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Starrcade 1995



What was the mindset with the World Cup of Wrestling card at Starrcade 1995? Only two matches with storyline implications. Everything just feels so random. Just seems so odd, especially at the dawn of the Monday Night Wars.

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​Well the deal was negotiated with New Japan months before, even before Nitro launched, and it was basically a money thing as far as I know.  That's also why Sasaki ended up with the US title.  I will also be redoing Starrcade 95 now that I'm back from my conference before getting back into Nitro again.  ​

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  1. The good news: You only have 2 1/2 months.
    The bad news: It's TNA.

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  2. Thanksgiving numero uno under my belt. Not bad, not quite as ludicrously huge as in past years with that side of the fam. I'm ok with that though.

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  3. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 11, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Threadjack: I used to make a joke that Vince McMahon would never die. They would just put his head in a jar and attach it to a robot body like Futurama.

    Now I see how close I am to being right.

    http://oi57.tinypic.com/2e14mjl.jpg

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  4. In October? God you Canadians (such as Dave Coulier) as just SAVAGES!

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  5. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 11, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    They should give thanks to being so close to 'MURICA!!!

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  6. Say what you want, but unlike yourself, and America's greatest export Dave Coulier, I'm eating turkey all weekend.

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  7. Jim Carrey? YES TIMES 1000

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  8. Yeah, thats great news.


    This so has been rather uninspired so far tonight.

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  9. Meh, I like the old news guy. The cold opening was bad and the monologue was whatever. The trailer went too long.

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  10. Ugh, I didn't think Kristen Wiig would hijack the show. She is awful

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  11. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonOctober 11, 2014 at 9:57 PM

    LeBron forgets he's not a member of the Heat:

    https://mtc.cdn.vine.co/r/videos/DC3CC22BF51132833314311442432_2cc699aeffa.5.1.2574798134952723092.mp4?versionId=OTFBKmiJ6aduwow6s7TYE7X9SyTtTjHx

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  12. Seriously, Kristen Wiig needs to be banned from SNL studios

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  13. Unlike Dave Coulier

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  14. Agreed. I hated her. I would usually FF through skits where she was the lead.


    Though she's a woman doing comedy so she is a gift to God.

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  15. If they're this blatantly going to rip off celeb jeopardy, should at least do Connery

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  16. Carrey and John Candy are both actually from my hometown. We breed funny people.


    Unlike St. Clair Shores, Michigan.

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  17. This sketch is good. Leslie Jones needs to be on the main cast.

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  18. YES YES YES YES YES

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  19. And the Jan Hooks tribute.


    They should make a Best of for her. I'd buy that

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  20. Only to make it better would be to have a cast member from her era introduce it, but it's also short notice.

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  21. "Stop it! Stop! He's already dead!"

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  22. True.


    Those guys arent on standby anymore. Myers seems to be off the grid, Jackson is a whack job and Lovitz has some anger towards the show.


    Only ones I can think of would be Carvey or Nealon

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  23. This.


    Try to resist the urge to turn off TNG during seasons 1 and 2. Season 3 is when the show really hits its stride. Even then, TNG has aged much worse than DS9. Partly because TNG dealt with more social issues, and DS9 had less of those and more how war impacts life.

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  24. Myers is back on the grid actually. He released a new documentary and did a ton of press. Yes, he's still crazy.


    Nealon has been doing a ton of stuff about Jan, but I know he tours a lot. Carvey is based in Montana.


    Sadly, the most appropriate person to do it is also dead.

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  25. Nealon is based in the Northeast so he was probably the most realistic option

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  26. Also, was stalking Birgen Hartman. She seems to be against the new book on her dad.

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  27. I've gotten used to feeling older, but shit like this makes me want to kill the young if this is popular

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  28. This song by Hozier?

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  29. He performs on the weekends so I could see him being unavailable. Still, that was a great tribute and I love that they showed an SNL that showcased her and that episode.

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  30. ...and strategically smart but frustrating they keep pushing weekend update further and further into the broadcast

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  31. Yeah, just annoying

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  32. I am glad they showed the whole piece. it was a wonderful tribute

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  33. Who was stalking Hartman's daughter?

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  34. I was. She's on twitter and instagram. She's really cute. She said she wasn't invited to his star unveiling and seems to be anti the book.

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  35. Oh. Who is writing the book?

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  36. IT just came out. It's called You Might Remember Me. It's been getting a ton of press. I don't think it was supposed to exploitive, it claims to have the cooperations of his family. Maybe they didn't talk to her and her brother?

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  37. Great joke, Jost

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  38. http://www.amazon.com/You-Might-Remember-Me-Hartman/dp/1250027969

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  39. SNL has been making LaGuardia jokes for the past 25 years

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  40. They've been having Update after the musical guest since 04ish.

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  41. Yeah, but seems like it's creeped 5-10 minutes later in that time as well. Music was 12:00-ish and WU hit not long after

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  42. Update used to always come on at 12:10

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  43. And it came on at 12:17 tonight, not really sure why this is needing so many comments.

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  44. $10 the people in the audience have no idea who Dan Cortese is

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  45. I remember Warren G being the worst rapper ever to swing a baseball bat

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  46. They are really rehashing this sketch

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  47. REGULATERS!!!! (batter up)

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  48. "Yep Mode" ABeyAnce1©October 11, 2014 at 11:16 PM

    The only upside is that you can then get a pick of an extra card if you go dropped.

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  49. So it's 3am, I pull into my dad's place after a long fucking drive and the whole first floor of his place is covered in fleas. Been under control for a month then suddenly it isn't. Sitting in my car with the dogs waiting for the bombs to do their thing. Who needs sleep anyway right?

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  50. Well, working indy's and TNA didn't help that cause. You can't really compare guys who worked in the 2 big companies during the golden years of wrestling to Daniels. Not fair.

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  51. Yeah it's been a couple of days but I finally got a chance to get on here and look around. Wow, what a song. I haven't heard that in years. Good choice. *thumbs up*

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