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  1. It's weird, I remember them using the term "medical facility" not "Medical centre", but maybe I'm thinking of something else...

    As for the phrase "blown up", it may just be to keep the wrestlers from getting on Vince's bad side. Remember when Truth wound up in the dog house when he asked for a bottle of water during his gauntlet run? It looked like he was getting set for a push, and then suddenly he was on the way to becoming, well, the Truth we have now.

  2. 37 minutes ago, John from Cincinnati said:

    Charlotte will star as a Tuscon cop in a Walking Tall remake on USA. 

    Is this the place to crack wise about who the producers really wanted before the company offered them Charlotte? Or do I need to take it down to the movie section?

    I hope they have back-up stunt people for when she injures the first batch.

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  3. 4 hours ago, HarryArchieGus said:

    JD Drake is a fantastic pro wrestler.  I can't imagine he doesn't end up somewhere after this nice run of Dark matches.  

    He looks like British comedian Johnny Vegas.

  4. Everyone talked about Crow Sting/Undertaker as a dream match, but if you ask me it was Surfer Sting, not Crow Sting, that would have been the perfect foil for Taker. He had the upbeat energy and visual aesthetic that would have been a perfect contrast with the darker, more methodical Dead Man.

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  5. 59 minutes ago, Eivion said:

    I actually want to hear how this was more of a problem.

    I think the issue is that "African-American who is proud of his heritage" is not, in and of itself, problematic; the problem is that the gimmick is intertwined with his heel turn. From Pez Whatley turning on Valiant, to the Nation of Domination, this combination is nothing new in wrestling, but the two aren't as inherently linked outside of wrestling as they once were.

    Reginald, on the other hand, is another in a long line of servant characters, both inside and outside of wrestling. One could write an entire thesis (and doubtless someone has) on the throughline from Gone With the Wind and Steppin Fetchit to Benson and that weird Civil War spy tv show that somehow won a Humanitas award, and on into the modern era.

    But I'm not speaking from a lived experience, so please forgive me if I'm wrong.

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  6. Piggybacking on the tag team trope - I hate it when the face is beat down, staggers to his corner, gets the hot tag... and then two moves later is tagged back in. Come on, man.  This happens in modern wrestling, old wrestling, big time PPVs, Dark matches... if the FIP comes back in and gets his ass beat again, it makes him and his teammate look dumb; if he comes back in and is fine and dandy, it makes the match look dumb.

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  7. I'd say Punk had two pretty memorable cash-ins, since the second one helped catalyze his heel turn.

    One problem is that between MitB, the Rumble, and the Elimination Chambers, there are too many established "win this to get a title shot" gimmick matches. But that's part and parcel of the WWE running every good thing into the ground.

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  8. 18 minutes ago, John from Cincinnati said:

    Does relationship status ever actually deter internet creeps? 

    Probably just the opposite.

    And you'd think "Bo Dallas is dating an attractive woman" would give internet creeps hope.

    Who is Paul Lee? At first I thought it was Brian Lee, except I conflated him with Brian Adams and Bryan Clark, because there were too many Brians in that time period.

  9. 1 hour ago, Technico Support said:

    Lollll.  Flagg points!I had that figure.  G.I. Joes were my shit.  I might have a Cobra tattoo.

    Fat Spanish Waiter, is that you?

    think the idea behind the Nightmare Family is that it's more of training group like they have in MMA, rather than a traditional wrestling stable a la Heenan Family. But that doesn't really come across since they don't really do any vignettes or anything along those lines. I guess by bringing in Aaron Solow they'll have a built-in subplot when the Nightmare Family/Team Taz feud reignites.

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  10. 33 minutes ago, Death From Above said:

    They could just have more women's content on Dark and trim the fat of having 62 squash matches a week. I like a good squash as much as the next man but a lot of Dark's run longer than really needed for me in the current format.

    I mean, 6 out of 13 matches listed above are women's matches. That's a pretty solid percentage. Although if you want to cut the Gunn Club match to make it an even 50/50 you have my unequivocal support.

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