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  1. They bleeped it on the live version too. I didn't like the All in the Family segment, they would have been better off doing a more Edith heavy episode since Tomei nailed the character. I loved The Jeffersons segment and totally marked out when Marla Gibbs showed up. If they do this again I hope they stay with Norman Lear shows and do Maude and Good Times, there's a Maude episode that could easily bring in an A-list actress if ABC has the guts to air it and the JJ "VD" episode of Good Times has the right mix humor and message to work in this format.
  2. The drop in ratings, the cost of running a pro wrestling division and the desire to be rid of the carny con-men who fleeced Turner and Time Warner seem like pretty plausible reasons for dumping wrestling. Also take into account that most corporations are always looking to "cut costs" and only really invest into some project when they're pretty much forced too. The shows TBS and TNT started producing in the 2000's were overall a cheaper investment than pro wrestling and they basically paid themselves when they ran something from the Warner Bros. & MGM film and tv libraries.
  3. While the income for ad sales was lower for pro wrestling the high ratings Nitro had during most of its run helped push the networks overall ratings up, which meant ad rates across the board went up.
  4. What if Vince McMahon became aware of the "Da Bears" SNL sketch in say 1993, does he bring in Ed Wiskoski as Col. DaBeers?
  5. Yeah the whole "It's All Jamie Kellner's Fault" angle is bs, besides what's been stated before both TBS and TNT were sort of directionless before he came into the picture and there needed to be re-organization. Also I can see the AOL\Time Warner execs being leery selling and giving airtime to a WCW headed by Eric Bischoff the man that bankrupted the division along with the company backing him not having that much money.
  6. The Moolah episode was pretty bad and confusing. They used footage from Lipstick and Dynamite and if I remember right wasn't there former members of Moolah's stable who talked about all of the sleazy things she made them do?
  7. #1 - Vince would have went all out with Hogan vs. Flair in 1986/1987 since it would gave given the WWF credibility and most likely drawn huge houses in "NWA" towns like Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas along with the traditional WWF towns. I think the WWF would still book Flair as "The Real World Champion" but they'd put more teeth into it but still not mention the letters NWA. #2 - The only way for Hogan to work in JCP is if Dusty goes back to his home planet.
  8. That was totally the correct call and if it wasn’t the Kentucky Derby they would have made the decision in less than five minutes. Rules like that are in place to keep there from being a pile of dead horses and jockeys at the end of a race.
  9. Do they have any kind of catering at house shows? I always thought the catering at tv tapings was mainly for the production crew that was sort of a perk for the wrestlers those days.
  10. When it comes to comic book movies I usually only like the origin story ones but this one really sucked me in. I went and saw it yesterday at 6:10PM and the entire complex was packed like it was a Friday night, they have it running on six screens and all of the showings from 4pm to 10pm were either sold out or nearly sold out!
  11. Pittsburgh wasn’t part of the Cleveland/Buffalo territory/NWF that Pedro Martinez controlled, they were their own thing and recognized the WWWF champion since Bruno owned part of the office. Martinez bought the Pittsburgh office in 1972 and used local guys, some Cleveland guys with Bruno on top at Civic Arena shows, the spot shows used just the local guys. Martinez bailed sometime in 1973, Bruno and the local promoters ran things until the area became part of the Capitol/WWWF circuit in 1974 when Bruno got the belt back.
  12. Totally! He had to become a "Kentucky Butcher" in the American Northeast since an Irish last name was reserved for mid card babyfaces and in England he had to be Irish/American heel since Big Daddy was pretty much Brexit taking human form.
  13. I'm assuming he's the only pre-expansion wrestler who headlined Madison Square Garden(as Virgil the Kentucky Butcher vs. Bruno) and Wembley Arena(vs. Big Daddy).
  14. I started to lose interest when Steve Austin rightfully walked out when they wanted him to job to Brock on Raw, lost most interest when Eddie Guerrero died, barely watched after the Undertaker-Muhammad Hassan angle and haven't given the McMahon's a cent of my money since Chris Benoit murdered his family.
  15. One night tournaments no matter the format always seem to fall flat.
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