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  1. Triple H matches overall would've been looked back on a lot better if their average length was cut by 20%.
    6 points
  2. ...yes. The real tbarrie is going to be some pissed when he finds out.
    6 points
  3. I just don't understand why people do this. Is your life so fucking pathetic that you have to pretend to be someone else online to get people to be nice to you?
    6 points
  4. I get the point you are making of "strong style" being folks hitting each other hard and being sold as so by some indys, but that's not what it is really which is what I was trying to point out and WWE didn't bastardize it per se, these indys did and WWE just brought it to follow up on Nakamura's "King of Strong Style" gimmick. "Strong Style" per se was a term Inoki created to define the New Japan style of the 70's in which he incorporated strikes from various stand up combat sports and catch wrestling submission holds and was a style he wanted to use to prove professional wrestling was t
    6 points
  5. I heard some podcast hosts refer to Wardlow as "Hot Rhyno" and I'm fucking dying.
    6 points
  6. Depends on how you define success. Is he responsible for all subsequent booking stumbles that might diminish the shine he puts on someone? Someone not using that shine to springboard to perennial main event status is no knock on the times he's given rubs IMO. You only counting outright coronations as successes is taking quite a narrow view. He essentially put Shelton on the map as a singles competitor, and over the next couple years he rode that into a solid upper-midcard run. He's set Jeff Hardy up for success multiple times. He shined Ambrose up nice during their mini-feud in 2016. I'm
    4 points
  7. I'm happy with what AEW is, and not trying to be another WWE.
    4 points
  8. Smart move on the Saints part, Jameis already has a ton of experience throwing passes to Saints players.
    4 points
  9. Gonna have it online in another day or two after I finish moveset and logic, but here's somebody I bet all the DVDVR faithful will want to download:
    4 points
  10. The best ass kicker in wrestling vs. one of the best underdogs who can take an ass kicking. That bodyslam and better yet the slams onto the guardrail. I know I watched this back when I got the '92 Japan TV from Lynch in like 2004 or so but I don't remember it even though Stan is my A1 dude and Kikuchi is incredible. No promotion has ever been better at establishing levels to their roster like AJPW in its golden age. Kikuchi isn't getting a whole lot and isn't even going to really push Hansen at all, but that's okay. He is going to endure, suffer, endure and suffer some more, and then get
    3 points
  11. Fuckin A right. I'm just trying to watch fake fighting that doesn't make me feel like I am wasting my time watching it.
    3 points
  12. I would call his acting style in those scenes "sweaty."
    3 points
  13. Ehm... Bret Hart won that match against Austin (and it was a Cobra Clutch in that match, though obviously still the same spot).
    3 points
  14. So your post made me curious and I found some clips of that segment on YouTube and... Yikes! That was rough to watch. I can't imagine who - other than maybe HHH, HBK, and Vince - that was meant to amuse or entertain in any way. I felt deeply embarrassed for them. I couldn't even get any schadenfreude out of it. Good Lord that was awful.
    3 points
  15. All the talk about the random “HHH makes you think he may lose/puts a guy over” matches and no one mentions that (IIRC) Smackdown where he got Rikishi over as a serious threat?
    2 points
  16. Shoot, I can't even remember. I had a Hulkamania shirt when I was four and watched it then, but I don't remember ever not being aware of pro wrestling or of not liking it. I bet my grandma had something to do with it. She's from the South, so she was more an NWA fan while I watched mostly WWF. Still, she would watch any wrestling. I remember watching AWA on ESPN with her as a very young child (I also remember that my first wrestling figures were AWA figures - I had Shawn Michaels, Marty Janetty, Larry Z, and Nick Bockwinkel, so I ran endless Midnight Rockers vs. Zbyszko and Bock tag matc
    2 points
  17. I love wrestling for what it is, to me personally, an escape. Chikara and its ants and invisible grenades crack me tf up. Wcw with the hotly contested cruiserweight matches, the squash matches on syndicated weekend shows, that was my jam. Jake the Snake scaring wrestlers shitless with Damian, Warriors crazy over the top promos. That countdown before the next buzzer as your next Royal Rumble entrant walks out from behind the back. ECW and the crazy Awesome Bombs or the tazmissions, Whipwreck and Tajiri, the giant killer Spike Dudley, 3d's for everyone, TOTAL ELIMINATION, all that. AAA with its
    2 points
  18. Comedic timing is one thing. It also helps that his position allows him to say stuff nobody else could get away with. Easy to be le edgy badass and wink at the audience when you’re in the family. Also, taking out the cultural implications or whatever, I find the DX stuff deeply unfunny.
    2 points
  19. Another quality is Trips' comedic timing. You could say D-X were problematic, they were. It was a product of a fucked up time period. Bad optics. But he hasn't lost that comedic value. The alibi of any 90's cultural figure is ''oh this was just the manifestation of societal norms then and we delivered the content for the market''. Fine. Trips on commentary just a MONTH ago was a net for attitudinal fans (like myself) to stay tuned in. He is hilarious. I haven't been following the empty arena era really. But Jericho and Triple H has made me turn on the cable box.
    2 points
  20. No it wasn't. The longer it went, the more people cared about it. Exactly the opposite of a Trips match.
    2 points
  21. I Would put a qualifier on his putting over Cena, too. Their whole Wrestlemania build, HHH fed into the “Cena can’t wrestle” narrative and probably codified if for an entire generation of fans. Obviously, Cena learned to play into it over time and it didn’t stop him from being the top guy, but try as he might (even during his Indy Cena run with the US title) he could never shake it.
    2 points
  22. I really think a lot of people just wanted AEW to be like an American NJPW.
    2 points
  23. Spot on. I also greatly attribute Triple Haight'che's run atop the post Austin/Rock WWE, destroying all challengers (most often far more entertaining than he), as the end of my interest in the product for about 15-20 years. The legacy of long winded bad promos is mostly what I think of when I think of Paul Levesque.
    2 points
  24. We did a big thread on HHH's 2000 in 2013. It was the most earnest thing FSW ever did here. Here's my review from the Jericho/HHH LMS match from that thread:
    2 points
  25. Ehhhhhhh... I don’t know about that. I’ve seen a few matches of his that I did enjoy, but I didn’t enjoy the brawling. Dusty, and Lawler he ain’t. But he did have quite a run of good matches with very charismatic top performers prior to the injury. Post that is when things get a lot inconsistent, and not in a good way.
    2 points
  26. I really liked the Bate/Dunne match and didn't like the Taker/HHH match at all. Triple H has bored me silly for most of his career. As a kid I wasn't interested in the blue blood. DX I thought was cool because I loved Rick Rude, thought Chyna was interesting, and Shawn was an entertaining dickhead. Triple H, or TRI, was always just there. He was the Richard Hammond of DX. Shawn was Clarkson, because he was an arsehole but nonetheless over with the crowd. I guess Chyna was James May somehow. Whatever, I hate Top Gear. Then suddenly he's main event guy, juiced to the gills. I thought
    2 points
  27. Because George Lucas isn't anything close to being a good director and Hayden Christiansen was miscast from the start and also not very good.
    2 points
  28. Which is why i wonder if George would have said screw it and rewritten III in Clone Wars. He worked on the show a decent bit. He just had Filoni there to help keep him guided and focused. Seems clear the Anakin of the series is what Lucas likely wanted. Why he failed so spectacularly in getting him right in the movies i have no idea.
    2 points
  29. "If you wanted to talk about the elderly, you should have called last week when our pet care show was airing, but we were taping the elderly show."
    2 points
  30. You guys just keep that stuff in Canuckistan where it belongs. I have had poutine once, never, ever again.
    2 points
  31. Cheese curds are amazing. You're an inhuman monster, one of the many angled ones.
    2 points
  32. I'll send you some Cheese Curds if you like. We have all kinds of variations.
    2 points
  33. I'm ready for every contingency. Now, if you need me, I'll be passed out on the floor.
    2 points
  34. Delete you account. Seriously. This was the single dumbest thing I have ever seen posted on these boards (and think of the ground that covers). The guy you are talking about. and were mocking the idea he is a "wrestling historian" has written more great books on wrestling history than just about anyone.
    2 points
  35. Aw man, a lot of that shite Evolution run was pretty much the nadir for me at points. I mean, I like Big Dave and Ric Flair is my all time favourite wrestler but that boring as fuck Triple H cosplaying as a Flair/Race hybrid run was fucking tedious. And, again, it's not a case of me somehow having to justify myself for slagging him off, the whole Triple H is holding everyone down talking point died out 15 years ago, I just never ever found him at all interesting as an on screen talent.
    1 point
  36. We finished S6 of Clone Wars this morning. All of the Yoda stuff was top notch even if you could see Lucas’ hands all over it. Im sticking to my plan. We stop now. Episode III. Solo. Rebels Season 1. Back to Clone Wars S7. Then Rebels Season 2. It’s a Catch-22, as it sounds like S7 sets up and ties in really well to Episode III but it’s obviously made for older people who have already seen Episode III and Rebels. I’m navigating this with a kid.
    1 point
  37. Half? I think you're severely underestimating "The NC" as they like to call it. Here, in Wisconsin, we're usually drunk by 6 am. You know, if I drank alcohol, but the rest of us are!
    1 point
  38. YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
    1 point
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