Thursday, June 25, 2015

BoD Daily Update

WWE.com Smackdown Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/2015-06-25/five-point-preview-27551756



Daniel Bryan Update

Bryan's current injury problems are indeed due to a concussion he suffered in a match with Sheamus on the Smackdown after WrestleMania. At this point the issue is considered career-threatening.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



Jeff Jarrett/TNA Update

Jarrett is going to be involved in TNA storylines beyond the Slammiversary show. The company presented Jarrett with an idea about five days ago. No word on the specifics involved beyond that.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio



Erick Rowan Update

Rowan suffered a torn bicep at a house show match against Cesaro on 6/19 in Saginaw, MI. He is expected to be out of action for a minimum of four months.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter



Also, head on over to Place to be Nation for their NBA Draft Coverage. Click on the links below to listen to the NBA Draft Preview Podcast with Andrew Riche and Adam Murray:

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-nba-team-podcast-2015-draft-preview-part-i/

http://placetobenation.com/ptbns-nba-team-podcast-2015-draft-preview-part-ii/




220 comments:

  1. The Jarrett announement is more LOLTNA

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  2. Whoa - so Bryan did have a concussion and they kept putting him out there??? That's some f-ed up stuff right there. No wonder the WWE lied their ass off about it.


    If he really had a concussion....and they kept him on tour....and his career is over....that could be a huge (in a really, really bad way) story for WWE.

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  3. Concussions are not incredibly easy to diagnose. He could have passed their initial testing. I'll reserve judgment on that until the facts are out.

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  4. Mania X - Bret's career ends due to bad concussions years after the show
    Mania XX - Something concussion related happens years after the show
    Mania XXX - Bryan might retire due to concussions a year after the show

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  5. Get ready for Jeff Jarrett - World Champion.

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  6. Meltzer said he heard some speculation it will lead to a Global Force Wrestling invasion but heard nothing definite about that then was talking about who they would even get to lead an invasion. GFW roster is weak

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  7. Stretch Armstrong?

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  8. Moral of the story: skip Wrestlemania every ten years

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  9. Are we allowed to speculate about Bryan possibly having to retire without being told we aren't doctors now?

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  10. They should bring back the Angle and Jarrett feud where Angles kids call Jarrett "Daddy Jeff"

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  11. So was Wade Keller being sarcastic tweeting last night like this was the biggest thing ever?

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  12. If the TNA roster can't fend off 3 guys rushing the ring, then I don't know what to tell them.

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  13. Didn't Bryan supposedly lied about the severity of his injuries so h won't lose his spot?

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  14. Wow, Hacksaw could invade the IMPACT Zone!


    Also, how does GFW even have enough of a presence to do an invasion?

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  15. Just in time to fuck EC3 up and steal his heat.

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  16. Those poor kids. Even if you're told it's just pretend, that has to mess with you. Hell, even adult performers have a hard time separating the business from reality.

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  17. That was another point he brought up

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  18. Stupid idea to put Bryan in with Sheamus anyhow. The guy is notoriusly stiff worker, not to say reckless on occasion.

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  19. Dominic! I'm your papi!

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  20. What would be the point of a GFW invasion? They don't have much of anyone, and if they get the TNA side to defect (by offering them Golden Corral coupons instead of Pizza Hut like they get now), there's no one on TNA to be taken seriously, aside from EC3, which would probably be the only way to get it over.

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  21. Right, and considering he may have been wrestling many times while having a concussion (in his ROH days), this could be a cumulative effect.

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  22. i take it the long-term plan for GFW that Jeff had probably wasn't very good if he gave it up because TNA had "an idea about 5 days ago "

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  23. We are all doctors now so we can do what we want!

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  24. I think the cumulative effect of concussions and sub-concussive hits is going to be a huge deal for the future of the business.

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  25. It seems like every time Sheamus is connected with Bryan, bad things happen to Bryan.

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  26. That's a solid f'ing point.

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  27. HOW did Bayless not put this bite-sized super story from this week's Observer in todays update!

    "At press time, all sorts of things were happening but hadn’t happened yet, but it was very possible a story could break imminently."

    THIS IS HUGE.

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  28. He better not try to make it back for 'Mania, then.

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  29. And not only that, but concussions are cumulative. Remember, Bryan's arm/neck problems were the result of years of wear and tear that he never got diagnosed or treated. This could easily be the same thing.

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  30. If Bryan failed a concussion test, they would not have allowed him to continue to wrestle for the exact reason you're talking about.

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  31. I love Dave, but if that isn't the Meltzeriest thing ever.....

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  32. Nice pic!

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  33. That's what she said

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  34. Neither situation is good for the talent involved. Jarrett can't get a TV deal, TNA is going to get thrown out of theirs, talent is underpaid (if at all) and morale might be at a point where Zack Ryder feels good about himself.

    This is akin to "digging our way out" ("dig UP, stupid!")

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  35. Already sorta is for football, yeah.

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  36. The GFW's roster includes Scott Steiner and ... ???

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  37. I LIKE INJURIN PEOPLE FELLA!

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  38. No idea why people are making fun of Vader wrestling last night. It was a one time thing as he was an ex-TNA guy accepting Bram's challenge that he's been doing for a few weeks now.

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  39. It's always Vader time

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  40. Some dude in a mask named "Jar Jeffett".

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  41. Chris Bachelor's

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  42. I like Vader, but I'm guessing people didn't like that he treated Bram like a jobber.

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  43. Because he's 60?

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  44. Hacksaw, Jim Cornette, Young Bucks, Shelton Benjamin (although that may also have been Devon Dudley, I don't know), Chael Sonnen, Chris Sabin...

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  45. If he can still go then age is only a number.

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  46. Can he? Didn't watch it so I have no clue, but Vader looked washed up in 1998.

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  47. "What's Jim Cornette doing in the Impact Zone!?!?!?"

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  48. Oh wow, Scott Steiner is is GFW? Now I really want to see a GFW invasion where Steiner shoots on the company.

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  49. GFW/TNA
    AOL/TimeWarner

    Better merger for the success of the wrestling business? I just can't decide.

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  50. Hopefully shooting on TNA management. I'm not much for shoot angles, but that would be the burial to end all burials.

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  51. It's nuts - between the concussion, the cumulative effects of his working style in ROH and everywhere else, and the fact that the guy does apparently have nerve damage, it's amazing he hasn't broken apart yet, let alone wrestled.

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  52. He goes to the bathroom regularly.

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  53. I didn't see it either, but from reports he looked okay and is still in decent shape. I saw his match with Heath Slater and he looked fine in that. Sure it's not the same Vader as in 1992, but if he can still hit his signature spots then there's nothing wrong with trotting him out for nostalgia.

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  54. Cornette is not on the roster. He is doing signings at their events.

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  55. Isn't like half the GFW roster ex-TNA guys?Even if not, I just don't see how you do anything involving the two companies that doesn't end up making at least one of them look bad. GFW has put on, what--two shows? They barely exist beyond on paper. A rivalry or invasion between the two companies simply means nothing. TNA is itself a dying company: its name, talent, very involvement can do nothing to help Jarrett launch GFW. The only plus anyone gets out of this is Jarrett getting to hype GFW on cable TV. Best case miracle scenario would be GFW "taking over" TNA and somehow convincing Destination America to not cancel them and seek improved ad rates because they're no longer that nasty TNA wrestling. Imagining that somehow worked, what then? Wrestling fans would just see it all as a name change. It'd still be the same company they were watching die before. It's still mostly the same talent they've been seeing for years, with most of the big names still gone.

    I really don't think there's much to this beyond Jarrett just being brought in to work some dates, and to spark speculation like above. There's just nothing to it, and the more that there may be to it, the less that there actually is to it--if you get my meaning.

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  56. TNA's had to cut their roster as part of overall cost-cutting measures, now they've got a bunch new guys that presumably Jeff is paying. That's a bit of a win for TNA.

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  57. Anybody know:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGQ-ISsDm8M

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  58. I think it had more to do with the fact people were spreading rumors about massive TNA news and some big names returning, then we get Vader, who with all due respect hasn't been relevant in almost 20 years.

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  59. Apparently Jeff isn't paying his guys either.

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  60. GFW & TNA merging mean as much to the business as Dixie merging with the Cobb salad she had for lunch yesterday.

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  61. this world :(

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  62. If in "invasion" consists of two people isn't it just loitering, or at worst misdemeanor trespassing?


    At least if they brought Shane Douglas in a mask along, they might make it to disorderly conduct.

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  63. I saw the Slater one too, but his gut was enormous then. I'm a Vader fan and all, but a promotion on the ropes that dusts him off really doesn't have much hope

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  64. Maybe to you millennials, but to us Vader was a God and someone to be feared.

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  65. Well, he's listed on their roster page for what it's worth.

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  66. I don't understand their obsession with Bryan vs. Sheamus to begin with.

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  67. So Bryan didn't come back too soon, Sheamus is just sloppy.

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  68. Spoken like a true millennial. His All Japan work from 1999-2000 was awesome. He won the Triple Crown and look like he was in his prime.

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  69. I don't know, I don't see a problem with it. If Vader had come back and won the TNA title then I can understand people hating on it, but if you want to bring a past legend for a one time gig then Vader's a good choice. The guy did get a very good reaction from his match with Heath.

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  70. GFW are just desperate to get anyone with any kind of name value endorsing them.

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  71. What exactly is a "true millennial"? Someone that didn't have access to Japanese wrestling and only saw Vader's last real run with a US company in the late 90s?

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  72. LaMarcus Aldridge to the Lakers is now said to be a strong possibility, based on who LA drafts. Do you still draft Okafor if you've already got Randle and Aldridge has quietly given you the word that he's signing?

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  73. Also, Bryan lives up in the Northwest, meaning he has to fly everywhere. Flying is bad for concussions. I assume it's related to the pressure in altitude.

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  74. How the hell did Bryan NOT concuss himself headbutting Ziggler?

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  75. Have to make sure the Franchise saved up enough comp time at Target.

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  76. He should try to sign the second biggest star in history. Hulk Hogan

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  77. And somebody that didn't read the Observer during that time since there were a lot of reports of Vader doing great there. I don't really watch Japanese wrestling either, but I read enough to see what's roughly going on over there.

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  78. Millennial definition - didn't read the observer during 99-2000 and wasn't aware that Vader did well in Japan. Anything else I'm missing before I apply for my true millennial card?

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  79. I would have taken Towns if Minnesota passes on him, but Okafor might be a better center, and if Aldridge does commit, he's going to need a good center to play with.


    And yes, I'd still draft either one still. Randle isn't as sure of a thing, and he can share time with the pick until they both go good/improve.

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  80. If the Wolves make that error, I'd draft Towns and not really bother with Aldridge.

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  81. Yeah, you need to watch all the reruns of Xena and know why we hold her in high esteem.

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  82. You definitely missed plenty of vagueness not reading the Observer.

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  83. If it's done as a one time thing as a nostalgia match then it's perfectly acceptable. I'm pretty sure if Rikishi came back for one more match on Raw, he'd get a big pop.

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  84. He's a free agent, so signing him doesn't cost anything other than $$$. I'd definitely do it because Aldridge can carry the load. Towns/Okafor + Randle isn't going to be able to do that for 4+ years at minimum. Aldridge + Kobe would be a good combo of how to prepare for the NBA.

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  85. I think it's typical TNA. Put them out of the spotlight and under the radar, they quietly make good television. Give them a live show, they convince themselves they have to bring back Vader! Bring back JJ! And it's back to same old TNA.

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  86. Apparently the spot is done where you headbutt the shoulder. It's still a reckless and dangerous move as your timing needs to be perfect to pull it off.

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  87. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 25, 2015 at 8:23 AM

    WebMD says he has cancer :(

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  88. What was the point of GFW in the first place, if you now cooperate with TNA?

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  89. Maybe the point of GFW all along was to get JJ back in TNA

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  90. That, too. Could be that he hid it or was feeling well enough until that overseas flight did him in.

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  91. Were this any team but the Lakers I'd be sketchy about their trying to rebuild on the fly, but for some reason athletes love that trash city. I'd be really worried about that guard situation, and loading up front vs. spending the cap on the frontcourt. They'll find someone, I'd bet.

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  92. The biggest news out of the draft is where Cousins is going. It'll shape the Lakers' entire strategy.


    What if...the Lakers get Cousins AND Aldridge?

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  93. They already told Towns that he is going to be the first overall pick... So Okafer looks like he is going number two...

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  94. But Dixie knows what's she's doing! She said so in numerous meetings where she dresses down the talent and if someone questions her vision or leadership then they're the ones hurting TNA.

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  95. No, for it to be Disorderly Conduct you have to bring Mean Mike and Tough Tom.

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  96. I'm actually more concerned with the back court and the wings as well. There's no good answer unless LeBron does something crazy. Wade would be a massive mistake, although the entertainment value would be through the roof.

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  97. Good for the Wolves. They're doing the right thing.

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  98. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 25, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Wait a minute didn't Russo say he pitched an idea for a GFW invasion to Gaburick, but it got turned down?

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  99. One night, sure. It's just not the kind of thing any promotion can crow about, but you know TNA will treat it like it was one of the most amazing moments of wrestling tv evar!!!

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  100. Can they just ban the flying head butt? Just seems that the one performing the move ends up in worst shape than the guy being hit by it...

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  101. Does anyone honestly enjoy watching Jeff Jarrett wrestle? Outside of that hbk match at iyh 2, I can't think of anything I've enjoyed watching him do.

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  102. The West Coast Sportscenter would be must see TV for the breakdown of the latest Wade - Kobe brawl.

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  103. The NBA Draft is my favourite night of the year. So excited to have a meltdown over the Nets pick

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  104. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 25, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Kobe will still take 95% of the shots?

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  105. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 25, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    He had a couple in World Class that I liked, most notably a cage match with Buddy Roberts.

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  106. Xena-Gabrielle is one of the best fanfic pairings ever.

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  107. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 25, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    Yes.

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  108. No, because Russell is good enough to go at 2 even if he can't guard anyone yet.

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  109. This is a year where they have a pick? They're in rough shape these next 5+ years

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  110. I was a fan. I made him my world champion in my rigged TNM circuit fed forever. I got bored of those wacky main events of his though

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  111. As Aldridge gets older he'll probably end up being a center.

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  112. The New York crowd for tonight's draft should be nice and riled up.

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  113. Since 95 when he got to the WWF, he was always just boring and average. Fine wrester and all, just totally uninteresting. Sort of like Randy Orton, only he wasn't pushed for 13 years despite having no semblance of a personality at all.

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  114. Unless you use GFW to get back into TNA.

    That's all kinds of levels of sad.

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  115. I have a hard time getting into any wrestler for whom the best you can say is "they can still go." I might be interested in Jarrett if he was some young guy's asshole manager, but I'm just not going to get worked up at the idea of him in a match. Just like Jericho or Triple H.

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  116. Even you hadn't seen his All Japan work from 1999-2000 surely you would have read about it in the Apter mags. And even if you had seen his WWF work from 1998, surely you would have known how dominate Vader was in WCW just by being a wrestling fan.

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  117. If Frank Kaminsky was named Ivan Kaminsky and from Russia, he'd be a top 5 pick.

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  118. So Jose Aldo doesn't have a fractured rib, but it it (and the cartilledge) is bruised. He's going to try to fight in two weeks anyway, and Chad Mendes is on standby to step in and fight McGregor for an interim title.

    Also of note: Aldo has pulled out of more fights than he has fought in the UFC. Might be worth looking into whether his camp at Nova Unao knows what the fuck they're doing, considering it's the same camp that let Barao faint and hit his head while trying to cut weight for a fight.

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  119. We swapped with the Hawks, so it's 29th. Next year we don't have one, 2017 we swap, 2018 we don't have one.


    But 2019, all in for Brooklyn!

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  120. 10 years ago I'd agree, but teams have moved away from that I think. Plus there would've only had to be black and white grainy surveillance-type film of him shooting jumpers in an empty gym

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  121. I'm glad everyone is siding with WWE on this, but it is their job to determine if Bryan had a concussion or not. Bryan is not at fault for continuing to work through it.


    The NFL has been going through this for years. You cannot trust the athlete to properly diagnose himself.


    The fact they lied about it for months makes it even worse. They KNEW what happened and lied to fans. Something is very amiss here and the WWE is in full cover their ass mode. Daniel Bryan is going to be getting a shit ton of money soon.

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  122. I did not know Larry Nance Jr existed...or was in this draft class.

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  123. I meant the spot where they were both on the ladder slamming their heads into each other. That spot should be banned.

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  124. I can't wait until Joe Johnson is gone.

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  125. SCOTUS ruled in favour of Obamacare subsidies. The GOP has to be silently high fiving right now

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  126. What prompts one to be a Nets fan? I can only think of real long time fans that go back to the 70s that live in LI and were pumped to have a pro team. in NJ in the 70-90s everyone liked the Knicks. The Nets were just sort of around

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  127. I love Joe Johnson, so I hope they don't trade him.


    Deron Williams can suck a dick

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  128. I have confidence Boogie will take him out.

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  129. Has anyone overestimated their worth to wrestling more than Jeff Jarrett?

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  130. It hasn't been the same since they moved out of the MSG Theater.

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  131. Chris Associates

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  132. Why? That's a pretty big defeat for them. The usual gang of conservatives on the SC dissented.

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  133. Tommy Dreamer and Michael Hayes, and it's not close. Those two are the most delusional people that have ever walked the earth

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  134. Disqus sucks.

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  135. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 25, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    Watched the 1st season of modern family.Sofia Vergara is by far the hottest character in television history.

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  136. I like Julie Bowen better.

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  137. Jarrett can work and has had a lot of great matches and is able to carry guys too. His style might be a little slow and safe, but you could argue that more people should adopt that style because I think Jarrett has been injury free for most of his career.

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  138. That was all before my time. I know him as aspiring country music singer Double J.

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  139. Dragic opted out. If he doesn't come back to the Heat, Sac-town should be looking at him, not Rondo.


    Lakers should definitely look at Dragic, even if he doesn't fit with Kobe. Dragic + Aldridge would fit I think, plus Okafor is young and can run the floor.

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  140. What are you talking about? Where, in anything I wrote, did you conclude that I didn't see him in WCW? All I said was he looked washed up in 98, which lead you to believe I'm some sort of teenybopper millennial.

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  141. She got too skinny

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  142. The far right of their base would cheer them, while the more moderate middle road people would roast them for killing healthcare for millions. It's more valuable to them as something they can loudly complain about but not actually stop.

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  143. But the dude's great otherwise his catchphrase wouldn't be asking people "ain't I great?!".

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  144. Because this way they can continue to rail against Obamacare and rally their base.


    They had no Plan B if SCOTUS ruled for them and millions of Americans would be left without benefits. And who do you think they'd be angry at?


    As they said on First Read this morning, it'd be the government shutdown all over again.

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  145. I don't see it. I think the mom on the show is way hotter.

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  146. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-oPcdfWpEGgs/VFF236LEhpI/AAAAAAAAgAw/YL28IeRJRB8/s1600/Ray%2BLiotta%2BLaughing%2BIn%2BGoodfellas.jpg

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  147. The explanation has remained the same. You just mock it because you're wrong and can't admit it.

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  148. >Man, you're obsessed with that moment, aren't you?
    >Pretty much.

    Thanks for finally admitting that! You've proven everything I've said to be correct!

    You're done.

    Keep reading!

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  149. >Man, you're obsessed with that moment, aren't you?
    >Pretty much.

    Thanks for finally admitting that! You've proven everything I've said to be correct!

    You're done.

    Keep reading!

    PS: You will respond to this

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  150. Oh, really?

    So...you're NOT "cheese_whiz" from No Pants Provided and you didn't tell them about our conversation here? Because I have the links that prove you did.

    Boy...you're a bad liar.

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  151. >You were wrong about NPP, so it's not just a generic mob? Okay, then.

    Ok, "cheese_whiz".

    Oh, wait..."you're not one of the children there".

    Too bad you can't erase your posts over there. You've got a million of them. Including this conversation.

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  152. >So while your legion of fans may be into it, for those of us reading for the first time it comes across as petty.

    So, while several people like to read what I write (especially the first time), it doesn't impress YOU, so I need to...what, change it so it's more to your liking while abandoning things that others enjoy? You do see the logical fallacy here, right?

    >I'm not a PC champion but derogatory gay-bashing humour stopped being funny long ago.

    We love and champion the homosexual community. Danielle and I both have gay friends and our comments did not bash homosexuals.

    And, yes, I'm a feminist.

    >As for this "Danielle" stuff...unfunny, pointless and wholly unbelievable.


    You and, like, two other people beat this into the ground.

    You don't think it's funny. Others do.
    The point of Danielle is to inject another perspective, so that would make it NOT pointless.
    And I'm not sure why it's "wholly unbelievable" unless you're insinuating that she doesn't exist -- in which case, you can always friend me on Facebook and see the hundreds of photos of us...but that's cool.

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  153. Yea, I post there from time to time. I freely admit that. I'm not part of their community or anything like that, so you're still wrong.


    Nice try though.

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  154. Yes, please post the links. Go ahead.

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  155. No, this is true. Meltzer and others have reported that a lot of their fan voting is legit.


    I think people here had a stroke when they realised that Reigns legit won Superstar of the Year

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  156. I like WWE and RAW, it just sucks now.


    All I've gotten from Total Divas and Tough Enough is that you are obligated to watch the shows.

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  157. So nice he had to say it thrice?

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  158. You post there a lot.

    You even lied and told me you weren't one of them. You're a member. You have to sign up to be one.

    You can't even be honest with yourself, dude.

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  159. No, I don't. I have 69 posts there.


    I'm not an active member of the community. i just read that one thread like everyone else on this board does.

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  160. http://www.nopantsprovided.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12933&page=534

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  161. I like how this guy is being civil to you in his criticism and you still can't help but be a dick.

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  162. Sure ya' aren't, Cheese. You read and you bash me there.

    It's ok to admit the truth. Man, at least 'Lax isn't afraid to admit it. Dude can be a dick but I like him and he's a hell of a lot smarter than you are.

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  163. It's okay to admit the "truth" that I've already admitted and linked to? Huh?

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  164. You lied, then you got called out, then you said you weren't a member -- and you are. Then you said you "just read" and you don't. You bash me there.

    You're a dumbass, kid. Go have fun with the Pink Panties Club.

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  165. I never said I wasn't a member.


    I bash you here too, because you're awful.

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  166. Awwww...look at the butthurt little NPP troll...you guys continue to be pathetic.

    Tell the kids I say hi!

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  167. Wrong again, which seems to be a pattern with you.


    I thought according to you, I was "done?" Interesting.

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  168. Awwww...what's the matter, Cheese? You get caught as an NPP troll and now you're flailing?

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  169. I'm not an NPP troll.

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  170. You're like Ken in Toy Story 3: "I'M NOT A GIRL'S TOY! I'M NOT!!!"

    LOL

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  171. >So, while several people like to read what I write (especially the first time), it doesn't impress YOU, so I need to...what, change it so it's more to your liking while abandoning things that others enjoy? You do see the logical fallacy here, right?


    I don't at all. It's not like this comment is the first to take umbrage with snark snark snark and more unfunny snark style of recapping, just like everyone took issue with your RAW recaps.

    >We love and champion the homosexual community. Danielle and I both have gay friends and our comments did not bash homosexuals.


    Some of my best friends are gay.

    >As for this "Danielle" stuff...unfunny, pointless and wholly unbelievable.


    I don't think I've ever found anything Danielle says to be insightful, informative or humorous. It seems like others agree.

    >You don't think it's funny. Others do.


    Yourself and Danielle's family?

    >The point of Danielle is to inject another perspective, so that would make it NOT pointless.


    Yes, but if she has nothing to say (spoiler alert: She doesn't), it is pointless.

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  172. Dude...you realize he can defend himself, right?

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  173. Dude...you realize he can defend himself...right?

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  174. I was too busy posting at NPP to realize that. The forum goes dark if I don't post all the time.

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  175. Guess you ought to stay away from our Diva recaps then, I'm the main voice for that one and Matt makes side comments. No need to put my name in quotes either, I exist, that's a photo of both of us, taken last weekend as my avatar.

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  176. It's kind of flattering we get a NPP troll. They've probably got a whole thread or two devoted just to ideas on how to harass us.

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  177. Much like any other reality show contest, the judges will help lead the viewers in the direction they want them to vote. That's the whole point of the judges being there. It's the same on American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, and any of the other shows that leave the voting up to the fans.


    And the edited packages they show are also going to be used to lead the voters and the judges to feel a certain way and make certain assumptions of the contestants.


    It's not always going to work out in the favor of the judges or the producers. Which is why they add a judges save element. So if the fans really screw up the judges can save a person that they (or the WWE) really wants to keep.


    But all in all I really think the WWE wants to sign the guy that the most people get behind.

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  178. I did not put your name in quotes. Someone else did and I was quoting them.


    Oh and I don't read your Divas recap, don't worry. I tried, but it was too terrible.

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  179. I'm of the belief that WWE is in the interest of swaying the vote as much as they can. And I don't think actually saying "fuck it" and declaring a winner themselves is out of the question because, seriously, who would ever know?

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  180. Here's the thing:

    You sit there and repeat the same shit like a zombie and you talk trash and act like a complete dick -- then, when somebody slings it right back to you, you take umbrage and you act like a victim and say stupid shit like "you can't take criticism!"

    You're just a troll. You start fights. Like saying "WHY DOES MATT COVER STUFF WHEN HE HATES IT" to absolutely no one. And nobody responded.

    And when two people had to explain to you the "voting" system and also
    said they enjoyed me ripping this to shreds (along with several others who agreed with me that this show was DOA) because you just wouldn't shut the fuck up.

    I mean when are you gonna realize that nobody fucking cares but you, you doorknob?

    I mean, even the most mentally-challenged individual would be able to figure that out. But, no. You keep coming here to antagonize and then you whine like an idiot when anyone fights back. You're like a kid whose parents tell you not to run up an escalator while the stairs are moving down -- and then when you fall and hurt yourself, you scream bloody murder.

    If you weren't a true member of NPP, you've certainly earned your stripes as of 48 hours ago when you shit all over this forum.

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  181. Matt, I'm confused. I thought I was done a day and a half ago.

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  182. They don't, Danielle. Sorry. :-(

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  183. Fun fact: I actually defended you at NPP at one point.

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  184. So, let's bury the hatchet. I'd rather be friends than fight.

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  185. >Here's the thing:


    Oh boy.

    >You sit there and repeat the same shit like a zombie and you talk trash and act like a complete dick -- then, when somebody slings it right back to you, you take umbrage and you act like a victim and say stupid shit like "you can't take criticism!"


    Not true in the slightest, but getting things right seems to be one of your major issues.


    You can't take criticism, as evidenced by you acting like a dick when the above person criticized you and how you acted in the spring when people started to turn on you.

    >Like saying "WHY DOES MATT COVER STUFF WHEN HE HATES IT" to absolutely no one. And nobody responded.


    It's a fair question especially since your explanation changed from I like it (no you don't) to I'm scheduled and obligated to.


    And you seem to enjoy responding. So that's great!

    >And when two people had to explain to you the "voting" system and also
    said they enjoyed me ripping this to shreds (along with several others who agreed with me that this show was DOA) because you just wouldn't shut the fuck up.


    Huh? I explained to you how voting has generally worked in WWE and that it's surprisingly more legitimate than people give them credit for.


    You also continue to miss the point about whether Tough Enough was good or bad. Just like you continued to miss the point when you kept whining NO BAYLESS HATES RAW TOO WAHHHH

    >I mean when are you gonna realize that nobody fucking cares but you, you doorknob?


    You absolutely seem to care. One day you're going to realize that you're terrible at recapping, you're not funny and that Danielle's "contributions" are as worthless as those hours you spent watching TV you don't like.

    >I mean, even the most mentally-challenged individual would be able to figure that out. But, no. You keep coming here to antagonize and then you whine like an idiot when anyone fights back.


    You're the one who has been whining over and over because they can't take criticism and really can't accept that their style doesn't work when their snark is not entertaining or funny.


    > You're like a kid whose parents tell you not to run up an escalator while the stairs are moving down -- and then when you fall and hurt yourself, you scream bloody murder.


    Nope, this one didn't work. Nice try.

    >If you weren't a true member of NPP, you've certainly earned your stripes as of 48 hours ago when you shit all over this forum.



    I'm mostly shitting all over you. And I guess by proxy, Danielle.

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  186. Your unwillingness to accept an answer I have repeated since day one is all too telling of your real interests.

    I've said that I have a writing schedule and I said that I enjoy wrestling.

    To sit there and tell me that I think differently just because you want to argue the fact and then project your own hostile attitude and act like an asshole in an attempt to posture and save face isn't my problem. It's yours.

    I wrote something you hate. I get it. You've made that abundantly clear.

    I don't care. I will continue writing -- just as I have since the first time a bunch of people told me I wasn't going to last here -- and that was a year ago before Scott gave me the RAW recap.

    And you'll just continue to be the guy who hates people, projecting your own hate onto others just because you disagree with them.

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  187. >Your unwillingness to accept an answer I have repeated since day one is all too telling of your real interests.

    I think a lot of people don't buy your explanations that you "like" the programming given your rampant negativity overall. I still don't know exactly what you like about Total Divas or Tough Enough.

    >To sit there and tell me that I think differently just because you want to argue the fact and then project your own hostile attitude and act like an asshole in an attempt to posture and save face isn't my problem. It's yours.

    Or I could just read what you've written. But ugh, who wants to do that?

    >I wrote something you hate. I get it. You've made that abundantly clear.

    Yes, and it seemed like there were others who didn't want ALL SNARK ALL THE TIME EVERYTHING IS AWFUL in their recaps. Your RAW recaps involved you glossing over stuff at times just to get to the snark which renders any attempts you had at actual analysis moot.

    >I don't care. I will continue writing -- just as I have since the first time a bunch of people told me I wasn't going to last here -- and that was a year ago before Scott gave me the RAW recap.



    I think the best thing the site did was added Bayless' RAW Rundown. And yes, I know, Bayless is also negative about RAW at times. Thank you for pointing that out.

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  188. >I think a lot of people don't buy your explanations that you "like" the
    programming given your rampant negativity overall. I still don't know
    exactly what you like about Total Divas or Tough Enough.

    Once again: your unwillingness to accept an explanation isn't my issue. If you wish to be stubborn and rage against facts because you're arguing to argue, that's your choice.

    >Yes, and it seemed like there were others who didn't want ALL SNARK ALL THE TIME EVERYTHING IS AWFUL in their recaps. Your RAW recaps involved you glossing over stuff at times just to get to the snark which renders any attempts you had at actual analysis moot.

    Then don't read it. I don't see any other solution for you.

    >I think the best thing the site did was added Bayless' RAW Rundown.



    I think so, too. In fact, I publicly asked Bayless to take over (it's on one of the threads) because I can't watch RAW until 8PM due to my time zone and the readers would probably appreciate a more level approach. Bayless told me that he didn't want to because he wanted "two perspectives" on RAW and that it didn't matter what time I posted as long as it was close. I have nothing but respect for Bayless.



    >And yes, I know, Bayless is also negative about RAW at times. Thank you for pointing that out.


    Yep. He is. In fact, I've seen him give * to *1/2 to just about every match in the last four weeks.

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  189. >Once again: your unwillingness to accept an explanation isn't my issue. If you wish to be stubborn and rage against facts because you're arguing to argue, that's your choice.

    Because your explanation is bullshit and has already changed. It also shows hypocrisy when your main argument to your (numerous) critics if is you don't like it, read it, but here are you watching WWE programming that you clearly dislike each week all so you can snark it up!


    >Then don't read it. I don't see any other solution for you.


    Then don't watch Tough Enough, Total Divas or RAW. And I didn't read the recap. Saw the opening paragraph, rolled my eyes and went into the comments.


    >Yep. He is. In fact, I've seen him give * to *1/2 to just about every match in the last four weeks.



    And you continue to miss the point. No big surprise, of course. He did give ***1/4 to the fun Sheamus v. Reigns power match and I'm glad he was able to appreciate it for what it was, shitty ending aside.

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  190. >Because your explanation is bullshit and has already changed. It also shows hypocrisy when your main argument to your (numerous) critics if is you don't like it, read it, but here are you watching WWE programming that you clearly dislike each week all so you can snark it up!

    Man...you're just melting down like Caliber now...it's kinda sad.

    LOL

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  191. Huh?


    You're the one having the meltdown because once again, someone dare criticise the great Matt Perri. How could anyone do such a thing?

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