Sick with the flu--anything good on tonight?
Holy Shit Low Ki on TNA
Ever notice back in the mid-80's whenever the WWE would go to the Rosemont Horizon, the ring would explode after every move, and the ring bell there sounded different than anywhere else.
Awww Mongo vs Goldberg.
Feel like im watching 1992 WCW, can only see first 2 rows on TNA
RUmble 12, 1:06:30
I liked the Funkasaurus Brodus Clay when he first debuted. Way better than him becoming generic monster heel who is pushed for a month and then nothing. At least Brodus Funk was fun for a while.
Taco Friday, oh yeah!
I firmly maintain they need to make Kevin Owens the new Funkasaurus.
What show was Stone Cold booked to lose to the Coach on?
Can't say the guy didn't commit to it that's for sure
Big Show just KILLED him.
Aghh. WWE network won't let me play any archived stuff Ffs. Just says 'video not working'
I wanna say Taboo Tuesday 2005
Yup. He left out of disgust with the JR angle once he realized they weren't planning on bringing him back any time soon
His debut still cracks me up. Tackles Curt Hawkins. "Mah Bad" Looks to the crowd "Should I get hym?"
That's weird, we're all watching stuff right now
It came so far out of the left field that you couldn't help but like it.
Exactly. I figured he was gonna be angry huge guy(and the videos led us to believe that) and then the disco ball shows up and he moonwalks out. It was awesome haha.
Punk-Ziggler! Their RAW match the night after Survivor Series was way better but this is solid too.
It took me forever to realize Cameron was the Melina vs. Alicia Fox chick.
Gonna have to stay late at work because our fucking system is deciding to not process my shit on the first try. Cue the bullshit chant
She should be barred from the business from that moment alone
Ziggler has no heat in this one. Good for him though, he's actually worked through it.
You know guys. There really are some cool bros around here. Enjoy your evenings.
Right around the time Big Johnny got fun.
That match was fantastic. I remember everybody on the blog buzzing about it for a while. Then like a week later they cut Ziggler's hair and made him look like Ted Dibiase Jr. for no reason. Or was that earlier?
What was the supposedly really good Melina/Fox match anyway? Months ago I went back through YouTube and watched like four - I think a Raw one was the best - but none of them were memorable.
I....hmmm..I think it may have been sometime after Mania.That RAW match was sick. There was also a great Rhodes/Orton Smackdown Street Fight the same month.
Amazingly, that was Vince. He was supposed to be a generic monster and then Vince squashed it because he too thought that Clay should have something better. Then it got repackaged when Brodus got a rep for being really great around kids, so dancing gimmick it was, but that was better than the usual GRRR IM A MONSTER type of heel we get all the time
You too. A real bro's bro if there ever was.
It's hard to believe HHH was technically a face for six straight years.
And that he once had long hair.
Sounds like you're about to kill yourself.
I can't believe he has short hair.Kliq guys must have long hair!
Cut off sleeves! Tremendous.
Terrified of getting fired Big Johnny is the best Big Johnny.
There wasn't one. She just picked two Divas out of the air because she had no idea about the business, so of course WWE brings the first eliminated contestant to the majors.
That Performance Review had a dusty finish right? Taker interrupted?
Thought it was quiet over on the other thread...
I was majorly disappointed by this match when it happened because the booking held it back from matching the RAW classic.
Big Johnny up in the Attitude Adjustment calm as a hindu cow is Best Johnny.
Babyface Triple H just never felt right removed from DX.
Nobody ever says this, but the worst thing about being a WWE star would have to be the Make-A-Wish, be-nice-to-the-fans bullshit you have to endure. That's the only reason I would never do it is that crap. I hate people, and I hate kids especially.God forbid you make a star elusive and hard-to-approach, a la Jack Nicholson.
Lol you didn't see James post the new thread?
He had just accepted it.
That's the gig. And probably not the only reason you would never do this crap haha.
Old Warrior 08 HHH felt okay.
I would just leave a loop of Hacksaw Jim Diggan vs Nikolai Volkoff running so when I was finally found they would find it blaring on the tv.
No I have to keep refreshing to get all new posts. I only get like 1 in every 3.
PUNK!! I feel like this is the first Punk match I've seen since he split.
Make-A-Wish would legit suck.Hey wanna meet some really sick kids? They don't have much time left but would love an autograph.How can that not put you in a shitty mood after every damn time?
Cameron's a mediocre looking bitch too. Funny how they always ramble on about "respect for the business" yet she's on the payroll.
Good point. I liked when he was the grizzly veteran up to nefarious tricks in the match with Jeff Hardy at No Mercy
This might actually be the first match I've seen since he split, all the other Rumbles he was in the match.
I like the description of him in 08 as Old Warrior HHH. I agree. He was good in 08.
You'd be more benevolent if you had C4 go off once the police opened your apartment door.
She can't wrestle and Stone Cold took her apart for being a know-nothing...so why and fucking how does she have a gig? Sometimes, this company can go fuck itself with its decisions
I'm pretty jazzed. It's been a while.
Oh, wow, Elizabeth's boobs. Mmmmm...
What you all watching
What if one of those dying kids asked to see your dick as their wish? Pretty awkward. That's John Cena's life. WORD LIFE!
This was the time period where Punk could've taken a shit in the middle of the ring and I still would've given it ****
On the bright (?) side, it let us watch her try to pin Naomi face down."Count it, ref! ...COUNT IT!" "Count what!?"
Actually i got it wrong, it was Johnny in the Go To Sleep with his meme worthy facial expression.
It's funny that Ziggler at this show is basically where Ziggler has been SINCE this show. "He's poised to get to the next level"
Ah. Holed up at work
The Wrestling Classic.
That's the Dolph Ziggler character. That and over the top bumping.
If that guy had deleted his twitter after this show he'd probably be in Seth's spot right now
Well without the meeting sick kids and being overly nice to shithead fans, the job is basically getting paid for road tripping around the States, travelling the world, working out and mostly wrestling NOT on television.That's a cool job.
Last week at work I was in back by the unloaders. "Cult.." came on their radio and I started marking out for Punk.
It's also a hard decision. Do I pull it out, or don't I?
She Jackie Gayda'd her way into the gig no question.
Nice little Flair strut from Dolph. I'm definitely watching their RAW match after this show.
I think you have to. I mean, the kid is gonna be dead soon anyway. I wouldn't let them touch it, but hey. Take a gander. That's a grown man dick.
Little return hair slick from Punk. Damn I miss him.
The guy understood performance art.
90s Lawler's corny jokes were funny because he'd deliver them with a level of flippant audacity that elevated the humor. Now he just lazily tosses shit out.
He's also telling many of the same jokes from the 90's.
Loving this match so far
I'm tellin' ya, something fucking happened to that dude when he left for most of 2001. He came back and slowly regressed as a colour commentator. If he wasn't Jerry Lawler, people would be like "who's the old unfunny cunt?"
I believe this is our last year of thin roster rumbles.
What a powerbomb.
The Kat broke him. The King died of a broken heart and penis.
I only recently realized that Dolph's first and second themes are almost exactly the same aside from the main chorus.
Cabbing it from OIA to the Coliseum Industrial district. Gonna hit a bar and grab some food. Can't wait to see the warriors play live.
Sounds fun who are they playing?
Nice man. I've only been to one Warriors game it was during the Believe Season.
God both stadiums here suck. Hopefully GS will get in the new building soon. Lame its gonna be in sf but oh well.
Raiders Stadium is a dung heap.
Sac town. Hoping for a blowout!
Nice! Enjoy it man, GS right now is fucking crazy
O.co fucking blows. Oracle isn't much better.
Best case scenario: Cousins punches an announcer again.
Holy shit I'm beat. Gimme some pizza and fancy soda STAT.
Literally the worst stadium on the continent, I've been to Kansas City I can say this with certainty.
And then his heart broke... literally.Too soon?
You are living my dream. The two bucket list teams for me to see play in their home stadiums are Golden State and the Mariners.
Art you live in Oakland right? What's a good place by oracle? Me and my friend are thinking either steaks or maybe just start drinking.
Do Cole & Booker T know what "vintage" means?
What if WWE did something out of nowhere and had Cesaro toss Reigns to win the Rumble?
Definitely. Both are junk. You're in my yard so I hope you enjoy your stay and everybody treats you right. Go Warriors!
Lol Big Johnnys not malicious. He's just incompetent.
I'm hoping to go a few more times this year. It just sucks I gotta fly up but this is a special, once in a life, season.
Philly would own their soul to Cesaro.
"Hey Michael, I just finished making this wine three months ago...""VINTAGE WINE!!""No, actua-- never mind."
What's that, admitted rapist?
If cousins punches Jim Barnett I'll rush the court!!
I'm watching 1997 WWF for the first time in my life today. I watched the first two Raws earlier and I'm watching the Rumble now. The HHH promo to start the show was eerily prescient. At one point, he says, "I believe I am the greatest man alive."
Prediction: WM31 will kinda suck/be fairly sucky, but WM32 will be a monster event for the big stadium.
Splash city baby!!!
Not soon enough.
Even numbered WMs tend to better.
Not quite in Oakland but close. There's a Chicken and Waffles joint in Jack London Square I dig and there are a number of restaurants in that area. As for bars I'm the wrong guy to ask but I'm sure there are a number of Liquor Stores that serve your needs haha.
Lmfao Big Johnny!
Good match. Can't touch their RAW match though. That's the gold standard.
Yeah I'll need to check this out, you can tell they're capable of so much more but this got all booking crazy
Time for the most divisive rumble in blog history.
I guess we'll just hop out at the arena and scope it out.
I don't even remeber who wins this but I'll be curious to know why later after it's over hah
The match is from 11 21 11 RAW. Night after SS. They go 20 minutes balls out with no BS booking.
Haha I'm definitely one of the few who ranks it Top 5.
Then when Batista was swapped in, they added Vader and Goldust, and out of spite Batista went over...then JR still wasn't brought back.
Then why do we say, "Hail Satan?"
I don't think it's likely... at all... but I wouldn't rule out them having Big Show win the Rumble, then have the title shot be on the line at Fast Lane against Reigns.
Your Demerol is an advantage for this one. I personally love this one.
> 74. Pat Patterson had a special "relationship" with Jacques Rougeau in the 80's.This Angelfire Wrestling Sleaze page is always worth a laugh
It was the only one people disagreed about in the other thread.
Are the 1997 RAWs up on the Network finally?
Because I shall be.
The Mountie ALWAYS gets his man.
Well, I'd rather BOTH be good.
That was sad Vader falling on his ass wasn't it?
No. I was watching them on that watchwrestling.ch webpage. I wish they were on the Network; it would be much nicer.
I love this one too but I totally can understand why some don't like it.
Just so many fat guys.
Nice little day over here in your neck of the woods art and dbsm. I always remember this place with much worse weather than it has. Probably because we moved after I finished 4th grade.
I know the numbers keep changing, but this numbers video seems the same every year.
Yeah, good point. I'm just going to root for Reigns so I won't be disappointed. I don't know if I'm glass half full or glass half empty.
The only Pizza Hut in my area will take an hour to get here. Fuck. Ah well, at least the Rumble'll pass the time.
I love the weather man. It's usually always in a sweet spot where there's always at least a breeze. Wouldn't trade this weather for anything.
I really feel bad for people who don't have good local pizza.
It's extremely sad. That anyone HAS to wait for a Pizza Hut breaks my heart.
There are other places around, but I'm a picky fuck and have a craving for the cheesesticks above all.
The HHH inclusion is new.
That is the lamest sign ever.
Clown in a Nexus shirt. Odd.
Did anybody tap out from watching last year's PPVs, and at what point?I thought WWE, despite all its problems, had a decent run of shows from WM30 until Lesnar/Cena at NOC, but then I lost all interest after that.I'll watch this upcoming Rumble, MAYBE the PPV in between... ugh, how abysmal it's gotten.
I've watched them all basically, way more wrestling in my life with The Network.
I watched all the shows last year. 2013 I quit after Summerslam and didn't watch another show until the 2014 Rumble.
Watched them all. Gave up on Raw a couple months back.
Miz is sporting an egregious spray tan.
As an anti-social introvert, I miss smackdown on fridays as background noise
Riley says "Going to WrestleMania huh?!" Yeah. To set up the ring you bum.
PPV's themselves have been decent-good. It blows my mind that people somehow still watch RAW weekly. I cannot fathom doing that.
The night after SummerSlam was a turning point for me, as I felt they dropped the ball, and got increasingly worse with each passing week.
This is like the last hurrah for Miz as an uppercarder.
I gave up when Rock bear Punk even though I knew it would happen. I was for sure out when Orton cashed in on Bryan after Bryan beat CENA at Summer Slam. Loved Mania when Bryan finally won. Stopped caring once he got hurt. Haven't really cared about any PPV's since then. Watched Survivor Series with the network. Not sure I'll even watch the Rumble live this year.
Missy Hyatt was like the antithesis of Miss Elizabeth back in the day. Dirty dirty girl...
Florida georgia line was the end for me.
I already like the booking of Miz entering #1 and immediately being faced by scored ex-tag partners.
Yes you will.
What the fuck was that supposed to be?
Still find it frigging weird she wrote to Scott denying she's a nazi
WWE.com's all time 30 Royal Rumble competitors:30) Diesel 29) Mick Foley28) John Studd27) Kofi Kingston26) Brock Lesnar25) Jim Duggan24) CM Punk23) Sheamus22) Roman Reigns21) Yokozuna20) Lex Luger19) The Rock18) Chris Jericho17) Rikishi16) Million Dollar Man15) British Bulldog14) Ric Flair13) Bret Hart12) Big Show11) Edge10) Rey Mysterio9) Randy Orton8) Undertaker7) Batista6) John Cena5) Kane4) Hulk Hogan3) HHH2) Steve Austin1) Shawn MichaelsWho wins that match? Who's missing? (Besides Benoit, obviously)
Yes. Cody teaming up with Miz like a good heel.
Cavs are up 24 on Charlotte with 7 mins left in the 2nd Quarter. LOL.
I miss Jackass Cody pointing at the sign.
Miz creeping up on Cody like a jackal literally seconds into their partnership was funny.
The place that was voted best pizza in Cleveland is right down the street from me. It's terrific.
Actually thinking more about it, they've really been going down since WrestleMania. The follow-up to Brian's title win was weak, then the injury messed everything up. The PPVs were still strong through SummerSlam though. NOC was where they started matching the ever-weakening TV.
Austin won the damn thing 3 times. He has to be #1
Thin roster. This exactly the time to do this kind of Rumble.
Miz was great as a character for like a year and a half.
Oh jesus, Mick is limping out looking...very badStill over as fuck though of course
Awesome. Sure Charlotte sucks but it's great to see them playing like a team again. Without LeBron it felt like the last four years all over again.
This leads to my personal favorite Rumble spot haha.
LeBron got his HGH when he was down in Miami lol. He's been a completely different player since he returned.
He's gotten bigger since he came back from the injury.
Yikes, dude is taking the Erick Rowan stride to the ring.
I watched about the same. I don't think I made it to NOC, though. I think I quit once Bryan got hurt.
I fucking love Ricardo's shitbox!
HAHA I forgot Ricardo coming out in a piece of shit car in his Del Rio-lite ring gear.
LOLA '76 Datsun, Ricardo was goddamn awesome
Personalized license plate!
"Wish he would've bang bang'd himself."Ooh, considering all of Mick's concussions, that could be a really ugly hindsight line.