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  1. The whole next couple pages could be Jack promos. This one cracks me up the most. "CHILI SAUCE!"
    8 points
  2. If my real name were Chad Allegra, I'd go by that and call my finisher the Allergy Attack
    7 points
  3. My New Jack memory circa 2003 in the VHS tape trading days...he wanted his TNA footage from when he had a short program with Shark Boy and doing that Hard 10 Tourney with Sandman. He said we could trade footage. I knew he was lying, sent it anyways, and lo and behold he never sent his. OGs don’t trade...they take. Alas.
    7 points
  4. One of my high-level private students is working her way through a historical text in English, and she brings it to her lesson sometimes, so that we can go over some of the interesting grammar and vocabulary that she has found. There was a sentence she asked me about where the writer used "that" as a relative pronoun twice when using it once would have sufficed. So, and I swear this really happened, I got to say, in context, without any set-up, "I think that that that, that that author used there, is unnecessary." I was so happy I damn near cried.
    6 points
  5. Your Deathmatch "Seemed a good idea in theory, less so in practice" spot of the day: And also:
    6 points
  6. Same here. It's not like he was one of my favorite wrestlers or anything but I actually got to meet him. ECW used to run the War Memorial in Ft. Lauderdale a ton when I was in college. I remember going to a show in 98 or 99 and after his match, he was just hanging out by the bleachers drinking a beer and watching the other matches. My buddy and I used our fake Ids to buy some beer and got him one too. We sat there drinking a beer with him during a match and just shooting the shit for a few minutes. We didn't want to hog his time because we could see he was kind of relaxing so we gave him his beer, talked for like 5 minutes and left but he was really cordial and nice to us. I remember my buddy was wearing a really cheesy Shawn Michaels shirt from like 1995 or 96 and New Jack jokingly said something like, "I should stab you for wearing that shit up in here but you got the balls to wear it. Let's get that pic together." I'm sure he wasn't the greatest guy in the world all the time and has done some bad shit but I'll always have that good memory of him.
    6 points
  7. I get a kick out of how Gertner tells Awesome "Good luck, you're gonna need it" then gets the hell out of dodge. Also that pop for New Jack. I forgot how over he was in ECW
    5 points
  8. IMO the greatest serious promo of all time. RIP New Jack.
    5 points
  9. Rest in Peace, New Jack. He was a real one. Keep up the good work in the afterlife, Jack.
    5 points
  10. I vividly recall a comment from Cody during the media scrum for I believe the first double or nothing. Somehow race came up and Cody told the anecdote that early in his relationship with Brandi they talked about it and Cody said that he’s colorblind, and Brandi said that means you don’t see me or my experiences, and that really opened his mind up. This really resonated with me, as a white dude with a black wife and two biracial kids. I’ve always considered myself to be extremely liberal, but my relationship with my now wife opened my eyes to so many things I had never fully considered. It wasn’t anything malicious, just ignorance. I hope to be a bit wiser every day. I think the problem with the promo is that he didn’t have anything relevant to say about a very touchy subject (which means he shouldn’t have said anything) and he tried to dumb it all down and both-sides everything. That’s really easy for white people to do (I know he’s half Cuban) when they don’t have to actually deal with anything. It was all just poorly thought out, even though I’m sure he meant well. Never should have gone down that road in the first place. I appreciate your comments, @Sammo~!
    5 points
  11. For all of Jack's demons, he really loved kids and tried to be on his very best behavior around them. One of the funniest things I ever saw was at the JAPW anniversary show in Atlantic City where he brought a bunch of them into the ring to dance around after he beat Sandman and Danny Demanto in a three-way dance. "Will you look at that! I adopted me another little white kid!" I was literally ROTFL. (It was a casino show so the floor was very nice.)
    4 points
  12. My God, they still have the Hulk Hands promo up!
    4 points
  13. From PWInsider by Mike Johnson "Despite big plans to represent their own talent to monetize third party bookings including sponsorships, film and TV roles, World Wrestling Entertainment has already shut down their Talent Management Group. WWE launched plans for the division in November 2020, announcing, "WWE Talent Management Group will deliver best-in-class 360-degree support of Talent across all internal lines of business and key external partners, amplifying Talent brand value and maximizing monetization opportunities for Talent and WWE." The company began staffing the division at that point. PWInsider.com is told the decision to shutter the division was made just few weeks back and in all, the division only existed for four to five weeks."
    3 points
  14. Why use that photo when they could've had this one? Look at that forehead. Smooth as a baby's bum.
    3 points
  15. Simple provocation. We all know how Cody feels about unions.
    3 points
  16. If anyone would like to read more about Nick Gage, I did a two-part biography for my 'zine, which I've put up on a blog thing: Part 1 and Part 2
    3 points
  17. Arn is very probably a shortened version of Arne. The Arn- part has been used for quite a while in name compositions aswell, e. g. Arnulf which is a quite common name in medival Scandinavia. Arn should mean Eagle (which would make Arnulf eagle wolf, which is insanely badass) if whatever I learnt at university doesn't fail me now. Ole is also a Nordic name, if I remember it correctly it was interpreted as something that basically means son of the gods. The e in the end is pronounced differently, similar to the pronunciation of the e at the end of "the" when the word following starts with a consonant. Gene is not Scandinavian, though. Neither is C. W. Karl would be an old-germanic name, therefore fitting the theme somewhat. It simply means man, though.
    3 points
  18. 3 points
  19. I saw someone say this on reddit and im going to brazenly steal it: if we didn't have video, I wouldn't believe New Jack was real
    3 points
  20. I dug the whole presentation of Moxley vs Nagata. The pre match split screen, the camera following Nagata and to the ring from the backstage area all felt like the lead up to a big MMA fight. I hope they keep doing that going forward. I really hope Moxley keeps Wild Thing as his theme in AEW it was a cool ascetic. The match was really good, a ten minute stiff fest, the beat the heel outta each other and Moxley got busted open hardway, can't beat that. I didn't want to Like Cody's Promo but I liked Cody's promo. Him vs Ogogo is gonna be good I think. The set up with Ogogo punching Cody in the ribs and draping the Union Jack over him was awesome. I also like that Cody vs Marshal was a stepping stone for Cody vs Ogogo, Ogogo's first major wrestling angle. Cody wrestling as "The American Dream" at the PPV has me worried that he's going over as I think Ogogo should go over Cody. Look who long it's taken Shawn Spears to recover from the booking post Cody lost, you could argue Spears hasn't fully recovered and I fear the same for Ogogo. That video package with SCU before the Tag Match really brought the point of how much this match really means to SCU not only that if they lose they are done as a tag team but that the want to smack some sense into the Young Bucks for their recent actions. I have been vocal about how much the Bucks heel turn has fallen flat and this was a nice step in trying to get some heat on the Bucks. SCU took it personal and the Bucks aren't the same Bucks they've known for all these years on the road together. This is the first match since the turn I actually bought The Young Bucks as heels. Maybe they are becoming more comfortable in their new roles but this felt like The New Mean Streak Bucks they've been alluding too. The are cocky, mean and will cheat to win. I may be turning a corner on the Heel Bucks. If MAtt's new gimmick is mocking Shawn Michaels I could get behimnd that. Really good match. SCU wrestled like their lives depended on it and they kinda did. Daniels bled buckets Kazarian had the match won twice on his own. It took a can of cold spray to finally put SCU down. What A final match from that team. Kingston and Moxley destroying The Elites locker room, to a nicer group it couldn't have happened. We are getting Christian Cage vs Matt Sydal next week. That should be good. Where Is My Mind fits Orange Cassidy like a glove. I don't want to gratuitously knock WWE well I haven't done it yet but This is the first matlch up between Cassidy and Pac since Revolution 2020 14 1/2 Months ago granted Covid happened and Pac was stuck in England for most the year, but had this been WWE they'd have had 20 return matches in that time. AEW has kept them away from each other until now and it's for a World Title Shot. That first match was the first time in AEW that Orange Cassidy "took a match seriously" it was his coming out party for how good he really is, when he wants to be. There's more weight to this match I feel, Cassidy has came into his own over the last year while Pac who was ascending the ladder in AEW his momentum was cut out from under him due to no fault of his own. The match was really good, Nagata and Moxley set a tone and it's been followed so far. No exceptions here. Pac was his usual surly self putting a beating on Cassidy and Cassidy put up a fight. That rolling it the corner pose and then duck under leg sweep into the ring post into the second commercial was a cool spot. The finish, i'm not too hip on no finishes but this did't feel like a no finish cuz either man wanted to do the job, this was done to further an angle. Kenny is the egotistical Champion that doesn't want to lose the belt so he'll do everything in his power not to, even if that means causing a no contest in the number one contenders match. Of course it backfires cuz it should and Kenny is facing both men at DON. That match should be really good so i'm not mad about that. There was a triple threat Tag Team Championship Match at Full Gear 2019. I don't think theres been a Championship triple threat since. Id have rather the time spent to do the Cassidy hurt spot, the Callis distraction, Kenny from behind, the count out and Tony's announcement and reaction they could have continued the match and had Cassidy continue the match hit the Orange Punch and get the win. It was only 3 minute sit didn't take up that match time but after that interaction last week between Kenny and Cassidy I think the real money is on a one on one between Kenny and Orange. The best Cassidy angles are win his opponent feels they are above him and underestimate him only for Cassidy to show fully what he is capable of once the bell rings. The Young Bucks feel into Moxley and Kingstons trap. I really hope Moxley and. Kingston take the straps from the Bucks at DON. The Pinnacle-Inner Circle segment was cool. MJF and Tully are awesome on the mic, they were pissing the crowd off. The Champagne was a cool spot. The Heels in AEW are really good at getting coaxed into giving the Babyfaces what they want. I'm interested in how the Stadium Stampede turns out between the two groups, they just had a violent blood bath are they gonna go for the cutesy like last years Stampede. Britt Baker has really came into her own as a personality and a competitor in the last year, I'm looking forward to the Shida match. The Thunder Rosa match was quick and to the point. Rosa is a force to be reckoned with right now. I'm hoping we get a Britt-Rosa feud over the Strap sooner rather than later. I don't know where they are going with this Jade Cardgill angle but if it means Cardgill's on my TV every week I'm cool with it. Darby's black and White vignette was tight. Darby's is a very intriguing character there's a mystic to it a motif too. I hope they keep him primarily cutting promo's in black and white he doesn't need to be backstage with Dasha the video packages are his wheel house. Where has this Miro been for the last 8 Months? Darby took a beating, holy shit was that a beating. Darby can sell his ass off, you couldn't help but feel for him I was almost pleading for Miro to stop through my computer screen. If i could have thrown in the towel for Darby I would have. Miro looked like an unstoppable monster, he wasn't playing video games he wasn't a best man he was just a mean son of a bitch that brutalized the Champion and took his Belt away from him. This is exactly what Miro should be doing. I like that AEW always has something (most of the time) for someone to do after the get done with a program. Ethan Page and Scorpio Sky tossed Darby down a flight of stairs last week then interfered and chop blocked Sting so there's Darby's next program. Luckily for Ethan Page people will see his and Darby's matches this time. That was such a great jab at Gabe. And Miro looks to have found Lance Archer as his first challenger. That should be a great match. Gotta give it up to Darby Allin the first half of his reign during the Team Taz feud he didn't defend it that match but after the feud was over he became a fighting Champion and brought the belt back to the prominence it was at during Cody's first run.
    3 points
  21. WOOOOOW Sonny looks ooooold. You gotta love Nagata falling right back into the US wrestler tropes of light beer and fanny packs.
    3 points
  22. So instead of just letting the talent keep whatever extra money the earned through 3rd parties, they decided to start a new department and pay new staff to maximize their cut lol. Probably would've costed less to keep the status quo and keep their hands out of the talent's pockets.
    2 points
  23. RIP New Jack. always one of my favorites. Was holding out hope that he'd pop up for a one-off in AEW after he got name dropped on TV during the Moxley/MJF feud and Tony Khan had tweeted about New Jack being nice to him when he was a young fan. Absolute legend.
    2 points
  24. Bucks' newest new twitter bio is "Currently not on speaking terms." Cody re-tweeted it. Omega didn't, which probably means Cody garrote wired him before he had a chance. Bryan Danielson to AEW confirmed I think?
    2 points
  25. Tony Khan compared AEW’s ranking to the college football rankings, so if you just look at it like that it makes sense. There’s not an exact formula but you in college football, know that who you beat and how you beat them or vice versa will have an impact on your rankings. Losing big to a team ranked below you will usually cause a bigger drop than losing a close game to a team ranked above. But it’s determined by people who have biases, so they might be more forgiving of an SEC team than a PAC 12, for example. I like AEW’s rankings system as it is and think down the road they might even be able to come up with a storyline out of it.
    2 points
  26. Looks like WWE called up the funeral home for the service and asked what the nice picture they're putting up next to the coffin is. Ugh... fuck them.
    2 points
  27. He's probably one of those people in the business that alot of people either stole or as they say "swagger jacked" things from or just inspired by on the major companies but won't get the credit from because A his reputation and B he never actually got to work in a major promotion. I'm unapologetically Kevin Nash mark, and I know he's reputation for holding guys back when he was booking but I can believe New Jack's story of Nash blocking him from coming in to WCW during the No Limit thing. In the mid 90s you had a ton of Caucasian wrestlers getting over being inspired by Hip Hop and the Urban Culture, 123 Kid , Road Dogg , Even Rey Mysterio later in his WCW run and even Nash himself and you have this New Jack guy thats the real deal, on top that he had street credibility too. Most importantly he was gold on the mic, He was the real deal. Nash is a smart guy and he comes from an era where the guys in the major promotions brush off ECW and dismiss guys that came up from ECW like his boys did Shane Douglas so it's easy to just pretend like he didn't know about New Jack when you had one or 2 guys in the office that either worked for ECW and the other guy allegedly a mole for ECW. It's easy to say that he can't work even though Chris Hamrick and Ricky Morton says he can work and also they hired Sandman around that time so.
    2 points
  28. I don’t understand how this show can be consistently good to great each week and yet Raw is consistently bad to terrible. Everything on Smackdown generally makes sense, is entertaining and there isn’t a wasted minute. Reigns and the Usos just hitting it out of the park each week. Easily my favourite thing in wrestling in 2021
    2 points
  29. Whoever said "You can't go home again", never played Mass Effect Legendary Edition. I'm home again.
    2 points
  30. As Corny once put it "I don't believe this, but I believe this guy". New jack was one of those guys who made you think "shit, maybe this is real" when they talked and got down to business. He was a true original.
    2 points
  31. I think the Keep Up The Good Work, OJ promo was the first time I ever marked for a heel promo. The Gangstas couldn't work for shit, but they were carny as fuck and I loved them. RIP, New Jack.
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. I love New Jack despite his flaws. What an incredible talent. Loved watching him beat dudes up with shit and jump off tall places, but it was the promos I'll remember the most. So many classics and he could do the over the top race baiting and the gangsta stuff, but the best were the serious promos. Any which way he could and did. RIP to the realest. I've spent the last half hour scrolling twitter drinking in all the memories (and thanks to those that have added theirs here!) and shooting the shit with my friends about how legendary this dude forever will be. Here's hoping he went out at least partially like he said he wanted to.
    2 points
  34. RIP New Jack. “Natural Born Killers” just hit, and shit just got real wherever you have passed on to.
    2 points
  35. I’m crazy intrigued by the Cody match now. I don’t care if it only goes 30 seconds but I want the most jingoistic entrances known to man. Cody needs to recreate Apollo Creed’s famous entrance, hoping TK has somehow bought the rights to ‘American Dream’ or ‘Living in America’. Anthony Agogo needs one of those entrances top British fighters get, Big Ben chiming, Union Jack walkout suit, Rule Britannia as his entrance music. Hell, find him a little bulldog to bring to the ring, I mean Cody will likely have his dog dressed in an Uncle Sam costume. To top it off they should import 200 British fans to act like hooligans and do soccer chants through the duration of the match. Give it that authentic big Vegas fight feel.
    2 points
  36. Rok-C is quasi-officially ROH now and Raychell Rose is becomng a Dark/Elevation regular. This is Mission Pro. This is Texas. Booker T. Thunder Rosa. ================================= This showed up in my YouTube feed and it's actually good. =================== This is awesome. An evil Democrat wrestles Hillbilly Joe in front a bunch of kids in Mississippi. CHEAP HEAT!
    2 points
  37. Sonny Onoo, Shinsuke Nakamura, Jaguars Cheerleader Keiko Honda, and Yuji Nagata.
    2 points
  38. If AEW (or any promotion) wants to bring politics into their storylines, then we have every right to vehemently disagree and/or bash them for said angle/promo. Especially in 2021. It's fair game after that since they've opened themselves up to it. Just a hard disagree there, my man.
    2 points
  39. Adrenaline In my soul We're all mad at Cody Rhodes
    2 points
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