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Let's try this again. I was trying to clean some things up in the last one and accidentally deleted the entire thing.

 

Reminder: Anything that you anticipate going more than 1-2 posts should be its own thread. I'd prefer for this not to be so big. Thanks.

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It occurred to me that Brodius Clay could be the WWE version of Bob Sapp, if that makes sense.

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......thinking about this earlier today, I can't believe a former wrestler's never opened up a BBQ joint after retirment and named it "are you ribbin' me"

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......thinking about this earlier today, I can't believe a former wrestler's never opened up a BBQ joint after retirment and named it "are you ribbin' me"

That would be pretty awesome. But only hardcore fans would get it.:)

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......thinking about this earlier today, I can't believe a former wrestler's never opened up a BBQ joint after retirment and named it "are you ribbin' me"

That would be pretty awesome. But only hardcore fans would get it.:)

 

Nah, nonfans would get it as a joke name. "Ribbing" isn't a wrestling exclusive term.

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Raw is coming to town on Feb. 20 and the wife really wanted to go so I caved and bought tickets. Since I don't follow the current product much any more, I have a question: When do they really kick the angles and hype for Wrestlemania into gear? I see it's on April 1 this year, so is it possible that the Feb. 20 Raw could have the Rock and other high-end stuff since it's the the first show post-Elimination Chamber w/ WM the next PPV on the horizon?

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I think the Feb 20 show is supposed to be the kick-off show for Mania with the Rock appearing, so good timing for you. Also good on you for having a wife who is more into WWE than you are---my wife humours me from time to time, but essentially she thinks wrestling is juvenile garbage.

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Between Kobashi and Joshi, Japanese wrestling had way too many rolling cradles in the 90s.

Kobashi was the only person of note who did it in All Japan. I can tolerate one person in a fed doing a goofy spot. It actually was a ton of fun when he put Baba in it.

 

Don't recall anyone in NJPW using it in the same timeframe. Might have been, but it didn't stand point like Kobashi.

 

If one person of note is going it in the two major feds in a country, I can tolerate it. :)

 

Joshi is a different beast, but I bet we can think of other spots that got run into the ground worse in joshi. Think dropkicks.

 

John

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Meh, outside of Toyota in AJW and Fukuoka in JWP (who was doing it as a Toyota tribute spot) I don't recally that many others in joshi doing it

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None of the NJPW heavyweights did rolling cradles from what I remember in the 90s. I think some of the juniors did but it was more of a secondary move that came out in big matches.

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Just ordered the latest IWE Chronicles set from Mr. Lynch. This one has a listing for a Verne Gagne-Billy Robinson match from 11/20/79 in Japan. Jeff said it's about 40 minutes with full ring intros and national anthems, the whole shebang.

 

I had no idea they wrestled after their 1974 series so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

 

EDIT: I have realized that this could also be their 1974 bout from 11/20 labeled wrong, but there is lots of other decent stuff on that set anyway so no problem if it is. Verne was on tour in the IWE during that part of November in 1979 so it might very well be new.

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Just ordered the latest IWE Chronicles set from Mr. Lynch. This one has a listing for a Verne Gagne-Billy Robinson match from 11/20/79 in Japan. Jeff said it's about 40 minutes with full ring intros and national anthems, the whole shebang.

 

I had no idea they wrestled after their 1974 series so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

 

EDIT: I have realized that this could also be their 1974 bout from 11/20 labeled wrong, but there is lots of other decent stuff on that set anyway so no problem if it is. Verne was on tour in the IWE during that part of November in 1979 so it might very well be new.

Jeff is wrong on the date. It was the 74 bout. I think this is stuff from Dan and the recent IWE dvd releases.

 

John

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Good on you for having a wife who is more into WWE than you are---my wife humours me from time to time, but essentially she thinks wrestling is juvenile garbage.

My wife is not into wrestling at all. If she was, there's no way I would've married her :)

 

She really wanted to go to Raw for some reason, though. It'll be fun.

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I really need to set up a viewing schedule for myself. I have ECW TV, NWA Hollywood, NWA Anarchy, various years of WCW and SMW TV that I try to squeeze in on a regular basis. Tuesday has kind of become ECW day and Thursday has become NWA Hollywood day. I watch those consistently, I haven't been as good with the others.

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Just ordered the latest IWE Chronicles set from Mr. Lynch. This one has a listing for a Verne Gagne-Billy Robinson match from 11/20/79 in Japan. Jeff said it's about 40 minutes with full ring intros and national anthems, the whole shebang.

 

I had no idea they wrestled after their 1974 series so I'm really looking forward to seeing it.

 

EDIT: I have realized that this could also be their 1974 bout from 11/20 labeled wrong, but there is lots of other decent stuff on that set anyway so no problem if it is. Verne was on tour in the IWE during that part of November in 1979 so it might very well be new.

Jeff is wrong on the date. It was the 74 bout. I think this is stuff from Dan and the recent IWE dvd releases.

 

John

 

Awwwwwwwww. :(

 

It'll still be fun to watch. I love the old IWE stuff, some real gems have come out of those releases. Some really early career matches of some guys too, like Sgt. Slaughter and the Sheepherders.

 

This set also has a Bockwinkel-Ashua Hara match I don't think I've seen before.

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Holy fuck, my wife met Hulk Hogan today. She has pictures with him and everything (she's a tv journalist, he was in for an interview).

 

Fuck it, I just booked tickets to the TNA show in London on Saturday. I'm such a mark.

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Apparently Hogan is appearing on that Loose Women show tomorrow as well. I found that pretty funny when I read about it, like, 10 minutes ago.

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