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Old 09-20-2017, 11:36 PM   #51376
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Speaking of the fail that is Road Dogg and SD!. Not a single post about it during or since it finished after a bunch of posts saying how much better SD! was than RAW last week because blood.
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Old Yesterday, 10:00 AM   #51377
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Here's another (very well written) Heenan tribute that has uncanny parallels to the one I wrote:

https://www.theringer.com/2017/9/18/...eenan-obituary

We each highlight Piper's Pit, '92 Rumble, and Bash at the Beach.
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Old Yesterday, 10:25 AM   #51378
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There was one other Hogan moment on which Heenan’s presence made an impact. At WCW Bash at the Beach 1996, the night when Hogan joined the nWo and turned heel, Heenan was on the announce team and wasn’t privy to what was about to happen. (Management preferred to keep the announcers in the dark and let them react organically.) Falling back on his glass-half-empty shtick, Heenan accidentally presaged the surprising turn: “Whose side is he on?!”

It was exactly the right question, but nobody even considered that anyone would ask it. The line was edited out of subsequent broadcasts, which tells you exactly what you need to know about Bobby “The Brain” Heenan: He was always fully in the moment and somehow one step ahead of us at the same time.
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Old Yesterday, 12:15 PM   #51379
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Do you not buy the possibility that Heenan was in the dark about the Hogan heel turn before the match?


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Old Yesterday, 12:40 PM   #51380
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I don't disbelieve that part really. I just think it's crazy for the conclusion to be that the fact that it was edited out in the future is an indication of how great it was. That's...sort of the opposite conclusion from what common sense would dictate, at least to me.
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Old Yesterday, 02:49 PM   #51381
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Schiavone, on his podcast, has stated that they did not know it was Hogan ahead of time. I still don't think that excuses Heenan for that call. If nothing else, he should have let it play out before saying anything since there was a real possibility he was turning there. It's not like it was The Dungeon of Doom ganging up on Sting and Hogan came out for the save. There the live would be acceptable. Here were it is the essentially all of WCW vs The Outsiders, it is inexcusable
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Old Yesterday, 03:45 PM   #51382
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

I took Heenan's line as an attempt to be funny/divert from all of the tension and enjoyed it as such
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Old Yesterday, 04:44 PM   #51383
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

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Hey fellas, I wanted to share the essay I wrote reflecting on the life and career of Bobby Heenan that posted in The Spectacle of Excess today. Please let me know what you think:

http://thespectacleofexcess.com/2017...in-on-my-mind/
Nice piece, enjoyed the read!

I cant believe that the announcers in WCW did not know the bookings, that seems crazy!
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Old Yesterday, 04:51 PM   #51384
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Re: **WWE Raw/Smackdown Viewing Thread**

Heenan built a career out of hating Hogan. At the time, I think I just took it as part of his character that didn't trust Hogan. Most of the stuff he's said as a commentator over 15-20 years wasn't supposed to be taken seriously.
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Old Yesterday, 07:32 PM   #51385
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It's literally the worst call in wrestling history, lol at arguing otherwise
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