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WWE.com Power Rankings

http://www.wwe.com/inside/power-rankings/power-rankings-jan-16-2015



More Names Scheduled for This Monday's RAW Reunion Show

Besides Kevin Nash, who is back as being advertised for the show following his re-instatement, he will also be joined by Billy Gunn, Jimmy Hart, and Ron Simmons.

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/118-daily-updates/40790-more-names-scheduled-for-raw-reunion-on-monday-



TNA Changing Focus of the Knockouts Division

Company officials want to focus on the athleticism and personalities of the women and is expected to have a renewed focus on the division.

http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0116/588579/backstage-news-on-tna-plans-for-the-knockouts-division/



Solomon Crowe Update

Crowe, who was Sami Callahan in RoH and the independents, is rumored to be making his NXT on-air debut at the next like Takeover show.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0117/588613/possible-wwe-nxt-tv-debut-at-takeover/



And the 3rd Round of Place to be Nation's "Greatest Song of the 90's" tournament has begun. Click on the link below to vote for the Nirvana Bracket. The voting has changed to head-to-head matchups for this round of 128.

http://placetobenation.com/greatest-song-of-the-90s-tournament-round-three-day-one/

Comments

  1. Rumble 08, starting Edge/Mysterio

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  2. Can i suggest to the PTBN guys that you don't necessarily need to embed the video for every song in the tournament because it causes lag when you load the page.

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  3. can't wait for Nash to show up and cut a promo on his son...

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  4. Hogan. Nash & Hall together, could be a nWo reunion

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  5. Jimmy Hart available? You don't say. I kid, love Jimmy.

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  6. Get Shawn there, do nWo and DX all night, Daniel Bryan gets two minutes, ratings explosion.

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  7. I'll give it to TNA for their superior women's wrestling. Now if they hold this focus. ..

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  8. Then have Brock Lesnar come out and kill them all. Except Bryan.

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  9. Watching the 2013 NFC Championship. Love how the Seahawks and 49ers went to war on the field.

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  10. New focus for TNA Knockouts = Gail Kim as champion... right? I'm the last guy to quote history for TNA's women division, but I'd swear every time they've wanted to push them as being more serious, it's involved them making Gail Kim the focus. Not a criticism, just an observation.

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  11. I was reading some old threads while I was waiting for this one to go up and I found something very odd.

    https://disqus.com/by/the_time_traveler/

    A disqus account dedicated to going back and adding comments on several year old threads.

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  12. DX: HHH/Outlaws VS nWo (Hogan/Nash/Hall)
    That's a hell of a main event.

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  13. LOL....what the hell

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  14. Vickie looks really pudgy at this point.

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  15. Five movies left until I'm done with 2014.

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  16. I found one of his comments once. I don't really see the point of it,but it's a funny concept .

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  17. I assume it's Danimal but i still don't see why it's worth the effort.

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  18. It does seem very very Danimal doesn't it.

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  19. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Got a job teaching English in Japan :)

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  20. anyone watch the NJPW show on AXS last night?

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  21. Good to see the voting changing for the PTBN to something more like I suggested a few months back!

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  22. Fun! I have a friend doing the same thing down there, I think he's been down there four years or so now, loves it. Congrats.

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  23. So I was just driving in my car listening to paul heyman talk about BROCK LESNAR and what so I see, a brand new jimmy johns opening up today.

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  24. Really weak ending that made both guys look bad.

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  25. Just read an article about a high school girls basketball coach who got suspended because his team beat another 161-2. He says he benched his starters at the half, told the girls to milk the shot clock. My question is why don't the officials call that game at the half? That can't gave been fun to watch--not even for fans of the winning team. I'd have been furious if I had a daughter on either team.

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  26. I'm curious why they even had the game; don't they place teams based on ability level?

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  27. Cracked had a good article about american teachers teaching in asia

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  28. The Ghost Of Meekin's MoobsJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Why can't we have different legends for a change? Tito Santana, the Mountie, Haku and the Berzerker? It's always the same fucking guys.

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  29. She's the john Cena of TNA,

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  30. Could someone make a gif of that Roman Reigns promo where he forgets his line

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  31. Yeah that was weird, those two had such good chemistry back in 2002 or so, that match was pretty meh.

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  32. Tell me if I am misunderstanding this. They were winning legit, then the coach decided to substitute his best players for second stringers and they then played defensively and for possession for the second half?

    Isn't that just considered tactics in any other sport?

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  33. I like having them right there.

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  34. Yeah, like fifteen years ago.

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  35. Greg Anthony busted for soliciting a prostitute

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12183582/former-nba-player-cbs-analyst-greg-anthony-arrested-washington-dc

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  36. I miss backstage vignettes with guys I care about and are actually funny.

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  37. I agree; what about a too cool reunion or nation of domination reunion

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  38. Prostitution is the biggest "why is this really a crime" for me

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  39. Haha, Shawn giving the t-shirt to Naitch and telling him to "cover up" was a highlight for sure

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  40. They might be afraid Haku would just decide he was going to be the champ.

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  41. Yeah, I've gotten a few notifications from him responding to my old posts.

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  42. Didn't Scotty pull out the Worm at the last one?

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  43. Kiss Cam dying a slow death, I can't believe how long they ran with the kiss cam gimmick for. The only funny one was when they ended up on Patterson/Brisco.

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  44. Yeah, I always thought if you substituted the word "killing" for "soliciting" then you would have a crime. Otherwise it's just a guy looking for a good time and a girl looking to make some money.

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  45. I don't know, I do always love seeing a girl getting completely embarrassed just by being seen with her boyfriend hahaha.

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  46. Not in Texas of course, but you're right.

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  47. I agree, If it was legalised/regulated then the people involved are then protected and have rights, so you cut down on the abuse & human trafficking in one fell swoop.

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  48. Someone made a comment on another thread about how only smarky douchebag fans cheer for heels, which I guess means 99 percent of the people who cheered for Stone Cold, The Rock, Shawn Michaels and DX were all smarks.

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  49. But Adam, that would give a lot of power to the women involved, and you know we can't have that in our society.

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  50. We're stuck having to pretend we have a child's morality because half the nation still believes in children's fairy tales.

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  51. That's the angle I think needs to be looked at more. Also, we could really cut down on disease if it was regulated.

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  52. Their system is broken somewhere.

    I went to a high school that had a really good girls basketball program. They went to the state tourney a bunch of times. Even against the worst teams we'd play, the blowout was maybe 30 points. I never saw a mismatch that bad. Some schools sometimes just can't field a competitive team, and when that happens you gotta pull them from the system.

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  53. I guess I was a smarky douchebag when I was 9 and rooting for heels like Razor, Shawn, and Diesel.

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  54. the crowd are actually cheering for Hepatitis, that's pretty funny.

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  55. I was almost always a heel guy even as a little kid. Mr Perfect!

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  56. Between Flair and Savage I guess I was a douche at 6.

    Which seems probably anyway.

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  57. How's the food at jimmy johns?

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  58. Yeah I don't understand what's happening at all, the girls talked, the crowd chanted for hepatitis, Santino talked, now a fat white guy is dancing in a speedo.



    I don't even know.

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  59. It's more due to the fact that as soon as a man states he is in favour of legalising prostitution the assumption is that he uses them himself. So it's very hard for any politicians to speak out about it.

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  60. Oh!! 19-0....haha how did that end up working out?

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  61. The debut of Adamie! I forgot about this

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  62. For fast food, it's great.

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  63. From what I could glean he did what he could to lower his team's offensive output, but he was still accused of running up the score, so they suspended him. That baffles me. Why is the heat not on the opposing coach for not forfeiting, or the officials for calling the game?

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  64. He was out earlier being very uncomfortable.

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  65. You shouldn't have done that because all you did was reward his ego. You should've been rooting for Jim Duggan or the Red Rooster.

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  66. I've always favoured heels ever since I started watching at 11. I may have been a douche back then but I certainly wasn't smarky.

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  67. I miss that site that had links for all of Scott's rants in one place. It was super clutch.

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  68. the bread to meat ratio is disappointing

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  69. If Jeff wasn't such a fuck up he could have been a long term maineventer for WWE, he had everything you needed to be a top talent and he was only a couple steps off the top of the mountain when he screwed it all.

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  70. Network edited out the Jeff Harvey line

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  71. The Toyota dealership won't let Haku off on Mondays.

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  72. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/girls-high-school-hoops-coach-suspended-after-teams-161-2-win/

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  73. Not bad but pretty much the worst of the sub sandwich chains

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  74. Those bastards. That line was awesome.

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  75. Better than subway, not as good as cousins.

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  76. I assumed it was still around. These days if you google "scott keith" and the name of the show it comes up easily enough so I don't need the archive.

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  77. Extreme guilty pleasure for me, the guy just always had "it"

    He was never going to be in GOAT contendership or anything obviously but you're right, he could've been THE MAN of the 00's, he always had the kind of natural fan support that Cena would kill for.

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  78. a year from now they'll have their own reality show where they live in the same house

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  79. Is that where that line was supposed to have happened?! I was listening intently haha, damn that sucks.

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  80. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:33 PM

    Whoever said that can blow me.

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  81. His promo's always blew ass too unfortunately, he had a lot going against him but it never seemed to matter.

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  82. there used to be a quiznos here, but it went out of business. I guess this town wasn't ready for a free pickle bar

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  83. I always hated the guy from the tag team to the tna days. He just seemed like a glorified spot monkey

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  84. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    Makes no sense that it's illegal to sell something but legal to give it away for free.

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  85. Ridiculous. Regular fans have rooted for heels for years. All the way back to Gorgeous George 60 years ago.

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  86. Watching Clash 6. This Super Dome crowd is so depressing.

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  87. Or if you filmed it, it's also legal

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  88. Jeff Hardy
    Bobby Lashley
    CM Punk
    Ken Anderson
    Kurt Angle

    5 guys who is the last few years the WWE pushed to the top and were either top names or about to be when they fucked up their careers and pissed it all away.
    For every Edge or Daniel Bryan who takes the ball and runs with it, there's a guy who screws it up themselves.

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  89. "hey kid, I got your hometown... RIGHT HERE!" (crotch chop)

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  90. Haven't seen the show in a while but I think it was when he was introducing the video package before Orton/Hardy. I remember I checked it out in the first few weeks of having the Network and the botch was gone.

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  91. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:37 PM

    Same. That was a great time killer.

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  92. Punk didn't screw up; he got the ball and ran with it

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  93. How did CM Punk screw up?

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  94. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:38 PM

    Punk just left. He had a hell of a run. A

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  95. Anderson and Lashley were never top guys. Punk and Angle were top guys for a long time, so I wouldn't say they "pissed it all away".

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  96. Hardy never made that turn of the corner for me like Shawn or Bret did coming out of their respective tag teams.

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  97. It's always a toss up dealing with professional athletes, terrible attitudes (like Punk) and drug problems (like Angle and Jeff) seem to be part of an attrition rate in the business that's impossible to avoid.

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  98. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    I can't think of too many other guys that the fans loved as much as Jeff.

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  99. That's why I said "about to be" Anderson & Lashley were about to reach the top.

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  100. DVRedit but haven't had a chance to watch yet

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  101. His shitty attitude over two contracts probably contributed more to his problems than he'll ever realize.

    I'm sure he's happy but he could have had a lot more I bet.

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  102. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    The heat should be on whoever scheduled such a lopsided matchup.

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  103. Well it's now pg, so I don't think he can pull out the worm again

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  104. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    I'm kind of shocked that the conservative fuckwads haven't got the porn industry shut down by calling it prostitution.

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  105. He walked out of the WWE during a main event storyline which was leading to him beating HHH at WM. Now he hasn't wrestled for a year and is training for a UFC career because he's burnt all his bridges in the wrestling industry worth anything.

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  106. That I'd have to disagree with, the E is not nearly stupid enough to tell Punk to fuck off if he wanted to come back.

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  107. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    The Quebeccers in early 98. Wtf?

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  108. That's not accurate at all.

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  109. Would you put the belt on a guy who could walk out on you without giving notice at any time? Would you build Wrestlemania around him?

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  110. Free Advice – Never hire a cleaning lady with rotten teeth.

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  111. Heavens no, not yet anyway. But if he wanted to come back tomorrow and wrestle Hunter? That shit's happening.

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  112. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:48 PM

    And unlike those other guys WWE would take Punk back in a heartbeat.

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  113. And he'll be used as a bit player, HOWEVER he'll never be "the guy" because of his attitude and lack of trust.
    Compare and contrast to Daniel Bryan

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  114. Agreed. If you field a team that can only score 2 points in a game, you gotta pull them from the schedule that year, focus on building for the next year. There's a point where mere athleticism & competition becomes stupidity & stubbornness.

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  115. But he has no intention of coming back. He wasn't in the actual main event. The doctors were useless, his health and happiness were worse than ever. He almost DIED from a staph infection. He had already been on top for a while.
    Walking out was the right choice, in my opinion.

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  116. Fair enough, there is that, I don't think he'd get the super push he'd want but they'd definitely pay him AND put him over Hunter if he ever wanted to do that match.

    People at the Network would cream over being able to promote Punk's first live appearance on the service.

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  117. That's one reason they don't want to push anyone because they are afraid they would either leave or get fired.

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  118. I think that lead to Too Cool showing up at NXT for a fun match too.

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  119. I still bet we see another Jeff run before he's done. Too much money in a nostalgia tour.

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  120. They had a cup of coffee. I only remember them at one of the PPVs in some tag gimiick match. I was disappointed in how short they were around.

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  121. Adam "Colorado" CurryJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:50 PM

    I hope not.

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  122. I was on the blowing the other team out side of it a few times as a coach for soccer. It's hard to control the kids at a certain point. One time I pulled two players (9 on 11) and put out there the most screwed up lineup I could (goalie had never played goalie, all my offensive players were on defense and the center forward didn't have any gross motor skills at all) and we still were scoring goals.

    Another time, no one would stay back on defense because they couldn't dribble. So, my team was camped in front of their goal. The other coach and a father were yelling at me as I was trying to figure out how to slow down my team. That ticked me off.

    I've been blown out before too. I told my players to play as hard as they can. They did. That made me proud. I didn't care that we lost 7-1; I liked what I saw in effort and they were tougher for it.

    The coach really has only so much control over the players. In this case, the coach probably could have realized how bad the mismatch was and put in the scrubs sooner, but that's easy to see in retrospect.

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  123. Put on Superbowl XLII. Is it really the Wrestlemania 17 of Superbowls?

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  124. Whichever one was Steelers/Cardinals.

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  125. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:52 PM

    Thank you for that highly disturbing, and hilarious, read.

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  126. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 17, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    I'm watching No Way Out 98 and they're wrestling the Godwinns. Both teams are heel and this match blows.

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  127. Anyone know if there's an archive for the old nWWWo? I'm trying to find a piece I wrote and they seem to gave slipped down the memory hole. All my backups from that era are on 3.5" floppies so yeah they're gone.

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  128. I found a few articles about this, here's one: http://www.sescoops.com/mike-adamle-talks-about-his-brain-damage-rob-zombie-tweets/

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  129. From what I remember reading the WON, I think it was a worked shoot.

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  130. The entire WM2 was one big house show so Bundy worked fine

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  131. I thought Bundy was a fine choice too since he was booked to look like a killer at WM1.

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  132. Much as we love Funk (for good reason), he was not a good fit for what Vince was doing at the time, at least insofar as being a top guy. It was best that Terry went away and continued his legend.

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  133. Savage beat him TWICE by countout in consecutive MSG carsd, which was unprecedented for Hogan or any other World champ. He even kept some heat in the lumberjack blowoff match, losing after George Steele interference. Great series.

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  134. Makes laying down for Bret just seem that much bigger. What's mind blowing is how they never sold it that way when they did the complete opposite for Hogan and Andre.

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  135. This Nikita/Wrestlemania 2 rumor is bullshit. Scott was the first person who I ever saw mention it, and that was more in the "Vince should have done that" vein. Now Scott states it like it is confirmed fact that Vince was desperately trying to do it.

    Here's an interview with Nikita where he talks about it. He says the only time he considered WWE was when Barry Darsow was trying to get him to jump and be part of Demolition.
    http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2013/0402/561665/nikita-koloff-talks-almost-signing-with-wwe/index-2.shtml

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  136. um no. Give me 80s vince over god awful 90s vince any day.

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  137. Thanks man, wasn't aware of this but I knew he played football.

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  138. Usually to protect themselves and their spot. But yeah, Blassie had nothing to lose with Piper being there.

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  139. Not necessarily in terms of performance...in terms of increased broadcasting acumen.

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  140. He wasn't a guy that I looked at as a guy that should headline the big show. He was just your average fat guy of the week to me

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  141. Wrestlemania 2 was actually three mediocre house shows.

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  142. Pretty much, yeah,

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  143. Same thing could be said for Austin/McMahon.

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  144. YankeesHoganTripleHFanJanuary 17, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    Just for fun if you had to pick three stadiums to hold a single Wrestlemania in which 3 do you go with?

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  145. Enjoy this one too:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1xqcmc_randy-savage-bret-hart-vs-ric-flair-shawn-michaels_sport

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  146. If you think there had to be another plan just because another plan made more sense, then you give Vince more credit than I do. This is a guy who, when asked what his backup plan for WM3 would be if it were too sunny for most of the crowd to see, said "it will be cloudy." And recent booking would indicate that his plans do not make more sense as he ages.

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  147. Funk was just another version of the raging hillbilly hick that Vince always seemed to have a couple of.

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  148. I'm just stealing that from Dragon Gate, I'm not a huge fan of the promotion but the "everybody is in a stable" thing is super cool.

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  149. Well the theory is that the faces have their own stable too and the stable is portrayed as being capable and competent.


    People really dug Wyatts vs. Shield right? And the idea of nWo vs. Horseman was really popular too. So the theory is that you have these faction which allow not only for the wrestler the idea of conflict and competition with every other wrestler, but also the stables competition with other stables and the wrestlers competition with other stablemates.


    The hope is that it will create more complex and evolved conflict which will lead to more interesting and creative feuds.

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  150. I do like a good pun.

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  151. Yep. He gets shit for being a 'bad worker', but the dude was amazing at intensity and body mannerisms.

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  152. Gotta disagree. Beat Down Clan is....ok... but The Family has been used in some form or another a couple billion times and it just sounds really non specific.

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  153. Very surprised to hear that, actually. Considering how much the Hogan-Piper rivalry gets credited for kickstarting the whole mid-80's boom.

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  154. At the time, Bundamania was running wild.

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  155. Cobo Arena, Joe Louis Arena, Ford Field.

    Detroit fans are always great.

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  156. The match wasn't bad. Hogan kicked his ass for the most part but they made him look more vulnerable in the build up by giving him a rib injury from the attack. Plus Bundy was built up as a monster and had that 5 count gimmick. This was the first Wrestlemania I saw as a kid so WM 2 has a soft spot for me even though the production values were terrible and most of the matches were poor even for 80s standards.

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  157. While Hogan had the staying power, I would argue Cyndi Lauper and Wendi Richter deserve equal credit for the initial boom in popularity.

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  158. I thought it was Albano

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  159. Piper was a massive draw and basically got the "Big Event" MTV show/lauper feud over by himself.

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  160. So why doesn't Piper get ripped on for refusing to do jobs? The Clique are assholes but Piper's just being smart?

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  161. nope according to piper it was Blassie

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  162. I thought I remembered Lou from Piper's book - but Blasse sounds right.

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  163. Piper's an asshole too. Just like the Clique. Happy?

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  164. But Shawn was an asshole. He'll be the first to tell you.

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  165. i enjoyed that way too much

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  166. He refused to job to Hulk Hogan. That's like CM Punk refusing to job to HHH. It's one thing to refuse to do jobs, but refusing to job to one of the most powerful guys in the business takes balls and we admire him for his big, stupid balls.

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  167. It's not like Piper hurt Hogan's career or anything.

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  168. Guys, Steve Austin was NOT a great IC champ. Hell, he wasn't even a good one.

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  169. Yeah, Wrestlemania II looked like a dog. Wrestlemania 1 was at least well lit, portions of WM2 just look murky, especially in Chicago.

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  170. Well...I don't know about that. I'm not saying that Goldberg wasn't a one trick pony and that the crowd wouldn't have gotten tired of his act on top at some point. But that wasn't happening in December 1998, and matchups with opponents like Sting, heel Bret, and Flair going after not only the belt but The Streak would definitely have drawn big PPV buys at the time.

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  171. Skydome, The Spectrum in Philadelphia and MSG.

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  172. It was still supposed to be the biggest card of the year. It was a disaster.

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  173. Excluding Rockabilly

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  174. He was a hell of Steve Austin, though.

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  175. No worries, I remember reading about this years after the fact and thinking it made even "Jess Harvey" much less funny.

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  176. I wouldn't say disaster. Just not big-time. Orndorff was Hogan's biggest feud that year and the one everyone remembers. WM2 was more about the Bulldogs than anything else

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  177. I know right? I mean the whole reason I started with that comment with "I hate to be that guy" was I kind of assumed he'd be annoyed if I wasn't as polite as I could be.

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  178. Oh yeah. Looking back I guess they really wanted to take the belt off Rocky as he was tanking, and add another championship to the hot Hart Foundation angle. And it worked!

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  179. It's been on some PodcastOne broadcasts, and also a few documentaries...most recently, the Network Rivalries series with Hulk Hogan.



    Apparently, Piper had his whole gimmick together, with bagpipes and all...and Blassie filled the pipes with toilet paper. You can imagine the scene as Piper is walking in trying to play....and this is his first night in the WWF. So Piper took the whole thing really hard.

    Here you go, brother.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydN75CJNfXg

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  180. Definitely. I wanted him to do well. Then he spoke.

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  181. I still love Susan St. James and her "uh-oh"

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  182. I think Piper was just as much as a delusional ass in his day as the clique were in theirs, FWIW.

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  183. I wish they could do a old school show in a outdoor stadium without the trons or at least the fancy stages and stuff. Just a old school event, with interviews done on the arena steps and John Cena coming out of a helicopter.

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  184. NExt week can we have a Knockouts Fatal Four Way Tag match with Brooke-Taryn/Beautiful People/Sweet Scientists/Cyclists with Phil Keoghan as guest ref?

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  185. On the first big Hogan DVD set, his match with Funk is the only one you can enjoy as a no build wrestling match from the 80's, everything else is flat unless you followed the product then.

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  186. No. I'm here for Microwave Cookery. No, wait.
    [pause]
    Coping with senility.

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  187. The crazy thing is, Joe vs Angle did the best PPV buy they've ever done easily and all they did was hype these two guys training for a month and just put it as two bad asses and we'd have to buy the PPV to see who wins. So simple to do, yet TNA have seemingly done everything in their power to do the opposite of that.

    It's hardly a surprise TNA comes across as WWE-Lite when all the guys they have backstage and in creative are ex-WWE guys who couldn't cut it in the big leagues though.

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  188. And then didn't he immediately turn heel?

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