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  1. Oh holy shit. Just Drew, you are alright, my man.
  2. I wish WON would put the timestamps in the description of the show. I don't want to browse their board for that shit. I'll just blindly hit the "skip 2 minutes" button until Dave's moved on to something else.
  3. Professional motherfucking wrestling, everybody. Just the absolute best. Love it. Because his pettiness knows no bounds. It's amazing to me that We Have CM Punk at Home un-retires shortly after the genuine article did. Just crazy timing. Piper had a longtime collaborator in the promo department that granted him superhuman charisma and rendered his incomprehensibility a non-issue. You may know him as the assistant screenwriter behind No Holds Barred. That collaborator's name was Cocaine.
  4. Yeah, MLW has a point in that WWE probably did ask Fox, who owns Tubi, to kindly do them a solid and remove MLW from their platform. Does it rise to the level of something that can get its day in court? And, if so, can MLW fight that court battle? This is America. It's not about who's right. It's about who has the stomach and the wallet to fight it out.
  5. I just think we need a thread called Wrestling Personalities You Just Don't Like. In this thread, we can air our grievances, get it off our chests, and nobody is allowed to disagree. @The Naturalcan talk about Hulk Hogan, I can bring up Jim Ross and Cody, @just drew can say his piece about the Bucks, etc. etc. and then we can move on.
  6. I'm seeing that weird issue again where the board doesn't stay signed in. I use Firefox. Last time, it was because I wasn't checking "remember me" and that resolved it. This morning, it's happening again. I logged in, left the box checked, went to a thread, and at the bottom I have the "you must sign in..." message.
  7. I unsubscribed to the WON because I was getting OCD about their podcasts and felt like I had to knock them out every time I had one because I was paying for it. So I was missing a lot of other pods I liked. I resubbed a few weeks ago because I was out of stuff to listen to on a particular weekend, but now I don't care so much and have taken a new approach -- I just skip past anything I don't care about. I can get an Observer show done in a half hour. Dave's talking about ratings for 10 minutes? Nope.
  8. She's filling up her Special bar so she can hit the Jaded and win the match.
  9. The very best Vince height story is the one Jericho tells about Vince thinking he could beat up Frank Shamrock, having zero idea who Shamrock was and just based on Shamrock's height. "I figured I could take the midget." Fucking size queen imbecile. We have a park with a big lake about a block away and those geese hiss at us like a motherfucker. All I can do is think about escape plans or whether I could just punt those fuckers if they decide to attack. THANK YOU! This is the most ponderous part of these anti-Bucks posts. These guys stooge like their name was Larry Fine. The Road Warriors ran to the ring, killed dudes, sold nothing, and walked off in like a minute. I have never seen the Bucks do that. Their heel psychology is amazing. My wife tolerates wrestling and isn't into the blood and guts (which, I may remind you, sets the business back 35 years) but she got caught up in the Bucks vs Candace & Joey Guerrilla Warfare match and loved it. She was listening to music with headphones on and still understood the entire story. Seriously, heel psychology-wise, they know their shit. I think a lot of the resentment the Bucks get is because they got over initially by taking the piss with WWE, with all the NWO and Clique gestures and over the top stuff, and then used WWE's cease and desist order to their advantage. Like deep down, people believe the Bucks made their name off someone else's gimmick and don't deserve to be here. But I have to tell you, I've watched them for 11 or 12 years and they've improved massively and become excellent professional wrestlers. You don't get that successful on gimmickry and nothing else.
  10. You mean there's no special lady in your life who wouldn't want a Hulk Hogan marital aide?
  11. My dude, if you're this caught up on size, maybe AEW is not for you. Vanilla midgets...lollipop guild. Come on. Honestly, I mean no offense by this. I'm just restating something I know I posted a while back: if you don't like watching smaller wrestlers, or if you find smaller wrestlers getting over on bigger wrestlers offensive/unbelievable, you're going to have a bad time watching a wrestling company built around smaller wrestlers. Even Punk and Danielson, who you are seemingly giving a pass, are two small for today's WWE.
  12. Yeah, that story always sounded kind of bullshitty in a real smark-baiting way. Your scenario is so much more likely than the alternative, that Bischoff and Hogan conspired to make sure Hogan got ALL the toy profits, then they somehow got the toy company onboard with this whole plan and everybody had no problem with putting the same Hogan SKU on every figure. Like nobody in the toy company would say, "hey guys, this feels kind of skeevy." Wouldn't it have been easier to tell the toy company, "forward us the profits and the numbers and we'll distribute the merch money as we see fit" and then just give it all to Hogan if that was then plan? I agree with Karl Stern when he talks about conspiracies. Big conspiracies rely on large groups of people not being incompetent and also being able to keep their mouths shut, and when has either ever happened? I'm more a believer in Occam's razor and the axiom "never ascribe malice when stupidity is a valid explanation."
  13. Dave would have released the winners earlier but it was 13 minutes to Judge Wapner so there was no time.
  14. I should have quantified that better! They’re fucked as far as ever having another massive crossover megastar goes. They’ll probably be fine generating CONTENT~! featuring 2-3 top guys and 20x as many interchangeable midcarders exchanging meaningless wins until the sun burns itself out.
  15. @supremebveDon’t forget WWE didn’t even have anything to do with Rock or Austin breaking out. Vince’s initial ideas for both, Rocky Maivia and The Ringmaster, were garbage. The best thing Vince did for them was get out of their way once both men found their groove. Now everything is so controlled, these current guys will never have room to figure it out like Rock and Austin did. Nobody is allowed to go out there and cut their own promos, let alone radically change their character on their own. So what hope do they really have of ever having a breakout superstar again? Maybe to put it more succinctly, the biggest stars WWE ever had developed on their own, usually in spite of creative, not because of it. Now WWE doesn’t allow that. They’re fucked.
  16. Care to share names of the YouTube channels with the old house shows? I get my old timey fix from Monsoon Classic and Classic Wrestling Stuff right now. I just watched 1986 UWF and saw Koko Ware vs Rob Recksteiner. That was pretty wild because I never knew Steiner ever worked under his real name.
  17. Five years now, for me, and zero regrets. This is coming from a lifelong fan who got into wrestling in 1985 because of WWF.
  18. I was going to say…yeah, they don’t even want to pay wrestlers in the US! In that tip, I have to say the whole NIL thing freaks me out. They’re firing wrestlers while paying pretty college athletes who may never become wrestlers but have good social media numbers. Everything WWE is doing is as far away from pro wrestling as you can get.
  19. Right. I think Fox’s point of view is, why would we want to pay for the same wrestlers people already see on Monday, making ours a secondary product? And that makes sense. But as you said, I’m not sure they can keep a satisfactory brand split if they keep firing guys.
  20. There was a scary moment where I thought we had another injury situation on our hands when Riho and Jamie did that table spot that ended with the table and Riho coming down on Jamie’s leg. I love AEW but they need to pull back a little on the garbage stuff. Especially spots like that one, which don’t seem very well thought out.
  21. I think the issue is Fox doesn’t want the same Superstars~! on both shows. And/or both networks want their own roster.
  22. I saw that they’re taping Dark tonight with all other champions wrestling as well. Top 5 wise, I know Danielson, Cole, and Wardlow wouldn’t be smart right now, but I absolutely would rather see Hangman vs Hobbs or even Scorpio than Sammy/Dustin.
  23. Yeah, Ruby Riho’s victory roll flippy doo into a spear was, as you said, cool in theory but ugly in execution. Ruby is charismatic and usually an above average worker, but is absolutely proof positive that you can be good at wrestling without necessarily being athletic.
  24. Holy shit, who had “understaffed due to firings, WWE borrows talent from Impact to fill Rumble spots” in their 2022 predictions? Weirdest timeline. Slash your payroll, ruin your talent pipeline, then hire cheap labor from somebody else when you need it. I guess this is the wrestling equivalent of offshoring staffing. WWE did want to be run like a real corporation, I guess.
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