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  • Birthday 01/09/1981

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  3. I was impressed with this because I rewound it about three times to see if I missed it, but realized later that they didn't show it on TV. Great way to keep the heat high but like you said, reward the live fans.
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  5. I received my DVDVR "Best of the 1980s Portland" discs from Will. This is match 2, disc 1.
  6. I received my DVDVR "Best of the 1980s Portland" discs from Will. This is disc 1, match 1. (I hope it's alright I'm posting about it here. This will have "match spoilers".) The announcers are cooing over the NWA belt. Rick Martel is given a glorious shine by Harley Race. If you like arm bars, this the match for ya. Referee's Sandy Barr's red outfit seems straight out of a 1970's JC Penny's catalog. There's a great spot where Race goes for a gutwretch suplex and Martel reverses it. Later Martel catches Race on the top rope and flings him "12... 15 feet across the ring" (according to the announcers). They explain the arm-bar obsession on commentary: "Why is Martel concentrating on armbars? He's giving away weight." Note: Portland crowd in 1980 dresses like a Brooklyn crowd in 2016. Race escapes from an armbar by dropping Martel across the top rope. We get Harley Race delivering a piledriver. We get the falling head butt from Race. He takes control. Eventually, Race wins the first fall with a big suplex. The second fall has Martel returning the piledriver favor. Race gets the foot on the ropes. What a ring veteran! There's a great elbow smash by Martel on Race. Falls two ends with Martel putting Race in a sleeper and knocking him out. There's an incredible moment after this where Martel has to decide whether to do the "right thing" and wake up Race. Referee is threatening Martel if he doesn't do it. So eventually Rick gives Harley Race a judo chop to the neck and awakes the champion. Third fall is a time-limit draw. Good match. Martel was massively over with the crowd and Race not only made Rick look great, but he's a lot more fun to watch than I remembered. His facials after the sleeper wakeup were fantastic.
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    [1993-02-22-WWF-Raw] The Undertaker vs Skinner

    Good call. Yeah, I think he was the Doink on the Global Warfare match against Crush in April 1993 (taped in Paris) and on the Tele5 taping from Barcelona and Tele+2 taping from Milan against perennial house show opponent Tito Santana. He was also Doink #2 for the WWF Superstars stuff in June. I'd forgotten by 1994 Bad Attitude (him & Eaton) had shown up on WCW.
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    Which luchadores are you ranking?

    I do want to apologize for the chaos I caused with the lucha ballots. I just didn't know what was happening with that. If we ever want to set a new deadline and get a revote, I'm game to tally. Like it was noted, there was some turmoil in communications and project continuity with DVDVR and general quietness. But I missed at least one ballot that was sent in and there was certainly others that had rankings that weren't included.
  9. I'm back with a new episode of Wrestlenomics radio: http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2016/05/19/wrestlenomics-radio-wwe-q1-results-emerging-markets-talk-worked-wrestlemania-s/'>http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/2016/05/19/wrestlenomics-radio-wwe-q1-results-emerging-markets-talk-worked-wrestlemania-s/ I cover: - WWE Q1 results - How WWE is changing their monthly (to quarterly) key performance indicators - WWE international/emerging market discussions - WWE Network lessons from different markets - Worked WrestleMania attendance numbers This podcast was a companion to the SeekingAlpha pieces I wrote this month: Understanding WWE Q1 results and The WWE Network in the International Marketplace. I also covered George Barrios' at today's the Needham conference at my blog. Listen here. Direct MP3 link: https://audioboom.com/boos/4587674-wwe-q1-results-emerging-markets-talk-kpi-switches-and-worked-wrestlemania-s.mp3
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    2015 WON HOF Ballot Thread

    Rovert pointed out Mark Madden's ballot:
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    Observer HOF prediction/ballot question thread

    (We're really veering off the HOF path here but...) Having seen him on Haven, he's perfectly adequate on there.
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    2015 WON HOF Ballot Thread

    To be very honest, sometimes I go with pure calculations. Sometimes I go with gut. Everyone on the ballot has a case. It's always a question of whether it's the strongest case among the categories you're going to participate in. I haven't supported Sting before. I thought his relevance in WWE in 2015 was very interesting and honestly that did it for me. I've listened to Sting supporters. I've listened to Koloff supporters. I've listened to Slaughter supporters. Their arguments convinced me to give their candidate a vote. If they go in, great. If they don't? I won't be upset. Honestly, about the only candidate that I feel strongly about is JYD. Typically, with these things, before I can vote for , I usually have to concede that involves voting for and . So, if my analysis convinced me vote for Edge, then I feel that by the same criteria, wrestlers like CM Punk and Daniel Bryan had to get a vote. However, I'll admit that: 1.) This year, I went with my gut and didn't over-think it. 2.) I think I'm one-and-done with Sting unless he has another high-profile year in WWE.
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    2015 WON HOF Ballot Thread

    A third ballot from another anonymous voter. I FOLLOWED THE MODERN PERFORMERS IN U.S/CANADA CANDIDATES Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan Edge Brock Lesnar NON-WRESTLERS Gene Okerlund Howard Finkel
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    2015 WON HOF Ballot Thread

    A different voter who had shared their ballot with me (since I actively collected them last year). I FOLLOWED THE MODERN PERFORMERS IN U.S/CANADA CANDIDATES Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan Edge Brock Lesnar I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN MEXICO CANDIDATES Perro Aguayo Jr. L.A. Park I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN EUROPE CANDIDATES Big Daddy Rollerball Mark Rocco Johnny Saint NON-WRESTLERS Howard Finkel Gene Okerluind
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    2015 WON HOF Ballot Thread

    A Canadian voter who doesn't have an account here had shared his ballot with me. With his permission, here's how he voted: I FOLLOWED THE HISTORICAL PERFORMERS ERA CANDIDATES - YES I FOLLOWED THE MODERN PERFORMERS IN U.S/CANADA CANDIDATES - YES Bryan Danielson/Daniel Bryan Edge Brock Lesnar Sgt. Slaughter Sting I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN JAPAN CANDIDATES - YES Jun Akiyama Yuji Nagata Shinsuke Nakamura I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN MEXICO CANDIDATES - YES Perro Aguayo Jr. Dr. Wagner Jr. I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN EUROPE CANDIDATES - NO I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN AUSTRALIA/PACIFIC ISLANDS/CARIBBEAN/AFRICA CANDIDATES - NO NON-WRESTLERS Bill Apter Howard Finkel Gene Okerlund
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