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Justin Roberts Update

Roberts was notified that he was leaving the company by Kevin Dunn after RAW this past Monday night. One fan noted that Roberts got into an argument with Michael Cole during the Randy Orton vs. Dolph Ziggler match and that Roberts ended up flipping off Cole. There is talk backstage that Lillian Garcia will be the RAW ring announcer and that Eden Stiles will do the same for Smackdown.

Credit PWInsider.com



RAW Rating

RAW had 3.75 million viewers this down slightly from the 3.80 million viewers they had last week. It is expected that the rating will be 2.6. Here is the hourly breakdown:

8pm: 3.83 million viewers
9pm: 3.76 million viewers
10pm: 3.66 million viewers

Credit F4WOnline.com




Date of the Next NXT Special Announced

The next NXT Takeover show will be held on Thursday December 11th.

http://pwinsider.com/article/88890/next-live-nxt-special-will-be.html?p=1



Kayfabe Commentaries Releases Newest Installment in Their WWE Timeline Series

1981 WWE as told by Rick Martel was released yesterday. Below you can watch the trailer.





Comments

  1. Rick looks good. It's almost like taking care of yourself is smart.

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  2. NXT special matches then i reckon:
    Sasha Banks v Charlotte
    Neville v Sami
    Ascension v Otami/tag partner ( Who is a spoiler)
    Vaudevillans v Lucha Dragons
    Something with Tyler Breeze hopefully.
    Not a bad card at all. I assume it will be the Ascension and Kalisto's last NXT appearances as fulltimers before they get called up for WWE.

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  3. Stone Cold Justin Roberts

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  4. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 15, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    Looks like I'm going to have to rewatch the Orton Ziggler match agin to see this.

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  5. And that's the bottom line.

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  6. At least he got to live the dream. Flipping off Michael Cole.

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  7. Honestly, I'm kinda hoping they hold off on bringing people up. I've really been enjoying NXT and kinda don't want to see these guys lost in the mix and then forgotten about at Raw.

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  8. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 15, 2014 at 9:28 AM

    Is it wrong that I'd rather see the Vaudevillans on RAW than the Ascension.

    Also, that's what they should have done with Rusev. He should look like a strongman from the 1930s.

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  9. just imagine how good he smelled

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  10. smelled like Arrogance

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  11. that was my cologne all thru high school

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  12. Oh no, the ratings are down... Dean Ambrose isn't getting over! Better have John Cena, Randy Orton & the Authority in more segments...

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  13. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyOctober 15, 2014 at 9:35 AM

    I wish they'd just accept they need to 'weather the storm', just like they did with Austin and HBK on top.

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  14. Well, in all fairness, every time there's a low rating for an IWC hated wrestler, there is an outcry that the ratings are proof that he should be taken off TV. Can't have it both ways! I'd say, autumn ratings don't matter all that much, regardless of who is headlining.

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  15. In all seriousness, I'd have to say that's a totally dismissable offense. During a show, doing something like that, that's not part of the show, is completely inappropriate and unprofessional.

    I actually didn't mind Justin Roberts, but hard to disagree with that decision, if that story's true.

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  16. Let's be real, would anybody really miss Justin Roberts?
    Bring back Howard Finkel!

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  17. 1981 WWF timeline with Martel? Fuck yeah

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  18. I'm always taken back at how old Martel is. In the sense that I started watching in 1988, and in y mind, he was a youngster (even younger than that youngster Carlos Colon)

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  19. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 15, 2014 at 9:39 AM

    If it's a protected guy they've got big plans for? Ratings don't matter.

    Otherwise, bad numbers can indeed kill a push.

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  20. Yep, I'm pretty sure they're all in with Ambrose. At the very least, to be a solid #2 guy. But who knows, maybe more.

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  21. Also big Dave is saying Roberts deal was up and they didn't reach a new agreement, and that's about all there was to it.

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  22. Yeah it is crazy to think that by the time he was fighting hall as the model on Raw for the ic belt he was already a 15 year plus vet.

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  23. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 15, 2014 at 9:41 AM

    Wait, so THAT's why he got fired? I mean, he flipped off Cole and got fired on the spot? Really?

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  24. He could at least have gotten his money's worth and bitch slapped him. #DelRio

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  25. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 15, 2014 at 9:43 AM

    Yeah, I'm not saying that Ambrose is DOOMED because of low ratings, because you'd have to be living under a rock not to see how popular he is. But it HAS happened in the past.

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  26. Can a legitimate argument be made that Howard Finkel isn't the greatest wrestling ring announcer of all-time?


    I still get goosebumps with every "Aaaand......NEEEEWWWWWWWWW".


    Forget whether he was cosmetically appealing enough for TV, that dude made the product seem like a legitimate event.

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  27. Justin Roberts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxBXke6KvPA

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  28. Random network show, Survivor Series 2001. One good thing about the Invasion storyline was that it gave almost everyone something to do.

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  29. Martel is awesome. Very underrated worker.

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  30. "I SAID WE'RE PG, GODDAMMIT! NOW GET OUT OF MY SIGHT!"

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  31. So Dunn is firing people now?

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  32. I really think George Takei should become the ring announcer.


    Your winner and new WWE Champion. Roman Reigns. Oh my..................

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  33. Mine was Compromise.

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  34. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 15, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    See, I thought that was the story to begin with. Maybe the flipping off of Cole caused them to say "yeah, just stay home, we don't need you" but he was leaving anyway.

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  35. He was probably his boss and broke the news that they were not renewing his contract.

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  36. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 15, 2014 at 9:46 AM

    His 1998 comeback was amazing.

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  37. Unfortunately I doubt the ratings will drop much lower. I'd love to see them do a few sub 2.5's this year but it feels like their ratings won't dip too much more than this :(

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  38. Cole: "NOT THIS WA---Actually, yes. Exactly this way."

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  39. That was my point. The rating is down, and despite that being a regular fall occurrence, some people in WWE will use that as ammunition to squash the new guy's push. The sad thing is there are those who will buy into it, somehow ignoring the fact that the proposed remedy (more of "x") is likely already all over the show--yet somehow they never get any of the blame.

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  40. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 15, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    Moreso than it being the autumn, I'd say it's catching up to them that week after week they're putting on shows filled with mostly bad segments and a roster full of guys who just aren't over. This past Monday was a pretty good show with some good matches, but the last few months have been goddamn brutal and eventually the audience is just going to get the hint and go away, ya know?


    WWE needs some degree of a reboot.

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  41. WWE's 3rd announcer is a well-known asshole who did plenty of inappropriate and unprofessional things. Yet he's still drawing a paycheck.

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  42. Do ratings even matter anymore? It's not like anything ever changes.

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  43. You would have thought with big stars like Chrisley knows best and one of the real housewives of Atlanta the ratings would have been stronger.

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  44. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    So apparently the most recent Ebola victim was on a flight from Cleveland the day before she developed symptoms.

    WAY TO GO, CLEVELAND. WAY TO GO.

    *clap clap*

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  45. I didn't know he had THAT ability, but yea he's very high up on the ladder these days

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  46. Justin Roberts obviously offered to shake Michael Cole's hand using only his middle finger, and now he's gone. Totally reasonable, and I'm surprised he's not deported... honestly.

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  47. If this was THE only reason he got canned, I don't agree. That's way too harsh.

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  48. Plus, it's a much different TV industry now. I wonder if Raw factors in Live+7 numbers. That could inflate the rating somewhat. And I could easily see them touting the higher number in their "Did You Know?"


    "Did You Know?" RAW outdrew the Monday Night Football post-show, was more socially active than The Big Bang Theory, more sexually active than The Real Housewives, and cured Ebola?

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  49. Dunn is like the third/fourth most powerful person in wrestling.

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  50. AWWWWWEEESOME

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  51. Yea it was. He was surprisingly a very good contrast to Booker T as well

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  52. New Blood (captained by Cena) vs the Millionaires club.

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  53. I know, but from shoots, he always sounded like the kind of guy who shit-talked in the shadows. He never seemed like the type who'd be willing to get his hands dirty or be the public "bad guy". I mean, I guess somebody has to be the Laurinaitis in this situation. Might as well be the guy everybody already hates anyway.

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  54. Wrasslin' fans love them some NeNe and Chrisley

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  55. Todd "12.1 Quarter Hour" Chrisley, and NeNe "Not Laverne Cox" Leakes.

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  56. I always liked NeNe the ball player.

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  57. e-BO-la can be cured... if you just BO-LIEVE!!!! (too soon?)

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  58. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 15, 2014 at 9:55 AM

    Man, it sucks to think that a year ago, as bad as we might have thought things were, at least WWE TV had Bryan and Punk on the shows. Those two guys were about as over with crowds as you could possibly get, and nobody since has come even close to replacing that. I love Ambrose and absolutely think he can be THE GUY eventually, but we'd be fooling ourselves if we think he's yet replaced either of them in terms of ring work or popularity.

    Jesus, a year ago even the Wyatts were on the rise (though I think they might get back on track after these vignettes and the re-debut) and Cesaro was showing the early signs of breaking out, introducing the giant swing and all. You know shit in wrestling is bad when Fall 2013 seems like a better time.

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  59. Ambrose would be maintained much better if was still as ruthless/badass as he was in the Shield. No super long poorly scripted promos and definitely no ultra-PG shit like squirting guys with mustard and ketchup.

    Could you imagine Sting coming down from the rafters and spraying the NWO with silly string?

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  60. Yep, I remember the reactions being exactly the same as right now. Heck, I wouldn't be surprised that in the fall of 2015, there would be similar comments about how 2014 was good.

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  61. It looked like they were rebooting with Mania XXX, as they could have built around Bryan as new champion, The Shield, Cesaro, etc. as they were all put over huge. Then they just didn't follow all the way with it. Bryan's injury didn't help but they just went back to Cena, Orton and the Authority in the top spots.


    Sure Rollins and Ambrose are featured heavily but this was an opportunity to push them as the main event and see if it works.

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  62. Justin Roberts to Michael Cole: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_MpcPEzlxY

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  63. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 9:56 AM

    So will they blame LeBron's return home?

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  64. Ambrose is being booked ridiculously strong right now. And keep in mind, even Stone Cold's rise wasn't perfect, remember the goldust/baby new year segment, with the "Crapper 3:16"?

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  65. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 15, 2014 at 9:57 AM

    HAHAHA, that pretty much sums it up. Somehow Cena would make the case that he's the underdog fighting those pesky millionaires. Jesus, this "Cena vs The Authority" storyline the last 4 months has made zero fucking sense.
    I get that he's replacing Bryan but it's just an absurd premise that's impossible to buy into.

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  66. Finkel's problem was not his looks (he's certainly more attractive than Tony Chimel), it's that he has an individual style and in today's WWE you can't have a style of your own.

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  67. I personally prefer Tom Miller, but the Fink is the guy for millions of fans.

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  68. You've got the 3 shield guys, the authority, cena, and nothing else. Raw really couldn't be less interesting because there is absolutely nothing going on. And you if would watch for the matches only, you're probably like me and just watching something else on the network.

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  69. Im just having a hard time adjusting to his WWE persona that's all. I do appreciate that they are giving him the green light and he is around that main event level though

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  70. So much this. They need to just bite the bullet, accept that buyrates and ratings aren't suddenly going to skyrocket or crest above the norm they've currently hit, and start laying the foundation for the future. Just pick a guy the fans like and go all the way with him. Don't mint a new star and then just push Cena ahead anyway. Actually make someone else your top guy and go with it.


    Worst comes to worst, you have a new, viable top guy you can plug into feuds while you continue riding Cena into the ground, as opposed to no one at all.

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  71. I loved his ice bucket thing with Rollins. part comedy, part badass. "What? It's for charity..." *THEN* the beatdown. The guy has *IT*.

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  72. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 15, 2014 at 9:59 AM

    Well my point is that things are continuing to get worse. I still maintain that the Fall 2013 stuff with Bryan and the Authority was shitty booking, but AT LEAST Daniel Bryan and CM Punk were on the shows to make shit watchable. They left and the roster has gotten much less over.

    If 2015 makes us long for right now, then WWE is really gonna be up shit's creek.

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  73. Ways to improve Raw's ratings.

    1.Live death row inmate execution by firing squad to John Cena's entrance them.
    2. Kevin Dunn being tortured by a Jim Cornette with a flaming tennis racket
    3. Book wrestlers to have purpose and have them win feuds in which it actually means something.
    4. New Jack on commentary
    5. Make titles important again
    6. AJ Lee twerks in a cage near the entrance ramp
    7. No more 50/50 booking or soap opera writers. Book it as real and as a wrestling program.
    8. Every time Cole shills the network or something else he is electrocuted with 500 volts of electricity.
    9. Kim Jong-Un booked as a luchador cruiserweight named La grasa mudo Coreano!
    10. No more talking segments with people who cannot grasp the audience's attention. See Nikki vs Brie
    11. Kevin Nash giving reviews on hair care products.
    12. Push guys like you used to from about 1963 to 2009ish

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  74. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    I've been partial to Shanaynay from In Living Color

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  75. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:01 AM

    WIN

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  76. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:02 AM

    The camera probably missed it, too

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  77. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:03 AM

    Roberts was only telling Cole that he's number one

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  78. #6: take all my money.

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  79. I imagine he reeked of arrogance.

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  80. Bring back the Fink!

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  81. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:06 AM

    TJ: I'm neither a fan of Smashing Pumpkins nor Courtney Love, but she's claiming that all of their biggest hits were about her

    http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/courtney-love-claims-smashing-pumpkins-biggest-hits-were-about-her/

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  82. Just watching some 1999 wcw at work. Wow the west Texas rednecks were waaaay over as faces and while I do love master p and silkk they stunk in wcw so wonder the fans sided against them. Also I can't believe they booked Rey Mysterio like that. Bischoff got a lot right but wow did he fuck Rey up for awhile. Couldn't market him BECAUSE OF THE MASK? OK bischoff

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  83. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    I was just thinking that earlier, guys like Ziggler, Ryder, and R-Truth had something going for them while being a part of team Bryan.

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  84. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 15, 2014 at 10:07 AM

    That's just......great......

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  85. She's been saying that for years, meanwhile most of the first Hole record was written by Kurt and Billy Corgan.

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  86. Give him hell Roberts! Give him what fer!


    That's what I would have said!

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  87. Virgil's Gimmick TableOctober 15, 2014 at 10:08 AM

    Courtney Love thinks everything is about her.

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  88. I actually see positives in this weeks ratings. Overall their being down is attributable to the staleness of the product and lack of top star depth. These are givens. The decrease in viewers throughout the show is because of it having to be a 3 hour show, the booking to pop top of the hour quarters, and WWE's conscious decision to not pace & build the shows so that they peak at the end. I think these are also givens. Where this weeks numbers are positive is in the fact that they only lost 170,000 net viewers over the course of the 3 hours. That's like 5%. So 95% of the audience stuck it out all 3 hours. Admittedly the quarter hour numbers might show a more drastic drop comparing the first and last 15 minutes, but the overall number isn't too bad. Bottom line being for all the problems WWE has right now, this weeks numbers aren't one to panic over.

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  89. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    She's so vain

    She probably thinks those songs are aboot her

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  90. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:09 AM

    Exclamation points!

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  91. What bugs me about Cena facing off against the Authority is the simple question that permeates every one of their interactions...


    How the hell ISN'T Cena exactly what they want in a corporate champion? Like, why are they fighting against Cena being champion? The man is CLEARLY "what's best for business". He's a great public ambassador for the company, does a bunch of Make-A-Wish stuff, and doesn't elicit controversy beyond the reactions he draws. Painting Cena as this rebel and the Authority as a group that just can't abide this incorrigible trailblazer just cries false. In much the same way it screams bullshit any time they try to sell us on Cena being this longshot underdog.


    The story should be that the Authority is falling all over themselves trying to get Cena to join, but he won't. Or something like that. But actively trying to keep him from winning titles and being the focal point of the show is a bullshit storyline. With Ambrose it would make sense. But this is like saying, "Eh, we can't have Superman represent Earth because he's such a rebel, he'll make us all look bad."

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  92. HAHAHAHAHAHA YEAH!!!! REMEMBER THAT TIME LAST FALLWHEN ROLLINS TOTALLY GOT GREEN SLIMED???? THAT WAS AWESOME, LIKE WHEN REIGNS GAVE STEPHANIE THE SHIT COFFEE! SHE WAS PUKING ALL NIGHT BRO!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHA ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN IN THE WWE!!!!

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  93. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:10 AM

    So, yeah, all of your from Cleveland just stay over there, kthanx.

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  94. HHH and Stephanie still being on the show really makes no sense at this point. What the hell are they even supposed to be? At least in the Mania build they went full heel and created a great villain for Bryan to overcome. FINE. But now they're back to this phony face BS that just wastes tons of time and creates nothing positive. They're not heelish enough to get over any babyfaces, they're not "cool heels" that people pay to cheer for, and they're obviously not faces that people pay to see. They're just smarmy garbage that accomplish nothing.

    I was at the Brooklyn Raw last week and HHH/STeph came out to a total non-reaction. Crowds just sit on their hands for these two because you know absolutely nothing comes out of them being there. It's insane that they've gotten so much TV time the last year+ and yet the audience is so apathetic to their presence.

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  95. *Calmly steps back, lets Jobber do his thing*

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  96. But he still does his own thing, and doesn't listen to them.

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  97. Now now, we all wish everyone were Jimmy Graffiti.

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  98. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:14 AM

    Shanaynay was on Martin.

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  99. Ambrose coming out of the presents was funny.

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  100. What is this "own thing" that John Cena does, though? Wears a hat?

    This is like the umpteenth time over the years that they've tried forcing John Cena into the Stone Cold anti-authority role and it's made sense approximately zero of those times.

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  101. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:15 AM

    They Get Johnny Football, LeBron AND Eboia the same year?


    Talk about the trifecta.

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  102. My biggest problem after mania was hhh still being the top bad guy. Why? That's a spot that a active guy on the roster could hold. Even after they jobbed to the shield twice, there he was to start raw. That guy has always been ratings death and the show has always suffered when he's in top. And yet here we are again.

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  103. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    He was giving him a thumbs up.

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  104. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM

    I know. I recall how you responded that time I tickled you.

    RIGHT HERE, ON THE BoD!!!!

    *thumbs up*

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  105. Preferring the Vaudevillains is never wrong.

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  106. My issue though is less about what Cena does and more about how the Authority has reacted to him since the start. Sure, he doesn't listen to them, but to pretend that he isn't the perfect corporate sponsor they've been dreaming of, while Randy "Two Wellness Violations" Orton is "the face of the company" is absurd.


    I mean, it's kind of late to change it now, but I maintain that the story should have been that the Authority continually tries to recruit Cena but he resists, so they set out to destroy him until he realizes he needs the Authority to succeed. Would have played in nicely to the Brock storyline, with the argument being that Cena can't beat Brock on his own.

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  107. If you think 2014 WWE will be remembered fondly you probably aren't thinking very hard.

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  108. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Hi Vince!

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  109. Simpler than that, they need to decide on their WrestleMania plan, map out the course, and plug away at it. Also plan to implement an overhaul of the look, sound & feel of the product early in the new year when the numbers are primed to rebound.

    Something tells me, though, that they intend to do the first of those, no intention of the second, and the increasingly aging Vince McMahon will keep changing his mind and rewriting the plan. Then fan unrest leads to more shows being hijacked... and it's 2014 all over again.

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  110. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    I knew it was one or the other

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  111. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Huh

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  112. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    Change #2 to be "Kevin Dunn being tortured by a Jim Cornette by pulling his teeth without pain killers." and I'll give you my $9.99 today.

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  113. They should bring back Martel to manage Sandow. Similar characters and charisma. Bring back Arrogance!

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  114. I can definitely cherry pick several great moments in the year. Sure the Raws have lots of filler, but the big moments were pretty memorable.

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  115. Who was the ugly bitch Jamie foxx played on in living color?

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  116. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:19 AM

    Wanda.

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  117. After he pulls out his teeth, he cuts all of the roots to his teeth off with rusty scissors.

    Better?

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  118. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:20 AM

    #12 = ALL HHH, ALL THE TIME

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  119. They just about go out of their way to tell you that the midcard guys are all shit. Who cares about guys trading wins in matches that do not have any meaning.

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  120. "Simpler than that, they need to decide on their WrestleMania plan, map out the course, and plug away at it."

    Ok, so Brock/Reigns it is! Sorry Ambrose fans! DEAL WITH IT!

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  121. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:21 AM

    Big Dave's dog needs medicated Vaseline for his ass from his last training session with his owner.

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  122. Someone cal stan ford asap. We've got a racist BoD post he can catalog.

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  123. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    Works for me.

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  124. with so many hours of free TV a week, I 100% understand why they do it. They have no choice to put lots of filler. We are all agreed that shorter shows would help things, but hey, it is what it is.

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  125. *CHEAP POP*

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  126. Unfortunately for every Jericho cage dive there are about 600 terrible things.

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  127. The woman got Ebola from Dallas. She traveled without symptoms to Cleveland from Oct 10-13. She started getting symptoms on the morning of the 14th when she was back in Dallas.

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  128. The Authority isn't that much fun.

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  129. They never once thought to SELL masks as merch...

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  130. Also, trying to push a BLACK RAP group over a COUNTRY group in what was still a somewhat primarily Southern area = Good luck, buddy.

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  131. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:24 AM

    But with the time they have they could cut some of those interviews out and show midcard matches.

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  132. Why not feature more wrestlers? That would be better on every level. Mix it up and use like 45 guys over a month instead of the same 15 guys

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  133. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    ...

    Someone else please deal with this

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  134. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 15, 2014 at 10:25 AM

    Welcome to the future HBO....
    http://online.wsj.com/articles/hbo-to-launch-standalone-streaming-service-1413385733

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  135. Don't forget NIpple H too. I'm shocked they haven't made mixed tag titles for them to walk around with.

    Oh crap... I keep forgetting any secondary and lower are too small for Hs.

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  136. Hennig comes out with a birthday cake for Master P's nephew or something. Genuine cake, it's not full of AIDS or anything. And they just smash it and throw it at him. Just disgraceful and upsetting.

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  137. I would have been fine with him sticking around for a few months after Mania 30. He had finally gone full heel and the fans hated him, and he still had name value to get people over. But the problem was they refused to just give him an end game. (No pun intended wacka wacka!) HHH could have jobbed to Bryan at the next PPV and then do the Evolution vs Shield match in June, and that should have been that. They really needed to blow-off the Authority storyline and take HHH/Steph off the show.



    It's another example of them telling teh fans that the heels will NEVER get theirs because HHH and Stephanie will just always fucking be around. Even if Rollins was gonna turn heel (with I'm fine with), why couldn't he have turned to join Heyman or form his own crew? What's the point of keeping HHH and Steph around for a neverending parade of heatless segments? The audience knows they'll never be rid of these two, so why keep watching?

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  138. :: waiting for the river to burn again ::

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  139. Ebola is only transferred when someone has symptoms and by bodily fluids.

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  140. They should hire Jake Roberts as the new ring announcer. Trade one Roberts for another.


    "This contest is scheduled for one fall. And a twenty minute time-limit, for the test of time tells no lies. The test of time always tells the truth."

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  141. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    "Like the WWE Network, but better!"

    *Vince tries to sue HBO"

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  142. WAIT NO I'M WRONG. They already had a cake, Hennig brought him a hat.

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  143. they have lots of mid card matches. Just that sometimes, the midcarders win, and sometimes they lose. I'm just saying I understand the "midcard purgatory" thing, it's impossible to write 5 hours of super compelling TV each and every single week for all of eternity. At long as they deliver on most PPVs, I'm fine with it. (Let's keep in mind that we got very spoiled, expecting huge shows on Raw every single week. Not how it used to be)

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  144. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:27 AM

    Some of us are conservative

    Some of us are liberal

    Some of us are in the middle

    But we all agree: F that guy who came from Liberia with Ebola

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  145. It was for his brother Silkk da Shocker. And he even gave him a custom made cowboy hat to show there were no hard feelings! Then silkk stomped the hat while P snuck up on him with the cake! Outrageous!!!

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  146. Even within 3-hour shows they could do a much better job of protecting a larger segment of guys. It can't just be blamed on "so much TV per week!" that they treat all but 3-5 guys as disposable midcarders who mean nothing. That's their booking philosophy at play, not the insurmountable obstacle of too much TV.

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  147. I'm gonna worry about ebola just as soon as it kills 1% of the amount of people that die every year in vending machine accidents.

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  148. Did the hat have aids?

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  149. But it ain't his fault... (did he do that?).

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  150. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:28 AM

    I've said it before and I'll say it again:

    WHAT ABOUT BALCONY COLLAPSE?!

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  151. Raising the arm of the victor would be more work than he did his whole career in the ring (and I say that with complete awe and respect for his "work")

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  152. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Quiet, honky

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  153. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    So you can't take a writer and say, "You're responsible for booking around the IC title. Here is a list of 10 wrestlers. You're allotted 30 - 45 minutes a week to make it happen."

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  154. Yeah probably, but I think it had Good AIDS rather than Bad AIDS.

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  155. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    FREE HAT

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  156. Using more guys instead is something they did for decades. No one wants to see the same two worthless mid carders with no angle or heat fight six shows in a row. That's just lazy booking, not an issue with TV time.

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  157. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Yeah because that half hour of "Growing Up Bella" was worth while filler.

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  158. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:32 AM

    Lita was not involved in the angle, so no.

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  159. This exactly. If they're so worried about people tuning out squash matches, then they should just be more creative about creating jobbers. Use NXT as a training ground to prep some ready-for-TV job guys. Give them quickie gimmicks so people might think they're somebody and then use them on Raw/Smackdown for 6-12 months to put the real roster over. Everyone's an independent contractor right, so what's the harm in cycling through a sub-roster of gimmicked job guys every year so that you could actually protect the Cesaros and Dolphs of the world? They'd absolutely make more money over the course of the year if they had a deeper roster of guys who were over, and therefore in a better position to sell merch, draw ratings etc.

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  160. What number is that? For reference purposes of course.

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  161. I have some... distressing news about Shenaynay.

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  162. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:35 AM

    I had no problem Master P getting booed because he gave us Silkk the Shocker. (Who is without Tony S type hyperbole one of the worst rappers ever to have a record deal.)

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  163. Cesaro squashing some semi-tough looking jobber for 4 minutes--- hitting all of his big spots, catering to the crowd etc--- would be so much more entertaining that match number 783 of a neverending Cesaro/Ziggler series in which both guys trade wins and look like goons and nothing matters.

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  164. That shocks me most of all as Bischoff was such a true marketing guy. But he was all tied up in NWO stuff, I'm sure.

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  165. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:36 AM

    No, I was "huh"ing to your "uh"ing

    Uh-huh

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  166. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Hey Spud!!


    May she got sick when she caught sight of Cleveland from the window and it set in that she was really going there.

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  167. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    Don't you mean Layla?

    *runs away giggling*

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  168. These MNW shows are so strange, they always open with a five minute explanation of the war (using that godforesaken Ted interview from 98 every time) almost as though this isn't a series of shows but a bunch of individual one-off's.


    Like, in real TV you don't have to give the origin story every single episode, I feel like even they didn't even know exactly what they were going for when they were producing it.

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  169. Adam "Colorado" CurryOctober 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    My problem with WWE is that their TV is totally un-watchable. We all bitch about 50/50 booking, Cenawinslol, the shitty writing, the lack of direction for the midcard, and so on... My point is, say they fix all those problems, I still couldn't stomach this shit, thanks to commentary so bad that even Chris Berman would say it sucks, constant replays, segments with reality show clowns, midgets in dollar store costumes, the list goes on and on.

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  170. Yeah, I'm sure. But all of HER biggest hits were written by Corgan (and Kurt).

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  171. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:37 AM

    *throws a rock at you*

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  172. It's the Authority. Nothing about the very concept makes sense. Why do the owners of the company back a faction of wrestlers in efforts to beat, injure, and presumably end the careers of other wrestlers who earn their company revenue? It might make sense if they were evil, stupid, crazy people--but they are also the public face of the company! A company that does good things like support the fight against breast cancer. Every single time Steph & Trips walk out on the stage, it says loudly to the fans "wrestling is fake, we are all just playing characters, and all the bullshit you are about to see means nothing because we are pretending!" And... they never lose, and they never go away. Because they own the company. That Austin vs. McMahon fantasy booking of the blue collar guy sticking it to their asshole boss was played out almost 15 years ago. How does the babyface ever win today? Daniel Bryan beat Triple H at WrestleMania and Hunter was back THE NEXT NIGHT making life miserable for him. There is no conflict if one side can never lose. Let me repeat that:

    THERE IS NO CONFLICT IF ONE SIDE CAN NEVER LOSE.

    This is the elephant in the room--the 800 lb gorilla that taints shits all over the rest of WWE's booking.

    How can any good guy in WWE look like a winner when the other side can never lose?

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  173. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 15, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    It's the new swine flu, but only worse.

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  174. The most frustrating thing is the basically did this for over twenty years. They know how or at least have the ability to see how they did it. Not only would it make all the difference in the world for guys like ziggler and Cesaro and Rhodes, but it would also get guys like the matadors or big e etc way more fleshed out and make the roster look much better.

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  175. We should've enacted more stringent travel controls months ago. Other African nations like Guinea-Bissau did this and they've prevented the spread of Ebola into their countries. What concerns me most is that the federal government and health officials just don't seem to have a good handle on this and are playing catch up. That's not a great way to reassure the public.

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  176. Adam "Colorado" CurryOctober 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    "Isn't Seattle in Washington?"
    "Uh, yeah."
    "Cool. We should go see Hole."

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  177. But whose side is he on?

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  178. The Celebrity Skin album is just all Corgan. They say he just contributed, but you can tell he's all over almost everything on it.

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  179. This really sums it up. And it's not "well they're heels, they're not supposed to be fun!" because they're also not drawing any hate anymore. Hating on a heel is fun too (see Rusev/Lana right now, or Seth) but HHH/Steph don't even evoke that. Their heel personas are all phony babyface stuff and inside joke smarminess that's just grating to watch. Compare that to Vince who had this HUGE persona that was nonstop entertaining and hateable. His act was done with the show in mind. HHH and Stephanie's act though is aimed strictly at themselves or people in the back who get which inside joke or rib they're referencing. It's just fucking awful TV producing.

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  180. I kind of wish Roger Goodell was the head of the CDC right now...

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  181. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyOctober 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Chris Morris

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  182. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3NgnWyVmAQE&t=0m43s

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  183. Gunther the Nasty LoserOctober 15, 2014 at 10:39 AM

    Jared did

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  184. Close travel to West Africa for the next 60 days or so.

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  185. The Master P/West Texas Rednecks feud be the single best example of a wrestling company not understanding its core audience.


    Then when the West Texas Rednecks took off -- their song was actually being played on country radio stations -- WCW just kind of flaked on them and they eventually fizzled out.

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  186. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 15, 2014 at 10:40 AM

    Oh, the kind Magic Johnson has?

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  187. She has family in Akron, LeBron's city, that she was visiting.

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  188. Oh wow really? I didn't realize their relationship lasted that long, though you're right thinking about it there's A LOT of Mellon Collie on that record.


    Doll Parts is just, it's laughably obvious that Kurt is doing a puppet show with that whole album.

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  189. Exactly. I mean this seems like a common sense move to me. I understand they need aid workers over there, but we have other ways of getting those people into the affected countries without having to use commercial flights. The best way to eradicate this thing is to isolate it and destroy it. You aren't going to do that by allowing West Africans, some of whom may be infected and not know it, to get on an airplane and fly somewhere. I just don't see how this is somehow becoming a partisan issue.

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  190. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    Oh crap!

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  191. Adam "Colorado" CurryOctober 15, 2014 at 10:41 AM

    I wear Cannabi for men.

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  192. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyOctober 15, 2014 at 10:42 AM

    Don't EVER get fooled in to thinking it was good. You're just missing out all the fucking tripe we sat through in between.


    Maybe it's slightly better than now, but don't be kidded in to thinking it was 'good'.

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  193. All aid workers that go over there should be quarantined for 21 days before coming back here as well. It's really simple strategies that they are totally ignoring.

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