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  1. JCP & Crockett Jr. made some great rassling, so great in fact that 35 years later a brave promoter/booker/worker still copy it, modernize it, namedrop it, or merchandise it and they can still make money. Whether you are in the biz or if you are a new fan, those shows still stand up and the best will get you on your feet. So many eras and so much great action and angles and innovations - thank you, sir. - RAF
  2. I would not put it past the wily Gokuaku Domei to do such a dastardly deed, but was Hair Product V-Neck Babyface Ref or Squat'n'Swarthy Redslacks Heel Ref known to the fans before the switch? Was it part of an angle or typical tactic, or by inference as puro rassling fans did the teenyboppers figure it out? - RAF
  3. I am sure some Hartford CT pencilneck beancounter was tasked to do a cost evaluation of how many new subscribers the complete digitized SMW library would bring to the Network versus how long some intern would have to go through the footage and put a big blue dot over all the Confederate flags and black eyes on Dirty White Girl, and here we are. - yeehaw, RAF p.s. - I like a lot of SMW.
  4. Lordhavemercy, this was brutal but they got their money's worth out of that brutality. Thee Brian Kendrick, at least your brain cells were sacrificed to further Brock's character development, an angle or two and the following SummerSlam. Stick this in the Blood Freak thread. - RAF
  5. Related but not a trope: every f'n HHH entrance, I mutter "Was he that dehydrated that he couldn't finish his water before he comes out?!!? And he doesn't even swallow it!??!" ggrrrrrr, RAF
  6. I hate when workers chew gum. If it's a heel star doing a squash it's cool, otherwise it make it seem to casual and not serious. I do love it when Monsoon or Vince would lose it when Muraco would chew gum, wear sunglasses or eat a meatball sub while wrestling, or Hansen would have some chew. If Buddy Rogers didn't need candy whilst he worked his way to the top, dammit, then neither do these young'uns. - RAF
  7. "Now that's called heat" is the one of the best things for a worker to hear when they get to the back. Now that's called heat, ladies. What was the deal with the ref switch, for those with thee joshi knowledge? - RAF
  8. I can't recall any US women getting color in the US until... ??? Memphis? '90s indies? IWA-MS? Sure, Mexico and Japan, but what is the history of Lady Wrestlers and Thee Blade in the USA? - RAF
  9. WON memories - - the lucha coverage (in a pre-internet era, admittedly much more difficult) was very sparse until he had readers who could properly fill him in, and then Konnannnn came along. - ECW was far overdue for it's own section, and there was some debate about that. - letters! - plugz! - amazingly padded attendance and sometimes imaginary indy show reports. - the lengthy debate over whether MMA coverage belonged in there. Dave liked it, and was covering it by default for other papers/sites (and it's his newsletter) so it went in. Another section for me to s
  10. This is me whenever ratings start getting discussed, parsed, analyzed, dissected and/or compared... The Most Disgusting Promotional Tactic used to be more "most embarrassing/repulsive angle or gimmick that a promotion did to draw heat, get publicity and/or make money" but it occasionally devolved to "thing that I don't like that this promotion did", but now I guess it can be "bad thing that happened to wrestling". I mean the Speaking Out movement shouldn't be what is voted on, but rather how a particular promotion dealt with the effects of it. "Fritz Von Erich's fake heart attack" ('88) o
  11. Ima put this here - Tiger Jeet Singh Sr., keeping it real: He also described one of his most infamous moments, his shopping mall brawl with Antonio Inoki that helped make him a household name. “I was in the shopping centre, and I ran into Inoki’s wife, who was a very popular actress at the time. She looked at my shoes and admired my shoes. Then she looked at my shirt, and touched the material and said she liked that. But then she reached up and touched my turban. My turban is very sacred to me, and I don’t let anybody touch it. So, I reacted and I slapped her. Her bodyguards we
  12. Yeah, of course if you want to stack the deck and pick one of those matches where The Anvil was all hungover, it makes your point (j/k). I do think that too many folks look at being the weaker and/or less celebrated worker of a tag team = being carried. Neidhart was a respected and in demand worker pre-WWF, with stints in Stampede (where he worked and trained with Bret Hart), Georgia, New Japan (multiple times), Mid-South, Florida and other top territories. His style doesn't translate well to more modern sensibilities but he could hold up his end and more. Thee Anvil definitely was the person
  13. I second this motion. Step aside Seinfeld, a new DVDVR meme is created and you were there. In Soviet Rooosha, RAF
  14. As we used to say, so many lifetimes ago it seems, "A MILLION BILLION SNOWFLAKES". It may mean something else now to most, but I still remember... - RAF
  15. I agree that as a "legend", Edge comes off as manufactured. A lot of folks on this board (not necessarily (or at all?) the ones on this thread) were all over those E&C show on the Network, and that's kinda his appeal: an indy (as indies were back then) guy whom you could identify with, who paid his dues made good (like Sean Waltman and the Hardys) who appeared to be happy to be wrestling (unlike XPac) and who stuck around (unlike the Hardys). Christian has always been the more over one on DVDVR but in my eyes Edge and Christian together was much more than either separately. Edge has been i
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