWF hosted Royal Rumble 2000 out of the home of Pro Wrestling, Madison Square Garden in New York City. Arguably of the single greatest events in the history of Sports Entertainment, Royal Rumble featured one of the most talented rosters in an era where the WWF had taken back their crown as the Kings of Professional Wrestling. A first-ever tag team Tables Match, the revival of one of the...

Duration:01:29:26