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About JohnnyJ

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  1. If they are going ahead with the Lesnar v. Reigns, please give us Vince on commentary. We need an update of that gif where Vince has an orgasm and falls out of his chair.
  2. WWE continues to have a blind spot with Roman. It's not about big moments (they've given him plenty). It's not about great performances (he's one of the better workers on the roster). It's about the audience investing in him. Instead of coming up with some 8-month long master plan to have Roman go over Brock at Mania they need to dumb it down to the basics. Why is someone supposed to like Roman Reigns on a personal level?
  3. Sexual Assault and Harassment in Hollywood

    What's so disgusting is a lot of these people become so synonymous with the institution (Weinstein/Ailes) or become an institution themselves (Cosby) that they become invincible. Taking them down means taking down a company or a carefully cultivated image that has a financial value. The idea that there are all these people (and I'm not talking about the victims) that know what's going on and just look away in self-interest or in the interest of the institution is ....I don't even know what the word for it is. It does make you question humanity.
  4. Sexual Assault and Harassment in Hollywood

    I'm sure it has happened, but it's a different topic. there's a big difference between a he said/she said over interpretations of workplace behavior and malicious false accusations.
  5. Sexual Assault and Harassment in Hollywood

    whether or not behavior is appropriate has a lot do how the person on the receiving end feels about it. which is why it is wise to err on the side of caution in a workplace environment. i'll give an example from my office. i've worked with a few women for close to a decade. we might be a little too comfortable with each other. I will often compliment them when they get dressed up or just had their hair done. I don't believe these type of comments are being construed in a sexual way. i believe they are being construed for what they are. I'm trying to be nice. however, there is a second person in my office who has been known to make comments that have made these same women uncomfortable. for example, one of the women was recently wearing a fragrant perfume. he told her he liked it and asked for the name so he could buy it for his wife. i do not believe my co-worker was trying to be inappropriate but that is how it was interpreted. meanwhile i'm sure i could've made that same comment and it would have been construed as a compliment. so the question would be, was what my co-worker did inappropriate?
  6. I think it makes sense at launch. Maybe over time if the show takes off you start expanding. Run small arenas. Have a Saturday night show before a ppv. Follow the nxt model. It's not like being featured on B & C shows filmed on days of tv have done anything for any talents. It's been a death slot for close to two decades. My fear is what the eventual all-womens show is going to look like. Unless they put more thought into it's going to be 205 live 2.0.
  7. Prior to the CWC when was the last time anyone even used the term cruiserweights? The whole thing is passe. WWE saw the diehards get excited about a bunch of new talents in a new format and the light bulb went off. "Let's put those same talents in a death slot in a tired format."
  8. Where does Joey Styles rank under dumb exits from the company? Fired for pissing off the company during a company sanctioned Facebook q&a.
  9. With Aries there were rumblingz that it was a combination of factors. He wasn't happy with his role. He wasn't happy with his pay. His body was beat up and wasn't happy working a full time schedule. Part of me still thinks the Neville stuff is a work. It doesn't make sense why he would be fighting Kalisto for a title shot.
  10. The way I view it is they have this super talented roster but their business model does not allow them to deliver what the fans actually want. Fans want unique experiences. They want fresh match-ups. They want fights with a big match feel. They want stakes. They want things they havent seen before. Unique is not something WWE does well. Even when debuting a new performer with some buzz (think Nakamura) within a month of his debut you've seen his entrance 4-5 times and you've already seen his standard WWE-style match two or three times. Then during commercial breaks they advertise a house show where he will wrestle the match you just saw. Then he will cut a promo setting up a ppv match of the match you just saw. Under that kind of model it's a miracle anyone still wants to see him wrestle after a few months. Why do things like the UK tournament or the Mae Young Classic get so much buzz? Why is nxt such a satisfying watch? Because it's fresh faces in fresh storylines who don't face off 5 times before the ppv match. I think the WWE needs to try to get as close to the late-80s less is more business model as the current format allows.
  11. Madden was a guy well-versed in the product with insider-cred and a shock jock personality. This was during peak of Howard Stern's power where every major market had a handful of Stern ripoffs. He fit right in with those types. At the time, WCW was really desperate for anything fresh. Honestly, how different is Madden than Rosenberg?
  12. Madden had a buzz in WCW circles. It was a strange time. Still waiting for the complete WCW Live to surface. There's a lot of gold there.
  13. Tom Petty

    Remember reading an interview a long time ago with Petty about the whole Dani California thing. Pretty cool dude. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/tom-petty-doubts-chili-peppers-similarity-had-negative-intent-20060628 RS: Have you heard the Red Hot Chili Peppers song "Dani California" yet, because obviously it sounds a lot like "Mary Jane's Last Dance"? Petty: Yes, I have. Everyone everywhere is stopping me. The truth is, I seriously doubt that there is any negative intent there. And a lot of rock & roll songs sound alike. Ask Chuck Berry. The Strokes took "merican Girl"[for their song "Last Nite"], and I saw an interview with them where they actually admitted it. That made me laugh out loud. I was like, "OK, good for you." It doesn't bother me. RS: There have been news reports that you were going to sue the Chili Peppers. Petty: If someone took my song note for note and stole it maliciously, then maybe. But I don't believe in lawsuits much. I think there are enough frivolous lawsuits in this country without people fighting over pop songs.
  14. A decade ago I thought Christian was going to be the blueprint for the future of TNA. TNA would be a perfect place for WWE guys who still had it but desired a more relaxed schedule for whatever reason (health, family, etc.) They finally had a place where you could still make a living and at the same time pull off a healthy work/life balance. The Storm stuff sounds like bs. When Storm showed up for his cup of coffee in nxt it was a different era. Guys were being brought in for low money deals with no expectation of getting moved up to the main roster. There was no template for what WWE would do with ex-talents on the wrong side of 35. Storm was 38 and didn't show up in great shape. He probably felt his trajectory was limited and opted to go home for some sweet sweet guaranteed money. I would've done the same thing.
  15. Who knows. That's a lot of driving. Maybe he just wanted Jinder to know. Didn't care whether or not he saw him. Edit: It would be funny if there were a series of people bringing signs just telling Jinder boring mundane facts about their lives. "I had a banana for breakfast Jinder Mahal." "Kids are with the grandparents Jinder Mahal"