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thee Reverend Axl Future

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  1. I own relatively few wrestling shirts. I will forever brag on this one. - RAF
  2. JR Benson is namedropped here, who I believe went on to do the early incarnation of Incredibly Strange Wrestling (and who also burned me on a tape deal - it included the "Foley jumping off a roof" clip - but I have since invoked my Buddha nature to forgive). This letter is wild, I have never seen it before. It's like shooting about kay fabe with a schmear of smarky elitism on top. - RAF, oohhmmmm...
  3. Not for nothing, I would be all over a show that spotlights a particular wrestler, era, promotion, feud or whatnot and just waxes enthusiastic about it. A bunch of old workers and historians and celebrity fans just gushing & kvelling and explaining why *such&such* is ssooo great, with references for further study. I am sure that there are podcasts like this (don't listen to them, I am on one) but a streaming show with a budget would be festive. - all about thee positivity, RAF
  4. Just watch thee whole show - you can be inspired. WrestleMania who? Gimme gimme thee Edward Einhorn, buckin' the establishment! - Young Tommy Young! - Thee Continental Nobleman is always stylish, but Frenchie Martin's tights are otherworldly. Turco looks like a melding of Cheech together with Chong. There is even some early head-dropping in the opener for you puroresu marks. Luis Martinez obviously does not know what working to the hard cam entails. The flat planes of his cheeks make him appear to be wearing a COVID mask. I have the long haul trucker COVID. In my brain. - Bulldog Brower always pulls some good faces. He should have given Martinez some lessons in camera awareness.. - I love thee reaction of "That was uncalled for!" from the announcers upon heel shenanigans. - Hot Take: Mil Mascaras - what a maroon. - Socks above boot tops is a popular look in the IWA. - The ring announcer looks like he is about to nod out on a Xanax jag. Or Quaaludes, more contemporaneously. - The love Brothers are woefully underappreciated by today's fans. Your Millennials could better themselves easily by studying them; Hartford & Reginald > the Young Bucks. - Whiny-ass Jim Wilson is useless as always. - Dean, please tell me that your Ellis Worship has culminated with you sporting some shirts like the Cowboy wears, for special occasions of course. - Ellis/Ladd - the tension is palpable. Get a room, boys, that turn had, um, overtones in my eyes. Tex McKenzie, obviously jealous, does not help his fellow cowpoke. - I must own some garment with "I AM RIGHT" on it, a la GCannon. I will enjoy and promote more old rassling whilst comparing modern stuff to it unfavorably. This is my new mission. RAF
  5. Maybe this is a hot take, or an under-researched brainflash, but in regards to pro wrestling, the worker that gets over more in a match is rarely the better worker - the lesser light is usually the general/carpenter/veteran/leader who is making the other fellow shine. Getting to book your own stuff is an art, cf. Hogan, (forgive me) Dusty, Inoki. The list of chickenshit into chicken salad guys is short - Flair, Race, Danielson, Foley (?), R&R Express, TFunk, off the top of my head... I do so love heel Slaughter and he was a GREAT big man but I gotta go with Patterson here. - RAF
  6. Steve Blackman was underappreciated, and still so much better than we have ever deserved. - RAF
  7. I am shocked - SHOCKED AND STARTLED, I tells ya - at your TOTALLY UNEXPECTED position on this HoTake.. Actually, I am surprised at your restraint. - RAF
  8. I am blown up just watching this. AND the shrieking! - RAF
  9. Classy Freddie Blassie's b&w "Showcase of the Immortals" was poetic thrilling genius for me. I can't find it on the youTubes or such butn it was so good that WWE used it a couple times. - RAF
  10. I have been thinking on this day, what if Baron Mikel Scicula opened up a wrestling school in 1985ish, and that became the dominant indy style down the road - punches into the breadbasket instead of moonsaults, selling of the ear always instead of 2.75 kickouts, stomping the mat in place of slapping the leg, capes in place of kickpads, hammerblows to the back over World of Sport reversals, sideburns not wet hair, Maltese folk music for entrances instead of nu metal... What a world that would be! Virtute et Constantia, RAF
  11. George Steele - ANY ERA - underrated these days. - RAF
  12. Whilst I do not agree with all of yer Takes, they are all excellent talking points and good starts for a debate (although the interWeb is the worst place for that, in my (correct) opinion). In this thread, I would like to hear more from other ffolkes, rather than get bogged down in arguing any particular one, but do what you like, of course. i may have to come up with a dozen off the cuff, outside the mainstream, pithy terse contentious HoTakes. - RAF
  13. Alright, my partners are really pulling their weight getting festive guests and doing the social media thang and making with the TickityTocks and graphics and such, so I gotta do somethin'... Looky here: and And same as above, but so pretty I can't waste 'em -- Rhese folks are good people and made for a couple great 'casts. I should know: I was there!!! We are on Spotify and Apple and a bunch of other places to find such interWeb talky product. Please listen, y'all will learn something, I vow it. Thanks to Jay G and Arik and Jason. help a brother out, DVDVRers, RAF
  14. I'll bite: Cherry blossom ring - from the Heavens to the Earth, body/petals float. - RAF
  15. J'aime la lutte fran├žaise! Zut alors, RAF "In battle, as in life, style is all-important." - Batroc the Leaper
  16. Peacock censoring WWE Network footage has the potential to inspire 1,000 sardonic memes. Congrats on getting there first over here. - RAF
  17. ...And don't sleep on his gusseted flares. Add in the boxer's nose, and you know My Man Dick had style, baby. He often got a small pop at the intros, so the NE crowds recognized his game, and he could work a mean midget match. - DW mark, RAF
  18. Alexander Hammerstone's Nightmare Pendulum is a great movename. - RAF
  19. There is no doubt in my cold dark longhaul COVID19 brainpan that The Great Khali is the WORST wrestler in the WWE HoF. This includes the workers that RAF cannot stand (Putski, Mascaras, Beefcake). And it's a shonda that Mr. GTASteele was mentioned, he was awesome. I gettin' all het up in this place... - RAF
  20. Blah, blah, not a real Hall of Fame, yadda yadda, no physical building, yakity shmakity, Vince's pick - but I say--- The Great Khali?!?!?!? For shame... The HoF is the last thing that attracts my interest about WrestleMania anymore, but I can comfortably walk away now. Not out of protest or anger, but just the scales are dropped from my eyes, the bar has lowered so precipitously, the silliness is so apparent, that I have lost interest. I don't mind justifying Koko B. Ware, Abdullah the Butcher, James Dudley, Drew Carey for sundry carny reasons but TGK is a shite choice for me. - RAF, who doesn't like to be so negative but even if you wanted to court "the Indian Universe" there were better choices in my opinion...
  21. Today I learned that Mr. Fuji's finisher is the Kamikaze Clothesline (looked like a lariat to me but it's cool). Young Dewey Robertson looked good in there, too. Later came the marijuana reefer and nudist camps, and then you start painting your face and ergonomically shaving your hair... - RAF
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