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  1. 4 hours ago, NikoBaltimore said:

     It doesn't feel like much of a leap for me to assume he either has done or knows somebody that would have a flamethrower for giggles. 

     

     

    4 hours ago, Log said:

    When I saw Darby with a flamethrower, my first thought was, "Oh, of course he has a flamethrower." I could buy that being something he had laying around the house.

    He definitely used a flamethrower in one of those vignettes in the past.

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  2. 5 hours ago, Dolfan in NYC said:

    Brandi Rhodes revealed today she's undergone successful surgery to correct Stage 3 endometriosis that's been dogging her health since 2021. 

     

    Any word on whether the operating doctor thought it was open mic night?

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  3. 5 minutes ago, SirSmUgly said:

    Herc was legitimately good in Mid-South and was also a quality big man in Power & Glory. P&G have one of my favorite tag finishers of all time as an aside. 

    He was washed by the time he was working under a mask in early '90s WCW, but he was absolutely a good worker before then. 

    It is, but it's even more the fault of a bunch of Wrestling Classics-type posters who propagated, and still propagate, Meltzer's opinions as gospel without critically evaluating these guys themselves. 

    Herc/Steamboat might be the best match on Mania 2.  Damning with faint praise, I know, but still.

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  4. 9 minutes ago, SirSmUgly said:

    Bro, don't you get it? Lex was a total stiff on 1999 WCW television, so he deserved it.

    Also, Brody is one of the greats even though I haven't seen any of his matches, and one thing I know is that if you're great at pro wrestling, you gotta protect the business. 

    Re-watching a bunch of 80s WWF, I found a lot of the conventional wisdom around "muscleheads" to be bullshit.  A lot of these guys were at least average if not above average.  Hercules Hernandez, as an example, was perfectly fine to pretty good.  There are always exceptions, like Warlord and the Ultimate Warrior (whose good matches I can count on one hand).  But really, you had to train with a reputable person and at least know how to not shit the bed to get to the bigs, for the most part.  On the flip side of that, someone in the AEW thread, discussing Purrazzo and Deeb, mentioned that, in a lot of cases, "great scientific wrestler" was the gimmick you got if you had no personality and/or no desire to work on your promos or presentation.  I guess what I'm saying is, and maybe it's Meltzer's fault for molding so much of wrestling's early discourse, people need to separate the gimmick and the appearance from the work itself.

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  5. 15 hours ago, Hamhock said:

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    Has smart mark discourse on this event evolved yet?  I remember back in the day:

    Brody = awesome real man, carny, outlaw, took no shit

    Luger = musclehead who didn't belong in tha biz

    And thus "fuck Lex Luger look at that pussy getting his" was the prevailing thought.

    Looking at it as an older, hopefully wiser, person, I see it as "yeah, Brody wasn't cooperating (and if apocrypha is to be believed, flashed a blade) and Luger, being an actual pro, was like "yeah fuck all this dumb bullshit" and is 100% in the right.

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  6. 33 minutes ago, Zakk_Sabbath said:

    Ha holy shit, you're right - 2018. Shows how closely I was paying attention by then.

    They can put him in again when they induct the Nation of Domination 🤣

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  7. 1 hour ago, Raziel said:

    I didn't have them pegged as Folksy Farmhouse Chic types, but whatever works for them.

    LOOOOL every pic looks like "Hey, Ho, Hey: A Loving Tribute to The Lumineers."

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  8. 13 hours ago, SirSmUgly said:

    Good points, and I do think that what irritates me so much about Conrad's occasional spates of yelling is that it's all entirely performative. Yelling about what time of day the DX Invasion happened or screaming about Nick Patrick's count in the Starrcade '97 main event allows Conrad to present himself as some sort of interviewer who isn't afraid and won't shy away from the truth. 

    Meanwhile, Bischoff is allowed to establish a narrative that what really killed business was Turner execs telling him in 1998 that he couldn't be edgy or go after the teen demo anymore even though a cursory watch of the programming reveals that we've got wrestlers doing alcoholism angles, Nitro Girls dancing around in skimpy outfits, and an increased amount of impolite language in interviews into 1999. And then in '99, they hire Vince Russo and let him put a bunch of Springer-esque schlock on TV for a few months on top of it all. 

    Bisch says this "Turner execs wanted me to abandon my plan to go after the teen demo" every other episode, it feels like, but simply watching what WCW produced throughout '98 and '99 reveals that he's offloading his creative failures onto Turner. But since that's an actual issue with Bischoff's narrative rather than something harmless to yell about, Conrad says nary a word. 

     

    13 hours ago, Elsalvajeloco said:

    Yeah, certain talking points don't really align with what's being pushed.

    You can say Turner brass wanted a more kid friendly show but Konnan is out here talking about tossing salads and peeling potatoes. Flair is getting naked every week. Scott Steiner is trying to push the envelope every week. Two of Macho Man's valets were damn near half naked every week. What about that is kid friendly other than trying to attract overly horny barely teenage boys like WWF did with Sable, Sunny, and then later Chyna?

    If anything it feels like WCW was caught between two worlds of trying to play catch up but with all these old characters like Flair, Piper, Nash, Hogan, Sting, etc. They were also hoping to recapture the magic of 96-97 of being new and exciting. Meanwhile outside of Vince, everyone on WWF TV at the top is 35 years old and younger. They were trying do all WWF storylines and angles at the time, but characters that didn't fit.

    When you look back on it, the Attitude Era in many ways succeeded despite itself.  It was largely low quality garbage like Beaver Cleavage but you had generational talents in the mix and that elevated the whole shipyard.  Bischoff and Russo were "trying to attract young viewers" with stuff akin to the worst stuff Russo did in WWF and they didn't have a Rock, Austin, Undertaker, Foley, etc. to actually draw an audience.  It's like the old Eddie Murphy act where he says "I do put some jokes in between the curse words."  All Bischoff and Russo had were the curse words.

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  9. 12 hours ago, Zimbra said:

    I wonder how those guys from the "air raid crash off the roof" video are doing today.

    Their screams and kid behind the camera with the Butthead voice saying “you guys okay?” live in my head and it’s been like 20 years!

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  10. It's just shocking that Rock is so far up his own ass that he thought the storyline, as written, would have worked.  But that's fame for ya.  Surround yourself with yes men until you're completely out of touch and think you can do no wrong.

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  11. I'm absolutely positive that producers working for Vince McMahon (a guy who had Apollo Crews running around carrying a spear in 2021) felt completely empowered to use racist language, both coded and overt, and that's some bullshit.  It's completely unacceptable.  

    Now, their reason for refusing to do the job is hilarious because it's WWE.  I stopped watching in 2016 due to, let's say their rather overt political ties to a very awful person.  But by that point, they'd buried their men's tag belts so far down you'd need Steve and Alex to go look for them.  Jobbing your tag champs to elevate singles stars was standard operating procedure.

    So Sasha and Naomi were kind of ridiculous to refuse to job in those circumstances.  HOWEVER, pushing back against that refusal by being a racist, sexist piece of shit is a zillion times worse.  

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  12. 3 hours ago, TheVileOne said:

    Brian Gewirtz blames Cody Rhodes' booboo face for screwing up The Rock vs. Roman Reigns at WrestleMania 40. It was supposed to be a kick-ass, inspiring promo about how The Rock was going to beat Roman Reigns for the title at WrestleMania 40.

    https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/brian-gewirtz-says-cody-rhodes-220000817.html

    I'm impressed Gewirtz can do interviews with Rocks balls in his mouth.  Truly impressive.

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  13. On 5/18/2024 at 3:59 PM, Curt McGirt said:

    In comparison to the usual horror of my personal life that I post in this thread, I have been hit up on Facebook by a woman who is not only a metalhead but worked as a wrestler (!!!) for the indie promotion CLAW, which I am totally unfamiliar with. Apparently I've met her before but due to my issues I don't recall her at all. I get the feeling this might be a good friendship, and god knows I need some support. Friendship, relationship, it doesn't matter. She seems wonderful. Wish me luck.

     

    22 hours ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

    Good luck in your budding relationship/friendship. I have a date coming up Friday. I'm so nervous and excited. I haven't been on a date in years. 

    Best of luck to both of you!

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  14. 33 minutes ago, dragonzombie said:

    Here's the list of EX games. Later Fighting Layer.

    https://gamefaqs.gamespot.com/games/franchise/1661-street-fighter-ex-fighting-layer 

     

    The live action movie got a Mortal Kombat like game for arcades, with digitized actor sprities. The PS1 and Saturn games are more like SSF2T, because Capcom reused the SSF2T engine. So not really ports either.

    https://www.fightersgeneration.com/games/sf-themovie.html

    https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/StreetFighterTheMovie

    I remember that game! Boy was that shit.  
     

    Unrelated, but man, fighting games have passed me by.  I remember buying two of the six button Genesis pads to play Super Street Fighter 2: The New Challengers in the mid-90s.  It was all so fun and simple.  Nows it’s all combos, parries, other techniques I don’t understand, hitboxes, meta, etc.

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  15. Also, wrestling, while physically demanding, is still a work.  You can have an easy match where you “take a night off” to nurse an injury.  You can wrestle your same old low effort routine match.  You can also wrestle six man matches around the horn like Flair did when he was injured in either the mid or late 80s (can’t be bothered to check house show results right now), where I’m sure the other Horsemen did the majority of the work.  So yeah, fuck Flair for lecturing a real competitive athlete and having the nerve to compare the two.

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  16. 12 hours ago, Niners Fan in CT said:

    When it comes to Mercedes, there's an elephant in the room that I'm not wanting to address on this platform because we are supposed to be having a good time on this board just talking wrestling.  

    I don't want to bring U.S. politics into it but if you lived here,  you'd understand where I'm coming from when I see the online discourse surrounding her and her career decisions over the years. 

    It’s kind of bullshit to say something like this.  And if you’re going to accuse everyone here who disagrees with you about Mercedes of that, at least have the courage of your convictions and say what you want to say instead of half-assing it.  I know exactly what you’re talking about and look, just because one person here said something about Mercedes in the vein of what you’re alluding to, it doesn’t mean you can paint every person who simply doesn’t find her to be a good performer with that brush.  That’s a load of shit and is unfair to a large percentage of the people in this community.  Do better.

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