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  1. Wrestling used to be a big deal in South Africa. I'd wager it's been active/thriving for around 70+ years, though it definitely dwindled towards the end of the 80s/early 90s. Regarding footage, I don't think there's anything before the 70s. Most of the oldest articles online are about the CWA (1973-1977ish). I'd guess the earliest footage we have would be that - seeing Otto Wanz was crowned the inaugral CWA champ here in Cape Town. The oldest footage I've seen were some clips spliced into a candid camera movie from the late 80s.
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    WWE TV 12/16 - 12/22 the road to Royal Rumble begins!

    Seems Ronda's confirmed to return.
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    WWE TV 12/16 - 12/22 the road to Royal Rumble begins!

    I don't have enough experience with Kross to compare, but he's the same height as Reigns (6'3") and almost the same weight. I don't think he'll look like a giant but he won't look average/small considering the actual depth of the roster.
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    The length of wrestling shows & overkill

    My only exposure to wrestling when I was younger was through 1-hour "highlight" shows of Raw and WCW. That's all we had on TV here. Our major sport's channel would pick up WWF PPVs for the full length of time and it always felt so special. It just made sense that the weekly shows would be shorter than the PPV you're shelling out money for. Episodes felt like teasers and the PPV felt like the complete package. Fast-forward to 2009 and I started discussing wrestling online and watching the original edits of the shows. PPVs lost a lot of appeal to me, because what made them so special if I'm getting 3 hours every week? Sure, one could say that we don't get feud blow-offs and quality matchups on TV but it isn't like the WWE offer that to us on PPVs, anyway. To me, 90 minutes is the perfect middle ground. 3 hours is too much to dedicate to the current product weekly while 1 hour is just too short to enjoy matches/progress more than just the main story-line. I love binge watching TV shows and I probably do watch 3 hours of TV a day, pretty easily, but I feel like I get some form of development in the story/characters with that. It never feels like a wasted venture - and if it does I stop watching the show. I don't want to stop watching wrestling, I love it too much, but I can't justify investing that much time into something where the only story-line development is usually undone or forgotten within weeks. I guess that's why I loved Lucha Underground - yeah, it was kinda silly but it at least went somewhere.
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    WWE TV 11/18 - 11/24 South American Coupamania

    Wow, that's a terrible picture - and not because of the geekiness. You'd think Riddle would be featured more in that thumbnail but outside of a couple guys, nobody stands out in that sea of faces. It's just one big blur of bland.
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    Current Lucha Talk

    They really do fall back on the Negro gets shaved well far too often... I get he's "a made man" but I'm starting to wonder how much of a rub to the winner him losing an apuesta actually means these days.
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    Current Lucha Talk

    There's one from 1995 Tijuana - that's the only barbedwire cage I know of there. That's on Youtube, though.
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    Wrestling in unusual contexts

    So, this is the biggest song to hit my country in a while - I see it's even sparked a (semi)viral worldwide hashtag on Twitter. If you do watch this - from everyone in my country, I'm so sorry.
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    Dave Meltzer stuff

    I want to say that the line is from a song/freestyle but I cannot remember the name. Gotch is obviously trying to be 2edgy5u and not serious but that's not a good look to be putting out publically.
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    WWE Hidden Gems

    A fancam of the show has been on Youtube for a minute - so I'm not sure anything. Of course the Network release has better production and you're not staring at someone's head for the majority.
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    Current Lucha Talk

    Cain has been a regular guest on Telemundo, Televiso Deportes and Univision. I don't know AAA's television deal situation but that's where my mind jumped He's not shy about promoting his Mexican heritage, either. So I guess patriotism and a helluva lot of money makes some decisions easier.
  12. What's the over/under on this just being a means of setting up Prince MBS' fantasy Monday Night Wars (ft ECW) rehash for the next Saudi show?
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    Ring of Honor Wrestling

    RoH getting in on some dog fighting?
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    WWE TV 5/13 - 5/19: Raw is Megaman

    I came on here last night to read about the two shows this week (as the go home to a PPV) only to find this thread as dead as an Evolve crowd. I see Smackdown hit a record low viewership so it isn't just PWO. Stuff is sad Edit: there was a time I when I would have lost it to hear Rey and Cesaro had had a match. That is a massive dream match for me. But now I am completely apathetic.