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Old 09-11-2017, 07:58 AM   #3826
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The CW Title had more memorable feuds and I'm guessing the average fan would have cared more about it more often. The only TV Title feud that lives in my memory from that era is Booker vs. Benoit.
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Old 09-11-2017, 02:56 PM   #3827
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The CW Title had more memorable feuds and I'm guessing the average fan would have cared more about it more often. The only TV Title feud that lives in my memory from that era is Booker vs. Benoit.
This is the right answer. The TV title was a hold over from the 80's when it actually meant something. The CW was the title that had all of the actual talent at WCW vying for it
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:22 PM   #3828
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Tuned into the network last night hoping to catch up on some NXT before bed. Fall Brawl 98 was airing live at the time, so I made the regrettable decision to tune in to see what was going on around that time. Scott Hall vs K-Dog during an angle that I must have blocked out of my mind and then remembered that both companies actually did over-exaggerating angles playing on the real life chemical dependencies of talent at the time.
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Old 09-11-2017, 09:27 PM   #3829
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Tuned into the network last night hoping to catch up on some NXT before bed. Fall Brawl 98 was airing live at the time, so I made the regrettable decision to tune in to see what was going on around that time. Scott Hall vs K-Dog during an angle that I must have blocked out of my mind and then remembered that both companies actually did over-exaggerating angles playing on the real life chemical dependencies of talent at the time.
Was watching that as well, The ole wcw day's is what is keeping me from cancelling the network at the moment,lol.

Also the crowds from like the attitude era and now is night and day as in like everyone had signs, Now like noone and the crowds are dead.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:00 AM   #3830
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Lol at Disco Inferno's "Chart Buster" finisher being a direct rip off of the Stone Cold Stunner

This had to be a smartass way to try and delegitimise Stone Cold
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Old 09-12-2017, 08:09 AM   #3831
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The CW Title had more memorable feuds and I'm guessing the average fan would have cared more about it more often. The only TV Title feud that lives in my memory from that era is Booker vs. Benoit.
How dare toy besmirch the athletic prowess of the Regal/Iukea feud
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Old 09-13-2017, 04:48 AM   #3832
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Chris Jericho really coming into his own in early 98 after turning heel

Doing some lol things like trying to wrestle with his belt on and having meltdowns at the end of matches he lost

Hes getting more mic time and pulling out some funny lines and wrestling crisp too
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Old 09-16-2017, 05:43 AM   #3833
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Fall Brawl 98 is the kind of thing I would take over the MYC (which I didn't watch a single second of) every single time.
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:15 AM   #3834
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Holy **** I think I just witnessed some peak Al Snow at Living Dangerously 98

The Rob VD vs 2 Cold match was awesome 2
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Old 09-16-2017, 06:23 AM   #3835
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Holy **** I think I just witnessed some peak Al Snow at Living Dangerously 98

The Rob VD vs 2 Cold match was awesome 2
Snow

2 Cold always put on great matches. Same with RVD. 2 Cold's 95/96 ECW run was great.
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Old 09-16-2017, 01:15 PM   #3836
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TV title had a decent peak but it was short lived.

CW was always quality. Just a tremendous division from top to bottom.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:04 PM   #3837
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They really made the tv title seem like it was a top tier belt in the late 80's when Muta, Sting, Luger, Nikita had it. I think it felt that way until late 92/early 93 when Orndorff and Scott Steiner had it. The five champions prior to them were Austin, Steamboat, Windham, Anderson, and Eaton. What a drop off.
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:22 PM   #3838
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I think some of those guys held the US title not TV
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:36 PM   #3839
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Was taken from TV title wiki
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Old 09-16-2017, 03:56 PM   #3840
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Didn't know Windham , Luger and Koloff had the TV title
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Old 09-16-2017, 10:55 PM   #3841
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Lol Mike Tyson surprisingly joining DX was a fun segment

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Old 09-16-2017, 11:00 PM   #3842
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He seemed so devoted to Cold Stone too.
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:10 PM   #3843
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Lol yep

Nice long angle from Vince getting some good shots of Tyson cheering as Stone Cold won the Rumble

It was a believable turn of allegiance after Austin disrespected Tyson on the previous weeks Raw where they almost came to blows
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:11 PM   #3844
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Re: **WWE NETWORK THREAD**

I find myself constantly wincing during Chris Benoit matches

Everything he does in the ring seems like it really hurts
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:13 PM   #3845
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...have you heard spoilers on how his career ended?
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Old 09-16-2017, 11:19 PM   #3846
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Unfortunately yes

I had watched literally none of his work until the network came out. The only thing I knew about him was that he was a champ and he killed his family while having a brain that looked 80+ years old

I wince at every head knock he takes because of this

I mainly wince at how realistically painful his offensive moves look though. That short clothesline always seems to catch people on their neck at speed, his brutal chops, the snap almost every other move has is amazing to watch
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Old 09-17-2017, 03:54 AM   #3847
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I find myself constantly wincing during Chris Benoit matches

Everything he does in the ring seems like it really hurts
I think Benoit was the absolute best at this. To be that small, and to still make all your moves look like they're really hurting your opponent was just incredible.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:29 PM   #3848
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Benoit vs. Regal at No Mercy 06 and Benoit vs. Finlay at Judgment Day 06 - the ultimate man's man matches. These should be mandatory watching for not only fans, but aspiring wrestlers.
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