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The PG Era Rant: Main Event, 1.13.15

So with my health issues basically relegating me to early rest 9 times out of 10, plus the fact that this past few weeks have made it clear I'm in for more of everything I hate (McMahons and various Attitude Era superstars named Paul), I've decided to save my sanity and make a permanent trade. Matt Perri already did Raw recaps for his own blog, so doing them here is no big deal. Meanwhile, I'm going to watch more wrestling for wrestling's sake by hitting up the B Shows: Main Event and Superstars. Yes! Someone will admit to watching Superstars!

Anyway, this report comes on a slight delay because PSN. Sony: Power to the [offline].

The PG Era Rant for Main Event, January 13, 2015.

ALMOST LIVE from Baton Rouge, LA.

Your hosts are Tom Phillips and JBL. We meet again, Bradshaw.


MATCH: Goldust and Stardust v. Los Matadores. An inset promo reveals that the Brothers Dust are in the Rumble match. Primo and Goldust start, and Goldust throws El Torito off the apron. Primo is royally pissed and attacks, but after some back and forth, Primo gets a rollup on Gold and a clothesline on Star. Primo vaults over the ropes and clears both guys, but Stardust with the Disaster Kick to send him to the floor. Goldust tosses Primo into the barricade, and back in, he gets two. Stardust in, and he stomps the abs before giving the sign of the Star. This gets two (the stomping, I presume). Stardust with a butterfly lock, but Primo fights out only to run into a sliding uppercut. Stardust charges and is dumped. Hot tag Epico, and he goes nuts with back elbows. He puts the brakes on, then sets Goldust up for the Austin Straddle and flying sunset flip for two. He goes after Stardust, which allow Goldust to knee in the back and choke away. Torito's on the apron to rally the team, so Goldust grabs him only to get headscissored. No DQ there because he had it coming, and Primo with a cradle for the win at 4:02. 3/4* Also, I think I got Primo and Epico backwards.

Okay, now's as good a place as any to describe a concept I'm going to keep track of here: the Losers' Title! Just like Scott Keith did back in his e-fed days – and I bet he thought no one remembered – we will keep track of who the Ultimate Loser in WWE is. According to Boston-based fanblog Sons of Sam Horn, we start with Adam Rose holding the Scarlet L. Here are the rules:

  • The title is “defended” in any match – singles, multi-man, or tag.
  • It is “passed on” if the current holder gets the pin in the match. His tag partner cannot “lose” the L for him, nor does it count if he's not involved in a triple-threat decision.
  • If the Losers' Champion does not “defend” his “title” in 30 days, it reverts to the loser of the Main Event main event. By coincidence, advertising here says Rose is in that, too!
  • And before anyone asks, the Losers' Title is for men only. Like Divas would ever main event even a B show.

Got all that? Good.

Main Event is not on WWE Network next week for some reason (and, as I later find out, may not be on WWE Network in the future due to Sky Sports), so instead, Santino will be hosting a Royal Rumble pre-show. Oh, fine, I'll cover it.

MATCH: The Ascension v. This Guy and That Guy. Because some NXT traditions must be upheld. Ascension calls out the Road Warriors and says there are no more great tag teams of the past, because they're the one Tag Team of the Future. Viktor beats up This Guy to start with European Uppercuts, then Konnor tags in and it's a double-team. Konnor goes clubbering in the corner, and Viktor pounds away before clotheslining This Guy out of the ring. Konnor tags in and throws This Guy around before knocking That Guy off the apron. Another clothesline follows, then Viktor tags in for a double-team hiptoss-flapjack thing. Fall of Man ends it at 1:47.

Your first Thursday SmackDown main event: Daniel Bryan's grand return against Kane.

RAW RECAP: John Cena wasn't allowed to overcome the odds when for once he honestly should have, as a bazillion heels beat him up and the Authority won... but not before Kane and Big Show saved the day. Because heaven forbid anyone who wasn't in the WWE in 2000 get over. I'm telling you now, the only real conclusion of this is that Vince McMahon steps in and either re-instates the Corpus Christi Trio or has Sting do it for him. Both of which make the wrestlers seem impotent compared to the McMahons, so I hate it. You tell me if that makes sense.

Anyway, then we had the contract signing, where a fight broke out and (interestingly) Rollins stood tall. But he couldn't get a clean win earlier in the night?

MATCH: Rusev v. Justin Gabriel. Gabriel sticks and moves, but gets caught and pummeled. Kicks in the corner, but Gabriel fires off with forearms. Gabriel slips out the back of a slam, getting a calf kick and big chop, but his leg is caught. He escapes an elbowdrop, but Rusev reverses to a Hammer Throw and smacks Gabriel upside the head. Back in, Rusev with a series of elbowdrops and a headbutt, into a cobra clutch. Rusev rides him down and headbutts him repeatedly, but Gabriel tries to fight back. Jawbreaker rattles Rusev, who misses a blind charge. Warrior's Way by Gabriel starts a comeback, into a springboard clothesline. He tries something off the top and is caught in a powerbomb, and Rusev Crush ends it at 3:49. Some good big/little stuff here. *1/4 Rusev lands his leaping superkick for no reason after the match.

Your first inductee into the Hall of Fame for the Class of 2015 is RANDY SAVAGE. As we all knew.

Raw Reunion in Dallas next week!

MAIN EVENT: Kofi Kingston, Big E, and Xavier Woods v. Tyson Kidd, Cesaro, and Losers' Champion Adam Rose. To let you know how much of a nerd I am, when I heard Kidd and Cesaro say they're the “Masters of the Universe”, I didn't think He-Man; I thought Bonfire of the Vanities. Rose and Kofi start. Kofi gets a go-behind, but Rose turns it into a top wristlock. Kofi reverses it and gets a splash for one, but Rose escapes. Kidd doesn't do much better, and Big E and Kofi do the T&A tag team, followed by a wheelbarrow splash from Woods/E. Kidd recovers and slams Woods into the corner, but a blind charge eats boot and the Honor Roll gets one. Woods clears the heel corner, but Kidd throws him into the bottom rope and out. Rose slams Woods into the apron, and back in, it gets one. The heels triple-team Woods, leading to a Kidd slingshot into a Cesaro uppercut for two as we go to break.

We return with Rose working a sleeper on Woods, but a suplex is reversed by Woods to a small package for two. Rose prevents the hot tag, and Kidd pounds away in the corner. Cesaro adds a choke, and Kidd does a boot choke and legdrop as Cesaro adds a hesitation dropkick. Back in, it gets two. Cesaro works the sleeper, but Woods pounds out and wins a slugfest. Cesaro cuts Big E out, but Woods with an enzuigiri that dazes Cesaro. Hot tag Kofi, who runs over Kidd and ends with the Boom Drop. Running knees in the corner sets up a trip to the top, but he takes Rose out before landing a springboard crossbody for two. Cesaro tags himself in, and that allows Kofi to leap right into Swiss Death. It gets two. Forearms to the head, and Big E is again knocked off the apron. GIANT SWING OF DOOM ends with a Kidd dropkick, but Woods saves. He's dumped, but Kofi with a cradle for two. FINALLY, Big E gets in and pounds Cesaro down hard before catching Kidd with a uranage and Cesaro with a Greco-Roman suplex and Ultimate Splash on both men. Sorry for the run-on sentence there. Big Ending try, but Rose tags himself in. Big E catches Rose and suplexes him for two, Cesaro saves. Wods with a wheelbarrow facejam to Cesaro, but Kidd kicks him in the jaw. Trouble in Paradise takes Kidd out, but Cesaro suplexes him to the floor. Rose with a spinebuster on Big E for two. Rose runs into a lariat from Big E, and the New Day takes EVERYONE out (Big E spears Rose through the ropes, Kofi with a plancha to Kidd, Woods with a senton to Cesaro). Back in, Midnight Hour ends Rose at 11:02. Good finish to a decent match. And Rose is still wearing the Scarlet L. **1/4

Looks like I might have to find Hulu Plus for next week's show. Until then, see you for Superstars!


Comments

  1. Feel better man. Welcome back!

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  2. Enjoyed this. Main Event is usually pretty watchable.

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  3. Fans all around the world will mark their calendars and never forget the day that Roman Reigns recited Jack and the Beanstalk live here on The Warzone!

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  4. That's the best one yet.

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  5. Glad you're sticking around. Thanks for the review.

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  6. I don't think the IDEA of the gimmick was awful, particularly by mid-'90s WWF standards. But Douglas being forced into that dull monotone (supposedly based on a teacher Vince had) and dumb "grades" ("TT--for a TERRIBLE TWOSOME"...oooh!) just killed it. Eventually Shane did seem to get his way and start cutting more Franchise-like promos, but by then it was too late.


    I know Douglas also hated his ring gear, and it's hard to blame him for that, either.


    That said, in another world the gimmick could have at minimum been at least as successful as the wrestling tax collector or wrestling mountie.

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  7. So "fuck. Definition. A word I use to make it sound like I can cut a promo"?

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  8. Hearing about him getting verbally torn apart by Yoko on the Europeon Tour bus for complaining about being hurt is still hilarious to me

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  9. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:24 PM

    "ECW Legend" and "small-time" are not mutually exclusive

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  10. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:26 PM

    Ya know, I get that Shane Douglas was a prick and was not nearly the star he probably thought he was.....but where does Sean fucking Waltman get off? It's not like that dude was any bigger or any more proven. I'm no fan of Douglas, but the dude had at least done OK in WCW and ECW previously. Kid was only a "somebody" backstage because he was buddies with the top guys

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  11. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:27 PM

    But to be fair, who the fuck is Sean Waltman, other than the friend of the actual stars?

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  12. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:28 PM

    I dig it

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  13. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:29 PM

    Yeah, I mean they want you to "grab brass rings" and other such nonsense, but you also can't come off as overly-confident either. It's kind of laughable

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  14. To be honest, Shane had his best ECW match ever right before he jumped with the Sandman. Watched it on the Network not too long ago. Not sure how he went from that match to his subpar matches with Razor.

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  15. Andy - glad to have you back. I think this show and superstars, being shorter in length, play more to your style of writing (longer descriptions). This was good.

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  16. The number of injuries Shawn took time off for

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  17. Waltman could go in the ring when he was young. That he got in good and got lazy doesn't change that.

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  18. He should be commended for gaining a crippling opiate addiction?

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  19. One of the best workers in the company?

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  20. That's not how the WWF worked or any other job. Some start at zero and others don't. UT came in to a huge push. Not sure what his locker room attitude was but he didn't start at zero. Razor didn't start at zero either.

    This stuff is selectively applied to guys they don't like. If they, or anyone here doesn't like Douglass then they are free to say that. No need to make up reasons to justify behavior and feelings.

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  21. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Sure he could go. He was a strong worker back then. But let's not pretend he earned his own political clout or would have been anything more than "a good hand" if he wasn't buddies with Shawn, Nash, & Hall

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  22. Mentioning those NWA champions by name and giving the false sense that Douglas was proud to be part of that heritage was the whole point of the promo. It wasn't cheap heat, it was Douglas showing that the NWA era was over, because his character wasn't similar to the people he named. And there was no trash can.


    Say whatever about Douglas the person and his later work, but that promo remains awesome.

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  23. The word you're looking for is synonymous.

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  24. Strangely he couldn't work through the pain of dropping a title.

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  25. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:09 PM

    I know that wins/losses don't matter on a show no one is watching, but the Rhodes Bros. jobbing to los Matodres sounds rough. Remember when no one wanted Goldust & Cody to split for a singles feud because they were so over as a tag team?

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  26. The big plus for Dean in ECW was that he could draw heel heat with a bunch of smart fans who wanted to like anti-heros. I think only him, Raven and Bubba Ray Dudley consisting strong heel heat. It put him in a unique place in ECW. In WWF and the more traditional booking, his limitations were exposed.

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  27. Damon Sandow did it so much better.

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  28. Kid was the worker and they would typically put new workers with him as an evaluation.

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  29. Shane Douglas is a legend in his own mind.

    Funny thing is, he isn't even the second, third, fourth, fifth, or sixth guy I think of when I think about ECW. Sabu, Sandman, RVD, Taz, Dreamer, Dudleys, are all arguably more important to the story of ECW. Douglas was gone from July 95 until January 96, then he was gone again from April 99 to the bitter end, so he missed a lot of the good years.

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  30. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:15 PM

    That'll do

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  31. Please continue to rest and get better. I'm going to sound like a religious evangelist who just won't let it go, but if you want to enjoy wrestling for wrestling' sake, try PWG. It's literally perfect.

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  32. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:16 PM

    That's like Cesaro having stroke backstage. Or Benoit having influence in WCW's lockerroom in 1997. Being a great worker doesn't mean the guy should have make-or-break influence over other dudes backstage. He wasn't some proven draw or a guy who earned that kind of sway

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  33. All I'm saying is that "you missed a lot of time due to injuries" isn't really an accurate criticism of the guy.

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  34. I don't think anyone was...?

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  35. To be fair to WWF. According to Foley, the first gear they gave him, was awful. He went to Vince. Explained why it wouldn't work. Vince agreed and they came up with the brown suit, which wasn't awful. They also tried to strap Mason the Mutilator on him. Steve Austin was able to make some changes to his original costume.


    Even Hunter said he turned down the first name they gave him and came up with something better and this was far before he had any pull. From all the stories I've heard, Vince was more than willing to work on a gimmick with you if you went up to him and talked through it.

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  36. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:21 PM

    Not you, I mean that he apparently did wield some influence because of who his buddies were, not because he was a good worker. That's all

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  37. I'm afraid I got some bad news, this is your first and last WWE Main Event review.


    According to rumors this is the last Main Event. Maybe you could review the matches of WWE Superstars instead.

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  38. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:23 PM

    Yeah, I agree. I think of all those guys before him too. No way in hell I think of him as the "franchise" of anything.

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  39. No, but if he said you were a terrible worker, because he knew the difference, people would listen to him. And he DID know the difference.

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  40. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:27 PM

    I'm a fan of stables usually, but the Triple Threat was an odd concept. Whereas the Horsemen were generally led by the best worker of the group (Flair), the Triple Threat was usually Douglas alligning himself with workers better than himself. Benoit & Malenko in the first incarnation. When he relaunched it, at least Brian Lee was a shittier worker than him. Candido was better by a little bit. Then you get Lance Storm and BamBam, where Douglas becomes the third best yet again.

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  41. I never thought Douglas or the gimmick was that bad to be honest. Maybe I'm just bias, as I have utter disdain for The Kliq. It's not just Douglas (who is easy to dislike) they screwed over. Any group that includes Kevin Nash that decides Vader can't go has major credibility issues. I also think Scott Hall's "mind for the business" is extremely overrated. People always talk about how he'd be a great booker. His idea of booking is to be have cool heels dominate and get cheered and make the babyfaces look like idiots. Come to think of it, that must be where HHH gets it from. Sean Waltman is the only one of them I can stand, but let's face it; any other great worker that had his body would never have had the push he did w/ out the kliq.

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  42. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:30 PM

    Yep, if Waltman isn't their buddy, he is an early "vanilla midget" by Nash's standards and probably nothing more than enhancement talent.

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  43. Sooooooooo funny!!

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  44. Douglas has more upside than a young Paul Levesque in 1995, but you see how things happen when you carry the main eventers bags and drive them home when there drunk

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  45. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:33 PM

    His WCW run was weird because he made sense as a logical opponent for Ric Flair, but there just were not going to be WCW fans who would cheer him over Flair. Douglas was pretty much just a guy and Flair was beloved as a heel or face in WCW, so the "real life animosity" was never going to translate well into an angle, unless you went full-heel with Douglas and had him troll WCW fans

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  46. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:34 PM

    Can you imagine the parallel universe where Shane Douglas had stuck around, got the big push, piped the boss's daughter, and become COO? 48-time world champion Shane Douglas walking around in suits and booking himself over people for decades.

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  47. WatercoolersandAirportsJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:40 PM

    OH...MY...GOD I actually AGREE with you on something STOP THE RIDE I WANT OFF!!!!

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  48. WatercoolersandAirportsJanuary 13, 2015 at 9:44 PM

    Nash ALWAYS jumps at chance to contradict himself whenever the subject of Waltman comes up.

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  49. Waltman had other supporters outside of the Klique. Bret was actually very vocal in support of him early on and even went out of his way to push for their World Title match on RAW so he could make Waltman look great. Everyone knew he could go, so he would've made it regardless. If anything, I think the Klique derailed his career with the drugs and booze. Compare Waltman early in his WWF run to his WCW run. Now imagine that earlier Waltman, still healthy and coherent, in WCW's cruiserweight division circa '96 with Rey, Malenko, Jericho, and the luchadors to work with. The guy would've been christened a god by the Internet.

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  50. Storm was never officially a member, if I remember correctly. There was always tension between him and the group because of the weird feuding partners thing he had going with Candido.

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  51. Bad News MyronB...or MyronBadNews maybe?

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  52. Shane was hurt more by the light blue singlet than he was hurt by the Dean character or the clique

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  53. What does proven draw have to do with anything? Kid could work with anyone and they would throw new guys in with him to see what they had. What is the big deal?

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  54. A few have said that about Waltman, good guy and good worker that always surrounds himself with the wrong people. It's a shame, I agree he could have been so much more.



    As for Douglas, he was a fine wrestler in the mid-90s. Soon after that, he got rough with injuries and his issues and such. A lot of the hate he gets is dumb, but so much group mentality in wrestling, so whatever.

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  55. Oh cmon, I think it's all a big exaggeration about how bad those guys were treated. I mean, it's not like The Kliq ran a train on Candidos girlfriend while he was out wrestling.

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  56. Please point me to the quote where Nash says Waltman should have been pushed to the top of a promotion.

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  57. People overestimate Kliq's influence. Vince was going to do what he wanted to do no matter what.

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  58. I think they're trying to get Rusev's superkick over, 3rd consecutive segment where he's concluded with it. And LANA continues to be used less and less... may be approaching time to break them up. If LANA becomes a face and uses her normal southern God-loving voice, I'll cry. :(

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  59. There has never been as unimportant a guy who gets discussed more frequently and in more detail than Shane Douglas. The man is a human footnote. His mark on wrestling was like footprints on the beach, easily forgotten and washed away.

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  60. Hope you feel better Andy.

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  61. Look, I may occasionally mock him (THE FRENCHFRIES!!!), but I will always like Douglas. He carried ECW through its early stages until more interesting guys like Cactus, Raven, and Sandman took center stage. He was also a fantastic obnoxious heel. One of my FAVORITE ECW angles is Douglas' first exit from the company in 1995. He's locked in a feud with Sandman who is also locked into another feud with Cactus Jack, and Cactus and Douglas are long-time friends but have tension because they both want Sandman's ECW Title. Anyway, Douglas is on his way out and everyone knows it. So instead of helping Cactus to win the ECW Title, even after they've reconciled, he purposely helps Sandman win the match just to troll the ECW fans who have been riding his ass all night. Yeah, it's fantastic booking, but Douglas sells the whole thing beautifully. It's up on the network right now if you want to watch it.

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  62. No, the idea was awful. It didn't work in '95 for Douglas. It didn't work again in '06 for Matt Striker. It wouldn't work if they tried it again today. No one cares about a wrestling teacher. It's a stupid idea.

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  63. I think that Shane Douglas was a dick and all of the other guys were all dicks too. They all met at that time and in that place, and Shane was sort of a lone wolf dick while the clique was a gang of dicks so they had the power. The clique was a bunch of dicks to begin with, and they really didn't like Douglas because HE was a dick, and so they ganged up on him to really pile on the dickery.

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  64. But which dick was bigger?

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  65. Because of Sky wwe are taking this off the network. So that's even less new content for you £9.99 when it launches in the UK.

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  66. WatercoolersandAirportsJanuary 13, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Listen to his shoot interviews "Benoit and Jericho were Vanilla midgets BUT Waltman man he could go with ANYBODY and could've been used a lot better"

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  67. We essentially saw that reality with Jarrett in TNA

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  68. You ain't kidding, because look at how Hunter was lighting up the ring when he first came in.


    ZZZZZZZzzzzzzzz....

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  69. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieJanuary 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM

    Genius trade, one of your better reviews cause of the length

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  70. Douglas should have started copying Jarrett.

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  71. Well Sunny DID ride it out.

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  72. Best thing he ever did.

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  73. Kevin Nash and Shawn Michaels giving someone shit for not working through an injury is the literal definition of irony.


    If you looked up irony in the dictionary, you would see a picture of Shawn Michaels yelling at Shane Douglas while he's limping on the wrong leg and complaining about 37 marines kicking his ass. And Nash is lying in bed over in the corner complaining about heart pains right after he finds out he has to job to someone.

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  74. I don't know man. Before drugs, injuries, banging that dude Chyna, all that, Waltman could really go in the ring.

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  75. Agreed. 4 out of the 5 members were also better than average - excellent workers, and all 5 of them were heavy students of the game. It's probably the same reason Jericho rubbed people wrong when he showed up (he glosses over this a bit in his book, but he mentions being a bit full of himself when he arrived). The difference of course being that Jericho persevered and earned people's respect whereas Douglas blamed everyone else for his problems.

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  76. Perhaps Douglas rubbed Nash off the wrong way when he took his Dean gimmick too far and corrected Nash that "play" is not an adjective.

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  77. lol, if you're gonna make up Nash quotes, it's probably a good idea to not use them on someone has has watched every shoot Nash has done.

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  78. AS GOD IS MY WITNESS, THE AUDIENCE'S EARDRUMS HAVE BEEN BROKEN GOD-DAMNED IN HALF

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  79. Some accounts seem to indicate he was tight with them for a brief period. Given he was close to Bigelow, who hated the Kliq, it could've been a matter of him arriving thinking he didn't have to kowtow to them backstage or in the ring.

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  80. Famously, the writers of the Sopranos would base their dialogue off of how the actor's actually spoke. If Vince and co. did that, Reigns would not be saying stuff like "suffering succotash, son!" and probably wouldn't look like such a moron.

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  81. Scott ... THIS is now?

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  82. The real problem is that WWE rewrite constantly so the wrestlers are probably just trying to memorise the dialogue, rather than figure out how to say it. If they got scripts in advance, most of them could TRY and figure out edits/how to say shit.

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  83. Eh, I've gotta disagree with you there. I always thought Anderson was a better worker than Flair, but didn't reach the top for two reasons. 1) He didn't quite have the superstar look. 2) He didn't want it. Watch the first War Games, Arn versus Dusty at the start is by far the best part of the match and Flair does noting of merit. But it seems clear that Arn and Flair were fiercely loyal, and Arn just plain didn't desire to go for the top spot. If he wanted to? Dude could have given it a decent shot.

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  84. Same with Jericho, he came in thinking 'I can wrestle' and didn't stop to think 'should I wrestle WWE style?' I mean it's things like taking a clothesline and getting up quickly for another one etc. Also, studying tapes of people he's wrestling so he can see Razor does this and this, and sells like this.

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  85. So basically...

    1) New guy comes in.
    2) Wrestles Kid.
    3) Kid says he needs work.
    4) Locker room sees him as a weak link.
    5) Guy doesn't get over because no-one co-operates with him.

    Makes sense. Genuinely.

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  86. By all accounts, Vince respects people who challenge him a little. He does not respect wrestlers who do what they're asked and don't fight at all. If Douglas had said 'what about this?' for the gear, they might have worked out the kinks. Compromise.

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  87. Taker/Ramon had 'the look.'


    Douglas didn't.


    And it's the same in any new job. I just started one which I got because of my previous admin experience, but the new job has a different structure/criteria that I HAVE to adapt to. I can't coast on what I did, I have to focus on how they do things. If I don't, I've no-one to blame but myself.

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  88. Douglas seems to like he could be a hard guy to work with, but that gimmick was awful. As a general idea, it's alright. But to literally be a teacher was stupid.

    What he should have been is the evolution of ECW "Jerk Jock/Frat Guy" gimmick. What happens when that guy actually gets out of college and ends up in the real world in a position of power?

    That's the question his character should have answered.

    For the record, the answer to that question is "HHH's Reign of Terror".

    So maybe it was a good thing we didn't get that from Douglas...

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  89. He's literally never said anything like this.

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  90. Vince's 1995 obsession with job-based gimmicks was utterly bizarre. I can accept almost any gimmick, no matter how stupid, if it somehow represents the wrestler's personality. You think you're a model? Fine. You like a bit of voodoo magic? Fair enough. You think you're a bull? More power to you. But a wrestler who also works as a teacher, dentist, plumber, garbage man, pig farmer, race car driver = DULL.

    Unless of course your other job is being a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police Force. That's awesome.

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  91. That's...That's a lot of penises...peni? Dicks.

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  92. But HBK missed a lot of time and ruined year long booking plans faking injuries. That's the criticism.

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  93. It's funny you bring up studying tapes but wsang Dean Douglas supposedly doing that? Yeah Jericho and Shane had a few months where they didn't wrestle, so im thinking ring rust might have played a part in both, ironically, sucking against Waltman.

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  94. Jericho had that acclaimed tag match against Benoit/Guerrero at that tribute show.

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  95. MaffewOfBotchamaniaJanuary 14, 2015 at 4:49 AM

    Whenever I want to take Shane Douglas' side, I hear him in a shoot interview blaming everybody but himself and having the most unbelievable stories as to why something that didn't happen.

    Still the shortest reigning IC Champion of all time though, he'll always have that.

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  96. What year long booking? The only guy who had Bret Hart winning back the title set in stone was Bret Hart.

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  97. Which would be fine if you were green as shit and nice to everyone. Which by all accounts Douglas was not.

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  98. Happened to Jericho in 99 as well.

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  99. Undertaker was a job based gimmick that worked but the fact that he was basically a zombie made him more of a character.

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  100. They should rehire Rikishi - just so he can take the world's biggest crap in the middle of the ring.

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