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Postby nocera » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:23 am

ICYMI: Elimination Chamber spoilers:


Miz deserves another run with the belt. I'm a little surprised it's happening so close to Mania. I guess he could be the champ going in since the main event will likely be Edge/Reigns.

The Smackdown Elimination Chamber match was great. I didn't understand the title shot coming directly following the Chamber match but whatever. Bryan was never going to be the main challenger for Reigns.

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Postby Pavel Bure » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:24 am

ICYMI: Elimination Chamber spoilers:


Miz deserves another run with the belt. I'm a little surprised it's happening so close to Mania. I guess he could be the champ going in since the main event will likely be Edge/Reigns.

The Smackdown Elimination Chamber match was great. I didn't understand the title shot coming directly following the Chamber match but whatever. Bryan was never going to be the main challenger for Reigns.
Title shot? Hey pal, that’s a title MATCH ITS A **** MATCH YOU DUNCE **** YOU TITTY **** CAVEMAN DONT **** UP AGAIN.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:13 pm

It's been weird to see WWE come full circle and go back to the hilariously campy stuff from the early 90s. Papa Shango, Kamala, etc.

The segment is also dumb because the fact he didn't open his mouth at all after the cutaway makes it readily apparent he put that liquid in his mouth during it.


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Postby nocera » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:19 pm

Shango and Warrior did it better, without cuts, and in front of an audience.



In other news, Shayna Baszler kicked Asuka directly in the face last night, knocking out her front teeth.


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Postby iamjs » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:54 pm

It's been weird to see WWE come full circle and go back to the hilariously campy stuff from the early 90s. Papa Shango, Kamala, etc.

The segment is also dumb because the fact he didn't open his mouth at all after the cutaway makes it readily apparent he put that liquid in his mouth during it.

That whole storyline is dumb. I can't wait until they dump it.

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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 3:11 pm

On a side note, for some reason I felt compelled to scroll through responses to Alexa Bliss/WWE's tweet about that segment. Are there really that many legitimate marks out there?

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:42 am

I know that the Kahns are insanely rich, but even billionaires hate losing money. There is no way AEW is profitable yet, especially during a pandemic. How long will the Kahns continue to put money in without seeing the returns?

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Postby iamjs » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:11 pm

of course those two have to put themselves front and center of the shot.

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Postby nocera » Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:14 pm

HHH is a big wrestling historian and collects old belts championships and other collectibles. Stephanie is an ego-maniac who singlehandedly created women's wrestling and #GaveDivasAChance. But yeah, I'd rather see current superstars in that spot. Really it would've been perfect for Hawkins/Ryder but obviously they gone.

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Postby iamjs » Thu Feb 25, 2021 10:23 pm

if they were gonna do that, putting themselves off to the side would have been better than placing them dead center of the ad.

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Postby iamjs » Fri Feb 26, 2021 6:45 pm

Well this was an interesting way to kill an hour.

I was too lazy to do a writeup, but this one seems to be quite accurate.
This is a documentary about an independent wrestling show held in Alabama. I was hoping it’d explore the mythos and zeitgeist of that particular culture and time. Instead, it confirmed all of the general populace’s worst fears and stereotypes about wrestling fans.

There’s some text that starts off the program, featuring the following line that is in reference to independent wrestlers, “the Outlaw Wrestler, a vanishing yet determined breed of gladiator.” Seriously? You’re telling me slobs that don’t pay their child support and work a five-minute match once a month are some superior determined group? I don’t think so. We open to footage obviously shot by someone with a wobbly grip holding a camera outside a car window as it drives by rural Alabama. During the first full-shot of the car look towards the foreground to see some roadkill.

We then see an old man as he staples a wrestling flyer onto an old, abandoned wood and tin barn. He calls this, “wild posting.” Which is illegally posting propaganda. My question is, who the ****’s going to see a flyer on a barn when they’re driving 45MPH in the woods?

We go through a sequence introducing us to a lot of the roster. The first time we see Iron Sheik he’s wearing suspenders and a WrestleMania VII t-shirt with Sid Justice and Hulk Hogan on it. Then we see the crowd, which sadly, is a rather excruciating experience. They’re all sweaty, several are toothless, and many lead me to find inbreeding as a potential cause. One tells the camera, “I want to see the good ones” referring to wrestlers, not “jerks off the streets.”

Our first match features “Nasty” Steve Lane, adorned in a Jim Beam t-shirt, versus Shanghai Pierce. Lane lives his gimmick, that of a loudmouthed a-hole. Wait, they busted out a Cactus Jack clothesline over the ropes in front of 225 people? Lane takes a hiptoss on the basketball court floor, to boot.
Rest of the review: http://neverhandover.blogspot.com/2007/ ... indie.html

Video is about 20 years old, so you even get some late career Iron Sheik action in the ring, possibly one of his last single matches. By the looks of it, this match looks to be obscure enough that it doesn't show up on his record.
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Postby iamjs » Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:19 pm

it's sign-pointing season


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Postby nocera » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:48 am



Oof.

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Postby the wicked child » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:50 am

Speaking of oof... Sheamus glitches through the ropes!


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Postby nocera » Tue Mar 02, 2021 10:53 am

Little too much baby oil...

All four world champions are people of color heading into Mania. That's super cool. Lashley still sucks, though.
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Postby shafnutz05 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 11:55 am

Speaking of oof... Sheamus glitches through the ropes!

I've watched this a dozen times...my head hurts.

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Postby iamjs » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:28 pm

there are three camera cuts in the process. I still can't tell what happens.

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Postby the wicked child » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:30 pm

My best guess is that they spliced multiple takes together.

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Postby blackjack68 » Tue Mar 02, 2021 1:35 pm

Hulk Hogan challenges Bob Backlund for the title in 1980 from the Philly Spectrum.


https://fb.watch/3_fJPs9CQ4/

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Postby iamjs » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:20 pm



he also powerbombed Cody during the match, and it looked solid. I'll see if I can find a clip.

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Postby iamjs » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:21 pm

well that wasn't hard to find


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Postby nocera » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:34 pm

WCW vibes. Not the good ones.

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