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Old 10-12-2016, 09:05 AM
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To be honest I can't imagine his reaction was all that great.

He didn't go over clean or anything. From what I saw of the match he, in fact, didn't look very good at all in the match and only won because of Dean.

The conversation was more like "You're going to face AJ Styles and win, but only because of A LOT of help"
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Old 10-12-2016, 09:08 AM
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To be honest I can't imagine his reaction was all that great.
I'm not familiar with the guy's work, but with that look, you don't think his entire career is jobbing and fluke wins?
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:46 AM
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Ha. Touche
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:19 PM
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Ty Dillinger is being set up to be the next Sami Zayn. He'll be the one everybody betrays and treats like a door mat. He deserves it for flexing his ass cheeks. Ack. Ptui. Blecch.
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:21 PM
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I disagree.

Tye Dillinger is the next Tyler Breeze (must be a Ty thing...).

He's the one that is over with fans and is a good wrestler, but never wins anything of substance and will be brought out to put anyone who is new over
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Old 10-13-2016, 01:25 PM
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And you're saying Sami Zayn doesn't fill that role on the main roster?
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:15 PM
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And Billy Corgan, minority owner and President of TNA, has filed a lawsuit against TNA and Dixie Carter. Looks like the exact details are sealed at the moment, there is also some sort of retraining injunction being filed, presumably to prevent her from selling TNA while the lawsuit is still pending.
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:26 PM
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And Billy Corgan, minority owner and President of TNA, has filed a lawsuit against TNA and Dixie Carter. Looks like the exact details are sealed at the moment, there is also some sort of retraining injunction being filed, presumably to prevent her from selling TNA while the lawsuit is still pending.
She's probably pulling a Trump, trying to destroy the place since her parents won't give her more money to play with it.

Within a couple of months she'll be Executive Vice President of the Corner Office at Panda, with no duties and all employees in the same building ordered to be pleasant to her but never do anything she asks.
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Old 10-13-2016, 08:59 PM
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Yeah, whatever Dixie was offered during Bound for Glory weekend, she should have taken if she actually cared about the company being able to go forward, it looks like. Now a production company that was used for last year's Bound for Glory has filed their own suit.

Total Nonstop Deletion may yet be aptly named. If WWE does end up with it before it's filmed, I hope they do let them go all out.
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Old 10-13-2016, 09:11 PM
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If she had actually cared about anything more than her own ego, she wouldn't have insisted on the deal killer 'I have to be on TV' clause when they shopped it a couple of years ago.
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Old 10-14-2016, 04:39 AM
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Two big spoilers from tonight's NXT tapings;

SPOILER:

1. Roderick Strong, who was with ROH from its very beginning until just a few months ago, is now in NXT and is Austin Aries' partner for the Dusty Classic.

2. Mickie James, who was Women's/Divas champion a combined six times and has held TNA's women's title three times, will be challenging Asuka for her title at Takeover.
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Old 10-14-2016, 07:10 AM
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Damn, how did a rock star like Billy Corrigan actually wind up being a shrewd business manager and not snort all his money up his nose? TNA might actually wind up having a better self-destruct story than WCW.
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Old 10-14-2016, 08:06 AM
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I can only assume that Mickey James is in NXT for a brief period while Cena is on his break, and won't be appearing on Smackdown.
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Old 10-14-2016, 09:01 AM
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Are you referring to this?
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Old 10-14-2016, 02:02 PM
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Are you referring to this?
Yuppers. Had forgotten that Kenny was the one engaged to her. And he's been on TV lately too.
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Old 10-15-2016, 04:42 AM
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I got to see Jake the Snake Roberts do his stand-up show in Seattle tonight. It was an utterly hilarious set. He mostly told stories about the various pranks he pulled on other wrestlers (and had pulled on him) over the years along with any number of other scatological incidents, including;

* The time he got caught crotch-stuffing and his opponent made the ref check him for foreign objects
* The time Buddy Roberts pissed on Michael Hayes in a speeding automobile because Hayes refused to pull over for him
* The time Mr. Fuji took a shit in his shoes
* The time he accidentally hooked up with a transsexual
* The time Haku bit a man's nose off during a bar fight
* The time Haku removed Dory Funk Jr.'s eyeball from its socket
* The time he tricked Rick Rude into drinking his semen
* How he actually hates snakes, and only wound up with the "Jake the Snake" gimmick because he was extremely high at the time
* The time he introduced Damien to a stripper who thought his snake was mechanical

He closed the set by saying the opening act had asked him to tell his Ric Flair story. He proceeded to ask the crowd to be perfectly quiet so he could tell the story, which I here present in its entirety;

SPOILER:
Flair's a cocksucker. End of story.


It was a pretty filthy show overall, but I have to admit I couldn't stop laughing. He posed for photos afterwards (the photo I got with him ended up blurry, but here it is for what it's worth), and I got a chance to thank him for something that happened during my childhood. In 1990, when I was 7, my dad took me to a house show at the San Diego Sports Arena. He was walking me back from the bathroom and we saw Jake standing on the other side of a barricade in his ring gear. I waved to him and yelled "HI, JAKE!" and he said hi to me back, and it absolutely made my night. I doubt he remembered it at all, but he smiled and shook my hand after I told him about it.

It was a pretty good show, and surprisingly inexpensive ($18 after the service fees were added). If he swings by your area and you can handle blue humor, he's definitely worth seeing.

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Old 10-16-2016, 10:12 PM
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Paige proposed to Alberto El Patron at a WWC show in Puerto Rico tonight. He accepted.

Good for them.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:26 AM
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I bet WWE is wondering how they can make money off that.
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:33 AM
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* The time he tricked Rick Rude into drinking his semen
I must know how this happened. Pray, elucidate.
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Old 10-17-2016, 08:02 AM
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Paige proposed to Alberto El Patron at a WWC show in Puerto Rico tonight. He accepted.

Good for them.
Cocaine's a helluva drug....

It's funny because this weekend Ms. Cups was instagramming and was (presumably) on Paige's account and said "Del Rio is wearing a wedding ring in this picture..."
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Old 10-17-2016, 10:07 AM
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Paige proposed to Alberto El Patron at a WWC show in Puerto Rico tonight. He accepted.

Good for them.
Guess Del Rio didn't accept through the proper channels...
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:39 PM
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Holy crap it just gets better and better
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Old 10-17-2016, 01:52 PM
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Old 10-18-2016, 12:36 AM
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I must know how this happened. Pray, elucidate.
You may recall that, back in the day, Rude had the gimmick where he'd pick some women out of the audience, kiss them, and they'd faint. The way it worked was that he and Bobby Heenan would scout the crowd before the show started, Rude would pick out the girls he liked, and the Brain would go talk to them and pay them $500 cash if they agreed to do the spot.

On one occasion (I think Jake said it was in Dayton, OH) Rude had picked the girl Jake was dating at the time. She initially refused to do it and went to Jake screaming about what the Brain had wanted her to do. Jake told her he had an idea (and they needed the money for coke anyway), so he told her to find Bobby, tell him she'd changed her mind, and meet him in the parking lot afterwards. She did as he asked, and in the parking lot Jake told her to perform oral sex on him, but not to swallow - instead, hold his output in her mouth until Rude went to kiss her, them force it into his mouth.

As Jake tells it, Rude nearly threw up in the ring, ran backstage, spotted him, and then started chasing him with murder in his eyes. Jake ran out of the arena, through the parking lot, past the overpass, and back to the hotel, and had almost gotten to his room when Rude caught up to him - and then, for the first time in his life, the cops showed up at exactly the right time and arrested Rude.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:59 AM
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I stayed up and watched the full RAM show for the first time in forever because I wanted to see Goldberg.

He looked decent enough up there. Still has his "crazy eyes" when he gives a promo, and gave his promo pretty decent. I'm still super pissed they couldn't have waited until 'Mania to do this, but it made me happy seeing him back in the ring.
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Old 10-18-2016, 01:05 PM
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I was kind of "meh" about Goldberg coming in at this point, but I'll admit, "Brock Lesnar: You're Last!" was really cool.
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Old 10-18-2016, 02:49 PM
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So Goldberg's gonna do one last match, job to Lesnar, and we'll never see him again?

That seems a bit... wasteful, really. Lesnar certainly doesn't need the win. And I'd like to see matches such as Cena/Goldberg or Undertaker/Goldberg.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:02 PM
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There's no chance that Goldberg/Taker could be any good: Taker can barely walk.
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:05 PM
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Outcome is entirely predictable, I'm totally lacking any interest in the match or either guy.

WWE has pretty much ruined Brock by making him this utterly invincible monster, but that is Vince for you. He's always had this fetish for muscled supermen who beat all comers.

Really, where do we go from here? He destroyed and even legitimately injured Orton. Unless Orton is going to win the rematch, who the fuck cares? And then who? Braun Strowman? I mean, that would fit the pattern of building up an unbeatable monster only to feed him to the existing unbeatable monster. We've only seen it with Hogan, Austin, Cena forever, but still, who the fuck cares about Brock anymore?
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Old 10-18-2016, 03:53 PM
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So Goldberg's gonna do one last match, job to Lesnar, and we'll never see him again?

That seems a bit... wasteful, really. Lesnar certainly doesn't need the win. And I'd like to see matches such as Cena/Goldberg or Undertaker/Goldberg.
That's why I'm kinda hoping for a loss at Slurvivor Series and then a month or whatever later we hear rumors of Goldberg coming back and he says "By my calculations we're 1-1, that means we need to settle this where it started! Wrestlemania!"

It even kind of makes sense from a storyline purpose.

And yes, I, too, don't care even a little about Brock anymore. All his matches are terrible , follow the same formula, and don't actually accomplish anything.
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Old 10-19-2016, 07:35 AM
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AJ Styles needs a second banana. A Luke Harper to his Bray Wyatt. Somebody who'll add to his heat, not steal from it, like the Bullet Club. His feud with Dean Ambrose and Myrtle the Turtle is fun, but AJ needs his own stooge(s) for balance. Maybe the Usos can trade places with Gallows & Anderson and unite with second cousin Roman Reigns so the Bullet Club can reform on SD.
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Old 10-19-2016, 05:30 PM
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Goldberg's jobbing to Brock? That makes no sense given his motivation for returning, which was so his kid could see him be a superhero again. Having one match where he loses doesn't accomplish that, unless we're getting swerved and that one match is supposed to lead to a few more for Goldberg.

Goldberg vs. Cena would have made more sense though. If Goldberg beats Brock, then he leaves 2-0 against the supposedly unstoppable monster, which leaves the WWE with no Goldberg and a slightly diminished Brock. If Goldberg loses, what was the point of him coming back? At least with Goldberg/Cena, Cena's a superhero in his own right, so it's a little better if he beats Goldberg, and Cena's brand isn't diminished in the slightest by a loss to Goldberg because Cena's lost clean several times this year.

Heck, if they just wanted Goldberg to do his superhero act one more time, feed him Braun Strowman or Rusev. 3 minutes, hurray, ride off into the sunset.
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Dunno if we have any Arrow fans in the audience, but a co-worker just told me that they introduced a new villain who was played by Cody.

Wonder if it was part of the 'Mania deal?
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Old 10-20-2016, 09:23 AM
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I'm kind of liking Seth Rollins in his current role. Making him a face-ish anti-heel is providing some motivation for his style. His ranting directed against other heels makes more sense than directing it at the audience or the powers that be. It also provides a point to the athletic ability he likes to demonstrate. Real heels are lazy, don't work hard in the ring, cheat first if they can. Now he's got a character that works. The longer they keep the title from him the better.

And Paige and Del Rio? Way to waste talent. Can't wait for their porn debut.
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Dunno if we have any Arrow fans in the audience, but a co-worker just told me that they introduced a new villain who was played by Cody.

Wonder if it was part of the 'Mania deal?
And he was a drug dealer, selling a drug called "Stardust."
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Old 10-20-2016, 08:11 PM
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I actually watched a WWE show for the first time in 12 years to see Goldberg, and it was interesting how things have evolved.

1. The fans seem to have a wider variety of chants and REALLY get into them. Maybe it was just that venue, but that crowd was hot.
2. Less reliance on screwjob endings. Again, maybe just that one show, but I seem to recall that every match ended with a clean pinfall, or a pinfall with just a little bit of cheating.
3. The characters are very interesting, I found myself liking about half of them and wanting to see more, and the fans seemed to be into them too: New Day and Bayley especially. I'm also digging the entrance music. More variety. In the attitude era and shortly afterwards it was almost all alt-rock and metal. Sami Zayn and Bayley had especially cool music.
4. More African-American wrestlers. A lot more. That's really awesome to see.
5. Goldust is actually tolerable now.
6. The women work STIFF now. That's great to see. I never understood why female wrestlers had to suck. There's nothing inherent about being a female that means you can't work in the ring, WWE just wasn't putting effort in. Now they are, and people seem to be buying into it.
7. On the downside, while characters seem to be cooler, everyone seems to work the same style and has the same basic moveset other than their finisher.
8. The fans seemed to dig Chris Jericho even though he was a heel. I guess being a legend means they'll always love you no matter what now. Which is cool.
9. I'd heard Roman Reigns was hated, but the local crowd was sure into him. Maybe because he was working against Rusev? Rusev, BTW, is the awesomest foreign heel I've ever seen.
10. One thing that never changes is the desire to always have a monster heel available to put someone heroic over eventually. Braun Strowman seems to be filling that role right now and he's good at it. I wonder who eventually beats him? It won't be this Sami Zayn guy, I can be sure of that. Sami Zayn is to Braun Strowman as the Hardys were to Brock Lesnar.

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Old 10-20-2016, 08:37 PM
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I like your opinions and for the most part your observations are right.

They still do schmoz endings way more than they should, but other than that you're mostly right. Glad to see you tuned in for Goldberg. Apparently the ratings were very high, so you weren't the only one!
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I actually watched a WWE show for the first time in 12 years to see Goldberg, and it was interesting how things have evolved.
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1. The fans seem to have a wider variety of chants and REALLY get into them. Maybe it was just that venue, but that crowd was hot.
The chants have basically become part of the fan culture these days. To an extent, it varies from city to city - in my own experience going to shows in both Seattle and Portland, Seattle crowds are much smarkier and prone to chanting, while Portland crowds tend to be calmer and cheer more reliably for the babyfaces. If the show's in Chicago, Philly, or London, the crowds are likely to be completely off the rails.

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2. Less reliance on screwjob endings. Again, maybe just that one show, but I seem to recall that every match ended with a clean pinfall, or a pinfall with just a little bit of cheating.
It varies from show to show. This year, they've been tending more towards straight finishes as part of the whole "New Era" idea they're pushing.

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New Day went through a lot before they became what they are now. They were first formed in mid-2014 with the idea that they'd be black nationalists a la the Nation of Domination. Then #BlackLivesMatter happened and they got watered down into some happy clapping vaguely-Christian guys who ranted about positivity. The crowd hated it, they turned heel, and the heel incarnation became so popular that they sort of became de facto babyfaces.

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6. The women work STIFF now. That's great to see. I never understood why female wrestlers had to suck. There's nothing inherent about being a female that means you can't work in the ring, WWE just wasn't putting effort in. Now they are, and people seem to be buying into it.
The big change there happened over the past two years in NXT, WWE's developmental promotion, mainly driven on by the "Four Horsewomen" (Bayley, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch) who were putting on technically solid matches miles ahead of what the main roster Divas were doing.

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No disagreements there.

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I'd heard Roman Reigns was hated, but the local crowd was sure into him. Maybe because he was working against Rusev? Rusev, BTW, is the awesomest foreign heel I've ever seen.
The big problem with Roman Reigns is that they tried to push him as the next Hulk Hogan/Sting/Rock/John Cena before he was ready, solely on the basis of his family connections (just look up the Anoa'i family on Wikipedia) and his having the look that Vince likes. As a mid-card babyface, with a good rival like Rusev, he works, but he really doesn't have the technical ability, the mic skills, or the charisma to be world champion.
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But as Scott Keith would say, he's tall and he has good hair. Well, at least he's better than the tall guy with good hair they were pushing around the time I tuned out: Test.

I guess that's one improvement I really liked. There wasn't a single segment where I was thinking that I'd really love it if they'd stop putting this person on TV. Everyone was at least tolerable. Back in the earlier days you had some greats(Rock, Austin, Goldberg, Lesnar, Angle), but also some people that were on TV every week and very few people wanted to see them(Test, Billy Gunn, Undertaker during his biker gimmick. I hear he got cool again later on.)

Heck, I even liked Michael Cole! He was a total dweeb 12 years ago but nowadays he seems to actually have some gravitas. Although the announcing team in general is not that good. Then again, I didn't like the Lawler-Ross team either. Nothing beats Ventura-Monsoon, and I have to admit I had actually enjoyed Schiavone/Heenan/Tenay on Nitro.

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Old 10-21-2016, 05:55 AM
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Heck, I even liked Michael Cole! He was a total dweeb 12 years ago but nowadays he seems to actually have some gravitas. Although the announcing team in general is not that good. Then again, I didn't like the Lawler-Ross team either. Nothing beats Ventura-Monsoon, and I have to admit I had actually enjoyed Schiavone/Heenan/Tenay on Nitro.
Maggle's OK. I'm more partial to Mauro Ranallo on the Smackdown commentary team - he has a long history calling boxing and MMA before WWE hired him, and it melds well with his technical/historical knowledge of pro wrestling in a way you just can't script.
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Cool. I haven't seen the Smackdown brand yet.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:27 AM
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Commentary is completely unwatchable (unlistenable?) to me for one reason and one reason only: Heel/Face commentators.

It drives me insane.

Just commentate the damn match like the boxing announcers you're pretending to be! I hate hate hate haaaaaaate that there's always "the face guy!" who champions the faces literally no matter what they do, "the heel guy!" who does the same with the heels 90% of the time and then spends the other 10% of the time childishly insulting the face guy, and then "the neutral guy!" who just calls the matches.

I don't give a shit about history, or tradition or any of that. Get rid of the goddamn character commentators and just talk about the matches and the storylines as they happen.

RAW: Cole and (A NEUTRAL!!!!!) Graves

Smackdown: Mauro and Saxton? I guess? Can we just get D-bry to do it like they did in the CWC?

That's it.

Fire the rest.
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:41 AM
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Well, I'm pretty sure Graves is working with Cole because they know he's good and will be their next top announcer, so they want him to learn the whole job (the not actually speaking parts) from their top guy (Cole). I'm just really glad that they keep him doing NXT.

JBL is there on Smackdown to be Vince's voice, being fed lines through his headset.
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Commentary is completely unwatchable (unlistenable?) to me for one reason and one reason only: Heel/Face commentators.

It drives me insane.

Just commentate the damn match like the boxing announcers you're pretending to be! I hate hate hate haaaaaaate that there's always "the face guy!" who champions the faces literally no matter what they do, "the heel guy!" who does the same with the heels 90% of the time and then spends the other 10% of the time childishly insulting the face guy, and then "the neutral guy!" who just calls the matches.
... And that's why Jesse Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon were the best commentary duo of all time. I know that a lot of people have a soft spot in their hearts for Heenan/Monsoon, but Heenan was always too partisan and slap-sticky for my tastes. Ventura would generally give the faces a fair shake (unless it was Hogan), and wasn't above criticizing the heels (unless they were Savage or Rude).
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Old 10-21-2016, 10:24 AM
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adaher, I strongly recommend you pick up WWE network to watch NXT. All us thread regulars watched WWE's current top crop go through that stage, and it's interesting to see how wrestler personalities evolve from developmental to prime time. Charlotte, Sasha, Bailey and Becky Lynch were known as the "Four Horsewomen" and were so awesome, they frequently headlined the shows.

Sami Zayn was NXT champ and pretty much everybody's favorite in NXT. When KO first came to NXT, he and Sami were touted as BFFs who grew up and trained together, and the first thing KO did after Zayn won the title was turn on him. That elevated KO to the top tier immediately. Their feud didn't translate to RAM too well, but KO was in the right place at the right time when Finn had to give up the RAM title. Zayn is kind of cursed with making his opponents look too good, but KO is a great snarky heel and truly broke Vince's mold.

Other NXT alums like Tyler Breeze, Bo Dallas and Neville aren't doing as well in prime time as they did in NXT, but somebody's got to fill those midcarder slots.
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... And that's why Jesse Ventura and Gorilla Monsoon were the best commentary duo of all time. I know that a lot of people have a soft spot in their hearts for Heenan/Monsoon, but Heenan was always too partisan and slap-sticky for my tastes. Ventura would generally give the faces a fair shake (unless it was Hogan), and wasn't above criticizing the heels (unless they were Savage or Rude).
I think I preferred Heenan over Ventura as Gorilla's calling partner, because Jesse was too cool to be Gorilla's foil, while Heenan was so decidedly uncool. Heenan was more like a naughty child with a sassy mouth, and Gorilla sold exasperation better with him. Gorilla would call a move using technical words like "external occipital protuberance" and Heenan would snark "Dumb it down for the humanoids." Gorilla had the perfect topper with "Will you stop?" If not for Heenan, Gorilla might never have come up with "Regular fountain of misinformation." The two had excellent chemistry and were best friends offscreen.
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adaher, I strongly recommend you pick up WWE network to watch NXT. All us thread regulars watched WWE's current top crop go through that stage, and it's interesting to see how wrestler personalities evolve from developmental to prime time. Charlotte, Sasha, Bailey and Becky Lynch were known as the "Four Horsewomen" and were so awesome, they frequently headlined the shows.

Sami Zayn was NXT champ and pretty much everybody's favorite in NXT. When KO first came to NXT, he and Sami were touted as BFFs who grew up and trained together, and the first thing KO did after Zayn won the title was turn on him. That elevated KO to the top tier immediately. Their feud didn't translate to RAM too well, but KO was in the right place at the right time when Finn had to give up the RAM title. Zayn is kind of cursed with making his opponents look too good, but KO is a great snarky heel and truly broke Vince's mold.

Other NXT alums like Tyler Breeze, Bo Dallas and Neville aren't doing as well in prime time as they did in NXT, but somebody's got to fill those midcarder slots.
The funny thing about me not watching wrestling for 12 years is that I have actually followed it in the news so to speak, and NXT really excites me. I think after seeing Raw that I'm going to start being a regular watcher of Raw, Smackdown, and NXT. Plus I've had the WWE Network for 2 years, I probably should watch something other than 2002 Raw replays and Wrestlemania 1-20. I've missed a lot of great stuff that I really want to see but have only heard about. Such as Shawn Michaels and John Cena having a 1 hour match on Raw, or any of Lesnar's matches since his return, or all the new great female wrestlers. I've also heard about this thing between the Shield and the Authority that was supposed to be pretty good.

I actually just finished watching the entire Monday Night Wars from 1996-2001 only a couple of months ago. Doesn't hold up that well the 2nd time around when you know what's going to happen.

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Old 10-22-2016, 04:02 AM
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If I may recommend a number of highly memorable matches from the last few years that are worth looking up on the Network;

* Daniel Bryan, Kane, and Ryback vs. the Shield (TLC 2012)
* John Cena vs. Daniel Bryan (Summerslam 2013)
* The Shield vs. Goldust & Cody Rhodes (Battleground 2013)
* Daniel Bryan vs. Triple H AND Daniel Bryan vs. Randy Orton vs. Batista (WrestleMania 30)
* The Undertaker vs. Brock Lesnar (WrestleMania 30)
* Sami Zayn vs. Cesaro (NXT Arrival)
* Charlotte vs. Natalya (NXT Takeover)
* John Cena vs. Brock Lesnar (Summerslam 2014)
* Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn vs. Tyson Kidd vs. Tyler Breeze (Takeover: Fatal 4-Way)
* Team Cena vs. Team Authority (Survivor Series 2014)
* Adrian Neville vs. Sami Zayn (Takeover: R Evolution)
* Sami Zayn vs. Kevin Owens (Takeover: Rival)
* John Cena vs. Rusev (WrestleMania 31)
* John Cena vs. Kevin Owens (Elimination Chamber 2015)
* Finn Balor vs. Kevin Owens (Beast From the East)
* Bayley vs. Sasha Banks (Takeover: Respect)
* Finn Balor vs. Samoa Joe (Takeover: London)
* The Undertaker vs. Shane McMahon (WrestleMania 32)
* Sami Zayn vs. Shinsuke Nakamura (Takeover: Dallas)
* Roman Reigns vs. Seth Rollins (Money in the Bank 2016)
* Jack Gallagher vs. Akira Tozawa (Cruiserweight Classic, episode 6)
* Shinsuke Nakamura vs. Samoa Joe (Takeover: Brooklyn II)
* John Cena vs. AJ Styles (Summerslam 2016)

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But I still haven't seen Undertaker vs. Yokozuna!
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I'll go back a year farther and add to the excellent match list:

John Cena vs. CM Punk, Money in the Bank 2011
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