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  1. CarpetCrawler

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    Adam Pearce got it too.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Dave's been reporting it in The Observer for the past few weeks and people are finally starting to talk about it thankfully. I'm glad people are finally starting to bring it up because it felt like Dave was all alone in talking about it amongst the more mainstream wrestling press.
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    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    RIP Fink. That made me smile. I love that they even shone a spotlight over the MSG-replica mic.
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    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    Shawn Stasiak finally earning the big payday!!
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    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    that sounds like that rules though
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    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    Samoa Joe subtly smirking when he mentions AJ's family will be a reference to that weird Wendy angle to me and no one can tell me otherwise. Let me have my continuity damnit!!
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    Backlash 2020 - The one with the GREATEST MATCH EVER

    I would rather listen to Mauro Ranallo scream modern pop culture references than Corey arguing with anyone ever.
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    AEW Double or Nothing 2020

    100000%. I desperately needed this. Even outside of wrestling it's been a real shitty week for me and this was just what I needed.
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    AEW Double or Nothing 2020

    This is the best fucking thing I have ever watched.
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    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    John Cena may have stealth-donated $40,000 to Shad Gaspard's family memorial fund to help it real its goal. This dude is too good for this world.
  11. CarpetCrawler

    Is Charlotte Flair the most overpushed WWE wrestler of the century?

    Yeah, I think people are being far more kind to Alexa's run than they should be. I like her and think she's an incredible talent, especially on the mic, but at one point she was getting the overkill push and just kept winning and winning while also burying the talent on the mic and some of her feuds weren't helping (dear god that writing team somehow killed Bayley, BAYLEY, when we all thought it was impossible to screw up Bayley). Capped off by that Nia Jax feud where, like it or not, that WrestleMania match with how it was built up with Alexa being a bully and Nia standing up for herself, should've ended with Nia squashing her in a minute in a feel good moment of someone finally standing up to the bully.
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    WWE TV 05/18 - 05/24 The Last Dance was fucking incredible

    You didn't read what I said. I said "flashes of his incredible hustle". I never said anything about his rebounding being "flashes". The dude's hustle and general agility was what got him attention in the first place while in Detroit. The dude was like a spark plug and a sign of life on a team that was frankly slowing down because Rick Mahorn is a slow down thumper and Laimbeer and Mahorn in the middle leads to good returns but everyone else was going to adapt. That's what made Rodman's coming out party so good. The dude was lightning quick and knew how to rile up a home crowd better than anyone past or present in the history of the NBA. The dude was skilled at rebounding, the absolute best for a long period of time, nowhere in my post did I say that his rebounding skills were over-exaggerated. sek had said that people were in awe of his presence, THAT'S what I was saying has been over-exaggerated with the benefit of historical hindsight. But I had some other things I wanted to talk about in your post that I'll get out of the way too: The Spurs were odds-on favorites in the West 1995, with an exception being the Suns. The Spurs pretty famously shat the bed in the Western Conference Finals after David Robinson disappeared during the middle of the series (Avery Johnson earned the entire team's respect for holding a team meeting and chewing out Robinson for dropping the ball. That kinda became The Admiral's problem for most of his career) The Rockets were nowhere near as good in 1995 and were kind of just wavering until the Drexler trade turned them around, and even then he didn't help them as much as they were expecting. They essentially captured lightning in a bottle by taking down a vulnerable and already Over It Suns team and a Spurs team that featured a missing Admiral and tons of in-fighting between coach Bob Hill and Rodman. The only person on your list that I believe had any sort of a chance against those 98-98 Bulls, with his problem being he struggled to deliver late in the game more than not. I know the Pippen "I guess the Mailman doesn't deliver on Sundays" story is cute, but it's also true to his actual reputation at the time!! He was considered a guy who couldn't get it done. The Lex Luger of the NBA? Or would that be Elgin Baylor. He had his only chance in 1993. He's mentioned in recent times on one of the TNT Inside the NBA shows that when he lost the title in 1993, he knew privately it was never going to happen again. By 1995 his body was beyond done and the dude was playing basketball in almost constant pain with a backing crew that was the same as they were in 1993, that being older and with more confidence than any reason to show it. They could've had the chance if Kevin Johnson could stay healthy but that was never going to happen. Ran out of gas to two Rocket teams. In 1994 that Rockets team was real good, in 1995 they were more an angry Rockets team and if the Suns could've kept their cool (they had a 3-1 lead in that series) they could've taken that series. Shawn Kemp was an athletic freak of nature and Gary Payton was the best defensive guard we had seen since Dennis Johnson. However, both their maturity levels (which they thankfully have admitted now) were nowhere near the level they needed to be to lead a team and win a title. Maybe the least surprising thing about the '96 Finals is Chicago taking a 3-0 lead. I will argue that Jordan's Western Conference competition for the first three titles was far more competitive than the last three. In the early 90s in the West you had a Blazers team that just needed to learn to keep its composure (picture an entire team of James Harden-level complainers and you have those Blazers) if they wanted to win, a Suns team that even pre-Barkley was super scary to deal with, an even younger and more athletic Jazz team with a strong 1-2 scoring punch in Jeff and Karl Malone, and a Spurs team that had Rod Strickland before he burnt out. Ya'll got hosed, especially after losing Brad Daugherty and Larry Nance. The 1992 Cavs were a pretty damn good threat and the peak of that squad. The 1992 Bulls were scary good and you got six games out of them!! Phil rules because he figured out what Chuck Daly and John Lucas figured out (Just Leave Rodman Alone and he'll do almost anything to win for you) but he also was smart enough to keep an eye on him without making it seem like he was keeping an eye on him. Phil's psychology is dearly missed in this league today, even in his later Lakers year when he was clearly burning out on egos he was still one of the smartest guys in the league. No one was going to get more out of Rodman than Phil. He even convinced Rodman he could come off the bench when he needed to!!
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    WWE TV 05/18 - 05/24 The Last Dance was fucking incredible

    Rodman's presence as a superstar people were in awe of has been incredibly exaggerated with the benefit of hindsight because the Bulls won three rings with him and everyone forgets the shitshow that was his runs with the Lakers and Mavericks (let alone the Spurs, which he blames literally everyone but himself for why they couldn't get it done in the two years he was there). Most players already started getting sick and tired of his shit when he threw a fit because Chuck Daly left the Pistons in 1992 and it just spiraled to them getting tired of the tabloids never shutting up about him for stuff he did outside of basketball. He wasn't very well-liked by most of the Bulls roster and they were just putting up with him because he showed flashes of his incredible hustle he had as a Piston. I'll make this argument until I'm blue in the face, but if the Bulls got the late 80s/early 90s Rodman before he let his ego take control of his talent they would've never lost a single game.
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    WWE Money in the Bank : what the world is not watching

    I'm still wondering why Asuka went to the second floor with the elevator rather than the top.
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    WWE Money in the Bank : what the world is not watching

    Conrad trying to poke the bear by quote tweeting Bryan Alvarez saying that he didn't like the Brother Love cameo in an effort to get the Prichard fanboys riled up was maybe the saddest thing I've seen tonight.
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