Wednesday, February 25, 2015

From the UK: New Year’s Revolution 2005

Hi Scott
Hope you and your family are well
I've been giving some thought of getting back into reviewing shows again. Back when I did it for Pulse Wrestling, I'd do the traditional "play by play" review style for matches. That got a bit tiresome though and, to be perfectly honest, it was far too much like your review style. (Seriously, I basically had my own version of all your best lines. Instead of "BONZO GONZO" for example I had "HOUSE EN FEUGO")
I've had a go at a new review style and I was wondering if you'd mind posting this to the blog just so I can get some opinions on it? As it stands, I'm not looking at going back to reviewing full time, but if there's elements here that The Doomers like I might be able to cultivate them and it could motivate me to start doing reviews more often.
So yeah, I'm essentially looking to do some market research if that's okay with yourself? It's cool if not of course, but I just thought I'd ask on the off chance.
This might start up some discussion on the blog as well as I've actually been quite favourable to the two most hated matches on the show, not even intentionally to popcorn either, I genuinely don't hate them that much.
I'll post the review below.
In the meantime, take care of yourself and all the best!
Mike

 



WWE New Years Revolution

The WWE Network has been substantially eating into my life since I signed up just before the Royal Rumble.
Despite the odd case of bizarre music dubbing (Prince Iaukea’s faux “Purple Rain” theme is edited out but X-Factors “Uncle Kracker” theme remains intact?) I’ve been having a mighty fine time watching the shows and Pay Per Views that I had never seen before but had always wanted to.
I’ve also been re-watching shows that I have seen before, just to see whether the crusty hands of time have altered my memories of them in anyway.
Sometimes I’ll want to watch a show for a particular reason, but other times I’ll just skim through the shows on offer until I see one that I feel like watching.
New Years Revolution was a show I hadn’t watched since way back in 2005 when it first happened. I remember being a bit “meh” on it when it first happened, while also remembering a lot of people on the internet complaining about it. Thus, I decided to watch it again.
The event took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico. To my knowledge, this has been the first and last time that WWE produced a live Pay Per View Event from Puerto Rico. The crowd were, understandably, excited to see such a big event.
Commentators for the show were Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler, with Jonathon Coachman popping in towards the end as well.
Opening Match
Raw Tag Titles
Champions – William Regal and Eugene
Vs
Challengers – Tyson Tomko and Christian
The Background

This was back before the Raw and Smackdown Tag Titles had been unified. The Eugene character was an interesting one to say the least. Played by Nick Dinsmore, Eugene was Eric Bischoff’s storyline nephew who had some form of Special Needs. It was never outright said by WWE that this was the case, but it was strongly implied that he was mentally ill (Although WWE never felt it was relevant to furnish us with what Mental Illness he actually had)
As a consequence, Eugene had a childlike innocence to him. His other main character trait was that he was a huge wrestling fan, who had watched wrestling so much that he had developed the ability to copy the moves of his favourite wrestlers like some form of savant. At first, the gimmick was popular and it looked like Eugene was going to reach higher parts of the card than originally expected. However, during the summer of 2004 he’d taken part in a feud with Triple H, which had ended with him being decisively beaten. He faded into the mid card before becoming nothing more than enhancement talent.
Upon his debut, William Regal had been assigned to Eugene by Eric Bischoff, so as to look after him. At first Regal had hated the idea, but during the ensuing months, he grew to care for Eugene and they ended up firm friends and Tag Team Champions to boot.
Tomko was essentially just Christian’s muscle, brought in to be his “Problem Solver”. Christian himself was firmly entrenched as a sneaky mid card heel. He would eventually leave WWE later in 2005, frustrated with his lack of push.
There wasn’t really a particular heated storyline going into this. Christian and Tomko were essentially just “Challengers of the Month” and this was the show they were to get their shot.
The Match
Pretty much a standard opening tag contest. Eugene performed a lot of comedy in the opening exchanges, which the crowd responded to reasonably well. Eugene and Christian entered solid enough performances but Regal had an off night and Tomko wasn’t particularly good at this point in his career. There were a couple of instances where Tomko and Regal were on different pages and had some sloppy exchanges as consequence.
Christian entered a serviceable performance. He looked annoyed at Eugene when he was supposed to, taunted the crowd now and then and was basically just “there”. Disappointing from him really, considering his experience in tag wrestling. Tomko lumbered around and did what he could. Regal seemed to not have his head together at all for this for some reason. Maybe he was carrying an injury or was struggling with fatigue due to the travel involved to get to San Juan?
Heels got the heat on Eugene as well as a further heat on Regal. Eugene got the hot tag but injured himself during his comeback. He threw a dropkick and landed very badly on his leg, causing a legit injury. The match was hastily ended, with Eugene getting a weak roll up on Tomko.
WINNERS – EUGENE AND REGAL
RATING - *1/2
OVERALL THOUGHTS – Standard formula tag match with an abrupt ending due to Eugene’s injury. Can’t really fault any of the guys in the match for the finish, as they were making the best of a bad situation. The match up to that point had been average at best and would have probably ended up around the ** mark if the ending had gone as planned. Basic opener that the crowd responded to well.
I should point out that there were numerous skits by the swimming pool involving Maria, Christy Hemme, Candice Michelle and Stacy Keibler in bikini’s. It all built up to them having a chicken fight in the pool. It was what it was, but didn’t really add anything to the show and I must question actually paying to take them to San Juan just for that.
Second Match
Women’s Title
Champion – Lita
Vs
Challenger – Trish Stratus
The Background

In storyline, Lita had been forced to marry Kane and was due to give birth to his Demon Spawn™ until an unforeseen accident, which we’ll cover in more detail later on, caused her to miscarry.
Trish, being the heel of the piece, decided to mock Lita about losing her baby. It was tasteless but at least created the desired reaction of fans wanting to see Lita beat Trish up, so every cloud. The two had an abrupt match at Survivor Series which had ended in a Disqualification, and was notable for Lita causing Trish to bleed from her nose.
The re-match was a hotly contested bout on Raw, that was actually the Main Event on that particular show, which saw Lita win the title clean to gain a measure of revenge. This was probably the highest status the much beleaguered Women’s Title would ever reach in WWE.
The match on this show was a continuation of the storyline.
The Match
Unfortunately this was the second match on the show that had to go home early due to a legit injury. Lita dove off the apron early in the bout and injured her leg severely. Unable to carry on, an audible was called and Trish kicked Lita to win the match and the title.
WINNER – TRISH STRATUS
RATING – I can’t really give it one as there wasn’t much of a match up to the injury and it would be unfair to mark the ladies down for having to go home early.
OVERALL THOUGHTS – Looked like it was going to be another solid match between the two before the injury. I’m not sure if Trish was due to win anyway and they just went to the planned finish early, or if Lita was due to win and they changed the finish on the fly. Lita would come back after this to help train Trish’s Wrestlemania opponent Christy Hemme. However, the feud would fizzle out in Spring as both women would take their characters in different directions
Third Match
Intercontinental Title
Champion – Shelton Benjamin
Vs
Challenger – Maven
The Background

Maven was fresh off a heel turn around this show. I can’t pinpoint the exact date, but I know he was a face at Survivor Series so it was sometime between that show and this one.
Shelton had been champion since October when he’d defeated Chris Jericho. He’d been pushed as an Upper Mid Card face that could hang with the Main Eventers, but didn’t often defeat them.
Maven had pinned Benjamin in a tag match to set up his role as challenger.
The Match
This match got a lot of negativity at the time but I remembered loving it then and I still love it now. Maven stalled for a few minutes at the start of the match, drawing a decent amount of heat while doing so. Finally, he couldn’t stand it anymore and rolled out of the ring to grab a microphone.
He cut a promo on the audience telling them to be quiet as they were distracting him. This of course only caused the fans to boo him louder and yell obscenities at him in Spanish. Maven continued to insult the crowd declaring “I can’t concentrate with you talking all that gibberish” which went down about as well as you could imagine and still cracks me up every time I see it.
After cutting his promo, Maven finally got into the ring again where he was promptly rolled up by Benjamin for the win. Fabulous!
WINNER – SHELTON BENJAMIN
RATING – Again, I can’t really rate it as a traditional wrestling match because it was essentially an angle more than anything else.
OVERALL THOUGHTS – A lot of people got cheesed off by this match back in the day because having something like this on a Pay Per View was seen as a rip off. I really don’t see that though. To me, a Maven Vs Shelton match would hardly have been a classic. It would have been, at best, an average mid card match and nothing more.
By booking it the way they did, it made the match unique and also gave Maven a great opportunity to get his smarmy heel act over. He was excellent in this and incited the crowd beautifully. Plus, it was funny to watch the arrogant heel get his comeuppance and it made Shelton look strong in the process.
If the first two matches hadn’t had abrupt finishes as a result of injuries, this match probably wouldn’t have received as much of a backlash as it did. I think the fact they followed two interrupted matches with an extended angle made people have a more negative view of this match than was deserved.
Following the match, Maven called Shelton back in to face him again, as he wasn’t ready previously. Maybe he'd been too busy brushing up on his Spanish to do enough squat thrusts and body planks? Shelton obliged, drilled him straight away with a T-Bone Suplex, and beat him again. Marvellous!
Fourth Match
Muhammad Hassan with Daivari
Vs
Jerry Lawler with Jim Ross
The Background

With Islamaphobia rife throughout the Western World, the WWE decided to deal with it in their usual calm and measured way, by debuting Hassan as a stereotypical angry Muslim.
At first, it seemed like they were going to go a different direction with the gimmick and play up the idea that Hassan and Daivari were both normal Americans who were mistreated just because they happened to look Asian (Hassan himself was actually Italian) but by this show they’d gone the whole hog and had just made them evil men who wanted to put Americans in The Camel Clutch.
Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler had gotten on the bad side of the two, by decrying their Anti-American comments, so naturally a match was made between the potential hot new heel Hassan and the aging half retired Lawler. This was supposed to get Hassan over somehow. Don’t look at me, I didn’t book it
The Match
The first problem with the match is the length. It takes up nearly 10 minutes, which is far too long for what it needed to be. Secondly, with Lawler wrestling and Ross seconding him, the match had no commentary whatsoever, which only hurt it further.
Hassan sold far too much for a guy they supposedly had top card plans for. He should have polished Lawler off pretty quickly and moved on to fry bigger fish, but that’s not how the match was booked at all.
The work wasn’t particularly thrilling either. I like Jerry Lawler and think he is a good storyteller in the ring, but this match was just flat and uninteresting. Hassan eventually pinned Lawler with a Complete Shot after a tedious contest.
WINNER – MUHAMMAD HASSAN
Rating - *
OVERALL THOUGHTS – Boring match that did nothing to elevate Hassan and was a waste of Lawler’s Legend Status. Hassan would start gaining a little bit of momentum over the following months once he started working with fulltime roster members. He’d even get to face Hulk Hogan at Backlash. In the summer of 2005, he was traded to Smackdown and was positioned to be Batista’s Summer Slam foil.
However, in the build up to a match with The Undertaker where he’d earn his #1 Contendership status to Batista’s Title, WWE shot an offensive angle where a group of balaclava clad mercenaries attacked Undertaker with a piano wire while Hassan prayed outside the ring. Awful as this was, WWE probably would have got away with it, but two days after it was shot there was an Islamic Fundamentalist attack on London.
WWE couldn’t edit the footage in time, or so they claimed, so instead played a pitiful disclaimer at the bottom of the screen while the angle commenced. This netted them a boatload of negative publicity and things got so bad that they decided to “kill off” the Hassan character at that year’s Great American Bash. Quite literally in fact. Undertaker Power Bombed him off a stage and after a shot showing his broken body on the concrete, we never saw him again. Ah, WWE, classy till the end. Marc Copani, who played Hassan, got into acting I think. I wish him well to be honest; it wasn’t like he booked any of the stuff that got WWE in hot water. He was essentially made the scapegoat, when he’d merely been doing what he was told.
Fifth Match
Snitsky
Vs
Kane
The Background

Remember the whole “Lita being pregnant” thing from the second match? WWE decided that they wouldn’t deliver on Lita actually having a child with Kane. With that decision made, they needed a way of getting rid of the imaginary child. Snitsky was the man who ended up with that job. Baby killing isn't glamorous work, but I hear the dental plan is good at least.
One week Gene Snitsky was just there on Raw, and nothing would ever be the same again. After Kane had forced Lita to carry his wicked offspring, he then naturally followed that up with the logical step of forcing her to marry him. Ah, young love.
This led to a number of occasions where they’d squabble and Kane would lose a match or two as direct consequence. Kane was booked against Snitsky on Raw one week, who everyone watching just assumed was an enhancement guy who was there to put Kane over. Oh, if only we had been so lucky.
In fact, Kane and Lita had another one of their weekly arguments during the match. While they argued, Snitsky grabbed a nearby chair and walloped Kane in the back with it. The force of the chair shot sent Kane tumbling onto Lita, thus causing her to miscarry.
“Hmm” I thought “It’s strange that they’d use a Jobber of the Week for this sort of angle as opposed to a recurring character”. Oh how wrong I was. Because Snitsky was not there as part of a one shot deal, no sir. Next week on television, Jim Ross interviewed Snitsky about the incident. Snitsky, showing no compassion or sympathy, simply declared that “It wasn’t my Fault!” and thus a catchphrase was born.
Snitsky continued to show no lament for his actions. In fact, he even seemed perversely proud of them. At one point he even punted a doll into the crowd! Snitsky was here to stay and WWE decided to go all the way with him and actually let him put Kane out of action in October for a prolonged period of time. This show was Kane’s return and he was looking for revenge.
The Match
This is a strange one for me. The match told a decent story and had sustained crowd heat throughout. However, both men got very tired and as consequence the offence on display was beyond sloppy.
At one point, the brawl spilled to the outside of the ring and Snitsky removed the protective mats, exposed the dreaded concrete. Snitsky then tried to Piledrive Kane onto said concrete, but Kane countered with a back drop and Snitsky took a bump on the unprotected floor. This was a standard spot but the crowd went nuts for it. San Juan really, REALLY liked Kane and it made the match much more entertaining than it normally would have been.
There was some good progression in the match as far as storytelling. Earlier on, Kane tried his Top Rope Clothesline, but Snitsky countered with a raised boot. Later on Kane tried it again and this time managed to get it, which popped the crowd. I don’t know why, but I liked the little touch of him failing the first time. It made it seem like he’d achieved something when he finally connected with the move.
There were some slow points though. Snitsky used at least two rest holds throughout the bout. And, as much as I’d like to ignore it, the work wasn’t good. Snitsky in particular was out of position a few times and hit some sloppy looking moves.
In the end, Kane drilled Snitsky with a Tombstone to pick up the victory, but it was a very ugly looking one that almost ended in disaster. Kane lost his grip of Snitsky on the move and nearly dropped him right on top of his head. It gave me cause to shudder when they showed the replay.
WINNER – KANE
RATING - *1/2
OVERALL THOUGHTS – I’m torn on this one. I was hovering around ** for it but I couldn’t in good conscience give a match this awful that high of a rating. The work in this match leaves a lot to be desired, but both guys work really hard and the live crowd enjoyed it. I personally enjoyed it as well and got into the story of the match, but in the cold harsh reality of star ratings, this was a bad match. Still, I give props to both men as the match build and story made sense and they were clearly putting their all into it.
The feud raged on for a bit longer after this and there was a genuine possibility that Wrestlemania would feature Kane and Undertaker Vs Snitsky and Heidenreich, but thankfully WWE came to their senses and we weren’t subject to having that atrocity foisted upon us.
Main Event
Elimination Chamber for The Vacant Raw World Title
Shawn Michaels as Guest Referee
Triple H with Ric Flair
Vs
Edge
Vs
Batista
Vs
Chris F’ing Benoit
Vs
Chris Jericho
Vs
Randy Orton
The Background

Triple H had won the Title in September, cutting the legs off hot new babyface Orton in the process, and held it until December of 2004. Due to a disputed finish in a Triple Threat Match between Triple H, Edge and Benoit, the belt was held up with the new Champion to be crowned in the Elimination Chamber.
Michaels was instilled as Trouble Shooting Referee™, thanks in large part to having issues with pretty much everyone in the match at some point or another. At this point though Michaels was firmly entrenched in a feud with Edge, who was trying to get over as an opportunistic heel. It would take winning the first ever Money In The Bank Match and stealing Matt Hardy’s bird to finally get Edge past the Upper Midcard to Main Event barrier. At this point he was a moderately over heel with something missing.
The big story going into the match was the rise of Batista. Obstensibly he was there merely to help Triple H win, but ever so small cracks were starting to appear in his relationship with Triple H. Hints were given that maybe he’d take the Title for himself.
Orton was pretty much dead in the water as a face by this point and would be a heel again about a month after this. Ditto for Jericho, although his heel turn would take a bit longer. Benoit was coming off probably the most successful year of his career, which had seen him win the Title at Wrestlemania XX and generally have great matches with everyone from Triple H to Sylvain Grenier.
The Match
What struck me first off was how over everyone in the match was. The San Juan crowd gave everyone, barring Edge, a babyface reaction. Triple H, the companies top heel at the time, received a thunderous ovation, as did Batista. Edge was seemingly the only one to draw any heel heat on his way to the ring. As a result, everyone was clearly jazzed by the reaction and were all up for having a good match.
With such a collection of excellent workers, the match was naturally a good watch. Benoit and Jericho started out and hit each other really hard, as they were always want to do. Edge’s elimination eventually came at the hands of Michaels. Edge had clobbered Michaels by mistake, so a perturbed Michaels had Super Kicked him to lead to a pinfall. Benoit and Jericho had Triple in a dual submission, almost causing him to subut before a last gasp rescue by Batista.
Batista was given scalps of both Benoit and Jericho and was generally booked very strong. It eventually came down to Batista, Orton and Triple H. Orton was able to clock Batista with an RKO and eliminate him. Of interest though was the fact that Triple H could have potentially saved Batista, but he instead left him to his fate. This was a nice subtle touch that added another layer to the Evolution storyline.
Batista eventually clocked Orton with a Lariat before leaving The Chamber, which allowed Triple H to spike Orton with a Pedigree to beat him once again.
WINNER – TRIPLE H
Rating - ****
OVERALL THOUGHTS – An excellent Main Event that made Batista look like a monster while also sowing the seeds for his eventual face turn a month later. Orton was made to look like a chump again, but that was par for the course at this point in his babyface run.
Benoit, as always, was the glue that held everything together and Edge gave a good showing of himself up until his elimination. Back in the day, I very much had a feeling of “What was the point of all that if the belt just ends up with Triple H again?”, but looking at it now I feel a bit differently.
This was the match that tied up some loose ends while also laying down the tarmac for the Road to Wrestlemania. This was the match that essentially finished Orton as a top level face, ending that chapter of his career so he could switch back heel in time for his match at Wrestlemania with The Undertaker. It also set up the Edge and Michaels marriage for the next month, which in turn led to Michaels Vs Angle for Wrestlemania while also giving Edge something else to complain about before he won the briefcase at Mania.
And it also set Batista up as a monster, while also teasing that at some point he might kick Evolution to the curb. This match was the perfect way to get things rolling for Wrestlemania and it was a brilliant match to boot!
OVERALL SHOW THOUGHTS – Not a particularly great show this one, but it does have its moments. I would recommend watching maybe just The Maven/Shelton match and the Chamber match on The Network. Kane/Snitsky is an acquired taste, but you may get some enjoyment out of it if you fast forward through the rest holds and can put up with the sloppy offence.
Peace Out

220 comments:

  1. The Amazing GamecockFebruary 25, 2015 at 5:57 AM

    I believe it. Reigns been smokin' that Vinny Mac pole. Michaels said it was addicting.

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  2. Interesting if true. Not if not.

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  3. Yeah, I. Don't buy this AT ALL. It really feels like what a fan would really, really want to be true rather than what would actually happen. I highly doubt if Brock would care if Reigns was shot up with the Captain America formula.

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  4. Too much detail, and this person would have had to be in too many different spots to see and hear all of this. I still WANT it to be true, though.

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  5. He's taking anti-laxatives in case he farts and busts his hernia again before the big day

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  6. I'll believe it for a bit, why not? Otherwise I'd just be bored. I believe it'd be a three way at Mania briefly. What's the fun in not believing everything you read? It makes the days more interesting.

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  7. So, let's just say this highly unbelievable story is true. Let's say Brock sticks to his guns about Reigns and WWE does the same. Brock decides not to wrestle at Mania. What main event does the WWE run for Mania? I would guess some sort of multi man match: Reigns vs Cean vs Bryan or something.

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  8. Did this come from the same source who reported the gay hairdresser rumor?

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  9. Count me in the "I'd like to believe it's true" camp.

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  10. Reigns vs Rollins for the vacant title. Reigns wins, Rollins clocks him with the briefcase, cashes in, and wins the rematch.

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  11. I think Reigns should go on raw and say he lost his smile and is giving up his title shot at wrestlemania.

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  12. Just read the SD spoilers, while I still really want Bryan in the main event against Brock, if they are putting him where it looks like they are putting him it's not half bad.

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  13. I lost my appendix....

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  14. While I'm sure this story is bullshit, I could see Brock failing a wellness or being pissed about taking one and this dude getting the story mixed up.

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  15. But it is a more cohesive story than 90% of those in WWE.

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  16. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:20 AM

    HEY! There is noting wrong with Mane n' Tail conditioner.

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OImWe1-sL._SY300_.jpg

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  17. Holy shit. Now that's some fuckin' news if it's indeed true.

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  18. Rikishi should go on raw and run over reigns with his car and say "I did it for the Brock"

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  19. considering Brock's UFC career ended by Horse Meat failing a drug test I could see him being pissed about this as true....It all kind of adds up so for the moment I'm in the plausible camp. Hell Reigns failing even covers the fact a lot of people have called him out for not having the greatest body and lacking the ability to do power moves..It will be interesting to see what happens.


    If nothing else there is actually something interesting happening with the "potholes detours and bumps in the road to wrestle mania mangle"

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  20. If it goes that way, it looks like it will be Spoiler vs Spoiler vs Spoiler vs Spoiler. It will be a trainwreck bullshit 10 minute match.

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  21. The Amazing GamecockFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:27 AM

    Was it MetsFan4Life?

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  22. Chance of this being even partially true?


    <5%.But damn, it's still quite interesting.

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  23. Nah, it was a total unknown, at least at this point. Reddit took the post down at first because they couldn't verify who the guy was and someone else reposted it. It's basically literally just "a guy".

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  24. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:32 AM

    Seriously. Let's just say this was right, is this a case of


    Vince desire to push Reigns?
    Vince desire NOT to push DBry?


    Maybe DBry should stop fighting, buy some of that horse shampoo and become one of the collective.

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  25. If the story really spreads, it's a nice little bit of sabotage by Reddit. Even if it's totally denied and debunked, there'll still be some people who'll believe it and think WWE is just covering for him. "Steroids" chants to follow Reigns every where he goes. PR nightmare. Put the title back on the little guy!

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  26. I'm sure as the day goes on there will be chatter about this report. Who knows if this is true or not. Could be legit, could be from a bored, buzzed up, creative writing fan of Daniel Bryan.

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  27. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:36 AM

    Brock is slowly turning into the next CM Punk, and I'm perfectly ok with this.

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  28. LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL

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  29. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:37 AM

    Maybe, but Bryan doesn't seem like the type of guy that would write this type of stuff.

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  30. Brock was CM Punk before CM Punk was CM Punk.

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  31. Oh but that EVIL wife of his does.

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  32. That sign looks like if I drive past UNVERIFIED RUMOR I'll drive straight off a cliff. Best turn back.

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  33. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:38 AM

    Now that could be a strong possibility, the Total Divas pay plus her salary pay must not be enough for her.

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  34. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:39 AM

    I got another hernia.

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  35. We all know that was written by Samoa Joe.

    He's hoping Vince will slap a wig and some of Reys old contacts on him and he can main event Mania against Brock.

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  36. Oh, if only.

    Please. Like Vince would ever allow his object of infatuation to even be tested.

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  37. I think a little of both but mainly Vince's desire to not admit he is wrong two years in a row. Vince had to be a man last year and admit it wasn't working and give the fans what they want instead of be a genius Then he was rewarded by the guy getting injured and everything thrown into chaos. Now he is faced with sticking to his guns or admitting he was wrong two years in a row with the building and execution of his baby Wrestlemania?

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  38. Cena vs Orton,one more timeFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:42 AM

    There's no way a guy that got gassed 10 minutes into the rumble was taking PEDs

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  39. IIRC, WWE is cut out of the entire process. They get notified after the talent does.

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  40. CM Punk is also the 1 in 21 and 1.

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  41. I meant a fan of Bryan's. I think Bryan is a little smarter then that.

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  42. Oh my God!

    THE PERFECT PLAN!

    Wait..no.


    Oh my God!

    THE ACCEPTABLE PLAN!

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  43. It would be funny if it turned out he started this rumour, AND the three-way rumour for Mania. He probably even fed Vince the sufferin succotash line.

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  44. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:44 AM

    Well, he wasn't eliminated from the Rumble, based on how they've played up to it, I would have no problem if they pulled the trigger, have him in the match, either lose after jobbing or have him win somehow, then let Rollins cash in on him right then and there.

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  45. Now that's what I call.....pretty O K

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  46. I wonder if there's going to be a fifth Spoiler in that match since there are now five spoilers involved in this storyline. Maybe add one more and make it a ladder match for Spoiler?

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  47. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:45 AM

    Now THAT could be a good angle. Have Bellas try to get in Cena and DBry's ear to try and get them to conform.

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  48. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:46 AM

    Oh based on how he didn't have to do anything last year to get in the main event, I'd believe it.

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  49. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:47 AM

    In a perfect world that letter would have been written by either Seth Rollins or Paul Heyman.

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  50. I am now imagining a supercut of Axel saying "Average/Ok/Acceptable/Decent" and so on

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  51. They should put Mike Lyant in the main event. Heyman never stops talking about the guy.

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  52. Wow, that does sound like something cool. They make Cena and Bryan work together but also push them both to do things they normally wouldn't. Then maybe the Bella's start wondering who has the better man, they make a $1 bet and then start pushing them to fight and hate each other. Damn, I. Really like this storyline.

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  53. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:48 AM

    You know what, have him win. Then give him the Zayn celebration, have Ryback put there to give him a hug, and as they are heading up the ramp, turn Ryback on Axel and then have Rollins cash in.

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  54. Sounds legit to me!!!

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  55. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    Brie would be more subtle with trying to get DBry to change, while Nikki would be blatant and use sex to get what she wants.


    But both would be EVIL!

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  56. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:50 AM

    After the past few weeks, I could see Rollins writing something like that.

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  57. I am absolutely on the "Curits Axel, World Champion" bandwagon.

    In all seriousness, he should reinvent himself as a "C+ player".

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  58. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:51 AM

    That's actually a good description of each Bella.

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  59. It seems so strange that don't do the Cena/Bryan w/a Bella in each corner storyline. They love their Total Divas so much and this seems like it'd be printing money.

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  60. If Bray Wyatt wins at 31, Paul Heyman will be the Jew in 21 and 2.

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  61. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:52 AM

    "Well, we can't turn Cena heel. Think of the kids!"
    -Vince.

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  62. Reigns might be a cocky douchebag, but I doubt he's this dumb.

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  63. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:54 AM

    I may never take him seriously as a heel, but I think he could make for a somewhat convincing face.

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  64. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    That smile of his says otherwise.

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  65. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    In this case if Cena DID start to turn heel (which we know he won't) the turn will be blamed on Nikki Bella who everyone hates anyway.


    When he goes face, he just ditches Nikki and gives a passionate speech on how he was blinded by love/pussy/whatever but now he's back.


    Nikki then goes off with a heel Roman Reigns.

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  66. Yeah, you're right

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  67. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    His smile says, "Derp!"

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  68. Cena vs Orton,one more timeFebruary 25, 2015 at 6:55 AM

    Breaking news:Reigns just beheaded a kitten.

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  69. I belee dat he behead dat cat.

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  70. This is why we need arusso. He'd book Jeff Hardy vs. Roman Reigns in a Steroids on a Pole match.

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  71. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©February 25, 2015 at 6:57 AM

    Well, he had to. That kitten was attacking a bird. He had to stop that little piece of suffering succotash somehow.

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  72. Question: Why are steroids illegal in the WWE if it's not an actual sport?

    I know there's all sorts of rules and regs around things in the USA, but can someone explain to me what the deal is with it? Are they illegal in non-sport as well, or is it because of the "sport" aspect of the WWE or what?

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  73. Honestly, I think this "report" might have SOME veracity to it. Reigns is likely under a LOT of pressure these days and I could see him relying on some muscle enhancers to keep up on his looks.

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  74. They're illegal in general:

    http://thelawdictionary.org/article/why-are-steroids-illegal/

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  75. Ah, thanks. :)

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  76. Certainly there would've been pressure on him to come back in time for the Rumble

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  77. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM

    It would be a hell of a lot better match than the one they're giving us.

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  78. Exactly. It's possible they might still be in his system or he kept taking them up to and after the Rumble.

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  79. First, they're illegal outside of sports as well. Otherwise you could go down to GNC and pick them up by the case.

    Second, wrestlers of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s dropped dead around the age of forty, and a fair number of them did so because of steroid-related health risks. That was not good for WWE's public image, especially since they're a public company now.

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  80. "Now it's time...for a Perfectly Acceptable Plex!"

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  81. Matt_INDEED is a GIANT PUSSY!February 25, 2015 at 7:02 AM

    This was turr-ible.

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  82. If they're determined to book faces like geeks, why not him? He actually seems kind of funny and I think people wouldn't mind getting behind..oh.

    Well, there you go. People might care and that is not acceptable.

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  83. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    I wonder if that's what happened to Silva. They are legal to a certain extent in Brazil and dude was recovering from a major injury.

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  84. Nah, he would book a two pole match, on one pole steroids and on the other cocain. Each wrestler would fight to get their substance to give them the edge on beating their opponent. In the end Jeff Hardy would get to his cocain first, snort an eight ball, literally fly to the other pole, shoot up the steroids, becoming SUPER HARDY. He would then murder Reigns in the middle of the ring than have a heart attack and die. It would be glorious.

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  85. I see what you have done and I approve.

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  86. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    Seriously?

    Maybe due to all the people that died from steroid related health problems?

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  87. Matt_INDEED is a GIANT PUSSY!February 25, 2015 at 7:05 AM

    Cool story, bro.

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  88. Where's Caliber to tell us that there is nothing wrong with taking steroids?

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  89. Matt_INDEED is a GIANT PUSSY!February 25, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    #fatbuff

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  90. Cena vs Orton,one more timeFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Anything that helps you become a fatbuff is fine by me.

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  91. I'm a bit in the dark about all that stuff - I thought it was painkiller additions that took care of most of them, tbh. :(

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  92. I mean, it'd be the only way to carry all that money left on the table.

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  93. Phone call from Eddie Guerrero on line 2 for you.

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  94. Fair enough - but what's the deal with the testing then? Is it because they're positioned as a "sports" company? As the average guy in the gym who takes them presumably wouldn't be getting random tests..?

    I'm genuinely curious about all this - I've never really bothered to pay attention to the steroid stuff before.

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  95. Did he say it was like the same as taking aspirin or something? Jesus that's delusional. Also, seeing pics of him, if he is on steroids he should get his money back.

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  96. As I said to Adam below - I thought it was painkillers that did for him? And substances in general?

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  97. Even Brock wants Daniel Bryan, you should OBEY VIKING SPACE LORD, Vince do it!

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  98. So to the guy who sent me this rumor and told me to check on it: there. No. Occam's Razor of Vince re-writing the show at the last second wins again. Happy?

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  99. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    Are you using a Ouija board?

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  100. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    If you took it the way it was intended (one cycle prescribed by a doctor, cycle off to give the body a rest) it wouldn't be an issue.


    But you have people taking 50 times the recommended dosage for YEARS at a time and destroying their bodies and the lives of their loved ones.

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  101. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    "arusso" might be a good hand. Vince Russo and a wrestling promotion is like gasoline and fire, they need to be kept as far away from each other as possible.

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  102. I really Brock doesn't give a fuck and shoots on Reigns.

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  103. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    "took care of most of them"?

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  104. Something happened with Brock though. I doubt it's the above, but SOMETHING had to have happened to make Brock not appear on TV. Again, even if it was a last-minute rewrite WWE could've easily had Lesnar do nothing but stand next to Heyman as Heyman delivered his promo on Monday.

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  105. I can't remember the exact wording, but whatever it was it revealed that he had absolutely zero knowledge of steroid use on the human body.

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  106. OK guys this is legit! Like super, super serial. My half brothers cousin friends former roommate tells me that Roman drew a defamatory picture of Mohammed and then wiped his ass with it. Brock is very upset with him and the WWE for this since he converted to Islam. Brock knows he has a future in ISIS and doesn't want to jeopardize that by working with Roman. So he walked out of Raw and he put a jihad on Roman and the WWE.

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  107. Badly worded perhaps, (I'm commenting between phonecalls at work) but you know what I meant.



    I thought it was generally painkiller additions that had caused the premature deaths of many wrestlers from my childhood. Better?

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  108. I'm pretty sure the autopsy revealed an enlarged heart as well. While the pain killers are possible triggers, the enlargement hurts his likelihood of survival from the heart attack due to possible damage.

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  109. Fair enough, yeah.

    I was just thinking about when HHH came back from (iirc) his quad tear and looked like he was about three times the size. Surely that must've been roids?

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  110. Companies are allowed to have drug testing policies as a condition of employment, and one of the requirements behind being a WWE "independent contractor" is that you are drug-free.

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  111. Is an enlarged heart a steroids side-effect then? (I genuinely know next-to-nothing about this stuff). :(

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  112. They test for all illegal drugs, guys have gotten busted for pot. they don't want their wrestlers using illegal substances of any kind.

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  113. Oh, hey Eddy. How's Mamacita been? Uh, I can't say I've heard much about her. Well, you have fun in that box. See ya.

    I didn't have the heart to tell him.

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  114. I think this is more than likely true than not.

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  115. Auto correct is a terrible thing

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  116. Cool, thanks. :)

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  117. I wonder what'll happen if pot gets legalised? I presume they don't care about alcohol or tobacco much?

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  118. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    That and or HGH.


    Now because he was recovering from a quad tear, I always wondered if he got them legally as part of the recovery process but he never stopped taking it.

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  119. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Fair enough.

    While I'm not a doctor, it's generally believed that Eddie and Pillman's heart problems were caused by years of roid abuse.

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  120. I had to say that out loud. Good job, sir.

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  121. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    True dat.

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  122. That's actually a good question. I'm going to guess it would have to be legalized federally before the WWE would change their policy on it. I do wonder if a wrestler would have a case if they punished them for pot yet they could prove they bought and smoked it in a state it was legal.

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  123. Well, WWE has Sting now. They could always end WrestleMania 31 with a repeat of the Sting/Jeff Hardy match at Victory Road 2011 with Reigns in Hardy's place.

    FAN: "That was bullshit!"
    STING: "I agree!"

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  124. Um...yea. It's a muscle, and there is a boatload of guys who had enlarged hearts IDed as contributing factors to their death. Hennig, Savage, tons of NFL guys. Dynamite quit roids when they discovered heart enlargement and scars.

    While you can make a case for short term use during injury recovery being reasonably benign, guys were using it to enhance physiques on a regular basis were at risk and the number of deaths attributable to roids were masked somewhat by the number attributed to recreational drugs and pain killer addictions.

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  125. Theberzerker, #HUSSAPPROVEDFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    Horseshit. Vince probably just reneged on an offer he made to Brock that had him deciding to stay and not go back to UFC, which was what we've all been hearing lately, and it pissed him off, probably made him feel like he's being played with, so he bounced.

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  126. I believe the NFL still bans pot, even for players who play in states where it is legalized. As you stated, it probably has to be legalized federally before the policy would change. Even still, I doubt Olympic-level testing would allow it.

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  127. But I don't remember a Warner Bros. cartoon where one of the characters took drugs, and we ALL know where Reigns gets his material from.

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  128. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    They do, even though weed shouldn't be tested for to begin with.

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  129. Theberzerker, #HUSSAPPROVEDFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    Frankly I'm so unenthused about the product in general right now and this horribly lameass Mania they're building up, I hope the whole thing is a giant clusterfuck.

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  130. They could just have Kane revert back to his fake Diesel days, dress as Reigns, and have him beat Lesnar. That would give Kane a WrestleMania moment.

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  131. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    Well I know a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that knows a guy that said this may or may not be true.

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  132. Well, that's a whole other discussion. I'm just talking about what is on the books now.

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  133. ACME must've had a sideline somewhere, surely!

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  134. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    He'd have the same fear Hogan "allegedly" had when he wrestled Andre.

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  135. More of a 1-2 punch. Same deal with Perfect's death - Hennig had coke in his system, but it wasn't at a lethal level. His weaker heart gave out which was enlarged & damaged in part due to roids.

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  136. There's literally not a word of that that's true, but I will say that it's very well written in that it hits on every single smark talking point.

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  137. :(

    I wonder what sort of impact some forced vacation time as part of standard company policy would make on these premature deaths and substance abuses.

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  138. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    If this is true (stressing if, and damn will I be disappointed if it isn't) then Brock should pretend to make nice with Vince, agree to do the honors at WrestleMania... then proceed to have the shittiest possible match and sabotage Reigns. Why? Because fuck WWE, that's why.

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  139. I've never seen that - is it worth watching from a car-crash perspective?

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  140. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Having Hardy and Sting in the main event of a PPV in 2011 was bullshit.

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  141. And they can retcon it like they were never two different guys. "Roman Kanes, formerly the powerhouse of the shield, now the champion of the world!"

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  142. It's pretty fun for Sting giving Jeff Hardy the Disappointed Father Shiteye for the entire final segment of the show.

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  143. Ding ding, you win.

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  144. It's worth watching. Seeing Bischoff come out and kill time while he quietly conveys messages to everyone is pretty cool.

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  145. Oh, I don't think anyone doubts that something happened. Obviously, something happened. It's just not this smark wet dream that someone typed with one hand.

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  146. What is the rumour? Whatever the pix is isn't loading.

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  147. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    https://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=2V6ulxTRSDc

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  148. Might check it out when I get home from work (YT blocked here! Bah!)

    :)

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  149. Roman got caught banging Steph. Both Hunter and Macho's ghost are furious.

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  150. Reigns failed a drug test, Vince isn't going to suspend him and Lesnar doesn't want to be anyway associated with a known drug cheat.

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  151. C'mon people, we all know the reason Brock went beserek was because someone ate his Hardee's burger.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKQjrqCtr48

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  152. That was my favourite bit too! I can just imagine Sting saying "I'm not angry, Jeff. I'm just disappointed."

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  153. You know there's no such thing as arm steroids, yes? Because talking about his "looks" is silly when the dude wrestles with 85% of his body covered in SWAT gear.

    Besides, if he was on illegal steroids, he'd get placed on the secret exempt list you know they keep. No way they're going to test their chosen one, knowing he's gonna piss hot, and torpedo their own future plans.

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  154. Here's my thing: how would anyone know if Roman failed? The only people that could know are Roman, Vince, HHH, Steph, and whoever conducted the testing. The first four aren't leaking that, and the company they use would probably only leave it in the hands of a select few. I don't see this making it out of Vince's inner circle even if it is true.

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  155. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiA65OUNpIM
    The actually "match" begins around the 7:30 mark.

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  156. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    To sum it up, Hardy is clearly about .8 Jake Roberts, Bischoff runs out to kill some time, Sting pins Hardy in under 2 minutes.

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  157. I honestly keep wondering if he's kept the SWAT armour because he's got Samoan Moobs, like the Rock did before his reduction surgery.

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  158. Because long-term steroid use is associated with a lot of really negative side effects that can cause really bad PR for the company should they manifest in a contracted talent.

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  159. Quite possible. Dude was never really cut in FCW.

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  160. So was that the official Beginning of the End of TNA point?

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  161. We can't waste all these great promos Vince has been writing! I mean, some of these lines! "That was just enough to get my Samoan blood boiling!" Don't take that JO moment from Vince!

    OH YEAH THAT SAMOAN BLOOD BOILS, GODDAMIT! HE'S GIVING THIS GENETIC JACKHAMMER'S GRAPEFUITS... PINEAPPLE FEVER! UNBELIEVABLE! SPERM... YOOOOOUUUUUUUUU'RRRRE FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRED!!!!

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  162. Because steroid use not prescribed by a doctor for a real medical reason are illegal to use regardless of whether you are an athlete or not. That's why they go after the doctors and clinics that make fake prescriptions and hand them out to athletes and non-athletes alike (anti-aging clinics).

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  163. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    For me, yes.

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  164. Employers are allowed to discriminate against alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use by employees regardless of whether it is legal or not.

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  165. I don't believe this for a second.

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  166. I saw it on the Internet so it must be true.

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  167. Matt_INDEED is a GIANT PUSSY!February 25, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Shut it, you! *fist pumps*

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  168. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    I was at the house show that was a day or so before this PPV. Jeff Hardy was supposed to show up between 5 - 6 to sign autographs.


    He didn't show up until 7:45 and was clearly out of it. The crowd picked up on it immediately and let him have it during the main event.

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  169. Where the HELL did I say arm steroids?

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  170. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    It's only true if it's on wikipedia.

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  171. Just went and loaded it up on my phone out of curiosity. Bloody hell.

    I love the way Hardy tries to kick out at two!

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  172. Only thing missing was HHH burying the test results.

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  173. On top of that, being a public company with the Wellness Program, can they even do that? How much shit would Vince be in if he knew a wrestler failed a test but he did nothing?

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  174. Reigns himself would of had to of been the one who told someone if that was the case, stupid thing to do, but people do stupid things.

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  175. Eh. The public infatuation with that is over. Nobody would care unless someone died as a result of a drug overdose again.

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  176. Or trying to pin it on Daniel Bryan.

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  177. Well, what "looks" are you talking about, then? The only part of his body that's ever exposed is his arms.

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  178. There's always someone willing to leak things nowadays.

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  179. The fact that TNA still allowed him to compete in that state -- even at a house show -- shows how bush league it is. Someone could've seriously gotten hurt.

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  180. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonFebruary 25, 2015 at 7:46 AM

    That's when he was doing Swantons that he over-rotated and turned leg drops like 2 Cold Scorpio used to do.

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  181. Lucky he didn't land on his head.

    In fact, didn't Steiner sue TNA for allowing Hardy to wrestle him while Hardy was drunk and/or high?

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  182. Sounds legit. I've bought Canadian Viagra AND helped a Nigerian prince on that site.

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  183. The simplest answer is, of course, that Brock finally had a meltdown over all the mean things Baker said about him.

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  184. Brock purposely having the shittiest possible match at WrestleMania? That's unpossible! - Bill Goldberg

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  185. Yeah, I've heard that as well. The tests are conducted by a third power.

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  186. The Amazing GamecockFebruary 25, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    "I saw it on Fox News so it must be true."

    FTFY

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  187. The only thing that makes it somewhat plausible are Orton's failures over the years, and Swaggers failure two years ago. If the WWE had a "list" of people not to test, those wouldn't of happened.

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  188. Update: Hunter joined in.

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  189. My main takeaway from the reddit screencap is that epic Sting/Sgt. Pepper's pic the guy has as his avatar.

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  190. That's not his avatar, that's a pic in the corner of the sub squaredcircle. The pic changes a bunch, sometimes to a weird close up of HHH's face, Reigns looking confused, a fruit basket, etc.

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  191. Ya got a link to that reddit page? I've never used reddit and can't find the page. Really the emailer should have sent a link as well as a screencap.

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  192. Like the idea...but really doubt Brock cares about anything other than the check cashing

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  193. Over 50? My younger cousins (under 25) swear by things they read on Facebook that have no basis in reality.

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  194. Maybe even Roman himself. I mean he used to go by Leakee.

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  195. It sounds too good to be true, but if it is, I see Brock's point. If Reigns is on some PED's and they're fine with it, how do you know Brock isn't to? That's speculation he doesn't need to deal with him a UFC return or possible negotiations. But would Vince really risk the company's reputation, especially in the wake of CM Punk's alligations, just for Roman Reigns? His hair isn't that nice.

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