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Daniel Bryan Update

Last night at the Smackdown taping in Houston, WWE filmed a segment where the Big Show addressed the crowd and informed them that Daniel Bryan will need to undergo surgery on his arm. Bryan hasn't wrestled since April, and has been rehabbing since June but has not regained strength in his arm.

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RAW Viewership for this Week

The 10/27 episode of Raw did 3,745,000 viewers, which is up 50,000 from last week’s number. That number was the second lowest of 2014. The company had hoped for better the day after the Hell In A Cell PPV. The show lost audience as the night went on, dropping from 3,868,000 viewers in hour one to 3,529,000 in hour three.

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Clearing Up CM Punk Rumors

The return of CM Punk merchandise (most of which has already sold out) to the WWE website was more a case of loose ends being tied up, according to one source we've spoken with. When Punk's WWE deal expired this past July, with it went the rights to his name and likeness, since he had them since well before his WWE run began in 2006. WWE and Punk are believed to have worked out a settlement that allowed WWE to sell off remaining stock and use Punk in the new WWE videogame. The Punk character will also be seen in the forthcoming WWE/Flintstones film, since animation had been completed well before Punk walked out on the company in January 2014. Sources close to Punk state he is retired as a pro wrestler and a WWE return is not happening.

Credit PWInsider

Undertaker's Developmental Role

Undertaker will not be a full time trainer, and will pick and choose the dates he works. He will come in, give NXT talent advice and also share the “WWE etiquette” with the developmental talents. WWE wants the developmental talents to know what is expected of them when they reach the main roster, and they feel that the Undertaker is the perfect man to educate them.

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Comments

  1. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 7:40 AM

    How I started my work day: Made a cup of coffee and brought it to my desk. Before I could put in the Sweet n Low, a suicidal bee landed on the spoon in the mug and took a dive into the hot java below.

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  2. Undertaker advice..."get a great gimmick so you can dog it in the ring for the first 13 or 14 years of your career and then just hand pick the top guys to career you to great matches at the end of your career and boom..a legacy."

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  3. So what I got out of the UT statement was that he'll pay surprise visits to developmental and slap the shit out of anyone who doesn't introduce themselves to him.

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  4. So let me get this straight....


    1. Bryan needs arm surgery.
    2. Raw ratings are down.
    3. Punk is not returning.
    4. Taker is training guys on handshakes.


    What a depressing sounding day.

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  5. TJ: So I just watched PWG for the first time. The main event was Kyle O'Reilly vs. Adam Cole (I think the show was called Matt Rushmore) and I thought the show was good, but it reminded me a little of watching lucha. Everyone working together to do super cool moves...I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would.

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  6. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 7:51 AM

    I'm not well versed in how they're training the NXT guys at the performance center these days, but if I were in charge I'd hire a slew of veteran wrestlers to come in and teach the intangibles that a lot of people coming up seem to lack. Get Jake down for a week to teach ring psychology, bring Flair or Austin in for promo work, have a Ricky Morton or Stan Lane explain the nuances of tag wrestling.

    It's not only a way to help tap into a wealth of knowledge accrued from the territory days, but it's be a boon to a lot of legends who may not have much going on.

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  7. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 7:55 AM

    Ratings have been slowly trending downward for the past year, which is telling because they'd remained relatively static over the last three or four years. And I forget where, but I recall recently reading that merchandise sales are also declining at a steady rate.

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  8. I think that is the rough plan: that's why they have ex-wrestlers as trainers

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  9. Maybe try one of the BOLA's? Because tournaments are awesome.

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  10. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 7:56 AM

    Could've been worse; we were in the mountains years ago, and somehow a hornet ended up inside my brother's shirt. Hilarity ensued.

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  11. I'm pretty sure this is exactly what HHH is doing.

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  12. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 8:01 AM

    Yeah, I know they have guys like Bill DeMott there. I've always thought they were missing the boat by localizing in one area for ALL their developmental talent. Keeping NXT as your Teiple A level is fine, but I think it would do a service to the young guys to have places like Ohio Valley and Heartland to go work to broaden their exposure to the nuances they can't experience at Full Sail.

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  13. They do invite talent to come help out with training. Jericho, Sean Waltman, and Mickie James have all been there in the past year or so.

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  14. Bill DeMott. FFS.

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  15. "...before Punk walked out on the company in January 2014"


    PETULANT CHILD!


    #RIP

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  16. I am really glad this daily update didn't have a chaser.

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  17. It's been months, and I'm really ready to bring back Alberto del Rio

    ...


    ...'s theme music.

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  18. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:06 AM

    Perhaps it should have been a header.

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  19. I could be wrong, but I really don't see the traditional big boost in the new year this time. I don't think the returns of Rock, Brock and whomever else are gonna bump the ratings as much as they have done in past years.

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  20. To be fair, look at who he had to work with. King Kong Bundy? Giant Gonzales? Kamala?

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  21. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 8:07 AM

    You know something that doesn't get enough play in my estimation, regarding Cena? We all argue ad nauseam how stale the guy is and how desperately he needs a change, but the consensus argument against it is that he's the face of the company and brings in the children.

    What's interesting is that the early generations of Cena fans are in their late teens and early twenties (!) now. The same process that happened with Hogan may be replaying now: as Cena's older fans start growing out of the base, he's pulling in less new fans to replace them.

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  22. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    Bryan being out longer (probably) really bums me out. Whenever he was on I knew it was guaranteed entertainment. Ambrose is getting to that point but he wasn't on the level DBry was.

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  23. DBry was Guaranteed Tremendous Wrestling. Ambrose is just Guaranteed Tremendous.

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  24. Good thing they faked the Roman Reigns injury to get him off tv so Taker can train him on the art of the handshake. When he feels like it.

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  25. Those poor kids are going from Funtime Full Sail TV tapings in sunny Orlando to Chicago and Philadelphia. Hoo boy.

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  26. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    I agree; there's been a reliance on the part time guys to handle the big moments along with Cena, which keeps young talents from progressing. Now the luster of those part timers is wearing off, and they have very little to offer otherwise.

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  27. Man there is a lot of bad news for smarks in this STR8 gangster update.

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  28. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    Oh yeah, you might as well call that Hogan Syndrome, because every time they try to reinvent him it either fails miserably from the start (Diesel) or this happens. That's why Austin and then Rock were so successful for wrestling, they were a brand new phenomena to latch on to, not a re-tread of Hogan, who had to turn heel to stop the slow, steady decline he was causing in the late 90's. Yeah yeah we all want Cena to be heel, but going back further look at how the whole backlash started...after he won the title in '05 he STOPPED acting like the fresh face we were all getting into, and became a smiling happy Hoganite.

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  29. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:12 AM

    A lot of "just skimming" also. LOL

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  30. TJ
    Ok, my last two first dates went great, had a great time, lots of laughter, had a snog after.
    And then a couple of days later, even though they both said a second date was on the cards, they said they just want to stay friends.
    There are friends of friends, so i had to swallow my feelings a little, but FFS.

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  31. For all you know that was a killer bee and your coffee humbled it.

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  32. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 8:13 AM

    Everyday is a new apocalypse.

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  33. well, you knew the risk when you became a bee therapist

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  34. Mizdow is the new Santino.
    Seth Rollins is up there with Dean.

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  35. A) WTF is a snog?


    B) Are you the same guy who was in love with the girl that just wanted to be friends a while back?

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  36. Nah. Kids love jorts and dated slang and poop jokes. They also think really bright colors are super tough.

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  37. A snog is a colloquial English expression for a SMOOCH.

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  38. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 29, 2014 at 8:15 AM

    I still don't understand why Taker doesn't mentor Roman Reigns..


    ..or at least show Bray some new magic tricks.

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  39. Like "Lost the revolutionary war" English?

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  40. The war's not over, it's never over.

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  41. "You call that a ghost? THIS is a ghost!"

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  42. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:16 AM

    It's the proper way to say SNOOCH, also known as SNOOGANS.

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  43. My kids will like what I goddamn tell them to like.

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  44. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    LOOK OUT, STING'S BEHIND YOU!

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  45. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 8:17 AM

    Hm, you've only posted 67 times. That's quite soon to be giving us your relationship situation!

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  46. Maybe the two girls found out about each other!

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  47. “WWE etiquette”

    Reading that made me spit my coffee. Give me a break.

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  48. "Sources close to Punk state he is retired as a pro wrestler and a WWE return is not happening."

    Of fucking course they're saying that. "Sources close to Punk" are his weirdo, douchebag hipster friends who'd probably be thrilled if he never wrestled again and believe every word that comes out of his mouth. But starting some bullshit band and recording a podcast aren't gonna pay for that palace in Wicker Park forever.
    I won't say "he'll be back" like I'm more certain of this than his dumb friends are, but if he isn't, he's an extreme outlier in wrestling history.

    So...he'll be back.

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  49. well, it was hardly a revolutionary war for them.


    Over there they call it "The Uprising of the Colonists who take their tea much more seriously than anyone could have ever guessed"

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  50. Aww...be nice. The poor guy's must be pretty upset to be sharing with a bunch of mutants like us.

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  51. It's a scam! Don't fall for it a third time!

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  52. Aren't all bees suicidal?

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  53. 2 years time i reckon. Even as a promo guy, Mick Foley style.

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  54. MikeyMike, WitnessOctober 29, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    I'm not being mean; I give the guy credit.

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  55. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yx9tG92UK3w

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  56. Punk wants to be a part-time guy like Lesnar. Way more money, way less work. He will be back for WrestleMania.

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  57. Yup!
    and yes to B). Seems to a cyclical thing...

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  58. a lot of them just want attention

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  59. True. Our Founding Fathers = Their ISIS

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  60. Nah... also, you don't go exclusive with 1 date!

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  61. For that period yes, but it was the late 90's early 00's when he was no selling and dragging his ass against Kurt, DDP, and on and on

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  62. Only if he gets the main event and goes on last. You know that's what Punk wants as it's the only thing he's never done.

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  63. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Brian Bayless never left little easter eggs in his updates.
    .
    Stranger Forever, Bayless Never.

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  64. Ah in that case. Stop letting yourself be the victim. You are probably coming off weak and women hate that. Start being a prick and ignoring them as much as possible.


    Granted it SHOULDN'T work this way but it DOES work this way.

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  65. It might have been trying to get away from The Iron Sheik.

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  66. Not only seeing the R-n-R work as heels, but seeing them be GOOD at it, was so much fun. Morton had his heel run in WCW before this but it wasn't the same as seeing them work heel as a team.

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  67. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    The retired quips are just trolling people...when/if he gets the itch again, he'll come back. He might never feel it again (though settling on one Diva helps), but if he does he'll definitely be back.

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  68. 9 minutes to late with that one BRUH!


    Too much Walking Dead?

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  69. I have no sound as I'm at work, but that fucking hat.

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  70. OK, so "douchebag hipster friends" or "other people who are well-versed in working people." Either way, point is the same; what "sources close to Punk" say means pretty much nothing.

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  71. Oh, that I'll agree with. Corporate Ministry Taker and Bikertaker both sucked in the ring. It's actually amazing that he was able to reinvent himself the way that he did.

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  72. I don't know, if that's from Mike Johnson, who has been covering Punk, since his ROH days in 02, the guy is definitely either friends with Punk or people very close to him, wrestling wise.

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  73. AJ? Oh right that is his wife... they probably don't talk much.

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  74. The only thing that makes me consider he might not be back is he was against the part time guys so it would be hypocritical to then become one. That being said I would still put money on him coming back and maybe now that he is out he sees the ..oh hey...getting to a point where you get to call the shots instead of having Vince grind you into a nub..is a pretty great way to be a wrestler.

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  75. First of all, it works better if the smoke is green. It should also be the source of your power. Second, instead of a projector, have you considered a lightning bolt machine? A sort of lightning ghost? But the truth of the matter is this, kid. You can't shake hands for shit and you'll never go anywhere in this business.

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  76. He would have gotten the PPV thread up at the right time. I'm not sayin' I'm just sayin'.

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  77. AverageJoeEverymanOctober 29, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    now refer to coffee as Sheiky Baby all day

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  78. If wrestling were like other sports fans would still be arguing about when Rube Waddell is going to come back to start for the Phillies

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  79. Punk never coming back.


    Bryan not back any time soon.


    Santa isn't real.


    HOW MUCH MORE BAD NEWS CAN I TAKE?!?!?!?!?

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  80. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    I love the all-or-nothing reaction to Punk. Like he either has to have a 5 year plan in effect, or he's retired forever and won't even say the word "wrestling" up until the day he dies. He was beat up and broken down, disillusioned, and wanted a break. If he feels like working again, he will, much like how Jericho operates now. If not, he's got other stuff to work on, like starting a shitty band, and hockey games. And marriage...
    OK yeah he'll be back.

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  81. How much did you pay all those girls to chant like that?

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  82. Not sure there is a proper time to open up about your love life on a rasslin' blog

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  83. Also there's no sign of Bad News Barrett and Bad News Allen is dead.

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  84. Something I read on another site that didn't even click till I read it - how little sense does it make that Cena fought Rollins the night after HIAC? Not only did he lose the Winner Get To Fight Rollins match against Ambrose, he got a World title qualifying match for his troubles and got to fight Rollins anyway 24 hours later

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  85. This new Bray is destined to fail until they bring in Papa Shango as his lackey

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  86. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    I started doing that about 20 minutes ago

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  87. So what you are saying this you expect creative to remember 24 hours ago..and expect them to believe the fans remember 5 minutes ago..? Go back to the basement Mark

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  88. "Santa isn't real."


    Ever hear of something called a "spoiler alert" for stuff like that?!

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  89. Reading all of Marvel's announcements.

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  90. Just because there are well-known instances of awful behavior doesn't mean there isn't an etiquette or decorum endemic to being a WWE employee. I know it's fun to make jokes about "learning to shake hands" and that silly shit, but there's etiquette specific to any line of work, and employees having to take training on it is pretty common. I work in banking and just finished a multi-part business etiquette training thing two days ago that all bank employees had to take.

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  91. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    "But starting some bullshit band and recording a podcast aren't gonna pay for that palace in Wicker Park forever."

    Doesn't he own real estate?

    I don't think we can apply the old rules anymore. Guys used to come back because they had to, not because of some imaginary "itch" to wrestle. They needed the money, someone was willing to pay, and there you are. But guys are making far more money now and investing wisely, thus breaking the old cycles of "making a big payday, blowing through it in a year and having to come crawling back" from the territory days. Not to say every retired wrestler will stay retired, but I think far more will than in the old days.

    I think the real question is: if he does decide to return at some point, will WWE actually take him back? Especially if HHH and Steph have taken over by then?

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  92. Until DC screws it up!

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  93. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Man, we're lucky Ambrose supposedly just has fun being a wrestler. Shit like the HIAC finish and this would make me wanna quit on the spot.

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  94. You're gonna lose your shit when Punk returns on the Raw Xmas special dressed as Santa and carrying a giftwrapped Daniel Bryan

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  95. AverageJoeEverymanOctober 29, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    oh wow, I totally took it as bumping uglies

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  96. We probably will get a cameo of the Red Ghost and his 3 apes too.

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  97. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryOctober 29, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    Ratings sinking like a stone, no Punk, no Bryan...EVERYTHING IS FINE!

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  98. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    It's not some "itch" but I agree he/they do have the luxury of doing it based on how they feel more now. I love the all-or-nothing reaction to Punk..like he either has to have a 5 year plan in effect, or he's retired forever and won't even say the word "wrestling" up until the day he dies. He was beat up and broken down, disillusioned, and wanted a break. If he feels like working again, he will, much like how Jericho operates now. If not, he's got other stuff to work on, like starting a shitty band, and hockey games. And marriage...

    OK yeah he'll be back.

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  99. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    It's all logistics and semantics. None of which I know anything about.

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  100. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Don't worry, Satan's still real at least.

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  101. Lol I clicked on the YouTube link

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  102. So this Monday Bray will make the ring fall apart?

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  103. no wonder those prostitutes were so angry

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  104. There's no confirmation of Cumberbatch.

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  105. I was largely being facetious with the "won't pay for that Wicker Park palace" crack, but you could be right. I have no idea if he owns real estate or what other kind of business ventures he's in.
    I don't think it's true that guys today are making more money than in the past; you hear stories about even run-of-the-mill undercard guys making 10-15K a week on Hogan's house show circuits, and it's hard to imagine that even with inflation all but a handful of guys are making that today.
    But Punk sold a fuckton of merchandise and drew well when he was on top of the house circuit, so he's definitely in that handful who have made millions in recent years. He might not need the money, but I still have a hard time imagining him not coming back.

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  106. 2015 should be fine. People are going to want to see Avengers: Age of Ultron.


    2016 is probably the first possible cracks, between Marvel, DC, Sony, and Fox throwing all of these movies out as if they can't ever fail. I think Marvel's only real big issue is they are linking all of these movies to each other, like a giant crossover, so people can't really skip them. X-Men Apocalypse is well timed for a May release, and Cap: Civil War in May is great. Suicide Squad. in August could be DOA. Sinister Six by Sony in November is a hard call.


    2017 will hurt it some more. Apparently JLA has been banished to November, which once again makes me want to rant about how JLA has been completely overtaken by Guardians and Cap.

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  107. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Mah playa!

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  108. Dammit, Stranger. That link and accompanying audio is stuck in my head, much like a Rebecca Black song. My life would've been so much better off without hearing that two chord classic. My brain needs a cold shower.

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  109. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Caliber: The "Gift" That Keeps On Giving.

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  110. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Sweeeeeet Adeliiiiiiiinne.
    .
    Myyyyy Adeliiiiiiiinnne

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  111. I am legit giddy for Marv to get here and post his forensics report.

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  112. I really doubt he’ll ever need the money. He must have felt pretty damn
    secure to walk out the way he did. He doesn’t strike me as someone who leads an
    extravagant lifestyle and he’s made millions. He’s set for life, especially as
    he still has the rights to his name.

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  113. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 8:42 AM

    You loved it.

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  114. Its almost 100% impossible that he won't come back. Maybe he'll be gone for multiple years like Shawn and maybe his comeback will be super part time like Rock but there is big money in a punk comeback and he must enjoy the actual wrestling to some extent so it would be crazy for him not to do it. Why not make one last run for a lot of money, on your own terms? Punk won't pass that up, but who knows when it will be.

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  115. They're friends of friends though. I think he's doomed to have to be really nice here or his whole circle might fall apart.

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  116. also, it seems that this year the movies have started to become more "diverse" in terms of what genres they belong to.


    while I think the makers of "The Winter Soldier" seem to overestimate the "spy thriller" aspect of that movie, I feel that one can't deny it had several parts in which the movie seemed to try to be less of a "standard comic book movie".


    if they can keep this up (and for example, put out one film that fits more in the "horror" category while another is "classic scifi") it can see it work fine for a lot of years to come.

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  117. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM

    I guess my take would be "come back for what, exactly?" if a return is on the table. A feud with Fandango or something similar? Because I doubt he'd come back for anything less than a Wrestlemania main event, and I don't know if WWE is going to be willing to give that to a guy who walked out so publicly. I just see it as a never-ending battle of wills where both sides will only do business on their own terms, and thus no business gets done.

    But stranger things have happened.

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  118. I think this country first started going to hell when parents started telling their kids that they could be anything they want to be


    At some point society should have stepped in to stop him from doing something like that in a forum where other people could see it.

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  119. His new endeavors even funnier.

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  120. by not using the biggest names and never even portraying them as a threat?

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  121. We've all been raised on television to believe that one day we'd all be
    millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won't. And we're
    slowly learning that fact. And we're very, very pissed off.

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  122. Totally agree. I've always said that I do believe that he currently believes he's done. But I'd be stunned if he wouldn't come back for a Mania main event. Maybe it's in a few months, maybe a few years. But though Love-Matic makes a possibly valid point that the old rules of wrestlers making returns don't apply the same these days (or to Punk, at least), him not returning would be the extreme outlier in wrestling history.

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  123. AverageJoeEverymanOctober 29, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    now get a headrag and some arabian clubs to pose next to it, take a picture, and you are now an internet superstar.

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  124. AverageJoeEverymanOctober 29, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    ooohh then you can get a 2x4 and some pot to pose with it to recreate that famous tale. So many opportunities.

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  125. They let a guy who testified against Vince McMahon in a federal trial return for a main event run, so indeed, "stranger things have happened" applies to this company more than almost any other.

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  126. Yep, getting your 1st ppv main event, but you're booked to lose in a 1 on 5 situation. TAKE YOUR BALL AND GO HOME!!


    Undertaker should have quit at the 1994 Royal Rumble!!!

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  127. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    I will agree that you don't go through all the shit that Punk (and others) went through just to get to a certain level with an intense love of the wrestling business. But it seems like WWE is a really tough environment to work in day-to-day, and more than one person who had lifelong ambitions to become a wrestler has gone through that system, flamed out and then walked away completely over the last fifteen years or so.

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  128. Yeah Vince is kinda right. Doing that is different than watching that.

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  129. at this point I have so much goodwill for them that I will definitely see even those movies that are focussed on characters I don't/hardly know (Dr. Strange/Black Panther/Inhumans). I knew NOTHING about "Guardians" before I went on to see it and was blown away.

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  130. Why isn't anyone talking about Dixie Carter's HUGE announcement? TNA just signed Kurt Angle to a new contract!!! Fuck Marvel.. TNA just changed the face of wrestling as we know it!!!


    http://www.inquisitr.com/1570083/tna-news-kurt-angle-has-signed-a-new-contract-with-tna-wrestling/

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  131. I think this really might be the signing that turns the company around.

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  132. No, more like Joker took down Superman with Joker gas or other nonsense.


    Maybe Joke will be a computer hacker, and then Batman EMPed his equipment, and then some random acid in Joker's apartment reacts badly with the EMP and blows up. Vola, Joker!

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  133. Working in NYC there is literally know way that goes bad for him.

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  134. Oh it's real! It's damn real!!

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  135. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    Well, obviously. We just saw a prime example this year with Warrior.

    However, that type of stuff happens because Vince McMahon, above all else, is still a businessman. So grudges will be put aside if there's money to be made. Will HHH and Steph have the same philosophy when they take over? We'll see, I guess.

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  136. I'm sure you're right, but its the "Curb your Enthusiasm" kinda funny. It's funny, but it's too painfully akward and uncomfortable to look at for long.


    It's the Elmer Fudd hat worn indoors that pushes it over the edge for me. At some point he must have thought that was a good idea.


    That makes me feel like crying

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  137. #KurtAngleTNA is now trending on Myspace and in the the AOL Wrestling chat rooms.. this just got real!!

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  138. "I still wet the bed but that's ok."

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  139. Hopefully. I know Strucker was hinted in Winter Soldier, so I want him to show up and lead HYDRA proper, along with the Satan's Claw. Hopefully a hot Madame Hydra as well.

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  140. I mean...one of them is Vince's daughter and the other has been learning this business (I mean, "THIS BUSINESS") from him for 20 years. Plenty will change when Vince isn't around, but I think a willingness to do business with anyone who will make them money is a tenet I'd guess will stick around.

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  141. Money left on the table in that youtube clip.

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  142. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    I wonder if "Angle and WWE are in talks" was a bluff by Kurt to get a better contract.

    Dixie: Kurt, you might have to take a pay cut...
    Kurt: Hey, I have a great conversation with Vince McMahon yesterday...
    Dixie: Uh, well, we'll find the money somewhere!

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  143. Damn that's meh.

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  144. Was this seriously her "major announcement"? This can't be, can it? If so, that's terrible.

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  145. The Love-Matic Grampa!October 29, 2014 at 9:01 AM

    I wonder if Seth and Dean actually booked their own feud? Because they're about the right age to have been fans of early 90s Nickelodeon shows.

    Could explain a lot.

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  146. Oh yeah. Hopefully we'll get a comedy skit with the Guardians just running into Korvac the middle of space or a bar, playing his space organ. I don't think too many people will be upset that Korvac was booked incorrectly.

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  147. I Double Dare you to prove that. They know You Can't Do That On Television.

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  148. Yes it’s embarrassing and terrible, but there’s so many “Youtube Stars”
    these days, and everything THEY do is embarrassing and terrible, so who knows?
    Maybe he could be the next big thing.

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  149. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 9:06 AM

    You guys know what hyperbole is right? In terms of conversation.

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  150. "Well now that you're a little bit older I can tell you the truth. No matter how good you are at something, there's always gonna be a million people better than you".

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  151. He should've! There were too many Undertakers that year.

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  152. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2014 at 9:09 AM

    Just read the Smackdown spoilers and I won't give anything away for the 5 people who actually watch that show, but 1) WWE maintains it's streak of putting together a pointless Friday show, and 2) Dean "The Lunatic Foodie" Ambrose strikes again with more food-based hijinks! Yup, the pro wrestling revolution is here and it'll be led by an adult Dennis the Menace.
    YUCK.

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  153. Perhaps Seth or Dean could Explain It All?

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  154. Nah that's unfair man, Undertaker is a legend in the truest sense and as we all know in-ring ability isn't the only thing that's important for these guys to learn

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  155. It was the "No undertakerS club". They were allowed to have one.

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  156. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    At least he took some time off. Green smoke coming out of anything is never a good sign.

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  157. They obviously see big things for him with the how they go out of their way to make him look like a star. Most guys will never get that sort of prop comedy push. They save it for their biggest names.

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  158. And look who's on the receiving end of said food-based hijinks *sigh*

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  159. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    And remember, tomorrow's disaster of a Network number is exactly what they planned on!

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  160. Theberzerker! HUSS!October 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    At least he can make that shit work. Both he and Cody are quite adept at turning shit into gold.

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  161. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2014 at 9:12 AM

    Well you see the audience would revolt if John cena wasn't always on top.

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  162. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    At this point the WWE dream match isn't Punk vs Austin, it's Ambrose vs Carrot Top.

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  163. Has anyone else seen the banner ad for WWF Concussion Lawsuit? I'd be more inclined to see what they're doing if they weren't apparently suing the World Wildlife Fund.

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  164. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 9:15 AM

    Dean 'Titty Master' Ambrose's Credibility: 2013 - 2014.

    He was Crushed by Condiments.

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  165. Only way this ends up making sense is if it turns out Cena was working with the Authority all along, and goes on an epic rant about how stupid we all were to not see he was always getting the title shots, always on all the posters etc. That would be brilliant, but it won't happen

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  166. He couldn't pull off that mannequin segment. That was just death.

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  167. Mini TJ: Since it's is well known that I barely every watch Raw, last Sunday was my 1st time actually hearing Ambrose's theme music. And it is quite awesome, especially with the super long entrance, and him going up the Cell. The engine revving up over and over, awesomeness.

    I have no doubt he'll be a top guy for the next several years. No need to worry or panic.

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  168. Biff Kensington IIIOctober 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    We know that Dean is now Afraid of the Dark.

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  169. tbk will be crushed.
    If they have Santa in Brazil.

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  170. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2014 at 9:17 AM

    Though to be fair there wasn't any food involved, so he wasn't really in his element.

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  171. Um no, no he doesn't always win.

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  172. Ghosts. [/Jobber]

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  173. Based on one song?! I thought Babylon Zoo would rule the world based on one song, didn't happen.

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  174. I love that Caliber obviously thinks that his song is indeed str8 gangster, yo. Three chords and the truth, dog! Whiskey-flavoured licks and tough bad luck chords 'cos of mah woman, mah man!

    Except that it sounds to me to be damn near identical to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcN5Vaqd9sg, a lovely 90s indie song. By the most crap-in-a-fight, is-there-a-vegan-alternative band of wimps ever.


    Oh, Caliber. When will you and Meekin start your own weekly video blog together and become champions of the internet?

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  175. Worst_in_the_WorldOctober 29, 2014 at 9:18 AM

    He's the prop-based comedy job guy to the heels who are about to face the real stars: Cena, Orton, and Reigns.

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  176. It just fit well with the moment. I think he's being "buried" the same way that Daniel Bryan was "buried" last year. In other words, not at all.

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  177. Don't Just Sit There! The WWE Universe is Out Of Control.

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  178. Fucking exhausted I can't believe I stayed up until almost 2am for that shit.

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  179. Yeah but in this case, even when he lost, he still won. He got a title match AND got to face Rollins anyway. Even you have to admit that is shoddy booking

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  180. We should start a long conversation about Babylon Zoo, just so help compensate for all the months I have to wonder "Who the fuck is this TeBow guy?" whilst browsing through thread-jacked topics here.


    To be fair though, everyone thought that Babylon Zoo were going to hear the world based on one song, until they heard the song.

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  181. Pretty sure he'll lose the next match against Brock. The one that everyone here is dreading for some reason. And there's this guy named Daniel Bryan that kind of beat him 100% clean too.

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  182. I can't explain it, but I have a sudden urge to wear a ludicrous hunting cap with shorts, and indoors.

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  183. they sort of do - except there they call him "Tranny Claus"

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  184. Yeah I know, that's why I said "in this case". You agree that the booking in this case makes no sense, right?

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  185. That's not even close to the most interesting video on that channel.

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  186. His theme sounds like what you'd get if you mixed Sparkplugg Holly, Razor Ramon and Mick Foley's 'car crash' theme together whilst watching a video of Puff Daddy performing his song from the Godzilla soundtrack.


    I like that WWE are now seemingly in the 'rip off other successful rock songs' era of WCW.

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  187. Stranger in the AlpsOctober 29, 2014 at 9:23 AM

    A detective never sleeps, Marv.

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  188. I didn't watch any of the channel, this one I've seen before. I think it's pretty old.

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  189. Extant1979 Most Must-See BoDerOctober 29, 2014 at 9:24 AM

    I thought it was blow...

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