Saturday, February 28, 2015

Russo Quits Own Website

https://www.facebook.com/officialvincerusso/posts/386607868178447

I feel like this is an Onion article come to life.  I assume this means his meeting with Lucha Underground that he denied ever happened went well..........  

196 comments:

  1. I'm trying to work out the logistics of Russo quitting a website he owns and telling people not to buy merchandise from said website that he owns and thus gets a full cut of... right after he has multiple updates from yesterday,

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  2. "Go to Mexico, go to Japan go to China if you wanna see the lucha libres bro!"

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  3. Considering he's said he's gonna quit the wrestling business every year for about tbe past decade because he hates it so much I really don't think this will be the last we see of him.

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  4. Please know, that if you renew your monthly membership, you will not be
    getting any content from Vince Russo from this day going forward.......

    Does that extend to all of the internet? Because sign me the fuck up

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  5. I find it hard to believe anyone would even pay for anything Russo would have to offer.

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  6. AHAHAHA.

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  7. He's a less-imposing Rhyno with a mullet

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  8. SWERVE!


    As someone once put it, if he worked for Jim Herd pre-WCW, you'd order a pizza and get a newspaper. Or a balloon.

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  9. He'll be back next week. Swerve!

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  10. John Cena's instagram is the most bizarre thing I've ever seen.

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  11. We just watched Tuesday in TExas a few nights ago, it's stunning that THAT feud never got a proper cage match blowoff.

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  12. I only briefly tried out WWE '15 but can anyone tell me, does the stripped down CAW and movesets still allow you to make a passable Kevin Owens? Or would I just get frustrated?

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  13. Great tv show; much better than agents of shield

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  14. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:14 PM

    If not, a suitable replacement might be Earthquake.


    #RIPFarva

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  15. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:19 PM

    Some say it's a double entendre. I say there's no double meaning here.

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  16. Do your balls hang low? Do they swing to and fro?
    Can you tie 'em in a knot? Can you tie 'em in a bow?

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  17. Totally. They didn't do anything fancy but it was all sold so perfectly. Such a good match.

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  18. There's a real hotel called Big Dick's Halfway Inn

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  19. Which is funny, because he spent so much of 1999-2000 trying to convince people that HE was the draw.

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  20. This can only mean he has another backdoor deal with TNA that'll be occupying all his time.

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  21. I've said multiple times, ROH should give the belt to AJ. Simple booking, get the belt to the most over guy they have.

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  22. Vince Russo quits, introducing his replacement......Vic Venom!

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  23. Somehow I don't think the belt's changing hands.
    After all, wasn't the original plan going to be Jay Briscoe vs. AJ Styles until it got vetoed by New Japan because AJ was booked to lose to Jay?

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  24. Laundry, packing, more laundry, blasting Fucked Up at preposterous volumes, more packing, and hitting my favourite restaurant in town on last time: that's my Saturday.

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  25. If any of you are into really good documentaries, then you should definitely check out a new documentary about skateboarding pioneers Tas and Ben Pappas called All This Mayhem. It's currently available on Netflix.

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  26. Look for Taxi to the dark side if you like war documentaries.

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  27. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    So, does this officially that literally no one, including himself, can stand to be around Vince Russo?

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  28. Tar Heels better pull their heads out.

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  29. Seen that one recently. That is indeed really good. Also seen a pretty strange one about the National Enquirer called Inquiring Minds. Pretty interesting to now know that the mafia funded that mag for most of its existence.

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  30. He's trying to work out a deal with Lucha Underground? What, do they want to stop being successful? Was Vince smart enough not to put WCW and TNA on his resume?

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  31. I dunno. I hate Russo's work, but at least Russo made TNA and WCW fun, in a this-is-so-terrible kind of way. Today's wrestling in TNA and the WWE is terrible and boring.

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  32. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 28, 2015 at 1:52 PM

    North Carolina has been in a funk for the last few seasons. They oughta consider recruiting people who can still score when they're not on the fast break.

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  33. Wow. This is all happening very fast.

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  34. Website says home of the minnow shot

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  35. Backdoor... That gives me an idea!

    Buttplug on a Pole match!

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  36. This. I knew it would come up - his comeback run was so awesome. "Holy Crap, Rick Martel can still go!" It was a fun three-way rivalry between Martel, Booker T and Saturn until Rick blew out his knee.

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  37. "I figured out who he was. His name was Andre, and he was a giant."

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  38. Man what a boring fucking day, woke up hung over, ate a spinach salad, now just sitting here mindlessly waiting for Job #2 to start in 4 hours...

    Maybe I should play some Civ

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  39. Nightman sneaky and mean spider inside my dreams I think I love you you make me wanna cry you make me wanna die oh I love you I love you I love you I love you nightman

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  40. So when will post how he would re-book that site?

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  41. Best random cameo ever.

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  42. Never call him Cody....HIIIISSSSSS

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  43. I'm going for gasps dude. Gasps are where it's at.

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  44. Soooooo fucking bored today

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  45. This place seems dead as shit.Where the hell is everybody! I just got done doing a little painting, waiting for my brother so we can finally put the finishing touches on this bathroom for good.

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  46. Yeah, not even this place can dull the red hot edge of my boredom today

    No Caliber FB posts to go through...my life is empty

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  47. I'll be watching. It's going to be a pretty great show except the main event scares me.

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  48. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    I like spinach, but I don't think I'd want to eat it hung over.

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  49. Its perfect for a hangover, some spinach, kale, romaine lettuce and a whole tomato diced up, a fat glass of water with some sliced of lemon in it, so much nutrition it chases a hang over away pretty fast

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  50. My Feyonce bought a big clock for our living room, and it's making me fucking mental because all the times are in Roman numerals except it goes I, II, III, IIII instead of IV...

    I've been staring at it all morning losing my fucking mind

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  51. Valentine also had a great match with JYD, crazy crowd heat, June 85 at Boston Garden... Prime Time Wrestling aired it 3 or 4 times over the year

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  52. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    Yeah, I suppose that makes sense. I'm hung over I go with something grain based though, like a sandwich or some French toast, with a bottle of Gatorade. Of course, if I had the foresight to do that the night before it wouldn't be an issue.

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  53. I remember getting that one time as a gift and complained about the wrong 4 also. I took it back

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  54. Yeah it's truly amazing how one glass of water before bed can avoid ALL of this

    I was stunningly drunk last night though so I skipped it and just passed out face first, paying dearly for it now

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  55. On the plus side we can look forward to an excuse filled book:

    Website for Sore Eyes: How Pyro and Ballyhoo Killed Vince Russo.

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  56. Yeah this can't be in my house it's already driving me up a wall

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  57. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!February 28, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Is this 1999? If not...

    No. One. Cares.

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  58. Literally... up the wall the take it down

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  59. God, I watched the Botchamania centered on the Rumble, I was dying laughing, esp. with the Simpsons clip over Ambrose, Ziggler, et al being eliminated ("it's still good, it's still good!"). Jesus, I forgot how loud the boos were.

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  60. So at ten it would be "IIIIIIIIII"?

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  61. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!February 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Parks and Recreation binge with the wife. Already on Sweetums in Season 2.

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  62. Last Gasp?

    Mmm, dem Breeders/Deal sisters

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  63. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Playing RDR, and one thing that annoys me about this game is always getting the animation every time you skin an animal. I get that it's more realistic but it just slows the game down, wish you could turn it off.

    Also, I wish they would have just left the cattle ranching crap out. It's boring as hell and not at all fun.

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  64. Should we be using Roman numerals anymore? Even the Super Bowl is getting rid of it next year and wrestlemania is using a play button instead. Even rocky movies don't use it anymore. Now I only see it on royalty and popes.

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  65. Never mind it was Last Splash

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  66. I'm on the terlet

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  67. I like them aesthetically, I didn't know the Superbowl was getting rid of them, after about 20 they become a little cumbersome

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  68. They have Mickey Ds where you're going

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  69. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    I never remember either, though I mainly drink beer, which is like 90% water anyway. I rarely drink more than 2-3 drinks of hard liquor in a sitting and only drink wine once every couple years.

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  70. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    Roman numerals get harder to decipher after 39. What's 40? XLX?

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  71. Next year instead of Super Bowl L, it's Super Bowl 50

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  72. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Super Bowl L sounds like an anime show.

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  73. I hated how the E would mix them up, X7 and X8 make me fucking crazy

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  74. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    I don't think I've ever once gone to Wendy's and had them not fuck up my order somehow. Though often I get extra stuff so it works out for me.

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  75. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    It's XVI, dammit.

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  76. Love Wendy's, biggest slices of tomato out of any fast food jernt

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  77. If you can't beat 'em....Sweetums.

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  78. The big question is whether this clock was designed FOR idiots who can't read basic roman numerals or BY idiots who can't write basic roman numerals

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  79. We can barely deal with Roman in the WM main event, and now we gotta have him in our numerals, too?

    Fackin' bullsheet

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  80. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    I'm guessing that's a one time thing, "Super Bowl L" does sound a bit goofy.

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  81. Tommys has HUGE tomato slices

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  82. I am not familiar with this establishment.

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  83. There's tons in Southern California

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  84. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Reading Roman numerals under Roman candles makes one appreciate where Roman Reigns Day falls on the Roman calendar.

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  85. I hate time windows. I'm having something delivered today and they told me between 2-6 but they may come early

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  86. And I bet he is Roman Catholic

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  87. As someone who deals with scheduling engineers, sometimes they are unavoidable.

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  88. Now playing: Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger

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  89. Just stay away from Lucha. Please let that promotion just exist on its own.

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  90. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    I always found it interesting that back in the 20s (I think) they skipped like 8 days of the calendar to account for the fact that the leap year was never factored in. So at one point there's over a week in time that literally didn't exist.

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  91. The last couple Far Crys have the same thing. Annoying as hell.

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  92. In the 1600s, they skipped two weeks

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  93. Stranger in the AlpsFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    When Chris Cornell says "I'm looking California, but I'm feeling Minnesota" do you think Minnesotans were offended? I mean, feeling Minnesota can't be a good thing.

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  94. I think they did that in russia

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  95. Excellent album choice, Shelton!

    I'm now jamming "London Calling."

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  96. It is. They really threw me a curve by pushing the start date up 10 days.

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  97. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    At least give the option to skip it, especially when hunting is your main source of income, and for me it's the most fun part of the game. I love later on going bear hunting, you make a shitload of cash.

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  98. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    Yeah, it was Russia where they did it in the 20s.

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  99. IIRC that was actually the point of the phrase. "Looking Calif" = looking good since Calif is sunny, warm, pretty, etc, and "feeling Minn" = feeling like shit, b/c Minn is cold winter, dreary, etc.

    So he looks great but feels like shit.

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  100. My copy of BMF is the limited edition 2 cd version they re-released after the album blew up, with the SOMMS EP. Always kinda proud that I picked it up back then when it was available

    Same with my copy of Body Count that has Cop Killer and my copy of Green Jello's Cereal Killer CD and tape (before they had to change to Green Jelly)

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  101. Took it down, this piece of shit is going back to the store I can't deal with it being in my home

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  102. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    I always figured it was just because it kind of rhymes and there was no real deep meaning behind it.

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  103. I watched that doc on the Clash and liked it weel enough, but wish they had explained some of the lineup changes better. Some stuff didn't make sense till I followed up with Wiki.

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  104. Dude, it's just a puppy

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  105. They're paying for relocation and stuff right? Are you going to rent a place or just do the hotel thing?

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  106. Nope, he dropped some deepness on us on the sly

    Then he sand "IIIII KNOW WHAT TO DO, I"M GONNA FUCK FUCK FUCK YOU"

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  107. The puppy rules, she's growing more into a proud champion every day

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  108. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Really? I've only heard the radio version.

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  109. Anthony Keidis was probably upset, randomly saying place names has been his shitty gimmick for like 30 years now.

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  110. Adam "Colorado" CurryFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    Hey man, Audioslave had a couple good son...

    No, you're right.

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  111. Well, not literally next.

    But I was juxtaposing it to their song Big Dumb Sex, which was meant to be over the top

    http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/soundgarden/bigdumbsex.html

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  112. He's a living Californian from SNL

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  113. And now I'm going through the last few BMs myself. That Asian woman asking Flair if he preferred being part of the Freebirds or Evolution is a classic.

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  114. We could probably do a game where you just mention four cities in a row and people have to guess if it is or is not an actual Shitty Peppers song.

    Seattle, Tokyo, San Clemente, Buffalo

    Song Or Not?

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  115. I wanna play!

    Parts Unknown, The 5th Dimension, Wherever he darn well pleases, WCW Special Forces

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  116. I hope Houghton Mifflin gets a royalty check for those shitty songs.

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  117. Warrior, ?????, Sid, Firebreaker Shit. ...wait... Chip.

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  118. SOMMS rules. "She's a Politician" is one of my favourite Soundgarden tunes.

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  119. I went to the raw where cm punk punched a fan and the crowd was rabid for ryback. I was surprised since I thought everyone saw through how much the guy sucked, but he got a huge reaction. I don't think it lasted very long, but he was over for a time.

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  120. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:44 PM

    Whoa. Cusack playing Wilson in a Beach Boys BioPic? I'd watch that.

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  121. If he's not holding a record player blasting "Wouldn't It Be Nice" over his head then No Fucking Buys.

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  122. Wow, I wonder where Joan Cusack ran off to

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  123. "Big Dumb Sex" was the album before and their take on hair metal.

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  124. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBFebruary 28, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    Yes'sir.

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  125. I would say Doug has a lot of "what the f**k is he thinking?"-moments as well.

    (that's also when thing that bothered me so much about the show: usually one of them dig something stupid/bad, they got into a fight... and in the end both apologized - despite clearly not both being responsible for the argument in the first place)

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  126. The theory was Vince trying to decide what outside market he wanted to break in to - Canada or Mexico. I don't really buy it either, but it does explain why Tito was repackaged.

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  127. three out of those four are pretty terrible as well.

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  128. The breakup of the Hollywood Blondes I suspect would have driven 2015-era internet insane.

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  129. haven't seen the Andre/Hansen match (yet) but have heard dozens of guys raving about it.

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  130. I live overseas between 93-96 so unless my uncle sent me tapes I didn't really find out what was going on until I came back or if EuroSport played the occasional RAW, which they did sometimes.



    When I saw that Mabel was headlining SS, 14 year old me just shook his head. Even then I knew it was terrible.

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  131. Duggan beating Austin for the U.S. Title would have been worse. Ditto Renegade over AA.

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  132. I know it seems nitpicky to be upset about this kind of stuff, but really: what was the emailer thinking?

    (and how would he describe real "obscure" guys?)

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  133. sounds amazing and horrible at the same time.

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  134. People liked Reigns in The Shield cause he was short and to the point. Quick 2 sentence promo time and split up his in-ring time with two other guys and got his shit in when it was called for.

    Make him a singles wrestler, give him that goofy smiling babyface deal they give guys (see: Cena, Sheamus, etc.) have him cut shit promos, expose him as a below subpar performer in the ring and dont hide the fact that he is getting the rocket strapped to his ass over more deserving guys...you're gonna get what you get from the fans.

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  135. * and sits at Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday nights with his Affliction shirt watching UFC and criticizing everything he sees

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  136. The Shield is my favorite faction ever - which is exactly why the way they handled Reigns (and, to certain extents, Ambrose and Rollins as well) saddens me that much.

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  137. Agree with most of Scott's picks here. However in the case of Jake Roberts, I'd say his SNME blow off match with Rude, and the subsequent 'Andres fear of snakes' angle was a definite high point. Actually, Roberts-Rude was the feud which made me a bona fide fan.

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  138. I don't think most of the WWF stuff would have caused that much of an "outrage". because people that were more into "workrate" watched the NWA and other promotions, didn't they?

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  139. I thought it was jericho that started it, with the thigh bit anyway. . Oh well. If that's the case good for you man. (Not being snarky, have to type that cuz were not in person and you always have to be on guard here)

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  140. Shades of Sean Shannon!

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  141. Protip: You can reduce your burden by not reporting on every detail of your life on a stupid message board.

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  142. I wasn't online in 1994, but I imagine Hulk Hogan turning WCW into a make-work program for his washed up WWE cronies generated some boiling hatred.

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  143. Things were hugely divided back then. It wasn't just the internet, cable was also an issue. I started reading stuff online regularly in late '94 or so, and it seemed most fans only either got USA or TBS. A huge chunk of the fans online then were college students who needed show recaps to keep up. When Nitro came along in '95 there were tons of fans who didn't get TNT. Most fans were just fans of one company or the other--with a tiny minority raving about some company called ECW that hardly anyone saw. Complaining about wrestling and arguing with other wrestling fans has been around forever.

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  144. Ouch As a solo fan I admit he kinda set himself up for that. There is an open thread RIGHT below this which I never read because I dont care about cheers or the simpsons or 90 percent of anything else that they talk about. Why post it here? Unless it was by mistake.

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  145. "Ween" Dean AndrewsFebruary 28, 2015 at 4:32 PM

    Rape On A Pole match!

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  146. I guess 80s guys is the same as obscure to him

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  147. Nice of Russo to give himself a big angle like that and not give it to one of the TNA wrestlers so they could get over with it.

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  148. I quite liked seeing Russo play TEW even though his Russo type booking was pretty annoying.

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  149. The first time I went online was around 95 and from memory, I can't remember any wrestling site/newsletter that came before 1990 with the exception of Observer.

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  150. Next week: a former World Champion is teased as taking over the site. SWERVE~! It's Russo!!!!!

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  151. Or maybe Mr. Wrestling III takes it over...

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  152. The Web was new in 1994. What we had before that was Usenet, a purely text-based message board system centered around academic institutions.

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  153. MaffewOfBotchamaniaFebruary 28, 2015 at 5:38 PM

    He threw him into the crowd!
    And made him quote Shakespeare!

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  154. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!February 28, 2015 at 5:52 PM

    No, no. It was Jericho who mentioned Vince's fascination with his thighs. To my knowledge, I coined the term "meaty thigh". I guess I could be wrong. :)

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  155. He is totally that boy who cried wolf in that stupid, stupid book.

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  156. OMG ... Duggan over Austin I can't even imagine.

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  157. At least w/ Savage, he won all his matches. The Tag div was a vastly different animal back then as well, and The Hart Foundation was an over act that were on top or near the top until Bret became a singles wrestler for good. They'd never send out Bret, as one half of the tag champs, to be a glorified jobber in a single match, Back then, the midcard wasn't the job-fest it is now. That's the worry w/ Daniel Bryan, It's one thing if he's not champion, but I hope we don't see him trading wins w/ Adam Rose and losing matches in under 2 minutes w/ the announcers not even acting like it's a big deal to beat him.

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  158. Everyone on that show was a sociopathic monster- it's what made the show great. Debra was a giant cuntbitch, Marie was a manipulative, arrogant, narcissistic shrew, Ray was an idiotic, lazy manchild who insulted everyone, Robert was a jealous, neurotic doofus, and Frank was a bigoted asshole. Loved it.

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  159. It's like the family version of Seinfeld.

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  160. Pretty sure the entire "Sgt Slaughter, World Champion and Iraqi sympathizer" thing would have gotten some bad buzz....

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  161. Nah your probably right. Now all you have to do is wait for John Cena to say it in a promo. Then you and scott can form a club!

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  162. People were paying for this?

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  163. Savage goes for a pin like an idiot and gets tossed out? WWF is trolling their audience! Savage is done, and will never be anything more than a mid-card afterthought.

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  164. whats with all these hipster like posts in regards to the internet on this thread? geez you knew about the internet before it was mainstream. pat yourself on the back a few more times guys, I'm sure all your girlfriends are so impressed

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  165. That show with the stunt granny and masked harley race aired on nbc in fall 98 so wasnt really around the same time as this nitro

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  166. I'm sorry if anyone thinks that piece of shit DUNN isn't jerking off to Baron Corbin right now you're a moron

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  167. This is an oddly specific description

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  168. Yeah, that's the joke, dude... :D

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  169. See the problem is Vince is too much of a pussy to book Reigns properly - he needs to squash lesnar with one Supearman punch, 1,2,3. Then he needs to do the same to Rollins who will cash in. 1,2,3. Then he needs to squash Bryan on Raw the same way, 1,2,3. Do a slow build to a feud with Cena for Summerslam. In the interim have him squash Ziggler, Cesaro, Wyatt, Ambrose, etc. make him unstoppable in the eyes of the marks

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  170. Why on Earth are you preaching on a small mostly pro wrestling blog? I mean, surely there are places where a larger contingent of people can be hopelessly preached to?

    How is it via "his grace" that you AREN'T in heaven? Wouldn't you HOPE to be in heaven?

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  171. Big Boss man vs Barbarian RR 91.I go **** on that. Both men kicked out of each other's finish, match ends with a body press. Honorable mention- one of his matches with Duggan in WCW.

    Bigelow- survivor series 1987.

    Rude-Summerslam 90 vs warrior. His entire WCW run.

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  172. Nash couldn't even walk without hurting himself. :)

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  173. Even w/ out the internet, my friends and I knew that was lame. And evem w/ out access to newsletters, we knew that Wrestlemania VII wasn't moved from The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum due to "security reasons"

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  174. Wait a second? Roman Reigns is Jimmy Snuka's daughter?

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  175. Do remember that "History of Mania" doc, they still push "security reasons" but acknowledge slow sales and the irony that the day of the show, L.A. was hit by a pouring rain.

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  176. Yeah, he can grow a duck dynasty beard and comb it over his bald head.

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  177. Can't speak for the others but I was only joking. There was nothing hipster or pretentious behind it.

    And I should point out that Weird Science was one of USA's biggest shows at the time and it was loosely based on a hit movie of the same name, you can't get much more mainstream than that.

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  178. And if they had done the same for both of them and *THEN* had them face off?!?!? Wow.

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  179. Awesome comment posted on the Facebook page:

    "Vince McMahon Bought the Website for $9.99."

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  180. PWTorch newsletter started around 1988, I think.

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  181. so the internet was mainstream in 1993. got it.

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  182. Don't worry. We won't.

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  183. HHH was a bigger draw than 'Taker. His run at the top was more successful than Foley's was. If he was "the guy who works with the guy who draws money", then so was just about everyone else (including Foley and 'Taker) in company history except for Hogan, Rocky and Austin.

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  184. Squash matches with jobbers made it possible to have a good undercard. Any named wrestler who was on T.V. usually won their match. Now if you go to the undercard, you are either a step away from the top or a step away from being out the door.

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  185. There guys that draw big money, guys that draw some money, and guys like HH who draw no money.

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