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Dear Dark Lord and Savior,

Been reading your stuff since you were in kindergarten. My friend and I are two ex indie workers and current comics who have a podcast that is dedicated to the worst moments, gimmicks and PPVs ever. Like the brilliant Wrestlecrap, but we spend more time dissecting them, and in podcast form. We were wondering if we could please get a plug in? You can even mention Kevin Owens in the response so you get more clicks. Thanks!

https://m.soundcloud.com/obtuse-angles-1/the-obtuse-angles-podcast-episode-9-the-most-non-pc-wrestling-gimmicks-of-all-time


Kevin Owens isn't even that much of a ratings draw on the blog.  Roman Reigns is still the king of that, oddly enough.  

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  1. Does anyone else feel like Mick Foley would have been screwed in current WWE?


    Austin? Possibly OK.
    Rock? Possibly OK (they definitely wanted to push him, but I don't know if WWE would let him choose his gimmick like he did)
    Foley, though? Completely screwed, because he got something over that it seems like they picked for failure.


    Say what you want about the Attitude Era -- but back then, when someone hit, they let them run with it.


    Now, they actively stand in the way of people who WANT to succeed.


    It's a really bizarre time.

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  2. Barrett is one of my favorite guys on the roster, and I share the emailer's frustration. I knew, from day one on NXT, he was a better talker than 90% of the active roster. He can cut promos, he's a solid in-ring hand with a pretty good history of ***-plus matches under his belt, has a great look (the few girls I watch wrestling with on occasion swoon over him), has an over finisher and has been over with the crowd either as a heel or a "cool heel" at various times.

    Really frustrating situation.

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  3. I've learned over the last couple years that I'm just not a Greg Pak fan. I didn't like World War Hulk, I was completely unmoved and unimpressed by his highly acclaimed first few issues of Action Comics, and I HATE Batman/Superman. That arc with the Toyman and Mongul was just atrocious, at least in my opinion.

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  4. Another great example is Dusty. Can you imagine how pissed they'd be now if someone came from a rival company, was sent out there with polka dots and Sweet Sapphire and still got better crowd reactions than 75% of the roster? He'd be buried so fast.

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  5. Has he gotten strangely skinny recently?

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  6. I think it's in everyone's best interest if Barrett, Ziggler, Ryder, Fandango and a few other guys just kinda go away for awhile. Or for good.

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  7. Barrett should have come back as a face from injury. They should have had a heel IC champ ready for him to feud with. The heel champ could be bragging about how great he is no one can challenge him. Out of nowhere Barrett's music plays "I got some bad news for ya. I recovered from injury and I'm getting my belt back." The audience would be behind him big time. This seemed like such a simply story to right, I dont know why they seemed so dead set on bringing someone the audience wanted to cheer as a heel. Same with Cesaro from last year as well. Thank God they didn't have this mindset when people wanted to cheer for the heel Austin in 96-97.

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  8. He's a lot more ripped than he used to be but yeah, he did lose a lot of mass.

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  9. Didn't Barrett get depushed because he had the nerve to get a concussion or am I confusing him with Ziggler?

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  10. There's no explanation for it


    - Wins IC title
    - Jobs in every single match (I think literally) as champion
    - Lose IC title
    - Job indefinitely
    - Win King of The Ring
    - Job indefinitely


    There simply cannot be a reasonable explanation

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  11. It seems that everybody who shows amazing personality on the JBL & Renee/Cole Show seems to get no chance to actually show that personality - Barrett, Cesaro, Cody Rhodes and Heath Slater come to mind.

    Maybe there is a JBL curse (which Renee didn't catch, because she is clearly amazing.

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  12. The Bad News thing was getting hot, he found the big time gimmick and then they just buried it.


    Defies all logic how they treat the guy. He lost all heat and credibility, but they think sticking a belt or a crown on him will keep him strong.


    As discussed before, they are doing the same thing with Sheamus. He can lose all he wants! He has a briefcase!

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  13. Amazing what happens when you have a little competition.

    Austin has said that he's not sure he could have survived in today's WWE. Austin. Imagine if he had cut his Austin 3:16 promo, and then he gets backstage and is told "Whoah, whoah, whoah. Easy there, you're the ringmaster. I don't know what this Austin 3:16 shit is, but cut it out."

    That's what happens to guys now. They have a moment that in any other era would have made them, and then they get reset. Sandow breaks out as Mizdow? Have him give a promo where he first ridicules his earlier incarnations, then have him revert to his earlier incarnations.

    Ziggler gets nuclear pops after taking out team authority? He's back to his usual mid card stalwart status within a month or two.

    Daniel Bryan had to blow up several times, with each blast being greater than the last, before they finally allowed him to change into a real character.

    Nobody hates anybody else because no one has characters that interact. I can still tell you who hated who in the Attitude Era because feuds carried over. I could tell you why Rock hated Foley and why Foley changed the Rock's mind eventually. I can tell you why HHH hated the Rock, Austin etc. I can tell you these things because the things that happened in a feud, more or less, carried over to the next time the two faced off.

    But when everyone gets reset, when feuds always end in a tie, and when nobody really remembers any grudges, then you don't have characters. You have the idea of characters, but not characters.

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  14. I honestly think WWE is terrified of any one wrestler getting over. I mean OVER. Like Austin/Rock over. Vince clearly wants WWE as a brand to be the draw, not the individual superstars. Because he is an increasingly paranoid control freak. So anytime a wrestler starts to get hot, they pump the breaks. Zack Ryder, Bray Wyatt, CM Punk, Bad News Barrett, etc. the list goes on and on. No wonder Vince hates Daniel Bryan so much. he was the one guy the crowd would simply not give up on. This is all Bobby Lashley's fault.

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  15. James M. FabianoJune 17, 2015 at 1:22 PM

    Barrett has it good compared to guys like Sandow and Ryder, and Ziggler.
    When things like this happen, I wonder if a mass exodus of these guys would be enough to save TNA at the last minute or something.

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  16. I've been saying for a while that the entire WWE midcard needs to be jettisoned. Barrett, Ziggler, Cody, Ryder, Fandango, Sheamus, etc. have been pushed and depushed trading wins with one another in the midcard, amassing so many meaningless secondary titles in the process, that nobody could possibly care about any of them anymore. The NXT guys are more than ready to fill those spots. The company needs to hit the 'reset' button in the worst way. It's like 1995 all over again. This era of guys just flat out failed (through no fault of their own).

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  17. James M. FabianoJune 17, 2015 at 1:25 PM

    And Lesnar the first time. And Rock to a degree (both have the double whammy of leaving WWE AND not needing them to be insanely successful elsewhere)

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  18. He had the nerve to dislocate his elbow b/c Big Show tossed Dolph Ziggler on him once.

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  19. James M. FabianoJune 17, 2015 at 1:27 PM

    I'd actually say all of the above would be better off in TNA (oh god, I sound like my friend's boyfriend now). But of course that is anything but the case now.

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  20. James M. FabianoJune 17, 2015 at 1:30 PM

    See also: RVD during the inVasion.

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  21. I like to daydream about a multi millionaire wrestling fan (probably Arabic) who buys out a bunch of WWE wrestlers and starts his own promotion/TV show straight away thanks to family connects/money

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  22. James M. FabianoJune 17, 2015 at 1:32 PM

    Yeah, like I said, it sucks that everyone else is even MORE incompetent or flawed, say what you will about WWE. They could go to the indies, but 1) less exposure and 2) it would suck for certain fans...long story! Just hashtag #RIR on Facebook...

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  23. Vince didn't have the luxury of pushing whoever HE wanted, the audience be damned, back in 1994. He also had to ride out any wrestler, angle, etc. that was hot because business was in a slump. With no fire under his ass, he simply doesn't care to change things anymore.

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  24. Yeah, but it fucked up lawn mower blades. So, there's that.

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  25. "No wonder Vince hates Daniel Bryan so much"

    He does? News to me.

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  26. If you ever wonder why insurance premiums are high, it's because sometimes people make totally false claims, where the Insured is in no way to blame, and then don't accept the 50k "just go away" offer, and instead keep the company tied up in court for over a decade, costing the company over 1M in lawyers fees just to get an ultimate settlement of .. less than 50k.

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  27. You should know these things already.

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  28. I found it hilarious a few years ago when he was on True Blood, and they killed him off like 3 episodes in.

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  29. Thaddeus MountainJune 17, 2015 at 1:48 PM

    Just sweated through two layers of protective clothing at work. It's like someone dumped a bucket of water down my back.

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  30. In my office, I know more than the IT helpdesk for 99% of anything that comes up, but I have to go through the rigmarole of calling them, asking them to remotely log into my machine, and then telling them what to do, because I can't get dispensation for admin rights. Cretins.

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  31. Not much about today's product annoys me more than poor Damien Sandow. He finally breaks out as an individual, gets the fans behind him... and then they have his gimmick be "mockingly repeat everything the other guy says in an annoying voice like his is seven." It was infuriating. I know Vince loves money, but why doesn't he love the idea of making more money off of guys that get popular?

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  32. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 17, 2015 at 1:50 PM

    In addition to the regular pull of books I'm getting this week, I'm also considering picking up the Batgirl trade collecting the new creative team's first arc. I hear it's really good and would be a great primer before the June 24 issue of Batgirl comes out.

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  33. Sometimes it's about not looking wrong. You have to take it to the limit to not look wrong.

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  34. I figured it was people like me when I was young.


    When I was 20, I rented a car, for the week, saying I was going to visit some family in NC. I lived in MD. But I actually did was drive out to OH, then WI, then down to OK for a wedding. Then drove back. An idiot friend drove the car with the parking brake on for 3 hours before I woke up and realized what he was doing.

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  35. Just got through watching Wolves on Showtime. Great underrated gem of a horror movie that's better than most of the godawful horror films that get big theatrical runs (looking at you, It Follows).


    And Merritt Patterson is somebody that should totally be a bigger star.

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  36. Probably not, but in my head most of my fellow rasslin' fans are 300 pound sweathogs. Whether that's actually the case I have no idea.

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  37. Reports are HBO are making a drive to get Bill Simmons. Seems to make sense.


    Although nobody is big enough to seriously affect HBO's numbers I assume.

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  38. The booking where he beat HHH and Orton and Batista and won the world title at WrestleMania?

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  39. Well, Barrett certainly has it better than Sandow and Ryder--but he's more marketable and more talented than either of them. I wouldn't say he has it better than Ziggler, who at least has a memorable World title win and Survivor Series win under his belt.

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  40. Clark O'BrienJune 17, 2015 at 2:01 PM

    New 52 Superman is probably the blandest the character has been in years. People have got so hung up on the "Boy Scout" comparisons they seem to think it's okay to take the heart out of the character.Also aanything drawn by JRJr is an instant no buy for me, he actually gets worse every year to the point he will soon just draw cubes completely black from crosshatching.

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  41. Keep suing, everyone! My county makes boatloads of sweet, sweet lawsuit money!

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  42. Really though, she's just spent many 100's of thousands of her own dollars to have a judge tell her that she's wrong.

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  43. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 17, 2015 at 2:04 PM

    JRJr's art on the most recent Superman arc has probably been the second worst run of art on Superman I've ever seen (after John Byrne's 2005 run). His style just doesn't seem right with Superman.

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  44. Tom Brady will be free for at least the first few weeks of football season, maybe they'll try to get Tom to co-host with Bill, that would make Bill take the deal in a heartbeat.

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  45. The booking where Vince was forced to change plans at the 11th hour when it became obvious that the fans would not accept his attempts to bury Bryan and shuffle him out of the title picture, turn him heel and make him a lackey to Bray Wyatt, and give his catchphrase to the Big Show. Then immediately after he wins the title, he is booked like a clown fart running scared from Kane of all people like a teenager in a Jason movie. That booking, yes.

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  46. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 17, 2015 at 2:07 PM

    Barrett and Sandow getting depushed make no fucking sense at all. Barrett can talk and has Vince's wet dream body, and Sandow is just fucking phenomenal at the sport-entertainment/character stuff. Forget just Mizdow and the impressions--- his run as the Intellectual Savior was over too, other than the fact that they turned him into a job boy.

    It's at a point where there's no way to even try to figure out why they operate the way they do creatively, aside from Vince being fucking petty and nuts, and Stephanie being a raging moron.

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  47. Reminds me of when they told Armando Alejandro Estrada to stop saying his name because the crowd was singing along. NOBODY CHEERS HEELS UNLESS I SAY SO GODDAMMIT

    Fuck Vince and his cronies. As long as he's alive, I don't give a shit about the current product.

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  48. Impromptu purchase to the Indians-Cubs game tonight!

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  49. What is the difference between WWE Countdown and The WWE list?

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  50. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 17, 2015 at 2:09 PM

    One counts up, one counts down?

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  51. And now you have Batista, who can freely avoid working with them if he chooses ever again. Vince must have had a stroke that Batista became a movie star and not Cena

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  52. For Barrett, Wade see Birchill, Paul. Except Barrett has won more secondary titles, but they both were given gimmicks and left to die, and got over with them.

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  53. Belee_Matt!_INDEED!!!June 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    One is called WWE Countdown, the other is called The WWE List.

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  54. You clearly haven't seem Barrett lately.

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  55. Shelton BenjaminJune 17, 2015 at 2:11 PM

    We'll get that flying elephant thing around the world map in HD!

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  56. You have a strange way of looking at things.

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  57. for barrett

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  58. in addition

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  59. I think it was Nash who said Vince would rather have a half empty arena filled with people cheering for his guys than a full arena of people cheering who they want

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  60. Shelton BenjaminJune 17, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    WWE 2000 was missing the Undertaker. Well, the Undertaker in principle, but maybe with a different sort of gimmick.

    Man, I wonder if that guy will ever return!

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  61. It wouldn't be so bad if he was losing to new guys like Neville or in a semimain event feud like against reigns and defending the authority.

    However, he is losing to rtruth who hopefully doesn't have much time left on his career. Ditto for guys like show and Kane.

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  62. Shelton BenjaminJune 17, 2015 at 2:13 PM

    Also, Rock passes out

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  63. Countdown counts from 10 to 1. List lists 10 to 1

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  64. Finishing Countdown will get you a high school diploma in West Virginia, the WWE List is only worth a GED.

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  65. :: heavy sigh ::


    ...motherfucker...

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  66. Stranger In The AlpsJune 17, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    WWE Countdown counts down to #1. WWE List is just a list of stuff that you probably don't really need to know and will make you dumber for having watched. Ex: "Trendiest divas".

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  67. Kris Bryant home run time at the Jake, BABAY!!!!

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  68. I thought Starfire was fun, but I'm biased by the fact that Emanuela Lupacchino is drawing a book I have even the slightest interest in once again. I loved her work on X-Factor, but then she got stuck on Supergirl for a bit, a book I had no interest in outside of the Red Lantern arc. Once again I can enjoy her art on an ongoing basis! Now if only she'd come to an American con I could attend. Does anyone know how to say "I want to suck your elbow" in Italian?

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  69. His size loss doesn't get your dick hard anymore??

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  70. Marveen PonderosaJune 17, 2015 at 2:20 PM

    Countdown people do it like this, but List people do it like this.

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  71. I wonder why TNA never approached one of those guys or did they?

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  72. Fat, Ugly Inner-City SweathogJune 17, 2015 at 2:22 PM

    Eat my ass

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  73. Countdown goes 10, 9, 8, 7, 6....while list goes ten, nine, eight, seven, six....that little bitty thing, it's not the same

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  74. One arguably has a point in ranking things. The other is just a bunch of stuff for no reason.

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  75. It will never make sense to me how Vince doesn't want to make MORE money.

    Ryder gets over and has two pages of merch that is actually selling... shirts, glasses, foam fists, wig hats, you name it. He was one of the top sellers. So he gets buried and is down to one t-shirt, which is more than he had for a while.

    Fans get behind Bad News Barrett? Make him a loser!

    Fans get behind Cesaro? Swing gets over and gets him a cool nickname that will sell on t-shirts? Make the shirts, then stop him from using the move for a while two weeks later!



    Fans get behind Mizdow? Make "Stunt Double" t-shirts that quickly become outdated, and bury him with a bad Macho Man impression!


    Obviously Vince has figured out how to make money, but he could make so much more. it just boggles my mind. It's okay to give the fans what they want sometimes, because they will give you more money in exchange.

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  76. Stranger In The AlpsJune 17, 2015 at 2:25 PM

    Have a good time and Memorial Stadium and tell Andre Thornton I said hello.

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  77. I'm an honestly awful leader for this lol.

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  78. The home security company I used to work for got sued by an Indian tribe because of metal detectors we had installed in a high school on their reservation at which a shooting took place (the infamous Red Lake Massacre). I still have no idea what their case was, as the shooter (a student) set off the metal detector as he entered the building. A security guard responded to the alarm and was shot & killed by the student, who then killed a teacher and five students before killing himself. The case against my company was thrown out, but not before the tribe had spent nearly a million dollars in legal fees, and about $100,000 spent on our company's part. It basically led to our office being shut down & me losing that job, because the owner decided to outsource his alarm monitoring to a company in Minneapolis.

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  79. I think the bigger question is "why does Vince NOT want to push Barrett?" It is literally Roman Reigns and nobody else in his mind? What an idiot.

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  80. I'm not a JRJR fan, but I really liked Johns' Superman despite the art. I also LOVED Unchained, but that was noncanon, apparently. The main N52 stuff has been largely bad or just not for me.

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  81. Kyle Shortbus KincaidJune 17, 2015 at 2:29 PM

    Thanks for the plug!! Roman Reigns!

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  82. Camp Cleveland... http://38.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lte8doWT071qabpivo1_r1_250.gif Too bad you're not going to be there for a Kluber start

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  83. I'm seeing a taping of @midnight today. The guests are Alison Rosen, Greg fitzsimmons and spike ferensten.
    They tape at 3pm and 7pm.

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  84. Same at my place of work. Its incredibly irritating that I know I can fix it myself, but instead I might have wait all day to get a phone call back.

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  85. Maybe this will make Simmons write more columns and mailbags.

    I would have liked to read his take on lebron not winning mvp, Warriors winning, and the entourage movie.

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  86. Ryder being NXT-ed the last few weeks has been fun. Those fans seem to be appreciating him, and he's being used in a tag team to help get somebody else over and kind of refind his footing. It's nice. NXT wouldn't hurt with a few more vets going down, like Slater and Fandango, maybe even a diva like Layla that isn't really getting used but would be a decent "old pro" to go with the new girls.

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  87. if none of those things are readily apparent to you, then look no further than the 2015 Royal Rumble. Would any superstar who Vince truly backed as a top guy get that kind of treatment for what should have been a blockbuster comeback from injury? Imagine Triple H returning from his quad injury in 2002 and being back-bridged over the top rope by Chuck Palumbo in the first half of the match. It's inconceivable.

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  88. TNA only approaches people who have been released from WWE

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  89. Do you think I'm Vince McMahon?

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  90. In all fairness, I'm sure the LAST thing Vince wants is Cena becoming a movie star.

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  91. In retrospect, WWE's failure to utilize Ryder to his potential and his eventual burial was where Vince really "lost it."

    Don't want the guy to be WWE champion? Fine, he probably doesn't "deserve" to be. But Ryder could've been used so much better to make him a popular midcard act that would've drawn good money for YEARS.

    The other examples you mentioned are additional evidence. But as far as I'm concerned, it all seemed to start with Ryder.

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  92. Reports:


    One David Lee, available to good home. Please contact Golden State Warriors to learn more.

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  93. Um, he beat HHH, Orton and Batista to win the world title. Vince clearly hates him.

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  94. Worst_in_the_WorldJune 17, 2015 at 2:36 PM

    It really sucks that the entire genre of pro wrestling only has one major TV show (WWE) and all the creative direction comes from this one fucking petty out of touch moron.

    It'd be as if Uwe Boll was the only guy directing movies.

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  95. And really, that says it all.

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  96. 4 up votes in a half hour says otherwise.

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  97. Poontang your ass on out of here

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  98. I agree. I would love to see a situation where the current midcard and the NXT guys gradually switch places. The WWE midcard gets some desperately needed fresh blood without the geek stink, and the current geeks can be potentially salvaged with some awesome booking in NXT and maybe come back down the line when people forget what losers they are.

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  99. For a company that loves to relive the Attitude Era, it's funny that they lost sight that they had a roster full of popular guys who moved merch, heel or face, top guy or midcard acts.

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  100. Vince got tired of seeing wrestlers leave and make money for other people (Rock, Lesnar, Lashley, Morrison, etc.) His solution is to keep everyone at the same level of mediocrity so nobody becomes "bigger than the brand."

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  101. Judging by falling ratings year over year, sounds like a bold strategy, Cotton.

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  102. Christian in 2005 was Zack Ryder before Zack Ryder ever Zack Ryder'ed.

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  103. Yup. Ryder would've gotten a New Age Outlaws-level push if he were around in the Attitude Era. And guess what? The Outlaws made a shit-ton of money in the late 1990s, probably just from merch alone.

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  104. He did actually. For one match. He fought the Miz. Then that was immediately forgotten about which I always thought was strange. But that one night and maybe a couple in Britain he was full face.

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  105. I went to WM21 wanting to get a Captain Charisma shirt; no stand sold them, even though they had the Jericho hockey jerseys he hadnt worn in four years

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  106. I think more and more we are seeing that Vince never really understood the Attitude Era or necessarily wanted to go in that direction. he did it at the urging of Shane McMahon and Vince Russo, and out of desperation, but within 5 years of buying out his competition, he went right back to muscular patriotic cartoon character babyface vanquishing big ugly heels. Because that is the one and only good idea he ever came up with.

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  107. That makes a lot of sense.

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  108. Countdown pretty much has to be delineated numerically, while a list could simply be bullet points.

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  109. Every time Kevin Nash brings this up in a shoot interview, I cringe because it's so true it's scary.

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  110. Here's the thing, Barrett can get ANYTHING over. He's set for life. And will get a main event run simply through longevity.

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  111. Marcum vs some guy on the Cubs I've never heard of

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  112. Ah, NFL Live reminding me that Suh is in Miami. Nice to see garbage settling in at the garbage dump.

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  113. Suffers from defensive deficiencies

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  114. You been reading some Peter Gammons recently? What are your thoughts on Mike Torres going from the Yankees to the Red Sox for the 78 season?

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  115. There's a guy who draws a fiiiiiine
    All the time
    Suh Suh Sudio!

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  116. It's just amazing that in the current WWE landscape, longevity and perceived "loyalty" trumps all. I have nothing but respect for Kane as a performer, and he has given me years of entertainment, but he should have been transitioned into a legit backstage corporate role years ago. Imagine how much more effective the current 'Director of Operations' storyline would be if somebody fresh like Barrett was inserted in that role.

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  117. I'm still struggling to figure out how Kane is supposed to fit a Director of Operations working for the corporate authority of the company character.

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  118. It's nice when you look at your text messages and you get a special photo from your wife.

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  119. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 17, 2015 at 2:55 PM

    I like getting those special photos from your wife, too.


    /parallax

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  120. Come to think of it, that would explain a lot.

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  121. AverageJoeEverymanJune 17, 2015 at 2:56 PM

    pretty sure that was Ziggler you are thinking about.

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  122. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 17, 2015 at 2:57 PM

    Have fun. Hope it's entertaining. How they managed to keep that show running past one week is anyone's guess.

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  123. "Yep Mode" Abeyance Brown ©June 17, 2015 at 2:58 PM

    Make the King of the Mountain match for a number one contenders spot.

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  124. What's ironic is that he's BEGGED for both Lesnar and Rock to come back, giving them as much money as possible to come back or stick around as long as possible. You'd think helping more guys get out of WWE to make a name for themselves elsewhere would be a bonus. They come back as a fresh face, bigger than ever, and sell more tickets as a result.

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  125. OMGUPVOTES!

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  126. He also stopped being a vegan years ago.

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  127. It's a good show to watch. Comedians make fun of today's topics has been around for decades.

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  128. I did jack shit today, and I did it well. Here's to two weeks of sick time per year.

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  129. not funny marv

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  130. I've also seen the tonight show with jay leno live (back in the 90s), politically incorrect, weakest link with wwe wrestlers, and gotten paid for sitting in new shows that no one has really heard of.

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  131. I will hunt you down.

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  132. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 17, 2015 at 3:03 PM

    Me? Or parallax?

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  133. That parallax fellow. I am crazy like Randy Savage.

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  134. It's crazy to think Kurt has been gone from WWE that long. He's been gone longer then he was there.

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  135. A guy saying boner can get way more upvote, so ...

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  136. I liked them too.

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  137. So sick of watching Barrett lose to R-Truth.

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  138. Owens win tonight and Blake & Murphy and Bliss beat Carmella & the other 2. On LU underground Puma win 4 to 3 falls after El Patron return and attack mundo. Enjoy your evening

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  139. Caitlyn Jenner?

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  140. Extant1979 - Extreme SuperstarJune 17, 2015 at 3:07 PM

    Unpredictable. I like it.

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  141. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    It has it's moments, depends on who the guests are.

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  142. Barrett has gotten too lean and his thighs aren't meaty enough for Vince's tastes.

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  143. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 17, 2015 at 3:09 PM

    King of the Road? More like King of the Throne, because that gimmick and the entire company is nothing but shit.

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  144. It's King of the Mountain

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  145. Not for nothing, but you may wanna talk to your wife if she's sending "special photos" to other guys.

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  146. http://www.crushable.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Justin-Bieber-fighting-GIF.gif

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  147. Maria Bello loves the ladies too? This is awesome, glad it's just not just androgynous chicks like Miley and KStew coming out. I'm all in favor of hot lesbians; HLA HLA HLA

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  148. To be fair, Christian did get to main event a PPV versus John Cena for the WWE title in 2005 and was all over television. Ryder wishes he got to half that level

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  149. Enough Marv !

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  150. 15% increase in ratings? That's pretty impressive for a short term spike. I watched Raw on Daily Motion yesterday and enjoyed most of it. It kinda helps when the commercials are cut out and I'm not staring at the blog for almost the entire 3 hours. Seth's promo got a shit-ton of heat, Owens/Ziggler rocked and the powerbomb on MGK was hilarious. Even R-Truth made me laugh with his clueless King act when he didn't even know he had a match.

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  151. Stranger In The AlpsJune 17, 2015 at 3:13 PM

    I feel that Mike Torres is going to help the Red Sox win the AL East, which might go right up until the last day of the season.

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  152. Stranger In The AlpsJune 17, 2015 at 3:14 PM

    I'll send you a few of my wife, it will even things out.

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  153. Because he's a tenured employee of almost 20 years? Of course, this overlooks the fact that he once set a co-worker on fire, electrocuted the testicles of the boss's son, tombstone piledrove his wife on a steel ramp, was revealed to have raped a corpse, etc. among other offenses.

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  154. Hell, look at Jericho. Vince is so desperate for stars that he'll basically let Jericho - who was never really on Vince's A-list - that he lets Jericho dictate his own schedule

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  155. Because they are in contract with WWE and making more money thant what TNA could ever give them ?

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  156. Stranger In The AlpsJune 17, 2015 at 3:16 PM

    Becoming lesbian appears to be the "cool" thing to do now. Because penises are gross and ugly.

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  157. usually they are A) Black

    THAT'S IT! Push Barrett as a black man!

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  158. They gave him the Bad News gimmick and then took it away from him
    because it was getting over. Not "despite" it getting over, mind you,
    BECAUSE it was getting over and they didn't want people chanting along
    with his catchphrase.


    Reading shit like this and I have to ask what is the point of any of this then? What reaction would have been acceptable for this other than being over for these people?

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  159. Does anyone here own a PS4? How are Alien Isolation and Infamous: Second Son?

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  160. Are you saying this blog might temper your enjoyement of pro-wrestling ?

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  161. Don't worry, this probably leads to them becoming a wacky tag team.

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  162. Not at all. I find the blog just as entertaining when slogging through a bad episode.

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  163. Ok nevermind then

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  164. Glad you liked it. Live tunnels tend to be a wind tunnel. It's more fun without a sounding board.

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  165. If they really wanted to make it interesting the match would be for a WWE Contract.

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  166. I want to make a special announcement to the blog. I am a lesbian on the inside and I like women. Thank you.

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  167. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 17, 2015 at 3:21 PM

    I don't think I could name a single player on the Cubs except for that rookie, and I'm not even sure about him. Chris Bryant?

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  168. It's not that the blog is tempering my enjoyment of the show, it's just that I'm usually so preoccupied with the entertaining comments that I barely pay attention to it.

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  169. Speak for yourself, mine's handsome as fuck.

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  170. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 17, 2015 at 3:22 PM

    The billions they spend on shitty TV ads isn't helping either.

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  171. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 17, 2015 at 3:23 PM

    Or the paycheck they should have already got.

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  172. King of the Mountain's back? MAH-MAH-MAH-MAH-MY WORLD

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  173. Stranger In The AlpsJune 17, 2015 at 3:25 PM

    I really have no clue why women, who previously were known to be straight, suddenly go lesbian.

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  174. I am actually a albino dolphin.

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  175. Adam "Colorado" CurryJune 17, 2015 at 3:27 PM

    I've been asking my mom that for nearly 20 years and have yet to get an answer.

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  176. Yeah I know. Still, it sucks when one guy gets a bunch of upvotes and you dont get any. Ive been down that road many times. We all have.

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  177. Let me introduce you to a Mr. Seth Rollins.

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  178. Ha, I still remember that joke of a film "In the Name of the King" or whatever that had Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, and Burt Reynolds.

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  179. You're right though... trendy. But that's been the case for girls of a certain age forever.

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  180. In KStew's defense she clearly did not want to be outed by her mom like that. That's why the mom's trying to backpedal lol.


    Miley appears to be doing it for the attention.

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  181. http://origin.funnymemes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/cat-memes-i-am-now-an-airplane.jpg

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  182. It's true that no one is ever completely ruined, they can make him a star again tomorrow if they wanted. Still... doesn't make it any less frustrating

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  183. Lol. I do Desktop support in my office. How fast I fix their shit often has to do with how high their position is, how much I like them, or if they are a hot female.

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  184. That's what I call her!

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  185. The Warriors showed the Seth Rollins promo during their pregame film session yesterday.

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  186. The world is fair on a dollar by dollar basis. Every dollar buys an equal amount of fairness...although it's so tiny that you usually need several thousand just to move the needle.

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  187. Can you imagine when he dies? All jokes aside with him being immortal and shit. They're going to act like the greatest person in the history of people died. I wonder if they'll let a heel say he is burning in hell like they dud when Eddie died.

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  188. I thought they were competing for their paycheck

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  189. New theory... the flooding of dick pics probably doesn't help.


    I seriously can't believe any guy has ever done that. Absurd.

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  190. http://cheezburger.com/8504957184/funny-facebook-fail-math-time-microwave



    Another argument in favor of Eugenics.

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  191. Are you kidding? That's the kind of stuff that makes you executive material these days.

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  192. Ugh. Why do old guys insist on walking around the locker room naked?

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  193. Marveen PonderosaJune 17, 2015 at 3:33 PM

    I don't think it's insistence so much as truly having stopped giving all fucks.

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  194. Plus, if you had a select few guys at the tippy top that you NEED to be in certain spots? Heel/face/etc, then ok steer it the way you want, but meandering around in the mid card, how could it be anything but a good thing someone's getting something over? It just boggles my mind Vince got to where he has sometimes

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