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Mad Dog

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  1. Mad Dog

    WWE TV 6/28-7/4 Euro 2020 is pro wrestling

    Her movements reminded me of Tom Savage after that hit a couple of years ago. That was just an awful kick from Xia. Neither of them could see where her foot was going. That's up there for brutal KOs.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    I think the one thing with 90s indies are those weird lucha shows in CA and TX that did good business. Those seem to be an outlier.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    Bix and Zellner on their Patreon show about ECW going under made some mention that Heyman had been taking out loans on PPV revenue. It sounds like he was always borrowing against future earnings to survive the now and could just never get out of that cycle. The roster was also super bloated by 1998/1999. I remember they would run in Columbus and have like 10 matches and used 25-30 guys. They probably pissed all of the ticket money away on talent and transporting the ring.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    Yeah, there's stuff like the IWA in Columbus that there's very very few records of online that ran for almost 30 years.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    All of the promotions were dying in 1985 and pulling back to being TV only like the AWA. You have a company like CWF running almost 800 shows a year to being gone is going to heavily effect that. I also think cable TV and just the glut of wrestling out there made live wrestling less profitable for local promotions.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    I am guessing Verne's starpower was too much to challenge for a long time and he was still part of the club despite being his own promotion.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    Sheik had all of Ohio mixed in with Detroit. Ask my dad about wrestling and Bobo Brazil and the Sheik are his references. Akron and Canton were regular stops for Detroit shows. Looking at results they were running in Ohio more than they were in MI by the last 5 years of the promotion.
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    Comparing Numbers of Shows Per Era

    Kris Zellner and Barry Rose did a series of podcasts on Florida. It sounds like they ran weekly circuits of the towns in FL but had split crews. So Barry I believed lived in the town that got the B crew every week.
  9. To me he's like Kane with a shittier offense and none of the charisma or aura.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Jeff Gaylord is the subject on this week's episode of Crime In Sports.
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    NWA Powerrr

    I agree. I think she is super talented but you are a fool if you make any plans around her or try to depend on her.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    The entire Mike Grell run on Green Arrow is super cheap on ComiXology right now. It's $1.99 a trade this week.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Chikara was the best show I ever went to. 3 pm on a Sunday after and I was done by 5:30. Good variety of matches and the main was the only thing that went longer than 12 minutes. I went to one RoH show that started at 6:30 and it's fucking 11:30 and they do a 40 minute main that went until past midnight. This was in Dayton so I had about an hour drive home. I couldn't get out of that show quick enough. Edit: I was also sitting next to a guy that had to weigh at least 500 lbs. because he was sitting in a chair but he was practically sitting on me too because his fat was just laying on me. I'm questioning my life decisions right now...
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Honestly, any show that goes over 3.5 hours starts to become boring to me especially live. Some of those RoH shows I went to live went 4-5 hours and I was just done by the last hour each and every time.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Wrestlemania IV is a total slog of a show.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    The Lapsed Fan goes over their TV really well. They got backed by the Christian Broadcasting Network around 1981 and got syndicated and some absurd amount of money for production like 20k an episode.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Minoru Suzuki. He might not check the size box though.
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    WWE TV 05/03 - 05/09 Big Roman made little Bryan humble.

    It's a super messy situation and I think it's impossible to say who's telling the truth or lying there. But that's the jist of it as far as I remember it.
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    NWA Powerrr

    Wow. I didn't realize it had only been 2 regular episodes before another recap. That's just ridiculous. I am probably going to give them to the next PPV and then dropping.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    She had a really good match with Awesome Kong about a year before getting signed and then had a solid stretch where just doing basic stuff competently made you look like a genius. Then good workers started coming up to the main roster and she got exposed as not being that great and she's just needed a break for a long time.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Spider-Man stands out even all these decades later. All of the books in that era have some degree of merit but it's obvious from the first page of Amazing Fantasy #15 that Ditko and Lee had something special on their hands. I like how fearless they were in changing the status quo early on too. It's funny people want to always take him back to high school and he graduated by about issue 24. Great cast of villains as well. I have been reading a lot of the new Marvel Conan comics. Those have all been fairly fun most months.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I think her general lack of talent has something to do with it.
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    NWA Powerrr

    They could really use his mind right now. It kind of feels like they don't know what the fuck they're doing. I know they lost a lot of their roster but the Nick Aldis act is just kind of tired and the Murdoch feud feels like filler to me. They also have had the heels win almost all of the major matches. The heels winning last week was just kind of fucking stupid because they already don't have good faces on TV and you've made Trevor Murdoch look like a dumbass at almost every turn.
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    NWA Powerrr

    If they keep it up I am just going to drop my subscription. That is really lazy when people are paying for the TV now.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    That would explain a lot because he has gotten increasingly awkward in that period of time.
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