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Scooby Doo Wrestlemania Mystery

OK, so I caved and got this one, and my god, it was 100x better than it had any right to be.  It didn't take itself seriously at all, the mystery aspect was actually pretty solid, and it was funny!  Sin Cara's interpretive dance routine (with translation from John Cena) describing the epic fight between SIN CARA GRANDE and a giant bear might have been the highlight, but Miz getting repeatedly humiliated was also great.  Also, the total insanity of someone trying to stop Wrestlemania by turning out the lights and then the whole thing turning into a giant trainwreck (It's now a cage match!)  which was apparently NOT a failure.  Not to mention the entire concept of WWE City, complete with its own code of laws (apparently anyone accused of any crime can fight Kane with no training to prove their innocence).  Even the Scooby aspects were well done (pointing out that they all wear the same clothes, Shaggy and Scooby raging against their constant role as trap bait -- "The hair still hasn't grown back in some places!").  I think it's by far the best WWE production they've done.  They actually embraced their own cartoonish ridiculousness for once and it worked.  

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  1. Scott, I love you but you if git this strictly for yourself and not your daughters interest, I might have to reconsider my fandom

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  2. WWE:"Crap, the internet likes it."

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  3. If they don't turn WWE City laws into a real-life match, I will be shocked, that is GENIUS.

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  4. I loved this movie, it was so over the top it was awesome. BTW there is nothing wrong with animation being watched by adults.

    I am wondering if we're going to get a random cameo or reference at Wrestlemania, just imagine during a random interview, we see Sin Cara battling a giant red bear in the background.

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  5. Mister_E_Studd_Got100ProblemsMarch 30, 2014 at 3:24 PM

    Meh, you lost me at Sin Cara.

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  6. I'm hard pressed to ever imagine myself watching this but writing for Scooby Doo meet celebrity X type movies is probably the perfect spot for most of wwe creative so I'm not surprised it was good.

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  7. Ah c'mon! When I was a kid, I loved wrestling and Scooby Doo. I'm not surprised someone enjoyed it, just (pleasantly) surprised it was actually enjoyable. Now I might actually check it out.

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  8. Mystery Incorporated is a pretty good cartoon. Especially towards the end when it's mostly them just fighting Cthulhu.

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  9. Don't they do that now? Shake hands wrong and you have to job to the Big Show?

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  10. As punishment, tonight, you'll be facing... KANE!!! Real storylines crossing over into Scooby-Doo.

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  11. I honestly didn't see the bad guy being who it was, either!

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  12. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMarch 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    Should've been Teddy Long making folks go one on one...

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  13. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMarch 30, 2014 at 4:28 PM

    .....WITH DAH UNDAHTAKAH! HOLLA HOLLA!

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  14. davidbonzaisaldanamontgomeryMarch 30, 2014 at 4:29 PM

    Yeah, I can't wait to see this myself. I'll always have a soft spot for Scooby-Doo crossovers.


    Velma: "My glasses! I can't see without my glasses!"
    Johnny Bravo: "My glasses! I can't be seen without my glasses!"

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  15. I believe a Flintstones one is on tap for next year.

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  16. This needs Eric S. to do a ten page treatise on.

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  17. But Teddy Long only makes tag team matches playa

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  18. Your teddy longs wife post should be reposted annually. Greatest post in BoD history

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  19. Could I say post a few more times?

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  20. That is so far from the craziest thing on that show. Do yourself a favor and dedicate a night to Netflixing it. Some highlights:


    *That time when Teenage Che Guevarra's rock band crashes HP Lovecraft's lecture to sing a protest song about Cthulu, but then Cthulu attacks.


    *That time where there's a Terminator dog and Scooby fights it in a power loader.


    *That time when they meet Blue Falcon re-imagined as Frank Miller's Batman… and Dynomutt is still the exact same goof he's been since the 70s.


    *That time blaxsploitation DJ/hero Angel Dynamite fights off killer Nazi robots using CD shurikens.


    *All of the times the gang clashes with a parrot version of Hannibal Lecter.


    Just… just go watch it already. It's stupidly good.

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  21. Wow, did they let the internet write it or something? This is the sort of coked out mishmash of fantasy shit that I only see in bizarre webcomics.

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  22. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 30, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    If CM Punk were in this, he would split up the team to look for clues, and would always go off with Daphne....and Velma, even though she's a lesbian.

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  23. Pretty sure there's some writer overlap with stuff like Venture Bros and Batman: Brave and the Bold. It's that same mix of zany nostalgic fun and deconstructionism, and it's got that same character-driven heart.

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  24. That...is incredible.

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  25. Southerners?

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  26. I'm watching last year's Mania since they are airing it on the network. Sheamus jerked the curtain two years in a row.

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  27. Bully wouldn't be good in PG.

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  28. Anyone else's live stream not doing so well during this rebroadcast of Wrestlemania 29?

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  29. Working fine here. Picture quality is kinda meh.

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  30. Hartkiller's one from last year was the best one.
    Teddy once came home to find his wife in bed with another man....he called her sister and turned it into a tag team match."

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  31. Rock was such a waste of space.

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  32. I forgot when Henry tried to murder Ryback.

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  33. Wrestling cartoon trivia: In Hulk Hogan's Rock 'n' Wrestling Jimmy Snuka's voice-over actor was the father of a future world champion....Lewis Arquette, David's dad.

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  34. The villain is sorta-kinda an extended potshot at CM Punk.

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  35. At least he lost that second one.

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  36. Or because the Outlaws suck.

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  37. And Hogans was Brad Garrett.

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  38. My head just exploded from reading that.


    I feel like I just took a bad drug trip or something. Awesome.

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  39. You know, if I was afraid of ghosts as Shaggy is, after about the third ghost I'd find new friends to hang out with. Friends who would let me eat all the dog biscuits I wanted, no questions asked.

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  40. Not a trolling question at all, honest question: does the fact that you have basically a brand new team every year make it harder to have an emotional attachment to a team?

    I'm an Illinois fan so I've had some pretty good teams to cheer for, but it's always been teams that grew together for a few years: the Frank Williams/Brian Cook/Sergio McClain team in 2001, the Dee Brown/Deron Williams/Luther Head team in 05, Groce's first team last year with Brandon Paul/DJ Richardson/Tyler Griffey finally having some success as seniors....part of the fun is watching those kids grow for years, going back to when they committed in high school.

    I've always wondered how the near-total roster turnover affects the emotional attachment to a team for Kentucky fans. Though I suppose being able to follow 3-4 more guys in the NBA each year offsets some of that.

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  41. I thought Professor Pericles was an owl.

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  42. intestinal fortitudeMarch 30, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Since it rained all weekend, I ran through the Legends of Wrestling shows. Question - who's jaw did Jerry Lawler break on purpose that gets mentioned in the opening credits?

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  43. So he skipped the entire 3rd act because HHH was involved?

    Allegedly.

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  44. Wasn't it Heyman?

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  45. As a fan of Coach Cal's former team, it doesn't at all. College basketball has been one big troll of Memphis since a game I won't talk about.

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  46. Did you know that Jimmy Snuka himself is the father of WWE diva Tamina? Also prob killed gf

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  47. I wonder if there will be a concert this year at Mania.

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  48. They spent good money on The Rock, and by gum, they're gonna get a return on investment yet!

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  49. Really?


    The question isn't if. The question is how much of Kid Rock will we have to listen to.

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  50. It's 2014. Vince should bring in 98 Degrees.

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  51. If that happens, the Superdome better lose power like it did at the Superbowl.

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  52. I wonder if youtube.com/wethepeoplezeb still works.

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  53. A year later, I'm shaking my head over 1) baby face Alberto Del Rio 2) the out-of-nowhere return of Zeb 3) the out-of-nowhere push for Jack Swagger and... yeah that's about it.

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  54. Plus Mario Chalmers might end up having a better pro career than rose.

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  55. Meh, don't care about D-Rose.

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  56. Dutch has been great in that role.

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  57. Sheamus is usually dull, but in the three-way from Main Event when he Brogue Kicked Dolph out of the ring and tried to catch Dolph before he rolled out was pretty good. He had a great Oh Shit look going.

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  58. At some point, you gotta realize you're pretty much alone on this one.

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  59. Neither does Chalmers! He owns his ass

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  60. No, Cena is a babyface who openly acknowledges and accepts that half the crowd hates him. That's the exact opposite.

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  61. Dutch HAS been great in that role, and I don't think anyone has been happier than me to see him (and Paul Heyman) bring the role of pro wrestling manager back.

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  62. It occurs to me that when the WWE asks someone if they're going to be offended by what they're planning, it's probably done in the least respectufl way possible, you know? Like they asked the Moody children if they were okay with what they did the week before Mania 29 last year, but I'm sure they asked it in a way that couldn't have possibly resulted in the answer they didn't want.


    Also Heyman dressed like Paul Bearer was awesome.

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  63. Also, Living Colour playing CM Punk to the ring was probably the only reason I bought the show last year. Fucking seriously.

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  64. I just watched the Smackdown with Hogan - Brock, damn good piece of business right there. When Lesnar wiped the blood Hulkamania on his chest it was on with Brock. Lesnar "killed Hulkamania" the best.

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  65. Ah, cancer patient CM Punk vs. The Undertaker.

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  66. This Taker/Punk was much better than both Triple H matches the years prior.

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  67. It WAS Heyman.

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  68. You know the Punk heel turn was a failure when fans were still cheering CM Punk against the Undertaker.

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  69. With his shaved head and constant lack of sleep look on his face...

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  70. You know, the taped fists look is a good look for John Cena.

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  71. "Triple H's career is over if he loses..."


    You know, his career of wrestling three times a year.

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  72. At least Bully Ray can still work. Dogg and Gunn have been past their primes since at least 2005.

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  73. Jerichoholics is still the best.

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  74. Loved that episode.

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  75. There's a very light "Break his arm" chant when Brock has the Kimura lock on Triple H.

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  76. This logic also applies to pretty much any soap opera or team drama - if you people can't get along stop hanging out together!

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  77. "Yeah, Ziggler's good and the fans like him, but he ate the last piece of steak in catering and Big Show didn't get any...we can't push someone like that."

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  78. Should I watch hardcore heaven 99 (rvd vs jl 2, super crazy vs taka, gudio vs tajiri) or iyh:good friends better enemies? Hmmm...guess I'll try for both its only 815

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  79. Gotta watch the iyh first I think. I miss that lightening storm logo intro the WWF used to do.

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  80. Good to know. I've got a 7-year-old daughter who loves Scooby Doo and should probably start getting into wrestling soon so I can partially justify purchasing the WWE Network ("Hey! Our daughter loves the old WrestleManias!")

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  81. Could that godawful "I'm Coming Home" song that's been played to death for the past few Wrestlemanias possibly be any more godawful?

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  82. Owen and Davey were so great as a super tag team. They should have left the tag titles on them for a few years.

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  83. Clarence Mason serving a restraining order on Damien is just great WWF camp. And cornette faints like an old lady when jake takes the snake out of the bag

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  84. Fast Eddie AlbertMarch 30, 2014 at 9:24 PM

    I think we all know the correct way to debut a NXT character. Have him in the crowd for a few weeks holding up a Bo-liever sign. Then have him get invited into the ring for a dance contest, then make him the love interest for Santino.

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  85. I figured more like Bill DeMott/Hugh Morrus: A nothing nobody who thought he could control everyone because... he was a Jobber?

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  86. My lowest rating ever: 7 thumbs up.

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  87. that was terrible, I'll take limp dilsnic any day

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  88. I think camp cornette gets too much grief. It was actually a really awesome heel stable that did a solid job of helping carry 96 WWF.

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  89. Its crazy how far down the ladder Owen dropped for hurting scsa. I get it but man he was a top 3 heel from 93 to 97.

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  90. That Wrestlemania 29 ending is the strangest ending to a PPV ever.

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  91. Wow has anyone ever had a better year in ppv than shawm micheals did in 1996?
    Every match he was in on ppv except the beware of dog match was 4 stars or more. That's vs Owen, Bret,Nash, dbs, Vader, Foley and sid. Just fucking incredible

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  92. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 30, 2014 at 9:50 PM

    But pop music is more relevant than rock. Or haven't you heard? Hell, the Grammy telecast cut off Dave Grohl for fuck's sake. I would like to go to Clear Channel and vomit on everyone's sandwiches.

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  93. As somebody that was a huge fan of mid-90's WWF, I totally agree. That stable was the precursor to The Hart Foundation (and think about how much more awesome The Hart Foundation would have been if Jim Cornette and Vader were also in that group).

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  94. Oh my god golddust vs warrior is worse than I even imagined! Holy shit just end this.

    I'd give the tag opener **, but this match is fucking horrific. I've gotta find Scott's original review of this. Hopefully this isn't just a one match show, but I don't even remember the rest of the card. Also...golddust had a body guard? I don't remember this at all and I don't recognize him.

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  95. Plus one because I am 95% sure this was a Simpsons reference

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  96. Man I think DBS, Owen, Bret, evil lawler, hbk 1.0, and sid are my all time favorites. I actually think mid 90's WWF is my favorite era ever in wrestling.

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  97. Austin in 2001 probably did.

    Btw I know when you answer me I will feel stupid but I'm drawing a blank, who is dbs?

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  98. British Bulldog Davey Boy Smith!

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  99. Thanks and yeah I feel stupid now lol.

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  100. Hbk 96
    Owen-****1\4
    Bret-*****
    Nash-*****
    Dbs beware of dog-***
    DBs kotr ****1\2
    Iyh international incident ****
    Vader at summerslam ****
    Foley *****
    Sid ****1\4

    I'd say Shawn beats out Austin but that's just one guys opinion

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  101. Wow Vader was razor was way good, call it ***1\4

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  102. Probably overrating a few of those matches but Austin working with BikerTaker and Kane for a few months most likely tips the scale in 1996 HBK's favor.

    I still prefer Austin in 2001 because I enjoyed his heel character and I am a far bigger Austin fan then HBK fan hehe

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  103. WWE City. THAT will be Vince's next project. Linda McMahon will be mayor! :P

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  104. Was that Francine I just saw in the Sept 20, 93 Raw??? During the Steiner's enterance. Sure did look like her.

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  105. No, because the talent he brings in is so immense that you get that growth from them all in one season. It just makes it hard to say goodbye to the guys every year. I still follow every single player that he's put into the NBA. He's been to at least the Elite Eight 4 out of 5 seasons here and now the Final Four in 3 out of 4 seasons. When the players are giving you seasons like that, it's hard not to get attached and love those guys. Hell, Anthony Davis is a damn folk hero at this point in Kentucky.


    Serious question to you now, has it always been this easy for coaches to pluck talent out of Chicago? Seems like Illinois should be a juggernaut with the talent that plays there but Cal racks up with Chicago kids.

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  106. Right next to Orlando.

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  107. Punk in 2012? Every match was near 4 stars or more until Ryback happened and even carried Ryback to decent matches.


    I know HBK probably gets the upper hand over Punk, but I thought I'd throw his name out there and see if it had any merit.

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  108. Like hell, pop music is relevant than rock. If Rock put out quality shit, it can easily take over Pop.


    And no, Arcade Fire is not quality.

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  109. That might be worse than paying 60 bucks to see a Maria Menounos match.

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  110. The foam word life brass knucks on my shelf says yes.

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  111. Spoilers following:


    He's named Cookie (it wasn't that long ago the Rock and everyone chanting "Cookie Puss"), he's pissed because he got injured and the show didn't revolve him, and he's trying to destroy WWE because he can't be the star.

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  112. ARRRRGH THE BARBARIANMarch 31, 2014 at 1:43 AM

    I still don't understand why Rock/Cena at 29 didn't end when Cena faked out Rock. That would have been a perfect ending and the rest of the match was slop.

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  113. pfft. cartoons are awesome.

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  114. If you're 10

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  115. Worst_in_the_WorldMarch 31, 2014 at 7:15 AM

    They punted on Ziggler, true.

    Ryder's pure shit though. Awful in the ring, and the gimmick that got him over was to be a total goon jobber.
    Do you really think that Ryder is comparable to Bray or Luke Harper in the ring? It's not even close. Same in terms of mic skills, and whatever you think of the Wyatt gimmick at least the idea is that they're psycho tough guys, not goober nerds.

    They should have kept pushing Ryder as a midcarder while he was still over, sure, but once he got overexposed that shit would have died out.

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  116. It's more of a play on the character Fortune in Ruby (get it... Fortune Cookie?), played by the voice-over actor of Cookie. He even calls his nephew "Ruby" and discourages him from trying to make it because "X reason."

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  117. She'd still lose the election to a Democrat.

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  118. Batman's offer of "Bat Milk" to the gang trumps all.

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  119. Wondering which PWS wrestler this really is...

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  120. Vincent Van Ghoul should have been Undertaker's new manager.

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  121. Scrappy-Doo = the Chris Benoit of the Hanna-Barbera Universe. Not only because Scooby fans act like he did kill their significant others and/or kids, but seriously, look at the DVD covers of 13 Ghosts... and the '80s movies. He is not mentioned at all. Wonder if they mute the sound when he talks or when Shaggy says something about him?

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  122. "Also, the total insanity of someone trying to stop Wrestlemania by turning out the lights and then the whole thing turning into a giant trainwreck"
    It's Iceman King Parsons, here to finally avenge Rock stealing "roody-poo" from him!!! And he would have gotten away with it too if it hadn't been for those meddling kids. Why? Cause mama says it be's that way sometimes!

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  123. Did you know Rellik is Killer spelled backwards?

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  124. Everyone chanted "Cookie Puss"?

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  125. Needed to tell Fred that there is no ghost, and the cage wasn't 30 feet.

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  126. ...times four!

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  127. Stranger in the AlpsMarch 31, 2014 at 8:00 AM

    Music in general sucks, no matter what genre you're listening to. I might come off as sounding like a grumpy old man, but the mainstream music scene is creatively bankrupt.

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  128. I disagree completely here. The Bo gimmick (whether done by Bo himself or modified by Cena) would get over HUGE in WWE as a heel.

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  129. I think Bo as the blandly good looking mega church preacher to Bray's creepy backwater church preacher would be a decent character dynamic that could work with them teaming up (with a good cop bad cop dynamic) or be adversarial. And it would require relatively little change on Bo's part, definitely nothing as drastic as just plain joining the Wyatt family.

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