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  1. 11. If the music of your rival plays during one of your matches against another opponent, you are to stop and stare at the entryway long enough to get distracted and pinned. Then react angrily as if this has never happened before.

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  2. Ah, yes. Checking out DDT Digest's archives, or did someone send that to you?

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  3. It was all over the F4W board today.

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  4. Cool, because I remember that from here, long ago:


    http://ddtdigest.com/features/prog1974/



    There's a pretty solid territorial lineup, with at least three future owners (Watts, Graham, and Anderson), Ric Flair looking like Arnold, and Terry Funk when he was "young and crazy", among others.

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  5. I saw this earlier today. I gotta say that is so cool. The kind of dumb thing I would buy in a pawn shop or something in a second.

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  6. Interesting that it used to be against the rules for the tag partner to break up a pin or submission attempt more than once.

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  7. Yep, and I do remember seeing matches that ended on a DQ for that reason. Not many, but enough.

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  8. That's actually a good rule and would seem to add intrigue. When do you use your "one break the pin". Bring it back, Hunter!

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  9. Stranger in the AlpsNovember 1, 2014 at 4:46 PM

    Man, I miss the days when a move like the DDT was a finisher and not a transition move. I also miss the piledriver. Greatest finisher ever.

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  10. There is no rule against "distraction by ghost" however.

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  11. Austin Powers = NWA champ. Since according to this list, the JUDO CHOP is legal.

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  12. Was the Rock the first one to have the DDT as a transition move? You can blame him.

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  13. WWE actually did bring it back for a time a few years back.

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  14. 12. If you're about to put your opponent in a finisher but their manager or second jumps up onto the apron, do not apply hold, but instead go jaw with the person on the apron, thus allowing yourself to get rolled up. (As seen in the Emma/Summer Superstars match this week and countless others.)

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  15. While Rock was the first to use the DDT as a transition, more blame should go to Raven and Tommy Dreamer in 1995/1996, when they both used it as a finish and would constantly kick out of it. Jake Roberts used it in the WWF from 1986 to 1992; ONE person kicked out of it on a televised event or PPV ,and that was Undertaker at Wrestlemania 8.

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  16. Very cool.


    I know Jim Ross harps on about it, but he's right, faces should not be using straight punches.

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  17. And even then, as discussed in an earlier thread, he actually didn't kick out of it. Jake just foolishly didn't go for the pin either time.

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  18. Ah, now I have memories of Jesse Ventura bitching at every single Hogan match, whenever he used closed fists.

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  19. Didn't see it as a child but Hulk Hogan was a cunt.

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  20. haha, check out the Hogan/Perfect match on the first SNME after WM 6. Jesse was going crazy about it!

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  21. Will do. I've been watching a youtube series called OSW Review which does video reviews of (mostly) Hogan-era PPVs. It's fascinating how Hogan undermines the babyfaces around him and generally acts like a hypocritical, entitled, sanctimonious prick at all times.

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  22. But, but but... What about those roguish, dare I say 'heelish' types that willfully ignore the rules of conduct on a regular basis?

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  23. Papa Smark just won the internet with that. Well played sir.

    Gotta show this to my 11 yr old who has just started watching Nitro with me.

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  24. Love OSReview. What about the rules!!! and Cunt Hogan.
    I like watching Survivor Series 87 when Hogan gets eliminated he picks up his belt and sulks back to the locker room.

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  25. These rules were obviously put in place after the "Judo Chop Chop" incident in Bedrock.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlx3ay8dELQ

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  26. I seem to remember Dustin Rhodes and Barry Windham using a DDT as a transition move in 91-92-93.

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  27. It's great. My memory of early 90s WWF is defined by whatever videos friends had, so it's been interesting to fill in the gaps and find out the backgrounds to feuds, etc.

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  28. Under those rules, the Ricky Steamboat vs Don Muraco/Mr Fuji feud would have cost a fortune in fines.

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  29. So, the "over the top rope = DQ" rule, was that a safety thing, or was that a "everyone in the fed is old and decrepit and can't take the bump" thing?

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  30. You are allowed to continue to wrestle your opponent until he is clearly entangled in the ropes.


    Not stretched out as far as possible to get a finger tip onto them.

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  31. Wow, "burly", "big", and "powerful", that's Flair all over.

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  32. The following wrestling holds are legal:

    1. ARM-bar.

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  33. By my count, Flair violated 9 of those 13 rules in nearly every match he's had.

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  34. That picture of Flair is not flattering at all, makes him look fat as hell.

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  35. You could be declared legally dead in Memphis after receiving a piledriver.

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  36. Is that the match with the Tombstone outside the ring where Jake's head misses the blue mat by about a foot? Kudos to Taker for protecting the guy but c'mon... seriously.

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  37. Can a hologram be a "foreign object"?

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  38. Adam "Colorado" CurryNovember 1, 2014 at 11:46 PM

    What about arm-BAR?

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  39. So, you're allowed to abuse an opponent if they win? Let's say a guy gets a desperation roll-up, it doesn't look like its illegal to beat the tar out of them.

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  40. Is their a rule against crying and begging?

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  41. Windham used an elevated ddt as a finisher. It definitely wasn't a transition move for him. Don't know about Dustin though.

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  42. Of course you are, as long as you don't mind possibly paying a fine. Hell, you can do it even if you win, just as long as you're okay with having the result changed and a fine.


    Oh, and the crowd might try to legitimately kill you if you're a heel doing that. If you're a face, a short suspension is probably the worst case scenario.

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  43. Waaaaait just a minute, now. Judo is about holds and throws. It doesn't have chops.


    HAS FLINSTONES AND AUSTIN POWERS BEEN LYING TO ME ALL THIS TIME?!

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  44. I get the feeling that was Jake's idea.

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  45. I mean...TECHNICALLY, it's not an "object" in the strictest sense. There's no actual, physical object there.

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  46. If that 50 dollar reward is true for fans throwing objects in the ring than i would have loved to be in attendance at Bash at the Beach '96. I would of left a millionaire!

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  47. My thoughts exactly. WCW 1996-97 could have made people VERY rich.

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  48. But it didn't mention that losers are fined, it only says winners are fined.

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