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  2. MoS

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    He'll certainly get a huge pop in the Rumble if he appears, but I hope it remains a one-off experience. I really don't want Vince to get his hands on Dream and his gimmick anytime soon.
  3. Today
  4. Alucard

    NWA Powerrr

    Final card for tonights NWA Hard Times PPV: NWA TELEVISION CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT Tim Storm vs. Ken Anderson Ricky Starks vs. Matt Cross Zicky Dice vs. Dan Maff Trevor Murdoch vs. The Question Mark NWA WOMENS CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Allysin Kay(c) vs. Thunder Rosa NWA WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS MATCH The Rock N Roll Express(c) vs. The Wild Cards vs. Eli Drake & James Storm NWA NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH Aron Stevens(c) vs. Scott Steiner Nick Aldis vs. Flip Gordon
  5. SirEdger

    AEW Dynamite - January 22, 2020

    Doesn't beat the entire Hammerstein Ballroom singing Enter Sandman at ECW One Night Stand 2005 but it sure was cool as hell. I think you're right. Looking back and seeing all the momentum Page is getting as a babyface lately, I think we may be in for a swerve. I'm starting to think that Pac will play a major role in whatever happens between Omega and Page. At some point, I think it would be nice to just blow up The Elite as a group and have everyone do their own thing for a while. Until they're somehow brought back by necessity. That could be an excellent long-time story to be told.
  6. SirEdger

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Apparently, he could be returning during Rumble weekend - possibly in the Rumble match. Jinder Mahal could also be returning as well.
  7. MoS

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    I echo everything @DMJ and @SomethingSavage said. It's why I basically try not to get excited about any prospect, no matter how talented they are. NXT right now has a bunch of absolute mega-talents, and it's a safe bet that none of them will amount to even half of what they could be. Speaking of exciting prospects, when is Velveteen Dream coming back from his injury? Do we have any update?
  8. Dav'oh

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    I don't know why a tag-team tourney is dedicated to Dusty in the first place - it's not like he was a noted tag-team worker. Though Dusty himself won the Crockett Cup in 1987 in a thrown-together tag-team, so it's not like he'd be against the concept of the Brosers winning.
  9. MoS

    AEW Dynamite - January 22, 2020

    I forgot to mention - the crowd singing Jericho's theme throughout his entrance and then singing it for several seconds after it stopped playing and actually finishing the song is probably the coolest thing I have seen in wrestling in several years.
  10. KawadaSmile

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Oh, I heard some stories like that as well. In fact I got to see the struggles of an interpreter liveon tv: he had to translate a speech of our piece of shit president, and to say he doesn't really use formal language is an understatement, and the words he used to refer to the ethnicity of his father-in-law proved to be quite the challenging translation!
  11. gordi

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Not to derail this thread, but when I was living in the Czech Republic I dated a woman who was a high-level translator and according to her it is exciting, but also harrowingly difficult. She often got blamed and had to apologize formally when the person she was translating for screwed up. Apparently, "blame it on the translator" is a pretty common diplomatic and business tactic.
  12. KawadaSmile

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Hell yeah bubba, I remember when I had to solve a problem like that when I was an intern during my exchange program in San Francisco. Was fun! (in fact being an interpreter is one of my dream jobs - i do some freelancing translations but doing it live sounds more exciting)
  13. sek69

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Off topic, but I had someone call in to my work today with a translator because they only spoke Portuguese and all I could think off is "where is good bubba KawadaSmile when I need him".
  14. SomethingSavage

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    This. Absolutely this. Braun Strowman, specifically, felt like he was on the verge of becoming a breakout guy for them. He had a catchphrase that sounded cool - something actual living, breathing human beings wouldn't be embarrassed to say. He was presented strongly on television. He won a lot. He was protected without it appearing obvious that he was being "booked" that way. Because he had the aura to seem credible. Braun's feats of strength were strategies that COULD have easily come across as lame or contrived, but they rarely did. Instead, they carried this almost Marvel movie appeal to them. Sure. You knew they were staged stunts. But it was like watching Vin Diesel crack a concrete rooftop with his Hulk stomp or whatever the fuck. It was just plain FUN watching Braun wreck shop and (let's face it) pummel poor Roman week after week, month after month. But then they murderized Braun's momentum, sacrificing him at the altar of almighty Brock. And nothing was ever the same for Strowman again. Truth be told, that was the last time I really felt excited about ANYTHING the company was doing. Braun and Samoa Joe both on Raw, coming across as legit ass-kickers, had me interested again. But when Braun hit the brick wall of Brock, that really felt like the beginning of the end for me. By the time it got so bad that even the smartest of my fellow fans were fantasy booking Seth fucking Rollins to be "THE GUY", I just knew this company wasn't for me anymore. The safest bet is that he'd have his feelings hurt by a stray comment or chant around the time of the 15th entrant. Mauro would go dark for the remainder of the show. Many heartfelt thoughts & prayers would be Tweeted.
  15. Matt D

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Literally the worst thing I've ever seen on WWE.com
  16. clintthecrippler

    AEW Dynamite - January 22, 2020

    Given the crowd reaction increasing for Hangman Page these last few weeks since they slightly tweaked this character...if the path was initially to end with Page turning heel on Omega, they are fools if they follow through with that in the immediate future. If anything, they would probably be better off turning Omega if they absolutely have to. It would give an edge back to Omega and they could call back to the feelings of doubt they played up during the early goings of AEW, and I think even workrate fans could be potentially swayed to boo Omega if they really committed to it. I think his aloof promo style wouldn't need much tweaking to adapt to being an American wrestling heel. And seriously, who would WANT to boo the guy that celebrates a title win by crowd-surfing and drinking a beer while doing it?
  17. sek69

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    It certainly would be something to see him keep up the Mauro-ness for the entire hour plus Rumble match.
  18. Johnny Sorrow

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    There are way too many bald white guys with beards in wrestling. It's like an invasion of clones.
  19. Bigelow34

    Body Press Your Luck!

    Welcome to Body Press Your Luck! PTBN's first ever wrestling trivia game show! In this episode, two time defending Champion Ryan Everett battles Steve Williams and Jason Sherman! Can Ryan be dethroned? Stay tuned... Settle in and play along to see if you have what it takes to be a main eventer on a future episode of Body Press Your Luck! http://placetobenation.com/body-press-your-luck-3/
  20. C.S.

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    Hoping Mauro commentates the Royal Rumble... He's the best they have and would enhance the event so much!
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  22. sek69

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    The big problem is Mauro needs produced, and (apparently) there's no one in WWE who has the skills to coach someone with his issues that won't result in him having another episode. Thus he's allowed to run amok and ruin what should be great moments. I will confess I haven't watched every event he ever called, but he wasn't nearly this overbearing doing boxing or MMA so clearly there's a way it can be done.
  23. DMJ

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    I'm not sure if the chain-of-command is just so long that Vince doesn't actually know who is "hot" and when or if he just plain doesn't care. I know, I know - its all about the 'brand" and its intentional that nobody "breaks out... But even if you set the ceiling at a Kane-in-98' level or Mankind-level or Triple H-level or Randy Orton-level (y'know, guys that were over, sold merch, etc. but were never going to abandon wrestling or become mega-stars outside of the company), they don't even let guys reach that level. My eyes roll every time someone says Drew McIntyre could be a bigger star or that Matt Riddle has a huge future or that Gargano or Ciampa or Aleister Black can be difference makers. Its far more accurate to say that they've likely peaked and would need a JBL-like repackaging and an insane grassroots support (ala Daniel Bryan) to become permanent main event guys. I mean, for how many years was Ziggler a "future main eventer"? For how many years was Kofi a "future main eventer"? Look at Braun Strowman. Look at Sasha Banks. Look at Balor. The number of "can't miss" prospects they've missed with over the past 5-6 years is insane. And much of that is because they let guys die on the vine. Matt Riddle and Pete Dunne winning a tag team tournament is "big news"? Its a lateral move at best, a meaningless trophy they can place on the mantle right next to their hamster wheels. Pete Dunne turned heads close to 3 years ago and he's less interesting and less intriguing now. Do more people know his name? Probably...but less people are excited about it. Ditto for Matt Riddle, who came in as a big name and is now...just a name. Keith Lee just had a breakout moment at Survivor Series, got tweeted about by THE ROCK, practically became a star overnight, and is now...the NXT North American Champion. Big fucking whoop. The guy got a mega-response at one of the biggest shows of the year and they give him the *secondary* title on their least-watched, least established brand. No wonder the company has no momentum going into the friggin' Royal Rumble and all the talk this week was about a taped show on a booze cruise.
  24. SomethingSavage

    WWE TV 01/20 - 01/26 Lost 10 pounds in two days AMA

    But also, fuck Mauro. Because they could have a Crockett Cup style tournament, dedicate it to Dusty and Murdoch and Eddie Graham and Bill Watts and Gordon Solie and Lance Russell, and I still wouldn't watch if I had to endure endless Drake references and Cardi B lyrics throughout every match.
  25. JRH

    WWE Network... It's Here

    It's starting to feel like they dont really care about the Network anymore. Forget the smaller content drops, even the original content isnt that promoted as much. It's almost as if the FOX deal caused them to forget about it.
  26. SomethingSavage

    The Arn Anderson podcast

    Right. And I think that's what surprised me even more. There was no mention of Arn beating Hulk. It just didn't come up. And you'd think that would be a talking point, but nah. Arn is strictly bottom line & all business. I dig it.
  27. SirEdger

    RIP Hercules Ayala

    And after verification, you're correct. Abdullah fought Ayala over the vacant title when Dr. D David Schultz left the promotion. Ayala never won the title.
  28. khawk20

    RIP Hercules Ayala

    International is where I saw him live. Also I think Abdullah was he last champ, they did the switch at every stop in the circuit from what I recall
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