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  1. Alexa Bliss bleeding goo coincidentally only put back the wrestling business back 29 years.
  2. There is a Danielson vs. Nakajima match that happened in 2008 ROH (Glory by Honor). There even was a NOAH house show match Danielson & Roderick Strong vs. Nakajima & Miyahara. Obviously, all are different wrestlers now, but still.
  3. It's probably dangerous to try to read between lines if the lines come from professional podcasters on a podcast, but to me it seems as if Red Ventures wants to change a lot conceptionally or whatever and at least Brad Shoemaker and Vinny Caravella did not like that direction. Every time Jeff Gerstmann began talking about the future or new opportunities due to Red Ventures (without saying that name, of course), Brad and Vinny became completely stonefaced. Alex Navarro either was better in hiding his feelings, or him leaving was more the result of the other two leaving. Of course it could
  4. As this seems to be one of the more popular video games web sites here: it seems as if most of the senior staff of Giantbomb have given their notice and will leave the site this week.
  5. I was also just recently going through the Wrestlemania X to KOTR 94 Raws (now I am somewhere between KOTR and Summerslam) and yeah, 94 WWF booking is so weird. I get that they do these angles that are never resolved on TV to build up house shows, but who would buy a ticket to see IRS vs. Tatanka or Jerry Lawler vs. Duke Droese? Also, why does every Raw have to have a King's Court? Can't you show some variety in your interview segments?
  6. I just recently went over the list and wondered when the next human sets foot on the moon, if there will still be one of the Apollo veteran's left. Currently, there are 5 people alive, who have walked on the moon. I realize that there are plans for moon landings within the next couple of years (NASA plans a landing in October 2024, Russia and China have plans as well), but if those plans get shifted by a year or two, chances get bigger and bigger that none of those 85+ year-olds are still with us then.
  7. What will stay most with me of the nominated movies I have seen is some really bad casting regarding age of the characters the actors are supposed to play. The worst offender here is Mank. Gary Oldman plays a guy in the lifespan from 30 to 40. The age of the main character is not THAT important, but the actors playing his brother and wife are 25-30 years younger than him, which really took me out of it. Also the scenes where he is flirting with Amanda Seyfried's character get a completely different feeling when you realize that both were the same age in real life (actually Seyfried's character
  8. So to get less carny they will get more carny?
  9. Dave even said the business is putting the pressure on the people, not WWE. And yes, TV wrestling is a look-based business. If you don't look good or unique, you always will have to fight an uphill battle, no matter your sex. If you are talented enough otherwise, yes, you might succeed anyway, but good (or unique) looking wrestlers will get more changes than ordinary looking ones. And in "TV wrestling" you can strike the "wrestling" part, or even the "TV" part. There have been enough studies that have shown that lot of thing in professional life are heavily effected by looks, and not just race
  10. I have no idea what any of this means, but I guess translated into English this means to finally "Get the W(restling) Out"? I would have also liked to make a joke like "what buzzwords are next? NFT?" but they already did that.
  11. That face is sadly more saying "Why does it always rain on me?" than "Raindrops keep falling on my head" or "I'm singing in the rain".
  12. Will this be followed by docs on Frank the Clown and Ellsworth guy?
  13. Sure, but can't they produce two feeds, one with and one without cutting off the sound?
  14. Am I the only one who noticed a 3.5 count early on in the main event? Shirai forgot to kick out (I rewound three times to make sure that the first count was not just the ref hitting the mat) and the ref reacted quickly by just continuing counting. Also the landing of that dive from the top of the skull must have hurt. The production of this for the Network (and I suppose Peacock) really pissed me off. Turning off the sound (for a couple of seconds) every time the USA Network goes to and comes back from commercials is amateur hour. Twice they even faded to black.
  15. What's your personal over/under how long you can watch the show before you wish that here was no crowd in the arena instead of having to deal with "this is awesome", "one, two, ... two, sweet", "let's go x, let's go y" etc. chants, with the same stupid faces as always in the front row etc. (besides all Covid stuff)?
  16. "Hey Bruce, do you know some black guys who wrestled in the past?" - but yeah, even if the whole process was just Vince asking Bruce or Hayes to give him some names, it's weird that those are the names they came up with.
  17. Luna Vachon (active until 2007) got in a couple of years ago and, well, Brickhouse has wrestled as late as 2016.
  18. How is Dr. Death, a guy who was wrestling during the Attitude era, a "legacy wing" candidate? And Buzz Sawyer and Brickhouse Brown were about the same age as he was (all were born in 59 or 60). Hall, Nash and Hogan all were older then they were, Davey Boy was barely younger.
  19. I just watched this yesterday. I am a bit torn regarding Langella, I have to admit I have never heard about the Chicago 7 before this movie, so I don't know how accurate this stuff is, but the judge is almost comical in his villainousness, like how could any juror take this trial serious. But again, maybe this was exactly how this played out. I guess I will put the rest of my thoughts in spoilers tags.
  20. I guess some things never change. From what I have seen, he was the only reason to watch Power Pro more than 20 years ago.
  21. I just recently discovered this series and so far have only seen the first season. I am liking the show quite a lot, though I must admit that space exploration or whatever you want to call it is a topic I am really interested in in general. The show definitely is not without flaws: sometimes it feels directionless (or jumping back and forth between completely different directions way too fast), one of the plot lines (at least in season 1) feels completely tacked on and society is portrayed as much more open and politically correct than I expect the late 60ies and early 70ies were in the U
  22. Wikipedia says that is really was Owen (I am too lazy to confirm this on the Network, though The History of WWE says the same) who eliminated Valentine.
  23. I don't know, no one shit on early-50ies Tenryu holding the triple crown and beating guys in their late 20ies (Kea) or early 30ies (Kojima) to defend it. The problem is that Edge was not even a believable threat to anyone when he was 35, so why should he suddenly be one 12 years later?
  24. Plus those no-compete clauses probably would not hold up in court anyway. I mean it's the opposite of being an independent contractor. (For example when Lesnar tried to challenge his no-compete (which obviously had a much longer duration, but I doubt the duration of the clause really mattered), WWE quickly caved, probably knowing that they would have no prayer in court and a ruling would have set a bad precedent for them.) It's just that no one usually tries to challenge that clause as if you are let go, you are still getting paid for those three months which for most people is preferable to a
  25. Disorderly Conduct also used that Hollywood Blondes theme. I would guess that theme was used by WCW at least as much as the Orient Express theme was used by WWF.
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