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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:21 am

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DSafetyGuy wrote:I have spent far too much time going down YouTube rabbit holes on "X" shoots on and buries "Y" clips, but I find I really enjoy Jim Cornette's rants, particularly at Vince Russo and Dixie Carter and I've watched less than a minute of TNA in my life.
Just curious, has Brian G. ever commented to you how he feels about Vince Russo? Seems like some in the wrestling community really like him but others despise him with the passion of a thousands suns.
I've never talked to him about him, but I never really knew about Russo until the last couple years. Brian G. is rather non-confrontational and really interested in keeping his privacy (like how Edge and Christian didn't mention his name when he was at the live Jericho podcast in NYC), so I doubt he'd ever publicly discuss him.

I would guess Brian is not a fan, though.
Just getting back to this, I looked at Russo's wikipedia and I am pretty sure Brian's hiring was when Russo left. It said Russo was back for a little bit in 2002, so I think that would be the only time they overlapped.
When Brian was on Jericho's podcast, he said when he first interviewed with the WWF, he had several interviews with folks, including Shane, Linda, VKM and Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara. He said the only interview that went well was the one with VKM, which is really the only one that matters. IIRC, he said he was called back by the WWF for the writer's job after Russo and Ferrara went to WCW, but I assumed Brian and Russo worked together at some point. I think Russo came back to the WWE briefly after WCW closed, but I could be wrong about that.

Russo's an interesting character in pro wrestling. He was in charge of creative when WWF was at its peak and when WCW was at its peak, but it sure seems like he pissed off a lot of people along the way. A lot of wresters I've heard on various podcasts have buried Russo because he had some really stupid ideas (such as making David Arquette the WCW champion).
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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DSafetyGuy wrote:Just getting back to this, I looked at Russo's wikipedia and I am pretty sure Brian's hiring was when Russo left. It said Russo was back for a little bit in 2002, so I think that would be the only time they overlapped.
When Brian was on Jericho's podcast, he said when he first interviewed with the WWF, he had several interviews with folks, including Shane, Linda, VKM and Vince Russo and Ed Ferrara. He said the only interview that went well was the one with VKM, which is really the only one that matters. IIRC, he said he was called back by the WWF for the writer's job after Russo and Ferrara went to WCW, but I assumed Brian and Russo worked together at some point. I think Russo came back to the WWE briefly after WCW closed, but I could be wrong about that.

Russo's an interesting character in pro wrestling. He was in charge of creative when WWF was at its peak and when WCW was at its peak, but it sure seems like he pissed off a lot of people along the way. A lot of wresters I've heard on various podcasts have buried Russo because he had some really stupid ideas (such as making David Arquette the WCW champion).
Brian had earlier scripted some MTV stuff when they had a few WWF guys on for a one-off thing, which is how he met some of the guys, including Rock, and eventually got the job interviews. If my memory is correct, after the interviews, it was a "we'll let you know" situation and Brian went home. The day he got the call, Brian's roommate, another friend of mine, told him he had seen online that the WWF fired their writers. Later that day, Brian had a message on his answering machine.

I was listening to Prichard's "Wrestlemania 15" podcast over the last couple days. He said it was Russo's last one and that made me think about the dates. He was knocking Russo for all the swerves they did in that show, so he didn't seem to be that much against him (seems like some stuff was good and some stuff was bad). Schiavone likes Russo, mentioning in his podcast that Vince supported his style of announcing.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Current WWE and former ECW wrestler Rhyno ran for a seat in the Michigan House of Representatives last year, but lost. And I think Rick Steiner was on a school board, too. And of course, Jerry Lawler ran for mayor in Memphis years ago but lost.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:03 pm

Since it came up on Prichard's podcast this week about Jim Cornette and I had never previously seen it, I dug it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WngpAHJNDhQ

It is, um, NSFPrettyMuchAnyplace.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Cool drawing. I can identify everyone in this drawing except for the guy kneeling under Road Warrior Hawk.

ETA: Thanks to AB for letting me know who I missed.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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After Googling "WWE sun tattoo", I'm going with Edge
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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I want that, but a version that ends around like 1990.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Ryan wrote:After Googling "WWE sun tattoo", I'm going with Edge
Good call. There are some interesting omissions:

Hulk Hogan
Shawn Michaels
Undertaker
Triple H
Hurricane Helms
Zack Ryder
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by duff » Wed May 03, 2017 11:41 am

Where is Ben Wha?
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by A_B » Wed May 03, 2017 12:13 pm

duff wrote:Where is Ben Wha?
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Johnnie » Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:33 pm

LaVar Ball was on WWE. Watching Desus and Mero talk about it makes it tolerable.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 9:39 am

There is a degree of entertainment in this, mostly due to its absurdity:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLj714wNEH8
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Aug 08, 2017 11:40 am

Sabo, let me know if you want me to get Big Poppa Pump's autograph for you when Big Time Wrestling comes to Syracuse. $30 (plus service fee) for the meet and greet, in addition to an event ticket.

Sting's meet-and-greet is $75, but doesn't feel more overpriced than Gangrel's at $20.

Prices like that makes me wonder how they can only afford lawn signs for advertising around town.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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DSafetyGuy wrote:Sabo, let me know if you want me to get Big Poppa Pump's autograph for you when Big Time Wrestling comes to Syracuse. $30 (plus service fee) for the meet and greet, in addition to an event ticket.


Only if he has at least five freaks with him.

Then again, he might kill you if he suddenly experiences roid rage.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Sabo wrote:
DSafetyGuy wrote:Sabo, let me know if you want me to get Big Poppa Pump's autograph for you when Big Time Wrestling comes to Syracuse. $30 (plus service fee) for the meet and greet, in addition to an event ticket.


Only if he has at least five freaks with him.


Do those normally get sourced locally? I ask because I suspect the staff photos are not legit.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:02 pm

Just finished watching GLOW last night. I really enjoyed it. The three leads are good (Alison Brie, Marc Maron, and Betty Gilpin). As soon as it was over, I said to my wife that my three year old would probably love to watch wrestling.

Coincidentally someone emailed me today and offered me tickets to Summer Slam this Saturday. Hopefully the little guy can stay awake long enough to enjoy it.

I haven't watched wrestling since Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, and the Junkyard Dog were still at it. Any tips on what to look for?
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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DSafetyGuy wrote:
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DSafetyGuy wrote:Sabo, let me know if you want me to get Big Poppa Pump's autograph for you when Big Time Wrestling comes to Syracuse. $30 (plus service fee) for the meet and greet, in addition to an event ticket.


Only if he has at least five freaks with him.


Do those normally get sourced locally? I ask because I suspect the staff photos are not legit.


Don't know. IIRC, the "hos" for The Godfather in the WWE were all local strippers, so there's a precedent for acquiring local talent.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:38 pm

govmentchedda wrote:I haven't watched wrestling since Hulk Hogan, the Ultimate Warrior, and the Junkyard Dog were still at it. Any tips on what to look for?


Just go and have fun. The modern pro wrestling style is more athletic and acrobatic than the 80s and early 90s, so it might seem more exciting. But I haven't watched the WWE hardly at all since Wrestlemania, so I couldn't begin to tell you who's facing who at Summer Slam.
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Post by duff » Tue Aug 08, 2017 12:41 pm

Listen to some Steve and Larson podcasts (or on their YouTube channel. You can get a pretty good rundown on who is who. i also enjoy the guys at WhatCulture Wrestling. Or read up on whatever Dave Metzler puts out.
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Post by duff » Fri Sep 22, 2017 1:55 pm

That was painful to watch.
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duff wrote:That was painful to watch.


That match was mentioned in a podcast segment called "Awesome or Awful".

Enough said.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:43 pm

They never even mentioned how poor the commentary was. Of course, trying to put that over would have been a colossal waste of time.
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Post by Sabo » Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:23 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:They never even mentioned how poor the commentary was. Of course, trying to put that over would have been a colossal waste of time.


At one point, Cyrus mentioned the commentator said Bulldog was from "the province of Winnipeg", so it was touched on briefly.

I've watched a couple for other Bulldog matches before and they are all equally awful. I completely understand why they hated the guy.
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Post by brian » Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:38 pm

Despite not being much of a wrestling fan, after hearing so many stories about Ric Flair's partying glory days* I'm looking forward to this 30 for 30.

* - One of the tamer stories involved Flair running up a five-figure bar tab one night before a PPV and attempting to stick Eric Bischoff with the tab. After Bischoff refused to pay it, there was a tense standoff and Flair threatened to not perform and it took some United Nations-level negotiating to work out who would pay what and to convince Flair to perform. The night after the PPV, Flair did it again (and this time Bischoff just sucked it up and paid.)

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This is a tremendous read. Thanks to AB for sending it to me.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:36 pm

Rough day for former pro wrestlers. Nikolai Volkoff, Brian Christopher (aka Grandmaster Sexay from Too Cool) and Brickhouse Brown (a long-time heel in southern promotions in the 80s and 90s) all died today. I haven't seen a cause of death for Volkoff, but Christopher hung himself in jail after he'd been arrested for a DUI a couple of days ago, and Brown died from prostate cancer.

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Post by bfj » Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:43 pm

Volkoff was 70 and had heart issues. My buddy’s dad worked with him in some capacity for Baltimore County.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Ryan » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:33 pm

On March 5, 2016 appeared at Night of Legends at Billtown Wrestling in Williamsport PA, sang the "AMERICAN" National Anthem, teamed with Cash Money vs. KoKo B Ware and Jim Neidhart, only to have Cash Money turn on him and he smacked their heads together and caused them to get pinned much to the delight of the fans.
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I love the high five right before he leaps.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by bfj » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:33 am

King Kong Bundy. This one hurts more than Luke Perry.
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Post by L-Jam3 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:41 am

Arguably the most famous person who graduated my high school, or second to Linda Fiorentino.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Ryan » Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:13 am

One of the all-time best shots (and legit scary to a little kid) was getting Bundy lumbering into frame to beat up Andre at Maple Leaf Gardens.

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