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Old 12-02-2017, 09:21 PM   #59401
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Re: Official WrestleMania Thread

Well, he hadn't been buried by jobbing out to a t-shirt yet
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Old 12-02-2017, 09:25 PM   #59402
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Honestly that t-shirt promo is probably the reason that I think of him as an idiot, when of course that could happen to anyone of any intelligence.
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Old 12-25-2017, 07:45 AM   #59403
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Almost wanted to give this it's own thread... but this is incredible:

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Old 01-04-2018, 11:07 PM   #59404
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I saw this video linked on another site. It's from the Donahue show back in 1992. It may have been featured somewhere on here before, but I didn't know it existed.

It features....

- Vince answering questions about steroid abuse and homosexual sexual harassment.
- Randy Orton's uncle.
- Superstar Billy Graham accusing Pat Patterson of molestation and Hulk Hogan of steroid abuse.
- A crowd that laughs at homosexuality and pedophilia.
- Bruno Sammartino calling out Vince, his father, and a mark in the audience.
- A young Dave Meltzer and his mullet.

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Old 01-13-2018, 09:20 AM   #59405
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No royal rumble pool this year?
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Old 01-13-2018, 06:44 PM   #59406
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Was coming here to ask. If there is a Rumble Pool I'm in.
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Old 01-14-2018, 12:59 AM   #59407
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We need someone to run it. I asked in the smackdown thread. I can’t because I’m not in the US so there would be fees involved in most of the transfers.
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Old 01-14-2018, 04:23 PM   #59408
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Already pm'ed punker like yesterday or so, nothing yet
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Old 01-18-2018, 01:55 PM   #59409
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So does anybody want to organize the pool? Punker would do it if asked but not overly excited about it. I would do it, but not in the right location
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:58 PM   #59410
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Old 01-23-2018, 03:43 PM   #59411
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Another cruiserweight tourney for title? Final at Mania?
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:00 PM   #59412
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Redirk has kindly offered his services to run a Rumble pool. Going to spam this in the major threads in case thread subscribers wouldn't see it otherwise.

https://forumserver.twoplustwo.com/2...hurry-1702572/
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:15 PM   #59413
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So lot's of talk around about pyro and everyone missing it which is nice to see, What do you think of a Wrestlemania without pyro? WOAT?
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:20 PM   #59414
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Re: Official WrestleMania Thread

I haven't seen WM 1 or 2 but I'm going to just say that those will always be the worst visuals for WM.

If there isn't any pyro...does this mean that HHH doesn't get a special entrance? Chances HHH gets a special entrance no matter what? 100%? higher?
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #59415
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I haven't seen WM 1 or 2 but I'm going to just say that those will always be the worst visuals for WM.

If there isn't any pyro...does this mean that HHH doesn't get a special entrance? Chances HHH gets a special entrance no matter what? 100%? higher?


Visuals of 2 weren’t yet good, but were already significantly improved over 1.
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Old 03-10-2018, 05:28 PM   #59416
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I haven't seen WM 1 or 2 but I'm going to just say that those will always be the worst visuals for WM.

If there isn't any pyro...does this mean that HHH doesn't get a special entrance? Chances HHH gets a special entrance no matter what? 100%? higher?
Oh true, Forgot about inflated ego err I mean HHH.
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Old 03-12-2018, 02:05 PM   #59417
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My rant has nothing to do with Hogan but just an observation I made.



Beginning-0:56 = The opening of RAW. I can't believe we used to get that and now we get, "Ladies and gentleman, The Chief Brand *****, Stephanie McMahon" from whoever the ring announcer is. Where's that passion from the fans? Oh right, "we have enough Daniel Bryan signs". This was pretty depressing to watch tbh.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:30 PM   #59418
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I don’t know about that, I’ll counter with this:



I think we all were in agreement last year that this was the perfect opening.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:52 PM   #59419
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idk if countering with a reaction that happens once a year is a good counter . Check out other 02 openings and you'll see the same enthusiasm. Check out other openings from 2017 and you won't see day after WM hype.

I do realize my example was of day after WM but it was every week.

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I think we all were in agreement last year that this was the perfect opening.
To think they're gonna have to do it again this year LOL
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:56 PM   #59420
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I don’t disagree with you, and I know that you put the disclaimer up front, but using the night after WM X8 isn’t the best example. I also don’t think anyone disagrees that they need to do something to shake things up. Both shows, but Smackdown especially, are just stale as ****. Unfortunately, unless something unforeseen happens, I wouldn’t even know where to begin to look for that.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:58 PM   #59421
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Re: Official WrestleMania Thread

Is that the most entertaining that Roman's ever been? I'm being facetious, ofc but he did work the crowd pretty well.
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Old 03-16-2018, 02:26 PM   #59422
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Happy 3:16 day fellow rasslin' fans!

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Old 03-23-2018, 06:35 PM   #59423
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Keep on trollin', baby!

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Old 03-23-2018, 06:46 PM   #59424
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So were face and heel turns always a thing? I can sort of get my mind around people believing wrestling to be a shoot back in the 70s and prior, when it's lots of punches and kicks and grappling on the mat, but traditional face and heel turns seem like they would be impossible to buy into as a shoot.

A feud organically builds between fan favorites and one becomes the heel by being more in the wrong? No problem. That's totally realistic. But now the wrestler who was the heel in that feud just starts exclusively wrestling babyfaces going forward? And suddenly he's just randomly cheating against everyone? I don't know the history of wrestling that far back...was the face/heel structure ever done more believably?
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Old 03-23-2018, 10:30 PM   #59425
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I'm not a fantastic wrestling historian, but yes, heel turns (while much rarer) were a thing as far back as the 1940s/1950s. If memory serves me right (ha!), they were usually done at the top of the card to keep things fresh/generate more interest/money. The most common turns were:

1. An ally turns against the (face) champ because he wants the belt. Pretty easy to sell that.

2. The teacher/pupil thing a la Sammartino/Zybyzko (which I'm sure I spelled wrong).

There were "blood" feuds that stemmed from turns over jealousy/a woman/whatever but as far as I know they were less common.

Last edited by antidan444; 03-23-2018 at 10:34 PM. Reason: One of the reasons there were fewer turns was because wrestlers would rotate to different territories and didn't need turns.
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