Conservative Election

So can Saskatchewan’s Andrew Scheer beat Trudeau in 2019? Or, like in the Conservative Leadership Election, will he just be everyone’s second (or 10th) choice?

I’m still disappointed that Kevin O’Leary dropped out, because I thought we could have someone to out-crazy Trump. Not that Trudeau is super-duper popular these days anyway, especially in the West.

Ortons potential

Hey Scott, in this interview back in march from Triple H, he touches on some good points with Orton. Basically stating he holds himself back from being what he can be. He believes and I do to. That although Orton is solid and attained a hall of fame carreer, if he just pushed some motivation and stop coasting, he can get even better, its frustrating to watch him and know what hes capable of.

I dunno, he’s already a zillion time World champion. It’s not like there’s WCW around for him to go freshen his character.

Best wrestling candidate for president

Since the rock might run for president, which wrestler would have made the best president or prime minister (gimmick or real life guy)?

Excluding the obvious (Jesse Ventura), I would go with bobby The brain Heenan because he was a great talker, advisor to wrestlers like flair and rude, and smart with money (see the trade with dibiase over Andre).

I feel like Hogan is a great politician, and adapt at lying about everything!

Smackdown – December 26, 2002

Smackdown
Date: December 26, 2002
Location: Tulsa Convention Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Commentators: Michael Cole, Tazz

It’s the final show of the year as we’re getting ready to start the build towards the Royal Rumble. We also have Brock Lesnar vs. Paul Heyman/Big Show/Kurt Angle in a feud that is likely to lead to a major feud down the line, though Lesnar is likely going to need some help along the way. Let’s get to it.

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Jinder More records broken!

https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/6doif7/with_nearly_3_million_views_jinder_mahals_punjabi/

I’m in purely platonic brotherly heterosexual love with this guy! What can’t he do?!

Might be time to get some BoD member to get you a Maharajah theme for the blog!! =)

I mean, I’m sure everyone by now has figured out the reason I keep posting these Jinder emails. Good for him, keep the gravy train rolling right to India.

Bob Roop embarrasses some wannabe

https://youtu.be/Q-yT-PesqKQ

Hey Scott-
Have you ever seen this? It was on a legends round table. I am kind of surprised that this didn’t get more attention with the IWC. An old video that really shows the brutality of breaking in. And quite honestly. Some of the sadistic natures of the "sport" we love. Thanks

I haven’t​ seen that specific incident before, but it’s certainly in line with the traditional hazing of newbies. They used to try REALLY hard to make sure only the most dedicated people got in.

Ken Shamrock

Hey…you mentioned Ken Shamrock burned bridges with the WWE. I’ve always wondered why Shamrock never came back for another run and why he’s never mentioned being that he, at least in my opinion, had a really good run 97-2000. So whats the deal?

I don’t know the specifics, but Dave talked about it on the radio show a few months back and apparently Shamrock had a pretty major falling out with Vince after his UFC run ended. To the point where he won’t be back. But hey, it’s wrestling, never say never.

Possible Hall Of Famers?

Scott,

Hope all is well!

I wanted to list a few wrestlers, and see if you feel they should/will be hall of famers, and why/why not?

I know the HOF is a sham in a sense, but it’s fun for debate!

1). Sycho Sid/Sid Justic/Sid Vicious

​He’ll be there eventually. ​

2). Vader

​Next year, most likely. ​

3). Jim Cornette

​A lot of things have to happen, but him agreeing to induct the Rock N Roll Express was a positive sign. If he’ll agree to do it, it’ll happen. ​

4). The Mountie

​This would fall squarely under the Koko B. Ware rule. ​

5). Ken Shamrock

Not gonna happen. He’d be worthy, but the bridges are burned.

6). Lex Lug​e​
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​I don’t think he has any interest in working with them. ​

7). Victoria

​I don’t see it. She’s from a previous era and wasn’t a big enough star to for them to waste their one women’s slot per year on her. ​

8). Miss Elizabeth

​I thought she was already in, to be honest. She totally should be.​

Thanks!

Dave

Zero to Jinder

Hi Scott,


Arguments about why Jinder aside, why did WWE pick Jinder and elevate him so quickly?

As you’ve said, Jinder went from an absolute joke to world champion in 3 weeks with no substantial push to back it up. Even if they are doing this for the India market, Indians aren’t stupid. They recognize a jobber when they see one.

Why not take a month or 2 to build him up and actually do all the character work? He’s still going to be shredded, regardless of the method. Heck, that way you can even gage if India even likes the guy.

​The whole thing is just a massive shot in the dark. They needed a new guy, decided Jinder’s the one, and we’ll see how it works. But again, yeah they absolutely should have given him some kind of buildup before just sticking the title on him, but really it’s not like ratings can get much worse anyway.​

Mount Rushmore of Scumbags


Scott,

Lots of talk on the blog today about Fritz Von Erich and where he ranks among the most despiciable individuals in wrestling history. This got me wondering who you’d place on Mount Rushmore of Scumbags in wrestling.

Thanks!

​I dunno for sure, but Herb Abrams died of a massive heart attack while high on coke and covered in baby oil and chasing a hooker around his hotel room with a baseball bat, so that’s gotta count for something.

Also, Wrestling With Wregret did a video about UWF recently, and it turns out that the Steve Ray-Dr. Death "shoot" was actually a work the whole time, at least according to Ray. They apparently decided together to work stiffer and try to generate some buzz about the match. There was no broken nose, either.​

Non English Announcers


I suppose this may not be a question you can answer yourself, but I’m hoping maybe some of the BOD’s international readers can chime in.

Something I’ve wondered ever since the mid 90s, when the Spanish announce table became a fixture at ringside, and right up to today where we check in with commentary teams in a dozen languages at every PPV. How GOOD are those announcers? I’d imagine they don’t have to deal with Vince squawking in their ears every minute, but are guys like Carlos Cabrera and Hugo Savinovich actually considered a quality announce team? Who would their American counterparts be?

​Hell yeah Hugo Savinovich is a quality announcer. He was the main guy for WWC in Puerto Rico, if I’m remembering correctly, until Vince raided him. As for the other languages, I have no idea. ​