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Sting in 1988 and isn't it all the same match

Is Sting's gimmick that year basically the guy who can't win gold? EVERY match of his on a clash or PPV was a title match, either singles or tag, and each time he comes up empty.

And what's up with a show having a hardcore match, street fight, and no holds barred match all on the same card when it's all the same thing?

​And what about airline food?  What's up with that?  Who are the ad wizards who came up with that one?  ​

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  1. Armwrencher to Bron! Punch Kyrie in the face! lol

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  2. A spear on a dunk/layup attempt a la Edge spearing Hardy off the hanging title

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  3. Search brings up nothing.

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  4. Clearly he was being groomed for Ant-Man

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  5. After the all gane hit on Jae, Cs need a backup reserve to pull some Untouchables justice

    "They send one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the MORGUE! THATS the Chicago Way!"

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  6. Anchorman is damn near untouchable

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  7. I have a bad feeling that Daredevil is going to make every other film or show I see based on comics seem so childish.

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  8. It will.

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  9. I mean, I just watched Kingpin crush a dude's head with a car door until his head popped off. How do you go back from that?

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  10. Towards the end when Ted is brought back to life talks all jacked up just to fuck with Marky Mark. I just lost it

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  11. Cavs-Bulls is going to be a war. Too bad it won't be the conference finals.

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  12. Don't get between Kingpin and his gash.

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  13. The AV Club gave the last episode a C+...does it really end badly? Gives me pause to start it if it ends crappily.

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  14. Just when they were about to get Spider-Man right....comes part 2

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  15. It's the highest rated episode on IMDB.

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  16. The DH should be eliminated

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  17. Minnesota takes the first step in Mighty Ducking the Blues out of the playoffs

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  18. We are going to get an all out brawl shortly in the C's/Cavs game.

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  19. Crockett and the style that immediately followed his departure from the company was all about faces being screwed over and heels walking around as champions more. examples from the late 80's Rotunda had a year plus reign as TV champ, dropped it to nemesis Rick Steiner, then won it back the next PPV. Sting held it for a few months, and then Muta ran with it a while, then dropped it to I think Arn, another heel, and he ran with it a while. It's just how WCW was. Flair had a year plus reign before dropping it to Steamboat, won it back, turned twice in the process, and held it as a heel for the first half of 1990.

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  20. - According to PWInsider, Daniel Bryan was not in Chicago as of this morning for Extreme Rules. WWE has yet to make an announcement about Bryan’s formal status or his match with Bad News Barrett.

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  21. Damn, that's a lot of championships in Boston.

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  22. I would go B+. It's a good way to expand the mythos

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  23. As far as I recall into the early NWO era, it went:
    1989: TV title
    1990: World title
    1991: U.S. Title
    1992: World title
    1995: U.S. Title
    1996: Tag title
    1997: World title

    Not bad for a guy who didn't win any titles from '86 to '88.

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  24. The Power Of Hoss compels you!

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  25. amazing SNL reference there

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  26. It's all great. It's difficult to judge individual episodes because it ties together so beautifully.

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  27. and...we have an early contender for my laugh of the day. Well done.


    #HOSSAPPROVED

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  28. Goddammit, this game is over. Switch over to the Spurs game already.

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  29. The smart move would be to make an announcement on the pre-show. Announce Bryan's injury and the replacement match.

    Make the pre-show mean something.

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  30. The end of NBA games seriously take forever.

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  31. This shit is fucking meaningless. Just switch over already.

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  32. I love that the Celtics are playing them all the way to minute 48.

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  33. Still the best LeBron/TDGarden moment

    http://youtu.be/LJl-0TML4i4

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  34. Paul kicks Duncan, Duncan gets the foul.

    Fuck you.

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  35. C's will be back next year and I can see them being a problem. Some free agents and the draft picks will help.

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  36. TIMMY BLOCK!!!

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  37. Timmy fastbreak too

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  38. sting's legacy has soured as time marches on... capped off my his horrendous condition @ mania.. he is now just a drop in the dustbin of history

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  39. I really hope Aldridge goes to the Spurs this summer.

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  40. Saw some impressive boobs near the scorer's table there.

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  41. They're loaded with picks. As long as they don't pull a Philly and spend them on guys who won't play, they'll be good real quick

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  42. Grape nuts...you open the box, no grapes, no nuts. WHAT IS THE DEAL?!?!?

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  43. The final category is "Oprah" and the question is..."What is with her?"

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  44. Hope the C's grab him .

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  45. Yup all those picks from the Nets.

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  46. Not like SA to splurge on FAs. I wouldn't be opposed to it, but their MO is drafting and international folks.

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  47. Yeah but I heard he wants to play there being a Texas boy. I can see Dallas being an option too.

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  48. HES STILL GOT IT

    Clap clap clapclapclap

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  49. Goddammmit, these useless storm alerts cutting into the game and not the fucking commercial breaks is pissing me off.

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  50. Oh, there's a tornado in the middle of fucking nowhere? Who gives a shit then? Get back to the game.

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  51. Maybe I'm nuts, but to me:


    Hardcore match- props galore. Some intern at WWE goes shopping at Home Depot beforehand.
    Street fight- somebody's wearing BLUE JEANS! Lots of fighting around ringside, maybe in the stands.
    No Holds Barred Match- no DQ, closed fists are okay, Curb Stomping and Piledrivers are legal (but we'll still not see them).

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  52. Love me some Patty Mills. Dude is so badass.

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  53. I remember marking out pretty well when he won the TV title off Rotunda/o because it really felt like he earned it. He had a strong 1988, progressed amazingly as a worker, Flair gave him all kinds of cred with the fans and they put a title on him at the right time.

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  54. Looking forward to reading "Big Hair and Plastic Grass" by Dan Epstein.

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  55. Holy shit this Diesel/Bulldog match is boring as all hell, and there's still 10 minutes left in it? Oh, fuck me.

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  56. Fucks up my Cup final prediction, but good for the Wild if they do. I'd like to see a Wild/Sens final or Wild/Islanders just for the hell of it.

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  57. No wonder Vince gets so pissed at the end.

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  58. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:15 PM

    Bryan might not wrestle tonight? That's pretty bad news. I feel bad for the man who has to deliver it to Chicago.

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  59. And Bulldog is still...working...the knee. There's psychology and then there's just being boring because you literally can't do anything else.

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  60. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:17 PM

    I'm subtly hinting that Wade Barrett should deliver the news.

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  61. That's great. Which is why WWE won't do it.

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  62. And now Bulldog hooks in the shittiest sharpshooter I've ever seen, and that's after having watched tons of Rock matches

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  63. OMFG ROH this week

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  64. Pretty much.

    Street Fights are basically unsanctioned matches far as I can tell. Not about wrestling, but about fighting. The other two are still technically wrestling matches.

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  65. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    HE NEVER LOST IT BABY!

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  66. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:19 PM

    Me and Rock watched that show a few months back. I should have warned you. I wouldn't wish that show upon my worst enemy.

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  67. ROH is easily the best promotion right now

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  68. I just want to know who the fuck in Titan Towers looks at a guy like Diesel and decides he should be booked as an underdog in every match.

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  69. I know, right? I mean how fucking dare he job in a high card match at a big PPV for six figures. The cunt. He should've had a 5 star indy classic in front of 2,000 fine gentlemen such as yourself.

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  70. Adam "Colorado" CurryApril 26, 2015 at 2:21 PM

    I want to know who thought it was a good idea to have him as the smiling babyface.

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  71. DQ finish in the main event. At least it's over.

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  72. GODDAMNIT PAL!

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  73. Jerry had a massive fart attack

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  74. You know the answer to that one, pal.

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  75. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    I want to know who looked at Diesel and decided he should be a smiling Babyface who feuds with Mabel and Bulldog.

    Keep him heel and you've got Shawn, Bret, Undertaker and Razor.

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  76. Nash as the underdog simply doesn't work.

    It's like booking Lesnar as the underdog.

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  77. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:23 PM

    I don't go gaga for fart humor but that was hilarious. Especially when Tom tries to get the Doctor to refer to it as a fart attack to no avail.

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  78. Kurt Busch wins Richmond. Kevin Hervick finishes second. Big day for Stewart/Haas.

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  79. I quoted it below

    Great ep

    Diane is lalalalala hot

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  80. Anyone else think Neville takes Bryan's place and wins the belt tonight? Set up a Neville/Bryan match when he's ready.

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  81. And, you could still do the Survivor Series match with Bret.

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  82. So lets assume that Bryan can't make the show tonight due to being too injured.
    Should he get stripped of the title or be allowed to keep the title until he returns to the ring?

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  83. Will they let Neville try and bring prestige back to the IC title? Hunter may, not sure about Vince.

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  84. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    Yes you can my friend. Yes you can. Just weird they turn him face abruptly and he wins the gold a week later before he's established. Booked. To. Fail.

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  85. Too early for Neville to win the title.
    Pushing him into the champion role immediately will make fans turn on him.

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  86. Barrett confirmed in an interview that they made him drop the whole bit because it was getting over.

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  87. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:30 PM

    The precedent is set. Strip that man. Award it to Bad News. Put some heat on the man.

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  88. So I just realized that we wasted two months of Roman Reigns: Main Event Player and are now back to Roman Reigns trying to fight the Big Show.


    Outside of Rollins winning the title, Wrestlemania season was a total waste of time.

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  89. Considering they've barely paid attention to it the last few years, and Brock went months without defending, they could keep it on him. I still think Bryan hangs it up sooner than later, and probably for the best too.

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  90. I would rather not have the title be awarded. I would rather it be put on the line in a match. I never like when titles are awarded it makes the champion look weak.

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  91. Well, the theory was that everything he'd do as champion would be fresh... and everyone would want to see it.


    Vince wanted his new Hogan... but those pesky small guys Bret & Shawn kept getting in the way.

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  92. which is one of the most stupid things ever

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  93. STOP TRYING TO BRING US RATINGS AND REVENUE, GODDAMNIT!

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  94. If the injury is short-term, I'd just have him show up, surprise Barrett with the big knee and get a quick pin. It's a cop out but would avoid Bryan having to give up another title due to injury. But if Bryan isn't in the building, I'd go with a surprise opponent.

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  95. WWE, like time, is a flat circle.

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  96. I'd love to see Nash do the Hulk Up.

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  97. Why?


    Fuck you, THAT'S why.


    -It's us, It's us, we should be run over by a bus. W-W-E Creative.

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  98. I don't get why he thought that match was a good idea in the first place.

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  99. Completely cooked from my buddy's Bachelor Party. Just got a 24 oz coffee because I don't think I'd make Extreme Rules without it

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  100. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:34 PM

    Gave us a good show, mega face Brock and mega heel Rollins. Worth it.

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  101. World title in 1993

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  102. Arn was a face when he beat Muta.

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  103. "What about airline food?" As long as you stay away from the fish you should be fine (especially good advice if you're part of the flight crew)...

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  104. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:35 PM

    Welcome back from the dead my friend!

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  105. Thaddeus MountainApril 26, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    MLB TV stream is blowing it today. Can't a guy just watch the White Sox game with no trouble?

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  106. So tonight's PPV main event was the second match from bottom on the last PPV.

    They really should have made this a triple threat match or something extra.

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  107. Thaddeus MountainApril 26, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    That's what the Ohio Valley will do to you.

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  108. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    When the champ is a heel I don't mind. Especially one who could get mileage out of it like Wade.

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  109. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:37 PM

    He's not doing the Bad News anymore?

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  110. I guess the cage was their idea of something extra. And the idiotic "no RKO" stipulation.

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  111. When he and Shawn broke up the first time, it should have been Diesel turning on Shawn and going on a monster heel run powerbombing everybody.

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  112. "New sensation" Adrian Neville?

    Vince just heard that hot new jam by those up and comers INXS

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  113. And, if Bryan comes back and Barrett is champ, you have the classic, "that's my belt. No one beat me for it" story

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  114. I just wanted to say good luck. We're all counting on you.

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  115. some CM Punk fans are convinced that Punk will return tonight because he is also in Chicago (he did a ComicCon thing).

    I wonder if WWE will do a mystery opponent or masked man angle tonight just to troll the crowd.

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  116. Anyone else come here out of habit and then realize, "Oh yeah, there's a ppv on tonight"?

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  117. Nahh, he's recovering from all night Pepsi bender and AJ smashing after his Hawks eliminated the Preds last night.

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  118. Burt Macklin, Man Without FearApril 26, 2015 at 2:48 PM

    WADE BARRETT! It's perfect! He's got SO much bad news for Chicago.

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  119. What's up with posting all these emails, that contain questions, then never answering them

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  120. Wasn't Punk playing into it a touch with "I have an announcement during my panel"? Pretty sure it's Marvel related though

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  121. Cavs announce Love's shoulder is dislocated, will be undergoing full battery of tests tomorrow.

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  122. Might want to give Naomi less facey music

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  123. I'll give her plenty of facey love.

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  124. Agreed. More butty music.

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  125. I'm sure Vince has heard of Sir Mix-A-Lot by now.

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  126. SO MUCH Wild Cherry Pepsi

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  127. I can't even recall if Cameron's music has changed and if so what to.

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  128. Wow, what a fucking lucky goal for St Louis

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  129. No problems with my Dodgers stream. Maybe it's doing you a favor by muting Hawk?

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  130. Halftime goes uninterrupted, commercials go uninterrupted but lets cut to a meaningless storm alert right at the start of the 3rd quarter. Fuck you KTXS.

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  131. Thaddeus MountainApril 26, 2015 at 3:00 PM

    It wouldn't be so bad if it were just muting, but the entire stream for every goddamn game was down for 20 minutes.

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  132. Fuck. And JR might be in trouble

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  133. Did they do that "don't you want me baby, don't you want me ohhh" song?

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  134. Jae Crowder was being annoying all season. I don't mind Smith and Perkins kicking his ass.

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  135. The limitations of purchasing the Mayweather/Pacquiao fight upsets me.

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  136. So Bryan is for sure out. Barrett and Neville in the pre show. That's skippable

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  137. Where's JR Smith when you need him? Someone needs to backfist DeAndre Jordan.


    And Matt Barnes.


    And possibly Blake Griffin.

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  138. Well I nailed the Neville/Barrett prediction. Too bad it is non-title.

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  139. In fairness they aren't really answerable questions.

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  140. What type of idiot gets a Pepsi tat? Also, caffeine is technically a drug Mr Straight Edge

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  141. He turned almost instantly, then. He won it early January, and the Horsemen turned roughly around the same time.

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  142. "Former Wrestler In City Where He Lives, Film at 11"

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  143. I wanna see a Wild/Flames/Sens/Isles or Cup final now, just for something different.

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  144. So is the tag title match on the main show now?

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  145. What? Really? How f'n stupid can they be?

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  146. Is Zan Panzer's gimmick basically a guy who can't win a match?

    And what's up with a show featuring three masked guys, when they're all the same guy underneath?

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  147. They want you to buy four packs of hot dogs and three packs of buns at a time.

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  148. i remember when the indy joke was 50 fine gentlemen. the indies have really grown.

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  149. What is an answerable question is. Whrn was the last time Scott actually ate airline food. The guy lives in Saskatchewan and probably hasn't even been on a airline in 10 years. Let alone one that serves meals

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  150. Gotta get the New England Style buns... which are amazing and 6 to a pack.

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  151. Summer of George

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  152. I don't understand you first sentence, and I don't know how anyone could really answer these specific questions in any meaningful way.


    But I do see how they could be posted to possibly generate some discussion/page views/ad clicks.

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  153. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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  154. There's a great chapter in Bill Carter's excellent book "The War For Late Night" about Conan O'Brien and Jay Leno both appearing at the annual NBC advertisers meeting in 2009. Conan unsurprisingly killed in his routine while Jay had put on such a bad show that he resorted to telling airline food jokes by the end.

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  155. Scott probably hasn't been on an airplane since that time he went to Las Vegas in 2002 and devoted half of his Judgment Day 2002 rant to his Vegas trip.

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  156. thats what forums are for

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  157. So Bryan is broken again/still and has been pulled from Extreme Rules. Discuss.

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  158. Him not winning the Rumble was definitely a good idea in hindsight and it was obviously a bad idea for him to come back so soon from his injuries but I guess he valued another Wrestlemania payday more than his health.

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  159. Bryan doesn't strike me as the self-endangering type. I think he probably legit believed he was all better. Sad. I wish he was.

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  160. Maybe he's developed an allergy to championships.

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  161. Daniel Brokan.

    I dunno. That's all I got.

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  162. I've been on a few flights but was never served any real food. I got complimentary coke and peanuts one time.

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  163. I still think Seth Rollins and Brock Lesnar for the title is the money match at Summerslam.

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  164. Is airplane food really that bad? Last couple times I've flown it was actually pretty good.

    And how bout Ichiro? Playing in every game and batting over .300 at age 41!

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  165. 99% of WWE would be better if they pretended to be a sporting organization.

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  166. Sweet. The one I got peanuts on was a 3 hour flight from Cincy to San Diego.

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  167. Me too. Especially if Seth can play wussy slimey, heel. That character being forced to have a match with World Breaker Brock sound like money.

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  168. He didn't get hurt until the conference finals and they got killed without him

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