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The Thread Killer

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    Putting the old in old school
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  1. The Thread Killer

    The Jim Cornette Experience

    Because I love him.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

    I don’t. I’m in awe of how badass you are. You’re like a one man army, crusading for justice. You SHOULD be in charge here. It would just like that movie Walking Tall. (The Joe Don Baker version, not the one with The Rock.) Nobody would mess with you, and everybody would know how tough you are because you keep saying “Fuck.”
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I'd just like to say that this is hands down the funniest post I've read here at PWO and I want to put it in my signature.
  4. The Thread Killer

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    You're the man, @Blehschmidt. I am so ordering that shirt.
  5. The Thread Killer

    The Jim Cornette Experience

    But he ain’t gonna stand for no alt-right horseshit and he’s gonna call it whenever he sees it, though.
  6. I'm more concerned they're going to book him the way they booked Asuka on the Main Roster. But I guess not until he gets there, maybe.
  7. The Thread Killer

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Okay listen, I know you're from France so I'll chalk what you just said up to a cultural misunderstanding...because that is Iron Mike Sharpe you're talking about, mister. As in "Canada's Greatest Athlete" Iron Mike Sharpe. The man wrestled for 15 years with a forearm injury that would have crippled anybody else, but all he needed was a leather forearm brace and he was still twice the athlete anybody else in the WWF was. He was robbed of the WWF Tag Team Championships on multiple occasions because they kept sticking him with inferior partners like Steve Lombardi or Terry Gibbs. Hell, the man had the greatest set of lungs in the history of Professional Wrestling. As Gorilla Monsoon used to say, if you could win matches verbally or judged the winner by volume, Iron Mike would have been undefeated. So I'll thank you to keep your snide comments about Iron Mike Sharpe to yourself. If you think @C.S. is out of control with his blind love for Mauro Ranallo, you ain't seen nothing yet. Just wait until you see what happens if people keep besmirching the good name of Iron Mike Sharpe.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    I am looking forward to that. With Cornette right now, we're definitely in a "good news/bad news" situation. The bad news is he basically admitted the majority of his new fans only listen to hear him rip on modern wrestling, so he bowed to fan pressure and is reviewing Fyter Fest and The Great American Bash. (I suspect Brian Last had a lot to do with that as well.) The good news is, they apparently got a ton of positive feedback for the old school watch-along, so as @NitroFan says, they are doing another one. I am all for that. A lot of that was deliberate though. I used to go to WWF House Shows at Maple Leaf Gardens religiously from 86-91 or so, and usually there wasn't any great matches until after intermission. Hell, it wasn't even unusual for the first two or three matches to feature enhancement talent, and for those matches to be LONG sumbitches. (Hence my love of Iron Mike Sharpe.) Arn and JR have both talked about how on house shows or even the big events, the opening and even midcard matches were discouraged from being too exciting because that would take away from the upper card and the Main Event. Which is a kind of dumb philosophy in some ways, but then again having all your talent doing insane shit from the opening match and playing "top this" can burn the crowd out and actually does make big spots in the Main Event matches less special, so I guess there are arguments to both sides. That is a massive generalization, and isn't provable one way or the other.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

    So I guess comprehending blatantly obvious sarcasm is not your thing, then?
  10. Pete Dunne has already relocated to the States and is part of the NXT roster now, from what I understand. I'm not sure what the full story is with Tyler Bate. The worst I heard about him is that he made a pass at a married woman. Call me immoral but I'm not sure that makes him worthy of banishment, but I guess we'll see. WALTER is an interesting case. I got the impression from a couple of interviews I saw with him that he was pretty happy to remain the big fish in the small NXT UK pond, making the odd flight Stateside for an occasional appearance. If he can't do that, I don't know how interested they'd be in using him full time. Not to mention that as soon as Vince and Bruce get their hands on him, they'll fuck him up and try to get him to breakdance while wearing a tuxedo, I'm sure.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    I just finished that watch along and I agree, it was excellent. Cornette’s memory of the details is very impressive with him pointing out where he and the guys in the match were calling spots and time cues. I’d seen this match a few times before and I had no idea Tommy Rogers had been injured so badly on the bulldog spot outside the ring. I also found it interesting that they had to adjust their usual gameplan due to time restrictions and borrow a layout from a Memphis style match to get in everything they wanted to do. I have heard Eric Bischoff, JR and Tony Schiavone do watch alongs with Conrad on his podcasts and they are never as entertaining or informative as the rare occasions Cornette does them. I really wish he would do more stuff like this, and less political and anti-modern pro wrestling rants. This was so much better.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    I am slowly making my way through this week's edition of The Jim Cornette Experience. It's taking a while because this sumbitch is long...around 3.5 hours, and I usually only listen about 30 minutes at a time while I am walking my dog. They have finally gotten to the review of the first Clash of Champions, and are talking about the bizarre panel of judges for the Flair/Sting Main Event. You had Gary Juster, (the event promoter) Sandy Scott (former local wrestler and JCP office worker), Ken Osmond (who played Eddie Haskel on Leave it to Beaver), Jason Hervey (who was still a kid at that point, staring on "The Wonder Years") and...1988 "Penthouse Pet of the Year" Patty Mullen. Cornette and Brian Last rightfully start making fun of some of the choices for the judges, when Brian Last asked if Patty Mullen had also been an escort, since (he claimed) many of the Penthouse Pets were also escorts. Cornette took a very offended, haughty tone of voice and replied: "Get your mind out of the gutter. I'm a prude. I do not like sex talk. Intimate relations should be between one man, and one woman. With as small a crowd as possible watching." Another highlight of this episode so far was when Cornette was talking about his Cornette's Collectible's business. He recently introduced a limited edition Jim Cornette action figure, of which there were only 450 available. The response to the limited edition action figures was so overwhelming that they sold out in one day and crashed his website, apparently. Cornette talked about how they were shipping out all of the figures in the coming week. Brian Last said that he couldn't wait to see the response to the next action figure...the "Jim Cornette Hot Tub Play Set."
  13. The Thread Killer

    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    That's interesting. I had always heard the same story you mentioned, that the whole reason Hansen won the title was that Baba wanted to showcase Stan Hansen as a World Champion when he did his next AJPW tour, but Gagne turned around and wanted to take the belt off Hansen before he had barely defended it in AJPW. If I remember correctly, Hansen did mention somewhere that he thought it was odd that Gagne would ever have agreed to put the title on him in the first place, considering it was common knowledge that All Japan would always be his first priority over everything else, and his tours there would make him unavailable for long stretches of time. Now that you mention it, I do remember Hansen saying that he wasn't impressed with how disorganized Gagne was and the fact that putting the title on Bockwinkel seemed to be a last minute decision. Talking about Stan Hansen and Verne Gagne, they have to be more of the two more notably stubborn and bull headed guys in the history of Pro Wrestling. Small wonder they couldn't work together.
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    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    I was curious about that book myself. The one thing that stopped me from ordering it is the fact that Stan Hansen seems to be one of those old school guys who is still trying to "protect the business" whenever he talks about stuff that went on behind the scenes. I saw his episode of "Legends" with JBL, his Shoot Interview with Devon Nicholson and his episode of "Back to the Territories" with Jim Cornette, at Kayfabe Commentaries. In all three interviews he seemed happy to discuss certain aspects of his career, but Stan Hansen seems content to speak in generalities and really never goes into any detail. For example, he admits he ran the AWA World Championship Title belt over with his truck and mailed it back to Verne Gagne rather lose the championship, but he won't get into the specifics of why he refused to drop the title. (I know it's pretty much common knowledge at this point, but it would have been nice to hear it from his perspective.) I was especially annoyed with the "Back to the Territories" Shoot Interview. The whole point of the interview was to discuss All Japan, and Hansen only mentions Misawa and Kobashi in passing. If I recall correctly, he never even mentions Kawada. He is also surprisingly sparse on details when talking about Baba. I am worried his book would be similarly vague and short on insight.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    One of the things I used to enjoy about Cornette's podcasts is that there was a clear delineation between Cornette's Drive Thru and The Jim Cornette Experience. If you wanted to hear Cornette answer questions from fans and talk about Pro Wrestling History and the Territories, you listened to the Drive Thru. If you chose to listen to The Experience, you would get lots of Pro Wrestling talk sure...but you'd also get more of his ranting about Modern Pro Wrestling and lots of ranting about politics. For the longest time, I listened to the Drive Thru exclusively and pretty much avoided The Experience unless I knew he was covering a topic I wanted to hear him talk about. That way, you could still be a Cornette listener but avoid a good amount of his insane rantings. Like I said earlier in this very thread, I think when Cornette reviewed AEW's first Pay Pay View was when everything changed. His review (specifically his comments about the Battle Royal on the pre-show) seemed to ignite a firestorm of controversy and almost inadvertently increased his popularity. It wasn't long after that Cornette came right out and announced that both his podcasts were basically going to have the same format, with the exception being that he'd still try and answer questions on Mondays. Since then, there have even been a few episodes of the Drive Thru where he didn't take any questions at all, and instead devoted the entire show to reviewing a PPV or whatever. Here's the problem...he opens both shows with the same old shtick. He plugs his business, he does some ad reads and then like clockwork he starts talking about current events. Thing is, I don't give a damn what Jim Cornette thinks about Donald Trump, the Republican Party, or religion, to be honest. For a few reasons. Firstly, I'm Canadian. I couldn't vote for or against Donald Trump, even if I wanted to. It's bad enough that you can't go online or turn on the television without being absolutely inundated with people complaining about Donald Trump 24/7. I use Pro Wrestling as an escape from all that, I don't need to hear about it on a Pro Wrestling podcast. Secondly, even if I wanted to hear somebody talking about politics, the absolute last person I would want to hear from is Jim Cornette. His views on politics are astonishingly simplistic. I have literally heard Jim Cornette complaining when the weather is cold that is the fault of the "goddamn Republicans." And he's not joking, or working his gimmick either. Cornette actually gets worked up about bad weather to the point where he starts profanely cussing out "Republicans." Not a particular Republican. Not a particular policy or piece of legislation. He doesn't bother to specify if it's on the local, state or federal level...he's just pissed off that it's cold and it's the damn Republicans fault. Jim Cornette is like a lot of people who have taken hardline political positions on both ends of the political spectrum...he isn't interested in rational discussion, or intelligent debate. Cornette just likes to scream insults, talking points and generalizations. If you're going to make me listen to your political opinions, at least put some thought into it and say something remotely resembling intelligent. If I wanted to listen to an idiot ranting about current events with no basis in logic or interest in discussion, I'd listen to Alex Jones. If Cornette would cut out the political rants or at least restrict them to one show rather than both, I'd be pretty happy. I am already an hour and a half into this week's show, and he still hasn't got to discussing the first Clash of Champions yet. But I did get to hear all about what he thinks of Donald Trump this week. Which is exactly the same as what he says every week. I think it's hilarious that Brian Last has to edit out large portions of both shows before they go up on YouTube, because Cornette's ranting about politics violates some sort of YouTube policy or something. I am considering waiting the extra couple of days and just checking out his shows when they go up on YouTube. Cornette made mention again this week that he is essentially being inundated by messages from fans begging him to go back to reviewing AEW every week. And if you read between the lines, you can tell Brian Last would like him to. When Cornette does answer questions, Last makes sure the majority of them are about the current product and AEW in particular. So far, Cornette remains steadfast in his refusal to watch or review AEW...his only exceptions being that he will watch whatever FTR or MJF does. The whole reason Brian Last talked Cornette into getting the WWE Network is so he could do watch-alongs and review stuff he had never seen. I think the idea was to make that exclusive content for their Patreon members. Unfortunately, the first couple of things Last picked for Cornette were Legends House and the Ruthless Aggression series. I for one would love to hear Cornette review some of the WWF stuff he never saw because he was too busy on the road in the NWA. Cornette did miss a lot of big WWF shows because he was otherwise occupied. But I agree, I'd like to hear him review stuff from the WWF from before he was there, that he's never seen.
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