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Impact Wrestling - June 3, 2015

Impact Wrestling
Date: June 3, 2015
Location: Impact Zone, Orlando, Florida
Commentators: Josh Matthews, D'Angelo Dinero

Reviewed by Tommy Hall

We're finally getting to the build to Slammiversary, which is less than a month away. Impact is now on Wednesdays as the company's issues with Destination America continues. There is no reason that this show shouldn't start getting us towards Ethan Carter III vs. Kurt Angle for the World Title. Let's get to it.


The opening video is about Carter's rise to the top of TNA.

A barbershop quintet sings Carter's theme song because he is FINALLY #1 in the Impact rankings. Quintet: “For he's the #1 contender, for he's the #1 contender, for he's the #1 contender, which nobody can deny!” We even get balloons falling to make this feel special. After denying us a Tyrus dance, Carter says there is only one thing left for him and that is to become World Champion.

This brings out Angle, who says Lou Thesz and Verne Gagne would be rolling over in their graves if they saw this. However, there's someone else in line before Carter can get his shot and that's X-Division Champion Rockstar Spud, who can cash in his title for a shot at the World Title next week. Carter isn't cool with that and says he's got an offer for Spud. Tyrus and Carter leave and Angle Slams one of the singers. Carter was awesome here and I can't wait to see him finally get the title, assuming TNA doesn't screw that up too.

Lashley vs. Eric Young

Lashley runs him over to start and hits a nice delayed vertical suplex to knock some of the sanity back into Young. Eric is able to send him to the apron though for a middle rope kick to the back of the head to get a breather. Back in and Eric starts working on the neck and we hit the chinlock. Pope's great insight on commentary here: if Young wins he'll move up in the rankings but if Lashley wins, he'll move up in the rankings. Eric goes up top but dives into a backdrop followed by some elbows to the jaw. A spinebuster gets two for Lashley and after easily fighting off the piledriver, the spear pins Young at 5:29.

Rating: C. It's amazing how much more tolerable that CRAZY man is when he isn't in the World Title picture anymore. I'm fine with Young if he's in the right spot on the card and this is a much better fit for him. I still don't like the character because it's not what they say he is, but at least they're getting the booking a bit better.

Chris Melendez comes after Young post match but Eric escapes. This is even more like it for Young, though Melendez isn't anything interesting.

The Dollhouse giggles about keeping Taryn's title last week and Taryn offers Kong a shot next week.

Melendez wants to fight Young. I was thinking he wanted him over for afternoon tea so thanks for the clarification.

Austin Aries suggests that Spud doesn't cash in the title for Option C.

Jade vs. Brooke

Jade goes right after her before the bell but gets rolled up for two. A Marti Bell distraction lets Jade take over and Brooke gets kicked in the face for two. Jade powerslams her down but misses a moonsault, allowing Brooke to hit a facebuster for two. Marti tries to come in and eats Jade's boot by mistake, setting up the Tesshocker for the pin at 3:38.

Rating: C-. Not bad here as it's nice to see the Knockouts having a bench to go with the title scene. I'm not sure why you have Brooke win here but it's hardly a horrible idea. You don't want the Dollhouse looking inept though as they looked more like weak heels instead of the sinister group they've been so far.

Carter is about to talk about Spud but gets a phone call.

Rebel and Brooke celebrate the win. Brooke leaves and the Dollhouse beats Rebel down.

Rising vs. BDC

Drake and MVP get things going with a slugout as Josh recaps the feud. It helps a bit but I still don't get why this feud needs to exist. MVP wins a slugout and takes Drake down so King can come in with a quick chinlock. Off to Low Ki for a dropkick to the back of the head and the fast tags continue with all three members getting their shots in. Drew finally comes in off the hot tag and nails a running boot to Ki's face as everything breaks down. Galloway gets caught in the Tree of Woe but is able to sit up and counter the Warrior's Way with a belly to belly superplex. A Doomsday Device of all things is enough to pin Ki at 5:42.

Rating: C. The match was fine but this feud just keeps going. I get the idea they're shooting for here but it's so uninteresting that it's hard to care. The Rising doesn't need to exist because the BDC is a midcard stable who isn't taking anything over. Hopefully both teams split soon enough.

Mickie James is in Nashville for her meetings but only James Storm is there. This story continues to be one of the best things going on in TNA.

Rockstar Spud can't make his decision yet but there's no more time. With no decision coming, here's Kurt Angle to coax him a bit. This is his thirteenth World Title and he trained harder for this one than the other twelve combined so there is no way he's losing it. Cue Carter and Tyrus to say Spud should stay right where he is.

Ethan just got off the pone with Dixie Carter, who is willing to offer Spud a lifetime contract as Chief of Staff if he doesn't cash in Option C. Spud talks about the Carters taking him in when he had nowhere to go. They were like brothers, but then Ethan slapped him in the face and shaved his head. This is always about Ethan, because he's had everything handed to him. Spud has given everything to get here and he wants no part of the offer. He cashes in for next week (SHOCKING!) and gets decked in the face. Angle wants a tag match tonight.

Aries gives Bobby Roode a shirt for their match.

Back to Nashville where Mickie wants to know what's going on. Storm says the big stars are just fashionably late and says he can give her so much more. The music will always be there, but he wants to talk about something even bigger: joining him on his journey. He wants Mickie and her son Donovan to join the Revolution. Mickie appreciates the offer but turns him down. Storm laughs it off and Mickie hugs him before they leave. Storm: “There's a lot of crazies out there.”

Dirty Heels vs. Wolves

Match #3 in a best of five series for the Tag Team Titles with the Wolves up 2-0. Aries takes Davey down with a Last Chancery early on but it's quickly off to Roode to crank on the arm. The Wolves get in some double teaming to take over on Roode and then backdrop the legal Aries into their corner. Roode breaks up a double dive and Aries takes out the Wolves' knees as we go to a break.

Back with Davey breaking up a catapult into Aries and diving over for the tag, only to have Aries pull Eddie to the floor. The hot tag works a few seconds later and it's Edwards coming in to clean house. Some rapid fire chops have Roode in trouble and the heels (who aren't heels) are backdropped to the floor for a double suicide dive into the barricade. An enziguri into the German suplex into the jackknife cover gets two on Roode.

Aries pulls Davey to the floor, leaving Edwards to take the catapult into the forearm, followed by the slingshot elbow from Roode for a very close two. Something like Chasing the Dragon (Michinoku Driver instead of a brainbuster) gets two on Roode but Aries comes back in with a 450 to Edwards for two more. Aries dives onto Edwards and it's time for a chair. Roode doesn't want to use it but he'll hit Eddie low behind the referee's back. A chair shot on top of that is enough to pin Edwards at 13:13.

Rating: B-. Well at least they're heels now. I'm not a fan of the matches where it's all a huge mess after about five minutes in and the tagging is completely forgotten. It's fine for a bit but having the majority of the match be a wild brawl gets annoying after a bit. At least the match was fun though and the ending gave us some heels in the feud.

Storm and Mickie walk along the side of a train until James knocks her down what looked to be a flight of stairs.

Here's Madison Rayne to complain about not getting any attention around here because she isn't putting candy in someone's mouth or isn't Gail Kim. She calls Velvet Sky to the ring because people who don't work here can come through the crowd and get in the ring. Madison slaps her in the face and eats a Stunner, so here's Angelina with security to take Velvet out. Angelina slaps Velvet before the security takes her away.....and here are more security guards to arrest Love for slapping a fan. Well played actually.

Taryn lays on her bed and promises to take care of Kong next week.

Ethan Carter III/Tyrus vs. Kurt Angle/Rockstar Spud

Spud stomps Carter down at the bell and chops away in the corner. A kick to the head drops Ethan but Spud would rather hit some running forearms instead of tagging, which allows Tyrus to grab Spud by the face. Some backbreakers have Spud in trouble and Carter makes it worse with a belly to belly. He opts to pose instead of cover though and the hot tag brings in Angle. Tyrus breaks up the ankle lock and eats the Angle Slam, allowing Spud to dive in for the pin at 6:48.

Rating: C-. Just a quick match to set up the showdown next week. Angle vs. Carter is clearly the big prize here but we need to get Option C out of the way because where would we be without that? There wasn't much here but they didn't have the time to get anything done. The fact that it's for a short term title shot didn't help things either.

Aries comes out and says he's cashing in next week to face the winner of Angle vs. Spud.

Overall Rating: C+. This was one of their better shows in a decent while but there are still some issues. For one thing, there are way too many cash ins going on at the same time when it's clear they're just killing time until we get to Carter. Well either that or they're going to do the dumbest thing they could and go with anything other than Carter getting the belt at Destination America. Good show, but too much being packed into too little time.


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Comments

  1. EC3's barbershop quartet entrance was better than the entire ROH episode

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  2. EC3 is fucking awesome, WWE needs to bring him back if TNA folds bc he has improved drastically in all areas, and asking Tyrus to dance than cutting it off was hillarious heeling at its best!

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  3. "a lifetime contract"

    -Sure, but what's he gonna do *next* week?
    -The contract will be honored, he just won't be paid.


    I couldn't pick, so there's both jokes.

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  4. Oh, I know that's why, I was at this taping. They aren't taping new tv until June 20th.

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  5. I don't think ROH would have done it this way in an ideal world.

    This was supposed to be just another episode of tv on the way to the ppv on the 19th. It became the premier on DA weeks after they taped it.

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  6. He's a heel because he's the decade's young boy, but he's clearly a sympathy beating.

    BJ and Page vs Corino and Corino seems like the logical blow off

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  7. Yeah, he works the bottom of the card as a nostalgia act in Japan and is primarily a comedy wrestler these days.

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  8. When the deal was announced last week, nothing was said about any plans to produce two separate shows for DA and syndication. Right now, the show was only picked up by DA for 26 weeks.

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  9. Jay Briscoe is such an odd face for ROH. He totally doesn't fit, but he's been so loyal and has progressed so much, it's hard not to like him.

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  10. "Whoa. That's a long way down. You made your decision and I made mine."

    Screw Ethan Carter, James Storm is the biggest bastard heel in TNA and I want to see him get beaten down SO HARD.

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  11. EC3 is awesome and I agree with you a million percent.

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  12. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 4, 2015 at 12:02 AM

    It was a nice throw back to the Brodus Clay days.

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  13. I was going to try recapping this one from Saturday on the DVR, but I got REALLY bored 10 minutes in and never went back to it. They just made zero effort to hook new viewers.

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  14. While the tv deal was good for them, the timing was awful.

    They have a month of New Japan cross over TV before they tape anything for a new audience. If you don't know or care who Tanahashi and Nakamura are there's nothing appealing about these shows. They were made for the established audience only.

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  15. That's why TNA maddens me to no end.


    They do one thing that WWE rarely allows anyone to do (at least any more -- or at least until recently -- they seem to be allowing leeway for Owens) -- let people come up with their own characters and not whatever half-assed shit the "writers" come up with.


    EC3, Bully Ray, Daniels and Kazarian, Pope, hell, even Joseph Park (until it got old). ALL of these were great successes screwed by stupid-ass booking.


    It's a shame that the people who benefit from this aren't TNA themselves, but TNA only has themselves to blame.


    McMahon may always be the "millionaire who should have been the billionaire", but TNA will always be the "wrestling company that should have been a strong #2"


    Ugh. Depresses me just thinking about the number of times they've screwed things up for no apparent reason except to do so.

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  16. How desperate was DA to sign them?

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  17. As someone with little interest in modern indie wrestling and who hasn't really seen any ROH since attending a show in Dayton in 2007...I really quite enjoyed this, actually. If this is a blah week then this actually seems pretty promising.

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  18. I think they've said that their next tapings in NYC are going to be the "true" DA premiere. This was almost like a pilot.

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  19. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 4, 2015 at 1:28 AM

    All the DA shows are the same shows that were shown the weekend before.

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  20. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 4, 2015 at 1:29 AM

    From what I hear DA signed them pretty much overnight, so they really didn't have time to plan anything out.

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  21. Think Baron Corbin's name is a reference to Barry Corbin from "Any Which Way You Can?"

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  22. "I'd anticipate John Cena helping to screw Owens out of the title"


    I think that Hideo Itami (bum shoulder and all) helping his good friend by getting some revenge on Owens would get a far bigger pop from the Tokyo crowd.

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  23. File this one under "hindsight is 20/20". Had ROH known about their deal with DA, they probably would've given us a slightly better show. Throw Dalton Castle out there, have the world tag champs of the world actually wrestle, don't give us one green guy squashing another. (nothing against Moose, but he's good weed green)


    Nice to see Silas' Last Real Leg has healed nicely.

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  24. Not the Tokyo Dome, the Ryōgoku Kokugikan (aka the Sumo Hall) The 90's are long gone.

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  25. Not the Tokyo Dome. The Sumo Hall. Bigger than Korakuen, not as big as the Budokan, WAY smaller than the Tokyo Dome.

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  26. Is that more than a feeling?

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  27. I was loving the entire storyline until he murdered Mickie James and her baby.

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  28. kbwrestlingreviewsJune 4, 2015 at 3:30 AM

    He's basically turned into Bray Wyatt with a group called the Revolution. Then he started acting like his old happy self around Mickie, but there were signs that it was all a big ploy and that he was really still evil and just stringing her along. This was the culmination where he finally was evil and tried to get Mickie to join him.

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  29. Why would EC3 try to stop Kurt and Spud wrestling? Surely he should let the match happen and try to help whichever guy he can beat easier?

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  30. TseugThatsGuestSpeltBackwardsJune 4, 2015 at 5:04 AM

    minus the unborn child part.

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  31. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 5:46 AM

    So is this just the same show they're been showing in syndication on Sinclair owned stations? Thought they would have had done something at the start to actually introduce ROH to people who might be watching for the first time.

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  32. Dude . . . Hawaii is the state with the islands.

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  33. I love Rock as much as anyone, but that remake can fuck right off.

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  34. Not seeing every wrestler in a given week has the wonderful effect of making you *want* to see them.

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  35. That doesn't sound great. Maybe TNA got a good nights sleep last night for once.

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  36. Why they hid it with a skirt during her face run is one of those mysteries that may never be resolved.

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  37. Well, that would be King Conan, or whatever Ah-nuld is calling that film, but Thulsa be dead. Decapitated and shit. Like he was a fucking vamp or something.

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  38. I read somewhere that Big Trouble is Dwayne's favorite film, but who knows? It's like anything else. If they do it right, it could be good. If they fuck it up, it could be a large pile of suck. If it happens, it will probably be somewhere right in the middle.


    And, just for the record, I wouldn't say I love Rock. I'm usually entertained by him on the mic, and while I don't really feel a need to ever see him wrestle again, he as had a body of work that includes great and memorable matches. However, I wouldn't see any film just because he's in it. In fact, I'm not sure there's anyone who gets me into a theater based on name alone.

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  39. Why the hell would Brock face Kofi? Why not pick a local popular New Japan guy?

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  40. That's pretty obscure, unless some writer is a Philo Beddoe mark.

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  41. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:07 AM

    I was thinking that. Kofi seems like a bizarrely random choice.

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  42. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:08 AM

    So I guess Joe made a good first impression putting Kidd out for months.

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  43. That is the most house-showiest line up I've ever seen for that Network show. People have been saying they should put house shows on for a while though

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  44. Shit. Samoa Joe broke Tyson Kidd? That's not good. I thought Joe had a rep for being safe? anyone have any details on what exactly happened?

    Also, that's a fucking shit Raw main event. And, while Brock vs Kofi seems weird, I'm looking forward to finding out if Kofi can jump higher, or if Brock can throw him higher.

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  45. I'm kinda interested to see it. Brock's been facing nothing but the ultimate top tier of guys for years.

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  46. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieJune 4, 2015 at 7:11 AM

    Definitely considering going to that Japan house show, last WWE event I went to was WM28 and the Raw after.

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  47. I'd be in like Flynn for that shit. When I lived in LA for a year, one of the things I really enjoyed was going to WWF house shows at the Sports Arena. Well, a couple were taped and used on Prime Time wrestling. Think I went to 4 shows during that time; had a blast. Yet today, I have no desire to get a cheap ticket and drive for an hour to see who or whatever they're putting on. Go figure. But, I would totally watch on the network.

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  48. Here is the video of Joe killing him with the muscle buster

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ag3U5u1T6Uk

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  49. What SHOULD be on the Network: the entire card
    What WILL be on the Network: Just the NXT Title match

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  50. Wait...Japan is NOT Down Under, and they don't have kangaroos.


    Stop confusing Hoss.

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  51. I'd seen a different clip of the same thing; that what did it?

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  52. Does the muscle buster always go to a flat back bump like that? THat's more of a Pittsburgh Plunge, isn't it?

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  53. Kidd supposedly has a spinal cord injury. He's hoping he doesn't need surgery, but the prognosis is not good. No confirmation the muscle buster did him in, but Joe probably has huge heat now.

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  54. It's wrestling, accidents happen.

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  55. Sick burn. RIP Roman Reigns.

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  56. Kidd got hurt on a Muscle Buster. I don't know if Joe messed up or if Kidd took the move wrong.

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  57. Of course. But no one likes working with someone who has a rep for hurting guys.

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  58. He can bump, he's crazy athletic, and he's a good hand. Kofi's a perfectly cromulent way to get off some ring rust.

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  59. I half-kid. Brock got a really fun match out of Roman, and I haven't written Reigns off at all. I just think he should be doing Cena's US title gimmick.

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  60. I C WAT U DID THERE

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  61. Yea, but it sounds like he hurt a guy, singular. Owen and Austin seriously hurt guys.

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  62. Crikey Mate Down Under AussieJune 4, 2015 at 7:15 AM

    I should really change my name...

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  63. Well yeah...but I'm just sayin, guy ends up with WWE deal against all odds and freaking injures a dude's neck in his first match.

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  64. Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi Kingston



    WTF?!?! Haha.

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  65. True, but Joe doesn't have that rep.

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  66. Part of it is probably who he hurt. Kidd probably has a lot of respect in that locker room. He helped season a lot of NXT guys, and basically fought his way back to relevance from the chopping block and then right when his gimmick and team is starting to come together, this happens to him. It's a shame.

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  67. cromulent - having to do with Crom.



    Not sure what that has to do with Kofi, but ok.

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  68. Poor Joe? Fuck Joe...he gave a smaller guy a pretty massive injury when he should be taking care of him.

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  69. I for one look forward to Brock launching Kofi into the lower atmosphere.

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  70. Do we know if Kidd took the move wrong?

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  71. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Let's make a minute on silence in honor of Kofi Kingston.

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  72. http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/03/politics/ted-cruz-joe-biden-joke-apology/index.html



    Ted Cruz...kind of a dick

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  73. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:17 AM

    Hard to find another human pinball that will be totally cool with getting Bork Smashed to hell and back and know it won't lead to anything at all. Kofi is a company guy, so he will travel to Suplex City without complaint.

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  74. That's why I'm saying I thought Joe had a rep for being safe. If he has heat, as Fuj speculated he might, would this be offset by his previous body of work?

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  75. Who knows...but I'm not feeling bad for "poor Joe".

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  76. It will be the greatest three minutes ever.


    Apparently the story behind this is Brock is going to visit someone in Japan and figured he could rope WWE into paying for the whole thing by working a house show squash.

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  77. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    You'd have to wonder if Kofi was told and was then absolutely distraught he was visiting Suplex City, Japan. I'm sure he didn't plan it when he first had the trip planned.

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  78. Yeah, I was thinking he had found something that was working. Bummer.

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  79. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpzgXVA8eh0

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  80. And Kidd, whether you like him or not, is a very good and skilled worker.

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  81. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 4, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    It was awesome when the MSG Network would air house shows. I think this is a great idea and something they should do more often, especially with overseas tours.

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  82. This is all just speculation. Accidents happen.

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  83. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:18 AM

    Tough to say, but I'd think that they'd have a hard time shrugging off injuring a respected guy in your first match in the company.

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  84. Jesus Christ, and right when he was finally breaking out.


    Before I blame Joe at all, I want to know more about the story and whether it was his fault or not. Because injuries can happen without the other guy's involvement (a high risk top rope move, for example).

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  85. It'll be Brock vs all three of New Day, he'll destroy them and it'll be great.

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  86. I was hoping for Brock's return to be interfering in a big 4 way tag match where Brock just annihilates all 8 guys and then throws the bull like a football.

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  87. No, I don't need Jon Stewart making funny faces while everyone fawns over his latest takedown, thanks.

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  88. My god, Brock is going to throw him up Mount Fuji.

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  89. Really, the only two I'm even remotely interested in are the NXT title match and Brock/Kofi.

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  90. Of course it's speculation. It's a discussion board. Part of what we do, aside from cock talk and slamming each other.

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  91. LOL...that's so Brock.

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  92. Nothing I can find says how he got injured, or who is at fault.


    Everyone is speculating Muscle Buster, but no one's said that definitively.

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  93. Like a Matt Hardy-esque run through the crowd like a fan move where he and Heyman bought tickets.

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  94. FREEBIRD RU-


    You're wrestling who?


    Man, fuck that. You on your own.


    - Xavier Woods

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  95. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:20 AM

    Brock Lesnar, the man who conquered Vince's bank account. The smartest guy in the room.

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  96. Booker T injured Austin his first night in

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  97. Well, that explains WM17, or whenever HHH went over.

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  98. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    Someone on the show better do some old school evil Japanese shit like throwing salts in their opponents eyes or spitting mist or something.

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  99. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:21 AM

    Not only a dick, but possibly the biggest poser in Washington. Hasn't done a single meaningful thing.

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  100. Wrestlemania 19. HHH also injured Jim Ross as payback for low payoffs.

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  101. That's...racist?

    My god, I'm not sure!

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  102. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    That's 500k for 3 minutes, any problems Vince?


    No.

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  103. No, I really don't. Though John Oliver's a much worse offender.

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  104. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:22 AM

    That big and scary with that business acumen? Dude has it made.

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  105. LLOL I don't know if you meant "off Mt Fuji," but up might be better.

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  106. Even though he's an asshole, I like the idea of guys finding ways to get around the boring procedurial slog of a senate and make a name for themselves, even if it meant shutting down the government with no end game.

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  107. I mean, it's not like Joe is going to be fired. It's basically like any other workplace. New guy shows up and (allegedly) fucks up the first day. He probably just made a bad first impression he's going to have to fight against.


    But I'm sure he can work his way out of it. It's just not a good place to be starting out.

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  108. Wait, Brock is going to mount Fuji?


    But...he's an old man! Brock would kill him!

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  109. Is it just me or does Ted Cruz look like a really bad Paul Bearer cosplayer?

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  110. No, I don't. Does he throw in a few f bombs as well?

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  111. I definitely meant up Mount Fuji and Kofi will spend the rest of his days on top of the mountain.

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  112. Brock Lesnar vs. Kofi....HAHAHAHAHA. Talk about a mismatch.


    Good to see that they are putting up these international/house shows on the Network. That's something they should've had in mind when they launched it, but better late than never.

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  113. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    They'd fuck it up and try to throw the mist. We need a professional to handle this. Which means we need Tajiri.

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  114. Look at that face he makes. So punchable.

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  115. That fucking sucks about Tyson Kidd. Dude finally had a cool thing going after doing nothing for close to five years. And even the Hart Dynasty kinda sucked.

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  116. Was anyone able to catch ALL 4 wrestling shows last night? I have no way to watch Lucha Underground, but I'd say TNA won the night, NXT got 2nd, and ROH came in dead last

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  117. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    As long as you don't make kamikaze references like Sonny Oono did you're OK.

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  118. It could actually be a fun match if Brock gives him some offense and the match has some time. Kind of interesting to see Brock up against someone new.

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  119. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:24 AM

    Not a fan, actually.

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  120. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:25 AM

    I just wanna see Seth's face when Brock comes back in a random Raw. Hell, give Brock the MITB.

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  121. Bad all the way around for both guys.


    Is there a history of that move fucking guys up, like the one...oh, shit. I don't remember the name of the guy or the move. He was TNA and is now in Japan. It's kind of like a piledriver, but he falls forward instead, and guys are supposed to avoid tucking their head; they don't, and it looks awful.


    Do we know if the move Joe used has messed guys up before?

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  122. That's fair. Well he's got the other stuff.

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  123. I know business exposure is barely a thing these days, but I still think they'd be squeamish about showing something on TV that would be exactly the same as the arena the next night and the night after.

    Plus... I'd be less likely to go. I'd watch it on TV too probably. And wouldn't spend a ton of money there like I did at the 3 shows I went to in the past year.

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  124. Funny how wrestling logic works (e.g. Japanese wrestlers do the mist)

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  125. Jon Stewart hasn't been funny in years.

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  126. I have no idea.

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  127. Or, hopping down it on a chair or something.

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  128. The appeal for me is how far Brock can throw Kofi around. I do agree that it's fun to see Brock matched up against someone different.

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  129. He's been using the muscle buster for years and I don't remember any problems

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  130. Ha! Roman better have a BURN HEAL.

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  131. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:26 AM

    20 germans is my prediction.

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  132. Awesome. He continues to own Vince.

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  133. The Wednesday Night Wars!

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  134. Didn't watch a second of any show! I'm debating on upgrading my cable for Destination America though

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  135. Do you remember Ahmed vs. 123 Kid years back? I remember Ahmed threw him to the outside. Only he didn't so much throw him as LAUNCH his ass.

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  136. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Neville VS Jericho could be an interesting matchup too.

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  137. I've been calling for Brock to get MITB since WrestleMania, but it won't happen

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  138. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Namely, if he gets tired of Sable, he can pretty much get any chick he wants, Juggernaut style.

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  139. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:27 AM

    Word around is that Jericho only gives a fuck now in house matches.

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  140. For me it's LU -> NXT -> TNA -----> ROH

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  141. TNA won something!

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  142. Watched the muscle buster vid posted below..... it's entirely possible that Joe did the move right and Tyson took the move right and he still got hurt. The human body just isn't meant for this shit.

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  143. 1-2-3 Kid was great for that kinda stuff. I remember him fighting Yokozuna and it looked like Yoko killed him in a few spots.

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  144. Onto CHICAGO for a wedding. Haven't been to this city in a decade and I couldn't get into bars then so I'm looking forward to it!

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  145. I would say someone wearing a partially melted rubber Nixon Halloween mask.

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  146. LU was better than NXT.


    Haven't watched TNA or ROH yet, but the talk was TNA was probably a little better than ROH.


    So either LU or TNA won the night.

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  147. I'm SHOCKED that the WWE let Joe do the muscle buster in the first place

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  148. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Seth is talking about how great he is.




    *cue to Lesnar music*


    Seth is in the plane


    *cue to Lesnar music*

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  149. Owens vs. Balor is the only part of that show confirmed for the Network, still enough for me to check it out. Bought an Owens shirt yesterday, first wrestling shirt I'd bought since 1999.

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  150. Someone else (or maybe you) said on here that it was because of how heavily scripted WWE is now. Jericho wants more freedom than that, so he just does house shows where they give less fucks.

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  151. I imagine it would be quite an honour for Balor to win a WWE title in Sumo Hall. Good bit of business.

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  152. I'm Furthest thing from a Republican but Cruz didn't say anything about Beau Biden. Not sure why it's an issue.

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  153. No TV time restrictions, more freedom to rile up the crowd, what's not to like?

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  154. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Could understand it. I imagine he gets to do what he wants in the ring and doesn't have to deal with all the crappy storylines and scripted promos.

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  155. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    If the show wasn't centered around the gimmick, I'd make him a surprise entrant, have him destroy everyone via ladder suplex after ladder suplex, and win in about 3 minutes.

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  156. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:28 AM

    Cody used to do the move.

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  157. The second part could be a great comedy sketch if it was just some kid playing WWE 2k15 on his mobile Sony device or something.

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  158. Plus bumping all over the chamber the day before must not have help

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  159. Greatest city in the world.

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  160. Because he was mocking a guy the week his son died. That's just terrible timing.

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  161. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:29 AM

    And gets to party when the matches end.

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  162. Remember the guy that broke his neck taking Jannetty's Rocker Dropper all those years back? I read up on that incident and found out what happened.


    The idiot tucked his head. It's no wonder he broke his neck.

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  163. And even if it was, that'd be worth the $9.99 alone!

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  164. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Seth is Mt.Fuji. Brock shows up carrying Yeti's dead body.

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  165. I hear good things. I mean I thought it was awesome when I went last time but I was 17

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  166. Yeah, I know Jericho was supposed to be wrestling Balor, but this is a good substitute.

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  167. BTW someone posts all the full episodes of LU on Dailymotion the next day. At least that was still going on the last time I checked.

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  168. Set the pizza debate aside (let's face it, all pizza is awesome) and get a legit Chicago hot dog. It's the best in the world, and it's what Chicago SHOULD be known for.

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  169. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    That's how all those people hurt themselves taking the Styles Clash. It's the one move where you DONT tuck your head, cause if you do it messes you up.

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  170. !!!

    http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/doctor-who-collectors/images/a/af/Mark_of_the_rani_uk_vhs.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20091114030345

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  171. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:30 AM

    Brock kills everyone at MITB, cashes in the same night to kill Seth. HITC rematch at SS.

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  172. I'll try one when I get there!

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  173. Bad news about Kidd. What's with WWE not disclosing injuries?

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  174. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONJune 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    I was gonna say poor Sami, they got this great storyline planned out and now with his injury it can't play out with him getting the title back from Owens...but then they directions to go from here are all great on their own. Sami debuting on the main roster to take out Owens and continuing the rivalry would be great, but also I'd really like to see a quick program between him and Balor, too.

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  175. I have a theory that the GOP has so many presidential candidates so that the press can't just gang up on one of them like Romney in the past and their nominee can get to the general unscathed. Might be a great strategy.

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  176. Theberzerker, #1 HUSS CHOMPIONJune 4, 2015 at 7:31 AM

    Gotta make sure it's not just a fatty deposit first.

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  177. I just don't get it. I think about taking that move and it's really just flopping flat onto your belly. You barely have to do anything. Tucking your head doesn't even make sense in any way, shape, or form.

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  178. Take a Z-Pak, Tyson.

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  179. I really hate they are only allowing ten people debate. They need to do two night primaries and mix and match candidates until people drop out

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  180. ThebrazilianpsychoJune 4, 2015 at 7:32 AM

    It's basic instinct, most moves you gotta tuck your head.

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  181. Well, its not like Roger Goodell is around to force them to do an injury report.

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  182. Buffalo HopscotchJune 4, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    Seems to be natural instinct most times. Always tuck your head, so it probably becomes second nature in the ring.

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  183. Mr. Perfect (ish)June 4, 2015 at 7:33 AM

    It's the perfect way to use a guy who isn't around often, because Rollins would (kayfabe) have zero idea if he were there or not.

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  184. To protect Joe, I imagine.

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