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Mad Dog

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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I think where I was also disappointed is I really liked X-Force with Remenber and this just kind of missed the mark. But I had been reading Cap for 8 years monthly by this point and it just wasn't the right time. I might give this a second chance though. I like the idea of taking characters out of their comfort zone for certain stories. I liked Iron Man going into space around this time as well.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I hated it at the time personally. I might be more agreeable to it now but it just didn't sit right with me coming off of Brubaker's amazing and down to earth espionage comics.
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    It always depended for me. For some reason it never worked right downstairs no matter what system or device I used but was usually fine upstairs. We have like 500 mb internet speed.
  4. Yeah but they signed 200 people to collection dust down there. No one has time to actually teach them things.
  5. Yeah, I think they learned some hard lessons at Takeover from having fans again. They won't learn anything but I don't think the expected the fans to not give a shit about the unsanctioned match.
  6. Redditors have awful tastes in general so I wouldn't take anything said seriously over there in regards to WWE stuff.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Larry Hama is the man!
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    NWA Powerrr

    I like Nick Aldis and I think he's been a good champion. But he's essentially been their champion for 4 years now. I just need to feel some sort of endgame with him and it just doesn't feel like they have anyone that is going to credibly take the belt off of him.
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    It's worse. They showed Sandy Parker footage. She's a 70s wrestler.
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    NWA Powerrr

    I mentioned it on a podcast about the return of Powerrr and wished I hadn't. It would be awesome and they really don't have anyone of that caliber to take it off of Aldis.
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    NWA Powerrr

    So I have enjoyed it so far but it doesn't feel like they have anyone that they are comfortable having beat Aldis and it really hampers the product. Honestly, if I was running Powerrr, I would be talking with AEW about some talent borrowing. I think getting someone like Dustin Rhodes to come in and have a run with the belt would be really good.
  12. Like she's just there to yell for an entrance. Why even fucking bother if that's all you're going to do.
  13. It wouldn't be NXT if you didn't have a 40 minute main event with Cole/Ciampa Gargano in there.
  14. I honestly don't know what the fuck they're doing with her.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    That's an interesting question. I did some looking into boxing. I know it's not a perfect comparison. But boxing as we know it started taking effect in 1867. Gloves, weight classes, knock down rules, etc. Also, useless addition but I was curious. It looks like the forward pass first happened in football in 1906.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I was thinking too. Could you imagine MMA with no time limit and no ref standing guys up. They could be in the guard forever.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    That was in some books I have read earlier as well. I know Idiots Guide To Pro Wrestling had the Gold Dust Trio as the origin of the worked match. I think people that buy into that also buy into the idea that people were more easily entertained back then. I can't imagine people would be super thrilled if they spent their day off to go watch two guys sit in a headlock for 2 hours. It feels like to me if it was a shoot at any point, promoters quickly realized it wasn't entertaining enough to be sustainable as a real sport.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I always found the Gotch/Hackenschmit stuff to be a very obvious angle to work up interest but a lot of historical stuff tries to sell that as real.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    What are the most popular theories about when they started working matches? I know a lot of people buy the "Ed Lewis was so good we had to start doing worked finishes" but that strikes me as bullshit. It seems like it was already worked to some degree when he became that mainstay as World Champion.
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    Is the knock on George Scott for 88-89 run unfair?

    Did stadium shows ever work out for anyone in the 80s?
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    Is the knock on George Scott for 88-89 run unfair?

    They did it with Clash of the Champions I in 1988 and actually hurt Wrestlemania really bad. They had a much better card going against a really week Mania though.
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    NWA Powerrr

    I liked the Trevor Murdoch angle with Adonis this week. Tim Storm was also brilliant with the look on his face when Nick Aldis was dressing him down. Overall, it's been okay. The piped in crowd is bad and I have no idea why they hired Tyrus.
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    Is the knock on George Scott for 88-89 run unfair?

    Maybe mid Janaury. I know Crockett had the book for like 2-3 weeks before he came in.
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    Is the knock on George Scott for 88-89 run unfair?

    I do think the debut of Steamboat was a good angle and Flair/Windham breaking Gilbert's nose on the cement the next week were good. I believe the Gilbert nose break was a rerun of something they did with Steamboat in the late 70s. But if it works it works. I thought the Michael Hayes heel turn was mostly well handled and he probably booked that. He did kill WCW's relationship with All Japan though.
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    Is the knock on George Scott for 88-89 run unfair?

    1988-1989 to me is kind of the birth of the modern era. That's when people like Scott, Watts, etc. all got left in the dustbin of history. Fans began to have different expectations and wrestling became a TV product over a live show model using TV as infomercials.
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