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The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro–07.15.96

The SmarK Rant for WCW Monday Nitro – 07.15.96

Overwhelming sentiment seems to be that I should continue on with Nitro since they were getting incredibly hot and I’ve never seen these shows before anyway. So we’ll plow through until the end of the archived material in December 1996!

Live from Orlando, FL

Your hosts are Tony & Larry

Let us take you back to a magical time called two weeks ago, when Hulk Hogan betrayed WCW and kicked off the hottest period in wrestling history.

Fire & Ice v. The Steiner Brothers

Norton throws Scott around to start while the announcers discuss the friction between Fire & Ice. Their name is LITERALLY “Fire and Ice”. This is somehow coming as a shock to them? You might as well call a team “Oil and Water”. Which begs the question: Why was WCW in 1990 so retarded that they never teamed up Curtis “Big Cat” Hughes with the Junkyard Dog? They could have been The Big Lazy Black Guys! Norton chokes away, but misses a blind charge and takes an overhead suplex. Rick throws Ice Train around with a suplex for two and an inverted DDT for two. Tony and Larry are just all over this “New World Order” catchphrase, and now they think more people might be joining. Norton comes in and takes over on Scott with a middle rope clothesline, but lands on a foot and it’s back to Rick. And surprise surprise they go right back to beating the hell out of each other and throwing suplexes. Powerslam gets two. Fire & Ice double-team Rick , but Train is so useless that he manages to splash his own partner and Rick throws another suplex for the pin on Ice Train at 10:00. They had a million matches and it was all big dudes throwing down. **1/2

Glacier is now coming at an indeterminate time again instead of the previously promised July 1996. Perhaps they need better time management at their ninja training center.

Meanwhile, Fire & Ice split up despite the best efforts of Teddy Long. Holla playa, no more tag matches for them.

Dean Malenko v. Billy Kidman

This would obviously be a much more competitive match years later. At this point, Malenko clobbers him and puts him on the floor, but is unable to successfully execute a powerbomb on Kidman. Somehow I’m not surprised. Kidman comes back in with a missile dropkick for two, but Malenko takes him down with an anklelock and goes to work on the leg. Tilt-a-whirl slam gets two. Here’s the balls on WCW at this point: Tony openly brags that Sting, Giant, Flair and Savage are all absent from the show tonight, and they still beat RAW by a bazillion viewers. Give or take. Malenko chokes away and goes to a headscissors, then hits him with a whiplash slam, which Kidman reverses to a jackknife pin for two. Kidman with a bulldog out of the corner for two and goes up, but the Shooting Star Press misses and Dean kills him dead with a brainbuster and this time he CAN powerbomb Kidman. Butterfly bomb into a Texas Cloverleaf finishes for shizzle at 5:13. Remind me not to upset Dean Malenko, because he just destroyed him like the computer AI in No Mercy on Hard with a Special. ***1/4

Meanwhile, Kevin Greene is also pissed about HOLLYWOOD Hulk Hogan turning on his fans. They wasted no time in trying to ditch the “Hulk” name and replacing it with “Hollywood” so they could cut Marvel out of the deal. In fact when Hogan was originally signed they attempted to have him introduced as Hurricane Hogan for the same reason. Interesting because at the time Marvel was a pretty low point and Turner could have bought and sold the entire comics industry 100 times over. Now of course Marvel makes more off one movie than WCW ever did in their entire run, and more than WWE has ever made in a single year either, for that matter. In fact I wouldn’t be shocked if Disney bought WWE one day and added them to their IP empire.

WCW tag titles: Harlem Heat v. Rough & Ready

That would be Mike Enos and Dick Slater in the most generic tag team name ever. Every time I hear them I think of “Shake & Bake” from Talladega Nights. Kind of a major downgrade from Jimmy Golden for Slater. And they couldn’t spring for the $50 it would cost to get Wayne Bloom? Stevie Ray overpowers both Rough as well as Ready, but Slater tosses Booker and beats on him on the floor while a young Dean Ambrose takes notes at home, I assume. Thankfully we get clarification thanks to the embroidery on their chaps: Slater is “Rough” and Enos is “Ready”. Thank god, that one was gonna keep me up nights trying to figure it out. The Heat beats on Enos in the corner while Sherri and Parker argue over who is actually managing who here, but Sherri gets involved and kisses Dick Slater, allowing Booker to roll him up to retain at 7:38. I have no idea what the deal with the Parker-Sherri stuff was supposed to be. Did that even have a payoff? Because I remember Parker accidentally costing them the tag titles to the Outsiders in October but I don’t even remember where they went with the whole thing. ½*

Meanwhile, Kevin Greene is also really upset with Mongo, and he’s literally the only person in the building who still cares about that feud with the New World Order about to overshadow everything ever.

Madusa v. Malia Hosaka

This is pretty random. Hosaka puts her down with a spinkick and chokes away, then goes to a chinlock. Neckbreaker and she goes up, but misses whatever as we’re under a minute to Hour #2 so you know someone is screaming at them to go home NOW. And of course Madusa finishes quickly with the german suplex at 4:08. This was no good. *

HOUR #2!

Hosted by Eric & Bobby. Anyone see that picture of Bobby from the convention with Ted Dibiase and Roddy Piper that was posted recently? Man that was sad.

Meanwhile, Hall and Nash hang “NWO” letters over the WCW sign on the roof. You could tell this was gonna explode into the stratosphere soon.

Arn Anderson v. Meng

Meng puts him down with the Tongan Martial Arts and pounds away while there’s literally a fireworks show going on in the background. That’s pretty hard to compete with, even for Hour #2 of Nitro. Arn takes him down and goes after the leg. Meng comes back with those devastating back leg front kicks, and Barbarian joins us as we take a break. Back with Arn choking away and stuff while the crowd chants for Razor and Diesel. Meng with a suplex for two and he chops away, then Barbarian sneaks in for a double-team with Jimmy taking the ref, and Meng gets the pin at 10:50. Holy crap was that terrible. Just a boring, sloppy match with no heat segment or climax, and the crowd was literally distracted by the Outsiders AND a fireworks show at the same time. -*

Eddie Guerrero v. Chris Benoit

Benoit fires away with chops in the corner and grabs a chinlock, but Eddie reverses out of a powerbomb and hits him with a dive to the floor. Springboard senton back in and Eddie follows with a backbreaker. Benoit puts him down with a backdrop suplex and follows with a rare press slam before going to a camel clutch. Powerbomb with MUSTARD gets two. Backbreaker and Benoit works the back while Heenan questions why someone from WCW doesn’t go up and rip down the nWo banner if they’re not afraid of the Outsiders. Fine question, Bobby, and the cowardice from WCW would only get more pronounced. Benoit goes up, but Eddie catches him with a superplex. Bischoff notes that the question for WCW is “When, and whom, and where, and how many”. That’s more accurately about four questions, Eric. Eddie comes back and tries a rana, but they tumble to the floor as Dean Malenko runs down and sends Benoit into the post. Guerrero wins by countout at 9:40 off that. Bischoff notes that Benoit’s brains are scrambled from that one. Um…yeah. Usual great TV match from these two. ***1/4

Glacier is coming, OK? So just lay off him. He’s got shit to do. Ninja shit. And errands to run. Ninja errands. What are you, his mother?

WCW TV title: Lex Luger v. Big Bubba

I had literally forgotten that Luger was still TV champion. He’s gotta drop it to Regal pretty soon, right? Lex uses the power of grunts to dominate, but Bubba goes to the eyes with a cheapshot to take over. Luger’s doctor said he’s not supposed to get anything in his eye! Bubba continues pounding away while the Outsiders join us via limo and we take a break. Back with Bubba biting in the corner, but Luger comes back with the STAINLESS STEEL FOREARM OF DOOM and the Outsiders run in for the DQ at 9:34. We get our first ever nWo beatdown finish as Hollywood Hogan debuts the black outfit, and then they offer membership to Bubba before turning on him and tossing him out as well. Hulk finally does his post-turn interview, and he reiterates that the fans can stick it. And also Macho Man’s divorce was his own fault because he couldn’t “rise to the occasion”. And then the crowd starts PELTING the ring with garbage as Hulk promises that there’s more members to come. He promises to take the WCW title from the Giant at Hog Wild and make it into the nWo belt, which is of course exactly what happened. There was no “cool heel” heat for this, this was a crowd that was PISSED at Hogan. Talk about a money promo, as he basically talked himself into another World title reign just with this one.

The Pulse

A much more even show than last week, and man was that Hogan promo at the end something to behold for sheer hatred coming from the crowd. But I mean, it was no DX riding a tank or anything.

Comments

  1. Just release Dolph Ziggler already. Nothing he does ever pleases WWE, they won't push him....just let all parties move on.

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  2. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooMay 26, 2015 at 8:03 AM

    Yeah, he really just needs to take a break from WWE and try his luck in Japan or the indies. Let them miss him for awhile and court him back rather than stay and corrode the relationship even further.

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  3. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 26, 2015 at 8:05 AM

    Dumb and reckless? That doesn't sound like Dolph at all.

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  4. I sometimes feel that they know he would do well in Japan and such and that's precisely why they DON'T release him.

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  5. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooMay 26, 2015 at 8:07 AM

    Actually, Angle showing up to answer the Cena challenge would be fantastic.

    But I just don't see WWE taking the risk, especially since it's doubtful that he'd move the needle anyway.

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  6. Hulk Hogan come out to Real American, makes a little speech, Rusev comes out and attacks. Angle's theme hits, crowd goes nuts, Angle makes the save, and you have yourself a match set up.

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  7. Gotta hype those free months, take it easy on the non-free months

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  8. Dolph sneezes while sniffing a pound of pepper in front of Vince McMahon on a dare. WWE Officials were not too pleased with him, saying it was "dumb and reckless."

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  9. Hogan comes out to confront Rusev..Rusev points out that Hogan is too old and broken to do anything about him. :Medal: hits Angle comes out.....Turns on Hogan and joins Rusev and turns his back on his country. WM32 Hulk and Cena vs Angle and Rusev

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  10. Dolph gives that match a story line by being kayfabe dumb and wreckless making the match different and memorable ...gets criticized for being dumb and wreckless

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  11. sdvsesvdwwwwwwwwww

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  12. So Owens is going to like sneak in and take out Cena with a chair and then leave right? We aren't going to have an actual finish are we? Vince isn't going to let the fat guy in a shirt beat his guy and HHH isn't going to have LOLCena his guy right?

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  13. Now that we have your money...WEEEEEEELLL ITS THE

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  14. >Samoa Joe, who signed a deal to work a few dates for the WWE



    What is his deal anyway? He can still work ROH and any other Non-TNA fed he wants? Does that include GFW? Is his NXT contract really only for a few dates?


    He ain't exactly Brock Lesnar or the Undertaker how he'd pull off such a deal?

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  15. HHH was like lets get him in here now .I think he figured Joe would steal the show (like selling out of shirts in 2 hours) and then vince would be more willing to make a better deal

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  16. Maybe if it's not on Raw or Smackdown, Vince doesn't care too much?

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  17. Restart his feud with HHH from 2000, by constantly letting Steph know what she missed out on.

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  18. These are the deals Triple H started giving out to the more established indy vets like Rhyno and Kendrick.

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  19. Anyone read Japanese who can tell us what the shirt said?

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  20. I was thought it was kinda a dick move on HHH's part to only offer him a full time gig when his contract was up last year.

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  21. ...............they have secretly been having an affair for the past decade......= all the money

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  22. He is an acutal independent contractor

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  23. I chop your pee-pee or something.

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  24. Ha, I like it. I think that ended up working out well for Steph, though.

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  25. Its like their deals but for a lot more money

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  26. Because he ain't on the main roster.

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  27. There are reports that Legend of Conan has cast Arnold for it. And they are supposedly ignoring Conan the Destroyer and the Jason Mamoa reboot.

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  28. Uh, Cena already defended America's honor or whatever the fuck. There's no money in Angle/Rusev.

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  29. Dolph wouldnt fit in well in New Japan. American indies or Mexico is where he should go

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  30. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooMay 26, 2015 at 8:20 AM

    Skynet?

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  31. A pretty good deal for Joe, it isn't tied to the creative WWE machine, can work elsewhere and will still be relevant by appearing on NXT which already is a bigger show than TNA.

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  32. http://i.imgur.com/1Itb8gI.jpg



    Shirt WWE was selling last night. It would be pretty cool if they did this for other famous arenas they've been to over the years.

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  33. Stranger In The AlpsMay 26, 2015 at 8:21 AM

    Hey, everybody! This bot has an avatar that contains a female face, but has the screen name "kevin stewart". THIS BOT HAS NO CLUE WHAT THEY'RE DOING!!! This is the worst bot EVER!!!


    So it deserves this banning.

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  34. I think HHH never liked Angle. He was super-over during their feud and when it ended, they were never programmed together again at all. HHH probably saw Angle as a threat to him as he, at that time, was arguably better in all facets of the game than HHH.

    Plus, wasn't there that famous incident where HHH said Angle was too small to be world champ and Gerald Brisco shot back about who would win in a shoot between the two, which shut HHH up in a heartbeat?

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  35. WWE needs to do a ripoff of the Roots of Fight series for old timers like Bruno Sammartino

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  36. It wasn't until 97 that Raw went to Naasau? That seems strange.

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  37. Bah, that was a half-ass American defense. Cena didn't even wear the red, white and blue!!!

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  38. He'd probably be the biggest star on the indies.

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  39. That has been in the works for a while. There are a number of "old Conan" stories, so it could definitely work.

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  40. It is an awesome shirt. That is a shirt I would buy.

    My only issue is that "I was there!" tag they stick on their shirts. I bought a Wrestlemania 29 shirt since I went and it was so dorky to see "I was there" on the sleeve.

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  41. They weren't running big buildings for Raw in the early days.

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  42. Do it in Pittsburgh, too.

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  43. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooMay 26, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    HHH: Cue the dancing black guys distraction!

    (LATER...)

    Vince: Look, Paul! They're dancing! Hey, what's the crowd cheering about?

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  44. I wouldn't be horribly upset to see another Angle/Brock match, honestly.

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  45. I wish that Momoa reboot was good. Too bad it wasn't.

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  46. He played a Russian in Warrior...they could build off that..he went method for the role fell in love with the country and culture..

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  47. The bot may have been born female but now identifies as a man. We'll have no transbotphobia here!

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  48. Let Arnie grow a proper beard and i'm all in. Oh and a good script and a director who gives a shit wouldn't hurt either.

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  49. Maybe it's just me but Kevin Owens finally feels like a legit WWE guy with his new gear. Such a small change but it makes a big difference.

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  50. He could pull in a really nice payday for a few years plus work as he pleases.

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  51. I never saw it, but I bet it suffers from the Superman issue that nobody alive believes in a new Superman other than Reeve until somebody hits it out of the park.

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  52. Stranger In The AlpsMay 26, 2015 at 8:25 AM

    You take your open-minded, progressive views elsewhere, mister!

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  53. ITS ME, AUSTIN!!!

    ITS ME AUSTIN!!!

    IT WAS ME ALLLLLL ALONG AUSTIN

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  54. Cena comes back Swagger and Shelton become the World's Second Greatest Tag Team

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  55. In retrospect, its strange how arguably their best match had the Big Show in it.

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  56. did they plant the seeds for Owens to be Seth's replacement as champion for The Authority?

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  57. They seem to be really high on him too. Having Steph talk you up on TV says something.

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  58. It's more kind of meh. He's good enough as Conan but nothing about the movie is memorable.

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  59. Samoa Joe (finally in a real ring), Kevin Owens, Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Ryback...

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  60. That or Lana runs interference on Vince

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  61. Stranger In The AlpsMay 26, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    I think they planted the seed for the HHH-Rollins feud.

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  62. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooMay 26, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Interference means sex! Innuendo!

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  63. Corned Biff HashMay 26, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Honestly, I can't see Joe competing both in Ring of Honor and NXT at the same time. Independent promotions are one thing, but being on the television of another show? My guess is Joe is only in for a brief run with Owens, and he's back out the door.

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  64. They planted that with the Pedigree

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  65. I don't get the sense that 2015 HHH would let the ego of 2000 HHH keep him from doing what's (....sigh) best for business today. I think there's perfectly good reason for the WWE to have no interesting in bringing Angle in, given his drug and alcohol history over the last decade.

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  66. Correct, those are all WWE wrestlers.

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  67. I wish they would do joke ones like all the times that Hogan left the E. Or when Triple H tore a quad. Or when Cena got booed out the building.

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  68. Stranger In The AlpsMay 26, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Then they watered it some more when The Authority talked up Owens, and Rollins was all like "It's all about me."

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  69. They should bring back both Angle and Jeff Hardy. Have them feud with each other until someone falls apart. They can even take up bets on who will self destruct first.

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  70. I think they not getting along played a part but the reality is Vince doesn't want a Gold Medal winner dying on his watch and every other decision about Angle comes from that.

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  71. I believe all bots.

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  72. Nah, Joe is over with the crowd. They'll over him a deal and the RoH stuff might be just to get some ring rust off.

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  73. If he did it now, it might work. The whole Khal Drogo thing made him way more famous.

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  74. Well that will fill a 10 minute segment

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  75. Maybe it had something to do with "Go" (which is 5 in Japanese), and the shirt having a bunch of 8's on it

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  76. It's still surreal to me that I'm watching KEVIN STEEN deliver beat downs to John Cena on RAW.

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  77. He probably put on a few pounds.

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  78. Yeah, there's probably no money in Angle now, period. An undefeated Rusev v. a returning Angle at a WrestleMania? Maybe you have something. But I don't think he's going to draw eyeballs and dollars that otherwise wouldn't be there in 2015. I don't think there's a feud he can do that would draw more than much younger talent they've spent a lot of resources in developing would draw.

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  79. Where's the pic?


    Was it in Chinese or Japanese?

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  80. Yea this should actually be a really strong feud if they do it right..I'm wondering how long they plan to ride it out though. It makes sense that HHH won't be able to really handle someone else getting all the glory and acting like he is the best ever...even using HHHs move.

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  81. She's gotta talk him up for the eventual RAW in-ring segment when it's the two of them doing a promo and she buries him to put herself over.

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  82. Owens is going to be an anti-authority babyface inside 6 months.

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  83. His current NXT deal is probably seeing how he goes over with the crowd. WWE is dipping their toe in the water with Joe. If it doesn't work, he has plenty of indie work to fall back on. It makes sense that he isn't exclusive unless it makes sense financially for both parties.

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  84. Plus all the stand up gigs he wants.

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  85. HHH has been putting over Angle a lot recently in interviews weirdly enough.

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  86. It'd be funny if Rollins submits him, and everybody chants "You tapped out!
    again.

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  87. This is disgusting and FIFA is fucking awful.

    http://deadspin.com/fifa-slaves-banned-from-attending-relatives-funerals-1706700425

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  88. To be fair if he had worn those colours he would have also been wearing Russian colours...

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  89. Triple H: "Okay Joe, we'll let you work for other promotions. But no TNA!"
    Samoa Joe: "Believe me, that won't happen."

    [Meanwhile, at TNA headquarters]
    Dixie: "What ex-WWE guy can we get next? How about this new Samoa Joe guy?"
    Prichard: "We *had* Samoa Joe, Ms. Dixie."
    Dixie: "We did? For how long?"
    Prichard: "Ten years."
    Dixie: "Well, if he ever comes back he'll be over huge now that he's a former WWE guy!"

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  90. Jonathan MeisnerMay 26, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Let Milius direct again, or has he been out of the business for awhile?

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  91. you can't make an omelet with out breaking a few hundred slave wage workers

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  92. yeah FIFA is terrible, especially Blatter. I don't do international football.

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  93. And I want to see them all against Kurt Angle. :) One more match. ;)

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  94. Wow, Joe was really there for ten years?

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  95. That's worth about as much as that handshake he gave Sting after he beat him Wrestlemania.

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  96. Slave labor is the best labor. Well except for child labor.

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  97. What's crazy is that the temperature will get to 50C during the games. Someone's gonna die on the field...

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  98. FIFA and NCAA are in a race to the bottom in terms of most corrupt/terrible sports organization.

    FIFA is currently winning.

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  99. You want to see Kurt Angle die?

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  100. I'm quite positive FIFA has some kiddies on the lower end of the payroll.

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  101. Slave child labor is the Cadillac of labor

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  102. Need to hear that music hit one more time

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  103. I've heard rumblings that they might pull out and if they do USA is likely to get it because we have the infrastructure and stadiums

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  104. Corned Biff HashMay 26, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    That's one of the reasons they moved the Qatari World Cup to December, wasn't it? I could've sworn I remember reading the Cup got moved later.

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  105. The morals of all these big sports organizations are about the same, it's just FIFA is global and thus has access to the real poorest of the poor for exploitation

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  106. Either fall or winter I believe. It "cost too much" to build domes with A/C.

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  107. Corned Biff HashMay 26, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    I would watch the shit out of a World Cup if it game to the States, provided it was close enough to attend.

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  108. They're still working on whether it's going to have to move or not, I think. It's basically going to completely fuck up every national football season, just so they can wallow in Qatari money. thanks FIFA.

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  109. If you can turn people of BRAZIL against hosting a World Cup, you're fucking evil.

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  110. Oh boy, who wouldnt want to see that.

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  111. When isn't Ziggler supposedly catching heat backstage? It actually looks like they've rewarded him this time

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  112. Great point. South Park did a great episode about NCAA using its players like slaves

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  113. Hey, if I can make out with Lana, I'll take all the heat I can get!

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  114. I think they might be another sponsor or two away. That deadspin article laid it out. If Budwiser or Coke pulls out with all the minor sponsors already being gone....Fifa will will to do something.

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  115. Jonathan MeisnerMay 26, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Terrible. I don't necessarily boycott a lot of products, but I haven't given Coke or McDonald's a dime in years, and Budweiser tastes like slop.

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  116. I'd love the 2006 Angle against any of those guys, or anyone else for that matter. But none of them feel like any sort of special dream match to me in 2015.

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  117. You would think that the current TNA world champion has more than only one match in his body...

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  118. Jonathan MeisnerMay 26, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Is Sony minor though? That seems fairly major to me.

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  119. Listening to KO on Sam Roberts podcast, he's talking about how he named his son after Owen Hart because he was such a huge fan, when he came to NXT Hunter told him he had to come up with a name and then immediately suggested to him: "Why not Kevin Owens?"


    So the name is a double honor to his kid and Owen Hart, that's great. This interview is pretty good.

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  120. ROH is running Aj and Joe vs Daniels and Kazarian. That's quite a match.

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  121. True..that seems to go along with the they are probably at the tipping point

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  122. You know, TNA could be currently running that match if the company wasn't a total disaster

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  123. Eh if anything they're indentured servants, not slaves. Dear Athletes, I'm sorry Uncle Luke isn't still handing out Escalades, but you can more than survive. Signed, everyone who's over your complaining.

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  124. Jonathan MeisnerMay 26, 2015 at 8:47 AM

    *If*. I'd be surprised he hasn't shown her his Kremlin yet.

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  125. Even back in 2006 or so, when Angle went to tna many thought that he is done and will die in the ring, the second he sets a foot in it. ;-) But then he wrestled full time for many years. I don't think that he is too old. He is still better than most of the new guys.

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  126. TNA would feel the need to shoehorn Mr Anderson in there somehow.

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  127. Going through an old iPod...put on the headphones...pressed shuffle songs...and what comes out?

    NAUGHTY BY NATURE.

    HIP HOP HOORAY...HOOO...HAYYY....HOOO!

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  128. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 26, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    TNA had been running some variant of that match since 2006.

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  129. When KO turns face in WWE, he is going to be HUGE.

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  130. Jonathan MeisnerMay 26, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    The whole Claire Lynch storyline had a million variations of AJ vs Daniels and Kazarian. It just also had a retarded storyline attached to it.

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  131. Yes, yes....he's going to be huge because he's fat.

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  132. ....Hey...he already is oh...fine never mind

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  133. R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.May 26, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    I love AJ, I love Daniels, I love Joe, I love Kaz.

    I'm just sick of them fighting each other.

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  134. Jonathan MeisnerMay 26, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    If he isn't likely blackballed from WWE, get Scott Steiner on one of those pre-show round tables.

    "HE'S FAT!"

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  135. The comeback against Scott Steiner should be, "He's veiny!"

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  136. Debuted in the summer of 2005 just before they started airing on Spike

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  137. Owens is talking about how ever since he had kids he'll start randomly crying in the car to weird news stories. Like a story of a soldier coming home or a dog surviving a tornado will randomly make him start weeping. He says he totally hates this and it makes him angry, so when he has a big match to get pumped up he'll think about these random stories and how angry it makes him that he cries about it...then he'll use that anger to get him through the match.


    This guy is awesomely weird.

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  138. It's so crazy that TNA has lasted as long as it has. It seems like just yesterday Jarrett was killing Monty Brown's heat during a weekly PPV.

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  139. Corned Biff HashMay 26, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    Who are the top five workers in the WWE right now? Not just in terms of workrate, but the whole package (psychology, crowd reactions, look, etc.) on either the main roster or in NXT?

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  140. I remember hearing him on Austin's podcast and Austin said to him, "Never stop talking trash when you're on the mic".

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  141. What was the best Shield match? Just watched the TLC vs Kane/Bryan/Ryback. It was a blast.

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  142. I think it's tough with the NXT performers in regards to crowd reactions because they're in a protected environment. The pops they receive in NXT might not be the same after six months on RAW and Smackdown.

    I'd say Rollins is by far the total package in the company right now.

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  143. My favourite is the Wyatts vs. Shield PPV match.

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  144. Corned Biff HashMay 26, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    Yeah, this gave me pause too. Owens I forgave because the dude is big time, but the rest came down to the dichotomy of Full Sail over and main roster over.

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  145. If you including NXT, I can't see how anyone can argue against Sasha Banks is one of top 5 workers in terms of total package.

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  146. Rollins, Zayn, Orton, Cena, Balor.

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  147. Yup. Like Balor, Zayn and Neville are world-class workers in the ring. Amazing wrestlers through and through.

    BUT...

    Once they make it to the main roster, they won't have the same in-ring luxuries and characters so they may be busts. I don't think it'll happen but it's definitely a possibility.

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  148. Every time Kurt Angle is brought up, people talk about him dying in the ring. It's been going on for almost 10 years now. Nothing Angle does in the ring is so over the top that it should result in his death.

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  149. SwagBucks is a very recommended work from home website.

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