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Undertaker Update

As of now the plan still remains for the Undertaker to stay off of TV until he makes his entrance at WrestleMania.

Credit PWInsider via Wrestling Inc



Sheamus Update

Sheamus will also be kept off of TV until WrestleMania. No word on what match he will be working in but it seems likely it will either be the WrestleMania Intercontinental Title Ladder Match or the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Credit PWInsider via Wrestling Inc



RAW Ratings

RAW had 3.86 million viewers this past Monday, slightly up from the 3.82 million they had last week. The ratings are still well below seasonal patterns. Here is the hourly breakdown:

8pm: 3.70
9pm: 3.94
10pm: 3.94

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/41571-raw-ratings-notes



WWE Attempting to Trademark Hand Gesture

The WWE is trying to trademark is hand gesture the Kliq used for merchandise purposes. The Bullet Club currently uses the same gesture, which you can see by clicking on the link below.

http://pwinsider.com/article/92193/wwe-taking-aim-at-the-bullet-club.html?p=1



And check out "This Week in 90's Wrestling" over at Place to be Nation as they cover what happened across the U.S. and around the world from March 8th-14th by clicking on the link below.

http://placetobenation.com/this-week-in-90s-wrestling-march-8th-14th/



Feel free to discuss all of the trades and free agent signing in the thread as I will be providing updates in the comments about all of the transactions taking place today.

Comments

  1. He'll get the strap again, they'll probably throw it on John Cena/Randy Orton after the great Roman Empire experiment flops as expected but they'll want to feud with someone who can still draw and it wont be long until Daniel rises to the top of that very very short list.

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  2. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMarch 11, 2015 at 7:03 AM

    Why didn't Savage save Crush when he was getting Banzi Dropped into oblivion? I remember it being something vague about him not being allowed to leave the desk but really he just sat on his ass when Crush was getting...well...crushed. Nowadays the ICW would turn on Savage in a heartbeat for that.

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  3. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©March 11, 2015 at 7:04 AM

    "WWE Attempting to Trademark Hand Gesture"
    Man, WWE will do anything to get a quick buck expect give the fans something they want.

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  4. I went to the Nets game last night. I am 1-6 this season and the last three games haven't even been competitive.


    I did meet Rod Thorn which was something

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  5. Eagles expected to sign Ryan Matthews. And Brandon Browner is visiting the Saints.

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  6. This part-time crap has got to stop. Undertaker not showing up until the show is just really laughable.

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  7. 49ers releasing Stevie Johnson.

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  8. Can you even trademark a hand gesture?

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  9. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©March 11, 2015 at 7:06 AM

    Especially if the fans could eventually make them "give in" again.

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  10. For merchandising purposes I think you can.

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  11. How did that go?

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  12. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    "As of now the plan still remains for the Undertaker to stay off of TV until he makes his entrance at WrestleMania....they're currently keeping him in a sealed ziplock bag for fear that he may rot away."

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  13. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©March 11, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    I don't know if that's possible.

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  14. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    I don't know what I'm doin', FELLA!

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  15. He was on the phone and I waited a minute but then wanted to catch the train so I just yelled: We still love you Rod! and he smiled and said thank you.

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  16. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©March 11, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    If he showed up, it could have been a good spin on the story. His loss literally is turning him into a dead man.

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  17. DDP trademarked the Diamond Cutter symbol. He sued Jay-Z and 3Oh3 and I think made out well

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  18. Dr. Million Dollar FactsMarch 11, 2015 at 7:09 AM

    I really hope Brian Lee shows up as The Undertaker!

    VINTAGE DEADMAN MAGGLE!

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  19. Might as well have Sheamus be the "surprise" entrant and win the Battle Royal. Guys a good worker, i just pray they can freshen up his character.


    He could probably provide a good 2 month feud with Roman on top if that's what they're planning.

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  20. Knuckleberry PinnMarch 11, 2015 at 7:10 AM

    Summer of 1993 was a cool time. A young HBK was absolutely CARRYING Raw, Raw itself was still fresh and fun, and there was this weird sense in the air, with Hogan being gone, and Heenan getting off the occasional zinger (most likely dictated by Vince)

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  21. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©March 11, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Picture it, Bryan wins the ladder match, then minutes later Sheamus challenges him for the title. Bryan accepts and loses it in 18 seconds.

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  22. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    I don't know if Insane Clown Wrestling would turn on Savage. You'd have to ask Shaggy Too Dope.

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  23. Crap, this means we're going to see the Clique back so WWE can claim they're still using it.

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  24. Dolphins expecting to release Randy Starks

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  25. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMarch 11, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Oh you know what I mean.

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  26. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    Talk about overcrowding the morning with posts. I checked around 8:15 and there was the Monday Nitro recap and then, less than an hour later, three new posts, including the daily thread.

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  27. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    Smackdown spoilers reveal what he's doing at Mania.

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  28. Daily Update thread almost every morning at 9am. Its a staple.

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  29. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMarch 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    And the King making fun of Bret Harts parents. Can't forget that.

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  30. That's kinda tough on Bray Wyatt, who really hasn't won any major feuds, to carry an entire angle without his opponent there.

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  31. So HHH and Bray get to build their matches at Wrestlemania by talking to themselves. Meanwhile, Brock shows up twice and doesn't say a word while his opponent cuts the most awkward/forced since Benoit was champ.


    Brilliant. They're really going for the hard sell here.

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  32. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    Yup, and look how fast we flock to it!

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  33. Except yesterday, BAYLESS YOU FUCK!

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  34. I was at the hospital, Sally

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  35. Wasn't this at the same time Savage did a WWF Radio interview blasting Hogan?

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  36. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    Oh absolutely, and that's what I was looking for when I gave Scott another page view when I saw the two other posts.

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  37. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    So Bryan has a Mania program finally/predictably. Even so, though, as of Thursday, there's only 2.5 weeks left until the biggest show of the year, and they didn't even have their NUMBER ONE BABYFACE IN THE COMPANY booked at all. What the serious fuck! I mean, I suppose he was being saved as backup for if Brock walked out, but that doesn't mean he couldn't have been booked in something else at the same time. It is un-fucking-fathomable what is going on with this company...all their absolutely screwy decisions make no sense anymore. I think their doctors need to check Vince's brain for syphilis or something because with shit like this, it's gone from just bad booking to full on self-destruction now.

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  38. They brought him back because they wanted Bryan fans to buy the Rumble thinking he had a chance of winning. Simple as that.

    They were stupid enough to not realize it was going to royally backfire.

    Although I disagree with Scott's assessment that it destroyed Reigns' heat. You can't destroy something that doesn't exist in the first place.

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  39. Son, if you want to make it in THIS BUSINESS you don't do things like hospitals. Hospitals are for veterans who have paid their dues and grabbed the brass ring.

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  40. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Since becoming Bray on WWE TV, though, all of his angles have been basically built on him talking, though. The guy actually has the gift of gab, so it's not outside the realm of possibility.

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  41. He can do it. I think he's immensely talented, I'm just whining that he hasn't won anything big yet.

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  42. Dr. Million Dollar FactsMarch 11, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Uhhhhhh................ok on Bryan's involvement at Wrestlemania.

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  43. If he left the announce table he risked getting suspended. Not sure why someone like Lugar or Bret or Duggan didn't save Crush then we wouldn't be having this discussion.

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  44. The posting is schizophrenic. There will be no posts for ten hours then several over the span of a couple, with half of them involving 90's WCW

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  45. He's fighting for the prestigious IC title of course!

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  46. How the mighty have fallen

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  47. So Raw ratings have dropped almost a full point since this time last year, no?

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  48. Although they didn't have anything for him when he returned he certainly will be back in the main event at some point. Everyone calm down.

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  49. Plenty of past B+ players have worn that title!

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  50. Dr. Million Dollar FactsMarch 11, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    That is what happens when you push a guy no one cares for or wants in the main event.

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  51. YankeesHoganTripleHFanMarch 11, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    Duggan has already been destroyed by Yoko...he wanted no part of him, Luger was on a bus, and Bret hard had tears in his eyes from The King making fun of his family.

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  52. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    I mean, obviously, Scott can post whenever he wants. It's his blog. But outside of some of Scott's recaps, I only really show up for the morning daily thread and the evening open thread.


    OH! And Thursday shoot recaps. Bayless 4 Life!

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  53. I can't even spin this into a "Cena needs to be back on top" joke, since at this time last year fans were finally getting the Bryan storyline they wanted.

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  54. Knuckleberry PinnMarch 11, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    I remember watching a Bret vs Bigelow match on Raw with King in the crowd at the Manhattan Centre insulting Bret's parents, and it felt like it went on for approximately 70 minutes. Worst part was it interrupted what was a really good match.

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  55. Knuckleberry PinnMarch 11, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    oooooh, never heard that. Juicy.

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  56. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    So you're saying things are good....?

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  57. His streak is over too, there's really no point in having him there.

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  58. They've been under 3.0 for a few weeks in a row. Shouldn't surprise anyone.

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  59. WWE trying to trademark hand gestures? Good luck with that. The Young Bucks must have really pissed in WWE's cheerios. Why not trademark wrestling moves too?

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  60. Dr. Million Dollar FactsMarch 11, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    Let's be honest for a second.


    Would you rather have Roman Reigns vs Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania OR Randy Orton vs Brock Lesnar NO HOLDS BAAAAAAAAARED.

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  61. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    COUGH SMACKDOWN SPOILERS COUGH.

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  62. Yeah, Scott can post whatever he wants whenever he wants. His stuff brings in the hits too.

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  63. John Cena is the NUMBER ONE BABYFACE IN THE COMPANY, he's the biggest draw, and is going to give them the biggest number of buys/subscriptions.
    Bryan is behind Taker, String, HHH, Lesnar and arguably Reigns as draw so his program is not getting the same level of promotion as the ones that are actually going to make the company money.

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  64. If I never see Orton cut a "reading cue cards" promo again, it'll be too soon.

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  65. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    I don't really see the big deal with any of it. What's the worst part of having sporadic posting? Say there's 3 posts in the span of 5 minutes: What will I do? I don't want to read one of the three posts! I guess I'll have to....I don't know....scroll away from it? OUCH! MY CARPAL TUNNEL, DAMN IT!

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  66. All they've done with Bryan since coming back is seriously damage his credibility as a main-eventer. Having him endorse Reigns after Fastlane did nothing but hurt both men, which is especially idiotic considering Rocky did it a month ago and it failed then.

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  67. Battle Kat LitterMarch 11, 2015 at 7:23 AM

    Maybe this Wrestlemania will shock us all and be the best Mania of all time.

    The ladder match will be an awesome ***** spotfest to rival TLC2.

    Bray will send Taker into retirement

    Cena and Rusev will have a crazy brawl with Cena doing the right thing and jobbing like a trooper

    Sting and Triple H will have a delightfully overbooked match that exceeds all expectations.

    Brock and Roman will have a smash mouth bloody brawl that makes both guys look a million bucks and Reigns end the show as champion to huge cheers

    Best Mania ever

    Who's with me?

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  68. Kind of a shame we haven't yet gotten a Cena vs. Bryan PPV main event again. I know Bryan's only been back for 2 PPVs, but I just don't see it happening anytime soon based on the current direction. That was a hell of a match -- probably Cena's last great non-Brock match, to be honest.

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  69. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    At least twice in the first round of the WWF Title Tournament at WrestleMania IV, the manager clearly interfered in the match WHILE THE REFEREE WAS LOOKING AT THE MANAGER. And did that wrestler get disqualified? NO! Terrible officiating! Where was Jack Tunney? Was wasn't Gorilla Monsoon outraged? Why didn't Vince fire those damn refs, or at least have Donald Trump do it?

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  70. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Cena, I'll grant you that. Reigns is in their eyes, not in reality. And the rest have bigger programs, but Bryan is still a HUGE crowd favorite, so waiting that long to book him into anything, let alone a lame program, is pure batshit.

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  71. Biff Kensington Has a PosseMarch 11, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    For WWE's sake, they better put him in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal, because he's undoubtedly winning whatever he's in. And if they're banking on the 'Welcome Back!' reaction for fucking Sheamus, this show will be a disaster. I almost DARE them to put Sheamus over Dolph Ziggler, Dean Ambrose and Daniel Bryan. Santa Clara will be out for blood.

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  72. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    What a turd.

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  73. http://www.macho-madness.net/randys_radio_interview.html

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  74. They went up against a GREAT episode of Better Call Saul this Monday.

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  75. I'm not so sure. He certainly won't be back in it for more than perhaps a placeholder feud.

    In WWE's eyes they've got to get through at least a Reigns run and a Rollins run first before he comes anywhere near the title again and that's without factoring in Orton (always a favourite despite what he does), Wyatt (who they are clearly high on), the NXT guys who are going to get moved up at some point and....of course....Cena.

    They refused to book him on top when logic and storytelling has demanded it so I see no reason why he gets back there now (storyline wise) he has no legit reason to be.

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  76. Unless the waterobics class that Taker and Sting are doing at the Y is in the fountain of youth, I don't see it.

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  77. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    Right, but you're still potentially splitting your audience by posting three different topics so close to each other (especially when one is a daily destination topic).

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  78. Roman Reigns is collecting endorsements of people much more popular than he is like he is a politician. I half-expect a Clinton or a Bush to come out on RAW and endorse Reigns as the next WWE champion.

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  79. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    They sure do like shining them though.

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  80. Thank god you are here to maintain peace. Without you this place would be madness, MADNESS !

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  81. Biff Kensington Has a PosseMarch 11, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    Their #1 and #2 babyfaces did have programs, what are you talking about? Rusev/Cena was set from the Rumble on, and Reigns/Lesnar was ready to go by the end of February.

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  82. In that case, Nova could become the wrestling world's patent troll.

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  83. That tournament was not very good at all. Even as a kid I thought it was boring as shit.

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  84. The 90s WCW stuff has got to stop. I know I'm in the minority but Chris F-B is pretty terrible.

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  85. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    I meant in the eyes of the fans. But they don't give a shit about their fans (or money or logic or sanity) so, point taken.

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  86. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    The DQs would have significantly changed the makeup of the tournament. DiBiase should have been disqualified against Duggan and One Man Gang should have lost to Bam Bam.

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  87. For me, I dont want to review stuff everyone else has done or is doing. I'd rather stick to 80's WWF, RoH, and even the early TNA or OVW and other territory stuff.

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  88. It's just mind boggingly stupid that the WWE had two obvious main events screaming at them in the face all year and they could have run both this year (and the title could in theory have been involved in either of them) yet we have ended up with neither.

    Shield Triple Threat
    Brock vs Bryan

    One of these we will probably never see now and the more Dean Ambrose is treated like a joke the less likely the other one becomes.

    How can a company screw up so bad over the course of one year?

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  89. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Having Hogan and Andre match up made sense and was smart at the time, but it stopped them from having Savage and Steamboat match up again, which in hindsight really hamstrung the show.

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  90. When was the last time a WrestleMania had build where several guys were kept off TV for months leading into it?

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  91. Clinton or Bush: "Ryan Roman is my favorite WWF champion!"

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  92. Worst overall use of talent in one night until King of the Ring 2000.

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  93. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    Last year?

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  94. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    That was a joke, by the way.

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  95. They are missing out - they could have Roman, Bray, and HHH cut face to face promos with cardboard cutouts of Sting, Undertaker, and Brock. Better yet, they could have a cardboard cut out of Roman AND a cardboard cutout of Brock just standing in the ring.

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  96. The plan was for Steamboat/Savage II but they switched it and at that point Steamboat realized the WWF wasnt going to push him and left.

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  97. I get him doing the B-shows, but these 97 RAWs and Nitros have already been reviewed on this site. Plus, he seems to have no consideration for when he posts stuff.


    It's just the usual five or six jokes, some irrelevant play by play and a meaningless star rating. Terrible

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  98. So DDP owns the illuminati hand gesture, interesting ....

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  99. They could just have Trump do it again because he's sort of a politician:

    "Ryan Roman, a Samoan gentleman who is the strongest guy I've ever seen!"

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  100. The only comparable angle I can think of is the UnderFaker angle, where Taker didn't appear until the PPV. But that was SS, not WM.

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  101. Biff Kensington Has a PosseMarch 11, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    Food for thought: going by the 1990 WWF hierarchy of babyfaces, here is where we're at right now:

    1. The role of Hulk Hogan is being played by John Cena.
    2. The role of Ultimate Warrior is being played by Roman Reigns.
    3. The role of Brutus Beefcake is being played by Daniel Bryan.
    4. The role of Jake 'the Snake' Roberts is being played by Dean Ambrose.
    5. The role of the Big Bossman will be played by Sheamus.
    7. The role of Koko B. Ware is being played by Dolph Ziggler.
    8. The role of Barry O. is being played by Erick Rowan.

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  102. "How can a company screw up so bad over the course of one year?"

    Because at least a year ago, Vince decided Roman Reigns was the Next Big Thing, and nothing, not even the opinions of paying customers, was going to prevent that.

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  103. Knuckleberry PinnMarch 11, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Jesus that was cool. That should have been made way more widely available than it was. Cooler than any tv storyline that year, that's for sure.

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  104. I have no problem but this is mostly all stuff that Logan/Tommy are doing and have been doing. I have read at least three different people review episodes of 1996 WCW Nitro here.

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  105. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 11, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Yay, Ryan Matthews! The guy I draft in my fantasy leagues nearly every year (along with Stevan Ridley) who I think "if he stays healthy this year!..." until a fortnight later and he's hurt and then it's 1am and I'm drunk and I'm in the bathroom with the lights off, looking in the mirror and repeating his name to myself over and over like its the Candyman.

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  106. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    "Ravishing" Rick Rude HAD to be a gay icon in the 1980s, right?

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  107. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    This isn't television. You don't "split your audience". It's all on the same website. He's getting hits no matter what page your on.

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  108. Seriously, I think Vince's perception of people buying WrestleMania because it's WrestleMania is hurting the shows.

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  109. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    ...Vince?

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  110. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    If you had of said that to Billy King he would have snapped "who sent you? Who do you work for?" like a paranoid maniac.

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  111. Ah, good old WrestleMania IV. 9 hours and 45 matches long.

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  112. I pointed that out to him and he was like: I REVIEW WHAT I WANT TO REVIEW TOUGH SHIT and then everyone else was like: We like Chris F-B more!


    I can't win with these people.

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  113. Its how he booked Cena/Rock II. Look how that turned out. Crowd was dead.

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  114. Biff Kensington Has a PosseMarch 11, 2015 at 7:34 AM

    Brutus Beefcake, I think. More ambiguous about his sexuality with the Side Ass Special going on, and Rude was pretty adamantly a chick magnet.

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  115. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 11, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    HHH should have cut a promo on a cardboard cutout and then dropped some elbows on it like Ric Flair did to that picture of Sting in a magazine.

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  116. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:35 AM

    It's been that way for a while, and it doesn't seem to hurt the buy rates. Look at the difference in cards from the first 10 years to the last 10 years. Multiple tag matches, every title defended, a variety of stuff going on, but on the down side, you only had one, maybe two, good matches per card.


    Now, you've got multi-man matches and spot fests all over the place. It's a different industry with a different audience.

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  117. Womanizer. Think 'Larry from Three's Company" but tougher.

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  118. Sounds like you needed me.


    Too bad you haven't EARNED ME!

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  119. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    Upvote for the use of "fortnight".

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  120. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 11, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    Pfft, there was nothing gay about the Booty Man. NOTHING!

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  121. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    "I REVIEW WHAT I WANT TO REVIEW" should really be turned into, "You'll review what we approve. Sit down and shut the fuck up and if you don't like it, go to 411."

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  122. His original Brutus Beefcake vignettes were so horrible I've always thought they were a rib.

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  123. They could have given the title at the Rumble to Rollins.

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  124. True but they could have still gone with Roman and done the Triple Threat. It guarantees a good match, plays on the background of Shield and hides Roman's limitations behind the two guys he knows best who also happen to be good workers.

    Still could have got to this situation from the Rumble s well:

    Seth beats Brock via cash in. Lesnar in a huff beats the snot out of Bryan and eliminates him from Rumble. Reigns and Ambrose do a double finish of sorts to become double No 1 Contenders.

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  125. He also can't take criticism well but that seems to go for 99 percent of this blog.

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  126. This is ignoring the fact that Vince's plan was to have Lesnar beat the Streak, Lesnar win the title, and Reigns beat Lesnar for the "streak rub" and the title. That was the plan, and he's sticking to it.

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  127. As I said above, this is ignoring the fact that Vince's plan was to have Lesnar beat the
    Streak, Lesnar win the title, and Reigns beat Lesnar for the "streak
    rub" and the title. That was the plan, and he's sticking to it.

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  128. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Yes, actually, you can "split your audience" because instead of getting some conversation going in the Savage/Crush thread, or whatever, the majority of people are just coming here.


    Sure, he gets hits from the same people, but when you have several threads with more conversation it's better than one thread with conversation and a couple dead ones.


    Maybe it's different for Scott, since this isn't his main revenue source, but if this was a site that relied on the traffic for revenue, it would be a bad strategy.

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  129. I'll answer any criticism in the comments of my reviews. That shit doesnt bother me, legitimate or trolling.

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  130. That's unfortunate, too. WrestleMania used to be the culmination of months and even a year's worth of build-up, even the midcard and lower card matches. Now it's just matches thrown together literally a week or two before the show.


    Just looking at this year's card, we have a battle royal, a multi-man ladder match, and possibly a multi-team Tag title match. It seems like it is more o an effort to throw everyone on the card, which is good for the talent I guess even though they have no idea how they'll get paid, but as a fan it stinks.

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  131. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:40 AM

    Well, yeah, PLUS he was from San Francisco...

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  132. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:41 AM

    Doesn't matter. If you're on the Daily Thread, and I'm reading a WCW Nitro rant, Scott Keith has the same audience if we were both in the daily thread. I don't really know why this is even an issue. None of it matters.

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  133. I just spit up some All Bran laughing at the thought of this. That would be absolutely fucking hilarious.

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  134. Yes i suppose you are right. No way was Vince ever going to have Daniel Bryan of all people get that rub.

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  135. I've seen Billy King before but never said anything. I was gonna ask Rod Thorn if he could come back, but then I remembered he's the guy who said Travis Outlaw...sure!

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  136. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    I don't think that's true of the posters. Maybe CFB, but I ignore his posts and have no idea of what the comment sections in his posts are like. But Bayless and Tommy and some of the others are really good about criticism.

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  137. Plus there would be no obvious match for Randy Orton God Forbid.

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  138. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:42 AM

    I would say Dean Ambrose is playing the part of the Bushwackers.

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  139. Does this also mean Vince had a year long plan to sacrifice Taker's streak to Brock, so Wyatt could fight Taker, in his next match, for 21-1?

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  140. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:43 AM

    Well, it seems to be an issue because I made an off-handed opinion into a comment and you seem to have taken exception. You tell me why you're making it an issue.

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  141. That's why I said 99 percent. Tommy seemed to have issues with it for a while, but has gotten a little better.

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  142. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    You could just scroll past it. You don't even have to move anything except your finger. It's not difficult.

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  143. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:45 AM

    I'm not talking about his character. Obviously Rude was a womanizer with the Cheryl Roberts feud. I'm just talking about his look. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that Rude's pin-up was on the wall for more than a few gay guys in the late 80s.

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  144. I am the 1%

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  145. What's the point of just writing the same shit? Oh he said Big Bubber and "Sober" Bobby Heenan, stop, sides splitting.

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  146. And the Jets are supposedly going to bring back Antonio Cromartie.

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  147. I've said this before - would have been 100% worth it if he had gotten the title shot against Lesnar at the Rumble and have Reigns win the Rumble iwth a final four of RR, Cena, Rusev, and Rollins. Fans would have gotten the Bryan-Lesnar match we all wanted and Reigns would not have been put in the impossible position of trying to keep up or keep heat with DB.

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  148. "They had literally NOTHING for him to do..."


    I feel like this could be applied to about a dozen wrestlers. I mean, look at something as benign now as the New Day. Weeks of vignettes hyping the group, and then after a couple wins, they fade to the background. Now that they are a completely heatless group, they score an "upset" win over the tag champs (to get into the title hunt, of course).


    Sheamus has been billed for a return for a month now and there's no indication of what he'll do when he gets back. Unless he enters the ARMBAR (battle royal) -- and wins -- it's probably going to fall under the same category as Bryan.


    I think Scott was right: they should have held Bryan out longer if this was the best they had for him. Let him rest up and come back after Mania to pursue the title he never lost. At least then, if Reigns was flopping as champ, they could quickly turn him heel and do a David/Goliath deal with Bryan.

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  149. My alma mater, North Carolina State, has been using the wolf hand signal for decades. Fuck WWE.

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  150. The gang is getting back together again. Too bad Sanchez re-upped with the Eagles.

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  151. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    All the traffic starts on the main page. When you click on a page from the main page...doesn't matter which one....and two people are in the comments, it's the same as going to a page with a ton of people conversing. Because you all came from the same place. 10,000 hits are 10,000 hits no matter where you end up. If the Savage/Crush thread gets 5 hits, and the Daily Thread gets 100 hits, it's the same as 50 people in the Savage/Crush thread and 55 in the Daily. Doesn't matter. Same revenue.

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  152. It'd be funny if WWE got into a legal battle with NC State.

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  153. Vince was hoping it would damage Bryan though, I've never seen a more obvious act of sabotage, the Raw promo after Fastlane when he put over Reigns was one of my all time low moments as a fan.

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  154. One of the few bad things DDP has brought to the world of wrestling, trademarked hand gestures.

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  155. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:52 AM

    I'm just saying, not sure why it bothers you that much when you don't have to read it. Just go to the next post. Maybe I'm talking crazy.

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  156. Despite how good NXT is, I think it is WWE's attempt to kill independent wrestling and forge a complete monopoly on the entire wrestling industry.

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  157. Given his merchandise numbers, and the spike in network subs after he won the rumble, I'd suggest Reigns probably is bringing in some money.
    And just a guess, but Bryan's situation could have been complicated by the delay in getting medical clearance for Sheamus, and that's what left him in limbo.

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  158. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:55 AM

    I'm not making it an issue. You continue to use this "split the audience" thing as though it's hurting Scott financially in some way, and it's not. If you mean it takes away from conversation, sure, I can see that. But you're wrong as far as hits go.

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  159. So, on that E! show Fashion Police, Guliana Rancic made a joke about some girl with stupid looking dreads that was along the lines of "those dreads look like they smell like patchouli oil", to which Kathy Griffin said "or weed". Because you know, people with dreads are into that shit.

    Well, because people are fucking pathetic and have ZERO problems thus they need to create some, decided that this was the worst thing ever. That clearly Guliana is a MASSIVE racist who is doing her best to resurrect Hitler. Everyone was outraged, and disgusted, and thus, she had to do my favorite thing in the whole fucking world, the apology.

    Guliana said how sorry she was, and how she didn't realize how hurtful the comments were, and how this was a learning experience. Then of course we had people talking about how the apology wasn't enough, and how wrong they thought it was.

    ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

    Did Guliana really learn anything? What did she learn? That people are obnoxious assholes, who have to make themselves appear to be "heroes" by screaming to the mountain top that they don't like what she did? It's all people do today. They have their "end war", or "don't abuse the elderly", or "stop human trafficking" bumper stickers, so everyone behind them know they're heroes! Heroes who don't like children being sold into slavery.

    The E! Channel forced her to do that bullshit, ridiculous apology. Does the E! channel really give a shit? Absolutely not. They just care about money, and sponsors, and advertisement, so they gotta make sure EVERYONE knows they're heroes! Otherwise you have bullshit media saying how the E! Channel supports unstoppable racists like Guliana who want nothing more than to hang black people and destroy the race.

    Does Guliana really think she was out of line? Of course not. Does she regret it? Of course not. She just has to do this, because she works for a stupid, pathetic network that has no balls.

    I can imagine all those people who were in the streets, literally fighting for equality, being mauled by dogs, being sprayed by firehoses and beat by TRUE racists, are probably thinking "Oh, thank the good Lord I only had to go through that and not have a woman make fun of my hair on a show where the premise is making fun of people."

    Not that I have any strong feelings on the subject

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  160. Remember last year when the Shield turned face to help Bryan even the odds against the Authority and the fans were so excited they chanted "THIS IS AWESOME" and there was a huge buzz about the product?


    Man, those were good times.

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  161. Vince is a strident Republican. It would be one of their idiotic, treasonous assholes that endorsed Roman, if it were anyone.

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  162. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    Good point on Bryan & Vinny today: So Goldust beats Stardust at Fast Lane. Pins him clean. Goldust is now off TV and Stardust is in a championship match at Mania..

    http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/simpsons/images/2/2c/Homer's_Enemy.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20070704180232

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  163. I've been saying for ages that Sheamus is a dead cert to win the Andre Battle Royal this year.

    However, I'd be much happier if he enters, but so does someone new - a Kevin Owens, for example - and wins after eliminating him.

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  164. Remember when all it took for the fans to go absolutely mental was for the Shield and the Wyatts to stand in the same ring and stare at one another?

    Talk about cutting the legs out from under folk. :(

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  165. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 7:57 AM

    You know, if you don't like what I'm saying, you can just scroll past it and not comment. :-D

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  166. There's a pretty easy way to fix Bryan - and I think it's something he suggested at one point. Let him win the IC title and be predominately on Smackdown, defending the "workrate" title in kick-ass matches every week. Build him back up as a submission specialist and he'll be ready for a title vs. title main event by Summerslam. He gets rebuilt, gets to be the focal point of his own show, and the IC title gets a much needed rub (I'd even think about unifying the IC/US titles but as long as Rusev is hot it should probably stay with him).

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  167. Said on one of the articles on here yesterday that I feel REALLY sorry for Dustin. He deserves much better.

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  168. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    I think it's more certain that he won't be coming back as a refreshed heel, but as a bland predictable face again.

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  169. At this point the plan is to keep Taker off tv until his entrance = "HAHA We've got your money now it doesn't matter that he is coming out to the ring in a wheel chair!"

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  170. Of course it is.

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  171. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMarch 11, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    Social media really does bring out the worst in people,on both sides. I've become so much happier since getting off facebook, its unbelievable.

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  172. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!March 11, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    I could, but I'd fear that you'd be spreading the ignorance to the masses, so what can ya do really? :)

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  173. It heralded the beginning of the end of Roman Reigns as anything the fans would cheer too.

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  174. That I doubt. Considering Taker's condition last year, Mania 30 might've been his last match for all Vince knew.

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  175. Yep. Although I do think he'd be a perfect fit for the Authority, as he's better in the ring than Kane or Show, and at this point more of a 'threat' than either, but it would mean he doesn't have to talk much.

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  176. Buffalo HopscotchMarch 11, 2015 at 7:59 AM

    The annoying thing to me was Goldust cut his emotional promo with Dusty, saying how he didn't care about winning, but was going to beat the shit outta Stardust if it meant he'd get Cody back. Then they have a standard wrestling match, Goldust wins off a fluke pin and that's the end of it. Wuh?

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  177. Way to take it too seriously, bub.

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  178. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    I felt sorry so many people shat on their FL match, I thought it was perfectly fine. The whole angle would be a success if it was Goldust vs. heel Cody and not Stardust, that's the thing killing everything.

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  179. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    Like anybody pays attention to what I say here.

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  180. Re: the Kliq hand gesture. It makes Bullet Club look low rent when they do it, so whatever. New Japan should trademark BC's gun gesture in return.

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  181. They were dying out there, it was killed off out of mercy

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  182. The booking was idiotic, to be fair, which didn't help their cause. Dustin and Cody could definitely put on a far better match than they were allowed to, and the ending of the match was so lame-duck that it honestly came across almost like a botch.

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  183. Well at least WWE is focusing on what is important...trademaking a hand gesture of a group of guys from 18 years ago

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  184. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 11, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    The biggest mistake they made was to have him interact with Roman Reigns as a way to get him over. They could have put him in any feud but they teased putting him in the main even slot only to do a bait and switch.

    A feud with Rollins was RIGHT THERE with a built in story line: DBry treated like garbage and stripped of the title but Rollins get preferential treatment. It ties into HHH saying he was a B+ wrestler and wanted someone else as the face/future of the company. Hell, the MitB briefcase could have been on the line and it could be used as an excuse to get DBry that match against Lesnar people have been clamoring for. You could have even put Orton in the mix as a Triple Threat.

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  185. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 8:02 AM

    Yeah, that is true. I'm sure once they got out there the ref informed them what Vince wanted them to do and, like everything else, fucks ceased being given.

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  186. I think Goldust is going to be in the match as well. He tweeted something about it a couple days ago.

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  187. Considering the WWE's legal history they will probably lose their rights to the Kliq in the process

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  188. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Shit, who ISN'T going to be in the match? As predicted, it's just a bloated spotfest over a comedic prop now.

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  189. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 11, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    My name is Bill Clinton and I endorse this message...now where are all those Divas?"

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  190. People hoping for a Money in the Bank style ladder match are going to be severely disappointed. There's no way this mess gets 10 minutes.

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  191. I think if they'd let Reigns go on a Magnum TA style win streak and kept Bryan off of TV to let him continue to heal and rehab, Reigns would have been fine. I think he's talented and has the right look to be a big star, but Creative/Vince has just pissed all over his character and made bad decision after bad decision.


    Whether the problem is Vince, or the problem is Creative, at some point they HAVE to realize that what they are doing isn't working.

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  192. "Ween" Dean AndrewsMarch 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    The MITB replacement, indeed. All fighting over a once important item that now is an afterthought.

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  193. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Popcorn vendor?

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  194. Considering how Cesaro fared after Mania 30 last year, does anyone really think winning the Andre Battle Royal will give someone any kind of meaningful rub?

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  195. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONMarch 11, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    I think it could get more than that, but it's like a MITB match fighting for a stuffed animal at the top now. Kinda takes the bite out of everything, much like a Streakless Taker.

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  196. This company seems actively against doing that at this point.

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  197. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 11, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    So last night, I got a call back for a tryout session after a job interview with a paper last week. I get to go in Sunday night to work on their system. Hopefully this period of unemployment will be brief...

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  198. I hope they keep the tradition that who ever wins gets buried. then in a couple years it's a sprint to get out of the ring

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