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  1. SteveJRogers

    Pet Peeves in Wrestling

    The one time “the wrong leg” worked when it comes to that kind of leg lock hold was the finish in Montreal
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    WWE TV 6/28-7/4 Euro 2020 is pro wrestling

    The “any WWE world championship of holder’s choosing” clause probably “overrides” such a stip.
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    Pet Peeves in Wrestling

    What’s lazier, and this is often with face interactions as well, is when the one getting hit acts like it was done on purpose. Does any one go back to the locker room, watch the replay, and realize what happened!?
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Yeah, I should have put quotes on that. It sucks that he had to apologize just for the sake of the Fast & Furious film. But the point that he isn’t as open to being labeled a massive hypocrite like LeBron James, for example, is as a defense…not the most solid of all defenses, but at the same time, is on brand for the idea of protecting a brand that is trying to be more of a global brand. Anyway, point of the post was more about using a comedic dance segment that furthered no storyline (even a show only one like Bayley’s 2021 WM segments) or had any sort of reason for being (ie getting jumped from behind setting up an impromptu match there, or the next night on Raw) as a “WrestleMania spotlight appearance” In the grand scheme of things, probably more of a “best never to speak of this again” moment!
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    I don’t know if there is a WWE “CTDWAT” thread in that folder, as it doesn’t really count as a WWE “thing”…well kinda, sorta, but it’s a separate thing than current product discussion. John Cena is in the “crosshairs” of certain media outlets for apologizing to the Chinese marketplace for misstating Taiwan’s current status. Tyrus has been on at least one of those outlets defending Cena, pretty much because it was inadvertent, and Cena isn’t one of those constantly showing his political/social bent and exposing hypocritical nature of certain beliefs (ie not going after China for their human rights record when given the opportunity while decrying major issues of the day here in the US). Anyway, Tyrus claimed that he’ll always be a Cena Guy after Cena allowed him to have 8 or so minutes of air time on WrestleMania by getting in a “bathroom break” before the ME…though that pre-ME segment/match generally IS the bathroom break match. Thing is, getting on WrestleMania is one thing (FWIW, Tyrus referred to it as a “match”) but I’m not sure if I’m being paid to be an athletic performer, I’d be bragging too much about dancing to your theme song as your lone time in the WrestleMania spotlight!
  6. So, because you don’t like a media outlet’s social/political/theological take, you pretty much play the victim blaming/shaming card. So...if I am not a fan of the output of the Weinstein Company/Mirimax, or on a micro level the works of a sleazy, scumbag harassing and manipulating, but lefty leaning director, it’s someone’s fault because they chose to get a paycheck from the studio, or work for said director? Political/social/theological beliefs do not equal toxic work environments! I mean John Layfield the toxic person is NOT as over the top JR Ewing neo-con as the JBL character is, and Tyrus has a libertarian frat boy act going on that network, probably to help balance the stuffy “elite prep” feel of the more conservative guy opinion talkers on there.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Was there a more discussed literal MacGuffin in wrestling history than what could be in Undertaker’s urn? The way it gets talked up about on TV in the early years of the gimmick, you’d thought an “endgame” would have been revealed at some point! I know at the end of the day, it’s no different than what was in the briefcase in Pulp Fiction, but I can’t think of too many unresolved and discussed storyline threads that revolved around a singular object like it (as opposed to “who did what to whom” plot threads).
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    Holy Grails

    A CT area charity event held the day before the 1992 Rumble popped up the other day, and was discussed on the most recent Place To Be Nation podcast (covered the Jan 1992 MSG house show).
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Sad news about Mongo McMichael https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/bears/ct-prem-chicago-bears-steve-mcmichael-als-20210423-okfosu3f7ffzpcn6d4lja62cw4-story.html
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    The only one of those three who’d ever be, or have a reason to be on as an active AEW employee/suit is Cody. And even there I’d doubt he, or Dustin would do anything like it until either one finally heads into the sunset as a regular performer.
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    I’d prefer the alternate timeline where the 75 year old is making appearances at fan fests and cons FWIW, no one has answered me about why the indifference towards essentially a promotion’s HOF, even with all the marketing over hype, drive for tickets sales, and production given to it on an annual basis gets complete shat on, yet fans of certain non-scripted sports teams get all bent out of shape over who’s number is or isn’t retired, who’s in or out of their team’s version of a Hall of Fame, if the team should even have a version of a Hall, and who should have a statue in their honor erected by the team at their stadium/arena! Case in point, something caught my interest in an Major League Baseball team’s media guide this year where in a section listing the entire roster by uniform number, the text is broken up with pictures spotlighting the six men who have their uniform numbers retired, and two other players. Rumors and speculation have been swirling since both men retired (also one has been deceased for nearly a decade now) are due to be among those announced as the next retired number honorees, but more likely it was just random luck that these two franchise legends got the pics to break up the text on those pages. Anyway, I posted about the “interesting” nature of the layout on a forum of fans of said team, and a poster who is no fan of the deceased former star lost his shit over why this guy, who admittedly has tangible reasons for not getting his number retired by the franchise (only spent 5 of his 19 MLB seasons with the team, and was his future baseball HOFer self for 2 of them, and was good to barely mediocre for the other 3), is constantly being considered! The poster has personal issues with the player’s off-field antics and such as well, but I so want to bring the prevailing attitude of the IWC towards the WWE Hall of Fame to this guy, and simply be all; Don’t care so much, selections are all arbitrary according to whomever is in charge of the franchise! Plus it’s all part of ways to sell tickets on games that they don’t think will sell well!
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    Well, to be fair, a case can be made that a solid percentage of those who were brought to the product that summer of ‘96 were lapsed WWF, Rock n Wrestling connection era fans
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    Pretty much what I said Also of note, three “years” in a row the Warrior Award has kind of “pivoted,” sort of, to what Warrior said in his speech about employees of the company, more so than the inspiring stories of someone in the fanb...I mean WWE Universe.
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    WWE Hall of Fame 2020-21

    Infamously in fact, with both the Brawl For All being structured around him winning, and in WCW mocking Jim Ross! Part of me wonders if it’s just meant for deceased performers, but two people were inducted in 2019 that are still living as of today, and clearly Davey Boy Smith getting in shows they still let the deceased in the main “wing” as a solo act (as opposed to part of the Bulldogs tag, or the 1997 Harts faction). So maybe it’s more about the visibility/desire to show up, of descendants, or at least people willing to present them, as well as adding names to a HOF class?
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    WWE Network... It's Here

    Tell you to truth, the frustration with the line is directed completely at Conrad’s lack of following up in some form than Arn being bitter by how shitty he was being treated at the end. Point of this was that Jericho on Broken Skull Sessions negates the idea that the “no other promotions exist outside of what we do in kayfabe” way of doing things actually exists within AEW.
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