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http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2015-06-29/five-point-preview-27554898



Wrestler Re-Signs with the WWE

In an interview with the Boston Herald, Dolph Ziggler noted that he had re-signed with the company, noting that he felt he should end his career where it started.

http://www.bostonherald.com/inside_track/the_inside_track/2015/06/wwes_dolph_ziggler_is_a_stand_up_guy



Vince McMahon Upset with Finish of the WWE World Title Match at Money in the Bank?

It has been reported that Vince, along with other WWE officials, felt the end of the match in which Rollins powerbombed Ambrose multiple times outside was "reckless." It had also been reported that McMahon wanted the match to end there but that HHH wanted to involve the belt and ladder in the finish.

http://wrestlechat.net/nxt-diva-call-ups-expected-to-happen-soon-wwe-officials-felt-rollinsambrose-finish-was-reckless/



Also, head on over to Place to be Nation so you can listen to the TNA Slammiversary Reaction Show and the TV recap of the previous episode of Impact. You can do so by clicking on the links below:

http://placetobenation.com/ptbn-reaction-show-tna-slammiversary-2015/

http://placetobenation.com/a-good-alternative-impact-wrestling-6-24-15/

Comments

  1. But HHH is the messiah! He'll lead professional wrestling into a new era of glory!

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  2. "In an interview with the Boston Herald, Dolph Ziggler noted that he had re-signed with the company, noting that he felt he should end his career where it started."


    Jobbing like a motherfucker?

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  3. Well, it was a ladder match, so the finish probably should include the ladder.

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  4. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:24 AM

    http://img0.joyreactor.com/pics/post/gif-miley-cyrus-celebrities-hulk-hogan-904964.gif

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  5. Vince is 100% right. You powerbomb a guy multiple times like that, and he still gets up, is able to climb a ladder, and only loses the match by having a slippery grip? Guys are damn near killing themselves to entertain fans because they refuse to fucking sell what should be devastating moves for more than 60 seconds anymore. They pop up and head for the next dramatic spot.

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  6. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 29, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Does Ziggler have Stockholm Syndrome?

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  7. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:27 AM

    Yeah, it's strange to take Vince's side on this—or anything in 2015, really—but that match was an exercise in overkill. It hurts them moving forward to be so wasteful.

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  8. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    Maybe he thinks he can hook up with Lana and drive her away from Rusev?

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  9. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 29, 2015 at 8:28 AM

    -all the stock markets for the next week.

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  10. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:29 AM

    CNN was covering a Gay Pride event in Chicago, I believe (possibly New York) and caught the "ISIS Flag" being waved around, and raised a stink. Turns out, it was a dildo flag made to resemble the ISIS Flag instead. I guess you could say that CNN got... [puts on shades] dicked over...

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!

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  11. As someone who is currently in the "buying shares" phase of retirement investing, I hope to see a drop in the markets.

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  12. TNA star Eric Young had a strong message for fans who did not enjoy Slammiversary on Sunday night:

    Real world!!! If you watched #Slammiversary2015
    and didn't like it GO F*CK YOURSELF #ProWrestling #proud #5thday #agame
    #teameffort

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  13. And then they want to make Kevin Owens' pop-up powerbomb or apron powerbomb as instant death. You can't have it both ways, especially on the same show.

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  14. My favorite story from the weekend, easily.

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  15. Damn, that dude is saltier than Texas politicians over the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling

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  16. I didn't watch it, have no intention of ever watching it, and think Eric Young was a once-promising talent who is now a sad sack of shit.


    What's his witty response to that?

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  17. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 29, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    "Jeff and Karen Jarrett celebrate their return to Slammiversary with Global Force Wrestling special promo for first-ever TV tapings in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS – Global Force Wrestling is celebrating Jeff and Karen Jarrett’s return at last Sunday’s Slammiversary pay-per-view event. To celebrate Jeff and Karen’s return we want to offer a special ticket promotion for Global Force Wrestling’s first TV tapings on July 24 in Las Vegas.

    “This event is going to be special and we want to invite fans from around the world to come and celebrate with GFW in Las Vegas,” said GFW co-founder Jeff Jarrett



    The level of delusion here is just off the fucking charts.

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  18. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:32 AM

    http://media3.giphy.com/media/lj935f7J3guGc/giphy.gif

    But no, really, fuck that homer and his dumbass beard.

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  19. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    That's not salty, that's straight-up #LOLNope.

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  20. Eric Young thinks anyone cares what he has to say?

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  21. "Got any change for the bus?"

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  22. danimalcrossing.comJune 29, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    Probably something along the lines of "GO F*UCK YOURSELF"

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  23. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:33 AM

    "Spare change period?"

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  24. TV tapings for what TV deal?????

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  25. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    GFW attaching to TNA completely poisons the well and gives no confidence moving forward that GFW is anything more than a vanity project / TNA-lite.

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  26. What a jerkoff

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  27. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Who knows? Oh, btw the cheapest tickets go for 30 fucking dollars

    http://www.orleansarena.com/event-calendar/global-force-wrestling

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  28. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:35 AM

    Oh, you didn't know?

    http://threadbombing.com/data/media/4/its_magic.jpg

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  29. "There were major production issues during the TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view on Sunday evening.

    After the James Storm vs. Magnus match, the audio on the pay-per-view
    completely died out. The commentators were cutting in and out for
    several minutes.

    During the next match, which featured Ethan Carter III and Tyrus vs.
    Mr. Anderson and Bobby Lashley, when Anderson's microphone came down
    from the ceiling, it didn't work either.

    Once Lashley made his entrance, the commentary finally came back.
    There has still been a few glitches in the commentary here and there, as
    it has dropped out a few times since fully returning, but for the most
    part, the production issues appear to be in the rear view mirror."

    #payyourworkers #askdixie #ProWrestling #proud #5thday #agame
    #teameffort

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  30. So basically Jeff Jarrett is Verne Gagne, but Verne in his later years, not successful Verne.

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  31. I think we need to hear of another backstage fight. The last one was Sheamus vs. Hunico, I think.

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  32. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:38 AM

    Hahaha. Eric Young is exactly the type of guy that makes it so easy to actively root for TNA's failure.

    The dude should be delivering pizzas, not making money as a terrible fucking wrestler.

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  33. Oprah NoodlemantraJune 29, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    "High voltage! High voltage!"

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  34. The new and improved Spirit Squad!

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  35. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:39 AM

    When the body is dying, the various organs start to shut down.

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  36. I don't want gross beard hair in my pizza.

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  37. Earlier this year Vince McMahon was upset that Titus didn't get eliminated fast enough from the Rumble, and not the fact that the Rumble got unanimously shit on by fans in the arena and in online publications.

    Fuck what Vince thinks.

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  38. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Am I the only one who wants to see them pair Finn Bálor and Becky Lynch together? I feel like they could sort-of recapture the old Team Xtreme aura and create something pretty cool. Plus Devitt trained her, so there's obviously some commonality there that they could play off of, too.

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  39. Oprah NoodlemantraJune 29, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    $30 - $125... for Chris Masters and Jeff Jarrett y'all!

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  40. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:40 AM

    Fuck thats true.

    Handing out fliers for a pawn shop while wearing a sandwich board?

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  41. Months ago, I was under the impression that Jarrett was conning everyone he could come across to either give him money, give him exposure, or work with him for free.

    That impression has not changed.

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  42. Vince is completely right. Getting up from that was stupid. The WWE has done a lot to get fans used to less in each match. When guys start going all Tanaka/Awesome and get up from 29 things that should kill a person, you're basically an indy geek.

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  43. Becky marking out over Balor in those promo packages has been awesome.

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  44. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    In this case, I'm actually siding with Vince. It was overkill to waste so many high impact death moves in the end of that match. Maybe it wasn't reckless from a safety perspective, but it was immensely wasteful from a performance standpoint.

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  45. Oprah NoodlemantraJune 29, 2015 at 8:41 AM

    Nothing, he'll just take a spoonful of Roode's dog food and eat it.

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  46. TBF, TNA is like pool water from one of those foreclosed houses in Arizona during the height of the recession.

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  47. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:42 AM

    You'll have to explain this to me, I haven't been able to watch in a few weeks. I'm vaguely aware of the video packages, but I wasn't aware of reactions.

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  48. I guess I'd take $30 to...... wait a minute, they want ME to pay THEM? For THAT?

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  49. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Man, I really wished Dolph hadn't resigned with WWE. Not because I think he deserves better at this point, or because I think he can make a star of himself wrestling in New Japan or ROH.

    Simply because he's turned into a boring fucking jobber and it'd be great to not have to watch him do pro wrestling anymore.

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  50. Oprah NoodlemantraJune 29, 2015 at 8:43 AM

    Put him in one of those full chicken suits or something.

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  51. I kinda feel bad for him since he's been with TNA almost since the beginning and has had to do some stupid shit for them.... then he goes and does something like this

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  52. Instead of "stealing shows", he's resigned himself to stealing checks.

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  53. They have been doing a series of packages, almost like Foley in 97, just showing Balor's path to NXT. Becky is a talking head throughout and is just gushing and clearly marking out as she puts over their relationship, past and his skill set. Just comes off as really genuine and nice to see.

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  54. That is the tweet of a man who knows he's done as a wrestler the minute his company goes under.

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  55. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:44 AM

    Ah fuck him though. Part of the reason TNA has been so shitty is that a turd of a talent like EY has been one of their featured acts for so long.

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  56. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nGT4dV4s1w



    What I've wanted to say to no less than six assholes this morning, including the latest jackass who just HAD to share his retarded story about catching a female crab.

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  57. In fairness, many were feeling the same way about Punk in 2011 up to pipe bomb night. Not that Dolph has a chance to become THAT, but him resigning could lead to better things.

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  58. Jesus, I paid $20 for a front row seat to the GFW baseball show coming here in September

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  59. Oprah NoodlemantraJune 29, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Them Harrissesessss know their production! Get them an SS shirt!

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  60. Giving log plant tours wearing a flannel shirt.

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  61. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:45 AM

    Wait, you don't think he'll be getting big money to do NXT, ROH, and New Japan spots? It's EY, there's gonna be a huge bidding war!

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  62. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Even pre-pipe bomb Punk and Dolph Ziggler is a totally ludicrous comparison.

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  63. Better things = Cena will PERSONALLY give him his next concussion.

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  64. This. The thing with lightning is that it's hard to tell where it will strike.

    People had completely given up on Bryan in between the Miz feud and his cash in on Bug Show.

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  65. Dude, for that money The Million Dollar Man Ted Dibiase* and Virgil will follow you on Twitter!


    *Million Dollar Man may not.

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  66. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 29, 2015 at 8:46 AM

    Punk is far more talented though,at least on the mike.

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  67. New Nexus Punk was an incredible afterthought. Just kind of aimlessly feuding with Mysterio and trying to get Mason Ryan over.

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  68. What the...thinks he should end his career where it started?


    Guess I'll be winding up my professional life at McD's then.

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  69. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:48 AM

    Ah, sweet. That right there just reinforces my idea really.

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  70. I want to see elderly guys on bikes delivering papers.

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  71. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 29, 2015 at 8:49 AM

    Good, now Dolph can take his money and SHUT THE FUCK UP for the rest of his career. No more whining on Twitter, no more veiled potshots at WWE, no more threatening us with his stand-up act, etc. Just take your paycheck and BE QUIET.

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  72. Piss on the marks. If Dolph has reached his ceiling, he may as well go through the motions and pay off his mortgage.

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  73. Missed the point. In early 2011 when rumors were that Punk's contract were up, most fans were saying the same thing. "I hope he leaves, goes to Japan, he will never be used right, etc., etc..."


    Point being it only takes one promo or moment to get someone going. So Dolph could theoretically do better than he is now. Resigning doesn't always mean he will be doing the same thing as before.

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  74. Oh man, how much would it cost to get Virgil to retweet something I tweet?

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  75. Yeah... he's hitting that, right?

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  76. That Becky should kiss Bayley a lot?

    Oh, that's my idea.

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  77. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:50 AM

    True, the last few months before the pipe bomb Punk was an afterthought playing out the string, but even up to the Orton Mania 27 feud he was a red hot heel, probably still #2 in the heel pecking order behind Miz. Ziggler is nowhere close to as over, let alone talented, as Punk was at the "end" there.

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  78. I love how in the last five years or so our narrative on Dolph has transformed from "he's speaking his mind and being punished!" to "for fucks sake, I'd hate this guy too!"

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  79. Stranger In The AlpsJune 29, 2015 at 8:51 AM

    Well, at this point in his career, I guess Dolph really doesn't give a shit about his standing and just enjoys the paycheck. Which is fine. Nothing wrong with making money.

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  80. So I'm sure Vince was hot at Cena for working an indytastic spotfest with KO, right? The moves don't matter, people.

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  81. Nick Nemeth the Caddy!

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  82. To him, hey, can't hate. Just don't complain about it, since you did have a choice to leave.

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  83. He even got passed over by R-Truth for that one PPV title shot. Granted, Truth had a great heel turn, but still. Fans were pissed enough that they were really hoping he took off.

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  84. Couple of Arby's coupons?

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  85. Maybe Ziggler could make the same money in New Japan, but he's not going to make a fraction of his WWE pay in Ring of Honor.

    Ziggler doesn't strike me as a guy who loves wrestling in the way like Bryan does and Punk did. It's a way for him to make money. I don't think he'd wrestle for peanuts for sheer love of the sport.

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  86. Working as lifeguards, perhaps?

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  87. Just like Kofi. Kofi makes a decent living, I would assume. He'll get to head back to Boston or whatever with a paid-off home and some money to start an adult life.

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  88. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    That's not my idea, that's my fantasy. My dirty, dirty fantasy.

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  89. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 29, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    I feel somewhat safe in saying that him resigning will lead to nothing but more of the same from Dolph. Punk had to threaten to walk before he got anything, and Bryan was the focal point of a fan revolt. Dolph is the guy who bitched and complained about not getting his just due and then meekly resigned his contract and is now waxing philosophically about retiring with WWE. Why should anyone in the front office have any regard for him or take him even remotely seriously?

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  90. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    If he hasn't hit it before, I'd be shocked.

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  91. It's kind of sad, though. All the power to Dolph for working towards financial security but I remember reading interviews and hearing Dolph on podcasts about how much he loves wrestling and wanting to be a legend. There's still time, though as you never know when a guy can click onto a great gimmick and move to the top (JBL, Henry).

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  92. I wouldn't want the Hassel hoff being a lifeguard.

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  93. If he has decided he is going to be there until he retires, he needs to realize he has advanced as far as he can and ease up. He's been killing himself for years trying to impress people and get moved up the card. It hasn't worked. Now he needs to slow down a little and make sure he'll be able to grow old comfortably.

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  94. I didn't realize he was 34. Yeah, I guess going somewhere else and then coming back wasn't very likely anyway.

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  95. Ziggler probably signed his last contract because I think we're going to see an increasing number of guys check out of WWE in their late 30s for other opportunities like Punk did once they make enough cash. I can't see Ziggler and guys on his level sticking with it into their 40s like wrestlers used to (and in the case of Big Show and Kane, still do).

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  96. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 29, 2015 at 8:54 AM

    He's got no one to blame for that but himself.

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  97. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    That's about what I wanted to say to the missus this morning when she complained about how her eggs were cooked.

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  98. His brother David was a better worker. Bobcat was a better worker and I'm not talking about her alleged sinful lifestyle either.

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  99. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:56 AM

    I dunno man, to me their situations still are way different.

    First off Ziggler has never been as consistently over or high on the card as Punk was pre-pipe bomb. Ziggler's been a complete jobber for years now, while Punk was still the #2 heel in the company as late as Mania 27, a few months before his contract ended.


    And Ziggler resigning now is, most likely, due to him having no real decent options outside of WWE, meanwhile in 2011 Punk at the least had a more viable #2 US company in TNA that he could have went to that had a strong cable deal.



    Ziggler seems to have been resigned because he has zero negotiating power and WWE figures he's a good hand to keep around. Punk resigned because he got mega hot and WWE wanted to give him a great deal to stay.




    Basically, WHEN Punk resigned he was already getting the big push. Ziggler resigned while still a nothing midcarder. Why would he suddenly start getting some huge push?

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  100. Once you make the kind of money Show and Kane make, there's got to be this mentality of "I can go one more year, and not only do I make [x], I also don't start dipping into the retirement money yet."

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  101. Bob Ryder from TNA blocked me!

    @brydertna congrats on your last PPV before you go out of business. Meltzer said you guys were through. You think you go to CZW?

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  102. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:57 AM

    The only place Bob Ryder is going once TNA shuts down is the buffet line. He's like the minor league version of Vince Russo.

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  103. Mowing lawns? Trimming...trees?

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  104. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nc_LIR5ExIU

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  105. I would say you were being kind of a dick, but it's Bob Ryder, so fuck him.

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  106. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    But by the time of the R-Truth main event, I'd bet anything that the plan was already for Punk to headline against Cena at the next month's show in Chicago. It wasn't really that Punk was "passed over" for that PPV, it was that R-Truth was the stopgap to get through that month. Remember, Punk beat Rey on that same show to build him up for the next month's Cena match.

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  107. Ryder always struck me as a leech that latched onto whatever poorly run wrestling promotion would have him at the time. I have no idea where he lands once TNA folds.

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  108. What the...you cooked her eggs?

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  109. Hi, I'm Dolph Ziggler. (People ignore him)

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  110. Oh I was being a dick. I got a real kick outta it lol

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  111. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 8:58 AM

    He was vocal in the dying days of WCW, too.

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  112. So what has Meltzer had to say about TNA after last night's, um......event?

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  113. I am definitely not comparing their relative spots. Even if Ziggler's ceiling is 15 levels below Punk's, I just think they both have/had room to grow at the time they resigned.


    Punk was completely going through the motions once he got passed over at WM27 and was ready to vent and walk before they convinced him to stay and the pipe bomb promo blew up.


    Overall point is... just because he resigned doesn't mean he will definitely be stuck on the treadmill. Maybe something sparks and all of a sudden he gets red hot. Hell, it happened to Mark Henry! He may very well have nothing change, but I don't think him coming back is a resignation on his part to being nothing more than a jobber.

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  114. I sense an attempt at trying to latch onto ROH or GFW.

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  115. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    EXACTLY. Dolph's gotta quit with the passive aggressive shit.



    His time as the smark darling who "deserves more" is long over. If he was that fed up with WWE booking, then leave.

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  116. GFW for sure.

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  117. At that point he was being set to put over Cena on his way out the door, no? Pretty sure he didn't resign until the pipe bomb night?

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  118. I agree. I thought the buried by ladders was enough. You have to make one guy look stronger, and it was time to do that for Rollins. Ambrose didn't look bad in losing that match.

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  119. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Listen, I don't begrudge him resigning OTHER than the fact that as a fan I'm sick of him being on TV. But I definitely think he's long since hit his ceiling.

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  120. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 29, 2015 at 9:01 AM

    Sure I could see that being the original plan. Still, Ziggler's not even close to being in any main events.

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  121. If you want to save TNA you bring in Glacier and Joe Gomez. Who do you think REALLY turned around WCW?

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  122. I fell asleep during the Rollins/Ambrose match (not that it was boring, what I saw was really good, I was just exhausted and kinda drunk). Haven't rewatched it yet. Was it really that brutal?

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  123. True, but I doubt the mid-2000s crop of guys like Ziggler got the fat contracts that Kane and Big Show got in the late 1990s and continue to get today.

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  124. There is a strong chance he has. But also a small chance he hasn't, and that may be good enough if he enjoys the rest of it all.

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  125. Why can't I find a JR soundboard? Fuck the internet!

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  126. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    Har.

    I fixed her breakfast before she left, scrambled some eggs.

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  127. The powerbombs at the end, yes.

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  128. Nothing, yet. But Bryan and Vinny got a big kick out of Aries and Richards just completely mailing it in, and yet still having the best match of the night by miles and miles.

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  129. Right, like I said their ceilings are at different levels. That doesn't mean he can't be used better than he is now. That is my whole point. Punk was in neutral and was being set up to lay down in his hometown. Ziggler is in 50/50 booking hell. Punk resigned and things went better. Maybe the same happens for Dolph. That doesn't mean he has a 400 day title reign, but maybe he does more than he is now because something sparks for him.

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  130. Wrestler payouts is one thing I'm interested in seeing the evolution of. I swear the backstage of wrestling is often more entertaining than the product.

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  131. Ryder: Oh hell. I guess this means another ad-frame for the website.

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  132. Yeah, no way. It's actually why I've wondered if someone like Ziggler doing the indie route for awhile would make some sense because I'm betting he's not getting crazy rich from the WWE right now. He's got the name value to probably do really well for himself, at least by indies standards, if he can tolerate having to make all his own bookings and all that aggravation that comes with not having the WWE office at your disposal.

    Punk was kind of an anomaly because he's the rare guy whose merch outsold Cena's and got to renegotiate his contract when WWE needed him more than he needed them, so he probably *was* getting rich for a few years.

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  133. Did you lose a bet or something?

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  134. I remember when dozens of wrestlers left AWA in 1990 and dozens of wrestlers left ECW in 2000. They both weathered the storm pretty well, didn't they?

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  135. Oprah NoodlemantraJune 29, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    But a dozen wrestlers leave TNA and there's no one left.

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  136. It's possible WWE made him a big enough offer that he just said screw it.

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  137. Well, the industry didn't have the pillar of GFW and World Champion of the Mountain or what the fuck ever Jeff Jarrett.

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  138. Joey Jo-Jo Junior ShabbadooJune 29, 2015 at 9:07 AM

    I guess it would depend on how strong the indy market is at any given time. Maybe he did some checking around and saw the math wasn't working out and that he was better off in WWE?

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  139. And the only reason they're in TNA is because no one else really wants them. It's like worse than the Island of Misfit Toys.

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  140. It should be etched on their tombstone that no matter how hard the people ignored them, they kept trying to be WWE instead of trying to find a new niche of the wrestling audience. Just completely tone deaf from day one.

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  141. Serves Billionaire Ted right for having a personal vendetta against the WWF!

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  142. I remember saying at the time that it was stupid that Ambrose got up after that. Kinda like old ECW matches where Shane Douglas would hit a guy with a chain and not be able to pin them, but then a weakass looking belly to back suplex would get the job done.

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  143. I cringed at the powerbombs to the barricades and ladder right before the finish.

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  144. Just a minor nitpick for folks discussing Ziggler:


    If he resigned, he quit.
    If he re-signed, then he stayed.


    Remember that dash, folks. Ziggler DASHED for his pen to re-sign.


    This friendly reminder brought to you by your published Grammar Nazi.

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  145. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:11 AM

    It still makes me boil that fucking Sheamus probably ended Daniel Bryan's career by being reckless. To say nothing of the guy getting in line for a push for no real reason; just fuck it all.

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  146. It got better toward the middle and end.

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  147. It's also possible that WWE is in a mentality of, paying the guys more specifically so they won't jump ship to ROH or some such. They don't want a flight of the cruiserweight situation or one where ROH or Lucha Underground suddenly DOES start bringing in much bigger ratings.

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  148. Bryan was just as reckless with his style, to be fair.

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  149. Injuries - even career-ending ones - happen all the time. It's highly doubtful Sheamus did it on purpose.

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  150. Oh, please. D-Bry ended his own career. He came back too early from a bad injury where he refused a 2nd recommended surgery and still kept flying all over the place.

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  151. Is it too late to change his name and repackage him at this point?

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  152. He also lived frugally and invested in real estate. He's gone on record saying he saved about $20 million and owns his home. Depending on his outside investments and activities he might not be touching principal.

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  153. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    I know. But he was reprimanded after the fact in the back for being reckless, and now it appears as though his reckless behavior is in fact what screwed up Bryan again, this time for good it seems.

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  154. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:13 AM

    The injury he came back from isn't the same injury he has now. Before it was his neck and arm in 2014. He's out now because of a severe concussion.

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  155. I bet that's it. The WWE pays them out only as much as they have to.

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  156. It's true. Plus Sheamus has a rep for being stiff.

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  157. Every wrestler knows the risks of what they do. It REALLY sucks, but it happens. Just like D-Lo and Droz or Goldberg and Bret. It's never intentional. It's sloppy, but accidents sadly happen.

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  158. More importantly, Sheamus is boring.

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  159. Sounds like a guy with initials CB.

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  160. I concur. And it may not have been Sheamus being reckless. Concussions get easier and easier, the more you get. Bryan's flying headbutt was far more reckless than anything Sheamus was doing to him.

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  161. The dash is called a hyphen.

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  162. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    Yeah; even watching the matches they had after WrestleMania, it was a little scary watching him ragdoll the guy.

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  163. Well, looks like Jarrett is going to repeat that mistake by making GFW TNA-lite when TNA was already WWE-lite.

    GFW will be a watered down version of a watered down version of WWE.

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  164. The belly to belly was a lame finish then, and it's a lame finish now. It's even worse with Bayley though, because the ONLY reason that's her finish is because of the awful pun. I've only seen her even do a decent one 3 or 4 times.

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  165. It was only a matter of time anyway. He was having neck problems after those shitty suplexes Harper gave him 2 weeks in a row.


    If anyone, fuck Ryback. When Bryan gave him the IC title all I could think was when he jumped off the apron for his knee to Ryback for the obvious spot of putting him through that table and Ryback just swatted him down on the floor recklessly. I haven't went back to check but I wouldn't be surprised if that started everything and if the side he landed on was the one giving his problems.

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  166. YOU'RE a hyphen!


    (And I think I was incorrectly taught it was a dash in school, so it's a habit I struggle to break.)

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  167. Though I'm not his doctor, Bryan was also pretty reckless going back into the ring before he probably should have

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  168. That works also. I just find that most of the idiots around here need repetition. Like one bullet the the head just wouldn't be enough, you'd better empty a revolver loads worth for any impact.

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  169. We all have our struggles.

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  170. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:16 AM

    According to Meltzer, Bryan's concussion came on the shot that split him open hardway, so there's really no getting around culpability. Accidents happen, it's not like the guy meant to hurt him, but let's face it: he got careless and it probably cost a guy his career.

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  171. Honestly, you're probably more mad at Sheamo than Bryan is. Keep in mind this is the same Bryan who just had a match slamming his head against Ziggler's repeatedly.

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  172. Still wish they had a Bryan vs. Ziggler match for the IC title at Mania rather than a ladder match.

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  173. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    I don't particularly care what Bryan does or doesn't feel; I don't hate the guy or anything, it just pisses me off that he's not only the guy who put my favorite wrestler out of action by being careless, and that he's going to be plastered as a top heel moving forward despite being boring as fuck.

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  174. Neither am I but I did stay at a holiday inn express last night

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  175. Wrestling angles I wouldn't mind never seeing again:

    1) Evil Authority Figure
    2) Invasion storylines

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  176. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    That's the thing though: Bryan's neck and arm aren't the issue. They seem to have healed up as reasonably well as one could expect given the wear and tear on his body. This issue is concussion-related, which is more flukey than if he were out because he re-aggravated his neck.

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  177. If Owen Hart had his belly-to-belly as a finisher, I would've been okay with it. That move was pretty swank.

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  178. Great Twitter account that posts all the breaking news from TNA 24/7: https://www.twitter.com/tnabreakingnews

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  179. Biff CumberbatchJune 29, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    3) Contract Signings
    4) WWE main roster Divas

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  180. Wedding angles.

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  181. Not an angle, but:
    3. Distraction rollup finishes.

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  182. I think of how refreshing it is in NXT where we have a face authority figure feeling completely powerless against the dominating heel.


    To say nothing of no 20-minute masturbatory promos to how great he is.

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  183. Cena vs Orton,one more timeJune 29, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    Add love triangles to that list.Don't fool us,we all know these guys are banging more than 2 people.

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  184. Actually, we haven't had a good wedding angle in a while. I wouldn't mind seeing one.

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  185. Also - anything involving randy orton

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  186. We haven't a good wedding angle in 25 years. Because they fucking suck.

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  187. You mean the one with 75 straight "BRAM RE-SIGNS!" tweets?


    Also, a friendly reminder: Fuck Twitter, Twitter Sucks.

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  188. Oh man, I fucking hate contract signings. You stay with RAW for three hours for main event paperwork? Get the fuck out of here...

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  189. Anybody watch True Detective last night? All I can say is HOLY SHIT!

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  190. I also hate guys not selling massive attacks and injuries. Cena is the worst at it and there's no way Roman should have been wrestling on the day after Mania RAW after the beating Brock gave him in the WM main event.

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  191. Twitter is awesome.

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  192. Yep. I don't know if I would say "fuck Twitter" but I honestly don't use it.

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  193. Not yet so keep your dirty mouth shut!

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  194. Coworker, who I usually don't agree with on anything film/tv related, said it was horrible. I haven't seen it yet.

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  195. Re-signing Ziggler doesn't make much sense from WWE point of view unless they're going to give him a bigger push.

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