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Daniel Bryan Update

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, the WWE is denying that Bryan was sent home from the European Tour due to a concussion, which is what Meltzer previously reported. However, the WWE is not saying why they sent Bryan home besides the fact that he is "banged up."

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0419/592573/latest-on-daniel-bryan-condition/



Tommy & Doug Gilbert Suing Both the WWE and ESPN

The Gilbert's are suing both companies for not paying royalties after airing matches of Doug and his late brother, Eddie. They are looking for a percentage of profits and damages.

Credit Dave Meltzer, F4WOnline.com



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Comments

  1. Thankfully someone is monitoring and killing off the troll posts.

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  2. True, but neither is the prospect of 50-year old Steve Austin wrestling again, IMO.

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  3. danimalcrossing.comApril 20, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    I'm usually a pretty easy going guy, but the new Chicken & Rice bowls from KFC are not great. I wouldn't be against the courts ordering the WWE and ESPN to buy one each for Tommy and Doug Gilbert to cover their damages from their old matches being shown on television.

    http://bit.ly/1H7MHF5

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  4. This is a quality plug.

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  5. CharlesHamiltonIsBackApril 20, 2015 at 7:51 AM

    I can't wait to see where the Big Show/Roman Reigns fued goes from here...Their fued has been the best part of RAW everyweek and I know that their Last Man Standing match at Extreme Rules will definitely be a MOTY candidate...

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  6. Ricky was supposed to be part of this stable of rich wrestlers who used computers to formulate their strategy and he comes out wearing his old R&R tights with bandanas all over them.

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  7. Everything old is new again. Fred Blassie used to refer to "pencil-necked geeks."

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  8. It's gotta be his arm and neck again. There's no reason for them to deny he has a concussion if he does because it allows them to trumpet how ahead of the game they are in taking guys off the road, testing them, they're the world leader in concussion treatment and prevention, etc.

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  9. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 20, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    "What do we want?!"
    "HIPPA repeal!!!"
    "When do we want it?!"
    "Relatively soon!!!"

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  10. Silver dollars. Yeah that was either that GAB or Bash at the Beach

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  11. hahaha that match was hilariously bad.

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  12. I'm still not convinced that there will ever be a match wrestled under the GFW banner. And all of Jeff's cliche-ridden MBA talk doesn't exactly instill confidence in the people.

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  13. CharlesHamiltonIsBackApril 20, 2015 at 8:00 AM

    I always loved the song that Owen Harts used during his King Of Hart's heel run...It reminded me of a Saved By The Bell dance song or something...

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  14. I seem to remember the rapper Game suing HHH for the use of that name. Of course that went nowhere.

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  15. He's trying to keep it a vague as possible so that when his first event is either a fashion show or a knockoff puppy bowl he can defend it.

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  16. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    When did WWE use footage of any of the Gilberts?

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  17. In other news, I crushed Bayless in fantasy baseball this past week.

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  18. He forgot "the". No big deal.

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  19. Never thought I'd be disappointed that a guy *didn't* get a concussion.

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  20. I started off hot then finished flat. Still 2nd overall.

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  21. WWE, WCW, and ECW

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  22. Buffalo HopscotchApril 20, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    It sounds like a weird new version of something like the NWA. He won't actually be putting on the matches himself and there won't be a GFW promotion as such, but he'll have a GFW Champion who goes and wrestles in other promotions which he shows and co-promotes under the Global Force Wrestling banner like with Wrestle Kingdom and the AAA show.

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  23. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 20, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    It's a god thing the Network hasn't posted any Global Wrestling Federation, showcasing Doug's turn as the Dark Patriot. They'd be owed even more money!


    I forgot how much of a draw to the Network the Gilberts were.

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  24. I think a lot of guys not getting paid Royalties are going to file suit, maybe even together. The only thing that might do is raise the Network price.

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  25. I'm trying to figure out how ESPN & WWE are both involved. I could see ESPN showing some old ass USWA, GWF, or Continental footage on their Classic Wrestling show, but that wouldn't be WWE footage. Unless WWE owns those libraries.

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  26. Probably not.

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  27. They are suing ESPN for showing matches of them on ESPN Classic.

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  28. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 20, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    I know I'm done clicking on Steve Austin email threads.

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  29. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 20, 2015 at 8:18 AM

    Is this like when Jay and Silent Bob found out people were talking shit about Bluntman and Chronic on the internet and went door to door beating up 12 year olds?

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  30. "You can do anything in international waters, Homer. It's where they had that Tyson/Secretariat fight"

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  31. Nah, ole Doug wants TWO bottles before he'll agree.

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  32. TNA GONNA DIE!


    ... goddamnit.

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  33. WWE is starting to sound like a pop warner football coach.


    "Concussion!? Hell no... he just got popped a little. Had his bell rung."

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  34. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 20, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    I find it hilarious for some reason that either Dougie or Fake Dougie is in the fantasy baseball league.

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  35. Sending someone home because they are "banged up" is as vague as it gets. There is something a lot more to this story that the WWE does not want known for some reason.

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  36. loves us really, I guess

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  37. Vince can't even figure out how to pay his own guys for Network PPVs and royalties. How the hell do bums like Doug Gilbert expect to get paid from this?

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  38. AverageJoeEverymanApril 20, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    This needs an answer.

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  39. 27 cent checks weekly until he dies.

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  40. Maybe it's because they just don't know. It's better to error on the side of caution in these cases.

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  41. Its the NPP League. I am in both the NPP, BoD, and 4 other fantasy baseball leagues. I'm insane

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  42. They're going to go for the beloved Hockey tradition of talking about "upper body injuries."

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  43. I think its obvious he was sent home to get seen by doctors. Otherwise, you'd stay on tour and barely do anything until returning home. Weren't there only a couple of days left of the tour when they sent him home?

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  44. I think it's closer to Jay and Silent Bob learning about likeness rights.

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  45. Now I picture Ben Affleck talking about "fictional characters."

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  46. AverageJoeEverymanApril 20, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    I can seed the Gilbert's thinking "But what if we run into some fine ass honeys who be all ooooh we wanna suck yo sucks off, but then they go suck two other guys docks off cause we ain't got that sweet sweet Network money"

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  47. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 20, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Affleck was the bomb in Phantoms, yo!

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  48. F'N Body Slams - Dan SelbyApril 20, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Which one? This?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GWvRtPgL2c

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  49. So is this some gimmick where you only post such blatantly trolling things as a sort of meta-commentary of trolling in general? Because if this is an honest attempt at trolling, it's just weak, son.

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  50. You think he wasn't... "well" ?

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  51. That is also true. I guess we could just take shots at Meekin for a while.

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  52. That Kane sit down was incendiary.

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  53. It took about a year and a half not to think of "the game" as the most corniest nickname I ever heard for a main eventer. Took about the same time with Apex Preditor as well especially since Legend Killer was so much better. Im slowly accepting Face of Fear with Bray but unfortunately it's going to take awhile to get used to "the man gravity forgot". Not only do I think it's awful, it's also a bit cumbersome.

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  54. That's how I feel every time Orton's in the ring.

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  55. Boston Marathon Day game. Its been a tradition for years.

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  56. CharlesHamiltonIsBackApril 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Yup..thats the one

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  57. Almost as bad as all of the Daniel Bryan emails from a year and a half ago.

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  58. Doctor FunkopolisApril 20, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    HHH was "The Franchise" Shane Douglas during his early run as a main eventer. There was plenty of room for Owen to be there in a role similar to the one Angle occupied.

    He would have had a nice run as a top guy and then would have been Jericho.

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  59. I hope these wrestlers join the SAG.

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  60. Apex Predator just screamed of some intern thumbing quickly through his thesaurus.


    I thought The Game was good enough, because it kind of made sense - you weren't just dealing with HHH the athlete, you also had to maneuver around his political power from being Stephanie's husband as well as whatever cronies he had at the time. Like a more violent version of office politics, you have to just play the game.

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  61. If I'm a wrestler and I do a bit part on some shit show or movie, I'm joining SAG immediately.

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  62. Loved that Owen had babyface-type music despite being a sneaky heel. It fit his true image as a harmless family guy that liked playing practical jokes on people.

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  63. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Well, there's the whole "one billion headbutts" spots with Ziggler to consider, too. Might explain why they want to avoid using the "c-word".

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  64. My participation here dropped a lot during that time. The obsession with Bryan was just too much, and it was all Bryan, all the time, every single day.

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  65. Darth Dr. Facts VaderApril 20, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Next week at this time I will be on a cruise liner heading to Key West, FL and the Bahamas.

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/16db5950be553acfe1e453d1d03bded6/tumblr_nf4w2oI8P31s2wio8o2_500.gif

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  66. A couple seasons ago I watched an O-lineman for Rutgers completely dislocate his ankle to the point where it was swinging around like a flag in the breeze. The injury update was "Lower Body Injury - Return Questionable".

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  67. Finally watched the Joey and Candice vs the Young Bucks Guerrilla Warfare match from PWG Eleven. Candice is a tough mother fucker.

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  68. Venis 3:16 says 'I just fucked your wife'

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  69. I was very glad to see the back of the "new email about Reigns every day" era

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  70. "I am the Game and I want to play" seriously WTF? I always pictured Trips getting out a fucking Twister mat and being like, "Hey, Rock, wanna play?"

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  71. When he lost of Orton at Hell in a Cell, it was a pathetic time here

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  72. It was nominated and lost in the shuffle when the brackets were built... They figured it out after round one and slotted them in place of Ain't No Grave for round two.

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  73. I fucking hate that spot. I know they were hitting shoulders or whatever but it's such a dumb spot. Oh, you're manly because you're having a headbutt war? Fuck you.

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  74. WWE Raw is a scripted TV show. That ought to be enough.

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  75. Chucky, it's hunting season.

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  76. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 8:37 AM

    Just saw that yesterday. Very good movie, and once again I went in ice-cold on the background of the property (much like with Iron Man).

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  77. Look at the adjective "play"... ;-)



    If you think about political games, it makes kind of sense, but don't hate the playa, hate the game! :-)

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  78. Good for you! BTW, I've watched SW and ESB - both look phenomenal. I can't wait to not watch the f'ing musical number and Hayden Christiansen in ROTJ.


    Thanks brah!

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  79. Agreed. I can understand guys in the 70s, 80s and 90s not knowing enough about unionization or joining them but in the Information Age, there's no excuse. SAG should be fighting for wrestlers to join, too.

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  80. I always laughed at what scottt said about the cerebral assasin. "He never came off as particularly smart, and to my knowledge never assassinated anyone."

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  81. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    He probably wants a job and figures that this lawsuit is a way in. Probably won't work, but stranger things have happened.

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  82. PWinsider is reporting that Randy Orton berated fans at the airport in Albany for bothering the wrestlers for photos and autographs after their long flight in from the European Tour.

    http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0420/592586/top-wwe-superstar-reportedly-berates-fans-at-airport/

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  83. How is that possible?

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  84. It does make sense, but that is always the first thing I think of -- a dude that just loves Parker Bros. Somehow if Owen was called The Game I'm guessing he would be all about board games.

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  85. I'm shocked you last 20 minutes before being bored

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  86. Good. Screw people who don't have any consideration for other human beings, and think that entertainers owe them shit outside of what they do for a living.

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  87. Darth Dr. Facts VaderApril 20, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    You're welcome! Harmy did a great job right?

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  88. That would'be made sense but I always thought "the game" predated everything except the click stuff.

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  89. BUT WE PAY FOR THEIR SALARIES!

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  90. There's no indication from the story that any of the people were being pricks. It just sounds like there was one prick in the room.

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  91. How sad is the current state that we don't have much to discuss

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  92. Wrestlers 2-0 vs. musicians. Steve Borden owns the trademark for Sting not Gordon Sumner and I'm not sure how that was the case.

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  93. That is wrestling in North America at the moment.

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  94. I had to look really hard to find differences in source material, and after a few minutes in each movie I just gave up and got absorbed into it. That's all I ever wanted - an option to watch the original, unfuckedwith versions in HD.


    I really hope someone at Lucasfilm has seen these - they really need to be embarrassed that Harmy's color correction is WAY better than the official releases.

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  95. Darth Dr. Facts VaderApril 20, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Yeah he did great work on that

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  96. I'm just assuming it based on having seen how my fellow Americans tend to behave in public.

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  97. But let's not forget how Randy Orton sometimes behaves!

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  98. Oh I bet he went STRAIGHT to the baggage claim area!

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  99. WWE sued him and as a result he's now just Game, not The Game.

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  100. Just give him the Network for free. It'll pump the numbers too.

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  101. I saw that last night. I figured I voted for it and didn't remember. But now? FAKE INTERNET OUTRAGE! This is like the NCAA building a bracket and leaving out Kentucky.....

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  102. Might be jerk store fans or...Orton being Orton

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  103. I usually jump on any chance to bash Orton, but the people who wait at the airport for wrestlers are pretty terrible. I mean, bumping into them by chance and asking for a picture is one thing. Getting up at six am and waiting with an 8x10 you hope to sell on ebay is another.

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  104. Reminds me of CM Punk's dig on those fans in his shoot-style promo.

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  105. Just generally speaking, if I were famous and people kept coming up to me with cellphones wanting me to talk to whoever, I would just start taking the phones and firing them across the room.


    I don't even like talking to people I KNOW on the phone.

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  106. I'm honestly surprised more wrestlers haven't joined. I mean the WWE labels itself as entertainment so they better watch themselves.

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  107. And there's a reason you're not in an entertainment industry. Orton is.

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  108. Yeah, it was great.


    JR: "Blah blah some of the greatest blah blah in the game--"
    HHH: "I AM the fuckin' game, JR!"

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  109. In his first art of wrestling interview, he told a story about someone coming up to him and pulling out his ear buds to ask for an autograph. No wonder he has a chip on his shoulder with fans.

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  110. Fuck a wrestlers' union - it's easier to go around the stars who benefit from the scab system when dealing with a real union. You wanna be Hollywood, Vince?

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  111. I think that Owen would have been too small for such a gimmick. "The Game" was kind of a big bully and Owen was more the weasel.

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  112. Yeah, even I agree that's too much.

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  113. Most of that reason is who Orton's father is.

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  114. Yeah, he's athletic and handsome.


    And I don't buy that argument. Just for example, I'm a huge Iron Maiden fan. I love their music, and have since I was a little kid. If I saw any of the members out on the street, I don't feel like they owe me anything. I wouldn't dream of interrupting their day. All I want from them is to keep making good records and playing awesome shows. At the MOST, I'd just say thanks for the music.

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  115. It's part of the job. If you don't want to deal with it, quit and go live in a cabin in the woods.

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  116. Jeez, that's douchy of the "fan"

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  117. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    On the one hand, I probably wouldn't want to be bothered after a long flight, either. However, I'm not someone whose livelihood depends on hardcore, dedicated fans spending their hard-earned money to see them perform. And yet, those "fans" at the airport are probably looking to hawk their "genuine autographed merchandise!" on Ebay while looking for illegal streams. Then again, it's not like those guys are taking any bread out of the mouths of Orton's kids, so why not sign some shit and move on?

    So, I guess I'm saying I don't have an answer.

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  118. Considering what little monetary value a wrestlers autograph has, it's amusing people still camp at airports for them.

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  119. Like Brock Lesnar.

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  120. I can all but guarantee you there's nothing in his contract about being nice to fans at airports. So it's not part of his job.

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  121. This is the kind of trolling I can get behind.

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  122. cabspaintedyellowApril 20, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    The risk is when you start treating every fan like they're going to turn around and sell the autograph on eBay.


    Maybe they're rare, but some people really are just fans.

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  123. I saw Dave Mustaine and Megadeth walkings towards me on the street in 2005 on the way to a gig. I totally lost all of my cool and basically ran up to him yelling "Dave! Dave! Hey Dave! Can I shake your hand?!". I'm sure it'd be terribly embarrassing to watch back, but I did at least get to "meet" him!

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  124. THEY BOUGHT HIS HOUSE

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  125. cabspaintedyellowApril 20, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Cruise ships look like giant, sea-worthy wedding cakes.

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  126. People don't get courtesy. Don't bother people when they're getting off planes, or eating, or wearing headphones etc.

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  127. CM Punk used to get jobbed out for not dressing appropriately in airports. They probably don't like you yelling at fans in airports.

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  128. He doesn't have to be nice to anyone, but being a celebrity, this is part of the deal. It's been that way for forever.

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  129. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Probably afraid of being Rydered. Independent thought does not seem to be encouraged.

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  130. I'm watching the '98 Raws now. How in the fuck did they get away with having Dustin in fucking blackface?

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  131. Cena vs Orton,one more timeApril 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    I hate celebrity culture.

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  132. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 20, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Better than his black ears from his first match.

    Fashion Atrocity.

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  133. Yeah, that's why I'm always skeptical of these "Punk hates his fans" stuff. First, it must be old to get constantly bothered when you are in public. And second, some people just can't take a hint of when to get an autograph or when someone is really busy.

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  134. True. I guess there's no clear answer but for me, I'd be content just shaking a guy's hand and saying what's up. I've never been an autograph person, though.

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  135. DEY KEEP HIS JERRBB

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  136. I never really understood autographs in general. Pictures of you with the person are awesome, but I've had signed stuff before and I've just looked at it and... not got it. Like I have to imagine the person themselves writing this? It just doesn't click or mean anything to me.

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  137. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    The "performance artist" stuff? Honestly, the makeup was probably the least offensive part of the gimmick.

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  138. I don't know why but the stories of wearing a suit to the airport always gets me. LOL!

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  139. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    I just think about George Lopez's story about Erik Estrada. You never know who that spurned fan might turn out to be, or how their encounter with you might shape their life.

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  140. cabspaintedyellowApril 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Me either. A handshake lasts longer. Don't ask me how.

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  141. Same. I had a card collecting phase when I was a kid, and after my first signing we went too, I'm like, this is stupid. I shouldn't be bothering them, or giving them $$$ to sign their name.

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  142. "Hey, let's book a pole match involving two 400 pounders!"

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  143. More like bragging. Wouldn't call it trolling.

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  144. Sorting some emails...forgot that I owed the Fed and State $5 for taxes each. Grr.

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  145. Oh my God, the Rock 'n Roll vs. PG-13 feud with Ricky & Robert as heels is GLORIOUS. Robert Gibson was such a goddamn bastard--he showed more charisma in that role than he ever did as a babyface. I was blown away.

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  146. Edit: this is the kind of bragging I can get behind.

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  147. And the first announced matches for War of the Worlds are... not great

    http://www.rohwrestling.com/news/wotw-night-1-first-3-matches-signed

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  148. As do I. It creates the asshole fans, which in turn creates/exacerbates the asshole celebrity, which has created the asshole media (AKA "paparazzi", fuck those scum with razor-studded dildoes), which has created more asshole fans.


    In conclusion, fuck them all.

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  149. Most athletes I've talked to will gladly sign some shit and move on, they know the deal. But, at some point, they have to say no. And then it's eventual you'll run into that one dick or obnoxious kid, and things escalate quickly.

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  150. Aye yeah, the principle of the thing isn't great either. I'm not really sure I'd even pay to meet most of my heroes, really. I met one of my favourite writers Douglas Coupland at a signing once, but I'm not sure my awkward "thanks for everything/no thank YOU" exchange really added anything to my appreciation of his work. It's just one more in my long list of Awkward Life Moments.

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  151. 36 degrees for this game at Fenway.

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  152. I never go to games at Fenway before June. A few years ago went to a day game on Cinco de Mayo and it was 38 degrees and that place is a wind tunnel.

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  153. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 20, 2015 at 9:12 AM

    Warrior might actually have worked well during the Attitude Era. Unlike, say, Hogan trying to be hip and failing miserably, Warrior had an edge about him and it didn't seem weird at all to hear him say that he was going to kick someone's ass. I don't know about the match quality, but I think gimmick-wise he could have made the adjustment.

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  154. By "edge" you mean the baseball cap, right?!

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  155. The 2000s seemed to have a lot of "cult classic" comedies. Stuff that was eviscerated by critics but have pretty big fan followings.

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  156. I'm willing to agree, but I want evidence first. Examples?

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  157. This is much more sad. He's only a wrestler!

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  158. Yeah, The Game started with the Sunday Night Heat interview back in July '99. "Student of the game? I AM the fucking game!"

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  159. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonApril 20, 2015 at 9:30 AM

    The best names like that are spontaneous, unlike when they tried to get "Creepy Little Bastard" over.

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  160. William Regal was so underrated in WCW.

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  161. Gordon Sumner should now go by "The Man Called Sting"

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  162. Just be glad your family doc wouldn't sign off on it.

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  163. Did Galactus sue WWE over the Eater of Worlds nickname? Haven't heard it in awhile.

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  164. He got it from Macho - the original Game was 'just the tip'

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  165. AAAAAHHHHHHHHH I'M ON FIRE BAH GAWD

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  166. It would've been great if they went "Fuck it, time to cheat Horsemen style".

    Double dropkick doesn't work? What about brass knucks to the face? No? Piledriver on the outside should do it then.

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  167. Sadly if Owen lived, he wouldn't have gone anywhere but where he was ... at least as long as Austin was around.

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  168. I like how after KOTR '94, Gorilla always called Owen the "Rocket King"

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  169. Imagine if Vince was screaming in Gorilla's headset...

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  170. "GORILLA! STOP SAYING HE GOT HIT IN THE OCCIP, OCCIPT, OCCIPT, GODDAMN IT PAL, WILL YOU STOP!"

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  171. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 20, 2015 at 10:11 AM

    Owen was being shunted down the card at a rapid rate up to his death. Even if he survives, I'm not positive he doesn't retire around WM2000.

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  172. A program between him and Jericho or him and Benoit could've been good, as a means to get both guys over. Jericho lists Owen as one of his dream opponents he never got to work with.

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  173. Possibly, Bret was the original choice for Dr.Dre.

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  174. Was Anvil originally Ice Cube?

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  175. Definitely the Bash. That was the BLOWOFF BABY!

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  176. CharlesHamiltonIsBackApril 20, 2015 at 10:22 AM

    Austin saying 'Hello Ladies' would've been cool

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  177. I just imagined Austin doing Val's mid ring gyrations, and I'm not sure whether to laugh or cry.

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  178. I've been watching it and I'm enjoying it so far. I'm 4 eps in, including watch two in a row last night.
    I haven't gotten this far into any program since Battlestar Galactica, and it's basically unheard of for me to watch 2 hours of television at a sitting.
    It's not without its flaws. The fact that a significant number of fairly low level street thugs in Hell's Kitchen seem to be very highly trained and capable hand to hand combatants sticks out a bit to me. And isn't Hell's Kitchen actually fairly upper class nowadays?
    Daredevil was always a lame character to me. I don't traditionally enjoy (largely) powerless superheroes, and I've also never liked "the criminal underworld" as the main antagonist. In line with that, as a guy at work pointed out to me, why are we telling stories about a hero protecting a neighbourhood, when we could focus on a hero protecting an entire city, or even the world? Seems small scale.
    Having said that, this show has done a lot to get me over my preconceived biases and I intend to watch another episode.

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  179. But AUSTIN was out for a year in 99-2000 as Angle, Jericho and the WCW Four made their debut. And Rocky had no problem with Owen either. I think he would have been in the top or nearly top mix.

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  180. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 20, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    Yeah. But that doesn't necessarily mean such a feud is in the cards. Owen was on a downward trajectory and his spot was a very likely casualty of Jericho and the Radicalz.

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  181. As awesome as the nWo angle was, it really is a shame that it derailed Heenan managing the Horsemen, which should have been the greatest thing in the history of the universe.

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  182. They really missed the mark with Owen at the end of 97 when he came in and attacked DX after Montreal. They totally had a chance to capitalize on something that just felt organic and real. It was a true "mark out" moment. I would've put the belt on him for a few months at least and then had HBK win it back to drop to Austin at WM.

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  183. No wasn't it from that stupid angle on Smackdown where he got bit by a rattlesnake, turned out HHH planted it himself and then said something to Austin about how he thinks he's the best in the game, well I am the game? The angle was dumb as hell but the name was kind of cool.

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  184. I remember that rattlesnake angle. Seemed a little contrived. There's a rattlesnake in my dressing room, cause you're the rattlesnake. "It says Bee, and there's a picture of a bee on it".

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  185. Well played. Although now I just imagined Neidhart on a porch smoking weed with Chris Tucker.

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  186. People from western Canada making fun of people from the southern US for being hicks is so lol.

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  187. Man, I hate to be this guy but did you WATCH the show? How on earth did it even a little bit resemble Jackie Chan or the Matrix? Because he jumps and does a spin kick every now and then?

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  188. The angle made no sense, it was up there with the Nash cell phone texting one and HHH trying to find out who hit HBK with a brick. But the WWF was so hot at the time, Austin in particular, that he could've gotten anything over. I do think that's where "the game" started though

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  189. "Cerebral Assassin" for HHH has always felt REALLY forced to me. Same with "Apex Predator" for Orton.

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  190. Apex Predator is still stupid Michael Cole baloney.

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  191. I think that Owen would have had a title run given how guys like Jericho and Benoit and Guerrero did. Plus he was an established name who could work with any top person.

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  192. "With tears in his eyes, Deebo came up to me and told me my beach cruiser was the best beach cruiser he had ever ridden".

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  193. Also the "on a porch smoking" with Jim Neidhart really is just a meatball opening to make crack jokes you just lobbed over the plate.

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  194. Just keep him away from Austin and he'll be ok

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