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  1. GSR

    Bruce Mitchell Drama

    What would he have to offer the Observer anyway? I've never been a Torch guy as it is, but isn't Mitchell a columnist as opposed to a reporter? The newsletter is Dave's baby and although the likes of Pat Laprade, Kurt Brown and Phil Lions have written pieces (usually obits or historical stuff) I can't see Dave being prepared to give over a section every week to Bruce, especially when Dave seemingly struggles to get everything in as it is. I do remember the Observer having a columnist in the early 2000s (Ben something or other maybe), but it didn't last long, plus I read the Observer for Dave's opinions no-one elses. Could he offer anything on the audio side of things? I doubt it. Even if Dave wanted to hire his pal, Bryan is clued up and savvy enough to know it wouldn't be good/wise business. Completely off topic, but I would be interested to know how the Torch does in comparison to the Observer. Clearly not a metric to go on, but Wade has approx. 200,000 less Twitter followers than Dave and I never see the Torch mentioned on any forums I go. Heck, this is probably the most pub the Torch has gotten since Moxley gave Wade his first interview after leaving WWE.
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    Dave Meltzer stuff

    I haven't, but from what I gather there is no original content (I doubt Dave would have the time for starters). They're not reprints of every Observer, rather major stories/articles for the year put into some sort of chronological order. As an example, for '97, the Montreal Screw Job would have been written about over numerous issues, the articles from all the issues that talked about the Screw Job, the fallout etc., have then been put into chronological order, so you can follow how the story develops, to form one chapter of the book.
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    AEW Dynamite - December 9, 2020

    Dave quickly addressed him on today's WOR. Didn't give exact details but just wished him the best.
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    Dave Meltzer stuff

    Shit. He was doing so well and sounded so upbeat and confident of shortly being home on that recent audio he did with Bryan.
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    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    I've not listened to the podcast (and don't really have much interest to at the moment) but even though Meltzer sent him a ballot (confirmed by Dave on WOR) Cornette didn't vote because he fell out with Dave? I know he can be stubborn, but I didn't think he'd be that petty.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Steve Ogilvie has a vote, at least he did last year as he was on Brian Last's podcast, and was very good too, so I would assume he again voted this year. Although Tim Hornbaker posted on Classics about how he never got a ballot this year, whether that was an oversight on Dave's part or he does drop people we'll probably never know. I wonder if he'll actually send ballots to Cornette and Last in 2021. After accusing him of manipulating and fabricating results I know if I was in Dave's shoes they wouldn't be getting one again.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Of course there are going to be way more men than women voters, for reasons sek69 stated. You could've easily said the same, as it was you chose to throw out unquantifiable numbers and be the same smarmy thinks-they-knows-it-all poster you usually are whenever you show up on this board. Hope not.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    Considering who has ballots is kept private unless said people choose to divulge, you have no way of knowing that. Stick to the facts and stop making things up.
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    WWE TV 11/23 - 11/29 Lakers gonna three-peat

    To this day, his "efforts" during the World Cup '90 penalty shoot out against West Germany is a constant source of amusement amongst a group of friends. So slow and old, the ball is already in the back of the net by the time he dives!
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    WWE TV 11/23 - 11/29 Lakers gonna three-peat

    Maybe some English folk do hold a grudge still (and I do my best to avoid Twitter as much as possible these days), but me, my friends, no, nothing but respect for him and his talent.
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    WWE TV 11/23 - 11/29 Lakers gonna three-peat

    Only if your name is Peter Shilton or were part of that team who lost in the World Cup quarter finals. I've spoken with friends on the phone about him today and seen comments on message boards and have not seen one negative post about him. Yes, for a period folk were pissed about Mexico '86, but his sheer talent, skill and couldn't give a fuckery won most folk over. Watching clips on YouTube and his control of a football was second to none, plus he was tough as nails. Check out clips from the Copa Del Ray in '84 against Bilbao, the Athletic team target him something rotten and he just gets up and carries on (until it all boils over). He played in an era when players got little protection and someone as skillful as him got it worse than most. The guy lived a colourful life and probably crammed several into those sixty years.
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    The Cancellation of Jim Cornette

    From listening to Observer Radio the other day, it sounded like Cornette's comments on the Observer Hall of Fame, accusing Dave of fabricating ballots and fixing the numbers so that Omega got elected, bothered Dave more than anything else that Corny has said about him. I also found it pretty amusing about how Cornette's sycophant was ragging on the Hall of Fame for having Benoit in, yet Dave pointed out that the best argument put forward for Benoit remaining in the Hall was put forward by Cornette, which I presume Corny kept quiet about on his podcast.
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    2020 Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame

    Yup, it was already pointed out to Raw is War previously in another thread that the GWE project was based on watching footage when they started going on about how "most GWE voters didn't value historical significance, drawing power, star power, importance outside of wrestling, name recognition or pushes." So not sure why, in a project based on watching footage, you would add someone as a "historical curiosity"? If you're going to start talking or referencing GWE at least get the details of the project correct.
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    Match Discussion Archive

    If anyone has any reviews for post-August just post them in the August 2020 sub-forum and someone will move them over if/when later folders are created. I actually just checked on Loss' profile and he hasn't logged in for over a month now. Outside of he and Goodhelmet I have no idea who else may have Admin powers.
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