Monday, June 29, 2015

Future of Lucha Underground?

As we sit here on 6/29/15, four episodes from the end of Season 1, Lucha Underground has yet to be renewed.


Rumors have flown over the past few months from Lucha Underground possibly being 'promoted' to Univision, to El Rey dropping the English language version of the show due to expense, to the show scouting new locations for a second season.

Here's what I can tell you:

  • In the run up to the AAA Lucha Libre World Cup, both Dorian Roldan, an owner of AAA and EP of Lucha Underground, and Hijo Del Fantasma (aka King Cuerno), did interviews for MLW, and both pointed to June as when the decision on the future of Lucha Underground would be announced, both making it sound very optimistic. We are now one day from the end of June, and nothing has been announced. 
  • Wrestling Inc posted an "exclusive" report saying that they're "hearing" that the second season will begin in August (and hilariously, that their set, a warehouse in Boyle Heights, has been taken over by vagrants since they stopped shooting). However, no one else has reported this, and the wording of the report avoids definitively saying the show has been renewed, so take that for what it's worth. 
  • Lucha Underground talent is very nervous over the fact that they haven't been definitively told anything yet. Most, if not all, of the talent work indie dates and would like to set up their booking schedules if LU is on hiatus. However, the belief is that if LU has a second season, it will shoot in August and September, and talents are contractually obligated to LU first, meaning they have to wait and see what happens before booking their schedules. As you could imagine, the longer the uncertainty is dragged out, the more uneasy it is for them. 
  • A Redditor posted a sample of Lucha Underground's ratings on El Rey. I've been tracking LU's ratings as posted on Awful Announcing since the cutoff date of May 6th on the Reddit post and the ratings have pretty much held consistent. The fact of the matter is LU does somewhere in the neighborhood of 100,000 for both the first run and the replay (which would be primetime on the West Coast) for their El Rey broadcast.  
  • How the show does on Unimas is more difficult to tell. The only credible report I've seen in relation to that comes from PWTorch, in which LU cracked 200,000 on Unimas two out of three measured weeks, topping out at 250,000 for the 1/7/15 broadcast. 

We should hear something soon. If the goal of the show is to start its second season in October (which is when it launched last year), then they need to be shooting in August. And to prepare to shoot in August, they need some type of announcement so they can start putting in the preparation work for the shoot (including running off hordes of homeless living in Dario Cueto's sacred temple). The longer this goes without an announcement, the more likely it is the show will either be cancelled, or at least placed on hiatus, to return at a date later than October 2015. 

632 comments:

  1. This is a learning experience. There are links in this article, but the formatting I did doesn't appear to have differentiated them from the text. I have to fix it. Check back in a few minutes.

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  2. GUYS RELAX. I TALKED TO SOME GUY ON OMEGLE WHO IS BEST FRIENDS WITH SHANE STRICKLAND AKA KILLSHOT ON THE SHOW AND HE TOLD THE GUY THAT THEY'RE ALREADY FILMING FOR SEASON 2. EVERYTHING IS GONNA BE JUST FINE!

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  3. That's disappointing. The show is really fun.

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  4. And then you guys looked at each other's dicks.

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  5. MY DICK IS AS BIG AS MY CAPS

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  6. I JUST FUCKING TOLD YOU IT'S GONNA BE ALRIGHT. JESUS CHRIST, SOME PEOPLE, MAN.

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  7. The set for this show is great, and is something I enjoy much more than the dank, dark ROH sets.

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  8. The Polish HammerJune 29, 2015 at 10:43 AM

    And your caps are 1/4" big on my smartphone screen

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  9. I WAS WAITING FOR THIS ANSWER. GOOD TO KNOW. MAKES PEOPLE BITCHING ABOUT MY CAPS MORE STUPID

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  10. Some day, Americans will be more open minded to writing in all caps.


    Until then, stay strong.

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  11. Marvgaret HoulihanJune 29, 2015 at 11:36 AM

    It would be a real shame if it doesn't get picked up, that show is so vastly different it's hard to even call it wrestling, it's more like a live action cartoon, DBZ with weirder storylines.

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  12. Oh there's a definite inconsistency in tech. It's like watching Enterprise and noting how vastly superior their technology is to that in the original Star Trek series that is supposed to precede.

    Having rewatched the entire series in the last week, I really noticed how the first two movies had a charm in both the low tech nature of the human/machine war, and the special effects used to convey it. Then the 3rd movie comes along and immediately feels out of place because of the CGI. Then Salvation portrays a machine army both far more advanced technology-wise, yet lacking the futuristic pulse rifle weaponry of the first two movies. Plus both Connor & Reese's characters are miscast. It's not a terrible movie, just unnecessary, and as you note the inconsistencies work to its detriment.

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  13. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 11:54 AM

    http://www.worldstarhiphop.com/embed/83689

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  14. Character wise... Virgil was a non-wrestler.

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  15. (my cousin's husband would feel so guilty about making his daughter cry that he'd cave in and give her ice cream)

    Is she fat? From my experience some of the worst behaved kids are the fat ones because the parents don't know how to say no. It's like having a bunch of Eric Cartmans running around

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  16. When I first started dating my wife, whenever we would banter, she would use that approach. I still laugh about it.

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  17. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 11:55 AM

    You're missing out on some great satire.

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  18. It's a same Hacksaw Jim Duggan never found her...

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  19. Said by every previous generation.

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  20. If you go to youtube, it knocks out those 15 & 30 second ads as well.

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  21. No, she's not fat. She looks like healthy but she's just really energetic and loud.

    I'm one of the younger kids of a big family of siblings and cousins and watching my older relatives with young kids, I find that they try to be friends with their kids instead of parents. Sometimes you just gotta put your foot down but that doesn't mean beating them or degrading them.

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  22. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Up vote for "It's like having a bunch of Eric Cartmans running around".

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  23. "I think it's okay to yell but there's one thing to yell at a kid for doing something wrong but another to yell and call them stupid or worthless or bully them that way."



    Ding ding.

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  24. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 11:57 AM

    Interesting point. Dusty had roughtly 1000x the charisma of Backlund for sure

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  25. I don't have kids, but I've seen about 15,000 books out there that suggest strategies for discipline without punishment.

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  26. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Same here. I had no idea this fat polka dotted goofball was in fact a massive national star prior to his arrival.

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  27. It's a New Day for that match!

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  28. ehh seemed overly scripted. I mean the net thing? And he gets a rematch? Just came off as scripted in that respect. Plus the 2nd 30 minutes last night had about 19 minutes of commercials. (Thanks Reagan for deregulation!!!)

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  29. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    And it spill be said by every future generation as well....it's an endless cycle.

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  30. Imagine his surprise when he finds out he'll be moving sideways.

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  31. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 11:58 AM

    Same

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  32. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 11:59 AM

    There are some kids that you can yell at and it's the worst punishment in the world, while some kids you can beat half to death and it doesn't phase them. It's a matter of finding that thing they don't want to be without and taking that away as punishment.


    My mom liked to take away our ability to sit down for a day VIA spankings.

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  33. "and there was an interesting 5-4 case involving the upholding of lethal injection as a legal means of execution. Two justices in the dissent called into question the legality of lethal injection to begin with, which could spur someone to bring a case on the matter coming up."



    If lethal injection's been upheld as a legal method of execution, how could anyone bring a future case against it?

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  34. Now the Texas attorney general is calling the same sex marriage decision a, "lawless ruling," and is saying that state officials with religious objections will not have to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

    To which I say: How many of those with religious objections previously have had zero problems with issuing licenses to divorcees?

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  35. when was the last time Raw was top rated? I know Game of Thrones kicks their asses and I would assume Evil Dead does as well.

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  36. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM

    There was a great feud to be had between Dusty and Rude. Just for the inevitable "The American Sweathog" promos, Rude belittling Sapphire, and Rick wearing some mock-up polka dot tights. Those guys were the perfect contrast: the chiseled elitist prick and the chubby, lovable everyman--both oozing with charisma

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  37. I think every kid is different but there's a lot of disinterested parents out there who think having kids is something you just do once you got your career and other stuff straight. My sister used to be a daycare teacher for a bunch of rich parents and one set of parents once told her they didn't want their son to have naps in the day because after they came home from work, they just wanted to feed him and put him to sleep instead of bothering with him. Naps made him too well-rested.

    That's not verbatim but pretty much what they told my sister. The kid was like three years old.

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  38. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    Dusty vs. Dibiase was a great use of Rhodes. Putting the everyman against the conniving rich guy was perfect.

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  39. Here's one lol:

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    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/

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  40. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:01 PM

    $$

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  41. when a justice retires or dies and is replaced. Some cases (sodomy laws for one and various death penalty cases) come up over and over. The Berger court overturned or revamped several Warren court era decisions.

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  42. It also makes Scott sad. Please stop.

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  43. Horrible idea. No one is going to want to see a 50+ year old Maverick. There's no more cold war so you can't have a plot revolving around that. There are too many hot areas around the globe where pilots face genuine risks, so no one is going to want to see them playing beach volleyball or wooing women. You can't do a reboot or sequel to it--it's too tied into the time it was originally made.

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  44. It's true. Every kid is different. I don't think I could spank a child but I can see why some parents do it. I wouldn't go as far as that NFL player, though as that was insane. Was it Adrian Peterson? I can't remember...

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  45. I'd like to think we've advanced beyond sending in the National Guard in the name of equal protection under the law, but here we are...

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  46. My kid is two so he gets time outs, and firm talking to's without much in the way of raised voices. Once he's older and can make real mistakes then I might yell at him I guess.
    I'm not really much of a believer in physical punishment, but wouldn't totally rule it out in some certain circumstances if he's older.

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  47. Some counties (Smith) are refusing to issue licenses and have already been sued. Others (Williamson) have gone on record saying they disagree but have to uphold the law.

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  48. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    The set is actually quite the character itself.

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  49. At least Bryce Howard Dallas wasn't useless in Salvation as opposed to Jurassic World.

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  50. well that and a few hundred million that other kids don't have

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  51. Opie Taylor was still a popular character back then

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  52. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 12:04 PM

    Figures that the good wrestling show is in trouble.

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  53. By that logic we should encourage people who are against excessive taxation to seek jobs with the IRS so they can refuse to collect taxes because they have moral objections.

    I am a genius!

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  54. It was AP. And my opinion is if you're leaving serious bruises or drawing blood, you're not "disciplining" the child. You're beating him.

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  55. I would make him watch TNA or Stephanie McMahon segments as punishment.

    "I'll be good, daddy! Don't put that mean lady on TV again!"

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  56. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:05 PM

    Seriously, just because they have the right to get married does NOT mean that a pastor/rabbi/minister HAS to marry them.



    If they won't do it, go to someone that will.

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  57. its a replay of the civil rights era. Southern states refused to follow law, federal troops had to be brought in, etc. This guy is grandstanding for political gain.

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  58. In this case, it's government officials, NOT religious officials, refusing to grant the licenses.

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  59. um that isn't the issue. No one EVER has said a religious leader is forced to marry someone. This is a state employee doing his/her job by issuing a license. Nothing more. Don't like doing your job, find a different one.

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  60. It gives Lesnar an excuse to legally murder three guys in a single match.

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  61. It's all cyclical.

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  62. We're not even talking about clergymen here. No one is going to make a clergyman issue a marriage license to a same sex couple. These are county clerks that are refusing to do this.

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  63. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 12:06 PM

    "including running off hordes of homeless living in Dario Cueto's sacred temple"
    I can only imagine how many are sharing his office alone.

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  64. I think that's essentially what Greece did.

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  65. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:07 PM

    It's simple: you explain to them why they are being spanked, spank them, and send them to their room.


    I think the thing is not that you spank them, but making them afraid of the threat. If you don't fear the punishment you will do dumb shit.

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  66. That's a really shitty trade (in terms of name value)

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  67. A ton of idiots out there already believes this anyways. Like that Bundy fellow in Nevada with the gazing fees.

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  68. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:08 PM

    I'm just gonna leave this here:


    http://thelibertarianrepublic.com/millionaire-gay-couple-suing-force-church-hold-wedding/

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  69. Wait, people against excessive taxation are idiots?

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  70. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Then that is wrong.

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  71. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:09 PM

    Fear?

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  72. Not totally. He was s bodyguard. As Jesse Ventura said at WM4 - his job is to guard the body as he ate a messed up cool looking out of the ring suplex from Hogan. He was also one hired to sometimes do Dibise's sweating for him. Even as a character, he was more of a wrestler than Mr. Washington.

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  73. Damn, Magic Mike XXL is getting mixed reviews. Was worried about that when Soderbergh dropped out. The whole thing seems like a cash grab, especially since the first one ended perfectly and they didn't get McConaughey back

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  74. The newspeak in 1984 has got nothing on the newspeak of a corporate orientation

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  75. Please be King Kong Bundy...please be King Kong Bundy...

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  76. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    ...and the LAST Day for Kofi!



    If you thought he had a dent in his chest before, wait until AFTER that match.

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  77. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 12:10 PM

    Poochie clearly needs more air time.

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  78. That's a strange nickname for Channing Tatum's penis.

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  79. I kill a communist for fun, but for a green card... I'm gonna carve him up real nice.

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  80. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:11 PM

    It must have sucked to trade baseball cards with McMahon as a kid.

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  81. That's in England Unlike the U.S, they have an official government church.

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  82. We'll make it up by BUYING THE BOOK~!!!

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  83. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:12 PM

    STOP MAKING SENSE AT ME!!!

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  84. Weirdest promo ever.

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  85. The tour was a UK one and WCW got next to no exposure over here.
    At that time Godfather was probably a bigger name for the average UK wrestling fan than Scott Steiner

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  86. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 29, 2015 at 12:13 PM

    I just can't believe that in 2015, 20 years past his prime, Nash is still relevant.

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  87. And on a side note, it's EXACTLY why I've always wanted to separate "marriage" from the government. Make up some legal equivalent, and as long as eligible couples do what's legally needed, they get the rights and privileges of that coupling.


    Yes, that does mean changing a fair number of laws to swap "married" for "(new legal term)", which should be an amendment to the initial law.

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  88. Might be old news by now, but I thought it was cool that The Rock showed up at the house show in Boston this weekend. Nice bonus treat for the fans.

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  89. Which is why Hogan never does what he doesn't want to do, brother.

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  90. Donald Trump, you're.......um.....shit...LINE!!!

    https://twitter.com/MeredithBlake/status/615582065652838404

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  91. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:14 PM

    The fact that "religious objections" is still a thing in 2015 is fucking embarrassing

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  92. It should be a second season plot line.


    Cueto shows up for Season 2, sees bums laying all around the temple floor, trash strewn about, an open fire in his office. As he surveys the scene, he hears...


    "Hey yo"


    He looks down at his feet. A body rolls over and is revealed as Scott Hall.


    " (slurred) What year is it?"


    Cueto, visibly annoyed, storms out of the temple, walks around the back, down the stairs, and into his secret room. He gazes upon Matanza.


    "It is time my brother. Get them! Get Them ALL!"


    He unlocks the cage, Matanza goes Smoke Monster from LOST and rips the vagrants to shreds cleansing it.


    Cut to Lucha Underground title logo.

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  93. ...what about the guys who want to get married and are religious though?

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  94. No. People actively not paying taxes because they don't believe in it.


    I'm kind of okay with that as long as they never ever ask the government for ANYTHING. Oh your State got hit by a disaster? Too bad. That's what insurance is for.

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  95. That should be an easy decision in favor of the church, IF the case was being held here.

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  96. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:15 PM

    There are churches that are gay friendly.

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  97. It's one of the first times I really remember the backstage interview location being a 'live' setting too. Typically it was either a static interview or occasionally Bobby Heenan or some manager would "make their way down from the broadcast booth" in the middle, but you wouldn't really see guys passing through it so much before this point.

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  98. I legit tried; it doesn't it, work.

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  99. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Religion is supposed to be "separate" too, yet here we are. The fact that the "church" or the government have say over people's marriage at this point is asinine

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  100. That is between them and the church. Government should have NO role in that.

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  101. He's filming a movie in Medford as we speak.

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  102. Always bothered me that Dusty didn't really get his revenge against Dibiase for buying Sapphire and then dumping her. Hey, I was 9!

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  103. Stranger In The AlpsJune 29, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    I just did nine Excel reports and have heard nothing but praise.


    You, sirs, are looking at the fucking master of work.

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  104. Nope. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bundy_standoff

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  105. Not yet, Dusty. But we're still looking for her. (Hacksaw looking like a goof walks off stage)

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  106. (Not in this specific case, just in general)

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  107. He will always be Super-Shredder to me.

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  108. "YOU'RE REMOVED FROM YOUR POSITION!"

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  109. If they had canceled Celebrity Apprentice too, that would have actually been somewhat good news for Lucha Underground, because their season break was in part due to their main EP working on both shows.

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  110. "YOU'RE REMOVED FROM EMPLOYMENT WITH THIS COMPANY!"

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  111. Charismatic eNegro Jef VinsonJune 29, 2015 at 12:20 PM

    AP went berserk on that kid.


    Another thing to keep in mind is you should NOT spank your kid when you are mad because you take out your aggression on them and you damned near kill them.

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  112. They should get Dario to host the Apprentice shows and film them all from his temple.

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  113. I understand religious objections if you're going to marry them in a religious ceremony.

    If you're a government employee, fuck you. 1st amendment says not everyone has to share your religious views.

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  114. I'm completely on board of Mark Burnett just spinning Dario Cueto off as a "reality" character if they cancel LU.


    That guy rules.

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  115. My daddy was a big NWA fan - so I remember cheering the cool guy in the suit who claimed Dusty Rhodeshad kidnapped his Baby Doll. I remember a promo where Tully was putting on his suit and gold chains.

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  116. Thanks to the magic of Sling TV, I finally got to watch my first LU show on demand. I know I can't stand the heel authority figure, but Dario Cueto is just magnificent. That guy's playing an asshole character, but holy fuck, is he just having a ball doing it. I love this guy!

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  117. Dusty's postmatch promo is pretty great for that. I liked the whole setup with him chasing down the limo too and pounding on it and turning away in despair.


    Of course them botching it with having the camera on him behind the curtain and yelling out his cue does hurt the EMO-SHON a little bit. Geez, how many production botches were there at Summer Slam 1990? You can hear the guys calling out commands for cuing up the music and interacting with Vince all night long practically.

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  118. Ah Donald Trump, the American dream of starting with 3 billion dollars and through hard work and determination turning it into 4 billion dollars*

    (*with multiple bankruptcies)

    Seriously the guy is an idiot and really isn't a talented businessman when you compare him to someone like Mark Cuban.

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  119. Bully Ray and Brooke Hogan wedding was the last one I remember

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  120. Oh yeah, that's stupid. Everyone should be fine with paying taxes for AT LEAST stuff like road upkeep and infrastructure and disaster relief. I mean, I can understand people being like "I don't want my tax dollars going to support the military" or "I don't want my tax dollars to pay for abortions" or "I don't want my tax dollars to pay for ridiculous government studies" or "I don't want my tax dollars to pay for a new sports stadium" any number of political causes you don't want to support for whatever reason, but at least be on board with fixing potholes.

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  121. Regarding child discipline, here is my view from a teacher's perspective. I teach 12-14 year olds. Several aides that go from room to room say that I have the best classroom control on the campus. I don't let children get away with anything and always give consequences like staying after class or paper pickup. Because I have great discipline, I have a low failure rate.

    I do yell at the kids if they deserve it. Example: if I have told a kid 5 times to do something like stop talking and they still don't do it.

    Regarding the spoiled little brats: I had one kid last year who missed 70 days last year because his mom will let him stay home whenever he feels like it. He fails all of his classes because of that. He is also special Ed because he has missed so much school and mom is looking for an excuse to give him extra time. If I don't give him that extra time, mom goes to the principal or district so I give it to him. He turned in 3 assignments on the last day of school after grades were turned in and I had to accept them. He did get his D. I have no clue if he actually did them or not.

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  122. I hate to admit it, but I loved Sherri's cat face and promo. Then Dusty shows up with Mene Gene and all worried and stops Hacksaw. Then Gene finds her and locks the door. Dusty pounds and screams for her to open the door. Dusty drops a drop kick on Randy Savage. Good times.

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  123. Jay Lethal article at Rolling Stone

    http://www.rollingstone.com/sports/features/jay-lethal-the-champ-is-finally-here-20150629

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  124. That last kid sounds like his mom should be in jail for some form of child neglect or delinquency.

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  125. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:27 PM

    We have progressed as a species in so many other ways, yet we grant excessive exemption based on people's religious beliefs. Holding private beliefs is an important freedom to preserve, but that is in no way how we see it manifest itself in culture, especially on social issues. People want legislation based on their personal beliefs without any supporting evidence. They think a given thing needs to be "so" just because their particular religion supports it (or not). That would be fine, except that there are multiple faiths out there and none of them are more based in reality than the other. So whose "god" gets to decide? Whose book is more relevant? Why is the Bible's supposed "stance" on gay marriage any more/less relevant as a social norm than, say, Sharia law or polygamy?


    My attitude toward it is simple: believe whatever you want, but the minute you want it to be reflected in policy or social norms, be prepared to provide some evidence. You don't get to just say "religious objection" and get your way every time. Adult society should not work like that. Every social change is not an "attack" on religion. The same people who want to claim religious exemption (taxation, marriage, etc) based on "freedoms" are the first ones to deny other those same freedoms.

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  126. That would also mean missing out on tax cuts that exist due to marital status, which some would complain about if the gov't were to get out of it.

    Texas AG has no grounds to stand on.

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  127. So civil unions? I think some states tried that with gay marriage

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  128. That overrun would have to go.

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  129. Not being snarky, I had no idea that show was still on.

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  130. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:31 PM

    Money going to disaster relief, but not to support the military is a dubious proposition. The federal government exists, on the most basic level, to provide the common defense. People arbitrarily deciding not to have tax dollars go to the military makes for the same argument as disaster relief: you will certainly want that assistance when the worst happens.

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  131. It's really funny that Jericho solidified himself as one of my all time favorites in the early 00's by constantly saying horrible things about Stephanie, an on screen character I could not.fucking.stand. Years later I find out he's one of her ass kissing little toadies and he seems about two feet tall to me.

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  132. There are a dozen networks that will gladly work with Trump considering the ratings he brings.

    Though his comments weren't *technically* wrong -- there have been some rapists and murderers coming across the Mexican border (and I'm Hispanic). Of course, there are plenty of rapists and murders here already, so it's not like Mexico is the sole source of rapists and murderers. But that's what happens when you paint your comments with a VERY broad brush.

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  133. Which is why I added in the last part.


    As far as the Texas case goes, I agree. He is completely in the wrong, based on how the law stands now.

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  134. Only a Sith deals in absolutes!

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  135. Any man that can do Excel work and get paid for it is a hero and role model of mine.

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  136. Yes, your thoughts betray you.

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  137. One of the worst things to ever happen for teachers was the creation of cell phones. Texting, video, snapchat, cameras have been much more harmful to education than helpful.
    I have had colleagues videotaped in classroom and had that sent around. Students took pictures of one of my colleagues butts while she writes stuff on the board. They would make inappropriate sexual comments about it too. She was called into the principals office about it and was asked what she could do to prevent this in the future.

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  138. The number of asterisks they have to attach when describing RAW is hilarious. It's the most-watched weekly non-sports non-event non-news episodic-but-not-season-limited show on basic cable. It's basically the top wrestling show and that's it. Put in any category and it's not number one.

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  139. Sorry. I thought it was only for links.

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  140. Yeah, well like, from my point of view, the um, Jedi are evil.

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  141. People once said the same thing about the invention of television.

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  142. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:35 PM

    TV's didn't go into the classroom though

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  143. Yeah, and it's living up to that negative attitude in spades here in 2015.

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  144. not to mention the ability to cheat is heigthened. Take pictures of tests to share with friends in later periods, text answers, it's ridiculous

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  145. Cell phones were a huge reason why I hated the teaching profession and dropped out from it a couple years after college. Kids always had walkmans, gameboys, etc.. in school including me but I felt like I was on nonstop phone police duty. They also have created insidious stuff like high frequency ringtones that older people, e.g. teachers aren't supposed to be able to hear. I hear them just fine and even though I'm almost 30 still do. One of the many, many things that sucked about that job.

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  146. society has officially collapsed.

    https://fortune.com/2015/06/29/gender-fluid-binary-companies/

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  147. DAMN MODERN TECHNOLOGY RUINING OUR YOUTH!

    Next they'll be listening to Rock and/or roll on these personal musical players that they carry around.

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  148. He's a great actor. Seriously, he steals the show is Sandler's Longest Yard remake.

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  149. I have serious, serious issues with the whole idea of a "gender neutral" bathroom. The parts you were born with applies to which one you should be using no matter how you "identify"

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  150. Regarding the finish... the multiple outside powerbombs was pretty fucking brutal. I think it would have set up the coming Brock feud a bit better with Rollins thinking he's a legit badass.

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  151. Cassidy Madison was one of the many who immediately changed gender and personal pronoun when Facebook made its changes. “I was so excited about that,” said Madison, a 20-year-old college student at Goucher College in Maryland who identifies as genderqueer, nonbinary, and uses the pronoun ‘they.” Genderqueer is commonly defined as neither man nor woman, possibly in between the two or a totally separate gender altogether. “It makes me feel finally like my identity is being validated by someone other than myself. We live in a culture that says that you’re a boy or a girl or a man or a woman and there’s nothing else in-between.”

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  152. We've got some kind of corporate big wig coming in this afternoon. I'm gonna throw on a tie. I hardly ever wear ties.

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  153. That's why some teachers make a new version of the test for each period. My kids are not smart enough for that yet.

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  154. it's also just typical liberal outrage where people need to find something else to feel oppressed.

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  155. Welp, now's as good a time as any!

    https://youtu.be/hmoAX9f6MOc

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  156. I would have liked if they just let that be the finish instead of the awkward ladder spot. Puts Rollins over better and just less goofy.

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  157. BWAHAHAHAHAHAAA

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  158. That's awful. Post the pic?

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  159. My brother's in the military, so I'm all for military spending. However, there is significant waste when it comes to military spending that could be easily eliminated if politicians had balls, which they do not.

    Part of the problem is that Congress will gladly vote to spend a few billion on a few hundred helicopters the military doesn't actually need or want because of the supply lobby. My brother talks about how when he was overseas he'd get shipped all kinds of million-dollar equipment that he didn't actually need and would have to beg to get basic equipment for his unit that he really did need.

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  160. Of course we all wish to be younger but I'm so glad I wasn't born 10 years later so I could actually get an education and be set up for a career. By technical definition I'm a millennial but I sleep easy at night knowing there will never really be another crop of guys trying to take my job.

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  161. both sides have "outrage" it's the nature of the internet and 24 hour news stations. The level of OUTRAGE from Foxnews viewers is off the charts. Not defending this, just saying don't single "liberals" out for this kind of stuff. With "outrage" over silly stuff 24 hours news would cease to exist

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  162. I've always been on board with gay marriage and equal rights for gay people, etc... but I feel like a lot of this gender stuff has gone too far and made me more conservative as a reaction. For every person who just wants to live as the gender they identify as there seems to be another who is using this social movement to display their sexual perversions in public.

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  163. ... and it's not like anyone was going to fault Ambrose for staying down after that series.

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  164. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:40 PM

    I like the alternate universe of SummerSlam '92 happening on US soil and Shawn beating Bret for the IC title. Then, when Bret wins the WWF Title in Canada, you can have Michaels returning the job at Survivor Series in a Champion vs. Champion match like we ended up getting. Hart is still on the same level, but Shawn is elevated in a sense, because he can say he owns a win over the current WWF champion.

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  165. The special Ed teacher did send notices home about that

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  166. see?? liberals are NEVER happy.

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  167. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:41 PM

    Oh, I totally agree. I served 2003-2011 and totally agree with the inefficiency and utter waste that goes on with defense spending. I think it could be put to far better use, but that's a separate issue.

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  168. I taught "college" (University of Phoenix, so not real college) for a bit. You are a policeman first and an instructor second. I mean beyond the cell phone thing, I had to run every paper through a plagarism checker and let me tell you, a TON of people got busted. Some ignorant of not taking entire chunks from sources and some who just copied entire papers.

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  169. REBENGAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

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  170. He obviously let go of the title as a reaction to try and protect his fall, especially his back after all those powerbombs. He could't take more back abuse even if it meant giving rollins the belt. Pay attention!

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  171. So how many guys will say that they are women just so they could go into a women's locker room?

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  172. Not for at least 10-20 years.


    But more importantly, TVs weren't small devices that can easily be concealed and still distract students because it allows them to do what THEY want to do. If their phones can only get something boring like Bob Ross painting videos, it wouldn't be as bad.

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  173. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    Yeah, it totally made them more interesting characters too. Not just the cookie-cutter "good guy" or "bad guy"

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  174. And by "Michaels returning the job," you mean "coming down with a knee injury," right?

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  175. Ugh, Summerslam 92, one of the most singularly visually stunning wrestling events of all time at some boring ass arena in Washington D.C.? Fail.

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  176. Yeah, I'm sorry. Unless you had surgery/therapy/etc... , or unless it's a birth defect, you ARE either a boy or a girl. Just because you're a girl who wants to be a boy, or vice versa, doesn't make you that.

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  177. 30 isn't nearly old enough for the young people frequency. It's like for people 45+.

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  178. Right, but some nimrods who always think "government = bad" don't have the brain cells to think more than two steps ahead of life and wonder what happens without gov't involvement.

    Not to say everything government does is good, but complaining without a viable alternative does no one any good. It's pretty much like watching RAW.

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  179. Just so long as none of the ham n eggers can use my executive bathroom I don't care where 20 somethings take a shit.

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  180. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:43 PM

    It definitely worked out better the way it happened, with Bulldog winning in a totally unique-looking event. I'm just saying IF it had happened in the U.S., I like the symmetry of Shawn winning on the IC title level, but Bret getting the win back as WWF champ

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  181. When I student taught at a high school, 1/6 of all my students plagiarized on one assignment. When I confronted them, they said that they never had been caught before.

    This is also why i purposely make assignments that are harder to cheat off the internet

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  182. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:44 PM

    Probably so.

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  183. What about the humanoids?

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  184. I wouldn't use the term perversion but I long told my gay friends that these so-called Gay pride parades where they dressed up in drag and had dildos hanging off their crotches did far more damage than good. It's the gay/transgender equivalent of marching down the street wearing confederate flags and whistling Dixie while shouting about equality. You reinforce the stereotypes that exist for those who already want to believe those stereotypes.

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  185. No surprises there.


    I was amazed Pitch Perfect 2 did so well, and that felt like a cash grab too.

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  186. If Trump bitches about NBC canning him by invoking the cancellation of "Hannibal" as further evidence they suck....well, I still wouldn't vote for the clown, but at least he'd be cool once in his life.

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  187. No kbjone, our society is creating this fake construct of being a 'man' or a 'woman' and not allowing for anything in between.

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  188. There is significant waste in EVERY aspect of government. Always has been, always will be. Somebody's gonna want their kickback, and somebody else will always be willing to accept a cut to stay quiet.

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  189. The 8-5 white sockers are still okay, right?

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  190. Shawn was a pretty dull, undeveloped character in '92. He and Bret had a perfectly good match at Survivor Series that was technically fine and not that interesting.

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  191. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 29, 2015 at 12:45 PM

    Does he become more interesting though if he wins the IC title from Bret at SummerSlam?

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  192. God no. I don't even want them in the building. And White Sockers? I'd prefer they stay south of Chula Vista or North of La Jolla.

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  193. (see Patrick's response right below.)

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  194. Opie cut better promos than Bob.

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  195. Also, people involved in that stuff long ago learned to have it be vital to the local economies so thousands would lose their jobs if the government contract stopped.

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