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  1. Meltzer told a third version of the story years ago. Per Dave, Tully failed the drug test intentionally to get released and got an offer from WCW. Vince leaked the failed drug test to WCW and they pulled their offer and instead wanted to pay Tully $500 per appearance. He refused and Roma got his spot (ugh). As part of this story, Meltzer also claimed that Vince made sure that guys he wanted to pass tests knew when they would be tested (hence Tully supposedly intentionally getting coked up to flunk the test). Thinking about it now, Tully and Arn's contracts were up anyway, so why would he bother to get himself fired? Especially fired before a major PPV? Did talent not get PPV bonuses in those days? I completely forgot Heenan was in the match because of Tully's drug test. Honestly, Colossal Connection and Brainbusters in not a bad foursome. Though it would have been even more underwhelming when Andre got himself taken out of the match almost immediately. Watching late 80's WWF PPV's has given me a renewed appreciation for Honkey Tonk Man. God bless Wayne Ferris. He's not much of a worker at this point and he's turned not taking a bump into an art form, but he's still a great watch. Fun character, great on the mic. Shake Rattle and Roll (his neckbreaker finisher) looks even worse than I remember, but it's still really well-protected as a finisher.
  2. I’d feel a lot better if I could see his hands.
  3. Watched Survivor Series 89 last night and my wife asked me if the guy in the blue shorts was actually black or was doing a Soul Man gimmick (1980's movie about a white man who tans himself black to get into Harvard). The guy in the blue shorts was Rick Martel . This led to a debate about who had the darker skin - Rick Martel or Bad News Brown (who was on Martel's team). It's.... a lot closer than it should be. Now I can't unsee Rick Martel as a black man. It's disturbing. SS '89 is such a weird card. Teams seemingly thrown together at random. Weird finishes (Dusty Rhodes winning the match for his team with a running crossbody that in no way seems like it should be a pinfall until it is). DQs in an elimination match (Somebody - Hogan was certainly using his BACKSTAGE POWARZ that night. Three of the four heels in the Hogan match got eliminated by DQ. Andre too in another match. Zeus and Andre did less than five minutes work between them before being DQ'ed)/ The main event had all of the above at the same time. The teams were kinda random (Ultimate Warrior, Neidhart, Rockers vs. Heenan, Andre, Haku, Arn), Andre got himself dq'ed almost immediately, making Heenan's team look really weak, and the finish came down to Ultimate Warrior vs. Heenan. Terrible match. It's weird how they didn' t just put guys from the same tag teams/stables in the same match. Heenan Family had 6-10 guys at that point but none of the Heenan teams are that strong. Heenan's team in the main event is really weak (immobile Andre who goes out 3 min in. 1/2 the Brainbusters, Heenan himself). Where was Tully? I'm assuming injured or suspended.
  4. WHO is joining the Heart Foundation? I thought he'd join the Heenan Family/
  5. Apparently there's a lot of speculation that Conor McGregor will be on the first Fight Island card.
  6. Good for Apollo Crews, I guess, but him getting any sort of push, much less winning a belt, seems odd to me. Is RAW that short on talent? Nothing against Crews (I enjoyed his work on the indies), but putting a belt on him makes me wonder if Creative isn't mailing it in more than usual during these crowdless shows.
  7. Yeah, although the character was meant to be unpopular. Boyle's character was a waitress/stripper who married a very old billionaire and inherited his money when he died. She came in and bought the hotel the characters worked at, and had plans for the place that would have cost most of them their jobs. Found an interview where one of the showrunners said the idea was to babyface her eventually. One of the ideas was to have her lose all her money and take a job at the hotel. It sounded like there were long-term plans for Boyle, but she ended up not liking the gig and took it out on people around her (ie, the Ruby Rose story). I was mostly surprised by how out-of-left field and half-baked her death felt. Las Vegas wasn't really known for cleverness or whimsy. I kind of remembered the death scene, but remembered a lot of the details wrong. The way I misremebered the scene made it play out a little better, imo. I don't really like the Diana Muldhaur scene either. It's shocking and effective, but even in the 80's, elevators had too many safety protocols for you that to actually happen.
  8. As I said earlier, I don't think it's a work but Bliss' tweet doesn't sound like it was written by a twenty-something in 2020. that way anymore. "How dare you, sir" sounds like she's either tweeting in character or HG Wells is ghost-writing her tweets. Real people don't use that phrase anymore. So, yeah, I can believe a WWE writer wrote that tweet for her (to take the Youtuber dude down). Writing dialogue that would never be spoken by a real person is a WWE staple.
  9. I hooked my Wii up again after a lonngggg break. Basically, I like the Wii library quite a bit but am not a fan of the Wiimote and nunchuk, and the wife hates the Wii enough that she doesn't want it left plugged in full-time. Too many cords. Especially the controller sensor bard and it's long-ass cable. Anyway, yeah, one of my favorite consoles, really. I'll never own more than 40-50 games for it (my PS2, PS3, PS4 collections run into the hundreds each), but the Wii games I do own, I really like. I like old-school platformers, so the Wii has a lot there. Three Mario platformers (4 if you count Paper Mario) and a Donkey Kong reboot. Then there's the kinda obscure games. A Boy and His Blob (from WayForward), a so-so NiGHTs Into Dreams sequel, Ivy the Kiwi from the programmer of Sonic the Hedgehog, etc. There's also a great remaster compilation of the NES Mario games. Other categoreis aren't as deep, but have enough to recommend them. Played a lot of Sin and Punishment: Star Successor over the weekend. Metroid Prime 3 and the remasters of 1 and 2 are good even with the control scheme. RE4 Wii is solid enough. Several good action RPG. I really like the XSEED 3 (Pandora's Tower, Last Story, Xenoblade Chronicles). Throw in a few decent imports and a couple limited edition consoles I really like (power blue Wiii released in conjunction with Olympics, Red Wii released for Mario's 25th anniversary) and you have a fun little console. If I didn't hate the nunchuk and sensor bar so much, Wii would be in my top 3 or four 4 favorite consoles.
  10. Wonder if they can get an ESPN deal?
  11. What? You don’t believe Lexi Kaufman normally walks around saying things like “How dare you, sir”?’ i’m assuming it is not a work but the tweet isn’t worded like something i’d expect a real person to say in 2020.
  12. Alexa Bliss is trending on Twitter. Apparently, she's involved in some sort of dustup with a Youtuber. https://www.forbes.com/sites/alfredkonuwa/2020/05/25/wwe-superstars-call-out-wrestling-media-personality-for-harsh-comments-about-alexa-bliss/#4d21ada63250
  13. I would have thought Shawn would insist on being a top.
  14. I read an article a year back or so that pinpointed that scene as the "death of LA Law". Not sure I agree. The scene is from season 5. There were a fair number of changes onscreen and off-screen around that time. By season 7, Jimmy Smits was off to do NYPD Blue Susan Dey had left the show, the popular CJ Lamb character was written out, etc. Question: I noticed E shows have odd start and running times. For instance, all the Las Vegas episodes on today run for 55 min (w/ commercials) instead of an hour, so the start times are odd (1:10, 2: 05. 3:00, 3:55, etc.) I flipped through the channel guide and a lot of the sitcoms on this week run 25 min w/ commercials, so it appears to be a std. E thing. Any idea why that is? Can't sell enough ads or is there some advantage to it? I'm almost certain that shows like Christley Knows Best was originally intended to run 30 min once commercial breaks were inserted.
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