Should be a good night. Trying a new pizza place. Local news named it best pizza in the state in a crooked pole. Should be a good time.
What kind of toppings did you get?
13 hours from now, I gots me a job interview. Gonna need a good night's sleep tonight.
Good luck man!
Best pizza in the state? Doesn't matter, it's not NYC or NJ pizza.
Just sausage and pepperoni. Nothing fancy. Just trying to get a feel for the za.
Although unlikely, which would have a more immediate positive impact on WWE creatively: Canceling the third hour of Raw, or canceling Smackdown?
Best of luck to you. I believe in you. Just be yourself, but better.
Both would be a wonderful breath of fresh air.
Neither, you still have the same nincompoops running the show.
Third hour of RAW by far.
Evidently Starter jackets are back for NBA teams. I loved my Started jacket as a kid, warmest coat ever.
The NFL Playoff Machine is the greatest thing ever.
Good luck, you should be fine.
Listen to some NWA Flair promos before...it's an odd preinterview tradition for me
Making Raw 2 hours again.
Lol did the pizza shop owners buy off the poll?
Man, you don't get toppings on pizza, unless a shit pie from a place like pizza hut. Although there is a place by work with a fantastic garbage pie -- the exception that proves the rule.
As I walk up to the building, I'll be listening to Real American and Eye of the Tiger, maybe a little Cult of Personality mixed in.
Glad I wasn't the only one thinking of that line,
I think making the first hour of Raw squash matches and then two hours of main events and storylines would benefit everyone.
I'm nothing if not for shunning reality for the comfort of old movie lines
Do NOT listen to Nick Bockwinkel promos, as you'll end up calling someone a cretinous humanoid.
And Airplane is one of the best places to take lines from.
Yes! Huge with nfl too
I have been legitimately curious since I have been reading on the blog for the last year or so. If you had to put a top 3 favorite (not necessarily best) matches on a list, what would be on it for you? For me it would be Austin/Hart Wrestlemania 13 because that is simply my favorite matchMichaels/Taker (Ground Zero for the chaos, but any of them would work), and....Edge/Mysterio vs. Benoit/Angle from No Mercy 2002 for tag goodness.
Hey WWF1987, which guys are more hated in wrestling, the Briscos or Gracies?
Jack and Gerry?
Benoit/HHH/HBK at WMBenoit/Jericho Ladder matchSteen/Generico fight without honor at Final battle 2010.
I just noticed that it's been years since the ramp and tron setup for ANY wwe tv event was positioned to the right of the hard camera. What the fuck is that about?? I don't like it
Fuck Jay Briscoe.
There had to be something with the arena
Gracies are actually well respected in Japan. They wrestle horribly though but the respect comes from their PRIDE days. Briscoes are loved by a ton of fans, no idea why.I'd say its a toss up. Both are liked and hated.
Good Evening, I'm Jay Thomas - You might remember me from such memorable emails like Should Brock Lesnar make Bray Wyatt and the NWO - Did Vince Send Them There On Purpose?
It's just establishing a uniformed look for television. Tron on the left, announcers on the right.
I'm not sure. Last time they had that setup may have been the night after WM 27.
If I had to choose matches from other feds, I would choose Flair/Steamboat from ChiTown Rumble and probably Strong/Evans v. Jacobs/Whitmer from Manhattan Mayhem.
Just DVR the show and watch it in a mirror.
Chicago pizza is a COMPLETELY different animal than NYC pizza. You don't get deep dish in NYC and you don't ask for New York-style in Chicago. It's just not as good.
Ah ok, I was just watching a Botchamania with them getting a highlight segment, and I was thinking "Are these the Gracie's people hate?"
Gracies mocked wrestling, Sakuraba swore revenge he did, he took them one by one,
The pizza joint the next block over from me does a penne vodka pizza that is just amazing. I have to go right to the gym and work for a couple of hours after having a slice, but it's completely worth it.
Advertising dollars go a long damn way.
Tough one. Shawn/Taker WM 25, Shawn/Taker Hell in a Cell, Triple H/Cactus Jack Rumble 2000.
I remember watching that ladder match live and just absolutely cringing at that flying chair shot. It still gives me the creeps to this day, especially knowing what we do now.
I miss when they were in MSG and the entrance was positioned right in front of the hard camera. Anyway it must just be a way to standardize the arena set up. When they would go to Hershey for TV shows back in the syndicated days the would do a wierd ass L shaped entrance way.
I'm pretty burnt out on football so I'm watching the Phil Hartman block of the Simpsons.
Matt Cross vs Johnny Gargano at Wrestlelusion 3Angle vs HBK WM 21Okada vs Ibushi from whatever that NJPW PPV was in February.
Were they making fun of their horrible wreslting?
They say it's possible... but for the life of me I cannot sneak the Bucs into the playoffs.
If only Fios had access to Simpsons World...
I would have actually guessed it was many many MANY years before that.
I had a BIG preowned Giants one. Those were the shit in the 90s.
Except for USA Network
Nah, wasn't that far back.
Yep, in a match with Yano laughing at them while trying to hit them with a plastic chair,
Could be. It was also recently featured on a popular pbs restaurant show.
Love me some Yano.
I'm still surprise USA wants them to be 100% in star power. You'd think they would try to sell Raw off by now.
I don't know, I just looked up a clip of the show. It always looks the same to me.
They just changed the ship date for my iPhone 6+ to 12/20/2014 - 01/03/2015.Everything's coming up Millhouse!
yeah, do that and they'll have you redo your drug screen
The Sprint commercia with the goat is the GOAT.
Except the tron was on the right, not left.
Girlfriend walks in as I'm watching NXT with Charlotte on the screen: "Jesus, look at that nose. What is she, Flair's daughter?"She's learning.
Did you WOO at her?
I would still hit Charlotte.
I can admit to you that I agree on your list. I just wanted a bit of variability in my list. Austin/Hart was not going to get moved out of my top spot. However, there are about 20 others that I could really put in the other 2 spots, just depending on the day. Like I said, I love the Ground Zero match because it is just choreographed chaos. Most people would put the WM 25 and HIAC matches on their list, but I think I have seen those so many times that I have gotten somewhat desensitized to the impacts.
She's jelly. Charlotte is gorgeous.
When was the last time they had that msg setup? Rumble 08?
Chopped her down and put her in the figure four... bitch reversed it. So I climbed to the top of the couch trying to jump on her... bitch slammed me off to the floor.Not sure why that's always my go-to move...
Same. She's easily in my current WWE Top 5.
The best food in the state here is in a gas station. Oklahoma Joe's BBQ, it's even been on one of Tony Bourdain's shows
Three hours of original programming with no offseason
Did Bayless really go 0-5?
What was it originally?
Maybe when they did Raw there in 09?
Fuck the Patriots and the Packers. I hate both teams equally. That was painful to watch, especially while trapped on a plane.
chicago pizza is good, but it's almost closer to lasagna than pizza
I like Arrowhead. It's one of the few stadiums that's instantly recognisable.
Truly has its own identity.
This commercial really brings me back.http://youtu.be/-kfrjAW8Svc
Ordered it on 10/11. First estimate was 1 - 8 weeks. Then November 22nd. Then December 6th - December 20th now December 20th - January 3rd.
Hmmm I cant recall a RAW at all where they had the msg entrance dead center of the ring
My favorites were the old WWF action figure commercials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-zln9nKtLk
Didn't realized that was you Jobber.
It was me Abeyance, It was me all along!!!!
My roommate is definitely a fan of Charlotte. As I'm more a Bayley guy there were almost fisticuffs. Okay just a lot of enjoying leg holds during their matches.
1-8 weeks...That's a bit vague. That's like saying "I will be there to fix your cable between....tomorrow and 2017." At least it's finally coming down to a much more certain time. Though it has been pushed back just a wee bit.
Man, that was one popular model.
Man I love that ground zero match. You explain it perfectly. It feels like utter chaos but it's all...part of the plan. The no contest works too because it sets up HIAC. It's one of those ultimate mark out matches for me. Taker is righteously pissed and just beats the ever loving shit out of Shawn, gets jumped by his goons and it gets so damn crazy that the whole roster comes out to stop it. Then the "Air Taker moment" just amazing.
I'm thinking hard about this.... 1992 Rumble. 1990 Summerslam Harts Foundation/Demolution WrestleMania X-7 Rock/Austin.
As much as cole, lawler, and jbl sucks lets at least be thankful that Matt Striker isn't there anymore. Worst commentator ever I'd say.
jericho defeats hhh for the beltziggler defeats del rio for the belt1992 rumble
I didn't recognize you either. If everyone changed their names but kept the same avatar I wouldn't miss a beat but just changing the avatar confuses me.
The 92 Rumble is another one of those that is on my list because it's so easy to watch. Wrestlemania X7 is probably my 1b to the Hart/Austin 1a as my favorite Wrestlemania matches.
That did a great job of selling the product.
Lawler pisses me off the most because I know how good he can be when he cares. Same with JBL - both of them can tell Vince to take a walk any old time, but they don't.
I don't know man, Lord Alfred Hayes is right there.
third hour of raw; any 3 hour show is a bit tedious including ppv sometimes
You just summed 30 minutes up in about 8 lines. The main thing about it...is that it's fun.
Piper was the host, Kofi and Orton did a crazy brawl and the main event was Cena/Undertaker v. DX v. Jerishow
I nominate Steve McMichael. He ruins a lot of early Nitros for me.
Those were great products, too. Around $4-$5 a piece. I remember going to Toys R Us as a kid and spending 30 minutes deciding which one I wanted to get each weekend.
The cocaine budget for that ad must have been nutshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oT6o0Pq2dHo
I think Cena bladed at Bragging Rights 09 in the iron man match vs Orton but tried to make it look hardway.
Damn it, I was planning on changing my avatar. Now I can't.
i loved him on superstars
I wouldn't say Matt Striker was the worst ever. Booker T was hard to listen to at times,
You shouldn't hit girls.
I love Mongo. One of my favorite announcers and wrestlers of all time. For me Mongo is in the so bad it actually turns good department.
OMG never seen that and it's gold.
Hey you can get married in SC now!
new Chris Webby worth a listen for all the hip hop heads
Ted DiBiase was pretty terrible on the few occasions he was in the booth.
That's what happens when people hear what Thee Parallax is getting... everyone jumps on the bandwagon.
Mongrels was a very funny show you can find for free online that you should watch if you haven't yet. And I can do a really good impression of the cat, Marion.
YES! Fun. That match is a fucking blast to watch.
He also had a Super Bowl commercial.
My girlfriend will be overjoyed!
I found Booker T to be better, and Stevie Ray too. Actually Stevie Ray was kind of awesome in all seriousness.
Ha! Yes! You will forever be man at podium in a white graduation gown.
That's the first I've looked her up was just now. She does have a bit of nose going on there.
Worst ever? Neidhart was up there, partly for screwing up Gorilla and Heenan.
if they just let him be the horsemen's bodyguard he would've been fine
I'm thinking of getting the Plus in March.
No you don't. It gets too confusing because you fuck around with your name too. No one can ever keep you straight.
I don't know if he's up there in that David Crockett territory, but he at least gave a shit.
Yeah, she could get it.
What about with an open fist?
Are you posting from a renaissance faire?
I'm surprised WWE films has never done a film like Ready to Rumble. You had no holds barred, but that was more about battle of the tough guys than wrestling.
Savage / Warrior at WM7Foley / Taker HITC at KOTR98Rock / Hogan at WM18I was there live for the last two so they have special memories for me. Rock / Hogan's crowd heat was off the charts and lead to it being unforgettable.
The start of my name is always Extant1979 now. Should be easy to figure out who I am!
Okay he was probably worse but at least he didn't call PPVS and a wrestlemania.
It's a button down shirt and tie, damn it!
It's frowned upon...
Just bringing back Olde English then.That's cool.
what was the crowd thinking after foley's falls (besides holy shit and this is awesome)?
I thought his other avatar was the oracles body guard in Matrix 2 and 3. I have bad eyesight.
Cooler than Coulier.
The last genuine kids toys that they got right were those Rumblers, just keep collecting to make more unpredictable battle royals.
They aren't just a Kmart brand anymore?
New Haven pizza is pretty great too. I'll take Pepe's over most things in NJ.
I don't know, its allowed in wrestling...
Alright, who was your favorite wrestler to do commentary? I don't mean retired like Taz, Lawler or whoever. Not full time. But active wrestler who would do commentary while watching a rivals' match or do it for a short stint?I'd say Punk, especially his heel run when he was on commentary for about a month or two. He was hilarious. Also props to Austin when he'd do it back during the Attitude Era. I thought his commentary helped the Funk/Foley RAW match to set up Foley's feud with Austin.
I'm still taking that as a compliment...
Did he or AA hit more top rope axhandles? Both are in the single digits, I'm sure.
ESPN says the 7-5 Bills are in the thick of the playoff hunt. Here's their remaining schedule: @ Denver. Green Bay. @ Raiders. @ New England. So, 8-8 then.
Owen and Punk is #2
This is awesome wasn't really a thing yet in '98. I was about a dozen rows back from the announcers and most people were just in stunned silence. I thought he was dead.
Can't argue with that.
Austin wins because he'd actually talk about the match.
I'm taking blog commenting to strange new places:Number 8 *burp*Number 8 *burp*Number 8 *burp*Number 8 *burp*
Punk. Once again he's the greatest performer of this generation. Let's call it the generation that grew up watching the Monday Night Wars.
Punk for the humor, Striker for the insight.
That's why I liked him too. He'd put over the guys as threats and talk about the match. Loved when he would do it.
Punk is #2 at nothing.
if they did, I wonder if they would try to have it be like the wrestling was real? I suspect if they did a wrestling movie now, they'd try to be hip and tell a "behinds the scenes" story
You definitely look like him, at least from far away, and the sunglasses matched his too. Hows you karate?
To me that seems to be what's missing in a lot of today's wrestling. Nothing is as fun as it used to be when watching. There have only been a few matches in the last year (the three different Shield six mans from EC/Payback/Extreme Rules), Bryan/HHH) that I could really just sit and watch that I truly enjoyed. I did get a kick out of watching some of the Tanahashi/Okada/Styles matches from NJPW, but American wise there has been very little enjoyable wrestling.
Hillybilly Jim did some MSG shows and was just awful.
Really? I thought it was a really stylish graduation gown lol.
He got one thing right in that promo of his, no one can touch him on the mic.
I always thought HBK did a good job with it on Raw
I forgot what show he did, I remember Owen was engaging and funny.
Austin vs Hart from Survivor Series 96 Cactus Jack vs HHH from Rumble 2000Lesnar vs Cena from Summerslam 2014
Are you hot? .......*checks*........you are not.
There's a 20 minute video of Punk doing WWE commentary on YouTube that I watch way too much.
edge and christian as the conquistadores
I think Ambrose would be really good at that if they let him
Punk was awesome, and Kevin Sullivan and Terry Funk were both really good. Kevin Nash wins for his performance on the last Thunder.
Striker was awful.
Yeah, season ended with the Miami loss.
Punk or Owen.
KOTR 96 I think?
Fine, swipe Striker for JBL.
Baby on board....how I'm adored...
Wikipedia failed me but DailyMotion had the Austin/Roberts match. Owen was on commentary.
Austin was fantastic on commentary.
There was nothing in Al Capone's vaultBut it wasn't Geraldo's fault
I'm debating drinking wine indoors with a friend of mine, or the two of us seeing the Horrible Bosses sequel.
I love that vid!
Take the wine to the cinema
From now on, your name will be Stranger de Beaumarchais.
I really wish Shawn would have just won the belt one more time between 2004 and 2009. They begged him to take it several times from what I read in the observer over that period but he just didn't care at all for it. I really wish he would have just won it a ppv and dropped it at a raw or something for the fans.
I liked the first Horrible Bosses. Second looks good. Put the wine in a soda can.