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  1. Al

    "Triple H shoots himself in the foot" thread

    I think Paul intended to say something like, "she has some problem she doesn't know about." But he reconsidered mid sentence and it came out worse because of the context. The problem wasn't so much the joke itself, I'm sure Paige deals with far worse. The problem is that Triple H is management and it gets dicey when you make personal comments about your employees (ahem, independent contractors). The flipside is that Triple H's flippancy is more likely to give you an honest answer than anyone else's pure corporate speak.
  2. Prowrestlinghistory.com posted on their site that they are going to stop updating their supercard listings and concentrate on other aspects. There are a lot of places to find results but that's a shame, having all Wrestlemanias for example on one page was extremely convenient and their's is one of the most readable sites.
  3. Is skit comedy necessary a bad thing? When you’re filling a three hour show every week variety is a very good thing.
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    R.I.P. Rocky Johnson :(

    Of course his legacy to modern fans is as Dwayne’s father. But the elder Rocky has quite a good and interesting career in his own right.
  5. One of Bret Hart’s trainers I believe.
  6. King Kong Czaja toured India, Pakistan and Singapore in the 1950s and ‘60s. But I don’t know if there were regular events.
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    AEW Dynamite - January 1, 2020

    Tempted to check on Giant Baba but that was a different building regardless.
  8. Christ. Give that man all the Mandy Rose! He reminds me of a more talented Mighty Igor, which 50 years ago was a star.
  9. Al

    RIP Rene Goulet

    It seems like his family kept it private. I don't think WWE even knew. Or if they did, they kept it private by request of the family.
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    RIP Rene Goulet

    The JTTS/agent run when he was in his 50s really colors the perception of someone who had a legit career otherwise. I hope there’s a good obit forthcoming.
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    2019 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    I listened to the radio show, Dave brought up Sgt. Slaughter and that his AWA run keeps him out of the hall of fame. This was in the context of judging candidates while they're fresh rather than years after the fact. The thought occurred to me, if the Observer Hall of Fame had been around in the 1980s, Sgt. Slaughter would've been eligible in 1984. How many votes would he have gotten straight after the Iron Sheik feud when he was probably at his pure peak career-wise.
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    2019 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    Not counting whoever gets in this year, there are 39 inductees who were born in the 1960s, eight from the 1970s and two from the 1980s. Either the quality of wrestling has fallen completely down the toilet in the last twenty years (possible), or we're using the wrong standards to judge Hall of Fame candidates.
  13. Al

    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    My girl is five and taking a vague interest in what I'm watching and wants to go to a show. I'll give this a shot.
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    Under-the-radar wrestling book recommendations

    I really liked Sisterhood of the Squared Circle as well. Really invaluable source for US womens' wrestling. They do cover Joshi but not as extensively.
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    AEW Dynamite Week 9 - 27 Nov 2019

    She made an appearance for a local Indy last week. I couldn’t go and I fear I’ll regret that for a long time.