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  1. PeteF3

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    Dory did appear in ECW a few times (as well as Smoky). Terry had runs in WCW in '94 and again from '98-'01.
  2. PeteF3

    Payback 2020 Roman is The Guy

    As someone who couldn't possibly be compelled to comment on modern-day WWE, I'll only add that after going through the '90s Yearbooks my opinion on the MVCs lies much, much closer to NintendoLogic's than anyone else's here. Along with Ultimo Dragon and Koji Kanemoto they were the biggest disappointments of the set.
  3. This was an issue for me for awhile but I haven't noticed it in several weeks. The only weird thing is the RIP Mitch Ryder thread, which takes me to an error page and seemingly everybody else as well (since it's sitting on 0 views).
  4. PeteF3

    Comments that don't warrant a thread - Part 4

    That was way later, like post-Russo.
  5. PeteF3

    All Elite Wrestling

    Well, that's a pretty big "Unless..." Tuesday Night Fights did good ratings for USA 52 weeks out of the year and when management changed, it didn't fit their vision and went away. The new guy in charge of TNT is also the guy who got rid of boxing on HBO.
  6. PeteF3

    Rusev says he's done with wrestling

    He might well be done but I put zero stock into almost anything Rusev says. Dude just likes fucking with people.
  7. PeteF3

    Place to Be Podcast Thread

    Unfortunately in contrast to the reaction on this show, I think there's a strong argument that the decision to put the title on Slaughter was, from a purely financial and publicity standpoint, the singular worst booking decision in WWF history. Certainly the worst up until 1991 and maybe one of the worst for a long time afterward. So much of their more recent decline has been of the "death by a thousand cuts" variety, whereas this is a singular decision that ended up being a critical and financial flop, and brought untold amounts of negative publicity--negative attention that I would say planted a seed and exacerbated the reactions to the even-more negative publicity to come a year later. I can tell you anecdotally as well as with facts and figures that Earthquake was demonstrably more over in the fall of '90 than Slaughter was in the spring of '91. Anecdotally based on house show reactions and with proof in the pudding with the fact that SummerSlam '90 outperformed Mania 7 on PPV by a substantial margin (sorry JT, but Mania 7 was the *lowest* grossing Mania to date, not the highest). Now, the Rumble itself actually did very good numbers by the rather low standards set by the '89-'90 shows, so the whole distastefulness of putting Slaughter in a PPV main event mere days after war breaks out could probably have been a footnote in history...but when they doubled down and actually put the title on him, shit hit the fan and not in a good way. Maybe Warrior-Hogan doesn't keep the WWF in the Coliseum either, but they went with a main event that couldn't even sell out the LA Sports Arena and pissed off a bunch of people in the process who weren't shy about publicly saying so (a planned celebrity "get" in Bob Costas, as well as Jesse Ventura), all for a 2.8 buyrate after a 4.5 the previous year. The bloom was off the rose as far as Vince being a genius impresario, and his public reinvention as a cynical sleaze merchant would not help with even more serious accusations to come.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.)
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. PeteF3

    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    So focus on what she did, not what she is.
  15. 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."