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  1. Tito Santana comes to mind - he had been using the Flying Forearm and then started using the Figure-Four Leglock during his IC Title feud with Greg Valentine.
  2. I'm here for either of these. Mr. Gannosuke from the FMW days did a Full Nelson Camel Clutch and I've always felt it would get over in the States. Same for Shinzaki's Straightjacket Camel Clutch (Gokuraku-gatame? It's been a while.)
  3. To be fair, both Dunkin' and Krispy Kreme have apple fritters, which are - I'll say it - superior to Cinnabon. To keep things on topic, I look forward to the trios match hopefully starting the push for the Trios tournament. -- While I don't anticipate Trios matches in AEW having captains, I'd love it if the Trios Finals and all subsequent title matches were 2/3 falls.
  4. I think one of the early WWF tapes on Coliseum Home Video had Gorilla Monsoon talking about how Killer Kowalski would use the claw sometimes on the stomach or knee. Always thought that could add another layer of storytelling if someone were to start using it for a finisher today.
  5. The FMF (Mexican Soccer Federation) fires their Women's Coach, Men's U-20 Coach, and Sporting Director for missing out on the 2023 WWC, 2023 U-20 World Cup, and the 2024 Men's and Women's Olympic Tournaments. Insert your favorite "That's a real shame," "GTFO," or "Get to steppin'" gif here.
  6. The deal is apparently guaranteed through next year with an option for 2024. I'd be shocked if he makes it that long. This strikes me as desperation - on the whole, this team is just plain bad and they're looking for anything to stop the bleeding that doesn't involve fixing the real problems - getting rid of the GM and selling the team to competent owners. Taxi Fountas will be wanting to get out of here as soon as he's able.
  7. Chris Jericho in an Ironman match. Love a good Ironman (or Ironwoman) match.
  8. If Cornette never used this line back in the day, then someone certainly needs to start using it now.
  9. With the UEFA Nations League basically taking European friendlies off the table, it's certainly in the best interests of the USMNT to play two Asian teams - one of which was the second-best team in Asian WC Qualifying (Saudi Arabia), seeing as how we've got the best (Iran) coming up in Qatar.
  10. Favorites? The late, lamented Joe Louis Arena that I just talked about. Also, Arena Mexico and Arena Coliseo. A couple of pilgrimages that I was thrilled to make.
  11. 1985 - 1992. Got to see The British Bulldogs go 25:00 with The Hart Foundation in Detroit (RIP, Joe Louis Arena) and even then I could tell that all four were just getting warmed up by the time the match was over. The Jumping Bomb Angels were amazing. Jake Roberts's DDT was a death spot - Ricky Steamboat made it truly look like The End on that one SNME. Steamboat and Randy Savage being awesome in general, and at WM3 in particular. Koko B. Ware's dropkicks and KILLING people with the Ghostbuster.
  12. If you're ever in the Washington, DC area, you need to get familiar with Half Smokes (smoked sausages that are half beef, half pork) and pupusas (El Salvador's national dish - thick griddled cakes made from conrnmeal and stuffed with cheese and beans/pork/herbs) with spicy fermented slaw.
  13. This is 3/4 of a very interesting match.
  14. And you've got the whole 20-years-plus rivalry between Matt and Christian that could easily lead to JE losing. Mistakenly of course....it wasn't his fault, you see... EDIT: I have no idea how they would explain Christian challenging for the belts, but I guess it could be done to somehow kinda sorta make sense.
  15. Ukraine looked tough against Scotland - they're a talented team in general, but they have to be playing with tons of emotion right now as well.
  16. I like that they're bringing back the Finalissima now that the Confederations Cup is no longer a thing. But yeah, Scotland/Ukraine is more important.
  17. Scotland/Ukraine playing in Glasgow right now on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
  18. I love that everyone was in position to catch him, and Eddy who wasn't in perfect position made sure that he got there. Tell me that you're a pro without telling me that you're a pro.
  19. The more I watch Tomohiro Ishii, the more I love him and his work.
  20. Johnny Gargano can be quite good at times when he's in with the right person. His NXT title match against Andrade was great, one of WWE's best matches in a very long time. But I don't ever want to see him against Adam Cole again. Cole's heel shtick wore thin with me years ago, and I'm not looking forward to him winning this tournament. And I'm going to need Hayter/Storm again at some point soon, hopefully for one of the Women's belts.
  21. He was also just banged up in general by that point and was on the decline in Mid South just before the ill-fated WWF run, IIRC.
  22. Co-sign. Buddy Jack Roberts was a great UWF TV Champion.
  23. Lots of great memories brought up by going through this thread. Barnwell was a good friend for a bit there as I was getting into Soccer - very happy for his ongoing success. The two of us watched the US/South Korea World Cup match at like 3 AM with Pete in 2002 and kept Pete's poor dog up all night. I'll randomly bump into Schneider when I head into the office - at least, before the Pandemic started. Married life agrees with him.
  24. "It is impossible to cheer for guys whose hair looks that silky and conditioned." Good stuff as always, Phil.
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