BoD Daily Update: January 3rd, 2017

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/smackdown/2017-01-03

 

Reason for Paige Being at Backstage at RAW Last Night

Paige was backstage at RAW to have her neck injury checked out by WWE medical staff, which is standard protocol for injured WWE stars.

http://wrestlechat.net/paige-confirms-why-she-was-backstage-at-raw-today-with-fans-outside-of-arena/

 

ESPN.com  NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 11 Preview

http://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/18393248/new-japan-pro-wrestling-watch-wrestle-kingdom-11

  • Thebraziliankid

    First

    Kenny will win!

    • taabr2

      All the Omega fans are setting themselves up for disappointment.

    • Of course Kenny Reigns will win if he keeps up his upvoting

  • Paige was surprised when she arrived to the backstage area to find her friends and loved ones sitting in the locker room with prepared statements about how her drug abuse has impacted them personally.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I’m now picturing Christopher’s intervention from the Sopranos

  • Is Paige really pregnant?

    • Thebraziliankid

      She’s a junkie.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Neck injury

      • Thebraziliankid

        Cocaine injury.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Becky being the subject of the abortion jokes, Paige being the subject of pregnancy rumors.

      Why are people so fascinated in the uteri of WWE’s women?

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Because they cannot see said uteri, or stick their penises inside them.

    • Paige performed Becky’s abortion

    • Miko363

      I wouldn’t be shocked if that happened…train wrecks love making their train even more wrecked.

  • Miko363

    Please tell me they asked Paige to pee in a cup when she walked in…

  • Mikey

    Paige needs to dump Del Rio

  • Well…over the weekend I finally put money down for New Japan World and I’m ready for Wrestlekingdom. Even watched Nakamura/AJ from WK10 last night and that was very good.

    Also, I saw the beginning of Timothy Thatcher’s downfall with EVOLVE 57 which was good.

    What was bad was that Google Drive I shared of RoH shows no longer exists…so that sucks

  • cabspaintedyellow

    WWE management waiting on Paige backstage like

    http://i211.photobucket.com/albums/bb150/TOTO-LERO/intervention.jpg

  • Back at work …..fun times

  • I don’t care, I’m enjoying Bring It To The Table.

    • What is Bring It To The Table and why does everybody keep talking about it?

      • It’s a new debate show with JBL and Paul Heyman on various things. The word is you’re stupid for thinking WWE is bad or something like that

      • maskedcabana

        People complaining because Paul Heyman says that people are complaining too much.

        • For all the talk about “Oh, it’s Vince channeling his opinions on the internet,” I wouldn’t be surprised if that was legit what JBL and Heyman thought.

  • So I didn’t get an answer before did I win my cage match last night?
    having to be up at 6 for the first time in 3 weeks.. I couldn’t make it for a whole BoD Raw

    • Brian_Bayless

      You won

      • I mean I figured…..Aaron and all

      • Dwayne

        What about me?

        • You are suppose to say
          What About me…. What About Dwayne?

        • Night

          You won, too. Can’t remember who you wrestled.

        • You beat the hell out of Bobby as viewership plunged. But that’s probably more Bobby’s fault.

      • Night

        You should do a quick BoD RAW recap at the end of the Raw Rundowns. Nothing too expansive, just quick results.

  • Bruce Chung

    So WrestleKingdom is gonna happen 4 am tomorrow (really really late tonight).

  • Ahh.. Tuesday. Back to work for some people. Not me though.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    Gonna get imaging done on Friday. Got a call from the imaging center saying that after confirming my insurance, my bill will be a little over $1,000.
    Starting the new year with a bang!

    • Brian_Bayless

      Sorry to hear

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        My deductible this year went up to $800 and I know this place takes my insurance. So I’m wondering exactly what isn’t covered

        • Bruce Chung

          I prefer higher deductibles to cut my rates down on almost everything. I also usually don’t have much comprehensive for my car.

        • You probably have a coinsurance payment; meaning after your deductible is covered, you pay 20% and the ins co covers 80% – something like that.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            Yeah I do.

          • There you go. You probably also have a Maximum out of Pocket, meaning that once you have paid that much in medical expenses (usually not including copays for office visits), you don’t pay any more no matter what. Probably want to check and see how much that is to make sure you don’t get fucked.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            I double checked. It all make sense. Especially since the appointment after that I’m only paying like 40 bucks

          • Cool. Hope you’re ok.

    • Mikey

      Hope it works out okay.

    • I hope that everything is ok.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      MRI?

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Yeah

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          My sympathies. I had to get one March of 2015 and my out of pocket was about $1200. Was my first one and it’s where I learned I was claustrophobic.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            I don’t really get claustropjobic. I always pretend that I’m gonna get adamantium skeleton just for shits and giggles

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Someone on reddit found Braun Strowman on Tinder (his real name is Adam, so it could be a coincidence or someone using his photo, for some reason):

    https://i.reddituploads.com/9cc49849857a48fd81a79f117333277e?fit=max&h=1536&w=1536&s=cd50b91f5acf2fbdee8afbd236751ba1

    • And A Diddly New Year

      This means the user is either a girl (impossible since no girls are on the Internet) or Braun Stroman has it set to look for gay men

  • Hot take Irsay shit the bed so hard in picking Grigson is he afraid to go looking for a new GM. The only real success he has had in picking a GM was going with a guy already on the track to the hall of fame with Polian….and a flash of success with Tobin

  • hmm Raw still isn’t up on Hulu… with each passing minute I grow less likely to skim it

    • Dwayne

      It was the best Raw of 2017

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      I was considering watching some of that today, since I fell asleep TWICE during my time-shifted broadcast.

  • johntcole
    • Night

      Dude, you’re trying to date Braun Strowman?!

      • johntcole

        Nah

    • uh.

      Feel free not to share those anymore.

      • Mikey

        Did you swipe right, Hoss?

    • Bruce Chung

      33 means he should be mature enough to work hard, learn from vets, and keep grinding.

      And maybe ignore Vince on occasion.

    • Bonzai posts girls. I like his schtick better.

      • Concur.

      • Night

        Yeah but when he types out what he wants to do to those girls, it feels wrong.

    • The Polish Hammer

      I’m sure someone must be using his pic on farmersonly.com as well.

      • Bruce Chung

        Samwell Tarly perhaps?

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Well, his name’s not Harvey Wimpleman.

  • Wade

    Who else is staying up to catch WrestleKingdom live?

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Maaan, fuck a time zone.

    • Mikey

      WWF1987 might be.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      It won’t even be over by the time I have to leave for work

    • Thebraziliankid

      Not me.

    • taabr2

      I won’t be able to watch the show for a couple of days so I am gonna have to avoid wrestling websites for awhile.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      lol nope.

    • Facts Holliday

      If I didn’t have a job I would. I need my sleep. I would love to attend a show live.

    • I’m not. I’ll probably watch this weekend

  • JosephM

    Watching the Superstars of Wrestling where Andre confronts Hulk to set up WrestleMania III, and Savage is in the first match and is wearing the most awesome stars and stripes cape, so damn swank!

    • Night

      His outfits were so awesome.

      • JosephM

        This was so unique, even for Savage. And yet I don’t recall him wearing this variation often.

    • Bruce Chung

      Andre confronts Steven Richards you mean.

  • maskedcabana

    Can’t believe we’re less than 24 hour away from the best show in the wrestling….205 Live!

  • Facts Holliday

    Yay the return of British white trash, Paige!

  • Wade

    Onita is apparently not dropping the AJPW All Asia Tag Belts because of the fractured pelvis, and is in fact working through the injury. Damn!

    • Facts Holliday

      Who is his partner?

      • Wade

        Masanobu Fuchi!

        It’s a nostalgia run, where the first two dojo graduates teamed up to challenge the champs at the Sumo Hall show back in November.

    • Ioan Morris

      Watched his five-minute match with Kensuke Sasaki from 1/4/00 earlier. Hell of a fight while it’s going.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Onita’s still wrestling? How is he not confined to a wheelchair or something?

      • Wade

        This was a special semi-retirement nostalgia run (like 07 Hacksaw or Piper).

  • Ioan Morris

    Oh, I see. ESPN’s WK11 preview gets a slot, like they’re some kinda big-time sports people! Outrageous. Surely their preview can’t be better than this one which just happens to be written by me: http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/02/njpw-wrestle-kingdom-11-preview/

    *promise this is the last time I’ll plug

  • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

    I noticed that you can watch a video from NJPW’s fan fest for free that has matches on it. I got to see my boy Yuji Nagata in action!

  • Dwayne

    I would like to watch WK but i’m not staying up all night and calling out of work for it.

    • Wade

      I have an absurd amount of vacation time built up, so I was like PERSONAL DAY!

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    One of the big problems to me of WWE becoming such product is an almost total disinterested in the Women’s Division. I know I should feel bad for Paige and her problems, but there are already seventeen girls in the pipeline to replace her, so who really cares if she comes back, tries to stay in the business? Just go home, get away from this awful business, find something rewarding to do with yourself while you’re still young.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      On the other hand, women’s wrestling in WWE is easily better now than it’s ever been, and taken far more seriously.

      I like watching highlight videos of old PPVs on YouTube, but any time one of those old Divas segments would pop up, whether it was a lingerie pillow fight, a dance contest, or Kelly Kelly and Candice Michelle being treated as legit division headliners, it just gets kind of depressing.

      • Wade

        That’s not fair to Candice.

        She legit worked her ass off to become decent before injuries caught up with her. She was turning into a really good white meat babyface before she got hurt. She did a ton for getting Beth Phoenix over with how she took the beating.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Oh I agree it’s better in-ring, and the objectifying has been toned way down, but there’s also the problem of a lot of them wrestling alike because they all get the same training, and lack of quality promo & character time just makes them all feel too cookie cutter. Add in 50/50 booking… it’s all the same problems the men have, but magnified because the division was spontaneously created en masse. The same thing is now happening with the cruiserweights.

    • Bruce Chung

      Women are a bad example right now. There’s not 17 wrestlers in the pipeline, or else we’d gotten them, and possibly see more of them on Raw instead of the same feud for half a year.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I’m not saying they’re ready for call-up, just that between RAW, SmackDown & NXT all having active Women’s Divisions, and knowing more are training at the Performance Center, I’m not exactly holding my breath to see Paige return.

  • A man has been arrested after he allegedly launched into a racist tirade and verbally abused cabin crew on a flight from Sydney to San Francisco.

    The United Airlines flight on New Year’s Day was forced to divert to Auckland due to the incident.

    Witnesses said the American passenger, 42, became angry when two men seated on either side of him, who were described as being South Asian, spoke to each other over him.

    A video of the incident, which was uploaded to Facebook, showed the man yelling at a flight attendant who attempted to calm him down.

    “If you guys treat people right on these things, you see two last names the same don’t put someone else in the middle of them,” he said.

    “I’m not yelling … you want to hear me f***ing yelling?

    “Do you know how cool it would be to have the aeroplane turned around because of me? You are going to do that? You do that? I’m being so impolite aren’t I? Fat ass.”

    http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/united-airlines-flight-from-sydney-diverted-due-to-unruly-passenger/news-story/0cb3ae3335adb0dc197b230f7d9d16b8

    I assumed it was one of you once he played the fat card.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Because it was impossible for him to simply ask one of those gentlemen if he’d like to change seats? Who the hell actually wants the middle seat anyway?

      • I spend whatever it takes to avoid getting a middle seat on short flights, let alone a trans-pacific flight. But apparently all this time I should have been telling the airline to make sure I don’t get stuck between people who don’t speak my language.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      This is Trump’s fault somehow

      • Aaron

        Trump is merely a symptom. People like this guy are the disease.

    • zahidf

      I assume this guy will be elected president in 8 years.

  • Ioan Morris

    Nobody talks about Raw anymore, huh? Worst was doing WWE more of a favour than he realised.

    • It was a chore to watch.

      I didn’t watch, I just know that.

    • Dwayne

      There isn’t really that much to say about it.

  • Facts Holliday

    So I guess Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino are the English commentary team for Wrestlekingdom and not JR and Josh Barnett?

    • JR and Josh Barnett will commentate the AXS version of it…so the answer is both

  • A Wrestling god

    Roman Reigns and Goldberg actually have a lot in common, but the difference is Goldberg made it work and made a ton of money doing it.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Goldberg also was not saddled with awful dialogue week after week. It would have killed him too

      • A Wrestling god

        Roman should be doing the same thing as what Goldberg did, less talking and more killing guys in the ring.

        • Bruce Chung

          Reigns wishes he had that choice and those bookers.

          • Nick Demola

            He wishes he had the foresight and good decision making of WCW bookers over the current WWE writers.

            That says it all.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        And (surprise surprise), more people liked Reigns when he didn’t talk much

    • Not to mention that Goldberg just happened, he wasn’t “picked”

  • was the Bills GM press conference talked about yesterday because WOWZER

    • Facts Holliday

      Is that where he said he had no idea why he or Rex was fired? It’s all been a blur the last couple of days.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Holy shit was that sad.

      No wonder the Patriots keep winning the AFC East. That whole division is incompetent

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Someone on Reddit made a chart of all division winners since the last expansion in 2002. Pats have won the AFC East every year but 2.

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          … and one of those years was an 11 game winning season.

          • Miko363

            The Matt Cassel season, I believe.

          • PATRICKisLEGEND

            Yep… and missed the playoffs because two other teams in the division also had 11 win seasons.

      • Miko363

        How did no one follow up with “Then why are you even here?”

        The GM had no idea why the coach was fired?

    • And A Diddly New Year

      No but I saw the 49ers press conference where the reporters asked Jed York if he was going to fire himself

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      The whole structure of that organization is messed up.

  • Wade

    KAI showed back up in AJPW last night!!

    They’ve been quietly building up a really good regular roster the last year.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Patty Stonegrinder?!? WOW!

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Awesome Rose Bowl game yesterday

    • Not if you liked defence.

    • Facts Holliday

      Was it better booked than Raw?

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Patrick Mahomes entering the NFL Draft. Guy should have been a Heisman candidate, but he plays for a shitty team

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    WWE tried so hard in that final segment last night and failed so miserably, which makes the Bring It To The Table afterwards even funnier.

    • Dwayne

      It just showed how more over Goldberg is than anyone else. Oh yeah, the list is over too.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        I mean, I felt embarrassed for everyone involved. Just amateur hour stuff.

    • Bruce Chung

      I’m amused that Goldberg talks/yells at a louder level than anybody else. It’s jarring and funny.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Emotion. Cena is pretty much the only guy left who gets it.

    • Ioan Morris

      What was so bad about it?

      • Overly scripted (interruptions by Goldberg, Heyman, Reigns and Strowman). Unnatural dialogue. After Goldberg’s pyro, audience stopped giving a shit.

  • I put my name in the hat for GM of the Bills.
    I am fine getting paid to have no say in hirings or firings

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      But you can’t turn your head to watch out for the inevitable knife in the back.

  • PhilStubington

    Finally getting around to watching the World of Sport special in full.

    • Ioan Morris

      You crazy bastard

  • So are we finally at the end of the line with some of these coaches? Fisher, Ryan and Kelly?
    Why would any team think they can win with these guys. In order of ever having success in the NFL again I’d order them
    Ryan
    Fisher
    ….
    ….


    Kelly

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      It’s always odd to me in pro sports that a coach could complete bomb with a team and another team will pick him up right away. Yes, I know sometimes a good coach is in a bad situation, but most of the time the coach just sucks.

      Chip Kelly has a .444 winning percentage in the NFL. .444!

      • 9ers are idiots… I mean they had a great winning team that had been to a superbowl and dismantled it from the top down.

        that being said I could understand giving Kelly a second chance if you had the patients and willingness to let him do what he wanted (not saying it would work but) it was a unique new vision.

        not letting him draft Dak and then cutting him after one season…. what was the point?
        Kelly isn’t a guy you plug in and win games with he is a “we are going to build this team in my image and do it my way guy” I don’t think he can make that work on an NFL stage but… that is what you are getting so you should be prepared for that

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        It was .55 before joining the awful 49ers.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Actually, good point.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Chip Kelly is weird.
      He took a 4-12 Eagles team and took them to the playoffs.
      He got a great season out of Nick Foles and Bradford looked above average with him.
      And he came to a 49ers team that had nothing.

      • juvydriver

        Kelly’s issue (IMO) is similar to a lot of guys. He wants to act like he’s Belicheck (sort of an obnoxious ass, my way or the highway, etc) without having the success to back it up. Nobody in the NFL cares what he did in college now that he’s had a few years of so-so results in the NFL.

  • Hot take: The NFL should replace the eight divisions with four conferences. Why are teams still playing each other twice in the regular season when there are 16 games and 32 teams?

  • Wade

    Joe Doering made his in ring return this weekend to.

    Good for him, that’s genuinely inspirational.

  • chicagodem79

    Re: Dialogue

    Why do they make it so hard on themselves? They are so reliant upon their current formula of 20 minute promos every week, if they insist on writers scripting out nearly every word, you’re going to end up with more bad than good, even with the best writers (which they aren’t getting because it’s wrestling).

    It’s interesting, watching Raw last nightg, Goldberg, a main eventer if there ever was one, he didn’t have to come out and do 20 minute promos damn near almost every week, promos aren’t necessarily his strong suit. Last night during the KO show, they kept his dialogue to a minimum, and he was silent until he teamed with Reigns on the spear. I have NO doubts, if Goldberg were a regular, his heat would be zapped away too due to the writers having to come up with stuff for him to say every week in a drawn out format.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      When left on his own, Goldberg would do stupid stuff like referring to WrestleMania as just ‘Mania.’ His booking in the return has been minimal, but extremely effective.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Having Goldberg blurt out “Spear…………Jackhammer” last night was dumb.

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        The way I read it in your recap made it sound good. I guess it didn’t come across that well on TV?

      • chicagodem79

        I almost think Goldberg probably told the writers “I ain’t saying all this shit, give me something simple I can remember” lol.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        It was simple.
        I liked it.
        Goldberg is a big, Alpha jock.
        To quote Rick and Morty “You want good words, date a languager.”

    • Miko363

      It’s almost like they’re justifying their own existence at this point. It’s like in an office setting where a department has to show they’re valuable to avoid being laid off or let go, so they make up reasons to exist. With no half hour promos, they don’t need all those writers.

    • oh come on they would come up with some doctor innuendo skits for him to do with Dana Brookes and he be white hot!

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        … I wanna play doctor with Dana.

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    So anything worth catching on the Hulu Raw?

    • Mikey

      That avatar might be less frightening than the Larryland himself.

    • chicagodem79

      I liked Sami/Strowman, New Day/Titus O’Neill segment, KO/Rollins was decent….that’s about it really.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Strowman vs. Zayn.

      • Mikey

        What about Foley fucking up his lines? Meltzer said that he made a joke out of it that he wrote down the city on his hand to make sure he didn’t fuck it up and than proceeded to fuck up lines.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Yeah, Foley is completely useless now.

          • Mikey

            Was Steph flipping out on him a shoot?

          • Brian_Bayless

            Seemed like her showing anger over RAW losing to SD in the ratings to me.

    • Dwayne

      Everything

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        I don’t believe you.

        • Dwayne

          Best Raw of the year

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            Not in China.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Has anything happened yet today to approach yesterday’s dialogue about airports?

    • what did I miss about airports?

      • And A Diddly New Year

        I too would like to know

      • Big D Wangston

        Whats the deal with em

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        It was used for a kick ass battle in Captain America: Civil War

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    I think for the purposes of this avatar I should leave the “one other person is typing…” thing up for a LOOOOOOOONG time then only reply in short answers. What I mean is all my replies should be stalled. Or whatever. I’m going back to sleep. Sick baby suuuuuuu-huuuu-huuuuuuuucks

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Seven minutes, to be exact

  • Ioan Morris

    Strownman/Zayn, apart front the weird booking at Roadblock, seems to have been good.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    TNA’s upcoming taping schedule is going to make WWF’s old Superstars tapings look like 1998 RAW tapings

    • WWF1987

      I wonder what the crowds will be like for those shows. Probably the same 20 diehard fans and a bunch of tourists who got lost trying to find the bathroom.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        I can’t imagine why any non-wrestling fan tourist would want to attend a taping of a wrestling program

        • juvydriver

          I’ve wondered this too. I guess if you just want to get in from the heat or something?

          • chicagodem79

            Maybe they’re serving free refreshments?

      • maskedcabana

        Maybe some homeless people looking for shelter.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Imagine how pointless that show would seem if you attended any day other than the first. “Oh cool, wrestling. Wonder who any of these guys are or what’s happening…”

  • worse run team today? 9ers Bills Browns?
    9ers fire a guy who will probably go down as a legendary coach on either college, NFL or both levels and replaced him with a guy that had head coached like…1 game in his life. They follow that up with a guy who left the eagles as a tire dump fire and fired him after one season.

    The Bills… I mean that press conference yo!

    The Browns.are a shit show but.. no one really expects anything else from them.

    • Mikey

      I think the Browns might be the least problematic out of those three.

      • yeah same here …and yet.. they are the browns and still went… hey now that we are done with Johnny football… let’s get that Griffin kid.. he seems like a safe bet

      • juvydriver

        I think you are right. And with the Browns, there is really no bar of expectation.

    • juvydriver

      So, you think it’s weird that the GM wasn’t involved in hiring the coach, did not know the coach was on the hot seat, was not involved in firing the coach and was not involved in selecting the interim coach, who was picked based on the recommendation of the coach that he didn’t know was being fired?

      And, he’s going to lead the search for the new coach, but it ultimately won’t be his decision on who gets hired.

      I wonder if they let him make the pick in the 7th round just for the chance to actually do something.

  • Mikey

    So they won’t pay for Foley’s surgery but they keep trotting them out there and he is breaking down physically and now mentally as well?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I’m convinced Foley’s openness about it on social media is his attempt to shame the company into paying for it. Go for it, I say.

  • juvydriver

    So, an argument was made that the Big 10 should get 2 (and maybe 3) teams in the 4 team playoff. What happens? Their top 3 teams all lose their bowl games. Nice work, Big 10. Especially you, Ohio State.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Ohio State scored as many points against Clemson as they did in the Big Ten Championship game. . .

    • At least Michigan and Penn State were close (4 points combined). Those Buckeyes though….

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I take it they were trying to give Reigns the rub by interracting with Goldberg?

    • chicagodem79

      They went nose to nose in the middle of the ring, to….I’ll be nice and say a very mild reaction. It was definitely no Hogan/Warrior 1990 Royal Rumble moment.

    • I don’t know if it was a rub so much as teasing (or testing?) Goldberg-Reigns for ‘Mania.

      • Aaron

        Like how God teased Moses.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    This is far and away the most concretly Kenny Omega has said he’s not going to WWE. He also shit talks basically everyone on their roster not named AJ Styles.

    “I would rather be the legend that never stepped foot in WWE”

    http://www.si.com/extra-mustard/2017/01/03/kenny-omega-new-japan-wwe-wrestle-kingdom

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      He’s made it pretty clear that he has a lot of goals in Japan he wants to accomplish. If he ever checks all those off the list, he’ll then come to WWE because his goals will have been met, and he can just work whatever they’d like him to while collecting a good check.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        And yet people continue to ask him about it, every time he does an interview. e’s usually diplomatic about it though. “not right now, I have goals in Japan”

        This is out right hostile to the WWE

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      If guys like Omega and the Young Bucks can make plenty of cash outside of the WWE system and don’t want to go to WWE, stay out.

      The #1 and #2 goals for every pro wrestler should be to stay as healthy as possible and make as much money as possible. If you can do that outside of WWE’s grueling schedule, a winner is you.

      • PhilStubington

        Wrong. Clearly the #1 goal should be to point at the Wrestlemania sign.

    • Mikey

      Eh, to each their own. If he was a real star like Cena he’d go to WWE though.

      • Aaron

        Why? If he’s making good money working less, it’s a loss for him. He’d never be pushed like he is in Japan.

        • Mikey

          That’s what I mean. He’s not at Cena’s level so if he wants to do his thing, that’s cool.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I don’t even know what this is supposed to mean, to be honest?

        If he were the biggest star in western wrestling because he had been pushed as such for a decade he’d go and wrestle for WWE?

        To be a “star” like Cena you need to already be here. You can’t come over at that level.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Twas a good read.
      Respect the drive and inner motivation.

    • Andrew Champagne

      “I would rather be the legend that never stepped foot in WWE…until they back up the truck to book me as the one guy (insert star x here) has never beaten.”

      I like Omega, but as Ted DiBiase once said, everybody’s got a price.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        I’d imagine he’d end up like AJ Styles….conquer every else then head to the WWE right into the main even scene

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          More importantly, once WWE offers the right amount of money

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I think the main issue is that there’s no way for WWE to get him without overpaying (which they will do, if they really want him. They did it with Nak to stick him in development hell.)

            He’s a 9/10 value to NJPW as a well known star right now. He’s something like 5/10 value to WWE as a relatively known, talented worker.

            They have to pay him “already a star money” to out bid NJPW, even though he’d be coming in and needed to be build as a star.

            So WWE has to REALLY want him, not just decide to offer him a standard contract.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Yep. Essentially, he has to get the AJ Styles treatment. But as much as I like Omega, he’s not Styles.

          • zahidf

            Give him a NJPW world and maybe even ROH world title, I think he could main event WWE

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I suspect he’ll *likely* end up there at some point down the line as well, but the most upvoted comment on this article where
        I found it was basically “Clearly its the WWE who doesn’t want him, because no one would say no to the big leagues”

  • WWF1987

    TNA should re-sign former tag team champion Pacman Jones.

  • WWF1987

    Was last night’s interaction with Goldberg the latest of WWE’s attempts to use old stars to get Roman over?

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Yes.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Happy new year to me: My car needs new brakes. UGH.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I’ve been down with something flu like for the past four days. Yay 2017!

  • Are most people still off? it’s way quiet around here

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Back to work today, just been assessing stuff

    • My Discus more-or-less refuses to refresh.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Just fucking turn Reigns heel already!

    I feel like this company is potentially giving up millions for the thousands Roman earns in merch sales.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He’s the face of the company, pal! If you don’t understand, STFU, PAL.

    • Bruce Chung

      Turning him heel will not solve any problem since the problem is that fans won’t accept him because he’s the golden child. A heel turn just means he’s the golden heel, still chosen by the company.

      The solution is keep him away from the main/top card and let him develop naturally instead of micro-managing his promos from bedtime stories and whatever else Vince happened to remember at that moment.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        No matter where they put him on the card for however long, fans are going to boo him. The only way you change that is with some kind of angle or story where some other heel is doing something so terrible, that draws so much heat, that him being the hero overcomes that hardwired boo response. Since no one on the roster is over enough as a heel to pull that off though…

        You turn Roman heel then you at least get fans behind the babyfaces that oppose him. It doesn’t “fix” the Roman problem, but at least he serves a purpose.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Question: Does anyone know why RAW still has an overrun when it’s 3 hours long?

    Smackdown shows that WWE is perfectly capable of timing a 2 hour live program properly.

    Is it because USA wants whatever the 11PM show to get some extra ratings juice?

    • I always get the feeling with the WWE that it’s because “We’ve always done it that way.”

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Yep… and that’s always one of the worst explanations.

        • chicagodem79

          The thing is, if the show is good, I don’t really care about the overrun. It’s only tedious because the shows have become tedious to watch because of all the reasons we’ve outlined numerous times on this blog.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      WWE is incapable of doing a Raw without an overrun anymore, in much the same way Zack Snyder can’t tell a story within a set timeframe without having to rely on a director’s cut to make sense of it all four months later.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Due, in both cases, to poor writing and lazy storytelling.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      3 hours just isn’t enough!

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      I think they feel the overrun makes it feel more live.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        I guess, but with 132 minutes of airtime already and no Nitro to compete against it’s really unnecessary

    • The Professor

      At least you know with an overrun a match or segment won’t end at :58. You never know when it will end

    • Bruce Chung

      187 minutes of Raw just isn’t enough.

  • Ioan Morris

    Pretty excited to see all the new wrestling gear at WK11. I mean, that’s why we’re into this right? The costumes?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I cosplay as Kenny Omega all the time.

      • juvydriver

        The first time I saw him, I thought Kenny Omega was cosplaying as Brad Armstrong.

    • I’m planning on cosplaying as Pentagon Jr and Marty Scurll this year. Costumes totally rule

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Its actually great though.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        One of my favourite NJPW articles I ever read was a only semi-ironic review of the suits the guys wore to the G1 Press conference.

        Actually said a lot about each guys character how they dressed for that.

  • Ioan Morris

    I realised that I’m probably not going to be able to watch the first day of the UK Championship because I’ll be travelling up to see the second day. In any case, I hope it’s good enough to get rid of the bad taste that WOS Wrestling left.

    • zahidf

      They have very good talent involved, all of whom will want to impress their global audience. I’m sure it will be a fun show!

  • Facts Holliday

    Naked Women

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Found Bonzai’s new account.

      • Night

        No, that’s Naked Elderly Women.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    “Hey, you know how we’ll stop WWE from taking over UK pro wrestling? Grado!”

    • Ioan Morris

      Feel like people were in denial about that.

    • Where’s Rockstar Spud when you need him?

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      He’s apparently trying to be the new Big Daddy, which may be part of the problem.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        That Era is never coming back.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        That’s what it seems like, but that would be like WWE trying to mold somebody into Sammartino or Hogan. It ain’t going to work.

  • chicagodem79

    Quiet day today, guess I’m gonna get more actual work done today lol.

  • Facts Holliday

    Place is slow or my disqus is being weird. I can’t read anything!

    • It’s very slow. Nothing interesting is happening until Wrestlekingdom fires up. And even then Duck is the only one crazy enough to stay awake for it

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I’m staying awake for it.

        The Brits have it easy and seem to be too

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    People suspecting a possible double turn from Tana and NAito based on what he said at the Fan Festival last night? I wonder what he could have possibly said.

    That would be madness. Not just for Hollywood Tanahashi but because Naito’s whole schtick is very…unface like.

    • Aaron

      I can’t imagine heel Tanahashi.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        He is debuting new entrance music tonight…

  • Aaron

    “Yeah, okay Mister, an elephant just knocked over your mailbox… Yeah right, buddy liquor store robbery, officer down!”

  • Ioan Morris

    Venting to no-one in particular, but it’s so frustrating that years of hard work to build a British scene from very nearly the ground up have gone by the wayside for the sake of – essentially – “the mainstream audience like their wrestling to be a bit shit.” Damn it.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      People are stupid.

      That crowd is no better than the smarks they make fun of for being nerds and not knowing what the mainstream audience wants. Theys ure don’t either if they think its that WoS show

    • zahidf

      I don’t think one crap ITV show will kill off Progress and Rev Pro. They both seem to be getting sell outs regardless. Progress, it sells out London without even cards being announced!

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I think his frustration is that they didn’t seize a golden opportunity on New Years to grow the kind of wrestling the British scene is known for.

        • zahidf

          Ah fair point. Saying that, Grado as the main point was never going to reach the heights of the better federations. Maybe if the spot went to the Bulldog?

          • Ioan Morris

            Weird to make such a big thing of him being a surprise entrant, then have him doing almost nothing. Easily a guy who could be the face of a revival.

      • Ioan Morris

        Oh no, just that the mainstream audience will assume nothing change in the last 25+ years. Same old, same old.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Signed up for NJPWorld for WK 11. What matches should I watch in the meantime?

    • AJ Styles/Nakamura at WK 10 has my vote.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        I watched that last year but was fighting off sleep, so I will probably watch it again.

    • Mikey

      Ibushi and Nakamura at WK 9.

      And that match where Jeff Jarrett and Scott D’Amore joined Bullet Club.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Ibushi and Nakamura at WK 9 is possibly my favourite match ever.

        • Mikey

          It was a very excellent match. *****

        • …I know what I’m watching tonight

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Naito vs Omega from the G1 is probably the match of the year for most people

      Okada vs Marufuji II is my favourite Title match from this year–though it’s better if you’ve seen Marufuji vs Okada I from the first night of the G1

    • Aaron

      Ishii – Okada from the G1
      Some Yano for fun

    • Ioan Morris

      How about something older?

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        I’m open to anything that’s good.

        • Ioan Morris

          Hmm, I don’t know where to start then, but Omega/Naito and Okada/Tanahashi from the last G1 would work as a lead-in to tomorrow’s top two matches.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    Hilarious.

  • Hayden

  • The Professor

    Last year we had first time wwe world/universal champs in Owens, Ambrose, balor and aj styles.
    I would have never said styles nor balor at this time last year.
    Who will be first time champs this year?

    • But you would say Owens? Cause that’s pretty nuts too.

      I would possibly guess Strowman…and that’s it.

      • Death Rollins

        Strowman’s the only one that seems possible at this point, barring a Joe or Nak call-up. And even those wouldn’t be guaranteed, although there’s certainly room for more contenders on Smackdown.

  • Aaron

    Do they have Krusty brand partially-gelatinated non-dairy gum-based beverages?

    • RudoWakening

      Yeah. They call ’em “shakes”

      • Aaron

        Shakes? You don’t know what you’re getting.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Tokyo Sports apparently gave Okada vs Marufuji I match of the year.

    The shock value of Okada being decimated like that made it most memorable, they said.

    Cena vs Lesnar-esq in impact, though it was the story of a man just having another guys number, rather than an unstoppable force.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Tokyo Sports awards:

      MVP: Tetsuya Naito
      Best Bout: Okada vs Marufuji – NJPW G1 Climax
      Best Tag Team: Strong BJ (Daisuke Sekimoto & Yuji Okabayashi)
      Fighting Spirit Award: Katsuhiko Nakajima
      Distinguished Service Medal: Kento Miyahara
      Technique award: Kenny Omega
      Rookie award: Chihiro Hashimoto
      Joshi Wrestling award: Io Shirai
      Lifetime Achievement Award: Hayabusa

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    Watching the 8.4.97 Raw with one eye open, I said it last night but for real I wish TAKA would’ve just gone to WCW instead. A 30-minute Mysterio/TAKA match never happening is the biggest loss of 1997-98

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Woof I don’t even know what that last sentence means exactly

    • chicagodem79

      If you think about it, it’s pretty crazy how over Taka got in the WWF at the time. The light heavyweights were DOA, but he’s the one that persevered.

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        Yeah he’s definitely the only thing that matters. Everyone else gets zero response, he’s at least fast enough to get the crowd into his stuff

      • The Professor

        Only ones that eventually get over besides him was too cool but that was years later

  • Hayden

    Can I watch WrestleKingdom whenever I want now that I’ve signed up for NJPW World, or will it at least be replayed later this week? I won’t be awake for the live viewing.

    • Aaron

      They archive everything.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      It will be uploaded minutes after it finishes airing in fulll for playback

    • Ioan Morris

      Yeah. It’ll be the main thing on the front page as soon as it’s been archived (almost immediately).

  • Jesus. Just got a package delivered and the delivery guy must have rang the doorbell for both my apartment and the one downstairs. I go downstairs and answer the door and the guy in the apartment downstairs starts chastising me because I didn’t yell at the delivery guy for ringing his bell, too, because he’s got a young kid and the bell bothers the kid.

    “I had no idea he rang your bell. I don’t know what to tell you. We should talk to the landlord and have him mark the bells.”

    “You should tell the delivery guys not to ring my bell!”

    This guy has gone so far as to put tape over HIS bell, so I frequently have people looking for him ring MY bell and send me running down the stairs to answer the door for him. Honestly, I usually tell delivery guys to call my cell phone when they come to my apartment to let me know they’re here, but I can’t control other people.

    And then he starts in on not getting angry at him. Fuck off, dude, and deal with it. You want control over the doorbell? Move out of New York City and buy a house. Otherwise, shut the fuck up.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      God I miss living in an apartment so bad lol

      • A few weeks ago, I watched this guy’s wife RIP INTO a delivery guy for ringing their bell, and the guy just threw up his hands and walked away as she kept yelling. And then she started yelling at me.

        These people are crazy, yo.

        • I used to live next to a guy that would lose his mind in a serious way if he found cigarette butts on his balcony. Like people on higher floors would toss them and the wind would blow them in. Like, that’s rude, and annoys me too, but this guy would just flip. Screaming and cursing.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          These are the people below you? Time to get super stompy

          • I like throwing things on the floor for no reason.

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            I advise getting jump rope haha

        • The Polish Hammer

          And it’s never occurred to them to, you know, disconnect the doorbell?

          • They put two clear strips of tape over it. Which means that many people looking for them ring MY bell instead. I’ve never yelled at them for the inconvenience.

      • Miko363

        Haha I’m never moving back to another “common area” type living situation unless I’m retired and it’s one of those high-end 55+ condos where everyone will be as curmudgeonly as me.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          I miss it. I had good neighbors. I liked being able to go right downstairs and get food. There wasn’t a child screaming at me. God I want my apartment back lol

    • Stranger In the Alps

      This has potential for either a wacky sitcom episode or a “video at 11” deal.

      • chicagodem79

        I’d be SO tempted to be an ass, but you do have to live around these people….

    • Murder him.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Wow.

    They have uninteresting viral videos on computers now.

    The internet is great.

  • Mikey

    I’ll be watching WK when it airs on AXS. No strong desire to watch it right away.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Yeah staying up all night long for wrestling is not a sacrifice that seems worth it. I’ll catch the best two matches tomorrow

      • taabr2

        Right the 6-man tag titles and Cody’s debut.

    • WWF1987

      I’m watching it tomorrow, but at a sensible time.

  • RudoWakening

    I really hope I get a phone call that’ll send me back to Wisconsin today

    • The Professor

      Why?

      • Job. Well-paying variety.

      • RudoWakening

        Because it’s nuke work again and pays triple what I make at Ace right now

    • Hoss and Rudo team-up!

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    I’m 21.

    Not staying up all night would be the disgrace.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    TIL that Sally Field dated Johnny Carson, which makes that clip I posted even funnier.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Johnny got his dick in almost everyone, what a god

  • I don’ understand the point of Bring It To The Table. It’s just two of Vince McMahon’s Ass Puppets toting the company line under the guise of “straight shooting.” Undertaker is great, Lesnar is worth every penny, Cena is greatest of all time, fans complain too much, etc. Jesus. Who wants to watch this crap?

    • Andrew Champagne

      To be fair, Rosenberg did say he’d prefer Raw to be two hours. Which I’m sure went over like a fart in church at WWE headquarters.

      • Miko363

        HHH said the exact same thing on Austin’s podcast so I doubt there’s an issue here.

      • Give me a break, that’s an approved company line to get people to shut the fuck up. Nothing they can do about it because USA wants it, and Trips said it himself on Austin’s podcast.

        It was an honest answer from JBL and Heyman. “Why should WWE give up that kind of money?” It’s true.

        • chicagodem79

          It’s why the NFL has Thursday night games, they are a chore to watch, but they also make money for the NFL.

          I don’t know, as a fan, that explanation is kind of hollow because why do “I” care if the WWE can’t lose the 3rd hour because of financial reasons. It seems to be a leap that the WWE would go out of business if they somehow defied USA and went to 2 hours.

          • No one’s saying they’d go out of business if they lost HOUR NUMBER THREE, but they’d certainly lose money. You’re right, as a fan, we SHOULDN’T care about the financial reasons, but WWE also shouldn’t care what we think if it means less revenue.

            Bringing it up on the show last night was meant to get exactly that across. “Fans want 2-hours” “Well, tough, it’s not happening.”

          • chicagodem79

            Which, from a fan experience is pretty frustrating because of inertia, there will be a minimum level of viewership that will sustain that 3rd hour’s viability, so you’re in the cycle that won’t ever go away until their contract with USA runs out. That will be interesting when that happens.

          • I agree that the third hour is too much – and I quit watching in the last few months – but, I mean, bitching is kind of pointless – WWE is a business and they are in the business to make money. If USA Network says, “Give us three hours on Monday nights and we’ll give you more money,” not one person here would say, “Well, ARTISTICALLY, it would hurt things, we’re not gonna do that.”

            It’s just a little frustrating to see the same complaints over and over when it’s been addressed really frequently.

          • chicagodem79

            I agree in that sense, there’s literally no point in bitching about it anymore. The only way to change things is to stop watching the show en masse, and we know that’s not going to happen so just go about your business and don’t watch the live show lol.

          • I did my part! Stopped watching, stopped DVRing. No Raws for FERRARI!

    • Bobby

      Who are the ass puppets in question here?

    • chicagodem79

      They might as well made the show total kayfabe. At least that would be fun to watch. But it turned into an internet fan bitching contest.

    • I enjoyed it, but I like Heyman and JBL.

      • Andrew Champagne

        You and me both. Had it been longer than a half-hour, probably not, but for what it is, it’s fine.

    • Hayden

      “Three-hour Raws are great!”

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I think it’s cool that rather than subtly shitting on their fans they’re now coming right out and saying, “Fuck your opinions. YOU are wrong.”

      • Hayden

        When the host said that he preferred two-hour Raws, Heyman point-blank said, “you’re entitled to your stupid opinion”, haha.

  • Comdukakis

    I hate lawyers and lawsuits. Depositions canceled. took off from work. From what I’m told by our lawyer this is a common tactic by the defense. Defense claimed she was “sick”

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Yep. That happens.

  • Robert

    Yikes, lots of email and other stuff to catch up on today. This should be fun.

    • Comdukakis

      the one about drawing power is kind of interesting. not so much the new show with JBL and Heyman.

      Oh wait….you meant your work email. My bad

  • I don’t miss apartments. My house is semi detached, so I do have neighbours, but they are virtually silent.

  • Robert

    I forgot about Raw last night, with the wild Rose Bowl and a good Sugar Bowl game. Good or no?

    • Comdukakis

      not really.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Night said it was the best show of 2017

  • Bruce Chung
  • Matt_Indeed.

    hi y mariah no bra ever tanks

    • Dunno. She’s got a hot bod but somehow never really did it for me.

      • The Polish Hammer

        She was crazy hot, then became more crazy and less hot.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      cuz hawt

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    Wow Disqus is doo doo dangerous today huh?

  • Comdukakis

    entertain me people!!!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Super quiet here today.

    There’s a storm brewin’, Harry.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I have to refresh every 60 seconds or so to see any new replies, Disqus is fucked today apparently

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Same.

    • I think it’s because we’re still in vacation mode and there’s no huge news right now

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Yeah, all of my daily sites are low traffic still. People still have a few days off

  • Adam The Reindeer

    I’ve been out of action for a few days due to Kidney Stones. I can finally settle down and watch Sherlock!

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Oh boy, I’m interested in your take for sure

      • Do kidney stones run rampant in people who watch Sherlock? cuz I was thinking about watching on Netflix, but I don’t want the kidney stones.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          It feels like I’m the only person that got them and was like, “Hey maybe I should totes change my diet?”

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Megyn Kelly to NBC News? That’s ironic

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Good for her.

      • chicagodem79

        She’s been planting the seeds for that for a long time, good for her.

    • ONITA100

      HOT

  • WWF1987

    2 AM EST pre-show start for WK 11, right?

    • I thought it was 2:30 AM

      • WWF1987

        Possibly. RAMBO is usually on the pre-show.

        • Big D Wangston

          I prefer Rambone

    • The Polish Hammer

      Coincidentally, I think this year’s Wrestlemania pre-show starts at exactly the same time.

    • Ioan Morris

      2:10 for the Rumble, 3 for the main show.

  • Oh Jesus. Now the three clowns are all fawning over the Bella Twins and all of the “new viewers” they bring to the product. Fucking Christ. This show is a disaster.

    • Comdukakis

      Total divas doesnt’ bring one single viewer to Raw or SD. Not one. And it’s a shame that Nikki is going to get the belt at WM (hopefully to then be squashed by Asuka) thanks to a dying, poorly rated show on a dying, poorly rated network when characters like Becky and Alexa actually connect with fans

      • Andrew Champagne

        I have no problem with Nikki, who has improved significantly as a worker and got one hell of a pop when she came back at SummerSlam.

        • Comdukakis

          she has improved but she’s not in the same league as the 4 horsewomen.

          • Andrew Champagne

            No, but she makes as much sense as a foil for them as anybody, and I’m admittedly not as huge an Alexa fan as others here are.

          • Comdukakis

            Alexa is a strong character. She’s a horrible worker that needed another year in NXT

    • chicagodem79

      I said it below, this show would be a lot more fun if it was strictly kayfabe discussing all the WWE angles going on at the moment.

  • I only ever actually had one apartment that was shitty though. And that was a basement. I lived in a building that was fine, and above a couple of stores. Both fine.

    • Comdukakis

      I had 2 apartments with doors that simply opened to the outside, so no bells or entrances. Had one with a common lobby that you had to buzz visitors up. My paper person was quite adept at throwing the paper up to the balcony on the 2nd floor.

      • Our building had a lobby with buzzers. The others were walk ups. I’ve never lived anywhere that I had to leave my own apartment to let people in.

  • ONITA100

    Thank you to whomever it was that fixed the mobile version of this site

    • Probably Scott. You know, of Scott’s Blog of Doom?

      • Comdukakis

        I thought Bayless did all the work and Scott was just a branding thing

        • Bayless does all the posting. The behind-the-scenes stuff is all Scotty.

          • Comdukakis

            naah, Bayless is like Paul Newman brand spaghetti sauce. Scott is paul newman. Just a name. Bayless is the man

      • ONITA100

        You know this place isn’t just managed by ONE person, right bud?

  • The NEWZ is stating that the inevitable has happened between Paige and Del Rio…at least from a non-violent standpoint. Paige is pregnant…maybe

    http://www.ringsidenews.com/2017/01/03/paige-pregnant-alberto-del-rio/

    • The NEWZ is reporting on ADR’s trolling tweet from yesterday as fact?

      • Apparently some guy on Twitter tweeted that they’re pregnant…but that tweet was deleted.

        I just like typing NEWZ

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      She should aborto del rio.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Feels like you’ve been sitting on that one.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Nah it’s been my 90s Raw Reviewer name for her for a long time, like The Neighture Girl Charlotte Mare lol

    • Miko363

      It makes sense…trashy 20-somethings with substance abuse problems seem to be super fertile for some reason.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      In Paige’s Uterus, the baby is screaming THIS IS MY HOUSE!

      • The Polish Hammer

        ESTA ES MI CASA!

    • maskedcabana

      Don’t let Becky near Paige. She’ll put ideas in her head.

  • Hayden

    Re: the new Network show, it’s such a WWE thing to respond to plummeting ratings by creating a show specifically to tell fans, “it’s YOUR fault because you’re stupid and you don’t grasp that what we’re creating here is amazing and awesome!”

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      And essential for business!

    • They might as well drop the charade and just let Vince sit in front of the camera and deliver this horseshit himself. Nobody believes for a second that Rosenberg, Heyman, or even JBL honestly think and feel the way they are presented on this trainwreck of a show.

      • chicagodem79

        Yeah I said last night, that show feels like a vehicle for Vince, Steph, and HHH to vent without having to actually come on camera and say it themselves in that manner.

      • I feel like Paul probably thinks Rosenberg is stupid. As does JBL. They seem pretty crotchety at times.

        • chicagodem79

          Which is another problem with the show. Even if they think the questions are stupid or hackneyed, the show would come off better if they honestly, and thoughtfully answered all the questions. They tried to do that a little bit, but it always came back to “you’re just a stupid internet fan”.

          • Only because Rosenberg kept referring to himself as a stupid fan. If he knocks that shit off, the flow of conversation is much different.

    • tannerfamilyfun92
    • “you “fans” haven’t worked in the business so you don’t really know what’s good or not!”

      • Comdukakis

        Lance Storm is that you?

  • Andy PG

    New idea for a Botchamania stinger: Brian Cage looks at the gauntlet while you overlay the sound bite “I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.”

    • Starscreamlive

      Lol! Love it!

  • And now they wrap up this abortion of a show by prepping for Hulk Hogan’s inevitable return. God almighty. Never air this abomination of a program again.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    I seem to remember NJPW World being way easier to navigate than it is now.

    • Ioan Morris

      Are you using Chrome (or auto-translate)?

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Both. It’s not so much the language as the way things are laid out. It takes a while to dig through all the stuff to find anything.

    • Nah, it was always this confusing

  • Toronto’s tree policy is stupid.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      What is their tree policy?

      • Miko363

        The trees need to stay up for three weeks even though all the residents want it to be two, but the third week is better and the people of Toronto are just a bunch of stupid fucks complaining on the internet.

      • You have to get the approval of the entire city council to remove a mature tree, and they rarely grant it.

        I just read a story of a woman who wants to take out a black walnut tree because the falling nuts have caused property damage, and that type of tree poisons the soil so that you can’t grow anything else. She had a comprehensive plan for replacing the tree with others, and a petition signed by 40 neighbours.

        The tree stays.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          It’s clearly better to poison the soil.

        • And A Diddly New Year

          Is it on her property? I’d say remove it, what are they going to do?

    • Night

      Hey! Leaf it alone!

    • Comdukakis

      maximum tree kids per family?

    • Toronto‘s tree policy is stupid.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Just bought my ticket for the Wrestle Circus show next week

  • WWF1987

    There’s a whole thread on Neogaf that is full of gamers that are legitimately afraid to play horror games or watch horror movies.

    There’s gotta be a Monday Night RAW joke in there somewhere.

    • Death Rollins

      Is this like when Pewdiepie does those playthroughs of horror games and seems to have heart attacks at jump scares that would elicit a mild start from most people?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Games are far more terrifying than movies.

  • Wade

    I’m pretty pumped for WrestleKingdom!

    #teamokada

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I’m pretty excited to get the recommends on the two best matches tomorrow morning!

      #teamsleep

      • Wade

        Okada-Omega and Tanahashi-Naito should be phenomenal. Only thing that looks like it could be bad is the RoH match.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          I will be SHOCKED if that match is bad.

          Heatless but passable, super possible–but the idea of something BAD coming out of O’Reilly and Cole is crazy.

          I’m more worried about Juice vs Cody than the ROH title match.

      • I’m pretty excited to ignore all the WrestleKingdom talk.

      • RudoWakening

        SPOILER: Omega v Okada will be one of them

    • Ioan Morris

      Wrestle Kingdom. I’m determined that the spacing be correct. #teamomega

  • Death Rollins

    Hey, did anyone here grow up watching films in the Thief in the Night series? I’m thinking of doing an article on them for my blog and wanted to talk to people who lived through that weirdness.

    • Starscreamlive

      Is that some kind of religious series?

      • Death Rollins

        Yeah, it’s this weird as hell end times film series from the 70s and 80s. Incorporated elements of exploitation and horror films, kind of a first for religious entertainment. Sort of a missing link that helps chart how U.S. evangelism became so batshit.

        • Starscreamlive

          They showed a movie at my church when I was little that depicted what Hell was like. I was too young to see it at the time so to this day I’m still a little curious about it. I can’t remember the title of it or I would have gone back and watched it by now.

          • Death Rollins

            Interesting! I’d be curious to know what that one was if you can find anyone who remembers the title.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    3rd Row Ticket with FREE POSTER: $30.00
    Shipping: $0.00
    TX State Tax: $1.88
    Austin, TX Municipal Tax: $0.60

    Paying taxes for a wrestling show? What kind of carnie BS is this?

    • The Polish Hammer

      Carny BS at a wrestling show? I am shocked and appalled.

    • Comdukakis

      isn’t Austin a pretty nice place due those taxes though?

      • And A Diddly New Year

        I mean if you ignore the bums and panhandlers, sure

        • Everyone has those.

        • Comdukakis

          any city with compassionate liberals and warm weather has those. hell Flint has those and it has neither compassion nor warm weather.

    • Fuckin’ spendocrat libtards!

      • Aaron

        No, that’s Texas, the Real America. It’ll be used for more really big hats, don’t you worry.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        TAXATION IS THEFT

        • Aaron

          Let’s steal some better roads and schools.

    • Texan BS!

  • Facts Holliday

    I will wait here until Paige and Del Rio self destruct.

    • RudoWakening

      That shouldn’t take too long

    • Del Rio and/or Paige will be dead before the end of the calendar year. I will just copy and paste this under every Del Rio/Paige thread.

  • Wade

    Here’s my first pick of the week:

    The AJPW Real World Tag League final match with Get Wild! vs Kento Miyahara & Jake Lee….now on YouTube! Good tag team wrestling!

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=u22aqi2QglU

    • Isn’t this the third time you’ve recommended this match?

      • Wade

        It’s now on YouTube, so I shared that link since rutube can weird people out.

  • RudoWakening

    Last night on the way home from work I REALLY wanted to listen to Jawbreaker. I then realised I had not downloaded their albums to my phone. First world problems all the way.

    **downloads Jawbreaker to phone**

    • Aaron

      Jets to Brazil were not good.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I don’t know about this week, but with the National Championship game next week I’m sure Smackdown will beat RAW again. Wonder how many times Smackdown has to beat RAW before Vince blows a gasket

    • maskedcabana

      He runs both show, why would he blow a gasket?

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Because it’s Vince

      • Aaron

        Because he’s done it before.

      • Because people think that the rumors of him sabotaging SmackDown in 2002 are documented fact and assume it’s happening again.

        • Comdukakis

          the circumnstantial evidence is strong though

          • As is the evidence that everyone who’s going on about it is stuck in the past and is about as far out of touch with reality as they claim Vince is.

          • Comdukakis

            ehh I don’t give it much thought honestly. but the main difference is SD was not on TNN or whatever and TNN was the big dog paying money

        • maskedcabana

          The difference there was that Smackdown was on a different Network, and USA was paying more Raw than CW was paying for Smackdown.

      • Because RAW is his baby.

    • Miko363

      I bet they’re just handing Vince ratings printouts with 2015 crossed out and 2017 written in pen above it and hoping he doesn’t notice.

      • Aaron

        Also Karl Anderson is under strict instructions to answer to “Steve”.

    • Facts Holliday

      3 more

  • Andrew Champagne

    The big question: When does Vince inevitably bring Cena back to Raw in an attempt to swing ratings back in their favor?

    • Miko363

      Oh man, I hope he can get Big Show up for the AA this time!

      • Wade

        I did kind of like the story that Show is too tall for an STF and demands a submission only match vs Cena based on that.

        • Miko363

          Leading to the one time where they could logically explain away Cena’s STF looking so terrible.

        • taabr2

          I think they did that story already because I vaguely remember seeing this.

          • Wade

            It was the 2009 feud.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Worse: He’ll switch head writers

  • Wade

    I never get sick of seeing people think Vince isn’t just as involved in Smackdown as he is Raw.

    • Facts Holliday

      He is full hands on everything.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Which WK wrestler do you think wins WWE’s MOTY because they come to NXT in 2017?

      • Wade

        Adam Cole.

        He’s been 92-94 HBK for a while now and everybody will claim they always loved him in Ring of Honor!

        • Dwayne

          He’s leaving ROH??

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            That’s the rumour

            His contract is up in April. We’ll know for sure then.

            I think he’s probably gone, but the Young Bucks deal gives me like 5% pause they might get him some if WWE comes in low.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Sounds like a badass. Hope he gets Vince’s Official Stamp of Approval soon!

        • Mikey

          I’ve actually liked him in RoH. I can’t say i love ring of honor, but I’ve seen at least 20 or so of his matches.

        • Aaron

          Except he can actually talk.

    • Andrew Champagne

      CM Punk pretty much said as much in his WWE-issued DVD.

    • I never get sick of Greek salads.

    • Death Rollins

      I still think there’s a valid question as to how much he actively edits and how much he just looks at and stamps.

      • maskedcabana

        Vince is a control freak. He doesn’t seem like the type of person that just stamps things.

        • Death Rollins

          True, but I’m also wondering about how much he actually has time to work with Smackdown. Raw’s the flagship show, and it’s pretty infamously one being written and rewritten up until airing. Then Smackdown’s live, and airs the next day. So it’s probably already being put in motion while they’re working on Raw. How much time does Vince actually have to make Smackdown decisions in that less-than-24-hour time period? How much does that force him to delegate?

          • chicagodem79

            It’s also possible that they view the shows differently (Raw is the crazy, anything happens show, while Smackdown is the more traditional wrestling show.) And it comes out in how the show is presented and characters developed.

          • Death Rollins

            I’ve wondered that too. I mean, that’s traditionally how they’ve done it for the brand splits, that Raw is more the variety-style WWE Brand show. There’s just such a huge division in show quality this time around that it’s hard to believe that the same people are working on both.

    • taabr2

      Honestly I do think the IWC completely forgets that Vince is just as responsible for all the good as well as the bad.

    • Comdukakis

      someone made an interesting comment about maybe the issue being HHH and Steph and Vince being involved on Raw and only Vince overseeing SD. Not sure how true that is, but it makes sense in a too many cooks spoil the pot sense

      • Wade

        I’d add USA into that.

        I wouldn’t be surprised if Bonnie Hanmer demands a formula be followed.

        • Comdukakis

          oh for sure. live was fun at one time. now it’s dangerous to the well oiled machine

        • But USA airs SmackDown (Live!) too.

      • chicagodem79

        Yeah this potentially makes sense. Plus on Raw, you have more pet projects (Vince/Reigns, HHH/Rollins and Balor, etc) compared to Smackdown. It’s not impossible to believe that if it just comes down to booking a basic wrestling show, Vince can do that better.

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        Can’t be, HHH is the best!

    • Mikey

      Whatever is going on right now, it’s great. I legit think I agree with com that it’s more HHH and Steph and their involvement with Raw

    • Comdukakis

      we shall know if Vince is really a self saboteur if he pulls AJ to Raw if they win a few more weeks

    • Aaron

      He’s just hung over or coked up on Mondays.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I wouldn’t know. I don’t work for WWE.

      But I also don’t watch either show, so I don’t care.

      • Wade

        Just here for the social interaction?

        • Comdukakis

          I came here just to talk old wrestling for years before I started watching again

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Obviously, yes.

  • Facts Holliday

    Now comments are showing up.

  • Bones
    • Comdukakis

      sports rights bubble doesb’t bode well for WWE

      • Bones

        Or the UFC either because both have their deals coming up soon.

        I don’t think with cord cutting among other things, no one is going to get those deals again.

        • Aaron

          Sneaky good move by the NBPA to lock in the labor deal now.

        • Comdukakis

          economic/investment experts are calling the UFC deal one of the worst moves of all time. Were talking AOL buying time warner bad

          • Bones

            Because of the upcoming TV rights deal? I didn’t read too much as to why it was a shitty deal

          • Comdukakis

            no the price tag and the distinct lack of charimatic stars in UFC right now

          • Comdukakis

            actually rumor is more big fights on Fox to get more money out of them and less emphasis on ppv

          • Aaron

            Just wait until UFC fans get kicked off their SSDI when gubmint finds them out playing with their kids instead of in a wheelchair.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Dana was always a smart promoter.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            That includes knowing when to get out

          • Comdukakis

            he could have continued to make money, it’s just the 4.5 billion dollar price tag the buyers put up is insane

    • Miko363

      “It’s a battle between Matt McGloin/Connor Cook and Tom Savage/Brock Osweiler for the right to advance to play the New England Patriots and be executed on live television.”

      That’s fantastic.

    • The Professor

      Good job accountants

  • Ioan Morris

    Marv, what did you think of Sherlock?

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Adam Wright is around and still hasn’t seen it so…tags I guess. Um, it could be the episode I liked the very least of all of them, even Baskerville was better. I detest Mary’s character and always have. As we went into the third act I realized why, she’s portrayed as Sherlock’s female equal and there’s only supposed to be ONE of those. Good fucking riddance. Now we have two precious episodes to get this back on track and hopefully get some mysteries going that are interesting and not 100% focused on that crap character

      • Night

        That character SUCKS.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Just awful. She never did a thing except LIE to John at every turn. And then they had to hammer us with that texting thing to try to make us feel some amount of sorrow for her death but…fuck that. I’ve never been happier to see a character die.

          • The Professor

            Agreed. Good analysis

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            The net seems angry with that texting stuff because it’s “out of character” but he’s a fiercely loyal guy that has never had his loyalty rewarded with anything but lies. Shit, I hope John banged every hot redhead he ever came across, he deserves it for puttting up with that monster

      • I also felt like the tone of the show has completely changed. Sherlock is a zany comedy character now. It’s all being played for laughs. Not a fan of the new direction.

      • Ioan Morris

        I don’t know how to do spoiler tags, so I’ll be vague. Since she’s been around it’s been to the detriment of the show. The dynamic between SH and JW is what makes the stories, in any medium, work. The twenty minutes we did get of them solving a crime was by far the best part. The rest was mostly flailing around in search/avoidance of a plot. And breathe. Next week’s looks better.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          I can’t breathe! I only have two precious precious episodes left! And they’ve tragically wasted SO much time with this character that is only meant to be a nurse that is somewhat helpful, not Irene Adler on speed.

          • Ioan Morris

            As a Doctor Who fan I’m all too familiar with the feeling.

    • PhilStubington

      it seems to have divided fans!

      • Ioan Morris

        Did plenty well in the ratings, mind.

  • SuckaFreeSince83

    14 hours until Wrestle Kingdom.

  • Ioan Morris

    Gonna give Dirk Gently a go on the recommendation of a few friends. Read the books, saw the no-so-great BBC4 version.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s a lot of fun even if you don’t generally like Max Landis.

      • Ioan Morris

        Yeah, I don’t. But I like the cast.

    • The comics have been fun

      • Ioan Morris

        They’ve done a tie-in comic? That’s cool.

        • Not really a tie-in… It’s a series of Dirk Gently miniseries produced by IDW. They’re on their third one right now, The Salmon of Doubt. They’re nice and wacky.

          • Ioan Morris

            Interesting. So they’ve finished off Adams’ unfinished drafts. Will have to seek these out.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I’m pretty pumped for BedKingdom!

    That’s where I take a pillow and I do some super hard kicks to it, it realizes that wrestling is supposed to be fake, then slaps me back, but I ultimately subdue it with my satin voice, and we go to sleep.

  • Mikey

    @Brian_Bayless:disqus I finished Main Event last evening. Good podcast.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Thank you. Much appreciated

  • Facts Holliday

    HHH still hasn’t explained why he helped Owens.

    • Comdukakis

      because the heel couldn’t in without the authority being involved. Done

    • If they’re doing Triple H-Rollins at Mania, they’ll probably get to it soon.

    • taabr2

      Maybe because he screwed him over instead?

    • Aaron

      Football is almost over.

    • Starscreamlive

      You were supposed to have forgotten about that by now.

    • Wade

      It’s been months, let’s just call it a wash at this point unless they reveal something.

      I don’t get dwelling on that point to the extent that it impedes any enjoyment of the show.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        It’s annoying.
        Shouldn’t give a pass just because “it’s been months”
        And that’s not hurting my enjoyment.
        Raw just plain sucks. That’s what’s hurting my enjoyment.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Because calling major angles a wash woth no development is one of the reasons it’s not worth watching in the first place?

        • Wade

          So if they drop the angle, should it affect enjoyment like four months later? Or can we say “That was stupid” and move on.

          Obviously, we need to look at this from the perspective of fans who have no desire to watch an alternative.

          The question I’m asking is: How Long is long enough before you say “Fuck It” and move on to the next one?

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      If this were anything other than wrestling that kind of shit would be unacceptable, and they do it constantly.

      Raw sucks.

      • Comdukakis

        unacceptable? Trying to gut impartial ethics probes was unacceptable. Not explaining a wrestling storyline well is merely annoying

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          I meant unacceptable of any other kind of fictional entertainment.

          As in, it would receive an automatic failing grade.

          I clearly meant within the context of media and literature.

          • Comdukakis

            I know. I was just messing. I’m the last one who gets a pass on hyperbolic language.

      • It’s the worst show on national television and it’s not even close.

        • Comdukakis

          I hope you are joking. We did this yesterday. I can find 10 reality shows and movies on lifetime/hallmark, plus biased political talking head shows that are all worse on any given night

          • And how many of them have a 3 and 1/2 hour weekly running time?

          • Comdukakis

            the reality shows? They get entire night blocks so you can watch the last week’s episode, the new one, and then the replay of the new one. Hell you can watch marathons all weekend

          • Yes but that isn’t the same.

          • Comdukakis

            Raw is not the worst show on TV, no matter how you want to try to move the goalposts

          • I’m not moving any goalposts. I’m comparing 3 and 1/2 hours of RAW’s weekly broadcast (a single episode) against a single episode of any other program. There might be worse shows from a content standpoint, maybe, but those shows are 30 minutes or 1 hour of drizzling shit vs. RAW’s Lawrence of Arabia running time.

          • juvydriver

            It’s not really fair to say “10 movies on lifetime/hallmark” b/c they are basically all the same movie. For counting purposes, it’s only 1.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      126 days, and counting

    • Bones

      The NT game next week is the last instance of football on a Monday.

  • Vintage

    Bayley: Paige, what are you doing here?
    Paige: I’m here for…. “standard protocol” medical check. Hey, have you seen Becky around, by chance? I want to ask her some questions about some stairs.
    Bayley: This is Raw, Paige.
    Paige: Bugger!

    Bayley: Questions about some stairs?
    Sasha: Oh, honey, do we need to have the talk again?

    • Comdukakis

      I don’t get it

    • Wade

      Wow. That is a legitimately awful and tasteless joke.

      • Vintage

        Eh, they can’t all be winners. Bound to swing and miss sometimes.

      • Roronoa FunkDoc

        It’s murder, end of discussion

        • Miko363

          No, sending Titus O’Neil to the ring with a microphone is murder.

        • Wade

          Good save!

      • Night

        I hate this whole Becky/abortion thing.

        • Comdukakis

          yeah bunch of assholes on that one. And yes I mean the people here too

      • Yeah, swing and a miss, and a swing and a miss and a swing and a miss.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      *does that arm swinging things traffic cops do when they’re telling you to go ahead through the intersection*

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        This face looks off somehow. I mean, not in like the obvious way but the eyes are weird. I dunno. 4/10.

      • I feel like you’re stretching your gimmick with this screen name.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          …I like how you guys feels the need to judge an avatar I spent 60 seconds on this morning lol

          • This is the BoD. Judging is what we do.

            What our species does, really.

            Besides, you’re the clown who bragged about having a different one for every day this year. You opened yourself up to judgment.

  • Mikey

    New episode of Sunny tomorrow. Holy shit, I used to be excited for this show months in advance.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Oh wow! I’ve been not paying attention at all to TV this year, Sherlock snuck up on me too and I usually get pumped for that for a damn year in advance!

      • Mikey

        It’s amazing. I used to watch several seasons at a time in anticipation. I’ll probably get to the new episode sometime this weekend

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I watched new Kaitlin Olson show The Mick the other night and it was awful

      • Mikey

        I bet that is cancelled right quick

    • I’ve been binge watching Season 11 today and it’s really not good. Season 10 I thought was a triumph, but they seem to be officially out of gas.

  • The Professor

    Just found a store selling old wrestling shirts like nwo and 90s hbk

    • The Professor

      And mega powers

    • Comdukakis

      brand new ones? Probably a pirated version shipping from China

      • The Professor

        Brand new

        • Comdukakis

          yeah probably pirated non licensed stuff then.

      • I was always amused by guys selling band t-shirts at arenas the day of the show. I mean, really? Fuck off, pirate boy.

        • Comdukakis

          oh totally. Driving up to shows like Lollapalooza there were guys on the side of the road selling bootleg shirts for half the cost of the official band shirts. You would think they would so something about it

          • Probably not worth the effort.

            Which was probably what Hebner figured.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    Has been Disqus been really shitty and not loading comments for anyone else?

    • Starscreamlive

      Yep

    • Wade

      Yes.

  • Tim Kail wrote a Christmas story. Do I have the mental stamina to read it?

    • chicagodem79

      No.

    • Please don’t report back if you do.

    • Miko363

      It’s the gift that keeps on giving the whole year round….

      Mostly because it will take that long to finish it.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Did he go with Sasha Clause or Santa Banks?

    • Robert

      Maybe during Christmas season, when I’m full of holiday spirit and goodwill and shit. Post-Christmas? Hell no.

  • The Professor

    They have 25 year old freebirds (Hayes and garvin) figures for $200.
    Surfer sting figure for $50
    Clarence mason figure for $25

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…I don’t care for the Young Bucks.

    • Maybe if they wore blue?

      Hey Matt.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Maybe if they weren’t such smarmy, tiny, business-exposing goobers….maybe.

        Hi Hoss!

        • I haven’t seen one of their matches. They’re the super kicky guys, I guess?

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      They’re fine, it’s that goddamn announcer that really makes their matches miserable. I’ve never seen them without Corino bleating into my ear but I would like to give it a shot.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Half their shit looks like it would kill you if they both didn’t combine to weigh the amount of a tricycle.

    • Comdukakis

      maybe if they were older?

      • and were called the fucks?

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Old Bucks?

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Funny you mention that, because they’re already a little old for the name “Young Bucks”

        They’re the “grown adult men with families and responsibilities Bucks” now

    • Robert

      They walk a fine line between entertaining and grating.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        And the two sides are called “whether they’re playing heel or face that night”

        • Robert

          Oh, they’re faces sometimes? They seem like such natural heels. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a match of theirs where they were the faces.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Really they’re tweeners. They’re usually heels technically,but when they get huge face pops they don’t fight the flow, they go with it and wrestle like faces. No point doing a heat segment if the crowd is going to not hey behind the guy they’re beating down.

            When they do wrestle a face team the crowd likes as much as or more than them, they turn up the obnoxious and wrestle as heels.

            they are always heels in Japan.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            In ROH, they’re almost always faces.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      It’s ok. My fandom for them more than makes up for it.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Probably so.

  • Robert

    I keep watching Darth Vader’s fight scene from Rogue One over and over again. That is the badass Vader that we’ve been lacking. That shit was terrifying.

    Overall I was expecting Rogue One to be a throwaway movie, a cash-in. I left the theater thinking it was probably the 2nd best of the Star Wars movies, after The Empire Strikes Back.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Donnie Yen was the greatest

      I’m one with the Force, the Force is with me (x100).

      • Robert

        I loved that dude.

    • Anakin did not age well in that suit.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Wow. Not saying your opinion is in any way wrong or less than mine, but I’d rate it below the prequels. It’s interesting how tastes are different.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I respect your opinion.

        Your awful, awful opinion.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I did not enjoy the movie at all.

          • I watched it last week and thought it was an OK flick and a decent way to spend a night at the cinema, but I didn’t get the “OMG THIS IS AMAZEBALLS BEST MOVIE EVAR!” vibe that everyone was saying before I saw it.

            It was OK.

            Out of curiosity, though, Kenny, why did you not enjoy it?

  • Ok, xmas and New Year’s are done. Next paid holiday from work is what? Fucking Memorial Day?

    Fucking holidays spoiling me with 4 day weeks & shit.

    Although, Mrs. Hoss & I are going to take two days for our anniversary next month, just because. We’ll spend one night in a motel with a hot tub.

    • Robert

      Yeah, I don’t get another paid holiday until Memorial Day. People are cranky as fuck by the time that rolls around.

    • Big D Wangston

      MLK Jr day BABAY!!!

      • Pretty sure I don’t get that one off.

    • Our next one is Family Day in late Feb.

    • Miko363

      My holiday schedule goes by the stock market. It’s really strange because I get a bunch of holidays in the winter like MLK Day, President’s Day, Good Friday, etc. but then nothing from Labor Day to Thanksgiving…no Columbus Day, no Veteran’s Day.

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    Watching 1997, it’s so weird watching Wilkes come out to Angle’s music and the crowd not chanting he sucks (they really should because he really sucks)

    • Big D Wangston

      Mediocre more than sucks really.

    • Comdukakis

      The Patriot was awful and IMO a total attempt to kill Bret’s heat

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        Disagree. I think he is ONLY there to feed of Bret’s heat. Without the Canada/America angle he has no reason to exist and I guess Bret liked him so…

        • As I said yesterday, if Austin doesn’t get injured at the Summer Slam, Patriot’s not getting a main event.

    • DAJackson7

      I ‘m just to the point in my viewing where The Patriot shows up, and really, he just shows up pne day in July with no explanation.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    About that wall Trump wants to build:

    “Trump’s transition team also reportedly requested information about resources available for border walls and fences, as well as about an aerial surveillance program on the U.S.-Mexican border.

    Reuters reported that in response, U.S. Customs and Border Protection prepared a report on adding 413 miles of border fencing to the southern border, which it said would cost $11.37 billion, as well as to the northern border with Canada, which it said would cost $3.3 billion across 452 miles of additional fencing. The price discrepancy, according to the internal DHS memo obtained by Reuters, was due to the southern border preventing foot crossings as well as vehicles.”

    An $11 billion fence.

    • There are many spots along the border where there is no fence. Supposed to be a cable or something on the ground to represent the border; not even sure that’s always in place.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Just paint a line, like of a football field.

    • Building one on our border sounds like a good idea. Might help stem the illegal guns coming into Canada from the US.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Keep Canada Nice, Eh?

    • chicagodem79

      It’s funny, I just watched an episode of Drugs Inc where they showed some of the underground tunnels the cartels are building to get drugs and people into the U.S. Should be interesting!

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      If they printed out all the bitching about the wall from the internet they’d be able to construct half of it from the paper for cheap.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        If you harnessed internet bitching we could finally go to Mars.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          If you want to see the personification of internet bitching you just have to go to Mar’s.

          omgnailedit

      • Comdukakis

        or all the blue collar Trump voters can donate their time and materials for their illustrious wall.

    • Comdukakis

      once again you want to stop illegal immigration and drugs? Legalize pot and throw the book at those who hire illegals. But we cant’ do that because legal pot hurts the prison industry and the tough on crime BS the politicians spouts. And throwing the book at hiring illegals hurts the “job creators.” Reality is both parties love the immigration issue as a vote getter and really don’t want to do anything. You follow my suggestion you skyrocket the price of produce but then you can feel comfortable being a bit more aggressive in shooting the folks trying to cross the Mexican border as being drug mules

      • chicagodem79

        You’re not going to stop illegal immigration and drugs as long as their continues to be the wide discrepancy of living conditions and economic attainment between the Mexican slums and the U.S.

        • Comdukakis

          if there are no jobs, they don’t come. The easy way to end jobs is hit the people with more to lose….those hiring.

          • chicagodem79

            My thing with that is, for a lot of these cut throat capitalists, you think they’re going to play by the rules and hire at regular wages? If you think automation and robotics are big factor now in the job market, wait until that happens lol.

          • Comdukakis

            if they are getting fined 50k per worker they will. But it’s a pipe dream. the GOP will never allow anything that punitive to hit a business and the Dems won’t allow something that will stem the tide of illegals that panders to the legal latino vote.

      • The Professor

        Way i do it is a $50000 fine to anyone who hires someone illegally (whether as a housekeeper for a person or a construction worker for a business). Second offense would be a 100,000 fine and year in jail.

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          Say goodbye to fresh fruit & vegetables from California.

          • Comdukakis

            oh totally, but if we want illegals gone, then that’s how you do it. Which is why neither party actually wants it. It’s rhetoric to woo different voting blocs

    • I may not have access to Wikipedia at work, but I’m pretty sure the Canadian border is longer than 452 miles.

  • It’s getting depressing watching Always Sunny Season 11. They are completely out of gas and Glenn Howerton is going to break his spine carrying this damn thing on his back.

  • The Professor

    The store was also selling bootyos cereal

  • Disqus is sucking today. Like, worse.

    Back to work for me.

    • Well that does it. Now we’ve lost Hoss. DAMN YOU, DISQUS!

      • To be fair, I was going back to work no matter what. 🙂

  • Wade

    I don’t mind the Young Bucks. They are fine, but nowhere near one of my favorites. It feels like both the love and hate are just incredibly overblown from both sides.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      They seem perfectly fine. It’s really just Corino that drives me nuts.

      • Wade

        Yeah…I’m pretty sure I’m watching the Japanese commentary for that match for that reason.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Doing lots of superkicks doesn’t bug me a bit, probably because I’m old enough to remember when it was just a move a *gasps* tag team always used to transition to a bigger spot. (I loved that team, wish I could remember their name)

          • Wade

            The Usos!

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            God damn it.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Who stole it from the Young Bucks! It all comes full circle…

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Meanwhile I have no memory of it being used as a finishing move!

          • Robert

            I watched a lot of World Class on ESPN growing up, so I was used to Chris Adams using it as his finisher.

        • Ioan Morris

          All Japanese for me.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      My markdom for them is very, very high.

    • Seems like they do a lot of flips.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    That Paige joke killed the blog.

  • Bones

    Hue Jackson said if the Browns finish 1-15 next year he’ll swim in Lake Erie.

    Please let this happen.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      They’ll go 2-14 and he’ll say that will mean no Lake Erie.

    • Browns get the NFC North and AFC South next year, plus the Jets and Chargers. They’ll be better than 1-15 with that schedule.

  • Rowlf

    So Undertaker will be on Raw next week…the same Undertaker that made a big deal about being 100% committed to Smackdown, saying it’ll always be the Deadman’s show, the week before Survivor Series? OK then.

    • Yeah but that was before Smackdown beat RAW in the ratings. Get it, pal?

    • chicagodem79

      We know which one is the “real” A show….

    • Bruce Chung

      I said last night he’s a brand traitor.

  • Robert

    It’s time to take down the tree and the decorations. That always sucks, because December is so festive and lit up, and then comes January and everything goes back to normal. My dad’s wife gets up on the day after Christmas and by noon, everything Christmas-related has been taken down and put back into storage. The stores didn’t waste any time either. On the 26th, the Valentines Day stuff was out in force.

    • Dwayne

      I like decorations. Don’t feel like taking them down yet

      • Rowlf

        I always keep my decorations up for as long as possible. I’m taking mine down on Thursday.

  • Kenny_Reigns

    The Young Bucks are literally the best tag team ever in wrestling. 😀

    • Night

      I like them because they are aware of themselves and are funny.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      No! they are literally the blog paige abortion joke of tag team wrestling.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Except awesome!

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          That’s not how you spell awful!

      • RudoWakening

        They’re murder. End of discussion.

    • Mikey

      I don’t like wrestlers that I can beat up.

    • Dwayne

      They are fun. Especially if you don’t take wrestling super seriously

    • I don’t care for in-jokes or flips.

    • Facts Holliday

      I think The Road Warriors would kill them or The Steiners.

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    Is S11 of Always Sunny up for streaming somewhere?

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Good work ya derpy fuck, it’s on Netflix

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Is it? They were still at 10 last I looked.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Just put it up today according to the abcnews article I just looked at, checking now

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Ok. That would explain why it’s been showing up in the Trending Now list.

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            Yep, it’s there. Watching the first of many sad sequels now lol

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      FX app on the Roku, if you get the channel on cable.

    • Yeah, it’s on Netflix now. It’s… not great.

  • Wade

    I don’t mind the Bucks’ Superkicks.

    They are very scrawny, thus their superkicks hurt less and require more superkicks to do the job.

    • Robert

      I like your logic.

  • Mikey

    I guess a team like the Bucks are okay but they’re just so tiny. They are fine being minor leaguers. Kinda like Scoonie Penn chilling in the NBDL in the early 2000s.

    • Comdukakis

      the greek freak is not tiny

      • Dwayne

        The Milwaukee Bucks are going to be good soon

        • Comdukakis

          they already are. and that’s without Middleton. going to make the playoffs. if they can add a good PG, they are really a solid team

          • Dwayne

            Yeah. They have a lot of long and athletic young guys

          • Comdukakis

            which makes Greg Monroe stick out like a sore thumb. Good rebounder and post scorer, poor defender, and not a stretch 4 or 5 by any means. He’s like a player from 20 years ago.

          • Dwayne

            Yeah. He has to be traded. They can get something decent back for him

          • Comdukakis

            from where though? Monroe is a dinosaur in a league full of humans.

          • Dwayne

            Some team that doesn’t know what they’re doing lol

        • They’ll get a new arena, win a playoff series, and become The Team To Keep An Eye On In The Future.

          Then no free agent will sign to spend winters in Wisconsin and they’ll go back to being a 35-40 win team until they get another lucky draft pick.

      • Mikey

        BANG!

    • chicagodem79

      Scoonie Penn, now there’s a name from the past lol.

      • Big D Wangston

        Right! I love hearing names like that pop up every now and again. Like God Shamgod.

  • The Professor

    Petrie,
    How did the arraignment for your gf go?

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      They just set a court date for January 25th. Her public defender hadn’t received any documents from the county yet. There’s a chance the charges will get dropped because the other people involved apparently aren’t talking to the police now.

      • Best_in_the_World

        Do they still live nearby? (I forget if they lived with you or not)

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          The girl who she fought with left that night and never came back. The mom left 2 nights later — voluntarily — when they released Amber. She went to stay with her other daughter in another county and I haven’t heard from her since. Amber was ordered by the court to have no contact with either of them, so she had to block all their numbers, social media, etc.

          • Best_in_the_World

            Hang in there! I’m pulling for you guys!

  • The Professor

    I have never seen a young bucks or a briscoes match.

    • RudoWakening

      Both have put on excellent matches

  • Wade

    When I downloaded the Bucks for 2K16, I just turned their leg power down and gave them an all superkick moveset.

    • RudoWakening

      Not enough flips

  • Dwayne

    Rusev should be the champion

    • Comdukakis

      he’d make a good heel champ IF the authority was not involved

    • Robert

      Anybody but Owens. I like him, but it’s well past time to get the belt off of him.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        NXT Owens or even 2015 WWE Owens? Would’ve made a great WWE Universal champion.

        2016 WWE Owens is a chump

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      He’d be the greatest “face who is supposed to be a heel” champion since Sid

    • The Professor

      He should at least be the us champ.
      What is reigns doing as champ?

      • Wrestling Jericho or Owens every week.

    • RudoWakening

      Seconded.

    • Mikey

      He’s charismatic as hell and a good worker. Hell Yeah.

    • HITMAN7204

      I said yesterday, I would love him to be a face champion but b/c he from Russia he can’t be a face. Vince prob thinks the Cold War is still going on.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Awesome. Posted a pic of my first ever Play of the Game from Overwatch on FB, and my sis shits all over it by posting “Cool, another game that you’ll be playing when you blow me off while I’m talking to you, which is 90% of the time”, forcing me to delete it because of her petulance. All she did yesterday was ask me if I heard a dog in the apt complex barking, and because I didn’t give her an answer more complex than “No, I didn’t hear a dog bark”, she assumed I didn’t want to talk to her. But instead of keeping family business in the family, she had to go all high school and post that shit for all of our friends and relatives to see, even though I never call her out when she ignores me when I talk to her while she’s engrossed in her umpteenth hour of Investigation Discovery (“Buh? Were you talking to me?”).

    • Comdukakis

      I just unfriended someone on FB for going on a rant about the “liberal media” on my page when I complimented the media and the public outcry for putting an end to this Congressional ethics nonsense

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Did that person ever use the phrase “not a Real American” in regards to someone who was Anti-Trump?

        • Comdukakis

          actually this old classmate (who I beat up twice, once in 6th grade and once in 10th) is a lawyer who voted for McMullen I believe. I know he was not a trump guy by any means. I told him not to mention the liberal media ever again on my page and he made a smart remark about his apologies since “liberal media” is redundant anyway. So I unfriended him. Not like I talk to him outside of the odd FB response anyway

      • Aaron

        Don’t worry, the Real American in the White House will get to pack the courts and silence your voice.

      • Infamous0NE

        You showed them!

        • Comdukakis

          not about showing them. It’s about my FB being a place that doesn’t irritate me. If I want to be irritated I come here

      • I get all my news from the Blog of Doom.

    • Family Facebook drama surrounding the posting of some sort of video game. This is the most millennial thing ever.

    • Facts Holliday

      That’s why I just repost gifs of funny things.

    • Night

      You guys sound like a married couple.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        It’s worse, because there’s no equivalent for makeup nookie. That’s why I’m looking forward to moving in with Maude in nine months.

    • Death Rollins

      Whaaaat. You should’ve kept your Play up and just told her Overwatch is more important. Because it is.

  • I never cared much for The Rockers as a kid. They were too small and bouncy. I didn’t hate them, but I never thought of them as legit contenders.

    • Comdukakis

      Vince hates you

    • Robert

      I used to love watching Demolition manhandle them.

    • chicagodem79

      I thought they were cool as a kid, but thought the double punch off the top rope was a stupid finishing move lol.

      • Comdukakis

        the issue with the Rockers is they got away with murder on using double teams (much to Jesse’s chagrin). Which made the power and Glory massacre match of the rockers kind of poetic justice since the Ref let P&G double team for like 3 minutes straight

        • Dwayne

          Loved that match. Made P & G look so badass

      • Robert

        I’ll take that over the Rock n’ Roll Express’ double dropkick.

      • Dwayne

        Me too. I hated that finisher

  • Mikey

    @disqus_KRnknhYmrt:disqus have you listened to any Rae Sremmurd yet?

  • Thebraziliankid

    OMG, Prince was so good, Purple Rain is a instant classic.

    • Wade

      “I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man” is my favorite.

      • Comdukakis

        I like the whole Dirty Mind album

        • Wade

          “When You Were Mine” is really unfairly never remembered.

        • Ioan Morris

          My favourite album of his.

      • Dwayne

        Lady Cab Driver is my jam

      • Thebraziliankid

        When Doves Cry wins for me, that solo intro.

    • Comdukakis

      um….yes??? Didnt’ we all know Prince was really good?

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Game….blouses.

    • Mikey

      I Would Die for You is my fav

    • Bobby

      I’m more of an MJ guy myself.

      • Thebraziliankid

        MJ is awesome too.

  • Ioan Morris

    I didn’t get the Paige joke 🙁

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Braggart

    • chicagodem79

      Neither did I, but it’s just as well I don’t lol.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Was it about cocaine?

      • Ioan Morris

        Abortions, apparently.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      It wasn’t funny, so don’t feel bad.

    • Bobby

      It was an abortion joke involving stairs.

    • Big D Wangston

      The one about Paige and Becky and stairs and abortion?

      • Ioan Morris

        Yeah.

    • Even setting aside any question of taste, it really wasn’t very good.

    • Night

      That joke is a ban-able offense.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    One nice thing about the Roku if you’re still sucking on cable TV’s tit: you can stream a ton of the channels on-demand so long as they’re a part of your channel package, and your cable provider participates in the system.

    • Infamous0NE

      Just get Kodi

    • Comdukakis

      no local sports no cable cutting for me.

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        It’s nice to always know it’s there too. Just last night someone was upset because their roku stream crapped out. I like knowing the show I want will always be there barring a full power outage

        • chicagodem79

          Yeah that would keep me from being a complete cable cutter. Internet speeds and streaming are still too variable, especially with live events.

        • Comdukakis

          I just like non thinking options. Rather than having to go search around a streaming service it’s nice to flip channels at 2 AM and go “hey, all in the family or drew carey is on” So I catch a couple episodes when normally I’d never do that on a streaming service.

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            It’s still easier, is all. I’d like to cut but it’s still too messy. The wife especially wants her TV to be one push of a button and it’s there lol

          • Comdukakis

            yep me too. Plus of course as of now you simply can’t get legal Detroit area pro sporst through streaming

          • chicagodem79

            I bought my GF a little 32 inch smart TV for a Christmas present for $100. I didn’t want any extra boxes or Chromecasts or anything like that since she’s not that technologically inclined, so it works perfectly.

  • Ioan Morris
  • Robert

    The Cowboys better hope they don’t run into the Giants in the playoffs.

    • Bobby

      They’ll be fine. They only beat them by a combined 4 points.

    • Just about every team in the NFC has a shot against the Cowboys. In the AFC, it’s pretty much just the Steelers. Or the Chiefs, if somebody kidnaps Andy Reid during the 4th quarter.

  • Facts Holliday

    I need to rewatch Hatfields and McCoys with Kevin Costner as it is all really a blur from what I remember on the TV.

  • Gonna watch Ant Man tonight.

    • RudoWakening

      It’s a solid picture.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I enjoyed it, and I’m pretty burnt out on all these super hero movies.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Gina Carano > Ronda Rousey

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I wish she turned heel on The Rock in Fast 6 by giving him a real Sharpshooter.

    • Facts Holliday

      Carla Gugino

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    That “Shooter” must have a DCCW fan on their casting crew; they nicked Booty Spivot from “The Flash” and Amanda Waller from “Arrow” for main characters.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Does Orton goes to the papers?

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        If he has to.

  • Honest question: Who gives a shit about a website’s NFL power rankings?

    • Comdukakis

      next thing you know you’ll tell me you didn’t like the WCW top 10

      • Not as long as they kept ranking Bobby Eaton!

    • maskedcabana

      Insecure people.

    • Aaron

      If there are Facebook comments people will argue. Or slander Muslims.

      • Comdukakis

        can I slander muslims and argue about the NFL power rankings? I’m sure that Colin Kaepernick is a muslim and that’s why they are the 2nd worst team in the league

        • Aaron

          Call everyone cucks also

      • Night

        And call each other faggots.

        • Aaron

          Duh. Is there a worse thing to be called?

          • RudoWakening

            Muslim faggot?

          • Aaron

            *Mooslime. Muhammad was a pederast!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      A lot of people. You could ask that about anything, really, like a newly heel Canadian’s take on a random WCW show from 1988 or two old-ass sportwriting talking heads in the middle of ESPN’s afternoon. We just like the noise of other opinions in place of , to fill in, or to contrast our own.

  • Robert

    I know I must have driven my parents crazy watching wrestling as a kid. I used to ask them why the bad guys could never do anything right at the beginning of the match. Everything backfired on them.

  • If I can listen to an album in full on YouTube, then I’m actually more likely to purchase it legally. I’m not too into buying albums unheard.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Only if it’s an album from a band I really REALLY like. Even then, I want to hear a track or two first.

    • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

      That’s my deal. I gladly still pay for music I like, but only if I can try before I buy. And as an artist on Bandcamp myself, I know that site actually pays musicians, unlike iTunes & Amazon.

      • djowalsen: Known Hater

        I got a receipt from a purchase from some guy. Turned out it was the bassist of the band. I guess he set up the account.

    • Stranger In the Alps

      I have a subscription I pay monthly for that allows me to pretty much listen to most anything, heard or unheard.

  • Wade

    I’m still holding out hope KAI is a random surprise entrant in the NJPW Rumble tonight.

  • Bruce Chung

    I forgot to mention that having Goldberg and Reigns spear Strowman together makes Goldberg look weak.

    • Comdukakis

      no, no it really doesn’t

    • It makes Strowman look strong that two powerhouses needed to spear him to take him down.

  • RudoWakening

    Cole just called Edge and Christian “Team Edge” in 2K17. This fuckin’ guy

  • Stranger In the Alps

    I was standing outside talking to a guy from up the hallway when he spots this new girl walking past us into the building. He stops talking then says to me “Did you hear that?” “Hear what?” “I thought I heard ‘Wicked Game’ playing.”

    • Aaron

      “Sorry, ‘The Reflex’ is playing on constant loop in my head.”

  • Dwayne

    I think Green Bay is making a run for the Super Bowl

    • Comdukakis

      that secondary is pretty banged up. But Rodgers is playing amazing

    • Aaron

      They’re in a wide open conference. The Cowboys are relying on rookies.

    • you mean Aaron Rodgers is

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Giants sneaking in in the Wild Card, having to travel to the NFC North champion, and the Patriots are virtually a lock to win the AFC? Uh oh

  • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

    Think there’s any chance of Jericho finally winning the Rumble this year? Vince MIGHT be smart enough to keep St(R)oman for the US title, if that match is fated to happen at Mania.

    • Wade

      They probably shouldn’t have a comedy heel win the Rumble.

      • Aaron

        Sadly he’s a decent option considering the booking.

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        Honestly dude if their big answer for Mania is Taker/Cena five years too late they might as well have Jericho win the Rumble by doing nothing five years too late too lol

      • That hasn’t stopped them before.

      • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

        Comedy wrestler he may be, but Santino he is not.

    • Death Rollins

      I can’t see Jericho winning unless Owens keeps the title. So I don’t think it’s likely. Presumably someone from Raw’s gotta win, because Smackdown won at SurSer and BY GOD they will 50-50 book their brands. I say call an audible at this point and just have Goldberg win the damn thing.

  • DAJackson7

    Howdy folks! Anything happen since Wednesday?

  • chicagodem79

    If there’s anything that really disappointed me about Raw last night, that ending segment was really bad. I’ve been half joking saying that Goldberg should just squash Kevin Owens in 13 seconds to become the new champion. Last night for the first time, when Owens said “I’m supposed to be afraid of you because you throw furniture, here, I’m going to throw some furniture”, then got in his face, he actually looked like a threat. Of course that was the end of that, but man, even when Kevin Owens does something good, it doesn’t even last.

    • Comdukakis

      Vince so doesn’t get how to book heels. Honktyonk Man is not how you should book all your heels or your world champ. Miz is a great heel because while he cheats, uses outside help, he also can win with a simple feet on the ropes. Owens is a jobber at this point who has the belt through every nefarious means possible. that goes beyond heat and into pathetic.

      • Night

        And he does know how to book strong heels. Hell, his son-in-law was a heel booked to almost Hogan-like levels.

        • Look at Charlotte if you want to see a strong heel.

          • Death Rollins

            In a division begging for a face champion! But yeah, they got it right, just in the wrong place.

        • Aaron

          We don’t need to go that far. Owens can be an Anderson-style heel who is tough but backs off at the right time.

      • Aaron

        You can absolutely book a cowardly heel as a champion. He just needs the right presentation. Owens is not presented that way.

        • Night

          Especially since he came in as a bad ass.

        • chicagodem79

          The problem more is (IMO) that Owens isn’t perceived on the same level as Goldberg, so that anything Owens does looks like a fluke.

          • Aaron

            Facts. Goldberg has an aura because of how he was booked. Owens is a joke comparatively.

    • “Alright! This is leading somewhere!”
      ::: cue Brock Lesnar’s theme :::
      “Alright! This is leading somewhere!”
      ::: Paul announces Brock isn’t here this week :::
      “Oh. Well, okay, this is still going to be leading …”
      ::: Roman’s theme plays :::
      “Fuck this show.”

      • chicagodem79

        I wish I could give this more upvotes, that’s EXACTLY how it was lol.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I really wanted KO to say “Jackhammer” after throwing the furniture and then have things escalate from there.

  • Robert

    Chip Kelly has to be going back to coaching in college, right?

    • DAJackson7

      Oregon should have waited to hire a coach

      • Bruce Chung

        I’m sure they called him, and he said no.

    • Aaron

      Are there even any decent jobs open?

    • Mikey

      Go to the Bills

      • Robert

        Seems like a hire they would make.

        • Mikey

          And then don’t tell the GM about the hire. Surprise him at training camp

          • Miko363

            Instead of Hard Knocks, HBO is moving to a game show format. Doug Whaley stars in “Guess The Coach!”

    • Bruce Chung

      Jason LaConfera dropped on Kornheiser that he might go to the Pats as O coordinator if McDaniels leave.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    If I was a wrestler, I would like a gimmick of a guy stuck in a time warp. That way I could work in 90s song titles into my promos.

    “I’m gonna get all Jesus Jones on your ass….RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW!!!”

    • Death Rollins

      Like Matt Classic from WSX!

    • Big D Wangston

      There was a guy up here in the NWA Northeast about a decade ago who got hit on the head and believed he was 1989 Terry Funk. It was pretty funny actually.

    • Aaron

      “Comdukakis, you’re the King of Wishful Thinking if you think you’re beating me!”

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Vince would love it as he’s only now discovering some of those songs.

    • If I was a wrestler I would be a no-nonsense type with a mat based offence.

      • That’s why they call you Mister.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Aren’t all the wrestlers under that gimmick since they work for Vince? I mean, suffering succotash, son!

  • Andrew Champagne

    If the new 49er GM calls Jim Harbaugh and says, “we were wrong, here’s the biggest salary ever for an NFL coach, please come back,” does he consider it?

    • Aaron

      At this juncture he probably uses it to get a raise, but maybe in a few years.

    • DAJackson7

      Only if they get rid of York

      • Bruce Chung

        He’s unlikely to get rid of himself.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Kap goes back to making miracles.

      • Andrew Champagne

        Kaepernick actually WASN’T the biggest problem this year. He wasn’t good, but four picks in 11 games is actually a really nice ratio. That defense couldn’t stop 11 of us if we practiced for a month.

    • chicagodem79

      He’s the Nick Saban of Michigan right now. I just don’t see any way he would turn down all that power and money (and you KNOW the Michigan boosters would make up the difference).

      • Devin Harris

        Harbaugh would rather be in the NFL. He’s got two more years at Michigan tops

        • Thebraziliankid

          Didn’t carroll took years before heading to the NFL?

          • Devin Harris

            I think caroll only left because of the sanctions. Not sure if he actually wanted to leave SC

        • chicagodem79

          If they suck in a few years, I’d say that’s more likely to happen, but if they stay as a powerhouse, and even win a National Championship, he’s there 10 years at least.

          • Devin Harris

            I can’t see it being that long. If they win a title I have no doubt he’s gone the next day

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Nope. He’s a made(r) man now, and a Michigan one to boot. Fuck that dumpster fire.

    • Robert

      Is Jed York still the owner?

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    If they’re really going to do Taker/Cena then WWE should just do like the NCAA and decide that Brock’s win didn’t count and The Streak is still a thing.

    • Are they going to claim Paul Heyman turned a blind eye to a sexual predator in the locker room?

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Brock’s failed drug test should at least have his win be overturned to a no contest.

  • Facts Holliday

    I think it will be the Chiefs/Pats in the AFC Championship.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Steelers/Pats

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I won $80 the other day playing a Walking Dead slot at the casino. My GF then tried it and won $70. I celebrated by picking up some McFarlane 6″ Walking Dead figures. She celebrated by buying transmission fluid for her car.

    We have an odd relationship…

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Women are always more practical.

    • Transmission fluid seems like the more necessary purchase.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        You wouldn’t say that if you saw the sculpting on this Rick Grimes figure…

  • Devin Harris

    I’m starting to enjoy lane kiffen. I don’t know if he’s trolling or just that oblivious to everything around him but either way it’s fun

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      As a USC fan, fuck that guy.

      • Wavy Gravy

        As a Tennessee fan, fuck that guy.

        • Devin Harris

          How can you hate a guy that managed to get fired from a job he already quit? Then says he’s going to show up anyway.

    • Big D Wangston

      He really seems to be the biggest entitled douche in coaching history.

      • Devin Harris

        It’s amazing

        • Big D Wangston

          I remember when Al Davis fired his ass and everybody was “Aww, poor Monte Kiffin’s son.” Now everybody realizes it was probably his fault all along.

          • Devin Harris

            I guess what I like is that he owns it now. The word is out about who he really is and he’s pretty much owning it.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    That’s word, we pray(praaaaaaay……praaaaaaaay)
    We got to pray
    Just to make it today
    I said we pray(praaaaaaay) ah, yeah, pray(praaaaaaaay)
    We got to pray
    Just to make it to pray
    That’s word, we pray

    • Robert

      whooooo, as a huge Prince fan, I was so furious that Hammer sampled “When Doves Cry” to make that trash song.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I admire Hammer’s chutzpah to use samples on damn near every song he did.

        “Like that lick? So did Rick James!
        Hammer ain’t my nickname
        It’s Hank Aaron’s, I use it just the same!”

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Years ago, at a previous job, I was watching one of the Addams Family movies, and MC Hammer was rapping over the end credits. I was letting it run… until from another office in the building another guy working yelled “WILL YOU TURN THAT SHIT OFF!”

      That’s become my default memory anytime MC Hammer is mentioned.

  • Thebraziliankid

    What the hell people see on Felicity Jones, she’s not that good acting wise and look wise.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I can’t believe they already had to recast Rey

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      She’s hot and a terrific actress.

  • Hot take: for a shitty movie, Wild Wild West has some witty dialogue.

    • Death Rollins

      And a madman lost his damn mind in the West!

    • I’ll give it props for the first 20 seconds of the opening credits. It did give me a lot of hope for it

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That is hot, because IMO the dialogue is the worst thing about it. I can’t think of any joke that landed beyond the “you’re a cripple”/”you’re colored” exchange.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Oof.

        And the Kevin Smith story about the giant spider.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          And even then, I could forgive it if the story and laughs brought it like MIB1, but it’s, in the words of Ebert in his WWW review, “a comedy dead zone”.

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Will Smith just DOES NOT work in that character. If you’re going to have the hero be black then you can’t have him be a modern wiseass while putting him in a played-for-straight situation where he’s constantly on the verge of being lynched.

            If you want comedy have Kevin Kline play a bumbling version of Jim West, and Smith is the competent sidekick, whose skills at disguise would actually make sense given the setting. Hell, he’d probably stolen the show, and it’d have been one of his most fondly-remembered movies.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      I was 6 when that movie came out so it ruled.

      • RudoWakening

        Jesus. Be younger.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I just remember Salma Hayek.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Having to find information on high school sports is such a damn chore

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      No one wants to write about it. It’s why a lot of local papers just ask readers to send in their reports.

  • Facts Holliday

    No
    place on Earth was as coveted by the Vikings as Constantinople, but the
    Scandinavian warriors could never breach the formidable defenses of the
    world’s richest city in spite of repeated attacks. Get the story behind
    their quest for Constantinople.

    • RudoWakening

      Fun fact: Harold Hardrada was a member of the Varangian Guard for Michael IV The Paphlagonian

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Doug Whalen is like that dude from Office Space

    “What would you say you DO here?”
    “………………..Well look, I already told you! I deal with the goddamn media so the owner and coaches don’t have to!”

    • juvydriver

      “I HAVE PEOPLE SKILLS DAMMIT!!!”

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Me to Kenny Omega:
    “What’s the frequency, Kenneth? Get your ass in the ring!”

    • Big D Wangston

      “YOU’RE JUST A BARBIE GIRL LIVING IN A BARBIE WORLD!!”

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Opening the oven take: Inception > The Matrix. And I love both, but I think Inception executes the “what is reality?” conceit much better. The Matrix basically uses it as an excuse for giving a guy superpowers for the third act, and I think Nolan does a much better job infusing the concept and the action all the way through. I love both, but I think Inception (as well as Alex Proyas’s Dark City) did the reality-futzing better.

    • Watched The Matrix. Didn’t care for it. I haven’t seen the other picture.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Inception is a masterpiece.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Inception has held up far better so far.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I watched it for the first time in a while the other night and yeah, it’s fucking great. And it’s an original big-budget tentpole that engages me emotionally but also comes through on spectacle, which is pretty ambitious in a rather franchise-driven movie world.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Practically unheard of anymore. Nolan is one of the few directors who has used his indie sensibilities well in studio films.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            It’s hard to see anyone else getting a $150m-$200m check to make a movie that’s not based on an existing, risk-proof property.

          • Daniel O’Reilly

            I’m hopeful Episode 8 will turn out as well as Rogue One did. Rian Johnson is another guy who has translated fairly well to the studios.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            I think so too, and now that they’ve introduced all the pieces in TFA, we can diverge to new places story-wise in Ep 8. I think it has the chance to be as good as Empire.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      I love Inception. Fantastic cast and is ridiculously fun.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      I’d almost say they’re equal, but if you add the sequels it brings The Matrix down.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        They’re pretty close to me; I’d say on a wrestling star system, Matrix is **** and Inception is ****1/2, maybe even 3/4*

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          Where The Matrix suffers is there are plot holes the sequel fills, but then introduces elements that contradict the entire premise. The third movie then gives the illusion of a happy ending, when it’s clear they had no idea how to follow up on the plot twists of the second movie.

          Inception is damn near perfect once you accept the conceit of the technology involved.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Just finished Sherlock and I was a bit disappointed. I shouldn’t be ahead of Sherlock Holmes when it comes to figuring out the cases. The Thatcher case, it was obvious from the off that there was something hidden in one of the busts and that’s what the criminal was searching for. For the embassy, at first I assumed it was the female ambassador who was held hostage that was the mole but then as soon as the wrong person was arrested the actual killer was obvious.

    Admittedly I didn’t expect the ending but all it does is cause half an episode of friction between Sherlock & Watson in the next episode so it’s going to be a waste.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Lol it’s funny that as I have seen other reactions to the episode from blog posters and reviews they have been sharing my exact complaints.

      “Cause half an episode of friction between Sherlock & Watson in the next episode” is my biggest beef. They might not have many episodes left I can’t afford half an episode of bickering between them.

    • I did not enjoy the episode at all. For all of the reasons you mentioned, but also the tone of the show has changed. Sherlock is a parody of himself at this point. He is being played for laughs. I almost wish it hadn’t come back if this is the best they could do.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Mick Foley cut his own hair, in case anyone thought he went to a stylist.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      He’s well known for being one of the tightest people in wrestling when it comes to spending money.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        There was a story on Storytime the other night about him sleeping in hotel lobbies covered in newspapers.

    • He looked like my mom in the 80s, but with a goatee.

      I was confused on how that made me feel.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        He reminded me of no one and I was still disturbed.

  • Robert

    the previews for this Sneaky Pete show look interesting.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      It’s Bryan Cranston being evil and shit, I’m fucking in.

      • PeteF3

        From the title I was hoping it was about Peter Stormare stealing batteries and powering them with “the holes.”

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Kenny Omega wants to be known as the Legend who never stepped foot in WWE. Sting could pull that off, Omega, not so much.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      He just needs to keep wrestling 8-year-old girls.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        If he ever made it to NXT he could do that with Izzy.

    • Biff ♥ You

      That’s disappointing. I understand why he feels that way, and I respect it, but it’s still disappointing.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    The moment in Wild Wild West where I felt this was gonna be a sub-* movie is when they’re looking at the dude’s head and Cowboy Fresh Prince is all “That is a man’s HEAD”, and it’s not funny the first time, let alone the fifth time he says it in the scene. The movie is already fucking gar-BAGE before the steampunk giant spider shows up.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      There were a few funny moments in it but it was 95% shit.

    • I can’t imagine anyone watching that movie after seeing the trailer.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        As Will Smith even said, it was a pre-social media world where even Rotten Tomatoes was a niche thing, so word-of-mouth wouldn’t really spread until week 2, so everyone just saw Will Smith above the title and went and saw it. Now, it would be done in by the bevy of one-star reviews online before it drops.

    • Facts Holliday

      Salma Hayek is in it

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        And her butt.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Will Smith is EPIC miscasting in action.

    • aboynamedart

      I watched it with a preview audience that was heavily Latino. The funniest moment of the whole screening was the face pop when Branaugh reveals his “evil plan” — to return Texas and California to Mexico.

  • Me to Stranger:
    You can run, but I will walk 500 miles and I will walk 500 MORE!

    • Stranger In the Alps

      Jeremy spoke in class today and he said for you to get ready for an ass whoopin’

  • RudoWakening

    Another day of 43 degrees and heavy rain. Winter in Humboldt!

    • And New York City, apparently.

    • Wade

      That’s a good type of penguin.

      • RudoWakening

        We saw penguins on the water in New Zealand! It was the best!

  • Adam The Reindeer

    With the Network shortly going to run out of Smackdowns to upload and them already uploaded all the Raws, Nitros & (original) ECWs. What are you guys hoping will be the next big upload?

    Personally i’m still hoping for Sunday Night Heat and the Free-For Alls.

    • DAJackson7

      Thunder!

    • Facts Holliday

      Saturday Night/Thunder

      More Mid South

      WCCW

      • Dwayne

        I’m with you

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I just want a big order of Bring it to the Table.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Yesterday’s Raw.

    • Robert

      1. World Class
      2. Mid-South
      3. WCW Saturday Night
      4. More MSG or other house shows like the old MSG Classics on WWE 24/7

      • Dwayne

        80s Mid South and World Class is good stuff

    • Dwayne

      They should upload the rest of TNT and Prime Time

    • The best wrestling show past, present and future….WCW Thunder!

    • Wade

      I want Stone Cold vs Yokozuna, dammit!

    • juvydriver

      I would like to see them add some more territory stuff. AWA, Puerto Rico, Mid South, WCCW and anything they might have that they haven’t uploaded any of yet.

    • ted

      Maybe thunder?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Bad career choices: Don Johnson turned down Tom Berenger’s role for Inception for a bigger role in Bucky Larson: Born To Be A Star.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      But it was directed by Tom Brady.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Funny how Raw had a lot of best and worst things going on for me last night. It was the worst I’ve ever seen Zayn portrayed on the main roster, yet it was the best performance by Strowman. It was the both the best and worst of Titus O’Neil that I’ve ever seen, and since it’s the first show of the year, it was also both the best and worst Raw of 2017.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Best…worst….the borst!

  • Devin Harris

    My future mil is threatening suicide. I’m the type of person that would ask you to be considerate of others and not make a mess on your way out

    • Suicide affects the next three generations. That’s a pretty big legacy of suck to leave others to work out for themselves.

      • Devin Harris

        She’s been this way for 20 years. Seems like they would get tired of this and just want it to end

    • Robert

      Man, I hope you know what you’re getting yourself into.

      • Devin Harris

        My ex mil was on drugs too but cleaned herself up. She was never suicidal though

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Sounds like you’ve gotten out of the frying pan and into Tower 2

      • Devin Harris

        Should have found a white woman

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Then you’d have a whole race of men wanting to commit suicide.

          • Devin Harris

            Hahahahaha

    • Dwayne

      Crazy mother? Idk man. That mental illness can be hereditary

      • Devin Harris

        It’s the drugs

        • Dwayne

          Did she smoke crack?

          • Devin Harris

            On pills. Not sure what

          • Dwayne

            Maybe she likes E or Molly. What’s her mom’s number?

          • Devin Harris

            Not sure but I’ll see if I can get it for you.

          • Dwayne

            Lol

      • Robert

        yeah, that’s kinda what I was trying not to say outright lol

  • And A Diddly New Year

    I looked up The Commandos from the NWA (or as Bones snaps us, The Fat Fucks) and found that one of them died in 1994. I can’t find anything on the other one, but Cagematch thinks it was Brady Boone, which definitely isn’t right

  • Robert

    Didn’t Bischoff hate Thunder, and wasn’t it forced on him by the higher ups?

    • Yes.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Yup. He felt that it would spread them thin doing another three hours of material.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      To be fair it was a bad call when they already had a 3 hour show to write for.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        In Bischoff’s defense, he was going to make one show nWo and one show WCW, but nWo Nitro bombing led to those plans being canceled

    • Bruce Chung

      Supposedly.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Reading The Concourse’s article on Trump supporters chiming in on their vote, and fucking yikes:

    “You said Obama is a Christian. Going to a Christian church doesn’t make one a Christian. His latest moves against Israel makes me wonder if he isn’t a Muslim after all.”

    “Clinton tries to ally herself with the “common folk,” but she comes of as pandering and fake. Trump does it too, but at least he seems real, especially when he is eating KFC.

    “Trump was the next best thing. He is a populist (I hope), he is candid (we need a new term for his level of candor lol), he projects victory and pride and most like Warren he speaks to the ‘little guy’ as opposed to VOTER DEMOGRAPHIC GROUP 3216-T.”

    ^(BTW, nothing says “speaks to the little guy” more than a billionaire with giant skyscrapers adorned with his name on them)

    “I voted for Trump as the lesser of two evils: or specifically, I voted for evil and against Satan. I come at this as someone who leaned Marxist in my college days but who then discovered Ayn Rand and hold her ideas to be largely dead-on correct. So I favor laissez-faire capitalism, with government out of pretty much everything aside from: defense, courts, police.”

    “I was drunk.”

    • Biff ♥ You

      I don’t get it.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    One big thing that World Of Sport really got wrong on Saturday, was every match was one fall to a finish. with normal US rules. British wrestling had very different rules.

    British Wrestling was traditionally 2/3 falls. Or to be precise,”2 falls, 2 submissions or a knockout”
    British Wrestling had rounds, similar to TNAs grand championship except 5 minutes long and there were usually 4 or 6 of them.
    Also we had a Public warning system, similar to a Yellow Card in football, If a wrestler did something wrong that wasn’t bad enough for a straight DQ, they’d get a warning announced over the tannoy, 3 warnings and they’d be DQ’d.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I wonder how many of those rules the UK championship tournament will follow.

      • Adam The Reindeer

        They could at least make it 2/3 falls.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Another thing they got wrong was promoting Grado. lol

      • Adam The Reindeer

        They had Davey Boy Smith Jnr. They could have put him in Grado’s spot so easily, he would have been more over and had far better matches.

  • Devin Harris

    Real talk: at some point you have to let go, don’t you?

    • Biff ♥ You

      Depends on the situation, I guess; it’s a big blanket statement to say you have to let everything go.

    • Dwayne

      Of what

      • Devin Harris

        Family that drags you down

        • Dwayne

          I don’t talk to my family that often. I don’t even dislike them, I’m just funny like that

        • Kill them.

          Kill them all.

          #Zod

          • Devin Harris

            #maga

          • I don’t know what this means.

          • Devin Harris

            Ohhhhhh I bet you do

          • Nope. Wouldn’t have said I didn’t if I did.

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          Oh yeah.

    • Night

      Never! CM Punk and Daniel Bryan WILL come back to WWE as wrestlers!

    • Adam The Reindeer
    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Never. Bury the hate deep inside until it’s forced out of your pores by way of gray beard hairs.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      According to Frozen, yes

  • Robert

    I must have missed the whole World of Sport discussion this weekend. So what happened that has people upset? I assume that this is a relaunch of the old WoS show?

    • Wade

      Not enough British and too much Grado.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      It was apparently largely disappointing, primarily because the big star of the show was fucking Grado

    • Adam The Reindeer

      The show generally was US style wrestling, very low quality wrestling, strange production values (more like Gladiators) and rather than serve as a re-introduction to fans or even as a introduction to complete newbies JR & Alex Shane were on commentary talking to the audience as if they were all long time wrestling fans.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      It just generally sucked. And not the fun kind of suck, it was just bad. I made it through the first 25 minutes or so before tapping

      • Robert

        Where did you watch it? YouTube?

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Some random stream site that someone put up that morning

    • maskedcabana

      Instead of trying something new or exciting, the show was pretty much WWF New Generation era quality.

  • Devin Harris

    You have to drive through two different states to get from Syracuse to NYC. I think someone screwed up the line drawings

    • Dwayne

      I never drove to Cuse. That shit is far

      • Devin Harris

        I told curry I might try to get up to buffalo one day but it looks like it’s on another planet

        • Dwayne

          Yeah never been to Buffalo either. Albany is about how far upstate I’ve been

          • Devin Harris

            New York is too oddly shaped for travel to be any fun. I bet those WWF guys hated that loop

    • Mikey

      Small states in the NE!

    • Depends what route you take, doesn’t it? I mean, if you go across to Albany and then south you only have to be in Jersey for a bit (where gas is cheaper and you don’t have to pump it!)

      • Devin Harris

        According to google going through Pennsylvania and New Jersey is faster

        • Huh. Going through Scranton and the Delaware River Gap? (Just curious because our GPS gave us that direction one time. It was actually a pretty scenic drive).

          • Devin Harris

            Yeah

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Arsenal down 2-0 already. Oh dang.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Headline: “Rich Kid of Instagram Loses Bikini Top”

    Literally what?

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Holy Shit Bournemouth are 2-0 against Arsenal. This is a great result for UTD. .

  • chicagodem79

    Maybe I’m reading into things, but this new banner for First Take moving to ESPN on ESPN.com is pretty comical. Molly Qerim and Max Kellerman profile pics fit neatly into the boxes they created, but Stephen A Smith picutre is so big, they can’t even fit him in the box and he’s front center. To the victor goes the spoils….

    • Dwayne

      I love Molly Qerim. That’s a fine bitch

      • chicagodem79

        Jalen Rose is a lucky individual.

        • Dwayne

          He is

    • DAJackson7

      You have to love have they see ratings are tanking because of too many talking heads shows and their answer is to move their talking head show to the featured network. FFS it’s like WCW

  • Biff ♥ You

    This sudden fascination that some online fans have here with Braun Strowman is one of the more perplexing developments in recent memory. I mean, to each their own at the end of the day, I just don’t quite get it. His entrance is funny, and he fucked up a string of jobbers. That’s fine, and I support it… but unless you hide him in gimmick matches left and right, the dude is painfully, painfully not good. Have our standards dropped so far that a funny RAWR! and a really goofy beard make for the next big star? People that counter with ‘he’s not Seth Rollins, and he doesn’t need to be’ are technically correct, inasmuch as not everyone needs to do flippy shit. But I would think that a burgeoning top star would need to do a bit more than scream and punch people.

    • Dwayne

      Not really. You just need a believable ass kicker. Most people don’t care about technical wrestling and shut like that

      • Biff ♥ You

        It’s not really the technical wrestling that I’m looking for; Bray Wyatt isn’t a technician, he’s a brawler. You can be a successful top/near-top guy and be a brawler; Dean Ambrose is another example. I know the archetype for Braun is a bit different from Dean and Bray, but that’s the kind of mold I’m speaking to. Unless you have a Sami Zayn you’re willing to sacrifice by pinballing for him in gimmick matches, he’s just not entertaining to watch for more than 60 seconds at a time.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I think a lot of it has to do with the fact that he’s the first guy in years that hasn’t built unreasonable expectations from having eleventy star matches in NXT. He just came out of nowhere. Everyone else gets compared to their NXT run.

    • chicagodem79

      I think I’ve been pretty consistent in saying, they have booked him well enough that he’s an entertaining character, but what keeps him from going to the next level is he’s total and complete ass in the ring, and that keeps me from really getting excited about him. His match with Sami last night was better (although it was a gimmick match), so hopefully he improves. It’s so rare they book good and compelling characters these days, when we actually do see an example of it, they deserve their props (IMO).

      • Biff ♥ You

        They followed a good, old school formula with him: let him fuck people up week after week, and it worked to an extent. But like you said, the formula isn’t the endgame unto itself; he has to be able to do more than what he’s doing now, and any time they’ve tried to do that without bells and whistles, it’s comically bad. I think that begs the question of whether you should be an emerging top guy in 2017 if you can’t go without bells and whistles.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Being booked to actually look tough goes a long way. They haven’t given him the stink of 50/50. Yet.

      • Biff ♥ You

        What did you think about the double-spear spot last night? I think the idea was to make it look like it took both Roman Reigns and Goldberg to take him out, but in execution it kind of came across as a “Get out of here, scrub” moment to me.

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          I haven’t watched it yet.

    • chicagodem79

      The irony is that the person who should have this role IMO (Rusev), because he can work and cut a promo, is further down the card and not in the title picture anymore.

      • Biff ♥ You

        This.

        Rusev is one of the most abused and misused wrestlers on RAW right now.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    With WWE looking to sign British Talent, I can’t understand why they’re not throwing money at David Hart Smith. He’s a Hart, 2nd/3rd Generation depending on which line you follow, talented and owns the British Bulldog gimmick/Trademark.

    If he came out at the Rumble the fans would erupt.

    • Night

      He’s not British. He’s Canadian.

    • aboynamedart

      He just showed up on the WOS reboot announced as The British Bulldog, now that you mention it.

    • Biff ♥ You

      If he came out at the Rumble, only a portion of the crowd would even remember him. Let’s not pretend David Hart Smith is a name that will register with casual WWE fans.

    • maskedcabana

      He’s just like most every other second generation wrestler, bland as hell.

    • Wade

      He’s fine, but he’s a better fit in Japan and as a tag specialist.

    • No, they wouldn’t.

  • Devin Harris

    I’d like to drive up I-95 one day. Wonder which parts would make me contemplate jumping out of a moving car. Probably D.C.

    • Robert

      Well, you’d have to be MOVING in DC for that to happen. And between about 3-6 pm, that ain’t happening.

      • Devin Harris

        I did it on the way to Richmond on a Sunday. It was still awful

    • Anything New England is a nightmare

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I’ve done the Pacific Coast Highway/Highway 101 run and it’s awesome. I’d love to do a trip from Maine to Florida someday

      • Devin Harris

        Does that go all the way to San Diego?

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          Basically yeah, I mean at LA you get on the 5 pretty much and it follows pretty close to the ocean most of the rest of the way down

          • Devin Harris

            I’ve always been terrified of LA traffic. Some say it alright and others say it’s a nightmare

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            Eh, it’s the same strategy as being any strange place. Drive/walk with purpose and pretend you know what you’re doing and you’ll be fine lol

          • Robert

            It wasn’t nearly as bad as I imagined. Just don’t be a puss about changing lanes. LA drivers hate a timid lane changer.

          • Devin Harris

            I was in San Diego with a friend. I said let’s go to LA and she said you really don’t want to do that drive

          • chicagodem79

            I’d love to visit LA and San Diego, I’ve had a connecting flight at LAX, but never actually visited the city. It’s on my bucket list.

      • RudoWakening

        When you get off the 101 at Legget and hit PCH th drive enters GOD MODE territory. Especially once you come out of the mountains and HOLY SHIT THERE’S THE OCEAN

        • Kenny_Reigns

          The Pacific Coast drive is beautiful! I loved that one.

          The Atlantic Coast drive is murder.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          That’s one of the more beautiful areas I’ve ever been through. I think the only drive that compares is through the Columbia River gorge at Portland but that’s probably just bias

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I’ve done it. It’s rough.

      • Biff ♥ You

        I’ve done a majority of that stretch, Boston to Daytona. Once you get south of Richmond, Virginia you better like looking at trees, because I-95 doesn’t go through a major urban area from Richmond all the way to Jacksonville, Florida.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          That sounds perfect actually!

          • Biff ♥ You

            Hell, go nuts then. If you do that ride though, be sure to stop at South of the Border. It’s a kitschy tourist trap from the Ye Olden Days, and is woefully lol

      • chicagodem79

        I’m somewhat of a road geek, so I’ve done the PCH, I”ve done U.S. Route 2 up north, done the Lake Michigan circle tour, drove on I-70 through the Colorado mountains. Haven’t really done an east coast trip yet, would like to do so.

        • Biff ♥ You

          I’m a road geek, too. If you’re on the east coast, I would heartily recommend the Skyline/Blue Ridge trip. Absolutely the best of the best in the Appalachians: the Shenandoah Valley, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains. Then you can add on secondary trips like the Tail of the Dragon, Little Switzerland, and the I-26 Eternity View.

    • The Boston to Providence stretch is no fun at all.

    • Wade

      It’s a good drive. Perfect for a weekend trip!

      • Devin Harris

        How often do you go to Boston?

        • Wade

          Maybe once a year.

    • RudoWakening

      Jersey.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Joisey.

    • Biff ♥ You

      My worst driving experience ever was on I-95 in Virginia. There was a wreck shutting down I-95 South just north of Fredricksburg, Virginia. Got to Fredricksburg around 2:30 PM, diverted to U.S. 1 as a detour, then rejoined I-95 South with normal traffic flow just south of Fredricksburg, Virginia around 9 PM. If that wasn’t bad enough, there was the remnants of Tropical Storm Cindy moving through Virginia at the time, so torrential downpours and lightning storms in Richmond.

      • Devin Harris

        My gps was telling me to get on us-1 but I didn’t trust it

        • Biff ♥ You

          I couldn’t tell you what U.S. 1 in Virginia is like under ordinary circumstances. It was bumper-to-bumper traffic all the way for me.

    • Bones

      Between DC and Richmond/Fredricksburg. Fuck that stretch of highway. You’ll go 75-80 then have to spike the brakes wash rinse and repeat

      • Biff ♥ You

        lol, looks like I’m not alone in my contempt for Northern Virginia’s interstates.

        • Devin Harris

          It appears we are all in agreement that it’s the worst interstate in America. For the record going to Florida was pretty smooth

          • Biff ♥ You

            I love driving down the Gulf Coast of Florida. Tampa south to Fort Myers was the most relaxing interstate drive short of I-26 I’ve ever experienced.

          • Devin Harris

            I haven’t been farther than Orlando. Went Daytona last week with no problems. Jacksonville is a mess but there really wasn’t any delays

      • Bruce Chung

        This. It’s one of the worst in the country.

    • Wade

      Hit DC at midnight if possible.

    • chicagodem79

      Living in Chicago, I’m used to congested highways, Illinois is flat as a board, but at least out of the city you can make up some time lol.

      • Devin Harris

        Caught a cab from not ohaire the other one. Took forever just leaving the airport. Caught a train back to the airport

    • Dwayne

      I don’t like driving in Va

      • Devin Harris

        I left going down 85 and that was okay

  • Facts Holliday

    Where can one buy a World War I Bi Plane?

  • Facts Holliday

    A new leak seems to suggest that the next update to iPhone’s iOS operating system may introduce a new movie theater mode which should make use of the iPhone less distracting in the cinema environment.

    AMC Theaters To Approve iPhone Update During Movies In Effort To Appeal To Millennials.*

    *This is your first AMC Theaters notification for 2017.

  • Wade

    Mascara Ano 2000 is an old 80s/90s lucha star who was brought into CMLL to feud with and be a credible win for Maximo Sexy.

    They finally did the hair vs Hair money match to end the feud on Jan 1st.

    Maximo pinned him to win, but apparently Mascara Ano 2000 kicked out after 3 to save his heat. Goddamn Mexico.

    • aboynamedart

      I watched the livestream, and that’s pretty much how it broke down

      • Wade

        I think that’s it for him on this run too, so what was the point? Mexico, man.

    • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

      Old carnies gonna carn.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    MAKE FOOTBAW GREAT AGAIN

    The Patriots threw just two interceptions all year as a team, which demolished the previous NFL record. As Pro Football Talk noted, no NFL team—in any era, even when they played 12 games a season—has thrown fewer than five picks. The Vikings threw five this year, all by Sam Bradford. But Brady’s, Garoppolo’s, and Brissett’s combined interception rate was a miniscule 0.36 percent, compared to Bradford’s 0.91 percent. And the Patriots’ trio did this even as they averaged 12.1 yards per completion, which tied for fifth in the NFL, compared to Bradford’s and Shaun Hill’s 9.9 yards per completion, which tied for last. This is not a team that avoided mistakes by going conservative.

    • Bones

      It’s tough for Captain Checkdown Bradford to get picked if he only throws the ball 4 yards downfield

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Hey that’s a sensible decision. Rex should also consider being a coordinator(defensive of course) sometimes you just ain’t a head coach.

  • Bones

    The most boring stretch of highway ever is I-90 through New York. I hope you like vineyards and trees. In the winter, you can dodge 50 car pileups too.

    • The Silver Fox

      I-90 gets even worse in Minnesota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana. Long stretches of pretty much arid grasslands and ranches with services maybe every 100-150 miles.

      • Biff ♥ You

        There is a certain serenity to driving those big, open western freeways at twilight though. Sunsets heading west through Montana and Wyoming are serene.

        • The Silver Fox

          Plus you can generally drive at 80+ mph without worrying about a ticket.

          • Larry Zybcresto – #3

            For many years the speed limits in parts of Montana were at the drivers discretion lol

    • chicagodem79

      I-57 south of Chicago is literally nothing but corn fields outside of 2 minute driving through Champaign-Urbana….for 350 miles lol.

      • DAJackson7

        And it never gets any better. Get to end at Charleston Missouri and dodge bullets

    • Andrew Champagne

      Respectfully disagree, and I grew up in upstate NY. Leg two of my cross-country trip, from Princeton, Illinois, to Denver, Colorado, went through Iowa and Nebraska. There is NOTHING there.

      • Bones

        Maybe I should clarify that I’ve ever driven on

      • The Silver Fox

        There’s a good reason why Iowa, South Dakota, Nebraska, etc. are called flyover states.

        • Andrew Champagne

          Precisely. Thankfully, the day ended with my dad and I stumbling upon a pretty fun little town in Colorado called Georgetown. Fun, that is, until we had to drive out in a foot of snow the next morning.

    • Death Rollins

      It’s not the worst I’ve driven on, but I hate driving west of Cuse in the winter. The land flattens out and the wind picks up like crazy.

      • Andrew Champagne

        Buffalo’s new slogan: “…are you SURE you want to come here???”

  • Wade

    I’m really enjoying how NJPW schedules photo ops between their WK huge match opponents in a ring while wearing nice suits.

    It’s even better that they let them dress in character so long as it’s dressed up. Like whenever Togi Makabe dresses up he looks like he showed up to a Miami wedding in 1977 via orange Dodge Charger.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Their press conference are great.

  • Drives I want to take when I win the lottery and buy a convertible:
    * Historic Route 66
    * Pacific Coast Highway
    * Trans-Canada Highway
    * U.S. 61
    * The Lincolnway
    I’ve done most of the Alaska Highway, but I’d probably do that again.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      My two major road trip wishes are Peking to Paris and the Pan-American highway. The problem is I’ve done insane road trips catching baseball stadiums so now I’m ramped up to where only the most severe conditions will feel exciting.

    • Devin Harris

      I’d love to do the first two

    • The Silver Fox

      I’ve done the Pacific Coast Highway, Alaska Highway, Klondike Highway, Dempster Highway, Blue Ridge Parkway and large parts of both the Trans Canada Highway and Route 66.

      • Oh, Blue Ridge Parkway. Forgot about that one.

    • chicagodem79

      I would LOVE to do the Dalton Highway, I saw some youtube videos of people doing the drive. Very cool.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I’m not familiar with the Lincolnway, but all the others (including the Alaska Highway) are on my bucket list, in addition to U.S. 1 south out of Miami and the Skyline-Blue Ridge Parkway double shot.

      • Lincolnway is the original New York to San Francisco route.
        Yeah, I’d add U.S. 1 / Florida A1A to the list.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    You sons of bitches ever tried I-10 west of San Antonio?

    • DAJackson7

      That drive is freaking awful on every level

    • Devin Harris

      Did I-10 mobile to New Orleans. Far as I’ve been

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Yes. Once. Never again

  • Andrew Champagne

    Some people hate the LA-to-Vegas drive, but I actually enjoy it under the right circumstances. I got from Pasadena to the strip in 3:30 once, and I was very proud of that achievement.

    • Is it boring or just filled with traffic (I know it’s bad on weekends). I almost did it once from Vegas to go to a Price Is Right taping, but decided I’d rather sleep that morning.

      • Andrew Champagne

        Some think it’s horrendously boring. I don’t agree; then again, I’m fascinated by small towns.

  • Bruce Chung

    I think I might have blocked enough people now that disqus doesn’t load properly anymore. I have to leave the page and come back.

    • Assuming you can read this … Disqus has been this way all day.

      • Bruce Chung

        I can. I did consider it was disqus that was screwing up, but the timing was curious.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Or you could just leave the page and that’s it.

  • Wade
  • DAJackson7

    Worst drive i ever made, was from Reno to las Vegas when i first moved to Reno. internet wasn’t really a thing so i figured I’d drive to Vegas for the weekend. There was one!! town between the two and it was four hours away, yeah i ran out of gas

  • The Silver Fox

    Most scenic stretch of interstate I’ve been on, I-70 from Denver to Grand Junction. Though I definitely would not want to do it in the winter.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I did the crossing on 80 between SLC and Cheyenne, there were some very pretty spots but up on top it was mostly moon terrain. Very odd and fascinating but nothing I’d call scenic for sure

    • chicagodem79

      Definitely in my top 5. I drove through Rocky Mountain National Park, that was some interesting scenery, but the drive was kind of scary. Some of the roads had no guardrails on the right, so if you weren’t paying attention, or something went wrong, you went plummeting down the mountain to your death.

      • DAJackson7

        I love that road

        • The Silver Fox

          As do I.

      • Devin Harris

        Way to put a downer on the convo

  • Bones

    A fun, scenic drive is US 6 across northern PA/Gods country. I saw an 800-lb elk and the prison where Wesley Snipes stayed.

  • Are we so hard up for stars that people are clamoring for David Hart Smith to return? Lol

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Talented young guy with a great upside. Whats wrong with wanting a guy like that back in WWE?

      • I just don’t see the need for yet another bland loser who has no chance of getting over. That’s already 95% of the roster.

        • ted

          A tad pessemestic. I wouldn’t mind seeing him back. Hell I dig more than half the roster currently on all 4 brands.

  • Bones

    I avoid I-95 at all costs. Western PA makes it easy. I’ll go down I-77 and cut over to get anywhere along the coast. Unless you’re heading to DC/Richmond you can avoid it.

  • Facts Holliday

    I don’t like driving, I would rather fly everywhere. No morons 25,000 feet in the sky.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I much prefer driving, and did even before I developed a fear of flying. I’m very into all the little towns with weird people and what they have to say. Small town bars are the best.

      • Facts Holliday

        Those small towns sometimes have the best food.

        • The Polish Hammer

          Reminds me of driving around when I vacationed in Mt. Hood, OR a few
          years ago. There were a few towns so small that they were literally just
          a few buildings along a stretch of highway. I hit some great homey
          restaurants, but couldn’t get past the major Twin Peaks vibe.

    • Dwayne

      Depends on who is flying with you

      • Facts Holliday

        Caitlyn Jenner?

    • Devin Harris

      I don’t like driving more than six hours in a day but I prefer that over flying. Can’t experience anything through the air

      • chicagodem79

        In another life, I was probably a truck driver, because I can drive for hours and not get tired. When I’m on road trips, I have to force myself to stop sometimes.

        • Devin Harris

          It’s something I wish I would have did for a while after high school. Truck driving I mean when I was built more for it

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I HATE flying. Those tiny seats kill me.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Facts Holliday with the AWESOME avatar. Take note, Marvalicious

  • Facts Holliday

    Trent Baalke sucks tremendously.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Does he suck baalls?

  • The Silver Fox

    Most scenic drives I’ve done:
    Blue Ridge Parkway/Skyline Drive in autumn
    Yellowstone NP to Grand Teton NP along John D. Rockefeller Parkway
    Icefields Parkway from Banff to Jasper
    Yosemite NP
    Utah Route 12 (I believe) from Zion NP to Torrey
    Alaska Highway
    Pacific Coast Highway (particularly Big Sur to Eureka)

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      If you ever get the chance I’d highly recommend the Columbia River between Astoria, OR and The Dalles, it’s obscene in its beauty

      • The Silver Fox

        Definitely on my list.

      • The Polish Hammer

        Been there. Done that. Agree.

    • chicagodem79

      Mine:

      I-70 Denver to Glenwood Springs
      Rocky Mountain National Park
      Lake Michigan Circle Tour (Combo of US 41, US2, and local roads)
      Pennsylvania Turnpike
      US 101 Through Oregon, and California to San Luis Obispo, and north through Washington around the Olympic National Forest
      Interstate 84 through the Columbia River Gorge
      Minnesota along the shores of Lake Superior near the Canadian border

      Probably some that I forgot.

      • The Silver Fox

        I’d forgotten the Lake Superior circle through Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario. One of the first trips the wife and I did (in a 20 year old car).

  • I keep meaning to drive along old Highway 2 across Ontario, but the wife gets too bored and we end up getting back to the 401.

  • The Silver Fox

    Cities I do not like driving in:
    Washington, DC
    Boston
    Montreal
    San Francisco

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I like that San Francisco has developed a system of horn honks to tell people what’s going to happen next lol

    • DAJackson7

      Atlanta…..damn normal going speed is 85-90

      • Devin Harris

        Except driving through downtown where you just move your car with your feet

        • DAJackson7

          Yep. The Braves building a new stadium actually makes sense based on their fanbase and awful travel. Getting to Turner Field is a pain and there is nothing around it to make you want to stay unless you sell firearms out of your trunk

          • Devin Harris

            That’s why I hardly ever went. Then having to leave early just to be able to get out of the parking lot

    • Montreal, where it’s illegal to turn right on a red light, but seems to be okay to drive right through it.

    • The Polish Hammer

      San Francisco’s more fun to travel through in the back of a bicycle rickshaw anyway.

  • Devin Harris

    Houlton Maine to Miami is 28 hours but the route thing has exclamation points all over it

    • Dwayne

      Going from Maine to Miami driving sounds crazy to me

      • Facts Holliday

        Start in Winter clothes, end the journey in Summer beach clothes.

      • Devin Harris

        I think it would be fun without all the traffic. No way in hell I’d ever do it as is

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      Those are the spots where I pull over and talk to the bums and whores.

    • My parents used to drive the whole family from Southern Ontario to Central Florida in 26 hours down I-75. This is also when I learned to hate Atlanta.

      • Devin Harris

        Damn that’s a long drive.

        • The Polish Hammer

          The exchange rate means it’s 30% longer in Canadian miles.

        • I got to take the 2 am-6 am shift when I turned 16 through Tennessee. Didn’t even need trucker pills. 😉

  • Robert

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/01/french-employees-can-legally-ignore-work-emails-outside-of-office-hours/?utm_term=.ac09da8d902a

    That 10 p.m. email from your boss? It’s your right to ignore it.

    That Saturday ping from a colleague with “just one quick question?” A response on Monday should suffice.

    If you’re in France, that is.

    French workers rang in a new year at midnight — as well as a “right to disconnect” law that grants employees in the country the legal right to ignore work emails outside of typical working hours, according to the Guardian.

    The new employment law requires French companies with more than 50 employees to begin drawing up policies with their workers about limiting work-related technology usage outside the office, the newspaper reported.

    The motivation behind the legislation is to stem work-related stress that increasingly leaks into people’s personal time — and hopefully prevent employee burnout, French officials said.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Good for France. Europeans have terrible ideas about personal hygiene, but they’ve got just about everything else figured out.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        I’d move there, but I like well-done steak and non-runny egg yolks so they would probably have me guillotined. 🙁

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Ughhhhhh well-done steak?!

          • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

            I know, I’m a monster who won’t eat raw meat. 🙁

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That is an incredible piece of legislation we *badly* need here. Everyone was expected to be available 24/7 at my last two jobs and nothing will burn you out faster than having to wake up every night multiple times to do e-mails.

    • Burned out from their 35-hour work week?

    • Bruce Chung

      Everybody I have ever communicated with that is familiar with Europe says Americans are so much more hard working than Europeans.

      I definitely would love to disconnect, but it seems like to me the French are already disconnected.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        We’re not. We just work way more hours. It’s super unhealthy and our productivity is some of the worst among first world nations.

      • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

        Americans are idiots and think they’re getting somewhere with it. There’s societies in the past where this structure would have resulted in violent revolution.

    • If I know that there’s something important, and worth my time happening off hours, then I’ll pay attention to work emails. Otherwise I don’t.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    It’s a good thing some of you don’t live smack dab in the middle of Texas. It takes about half a day just to get out of the state

    • Facts Holliday

      Yes indeedy. Takes forever to go anywhere. Hell it would take me 6 hours to get to South Texas.

    • DAJackson7

      First time i drove myself to Texas i was going to Houston and when i got to Texarkana i was thinking damn, i’m making good time. Didn’t realize i wasn’t even half way there

    • chicagodem79

      Have a friend that lives in San Angelo, TX. Yeah, outside of the city, that is some total desolation lol.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Yeah, especially when you initially hit New Mexico. It’s like going into The Other World in Coraline

      • Bobby

        Live about an hour and a half away from there and it ain’t nothing but sticks for miles and miles around.

        • Facts Holliday

          Abilene?

      • Facts Holliday

        I may or may not currently be there

      • Philippe Tca

        Oh man, I had to go to San Angelo at one point. Flew in to the closest airport which was San Antonio and it was STILL a 4 hour drive to get there.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    So the Broken Matt stuff has probably run its course, so what now? Try to get back with WWE for one last money run? Stick with TNA and turn it into OMEGA?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Option C: TNA runs it into the ground

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    I can’t abide long car rides. Just get claustrophobic and queasy.

    • The Silver Fox

      Longest I’ve driven in one day is something like 600 miles.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I did 1200 once. I don’t recommend it.

        • The Silver Fox

          Nowadays I don’t think I could do more than about 8 hours, even with potentially 3 drivers.

      • DAJackson7

        I did Reno -St Louis with no rest once, it was well over 24 hrs.

      • Larry Zybcresto – #3

        My two longest are a straight bomb from San Diego to Seattle in one go 1300 miles and like 23 hours, and an 850 mile run from Denver to Four Corners to the Grand Canyon to Phoenix where my buddy and I drove drunk over night lol

      • chicagodem79

        When I was younger, I could do 1,000 miles in a day, these days, I’m probably at 10 to 12 hours, or 600 to 700 miles before I give up for the day.

  • Bones

    My New Years resolution is to post the pole man gif on any attention seeking or woe is me posts on Facebook.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      I have a different gif you can use.

      • Bones

        LOL I’m sure you do but that’s gimmick infringement

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I love I-70 in Kansas. Beautiful stretch.

    • DAJackson7

      Sit back, take a nap, wake up when you see the mountains, take another 3 hour nap. And this is while driving!

  • The Silver Fox

    Every time I hear this song, I’m reminded our road trips the wife and I took in old cars when we were younger:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=qMAGI7zRqj8

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/jan/03/sherlock-slowly-perversely-morphing-into-james-bond-benedict-cumberbatch

    One of my biggest concerns with the latest episode of Sherlock and the Mary character as a whole.

    • Larry Zybcresto – #3

      That title really says it all.

    • Night

      Yeah, I prefer a simpler show with him tracking down thieves and murderers in London as the big stuff while handling little funny crimes here and there.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        I agree. Some action is fine and I’m not saying Sherlock needs to be a wimp, but the huge climactic scene between Sherlock and Moriarty featured ZERO punches thrown and it was magnetic.

        • Night

          Exactly. The reason why this show is so good is because it’s not all fisticuffs and guns. It’s inventive and brainy.

        • Larry Zybcresto – #3

          It has really very much spun out of control ever since they wrote Sherlock into a corner and he had to shoot a guy in the head because he got outsmarted lol

  • The Polish Hammer

    I don’t pay much attention to scenery when I drive unless it’s right in front of me, like going west on I-90 over the Cascade Mountains towards Seattle. There’s a brief stretch coming down from the Snoqualmie summit where it looks like you’re about to drive straight into a mountain covered in evergreens before the road curves away from it.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m the total opposite, probably to my detriment lol. I’m looking around always. My GPS now has a camera on it, so at least now I can get footage. I need to get ones for my side windows lol.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Watching the clip of the opening segment from RAW last night. Thoughts:

    * Mick Foley looks awful. He looks old & sick, and shouldn’t be on TV.

    * As entertaining as he is, I hate seeing Kevin Owens wasted in this comedy role.

    * Stephanie McMahon comes out FOR NO REASON. Foley was doing just fine announcing matches.

    * How many YEARS are they going to drag out the dissention between Steph & Mick? We all know it’s never going anywhere.

    * Is Steph a heel or face, because even the writing doesn’t know.

    * The clip I saw was 5 minutes — I’m sure it was much longer live. All that time to have characters awkwardly remind us what happened last week, blatantly remind us of the upcoming PPV matches, and clumsily announce matches for tonight that are EXACTLY THE SAME as those other two things. Fuck anyone who says it’s hard to write 3 hour RAWs: they just write a 2 hour show and STREEEETCH IIIIT OUUUUUUUT…

    • chicagodem79

      Just wait until you get to the last segment…..

      • Bones

        If you like clusterfucks/overbooking and a guy you’ve been building to look like a geek, I have the segment for you!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      * Stephanie McMahon comes out FOR NO REASON
      * Is Steph a heel or face, because even the writing doesn’t know.

      These were things Scott was writing in 2002 SmackDown rants.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      Did they cut out the part where Foley said Jericho would be banned from ringside…for Jericho vs. Rollins?

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I think so.

    • Stan Ford

      Mick was also wearing a shirt with the old Raw logo.

      I was never the biggest fan of his, but he needs to go away. His presence on my TV and the aura of sadness he has actively depresses me.

      Surely there’s some ex-wrestler who can cut a serviceable promo and would take the work.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Bournemouth go up 3-0 over Arsenal!

  • Bones

    Would you rather watch Marvspin for 3 hours or the Raiders/Texans game?

    • chicagodem79

      I’d rather take a 3 hour dump than watch the Raiders/Texans game.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Raiders/Texans. I may be biased. First playoff game in over a decade and maybe the last as the Oakland Raiders. Gotta watch it.

      • Bones

        It’s different for you. Everyone else with no rooting interest.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          True. A third stringer vs. either a backup or a guy who should be a backup. Yikes.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            At least our third stringer is a little competent than McGroin

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        I’m fucking in. Win or lose, I didn’t wait a dozen years just to miss their playoff return

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          I work Saturday and get off at 1:30. Cutting it goddamn close. They can totally beat Houston Carrless. After that, it’s a bunch of frowny faces. Years like this don’t come around often. They could have taken this all the way with Carr.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      C) Stroke it to the daughter from “Castle”

    • Bobby

      I’ll watch it because I plan to watch all the playoff games.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Raiders/Texans

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Ugh. Small talk.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Today in Curt Schilling tries to stay relevant, he refers to a Breitbart article saying ESPN’s ratings for the CFP are due to its liberal agenda and attacks on the Redskins, as opposed to, say, people have other shit to do on New Year’s Eve just like last year when the semi ratings went down sharply from the year they were not on NYE.

    • Aaron

      He’ll be a great Secretary of Education

    • chicagodem79

      (And this goes for both sides, I’m looking at YOU SJW’s), it must really be exhausting generating outrage and misinformation all the time.

  • Larry Zybcresto – #3

    The key to any good road trip I think is a designated driver, two fifths of Wild Turkey and a place to get slushies at least every 80 miles.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Breaking baseball news: Drew Storen is YOUR new Cincinnati Reds closer

    • Night

      LOL, that guy sucks.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        And yet an upgrade from Cincy’s near-historically-bad pen last year lol.

        • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

          God they miss Chapman.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Another thing about Stephanie: her theme music is awful. Not just bad on its own, but it’s too low to he heard over the crowd. Fans literally have to quit down to hear whose music it is. It’s a virtual bucket of cold water to cool off the crowd.

    • Again, if they’d hit Stephanie with an actual bucket of cold water, I’d be okay with that.

      • The Polish Hammer

        I’d be okay with just hitting her with a bucket.

        • Bruce Chung

          I’d be okay with hitting her with a frozen bucket of water.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That was the problem with Coach’s first theme. It was awesome but it was quieter than the talker that got Jerry Seinfeld into the puffy pirate shirt.

    • chicagodem79

      Remember when they announced after the brand split that there were going to be general managers, and the McMahons would take lesser roles?

      BWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA (although to Shane’s credit, he actually HAS been on tv much less and been low key).

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Wasn’t part of that him getting a concussion at Survivor Series?

        • chicagodem79

          Probably, but even when he was healthy, he wasn’t on the show nearly as much as Steph.

      • Stan Ford

        I don’t think they ever said “less McMahons.”

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Who wins? Pizza, a sandwich or a sandwich from a pizza place?

    • Either sandwich.

    • Aaron

      Pizza sandwich

    • The Polish Hammer

      Some of the best sandwiches I ever had came from pizza places.

    • Devin Harris

      Hard to screw up pizza and sandwiches are never a safe bet

    • Ice cream.

    • Andrew Champagne

      Chicken parm subs from most pizza places are criminally underrated.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It sounds weird but Domino’s is pretty good.

        • “No Way Jose” Gomez

          They’ve been on point with their product the past couple of years

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Pizza

  • I like scenic drives, but I can’t think of many that particularly stuck with me. Going through the Rockies is obviously a thing and a half.

    • Andrew Champagne

      Not when it’s snowing! Whoever decided to NOT put lights on the main highway in Colorado needs to be tortured.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      Vermont was lovely, coming back from Boston.

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    We’re talking about driving?

    I drove from Rochester to Baltimore once, so my girlfriend could go on a job interview. Out hotel was paid for and we received a $25 gift card to Pizza Hut, and a $50 gas card.

    Never heard back from them.

    • The Polish Hammer

      That’s a deceptively long stretch. Used to take me 7 or 8 hours just to go from Rochester to Long Island. Baltimore probably adds another 2 – 3 hours to that?

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        I think it was 7. I remember the last three miles taking an hour.

  • Saskatchewan is the worst drive that I’ve ever done. It’s just very long, and very flat, and very wheat-lined.

    • chicagodem79

      That’s pretty much Illinois, except it’s corn instead of wheat, and in the last 10 years, they’ve added a shitload of windmills, so I guess there’s that.

  • Jackson Smith

    Keep It 2000, the LAW’s new podcast that reviews all Nitros from that year, is as amusing as hoped, down to the “A Podcast on a Pole” subtitle. It should be checked out.

    “It’s me, it’s me – it’s that B-U-Double Z!”

  • Northwestern Ontario is pretty. Lots of cool rocks once you’re on the shield.

    • I still have to drive the Sault Ste. Marie to Manitoba stretch. Whenever we headed west though we always went through the States instead.

      • The first time that I ever read Sault Ste. Marie aloud I pronounced it Salt Stee Mary.

        • Well let’s be honest, it’s a stupid name.

          • The Silver Fox

            And there’s two cities with the same name.

          • And they each have a casino!

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Didn’t Goldberg originally make The List in a backstage scuffle years ago?

    • Jackson Smith

      Getting your ass whipped gets you off it.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      I think he made the list back in ’98… Jericho decided to cross him off it in ’03.

  • Devin Harris

    At some point this week my wedding date has been every Saturday in October. I think October is running out of Saturday’s to move it to

    • Mikey

      You inviting the BoD?

      • Aaron

        I think he wants this to go well.

        • Mikey

          So Hoss is invited?

      • Devin Harris

        Come on down! I’ll shoot the details when they are finalized

  • Mikey

    I hate driving anywhere to be honest, scenic or not. I’m 5.5 hours from Chicago and refuse to make that drive

    • The Silver Fox

      I think I’ve averaged about 20-25,000 miles a year for the 25 years.

      • chicagodem79

        My average roundtrip to work is about 100 miles, and I generally put 30-35k on my car per year. I can never do leases as a result lol.

        • The Silver Fox

          Most I’ve ever done in a year is 35,000 miles, when my daughter was playing a number of sports during the year.

    • That doesn’t narrow it down. It’s about 5.5 hours to get anywhere by car *in* Chicago.

    • Aaron

      If Cleveland had an airport you wouldn’t need to do that.

      • Mikey

        We have an airport. Cleveland Hopkins. Also have Canton-Akron an hour away.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Strowman is winning the Rumble. Guaranteed.

    • Devin Harris

      I’m not opposed to this. At least everyone will boo

    • chicagodem79

      I”m fine with him winning too, and I’m fine with him facing Roman Reigns for the championship at Wrestlemania. The suck will be confined to one match instead of two, and there will be extra added comedy to hear the crowd going wild for Strowman and booing Reigns.

    • Agreed. No one else even makes sense.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Undertaker.

  • Ioan Morris

    Going to bed at 10pm tonight. The things I do for Japanese wrestling.

  • TPrincess

    Only Report from the Tampa RAW from the people that work at Amalie was apparently Goldberg got upset about some switch in taping locations so he headbutted a door and put a dent into it. Then he threw some stuff around and cursed a lot.

    Titus had a bunch of people come in on his comp tickets and was throwing a little tantrum that he couldn’t get a win in front of “his people” and since the Gators were playing at the Outback Bowl they figured more would show up for him but in reality only the super die-hards remember he played there.. Even worse the Lightning stopped giving him comp tickets for him and his kids when he is in town because he was a dick to one of the arena workers last time. So he was all “Fuck the Lightning” etc.

    Hubs said Seth Rollins was on the sidelines at the Outback Bowl (Iowa vs. Florida, he’s from Iowa) and was super nice and took pictures with pretty much everyone he saw. Hubs said he’s smaller than he expected.

    I think I saw Sasha today while having lunch around Channelside. Pretty sure she was leaving a coffee shop. Didn’t feel like getting up to confirm but hair color and body type and her walk all but clinched it for me.

    Since like 80% of the roster lives in Tampa the hotels don’t get much love when wrestling comes to town since they just all go home rather than stay at the hotels.

    • Who headbutts a door?

      • TPrincess

        Goldberg!

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        …..Nobody. Never ever ever. That’s weird.

      • See how YOU feel when a taping location is switched on you!

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        Someone with anger issues.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      “Hubs said he’s smaller than he expected”
      Phrasing!!

    • Facts Holliday

      GOLDBERG!

    • Facts Holliday

      Titus getting no love for whatever he is doing.

      • TPrincess

        I came across him a couple of times at parties during college and I just remember he was in very good shape and kind of loud and annoying.

        • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

          You went to school with Titus?

          • TPrincess

            Yeah we were at UF at the same time. My husband and him have some mutual friends and ran around in related circles in those days.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Holy shit this Arsenal/AFC match has gone batshit crazy in the last 15 minutes. Two Arsenal goals and now a red card for Bournemouth.

  • Bruce Chung

    I’ve done some weird drives before. These are the ones I drove mostly.

    Family vacation 1991 I think? Starting at ATL, went to CHI, bored, so we drive to NYC, down to PHI, back down to ATL.

    Family vacation 1992 I think? Starting at ATL, down to Key West, back to ATL.

    Family vacation 1993 I think? Starting at ATL going north to Maine, same on the way back.

    Move to MD. Start at ATL, up to DC, 4 times in total.

    Visiting internet friends and a wedding as early as 98 (summer of McGwire and Sosa!). DC to Sandusky OH, to Milwaukee, WI, to OKC, OK. Return trip, from OKC to STL to MIL (via South Dakota) to Sandusky, back to DC.

    Yearly since 2010, DC to Indy for Gen Con.

    Back when I was a child…

    Family vacation 1987 I think? LA to Baton Rogue. We got stopped by shitty AZ cop thinking we were illegal immigrants.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Hey, remember when Kevin Owens debuted in NXT by powerbombing his BEST FRIEND Sami Zayn on a ring apron?

    Hey, remember how on the first RAW of 2017 Kevin Owens whined like a little girl about having to maybe wrestle his BEST FRIEND Chris Jericho?

    • He was never as tight with Sami after the whole powerbomb on the apron ordeal.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Easy: He thought Sami was his best friend until he met Chris and learned what true best friendship really is and he never had that with Sami.

  • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

    WWE might as well book Roman vs Strowman for the title because it’s not like I’m gonna watch it anyway, but it’s crazy that this is where we are in 2017.

    • That their names rhyme piques my interest in the match more than anything that Seth Rollins has ever done.

      • Roman vs Stroman in a Last Fan Man Standing match.

    • Bruce Chung

      Most of us probably don’t love it, but it is a step in the right direction…perhaps.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        I mean, I’ve heard Strowman is “better” than he was and getting a big monster to lie down for him might be a way to finally get Roman over, but still. WWE is so ice-cold and these guys aren’t the ones to heat it up.

        • Nothing will ever get Roman over, EVER. They could put him over Adolf Hitler, Sadaam Hussein, and Donald Trump in a 3-on-1 Handicap Match, and people would still be cheering his opponents.

          • The Rabid One

            JR: Dammit; Adolf hit Reigns with the Final Solutions and the fans are cheering King.

            King: There are many sick people here in Yonkers.

          • The entire build of the match would be Roman Reigns mocking Hitler and Germany for their economic crisis, because they are actually that inept that they’d somehow make Hitler sympathetic.

    • Dwayne

      It will probably work out better than any other program they could go with

    • Aaron

      Oh boy, Erik Watts vs. Big John Studd.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Weirdest drive I ever did was with my ex-girlfriend and two of her friends in college. Ithaca, NY, straight to Orlando, Florida, for a day at Disneyworld. The other guy stupidly went 84 in a 65 MPH zone in Virginia and got pulled over. Thankfully, I had the good sense to fly back (they went to a different college).

    • Bruce Chung

      VA watches their speeding tightly.

      The only speeding ticket I’ve had in the last decade was in VA, before I moved there from MD.

      • Andrew Champagne

        IIRC, it was just outside Richmond.

        • Aaron

          Ah, the “you’re not from here” ticket.

          • Andrew Champagne

            The guy deserved it. He was going 84 in a 65. He’s not the brightest bulb; he and his wife had three kids by the time they were 24.

      • The Silver Fox

        Only speeding ticket I’ve gone was for going 47 in a 35 zone near Danville when I was in college.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    They tied it up! Jesus this is nuts.

  • Facts Holliday

    Currently it is 6:35 AM JST on Wednesday, January 4 in Tokyo Japan

    • And A Diddly New Year

      So order your Japanese merchandise now so it can possibly ship out before you go to bed?

      • Facts Holliday

        possibly.

  • Bones
    • Aaron

      I’d be angry if I had to live there too.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Jericho is going to wind up winning the US Title from Reigns, but then he will cost Owens the Universal Title to Reigns.

    Lesnar & Goldberg eliminate each other in the Rumble, which Strowman wins.

    Mania:
    Strowman vs. Reigns. Universal Title.
    Goldberg vs. Lesnar.
    Jericho vs. Owens. US Title.
    Rollins vs. Triple H.
    Cena vs. Undertaker.
    AJ Styles vs. Finn Balor. World Title.
    IC Title Ladder Match Clusterfuck.
    ARMBAR.
    Who cares about the rest.

    • Bruce Chung

      I don’t think I’m gonna care about Mania until Rumble is done.

      • Grampa Mongolian Stomper X

        There’s nothing they can do to make me care with this cast of “characters”.

    • I could see this, but I think Cena/Taker is the SD Title match and Styles/Balor is a RAW vs. SD challenge.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I’m thinking maybe Undertaker somehow keeps Cena from winning #16 to set up that match, but you’re right in that Cena probably gets #16, making that match for the belt.

        • I’d rather it not be for the belt, but I think the company wants it to be a title match for some reason

          • DAJackson7

            Cause they hate us

    • Aaron

      There will be a US title tournament. Reigns isn’t losing.

    • chicagodem79

      So you have AJ holding on to the title after this Cena match? I’d honestly be surprised if that happened.

  • P.K.

    The Man in the High Castle has been picked up for a 3rd season..As I have said before, Season 2 was fucking great…

    http://io9.gizmodo.com/the-man-in-the-high-castle-season-two-is-too-good-to-bi-1790184451

  • When I was 13, I went on a road trip with my dad, from Paterson, NJ to Guadalajara, Mexico in a 1983 postal jeep. Down the east coast, stopping in Hilton Head to see some family, down to the Florida panhandle, turning down the Gulf Coast and stopping to see some family friends in Mobile, Alabama, then finally crossing the border in Texas after stopping at the Alamo.

    Two weeks. In a postal jeep. With my dad. It’s amazing he didn’t fucking kill me.

    • DAJackson7

      I remember my dad bought a postal Jeep and the first thing we did was take out the mail tray and put Renault bucket seats in it. it was still right hand drive. I hated that thing

      • Would you believe the damned thing still runs? We use it to get around town when we’re down at the beach in Mexico.

        • Aaron

          My stepdad’s shop does some contract work with postal Jeeps. They do not die.

        • DAJackson7

          Oh they are great for longevity

        • DAJackson7

          He took 2×4’s and built an overhead console in it for a radio at least. When we would go to work in the mornings we would have the sliding doors open and he would drive, and I would read the paper. Always got a bunch of funny looks for that since it was right hand drive

  • Devin Harris

    The mil is getting thrown out of her boyfriends apartment. He’s just putting her stuff out in the street. These streets are cold

    • Robert

      Run, man. As fucking far away as you can.

      • Devin Harris

        I’m too old and broken down to run

        • The Rabid One

          Just look away and stare at any bird you can find.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      That even legal where you live?

      Having had something like that come up recently I’ve learned that here I can’t kick someone out of my house if they’ve lived here longer than 6 weeks.

      • Aaron

        If her name isn’t on the lease, she’s a guest.

        • Devin Harris

          No, he’s right

        • I can’t say for sure since I don’t know your jurisdiction, but that’s probably not true. If they’ve been there a while, especially with the understanding that they are a resident, even if there is no lease or formal agreement in place, then you are more than likely required to give some notice, likely a month, before you can force them out.

      • Devin Harris

        You have to give 30 days notice but I can see not wanting to stick around

  • Bruce Chung

    Hahaha, forgot Botched Spot was right on with Reigns years ago.

    http://botchedspot.com/blog/comic/a-face-only-the-authority-could-love/

    This was in 11/15!

  • Devin Harris

    Marvin Lewis has the weirdest job security in the world. Just work for someone too cheap to fire you

    • Aaron

      He’s also a lot better than anyone they could bring in.

    • Andrew Champagne

      Marvin Lewis also turned the Bengals from a laughingstock into a reasonably-credible contender. The problem they ran into this year was a lack of offensive weapons once Green, Eifert, and Gio Bernard all went down.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        ONE AND DONE FOREVER clap clap clapclapclap

        • Andrew Champagne

          Marvin Lewis took over after the 2002 season, when the Bengals went 2-14. Before that, their last winning season was in 1990, when they went 9-7. This year was just their second losing season since 2009. For my money, Lewis should be their coach for life.

          • Devin Harris

            For brown’s money he will be

          • Aaron

            “Bad news, Marvin. I successfully lobbied the Ohio legislature to reduce the minimum wage. You’ll be taking a pay cut.”

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            That’s pretty much their predicament. Marvin Lewis is good enough that they’ll see a lot of regular season success, but not good enough to make any real difference come January, but then you run the risk of going out and getting someone who can set them back. They’re basically the equivalent of an NBA team who constantly locks in a 5-6 seed; good enough that you can’t blow it up, but not good enough to win anything meaningful.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            set them back*, rather

    • Bones

      There was a story I think in WYTS about mike brown being so cheap that he was debating two items in a store and put down the more expensive one.

      The guy is worth at least 9 figures.

      • Devin Harris

        Yeah it was a can of vegetables or something

      • Stan Ford

        Mike Brown voted against the Rams moving to LA because it would increase league revenue and the salary floor.

        Mike Brown didn’t want to make more money because then he’d have to pay his players slightly more.

        There’s cheap and then there’s a pathological illness.

  • Bones
    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Not quite as good as the bodybuilder one, but this is close.

  • P.K.
    • Andrew Champagne

      DDP is a saint.

      • DAJackson7

        He’s going to be the single reason half the wrestlers from the early nineties make it to an old age

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I’ve been hitting the “non-CFP bowls mean jack shit” button pretty hard, but I have to say, USC rallying to knock off Ped State in the Rose Bowl was an instant classic.

    • DAJackson7

      That game was freaking wild.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Funny that James Franklin James Franklining himself ended up doing Penn State in

    • Bones

      Orange Bowl was aces as well

    • The Rose and Orange Bowls definitely made up for the shitty semifinal games we ended up getting.

  • cultstatus

    Usually, I’ll watch Raw during Mania season but I can’t see myself tuning in this year. All the potential storylines seem like ass.

    • Robert

      I’m sticking with watching the PPVs only. I just can’t sit through Raw anymore. If something noteworthy happens, I’ll hear about it here on the blog.

      • chicagodem79

        And frankly, the PPVs are just RAWs without the commercials in many instances.

      • DAJackson7

        I don’t even watch Raw PPV’s anymore

  • WWF1987

    This year’s Mania has a chance to be a loaded show.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I agree. I will need to get loaded as fuck to sit through another 4.5 hr show sans preshow antics.

      • Robert

        I’m gonna get high instead. Watching a long ass show while drunk will just make me irritated.

        • The Rabid One

          Fuck it, WWE does not deserve me. It deserves Drunk me that doesn’t give a shit.

          • Aaron

            Don’t call WWE at 3 am again.

          • The Rabid One

            What, I can’t drunk call their offices.

      • chicagodem79

        I still haven’t seen last year’s Wrestlemania lol. If I’m home, I might check out a little bit, but there’s a 0% chance I’m watching the whole thing.

        • Robert

          It’ll only take 3 days to watch the whole thing.

    • Hayden

      You’re getting drunk for it too? High five!

    • Rowlf

      Unlike Mania 32, where you needed to be loaded to get through it.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        LATE! I already made a fully loaded joke.

        • The Rabid One

          And it wasn’t at a Fully Loaded PPV expense.

    • I really can’t see it. There is not a single potential match-up that interests me this year. Not one.

    • Bruce Chung

      Loaded with crap.

  • P.K.

    Murder Case Against Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka Dismissed

    http://deadspin.com/murder-case-against-jimmy-superfly-snuka-dismissed-1790721929

    • Starscreamlive

      I have mixed feelings about this one.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    *finishes commercial spot, emails producer that it’s ready*

    Producer: I’ll be right up

    *disappears for 15 minutes and counting, keeping me from taking my lunch break*

    • The Rabid One

      Producer in the restroom stall, laughing his ass off.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        At least my spot was approved (finally) with no fixes needed. BOOM. Next Kevin Dunn, baby.

        • The Rabid One

          Congrats, Yes Man extraordinaire 🙂

      • Starscreamlive

        George Michael was a producer?

        Too soon?

  • Robert

    It’s still hard to believe that a t-shirt that says Seth Freakin’ Rollins ever made it to production.

    • Bones

      And to go along with that great face turn as well.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        A Freakin’ Great face turn.

      • Jackson Smith

        *”we’re ready for you as a face” huge return pop*

        “I DON’T OWE YOU PEOPLE AN EXPLANATION!

  • cultstatus

    Is WK “tonight” at 3 am?