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thee Reverend Axl Future

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  1. How can you forget Tiger Jackson? Tiger Conway Sr. & Jr. - RAF
  2. True. I assume it wasn't built up for two reasons (neither of them good): the real gimmick of the match was the random wheel spinning aspect, and to emphasize any one particular outcome (let alone the CMG "winner") would have given away the work. They should have made a couple promo videos giving each option a few minutes with clips and talking heads putting over the danger. The other reason might have been that Bill Watts assumed that the nationwide audience was familiar with the ins'n'outs of thee Coal Miners Glove experience like a good Mid South crowd would have been. I think that all gimmick matches should be part of the curriculum for today's schoolkids, make 'em strong and smart, start a presidential cabinet on that, yeah. - RAF
  3. You can't see it, but I am shaking my (ungloved) fist at all the whippersnappers out there in the Rassling InterWeb Cloudland. And yes, BigMcLH, the coolest gimmick matches mean nothing if the bookers don't get them over ahead of time, so true. -old&intheway, RAF p.s. - wait, there are kids out there who are not down with Dutch Savage?!? There needs to be an unheralded under-lauded Golden Age grappler video edumacation thread started, stat. He was just obited in the WON, by jeebus.
  4. I don't think it would have been that awful of a stipulation if it was just something that was booked ahead of time instead of being the lamest option out of all the stipulations on the wheel. It's like getting a free vanilla milk shake only to later find out that instead you could have had a free cookies and creme milkshake. May y'all be cursed with Hex of a Thousand Badly Laid Out Prince Of Darkness Matches. I luv Coal Miner"s Glove bouts, please watch some more Dutch Savage before you post, out of touch with the kids himself a tetch, RAF
  5. Bruddah, any second of that featurette could have evolved into a porno, just like any second of a properly led life. VIVA LA LUCHA LIBRE! - sexo, RAF
  6. I liked when Rick Rude carried all his WCCW titles to the ring in a little red wagon. So arrogant and so practical... - listen up, RAF
  7. I knew that SB Harris worked Mempho, B.K. (Before Kimala), no surprise there HOWEVER the revelation for myself is PEllering's awesome raven-hued hairstyle'n'chops combo. I have only seen him as a blonde (thus the Precious) and those sideburns are Don Leo Jonathan-worthy. I too love to learn, RAF
  8. Reminded me of this: ,,,and that is a high compliment. - S&D, RAF
  9. I remember that, and it was freaky for the reasons you mentioned. Hardcore, even? - RAF
  10. This is so life-affirming that my current bleak worldview is now filled with sunshine and rainbows. Tremendous. thank you, RAF
  11. Thank you for your huckleberry help, fellas. I feel a bit closer to Thee American Dream now. I thought this RAW was a slight drop-off in PEAL (Personal Enjoyment Appreciation Level) from the past few weeks, but there were many festive moments. Only Paul E. could have pulled off that genius in-ring declaration of The Love That Dares Not Speak Its Name on international TV (how will this play in Dubai?). - happy, RAF
  12. Hold the phone: can someone (only one man) explainify to me what being a "huckleberry" entails and how this will negatively impact TripleHHH's victory plans? We are sleeping on this new(?) Dustyism people, and I want to be in the loop. i love Big Dust, RAF
  13. I would dig a WWE King of Trios event. A couple teams from NXT could be featured as well as some indie and (maybe pseudo-) international three-mans. If they presented it as a fun event, a bit tongue in cheek and retro but not ironic or having the announcers crap all over it it would work. Keep it low-budget, maybe as an iPPV, since its appeal would mainly be for established fans. - RAF
  14. This is from one of my favorite post-match interviews. I always enjoy watching how happy the three of these fellows are for getting the best of Lawler. "you forgot to look under the ring", RAF
  15. You Glee-boys are making thee Ghost of Dick the Bruiser gnash his teeth with rage. aghast & ashamed, RAF
  16. I almost started a thread for this question, because it is really perplexing me: why don't most WWE matches start with a lock-up anymore, let alone some chain wrestling? Is this a directive from on high (Mr. McMahon, HHH)? I am used to the myriad stories that can be developed from a lock-up and I miss it. old & in the way, RAF
  17. As an amusing anecdote, Mr. Nick Bockwinkel will walk into the general lockerroom, even if he has his own dressing room, and not only shake everyone's hand, he introduces himself to each and every individual and asks their (often) gobsmacked names. The man is a super class act, and defines not only the honorific of "world champion" but he IS his gimmick. I have seen him treat the lowliest of indy scum workers (myself included) as you would think he would treat a seasoned veteran of ring and road. honored, RAF
  18. What are the odds that your friend was at National Pro Wrestling Day in February? I saw a guy wearing this shirt there and marked out over it so much I took a picture of the dude's shirt. Possibly. If it was this guy: then you met a legend, baby. - RIP, RAF
  19. Don't overthink it. Choose a style you like, find some cool material, and pick an element/motif/symbol for yourself and one for the wearer and just do it. Get started ASAP as they are trickier to make than one would think. Mask-making is a real craft and designing them is an art, but this is a personal gift so your effort and the heart will show through. tiki motif sounds fun, RAF
  20. And the piece of resistance (to quote Ed Norton): This FBlassie suit, purchased from Eric Caiden at Hollywood Book & Poster many many moons ago. we hardly knew ye, RAF
  21. The Brody fall line: And Cosmo was indie before indie was cool... here to go, RAF
  22. One of my best pals died, and I inherited some of his vast rassling archive. A sampling: From Japan trips, but I bootlegged that Abby one for him. - ashes, RAF
  23. Blazer, I noticed that you did not call her a mark - my wry quip was not directed to you. I respect your position; once someone calls her a mark ("markshaming"? [copyrighttrademarkpatentpendingprioruse]) that person's argument is voided to me. Anyway, perhaps counter to my defense of AJ, which really was more of a counterpoint to several folks opinions of her actions (not that I know the gal), is the fact that promoters have sometimes used a title not just to represent the promotion, but to placate a markish but disgruntled worker, or perhaps in lieu of a raise. Sometimes a worker can be too cynical to properly rep a belt. Wrestlers can be green marks, but most promoters are heartless homunculi. not bitter but jaded, RAF
  24. This is a very very good observation. I will say that the point is not that she has been bragging about how she deserves the belt, but the opposite, that she is humbled by honor of it. I assume she realizes the difference in degree of her situation and most other (let alone the examples you gave above) titles. If she doesn't, it really doesn't matter. - every time you point out a mark, four fingers point back at you, you mark, or something, RAF
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