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alstein

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  1. Was Hootie and the Blowfish still around in 98?
  2. About 7 mil now I think. It's gotta blow up at some point, then we get the mother of all strikes/collusion lawsuits.
  3. Duggan, and WWF Duggan was one of the few WWF faces I liked as a kid. I think it was just him, Jake the Snake, and Bam Bam Bigelow.
  4. The thing that makes the Shield great is that they offer something for everyone within that group- I'm lower on Reigns than much of the board- but he's got a real presence and is over, while Ambrose and Rollins are two of my bigtime faves right now. The last group I can think of that had this in any way shape or form was the Freebirds with Roberts/Hayes/Gordy all being different yet equally valuable. 10 more years of the Shield, please. Seriously, they're like the one reason I keep watching every week.
  5. Saw that second match advertised today. As a fan of the old OMEGA (and Matt Hardy), I'm wondering how this version of OMEGA is panning out so far. From what I've been able to gather from their website, each of their shows are advertised as a fundraiser for some school or civic organization. The reviews sound like it's the Hardys and their local "name" friends (CW Anderson, Shane Helms, probably Shannon Moore) plus a couple Mid-Atlantic indy guys. I'd go to the April show if I didn't have to work on Saturday nights. Working Saturday nights is the reason I missed the old OMEGA, and now the new one. I still remember those flyers posted all over State campus.
  6. I really would love to see Judge Harold T.Stone presiding over RAW with all these arrest angles one time, in-character, but that might be too dated a reference for today's audience. Face Shield is interesting, but what do they do with them?
  7. Hopefully they don't split the Shield up. Keep them a unit for 10 years- you can always give one of them a singles push as part of the unit Gordy-style.
  8. Michael Jordan is still running things in Charlotte and don't you forget it. He's guaranteed not to take TJ Warren.
  9. A study a few years back said that is not the case. I'd argue it's regional. Northeastern crowds definitely not, but a Memphis crowd or a Dallas crowd yes.
  10. That Bryan segment was great- it was the one of two ways I could see HHH logically agreeing to that. The other way was Bryan making fun of HHH's wrestling ability and goading him into a match that way, and that would have been more contrived. -might be breaking the no politics rule here, but it's relevant. As for the political bent- I don't think it worked well, because lets face, most WWE crowds are the teabagger types- it's why the RA's got over as faces. Not too many dedicated liberals like wrestling. That said, being kinda of west-coast socialist leftie is part of Bryan's gimmick- and why I think it's a bit of a shock he got as over as he has- because that really doesn't appeal to your typical wrestling crowd- especially in the South and West. That said, Bryan is so over, and they put it off for so long, it worked. Steph and HHH's heeling in that segment was really, really great, but it's something we need to see only once or twice a decade- they need to put it back in the closet for a few years so it's special. Steph's especially, her ability to have a breakdown is so much better than Vince's. Bray does look like he belongs on the mike with Cena/Hogan, it's the ringwork I worry about. Part of me wonders if they should just have him stop wrestling except on special occasions, and become the big "heel manager" for the next decade- WWE hasn't had one of those in ages.
  11. This was so unfair. Would have voted Rollins over 90% of the folks in here, but not Kana. She deserves better. Next year pair her against Xavier Woods so he'd get bodied like he will next weekend (he's getting time off from WWE to enter a fighting game tourney)
  12. The Willow gimmick goes WAY back So was GI Bro.
  13. I can't vote for someone who has 2-3 matches a year, no matter how good he is. Would you vote for Larry Z because of his excellent matches with Regal when that was all he wrestled? (admittedly I'm higher on Larry Z than much of the board)
  14. In what areas is Sting inferior to Gordy? Gordy wasn't the draw Sting was, and Sting was a better worker IMO (it's close, but I give it to Sting), and Sting had more longevity because he didn't mess himself up with drugs. As for Sting/Muta, does Savage/Steamboat get discounted as a draw because it was a midcard match at WMIII? I'd also argue Sting was never competently booked when he was on top- even by WCW standards. As a worker, I'd compare Sting to Cena, as a draw, I'd compare him to Bret.
  15. If I ever won the lottery and got to make a fighting game, one of the characters would be based on Jackie.
  16. If Bryan/HHH had a stip behind it, such as HHH quits if he taps vs Bryan's job, I think fans would care more, esp if it was the actual main.
  17. WWE has so many good pieces right now, it's hard for imagine them going wrong- but I know they can. Vince just needs to have faith in his new talent.
  18. The Hammer doing some deathmatch stuff in Japan.
  19. I first started posting to this board in the mid to late-90s from RSPW. So yeah, half my life now.
  20. You can have the Shield as solo acts who also ride together- look at DX for an example of this, or the Freebirds. I mean, you always knew if Hayes was in deep trouble, he knew who to call, even if they weren't around at the time.
  21. Why not just keep them as this generation's Freebirds? Reigns makes a perfectly acceptable Gordy, Ambrose is a slightly better Hayes, and Rollins is a young modern Buddy Roberts.
  22. So would Ryback. I'd give Ryback a gimmick where he runs in on every match one week because he wants more steak. That said, if I was in charge, this is an idea on how I'd make titles more important: For the IC belt: I'd have someone win the belt (maybe Bryan) and I'd have him rebel by saying he's going to make this title more important "than HHH's lifetime achievement award" and basically have him shit on the World Champ. Normally folks would not like this here, but it's a way to say "I'm the real champ" and have Hunter's idea of giving him another belt to sidetrack him not work. Downside is you crap on your world title- but the payoff would make that temporary. You could have Orton getting upset over this and trying to hire bounty hunters to take out Bryan, or face wrestlers refusing title shots because they want the "real title", driving HHH mad.
  23. I've largely quit on wrestling these days- and I started almost 30 years ago thanks to the Midnight Express. I mostly check this board to see if it's safe to start watching again, and Eric Embry. This cost WWE 60 bucks as I was thinking about the Network, Not now.
  24. I now want to see Jarrett learning how to cheat- anyone got a vid of that?
  25. I'm not sure if the actual match would be great, but having Brock brawl with The Shield every week would be my favorite build to a match ever. It would be like watching a plane collide with a train while a helicopter full of gasoline tried to fly through a hoop of fire. If HHH would just watch some Freebirds stuff, making the Shield the modern-day Freebirds , you could have Ambrose or Reigns be a threat to the world title (Rollins is easily the Buddy Roberts of the group)- while being threats to the tag belts as well. Elevates everything.
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