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  1. You snap your fingers, you snap your neck.
    12 points
  2. Raise your hand if this is the first time you've heard of Step Stool Sarah. (Seriously, that ring name sounds like a weird BDSM fetish gimmick.)
    10 points
  3. I think calling someone a "good" or "bad" person based on some rumors you heard is enough reason to discount your entire post. You clearly aren't objectively rating commentators if you're talking about Graves fucking around on his ex-wife or whatever your problem is. And again: until everyone is ready to rake Edge, Benoit, and Noble over the coals for their bullying, no one really needs to spend any more time wagging their finger at JBL. The hate is absurdly overblown, and still has more to do with Eddy than anything else. WWE commentary is garbage, but it has nothing to do with the personal l
    6 points
  4. This is the sugar hold. Bob Roop, Ron Fuller, Jack Brisco, and other shooters would use the hold on marks who wanted a tryout at the snake pit in Tampa during the 70s.
    6 points
  5. I'm holding you directly responsible
    6 points
  6. I decided to supplement my older son's current education by having him work on keyboarding and coding. He's 12 so keyboarding is a must now. And he wants to make video games one day so I got him a book on coding with Python. He started working on the Python book at the beginning of the quarantine. Today he just made Pong. I just played it. Crazy. Everything is awesome.
    6 points
  7. About current WWE announcing; last night I nearly threw my remote at my TV when they said "Lethal Lothario" 3 times in about 45 seconds. I have no idea if any of these people are any good (well, Graves was good in NXT and Lawler used to be hit or miss in the 90's) but it's impossible to give a good performance with the way WWE produces them.
    5 points
  8. If it's any consolation Benoit is being raked over the coals right as we speak (literally).
    5 points
  9. As far as commentary teams go, I like announcers that feel like they're talking to me instead of yelling stuff at me. The Gorilla Monsoon/Jesse Ventura team was one of my favorites, along with Lance Russell/Dave Brown. I also have soft spots for the early-1990s WCW announce teams. Any combo of Jim Ross, Tony Schiavone, and Jesse Ventura from that era was great to me. I also recall Lance Russell having really good chemistry in a brief run announcing with Michael Hayes and Jimmy Garvin on one of the WCW B shows (I think it was Pro?) in 1990. Modern day Tony Schiavone is so heartwa
    4 points
  10. My favorite announce team is Lance Russell and Dave Brown. As far as worst, nobody comes close to Bill Mercer.
    4 points
  11. "Lethal Lothario" should've been a Jay Lethal/Jose Lothario pairing. There's no other excuse for that phrase.
    4 points
  12. OK fine. Corey Graves, whatever you feel about him personally, is a terrible commentator because he constantly strives to put himself over, at the expense of the match he is calling.
    4 points
  13. Someone should do a Braden-Walker-style best of DVD cover art for Cain Velasquez.
    4 points
  14. Why would anyone send him that? Does he even watch Stardom or know what it is? I see people post a comment like this here on occasion and can't help but wonder if they are trying to pull some reverse psychology shit and get people here to send this stuff to Cornette. The move is called the Mana Bauer, and it was more Utami who he was teaching it to. She is the group's power wrestler, and I think has done it once or twice before. She uses the torture rack quite often and occasionally turns it into a powerbomb. Surprisingly that is the only gif I can find of it.
    4 points
  15. It will always be Monsoon/Heenan but Monsoon/Ventura was up there as well. I'll always remember watching the first Survivor Series and Hulk cleaning house at the end and Ventura going on this rant about Cleveland and how they were all losers cheering a loser and my dad and grandpa are completely laughing their asses off. With Heenan in WCW people seem to forget that he really went downhill when he know the company was going down the toilet. One thing I wish they had done was after Hogan turned have Heenan cut a promo on how he always saw through Hogan and that he always knew the guy was a
    3 points
  16. Gorilla was always good, but it's likely the reason people thought he was terrible was that he was SUCH a good straightman at what he did. Once you're old enough to watch real sports and not just be enamored of the game, you realize that Gorilla Monsoon had a gimmick the whole time- he was the announcer for your home team's locally-televised games. That's basically the whole schtick Gorilla Monsoon had. Just like the home team's announcer- the home team has never committed a foul, even when they're intentionally fouling to get the ball back. The lowest man on your team's bench could drop
    3 points
  17. And there's this cool bit of trivia:
    3 points
  18. The Shadow is the best gimmick poster in a long time.
    3 points
  19. One of the grocery stores near me (Giant) has arrows on the floor (maybe 1.5' x 1') to denote that aisles are one-way only, to at least keep people from crossing each other. Every time I go there, some dumb fucks are going the wrong way. Store staff has taken to making BIGGER arrows, the actual width of the aisle x 3 or 4 feet, with painter's tape. We're a nation of bleach drinkers and arrow non-followers.
    3 points
  20. I actually liked the contract signing because MacIntyre got to play the rare face-who-doesn't-stand-around-waiting-to-get-attacked role and actually instigated the violence and still stood tall after the 2 on 1. Mahal looks better with the shorter hair, more of a killer. MVP being ALL over WWE programming lately is weird. He hosted the VIP Lounge (also a big LOL at the VIP lounge having futons!), showed up again to antagonize Cedric-Richocet with the new team he's (Possibly?) managing. Heck, he was doing colour commentary on last week's Main Event that immediately preceded it on Sp
    3 points
  21. Moving on to the other video, it starts with Jose Tarres vs Karl Von Chenok, a huge guy with an iron forehead vs a devious master of the nervehold. The huge guy has a headlock suplex: And spends the whole match basically trying to do this: Chenok's nervehold is pretty dangerous but Tarres has such a reach advantage and isn't afraid to use it on the poor guy's ears.
    3 points
  22. The other day we were watching Fast Five because my daughter wanted to watch a fun action movie (she liked it a lot) and at the beginning of the movie they're showing all of these news clips about Dom. And near the end of those clips...there's Perd Hapley and I got all excited to see Perd and for the Parks and Rec reunion. I also love that the guy who plays Perd is always playing a news guy. Are you there Perd-verts? It's me, Perd!
    3 points
  23. The Buffalo Bills had a handsome and popular running back who rushed for 2000 yards in one season and started in national TV commercials. Maybe he could have been a celebrity guest wrestler in the '70s!
    3 points
  24. I have a soft spot for Leonard F. Chikarason & Mike Quackenbush as a team. *shrug*
    2 points
  25. That same "Dangerous" announcer also was the best booker in wrestling from 2003-2008.
    2 points
  26. This thread has reminded me how shitty Ted DiBiase’s Mania booking was post-WM4. He wrestled on 5 through 9, and EVERY one of those matches ended in some form of countout or DQ. Like clockwork, every year: Death, taxes, and a bullshit Million Dollar Man finish at Mania.
    2 points
  27. You know who's good at commentary? Both Jeff @Gorman and @DylanWaco Hales are really good. Can we all agree that announcers who don't get on IRL are usually bad, whereas announcers who are legit friends but have a 'wind each other up' commentary gimmick are good? But when you take it further and they're actually having a commentary feud, that's just the worst?
    2 points
  28. He also knew the names of the wrestlers signature offense, and put over faces & heels without a fuss. I like Ventura, and Heenan more, but somebody consistent like Crockett can pay off a lot more in ways.
    2 points
  29. Boy is that an understatement. I like the guy in that Cain clip that looks like either a Goomba from Mario the movie or Pinhead from Puppet Master. Also, I had a dream about working for Bill Watts as a school janitor last night. He kept making me do more and more stuff so I cussed him out and quit. I guess I managed to escape before he beat my ass.
    2 points
  30. For me, it varies depending on the style, organization and presentation. There's a lot of commentary teams I enjoyed... For mainstream US wrestling, Heenan and Gorilla were by far my favorite commentary team WWE's ever had and for WCW I enjoyed the different rotations they had in the early 90s with Schiavone, Ventura, JR and Cornette. For indy wrestling, I think Dave Prazak was the best when he was working in IWA-MS and ROH. I specially thought he fantastic when he was paired with Punk and Hero between matches. For current indy wrestling, I enjoy the EVOLVE team who's names I do
    2 points
  31. A lot of WWE announcers are legitimately awful people? What the hell are you talking about? The only one you could really make the case for is Lawler.
    2 points
  32. Rewatching Matt Taven vs. Tracy Williams, has there ever been a worse announcing team than Ian Riccaboni, Colt Cabana, and Jay Lethal? Lethal and Cabana desperately trying to talk over each other, and Riccaboni with his forced "bombastic" announcing. And Jay does not have a future in announcing ahead of him when he finally retires. Honestly, I would rather listen to Bruce Prichard, Mike McGuirk, and Pete Doherty call a match than these three.
    2 points
  33. MLB has never had an all-star weekend. The game is played in the middle of the week every season.
    2 points
  34. Cain could've done well in Mexico and Chicano heavy markets, which is hilarious considering one of the bad takes people had when he was in UFC as champ was he couldn't become a great Mexican-American draw because his Spanish wasn't good. Ryan Garcia in boxing and then Cain's little mini run in AAA proves that was a dumbass notion. I think if Cormier was several years younger and didn't have the bad back he eventually got fixed, Cain and DC could have been a great tag team in pro wrestling cause Cormier can be the talker and would be super motivated. Also, they could have struck a deal to
    2 points
  35. "Goldbelt" Brian Maxine vs. Mark "Rollerball" Rocco (Middleweight Bout) You sure as hell were right about the rules being "a little more fluid" in All Star! The round system, yellow cards, you won't see any of that from WoS here (besides one public warning which was basically nothing). Rocco jumps Maxine and it doesn't stop from there the entire time. Both guys just hammer each other, Rocco getting dirty and doing stuff like biting and trying to detach the turnbuckle pads while Maxine as the blue-eye did a bit more fluid and snug wrestling while at the same time just trading off with Rocc
    2 points
  36. I had not seen this one in particular though I've seen plenty of these four in other variations with one another. The Hechicero vs Terry series is both exceptional and varied, for instance. Here though, you have pairings of Hechicero/Navarro and Terry/Virus. This plays pretty well to their respective strengths. I've seen a Hechicero vs Navarro match from a few years earlier where they keep it pretty serious and stoic but by this point Navarro had lost a step and Hechicero had been working CMLL crowds a lot more and they're able to dramatically ham it up more here to the benefit of the match. I
    2 points
  37. Swinging torture rack into a German is fucking awesome. Don’t turn this into “Show Cornette this” because who gives a shit what he thinks looks cool? Also nobody understands the beauty of Nakanishi’s Argentinian backbreaker. He bends them so much that their bodies crumble on his shoulders. Putting them into a German to secure a guaranteed win is the cherry on top. Also I got to find that match in the gif. That’s Norton being held back down there. Norton Vs. Nakanishi with all his new fancy moves is a match I want to see.
    2 points
  38. Oh hell yeah this is a great choice for me right now. I assume that almost everyone on these boards has seen Beyond the Mat and is familiar with the context of this match from that documentary. I've also been re-reading a bunch of my favourite wrestling books to kill time during the crisis, and both Bret and Terry talk about this match in their books. Funk goes into more detail but there were three interesting tidbits from Bret's book that made the match even more interesting for me: 1) Bret was ill with the flu and working a busy schedule, and 2) this was their first time ever working togethe
    2 points
  39. In his book, Flair says that he and Perfect had to go to Savage's house to practice the match. He says that because of that he doesn't consider Savage to be a great worker, although he respects him.
    2 points
  40. Coming to CBS this fall "Rick and the Fatman."
    2 points
  41. 1. Listen to Donald Trump 2. Vote for Donald Trump 3. Listen to Donald Trump 4. Shoot Lysol and drink bleach Oddly, I have no problem with folks doing this. I believe the principle is called "Darwinism".
    2 points
  42. 3 I had the WM VCR game. Usually, I would just watch the match clips rather than playing the game. The heart tattoo on Ax's arm? I'd like to think a kinky ring rat also into BDSM drew that on his arm.
    2 points
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