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World Class Lightning Round

Scott....Going thru my VHS tapes purge has inspired me to ask: can you do a "World Class" version of the Lightning Round? If you could give me (your pick) the best (North America) match of the following:


Kerry Von Erich (overall)

He had some hellacious matches with Flair (duh) but my favorite was actually a match with Harley Race of all people, shortly before Kerry won the title.  It was on WWE 24/7 on some random themed month and it was GREAT. 

Kerry Von Erich (post amputation....after 1986-ish)

Jerry Lawer at Superclash, and it's not even debatable.  Everything else he did with the missing foot was hot garbage.  

Bruiser Brody

I honestly haven't seen more than about 3 Brody matches in my life.  He was before my time as a fan for the most part.  

Chris Adams

Discovering and training Steve Austin eclipses anything else he did in the business.  He had some great tag matches with Gino, but nothing I can think of off-hand.  Another guy who was basically before my time as a fan when he was peaking.  

Kevin Von Erich

Gotta be Flair.  

David Von Erich

Died before I even became a fan.  

Michael Hayes

One of the 80 million six-mans with the Von Erichs.  

Terry Gordy

He had a lot of great ones in All Japan.  

Gino Hernandez

Before my time.  I vagely remember the team with Chris Adams and saw some good stuff there, but otherwise I couldn't judge.  

Abdullah the Butcher

Yeah OK then.  

Brian Adidas (talk about obscure.......)

No idea.  

Jimmy Garvin

Flair in the Precious cage match.  

Thanks.....

(Also, going forward, which email is the best one to use?)

Comments

  1. Hernandez was so ahead of his time as the arrogant bad-ass playboy heel, he could have done fantastic work if his addictions hadn't killed him. He and Adams just clicked so well as a team, really amazing.
    The Adams/Garvin feud was top-notch, both dishing it out hard and Adams had a great connection to the crowds.

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  2. One more lightning round question:

    Did Kerry *really* lose his foot over a Cheeseburger?

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  3. Could you imagine a guy nicknamed "The Handsome Half-Blood" in the modern PC/PG wrestling world

    Unless it was Vince trying to be "current" with a Harry Potter themed character
    "Hey Sammi, do we have a gimmick for you pal... You're a nerd right?"

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  4. Whatever the most immediate cause was, I'm guessing the real cause was drugs.

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  5. We are still a couple of years from Vince discovering Potter and coming up with wizard wrestlers

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  6. Please elaborate on this...
    I've never heard of this before

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  7. Hey Abdullah definitely had that one match in......well there was that one match......then again I'm pretty sure that match in 86 was.....well, no....hmm...there was definitely that one time he.....well...no....hmmm...

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  8. I was a pretty WCCW fan growing, but I didn't keep tapes so a lot of this is memory and best of shows on ESPN back in the day.


    Agree on both of Kerry's matches but will say I think he had at least a decent match with Mr. Perfect somewhere in WWF;


    Brody -- I'd go with one of his matches with Flair in St. Louis, but if we're going in World Class -- some match with Gordy seems right. Brody was usually a special attraction type that showed up to help the faces out in a big feud in between tours of Japan;


    Adams & Hernandez is the Cotton Bowl tag vs. the Von Erichs where they lost their hair;


    Abby -- something with Colon or Brody, but I can't think of him every having what someone would call a good match;


    Adias -- awful worker, but I seem to recall a match with Al Madril that was decent;


    Garvin - I'm a big Garvin mark so I always enjoyed his stuff. His matches with David and Kevin Von Erich were really good;


    David Von Erich -- his best stuff was against Race. I think there was one match 2/3 falls where David snagged the second fall and it went to a draw in the third. I know there's a pretty famous match from Mo. where a really young David tagged with Fritz in a handicap match against Race and David beat Race. Don't think Fritz tagged in. It was set up as Race saying he could beat them both in 30 minutes and the expectation was David would look ok and lose and then Fritz would go broadway with Race so David getting Race to pass out to the Iron Claw was a surprise.

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  9. I think the story was he had a bad accident while being wasted and wrecking his motorcycle. He then was so out of it that in the hospital he wound up getting out of bed and walking on his surgically repaired ankle to get a cheeseburger. There was so much damage done that the doctors had to amputate. I do know the amputation was because he got up to walk on it right after surgery. Not sure if it was a cheeseburger, but I can hear a paraphrased version of Suicidal Tendancies' Instituionalized, "All I wanted was a cheeseburger, just one cheeseburger and you wouldn't give it to me! Just one cheeseburger!"

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  10. I don't know anything about it either, bud. I just read something on a forum about how he walked across the room to grab something to eat (when he shouldn't have put any pressure on the foot whatsoever) and he completely nuked his foot.

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  11. I'll take the Descendants for my fast food punk rock.

    "I LIKE FOOD, FOOD IS GOOD, CHEEZY BURGER GREASY FRIES..."

    ...goes on like that for about 50 seconds.

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  12. "Handsome Half-Breed," actually, but point well-taken regardless.

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  13. "*WE* decided?!? *MY* best interests?!?"

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  14. Gino was great but he had a top rope elbow that would make CM Punk cringe.

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  15. Garvin's matches against Kevin Von Erich for the American title were pretty entertaining, if not work-rate awesome.

    Chris Adams also had, as I recall, a pretty decent match against Al Perez for the WCCW title in the dying days of the promotion (before the USWA switch). Adams nailed Perez with an awesome superkick that sent Perez over the top rope (cue ominous music), then pinned him for the title. Of course, the decision was reversed and Adams was DQed for sending Perez over the top rope.

    Damn you Dusty Rhodes.

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  16. Reading this post, I can't help but be reminded of this strip: http://thecuriousbrain.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/tumblr_mvqtlncvQV1qdp8pko1_500.gif

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  17. Here's an interesting Brody match. Brody as Red River Jack teaming up with The Dingo Warrior

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFndNlEmLw4

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  18. There's also a match with Red River Jack facing Mark Calloway before he became Mean Mark and Undertaker.

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  19. kbwrestlingreviewsMarch 2, 2015 at 12:53 PM

    Glad to see I'm not the only one that thinks Adams training Austin is more important than anything he ever did. I said something similar on here about three years ago and was chased off with torches and pitchforks.

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  20. He was a good wrestler and was involved in some important angles but training Austin was his biggest contribution to the sport.

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  21. AverageJoeEverymanMarch 2, 2015 at 12:55 PM

    Somebody needs to email in a Herb Abram's UWF lightning round

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  22. King Kong Brody's best match was a one-hour 2/3 falls match with Flair in St. Louis.

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  23. Didn't Adams also invent the Superkick? That's a pretty fucking awesome two things to have in your wrestling obituary.

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  24. "It was on WWE 24/7 on some random themed month and it was GREAT"

    I miss 24/7 :,(

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  25. Haha that is true, but he was very, very high in another way.

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  26. Adams was pretty solid in the later days of WCWSN.

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  27. Considering Michaels was a fan of world class growing up, do you think he stole it from Adams?

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  28. I'd say that's a lock.

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  29. Either that or the 1981 RWTL finals in Japan. Brody and Snuka vs The Funks

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  30. Keep in mind, Adams had major issues. He finally got the top spot as WCCW Champion but then got drunk and hit an airline pilot, spent time in jail and when he got out, time in UWF. Just not as huge as he could have been which is a shame, a damn good worker.

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  31. Ironically Dusty is one of the reasons that Perez's career basically petered out. He had the mega push in WCCW and was pretty good. In WCW, he got caught up in politics -- was being groomed by Dusty as a big heel feuding with Dusty and then Dusty lost power. He went to Florida and that promotion died. He then wrested as Black Scorpion in WCW a bit later until Flair took it over for Starrcade and I think he was in WWF, but never did anything. Might have had a Lanny Poffo in WCW type thing -- on contract, but never used. I can't remember the last time I saw him, but it would've been like '91 or something. He had a good look that could work as a face or heel, ok in the ring, not great on mic, but not awful either. It's weird that Paul Roma wound up having a bigger career (not that it was great or anything) when Perez was probably better two steps ahead of him.

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  32. Not sure if invented but sure did make it more popular as his finisher.

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  33. Popularized superkick and trained stone cold.

    Yeah that's Not a bad list

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  34. kbwrestlingreviewsMarch 2, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Oh very talented. Just not as big in the ring as he was as a trainer.

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  35. Good call- my old man memory is killing Me

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  36. A fan? Michaels wrestled for WCCW in his early days.

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  37. If only the WWE had it's own network where they could put their entire WCCW library up in one shot...

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  38. The best Bruiser Brody match is the one where he almost made Lex Luger shit his pants.

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  39. Both David and Gino had some solid back and forth encounters with cocaine for a few years, but each ultimately came out on the losing end of that feud.

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  40. Eh, that one... if you didn't know the story, you couldn't tell what was happening.

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  41. I can still remember the "quote" from Flair in a PWI magazine about that one, "Bruiser Brody... man, that guy wouldn't give an inch."


    I had no idea who Bruiser Brody was at the time, and became obsessed with learning more about him.

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  42. So he could drop a knee on a guy and it would hurt more.

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  43. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Bam. First interview scheduled. That was a confidence booster. Two hours after I sent an email, they reached out.

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  44. Another paper?

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  45. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:06 PM

    Oh yeah, I've been watching a lot of the earlier TNT's from 1984, it's just wall-to-wall racist Vince humour.

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  46. Butcher Vachon's Wedding is the best.

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  47. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:08 PM

    That and Japanese culture with Mr. Fuji.

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  48. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    I am impressed by your quick efforts to jobiate.

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  49. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    Ahh, makes sense. I was going to say why bother wearing them at all then

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  50. Tito Santana...most underrated mid-card wrestler? Him and Hogan are like the only guys to make it all the way from Wrestlemanias 1-8.

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  51. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:10 PM

    To anger me as a child. For some strange reason I loved The Berzerker

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  52. Ha, Ahmed called "Dok Hendrix" Michael Hayes!

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  53. Maybe the best Abby the Butcher match was Starrcade 91? He tried to kill his partner Sting the whole match but they won anyway. Poor Buddy Lee Parker had his night ruined by Abby too.

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  54. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 2:14 PM

    Hm.... Foley on WTF. This could be interesting. Marc bring out the best in people, and Mick is usually an open book.

    In related news, apparently Punk and Cabana are do for season 3 of Maron.

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  55. Glad to hear.

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  56. And he has the 1-7 record to show for it.
    http://prowrestling.about.com/od/wrestlemania/a/wmwrestlerrecor_2.htm


    Going through WM records is kinda fascinating. I think Shawn Michaels has the worst record (most losses) at 6-11. Orton is 4-7.

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  57. You better make Reigns/Big Show an empty arena match cause that's the only way they don't get booed out of the building.

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  58. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:16 PM

    This is the first time I've left a job and was looking for a new one in the same City. I've moved around so much the last decade that I was always in the same boat as you.


    New experience for me.

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  59. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    If Berzerker was around today in WWE, you just KNOW his action figure would have come with a badass sword.

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  60. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Boo-urns! Seriously?!

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  61. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    You all should expect nothing less from the Extreme Superstar.

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  62. Outside of World Class I remember a decent TV match between Kevin Von Erich and Jimmy Snuka from Georgia Championship Wrestling circa 1980 or 81

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  63. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    All my upvotes!

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  64. Vince will greet the guy backstage with a, "WELCOME BACK, SHELTON!"

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  65. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 2:24 PM

    Oh god. That's the worst.

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  66. That loss was suppose to lead to a feud between Dragon and the Hammer.

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  67. No worries. Who knows? By the time you have a chance to read it, the new one'll be out!

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  68. If I were in charge of rearranging history, Macho goes over at 5 and holds on to the title by hook or by crook, and then puts Warrior over at 6.

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  69. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mhmmpR9hBELpl4RAR_JVc-Q.jpg

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  70. Wait it stars a Mutant Armadillo? Why haven't I bought this already?

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  71. We rented it for my birthday weekend and I wasn't allowed to play the second tape UNTIL THE NEXT MORNING!!!!

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  72. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Here's the Duggan one http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/m8Nsc1Olpl4vRh0TvLpgtYQ.jpg

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  73. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Yup, don't want to talk about it too much so as to not jinx it, but it's a good sign.

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  74. Why did Andre ALWAYS get tied up in the ropes? Like every single Wrestlemania.

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  75. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    Why did Flair wear his kneepads on his shins?

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  76. There's no way 50-60% of the stuff from the 80s gets on today.

    Piper's Pit and the Coconut, or Heenan slaying a Chinese jobber by saying after 30 minutes you want to wrestle him again.

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  77. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:26 PM

    pun intended

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  78. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    For the month? Probably through the summer.

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  79. That will get you Good Morning America, Canada, and Zimbabwe. Definitely Zimbabwe.

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  80. There's a LOT of stuff that wouldn't make it to air, now.


    They wouldn't air even the censored version of Jake making a cobra bite Macho, for example.

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  81. Yeah, poor Tito was just always on the short end of the stick come Mania time. Either enhancement talent or part of a losing tag team.

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  82. Burt Macklin, FBIMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Duuuuude just finished League Season 4 and I think I found my favorite Rafi moment. Teaching chicks self defense.

    "guess what gift you don't want for Christmas this year. A non-consensual dick in your pussy. All of us let's close our eyes. WHY WOULD YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES? You don't know me."

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  83. I watched too much pre crow era Sting matches recently. Now I got "Man called Sting" stuck in my head and I want him to come out with his 95 look to face HHH at Mania

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  84. So if you are honest in your answers to their questions, I guess it would be a


    *sunglasses*


    shoot interview.

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  85. You aren't from Pittsfield so no

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  86. Why did they split Hogan-Andre over 2 videocassettes?

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  87. Shelton BenjaminMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Skinny ankles. He's actually said this

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  88. I will be sure to, not sure how quick I'll get to it, so busy reading textbooks right now.

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  89. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Wow. Brutal.

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  90. Abdullah the Butcher is probably the most repetitive wrestler ever. He essentially wrestled the same match for fifty years.

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  91. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    So they leave the womens jobber match unclipped but Steamboat/Bret is JIP. Bush league.

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  92. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    Just a continuation of what I've been doing already. I just got to spend a whole morning on it today instead of an hour here and an hour there.

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  93. Ah well done. I'll have to check out the link when I'm off company WiFi.

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  94. This match between Hernandez and Tully Blanchard and Terry Allen and Scott Casey which I vaguely remember from my short exposure to Southwest Championship Wrestling in the early 80's showcases his top rope elbow perfectly.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AshHq-ZPTqo

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  95. Things that keep me awake as a wrestling fan:

    Why did Rick Martel tie his boot laces outside the boot when no other wrestler did?

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  96. U-HUSS-A!

    U-HUSS-A!

    U-HUSS-A!

    U-HUSS-A!

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  97. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    The Hasbro figure was just a Duggan one with a different head. Even doing the thumbs up.

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  98. Completely random, non-related thoughts:


    Macho Man was completely right about Hogan in the buildup to WM5. He was all about the hot-dogging and showboating.


    Vince is going to make Reigns come out in a Toga sometime, isn't he?

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  99. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    They missed a music edit. Velvet Macintyre's theme is Conga by Miami Sound Machine.

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  100. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:27 PM

    You and Thad are examples I should take note of, every time I lost a job involved at LEAST 2-3 months sitting around the house being a lazy piece of shit.


    You guys have gumption.

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  101. Rafi's a fucking nut. Later he starts a class to teach guys how to defend themselves against girls defending themselves. Guy's got no morals!

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  102. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Where are you usually promoting?

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  103. The good thing about fasting all day for a medical procedure is you don't feel the least bit bad destroying dinner afterwards.

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  104. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:32 PM

    "Golden Boy" Danny Spivey is a weird looking mother fucker.

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  105. Harlan Leverage IIIMarch 2, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    You should also have a banner with Ted DiBiase's name on it, even though he's never at the table.

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  106. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:33 PM

    That's funny I sit around for the very opposite reason, I'm always like 3 months ahead on my rent here so I take any bouts of unemployment as unannounced vacations. The last bout, before taking this job, was almost 18 months off (I did design work and stuff from home, but no real job)

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  107. My main memory of Brian Adidas is when he was using the Asian Spike, and he hit Kevin Von Erich and Kevin sold it so well, it legit freaked me out as a kid. Never got the appeal of him or Eric Embry for that fact, a couple of average looking joes in high positions.

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  108. Whenever i see him i think of the story of how Adrian Adonis fucked with him backstage and Spivey beat the shit outta him. I think that's why he had to wear all that eye makeup for a while.

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  109. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    Bret in black & yellow seems so strange.

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  110. By that point, WCCW was going to anyone they could trying desperately to stay alive.

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  111. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:38 PM

    "And with a tear in his eye, the humble Brian Blair thanked me for the colours and told me he knew no one could wear yellow quite like the Stampede boys"

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  112. He seemed like the prototype of the garbage wrestler -- which I don't think is an insult.

    ...Maybe it's an insult.

    Has anyone seen anything he did before the mid-70s, though?

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  113. Anyone think one of the conditions of Medusa's induction is an apology for dumping the belt in her hall of fame speech,?

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  114. She can just say Bischoff made her do it.

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  115. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    or somehow, she admits it was Vince and/or HHH's idea.

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  116. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:40 PM

    This is a really bizarre situation, Monica runs into Chandler's ex and then lets her invite herself to the wedding? What the fuck?

    Do girlfriends suddenly have some issue being mean to ex-girlfriends now? Is that the theory this episode is operating under?

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  117. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    I don't know how you can do that to yourself bud

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  118. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    The theory that episode is operating under is that every main character in the show is a complete dick, unless it's warranted, then they turn into spineless wimps.

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  119. Was that move more like a sleeper hold or the Samoan Spike?

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  120. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    I get that there is supposed to be suspension of disbelief and all that but this is a premise that exists ONLY for this episode it's ridiculous

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  121. Looks like they took the shirt off this guy. Perverts. http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130630153325/prowrestling/images/1/13/WWF_Hasbro_1992_Berzerker.jpg

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  122. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:43 PM

    That happens a lot with sitcoms. Especially Friends.

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  123. Nah...Perez pretty much fucked himself: as has been recounted in multiple Shoot interviews, he planned to legitimately Shoot on Ric Flair (this would be about 88 or 89) and "take" the NWA title, and told enough people....to get his ass fired..

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  124. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    I detest this show, hahaha

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  125. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    I forgot how good this match is, totally should have been on WM2

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  126. Twitter and Facebook, I guess? Scott posted a link to the first book for me when it came out. Had a few reviews done, like Superheronovels.com.


    I'm...not very good at promoting myself. Don't really know where to try.

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  127. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:45 PM

    ****+ easy

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  128. She joins the Kiss My Ass Club, live on TV.

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  129. I will write my review soon! I'm not very good at them but I will get it done I promise

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  130. Burt Macklin, FBIMarch 2, 2015 at 2:47 PM

    I'm frustrated by my lack of enjoyment of Louis CK's show. I love his stand up so goddammit I have to love his show but I dont. It's bullshit.

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  131. Ric Flair's WWF action figure did the "Flare Snare". Fuck is that. http://media2.cardboardconnection.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Hasbro-WWF-Ric-Flair-257x300.jpg

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  132. For any1 interested ..dvdr best of Texas in the 80s... http://deathvalleydriver.com/forum/index.php?/topic/662-dvdvr-best-of-the-1980s-texas-results/#entry35598

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  133. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:49 PM

    I have the same feeling, I watch them all because it's Louis and I want to support everything he does but the show is kind of meh really. I hope it's one of those things I'll grow into, maybe it will be really funny when I can relate more to the kid stuff? I hope anyway...

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  134. I've heard him talk about it, and he gave a decent reason, but I don't remember what it was.

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  135. Brody had a great tag run in Japan with Stan Hansen. A notable match is them taking on the Funk brothers. It's basically all four guys kicking the shit out of each other.

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  136. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 2:50 PM

    Easiest thing to do is write up a press release and then send it out to the area papers/websites/TV stations. When one of them picks it up, send out the release again, this time adding the publicity you already got, to a wider base. Repeat until you get on the Amazon Top 10 list.

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  137. Louie's awesome, I'll have you BOTH know.

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  138. So Dylan O'Brien has been cast as Peter Parker/Spider-Man according to Latino Review, and Drew Goddard has been slated as the director for the next Spider-Man film.

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  139. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    He is!!! I actually *buy* all of his stuff, like legitimately purchase, that's a big thing for me. I'm just kind of blah on the TV show so far.

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  140. Actually, I think he said "Muggle Hez."

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  141. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    Same thing as the Rude Awakening "Headlock (?!)" http://www.actiontoys.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/rude.jpg

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  142. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:51 PM

    I think I liked Lucky Louis better, it was more absurd

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  143. Yeah I guess. Boy the Flair and Rude toys must have had some exciting matches!

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  144. B.ad Larry arthurMarch 2, 2015 at 2:52 PM

    It's tied with House of Cards for number of times I've tried to get into a show and couldn't.

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  145. That one episode where he pretends to be asleep when the burglars enter his house, that's so great. I laugh about that all the time. He just sits there at the table. :/

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  146. My .02......

    Kerry (overall) - I watched the Harley Race match the other day.....during the 1982 Texas Stadium Parade of Champions (same one where Fritz retired, and both juiced)....toss up between that and the Flair cage match

    Kerry (post 86) - Agree on the Lawler pick for sure

    Bruiser Brody - He had a ****1/2 title match in St.Louis with Flair that showed up on a few tape comps

    Chris Adams - Adams/Hernandez v. Kerry/Kevin - these 4 had a TON of 3 1/2-4 star matches on TV leading up to the hair match....safe to say one of those (and yes: training SCSA trumps ALL that)

    Kevin Von Erich - Texas Stadium w/Flair

    David - against Flair

    Michael Hayes - Agree w/Scott

    Terry Gordy - Without Question the Texas Death match vs. Killer Khan

    Gino - see Chris Adams

    Jimmy Garvin - agreed

    Adias - Hard to say....not a BAD hand, but didnt really stand out or anything

    Abdullah - I'd have to guess one with Brody...but a good pick, b/c you see a lot of bloodbaths....but none really stick out

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  147. Burt Macklin, FBIMarch 2, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    Dude I agree! I've bought all of his stand ups legally. I'm watching these episodes so I can watch Louie when it comes back on and support.

    But I just....don't really like it. I'm only watching it to support him.

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  148. That's right -- I forgot about that! Yeah, wasn't it something about him having been promised the belt and it was pulled back and he was on his way out or something? Either way incredibly stupid. I thought Al was good, but I never believed those "scheduled to win the belt" things. He wasn't even really being pushed for the US title at the time...this sounds like the Tito Santana story about being tapped to win the WWF title before they decided to give it to Bret Hart.

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  149. Should have been Donald Glover.

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  150. Biff Kensington Has a PosseMarch 2, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    I still think Adrian Neville and Finn Bálor (the N[e]XT Generation), Sheamus and Wade Barrett (the Union of Pain) and Cesaro and Tyson Kidd (the Brass Ring Club / Uppercats) would make for a HELL of a tag team division, especially if you added some lower-tier teams like Tyler Breeze and the Miz (the A-Listers), the Lucha Dragons, and kept the Usos around for depth.

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  151. Looks like he grabs and noogies you until you pay his bar tab.

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  152. Burt Macklin, FBIMarch 2, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    I'm halfway through the second season and it just still ain't doing it for me. I'm going to finish Season 3 because I have to but I really am not hot on it.

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  153. At least Adias/Adidas was well built and a friend of the Von Erichs. Embry? He was a short, fat, ugly dude without much talent.

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  154. The TA's are on strike at my school. darting through picket lines to get to class is proving easier then I'd feared it would be with all the warnings to "make extra time"

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  155. Okay, okay...I hear you, Calhoun.

    Larenz Tate.

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  156. Burt Macklin, FBIMarch 2, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    You may have a point.

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  157. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 2:59 PM

    You're right, Friends doesn't seem so bad anymore

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  158. No love for Larenz?

    Aight, aight...I got you, Calhoun...I got you...

    Jaleel White or John Leguizamo...you can pick.

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  159. Jesus, I don't know if I can do that. Sounds more like spam.

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  160. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    So, while Marv tortures himself with Friends, I'm watching Prime Time Wrestling. With all the new episodes added, I should be good for the week.

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  161. "Lukewarm" MrJustinBMarch 2, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Interesting. Goddard is mostly a writer.

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  162. I'm just a big ol' bowl of mayo.

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  163. Bayless needs to review the Brody shoot. It wasn't a shoot shoot due to it being in 1987 - but still a great little interview.

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  164. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    *group is fighting over dog*
    Rachel's Assistant (to Chandler): "You don't like puppies?"
    Chandler: "Ok. YOU are new." *turns around to talk to rest of group*

    Ok, that was was pretty funny

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  165. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 3:10 PM

    Yes, absolutely.

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  166. Do they know you're a... bronie?

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  167. So you get to be taught by actual professors?

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  168. I remember. They actually used him as the excuse for the show getting cancelled, claiming that Dangerously had bought the show and they would rather end it then let him be in charge.
    Leave it to PWI to keep fayfabe over a TV axing.

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  169. I remember that -- really interesting because he discussed the production side of things. You could tell he wanted to discuss stuff, but then didn't want to at the same time. He seemed pretty conflicted, but it's really cool to see something like that from that time period and one of the best minds in the history of the industry.

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  170. Bischoff did Rey dirty unmasking the poor guy. done for no real reason and now he can't make money of his gimmick in front of lucha audiences without threat of death. Not to mention he looked 11 years old without the mask.

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  171. I did like Jericho referring to Juvy as Air Quasimodo so I guess there's that.

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  172. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 3:20 PM

    That sounds really really good right now. Wow.


    Excellent suggestion Blackjack Lanza.

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  173. Oh how history would have Ben different if Chico had won the belt.

    ARIBIA!!!!

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  174. Shelton BenjaminMarch 2, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    You know who could get it on Friends?

    Kathy and Emily

    Emily kinda has the bird beak going, but it works on her

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  175. "He's own man, & he's nobody's fool"


    Given how many times Sting got turned on during his career, "nobody's fool" might be stretching it.

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  176. Shelton BenjaminMarch 2, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Yeah.

    And he's paired with the awesomest one, too, Phoebe

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  177. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    I don't know man, hahaha, I can't imagine my people knowing, that's just a horrific cross to bear. I'd rather they think I'm a rollerderby fan, at least that might seem cool and hipster to them, wrestling is just garbage lol

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  178. Wasn't Adams in a situation similar to ... You know what?

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  179. No worries, man. Honestly? I thought I'd turned you away or something by asking for a review. I just ask because more reviews means more people might hear about it.

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  180. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    Well, take it with a grain of salt from the guy who just got fired (although I'm sure it had nothing to do with this), but I still managed to watch the Network (and Raw on Hulu) at work. I used to be a self-loathing wrestling fan and then I realized I didn't give a shit what the people around me thought of me.

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  181. That Calhoun hated Breaking Bad?!

    FUCK HIS OPINION IT DON'T MEAN SHIT!!!!

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  182. Burt Macklin, FBIMarch 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    It's not a running joke. Just crazy Night behavior.

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  183. Yesssssss!

    I was at this set of Raw taping in 1996. The ones from Hershey in September. This was the show where I met Bill Apter Ann's asked him if he knew wrestling was scripted.

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  184. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarMarch 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Spam? Maybe, but you get one or two places to bite, you've got hundreds more people having heard about your book. I can't tell you how many stories I had my reporters end up doing because I got a random email.

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  185. Lord Marv CrestoMarch 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    I'm doing Seinfeld again after this, it's been 8 months, it's time.

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  186. Growing up in southern Ontario, I know a ton of Red Wings fans. The Rangers, Blackhawks and Bruins all have lots of Canadian fans who root for them for one reason or another (bandwagon jumping, Canadian stars playing for them, etc.)

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  187. Shelton BenjaminMarch 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    I might go get some frozen yogurt, and like any good red blooded American, I will make sure the ratio will be 95% candy toppings* and 5% froyo.

    *Good, bad, good, bad, blank, that's bad, can I go now?

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  188. Psychosis was ugly though.

    Good observations Faarooq.

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  189. Shelton BenjaminMarch 2, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    Wait wait wait... what about when Marv gets to the Paul Rudd era of Friends?!

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  190. You also hated breaking Bad so I'm not sure I trust you as the TV show expert

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  191. I hated when he started unmasking everyone. Juvi and Psicosis were ugly guys too. We could've lived without seeing their faces.

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  192. Can someone explain to me quick about this whole Calhoun running joke? I must've missed it.

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