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  2. In this episode of Wrestling War Zone: The Monday Night Wars, JT Rozzero & Chad Campbell dive into Raw and Nitro from 2/19/96! They catch up on their personal lives for a few minutes and then get into a big step in the Ramon/Goldust feud, the first tease of the Ultimate Warrior’s return, Jesse Ventura’s political potential, the evolution of the Ringmaster, Tatanka still hanging on, Hogan/Anderson Part Deux, the arrival of the Belfast Bruiser, WCW’s international flavor, the debut of the Booty Man and much more. So sit back, settle in and join JT and Chad as they work their way through the one and only Monday Night Wrestling War era! http://placetobenation.com/wrestling-war-zone-the-monday-night-wars-36-2-19-96/
  3. SmartMark15

    Joseph Montecillo Video Essays

    This week's video comes from my girlfriend as she reflects on her struggles trying to understand Kazuchika Okada!
  4. Al

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Garvin had a tryout as an interviewer in 1992. He lasted one taping.
  5. Yesterday
  6. Coffey

    NWA Powerrr

    Well damn, I guess The Circle Squared is only half an hour long. Also, the inclusion of people's "live" reactions - nobodies from Twitch/YouTube - is a big miss for me. I don't give a fuck about their thoughts. Just show the talent & let us "vote" via Twitter or whatever, don't make people a part of the show like that. I don't like that at all.
  7. Dale Wolfe

    NXT TakeOver Portland

    What i am really beginning to dislike about nxt after watching nxt-uk a lot lately is the constant state of near frenzy in the commentating. I noticed a lot on this card- as soon as most of the matches went up even the slightest gear everything is a state of near mania. Sometimes you can just have a conversation. It needs to be a lot more casual. Keith Lee & Riddle the clear stars of the show I think. Riddle could really do something
  8. SirEdger

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    In Jimmy Garvin's case, with the Montreal shows, it's more that he was working for Lutte Internationale than WWF. Anything the Rougeaus or Bravo or Martel did back then was what was selling the tickets for those co-promotions. Vince used them to get his foot in so he could scoop up their talents for his expansion.
  9. C.S.

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Wrestling Inc. Exclusive: JBL Reportedly Set To Be Inducted Into WWE Hall Of Fame
  10. sek69

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    I get the feeling they are putting Liger in because nearly every other promotion in the world honored him on his retirement tour and WWE wanted in on that action.
  11. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Yeah, that's interesting Fritz never worked for WWWF considering his standing as a top heel in the 60s. His "brother" Waldo was one of Bruno's main foes over the years. Looks like the closest Fritz ever got was working for Vince Sr's rival New York promoter Kola Kwariani around 1959. By the 70s he was promoting in Dallas and not really in position to do a run in another territory. David and Kevin had one shots at MSG
  12. Robert S

    NXT TakeOver Portland

    I watched the first two matches and the women's title match. Even ignoring that the WWE Network currently tries to fuck with me (or rather the PS4 app that gets more and more broken as time goes on), I have no desire to watch the rest. The Nox vs. Kai match was by far my favorite. For most of the match they at least tried to do a heel vs. face streetfight instead of just going for big spots and getting pops. As someone has already posted here: why do they continue trying to do table spots with these 140 lbs women? These have at best a breakage rate of 50%, and if they do not break, the spots end up looking shitty and (2) they end up in very dangerous situations. The opening match had lot of what I hate about current wrestling. A couple of years ago I listened to a WALTER interview where he complained about small guys doing power spots and big guys doing flying spots, as it means that in the end everybody is the same. If you are 300 pounds and want to do flying spots, do one or two per match, but not 20. Doing lots of those spots (1) make them in total look less impressive while it (2) puts way more stress on your body.
  13. Robert S

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    I also got Stevie Ray and I am sure not all the Von Erichs wrestled for Capitol Wrestling/WWWF/WWF (obviously Mike and Chris did not; did Fritz ever work Capitol or WWWF? cagematch has no results for him there) Jimmy Garvin might also be a tricky one, cagematch only has two results on co-promoted Montreal shows for him.
  14. Blehschmidt

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    I think "Legacy Division" is code for: these guys are dead and not important enough to our version of history to spend any actual time on them, but we feel like we have to acknowledge them or people won't shut up about them.
  15. Al

    NXT TakeOver Portland

    I thought that too watching Lee. I remember Bam Bam Bigelow who did all these agile moves and he never really broke through with it. Not to say Lee shouldn't do that stuff but he should be aware about putting extra stress on his joints for minimal return. I love though where Lee will block a hold by grabbing the person's wrist and powering out.
  16. Al

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    Abby is maybe the one person who NEVER wrestled a match for either of the Vinces.
  17. C.S.

    All Elite Wrestling

    I had Val as a Facebook friend (this was back when I found it novel to add wrestlers for no good reason), and he was totally loony tunes. I eventually had to unfriend him.
  18. Coffey

    Ted Dibiase Welfare Scandal

    Everyone's got a price!
  19. Coffey

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    I'm more confused by WWE's selective choices for non-WWE talent. Like, Liger is going in based on what he's done in pro-wrestling but in WWE he did what, one NXT match against Tyler Breeze? And Abdullah the Butcher is in & I don't think he ever made an appearance for WWF/WWE. Maybe when it was Vince, Sr. in WWWF, but I don't remember. So if Liger can go in - he did work a lot in the States, especially WCW - what does that mean for other Japanese talents? Do they have to have had a good run in the States, so Muta can go in? Or is it just greats, like Misawa & Kawada can go in now, too? They put in Antonio Inoki. They just put in Tatsumi Fujinami in 2015. Now they have this "Legacy Division" bullshit & put Rikidozan in there. Which is also apparently where Lou Thesz, Strangler Lewis, Pat O'Connor, Frank Gotch, El Santo & George Hackenschmidt are. So, do they not count as WWE Hall of Fame main division guys? It's all so confusing. It's like they want it to be both credible & kayfabe at the same time. So I assume they can put in Jumbo but he'll go in the Legacy division? Or does he not go into the Legacy part because he wrestled Flair? Are all the divisions supposed to be treated equally, so being in the Legacy division doesn't matter? Or maybe we should only ignore the celebrity division, because otherwise Drew Caray & Rikidozan are on equal footing...
  20. Coffey

    NXT TakeOver Portland

    I agree with this post. I do still really like Keith Lee, but sometimes you want a big guy to fight like a big guy & not be a big guy that's "deceptively agile for his size!" More One Man Gang, less Mike Awesome doing suicide dives & frog splashes. Like, yeah, Vader could do a Moonsault but he didn't NEED to do it, ya know? Totally get where you're coming from. One thing that I love about Keith Lee though is that he's incorporated The Pounce into his moveset. He's not the only one. I love how despite having a short run in wrestling, Monty Brown left his mark. I've seen several black wrestlers use it & I love the homage.
  21. SirEdger

    NWA Powerrr

    It's probably John Cena, given that Cena and Mickie were once romantically linked.
  22. Don't know where else to put this... A catch-all Scummy Behavior in Wrestling thread might not be a bad idea.
  23. C.S.

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Adam Cole does nothing for me, but he and his silly "Bay Bay" catchphrase have gotten over everywhere he's gone, so there's something to be said for that. Ditto for Finn Balor. I may not be their biggest fans, but I'd still push them.
  24. C.S.

    WWE Network... It's Here

    I've watched both episodes of Ruthless Aggression. It seems...fine. But yeah, definitely some weird revisionist history bullshit going on, as others have already pointed out. Episode 1: Portraying the WWE name change as a brilliant creative decision instead of what it actually was...yeah, no. Episode 2: Was Cena really hated by everyone in the locker room and no one wanted to work with him? I've never heard that. I also really doubt he was every truly on a cut list. Vince/Stephanie can't be that stupid? Surely they saw that he brought more to the table than, say, Mark Jindrak. Brian Gerwertz looks looks like he's ready to cry at any moment. I realize he was an important part of the puzzle, but he's not exactly charismatic or camera-ready. Still, it's nice to see someone they haven't used a million times before. Bruce Pritchard always seems like he's full of BS, even when he's being honest.
  25. C.S.

    NWA Powerrr

    Any idea who Nick Aldis is referring to here? Triple H? Cena? Someone else?
  26. Tenese Sarwieh

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    The Bellas helped WWE get tons of money from Total Divas/Bellas so you know why their getting in. I still can't understand why some folks get worked up over WWE's hof? It's a money grab. Now with Liger being inducted I want them to have a Table for 3 with him and the Bellas, that would be pure gold.
  27. Al

    WWE Hall of Fame 2020

    You're kind of dealing with the duel problems that they have a form of tokenism along with who is the most high profile person willing to do it. I know Stacey made an appearance last year, but is she willing to go along? The Bella Twins from WWE's vantage are an easy yes.
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