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Mad Dog

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  1. I know there are some other fans out there. So what are you reading? I recently decided to do a reread of Daredevil series that started with Kevin Smith as a writer that ran to about 2010. I've gotten through about the first 10 issues so far. The Kevin Smith issues didn't age terribly but they aren't as good as I remember. Things come together decently by the end but there are some weird spots in the story. His 8 issues are what gave me a real love of Daredevil and it was fun to revisit them. I'm really looking forward to rereading the Bendis run on the book. I also recently read the 14th volume of One Punch Man. I thought the series had started to slow to a crawl but this had a really fun battle with some amazing art.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I went to a convention yesterday and got to meet Magnum TA, Jimmy Hart, Charles Wright, Koko B. Ware, Gunn Club, Bobby Fulton, Angelina Love, Lex Luger, Rhino, Gail Kim and Bobby Blaze. Malakai Black and ODB were also there but I did not have the cash on me for them. It was a lot of fun.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    NHL just had the Blackhawks story break too. So all three leagues have suffered black eyes recently.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    It just feels like they are following the typical gameplan of trimming the fat and getting every cent of profit possible to sell. As far as their corporate image. I don't see them as any worse than other sports leagues as far as scandals go.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    They just pulled that on Bray. I thought it was particularly stupid in that situation because they could have said they were concerned about his injury history and no one would have really questioned it.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Just my opinion. They're going to try to sell to Disney or NBC on the next TV deal and they are trying to get the highest profits possible to make it attractive.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    They still haven't fucking cleaned up the pre-81 shit. Micah Watts was trying to do that before they bought it and it still isn't out there. That's the stuff that pisses me off. They buy all of thise shit and hide it away to never be seen again.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    The price was probably Joe Koff in the HoF.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    I wanted to also add. I was a regular at the live shows around central Ohio for a couple of years. I stopped going when they started running a concert venue that was terrible for wrestling and jacked all the prices up. I think my $45 second row seat was $75 by the time I just gave up on looking.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    It was worse than that in the Sinclair era. If there was a PPV everything would come to a complete halt for a month and you would habe to wait for the new taping cycle to kick in. And they would never bridge that gap, they would just have a set if lazy episodes with barely anything until you got angles resuming again. I remember when they did that big Bullet Club angle. It was like the start of May and it took until June for the TV to reflect any of it.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    In fairness though, they did pay their talent for a year and a half with no avenue to make any profit. So for all of their mismanagement they did right by the talent during the pandemic unlike WWE.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    I swear I read or heard somewhere that they lost some of the old footage at some point. I don't know how true that is but it's always been weird to me that they will put bits and pieces of their old stuff out there but they won't put all of it out there. I ended up just torrenting everything a couple of years ago. If they aren't going to provide it for me, then why should I feel bad for stealing it?
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    It drove me nuts. The entire Sinclair Era they refused to utilize the entire back catalog of their most valuable footage. They kept swearing they would get those shows up and it never happened.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    He can push merchandise. You don't have to push him because he can keep himself over. I don't think he's a guy that makes or breaks you but I don't see the harm in him as a low level guy that loses and is popular.
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    I think this is probably just a nice way of putting RoH out of its misery.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I think it would generally be bad. You might draw better for non-deathmatch stuff but you could potentially chase away most of your audience trying to pull in those extras. We have seen a lot of media companies chase away their core audience chasing casual fans the last decade.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    That's true. I think baseball and boxing retain a familiar feel even if you go back 80 years but everything else feels different. I think Japanese wrestling is easier to go back to or even 50s wrestling because the footage tends to be higher quality than a lot of the 70s and early 80s American stuff.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I think that's normal. I hesitate with older wrestling to recommend it. Mid 80s to now all feels similar but when you start pushing back into the 70s and beyond it can start to feel really foreign and not like the wrestling people know.
  19. They've left Nia Jax injure countless people on the roster so I think she probably has a lot of rope left.
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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    They have this obsession with making people not do what they're good at. Look at all the natural faces working heel and vice versa.
  21. I don't know. Seems like she turned a pretty shitty segment into something at least amusing. She was unprofessional but I also think she was right that the segment was stupid. Why would two champions, the peak of their careers just passively hand over the thing they should care about more than anything else?
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    All Elite Wrestling

    Might have been MVP.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    That was something interesting Cornette said about World Class. He said got a lot better there because the Fort Worth show they would just let you talk for as long as you wanted.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    So I am finally taking the dive and watching Memphis from the start. It's really comforting to see that even in 1979 that Brutus Beefcake is still Hogan's manservant.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I didn't like Kevin for a long time but his matches always have the potential to kust devolve into a potato fest which makes his matches more interesting than Kerry. I disagree about the matches sucking. Checkmate and Magic Dragon had consistently good matches during their run and Jose Lothario was good for entertaining matches almost every week.
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