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  1. SomethingSavage

    WWE TV 08/03 - 08/09 Giannis is a future back to back MVP

    It's awful, man. I know you're the optimism and the perpetual enthusiasm around here, and God bless ya for it. But come on. What they're doing is downright embarrassing. I wouldn't dare even watch a YouTube clip of WWE with anyone around. A decade ago, podcasters would joke about how they used to be embarrassed as kids to admit to their friends that they were wrestling fans. It's very much back to that nowadays. And that's not me just speculating. My nephew has been a fan for as far back as I can remember. But he's twelve now and won't watch any of it. It's not cool. It's not interesting. And it's not even like he's at an age where he has completely gone girl crazy and gotten rid of kid stuff. He's still into superheroes and Marvel and all that. But wrestling is awful. It's embarrassing even to children.
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    WWE TV 08/03 - 08/09 Giannis is a future back to back MVP

    Pro wrestling *is* a total joke to outsiders. This can't possibly do any further harm. You're right though. Cole beating McAfee is the obvious end result, and that's laughable because Cole is less physically imposing than Britt Baker at this point. Somebody give this guy a sandwich and a shake. Or a weight. Or a shake weight. He looks like shit.
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    WWE TV 08/03 - 08/09 Giannis is a future back to back MVP

    I meannn, I'll never be bored enough to sit down and watch how bad they're fucking that up. So it's looking pretty good on my end, brutha. On the other hand, you're making such piss poor choices in your life that it's led you to keep up with weekly WWE wrestling in 2020, as if that's a thing. I'm embarrassed for you. Your significant other is ashamed. They may not say it, but believe me. We're all sending thoughts & prayers that you kick this shameful habit. And just so we're clear, I suggested Braun was over enough to get the belt against Brock in the fall of 2017. At the time, Braun stood a chance of eclipsing someone like Brock as a monster and a legitimate singles draw. Seth has never been that. From a heirarchy standpoint AND a character perspective, pushing Seth as the breakout star of the Shield would've been like pushing X-Pac as the Game in the 1999 DX split. Except, ya know, Waltman could work and understood basic match structure and psychology. He knew the difference in performing as a heel versus a Babyface - something Seth still hasn't fully grasped to this day. A lot of you saw Seth getting over as a part of a greater whole - first in the Shield and then in the tag team with Dean - and didn't understood the context. So you thought, yes. Book him to get all the beltz! But no. Just... God, no. Go back and watch his grudge match with Triple H. For fucks sake, his idea of working a hate-filled, blood feud finale looks exactly like his throwaway opening match on Raw against, I don't know, Ryback or Dolph. You'd never know there was a backstory there. His idea of selling a career-threatening injury is hissing like a snake and occasionally stopping to slap his kneecap like an idiot who's never actually been hurt before. The guy's just the shits. You can say what you want about Braun and his limitations, but at least his best features are assets that COULD have made them some money when I said he should've been the champ. Seth is just another guy. He's as unremarkable as anyone you could point out in a crowd anywhere. I don't give a fuck how many tires he can flip or how many burpees he can execute in five minutes. Nobody does. It's a sad, dismal indicator for anyone to ever fantasy book the guy as anything other than a decent tag guy.
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    WWE TV 08/03 - 08/09 Giannis is a future back to back MVP

    Genuinely glad to see some of y'all coming around to good sense. I was losing faith in this place after y'all spent a year and a half fantasy booking Seth to beat Brock for the belt before they were stupid enough to actually do it.
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    WWE TV 08/03 - 08/09 Giannis is a future back to back MVP

    I don't watch this garbage anymore but God bless you guys for sticking with it. I thought I was a die-hard fan for trying to keep up with it for 30 years, but you guys. Y'all are the true believers. A friend showed me a clip of the Fight Club soft reboot thing they're doing. Christ. Just sell this company or something already. It's scraps at best. This junk makes 1995 look like the good old days. I can't even imagine what motivates y'all to keep up with it. Honestly. Nothing leads to anything. Nothing develops. There are no stories. No narratives. I don't care what you come up with in your own mind to try to connect dots that aren't even there. It's all irrelevant. Nothing they do matters. Nobody on their shows matter. No one knows these people or what they're doing. Pro wrestling is DONE for now. Crowds ARE essential. This cinematic experiment bullshit is a massive misfire. I love pro wrestling like nobody's business, but THIS is not that anymore. I realize I probably sound butthurt or bitter, but far from it. I'm genuinely in awe that people would still devote time and effort to this stuff. I don't know how or WHY anyone on earth would actively want to make THIS a part of their free time, especially when there are so many better alternatives out there.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

    Because "he" was discussing the podcast. Hence the post in a thread about said podcast, ya simple fuck. You somehow strike me as the last person on God's green earth qualified to discuss the definition of masculinity - warped or otherwise. Please refrain from doing it again. You're only embarrassing yourself. Feel free to find your way back to the Cancellation thread now, little bird.
  7. SomethingSavage

    The Jim Cornette Experience

    Dude. That shit has no place here.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Yeah, I'm not buying that. There's some early 00s stuff with LowKi, Danielson, Joe, and even AJ that looks plenty stiff and snug without gaping holes in the work. It's still a performance, but it's more an athletic struggle and less a dance recital than a lot of what I see today. I'm not saying there isn't SOME of that happening today. But I think the majority is an abundance of rehearsed stuff. That's perception, and I'm not alone in that. Feel free to dismiss my talking point as just some generic opinion I'm parroting from elsewhere, but I'd say you're living in a bubble. Because tons of folks feel the same way without perusing message boards or having their faces in wrestling Twitter to tell them what they should think.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

    Ban me, I guess? As much as I still enjoy dropping in sometimes, I'm rarely around anyway. Doesn't make Cornette's line any less funny. You telling me Dana *doesn't* look like the female Gremlin from the New York sequel? Because you'd be wrong, and I'll knock all this shit over.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    THIS. For instance, since Austin's name came up and the match with Bret came to mind instantly, some of my favorite matches growing up were Bret Hart matches. And over time, Bret has discussed laying out matches and sequences for three hours with some of his opponents. Watching the matches, they play out like a well-told story. So I can absolutely see that. But they don't look or function like rehearsed performances. There is a struggle and a resistance there. Today, more often than not, there's just layers of cooperation piled on top of those pre-planned moments. And it all just comes across as a recital of clearly staged dance steps.
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    The Jim Cornette Experience

    I know it's harsh, and I don't expect the thin-skinned social justice soyboys to respond glowingly to it - but Jim's line about Dana Brooke's face looking like it was remodeled from scratch after somebody set fire to it and tried to put it out with an axe was both accurate and laugh-out-loud hilarious. On a more serious note, the last couple of Experience episodes have been pretty solid. I normally only listen to the Drive Thru, but I really dug his reviews of the first Clash and the NXT Bash/Fyter Fest shows. Corny saying Aubrey Edwards is the best female performer on the AEW roster doesn't even sound like a stretch to me. Part of that may be the awful, mismanaged booking. But yeah. Their women's division feels DOA. Most of all, I loved Jim's fantasy booking for a Big Bubba babyface turn we never got. He rattled off a series of matches, a tag team pairing with Dusty involving a run against the Midnights, and the whole nine yards. It's proof that - regardless of how out of touch people claim he is - Jim can still book basic, sensible, logical pro wrestling when he's engaged and a fan of the product or performers involved. Furthermore, I think he makes an excellent point about modern wrestling always attempting to reap rewards and returns off characters and angles without ever putting in adequate equity first. I realize that's hardly an original thought or opinion, but it's so true and such a pitfall with almost everything about modern pro wrestling.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    Appreciate the recommendations, brutha. I jumped right into The Comics Canon today. The sheer variety in topics, time periods, and story arcs covered in their lineup looked refreshing to the year-by-year analysis I'm getting from My Marvelous Year. I know you're a fan of the classic stuff. But if you ever get around to reading some of Hickman's Fantastic Four, I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    I was raised by my wonderful grandparents and have just grown up around A LOT of folks like Corny. I find him immensely entertaining. I don't need to agree with his stance on issues to find his insults amusing. The guy's a gifted storyteller through & through. His charm lies in his conviction. I'll take a fired up Cornette rant over the best promo in the business by 2020 standards. Cornette may be the last guy from the business who promos with any consistency & still sounds like he means what he says. GOAT status.
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    Comic books and Manga Thread

    I've just started following My Marvelous Year from the beginning on Spotify. What other pods are out there, man? I'd absolutely be into giving some more a try.
  15. Yeah. You got me. I fabricated an imaginary argument. Christ, some of y'all are beyond weird. You guys have been here through this whole thread. Both points were made a few pages back. Not everyone lives with their faces in their phones or constantly checking here to comment back and forth. My response is a little late, because I'm just now reading through those posts. And no. I didn't use the quote feature because I'm both on my phone and at work. I said what I said. It's all stupid. Feel free to carry on pretending you don't notice tiddies or talking about the definition of language or whateverthefuck.
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