Monday, January 5, 2015

Monday Night Open Mic

Howdy Blog O'Doomers!

On the thread about the best Wrestlemania builds, I put in my vote for Wrestlemania III and mentioned Hogan and Piper having a "go home" promo where they sort of buried their own personal hatchet. As a promo it was nothing groundbreaking but it was very symbolic and as a young mark seeing the two mortal enemies bury the hatchet without some bullshit hug fest was great. Someone asked for the link to that promo and I found it.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21tink_wwf-superstars-1987-piper-s-pit-with-hulk-hogan_sport

BTW, Piper and Hogan did a bunch of coked-out market-based promos for tag matches in 1992 that are hilarious if you want to look those up.

And tonight's TV schedule:

RAW

No Monday night Football so the NBA has 11 games with Houston-Chicago, Oklahoma City-Golden State and Washington-New Orleans leading the bunch.

One NHL Game: San Jose vs. Winnipeg (you idiot!)

Breaking Bad Mini Marathon on AMC!

New Episode of Gotham

Whatever else you want to watch!

My Rumble choice for tonight is...1998, Fairly run of the mill stuff but Rock does his best to hold things together until Austin enters and Marc Mero is funny in his Marvelous gimmick. Far too many members of Gang Warz though.

2,199 comments:

  1. Right, Gotham tonight. Pretty excited actually. Be nice to catch up with ol Bullock.

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  2. >World Junior Hockey Championship Gold Medal Game - Canada vs Russia


    Raw can go fuck right off.

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  3. Raw better have a good one tonight because next one is Oregon v THE ohio state university for the national title

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  4. Eh, I don't think Raw being good or bad this week will make a big difference, honestly. That game next week is doing ahuge number, regardless.

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  5. I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that tonight's Raw will be the worse episode of the year so far..

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  6. I will bet that the ambulance match will result in a shitty finish

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  7. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 4:51 PM

    Ambrose gets run over by the ambulance.

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  8. He has to change the ambulance's flat tire

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  9. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 4:52 PM

    Calling it now, his next feud will be with Kane.

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  10. The January NBA schedule reminds me of those 1994 Monday Night Raws

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  11. If they can't be compelled to give a shit until playoffs, neither can I.

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  12. Laird tunderin jeazus it's cold out there.

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  13. And windy too...My dog usually farts around when I put him out. Not today, 1 minute he's back on the porch barking to get back in.

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  14. I don't watch any nba until april

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  15. It was 6 today in Rochester.


    6.

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  16. It was 65 here yesterday but 50 today

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  17. Feels like -23 here with the windchill. I'm not sure what that is in American.

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  18. -9F... not bad.

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  19. In the south it's cause for concern. Be safe

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  20. I remember seeing one of those Hogan/Piper tag matches back early '92 here in Pittsburgh. They teamed against Flair and Sid at what I think was only my second live event that I ever attended.

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  21. Southern drivers plus one plow per city = trouble.

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  22. Well, folks, the news isn't good.

    The "medical emergency" I had a week ago was acute pancreatitis I've been given a prescription of stuff to keep it under control, but for now it means I'm missing another week of Raw. I'm sorry to be letting you down like this, guys. Hopefully I'll be back in the saddle soon.

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  23. I could have went to KOTR 98...but my friends were/are dipshits.

    Went to ECW in Erie once, my one friend got tossed for hitting Steve Corino with half a lemon.

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  24. Who the fuck brings half a lemon to a wrestling show?

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  25. No one, it was in the lemonades.

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  26. I just finished watching NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 9. I don't get all the appeal. I think I'm getting too old.

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  27. ...please tell me CNN's shown the Ebert documentary a few times already and I just missed it each time. I swear every time I have it on, they're promoting it for like 3 days from now but then I forget or it just never happens. Is Roger Ebert a sign of my dementia?

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  28. I was at KOTR '98. My grandparents were awesome and surprised me with floor seats about 12 rows behind the commentary table.

    I still vividly remember the Foley/Taker match and many of us thought Foley was dead after that first dive.

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  29. It debuted last night at 9pm eastern. You can find it online fairly easily as well.

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  30. Thanks, will just dl it then. The commercial they just aired for "this Friday" made it sound new again

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  31. Around here it's law that you can't get on the road under certain conditions

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  32. I just finished watching TLC(S) 2014 and the matches were either overbooked or boring. The stairs match was the most pointless match I ever seen. The main event was well worked but that ending was plain awful. The thing that sticks out is that the announcing is just plain atrocious. Could somebody just call the action and analyze what's going on inside the ring instead of wasting time explaining backstories and motivations without any relation to what's going on inside the ring. They seem more concerned trying to sell a match that we are already watching than in calling the action. The announcers are awful, obnoxious, and unbearable. Even people like Sean Mooney and Lord Alfred Hayes at least attempted to call a wrestling match.

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  33. What didn't you like about it?

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  34. If it's like Blackfish, I'm sure they'll show it a lot. Showing these fairly recent documentaries is a lot better for their ratings than random news shows on what would otherwise be slow nights and they still fit fairly well within the CNN brand.

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  35. Tape it up and wrestle, dammit!

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  36. The worst thing about the whole PPV was... that it was just coming off the awesome NXT R-Evolution show and everyone backstage was said to be pumped and really motivated to out perform the developmental team.


    They came no-where close.

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  37. That was hilarious. Like guys like Ryback, Kane, Rowan and Big Show could come anywhere near the workrate of some of the best guys in the world.

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  38. WOW! I'm watching the square on Netflix right now. They have footage of the protesters in Egypt being run over by tanks, and pictures of people flattened out by tanks but still alive, its horrifying. And then they have footage of inside the hospital with the secret police there trying to tell families they can't get an autopsy done and the hospital throwing out the police and trying to convince the families to do it because it was obvious they were run over by tanks and there needed to be a record. This shit is crazy.

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  39. They booked Ryback to go nearly 15 I think...WTF

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  40. Anyone else has Stuart Scott burnout? I feel like such a jerk b/c I'm tired of hearing about him, but there has been no escape for the last 36 hours.

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  41. I'm thinking your health takes priority here, hoss. Not like this is a paying gig.

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  42. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:31 PM

    It will also be THE BEST!

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  43. Ambulance Match: Because WWE just doesn't get it.

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  44. I feel like Marv Cresto would love this movie because it basically shows some #occupy peeps getting a little early success and then getting horrifically beaten and killed into a dose of reality.

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  45. I missed the PPV.. and until I saw your post I had totally forgotten about it. Couldn't care less at this point.

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  46. Yup, I loved the guy, but I've heard enough.

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  47. I think that's a natural, very honest response. I watched one five-minute video on Sportscenter and I've stayed away from ESPN since. I don't blame them but my response when a death happens in the media is to acknowledge, celebrate and then move forward.

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  48. Take care of your health condition and do exactly what your doctor tells you to.

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  49. I actually enjoyed the Ryback-Kane chairs match better than most but they could have taken time from that and the stairs match (really horrible match) and added it to the Swagger-Russev match, which had the outline of a good match but they were only given less than five minutes to do it in.

    The main event would have been better if Ambrose either missed his final leap from the ladder or if Wyatt blocked Ambrose's leap (probably safer) then pinned Ambrose. It would have told the story of how the babyface's desire to inflict punishment on his opponent cost him the match.

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  50. The show was up for free on some site so I decided to watch.

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  51. Can someone please explain to me why White guys wear summer shorts with a winter coat when it's cold outside? I don't know about you but when my legs are cold, my whole body is cold..

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  52. I don't think I really like the "NJPW style". It felt as though a lot of the matches (the opener especially, but I also felt it about the main event) were just guys performing risky moves because they look cool as opposed to fitting them into a story.


    It's not the first time I've watched recent NJPW and I had similar feelings in the past. I did like Ibushi/Nakamura as I felt everything they did had purpose, meaning and made sense. I also liked the match between the heavyweights just hitting the hell out of each other.

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  53. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:36 PM

    LOLZ

    Taken from NEWZ site:

    "The Paper Cutz comic producers have been informed by WWE that CM Punk must be removed from all future re-prints of the graphic novels that they have released with WWE Superstars and storylines.

    The issues with Punk in them are currently out of print but would still be available at some stores across the country. WWE told Paper Cutz that Punk must be edited out of the stories that he's in for any future re-prints.

    WWE does not have the rights to use Punk's name and image but having him edited out of a story seems like a big move, similar to having him edited off an old pay-per-view DVD. No word yet on which Superstar will be replacing Punk in the Paper Cutz comics."


    /thievery


    The second storyline had CM Punk ALL OVER IT, which was weird, since it was printed LONG after CM Punk left. That should be fun.

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  54. Holy shit the cops gassed a hospital, wow lol

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  55. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    I don't give a shit! Clap! Clap! Clap, Clap, Clap! I don't give a shit! Clap! Clap! Clap, Clap, Clap!

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  56. Might have to give that a watch. Netflix has been on fire with the documentaries lately, They uploaded quite a few episodes of Frontline, and as I'd never watched the show before, I was struck by how damn good, and indeed, how horrific, some of their documentaries were. The Ebola/Boko Haram episode in particular was hard to watch, but very well done.

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  57. So odds are 1-1000000000000000000000000000000000000 that RAW opens with a 20 minute Authority promo

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  58. I will usually seek PPVs out using completely legal alternatives, but this time I didn't even bother.

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  59. Get well soon- there's some Z-Packs waiting for you.

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  60. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SN_uK-11CJk

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  61. Not familiar with the comics so who knows if he's already in, but they should replace him with Ryback...even better if Ryback's already in it and just have two Rybacks

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  62. Nope. I'm betting it will be THIRTY minutes long. They have to rub in in our faces, and they will seek revenge on guys like Ziggler and bring them out one at a time.

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  63. -40 with the wind chill over here.

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  64. Hoping the Ducks take it. Enough with Ohio State,

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  65. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:39 PM

    A little low...

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  66. I cannot speak for my people on this one... but me personally, my legs don't get that cold. I'll wear shorts and sandals in the wintertime to play volleyball, but have a fleece coat on.


    Now how come black guys are such fast runners, but the slowest fucking walkers?

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  67. Zigger is going to have to get his jobbing boots on tonight

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  68. We want Grumpy Cat! We want Grumpy Cat!

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  69. Good call. The only matches really worth watching is the opener Dolph Ziggler vs Luke Harper, and the main event, Ambrose vs. Wyatt, which was really good until that groan-inducing ending.

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  70. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:41 PM

    I know Ryback was used in the first arc, can't remember if he made an appearance in the big Punk-centric second arc, though.

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  71. Odds on a handicap match: 3-1

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  72. You'd run fast too if the cops were chasing you..

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  73. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:42 PM

    Sorry, I'm sitting tonight out. As bad as shit is, I don't need to watch something that will upset me, and I'd rather watch Love Boat reruns than a Triple H promo.

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  74. What about Love Boat reruns starring Tugboat?

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  75. Yeah you're right:


    Cena - Handicap match with Seth Rollins, Joey Mercury, Jamie Noble IN THIS VERY RING


    Ziggler - The DEMON KANE!!!


    Rowan - THE BIG SHOW! NO HOLDS BARRED!


    Daniel Bryan - You're still a B+ player! You're entering the Royal Rumble #1!


    And don't think we forgot about you, THE VIGILANTE STING!

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  76. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    I just got a tingle in my special place...

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  77. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Because guys who wear shorts are douchenozzles?


    #PastyWhiteThighs4Ever

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  78. Don't worry everyone! RAW is saved! Booker T is doing commentary!!

    Shucky ducky, indeed.

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  79. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    Quack, quack, mother fucker!

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  80. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:47 PM

    *Gunshot*

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  81. Why do I have such an ominous shitty feeling heading into Raw?

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  82. Muscle memory.

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  83. Waiters traded to Thunder. Cavs acquire JR Smith. Reggie Jackson possibly to Knicks.

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  84. Shumpert to Cavs as well.

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  85. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    The end of last week's episode does not bode well for this week or next. The only saving grace is we're building to the Rumble and D-Bry is back.

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  86. It's scary how realistic your predictions are.

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  87. I'm with you, brother. This story that they've been leaking about a "big angle" the first Monday of January is totally going to end up being HHH vs. Sting, staring at each other(!!!) and I'm really not feeling that.

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  88. Mr. October to the Knicks?! He might be able to save them.

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  89. Grab a Z-Pak and walk it off.

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  90. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:53 PM

    Get ready to restart Daniel Bryan vs. The Authority!

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  91. WAT DA HAYELL is up with your spelling of that phrase?

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  92. Are they gonna give him an on-screen girlfriend? Paige perhaps? So that he can truly be emasculated when Kane beats the shit out of him and Cena has to save his 'lil buddy', and promptly runs off with his girl.

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  93. Larry Sanders does not want to play basketball anymore.

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  94. Sure to be lots of D-Bry losing to Kane and Show via shenanigans!

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  95. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:55 PM

    Because the WWE is a fountain of suck?

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  96. He was a pretty good talk show host. He should go back to doing that.

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  97. Sure to be lots of Stephanie McMahon towering over Bryan, breathing like a horse through her nostrils. FUN.

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  98. I haven't seen the show but I've felt a bit the same way. I watched some of the recent G-1 climax shows and I liked individual matches here and there but in small doses. Watching entire shows I don't enjoy as much.

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  99. Apparently, the Rosebuds don't understand the word "pose."

    Kitten girl has one helluva rack though.

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  100. JR Smith to the Cavs is hilarious

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  101. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    I don't want to watch wrestling anymore.

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  102. MikeyMike, JuggernautJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    Happy about that. Not so much JR

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  103. I read that earlier.


    He'll be changing his tune once he uses up a million or so in a month.

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  104. Glass half full kind of guy?

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  105. Well, off to write BoD RAW. Will be popping in periodically.

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  106. Hate my fucking job. This was one of those days where I was fighting the urge to quit just about every moment I was there.


    #BillsToPay

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  107. I really wanted to make this joke.

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  108. Sexy Flexy Biff KensingtonJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:57 PM

    Biff. New Title. Hookers. Make. It. Happen.

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  109. One head case for another.

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  110. Extant1979 - Mr. Cable AccessJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    The glass is there. It has some stuff in it.


    Honestly, I typed that before I remembered that Trips and Stephanie were back, and as soon as I remembered that, I got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach.


    I'll agree with your earlier assessment.

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  111. BoD Hookers and Blow Championship?

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  112. LeBron shooting him death stares is going to be hilarious

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  113. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 5, 2015 at 5:58 PM

    Please let Laughing Sting know I'm not interested.

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  114. They actually got worse by trading Waiters. Remarkable

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  115. Erry day, homie. Chase your dreams.

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  116. Last word by Dean tonight will be "CLEAR!"

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  117. They act like a team that's tanking

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  118. I heard he has a plan but I don't know what will happen next.


    HINT HINT

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  119. Stranger in the AlpsJanuary 5, 2015 at 6:00 PM

    Will somebody PLEASE stop "Man in the Mirror" from playing??

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  120. Ambulance will explode Vince's limo style.

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  121. Who in their right mind trades for JR Smith to get better?

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  122. Then. Now. Undoing Two Months Because Fuck You, That's Why.

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  123. I'm looking for that man

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  124. He's asking me to change my ways.

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  125. Man, it's gonna happen.


    Opening promo is being setup...

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  126. I really have an itch to change things up, but not exactly in the mood to go back to school and already pretty degreed short of a phd hunt.

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  127. LULZ reminder of Cena saying "nobody wanted him to get to the top" last week

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  128. It's really hard to get invested in anything when you know they're just going to do that.

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  129. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    The ultimate burial.

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  130. Man. I had a horrible fucking nightmare last week. I dreams we got THE AUTHORITY back in a really forced, abrupt way.


    :: watching Raw intro ::


    fuck.

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  131. Over/Under on the opening promo: 25.5 minutes

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  132. Fucker keeps trying to take my ice cream.

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  133. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:02 PM

    WWE, we only remember storylines when it apples to people we like.

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  134. I hope Ziggles and their entire SS team pounds the dogfuck out of Cena...but the odds of that are less than no 20 minute Authority promo.

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  135. I thought you were going to say that you got locked in the Ice Cream Deprivation Chamber with nothing but Yanni music and unflavored low-fat frozen yogurt.

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  136. Predictions for tonight??


    30 Minute Promo from the Authority.
    The Authority booking revenge matches.
    Backstage segments with the Authority getting their asses kissed.

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  137. OMG full intro!

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  138. ..random but if THIS is how they turn Cena heel, are we placated or repulsed because it's done to keep HHH and friends front and center?

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  139. See, if I was Cena, I'd be all like 'Psyche', pull Edge out, and run like fuck.

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  140. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    First time in a year we get the intro?

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  141. Shit.


    I'd tear out my own throat with my thumbnail.

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  142. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:03 PM

    And pyro?

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  143. Is that "wrestlers shouting" intro a new thing? I don't remember seeing it before.

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  144. Ziggler really could be a great Ventura "He's Right, You Know" Heel out of Cena the backbone-less puss.

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  145. Oh wow, this is the first time I've seen the RAW intro in forever... when did it change to this Tonight's the Night crap?

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  146. This is why you're here and not there.

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  147. That's hell I just described.

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  148. Seriously, they're ALWAYS in Corpus Christy, TX.

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  149. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    New Day sighting.

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  150. Interesting...you're going to be able to stream ESPN for $20 a month.

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  151. LOL, all the faces are going to officially let Cena off the hook in public so don't you dare blame him, fans.

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  152. *facepalm*


    Cena leading anything is just bad story telling.

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  153. Darren Young looks different... way less gay.

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  154. Yet they never have RAW in Boston anymore.

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  155. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:04 PM

    Raw 1000.

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  156. Yeah they are... It's not that great a crowd if I remember...

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  157. That, and I don't own anything yellow

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  158. Why didn't these guys do this last year?

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  159. holy crap what is this crap?

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  160. So, are the cable people ok with this? Isn't this why people were pissed at Vince?

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  161. They cheer for anything WWE wants them to?

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  162. and why would the heels care? This is terrible hot garbage.

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  163. I like Sin Cara front and center getting maximum face time

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  164. "But then I did it, ain't I great? Wait, what was I talking about? LINE"

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  165. Goddammit, John. You didn't hav-


    oh, fuck it. Never mind. Babble on, CenaMan.

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  166. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©January 5, 2015 at 6:05 PM

    He's slowly looking like Justin Gabriel.

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  167. Adam Rose earnestly and solemnly sucking his lollipop there.

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  168. Haha, that's a good explanation for "why didn't Cena just kick these dorks' asses like he's done over and over and over?"

    Not.

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  169. So....why doesn't everybody in the ring attack HHH at once, and put him out once and for all.

    Oh, logic and all that

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  170. I like the idea that not every heel is pro-Authority

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  171. He might get injured from that.

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  172. Ontario. About 8 hours away from Winnipeg.

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  173. And how the hell did Sin Cara get a spot behind Cena?

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  174. I guess only Dish will offer it..

    http://gizmodo.com/you-can-now-stream-espn-on-the-web-for-20-a-month-1677531245/+kylenw

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  175. Adam Rose sucking a lollipop in the background like he doesn't care was funny.

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  176. Or a desire to be forbidden from using an ice pack.

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