Wednesday, May 20, 2015

BoD Daily Update

RAW Ratings

RAW drew 3.98 million viewers this week, up from the 3.68 million they had last week. Here are the hourly numbers:

8pm: 4.00 million viewers
9pm: 4.00 million viewers
10pm: 3.96 million viewers

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/42633-wwe-raw-tv-ratings



WWE Announces New Head and Assistant Head Coaches for NXT

Matt Bloom (Albert) and Sara Amato (Sara Del Ray) are now officially the head and assistant head coaches, respectively. Bloom was acting as the interim head coach.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/new-nxt-head-coach-and-assistant-head-coach-named-27411186



Ring of Honor Re-Signs Wrestler to a New Deal

Quinn "Moose" Ojinnaka signed a new deal with the company. His contract was originally set to expire next month.

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/104-ring-of-honor/42624-moose-signs-new-roh-deal



WWE Signs Former Bellator Fighter to a Developmental Deal

Gzim Selmani, a 20 year old MMA fighter with a professional record of 4-2, signed a Developmental Deal and will be moving to Orlando shortly.

Credit PWInsider.com

124 comments:

  1. Today is Letterman's last show and this saddens me.

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  2. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 20, 2015 at 9:05 AM

    Good for Del Ray,she deserves it.

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  3. She has done great work in NXT.

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  4. Found out GFW is coming here in September. Debating getting tickets to a baseball game next week to meet Jim Duggan and Jeff Jarrett

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  5. I'll be tuning in mainly for historic reasons. I honestly hate late night talk shows.

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  6. cabspaintedyellowMay 20, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    I'm butchering the name, but Bellator guy is Jizzim now.

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  7. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Del Ray is the man!


    ....wait, what?

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  8. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:10 AM

    Take your time, Bayless! Christ, you'd think you were doing this for zero pay or something.


    WHAT IS THIS? AMATEUR HOUR?!?!

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  9. cabspaintedyellowMay 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    She's like the anti-Bill DeMott.

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  10. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    8pm: 4.00 million viewers
    9pm: 4.00 million viewers
    10pm: 3.96 million viewers



    Vince: Looks like no one likes Dean Ambrose!


    *tosses Dean in the garbage*


    Vince: OHMMMYYY WHATARIIIIDEEEE!!!

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  11. Other than going to a live taping last year, I haven't watched the show in years, I don't even have cable. But in the 90s and early oughts Letterman was an off and on regular thing for me so it's a little bit of my youth slipping away.
    *sniff*

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  12. Gzim... is that pronounced like Jizm?

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  13. How long should I keep taunting the Jesus freak in the other thread?

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  14. cabspaintedyellowMay 20, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    Can't believe they rejected him. Dude was a frontrunner to win Tough Enough:

    http://www.kayfabenews.com/zack-ryders-tough-enough-audition-tape-rejected-2/

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  15. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    http://giphy.com/gifs/F95WSkkosQ9YQ

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  16. It's too bad Gzim wasn't around in 99, he'd have gotten the rocket push on name alone.

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  17. Those are the most rock-solid RAW ratings in a long time -- there wasn't the usual big 3rd hour drop. Thoughts?

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  18. Oh, man...please fork over the link...

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  19. The john Cena thread on the main page

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  20. So our company got sold out and now they're offering every employee a $2000 bonus except the way the email is worded says that every employee still with the company at the time of sale, which means, I'm assuming, must mean a lot of people are going to lose their jobs to make this happen. They don't just hand out two stacks for nothing.

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  21. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 20, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    If the shows are worth watching,people will tune in.Funny how that works out.

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  22. That's just a nice way of saying "we're giving you $2000 so you don't feel bad about all your friends being fired"

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  23. There was no basketball going on...they'll drop next monday because it's the conference finals

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  24. There will probably be redundant positions in this sort of situation.
    Here's hoping that you're one of the 2k guys though!

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  25. New faces at the top (mostly), decent shows the past few weeks.

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  26. Hope you keep your job

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  27. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    The sad thing is, I deal with people like that guy all the time. My sister is exactly like him. I believe he isn't a troll, because like all the folks who believe in adult make-believe, they TRULY believe it no matter what. Sociopath tendencies, obviously.

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  28. WEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLL, WE HAD NO BIG SHOW!


    THERE WAS NO BIG BAD SHOW TONIIIIIIIIGHT

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  29. He reeeeeeally wants Satan "behind him"...those are some unhealthy fantasies...

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  30. Pushing new talent leads to better shows.

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  31. Oh he does for sure.

    Not shocked you deal with that sort of thing a lot... we live in the same state. Probably why it irritates me so much to see it no here too.

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  32. I am proud to have finally been promoted to Satan.

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  33. Raw has been very good the past couple of weeks. There weren't many segments that made me want to turn the channel, although no basketball game certainly helped with that.

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  34. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    It does seem like you can't get away from that shit.

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  35. How much is the yearly salary for that job?

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  36. Its more of a "because you love it" type of job.

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  37. We went Netflix/Prime almost two years ago now, and I don't miss TV one bit.

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  38. I always assume I missed the glory it of Letterman, any time I watched him in the last 15 years he just seemed to be phoning itin

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  39. You, sir, are truly doing "the lord's work". This is so awesome to watch.

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  40. I've watched both shows this week to see what type of special bits they would do, but there hasn't been much. I was a huge Letterman fan when I was 12-13 or so. I wish Colbert the best, but Dave's don't give a fuck attitude is what really sold me on him. Even when Colbert was being "Stephen Colbert" earnestness was kind of his thing.

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  41. Funniest pat is I haven't read one word he said since the initial post.

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  42. Remember when Brock had that rampage on the post mania RaW? Good times...

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  43. Any prospects if worst case scenario?

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  44. Meh, I'll settle with him throwing a couch on the Miz.

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  45. He created separation between Michael Cole and his shoe.

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  46. People like that piss me off. I'm not religious, but I have nothing against people who are. My dad is a retired pastor, and he wasn't ANYTHING like that guy. My dad always looked at his job as a position of work as much as talk. All this "good deeds don't matter because you just have to accept Jesus" is fucking LAZY CHRISTIANITY for people who want to have a holier than thou attitude without actually doing anything.


    Like when people I know get sick, and others say "I'll pray for you" and leave it at that. No thanks, how about showing up and helping at the fundraiser to cover the medical bills?

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  47. What would be the point. He's responding with the usual religious gibberish.

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  48. "Speaking of dumb guys..."

    http://www.crackle.com/c/comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee/david-letterman-i-like-kettlecorn/2489915

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  49. Go Cavs! Going to have to hold off the NXT show til later. But chances are I'll have lost interest by tomorrow and won't watch the NXT show at all.

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  50. "Jesus didn't tap and neither will I". That's such a good line he probably deserves to be let off now

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  51. Same. I think it is all fairytales for adults... but I don't care if you want to believe in fairytales... just know when and where to bring it up.

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  52. "because like all the folks who believe in adult make-believe, they TRULY believe it no matter what. Sociopath tendencies, obviously."


    I know you have an existing bias on this, but not everyone who "believes in adult make-believe" has sociopathic tendencies.

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  53. Meh I told him Jesus didn't tap because his hands had nails in them.

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  54. Rooting for the Cavs. Cleveland should have its first title in forever.

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  55. Not so sure. I certainly want that to happen. But Golden State is awesome.

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  56. Stranger In The AlpsMay 20, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Who should I ban today? Hmmmmm....


    Will it be.......you?? *points at the screen*

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  57. Just listened to Paul Hey man talking to Jericho and Edge, hearing him say how he used to get Cole and Tax back in to re-record commentary really explains the difference in the twos announcing years later.

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  58. Jesus Didn't Tap is from an MMA shirt that is years old.

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  59. Tried to listen to the JR/Mark Madden podcast earlier. Got five minutes in and gave up.

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  60. Shit! How did you find out?

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  61. Well I still believe in LeeLeePhoenix, whether you think it's a fairytale or not!

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  62. Cena vs Orton,one more timeMay 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    There are a lot of American evangelical missionaries in India who spout this nonsense.They honestly that by converting the poor in this country they're saving their souls(funnily enough,they care more about their souls rather than their mortal forms).Its why they go into areas even Indians wouldn't go,donating bibles,saying how Hinduism is a dirty,evil religion and how Christ will redeem.And the poor do convert,because what choice do they have?Continue starving?
    You're right in saying that they really believe this shit.It's sad to see.And to see Hindu organizations fall for this trap is even sadder.
    (Sorry for the rant)

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  63. Night after Payback Raw with a quick build to Elimination Chamber leads to big viewership. The WWE now knows what they need to do. Run a PPV or special event every single Sunday.

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  64. She has said that she is a "fat old housewife"

    Also not real: Santa

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  65. Stranger In The AlpsMay 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Real sports first, Mikey.

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  66. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    A smidgen of hyperbole.


    But just to be clear: if you believe in something to the point that no matter how much evidence to the contrary there is, you STILL believe in it because reasons -- that's a sociopathic tendency.

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  67. I can't stand Mark Madden; in the words of the late great Brian Pillman, Madden is "Every one of you motherfucking smart marks rolled up into one giant piece of shit!"

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  68. cabspaintedyellowMay 20, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    .....Really, Nintendo?

    http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150520005475/en/Nintendo-America-Hires-Bowser-VP-Sales#.VVyqXfldVMG

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  69. Shelton BenjaminMay 20, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/38200000/Dean-Ambrose-Nope-jon-moxley-dean-ambrose-38241424-500-295.jpg

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  70. Thaddeus MountainMay 20, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Not me!

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  71. The man's an idiot.

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  72. Thaddeus MountainMay 20, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Hopefully they keep you in.

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  73. Yeah, but Madden is pretty terrible though.

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  74. Watching him do commentary is like watching backyard wrestlers brawl.

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  75. Ban everyone in the Cena thread, it's rotten to it's very core!

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  76. I'll fall on the sword. I should really get away anyhow.

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  77. Stranger In The AlpsMay 20, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Parallax!


    What's the good word?

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  78. GO CAVS! WIN AT BASKETBALL!

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  79. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!May 20, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    I gotta agree with MikeyMike. I've been a Cavs fan my entire life, and this is the best shot they have....but damn, GS can shoot the lights out.

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  80. Thaddeus MountainMay 20, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    I wish we could've had the Angle/Jesus match just to see Kurt snap His holy ankle.

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  81. Actually I am trying to squash the good word over in the John Cena thread.

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  82. I spread the Word of God by doing different things - including preaching His Word to the unsaved people on this message board.

    Start there.

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  83. Let it go dude, she doesn't look like Lana

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  84. Stranger In The AlpsMay 20, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    I don't think I'll attempt that, since I had no idea about it, and your very tone suggests I should check it out.

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  85. cabspaintedyellowMay 20, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    Dean Ambrose should form a tag team with William Perry called The Lunatic Fridge.

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  86. I don't know man. Believing that a 2000 year old man and a magical being will punish you for eternity if you don't pledge unyielding allegiance to them is pretty fucking out there, man.

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  87. It still makes more sense than a typical WWE documentary though.

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  88. LOL, you're a nice guy and even though I think your wrestling reviews are not as bad as John Edwards does, I think your definition of "sociopathic tendencies" is off-base. =) "extreme antisocial attitudes and behavior and a lack of conscience" is a little different.

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  89. Ooooh that's good, let's pretend I came up with it

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  90. Oh right. Well I've been in cold storage for a while.

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  91. Is that one on Hulu or Netflix?

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  92. I don't know if Banshee is streaming yet - I think it might be on netflix

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  93. Damn. I've heard about it, wanted to check it out. Seems like my kinda fucked up.

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  94. He was always offensive in his acts, but the Savile thing, from what I've heard, was genuine. He tried to speak to people about it - not just state it in his acts - and was shut down.

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  95. LOL you are going to hell.

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  96. Matthew 15:14 Let them alone. They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind, both will fall into a ditch.”

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  97. It's funny, but I moved to Halifax in '95, and I don't remember seeing Nitro until '97 or '98. Maybe I was just oblivious (wouldn't be the first time).

    But we definitely had the running water by '98. Unfortunately, it came directly from the Halifax harbour. Maybe that's why my wife tells me I glow in the dark.

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  98. I dont know. This isnt Roman Reigns. Wrestling fans tend not to be scholars as long as she stays hot I think she'll be fine. I mean we prefer her to be russian like that chick In die hard 3 with the nasty scar but perfect body, but her looks will get her past all that.

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  99. Ooooh that one is close. Although I think Maria beats both of them. She almost makes me want to watch ROH. Almost.

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  100. I agree. And you think that wouldve worked with Bray and Undertaker but it didn't. I think it kinda hurt nit having UT show up until WM.

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  101. They actually promoted that more than the Paul Heyman video. That's all you need to know about what goes on in their heads. I think even Heyman even joked about it.

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  102. Ryback is another one. Loser tag team with axel. Then Survivor Series main event.

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  103. According to Bret Hart's bio, he was a pretty epic cheater as well.

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  104. Agreed on keeping the open challenge a regular part of Raw, no matter who's the U.S. champion. They could even make it into a 'streak' of sorts --- "Cena defended his title against 12 opponents, can the next champ break that record?"

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  105. "and kick out of the AA every week."

    Actually, this does nothing but weaken the move and make kicking out of it seem unimportant.

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  106. The pairing with Lana also makes Dolph look like the world's biggest sucker. It's obvious she's going to dump him as soon as she realize how much Rusev cares for her. After that she dumps both Dolph and Rusev and goes off on her own.

    Then they'll put her back with Rusev just in time to feature their relationship on season 5 of Total Divas.

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  107. And the 12th opponent, the streak-tying opponent, could be... John Cena. It writes stories for you!


    I agree totally, the U.S. Open Challenge is a hit, and after a few weeks I'm already making sure that's part of RAW I watch, where as before I was happy to let it sit on the DVR and if I got to it, fine.

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  108. One of the things that keeps me from buying into Rusev as a serious monster heel isn't that he loses to Cena, it's that he looks JUST as goofy as Cena. He's a cartoon character, complete with goofy faces, stomping around like a child and jumping and flailing his arms around like Yosemite Sam when he gets mad.

    There was a point in the I Quit match where he looked like he was either giving birth or yelling at Ricardo Montalban.

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  109. Keep in mind, CJ "Lana" Perry is an actual actress. Sure, she wasn't exactly getting the world on fire with her roles or getting close to an Oscar anytime soon, but one wonders if she would even want to be the 'female face of WWE' given how that might impact the rest of her career. Unless, of course, she sees it as just a job and no different than getting a role on any TV show. (And the fact that she's been in developmental and is dating Rusev in real life gives her more clearer ties to the wrestling business.)

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  110. I don't think a heel turn would work for Dolph because people just latched on to his underdog "who gives his all to succeed" routine. He never really turned face, the fans turned him because they like his work and he never shuts up about it. He does need a character overhaul because he often comes off as more needy and pathetic than as someone you want to root for against the bullies.

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  111. I'm surprised they aren't telling the story of Ryback having never won a championship in the WWE while everyone else was a titleholder of some kind.

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  112. Heh, I think the name of her character in Pitch Perfect sums it up: "Footnote #5."

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  113. It's funny because for the longest time I had no idea what anyone saw in Ambrose. But this ability to stay connected regardless of circumstance is definitely limited to very few ppl.

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  114. I was living near Vancouver at the time and we got it on the UHF dial without a problem. Those were the days. I never saw it once I moved to Edmonton, but that was 1989 and I think the block was long gone by then. I'm talking 87ish.

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  115. They want to make her the next Trish Stratus, basically. We'll see how it goes.

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  116. I grew up up overseas since my dad was military. From the late 80's into the early 90's we only got WWF Superstars every Saturday at 4 PM and those shows were from 9-12 months old, which sucked. Even crazier, were it not for the Apter mags and VHS rentals then there was no way to know that the N.W.A. existed.

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  117. It's been a "thing" in the WWF/WWE that the supposed "good guy" actually does cheat when he gets the opportunity to...and yet, he doesn't turn heel by doing so. The crowd cheers because the guy they want to win does win--and it's often justified by "he's just fighting fire with fire" but it's always been weird to me...from back in the Hogan days to now...that the overall moral statement of this company is "there are good guys and bad guys but everybody cheats."

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  118. Ah, that explains it. One more reason why living in Alberta sucked the meat missle.

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  119. This thread is so much Wheels Ontario from Kroll Show.

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