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  1. Damn, I forgot all about that heel run. Personally, I don’t consider anything post-Crockett split truly “NWA.”
  2. 6:19pm on the east coast and no thread? Did Cody run everybody off? THIS IS RAMPAGE BABY THIS THE SHOW YOU ALL BEEN WAITING ON Jade Cargill “in action” (vs Janai Kai). It does my head in to see Kai on national TV the same way it did to see Lord Crewe on Dark. Last time I saw either was on the Covid PPW tapings in an empty bar. Good for her, she’s awesome! Sammy Guevara vs Tony Nese. Should be good but I don’t love Sammy Sammy Sammy as a babyface. Penta y PAC vs FTR. PAC looks like an angry pirate now! Should be GREAT!
  3. It was a blink and you miss it, two week angle. Arn exorcised Cody’s Hollywood demons by burning his pink tie one week and then having him take bumps with trainees the next. This makes it two times now we thought we’d get a Rocky 3 angle out of Cody, only to wrap it up quickly with nothing resembling an interesting story or payoff.
  4. “I’m wearing protective gear” in kayfabe is a heel act. More of that 4D Chess!
  5. Cody in the main two straight weeks of down ratings? My boy isn’t as smart to the biz as I thought. Hulk would have taken Thanksgiving eve off, at least. Meanwhile, Jericho has glommed on to another hot act (Eddie) and a trio of fresh faces. Shows you who’s really an old school brother brother and who’s just larping in his suit and tie Flair Starter Kit. But seriously, maybe fans don’t understand Cody’s meta Cena Wins LOL act and are mistaking it for a legit Cena Wins LOL run and don’t care for it. And that’s not the fans’ fault. If your “gimmick” is over everyone’s heads, that’s your fault. “I’m just playing jingo white meat babyface as parody” fails if nobody gets the joke.
  6. Thanks for the correction! That's really wild because I definitely remember Crockett TV making an angle out of the fact that Garvin would be taking time off to train for Starrcade.
  7. Maybe it's the same addled memory that convinced me Ron Garvin had no title defenses, but I seem to recall Rey wrestling Dean multiple times (okay, at least twice but maybe more) on Nitro with the same finish (Rey counters avalanche BT Bomb with a rana).
  8. A wrestling newz site took the Dustin episode and created a controversial~! story from it. You've hit the bigtime, @Phil Schneider
  9. LOOOOOL poor font choice. Up there with the TBS logo looking like it says "Hos."
  10. Can we now please pretty please be done with this and get Andrade out of the Cody Booking Vortex? Is "Cody's fire protectant spray" this generation's "Ultimate Warrior's helmet ballcap?" Can we please stop trying to make Brandi a thing? After watching Dark Side, my first thought was "oh god I hope that's lighter fluid and not charcoal fluid!" Cody with the rule of 3's for the weapons gag! How does the son of Dusty Rhodes show up to a streetfight NOT dressed in jeans with kneepads on top and a some kind of outlaw country gimme tee? Fucking sacrilege. Dug Andrade showing up looking like he works for Joe Cabot. (That line was for @Nice Guy Eddie) Jose the Assistant is jacked! WTF LOL @ Taz, ECW Legend Who Knows This Shit, criticizing Andrade's "getting the table into the ring" technique multiple times. Darby's dives are fucking insane. I jumped off the couch at that second one. Oh man they're going to sacrifice Thunder Rosa to Jade. Ugh. Ruby getting the New Toys Push over a better worker sucks. Larry David's pajamas! Stop with the fucking surprised kickout face for fuck's sake! Ruby out here looking like Marty Feldman.
  11. I'm so old I saw Sting live at the 1988 Bash! I might have seen him before that, need to look through arena histories. :)
  12. Worst: you forgot Ron Garvin, NWA World Champion. 9/25/87 - 11/26/87. IIRC, he had no defenses at all with the gimmick being he was taking time off to train for the rematch. Which he lost. That would be a funny angle for a chickenshit heel champion. But Garvin was the babyface. I believe the story was that whomever was booking at the time wanted a world title change at Starrcade, which I believe might have been their first ever PPV. No babyface outside of Garvin wanted a lame duck title reign and no heels wanted to job to said lame duck. I could be wrong and that may just be one of those apocryphal stories.
  13. I had to refresh my memory via WIkipedia...there were actually several 16-man BOLA tournaments before they switched back to the 24 man format. I'm fine with it. 24 has always felt too long to me, especially packing the quarters, semis, and final into the third night. By the finals, you've seen three guys wrestle twice already. With 16 participants, you cut out a round and, for me anyway, there's less burnout for the viewer. 2011 was a one-night, 8 man tournament, which was pretty weird. It was a fun tournament and we got Steen vs Fit Finlay, but still strange. Does anybody know what the deal there was? Couldn't book enough people? Couldn't get more than one night at the Legion Hall in that timeframe?
  14. Can you give an example of what you mean by "treats everything about his wrestling character as if it's 100% serious?" Because that sounds ridiculous without a lot of qualifiers.
  15. On the plus side, I have a technician coming to my house. For real, his name is Roman and he is eastern European. I hope he wants to go bowling, play darts, or go find some big American titties when he's finished his work.
  16. I think we're talking about two different things here, maybe two sides of the same coin. Wrestling is just a weird thing, man. I've used this example before, but when Joe Anoa'i goes on the Tonight Show, he goes on it as Roman Reigns. Not as "Joe Anoa'i, who portrays Roman Reigns on WWE TV." When Hogan or Warrior did talk shows in the 80s, they did it in character. That shit was so cringe and corny, and I can imagine people who weren't into wrestling watching it and saying, "what this fuck is this bullshit?" That's what I mean by maintaining kayfabe long past its sell by date. You don't see Bryan Cranston on Kimmel staying in character as Walter White and cutting promos on Gus Fring. Wrestling, at some point, needed to fully and completely acknowledge what it was. People absolutely want to suspend disbelief in all forms of entertainment. Shit, I'm not watching Avengers and thinking about how it's not real. But only wrestling goes out in non-wrestling circles and insults everyone's intelligence, making non-fans think it must be the dumbest shit ever, only fit for children, lower-class people, and the mentally infirm. That's my point and I'm sorry if it wasn't clear enough initially.
  17. Hey, can somebody give me a quick opinion of how this game is, single player? I'm about to get back into GamePass and I see this is on it. Is it a waste of time or decent? Thanks, bros.
  18. I soured on the Definitive Edition games and uninstalled them yesterday. I had finished 1/3 of GTA 3 and booted VC just to drive around and listen to music. Me giving up on these games wasn't even a matter of the glitches (I didn't encounter any). For me, the issue is how lazy this remake is. They just gussied up the graphics of the mobile ports and added a few features and called it a day. I guess I was hoping for these old games rebuilt in GTA 5's engine. The stuff I'd been hoping for was poorly implemented or not done at all: Weapon wheel: works okay, glad time slowed down when using it, but they kept the original "click L1 to cycle weapons" functionality as well, which was dumb. So to turn off your current weapon, you have to open the wheel and choose the fist. Radio wheel: works okay, glad time slowed down when using it, but it doesn't show the current station or song. Mapped to a different button than in GTA 5. Checkpoint/continue: This sucked. Your "checkpoint" is your meeting with the mission giver. No mid-mission checkpoints. If you fail "Bomb Da Base II," for example, you should continue from the docks. Instead, you continue from picking up 8 Ball and still need to drive across town. Fucking garbage. GPS: can't use it during a mission. For example, the mission where you need to make several trips to pick up prostitutes, GPS refused to map their locations. Also, pathfinding is wonky. Combat: Rockstar touted "enhanced combat" or some such marketingspeak. What we got was better camera controls and free aim, which is nice. What we needed was a GTA 4 or 5 cover system. I don't care if it's a remake of an old game. In 2021, I'm not standing 6 feet from a Triad guy and just pumping lead into each other until one drops. Again, this is all stuff completely non-related to the glitches and graphical issues. This is purely gameplay shit that was over promised and under delivered.
  19. You have to ask yourself, why does nobody respond "don't you know that shit is fake?" when you say, for instance, "I like kung fu movies." Unlike movies, wrestling's lifeblood at one point was fooling people into thinking it was real. And then wrestling kept kayfabe long past the point where doing so made sense. Somewhere, sometime, someone should have worked to reposition wrestling in popular culture. Don't ask me how. It just should have been done. Because of promoters clinging to kayfabe far past its usefulness, there's a lingering impression among non-fans that people who like wrestling are stupid and/or trashy. That may change in a generation or two, unless Covid kills us all off first, but for now I'd rather not admit to my coworkers that I enjoy the fake fighting. What really gets me is that reality TV should get worse disdain then wrestling gets. I feel like more people are fooled by reality TV than wrestling.
  20. Same here! But my technique is I walk into meetings wearing nothing but a sequined robe to see if anybody gets the reference.
  21. FINALLY got back into a healthier diet as part of my "rebuild from spinal surgery" project. Started lower carb (I don't want to say "keto" as it seems to draw strong opinions) yesterday and did pretty well, only 13.3 net carbs all day. Drinking water like a goddamn fish as well, and no alcohol last night. Trying to limit to booze to maybe just weekends. Did some at-home lifting, dumbbells and bodyweight stuff and will do some treadmill work today. WIsh me luck, fellas.
  22. I just figured it was a throwaway joke. I mean Clint sees it at a urinal at a moment where everything is kind of shitty (he's a an awful musical, some guy is bugging him for a autograph), so it's just piling on the awfulness and maybe in that moment, he's thinking we'd be better off with half of everyone gone.
  23. Arn Anderson’s creepy Anne Coulter/David Kessler/Dave Grohl in that one video left hand freaks me out.
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