Jump to content
DVDVR Message Board
Sign in to follow this  
RIPPA

Sept Wrestling Jibber Jabber Thread

Recommended Posts

Wrestling fans stereotype each other as the creepiest and most pathetic people in the world. It never ceases to amaze me how wrestling fans hate and shit on wrestling fans more than anyone else does. Then they get outraged when someone like Cowherd calls all of us booger eating morons. We need unity God dammit.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't quite understand why wrestling fans are stereotyped as the creepiest and most pathetic people in the world. Yes, I have been to some indy events and met all kinds of dudes that I thought were a little strange but I've also been to a hundred WWE events where I see families and I guess what would be categorized as "normal looking" people as well. Wrestling attracts all kinds just like any form of entertainment.

 

Ever been to an NFL game? I honestly cannot tell the difference between some of the people there and people you would see at a wrestling event. The one thing I never read about is someone being stabbed in the parking lot after leaving a WWE show..

 

Some people still can't get over the idea that if you like wrestling you're getting "duped" somehow.  It's like some guys are still so proud of knowing that it's worked, and they can't have a more nuanced take on anything than "real and fake."

 

So, it's become a convenient thing to look down on.  If you like it, there's something gullibe (read: childish) about you.  It's similar to people who look down on people who watch anime (cartoons????) or comic books (like, for kids??????).

 

But, if Corporate Content Corp. makes one into a "real movie" now it's super fucking badass!!!!! IRON MAN WHOOOOOOOOO!

 

As if any wrestling company ever has worked an entire city like Loria worked Miami or Georgia Frontier worked St. Louis or Las Vegas Coporate Casino Inc. worked every sad dying town that decided a casino would bring more money into their economy instead of just siphoning what's left of their money into some Camen Islands umbrella company...or...(you can all probably extend this list to the end of time for "legit' sports)...But, hey...at least they're not like tricking you with childish tricks and blood capsules and stuff!

 

It's like the big grifters love you to be savvy to the small ones...that way you think you're real smart, doncha!

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't want to cast too many stones at Mick, simply because one of my very closest friends in the world had an "adult" website, and I met her through that years ago.  By no means does that fact have any bearing on our relationship now, but the world takes all kinds.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like I am interviewing Brian Shields, author of the WWE Encyclopedia next week. If anyone has anything they want to know about the book and how it came to me let me know and I'll add it to the list.

Not sure if he'd be allowed to talk about it but the discussion over whether or not to include Benoit must've been hard.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Starcade 97 is one time when the main event of a ppv being a complete squash would not only have been acceptable but probably the best decision possible.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The double turn would have made sense, given how en vogue it was at the time, how popular the NWO was, and hindsight showing that most of the key players end up turning within 12 months after any way.

 

Keep the slightly screwy finish, have Sting win, but then go "too far" in taking out his frustrations on Hogan post-match, putting him out, before Bret puts a halt to it.

 

The dynamic of whose side is Bret on is probably better with a face NWO, and a WCW who may not be perfect, but to begin with at least, had their hand forced by the actions of the NWO over the past few years, which ends up being a slow build toward Sting vs. Bret at Starrcade the next year.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Real sports fans only root for the Yankees, Cowboys, Lakers and Manchester Untied

 

Duh...

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The double turn would have made sense, given how en vogue it was at the time, how popular the NWO was, and hindsight showing that most of the key players end up turning within 12 months after any way.

 

Keep the slightly screwy finish, have Sting win, but then go "too far" in taking out his frustrations on Hogan post-match, putting him out, before Bret puts a halt to it.

 

The dynamic of whose side is Bret on is probably better with a face NWO, and a WCW who may not be perfect, but to begin with at least, had their hand forced by the actions of the NWO over the past few years, which ends up being a slow build toward Sting vs. Bret at Starrcade the next year.

 

That's actually a great idea, with the only caveat being how well Sting works heel.  That's the big question mark for me with the scenario of turning Sting instead of Hogan to lead the nWo.  Sting is/was one of my favorite babyfaces, but I've never seen him do great heel work.  His early runs as a heel (in the UWF/Bladerunners, pre-JCP) was average, at best.  He seemed sort of reluctant to throw himself into the heel role with the Main Event Mafia (I remember too many segments where the rest of the MEM heeled it up and Sting sort of stood off to the side and.... didn't work babyface).  From some stuff said about him over the years, I got the impression he didn't really want to work babyface (much like Bret).

 

The nWo worked as well as it did not because Hogan turned for the first time in many years, but because he threw himself into the role and ran with it,  No way to know, of course, but I'm not sure Sting would have done that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

I don't quite understand why wrestling fans are stereotyped as the creepiest and most pathetic people in the world. Yes, I have been to some indy events and met all kinds of dudes that I thought were a little strange but I've also been to a hundred WWE events where I see families and I guess what would be categorized as "normal looking" people as well. Wrestling attracts all kinds just like any form of entertainment.

 

Ever been to an NFL game? I honestly cannot tell the difference between some of the people there and people you would see at a wrestling event. The one thing I never read about is someone being stabbed in the parking lot after leaving a WWE show..

 

Some people still can't get over the idea that if you like wrestling you're getting "duped" somehow.  It's like some guys are still so proud of knowing that it's worked, and they can't have a more nuanced take on anything than "real and fake."

 

So, it's become a convenient thing to look down on.  If you like it, there's something gullibe (read: childish) about you.  It's similar to people who look down on people who watch anime (cartoons????) or comic books (like, for kids??????).

 

But, if Corporate Content Corp. makes one into a "real movie" now it's super fucking badass!!!!! IRON MAN WHOOOOOOOOO!

 

As if any wrestling company ever has worked an entire city like Loria worked Miami or Georgia Frontier worked St. Louis or Las Vegas Coporate Casino Inc. worked every sad dying town that decided a casino would bring more money into their economy instead of just siphoning what's left of their money into some Camen Islands umbrella company...or...(you can all probably extend this list to the end of time for "legit' sports)...But, hey...at least they're not like tricking you with childish tricks and blood capsules and stuff!

 

It's like the big grifters love you to be savvy to the small ones...that way you think you're real smart, doncha!

 

 

Yeah.  I went to San Diego in '98 to watch the WCW BATB PPV with Rodman and Karl Malone, and there was some asshat sports writer in the local paper whose take on wrestling fans went something like this:

 

If only you wrestling fans were as smart as I am, then you'd know that it's fake and then you wouldn't like it anymore.

 

But occasionally I read things that some wrestling fans post online and I think maybe he almost had a point.  I dunno.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think the creepy police thing is due to the fact that we have all met wrestling fans in real life that are basically the creepiest most awful dudes. On a message board, where everyone is inherently anonymous, we naturally assume that a poster is a creeper even if what they said would be borderline normal had the conversation been face to face.

You should see my Facebook posts ... I creep the creep out my own creepin' self ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So wait, if it's not okay to write fan letters to porn stars, is it okay to write fan letters to Anna Kendrick? I'm asking for a friend.

Only if you sacrifice yourself on a cross of unprotected chair shots and elbows to the cold, unforgiving cement floor. That seemingly puts you above reproach.
What exactly is wrong with communicating with a porn star? You do realize they're people too, right? The way I see it, this is less about Foley's issues and a whole lot more about yours.
I find it strange that a full grown man is writing fan mail to a porn star. To answer Jae's question seriously, yes I'd find a full grown man sending fan mail to Anna Kendrick strange too. I get admiring someone's work, I get being a fan. I'm a fan of a lot of people (Foley would probably top my favorite wrestler list if that matters), but I wouldn't write them fan mail. I wouldn't ask the biggest celebrity in the world for an autograph if I saw him/her on the street either. Nor would I approach them, try to strike up a conversation, or give them a hearty thumbs up. So in that way it certainly is my issue.
In my secret other life, I'm a writer and musician, and I can tell you fan mail is one of the best parts of the "job" (scare quotes because I don't make a living at either.) It's much more meaningful than "you sold x copies of your book in the last three months."I wish more people sent fan mail to people whose work they enjoyed, whether it be music, literature, or pornography.
I work in the state mental health sector irl ... I've gotten "fan mail" before ... not entirely awesome ...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I've gotten from this past few pages is that wrestling fans will argue inanely with other wrestling fans about ANYTHING.  No matter what:  TIME TO ARGUE.  It's really fucking tiresome.

 

I remember the days when we would sit and admire pro wrestling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I've gotten from this past few pages is that wrestling fans will argue inanely with other wrestling fans about ANYTHING.  No matter what:  TIME TO ARGUE.  It's really fucking tiresome.

 

I remember the days when we would sit and admire pro wrestling.

 

I'm new here but I like to admire pro wrestling! I'm currently watching The Road Warriors slaughter the Midnight Express to win the NWA tag-titles. Now that was a good piece of pro wrestling.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

All I've gotten from this past few pages is that wrestling fans will argue inanely with other wrestling fans about ANYTHING.  No matter what:  TIME TO ARGUE.  It's really fucking tiresome.

 

I remember the days when we would sit and admire pro wrestling.

 

Who wants to sit and admire pro wrestling?

 

Marks, that's who!!1!1!!!1!!11!!1!!1!1!!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got a text saying Cousin Luke has passed away.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh. Damn phone wont let me imbed a youtube clip.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I just got a text saying Cousin Luke has passed away.

 

 

 

Gene Lewis/Cousin Luke passes away

 

Gene Pettit, who wrestled the early part of his career as Gene Lewis and the latter part as Cousin Luke, passed away today.

No other details are available.  He was in his early 60s, as he was a teammate in college football of Paul Orndorff.

 

While living in Tampa, he was a training partner outside the ring of the late Dale Lewis, one of the best U.S. amateur heavyweights of his era who was a star in Florida at the time.

 

As Gene Lewis, he was a journeyman wrestler whose main claim to fame is that his "brother" was a wrestling star.  He had good size but didn't break out of the pack.  He did other gimmicks, such as being The Mongol of Devastation Inc. in World Class Championship Wrestling, and Molokai as part of Kevin Sullivan's group in Florida in the early 80s.

 

He came to WWF in 1985 as Hillbilly Cousin Luke, the cousin of already established Hillbilly Jim.  Luke essentially took over for Lanny Kean who was Cousin Junior, but didn't last long with the promotion due to a broken ankle.

 

He worked the rest of his career, mostly in Northeast indies, as Cousin Luke.

 

He had battled serious health problems for the past decade, including back problems, diabetes and multiple sclerosis. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Perfunctory "please pardon my mega time lagged posting habits" WJ press release.

 

Drake Younger is proof that some guys that do that style can work well outside the environment.  His move to the west coast, cutting out the deathmatches and hooking up with PWG is probably the best thing that could have happened to him.

 

Only Drake match in PWG that I saw is the one vs. Sami Calihan at "a BOLA" (that's the extent of my PWG knowledge (me and a friend basically just watched the show to count superkicks and be smug dicks)) and rather than a million light tubes, they just used a million big moves. If you're fucking powerbombed outside the ring three times, that should be it. I don't give a fuck.

 

I don't give a fuck about garbage overkill and I don't give a fuck about MOVEZ overkill. Same bullshit principle. Same "gotta keep doing more and more" slippery slope bullshit.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Ugh. Damn phone wont let me imbed a youtube clip.

Try using the youtube brackets.That works on mobile youtube code.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was watching wrestling like a fiend at that time, yet I have no recollection of Cousin Luke at all. I Google Image searched him and still didn't recognize him. That's odd. RIP, of course.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

^ To jstout: Don't feel bad.  Once I saw some of the older clips I remembered him, but my first response was that he was one of the Sheepherders, i.e. NOT Cousin Butch.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wrestling is like the Dukes of Hazzard (or, to a lesser extent, Disney cartoons):  It's all about the cousins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...