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Masked Man Article on Grantland

This article discusses Daniel Bryan, the E:60 Special on NXT and Roman Reigns among other topics. 

http://grantland.com/the-triangle/reality-bites-daniel-bryan-adam-rose-and-heartbreak-in-pro-wrestling/



Miz Update

The Miz is scheduled to return to TV in a few weeks after finishing filming for the movie "Santa's Little Helper."

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



WWE Working on an Undertaker DVD

The WWE has scheduled a DVD for the Undertaker to be released at the end of the year. The name and format of the DVD has yet to be revealed.

http://www.wrestlingdvdnews.com/wwe-dvd-on-the-undertaker-coming-this-year-know-your-role-confirmed/87800/



Son of Former WWE Wrestler Joining the WWE?

Cedric Rougeau, son of Jacques Rougeau, was talked with about being signed to the WWE before the 5/4 edition of RAW in Montreal. They both met with company officials and left before the show started. Cedric is 6'7 and weighs 300lbs.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



Independent Star Confirmed For WWE Tryout Camp

Biff Busick is one of the names listed at the June WWE tryout camp

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

Comments

  1. Jacques Rougeau has a son who's 6'7" and 300 pounds? Vince probably just climaxed.

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  2. My bad, I read the Miz part as him starring in "Santa With Muscles".

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  3. YOUR next greatest Intercontinental Champion of all-time!

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  4. I tried to read this Masked Man column and gave up at zenith of the reality era. What trash

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  5. How many freakin' DVDs has the Undertaker had at this point?

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  6. Grampa's Little Helper? What's that?

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  7. "After getting fired from his job, a slick, fast-talking businessman is given an opportunity of a lifetime to become Santa Claus’ second-in-command. However, getting the job won’t be that easy: Dax must go head-to-head against an elf that feels she’s more deserving of the title. As the competition heats up, Dax learns the true meaning of Christmas… but ultimately who will become "Santa’s Little Helper"?"

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  8. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 15, 2015 at 7:13 AM

    So Mad Max was the absolute tits...

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  9. So knowing that Miz was going to be off TV for 2 months, he won the Sandow feud because...?

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  10. Because reasons.

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  11. If Santa Claus turns out to be Captain Sisko, I am SO buying this.

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  12. Miz has to be kept strong so he can put Christmas over.

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  13. Because WWE doesn't want to be responsible for Dougie's suicide?

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  14. Battle Kat LitterMay 15, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    I AM THE MOUNTIEEEEEEEEEEE's son

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  15. He's less lazy of a Millennial than Sandow

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  16. It sounds like we have 2 sons of former wrestlers signing. Biff Busick has to be Big Bully's son, right?

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  17. While I will say that this sounds like a bad ripoff of Elf, playing a dorky elf in a stupid costume is probably just right for Miz.

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  18. One day we'll be watching nothing but the kids of the wrestlers we watched as kids.


    And we'll look at our own kids who aren't wrestlers and they'll be SUCH disappointments to us.

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  19. And we'll feel super old...

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  20. Paige will make quite a sexy slick businessman too, I'd wager.

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  21. Tombstone, This is My Yard, Undertaker: He Buries them Alive! (VHS)..... am I missing any?

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  22. Paige in an elf suit might get me to watch that movie (on mute).

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  23. She looks pretty fucking good in the video at the bottom of the page I got that synopsis from: http://www.wwe.com/inside/overtheropes/wwestudios/santas-little-helper-miz-page-27253718

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  24. And we'll finally understand our own fathers' looks of disappointment.

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  25. We still haven't gotten the dreaded Undertaker vs. Kane DVD.

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  26. I don't really have a 'type,' but that totally works for me.

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  27. I've been boycotting remakes and reboots for a while, but I might check this one out.

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  28. Daniel Bryan's injury problems are a wrestling tragedy. He's a throwback, a wrestler proud to be a wrestler who honed his skills by traveling the world, learning from masters, having matches with diverse and talented opponents and improving himself as much as he could. He then made it to the top company on the planet and faces adversity but fought through, becoming one of the most popular wrestlers in this generation and winning the world title in one of the greatest Wrestlemania performances ever.

    It's a damn shame.

    But...

    WE'RE GETTING THE MOUNTIE'S SON!!!!!

    Life goes on, motherfuckers!!!

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  29. Sasha Banks vs. Charlotte was the main event of the NXT house show last night, which was a hit across the board by all reports.

    It's nice to know there is one piece of the WWE empire that caters to their hardcore fans.

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  30. OUI! OUI! OUI!

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  31. "I have something for you....your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn't allow it..."


    "What is it?"


    "It's your father's Cattle Prod. This is the weapon of the Mountie. Not as clumsy or random as a chair. A more elegant weapon, from a new generation."

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  32. Cedric Rougeau's new name?



    Jean Luc Le Douche

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  33. Do you really want your kid to be a wrestler? Sure, they MIGHT make good money but no one comes out of it unscathed.

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  34. LOL, Give Divas a Chance actually happens on the show Steph ISN'T involved in.

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  35. I'm gonna force my kids to do all the things I never got to do, like all good fathers

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  36. This one's by the original director.

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  37. At the San Jose nxt house show, Sasha and Charlotte tore it up. They had the match of the night in SJ, so I'm happy to read they're getting the chance to main event.

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  38. Buffalo HopscotchMay 15, 2015 at 7:47 AM

    Bryan is gonna retire and the Miz is coming back....

    LORD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?

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  39. We're living in dark times.

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  40. News... Day Sucks!

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  41. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogMay 15, 2015 at 7:49 AM

    Wasnt there a Streak one already too?

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  42. Can't wait for an arena to be chanting that one.

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  43. Wow! Mountie The Giant!

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  44. Ha, remember that segment a year or so back when Stephanie buried every Diva on the roster for no apparent reason except to make Stephanie look like a boss?

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  45. It's not either one. It's a Bond situation from what I understand.

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  46. Not every child can be Dr. Who, man!

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  47. Scream 2 in prime time on my local FOX station tonight.
    Slow day in the television world too.

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  48. If Cedric Rougeau doesn't debut with Mountie training vignettes I'll be disappointed.

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  49. My kid is going to do all the things or I won't love him

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  50. I watched those movies not too long ago. I still love 1 and 2, 3 was shit, 4 would have been great if they ended it before the hospital nonsense.

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  51. If it was 20-25 years ago I'd be excited by the possibilties. But I've seen too many second generations crash and burn.

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  52. If Cedric Rougeau leads to a New Real Americans, with Swagger and Jacques' son (who clearly grew up in Memphis), I'm all about it.

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  53. BB King died last night.

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  54. He is 3rd... maybe 4th

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  55. I work for a pretty well-known entertainment publication and met with our Social Media reps this morning. They told me we get at least 25 tweets per day from people requesting that we promote their Kickstarter/IndieGoGo whatever campaign to help make their films. We never do simply because of the sheer volume, but we still get them.

    The sad part is that most of the requests are from people looking for $20,000 or more, and they don't even come close to it.

    I think I ought to do a story about how young filmmakers need to find a new revenue source for their work...

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  56. Haven't seen any of them. I'm not much of a movie watcher; don't be appalled.
    When I first started dating my wife, she got to me to watch the three Lord of the Ring movies; extended versions. I gave her props for taking advantage of the small window of opportunity. Would never today.

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  57. I only saw the first one of those. Knowing nothing about them I was quite disappointed that I sat through 3 hours and didn't get an ending.

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  58. I remember reading about the Melissa Joan Hart project that was like the first celebrity kickstarter or whatever to fail, and fail spectacularly. Oh it was so cringey :(

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  59. A guitar legend. BB's legacy will always be felt with rock and blues fans. RIP.

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  60. I saw Scary Movie first, then tried watching Scream. Couldn't get through it. Felt like I had already seen it.

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  61. Where she walked past Kaitlyn and said "Don't you EVER interrupt me" and kaitlyn just stood there meekly?

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  62. I liked them but alot of walking. Randall put it best in Clerks 2 during the Ring/Star Wars dedate. The third one is my favorite. Viggo Mortensen as Aragorn was a pretty bas ass character.

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  63. She was trying to raise $2 million. $2 million! She doesn't have that much goodwill.

    Meanwhile, Super Troopers 2 raised $4 million and they were only asking for $2 million! That's what demand gets you.

    Funnily enough, I spoke to a rep for the studio doing ST2. They said they *really* didn't need the extra money from the campaign to make the movie and already had the financing in place, but it allowed them to finance a few extra bits that they otherwise couldn't afford. They mainly did it for the publicity to get the PR campaign rolling. Good for them.

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  64. For me, the perfect example of Stephism is, despite having several real athletes working for the company, Steph gets the workout DVD. And then doesn't do a bunch of the exercises, but instead watches the other girls do it and comments.

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  65. I was going to be a dick and start one of those Kickstarter/GoFundMe accounts to try and get money for a new car. I wanted to see if people were dumb/kind enough to just donate. Or my student loans, that would be smart too.

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  66. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 15, 2015 at 8:09 AM

    Kind of a dick move,actually.

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  67. Buffalo HopscotchMay 15, 2015 at 8:10 AM

    Maybe if Melissa Joan Hart starred in a movie where she was pistol whipped for saying "shenanigans" too much she would have raised the $2 million.

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  68. Clarissa can't raise $2 mil to finally explain the rest? This is my shocked face.

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  69. Buffalo HopscotchMay 15, 2015 at 8:11 AM

    20K is a lot for a nobody to ask for. I was watching some YouTube clip from Its Always Sunny in Philidelphia where they said they shot the pilot episode for $200 or something. Surely you'd go as cheap as possible.

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  70. Hey, a guy raised $1000 to buy a burrito at Chipolte. Anything is possible:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1613730240/graphing-the-deliciousness-of-a-chicken-burrito#

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  71. If you think TNA and Destination America have an on-going war you should check out Rock Star Gary's recap of WCW World War III 1995 right here: http://www.danimalcrossing.com/?p=1706


    Enjoy!

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  72. I am all for The Giant Mountie. His finishing move can be AUGGGGGGGGGGHHHH THE SHOCKSTCK.

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  73. Depends on what the rewards were. Digital download of the movie after it's done would be worth it to kick in. (No idea if they did that, but...)

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  74. Buffalo HopscotchMay 15, 2015 at 8:13 AM

    And they'll be like Dudley Do-Right, which Vince will think all the kids will love even though hardly anyone under the age of 40 knows who that is.

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  75. How so? They had enough money to do, say, 90% of what they wanted. By raising $2 million (which ended up being $4 million), they were able to cover the remaining 10%.

    Now they can do the movie they way they wanted it.

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  76. Has anyone heard this rumor that apparently Vince is going blind? It started from Reddit, but they were talking about it on one of the Observer shows this week, and there's more circumstantial evidence from the last few years than just the Reddit user's story.


    WWE immediately denied it, but of course they would.

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  77. This may be the darkest timeline.

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  78. The Love-Matic Grampa!May 15, 2015 at 8:14 AM

    Bravo.

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  79. He's just getting back in shape to Referee matches.

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  80. Hmm...maybe that's why he couldn't work that phone during the RAW $$$ giveaway...

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  81. Blind huh. He could have diabetes on top of it.


    Physical shape aside, Vince is 69 years old. Eventually the body starts betraying you no matter what kind of shape you're in.

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  82. The Love-Matic Grampa!May 15, 2015 at 8:17 AM

    Eh, he's old and sometimes old people go blind. It happens.

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  83. True, but how many blind elderly people produce television shows.

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  84. If this is actually the plotline of Miz's newest cinematic abomination, I favor immediate execution without trial for everyone involved in making it happen.

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  85. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 15, 2015 at 8:19 AM

    Not to mention the steroids and lack of sleep.I'm shocked he managed to live this long.

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  86. The perks ranged from t-shirts and cop sunglasses, to a Broken Lizard member recording your voicemail, to a Super Trooper 2 DVD, to VIP tickets to an advance screening, all the way up to getting the patrol car used in the movie.

    There was also a $100k perk that meant the Broken Lizard guys would be your kid's godfathers and a $25million perk that was a sperm donation from one of the Broken Lizard guys. Nobody claimed those.

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  87. Dave Meltzer: "Vince McMahon can't see that his pet projects aren't getting over..."


    Interwebz: VINCE MCMAHON IS GOING BLIND ACCORDING TO DAVE MELTZER

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  88. Sounds like a hoss, that's awesome!

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  89. I know plenty of filmmakers who raised under $5000 on campaigns to do like additional editing, rescore their movie, and/or pay for festival fees. I don't know any unknown filmmakers who have raised more than that. Asking $20,000 is insane.

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  90. The Love-Matic Grampa!May 15, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Sumner Redstone is 5 billion years old and runs CBS and Viacom. Vince would be in good company.

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  91. But.... is he #HOSSAPPROVED?

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  92. Just google image searched him


    AHHHH Crypt Keeper!

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  93. Really? I didn't watch it, but that's hilarious if she doesn't actually do the workouts.

    Two other signs of Steph's ego: The company makes t-shirts for her, and she attends various PR events when it would be so much smarter to have one of the performers do it instead.

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  94. It's also on Scott's board! http://rspwfaq.boards.net/thread/238/rock-star-gary-reflects-world

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  95. It's got to be about 50/50 if they're any good, right? I love IRS's kids, Dusty's kids are great, The Rock is The Rock, Curt Hennig was awesome...


    Then on the other hand you've got the Gagnes, the Watts, the Taminas, etc. that just don't seem to have it.

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  96. That was one of the segments. There was another where she stood at the top of the ramp and reamed out all the Divas for... reasons.

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  97. I've only seen a few clips, but yeah, that's what it looked like.

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  98. Some of Melissa Joan Hart's perks were terrible. "Two of our cast members (not Melissa Joan Hart" will follow you on twitter for a year". $100.

    http://www.collegehumor.com/post/6890392/the-5-best-parts-of-melissa-joan-harts-horrible-failure-of-a-kickstarter

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  99. Just took a quick peek at Biff Busick. Looks like a skinnier, paler version of Cesaro.

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  100. It depends on if he eats crème glacée

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  101. Cesaro? So he won't be grabbing any brass rings, will he?

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  102. Al Davis ran a football team........

    (•_•) ( •_•)>⌐■-■ (⌐■_■)



    ..... into the ground.

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  103. Bullet points hurt eyes......ack!

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  104. I think people are a little rough on Greg Gagne. Yes, he was skinny and not the most charismatic character, but the guy was a good wrestler and alledgedly a good wrestling mind that never got utilitized because of Verne. Greg never held the World Title even with the company falling apart and Greg not going to Vince or Crockett.

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  105. How many indy guys get a tryout and get thanked for coming out? I never heard of the guy before this morning.

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  106. Wow, that's obnoxious. I know a lot of people are celebrity-obsessed, but having 2 D-list nobodies follow you on Twitter means shit.

    Her first problem was being Melissa Joan Hart. Her second was offering terrible perks.

    Actually, her main problem is trying to make a movie for $2 million which, by the plot description, could probably be made for under $100k or even $50k if she knocks out her fee.

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  107. [Dean Ambrose defeats Seth Rollins in a hot blowoff to end their blood feud]

    Blind Vince: LISTEN TO THAT POP NOW THAT ROMAN REIGNS IS THE CHAMPION! I WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG, PAL!

    HHH: You sure were, Dad.

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  108. I'll take the bad with the good. A lot of people like my format. They probably just skim the highlights rather than studying them like you obviously do.

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  109. Also she's kind of a douche. But not even in an entertaining way.

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  110. Well, you know, it's all arbitrary business anyway. On the other side of the coin, Verne Gagne was the Hulk Hogan of television's infantcy years then Vince McMahon after that. That's a pretty tough act to follow.

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  111. Some actors aren't willing to do that. I cannot for the life of me remember who said it, but it was a famous actor who did well-received indie films. Eddie Murphy once asked him how he kept getting into these great roles, and he said you have to be willing to cut your asking price to next to nothing. Eddie just thought about it for a second, and said "No, I can't do that..."

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  112. I'm also a technical writer by trade, so to me it also looks like work ;-)

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  113. JBL: The velocity of that shockstick in those frying pan sized hands, Maggle!!! Who can stop Giant Mountie!

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  114. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 15, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    Mountie 2......Mountie 2.......Mountie 2!

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  115. He is pretty big in the Northeast... have heard a ton of positive stuff and buzz about him. He competes regularly for Beyond Wrestling in RI, which is a really strong Indy.

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  116. Ugh... more Rougeaus.

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  117. The Love-Matic Grampa!May 15, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    TBF, Murphy's got a lot of kids. And kids ain't cheap.

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  118. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 15, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Awesome. At that size, holding the little flag is going to look that much more ridiculous.

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  119. http://images.lpcdn.ca/641x427/201312/27/790128-jacques-rougeau-fils-cedric-emile.jpg Jacques and Cedric Rougeau. Vince is gonna LOVE him

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  120. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 15, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    HOLY SHIT, dude. That kid will be all up on Vince's jammy.

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  121. He's fucking massive. Jacques is a big guy and his son towers over him.

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  122. The Love-Matic Grampa!May 15, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    ...

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  123. I'm off from work with nothing to do today - maybe i'll video search him and see what this guy has.

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  124. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 15, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    The Miz is back!


    Dougie just mayo'd in his pants.

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  125. So THAT'S why he was saving money by hitting up the streetwalkers instead of the real hookers.

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  126. I've seen a few matches and he is good. Doesn't have much of a look though.

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  127. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 15, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    "Listen PAL! That theme park in Florida has a Dudley Do-Right ride. I'm sure all the kids know who he is!"
    -Vince

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  128. Damn, kid is massive.

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  129. Not a big fan of the Masked Man, and I can't really put my finger on why.


    It's not like he's a bad writer. His podcasts are decent enough. I don't know if he's just too bland or what.


    I know IWC people don't like him because they think he's a WWE shill, but I don't really care about that.

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  130. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    In his bowl.
    FTFY.

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  131. Yeah Greg was a solid worker. The tag team with Brunzell was good, and he held their TV title for awhile instead of the world championship. I don't really have issues with him.

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  132. Whoa! Holy crap!

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  133. JAYSUS!


    Even with the favorable pose angle, that's massive.

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  134. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 15, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Multiple time world champion,confirmed.

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  135. Dayum! If this guy is anything better than a total slug, this is great!

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  136. Just give him the Bear Hugger character from Super Punch Out.

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  137. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 15, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Vince will see this and be like, "Forget about NXT, I want him on the main roster now pal!

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  138. I'm still pushing for Miz to come back with an Entourage stable as douchey as the show Entourage.


    Tyler Breeze
    Fandango
    Titus O'Neil
    Alicia Fox
    Return of Mizdow

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  139. My beef is that he has a really great chance to be the voice of wrestling fans for a major outlet and he just kind of is not great at it. Just disappointing really. He was fine initially and then went into the "Reality Era" trope and hammered the shit out of it. Plus a lot of his facts are off, as Mr. WNYX will tell you.

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  140. As long as Tyler Breeze gets to break out on his own because of it, that's cool.

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  141. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    I'd like that, Bo Dallas could easily fit in there too.

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  142. I can't wait until my son is the SF Giants' ace, drummer for Soundgarden and UFC champ, simulataneously.

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  143. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 15, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    The unrealistic part about this group is....they're all self-centered, how the hell would they get along?

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  144. And he's almost completely a WWE shill at this point. He was much more balanced before Triple H visited Grantland 2 years ago during Summerslam.

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  145. Maybe him and Kevin Owens will be part of some Canadian stable in the next 24 months.

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  146. He could just delusionally BOLIEVE that the paparazzi is there to see him.

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  147. They all have to have roles.


    Tyler Breeze = Protege
    Titus O'Neil = Bodyguard
    Mizdow = Stunt Double
    Bo Dallas = Life Coach
    Fandango = Style Expert

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  148. I kind of never realized how Evolution was kind of like that too.

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  149. I am curious if they keep him around with Simmons gone. Obviously Bill is a big fan and pushed to have wrestling covered there.

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  150. Interesting. Though. Is their motivation for wrestling, to make more money for their decadent lifestyle?

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  151. I think Grantland will slowly die out altogether, but the first thing to go will be their non sports content, which I don't think ESPN cares about and since the site is kind of a commercial disappointment to begin with, will be the easiest to chop.

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  152. I REALLY wish they'd booked Mizdow differently. Mizdow starts to mimic Miz, so Miz starts making him wrestle in his place as a stunt double (which is allwed by a loophole because of the wording of his WWE Films contract) until Mizdow gets tired of getting beat up.

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  153. Yup, their motivation is they're paid to glorify The Miz. They're lackies like any good Entourage.

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  154. or alternatively wins a belt.

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  155. That was the huge missed opportunity.

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  156. Sub Sasha for Alicia, especially because she'd be the breakout star.

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  157. Good call, I was just trying to think of someone with nothing to do right now.

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  158. I thought originally, that Nate Silver was being groomed for taking over Grantland and sort of folding it into 538

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  159. Grantland is a prestige site apparently. Meaning they want it to show ESPN has quality as well as mountains of cash.

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  160. They could even steal dialog from movies and it would fit Miz's character.


    Miz: "You are an expendable asset and I USED YOU TO GET THE JOB DONE. GOT THAT?"

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  161. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©May 15, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    Owens= Guy who the fans want
    Cedric= Guy who Vince wants.

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  162. Yeah, but there's been some articles about their traffic and how much the site costs to staff, and it's not great.


    And the indications seem to be that Simmons was still their major traffic source.


    I really could see them chopping half the writers and folding Grantland back into ESPN.com as part of some type of "ESPN The Magazine Digital" site.

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  163. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 15, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    THE BOSS! Definitely.

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  164. Spike Lee is filming a movie title "Chiraq" about the violence in Chicago. People are upset that the film is going to make Chicago look bad.

    Instead of, you know, being upset at the fact that Chicago is one of the most violent cities in the country.

    Don't shoot the messenger, folks. Even if it is Spike "Mr. Annoying" Lee.

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  165. Or maybe Page 2.1.

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  166. I don't they would take the name off it since it has built up some cache. But I do think they will cut the staff down by a healthy amount.

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  167. Deadspin was questioning whether they even owned the name. Apparently, they never filed for a trademark on Grantland, according to them.

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  168. And one of the reasons why I stopped watching altogether.

    They really could've built Miz/Mizdow as an awesome feud, but instead their blowoff happens on RAW, and not at WM. They don't even make it to a PPV.

    That's the kind of stuff that makes me not bother - if you're not going to give me what I want to watch, why should I?

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  169. We don't know how much Grantland costs to run. They can make a few cuts and still get it to work probably. Especially if they're not paying Simmons 5 mil/year.

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  170. I highly doubt ESPN would miss something that basic.

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  171. True, the Simmons cut is a huge cost savings. His salary would probably fully staff the site all by itself.

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  172. They were talking about it on one of their podcasts. Not sure of the validity of it.

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  173. Spike will also probably look at how horribly segregated Chicago is, with predictable results re: poverty and its attendant woes.

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  174. Hey! This is America dammit. We blame other people for our problems and if we don't get what we want we sue.

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  175. "It's so violent in Chicago because it's segregated and the white people make all the money. The black people are just angry at the white people so that's why they kill one another over drugs territories and their control."

    -paraphrasing from what Spike will say

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  176. There was definitely a tone shift in his columns after he got the blessing of Triple H.


    But that doesn't quite bother as much as it does others. I don't know what it is about him, just not a fan.

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  177. This stable is still about 5-7 years away. Pop culture and Vince.

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  178. Well I was expecting to see the offspring of Jacques and Pierre, but this dude at least isn't FAT (TM Scott Steiner) like Pierre. Yeah, he's going to get a million chances in WWE.

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  179. Then you might have a bit of a problem. Because in order to work, Miz would have to get over. Which...I just don't think he ever will.

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  180. It's probably his writing - he comes across as somewhat factual dealing with topics that are opinion-based. That could turn some people off when it comes to comparing events.

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  181. It's pretty close to what's going on, subbing "angry at the white people" with "stuck in places with horrific poverty, little work outside the drug trade, crumbling infrastructure and an education system not geared toward employment".

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  182. And even now. When did that show last have an episode? Started in 04 and finished about 4 years ago?

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  183. People who state opinions as fact are the worst people. Along with rapists and murderers. And terrorists. MURICA!

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  184. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    Kind of excited for The Miz to return. Was watching 09-11 PPVs and its shocking how over he was at that point. Just this perpetual nuclear heat machine.

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  185. Pretty spot on. I once went to a press conference with Lee and he pointed out something I thought was really valid for a guy who's usually full of hot air:

    Young kids in the ghetto see three avenues out: playing ball, rapping, or selling drugs. Most aren't talented enough to play ball or rap, so they're stuck with the third option.

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  186. This is awesome.

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  187. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 15, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    We don't know if we don't want him yet. He could be awesome. Right now, he's green as turtle shit. Let's not turn on him before we even see him wrestle.

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  188. He also fell into the Simmons trap of creating some absurd "theory" and forcing everything into it. Every article became about the Reality Era. That combined with the Triple H visit is when it all started to fall apart.

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  189. Dave Chappelle had a funny line like that (maybe a rip off who knows) when he talked about going back to talk at his old high school.

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  190. I think the stable as a whole gets over. Miz just has to be a douchebag, which is the one thing he can do. His interactions with the different members of Team Miz, if done right would be fantastic.


    And a couple of those guys would absolutely breakout from doing that role.


    Yeah, it's a stable surrounding Miz, but in reality, you're using it to get over a bunch of guys who have nothing to do right now.

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  191. The major cause of crime, at least from what I've seen is young men with nothing to do.

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  192. Well now there's a movie coming out, so Vince may be either more or less inclined to find out what it is. We'll have to see.

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  193. The awful movie everyone is trying to pretend doesn't exist comes out this year, I believe.

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