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Jason Mann

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  • Birthday 05/25/1979

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  1. Brad Armstrong was good in his delivery here. Why didn't he talk more?
  2. I had to switch web hosts upon the move to Voices of Wrestling. There isn't space for the old episodes to be part of the feed, but I'm working on creating on a page with a list of episodes with downloadable links.
  3. It gets a bit better for Flair with the first Savage feud in June and July and then much better with the Arn feud, Horsemen reunion and second Savage feud by early 1996.
  4. I think we did get into it more, but I'd have more excited to see Flair here if he hadn't been used in such an embarrassing fashion in the next few months.
  5. Dylan Hales and I discussed Hulk Hogan vs. Vader at WCW SuperBrawl 5. We talked about why this feud is perceived so negatively by some smart fans; how Vader's aura was affected by the buildup, the match and the later matches; how WCW had evolved into Hogan's image; what role Vader might have played against the New World Order; and why this is one of Hogan's best performances. Check it out! http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2014/06/13/hulk-hogan-vs-vader-superbrawl-5-wrestlespective-episode-198/ RSS: http://goo.gl/hrVnOY / iTunes: http://goo.gl/feA9qD / Stitcher: http://goo.gl/GbWdZG
  6. My friend made a fun Genius vs. John Cena battle rap video that some of you may like.
  7. Thanks for the love, everyone!
  8. Jason Mann

    How important is watching everything to you?

    With that 4-5 hours of older stuff, are you picky there? Girlfriend is another limitation on my wrestling watching too A lot of that 4-5 hours in watching stuff to prepare for my podcast (usually watching pay-per-view main events), but otherwise I just like to explore. I've been watching some of the Clashes this week, and ECW, World Class and Old School shows before that. I just got the '80s lucha and '80s All Japan and '80s New Japan sets in the mail, so I'll need to carve out some time for those.
  9. Jason Mann

    How important is watching everything to you?

    I always mean to watch the 90-minute version of Raw, on Hulu but I rarely get to it. I would guess I watch an average of 4-5 hours a week of older wrestling, and that's definitely gone up since WWE Network started. Sometimes I have it on in the background while doing other things. I love wrestling, but there are other things. My daughter is too young to watch wrestling (and I'm not sure if I ever want to expose her to it) and my girlfriend hates it, so that limits my time I can watch it.
  10. Jason Mann

    The Dream Match that was a nightmare

    By the time it happened, expectations were certainly low, but a 1990 fan would have been baffled by how horrid the Warrior vs. Hogan 1998 return match was.
  11. Jason Mann

    The art of the nearfall

    It's been discussed thoroughly already, but I think Mr. Perfect vs. Tito Santana at the 7/28/90 Saturday Night's Main Event is a perfect example of this. It's also impressive to get the crowd so riled at the idea of Santana winning the title, which was a pretty unrealistic possibility at that point.
  12. Jason Mann

    The Dream Match that was a nightmare

    This is stretching the definition of "dream match," but I remember looking forward to Scott Steiner vs. Triple H at Royal Rumble 2003, particularly thinking Steiner in WWE would have some legs after a hot start, and boy did that match end up being a disaster. Sort of started a theme that year for Triple H vs. former WCW stars in matches that almost all ended up being disappointing. Also: Bret Hart vs. Sting at Halloween Havoc 1998. Not exactly a disaster, but about one-fifth as good as I would have expected.
  13. I discuss The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan at No Way Out 2003 with Patrick Brogan of The Unemployed Historian. We talk about trying to live up to the Rock v. Hogan classic at WrestleMania 18, Rock’s brief and brilliant 2003 renewal as a villain, why the crowd turned against Rock in the first place, and how well Hogan’s 2002-03 WWE stint holds up a decade later. Link to episode: http://gredunzapress.com/wrestlespective/?p=974 Subscribe to Wrestlespective via RSS, iTunes or Stitcher.
  14. I talk about "Below The Belt," a mostly unknown 1980 drama centered around women's wrestling, with Casey of Hammer Dialectic and The Mandible Claw. The movie is pretty good, all things considered. Link to episode: http://gredunzapress.com/wrestlespective/?p=968 Subscribe to Wrestlespective via RSS, iTunes or Stitcher.
  15. Jason Mann

    TNA Lockdown thread

    I haven't seen much TNA in the past couple of years (and even before that I was hardly a regular watcher), but I caught the last couple of matches. The Lethal Lockdown was really dull, aside for the couple of big spots near the end. So little hate and heat for the big story they've been telling for months. At least the hero celebration afterward felt kind of big. The Bully Ray swerve and title win was what TNA always seems to do, but the extent that it worked was because Bully Ray was excellent. I loved the sinister look he gave Devon, the cocky embrace, and especially him berating Hulk and Brooke. I assume at some point Brooke reveals she's pregnant, then it's a swerve and she turns against Hulk, then Hulk wins the belt from Bully Ray at Bound For Glory.