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Ricky Jackson

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About Ricky Jackson

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    The Only 5 Time Champion
  • Birthday 07/27/1977

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    The Vancouver Territory

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  1. Ricky Jackson

    NWA Powerrr

    If anyone is still interested... https://www.f4wonline.com/other-wrestling/nwa-launches-all-access-fite-pass-new-ppvs-power-back-youtube-364696
  2. Ricky Jackson

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Piper sounded more Canadian than Bob and Doug McKenzie
  3. Ricky Jackson

    Top 500 of the 90s In Progress

    I'm pretty sure the website is just down temporarily. They're still releasing pods regularly
  4. Ricky Jackson

    Happy New Year !

    Happy New Year PWO! If anyone is bored, hungover on the couch, or have nothing better to do, join me and some of the boys on Twitch at 1pm Pacific time for a live watch of the 1974 version of The Wrestler. We'll also watch some mid 70s AWA afterwards https://www.twitch.tv/jarviswashingmachine?sr=a
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Yeah, it must've been ICW. It fits geographically and they had TV
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Yeah, that's the thing. I cant figure out where it would've fit in. Maybe some short lived indy in the Northeast?
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Hogan in 1980 more than held up his end in long title matches with Backlund from Philly. A 1984 version would've been very interesting and probably pretty good imo. Speaking of Skaaland going heel on Bob with the towel finish, I remember reading about something in, I think, the update section in the back of an issue of PWI around 1989 involving Bob and Sheik doing a televised angle somewhere where Sheik told Bob that Skaaland had been paid off to throw in the towel. I have no idea where this took place, but I'm pretty sure it happened somewhere and wasn't just a magazine angle even though I've never seen it. Anyone have any clue about this?
  8. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Network... It's Here

    Cool. Yeah, they had the finish/last minute or so on WWE.com (I think?) at one point years ago and it seemed like the end of a hot match
  9. Ricky Jackson

    WWE Network... It's Here

    Any early reviews of Backlund vs Koloff from 4/83?
  10. Ricky Jackson

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I'm not a fan of the finish (see also Backlund vs Valentine from 3/79 MSG) but the idea is that back then the ref slapping the back of the winner after the count was common, so it "makes sense" that a wrestler could be fooled into thinking the 3 count had been made. Again, I don't like it as a finish either, but I at least get the psychology
  11. Ricky Jackson

    PWO Turns 15!

    I often look at PWO as grad school for my wrestling fandom. I randomly stumbled upon this board around 11 years ago and remember thinking within a few days that I had found a special place. One with not only like-minded (i.e. territory era) fans, but like-minded fans interested in reexamining sacred truths and pimping wrestlers and matches that were often overlooked. By 2010 I was down to mostly watching 70s and 80s wrestling and reading a bunch of history books and Meltzer bios. I thought I was the only one LOL. Fuck, was I wrong. Finding a place with a bunch of old school geeks like me kicked my fandom into another level. I learned a ton about wrestling history from a lot of posters here. I became friends with a lot of posters here, mostly through the podcasting craze that exploded around 2012/13. Yeah, things have changed, tastes have changed, and posters have come and gone. I'm pretty much done with podcasting and rarely watch wrestling or read histories anymore. Big time burnout last year, but don't worry, I just focused my geek energy on something different, as those following the comics thread know. Im not sure if I ever got my PhD, but I still hang out on campus everyday. I like the people here. Long live PWO
  12. I know things are really really really bad creatively, but surely they can come up with something better than that
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Feb 89 was the last televised Spectrum show. Graham was there the whole way, and in a cool touch, Kal joined him for 3 or so matches on the final card
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Yeah, Gorilla and Mean Gene are a crazy underrated team. A lot of folks dont like them because it was two babyface announcers but I love the pairing. Helps they were commentating those 84-85 MSG shows that were full of hot matches and with a buzz in the air because of the rise of Rock N' Wrestling and sudden mainstream attention. Damn, I knew I should've created a thread for Kal
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I've got my eyes on that one and will probably pick it up or get it for Kindle soonish