Thank God Adam is on the ball. Everyone is slacking.
Are we allowed to talk about the King of the Ring?
Be glad it's my day off.
As the man that posted this... I dunno if I have the authority to make that call, but it's fine with me.
I'm going to watch it. At least, I'm going to start watching it. If it's terrible or I get too tired, I won't stick it out til the end.
lol. Upvote for taking the snark in stride.
I think we need to.
How long is KOTR tonight? 1 hour?
No network and no stream, no seeing the second reign of King Sheamus for me. Waaaah.
Lawler's got a mic, but this would be a thousand times cooler if he verbally destroyed everyone on his way to the ring just like the old days
The Orioles playing to an empty ballpark is going to be so weird. Are they going to bother with things like the National Anthem, 7th Inning stretch, Scoreboard stuff. They can still do instant replay, right? So if someone hits a walk-off grand slam, it will be met with...silence? Weird.
This is a waste unless Lawler cracks the winner over the head with something.
It's going to be the most interesting game played in a long time, can't wait
As long as we're not discussing heavy periods and shit. These chicks I work with just have the most disgusting conversations, and it's not just them, but all broads.
Now my new piano teacher isn't here either? Seriously what the fuck I'm having terrible luck with this
Did they tape this after Raw last night? Is it part of the Smackdown taping? It probably doesn't matter. Also I think I'm a minute or two behind. That probably doesn't matter too much either.
Getting slaughtered this week in fantasy baseball. This guy I'm facing has one of those rosters where it combined it doesn't seem like much, but they're all apparently being successful all at the same time.
Has your piano teacher ever showed up? You are paying someone else to teach yourself piano.
This is the second one because the last one never showed up!!What the hell man I just want to learn to play two sonG's for my wedding why is this so hard
Just turned on King of the Ring. I love Neville, but he could REALLY use someone to talk for him.
It's live. Part of the SD taping.
I like the graphics for the bracket.
They relate to each other by being disgusting.
So... The TNA tag titles get dropped because of a broken leg. Hatdys win the tag title tournament. Jeff Hardy breaks his leg while dirt biking.#thatssoTNA
Is there any way that this doesn't end up with Neville, Barrett, and then Barrett again winning?
Hope Neville wins
Supposedly it's the first game ever in the big 4 U.S. sports to do the empty arena match thing. I want to say that's not right, but until I can come up with something specific to dispute it I'll accept it.And if you're gonna play anyway, even with no fans, why not start the first game at noon and do an empty arena match double header? There's now 2 games that have to be made up.
It's just sad how predictable they made this tournament.
https://twitter.com/WWESheamus/status/590937446080192512Sheamus looks like a hipster when he doesn't have his mohawk up.
Bret Hart has won it twice? So the non-PPV KOTR are canon and therefore recognized?
The Loch Ness Monster is Scottish, King. You retard.
By the way, Arlington ranks #20 of the 24(26) stadiums I've been to.
Sheamus: guy who hates little fellas but gets beat by little fellas is a fine character by me.
The Rays play in an empty stadium every night. Hey-yo!!
They showed footage of Harley Race winning in the video packeage to start off. So Yes. (They didn't show footage of Mabel or Billy Gunn)
The King of the Ring meant so much more when the winner had to win 3 matches in one night. I wish they'd bring that back. It might be too hard to convince the runner up to wrestler three matches in one night just to lose though.
Recast PREDATOR with today's actors. Dutch: The RockDillon: Idris ElbaAnna: Rosario DawsonMac: Don Cheadle Blaine: Brock LesnarBilly: Jason MomoaPoncho: Charlie DayEhhh....maybe one of you guys can do better?
Yeah, we do the same thing, but us gentlemen do it when they're not in earshot. Not because we have more class or anything, but they freak out when WE say something gross in front of THEM.Double standards are bullshit.
O.co Coliseum ranks 30th. And I've only been to 3.
Edge: " I promise not to "Billy Gunn" the title."
Same but I've never been to O.co. On the flip side, Oracle is bright as fuck.
It practically wounds me, how good The Flash is. Fucking A.
That joke was done a lot better on Deadspin. And here.
You've been to a lot of stadiums when you can legitimately rank them.
That's probably the only way he can go in public without getting laughed at.
Neville is so much fun to watch.
I would just cast the cast of Its Always Sunny as the leads.
SICK bump with the table. That sounded nasty.
Trying to decide between the game or watching the rest of Die Another Day. Bond just finished plowing Halle.
He's just SO good. And they can do so much with him. Tag team, midcard champion, ultimate underdog, jobber. I mean, I'm hoping it's not the latter, but right now, there's virtually nothing you can't do with a guy like Neville. Personally, I'd love to see him in a big guy/little guy tag team. Those are always some of my favorite teams.
Are we recognizing the "king" title that went around in the late 80s? King Duggan I MUST be recognized!
There's absolutely no reason that movie should have worked, but I loved it.
When that thing takes out Brock, you would know all bets are off.
O.Co is like #2,927,102
What's lamer than a distraction finish? Recycling the exact same distraction finish the very next night.
The game, Die Another Day is shit.
He had a crown for his 2x4!
Replace with Brock with Batista for Blaine.
Sheamus is jobbing WAY too much for a oversized brute whose gimmick is that he's picking on small guys.
The double pin. That's lamer.
Couldn't they have at least given Ziggler a better script?At least the match was fun.
It's one of my few real passions outside of work, I love live baseball and I love road-tripping, going to stadiums gives me an excuse to see places I never otherwise would...like Oakland lol
I get the feeling the stream I found is waaaaaay behind. Ziggler just came out.
I was wondering about that....but the "slack jawed faggots" line would sound better coming from someone like Brock, IMO.
I think I'm watching the same stream. That match had potential too.
Is tonight's anything arrow centric? Won't be able to watch tonight but not sure I can sneak it in before arrow tomorrow
Hardway blood, fella!
The next time Ziggler faces Ryback, the audience should do dueling Goldberg-Billy Gunn chants.
They should do Floyd-Pac under Hard Hits rules like in the EA boxing. I would pay $100 for that shit.
Most embarrassing night of Zigglers life? He got shit dumped on him when he was in the spirit squad. Hell, he was in the spirit squad!
Match was fine right up until the finish. They need to just give Neville and Sheamus 15 minutes at a PPV.
How much more badass would Predator have been if JCVD stuck with the role.
Ziggler showing off some of his amateur skills there.. He made sure to stay on top and show a little dominance in that scuffle
And busted Sheamus open hardway, it looks like.
How come Ziggler dresses like Rude Dog now?
Awesome, Sheamus wiped the blood on his chest like Lesnar used to do. He's gonna get fined for that.
Hey, Ziggler needed something back after the facerub AND looking dumber than Sheamus on Raw.
Which is fucking lame. That's a primo improv move that makes him look good.
Ya know, Ziggler with an edge could work. That was a very effective segment. Possibly better than anything he's done in the last couple of months
Me too. Which big guy would you put him with though?
Serious Ziggler works, sure.
If it's just a distraction finish, it's fucking lame. Ziggler coming out afterwards for the pull-apart redeemed the whole deal.
Oof, nice eye Sheamus.
Big show, obviously.Barrett fits.
Duggan, Haku, and Savage need their due and proper as kings!
Ryback. No reason I can explain that, but it seems fun.
Upvote for the "way back when" reference!
Lots of "hardway" blood lately. So much I'm beginning to wonder if its secretly encouraged to have blood but keep the show PG.
What's #1, Marv?
I really think it's just a coincidence and guys just aren't pulling their punches like they probably should.
Sheamus looked pretty badass with the bloody eye.
The Macho King will not be denied!
Oh come on lol
I loved every one of those gimmicks as a kid.
I'm drunk!Jumping at the window!No man should have all that power.
Popping open an eyebrow isn't too tough...I think Foley and Hart both mentioned it as a go-to for some flavor. Ziggler would probably know, I'd think.
"We're going to see the kaaaangs of comedy!" -Steve Harvey
Nah. But it's really cool already. No spoilers, of course.
Can we call his fans The Dweebs?
Two rounds isn't a tournament, people wrestle twice as punishment a bunch. Usually involving THEDEMONKANE, of course.
I co-sign Ryback. That would be a really cool team.
Truth's promo is just beyond stupid, but you can't fault the man's charisma. At least he sounds natural when he's spewing out this nonsense.
Less R-Truth plz.
Fuck R-Truth. Promoting genocide.Oh that wacky scamp.
I never cared for Kang as a supervillain.
Can't seem them putting Neville over Barrett twice.
One of my favorite movies."White people, always runnin' to jump on some bullshit."
Don't jump at the window. The window has a long and storied undefeated record against people.
Anyone else see lax doing this? http://ttecdn.com/lolpics/assets/media/1429653280image.jpg
Never been a worse time to be a man... especially if you embrace being a man.
Shellshock into Red Arrow would be the most KILLER tag team finisher since 3D.
Yeah, looks like Barrett's got himself another title that won't amount to much.
I voted for Kodos.
R Truth is one of the worst faces of all time, but he can make an awesome heel. Which begs he question, why is he a face?
R-Truth's interview totally reminded me of that bit.
That's actually #2, fucking beautiful park
I still keep my idea for a SurSer tournament.16 guys wrestle in classic elimination, once it reaches the final 4 instead of making the same old shit, do a fatal 4 way ELIMINATION match opening the show, the winner gets a shot against the champion at main event.
"The Kang. He said he'd be the kang, I love it pal!"
Heel Truth, no dancing.Face Truth, dancing all night long. Vince likes that.
No more cringey gibberish rap, at least. Bill Simmons' translation: "Shshshn cnbcnsbdb fhdehsh fhdhs dhdhan dbdjdndjd dbdbdbdbdb shshsnhs ffrhdhhjs xbcxbbffgfhhj WHAT'S UP? WHAT'S UP? WHAT'S UP? WHAT'S UP?"
Its amazing how quickly Barrett became "just another guy" after he lost his bad news promos.
I'm quoting Kanye's Power.
I just googled that entire post to see if it was from something and Bill Goldberg is the number one response.
Heel truth still dances. Everybody just acknowledges he's an insane crackhead and acts accordingly.
R-Truth does not feel like doing the entire song.
So at least there's ZERO chance R-Truth gets any further in the tournament.
Does that mean Barrett's winning overall because of 50/50 booking?
They should have done a 2 hour network special with the whole tournament.
Brock should be Dutch.
Kids like him.
Bret happy to finally be able to claim his second KOTR title. He's got a fan cam VHS of his first win if anyone wants to watch.
"Let's stop fiddling around and start callin' this match." Well said, Lawler.
Strong chance... it's better to build a heel with the moniker.
Actually, King, larva grow in water.Try again.
And you can leave Neville in to get beat down, hot tag to Ryback and Ryback kills the heels, Neville comes back in and hits the combined moonsault\SSP\whatever the fuck the Red Arrow is. You know, how tag matches worked for forever outside of the finisher that looked more like it should be in a Tony Hawk game.
I'm ashamed to know most of the words to his rap.
...oh my God, I hate this commentary.
WHOOMP, THERE IT IS!
That Raw thread was interesting.
A heel from ENGLAND. I called Neville winning, yesterday. I'm sticking with that
Kanye West? Come see me when you've heard some rap that isn't hot garbage under a pile of shit.
what do you mean?
I'd like to see it... but I'm not sure where they go with him from there.
Matt was getting mad heat.
You know what I love about The Flash? The fact that the show keeps showing that Barry has far more useful abilities than just running really fast.
So they're taping this as a part of the SmackDown taping?
List of wrestlers who benefited from King of the Ring (starting with the PPV era and after)Bret HartOwen HartSteve AustinHHHAngleLesnarBooker TList of wrestlers who did not benefitVisceraSavio VegaBilly GunnKen ShamrockWilliam RegalEdge (He did not actually benefit from it, he faded into the midcard during the Invasion, and his push came later)Sheamus (didn't really do much that he couldn't have accomplished without it)The King of the Ring doesn't have the best track record.
No, that was me. Has any human interaction between a window and a person ever ended well?
Young Verne Gagne looked like Joey Tribbiani. How YOU doin'?
I've been following baseball since the 80s but is it me or do pitchers walk runs in during bases loaded situations a lot more than before? Before it used to be a very rare occurrence.
Benoit's brain was almost as fried as Gagne's brain when he murdered people, so where's his tribute?
The thing that makes me mad is the people that give him shit are those that didn't even watch the entire show or any of it for that matter.
Regal would have been an awesome king but got popped for wellness.
Long ic title reign. They seem to be really behind him right now.
You could make the same argument for HHH that you could for Edge.
Wu-Tang Forever is a good start. Anything from Capone & NORE is good too.
Rock should've won the KOTR at 98.
Classy tribute to Verne. Jerry Lawler even left out the part where he never got paid for SuperClash.
And no one was a better king and benefitted from the tourney than booker.
"And then Eric Bischoff was his coffee boy, which totally makes Eric and WCW lame."
You're right, I debating putting him in the did not benefit category, but he some success in late 97-98. He's probably had one of the weaker benefits.
HHH's KOTR victory was the launching point for his feud with Mankind, which was the first time he really started getting heat.
Togi Makabe: Secure in his masculinity.https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDteUWoUsAAggsP.jpg
I like Run DMC.
Gange news wasn't picked up by nacey grace.
Ziggler didn't cost Sheamus tonight. He never entered the fucking ring before the match ended.
Opening with "flaming pile of dog shit" is just asking for it.
Makabe is basically a teddy bear.
Eh, Shamrock eventually had to get his win back over Rock after all of those Dusty Finishes.
OK, we can't even say "ass" on the WWE Network? Come on, people.
Answer his question. Inquiring minds.....
Dougie hates him. That makes him good peoples in my book for that fact alone.
"Uncut and Uncensored"!
Viscera benefited, the audience did not
See this is a misconception... I have been very accommodating in my relationships... I think that is a big part of why they have been less than successful... well that and my penis being too big.
Oh. Really? It's SafeCo. By a hundred miles.
I'm sure Foley's show is great and all but award winning? And what fucking awards has the WWE network won??
Savio Vega didn't win King of the Ring...
But they sure can say "arse" everywhere else! Just give them an opening and they'll say it A THOUSAND TIMES!
Byron Saxton gets to talk about bad news, but Barrett doesn't. What the fuck?
The Fictional Internet Championship!
I'm watching wrestling.DEAR GOD!
Stephanie McMahon's Outstanding Achievement in the field of Excellence.Award!
I'm being Frasier Crane to a friend right now.
It's a bit silly that WWE Network will not rotate 180 on a phone.