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    Also on the subject of small guys all roided up, didn't Adrian Nevelle (PAC) used to be a scrawny guy back in his European wrestling days. I see him now and all that muscle mass he has just looks so disproportionate to his body.

    He generated that mass during his stint in Dragon Gate.

     

     

    I remember him showing up to wrestle Steen in PWG and fans were chanting "you got huge" and "PAC Lesnar."

     

    It's also a match I specifically recall for "THIS IS WRESTLING, YOU FUCKFACE!"

     

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mdWEpbBjJ4g

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    And also, the WWE's champions list since the Hogan era includes Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit, Eddy Guerrero, CM Punk, Mick Foley, Edge, Jeff Hardy and Daniel Bryan. None of those guys are bodybuilders at all

    Can we get past the "Vince only likes muscle guys?" talking point that any shred of evidence shows is false?

     

    Please.

     

    Most of the guys in that list got roided up in order to qualify for a world title push.  One of them was so roided up he died.  Get out of here with this disingenuous bullshit.

     

     

    There's a difference between using steroids and having a roid frame. That's what I meant. None of them looked like The Ultimate Warrior or Hogan or Diesel or Taker or Kane. There are plenty of smaller framed guys/shorter guys who had big runs.

     

     

    Your point was Benoit, Eddie, Rey, blah blah "prove" that Vince likes more than just muscle guys.  My point is that Vince wouldn't have pushed any of them if they hadn't become muscle guys.  Fuuuuuuck.  You are the most willfully obtuse person here.

  3. And also, the WWE's champions list since the Hogan era includes Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, Steve Austin, Chris Jericho, Rey Mysterio, Chris Benoit, Eddy Guerrero, CM Punk, Mick Foley, Edge, Jeff Hardy and Daniel Bryan. None of those guys are bodybuilders at all

    Can we get past the "Vince only likes muscle guys?" talking point that any shred of evidence shows is false?

     

    Please.

     

    Most of the guys in that list got roided up in order to qualify for a world title push.  One of them was so roided up he died.  Get out of here with this disingenuous bullshit.

  4. Has any good ever come from a TV exec saying to a showrunner "make this more of a procedural"?

     

    There are 236 procedurals on television. People already have plenty to choose from. You can't force shows that obviously don't have that format into being one.

     

    Reminds me of that story about CBS adapting Supergirl but deciding, yes, it has to be a police show with a different case every week.

     

    Well, big 4 TV execs don't know shit, creatively-speaking.  They are extremely risk-averse and just go for what's proven, what's safe, and what appeals to the lowest common denominator.  Why push the envelope when every iteration of CSI/NCIS/L&O draws eyeballs?

     

    And they wonder why we flock to AMC, HBO, Showtime, etc.

  5. From what I recall, Baltimore's Sinclair-owned Fox affiliate -- the flagship station of their company -- was (still is?) the only non-union station in the area.  Not because of their political leanings -- though I'm sure that helps -- but because being non-union means they can have salaried employees work 60 hour weeks with impunity and allow interns to do technical work that paid staff should be doing.

     

    Is it any wonder that ROH was turned down when they asked execs for more money?  I'm surprised Sinclair doesn't just ask Delirious to train their interns to wrestle.

  6. Sinclair is awful and I don't really see much of a future for ROH.  Everyone I've known who has worked for them (I used to work in broadcasting in Maryland) has told me nothing but bad things, especially regarding how cheap they are.  I'm seriously surprised they shelled out the cash to switch to HD.  They probably got a barter deal.

     

    I just Googled "sinclair broadcasting cheap" and found this awesome thread.

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    I say this because the Baltimore crowd at GAB 1996 is really nice. They applaud after moves or sequences they appreciate and are into anything as long as the wrestling is strong. GAB 1996 is one of those PPVs that I don't know if people talk about it much, but it is a REALLY awesome show with tons of variety in-ring. 

     

    I was there, so you're welcome

  8. Good timing by Deadspin:

     

     

    Selma. "Whoa, hey, didn't we give all the Oscars to the black movie LAST year? We can't do that two years in a row! Now they're just being greedy." By the way, I know the real reason thatSelma got hosed: OPRAH. I don't trust any movie that has Oprah in it. Not Selma. Not Beloved. Not Lee Daniels' The Butler Presented By Oprah Brought to You by Maybelline. Any time Oprah appears in a movie, it is a deliberate attempt by Oprah to insert herself into critical moments in world history. I'm surprised she didn't play fucking Moses in Exodus. One day my kid's gonna bring home a history book, and it will say that Oprah was the one who discovered radium. Fuck Oprah eternally.

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  9. In an interview with Bob Odenkirk in The Irish Sun (newspaper), he says we're going to get a whole episode devoted to Mike soon that's "super heavy and dark, dark, dark".

    Cant freaking wait.

     

    I figured we'd get a look at Mike's past when he said he was from Philadelphia and then, later, wistfully said something like, "nobody wants to leave home."  I got the impression he was talking about not just the Kettlemans and the bookie, but himself as well.  I think he was forced to leave Philly and we'll get to see how. 

     

    On a side note, I saw a very young Mike in Gremlins and Beverly Hills Cop in the course of a few days a few weeks back.

     

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    Closet racist limousine liberals who throw a bone to minorities once in a while so they can pat themselves on the back and be all self-congratulatory about how progressive they are?  "I can't be a racist, I gave an Oscar to that fat black girl in Precious!"  I definitely believe that.  But then, why not Selma?  Why wasn't Selma their "black friend" this year?  That's where the other explanations come in.

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