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CM Punk owns the internet while you sleep. Again.

http://www.prowrestling.net/article.php?Former-WWE-star-C.M.-Punk-returns-to-Art-of-Wrestling-podcast-says-Vince-McMahon-should-be-a-man-and-call-him-if-he-s-truly-sorry-for-the-wedding-day-firing-40003

Unfortunately, like most sequels, it pales to the original. Still some good stuff though.

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  1. So what he's saying is....BE A MAN?

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  2. I put up a brief recap on the other thread. I can copy it over here if anyone wants?

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  3. Punk says he has $20 million in the bank. If he has that much then Cena must have a giant swimming pool full of gold like Scrooge McDuck.

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  4. Punk said someone on Twitter will say it's a lot of money and he would love to work for Vince McMahon for $5,000. ""That's exactly who he wants to have work for him, so go f---ing work for him. I know what the f--- I'm worth. Know how I know what I'm worth? Because Wizard World was going to pay me twenty thousand f---ing dollars to sit in a chair for four hours."

    CMGI

    (CM Gets It)

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  5. In all fairness, Daniel Bryan needed the money more.

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  6. That might be my favorite quote of the interview. The other one is where he talks about being scheduled to go over the SHIELD in a handicap match. The agents kept telling him over and over to make sure he still made them look strong (especially Reigns). Punk says "the thing that would make them look really strong is if they went over since there were three of them."

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  7. The bit about calling the T-Rex faceturn in Jurassic Park was great.

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  8. Does this mean I'm never going to be able do download The Art of Wrestling again?

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  9. T-Rex has had more turns than the Big Show.

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  10. I haven't been able to download since the 1st Punk interview posted. I presume it's due to heavy traffic since other podcasts are loading. I read about some other folks having the same problem, but it isn't totally clear why.

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  11. God, Colt Cabana is annoying. A stuttering, giggling moron.

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  12. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 4, 2014 at 1:34 AM

    CM Punk needs to kick 'im in the butt and wash his mouth out with soap.

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  13. What CM Punk realize is that he was only worth that much when the WWE Machine was behind him.

    In three years time he'll end up starring in gay porn like Chyna.

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  14. God bless Punk; One of the downsides of Vince owning everything is 'the boys' forget that there's a whole 'nother Universe of wrestling out there. Punk's 'I'm an independant contractor so I'm going to walk' is a total throwback to the Bruiser Brody/ Stan Hansen/ Steve 'Dr Death' Williams/ Nash & Hall/ Rick Rude/ every guy who was happy to make their own path. Funny to juxtapose this versus Vince's comments about all those darn 'millenials' working for him - this is the *ahem* 'universe' you built Vince, it's too late to complain about it now-!

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  15. Colt doesn't want to spend too much on bandwidth...

    ...Jewish... yadda yadda...

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  16. And then at that point, sydh, your house started to shake, the heavens opened up and God Himself spoke to you and said: 'Bob...' 'But my name's syd--' 'IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOUR NAME IS!!!!'

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  17. T-Rex must have done the hologram run in.

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  18. Hey, Batista owns only ONE pair of skinny jeans!

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  19. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 4, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    People forget that you can still make fucking bank working in Japan too. There's a reason that AJ Styles can support himself on that and the indies. There's a whole wide wrestling world out there.

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  20. Did quite the fucking burial job on the raptors, but they weren't getting their heat back after jobbing to Lex and Tim anyway

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  21. It's a shame, because ultimately most of these guys give everything they have to stupid wrestling and don't have anything to fall back on, so you'd think they'd risk pissing a couple of people off for a chance at some kind of career immortality.

    It did work out for Punk, really. He was only a legit main eventer for about three years (I'm not counting the bleh years where he was World Heavyweight Champion, because who watched that?) but if he's permitted (which he would be in only a couple of years' time) he could return and be a top guy automatically, AND he apparently had $20 mil in the bank AFTER taxes.

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  22. But the World Wide Wrestling Federation is dead.

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  23. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 4, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    He could still work for the World Wildlife Fund.

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  24. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 4, 2014 at 2:08 AM

    Not anymore. He ripped them.

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  25. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieDecember 4, 2014 at 2:09 AM

    Downloaded it before iTunes crashed :D

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  26. In the celebrity world - which I, too, live in - we like to call Dave "D-Teest"... Batista's just a character he played before he got into what we call Real Showbiz.

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  27. It's on YouTube already.

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  28. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieDecember 4, 2014 at 2:10 AM

    Yeah I had to use youtube for part one :/

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  29. "I didn't know this podcast would be a big deal" -CM Punk



    Lol

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  30. Sometimes I think back to his ROH days where he was clearly WWE main event material but everyone thought they knew he wouldn't make it... and here we are, and not only did he do it, but he's saying that they suck in every aspect.

    Wrestling is such a small world.

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  31. Colt Cabana heel turn is imminent.

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  32. Reason #429 as to why Apple comtinues to be inferior to Google.

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  33. Just use download the YouTube link through FLVTO, that should solve your issues.

    But make sure you have Malwarebytes and Adblocker Plus turned on before you do so, just to be safe.

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  34. You can just back off Lex and Timmy right the hell now. They may have gotten their spot through the owner of the company but those two were a pair of bumping freaks. Going off cliffs, fences and trees, getting crushed by cars. Tim eats 10,000 volts and Lexy sells Jell-o AND the raptor threat like a goddamn world champ. Meanwhile Malcolm's kid chickens out of big spots but goes over the raptors anyway because nepotism & gymnastics.

    Let me tell you something. I saw Gymkata. Gymkata is a movie of mine. And Lost World, you're no Gymkata.

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  35. No, Serial owns the Internet. Sports entertainment always takes a back seat to culture.

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  36. TJ: Batista is in the new Bond film.

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  37. Just a pity that the Dilophosaurus got bogged down in a meaningless midcard feud with Nedry.

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  38. You promised Dr. Weinberg you'd never use that phrase.

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  39. kbwrestlingreviewsDecember 4, 2014 at 4:22 AM

    Pretty much this.

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  40. You have to remember too that punks standard of living is much lower than cenas. He lives simply in a Chicago loft apartment. Cena lives in a Florida mansion and buys range Rovers for nikki.

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  41. I would appreciate it

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  42. He's a TNAMecca guy.

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  43. TJ; Batista has no reason to ever return to wrestling.
    FTFY

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  44. AJ Styles? Not that there is anything wrong with that.

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  45. Check any wrestling related torrent site.

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  46. *cough Wrestling Desires cough*

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  47. Can we stop the "breaks the internet" trope? Were I in marketing, i'd shut down my site at any minor news moment to automatically give it the illusion of popularity.

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  48. He's being sarcastic. Cm puke could never crash a car let alone the Internet or iTunes

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  49. Punk giving specifics about his finances?

    Vintage Kevin Nash!

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  50. And I'm fine with that. I do like him, but I'm glad he's making it in Hollywood. Good for him.

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  51. Punk and Styles? Whatever floats your boat, I guess...

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  52. I put Sable, Chyna and Mick Foley in the same category. All 3 truly believed that they were above WWF/WWE, and could become super celebrities without that machine behind them... All 3 failed miserably.



    Foley's story about how he didn't want the WWF cameras on stage for his Katie Couric appearance because she liked HIM HIM HIM, and it was all about HIM, well that was.... Incredibly arrogant and even childish. I read that part 3 times just to make sure I read it right, and... yep.

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  53. So he was bitching that he was booked to WIN a 1 on 3 match? Wow. He really CAN'T ever be satisfied.

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  54. Good for him then. (And I mean that. I hope he ends up having a happy and wealthy life, I guess I'm just tired of him whining and trying to make us feel like he's a poor screwed victim).

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  55. OR, maybe he has some good logic in him. Winning 1-on-3 versus the HOTTEST act at the time is rather stupid, wouldn't you agree?

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  56. That sounds like a really dumb marketing idea because you can't count clicks when your site is down.

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  57. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©December 4, 2014 at 5:50 AM

    Eh, they're nice people.

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  58. Fun podcast. Not as earth-shattering as last week, clearly, but a few more instances of WWE's ineptitude and spitefulness. If there was any doubt Roman's their guy... sheesh, it's like all the old guys wanna shower with him.

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  59. You don't count the clicks, you put out a press release that interest was so HUGE that the site couldn't take it... Thus making a story out of a non story.

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  60. I don't necessarily see him "trying to make you feel like he's a poor screwed victim." He said he was beat up, he was tired, and he was dissatisfied with his job, so he wanted time off. They then proceeded to fire him on his wedding day. He's done with the legal stuff, so he wanted to tell his story (like everyone does when they leave). Yeah, there's some bitching involved, but everyone does that and he has cause for it.


    I say good for him. He made a shit ton of money, he's apparently not hooked on anything, and he has a wife and a life out of it. But he still has a right to air his grievances.

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  61. I wish Dougie would tweet him "U mad bro?". He doesnt seem very pleasant.

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  62. You make nothing from that. You'll get one big influx, people will realize it's bullshit and never come back. It sounds like silly horse dookie.

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  63. The point in such an instance isn't to make money (since, assumadly your story/news isn't that big to begin with), rather to stir interest in your brand with the theory that it was so big that servers couldn't handle the demand... Selling yourself as a bigger commodity than you are. It's about perception not reality.

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  64. No, Dougie does not.

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  65. Sort of when the WWE Network sign up site crashed on day 1, right?

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  66. “Small Time Website Announces It Has Server
    Issues, Steals Heart Of Nation”

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  67. That pretty much rules him out of a Mania match since the film is shooting til spring.

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  68. I think Meltzer mentioned The Rock signing up for a spring movie as well, putting him out.

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  69. Any publicity is good publicity. Except for bad publicity.

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  70. Yeah, it's like going to a store and saying, "STORE BROKEN INTO AND ROBBED BECAUSE THE PRICES ARE SO LOW!!!" and you stay closed because of this for some time......to get publicity.

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  71. ROH's iPPV's crashed every time because their servers couldn't handle it. It was not a good advertisement for iPPV's.

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  72. Like most promoters, as long as he stops booking himself to be champion, he could be pretty good.

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  73. ROH BREAKS THE INTERNET!


    Uh no, my perception is ROH didn't pay for enough fucking bandwidth. Maybe spend more than $8/month from GoDaddy, cheap shits.

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  74. Is this store in Ferguson, Missouri? (too soon?)

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  75. NXT never featured Dixie Carter as the most important person on the show. NXT wins.

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  76. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonDecember 4, 2014 at 6:35 AM

    "-'You're all going to hate this episode,' Punk said early in the conversation. Cabana agreed and referred to it as a cool down show and said it would be more laid back like his typical podcasts."


    Upon reading this I knew it wouldn't be anywhere as good as the first one.

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  77. HowmuchdoesthisguyweighDecember 4, 2014 at 6:42 AM

    Damn. That's true. Was hoping for Dave to come back. I wonder if he is like rock and feels some loyalty to wwe. I could be wrong but batista doesn't strike me as the kind of guy who would come back to do them a solid. His last run was a total bust until about 2 weeks before mania. Then he got rolling. As good as the evolution vs shield matches were, we probably only needed one of them. Batista should have faced Bryan at extreme rules.

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  78. I agree. I am very happy that wrestlers like Rock, Batista, Jericho, Nash, Austin, Michaels, etc. have found lives after wrestling and won't be hustling at indie shows for $50 a night before dropping dead of an overdose before they turn 50... like most of the stars of the 70s and 80s.

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  79. If he really does have 20 million in the bank, we can add the Petulant Child to that list too.

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  80. If were Batista, I would never got involved with WWE again. His last run should of been a victory farewell lap, and they botched it completely and made him look like a chump.

    Lots of money was left on the table.

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  81. MikeyMike, WitnessDecember 4, 2014 at 6:49 AM

    Listened to it this morning and thought they'd answer more reader questions.

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  82. Well, it depends on how much he splurges on Pepsi over the next 20 years. At least it's cheaper that cocaine and somas.

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  83. Well they are both BIG... you have to see T-Rex in person to realize how BIG it is!

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  84. CruelConnectionNumber2December 4, 2014 at 7:07 AM

    Heard Punk got served some papers and was in "chill out" mode for this show. Giving it a listen now on the way to work.

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  85. I hope someone transcribes this shoot like the last one. Colt Cabana talking is something I prefer to avoid.

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  86. Cesaro should just do the Statler and Waldorf routine he does on the JBL Show. (WWE on YouTube and NXT > Raw and Smackdown)

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  87. If the other comments are to be believed, to be fair I think the wellness policy can be to blame too.

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  88. ...with a tear in his eye.

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  89. How about the 20th when Bruno sang the hits of Sinatra?

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  90. Didn't Graham have a picture of this night with him and Hogan, and Hogan signed it saying "You and I know the real reason why!" (supposedly referring to steroids) Or am I imagining this turning up in some magazine?

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  91. re #2....yes, it was the intro to that song looped over and over so as not to get to the lyrics. Steve Austin used it in ECW in 1995 too. Obviously the Network or whoever dubbed it over.

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  92. No full episodes besides this? I wonder if MTV has partial rights to the first show. I'd assume music issues plagued other installments as well.

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  93. Wow that's ALOT more $ than I had thought he had. I was thinking more 8-10 mil

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  94. If it didn't matter he wouldn't mention it.

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  95. Batista wants to do another run but I think he wants more creative input. Cant say I blame him....

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  96. Biff Kensington IIIDecember 4, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    If I were a chick, I'd have your babies.

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  97. The best thing to come out of part 2 is punk casually saying he'd wrestle the young bucks in pwg. I tweeted him about it and he responded and my timeline has been blowing up since.

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  98. He owned a pretty shitty gimmick though. The Mizdow of dinos

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  99. Lol (see what I did there?)

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  100. One of the Slammy videos uploaded is just the full episode of "WWF Mania" from December 31, 1994.

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  101. Punk is writing for Marvel and has plenty of money. He'll be fine.

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  102. C'mon, Punk isn't anywhere near that group. Besides, Sable's doing quite well for herself as a housewife.


    Foley, on the other hand, is just sad. Once a carny, always a carny. At least Punk has slept with the Divas rather than just letching over them.

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  103. Serial is awesome. That's really all I have to add.

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  104. Or if they wanted Reigns to look strong, have him beat a former champ.

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  105. It's called logic, it's what's for dinner.

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  106. If this leads to a new career in rap for Punk, all these pissy moany podcasts will have been worth it.

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  107. Neat. They talked about my question regarding why the Shield were always wet coming out of Gorilla!

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  108. Let the church say amen

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  109. Heenan was a drunk.

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  110. Shortly afterwards, I had my face shoved in a large woman's ass.

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  111. Makes me wonder why the hell is Rude not in the Hall of Fame??? Seriously, no Rude, no Macho, no Bundy? Weird?

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  112. Agreed. However, for the time being I'm fine with all of my WWE-alternative eggs being in the Lucha Underground basket.

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  113. Whilst obviously not as revealing as the first podcast, I actually preferred this one as it seemed like two buddies chilling out having a retrospective, I think we got to learn and observe Punk's real life persona in this one a lot more because he was relaxed, which too me is always much cooler than the clichéd 'bitter wrestler' shooting on the WWE. I'd actually dig a regular Punk podcast where he just discusses past funny stories (both wrestling/non wrestling) and discusses his general interests/life.

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  114. Listen to the Nerdist podcast from this year's San Diego Comic Con. Mile 18 is hilarious. (podcastone.com/nerdist)

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  115. Rollins mentioned on Jericho's podcast that it was to control their hair. Wet = more easily controlled and less likely frizz out.


    Although in Rollins' case his hair goes nuts at the end of matches anyways.

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  116. "I WENT TO THE TOP OF THE MOUNTAIN TO CONSULT THE ANCESTRAL WARRIORS TO LEARN THE SECRETS OF HUMAN PERCEPTION. THE GODS DECIDED THAT THE MOUNTAINS WERE NOT DRAMATIC ENOUGH IN THEIR PERMANENCE OF FORM TO ADEQUATELY MATERIALIZE THE ESSENCE OF BEING.THIS INABILITY OF COHERENCE COUPLED WITH THE CRIPPLING DOMINANCE OF TIME AND SPACE HAVE MANIFESTED THROUGHOUT THE EONS..."

    *Hogan's fingers give out from exhaustion*

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  117. They did a "Mannequin is the tape from The Ring" joke on Family Guy some time back. He's just ripping that.
    And I still want a retraction for that Villains United review, Jesse Baker.

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  118. I'm watching it now. Holy crap is this hard to sit through.

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  119. CruelConnectionNumber2December 4, 2014 at 2:29 PM

    Strike Force "sings" the part of the Rougeau Brothers on-stage (using the Rougeaus audio) during the last song. Where were they?

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