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  1. 7 hours ago, Craig H said:

    Other than a coach or a producer, I'm not sure what there will be for Fish to do in WWE as a singles wrestler.

    I can absolutely see him in the Player/Coach role, maybe a tag team with one of the NXT prospects.

  2. 18 minutes ago, The Natural said:

    Was Sting the first wrestler to have a pinfall finisher and submission finisher? I first noticed in 1998 with the Scorpion Death Drop to go with the long standing Scorpion Deathlock.

    And Nova wasn't the first, smart asses!

    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.

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  3. 8 hours ago, Curt McGirt said:

    A Camel Clutch with the recipient in a Full Nelson would be a mean finish. 

    EDIT: Or just steal Shinzaki's Straightjacket Camel Clutch

    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.)

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  4. 4 hours ago, J.T. said:

    She should have gotten Krispy Kremes.

    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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 12 hours ago, Hayabusa said:

    Do you have a bucket list of wrestling venues/arenas you'd love to visit? Or just your favorites that you've already been to?


    Freeman Coliseum holds a special place in my heart for sentimental reasons. Saw lots of wwf events there in the 80s, last one was when Sherri was managing HBK, around that time frame 

    Would love to make it to Japan and Mexico, see some of the historic arenas one day. Ecw fan in me would like to see the "ecw arena" just to say I'd been there once. Ditto MSG for my inner early 80s wwf fan

    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. 

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  10. On 6/19/2022 at 11:47 AM, Niners Fan in CT said:

    What era of WWF/WWE do you prefer and why?  






    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.


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  11. 13 hours ago, Gordlow said:

    Thank you for coming to my Ted talk. If you'd like to derail this thread by bringing up more examples of special local food from around the world, that would be delightful. 


    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.

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  12. On 6/13/2022 at 2:48 PM, Log said:

    Put Christian in Jeff's place, have him somehow cost Jurassic Express the match.  They seem to be hinting a fallout with him and Jungle Boy anyway, just speed it up a bit. 

    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.

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  13. 7 minutes ago, odessasteps said:

    I'd want to watch Italy v Argentina if it weren't for the Scotland v Ukraine match. 

    Ukraine probably the better side so far, but could have also gotten a red card too.

    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.

  14. 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.

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  15. 12 hours ago, The Great ML said:

    Gotcha. Slater was a world class worker in the 1970s and early 80s who was viewed as the best Terry Funk not named Terry Funk. He had a serious car accident at some point that has been brought up in several shoots I’ve seen when his name comes up. Could be around that time frame you referenced.

    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.

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