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Everything posted by alstein

  1. La Parka was pretty damn popular with the folks I went to college with in the mid-90s. (To think that was when I discovered this board)
  2. Why didn't he make it higher? He's at least a guy who should have been a US title-level guy. His Mic skills weren't great, but he wasn't Hardy bad.
  3. When I first heard Bad News Barrett- I was thinking Barrett as some no-nonsense Bad News Brown-type character just beating the crap out of people. I'm so disappointed. Barrett is someone the WWE has no idea what to do with- very good worker and talker, should have a much better run then he has had,
  4. Throw Larry Z on team Pittsburgh, though you'd have chemistry issues with Bruno. As for Honolulu, replace King Curtis with Pat Tanaka? Team Minneapolis would be Verne, Curt Hennig, Rick Rude, Lightning Kid, and maybe Jesse Ventura (unsure if Brooklyn Park is close enough to count as a suburb)
  5. Kayfabe hometowns, but has to be a primary hometown for the guy's career. Suburbs in the Metro area count as the primary town, so Denton County can count for Dallas, or Venice Beach for LA, or Cobb County for Atlanta. No claiming Sgt.Slaughter represents Baghdad for example.
  6. Team Harlem Harlem Heat, Bad News Brown, Elijah Burke, ????
  7. I had this idea: imagine if there was a tourney of Survivor Series matches, the rules being that it had to be wrestlers from the same city/city area. (So say, Cobb County would count as part of Atlanta, but no counting the Hardys as from Charlotte) 5 guys The best team that comes to mind is Chicago: Road Warriors, One Man Gang, Lex Luger, CM Punk Atlanta would be second Freebirds, Goldberg, Big Bossman An LA Team would be awesome as well if it could be rounded out Hogan, Sting, Bockwinkel, the Fantastics
  8. Didn't Big Show once do a moonsault in his early days? I know I saw a missile dropkick.
  9. Under WWE ordenence wrestlers are not allowed to do the knifehand chops anymore. Yes one of the "banned" moves as per Vince. I'm pretty sure I've seen Punk and Ambrose use them recently, but not with any regularity. Had no idea they were banned. I thought that ban was just because Flair signed with TNA, and that it got lifted. Michaels used them left and right anyways.
  10. If he got DDP involved, and maybe Raven- then I'd help kickstart it.
  11. If a move gets banned by the WWE- folks use it less. Why we see fewer piledrivers and neck drops these days. +1 on the Cloverleaf love. If I ever had been able to become a wrestler, I would crib Malenko's Cloverleaf and Spinning Belly-to-Back so hard. I want the Slingshot Suplex and Flair delayed vertical to come back. Hangman's Neckbreaker- I remember Chono having a nice one.
  12. They couldn't even manage to do a proper turkey suit match. TNA I'm disappointed in you. Just realized I got my holidays confused- I'm ready for this year to be over, just like Dixie's accountants.
  13. One name, Iceman King Parsons. I think he would have done better in mid to late-90's than he did in World Class. Always felt a lack of size held him back in the 80s.
  14. I think your forgetting the breakout hit that was The Hurricane. Helms was over huge in the late summer/fall of 2001. Now that was a lot of fun. WCW folding killed Helms momentum though, because he was massively over in WCW by the end... he was going to be a bust out star for WCW if they stayed open, and he had to start from scratch as Greg Helms in WWF. I really thought he was going to be world champ in a year or two in WCW if it had stayed open. He was that hot. I thought he was going to be bigger than he was- but you can only do so much with a comedy gimmick, even if it means easy money.
  15. If what Larry Zybsico said about TNA is true- you could have the Food Stamps on a pole battle royal with all the X-division types.
  16. Put John Cena in Sting's position and Sting in John Cena's position, and you'd have very similar careers/fan reactions. A 2009 Cena/1992 Vader strap match would be awesome. prime Sting vs Umaga would also have ruled things.
  17. Jack Swagger today. He feels like he belongs in early-90's WCW
  18. I'll go so far as to say they're the best 6-man unit in the US since the Freebirds.
  19. He's one of those guys I can mention to my old friends who used to watch wrestling, it takes a second but they always remember him as someone they found fun to watch.
  20. I'm ok with Crying show- he needs to look like a bitch to not overshadow Bryan. Last thing you need is the fans clamoring for Show. (no offense to show intended- I like him, but he shouldn't be in the title hunt at this point in his career- he should be basically Big Daddy without the suck)
  21. I like the general idea- my issue is really, Bryan is being booked as really stupid. The burn is slow, and I don't know if that plays out well today, but as long as things change soon, I think we're ok. Show being booked as a whiny sellout is ok, even if the fans won't have any sympathy- they shouldn't- Show has been booked as a loser mostly, and he shouldn't be the cavalry, it should be someone newer. Bryan needs to be outsmarting them every now and then. He can pay for it later, but he needs to get one of them once in a while. Bryan should be booked like Lawler vs a large stable, not Sting. I'm ok with the roster not helping Bryan- it's established that most of them are cowards that the fans don't give a crap about. Would be nice if a heel broke ranks and aided Bryan.
  22. AJ would have to screw Bryan over to get booed right now. Even then the fans might still cheer her.
  23. Fantasy booking: One thing the faces could do, bury the WWE title, call it worthless, then Bryan beats Del Rio, calling him the real "World Champ" and Orton just holds a "prop", leading to title vs title down the line, as Orton faces nothing but jobbers as the roster just refuses to give him a match (they walk out of matches, HHH says you walk out you fired, they get DQed, etc) Payoff would be a unification match at WM.
  24. Why couldn't Jericho get a TNA-like deal from Spike or someone else? I suspect we'd see some fundamentalist Christian-influences, and Sting and Ted DiBiase having prominent roles. I think Jericho would go old school, but with flying dudes. I could see it doing slightly better than TNA.
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