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  1. Is it possible you can slow down and look at how much of a hilarious snob you're being? You liking Mark Henry wrestling matches doesn't make you more sophisticated than people who don't and it's absurd that I should even have to say something like that.
    9 points
  2. Dunno if anyone's read Bruce Hart's book (Picked it up for $1 at a book sale) (it's okay, so far), but he tells an amazing Terry Funk story. Apparently back in the 70s, or so, Dory Funk Jr. invited Bruce and his brothers to visit him down at his ranch, so Bruce, Smith and Bret Hart drove down there one summer. At the time, Dory was touring Florida, so Terry offered to show them around. He invited them to the wrestling going on that night which the Harts excitedly took him up on. En route, Terry offered Bruce some chewing tobacco, which Bruce had never tried before but not wanting to look like a little kid, gleefully took him up on. Bruce didn't know that you were supposed to spit the chaw out and kept swallowing, at which point Terry started cursing and apologized to the brothers that his air conditioning was on the fritz and now his power windows weren't working either. Being that it was the South in the middle of the summer, it got hotter and hotter in the car and Bruce, gleefully swallowing his chaw spit, got sicker and sicker and finally asked Terry to pull over where he "puked his guts out" beside the road. He said that when he got back in the car, Terry's smiled and his air conditioning and power windows miraculously started working again. Even better, was Terry then asked if any of the Harts wanted to have a hand in the night's matches, Bruce volunteered and Terry told Bruce that in the main when Boris Malenko put the face (I can't remember who it was) in his dreaded submission hold that Bruce should jump the rails, get into the ring and jump on Malenko's back. So, in the main, Bruce gets out of his seat, jumps the rail, slides into the ring and jumps on Malenko's back, at which point Bruce overhears Malenko say "Hang on, I've got some mark on my back". Malenko then gave Bruce a hard snapmare into the mat, wrapped his fist with his chain and reared back to pummel Bruce at which point Bruce began yelling "Kayfabe! Kayfabe!" in order to let Malenko know he was supposed to be running in, only Terry hadn't told anyone about it. So the police dragged Bruce out of the ring, handcuffed him and threw him in the back of cop car. Bruce says he remembers panicking about having to spend the night in jail in a foreign country and what he would tell his parents when he saw Terry Funk approach the police and was relieved, thinking Terry was there to save him. Only it was then that he heard Terry shouting to the police "You've got to lock him up and throw away the keys! He endangered the lives of everyone in the building!" It was only thanks to Lord Alfred Hayes coming over and vouching for Hart that kept him from being thrown in jail that night. Amazingly, Bruce and Terry became good friends, even after that!
    8 points
  3. Do I need to start hating Scott Keith? Yes. But that has nothing to do with the hive mind.
    7 points
  4. COVER YOUR FUCKING TRACKS FAT SPANISH WAITER.
    7 points
  5. There was damn near a riot when my school banned snap bracelets. You were also not allowed to dress like Kriss Kross. I don't see what's so bad about that watch. Did they also ban dancing in your town until Kevin Bacon drove up in his VW Beetle?
    5 points
  6. This may have been posted but if it was it didn't load for me.
    5 points
  7. He'll move all the jobs to India and everyone wll geek out 'cause Ring Ka King's back.
    5 points
  8. I would make Sabu World Champion until I run out of money. And maybe book myself in an angle where I get stabbed with a gold spike.
    4 points
  9. To me, Henry is a lot like William Regal, or late in his career Eddy Guerrero (although, to be clear, as much as I love Henry, he's not as good as Eddy was.) All three of them had the same thing I most loved in all of wrestling: Every single second they were in the ring, every single thing they did/do, had/has a purpose. They would never do something just to be doing something. Every move, every gesture, every bit of bad-ass Mark Henry trash talk, every time they play to the crowd... All of it meant something, and worked to move the match along and held a purpose. There aren't very many guys I have ever seen that do that. Mark Henry is one of them, and I fucking love him for it.
    4 points
  10. Of things people haven't already mentioned for the reading comprehension challenged: The Sheamus feud had multiple good matches. The Orton feud had good matches. The Big Show feud had great matches. Then there's the Evan Bourne series from ECW. There's the CM Punk series from last year. As for why we generally look down on people who don't like Mark Henry, it's because a lot of what he does that stands out is nuanced. Yes, there's the obvious presence and great looking offense, but Henry does so many of the little things so well, and you actually have to pay attention and think to notice it. Frankly, if you are paying attention and thinking and giving a damn about what you're watching, you really can't miss it. It's that obvious. In fact it's so obvious that I'm okay sounding like a dick about it. If you don't like Mark Henry and you can't understand what he does well, then you really aren't very good at watching and understanding pro wrestling and how it works. That's okay too, though. I think FSW would be glad to help you learn.
    4 points
  11. I disagree a bit, actually. Hogan's WWE return in 2002 was the best he ever was. His old vet character made his matches amazing. He was worn down and old, and you could physically beat him down and do things like get him to tap out now where that was completely unheard of when he was in his prime. However, he was still Hulk Hogan, and if you weren't careful, 47-year-old Hogan would channel up 30-year-old Hogan and then it was all HULK UP, FINGER WAG, YOOOUUUUUU, BIG BOOT, LEGDROP and it would be like eight-year-old me watching him come back against some monster of the month all over again. It was glorious. He was like an old QB with a dying arm and lessening mobility that has one more four-hundred-yard, five TD game somewhere inside him for the prime-time audience at home. It was great. I actually wanted to see him recapture that greatness, if only for the five minutes that it would take for him to sneak out a victory.
    3 points
  12. Is that your way of telling us Goldberg is interested?
    3 points
  13. The Chargers are the most baffling team in the NFL. Stop me if you've heard this before.
    3 points
  14. I don't want to see Hogan ever again.
    3 points
  15. Am I the only one that wants to hit Papa John in the face with a crowbar every time he's on TV?
    3 points
  16. Matt's argument isn't that you should like Mark Henry, it's that you should know why people like Mark Henry. And he's explained it. If you understand what he's saying than you should "get" what people see in Mark Henry. That doesn't mean that because you get it, that you have to enjoy it or like it. And he's not asking you to. It's not snobbery, it's trying to be understood. And if you won't make the effort to understand what he's saying, then I think he's got a right to get frustrated when he has made the effort to understand both sides. What he clearly wants is for you to get at least why he likes something so that he can talk about wrestling with you. It's not exclusion, it's inclusion. Come see why we like Mark Henry, stay or don't stay, just don't act like we're freaks.
    3 points
  17. Clearly you weren't around for the legendary UFC 33 show that ended any hope of it ever happening again.
    3 points
  18. I don't know what you all see but Mark Henry kinda sucks.
    3 points
  19. My 5 1/2 year old is dead set on growing up as fast as humanly possible and is obsessed on being a "big girl". She's relinquished the pacifier with no issue, potty trained herself, and has been trying to learn to read and do math almost overnight. Its all up to how fast the kids want to learn stuff. The more pressure you put on them, the more damage you can do. I'm fully indending to do the same thing with the boy, with letting him hit the milestones when he's ready. I am finding though that the boy has been doing everything almost the polar opposite to his big sister thus far. The girl had feeding issues and slept for hour clips. The boy eats everything we give him, cries only when he has a diaper issue, and sleeps for like, 4-5 hours at a clip. There is no such thing as "plans" for raising kids, you just adapt as you go.
    2 points
  20. Because you play for Minnesota.
    2 points
  21. Hahahaha please please please let that happen.
    2 points
  22. Congrats to all the proud parents and to Tabe on the new gig. (I'm hardly in the same league when it comes to writing code, but I do know it is much more fun to create something than to spend hours breaking things. I spent too many hours of my life QAing stuff for a major company when it wasn't even my job, (my job was sales to major accounts, but I got tagged as the regional "computer guy" and suffered accordingly.) My good news is also good news for anyone interested in old-time rasslin (I have to assume that there are at least a few people here that fit that criteria). Anyway, the company that I'm an editor for, Ramble House Publishers is going to produce wrestling historian Steve Yohe's book on Strangler Lewis and I've been tapped to write the intro. I consider it an honor to be associated in any way shape or form with this project, but to have my name in the book sort of vindicates all the hours and hours I've spent watching and reading about this goofy sport. The book's going o be expensive, so start saving up now. It will be well worth the money.
    2 points
  23. And the first ten thousand of those reasons are that glorious mullet. I think the Eaton/Lane/Cornette version of MX is my favorite. Their feud with The Fantastics ----> short feud with Arn and Tully ------> murder at the hands of the newly-turned Road Warriors is one of my favorite things that I have ever seen out of one team. They were just so awesome and this is my favorite Cornette work on the mic ever.
    2 points
  24. Smiling babyface Henry is awesome. Go watch the Orton gauntlet the night he was drafted to Raw.
    2 points
  25. Let's hear him out? Educate, not conquer? You're soft as hell these days. Like Matthew Stafford's cheeks.
    2 points
  26. I'd probably dump most of the roster, save for the cheap X-Division guys/anyone Spike is paying for/Aries/Samoa Joe/Hardy, sign all the Chikara guys, and basically run a league heavy on high-flyers, midgets, freakshows, masks, comedy, ridiculousness and hope that Youtube clips/Buzzfeed mentions/Facebook posts/showing up on something like 'The Soup' would bring me enough attention to run 4 PPVs a year, then do a Clash of the Champions-style show to brook the big gaps between PPVS. Something like February-May-July-October (Avoiding the big WWE shows, WM, RR, SS and SS) PPVs, with Clashes (Well a TNA version...dump that name, too) in early March, September, November and a special Christmas-themed big show in December. I'd probably also bring back the 8-sided ring, introduce a 6 man tag title, and fire Jeff Jarrett on live TV. Also, no heel commissioner.
    2 points
  27. I defy anyone to prove that this isn't a sign Jake is relapsing again.
    2 points
  28. DTA YOU DUMB SUMNABITCH!
    2 points
  29. "The celebrity buyer of TNA you ask? That's right you guessed it, Frank Stallone."
    2 points
  30. I didn't get to post this cause the site was down but I stayed 10 days in Japan and got to meet Megumi Kudo for the first time overr the Summer. My trip is at http://fmwwrestling.us/Japan13.html
    2 points
  31. I will apologize for two things. One, if this has been posted. Two, if this is too much... but I will say it had me dyin
    2 points
  32. So, being that today's my birthday, I went onto Wiki to see who else was born on November 3. Then I thought it might be fun to start a thread on the subject and see who else here has the same birthday as various famous people. Since I started the thread, I'll start: Bob Feller, Charles Bronson, Michael Dukakis, Lulu, Larry Holmes, Dwight Evans, Roseanne Barr, Kate Capshaw, Dennis Miller, Adam Ant, Phil Simms, Bob Welch, Dolph Lundgren, Paul Quantrill, Aria Giovanni, Evgeni Plushenko, and Colin Kaepernick I noticed that a LOT of footballers were born on November 3. Weird. So, your turn.
    1 point
  33. Gregg, You back your shit up more than anyone else on the board. You go on and on about it. We can't get you to shut up. That you have esoteric views is fine because you make an effort in understanding and presenting at all turns. But god can you type essays about everything. If you think I type a lot you should hear me speak! It's even worse.
    1 point
  34. EVERYTHING IS FUCKING HAPPENING AND MY MOM IS MAKING ME HELP ASSEMBLE A BED!!!! WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?????
    1 point
  35. I know Atlanta's beat to hell. I know this. I know I shouldn't take much away from this. But fuckin' A I love watching them get whooped. On another note, kinda encouraging that the Ps made a metric shit ton of mistakes and poor plays and are still beating them up.
    1 point
  36. Got a 12th Platinum trophy, this time with Sleeping Dogs. Three Platinums in one weekend. Wow.
    1 point
  37. Hardy is the second biggest babyface in wrestling with proper promotion and booking. He can go back to the WWE and instantly top punk and Bryan. Tna have no idea how to use him, the guy is money.
    1 point
  38. The same way Austin overcame Triple H, Randy Orton Mike Tyson, and Shawn Michaels to win his first title? I'm getting tired of all the cliches about how "the money's in the chase" and all that BS. WWE's most over faces weren't over because they came up short repeatedly but had excuses. They were over because they kicked lots of ass and won lots of matches/titles, even when the odds were stacked against them.
    1 point
  39. What's Davey Richards need a bag for? Isn't he just in his gear at all times in case someone at Starbuck's disrespects his soy latte?
    1 point
  40. Jerry LawlerVerified account‏@JerryLawler Had to take the Batmobile out for a ride on Halloween! pic.twitter.com/ZZn5c3LF5E [*] Reply [*] Retweet [*] Favorite [*] More
    1 point
  41. Big draws don't generally suddenly happen in the wrestling industry. They're built up. The complaint is that WWE is doing a pisspoor job at building them. Punk's and Bryan's momentum were both killed by Triple H inserting himself into the program.
    1 point
  42. You know, if I was a billionaire, I'd buy the thing and give the blasted thing to EN090 there for being the damndest TNA fan there is.
    1 point
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