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    Blackpool, England

    Blackpool Pleasure Beach's Horseshoe Bar. The Pleasure Beach shows were initially regular Sunday afternoon programmes. The booth started mostly by luck when Bobby booked Abe Ginsberg to wrestle. Bookings were very slow and Ginsberg took hold of the microphone and very soon filled the hall. The Booth was born. Steve Fury was one who worked on the booth and recalled, "I had five matches a day, finished tea time and could wrestle again at night." Others who regularly worked the booth included Rex Strong, Tony Francis, Jack Cassidy, Bobo Matu, The Monster (Jim Green), Pedro the Gypsy and Bobby's wife, Apache Princess. Tony Francis recalled, "All introduced to the hundreds in the crowd by Abe Ginsberg, resplendent in white slacks, scarlet shirt, straw boater, and cane in hand enticing the challengers and filling the hall. Halcyon days indeed!" William Regal made his pro debut aged 15 at the Horseshoe Bar.
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    AEW Double or Nothing 2022

    I definitely went the full ***** on it, even Jack Swagger Jake Hager couldn't drag it down!
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    AEW Double or Nothing 2022

    I enjoyed the show overall. I'd have made a few different booking decisions and spread out debuts on the PPV and TV this week so to make then more impactful. The Anarchy in the Arena was an absolute blast, the highlight of a thumbs up show from me.
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    Tech troubleshooting

    The board has been down for me today, with 500 error. Working again now.
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    R.I.P. Jon Huber (Brodie Lee/Luke Harper)

    I woke up at 5am GMT and read the news. I've been in a weird state ever since. Like rovert said, he was a true family man, similar to Owen Hart or Kevin Owens, and that's what makes it even more heartbreakingly sad.
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    G1 Climax 30

    Ishii vs. Suzuki was wonderful. ****1/2
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    G1 Climax 30

    My head says Jay White but my heart says Hiroshi Tanahashi.
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    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    Which Kevin Sullivan is this?
  11. I thought this was an excellent 10 minute match between Kobashi and the more established at the time Kawada. The crowd really got in to this in the final stretch as did I, not knowing the outcome going in. Both wrestlers worked super hard, with some excellent Suplex's sprinkled in. ***3/4
  12. Meltzer comparing Ospreay with Hana was bullshit. Hana did nothing wrong at all, she was co-opted in to bullshit by the reality company and the fans went for her. Ospreay is people holding him to account. He badmouthed Pollyanna when promotions tried to book her, at the time he was a promoter, that went out of business owing talent, venues and fans a ton of money. Thousands. He booked the guy who Pollyanna accused of raping her. What Dave did is compare someone who did nothing wrong with some who blacklisted a sexual assault victim. He compared reality fans of a TV show telling someone to kill themselves to wrestling fans, to Ospreay who has adulation. He said the people who make the most noise care the least. There are a ton of fans who want promotions to do well and spend a ton of money complaining. You don't have to believe Scotty Wainwright sexual assaulted her or will Ospreay blackballed her, but you can't just dismiss those allegations like Dave did. There is so much circumstancual available, and this wasn't years ago either. It's so frustrating from a journalistic perspective. If we say you're good enough and you don't face consequences that encourages bad behaviour. The media shouldn't make exceptions. It's very enabling from people who should know better should t make exceptions for your friends. That's the issue here.
  13. Really been enjoying this series, especially the John Short tales.
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    Jeff Learns Wrestling

    Great to have the show back.
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    Great <10 minute matches

    I have just watched Dragon Lee vs Kamaitachi from Jan 24th 2015. I felt for a 6 minute match, it was a whole heap of fun. (See below) It got me thinking, what are some great sub 10 minute matches? Off the top of my head, I'd go with: Hashimoto v Zangiev from 4/24/89 Tiger Mask vs. Dynamite Kid from 8/30/80 Owen Hart vs. 123 Kid from KOTR 94 6/19/94 http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xzmseo_owen-hart-vs-1-2-3-kid-semi-final-king-of-the-ring-1994_sport Daisuke Ikeda vs. Takeshi Ono from 10/26/14 KENTA vs. Ricky Marvin from 10/15/09 There's also the Lawler vs. Snowman match that was so different to anything else at the time.
  16. I thought I'd create a list of Wrestling Podcasts that I listen to from time to time: Talk Is Jericho - http://podcastone.com/Talk-Is-Jericho Wrestling Observer Radio - F4D, Lance Storm, Tom Lawler, Bryan Vinny show etc http://www.f4wonline.com/ The Law - http://fightnetwork.com/law/ Voices Of Wrestling - http://www.voicesofwrestling.com/category/podcast/ Between The Ropes - http://www.betweentheropes.com/category/podcasts/ Pro Wrestling Torch - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pro-wrestling-torch Steven Austin Show - http://podcastone.com/Steve-Austin-Show Jim Ross Report - http://podcastone.com/The-Ross-Report P2B Place to Be Wrestling Podcast - http://placetobe.podbean.com/ Stevie Knight Podcast - http://www.stevieknight.info/ Angry Marks Radio - http://angrymarks.com/podcasts/ The Indy Corner - http://theindycorner.podomatic.com/ Mauro Ranallo - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/mauro-ranallo/id629242101?mt=2 Wrestling With Depression - http://www.wrestlingwithdepression.com/ Art Of Wrestling - Colt Cabana - http://tsmradio.com/coltcabana/ The Pro Wrestling Opinion Show - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/theprowrestlingopinionshow OVER THE TOP RADIO~! - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/cutrer DDP Radio - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ddpradio Titans Of Wrestling - http://placetobenation.com/titans-of-wrestling/ Wrestling With The Past - http://placetobenation.com/author/wrestling-with-the-past/ Wrestling Across Ameria - http://placetobenation.com/author/wrestlingacrossamerica/ Where The Big Boys Play - http://placetobenation.com/category/podcasts/where-the-big-boys-play/ Good Will Wrestling - http://placetobenation.com/author/goodwill-wrestling-podcast/ Wrestling Culture - http://placetobenation.com/wrestling-culture/ Interesting People Talking Wrestling - http://martinhines.podbean.com/ Wrestling Eye Podcast (cheap plug!) - http://wrestlingeye.libsyn.com/ Jim Cornette Experience - http://www.jimcornette.com/podcasts The Kevin Kelly Show - http://placetobenation.com/author/kkshow/ Wrestlenomics Radio - http://www.blogtalkradio.com/indeedwrestling Shake Them Ropes - http://shakethemropes.libsyn.com Human Podcast Machine (Taz) - https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/human-podcast-machine-taz/id951166132?mt=2# Talking Sheet - http://www.sheetsandwich.com/talking-sheet/ Between The Sheets - http://placetobenation.com/category/podcasts/between-the-sheets/ Woooo! Nation - http://www1.play.it/audio/wooooo-nation-with-ric-flair/ Most can also be found via iTunes etc. as well most likely, and most will have .rss feeds if you hunt around on the individual sites. This obviously isn't an all encompassing list, but ones I personally enjoy. If anyone has any other suggestions please add to this thread.
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    WON HOF 2018

    I think it's pointless adding anyone else. Dave's not going to put Jim Breaks back on either, rightly or wrongly.
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    WON HOF 2018

    I've had US voters reach me out to me privately who wanted me to convince them to vote Daddy, so it's more than "the lulz".
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    WON HOF 2018

    I couldn't vote for anyone else really until either Pallo or Daddy got it. Rocco really doesn't have an actual HoF case, he's a level down in my eyes.
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    WON HOF 2018

    I had him on the first draft of my ballot this year, then after more thought, felt he should go on the ballot with David and Kevin rather than as singularly.
  21. GREAT Episode! Especially the Other USA and WCW sections with Scott Bowden.
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    WON HOF 2018

    My ballot: I FOLLOWED THE HISTORICAL PERFORMERS ERA CANDIDATES X Sputnik Monroe Enrique Torres Von Brauners & Saul Weingeroff Johnny "Wrestling II" Walker Bearcat Wright Wild Bull Curry I FOLLOWED THE MODERN PERFORMERS IN U.S/CANADA CANDIDATES X Junkyard Dog I FOLLOWED WRESTLING IN EUROPE/AUSTRALIA/NEW ZEALAND/PACIFIC ISLANDS/AFRICA X Big Daddy Jackie Pallo Mario Milano NON-WRESTLERS Stanley Weston Jim Crockett Jr. Howard Finkel Jimmy Hart Jerry Jarrett
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    WON HOF 2018

  24. New Jack was one of the best promos in Pro Wrestling during this period.