Jump to content
Pro Wrestling Only
Sign in to follow this  
KawadaSmile

WWE TV 05/18 - 05/24 The Last Dance was fucking incredible

Recommended Posts

Hey fellas, that doc was awesome. The best sports documentary ever and one of the greatest documentaries, period.

 

Also gotta love losing Becky and then running Drew/Corbin as your main.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, having Corbin feud with the new champ worked so well with the last guy who beat Lesnar at Mania, how could the WWE resist?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Lol at playing Blacks music for him to make a save in an empty building.  Theres no there to pop you weirdos.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Edge/Orton had a great match in 04 at Vengeance and a good match in 06 on Raw to write off Orton after his first wellness violation. They had good chemistry back but now I don't think they can pull it off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's amazing how two people who barely speak English like the Kabuki Warriors are the best promos on this show by a fair length. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah,  those skits were something.  

Not sure what is more irritating at this point, every women's division focusing on Charlotte or Corbin continuing to be wedged into a main event slot no matter how many times that square peg doesn't fit in that particular round hold. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Certainly a lot of stables on Raw now.

MVP's, Zelina's, Seth's

Heyman trying to recreate 96/97 ECW here. Hell even 98-2000 ECW had a bunch of stables

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

MVP giving me Gary Hart vibes as the scummy heel manager type we haven't really seen in WWE for a long time. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The whole build for Edge/Orton just comes off as them being salty their Cinematic Masterpiece at Mania got panned. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Last Dance is not even close to the best sports doc ever imo, but it was excellent. Saw this on Twitter, but it's amazing and hilarious how MJ seems to hold on to the mildest perceived slight, but he seems unbothered by Dennis Rodman literally missing NBA finals practice to join the nWo and hang out with Hogan. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like to think it was because MJ respected how little fucks Rodman gave, both in general and specifically how he was probably the only guy in the locker room not in awe of playing with him.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like to imagine Vince at least coinsidered one-upping WCW by trying to get MJ to skip practice. 

Of all gimmicks for Seth Rollins, a mid-card heel who is grumpy about the upcoming sleepless nights he's going to have is the best suited for him. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, sek69 said:

he was probably the only guy in the locker room not in awe of playing with him.

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, CarpetCrawler said:

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.

He led the league in rebounds-per-game as a Piston, Spur, and Bull from 91'-98' with an average of 15+ in most of those seasons, an absurd amount especially for that era (when the league tended to be bigger). 

That's not "flashes of brilliance." The Worm was the best rebounder in the league during his Bulls run. He was also the best rebounder in the league during his Spurs years. The Spurs not getting to the Finals had much more to do with the competition in the West in the 90s. They were competing against some very, very good Rockets, Jazz, Suns, and Sonics teams. That depth didn't exist in the East during the Bulls run as once Chicago took hold, the Pistons collapsed, the Celtics collapsed, and my Cavs flamed out after a strong 91'-92'. The Bulls would eventually get challenged by the Pacers, Knicks, and Magic, but these teams didn't peak at the same time (the Knicks in 94', the Magic in 95', and the Pacers were strong throughout but not a real challenge until 98'). Even at their best, none could topple the Bulls consistently, while, in the West, things were murkier as, on any given night, the Rockets, or Jazz, Suns, or Spurs were the best team in the conference. I mean, look at the monsters of that time - The Admiral, The Mailman, Sir Charles, The Dream, even the Kemp/Payton Dynamic Duo. As I noted, my Cavs were a consistent playoff team in the 90s for awhile, but look at our roster. We weren't threat to anybody. The Spurs were dangerous that whole time, they were just in the stronger conference. The more things change, the more things stay the same as far as that goes.

But back to the topic at hand: Dennis Rodman. MJ put up with his shit because MJ cared about winning and having a guy that could get in the opposing team's head and contribute 15 rebounds a game consistently helped them set regular season win records, which meant home court advantage in the Playoffs, which helped them win Championships. If that guy had been Anthony Mason or Dale Davis, he would've wanted them on his team, but getting the best meant you had to put up with his shit, and Rodman was the best.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, Rodman was a weird dude to say the least but he was also probably the best rebounder in the history of basketball so MJ was fine with letting dude get as weird as he wanted to as long as he kept grabbing the boards. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×