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  1. Yeah, Magnum had that big run in Mid-South which Dusty was familiar with while Bret was headlining in Western Canada for a promotion his family owned. Bret would have been a lower card up and coming babyface with more wins but still kind of stagnate just like he was in WWF pre-Hart Foundation, maybe he works his way up the card to where he's at TV or US title level by 1987. Also Bret would never gotten that women want him/men want to be him vibe with the southern fans like Mags did. Neidhart as a single in JCP is totally in the Paul Jones Army and most likely moving on after he's asked to loose the goatee to the Boogie Man. I think the Bulldogs starting off as faces but making a heel turn would have worked in JCP, they would have needed a team who could bump for them and get sympathy which the Rock n Roll Express were perfect at. The Bulldogs vs. Road Warriors seems like it would have just ended up with Dynamite and Hawk no selling each other and becoming a border line fist fight. If the Midnight's went to the WWF they end up in the same slot The Hart Foundation were in and would have needed whoever was dropping the tag belts to want to drop it to them and not Sheik and Volkoff. Midnights vs. Strike Force a few years later would have been sweet. I don't see the Rock n Roll really clicking in the WWF.
  2. Do count out's count? Inoki beat Hogan in Japan via count-out in 84 or 85 and The Genius with Mr. Perfect's help beat Hogan via count out on SNME.
  3. Song written for the movie with the title in it, how was this not posted yet? Song that was so popular they made a movie and the tv show about it. Song with the movie title in the lyrics.
  4. If you had cable or a big dish you most likely had access to the USA and WTBS shows along with both syndicated shows from your local stations, if you didn't have cable and lived in a decent sized market you got both syndicated shows. The WWF was really overexposed if you had cable or a dish but the percentage of homes with cable in 1984 is still kind of low but growing every month. The WWE pushed myth that cable was the driving force of expansion is bit of revision on their part, syndication is the biggest factor tv wise when it came to the national expansion.
  5. USA Network would run house shows from MSG, Cap Center and the Spectrum in 1983 and 1984 so what you’re “What If’ing” kind of happened, sure you’d get over 10 minutes of SD Jones vs. Tiger Chung Lee but you’d also get stuff like the Sgt. Slaughter - Iron Sheik Boot Camp Match. The WWF was pretty overexposed in 1984 & 1985, they had All-Star Wrestling and Championship Wrestling in syndication, All-American Wrestling, Tuesday Night Titans, House Shows(1984), and Prime Time Wrestling(1985) on USA and World Championship Wrestling on WTBS. If you had access to MSG Network, Prism or NESN you could watch house shows from MSG, the Spectrum and Boston Garden.
  6. I bleed Black and Gold but I figured he’d get 2 or 3 games so he’d be out for the rematch in two weeks. Also if Garrett’s suspension goes into next season I can see the NFL scheduling both Steelers-Browns games early in the season before Garrett comes back.
  7. He should be out the rest of this season and all of next, he’s lucky he didn’t seriously hurt or kill Rudolph.
  8. The WFTDA International Championships are this weekend in Montreal, the big news is that Denver’s Lady Trample isn’t making the trip due to being stuck in the US immigration process and not wanting want to risk leaving the country. I have Rose City winning my bracket and they’re path got easier with Trample not playing.
  9. I liked the Blue Cage too and always popped when Lord Alfred Hayes would call it an "Iron Cage" or say something like "It's Iron Bars for Heenan!" Also the WWF used cages that had some height to them(big blue & fence style) while the other promotions used cages that were way way too short.
  10. Not everyone cost Vince that sweet sweet Slim Jim money like Savage did.
  11. What kind of joke was made at Chis Adams expense that has Hanson and that guy in front laughing, Sarge and Bobby Duncan holding in laughs and Hogan making a "I don't get it" face?
  12. Is AEW Mike a person or did he mean AEW Mic as in Microphone?
  13. Pittsburgh has always been a good wrestling town but the crowds are picky and won't be hot if it's even a slightly boring show, hence the "Here We Go Steelers" chants that used to happen at WWE events.
  14. Does Faygo even do ads outside of billboards in the Detroit area? Also can you even get it outside of the Rust Belt?
  15. Kind of surprised they haven't already had a slot machine deal since so many of the slots have some sort of old or new pop culture license.
  16. In my case they reeled in a pro wrestling fan who hasn't watched a wrestling program start to finish since 2007, it was good enough to get me to watch next week.
  17. They really don't want to start the regular season before Labor Day or push the Super Bowl deeper into February without the kicker of an extra home game each season or every other season if they would go to 18 or 17 games.
  18. That was pretty much Albano's look up to the mid-70's. My god does Piscopo ruin that movie.
  19. The Emmy broadcast is really bad, the “comedic” bits are groan worthy and the comments from Thomas Lennon? right after the winner is announced is annoying.
  20. Pitt with the trick play to beat UCF and the AAC refs!
  21. Thanks to some rain over the holiday weekend I ended up re-watching some flicks that used to run on cable every all the time back in the day but are kind of forgotten now. Tank - James Garner is a soon to be retired Army Sgt. Major who owns his own Sherman Tank and has an issue with the local Sheriff played by G.D. Spradlin. This movie really doesn't know what it wants to be but ends up being entertaining due to G.D. Spradlin hamming it up in a sort of serious way. The first half with Garner's character dealing with a changing Army could have been it's own movie or tv show kind of like Heartbreak Ridge, the second half is just ridiculous when they become folk heroes but it's so watchable. As someone who's formative years were in the mid-1980's the media really pushed someone wronged becoming folk heroes be it James Garner, C. Thomas Howell and a Sherman Tank or Helen Slater, Christian Slater and Yeardly Smith becoming folk heroes over a stolen moped in The Legend of Billie Jean. Summer Rental - So thankful this was never remade with either Tom Arnold or Cedric the Entertainer in the John Candy role, sure it's a doofy family movie but it has Rip Torn with his Rip Tornness turned up to 11 and Richard Crenna playing a straight up dick. This movie was on cable all the time from 1985 to the late 1990's yet it's somewhat forgotten or over shadowed by other John Candy movies. One Crazy Summer - I was 12 years old when this came out and it was clearly made for 12 year olds, it was a struggle to watch this the whole way through. Like Summer Rental there's a big sailboat race at the end to settle everyone's differences because that's how things were settled in beach town back then.
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