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  1. The 1997 Between the Sheets mentioning a Ricky Steamboat/WWF rumor around the time that Del Wilkes was going into the WWF makes me think of an alternate universe where they figure out that Wilkes was lying about his tricep before giving him the run and they end up having a short Bret Hart/Ricky Steamboat program for part of 1997 instead of Hart/Patriot.

    Leaving aside the obvious health/ability issues with Steamboat 3 years post-injury... the idea of Steamboat/Hart matches in Canada where Steamboat is the de facto heel would be weird too

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  2. 30 minutes ago, elizium said:

    Apparently they teamed together once at a house show in 85, defeating JYD and Tito Santana, and were also in a battle royal together later that year at another house show.

    Funk faced Angelo and Lanny but not Randy.

    Dory Funk Jr worked on the same card as Savage for one of Savage's 3 SMW shows. Dory never faced Randy Savage either.

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  3. 39 minutes ago, Elsalvajeloco said:

    Ouch, that Houston number

    and the next time they went to Houston, it was May 1991 when they got 1200 in the Sam Houston Coliseum for a card with El Gigante/Ric Flair, and a main event of JYD/Ron Simmons vs Butch Reed/One Man Gang in a cage.

    A few days later back in 1990, they drew 580 at Dorton in Raleigh for a main event of Lex Luger/Sid. Another late 1990 crowd was 925 in Roanoke in October 1990 for a main event of Doom vs. Flair/Arn, which turned into Ron Simmons/Lex Luger vs Flair/Arn.

    Also... JYD getting doublebooked and picking an indy show over WCW... which improves the WCW card as a result.

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  4. 1990 NWA substitutions, some of the ones that stick out.

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    NWA @ Richmond, VA - Coliseum - March 30, 1990
    Doom defeated Road Warrior Hawk & Tommy Rich (sub. for Road Warrior Animal)

    NWA @ Detroit, MI - Cobo Arena - May 12, 1990 (1,700)
    Mike Rotunda (sub. for NWA Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner) & NWA Tag Team Champion Scott Steiner defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
    NWA Tag Team Champion Rick Steiner (sub. for NWA US Champion Lex Luger, out with a staph infection) defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification at the 21-minute mark when Flair hit the referee

    NWA @ Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion - May 13, 1990 (2,471)
    Road Warrior Animal & Mike Rotunda defeated Bobby Eaton & Stan Lane
    Road Warrior Hawk (sub. for NWA US Champion Lex Luger, out with a staph infection) defeated NWA World Champion Ric Flair via disqualification at 16:20 after Flair hit the challenger with a foreign object given to him by Woman

    NWA @ Columbia, SC - June 6, 1990
    NWA World Champion Ric Flair vs. Ricky Morton (sub. for the Junkyard Dog, who was scheduled for an indy show in his hometown of Wadesboro, NC)

    NWA @ Canton, OH – Civic Center - August 12, 1990
    Robert Gibson & Brian Pillman (sub. for Ricky Morton) defeated Ivan Koloff (sub. for NWA Tag Team Champion Butch Reed) & NWA Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons

    NWA @ Houston, TX - Sam Houston Coliseum - September 16, 1990 (750)
    Ricky Morton & Terry Taylor (sub. for Robert Gibson) defeated Buddy Landel (sub. for NWA Tag Team Champion Ron Simmons) & NWA Tag Team Champion Butch Reed; Gibson was out injured and Simmons missed because his wife was ill

     

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  5. 26 minutes ago, Eivion said:

    I don't recall this at all. 

    Oh okay, the story was that Jimmy Yang showed up at Backlash 2006 to hangout, then Vince McMahon asked where Yang had been, only to be reminded about the firing.

    And shortly after that, Jimmy Yang was back in the WWE, where he lasted until 2010

     

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  6. 6 hours ago, christopher.annino said:

    NPR show on right now about K-Pop fans and their involvement in American politics, and John Cena got a name drop as being a high profile fan. What a world.

    unless i'm forgetting something obvious... you'd think a Korean wrestler would at least get some sort of niche audience. If you get 3 of them, you can rip off the 3 count gimmick and have them be a K-Pop trio.

    edit: oh yeah, Jimmy Wang Yang


  7. I think Jimmy Valiant might be the 80s 'winner' for most segments ruined by the WWE dubbing over his music because there's some segments where they have to dub over an entire interview because "Boy from New York City" is playing.

    ECW New Jack world be the 90s winner for that category.

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  8. I've watched various 1983/84 episodes of JCP on YouTube.. and I think that the top of the card babyfaces in 1983 JCP are one of the stronger group of superfriends-ish babyfaces i've seen.. Flair, Piper, Wahoo, Steamboat/Youngbloods, Valiant/Charlie Brown... in their wars with Harley Race, Valentine, Orton/Slater, The Briscos, and Gary Hart/etc. (Although sure, Valiant vs Hart was sorta on it's own island.. even if I did see a Roddy Piper/Jimmy Valiant promo in one episode)

    Although the one episode(?) story arc of "Pat O'Connor will be the special referee... actually no, he won't be because he has business ties to Harley Race" was sort of a.. okay....

    Also there was an episode with babyface Mike Rotundo/a as the special commentator where he was boring as usual.

    Heel Briscos on an episodic level is just as good as the various interviews that people took the effort to post online years ago.

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