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  1. Marty

    WWE TV 03/12 - 03/18

    Ehh... Am I the only one who considers Trish wildly overrated? There were at least a 5-6 other women during her era who were better than she was IMO, and that's in WWE alone. You could argue technically there were better ones, sure, but the division was built around her. And because of that, you could argue that she was the godmother of the Women's ®Evolution. When she won her first title, it ended the last time there was any hiatus of any women's title in a promotion that saw many hiatuses of women's titles.
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    All Star Wrestling on the Network

    Seconded. What a treat that was to watch. Whenever I get to see Ladd footage I hadn't before, I never cease to be entertained. What makes him great in the WWWF was how just about every other heel had a manager (he had the Grand Wizard, but...) that spoke for them. Meanwhile, Ladd talked, and did it far differently and probably better than a manager could for him. Heck, in this promo, the way he put other heels over as legit (in his own mind, of course) did that job too. He really stood out amongst the heels in the Northeast, IMO. I don't know if I'd say he was ahead of his time with that (although he could be, being among the first African American heels), but he went against the grain in many ways...and excelled doing so. One of the greatest all-time greats. I haven't looked into this in detail, but it could be the case that since every WWWF heel had to have a manager, the ones who were strong talkers tended to be paired with the Grand Wizard. In addition to Ladd, he also managed Superstar Billy Graham, Blackjack Mulligan, and Sgt. Slaughter. Perhaps, but Wizard still spoke for guys like Graham, as shown with the content drop they gave. "Look at the arms!" Admittedly, this is also a bit of personal taste of mine, as I have higher praise for Ladd than Graham.
  3. Marty

    All Star Wrestling on the Network

    For anyone Network-less, WWE still has the full promo (and following Ladd handicap match) on their YouTube page:
  4. Marty

    All Star Wrestling on the Network

    Seconded. What a treat that was to watch. Whenever I get to see Ladd footage I hadn't before, I never cease to be entertained. What makes him great in the WWWF was how just about every other heel had a manager (he had the Grand Wizard, but...) that spoke for them. Meanwhile, Ladd talked, and did it far differently and probably better than a manager could for him. Heck, in this promo, the way he put other heels over as legit (in his own mind, of course) did that job too. He really stood out amongst the heels in the Northeast, IMO. I don't know if I'd say he was ahead of his time with that (although he could be, being among the first African American heels), but he went against the grain in many ways...and excelled doing so. One of the greatest all-time greats.
  5. Marty

    WWE Network... It's Here

    I liked the Jericho&Henry/Club and Enzo&Cass/Dudleys episodes, but yeah, otherwise it's a show that doesn't do anything for me.
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2017

    Also legit from a WWE perspective! = Okay, who presents: Some suggestions: John Cena Eric Angle (change things up, go with a family member who at least has made an appearance on WWF TV) Maybe Shane or Austin Maybe Bruno?
  7. Marty

    Last Battle of Atlanta

    Absolutely loved this, as good as I hoped it would be. I had low expectations of what the footage would be like, but never mind watchable, it was very prestine! It does make me wonder what other shows from back then are full and in this good of condition. Loved the finish (I normally don't make a big deal out of blood, but Buzz's bladejob was exactly what was needed out of a blowoff like this) and the Ole-Ellering battle. The Hidden Gems collection as a whole is fun. Love seeing any old Thesz title defense where he's playing the heel; he does some great little things where he's still being "legit", but you ask, "Why does he need to do that?". The Muhammed Ali stuff, with Verne, Vince, Bock, etc. felt like the biggest thing ever. Would love to see more big AWA shows from the 70s get released. A lot of other stuff I've seen, but it's nice to see them keep up the historical stuff on the Network alongside the fun, new stuff.
  8. Owen was so great here! In kayfabe, I looked at it as "he really doesn't mean it when it comes to patching things up". Bret was being naive.
  9. Fitting but sad, as watching RAW in 1993, Bobby felt like one of the few "older" guys who still had a place. I think RAW got better from about the fall of 1993 going into 1994 (I'm at just after WMX in my viewing right now), but they were aimless as far as commentators go.
  10. I know Savage wanted to work in the ring more, but the times he did (aside from maybe the Doink stuff) from '93 to his exit had a real special feel to them, as opposed to Perfect regularly working. This angle was no exception. Perfect character change for Crush, great reasoning for it, and perfect for Savage, whose babyface work against bigger guys was strong.
  11. I kinda felt Perfect felt out of place as a regular competitor by this point, with Savage being mostly a commentator and a number of guys from earlier in the year leaving (Hogan, Beefcake, Boss Man, Nasty Boys, etc.). Shawn had a strong first half of '93, but I thought the Perfect feud was a step down for that reason. The IC title angle with Ramon got him back on track.
  12. Saw this not too long ago as part of a viewing project on the Network I'm doing in my spare time. Could be wrong here, but I think the only real notable thing of this match is the debut of Shawn's (non-Sherri) music that he would use for the rest of his career aside from the DX theme.
  13. Marty

    The Four Faces of Vince

    This is a tough one, as I enjoy the unique positives of all of them. I initially had elder statesman Vince as dead last, until I realized he had the best match of all the Vinces (vs. CM Punk on RAW). I like that match even more than WMX7 vs. Shane. So now I'm really not sure. Goes without saying, but all four smoke the other family members like cheap cigars.
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    WrestleMania 31...

    As awesome as Brock was, and as capable as Reigns was, another 10 minutes would've been silly. The match with Orton at SummerSlam last year showed that Reigns going long doesn't always result in the best of matches. I think Brock did better with 15 minutes with Roman than Orton did with about the same amount of time, but at the same time, the match was laid out better. Plus, with that match layout, and them hitting bombs, a half-hour match wouldn't have worked in a realistic sense. 17 minutes, most of which was Lesnar-Reigns in a manliness battle, couple with a couple minutes of the angle, worked just fine. Rock-Rousey angle, and Sting-HHH were both long, but otherwise, no complaints about the time spent on each segment, although I would've liked to have seen the Divas get 10 minutes.
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    Your Wrestling Pet Perfections/ Utter Love

    My dad marking out for Arn Anderson after seeing him for the first time on TV on Pro Wrestling Plus. "That Arn, man, he's a great wrestler. Tully, not so much."
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