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  1. The WWE couldn't handle The Natural Dustin Rhodes. That man took down the Stud Stable.
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  2. Honestly thought this was going to be under the ...Of the Day subfolder.
    2 points
  3. Lawler was much better as a heel at the national level because his act was so in tune with Memphis. His AWA matches as a face were technically solid, but lacked the emotion of Memphis. On the other hand, his heel work in World Class was awesome, and his initial WWE run and Bret feud was really good. He has since had strong matches as a veteran face in WWE (King's matches with The Miz are arguably Miz's best save Daniel Bryan series), but his best national work was as a heel. However, very few smart fans do not enjoy Lawler as a face in Memphis.
    2 points
  4. The thing about the audience in the attitude era that always gets me is that for every wrestling related sign, there are about five signs of Cartman.
    2 points
  5. Paul looked like film nerd Valhalla: "Listen, I got a position in this town, a reputation...somebody's gonna be ruined."
    2 points
  6. I love you Tabe, but are ramblings of a mad man.
    2 points
  7. Duggan's like "YEAH! PUT ON WORKIN' FOR THE WEEKEND!"
    2 points
  8. I get the difference between the Divas title and the WWE title of all things, but really, it's the only belt she could win...and a dream's a dream. Your second point of it happening on happenstance is more valid. Another valid point that only Bryan seem to make is that it's a belt that just rotates from woman to woman in WWE. Pretty much 75% of the women who have stuck around longer than a year and a half have gotten a title run at this point. Still though, if she's happy about it, who cares? I don't think it's about being a mark. If she throws a tantrum over losing the title to someone like Naomi, then yeah, it applies.
    1 point
  9. Blackman was awesome.
    1 point
  10. "At least I got a finisher at this point. I hadn’t had a real finish up until then. I used something off the top rope back when I was Sparky Plugg: either a cross body, a splash, or a kneedrop. After I’d become “Hardcore,” I usually won matches by using foreign objects. I did use a pump-handle slam sometimes, but Vince Russo came to me around the time they were starting to push the hell out of Test and asked if I would mind giving the move to him. “Do I have a choice?” I asked. He replied, “Not really.” So why ****ing ask me?! I tried the Falcon Arrow for a while but didn’t really like it. It didn’t help that Russo wanted to call it “the Hollycaust.” That got stopped quickly when the office decided the name would offend a lot of people. After I watched a whole bunch of documentaries on the subject, I understood. It’s something people don’t want to be reminded of. To try and shock people, Russo probably would have pushed for me to use it to beat Bill Goldberg, Billy Kidman, and all the other Jewish wrestlers." - Bob Holly Yes, he had to watch documentaries on the Holocaust to get it.
    1 point
  11. As long as he doesn't turn hardcore bible thumber, Ol Johnny football is the best heel college football has had in a LONG time. . . I hope he starts acting like a bible thumper just to troll the hell out of ESPN, Tebow fans, etc. He's awesome and I don't even think he's a heel. More of a Steve Austin-esque face.
    1 point
  12. And there's your play of the game/week/year right there. . . .
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  13. You know what? No receiver named Norwood should ever be allowed to line up wide right. . . just saying.
    1 point
  14. Yes, Gameday comes to Fargo next weekend. MISSOURI VALLEY REPRESENT.
    1 point
  15. Plus if he catches a touchdown he will do a Scott Hall taunt
    1 point
  16. WWE would confiscate any clever or edgy sign. Now all of the good sign-makers have migrated over to ESPN's College GameDay.
    1 point
  17. Went back and watched Taker vs. Michaels at WM 25. My god what a great match. I wasn't a big fan of the 26 match, but this one is damn near perfect. Pacing, timing, psychology, false finishes....this match and Rock/Austin from Mania 17 are the perfect examples of the "sports entertainment" style of WWE main event matches. It's been 5 years and I still thought Taker had him after he reversed the skin the cat into a tombstone. Taker's facial afterwards is absolutely priceless. The faceplant into the floor and Michaels' reaction afterwards, begging for the 10 count, trying to win by any means necessary is very believable. The whole good vs. evil, HBK praying to the heavens before the moonsault only to be caught for the tombstone....just fucking beautiful. Top 5 Mania match of all-time for me.
    1 point
  18. Great review, Greggulator. Makes it easy to keep it up with everything that's going on in NXT. Isn't that kind of, like, the distant past by now? Pat Patterson and So cal Val were at the show. Val was in the crowd.
    1 point
  19. We really need to start a campaign to get Edgar Wright to give Garrett Morris a cameo in Ant-Man.
    1 point
  20. Maybe tomorrow they'll take away the win from Carl Edwards for passing Menard before the line.
    1 point
  21. http://www.buzzfeed.com/daves4/35-pictures-that-will-change-the-way-you-look-at-breaking-ba Too awesome.
    1 point
  22. Kimya Dawson's Thunder Thighs album is fucking awesome. Just so you all know.
    1 point
  23. I think Renee Young is great at what she does. And I think Wargames 2000 is 100 times better than Wargames 1998, which is legitimately one of the worst matches I have ever seen.
    1 point
  24. This has been reposted by a lot of people on FaceBook. Chipotle's ad for The Scarecrow app:
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  25. Will they have to pay him, "Straight cash homie?" ER'BODY ONE CLAP!
    1 point
  26. How do I report animal neglect and/or abuse? In Jefferson County (outside Birmingham City) - call 205-325-1450.In the City of Birmingham - call 205-328-9311. Outside the Birmingham or Jefferson County Limits - call YOUR local law enforcement agency and/or Humane Society. If you have a case that is outside the Birmingham-Jefferson County area, yet within the state of Alabama, you may contact our cruelty hotline at 205-369-0392 to learn how to end animal abuse or neglect in your area. You will be speaking with a Police Dispatch and they will give the calls to the appropriate officer. When you call the local authorities please be sure you have the following information: Your name and phone number (Confidential unless called in for court) Exact Location of the animal(s) Nature of the Complaint Description of the Animals involved Any other pertinent information If you have any further questions or concerns please contact the Greater Birmingham Humane Society at 205-369-0392. http://www.gbhs.org/site/PageServer?pagename=svcs_rac_Report_Animal_Cruelty
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  27. I fully agree. He's only been on the air for something like three weeks, and his monologues have all been magnificent.
    1 point
  28. I can't put into words how excited I am for heel Dixie. Dixie and AJ doing McMahon vs Austin has potential to be the greatest horrible angle ever. Of all the things TNA needs God knows Dixie turning heel was at the top of the list. I hope they play up TNA firing that kid who broke his neck, not paying for Ion's or Daffney's medical expenses, and how horribly paid the Knockouts are. If they turn her into Mr. Burns it would almost be worth it. I also hope since I guess Sabin turned heel they make him and Dixie into the shittiest power couple in history, TNA's version of Hunter and Stephanie.
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  29. OK, I thought that this was interesting, and I'm going to try a review. I don't think I quite know what I like and don't like about matches completely, so hopefully it doesn't turn into too much of a discovery thing and it isn't totally uninteresting. Triple H [c] vs. Rikishi - Smackdown 1/4/00 I'm not a HHH fan or a hater, really. I find his Flair/Race hybrid tribute act to be crappy compared to just watching Flair or Race, and he never held my interest as the ace heel of the promotion, but there are times when he really has a much better performance than his average. I remember this match as one of those performances, and I remember LOVING it when it first aired. I haven't seen it in a handful of years, however, so looking it again should be interesting. HHH sells Rikishi's name being drawn as his opponent fantastically before the match starts. The dumbfounded, pissed-off look on his face as he glares at Howard Finkel for screwing up the rigged drawing is wonderful. HHH jumps Rikishi at the bell and beats him down in the corner, showing pretty good urgency and cementing the idea that Rikishi needs to be taken out quickly or HHH might be in for a world of hurt. They go outside and Kish ragdolls HHH, who sells pretty nicely. Loved the legdrop on the floor from Kish. It just looks brutal for some reason. This part of the match early where they are outside the ring is pretty good, actually, as it just turns into a fight-for-your life brawl and they use the ring steps effectively. They go back inside and a couple reversals lead to a HHH knee to the face and a brief control section of the match which is highlighted by that signature spinning clothesline bump Rikishi always does. Kish gets control right back, however, and does a nice fat man splash in the corner and a Samoan drop that the crowd pops for. Rikishi has such awesome offense. Love his belly-to-belly and of course the Rikishi Driver. The crowd (and I) are going wild for Rikishi's offense. Banzai Drop gets two, and the crowd goes nuts. This is where 2.9s work, where a challenger with awesome offense that can credibly beat anyone gets soooo close to winning off of his big moves. They follow with a Rikishi Driver -----> Pedigree ----> back bodydrop sequence that gets a big pop. Nothing special, but man, the crowd really loves Big Kish. HHH, by the way, is awesome at selling offense when he wants to be. He is bouncing around nicely for Rikishi's offense. He also does a good job of juuuuuust barely getting the shoulder up after Kish connects with a superkick. Now here's what I like. Stephanie interferes by sliding a chair into the ring and then running interference. HHH's chair shot to the head only gets two, though. I almost forgot myself a bit and popped like the crowd did when Kish kicked out. I remember thinking the chair shot was the end when I first watched this match in '00 too, so it was a pretty effective spot. HHH just gives up and blasts Kish in the face with a belt shot, getting DQed; then, he lays out Kish with chair shots, but Rikishi gets up almost immediately and chases HHH out of the ring. OK, so some of my big criticisms about HHH in general are these things: He typically doesn't give enough to faces on offense when he wrestles them. He often doesn't act like his opponent is a legit threat. He often has interminably long and boring control segments that are just painful to watch and that kill otherwise good matches (HHH/Goldberg at Unforgiven '03 comes to mind). I think this list helps to explain why I enjoyed this particular HHH match. This match was a sub-ten minute match, so it didn't have the overlong HHH control segment. Honestly, HHH selling every move from Kish like it just knocked him out dead was perfect. His facial expressions were also great at conveying that Kish was a serious threat, both before and during the match. The mixture of fear and hatred on his face as Kish kept coming after him post-DQ worked for me. Basically, HHH taking Rikishi's offense and just hanging onto his belt through chicken-shittery was perfect. Rikishi looked like a world-beater and HHH got to play up being the Cerebral Assassin by realizing when it was time to just get out of dodge with the title. I don't love it as much as I did in context back in 2000, but it is a really smartly-worked match to me. There are very few 1-on-1 HHH matches that I would ever watch more than once, but I wonder if the ones that I would watch just cut out the long HHH control segments and feature good facial selling from Trips. I'll have to check that theory out sometime.
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  30. How does it keep up with the news like that?
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  31. I hope something heavy falls on your pinky toe.
    1 point
  32. The tattooe's arms are bigger than the kid's.
    1 point
  33. The only thing I want this weekend is Johnny Football celebrating a A&M Touchdown by pissing on Nick Saban's shoes. Or Johnny Football celebrating a touchdown by Tebowing.
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  35. ENZO AMORE AND BIG CASS VS. SYLVESTER LAFORT'S MONEY MAKING LEGIONAIRRES-- This feud is why I love wrestling. The only one of these dudes who is actively good is Alexander Rusev. But everyone else is at least entertaining. One team has some French scumbag wearing sparkling coats, a Bulgarian Muy Thai dude and a Walker, Texas Ranger henchman. The other team has some big dude with a mullet inexplicably wearing trunks that have the NYC skyline airbrushed onto them and some Jersey trash who can't even match his leopard print top and bottom. Watching wrestling as a fan goes way beyond marking out for Daniel Bryan or Eddie Guerrero or ECW. It's also enjoying the random weirdness that these people would have a reason to know each other at all, let alone not like each other to the point where they want to fight. NXT is a well-written, well-produced wrestling show that has some really great wrestling shlock to it. I can't really remember a show like this. Regal puts Rusev and Dawson over HUGE. He also buries Enzo and calls him the most annoying human who has ever lived. Cass had a good little trash talk spot -- Dawson tried to kick him, Cass caught the boot and said "HOW YA DOIN'?" like a Sopranos tough before clotheslining him. Rusev is DAMN good. This is the weirdest finish ever. The Legionairres did a Hart Foundation type move but instead of the clothesline, Rusev did his cartwheel kick thing. But the heels didn't leave the ring by 5 -- a "slow developing tandem move" as the announcer put it. This felt like watching a baseball game than ends via a balk-off win. It's a pretty awesome ending, actually, because now I'll pay attention to that in future tag matches.BO DALLAS INTERVIEW -- Bo Dallas has become one of the best heels going today in a very quick amount of time. His heel work is superb. This dude comes off like a total tool. He's wearing a pink dress shirt with black vest over it tucked into white pants with the belt fastened around his waist. He looks like such a doofus. I love him talking about all the support he's getting (which includes food) while people are just flat-out destroying him. He also goes from calling himself Sami's mento, to offering Sami a match, to offering Sami a non-title match, and then humbly saying "Who am I to make that match?" That's a really great way to cowardly duck a challenge. "I believe I can fly!" "Don't stop BO-Lieving!" His commitment to being a total j-o is outstanding and I salute him. CJP -- Renee interviews CJ Parker about his beef with Tyler Breeze. This was the best IWCCW promo ever. CJ talks about his "inner self" and stuff like that. Renee rules (duh) because she stares off to the distance when CJ stares and talks about the mythical Phoenix of yore. Parker talks about spreading positivity via photo bombs when Breeze jumps him from behind and then takes a selfie while laying on his downed body. Good, quick segment to continue a really entertaining, dumb feud. SASHA BANKS VS. PAIGE -- I like Paige's whip into the ropes -- she uses the top rope as a clothesline. Regal hilariously claims Paige is a huge superstar in NXT and on the front page of the daily press. Paige is REALLY good. She's got great mannerisms down and comes off like a vicious, spiteful little thing -- she wants to win and does not care about anything else. But she also has respect, giving Sasha a nod of respect after Sasha nearly beat her with some Eddie/Dean roll-up thing. Paige also does a great job selling that a body scissors is tough to get out of when she's struggling to do so. Paige regained control with a snap Fisherman's Suplex that felt a little Benoit-ish. End sequence saw Sasha nearly steal a pin with a roll-up. Sasha then hit Paige with a cross-body. Paige used the momentum against her and got the pin. Paige tries to console an upset Sasha Banks post-match. Sasha attacks Paige when her backs turned, gives her a bunch of slaps and then a cross-armed neckbreaker thing. Heel turn complete. This was a decent match. Sasha needs some work. But Paige is really good already. This was solid. It could have been a bit better is Sasha sold getting upset at the ref during a near fall here or something along those lines but then containing her inner heel rage that eventually came out after the match. But nice work. The WWE signing Sara Del Rey to teach the ladies how to wrestle will pay off dividends in a few years when the Bellas and those girls move on to whatever it is ex-divas do. Afterwards, Sasha thanks Summer Rae for being the inspiration to turn heel. LEO KRUGER VS. XAVIER WOODS -- Xavier's got a great, fun entrance. Kruger does some Zbysco stall work on the floor until Xavier grabs him by his greasy ponytail. Kruger uses that to his advantage and rakes Leo's left arm against the ropes. He then goes into ADR mode, focusing on that left arm. Xavier finally gets separation, sends Kruger to the floor with a nice spinning headscissors. He then goes for a plancha and completely eats the floor when Kruger dodges. Thank you, Xavier Woods, for doing that. Woods survives the onslaught on his left arm that he doesn't use at all during the match, selling it really well. Xavier ended up using his fighting spirit, stiff kicks and smarts to get back into the match. He ended up winning with his Honor Roll thing at the end -- not the best finisher ever but it works. This was another good match. It felt like a really poor man's ADR vs. Daniel Bryan -- those guys would structure that match the same way, but are obviously 50,000 times better performers. But learning the structure of a good match focused around a body part is the important lesson.NXT, thank you once again.
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  36. Triple H vs Chris Jericho -Last Man Standing Match Fully Loaded 2000. Man I hate Last Man Standing matches. The concept is great in terms of everything but the finish. I've never seen an LMS match end without being somewhat deflating because they big spot finish is great but the ten count kills the crowd. And normally these matches devalue every finisher because they use multiple as near falls. Anyway the story to this match is that Jericho is the cocky upstart taking on the big dog. The feud is built around Jericho kissing Stephanie, then ruining a bunch of Hunter's proper rivalries by costing him matches. He also gets Hunter stinkfaced! Yes! Anyway Hunter asks for Jericho, then he and DX beat the shit out of him, and give him the sledgehammer to the gut. This means that Jericho has the "internal injuries" gimmick going on, including the mythical "bandages around the midsection". Early on, that's the story of the match, obviously. They brawl into the crowd, with Jericho perhaps unreasonably holding his own in that situation. It's amazing the difference between Jericho and Hunter in everything. Jericho looks a rung beneath Hunter in everything, slower and looser and just less threatening. At the time, 14 year old me wanted a Jericho title run as much as the next guy. Looking back on this, and a few other related videos, it's clear why that didn't happen. He just doesn't feel like a star, the way Ziggler doesn't. Anyway Hunter eventually cuts him off and there's an extended heat section mostly based around Jericho being pugnacious and gutsy and Hunter beating the shit out of him. One of the reasons I think I liked Hunter so much back in the day, is that his offence was based around his own body part rather than his opponents. I wasn't watching the pro wres critically back then, but I was always a big fan of the knee attacked Hunter did. The running knee, knee smash, dropping the knee on a downed opponent etc was different and stood out. It helped that he was so crisp with the timing too. This heat segment is pretty great, Hunter is kneeing(~!) him in the gut over and over, then hooks in a pretty neat abdominal stretch that twists somewhat in the wrong direction and yet still looks worse. Jericho gets more or less nothing in here. Hunter gets a sleeper on Jericho, which is great because he hooks in a body scissors and basically engulfs Jericho's tiny frame with it. It's like the giant squid alien thing in Prometheus. Jericho gets up from the resulting ten count, gets a flurry, then hits the Lionsault onto Hunter's knees(~!). He gets up again and starts calling Hunter out, not fighting back just getting beaten down. I believe this is what you creepy Japan watchers call fighting spirit? This leads into a good old fashioned American Pedigree. At this point in the match, Hunter is doing a great job playing the dominant veteran. He grinds Jericho down, kisses the old lady a few times, sits back and watches the count. After the Pedigree he lays along the top rope like Michaels used to, and watches the count. Jericho starts getting up around 8ish and Hunter gets mad and goes outside for a chair. This is where the match picks up the pace and really gets going. Unfortunately it's also where Jericho starts getting offence in. After another count Jericho finally gets the momentum and really if this was anyone less bumpy than Hunter, it would look gash. He throws one neat charshot leading to a standard crimson mask for Hunter then starts doing his spots, notably the bulldog that implies that his one handed shove can force a 260lb man into a chair face first. He gets the LIontamer on, which quite frankly looks like a quad popper at this point because Hunter is about four times Jericho's height. Maybe a lift fell out? Hunter sells it like death, getting to the ropes and then climbing to the second... which surely increases the pressure on his back? Anwyay Jericho pulls him in again and JR says something about the mean streak Jericho has always needed. Steph hits him to break the hold and gets a Liontamer of her own. Jericho has basically turned the tide at this moment and to be fair both guys are doing that part of the story really well. Jericho comes off as fighty and tough, Hunter comes off as a guy struggling to hold on and a little bit underprepared for the amount of fight Jericho has brought. Man I love Hunter's punches. I know you guys like the real ones, but Hunter does these cool downward "precise" ones that look badass. The end basically comes as Jericho is on top. He sling shots Hunter into the ring post on the mat, gets the sledge and hits him in the gut because turnabout as we know is fairplay. Hunter ends up on the table, Jericho sets up for a Lionsault from the wall to Hunter on the announce table, Hunter low blows him, then backdrops him through the table. Hunter pops up at 9 1/4, then falls at 10 and wins. I feel like most of what was good in this match was Hunter. It's by no means a showcase for him, or the match I'd put as the best example of Triple H's 2000 being great, but it's a pretty good showing for him. The story of the match is really well done. Jericho, shitty moves aside, is really good as the upstart babyface trying to prove himself, and the switch in the match, pretty much exactly half way through, works well with both guys. Arrogance costs Hunter what was looking like a routine win for him, but Jericho's cockiness lets Hunter back into it periodically, and also results in the finish too. It's a pretty great elevator match for Jericho, moving him up from Eddie, Road Dogg and Chyna etc in the midcard. Hunter definitely does most of the work here, and really gives Jericho a lot considering he didn't rate him, at all.
    1 point
  37. Tim Thomas to Florida is begging for a "Stand Your Ground" poster. This is the only place I'm comfortable making this joke, btw.
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  38. Hey, they could give Peck Ziggler's spot too.
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  39. But I thought Vince is so out of touch with current pop culture that we wouldn't see twerking jokes until 2025. Internet, you have forsaken me!
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  40. The spoilers.... they.....aren't completely douchey? That's different.
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  41. The networks just aren't going to stand for a return to the brand split along Raw vs Smackdown lines. At best, you might get a WWE vs NXT split, if they can build up NXT into a solid minor league brand that can carry it's own TV show on some minor channel. Or if they figure out a Super Gay wrestling concept (The Gay-Ass Grappling Association?) to put on Bravo. Would you watch a comedy-oriented, homosexual-themed wrestling show with a lot of characters who seem ripped straight from Stefon's Weekend Update segments?
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  42. Ohhhh yeah I forgot about the Carrie remake. I wasn't excited until recently I found out it's directed by Kimberly Pierce, who directed Boys Don't Cry. There's also that Maniac remake with Elijah Wood I've been wanting to see.
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  43. My short list will be the Evil Dead remake, The Conjuring, Sinister, and maybe You're Next.
    1 point
  44. I don't think the two are mutually exclusive. There's a lot more pop in punk rock than a lot of punks would like to admit.
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