BoD Daily Update: January 2nd, 2017

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2017-01-02

 

WrestleMania 34 Location Announced?

According to Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet the event will take place in New Orleans, the site of WrestleMania 30. There is no official date of when the WWE make an official announcement regarding the show.

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/wrestlemania-34-location/#.WGpb0X3aPLQ

 

Four Names from NXT Being Considered as Main Roster Call-Ups

Tye Dillinger, Liv Morgan, and the Revival are currently being considered for main roster slots in the near future.

http://wrestlechat.net/4-nxt-names-being-considered-for-main-roster-call-ups-right-now-hard-hitting-cannonball-splashes/

  • PrideOfCanada

    Tye: Smackdown
    Liv: RAW
    Revival: Smackdown

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    Here’s a beautiful painting to start your day:

    http://i.imgur.com/bi8LFab.jpg

    • Fitting avatar, since she’s apparently gonna be in some Final Fantasy mobile game.

  • Gary Wood

    If Dillinger/Stan doesn’t enter the Rumble at #10…

    • Brian_Bayless

      Stan?

      • Hayden

        HBK kicked him!

    • Stan Ford

      I actually have plans that week, so…

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Wow, the new BoD mobile site is the worst thing I’ve ever seen.

    And I’ve seen El Gigante wrestle.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      It really is a remarkably bad design. That search bar is something else. Here’s the disqus link so you can avoid it: https://disqus.com/home/discussion/rspwfaq-wp/bod_daily_update_january_2nd_2017/

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Thanks!

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          It’s the only way to view the site these days without going crazy with those pop ups and crap

          *goes back to bed*

    • Brian_Bayless

      Its awful and new posts do not even show up until hours later.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        You should say something to Scott.

        • Brian_Bayless

          “Hi Scott, how would you book 1996 WCW on a mobile site.”

          • Matt_Indeed.

            This mobile site is the equivalent of the WWF’s 1997 undercard.

      • The mobile site is on CP time when it comes to new posts.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    So because I’m 6’5″, anytime something is wrong with me, they automatically think it’s something like marfan’s disease.

    I will admit though to being a little scared as I get older that I may not be super old when I die because of my height. You don’t usually see super tall 90 year olds around.

    • Brian_Bayless

      You’ll shrink to 6’0 by that point

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Well then, crisis averted!

        • Hayden

          But without the height, there goes your push, pal!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Let’s just pause a moment to realize that our next President is a reality TV star, and one of his cabinet members is a pro wrestling promoter.

    That would be pretty comical if it wasn’t horrifyingly sad.

    • But.. our First Lady and First Daughter are hot AF.

      (Glass half full)

    • Night

      It’s not funny at all. It’s fucking scary.

    • Ioan Morris

      Mine changed today.

    • Aaron

      But, but, economic anxiety! Real Americans being ignored by a callous Establishment, with its books and whatnot! PIZZAGATE!

      • “Pizzagate” did not change one Hillary voter to Trump, nor did it bring out one more vote for Trump that he wouldn’t have gotten anyway. Hell, I didn’t know that specific stupidity even existed until post-election. THANKFULLY. I’d have been happier never finding about it, but c’est la vie.

        At least try to stay in reality. There’s plenty enough to have fun with.

        • Aaron

          This was a reference to just the insanity of the past several months. A sociopathic demagogue played to people’s fears. It happens all the time.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    From CNN article: “But what makes 2017 so unique is that America — long a force for stability — is poised to inaugurate one of the most impulsive presidents ever to walk into the Oval Office.”

    One of? Who else would have taken to Twitter with stream of consciousness nonsense at 4:00am? Andrew Jackson?

    • I have it good authority that Jackson sent carrier pigeons with angry letters at least 10 times a day.

  • Night

    Zack Ryder’s injury might be the best thing to ever happen to Tye Dillinger.

  • Ioan Morris

    Here’s my hard sell preview for Wrestle Kingdom 11: http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/02/njpw-wrestle-kingdom-11-preview/

  • Dr. Facts Schultz

    I don’t really want to work today.

  • RudoWakening

    Ugh. Back to stupid work today.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/jan/02/paralympian-anne-wafula-strike-wet-herself-train-no-accessible-toilet

    ” An award-winning Paralympic athlete and disabilities campaigner says she was “completely robbed of her dignity” after a train company failed to provide an accessible toilet on a three-hour journey.

    The Kenyan-born athlete said she was left profoundly humiliated after being left to urinate on herself on a CrossCountry train, covering her face with her hoodie after the incident in case anyone recognised her.”

    Just awful.

    • Night

      Hey, how about you post something uplifting for once, you negative nelly?

    • RudoWakening

      She couldnt hold it?

      • Three hour train ride… might have just been bad timing/luck.

  • Stan Ford

    Liv Morgan? Liv “needs at least another 6-9 months in the oven” Morgan?

    • She’s pregnant!?

      You want to Auschwitz her!?

      Does she go better with a white wine or a red wine?

      … yeah, I’ve run out.

    • maskedcabana

      She’s like Carmella, but with even less talent.

    • Miko363

      She can’t possibly be any less competent than Dana.

      • Stan Ford

        Dana was doing really well towards the end of her NXT run and then *fart*.

        She got that Joe Hennig/Michael McGillicutty brain flip.

        • Miko363

          I don’t know what happened but she’s a complete embarrassment. They don’t even trust her to work matches anymore.

          • Didn’t she get quite badly injured? I seem to remember that being one of the reasons they put her with Emma, as well as being a big storyline on Breaking Ground. Maybe she’s not physically or mentally right any more.

          • Night

            She did get hurt. She still doesn’t look like the same wrestler she was in NXT.

          • maskedcabana

            Just compare her now to when she debuted in NXT. She ballooned up so much I’d think that would be a big detriment to her development as a worker.

          • Miko363

            Unless it was a severe head injury, there’s no explanation for how bad she is.

    • Ioan Morris

      Listen, she “got it” quicker than Shinsuke Nakamura. Just accept it!

      • Stan Ford

        When Nakamura ends up 50/50ing with Rusev in a heatless death feud over the US title, I hope every single person screaming for his call up feels it like a knife between the ribs.

        • Ioan Morris

          Sad but true.

        • Night

          Nakamura looked at Lana the wrong way! It’s on now, you crazy Jap!

    • PhilStubington

      There was a thread about who hould be promoted a few days go which included a post saying that Vince was so stupid he’d probably promote Tye, Liv and No Way Jose.

      • RudoWakening

        No beef at all with Tye being called up.

    • It seems to be down to the individual whether or not they’re “ready”. Everyone thought Alexa Bliss would flop on the main roster too and she made the most of it.

      • Stan Ford

        They did? I don’t remember that.

        I think a few people were saying it was a surprise they picked her instead of Bayley, but I don’t recall anyone thinking she’d be a bust. She was one of the best parts of the women’s division at the time.

        Morgan still wrestles like it’s her first month in the ring and can’t emote on camera like a human.

        • maskedcabana

          I’d say Carmella has exceeded any expectations. She’s not that great, but has done more and used better than Dana Brooke.

          • Stan Ford

            I totally agree. Carmella is fine and has been for quite some time.

            That her gimmick was “female Enzo Amore cosplayer, but a heel for some reason” wasn’t her fault and it seems like they may be moving away from that anyway.

    • Has Liv had even one good match, televised or not?

      I’m actually asking, not being sarcastic. At least we saw the Carmella was able to be carried to good matches with Bayley, meaning she can rise to the level of her competition. I haven’t seen Liv do much of anything on NXT yet.

      • Stan Ford

        No. She’s not hopeless, but she’s still very much in that stage where you can almost see her talking herself through the moves as she does them.

        Alexa used to do that, but they wisely didn’t move Alexa to the main roster at that point.

        Liv is nowhere near ready for a promotion.

  • Mikey

    Is Ryan Satin a legit source nowadays? He comes off like a huge Mark.

    • Night

      Upvote for capitalizing “mark”.

      • He comes off like Undertaker?

        But seriously, if it does come to N.O., pass. 30 was more than enough for my memory bank.

        • Night

          I don’t like Manias to be in the same city so often. Spread it out.

          • I’ll happily agree with this.

    • Ioan Morris

      If true, why would they consider revisiting New Orleans so soon?

      • Night

        $$$.

        • Bruce Chung

          I also wonder if they are foolishly assuming being WM30 had no factor.

      • maskedcabana

        Better tax breaks.

        • Night

          Probably why they go to Florida so often.

  • Facts

    Who cares about 34, the real big one will be 35.

  • Ioan Morris

    It’s a extra holiday day today because New Year was on a Sunday. Always feels odd.

    • Stan Ford

      I really wish Christmas was a fixed holiday like Thanksgiving. I haven’t known what goddamned day it is for the past two weeks.

    • Facts

      Not for I.

      • Ioan Morris

        Might be a UK specific thing?

        • Facts

          Some places are closed here too. I was off for two whole weeks and they made me return today.

  • Bruce Chung

    lol at this movie synopsis on Lifetime.

    Sorority Nightmare: A pledge is astonished that learn that ther sorority sisters are devious, manipulative blackmailers.

    • Night

      Could be worse. The pro wrestling fraternity shits in each other’s bags.

    • Stan Ford

      There’s only one kind of movie about sororities that I watch, pal.

  • Facts

    Was Kenny Omega in the Spirit Squad?

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      No, that was Kenny Dykstra who is about 1/100th as amazing as Omega

      • Facts

        Thought he played baseball and went to jail?

        • That’s Lenny Dykstra.

  • P.K.

    Its Monday already? I’m barely waking up from my New Years Eve binge..lol

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    ” Vietnamese doctors have removed a pair of scissors left lodged in a man’s abdomen for 18 years, it’s reported.
    Specialist surgeons flew from Hanoi to assist at the operation in Thai Nguyen Province in the north of the country. The 54-year-old patient visited the hospital after being involved in a road accident last month, and an ultrasound test seemed to show a sharp instrument lying to the left of his stomach”.

    HE’S HARDCORE

    HE’S HARCORE

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      That’s nothing one time they found a Junior Mint a doctor left inside my uncle.

      • RudoWakening

        It’s DELICIOUS!!

      • Night

        Junior mint? It didn’t dissolve in your uncle?

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          I don’t remember how that episode ended exactly.

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    *waits for Arthur to get on lunch break so we can flood this board with Sherlock talk*

    • Night

      You better use those grey boxes, boy!

      I haven’t seen it yet.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        I was going to ask if you’d seen it before we started. I’m pretty sure you’re the only straggler left. No worries, we boxed the shit out of it last night too

        • Night

          Haha, go ahead and spill. I probably won’t be around this afternoon anyway.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            It’ll depend on how deep we get lol

            We saved the blog the trouble and talked about the Abominable Bride over about 60 e-mails so as not to be annoying with spam haha

  • P.K.

    I heard Seth Rollins flew out to New York to find Don Lemon after Lemon announced that he is single and looking

  • RudoWakening

    Snow on the ground in Eureka. This doesn’t often happen.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      F that. I remember it snowing in like 91 or so

  • Facts

    I want a NJPW game imported to the U.S.

    • Ioan Morris

      A video game?

      • Facts

        yes

        • Ioan Morris

          Some of the wrestlers are characters in game called Mafia 7 (I think?) and NJPW have teamed with the next Tekken game for moves and costumes, but that’s the closest it’s been for years.

          • Night

            Haha, a lot of NJPW wrestlers seem like they could be characters in a Tekken game.

          • Ioan Morris

            I don’t know Tekken, but there’s footage from the announcement of one of the characters dressed as Okada and using the Rainmaker. Pretty cool.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      I’d go fucking crazy for a DDT video game

  • RudoWakening

    Premier League Live spent a whole bunch of time counting down to the City match, then NBCSN shows Liverpool/Sunderland instead. JERKS

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    The guests that have been in town all weekend (same people I stayed with in the frozen tundra of eastern Washington) are all booty tickled because the boy woke up the whole house early this morning. All I can think is, like, if it’s really so bad you people can just, you know, leave.

    • Night

      Yeesh, you’re visiting a house with a young child…you can’t expect to get a perfect night’s sleep.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        The wife in particular is being a serious brat about it. She wants to go out to breakfast to “get away from all this for a little while.” I know how you can get away from it forever! Shoo! Go from me! *grabs water bottle and starts spraying her in the face like a cat*

        • Do they have the mental capacity of 4-year-olds? Maybe you should be nicer to the mentally challenged…?

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            These people are twats, fuck them. The wife was perturbed that we brought him over to their house before Christmas because it meant we couldn’t go out and drink with them every night. I hate everyone lol

          • Jesus, grow the fuck up.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Best part? The wife and them *still* went out and drank every night anyway! I was more than ok to stay back, watch 1997, and not be around them. I don’t know what major event they had planned that a 15-month-old ruined but it must have been something big

          • I hate them.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            They’re the kind of people where every conversation goes like this:

            Wife on the phone: “Oh that sounds fun, we’ll be over in two weeks.”
            Them: “Great! We’ll have so much fun. Are you bringing Squish?”
            Wife on the phone: “Well…yeah…I mean…of course we are…?”
            Them: “Oh…well, that’ll be ok I guess.”
            Me muttering in the background: “Oh go fuck yourselves. Die in a fucking fire.”

          • Next step, at least, they’ll stop inviting you and just invite the wife and you can just avoid all of it. This sounds like the best case scenario.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Yes it will be nice when I finally move to fantasy island lol

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            omg Squish and Tattoo would get along fabulously

          • De plane, de plane?

    • RudoWakening

      Maybe you’ll get lucky and they’ll drive off of a cliff on their way home.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        I’d be super ok with that.

  • Aaron

    Ugh, stupid Vince. Minnesota just built a new dome, but yeah keep having Mania at old places.

    • Dwayne

      No one wants to visit that state before May

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        Or ever.

        • Dwayne

          It’s nice enough in the warm months but forget about any time other than that

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Their ballpark is doo doo.

      • Bruce Chung

        No one wants to visit that state.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      Yeah, Minnesota sounds like a lovely place to spend a weekend late March…

      • Brian_Bayless

        New Orleans humidity still sucks in March. My lord it will reek their.

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          Any large grouping of wrestling fans will probably smell regardless of weather conditions.

          • Brian_Bayless

            The added humidity is not a bonus.

          • RedStorm

            Dammit. Beat me to it.

        • It was quite nice the weekend of WM30.

        • RedStorm

          No that’s just the smell of all the wrestling fans

    • maskedcabana

      Sounds like Minnesota needs to up their kickback game. New Orleans must of had a really good offer to get WM again so soon.

      • Aaron

        Nobody can match Louisiana in graft.

        • Yeah, when the guy appointed by the governor to look into a state department’s spending practices doesn’t even make it a year, quitting after apparently getting interference from EVERYWHERE, including the man who appointed him…

          … then again, Wildlife and Fisheries has always been a “brother-in-law” outfit. Getting in isn’t a matter of what you know, it’s WHO you know.

          • Aaron

            At least like here in Illinois, you know your media is trying to do its job. Corrupt officials in, say, Kansas can work with impunity due to a neutered press.

  • Brian_Bayless

    NFL Playoff Schedule

    Saturday 4:35pm: Oakland vs. Houston (ESPN)
    Saturday: 8:15pm: Detroit vs. Seattle (NBC)
    Sunday: 1:05pm: Miami vs. Pittsburgh (CBS)
    Sunday: 4:40pm New York vs. Green Bay (FOX)

    • Guess it’s time to go back to being a Giants fan for a few weeks…

    • daveschlet

      Go Giants!!!! (Just for the first round).

    • Aaron

      Not Steelers is a great team.

  • Stan Ford
    • Brian_Bayless

      I wish I could be that delusional

      • Stan Ford

        I mean, there’s ego and then there’s “did anyone check this man for concussion symptoms?”

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I never would have imagined being so apathetic about Wrestlemania announcements

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Houston vs Oakland. Even with that big Osweiler contract, it should still be billed as the Battle of the Backups

    • P.K.

      Texans are going all the way this year….

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        LOL

  • P.K.

    Rosie O’Donnell should be arrested for encouraging acts of violence against President Elect Donald Trump

    • RedStorm

      The View? They talk about Trump every single day. Like every day since….June. They find a way to bring him up haha

  • P.K.

    According to Mike Garafolo, Chip Kelly and others in the 49ers building wanted Dak Prescott in the draft but Baalke didn’t draft him. Wow.

    • RedStorm

      “We already have him, Colin Kaepernick!”

    • Aaron

      According to me, it’s nice having friends in the press box.

    • ProjectBlue

      Dak just added Baalke to his Christmas card list

    • maskedcabana

      Dak’s lucky. He wouldn’t have done so well on the 49ers.

  • And caught up.

  • RedStorm

    Any reason why Danimal hasn’t posted anything on his site since September? Is he still active here? Or alive?

    • New kid, no time?

      • RedStorm

        Solid reason. I have all the pages (that I know of) of the posters bookmarked and I was going through and realized he hadn’t posted in (internet) years.

  • PhilStubington

    Sherlock tops New Year’s Day TV ratings with 8.1m viewers

    New series opener is second most popular show of the festive period, beaten only by New Year’s Eve countdown and fireworks.

  • P.K.

    Three people were injured after police said their dog attacked them when they tried to dress him in a sweater. According to Tampa Police, a pit bull mix named Scarface bit its owner and two other family members at a home in Tampa on Friday afternoon. Tampa Police said 52-year-old Brenda Guerrero tried to put a sweater on the dog when he attacked. Her husband, 46-year-old Ismael Guerrero, attempted to pull Scarface off his wife when the dog began attacking him. Police said the couple’s son, 22-year-old Antoine Harris, then got a knife and stabbed the dog in the head and neck to try to stop the attack. The dog then began attacking Harris. All three were able to escape into the house, leaving the dog in the backyard. Cops shot the dog with a bean bag gun and a taser but that did not stop the dog so they shot him with a tranquilizer gun.

    • RedStorm

      Have to respect the dog’s resilience.

    • C BREEZY

      The dog already has a coat, why does he need a sweater?

  • RedStorm

    Today I contacted the Coast Guard about signing up/enlisting and was told I was too old. Who knew?!

    • Aaron

      The Coast Guard is pretty selective.

      • RedStorm

        They asked me like 25 questions and then last one was my age. if they asked that first it would have saved them some trouble. I’m too old by a month and a half.

        • ProjectBlue

          Seems rather arbitrary in this day and age. If you can pass whatever physical tests required and have the desire, 6 weeks shouldn’t disqualify you

          • RedStorm

            That’s what I think, but they said their requirements are set and I don’t fit them. Have to respect it. I could be a reservist.

  • ProjectBlue

    Vacations go by so fast. Not enjoying lesson planning for the rest of the week right about now

    • Starscreamlive

      Lesson plans are on my agenda for the day. Back to work tomorrow.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I cannot wait for the Winter Classic to be over. This has gotten way more news coverage than necessary.

  • ProjectBlue

    Maybe I’m just getting senile but always weird there’s at least 1 Twilight Zone ep per marathon I swear I’ve never seen before

  • Fester

    Just like last Monday, there’s no one in the office today because everyone’s “observing the holiday”. So I’m basically here to make sure nothing burns down.

    • ProjectBlue

      Burn it all down anyway. No one will be able to say you did it

      • Fester

        Fair enough! Just gotta make sure there are no witnesses!

    • mike

      OBSERVE THIS, BROTHER!

  • Fester

    Why is wrestlekingdom in a Wednesday/Thursday this year? I thought it was always a Sunday show

    • Aaron

      It’s always the 4th.

      • SpiralTap

        Wait, how is January 4th always a Sunday?

        Silly luchadors.

        • Fester

          God damn luchadores doing their Lucha things

      • Fester

        Well then I stand corrected

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I look forward to hearing or reading about Andy Reid finding a new way to lose in the playoffs. Also, looking at the bracket…just give New England a bye to the Super Bowl.

  • Today is Monday, right?

    • SpiralTap

      Nope, it’s January 4th.

      • Fester

        You’re January 4th

        • SpiralTap

          Well, I never!

    • Mmhmm.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      I’m in New Zealand, so it’s Tuesday.

      • Rudo’s alternate account: BUSTED.

        😉

  • Brian_Bayless

    Don’t forget a jam-packed edition of BoD RAW tonight:

    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Art vs. Matthew Maynard Adams
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Dwayne vs. Bobby
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Bones vs. Extant
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Comdukakis vs. Vinson
    Debut of the Educated Negro Ensemble (Night & Distinguished Devin Harris & Funk Doc)

    And the main event, Peyton vs. Aaron in a cage!

    • Aaron

      GIT DOWN

      • Brian_Bayless

        With Education!

    • Fester

      Pfft you think this competes
      With Noham Daar vs Drew Gulak on Raw tonight?

      One of them HATES women. And the other LOVES them.

      That’s just good booking right there

      • Aaron

        The twist? They both hate women.

        • Fester

          Did you see the love in Daar’s eyes when Alicia Fox slapped him? That’s slammy award winning material right there

          • Brian_Bayless

            Dunn will get that Oscar in directing he’s been shooting for.

          • Aaron

            He couldn’t win an AVN award.

          • Fester

            You’re joking but that might be the incentive he needs to finally retire. I’d be ok with it

      • Starscreamlive

        It worked for the Macho Man/Jake the Snake feud.

    • Educated Negro Ensemble.

      Uh huh.

      :: moonwalks to DQ ::

      • Brian_Bayless

        GIT DOWN WITH A BLIZZARD!

  • I’d rather it was still Sunday.

    • ProjectBlue

      Sounds like somebody’s got a case of the Mondays

  • Ioan Morris

    Fuck’s sake. Can’t be up twice in a game and draw. Pissed off that we had to play three games in six days as well. Argh. I suppose I would’ve taken 7pts from 9 in those games, but Chelsea win tomorrow and the league’s decided, I’d say.

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    I can’t wait for these people to leave so I can get back to 1997. I’m like one Raw episode away from Austin breaking his neck/DX forming

    • Ah, the Summer Slam 1997, another show I went to.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        Are you on camera anywhere desperately waving like you’re trying to hail earth’s last taxi?

      • I still have no idea if I ever made camera at WM30. Probably not, but who knows?

  • Guess we’ll get Raw after WM in NO as well, which means a shot from that shitty bar across the street.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      I really don’t understand why everyone is up in arms that it’s not being held in Minnesota.

      • Brian_Bayless

        I can’t go either way but its cool to break in a new stadium with a big show.

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          So we can all make fun of Vince for going around to new arenas to get the attendance record like every other time he breaks in a new stadium with a big show…

          It just seems silly to me. I don’t think they should ever run it in cold climates anyway but I guess that’s just me

          • Brian_Bayless

            Mixing it up isnt a bad idea and that stadium isnt as big as Dallas, which is the biggest there is in this country.

            Orlando is a toilet and the stadium is in a terrible part of the city so good luck to anyone going this year. Never saw carjacking take place on a major road in broad daylight before until going to Orlando.

      • Because people here get up in arms about everything? Or maybe they realize without WM being held in Minnesota, it means Rick Rude has to wait another year before being inducted into the Hall of Fame? I don’t know.

      • I don’t care where it’s held.

        Your new avatar needs to be killed in fire.

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          It’ll only be around 24 hours, you can endure

      • Fester

        We’re Minnesotans and wanna drive to and from the show without needing airfair and a hotel?

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          You’re the lucky ones. You’re close enough to home you can go back and nap mid-16 hour Mania

  • Ripner Cabbit

    Tye and Revival deserve call-ups.

    Liv is green as hell and pretty bad in the ring, but I guess they need a new face for Total Divas?

    • Fester

      Liv is the rare wrestler who I think actively got worse in the ring throughout 2016

  • Facts

    I am excite for WK11.

  • Jackson Smith

    Duke’s struggling to beat Elon and did lose to Virginia Tech, so wouldn’t you know it, the Leader of Men’s back is acting up again and he needs to take a leave of absence, LOL

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I know “Andre the Giant” is an iconic name, but “The Monster Rousimoff” was a badass wrestler name as well

    • SpiralTap

      Doesn’t really grab you like “Oney Lorcan,” though.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Lol. God I hate that fucking name

        • SpiralTap

          Oney Lorcan is a good name for an Elder Scrolls character, not a fucking wrestler.

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            Fact

          • Fester

            If someone told me their cosplay character’s name is Oney Lorcan, I’d tell them they have a terrible imagination.

            For the WWE name generator, it’s not the worst. It’s no Bam Neely that’s for sure

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Andre should have turned face after he and Dibiase lost to the Megapowers in 88. Dibiase then recruits a new monster in 89 (Zeus), so Hogan & Andre reunite. I feel like a big Hulk-Andre reunion deserved an on-screen moment. Andre had nothing more to do as a heel after the Megapowers feud

  • Coffee is so great. Like food or booze, when done right it can be transcendent.

    • SpiralTap

      I prefer Coffy.

    • Fester

      Honest question: how do you do booze “right”? Because my liver would love to know

  • mike

    Went back through 95/96 WCW via the OSW Reviews. Holy GOD Hulk Hogan was a total cunt. He really had no option besides turning heel, because staying face would have tanked that company within a year.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      He’s a hilarious shithead in that period. To be fair to him though, he’s kind of bigger than the whole company so he can be

      • mike

        If the OSW guys had the story right, Macho should have legit KO’d Hogan in the ring for changing the booking of World War 3.

    • Fester

      Are you sure WCW wasn’t just terrible? Because I’m pretty sure WCW was always terrible and there was a one year fluke where the NWO was cool.

      • mike

        There was at least someone in that company who knew how to book good stuff. The Lex Luger/Sting dynamic of Lex being a heel but still friends with Sting was amazing, and really, really subtle for wrestling.

        • Fester

          To each their own. I just never liked Sting or Luger in any capacity

        • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

          They could have done that dynamic with Reigns & Ambrose when the Shield split up. Hell, they still could

  • Brian_Bayless

    So far, this is what’s pretty much confirmed for WM 33:

    Goldberg vs. Lesnar
    HHH vs. Rollins
    Shaq vs. Big Show

    Sorry, that’s a pass for me on attending live.

    • Night

      Who are you to doubt the Shaq Attack?

      • Fester

        Shizzam motherfucker!

      • SpiralTap

        Hope he busts out some Shaq Fu.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      I’d never attend live unless they guaranteed a four hour show and nothing more. Between getting there early and getting out that’d be about 5-5.5 hours of the day and that is more than enough

      • Brian_Bayless

        Honestly, I’d rather go to a Rumble live than Mania at this point.

        6 hour shows are meant for TV, if anything at all.

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          Come to SumSla in August!

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Yes! It’s close for you, too, Brian!

          • Brian_Bayless

            Is it in Brooklyn again?

            If I do, I’m going to EVOLVE and Takeover as well.

            It all depends on the next few months though.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            *cough*BabyBaylessIncoming*cough*

            And yeah it is. I’m planning on doing SumSla and maybe Evolve or whatever other indy is around. Don’t really care much for NXT

          • Brian_Bayless

            Ring of Honor might put on a show and I’d go to that because you can see some NJPW/CMLL starts their too.

          • Shhh!

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            My bad, is Mrs. Bayless’s eventual pregnancy top secret? Who would do that?!

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I brought a book to WM 29 and hung out in the club section for a while.

    • Fester

      Unless they do a 30 second gimmick filled Bryan-Miz match there’s nothing they could put on at mania this year that I’d be interested in. Mayyyybe Cena-Taker but that’d be it

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Styles-Undertaker, Title vs Career would be interesting. Not enough for me to buy the show though

        • Fester

          As much as they’re clearly pushing Styles, I just don’t see Vince putting Styles over undertaker at mania.

          • Night

            No way in hell is a guy like Styles retiring Taker.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            Don’t you mean…..
            .
            .
            .
            .*puts on sunglasses*
            No way Jose??

            *cue opening credits*

          • Comdukakis

            exactly. It makes me sick to think of Style losing to UT. It won’t hurt AJ long term, but it still sucks. Not sure if that is worse or involving UT/Cena in the belt in some fashion

      • Brian_Bayless

        There is no dream match at all, really.

        WM 33 might be fine in terms of in-ring but there is nothing to get you excited about and even though its really early, their booking long-term blows. The build to last year’s show was laughably bad.

        • Fester

          WM32 is one of the worst manias ever in my mind.

  • Night

    Is Dware gone for good?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Dwarn faces Hoss in a No Holds Barred match on BoD Smackdown this Wednesday

  • Trying Terminator Genisys – Heard mixed things. Let’s see.

    • Night

      It’s shit.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Totally forgettable, like everything after T2.

      • That’s what I heard but I want to see for myself.

        • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

          I was the same way with Suicide Squad

          • Exactly. I watched it on New Years Eve and My wife and I both enjoyed it for what it was. Sure, It had some issues but it was fun.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      So bad. So, so, so bad.

    • Terminator 2 was good.

    • Facts

      I didn’t like the picture.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I like to imagine a fantasy universe where Hogan just retires after the WWF in 93. A WCW without Hogan may not get Savage and company to sign, but if they did it could have been awesome. They never reach epic heights without Hogan and the nWo angle, but the wrestling product could have been awesome without Hulk in 94/95.

    • mike

      They were losing money each year, I think. They may not have survived long.

    • SpiralTap

      WCW was so fucking good just before that orange goblin motherfucker ruined it.

      • Fester

        False

        • SpiralTap

          Yeah, you’re right. Spring Stampede 94 was an awful show.

          Go home, you’re drunk.

          • Fester

            You could name any WCW show from that time period and I couldn’t tell you who was on it or what happened.

            Was this the show where Pillman said “fuck it I’d rather get myself fired than spend another day here”? Or why is it special?

          • SpiralTap

            Don’t say “false” if you don’t know anything about the period, you goob.

            Sting/Rick Rude, Cactus Jack & Maxx Payne/Nasties, and Flair/Steamboat are all good matches.

          • Fester

            Honestly, even attempting to remove my wwf/ecw bias, none of those matches do anything for me on paper.

            And I’ll trade in whatever wrestling cred I need to do I can say this: Steamboat bored me to tears as a kid. I’ll take an actual wrestling personality any day.

            Owen Hart was technically sound but also made me invested in his wrestling by all the heel tactics he put into his matches. Steamboat never really did that for me

          • Comdukakis

            match quality and good booking are irrelevant when it comes to financial success. Hogan opened doors WCW could never open and allowed them to start Nitro and to get advertisers that wouldn’t give them the time of day with Sting, Rude, Steamboat, Flair, Vader, etc.

      • Starscreamlive

        Trump was in WCW?

    • Ioan Morris

      That clip of him calling the WWF title a toy (while he’s holding the belt) and saying the IWGP title is the one he really wants. Amazing.

    • Fester

      I think without hogan WCW closes in 96. The NWO was the only thing that ever did anything for me from that company

    • Comdukakis

      WCW doesnt’ exist without Hogan. he opened up doors for that company that were locked by his sheer presence. It’s not like advertisers and corporate partners are wrestling experts. WCW showed them they had Hogan and suddenly doors opened. You can argue he hurt the company from an aesthetic point of view but you simply can’t argue he didn’t help WCW become a genuine competitor to WWF. Without him, that never happens and maybe the industry never modernizes and keeps sliding into irrelevancy

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Terminator vs Alien is a thing that deserves an over-the-top crazy movie.

    The Expendables vs Aliens would be hilariously crazy too

  • Devin Harris

    If only danimal would have stayed with it. He’d be done now and also a war hero

    • Fester

      Pretty sure he’s still here. If not under a new name then just not posting. There’s been way too many instances of random person asking where danimal is and then he just pops in and replies for me to believe he actually left

      • Devin Harris

        I’m pretty sure he’s around.

    • I was at a loss for stocking stuffers for my friends and family this year. I could have used one more.

    • Starscreamlive

      He was 3/4ths of the way through Raw and still had the “wife reviews Raw” card. So close.

    • mike

      I really would have liked the coffee table edition of his book.

      • Brian_Bayless

        As someone who reviewed RAW this year, you really do not want to remember any of it.

        • mike

          No but I’d have good memories of his dinners.

          • Starscreamlive

            The dinners were some of the best parts of the reviews.

        • mike

          And he was second to none at getting great screen grabs of awkward facial expressions.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Most likely 2017 return: Danimal or Dougie?

    • Bruce Chung

      Favre.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        Farva? That would be weird.

        • Fester

          I would welcome him with open arms compared to the other 2

          • Comdukakis

            hmm, that’s tough. thanks to the block button I don’t have to choose (well that and death)

          • Fester

            I only wanna see Dougie back to see how much chaos he could cause before getting banned in a week

        • Bruce Chung

          Not Favra. Favre.

    • I say Danimal.

    • I’d take both.

      • Comdukakis

        he’s hardcore!! he’s hardcore!!

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Give me Caliber.

    • mike

      Now that we have a block feature I’m fine with Dougie returning.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      Well since neither of them ever left…

      • Comdukakis

        neither of them are posting as themselves though, save a random night for Danimal.

        • Dwayne

          I’m both of them

    • Did Danimal die trying out some awful fast food creation?

      Did the Whopperito kill him?

  • I may watch another picture this evening. This may be the winter break of movies and beer.

  • Bruce Chung

    Finishing off a Simmons NBA pod. I can still stand those usually.

    My two least favorite Simmons things currently are:

    1: YOU HAVE TO BET YOUR LIFE ON IT. He makes every guest on his show bet his life on some random thing he’d discovered at the moment. I BET MY LIFE THAT LeBron is gonna turn it up and win the MVP.

    2: Wasting like 2 minutes every once in a while because he can’t pronounce a name. Then he starts choking on that name and it just drags.

    • Fester

      I think Simmons is desperately attempting to keep his star afloat after the ESPN exit and failed hbo show.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        He needs to get back to writing regularly because podcasting is a niche.

      • Bruce Chung

        Those things weren’t based on his shows failing. But I do think Any Given Wednesday failing made him work harder at the things he’s done for years on the pod and run them into the ground further.

    • Ludwig Bore-ya

      DAMN!

  • mike

    Hot take: if The Master had a more likable star than Timothy Van Patton, it would have done well. That was a fun premise; like The A Team, just with more ninjas and martial arts, and Lee Van Cleef was fun.

    • Stranger In the Alps

      Am I the only one here who understands this post?

  • Fester

    This has been a very productive day of me catching up on podcasts. Giant Bomb put out like 15 hours of game of the year/game award discussions that fucked up my flow.

    And the LAW put out a lot of content I need to catch up on including a new podcast reviewing WCW 2000 nitros

    • mike

      Why would you EVER want to be reminded of that era of WCW?

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Who has time on their hands to review 2000 Nitros?

      • Fester

        From a distance it’s funny to listen to

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I’ve decided to start the first Lena Dunham topic of the year.

    So guys, Lena Dunham, eh?

    • mike

      She was well-used in The Innkeepers.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Yeah, but she said something annoying about feminism.

    • Comdukakis

      take away social media and she’s just another actress. People have too much time to worry about what celebs say anymore

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        What about the time she did that thing?

      • mike

        My new year’s resolution is to not comment on anyone’s clothing or hair. I have probably wasted too much time in life worrying about what other people look like.

        • Aaron

          Nice shoes, Dad

      • Aaron

        That’s always been that way. Assclowns like Toby Keith firing up the hicks after 9/11, for example.

        • Comdukakis

          yeah but social media was about .1% of what it is now back in 2001. I can only imagine 9/11 in today’s world of social media.

          • Aaron

            Us queero liberals still did it.

          • Comdukakis

            a select group of young folks and hipsters did it. Tiny, tiny group. My social media was AOL’s news feed and message boards. even myspace wasn’t a big thing in 2001.

          • Aaron

            It was still the Jew run media er I mean the Establishment nope no illuminati conspiracy nonsense no sir.

    • I’m only aware of her because I come to this Lena Dunham fan site.

      The Blog of Dunham.

      • mike

        *slow clap*

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Excuse me, we also talk about Roman Reigns.

    • I’d bang her.

      • Dwayne

        I don’t know shit about you but you could probably do better. She does have money though so there’s that

        • I could, but yeah she’s famous and she’s probably got some way freaky shit in mind for me.

  • I’m watching Suits on demand through Directv now.

    • Bruce Chung

      I stopped watching after season 3. After Hardman. It started getting ridiculous enough that I couldn’t buy it anymore.

      • It’s not great, but Donna and Rachel are nice to look at.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I like ILikeNeville. You people chased him away by arguing with him about Sami Zayn.

    • Who?

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        NevilleTheWholeF’nShow. He just posts about hating Zayn.

        • Worst came back already?

    • I don’t care for Neville, so I always had my eye on him.

    • Brian_Bayless

      He made one sorry attempt at a Zayn troll argument. Its his own fault

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        It was a bad argument. I engaged him in the discussion because he seemed so desperate.

  • mike

    Holy shit, Civil War is on Netflix. I didn’t think they ever got Marvel.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      They’re really doing a pisspoor job of advertising it. To find it I had to go like four rows down and 10 shows over on “Because you watched Luke Cage”

      Like, with my viewing history Civil War should’ve been the ONLY thing it offered me the moment it got uploaded

    • cultstatus

      They made a deal with Disney last year. All the Disney movies will be going to Netflix, including Marvel and Star Wars.

      • mike

        I never got around to Ant Man, and you can’t rent it on Amazon. My other option was paying full price for teh Blu Ray.

        Now, I will win…..

        • I’d like to see Guardians of the Galaxy show up in my on demand queue. It was on FX or FXX or FXM last night so it should be there soon.

          • mike

            I have all the other Marvel movies on Blu Ray, but I got them all on sale at Best Buy. For whatever reason Ant Man never went on sale, so it’s just become a thing.

          • I’ve been doing the same thing. I got a nice deal on the Iron Man trilogy and the Avengers from Target. And Civil War was a cool $15 a few weeks ago.

      • Facts

        A New Hope won’t be included in that I believe.

    • Yeah, they’ve got all of Star Wars and Marvel.

    • They USED to have more Marvel movies. I watched Avengers and at least one Thor movie that way. Now they’re all gone.

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    A runny nose and beard don’t go very well together. I need a booger comb.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Yeah that’s awful as all holy hell. I feel your annoyance.

    • mike

      Shave the stache and leave the rest.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        Hells no, I was told I look like Connor McGregor on New Years, I’m riding this beard to the end baby

        • mike

          “I’d like to take this opportunity to apologize….

          …..to absolutely no one!”

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            I don’t care about the UFC at all but I fucking love that guy

          • mike

            There’s a fun 6-part doc on him called Notorious. You get to see him in all his Conor glory.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Oooh, on Netflix or something or?

          • mike

            Fightpass, but I’m sure it’s around somewhere.

        • I’m gonna be the one to kill you. Just thought you should know.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Remember when you were sure it was going to be the other way around? =)

          • Could go either way.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            I never kill those I hug haha

            I need to go back to sleep

  • mike

    I was so hung over yesterday I forgot all about the new Sherlock episode. Pirating it now….

  • Gotta go to a new years get together in a bit. I don’t feel much like getting together.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    FunkDoc The Snowman melted 🙁

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s sad, but it’s great to see the old avatar again!

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    Just got a call from the Toyota dealership that my license plates are ready to be picked up. Sweet

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Tye Dillinger is one of the guys they want to call up? Great….those “10” chants are gonna be even more annoying now.

    • Aaron

      TEN TEN TEN TEN

    • Fester

      Let them get it out of their system already. The chants are already taking over Raw and Smackdown.

      Put Tye in the rumble at 10. Then job him out and see where it all goes

    • Comdukakis

      yeah not looking forward to that guy coming up.

    • I quit at the right time.

    • Rowlf

      Perfect opening match guy/midcard title holder, though. It’ll save them from keep having to go back to Ziggler for IC Title feuds.

      • Comdukakis

        he’s a thoroughly non-inspiring wrestler. just paint by numbers. Not a fan. And that 10 bullshit. Worst thing since what. Uggh. Screw whoever came up with that one

      • Nick Demola

        He’s overrated. Superstars-level filler

  • Fester

    My New Years resolution is to only watch wrestling put out by the wwe.

    Oh wait, that joke only works if Duck is here to be offended by it

    • Comdukakis

      that’s all I watch, although I did watch a few minutes of NJPW on Axis the past two weeks

      • Fester

        I’ll watch the big Japanese shows. I’ll watch wrestlekingdom. But that’s it. At this point I’ve cut everything else out entirely. Even NXT I’ve almost completely given up on

        • Comdukakis

          with a daughter that wants to watch
          Raw, SD, 205, and NXT, plus ppvs I just don’t have time to dabbling in other stuff. Not that it particularly appeals to me either, which is why I’ve never been an indie/japan guy

    • That’s pretty much all I watch. And old network stuff. I’m not watching any Japan.

    • Dwayne

      The cool thing about what Duck does is he tries to increase awareness of other companies but at the same time, he isn’t saying don’t watch WWE. He actually likes that too

      • Kenny_Reigns

        He’s fun. I don’t understand his intense hatred of ROH, but he’s fun.

    • Mikey

      I am trying to dabble in other things but ultimately I only watch WWE for the most part and I just don’t want to use all of my free time watching pro wrestling

  • johntcole

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they pair Revival up with both Ric and Arn.

    However Arn used to have a drinking problem and I doubt going back on the road with a Ric would help that.

    • Dwayne

      I don’t think they need that. They are fine on their own

      • Night

        If anything, Flair and Arn’s presence would hurt them.

        • johntcole

          How so?

          • Aaron

            No heat. Fans don’t boo Ric.

          • johntcole

            What if they eventually turn on Ric.

          • Dwayne

            Now if they disrespected Arn and Ric, that would give them some heat

          • johntcole

            That’s what I’m going for.

          • Aaron

            Telling Ric Ole was right about his matches would get him to shoot.

      • johntcole

        I think at the start it could work. Just as a temp thing.

  • Mikey

    I don’t plan on watching Raw tonight. December was a truly horrendous month of a show that has been fairly bad for a while

    • Fester

      Raw has been God fucking awful since KO won the belt. And it’s not his fault Raw sucks but I can definitely pinpoint the night he won the title as the last time Raw hasn’t been offensively bad.

      • Mikey

        Everyone sucks. All the promos are boring as fuck too

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      I plan on doing another episode of 1997 tonight that was fun last Monday

      • Mikey

        That sounds more fun. Raw might be the legit worst show on tv right now

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          It was great! Like four people gave up on 2016 and watched 1997 instead. Petrie was loving it then started posting his stuff from 1997 when he of course hated it and we all make jokes. It was a great time

        • Comdukakis

          come on. I could go through the guide and find 10 worst reality shows on tonight alone. and that’s without even touching biased talking head new shows or Lifetime movies

          • Dwayne

            I wouldn’t even say it’s the worst wrestling show. TNA still airs impact

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I have renewed interest in college hoops, so I’ll be watching that tonight.

  • Cbenson5

    Eating Chipotle for the first time. Pretty good.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Yeah, it’s very good fast food.

    • Fester

      It’s better than Qdoba. However Qdoba is like a 5 min drive from my house and has way better queso, so I almost never go to chipotle

      • Bruce Chung

        I like Qdoba a lot better. I like the Mexican gumbo in a tortilla bowl.

  • Peter Porker?

  • Fester

    Was Spider-Ham ever anything other than a Simpsoms movie reference?

  • Kenny_Reigns

    Spider-Ham is by far the best version of that character!

  • johntcole

    Tye better debut at the number 10 spot in the Rumble.

    • Comdukakis

      and then be shot on the spot by sniper

    • Woo, the blog will get their hopes up for something ELSE and then get pissy when it doesn’t happen. YAY.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        That’s what we do in our spare time when we’re not discussing Lena Dunham.

    • Fester

      I hope he comes in at 11 just to troll the crowd

      • Come in at nine, and just stand on the floor waiting.

    • That’s too cute. Have him come in at 14.

  • Is there some clause where if they have Emila Clarke in a film, she needs to take her clothes off? I’m not complaining, just saying.

    • Bruce Chung

      Just the opposite for Game of Thrones. She’ll show if the scene is important/big enough.

      • In the beginning of GOT she was nude all the time. Then I think she told them that she was done.

        • She was naked once or twice in the most recent season.

          • Comdukakis

            once. for a very big scene

          • Bruce Chung

            I don’t get why she did season 3 episode 8. It wasn’t a huge scene, and it was after it was rumored she wouldn’t it anymore.

            It was when Daario Naharis v1 snuck into her tent and pledged his life to her.

          • Bruce Chung

            She’s done them when the scenes are important enough, like season 6 episode 4.

        • Bruce Chung

          It wasn’t that often, and it wasn’t during sexposition. But some of them weren’t necessary probably.

    • What is the name of the movie I need to go rent right now?

      • It’s the new Terminator and She doesn’t really show anything but she takes her clothes off and it’s kinda unnecessary.

  • johntcole

    I don’t get the Tye hate here and elsewhere. He’s got a good look, decent wrestling skills, and an over gimmick. He’d make a fine hand on Raw or SDL.

    • Fester

      He’s fine. I am maybe the only guy here who still remembers him from his ECW run so I still have bad memories about that.

      But he’s pretty great being a delusional babyface at the takeovers

    • Comdukakis

      that hate from me is for the fans that hijack shows with that stupid chant. As for Dillinger, he’s a thoroughly average, non inspiring wrestler who is perfectly capable of staying far away from any major storylines or belts

      • Fester

        That’s Tye’s problem. He’s been through developmental twice and is completely average minus his ability to be a dork and chant 10.

        The problem is that right now the crowd wants To chant 10. At least until WWE fandango’s it.

        • Comdukakis

          yep, minus the 10 chant he’s non memorable. he’s a paint by numbers, nothing stands out wrestler. and the 10 chant is obnoxious when used by the crowd in non Dillinger situations

    • Aaron

      Fans enjoying themselves in unapproved ways is bad or something.

      • Comdukakis

        fans being obnoxious is bad.

        • Aaron

          That’s the bookers’ problem.

          • Comdukakis

            yes bookers are stupid for allowing “what” and “10” on the air. You are right.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            CM Punk! CM Punk!

          • Comdukakis

            at least that is people being passionate about something. 10 and what are people being obnoxious.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I just really hate that chant. It’s just my pet peeve.

          • Comdukakis

            mine too. Not Dillinger’s fault but damn it’s obnoxious

          • Aaron

            Who came up with the gimmick? He’s getting a response so they can make the most of it or not.

          • Dwayne

            Entertained fans don’t usually chant stuff for no reason.

          • Comdukakis

            not true. “fans” get off on being “witty” and getting a laugh from the guy next to them or their drunk buddy. It’s a product of ECW that has really screwed up wrestling shows

          • Dwayne

            ECW fans were usually into the shows though. They chanted stuff related to the matches or wrestlers

          • Comdukakis

            but people took the wrong lessons. They took the “it’s cool to be part of the show” factor. Which is why you get blowhards ruining shows for kids by shouting out old gimmick names or real names. 10 is part of that too.

          • Brian_Bayless

            WWE is failing to create any emotional investments or a compelling babyface character is the reason for most of those types of chants.

          • Comdukakis

            I agree to an extent but there is certainly a percentage of fans who are there to be difficult and “stick it to WWE” and “be seen” regardless of how good or bad the show is.

          • If only WWE had anything approaching actual bookers…

      • God knows the WWE makes it hard enough to enjoy them in the first place…

    • His ceiling is 1994 Razor Ramon and his floor 1994 Marty Jannetty.

      I mean, that ain’t bad.

  • Night

    Peter Porker.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    NXT tag champion Tommaso Ciampa’s attempt at death defying high flying offense:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/SquaredCircle/comments/5ll97v/ciampa_tries_a_top_rope_move_and_its_hilarious/

  • johntcole

    So this is debuting on the Network after Raw tonight

    http://17r1l63fshd52dy9yakdizhkog.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/ring-it-to-the-taable-copy.jpg

    It’s a debate style show. And one of the topics looks to be the issues of Raw being 3 hours every week. Hmm.

    • Aaron

      “uh, we think it’s great. Keep paying us!”

      • johntcole

        I mean it won’t change anything, but it’s nice they are at least paying lip service to the concerns.

        Damn I typo everything here.

    • Adam Moore

      I’m surprised they’re bringing it up.

      “Yeah, it’s boring as hell, but what are ya gonna do?”

    • Nick Demola

      “Don’t Get Hot” should read “Don’t Get Over”

    • maskedcabana

      WWE Hot Takes?

  • Eric Von Erich

    Tye Dillinger should always get counted outside the ring or knocked out at a 1 count. The ref can say he thought he’d counted to ten based on the crowd’s response.

    • Comdukakis

      now that would be great and a nice FU to the fans for being dipshits with that chant

      • Aaron

        Vince would be proud of fighting fans like that.

        • Comdukakis

          fighting fans? Seriously? The fans are being ASSHOLES. they are counting 10 with everything in unrelated matches. thats not fighting fans, that’s getting control of the show from morons that continue to think they are cool by trying to be part of the show and be “witty”

          it’s why I stopped going to indie shows and now it’s taken over WWE too. Shut the fuck up and watch. if you don’t like it so damn bad, then don’t fucking go!!!

          • Adam Moore

            Couldn’t agree more. Having fun is one thing, but don’t hijack the whole fucking show.

    • The ref gets knocked out, Dillinger gets knocked to the floor, the ref gets up and starts to count. The crowd keeps shouting “10!” at him, so finally the ref decides it must be a 10 count.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    I’m rereading a ton of old Valiant comics from when they fired almost everyone good and were terrible. They’re quite a bit worse than I remember. The cool thing is coming across a big name who did early work for them, like Bryan Hitch. There are a few gems here and there, but most of it is ungodly awful.

    Conversely, the first 2 years of Valiant are still great. BWS’s Archer & Armstrong really holds up.

    • Dwayne

      Magnus the Robot Fighter lol

      • Kenny_Reigns

        The first year of that book is honestly some of the best comics I’ve ever read. Just good old fashioned story-telling. It falls off a cliff not long after that, though.

        • Dwayne

          Never really read it. Back then I was into their Captain N and Super Mario Brothers comics lol

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Oh wow. I was super into Valiant as a kid. Maybe it’s just the nostalgia talking, but I still enjoy the first few years. After that…wow, are they awful.

          • Dwayne

            I was aware of their stuff but didn’t get into it heavy. Not enough characters I liked

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I was a weird kid. I got into it because it was all new characters I could follow from the ground floor while I still read DC.

          • Dwayne

            I did that with Image to an extent

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Image was great! I wanted to do that, but the late shipping killed it for me.

    • Night

      Magnus Robot Fighter!

  • mike

    Lol, so Alshon Jeffery guaranteed that the Bears will win the superbowl next year. It’s hard enough to win when you’re the best team, but when you’re a flaming pile of shit….. man. May want to walk that one back.

    • The Rams were shit the year before they won the Super Bowl (and for quite a few years before that), but I can’t think of any other examples.

      • mike

        The Bears have so many holes right now. It’s going to take 2 or 3 more good drafts to get back to serious contention.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Pats too in 2001

        • Kenny_Reigns

          That Pats turn-around was incredible.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Mo Lewis collapsing Bledsoe’s lungs changed history.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I love Mo Lewis. I used to use him all the time in Tecmo Super Bowl for SNES. Me and my friends called him “Mean Mo” and he shouted everything. He also loved the ponies. Shetlands. He would put them on his barn door back and carry them around.

        • That’s a good one. San Francisco right before Bill Walsh were pretty bad too I thin but that was before my time.

    • Yeah, I want to say they’re just a QB away, but they are way more than just a QB away.

    • Dwayne

      I’ve seen NFL teams go from shit to playoff teams in one year. Super Bowl is stretching it

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I have seen the Vikings do the opposite a bunch of times.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    God, I just spent like 2 hours arguing with retards over on The Hill. I really need to find better hobbies.

    *coughs nervously*

    So… Mania in N’awlins again, huh?

    • Comdukakis

      crazy. they get the NBA all star game at the last minute, now this. not bad for a city full of drunks and criminals

      • Wavy Gravy

        New Orleans! Home of pirates, drunks and whores, New Orleans!

        • Night

          Show your tits and get some beads!

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Crawdads!

        • Aaron

          Can’t you hear me yell-a
          You’re puttin’ me through hell-a

          • Wavy Gravy

            A stranger’s just a friend you haven’t met.

          • Aaron

            Streetcar!

      • Aaron

        It’s also a mark city, which Vince likes.

        • Comdukakis

          actually so do I. I’ve come around on this. I used to be a smark guy who would shout “witty” stuff back in the day. now I don’t even boo John Cena because what’s the point? Do I get some feeling of accomplishment doing that? In the meantime not booing him may make a kid’s night more fun.

          • Aaron

            Teasing the kids is fun too. “No way Cena beats Kevin Owens!”, etc. Fun is fun.

          • Comdukakis

            naah. Ever since I saw the look in my daughter’s eyes when she said “they don’t like reigns very much do they” and she (for a bit) started to not be a fan, i said nope. no more booing guys the kids like.

          • Dwayne

            Do kids really get upset if some one boos Cena? If someone booed JYD or Warrior or whoever I liked as a kid, that didn’t bother me

          • Aaron

            I’d argue with the adults who did that and they played along. It’s part of the fun of being a kid at a show.

          • Dwayne

            That’s how I see it. It’s all in fun. It’s not like you’re ripping up their Cena poster or taking their action figures from them

          • Aaron

            Then everyone would chant gay slurs at Adrian Adonis. Good times.

          • Comdukakis

            who knows. a five year old might, but either way what am I getting out of booing John Cena? Does he care? Am i getting paid?

          • Aaron

            You’re not paid to cheer either.

          • Comdukakis

            I simply find it more fun to play along than be a contrary dick for fun. IMO the entire show would be better if fans didn’t think they were part of the show and try and hijack it by trying to be contary for contary’s sake or get laughs from their drunk buddies. You kno why Hogan happened in 2002 (and helped kill the company)? Drunk buddies laughing with each other at how fun it was to ironically cheer the old dude. and it got way out of control and they put the belt on him

          • Dwayne

            I think people were actually nostalgic and happy to see Hogan back

          • Comdukakis

            enough to want the belt on him? The same hogan that people LOATHED two years before?

          • Aaron

            It’s amazing what time does.

          • Dwayne

            What same people? I don’t know that anyone cheering for him then hated him before. He was in WCW before that and he was never as over down there as he was with WWF fans

          • Hogan in 2002 was being in a place he was actually liked/loved, with an opponent who was fine with letting the crowd turn on him and could get his own back the next night.

            I’d say a Punk return in Chicago/NYC/Philly MIGHT get that kind of response now, but no guarantees.

          • Dwayne

            I don’t think you’re being a contrary dick if you boo Cena. You really don’t like him or want him to win. Cheering him is being fake

          • Comdukakis

            I don’t cheer him either. God no. You should know me better than that. I simply stay silent

          • Dwayne

            What do you get out of cheering or booing? Does he care if you do either?

      • Dwayne

        It’s a good place for big events. 10 Superbowls were held there

    • Aaron

      TEN TEN TEN

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Political comments aren’t worth it. I used to enjoy occasionally pointing out the egregious errors in logic left by Drudge commenters on news articles and then laughing at all the names I was called.

      The BoD is more fun. Even if we vehemently disagree on something, it’s more often than not misplaced anger and back to normal in 15 minutes. Political commenters fight for their lives.

      • Comdukakis

        any political arguing I do is merely venting to keep my poor wife from having to listen to me. Any reason beyond that is pointless. I ain’t changing anyone’s mind

      • Aaron

        Quiet, Mooslime.

    • Shoulda been Minneapolis, huh?

      • Aaron

        It makes sense. New stadium, city they’ve not done a Mania, historical importance, region that hasn’t seen a Mania in forever.

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          I would have been interested in the Hall of Fame part.

          • Comdukakis

            Minneapolis would have been an easy trip for me to go next year. I ain’t going to the shithole party town that is New Orleans

          • Aaron

            I’ve never been to NO so I can’t say, but I’d really like to go to Minneapolis.

          • Comdukakis

            New Orleans just strikes me as not the place for a family vacation. Orlando, Minneapolis, LA, etc., those are WM places. New Orleans rep is debauchery, boobs, a cesspool of crime and poverty with Katrina, just doesn’t sound appetizing.

            On the flip side I could commute to a Detroit WM and they offer the same cesspool of crime and poverty if you go outside the 4 block radius of ford field

  • My wife won’t watch Ant Man. She won’t watch a super hero whose powers are ant based.

    • Show her Civil War first.

      Then she’ll be interested in Ant-Man’s backstory.

      • May do. She does want to see that. We’ve watched the entire MCU together, but she’s drawing a line on Ant Man.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Maybe she just hates Paul Rudd?

      • I’ll ask her if she knows who that is.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          If she does, we know for sure that opposites attract.

          • She definitely watches a lot more junk than I do, but she’s not toooo up on who the actors and directors and stuff are. Sometimes she is. But often not.

            I don’t think I could be married to someone who learned about actors and directors.

    • Dwayne

      Spider based is better I guess?

      • I raised this, and she’s not that into Spider Man either, but at least spiders can climb walls and have webs.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Here’s your predictions for the call-ups:

    Tye Dillinger = Comedy jobber. Will work backstage skits with the Golden Truth

    Liv Morgan = Jobber. Sloppy poop break matches.

    The Revival = will play to crickets.

    Happy 2017!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I honestly think the Revival are going to be exposed on the main roster. Hopefully I’m wrong.

      • Revival needs a solid manager-type to handle promos. Then they can do 10-15 minute workrate based matches and be awesome.

      • Brian_Bayless

        They are kinda a Brainbusters tribute act but Dawson is a really, really good wrestler.

        Dash is replaceable.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I’m basing my opinion 100% on seeing them wrestle DIY. Just from watching him for like…7 years now?…I can recognize a Johnny Gargano called match when I see it. Maybe the Revival can hang with anyone, but Gargano is a miracle worker.

          • Comdukakis

            they did great matches with alpha too

      • Wavy Gravy

        Call them up, put them against American Alpha, and they should do fine.

      • Comdukakis

        they won’t get enough time. They don’t do enough high spots to get over in five minute matches

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Sweet lord.

    • PhilStubington

      That escalated quickly.

    • Roronoa FunkDoc

      Safe to say that veered off topic lol

    • flamingtoilet

      I’m still not quite clear on how long to freeze the numbers for though.

  • Mikey

    The Young Bucks or The Revival?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Is there a neither button?

    • Revival. They don’t do flips.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Young Bucks have superkick parties! Who doesn’t enjoy a party?

      • Eric Von Erich

        Just fists.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Young Bucks!

    • Aaron

      You could have said Young Bucks or syphilis and I wouldn’t have picked the Young Bucks.

    • Comdukakis

      Revival I guess. I haven’t really seen the young bucks but I like Revival. they aren’t going to be a big deal on the main roster due to size and a lack of high spots but I enjoy them in NXT

    • Fester

      Revival

  • If there’s one thing that I hate to get, it’s together.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I don’t like getting jiggy wit it either.

    • Dwayne

      Depends on who I’m getting together with

  • Brian_Bayless

    One thing everyone agrees on is this:

    Reading a recap of the 6/4/89 edition of WWF Wrestling Challenge

    http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/02/wwf-wrestling-challenge-june-4th-1989/

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Watching ‘Superman Returns’ for the first time. Certainly not actively bad like the more recent DC efforts, just….boring. So it’s kind of the perfect Superman movie. Howboutit?

    • Bruce Chung

      I’ve always liked it tons more than Synder. It’s a much better Superman movie even with its flaws.

    • Dwayne

      I couldn’t finish it. It was really fucking boring

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Yeah. I’m close to tapping out. No way did this movie need 2 1/2 hrs

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Two and a half!? Holy hell.

        • Dwayne

          Nothing even happens until half way through

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            I’m halfway exactly.

          • Comdukakis

            sweet jesus you are going to dominate me this week in fantasy basketball. I was looking at the schedule and man it’s a light week for my guys and a heavy one for yours.

    • mike

      That movie just made me really miss Christopher Reeve.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    This movie has not progressed in like 30 minutes. Did they forget to hire an editor?

  • Facts

    To get EA Sports UFC 2 or WWE 2K16 or 17.

    Hmmm.

  • Aaron

    “Dash, Scott, we’re promoting you to the main roster Scott I can hear you whispering ‘please not Raw'”.

    • Bruce Chung

      They need to fill 3 hours.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Huh. Second Life still exists. Wow.

    • Fester

      Unless someone shuts off the servers that game will be around forever. People cling to their online MMOs.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I had a friend who was into it really hardcore like, six years ago. I tried to play it but my computer sucked and it wouldn’t run. It was prolly for the better.

        • Fester

          Yeah I’m never going near second life. Game weirds me out with what people have done with it

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Yeah. It’s a silly place.

  • mike

    Hmmm, wife went over to the in laws today. Headphones/music or video games?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Both.

      • mike

        I like your thinking.

    • Comdukakis

      porn

      • mike

        My wife likes porn. We can watch that together. Although, she’s kinda gotten into Anime porn and I couldn’t really care less about it.

        • Comdukakis

          don’t get anime porn

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Cartoon porn in general is an avenue I will never understand.

    • Fester

      Do you smoke? If so music. If not video games.

      Or porn

    • Music.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Superman is flying Lois around. This could have happened 45 minutes ago. How is this movie only halfway over?

    • Bruce Chung

      Singer needs more time to screw over Marsden.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I wanna see Gobbledy Gooker (which auto corrects to “hooker” thus changing that name greatly) face Wild Cat Willie.

    • I’m glad that I can finally tell you and cult apart. Biff is doing a grey and white av now too which further confused matters.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Kate Bosworth: not hot

  • johntcole

    “Here is the updated card for Saturday’s WWNLive Style Battle debut…

    Right Side of The Bracket: Fred Yehi vs. Anthony Henry
    Right Side of The Bracket: AR Fox vs. Austin Theory
    Left Side of The Bracket: Dave Crist vs. Darby Allin
    Left Side of The Bracket: Dezmond Alexander vs. Sammy Guevara”

    Fox vs Theory makes sense because Fox trained him out of the WWA4 Atlanta camp.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Henry, while technically proficient and a good striker, bores me to tears.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    This is one of the slowest moving basic stories I’ve seen in a movie

    • Bruce Chung

      Ignoring the plot and pacing, all 3 leads were mediocre at best.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Spacey seems like the perfect Luthor….in a better movie

  • How was everybody’s NYE celebrations?

    • Comdukakis

      I’m old. we don’t do that

    • Eric Von Erich

      I didn’t eat enough food. A few glasses of port and beer caught up to me way too quickly. Didn’t get sick that night but was hungover the next day. Somewhere in there I caught a cold whose main symptom is a sore throat that feels like I’m gargling glass.

      • I think not eating enough food before I started partying got in the way of my good time, too.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      Amazing

    • Bones

      Wasn’t too bad, drank a bit more than I planned, but it was low key and not bad.

    • Aaron

      Sedate. I play adult on amateur nights.

    • flamingtoilet

      It was okay. Went to our favorite pub (it’s British, so it’s a pub, even if it’s in Texas) for a special dinner/drinky/party thing. Food was great as always, but the service was… not good. Servers were pretty much half-assing it and obviously didn’t want to be there. Owner was getting REALLY pissed, too, to the point of having to chew his workers out just barely out of ear range of customers. But just. I could hear it fine.

      Then we came home. Janis went to bed and I drank while watching old Monday Night Raws from 93.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I still have not seen Man of Steel either.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Don’t. It’s a shit story told by a director that has no concept of storytelling.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Worse than BvS?

        • Bruce Chung

          Oh god yes.

          MoS trashes Superman.

          BvS trashes Batman.

        • Clark O’Brien

          I refuse to watch BvS because its done by the same people, but others I’ve spoke to have said it is worse.

  • Comdukakis

    new sports headlines. Kiffin out at Bama immediately, Coach K getting a sense Duke may not be that good and doing back surgery again

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Seems like a strange thing to do but bringing in “an advisor” or whatever he called Sark before is usually a sign that they’re looking to fire you and are just waiting for a good reason.

      • Comdukakis

        he and Saban hate each other

  • Aaron

    BoD SS: Jobbledy Gooker

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I saw some Young Bucks highlights on youtube yesterday.

    Yeah. Okay.

    • Mikey

      They’re fairly horrible

      • Matt_Indeed.

        They are beyond the definition of business exposing.

        And that tope into the tombstone combo is going to kill someone someday.

        • Adam Moore

          Tope into a tombstone? Christ…

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yeah, one guy holds the opponent up for the tombstone, and the other guy flips over the top rope and grabs the opponent’s legs, and they drive him into the mat. It’s fucking stupid.

          • Adam Moore

            I mean, I’m kinda impressed it isn’t a botch every single time.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Yeah, that’s why they’ve hit it hundreds of times at this point and hurt no one.

            If business exposing Pisces you off, you should like absolutely zero modern wrestlers.

            The Irish whip, a foundational building block of how wrestling matches are contructed–destroys all logic. Just stop running!

            It’s pantomime

          • Adam Moore

            I get your point, but it’s no different than certain plot holes in a film not bothering you, but driving other people crazy.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            But you have to be consistent on stuff like that or your complaint isn’t valid–at least within the same genre.

            The “exposing the bussiness” complaint is utterly ridiculous–NONE OF THIS LOOKS REAL. punches, strikes, suplexes, they all look absurd if your mindset is “imitate a real fight. ”

            There are valid complaints and opinions about the Young Bucks style. Not everyone is going to like them–but “they expose the bussiness” isn’t a valid criticism of anyone, because it’s a criticism of everyone. The whole industry is a failure if that’s your standard.

          • Adam Moore

            Okay, that’s a fair point.

  • Adam Moore

    I was having an NBA debate the other day with a guy who told me he would gladly take Kobe over LeBron any day.

    My reply: I’m not really are what to tell you then.

    • Comdukakis

      gladly? I can see a small argument for peak Kobe vs. Lebron but I would take LeBron. But certainly not gladly

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Lebron is way more physically imposing, and he can pass when he’s having an off-night. Kobe will chuck that shit until he dies.

      • Adam Moore

        The probable defining play of LeBron career is a defensive play. That’s remarkable. Who else can you say that about?

        • Comdukakis

          Tayshaun Prince?

        • Dwayne

          Dikembe Mutombo?

    • Bruce Chung

      That guy is stupid.

    • Dwayne

      I mean either guy in their prime would be great to have. Lebron does more things than Kobe did though

    • Dwayne

      Was the guy you were debating named Skip Bayless?

      • Adam Moore

        Lol, no. Just apparently a Kobe fan. No problem with that, but come on.

        • Bruce Chung

          LeBron is top 5 all-time. Kobe doesn’t make top 10.

          • Comdukakis

            I consider it impossible to compare eras and positions in basketball. How do you compare Wilt dominating against much smaller competition and in an era when there were vastly more rebounds and shots taken to someone like Kobe or Chris paul?

          • Bruce Chung

            Even in his era, Kobe was only top dog like 3 years.

          • Comdukakis

            post Jordan I put Kobe at two behind LeBron. Durant, Curry, maybe Chris Paul even (vastly underrated and a beast in advanced metrics) might get there over him, but for now it goes LeBron, Kobe, Duncan/Shaq for me (I’m sure I forgot someone)

          • Adam Moore

            I consider it to be quite unfortunate that the common fan doesn’t really appreciate how good Duncan was.

          • Comdukakis

            his defense was subtle and got better as he took a lesser role in the offense.

          • Adam Moore

            Yeah if you really paid attention, you saw all the little things he did.

          • Bruce Chung

            From 96 to 15, he was probably only best in 04 to 07, also when Duncan backed off a bit with Parker and Ginobili.

          • Adam Moore

            Plus the game is officiated vastly differently today than in the past.

          • Adam Moore

            I probably wouldn’t complain too much about Kobe being top ten, but I get your point.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I still have not seen Man of Steel either.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      You had like four minutes, dude. Get yourself together.

    • I haven’t either, but seen the Honest Trailer so felt like I’ve seen it.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    It’s interesting watching the multi-cam sitcom production process. In some cases they have to replace the actual laughter with a laugh track because the real laughter goes on too long or is too loud!

    • Adam Moore

      I remember the cast of Seinfeld complaining because the audience ovations were taking so long when a character made his or her first appearance.

      • Comdukakis

        that was a happy days and Married with children isue too, but those two shows seemed to encourage it

      • Roronoa FunkDoc

        Yeah throughout seasons 4 and 5 Kramer gets standing ovations on his entrances and eventually the warm-up comic had to ask the audience not to applaud.

  • Bones

    Shit…I got Pens tickets for next Sunday’s game which is at 1, the same time as the football game.

    • Bruce Chung

      Everything is fine.

  • Comdukakis

    hawks shopping Millsap, possibly Sefolosha and Korver too

    • Bruce Chung

      I read that earlier. I hope Millsap gets a true payday finally.

      • Comdukakis

        any other year he probably wouldn’t at 32, but with another cap spike he should cash in big if he’s willing to settle for a team that’s not a true title contender and has to overpay

  • Dwayne

    Why are the Steelers playing the Gators right now?

  • C BREEZY

    Tye Dillinger on the main roster? Yikes

    • Why not?

      • Comdukakis

        didn’t we already do this. The chant. Hes a perfectly acceptable wrestler who brings not a whole lot to the table as far as a future

        • I don’t see the issue with the guy being an opening match act. He got himself over in NXT, dude deserves a chance to make some main roster paydays.

          • Comdukakis

            he didn’t’ get over shit. he got a chant. fans like to chant along. hell, jack swagger still gets a chant along before the crowd goes silent

          • This reminds me of that time Vince was convinced that the “YES!” chant was over but not Daniel Bryan.

          • Comdukakis

            Vince was wrong on that one, but there are guys where the chant or catchphrase is over but not the wrestler. Heck I’d argue New Day is getting to that point, where the sing along is rote work by the crowd and they really aren’t that over.

          • The New Age Outlaws had the same problem, nobody gave a shit after their intro. Hell, that explains about 3/4 of the Attitude Era roster. Doesn’t mean you can’t make money with an act.

          • C BREEZY

            Personally I’m looking at it from my own enjoyment of the act, not really concerned with “10” getting over and how much money it will make WWE. I don’t find the guy entertaining in the ring or on the mic or captivating as a character so rather not have him on the main roster… unless he evolves into something interesting on NXT first

          • Aaron

            Because I don’t like thing!

          • Comdukakis

            it’s called an opinion. I just have strong ones today.

      • C BREEZY

        Not a fan of his… great entrance music but that’s where the positives end for me. I know he’s well liked but I just can’t see it

        • Would he be any worse than the rest of the geeks?

          • C BREEZY

            I don’t see what quality he would bring to be honest, seems like a jobbier version of Dolph Ziggler or something

          • Comdukakis

            Ziggler wrestles circles around Dillinger

          • Comdukakis

            yes. They are much better in the ring than he is

          • But they aren’t over. As stupid as the “10” thing might be, it’s over with the NXT crowd. Give it a chance on the main roster. It will probably fail, but I’d rather them take a chance on an act who has a following instead of the newest push for Primo and Epico.

          • Comdukakis

            Tyler Breeze was over with the NXT crowd. so was adam rose. Doesn’t make them great. Dillinger has a chant that is completely unrelated to his skill level. The chant is over, he’s not in WWE

          • We don’t know that yet. Give him enough rope to hang himself, I say. You can’t make the argument that a chant is over, not the guy. It’s all part of the same act. That’s like saying “Austin 3:16” was over, not Austin. Nobody gets over if you take away all of their gimmicks.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Holy shit! I forgot about Tyler Breeze.

          • Comdukakis

            he’s a cop now

          • flamingtoilet

            I just like seeing new faces. Too many of these guys are well past a full decade on the main roster.

          • Comdukakis

            I will say that SD needs more talent, heck does Raw so we don’t see 47 non title matches before every ppv. so in that respect Dillinger should go up, but I don’t want to encourage that chant

  • Comdukakis

    I would just like to note that I am campaigning for BOD poster of the year. I promise to bring jobs back to the BOD, keep our allotment of black folks to three (Night, Dwayne, and Devin), and offer full pensions for retiring posters after 10 years of service. And I will build a wall to keep NPP and TNAmecca out

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Don’t listen to this guy! He’s a liberal hippie who wants you to pay for his upvotes!

      • Aaron

        Probably runs a sex farm out of a Dairy Queen.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I didn’t say it, but now that you did, it should be advertised everywhere.

    • This is a good pitch for Worst Poster of the Year.

      • Comdukakis

        I’ll have my Russians hack you

    • Devin Harris

      Last thing we need is more black ppl

      • Comdukakis

        see this guy gets it!!! I appreciate that kind of self-hate. If Trump can get women and 25% of Hispanics to vote for me, I should get at least 2/3 of the black vote here

        • Devin Harris

          Well you literally need 2 out of the three of us to vote for you

          • Comdukakis

            exactly!!! Unless you want to count that fake Grampa

          • Devin Harris

            lol

        • Curtis Williams

          3/5*

    • Aaron

      You’ve got Kenny’s vote.

  • Mikey

    What’s the difference between the Young Bucks and Teddy Hart?

    • The Bucks aren’t delusional pricks.

    • ProjectBlue

      Cats?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      There are 2 of them?

    • Dwayne

      1.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      The Young Bucks actually have great pacing to their matches and know how to work a heat section when they’re heels?

    • Aaron

      Marks

  • I love reading comments where someone is clearly trolling, but being subtle enough about it that people bite like crazy. I’m not talking about anything on this site specifically, it’s something on a news site.

  • Bones

    The BoD snap group should have it’s fill of fat fuck action for the day.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Buh!?

  • Why are all comic book related sites shit? The one I tend to go to the most is Bleeding Cool, since they tend to break news first and the site is one of the better formatted sites. But they also waste my time with click-bait articles, spoiler news where they don’t spoil anything and instead say “neener neener! We know but can’t say!” and attack creators over shit they say on Twitter.

    Meanwhile, every other site is horrible formatted, tries too hard to mimic Buzzfeed, focuses too much on comics RELATED news (TV, movies, etc), spends most of the time on the Big Two (DC & Marvel) and has no insightful articles. And no one does interviews anymore, either. I miss good interviews with creative teams.

    • Comdukakis

      capitalism. Ain’t it great?

      • Huh?

        • Comdukakis

          all the click bait on bleeding cool, all the big headlines that amount to clickbait

          • Yep. All reporting to big shocks and no real insightful articles on anything.

  • Aw, I missed a discussion on Superman Returns. It has its problems, but I don’t hate that movie. At least it feels like a Superman movie, unlike Man of Steel. Of course, cribbing from the original Donner movies helped.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    There’s a patient screaming down the hall.

    Shut up! You’re distracting me from doing nothing!

  • Mikey

    This is certainly a fun collection of people. Is that Mike Knox on the right?

    https://instagram.com/p/BOudPzsh1Os/

    • PhilStubington

      I don’t watch the main weekly shows so I’ve not seen Dana recently. Holy crap.

    • Curtis Williams

      Weird seeing Strowman smile

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    If the Bucks go to WWE it’s going to be infuriating when they get praise heaped all over them and the bitching about “just doing flips” dies down since they’ll be watching them work complete matches.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      See also, Bryan Danielson works a style too boring for mainstream and Tyler Black is a spot monkey

      • Matt_Indeed.

        But Tyler Black is a spot monkey.

        • Comdukakis

          a dangerous spot monkey at that

    • Mikey

      The ending to Global Wars 2016 was one of the worst things I’ve ever seen in pro wrestling.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Most Young Bucks fans felt the same way.

        I didn’t, but most did–that ending was almost universally panned as bad booking.

        So not an example.of why people like the Bucks.

    • Aaron

      I’ve seen plenty. They’re clowns.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        They are clowns!

        No one ever said “I want to buy some of that super serious Young Bucks” merch.

        I don’t see how this is a criticism.

        • Aaron

          It’s a criticism of their hack gimmick. “Huh, we’re in on the funny joke too! This is all fake har har har!”

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            That’s…not the joke though.

            The Bucks aren’t really Kayfabe breakers during shows. The remote controled wrestler or slow motion wrestling pt that PWG bit with ten guys sticking thumbs up each other’s ass…that’s other guys.

            The Bucks take the piss out of the dour seriousness of wrestling sometimes, but the joke isnt “hurdur we know it’s fake”

  • My experience of the Young Bucks is that their matches are awesome spectacles when I’m watching them live, but then a month or 2 later when I try and think back to what I enjoyed so much I find I can’t remember anything specific about the match.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I wouldn’t even argue this too strongly except for a few exceptions.

      Their series with reDRagon I remember huge chunks of.

      When they get a 2 v 2 match in New Japan it’s usually pretty special.

      Ladder War this year was ROH match of the year. Tremendous car crash with memorable bumps.

  • Comdukakis

    Ironic that I post on a site for wrestling fans when I generally despise wrestling fans. this is kinda like my version of calling people deplorables. I don’t think this BOD poster of the year vote will go well

    • PhilStubington

      I chucked you a second preference.

      • Comdukakis

        why thank you!!!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      You’ll win the popular vote, but Michigan won’t like you, so that means you lose.

      • Comdukakis

        yeah I’m not winning Onita’s vote and Soda Pop is on the fence

        • Aaron

          Say something good about the NES.

    • flamingtoilet

      We’re not wrestling fans here. We’re alt-smarks.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I don’t care for wrestling fans either. It’s okay. We’re better than them all and can die happy knowing that.

    • maskedcabana

      Aren’t most hardcore fans of anything usually pretty bad?

      • Aaron

        They definitely know best how to be fans of something and will tell people when they’re doing it wrong.

    • Dwayne

      I hate all fans

  • Matt_Indeed.

    My job for which I’ve put in my notice won’t give me a day off to look for a house, even though I gave them 6 weeks notice.

    I can’t quit faster or I lose 120 hours of annual leave. This is bullshit.

    • I would just stick it to them and say fuck the annual leave. I tried to play nice and you guys want to play games, so now I’m quitting today. Unless you need them for a reference or something. The satisfaction of telling somebody to piss off and die in a fire always outweighs potential drawbacks for me.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        120 hours is a lot of money though…

        • I hear you, and I wouldn’t begrudge somebody for choosing the money. But for me, there is almost a greater satisfaction in telling somebody “I don’t need your money. Go fuck yourself.” People think they can control you over money. There is no better thrill than aggressively demonstrating to somebody that is not the case.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Yeah.

            That’s only true if you have money.

            We’re I in his shoes, you absolutely can control me with money.

            I, and my 30,000 in student debt, need the fucking money.

          • Aaron

            It’s hard to walk from three weeks’ pay right when buying a new house.

      • mike

        Three weeks pay is some serious cheddar…

  • Bones

    FINALLY through 1988 NWA

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Sounds like a chore.

      • Bones

        Some stuff was really good, other things really were a chore.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Its reported that Paige is backstage at RAW tonight.

    • Mikey

      Hopefully she’s sober.

      • All she has to do is stand next to Ric Flair all night and she’ll look sober by comparison.

      • Dwayne

        I hope she isn’t. We need our first scandalous story of 2017

    • Matt_Indeed.

      RAW comes to you LIVE from Crazytown!

      • Aaron

        It’s spelled “Greenville”.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Same diff.

    • C BREEZY

      La Luchadora?

      • Biff ♥ You

        That… would not be the worst thing for SmackDown, provided her and WWE get over their little tiff. SmackDown could use another decent worker in the women’s division. With her, Mickie James on the way in, and Alexa continuing to improve, that will help out a lot in 2017.

        • Aaron

          They’d have a lot of explaining to do re: the first Luchadora having been in the sun at some point.

        • C BREEZY

          Could also be a neat little Eminem B Rabbit trick to counter all the “Si” or ADR chants

      • She won’t be doing anything physical until at least the summer. Or at least she shouldn’t. She just had neck surgery about 2 months ago.

  • cultstatus

    Just watched Deepwater Horizon. Meh.

    • Adam Moore

      It was fine, but nothing I care to see again.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Epix is running an Indiana Jones marathon today, minus the abominable fourth movie. I do believe I will enjoy Raiders of the Lost Ark today.

    • JosephM

      That must be why the films are on Hulu now, they have a deal with Epix.

  • Bones

    Black Monday was sort of disappointing

    • Adam Moore

      Well, there’s still time.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Aaron

      Hilarious. Payton can collect a check in a city that doesn’t care.

      • Brian_Bayless

        A shit team who gave up the 5th pick in the draft this year to move up and take Goff in 2016.

        • Aaron

          I can’t believe anyone though Goff would move the needle. LA is about the Lakers, cocaine and the beach.

          • Brian_Bayless

            They’d only care if A) They actually became good, B) Had a name QB

        • Mikey

          He already seems to be a bust

    • Adam Moore

      Seems like a smart move for both sides. The Saints are probably ready to move on, and the Rams want to make a big move.

    • Jackson Smith

      Going from Brees to Goff, Lorrrrrrd what a dropoff. I think that’d piss off Drew something awful too, he loves Payton.

  • mike

    Lol, so apparently War Machine (Jon Koppenhaver) has apparently become a huge Christian just in time to go on trial for beating Christy Mack half to death.

    • ProjectBlue

      Turn the other cheek. It probably needs punching too

      • mike

        Just read about the attack. That guy he let go should probably have called the cops. WM beat Mack for over two hours.

    • Vintage

      Ah, the old Ray Lewis turn.

      • mike

        Ol’ war machine is gonna be going to jail for a LONG time. This was far from his first offense.

        • Aaron

          Watch him get off because it was “just” a porn actress.

  • Vintage

    Time for some Chip Kelly spin control.

    https://twitter.com/NFL/status/815996213682176000

    “You see, I liked Dak Prescott! We could have had a great QB and a great season! Trent Baalke’s the idiot! Give me another chance!”

  • Vintage

    “Tye Dillinger, LIV MORGAN, and the Revival are currently being considered for main roster slots in the near future.”

    No. Stop. Think very carefully about calling up LIV MORGAN to the main roster. Good God, just stop!

    • Aaron

      I’m sure Liv wouldn’t be so happy either. I’m sure she has some level of self awareness.

    • Mikey

      I think she’s dating Enzo in real life. They can be terrible together.

      • Vintage

        If she’s dating Enzo, she’ll enjoy Smackdown, just like Cass’ real life girlfriend.

        • Brian_Bayless

          I can easily see Liv as Nikki Bella’s buddy.

        • Aaron

          I don’t think Vince is trying to steal Enzo.

      • Aaron

        Like you and sports opinions! BOOM

      • Jackson Smith

        Awww, Enzo broke up with the Hooters girl who worked at his place in Hackensack? That was a love story for the ages, lol.

    • I thought Liv and her partner were coming along. But no way is Liv ready to be called up.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    The Mick was pretty funny. I mean it’s basically “Sweet Dee Raises Rich Kids” but still.

  • Jesus does Directv Now’s on demand need some serious attention. I had to restart that last episode of Suits at least a half dozen times.

  • Also, Suits lifted the plots points for its finale from”A Few Good Men” and then literally said they were doing it.

  • Devin Harris

    Only nick saban is a big enough ass to get sympathy heat for lane kiffen. The guy was basically working two jobs. The fuck you expect?

    • Adam Moore

      I was actually kinda surprised Saban didn’t ask him to leave sooner. It’s just an odd position to be in.

      • Devin Harris

        I’d like to know who wanted him to stay. I can’t see kiffen volunteering to do it

        • Adam Moore

          I just always find situations like this to be messy. I mean, the outgoing coordinator has to focus on talking with previous commits at his new school, recruiting for the upcoming year, and putting his staff together.

          How can he have time to focus on his gameplan?

          • Devin Harris

            And it looked like he didn’t. They also said he was always late to everything.

          • Adam Moore

            Hey, remember when Lane Kiffin was a young superstar coach in the making?

    • Bones

      Cutty Sark is going to hand Hurts the playbook and a handle of Beam.

      • Devin Harris

        Clemson is going to score so sark better stay of the sauce for this one or hit it hard. Whichever makes him more effective

  • Jackson Smith

    Oscar screeners finally rolling off the presses

  • Bones

    Whoever said they were going to stick ESPN with that Texans/Raiders shitfest, kudos to you.

    • riraho

      Sat 430 aka Texans Bowl is always the least attractive game.

    • Devin Harris

      Raiders fell to the wild card? Damn!

      • Adam Moore

        I’m not a Raiders fan in the slightest, but wow does that Carr injury suck so bad.

        • Devin Harris

          Amazing how much he means to them. We may want to hold off on giving del rio coach of the year

      • Jackson Smith

        Carr should be raking in the MVP votes, lol

    • Brian_Bayless

      I dont give two shits about that game and the Pats will steamroll either of those teams

      • riraho

        Easiest path to the SB ever

        • Brian_Bayless

          KC and PIT are not easy outs

          • riraho

            Im not afraid of either of them in Foxboro.

      • Bones

        Steelers defense isn’t good enough and LOL Andy Reid in Foxborough, although the Chiefs are playing good football.

        • Brian_Bayless

          I dont trust the Pats O-Line against a good D

          • Bones

            Steelers D has improved a bit, but it still isn’t good.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Chiefs D is what I was referencing.

            Steelers offense can play and we beat them with Landry at the helm.

          • Bones

            The Steelers destroyed the Chiefs, but that was early on and they lost to the Dolphins as well.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Pats played a really soft schedule. A good offense can beat them. No Jamie Collins and trying to cover Bell is a scary thought.

          • Bones

            I did see that New England generally played the who’s who of who blows at quarterback this year.

          • riraho

            Jamie Collins cannot cover Bell. He cant.

          • riraho

            Good God, are you worried about Brady beating Roethlisberger in the playoffs in Gillette?

          • riraho

            Brady was fine in Denver

  • Jackson Smith

    If Saints trade Payton, they will consider Doug Marrone for the top job. Gaaaaaaah

    • Adam Moore

      HAHAHAHA

  • Bruce Chung

    Forgot Goldberg is showing up tonight. Hopefully he squashes somebody.

    • C BREEZY

      I hope he picks up an injury that’s not too serious so as to impact him long term, but serious enough that he misses the Rumble/Mania

      • Bruce Chung

        I kind of want to see overheard scoreboard fall on somebody one of these days.

      • But then we’ll get Shane vs Brock.

  • Bruce Chung

    Dog Mauls Family After They Try to Dress It in a Christmas Sweater

    https://www.yahoo.com/style/dog-mauls-family-try-dress-194908090.html

    lol, other than maybe the dog getting euthanized for human mistakes.

    • C BREEZY

      That dog already has a coat, why did it need a sweater?

  • Bones

    Western Michigan with the triple reverse pass for a 5 yard gain.

    • riraho

      Why hand it to the RB and have him run straight for 5 yards when you can exchange the ball 3 times run 20 yards back and forth for 5 yards!

  • Good afternoon LOOOOOOOL Lane Kiffin got de facto fired.

    • Curtis Williams

      No more Kiffin’s Krimson Korner? 🙁

      • Aaron

        There will never be a shortage of KKK in Alabama.

    • Adam Moore

      I read that wrong and initially thought he somehow got fired from his new job already, which basically woulda been the funniest thing ever.

  • Bones

    What coach wouldn’t salivate at this opportunity? Chan Gailey, welcome back baby!

    http://deadspin.com/bills-gms-press-conference-really-couldnt-have-gone-muc-1790691580

    • Mikey

      Bring in Charlie Weis

      • I don’t know if he’d go take that gig when Kansas is still paying him to not coach.

    • Brian_Bayless

      That is some fucked up ownership they have in Buffalo

  • Daniel Swinney

    Tye: might as well do it now if ever. I could see him as a Zack Ryder (in his good days) level face on Raw. Probably do ok on Smackdown too.
    Revival: Would be an excellent fit and amazing addition to Smackdown. Would worry about them on Raw.
    Liv: I don’t think she’s near ready but whatever. Maybe she goes to Smackdown to feud with Carmella?

  • Bruce Chung

    ESPN’s player stat page seems incomplete. I cannot sort QB stats by season, only by week.

  • Meltzer talking about how the World of Sport rating was below average to what ITV usually gets, but I think the fact that they scored a great rating for a wrestling show with zero star power shows there might be some potential.

    • PhilStubington

      The rating share was 7% which is half what they normally get. And it was up against very weak opposition.

      • Ludwig Bore-ya

        I though it was up against some massive football match. Liverpool or Man U. or something.

  • Brian_Bayless

    I really am more interested on who the Bills hire to coach than I should be.

    That organization is inept.

    • Devin Harris

      I didn’t think Rex was that bad

      • Brian_Bayless

        For that team and organization, they were not going to get anyone better.

        • Devin Harris

          The gm said he doesn’t know why the guy was fired. Definitely a job talented coaches are going to be fighting over

      • Adam Moore

        There could always be behind the scenes stuff, and I get that, but I don’t get giving a guy just 31 games to determine if he’s your guy.

    • Mikey

      It’s going to be someone terrible.

      • God let it be Tomsula.

      • Brian_Bayless

        I’m hoping they drag Dan Reeves out of retirement for the LOL’s

        • Can I interest you in a high-miles but low-maintenance Tom Coughlin?

    • Bruce Chung

      Doug Marrone? lol

  • Devin Harris

    I’m older than the coach of western Michigan

  • BADGER BADGER BADGER BADGER TOUCHDOWN TOUCHDOWN

  • Adam Moore

    Buffalo’s GM didn’t even know Ryan was getting fired. If the ownership wants to make the calls themselves, but why even have a GM to begin with?

  • Devin Harris

    Duke is having a tough year so it’s the perfect opportunity for coach k to run away

    • Brian_Bayless

      Between the dismissal of Suliemon (sp) and the Allen suspension, I think the dirt on Coach K is gonna come out fast and heavy.

      • Devin Harris

        He should still have enough to win. Everyone on the team was hs all American. What a joke

        • Brian_Bayless

          I can’t stand him. The shit he pulled with that kid from Oregon last year should tell everyone how he is as a person.

      • Mikey

        What happened with Suliemon?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Rape allegation and dismissed then went to Maryland. However, no one would comment on the story. It was odd.

          • Mikey

            Weird

  • Adam Moore

    I’m just glad that fucking regular season is done with, and maybe the Panthers can rebound in the off-season.

    • Devin Harris

      They really need to fix the o-line. It’s been a mess for way too long

      • Brian_Bayless

        Pass Rusher would help too.

      • Adam Moore

        Yeah, honestly they were due to come back to earth a bit this season. There were a number of games in 2015 they could have/should have lost.

        • Devin Harris

          Cam couldn’t save them this year. The hits are probably adding up. He can’t take another year of this

          • Adam Moore

            Yeah they’re kinda wasting one of the unique talents in Cam. See my comment about Rivera above.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Unfortunately its a weak year for tackles in the draft.

            Might help getting a stud RB as I can see them cutting Stewart for cap reasons

  • Bones

    LOL “The Big 10 is having a bowl season to forget…”

    Ummm that’s about every year.

    • Comdukakis

      the difference in speed tends to become evident in bowl games

      • Aaron

        Also player pay.

        • Comdukakis

          well yeah the Big 10 can’t pay those high salaries that the SEC pays

          • Aaron

            I mean, of course a Black kid is going to want to live in Bocephus, AL because it’s a great experience! No they’re not bribed!

  • Adam Moore

    There were some faint rumors that maybe Rivera was gonna land with the Rams or elsewhere next season. I didn’t really believe it, but wouldn’t have been totally blown away either.

    • TomaxAndXamot

      What’s the Rivera rumor now? Chargers?

      • Adam Moore

        I’m not sure if I’ve heard that, but it would make sense.

  • HartKiller_09

    This Tarasenko character’s a beast.

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s awesome.

  • Robert

    Finally saw Rogue One. Outstanding movie. Vader is scary as hell in his final scene.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Video games are fun. I’m near the end of April 2019 in OOTP Baseball, and here’s Mike Trout’s stats through 19 games: .474/.535/.877, seven homers, 15 RBI, 16 runs. His OPS+, for fellow sabermetric nerds, is 289.

  • Mr.Snrub

    Liv Morgan? A full year early.

    Never change WWE, i’m guessing she caught Bucky Beaver’s eye?

    • Comdukakis

      yeah they’d be better off bringing in indie women to do jobs and continue with the current female roster. Liv is green as the grass at Wrigley on opening day

      • PhilStubington

        I think they are for the women’s tourny – assume some of them will be signed.

    • Phrederic

      She’s Enzo’s girl.

      Ten bucks she shows up on Raw and he starts humiliating Amore.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      I’m watching NXT right now. Peyton and Billie should go up later this, and Liv and Aaliyah should stay down till 2018. And give Liv a different gimmick for God’s sake. One Carmella is more than enough.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Also, wouldn’t it make a ton more sense to call up Asuka, who can work and is, you know, over?

    • Comdukakis

      depends on what NXT is. If it’s a touring brand then they need draws like Asuka, Roode, and Nakamura to carry it. If it’s developmental, those 3 are more than ready and trained in the WWE style and how to work the cameras at this point

    • Not really. The women’s division in NXT right now needs an anchor, since the main roster took Bayley, Charlotte, Becky, Sasha and Nia. You’re not going to build up the division with the Aussie chicks and the Jersey girls alone. Once someone else is ready to step up, Asuka will be on the main roster.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Tennessee is in good shape. They are improving, made smart free agent signings, and have the 5th and 18th picks in the 1st Round.

    • Adam Moore

      Definitely. If Mariota is indeed the real thing, they have a great future.

  • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

    So I was watching a movie on Hulu (won’t mention which one, as it will distract from my point), and when it was over Daddy’s Home came on. What a piece of shit that one is. When the highlight is the lovely Taryn Terrell getting hit with a basketball, you’ve got problems.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      STOP THE PRESSES- I wrote the first post before I saw the movie’s ending, and who Mark Wahlberg’s stepkid’s dad was. I take it all back! That was a legit surprise; I actually thought it was going to be Clay Matthews when he rolled up.

  • Phrederic

    “Tye Dillinger, Liv Morgan, and the Revival are currently being considered for main roster slots in the near future.”

    One of these things is not like the other.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Tye is Canadian.

      • Phrederic

        No, Scott Dawson is bald.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Liv might be the tallest?

      • Phrederic

        …she’s 5′ 4″.

        Tye’s like 6+.

        Revival are a pair of gnomes though.

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    Ahhhh, guests are finally gone. The holidays are officially over. Wake me up when it’s February.

    • So, now I have to wake you up when January ends AND I have to wake up Billie Joe Armstrong from Green Day when September ends? This is getting out of hand.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        You don’t have to wake up George Michael before you go-go anymore though.

  • Sat down at my desk and realized someone had switched out my chair. The weird thing is, whoever took my shitty chair gave me a much better one than the one I had.

    Good start to the work shift, I suppose.

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    Apparently when I stopped watching 1997 seemingly a month ago I quit at the beginning of the Owen/Austin match. Pro move.

    • *looks at avatar*

      Boy, you sure didn’t wait to unload both barrels, did you?

    • Facts

      How do you have time to watch all of 97 WWF?

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        The Raws are only 90 minutes long.

  • PhilStubington

    WWE Debuting New WWE Network Debate Show After Raw With JBL & Paul Heyman

    Could be interesting?

    • If Paul E. is on it, I’ll give it a watch.

      • Ludwig Bore-ya

        I won’t lie. I kind of want it to devolve to a screaming shit show between the two of them until Paul has Brock drop by and feed JBL half a desk.

    • Aaron

      “Horseshit With JBL and Paul Heyman”

    • Mr.Snrub

      Could be, but why do they insist on running Network shows after already concluded WWE programming?

      Are there really people out there going, 190 minutes just ain’t enough WWE for me tonight?

  • Facts

    EA SPORTS UFC or WWE 2K?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Sonic 2 co-starring Tails that Mother Fucker.

    • … and he allegedly also beat up his brother who had to be taken to a hospital. The entire story sounds more like a promo story though.— STRIGGA (@STRIGGA) January 2, 2017

    • Mikey

      This guy is a shit person

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    I was looking around for Marv pics at some hideous time this morning and found this, it’s amazing. I want it printed and framed. http://i.imgur.com/bi8LFab.jpg

    • …this is…really good, strangely.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        It makes me laugh so hard. But you’re right, I mean, it’s actually a really good painting!

    • Damn. That’s a work of art.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    So I wouldn’t want to be drafted by the Browns because I would most assuredly be a bust.

    Whoever #1 is, they’ll be lucky if the Browns trade their pick.

    There’s no sexy pick this year anyway.

  • johntcole
  • Clark O’Brien

    Liv Morgan? She needs more time.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I want a different avatar.

    I hate this fucking Koala.

  • I can’t stop watching the video of the hawk dropping a snake onto a family picnic.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I’m already tired of looking at houses.

  • Night

    Watched Sherlock. It was okay.

    I’m glad that thing happened to that one character. Since that character arrived, I have found that character tiresome and boring.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      So pleased. Get on with the reason the show rules.

    • Dwayne

      This is a tv show?

      • Night

        Yes it is. A British updated version of Sherlock Holmes set in modern times.

        So much texting…

      • The Brits just keep recycling the same concepts for TV shows. Dr. Who, Sherlock Holmes. The whole country is devoid of imagination. I mean, look at TatR.

        • Night

          To be fair, the most popular show in the US on Netflix this year was Fuller House.

          • Dwayne

            The original show was corny enough. Can’t imagine it’s better today

          • I never once said the US wasn’t devoid of imagination, either. But TatR.

          • Night

            Oh, TaTr is completely devoid of imagination.

  • LScisco

    Hardly got any sleep last night (maybe 30 mins because I kept tossing and turning) but somehow made it through my workday. If I can’t fall asleep before 8 at least RAW will put me down for the count!

    • Night

      It’s a three hour long sleeping pill for your eyes!

    • Biff ♥ You

      Watch, RAW will be at its best quality in four months tonight.

      • LScisco

        Sadly, I would say you are probably right with the Rumble looming

  • Mr.Snrub

    Has any human ever arrived at the airport 3 hours before their flight? If so, why?

    Even cutting it to 90 minutes makes me feel like a dumbass when i’m waiting at my gate way early like a goof.

    • I did the day after Christmas. It was a really early flight and I was afraid I’d miss it, so I went SUPER early. Got a nice steak, a couple cups of coffee. Read a book. It was a good time.

      • Dwayne

        Yeah. I usually have something to read, listen to music or get some grub before a flight if I’m there early

    • Comdukakis

      yes. when I was young and taking a trip across the country to disney world I swear my parents got there lke 4 hours early.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      Lots of times. I like airports though they are fun places to get drunk and pretend to be foreign.

    • LScisco

      Yes simply because I wanted to get through security and relax for a while.

    • Mikey

      Four hours lol! I overestimated New York City traffic for Summerslam this year and got to the airport at 730 am for an 1130 am flight

      • JFK or LaGuardia?

        • Mikey

          LaGuardia

          • Yeah, that makes sense. Taking a car to LGA is really easy (it’s a 10-minute car ride from my apartment, too). Driving to JFK can be like a death sentence if the Van Wyck is backed up.

    • Aaron

      Always. I hate rushing.

  • Biff ♥ You

    “Asps! Very dangerous… You go first!”

  • Comdukakis

    my wife is far more optimistic than ultimately we are going to get paid fairly big for all this accident shit than I am. I just have no faith in the process or the power of the little guy against insurance companies and laws designed to make it easy for them to try and ruin you.

  • Robert

    How the hell did Lane Kiffin get fired before the title game? And left by the team buses AGAIN?!?

    • Comdukakis

      he took a job with Florida Atlantic, so he didn’t get “fired” he just left a week early by mutual agreement. But yeah he was told to find a new job earlier this year. Saban hates him

      • Robert

        When you’re late to team meetings & events and get left by the team bus, you’ve been fired.

        • Comdukakis

          he’s like a high school senior, he checked out early because graduation was in the bag

          • Robert

            LOL. I remember those days.

      • Dwayne

        Saban doesn’t seem like he likes too many people

        • LScisco

          From all reports he’s actually a pretty good guy. He stands up for his players and isn’t afraid to call out the press for their hypocritical crap.

      • Mutual Agreement:

        “FUCK OFF LANE GET THE FUCK OUT OF MY OFFICE!”

        “YOU CAN’T FIRE ME, I QUIT, YOU BITCH-ASS DWARF!”

        • Aaron

          Heightist.

          • Hey, I am at least reasonably confident you’re taller than Saban.

          • Aaron

            I am not 🙁 He’s got half an inch or so on me.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Saban didn’t trust Kiffin, simple as that. He’d lost faith in his abilities, and it had triggered friction between them.

    • LScisco

      He headed for the hills after that vicious promo that Dabo cut last night!

  • LScisco

    I don’t even like Clemson all that much but I’d play for a coach like Dabo any day

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Jesus loves Dabo bunches!

    • Robert

      I love Dabo.

  • johntcole

    http://uproxx.com/tv/ellen-kim-burrell-gay-rant/

    They might as well cancel it because the studio audience will boo her off the stage.

    • Night

      Fuck that bitch.

      • Dwayne

        You really don’t like Ellen huh?

        • Night

          No one who dances like that and is that generous to people deserves our adulation! She’s probably hiding something nefarious!

          • Comdukakis

            well she was an awful american idol judge

          • Brian_Bayless

            And a well-reported terror to work for.

          • Aaron

            She’s probably a nerd.

      • johntcole

        That YouTube apology just made it worse.

        Own up to your beliefs for fucks sake.

    • Comdukakis

      cue free speech comments. cue my follow up about free speech isn’t free of consequences.

      • johntcole

        Yep

    • Aaron

      Good. Let her on the show. Maybe some public shaming will get these people to be adults.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I’m kind of stunned she would even be invited on the show.

      • Comdukakis

        she is doing a duet with Pharell from a new movie and is apparently big in gospel circles

  • Marviana Grande – #2

    Re Sherlock: Over the course of too much thinking on it I’ve determined the reason I dislike Mary is because she is represented as Sherlock’s female equivalent and there is only supposed to be one of those. I’m pretty sure the writers just never stopped writing the Irene Adler character, they just changed her name and made her John’s love interest instead

  • LScisco

    Speaking of airports, I remember in first grade our teacher read us this illustrated story of a homeless kid who lived in an airport with his dad. I think the goal that day was to make us sensitive to the plight of homeless people, but I just came away from it wishing that I got to live in an airport.

    • Comdukakis

      did they live off leftover food? Because airport food is insanely priced. Everything is

      • LScisco

        I don’t believe so. They just ate in the airport cafe most nights or something. Evidently the kid’s dad worked at some job outside of the airport. I don’t even remember the name of the story but remember that it had a part where another family got caught and thrown out and the kid was like “This is why dad tells us to be quiet in the airport!”

  • Biff ♥ You

    Poor Indiana Jones… he was about to get fresh with Marion, but getting shot and drug under a truck took too much out of him. Poor bastard.

  • Mikey

    Think HHH shows?

    • Night

      Probably opens the show.

    • Dwayne

      Shows what?

      • Mikey

        His face on Raw tonight

  • LScisco

    Ha, here’s the story I’m talking about (thanks Amazon.com for making sense of many random search of homeless kid in an airport): https://www.amazon.com/Fly-Away-Home-Eve-Bunting/dp/0395664152

  • Andrew Champagne

    Ooh, a good airport discussion! Nice!

    My vote for most underrated airport: Baltimore. Tons of food options (the food court is like the holy grail of fast food restaurants), baggage claim is fast, and it’s small enough that you’re rarely running to make a tight connection.

    Worst airport: JFK. I HATE that place.

    • Dwayne

      LaGuardia is worse

      • Andrew Champagne

        I prefer LaGuardia. Easier to get to where my family lives (about an hour and a half north of NYC) from LGA, plus the runways are shorter. Falling asleep on the plane leaving JFK, waking up feeling refreshed, and realizing you haven’t left yet is the WORST.

        • Once they finish fixing up LGA, it’ll be really swank. But right now… I mean, Joe Biden called it a third world country…

          The biggest problem with LGA is the lack of subway access, because New York State has its head up its ass. Why would anyone need subway access to a major airport?

          Shitheads.

          • Andrew Champagne

            For me, the pecking order for NYC-area airports is as follows: Newark (though most of the food options being BEFORE security and not after is really weird), then LGA, then JFK.

          • Aaron

            Kennedy is the most convenient, but Newark is fine. I’ve never flown through LGA because there’s no transit.

          • Dwayne

            So annoying having to get there by transit from Brooklyn

      • MUCH MUCH WORSE.

        And I fucking HATE O’Hare, too. The TSA agents there are fucking dicks. The ones at LGA and JFK are actually MUCH nicer.

        • Comdukakis

          worst TSA for me was KC. Guys acted like some terrorist would care about their tiny shithole airport. Literally made me take out my Beauty and the Beast statue I bought my wife take it out of the styrofoam to examine it. Just being dicks

          • Aaron

            The more pathetic a city is, the worst their TSA. Yeah, terrorists are going to blow up a BBQ place.

        • Aaron

          I’ve never had a problem flying out of Chicago. St. Louis TSA agents are ignorant, even though there will never be a terrorist attack here.

    • Aaron

      I like O’Hare. It runs like a machine. Atlanta and Denver are nightmares.

      • LScisco

        I saw Scotty 2 Hotty in the Atlanta airport at TGI Friday’s but didn’t really want to bother him

    • Comdukakis

      nothing like a BK value meal for twice what I can pay outside the airport

      • Andrew Champagne

        That Arby’s is reasonably-priced.

        • Comdukakis

          depends on regulations. Detroit and Sacramento are allowed to charge basically double. Detroit is a horrible airport due to people from Detroit working there.

          • Andrew Champagne

            The only thing I remember about Detroit are the cool light displays in the walkways between the terminals.

    • LScisco

      Dallas is okay but the problem is they love to switch your gate. I remember one time I was there and they switched the gate on me six times in the span of thirty minutes.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Punta Cana airport is the worst.

      For US, Logan is run like dogshit and the people who work their are miserable.

      I like Ft. Lauderdale

    • THAT’S RIGHT FOLKS, IF YOU LOVES YOU SOME AIRPORTS AND BASEBALL PARKS, COME VISIT BEAUTIFUL AND EXOTIC BALTIMORE!

      • Andrew Champagne

        Inner Harbor is a darned good time. I used to work for Siena College back when Loyola was in that conference, so I visited a few times.

      • Dwayne

        They have some yummy crabs too

    • Mikey

      I agree on Baltimore. Stuck there for a few hours to get to Mania because of a missed flight change. Had some great crab cakes.

      Atlanta is horseshit

  • Aaron

    This plane can fly from New York’s Idlewild Airport to the Belgian Congo in eighteen minutes!

  • LScisco

    The fact that people are talking about Lane Kiffin today is one reason he’s so reviled

    • They should be fine though, what’s the worst that could happen when you dump a whole lot of extra pressure and responsibilities on his recovering alcoholic replacement with a week to go before the biggest game of the year?

  • Comdukakis

    someone pointed out how stupid it is that TSA agents confiscate water as a “hazard” then throw it into garbage cans next to huge lines of people

    • LScisco

      I don’t understand why they just can’t make people take a gulp of what they are bringing on board and let them pass.

  • Vintage
    • Night

      What else is new?

  • The Professor

    Hi from Vegas.
    So far I put $20 on penn state to cover (+7.5) and Oklahoma to cover (-2.5)
    I can never bet on usc

    • LScisco

      I think USC takes Penn State to the woodshed

      • The Professor

        I think it is close.
        I was tempted on penn state to win +255

      • The Professor

        You mean penn state would take USC to the woodshed?

    • Do you drive there or fly?

      • The Professor

        Drive. 4 hour drive

    • Aaron

      There are casinos with swim-up gambling.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Worst place to have to change airport terminals: Phoenix, and it’s not close. I came back to NY from getting interviewed for my former job, had to take a tram to the other side of this sprawled-out airport, go through security again at rush-hour, and then sit in the middle seat on the back row of a plane for four hours on the way to another plane-change in Cleveland. That ride back SUCKED.

    • Comdukakis

      two reasons. One it’s the main hub for Southwest. Two, airports that grow out of towns that have rampant growth (see Atlanta) tend to be the worst

      • Andrew Champagne

        The airport actually isn’t BAD, just a lousy place to have to change terminals because nothing is close to anything else. As I recall, there was an OK sports bar in the US Air terminal.

      • Atlanta is just an abomination. A traffic-fueled nightmare of suburbs and exurbs and rings upon rings of interstates and stadia dotting the map.

      • Aaron

        GROWGROWGROW oh god what do we do now?

    • Aaron

      Changing terminals in Denver is a goddamned nightmare. Everything is spread out.

      • Andrew Champagne

        I actually did OK there a few months back coming back west from a wedding. Rock Bottom is a cool little restaurant in one of the terminals.

  • LScisco

    I’d love to see the Raiders, Dolphins, Packers, and Detroit win this weekend but the opposite will probably be true in all those games.

    • Comdukakis

      I could see GB winning, they are hot and Rodgers is just out of this world right now. Giants have a great D but shit offense and GB is vulnerable in the secondary right now. Can NY take advantage? Detroit did not

      • Dwayne

        That’s how I feel about GB. People say the Giants can make a run but when they did that they usually backed into the playoffs and got hot. I see them losing to GB

    • Dwayne

      I thought the Raiders had a shot at going to the AFC title game but not without Carr. Packers I can see going on a run

  • Vintage

    I’m kind of stunned that the NFL is in a state where half a dozen teams (Browns, Bills, Niners, Rams, Jets, Chargers) look like unsalvageable shitshows.

    • Comdukakis

      Jets and chargers are far from unsalvageable

      • Dwayne

        I’d argue only the Browns really are. Maybe Bills since they never can make the playoffs

    • LScisco

      Goodell: Clearly this can be solved by moving one of those teams to London and one to Mexico City!

      • Andrew Champagne

        Goodell: Clearly this can be solved by playing 18 regular season games!

        • Comdukakis

          and suspending people without due process and a court of law!!!

        • LScisco

          His 18 game idea was idiotic. Everyone would be on IR by the playoffs

    • 3 years ago the Raiders were an unsalvageable shitshow. 6 years ago the Lions were. 4 years ago the Niners & Chargers were in the playoffs nearly every year. Nothing is forever in sport.

      • Dwayne

        NFL teams can turn things around fast.

    • Mikey

      Move the Bills to LA; Browns to Jackson, MS; and the Chargers to Santa Fe, NM

      • Andrew Champagne

        The Jackson Brownes! I see what you did there.

      • Aaron

        We’ll then move the Indians to who cares.

        • Mikey

          This will allow the Indians to sell out more games!

          • Aaron

            Maybe they’ll draw more fans per game than the Cavs.

    • Aaron

      The Browns are going in a good direction.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Other fun, underrated airports: Nashville (they have a place called the Gibson Cafe with good food, live music, and guitars/memorabilia all along the walls), Minneapolis/St. Paul (holy trinity of fast food joints: A+W, Arby’s, Dairy Queen; I DEFY you to not grab something from all three places at once), and Albany, NY (for my money, the best TSA I’ve ever run into; quick, easy, and painless).

    JFK is #1 on my “worst” list, followed by Vegas at #2 (not bad flying into Vegas, but good luck killing time waiting for a plane home).

    • Aaron

      The small regional airports are great. Mid-America near me is mostly cargo, but Allegiant flies out of there as well. It’s a pretty laid-back place with free parking. I fly out of Springfield, IL for the same reason.

    • Mikey

      You can smoke cigarettes in Nashville at their smoking lounge. That was the best.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        You shouldn’t smoke.

        • Mikey

          You’re right

          • Matt_Indeed.

            You should put $5 a day in a jar for 6 months after you quit. You’ll have about $900. Party time.

    • The Silver Fox

      Minneapolis and Salt Lake City are two of my favorite airports. Denver, Newark, Las Vegas and San Francisco I’ve never had problems with either. O’Hare, Atlanta, JFK, Toronto and Heathrow I dislike quite a bit. Dulles is another one I don’t mind.

      • Aaron

        SLC is a nice airport. I just hate flying Delta.

  • Comdukakis

    has the big 10 won a bowl game yet?

    • Comdukakis

      oh wait Wisconsin won

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Yes.

      • Comdukakis

        i know nebraska, michigan, ohio St. all lost.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Northwestern beat Pitt.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Minnesota beat Washington St.

          • Comdukakis

            well ok then.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Iowa, however, got embarrassed by Florida.

  • Mikey

    i always try to fly into the smaller airport in major cities if possible. Prefer Midway to O’Haire and Love to Dallas-Fort Worth

  • The Professor

    Underrated airport: Burbank.
    Smaller airport. Easy parking. Near public transit.

    • Andrew Champagne

      To me, Burbank is approaching “so underrated, it’s overrated” status. Make no mistake, I’m no huge fan of LAX (how an airport in the biggest city on the West Coast can have ZERO non-reprehensible food options is beyond any kind of logic), but if you fly out of LAX early enough, you’re fine.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I’ve only flown in through Burbank. I don’t want to go to LAX.

  • LScisco

    One more month before baseball resumes in America!

    • Mikey

      Great times!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Feels like it just ended.

      • Aaron

        It never ends. Baseball is like pleated Dockers – dads love it 24/7/367.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Don’t hate on pleated dockers. They’re reliable, damn it.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Ironically, baseball has the second longest off-season of the five major leagues. Only football has a longer offseason; the NBA, NHL, and NASCAR have shorter off-seasons, longer regular seasons and longer postseasons.

        • Matt_Indeed.

    • Aaron

      Doh

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      Can’t wait, trying to decide if I want to try getting to Atlanta for a game

      • OHOHOHOHOHOHOHOHO there should be a lot of emphasis on “try” there. Getting to their new stadium is going to be the clusterest of fucks.

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          That’s what will make it fun. I’m expecting a nice Baltimore-style adventure

          • Yeah, only instead of happy fun blight, you’re getting suburbs and interstate exchanges.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            That’ll be fine too, I’ll have a car. Ideally I’d like to hit Atlanta then maybe drive up to Baltimore and hit Camden again. Basically any time I’m on that side of the Mississippi I feel like I should swing through Camden again lol

          • Biff ♥ You

            That is a long… fucking… way…

            It’s difficult for me to get to Baltimore in a single day, and I’d be four hours closer.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Google says 10 hour drive, that’s child’s play on my baseball trips

          • Biff ♥ You

            With no traffic and road construction, sure. I left Charlotte back in 2001 at 2 PM, and I rolled into Richmond, Virginia around 8 PM. Construction and traffic are murderous on I-85 and I-95. You’ll need to add 4-6 hours extra.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Eh maybe I’ll train or fly then. I’m pretty flexible lol

          • Biff ♥ You

            Train it, much more comfortable and cheaper than flying.

          • Sometimes…

          • You know what’s a LOT closer to Atlanta than Baltimore? Montgomery!

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Hey I could go watch the…Montgomery Biscuits. Hard pass lol

          • Hey, we’re the home of the future of the future of the Tampa Bay Rays! Imagine seeing a guy play for the Rays in five years and telling Edna “yeah, I totally saw that guy before he even made Triple A ball. That was when you needed to see him play. THOSE were the games”.

          • Biff ♥ You

            There are some cool minor league stadiums in Alabama.

          • Biff ♥ You

            To be completely fair, there is some history to Atlanta. You just have to be a Civil War buff to appreciate it.

          • My disdain for Atlanta is far more logistics-based than cultural.

          • Aaron

            Also a Waffle House or 965.

          • Biff ♥ You

            I ate at my first Waffle House in Atlanta.

          • Aaron

            Odd. Even I ate at them as a young man and now also.

          • And realize most of it was burnt to the ground.

      • Biff ♥ You

        You and your fucking avatars

        • Marviana Grande – #2

          I took a break, 2017 is full steam ahead, 365 Days of Marv!

    • Jay Thomas

      Can’t wait to see if my fav team – Yankees – finish .500 and my local team – DBacks – don’t lose 100.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I changed my avatar to a paint can. Because this is my life currently.

    • Aaron

      I notice it’s blue, America-hating cuck.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        It’s the color of my mood.

        …and also, I am a libtard.

  • Biff ♥ You

    I feel like the Playoff System in College Football has killed the value of the bowl games, especially the Rose Bowl. Honestly, they need to figure out a way to incorporate these bowls into the playoff system better, because it’s a shame for money to come in the way of history when you can make a lot of money AND recognize history.

    • LScisco

      Honestly, let’s just go back to the old bowl system tie-ins and use a better formula than the BCS to get #1 and #2. This playoff just sucks. College football doesn’t have the parity of college basketball to be all that exciting for a long tournament.

    • Comdukakis

      you are correct. the bowls are meaningless. No one was excited for Michigan to go to the orange bowl (including the team) after not being in the playoff.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Set up the three biggest bowls (Rose, Sugar, Orange) on a rotational basis: two serve as the national semi-finals, the third as the championship game. The Fiesta Bowl could become a permanent fixture with #5 vs. #6 as a bragging rights game.

    • maskedcabana

      No matter what format, college football has always had the worst post season of all sports. It all begins with the month off plus between the last game and bowl games. Just sucks out all the momentum.

  • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

    I like that avatar.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Which avatar?

      • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

        Yours and my new one.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          It’s still paint to me, damn it.

          I don’t know what that means, it just felt appropriate.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Yay, I get to go home!

    …And work some more.

    Damn it!

    • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

      Work will never end dammit!

  • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

    *cries*

  • LScisco

    I love Lex Luger’s 1991 WCW theme

    • Dwayne

      Was that the same one he was using in 89?

      • LScisco

        Not sure. Luger had like 10+ themes in his career

      • Jay Thomas

        That theme reminded me of Judas Priest’s “Some Heads Are Gonna Roll”.

    • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

      It’s still my favorite theme of his dammit!

    • Aaron

  • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

    Do Taker and Shawn return next week to Raw to compete with the BCS game? Two legends dammit!

    • LScisco

      Triple H will tell Seth Rollins that he’ll see him at Halftime…

  • I don’t care if we haven’t used it for any purpose besides a stadium flyover since Desert Storm, but B-2 stealth bomber will always look BAAAAAAADASSSSSSSSSS.

    • LScisco

      Sad when HGTV is beating you in the ratings….

      • Dwayne

        Women love some HGTV

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          Sometimes when I feel like getting away from the world, like after the Longhorns lose to Kansas, I like me some HGTV. No worrying about something timely showing up on that channel.

      • Aaron

        CNN never showed me how to paint an accent wall.

    • Biff ♥ You

      LOOOOOOOOOOOOL

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I expect much, much less of CNN.

      • Aaron

        Not that fine news organization that refused to actually investigate that nutjob who just won the White House!

  • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

    Charles Dawes, America’s 30th vice president, has the distinction of being the only man
    who was both a heartbeat away from the presidency and the composer of a
    song that hit the top of the pop music charts.

    • Aaron

      Yeah, Return of the Mack was a good song.

  • Edward M

    Shaq vs Big Show is almost certainly gonna be the worst match of all time that had years of hype.

    • It’ll still be better than Hogan-Warrior II. Easily.

    • Dwayne

      I can’t see it being better than his highly entertaining match with Mayweather

  • Aaron

    • Aaron

      Aww, he’s talking like a normal person.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s quite the find.

  • Biff ♥ You

    That’s about as disastrous a start for Penn State as is physically possible. lol

    • Aaron

      Good.

  • Edward M

    Just watched the new Ghostbusters movie. I don’t get all the controversy over it. Why are men’s rights activists so upset over it. Its just a pretty typical comedy, with no “Kill all cisgender white heteronormal males” subplots. Pretty decent movie actually.

    • Marviana Grande – #2

      I liked it as much as the original =D

    • I enjoyed it, it was a fun summer action movie and had some good bits throughout. All the hate it got was just weird.

      • Edward M

        I agree. The movie itself has no political viewpoint. I’m guessing all the idiots ranting about online haven’t even seen it.

        • The hate on the remake wasn’t political, though, not really. It’s people who got sick of Paul Feig, Melissa McCarthy and their brand of comedy, which has been a bit oversaturated the last few years. Removing yourself from that and letting the movie speak for itself makes it easier to enjoy.

          I wasn’t expecting the best movie ever, but I laughed and had fun with it. So, it did its job.

          • Edward M

            There’s lots of people online claiming this is a political movie with an anti male message. Check out some of the alt right websites, they think this movie is the antichrist, when its really just a pretty typical comedy with no political message.

          • Aaron

            There’s no good reason to check out alt-right websites.

          • Yeah, I’m not gonna bother checking any alt-right websites. The whackadoos who want to complain about everything aren’t worth giving that kind of credence to.

          • Edward M

            Those whackadoos are now in charge of our country, so I pay attention to what they do now. And sometimes what they do is insult Kristen Wiig movies.

          • I’ll just wait til the NY Daily News summarizes what they do and read that.

          • Aaron

            Yeah, all they do on those other sites… is… I have to go cry in a corner now.

          • Do us all a favor and stay there.

          • Aaron

            Ouch.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        That is the nicest review I’ve read about it. My understanding, and this could be wrong, was it was a lot of poorly improved scenes with good sfx.

        • That wasn’t how I felt when I saw it. I though McKinnon was funny, Kristen Wiig did her usual bit, which almost always works and Melissa McCarthy’s role wasn’t “OH MY GOD SHE’S FAT AND DISGUSTING” which is an improvement for her.

          Throw in the cameos from the original cast and Hemsworth’s Kevin (who was really funny), and I was pretty happy. Leslie Jones was a bit overbearing, but it worked for the role she was playing.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            That sounds pretty good, actually. I like everyone on their own, but the reviewers I like said the comedy was a swing and a miss. I bought a ticket as a show of support, but never saw it.

          • I’d say it was worth a watch, honestly. I doubt you’d come away absolutely hating it.

    • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

      Because of 80’s childhood nostalgia.

    • Aaron

      Guess.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      The hate was from the same group who hates everything every time there’s a change.

      • Marviana Grande – #2

        No no, this wasn’t just people being upset like they’re always upset at remakes. This was evil mysoginists being mysogny

        I never bothered to learn how to spell that word, I’m above it

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I meant the gamer-gate, pro-Trump-for-the-bad-reasons, anti every ethnicity/gender change group.

          • Marviana Grande – #2

            Ah yes, the GGPTFTBRAEEGC

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Obviously! How could you forget them with that name.

      • Aaron

        Cuck.

      • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

        Damn liberal Hollywood media, there wasn’t enough pussy grabbing and Klansmen or ironic anti government songs from the 70s and 80s that everyone thinks is patriotic because they’re stupid.

    • They changed the white guy leads to white girl leads; thus the murder of all cisgender white heteronormal males was implied.

    • Dwayne

      Never saw it. I dont have that much love for the original anyway. I liked the cartoon better

      • Aaron

        The cartoon had a gorilla.

        • Dwayne

          I don’t recall that

          • Aaron

            To be fair that was the other Ghostbusters.

          • Dwayne

            Ah yes. The fake one lol

          • Kenny_Reigns

            He’s talking about the cartoon based on the first Ghostbusters movie from the 60s. They had a gorilla. It was pretty awesome.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Slimer was a GREAT cartoon. The Real Ghostbusters was fun, too.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Apparently (and I say apparently because I haven’t seen the movie), they’re upset because the major male characters are painted as buffoons, while all the main female characters are “perfect” and without flaw. That British guy that everyone hates on the alt-right was talking with Joe Rogan about it.

      • Edward M

        I didn’t think anyone in the movie was painted at perfect. All 4 of the female leads were just really weird. Chris Hemsworth played a dumb buffoon, but I get what they were going for. Because this movie had female leads, they gave the “dumb blonde” role to a male instead. That doesn’t mean this movie is setting out to kill all white men. Its just meant to be a humorous twist on the formula.

        • Biff ♥ You

          I’m not saying I agree with the take, just reporting what the apparent cause for butthurt was.

    • LScisco

      I just had zero desire to see a remake. Also, the film didn’t really appear to be playing up the horror side of the classic Ghostbusters and was just being a comedy.

  • Aaron

    Oh, there are only 132 Waffle Houses in Atlanta.

    • It’s still Facts to me dammit!

      *adjusts suspenders*

    • Mikey

      That seems low

      • Aaron

        Well I did check 7 minutes ago so they’re probably up to 150.

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      I’ve been in Gainesville FL for 3 years and had Waffle House once. I’m pretty sure the primary reason to go there is to rob someone

  • Just completed the annual viewing of the Darts World Championship. Now to go back to being completely oblivious to it for another 11 months and 2 weeks.

  • Ugh. My Facebook news feed just exploded in a bunch of love for Pedophilia State.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Does Penn State understand that throwing to USC’s secondary is bad?

    • Jay Thomas

      Definitely not the other way around. TD USC.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      The B1G had a terrible showing this year.

  • Jay Thomas

    Just saw an ad for Amazon’s new series Sneaky Pete, featuring Jason Lee/Seth MacFarlane buddy Giovanni Ribisi. Bryan Cranston is there too.

  • Aaron

    Waffle House also has a Regulars’ Club. I assume every baby born in Georgia gets a card with their birth certificate.

    • Dwayne

      Never ate there before. I want to try it though

      • Mikey

        It’s awful

        • Aaron

          YOU’RE awful.

          • Mikey

            Do yo have a regulars card there?

          • Aaron

            It’s too far a drive to have one. 15 minutes isn’t far, but at 2:30 it is.

        • A fair bit of the “main menu” stuff isn’t good… but talk bad about the hash browns and I will have to end you.

      • Aaron

        It’s just great drunk food.

        • Dwayne

          Like IHOP then lol

          • Mikey

            But a lot more hillbilly

          • Aaron

            It’s the same concept, but more of a sense of community. I go to White Castle when I just want grease.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        It’s delicious!! Also has the best people watching ever. It really might be my favorite place to eat on the planet.,

    • Biff ♥ You

      I like Waffle House. The service is almost always super-friendly, it’s tasty, cheap, and open whenever you need it. Some of my favorite memories in college were sitting at Waffle House at 3 AM, talking with truckers and the random odd-ball sharing stories from all over the place.

      • Aaron

        We’ve got a few truck stops nearby also, and early morning is fun for that reason. WaHo is a lot chattier.

    • The Professor

      First thing I did when I went to Atlanta was visit a Waffle House. Just been on a plane for hours; it was 8am and I was hungry.
      It was ok

      • Aaron

        8 am isn’t their prime time.

  • razor172

    I really think the residual hate of the Jerry Sandusky saga kept Penn State out of the playoffs. They beat Ohio State, finished with the same record, had 9 straight wins to end the season and won the nations best conference and then had to watch the buckeyes get blown out of the spot they should’ve had.

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      They had 2 losses, including getting destroyed by Michigan

      • Biff ♥ You

        The fact that they beat Ohio State head-to-head while unranked, AND won the B1G Championship should’ve been enough, two losses be damned.

        • Jeremy Rinehart

          I think they should have been in, but, ESPN wanted the Big name school

          • LScisco

            And that’s one big problem with the playoff

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            It’s a huge problem

      • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

        Yep and Ohio State was established, which is important whether they say it or not.

      • razor172

        That’s my bad, didn’t realize their second loss was in the playoffs. Still Penn St. won the only two things they were in direct competition with each other for.

        • Jeremy Rinehart

          Ohio State didn’t win their division, let alone their conference. They had no business being in the playoff

    • ProjectBlue

      May it forever be so

    • Night

      That whole program should have been shut down forever after that fucking shit came out.

      • Aaron

        How does that make the NCAA money?

      • razor172

        Everybody involved is long gone. But it ended up sending a lot of good recruits to Temple who are now relevant for the first time ever.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Go USC! Win for the Pac-12!

    • Biff ♥ You

      BARF

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        You’re right, we need Oregon in this game

        • Biff ♥ You

          Oregon is my third-most hated school in college football, behind Ohio State and Oklahoma but ahead of USC and FSU.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            How is that possible? How can you hate America’s Team?

          • Biff ♥ You

            I love America’s Team, what are you talking about?

            GO BAMA, ROLL TIDE MOTHERFUCKERS

          • Aaron

            Time to emigrate if they’re America’s Team.

          • Biff ♥ You

            Be gone with thee!

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            You love the Ducks? Awesome!

          • Biff ♥ You

            Poor Pac-12 fans, they just can’t comprehend this ‘reading’ thing.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            You said you love America’s Team, which, as we all know, is Oregon

          • Biff ♥ You

            If America’s Team is Oregon, America is doomed.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            No, if America’s Team was Ohio State, then we’d be doomed

          • Biff ♥ You

            … Touche.

          • That’s Nike’s Team.

          • djowalsen: Known Hater

            I fully blame Oregon for his onslaught of hideous uniforms that has infected college football.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            Oregon’s jerseys, until this year, has been pretty awesome

          • djowalsen: Known Hater

            But they made other people think that they can do it too, so end up with half the schools with black on black uniforms or black lettering on red uniforms or ugly print patterns. You can’t even tell who’s playing when you’re flipping through the channels. Back in my day, every team had two colors and we liked it!

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            My issue with Oregon’s jerseys is the fact there’s not a lot of yellow or green in them

    • No.

      • Biff ♥ You

        This guy gets it.

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        Since Oregon’s not in, I got to go with the Trojans. Always back the Pac, unless Stanford or Washington is involved.

    • Phrederic

      …I hate USC.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Ohio State getting curb stomped on Saturday was amazing. I’d be perfectly happy if Ohio State never won again

    • Mikey

      Yes!!!

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      C’mon, let ’em win against Michigan to take the piss out of Harbaugh.

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        Hmmm….

  • Mikey

    Anyone remember Tucker Max? He was terrible

    • Edward M

      Was he that guy who claimed (probably falsely) that he had hundreds of sexual encounters and wrote a terrible book about it?

      • Mikey

        Yep and he could drink something like 80 beers on a daily basis.

        • Edward M

          80 beers a day would be about 5000 calories. Either he joins Michael Phelps for his daily swims or he weighs 1000 pounds.

        • TomaxAndXamot

          He also somehow remembered EVERY witty comment made while drunk, and claimed to do things like steal/crash cars that had no public record of happening.

    • Phrederic

      Wasn’t he vaguely part of the Manosphere?

      Or was he just a shitty Maddox ripoff?

  • Biff ♥ You

    B1G and Pac-12 homers are as bad as SEC homers in their homerism, yet are somehow more annoying in their inability to see how insufferable they really are. Big 12 and ACC homers (football only) are the only league homers that are relatively inoffensive.

    • Mikey

      JR is pretty bad on Twitter about Oklahoma

      • Biff ♥ You

        Yeah, but that’s team homerism more than league homerism. Team homerism is completely excusable because fandom is fandom. I’m talking about the people who root for their leagues when their team isn’t involved. I never understood why B1G, Pac-12 and SEC fans were so protective of their ‘brands’. If it doesn’t involve Alabama, I really don’t give a shit what happens to SEC teams.

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          Same here. Except for TCU, because of family that went there, I don’t care about the Big 12 other than Texas. I’ve tried rooting for Oklahoma in big bowl games, but they always fail, so I’ve stopped trying.

          • Biff ♥ You

            Texas fans and Oklahoma fans shouldn’t mix.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I want the B1G to do well because that’s my home conference. It would be nice if the teams were good enough for the conference to be taken seriously.

          • Biff ♥ You

            The B1G is the second most respected conference in college football behind the SEC. You’ve moved ahead of the Pac-12, the Big 12 and the ACC; I’m not sure how much more seriously they can be taken.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’m a B1G homer, but I know they suck.

  • Aaron

    Sir, the llama bit Ted Kennedy.

  • Danielbryan22

    Liv Morgan? Wow. I’m stunned. She’s worse than Dana Brooke. She is the least convincing female wrestler I’ve seen in a few years. I know the NXT women’s division is an elephant graveyard at the moment, but Jojo should join the women’s division before Liv Morgan does.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Piss on JoJo, she’s terrible.

      • Danielbryan22

        I know she wrestled a little but I remember none of it. (It was probably terrible.) She’s an inoffensive ring announcer though

    • Phrederic

      I’ve seen some pretty bad female workers.

  • P-p-p-p-p-Paw Patrol

    • Starscreamlive

      My youngest loves that show.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Even though their team is down 10-0, it’s not all bad for the Nittay Lions faithful. They’re not freezing in Pennsylvania today.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I feel sorry for people who live in Pennsylvania. Terrible weather, boring, and bad food.

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        Anytime I’ve had the misfortune of being in Pennsylvania, the weather has terrible

        • Biff ♥ You

          I got stuck in Pennsylvania for four hours nine years ago near Harrisburg; a 68-car pileup on I-81 during a squall. Piss on that state.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            I was stuck in West Middlesex for six hours. Was stuck next to the most ghetto NASCAR “Hall of Fame” ever

      • I hate driving through PA.

  • I love Indian food

    • Dwayne

      I like some of it

    • Biff ♥ You

      Never had it, can’t get it here.

    • Night

      Where do you get it? What restaurant?

  • Mikey

    Ah, that was mean for the emailer to compare Dana Brooke to Dino Bravo.

  • Ioan Morris

    After work bump for my Wrestle Kingdom 11 preview: http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/02/njpw-wrestle-kingdom-11-preview/

    • Night

      Read it, you fools!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’m going to read this later today! I have the page open for it!

    • maskedcabana

      Would be completely surprised if Omega wins. It goes completely against how NJPW books.

      • Ioan Morris

        It’s nice to dream!

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        So have a lot of things this year.

        Don’t get me wrong, I have Okada and Tanahashi both going over on my prediction card, but the opposite wouldn’t shock me to my core in either case.

        It’s exciting.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Biff’s Top 10 College Football Shit List, Teams Version
    01.) Ohio State Buckeyes (The Fuckeyes)
    02.) Oklahoma Sooners (Chokelahoma)
    03.) Oregon Ducks (The Boregon Fucks)
    04.) USC Trojans (The Used Condoms)
    05.) Florida State Seminoles (The Criminoles)
    06.) LSU Tigers (LSPuke, The Kittens)
    07.) Auburn Tigers (The Fuckbuddies)
    08.) Florida Gators (Swamp Ass)
    09.) Michigan Wolverines (Ann Arbor Asshats)
    10.) Stanford Cardinal (The Cockholes)

    • RudoWakening

      So much hostility! Getting your Crimson Tide?

      • Biff ♥ You

        We’ve won 4 titles in 7 years, and have a solid shot at back-to-back titles. We have nothing to fear from any team on that list.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Also, eeeewwwwwwww lol

    • Kenny_Reigns

      You have Ohio State, but you balance it with Michigan, so I’m good.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Honestly, I wouldn’t have come to hate Ohio State so fervently had it not been for that shitbag of a coach your school used to employ. My sports hate for Tressel manifests all these years later.

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      My list:

      1) Fuck Ohio State
      2) Washington
      3) Chokelahoma
      4) Stanford
      5) Auburn
      6) Florida
      7) Florida State
      8) TCU
      9) LSU
      10) Michigan

  • Vintage

    I just caught up with that Worst Wrestler thread. Out of 100+ comments, mentions of Cheex: 0.

    https://youtu.be/W4Smvt-fsxA

    • He wrestled this year?

      • Vintage

        No, but the subject of that email was “of all-time.”

    • Mikey

      TNA was so awful at the beginning. theyre so lucky a complete idiot bought them

      • Vintage

        Raven and Styles were the only watchable parts of that show.

  • Vintage

    “Neville’s new attitude has been paying off as of late, most recently in the form of a non-title bout victory over WWE Cruiserweight Champion Rich Swann this past Tuesday night on WWE Network’s 205 Live. And yet, the so-called “King of the Cruiserweights” has yet to truly sit on his division’s throne.

    After defeating Swann, has Neville earned a WWE Cruiserweight Championship opportunity in the near future?”

    Do you think that someone will write out this WWE.com copy like a normal person and then someone like Vince will put it through a “Michael Cole filter” and make it sound like this?

    “Championship opportunity.” Fuck off.

    • maskedcabana

      I guess you can’t brand “Title shot”.

    • Phrederic

      Championship match?

      Is that so hard?

  • JimbobJones

    For anyone who’s watched live on NJPWWorld — WrestleKingdom is tomorrow night PST, right? (They have it at 0:00 for PST. Does that mean midnight after the 3rd? I’m assuming yes, but still…)

    • 33 hours from now on the West Coast.

      • JimbobJones

        Cool. Pretty much what I figured. Thanks.

  • RudoWakening

    I really hate Fleetwood Mac

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Really? I like some of their stuff a lot. I’m surprised by this.

      • Phrederic

        I don’t get the hate they get.

        Their singles are all perfectly fine and they’re great to karaoke to.

        Plus whenever I’m at a show and a band does a cover, having people actually singing along cause they know the lyrics is pretty cool.

    • JimbobJones

      You know what? You can just go your own way with that.

      • Biff ♥ You

        <<<<<<<<

    • Ioan Morris

      🙁

  • Vintage

    Enzo Amore & Big Cass vs. Rusev & Jinder Mahal tonight

    GEE, I WONDER WHO’S DOING THE JOB IN THAT MATCH???

    • Night

      Knowing WWE? Rusev.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    According to this TMZ program my parents are watching, Cena is in consideration to take over for Michael Strahan on Kelly & Michael.

    • Phrederic

      Middle-aged women do kind of love him.

    • Starscreamlive

      He would be a decent fit in that role.

    • ProjectBlue

      I’d be surprised if she ever names a permanent cohost, seems like a control freak who has all the power now

    • Mikey

      He’s awesome enough to do it

    • Vintage

      Good. That’ll mean he can go away forever.

      • Phrederic

        I’ll buy him a tick-

        Okay, I’ll throw in a couple dollars on a ticket.

        Can we crowdfund this?

    • Biff ♥ You

      I wonder what that would do for his wrestling career if he took over?

      • maskedcabana

        Only work on Tuesdays, no house shows other than the weekends and PPVs.

      • Vintage

        Part-timer Johnnnnnn
        Part-timer Johnnnnnn

  • Phrederic

    I’m pretty sure Jack Swagger is high as fuck in his Madden match against Jason Jordan.

  • JimbobJones

    I’m probably more excited for Okada/Omega than I have been for a live match in a long, long time. Just a simple story where I’d be happy if either of them won.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I love Kenny Omega, and I hope he wins. But I don’t see the attraction in Okada. He’s good, but he’s not God-tier like Omega is, AJ or Nakamura was, or Tanahashi could be.

      • Ioan Morris

        He’s tall, young, draws and has good matches with almost everyone.

        • Biff ♥ You

          I’m not arguing he’s not a star or a draw for New Japan, I just don’t see the attraction personally. He’s not even in my Top 5 in NJPW right now

          • Ioan Morris

            I know what you mean, his character doesn’t illicit a huge amount of passion.

        • Aaron

          He’s a star. He looks like a world champion and can do it in the ring also.

          • Ioan Morris

            He’s a thoroughbred, like an old school NWA champion.

          • Aaron

            He looks and acts like an updated Bockwinkel – makes anyone look good and knows it. He’s got a quiet arrogance.

      • JimbobJones

        Maybe, but he’s definitely upper-tier. And he’s a great hand — kind of like a higher-tier Jeff Jarrett.

        Jarrett, love him or hate him, wrestles up to or down to the caliber of his opponent. He’ll never be the reason that a match is great, but he’ll also never be the reason a match is bad. (Though he’s had both types of matches)

        Okada is the same, but a level higher. He CAN be the reason a match is great, if in there with a good opponent, but, like Jarrett, he’s never going to pull an amazing match out of an average opponent (like AJ did with Reigns)

        • JimbobJones

          Thankfully, Okada is in there with Omega, so the match should be fantastic.

        • Ioan Morris

          He’s got the classic Japan thing of having his performance match the status of the match.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Thank you. You just put an idea into words more clearly than I’ve been able to for months. New Japan cards have few (not zero, but few) show stealers, because everyone delivers the quality expected of their card position that night.

            …This is also one way of explaining why Nakamura isn’t gonna wrestle any ***** matches in a development territory, for the record.

          • Aaron

            Japan also still respects the top of the card.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            They haven’t been given a reason not too.

            Titles matter. A lot.

          • Aaron

            It’s also an old booking philosophy that lower-card wrestlers do less so as not to overshadow what the main eventers do. Young guys tend to stay in the ring and not pull out all the stops.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I feel like it works out because NJPW does reward lower card guys their chances to break out.

            Check out Yoshi-Hashi. They gave him his spots to shine in the G1. A few years ago that was Ishii and now Ishii is a top 10 guy on the roster.

            That said, its also possible because NJPW pushes some of its best talent at or near the top of the card. In 90’s WCW for instance, you had ** main events…often. Of course that **** opening cruiser match was the best in ring thing. It would be absurd to ask them to wrestle down to that level.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Honestly, I think the people who want Cena to take the co-hosting gig with Kelly Ripa, thinking it would be the end of his wrestling career are in for a big mistake. If anything, I think it would push Vince to feature Cena more prominently than ever before with the increased mainstream publicity he’d bring. Plus taking the co-hosting gig in the morning, then flying out for TV is definitely doable.

    • Phrederic

      Then that might be good for wrestling.

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      It’s Kelly and WWE Champion John Cena!

    • Night

      It’s doable but I don’t know if Cena would be willing to do it as he’s branching out more than he ever has. He could have a bunch of other projects he’ll want to do. Plus Vince may not be that pleased with John taking the gig as he doesn’t like his guys getting outside success without his help.

      I could see him being promoted heavily for some part-time matches for Mania or Summerslam, though.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Hell of a play by Penn State

  • Curtis Williams

    As an SC fan, fucking amazing throw

  • Mikey

    Doing nothing on my couch all day can be exhausting. Not watching Raw tonight means I can go to bed at 9

  • Ioan Morris

    Weird thing about WWE seemingly having a PPV every other weekend is that when you get a seven week build for the Rumble it feels like an age.

    • Vintage

      It feels like a vacation, which is the biggest sign that the current product is kinda shitty.

    • maskedcabana

      Looks like they’re going to slow down on the PPVs. After RR, only 2 before WM.

      • Vintage

        That September-October stretch is always the most brutal.

      • Ioan Morris

        19 specials this year, I think I read? Presumably including NXT.

  • Vintage

    I’m watching the Rose Parade replay right now and they’re talking about retiring the Good Year Blimp.

    Man, times have changed.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Getting too expensive to fly it I guess.

  • Vintage

    Speaking of the Rose Parade, here’s Vince Young walking with the 24 Hour Fitness float.

    Yup.

  • Aaron

    Biff’s Soon To Be College Shit List:

    1). NCAA Investigators

    • Biff ♥ You

      NCAA Investigators?

      • Aaron

        When Alabama’s recruiting violations are finally exposed. They and Duke are on borrowed time until their coaches leave.

        • Biff ♥ You

          Super-Meh.

          • Aaron

            It happens every time. Pete Carroll leaves USC, investigation.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            Carroll left because he knew sanctions were coming

        • Jeremy Rinehart

          Bama will get away scott free, just like Auburn did

          • Biff ♥ You

            Alabama would probably hire hitmen to take out the investigators.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            Hey, sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do

          • Aaron

            It’s hard to say. They may get over if the next guy keeps the train rolling, but the NCAA way of faking integrity is to end the party half an hour after all the guests leave.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            Look at Auburn. Scam Newton’s dad admitted to selling his kids service’s to the highest bidder and the NCAA did nothing

          • Aaron

            Auburn also burned out in two seconds. Alabama is the star, and they’re going to be booked as such until it’s time to shunt them to the midcard for a while.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            To make things right, the NCAA should strip Auburn of that national title and give it to the runner-up

          • Aaron

            That would turn into the Tour de France where they can’t even find a clean team to get the title.

          • Jeremy Rinehart

            I have a feeling the SEC and Ohio State would get hit the hardest

  • Edward M

    Kurt Angle has refused to take bookings after April because he claims he will be in WWE. But WWE claims he’s lying. How does Kurt Angle refusing to do shows in april by lying about this help him?

    • JimbobJones

      Del Rio hacked his Twitter.

    • Phrederic

      Kurt is a crazy man.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I bet he goes back to TNA, and used the WWE as a smokescreen.

    • Vintage

      WWE did this same shit with Albert, of all people. Albert suddenly had no more Japan bookings, but WWE swore they weren’t signing him, and then he showed up.

      I just don’t get it. Denying it and lying through your teeth is just silly.

    • maskedcabana

      Carnies gonna carny.

    • Night

      He’s going to WWE. Believe that.

      Sorry…be’lee dat!

    • razor172

      It’s like that South Park episode where Cartman bought an amusement park, and then bought ads to tell everyone they couldn’t go to his amusement park. And then everybody wanted to go to his Amusement park because he said that.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Business has picked-up at the Rose Bowl

  • Phrederic

    Is there college that actually took a proactive, responsible and just response to a sexual assault investigation towards one of its team members?

    • Aaron

      Nope. It’s all a sham.

      • Phrederic

        …joy.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Probably. We never hear about people doing the right thing, ESPN says it’s bad for ratings.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Penn State is better than Washington

  • Edward M

    I like how WWE is booking Royal Rumble. Most people guessed either Cena or Roman will win the Rumble. So WWE gave them both title matches at the Rumble instead and left the winner of the match wide open.

    • maskedcabana

      It’s one of the good things about the brand split/2 main titles, makes the RR winner less obvious and widens the range of possible winners.

    • Aaron

      So Goldberg.

    • Vintage

      One downside of the way they’ve booked the Rumble, though, is that they’re basically presenting it as “Goldberg, Lesnar, and 28 other guys you shouldn’t give a shit about.”

      • Edward M

        Yeah they’ll need to work on that though, because its probably one of the “28 other guys you shouldn’t give a shit about” who will win, if Goldberg and Lesnar are challenging each other at WM.

  • Vintage

    I’ve missed all of the Scandal Bowl, but it sounds like it’s been a good one so far.

  • Matthew Maynard Adams

    Jed York fired Chip Kelly and Trent whateverthefuckhisnameis. Now if we can just get him to shitcan himself we might get somewhere.

    On a more positive note, had a CT scan and bloodwork done and everything was tip-top, so that’s good. Fucking hate needles though.

    • Mikey

      The Bills GM was also unaware that Rex Ryan was going to be fired.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        Don’t even get me started on the shitshow that is the Bills.

        • Phrederic

          Did you see that punt return?

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            You mean the kickoff that Gilleslee botched and the Jets scored? Yeah, I saw it, just a case of a guy that mentally checked out of the game, understandably so. Whatever, we all wanted them to lose anyway.

          • Phrederic

            One of the most hilarious things I’ve ever seen in football.

            Almost as good as that illegal Giants play.

            At least I think it was the Giants.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Oh, it’s hysterical.

            I didn’t even get mad about it, I’m used to this shit. And like I said, I wanted them to lose anyway.

          • Phrederic

            For the draft picks?

            Does the NFL apply penalties for intentionally dogging it to get better draft picks?

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Yes. And no, AFAIK, but I seem to remember something like that happening in the NHL.

          • Phrederic

            Cause after your season is over, shouldn’t you…want to lose as much as possible?

            Being constantly 9-7 would seem to be the worst position to be in.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            The Bills have constantly been 7-9 to 9-7 since back when WCW still existed.

            The Ottawa Senators were accused of throwing games during their first season because they were so shitty (only won 9 games, I think), and the Sabres caught some heat for trading away all the good players to not be any good and get a high draft choice. And in typical Buffalo fashion, they finished dead last 2 years in a row and didn’t get the #1 pick either year.

      • ProjectBlue

        Top notch press conference when GM’s asked by multiple reporters “what, exactly, is your job?”

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          The Pegulas are not known for their PR skills.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Good deal on the health issues. Having been through enough needles and CT scans to last two lifetimes, you have my sympathies.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        I have to have a CT scan 4 times a year or so (12 straight clean ones though!), and bloodwork every 2 weeks.

        • Biff ♥ You

          Getting familiar with the butterflies, eh?

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            I hate they dye they give you too. First, a needle, but then it makes you feel like you pissed yourself.

          • Biff ♥ You

            Hot, flushed feeling, ick.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            My mother has the same clotting problems, so it must be genetic.

    • Jeremy Rinehart

      Glad your results were good. Jed York is an idiot

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Got a whole party ready to hang out on Jan 4 at 3 AM this year.

    Wrestling is always best with friends.

    • Phrederic

      OOOOH!

      I HAVE FRIENDS!

      AREN’T I COOL?

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Well that just seemed unnecessary :p

        I’m mostly highlighting the humor in having people over for 3 am like that’s a normal thing to do.

        • Phrederic

          Sounds cool though, does New Japan World stream in 720+? Do you got a big-screen or will you be piling around a laptop?

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            My Gaming PC is hooked to a 55 Inch TV

          • Phrederic

            Nice, well, uh…mainline some Redbull or whatever cause those shows are long.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I’m envisioning a beer hat with Redbull.

            It’s gonna be a caffeinated night.

          • Phrederic

            Planning any drinking games or is the plan to stay sober?

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I Drink for most things.

            Not my Wrestle Kingdom. Oh no. I want to be alert. I want to appreciate this to the most of my nerdly abilities

      • Night

        You know who would say something like that?

        A dude who doesn’t have friends.

        • Phrederic

          CONSPIRACY!

          We need a big board and some red string.

  • Ioan Morris

    Posting this again. It’s Hashimoto/Iizuka vs. Ogawa/Murkami from 1/4/2000 and it’s not on NJPW World for contractual reasons. Just a fantastic part-shoot (apparently) brawl.
    Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsyu9s3qiNM&t=11s (match begins at 11:30ish)
    Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnurR2X7X0o&t=2s

  • Ioan Morris

    Anyone make any resolutions? I kinda forgot, so I’m trying to cobble together a couple of professional goals for the year, that sort of thing.

    • Aaron

      “Quit being so goddamned fat” is mine.

      • Ioan Morris

        Yeah, need to drop some timber myself

    • Biff ♥ You

      Just made one resolution: attempt to learn something new every day.

      January 1st, my new thing was cricket (thanks, Dave!). I don’t know what today’s new thing will be. I guess I better get on it.

      • Ioan Morris

        Ha, that’s a good one.

    • Mikey

      Running a marathon and therefore I’ll have to cut down on the booze a bit.

      • Ioan Morris

        Good on you. Running is not my forte.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Portray greater confidence (even if I have to fake it at first.)

      related:

      Just ask her out (not any particular her, whoever)

      I had a couple of reasonable romantic successes at the end of the year because I drank away the social anxiety.

      I’m trying to take it as a leaf turning to be able to do it sober, instead of getting in my own head.

      • Ioan Morris

        As long as it’s not crutch, a bit of social lubrication is helpful. Asked each of my last three girlfriends (been with the current one 3.5yrs) out after having a few too many G&Ts.

        • Curtis Williams

          I do my best work when under the influence

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Sure.

          So maybe sober is too lofty at first. We’ll settle for not annihilated and wanting to die the next morning.

          The nights were good though.

        • Biff ♥ You

          G&Ts… Gin and Tonics?

    • Bruce Chung

      Keep on blocking.

      • Ioan Morris

        Who said that?

        • Hayden

          Dikembe Mutombo!

    • Night

      I don’t really make resolutions but I guess it would be to keep on truckin’ in terms of my writing career and to protect my heart better in terms of my romantic adventures.

      • Ioan Morris

        Sounds like that progressing steadily? Did you get a new agent?

        • Night

          Oh yeah, I signed with a new agency in August. Things are going well enough!

          • Ioan Morris

            Nice. Thankfully, just before Christmas, I got confirmation for a couple of music projects for early this year. Was starting to panic – still not used to the freelancer highs and lows.

          • Night

            Yeah, it can be tough. But if you’re talented and confident enough in your abilities, something always seems to pop up. It’s those who want everything right away are the ones who don’t last in the entertainment industries.

          • Ioan Morris

            That’s what I’m finding. If you have contacts and relationships already in place, trying to push those people for work that isn’t there won’t help. Gotta try and be zen about it, which is tough when the months drift by, but there we go, it was my choice to do this.

          • Night

            Pretty much. It’s the same with me. I’ll have a gig that they’ll tell me will start in the beginning of November and I didn’t hear back until middle of December. That’s why you just gotta plan your stuff out and use that free time to work on your own material. Keep on creating and/or networking.

    • Phrederic

      …probably should shave my beard.

      That’s about it.

      • Ioan Morris

        Whoa, slow it down there, Phred.

        • Phrederic

          What can I say, I live a dangerous life.

    • Dwayne

      Waste less money

      • Night

        Never play poker with Kenny! That dude’s a shark!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Eat leaner. I’ve put on a ton of muscle and want to show it off.

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Hey, there’s Mark Sanchez! He should get out on the field and throw some interceptions!

  • Vintage

    Man, look at that crowd at the World Darts Championship.

    http://screengrabber.deadspin.com/idiot-on-the-field-at-world-darts-championship-steals-t-1790693850

    I’d wonder what the hell, but I’m the guy that works in the world of competitive video games, so who the fuck am I to talk?

    • Biff ♥ You

      You work in competitive video games?

      • Phrederic

        Lotta money there.

      • Vintage

        I work in the realm of Social Media (tm Michael Cole)

    • Phrederic

      I’d hope the champion would take him out with a thrown dart.

  • Biff ♥ You

    That was a HELL of a catch.

  • Edward M

    I was rooting for HHH in his match against Daniel Bryan at WM XXX. I wanted to see a Wrestlemania with the crowd completely rioting against the show from the first match to the end of the show. Too bad WWE did the right thing.

    • Biff ♥ You

      WrestleMania 32 was the show for you!

      • Edward M

        Nah, if HHH made Bryan tap out to the crossface clean, if would have made the WM 32 crowd seem like the Canadian Stampede crowd in comparison.

    • Phrederic

      Triple H also put on his working boots that night.

      Yeah, it was Bryan, but at the same time, I think that was one of Bryan’s best singles matches that year.

      I’d say only his work with Cesaro was better…and that’s cause…Cesaro.

      • Night

        The match with Wyatt at the Rumble was very good, too. Still Bray’s best ever singles match.

        • Phrederic

          I didn’t love it like a lot of people did.

          But it’s still his best singles match, yes.

      • Ioan Morris

        Rewatched it recently. Simple story, well told. Everyone, including Steph, played their part perfectly.

  • Thebraziliankid

    I saw Rogue One, it’s a ****1/4 affair.

    Good Stuff

    Alan Tudyk
    Donnie Yen
    The final scene

    Bad Stuff

    Donnie Yen deserved more screen time, he was by far the best guy in the movie
    More Vader
    Felicity Jones is not that good.

    • Phrederic

      4.25 maybe graded on a curve and not even that.

      You also forgot to throw Forest Whitaker’s godawful performance into the Bad Stuff category.

      • Thebraziliankid

        I enjoyed Whitaker.

        Man that prayer scene with Yen is on my top 5 Star Wars moments, I wish he had more time, It would be a cool way to show how The Force is seen and acts with regular dudes.

        • Phrederic

          I liked that they portrayed a force sensitive character who was not a force user.

          • Thebraziliankid

            He was a monk, just like his buddy, so he has more touch with the Force.

          • Thebraziliankid

            They should’ve explored the faith side of The force, how people believe in it. Yen’s character has the Force to guide him and do that crazy shit.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Whitaker was just cashing the check

        • Phrederic

          Oh yeah.

          I thought he was pretty bad in Arrival too.

          I don’t know what the fuck his accents are.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            It won him a best actor Oscar. Can’t fault him for going to that well again.

          • Phrederic

            There are two many ‘good’ actors now for the Academy to ever double-dip again.

            It makes the industry far more money to spread out the awards.

    • Vintage

      At James Earl Jones’ age, I was fine with the amount of Vader we got. There isn’t enough voice modulation out there that won’t make him sound like a dude about to hit 90.

      • Thebraziliankid

        I freaked out he started chopping MUTHAFUCKAS.

        • Vintage

          I loved the meme where some hot take goes “Should they make a Darth Vader movie?” and the answer goes “They already did. It’s called Star Wars.”

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I would go **. The third act fell flat because they wasted the first two acts not establishing the characters. Here are who the characters were – not as cool Han Solo, snarky Chewbaca, crazy Obi-Wan, more boring Luke Skywalker, etc.

      The ending was pretty great, though.

      And the mind reading octopus was pretty great. More movies need that.

      • Thebraziliankid

        I enjoyed Luna’s Endor, he was a more gritty Han. Donnie Yen was fucking awesome, the force IS with him.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Donnie Yen did made chicken soup out of the chicken shit they gave him to work with.

          • Phrederic

            Blind, mystical martial artist played by an Asian dude.

            Really stretched their casting there.

          • Thebraziliankid

            But he made it work.

          • Phrederic

            Sure, it’s still lazy.

      • Phrederic

        Fair take.

        They really gave us no reason to give any fucks about the characters. I remember them going on about how they’re all vile, antiheroic bastards and…I guess the Captain shot a dude. Stuff was implied and danced around but never established. It’s like they put crown moulding in a room without a roof.

        Final scene was overall pretty great.

        I thought that their half-hearted attempt at romance at the end was just a total misstep, zero charisma.

        • Thebraziliankid

          I really was hoping they would not kiss.

      • Ioan Morris

        Ah. So you didn’t enjoy it. But yeah, the fact that no-one knows anyone’s name (apart from Jyn) is a sign of how little work went into the characters.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I did not. I was yawning like crazy and kept checking the time. My dad freaking loved it, so I was happy about that, but his bar for sci-fi movies is extremely low.

          • Phrederic

            The bar for Star Wars movies is extremely low.

            At this point, most are bad.

            I’d say we only got two great ones. Out of an eight movie franchise, I think that’s below the Mendoza Line.

          • Ioan Morris

            I should stop going to what I know are going to be CGI-fests, because I completely zone out.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I should do the same. Rogue One may have broken me. I’m looking forward to Guardians 2, though.

          • Phrederic

            Did they drop any hints about what the villain is?

            Does it matter at all?

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Not that I’be heard. I know Ego the Living Planet is in it. The first movie just hit every thing perfectly for me.

          • Phrederic

            We’re getting Ego?

            Oh…yes, I do remember that.

            And Quill’s dad too.

        • Phrederic

          Kassian Andor?

          However you’d spell it.

          K2-SO.

          Bohdi.

          Director Krennig.

          Everything else…nah.

      • Aaron

        NEEEEEERRRRRRRRRRRRRDDDDDD

    • Curtis Williams

      Vader shouldn’t of been advertised

  • Biff ♥ You

    I need some dinner ideas. This is what’s on the table: Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican, Italian, Japanese and Fast Food (Dairy Queen, McDonalds, Hardees, Bojangles, Taco Bell, Wendys, KFC, Arbys, Captain D’s, Jack in the Box, Popeyes, Zaxby’s, Chick-Fil-A)

    • Aaron

      ZAXBY’S

    • Curtis Williams

      Popeyes

      • Biff ♥ You

        The first two suggestions are the two that are furthest away. lol

    • Night

      No fast food.

      • Dwayne

        That rules out the majority of the list lol