BoD Daily Update: January 4th, 2017

WWE.com NXT Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2017-01-04

 

Former WCW Champion to be Inducted Into the WWE Hall of Fame

Diamond Dallas Page is set to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year.

http://wrestlechat.net/report-more-on-the-spoiler-regarding-the-first-name-entering-the-wwe-hall-of-fame-class-of-2017/

 

NJPW To Hold G1 Shows in Los Angeles

The shows will take place on July 1st and 2nd.

http://www.prowrestlingsheet.com/njpw-g-1-special-los-angeles/#.WG0S533aPLQ

  • Facts

    Weeeeeeeee

  • Miko363

    I really wish they could get Bryan at least partially cleared for some contact, because this whole Talking Smack feud is building to Miz snapping, beating the shit out of Bryan and becoming the biggest heel they’ve got.

    Miz giving Bryan a neckbreaker while AJ and Corbin block Cena and company from getting to the ring would generate off the charts heat.

    • Night

      They wouldn’t waste that kind of thing on Miz. Probably give the honours of beating down DB to HHH or Stephanie.

      • DAJackson7

        HHH has to get his heat back after Bryan beat him clean at WM!!!

        • Night

          It’s only fair.

      • Miko363

        Big Steph puts the SMACK in Talking Smack

  • Thank God, the Brits were trying to take over. They already took the weekend morning threads from me, now they want to steal the Daily Thread from Bayless! They must be stopped!

    • Next they’ll be making us watch Bake-Offs commercial-free on our tellys!

      • Unacceptable!

      • PhilStubington

        If you watched the World of Sport special you’ll understand why we like our commercial free telly.

        Sofa, sofa, sofa.

  • DAJackson7

    I missed Smackdown, but does the AJ-Cena back and forth give us any hope AJ retains?

    • #LOLCENAWINS

    • Night

      I can’t see it happening. If AJ retains, who does he defend against at Mania? Cena vs. Taker is a bigger match than AJ vs. Taker.

      • DAJackson7

        Miz?

        • Night

          Heel vs. heel?

          I dunno…Miz is doing some of the best work of his career right now at the IC level. Leave him there, I say.

          • DAJackson7

            He’s going to be a 19x Intercontinental Champion at this rate

          • Night

            Shouldn’t have lost it last night.

      • Cena vs. Taker definitely doesn’t need the title.

        • Night

          It doesn’t, I agree…but again, who does AJ defend against at Mania?

          • DAJackson7

            Balor? Joe? Corbin has been looking aces

          • Turn him face and have him defend against Corbin. OR, have Sami move over and let them go all out. It’s going to be fourth from the top no matter what, so it doesn’t really matter.

          • Scratch that, probably fifth from the top no matter what.

          • PhilStubington

            Joe, Corbin, Balor if he’s back.

          • Not Balor, he’s still a RAW guy

          • DAJackson7

            He could win the Rumble and move over, save us from Taker-Cena having the belt since it doesn’t need it at all

          • PhilStubington

            They can get round that. Rumble winner can fight for either belt.

          • Empian

            Orton if Orton breaks free before then?

            Or you turn Styles and do AJ vs the Wyatts?

      • Death Rollins

        Maybe they run AJ/Cena again with a big gimmick match so Cena can tie Flair’s record at Mania?

        • DAJackson7

          Cena needs to stay far far away from the belt

  • Ioan Morris

    “The announcement was made after Kyle O’Reilly defended the ROH World Championship against Adam Cole, with the above graphic touting that a G-1 special will be held in the United States.” Ryan Satin gets match results wrong and he DGAF.

    • Well..technically O’Reilly did defend the belt.

      • Ioan Morris

        Satin does me on semantics AGAIN. Damn you, Ryan!

  • Ioan Morris

    As a sorbet to WK11 I will now watch Talking Smack.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    My holographic message worked!

    • No Way Jose!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      And henceforth, ye shall no longer be known as “No Hologram Jose” but simply “Hologram Jose”

  • Man…Wrestle Kingdom seems like an awesome show. I can’t wait until this weekend…or maybe sooner cause I feel like garbage and may go home early.

  • Thebraziliankid

    More overwork deaths in Japan. That place is strange.

  • A Spokane, Wash., Starbucks bans 37-year-old after he asked teenage barista out on a date. 37-year-old writes blog promoting 30-something-men-teenage-women relationships, swears he’s not creepy.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/man-37-banned-starbucks-hitting-teenage-barista-article-1.2933032?utm_content=bufferb24d2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    • Brian_Bayless

      We call that a personality disorder in the mental health field

      • Being a douchy perv is a personality disorder now?

        • Brian_Bayless

          Knowing what you do is wrong but swearing it isnt.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          I mean…. There is some evidence that pedophiles have mental illness.
          There have been documents cases of people suffering brain damage and suddenly being sexually attracted to children.

          • This guy’s not really, technically, a pedophile, since he’s asking out someone above the age of consent. That’s why I went with douchy perv instead.

        • Starscreamlive

          Ask Rob Feinstein

      • I dunno. The older I get, the better looking teenagers get.

    • Facts

      Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    • It’s only creepy when somebody else does it.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Get your life together and be a sugar daddy for a college student. Much easier, albeit more expensive

    • DAJackson7

      As a thirty something man there is no way i could stand an actual relationship with a teenager. Fun to look at sure, but dear lord all the nonsense they would spout……

      • And A Diddly New Year

        I’m 27 and can barely tolerate girls in their early 20s

        • Brian_Bayless

          I was in Target a few weeks ago and about five teenage girls were behind me in line and at that moment I wished I lost the ability to hear.

          • Night

            “Like, you know, whatever…”

          • And A Diddly New Year

            They were odd because they can’t even

        • Facts

          They be stupid.

    • It’s a bit creepy, but legal.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      So a Reverse Bonzai

    • Death Rollins

      Oh sure, Matthew McConaughey says it in a goofy accent, and everyone’s cool with it. But you actually go for the gold, and nooooo.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I don’t even have a blog.

      • Sure, now that you’ve abandoned me!

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          I’m just waiting for an assignment and a deadline, nothing will ever get done otherwise

          • Oh, like the Dysfunctional Holiday Theater assignment I gave you? With the deadline that came with it?

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            Hmm….fair enough.

  • I’m getting an acting position for the next two weeks. I hope the boss isn’t actually expecting me to start producing work now.

  • bah…. all those seasons of tv are just “active” on my library account… daddy needs his fix!

  • Was the kingdom of wrestling good?

    • Ioan Morris

      I guess, if you’re into that kind of thing.

      • Ioan Morris

        By which I mean yes. Yes, it was good.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      “Sounded like a show” – Danimal (RIP in Piece)

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Who inducts DDP into the Hall of Fame?

    Bischoff? “I really enjoyed the time we were neighbors and we swapped wives!”

    Mark Madden? “It’s all about him! DD-Me!”

    Undertaker? “That asshole rookie had a hell of an ego on him, he deserved to be buried.”

    • Undertaker’s ex-wife Sara!

    • PhilStubington

      Jake and Hall. Sorry thought you were being serious for a moment.

    • Foley, Nash, Hall? There are tons of possibilities.

    • DAJackson7

      Honky Tonk Man “I let this goober drive my car at WM VI and i got him to this point!”

    • maskedcabana

      Austin.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Hall and Jake.

    • Facts

      Steve

    • His former housemate Steve Austin?

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Karl Malone

    • Night

      Jake Roberts.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Nash, I bet

    • Empian

      foley?

  • Bones

    The BoD weather service has issued a winter storm warning for 1/4/2017.

    Expect 18-24 inches of snow from people overrating Japanese wrasslin.

    • *** joke. Would have been ***** if you referenced the 48 minute main event by saying to expect 48 inches of snow.

      • Bones

        Eh I tried, I don’t really troll at all

      • Night

        Meh. It was better than Vintage’s abortion joke yesterday.

    • SO MANY SNOWFLAKES!

    • :: applause ::

  • So did all of you hardcores enjoy the Japanese wrestling thingamajig?

    • Death Rollins

      I watched the Twilight Zone episode where Lee Marvin fights a robot. I feel like that was pretty close.

    • maskedcabana

      A lot of kung fu fighting.

    • Facts

      Not enough Godzilla.

      • Death Rollins

        And Gamera no-showed!

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Tremendous show, delivered on all expectations.

  • Chris B

    this is Joe Jacoby’s year to get into the Hall! It’s a tragedy only one Hog is in there. Four super bowls, three wins with three different QBs and multiple different running backs. Acknowledged by LT has the toughest lineman he faced, changed the position as he was the first enormous 300+ lb tackle with athleticism.

    • DAJackson7

      What was the fourth? They beat the Raiders? Beat the Broncos and Beat the Bills

      • Chris B

        Beat the Dolphins, Broncos Bills, lost to the Raiders when Marcus Allen wen bonkers.
        Skins-Dolphins and Skins-Raiders were back to back

        • DAJackson7

          Shit i forget about the David Woodley Super Bowl and just remember the one they lost to the 49ers

          • Chris B

            yeah that was the John Riggins game. Btw, the game against the Broncos is the single greatest performance by an offensive line in Super Bowl history. TIMMY SMITH ran for 200 yards through holes that were literally wide enough for cars to drive through.

          • DAJackson7

            Oh i remember the 2nd quarter. I was already a full blown Broncos fan then, blah…..

          • Hey, nobody beats the Redskins in a strike-shortened season!

  • PhilStubington

    Stupid Novovirus, laid up at home feeling like crap.

    • Facts

      Run Ad Block on it.

      • PhilStubington

        Its the drizzling shits. Literally.

        • Facts

          LOL I legit thought it was some computer virus at first. Whoops. I am skimming at work.

    • That’s going around this area like crazy.

      • Hard times for Toronto’s Yarn District.

    • Ioan Morris

      Maaate. That’s not good.

      • PhilStubington

        And trying to kill two hours watching B vs S hasn’t helped.

        • Are you trying to bore the virus to death?

          • PhilStubington

            I gave up an hour and three quarters in when the fact I no-longer gave a fuck about either of the protagonists off-set the fact that the film included Amy Adams in a bath.

        • Ioan Morris

          I bet you’re wondering how much slow motion is on screen.

  • Ioan Morris

    Smackdown once again reads like a good episode. They’ve got a solid TV show happening there.

  • Miko363

    I can’t wait for 2027 when we can do the BoD Flashback, with the hot items being about all the money left on the table and the simmering, passive agressive posting and podcast feud between Bayless and Scott.

    Also, no-shows. Lots of no-shows.

    • Brian_Bayless

      It will still be 1996 WCW.

      • DAJackson7

        We’re up to 97 now

    • Scott’s daughter will be slapping fools by that point.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        “Get the HELL out of my blog!”

      • Miko363

        And thanking Sporting News for paying for college, not us losers whining on the internet in some lame “Daily Thread.”

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Tiger Mask **1/4

    Jr tag titles ***3/4 (loved the finish)

    The gauntlet **1/4

    Cody *redacted* vs Juice **1/2

    O’Reilly vs Cole ***1/2

    Tag titles ***1/2

    Jr. Title ****1/2

    Never title ****1/2

    IC Title ****1/4

    Main Event *****

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      WK11 ratings for me

    • Night

      Yeah, Cody isn’t really setting the world on fire with his post-WWE career.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        His character work was much better here and he has some legs as a heel, but that 9 minute match was never gonna be special–and he HASN’T been setting the world on fire, sI maybe the optimism is misplaced.

        • Night

          He’s a solid in-ring guy but not spectacular and when he’s put in there with better workers, he can’t keep up.

          • zahidf

            I’d say he would be better much in a tag team. Him and Page could be ok.

      • Ioan Morris

        Juice Robinson was genuinely the better performer.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          This is also true.

          Juice has been great. Most improved 2016.

      • maskedcabana

        Mid-carders are going to mid-card.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        He sucked while he was in WWE.

    • Bones

      Better get the snowblower!!

    • So did The Juice get loose?

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        One too many o’s

        • nope, I meant to say loose. Like he being the next Juventud Guerrera

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            …I was making a joke, that instead he lose.

            Because he lost.

          • oh. Perhaps we should stop telling jokes to each other

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    Easily, easily the best part of that thread last night was noted Japanese wrestling expert Cultstatus being unable to watch because he can’t afford NJPWorld. That shit made the show ***** by itself.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Expert

    • Ioan Morris

      Oh dear. And it’s only $8.50.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Hahaha, right?

      • 8.50?! I paid 8.78!

        • Ioan Morris

          *subject to exchange rate. I can’t even remember what I pay in pounds.

      • PhilStubington

        More than that for those of us with a worthless post Brexit currency surely?

        • Ioan Morris

          Something like £7 for me lately. Back down a bit from summer last year, too.

    • Brian_Bayless

      How did you like the show?

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        I didn’t watch, I got up at about 1 a.m. my time to administer some more Tylenol and checked in and saw him bitching about his illegal stream.

        • Brian_Bayless

          I’m going to watch Friday.

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            At some point I’ll get around to the main event but if Omega loses anyway…eh…maybe not

          • 48 minutes?!?!?

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            Yeah, for a finish I don’t really care for because in that whole promotion I only really care about one guy.

    • Wade

      I liked when he asked for a link to a stream and I gave him http://www.njpwworld.com and he got mad at me.

      • Ioan Morris

        Both LOL and FFS.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Lol, my hero

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        That’s an A+ from me Duck

      • Legit LOL

      • Three of us had fun with that one. You gave him the website, someone else gave him a Link GIF, and I gave him weather.org.

        He asked for a link!

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      It’s 8 dollars Cult.

      If that’s outside your price range I think you are not that invested in Japanese wrestling :p

  • Chris B

    so are they building to Corbin vs. Cena at WrestleMania?

    • PhilStubington

      THIS is problem with making your secondary titles worthless. Corbin needs a long run with the IC title and some serious match time under his belt.

      • Chris B

        luckily the IC title is a strong title

    • Death Rollins

      I doubt it. I’m assuming Corbin’s his placeholder feud between Rumble and Mania. Give Corbin some time in a big match situation.

  • Bones

    Man a lot of these playoff games this weekend are not compelling.

    Ranking them:
    1. Packers/Giants
    2. Steelers/Dolphins
    3. Lions/Seadderal Truthers
    4. Marvspin
    5. Getting kicked in the nads
    6. Texans/Raiders

    • Death Rollins

      But your 6th is a $100 million game!

    • DAJackson7

      Packers Giants is the only compelling game. Steelers and Seahawks take easy wins. No one wins with Texans/Raiders

    • Brian_Bayless

      Saturday’s games are terrible.

    • Matthew Maynard Adams

      Texans/Raiders would be good if either team had a QB.

      • At least there’ll be one Michigan State QB in the playoffs.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Look at the AFC Quarterbacks!
      Brady, Ben and then….. A lot of crap (and Alex Smith)

  • Expecting another package today and tomorrow. To avoid everyone getting yelled at by the angry man downstairs, I am putting a message above the bell to say which doorbell the guy should ring.

    I see this not ending well for anyone, but at least I’m trying.

    • Marking the bells is probably a good idea.

    • Fuck that. Pay small children to ring that bell at random throughout the day.

      Your neighbor is a jerk and needs to be…educated.

      • I’m going to do that starting tomorrow, actually.

      • Bones

        Make sure they’re dressed like adorable Victorian era scalawags

        • Seems perfectly reasonable.

        • Death Rollins

          “Shine your shoes, guv’ner?”

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I was able to master that doorbell and I’m an idiot. Your mailman sucks.

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    Okada’s tombstone ****
    Rainmaker **
    That Omega table bump *****

    • Ioan Morris

      Okada’s dragon superplex bump, also *****

  • And A Diddly New Year

    The hardest job in sports: Cleveland Browns Cheerleader

  • Bones

    Steelers are 9.5 favorites I find that a little much

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I see a 24-23 type game

      • Brian_Bayless

        And a Suh personal foul

        • :: singing ::

          And a foul when Suh kicks someone in the nads…

        • And maybe a Mike Tomlin sideline trip.

      • Bones

        High of 20 Sunday in Pittsburgh

    • Beating the Steelers was what turned Miami’s season around!

      • DAJackson7

        No way does Ajayai get 200 yds this time, it won’t be close

        • He’ll need a huge game, especially if Matt Moore is starting.

          • DAJackson7

            I can’t believe Tannyhill is trying to come back after three weeks. That wouldn’t end well

          • He certainly shouldn’t, but this team doesn’t make the playoffs very often. I think the most likely scenario is he appears in the 2nd half if the Dolphins are trailing but close.

          • Brian_Bayless

            I actually think Moore is decent enough.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            Better than any QB on either of my teams.

          • He’s better than he gets credit for but he’s also made a few key mistakes the last couple of weeks.

          • Bones

            Dolphins fan?

          • Ever since I started following the sport over 20 years ago. I’m going to enjoy the game whatever happens. I don’t know when the next one will be.

          • Bones

            Best of luck, I think the Steelers will win but it won’t be by 9.5

          • Same to you. I have nothing against the Steelers and really liked that early 90s team.

          • Bones

            Never had much against the Dolphins either. Would like to see them break the 8-8 crap and challenge NE

  • Since the introduction of the briefcase in 2012 no G1 winner went on to win the IWGP Heavyweight championship at Wrestle Kingdom.— STRIGGA (@STRIGGA) January 4, 2017

    • maskedcabana

      The it’s the inverse MITB.

    • Ioan Morris

      The anti-Rumble.

      • Matthew Maynard Adams

        The Rumble winner usually loses at WM.

        • Ioan Morris

          Oh, do they? Shows how well I pay attention.

          • Matthew Maynard Adams

            HHH lost last year (though he did win the title in the Rumble), Roman lost the year before, Batista the year before that.

  • Yeah, I’m not really interested either, Jim.

  • So how did the Japanese guy with the short crazy hair do last night? Was he able to get past the Japanese guy with the long crazy hair?

    • They were both bested by the guy with normal length crazy hair.

    • Facts

      LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRIAAAAAAAAAAATOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Takahashi vs KUSHIDA?

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Short haired Japanese guy tried to summon a spirit bomb but long haired Japanese guy turned Super Saiyan and use the Kao Ken Attack to finish him

      • uh.

        I have no idea what most of that means.

        And I’m good with that.

      • “Kao what?”

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        I don’t think you can use Kaio Ken whilst in SSJ.
        Unless DB Super changed that. A lot of dumb stuff going on there.

        • I think you can…I think it happened in one of the movies

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            tbf most the movies are non-canon

    • Night

      That’s racist.

  • Wade

    I really want to see what KUSHIDA and Himoru can do without all the botches.

    • Brian_Bayless

      How did you like the show?

      • Wade

        Loved it.

        Only drag was the two RoH matches in a row.

        Analogy I’ve been using is it’s like the Tenryu match at WM7, but twice in a row.

        • Ioan Morris

          The queues to the toilet are long.

  • Night

    Goddamn, I have no motivation today.

  • So, I gave printed copies of my book to my mom and mother in law for xmas. My mom is still in CA, so I had Staples print and send hers. I picked up my mother in law’s copy. I read over a couple of pages and found typos on both.

    Fuck.

    Ok, I figured it’s no big deal. I go back to looking for typos on my computer, and I can’t find them.

    Dammit.

    So, I had Staples print out another copy; this one will be just for me and Mrs. Hoss to read and find typos we missed before I start shopping it around.

    Whoo hoo.

  • Miko363

    Odd story about when the Texans came to New England during the regular season and got embarrassed:

    Apparently Bill O’Brien decided to put the team up at a hotel in Waltham, which on a good day is 25-30 minutes from Foxboro. Factor in weeknight rush-hour traffic, and it took them an hour and a half to get to the stadium so they were all super late for their normal prep routine.

    The guy worked here for years and somehow didn’t realize this would be a problem on a Thursday night. Sunday mornings you can probably stay in Boston and get away with it.

    • I believe this ties into yesterday’s I-95 Sucks discussion.

      • Miko363

        It sure does! I missed that whole discussion sadly.

        • DAJackson7

          We covered most interstates in the country

      • PhilStubington

        I-95 sucks. Went to see Springsteen at Meadowlands and he came on a hour late because half the audience were stuck on the freeway.

    • Traffic is one of many reasons I avoid Los Angeles like I owe it money. Big cities in general, really, but especially LA.

  • Bones

    On dating younger women, I’m 33 and I don’t think I could tolerate anyone younger than 27, generally speaking.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      27, went on a date recently with a 19yr old.
      Horrible time.

      • Bones

        Oh yeah at a certain point there’s a generational/maturity disconnect

  • Empian

    DDP – a deserving induction for sure.

    • Starscreamlive

      I’m ready to see what’s on his 3 disc dvd/blu ray set.

  • Ioan Morris

    So Kyle O’Reilly lost the ROH title. WWE-bound?

    • Night

      They do need to re-stock NXT.

    • I hope not, his lack of personality is going to kill him dead on the NXT level.

      That and I think he’s been gunning for New Japan for a while now.

      • maskedcabana

        If Captain Charisma Roddy Strong can be in NXT, O’Reilly can too.

        • Roddy has a personality. Maybe a weak one but it’s something. O’Reilly’s got nothing

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        But if he’s NJPW bound…he can do that and be ROH champion.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Very, very likely.

      They got Cole until at least April. They can put over a new guy if he’s leaving or roll with it if Cole re-signs.

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    Sigh…Disqus blows ass again today none of my replies are showing up at all

    • Bones

      Dicksqus

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        I had to refresh to see this…

    • Seems like a perfectly reasonable response to your avatar.

  • I’m probably going to watch Civil War tonight. Then I’ll be all caught up on MCU movies.

    • Facts

      I think the North wins.

      • Death Rollins

        But the South has better branding.

  • johntcole

    So I see Kyle O’Reilly didn’t re-sign with ROH

  • Ioan Morris

    After the UK Championship tournament next weekend I think I’m going to be burned out on wrestling for a little while.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Tonight on BoD Smackdown:

    Past Six Losers of BoD Rumble Qualifiers in a Battle Royal, with the
    winner getting a Rumble spot: TatR vs. Kenny vs. Vinson vs. Bobby vs.
    Ferrari vs. Matthew Maynard Adams
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Cultstatus vs. Biff
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Camp Cleveland vs. Strike Force
    Tommy Hall Debuts
    The Night Shift Debuts
    Hoss vs. Dwarn in a No Holds Barred Match

    • Night

      Dwarn!

    • Facts

      Dwarn!

    • Who did the ENE fight? I missed the last show.

      • Bones

        A 30 minute match against jobbers lol

        • djowalsen: Known Hater

          Trunks Barlowe was really trying his hardest to keep them down.

    • #HOSSAPPROVED

    • Bobby

      What time?

    • And A Diddly New Year

      So Jobber has to put over Tommy Hall AND the Night Shift in the same show?

      • Brian_Bayless

        I created another jobber, The Masked Loser.

  • The local axe throwing league no longer allows you to bring your own booze.

    • I think we’ve discussed this weird league before. I remember being amazed that such a thing exists.

    • Starscreamlive

      Is that really a thing?
      Getting drunk and throwing axes with a group of other people sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. I imagine they’d have great stories to tell to their grandchildren one day though.

      • Death Rollins

        The ones who are still able to have grandchildren after Axe League, anyway.

      • It’s very much a thing. You used to be able to bring your own booze, but now they’re getting licensed and selling.

        • Starscreamlive

          Sounds like fun. Or at least it did before the byob was banned.

    • Screw them. I’m joining the Axe Catching League.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    For me personally. I only give a match ***** 2 or 3 times a year, and I’ve done it at each of the mast three Wrestle Kingdoms.

    I love January 4th.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      WK needs more lizards and blow up dolls for my taste

      • And third girls from the right?

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          I don’t know what that means.

          • It’s an old insult reference to C-/D-list celebs…

            “Your most famous role was third girl from the right in a Godzilla movie!”

      • Wade

        Sounds like you need DDT Peter Pan from August!

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          I watched the Ibushi vs Apartment Complex match the other day, holy shit forty stars I think

          • Ibushi did some good work as Tiger Mask W. Despite the goofy-ass mask.

      • They sometimes have dinosaurs.

        • And bunnies.

          THE MOMENT I find a picture, she’s becoming my avatar. If only for a few days.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          Oh that’s just an entrance, actual match with a dinosaur or gtfo

    • I almost never give out ***** when I see something the first time. I did today. (I did for Shawn-Angle at 21 too but i didn’t ‘rate’ matches back then.)

  • Death Rollins

    So who else is likely for the Hall this year? If Angle wasn’t in crazy mode, maybe that news item from the other day means he’s the headliner?

    • Wade

      Is Vader in yet? If not he’s a lock now.

      • Night

        I feel like Vader isn’t very well-liked. So they won’t rush to induct him.

        • Wade

          He’s DDPs current “rescue.”

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            LOL! Ok now I’m going to think of all these losers as Page’s rescue dogs, thanks for that, that’s fucking hilarious

          • Starscreamlive

            Has DDP actually announced that he’s helping Vader, or is Vader just doing the workouts on his own? I haven’t seen anything official on Dallas’ youtube or facebook.

          • They took a picture together yesterday so he’s helping him

      • Death Rollins

        He’s not! He inducted Stan Hansen last year, though.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Anyone trying to get from the bedroom to the bathroom is likely for the hall. Whew. It’s a tired day.

    • Miko363

      Can’t wait for Angle to get on the mic and announce that he’s getting a title shot the night after Mania while Vince and HHH look on in horror.

    • Probably Vader since he told everyone he was dying, got a campaign started to get him inducted, then was like “LOL I went to a better doctor who says I’m fine”.

      I’d like to see any one of Sid, Martel or Rude (less likely because of being dead) inducted.

      • Death Rollins

        There’s usually one posthumous induction. Rude seems like a good option there.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      DDP, Vader, Sid, Rude, Muhammad Ali, and for the ladies… um… Luna? Really running low there.

    • Starscreamlive

      I’d still like to see Bundy and/or Kamala.

  • DAJackson7

    Why do they have an Interstate Highway in Hawaii? Shouldn’t it be the Intrastate?

  • Miko363

    AJ cheapshotting Cena last night was one of my favorite things ever. The timing was perfect.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez

    Allergies are killing me today. My face feels like Sloth from the Goonies

    • I read that as “Alligators” at first. I need more coffee…

    • Night

      Better than Sloth from the movie Se7en.

    • Starscreamlive

      “Hey you guys!”

    • RudoWakening

      I was that way yesterday and it SUUUUUUUUCKED

  • PhilStubington

    ‘At least you didn’t lose your kid’: Footballer is
    FIRED after sending vile tweets to Premier League star taunting him over
    the death of his stillborn child
    Alfie Barker, 19, taunted Bournemouth’s Harry Arter after 3-3 draw with Arsenal
    Barker tweeted: ‘Big hype just for a disappointment like the 9 months leading up to your childs (sic) birth.’
    Arter, 27, and fiancee Rachel Irwin had stillborn baby Renee in December 2015
    Couple said to be upset by comments, which have also caused outrage onlineBarker sacked by Hitchin and his loan to Codicote has also been terminated

    • Remember what we were saying about teenagers being stupid? This.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      TIL Bruce Chung plays for Arsenal

      • RudoWakening

        Winner.

  • Finally sent out PlayStation friend requests to Bayless, Dwayne and Rudo. Anyone else?

  • Bones

    I forgot about I-80 through PA. Doesn’t suck as much as the turnpike but if you like trucks everywhere and shitty road conditions while driving through a lot of nothing that’s the road for you.

  • oh yeah everyone send me your PS4 tags

    • RudoWakening

      RudoWakening

    • I got a new coat for Christmas. It still has the tags. You can have them.

      If you want.

  • Good God. A Google Map search for Toronto Axe Throwing gives three locations.

  • The Paperboy

    Had a wisdom tooth taken out in the morning…I wish I didn’t go work straight after

    • ….did you have taken out without anesthetic? Cause you shouldn’t be going anywhere after the surgery?

      • The Paperboy

        Nah just normal injections

    • I would have taken the day.

    • RudoWakening

      Good glob, man! That was a terrible idea!

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      That sounds terrible. Hopefully the drugs get you through the day. I did not have fun when they pulled mine.

  • Andrew Champagne

    Heard Van Hagar’s “Best of Both Worlds” on the radio this morning and now I can’t get it out of my head. Blessing or curse? Discuss.

    • Starscreamlive

      Better than Hannah Montana’s “Best of Both Worlds”.

    • Here’s Hannah Montana doing hers:

      • Andrew Champagne

        Go away.

    • RudoWakening

      Curse. Definite curse. A blessing would be hearing “Poundcake,” “Summer Nights,” or “Cabo Wabo”

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Sammy Hagar’s Jägermeister: Hägermeister

  • just logged into the playstation website for the first time.. pretty disappointing… I can’t even add friend requests or confirm requests from here?

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Is there a purpose to the friends thing if you’re not going to play games together? Like I never actually play stuff on my PS4, just get angry at the network stream.

      • Starscreamlive

        Other than compare trophies, I don’t think so.

      • I also just downloaded the PS app on my phone. Apparently there’s messaging, too. I’m just gonna bother Rudo all day with inane messages.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          So just like I do then only via text, fun!

    • RudoWakening

      I just sent you a request

    • nevermind I was in the sony network for some reason

  • Facts

    Who

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Betta than Kanyon?

    • Jim Neidhart?

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      ….are you

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        I REALLY WANNA KNOW

        • “No Way Jose” Gomez

          *riff*

    • Andrew Champagne

      He’s on first.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      smelt it, dealt it

    • Starscreamlive

      ‘s there?

  • Robert

    The lady started watching The Crown on Netflix yesterday, and surprisingly, it didn’t suck. I might keep watching it with her.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      We binged the first 4 eps and, yes, pretty good. But after we stopped we haven’t felt a compelling desire to go back and wrap it up. After all it’s not really a story that has an ending…

  • Ioan Morris

    Just looked at my bank account for the first time since before Christmas. Oh fuck.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      NOW who is wishing they’d saved that awesome $8.50?! Hmmmm?

      • Ioan Morris

        Curse you, Gedo!!!

    • the good fuck or the bad fuck?

      • Ioan Morris

        Not good.

        • RudoWakening

          Likewise.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Just looked at my pay check for this week. Actually a lot more than I thought given I only worked like 2 days last week. I’m guessing they rolled over the Christmas pay for this check

      • Ioan Morris

        I envy your relative prosperity this week.

        • “No Way Jose” Gomez

          I’m actually glad we won’t be eating ramin and sandwhiches this week lol

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Yeah, I just checked my credit card bill as well. It was not pretty. But they did increase my credit limit by three thousand!

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        I can’t wait until mine goes over 9000!!!!

      • Ioan Morris

        My bank account cut the interest rate on my account by half. Thanks Brexit.

    • chicagodem79

      Sometimes I wish I had weekly pay like I did when I was a contractor. But that’s probably not good for me financially so I’m good with the bi-monthly pay schedule.

    • I’ve got tons of money in my account and I get paid Friday. Need a loan, Ioan?

      HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

      Oh, that one felt good.

      • Ioan Morris

        Curse you, sans serif fonts!

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Thanks to Facebook memories for reminding me that on this day 7 years ago, I had 3 TVs hooked up to cable to watch Boise State vs TCU, Bret Hart returning to Raw, and Hulk Hogan debuting in TNA

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      I always think of the “new” Monday Night “War” that started on Jan. 4, 2010.

      • RudoWakening

        Those sure were the halcyon days, weren’t they?

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          After the first TNA segment, it felt a lot like the “war” between the US and Grenada.

    • Bones

      Let’s see I have an ex saying she loved me and I made fun of Michigan for winning a bowl game they didn’t deserve to be in

      • And A Diddly New Year

        That must have been that game vs. Virginia Tech

        • Bones

          Very good Diddly

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Wow, that was 7 years ago. I remember streaming both shows. That was probably the first episode of Impact I ever watched.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Mine was that I was gonna watch the second season of Daredevil over B v S last year

  • The Backyard Axe Throwing League in Ottawa is indoors and in an industrial park. I feel lied to.

    • Night

      That’s not a yard at all!

  • Stranger In the Alps

    On the road to Dallas for work and I’m stopped at the Czech bakery on I-35 for some hot tea and a kolache or two.

    • This is the new normal.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Would anybody from Texas care to explain how the state became a hotbed for Czechs?

      • DAJackson7

        I want to know why St Louis is filled with Bosnians

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          It is odd how they picked St. Louis. I remember a few years ago when one of the Bosnians was murdered and the entire community got prepared like they were going to war. You don’t mess with Bosnians.

          • DAJackson7

            Yeah i remember that too. Everyone of them i’ve met has been awesome, but seriously, why Stl?

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Never been able to figure that out myself.

        • PhilStubington

          Probably the same reason Idaho has loads of Basques. The home country economy collapsed and they went somewhere they could build a new life.

        • Death Rollins

          Utica, too.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        There’s a culture center here in San Antonio that actually explains that

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Bullriding? I bet it’s the bullriding.

    • flamingtoilet

      Good choice!

  • Jeremy Rinehart

    Miz was channeling a little Randy Savage at the end of his promo last night

    • The Rabid One

      Dude, he was heeling as heeling can be. I want to boo him now.

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        It’s not a criticism, he was outstanding last night

    • maskedcabana

      He totally needs to rip off this promo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfosfT8Ojbg

      • Jeremy Rinehart

        It reminded me of Savage’s “I hate Hulk Hogan” promo

  • Brian_Bayless

    Got some bad news: My wife went to work today and got a letter than her position was terminated.

    • DAJackson7

      Whoa that sucks

    • Andrew Champagne

      I’m so sorry.

      She went to work and got a LETTER??? That’s…pretty despicable.

      • The Rabid One

        It may have been worse to receive it as a fax, but it’s still fucked up

        • Matthew Maynard Adams

          Or by Fed-Ex.

          • The Rabid One

            Oh Damn, a Fed-Ex firing at work of all places. That’s triple levels of what the fuck as you open that cardboard envelope

          • Big D Wangston

            “OOOOOH, everybody look! Somebody got a package!!! OPEN IT OPEN IT!!
            . . . . . . . . . . . Oh, that is not a good package.”

    • chicagodem79

      That sucks, sorry to hear that. Been there done that in my career, multiple times. Is there a relatively decent termination package?

      • Brian_Bayless

        A mediocre package. She has a ton of sick and vacation time and even bonuses she is due though that adds up though.

    • What a shitty thing to do.

    • Bones

      Shit that sucks. Was there any indication of this happening?

      Via letter is a gutless chickenshit way to do it too.

      • RudoWakening

        Well, she does work for Eric Bischoff.

      • Brian_Bayless

        A few other people in her position got let go at other locations so she had a feeling something was up but this was still a huge shock

    • RudoWakening

      That sucks man. Hopefully she’ll find something soon. In the meantime, tell her to file for unemployment. I know that Massachusetts pays well

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Oh man, that’s a fucking bummer dude. Does her field have a decent job market at least?

      • Brian_Bayless

        She got referred to a bunch of recruiters by some former colleagues.

    • Night

      That sucks. Happy New Year, you assholes who fired Bayless’ wife.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      That sucks, man.

    • The Rabid One

      Sorry man, I hope she jumps back on her feet for something even better.

    • I’m sorry dude.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Oh god guy, that’s awful. So sorry to hear.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Ugh, happy new year

    • PhilStubington

      Fucking sucks that people would do that straight after the most expensive time of year.

      • Robert

        My next door neighbor was laid off 2 weeks before Christmas.

    • Robert

      A letter? That’s ice cold. They could have told her in person.

      • Brian_Bayless

        They gave her a letter after a marketing meeting

        • Robert

          So she had to sit through a meeting and then got the boot via letter? That ain’t right at all.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Nope.

    • Ugh.

    • That sucks. Is she in a field where she can find work quickly?

      • Brian_Bayless

        Yes and no. Lots of positions but tons of candidates too

        • PhilStubington

          Can she do some contract work in the meantime?

          • Brian_Bayless

            Probably not

    • Ioan Morris

      That’s shitty.

    • Starscreamlive

      Hopefully it will be a quick rebound. Best of luck to her and both of you.

    • Death Rollins

      That sucks, man. I’m sorry.

    • Mikey

      That is awful. I’m very sorry to hear this.

  • RudoWakening

    I made it to the final mission in Watch Dogs 2 yesterday but turned it off in favour of 2K17 because I’m just not ready to beat that game yet.

  • Facts

    Batman Arkham Knight is so much fun.

  • Bones

    Remember everyone, shit can happen and never burn bridges. You never know when you might have to call in a favor.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      I always touch up my resume every so often. I’m lucky to have enough of a skill set to where I can land somewhere if anything happens at my job

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Yep, yearly resume update… even if you’re not looking.

        • RudoWakening

          I do mine after each job I go to

      • Bones

        I have three different resumes that highlight various things depending on what job I’m after

        • “No Way Jose” Gomez

          I just highlight the top 3 or 4, then add a “I’m also good at”

  • Bones

    Maybe I’m wrong, but don’t companies generally start hiring after tax season?

    • Robert

      A lot of them start right after the first of the year.

    • maskedcabana

      Depends if they go by calendar year or financial calendar year.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Not accounting firms.

    • PhilStubington

      Not WWE.

    • The Rabid One

      Financial Year will be sometime in October like the Governments, when your budget is set in place then.

  • RudoWakening
    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      I smell bacon

    • Looks like a garden variety, non-noteworthy bit of bacon.

      • A garden of bacon, however, would be quite noteworthy.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Nothing beats Air Pig

  • Oh shit, son! Business is about to pick up, now!

  • https://streamable.com/474q1

    Also, similar gag, but it’s basically Vince’s wet dream.

  • The Rabid One

    I am lucky to have the same stable job for the last Eleven years. I will not leave this government job, retirement is set.

    • Bones

      I work for the Feds as well as a contractor

    • I’m lucky in that I’m in a very niche position in a relatively strong industry. If I ever did lose my job it should be relatively easy to get another similar one.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Our company as a whole started to downsize back in September of ’15, but I’m lucky to be part of the region of jobs where it’s like “SOMEONE has to make this product”

    • After eight years in the private sector, government work for the past 12 years has been much more preferable. I’m willing to put up with the occasional stupid shit in exchange for a steady paycheque.

      • chicagodem79

        It’s funny, my experience with government work has been poor (worked for the U.S. Census Bureau for a couple of years). The combo of the inertia plus having to deal with the public at their worst (try doing a Census Bureau survey with a moron who’s complaining about the government when you have nothing to do with any of that stuff and am just trying to do your job). I couldn’t do it….or I’d rather not do it lol.

        • PhilStubington

          Oh fuck yes – Government clients in survey research. Don’t get me started.

        • The Rabid One

          Sir how many are in your household?

          You from the government?? Why you trying to take our guns??

          Sir, I am only here to count the residents.

          Why? So you can find space to put us in those relocation FEMA camps??? I know what you’re gonna do, you gonna kill us, kill all us Americans and transport 110 million South Americans to take our place.

          Sir, I barely have the power to put on my socks, let alone get you into a camp, can I please have a number?

          Seven, but don’t you be counting my sister, she’s a bitch anyways.

          Sir is that seven with one bitch, or eight including the bitch?

          • chicagodem79

            Pretty much how a lot of them went lol, and that’s a good one where they’re actually talking to you instead of hanging up on you or slamming the door in your face lol.

          • juvydriver

            I went in to take the test to see if I qualified for employment with the census bureau. My original hope was to just pass it. After 2 (of 25) questions, I said, “If I miss a single question, I may kill myself…” I found out you had to answer 9 questions correctly (out of 25) to pass. Thankfully, I answered all 25 correctly (it definitely wasn’t rocket surgery).

            I explained to them that I had a full time job and I was just looking for something part time or in the evenings, weekends, etc. I got a call a week or two later and they offered me a full time M-F (temp) job. I explained that I already had a job and was looking for something part time in the evenings, weekends, etc. They called me again about a week later and offered me a full time M-F (temp job). I explained that I already had a job and was looking for something part time in the evenings, weekends, etc. The lady said, “Would you like me to note that here on your file?” Yes, please. And I never heard from them again.

          • The Rabid One

            Some times the recruiters get told of one mission, I.e hire only full times. So they will keep at it until they get them. It’s not that they don’t understand, it’s the rules passed on by the powers that be.

        • Oh, yeah, this. I was a census taker once and yeah, that job sucked so hard.

      • Bones

        Who do you work for?

        • Canadian federal government. Worked in the tax agency’s call centre for most of that time, but now working as a project officer.

  • My wife gave me a bacon wall calendar for Christmas. It features 13 delicious months.

    • The Rabid One

      Much better than the Jelly of the Month club I received.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        That’s the gift that keeps on giving

        • Big D Wangston

          Only if every month is apple or grape

    • RudoWakening

      Even Smarch?

    • Delicious Smarch bacon

  • Robert

    I’ve only wished ill on one employer. I hope all the bad things in life happen to those chickenshit cowards. But the rest, I’ve always gone out the door with respectfully and shaking hands. Never left one high & dry on tasks that were assigned to me either.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I wish ill on every former employer. I can’t even tell you the raging boner I get every time I’ve left a paper and they’ve closed within six months/a year. Oh god, the turgidity

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      I only do that with one

  • chicagodem79

    Damn 2 days in a row of Disqus not automatically updating. What the hell Disqus?!?!?!

    (I’d never want this blog to go to Facebook comments, so hopefully there’s just a temporary bug or something….)

    • The Rabid One

      On my work computer it does not allow auto-updates so I am always clicking on sort by newest.

      • DAJackson7

        Have you went to the Disqus site for that? Once i switched to that the auto updates work

  • Robert

    My friend in Chicago sent me 4 packs of bacon sausage for Christmas. Friends, I’m telling you, this food was made by the hands of God himself.

    http://www.baconfreak.com/big-fork-brand-bacon-sausage.html

    • Bacon sausage? It’s ABOUT DAMN TIME!

    • chicagodem79

      Bacon sausage….hmmmm….I”m not sure what to think of that….lol

  • itwastyped

    I was never a big fan of DDP, but the guy is an absolute treasure. Saw he was training Vader the other day as well. A genuine kind soul in a business full of ruthless fuckers

    • PhilStubington

      Training him to squash upperty British Cruiserweights who get ideas above their station.

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    I had a guy submit a resume, and under Skills he listed… “Everquest – 10 Years.”

    • hire that man!

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        He put a tagline under his name… “I think we can all agree… the past is done.”

        • jesus………….

        • Death Rollins

          Don’t hire him! Everquest is never done!

        • The Rabid One

          Dude, I bet he can find ways to sneak you into E3, Hire that fool.

    • Miko363

      So he’s loyal!

  • juvydriver

    Has anyone listened to Jericho’s interview with Teddy Hart? I listened the other day and I can’t decide if I think Teddy is a decent guy (who is still a little weird) or if he is a scam artist.

  • Ioan Morris

    Oh, so WWE is acknowledging the ratings stuff.

    • Mick

      Its easy to count the 10 people that watch

    • itwastyped

      Almost a year ago Shane returned and was talking about how ratings are in the toilet every week (think he literally used that phrase)… glimmer of hope…. same old shit a year on!

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Most of my peers in undergrad couldn’t write resumes for shit. And then they complained about not finding decent jobs.

    • PhilStubington

      Remember boys and girls typos aren’t cool. And try to have a better email address than bigboy97@hotmail.com.

      • Death Rollins

        afroninja420@netzero.com has gotten me by all these years just fine!

      • juvydriver

        I remember in college (late 90s) a recruiter talking about how hard it was to take someone seriously when their email address was something like “hotgirl69@aol.com.”

    • Death Rollins

      That’s a skill I really wish was taught in school. Not necessarily undergrad, but high school, you know?

      • juvydriver

        The local high school finally (7 or 8 years ago) introduced a basic finance class so they could teach people about balancing a checkbook and how interest on loans worked, etc. It’s in the same vein of useful knowledge as resume writing.

        • Death Rollins

          We did some of that in a mandatory Home Ec class in 8th or 9th grade, but that’s a little early for that kind of thing. That should be a class for seniors – basic finance, job search, and networking skills.

          • juvydriver

            When I was in HS, they offered a class (mostly for guys) called “Single Living.” Sort of Home Ec’y…taught basic cooking and how to do a lot of household stuff that it was likely your mom would have been handling.

            I honestly kick myself now for not trying to work in some sort of shop class. I had stupid electives I could have dropped and taken a class about working on engines, etc I wasn’t interested at the time, but now I think I was stupid.

          • chicagodem79

            Same here. I’m not very handy at all, so it costs me money in the long run. This summer, I’m determined to at least try more DIY stuff, even if I fail at it lol.

          • juvydriver

            I’ve been trying to do that a little more. There is still a ton of stuff I’m just afraid to tackle.

  • Bones

    One employer I detested greatly but kept my mouth shut and left on good terms.

    The newspaper I wrote for, the only real complaint I had was abysmal pay.

    • DAJackson7

      The chick i dated before my current fiancee was a reporter for a weekly small town paper, i never understood how they made money. Now she’s editor and i’m sure they won’t be around in five years. One really if they are lucky.

      • Bones

        Small town papers will be better off than a lot of others actually.

        • DAJackson7

          It competes with an area wide daily though, so it seems redundant

      • Low salaries help offset the revenue they bring in.

    • juvydriver

      It’s almost never worth it to burn a bridge with an employer unless you hit the lottery or something.

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    Squishface has had an ear infection/fever for a little over two days now. I think I’m going to spend the entire day watching 1997 from a floor while he plays in the bathtub lol

    • my tv dvds aren’t at my library branch yet!
      But I have a hard drive formatted and ready to go to rip them on my work PC and play them on my mac air at home!

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Told ya, haha. The library is amazing.

    • also…ear infections are the worst at any age

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        It’s one of those fun things where I get to hear lots of, “You know he gets these because of you right?” I had tons of ear infections growing up, she had none. Genetics are dumb.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    As much as I hate the Miz (and I do so ever hate him), I do approve of the running feud between him & Dean Ambrose and the ladies. I mean, at least it’s something, you know what I mean? Not just like Roman Reigns being a dick to Rusev and them calling that a feud.

    • Death Rollins

      It’s a nice, well-constructed feud that they’ll probably both look better coming out of. Can’t ask for much more than that.

      • chicagodem79

        I said it, Wrestlemania, Dean/Renee vs Miz/Maryse. That just sounds like a Wrestlemania match which actually would get some heat.

        • Death Rollins

          Renee getting a pin on Maryse would probably get a big pop, actually. And the match would be treated like a bigger deal for both guys than an IC title match.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Oh, fuck this is totally happening.
            because WrestleMania is all about the manufactured MOMENTS.
            So, not-wrestler Renee pinning retired former champion Maryse is definitely going to be a WRESTLEMANIA MOMENT.

          • Death Rollins

            Probably. But people genuinely like Renee and Dean, and Miz and Maryse are good at heelin’, so the reaction will be decent. It’s seriously going to be better for Dean and Miz than anything else they could be doing this Mania.

        • The Polish Hammer

          That assumes Dean/Renee are still a couple by Mania or, if not, professional enough to play the roles. We’re not exactly talking Savage/Elizabeth here.

    • johntcole

      I’m being serious here, what has Miz done lately to deserve people still hating him.

      What more does he have to do.

      • Death Rollins

        Not be Miz, probably. He’s a good talent to have around, and I think people are confusing wrestling heel hateable with “I hate him”.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I’ve just never bought him at the levels he’s been pushed to. Similar to a Jeff Jarrett. He’ll probably never win me over, but his current work slips him into an “eh, he’s fine in that role” category. I just hate the idea that career longevity will likely lead to a point where I’m supposed to consider him a legend on par with a Chris Jericho.

        • Death Rollins

          That’s fair. He’s a good upper midcard, promo-centric guy who fits really well in the WWE house style. He’ll be there forever and they’ll probably end up treating him like he’s someone like Jericho, yeah.

    • Bones

      Ones that want limited government and fiscal responsibility?

      Where are those ones?

      • Not getting funded by anyone because the others are willing to take the payoffs.

    • DAJackson7

      Good job

    • Mick

      Speaking of, did you see the Diamondbacks sued the county because Chase Field isn’t good enough?

      • DAJackson7

        Yep, fuck them and the Rangers. Basically the D-Bags only want astesticcal upgrades to not make it look so empty

  • PhilStubington

    Civil War just started on the movie channel. Hopefully will wash the stench of crap left around from B vs S.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      It will

      • JosephM

        Hulu is kicking ass though by having the Indy films AND the Lethal Weapon films.

        Just ignore the fourth entries in both cases.

    • The Rabid One

      It’s also on Netflix by the way

  • johntcole
    • Mick

      All fun and games until he blows out his back.

  • Bones

    Do high schools teach kids things like how to write resumes, managing money, keeping a budget or any life skills?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Absolutely not

    • Mick

      yes

    • Death Rollins

      Some, but it’s usually as an elective. So individual schools come up with those things.

    • itwastyped

      No but I’ve heard people with brains suggest this for years

      • juvydriver

        A guy I used to go to church with was on the school board here and he hammered them about it for several years before they finally made it a requirement.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Mine did, strictly because my mother and one of her coworker friends instituted an entire program that lasted all four years that taught all that type of stuff.

      • Bones

        Mine had a half-assed “adult living” half a year class. There were some things like checkbook balancing and whatnot

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          They had an entire life skills program that was taught in a, kind of a home room thing, but it was only like once a month. They made it a graduation requirement too, you weren’t getting out of there without being able to do a resume or claw through a mock job interview. Lots of people hated it but I really think some of those kids needed it quite desperately.

          • Bones

            It would be more useful than calculus

    • No, they only teach trigonometry and advanced chemistry. The education system in this country is a disgrace.

    • The Silver Fox

      Not mine

    • Mikey

      Mine did. Resumes especially. It’s tough to help a 16 year old manage a 401K fund lol.

    • Clark O’Brien

      My school did Expeessive Arts, utter wank.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Back in my day my school had it bundled in with the Home Economics program, meaning most students didn’t take it because Home Ec was seen as the baking/sewing/taking care of babies class.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        One of my favorite classes in school! I always looked at Home Ec like, “I’m 15 and want nothing more than to be out of my parents house and on my own. This is the class that will show me how to survive that.”

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Not mine.

    • Mine kinda taught us how to write a resume

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Civics and careers class is mandatory in 10th grade in Ontario for all that.

  • Robert

    I’ve seen people list their parents as references.

  • JosephM

    Okay, so say Corbin hits the Rumble at say, number 9, starts doing the Diesel thing till number 15 which is…Strowman.

    I would mark the fuck out.

  • season 2 of Rockford files is in transit!

    • Clark O’Brien

      I used to watch that show with my Grandad.

  • Mikey

    Sounds like WrestleKingdom was a solid B+ player

  • ETRuinedEWN

    i’ll take a top to bottom 2 and a half NXT show over a 6 hour NJPW over any day.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      ok

    • jobber123

      Lol you’re welcome to it

      • ETRuinedEWN

        how can people bitch and moan about the length of WWE PPVs and praise NJPW so much? it makes no sense.

        • Dwayne

          Easy. They like the product better.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          Because the super long WWE show is usually boring with bad wrestling and the NJPW show is super long and exciting and fun.

          I think anyway, personally I didn’t watch I figure I’ll catch the 2-3 best matches sometime today or something.

          • Everything is better when you have no idea what the commentators are saying!

          • Kelly and Corino did okay with the English announcing… they had their “STFU” moments, but very very few of them.

            Mainly KK’s attempts to call every decent move “THE END OF THE MATCH!!!… KICK OUT!”

          • With Steve Corino calling it, I stand by my earlier statement. I do like Kevin Kelly, though.

          • Corino calling Liger a “dirty old man” because he happened to be calling the one match with Yujiro and his harem in it was classic.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          6 consistently entertaining hours is better than 6 up and down hours.

          Also, WK is 6 hours of wrestling. Wrestlemania is 3 hours of wrestling and 3 hours of bullshit

  • Robert

    CLEMSON, S.C. — While Clemson defensive lineman Christian Wilkins worked to defuse the controversy surrounding a play in the Playstation Fiesta Bowl in which he grabbed the groin of Ohio State’s Curtis Samuel, teammate Ben Boulware threw fuel onto the fire Wednesday.

    “We’ve done it all year to mess with players,” Boulware said. “No one has done it as aggressive as Christian did. We try to be more discreet about it. He grabbed a handful.”

    “The game is so serious and locked in, and you do stuff to break up the seriousness of the game,” Boulware said. “People are trying to say sexual assault, and people who say that have never played football, never been in a locker room, seen the weird stuff — we’re together every day for years, and you get very comfortable with each other.”

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Yeah…but you don’t see opponents everyday for years.
      Still sounds a bit like sexual assault.

    • Death Rollins

      Why won’t we just let sexually confused football players fondle each other in peace?

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Back in MY day we only groped one another in the locker room!
        Out on that field, it’s war! You ain’t supposed to be out there gropin the foe. The adversary. You should be wanting to fight that man!
        And then grope in the locker room!

    • Dwayne

      I’ve played sports and that stuff didn’t happen around me.

      • Death Rollins

        Were you playing them right? Check your nads – is there a meaty hand resting on them? If not, you may want to attend more practices.

    • The Polish Hammer

      It would take much less effort to just say “We’re here, we’re queer, get used to it.”

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      “I mean, a guy slips his hog into another guy’s brown eye, it’s just the tip. Just horseplay to let off steam. You reach back and jiggle his balls a little and everything’s cool. There’s no eye contact. It’s all about comraderie and sportsmanship. We’re all focused on the game. You let a guy finish then you get back out there on the field.”

  • going to turn on Smackdown while I start looking at Edinburgh hotel’s and B&Bs

  • chicagodem79

    Piggybacking off the discussion earlier….checkbook balancing, who actually does that still? I remember learning that in high school, but I never really did it even back then. (I actually did at least read the monthly statements to make sure there wasn’t anything weird going on).

    • I do…but with an app. I very rarely actually look at my checkbook, let alone, write a real check

    • The Rabid One

      Now a days it mobile phone ap balancing. In other words do I have enough cash, lets look at my bank balance. Ah shit, poor again.

    • now that I’m retired Sunday mornings is for me to pull out an abacus, my check book and get it all balanced

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Check… book?

    • juvydriver

      I think the issue with a lot of people is (and it was for me when I was younger) is that you call the bank (or online now) and they tell you your balance and many people think that’s what they have, without consideration of the check they wrote to the power company or the fact that the gas station only has a $1 hold on their debit card for the $40 in gas they purchased that morning, etc.

      • chicagodem79

        I never use my debit card actually at the pump anymore for that reason. I always go in the store now.

    • I keep an eye on my bank/CC balances online, make sure no funny business is happening to either. I check at least once every 3-7 days, depending on recent actions.

      • My bank app on my phone gives me my available balance, and tells me about all outstanding payments. I can’t remember the last time I overdrew my account. Who needs to balance a checkbook any more?

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Having to reload the page to see most of the new comments… is that just me?

    • nope, I’m doing it too

    • Bones

      Not just you. It’s only been acting up on my laptop

    • The Rabid One

      I do it, I am not traveling to Disqus. I like my comfortable blog of doom page

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        It’s no better on the disqus page

    • DAJackson7

      Same

  • The Rabid One

    I got my weekend tickets to Wondercon in Anaheim. It has all the good such as panels, exhibits, costumes, sellers, and entertainment like the San Diego Comiccon, but it’s smaller, easier to navigate and they use an Arena for the big stuff which is better than Hall H in San Diego. Now not all the big wigs go, but it’s still fun for the family.

    • Comdukakis

      I miss comic conventions without the Hollywood glitz. Luckily I went to San Diego when the big deal was meeting Peter David, not seeing movie trailers debut

      • Death Rollins

        I mostly do horror cons and smaller comic cons now. They’re still a lot of fun.

  • Robert

    Cody Rhodes just doesn’t seem to be getting any traction on the independent scene. I think he’s gonna have to really step it up in the ring for WWE to come calling again.

    • Mikey

      Just bring back his wife.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      He’s just not that good is the problem. He can’t have amazing five star matches like some other indy guys and he’s not quite charismatic enough to make it based on some kind of wacky personality.

      Mid-card indy scene seems exactly right for him

      • Stan Ford

        This. He and Sandow were the perfect match because they’re the same worker: can do two or three signature moves, can be trusted not to fuck up in the ring too much and can cut a decent promo with the right material/gimmick.

        Kudos to him for doing what makes him happy, but he was NOT some diamond they never gave the chance to shine.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          For sure, I respect anyone that tells a corporation to eat dicks and goes out on his own but the idea that he was a passed over megasuperstar was always kind of laughable.

    • He didn’t help his cause earlier.

    • Dwayne

      He’s a pretty average worker and performer. His wife is the draw!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      We need to get “The Cody Line” over as a new term for average

    • Wade

      I think he’ll be fine in RoH as a heel, but NJPW is not his skill set.

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s ceiling is WWE midcarder.

      • Robert

        There were people here who believed that he could have been a main eventer. Nobody would ever take Cody Rhodes seriously as a main event guy.

    • Miko363

      I bet Ryan Ward has plenty of great ideas on how to book him…

    • maskedcabana

      He’s got to anchor down in one promotion for a year or 2. Floating around different companies isn’t going to help is cause because he’s just being booked as an attraction.

  • The Polish Hammer

    There are too many goddamn resume “professionals” who prioritize style over substance. “Hey, make your resume stand out by making it look like a restaurant menu! Or putting a ‘video resume’ on a DVD!” If you do that, I’ll get a chuckle out of the desperate attempt and maybe show it to some colleagues to give them a laugh as well. And then it’s going in the garbage.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I have made one video resume, and that was when I applied at a TV news station. Even then it was accompanied by an actual paper resume

    • Death Rollins

      Seriously, just make it attractive and readable. It amazes me that people never ask themselves “Would I like receiving a cutesy resume? Now imagine I’m overworked and cynical. Do I hate this resume even more?”

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I have a very stylized resume I use when applying for design jobs but, I mean, it’s a design job so showing you can fuss about like that is kind of encouraged. Then I have a very boring resume I use for serious applications where I don’t normally even want the job to begin with lol

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    Watching Mac & Dennis Move to the Suburbs. Classic episode.

  • jobber123

    Find got through all of the show. Absolutely crazy. Tanahashi vs Naito was incredible, probably a 5 star match, and Omega vs Okada delivered the goods. I was surprised they didn’t pull the trigger on Kenny though. Also Goto vs Shibata will probably be lost in the shuffle for great matches this year but that was fantastic. And Kamaitachi vs KUSHIDA was as awesome as I expected.

    I will say Cody Rhodes is out of his league wrestling there although he is doing good character work. But he’s just good enough in the ring to ever sniff the top of a njpw card.

    And I’m guessing since O’reilly didn’t re-sign and dropped the belt he is done in ROH and is jumping to njpw full-time now?

    • Wade

      Kushida vs Himoru is like a ***** match that lost 3/4* from botches.

      • Ioan Morris

        I only noticed the supposed-to-be ‘rana over the top-rope. What was the other stuff?

        • Wade

          They immediately followed that with the missed flying dropkick.

          • Ioan Morris

            The bit where KUSHIDA caught him in an armbar?

          • Ioan Morris

            I’ll go back and watch it again later. It’s a blur atm.

          • The “seated senton” from the top to the floor seemed to barely graze/miss Kushida also… and the overlong Hoverboard Lock didn’t impress me much.

          • Ioan Morris

            Oh, you mean the seated senton. I know he didn’t get full contact but that’s how it’s supposed to be.

          • The “SPLAT” he made when he hit the mat was a little too much… felt more like Kushida should have sold it as a grazing hit/near miss and just gone right back on offense.

          • Ioan Morris

            I’ll rewatch later. Looked like it hurt like fuck – the guy’s a maniac.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            That’s a senton.

            The catch easy botched but that’s what the move is, not a dropkick.

    • The thing with O’Reilly is if he’s jumping to New Japan…he could still be ROH champion.

  • jobber123

    I’d say the big 4 matches were all 4.25 or better and Naito vs Tanahashi was 5 stars.

    • Ioan Morris

      I’m down a 1/4* on you, but still a hell of hit rate.

  • Wade

    My only real complaint with WK is that if you’re going to have a RoH Title that the crowd doesn’t care about, don’t compound it with the continuance of a feud from RoH that the crowd doesn’t care about. Kyle should have defended against Fale or Ishii or someone that the crowd already knows and has feelings about.

    • Ioan Morris

      Yeah, but Fale or Ishii can’t win the title, which seemed like the main reason for this particular match happening again.

      • Wade

        Why couldn’t Fale win it and drop it?

        • Ioan Morris

          I suspect they would’ve caught shit for giving it to non-ROH wrestlers. It’s an impossible position, really, even Elgin last year couldn’t get people into his match.

    • jobber123

      Kyle had to drop the belt since he’s not under contract but I’m not sure why he had to do it there.

      • aboynamedart

        The Torch is saying he’s got some personal issues going on. Could be that he needed to drop the belt for his own sake.

      • Ioan Morris

        I got the impression that his contract was ending imminently.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      It’s really too bad.

      The match was actually quite good, and on a different card might not have died a death.

      but it’s crowd death to do it there.

  • The Rabid One

    I guess those shots to the heads with coconuts really are good for something. Everyone say thank you to Roddy Piper

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/news/homicide-charges-against-jimmy-superfly-snuka-dismissed-230128096.html

  • Ioan Morris

    Great job from Miz, Bryan and Renee here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=82NmWMKCE0I

    • PhilStubington

      I’d love to know how scripted these three are.

      • chicagodem79

        My guess is they probably have an outline of what they want to do, but they fill in the rest because they are good performers (especially the Miz).

        • PhilStubington

          That was my assumption, that they’re working off bullet points. And it shows (in a good way).

  • juvydriver

    Other than the basic math, reading, etc., the one class I took in high school that I still use every single day is typing. I only took it b/c I needed something to do for a semester.

    • Dwayne

      I cheated in typing class. I do know how to type though because I pretty much got so used to the keyboard that I just remember where everything is.

      • juvydriver

        There was a guy in our class that would constantly look at the keyboard so our teacher just popped the part of the key that had the letter off of the keyboard. Was pretty funny when he was just looking at a bunch of blank keys.

    • The Rabid One

      Yup took mine during summer school and never looked back. I can now type at max 50 WPM. That’s special to me because of my meaty fingers.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I hated it because I could already type faster than my teacher just using hunt and peck and he insisted I learn the correct way. Of course I did and now I’m obscenely fast and thank him for it but man did 15-year-old Marv fucking HAAAAATE that guy for telling me I was doing it wrong lol

      • chicagodem79

        I was TERRIBLE at typing for a long time….ironically enough until the internet yahoo chat era. I actually learned to type much better on that, and then having to type out papers in college made me better. But high school….horrible lol.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          Those chats were a great way to learn speed and accuracy for sure.

          • Starscreamlive

            That, and Typing of the Dead.

        • Death Rollins

          Mackin’ on emo girls on AIM during my formative years is why I type so fast today.

    • Starscreamlive

      I took Typing 1 and Advanced Typing only because my girlfriend was in there. Glad I took those classes for two reasons: because those skills have come in real handy, and also because I married her.

    • Death Rollins

      Typing was mandatory for us in junior high.

    • DAJackson7

      I broke my thumb two weeks into typing class and had a huge cast on my arm the rest of the semester so she just gave me the grade i had at the time. Still just using three fingers on each hand to type

    • The Silver Fox

      Same here (although it was on a typewriter), and I’m still a good typist to this day.

      • juvydriver

        We used a computer, but it wasn’t much of a computer.

  • Stan Ford

    Dolph Ziggler is in a real tough spot. He works better in-ring as a face, but better as a character as a heel.

    I want babyface Dolph Ziggler to double roll on a monkey flip and fall into an active volcano, but heels usually do the heavy lifting in the ring and Dolph’s offense might be less convincing than Ambrose’s.

    • Death Rollins

      If Dolph could do an overhaul of his offense and incorporate some of his amateur background, it could work. He could wrestle in a grindier style, maybe get a good submission finisher or something. He never stopped doing heel selling, anyway.

      • chicagodem79

        I was JUST going to say that, I think he has the ability to completely revamp his in-ring offense. The question is, will they let him do that.

        • The Polish Hammer

          The last dozen people called up from NXT say “no”.

    • Starscreamlive

      The elbow drops to the chest that he does multiple times in a row is a pretty good heel move.

      • jobber123

        He should rename it the King Killer!

        • Starscreamlive

          I had almost forgot about that. He did do that move on Lawler a few minutes before the heart attack.

    • The Polish Hammer

      While Cena chases Ric Flair’s record for most world title wins, Dolph’s going after Big Show’s record of heel/face turns.

    • chicagodem79

      He actually can take a cue from Neville, who has the babyfacest of babyface offense, but he’s toned it down and made it more physical and vicious, while still occasionally pulling off a flashy move, and now changed his finisher from the flashy flippy floppy to a simple superplex.

  • jobber123

    Also Dragon superplex FTW!

    • Ioan Morris

      That and the back body drop were fucking nuts.

  • johntcole

    Ric Flair is about to turn 68 years old. Many told him he’d be wearing out his welcome on earth if he made it past 30.

    • jobber123

      He could probably still have a 3 star match with anyone

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Remember when guys like him, Vince & Hogan were turning 50, and everyone was like “maybe it’s time to walk away from the business, get away from the spotlight…”

  • jobber123

    It’s weird watching a big ppv and being basically totally satisfied lol

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Re-watching X-pac’s promo from 1998. Hall and Nash being held hostage in WCW? lol come on man.

    • Robert

      It must have been hell on them to get their contracts reworked and salaries raised every time someone else got more money. Torture, I say.

    • I’m sure they thought they were being held hostage at any given point in time, depending on how annoyed/high they were.

  • Ioan Morris

    On Talking Smack they announced three matches for next week. Does Raw Talk do similar?

    • Miko363

      I’m sure they announced that Stephanie will announce some matches some other time.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I hear those Japanese folks put on a heck of a rasslin’ attraction last night.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      yokozuna is the only japanese wrestler worth watching.

  • jobber123

    I think Cody is actually above average on the mic. It’s just in the ring he never figured it all out. Probably because he’s from a wwe factory. If he did this first maybe he’d be a player today. But he didn’t and hes not.

    • Robert

      I was just thinking that he needs a lot more work on the indies to learn something other than WWE style. He knows one way to work a match.

      • Miko363

        So you’re saying that all this talk about him being underutilized was………only smoke and mirrors?

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I’ve been watching some Kenny Omega clips on youtube, and boy howdy, that guy has charisma coming out his pores.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      He’s fantastic. He can do five star spot fests, he can do grindy mat matches, he can do absurd characters and insane bouts in fishing ponds and camp grounds. The fucking guy can do it all

      • Night

        Don’t forget beating up little girls!

        To be fair, she was asking for it with that tornado DDT she did on him…

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          That match is incredible for what it is!

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I saw the girl fight.

          I usually don’t care for business exposing things like that, but somehow the guy makes it way too fun to care.

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            It helps that the girl is legitimately terrifying and seems like she can beat anyone up lol

      • Matt_Indeed.

        He also seems bigger than some of these other guys (though I know he isn’t). He’s kind of a Rollins’ size guy, but with way more charisma.

  • Ioan Morris

    Ugh, “wrestling twitter” is depressing.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Its truly awful

      • Ioan Morris

        They watch everything, but apparently try not to like anything.

  • chicagodem79

    So it looks like the Disqus logjam has been cleared (at least for me).

    • chicagodem79

      Nevermind, looks like it’s back….damn lol.

  • jobber123

    I’m gonna have to rewatch half the matches this weekend to catch everything though. That was a lot of good wrestling packed in.

  • Night

    I don’t want Kenny Omega to ever come to WWE.

  • Death Rollins
    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      So… are they mixing movie & comic figures, making the comic characters look like their movie counterparts, or are these spoilers for the new movie? I assume the first.

      • Big D Wangston

        STUPID MOVIE YONDU!!!!!

      • Death Rollins

        Mixing movie and comic figures. It lets them spread out the waves so they can do a bunch of cult/fan favorite characters that might not sell as well.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’m so glad I got out of this game.

      • Death Rollins

        Hah! I only buy favorite characters (2016 gave me Spider-Gwen, Nico Minoru, and Ms. Marvel, and that was all I needed), but I figured people might be interested in new Guardians figures.

      • IT’S NOT A GAME, KENNY! THIS IS REAL LIFE!

        Oooh… Superman!

  • The Polish Hammer

    DDP seems a genuinely nice guy and I’m not going to debate his worthiness for the HoF because the Koko B. Ware rule throws all arguments out the window. But you usually want the first name announced to be a big deal, and I just don’t feel any strong emotion over hearing that it’s DDP. It’s just like “OK… that’s nice.”

    • Death Rollins

      Former WCW World Champion and well-liked name from a huge era of wrestling. I can see why they’d lead off with him. And they might still be securing some of the other names.

    • Robert

      – Three-time, three-time, three-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion
      – World tag team champion
      – World TV champion
      – Won $9 million playing bingo
      – Oh yeah, saved the lives of some burned out drunks and addicts

      I’m cool with it.

      • …wait, he really did win $9 million off of Bingo?

        • Robert

          Kimberly did. Then he stole it. In storyline, of course.

        • No, that’s a WCW storyline.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        – Spared us from US Champion Johnny B Badd by letting the air out of his tires

    • Bones

      He’s an easy human interest story for mainstream press too

    • Got Luger’d

      DDP is definitely worthy of the recognition and even if your only frame of reference is his WWE run, he deserves it for still managing to be over with the crowd despite petty Vince and Undertaker’s complete emasculation of him in the Invasion bullshit.

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    I hope Kenny never goes to WWE. One, because I think it’d be cool if at least one guy makes it through a career without bowing to the McMahons but also because, and not to get all Kail here, but if wrestling is an art that guy needs the biggest canvas available to paint on. None of the stuff I love best about him would ever fly in a corporate setting.

    • Robert

      Would the same apply to the Bucks?

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        I think the Bucks should go. They’d have kickass matches in NXT and within three months this blog would LOVE them

        • Robert

          Sounds like they’d be taking a big pay cut to go.

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            Oh if that’s the case they probably shouldn’t then. I guess? I mean I don’t know what those guys want to do with their careers but if it’s WWE I think they’d do just fine

        • Matt_Indeed.

          If they somehow had morphing abilities and became other people, sure, I would love them.

      • maskedcabana

        Bucks have already hit their ceiling. Really nowhere for them to go other than WWE.

      • Death Rollins

        Honestly, tempering their style in a more rigid atmosphere might actually be good for them.

    • Bones

      But you could hate the guy if he wanted a big payday

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        If he went I’d understand why, I mean I get when it’s your body you want to make all the money possible. But man, he’d lose so much of his ability to create these incredible matches and angles and stuff

    • Kenny_Reigns

      If it makes you feel any better, he hates the WWE.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Yeah I’ve read some of his interviews and I like what he has to say (and like even better how a lot of people seem to misinterpret it)

      • maskedcabana

        I don’t think he really does. He just knows that the less he kisses ass, the more WWE will want him/pay him.

    • That wasn’t even a 0.1 Kail.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Kenny is staying right here! IN THE BOD! *thumbs up*

  • jobber123

    What can I say, Rocky Romero is growing on me

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I like Rocky Raccoon. He checked into his room only to find Gideon’s Bible.

  • Eric Von Erich

    How long was that NJPW show? Looks like the match times alone add up to about 4 hours.

    • I think with the Rumble it’s 5 hours

    • The Rumble was pre-show… the actual show clocked in at around 4:30. VERY LITTLE wasted time in between matches… a WWE PPV with similar match times would clock in north of six hours once all the bullshit was done.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Show was about 3 to 7 30 AM not counting the pre-show.

      So about 5 1/2 hours

  • Ioan Morris

    If you find yourself, like me, wanting to watch non “Sherlock” Sherlock Holmes stories, I can recommend these ITV productions from the 1980s: https://archive.org/details/SherlockHolmesGranada#

    • Starscreamlive

      Basil Rathbone’s stuff was pretty good too. It might not hold up for a lot of people though.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Basil’s the best in my opinion

        • Starscreamlive

          When I’m reading Holmes stories, Basil is the face I put with the character.

      • Ioan Morris

        The Spider Woman is great. Billy Wilder’s Holmes film is brilliant if you’ve not seen it.

        • Starscreamlive

          Haven’t seen it. I like Billy Wilder’s films, so I’ll have to check it out soon. “The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes” right?

          • Ioan Morris

            That’s the one.

    • I enjoy Elementary.

      • Ioan Morris

        I’ve never seen that, but I hear they did a lot of stuff well, like Holmes’ addiction.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          It seems ok as a show for people that like shows…for people that like Sherlock Holmes…uh…yeah not so much

        • Mrs. Hoss & I are at the start of season 3 via Hulu. He starts the show as a recovering addict; Watson is his “sober companion.”

          I’ve never read any Holmes stories, so I’m not indignant over anything the show does. I like the characters, and for the most part, the show is well done.

  • jobber123

    Also that match going so long made me think Omega was winning so I was totally into the end

    • I said it during the watch… at about 20 minutes that match needed two more gears to sniff a full monty. They found about 1 3/4… still one hell of an overall match.

  • Robert

    Did they ever say who DDP’s mysterious benefactor was? Was it Kimberly and her bingo winnings?

    • DAJackson7

      Nope, they just dropped it when he had to beat Johnny B Badd on his way out i think

    • Bones

      Jarrett and his gold

    • Facts

      I think it was supposed to be DiBiase but then the nWo took off.

      • Big D Wangston

        That was the plan as I’ve heard it.

    • Dwayne

      I think the nWo did it.

  • jobber123

    You think Hugh Morris is under the impression he trained kenny omega?

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Hall of Fame? More like Hall of SCUM Fame!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I don’t know NJPW very much….when was the last time an American was heavyweight champion?

    • And A Diddly New Year

      AJ Styles in 2015

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      AJ last year.

    • aboynamedart

      That would be Styles, who won it in May 2014.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      AJ Styles.

    • Anyone else want easy upvotes?

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I seriously didn’t know.

        • I know, it’s still funny when several people answer at once.

    • Ioan Morris

      No Canadian champs though 🙁

  • And A Diddly New Year

    OOOOH! Karl Malone MUST induct DDP!

    • Starscreamlive

      I figured Jake would return the favor. But Karl is not a bad choice. I wouldn’t be upset with that.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      I said that earlier!

  • Brian_Bayless

    ACH to make his EVOLVE debut next show against Matt Riddle

    • Dwayne

      Nice.

    • Ioan Morris

      I saw some people say Riddle/Ospreay wasn’t so great, but then again this was “wrestling twitter”.

    • Let me call the ending…Riddle reverses the Morning Star with a triangle choke for the submision

  • jobber123

    Bayless recapped some shoot years ago from guys in the old nxt talking about DeMott and I just remember them talking about Omega showed that guy zero respect when he was there. Lol

    • Sounds like Curt Hawkins shoot

    • Brian_Bayless

      Omega himself said the training was so shitty and the morale was bad he’d purposely fuck with DeMott because the punishment was just running around and doing drills and he felt it was more important to be in good shape than anything else.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I watched 10 minutes worth of RAW clips on YouTube this week and it made my skin crawl. It’s like some horrible Kabuki Theatre where everything happens in slow-motion and the dialogue sounds like cats yowling.

  • PhilStubington

    Watching Civil War. All I can say is why doesn’t their super secure detention facility have an uninterruptible power supply?

    • Because…

      …(wait for it)…

      …fuck you. That’s why.

  • Robert

    If DDP doesn’t have rib tape on the outside of his tux, I’m going to be greatly disappointed.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Will Tim Kail make a post about how insensitive and racist it was for New Japan force ACH to portray Tiger Mask DARK?

    • I already made that joke during the “Live-ish Watch”.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        THIS OFFENDS ME AND I’M RETREATING INTO MY SAFE SPACE

    • No, he’s retired from being a wrestling journalist. But if you have 30 minutes, he has advice for the wrestling journalists of the future.

      • Ioan Morris

        What?!

        • I’m not sure which part of that you find the most incredulous?

          • Ioan Morris

            I never found out why Kail gave up on wrestling. I need closure.

          • Oh. Well for that, he has a TWO PART series finale podcast. Peyton listened to it if you want a recap. I think the gist of it was that he was *betrayed* by the creative direction of the Shield break-up story.

  • Night

    Norman Smiley is on Talk is Jericho. That should be interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever heard him being interviewed before.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      “For the last time, it’s pronounced Nor-MAN Smi-LAY!”

    • Robert

      Still can’t believe that guy got the Big Wiggle over. I liked Norman.

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    So I don’t understand much about how Japanese wrestling works. Are the contracts as steadfast as they are in the US? Or is it more relaxed and say, a Kenny Omega can do that show last night for NJPW then show up at a soup kitchen to fight someone in DDT next week? It feels like they’re a lot more relaxed about it but I don’t have a firm grasp on the when of most of the matches I’ve watched from over there. It seems like these guys bounce promotions a lot.

    • Ioan Morris

      I think NJPW has most of its talent on exclusive contracts. They do have freelancers who appear, like Ibushi and previously Suzuki.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Does Ibushi just refuse to be locked down? I can’t believe no one has claimed that guy yet

        • Night

          Nakamura said on Jericho’s podcast once that he’s a strange guy and he likes his freedom. It’s too bad because I could see New Japan turning him into a main eventer because he’s legit that good.

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            For sure! Everything I’ve seen him in he was freaking awesome.

          • Thebraziliankid

            Ibushi according to Kenny has legit anxiety issues, so a corporate enviroment basically killed him.

        • Ioan Morris

          Yeah, he’s a wild and free guy. Had a dual contract with DDT and New Japan but reneged on it.

        • jobber123

          He would rather do his own thing than squeeze out every buck. It’s kind of mind blowing in 2016

    • Night

      I think sometimes promoters loan (Loan, not our intrepid Welsh BoD-er) talent to other promotions. And I think contracts generally went year to year until recently when New Japan locked up Okada to a five year deal.

    • jobber123

      Most of those guys are on exclusive year to year deals but njpw will loan out talent a lot.

    • Their contracts are set in stone…but usually a year. That changed when AJ/Nakamura/Gallows/Anderson bailed so they’re starting to do longer contracts.

      I think Okada signed a 5 year deal last year

  • Jackson Smith

    DDP, I like that induction. He better save the lives of three people on the way to the podium, though.

    • PhilStubington

      they could just play one of his videos in place of a speech.

    • Starscreamlive

      Does he need to go full on Benny Hinn mode?

  • jobber123

    Also I’m so going to the g1 in la, and getting the best tickets possible for both shows.

    • Not actual G-1 matches… the tournament runs 7/17-8/13 (from what I was seeing).

      The L.A. shows are probably “preview matches” with the people who will be in G1.

      • jobber123

        :'(

    • Ioan Morris

      I wonder what they mean by G1 Special?

      • Pretty much what I put right below. Not any actual tournament matches, just matches with the talent who will be in the G1.

        • Ioan Morris

          I hope they reduce the number of G1 dates this year in that case. Crazy to put those guys in more matches around then.

          • Considering G1 doesn’t start for another two weeks, 7/1 and 7/2 might end up being the actual lead-in to the G1.

          • Ioan Morris

            Instead of running Korakuen, you mean? Yeah I can see that.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I’m highly considering going as well

    • But that’s happening the same weekend as Days of the Dead Indianapolis…..decisions, decisions

  • Adam The Reindeer

    So between DDP, Vader & Daniel Bryan. It seems like the headliners of the Hall Of fame are covered. Hopefully this means there will be room for guys that should have gone in years ago but seem to be missed out like Rick Martel, King Kong Bundy & Rock N Roll Express.

  • johntcole

    “Kyle O’Reilly became the shortest reigning ROH World champion in the companies history and the only ROH World Champion with 0 successful defenses.”

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Might watch Inception in a bit. Just because.

    • Night

      It’s weird as I think I’ve only seen that once. Maybe a re-watch is in order.

    • Miko363

      The ending doesn’t bother me as much now that Nolan explained what he was going for with it.

      • Night

        I liked the ambiguity of it.

  • Miko363

    Now I kinda want them to have Cena win the title at the Rumble, but do a double turn with AJ. Then have AJ win the Rumble match as a surprise entrant and do face AJ vs. heel champ Cena at Mania.

    • Night

      “Um, excuse me? I think I have a say in this…” – Undertaker

    • DAJackson7

      I love AJ and that sounds great but i really really want Cena away from the belt

  • Bones

    SID for HOF

    • Night

      Absolutely.

    • Dwayne

      Softball HOF

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      *marks off 30 minutes of promo time for acceptance speech on HOF schedule*

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Not because he usually goes long but damn do I *WANT* him to go long. I can listen to Sid do a promo for a year.

      • maskedcabana

        “It’s live, pal.”

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Sid Vicious, Sid Justice or Sycho Sid?

      • Bones

        One this year, next in 2018 and the last in 2019

    • Robert

      And he’s GOT to do part of the speech in a whisper.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      He never seems to have anything to do with WWE anymore, is there some residual heat there or something?

      • Robert

        He showed up on one Raw to destroy Heath Slater. That’s been it.

        • And got one massive pop for doing it, IIRC.

          • Got Luger’d

            Has softball become a year-round thing now or something?

          • Maybe he’s discovered axe throwing.

        • DAJackson7

          I think he showed up at 1000th Raw too, to keep that Slater angle going. I was there, but i was also very very drunk

    • Miko363

      Can Arn Anderson induct him?

    • RudoWakening

      Consigned

  • Brian_Bayless
    • PhilStubington

      Sinclair pumping some money in?

  • jobber123

    The tiger mask stuff was cute but I’m down for a proper ACH vs Ibushi match now.

    • Thebraziliankid

      I think Ibushi will only do this part time mid card shit for now. He burned out after they tried to push him.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I want to keep the dream this is a slow burn to unmasking either to help/challenge Kenny next time he gets a main title shot.

  • Robert

    Let the Masters of the Power Bomb go in together this year. Put Cheatum in too.

    • Bones

      The Beach Blast movie and keeping in character during the Shockmaster debacle should have had him inducted on the first ballot

    • PLAY THE GAME! Play the game…..

  • Matt_Indeed.

    DDP should get the 2 HOF rings. One as a wrestler, and one as the Patron Saint of wrestling.

    • St. Dallas. I kind of dig that.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I really got a huge lol out of Duck calling his success stories his “rescues” like rescue dogs

      • Night

        That poor rescue.

  • Brian_Bayless

    “Current ROH World Champion Kyle O’Reilly isn’t expected to make a
    decision on his future imminently due to personal issues. PWTorch can
    confirm that O’Reilly does not have an offer from NJPW at this time on
    the table, but he does have an offer from ROH. WWE has also expressed
    interest in signing O’Reilly.”

    • jobber123

      OReilly in wwe would be sooooooooo bad. He is the opposite of what they do. I can’t seem him doing dick and ball jokes in a fake doctors outfit before doing a 4 minute comedy match with new day.

  • Brian_Bayless

    “PWTorch has learned that Bobby Fish has re-signed with Ring of Honor.
    Fish had temporarily agreed to dates with the company in 2017 after his
    last contract expired. The length of Fish’s new contract has not been
    confirmed yet.

    Fish entertained offers from WWE, NJPW, and TNA, all of whom
    expressed interest in signing him, but ultimately Fish decided to stay
    with ROH.

    -In other contract news, The Briscoe Brothers signed an 18 month
    contract at the beginning of 2016 and their deals are set to expire at
    the end of June.”

    • Robert

      It seems like the Briscoes have been in ROH forever

      • RudoWakening

        Since 2002 and The Era of Honor Begins!

    • PhilStubington

      Don’t see the WWE signing the Briscos. They’re a PR disaster waiting to happen.

      • Robert

        They’ve gotta be pretty broken down by now too. They’ve had some brutal matches over the years.

      • Miko363

        Didn’t they have zero interest anyway? I don’t think they care about making WWE money and being on the road that much. I think it’s a terrible fit on both sides.

    • juvydriver

      Always interesting to see people “entertained” offers from TNA. There can’t be a guy out there that has any options that would sign with them now…right?

      • Miko363

        I suppose the offer was “entertaining” when they read it to their friends while everyone laughed.

  • RudoWakening

    Goddammit, man I almost had it
    Threw me out the door, they’re callin’ me a faggot

  • Vintage

    Bryan and Vinny discuss the 1998 angle where Undertaker drags Shawn Michaels into a casket and we get a “camera” inside.

    Craig: : If they had put a light on the camera, what would you actually see?
    Bryan: Nothing. That’s why it’s a…
    Vinny: Their taints.
    Bryan: …gimmick. Excuse me?
    Vinny: It’s what they would have seen.
    Bryan: Did you just say that?
    Vinny: Yes

  • maskedcabana

    Going to be a slow news year. By this time last year, Nakamura, Styles and the Club were all rumored to be going to the WWE. Nothing so far this year.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Linda McMahon is actually part of Trumps cabinet, I predict we’ll have plenty to discuss this year.

      • Meh. I bet nobody here could name a single former Small Business Administration Chairman without looking it up. Actually, I bet most wouldn’t know if it’s a Chair, President, Secretary, Head, Czar or what.

        • JimbobJones

          Wasn’t that guy from Monopoly one of those?

    • Night

      Uh, Snuka got off murder charges. That’s huge!

      Jimmy! Jimmy! Jimmy!

    • JimbobJones

      Didn’t you hear? Roman Reigns is going to be THE GUY according to WWE.

      That’s all the news you need

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I feel like I could beat up Kyle O’Reilly.

    • JimbobJones

      I will pay you $8.19 to see you try!

      Edit: Wait… wait… wait…. $8.34. Found 15 cents in the couch.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      That’s hillarious.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Because it’s possibly true?

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Because I really, really doubt you could take him in a fight, by virtue of him being am athlete if nothing else.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Are you sure I’m not an athlete? 🙂

  • mike

    Todd Grisham? Really?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I see him taking Anick’s 2nd tier gig, and Anick moving up.

      • mike

        That would make sense. Anik deserves the main job. I like that he just sticks to pbp instead of trying to create narratives.

        The only time I don’t like him is with Florian – I like Kenny, but their voices are too similar.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          He’ll be good with Rogan.

    • Death Rollins

      Pettengill was robbed!

  • wnyxmcneal

    Nothing says WTF like seeing Shane Douglas on the front page of the Washington Post

    • The Rabid One

      what did he do?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Target have a sales ad?

      • Robert

        I’m crying LOL

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        Week. Dude, there’s a whole article here of stuff to make fun of him about. Why keep harping on the one sensible thing he’s ever done?

        • Matt_Indeed.

          *Weak

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            Damnit. My point is invalid.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            You said it. Not me. 🙂

    • Bones

      A big expose on Target?

    • Adam The Reindeer

      *insert Target joke here

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I said before you did!

        • Bones

          And I said it before you!

          • Matt_Indeed.

            NUH UH.

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        No thanks. That joke is a super dead horse. Why not focus on him being dumb enough to think Trump could be beneficial to him or his money mark?

    • PhilStubington

      “He’s packed stadiums as a headliner in what was then the World Wrestling
      Federation and grappled in back yards for wadded-up ones and fives.”

      Well one of those is true.

      • wnyxmcneal

        A couple years ago, he got a call from Bill Townsend, a pioneering Internet entrepreneur, with the idea of creating a new wrestling organization — one in which the wrestlers would be salaried employees with health benefits. Douglas, though, would be a front-office guy, the chief operating officer.

        The hope is to lure major talent away from the McMahons’ WWE and challenge its dominance in wrestling. People have tried doing this for years with little success. And Douglas knows the odds may be long. But he’s feeling good about the promise of tax breaks from a Republican administration

        Lol

        • PhilStubington

          So long as they don’t employ any Mexican wrestlers.

        • Death Rollins

          …A Republican administration where the former CEO of his chief rival is serving as the head of an agency. Good luck!

      • Adam The Reindeer

        He was in the main event of at least one Royal Rumble PPV!

        • wnyxmcneal

          1991, not in a stadium

    • Jackson Smith

      Blames the government for getting hooked on Oxy, laughs at the president being called a racial slur, has no money but thinks Trump’s tax plan will benefit him. Yeah, that sounds like a Trump supporter to me.

  • Starscreamlive

    If the Briscoes ever went to the WWE, would they still get to be good ol boy country ass kickers or would they become a modern day version of the Bushwackers?

    • maskedcabana

      Bray wanted them in the Wyatt Family.

    • Robert

      You know Vince’s fetish for hillbillies.

    • aboynamedart

      I keep thinking they’d make good attack dogs for Wyatt.

    • Thebraziliankid

      No way they would, coke habits from Jay and Mark, Jay is also a proud Homophobe.

      • Robert

        Coke habits? Doesn’t seem like something ROH would tolerate.

    • Death Rollins

      They’d settle into a new role as PR liabilities.

    • They’d be literal caveman…especially Mark

  • Philippe Tca

    If anyone is interested, my article re the N64 is up! My algorithm didn’t pick any third party games…but on this system, that’s to be expected. Enjoy!

    http://www.thechaoticneutral.com/2017/01/the-totes-mathematical-top-ten-game-list-for-every-console-ever-nintendo-64-edition/

  • johntcole

    “Omarosa Manigault, the former reality star who made a name for herself on Donald Trump’s The Apprentice, will be joining the president-elect’s White House team with a reported focus on “public engagement.””

    • So she was the true Apprentince

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Jesus christ.

      • johntcole

        I wonder how many are kicking themselves now for abandoning Trump after the AH tape leak.

    • The Rabid One

      She was the one we all loved to hate, and now public engagement. This just reeks of trolling. Seriously, on some level Trump just loves to troll people and still some just gobble it up.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4
      • mike

        I have a certain reluctance to click on any gif posted by you….

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          LOL, I’d never post that here I’m not into getting banned

          • Dwayne

            Again

          • johntcole

            Good thing the gif was harmless then, I didn’t know about this person

    • wnyxmcneal

      I interviewed her at one of Trump’s events

      • johntcole

        How was she in person

        • wnyxmcneal

          She was really nice.

  • Robert
    • Somehow…I’m not surprised over Shane voting Trump

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Wow. That article was amazing. I think it shows how desperate people are to believe someone with no plan or experience will someone turn it all around.

      • Ford is expanding operations in Michigan. Obviously it’s already working!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Megyn Kelly to NBC News.

    …So her career is over.

    • The Rabid One

      Probably after her contract, but that contract was more than 20 million dollars.

    • wnyxmcneal

      I’m not sure how the daytime news show is going to work out. But NBC is #1

      • The Rabid One

        But MSNBC is not, they are the lowest of the low. But if it is nightly news, that’s a different kettle of fish.

        • wnyxmcneal

          She’s going to be working for NBC, not MS I think

        • Their audience will probably come back now that they can blame Washington for all the evils of the world. Same way Fox News ratings were up for the Obama administration versus the Bush years.

          • They need a better slate of evening ranters. I like Rachel Maddow, but the rest of the people talking at night lack a sense of humor and I find it annoying.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    – According to a report by PWInsider (via WrestlingInc.com), there aren’t going to be any major roster or direction changes for TNA Wrestling this week. TNA’s set to return to Universal Studios in Orlando this week for Impact Wrestling and PPV tapings. The feeling is that with the Anthem Sports & Entertainment takeover, TNA just has to get through these tapings in order to make it to March.

    Because sticking with what isn’t working will turn things round.

    • maskedcabana

      Anthem spelled backwards is Meh TNA.

      • Adam The Reindeer

        This realisation made me actually laugh out loud. Well done Sire.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Mind blown.

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        This needs five billion upvotes

        • It gets one from me. 4.999999999 billion to go!

      • Death Rollins

        We’re through the looking glass here, people.

      • The Rabid One

        Only Dixie, only Dixie.

      • Starscreamlive

        Post of the day!

    • JimbobJones

      I actually think this is a smart move for them. Nothing they’ve done in booking the past couple of years has been driving people away — all of the fans they’ve lost have come by way of past transgressions.

      They’re better off getting stable first, and then making massive booking changes

    • juvydriver

      #science

  • wnyxmcneal

    Domenic DeNucci…massive racist. Sad!

  • Rowlf

    I was thinking of a possible WM33 card earlier, and I got to match #15 before I found a match for Dean Ambrose*. This roster is huge, especially when you add in all the part-timers. God knows how long the show will be this year.

    *I started with the title matches, which was probably a mistake.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      There are 9 different titles currently in the WWE. That is insane.

      • At least one isn’t gonna be on Mania at all, and one (maybe two) more are gonna be pre-show.

      • 10 once they crown the first UK Champion

      • The Rabid One

        Worthless piece of tin anyways.

  • johntcole

    Allegedly Charles Manson might be near death

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Damn you 2016

    • The Rabid One

      To quote Captain Kirk: Let them die!

    • maskedcabana
      • Mr. Money On The Table

        And my day has brightened. I love that clip.

    • Death Rollins

      Can’t we just let him have one last taste of freedom…so he can finish the job and take out PolanskI?

    • Dwayne

      What a loss

  • PhilStubington

    “OK anyone on our side hiding any shocking and fantastic abilities they haven’t told me about”

    More humor in that line than the whole of B vs S.

  • Just found a B&B with gourmet breakfast.. an honesty bar, a viewing room that plays black and white movies, a bose sound system in every room and leather bound Arthur Conan Doyle books in the club room….
    I mean.. what’s an extra hundred bucks compared to the other places I was looking at right?

    • hell i could split the difference with a little dishonesty at the honesty bar

    • what’s an honesty bar? Do you pay by the honor system?

      • I had to look it up too.. evidently so. It’s an unattended bar in the place and payment is left to the guest

        • A bottle of Crown for tree-fiddy?

          WIN.

        • Well, there’s how to make up your $100 difference.

    • What the fuck is an “honesty bar”?

      -“You have nice tits.”
      -“And that’s another free drink for Mr. Peyton!”

      • Wait… edit:

        -“Yes, I’m staring at your tits.”
        -“Free drink for Mr. Peyton!”

      • they leave booze out unattended and expect you to only drink them if you pay for them….
        those Brits are soo cute!

    • PhilStubington

      Given the change in the $ / $ exchange rate you’re probably getting it for the same price as the cheaper one last year.

    • PhilStubington

      You need to check out some ICW.

      http://www.insanewrestling.co.uk/

      • yeah I’m good. hell I haven ‘t finished smackdown, watched 205, am like two weeks behind on NXT and haven’t watched WK11 yet

    • Big D Wangston

      The ex always bugged me about going to a B&B sometime. That’s why she’s an ex.

      • we like them. we like hotels too but B&Bs can be nice and helpful if you are in a foreign land.
        First one we stayed at in Ireland they gave us a map, marked it all up with the places to go, gave us the bus times and even booked a fairy to an island for us.

        • Ferry, Peyton. Ferry. Christ.

          • No, he meant fairy

          • Dwayne

            Tinkerbell

          • it was Ireland…they do things different there

          • Death Rollins

            They travel by way of the fae people.

          • yea was doing 4 things at once there

          • Dwayne

            Yeah right lol

          • what you honestly thing that was something other than an auto correct gone wrong

          • Dwayne

            Auto correct is always right. Or else it would be auto wrong

          • fine I said… dear B&B owners… I demand a homosexual to transport me to an island.. make this so at once chop chop

          • As nice as the hentai is… I don’t think Tinkerbell was a lesbian.

          • JimbobJones

            Well, it may have been some crappy weather, but the boat ride was FAB-U-LOUS!!!

          • Jesus, dude, don’t be so homophobic. We were talking about the Fae, the people of Fairie. Chill…

          • I’m thinking Tinkerbell.

          • Or that.

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            That’s a lot of guys.

          • thats not what I …………….did you see they have leather bound Doyle books?

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            lol

        • Dwayne

          Fairy? Lmao

        • JimbobJones

          BOOOOOOO… he fixed it! Live with your mistakes, Peyton!!!

          • Dwayne

            You gotta let funny ones like that stand

        • The Rabid One

          You’d think it be a Leprechaun.

      • I’ve stayed at a few BnBs, they’re really nice.

      • JimbobJones

        If you never took her, that could be why you’re an ex.

        • Big D Wangston

          Nah, her being a cheating drug addict is the more likely cause.

          • JimbobJones

            Well, yeah, but also the B&B thing…

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      Resisting the urge to make a Tyler Perry joke…

  • Facts

  • Facts

    20 years in December will be how long it’s been since that sinking boat movie entered our AMC Theaters.

  • RudoWakening

    Trying to sweat out the last remnants of a cold and I feel so fucking defeated.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Hot bath man, I’m currently keeping a toddler on simmer for the same reason lol

      • JimbobJones

        Plus, you end up with a pot of kid soup for dinner. It’s a win-win.

      • RudoWakening

        Don’t forget to add shallots, carrots, celery, and some bouillon

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    “I don’t care about publicists, I do what I want because it’s myyyyyyy life.”

    The hell, no one told me Don Lemon got shitfaced on camera. Now this is some journalism.

    • that was the capper.. he is this close to tears pouring his heart out about not carrying about the hate, wanting to live life to the fullest but also wanting to be a better person

      • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

        Fucking tremendous stuff hahaha, trying to get his ear pierced and shit! Forget Mariah, this is the real New Years moment

    • I’m shocked Don Lemon still has a job. All that crazy shit he does and not a lick of ratings help.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Buh!?

      In both “What are you talking about?” and “What the fuck am I looking at here?”

  • mike

    One thing I am a total sucker for – transformation videos where people turn their lives around through diet and exercise.

    • Starscreamlive

      I’m a sucker for the Arthur Boorman video.

      • Night

        That one still baffles me. That guy’s transformation is insane.

  • Not sure what’s worse…my brother gifting me a gift card for a theater chain that’s not even in my state or the fact that it’s worth less than he led me to believe.

    • I gave my brother an autographed photo of me.

    • JimbobJones

      Hey, nothing says “brotherly love” like a crappy, useless re-gift.

    • Facts

      Was it AMC Theaters?

      • Marcus Theathers. Seems to a thing in the central US

        • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

          That’s all we have around here in WI. Want me to buy it?

    • And A Diddly New Year

      AMC Theaters to allow use of gift cards from other theater chains in an effort to appeal to Patrick Alexander

      • They should dammit!

      • Jeff Fisher looks like a guy who would buy an out-of-state gift card for Christmas.

  • …that moment when you accidentally type fairy and know this will continue to come up around here for weeks to come.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      lol yep

    • JimbobJones

      I dunno. You may want to change your screen name for a while. “Drink it in” suddenly got a new meaning.

    • If Shelton were here, it would be MONTHS. MONTHS, Peyton.

    • Better hope Bayless didn’t see it and decide to tweak your 2K17 character.

    • mike

      I was just gonna let it go.

      • THAT’S NOT THE BLOG OF DOOM WAY!

  • mike

    Weird, I watched WCW until the bitter end but I have no memory of this….

    • Rick Steiner does NOT like Konnan.

      • mike

        I’m starting to gather Konnan wasn’t exactly the most well liked guy in the locker room.

    • DAJackson7

      They invited all former champions to the “season finale” only Sting and Flair. sad

  • Robert

    Heh, imagine that. Mariah is the cause for her own screw up.

    http://pagesix.com/2017/01/03/mariah-carey-to-blame-for-nye-disaster/

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Megyn Kelly and Prius commercials

    *opens envelope*

    What are two things that will never be seen on FOX News again?

  • Bones

    Facts, AMC is buying out our local theater!

    • Facts

      AMC Theaters To Buy Out Bones’ Local Theater During Movies In Effort To Appeal To Millennials.

      • mike

        This is one of those running gags I always chuckle at but could never explain to anyone else.

        • Facts

          The ironic thing is I have never been to an AMC Theater I don’t believe.

        • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

          I tried to explain the “Shelton is every black guy” thing to Edna once and rapidly realized I shouldn’t have bothered.

          • Facts

            Is he coming back anytime soon?

          • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

            Shelton is always with us in our hearts.

          • I stopped trying to explain any of this to Dinah.

          • Dwayne

            I had a hard time explaining that to myself

      • Jeff Fisher looks like a guy who would see AMC bought his local theater and think “I wonder if they’re accepting resumes?”

  • And A Diddly New Year

    God I do a manual refresh and there are like 50 posts I’ve missed

    • Dwayne

      You didn’t miss much

    • you are fine…didn’t miss any typos or anything

    • PhilStubington

      WTF – same thing here.

    • Facts

      Disqus is acting all sorts of Kevin Nash today.

      Not Working!

  • RudoWakening

    Local DJ just compared Cloud Nothings to The Smiths and The Cure. They’re good enough, but they ain’t Cure and Smiths good.

    • Death Rollins

      I gotta listen to more of them. But yeah, I mean that’s a high bar.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s a stretch, even if they are a Cleveland band.

  • Facts

    AMC Theaters To Block Disqus Working Properly During Movies In Effort To Appeal To Blog of Doom Millennials.

  • The Rabid One

    Merry Christmas Charlie Manson. Yup good old South Park episode, where he changes his ways and puts a smiley face on his swastika. I mean it’s redemption all over.

  • For once… I can say Reddit did a good thing.

    https://www.instagram.com/muffin030ass/

    I won’t call it SFW, but there’s nothing bannable here either.

    • I don’t wanna click on that link. Summarize it in one word

      • I’ll do it in two.

        Bunny. Girl.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I shall now watch Tom Snyder interview Charlie Manson. This should be a hoot.

  • Bones

    If you have fun explaining running gags, explain Marvspin to someone.

    • mike

      You have to experience it for yourself.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Marvspin?

      • Dwayne

        You don’t want to know

      • Bones

        A gif of Meatspin in the O of a giant LOL that is flashing with multi colors that Marv put on Kail’s creepy Sasha article.

        That’s why there’s no more comments on his articles.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          A real artist like Tim Kail shouldn’t have to put up with that nonsense.

          • Bones

            Yeah he would prefer pole man and his “art.”

          • Night

            I bet when Tim Kail jerks it to Sasha, he cries like a baby when he cums.

    • Dwayne

      It explains itself

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      I love the longevity that one post has had.

  • Bruce Chung

    I don’t really follow non-World Cup soccer…but Zidane is a good manager?

    • PhilStubington

      It has been a happy year – a very happy one. He took over at Real Madrid exactly 12 months ago and, short of winning the league, he achieved everything he set out to by lifting the
      European Cup and the Club World Cup, breaking the record for consecutive
      games without defeat, taking the team to the top of La Liga, nicking a
      point off of Barcelona in El Clasico and generally bringing calm and
      harmony to a dressing room that was anything but when Rafa Benitez was
      in charge.

      Games in charge: 53

      Won: 41

      Drawn: 10

      Lost: 2

      • PhilStubington

        Inherited a world class team under-performing and appears to have stabilized things and won silverware. But Real won’t accept not winning the league for too long.

  • mike

    97% of Adults Can’t Pass this Clickbait!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Except of course, everyone who clicks.

  • johntcole

    It was funny seeing miz have an alex jones esque breakdown on TS

  • chicagodem79

    My favorite BOD running gags:

    AMC Theaters appealing to Millennials
    Jeff Fisher
    EVERYTHING IS FINE
    We Play it Out to see where it goes
    Variants on Hot Takes: (Mild Take, 58 Degree Day in May Take, Pizza Just Out of the Oven Take, etc)

    • Bruce Chung

      Everything is fine.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      That poor dog.

    • Facts

      It will always warm my heart I contributed a running gag to this blog.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    I love that NJPW always makes sure the legal men are involved in the finish to a tag match, even when it’s a crazy 3 way brawl between 6 guys.

    Attention to details is cool and botchamania points out that wrestling has played fast and loose with Legal men over the years

    • juvydriver

      It annoys me when they just play fast and loose with established rules one day and then the next they are a stickler for it.

  • Bruce Chung

    Just saw the Miz on Talking Smack. It’s good work, but it feels a bit more forced/rehearsed than his previous work on that show.

    • chicagodem79

      I thought it was going to go one of two ways, either he became REALLY measured and threatening in his tone, or he just goes berserk. Obviously he took path #2, which I’m fine with, and fits what he’s doing now, but as much as I loved that segment, I think path #1 might have even been MORE interesting.

  • Aaron

    STL – LAX

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Also Yano is great and I’m thrilled he and Ishii won

  • Miko363

    I’m blaming my recent lack of upvotes on Disqus. It must be because no one can see my posts. There’s no other possible explanation.

    • Bones

      I’m on a upvote roll today

  • johntcole

    So TNA expects people to pay 15 bucks for a PPV with no announced matches on Friday.

    Yup.

    • Death Rollins

      [Unannounced] is a main event in any arena in the country!

      • johntcole

        Fucking December to Dismember had 2

      • juvydriver

        Unannounced vs. Abeyance!

    • Daniel O’Reilly
    • Kenny_Reigns

      I think it’s more “hope” than “expect.” They are somehow in a sorrier state now than before.

    • At this point, I think only wrestling bloggers journalists buy TNA PPVs.

      • Miko363

        And masochists.

    • Dwayne

      15 bucks is 25 bucks too much

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    I’m amazed the BoD has managed so many comments today considering how atrocious disqus is right now.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    The outstanding finish to the New Japan show.

    Okada’s first trademark awesome finishing sequence of the year.

    https://streamable.com/mcb2r

    • Curtis Williams

      Now that’s a finish

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Coming after 46 minutes, I’m impressed they had the stamina to pull all that off

  • Robert

    So this Amazon Echo has controlled my lights, thermostat, placed a Prime order, and had pizza delivered to us last night. I think I’m in love with this thing.

    • Miko363

      My brother got us one for Christmas.

      So far I’ve been able to use it to play Kidz Bop and add turkey to a shopping list, but we’re getting better at it. We don’t have Prime so from what I understand we can’t buy anything through it.

      • Robert

        Right. You need Prime to buy something from Amazon with it. I didn’t realize that we had an Amazon Music subscription thanks to us having Prime, and I discovered that we did from the Echo.

        • Miko363

          I don’t want to run into a “my kid ordered a bunch of shit” situation so I’m fine not having Prime, even though I password protected it.

    • Big D Wangston

      I got one too, it is a really neat thing.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hehe, Charlie is just jerking Tom Snyder all over hell. Snyder is pissed.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    I am 100% convinced you could grab any two BoD members and they’d be a better announce team than Kevin Kelly and Steve Corino.

    • Aaron

      I like how they didn’t know the title changes hands on a countout.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        That…would really fuck with a pretty important part of That match and make Omega look like an idiot.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        At one point Corino was giggling like a school girl for 5 minutes of the tag match because Tonga kept saying bad words. He giggled at curse words like he was 8 years old.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I challenge.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Easily.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      Challenge accepted

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      They’re pretty terrible and I still doubt this.

      A certain 2 posters, possibly.

      Any 2 posters…we have some shit posters.

    • justicegris

      Jobber and Worst in the world?

  • y2j420

    Maybe Vader will finally get his HoF chance? And WWE can use that opportunity to get him in touch with DDP Yoga!

    • Vader is already doing DDP Yoga at the Accountability Crib

      • mike

        Given his problems, I don’t think that’s going to help much.

  • Clark O’Brien

    I really hope Neville smashes TJ Perkins face in. Thats the way I’m supposed to feel about that prematch promo right?

    • Facts

      I see you have a Marv icon as well.

      • Clark O’Brien

        Thats Pat Mustard from Father Ted

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Dang Terminator entrance for Omega. WWE should use that for a WrestleMania. Seems right up HHH’s alley.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Man, sounds like I’m gonna have to look this up on Dailymotion later.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I kinda dig this interview.

  • Night

    I kinda dig Neville bringing the superplex back.

    • Clark O’Brien

      It’s basically how Heyman explained getting a side-headlock over as a finisher, just keep letting him win with it and eventually its credible to the fans.

  • JosephM

    Jackie Chan’s first American lead feature “The Protector” is on Shout Factory TV.

    • mike

      Is that the one where he’s shooting guns all over the place?

  • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

    I think Disqus, like the blog itself, is all slow as shit today from staying up all night.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Fools.

  • Facts

    I need to buy an AMC Theaters shirt that the employees wear.

  • DAJackson7

    Someone on Reddit found Braun Strowman on Tinder his bio reads “I like lifting weights and eating steaks” Hahahahaha

  • P.K.

    Hardest Rap About Popeyes Chicken Ever! “First Day At Popeyes” LMAO…This shit is great

    https://youtu.be/JrUmuR-WJcI

  • Bruce Chung

    Maryse with the SLAP.

    https://youtu.be/rHv_y7Rq2hE?t=169

    • maskedcabana

      Renee sold that better than half the roster.

    • Aaron

      I like this angle more than I thought I would have.

  • Facts

    AMC Theaters To Allow Facts To Change His Avatar To The Company Logo During Movies In Effort To Appeal To Blog of Doom Millennials.

    • Jeff Fisher looks like a guy who would use the letter J as his avatar.

    • Curtis Williams

      Doesn’t really appeal to me

    • And A Diddly New Year

      And then change it again an hour later?

      • Facts

        Nah

    • The Rabid One

      Damn, I can’t argue with this man, his name is Facts.

      • Clark O’Brien

        Yeah but you can prove anything with facts can’t you?

        • The Rabid One

          Does this mean I need opinions? Damn!!!

  • Miko363

    Stat of the Day:

    The New England Patriots QBs combined to throw 2 interceptions all season. 2.

    • DAJackson7

      The best part is that even in a 12 game season no team threw that few

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Ryan Fitzpatrick in one game: 6.

    • . . .

      I had to look that up. Based on QB rating, this was Brady’s 2nd best year ever.

      At his age.

      Jesus.

  • Curtis Williams

    Is the post-WK blizzard still occurring

    • P.K.

      Yup..We can’t get enough of Andrew WK around here

      • Clark O’Brien

        Everyone loves a party.

        • P.K.

          Party Hard!

          • Clark O’Brien

            I remember how everybody at the Reading festival 01 was going to laugh at his shitty music, but he won them over through sheer force of his enthusiasm.

          • “No Way Jose” Gomez

            The dude is infectious

  • Aaron

    I went to sleep. Did cult ever just get NJPW World?

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      Of course not.

  • Aaron

    I love how terrible Naito’s suits are. He looks like he rolled in off a coke binge

    • Ioan Morris

      How dare you! That burgundy suit was the bee’s knees.

  • P.K.

    Teddy Hart was obviously framed…

    According to a report on Pro Wrestling Sheet following CWE’s announcement, Teddy Hart was arrested on New Year’s Day after attempting to run away from police and evade arrest after being stoppped for “a hazardous traffic violation” in Arlington, Texas. It was noted that he was allegedly intoxicated and operating a vehicle without the consent of the owner, and is in jail with bail set at $6,500.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy

      • juvydriver

        Did you listen to the recent episode of Talk is Jericho with him?

  • The Rabid One

    Why does Vanessa Hudgens always smile smirks at the camera.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      She has like a Joker smile

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    When Okada got out of the one winged angel like this I actually yelled “WHAT” at my tv

    https://i.redd.it/suxk17eysq7y.gif

  • Ioan Morris

    I’m enjoying the 11th day of Christmas and I hope you all are too.

    • Sorry, your piper’s piping are on backorder.

      • Ioan Morris

        🙁

  • mike

    Just took down all the outdoor Christmas decorations. It’s -2 with the windchill. I did NOT enjoy being on the roof to get the lights. I had water settle and freeze in the gutter, so of course one end of the lights was totally frozen into it. Had to chisel that shit out until my hands went numb.

    • This is one of many reasons to NOT put up xmas decorations.

      #HOSSLIFE

    • That’s why dad just left the lights up all year ’round.

      And why I don’t do lights at all.

    • yeah that sounds like a….. eh… next week. kind of thing

  • P.K.

    Jae Crowder to Celtics fans, “Fuck all of yall”

    • The Polish Hammer

      That’s an interesting place to put the apostrophe, considering it’s a contraction of “you all”.

      Sorry, but I haven’t grammar nazi’ed in a while. It had to come out eventually.

      • Starscreamlive

        That works just fine down south. All of y’all, most of y’all, and some of y’all are a’ight down here.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    TNA is going to be on the new Hulu TV service.

  • P.K.

    Sensual Seductions 2 > Splatoon

  • Bruce Chung

    I was just doing some random searches for African safaris. $1775 seems too low.

    • I dunno, when I lived in West Africa 20 years ago blowjobs cost the equivalent of 60 cents. No, I will not divulge how I learned that.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1PlccJUkAADNeY.jpg

    Jesus, can you imagine being a regular-sized woman on Tinder and fucking Braun Strowman pops up?

  • And A Diddly New Year
  • Blog is dead today.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      It’s Disqus fucking everything up

      • DAJackson7

        ^This

    • Dwayne

      I’m sorry

    • sure now…. when I type ferry wrong… EVERYONE was here

    • Biff ♥ You

      A chunk of us are just waking up

  • And A Diddly New Year
    • tannerfamilyfun92

      The revenue can “improve… roster payments and paying bills”

      You either pay your employees and bills, or you don’t. You can’t “improve” at it.

      • Well, I guess paying them vs. not paying them could be viewed as an improvement.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          I guess. But there’s no real middle ground between “paying your bills” and “not paying your bills”

    • The Polish Hammer

      To be fair, he did say “U.S. and Overseas”. There are probably a few people in India who would consider paying for a TNA subscription over trivial things like food or medicine.

  • officially can’t look at any more B&B and or Hotels today

  • Miko363

    *Walks in*

    Man, it’s like a Cruiserweight segment on Raw in here, huh? HOW BOUT IT!

  • Smackdown was good.

  • How was 205 last night?

    • Sort of a chore to sit through. Jack Gallagher is the only star on that show. They are ruining Cedric Alexander, Swann was not used, and everybody else is just a generic flippy guy.

      • chicagodem79

        Eh, they have to literally start from scratch for these guys. I liked the Neville/TJP match, and at least they are trying to give these guys a character, so it’s a start.

        • Giving these guys a character is exactly the problem. Everybody’s character in the CWC was “athlete who wants to win and prove they are the best.” That worked. Making Noam Dar a sexual predator and Rich Swann “outlandish” and TJP into Scott Pilgrim or whatever the fuck they are doing is everything wrong with WWE’s approach these days.

          • chicagodem79

            You know in WWE world, “athlete who wants to win” won’t work in the long run, so rather than being “Generic Cruiserweight X”, at least they have something to work with. I actually like Noam Dar as a creeper (he’s playing that REALLY well). I don’t like Swann’s outlandish character, but on 205 Live he’s actually more serious than on Raw. TJP last night actually cut a promo without an awful gaming reference.

            To make a long post shorter, I think there’s enough there to stick with these guys and see in 6 months or so if they make any headway with the crowd.

          • I just wish Vince & Dunn didn’t put their fingerprints on everything. If they want RAW to be this sports entertainment circus variety show, whatever, fine. That’s their vision of wrestling. But why even bother taking something like the CWC, which worked just fine on its own merits, and turn it into the Icecapades? It’s just a flawed concept that is doomed to fail. Some guys, like Gallagher, have the tools to be successful in an “entertainment” format. But a lot of these guys are just indy wrestlers who are better suited at being wrestlers. Forcing a square peg into a round hole never works, but that’s all they know how to do these days.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Blog Observation: As someone who doesn’t typically watch RAW or Smackdown, it’s pretty amazing to see the difference between the RAW and Smackdown Live Threads.

    RAW threads are like “The Horror! The Horror!”
    Smackdown threads are like “This is an enjoyable 2 hours of pro rasslin”

    • chicagodem79

      That’s because that really is the case for the most part lol. Raw is a damn chore to watch, while Smackdown is a fun, breezy 2 hour watch. You can quibble with a booking decision here or there on Smackdown…and the limited roster is going to eventually catch up to them, but at least I have fun watching that show unlike Raw where on a good night, you still have a fairly significant portion of the show that’s at best boring, at worst, completely sucks.

  • Is DDP the hall of fame headliner this year?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Neat. The Rookie quit. Work should become bearable again.

    • The Rabid One

      It’s great when the noob quits, especially one that tells you to your face they never quit and will succeed better than you. Ha. Life is funny.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Nah, it wasn’t like that. She broke my brain and it was starting to be unbearable. But now she’s dead. So, hooray for my psyche!

        • The Rabid One

          I was referring to my situation here but hey your psyche is strong with the force.

  • Facts

    Damn I had to refresh again. I thought this place just died.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Holy crap I’m tired. My heart was willing to stay up all night, but my body was not lol

  • Robert

    Disqus really sucks.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    How the heck do you cancel New Japan World? I see an option for everything except cancel subscription.

    • Robert

      You don’t. Once you’re in, you’re in.

    • Amarv’e Stoudemire – #4

      This will go well.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        No joke I googled it and these were the exact responses. This is the only available answer on the web.

    • DAJackson7

      Youi’re not allowed to leave the Yakuza no matter how low you join

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        I’m beginning to realize that. There is legit no option to cancel. My sub isn’t up until the 14th but it just billed me for another month anyways. Some shady shit Yakuza.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Not even sticking around for the show tonight?

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        I didn’t know there was one. I subbed last month for Wrestle Kingdom and over that month I found that I didn’t find the time to really use the service at all. For the next big Show I will come back but I just didn’t have time to make use of it.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          New Year’s Dash, think raw after mania.

          Last year it was the show where Omega–who was still a Jr, got a shock pinfall win over Nakamura, kicked AJ out of the bullet club, and amounted he would no longer starve himself to remain a Jr. Heavyweight.

          I’m hoping for a giant angle to give the new year direction again this year.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Disqus is making me sad.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1V7Q9-XAAAnj8v.jpg

    1.1% inflation is now considered “soaring”? LOL

    • The Rabid One

      Some people forget the 70’s, now that was soaring.

    • Aaron

      Soaring to rent seeker bank assholes who want higher rates regardless.

  • chicagodem79

    The consumer electronics industry has it figured out. Right after Christmas when everybody gets that electronics gift, they come out in January with the CES with the new stuff that people will want.

  • Just watched the latest “Washed up celebrities make an appeal to Congress to stop Trump” video. I didn’t think it could get more pretentious than the “Washed up celebrities make an appeal to Electoral Voters to stop Trump” yet here we are.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I wish I had another Taxi Driver shirt. I miss my old one.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Tottenham coming through big time!

  • Robert
    • As much as I generally like the content there, that comment section is what I’m referring to when I call a place on the internet as “unwelcoming”.

      • Aaron

        I for one am amazed it went straight to “them Black folks love Popeye’s”.

    • Big D Wangston

      I will say, the service at most Popeyes is frickin awful.

    • Aaron

      I like it. To get rid of this guy, you call him out on every lie.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        I don’t understand why anyone who supports Medicare or Medicaid would be opposed to this.

    • I love Bernie, he is one of the last true heroes in politics, but even he has to realize that none of Trump’s supporters give a flying fuck what he has or hasn’t said. They just blindly pulled the lever for him because he also hates the “people who don’t look like us.”

      • Aaron

        75% of his supporters are lost and will always pull for the R. It’s the 25% who bought the “jobs” line that can be reached.

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          we’ll see in 2018.WI and MI should be good test cases.

          • Aaron

            This is what you do. Trump’s win was courtesy of my people. Hammer home that he’s a liar and a fraud and enough people may turn away from him.

        • I just don’t see anybody who voted for Trump ever coming around at this point. I’m done normalizing or trying to justify why certain people may have supported him. Anyone who pulled the lever for him is a monster, period. The key is to get all of the people who didn’t vote at all, or voted third party, to rally against him.

    • Printing out a tweet is definitely something a 75-year-old would do.

      • Aaron

        There’s no other way to do it.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Trump: “No, I never said that. That’s not true. Wrong. What a nasty man.”

  • Clark O’Brien

    Why do web headlines keep using “reacts to” when “responds to” “addresses” or “Discusses” is more accurate? Kendrick reacted to Tajiris mist by clutching his face and screaming, this video is him cutting a promo.

  • watching 205

  • wow that is… zero reaction to Tajiri
    also…no facial hair? come on man!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He looked really odd.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Still a few days away from official results, but it looks like Jeff Bagwell and Tim Raines are definitely in; Vladimir Guerrero, Ivan Rodriguez, and Trevor Hoffman are looking good to get in; and Edgar, Clemens, and Bonds the next men up past those five, with Chipper, Thome, Vizquel, Rolen, and Damon the big headliners next year.

    • DAJackson7

      I don’t think Rolen and Damon have a chance

    • RudoWakening

      Chipper, Visquel, and Thome should definitely get in, though I think only Mr Jones goes is on the first try

      • DAJackson7

        Vizquel end of his career is way past his prime years so that hurts. Thome, the obvious “questions” but like Bagwell will get in

        • RudoWakening

          Thome was always a clean guy, from everything I’ve read. Dude is a farm boy from central Illinois that got big lifting bales of hay

          • DAJackson7

            Thats the way i always thought of him too, loved him as a player

          • Aaron

            Peoria. Gross.

        • RudoWakening

          True on Omar, but THAT FUCKING GLOVE (or lack thereof, since most of the time it seemed like a mitt wasn’t necessary for him in the field).

          • DAJackson7

            He had so much natural fielding ability it was unreal

    • RudoWakening

      Good for Raines, who should have been in YEARS ago

      • DAJackson7

        2nd best leadoff hitter ever, stupid it took this long. It’s like Ted Simmons who gets shit on as the second best catcher of the seventies cause he wasn’t Johnny Bench

    • The Professor

      I’m glad vlad will get in.
      Schilling is a great pitcher (arguably best ever in post season) and should be in there

      • DAJackson7

        If schilling gets in Jack Morris should have went in.

      • Aaron

        I want to hear his batshit crazy speech.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Schilling is an awful human being, but he would get my vote.

        Vlad’s a slam dunk to me. The list is really short of guys who hit .318 with 400 HRs: Ruth, Foxx, williams, Gehrig, Musial, Miggy-if-he-retired-today

        • The Professor

          I don’t care about a guys politics or past or future in hall of fame.
          Michael Jordan was an asshole as a player.
          Ty Cobb was a huge racist and giant prick
          Oj Simpson is a murderer

          • Aaron

            So Schilling is the new Ty Cobb.

        • RudoWakening

          Not to mention the ability to routinely hit balls that bounced to the plate and the goddamn shotgun for a right arm. And he could run the wind

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Prime Vlad was unreal. Imagine if he and Griffey played on grass their whole careers.

    • RedSox1981

      I hope Raines goes in as Rock Raines.

  • The Professor

    Did a helocopter ride to the Grand Canyon.
    Beautiful trip.
    It only took 45 minutes there which shocked me at how close it was.

    • The Silver Fox

      Yet it takes at least 3 or 4 hours to get there by car.

    • “Oh, hey. It’s a hole.”

      – Hoss

      • The Professor

        A beautiful hole

    • Always wanted to do that, but alas, the call of the video poker machines are too strong….

  • Ioan Morris

    Cool to see to Rollins and Foley tweeting about WK11.

  • I want to direct a YouTube video where BoD members address Scott Keith, asking (no … demanding!) that we have a daily thread up by 9 a.m. every morning. I just don’t know if we’re ethnically diverse enough — let alone photogenic — to pull this off.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      As a night thread kid I say…Sure, go ahead.

    • Dwayne

      I’m very good looking and ethnically diverse

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      <———- One Take Legend

    • Yell at Bayless, dude, he’s in charge of the Daily update in the morning.

      • But Scott has the power to replace him! Besides, who’s going to sign up if I tell them I’m making a video for Bayless?
        (Also, I’ll never get a 2K17 character if I go after the booker.)

        • Bayless sees all. Bayless knows all. You’re out.

        • RudoWakening

          Bayless has already banned you

    • Bruce Chung

      Too much work.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      Forget ethnically diverse we’re not even gender diverse. this place is a damn sausage fest.

      • JimbobJones

        Wait, you’re not a chick?

        Damn, all that masturbation for nothing…

    • Bones

      Lol Danimal said I was a handsome fellow

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    So now Wendy’s is the official fast food chain of white nationalists: http://gizmodo.com/wendys-tweets-and-promptly-deletes-a-very-bad-meme-1790756535

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      The article can go straight to hell for besmirching the delicious taste of a Wendy’s cheeseburger. Straight. 2. Hell.

      • Wendy’s isn’t anywhere near as good as it used to be.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          You can join this article in hell.

          • Even their Frostys aren’t consistently good from place to place. It’s sad, really.

    • Aaron

      Not surprising. The Herrenvolk Chicken Salad should have been a clue, also they’re Midwestern.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      YOU KNOW WHEN IT’S REAL(ly racist)

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    They need to give up Jan 4.

    WK 9 out drew the last 2 by a huge number because it landed on a weekend by fluke.

    I get the historical significance of the 4th, but it’s just throwing money away.

    WK 11 had just under 1000 paid better than last year, so it was an improvement but a somewhat marginal one. That’s still worthwhile for Kenny to prove he can headline, at least when paired with drawing talent.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Seriously. Attendance was *up* all through the year but WK 10 and 11 draws 11,000 fewer people because it’s in the middle of the week

      • maskedcabana

        It’s a holiday in Japan so it doesn’t really matter.

    • Biff ♥ You

      In 2019 and 2020, it will land on the weekend again (Friday and Saturday, respectively).

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Definitely. I think at this point Wrestle Kingdom is big enough. I don’t think people are going to say “but it isn’t on January 4th? That’s it. I’m not watching.”

      • There is something to be said for upholding tradition, though. Especially at the expense of profit. Even though it made absolute fiscal sense, it still bugged me on some level that WM30 was not at MSG, for example.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          I’m the same way. I was bummed about MSG.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    At a meeting in Dallas. Our statewide abandoned rate for telephony is at 5.7%, which means I’m doing my job.

    And if you understand what I said, you’re hired.

    • Aaron

      So your call centers are efficient.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        Quite.

        You’re hired.

        • Aaron

          Ah crap. I hate the public. Also I doubt citizens would like me because of my Yankee talking.

    • If it means what I think it means (call center lingo), this job for which you’re hiring can slit its own fucking throat, drown in its own blood, be set on fire, and then I’ll piss on the ashes.

      If not, guess I’m not hired.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        I like your moxie.

        You’re hired, pending a psych eval.

        • Oh, fuck no. I’d suck cock for cash before I ever work in a call center again.

    • RudoWakening

      I’m surprised that only 5.7% of Texans are telephonies. I figured that number would be much higher.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        The data presented would back up your instincts.

    • What’s the occupancy rate for your agents? Do you measure the caller accessibility rate or does everything go through the IVR first?

      • Stranger In the Alps

        They triage themselves through the IVR, often lending themselves to selecting the incorrect skillset.

        • We’re trying to implement skills-based routing at some of our contact centres. It’s amazing how antiquated some of them are. One of them doesn’t even have an ACD system, it still uses a hunt group.

          • Stranger In the Alps

            Holy 1993 Batman!

          • I know, right? We were all stunned when they sent us their callflow chart.

          • Aaron

            We just got an ACD line and also fuck ACD lines.

  • RedSox1981

    RIP Milt Schmidt, Hockey Hall of Famer and Boston Bruins legend.

  • Bomani bringing HEAT today.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    “Bernie is just resorting to gimmicks” is a thing that someone typed on the Gizmodo article.

    • Aaron

      Before or after “cuck”, “swamp”, “MAGA” and “jerbz”?

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Yes.

    • I’m surprised that wasn’t followed by “…you know, like a typical Jew!” to really hammer home the Trump spirit.

      • Aaron

        They’re called Establishment now.

  • RudoWakening

    NBCSN really blowing it right now.

  • Eric Von Erich

    Apparently OJ Simpson is up for parole this year.

    • maskedcabana

      He can finally go back to looking for the killer.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      I learnt from American Crime Story that Rob Kardashian was a good friend of his. No wonder the daughters are so fucked up.

      • Eric Von Erich

        Rob Kardashian was one of the lawyers on his defense “Dream Team”.

      • Wasn’t that how the Kardashians became the Kardashians in the first place?

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      The juice might be loose!?

    • Dwayne

      I hope he keeps up the good work

      • RudoWakening

        Upvote for New Jack

  • The Professor

    Has any player been kicked out of a hall of fame (MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL) for things they did after the ceremony?

    • Bones

      None that I’m aware of

    • RedSox1981

      Not to my recollection. I mean, if OJ Simpson didn’t get booted…

      • Bruce Chung

        Armed robbery was his “only” crime.

    • Alan Eagleson for the Hockey Hall of Fame (although he was a union leader, not a player).

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Digging the Brian Kenny sabremetrics book I got for Christmas. It’s just basically 300 pages of “bunts are stupid, wins are stupid, saving your best pitcher for the 9th is stupid, Murray Chass, Mitch Albom, and all those old-ass 65-year-old sportswriters who believe that batting average, RBIs, and wins are all that matter instead of more useful info and just make fun of nerds are stupid” and I love it because all of the above are stupid.

    • Aaron

      Sportswriters are the absolute worst. Nobody cares about your fathers.

    • Bones

      I think there’s a happy medium for sabermetrics but no one else does apparently

    • RudoWakening

      “Baseball is stupid”
      –Aaron

      • Aaron

        Boring, not stupid. Boring.

    • Mitch Albom is still a thing? Hasn’t he retired from all his Oprah’s Book Club money?

  • Damn it. I have to go back to the store to buy Sweet N Low and coffee before I start making my risotto. Forgot to get it when I went out before. Sigh.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Okada/Omega felt more like a WWE-style main event than it did my envisioning of a classic New Japan-style main event. The random table spots and car crash spots aren’t something I think of when I think New Japan; maybe that’s because of a lack of experience with it, but still it was kind of surprising. On a second viewing, I go ****1/2 because of the finish overkill.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Is it finish overkill if only one guy hits his finish repeatedly and the other never got it off. Felt more like keeping Omega strong.

      That’s part of Omega’s shtick. He challenged Tanahashi to a ladder match in 2016 and capped his promo with the phrase “welcome to American Style”

      It was NJPW’s first ladder match in history.

      The table’s are actually relitively common though and have been for a long time. Insert Japanese tables don’t break meme.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Let me preface this by saying I’m a huge Omega mark, and very cold on Okada, which we discussed this morning. But beside my fandom loyalties and personal tastes, no one will ever, in a billion years, convince me that someone should be kicking out of an Avalanche Tiger Suplex. The match actively suffered for me because fuck, how do you top that?

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          …not to be a pain, but it was a dragon suplex…

          I’ll show myself out

    • Ioan Morris

      I agree with you on the rating and the idea (below) that you can’t top a dragon superplex, but they were smart enough that there was only one actual finisher kick-out. I appreciate you mean finishing sequence.

  • I went ahead and grabbed NJPW world for a month to give it a try.

    • RudoWakening

      Seems like a smart idea

    • Dwayne

      I heard this Wrestling Kingdom show was quite good

      • RudoWakening

        Starting King Wrestling, right?

        • Aaron

          Moneymaker Obama is the champion.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Be prepared to walk through the valley of the shadow of death and Mordor itself to cancel(or at least hope kbjone is here with his clutch link)

  • Brooks

    So raw did 3.04 ( 3.042, 3.159 & 2.939). Rose bowl did 15.74 and sugar bowl did 9.515.

    Don’t see smackdown winning this week. Shit.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I’m prepared to skip RAW next week, simply on the pretense of not having to hear Stephanie McMahon gloat about RAW winning the “ratings war” battle for the week.

      • Aaron

        Also Raw is not fun right now.

      • Brooks

        I’m prepared to skip raw whenever Stephanie and Roman are on

  • Meltzer always sounds so cute when he gets tongue tied.

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      which is every time.

    • You know, ah, the story here, in so far as I can tell, um, you know, there’s a lot happening right now, ah, and keep in mind, you know, this is just the version of the story, ah, you know, as it was relayed to me, so, ah, we definitely don’t have all of the details yet, but um, you know, coming out of last night, ah, and again, this is one of those, ah, we’ll just have to wait and see type things, you know, really they can do whatever they want, but um, yeah, there’s a lot going on right now.

    • Aaron

      B’oh.

      • DAJackson7

        Hahahaha

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    So hooked on Overwatch that I now tap my forearm veins a few times before playing.

    • Bones

      Is Overwatch code for black tar heroin?

    • i hanjo

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      *shakes head*

  • ok someone help me… where is the OS app I need to play these on my mac? I click the link.. it takes me to a page with one button that one translate.. i click that button and it takes me back

    • Robert

      Ask that again. I’m not sure what you’re asking.

    • Aaron

      I just use Safari

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I blame Pioneer Chicken for OJ Simpson going crazy

  • RudoWakening

    Down goes Chelsea!

    • Napoleon Blownapart

      ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    • Aaron

      Aren’t you married?

    • Dwayne

      Good for you. Hope you bought her dinner first

    • Robert

      I’d let Ms. Handler perform services on me.

      • Dwayne

        Not Clinton?

        • Robert

          Oh she could get it

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Ew. She looks like a crackhead at 2am.

        • Dwayne

          Does a crackhead look better at 2pm?

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Marginally, in the sense in that Cameron was slightly better in the ring than Eva Marie.

        • Agreed. She is heinous. And offensively unfunny and untalented.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Thanks Tottenham!

  • Bruce Chung

    ESPN make a big deal of the Durant signing with Golden State, but it’s really just a quick behind the scene recap. There wasn’t particular insight or new info. And they dragged out the article by fancying up the page.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I decided to watch Interstellar for the first time instead of Inception. Two-thirds of the way through I was thinking this is a great movie, but then it needlessly turns into a suspense film, and I find myself drifting away as it thuds towards its conclusion.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      I loved it. Was thoroughly entertained the whole time.

  • Robert

    How To Be Single was a fun movie to watch, but the lead female character was nowhere near hot enough to have that many dudes wanting her.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Rebel Wilson?

      • Robert

        Dakota Johnson

        • And A Diddly New Year

          I was hoping for someone to say the obvious 🙁

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            She’s FAT! (But I still wouldnt kick her out of my bed unless she snatched all the blankets in the middle of the night)

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Dakota Johnson? She’s pretty hot, esp. in the 50 Shades garbage.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Shows dem tittieeeeeeeez!

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          And CG bush!

    • Brooks

      Thought Leslie Mann and Alison Brie were hotter

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    ROH is holding poll for their match of the year, the Ladder War is running away with the vote with 41% percent.

  • The Silver Fox

    The kid is having problems with her computer, so I dropped it off at the repair shop for diagnostics. Hoping it’s a software problem, but fearing it’s a hardware problem.

    • Dwayne

      Hope she wasn’t looking at any of those shady places on the internet.

      • The Silver Fox

        More likely clicked on an email attachment.

  • Napoleon Blownapart

    Mitch McConnell: “The American people simply will not tolerate Democrats blocking Trump’s SCOTUS nominee”

    looool what a fucking hack this guy is.

    • Biff ♥ You

      He’s not wrong.

      • Aaron

        It’s true. The average person is working and whatnot and doesn’t remember the GOP “fuck you, Barry” move on Garland.

        • Biff ♥ You

          Plus there’s an aura of finality to the election. Blocking for eight months under the GOP, while chickenshit, at least had the veneer of the “let the people decide” mantra, as cracked as it was. Well, the people decided, and blocking for 4-8 years instead of 8 months is going to raise a stink in the non-aligned camp.

          • Aaron

            It’s the Democrats’ job to lay out their case – a majority of Americans rejected this guy and we will ensure that the next justice is fair and not political. You know, lie.

          • Biff ♥ You

            It’s all fucked anyhow. We’ve blown past the last exit to repair Washington by this point.

          • Aaron

            I don’t think it’s that dire. Government is by nature a messy system. As rancid as the next several years are going to be, democracies have faced worse than a vainglorious idiot.

          • Good. I hope the next four-eight years is a living hell for the GOP. Nobody deserves to get fucked more than they do, after everything they pulled with Obama. Now they want us all to “come together?” They can all die in a fire.

    • Aaron

      The opposition party’s job is to oppose. The Democratic Party will get that one day.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Is it really? I’ve always viewed (in the American system) that the opposition party’s primary interest has been to uphold the political rights of the ideological minority at any one time (liberals when the GOP controls, conservatives when the Democrats control). Calling the minority party the “opposition”, while technically true, is the kind of partisan thinking that broke Washington. Obstructionism is a terminal condition; it wrecks rather than builds.

        • Aaron

          Technically a Party’s job is to win elections. Part of that is getting support; not opposing the most odious acts of the ruling Party erodes support. The Democratic Party proved this by being cowards. To get a Supreme Court justice less hostile to civil rights/the environment/workers than the current government ought to be the end goal.

        • True, but in this circumstance, it is well deserved, and also a necessary tactic to make sure these morons don’t ruin the world over the next four years. They HAVE to be stopped.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      You reap what you sow.

    • Jackson Smith

      LOL…still, if the Democrats have the balls to stand up for what was stolen from Obama, I’ll be fucking stunned. The American public whines and cries and bitches and moans about hating Congress and hating obstructionist tactics that don’t get anything done, and then they march off to the polls and vote all the incumbents right the fuck back in. Like they’ll give a fuck after 4 years of whatever comes next, in addition to their own life’s problems.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Thanks to Reid, I’m fairly certain there’s nothing the Democrats can do. Introducing the nuclear option a few years back may allow the GOP to confirm with a simple majority, which they have. Although I guess they could try and filibuster, but that’s going to backfire in a fucking huge way.

        • Jackson Smith

          Because it backfired on the Republicans? Tell Trump Garland or nobody. Give them a taste of their own medicine, obstruct as much as possible, and ride out the sturm und drang the voters obviously don’t mean.

          • Biff ♥ You

            There’s a difference between grandstanding for eight months and an entire Presidential term.

        • Napoleon Blownapart

          ” backfire in a fucking huge way.”

          not with the democratic base.

  • johntcole

    Flair’s initial wrestling training is still fucking insane to me

    “When I trained under Verne Gagne, we started with 500 free squats, 250 push-ups, 250 sit-ups and a two-mile run over farm terrain in zero-degree weather. Then we came back to the barn to be wrestled into submission, cross-faced into submission, stretched into submission – and if Verne didn’t like the way things were going, we’d start all over.”

    He did this for at least several months. And Verne never broke kayfabe to his trainees.

    • Aaron

      Yup. Gadaski had to walk him through a ten-minute match.

    • Stu Hart: “Pff. Pussies.”

  • Robert

    Old timers swear that they were never smartened up to the business until they were actually having matches, but that seems like bullshit to me. You would have to know that it was a work before you got in the ring or you’d be trying to shoot on your opponent and everything would be awkward and horrible.

    • Dwayne

      Yeah. They may not have known all the little secrets, but you can’t tell me these guys went in there thinking it was going to be a legit fight

    • Biff ♥ You

      Major bullshit. Unless you’re a job guy, anyone with serious, credible training is going to learn quick that wrestling is rigged when you’re taught how to cooperate on moves and protect yourself during bumps.

    • Aaron

      I think what they call smartened up is a bit different; they didn’t know the exact terms and nobody explicitly said what was going on, but it was heavily implied. It made the kids listen.

    • Facts

      Most of those guys did it for money anyway and weren’t fans growing up.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Disqus still being a bitch?

  • sorry I was being dumb a minute ago but do have a problem.
    on my mac in safari im getting a 10002 error.
    their FAQ does not have a 10002 error help section. There is a 10004.. and I trued making sure my settings where how they suggested but still not working.

    • nevermind translation seems to be a flash player issue i’ll update and see

      • Aaron

        I had that for a bit and had to hit the Trust button.

  • Facts

    @bankshot11:disqus I still haven’t changed my avatar.

    So there!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      *pays up*

  • Robert

    Eric Embry sure didn’t hold back in his opinion of Jerry Lawler. But a lot of wrestlers have said really unfavorable things about working for him in Memphis.

    • Wrestler unhappy with promoter, more at 11.

    • HTM’s story about his first “thousand-dollar week” is a classic. Lawler and his wife give Ferris the check, and it’s $999. “How about that, your first thousand-dollar week!” Lawler tells Ferris. Ferris was NOT impressed.

    • Aaron

      I knew a guy who set up rings for the Saturday show back in the early 80s. Jerry was chasing jailbait even back then.

      • The Rabid One

        Plus in the 80’s down south, I’m sure the punishment was not that stiff.

        • Aaron

          Well the legal punishment may not have been. Chuck did tell me about a time a father wanted to just talk to Jerry.

          • The Rabid One

            That would have gone well.

    • johntcole

      So is Jerry gone from WWE

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    LOL Blazers tired of probably-out-for-the-year Festus Ezeli playing clipboard coach.

    After suffering a challenging, 115-107 loss to Milwaukee, Ezeli, in street clothes, addressed the team in the locker room with a stern speech centered on playing with urgency, sources told ESPN. Then two games later, after a crushing defeat in Memphis, Ezeli once again started giving a team speech, but he was cut short.

    McCollum interrupted Ezeli in midsentence and told him that was enough, sources told ESPN. Portland was in the midst of an emotionally draining December, losing 11 of 13 games. Players were desperately pouring out every ounce of effort trying to change the trajectory of the season, and being lectured by someone who wasn’t even playing wasn’t received favorably.

    • Robert

      What is the problem with Portland? I thought they were supposed to be on the rise?

      • Howmuchdoesthisguyweigh

        Black hole on defense and didn’t add any impactful players. Turner is solid in the right role but he just isn’t fitting. He needs the ball and can’t effectively play off the ball.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Didn’t add anyone important as the teams around them got better, overpaid like crazy on reclamation project Evan Turner, injuries.

    • Blazers need to hire McCollum’s brother, and not just because he was (and still is) the all-team leading scoring at my alma mater. Although that’s really the only reason I’d hire him.

  • Facts

    Is Jim Herd running Disqus today?

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      Is Disqus making sensible decisions about payroll and shuffling washed -up acts down the card?

  • The Professor

    On the strip, There’s a guy with 3 giant Jesus repent you are a sinner signs. Everyone is ignoring him

    • Robert

      You go to Vegas with the intent of being a heathen. I don’t want to hear any message about Jesus while I’m there.

      • At least give the guy credit for not preaching to the converted!

    • razor172

      Just got stopped by a lady that was “four months pregnant” outside of a 7-11 hoping I was the only nice guy in NJ that would give her 16 dollars.

      • The Professor

        Well how many nice guys are there in nj?

        • razor172

          Not me apparently.

    • Just out of curiosity, is he standing on the east side of the strip between Planet Hollywood and the MGM Grand?

      • The Professor

        Between planet Hollywood and Paris

        • I swear that was my second guess!

          Oh for the old days when you just had to dodge the guys handing out flyers for escort services.

  • hmm…..still getting the same error for flash even after updating

    • Aaron

      Did you do this? I think this is what I did

      Videos will not play back on the MacOS “Safari 10” web browser when Flash and Java are turned off in Preferences.

      Enable the following plug-in settings.

      1. Access NJPW WORLD

      2. Open “Preferences” in Safari

      3. Select “Allow Plug-ins” under Security in Preferences, and then click “Plug-in Settings”

      4. Check on “Adobe Flash Player”

      5. Change njpwworld.com to “On”

    • Ioan Morris