Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BoD Daily Update

RAW Ratings

RAW viewership was down to 3.68 million viewers this week. Here are the hourly breakdowns:

8pm: 3.59 million
9pm: 3.61 million
10pm: 3.81 million

http://www.f4wonline.com/more/more-top-stories/96-wwe-news/43226-raw-ratings-drop-back-down



Austin Aries Update

Aries' contract with TNA expires after the Slammiversary show on 6/28. No word on whether or not both sides have agreed on a new deal.

http://pwinsider.com/article/94615/tna-news-and-notes.html?p=1



RF Video Releases New Shoot Interview with Jim Cornette

This new concept, titled "A-Z," is filmed in Cornette's home has he shows us and describes all of his memorabilia. He is also asked about everyone he has worked with during the 1980's. You can click on the link below to view the trailer, which is almost 18 minutes long.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4emzMN4v9T4

377 comments:

  1. I'm fascinated by the news of TNA signings. I can't imagine going in for a job interview and being told you are hired...while there is a GOING OUT OF BUSINESS sign on the front of the building

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  2. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:19 AM

    He really did. I mean you don't even have to push Barrett or Cesaro long term if you don't want to (which WWE obviously doesn't want to), but just use one of them to give Rollins some believable muscle. That beatdown with those scrubs looked fucking ridiculous.

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  3. 22 up front apparently, the rest in add ons. It is a lot, but we need quality this summer - in danger of falling behind (further). 50 million for a twenty year old would be ridiculous, but more than willing to take it.


    What do make of the Ramos/Schweinsteiger rumours?

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  4. But that's the point: local wrestling. That's what needs to be rebuilt. Rebuilding the whole foundation of pro wrestling at the local level. That's much more valuable--crucial even--than someone coming along with a bunch of cash and trying to be the #2 national promotion.

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  5. Someone had an idea I read once suggesting the NBA start their season later in December, and have the finals end in late July, with the draft being first week in August maybe. It was interesting because the NBA had this schedule originally to avoid overlap with MLB, but now the start of their season conflicts with CFB and NFL and really no one pays attn. to the NBA until Christmas time, so shifting it would make sense. I really don't see the downside to doing this

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  6. as I said below, I think GFW and TNA merge by fall. GFW gets some lucrative foreign deals and TNA gets a new name and an attempt to wash the stink off. It will fail miserably. No coincidence the first GFW house show used a six sided ring.

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  7. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    Just saying that Owens is great, he's being protected... and since the Authority is never ever ever going away, chances are he'll be the new Orton/Rollins soon enough.

    Maybe he'll succeed in the role where they failed, or maybe WWE will put Roman in that role instead. But SOMEONE will be HHH/Steph's new protege/lackey soon enough, and Owens is obviously on that short list.

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  8. Both would be great signings. Ramos is a prick though. And again, some of the numbers I'm hearing are insane. 30-40 million + De Gea?! Can't be. Throw in a striker though, which is a certainty, and that would be a very good summer

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  9. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 24, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    StrawMenLivesMatter

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  10. I think, if anything, that was a sign that the times had changed. Scott once wrote something about there always being a place in wrestling for an evil foreigner gimmick, but I'm starting to think that's not the case. Rusev never really made it past the midcard, and without Lana I think he's dead in the water.

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  11. I was not a fan of Tough Enough. Too many hosts/judges/teachers. The set with the ring ropes is super cheesy. That awful girl talking about her fiancee almost single handedly makes the show unwatchable.

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  12. I don't think people will ever get interested in local wrestling on any significant level ever again.

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  13. TNA and ROH should do a Supercard a few times each year on PPV with 4 matches from each promotion and air it on PPV.

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  14. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:22 AM

    And they had an valid storyline reason to change things up! Kane and J&J were sick of Rollins and HHH/Steph are actively trying to screw him, so why wouldn't he recruit some new muscle in the form of Barrett, Cesaro, etc.? It would have been far more believable than what we got.

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  15. Yes planning for the future is prudent, and they are actively trying guys out as the next Cena so they can move Cena into that Bruno roll. Rollins, Ambrose and Reigns are all trying to be the next "guy". Owens maybe too. But until they find him, Cena is selling merch and Cena will keep winning feuds.

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  16. I would guess ol' carny JJ had a spare TNA ring at his house that he didn't tell anyone about.


    What TV deal could they get? GFW has zero name recognition, and TNA has the aura of failing on two channels.

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  17. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 24, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    That lump of coal speech pissed me off so much.THAT IS ABSOLUTELY NOT HOW DIAMONDS ARE MADE, HUNTER.

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  18. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    ABC/NBC/ESPN/NBA TV: Uh, WE can think of a few downsides...

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  19. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:24 AM

    They're not actual bears though, they're human fucking beings. And if drawing a cartoon of a religious figure is enough to "incite" them to murder then it's not on anyone else in terms of what happened.



    Maybe we shouldn't look at the Muslim world as animals who can't help what they're doing.

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  20. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    A few years ago when they had their lockout that pushed the start of the season to Christmas day gave them a big shot of publicity. They already own Christmas as far as sporting events go: make Christmas Day the official start of the NBA season and par down the schedule from 82 games to 58 (each team plays the other twice, once at home and once on the road), run the playoffs from May to early July, draft at the end of August just before the NFL season kicks off, and viola.

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  21. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 24, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    The only people who said we were in for him were random journalists from South America that I've never heard of. If we wanted him, we'd have him. Simple.

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  22. TNA gets away from the name. They can sell the fact that Jarrett is in charge now to a TV station (maybe even salvage the deal with Destination America since they have that "wrestling" night thing) and GFW gets some lucrative foreign deals to pump cash flow while they buik

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  23. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:26 AM

    As a fan that would be awesome, but split-promotion supercards never work out for the promotions actually running the card. Too many cooks in the proverbial kitchen.

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  24. The list of players we've been linked to this summer has passed the 50 mark already, it's nuts

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  25. I didn't mean it like that. But when tensions are already high, racist caricatures and such just stoke the flames.

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  26. Couldn't hurt to try, I guess. TNA is a really stupid name for a promotion.

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  27. The cynic in me says they're both just looking for better contracts.

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  28. 24 lost games of revenue will never happen. Arenas are already mostly full (or atleast sold). You can't make up that kind of revenue, especially since they just signed a new 10 year TV deal.

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  29. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 24, 2015 at 9:28 AM

    I wouldn't be surprised if Schweinstiger signed a new deal with Bayern, as he is a Bavarian through and through (like Muller), but I also wouldn't be surprised if he DID sign with us since he's not ideal for Pep's system.

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  30. At this point we're going to have to set up a LOLWWE page just in the interest of fairness.

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  31. How does shifting the dates of the season impact them in a negative way though?

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  32. ROH already does that with NJPW. Why would they stain themselves by associating with TNA?

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  33. LOL HHH really said the equivalent of "let it play out and see where it goes?"

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  34. A few months of unemployment checks aren't so bad.

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  35. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Has attendance improved that much in the last two years? I was under the impression that the bottom half of the league was struggling to sell tickets.

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  36. United's team right now is such an odd mix. I really can't work out what they're going for.

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  37. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Exactly. HHH gives Rollins the big boring speech about always needing a Plan B.... and then Rollins just lucks out that his Plan A of shitty old wrestlers stick with him. How bad ass of an ending would it have been if Barrett and Cesaro came out and jumped Brock with him? Then you've elevated those guys and given Brock a credible threat.

    Hell, you could even then have changed the Battleground main event to Rollins/Cesaro/Barrett vs Team Brock (maybe he recruits Ambrose and I dunno, Neville) for a six-man on the B-show, and then save Brock vs Rollins for Summerslam. Give a load of guys the rub of being in a Brock match.

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  38. Stranger In The AlpsJune 24, 2015 at 9:29 AM

    Thread is dead today, no? I guess all the flag talk has really made people change the channel. Can't say I blame them.


    By the way, anyone that tells you that you are wrong is an asshole. Just FYI.

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  39. except you have to work for a place for a certain amount of time to get unemployment (and not be an independent contractor). If you walk in, get used for 6 weeks, and then are out of work, no unemployment.

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  40. Shortening the season would be great, but I think that's unrealistic to expect. However, why can't they shift the start to Christmas and have the season run through July? That would make total sense

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  41. Even Detroit has 13 to 14 k paid every night. 7k may shows up, but paid is well over 10k at every single arena, with half of the teams selling out night after night.

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  42. "By the way, anyone that tells you that you are wrong is an asshole. Just FYI."

    Not they aren't... you're wrong.

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  43. maybe that will be the Shied EXPLODES triple threat

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  44. Stranger In The AlpsJune 24, 2015 at 9:31 AM

    *ahem* I respectfully call you asshole, sir. With ALL DUE RESPECT. I mean that.

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  45. What are they merging though? Is GFW getting a lucrative foreign deal?

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  46. TIL that "Toy Poodle" is an actual breed of poodle and doesn't just reference a toy shaped as a poodle.

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  47. Thaddeus MountainJune 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    The Good News: Our new bathroom trailer at work is equipped with a stereo system

    The Bad News: John Mellecamp was playing when I went to take a leak

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  48. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Well, they would lose several weeks of games during Sweeps. Maybe the NFL gets larger numbers during that period, but with marquee match-up and big names the NBA games can do quite well even when no one supposedly cares.

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  49. Stranger In The AlpsJune 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    It's a poodle that is smaller than a regular poodle. I've seen these. Snobby girls carry them in their purse.

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  50. TNA has them. GFW can continue those deals by providing programming. Right now TNA has deals for tours and to provide overseas programming but can't fund it after the DA tv deal is over. It is a win win except for us fans.

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  51. Was it a little Shitty about Jack & Diane?

    ...I'll show myself out.

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  52. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:32 AM

    Or, conversely, we're not talking enough about controversial social issues, so no one has a reason to spark the thread since wrestling is in the crapper? #Mind=Blown

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  53. Oh so a Paris Hilton dog. I have seen those.

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  54. But you're talking WWE level product. Look at how MMA has seen a boom nationwide, yet most of your local level MMA has zero television support. MMA in general and UFC in particular have become so strong that the popularity for it has trickled downward, and it exists on a revenue stream of PPV, live events & merchandising.

    Wrestling is what it is now because there used to be a status quo, which got shaken up in the 90's, and they subsequently embraced that style as the new status quo, and have held onto it longer than the previous status quo that everyone was bored with. And every new group that comes along wants to emulate that status quo.

    Wrestling really needs to try going back to its roots. Reenergize it from the bottom up, not the top down. Essentially a return to the territories, only this time existing as parts of a larger web, connected by technology and social media.

    I think I'm pretty much calling for a new version of the NWA.

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  55. No. Stranger is right, you are wrong.

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  56. How the fuck do you spend $30 million on drugs in six months?

    http://www.tmz.com/2015/06/24/music-producer-scott-storch-files-bankruptcy/#ixzz3dzUD4Ces

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  57. Isn't sweeps in may? And is that still a thing? I don't know, maybe whatever they get in Nov/December would be better than basically owning July.

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  58. Jarrett just tweeted that a huge turnaround has happened in regards to whatever the original deal was.

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  59. Stranger In The AlpsJune 24, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    :: mouth open, confused::

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  60. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    By Stranger's Precedent, I hearby call you an Asshole. A lovely, lovely Asshole.

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  61. Found a app game called Miami Crime Simulator.

    *Bender laugh*

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  62. I'm losing track of where we are in JJ's imaginary business dealing land.

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  63. Where *is* Marv?

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  64. That's what i'm thinking.

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  65. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 24, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    Ramos' contract runs out in 2017, so that's a possibility.

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  66. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:34 AM

    This makes so much sense that now I'm actually angry. And angry about being angry about WWE and their nonsense.

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  67. Yeah because up until now, no one thought of me as an asshole. Way to turn the tide.

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  68. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    I know you're using sayings/cliches, but again man, they're not flames. Or animals. Or other things that are beyond rational thought. These are HUMAN BEINGS who killed people over a cartoon of their phony god.

    And I just really, really, absolutely hate the "I don't condone murder but....." No buts man. They drew fucking cartoons. I'm sorry but there's no "but" there. The rest of the civilized world shouldn't be looking to bend over backwards to cater to psychotic cults and instead blaming the victims. It's so fucking gross to me.

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  69. I saw that. It may as well have been called "THIS IS IN NO WAY GRAND THEFT AUTO."

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  70. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    I didn't think of you as an asshole [I still don't], you're just blunt.

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  71. If they don't then wrestling is RIP dead.

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  72. That must be some top of the line shit.

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  73. Stranger In The AlpsJune 24, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    I saw him pop in quickly last night. I think there is some personal stuff going on that has him distracted.

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  74. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:36 AM

    Now I'm hoping it falls apart again, just for the lols.

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  75. I think wrestling has one thing going against it though. People who like boxing and MMA are willing to go see no names just to see a fight. Wrestling fans don't tend to go to a wrestling card without knowing some of the names. Even non-fans are similar. A non-fan might go to a MMA card at the local VFW hall just to see some ass-kicking, but they won't do that with wrestling. It's the nature of scripted vs. non-scripted. Ultimately non one wants to watch a scripted show where they have no context (even if it's just a faded Greg Valentine eeking out a few bucks) whereas anyone can watch a couple guys kick each other's asses.

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  76. SWERVE!

    He's playing Monopoly with his kids.

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  77. Also you'd have to stay in Tennessee, which... nah.

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  78. For that kind of loot, you should STILL be high.

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  79. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:37 AM

    *Golf Clap*

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  80. Jeff, seriously. Stop tweeting until deals are done.

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  81. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Jeff, seriously. Stop tweeting. Forever.

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  82. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:38 AM

    Yup! It was an amazing copout. You can't judge us, because the stories never end! Except that's not how anything works.

    If episodes 1-5 of a series fucking suck and the characters all look like dopes and nothing fun is happening, guess what? People will stop watching. I don't know if they realize that their audience isn't obligated to watch/pay for their product no matter how bad it is.

    And hell, if their current ratings and subscription numbers don't tell them that, then nothing will.

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  83. All of these JJ tweets are much better if you assume he is talking about taking shits.

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  84. So Dubba J may have a big deal in the works, which may have fallen through, which may have been revived, which may have been morphed into some other deal?

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  85. It doesn't. It stunts then creatively, it shackles them financially and makes them have to explain every decision they make to multiple parties and it has to be to those parties' satisfaction. The only legit upside was the influx of cash around the time of the IPO, which is great, but they didn't NEED it.

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  86. At this rate he'll own WWE by noon today.

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  87. He only won after hitting them with guitars. Even in Monopoly he couldn't draw a dime. Not one dime!

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  88. MaffewOfBotchamaniaJune 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    Enter Strawmen.

    ''Yo!''

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  89. which is why I'm assuming a merger with TNA with Destination America extending their TV deal for a bit longer

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  90. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:39 AM

    May is the bigger Sweeps period, but November is important, too. Probably because of the holidays, but don't quote me on that.

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  91. It's actually just him negotiate person by person to sell tickets to there next double A baseball stadium

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  92. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    Last night decided to visit Red and get some Wendy's

    Very clearly ordered a bacon and *shredded* cheese potato as my side.

    Got to the window, they hand me the bag, look down and can see there's yellow in the potato. OK.

    Dig through and see there's no butter/sour cream that come with all potatoes. Ask the guy if it's in there. He says he's pretty sure. I dig around, and go all Dean Ambrose and get butter in my eyes, 123, Sister Abigail say "Nope" and so he gets me some.

    Get home, unpack and find out I was right about needing the butter/sour cream. Then open the potato container and it's the cheese sauce instead of the shredded cheese I clearly ordered. No receipt in the bag to confirm what they heard.

    $15 an hour, my ass

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  93. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:40 AM

    There's no way that could happen, right? Destination America wouldn't leave the zombie of TNA on their network after having such a shit fit over them.

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  94. You mean the Austin Aries news isn't enough to carry the thread?

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  95. they sure advertised "wresting night" though. That might be lemonade from lemons until September but it also might be JJ in charge instead of Dixie and a new GWF name instead of TNA

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  96. Doesn't Portland also have the most microbreweries per capita in the U.S. as well? I know where I'm moving to retire...

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  97. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Breaking News on Jeff Jarrett's Tweets:

    According to reports, Jarrett will tweet again soon.

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  98. Stranger In The AlpsJune 24, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    Who?

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  99. I can understand your thinking but I don't see what JJ brings to DA that makes them more interested unless it's the David Broome association.

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  100. shoud have Cornetted their ass

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  101. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:41 AM

    I went to Wendy's awhile back and ordered a Jr. Bacon CB with NO MAYO and a large sweet iced tea. And of course my burger had mayo AND the tea was unsweetened.

    Yeah.

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  102. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:42 AM

    What would TNA be merging with though? GFW isn't a thing.

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  103. Except how lucrative are those deals? Their deal in Australia is about to expire. I doubt the money even adds up into the millions. $10,000 here, $50,000 there. And it's money that TNA either already got upfront, or will get contingent upon delivery of product, meaning it comes after they tape the shows. It's not a steady revenue stream and therefore not really beneficial to anyone.

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  104. no matter the location, no matter the item, they always put cheese on the burgers even when you tell them no cheese. I stopped going there even though they have the best nuggets and I like their burgers better than McDonalds (won't eat a burger there) or BK

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  105. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    I'd just like to go through a Drive Thru without having to repeat myself 9 times because the person taking your order doesn't speak English. Two of the three fast food restaurants in my hometown have this problem; you have to go inside if you want your order to be correct.

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  106. Life lesson: Don't order food that comes in bags.

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  107. Anybody but Dixie might be enough for DA.

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  108. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:43 AM

    In defense of GFW, TNA is barely a thing either at this point.

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  109. I absolutely could be wrong, but it makes sense. DA gets to salvage something and pair it up with ROH under a different name. JJ gets some cash, talent, and the foreign deals.

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  110. If he were Canadian this would mean he couldn't get milk.

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  111. If you add one thing that isn't a thing, to another thing that isn't a thing, you still have no things.

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  112. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Question for history folks:

    Watched the CNN '70's ep on Watergate last night. No mention at all of Woodward/Bernstein, which surprised me.

    So, was there story a really important interesting sidebar to Watergate, or was it actually critical to things unfolding as they did? I was legit surprised there was no mention of them. I'm assuming they'll come up in some other episode for some reason, but how do you talk about Watergate and not talk about them?

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  113. The "civilized world" created the situation where these zealot ideas have festered. Western governments, with their political power plays in the Middle East and such, created situations where they backed certain regimes with their money and weapons and caused civil wars. This allowed that religious fanaticism to arise.



    And to say "phony god" is ignorant. Whether you believe in the faith or God or not, it's reductive and doesn't help the situation at all. Do I believe that Arabs and Muslims are being manipulated by power-hungry Imams and politicians through Islam? Absolutely. But there are good Muslims out there who believe in that "phony god", too.

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  114. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Plus it would come from... pigs, or whatever they use up there

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  115. that may be, but overseas TNA makes profits on shows. GFW can take over that mantle.

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  116. No kidding. Cops in my city start off at $12 an hour. A fast food nerd making more than a cop would be a fucking problem

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  117. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Bruno wasn't pinning anyone in that era though, and definitely not on TV. They'd use Bruno to pop some Boston and MSG houses and beat Savage by DQ, but unlike Cena he wasn't beating them like a drum across multiple TV events and then burying them on the mic. Huge, huge difference.

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  118. Moose milk too good for you?

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  119. And the bacon would look like ham and probably NOT come from a pig.

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  120. JJ tweet: Not the first time Certainly won't be the last..didn't have the salad dressing I wanted #NotForLackOfEffort

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  121. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:45 AM

    Hey, salt on an open wound that should be covered by multiple layers of something but isn't is serious bizness

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  122. That's kind of the wrong way to look at it though... cops should be making more than that... literally everyone should be making more than $12 an hour.

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  123. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:46 AM

    That's kind of a glaring omission, yeah. The story may not have gotten as big as it did without those two guys.

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  124. you can't. Without them asking questions, the story dies and Nixon serves out his term.

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  125. Hey, you lay off, you obese American! At least my milk doesn't come with a side of curly fries!

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  126. That was my parodying one of his tweets

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  127. They were busy!

    http://cdn.sortanews.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Burger-King-2.jpg

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  128. Well, they found out about it, but I guess the story of what the crime Nixon DID doesn't need to include them.

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  129. yep used to be people saw their neighbor making a good living and they thought "I want to make that." Now they look at the neighbor and think "fucker should make less."

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  130. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    Jealous nerd

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  131. Okay. Given those ratings. Have they ruined Brock? Was Brock ever even a draw?

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  132. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:47 AM

    It's about a new deal to host a show at a baseball stadium coming up. I can feel it.

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  133. Its just his low-level carny bullshit. He really did teach Dixie all he knows about wrestling.

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  134. Never do custom orders.


    And I don't believe in rising the minimum wage at all.

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  135. Ah. Tells you something that I couldn't tell.

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  136. The question is how many guitars does he break per tweet?

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  137. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    They shot themselves in the foot with how they brought him back. But Brock's the one guy who can be rehabilitated, so I'm not going out on a limb to say he's ruined yet.

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  138. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:48 AM

    That did seem like a deliberate "screw those guys!" deal. Not sure why, though, it would be like talking about the British Invasion of the '60s and leaving out the Rolling Stones.

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  139. Being mad at someone wanting $15 is ridiculous. That is not a good wage.

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  140. Well, not every nation can claim ownership of such gourmet cuts as "pink slime"

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  141. Thaddeus MountainJune 24, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    It was.

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  142. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    1.5 — guitars aren't cheap when you're broke.

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  143. Way more than the dimes he drew.

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  144. Thaddeus MountainJune 24, 2015 at 9:49 AM

    Trying to watch an interview with Greg Graffin but the dudes in my trailer won't shut up.

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  145. Trying to poke the dozing bear that is the BoD today.

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  146. Opposite. Vince is booking as if he's Nitro competing with WWF.

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  147. Yeah what is that around 30k assuming a 40 hour week? That's pretty awful.

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  148. That's what kills me, I'm not sure why instead of seeking more for ourselves, we just convince ourselves that everyone else is overpaid.

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  149. the TV part is the difference...but...Bruno as absolutely booked to look superior and it didn't do any long term damage to Savage, Piper, or any of the guy during Backlund's reign

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  150. Custom orders are fine, just do them inside.


    The drive through people are judged on one thing and one thing only. How fast they can get car through. It doesn't matter if they fuck it up, as soon as the bag is handed to you, their job is done.

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  151. This. That's why I never use drive-thrus.

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  152. Brock going after the guy that 'stole' his championship from him (and who has the entire Authority backing him) isn't a proper babyface story for Lesnar to be involved in?

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  153. Does GFW have champions yet?

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  154. well Woodward has pissed some people off in the past years. He kinda went off the rails and became a hack. Belushi's friends and family still want to kill him for "Wired" and there has been other stuff that has been shady and not exactly high brow

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  155. Yea but he totally hast to own a big storage space just filled with them right? Before selling to Panda he probably put in an order for like 8 thousand of them saying ..charge this to the company...NEXT week

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  156. Exactly--which is why the GFW & LU business model is so risky. You need weeks of shows just to introduce your characters and get people to care.

    It's also why WWE's current level of success doesn't trickle downward. You can't replicate complicated characters & detailed storylines at an indy spot show with no TV support.

    Wrestling needs to get back to the basics: people wanting to see two guys fight, with one being a good guy to cheer for, and a bad guy to boo. If WWE went back to a more basic approach it could set the stage for it catching on again at the local level. But yeah--probably never going to happen.

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  157. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    Did you watch the ep?

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  158. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:51 AM

    It would be great if everyone could make $12-15 minimum wage, but business owners are douches and would recoup that by passing on the costs to customers (that or hire fewer people). So costs go up, fewer have jobs, and then business suffers because fewer people go to buy the $7 Big Mac when fast food places are already hemorrhaging.

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  159. The card was an impromptu 'PPV' in Corpus Christi. That's enough to suggest this sales story is BS. Option A is the clear favorite.

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  160. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:53 AM

    Another Watergate question that's never been clear to me that wasn't really answered in the ep I watched:

    Did Nixon authorize the breakdown, or simply the coverup?

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  161. But business owners are job creators! They need to run their affairs unfettered to maximize profit which will trickle down to even the lowest-paid employees!

    That is, until the business owner decides to pick up and re-locate to a Third World country where they can lock employees in the factories and pay them pennies per hour!

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  162. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    RE: Jarrett making premature announcementulations:

    Anyone remember years and years ago when when posted some picture of... an airfield? Or an airplane or somesuch as a teaser, and then... nothing?

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  163. OUTRAGE. too much FoxNews. too many internet sites to stoke our outrage about the alleged folks scamming the system. You see the minute few scamming the system so often on Facebook, Twitter, the news, etc. that we get jaded. Unions are scum. Government employees are crooks. Poor people are lazy and living off our "hard work" (as we spend our work day posting on BOD, atleast I'm sick). It's sad what has happened. We want to pull others down to make ourselves feel better instead of raise everyone up

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  164. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    Speaking of Third World, it looks like we're going to get the TPP after all.


    Because free trade agreements have done so much for America lately.

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  165. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 9:54 AM

    How is "phony God" ignorant? I'd say the same about Christianity too. If anything I think it's reductive to keep indulging everyone's ridiculous fantasy worlds, especially when it's being used as justification to kill people over cartoons.

    And yes, I'm not going to pretend the Western World is faultless or even close--- our foreign politics have been damaging as fuck and we've installed puppet regimes etc etc. Agreed. But we didn't create religious fanatacism in the Mideast, and it's far from a "poor people are driven to this way of life" type of problem. The Muslim extremism goes far beyond that.

    But back to the cartoonist, my point is that the "but" in those type of statements is pure victim blaming. And as someone who's pretty liberal, it always irks me (not saying whether you are liberal or conservative or neither, who knows) that the same Liberals who would throw a shit fit over victim-blaming a rape victim for wearing a short skirt and getting blackout drunk at a frat party immediately go to victim-blaming in this case. To me it's the same fucking thing. The frat guys aren't animals with no sense of right and wrong. And neither are the Muslim terrorists who get murderously mad over someone making fun of their phony God.

    The victims were the victims and didn't come even close to doing anything to deserve what they got. And if the thought becomes "Well, maybe they shouldn't have drawn those cartoons" becomes the default, then the murderers have moved the world into the direction they wanted.

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  166. Is that even a thing right now with ratings. If Brock was hyped for hour 3 and those ratings tanked that would be something but no one even showed up to see what was going to happen on the show. which is weird since NBA and NHL are over..but the USA women did get highest ratings of the night so maybe everyone was watching Team USA instead

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  167. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 24, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Yeah, although I will admit to not giving it my full attention since they really didn't cover anything new. But by the end I was like "wait, what about Woodward and Bernstein?" Seemed like a glaring omission.

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  168. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 24, 2015 at 9:55 AM

    Free trade agreements have lifted millions of people out of poverty.

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  169. I think this explains it:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wxcWLgOfNA

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  170. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:56 AM

    It's the price you pay when the news media has to sensationalize everything to stay relevant. Sensationalism on the news begets sensationalism on social media, and everyone stays pissed off and angry all the time.

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  171. I do to some degree blame people for not making more. Money is really easy to get. I made twice what someone making $12 an hour will make today before I woke up this morning and it isn't like I have some special talent or whatever. I just made it a goal and worked towards it.

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  172. probably would but the more money workers make, the more they spend. Unlike hedge fund managers, the working class put every dime they make right back into the economy. It's why Keynesian economics really does work a hell of a lot better than trickle down.

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  173. Remember when Jeff hit Hogan with a guitar and then Hogan doesn't come back to TNA for what...5 years?

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  174. Corned Biff HashJune 24, 2015 at 9:57 AM

    You don't want to go there with me: I live in an area that got fist-fucked by NAFTA, dude. I can show you two dozen overgrown lots where mills used to gainfully employ people until NAFTA opened the door for those jobs to move to Mexico. Free trade deals only work if you can enforce the terms, and the U.S. has proven unable or unwilling to do that.

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  175. I haven't used a drive thru since getting the new car.


    I know about the drive thru evaluations is based on speed, but custom order in general are a bad idea for these places because they really aren't that responsible for getting it right. Okay, they lose a few packets of sauce, a whole burger. Big deal. Sell 1 large drink, and all of their profit margins are back.

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  176. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:58 AM

    Remember when you were in the Beatles?

    That was awesome

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  177. You mean the live shows, like the UK tour? Sure, there's money to be made there, but we're talking a good week or two out of the year. It's not enough to sustain a company domestically for the remainder of the year.

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  178. On one hand information, when used properly and correct information is always a good thing. On the other hand I think there was something to be said when we all had a shared experience of reading the morning paper and getting our news in 30 minute increments from Cronkite, Brokaw, Jennings, and Rather. We lack shared experiences now and it divides us further and further into Red and blue, haves and have nots, black and white, etc.

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  179. Someone take the Twitters away from Jeff Jarrett.

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  180. Shelton BenjaminJune 24, 2015 at 9:59 AM

    I do love me those docs those than Hanks has been putting out. The 60;s was great, 70's has been great (with the exception of what we're talking about).

    Wonder if they'll keep it going and do an 80's one.

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  181. It's almost impossible to 'pop' a rating now, but given the amount they pay Brock what are they hoping for in return?

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  182. I get what you're saying and truly respect you for your opinion. You're right...murder is wrong. Completely. My perspective is more that the cartoons were insipid and in France, with the burgeoning Muslim population and racial tensions, to publish them was irresponsible.

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  183. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    Obviously not ruined, not even close. But they didn't bring him back in a way that would cause the fanbase to get more excited.

    They brought him back as an apologizing HHH/Steph semi-lackey. It's not the type of story that will make anyone care about WWE any more than they already did or didn't.

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  184. Also incredibly telling for GFW is this tweet we are all talking about ...18 retweets...I should not be able to get more retweets on a good day for a joke than a wrestling promotion teasing big news.

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  185. On the other hand, you and I are subsidizing garbage wages through Medicaid, food stamps and the like. Cutting food stamps and Medicaid to the worst off ends up in tax writeoffs from hospitals, and the average person would never accept food aid to kids being cut.

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  186. Based on what I have gathered in today's blog comments. Jeff Jarrett has been tweeting regarding him breaking into the Watergate hotel stealing reports about obesity being caused by fast food workers not getting drive thru orders right.

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  187. I wish I knew who said this yesterday, because it was a fucking great point (maybe Parallax or Bayless): people don't watch the news to get informed anymore, they watch the news to get reaffirmed.

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  188. certainly not. My point is that neither GFW or TNA survive without each other. Merging and taking the strengths of each (basically no Dixie and a different name plus some talent and some connections) gives them a tiny chance of making it.

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  189. Thaddeus MountainJune 24, 2015 at 10:00 AM

    That about covers it.

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  190. Thaddeus MountainJune 24, 2015 at 10:01 AM

    Remember everyone thought you were dead? That was a joke, right?

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  191. Also someone had a hilarious tweet about what the big deal is and why there are some hang ups in getting it done: "Jeff stands firmly on his $5 bid. Dixie wants $8 so she can order a salad appetizer for her lunch today."

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  192. I'll get a house right next door. We can be neighbors and drink craft brews while watching dancing ladies every day!

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  193. I can't imagine a major TV, sponsorship or venue deal having such dramatic turns. They either happen or they don't. Probably negotiations to sign Rey Mysterio for the tapings or something dumb like that.

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  194. TPP is nothing but patent and copyright protection. The comparative pennies we'll pay out to these developing countries is apparently less important than our drugmakers being able to sue other countries' health systems.

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  195. exactly. Free trade sorta works with Europe, Canada, Australia, etc. But when you start dealing with low wage, low regulation countries and CEOs that don't give a fuck about Americans, then it falls apart very quickly. I certaily didn't vote for him, but I often wonder what might have been if we gave Perot a shot.

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