Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BoD Evening Thread

On tap for tonight:



Smackdown airs live tonight on USA at 8pm EST with a main event of Dean Ambrose vs. Bray Wyatt and the in-ring return of Roman Reigns. And don't forget that Main Event airs at 7pm EST on the Network with Erick Rowan vs. Kane and Naomi as a guest of Miz TV.



In the NBA there are six games on the schedule tonight. At 8pm EST on ESPN the Golden State Warriors take on the Memphis Grizzlies. At 10:30pm EST on ESPN the Oklahoma City Thunder take on the Sacramento Kings.



The NHL has 11 games tonight. At 8pm EST on the NHL Network the Los Angeles Kings take on the St. Louis Blues.



College Basketball is also on several channels tonight although there are no marquee games on the schedule.



And as usual, talk about anything else going on tonight.

728 comments:

  1. After the ending to the PPV I am not all that shocked.

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  2. Considering Ziggler's love of porn, that would work perfectly.


    Which reminds me...if this were the Attitude era, particularly the Russo days, how likely do you think a Ziggler cameo in a Brazzers video would be? Obviously he would bang anybody but he'd probably appear during the talking portion in the beginning.

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  3. It's really weird... my 12 year old nephew who was about as big of Cena fan as there could be and a 30 year old friend who was just a casual viewer in the Attitude Era have both said the same thing to me recently: There's just too much talking.

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  4. New Day gimmick is semi over in Grand Rapids. Very semi.

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  5. New Day is gonna eventually become The Nation, right? I can just see one segment where Big E is like "Wait a sec...what the fuck are we doing?"

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  6. Lower level of Van Andel mostly full. Nobody in upper level.

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  7. You know they're going to blame Rollins, since the whole show was focused on him. Their warped logic will also tell them that Ambrose is no draw because the fans didn't wait to see if he'd be there; and that they need to pull the belt off Lesnar at the Rumble because he's no longer a draw.

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  8. They talked a lot during the Attitude Era... but the show wasn't three hours back then

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  9. That would be my hope, too. I also think, though, if the gimmick as it is starts getting over in ANY way, they'll stick with it.

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  10. I'm just telling you the simplistic views of fans who don't tend to overthink things like we do.

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  11. Missed TLC to hang
    out with a friend from college I haven't seen for years, missed Raw to
    watch the Saints with my Bears fan friend...looks like I missed
    precisely fark all, lol.

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  12. Oh I know. But I think the talking is magnified because there is less action spread over three hours.

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  13. The talking is a big problem. I decided to watch RAW for the first time in months the night after Survivor Series. I tune in and the show starts with the Authority delivering a 10 minute promo. Wasn't bad. It did it's job. Then Bryan came out and the poor guy was given an awful promo that lasted about 25. It was a brutal segment that killed my interest in the show right off. And then I found out Sting didn't even show up so I stopped watching.

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  14. But did WWE come up with all of those or did the wrestlers? Austin, Bret, and Shawn all used those nicknames themselves. I always felt like they coined them. At the very least, they 'owned' them.

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  15. THE MAN THEY CALL VADER*

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  16. This was the height of the Monday Night Wars to me. Both companies emptying both barrels which did more long-term bad than good, but whatever. I was entertained.

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  17. I should be happy I'm going to be able to see Peja's jersey retirement in person, but after the last couple of days, I could give two shits.


    But Hobbit after though!

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  18. Maybe I'll watch an old SNME tonight. Any recommendations? Nothing from the new version of the show.

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  19. Kidd and Cesaro make a decent team, all things considered.

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  20. And the fact that the talking tends to be a lot less interesting today than it was in the Attitude Era. 20 minute promos could work in the Attitude Era because you had Rock, Austin, Jericho, Vince, Hunter, and Angle in their primes delivering them.

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  21. Something I AM legitimately excited about tonight, though - "Black Mirror" Christmas special!

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  22. http://deadspin.com/saints-fan-arrested-after-allegedly-shoving-bears-chair-1671930002/all



    1: BAD SAINTS FAN! Still nothing compared to the crap from the 2006 NFC title game, but shitty behavior is shitty.
    2: The defense jokes in the comments are lovely.

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  23. Booger Red totally sounded like something a guy like JR would call someone.

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  24. Good evening

    Movies watched today

    Rock of ages- 5/10
    License to kill- 8/10

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  25. Great point. No way a Roman Reigns promo is in their league.

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  26. Bad year for idiots in our fanbase going national, first the dickhead stealing the ball and now that asshole. But yeah, nothing's beating the jerkoff who brought the FINISHING WHAT KATRINA STARTED sign to the NFC title game in '06.

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  27. Is it me or did the Usos really have a problem with Sandow getting all the heat? Miz telling him to stop almost looked like a shoot.

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  28. I've got nothing big going on tonight. Maybe I'll write up a LIVE! Smackdown review.

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  29. While it's a fairly nebulous title, a CBO traditionally has nothing to do with things like that. Maybe the "WWE's version of a demolition derby" thing, but not THE VIGILANTE STING.

    And really, things aren't worse now than they have been for years.

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  30. dude really wants to implement the 4 on 5 huh?

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  31. Wow... actually a decent tag match. Crowd in GR now much more into the New Day.

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  32. Makes one yearn for the halcyon days of the "homicidal, genocidal, suicidal SABU!" in ECW. Now there was a place where nicknames formed pretty organically.

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  33. What is the buzz amongst the crowd? Lots of energy? Everyone ready to have a good time? Lots of Ambrose supporters?

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  34. "I remember the Rock just deciding he was the fucking People's Champ."

    Guys aren't allowed to choose their nicknames anymore. If creative says you're THE LUNATIC FRINGE, DEAN AMBROSE, it doesn't matter that that's not what the Lunatic Fringe means. That's who you are to the extent that you start to expect seeing it on your entrance chyron.

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  35. Didn't you quit everything to do with wrestling and the blog about an hour ago?

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  36. Those 1.2 and 1.1 ratings in the key demos are alarming. That drops them to 4th for the night behind football, SportsCenter and "Love and Hip Hop" on VH1. It barely put them ahead of American Dad and Family Guy reruns! They were solidly in 2nd place for overall viewers, but it's the demo ratings that are more important for the networks for selling ad time.

    This is not the WWE the USA paid $200+ million for 6 months ago. WWE's going to play the "it's NFL season" card, but we are 4-6 weeks away from this becoming a huge deal if they can't stop the free falll soon.

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  37. sorry but HHH is a bad example seeing as his entrance song is just saying he is the Game over and over again.

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  38. Because of scum of the earth Sheamus defenders like you! The man runs a phone hotline 1-800-FELLA and yet you defend him as if that's okay!

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  39. If it uses his image, likeness or name, he gets a cut. The cut doesn't fluctuate based on "how much" it uses those things. I've never heard of a contract that allows that kind of payout variance and Sting wouldn't be dumb enough to sign one that did.

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  40. Yeah. Those Sheamus supporters were realy getting to me, but I took a long deep breath. Washed my face. Just needed a moment to breath. Sometimes it's ike the walls are closing in around here. It can get crazy. Just need a solid 5 minutes to yourself and your thoughts.

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  41. It's not ok.

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  42. The illogical storylines are also killing the product. There is nothing to get invested in right now.

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  43. That actually got a laugh out of me

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  44. That came 2 years after his nickname "The Game" was more organically introduced.

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  45. He started using that song long after the nickname had stuck.

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  46. was Wwe Fan Nation any better

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  47. License to Kill is pretty fun. Both Bond girls are really hot, but Carey Lowell isn't as obvious as Talisa Soto.

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  48. The problem with the "architect of the Shield" is that there were zero hints dropped that Rollins was the brains of the operation. If anything, the implication was that Reigns was the muscle, Rollins was the suicidal daredevil and Ambrose was the mad genius who made the group work.

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  49. I really enjoy that fact that this movie's villain isn't trying to conquer the world, he's just a drug dealer.

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  50. WARNING POLITICAL SCREED BELOW


    It's like what the Republicans do, if they keep repeating something long enough, you can start using yourself as a reference because you don't have facts or data or science on your side. They create this swirling abyss of idiocy that's this self-sustaining mass of bullshit that can't be stopped.


    POLITICAL SCREED OVER


    It's like A Clockwork Orange, they associate their product with their terminology until your brain stops working and you just accept what they're spewing.


    It's storytelling at it's most obvious, they're telling you their character traits over and over again instead of showing you them. That's not to say that you should only rely on what is shown you (i.e. Promos/Wrestling), announcing can help exposit a wrestlers motivations, but good announcing doesn't just have a script of talking points they hammer over and over again, but actually watches the product, notices what's happening, and offers a perspective on what that shit actually means.


    For example. let's look at Seth Rollins and his characterization of being a tricky, clever tactician dude. Michael Cole just yells "ARCHITECT!" over and over, and uses trite truisms about wrestling to justify it. Good announcing would point to his performance at Survivor Series of never, ever letting an opportunity slip him by (like his springboard knee to eliminate Ryback? I think) and always pressing his advantage. Most of the wrestlers do some good work, don't cover it up with your inane bullshit. It's like taking a good steak and covering it in ketchup, or something.


    The best advice I ever got from my acting teacher (dude was in Lethal Weapon, so he knows what he's talking about) is that it's really much more about reacting and paying attention to what other people are doing than doing your own shit and not caring about anybody else.

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  51. Looks like they want to duplicate the '91 Nuggets.

    FUCK YEAH, WE'RE GONNA SCORE 120 POINTS A GAME! yeah yeah yeah, we're gonna give up like 130 BUT LOOK AT THE POINTS!

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  52. WWE sucks. If one guy flubs it in a promo, then that's on him, but nearly once a show, you get someone dropping a "WW UNIVERSE."

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  53. It's more well done than the last time the main villain was a drug deal (Live and Let Die)

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  54. Guilty pleasure favorite of mine. I consider it the true end of the series.

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  55. Dalton brings that killer instict that Connery had in the first couple of films.

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  56. I think you're part of the lunatic fringe, but yeah, it's like calling nicknaming somebody the Moderate Portion, just terrible.


    Even the Lunatic, or the Radical is better. There's so many words for crazy, use one.

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  57. Shouldn't be ashamed, is one of the top 5 Bond films. But think it about it, that movie could've worked as Bond's final run.

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  58. You can't deny, though, that 99% of the time, the Cerebral Assassin's master plan was either:

    A. Hit guy with sledgehammer
    B. Hit guy with sledgehammer when he isn't looking

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  59. Slow day for the blog

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  60. Sheamus is this generation's Shawn michaels.

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  61. That was always a fun one to say, too.

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  62. He could become that. You never know.

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  63. You never know indeed!

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  64. More of Paige in that outfit, please

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  65. January to April always is up because of Mania season. It's May onward that is when RAW will be in extra trouble.

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  66. I thought he was the Cerebral assassin while using the My Time theme song. Then switched both the nickname and theme around the same time.

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  67. Where is Paige? Injured? Suspended? Pregnant?

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  68. I liked dalton. He was the first bond I watched.

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  69. Yep. I think the current product is driving people away.

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  70. Actually, I could totally see people in the Deep South calling a tall red-haired dude Big Red as a nickname.

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  71. Branding can be a really good thing, especially when a product is tied to an idea. It's an easy way to sell something. The WWE just takes it to the ludicrous extreme. Everything is branded and forced down our throats.

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  72. Why can't he be The Anarchist Dean Ambrose. His logo is a re-purposed Anarchy symbol

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  73. It's the last one that feels like "classic Bond". After that they changed directors, much of the production team, even the music. "GoldenEye" is as much of a reboot as "Casino Royale" is.

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  74. Emma would be better without the outfits inspired by the intro the In Living Color.

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  75. Lowell and D'Abo from Living Daylights are my two all-time favorites.


    Reading Dalton's Wiki, it's funny to see that The Living Daylights apparently beat Die Hard AND Lethal Weapon in box office.


    (And upon some research, Wiki got another one wrong. Lethal Weapon beat Daylights by $14 million (65.2 to 51.2), and Die Hard, which didn't even come out until the next year, beat Daylights by $30 million (81.4-51.2). But I guess international might have made up those differences...)

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  76. It's only going to get worse when they start pushing Sheamus of all people. Sickening.

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  77. I saw a guy get hit by a van today. He wasn't too seriously hurt but it was still pretty fucked up.

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  78. He became the Game in mid/late 99 after his sit down interview with JR. When he had "My Time" as his theme. He was The Game for a while before actually changing his song to Motorhead's. I can't pinpoint exactly when he became the Cerebral Assassin.

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  79. "Taking a good steak and covering it in ketchup" pretty much describes the WWE perfectly right about now (funk soul brother).

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  80. That's pretty fucking good. It fits Ambrose better (as a guy who wants to raise hell) than the Lunatic Fringe (He's no longer part of a group, so what is he the Fringe too?) which is just the worst nickname in the world.


    Plus there's some rhythm to it. An-ar-chist Dean Am-brose, that's three iambs.

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  81. It's Completely Believable Heel Titus O'Neil!

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  82. "Here comes the unstoppable monster, Voluminous Van Vader!"

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  83. Okay, now to job Rowan to Kane to show everyone that 40+ is where the action is!

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  84. When have the Usos even got heat

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  85. The Lunatic Fringe is the fucking worst thing in the world.


    I don't hate the Architect, because it's evocative (gets across that's he's calculating, and is pretty much always applied to evil historical fuckers: Adolf Eichmann, Karl Rove) and it's different than the normal corny shit. I could see the Architect being applied to a 'real' athlete, y'know?

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  86. Kane forgot to shave the Road to Hell tonight.

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  87. Watching Rand University, has there EVER been a show with that's batted 1.000 the way 30 For 30 has?

    Seriously, zero episodes have disappointed.

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  88. I cant imagine that he survives the next round of roster cuts.

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  89. Bummed myself out even further when I realized that ZIggler is the long term, full time top heel they so desperately need right now and he's RIGHT THERE. He does fine as a face, but when pickings are as slim as they are let a mothafucka play to his strengths.

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  90. The obsession with nicknames, to a certain extent, makes sense. As with literature, when you're writing a paragraph or several paragraphs where you are going to need to refer to someone by name, to repeatedly say "Ambrose" or "Reigns" gets tiresome, for both the auteur and the audience (though this is more of an issue for the audience with text than audio).

    So I get wanting to be able to call a guy something besides "Roman" or "Reigns" during a 15 minute match. The nicknames DO need to roll off the tongue naturally, though. Also, if you say "THE BIG DOG, ROMAN REIGNS" every time you have to mention him by name, then it defeats the purpose. JR didn't always call him "STONE COLD STEVE AUSTIN" for a reason.

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  91. Really cannot believe that dude is serious. He is the very definition of money mark.

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  92. i guess it's easier to understand. I remember when Bodacious Bart and Bombastic Bob came out as the new midnight express, I had to look up in a dictionary what those nicknames meant.

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  93. Well, not much for entertainment in GR, so we take what we can get. :)

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  94. It would be an NXT guy. "The Lethal Weapon" Danny Gibson.

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  95. Last Week Tonight with John Oliver has been $$$ so far.

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  96. Just watched that one the other night. Very good. The one on Miami the other night was great too.

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  97. I was riding with a friend at school when another friend stood in the crosswalk to make us have to stop. Of course the breaks went out and he rolled over the hood of the car. I thought the whole thing was hilarious and got out of the car laughing.

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  98. Sadly a lot of Cena supporters in my section...

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  99. Ooh, a Master's from Florida. Almost 40% of graduates get to work the grill instead of the counter!

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  100. Monday/Tuesday is always busy for me, I'll fill these threads up with inanity post-haste.

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  101. Titus is fucking hilarious

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  102. He does a shitload of personal/charity appearances for them. That should keep him safe if nothing else.

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  103. and then on the other end is NXT:


    Sasha Banks--The Boss. That shit works!
    Adrian Neville: The Man Gravity Forgot--doesn't roll off the tongue, but attention-getting and accurate

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  104. Thats completely true. I was just painting a picture.

    I have no real clue how that works.

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  105. touché but they still looked pissed.

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  106. It's also what Vince apparently does to his food, so maybe the current product shouldn't surprise us.

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  107. Someone said here that if Titus was 10 years younger they would probably push him.

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  108. I wonder if they try to keep guys employed for a certain amount of time to let them save up some money? There have been guys you know they had use for two years before letting them go.

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  109. Is Smackdown 2 or 3 hours tonight?

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  110. The U part 2 sucked.

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  111. The thing with Roman Reigns or Dean Ambrose is that there are so many nicknames to go with Roman, Reigns or Dean. If Reigns even says something like, "The Roman Empire will always Reign in the WWE," it is better than the juggernaut,

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  112. "Spread some mayo on that caviar, Linda - tonight I'm livin' large!"

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  113. "Monday's episode of WWE RAW, with Brock Lesnar and the fallout from TLC, drew 3.521 million viewers, down from last week's 3.706 million viewers."


    Yeeeeeeeesh.

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  114. Whaaaa? I thought it was good. My favorite part was them covering Ohio State beating Miami.

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  115. Roman Reigns is the coolest fucking name in the universe. You don't need to do much him that, Wu Wei, as they say.

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  116. Just as I had hoped

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  117. I assume tonight is the blow off for Dean/Bray. I wonder if they get a clean finish or if it involves some screwiness.

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  118. Roman reigns, yes he does. Whether you want him to or not.

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  119. Yup -- as discussed below, it's the lowest viewership for RAW since Christmas Eve 2012

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  120. I just puked a little.

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  121. 3.385 million in the final hour is brutal

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  122. my bad, all that time period blurs together for me due to smoking too much pot

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  123. That's Sam Sung! What the hell is he doing here?!?

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  124. I guess it was too "markish" for me. Like a 12 year old fan made it. There was a lot of stuff that went on that they just glossed over just so they could talk about how great they were.
    I thought the first one did a better job of hitting those things head-on

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  125. Sad because the cage match was excellent.

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  126. About 10 years ago I was at a free party in a forest when a guy who was notorious for being a bit of a character climbed up a tree that was about 40 feet tall. The branches snapped and he came plummeting down to earth. I laughed because I thought he was doing it as a joke, then I noticed he'd landed on the corner of the speaker stack and broken his back. The night came to kind of an abrubt end at that point.

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  127. I'm a little surprised they looked over Roman Empire.

    But yes, the name Roman Regins sounds like a fucking superhero. And I don't mean the guy who turns into one. I mean it sounds like the superhero alter ego of a dude who could be named Joe A'noai.

    Dressing it up with THE BIG DOG is damaging it.

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  128. Its everything before that. That show was crap besides the main event and the Reigns/Show segment.

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  129. and then what? May as well let it continue, they got nothing better to do

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  130. Instead of wasting time watching Smackdown, watch this:

    http://grantland.com/hollywood-prospectus/b-s-report-larry-david-on-the-future-of-curb-your-enthusiasm-and-the-seinfeld-finale/

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  131. I stopped watching after the Mizdow match. Sandow is the best thing going.

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  132. This is seriously building up to a feud between Ambrose and the GM Laptop. The Laptop has wrangled in all his pals to screw Dean.

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  133. He kinda got hosed. His first film they decided to be more serious, pull back from the over-the-top excesses of "A View to A Kill"; and they only gave him one Bond Girl because promiscuity was frowned on at the time. Then his follow-up movie got lost during a super busy summer season (Batman, Karate Kid III, Lethal Weapon 2, Weekend At Bernie's, When Harry Met Sally).

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  134. Luckily I started watching last night at around 10 so I only caught the last hour.


    I wonder if Vince is backstage tonight throwing a fit and trying to figure out why people don't like to watch WWE anymore.

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  135. Titus is either really good or genuinely angry. Wow.

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  136. C'mon man, leave the politics somewhere else. I read the blog to escape that shit. If I wanted to read unsolicited political opinions, I'd log onto Facebook.

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  137. Motherfucking this. Makes his stupidity post-breakup all the more of a wallbanger.

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  138. I understand. I'm just saying that I've never heard of any sort of likeness licensing agreement that scales payout that way and a guy who is as fiercely protective of his likeness as Sting wouldn't agree to that anyway.

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  139. They've jobbed Rowan to a two 40 year olds over the last 3 days. Jeebus...

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  140. Sting is the dumbest man in wrestling.

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  141. But not in business!

    Remember he started dressing as Real Estate Steve? He gets it.

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  142. They're telling stories.

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  143. Seriously?

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  144. I thought that I wouldn't be here for a third night in a row, but my fiancee is busy, I've worked pretty hard today, and I'm "treating" myself to more sports entertainment here. It's probably a mistake, but I don't think there's anything else on anyway.

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  145. Yeeesh is right...the MNF game was dogshit and there wasn't any college basketball to speak of.

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  146. I secretly hope "the Big Dog" Roman Reigns owns a pomeranien or a chihuahua and dresses them in adorable sweaters.

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  147. I keep seeing people talking about "blowing off" Ambrose/Rollins.

    You guys know they already blew that off, yeah? That Hell in a Cell was the blowoff?

    I mean, they will feud again at some point down the line, but that program is over, done and concluded in the creative team's eyes.

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  148. is that his new nickname?

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  149. Yeah, did you see it.

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  150. Why do we put ourselves through this?

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  151. I am just through with Kane & Big Show. I am completely exasperated with both of them and I just can't watch either anymore. My doctor says if I watch one more Big Show match or even hear a mention of frying pan sized hands my brain may explode.

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  152. Not if you followed NXT.


    Seth was champion, and recruited newcomer Roman and old time rival Ambrose to be his muscle. So, technically Seth was the center of it from the beginning.


    Also remember Seth's gambit to leave the group because the infighting got too bad for him? That foreshadowed that he was the glue that kept the group together, which is backed up by Ambrose and Reigns splitting up when Rollins turned on them.


    Also, I think a good deal of the nickname is just Seth being an egomaniacal douche and Roman and Ambrose being too disinterested/crazy to refute that claim.

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  153. Wrestling fans are stupid.

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  154. Not a huge fan of Rowan, so I won't complain too much. But losing to the Big Show twice is pretty bad. I'm guessing they think they need to keep Big Show strong until he loses to Reigns.

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  155. Agree. They also fucked that whole feud up to an unbelievable degree too. If they hadn't, both of them would be a lot more over now.

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  156. Nope, I went to sleep. I was expecting a clusterfuck like the tables match.

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  157. We're fools. It's better than nothing.

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  158. I had it about that as well, maybe a tad higher.

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  159. Back then the talk felt like part of the story. There was usually some kind of angle involved. It was also a change from the norm of just matches.

    Today it doesn't advance the story, it just sets up the main event, maybe a few more matches. If you just tune in to watch the main event you'll see the result of what the 10-20 minutes set up. And it happens every week.

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  160. I forgot Raw came on at 8 for some reason. Switched over at 9. The show was still terrible.

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  161. I warned people the last time, I'll try to do so again in the future.


    That said, Adolf Eichmann? Bad dude.

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  162. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 16, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    When you getting hitched?

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  163. I watched my best friend get completely run over by her supposed best friend and came within 6" of getting hit myself after an argument between them that lead to a full-on fight. She ended up dying in surgery 3 hours later. It was the single worst night of my life and will be for the foreseeable future.

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  164. If Rollins had successfully cashed in on Lesnar, imagine HIAC with Rollins v Ambrose for the title and Rollins v Cena at TLC for the title. That would have been much better than the original intentions of those matches. If Wyatt had cost Ambrose the title, that would have made for a little better original reasoning for their feud

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  165. Asking people to sit through eight hours of product, nine counting Main Event, in three days...Especially with this product, is asking a bit much.

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  166. For the love of god, give him a mask.

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  167. Ouch. Just ouch. When will they notice and start to make changes for the better? When ratings go under 3?

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  168. Probably. The Bond films were all usually huge overseas. "The Living Daylights" was a big hit worldwide.

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  169. Stranger in the AlpsDecember 16, 2014 at 6:02 PM

    I love double double E.

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  170. I personally dig the long row of nicknames. It makes the wrestlers seem like...legendary heroes, guys who stepped out of some fabled time of yore to whoop ass.

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  171. We sure are.

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  172. Damn.

    Condolences.

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  173. I'm so pissed. Someone here helped me with a link for a great $199 laptop that I was going to get my mother for Xmas. I didn't have the money at the time so I saved the link for a later day. Today, I go to buy it and it's sold out. :(

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  174. Most obvious squash in quite a while

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  175. Speak for yourself. I'm smrt

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  176. Were you short 9.99?

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  177. Damn that sucks. I saw a $199 laptop too I was considering. Was it an HP stream or something along those lines?

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  178. They seriously need to change his pants

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  179. The one someone found for me on here was this one: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-15-6-laptop-intel-celeron-4gb-memory-500gb-hard-drive-black/9925782.p?id=1219450407604&skuId=9925782


    I saw the Stream and that's $199, but it comes in weird colors only.

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  180. This is my first SmackDown in ages. I should have picked up some liquor.

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  181. More than that at the time.

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  182. I don't have a problem with Roman.


    He should not be working the arm.

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  183. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 16, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Oh man, I can't wait to see what happens on the wacky world of Smackdown.

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  184. Yeah, but he got 13 titles out of it so it's not like it didn't work.


    I mean, the smartest engineers create the simplest solutions.

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  185. The ratings have been under 3 for a good while. The viewership going under would be the breaking point.

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  186. This interview with Larry David with Bill Simmons is awesome.

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  187. Anyone have a stream that's not first row? Sportlemon and Smackyourtv seem to be down for good

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  188. Roman Reigns chant!

    Vince is getting wood.

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  189. I always thought his psychology was on point. He's not a guy with exceptional strength, agility or technical ability, he's a brutal brawler who exploits his enemies weaknesses or sets up matches that he has no chance of losing. He's macro-smart, not micro-smart.


    Though his nutshot counter to HBK's Sweet Chin Music is my favorite counter EVER!

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  190. MikeyMike, JuggernautDecember 16, 2014 at 6:06 PM

    Smackdown is always a fun show for me because there's always booze involved. This is weird watching it stone cold sober.

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