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  1. Huh. I honestly didn't expect that. I mean he's decent but nothing exceptional.
  2. After seeing this, I kinda want to believe that most people kayfabed Dusty's funeral and wore either their wrestling attire, their ring entrance attire, or at least a suit made to resemble their in-ring attire. Sort of like funerals in golden-age comic books, where everyone attended funerals in either their super hero costume, or put a dark suit on over top their super hero costume. Exactly. You can't see it in this picture but Tyson has a giant tabby cat airbrushed on the back of his jacket.
  3. I'd love to see Sasha call that match. Over/under on the number of times she quietly whispers through gritted teeth "stop flexing and rubbing your armpit!"
  4. Starrcade 83 mode with ultra realistic Gene Kiniski as referee who won't get out of the fucking way and ruins the match.
  5. Dario is awesome because he's not a traditional "heel" authority figure. He fucks with everybody equally because he's just an evil guy running a business.
  6. From reading this thread, the short answer seems to be "everything WWE does." Their shit is beyond stale and that's why I watch Raw on FFWD and actually only watch one segment or two. The show is fucking garbage.
  7. Public Service Announcement: You can play the GBA versions of Firepro on Retro Uprising right now. Plug a USB controller into your computer and fucking go nuts.
  8. Also, oh shit dudes Angelio is working PWG in July this is the best day ever
  9. England's Will Ospreay and Marty Scurll have been announced for BOLA. Akira Tozawa, the American Wolves, Jack Evans and ANGELICO are all working the July show, so they're all "maybes" for BOLA, I guess.
  10. TNA using King of the Mountain <=> WWE making Nikkie Bella longest reigning Diva Champ? Well Jarrett never got the date off King of the Mountain tattooed on his neck, so...
  11. I'm in the same boat as Tromataker. What's the point of booking an Iron Man match with no falls? It seems like we either had two primadonnas who didn't want to job clean or somebody getting a little too cute laying out the match. Either way, it was shit.
  12. Insert mandatory comment about how the last good game was No Mercy and how WWE games would be better with the "AKI Engine" here
  13. Mulligan looks like James Brolin in Amityville Horror
  14. Things I never expected to see in 2015: John Cena and Kevin Steen working a PPV program. John Cena deciding, at 38 and by all accounts pretty beat up, now is the perfect time to bust out the Code Red
  15. I think Chavo vs Mexico is like a Salman Rushdie thing. As soon as he assaulted Blue Demon, a fatwa was issued on his life. It is now the religious duty of any Mexican to kill Chavo, given the chance. Also, re Catrina
  16. The worst thing about watching old wrestling is that you find yourself playing "count the dead people." It's a sad indictment of the business when you're happy to hear that at least they died of natural causes and not the dreaded Wrestler Heart Attack.
  17. There was a period in Mid-Atlantic/Crockett when Dusty had the book and everybody had to reference Dusty in interviews. It was like "where's Poochy" and rather insane. Jimmy Valiant, for example, would be cutting a promo about his war on Paul Jones' Army and would have to add that Dusty had his back or something, just really awkward. Dusty was the top babyface and every babyface's best friend and no matter who was cutting a promo, you had to be told that Dusty was the man. It was rather neutering from a "getting over" perspective. Every fan was essentially told that it didn't matter who their favorite guy was; he wasn't Dusty so, basically, fuck 'em. I guess that's where some of the anti-Dusty sentiment came from. But shit, as someone else here said, that's a booker problem, not a Dusty problem. If the booker is going to make himself the top guy, the least he can do is be as awesome as Dusty was.
  18. I discussed this show with a coworker this morning and he had a great point. Season 1 was a comedy and season 2 tried to make a really clumsy and all-too-sudden transition to dramedy. Thing is, it's hard to do drama that when all of your characters are one-note caricatures. Red, Black Cindy, Crazy Eyes, Tastee, etc are all very broad, overplayed characters and glomming a depressing or overly dramatic backstory onto them is just so awkward and ham-fisted. You just can't give your comic relief characters gravitas and change the tone of the show by flashing back to their awful beginnings. It could have been done but it needed to be carried out slower and with better writing instead of "here's the stereotypical Latina cook, now let's see the dramatic tale of how she got here." I did enjoy season two but there's such a bizarre disconnect there between the characters as we see them in the present, played for laughs with very little nuance, and the circumstances revealed by their flashbacks.
  19. I read someplace that Orange is the New Black is written specifically to be binged, which changes how the show is paced. I can see that, as I watched the first episode of the latest season last night and pretty much nothing happened. It was definitely created with the idea that I'd be watching probably the second and third episodes, at least, at the same time. As a guy who really doesn't have much time to devote to TV and definitely does not binge watch, I don't like it. "We can write a dull episode because the next one will be good so the viewers will give us a pass" is not the best way to go about creating a show. Because if you don't binge, all you have today is a bad episode.
  20. About Dunn, all we have is the word of various former wrestlers, writers, etc. But hearsay is the same as anything else we hear and take as fact. I'm sure some of it is just guys with an axe to grind but still, where there's smoke, etc. Here's former writer Alex Greenfield talking about Dunn and the look of the broadcasts, for example: That's from this post by Greenfield, which is biased, I'm sure, but the truth is always in there somewhere. I doubt the guy is straight-up lying.
  21. How does watchwrestling.ch show up on an Android or PS4 browser?
  22. Well that just sucks. I'd never seen him wrestle until recently, with him and Ethan Page working PWG, but I thought he was good with the limited stuff I've seen him in. Regarding entrances: the Kevin Dunn-inspired homogenization is one of the things I hope goes away when he steps down.
  23. Finally got around to watching "It Follows." I liked it a lot, though the ending was a bit vague. So "It" had an aversion to water, I get that since there were definitely little hints throughout. But did they beat it in the end? 10 minutes in, I thought that Hugh should have just gone to a prostitute to buy some time (that would have put at least two people between him and It) and then left for Belize.
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