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  1. That Legends Roundtable on "Renegades" that turns into DDP putting himself over for 45 minutes, whilst Roddy Piper sulks in the corner that the attention isn't on him is probably the worst of the lot so far.
  2. I think WCW still dies in 2001 due to the merger anyway, if not sooner. No Hogan in WCW = Dustin Rhodes, Foley, Austin all probably never leave WCW. Maybe Triple H also. Be weird if there's no Stone Cold, but WWF go ahead with their Attitude era push and hire the Sandman as the face of the company instead...
  3. Going through the WCW 1990 list is very difficult to keep track of without the Clashes being available. So much shit happens between each PPV.
  4. What if they don't turn Hogan heel, but instead give him a Malibu Stacy makeover, give him a new hat, a nose ring, Luna Vachon for a valet, and get Stiff Little Fingers to record "Alternative Hulkster" for his entrance music? Goes over like a fart in church. Hogan asks for his release, and spends the rest of his days on Celebrity Squares.....or maybe invents the Foreman Grill before Foreman does......or collaborates with Metallica on Reload or something. More likely - probably returns to the WWF and avenges his loss to Yokozuna, and has Bret Hart as his little buddy in a series of tag matches against Shawn and Nash before going away again. WCW without Hogan, not just as part of the NWO, but the 2 years proceeding is a completely different landscape.
  5. I'll call Russo swerve where HHH/Punk re-enacts Hogan/HBK with the exaggerated selling and what not. Then the big turn later in the show. yay.........
  6. What if we got a full season in 1999, and no lock out (or last season for that matter)
  7. Unlikely tag team with Michael Hayes.
  8. Yeah, because teenage girls and Ricky Morton (or Jeff Hardy for that matter) have never been synonymous. Actually, that's not the worst pairing. Matt Hardy during his creepy sideburns period......
  9. It got locked, fuck features. They're legitimate points of discussion. Feel free to call me out on an internet forum just the same.
  10. I'll re-ask the questions i had from last page of Feb discussion... Few topics of discussion coming from watching the WWE network: 1) Who do you think were the best hot tag/babyface in peril guys of all time? 2) The guys most unfitting to be in a young girl heart throb tag team? Dennis Condrey looked like a viking, and Robert Gibson just looked like a piece of shit, what with his Repo Man coat and all. You can sign to your family all you want, you're making it less likely for a sixteen year old to want to blow Ricky Morton in 1983. They're my early contenders.
  11. Capital Combat has been interesting so far. Weird 6 man mesh up with Roadies/Norman vs. Cactus/Bam Bam/Sullivan. Possibly the only interaction between Bam Bam and the Roadies ever. That Mean Mark match goes probably a little too long, but still a really decent showcase. ROBOCOP!
  12. Thank you for being a friend Travelled down the road and back again Your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidant. And if you threw a party Invited everyone you knew You would see the biggest gift would be from me And the card attached would say thank you for being a friend.
  13. Gary Hart explained it in his book. He said Flair wanted to have Muta lose matches while Hart wanted to push him as a heel undefeatable rival of Sting. Hart sarcastically said that Muta just ought to lose all of his matches in the booking meeting and Flair went with it. I get that in theory, Sting wins it, but Flair retains the strap, whilst Luger doesn't drop a fall. Just seems silly. Hard watching the Road Warriors/Samoans final and thinking it would make sense for the Steiners to run in and cause a double DQ securing the tournament, but such things just didn't happen in 1989.
  14. Few topics of discussion coming from watching the WWE network: 1) Who do you think were the best hot tag/babyface in peril guys of all time? 2) The guys most unfitting to be in a young girl heart throb tag team? Dennis Condrey looked like a viking, and Robert Gibson just looked like a piece of shit, what with his Repo Man coat and all. You can sign to your family all you want, you're making it less likely for a sixteen year old to want to blow Ricky Morton in 1983. They're my early contenders.
  15. There's a weird spot during the Wrestlewar 90 opener. Shane Douglas is the face in peril, and I'm pretty sure Buzz Sawyer fingers his asshole. I've rewound it a couple of times. I'm really not quite sure, but the sell job by Shane Douglas makes it the only logical move being applied. He's not ripping at his pubes, and I don't think its a squirrel grip. Just flat out puts his thumb in there. :S
  16. Starrcade 89. Booking of this isn't particularly great. Flair should have kept Luger in the figure four after the time limit expired, planting seeds for his heel turn, and making him look smart that he's letting Muta, who no longer poses a threat in the tournament take the fall over an injured competitor in Luger. Muta doesn't drop points to all three guys. Luger taps quickly to play cowardly heel/put over the importance of the US title
  17. Would a lizard people gimmick work in the WWE? Needs a paranoid face (Eric Young would be perfect) start making accusations of collusion between random people backstage, and of an underworld uprising/conspiracy. Slowly it turns out that he's right, and the commentators start to hint at them being possibly of the lizard person persuasion. It'd be a nice rehash of the new world order rehash if nothing else.
  18. I'd love someone to set up some sort of wiki (or even just update Wikipedia more) with info about the background for some of these matches. Like I remember the reason for a Zenk/Rotunda match from 89..
  19. Hahaha, watching Halloween Havoc 89 also. That 6 man tag is criminally underrated. Crowd pops huge for Dr Deaths' hot tag, and the managers getting involved in the finish. The crowd just SHITS on Tommy Rich too. Big thumbs down for these themes.
  20. Bryan Cranston is a terrible actor. Limited range. Not a single missile dropkick in the entire run of Breaking Bad. No reasonable punches either.
  21. I got promoted to management today. Pity there are now six other people with ambiguous job titles who all seem to wield wildly varying amounts of power to me on a day to day basis as well, this pressure is getting to me. I feel like I need to start an uneasy alliance with the top sales guy. Last Friday's meeting I booked two wacky impromptu tag matches to settle arguments on where we were going for Friday night drinks. One of the new guys, he seems popular with everyone, got everyone behind the TGI Fridays idea. I got drunk on power and said it was only going to happen if he could beat the two Samoan janitor guys in a handicap match that starts right now. He seemed confused, and probably wasn't the only one. Come Monday morning, my boss' boss' boss came down and conducted a really embarrassing and public job evaluation which involved that wacky dancing ethnic guy in our office (not really sure what he does?), and even a few people that were fired ages ago.
  22. Not advocating one outcome or another, merely speculating. Batista/Orton makes Lesnar/Goldberg look like Hogan/Rock. HHH/Bryan goes on after it, HHH squashes him. Fans "riot", or you even do a staged riot where plants run in, throw shit, whatever. Every major news outlet in the world covers the fallout from WrestleMania. Arrests, injuries, whatever. Does the publicity/massive mainstream media attention the company receives justify back-seating good storylines/writing/outcomes, if they deliberately book it this way hoping this is the outcome? Can you plausibly compare it to how people didn't riot against the Horsemen because they were sick of Ricky Morton or Dusty Rhodes? Or how the Puerto Rican crowds barricaded the foreign heels in the dressing room in spite of Carlos Colon?
  23. I don't think Austin's eventual rise to the top of the company deliberately took 18 months though, but just holding off as long as possible, and to a lesser extent the neck injury as well. They could have easily put the title on him in 1997 on numerous occasions (was vacated enough), and chose not to.
  24. Watching the Steve Austin DVD last night, realized that I completely forgot how long it took from KOTR '96 to Mania 15 for Austin to get his title shot. That's over 18 months. Yet 6 months into the Bryan push, it's at this standard of whinge? Austin winning KOTR 96 in the context of him jobbing to Savio Vega the month before is insane. No real build up. I don't believe the revisionist history of "Well, HHH was supposed to win it, but Curtain Call", which happened at least 2 months before KOTR. They could have easily given it to Vader to build him up for Shawn but took a gamble that paid off. Between then and Survivor Series, he does absolutely nothing of note. You could argue that the HHH Mania match is his Bret match (either Survivor Series or Mania, take your pick for context). Had two shots at the title in 1997, spends the end of the year in meaningless midcard feuds with Owen and the NOD, despite being the hottest act on the card by far. I wouldn't be surprised if the logic were that if they held off on pulling the trigger with Austin for 18 months, they can afford to hold off on Bryan a little longer.
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