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The Hidden Gem this week is the failed 1999 revival of Stampede Wrestling pilot episode with none other than Mauro Ranallo on commentary, shit has been hilarious so far and I'm only halfway through
 

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Just watched the new WWE Untold episode about the Angle/Shane KOTR '01 match. Pretty cool stuff, they had Shane and Kurt talk about it obviously but also Bruce Prichard (who was a producer at the time backstage with Vince), Mike Chioda (who reffed it), and Al Snow (who helped them plan it)
 

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They've added a lot of episodes of WWE Game Night from their YouTube channel to the Network, probably all of them but IDK bc I never watched it on YouTube.

Also added were Mid-Atlantic TV from July 13, 1985-May 17, 1986
 

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The Hidden Gem this week is NWA Crockett Cup from 1986...not the full show bc I looked up the card to check and it starts with the 6th match but it's still 4 hours long. Hopefully it has the rest of the tournament in full bc the Sheepherders/Fantastics match later is fucking awesome...I think Meltzer even rated it 5 stars which is hilarious bc of how much he grew to hate the Bushwhackers :TI: I've only seen it once and I don't rate matches so idk about 5 stars but it was great, so I look forward to watching it again once I get to it on this show.

Teams include the Midnight Express, the Road Warriors, The Russians, The Fantastics, The Sheepherders, a Japanese team of Giant Baba and Tiger Mask II (AKA Mitsuharu Misawa :mark: ) and some that I think were just teamed together for the tournament like Magnum TA & Ronnie Garvin and Steve Williams & Terry Taylor.
 

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New Hidden Gems for this week are all Terry Funk related for whatever reason.

"Father Knows Best" - Dory Funk Sr. teaching Dory Jr. and Terry some stuff from 1971
"Texas Royalty" - Terry Funk vs Jerry Lawler from 1990
"Terry Funk ECW Awards Banquet" - Pre-Barely Legal awards banquet honoring Terry Funk and hyping the show
 

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WWE has uploaded two Hidden Gems from the Great American Bash 86 tour for the 4th of July. Night 4 from Charlotte and night 12 from Greensboro
 

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The Hidden Gems this week are kinda odd, both are from 1993 dark matches with Sabu and Taz (as The Tazmaniac) vs Scotty Too Hotty. The ECW guys being showcased makes sense with Extreme Rules coming up but what does Scotty have to do with anything lmao
 

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New classic content dropped today and it's a few ECW Supershows from before their first PPV. Here's the listing:

The Night the Line Was Crossed 1994
When Worlds Collide 1994
Hostile City Showdown 1994
Hardcore Heaven 1994
November to Remember 1994
3 Way Dance 1995
Gangstas Paradise 1995
Holiday Hell 1995
House Party 1996
Big Apple Blizzard Blast 1996
Massacre on Queens Boulevard 1996
Hostile City Showdown 1996
 
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New classic content dropped today and it's a few ECW Supershows from before their first PPV. Here's the listing:

The Night the Line Was Crossed 1994
When Worlds Collide 1994
Hostile City Showdown 1994
Hardcore Heaven 1994
November to Remember 1994
3 Way Dance 1995
Gangstas Paradise 1995
Holiday Hell 1995
House Party 1996
Big Apple Blizzard Blast 1996
Massacre on Queens Boulevard 1996
Hostile City Showdown 1996
I'm glad there's still ECW content to be consumed.
 
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This Hidden Gem this week is "Meadowlands Mayhem" which is a card from 1985 from the Pro Wrestling USA promotion (A failed joint venture by the AWA, JCP, and NWA to compete against the WWF's national expansion). I'm not sure if all the card is included on the Network bc I haven't watched it yet but here's some of the top matches:

Sgt. Slaughter vs Kamala in a Ugandan Death Match
Road Warriors defend the AWA Tag Titles vs Curt & Larry Hennig
Rick Martel defends the AWA title against King Tonga
Larry Zybyszko defends the AWA Americas title against Bob Backlund
The Freebirds are in 6-man action
 

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Lots of new things being added to the Network this week:

A Target: TakeOver episode before Wednesday's episode of NXT
Hidden Gems on Thursday, not sure what they'll be yet
A WWE Untold about Team Hell No airing Friday after This Week in WWE
A WWE Chronicle for Seth Rollins after TakeOver on Saturday
A WWE 24 for Kofi after SummerSlam this Sunday

Also the episode of Table for 3 with Cesaro, Rollins, and Nigel that was added after Raw last night was awesome, plus the Raw Reneunion "The Day Of" episode was fun too
 

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The Hidden Gems this week are all about Harley Race which is very appropriate. They are:

Race and Bill Watts vs The Brisco Brothers from October 8, 1974
Race vs Superstar Billy Graham from January 25, 1978
Race vs Jack Brisco from August 12, 1978
Race vs Ric Flair from November 14, 1980
Superstars visit Napolean's tomb in Paris from October 1, 1987
Race vs Junyard Dog w/ Andre the Giant as special ref in Paris from October 23, 1987
 

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Another "hidden" Hidden Gem was added that isn't showing up on the recently added section like the Harley Race ones for some reason, but you can find it using the search function. It's Sunday Night Slam from August 1994 featuring:

Crush vs Lex Luger
1-2-3- Kid & Sparky Plugg vs Million Dollar Corporation of Bam Bam Bigelow & IRS
Razor Ramon vs Todd Becker
Bull Nakano vs Heidi Lee Becker
Diesel vs Typhoon
The Undertaker (FAKE Brian Lee version) vs Sonny Rogers

Also Leslie Nielson has a search for the real Undertaker in segments throughout the night that are probably amazing