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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Bensell » Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:32 pm

Sabo wrote:I'm watching Raw on DVR and have only caught the first 75 minutes or so, but this has been the best stretch of Raw in ages.
Raw was great last night, but we all know it's only a matter of time until the fuck the storylines up.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by DSafetyGuy » Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:01 pm

For any of you who might be interested in this sort of thing, Chris Jericho's most recent podcast episode (#137) is an edited version of the "Monday Night Wars" debate between Eric Bischoff and Bruce Pritchard from before the Royal Rumble a couple months ago.

Feel free to skip over the beginning part (30 minutes, maybe longer) which is Chris and a friend talking about their trip to the Rock 'N Roll Hall of Fame induction.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by brian » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:47 am

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Billy Corgan joins TNA creative team. I'll get the lowdown on this next time I talk to Mike.

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Ouch.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Now THAT'S a strong man!

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by brian » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:37 am

Wasn't sure to put this in the podcasts or wrestling thread, but decided it might be more interesting to wrestling people, but SI did a surprisingly long feature on Mike Tenay's history with pro wrestling and his sports betting podcast.

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Post by brian » Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:32 pm

I had to buy this T-shirt. Only available today.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Jan 08, 2016 2:09 pm

brian wrote:I had to buy this T-shirt. Only available today.
I've seen that shirt for sale many times. Always wanted to buy one, so I might as well get it today.

Thanks for the link.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:42 pm

This one's for Ryan. A Piper's Pit with "Iron" Mike Sharpe.

ETA: I wasn't aware of this when I posted the video, but "Iron" Mike Sharpe passed away this weekend.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:56 am

Anyone else watching Wrestlemania tonight?
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by howard » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:33 pm

This guy:
Who knows? Maybe, you were kidnapped, tied up, taken away and held for ransom.

Those days are gone forever
Over a long time ago
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by rass » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:43 pm

Sounds like getting into the stadium is a clusterfuck. I can't understand how a place that hosts 8 NFL games a year, who knows how many concerts, plus at this point every other big sporting event there is can fuck something like that up.

And no, not watching.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:59 pm

rass wrote:Sounds like getting into the stadium is a clusterfuck. I can't understand how a place that hosts 8 NFL games a year, who knows how many concerts, plus at this point every other big sporting event there is can fuck something like that up.

And no, not watching.
I read a report that the WiFi system that controlled the electronic ticket devices was down, so they weren't letting anyone in. For the first match on the pre-show, there were less than 10,000 people inside the stadium. It was kinda fun to watch a match in an almost empty cave.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Johnnie » Sun Apr 03, 2016 6:02 pm

I'm watching on a totally legal stream.

Who the fuck is Fifth Harmony?

Edit:

The other night I watched Theo Von's stand up special from Netflix. Tonight I get to see The Miz. Real World alums that made it! Yea!
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Johnnie » Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:36 pm

Oh man. This is gunna be so good.

Edit

No idea how you survive a damn fall like that without breaking your body. Fucking nuts.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Johnnie » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:51 am

Best booking of the night!

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:54 am

Remember this guy?

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Well, he attended the Wrestlemania Axxess fan event and got a pretty awesome picture with the Undertaker:

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Ryan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:58 am

Sabo wrote:This one's for Ryan. A Piper's Pit with "Iron" Mike Sharpe.

ETA: I wasn't aware of this when I posted the video, but "Iron" Mike Sharpe passed away this weekend.

I missed this. Thanks, and aw.
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Ryan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:00 am

Johnnie wrote:The other night I watched Theo Von's stand up special from Netflix. Tonight I get to see The Miz. Real World alums that made it! Yea!
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Johnnie » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:33 am

Ah, shit. Mary Ellis Bunim is turning in her grave with my mistake.

And how did you do that ladder thing? That's weird.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by BSF21 » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:38 am

I haven't watched pro wrestling since I was in my teens, but from the highlights I'm seeing, everything that happened last night was basically a syringe full of nostalgia to me, Pulp Fiction style. The Rock? Foley? Austin? Shane M, for some reason?
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Ryan » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:52 am

Johnnie wrote:And how did you do that ladder thing? That's weird.
It's a brick wall, and it's one of the few twitter memes that never gets old to me. So I copied and pasted one.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:16 am

BSF21 wrote:I haven't watched pro wrestling since I was in my teens, but from the highlights I'm seeing, everything that happened last night was basically a syringe full of nostalgia to me, Pulp Fiction style. The Rock? Foley? Austin? Shane M, for some reason?
It's a fundamental problem the WWE has right now. All of the wrestlers who made the promotion a ton of money are either retired, injured or no longer with the company. So every time there's a big event, they bring back the nostalgia to remind you of how great things used to be.

Now, they have some existing talent who could make them a lot of money but they're afraid to pull the trigger on them for some reason. Dean Ambrose could be the second coming of Razor Ramon (minus the drugs and alcohol), but he always comes up short in the big matches. Why? Who knows. Instead, they push a guy (Roman Reigns) as the hero for the masses, and he gets booed every time he's out there. He's booed because the fans know he's been anointed by McMahon to be the next John Cena, so they do all they can to make him look good. The fans resent that. The fans made an impact two years ago when Daniel Bryan won the title at Wrestlemania 30 almost exclusively because of how popular he became without the WWE pushing him. I guess Vince feels the fans had their say once and now he's going to do what he wants.

Wrestlemania is often a springboard for younger talents to jump into the main event stage. They didn't do any of that last night except for letting Baron Corbin win the battle royal. It makes no sense to have Chris Jericho win since he's not a full-time WWE wrestler any more. It makes no sense to have Brock Lesnar win over Ambrose as completely as he did since Lesnar is a part-time attraction.

The WWE has some GREAT talent, especially in NXT (essentially their farm system). The best match of the weekend was Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura, which was on the NXT card Friday night. This was Nakamura's first match in the WWE (he's was a huge star in Japan, wrestling for New Japan Pro Wrestling), and their match probably won the match of the year. The match between Bayley and Asuka for the NXT women's title was damn near as good. There is good wrestling in the WWE these days, but the company doesn't showcase it on their biggest TV programs because they don't want to take a chance on them yet. I guess they're happy with all the merch sold by Cena and New Day and they don't want to mess with that steady income.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by rass » Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:03 am

I felt aswirl with warm secretions.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Mon May 02, 2016 10:56 am

Don't try this at home.



Aside from a severe concussion, that guy (Enzo Amore, who's been on the WWE main roster for about a month) is fine.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by brian » Wed May 04, 2016 3:59 pm

Unfortunately, Bobby Heenan might be the next big wrestling name to go. He's been battling cancer and a variety of ailments for awhile and isn't doing so well.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Fri May 20, 2016 9:17 pm

Andre the Giant is the best.

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Jun 03, 2016 10:44 am

This is probably the most acrobatic wrestling match I've ever seen. It's fantastic.

http://njpwworld.com/p/s_series_00392_6_08
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:41 am

One of the Twitter accounts I follow is creating Magic: The Gathering cards for various pro wrestlers and they're flat-out awesome:

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Post by duff » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:26 pm

Those are fucking awesome.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Johnnie » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:28 pm

I just nerdgasm'd hard.
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Post by Sabo » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:44 pm

He's done cards for wrestlers from Japanese and English promotions, too. If any others catch my eye, I'll post them.

The Twitter account is @SenorLARIATO if anyone is interested.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:24 pm

Sabo wrote:He's done cards for wrestlers from Japanese and English promotions, too. If any others catch my eye, I'll post them.

The Twitter account is @SenorLARIATO if anyone is interested.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

Post by Sabo » Mon Aug 29, 2016 10:52 am

This might be of interest only to SL22, but rumors are going around that the Headbangers are going back to the WWE.

I find it interesting that three Swampers have ties to someone who works (or worked) in the pro wrestling industry. It's not exactly the easiest business to advance to the higher levels like the WWE or TNA.

And for those that don't know, here are the connections:

- DSafetyGuy went to college with Brian Gewirtz, who was a lead writer for the WWE for almost a decade.

- Brian is friends with Mike Tenay, who's been a wrestling announcer for AAA (a Mexican lucha libre organization), WCW and TNA.

- SL22 used to play kickball with Headbanger Mosh.
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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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Re: Official Pro Wrestling thread

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