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New E-Book: Only On Pay Per View: 1998

The Monday Night Wars is one of the most discussed periods in the history of professional wrestling. Over the years, the WWF and WCW did battle every Monday night for supremacy in professional wrestling. Books have been written about it and WWE produced a long documentary series on the subject. However, there’s another aspect of the battle that doesn’t get nearly as much attention.

While the more publicized war was taking place on Monday night, there was another war being waged once a month on Sunday night. Every month, both companies produced a three hour pay per view special where the really big matches and blowoffs to the stories took place. These were just as important as the TV shows and had more than their share of great matches and moments.


In this book, I’ll be looking at all twenty four pay per views from 1998, one of the most pivotal years of the Monday Night Wars. I’ll be breaking down every match, segment and show as a whole. As usual I’ll be providing play by play, historical context and analysis of every show. The reviews are all new and never before seen.

The books runs over 340 pages on a Kindle and only costs $3.99, or the equivalent in other currencies. If you don’t have a Kindle or e-book reader, there are several FREE apps you can use to read it on pretty much any electronic device. You can find those from Amazon here.


You can pick up the book from Amazon here.

From the UK Amazon here.

From the Canadian Amazon here.

Or if you’re in another country with its own Amazon page, just search “KB Only On Pay Per View” and my book will be the first thing that pop up.

Also you can still get any of my previous books on the WWE Championship, Monday Night Raw from 1998 and 2001, Monday Nitro from 1995-97, In Your House, Summerslam, Starrcade, ECW Pay Per Views, Royal Rumble, Saturday Night’s Main Event and Clash of the Champions at my author’s page here.

I hope you like it and shoot me any questions you might have.

KB

Comments

  1. LOL at Sid. He left the WWF just as they were getting hot, and came back to WCW after they cooled off. As far as missing out on big-time paydays, is there a worse sense of timing for a top guy?

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  2. Roman Reigns is the worst wrestler to ever be given a World Title Shot at Wrestlemania.

    The wording allows The Miz to be taken out the conversation.

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  3. I think Reigns is talented, and has a TON of upside potential. i just think it's too soon to push him like this.

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  4. I agree with this. Just at this very moment in time, and in his career, he is not ready for the position he is in.

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  5. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 20, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    "I do have to say that at least they're making an effort to sell Sting v. HHH as a big deal, even if the result 100% doesn't matter, so there's that. "


    ...but there's no HHH training montage. Where's the montage, dammit? THE MONTAGE?!?!?!?!

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  6. Yeah, as much as I hated those, I have to admit without one it just doesn't seem like that big of a match.

    I mean, Triple H isn't even TRAINING for this match!

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  7. Does he really need to train to beat a guy who might be wrestling with a shirt on?

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  8. He left WCW right before Hulk and Nitro.

    He also left WCW right before the Dangerous Alliance.

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  9. This build-up just seems lame and uninspired. I remember the build-up for WM 13 feeling like it was stuck together with sawdust and duct tape.


    In the four weeks leading up to the show, plans changed for Rocky, Mero, Foley, Vader, Bulldog, Ahmed, Faarooq, Bret and Austin, topped off by Shawn's smile-ectomy.


    The build up really felt like the company had less than zero direction. And aside from Bret-Austin, the show bore that out.

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  10. The buildup to Sting / HHH has been hilarious. Sting is barely around, hasn't said a word, and yet HHH assumes his appearance is because HHH "destroyed" WCW (even though he didn't in even the biggest of stretches.) what if he just wants a match at WM? What if he just wants a job? Hell, what if he's invading from TNA?

    None of this makes any sense.

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  11. I think Triple H/Sting, aside from the awful promo where they changed Sting's voice, is probably the best built match on the show. That's sad, since the build hasn't been great or anything. But compared to Lesnar/Reigns, Orton/Rollins, Cena/Rusev, Wyatt/Taker, and the IC title match...

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  12. No. Anyone who watched at the time knows that Austin/McMahon killed WCW. HHH didn't become a big deal until WCW was dead in the water anyway.

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  13. Actually, leaving WCW before Hulk may have been ok. Otherwise he could have been...


    THE YETAYYYYY!

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  14. Love your avatar. That may be the most random video game character to think of whilst selecting an avatar.

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  15. Do the people writing these emails seriously feel this year's build is worse than the one just 2 years ago???


    Just a refresher:


    1) Rock/Cena II
    2) HHH/Brock
    3) Punk/Taker (where Punk was totally mailing it in during the buildup most likely due to feeling upset over not main eventing)

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  16. I agree. Beat the piss out of Rusev, and start a Magnum TA geek-killing gimmick. He does the "fighting champion" thing, defending at every single PPV and Raw, and gets into a couple heated feuds for the big PPVs this year. Then, next year, do the Warrior/Hogan thing with him and Cena in champion vs champion. Just let the fans pick who to cheer for.

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  17. "THE UNDERTAKER meets up with KEVIN KELLY. Taker reminds us he’s the most powerful entity in WWF history..."

    - Nope, he said himself, the most powerful entity is SLAM JAM DEATHHHHH.

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  18. What were the original plans?
    Rocky vs. Mero got changed to Rock vs. Sultan due to Mero's injury
    Bulldog was supposed to wrestle Austin?
    What were Foley and Vader supposed to do? Face each other?
    Ahmed and Faarooq wasn't going to be a 6-man tag, I'm guessing?
    Bret obviously was supposed to work Shawn
    Where does Owen fit in?

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  19. I could be wrong, but I figure the idea is that Trips is just being a delusional and self-aggrandizing heel.

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  20. MON-TAAAGE!

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  21. And yet we're still going to watch just because of the train wreck value of it all so you can say it's built brilliantly.

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  22. (1) 1 participant not appearing on tv regularly if at all.
    2) No hatred or real rivalry between the participants
    3) The fans don't care about the result.)

    Take away 3) and that's Hogan vs Warrior buried.

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  23. Bingo. That and most of their audience wasn't watching 15 years ago.

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  24. Yup, you got everything. Including the question mark next to Owen, because I've never heard his role explained. I would assume he would have been involved with Bulldog/Austin, probably costing Bulldog the match.

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  25. Chronotrigger is where it's at.

    God damn it, now I want to play chronotrigger for like the 5th time.

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  26. Everyone forgets how poor the build to 29 was.

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  27. You just got 1 customer! 98 was the year my dad's coworker had a black box and threw a party for every WWF or WCW PPV. We literally watched every PPV live that year.

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  28. I really think he's trying to rewrite history to make himself more important than he was. How many times in these WWF/WCW docs do we see footage of the DX invasion? It wasn't that big a deal at the time.

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  29. I've long thought that the best thing that the WWE Network could do in order to help the current product is to have each person on the roster do a direct "look into the camera" confessional...and explain who they are and why they do what they do...and then to run one of those at the top and bottom of every hour...and whenever there's time after one show before the next one begins (kind of how they run "video vault" clips.) These should be short. One or two paragraphs of dialogue, each should be no more than a minute long.

    And any character who can't do that needs to be retooled or re-conceived.

    (Yes, some characters have more nuance to them than others...but everyone should have clear motivations that inform everything they say or do.)

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  30. Post-punk icons as Marvel folks

    http://www.shortlist.com/cool-stuff/design/post-punk-icons-reimagined-as-marvel-heroes

    Guessing TatR will especially like it

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  31. And he makes his boys run more than any other team. The nerve of fatties.

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  32. I have zero interest in this show.

    I'm just gonna order the replay of super card on Sunday.

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  33. Have you ever read the book, "Loose Balls" ? It's incredible....story about the ABA. My favorite one is a story about Barnes. He missed the team flight, so he had to get a private plane. Shows up at the game in uniform, but wearing a fur coat and carrying a bag of food from McDonald's.

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  34. Red Army was really good too. I felt some sympathy towards the Soviet guys...haha.

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  35. I'll take Rock over Reigns in terms of entertainment and Punk and Heyman pulling from the cheap heat Hall of Fame due to Bearer's real life passing. Plus, we got the tremendous Punk/Cena free TV match for the number 1 contendership to face Rock at Mania. Brock's more over now and there's some "new" faces around, but those are the only positives.

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  36. ღαґ√ ḉґεṧтø (visits Da Nang)March 20, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Ah ok, I looked it up, no clue what it is

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  37. I'll get cups and ice.

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  38. I loved that Magic and Bird doc.

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  39. god damn - Suge Knight's bail was set at $25 MILLION

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  40. That would be a great motivation except that there seems to be a working philosophy with WWE Creative to suggest that "titles don't matter."

    And, to double down on this...who on the WWE roster has a motivation of "really wanting to be champion"?

    Not Cena, Not Lesnar, Not Reigns, Not Orton, Not Rollins (he's had that briefcase how long?), Not Ambrose, Not Cesaro & Kidd, Not Rusev...

    Barrett?

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  41. Those are pretty freaking cool.

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  42. Yeah indy is weird like that. Were I bigger I'd have done an indy gimmick where I wrestled a slow, exaggerated 1970s style with all the "high spots" - the overhand punch, ARMLOCK and my finisher: the butterfly suplex. I'm pretty sure it's the only way anyone could be a heel.

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  43. ღαґ√ ḉґεṧтø (visits Da Nang)March 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM

    Time for him to get OJ'd

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  44. The problem with this (assuming WWE doesn't actually believe what HHH the character is saying) is the lack of a strong voice calling him out on this BS, whether JR or, preferably, HHH's opponent. Heels are supposed to be delusional, but with WWE's version of history/hagiography (Vince was the victim of unfair business practices by Ted Turner, not just getting his butt kicked by a C-level announcer using a bankroll just like Vince did when he expanded nationally), there are probably some people in the audience who believe what HHH is saying is true.

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  45. kbwrestlingreviewsMarch 20, 2015 at 1:46 PM

    Much appreciated.

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  46. Is that better or worse than if she walked in on you watching a screen full of Orton ass?

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  47. Nah, it's a pretty good, fresh card and it's not like WWE really ever builds feuds in a very good way. I'll be going into it cold just to see an entertaining show, and since it's Wrestlemania it shouldn't be too difficult to deliver that (even if some of it is trainwreck appeal).

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  48. The way Hoiberg coached the end of the game yesterday I'd be horrified if he coached my NBA team.
    As a Celtics fan, Brad Stevens is one tremendous coach. He might take a team starting Evan Turner, Jae Crowder, and Tyler Zeller to the playoffs. They got better after trading Rondo and Jeff Green. That makes me feel good about the future.

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  49. Thaddeus MountainMarch 20, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    I want the Moz, Robert Smith, and Ian Curtis ones as shirts. Now.

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  50. The book was great too. I think I saw the HBO doc, and it was so good, I decided to actually pick up the hardcover. Some of the Dream Team things went on to appear in the Dream Team doc by the NBA.

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  51. "I feel like the worst father in the world."

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  52. Watched the extended edition of The Fellowship of The Ring while this afternoon just draaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaags by.

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  53. I think I remember that. I blame that on Simmons. It's probably not even remotely his fault, but he can Rapaport are tight, so the producers probably didn't want risk alienating or making it a big deal by having bad narrator.

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  54. It's catching on!

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  55. Coworker is watching After Earth. What a piece of shit.

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  56. On what level is Huggins on the Scott Steiner FAT scale?

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  57. That's pretty mean to call your coworker that.

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  58. He's really good. Simmons is in love with Stevens.

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  59. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 1:53 PM

    This is the perfect definition of a vanity project.

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  60. Her own fault for having such shit taste.

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  61. LOL @ this Mania poster: https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/s526x395/10410877_788460497908345_2992778742648102373_n.jpg?oh=7bd4fd0442aa6ecec4dcfd7a5f58ccf1&oe=55BDB47A&__gda__=1433648327_f2a55f582766f193a69bb05eca23826d

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  62. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 1:55 PM

    Roman Levesque needs a bigger nose.

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  63. Reigns looks like a million dollars. He does a few big moves and beats most people. To give him a "Nobody believes that I can do this" as a motivation FOR A FACE...doesn't fit him, even if it is built around how the real world has reacted to him.

    His snap reaction to the crowd--that felt real. He probably shouldn't be a pure face at this point. He should be angry...but that anger can't be focused on Lesnar--LESNAR HASN'T DONE ANYTHING TO HIM. (That's the big problem with this build. To Lesnar, Reigns is just the next guy in line. He's not getting heel reactions because he hasn't been a heel to Reigns. And Reigns isn't getting face reactions because "fairly worthy opponent" is a hard thing to expend much emotion on.)

    The fans aren't behind Reigns...they don't believe in him. That should make Reigns mad at the fans. It's Reigns trying not to react (or, more accurately, being instructed to not react) in that natural way that makes his motivation ill-fitting.

    The best thing to happen to Roman Reigns, as a character, in the LONG TERM...would be to be crushed relatively quickly by Lesnar. Oh, it would ruin WrestleMania 31...but...for the character of Roman Reigns, who has never really been challenged or tested before...to be get the biggest test on the biggest stage and fail would be an emotionally resonant moment to base a

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  64. Redstorm! I've been checking out Bayside ahead of this festival in May, they're *really* good, esp the self titled album. You were a fan right?

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  65. Since I started doing these brackets about 10 years ago I've won 6 of them. This just isn't my year, at least in the early rounds.

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  66. He really should have renamed the US Championship by now.

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  67. Morrissey~!

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  68. I wonder what kind of crowd reactions Lesnar vs. Reigns will get?

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  69. The multitude of multi-man matches thrown together for no reason other than getting the performers on the show has me less interested in the show. I actually want to see the top two matches just for the match itself, regardless of the build-up: I like watching Lesnar do his thing and I'm pumped about Sting at Wrestlemania. The Undertaker/Wyatt match is in this weird purgatory for me. I really don't care about it.

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  70. Yessir. Excellent choice. They make some great music.

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  71. That sounds like a really good idea.

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  72. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:03 PM

    If you switch Axel to Reigns at WM the crowd will react better.

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  73. They keep trying to promote the fact that they "tell stories"...and then, when they have a story to tell...they prove that they're not really that good at telling those stories.

    It's a shame...because I agree, there was a great story there...but they simply don't know (anymore) how to make the audience care (or, when the audience DOES care, it's about stuff they don't want them to care about...)

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  74. Anyone else have the feeling Sting/HHH is going on last?

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  75. They turned it around the following year, though. Big time.

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  76. If Paul Bearer didn't tragically die, what would the Punk/Taker issue have been?

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  77. HHH supposedly came up with the idea of the Montreal Screwjob and was vocal to HBK about not dropping the title to somebody leaving the company. So he can try and rewrite history in that without the screwjob there is no Mr. McMahon evil boss character for Austin to feud with.

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  78. that's not true at all. they had a confrontation in the 1990 Royal Rumble and butted heads in their SNME tag match against Perfect & Genius

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  79. Imagine what she thinks of a man watching wrestling

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  80. Battle Kat LitterMarch 20, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    I think Brock Reigns goes on last

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  81. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Let Curtis Axel win the Andre battle royal.

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  82. I can see the fear of shitty crowd response lead to them putting it on earlier

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  83. It's got to be either him or Ryback

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  84. I remember 27 having a terrible build too. You know its bad when you are looking forward to Lawler/Cole the most.

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  85. I assume Ryback wins. He can impressively power some guys out and it is a good candidate for the Cesaro push.

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  86. Batista was more over, but it's not like he had a history of great promos or matches before his Mania match against Trips. I know H is the devil but he lead Batista through a couple of solid power matches and a killer HITC match that made him.

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  87. I miss the days when feuds would culminate at WM. I know thats passe now, but seriously Miz/Mizdow and Gold/Stardust logically should have been blown off there.

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  88. IC ladder match goes on last, Bryan wins and has his Wrestlemania moment, crowd goes mental, jobs to Sheamus to start Raw the next night.

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  89. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Win battle royal


    gets buried a month later.

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  90. Cesaro was pushed?

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  91. there's a great chance that the battle royal comes down to Miz/Mizdow, Miz demands Mizdow eliminate himself, Mizdow kicks his ass and wins.

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  92. Thaddeus MountainMarch 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Just watched Jun Kasai get powerbombed on a razor blade board, which shredded his back. Next spot? Irish whip into a chair propped in the corner and he fucking blades in camera.

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  93. Or a guy who goes on a wrestling blog pretending to be a woman.

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  94. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    Funny thing, he's a gentleman outside of the ring.

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  95. There is a chance of that, but given the booking logic of WWE, I don't know if I'd call it a great chance. At best, we'll probably see Mizdow "accidentally" Miz around the half way point.

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  96. Give this more upvotes

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  97. Remember when we all cheered for a screen full of Rikishi ass?

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  98. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Is there a chance to WWE call EC3/Bateman again?

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  99. Just listened to the regal podcast with Austin. Now I'm down a Marty Robbins rabbit hole.

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  100. I just wanted to add, regal is soooooo full of shit about that Goldberg match

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  101. Brock kicking Cena's hat after F-5ing him is legendary.

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  102. Watch this clip and then read the comments. Oy vey.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWRpQOeWvS4

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  103. Good call, I forgot about him possibly being in the match

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  104. Youtube comments always devolve into Racism, Hitler and slut shaming

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  105. Mizdow feels like the only choice to win it. But you're probably right. Or even better, Mizdow has nothing to do with Miz's elimination. Lasts all the way to the end. Eats a Brogue Kick--SHEAMUS WINS

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  106. I never got to see ECW in its heyday, so when the Network started--and often ran early ECW tv late at night (when I was watching)...it was really my first exposure to the company.
    And if you took the pimp aspect out of it, there's some of what you're suggesting Owens do in what Sandman (in the Tommy Cairo feud era) there...which felt so alien to anything I'd ever watched in the AWA/WWF/WCW watching I'd done.

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  107. MaffewOfBotchamaniaMarch 20, 2015 at 2:18 PM

    Austin says all Michaels showed was the length of the yellow stripe down his back. He’s a quitter, and a coward, who didn’t want to face Austin at Wrestlemania. Dok: “Those are Stone Cold’s opinions which I don’t share.” Austin: “Are you calling me a goddamn liar?”

    AWESOME.

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  108. Virgil.

    Still owes Mr. OOC money.

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  109. The only thing worse than YouTube comments is when people think they're being clever while going all political on facebook. Even then, it's pretty damn close in terms of the doucheyness that ensues with both of those things.

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  110. They can show Paul at a desk, signing papers, talking to people on a phone, and walking around with gold-rimmed glasses, asking people about TPS reports.

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  111. I thought that they did the battle royal on Raw last week. Kane won. Why are we doing this again??

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  112. The hilarious thing is it wasn't even a heart attack angle!

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  113. "Fuck yo hat!"

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  114. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 20, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    Mark Henry: "Roman Reigns can definitely be the next top guy in WWE but he has to have a thicker skin and not worry so much about what the critics are saying.”

    This is kinda true.

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  115. The Man Called Roman looks like Jeff Hardy

    Roman Bryan looks like Bram

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  116. Yes, it is kind of true.


    He also needs to actually get over on a major level. That would help.

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  117. Owens gets big cheers at Full Sail.

    1) NXT fans like people to be entertaining at whatever they do. Heel or face, they cheer for those who are distinctive. (Except Bo Dallas...which was absolutely perfect for who Bo Dallas was.)

    2) Wrestling fans love to see people kick ass. Owens kicks people's asses. The Ascension were fairly popular during most of their dominant NXT run for this reason. People watching the main roster shows love to see Lesnar destroy people. Heel or face, people mark out for the RKO. Etc.

    I'm not sure "I'm doing this for my family" is what is getting Owens over. (But, for those of us watching at home...it's certainly part of a well done wrestling program.)

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  118. Hahahahahahahahahahaha!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Md1sSLkKxhM

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  119. Every interview since his push started.

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  120. Not just you. But you are close to being alone

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  121. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonMarch 20, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    "..you guys OK?"

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  122. What absolute morons.

    What's amusing is that the guy doing the move seems like he's in so much more pain.

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  123. They've stapled a motivation costume on Reigns that he's not wearing well.

    Motivation should burn from the inside and the glow should be clear to everyone from the outside.

    SHO-NUFF!

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  124. Is that the TNA house show ?

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  125. And they were the two most over people in the company

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  126. They kind of do here, too.

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  127. Possibly my favorite BoD comment ever.

    Bravo, Dynamic Dave...bravo!

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  128. They are pushing him too far too fast before his crowd response is equal to it.
    Some people recover from that like Randy Orton & HHH did, others not so much.

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  129. Doctor FunkopolisMarch 20, 2015 at 2:28 PM

    It was shameful the way NASCAR dealt with his illness. I'll never understand why they went that route.

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  130. Too many people there in that backyard.

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  131. It was the inevitable showdown--much like Hart/Michaels 6 years later

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  132. IF they had the foresight to see that they'd have gone in the direction that, well, would have made sense and just had Bryan/lesnar. They're going with RR winning and celebrating at the end. Predictable can be OK (like Austin's win a WM 14), but predictable can be awful too like this will be.

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  133. Wait until this Monday

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  134. WOW, wtf West Virginia.

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  135. That's way funnier than it should be.

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  136. And Bundy had huge heel heat

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  137. "What is the Virginia state motto, Alex?"

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  138. I remember people cheering when a despised heel got a face full of Rikishi ass...

    (I'm now imagining a 24-hour channel that is nothing but Rikishi ass...like the yule log channel. And I don't want to be imagining that, so thanks for NOTHING Ripner Cabbit.)

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  139. If you count the fourteen wrestlers given a shot at the World Title at WrestleMania IV, Roman Reigns is better than Dino Bravo.

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  140. Zayn/Nevivle is definitely a ***** match. Layered story, amazing spots, superb selling, amazing moments, draw backs to their previous matches, and a perfect culmination of a long developing feud. Throw in Owens befriending Zayn in his debut (talk about striking when the iron is hot), and nothing in America comes close to the entire thing.

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  141. They're sticking to the same crappy match, I think they might reshuffle the order. Plus Taker & Sting kinda have to have their entrances after sundown, which is I think 7pm or so in CA, so that's towards the very end of the show. Reigns & Lesnar can go on before sundown

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  142. The movie or the coworker?

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  143. That ones in the movie too!

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  144. Please tell me this is a recent TNA House Show

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n9M9VUSBnhY

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  145. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Bobby, have you seen Nostalgia critic's review of After Earth?

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  146. Austin was supposed to wrestle Pillman

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  147. WM 13's chaos was actually compelling.

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  148. Probably starring at each other and pointing at the WrestleMania sign.

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  149. It's a perfectly relatable story of a man and his monkey!

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  150. I'm so embarrassed to be a wrestling fan

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  151. HA! Just randomly listening to a Greg Gagne interview where he told a Bill Shaw story. Shaw walked up and told Gagne and Mike Graham he could get anyone at Turner to run wrestling. Gagne fired back that he could get anyone to run TBS - it's a month of John Wayne, followed by a month of James Bond followed by a month of Andy Griffith. Nice, Greg.

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  152. It didn't help that Goldust was supposed to be sympathetic, but the fans sided with Stardust because they totally didn't appreciate the nuances of the story.

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  153. Well that's why you're a reverend now Slick.

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  154. Thaddeus MountainMarch 20, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    The onky wrestler I can think of more insane than Kasai might be Thumbtack Jack.

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  155. Guys talking about their upcoming match for six weeks seems to be their usual build for WM these days. It's too bad they put Brock over so strong to build up a WM main event and they're wasting it on Roman Reigns.

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  156. WM is an hour longer than it used to be and they still end up jamming all their notable midcarders into pointless multi man matches.

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  157. Thaddeus MountainMarch 20, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    That was the worst thing I've ever seen.

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  158. Hahaha Backyard wrestling is so much more entertaining than WWE. Put this shit on at Wrestlemania.

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  159. Bruno was the hero to the working class; the big, tough immigrant who became the champion, fighting against arrogant dickheads like Buddy Rogers and Superstar Graham.

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  160. How suitable given their entire pointless midcard division.

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  161. Good call on comparing it to Miz/Mizdow; they could have had a Ted DiBiase/Virgil turn if they'd capitalized on the fans' infatuation with Mizdow, but now they've bored us to submission by running the same angle without any development for months on end.

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  162. More Greg hilarity: "Oh, Larry's your most frequent guest? Does he ever talk about himself or what he did with Bruno?"

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  163. For real. It's FOUR HOUR SHOW. Where does that time go?

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  164. Can I just be nother in a long line of people who saw that stomp and thought it was frickin awesome? He didn't have to do it, and a lot of guys wouldn't have done it, but he did, and it was awesome.

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  165. Oh this is some 5 star shit right here/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awhJqjFl0dc

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  166. If you had told me, a year ago, that Cena was going to possibly be the United States Champion, Daniel Bryan the IC Champion, and Los Matadores elevated to the Tag Team Championship stage, I would have laughed.

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  167. Los Matadores were in the tag title match last year too

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  168. We might be guilty of the latter, but I'd say we do an admirable job of avoiding the first two about 99% of the time.

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  169. Totally agree, and that's my point. Reigns was the wrong guy all along, but aside from that the storyline and his motivations have been really good since the Rumblr.

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  170. Holy shit is this Friday dragging. At work for another two hours to boot!

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  171. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    No class for me today.

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  172. I know they were. In the pre-show. In a Fatal Four-Way. To get their paychecks.

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  173. Punk was great as the smirking douche heel in his Heyman phase; he was also great as the antihero face who spoke out against HHH and Big Johnny.

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  174. CZW'll be calling, with TNA being put on hold.

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  175. Lesnar hasn't done anything to him, but Lesnar's manager has spent the last month telling us that Reigns can't possibly beat his guy. That's the purest, most simple motivation any athlete has: being doubted.

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  176. Greg would be fired in April when Ted asks where the fuck the Braves' games went.

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  177. isn't this years tag title match gonna be pre-show?

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  178. I think so. Though WWE seems a bit more serious about a Matador push.

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  179. ThebrazilianpsychoMarch 20, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    New Jack.

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  180. Frankly I thought they should have elevated the titles as soon as Lesnar won the WWE championship and was not going to be an active champion.

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  181. I was always of the opinion that they should have combined the IC and US titles.

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  182. HE'S THE CELTIC WARRIOR, MIGGAL!

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  183. ღαґ√ ḉґεṧтø (visits Da Nang)March 20, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Holy lord people are terrible.

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  184. Wat da hayle at the Bel/UVA refs ignoring the shot clock buzzer. Um....ok.

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  185. He would also be fired by the Twins for abandoning his SS position

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  186. ILIKEITBUTITHINKITMIGHTBEBAD

    Jaden is a poster child for why nepotism is bad

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  187. I think I went full Monty myself. Owens tagging Zayn WHILE THE END SHOW CREDIT IS UP was amazing

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  188. I still find it difficult to believe we're not gonna get Brock vs Bryan.

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  189. Well... the name does have a biblical connotation that has meaning to some people. I grant you it may sound old-fashioned, but call them "Ruthie" or pair it with a middle name like "Ruth Ann". It's far from the worst name for a girl.

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  190. NxT will hold a tournament at Wrestlemania axxess with the winner earning a spot in the Andre the Giant Memorial BR. Pretty cool.

    http://www.cagesideseats.com/2015/3/20/8267457/nxt-tournament-wrestlemania-axxess-winner-andre-the-giant-memorial-battle-royal

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  191. Wow, refs didn't even take back that call on the break. Shot clock buzzer went off, they let Belmont play on because....WHATS TIM DONAGHY DOING IN THE NCAA ZONE, TAZZ?!

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  192. Oh well hell I take back everything negative I said about this upcoming wrestle mania..we have people dressed like scarecrows and russian soldiers so... everything's good

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  193. Participants are Neville, Balors, Itami and Breeze

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