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  1. Is this something that has actually happened? I don't recall any of that ever taking place on BTE, so maybe it's the elsewhere. I feel like if I had seen them actually getting tested, that would definitely be something I could recall. Would you mind linking to whatever video it is you are referring to?
  2. Lacey Evans comes off to me like a grade A fuckhead. I don't give a fuck that she was in the service, I think her dopey Southern Belle "bless your heart" shit is hella tired and not effective at garnering actual pro wrestling heat. I know very little about Cardi B other than she makes records that I don't listen to, but it seems like she was digging on her former wrestling fandom, and this piece of trash thought it would be a good idea to try to jump in. Also, on what fucking planet is telling her that she'll get more than her eye busted a "friendly heads up"? Lacey Evans cultivates super strong "I'd like to speak to your manager vibes", and whether it is a character choice or her real life steez, I think it sucks.
  3. So, I came across a Shudder coupon code and finally came around to signing up. My 11 year old and I watched the first episode of Creepshow, and both of us were into for different reasons. I enjoyed the first segment, and he thought it was rather pedestrian and unscary. But he really liked the second part, which I thought was super cheese and a poor attempt at finding the same kind of humorous groove set forth by the original films. After he went to bed I watched "Are We Not Cats". I dug it, but I would have liked to get into the grossness factor a little more. I feel like the filmmaker wanted to make a romance movie and tacked on some weird body horror elements to try to stand out, maybe? Either way, I enjoyed it for what it was. I look forward to digging through what they have to offer. Any absolute must-sees?
  4. I am right there with you. I didn't understand all the hubbub with folks being put off by Shida being spooked of Abadon. I enjoyed that she showed a little bit of fear and apprehension even though she has otherwise been the stereotypical babyface conqueror. If Abadon isn't just a nutjob that likes to play on her own spookiness, then I think she needs a handler. Like a King Curtis / Kevin Sullivan / Sinister Minister kind of vibe. Somebody to keep the madness at bay and do her talking. Although, maybe she is the one in a million kind of person in which the horror movie shtick never gets cheesy. Has anyone ever heard her cut a promo? I just looked at her Cagematch, and she has only 19 career matches listed there. I can't imagine that is the entirety of her career, but she likely hasn't had too many more matches than that. One would think that she's never had much opportunity to cut promos if she has only a year or so in wrestling and only experience in the one local indy. I can't see them putting the belt on her with that that kind of inexperience, because if it turns out she's not ready, you have to pretty quickly get the strap off her and that would then undercut her scary monster vibes if you immediately had to have someone beat her. She's fun as hell, but I think she is the absolute definition of a long term project.
  5. Am I out of my mind, or did Taz compare Vary Morales to a "suburban Husky"? Also, Reynolds with the sexy Dark Order claw towards Shawn Dean is about the greatest thing I saw this evening.
  6. I thought this movie was absolute dogshit, on a number of facets. It probably should have been trimmed down by at least 20 or 30 minutes. The CGI was real, real bad, even in the opening sequence which I thought was the best portion of the film. Just very floaty and not fun to look at, even though cool things are happening. I thought that the action scenes were kind of dumb in parts, specifically with the bungee jumping-type deal in which she takes out the mall goons. The kids playing in the street being completely oblivious to a GODDAMN MILITARY CONVOY bearing down on them was pretty stale as well. It was just a reason to have Diana save them, and while I totally understand that need, not one single person responsible for these kids well-being ever took a look down the road to watch for vehicles? So, if she can fly in this movie, why couldn't she do so in the movies set 30 years later? Did she forget? I could also have done without so much of her Spider-Man impression with all the lasso swinging. Kristen Wiig was fun in the first half as a nobody, and then she becomes a vehicle for high heels and tight dresses. Not exactly the "powerful lady villain" I was expecting to stand up against WW. I'm seeing lots of praise here for Pascal's work in it, and I thought he was beyond bad. Lots of mugging with stupid faces in situations in which I think he was trying to emote. I have kind of similar but different beef with Gal Gadot's work, as she seemed to be wearing one face for every situation. Kind of frowny, a little pensive. No real reactions out of her ever, but I can't say that I have seen her in anything other than this and the first WW. So maybe she just isn't much of an actor? I didn't understand the climax, just because I renounced a wish, that makes already launched ICBMs just vanish? It seemed too simple. Also, the whole "I'm going to fuck this dude because I see him as my long dead boyfriend, even though he is actually some other guy" is fucking gross. I guess they try to tie it back together with the Christmas scene, but it doesn't make me feel any better about their first encounter just because they hook up again somewhere down the road.
  7. Not dubbed, but I watched a huge chunk of it on some bootleg Fire TV channel not all that long ago, like within the last 18 months, and I know that there used to be a fansubbed torrent floating around. I have next to zero idea where you might find it now, though. That's pretty niche to be popping up on your typical trackers. I wish I would have grabbed it, because I love that goddamn show.
  8. I popped pretty huge for that Reynolds answer, and also got a massive kick out of Wardlow being the first name out of Silver's mouth when asked to list his crushes. Big fan of these spooky perverts, I'll tell you.
  9. I would like to think that they would preface their match with some sort of competition where they try to out smug each other's oh so smug, punchable faces. Like the Rude / Warrior posedown, but with condescending looks. Then they can throw down in a weird matwork battle.
  10. I think Big Swole need shorter hair. Or a scrunchie. On Dark this week, she seemed more interested in getting her hair into place than she was in working the match. I wish that they would have kept Nicole Savoy around, as she is leaps and bounds better in-ring than Swole, but Swole seems to have the better grasp of character of the two of them. Big Swole is also a weapons grade dumb name. She is hella short, and isn't really "swole" at all. She's ripped as shit, but I have always thought "swole" to be really bulky muscular types, like Brian Cage. I really dug the Aerial Monroe name she used in the Mae Young Classic, but that is likely off-limits. Both Swole and the I believe still independent Rache Chanel have their character work supremely dialed in, but both are pretty well dogshit in the ring. Swole moves at quarter-speed a lot of the time, and leaves quite a bit of daylight on strikes, or throws them so softly / slowly that they look awful. Also, she didn't do a motherfucking thing to get Vipress up and over for the Tiger Driver to set up the cloverleaf, so it looked like Vipress did all the work herself, in addition to being pretty goddamn close to being a head-drop. If your whole gimmick is about how jacked and strong you are, let's establish some power in your lifts and slams. Chanel probably won't get a write-up, but she needs to learn some llave-style submissions and start throwing bombs, because when she has been more snug in-ring, she's a lot more fun.
  11. I am way the fuck into The Butcher & The Blade, and I think that their ever-evolving weird look is a huge part of that. They really lean heavy on the visual presentation part of character, and I am fully onboard. Butcher especially seems to understand what a fantastic pro wres look he has. The monocle on his duster, the skullet becoming more and more prominent. He's really embracing the weirdness. Big ups to Pentagon's super dope motorcycle jacket as well. Is it burgundy? A weird pink? Whatever, it's fucking swank.
  12. Man, I wish I had kept all my PWI fold-outs. My room was fucking PLASTERED in those things.
  13. Off the top of my head, I have no idea. It's a Jim Steinman composition that I believe was written for The Wrestling Album. He then re-used it for Bonnie Tyler's record like a year later. So timeframe would dictate that he would have used it in late '85, early '86, I guess? I went poking around through the 1986 results and tried to find larger houses that Hogan was on, then went looking for YouTube links for them. I found a show from The Spectrum in Philly with Bundy / Hogan, and he comes out to Real American. I'm in the office right now, so I can't devote too much time to pro wres fuckery, but I'll look some more later and link you one if I find it.
  14. As much as I like 'Real American', I have always thought the instrumental version of Bonnie Tyler's 'Ravishing' was the best Hogan theme, if we don't count Hendrix.
  15. 2017 doesn't. Why the fuck should 2020? Dodgers all goddamn day, my dude. I was 10 years old, going apeshit in my living room with my Dad in 1988. Today I got to do that with my sons. What a fucking excellent day. Manfred getting motherfucked is outstanding, and it seems like he is either hammered or stroking out.
  16. And now I want to have this discussion. Someone that isn't me should start the thread so I have time to watch Whiplash again.
  17. With your multiple mentions of "Sabian", I now want Penelope Ford to marry BLK Jeez and then the "Friends Of Eddie Kingston" all join BLKOUT.
  18. Easily my favorite part of Dark this week. I fucking howled when they cut back to the announce desk and Starks had that look on his face. Starks is some kind of grade A shitbag. I also greatly enjoyed his pronunciation of "Ser-pen-TEE-ko".
  19. I really enjoyed the chicanery to get Cabana the W. Colt was super jazzed afterwards, too. The repeated "I'm a winner." was a nice touch. Hobbs spinebuster was super rad, and I hope to see more of Megabyte Ronnie, he's rough in-ring but I had fun with all his horseshit. People's Elbow is dumb as dogshit any way you slice it, but I giggled with the addition of the fanny pack hot dog. Avalon and Cutler was fun as hell and then I was thinking that maybe they end up back together and get a tag team win after not being able to seal the deal against each other. I think it's how evenly split Leva was that put me in that direction. Ortiz is like the absolute greatest. I love the comedic stuff he does, but at the same time he has such a nasty vibe that you know he's going to fuck somebody up. I'm hoping that they and Best Friends are going to have a fun fucky brawl tomorrow.
  20. All I can think of watching his promo is "I bet this is what Jumping Jeff Farmer was going for." Anyone ever seen him in-ring? I hope he's competent, as I'm all aboard the Megabyte Ronnie express now. It would be a shame if he didn't have a real solid throwback babyface working style.
  21. I just read the ESPN writeup on the Rizzo ejection. I didn't need more reason to dislike Joe West, but he gave me one anyway. Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo was tossed for yelling at umpires from a luxury suite in Atlanta on Sunday, with longtime crew chief Joe West saying, "Enough is enough." "I wouldn't take that from a player. I wouldn't take that from a manager," West told The Associated Press. "If it was Donald Trump, I'd eject him, too. But I'd still vote for him." I guess he's making the point that if anyone was giving him shit, he'd hose them, but to invoke the President's name feels like he is fishing for some extra ink or to hope his hero in the White House pats him on the head. Fuck Country Joe and his dogshit strike zone and his itchy ejection trigger finger and his shitty country and western records.
  22. I feel like the thread would just degenerate into whether we should eat at Mr. Danger's or Ribera. We are on a pro wres message board, after all. If we were getting in to the steakhouse discussion, I would like to nominate the Buckhorn Steakhouse in Winters, CA. Hella delicious, in a goddamn beautiful building, and cheaper that Morton's or Ruth's Chris.
  23. I truly hope so, but LAD just tweeted a lineup. I also watched video of SFG meeting on-field, then both teams vacating the premises. So who the fuck knows, outside of the folks in the locker room. I feel like the team of Jackie Robinson should really stay off the field tonight.
  24. Holy Christ. He's lucky he didn't wind up melted like Hetfield. That is scary as fuck, when did that happen?
  25. TOR erasing the big lead in game 2 buries this game 1 story more than a little. 105 exit velo, and Alvarez still completes the play. What a stud.
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