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    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    The Saudi deal going sideways, the stock market woes, firings of top brass, cutting down on house shows, rumors of low morale among the talent, and now this. Between all of this and the XFL folding, Vince's head must be spinning. It's either that or he is delusional enough to think these are problems to be overcome. I naively thought that they would have become stung by the 2008 recession, but all those feelings I had then have resurfaced and there is actual tangible proof now that their luck might be up.
  2. Looks interesting. I'm surprised Montreal is a topic being covered, since it's been done to death online and the Wrestling With Shadows doc stands as kind of the ultimate statement of everything that happened.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

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    83 Weeks with Eric Bischoff

    It's official https://twitter.com/HeyHeyItsConrad/status/978769512681082881 I'm looking forward to this because I get the feeling Conrad can break through some of Bischoff's bullshit, and call him out on it like he does with Bruce.
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    All Elite Wrestling

    I know the circumstances are different this time around because AEW is it's own company, but will the recent news of AT&T selling off WarnerMedia affect their place on the TNT lineup at all?
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

    I knew the car accident was detrimental, but I didn't realize he went through nearly some of the same things Brutus Beefcake did with regards to facial surgery. It made watching those clips of his return to action a little more harrowing to watch. It's darkly funny in a way because I just saw the Piper A&E special, which while is very good some of the bullshit was so transparent. Especially framing his time in WCW as him being injured and fucked up all the time, as if these things weren't commonplace under Vince's watchful eye. On the other hand, this episode showed how much he worked hurt in WWF and honestly they should never let him have wrestled at all. His death was so sad, and it was so surreal and uncomfortable to watch Vince interview Melanie that night. It's still uncomfortable to watch, especially Vince's line of questioning. The remorse and maybe even anger in Ross' response to that segment is palpable. Seeing Cornette nearly in tears because it still hurts so much now. I could see how someone could see this kind of stuff as exploitative, but I think there is eagerness in cases like this, to really try and set the record straight as much as possible. This was an amazing episode, and if it's quality is to be topped this season we'll be in for quite a ride. Kim Wood was no doubt the MVP of those interviewed. At one point I told my dad (I've been watching episodes of this with him lately) "I love this guy!", I think just after he called Vince McMahon a whore.
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    Batista and the NWO (Hall, Nash, Hogan, Waltman) were announced this morning as being the first inductees of the 2020 class.
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    Rob Van Dam is next
  9. Tito Santana would have been better for it. At least it would have been better than the straight-up job he did for The Mountie later in the show.
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    Does it have Bobby Heenan screaming at Andre "I'm the fucking boss!"?
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    Dave Bautista has asked WWE not to induct him this year, as he won't make it due to prior commitments.
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    According to Twitter, stuff is already being uploaded on Peacock, and lots of WCW and ECW shows are already up. I guess it's pretty random, haven't checked it out myself yet but I will later today to see the progress.
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    Most Athletic Wrestler Ever

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    Most Athletic Wrestler Ever

    Not quite a dunk but impressive to me
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    But he wasn't. He was a solid face from the time he returned in February of 93, until he was a tweener with Ricky Steamboat in April and May, and didn't go full heel until a month before the match with Hogan. This part of why their angle failed in 94 isn't really remarked upon, that Flair didn't add much heat to their program. And it didn't help that Hogan beat him every time.
  16. Best thing about that match is Cena sitting out in the audience earlier in the show, and when he has his Clark Kent moment and leaves for backstage to the roar of the audience. But then it became Lucy and the football once the bell rang.
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    Dark Side of the Ring: Viceland docu-series

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    WWE Network... It's Here

    Someone on Twitter last night suggested that they could put stuff like the old territory footage or old episodes of WWF TV on their YouTube page.
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    I didn't get the impression from that article that at least the guy they talked to from Peacock has the "get over it" attitude. Losing the markers is a negative, but not a huge one IMHO. I'm a little more worried that all the old PPVs won't be ready until summer. Not so much for that alone, but I get the feeling that doesn't bode well for the older television shows too.
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    Good matches "ruined" by their endings

    Royal Rumble 92 is a great match but the Hogan-Sid stuff took away a bit from Flair's moment.
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    Greatest Rookie Year Ever

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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    How were the Von Erich sons as heels? I know David did some heel work outside of Texas and later Kerry did too, just curious how they came off? I haven't seen much of David's work outside of World Class, but from his promos I can imagine he'd work as like a younger version of Stan Hansen and Brody (or in a more contemporary sense, JBL).
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    RIP Jim Crockett Jr

    I think there could be a case to be made to say that he changed wrestling as much as McMahon did, but history is written by the victors and all of that. The best things about WCW were things clearly gleaned from what his company started.