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  1. Y'all were talking about bullies a couple pages back... I got it a good bit in 4th-6th grade. I was short and chubby and kind of a goober. In 7th grade, for whatever reason, my brand took off. A lot of kids just started thinking my nonsense was funny, for whatever reason. Erin Burney decided she liked me and she was a trendsetter, so it was dope. I was still a fringer who got shoved into some lockers, but it was better. In 8th grade, however, my life flipped turned upside down. From the end of football season to the spring, I grew almost a foot. It was almost visible. My joints hurt and my mom wouldn't but me long pants. But there was one upside; I was now a monster. Andrew's Beatdown Revenge Tour was in full effect. Lockers were crammed full of bullies, trash cans were emptied on bullies, the works. One kid, though, smartened up. David Cates. One day he bought me a sundae cone and said he was sorry. He said we should hang out. Be buddies. Our moms both taught at the neighboring high school so there was adequate backstory. The rest of the year I sauntered behind him like Big Daddy Cool behind HBK. We even did the thing where I raised my hand over my head and he jumped to high five it. It was exactly as lame as it sounds. But 13 year old wrestling nerd me loved getting to be real life Diesel for a year or so.
    11 points
  2. I have never used a steroid in my life, but have ridiculous traps and have had them my entire life. I remember when I was a kid I was at the pool and my cousin pointed at me and said, you look like a ninja turtle, which at the time i thought was a huge compliment. Now it's just extremely difficult to buy dress shirts that fit both my 18.5 in neck and my short little arms. I'm 5'7" and I'm in my best shape around 190 lbs. Fire hydrants have pictures of me in their walls like body builders have posters of Schwarzenegger.
    8 points
  3. 7 points
  4. I wear an AEW backpack to work every weekend so I'm that kind of nerd that's out and open about what I like (now). I fully admit that before AEW came around, I definitely hid it (and wasn't as invested either). @Matt D will be happy to hear, though, that I've had a Seth Rollins shirt for a few years now and I always wear it out in public. Although, since about 2016, and especially since January 6th... well, the "Redesign Rebuild Reclaim" catchphrase, along with what looks like a crosshair type logo... big oof.
    6 points
  5. My advice is embrace your DVDVR message board community and sign up for Secret Santo and make some pals here. But I'm pretty biased on multiple levels.
    6 points
  6. Jumping on the name train here I was NickMD until Tromatagon thought I was a legit doctor. So to help avoid confusion I changed it to what I have now. Niko's my name in Greek and...well...I used to live in Baltimore. I was considering changing it but I don't think NikoForestHill has the same ring to it so this it is. As for people that know me I'm lucky in that all my friends like wrestling in some way. Even the non-fans in the past found something that they liked (one guy really loved Regal's heel work in WWE and some of Vince's schtick) Nowadays they all stopped with WWE and are all AEW fans to various degrees. Which is great as it makes the shows a great reason to have people over and drink some oat sodas. As for my parents they loved watching Bruno back then though they tried to get me out of wrestling in middle school. It wasn't until years later when they realized I'm a functioning adult who kind of has a clue so they're cool with it now. And it also helped that I adore Bruno so when he got inducted it was really cool to watch his induction with them.
    5 points
  7. My namesake. Favorite theme/wrestler at the time of joining the board
    4 points
  8. When you were asked to turn the channel to RAW, did you reply "But what about Raven?" Because if you didn't, you should have.
    4 points
  9. My best friend is about as big of a wrestling fan who exists... except he's pretty much only interested in WWE. He watches every show, no matter what bullshit they put on, and is perfectly content with it. I've been trying to expand his wrestling horizons since the late 90s, and he legitimately prefers WWE to pretty much everything else. I haven't been able to sit through an entire episode of RAW that I want in the crowd for since about 2005. It's the exact opposite of what I want from wrestling about 75% of the time. He is 95% of wrestling fans... we are the weirdos. My advice is to embrace your own quirks, because if you're waiting for the 95% to appreciate what you see, you'll be waiting forever.
    4 points
  10. I took that Thanos graffiti differently. They'd just shown during the play how the battle of New York had traumatized Clint. Then, he lost his best friend and his family (for a while) and his humanity because of Thanos' snap. To see that written there after he'd sacrificed so much to defeat Thanos must've been really painful.
    4 points
  11. I'm gonna reply to two topics here... First, my name. I've had the nickname "Log" since my sophomore year of high school. I walk into math class one day, and this dude yells out "Matt (my name) The Log!" I was like, what? He says he was looking at his calculator, saw the Log button and thought it'd be a funny nickname. He decided that the next person who walked in the room was getting it. I can't believe how long it stuck. Pretty much anyone that knows me knows I love pro wrestling. Honestly, I've never had anyone be a dick about it. I got into it around Hulkamania, so it was "in". I kind of fell out in the early-mid 90's and came back in during the Attitude era when it was "in" again. Since then, I've been old enough to not give a shit. A few years ago, I worked at a tv station where we had like 7-8 legitimately hardcore wrestling fans. A couple of them even worked as commentators on the side. In addition to them, we had quite a few who had been fans at some point and had a fondness for it. We even gained a couple fans when some on-air people did some "celebrity" matches for OVW and a huge group of us went to the shows. Other than college (late 90's) when WWF was huge, that's the most social my wrestling fandom has been.
    4 points
  12. Very briefly: 20+ odd years ago I chose to go with my first name/last initial probably because I was a young, slightly overwhelmed lurker for the most part and it felt like it gave me a little more credibility than having a gimmick name to hide behind. The big rule of wrestling around here is that it doesn't impact the rest of my life. The kids never take second place to it, for instance. I've kind of kept them out of it since it's brought as much heartache as joy. If they find their own way into it, I'll support them and provide them things, but it's a hobby I tend to have to myself.
    4 points
  13. We definitely used traffic cones as weapons in my backyard because they were easy to steal. They're shit weapons but the go-to spot was to pretend to sodomize someone with them. Best backyard weapon was a wet floor sign. Easy to walk out of McDonald's with one, flimsy and plastic so they don't hurt when you crack a dude in the head, but the two sides clack together and it sounds like a fucking kendo stick.
    4 points
  14. Olympus might need its equilibrium checked at this point if it's fallen for the fourth time.
    4 points
  15. Don't even use the tweet, just smack them.
    3 points
  16. I don't understand the logic of "I'm ashamed of my interest in [benign subject such as pro wrestling]". So what if some person razzes you for it? Why exactly put stock in the opinions of someone who's not paying your bills? Are they your friend? If so, why are they denigrating something that brings you joy? Doesn't sound much like a friend to me. And if the issue is that you're ashamed of your own interest in it because you feel it's something you shouldn't be watching, then maybe re-evaluate why you're watching it and choose to watch something else. Our time on earth is limited! Don't waste it questioning choices that bring you happiness or spending it with people who make you miserable for what you enjoy! I mean, I watch competition cooking shows, makeup tutorials on YouTube, and joshi. Anyone got a problem with that?
    3 points
  17. Re: bullies I got it through 7th grade pretty good. Then between 7th and 8th grade I grew 6 inches and gained 40 pounds and it all of a sudden stopped for some odd reason lol.
    3 points
  18. I started college in '98, so you'd THINK my wrestling fandom would have been a plus then. But I was the guy refusing to flip to Austin on Raw because Perry Saturn was wrestling on Nitro. It wasn't a plus.
    3 points
  19. The top of those holiday popcorn tins. Swing as hard as you want. Cracks LOUD, sounds good on your camcorder.
    3 points
  20. Oh man, such a collossally dickish move. Big 10 is awesome.
    3 points
  21. "It appears that Butch Reed Oklahoma State has put so much pressure on the Junkyard Dog Lincoln Riley that he decided to leave the Mid-South area Oklahoma job so he could face weaker competition" - Bill Watts
    3 points
  22. No matter how crappy your team’s weekend was, at least you’re not an Oklahoma fan.
    2 points
  23. Electric Chair German with a fold-in-half bridge pin? Yes please and thank you
    2 points
  24. I said elsewhere that every time some mouth breather says "Paying college kids a small stipend violates everything good about collegiate athletics!", I'm going to smack them with this tweet.
    2 points
  25. You know that will be exclusive to the eventual streaming service.
    2 points
  26. I am assuming Jerry Dipoto traded them
    2 points
  27. I noticed the shape WALTER was in when he wrestled Cesaro in a dream match at WWE Live I went to with my Dad at the start of the month.
    2 points
  28. Also, you know, young kids can't always discriminate between fantasy violence and real violence. We know that wrestling exists in a special world where punching someone or tearing their shoulder out of socket DOES solve all problems, but the real world could do with a little less of that.
    2 points
  29. I'm so glad you wrote this. I have a brother who's many years younger than me, and I very purposely avoided introducing this to him for the same reason, and I wasn't sure if that was the right thing. Things like DSotR and AEW's general vibe of "good will" have changed my stance on it somewhat, as people actively seek to avoid repeating the same mistakes. If he came to me now as an older kid I'd probably show him the good stuff, but he was born pretty shortly after the Benoit tragedy, so at the time it made me think about getting the news about Pillman, Spicoli, Owen etc. as a kid.
    2 points
  30. One of my social circles is made up of academics and academic-adjacents. They're confused enough by my comic fandom, so not a single word about wrestling is breathed around them. EDIT: I did "confide" in one guy, who took it in stride, but was completely baffled when I took him to an EVOLVE show. Like, he was so confused, I might as well have shown him ancient South Pacific tribal rituals.
    2 points
  31. Cleaning out my closet last weekend and had to throw out about 30% of my stuff because they wouldn't fit anymore. Not from the waist, but around the chest, or thighs. This included some of the stuff I wore at our wedding. I was bummed out because a lot of the clothes were otherwise OK, if not the kind of stuff good enough to donate to goodwill (over here, anyway). My wife, trying to cheer me up, pondered the following: "When someone won't fit into their wedding clothes because they gained 45 lbs, how often do you think it's because of gaining muscle?" I was OK after that.
    2 points
  32. 4/16/90: Fuchi/Kobashi vs Tito Santana/Jimmy Snuka: Kobashi got to be cool coming out to Fuchi's Danger Zone. Good for him. Snuka was barely in this one except for to have a weird leapfrog that actually served as a cut off on Fuchi. Santana more or less worked heel. Let me put it this way. It was the second most heelish performance I've seen in his career (both in Japan). Arn Anderson talks, erroneously, about how he'd be a bad babyface because he doesn't have babyface "skills." By skills, he mainly means dropkicks and flying headscissors and stuff off the top. Tito didn't have heel skills, being cutoffs and clubbering and raking a guy's eyes over the ropes and eyepokes and who knows what else, so even though he showed attitude and aggression, he was still hitting his dropkicks. Kobashi had a nice transition where he flew in with a springboard splash. Fuchi got pretty chippy at times. Overall though, this was more of a miscasting than anything else. 4/16/90: Kabuki vs Greg Valentine: Valentine was full Elvis here and it was just weird. I was dreading a Kabuki night off and hoping for Valentine/Garvin level stuff and it fell somewhere in the middle. Both guys were happy to lay it in but Valentine kept going back to the goofy pose/dance thing. You'd think he'd feel freed by the locale but maybe he was instructed that the crowd wanted to see the full WWF nonsense production, and I suppose it protected him on the finish since he hit the pose something like three times before getting rolled up. There was a good match in here with Valentine going hard onto the leg, but we didn't get it, just the ghost of its potential. EDIT: I just realized I have some matches from 3-31 to check out so I'm not quite on the final stretch yet.
    2 points
  33. Wow you were friends with the Harts?
    2 points
  34. Not sure why I chuckled so much at the silly little "I Love Lucy" gag on Legends this past week.
    2 points
  35. Well. Everyone could just watch Dark and Elevation and it would solve all of this.
    2 points
  36. https://www.fightful.com/wrestling/bryan-danielson-says-mjf-calls-himself-sprawl-god-and-claims-nobody-can-double-leg-him?utm_source=TW-Fightful&utm_medium=Fightful Wrestling News&utm_campaign=dlvr.it
    2 points
  37. They’re absolutely not getting the full value out of the YouTube shows. If they’re going to do them anyway, they should really maximize that. EDIT: This is a little unfair. They tend to do good things like ensuring a team (like Sydal/Moriarty) that's about to have a Dynamite spot get a focused win. Or when Jade was going up against Hirsch, they had each wrestler face someone similar to their upcoming opponent's body type. That sort of thing. Let me put it this way, they're pretty good at using Dark to build things moving forward but they're far less good at using it by looking backwards.
    2 points
  38. There's a Red Rooster cockfight joke to be made, but I can't find the right wording at the momemt.
    2 points
  39. Also, "Kung Fu Karate" basically says, "tell me this poster was written by a white person without telling me it was written by a white person."
    2 points
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