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  1. It was an issue with Flair in the '80s, too. Part of that was Flair himself, part of that was Dusty, but people operating in JCP at the time failed to understand the difference as well and still do to this day.
  2. NWA champion model fetishization, with everyone missing the fact that the NWA champion model worked a hell of a lot better when the champ came to your territory once or twice a year instead of being on TV every week, and nowadays on top of it, wrestling every week.
  3. PeteF3

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    On Cornette's Facebook group some months ago, someone suggested to Last that Cornette review something like WrestleMania III--something from a more classic time period but still outside of his wheelhouse. He seemed open to the idea. I think that would make for a fascinating show.
  4. PeteF3

    Is the empire crumbling before our eyes?

    That would be quite the scientific discovery since to my knowledge there's been no known cases of re-infection, just stories of dying viruses still triggering false-positive tests. Did Kayla actually test positive twice or was she one of many people I know who just "know" they had it in the first 3 months of the year because they had a bad cold or flu but didn't actually get tested? (Partially because it was almost impossible to do.)
  5. PeteF3

    John Tenta-Koji Kitao infamous shoot

    That crowd is definitely not impressed with ol' Fred's temper tantrum, as I recall. IIRC Kitao had already done one job to Tenta and was extra-pissed at having to do another one.
  6. Yep. Gone. He made two more Tweets doubling down on it that I didn't save, about "I SAID I wasn't blaming victims, you dumbasses!" sort of in the tone of that guy in Office Space screaming about how he had people skills.
  7. PeteF3

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    So focus on what she did, not what she is.
  8. Can a mod please split these last few pages off to a new topic? We are way, way, way past the point of this "not warranting a thread."
  9. PeteF3

    Holy Grails

    I couldn't find the original angle on Beau James' big 1986-89 set that he was selling, and he said he included everything that he could find. Now, I didn't watch the set comprehensively but I was on the lookout for it as I was ripping discs. It's also not on ArmstrongAlley's Continental playlist on Youtube. Unless the Wrestling Epicenter list is out of order, it goes from 7/9/88 (Humongous vs. Intruder, Davis vs. Alan Martin) to 8/6/88 (Prichard vs. Mike Starr). The angle was on 7/30.
  10. PeteF3

    Holy Grails

    Am I correct that for such a 1988 newsletter sensation, the Eddie Gilbert/Willie B. Hert son angle isn't actually in circulation? I chatted with Bix about this and he's not entirely sure either, but I haven't seen it in goc's Continental footage or any other sources of Alabama wrestling. I've found a very brief highlight clip from a certain tape-trader in Western PA, though.
  11. And top of that, knowing Keith the odds are 2-1 that it was just some dude posing as Borga. "Warrior was supposed to be the one to sell out to Mr. Perfect" is another one that's gotten a huge amount of traction and I'm pretty sure is 100% bullshit. It doesn't really make any sense and when I watched the '92 Yearbook I didn't get any sense or hints that there was going to be any Warrior turn. The pre-MNW WWF was usually not in the business of turning a major babyface out of the blue like that--if there were plans for him to turn, there'd be some kind of on-air hint of it.
  12. Same here. Though it could just be that it was an IC title match in the spring of '99 and that meant that more often than not the title was getting switched.
  13. PeteF3

    RIP Johnny Walker, aka Mr Wrestling II

    Even though sex with a minor is what the charges seemingly amounted to, Walker was one of 9 participants involved in a gang rape. It wasn't just an 18-year old running around with a 15-year old. And considering this was the early 1950's I have to imagine this girl had to have been fucked up bad for charges of any kind to stick.
  14. Mongo was awesome as both an announcer and a wrestler. I mean, in some ways he was terrible, but in many ways he was great--both ironically and unironically. My favorite unironic Mongo image is his first Nitro run-in after turning at the Bash, killing Randy Savage with the briefcase during a match against Flair. Mongo in the all black and shades actually looked like a cool, intimidating motherfucker. What I'm really trying to say is, this thread is apropos, and I ain't talkin' 'bout diggin' around in the dirt with farm implements, baby.
  15. PeteF3

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    I'm sure Brian would try to point to the Superpodcast as evidence that he's a draw, but I can't help but think that if that was bringing in beaucoup bucks, we'd be getting episodes more than once every 5 months.