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    2018 Summer Blockbuster Movie Pool

    Back in, and I hope my "speaking too big for my britches" will end up getting be in...next to last...this year. BOX OFFICE: 1- Avengers: Infinity War (Apr 27) TIEBREAKER: $1.2 billion 2- Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25) 3- The Incredibles 2 (Jun 15) 4- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Jun 22) 5- Deadpool 2 (May 18) 6- Ant-Man and the Wasp (Jul 6) 7- Mission Impossible- Fallout (Jul 27) 8- Ocean's 8 (Jun 8) 9- Action Point (Jun 1) 10- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Jul 20) 11- The First Purge (Jul 4) 12- Overboard (May 4) 13- Life of the Party (May 11) 14- Christopher Robin (Aug 3) 15- The Happytime Murders (Aug 17) ROTTEN TOMATOES: 1- The Incredibles 2 (Jun 15) 2- Avengers: Infinity War (Apr 27) 3- Solo: A Star Wars Story (May 25) 4- Ocean's 8 (Jun 8) 5- Christopher Robin (Aug 3) 6- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Jun 22) 7- The Happytime Murders (Aug 17) 8- Deadpool 2 (May 18) 9- Ant-Man and the Wasp (Jul 6) 10- The First Purge (Jul 4) 11- Mission: Impossible - Fallout (Jul 27) 12- Overboard (May 4) 13- Life of the Party (May 11) 14- The Equalizer 2 (Jul 20) 15- Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Jul 20)
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    WWE Superstar Shake-Up (RAW/SDL 4/16-4/17/18)

    In defense, it makes some sense as a Billy King Special. For the kayfabe-to-real sports comparison, Dolph Ziggler would be like the Dwight Howard or Derrick Rose of the WWE: His time as a true SUPERSTAR is over, everyone knows it's over, everyone knows you're not getting the 2009-2012 version of them ever again...but there's still just enough there that a GM could think "Well, we may not get a superstar, but if he has JUST A LITTLE BIT left in the tank, we're in clover!"- and combined with "Angle probably wanted Miz gone" factor, that makes sense for that trade in kayfabe. Same goes for Baron Corbin for Big Cass- the definition of "your prospect failed? So did ours. Let's swap them and see if they can do better with a change of scenery!" It would be a Billy King special, but I would, in kayfabe, chalk that up to buyer's remorse. In the NXT transfer season post-Summerslam, Raw blew their transfer money on Asuka, Smackdown blew their transfer money on Bobby Roode. Roode had devolved from surefire main eventer to US Title contender, Asuka had her first loss and was flirting with Smackdown anyways...so it's not unlikely that the trade boiled down to "You're unhappy with your Summerslam big transfer signing? So are we. Wanna swap them straight up for each other?"
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    WWE Superstar Shake-Up (RAW/SDL 4/16-4/17/18)

    Before saying how bad it is, it makes a lot more sense for how equal these would be if you try putting the Shakeup into "What did the kayfabe trades probably look like?", where it goes: -NXT 2018 Entry Draft: Raw gets 4 picks from the NXT roster. Smackdown gets 3 picks, surrendering one pick in order to sign Paige as the new SD General Manager. 1- Raw picks Ember Moon 2- Raw picks Authors of Pain 3- SDL picks The IIconics 4- Raw picks Drew McIntyre 5- SDL picks Andrade Cien Almas and Zelina Vega 6- Raw picks No Way Jose 7- SDL picks Sanity Because of losing that 8th pick for herself, Paige wasn't able to lock up Nikki Cross for Sanity. Full Shakeup trades: 1- Stephanie McMahon signs Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn as free agents 2- Jinder Mahal and The Singh Brothers traded for Samoa Joe 3- Absolution traded for The Riott Squad 4- The Miz traded for Dolph Ziggler 5- The Bar traded for The Fashion Police and The Ascension 6- R-Truth traded for Natalya 7- Baron Corbin traded for Big Cass 8- Bobby Roode traded for Asuka 9- Hype Bros traded for Gallows and Anderson (Kurt Angle didn't watch SDL and didn't realize the Hype Bros broke up) 10- Maryse, Mike and Maria Kanellis, and Chad Gable for Jeff Hardy (Kurt Angle made Paige pay through the nose to get the US Title back on SDL). Putting it in kayfabe, it makes more sense that each GM made one big mistake (Angle traded for a defunct team, Paige traded four people to get the US Title back).
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    WWE Superstar Shake-Up (RAW/SDL 4/16-4/17/18)

    Don't forget the Moneyball nature: Last year from "announced before the show", it was likely the trade was: Apollo Crews for Jinder Mahal. This year, Jinder Mahal has been traded back to Raw, presumably for some main event talent. TRUST THE PROCESS.
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    The problem with this is that there is a catch-22 there if the fans ARE clued in by Dave, because honestly it ties into a bigger issue than "Is Rusev going to get a push": The fans have just given up on their heroes ever getting pushed in WWE, and this is paradoxically the reason they WON'T be pushed. Sometimes in all of entertainment, you have to break the fans' hearts to make them want something THAT MUCH MORE when they do get it, and it's that fact that makes entertainment in any form. There's a world of difference between if WWE gave Daniel Bryan the WWE Title at Summerslam 2013 (when he was a cult hero, popular, but still a tag guy) and Wrestlemania 30 (when he became a force of nature and the fans NEEDED him to win). Unfortunately, the fans have had their heart broken so many times that it's never going to mend again...and that leads to two big things to kill that: On WWE's side, they know only true love can break your heart, and so if the fans give up on their favorite ever making it to the top the second they get a little adversity, then WWE will just think "They didn't REALLY love them, we can put them on the backburner". On the fans' side, it's a self-fulfilling prophecy- since the fans have had their hearts broken so much that even if WWE DOESN'T give their hero adversity, it'd just be "Whoop-dee-damn-doo, they're prancing around with a pwetty title with their logo on it. Whatever- they're just going to lose it to Roman Reigns/to a blonde anyway, they didn't REALLY go all-in with them."
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    Pro wrestling: Where people can wax poetic about the trick behind any number of great moves or storylines to make a wrestler look good, and yet somehow, no one has ever heard of shoe lifts.
  7. But that ties to the same problem there: For those who get it, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't, no explanation will do. But that's also part of the whole point. This question isn't totally about "what you'd show a non-fan to make them a fan", but "what you'd show a fan to say why YOU'RE a fan."
  8. For the examples... I'd use Savage/Warrior from Mania 7 as my example. Really, that match has everything good about the sport in one neat little package: Insane, coked-out larger than life superheroes in the ring. Specifically, two people even the non-fans would recognize as pro wrestlers. The match itself had everything storywise: A little bit of drama, a little comedy, a little tragedy, a little romance, a little of all the big things in a traditional story. And it's all held together by a match that was very good. If you need to use one match, that would probably be it.
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    Still a lot of hate here for a HOFer. It's not time to hate right now. Clearly, people need to get in the pit and try to love someone.
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    The angle that nearly made me tap out for good: Daniel Bryan joining the Wyatt Family. There were unpopular heel turns, but this was one of the most blatant "they turned them heel just to say 'fuck you for liking him'. Yes, Bryan turned face two weeks later. The reason I can't tap out to WWE: When the Bryan angle happened, I decided the only thing I could do- I refused to go to the Raw coming to the Dunkin' Donuts Center two weeks later. If they did this to the fans, I couldn't give them my money. That show I missed was the one Bryan turned on the Wyatts in the cage to that huge reaction. And I missed being there live.
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    Whatever. Haters gonna hate... ...lovers gonna looooove... ...I don't even want...none of the aboooove...
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    Yeah, I think the smoking gun there would be Dave and Bryan saying the "we might put you with Sheamus at WM." Knowing Vince McMahon's sense of humor (and his willingness to make jokes like that to keep people down before telling them the big plans), the fact Sheamus wasn't even on TV at the time, and just seeing how the story looked (if Bryan WASN'T in the World Title match, he absolutely would have been facing Kane), this seems likely.
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    Well, that was nice being the class of the A-10 for a while. Back to obscurity for us.
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    It is entirely realistic that the Kentucky road to the F4 is Davidson/Buffalo/UMBC/Loyola-Chicago. Duke is off the hook this year.
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    Even then, the best option would be to do like the indy scene's done in the last year with the "take bookings from Sexy Star and give them to Rosemary" or "take bookings from Michael Elgin and give them to Jeff Cobb" move of "we're not just taking a booking from you, we're giving it to someone who will make sure every fan KNOWS we're doing it to strike a blow over what you did". With that in mind, making it the Luna Vachon battle royal makes the most sense. A person WWE fans would know, but people who also know would know it's giving the honor to the one WWE alumni who was a confirmed victim of Moolah's sex crimes (not even just the "she took money from them", but the REAL bad stuff.)