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  1. I honestly laughed my fucking ass off that they spent so much time and effort to dress up Bray Wyatt with mind games heading into a Wrestlemania match with Randy Orton only to have him lose clean via a single RKO followed by the 1-2-3...and THEN they did it again four years later!
  2. It really is wild looking back in kayfabe that for all the effort that Blassie put into getting the championship back in his stable, and all the blood, sweat, tears, and poisoning of friendships that Heenan pulled off, and for the time that Jimmy Hart was able to control the Tag Team and Intercontinental Championships, that it was fucking MR. FUJI that ended the scourge of Hulkamania in the WWF.
  3. Has any manager in wrestling history traded up like JJ Dillion did between Fall 1985 and Spring 1986? From: Buddy Landell, Black Bart, and Ron Bass (while also wearing very frilly over-the-top wrestling manager tuxedos) To: THE HORSEMEN (while also upgrading his suit game x1000)
  4. Thats really fun to see after the Backlund/Undertaker story that Nash told during the Broken Skull interview with Austin.
  5. Incredible find here, considering that Kidman actually got powerbombed 2-3 times throughout his career, and Flair won the NWA World Title coming off the top rope, this may be the new "huh, he actually hit the damn thing" grail here.
  6. Heck, I said this elsewhere last week: 1. Imagine blowing the minds of a CZW crowd in 2011 by telling them that in 10 years that prime-time TV wrestling on TNT would have a Nick Gage vs Chris Jericho deathmatch main, it will lead into Jericho vs Juventud Guerrera the next week, and cause Pabst Blue Ribbon to talk trash online about Domino's Pizza. 2. and on that same night, the "B-show" will have a commentary team of Tony Schiavone, David Crockett, The Big Show, and Eddie Kingston. Also, as far as Triple H is concerned, all the people talking about him and Stephanie starting their own promotion after WWE gets sold, I would be shocked if (a) there doesn't end up being a LENGTHY no-compete clause as far as those two are concerned or (b) if they are both retained with some sort of corporate middle-management position that pays them enough of a salary to placate their egos. That said, if somehow either of the above didn't happen in the event of a sale and Hunter/Paul does get a little frisky about trying to launch his own promotion and attempting to set up meetings with television networks/media conglomerates, I could 100 percent see that being another reality check in him finding out that he's not as big of a mainstream name to Programming Executives as The Rock and Steve Austin, and without also having the major league pro sports connections that Shad and Tony Khan have, not even getting his foot in the door.
  7. Cool, Fred Durst is All Elite (this IS who is in that picture, correct?) I guess that also means that both AEW and WWE talent were hanging out at Lollapalooza, since Bianca Belair and Meg Thee Stallion did their photo op as well.
  8. I honestly think that whats kept Ricky going is that he has still wrestled SOMEWHERE every weekend in the 25 years since the last national run for RnR.
  9. From tonight's GCW Homecoming show: The match was an incredible spectacle by the way.
  10. If Punk draws even half as much money and PPV buyrates as "past his prime Roddy Piper" did that first year in WCW, I think AEW and TK will be very happy.
  11. Scrolling by the pic of Old Man Cowboy Buddy Hart during an insomnia spell here on the West Coast and totally started wondering the context of why "THE TENNESSEE STUD" Robert Fuller was randomly taking a photo with a WWF Championship replica.
  12. One of my current holy grails of video footage are the localized WWF promos for this Minneapolis house show where Ventura took on Hogan for the WWF Title. Hogan had Mean Gene in his corner, while Ventura had Prince's legit bodyguard Big Chick Huntsberry (who was having a "15 minutes of fame" moment in pop culture circles) in his corner. It's a fun little match actually. The previous month Hogan had lost by countout so this rematch had a stipulation where if Hogan got counted out, he would lose the championship, and they have fun working that stip. But I can just imagine how insufferable Ventura was in those local promos for the 2-3 weeks prior to this one!
  13. As someone that started a 1984 WWF watch project recently beginning with that first Wrestling at the Chase taping that everyone debuts at, the fact that there was literally THREE WEEKS of syndicated television where Hogan goes from his return to the WWF (after is heel run there ended three years prior) being in Backlund's corner for a singles match, and being in a tag team with him a week later, and then one more week of television passing before he beats the Iron Sheik for the Championship - all while the local NY promos still promote a Backlund vs Iron Sheik rematch during the first week and then Hogan being named the replacement due to Backlund's injury on Week 2 local promos - was some serious whiplash that I can't possibly fathom in today's WWE for any wrestlers debuting without that Goldberg-style legacy run prior. Hell, even AJ Styles had to lose at Wrestlemania to Jericho before being inserted into a PPV Championship Opportunity a full three months after his debut at the Royal Rumble.
  14. And as if the decision to try that wasn't insane enough, they threw him out there in MSG BEFORE he had debuted on TV so the crowd that night literally had no reason at all to expect someone other than Snuka. That crowd turning on him before his entrance was finished, and then starting a "We Want Snuka!" chant during the match, and booing him when he climbed to the top rope for the finish...if the dude was a Bret Hart level worker he still would have been burnt toast after that.
  15. I think it would be way funnier - and better for wrestling in general - if Eddie and AEW just straight up no-sold Bully Ray's attempts at trying to insert himself into an angle and thus don't do jack shit to help Bully Ray make money off of any of this.
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