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 Hi Scott,
 
I'm a Vancouverite who for the past 4 years has been living in Edmonton (and hating it). I'm also a technology Neanderthal. I was waiting for The Network (only $9.99) to come to Canada, but have been left disappointed. My question for you is what is the easiest way for me to get the US version of the network here? I have a flat screen and a Shaw digital box.
 
Please help me get my old school wrestling fix!
 
Much appreciated.


​First up, you need a service to make the world think you're in the US.  The one I use is Unblock-US (www.unblock-us.com) ​and it'll cost you $5 a month.  This will also give you US Netflix and access to Hulu among other perks.  

Next, you'll need a Paypal account or a US credit card.  If you use Paypal, make sure it's funded by your bank account and not your Canadian credit card.  

Sign up for the Network (network.wwe.com) using your Paypal account and a valid US address.  Most people just the WWE corporate HQ for fun, but you can literally Google an address in 2 seconds if you want something more creative.  

​Ideally you'll want something to hook up to your TV and watch the Network on.  You can go with Apple TV, Roku, or a video game system like Playstation or Xbox.  Unblock-US has instructions on how to spoof any of them into thinking you're in the US so that you can download the app.  If you just want to run it off your computer, just plug in an HDMI cable to your TV and you're good to go.  ​

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  1. Somebody's got a really bad lisp!
    Somebody's gonna act racist!
    Somebody's gonna roll a fat spliff!
    Somebody's gonna get all lit!

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  2. I'm in the US, and I use Unlocator to get around Major League baseball's blackout restriction (my wife and I cut the cable last year, and don't miss it one bit). Since I'm apparently in Europe somewhere, I get the added benefit of being able to watch all of the UFC's televised events through Fight Pass, and I get European prices for PPVs - about $24.

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  3. Whenever I hear Adam Rose I think of Aldous Snow. I know it's not the same guy, but such is the human brain.

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  4. The Watts one was very good, as Bill was obviously very comfortable talking to Ross about his life in wrestling. Watts and Ross have a lot of god ideas about how to improve wrestling. Of course, you have to take some of what Watts says with a grain of salt. He claims that WCW was successful in the late 90's because Bischoff stole all of his ideas. Sure he did.

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  5. Whenever I think of the Bunny, I think of Pedro Morales. I know it's not the same guy, but such is the human brain.

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  6. Whenever I think of Dolph Ziggler, I think of Dolph Lundgren. I know it's not the same guy, but such is the human brain.

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  7. Speaking as a gamer of some 25 years or so, I love my Xbox 360 but there's not a chance I would buy an Xbox One over a PS4.


    There are no truly amazing 'current-gen' games on either. But if you're buying it for visual sizzle, the PS4 is just that bit faster. In the last generation this rarely made a real differece, but there are significant changes in how these work which means that often, the PS4 version is noticeably 'better' looking.


    Plus, Sony have some cool new add-ons on the way, there's integration with the PS Vita and so on. Microsoft? The best they've managed so far is, "Okay FINE we'll remove the stupid Kinect, so now it's hopefully as fast as the PS4 you developers, and it's also cheaper, consumers!" which is pretty weak.


    That said, I still hold a grudge against Sony (SEGA fanboys represent!), so the only one of the new consoles that I have is a Wii-U.


    Because it's cheapest, still looks purty, I can effortlessly keep playing e.g. Mario Kart whilst on the toilet via the GamePad, has the BEST-rated games of any of this generation (don't believe me, check Metacritic), is the ONLY console of this generation to offer backwards compatibility (with the Wii, meaning that it also has the biggest games library of this generation, technically), and because it's quiet, small, charming and has lots of small touches to make me smile.


    Plus you don't buy a game and then have to buy a fucking 'Pass' to save money on extra downloadable content that you'll have to buy because you'll inevitably have some friends with more money than sense buy it, locking you out of their multiplayer games unless there is a 'compatibility' update to download instead. All of which is just SUCH bullshit.

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  8. I dislike Sony consoles for many reasons, but the #1 is their pads. I have never, ever managed to get on with the DualShock style pads, to the point where I sold the PS2 I briefly owned because I found it that IRRITATING to control anything. Every other controller - fine, love 'em.

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  9. Late 90s wrestling aped a lot from Mid-South in terms of the run-ins, screwy finishes and short matches, but that was more Russo than Bischoff.

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  10. Whenever I think of Paul Meekin, I think of Big Bull Busick getting an erection behind Barry Horowitz.

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  11. Hmph. How do you people sleep at night?!

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  12. I LOVE the Wii U, only gripes are not being able to play Gamecube games like the Wii could and no WWE Network app

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  13. Let's just make this a thing all day. It might even get Meekin to pop out again.

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  14. Jesus. Meekin popping out is the last image I need after eating lunch.

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  15. Even Tugboat got a bigger rub off Hogan than any of Cena's buddies has ever got.

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  16. Whenever I think of Big Bull Busick getting an erection behind Barry Horowitz, I think of Paul Meekin getting an erection behind him. I then want to kill myself. Such is the human brain.

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  17. This is some dastardly Mr. Fuji heel shit going on.

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  18. ....not that there's anything wrong with that.

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  19. As one of those damn Britishers, I get no WWE Network anyway (yet) and the Nintendo TVii service isn't even available here either :/


    I've still got my Wii on which to play my Gamecube stuff. Although admittedly the main thing I'm using it for lately is to play interesting hacked Wii games.


    For instance: http://youtu.be/ZoZDdu3O9Ys?t=15s

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  20. Sega for the win!

    I love my xbox one, but your points are valid. There's no need to get a next gen system yet.

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  21. What they need to do: Book Rowan in his sheep mask vs the Bunny. The battle of the herbivores. Bryan could be the guest referee if he's back in time


    Another Idea. Have the Bunny put on a dress in the middle of a match. Their opponents will be fooled into thinking the bunny is a beautiful woman, fall in love, and try to make out with the rabbit - then Rose could take them by surprise and roll up the opponent for the pin. I know this will work, I've seen it happen on several different Bugs Bunny cartoons.


    Although, I suspect that deep down a part of Elmer Fudd knows that he's really trying to fuck a rabbit.

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  22. Whenever I think of Barry Horowitz I think of him slapping his own back. Slapping away Paul Meekin, slapping away Meekin's erection and handlebar moustache. Slapping him away back to his manager, Harvey Whippleman, and his famous wife.

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  23. If they run with Ambrose as the hot guy for the rest of the year, only to bring Reigns back as a surprise Rubble entrant and winner, it's going to be Bryan/Batista all over again next year.

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  24. I approve of all of this.

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  25. Unlocator! That's what I need to unlock the Fight Pass stuff I'm blocked out of. Awesome.

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  26. Heidenreich? Whenever I think of Heidenreich, I think of him standing behind Michael Cole with an erection.


    Damn, and now I'm stuck picturing Big Bully Busick again.

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  27. What was the point of having The Miz win the title not once but twice? Why not just put the title on Ziggler to make the fans happy back at the horrible Battleground PPV and have him defend against Miz successfully and leave it on him.

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  28. I'm still wondering if deep down, WWE is happy about this, as the bottom line is, they have more subscriptions? Or would they be somehow upset with it, and would cancel out the accounts if they knew about it?

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  29. Miz and Sandow need to be in the tag division.

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  30. As far as using a proxy service to hide my location, I don't feel bad; I'm still giving organizations like the UFC and MLB my money, I'm just getting around the stupid blackout restrictions that would otherwise prevent me from giving these organizations my money.

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  31. "On a lahge pile of money surrounded by beautiful women."

    -McBain

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  32. I was kidding, Mike. Do what ya gotta do!

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  33. "Upon further inspection, these are loafers."

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  34. Uhm cause then Ziggler would actually have some momentum and might be seen as somebody rather than just another loser. DUH.

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  35. When you go to UFC.TV (assuming you do it on a computer), make sure you click on the FightPass link before going straight to an event, otherwise there is a pay link (UFC offers Fox Sports events in other countries for a few bucks each, it just happens to be free if you a member of FightPass).

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  36. Yeah unfortunately I think the Wyatts are just about ready to start doing comedy matches with The Bunny and El Torito.

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  37. Ah, gotcha. There really needs to be a sarcasm font.

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  38. Also, creative would love this finish. Roll ups are kind of their thing.

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  39. Yeah, they're pretty much the Godwin's with a Messiah complex

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  40. WWE wants to sell as many of these subscriptions as they possibly can. They don't care. It's like Amazon not enforcing those use taxes states want to impose or Nintendo allowing you to say you live in Oregon on your 3DS to avoid sales tax.

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  41. How is honky hurting their business in any way by using his ring name at indy shows and conventions? This just seems mean spirited if true.

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  42. The only reason I can think of is that Honky is often a dick during his shoot interviews, and maybe WWE got tired of him bashing them or something?

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  43. While the paranoid part of me doesn't like that a foreigner could potentially use my address for this or something more sinister, I have to remember that I have one of the most unwieldy street addresses on the planet. One look at the seven numbers in my house address and the south/west in it, and most probably wouldn't bother.

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  44. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    It actually was a good show. Sometimes angle advancement through matches is the best and easiest thing to do. the WWE needs to learn this.

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  45. Honky said that part of his deal was that he got to keep his name but claims that the WWE are trying to go to court and get that changed.

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  46. I'm not a big video game guy but thought the trailer looked awesome

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  47. They have to protect ALL of their intellectual property, even shit that doesn't actually matter to them, or else risk losing cases when they really do care about it.

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  48. WE... THE ADDRESSES!!!

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  49. That was just a holy shit moment for me, too. I have Dish Network, and for some reason FS1 and FS2 are on completely separate packages. You get FS2 first, but if you go up a step to get FS1 you lose FS2! Sometimes the prelims are only on FS2, and they carry a lot more of the old stuff. I'd probably need to wait until my paid six months end and use a new email address, but this could really help me.

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  50. Honky got the rights to the name when he left the WWE as part of his deal and I think worked out his own Legends deal too. The WWE knows that he is cunning and not willing to accept a standard (or shitty) deal and probably wants to let him know who is the boss, so to speak.

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  51. Do you know what county you're supposedly in? Because they have different restrictions country by country I think.

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  52. So basically... there is absolutely nothing going on right now, huh? Pro wrestling in the fall. Feel the zzzzzzzzzs!

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  53. I love that Honky is STILL refusing to do jobs for Vince. Has anyone as utterly dogshit as Honky ever stood up to Vince so well?

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  54. WHAT COUNTRY YOU FROM? DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN WHAT?

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  55. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieSeptember 23, 2014 at 8:44 AM

    "Dean Ambrose will be taking Reigns' place at shows"

    Let's hope this is an opportunity that propels him into the main event scene.

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  56. Well, he IS cool, cocky and bad...

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  57. Yeah, it was a struggle to find three things to post here.


    There was no news at all after Night of Champions too.

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  58. well, there was #LOLCENAWINS(bydq)

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  59. That does look pretty awesome and wrestling games are awesome multiplayer with you and a few friends. My favorite part was the ad before the trailer, "JOHN CENA WINS!" I LOL'd.

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  60. Man, I am watching his debut in the WWF as a face and what a disaster that was. The worst face debut not named the Gobbledy Gooker

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  61. In other Honky Tonk Man news, he also compared himself to minorities, or "people of color," on his Twitter quest for freedom. Seriously.

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  62. Honky is a sensationalist. An entertaining one though

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  63. I use a lot of compound words

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  64. Meltz didn't have any guesses as to which way the HIAC main events are shaping up? Tell ya, if Brock isn't doing the PPV then they really need to pull something big out to sell that show. I do think last night could be setting up a WAR GAMES (or at least some kind of team vs team cell match) between Cena/Ambrose and The Authority goons.

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  65. What is he went by "The Honky Tonkin Man"? Or "The Man, from the Honky Tonk."

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  66. He did not have any news. I think the Reigns injury has put a halt to everything for now so the WWE is probably scrambling to come up with alternatives.

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  67. I can't imagine WWE giving that finish 2 nights ago, if they didn't have Brock 100% locked up for the next PPV.

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  68. Initially, sure. But you're acting like they wouldn't change him after he turned face, when the last 10 years of history says this is false.


    They would more than likely crush any uniqueness he has after a short amount of time.


    It's like they forgot how to build faces and just luck into it every so often.

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  69. I wonder if it has to do with Network royalties, somehow.

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  70. I'm not sure how true it is, but Piper said that HTM tried to trademark the "Rowdy" Roddy Piper name so that Roddy would have to pay him for it. He's entertaining, but HTM always struck me as kind of a dick.

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  71. Meltzer was speculating that they could also do a three way with Rollins getting pinned because it protects Cena and Lesnar as they are not getting pinned and Rollins has the briefcase to fall back on

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  72. Sir Honky of Tonkville?

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  73. Oh I definitely could. Lets Brock retain and move on from the Cena feud without having to make Cena job again. Heyman gets major heel heat by saying "We defended the title, now Brock gets a vacation!" and Cena has already moved into a brand new feud. Honestly it was the perfect setup to move away from Brock/Cena. Cena looked strong and proved he can beat Brock, Brock's still the champ, and Cena has a new feud.

    We'll probably no for sure next Monday, but last night 100% seemed like Brock/Cena is over for now.

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  74. I very rarely bash WWE, but it seriously needs to be Brock/Cena 1 on 1, with Brock getting the clean win after a hard fought match. Anything else is unacceptable.

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  75. I think prepare to not accept something buddy

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  76. Booker T already won the T.

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  77. WWE WILL NOT LET ME DOWN!! I BO-LIEVE IN THEM!! (I shall let it play out and see where it goes) :)

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  78. With that finish, I didnt like it because a match that hyped should have a better finish, they could go the threeway route and have Ambrose face Orton before getting to Rollins. It would make sense, if not a little on the lame side

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  79. Didn't he actually lose it to Big T?

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  80. Oh 100%. You know HTM is one of the few guys out there with enough balls (and brains) to say WHAT THE FUCK when it comes to Network money.

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  81. You forgot "MAGGLE" at the end. You would have hit cliche bingo if you did

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  82. Ladies and gentleman...the first thing that Vince Jordan is not an expert on!

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  83. I'm more interested in who gets to keep the Bella name. That's going to be the most anticipated match of the year.

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  84. He could just add the word "old" after the word "Tonk" and before "Man"

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  85. That has to win the WON worst feud of the year. Its moved past AJ/Paige and whatever the fuck that Sam Shaw nonsense was from TNA earlier in the year. Brie Bella is making it excruciating to watch. Nikki has been fine though

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  86. Stranger in the AlpsSeptember 23, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    The Honky Donkey Man has been using that name for years on the indy circuit, hasn't he? Also, are people actually paying to STILL see him? I can imagine that in any given podunk town, around 20 people show up, they pass around a tall beer wrapped in a brown paper bag, and Honky hits Denny's after the show with his earnings.

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  87. Well that goes for anyone. (Creative will ruin them.) He'd be naturally over as fuck when he first turned face, and he'd personally have the ring and mic skills to get more over. Plus he's got awesome gaga with the look, theme song, entrance etc. He'd have a LOT going for him. And yeah maybe Creative would fuck him, but maybe they wouldn't. Sometimes (see The Shield) things still work out.

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  88. He came to a town my friend lives in last year (a shitty town in Central Mass) and he told me that his friend, who worked at the Boys Club that held the show, said there were 3 people in attendance.

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  89. Maybe Marlo Stansfield.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=itCPGm2W1fE

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  90. I, for one, do not make fun of other people's accents, as it is out of their control (Plus if there's even a 1 in 1000 chance that JBL finds out about it, I don't wanna get shower raped. )

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  91. The feud would have a little more depth if either one of them ever actually had the last name "Bella"

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  92. That crowd was deader than dead. How long before they only start touring big cities? How long until they do away with the house show business at all. Eventually you get to be a sort of touring company who hits big cities for TV showings and network specials and that's it. Eventually when TV ends and all you've got left are network specials. It eventually becomes a touring Wrestlemania show for each big city. With a streaming library of classic wrestling programming until they sell their video library and pocket the cash. Dark days ahead for our art indeed.

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  93. Belladonna needs to somehow get involved. Then I would be interested.

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  94. Damn. Is the apocalypse coming too? Should we start praying to cleanse our sins?

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  95. Nah. There's nothing after you die anyway.

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  96. She replaces Brie and everybody wins

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  97. Or, ya know, not that.

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  98. Even better - bela lugosi. No one would expect a run in from a guy who's been dead for 58 years

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  99. BoD RAW Preview:


    With last week's crazy brawl, Parallax and Cultstatus will learn what type of match these two will have at BoD Hell in a Cell.


    After winning the #1 Contender match at BoD Night of Champions, The Fuj will make a rare BoD RAW appearance as he takes on Joe Dust


    Also, Jef Vinson has changed the bedpans and mixed the Metamusil and will be back. Has he accepted the challenge.


    Plus, an update on Nick Piers, who got his leg squashed by Magoonie's friend's crazy and obese ex-girlfriend, LAND MONSTER!!!!!! Will he be able to compete?


    Hart Killer 09 has issued an open challenge to win a shot at his BoD Solid B+ Player Championship. It has been accepted and find out who was brave enough to take the challenge?


    After stomping the glasses of the BoD Writer's Champion, "Marvelous" Matt Perri & Miss Danielle will take the hot seats on "Welcome to the BoD."


    Since hijacking a Ben & Jerry's truck, Hoss has been on the run. Did the BoD Camera Crew relocate our Ice Cream Enthusiast or is he still in hiding?


    All that and more on..............BoD RAW!!!!!!!!

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  100. The Full Sail NXT shows show a desire for a dedicated location. I could honestly see it being the same for Raws once everyone is conditioned for it. Saves LOTS of cash on touring. Then you hit only big cities for your network specials. Eventually you don't tour at all and everything emirates from a central location and it can all be viewed only on the network.

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  101. No clue, never bothered to check and am just using whatever they defaulted me to. The dollar amount everything costs is in Euros.



    One other thing about Unlocator - you can use it on a specific device, or you can use it on your wireless router (which is what I do) so my whole house is covered.

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  102. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Put your tinfoil hat away.

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  103. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    HT Mizzle.

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  104. But it was made with ALUMINUM FO-ILLLL

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  105. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Lita already has the "Chick swimming with herpes" angle covered.

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  106. Belladonna's gaping anus on a pole match.

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  107. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Dammit Because you used all the foil I can't make tater tots in the oven.

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  108. You're making a shitload of leaps from "WWE TV shows are way more awesome in NYC and Chicago" to "WWE operates from one location and is only available on the Network." As much as their recent TV deal is a "disappointment", they still got a big increase and are making $180 Million a year for TV. That shit's not going away just because the Nashville crowd sucked a dick last night.

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  109. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    The scene she did with the baseball bat is one of the most disturbing things I've ever seen...

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  110. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:14 AM

    What is the story with Bischoff firing him? He brings that up occasionally.

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  111. With the state of WWE legal, I don't think he has anything to worry about.

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  112. Also the NXT Full Sail tapings tell you kinda nothing about WWE's main business plan, as that's their developmental league and it'd be financially crazy to do anything other than what they're doing with a product that doesn't have A) a TV deal or B) Their full attention.

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  113. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    An indy wrestler told me HTM was signed to do a show. Honkey charged him $500 and the promoter agreed. When he got there HTM tried to hit him up for more money. The promoter told him that he paid him the agreed upon fee so he had to go out to the ring. Honkey Tonk Man proceeded to walk out to the ring, turn around and came back. He then told the promoter, "There I did it. If you want me to do more it's gonna cost you."
    Take that story for what it's worth.

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  114. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:21 AM

    Just have Joey Styles watch your back and you'll be fine.

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  115. Has anyone else considered that the Brock/Cena blowoff may be getting shelved for now incase WWE needs that match to headline WM31? Maybe with the Reigns injury and the uncertainty of Bryan, WWE is playing it safe for now and saving this match for later. I wouldn't blame them considering how snakebitten the company has been this year with injuries.

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  116. Looks like it's going to be Cena-Rollins and Ambrose-Orton going forward.

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  117. haha remember when they also took his music from him as well as the t. hahah man wcw in 2000 was soo bad it was hillarious at times!

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  118. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    That's why this is stupid. Nikki should be doing everything possible to distance herself from Brie. SHE should be the one wanting to drop the Bella name.

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  119. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    Nikki = fine on the mic, bad in the ring.
    Brie = Bad on the mic, decent in the ring.

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  120. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    The Tonky Honk Man?

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  121. Ok, joke's over everyone. It's jumped the shark.

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  122. I got that feeling after watching Raw last night. The only issue is that what do they do about the belt for the next two months?

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  123. I watch the WWE Network in India for FREE.

    Just used the "Hola: Better Internet" extension on Google Chrome to change my location to the US and used a dumb guy's username and password who told me about it on my WWE Network Facebook page, thinking that it's the official page, or something.

    It was simple. I actually watched the Night of Champions PPV for FREE and in HD.


    And the best part is that the dumb guy JUST renewed his subscription for another 6 months and doesn't plan to unsubscribe anytime soon.

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  124. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:25 AM

    *throws away list I just made and pouts*

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  125. Nah, he needs a cool-down period where he's on par with Kofi and Miz before fully ascending to the main event scene...and then he'll go down again...then up...then down again...

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  126. Yeah, good point. They certainly have options. It'll be interesting to see if the Authority wanted Rollins cashing in on Lesnar or if he was acting on his own. I really wouldn't mind if HIAC went with Ambrose/Rollins in the Cell as the main event. It would be something really different and the crowd has been clamoring for the blowoff for awhile now.

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  127. Hehe...he's such a honkey.

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  128. That is what I see as one of the cell matches. They usually do two of them at the PPV correct?

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  129. Every year has had at least 2 except 2012, which was just Punk/Ryback as the only cell match.

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  130. I didn't think anything could have been dumber than Mr, Kennedy visiting the Shaw household but IN THE WOOOOMB and ......BITCH! have changed that for me.

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  131. ever hear of a spoiler alter?

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  132. The Giant looks like hes always rubbing hand sanitizer in his promos.

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  133. If they don't go with Lesnar-Cena I would be perfectly fine with Lesnar hitting Big Show with a chair for ten straight minutes again.

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  134. And that was barely even a match.

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  135. This would be Lesnar-Show 8 or so than? Why are those two paired up so often?

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  136. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:37 AM

    Because they're big.

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  137. And yet we've never gotten Brock-Kane. Sigh.

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  138. Big Show is way better than Kane IMO.

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  139. I know 2011 had henry vs Orton and the triple threat in hitc matches but I think last hear had only one also. So it's probably just one match this year.

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  140. Agreed. Also, the Hollywood thing actually leads to a weirdly logical confrontation with the Dust Brothers, if they want to reference Goldust's old Hollywood obsession.
    And instead of the Ascension, can we get Cesaro/Sheamus in a mutual-respect-through-fighting team? If Mizdow were to Honky Tonk the titles, their reign should end in a similar way - a team that doesn't overthink things and destroys them before they can slip away.

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  141. Thank god that would be awful

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  142. Maybe he is. You don't know him.

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  143. In everybody's opinion.

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  144. Nor have we ever seen someone manhandle the Big Show like this!

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  145. I am only okay with this because I have zero desire to see Cena and Orton wrestle each other ever again.

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  146. C'mon if WWE has tried to teach us one lesson this year, it's that Kane makes every hot act hotter.

    They're wrong but they believe it.

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  147. wouldnt he have to change his whole persona if he wanted to wrestle as a face?

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  148. I'd go back to weekly raw and smackdown watchings if I could just trust they will go all the way with Ambrose. Maybe I'll just watch until the Ambrose starts going sideways

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  149. HAW HAW! WHATAMANEUVER MAGGLE!!!

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  150. Last year had Punk vs. Heyman/Ryback and Orton/Bryan.

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  151. It did give me hope yesterday. Ambrose is officially my number one guy until Bryan is back. I still think they push Reigns down our throat once he comes back. He's going to get a huge pop once he returns but once they start feeding him those terrible lines the fans will turn on him.

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  152. Name # 56 - The Tonk

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  153. You know, if they go the route with Brock getting pissed at the Authority because of Rollins' attempted cash-in, I could totally see Trips hiring Kane to fight Brock to shift attention away from Rollins.

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  154. JUST TOO FAT
    YOU CAN'T POWERBOMB KIDMAN
    5 MOVES OF DOOM

    Sometimes catchphrases work though.

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  155. I still love the "Pushing down our throats" line, all the while complaining that WWE never tries to make new stars. One of my favorite IWC double standards.

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  156. If Rollins and Cena get 20 minutes on a ppv it would probably take 2014 MOTY honors

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  157. He's fine if he doesn't get those terrible scripted promos. If they didn't do that, I wouldn't consider it "pushing down our throats"

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  158. probably from one of those alter boy raping churches

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  159. When I was growing up, my best friend's dad promoted a few small indy shows in our hometown for charity. There was a show around 1997 that had Marty Jannetty booked. He pulled the same thing Honky did in the story you told except he walked out, the bell rang, he took a small package from whatever indy guy he was wrestling and that was the whole match. Needless to say, my buddy's dad talked shit about Jannetty for years afterwards.

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  160. Nice. I was living in Moscow, my father worked at the embassy.

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  161. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    HTM should get a fundraiser going to help legal fees against the WWE. Headlining the event should be Save Ferris.


    I think I'm done.

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  162. We could get Batista II if Bryan is in the Rumble and Reigns tosses him.

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  163. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:50 AM

    The Honkster
    The Honkmeister
    The Honk-a-rama

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  164. Did you watch Gotham yet? I'm going to try tonight.

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  165. That match is going to headline WrestleMania 40.

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  166. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm4TG56KGZ4



    Maybe this?

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  167. By 2020 TV as we know it won't exist and those rights fees will mean nothing for an antiquated product such as wrestling. This is a long term series of leaps not something happening tomorrow.

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  168. "ONCE IN A LIFETIME!"

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  169. ONE MILLION TIMES IN A LIFETIME! AND ONE MORE MILLION TO GO!

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  170. It's probably plan C or D, but while WrestleMania always sells itself I think a Brock/Cena match at Mania will just get an apathetic crowd reaction since it's been done already, especially when the audience can see the finish from a mile away.

    For example, just compare the crowd and online reactions to Cena/Rock I to Cena/Rock II.

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  171. What move is it that he called that?

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  172. I've never complained that they don't make new stars. My complaint is that they too often pick the wrong guys and go about pushing them in the worst possible ways.


    Fans handed the WWE a superstar on a platter in Daniel Bryan. Alas, the plan was Batista. It took a PPV hijacking of epic proportions to make WWE realize how bad they fucked up.



    Ambrose isn't as popular as Bryan was, but he's another guy that (at least it seems to me) fans WANT to cheer for. But, we're going to get Reigns and a whole lot of cringeworthy scripted badness.

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  173. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:53 AM

    Yeah, I watched it once the final out of the Yankees-Orioles game was recorded. I liked it a lot more than my girlfriend (who said she was intrigued by the show but felt the execution was "meh"), but I can see where there is room for improvement.


    I'm trying to tell myself to ignore the timeline snafus from the comics to the small screen, because they're trying to build their own world. Hopefully that gets easier as time goes on.

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  174. Great Mikes think alike!

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  175. Seems to me like they're BOTH being pushed hard right now, to tell you the truth.

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  176. I'm not familiar with the comics...what year is the show set?

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  177. If they're actually funny....true.

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  178. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    It seems to be present-day, given the liberal use of cell phones. Maybe 10 years ago (since there were quite a few flip phones. But those may have been mob burners). I'm more talking about characters who shouldn't be around yet.

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  179. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    Well he did have that whole "fire from the ring posts" gimmick.

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  180. I think the Bunny is an odds on favorite to be in the final four of this year's Rumble.

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  181. I'm being unnecessarily tough on Reigns - I do like him, but think he's still a couple years away from being a guy who can carry a main event. And while he has charisma, his promos haven't been spectacular (although I have to learn to stop holding that against guys in this day and age of scripts).

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  182. Ziggler is seen as somebody. I've never seen someone who has survived his kind of booking to remain so popular with the fans. Ring work = overness. However, he should have been portrayed as a much greater somebody than the lost cause of the Miz.

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  183. Whatever happened to the QOTD? Was that lost in the blog clean up or did the guy go ape?


    I always liked that feature though I always felt it should have nothing to do with wrestling since we do that in every single other thread anyway.

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  184. Extant1979 - Ghetto SuperstarSeptember 23, 2014 at 9:58 AM

    The QOTD has died. The last guy to do it was let go in the purge.

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  185. I don't see the need to have them get the belts right away. How about they feud with the Usos for contendership?

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  186. I like Reigns fine but I'd like him a lot more if they pushed him as a silent asskicker. When he finally feuds with Cena, the crowd will really get behind him as one of the guys of the future. Orton was just such a shitty feud for him at this point in his push.

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  187. It's true, Nikki has been lightyears ahead of Brie in all this. Though she has the way easier job as the heel, since both of these chicks are naturally unlikeable.

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  188. "TV as we know it" is currently in a flux, and WWE will adapt with the times -- hence the WWE Network. A huge part of the Network is trying to adapt to how people will get their programming in 2024, not 2014.



    People will still watch some sort of programming from some sort of device in 2020, 2030, 2040, etc., and advertising will still exist to pay for it. Content will always be needed.

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  189. It was played out. I think it's best to have it go away for a while.

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  190. Gotcha. Well I guess ignorance will be bliss for me, lol.

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  191. "Can I have different sandwiches at school tomorrow Mom? I'm sick of baloney. Can I have a change please?"

    "Sure. You can eat peanut butter sandwiches for the next ten years."

    "Um. Maybe you could instead alternate? Maybe even have three choices or even four?"

    In any other walk of life, a reasonable response to a future of all too easily imagined tedium, is to ask for a compromise.

    Classic IWC craziness to think otherwise from the IWC poster boy Vinnie J.

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