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Old 12-02-2009, 07:10 PM   #4176
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

is there a clock on how long we gotta wait between team picks?
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:14 PM   #4177
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wow, I had considered all 5 of the last picks when I picked!
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:51 PM   #4178
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Magnum TA's the guy I was all set to take last round until I watched the "I quit" match against Tully Blanchard where he won the US Title and it just bored me to death. After 15 minutes of punching back and forth, Blanchard brought in a chair, broke off a piece of wood and tried to poke TA in the face with it. TA held him off, grabbed it, and raked Blanchard's face with the wood a little bit which caused him to quit.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #4179
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A little OT, but what happens to wrestlers when their careers are over? It's hard to believe they have any education or enough money saved up to be comfortable.
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #4180
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

Anyone want to give some feedback on my roster thus far?

Macho Man
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Brian Pillman
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Al Snow
Goldust
Adrian Adonis
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:00 PM   #4181
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A little OT, but what happens to wrestlers when their careers are over? It's hard to believe they have any education or enough money saved up to be comfortable.
Well, I mean obviously some are smart and invest their money, but I think "The Wrestler" is a reasonably accurate depiction of what happens to a lot of them. The 80s guys even moreso than the guys nowadays who had bigger contracts and had more merchandise rights to bring a little income in on the way out.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:15 PM   #4182
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Well, I mean obviously some are smart and invest their money, but I think "The Wrestler" is a reasonably accurate depiction of what happens to a lot of them. The 80s guys even moreso than the guys nowadays who had bigger contracts and had more merchandise rights to bring a little income in on the way out.
roddy piper said in a recent interview, that the movie is exactly what happens.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:17 PM   #4183
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Re: Professional Wrestling Promotion Draft

also, if the 2nd pick is up soon, will dynasty still be here. i sent him my two picks yesterday.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:22 PM   #4184
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Magnum TA's the guy I was all set to take last round until I watched the "I quit" match against Tully Blanchard where he won the US Title and it just bored me to death. After 15 minutes of punching back and forth, Blanchard brought in a chair, broke off a piece of wood and tried to poke TA in the face with it. TA held him off, grabbed it, and raked Blanchard's face with the wood a little bit which caused him to quit.
Isn't this considered TA's insanely brutal star-making match?

This draft has compelled me to go back and watch some of these like 30-40 minute "epic" matches from the 80s and I feel like they're really hit or miss.

Like the Flair/Steamboat matches, I feel like they would have been better if they cut out a third of the time. Blasphemy, I know.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:25 PM   #4185
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Anyone want to give some feedback on my roster thus far?

Macho Man
Jake the Snake
Honky Tonk Man
Brian Pillman
Billy Gunn
Al Snow
Goldust
Adrian Adonis
Brutus Beefcake
Mike Rotundo
King Kong Bundy
What can I say about this roster that hasn't already been said about Afghanistan?
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:27 PM   #4186
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also, if the 2nd pick is up soon, will dynasty still be here. i sent him my two picks yesterday.
I'm probably heading out in 30-90 minutes. I want to check out CityCenter.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:28 PM   #4187
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Magnum TA's the guy I was all set to take last round until I watched the "I quit" match against Tully Blanchard where he won the US Title and it just bored me to death. After 15 minutes of punching back and forth, Blanchard brought in a chair, broke off a piece of wood and tried to poke TA in the face with it. TA held him off, grabbed it, and raked Blanchard's face with the wood a little bit which caused him to quit.
Wow are we total opposites. I think that's a tremendous match. I know there isn't a lot to compare it to, but that is the best "I Quit" match in wrestling history imo (yeah better than watching Foley get hit in the head with a chair for 20 min).
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:48 PM   #4188
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Okay, Untouchable is nowhere to be found, I'll have a pick up shortly..
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:55 PM   #4189
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:56 PM   #4190
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Wow are we total opposites. I think that's a tremendous match. I know there isn't a lot to compare it to, but that is the best "I Quit" match in wrestling history imo (yeah better than watching Foley get hit in the head with a chair for 20 min).
See I honestly feel like even the "bad" matches today are better than that one. Like the Nash/HHH HIAC a few years ago when Nash had that last WWE main event run when he was like 50. I'd take that match over the TA/Tully match in a heartbeat. In the "I quit" match, here were literally like 3 moves the entire match that weren't a punch or a sideslam, and they all looked really sloppy. Like that axe-handle off the top looked like he barely even connected at all and the guy just fell anyway.

I guess the pacing was good, there wasn't a lot of stalling, but there was no ring psychology, the match just told no story at all. It looked like they had a typical 3 minute brawl, and they didn't know what to do when the 3 minutes were up so they just kept doing the exact same thing the entire match until the chair was brought in for the finish which actually seemed pretty anticlimactic and dull to me.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:04 PM   #4191
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I cant believe Volkoff fell so far, great heal.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:06 PM   #4192
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Honestly I can't really take you all that seriously after you said Hogan/Warrior was worse than pretty much all the main events of the last decade. Let me guess, you think Wrestlemania XV is a better show than Wrestlemania III too right?
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #4193
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Wrestlemania III I'll actually give credit to. You can re-watch that and it still holds up today. Hogan/Warrior was truly awful though, I'll stand by that until the end of time.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:10 PM   #4194
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dnkyhunter31 is offline. So, I'm about to post his picks.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:15 PM   #4195
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That's weird, I watched Hogan/Warrior a year ago and thought it held up reasonably well. Is it a workrate masterpiece? Hell no. But for those two guys, the storytelling, I thought it was pretty good.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:17 PM   #4196
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With his two 8th round picks (218th and 219th overall), dnkyhunter31 selects.

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Old 12-02-2009, 09:30 PM   #4197
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I have no clue who the second guy is.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:36 PM   #4198
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I'm speechless
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:51 PM   #4199
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THE CAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-02-2009, 09:57 PM   #4200
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come on guys, not the world's worst pick! (ref: the cat)

he's athletic, he can move, and can cut a pretty good promo.

you'll have to youtube him yourselves because there's too many undrafteds in those videos (late 90's WCW), but this isn't awful.

edit: look at it this way. if you had a guy with miller's skill set, what would you do with him? because i guarantee you can do better than russo and co.
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