Monday, November 10, 2014

BoD Daily Update

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2014-11-10/five-point-preview-26785103



Alberto Del Rio Free of WWE Contractual Obligations

Del Rio announced this morning that he has reached an agreement with the WWE to be free of his contractual obligations and said that he will be working for Lucha Underground next year. You can listen to Del Rio's interview by clicking on the link below.

http://pwtorch.com/artman2/publish/WWE_News_3/article_81713.shtml



How Did the WWE Come Up With the "ECW Week" Concept?

According to sources, the WWE came up with the ECW week concept just 48 hours before the announcement. Also, the network will be adding 3 ECW Home Video Releases of classic ECW Arena shows and 40 more episodes of ECW TV that is expected to put the library through February of 1996.

Credit David Bixenspan, Figure Four Weekly Newsletter



Kayfabe Commentaries Announces Next Release in Their WWE Timeline Series

2008 WWE as told by Brian Meyers (Curt Hawkins) will be released on December 16th.

http://kayfabecommentaries.com/




And don't forget to vote in today's Group G poll for Place to be Nation's "Greatest Song of the 90's" tournament. You can cast your votes by clicking on the link below

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-greatest-song-of-the-90s-tournament-pool-round-one-group-g/


512 comments:

  1. I thought I heard that Cesaro was in the doghouse (well, moreso than usual) for flipping some fans off recently and was sent home. Is this true?

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  2. Who the hell is Curt Hawkins?

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  3. I read reports that some people were throwing stuff at Cesaro in Belfast

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  4. TJ: I went to the WWE house show here last night, it was a pretty good show. The roster was in two places at once, so there was no Ambrose, Ziggler, Cesaro or Wyatt, but we definitely got a better show, looking at their results (2 Fandango matches, lucky them!)

    There were SO many kids and Cena got ten times the reaction of anyone else, but the whole "Cena sells more merch" thing was a bit rigged, given that with the exception of a Seth Rollins shirt and a Bad News Barrett shirt, there seemed to be nothing but Cena merchandise avaialble. Paige's ass is amazing live, and I may buy better tickets next time solely because of it. I may even have gotten caught up in the moment and cheered John Cena’s victory after he gave Rollins the AA through a table. A good time was had by all!

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  5. I haven't heard that one.

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  6. There's now a tab in the VAULT section of the Network that says ECW EXPOSED. It has about 20 or entries, which include short clips, like Austin's introductory promo or the fans crushing the ring, and full length shows, like NTR 1995 and Cyberslam '96. Basically no rhyme or reason, as usual. But still cool.

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  7. Wonder if Hawkins will have any opinions on Mark Henry.

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  8. He has a ton of merch because he sells a ton of merch. Simple economics.

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  9. It kept my money in my pocket! Terrible prices too. £25 for a shirt!

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  10. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 7:18 AM

    Just finished watching Survivor Series 2005, with Randy Orton winning the bragging rights match. The Smackdown roster came down to congratulate him and I swear I only recognize, like, a quarter of the guys in the ring.


    Who were the doofuses dressed as Buff Bagwell?

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  11. The Dicks!

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  12. That was an awesome match. I loved how JBL, Orton and Rey reluctantly rallied to take over in the middle portions. JBL's expressions were great, especially when they were taking down Big Show.



    And Taker's return featured what looked like an insanely dangerous stunt.

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  13. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 7:22 AM

    Really? Those were the Dicks? I must have only been watching Raw back then (shocking, I know...) because I barely remember anyone who wasn't a main eventer from that time period. Doesn't help that the show seemed to be dominated by Raw guys while Smackdown only really had some guys in the main event...

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  14. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 7:23 AM

    The flaming casket entrance? I would think it would be an unnecessary risk, but it looked very controlled as I just watched it.

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  15. It was a really bad time for Tag Teams for sure. I think that was also the year of the Heartthrobs as well as Simon Dean/Maven

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  16. Yep, that's the one. I also loved Orton's reaction. It went from "I am the chosen one, I am the one who finally took out the Undertaker", to...


    "OH SHIT... I really AM just like everyone else. I'm toast..."

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  17. Smackdown in 05/06 is a weird place full of people I’m
    always surprised to remember they brought back. Tatanka, Animal, Psychosis…

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  18. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Hey! My first commercial on the Network - for Pure Talk, with a mother removing her son's thumbs and then his little sister sucking on one of them... that was weird.

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  19. I think that's the only one that they have!

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  20. I read that Cesaro grabbed babies out of the crowd and bit their heads off, but Cena was able to resurrect them through hustle, loyalty, and/or respect.

    If it's on the internet, it must be true!

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  21. Yuck, I forgot about that new LOD. What the fuck was the point. I wasn't watching around this time but I can't imagine it felt all that sentimental.

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  22. Was it all just to plug the Road Warriors DVD or
    something?

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  23. Freddie Prinze Jnr?

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  24. He has a doctorate in it, so yes.

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  25. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 7:43 AM

    I miss the banners that they used to hang over the ring and throughout the arena for each show. That shit was dope; I wonder why they quit doing it?

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  26. Saves a couple grand.

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  27. People were probably drawing dicks on them.

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  28. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 7:47 AM

    Yeah, they have to have the giant titantron set that's been in use for a dog's age.

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  29. A new Raw set would be nice. You could trick yourself into thinking Raw feels exciting and fresh for a couple weeks.

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  30. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 7:57 AM

    It seems like everything has to be big and flashy these days; a minimalist approach would probably save them huge in the long run, and would probably help reinforce a more intimate atmosphere which the product sorely lacks these days.

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  31. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:03 AM

    I'd like to stick a TitanTron up Kevin Dunn's ass.

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  32. The more talented one in "The Edgeheads".

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  33. I read that Cesaro went into a restaurant and ate everything in the restaurant and then they had to close the restaurant.

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  34. The new Michael McGillicutty gimmick.

    His name still pays tribute to his dad, but the surname acknowledges his great-Grandad was cabin boy for Long John Silver. Vince finally saw the Piratesof the Caribbean.

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  35. The less utilized Zack Ryder.

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  36. My PTBN Votes today were for:
    Smells Like Teen Spirit
    C.R.E.A.M
    Name
    Creep
    Better Man

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  37. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:11 AM

    If they intend to make Kenta and Devitt a tag team in NXT (and God bless them if they do), they'd need a team name. Someone kept reviving the Dream Team name, but I dunno that it would play well to start: any ideas?

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  38. Trouble? In Belfast!? Who would notice?

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  39. Only 92% of people voted for Teen Spirit.
    That is staggeringly low.

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  40. Hell low, hell low, hell low HELL low!

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  41. It said two people were ejected! What a bunch of troublemakers. And they apparently went into business for themselves during a boring Ziggler/Cesaro match by making up their own chants. Feisty!

    Apparently at the show in Dublin, Vince's videoed "Message to the Fans in the UK" didn't go over too well. Geography, Vince.

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  42. I wonder if people are assuming it is advancing and are using the vote elsewhere? Or they hate Nirvana.

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  43. Mine:

    Smells Like Teen Spirit
    C.R.E.A.M
    Linger
    Creep
    Better Man

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  44. This vote thing is a great idea. If only the choices weren't nearly all just overplayed mainstream pap.

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  45. "Now I'm screaming, and I'm yelling! But I don't know, what I'm singing!" - Weird Al, Smells Like Nirvana

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  46. Yeah, the lack of any mention of either Ireland always makes me chuckle. Fortunately the Irish are known for their peaceful temperament.

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  47. "World's Greatest Tag Team" is going unused right now...

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  48. I read that happened when Braden Walker and Chris Hero went to the Sizzler this weekend

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  49. I've noticed that too. I wanted to buy a Goldust shirt at the last Raw I went to and walked around half the stadium before giving up. Then when I got home, I didn't have the zeal so I just didn't buy one. I think I saw one Daniel Bryan shirt and a terrible Shield shirt and nothing else. You'd think that one of the booths would have a more complete collection, but no dice.

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  50. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    It's too bad the Workrate Express could never fly.

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  51. When I consider a TNA house show booth better stocked than a WRESTLEMANIA booth... yeah, something's wrong there.

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  52. I can't see this. I hated 2008 in every way cept for Jericho/HBK GOAT feud and Edge/Taker was decent.. What you like about it?

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  53. I read that Chris Hero's middle name is "Extra-Long Meatilicious"

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  54. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:26 AM

    Knowing how politically sensitive McMahon is he'd name them "the Kamikaze Car Bombers" or something.

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  55. CREAM
    Better Man
    Creep
    Linger
    Smells Like Teen Spirit (I assume this wins the whole thing as it seems to win every Best of the 90s list I see)

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  56. Play into the history of great tag teams and use some of their names?


    I'd say take the first part of the Killer Bees and add that to the Midnight Express and you'd have the Killer Express. Or flip flop it and have the Midnight Bees.


    I don't think I need to say who their manager could be in that scenario.

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  57. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    Kamikaze Car Bomb would make for a hilarious finisher name, sensitivity be damned.

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  58. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:27 AM

    It's been more than twenty years since the last good Express team, it's time to revive that name again.

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  59. Sheamus could use the Irish Car Bomb as finisher number 6.

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  60. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 8:28 AM

    Smells Like Teen Spirit
    Better Man
    Linger
    Walkin' on the Sun - really the only good Smash Mouth song
    Name


    Picked four of the five top choices without knowing, like I have almost every time. I may be part of the problem...

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  61. We seem to be on the same page.

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  62. The two feuds you mentioned were great; HHH was a workhorse; Jeff Hardy was mega over; Randy Orton was getting really awesome with the start of the Viper gimmick, he was also solid at the beginning of the year.

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  63. If you had a problem with Bombastic Bob and Bodacious Bart, then you have a problem with yourself!!!!

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  64. That mother fucking son bitch Brian Blair. He is worse than Michael Jackson!

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  65. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    He said last GOOD Express team.

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  66. Cena also jobbed a rather high amount of times too, right? Including clean losses to Batista, and JBL, of all people.

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  67. Yeah, 1990 was the last time that they were good. Didn't they leave right after Havoc 90?

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  68. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Well Asians are supposed to be hard workers.

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  69. My favorite part is when he said Michael Jordan at first, but then corrected himself.

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  70. ..... I stand by my comment!!!

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  71. I thought that was mexicans. (as per a Drew Carey episode)

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  72. Yep! He really didn't mean anything in between his loss at Mania to Orton until he won the title from Jericho (sad face).
    I honestly can't think of a single PPV from that year that I didn't like.

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  73. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:31 AM

    ... And just like that, any debate you participate in will now be lost by proxy.

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  74. Haterz!! all of yous!!!

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  75. ... and how is that different from usual?

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  76. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    There was a skit from "In Living Color" where the Asians and Jamaicans were battling it out to see who was the hardest working people in the world.

    http://youtu.be/Opq8YCkFV9s

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  77. Especially since he considers Michael Jordan "Iron Sheik class"

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  78. Damn, can't believe I didn't get that at first. *upvote*

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  79. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:34 AM

    So even with the network, plans are pretty much made up at the last minute....

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  80. There need to be more Living Color skits referenced.

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  81. If you insist on long term plans, you better enjoy Roman Reigns beating Brock at WM 31.

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  82. And yet, they wonder why the Network is treading in the wasteland known as Epic Fail.

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  83. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    And CENAWINSLOL

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  84. I don't get half of my comments until the next day, I wouldn't worry.

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  85. The Far East West British Connection (cue hate mail from Eire)


    Drunken Sun


    Sake Stout


    Mick Kick


    ...I'm of no help

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  86. Yep, Cornette and Lane took off shortly after, and I'm trying to remember the story behind it. All I know is it involved the usual WCW fuckery, with some Herd stupidity thrown in for fun.


    I do wonder, if the Midnights had survived to Watts' run... could they have made it to the top one more time?

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  87. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:36 AM

    Oh I will, for the crowd crapping all over it.

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  88. The tag scene after Havoc 90 wasn't that great. Doom was about to split, the Fruitbirds were a mess, the RnR would job to anyone.....I mean, Big Josh would soon have a belt, I think.

    The Express would be on top by sheer proxy.

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  89. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:37 AM

    Settle down there, Bob Holly.

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  90. That lazy son, he only has 7 jobs.

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  91. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    We need him back then.

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  92. It's York Foundation Week on the Network!

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  93. Cena winning out on the crowd taking a dump on Roman at WM would be pretty diabolical, even for him.

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  94. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    ... Today's Daily Update is brought to you by the ellipses...

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  95. Potatoes & Sushi?

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  96. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:38 AM

    How dare you doubt the tenacity of the Young Pistols...

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  97. I heard he carved a spoon...from a bigger spoon!

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  98. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonNovember 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

    Didn't the Ellipses open for Nirvana?

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  99. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:41 AM

    Don't forget about Paul Burchill and his pirate gimmick.

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  100. They were almost as good as the Wild-Eyed Southern Boys.

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  101. Kind of surprised they did the Eugene reveal the way they did. Differed quite a bit from the comics. It went off well though.

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  102. F-ing right? I can't think of another business on Earth that could consistently show profits (usually) and this level of sustainability with this complete lack of forward planning.


    It permeates everything they do at WWE.


    I'm going to go back to the restaurant. Remember the World? Solid enough concept. I went there and I'm like. I'm going to get some Smackdown Sliders and JR's ribs. Maybe a shot or a drink named after a wrestler? A Steveweiser? Anything.


    They didn't have one. Not ONE themed menu item.


    And this? Even if you wanted a good ECW retrospective to bring in new users. Why do it with only 48 hours notice. Christ, even Goldberg got 72 for his title shot against Hogan. Imagine if they advertised the ECW thing for two weeks? And then used the show to highlight some of the matches. And then had one or two ECW light matches. Bring back fan favorite RVD to do some sort of Grand Marshall thing. Throw him in a match against anyone and have him win by putting someone through a table and standing tall. ECDUB! ECDUB!


    I mean. These guys have less forward thinking than Radio Shack. And Radio Shack sucks. What is this, I don't even.

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  103. So, I'm not much of a blood and guts kinda guy and I'm not big on ECW but I will admit I'm kinda excited to get home and check out some this ECW stuff. I mean, stuff from promotions that I didn't get to watch when I was younger is the main reason I got the network. This is probably the most I've been excited for a network anything since I got it/Summerslam.

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  104. Still zero proof of this happening though. Reigns just isn't batista. I would love if it all went great, and the crowd went crazy for him. Just because.

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  105. Eh, I like the guy, but booing him is soon going to be the cool thing to do.

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  106. And he can go back in scooby doo mode, and figure out the Wyatt ghost.

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  107. No love for All Star?

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  108. I'm not saying it's impossible, but I shall definitely let it play out and see where it goes.

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  109. Yep, jobbed clean to HHH, JBL and Batista at consecutive PPVs if I recall correctly.

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  110. Poor guy, he got buried and never recovered from this "losing streak gimmick". He never stood a chance!

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  111. I read that Cesaro suggested a way to refine the search engine on the Network.

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  112. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    http://botchedspot.com/2014/07/18/battleground-2014-predictions/
    Seriously, this has been going on since the summer.

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  113. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 8:48 AM

    Eh, it's ok, but I prefer the stuff on their first album. They went to shit after that.

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  114. Well, it's 'cause he got "organically" over! Vince and Dunn couldn't stand how over the guy got organically, so they buried him! Just 'cause he's only 6'1 and isn't tall enough for VKM's liking!

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  115. Not if there's a good and logical story.

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  116. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    Ok, that made me laugh.

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  117. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:49 AM

    I think people who say Reigns will get booed out of the building are really overshooting. I think that rushing him may expedite the process, but he'd need to be overstretched for far longer than he has been to really warrant that kind of venom. He's still a pretty popular guy amongst the casual fans.

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  118. I was watching the Network last night , and it struck me just how *close* the ring barrier and fans actually were to the ring. That and the smaller arenas they were in. Comparing 1998 RAW to now is like comparing 1995 ECW to RAW.

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  119. We should get a new WWE onscreen couple. Paige can hook up with Bo Dallas. They can call themselves Dallas Paige.

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  120. Would that even be worth it though? If the Midnights stay, we might get robbed of Gigolo Jimmy Del Ray.

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  121. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:50 AM

    That is true, but even then it'll just postpone the booing until a later date.

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  122. I've just come across this photo of Rusev and Lana and it's made my day:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4847645244468&set=p.4847645244468&type=1

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  123. Borne Again was years ahead of its time. Too bad Matt Borne was all coked out.

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  124. I think the boos we heard for him at SummerSlam against Orton and a couple of RAWs around that time were the beginning of something that'll become increasingly common amongst "smarky" crowds, regardless of how he's booked. Certainly I don't think those initial boos were a reaction to his actual work (even if you think he's boring, he's too inoffensive and competent at the basic level to naturally turn on) as much as they were to the dirtsheet news of his upcoming rocket push.

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  125. Bo having a sudden crisis of confidence, and DDP showing up to help him get his spirits back up would be a storyline I'd enjoy.

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  126. That is glorious. Way to show off that total North Florida look, Lana.

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  127. The current HD set is a lot more "minimalist" (i.e. boring) than the pre-HD set was.

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  128. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:52 AM

    Can't believe it took this long for that connection to be made, well done.

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  129. Russian spies.

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  130. I have my moments.

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  131. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:53 AM

    And it would be a heck of a way to plug DDP Yoga.

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  132. Right now, he's got nothing to go against, save Cena's love/hate relationship with the fans, so they won't turn on him like they did Batista for Bryan. I do think it'll eventually happen, if not for overexposure.

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  133. Bo does have a little muffin top he could use some help getting rid of too.

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  134. The Love-Matic Grampa!November 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    There's a place for spontaneity (hey, this guy we didn't have plans for is getting over the crowd, let's push him and see what happens!) and then there's a time for long-term foresight and planning (we need this Network to succeed, so let's map out a plan for the next year). Obviously, you need to be somewhat flexible even with forward planning, but when it's clear that you're spit-balling week after week with no clear vision...well, that's not a recipe for excellence.

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  135. Solid. Bart and Bob still sucked donkey balls though.

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  136. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM

    Oh, I'm not saying it won't happen; I fully expect it to at some point, just not in the immediate future. I'm of the opinion that Reigns can be the guy, he's just not ready for it yet. Part of the problem I think is that they seem to have gotten caught between pushing him as a Cena-type face and a Goldbergian badass; the character isn't 100% refined yet, which kind of leaves him in limbo a bit. He's also the weakest of the main event-level workers in terms of in-ring ability (at this point), which also lessens some of the appeal for me personally.

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  137. To me the crowds are just so quiet during his matches. I don't think I've heard any boos yet, but his matches are so flat.

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  138. Just imagine something crazy like Dusty and Flair doing a promo video for Crockett Week or the rollout of classic World Championship Wrestling episodes on the Network.



    THE MUDDASHIP HAD DONE LANDED, DADDY! SEE ME AND RIC AT OUR COKED-OUT BEST!


    WHOOO!!! THROW DOWN YOUR JACKET, DUSTY! I'M GONNA ELBOWDROP IT!!!

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  139. I think he actually lucked out in a weird way by getting hurt.

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  140. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:55 AM

    Well, now that just made Rusev look as threatening as Sweetums to me.

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  141. It was an awful attempt at humor.
    But in all seriousness it would be cool to start an International Stable with the, Steen and Zayn.

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  142. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    Mellow Yellow and the Green Machine!

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  143. The Love-Matic Grampa!November 10, 2014 at 8:56 AM

    THEY'RE BREAKING KAYFABE!

    Ole's gonna be PISSED.

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  144. Batista coming out for his first appearance and giving the biggest heel in the company a hug didn't help.

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  145. It wasn't a real ghost after all! It was just a smoke machine and a projector!

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  146. No, I get it. my comment was more of a compliment than anything in this case.

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  147. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    Note to Rusev, don't start making goofy faces on camera until AFTER they turn you into a goofy face making jobber.

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  148. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 8:58 AM

    That particular brain fart of a bon mot was headscratching.

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  149. Are you telling me that Jobber lied to me??? I refuse to believe that.

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  150. They should get Naked Mideon as a manager, wear flesh-coloured trunks and boots and become Team Nude Japan.

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  151. I doubt that hug was a particularly big reason for the fans turning on him.

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  152. Which is fine. Then you turn him heel and have a bunch of new feuds.

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  153. So it'll be used in two weeks by WWE?

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  154. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    Will Mideon then become Captain Nude Japan?

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  155. Agreed. Batista got turned on because he got the spot that the fans wanted Daniel Bryan to have. The fact that DB was able to keep the audience hot for him stemming from a screwjob at Summerslam is amazing, especially in this period where fan interest is hard to sustain.

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  156. Bill Watts wants to fire them, then convert them to God-fearing Christians.

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  157. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 9:00 AM

    He's not that good of a worker; I'd mentioned this a bit lower, but of the main event-level players, he's by far the weakest of the crop. You can have the best character in the world, but if you can't deliver something in between the bell ringing, you'll only get so far.

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  158. They lost WWII, played for a draw with the Koreans, and won Vietnam. The next one is the rubber match.

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  159. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 9:02 AM

    That's actually some solid logic, I would say you should be apart of the writing team, but then Steph would just call you a dork then fire you a week later.

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  160. "We am true-blue American, dah?"

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  161. Biff Kensington IIINovember 10, 2014 at 9:03 AM

    It wasn't the only factor, but I don't think it helped him any. It may have plugged in some of the casual fans booing him, thinking he was aligning with the Authority.

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  162. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 9:04 AM

    That's Vince's way of thinking these days.

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  163. 50/50 war booking? All countries look weak this way. Nobody stands out.

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  164. And then AFTER that, you tell fans they can get it for 9.99.


    "Ten bucks for that? What a great deal? I like this better than when they tell me that it's like Netflix but better," the universe was heard to say.


    Because you're not better than Netflix, WWE Network. Netflix is debuting DareDevil soon and they have a lot of really great shows and if you have the DVD, they have every movie and TV series ever. But you know what they don't have?


    Dusty Rhodes saying "Sabotage." Which is something that I always find hilarious.

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  165. "Note to Rusev, don't start making goofy faces on camera until AFTER they turn you into a dancing goofy face making jobber."

    FTFY

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  166. Cornette is going to slap Rusev.

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  167. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©November 10, 2014 at 9:11 AM

    Complete with "Somebody Call My Mama".

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  168. Plus I'm a mark for liking wrestling.


    Is it so wrong to want the company to do well?

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  169. Right. I know he's not black, but he's not-white enough for Vince to put him in that spot.

    Although part of me would love to see "Makin' a Difference" Rusev.

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  170. *Somebody call Mother Russia

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  171. It's amazing how much seems to happen on the show, then you go back, piece together the story threads, lay out a timeline, and you realize how little time has actually passed, and how close they still are to Atlanta. Knowing there is so much of that world yet to explore makes story possibilities endless. It's all about the characters, which is why episodes like last night have such merit. They take a relatively new character like Abraham and--though a handful of flashbacks--give you a tormented character who your heart goes out to. It's one of the best cast shows on TV.

    The key to "getting" The Walking Dead is that while they set up mysteries, intertwining stories and cliffhangers, this is ultimately a show about people trapped in Hell on Earth. There is no destination, no salvation, no cure to the plague, no happy ending. If you choose to watch, these are people you come to care about; you watch to see how long they can survive and with how much of their soul left intact. Do they die as humans, or live as monsters?

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  172. Like, more so than he already is about everything in life.

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  173. I saw that! It was... odd.

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  174. Must... Resist.... Can't.... Fight...

    So are you saying that all ASIAN countries LOOK THE SAME hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm? Those are your exact words quoted exactly, Vincent Theodore Jordan!

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  175. 'I am Rusev, on mean streets West Chicago. I am here give new tracksuits to underprivileged Eastern European children. These poor children only have smoke three packs cigarettes a day. RUSEV CRUSH POVERTY!'

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  176. And that's not a bad thing......

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  177. You know how Botchamania has that "Everybody Talks" segment? They should add a "Everybody Dances" one, too.

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  178. If Batista had come out and did the thumbs up thumbs down thing. Then talked about the reason he quit was the hundred grand fine that Stephs daddy gave him. You'd have a good start. Good starts are necessary.


    Then, knowing where the crowd is, you have him meet Bryan alone somewhere. Say, "I know you only see darkness, but this is the wrong path. I know...I've been down this road before." or some nonsense, you could have extended the Daniel Wyatt thing into the Rumble with Batista being a sort of brute good angel on Daniel's shoulder to Bray on his left. Have Bryan do the same cage match right before the actual Rumble match so that the crowd is hot as hell, and then you have two options.


    1. Don't put him in and the crowd isn't AS upset that DBry isn't in the Rumble because they just saw him.
    2. Throw him into the Rumble but have him be eliminated by one of the Wyatts. Or if you really want, by Punk or Orton.
    3. Then do the same exact storyline that they did.


    I don't think the crowd would have been upset at Batista if he helped bring the hero back from the dark side.

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  179. Yeah but even the most liliest of white wrestlers end up dancing at one point. Like Steve Blackman and Lance Storm.

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  180. Pfft...Jesus...who'd he ever beat?

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  181. Today, I was given a middle name. It is a great day!

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  182. "Then talked about the reason he quit was the hundred grand fine that Stephs daddy gave him. You'd have a good start."


    Did you use HHH's sledgehammer to break down that 4th wall?

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  183. I'm leaning towards your way of thinking, because I think Reigns is more popular than Batista was when he initially came back. But these days more than ever it seems like, fans revolt when a face is "pushed down their throat".


    Reigns isn't good enough in the ring to win fans over on workrate, so he has to a)not suck in the ring (and for the record, I don't think he sucks, but he has a LOT of learning to do still), and b)have real likable charisma to kind of "distract" the fans from the obvious push. I think the guy has great potential, I just think he needs a little more time to build a little more street cred (and ring ability) then I think he's golden.

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  184. Batista's return was handled horribly. No wonder he has not returned.

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  185. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessNovember 10, 2014 at 9:26 AM

    Yikes!

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  186. AND he needs a catchphrase.

    "Like sugar and cane! It's Roman Reigns!"

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  187. as many legit issues as WWE brings on themselves with bad booking and kowtowing to idiots like Kevin Dunn and Mattel, you bring up a major issue they have little control over. Fans kinda suck

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  188. Plus he's making tons of money at 1/5 the schedule. There's almost no reason for him to return, especially since the fed didn't even bother to try to promote GotG.

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  189. He was a total pro the entire way. Turned heel when asked to, agreed to job at WM, when asked to. He could have been a dick and refused all sort of stuff.

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  190. Fans are the consumer.


    If you're a band...say Blind Melon. Blind Melon had no intention of releasing No Rain as a single, but every where they went, the Blind Melon Universe would shout out "No Rain" between each song. Then they would sing along.


    So Blind Melon in some sort of crazy effort to make money and have more fans and...heroin I guess, released the single that everyone wanted. Everyone made money, everyone was happy. A girl in a bee suit even made Sting squeal in delight.


    WWE just wouldn't have released the single because the Blind Melon fans are idiots.

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