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Smackdown - December 5, 2014

Smackdown
Date: December 5, 2014
Location: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Commentators: Tom Phillips, John Bradshaw Layfield, Michael Cole

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

We're getting close to TLC and we have most of the card set already. Naturally most of it is just pairings from the Survivor Series main event split off into singles matches with gimmicks attached. The violence and carnage at the pay per view is usually enough to carry it over the weak stories so hopefully it works again this year. Let's get to it.


Recap of the main story from Raw with Cena vs. Rollins in a tables match being set for TLC and all the brawling between the Survivor Series teams.

Intercontinental Title: Dolph Ziggler vs. Luke Harper

Harper is defending of course. The champ sends him into the corner to start but Dolph hammers away with shots to the jaw. That's fine with Luke as he picks Dolph up and drives him into the corner again. Ziggler tries the same sunset flip that pinned Luke on Monday but only gets two and a boot on his throat for his efforts. A quick neckbreaker gets two for Ziggler but Harper blocks the running DDT and just drills him with an elbow to the face.

Harper doesn't want his leg to feel left out so he nails a big boot to send Ziggler to the floor and us to a break. Back with Ziggler fighting out of a chinlock and sending Luke shoulder first into the post. Harper counters another neckbreaker but misses the big boot and eats the running DDT for two more.

Now it's Dolph missing a kick of his own and walking into a superkick from the champ. The Fameasser gets two more as the trading continues. Ziggler gets two each off a high cross body, sunset flip out of a powerbomb and superkick as frustration is setting in. Harper has had enough though and kicks Dolph low for the DQ at 10:10.

Rating: C+. I still like their matches as they're playing the power vs. speed dynamic very well, but they're starting to do the same match over and over again. On top of that, it's hard to believe that the title is going to change hands before TLC, which makes the near falls a bit harder to get behind. Still entertaining though.

Post match Harper pulls in a ladder and loads up a powerbomb, but you can't powerbomb Kidman. In this case you can't powerbomb Ziggler either as he faceplants Luke into the ladder. Harper rolls outside so Dolph pelts the ladder at his head in a big crash. Santino comes out and makes the obvious ladder match at TLC because the power makes him feel like Oprah.

Here's what's left of the Authority, complete with Big Show, with something to say. Rollins says he hates Christmas but can't wait for the annual demolition derby known as TLC. In nine days, he gets to face your hero John Cena in a tables match with Cena's future title shot on the line.

Rollins is excited by taking away the only thing Cena cares about, because he doesn't have to make Cena tap out or pin him, even though he could (Sheamus used nearly the exact same line in 2009). All he has to do is drive Cena through a table, but more than just a table is going to be broken. Rollins is going to have tables everywhere and Cena is going to get beaten up, plus a lot of splinters. Uh....right Seth.

Anyway, Big Show says he's been here for a long time and had all kinds of matches. However, this is going to be his first steel stairs match. He heads outside and bangs the steps into the post a few times and promises to do much worse to Rowan. Kane wants to talk about his chairs match with Ryback, where Ryback will be fed chair after chair after chair. Cue Santino to make our tag match main event: Rollins/Big Show vs. Ryback/Rowan.

We recap the Miz/Naomi/Jimmy Uso stuff from Monday. Miz apologized to Jimmy on Main Event and asked if Jimmy was mad that Miz could do more for Naomi's career than Jimmy ever could.

Cesaro/Tyson Kidd vs. New Day

Woods/Kingston here. Woods tags out less than five seconds in so Kofi can sunset flip Cesaro for two. Cesaro drives Kofi into the corner so Kidd can hammer him down. Kingston easily fights out of a chinlock and cleans house, including the Boom Drop on Tyson. Trouble in Paradise misses but the SOS gets two. Everything breaks down and a Demolition Decapitator with a Woods top rope stomp instead of an Ax elbow is good for the pin on Kidd at 2:45.

New Day celebrates when the Dusts pop up on screen. Stardust wants to know why the three of them are thinking this will be any different when they've tried the same things over and over again. They're heading for a black hole (seriously) where light can never escape. The positive message means nothing to Goldust and there will be no new day. Woods says darkness will not prevail because there is no force in the cosmos that can hold them back. Kofi says the New Day is about unity and they'll take the Dusts on any time. Big E. goes into full on preacher mode and promises to make them feel the power of the New Day.

Naomi is very happy with a bouquet of flowers. She thanks Jimmy for them but he didn't send her any flowers. Apparently she never thought to read the card because they're an apology from Miz. Jimmy smashes the vase.

We get a clip from Main Event with Swagger making it his mission to take the US Title from Rusev.

Dean Ambrose vs. Rusev

Non-title. Before the match, Dean says he really enjoyed destroying the rocking chair on Monday. Maybe Bray's grandmother used to read Baby Bray stories from that chair. Or maybe he just saw it at Cracker Barrel and liked it. Not that it matters because at TLC, Dean is going to break Wyatt into more pieces than he broke that chair. Lana and Rusev come out with the blonde saying the match won't be happening, thanks to Jack Swagger.

We see a clip from Raw of Swagger going after Rusev, which Lana calls persecution. Rusev promises to snap every bone in Jack's body, just like he did to Zeb Colter. Dean tells Lana to stop with the flirtatious eyes because he's going to fight the Russian. He goes after Rusev but gets jumped from behind by Wyatt. Dean fights back as Bray goes to get a chair but Wyatt sends him into the steps. He gets the chair and puts it against Dean's throat before driving the chair into the steps. Medics check on Dean as Bray has a disturbing smile on his face. Ambrose does a stretcher job.

Jey Uso vs. Miz

Before the match, Miz wants to know what's up with Jimmy. Is he really that insecure and jealous? Miz is just trying to pass along the kind of help that made people like Kate Upton and Selena Gomez. The agent has been watching her on Total Divas and thinks she's a star in the making because she's hot with a voluptuous body.

The Usos come out with no special entrance and we're ready to go. Jimmy tries to come in soon after the bell but gets ejected for his efforts. We get our first contact over a minute in with Miz driving a knee into Jey's ribs. It's already off to a chinlock but Jey quickly fights up and nails a Samoan drop. Mizdow comes in for a distraction though and the Skull Crushing Finale is enough to pin Jey at 2:25.

Brie Bella vs. Naomi

AJ Lee and Nikki are both at ringside with the former on commentary. We look at AJ fighting both Bellas on Monday. AJ: “It's great therapy to punch a Bella in the face.” Brie nails a dropkick for an early two as Nikki sits on the steps and taunts AJ with the belt. A clothesline gets two for Brie and we hit the chinlock. AJ says she was Divas Champion for so many days that it was a common law marriage. Naomi tries what looked to be Rey Mysterio's sitout bulldog but Brie falls backwards instead. AJ prevents Nikki from interfering and Naomi rolls Brie up for the pin at 2:34.

Santino is in the back, talking about how hard it is to be in charge. If anyone understands what that means, it's....the Bunny. Apparently Santino's grandmother calls him at 3am to ask him how to fix the clock on the microwave.

Rollins and Show are ready for their match thanks to a Kane pep talk. Show says they're not friends but he needs to get through this match to get to TLC.

Ryback/Erick Rowan vs. Seth Rollins/Big Show

Rowan and Rollins get things going with Seth being launched across the ring. Rollins bails to the corner but actually doesn't tag. Rowan does though as it's Ryback's turn to hammer away in the corner. He misses a charge though and Seth drives in some elbows to the head, only to be driven across the ring with ease. Seth runs him over again though and we take a break. Back with Big Show headbutting Ryback and elbowing him in the back of the head. Ryback fights out of a chokeslam attempt and makes the hot tag to Rowan.

Things speed up with Rowan nailing a bunch of clotheslines to put Show down, only to have the Stooges offer a distraction so Big Show can take over. We settle down to Rollins driving knees into Erick's head before it's back to Show for a snapmare of all things. A DDT gets two on Erick but Show misses the elbow. The real hot tag brings in Ryback to clean house, but Rollins counters a swinging Rock Bottom into a crucifix for two in a nice counter.

The springboard knee to the head misses though and Ryback powerslams him down for two. The Stooges' distraction breaks up the Shell Shock and the knee to Ryback's head gets two. Seth misses a Curb Stomp and eats a spinebuster, only to have Kane get on the apron. Rollins enziguris Ryback down as Kane gets ejected. The referee won't allow a tag to Big Show that he didn't see, leaving a protesting Rollins to eat the Meat Hook and Shell Shock for the pin at 14:43.

Rating: C. What is with WWE not letting Big Show or Kane do a job? You have Big Show right there and you have Rollins do a clean job instead? Anyway, it's nice to see Ryback get a pin but he lost a lot of momentum at Survivor Series. The match was your standard main event tag without anything to make it interesting but it was a fine way to finish a show.

Overall Rating: C-. This was the run of the mill Smackdown with nothing worth seeing and very limited storyline development, but it's cool to see actual stories in the midcard other than the standard stuff you see every time. Thankfully there isn't much time left until TLC and we can get ready for the Rumble when things will actually pick up.

Results
Dolph Ziggler b. Luke Harper via DQ when Harper kicked Ziggler low
New Day b. Cesaro/Tyson Kidd – Top rope double stomp/backbreaker combination to Kidd
Miz b. Jey Uso – Skull Crushing Finale
Naomi b. Brie Bella – Rollup
Ryback/Erick Rowan b. Big Show/Seth Rollins – Shell Shock to Rollins


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Comments

  1. It's Friday. Maybe people are out trying to get laid?


    I wasn't.

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  2. In 02-03? Yeah they had no idea what the fuck he was doing.

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  3. What does (didn't happen) mean?

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  4. Carolina Hurricanes are in Raleigh, NC.

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  5. It is usually one of the busiest nights here. I am working but I like to take a brain break from time to time over here... the BoD is failing me tonight.

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  6. His supercard isnt all that good. Id take Rey or Booker over him.

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  7. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:28 PM

    In Raleigh. My aunt lived there before she offed herself, when the Hurricanes won the Cup my mom was on the phone with her and said "Your team won the Cup!" and my aunt said "We have a hockey team? Since when?"

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  8. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieDecember 5, 2014 at 9:30 PM

    "A championship win at Wrestlemania over the top heel is something you can't erase"


    Benoit fans would dispute that.

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  9. YO YO YO YO DICK JOKE I'LL FUCK YOUR MANAGER WHILE YOU FUCK YOUR TAG PARTNER CAUSE YOU'RE GAY YO YO YO YO JIZZ JIZZ DEEEEZ NUTS


    I feel like one of the few who prefers adult Cena -- even in his Fruity Pebbles shirts -- to Vanilla Ice Cena.

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  10. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

    It has been, the blog has been averaging 800+ comments for the night and update threads.

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  11. He was a pretty over mid card act that fans liked. Back when they had the best roster probably ever. Id say he kinda mattered

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  12. As someone who has compiled a 6-hour highlight reel of Marcus Mariota (and probably close to 20 hours watching his iso-cam footage), I can say with all confidence he's the real fucking deal.

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  13. Them being in the finals that year... was the first time I had ever heard of them also.


    I know that was 2008 because an out of town friend was trying to tell me that some ridiculous result was going to happen in the Republican primary... I told him I live here I know what I am talking about and that it wasn't going to happen... he pointed out that I didn't even know we had a hockey team.

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  14. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:33 PM

    Escape From L.A. soundtrack or GTFO.

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  15. You heard it here first: ABC'S Galavant is going to be AWESOME.

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  16. I also wholeheartedly recommend Parks & Rec, although it doesn't get good until Season 2. And fuck the haters, Friends is awesome.

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  17. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:35 PM

    It's like... I think we have a soccer team in Buffalo, but it's soccer, so no one gives a fuck. Same thing.

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  18. Depends. Some of the archive stuff doesn't. The recent stuff always does.

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  19. Honestly, the fact that Hurricane DIDN'T really matter makes that match come off even more petty. He "doesn't matter" (relatively speaking), so why fucking do it?

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  20. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    I'm bored and trying to start shit for my own amusement.

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  21. Always cracks me up when FOX's old White sports announcers have to do promos for the show "Empire" like they'd actually watch it. Joe Buck during the World Series was like, "Are you into great music? Well, we've got a show for you!"

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  22. Pot should be illegal. Drugs are bad.

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  23. He'd fit right in!

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  24. With the 9-hour ref bump? I didn't care for that match at all. The only highlight was the sledgehammer shot for the near-fall. That was really well done. The rest is pure meh.

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  25. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:43 PM

    Pot should be legal, but that's not a drug, it's a plant. And drugs are bad, but drug laws do a LOT more damage than the drugs themselves.

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  26. Just woke up from a nap on the couch. Gonna be up all night now.

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  27. I'm far more down on Shawn than others, but he's only a serious "GOAT" candidate if you limit things to WWF only and even then I wouldn't put him in the top 10, I don't think. If you're talking all of wrestling, I don't think he makes a top 100 for me. There are just too many awesome international and territory guys who had a better grasp of the fundamentals than Shawn. And fundamentals matter to me, a lot.

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  28. Adam "Colorado" CurryDecember 5, 2014 at 9:48 PM

    Me too! I never sleep. I'm always up.

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  29. Speaking of PPVs I actually WANT to watch, anyone else catching Tomorrow Never Dies tomorrow?


    The season has been kind of m'eh (they've rushed through the whole Flood storyline way too quickly, and in way too awkward a way), but the show looks promising.

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  30. Most underrated moment of the Arrow/Flash crossovers: Barry doing the Arrowcave salmon ladder at warp speed then remarking, "I don't see what's so hard about that."

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  31. The new stuff does, but even those are only 30-60 seconds.

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  32. Matt hates people movers

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  33. The Raiders will be very happy with him.

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  34. I did enjoy that... but I thought Diggle's reaction to seeing Barry as the Flash was the real hidden gem.

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  35. If you've got Netflix take a flyer on Peep Show.

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  36. Hockey chicks are weird. Chicks who dig the Blues are either pretty hot and can drink you under the table or beastly and can kick your ass after drinking you under the table.

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  37. That was fantastic too.

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  38. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    That too.

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  39. I caught that too. Very awkward

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  40. Mark Schleruthafwdf was on NFL Live and he had the hottest of hot takes on Colin Kaepernick no-selling every question at his press conference. "THIS IS PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL!!! NOT DO WHAT YOU WANT TO DO FOOTBALL SO ACT LIKE A PROFESSIONAL"

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  41. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 5, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    I like to see him as the Charlemagne or Richard the Lionheart of WWE. He is/was either a magnanimous, just ruler or a merciless tyrant depending on who you ask. When the fact is, both are probably true.

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  42. The problem I have with him was when I was reading Jerichos book and chris asked for directions and he told him to get a map. With his chronies laughing in the back ground. And he wasnt 14 years old. What a dick. Who has time for an asshole like that? Fuck him.

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  43. Translation: I'm in the media now.

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  44. They'll draft Amari Cooper, who will then tear his ACL in week 3 next season

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  45. Brian Wilson (the music legend, not the pitcher) by his own admission spent between $500-$1000 A DAY back in the 70s-early 80s on coke, and at one point was big as a house. In his case, he was a compulsive eater anyway, and on white, everything he did compulsively was magnified. Between that, and his 5 pack per day cig habit, amazing the dude is still alive.

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  46. Yeah, I think Oregon should be the #1 seed.

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  47. Which, going by what Punk said in his Cabana interview, is vastly hypocritical of HHH.

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  48. Sorry, what did Punk say about HHH in this vein? I mean, I got the other stuff he said about H' but...

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  49. Now *that* is hysterical.

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  50. He and Hoge are pretty fucking awful.

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  51. He said that when he asked HHH if he'd taken the 'piss test', he received no response.

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  52. Top 5 Musical Influences in WWE History:

    5. Motorhead
    4. Rick Derringer
    3. Chris Warren
    2. Jimmy Hart
    1. Jim Johnston

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  53. I find that hilarious precisely because it's so immature.

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  54. Reasonable... but honestly it is really "Jim Johnston and everyone else"

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  55. It's a good match but it's a shame about the chokeslam in the audience

    It looked so awesome initially but the replays were crashmats ahoy

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  56. Best WWE theme songs: Jimmy Hart

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  57. Oh I hate rapper Cena just as much as pg-13 Cena.

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  58. Not sure if mentioned below, but TNT is up on the Network now.

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  59. Going purely by WWE, I'd definitely put him in the top 10. I have problems with his ring-work (especially post-comeback) but for me his weak spot is his mic work, which I take into account when judging performers. He could be called 'good' on the mic, but outside of his awesome heel promo in Montreal in 2005, he never cut a really great promo, and a lot of his babyface promos post-comeback sucked. Plus, he had a tendency to ramble on too long, which is a habit that HHH unfortunately seemed to pick up.

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  60. Parks and rec is awesome...after the first season or so. The hunting episode was when it started to rock.

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  61. Yeah that ref bump was insane. He just got up from it three weeks ago

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  62. I couldn't find it. Is it under Vault?

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  63. Tuesday Night Titans, I would think.

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  64. Bret? Is that you?

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  65. Oh man, disagree. His promos whenever he was heel were white-hot.


    He was ok as a baby face, and borderline great as a tweener. Babyface was definitely his weakest mic-role, though.

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  66. …because Hunter had taken the shine off by following up the two epic Shawn matches with two overproduced yawn-fests.

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  67. Yeah, I don't think that happened.

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  68. I'm told if you go to the schedule you can play it from there.

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  69. I can imagine how he feels about Lynch then.

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  70. Derringer did Hogan and Demolition's themes. He wins in my book.

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  71. Maybe you can come by my office later and SHOOT ME IN THE HEAD.

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  72. Jimmy Hart belongs in the discussion. Besides Sexy Boy, there's themes for Honky Tonk Man, Jimmy Snuka, Brutus Beefcake, The Rockers, The Hart Foundation, The Young Stallons, Crush, the Fabulous Rougeau Brothers, Dusty Rhodes, the Legion of Doom, the Nasty Boys, Ted DiBiase, the Mountie. Plus the epic Royal Rumble theme.

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  73. Add in 30 Rock and Scrubs and you have my go-to binge watching shows.

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  74. Say something nice / positive about:
    X-Pac
    Triple H
    Vince Russo
    TNA
    Steve Austin's 2001 heel turn

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  75. I forgot who said it here, but I think today erased any doubt Mariota is the better pocket passer over King Crab Legs. Give me that guy over the one with the 19 TD:13 INT ratio in the weaksauce ACC

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  76. X-Pac- the phrase "crispy critter" in regards to Kane

    Triple H- can still go in the ring when necessary, NXT

    Vince Russo- hates Hogan, I guess?

    TNA- Austin Aries

    Austin's '01 heel turn- the backstage skits with Kurt Angle

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  77. Xpac - had a nice spinkick
    HHH - toughest man in wrestling for surviving sex with pre-op chyna
    Russo - ballsy for showing up on TV looking like that
    TNA - X division gave some great memories
    Austin - the parking lot hug with Vince was legendary

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  78. Bye bye lil Sebastian...you're five thousand candles in the wind...

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  79. So now my sister cant get home from the city at 10pm at night because protestors have again shut down BART forcefully, ending any trains in and out of the Bay. I'm behind the reason why they're doing this, but I wish it would stop keeping me and my sis from being able to get home.

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  80. Oh come on, there are a HUNDRED wrestlers you'd say are better than Shawn freaking Michaels? I'm hard-pressed to come up with five.

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  81. Just get ready for the "picking apart every facet of your game and personality" portion of the pre-draft build when Mariota gets downgraded for not having a "mean streak."

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  82. "Triple H can only appear in screenshots where he is hitting the Pedigree on an opponent or pinning him." – Memo by Paul Levesque

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  83. "If I was there at Survivor Series, I'd cock this fist and make it REIGN in that bitch!"

    I literally cringed...

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  84. Seeing Offerman play that song live was one of the best nights of my life.

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  85. Nick would be right then, hugely hypocritical - I was thinking that maybe he didn't answer because he wasn't an active competitor anymore but it's still lame.

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  86. "All-American Boys" is one of the best things ever.

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  87. X-Pac - Had good weed in '99
    Triple H - Squashed Eugene (always hated that stupid gimmick)
    Vince Russo - Vic Venom was cool
    TNA - That one X-Division match that wasn't like all the others (wait a second...)
    Steve Austin's '01 heel turn - Had an incredible run of matches

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  88. There's another underrated HHH burial with those two. London & Kendrick are the longtime reigning Smackdown tag champs, HHH comes in after a match to save them from a beating, and then when all three are standing tall, he pedigrees them both. Just because, I guess. At least with Austin it was clear that he didn't trust anyone and he'd stun anything that moved....with HHH it just seemed weird.

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  89. Virgil's Gimmick TableDecember 5, 2014 at 11:15 PM

    X-Pac: Was one of the highlights of Raw in its first season.
    Triple H: Has had many of the greatest matches I've ever seen. It isn't that hard.
    Russo: Hey, at least his bad was funny and not soul sucking like everything now.
    TNA: Was 1A with ROH as the best thing going in 2005 and 2006.
    Austin heel turn: Austin plays a great cowardly heel and his matches were top notch that year.

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  90. There was a pro wrestling show in the works at one point.

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  91. X-Pac: Ryan Shamrock? Not bad.
    HHH: Stephanie McMahon? Not bad.
    Russo: Fuck you.
    TNA: Knockouts can wrestle. Usually.
    Austin 2001: HUG ME!

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  92. Here's the details. It was to be produced by Norman Lear. http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/norman-lear-sets-hbo-project-120124

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  93. I was there. It happened.

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  94. I think I post this every time there's an anti-HHH thread, but essentially, I've never liked Triple H. Didn't like him in any incarnation, whether it was the blueblood to the Game to the head of Evolution to being an alleged legendary face to the revived DX with Michaels to the Authority figure. (Minor exception: I liked him fine when he was leading the 1998 version of DX since he was just part of the team, actually willing to share the spotlight with Chyna, X-Pac and the Outlaws.) HHH is a slightly better version of Jeff Jarrett...a solid but unspectacular worker who needs to be paired with someone else to make him worthwhile.

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  95. That's what I always do. Both of which are the same as their logo, a 0.

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  96. No question. That guy is incredible and defintely seems like a cut above Winston right now.

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  97. Mariota's escape and loooooooooong completion was fantastic

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  98. What good is a protest if it doesn't get people's attention? And what better way to get people's attention than to inconvenience them?

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  99. X-Pac: Had a lot of good matches, his mind for the business is strong. I really don't know why he isn't working in wrestling right now, every interview I've heard from him has been lucid, well-reasoned and generally agreeable.


    HHH: Seems to be a good executive for the most part (B+ so far), his run from 2000-01 was legendary.

    Russo: Had something interesting for lower card wrestlers to do at all times.



    TNA: Had many different periods of really good wrestling, immediately kneecapped by bad booking. 2005 TNA was (occasionally) the best wrestling in America and I'm glad I was watching.


    Austin's turn: Creative made the decision to switch up his character before it became stale instead of 3 years too late which is par for the course on top wrestling acts. I admire the willingness to do that with the guy who basically saved wrestling, it showed creative integrity even if it was ultimately the wrong call.

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  100. I have to give Winston a lot of credit for being able to deal with all the pressure / attention / crap he gets and still go out and win every week. That shows me he'll be much more equipped to handle the stress of being a pro better than some college stars who have come before him.

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  101. He made himself quite a bit of money today. He was probably a top 5 pick before today, now he's definitely a top 3 pick. I still maintain that if the Raiders pick #1 they're going to take a good hard look at him, especially if he has a good run in the playoffs. I know most on this blog don't agree with me but I think he's got the inside track on #1 right now and if he leads his team to the championship, he's getting it for sure.

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  102. Miss you in the saddest fashion.

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  103. It was actually London and Kendrick coming in to save HHH from a 3-1 beatdown (I think it was Umaga, Murdoch and Cade). So yea, normal wrestling booking would indicate you'd book a 6 man tag in the main event and try and give the tag teams a bit of a rub, but after they've cleared the ring HHH pedigrees London/Kendrick, shrugs his shoulders and it's never mentioned again.

    As London said, it made them look like the biggest dipshits, they get completely buried and don't do anything about it and HHH doesn't really get anything out of it either. London said in one of his shoots that backstage HHH came up to them umming and ahhing, explaining how he didn't really like the idea, but it's what Vince wanted and he had no choice but to go along with it. Like he didn't have enough stroke to change it, even if he really wanted to. It did sound like one of those things where they just book things for shits and giggles and don't really care how if effects anyone else.

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  104. You mean Duke Silver.

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  105. That Rollins / Kane / Show promo early on just killed it for me--I felt like it drained all momentum form the show. It's one thing when the long promo starts the show, it's another when it comes after some decent wrestling, and slows things back down.

    I did like what Big Show said before the actual main event though--it's nice to have a heel point out that they all don't really like each other that much.

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  106. I'm planning on it. Have the SMVOD account ready to go. If I'm home tomorrow night, I will be ordering.

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