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MonteCarl

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  1. A few years back WWE had a house show in town. I decided to treat myself with a front row seat as I'd never sat front row in all the shows I've ever been to over the years. One moment that always stands out to me is when the Wyatt family had their match against the Usos. The Wyatts were in the corner right in front of me and Harper was playing to the crowd. He looked at me, pointed at my Sami Zayn shirt, and gave me a thumbs down. It was a little thing. A tiny moment. But it was a really cool moment for me and one I think of every time I put on that shirt and every time I've seen him on screen since. That's all I've got.
  2. Knowing how much even being a part of the Star Wars universe meant to Sasha to begin with, actually getting to have a fight scene with Boba F'N Fett must've made her whole year.
  3. Jeremy Bulloch, the original Boba Fett, has passed away
  4. I was at Walmart earlier today (looking for the new MOTU Origins, which they had none of) and saw my first AEW fig in the wild. A black haired Kenny Omega. They also had the ring and AEW title.
  5. So happy for Rohit for winning the title. He's a friend of mine and it's so cool to see him get the big win.
  6. So I found out today via a random message on Facebook that I likely have a "long lost" half brother. This guy's wife sent me a message as such, and the information she gave points to this happening about a year before my parents were married. He would've been born two and a half months before their wedding, so the conception would've been a year before. I don't remember all the full details of my parent's courtship, but I believe it was brief, just a couple of months, and they were married right before he was shipped out to Vietnam, so the timeline does match up. She told me that my dad did know about him and that my dad did try to reach out shortly after he returned home, but he was denied by the women's father, then I guess never tried following up again. Anyway, those details aren't too important. I do believe it to be true, but looking up this guy on Facebook shows me he's likely not somebody who would really fit within our family at this time. Without going in to much detail about either side, let's just say his political leanings are far to the other side of the rest of us. I don't know if politics are a good enough reason to avoid reaching out to a long lost half brother, but with the current political climate, I dont think it would go well in the long run. Also, my father passed away over two years ago and my mother has been struggling a bit ever since. They were married over 50 years and were wonderful together. Introducing this right now could be too much for her. I also wonder if she already knows and they both just never told us after all this time? How would I even approach the subject with her, if I did? I emailed my other brothers letting them know the information I know to see what they might think about moving forward with it from here and am waiting to hear back. Its just such a weird thing to know right now.
  7. I really truly hope that the Best Match Ever starts with Randy Orton just kicking Edge square in the sack as soon as the bell rings and then beating him down with a chair for 2 minutes before walking away as the announcers cry about Randy ruining the Best Match Ever and the whole thing just being a ploy for Randy to get revenge from Mania.
  8. Would Tito winning the title be relative to when Jinder won it?
  9. Why was it that Fantismo advanced in the tournament over Tozawa when they both are at 2-1, yet the others in Group A with the 2-1 record will have a triple threat to see who advances?
  10. I'd love for Seth to pull a Mac from Always Sunny and gain 50 lbs and develop a Dad Bod over the next few weeks/months as he starts to lose focus in the ring because he's busy at home preparing for the upcoming birth of his child.
  11. I watched the making of TROS documentary in the Extras on Disney+ and while they were going through I was thinking "Yeah, that was a good part. Oh yeah, that part was cool. I liked that part" etc, despite otherwise not really liking the movie as a whole. Then I figured out that the movie is basically a big spot fest. Lots of neat little moments when thinking back or watching a scene out of context, but when put all together from beginning to end, it just doesn't gel and nothing really means anything. I think this movie was the most disappointing for me out of them all, even the prequels. I had high hopes for a big epic sendoff, but got a bunch of short "episodes" featuring the cast looking for one thing, then looking for another, then another, then a fight, then it's done.
  12. I've noticed whenever there's a squash match, they refer to the "jobber on duty" as NAMEOFGUY, from NXT. Yet the guy is not somebody who is a featured NXT performer, just somebody training at the PC. Point being, why would anybody who hasn't watched NXT be inclined to tune in on Wednesday nights when the job guys on RAW and SD are so-called "NXT Performers"? Doesn't make NXT look very great as a brand.
  13. I'm unable to log in to the Network both on my Roku as well as on my phone. Would be fun if the Network crashed on top of all the other craziness that has happened with the show this year.
  14. Since there will be no crowd, they can pretape and edit every match beforehand so nothing has to be LIVE. I say go all out with that and film/edit every match like an over produced action movie. Why not go all in with the thing at this point?
  15. Showerthought for the day: Why aren't there "near two counts"? Like, I've seen plenty of times where somebody kicks out JUST before the two count, but the ref still counts two even though the opponent has kicked out. If a ref is able to stop their count so quickly when it's a kickout right before 3, they should also be able to do it on 2. Carry on
  16. I don't mind that the EC has become the lead-in to Mania for the "other" main title shot. One brand gets their title match decided at the Rumble, the other brand gets their title match decided the next month in the EC. Makes each brand's contender earn their shot. That, of course, was thrown out this year when Reigns just decided he wanted the title shot, but.....y'know. WWE gotta WWE.
  17. Make it a TV Title that is defended every week. The challenger each week is "randomly" drawn from anybody currently in the Top 10 ranking.
  18. I remember a talking point about "giving away PPVs" on the Network being that WWE would actually make more money that way because 100% of the Network money goes right back to them, but they have to split a percentage of the PPV money several ways before WWE got their share. Also, with the PPV model, there would be PPV Parties where one person gets the show and many people show up to watch it. With the Network, the thought was that every one of those people who would go to a PPV Party would now subscribe to the Network, ultimately ending with with more revenue that way as well.
  19. Fiend drops the title to Goldberg at SuperShowdown, then goes on to beat Cena at Mania to get his heat back. Reigns wins the Chamber and goes to Mania against Goldberg to win the title. Reigns/Fiend post-Mania feud for months and months until all of Reigns's good will and any interest that is left in the Fiend is completely gone.
  20. Beat me to it with this reply. Yes, Becky just beat Asuka with the Rock Bottom in their last match on RAW. The one where Shayna attacked her afterwards. I don't recall Becky ever really using it or winning a match with it before that.
  21. I hate spam finisher matches. Cole hit a Sunrise on the floor on the outside. 3 minutes later it's like it never happened as Chiampa is right back up and delivering offense. That should've been a death move. Imagine Randy Savage ramming Ricky Steamboat's throat into the railing and less than 5 minutes later Steamboat is on the top rope hitting Savage with the crossbody. I don't wanna sound like an out of touch old timing, but it just don't make sense. And after all that, a weak belt shot is enough to keep Chiampa down. No, I did not like the main event
  22. Nikki Bella had multiple title reigns, including the longest continuous reign in the company at the time and headlined the first ever women's only PPV against Ronda Rousey. Brie......um.....married Daniel Bryan?
  23. Thank you to those who posted their support and thoughts on my unemployment situation. After having a few days to process and think about this, I am choosing the positive route in my thinking. This will be a good thing, ultimately. I don't think I'll ever get another job that pays what I was getting paid at my current job, but my wife is about to get a raise, plus she is tapped for a promotion next year that will close to double her salary. I have confidence that I can get a somewhat decently paying job and we won't be any worse off than we are now. Our only concern is our health benefits. Her job does offer insurance, but it's not great. I will likely take a month or two off to actually be home with the family before I start seriously looking for a job. I work 2nd shift and 4 days a week am not at home at night to be there for dinner, to put my son to bed, to go to his karate classes with him, and generally just be around. I'm really looking forward to being home. So, yeah. A huge turning point in our lives. It will be very strange to be back in the hunt for a new job, and then to start all over again at the bottom of the ladder. But it will be ok. It won't be easy, but we'll make it work.
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