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Al

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    Because a wrestling avatar seemed appropriate

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  1. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    Sgt. Slaughter turned 35 in 1983. If he had been on a theoretical ballot in 1983-84, fresh off the Final Conflict and the Iron Sheik feud, would he have gotten into the Hall?
  2. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    Milano was accused basically of sexual assault a couple years ago by Shazza McKenzie. I'm not blackballing him, but I'm less than enthused about Milano's candidacy right now.
  3. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    I'd say Daniel Bryan, but that's splitting hairs and the point still applies. The biggest obstacle to changing the age requirement now is if you do it you effectively create a five year dead zone before anyone new becomes eligible.
  4. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    By the same token Roman Reigns apparently falls off the ballot with less than 10%, and it seems like an issue for that to happen when someone is actively building their resume.
  5. I doubt she really even knows what her future is.
  6. The payoff was Goldust debuting the Shattered Dreams kick. I popped.
  7. Al

    WWE Hell in a Cell 2020 - Family Feud

    Why not just have Otis try to cash in and Tucker turns on him then? Miz holding the briefcase does nothing for me.
  8. Can you imagine trying to book a touring schedule right now? It's a logistical nightmare. You want assurance you can have fixed arena capacity and you need to know 3-6 months in advance. I imagine the other touring attractions like Monster trucks, Disney, Marvel, etc. having the same issues.
  9. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    The problem is that wrestlers from that era, born before 1920, have never been real ballot candidates at all. Almost every inductee from that era was either part of the original class or put in by Dave.
  10. I've mentally checked out on current wrestling as well. But this year/pandemic turned everything completely on its side. I think WWE's business model right now is to tread water and I can't fault anyone for that.
  11. That and even small collisions leading to bigger problems down the line, like they’re finding in youth football.
  12. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    The problem for me is that older, historically important wrestlers were barely a blip on the radar of mainstream media. Someone like Braun Strowman who really doesn’t figure as a historically important wrestler is doing television commercials. This generation of wrestlers are clearly known and they’re stars. But the core business of professional wrestling reflects that differently. Either they get dismissed or we need to change our metrics accordingly.
  13. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    My big question, not for Moolah but for women in general. There's one American woman in the Observer Hall right now. Given the increased importance of women in American wrestling, does that ratio need to change? Then apart from Moolah, who is the best candidate?
  14. Al

    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    I don't think anyone doubts Kowalski's credentials. My point is that Kowalski's HOF case was 99+% as a wrestler.
  15. We've known about concussions for a long time. But I think it's fair to say our knowledge base has grown considerably in the last twenty years.
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