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New WWE Show Debuts Today on the Network

"Unfiltered," hosted by Renee Young, will debut as a ten minute long show at 4pm EST. Her first guest will be Seth Rollins.

 http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2015/0428/592813/damien-sandow-continues-his-imitation-game/



WWE ESPN Documentary Scheduled to Air on May 5th

The E:60 piece "Behind the Curtain," a one-hour documentary that shows behind-the-scenes access of the WWE, will be shown on May 5th on ESPN. Click on the link below to view the trailer

http://rajah.com/node/46874



WWE.com Photo Gallery on the History of the King of the Ring Tournament

http://www.wwe.com/classics/wwe-king-of-the-ring-tournament-winners-photos



And make sure to head on over to Place to be Nation and vote in the "Greatest Wrestling Theme Song" as the 4th Round gets underway. You can vote by clicking on the link below:

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-greatest-wrestling-theme-song-tournament-venice-beach-death-valley-regions-round-4/




Comments

  1. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 28, 2015 at 7:14 AM

    King of the Ring? I love tournaments! Hey look, they're doing it on the special 90-minute version of Raw on Hulu, which probably guarantees at least four matches being shown on here. I hope.

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  2. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 28, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    Barrett winning the first match is a good way to kick things off.

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  3. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarApril 28, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    In the early 1990s, Ryback would have already been WWF champion.

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  4. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:19 AM

    It was a better time than.

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  5. Meltzer has it on his site's front page that Verne passed.

    People remember him losing it late in the game and his "oldest champ in history" schtick, but he should be remembered for all the stuff he did for the sport.

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  6. I think he should've won it in 2012.

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  7. I imagine Vince is writing a touching piece about him as we speak. "I had the honor of taking the Verne Gange character from obscurity and turning it into a superstar when we put him into the WWE Hall of Fame."

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  8. Over Punk? So you're doing Rock v. Ryback?

    (Answer to previous question: no. You're not doing Rock v. Ryback.)

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  9. and break punk's year+ title streak?

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  10. Didn't E:60 already do that like five years ago? What could they do that would really expound upon that so much? WWE already shows us as much behind-the-scenes stuff in their own productions as they'll likely ever be willing to show us, anyway.

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  11. well yes since Punk is just a self centered quiter who wouldn't take his Zpack and shut up

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  12. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Moar publicity, Pal! It's all about branding now!

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  13. Buffalo HopscotchApril 28, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    It's that precious mainstream press they love so much.

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  14. PETULANT CHILD

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  15. FB/Twitter will be insane today because the supreme court is hearing arguments about gay marriage

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  16. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    If Ryback injured Rock before WM29, that would have been hilarious.

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  17. That shit be insane everyday yo

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  18. Stephanie on TV is important

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  19. What does/could this mean? Now that we finally have gay marriage in the UK, it seems ludicrous that we didn't have it before.

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  20. Yes. I'd rather have Ryback win it and continue his undefeated streak then having Rock win it and stay around for 3 months. It has nothing to do with Punk as I even said at the time that Ryback should've won it. Ryback could've been a huge star. He was getting mega over before they tossed him into HIAC and had him lose to Punk.


    Rock vs. Cena II could've been a triple threat instead with Rock vs. Punk vs. Cena at Mania and Ryback could have defended against Undertaker in a Streak vs. Streak match for the WWE title.

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  21. Just because someone else has a different opinion then your's doesn't give you a right to act like an ass.

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  22. Punk definitely shouldn't have beaten him. Hell, just have Punk flee or something and end in a no contest. That was some dumb ass booking.

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  23. So how bad was Jericho/Steph... or did nobody watch it, thus preserving their sanity.

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  24. Yeah. Never have the match happen would've been a smarter route. You do Punk vs. Cena vs. Rock for the title and Ryback vs. Undertaker in Streak vs. Streak. Those are far better options than Ryback vs. Henry, Rock vs. Cena II, and Punk vs. Taker.

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  25. one side wins: gay marriage everywhere in the US


    other side wins: states may ban gay marriage if they want to and possibly not recognize it from other states (it's 2 separate issues the court is hearing)

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  26. Was the HitC meant to be Cena but he got injured, and Ryback was a panic booking?

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  27. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:37 AM

    I have a feeling The Ryback will be our new Sid, in that we all acknowledge he's terrible, but love him anyway.

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  28. It's Thursday, I think?

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  29. I'm trying to get people on this bandwagon but it isn't working!

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  30. So it's the usual States Rights issue in the US. Y'all recently should just break up into loads of different little countries

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  31. I'm kinda ok with that, but Sid never really hurt anyone in the ring, aside from Pillman.

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  32. Yeah at 10 PM. Hopefully everyone is still watching the draft

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  33. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    I'm on the bandwagon too!

    MOAR THE RYBACK PLEEZ!

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  34. So you think doing Ryback v. Rock for the WWE title at your second-biggest PPV would have been a better idea than Punk defending a 434-day title reign against The Rock?

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  35. I believe so. There is a lost classic of Ryback vs. Punk in a TLC match from RAW also lost in that time period. Ryback could have really been the next Goldberg. Sure he's not a great wrestler, but he was a fresh new star that WWE built up only to cut his legs out from under him and have him lose multiple matches in a row.

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  36. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:39 AM

    Pillman should count as like four.

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  37. I never said that. Please read my replies above yours.

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  38. Posted this last night, bears repeating:

    Putting things in perspective, HHH and Steph are hardly the first or
    last couple in wrestling to get together after playing a couple or
    working together on TV. It just sticks out more because of the
    prominence and their positions in the company. Shit, HHH and Chyna
    probably became a couple from how often they traveled together, too.

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  39. Ah, so not following in daddy and hubby's footsteps.

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  40. Yeah he had an Ambrose-style streak didn't he of PPV losses

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  41. They are arguing it under the 14th amendment. States rights is the 10th.

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  42. Sure. Really, the reason Punk had the belt so long was that they needed to keep it away from Cena so he could get him redemption at WM29 and Rock was too busy to come back and win it sooner.

    Let's not act like Punk's title run was some sacrosanct expression of the company's faith in him. He was a belt pillow that didn't decimate the ratings and was fairly reliable in the ring. He was "good enough."

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  43. In hindsight, I don't think that Rock title reign meant that much

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  44. Also, for the anime fans, there's a new Dragon Ball series coming in July. Not the usual fake bullshit newz we see every few months or so, but for real:

    http://www.kanzenshuu.com/2015/04/28/new-dragon-ball-super-tv-series-announced-for-2015/

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  45. He lost to Punk at HIAC, in the triple threat with Punk/Cena at Survivor Series, injured and didn't wrestle at TLC but instead lost to Punk in a TLC match on RAW a couple of weeks later, last eliminated from the Rumble match, lost in a Shield six man tag at Elimination Chamber, lost to Henry at Mania, etc..

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  46. I'd call it a Luger-style streak of choking when it mattered.

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  47. The Rock was already announced as facing the WWE Champion at the Royal Rumble. That was happening. So if Ryback beats Punk, no matter what else you're suggesting...he's defending the title against The Rock at the Royal Rumble.

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  48. At the time, it didn't either. It was an awful decision from WWE. Rock did not NEED the title to sell PPVs.

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  49. Then don't book Punk/Ryback in the first place.

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  50. Anyone check out the Springer show on the network?

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  51. I agree, but that's besides the point.

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  52. So what exactly IS Damien Sandow, now?

    Because his promo last night almost kinda sounded like a retirement speech if you don't have any context.

    Is his new gimmick "guy who imitates his opponents even though he doesn't really want to because at least it gets him some kind of reaction?"

    Because "Insecure Nihilist" is sort of fertile ground for wrestling.

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  53. Let's not forget Kevin Sullivan basically handing Nancy over to Benoit.

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  54. A well thought out response.

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  55. ....fine with me? Ryback was never really as crazy over as some weirdly suggest, besides that one time he got a monster pop off of Punk's awesome heeling, and should have never been anywhere near the main event.
    But you're moving the goalposts all over the place with your argument here, bud.

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  56. That could be interesting but its Vince. Much like with Big Show..people like him copying a guy.. RUN IT INTO THE GROUND!

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  57. "So what exactly IS Damien Sandow, now?"


    A babyface jobber? Damien Santindow

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  58. If I was ever gonna pull that kind of smartarse booking,
    I'd make sure it was with someone less attractive and in worse shape than I was,
    not some kind of Benoit to my Sullivan.

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  59. Mostly agree, but keeping the title on one guy for 15 months ain't nothing. He was the first guy to have a legit "top guy" argument against Cena in however many years at that point, so ending that run to goddamn Ryback just seems absolutely insane to me.

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  60. I didn't have much to work with, parallax!

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  61. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Why exactly aren't Sandow and Axel a tag team?

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  62. I was mostly saying oh dear because I expected a large rant from David... that didn't happen.

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  63. Oh okay. My comment wasn't to be taken literally anyhow.

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  64. Goldberg was an athletic freak who had a natural, physical charisma. He looked like he was destroying people with his moves. Reigns is the guy who could've possibly replicated Goldberg with a smarter push, if anyone.

    Ryback could have been pushed however you wanted to push him, and he's still going to be the same stiff, unathletic, slow 'roid monster whose work looks unbelievable (as in "not believable").

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  65. Because they'd get SUPER over and WWE likes to hand-pick who does.

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  66. I know... but right wingers in America tend to over react to things like that.

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  67. He did?

    Because I heard his argument from a business perspective (which may or may not be true; doesn't really matter either way), but in terms of the on-screen product? He never appeared to be even close to Cena's equal and was never portrayed as such, which is remarkable seeing as I don't think Cena ever beat him clean.

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  68. Ryback was better than Goldberg because Ryback got actual Goldberg
    chants and Goldberg had to rely on fake Goldberg chants piped into the building. And that's the bottom line!

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  69. because...finger on the pulse....not connecting with the universe....marks...in mom's basement..and so on

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  70. Buffalo HopscotchApril 28, 2015 at 7:56 AM

    And himself.

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  71. David so laid back about it all. Good for him.

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  72. I thought the same thing. His promo was pretty good as a kind of reset of his character, kind of like the career/life retrospective promo Ryback cut a few months ago (I've been shitting on him in this thread, so give him his due here: that was a good promo Ryback cut). Then the shit with Axel afterwards was...whatever the fuck that was.

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  73. Him being seemingly unsafe in the ring wouldn't have helped, especially in these times.

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  74. Buffalo HopscotchApril 28, 2015 at 7:58 AM

    Haven't seen those movies they mention. Might have to go find them.

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  75. And that's why, as we all know, Sullivan killed the Benoit family a decade later.

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  76. The Rock managed to injure himself instead

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  77. No fucking way. Is this going to be about the 12 universes and the other gods of destruction? Nice.

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  78. Because they'd be Sandel with a gimmick based on all-inclusive resorts.

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  79. If this Renee show is really unfiltered, the first thing she asks will be about Seth's leaked pics. Instead, I expect this to be filtered to all hell, with 10 minutes of Renee and Seth praising Roman Reigns.

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  80. He'll be jobbing to Rusev in two weeks in under a minute.

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  81. Owen Hart: The Man That Gravity Remembered

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  82. Downvotes.

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  83. Kevin Sullivan and Courtney Love won't get away with their murders forever!

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  84. I bet she asks him to whip it out

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  85. All the more reason to drop Facebook and Twitter.

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  86. AverageJoeEverymanApril 28, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    it was just a short preview

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  87. I generally disagree with your opinions but I very much enjoyed the format you were doing. The CRZ play by play recap style is irrelevant in an age where YouTube and the Network can show you everything.

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  88. Ok, let me check out the recap of Raw to see what I missed. I got caught up in the Baltimore situation and kinda forgot about everything else last night.

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  89. For the first few months of it after the "pipe bomb," and then after he turned heel on Raw 1000, I thought he was presented as at least Cena's equal. He was 3-0 v. Cena on PPV during those periods. He main evented nine PPVs in those periods, while Cena main evented four- three of which were against Punk.

    Between the Rumble and Raw 1000 was when he was clearly presented as a level below Cena, which was the impetus for the heel turn. That's when Punk was defending the title in the midcard against Ziggler, Bryan and Jericho and Cena was main eventing against not only Rock, but also goddamn Kane, Johnny Ace and Big Show. From January to July, Punk's WWE title was basically the IC title while John Cena was the WWE title. But overall, I think one could credibly argue that Punk was presented at the same level or even slightly above Cena for the majority of that run.

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  90. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1dnqKGuezo

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  91. I agree.

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  92. Oh for fuck's sake - a triple threat title match? Guess I'll be skipping Payback too.

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  93. Cena vs Orton,one more timeApril 28, 2015 at 8:26 AM

    Can't be much worse than it is right now,what with the Baltimore riots.

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  94. I really liked the promo between him and Bray someone wrote here last week, where Bray was trying to convert him, and Ryback was talking about Clifford the Big Red Dog. Classic.

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  95. How did the looting go?

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  96. *** 1/2 on the Detroit scale.

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  97. I can't believe "The Bloods" and "The Crips" are still real things

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  98. ROCK-em SOCK-em Robot!!!!April 28, 2015 at 8:31 AM

    Punk would have dressed as Heath Ledger Joker at least once.

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  99. Cena vs Orton,one more timeApril 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM

    Those fuckers conveniently forget that there were 4 whole days of peaceful protests before the riots happened.

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  100. Looting is actually the bets form of peaceful protest...oh wait....And lost in all of this is the fact that Freddie Gray's family is going out, the day after laying their loved one to rest, and helping to clean up the mess created by the "protesters". Amazing people.

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  101. Watching Hogan vs. Giant with the outdiders on the card as a face would have been a disaster waiting to happen. Although the bikers cheered Hogan regardless.

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  102. Actually, its a Bob Marley album.

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  103. So negative is automatically true, but positive is rose colored glasses?How do you know the positive review isn't accurate and the negative one is through... whatever color glasses are negative?

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  104. People are actually writing your first sentence on twitter and *meaning* it. Disastrous. And now the cops have even more reason to think that the African American community there is inherently violent, and the cycle continues. Great job. The thing about the moral high ground is you have to stay there, you can't just do whatever you want and still claim you have it.

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  105. Shouldn't that be measured 1.0 like the Muta scale?

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  106. The WWE HOF may be a bit of a joke, but I was very glad that Verne got recognized while it still meant something to him. RIP Verne.

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  107. Bob Marley is not God or a god and he has been judged at the holy throne room of God in Heaven by out Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Unless he repented to Christ, abandoned his false religion - his soul burns in the fire and darkness of eternal damnation in Hell.

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  108. Well some states tried to do that back in 1861. Didn't go so well!

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  109. He's also responsible for Eric Bischoff and I mean that in a positive way. I used to think it was pretty cool that one of the last guys to work for Verne helped push Vince McMahon's company down to #2 for a bit.

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  110. The message is ALWAYS lost when this happens. The craziest thing to me is the people saying "any adults participating are ruining the future for the kids". This whole riot situation was started by HS kids who started a "purge" by the mall. It's just a damn shame.

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  111. You got me. There were no babes. And I wasn't rollerskating, I was just walking. And it was cold and raining. In England. As it always is.

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  112. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!April 28, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    I apologize- I don't watch the product live on USA. I do check out the youtube clips. I should specify.

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  113. I don't think America is doomed, but the wisdom gained from the events of ages past is quickly eroding.

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  114. you can do that on every wrestling site on the web

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  115. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!April 28, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    "Unfiltered....except for when it's filtered.....with Renee Young." FTFY

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  116. It was. I outlined why. It also proves my point: "acceptable" is the new "really good".

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  117. See, I would have tried this format but, for me, I feel like I'm copying Stroud. I used to write a postmortem like this for the Daily DDT.

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  118. You should learn what words like "absolute " mean before using them.

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  119. I cared for a grandmother who developed it some years back. Time becomes very elastic for them. Something that happened 5 years ago could feel like yesterday, while something that happened last week could seem like 20 years ago. It's quite difficult for both the sufferer and everyone who has to deal with them.

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  120. I'd say the "tone" of this website has been wide-ranging enough that doing a rote copy of Scott's format is unnecessary at best and unwise at worst.

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  121. I started watching AWA wrestling in the late 70s, and when WWF became the big thing in the mid-80s, I just remember thinking, "Oh, this is where all the AWA guys went!"

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  122. Agreed. Expectations for "B" PPVs should be lowered. It wasn't what I'd call, y'know, "good." But I enjoyed it just fine.

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  123. Why would I want to read articles that were just a clone of each other?

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  124. That's fair. I wouldn't say that this would be an example of someone aping his format, though.

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  125. You should learn what "hyperbole" means before taking these recaps seriously.

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  126. Understood, but, well, see below for the point I was trying to make.

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  127. That's all well and good, but I'm not throwing hits at 411 (unless it's for Nedeff's reviews) and I don't really care to go anywhere else. I like to read the comments here, even if the constant bashing of the Raw reviewers gets tiresome.

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  128. I do use it. I've been with it since the beginning. I'm speaking as IF the Network didn't exist.

    If it didn't, would you have shelled out that much money to see Extreme Rules?

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  129. The very first promotion I ever watched was the AWA in the late 70s and early 80s. It was one hell of a way to get introduced to wrestling. Talent, good booking (save for Verne's self-absorbed comebacks) and a fine presentation made for a tremendously good time. Thank you for that, Verne. RIP.

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  130. >I watch it because it's been better than this.

    So why don't you just start watching when it's get better? And for someone so down on WWE, you presumably spent a lot of time and money attending Wrestlemania, the RAW after Wrestlemania and Axxxess.

    >, a Steel Cage match that was designed to keep The Authority out...but didn't.



    Have you watched wrestling before?

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  131. I fully understand it. I am however not writing on a website with a large readership, if I were I would excel to be better. Your writing is very amatureish and sub par and you should be embarrassed to start with a sentence like that. You should also either learn to ignore criticism or make changes based upon it. Defending yourself in the comments of your own article is very Busch league.

    At the very least you should change the title of the article because what you do isn't recapping it is editorializing.

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  132. I like when people do that. I like to argue and I think people should be held accountable.

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  133. "So why don't you just start watching when it's get better? And for
    someone so down on WWE, you presumably spent a lot of time and money
    attending Wrestlemania, the RAW after Wrestlemania and Axxxess."

    Redirect to: "It's been better than this." Also, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, location, etc. I think I've answered this before.

    "Have you watched wrestling before?"


    Yes, I have. Still doesn't excuse the shitty booking. Especially when the main character says "I'm booking this as a steel cage match because that oughta keep your friends out!" Come ON. I mean, book the thing as Hell in a Cell. The Authority STILL might pull off getting guys in to stop the thing, but I'd actually BELIEVE Orton when he says that.

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  134. Billy WHAT'S HIS NAME

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  135. IS HE EVEN GOING TO PAY ME TO WRESTLE RON?

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  136. I DON'T KNOOOW.


    I yelled that randomly at an ROH show once.

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  137. "Absolute flaming dogshit" is something I typically reserve for backyard wrestling or XPW. This was not that bad. The booking needs a lot of work, but I thought the wrestling at Extreme Rules was excellent and the crowd was into it. Even the divas match was technically sound and had good heat. They just need to get someone competent to craft the stories and give us reason to care about the characters.

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  138. I yelled it randomly on our podcast last night. Never gets old.

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  139. The Love-Matic Grampa!April 28, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    There's only a handful of people who can legitimately claim that wrestling as we know would not exist without them, Verne was one of those people. Even if you don't count the number of HOF'ers he trained or all the successful years he promoted in the heart of the country, he was the first real television star in wrestling, as famous as the likes of Lucille Ball and Milton Berle.

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  140. MaffewOfBotchamaniaApril 28, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Why speak as if it doesn't exist? It does and that's the business model now.

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  141. I think the point of the "do you watch wrestling?" question is that you should really know that some stipulations are specifically made to be broken.

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  142. You're upset because I disagree with you and because you take this as seriously as you do your own health, so you whip out the "you can't write" card?

    Look at YOU, all hot and bothered!

    "Defending yourself in the comments of your own article is very Busch league."

    It is? Man, I must have missed that part in the Bod Employee Handbook. Let me re-read the HR section...I had no idea I couldn't make comments in the "comments" section...

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  143. I'm booking this to keep your friends out is basically a big red flag that says this will not work.


    Wrestling 101.

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  144. Well, everything's going to be like something someone else did. In defense of the commonly formatted, Smark Rant-style review, I did think my review worked best in conjunction with someone else doing that. (I think it was Andy that started doing his right when I started doing my short-lived reviews.)

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  145. Of course it exists. I was trying to make a point with a hypothetical.

    But, let's try something else: would you have shelled out the money to see the thing live?

    BTW, if you're really Maffew, I love Botchamania. Your videos make my week.

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  146. oldest trope in the book

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  147. Believe me: I actually told Bayless to take over on RAW but the dude is not willing to commit his time to doing it.

    If somebody wants to take over for me on RAW, have at it. I have other blogs I post this on, so I don't mind.

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  148. I am not upset by any means I am trying to offer you some constructive criticism. The fact that you are, once again acting unprofessional and childish in the face of feedback proves what I said to be true.



    And yes it is unprofessional. Go to any legitimate site and see if they do that.

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  149. Not very likely.

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  150. ...but it does exist, so for that reason (and so many others, really) whether or not I'd have spent 60 bucks on it isn't really a litmus test for how good the show was or wasn't.

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  151. Zach Lowe of Grantland does it all the time

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  152. I think the Neville push is better. Beating jobbers really doesn't show much of anything but hanging with main event guys has made Neville look more legit than beating Curtis Axel or Heath Slater for a month would have.

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  153. "I am trying to offer you some constructive criticism."

    "The fact that you are, once again acting unprofessional and childish in the face of feedback proves what I said to be true."

    EARLIER:

    "Your writing is very amatureish and sub par and you should be embarrassed to start with a sentence like that."

    THEN:

    "You should also either learn to ignore criticism or make changes based upon it."

    "And yes it is unprofessional. Go to any legitimate site and see if they do that."

    Seriously? You're on a wrestling blog where a bunch of mooks sit and argue about a show featuring midgets in animal costumes and a guy who lost a match to an exploding television set.


    This isn't customer service, parallax. I'm not beholden to a set of "standards". I simply don't agree with you and you can't handle that and it pisses you off and, now, you're pretending to be "above it all".



    Puh-leeze.

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  154. I don't get the Joe Gomez jokes.

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  155. I think, if you review this conversation it is clear which of us is pissed off and which of us is being level headed. But apparently I am not getting through and you are content to be an unprofessional, poor writer who handles criticism in an adolescent manner (and I am not just talking about this time, you have a history of flying off the handle on people that criticize you) then that is your prerogative I suppose.

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  156. This is coming off as "howard stern invented radio in a new way and no one else is allowed to do it because it's copying" Outside the fact that they are reviewing a product they dont enjoy there really isnt much more they have in common. Scott is funny and and Matt takes a more angry (and most times accurate) approach.

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  157. "But apparently I am not getting through and you are content to be an
    unprofessional, poor writer"

    ^Constructive criticism.

    "who handles criticism in an adolescent
    manner (and I am not just talking about this time, you have a history of
    flying off the handle on people that criticize you)"

    As do you. You also like to argue. I'm hardly angry. I just like seeing you get wound up and it pisses you off. You keep trying to get the last word in, hoping to needle me with futile ad hominem attacks like "you're a poor writer".

    "then that is your
    prerogative I suppose."

    And yours. I know you're not new here. The least you can do is drop the holier-than-thou act.

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  158. Dude.
    Maybe sit down and take a deep breath. I don't agree with him that you can't editorialize in this type of article, you absolutely can. But you're losing your goddamn mind.

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  159. If it's been better, start watching when it gets better. Simple as that.

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  160. I'm calm. All that above is me, copying and pasting his stuff.

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  161. I do think professional writers don't respond to comments is a dumb criticism. They do that all the time. Writers should be held accountable to the public. Again, I also say this knowing I love to argue

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  162. I don't mind editorializing at all... I just think a recap should be a recap and opinion piece should be an opinion piece.

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  163. See, when Andy did the reviews here, he got a lot of hate. Every guy that did QOTD got a lot of hate. That Japanese guy had a lot of hate. Thomas hall would get hate if he reviewed shows people comment on. Bayless doesnt get hate because he systematicly became friends with everyone that posts here. Unless your Scott, people will hate you. Period. It's been that way for over 10 years.

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  164. Agreed. Maybe I should step down. Let Bayless have the recap. I have no problem with that. They can all gush over his reviews.

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  165. Everything I have said is valid. I am sorry it upsets you so much. Good luck with your writing going forward.

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  166. His reviews are really good. Especially his ROH stuff

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  167. #StopMattPerri2k15April 28, 2015 at 9:52 AM

    go away

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  168. That would suck. No offence to Bayless but he's kinda like Jericho's podcast on the award winning wwe network. He doesnt really rock the boat. If I wanted that I would read the guy that creeps out over AJ on 411.

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  169. "Theyre hanging out with meekin somewhere." probably one of their mom's basement

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  170. True, but who knows how the angle would've progressed if the third man wasn't Hogan.

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  171. I "get" the jokes, but I don't know the genesis of them. Help?

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  172. Thanks for the support. I don't see anything wrong with what I'm writing here. I knew that this was going to piss people off. The thing I'm noticing is that they all say "He's being negative to be negative" -- so, I outline my grievances and give reasons why I thought ER sucked -- and then it's "Well, you're just angry about everything."

    Is it really that awful to just admit that the current product needs work? Christ, there were people shitting all over this show during the Live thread. It's really weirdly inconsistent to me, the opinions here.

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  173. Have you never seen Scott defend himself against criticism in his own columns?

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  174. The Dunkin Donuts Guy makes a good point.

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  175. Yeah, you're way off here.

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  176. BTW, Cubs Fan...DDT Digest Cubs Fan?

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  177. No. Parallax is above that. Don't argue with him.

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  178. you are very negative

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  179. First off id like to say huge HUGE fan. Second. How so? Andy was hated because he praised the product too much. Matt is the opposite. How do you find that happy medium? And how do you explaine the constant hate all the QOTD authors got?

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  180. He still works in this business?

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  181. I honestly can't say I have. I have seen him comment on his own articles but I don't remember seeing him argue with criticism. I have always admired the way Scott ignores things (like Chris Hayette back in the day).

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  182. Bill at DDT told me he had was still writing.

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  183. Somebody has to so we don't have to. It's a noble sacrifice.

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  184. Bayless is loved because he's good.

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  185. Well, he does. I've seen it and been on the other end of it...which isn't to say that it's a bad thing, but if that's part of your definition of professional, it should extend throughout the site.

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