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  1. 41 points
    (taps microphone) As best I know, I'm one of four women and only Black woman on the board. By all means correct me if I'm wrong on that. The point being as a super minority on DVDVR, I have different perspectives on wrestling and the world at large. Because being both Black and a woman, my identity intersects a plane entirely different from most here. I come on the board, read posts by the majority White men here, and it's obvious many of you don't have a clue about what any woman thinks, let alone a Black woman or woman of color. So I try to provide insight, to show a prism that someone who is the polar opposite for most here looks through. To provide a voice for a group woefully under-represented in wrestling (as that's the original point of DVDVR). I don't expect to be applauded for doing that. But I don't appreciate the online psychoanalysis of how I hate White men and I'm obsessed with this wrestler/that promotion/seeing problems that don't really exist. Some were apparently shocked that I would disagree with you or question your position. Because you're so entrenched in your often White, hetero, cis male world where you're always in control, even the idea of someone outside that realm challenging you was an affront. It's not a problem exclusive to DVDVR. It's all over wrestling. A woman of any color gets questioned. But as soon as many learn a Black woman is giving an opinion, out come the passive-aggressive remarks and not-so-subtle misogynoir. Dealing with either racism or sexism alone is bad. But fighting both is what I have to do every day of my life. And I like to think that I could come here as a place away from all the world's pressure. But who we are doesn't change just because we're shooting the breeze over a comedy skit on RAW. We carry who we are wherever we go. Good and bad. And the fight to have my existence count for something rolls on, even over the most mundane things. All this to say is I read what was being said in the Wrestling Abuse thread. And I wish I was angry or even disappointed. But I've seen it too many times. You're so fixated on the possible 2% of women who MAY lie about sexual abuse. You're not thinking that for every story being told this weekend, there are 4-5 we will never hear. Because the system--designed by White men--doesn't allow for victim survivors to be heard. To receive justice. Everyone asks why women don't report this to the police. We have someone in this very thread doing the 'well actually' routine for Matt Riddle. THAT'S WHY. Riddle doesn't need any of us providing a defense for him. If that's happening on a message board where nothing is at stake, imagine trying to convince someone in power to empathize. I can almost guarantee that in a year, this movement will be archived with women who dared to speak up mysteriously not getting booked, while many of the accused will do business as usual. Because the majority White patriarchy will keep the wheels spinning. And women will still barely be spokes on said wheel. Wrestling is still a good ol' boys' club with White men continuing to wield the most power. Be it in the actual business or on a message board. I can't help but think a lot of the attitudes surrounding the Speaking Out movement connects to Black Lives Matter. That only by walking out in front of your car, blocking roads, and tearing down statues that shouldn't have been put up in the first place are you willing to listen. Even then, it's conditional. You'll return to ignore after these fine messages of how proud you are of those who speak the truth. But you won't be back after the commercial. What am I as a woman, specifically a Black woman, supposed to do? Even when I try to explain my position calmly, it's met with patronizing insincerity. If I yell, I'm then the angry Black woman you'll claim frightens you when I hold zero power in any situation outside of what I create for myself. And I didn't create this vicious cycle of abuse and questioning said abuse. And why do so many of you insist of keeping together the destructive system that allows it? Because ultimately, it serves you pretty well. All because of your biological gender and skin color. It's exhausting. And I'm tired of telling my story. It's not even a good story, anyway.
  2. 39 points
    I've been thinking about all of this, not just your post, and to me the sleaze(sexual misconduct, general perversity) of wrestling has become a part of the institution of wrestling culture - which encapsulates the promoters, performers, and fans. This may not be the case from the 1980's on back, as I believe it really became prevalent after the rise of the shoot interview, and newz sites, when we could hear rumors and tales about the performers real life escapades. It was so salacious that it became an element to the fandom. I'm not just talking about the sleaze here, but the general desire to know about the inner workings of wrestling. People were becoming just as interested in who was a drug addict(Jake Roberts), or who was cheating on whom (Edge/Lita/Hardy) as the comparatively mundane booking issues(Vince can't make up his mind, Charlotte is being pushed too hard, etc.) All of these stories are mixed together so that they have a nearly equal place in the online fandom. For some folks it's no longer enough to enjoy what's on the TV but the drama of the people making what's on the TV. Which is a concept not unique to wrestling per se. Comic Fans want to know who is writing their books before it happens, or Soap Opera Fans have digests about where storylines are going in advance, and what actors are taking time off etc. etc. But for wrestling it seems to go deeper than just "I want to know what's next." Why am I bringing this up here in light of everything going on? I believe this underbelly is part of the attraction now. Not just for some fans, but for wrestlers too. I can't remember the screenwriter's name, but he was telling a story in which he confessed that he was a good guy before he went to Hollywood. Once there he got into the drugs and the women and the madness that comes with Hollywood. But looking back he says that Hollywood didn't corrupt him, but that he went to Hollywood because of the corruption. Why else would you go to Hollywood? A more timely and clearer example would be the examination of police and how their state granted power and immunity attracts a certain type of person looking to abuse those benefits. I believe the same is true of wrestling. I believe some of these wrestlers understood coming in that it was apart of the culture (consciously or subconsciously). That's why it's so easy to get the wrestling community to blacklist and ostracize members who speak up. Even wrestlers who may not have done any of the abuse directly aid those who do because "that's wrestling." The DVDVR Sleaze Thread was legendary as a dirty database of the depravity hidden in wrestling's underbelly. It's telling to me that the guy who started that thread, requesting all the dirty gossip the internet could muster, is now the owner of the second biggest wrestling company in the United States. That is absolutely not to be accusatory, but to reflect how even if Tony Khan is a good guy that even as a fan he has/had a desire to know all the gross details about wrestler's private lives. I've gone down the "who did what with whom" rabbit hole too - few are immune to its perverse allure. Today I scanned the twitter thread on Cornette and several people were commenting on both it and a rumor about Carmella at the same time. "I can't believe Cornette does this and Carmella does that". The rumor about Carmella(I don't feel like repeating it) was based on a misinterpretation of a joke she made on a podcast, but people have continued to speak it as fact while at the same time equating its value to Cornette's wife sexually harassing wrestlers, or the accusations against Matt Riddle. They're responding with silly gifs and jokes because tor these people it's all wrestling. This is the show. So when we come to the phrase you used to describe some fans - "too many of our favorites went down today", I think these people have been drawn to wrestling, and continue to be fans because they know it's a place where this kind of behavior is normalized by the institution of wrestling. If Vince McMahon can be a terrible person without repercussions, if a top drawing wrestler can get a female co-worker fired because she stopped fucking him without repercussions, if a wrestler can be exposed as a bigot and still be rewarded by a company after the fact, then it is going to attract a fanbase who will overlook or even defend the institution in times of moral/ethical crisis. People do not react well to feelings of guilt. I used to love wrestling. I think I still do, but in a very complicated and no longer child-like wonderful way. The more stories I read, and the more I matured as a person, the more I just felt wrong watching some of it - particularly from the WWE, and as we've seen this week it's not just them it's the whole fucking enchilada. I'm glad all this shit is going down. It's the perfect time for a purge of the worst elements of wrestling and to rebuild a better community around it that values accountability more than entertainment. I'm pessimistic that this comes to pass, but it sounds nice to write out. Anyway this was a long post, but I've had all of this kicking around in my head all day and your post was the one that let me figure out how to approach it.
  3. 34 points
  4. 27 points
    Maybe it's because when someone coughs the germs sail completely over his widdle head
  5. 25 points
  6. 25 points
    And the last several posts are why I dared not enter said Kobe thread when these events occurred in January. That, and I was still in a fog for a few days. As a poster here, I try to stay out of shit like this just to not piss off RIPPA, Dolfan, and jae among others. I still have my good and bad days. And as someone here, I try my best to not have certain bias. There are specific things I do want to agree with, but my skin color and more importantly the lineage of my race makes it extremely complex. It's extremely difficult for me as an African-American man to bring up a lot of these people (namely African-American gentlemen) because I try so diligently to not reinforce the stereotype of the brutal, serial mongrel rapist African-American man that goes back all the way to Reconstruction (even before D.W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation). So for me, trying to keep the discussion above the belt (or above board) is my purpose. Now how it turns out is entirely different because I'm definitely not the only person here with opinions. And the reason I brought up the Gayle thing originally is because I did believe there was a hidden agenda there. However, I don't think this place is the place for those anecdotes (what might be construed as gossip or hearsay anyway) especially when I doubt many people would have the grounding or anchoring to understand what is meant by it. Moreover, on the heels of the Ari Shaffir thing months back, I knew we were heading down a pretty ugly path. On here, I just forged ahead and didn't even go near that thread for fear of getting what many might see as irrationally angry. I think a lot of shit that should roll off my back because there may be legit evidence (that even I can agree with) otherwise bothers me because I do spend too much time online reading shit. Not only do I have to deal with the White/Everybody else vs. black but the black female vs. black male gender war, black LGBTQ+ vs. Cis black male, intersectional crowd vs. black men, black immigrant (first and second gen) vs. African-Americans, BMAT (black men are trash)/y'all n***** deserve to get shot by the police crowd vs. black men, etc. It's a whole lot of shit to unpack so I do spend a lot of time here to get away from that shit. It's fucking rough otherwise. So when all the names get brought up (whether it's Cosby, Kobe, Tyson, or anyone you can name), I feel I almost have to automatically disqualify myself. Part of that is I've already had too many run-ins on here that got super ugly whether it's MADCAP saying black people should just be happy with their paychecks in one of the Oscar threads from years back or Mike Naimark (who I don't believe has been here for quite awhile) saying that Jack Johnson is really the one who drew the color line in boxing. That type of shit sets me the fuck off. I come from a background that doesn't allow me to handle it pleasantly. Quick story time: Several years ago when I was in junior high school (Cassie Pennington Junior High School which I'm sure is named something else now), I had this teacher named Mr. McAdory who was my Mississippi Studies teacher as well as our vice principal. Think Uncle Phil from Fresh Prince of Bel-Air but more heavy set and with a little lighter complexion. Well, he told us a story in the middle of class one day that still resonates with me today and I will never forget. Years prior, as the coach for the school's baseball team, he was at practice one day with the team in the middle of summer in hot ass Mississippi heat. Around the baseball field, there was this hill that kinda overlooks it. On this hill, people usually come by to sell stuff whether it's snow cones, tamales, or fruit. Apparently, there was this older white guy who was on the hill selling watermelons. No one was tripping on the racial connotation of him being white selling watermelon. No one was really paying attention to that aspect. That turned out not to be the issue. Mr. McAdory took a closer look at this fellow, kinda recognized him, and then fully recognized him. Then, without telling his team anything, he left the field, went up on the hill, and told the guy not to come back anymore. He came back, didn't say anything to the team, and practice went on without further incident. Some days later, IIRC some of the members of the baseball team were in his class. After calling roll, just like he did with us when he told us the whole story, he started talking about when he was younger in 1950s/60s Mississippi near Money, Mississippi, riding his bicycle, and having to come inside when the street lights went on because of the thought some drunk white guy was going to stumble out of a bar and lynch you. We had no idea where he was going with this story until he told us the conclusion like he told his students back when this incident occurred. The guy who was out there selling watermelon and was told never to come back again was one of the guys who got off for brutally disfiguring and killing Emmett Till in 1955. I'm not sure if it was the guy who was married to Carolyn Bryant (who BTW is related to one of MS's former Lt. governors Phil Bryant) or one of the other guys, but either way Mr. McAdory knew who the fuck he was. Plus, the guy knew why he could never to come back again to that particular baseball field. That shit struck a chord with me. I was told this story at the same age as Emmett Till when he was murdered decades prior. Every year of high school, I would go on and look at the graphic pictures of what happened to him whether it was in Eyes on the Prize (the version with Malcolm-Jamal Warner narrating) or some other documentary in school. Some years later, when I first got on internet message boards (this particularly one may as well been called Stormfront.org but with wrestling fans), I remember talking about Emmett Till for whatever reason and then some white woman who was one of the frequent posters there said "Oh maybe he deserved that for whistling". It just fucking enraged me to no end. A few years ago when Carolyn Bryant admitted she made up the whole story, people who kinda knew the story (i.e. people who weren't from Mississippi) saw it as some type of vindication. Every black person who grew up in Mississippi (and to be fair, Chicago since that's where the Till family moved to) knew what was up. We didn't need any fucking more proof. And sadly, this is where the alliance ends between different categories of black people. We can all agree what happened to Emmett Till was extremely, extremely fucked up. However, in many cases, there is this attitude in social media and other platforms built off up centuries old white stereotypes that you other n***** deserve it. A few years ago, some women went on The Breakfast Club talking about how black men are the leading cause of death among black women (I believe it was heart disease or something...maybe hypertension). None of what they were saying was based in fact. In that way, these platforms are way for people to just vent now with no consequences (hell, we saw this with the ExposeWrestling twitter just a day or so ago). People always throw around the term toxic, but refuse to put that label on themselves. So yes, I would like to have this beautiful back-and-forth conversation about these complexities especially since most of the discourse has been rather peaceful all things considered. However, it's extremely tough for me to discuss these things when the feeling for a lot of people STILL is little black boys (specifically African-American) come out of the crib with the innate belief/mindset/behavior that you have to abuse, molest, rape, and kill others and that we're basically sub-human. And if you don't cut them down (through death or imprisonment) at a certain age, you got a fucking menace to society on your hands. For those reasons alone, I have to abstain from some of these discussions.
  7. 23 points
    It's only a bulldog if it comes from the Bouledouge region of France, otherwise it's just a sparkling facebuster.
  8. 22 points
    The uncle of mine who had COVID-19, but was asymptomatic is finally out of quarantine and they're allowed to take him out of his room and even took him for a ride and stuff. He had to wait longer because another person got exposed by going into his room long after he had gotten it even though they tested negative. The woman who worked there who had it and he got it from is fine now as is her husband. So, all is well for now on that front at least.
  9. 22 points
    Weird that Florida is seeing a spike. They've tried everything they can. Both pretend there isn't a problem, and also ignore it and hope it goes away on its own.
  10. 20 points
    John, you're better than this. At least I think so. But damn, dude. Calling a woman a ring rat and insulting her desirability in a thread about this exact type of treatment of women is incredibly tone deaf. And throwing out terms like "PC" as a pejorative makes you come off as not much better than the guys defending shitty behavior. As in "yeah I called that bitch a slut but don't be so fucking PC bro!" People who decry "pc culture" are usually the people who just want to be racist/sexist/etc. without being called out on it. Your comments are exactly the kind of stuff that probably every single guy accused in this thing would say, and I don't think that's your intent. You'll probably triple down and tell me to fuck off, and that's fine. This thread's getting locked again anyway with shit like this.
  11. 20 points
    Tony, please give me tickets to the next Jags-Dolphins game.
  12. 19 points
    Well we can chat when you get back from your timeout
  13. 19 points
  14. 19 points
    All that information about Britt seems very relevant to this topic.
  15. 19 points
    As a proud member of black Twitter, I would like to say I believe those are what we call receipts.
  16. 19 points
  17. 18 points
    The Human Souffle Machine [Gordon Solie was correct all along]
  18. 18 points
    For the last several years, I've involved myself in a traditional hobby with a twist -- I send out birthday cards for celebrities to sign. The cards are specifically for my daughter and, before her 2018 passing, my wife. I always try to think different to try and surprise family. I started doing this for my daughter (who turns nine next month) when she was 3. Based on the books I read to her when she was a tot, I got cards signed by various authors and illustrators. It moved on to some of her favorite cartoons on TV and streaming (pretty much the whole voice cast of "Blaze and the Monster Machines" signed cards for her, plus several "PAW Patrol" voice actors signed the first page of an actual script from the show). When she was 3-4, she had this phase where she watched anything and everything that's tot-friendly and British on Nickelodeon and YT. That led to her getting signed cards and photos from three "Peppa Pig" voice actors, the narrator of "Hey Duggee" , one of the Chasers on "The Chase", the entire cast of "Countdown" (she actually learned how to put letters together to form words by watching episodes of the show), plus membership in the "Sooty International Fan Club" by Matthew Corbett. As I mentioned previously, she's starting to show interest in wrestling, so I decided to show her some non-WWE content pre-pandemic. She really got interested in Thunder Rosa, so I wrote to the studios in Atlanta where they tape NWA Power prior to a taping and hoped for the best. A few weeks later, Rosa returned the card (based on what she wrote in front of the card, she took it back to her home in Texas to mail it). She wrote a wonderful birthday message to her, which I'll share with her next month. She could have just dismissed the card, sloppily write a signature and move on, but you could tell she took her time to think about what to write and seemed to really appreciate the request. I have a few other requests out to wrestlers, so we will see what happens.
  19. 18 points
    Oxford University announced today that a steroid (dexamethasone) can assist in treating covid....
  20. 17 points
    Let him feel persecuted. It's kinda their thing.
  21. 17 points
  22. 17 points
    Don't make me quit watching Dynamite.
  23. 17 points
    Sid just had "it". Madison Square Garden knew.
  24. 16 points
    In honor of the late great Carl Reiner, I give you Freddie Blassie on the Dick Van Dyke show.
  25. 16 points
    I’m not a fan of the defeatist ‘it’s such a sleazy business it always has been, we can’t blackball everyone, just don’t think about it and enjoy the show’ attitude coming out from some places. Change does happen when people speak up and make it clear that there is no place for a type of behaviour. Look at the DeMott style hazing, that went from ‘suck it up, don’t be a pussy, aren’t you one of the boys?’ to ‘get that abusive shit out of here’ in short order.
  26. 15 points
    So, um, does anybody else remember when we had a porn subforum?
  27. 15 points
    I don't think anyone necessarily wants to hear this from me, but in the midst of all of this nostalgia, I think this place has still really served a positive purpose in 2020. This has been my first and foremost home on the internet since 1999, give or take a year. That's more than half my life. Just the message board structure offers something that things like Facebook and Twitter and podcasts can't, a breadth and depth of community over multiple topics, where the commonality is more normative than topical. This has been a year of pandemic and scandal and recession and upheaval, both within our chosen hobbies and in the greater world. And you people are running around on each other's Animal Crossing islands or leaning into DEAN's resurgence in watching matches or listening to 1,001 songs together and suggesting supplements to one another or starting to put together the movies of the 2010s.
  28. 15 points
    Taz has cooking experience from his days at the Wonka factory.
  29. 15 points
    It makes sense. Onlyfans is a place where nobody’s sawft.
  30. 15 points
  31. 15 points
    I just like watching wrestling.
  32. 15 points
    Prior to my transition, I did occasional ring announcing and commentary. At one show, a promoter must have been expecting to pay everyone based off the house because when it came time to pay everyone, there wasn't enough money to go around for everyone. And as the ring announcer, naturally, I was the first one to end up with no pay. The biggest name on the show was Adam Pearce. He pulls me aside and asks me if I was getting paid. I said no. He then asked me I was going to have enough to get home and get something to eat on the way back. I said yeah. He said "are you sure?", and offers me some of his pay anyway. I tell him not to worry about it, I'll be fine, if he's going to help folks out then there are wrestlers who were on the show that didn't get paid either and need it more than me. So he pats me on the back and I figure that's that. Six months later, I go to a show in a different area without being booked, just to visit, and go out to dinner afterwards with most of the folks on the show. Pearce was there for this one too, and decided to join in for dinner. When it comes time to pay the checks, Pearce grabs mine. When I protest, he says "it's your pay from six months ago. You should've gotten a bigger meal!" So yeah, I always liked Adam Pearce.
  33. 15 points
    The accused: Aaron Epic (second accuser) Abel Stevens Adam Gismondi Adam Lash Alex Box Alex Castle Alex Cuevas (second accuser) {third accuser) Alex Cupid Alex Shane (second accuser) {third accuser) Alexander Dean Amasis Andy Dalton (second accuser) (third accuser) Andy Simmonz Austin Aries (second accuser) Austin Theory Ayden Cristiano Bart Kapitzke Bea Priestly Big Grizzly Steve Griffiths (second accuser) Big Zeus Bram Brandon Espinosa Brandon Stroud (second accuser) (third accuser) (Archive Part 1) Bravehart (David Low) Brian Dixon Brian Fury Brock Lesnar Bryan Idol (Earl Cooter) Bryce Remsburg (second accuser) Bull James Buster Jackson Byron Wilcott (Big Daddy Yum Yum) (second accuser) Chase Owens Chasyn Rance Chaz Herrera Chris Hamrick Chris Roberts Cieran Donnelly Colt Cabana Craig West Crixus (Luke Scoular) Curt Stallion Cyanide Dameon Slugga Damien Darling Damian Dunne Dan Maff (second accuser) Daniel Edler (second accuser) Daniel Randall Danny Hudson (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) Danny O'Doherty (Archive Part 1) (Archive Part 2) Darby Allin (second accuser) (third accuser) (Archive Part 1) Darkside Darrell Allen (second accuser) Dave Crist (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) Dave Lagana David Graves David Starr (second accuser) Declan Kellett DJ Hyde (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) El Ligero (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) Eli Everfly Eric Corvis Firebird Kelvin Stevenson Francisco Ciatso Frank Miller Gabe Sapolsky (second accuser) Gary Vanderhorne Gene Okerlund Glen Joseph Greg Burridge Hade Vansen Harrison Bourne Harvey Dale Henry T. Grodd Icarus Irvin Legend Jack Gallagher (second accuser) Jack Sexsmith Jam O'Malley James Davis (second accuser) James Finn James Gallagher James R. Kennedy (Archive Part 1) Jason Saint Jason Skinner Jay Bradley Jay Lethal Jeff Duncan Jim Cornette and Stacey Cornette (second accuser) Jimmy Havoc (second accuser) (third accuser) Joe Coffey Joel Allen Joey Axl Joey Ozbourne Joey Ryan (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) (fifth accuser) (sixth accuser) (seventh accuser) (eighth accuser) {ninth accuser) (tenth accuser) (eleventh accuser) (twelfth accuser) (thirteenth accuser) (fourteenth accuser) (fifteenth accuser) (sixteenth accuser) Johnathan Wolf John Parker John Zorthos Jonny Storm Jordan Chase Jordan Devlin (Archive Part 1) (Archive Part 2) (Archive Part 3) Josh Bodom (second accuser) Josh Briggs Justin Roberts (Archive Part 1) Kayam Kid Fite Killian Jacobs Kimo (Steven Balla) Kindred Kymari Kobald (Anthony Wilson) (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) Kongo Kong Kyle Hawk (second accuser) Kyle Kraynick Lanny Poffo Larry Dallas Lewis Girvan Lucus Steel Malcom Monroe III Mance Warner Marc "Paz" Perry (second accuser) Mark Adam Haggerty Mark Dallas Markus Crane Martin Zaki (second accuser) (third accuser) Marty Scurll (second accuser) Matt Riddle (second accuser) (third accuser) Maxwell Jacob Friedman Michael Elgin Mick Romeo Mike King Mike Quackenbush (second accuser) (third accuser) (fourth accuser) (fifth accuser) (sixth accuser) (seventh accuser) Mikey Whiplash (second accuser) Monsta Mack Nick Ashberry Orlando Jordan (second accuser) Pablo Marquez Paul Littlewood Paul Robinson Peter Staniforth Peter Versosa Prince Asad Pyro (Alex Pownall) Raven Ricardo Rodriguez (second accuser) Rick Cataldo Rob Teutul Ross Watson Russell Dempster Ryan Smile Sal Hamaoui Samantha Heights Sammy Guevara (second accuser) Sanjay Bagga Saraya Knight (second accuser) (third accuser) Scotty Davis Sid Scala Slyck Wagner Brown Stephen Hughes (detailed story) Steve DeMarco Steven Fludder (Archive Part 1) Stixx {Paul Grint) (Archive Part 1) (Archive Part 2) (Archive Part 3) Suede Thompson Super Beetle Tatanka Teddy Hart (second accuser) Tiger McGuigan (Archive Part 1) (Archive Part 2) (Archive Part 3) Tim Birkett Travis Banks (second accuser) Trent Seven (second accuser) Trevin Adams Tripp Cassidy Tukay (Kane Thomas) Tyler Bate (second accuser) (third accuser) (Archive Part 1) (Archive Part 2) Urban Warrior (Ron Wilkinson) Velveteen Dream (second accuser) Vince McMahon Vince Russo (Archive Part 1) (Archive Part 2) Will Ospreay Wolfgang (Archive Part 1) Xander Cooper Zachary Cooper
  34. 15 points
    This. The real heroes are like the guy at the deli that scoops extra meat in your soup and the bartender that remembers your name and drink. Local barista gave me a coffee for free a few times because we have good convos. Hero. For whatever reason we look at people in the limelight as being either wiser or better than us. We ~stan~ someone that can sing well. The real heroes are the people that make our day a little better and the real super heroes are the ones that somehow work to make the world a better place. Right now, some of the stories I’ve read, Thunder Rosa is a super hero to me.
  35. 15 points
    Take this to the bank, you are likely supporting sexual predators to some degree whenever you watch ANYTHING.
  36. 15 points
    I'm probably going to get on someone's shit list for this, but I really disagree with all of the shit that is talked about AEW bringing in Tyson. We talk so much about how people who commit a crime and do their time in prison don't get a fair shake when they actually reform themselves and the system really just puts them on a treadmill to go back into prison. Tyson is an example of someone who committed a crime, went to prison for it, and had a long road to reform. I'm that process he's had to come to terms with mental illness and has been open about how he fucked up and how drugs were part of that. Unless I'm missing something, he's kept himself out of trouble, lost a lot of his money, shown himself to be a family man, mourned the loss of his daughter, and so on. You don't have to forget the man's crimes, but he did the time and reformed. Whoever he is now isn't the same person he was then.
  37. 15 points
    I've sat here staring at this thing for way too long.
  38. 15 points
    So this afternoon, Beyond Wrestling decided to do a twitter Q&A, so I thought I'd bowl them something they could hit for six. And boy did they: @RIPPA This post belongs in the Wrestling Discussion thread. It's a work, and it happened a few hours before Starr got exposed and the speaking out hashtag started.
  39. 14 points
    I have the absolute dumbest favourite board memory: Somehow the topic of clothing came up in the wrestling thread and one guy piped up, saying that when he was 21 he threw out all his t-shirts, jeans, etc. and replaced them with polo shirts and khaki pants because it was time to "dress like an adult." I have literally thought about that statement at least once a week for, it must be, 8 years now. I did a search and couldn't find it, so it must have been from one of the older versions of the board. I often wonder what happened to him, maybe he's a Proud Boy now? And as a side note, since I searched it, we do not talk about Johnny Polo nearly enough. Johnny Polo and the Quebecers were the best part of 93/94 WWF, that is my thesis.
  40. 14 points
    wow...it's too many layers...it's too much at once...I'm having trouble fitting it all...PULL UP...PULLLLLL UPPPPPPPPBATISTAFASHIONWWWWEEEEEEIIIIIIIIAAAAAAACCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
  41. 14 points
    I wish there'd been some sort of follow up to the 94 Rumble, with 14 odd guys trying to look each other in the eye and carry on with their lives, knowing they willingly murdered a guy and buried him on live TV. None of this Leslie Nielsen stuff. Focus on the drama between Kwang and Headshrinker Samu, who has remorse, who doesn't. Then maybe segue into an I Know What You Did Last Summer sort of thing, despite it not being made for another 2 years, with Taker coming back, and then murdering them all, and clearing out the awful midcard at that point.
  42. 14 points
    I have to admit, I wasn't expecting Nick Gage to bring such a genuine smile to my face, but heck yeah.
  43. 14 points
    Speaking of LGBTQ+ allies, Nick Gage is on Kameo now. And the first one he did, he said trans rights are human rights and he'll fight anyone who disagrees. Then tweeted that even though he was paid to say that on cameo, he would have said it for free because it's what he legit believes.
  44. 14 points
    Ratings talk is by far the worst hangover from the Monday Night Wars
  45. 14 points
    FMW Presents "Flash Gordon miniboss and Woman Ten Years Too Late to Her Own Quinceañera" Live at Yokohama Stadium.
  46. 14 points
    - The master of the brawl - Most versatile wrestler of all time - Longevity and ability to get over everywhere - Every promo was gold - Made you care about his match - A very giving wrestler - Cut his career in half, and you'd have two Hall-of-Famers Happy 76th birthday to (one of) the greatest of all time
  47. 14 points
    5 years ago in San Jose at the 2015 Wrestlecon. My brother and I met DDP. DDP is my brothers favorite wrestler it was our first Wrestlecon we were excited and nervous cuz wrestling is our favorite thing in the world and everyone there could have been Sinatra to us we were in complete awe. Well there was a moderate line for DDP my brother, Steve is his name and thats how i'll be referring to him from now on didn't want to wait in the line. I told him "Steve we are waiting i. line you are meeting DDP." So we get to the front of the line at the table they got 8x10's spread out on the table, DDP's then wife was standing there, Steve and I were discussing what 8x10 to get and I told Steve "get the one with him holding the belt you were there." It was the Spring Stampede shot where DDP has the belt upside down, Steve agrees we get to DDP, his wife informs him we were at the show displayed in the picture (I wasn't at that show but thats another story for another day) DDP seemed genuinely excited that "we" were at the show where he won his first world title. I told DDP "You know how every Nitro for like 2 years ended with the nWo beating you up?" DDP was like "yeah I do" then I was like " well he (referring to Steve) cried every time the nWo beat you up." DDP looks at Steve says "dude come here" gives him a hug like Steve was his solider son returning form 'Nam who walked up on the porch. He put the WCW World Title on Steves shoulder writes him a personalized autograph that read something like "Yo Steve sorry about making you cry feel the Bang 3x champ DDP" and takes a picture with Steve (who i think he he could have would have walked off with the belt), shakes his hand thanks us for coming and sharing that story with him. It was the coolest moment ever. DDP one of the good guys. Made Steve and I feel like a million bucks, and like we were his long lost buddies.
  48. 14 points
    So all those years Ian was booking dream cards held in front of social distanced crowds of 20 people... ...yet NOW they draw a crowd??? 2020 is weird.
  49. 13 points
    Despite punching the busboy in the jaw and dragging him out to the dining room floor.
  50. 13 points
    I miss Bret Hart and Steve Austin
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