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WCW Saturday Night: January 25, 1997

Later tonight, the nWo take their overbearing methods to new madness with the launch of their own exclusive pay-per-view event. Do you want to watch 3 consecutive hours of Nick Patrick screwing over WCW wrestlers for the low low price of $29.95? Yes? What’s wrong with you?

With 2 hours to game time, I’m gonna take refuge inside the Cyborg Factory, alongside my close personal friends TONY SCHIAVONE and DUSTY RHODES. Wait, this isn’t the Saturday Night I know – they’re standing outside Lambeau Field, as the Packers prep to take on my New England Patriots in Superbowl XXXI. As long as Drew Bledsoe doesn’t throw 4 interceptions, they’ll be celebrating their first title tomorrow night! Dusty gets winded just hyping tonight’s show.


DISCO INFERNO vs. “HACKSAW” JIM DUGGAN

Duggan’s back to carrying Old Glory. He seems to be terribly confused about where his patriotic roots lie; is it with ‘Murica, or WCW? Pick a side, flip flopper. Duggan clotheslines Disco around, while screaming “WCW”, already forgetting tonight’s loyalties. Disco throws a back elbow into Duggan’s face, and goes for his leg-lock cheat-sheet. Unfortunately, he can’t find it – but that’s because he was checking in the wrong boot. It takes about 25 seconds to locate it, but he’s ready to rock and roll! Now, had he been paying attention to his opponent, he might have noticed that Hacksaw’s taped that fist up. Disco: “I’m not gonna be fooled today!” WHACK! Duggan wins at 0:58. I guess illegal taped fists are perfectly legal now, because this is the 2nd or 3rd straight time Duggan’s taped up right in front of the referee with zero repercussions. DUD

Backstage, TONY SCHIAVONE stops the eternally confused Hacksaw. He screams about Glens Falls, the nWo, and men who are big rough and tough. He orders the nWo to stay out of his way, lest they face the wrath of his 2x4.

MR. JL vs. THE ULTIMATE DRAGON (with Sonny Onoo)

Dragon dropped the Cruiserweight belt back to Dean Malenko at the Clash of Champions, which probably occurred FAR too early since Dragon’s been living Beast Mode for the last 3 months. Malenko, good as he is, isn’t the greatest representative of the modern Cruiserweight wrestler, since he lacks the flash and aplomb of the imports. Sonny attacks JL, but he fails to gain any traction – but he DOES succeed in distracting the purple specimen long enough for Dragon to nail him with a swinging dropkick and slingshot plancha combo. Back in, Dragon kicks the crap out of JL. The man of mystery gets in a super bulldog for 2, but Dragon responds with a nasty neckbreaker as described by Dusty as: “that’ll make yo back crack and yo livah quivah and yo knees freeze!” An Indian deathlock bridge gets the quick tapout victory at 2:25. *

New champ DEAN MALENKO gets a little talk time with hoodied Cheesehead TONY SCHIAVONE. He figures he’s a marked man, but he doesn’t care, because he wants to take on every international superstar that wants to take a crack at the gold and continue to prove he’s the best in the world.

HIGH VOLTAGE vs. THE EXTREMISTS

The Extremists are made up of Devon Storm who I think we’ve seen once before, and Ace Darling who we might never see again.  Storm hits a springboard dropkick to Rage’s knee, but Kaos tags in and hits a slingshot splash onto the dangerous one; though, the only thing “dangerous” about Devon is that awful blonde mullet. Darling comes off the top and takes a knee to the “belleh welleh!” Rage goes up, but Ace crotches him hard. He heads up as Storm mounts the opposite corner – but Rage pushes him off! Storm, hearing the thud, nails his buddy with a moonsault, whoops! Hart Attack finishes at 2:05! High Voltage wins! High Voltage wins!

THE STEINER BROTHERS take a moment with TONY SCHIAVONE to talk about their match tonight against the Outsiders at Souled Out. Scotty thinks the nWo (bleeped out). Really? Sucks is a curse word on TBS? Apparently we’ve been transplanted back to 1960, and Elvis’ swinging hips might cause internal hemorrhaging; let alone hearing the awful word “sucks”.

Earlier this week, Lex Luger, who played with the Packers in 1982, was put on display in their hall of fame. Of course, WCW would have you believe he was INDUCTED into their hall of fame with this package; which would both be unprecedented given that he was a backup linebacker who was cut, but also utterly ridiculous. Which is WCW in a nutshell. Here’s a picture designed to give you nightmares.


SUPER CALO vs. CHRIS JERICHO

Nooooooooo! These guys were friendly just four nights ago, AND victorious together! What could have POSSIBLY caused this? Did Jericho rustle Calo’s head and cause the hat to fall off? And if that’s the case, can we expect a future Hat vs Hair match? Jericho whiffs on a clothesline which Calo sells anyway, and Jericho rightly eats a smattering of boos. Calo flies with a slingshot senton and rolls Jericho back in. He promptly takes a spinning heel kick, but not only does the hat stay affixed, but unbelievably, so do the sunglasses! This is a man of style! He comes back with a super headscissors takeover, and follows with a senton for 2. Jericho fires back with a fisherman’s buster, hits the Lionsault, and finishes with a missile dropkick at 2:50. I request, no, DEMAND a massive push for Super Calo and his immovable accessories. *1/2

LEE MARSHALL stops Jericho en route to the pay windah, and somehow he believes he’s WCW savior in the war against the nWo. His reasoning? He once beat Nick Patrick. Lee reminds Jericho that Masa Chono is an actual wrestler, which Jericho accepts, but he and his Lion Heart won’t tap out under any circumstances.

“LION TAMER” DAVID TAYLOR vs. BOBBY EATON

Don’t think for a second you’re not going to get a screen cap of Dave Taylor every single time he wears this ridiculous get-up.


Taylor takes his new role as zoo keeper seriously by wildly swinging his whip around at the cameraman for daring to Be In The Way. “He is hunting the fox and the hound!” says Dusty. Now I’m not one to suggest that gimmick changes should immediately lead to gigantic pushes without the characters establishing themselves first; but I don’t think anyone reading this would disagree that Dave Taylor should be the World’s Heavyweight Champion from this point forward. Eaton works an armbar, but that simply won’t work against the Crocodile Hunter, as Taylor starts throwing his legendary European uppercuts that could fell even the most lethal stingray. Eaton throws a couple of right hands to knock down the maker of the UK’s finest honey, but Taylor rolls backwards hooking the rope to score the win at 2:12. Peace signs all around!!! *

THE FACES OF FEAR and HUGH MORRUS (with Jimmy Hart) vs. ARN ANDERSON and MONGO MCMICHAEL (with Debra McMichael) (in a handicap match)

Chris Benoit was scheduled to be a part of this; but when the doors shut, Tony decides it’s impossible for Benoit to be here. I guess the doors are locked during the match or something; but that doesn’t explain the 800 run-ins that happen weekly on Nitro in that case. The Wisconsin crowd gives Mongo the heroes’ welcome he deserves, with a deafening cheer of “BEARS SUCK!!!” He starts with Hugh Morrus in a power showdown, which is carny code for “this probably won’t be good”. Mongo delivers a hiptoss and scoop slam, and that draws in Meng. Arn pairs off with him and goes for the DDT, but really? Against Meng? Backdrop follows, and it’s whoopin’ time. A backbreaker brings Morrus back, and a powerslam gets 2. The Faces of Fear drop duelling headbutts, but Mongo saves at 2. Barbarian kicks Arn in the face, and the entire Dungeon works over Mongo when he goes to save. JEFF JARRETT rushes in to clean house, and that’s a DQ victory for the Dungeon at 2:38. The Horsemen are so grateful that they walk off, and leave Jarrett alone with the most violent mercenaries in the galaxy. Brutality ensues. *

TONY SCHIAVONE stops the Horsemen to ask what gives. Arn demands to know where “this jerk is coming from”, telling us he’s not a Horsemen but a Has-Been. Debra thinks Jeff looked great, taking on 3 men alone. “And I thought they called you the Enforcer.” Concerning the whereabouts of Chris and Nancy; she figures they’re rummaging around in the dumpster where they belong. She then relates a story about the time Mongo was offered a multi-million dollar deal to play for the Packers, but she refused because there was no way she was ever going to live THERE. She’s a sweetie ain’t she?

DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE vs. MARK STARR

Page, still a total scumbag, hands over the chain that the referee finds in his jacket pocket. I love the DDP rise to stardom; he doesn’t change a damn thing about his character, but a steady stream of wins, and a hard-headed determination to do it ALONE because he’s got an ego the size of Texas got us to this point. Starr, of course, ate a Diamond Cutter about a week ago with such ferocity that he sold it without DDP even hooking the move. Starr comes out firing this week, realizing he nearly had Page last week, but unfortunately DDP is on far too much of a roll at this point. A pancake stops the fight in Starr, and an atomic drop sets up the Diamond Cutter for the easy Page victory at 1:24. “When you’re hot, you’re hot, and when you’re nWo, you’re not. SELF HIGH FIVE!” 1/2*

DDP admits to LEE MARSHALL that he’s been expecting a bill from the Louisiana Superdome for blowing the roof off of it a couple of weeks ago. He’s still got the nWo t-shirt from a couple of weeks ago, a memento to remind him of what he never wants to be. Marshall starts to question him about Guerrero, but Page just tells him to shut the hell up. He takes on Scott Norton at Souled Out, and one mistake is all it’s going to take to put him down for good.

THE GAMBLER vs. SCOTTY RIGGS

Scotty really needs new music, it’s getting a little sad. Gambler axehandles Riggs, but that’s all he’s gonna get I’m afraid. A scoop slam sets up a nice dropkick for 2. A backdrop suplex yields the same, and Riggs locks on a chinlock to chew off the rest of the clock for this match because he really doesn’t have much else in his arsenal. Gambler fights out of it, but Riggs punches Gambler in the gut as he comes off the top rope and hits another dropkick. He calls for his finish, and it looks like he’s going with Bagwell’s old finisher, the Perfectplex for the win at 3:11. *

CHAVO GUERRERO JR. vs. “LORD” STEVEN REGAL (for the WCW world television title)

It is positively bizarre to hear the announcers talk about the Patriots and their great coach Bill, and NOT end it with Belichick. And that’s not a knock on Parcells who WAS fantastic, but I just haven’t heard that pairing in so long it caught me off guard. Chavo hits a forearm smash and gets 2. Regal begs off before jamming a thumb in Guerrero’s eye. A powerbomb is countered in mid-air as Chavo rolls through for 1. He continues the assault, showing a lot of fire tonight which is nice to see. A number of dropkicks have Regal reeling, and Chavo heads up. A corkscrew senton(!!!) misses, and Regal, ever the gentleman, feigns heartbreak for Chavo’s missed opportunity. Regal Stretch is academic and the champ retains at 3:22. Regal just shakes his head at another sad sack challenger dismissed. **

THE PUBLIC ENEMY vs. HARLEM HEAT (with Sista Sherri)

This is likely the main event, featuring two teams who absolutely need to go away. In Tony’s world, these teams have “very similar styles”. Grunge drops Booker with a swinging neckbreaker, but Booker stops the momentum with a mule kick to Rock. Stevie comes in and takes a chop block, and the fans start booing them. Hah! Booker levels Rock with a Harlem sidekick, but Rock hits a springboard moonsault to take both guys down. Grunge gets the “hot” tag all of 2 minutes into this match, and he simply acts as a pawn to let Rock hit them both from behind with a double bulldog. Booker and Grunge start to fight on the floor, while Sherri leaps on the apron and pulls Rocco’s hair. Grunge jumps behind her – and Rock accidentally nails her sending BOTH of them flying backwards and through the ringside table at 3:36. I like the ending; Sherri was COMPLETELY protected in the arms of Grunge, but it sure looked great visually. Harlem Heat freak out at the sight of their manager crumpled, and to make matters worse it’s TPE who’s given the DQ victory. They carry her out of the building, and hopefully head to a hospital. *1/2


The entire Savage segment from Nitro is replayed, including a censored “kiss my ass!” And, the last images we see leading into Souled Out is Sting rappelling from the ceiling, and making nice with Randy Savage. Will Sting and Savage attack the nWo later tonight to finally make it crystal clear to Larry Zbyszko whose side they’re on, or will they stay out of the building and pick a better spot? Only one way to find out. CALL YOUR CABLE COMPANY, Souled out is NEXT!

Comments

  1. The Patriots could have won that Super Bowl.

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  2. Was the Payriots logo still the standing solider back then?

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  3. What exactly is a backup offensive linebacker?

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  4. Nope, they had updated it with the jerseys they had for about 7 years before switching to their current look.

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  5. Edited it, thanks ... he played linebacker & offensive lineman for them, and I managed to combine both into one position.

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  6. Wouldn't it make more sense to review a different era of wrestling, since we already have two other reviewers covering the late 1990s?

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  7. Kicking it to Desmond Howard was not the way to go

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  8. SUPER CALO~! Hat and Shades were my favorite lucha mask in WCW.


    Debra says Mongo turned down the Packer multi-million dollar offer but I'm pretty sure Mongo wound up playing for them at the end of his career.


    I'm a little bummed out the that the FACES OF FEAR~! Weren't referred to as the most SAVAGE WARRIORS KNOWN TO MANKIND~!

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  9. I'd rather have the other reviewers look after a different era, but that's my personal pref for Chris' style

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  10. Logan is really good and Thomas Hall has already covered this era and has been doing it for years

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  11. I didn't realize that Saturday Night, Worldwide, Shotgun, Superstars, and Hardcore TV from 1997 had been covered previously, my bad.


    Just in case I forget to stop recapping these shows and just continue to write what makes me happy, can you remind me in every single blog post moving forward that someone else once wrote an article about the same topic but differently? I think this is an important opinion to share daily, and I know I can count on you to stay focused about this.

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  12. If you think about it, he was the first guy to have the game or play of his life against the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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  13. The Flying Elvis took over in 1993.

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  14. Keep doing what you're doing. I like it.

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  15. Led to him getting a fat contract too. He should thank them

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  16. The fact that we have so many late 90s TV reviews has become almost a running gag here. At least Bayless is reviewing stuff (80s WWF, early ROH) that doesn't get a lot of ink.


    It would make a lot more sense for you to do something different and review a different time period of wrestling. Whether your reviews are different from the others or not, I really don't care, there's only so many takes on late 90s wrestling I need.

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  17. How do I not remember Dave Taylor doing a Poacher gimmick? Wasn't he a Blue Blood with Regal around this time? Was this a one and done gimmick pilot of sorts?

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  18. See, I knew you could do it! See you tomorrow, same time, same place!

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  19. Once Bobby Eaton turned on the group and Regal ran with the TV title they sorta drifted apart. Taylor hasn't stopped using the music of the Blue Bloods, because even though he's on the hunt for the tusks of the elusive white elephant, he's still true to his roots.

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  20. WCWSN was always great for hilarious low card gimmicks. The Gambler was always a personal favorite. Barry Darsow as a golfer was also pretty inspired stuff.

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  21. I prefer Chris' style to either of the other two. I like Logan as well. I don't care for Tommy's writing. A lot of that has to do with the letter grade rating scale.

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  22. I think the majority of this site disagrees with you

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  23. I can't speak for everyone, but I don't normally choose to read articles based on "how long have they been doing this?" and instead like reading based on "do I enjoy this person's writing style?" Just me though.

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  24. Fuck! Theres an extreme cold warning with a -45 windchill here tonight

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  25. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Taker has approximately one tattoo here.

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  26. Who's the goof with the farmer Ben shirt in the front row on the hard camera side?

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  27. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    So far this match has been better than their SS91 match.

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  28. Oh it's sad Aladdin's hit the bottom...

    Disney nerd.

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  29. I like that Tunney's at ringside here, it makes it seem like a bigger deal.

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  30. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Someone's gotta be the law.

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  31. He demanded he get off his chest?

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  32. Methinks someone got catfished on Craigslist...

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  33. Bearer in the side car!

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  34. Damien Demento and Repo Man vs The Bushwackers. Hell of a way to kick off the go home show for 9.

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  35. Winnipeg, Great fucking cold White North

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  36. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    He's from Winnipeg you idiot!

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  37. Classic or Clusterfuck:

    DDP vs The Sandman (at least the entrances would be epic)

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  38. I hope the Jets make the playoffs. And I hope my Leafs continue to lose.

    McDavid might be out of reach because Buffalo is so bad...but I firmly support a downward cycle for Eichel.

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  39. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    This damn claw hold. They thought it worked so well at SS they'd use it here!

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  40. No need to be snarky nerd.

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  41. What was epic about DDP's entrance?

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  42. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:31 PM

    Is there a surprisingly decent option?

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  43. One of the top two songs of the 90's!

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  44. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    Ahh now your madness makes sense.

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  45. They announced Perreault's out for a month, that's gonna sting. Probably our most impactful guy all year besides Byfuglien .

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  46. I feel your pain bro, the Leafs were my adopted team when the original Jets left.

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  47. No, you're most impactful guy all year was Evander Kane. :)

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  48. There's always a method to the madness.

    Ooooh yeah.

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  49. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    Wow that was actually decent.

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  50. Jets FLEECED Buffalo in that trade.

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  51. So what do you think Samoa Joe's WWE name/gimmick would be? I'd go with "Singapore Sam".

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  52. It's hard to say right now since Myers and Kane are two guys who haven't played to their full potential. If Kane straightens himself out, he could be a beast for Buffalo. But the same could be same about Myers and the Jets.

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  53. My Client, bROCK Lesnar!February 18, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    "Fat Guy Joe."

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  54. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    It's pretty funny that the result of SS91 is undone at This Tuesday in Texas and This Tuesday in Texas' result in nullified to build to the Rumble.

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  55. I saw someone suggest Native Joe. That actually sounds pretty cool.

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  56. Myers & Stafford have played really well their first couple games, but we'll see. I think Myers is a huge offensive upgrade over Bogo, but he hasn't been quite as physical in his own zone.
    The big payoff here I really think will be Branden Lemieux, but that's still too far off to tell for sure.

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  57. If Kane realizes his full talents, him, Sam Reinhart and Connor McDavid could be lethal in Buffalo.

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  58. It was certainly better than SS. It wasn't offensive.

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  59. I wish Tunney had come out to the Sanford and Son theme.

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  60. There's only so many reviews of a certain subject I need to read about, and late 1990s WCW or WWF is not something I need too many perspectives on.


    If the author of the piece had a style that stood out, sure, maybe it'd be worth revisiting. But I'm not seeing much here that hasn't already been said or needs to be covered again.

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  61. Never say never, but I really doubt it on Kane.

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  62. I don't know about that. Seems to me people are pointing out how the site seems to be focused on late 1990s wrestling recently and there have been complaints in the comments section of his prior reviews.

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  63. Oh yeah, because the Hulkamaniacs believed.

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  64. I look forward to reading another take on what was going on in WCW! It's something that has been sorely lacking and I appreciate you filling the void

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  65. I do like that they traded him to Buffalo. A snotty kid who thinks he's prime-time gets sent to the city with a night life probably worse than Winnipeg's.

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  66. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:54 PM

    "The Roarin' Samoan" Fatty Buckles

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  67. Polynesian Pete.

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  68. Here, I'm gonna solve your problem:


    Don't read it.


    I won't miss you, I promise.

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  69. Winnipeg's night life is fine from may-oct. It's just that the weathers fucked for like 90% of the hockey season.

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  70. I imagine he was only making "one tattoo" money at the time.

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  71. Not really, no, but nice try.

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  72. Now I know how Bobby Heenan must have felt sitting next to Tony Schiavone.

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  73. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 18, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    The WWE drove the Reigns apologist out of me. I purely dislike the guy now. Kudos Vince, just a Cracker Jack job.

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  74. Was it that random WWE app poll?

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  75. Senor Joe.
    He has a two hunnert percent chance a'winnin'.

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  76. Mostly from you, but sure. :)


    I'd rather just have people write about what they enjoy. It sounds controversial but given my tastes veer toward CFBs stuff and style versus Scott and the other three-four guys doing it, I would have preferred that Scott, etc. review another era. But I don't write a bunch of stuff on their posts complaining about that, I read it and if I enjoy it I keep reading, and if I read it and don't enjoy it...well, I don't.

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  77. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 18, 2015 at 3:04 PM

    Had a big part in it, yeah.

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  78. Next their will be an app poll..Why Do you like Danial Bryan. A. Beard B. Hair C. Beard and Hair D. Other.

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  79. Commando is on. Well my afternoon plans are taken care of.

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  80. Biff Kensington Has a PosseFebruary 18, 2015 at 3:15 PM

    Maybe it's the cynic in me, but I can't help but think Vince hires people to create fake social media profiles to pimp Roman Reigns. Two ardent Roman apologists had the same profile pictures and same bad spelling, but different names and locations.

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  81. Twitter is about 80% fake, I'd reckon. Bought followers and fake profiles all over.

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  82. When he flips them off as they ask for his fingers. Awesome shit.

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  83. His name is JOHN MATRIX!!!

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  84. Yeah, there was a recent purge on Twitter and some celebrities have managed to lose over millions of followers.

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  85. LMAO

    http://www.papermag.com/2015/02/tom_delonge_ufo_interview.php

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  86. Why aim the dislike at Roman, though? He's not doing anything wrong.

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  87. Who do you want to win the main event at WWE Fastlane?

    A. Roman Reigns/I Like Puppies

    B. Daniel Bryan/I Am Aroused By Children

    VOTE NOW PAL!

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  88. His son's name is Jonas Rocket? hahaha

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  89. I assume you are laughing at the fact that someone interviewed the guy from Blink 182 in 2015 right?

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  90. Leather straps, boxing gloves, concession stand brawls...Get them all here at Rock Star Gary's review of WCW Uncensored 1995. And it's on Scott's board and Danimal's blog:

    http://rspwfaq.boards.net/thread/228/rock-star-gary-reflects-uncensored
    http://www.danimalcrossing.com/



    Enjoy!

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  91. Dude is a loon.

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  92. I wouldn't give top billing to the message boards no one visits, but hey. Glad to have this guy on the team!

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  93. Seems to me that koloff should have already been in the HOF. Not a huge fan personally but that guy is a legend

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  94. Well that is good to hear. I am a huge fan of the guy, so I really just bailed more based on not wanting to soil his own reputation in my mind. The problem is probably more with me than him tbh

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  95. I don't want him to die and I don't hate Christians but it's just a bummer on a personal level to see a guy a LOVED end up being a fucking crazy mega church christian. That's some way different than even Catholicism etc

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  96. K so they are burying Reigns now right I mean this picture grouping alone https://twitter.com/WWENetwork/status/568183309743890432

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  97. I'd totally mark out.

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  98. Dusty and Tony had so much fun during the Benoit/Sullivan Falls Count Anywhere match

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  99. That picture alone screams "DERP!"

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  100. Kunu, it means Chuck in Hawaiian. He sees a lot of pain behind those eyes.

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  101. You seen this? Thought you'd appreciate it: http://www.wwe.com/inside/bad-news-barrett-calls-out-manchester-uniteds-wayne-rooney-after-fa-cup-dive-27123915

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  102. I see nothing on that link

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  103. My least favorite Boy Meets World episode (not because it's bad, but because of dem feels and FUCK LAUREN) is on ABC Family

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  104. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Uber burial

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  105. So now that we've all had time to think about it, do we all think that Superstar of the Year poll was rigged now?

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  106. Please excuse my friend... he is dead tired

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  107. Was it ever a question?

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  108. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 4:20 PM

    People still care? It's taking place on a wrestling program. Odds are it was a work.

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  109. Definitely rigged.

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  110. Sheild: Badass, Crazy Ass, "Hey...ya like my green tank top?"

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  111. My Client, bROCK Lesnar!February 18, 2015 at 4:22 PM

    I've always known carnies to be fair and unbiased. Like at the carnival games! No shenanigans here!

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  112. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 4:23 PM

    A wrestling company may have rigged something!? The horror!!!

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  113. So that Grado guy who uses Like a Prayer as his theme song is wrestling on Impact?

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  114. Apparently Joe was on Triple H's radar way back in 2004. Kinda weird to wrap my head around that.

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  115. Joey Joe Joe Junior Shabadoo

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  116. Really, Cory fell into a trap the second Topanga let him hang out with Lauren. But if that bitch Lauren didn't keep getting up in his business it wouldn't be a problem to begin with. Fuck her.


    She's cool in Freaks & Geeks tho.

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  117. Shame he wasn't roided enough for Johnny Ace's liking. The mid-00s was kind of a dark age for recruiting thanks to him.

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  118. Don't know if it was posted already, but here's Samoa Joe in WWE:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fG5ONc6aWac

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  119. I'm still amazed that 20+ years have passed without another Rumble for the title. The buildup to Rumble '92 was so exciting.

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  120. Art "AllAmericanBoy" VandelayFebruary 18, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    No wonder they didn't hire him.

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  121. He's also got Perry Saturn eyes in that picture.

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  122. He and Cena were in that UPW documentary on Discovery Channel, too.

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  123. I voted for kodos

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  124. Geez, Essa Rios was STILL on the roster at that point? I thought he was done the moment he turned on Lita and the Hardys saved her.

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  125. Aw man, I still remember that SmackDown like it was yesterday. They built that angle up well, too.

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  126. I remember watching that when it originally aired. I remembered John Cena, but not Joe. I think it was John's Prototype Promos that stuck out to me.

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  127. And now the GOAT Boy Meets World episode is on - the Scream/I Know What You Did Last Summer parody.

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  128. This guy is wrestling Al Snow on Friday, something tells me the only good thing about him is the fact that he comes out to Madonna:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbDiEewWe6k

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  129. Vanilla Ice took some time off filming his reality show to rob up a load of bicycles and furniture from a nearby house.

    http://variety.com/2015/tv/news/vanilla-ice-arrested-burglary-the-vanilla-ice-project-florida-1201436281/

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  130. He was the main focus of the doc. He was one of the few that got called up to WWE, plus he was so clearly ahead of everybody else in terms of charisma and ring presence.

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  131. That is legit one of the greatest wrestling entrances of all time.

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  132. Kaep vs. Some loudmouth on twitter.

    http://deadspin.com/random-twitter-dude-criticizes-colin-kaepernick-gets-t-1686651337?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

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  133. Man, that's a great moonsault.

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  134. Maybe instead of being a ghost or a zombie, you should just be a big PUSSY.


    heh.

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  135. I cannot argue against this point.

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  136. Eric from Boy Meets World was tapping prime Jennifer Love Hewitt.

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  137. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpkIuHkqy1M The anti-All American Boys

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  138. Even stranger, this one mention AJ Styles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OKvPfu6MBA

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  139. As a fellow Pats fan who grew up with Drew Bledsoe's poster on my wall, your comments about the Super Bowl that year hit me right in the feels. Ah well, this year makes up for that.

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  140. Rigged as balls.

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  141. Yep. 4 or 5 legit winners possible...man, Rumble '92 was something.

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  142. There's a teen comedy starring the two of them called Trojan War from '97...compared to some in that genre that received 2,000 theater rollouts, why that one got turfed straight to video is strange, it was better than most of its type.

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  143. The Reigns DERP sign...man, that was how bad they've fucked that up in one image.

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  144. The late 90s had like 8 billion teen comedies so some just fall through the cracks, I guess.

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  145. Great promo from Owens last week: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4tflPAPrK8&list=PLqIVmFaHA8Bow6TvhEFPhVyCO45un-8v1

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  146. Best one is the vader episode

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  147. The absolute worst thing about WWE Network?

    Watching The Sandman's ECW Entrance.

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  148. So what happened to minkus on BMW? What about that cool teacher that shawn was living with? Didn't topanga have an older sister? How did the kids go from like 6th grade to college freshmen in like 4 years?

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  149. Minkus and the motorycle riding teacher were just "over there" [points off camera] the whole time.

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  150. Yup. Watched every single bit of footage available. That was the absolute worst.

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  151. For years I thought Mr. Turner was Razor Ramon.

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  152. My Client, bROCK Lesnar!February 18, 2015 at 5:08 PM

    Didn't Minkus show up at graduation and say he was in other classes?

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  153. That would have been awesome actually

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  154. Was in the honors classes while everybody else was in regular?

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  155. My Client, bROCK Lesnar!February 18, 2015 at 5:09 PM

    Maybe. He definitely showed up with a flimsy explanation.

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  156. His wrestling is as I remember it. His entrance is not.

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  157. My Client, bROCK Lesnar!February 18, 2015 at 5:10 PM

    New Jack?

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  158. It was a joke that he just pointed to the hazy area just off camera and said h and Mr. Turner were there the whole time. Same explanation when they brought back Cory's sister - she said she felt like she was in timeout in her room forever.

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  159. Mr. Turner I remember got into a motorcycle accident and that was that.
    Also, they started in 7th grade, so 7 years= finished with College.

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  160. I was offered Benn and Crawford for Dubnyk and Forsberg in fantasy hockey. I hate to lose Forsberg but Benn should be a suitable replacement and my offense is already solid, but Crawford over Dubnyk's a good move, right? My goaltending is in rough shape outside Holtby (I have injured Steve Mason, who's slightly worse than healthy Steve Mason) so a starter on a top team is what I need.

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  161. Wwe has better continuity than boy meets world.

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  162. Just finishing watching the latest agent carter. Great episode and can't wait for the finale

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  163. If Crawford stays healthy, he'll be good for wins. You have to think dubnyk's hot streak ends soon.

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  164. YankeesHoganTripleHFanFebruary 18, 2015 at 5:17 PM

    How dare you insult BMW? HOW DARE YOU!!!!

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  165. Just saw the ratings for last nights tv shows. Ouch for parks and rec; no wonder why it is being cancelled.

    Agent carter may get renewed but not likely.

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  166. Lauren could get it, but I don't think could justify cheating on Topanga in midst of her "maturation".

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  167. He comes back in Girl Meets World as the father of Cory's daughter's geeky classmate.

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  168. Sitcoms in general have messy continuity, but Boy Meets World is egregious. There are about 2 or 3 age jumps (Eric's age remains consistent but Cory, Shawn, and Topanga skip some years), and they retconned the shit out Cory and Topanga's relationship.

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  169. The "No Destiny" on the trunks seems all too apt.

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  170. Boy Meets World is probably the most underrated sitcom of the 90s imo.

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  171. Night thread: http://www.rspwfaq.net/2015/02/bod-wednesday-night-thread_18.html

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  172. It's by far ABC's best family sitcom. Full House was legitimately awful, Family Matters was barely just a step above it and got realllllly bad later on when it was all about Urkel, and some people will probably hate me for this but I've just never found Saved By The Bell to be watchable.

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  173. I think the 90s gets overrated as far as sitcoms go. It's like Seinfeld then a huge drop.

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  174. As Joey would say, cut it out

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  175. Interesting pick.

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  176. I like to imagine that Ross dies miserable and alone. It makes my world a little brighter.

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  177. imo that's underselling some other good ones like "Frasier" or "Roseanne".

    (btw: does "Freaks and Geeks" count as a sitcom? because that show was great, too)

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  178. I thought a second season for Agent Carter had already been confirmed?

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  179. Not to mention Cory and Eric either have a little sister or they don't, depending on the season.

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