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  1. James Bond XXV

    I'm sorta hoping they do something along the lines of The Man with the Golden Gun, have a villain who wants to kill Bond to get a notch on his belt, toss in something like the Solex and off we go.
  2. The Old School Questions thread

    Pretty much but Nikita of that timeframe wasn't anything special. Nikita should have gone to the WWF and done a total gimmick change when he came back.
  3. Wrestling What Ifs

    Didn't Hogan say in an interview he wished he picked the sleeper as his finisher due to all of his hip problems?
  4. James Bond XXV

    I have a feeling that Sony and EON will give enough money to Craig to get another one out of him after his contract runs out. The last two made so much money that I can't see them wanting to change things up since a new Bond will equal a new direction for the films.
  5. GLOW on Netflix

  6. JULY 2017 MOVIE THREAD

    I came away from Baby Driver thinking it was trying to hard to be cool, it was sorta like a flare bartender all of the tossing of bottles doesn't make up for the lack of booze in my drink. I'll note the only Wright movies I really enjoyed were Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz.
  7. GLOW on Netflix

    Per the Wikipedia page McClane and a group of wrestlers left GLOW over creative differences and McClane started POWW. In the early 2000's he started WOW which was pretty much GLOW 2.0, they used a lot of the same gimmicks. With the way Meshulam Riklis who was the money behind GLOW operated the rights were probably wrapped up in some leveraged buyout then sold off to a shell company during a bankruptcy and then forgotten about.
  8. GLOW on Netflix

    Check out the doc from a few years ago that's on Netflix and there's a ton of stuff on YouTube. At times it's really bad but it also has "its so bad it's good" moments. There's also a lot of WTF moments like the Gestapo Match and Mt. Fiji under a voodoo curse.
  9. JUNE 2017 TV DISCUSSION THREAD

    Are people like Ted Lange, Fred Dryer and Anson Williams really going to compete? I get the nostalgia kick but they're all pretty old. I'm assuming Tom Arnold undercut someone on the appearance fee to get on this. I love me some old Battle of the Network Stars and it's syndicated rip-off cousin Star Games.
  10. Wrestling What Ifs

    How could Verne screw anyone when the show didn't make any money? The other side of the story was Verne paid Jerry Jarrett a booking fee for his talent and that money never made it down to the Memphis\Dallas guys, that's just as plausible as Verne keeping it all for himself. That whole mess was bound to fail, everyone was looking out for their own interests and neither Lawler or Kerry were big enough stars to get people to buy PPV's.
  11. NHL 2017 - The Quest For The Cup

    Nashville fans should be more upset with their team not being able to convert on what 5 power plays which included a 5 on 3 on top of not showing up for Game 5.
  12. Wrestling What Ifs

    Verne really missed the boat by not having heels loosely based on Cobra characters to feud with Sarge in the AWA, bring in Rip Morgan and Jack Victory and make them Dreadnoks, cut Shaun and Steve Simpson's hair and make them Tomax and Xamot, since he sucked in the ring but had the look Ox Baker managing the heels as Doctor Mindbender. That would have been a thousand times better than the endless Col. DeBeers feud.
  13. JUNE 2017 WRESTLING PHOTOS

    Will someone please do some sorta show that has Danny McBride as Jimmy Garvin.
  14. Wrestling What Ifs

    Slaughter/Sheik was four years after the hostage crisis and it was never played up, they made the hard push of Sheiky Baby being from Iran though. The German and Japanese gimmicks didn't start until the 50's and were one of the reasons Pro Wrestling was considered low brow plus most of the German heels used iron crosses instead of swastikas. It was a very different time and everyone is numb to war and it's consequences thanks to the Gulf War and it's sequel in 2003. In the run up to the Gulf War it was thought that the US and coalition forces would suffer heavy casualties and the images of Vietnam were still fresh in everyone's minds, add in the talk of terrorists attacking the US you get a public that's a little on edge. I think Vince read all of the patriotism that came out during the build up wrong, the patriotism exploded because of fear and anxiety not the rah-rah USA is #1 patriotism of 1980's America(it became that once the war ended up being a squash match), if it was 1985 and they had Sarge side with Iran or the USSR it would have worked. Had they just had Hogan and the faces all come out waving the American flag and dedicating their matches to the troops they would have gotten really good pr and Hogan would have most likely been allowed to go visit the troops in Saudi Arabia. I never saw Sarge as desperate for the title and his being a turn coat had nothing to do with him getting it. Through kayfabe glasses he didn't deserve a title shot, wins against Volkoff at house shows and scoring pinfalls over Luke and Butch at Survivor Series shouldn't get someone a high profile title shot, plus he only won the belt because of Savage and Sherri.
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