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  1. NintendoLogic

    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    Hell, The Rock is more of a cartoon character than Del Rio.
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurn
  3. Didn't the WWE go on a witch hunt against the potheads on its payroll a few years ago and smoke them all out (pun intended)?
  4. That reminds me of the story in Ring of Hell about WWE commentators being on the gas.
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    Resident Evil Quits the Board

    So where was RE from, anyway? He apparently grew up watching Stampede Wrestling, but his writing was a lot more British-influenced than you'd expect from a Canadian. I thought I remembered him saying he was from New Zealand, but that was probably ohtani's jacket.
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    I enjoyed the PPV too, and I could see thinking that there's been more good than bad with this angle up to this point. But the long-term direction is troubling, with the focus being moved even more strongly away from Punk and toward HHH. He's not? I guess I imagined the crowd chanting for him loudly in the opener tonight. They were in LA. It'd be like if Sheamus got a huge reaction in Boston. There's no chance in hell Sheamus is getting a reaction in Boston the way Del Rio got one in LA. Maybe not, but it's a difference of degree, not of kind. Of course a Mexican superstar is going to get a big reaction in a city with a big Mexican population. There's no way he would've gotten anything close to that reaction in, say, Minneapolis.
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    So we've gone from "greatest promo ever" to "booked better than the Nexus?"
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    I enjoyed the PPV too, and I could see thinking that there's been more good than bad with this angle up to this point. But the long-term direction is troubling, with the focus being moved even more strongly away from Punk and toward HHH. He's not? I guess I imagined the crowd chanting for him loudly in the opener tonight. They were in LA. It'd be like if Sheamus got a huge reaction in Boston.
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    Yeah, but whose side is he on?
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    WWE quirks, linguistic and otherwise

    I like Daniel Bryan's explanation for this during his feud with The Miz. He aid that security didn't recognize him and wouldn't even let him in the building if he wasn't wearing his gear. That doesn't explain guys like Randy Orton, though. It also raises an interesting chicken-or-egg question for John Cena. Is he weird for wearing his wrestling gear all the time or for wrestling in street clothes? I think of it like being issued a weapon in the military. You'll be in serious shit if something happens to it, so you have to have it within an arm's length of you at all times.
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    That, and it raises a pretty big question. If someone walking out with the belt is just a momentary speed bump, why did Vince even bother screwing Bret? I know wrestling is no place for those with long memories, but Montreal isn't something you can just stick in the memory hole.
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    Come on, they can't be building up Mark Henry for nothing.
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    Resident Evil Quits the Board

    http://board.deathvalleydriver.com/index.php?showtopic=50199 Most of RE's posts are edited, but you can get the gist of what he said through other people quoting him.
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    Resident Evil Quits the Board

    I can't even begin to describe how bummed I was when I checked that thread and only saw RE's edited post and the shell-shocked reactions of those who got a chance to read the original. I felt like Bart Simpson watching all the other kids talk about the Itchy & Scratchy movie. It's also what leads me to believe that he's more of a troll than he's generally given credit for. He at least has enough self-awareness to cover his tracks when he really goes off the deep end. In any event, here's some more of the wit and wisdom of the man himself: We really owe him a debt of gratitude. Just imagine all the poon he left on the table to grace us with his insights.
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    Resident Evil Quits the Board

    I only started posting here recently, but I've been a lurker here and at DVDVR for a while now, so I'm pretty familiar with him and his oeuvre. However, I've only seen references to the weight bench ejaculation story. Can anyone post a link? I've come to view him as the Ric Flair of forum trolls. He works a formula based around a few signature spots (casual misogyny, love of jacked-up vanilla midgets, hatred of Jerry Lawler, obsession with fighting spirit and masculinity, citations of imaginary surveys), but it was an effective formula that always got a reaction. And every now and then, he'd throw in a few new wrinkles that would catch seasoned observers off-guard (like in the Ayn Rand thread). Goodnight, sweet prince. May no more of your idols commit rape and/or murder.
  16. There are no words. http://deadspin.com/5829111/finally-hulk-h...he-london-riots
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    CM Punk: Greatest Promo Ever

    He's had merch since at least January. A big part of the reason people were wondering why he wasn't getting pushed more was because his stuff was selling at a rate far out of proportion to his spot on the card.
  18. Neither is the Kobashi part. Kobashi beat Misawa in singles matches in the 1997 and 2000 Champion Carnival Tournaments. You're right about Kawada not being on par with Misawa, but Kobashi was positioned that way in All Japan toward the end of Misawa's run there and in NOAH, before he went down with his knee problems. I had gotten 98 and 03 from a couple of different sources. I'm pretty disappointed to discover that there's inaccurate information on the Internet. Yes, Kobashi was positioned at roughly Misawa's level in 2000 and in NOAH. But in the 90s, Misawa was the clear #1. It is always best to watch footage - and purolove.com is a reliable source for results. I try to watch as much as I can to get a more complete picture. But even though I've probably seen a lot less than anyone else who regularly posts here, I've seen enough to know where my tastes lie. If something doesn't reel me in right away, I just don't have the patience to see it through. Like, I'll download a bunch of lucha or Mid-South or second-tier AJPW, but when I try to watch it, I lose interest in a hurry. It's like the more stuff I watch, the less stuff I end up liking. Anyway, here's some news that's germane to this thread: http://www.rspwfaq.com/2011/08/10/coming-soon/ I can only think of one comparable historical precedent:
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    HHH taking over from Vince on RAW

    Is it really long ignored? The Rock has been murdering Cena over the past few months expressing similar sentiments. And even as far back as 2006, Kurt Angle and HHH used anti-Cena sentiment to fuel their face turns.
  20. But like we've both said, Chikara has traditionally been pretty allergic to breaking kayfabe, for whichever reasons. Doing a worked injury angle has always been the standard wrestling go-to method of explaining away a performer's absence due to more serious medical issues, and I don't see the problem with that. Of course. But none of them looked like 1991 Freddie Mercury. Protected or unprotected? I'm fine with the former, as long as the stunt is executed correctly in a relatively safe manner. It apparently came courtesy of Mima Shimoda. Japan is pretty far behind the curve when it comes to worker safety, and I'm sure that's doubly true for someone who cut her teeth in 90s AJW.
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    Great Johnny Ace promo video

    Well, you know what they say about the best wrestling characters being the wrestler's actual personality turned up to 11.
  22. Referring to the WWWF as "just a territory" is selling it short, I think. The BosWash corridor is by far America's most important region from a historical, cultural, and population (especially prior to mass migration to the Sun Belt) standpoint. I'm pretty sure that in Bruno's time, it encompassed a fifth of the US population.
  23. Here's what appears to be a quote from an official Chikara rep: http://realwrestlecrap.proboards.com/index...;page=4#7515844 Not wanting to feed the dirtsheets is understandable, but stuff like this just insults the viewer's intelligence. "Sure, Daizee makes Amy Winehouse look like Yokozuna, but the real cause of her health issues is a Claudio Castagnoli chokeslam. Who are you going to believe, a bunch of carnies or your lying eyes?" Also, are they still doing chairshots to the head in Chikara? Jesus.
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    HHH taking over from Vince on RAW

    They can't mention Super Dave because he appeared on TNA once.
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    HHH taking over from Vince on RAW

    It fit in the context of the whole Punk deal being all shooty and inside referential. Nothing at all odd about mentioning workrate and heel persona when you have Punk call out Johnny Ace for firing people over the phone and mentioning SHOOTNAMES~!. If he would have just mentioned it out of the blue then it would have been Russoific. Also it helped that Cena is 100% right when he said he will never win that crowd over. No I mean it veered too closely to "This is not real". I can explain it in a kayfabe context but any more and it will be too far. If this goes past Summerslam I guarantee they mention TNA by name. That is one of the last safe shoots they can do. Yeah, the difference is that Punk's "shoot" promos didn't intimate that wrestling was fake. Calling people by their real names isn't appreciably different from Floyd Patterson or Ernie Terrell referring to Muhammad Ali as Cassius Clay.
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