BoD Daily Update: January 5th, 2017

Updates On Goldberg and Brock Lesnar

Lesnar is scheduled to be on the 1/16 edition of RAW while both Lesnar and Goldberg are scheduled for RAW on 1/23.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

WWE Announces Newest Women Hires For the Performance Center

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/kimber-lee-heidi-lovelace-join-wwe-performance-center

 

Mark Andrews Added to WWE UK Tournament

http://www.f4wonline.com/wwe-news/mark-andrews-added-wwe-uk-tournament-lineup-227726

  • Night

    Morning wood.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Dead wood.

  • zahidf

    Mark Andrews is a good addition to the tournament. He is a fun high flyer

  • Facts
  • So how many people are in the UK tourney now?

    • Kevin McCarthy

      19.

      At the press conference they announced the 16 and 2 alternates, but curious to know who left or what got shifted around for Mandrews

  • Starscreamlive

    Daily thread is up It’s not Wednesday night anymore!

    • It’s morning….we’re free!

      • Starscreamlive

        What a horrible night to have a curse!

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      The longest Wednesday night ever.

  • Miko363

    The only time I ever got annoyed with star ratings was back when Caliber would do his reviews and the star ratings wouldn’t correspond with his written recaps at all. He’d go on about how great a match was then give it * 1/2, then give *** to a match he shit all over in the recap. Totally illogical.

    Other than that, what does a half star matter? If something gets a high score, I know it’s worth checking out whether Scott gives it **** or ****1/2.

    • Aaron

      Caliber may not have been the best, well, $NOUN.

  • johntcole

    Wonder who Andrews replaces in the tourney

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Mark Andrews: Yet another TNA talent rolling the dice for a job with WWE

  • DAJackson7

    Watched X Men Apocalypse last night, how did they screw up that series so bad?

    • Night

      Especially since Days of Future Past was a really good movie.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I’m… LEARNING

      • DAJackson7

        I laughed at how bad that part was. What freaking ability did he learn 3,000 years ago that would allow him to see into technology. Blah

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Looking forward to WWE repackaging Mandrews and making him a bigger star than TNA could ever imagine

    • Night

      My, aren’t you the optimistic one…

      • And A Diddly New Year

        TJ Perkins in WWE is a bigger star than he ever was in TNA

      • Adam The Reindeer

        He already going to be seen by a bigger audience just by being in the tournament.

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          TJ Looked like a star in the making from the CWC. However, the night after the CWC it was clear that he was just another guy… and much smaller than most of the other guys.

    • TNA imagined he’d be a star being called MANDREWS and carrying a skateboard under his arm to the ring so not the highest bar there.

      • Death Rollins

        He’s a Dynamic Dude!

  • So…Meltzer gave Omega/Okada SIX STARS! The internet is in an uproar over a typo but I think that 6 stars has to be a thing from now on

    • Night

      It was a typo?

      • Has to be

        • Adam The Reindeer

          He was trolling/courting controversy depending on how you view it. Either way it was deliberate.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          I don’t know.
          There’s a quote where he says “greatest match ever” a few times.

    • Wade

      Meltzer’s serious and it is amazing.

    • I don’t think it was a typo.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      This is Meltzer’s idea of being clever. You can see why he’s spent most of his adult life being a ring rat.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    *writes “Trouble with punctuality” in Brian’s HR file*

  • johntcole

    Andrea has some good size on her, always cool to see new women wrestlers not 5’3″ and 120 pounds.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Andrea used to be HUGE. She was basically doing a big fat girl gimmick. She worked off a lot of weight and worked some NXT shows. I thought she looked great.

      • johntcole

        Oh yeah she was Rosie Lottalove.

        • Wade

          The Daffney Killer?!?

          • johntcole

            Yep, but I’m sure she’s gotten better since then.

      • Death Rollins

        I saw one of the job matches she had in NXT. She looks much better, but she’s still a pretty bad worker. Hope she doesn’t injure anyone this time around.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    I see yet again Disqus blows goats until the goat finishes in it’s mouth then Disqus swallows the goat cum but only after gurgling the Battle Hymn of the Republic in perfect key.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter, TNA is looking to sign the Hardy’s to new exclusive deals, but they make so much doing indie shows that it’s going to take a lot of money (they do so and because they aren’t under an exclusive, they work for who they want, when they want). This week’s tapings are the final ones they are contracted for. The Hardys are the biggest deal in the company thanks to the success of their gimmick. Matt & Jeff are pretty much doing their own creative right now. WWE does want them and the upside to a WWE deal is that there is a huge merchandising potential for them with the gimmick in WWE. The downside is the WWE schedule; Matt is about to have a second child and is not having any financial issues with life outside WWE. Also, in TNA, they will remain one of the most pushed acts while in WWE they could get lost in the shuffle. The report also notes that, “things are early in the negotiations. Matt, in particular, is likely going to try and angle for more influence on the creative end for the big picture product.”

    they’ve become the hottest free agents in wrestling.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      WWE needs to book them to a deal, and give them a Network show.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Network special where Broken Matt reviews the weekly shows

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          Give them their own show, and then have Edge & Christian do run-ins for the season finale. Then do a Matt & Jeff & Edge & Christian Show.

          • Big D Wangston

            bring in Lita too and they can make a segment out of it. Like a game show “Who Banged Lita Last!”

        • After 205 Live it’s Talking Matt

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I forget on which podcast it was, but Matt said he’s going to angle for a piece of the company during negotiations because he felt he has been key to keeping the company afloat and reinventing it.

      With that said, TNA shouldn’t be signing ANYONE to exclusive contracts when they tape every 3 months and hold no live events. What are they guys supposed to do in the meantime?

      • Night

        For all the shit we give Matt, he’s a pretty savvy guy.

    • I love them but they need to take a step back, between the Hardy compound special, Hardy New Year and all that we are in Hardy overload and I feel they are doing a lot of relying on the early stuff they came up with instead of coming up with more awesomeness

    • Night

      They should definitely NOT go back to WWE right now. Wait till the gimmick is no longer hot and then go back. WWE Creative will have no idea what to do with them.

    • zahidf

      I say Sign with WWE. Broken Matt Hardy interrupts the New day, insta feud. They should strike while the iron is hot.
      They can tape some stuff for the first couple of months and work part time at first maybe?

  • And Wikipedia has “6 Star Match” as an accomplishment for Okada and Kenny Omega on their pages.

  • Wade

    I haven’t rewatched them outside of my lack of sleep delirium, but I thought Tanahashi-Naito was better than Okada-Omega.

    • maskedcabana

      So that would make it a 7 star match?

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Pretty cool that they had the “Raw after” show on more streams so Cult could watch lol

  • What’s Up Jerks?

    • Wade

      Not much, jerk, what’s up with you?

      • thinking of starting WK11

        • Night

          Such a jerk move, jerk.

        • Wade

          Fantastic show outside of the RoH guys!

        • Aaron

          Nine stars.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Not *refresh* much *refresh* so *refresh* far

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      something something six stars something Meltzer something Tokyo Dome

    • I almost thought of denying your friendship request on the PSN for your message…but thought better of it

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I tweaked my back yesterday and was scared it was going to be a bad one, but so far, I’m okay today.

  • Night

    How did Dwarn do last night?

    • Aaron

      He squashed Hoss. He may have inflated stats.

      • Damn

      • Night

        Whoa.

        Marv and now Dwarn have destroyed Hoss. How the hell is he still world champ?

        • He turns it on for title matches.

          • Only really interested in a match if I can get more ice cream. Title matches = more cash, therefore, more yumminess in mah belly.

          • I hear ya, champ.

        • He’s going down hill like Dolph right before our title match!

        • Aaron

          Politics. On the plus side, Distinguished Devin Harris had a successful debut. He worked with a real pro who got him over in a great match.

      • The fuck?

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      His stats are 99 on everything lol

      That fucking boy rules

  • For instagram followers that Burbs mug can’t get here fast enough though it may end my marriage. I think I should get the Burbs mug.. I already bought her two Marc Maron mugs!

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      I had a naked baby pic up for about 20 minutes yesterday before I realized how weird that probably is for people not used to seeing naked babies all day lol

  • The library doesn’t have season one of Simon and Simon but has the other season? what the hell man!

    • Devin Harris

      Riptide ftw

    • DAJackson7

      I loved that truck as a kid, and the big rig from BJ and the Bear

  • Adam The Reindeer

    God Disqus is awful today.

  • Did I do anything in BoD league last night I need to get back to watching it

  • jobber123

    Wow so six stars for Omega vs Okada. I definitely thought it was a five star match and I guess plus one * for a dragon superplex is only fair. I did think Dave shortchanged Tanahashi vs Naito though.

    • Wade

      I thought Tana-Naito was the better match.

      • jobber123

        I thought they were both 5 star matches.

        • Wade

          It’s hilarious to argue star ratings today because of Meltzers trolling, but I had to take a half star off it for the length. I was also nearly dead from exhaustion at that point so I could be wrong. Those first fifteen went nowhere. I had Tana-Naito at ****3/4 too, though I’m open to up on that.

  • Devin Harris

    There is no point in Raw being live anymore

    • jobber123

      The ratings would drop even lower if it was taped I bet.

      • Devin Harris

        I don’t think so. The people that watch are always going to watch unless it gets really bad.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          Yeah we figured that out on 4th of July, there are two million people in this country that will watch pro wrestling on Monday night no matter WHAT else is going on in the world

          • Devin Harris

            The show follows the same format every week and announces special guests ahead of time. It’s already ran like it’s taped

    • there is no point in 205 being “live” in front of a dead crowd

  • Any theories on Disqus? like is it having peak days yesterday and today?
    what in the world would cause it to randomly shit the bed for a couple days?

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      China. Russia. Um…it always sucked anyway and just figured it out.

    • FUCK YOU.

      There’s your theory.

      – Disqus

  • jobber123

    Right now on WOR Dave is saying wwe should hire omega and give him Cenas spot.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Here’s the disqus link if you don’t feel like refreshing all the ads too

    https://disqus.com/home/discussion/rspwfaq-wp/bod_daily_update_january_5th_2017/

    • jobber123

      Sooooo much better

    • . . .

      You can do all these fucking disturbing avatars, but you couldn’t merge me with Godzilla.

      The hell.

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    Sears ded

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    KMart ded

    • How the fuck was it still alive?

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Man, I don’t know. Apparently there was one 3 miles down the road from my house. I’ve lived there over 3 years, never saw it.

        • I saw one in Indiana back in 2006 and was amazed. Actually went inside because I needed…um…a charger for my iPod, I think. not sure I bought anything, but I remembered why I hated the fucking place.

    • Death Rollins

      The Herkimer NY one is still standing, even with the new closings! WE WILL NEVER DIE.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    I love that they have Dean Cain playing Supergirls step-father. I know it’s going to be an unpopular take but his version of Superman is my favourite.

  • Think Bayless will go for a 3 on 1 NationWide vs. Hoss handicap match on the go home show for Rumble?

    • Night

      I doubt Hoss could handle the Job Squad right now.

    • Aaron

      Four on one. I successfully lobbied to get in Silver Fox as your grizzled veteran.

  • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

    Was Okada/Omega really ****** GOAT-worthy, or is Meltz up a creek here?

    • jobber123

      It was awesome. Definitely worth going out of your way to see asap.

    • Aaron

      Dave’s working the marks with the rating, but it is a really good match.

  • jobber123

    God this is so much better on a phone

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Edna has been blasting Alanis Morrisette (ooooh *jots down Morricrest*) all morning.

    My tragic kingdom for an OJ.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Why oh why are we talking about star ratings

    • jobber123

      Isn’t this a blog for discussing wrestling?

      • Wade

        It’s a politics blog that sometimes discusses Star Wars.

        • jobber123

          Don’t you dare nit pick match ratings to the quarter star here on the BoD, I have Trump op-eds to share!!!

          • Devin Harris

            lol

        • Death Rollins

          Also sometimes we argue about how to be a wrestling fan. The only consensus answer is “Not like Tim Kail.”

          • Aaron

            “Sometimes”.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Star ratings? Really? NPP is 95 percent stupid dreck, but they are spot on when they make fun of us for talking about stars.

        • jobber123

          K bro, thanks for setting me straight.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            No problem. Any time I can bring some self-awareness to this place I feel I’ve done my job.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Who are you?

        • Wade

          I like it when I say something mean to Curry and they put it up lol.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            I’ve noticed that you’ve become their favorite!

        • Night

          Then go over there and never come back.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Why? I love this place.

        • The stars in the sky? The stars in Hollywood? The stars on (insert sports team here)? The Dallas Stars?

    • RedStorm

      I give this post ** stars. The complaining isn’t evident enough and there’s no snark. You had *** stars for being Japanese but lost one for having Roman Reigns in your name.

  • Ioan Morris

    I get this message 50% of the time I try to load the Blog: “Fetching of original content failed with the following error: Proxy Publisher Failure – CONNECTION ERROR. If you own this domain, please consult this FAQ.”

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Oh you were probably loading an Observer thread

      omgnaileditsohardsohard

    • Adam The Reindeer

      I get the same. It don’t know if the issue with the main site is what’s affecting Disqus.

  • Ioan Morris

    Thrilled for Mark Andrews. Thinking of taking a Welsh flag to guarantee getting on camera.

  • Ioan Morris

    My NJPW New Year Dash recap: http://blogofdoom.com/index.php/2017/01/05/njpw-new-year-dash/

    Big, yuge stuff.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Sorry I’m not home right now I’m refreshing on the internet so leave a message and I’ll upvote you back

    • Matt_Indeed.

      A likely story.

  • wow.. I don’t think I’ve got an actual update on this page since joining today without a refresh

  • The Polish Hammer

    When I came here looking for refreshing conversation, this wasn’t what I had in mind.

    • . . .

      I can’t decide if I love or hate this comment. But, either way, well done.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    So Kenny Omega is the 6 God?

    • Aaron

      Take your upvote and leave.

  • jobber123

    I think we should only be allowed to talk about wrestling like it’s real! Who do you guys think wins in a fight between Goldberg and Strowman? I say the chokeslam is more devastating than the spear so Strowman will beat him!

    • Jake DDT on the floor trumps all.

    • Death Rollins

      Thanks to Hoss, I misread that as “Godzilla and Strowman”.

      • “Hmm…you may be on to something, pal. Someone get Japan on the phone, dammit!”

        – VKM

    • I’d say the guy who isn’t 50

    • Wade

      I’ve honestly found trying to look at the characters as real and basing my predictions off that to be more fun.

      • Aaron

        Horseshit. You clearly enjoy typing funny Japanese tag team names like Get Wild(!).

        • Wade

          That is a great team name!

          • Aaron

            I can’t deny that.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      No way! Goldberg hasn’t been defeated in 13 years!

    • The Polish Hammer

      No way. You can’t grab someone for a chokeslam while he’s running across the ring to spear you.

      • Aaron

        You also definitely can’t just lift your knee.

  • jobber123

    Was the dragon superplex the craziest spot ever?

    • Ioan Morris

      Pretty crazy for something not involving explosives or glass. Although there was very little margin for error on the back body drop. Omega hit hard on that one.

    • Hayden

      I kept thinking it was gonna get countered or blocked somehow. Didn’t think they’d actually do it.

    • Aaron

      It was neat, but I really liked the One-Winged Angel reversal into the tombstone. Okada’s panicked escapes really put over the move.

    • maskedcabana
  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I give Disqus -* today, but I’m willing to subtract a 1/4 star.

    • Dwayne

      Bullshit. Disqus is -**** at best.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        That’s Warrior-Hogan at Havoc ’98 bad, and I don’t think it’s been that bad.

        • Dwayne

          I had that match at -*** 1/4

          • chicagodem79

            I”ve come around on that match. At the time it was insultingly awful. Now, it’s comically awful. I’ll give it DUD to be generous lol.

      • The Polish Hammer

        Time to un-retire the “red hot pokers up the ass” rating system.

      • Aaron

        I won’t listen to a guy who lost to Comdukakis last night.

  • I know disqus has sucked especially hard the last few days, but you guys do remember when Scott tried a different chat / posting program, right?

    It was actually *worse.*

    • I was not a fan of that.

    • Wade

      “Orange Weights” was amazing.

      • Night

        Shut up!

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Rate it in terms of stars plz.

      • You are negative 6 stars today.

        Or, the new full negative monty.

      • The Polish Hammer

        I’d give it a solid Alpha Centauri B.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          I give this comment a red supergiant.

      • I don’t do star ratings.

    • chicagodem79

      Facebook comments would be even worse, because that means I’d have to reinstate my facebook profile…which I don’t want to do lol.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Yeah I missed that. I came on one day and everyone was screaming about how hilarious a username was. I guess ya had to be there.

      • It was unpleasant. I remember downvotes were back. Aside from that, suckage.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          Woof, downvotes are the worst. “I don’t like what you said but am too passive aggressive to actually argue it.” It’s like a system strictly designed for pussies.

          • Or, maybe it just means “I don’t like this post.” not everything is worth a discussion.

      • Wade

        It wasn’t the user name that was hilarious, it was that it locked a regular poster out of his usual name and he spent half an hour screaming helplessly about it.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          Fair enough, I still think ya just had to be there. Like the Dwarn thing, it’s funny to five of us that were that at that moment.

  • RedStorm

    Nightwatch is one of the best shows on TV.

  • Facts

    I have never heard of a 6 star match before. I knew Omega was awesome.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Most Elimination Chamber matches have 6 Superstars!

      • Starscreamlive

        Recent Elimination Chamber matches have only 1 or 2 Superstars and a bunch of jobbers.

  • Hayden

    As someone whose first NJPW show was WK11 and thus doesn’t know how “strong” these guys are typically booked, were any of the results big upsets?

    • Ioan Morris

      Not really. Goto over Shibata was the culmination of Goto being an underachiever for a long time and him finally winning a big match.

    • Wade

      I wasn’t expecting Goto over Shibata, mostly because Goto is such a renowned loser.

    • I think the biggest upset seems to be O’Reilly losing the RoH title and Naito retaining

  • Ioan Morris

    Meltzer’s ego’s worse than Triple H’s. Had to make it about him!

  • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

    I really don’t think Roman/Strowman will happen at Mania. I think Reigns will win the title, and that match will main event Fastlane, but not Mania.

    • This seems reasonable.

      Well, -ish.

      • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

        Nothing BETTER will replace it, mind you, but even they have a limit to their own stupidity.

        • Not sure you can overestimate their stupidity.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      So who’s Reigns facing at Mania then? It won’t be Owens since that’s been done to death already

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Is there going to be 2 PPVs (1 Raw & 1 SD) between RR & WM?

      • yes

      • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

        Not sure, but Fastlane is scheduled again, and it is a RAW show.

      • Yes. Elmination Chamber is scheduled for Feb 12 (Smackdown PPV).

    • The Polish Hammer

      Rockin’. Rockin’ with Roman.
      Down to the ring to face Strowman.
      But the people boo him on the way (not fun!)
      I said people, mmgh, stop it now!

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        Excellent reference. My son and I just discovered there’s a full video now.

        • The Polish Hammer

          It’s the greatest thing that 2016 gave us.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m actually totally OK with Roman/Strowman. I’m more curious of what the crowd reaction will be like. I’m betting Strowman will be the face at this show.

    • Death Rollins

      Yeah, it’s not the King Kong Bundy era – the monster heel of the week isn’t going to have a world title match at Mania, especially not one who they’re taking the time to build. (Strowman’s actually been the biggest success of the post-split Raw. Which I never imagined.)

      • Theberzerker #HOHOHUSS

        Give it time. WWEntropy breaks everything down into shit in time.

  • Ioan Morris

    205 Live seems to be picking up a bit thanks to the Brits.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Everything is better with more Brits.

      • Ioan Morris

        Apart from World of Sport revivals.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          Heard it was not very good.
          Is there seriously nothing on there worth checking out?

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Not if the Brit is Grado

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Except the American Revolution!
        U – S – A
        U – S – A
        U – S – A

  • Aaron

    Does anyone know how to use Twitch subscriptions? Apparently you get a free subscription every month as part of Amazon Prime.

    • RedStorm

      All I know is that you can watch attractive women play video games and people claim they’re “beating sexism”

      • Aaron

        I don’t see a downside.

        • RedStorm

          Agreed. Everyone wins. I guess they get paid somehow. Probably through ad revenue I guess.

  • Wade

    Kyle O’Reilly would be pretty great on 205 Live.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      He’d be better as a waiter at my local Applebees.

      • Aaron

        Like you’d tip.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          He’d have a better chance getting my money by giving me food than wrestling in front of me.

    • Well, he’ll fit in with Drew Gulak in the silence that’ll erupt when he comes out

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        “And the crowd goes mild.”

  • Ioan Morris

    No TatR lately?

    • RedStorm

      Did he get angry and storm off too?

      • Ioan Morris

        Not that I know off. Unlikely.

      • Aaron

        He apologized several times and then stormed off.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      He asked for pics of my wife on New Years and hasn’t been seen since. Maybe his dick finally broke for real

      • RudoWakening

        RIP L’il TatR

      • Ioan Morris

        Oh dear. Has he been on Instagram?

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          I haven’t seen a blurry cat photo in like two weeks, no

          • Ioan Morris

            Hmm. Perhaps realised the chat would be Japan heavy and decided to avoid it. Wise man.

      • Facts

        AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH WHAT THE HELL IS THAT AVATAR?!

      • It was the pics of you that probably put him over the top, though.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          God I looked good, that new suit is fucking sex appeal

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Anthem Media has come to terms for Jeff Jarrett to return to TNA,
    PWInsider.com has confirmed. We are told that Jarrett will be at this
    week’s TV tapings, as will his wife Karen Jarrett.
    http://pwinsider.com/article/106913/the-deal-is-done-tna-behind-the-scenes-update.html?p=1

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Somehow TNA exists and Jarrett is still headlining the shows. He’s harder to get rid of than a cockroach.

    • Ioan Morris

      And I thought the Suzuki-Gun return was a big deal!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Amazing. These people are the fucking Goonies. They never say die.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    J-E-double-F J-A-double-R-E-double-T returning to TNA is the most ridiculous thing ever. They deserve each other

  • Facts

    Imagine Kenny Omega in Seth Rollins’ role on Raw. Holy Crap.

    • Aaron

      “Yuck” – Kenny Omega

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Kenny FREAKIN’ Omega?

      • Facts

        Yeah never mind

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        I like Seth Rollins, but that shirt is so fucking dumb.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      No. I’d rather Kenny never ever ever go to the WWE. It would ruin everything that makes him awesome.

  • WK11 is 6 hours long?/? what is this Mania?

    • Aaron

      No. The matches are good.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Shhhh it’s from Japan so it’s super awesome no matter how WWE-lite it is

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      An hour longer than WrestleMania in fact!

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      The average match rating was like ***3/4.

  • RedStorm

    This new Geico commercial has a woman running in a “marathon” without a bra on. Strong move Geico.

    • Facts

      Does she bounce?

      • RedStorm

        I wouldn’t talk about them if they weren’t bouncing. They’re medium sized but still efficient. Oh, and still boobs.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      Is that the one with a female singer covering “The Distance”? I’ll have to pay attention next time.

      • RedStorm

        Yessir it was.

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    Oooooooooooohhhhh. Refresh. I get it.

    • DAJackson7

      Or Right Click, Reload Frame

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Oooo, neat.

        • DAJackson7

          I have now done more IT for you than my job today!

    • RedStorm

      “REFRESH! After douching”

  • Aaron

    New research suggests that just as rising crime can drive people out of cities, falling crime spurs gentrification.

    Huh. so people with money like safe cities. This just in, NYT.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Somehow this will be labeled as racist, of course

      • Aaron

        DUH. Why actually tackle hard problems like lack of social services and lousy schools for at-risk minority youth when you can lament the “loss” of a rough neighborhood?

        • Death Rollins

          Especially when the people doing the lamenting are the ones who gentrify areas and drive the lower-income population out.

    • Death Rollins

      News flash! Gentrification spurs unsustainable small businesses built on quirky bullshit ideas!

      • Aaron

        They’ll become a different quirky thing soon enough. I like when cities revitalize.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I hope I only see Kenny Omega on random youtube clips from now until I’m dead.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      ^^^ And that’s a positive comment.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      The worst side-effect of WK11 being so good is that now a bunch of people just discovering him are going to demand he shows up in America.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Of course. That’s what happens.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        U – S – A
        U – S – A
        U – S – A!

      • Ioan Morris

        Has anyone got a WK11 stream?

      • Well, he’s done that. Multiple times.

        …oh, you mean the mouthbreathing morons are gonna DEMAND he come to WWE to please them. Well… fuck those morons.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Eww the wife’s mix has moved on to Green Day, is she dead in there? Possibly dove down the toilet into a better world like on Trainspotting? Perhaps her clothes and personal effects are in an organized pile on the floor and she has been raptured. These are the only explanations available on three hours sleep this cold Thursday morning.

    • early green day or american idiot green day?

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Dookie. An album I didn’t even much care for in junior high school.

        • I would still go with that over American Idiot

        • Death Rollins

          When I was in junior high, that was like the ultimate album for my friends learning guitar to play along with. And that was like 2000! Some mediocrity is timeless. (My guitar teacher was Nirvana’s Unplugged, though. Green Day never really appealed to me much.)

          • RedStorm

            My teachers were blink 182 and Bruce Springsteen.

          • Death Rollins

            Blink was a big one for my friends. That era of pop-punk passed me by. I went straight into mainstremo and learned from Taking Back Sunday.

          • RedStorm

            TBS and Brand New were my next step in learning how to play. Man those were the days.

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            The first song I ever learned was Pennywise’s Bro Hymn, it consists of like six notes on one string. Man I thought I was *THE* shit lol

          • RedStorm

            First song I ever tried to learn was Voodoo Child. Failed miserably lol

          • RudoWakening

            That song has a great chorus

      • Post-American Idiot Green Day was going to be worse.

        • RedStorm

          Everything since American Idiot has been Green Day trying to refind mainstream popularity and Billie Joe trying to be young again. And I’m a big Green Day fan.

    • Wade

      Those are good artists.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I hope Jeff Jarrett wins the TNA title at these tapings

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I hope he wins ALL of the…

      *puts on sunglasses*

      GOLD

      • Matt_Indeed.

        YEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH

      • Aaron

        Take off the sunglasses.

        No, keep them on so the sun doesn’t get in your eyes while you GET OUT.

        • And A Diddly New Year

          No, no, not that door!

          *enters door full of Albuquerque Isotopes merchandise*

          • Aaron

            Hello, I’m Cesar Chavez

          • And A Diddly New Year

            Why do you look like Cesar Romero

          • Aaron

            Because you don’t know what Cesar Chavez looks like.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      That would be am-double-a-z-double i-n-g.

    • WWF1987

      Heck, he could win it four times with as many episodes they’re taping.

    • Death Rollins

      And melts down the plates at the GFW plant!

    • DAJackson7

      Remember when him and HHH had the same number of “World” title reigns?

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Tessa Fowler. Good lord.

    • Facts

      Yes. I do love her.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Hot Take: Lois & Clark was better than Smallville.

    • Ioan Morris

      I’ll take it. First couple of seasons, for sure.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Cold Take: No it wasn’t.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Easily. Dawson’s Creek with superpowers always makes for bad shows (See, Flash)

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I like Dawson’s Creek!

        Pacey, come back!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      You know, that Teri Hatcher had some large breasts

      • Ioan Morris

        *Seinfeld reference*

      • Adam The Reindeer

        I had noticed her. Yes.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Ok this is better. I heard the loud banging that is either the result of a stroke or a dropped shampoo bottle and then the music changed to 4 Non Blondes. This is acceptable.

    • Death Rollins

      Is it the original or the He-Man version?

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Original. THE FUCK THERE IS A HE-MAN VERSION TELL ME MORE

        • Basscase

          There’s a He-Man version?

          Only He-Man version I know is what Luda did.

        • It’s a YouTube video with 4 Non Blodes singing over He-Man clips. Lemme go find it.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I want to give Linda Perry a bath.

      And not in a sexy way.

      I just want to clean her.

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        She needs a full Silkwood Shower.

  • I’m getting caught up on Observers….OF COURSE Abrams claims he signed Flair… that guy just doesn’t disappoint in these flashbacks

    • Devin Harris

      We still need to know if he really had Nigerian backers. The guy obviously got money somehow

  • WWF1987

    I bet a lot of “fans” upgrade their Okada/Omega ratings now. I had it at five stars as it was incredible, but I don’t think it was the best match ever.

    • Night

      I originally had it at 2 stars but now it’s up to 8 stars…and rising!

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Will it hit 11!?

        • RudoWakening

          TUNE IN TO NITRO TO FIND OUT!

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Meltzer really gave it six stars? I only watched the first 10 minutes or so.

      • WWF1987

        Yep. The match was tremendous.

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        And you cancelled your sub after watching it muaha. Bet you feel pretty stup…nevermind no ya don’t

    • I’m not touching my 4 1/2 rating on that. Same reasons as I’ve said a couple times before, it’s an excellent match, but not truly LEGENDARY. And frankly, I consider it weaker than the WK10 AND WK9 main events, but by so small a margin it’s not a debate I’d even get lukewarm over. Someone else wants to call it MOTY/MOTD/MOTC/MOTEVER, be my guest.

  • Wade

    Huh. Puroreso & Love on YouTube put up the entire NOAH Great Voyage from last July for some reason.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      That seems random.

      • Wade

        Maybe because of Suzuki Gun? But even then the main eventer is Sugiura, not Suzuki.

    • Aaron

      Come on y’all let’s take a ride..

      Oh, GREAT Voyage.

  • WWF1987

    100% chance Vince Russo returns to TNA.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      With Jarrett back? I’m surprised he’s not on a plane already

    • maskedcabana

      I actually think they’re going to give the Hardy’s total creative control in order to keep ’em.

      • Adam The Reindeer

        At least it will be a fresh creative team.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Sure, for the Hardy’s segments. But they need Russo to write terrible angles for the other 11 people on the roster

      • Basscase

        The Final Deletion series has brought more pub to TNA than anything else in recent memory. Given the reception, sure I’d give them total control in a heartbeat.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Along with the Harris Brothers!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Bro, you don’t even understand it, bro.

      FROM DAY ONE, I’VE ALWAYS LOVED ALPO.

      SWERVE: IT’S KIBBLES ‘N’ BITS.

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    So… who’s going to e-mail Scott about the “greatest match ever”?

    • Ioan Morris

      “What did you think of the match?”

      • Big D Wangston

        I can see Scott in full 138th Episode Special Matt Groening shooting a gun randomly and shouting “Kenny Omega? . . . . the jap?”

    • Aaron

      Hasn’t he already reviewed the Punjabi Prison match?

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        He should re-review it in all its glory.
        Both of them!

  • What in the Actual Hell is The Assman doing in the opening WK11 match?

    • Ioan Morris

      It’s the pre-show Rumble. He was in the World Tag League.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Like most small companies they want ex-WWE superstars to provide some name value to the card.

    • RedStorm

      The payday was too good to pass up…oh wait you said Assman and not AssFace.

    • Wade

      NJPW brought him in for a run, and he’s still got it!

      • what exactly is “it”

        • maskedcabana

          Ass, man.

        • Hayden

          Pretty crazy physique for a 53 year old, steroids or not!

          Otherwise, he’s still terrible, yeah.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Bringing some star power.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      If TNA did this the reaction would be just a bit different I bet lol

    • Pre-show, not actual opener.

  • bigger pop for Cheeseburger than The One….Billy Gunn

    • Wade

      Cheeseburger is a mega star opening act there for some reason.

    • Aaron

      He is the worst.

    • Hayden

      In the brief amount of time Gunn was in there you could hear him call multiple spots clear as day.

  • Ioan Morris

    So the mobile site improved very slightly, but Disqus has rendered the main site a pain in the ass.

  • WWF1987

    NFL viewership went down quite a bit.

    ESPN:

    Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as the average game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN.

    Primetime broadcasts were the most affected. ESPN’s Monday Night Football (17 games) and NBC’s Sunday Night Football (19 games), the two most costly rights deals, were down 12 and 10 percent, respectively, in total viewers.

    Day time games on Fox and CBS, which both broadcast 27 games, were down 6 and 7 percent, respectively, in total viewers.

    Thursday Night Football games were excluded from the comparison, provided by the league, because of a variety factors that made the comparison versus last year skewed, including streaming on Twitter and a new partner in NBC.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Well, the black guy in San Francisco took a knee during the national anthem and ruined it for everybody.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Don’t take a knee during the anthem, you thugs! ‘MURICA, MAKE IT GREAT AGAIN! *spits*

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        The league is really just lousy right now. There’s around three or four good quarterbacks.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          True. The rest throw like Jeff Garcia.

    • maskedcabana

      Get ready for a Cowboys/Patriots Superbowl.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Dumping the primetime games from network to cable seemed like the league itself saying “these games don’t matter.” Then there were so many shitty match-ups. Throw in the rules taking away all the fun, and the ridiculous hero worship of a handful of white QB’s… just seems like the whole thing has been designed to turn viewers away.

      • It’s been designed to be “Corporate Safe”, where sponsors don’t have to fear being linked to “questionable practices” or “bad influences”… at least when the league can push their own narrative.

        When it gets hijacked… that’s why Goodell’s paid. To try to get the whole fucking sham “back on track”, at whatever cost that keeps any sponsor liability as low as possible. Oh, and to keep the owners making millions upon millions while pushing the costs onto other entities.

    • A Wrestling god

      Honestly, the reason I don’t watch the NFL regularly is because most regular season games are meaningless. The main priority is focused on fantasy stats and individual players over teams.

    • DAJackson7

      The near nonstop talking about the NFL during the week and especially during the offseason has really turned me against it. I might have watched two full games in the last three years

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Just within the world of wrestling itself, Jeff Jarrett has become Hulk Hogan (the Destroyer of Worlds).

    • maskedcabana

      Have to give him credit, he sells his shares of the company right before it tanks and then comes back in once the bloodletting is over.

  • so the WK11 feed runs fine until I hit refresh on this thread….. this is going to be fun

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Good thing Tim Kail doesn’t write about Japanese wrestling. He’d write a 10,000 word essay about how Okada/Omega is comparable to the birth of Christ

    • Ioan Morris

      Only if he pretended they were women he was whiteknighting

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Or Denzel Washington

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Dang it, now you’re making me want a Charlie Reneke review of that 48 minute match

    • The most relevant words I can conjure to adequately describe WrestleKingdom is that the event very nearly approaches the level of equanimity and force de jure of the recent ascendance of Sasha Banks.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Not enough adjectives

  • chicagodem79

    This whole TNA situation has me convinced pro rasslin in it’s traditional form will never go away. If a worthless ass unprofitable company like TNA keeps getting reincarnated, I’m sure WWE will have no problems existing, even if it’s not as big as it used to be.

  • Hayden

    The Wikipedia wormhole led me somehow to stories of Haku’s toughness. If even half of the stuff his fellow wrestlers say is true, that’s crazy, haha.

    • DAJackson7

      I have went down that same wormhole and it led me to make him every champion on WCW Revenge

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I think “Haku is tough” stories are like Andre the Giant drinking stories… 75% of them are true and 25% are embellished.

      But even 75% truth puts them on the mountain of legends

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Did Meltzer actually say Okada/Omega was the greatest match ever?

    • Mikey

      He did!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Wow. I can only imagine the amount of sweaty chest slaps that match produced. Now I must see it.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          Only half the headlocks of your regular 10-minute Nakamura match! I’m surprised at the rating too

    • Wade

      ******

    • RudoWakening

      He said that they may have put on the greatest match ever

    • Ioan Morris

      He said it might be.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Give it a week.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    13. Kazuchika Okada pinned Kenny Omega in 46:45 to retain the IWGP heavyweight title. There was a great video feature on Omega before the match. The match videos made this feel like the biggest match of the year. The match started slow, but it had to given how long it was going and what it was following. They opened with Omega doing the bridge and backslide spot that Flair used to do in his classic matches. Okada did a draping DDT off the barricade. Okada did a sprint on the floor and dove over the barricade with a crossbody. Omega did a Frankensteiner out of nowhere for a near fall. Omega did a running flip dive over the top while the Young Bucks played the theme from “Terminator.” Omega did this ridiculous missile dropkick to the back of the head that looked like it nearly kicked Okada’s head off his shoulders. I have no idea how Okada’s neck could be in decent shape after this match. Omega worked over the neck with the camel clutch. Okada came back working on Omega’s neck with the ref ink and the neckbreaker over the knee. Okada came off the top with the Randy Savage elbow but Omega got his knees up. Omega used a backbreaker and a sliding dropkick to knock Okada over the guard rail. Okada motioned for the announcers to move the tables out of the way and cleared things out. Omega then did a moonsault off the top rope to the floor, over the guard rail onto Okada in the first of the memorable spots. Omega followed with a run along with apron into a double foot stomp onto a table that Okada was underneath. Omega got near falls after two power bombs. Okada was selling great and the crowd started strongly getting behind him. Omega used a middle rope moonsault for a near fall. Okada’s back was sliced up, probably from hitting a table when he flew over the barricade before the moonsault. Omega was on the top rope and Okada dropkicked him to the floor. Omega tried the one-winged angel off the apron through a table but Okada got away. Then came the second crazy spot, which was Okada’s high backdrop where Omega flew over the top rope and crashed through the table. Don’t try this at home. If he had landed just a foot to the left he could have been impaled. Okada hit a missile dropkick for a near fall and an elbow off the top rope. Omega kicked out and slapped Okada in the face. Then came the next crazy spot which was Omega’s dragon superplex off the top rope. Omega continued to work on the neck with a neckbreaker over the knee. Okada used a high angle German suplex. He then finally hit the dropkick and the place exploded. The key here is that everyone knows in a long Okada match, that the dropkick means they are working toward the finish. But they went several minutes after it this time. Omega started doing the jumping knees and a reverse Frankensteiner. He did another running knee. Omega again went for the one-winged angel but Okada not only got out of it, but landed on his feet. Okada used a tombstone piledriver and the rainmaker, but Omega kicked out. Okada used a running dropkick and went for another tombstone piledriver, but Omega reversed and did the tombstone to Okada. The two traded elbows until Omega did a fast dragon suplex and a series of running knees. He went for the one-winged angel again, but Okada was holding the wrist, got out and hit a desperation rainmaker. Omega recovered with kicks and knees over and over until Okada did another rainmaker. Both were selling. They got up and Omega hit a dropkick and a hard jumping knee. Omega went for the one-winged angel again, but Okada got out of it, used a jumping and spinning tombstone piledriver, and then a fourth rainmaker and finally got the pin. ******

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I didn’t know there was the possibility of 6 stars.

      • It was hidden, only to be revealed to the prophet Meltzer by the Angel Okada when the time was right.

      • chicagodem79

        So the question is, what’s a negative 6 star match?

      • maskedcabana

        Extra star for it happening in the Tokyo Dome.

    • Ioan Morris

      The prose style is most definitely not six-stars.

  • Wade

    It was weird trying to explain the psychology of Okada and the Rainmaker and that he WANTS to win with that move. Lariats and German Suplexes are Death moves there.

    Also, I love that Okada will tombstone someone, and then pick them up to hit a Rainmaker on the corpse because he wants the Rainmaker to be the finisher of record. It’s one of my favorite quirks in all of wrestling.

    • Ioan Morris

      He likes the elegance of “The Rainmaker won with the Rainmaker.”

    • Ioan Morris

      Also, my favourite detail of Tana/Naito was that neither man trusted that one finisher would get it done and unnecessarily went for another.

    • Aaron

      I liked when heels would use simple moves to “finish” the babyface after screwing him over. Sarge dropping an elbow on Warrior after Savage KOed Warrior was a nice little heel touch.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      It is difficult for some to wrap their head around psychology more advanced than “He’s big and he’s small.” Take Rico/Osprey and the complaints that it was a bunch of flipping, yes that was the whole point of the contest

      • Wade

        Yeah, they were both getting legit pissed they couldn’t just outflip their opponent and the cockiness turned into real anger.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I liked the ants in my backyard more when they were underground.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          LOL

    • That was indeed a fun debate yesterday morning:

      -“But the Rainmaker is so damn buried/weak! Why doesn’t he just pin the guy after the tombstone?”

      … because he doesn’t WANT to. And once again, in fairness, Omega only kicked out of ONE Rainmaker, the first. The second was a mishit/grazing shot that Okada wisely didn’t go for the pin out of, the third had Okada still a little out of sorts himself, and the fourth was, as you say, “for the record”.

      • Wade

        Its crazy how “Fighting in Character” just flies over heads sometimes.

        There’s more to these guys then “He Wants To Be Champion.”

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          I think we can thank NXT for the belief that that is the only reason for anyone to fight ever.

          • Wade

            I blame the absurdly serious and self important US indie scene myself, but NXT does the exact same thing too.

        • In fairness, wanting to be the “best”, as in the Champion, SHOULD be the primary aim. Now WHY it’s the main goal, that can be easily modified from wrestler to wrestler. Is it the fame? Is it the money? Is it the knowledge that you are the best? Is it to impress someone? Is it to be a leader?

          So many roads that can go… but they should all lead there sooner or later. Otherwise, you’re there as a side show. Which is fine in limited doses, but cannot be more than special attractions.

  • chicagodem79

    So here’s something interesting (and food for thought for people who think manufacturing will magically create all the old jobs lost over the last 30 to 40 years)

    According to an article by the Seattle Times, 45,000 robots are working away at Amazon fulfillment centers. Within the past three years, the e-commerce powerhouse increased its robo-workforce by 15,000 a year. Amazon Robotics’ very own ‚Kiva‘ travels at a speed of 5,5 kilometers per hour und can lift up to 340 kilograms.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      It’s crazy even the people that do their instant deliveries are robots. Or Middle Eastern whichevs

    • Not to mention in another 20 years we won’t have truck drivers, taxi drivers or pizza delivery drivers.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      “The wars of the future will not be fought on the battlefield or at sea. They will be fought in space, or possibly on top of a very tall mountain. In either case, most of the actual fighting will be done by small robots. And as you go forth today remember always your duty is clear: To build and maintain those robots.”

    • Aaron

      I don’t think many people actually believe manufacturing is coming back. The steelworkers I know get what’s going on.

      • chicagodem79

        I think that’s what bothers me the most about Trump. The reason why he won (IMO) are his boasts about bringing jobs back that went away like he can snap a finger and things can go back to the 80s and 90s. There’s a lot of people that will be duped by that message and will pay the price waiting rather than being proactive and trying to find the jobs of the future.

        • Aaron

          When I worked with guys laid off from factory work, I learned quick: there’s no interest in retraining.

          • chicagodem79

            That’s pretty unfortunate, but that’s on them.

          • Aaron

            It’s also on all of us now! YAY ANGER!

  • Mikey

    A reminder that Meltzer said Wrestlemania 31 may have been one of the greatest shows of all time lol

    • Night

      I heard Meltzer said that the egg mcmuffin he ate this morning might have been the greatest breakfast food ever made.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Because “I was there for it and got wrapped up in the moment.” Journalism!

      • Mikey

        He becoming a bit ridiculous in my eyes. He is the best at what he does by far but maybe he should give it more than a day before he assesses everything

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          He may be the best wrestling journa(vomit) or he may be the worst. He may be wrong and he may be right. He may be joking about six stars or he may really believe it.

          Whew, typing while saying nothing is hard. Meltzer deserves whatever he’s paid for doing this for so long.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        As I said then.

        Being a journalist, and being a critic, are different roles with different functions.

        He is both, he is better at one than the other, and not being a descending critic does not nessessarily suggest lacking a grasp on journalism.

    • Aaron

      So “Dave Meltzer” is Tony Schiavone’s nom de plume.

      • Mikey

        No

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Yeah, I’ve never been a big Meltzer=god guy myself. Match ratings are gut feelings, just because he’s been doing them longer doesn’t make his opinion any better than yours.

      • Mikey

        I respect his reporting but to take his ratings for gospel is foolish

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Exactly.

      • Meltzer freely admits that his rankings are just HIS rankings and not a be-all and end-all, and finds himself consistently confused that people take them so seriously.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Well, that’s good.

        • Andy PG

          About that: someone tweeted to him that his 6-star rating would be controversial, and he responded: “Only from people who didn’t see the match or are consumed with being contrarians, which only reflects on them in both cases.” In other words, he’s beginning to buy his own hype.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      I doubt it was the best show that particular day.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Scott Keith has never rated a match ******. What the hell do you have to do to impress that guy?

    • Adam The Reindeer

      he watched the Terri Runnels vs The Kat Thong Stinkface Match from Summerslam 2000, and not even that got ******

    • If he uses it now, he’ll be accused of stealing THAT from Meltzer too.

    • Not a serious question, but for fun:

      What match would be the closest to a “six-star classic” for Scott?

      I’m taking Benoit/HHH/HBK from Wrestlemania 20 OR Backlash. I want to say he’s considered the Backlash rematch a smidge better, but I don’t have the archive on hand at the moment.

      • chicagodem79

        I’d say maybe one of the Wargames matches (92 maybe?).

      • zahidf

        maybe before benoit exposed the business.

        • I’m talking in the moment, much like Dave’s rating here. Not one given after a rewatch and time to think it over.

      • Death Rollins

        Did he ever review HHH/Austin vs. Benoit/Jericho? I feel like that’d be in the running.

        • Hayden

          He did review it – I’m almost certain he went the full monty on it.

    • What about that Punk-Bryan match?

  • Stranger In the Alps

    It’s me!

    • Adam The Reindeer

      DDP?

    • chicagodem79

      The D-O-Double G?

  • And A Diddly New Year

    I bet Dogshit Dave Mootzer the Schmeltzer rates the Death of TNA ******* because he hates TNA so much!

    • … no, that’s my rating to the eventual news article that spells out “Yes, TNA is dead and not coming back to life. Ever.”

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    On one hand, Jeff Jarrett was in charge of TNA during the only time it ever was good.

    On the other hand, he was also in charge of TNA during a lot of times when it wasn’t good.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      They had a good thing going in ’05-06 before Russo took over. It wasn’t groundbreaking, but it was at least a solid alternative to WWE.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    The WrestleMania main even thread is being populated by a bunch of people matchmaking who seem to have no concept of how Vince McMahon thinks

    • They won’t be getting MY Doomie votes for poster of the year!

    • Aaron

      To be fair those drugs cost a lot of money.

    • RawisStoned

      If the mania main event isn’t Bushwacker Luke vs Battle Cat then I am never watching wrestling again….or at least for 10 minutes….less if there is something cool in the Network

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Kinda funny that so many people are shitting on some geeking out over a great Japanese wrestling match; yet they get upset if you don’t acknowledge the Miz as the greatest thing happening right now in North America…

    • Wade

      That was a fantastic match AND Miz has been doing amazing work all year.

      • Death Rollins

        I haven’t seen it AND Miz has been perfectly alright! This means war!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I personally like how we all pigeonhole each other into specific categories! It’s like we’re learning from CNN, Fox News, and the like!
      Yay, BoD!

      • Aaron

        Quiet, libtard.

    • Mikey

      Miz is awesome.

    • chicagodem79

      This is why we can’t have nice things….

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    I think I have this summer trip fairly well plotted:

    Friday: Orioles @ Camden
    Saturday: EVOLVE in NYC
    Sunday: SumSla
    Monday: Mets @ Citi (lolagain)

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      It seems the fates have no desire for my presence at Yankee. That’s ok. Maybe that’s the one stadium I just never make it to.

    • DAJackson7

      Either this summer or next i want to catch Nats and Orioles both at home

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Camden has to be see to be believed. Like, I’m hugely biased to SafeCo but I can’t in good conscience say any park is better than Camden. It’s a monument to God’s Sport.

        • DAJackson7

          I need to see that then, I’ve not hit an East Coast ballpark yet and right now i have PNC #1 followed by AT&T

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            My top five as of now is:

            1) Camden
            2) SafeCo
            3) AT&T
            4) PNC
            5) Dodger

      • RedStorm

        I’m going to take the train down to D.C. to catch a Mets Nats game again this summer. I love how easy it is to get to Citi or down to Philly and D.C.

    • RedStorm

      Let’s go Mets!

      Did you ever go to Old Yankee?

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        I did not. I was within 60 feet of the Citifield entrance last summer but chose to go into a bar and get drunk with Ferrari instead.

        • RedStorm

          IMO Citi is nicer than New Yankee and the new stadium is basically the same as the old one except bigger.

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            Yeah Ferrari says the same and he’s a Yankee fan. Like I said maybe that’s just the one stadium that always eludes me, I kind of like that honestly

          • RedStorm

            The one that got away…..

    • And A Diddly New Year

      TBA: Drunken activities with Dwayne and Kenny and Ferrari

      • Mikey

        Kenny doesn’t drink!

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          He likes Pepsi. I was all stumbling at one point and Dwayne and I realized he’d been sitting in the heat for two hours without anything to drink and I sort of mumbled, “Let’s get him a Pepsi? I dunno…CM Punk likes it!”

        • Designated Driver!

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Absolutely!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I’m fairly certain Kyle O’Reilly works for Kohls in men’s shoes down the street from my house.

    • Wade

      He looks like Wade Barrett’s ugly little brother.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Little….little…..little…..brother.
        The one who went to prom with Cousin Margaret.

    • Aaron

      I’m not paying for some designer name. These Sonoma shoes are just as go-my feet hurt.

  • Had to do some work so still in the opening rumble match

  • now it’s my understanding that some of this music has changed due to legal rights… as they tell me this ever minute someone comes in

    • NJPW’s music rights seem to be quite limited… then again at least they come out and admit it, compared to WWE’s “Well if we just put this theme in here it’ll be fine, who cares if anyone notices.”

      (If WWE actually admits their changes anywhere, disregard the second half of my statement.)

    • Ioan Morris

      English or Japanese feed?

      • I was getting it on the English feed last night, mainly during the pre-show Rumble. I honestly don’t remember it coming up once the show started, if it did I didn’t notice.

        Not like I know any of their themes all that well anyway. Except for Omega’s, which I do like.

        • Ioan Morris

          They had everyone’s proper music for the live broadcast. I remember noticing Liger’s proper music and thinking YES!

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      It’s all the old guys.

      The new talent you don’t get it because they use in house music they own the rights too. Tanahashi, Okada, Omega, etc

      Makabe meanwhile uses fucking Imigrant song by led Zepplin

    • Ioan Morris

      FWIW all their themes were correct when it was live.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Nope.

        All the overdub guys had over dubbed music.

        Most of those guys were buried in the battle royal or taging with people who have original music though.

        GBH came out to Makabe’s overdub.

        • Ioan Morris

          Oh. I could’ve sworn I heard Liger’s proper music. maybe Makabe was the only replacement, being Zeppelin?

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            They bought the rights to Liger’s music last year. They haven’t been dubbing it for months.

          • Ioan Morris

            That’s cool. Must have missed that. I love that theme. Might well have been the first Japanese wrestling music I heard.

  • Wade

    I can’t wait until Yoshi Tatsu shows up in CMLL as Faux Triple H.

    • Ioan Morris

      The extra layer of explanation is surely what’ll make that gimmick.

  • Hey, the new comment notifications are working again! Woo!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    The house FINALLY goes on the market tomorrow!
    Please sell quickly, I pray to the Real Estate Gods!

    • Good luck.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Thanks!

    • Heidenreich

      Quickly lol.

      best of luck. We bought a house in November and things are still dragging. What a country

  • Adam The Reindeer

    It took till episode 5 of Supergirl before Maxwell Lord actually comes out as the Les Luthor epxy. Up until now I honestly was hoping he’d be more of a shade of grey type recurring character.

    So far it’s a good show, but something just seems a bit missing, I think it’s a pacing issue, or writing but something doesn’t seem to be clicking.

    • Death Rollins

      The live action adaptations have trouble with those shade of grey characters. Waller being treated like a villain and sociopath in the Squad movie, for example.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Macy’s getting rid of 10,000 jobs.
    I can’t remember when I bought anything from Macys.
    That may the problem.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      I had no idea her music was that important to the economy.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        She tried to say goodbye to the industry, but she choked.
        She tried to walk away, but she crumbled.

        • +1 for the effort, plus reminding me of a (probably not) funny (to anyone else) story from my younger years.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Oh Jesus…

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Jesus’ music is definitely important to the economy.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          PROBLEM SIR?

    • I’ve never done that, I mainly know them from their Thanksgiving Parade.

      I do know they’re an “old school” department store chain, but whether they’re closer to a Sears, or more “specialized” is beyond me. I’ve just never had reason to care.

      • Death Rollins

        Closer to a Sears, although their focus is more heavily on clothes, luggage, home decor, that kind of thing.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I usually go there to buy my dad cologne since he loves it and they have a ton of brands

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    The cunning folks at Anthem have cracked the code: bringing in Jeff Jarrett and his wife will turn everything around.

    • Death Rollins

      MEH TNA has got the formula down!

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        More like the formula to go down. They’ve been on Pop a year now and have yet to draw any new viewers.

        • Death Rollins

          That’s because they didn’t have Jarrett!

  • RawisStoned

    Taco Bell now has both a healthy menu, and high protein menu. Game…Changer.

    • “High protein” = OH MY GOD WHY WON’T THE SHITTING STOP!?!

      • The Rabid One

        Push, push damn you. It will come out some how.

    • riraho

      Ehhh….stay in your lane Taco Bell.

    • RudoWakening

      Don’t forget that 32oz Baja Blast!

  • Biff ♥ You

    Ugh. No power, no sleep. I have to use this shitty mobile version.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Sounds like a weird Verizon commercial set to Bob Marley

      • Biff ♥ You

        More like a “I only got 4 hours sleep and want more, come back power” issue.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          Is it a heat issue or something? I mean usually when the power goes out that leads to sleeping in…

          • Biff ♥ You

            Sleep apnea. I literally can’t sleep without power.

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            Oh jesus, you have the mask and all that stuff? That sounds miserable dude sorry

          • Biff ♥ You

            Yep, I have the mask. Going on 15 years now.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    I find the people bent out of shape that Meltzer enjoyed a match way more amusing then people who take his star ratings way to seriously.

    Both of them make the mistake of thinking Meltzer takes his star ratings more seriously than he does.

    He’s just a guy who knows a lot about wrestling and is a talented writer about it with some inside connections. Cool guy. We’re gonna be in the shit when he dies and there’s no one else even about tempting to cover wrestling seriously.

    • Death Rollins

      I wonder that sometimes – if Dave isn’t around, who’s even equipped to take his place?

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        People treat Dave like an arbiter when they shouldn’t because he’s the only guy.

        • Death Rollins

          Oh sure, but I mean as a serious wrestling journalist with connections and experience. He’s a knowledgeable reviewer, but I think his reporting is more valuable.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            No I know that’s why you meant.

            I’m saying being the only seriously wrestling journalist makes people think his critical opinion is more valuable than it is.

            I think his star ratings are batshit wack half the time. That’s fine though. Star ratings are subjective, and usually he’s in the ballpark for most people, so it’s not like going crazy and joinging a Cult and calling Sasha Banks wrestler of the year

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Anyone. How hard can it be to write “something may or may not happen?” Any guy from 411 can take over that job.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          The observer does a lot more than that.

          He’s one of very few guys who has the knowledge and materials to write in depth about wrestling pre-WWF expansion, for one.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    According to ShowBuzzDaily.com, this week’s WWE Smackdown Live, featuring Dean Ambrose defeating The Miz for the IC Title, averaged 2.596 million viewers. This week’s number is down from last week’s 2.885 million viewership average. As noted, last week’s Smackdown Live is the first time Smackdown has beaten Raw in the WWE ratings war since the brand split took place in 2016.

    Smackdown was not, however, able to defeat Raw two weeks in a row, as this week’s Raw averaged 3.046 million viewers for a show which featured the return of Goldberg.

    • chicagodem79

      They can’t hotshot Attitude Era stars every week…..

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Just you wait and see, PAL! Too Cool is coming back!

        • Adam The Reindeer

          I wouldn’t mind seeing them have a short nostalgia run.

          • RudoWakening

            Scott Taylor looked to be in great shape during his appearance last year

    • Biff ♥ You

      Thank God I have other plans Monday. RAW will be insufferable.

    • WWF1987

      Oh well. At least Smackdown will win next week.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        You don’t think special appearances by Shawn Michaels and Taker can beat the College Football Championship?

        • DAJackson7

          Taker pisses me off more and more, a month ago he said he is a smackdown guy, now he’s on Raw, just fuck off and retire

  • Chris B

    I just watched a documentary on Donald Trump, its eerie how similar him and Vince are.

    Both had successful fathers who’s territorial business they took national
    Both went to military academies
    Both only went to college for an undergrad
    Both suffered embarrassing losses in the early 90s
    Both turned their fortunes around by rebuilding their brands around their own personalities
    Both used television to rebuild their empires
    The only real difference is Vince grew up in poverty and Trump didn’t.

    No wonder they are tight.

    • The Rabid One

      Birds of a feather

    • PhilStubington

      Both have also had a string of business fuck-ups and appear to have some frankly inappropriate feelings about their children.

    • Aaron

      Terrible TERRIBLE hair and clothing
      Stuck in the 80s
      Sexual deviants

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Alex Riley on his issues with John Cena on the Ross Report:
    “I will put it this way; there was an incident, and it definitely changed the path in my career. I don’t want to discuss it right now, but I will one day for sure. It was a tough situation at times, we can leave it at that.”

    What was this about again? That Cena wanted him to stop using his finisher, or something?

    • chicagodem79

      If he thinks somebody is paying him for that exclusive interview, think again lol.

    • I thought it was a rib gone poorly.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        I don’t remember, but I feel like I’ve heard the story before and forgot about it because it was so inconsequential

    • Miko363

      “I don’t want to discuss it right now, but I will one day for sure.”

      What’s he waiting for? The percentage of wrestling fans who even care anymore to get even lower?

      • Aaron

        Cena% might as well be 100%

  • jobber123

    Meltzer is saying Kyle O’Reilly is going to wwe??? That doesn’t make a ton of sense.

    • Death Rollins

      Someone needs to man the merch tables.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      What?? He’ll drown there!

      • jobber123

        It makes no sense. Can you imagine him doing scripted comedy?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Nope. He also has an awful look. This can only go poorly. I was really looking forward to him signing on with NJPW and still working with ROH.

          • Death Rollins

            Would it help if he ends up being La Luchadora?

    • Biff ♥ You

      The quality on NXT just jumped considerably.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      I think that’s the guy Duck said would get 2017’s WWE MOTY by virtue of joining NXT. I thought we were just joking around…

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Hmm. He did just drop the ROH belt…

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      As soon as he dropped the ROH title it was obvious what was happening.

      • jobber123

        I figured he was going to NJPW.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          No need to have him drop the title like that then. In fact that’s counter productive to getting him over in Japan. ROH could make him drop the belt on THEIR show if it wasn’t urgent and he signed with their working partner

    • Wade

      205 Live

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Well that’s fucking depressing to think about

        • Wade

          I’m cautiously optimistic. The shows been getting better the last couple weeks.

  • jobber123

    Also its Suzuki vs okada in the next program per Dave

    • Biff ♥ You

      Kneel before the King. Hail Suzuki!

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I mean. I got that from Suzuki standing on Okada’s throat and holding up the title this morning.

    • Wade

      Wooo! Prediction correct!

  • Chris B

    Jay Gruden firing entire defensive coaching staff. Allow me to say this … “thank God!”

  • jobber123

    Could you imagine a njpw jr division with Kushida, Kamaitachi, ricochet, Ospreay and Kyle O’Reilly?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I thought that’s what we were getting…dammit.

      • Night

        Hey, somebody’s gotta job to Brian Kendrick’s bully choke!

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Even if he stayed, he and Fish turned heavyweight when they wrestled Shibata.

        I thought it was just being open weight, but the announcers clearly said that o’Reilly was a JR. No more.

        • jobber123

          I thought it was just an open weight thing. I fucking loved that kopw show btw.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            A lot of people did that follow casually, but they went hard on stressing he was a heavyw now to the Japanese audience.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I haven’t watched it yet. I thought it was just open weight, too.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            O’Reilly also said his goal was to go heavyweight and wrestle in G1 this year.

            it’s definently the direction he was heading.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Ospreay/Shibata. Literally nothing else matters.

      • Aaron

        Just imagine how many nonsense flips Will could do off one PK.

    • Ioan Morris

      O’Reilly’s become a heavyweight in NJPW.

      Also, we’re getting Hiromu vs. Dragon Lee again soon!

  • They should reveal that Scott Norton is Elgin’s father

    • Death Rollins

      And that Bluto is Scott Norton’s father.

    • Big D Wangston

      Then have them do a tearful “PAPA!! . . . . SON!!” hug it out session.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      I vehemently support this.

  • The Rabid One

    Okay people, if I plan to hack you, make sure you change your e-mail password from Password to something completely different. And if you say 1 2 3 4 5, I will throw my luggage at you.

    • Aaron

      Password1. Got it.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      My password is six letters and impossible to guess, totes

      • Kenny_Reigns

        ArtLvr

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          GROOOOSSSSSSSSSSSS

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    So the NFL regular season ends, and the combined viewership of RAW & SmackDown dips slightly? That’s… not good.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      RAW went up this week, but probably because of a 50 year old part time wrestler

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Yeah, the tiniest nudge, and SmackDown had Cena last week.

        This company is so screwed in 4 months when Mania has passed and all the old fucks are gone from TV.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          The post-Mania ratings hit will be painful, especially if Cena is off filming another movie

  • RudoWakening

    As the plot thickens, it gives me the dickens reminiscin’ of Charles

    • Starscreamlive

      Spottiottiedopalicious?

      • RudoWakening

        Damn right.

  • Miko363

    I can’t wait to see what the folks running Raw do to annoy Shawn Michaels this week!

    • Night

      Probably build up this huge potential angle with Kevin Owens but will never get paid off because Shawn doesn’t wrestle anymore.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      They’ll have him screw over Brian Kendrick because of their past history (which they won’t actually acknowledge), and then never follow up on it until Michaels says “Uh, guys, shouldn’t he want revenge?”

      You know, like they did with Daniel Bryan.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Seeing how they fucked up promoting Batista in Guardians of the Galaxy – a slam dunk handed to them on a sliver platter, to mix metaphors – I do not hold any faith in WWE doing any better with Shawn.

  • jobber123

    OReilly to nxt is so weird to me. I love kyle O’Reilly, probably my favorite white wrestler but he is not going to translate to wwe. His whole thing is serious wrestler dude. How can you be that in the stanford circus?

    • Night

      Whoa, whoa, whoa, everyone! Kyle O’Reilly is Jobber’s favourite WHITE wrestler!

      We cannot let this pass.

      • jobber123

        There’s like 5 Japanese guys, one black dude, and 3 or 4 Mexicans I like better. Plus I might like AJ or Ospreay better depending on the way the wind blows.

      • Aaron

        His favorite wrestler overall is Hulk Hogan, who is orange.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He’s a less charismatic Brett Hart.

      • Night

        Goddammit, Kenny! One t in Bret!

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I wasn’t around then!

          • Night

            No excuse!

      • RudoWakening

        4/10 spelling

      • Aaron

        It’s Bret Hartt, nerd.

      • Dwayne

        You’re right, Keny

    • RudoWakening

      Mine might be Gallagher. Or KO

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Mine is Adam Cole Baybay followed by ZSJ.

    • Starscreamlive

      They could bring in Lance Storm to be his manager.

  • RudoWakening

    Frida is getting sick which means she will sack out early tonight. I shall watch Kingdoms of Wrestling when she does.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I was going to watch it today, too.

      • Dwayne

        Me too

        • Biff ♥ You

          Good show, much joy. Young Bucks and Roppongi Vice is where you should start.

    • I’m watching it right now

  • Why is Ibushi under a Tiger Mask?

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Because IbushI is a mad man

      • follow up why is Ibushi opening the biggest show of the year in a 6 minute match?

        • Aaron

          Easy work and easy money.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Because he is a mad man.

          He won’t sign an exclusive deal even though NJPW and WWE offered because he’d rather do this and wrestle blow up dolls in DDT.

          If ever there were an eccentric artist* type in wrestling, it’s Ibushi. He seemingly can’t stomach not being a freelancer.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Eccentric artist* type

        • jobber123

          He wants to do it.

    • RudoWakening

      Cartoons.

    • maskedcabana

      Getting paid.

    • Wade

      Same reason he showed up in Wrestle 1 the week after the CWC. He’s just Ibushi.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Because that dude was born without the part of the medulla responsible for fuck giving.

  • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

    Related to a discussion yesterday- the final episode of Nitro on 03/26/01 did a 3.0 (3.1/2.9) rating. I couldn’t find the actual number in millions (and I know that the cable universe has changed, so an adjustment is probably needed), but that was also against a Raw that had a 4.7. So yeah, the fact that about four million wrestling fans have left, and USA has trouble getting sponsors for WWE shows, should be of concern to both WWE and USA.

    • Death Rollins

      “But they’re corporate now! They don’t need to worry about the product. That’s for smarks who should just watch something else.”

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        I so want USA to dump their ass. They really have it coming.

        • Oh yeah, let’s destroy the only mainstream wrestling that’s available. I’m sure that would be GREAT for the indies out there if they have NOTHING to be an alternative to.

          • Death Rollins

            “YOU’LL ALWAYS HAVE TNA TO KICK AROUND, DARLIN’!” – Dixie

          • His point stands.

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            They can survive scaled-down on the Network and Hulu. I’d miss Smackdown, but I don’t expect it to be good forever. They aren’t too big to fail or anything; it’s capitalism, even in Trump’s America.

    • Nah, they quit giving a shit about those fans long ago.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      When WCW died, almost all of the 2 million people watching Nitro each week just stopped watching wrestling completely, rather than move over to the WWF

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        TNA sure as hell didn’t pick them up, either. I know WWE has diversified and all of that shit, but all of their product is still based on wrestling. They have nothing without it.

        • DAJackson7

          TNA’s problem was the weekly PPV model, if they where on television to start they might have had a chance

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    O’Reilly going to WWE where his entire skill set is counter to success right after wining the ROH world title–becoming the shortest reigning champion ever.

    It’s James Gibson (Jamie Noble) all over again!

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I thought giving him the title was a sign he was sticking around with NJPW.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      I was supposed to go to the show where Gibson won the title.
      Got stupidly sick the night before.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    I was under the impression The Fam was going to sushi and a movie today but I’ve just been informed that first we are going pants shopping for me. I feel like an old family dog that was promised a trip to a farm and now my owner has the door open on the side of State Route 5 and is trying to lure me out of the car with a piece of jerk beefy.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      You’ll be God’s dog now, living in the woods…

    • RudoWakening

      If Edna says she wants to show you a nice tree out back, RUUUUUUUUNNNNN

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Shopping is the fucking worst. Typically this is avoided by her buying stuff without me lol

    • At least they aren’t taking you to the vet, sparky.

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        For the purposes of this post I thought to myself, “I need a roadway that no one would ever want to go on.” So I googled “New York to Buffalo” and came up with State Route 5 lol

  • jobber123

    Adam Cole I could easily picture in nxt or even “on top” on raw. But O’Reilly….nope. Bad idea

    • WWF1987

      O’Reilly seemed like a perfect fit for NJPW.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Kyle O’Reilly could work in WWE in a Rockstar Spud role

    • Biff ♥ You

      I dunno, he’s an asskicker with natural charisma and a good voice. He’ll be a big splash in NXT, and that could be a gateway to WWE success.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        …a good voice?

        Have you ever heard O’Reilly speak!?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I was wondering the same thing, but maybe he really likes bland promos with forced emotion.

          • Biff ♥ You

            I had little experience with him before this week, but became a huge fan. So I went online to find some promos to see how he sounded, and it honestly wasn’t nearly as bad as you guys claim. He sounded fine.

          • Are you sure you’re weren’t watching ReDragon promos and are you sure you weren’t confusing him with Bobby Fish?

  • Dwayne

    O O O O’Reilly…. Auto parts

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Maybe Kyle can go work for them.

  • Wade

    I’m convinced that in like 3 years RoH will have no wrestlers under contract and will just be an English language NJPW/CMLL joint show.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I think they’re putting all their chips in being the US home for gaijin NJPW guys.

    • maskedcabana

      Doesn’t look good when you give a guy the World Title and he’s still doesn’t re-sign.

      • Wade

        Kyle?

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Makes you wonder if the long game is to be an arm of NJPW.

      ROH business has gone up because of new Japan but in terms of brand growth NJPW is the clear chief benificiary of the relationship

      Half of the people who got NJPW world for the first time in January were Americans.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      ROH will have no choice but to sign guys like Sky de la Crimosa and Scott Summers!

  • RudoWakening

    Being PS4 friends with Bayless has paid off! The BoD has invaded the My Career mode on my 2K17

    • Aaron

      ENE beatdown commence.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I hadn’t played Sonic 3 for a long time….and now I know why. The fucking design gives me a headache.

    • Dwayne

      I downloaded the old Sega games on the X-Box and they included Sonic 1-3 and Sonic and Knuckles. I can’t beat any of them lol

      • Matt_Indeed.

        They are tough.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        All the old Sega games are way harder than I remember.

        • Dwayne

          I beat Streets of Rage 2

          • Kenny_Reigns

            SoR2 might be the greatest game ever made.

            Do you have a Windows computer? Someone made a SoR4 that plays exactly like SoR2 and has Adam from SoR1.

          • Dwayne

            Yeah. I have a computer running windows 10

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I’ll e-mail it to you. It’s great.

    • Starscreamlive

      I never liked that game. I loved Sonic 1 and 2.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Same.

  • Wade

    Cody and The Bucks should probably throw Cole out of Bullet Club as a story to get the belt onto Cody.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      If Cole is leaving. (Which, absolutely he probably is fucking gone in April–but if they do the impossible and Sinclair ponies up you keep riding the Cole train.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I wouldn’t count on him leaving. He’s turned the WWE down once before and is best friends with the Bucks. I imagine they’ll open the purse for him.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Kyle O’Reilly left.

          If they can’t keep a guy tailor suited to their style, Cole is not gonna stay if the WWE offers him a real deal.

          Cole has 10 times the WWE ceiling O’Reilly does.

          Cole is gonzo.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Maybe. I’m only making a guess because ROH and NJPW know what they have with him.

  • The Rabid One

    Wait, is it official official. No more Dixie. She off to la la land.

  • PhilStubington

    Watching Pete Rosenberg sell out on this Network rubbish is depressing.

    • Dwayne

      Rosenberg sold out way back

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Has he ever not been a sell-out?

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Did you ever see the video of him apologizing for criticizing Nikki Minaj? He’s pathetic.

        • Dwayne

          Yeah, how embarrassing.

    • He discovered he can buy things with money.

    • Aaron

      Eh. Pay me and I’ll shill the piss out of some Roman Reigns pabulum.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Literally WHO?!?

  • Hayden

    There’s a video floating around of Ric Flair doing a deadlift and I can only assume the poor fucker is probably in the hospital today. Horrible form with heavy weight is a bad combination.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      He used like zero leg drive. It looked like All back.

      • Hayden

        Yep.

    • Death Rollins

      That video was worrisome, to say the least. What the hell does he think he’s got to prove at his age?

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Doing heavy strength training is great.
        But form is critical, especially when we’re speaking about a 67-year-old.

        • Death Rollins

          Yeah, I’m no deadlifting expert or anything, but that looked terrible. Especially when you consider he spent most of his career unable to even take back bumps.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            His form looked awful.
            I cringed for his back.
            You lift it with your legs, and push your hips through at the top to straighten out.
            That looked like he used his back for 80% of the lift.

      • Miko363

        Guarantee some 20-something with D-Cups walked into the gym 2 minutes prior.

  • Bones
    • tannerfamilyfun92

      And ESPN is losing around 300,000 subscribers a month

      • Bones

        And cable companies charge customers $6 a month for just ESPN. The math isn’t pretty for ESPN.

        • The Rabid One

          There are now packages that are ESPN less and significantly cheaper.

          • Miko363

            Yep but you have to drop the entire sports package in most cases. So, for example, I don’t believe I could drop ESPN but still keep NESN (for Red Sox) and Comcast Sports New England (for Celtics).

    • just call me the 8% man

    • Mick

      Interesting that prime time games were the worst, and during an election. So people stop watching football for the sole reason of not seeing political ads?

      • Bones

        They’d have to stop watching everything else too

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    Is Kyle O’Reilly (sp?) at least physically bigger than Bálor?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Nope. He’s smaller.

      • Biff ♥ You

        He’s bigger.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          If he’s 210 legit, I’m 305.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I’m thinking the same. I’ve seen him up close many, many times and he’s not a big guy.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I’m 6’5″, 203lbs, and I look like goddamn Giant Gonzales without the Argentinian charisma next to that guy.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            6’5″ 203??? How?? If I go below 220, I look like a walking skeleton. My doctor got *really* mad at me when I hit 215 once.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I was 170lbs for like 15 years. lol

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Wow!!! You must have been a walking stick!

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I was for a long time. Starting to work out now. Gonna find a gym where we’re moving to….gonna be fun!

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Jesus! At 6’5? Lift some damn weights! lol

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yep. lol

          • Aaron

            Better slim down for 305 Live.

      • Really? I thought he had at least 15 pounds on Balor

        • Kenny_Reigns

          It’s quite possible I’m biased from years of seeing him in person and him growing during that time.

    • Biff ♥ You

      5’11”, 210 lbs. In that area, so yeah.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      He’s the size of the kid who cuts your elderly neighbor’s lawn every other Saturday.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        I thought he looked familiar….

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Well, it’s entirely possible that’s his side job.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Same height, 17 pounds heavier.

  • Biff ♥ You

    ROH is making a mistake becoming NJPW’s fuck buddy if they think they’ll provide shelter from Hurticane Vince long-term. NJPW couldn’t give two fucks about ROH outside of what ROH can do for them. Case in point, the ROH Champ getting pinned the night after winning the belt fourth from the bottom on an 11 match card.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      ROH’s attendance has quadrupled in the past 2 years. I don’t think they’re too worried. They’ve survived in much leaner times.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Shit, really? Quadrupled?

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          That’s higher than the numbers I’m aware of, but attendance is way up, regardless. They can draw big crowds to markets other than Toronto and New York now, and their Toronto shows are always a lot more full these days.

        • And A Diddly New Year

          They tour more cities across the country too, rather than stay in Chicago, New York, and Philly

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Yep. Doubled attendance in both 2015 and 2016 from the year prior respectively.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            Oh were talking people, not average attendance?

            yeah. That sounds about right then.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Yeah…overall numbers. A guy on ROHworld,com was tracking it.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Good for them.

      • Death Rollins

        I’m curious, as someone who hasn’t watched much RoH since the fairly early days – what’s driving the increase? Is it mostly that they have so much more exposure now?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I don’t know. Allegedly, their TV show does great numbers. I’ve heard between 500K- 1 million. I think it’s a combination of their TV show, NJPW, and just building new cities around the country.

          Kevin Owens probably helped some, too, since people know he came from ROH.

          • Death Rollins

            I’d imagine that Punk, DBry and Rollins fit there, too – RoH’s reputation for producing major future stars precedes them at this point. And maybe there’s even some splashback from the WWE moving everything online and also getting fans accustomed to an indie-style format, even in a distilled fashion.

            But yeah, the TV show is probably the biggest reason, although I’d be interested to see how they’ve expanded their touring strategy. And NJPW being insanely hot is probably a factor at least in maintaining the general hardcore audience.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            They really tapered off for NorthEast shows and have been steadily building an audience in places like Atlanta and Las Vegas. I think building new bases is really paying off for them.

          • PhilStubington

            I’d heard much higher numbers if you added all the syndication in.

          • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

            Plus, and this is a big one- they don’t have to pay for Owens’ catering anymore.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      What Kenny said.

      ROH has had better revenue than ever as a result of the NJPW deal.

      As for Cole getting pinned–so did Naito.

      champion gets pinned in tag match is how 80% of NJPW feuds start, and the oher 20% are tournement wins.

    • Wade

      He…lost it to another RoH guy who was under contract longer in what looks like an emergency move.

    • Wade

      I misread, but losses (especially in Tag matches) don’t matter as much in NJPW. Every G1 winner gets pinned at least twice in the tournament. Cleanly.

      The whole “He’s Buried” after taking a pin is silly when applied to puro.

      • Biff ♥ You

        I didn’t say he was buried; it’s just if I were ROH, I’d want my champion to be a bit more protected is all.

        • Ioan Morris

          It’s their way of setting up a title match at a joint show.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Again. Naito is their new god and he got pinned.

          If a champion is pinned, it means a title match MUST happen. That’s the established law in NJPW so this is how most title matches are set up.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Forgive me, I’m just getting into New Japan proper, and still view things through the WWE lens.

        • Wade

          It’s a rhythm you pick up, and oddly enough, I’ve found it makes you more forgiving of WWE with wins and losses (though not storytelling).

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          All good. Makes more sense seeing it like that.

          Hashi pinning Cole was most likely ROH’s idea, to set up a New Japan face for Cole to defeat.

  • Eric Von Erich

    Up until the last few years, I thought the internet was one of mankind’s greatest inventions. Now I’m not so sure.

    It’s given more people a voice, for good and for bad. I’m not sure that the net result of those voices finding an audience and being heard is positive for humanity. That is, I wouldn’t be surprised if the bad outweighed the good in the end.

    Then again, I’m sure there were people who felt this way about the printing press, radio, television, etc.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      People always have communicated bad ideas since the invention of cave painting. The technology changes, but people are always going to have bad ideas and find a way to communicate them

      • Death Rollins

        Yeah, I mean it didn’t take the internet to bring us Mein Kampf or the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Freedom = eternal vigilance, etc. etc.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Exactly. And at least with the internet you could have people saying “This Mein Kampf thing is evil bullshit.” Couldn’t really say that in Nazi Germany.

          Well, you could, but nobody would ever see you again

          • Death Rollins

            Yeah, the only downside is that a totally open format tends to delegitimize mass media sources and prop up independent ones, including extremist ones. So in many cases it’s up to the individual to determine the accuracy of a source, which isn’t as easy as it sounds when even our President-Elect undermines traditional news sources.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            While I’m certainly no Trump fan, on one level many of the traditional news outlets did need a reality check. I wish the reality check wasn’t President Trump, but it is what it is.

            The fact that the Washington Post published and then retracted two stories about “RUSSIAN HACKING!” in the last two weeks pretty much demonstrates that traditional media hasn’t learned anything and is trying to beat knee-jerk clickbait news at its own game instead of doing proper research and quality reporting.

            I mean, the “Russia has hacked the Vermont power grid!” story turned out to be “A laptop that was sued at a Vermont power station had a virus on it.”

          • Death Rollins

            That’s more than fair. It’s a spiral of RESULTS COVERAGE VIEWS SUBSCRIBERS without a realistic end in sight. Which is a shame, because WaPo’s been doing plenty of great journalism regarding Trump and they’re only diminishing the valuable work they’re doing with that shit.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Exactly. One retraction affects an outlet’s reputation more than a hundred well-reported stories. With traditional media under a microscope because of this election and because of President Trump, it needs to be extra-careful to restore confidence.

      • Eric Von Erich

        I’d say the difference now is that people can communicate bad ideas to all other people on the planet instantaneously with very little cost or effort. There is no barrier.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          On the other hand, there is the freedom of others to use the same technology to counter those bad ideas. There’s a reason why China, Cuba, and North Korea try to (and in the latter cases, succeed) stifle the internet in their countries because they don’t want other ideas influencing their people.

          I prefer having the internet over living in one of those places.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Thanks to the internet, I’ve seen a significant portion of the world’s female population naked or semi-naked at some point. So thumbs up here.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Do you remember how hard it was for teens to get pictures of naked women before the internet?

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    “Fine but I’m at least getting a new M’s cap.”

    I am 36 years old. Jesus Christ.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      LOL

      I love that I know someone who has my same life.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        ^^ As far as kids and wife goes, and the totem pole. Not the photoshop madness, and the incessant need for attention parts.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          LOL, I love you too Matthew

          • Matt_Indeed.

            I love you as well, Gwen Crestfani.

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            Just wait for Marvilyn Monroe, if you can’t handle me at my worst you don’t deserve me at my crest

          • Matt_Indeed.

            This is getting pun-ishing.

  • Facts

    The Nostalgia Critic is not funny in the slightest. Where can I write the FCC about him?

    • Death Rollins

      Co-signed. I don’t get why AVGN works with him so much.

      • The Rabid One

        Friendship thing

    • You can’t. The FCC doesn’t regulate internet content.

  • Aaron

    Adam Page is lucky he’s wrestling Billy Gunn and Yoshitatsu, otherwise he’d be the biggest dork in the ring.

  • PhilStubington

    So Bring it to the Table sucks totally – just an excuse for Vince’s sock puppets to troll the fans again.

    • Basscase

      And the best part is, fans pay to see this happen!

    • The Rabid One

      And for Paul to tell us to shut up and boycott.

      • People should take his advice. Maybe then I won’t have to listen to all the constant complaining.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I wish they would. I mean, if someone enjoys WWE, power to them. But there are people who complain about every little thing and take any sign as the company falling apart and it’s just like – why are you doing this to yourself?

          • I have never understood why people focus that much energy on something they don’t enjoy.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I would rarely if ever come here and be completely over wrestling if I hadn’t made the transition to products I enjoy more.

            WK11 made me feel about wrestling a way WWE hasn’t since I was child. If they weren’t there making me love wrestling…I wouldn’t spend any time on wrestling. The only reason WWE registers on my Rader is that they’re so big you can’t be in the Fandom and not know what’s going on in Vince land.

  • love that Young Bucks have 4 tag title belts with them

    • Biff ♥ You

      Pray 4 Barreta

      • Aaron

        That bump should make any believer question his faith.

        • Biff ♥ You

          On the contrary, divine intervention is the only explanation as to why he’s alive. lol

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Tells a great story how it plays into the finishing sequence of the match that he is dead too.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I read that as Batista. It’s been a week.

    • Ioan Morris

      They’re selling replicas of their Superkick Champions belts too!

      • See they should be on Smackdown.. beef up the tag division and those guys would always keep themselves at least somewhat over even if they are getting buried

  • I just had to show someone how to do something she has been doing for over a decade

    • DAJackson7

      Everyday

  • Facts
    • And A Diddly New Year

      WHUH

    • Bones

      Seems like a semi retirement/put out to pasture. They’ve been talking about this for a little while.

    • Wow, I thought he was just getting completely put out to pasture.

      • RudoWakening

        I was HOPING for that.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I can’t wait until 49 year old Jeff Jarrett becomes a 15 time “world” champion

    • The Rabid One

      Hey, Don’t piss him off.

    • maskedcabana

      Whatever, slapnuts.

    • JimbobJones

      I think we’ll be able to figure out how Anthem is going to work out based on their first few months of booking starting in March (I won’t count the next couple of months of booking against them. They’re trying to keep the status quo while they get their shit together, which is actually pretty promising to me)

      As for Jarrett — I doubt he’ll book himself to be champ. He didn’t do it in GFW (no, I didn’t know offhand. I had to look it up). He has Magnus (ne Nick Aldis) as champ since GFW started, who defeated Bobby Roode.

      So, is he going to make the same old mistakes? Probably not, though he may rely too much on ex WWE stars.

      Will he make all new mistakes? Probably. But I’m willing to hear how it goes. (I don’t think I’ll be watching unless they pull out something miraculous, basically turning themselves into the equivalent of NXT with better week-to-week booking)

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Oh yeah, I was mostly kidding about Jarret as champion (…mostly).

        And you’re right — this week’s TNA tapings are really just a stopgap. Anthem has until the March tapings to do something new and interesting — new look, new talent, new location, anything and everything, really — to distance TNA from the failures of the past.

        If they’re presenting the same shit in March and still trying to get mileage out of the Hardys, they’re toast

        • JimbobJones

          The up side for Anthem and TNA (or whatever their new name will hopefully be)… There are no expectations for them. They genuinely have nowhere to go but up. In a way, it’s kind of the best position they could be in.

  • Wade

    Cole vs YOSHI-HASHI looks like a fun match.

    • Ioan Morris

      Smart booking. It’ll get Cole over as a heel.

  • The Rabid One

    Love this look into Godzilla’s atomic breath. And boy it is more destructive than advertised

    http://nerdist.com/godzillas-atomic-breath-is-much-more-destructive-than-it-looks/

  • johntcole

    http://uproxx.com/news/chicago-men-custody-torture-disable-man-facebook-live/

    SMH isn’t a strong enough acronym to use here. Fuck.

    • The Rabid One

      If that is the video I think it is, then hate crime doesn’t begin to describe it.

      • johntcole

        Pretty sure they’re being charged with hate crimes now.

    • Ioan Morris

      Fucking hell.

    • Biff ♥ You

      There’s a special place in Hell for assholes like these.

      • And their trip there should frankly be expedited. Can we just dump these four and Dylan Roof (among others) straight into the nearest body of water with concrete shoes and pants?

    • Big D Wangston

      Holy crap, I saw that mentioned on FB last night but figured it was totally fake

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      On the bright side, at least we have heinous criminals that are dumb enough to publicly show their misdeeds on the biggest social networking website. Makes them easy to convict them

  • Biff ♥ You

    Ugh, I should’ve known better. Time to do something else.

  • Hayden

    WK 11 was the first time I’ve ever seen The Young Bucks work. Not sure what I think of them yet, to be honest. I think I’d need to watch more stuff. These are the guys that are polarizing among smarks, right?

    • yep dumb people don’t like fun

    • Aaron

      Right. They’re awful.

    • JimbobJones

      I personally love ’em. WK11 wasn’t their best work by any stretch.

      Also, I’m fairly positive that I saw Aaron drinking wood grain alcohol earlier, so his judgement might be suspect.

    • I’ve grown to hate them less over the past year…they’re an acquired taste

  • Mikey

    Disqus is cooked, eh?

  • Bones

    Why does all the violence and shitty things in Chicago get ignored?

    • It doesn’t. It’s just SO DAMN pervasive that it usually gets a shrug and a “well, that’s how they are” response, except from the most right-leaning parts of the media.

      They (far-right media) use it as a “THIS IS WHY DEMOCRATS ARE BAD!” bugaboo.

      • Aaron

        “Chicago” has a pretty particular meeting for the Far Right already.

        • The “classic” definition, which is usually applied to Illinois, is indeed “corruption”. Usually on a scale reserved for the old-time political machines or Louisiana.

          But specifically Chicago, ESPECIALLY since Obama’s election/inauguration, and even more specifically since Rahm Emanuel left Obama’s administration to run for (and win) the mayorship of Chicago, has been used to try to scare people by painting the place as mortally dangerous on any day.

          • Aaron

            I was referring to the same dog whistle that “San Francisco” is – Chicago = Black.

          • You could apply that to any city with an “inner city”, but I can see where Chicago is probably used a little more often than others.

          • Aaron

            It’s just the traditional one that’s used. Chicago has an insane crime problem right now as well, so it isn’t a help.

    • Miko363

      None of this shit would be going on if Chicago PD Officer Carl Winslow still graced our televisions every Friday night!

    • RudoWakening

      It’s old hat there by now

    • Aaron

      They’re not ignored at all.

    • Dwayne

      How is it ignored?

    • Who’s ignoring it? I see stories about the violence in Chicago everywhere.

      • Bones

        As in is there anything being done there?

        • Well, Donald Trump said he would do things to fix it.

        • Dwayne

          There is no easy fix to the issue.

    • juvydriver

      There is a small town in VA that is similar (much smaller scale, obviously). When the news comes on with “Someone robbed/stabbed/shot in Danville last night…” it barely registers anymore.

      • Bones

        Sounds like Homewood/Homestead neighborhoods in Pittsburgh

      • Ah, Danville. The place where Jefferson Davis wanted to hold out until reality truly set in.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      It’s not ignored, it just happens so often and nothing is being done about it that it’s like the sun going up every morning.

      • Bones

        Should have clarified I meant ignored as in it seems like nothing is being done about it.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Chicago needs a Police Commissioner like Ray Kelly or Bill Bratton to go in and crack skulls, but why would anyone want that job?

        • Aaron

          The Chicago PD is nasty. It’s endemic poverty concentrated in parts of the city, and policing can’t stop that.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            The political corruption that does nothing to change that poverty doesn’t help, of course.

            4 out of previous 7 Illinois governors have gone to prison.

          • Aaron

            We need better corruption or a more compliant media.

        • The Rabid One

          Gone are the days of Daily that with a snap of a finger, shit gets done.

    • Wade

      Because I am not in Chicago.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Because everyones on heroin?

    • The Rabid One

      Because it’s un-PC to say Chicago has the highest crime rate and it’s best to sweep it under the rug and hope it goes away.

    • Because Chicago sucks.

  • I was expecting a worse bump for beretta based on the hype

    • JimbobJones

      What the hell did you expect to happen to him? It was a planned bump, not an accident.

      “OK, so Trent, here’s what you do. You run toward the ropes. When you jump, the Bucks will move out of the way and shove a tank full of acid, rusty spikes, and shotgun-wielding sharks in your way. The sharks then eat your legs. Cool?”

      “Ummm, I don’t know if I could recover from that…”

      “You’d better! Dash is tomorrow!”

    • Wait until the main event.

  • Bucks match was fun

  • Wade

    The best part of NJPW is that it teaches you to look through the lens of “Who Won?” instead of “Who Lost?”

    • Ioan Morris

      And more often than not rewards paying attention to the results of tag match, etc.

      • Wade

        Similarly, the go home show for the AJPW Sumo show was Suwama giving Miyahara’s partner a Last Ride and pinning him in a tag match while Suwama held perfect eye contact with Miyahara (who was restrained by Suwama’s stable).

        It actually tells stories in Japan!

        • Ioan Morris

          Visual storytelling through their actions during a match. It’s hard to fathom.

    • Death Rollins

      Pro wrestling on a national stage should always be that. In the territories, you could’ve gotten away with the NWA model of a heel champ stealing victories from the local guy or whatever, because riling the fans up enough to show up next time was the point. But if you don’t focus on wins in a big promotion, the fans are going to naturally think “This guy doesn’t win enough” and not care. And when you’ve got an entire promotion full of guys that don’t win enough…

  • Aaron

    I will not miss Steve Corino in the broadcast booth.

    • Ioan Morris

      I only listened to him for Dash, but I thought he and Kelly were fun. clearly hungover, but relaxed and good chemistry.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Jay Lethal, Bobby Fish, Hangman Page and Christopher Daniels signed new contracts. Lethal signed a two-year-deal.

    Right now, ROH officials expect Kyle O’Reilly and Ray Rowe to leave for WWE, and that just about everyone else is staying. At this point, Rowe & Hanson are attempting to stay together as a tag team and make a package deal with ROH, New Japan, the combination of both or WWE all in the hunt. The belief is Adam Cole will be WWE-bound in May but from a legal standpoint he’s not even allowed to negotiate with them until 5/1.

    From a legal standpoint, none of the contracted talent was allowed to negotiate with anyone else until 1/1. Quite clearly things went down very differently in real life.

    Fish ended up taking this offer above an offer from WWE.

    • Wade

      Bobby Fish is a bad wrestler name.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Yes.

      • Jackson Smith

        If he’s gonna call himself Bobby Fish, he better be kayfabe the grandson of Albert Fish. And he better go in a time machine back to the Attitude Era so Russo can book that as fucked up as humanly possible, lol.

      • Death Rollins

        Bobby Duck?

      • Well, it’s no Roman Reigns.

    • Shocked that WWE were interested in Fish due to Fish being much older than most of their roster

      • juvydriver

        I think sometimes their interest in guys is just keeping them out of somewhere else. Even though Vince’s mantra was do well for yourself but don’t hurt the other guy.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Chris Berman isn’t going ANYWHERE! NEW CONTRACT, BABY! He’s BACKBACKBACKBACK (kinda)

    Berman, a six-time National Sportscaster of the Year honoree, will remain as ESPN’s host of NFL Primetime highlights after the NFL championship week games and the Super Bowl, and will have a role on Monday Night Countdown, offering opinion and perspective on historical events in the NFL. He will also call an MLB division series for ESPN Radio, and be part of the ESPY awards. He will no longer host the NFL Draft or call the Home Run Derby.

    • Facts

      I just said that.

    • His role is somewhat reduced, but yeah, he’s not completely gone. Keep killing that rep, Leather.

    • thank God ESPN realized they had to keep the sexist most golden throated man where he belongs

    • Aaron

      As long as he’s not working the Draft.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Thank God he’s off the fucking HRD

    • Wait.

      NFL Primetime is back????

      Fuck, I LOVED that show.

      But…not watching football anymore….

      fuck.

      • The show’s not back, because during the season NBC has that role right before the SNF game. ESPN only does it for those last games.

        • Yeah, that’s why the show went away, because NBC.

          Fuck their highlight show.

          • The good: They do have Dan Patrick as the main.

            The bad: Um, everyone else?

          • I liked Rodney Harrison well enough, but man. Chris Berman & Tom Jackson were great together. Of course, I don’t hate Berman the way most here seem to.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    HAPPENING NOW: A naked woman in Phoenix has stolen a sheriff’s vehicle

    https://www.facebook.com/ABC15/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED

    • Wade

      Sexy!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I’m STROKIN

      • … then you see the woman involved. Much shame and sadness follows, even for you.

        • Death Rollins

          I’m purposely not going to look, so I can imagine the best case scenario.

    • Seems like the chase is over.

    • Death Rollins

      HAPPENING NOW: I don’t meet enough naked women who steal cop cars.

    • This seems like Devin’s next broad.

    • Jackson Smith

      She still alive? Ohhhhh

    • “This year, a survey discovered 421 teachers quit their jobs just a few weeks into the school year and 53% of teaching positions will remain vacant or will be filled by people who do not meet the standard teaching requirements.”

      … I’d call this a lot scarier.

  • Ioan Morris

    When I went to Takeover London i made a wrestling themes mix for the car. For the UK tourney I’m going to try and top it. Not sure it can be done.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I ripped that WWE Anthology a long time ago so occasionally, I’ll be listening to whatever and then “Real Man’s Man” will pop up.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        It’s more fun when it’s something like Val’s theme.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Ugh, everyone needs to clear the fuck out of the break room here. Why are there five people in there at once anyway, get back to work, hosers.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Cant fit five people into my works break room.

  • Is this the day IWC dies?

    Is Meltzer breaking the star rating system a crumbling of the foundation we can’t come back from?

    • Death Rollins

      ANARCHY IN THE IWC

      • RudoWakening

        I AM AN ANTICHRIST
        I AM AN ANARCHIST

        • Death Rollins

          DON’T KNOW HOW TO SELL BUT I KNOW HOW TO DO FLIPS

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        NUKE THE OCEANS!!

    • Aaron

      Cholesterol will kill the IWC.

      • Death Rollins

        Or Taco Bell’s high-protein menu.

    • JimbobJones

      Why is the sky orange?!?

  • Bones

    Lol making fun of the Browns with some we didn’t start the fire

    https://mobile.twitter.com/TheHerd/status/816733603878944768?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

    • Can’t hear it cause I’m at work, but that was good. Had no idea that’s RG3 wound up, probably cause I’m not watching. There were also a few guys that I didn’t know had stints in Cleveland…Dilfer, DelHomme…jeez. They really are a dumpster fire.

      • Delhomme was okay as a backup in New Orleans, had a decent to very good run in Carolina… and just absolutely fell apart his last season there and his (all of four games) run in Cleveland.

    • Aaron

      GarrettiscomingGarrettiscomingGarrettiscomingGarrettiscomingGarrettiscoming

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I’m literally terrified he’ll be a bust. I’m having nightmares of Courtney Brown again. I know this is different, but the fear is real!

        • Aaron

          That’s defeatist thinking. He’s a different guy, the Browns are a different team.

        • And A Diddly New Year

          The Browns will MAKE him a bust 🙁

      • And A Diddly New Year

        For the love of all that is holy, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

        • Aaron

          YUP. The turnaround begins now.

    • “Oh &$%#
      It’s Manziel”

      WIN.

  • Biff ♥ You

    The last two days are why I’m still a wrestling fan after all these years. Sports Entertainment Show done right on Tuesday, then two awesome pro wrestling shows.

    • 205 Live?

    • Wade

      NJPW and CMLL just blow every other company away.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I’m an American indie guy due to my love of live shows, but those two really are the best in the world by a large margin.

  • Facts

    Dave Meltzer’s Wrestlekingdom 11 ratings.

    New Japan Rumble 1

    Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger the Dark 3

    Young Bucks (c) vs. RPG Vice 3.5

    Finlay/Ricochet/Kojima (c) vs. Bullet Club, CHAOS, LIJ 3, 1, 3.25 (he rated these in succession)

    Cody vs. Juice Robinson 2.75

    Kyle O’Reilly (c) vs. Adam Cole 3.5

    GOD (c) vs. Ishii/Yano vs. Great Bash Heel 3.5

    KUSHIDA (c) vs. Hiromu Takahashi 4.5

    Katsuyori Shibata (c) vs. Hirooki Goto 4.5

    Tetsuya Naito (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 4.5

    Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Kenny Omega 6

    “Kenny Omega and Kazuchika Okada may have put on the greatest match in pro wrestling history” – Dave Meltzer”

    • Biff ♥ You

      Meltzer can mark like the rest of us.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        The day you stop being able to just enjoy a great match and mark the fuck out is the day you gotta give up wrestling.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I think people are reading into the hyperbole of giving it 6 too closely.

      The dude fucking loved the match. I’m just happy that Dave can still be a fan and mark out when he’s surrounded by this shit 24/7.

      • Night

        No! Dave Meltzer must do and feel what we accept of him!

      • Death Rollins

        It’s pretty impressive that he can do this every day for decades and still get that excited over something good. That’s a goddamn pro. Meanwhile, our good friend Tim Kail writes Proust-length essays about art and passion but quits over a WWE angle going the wrong direction.

      • maskedcabana

        He’s trolling at this point.

    • Bones

      You knew the Meltz would love this. ************

    • Thebraziliankid

      Stop using drugs Meltzer.

    • JimbobJones

      Yeah, I’m going to rewatch the main. Knowing how epic it got down the stretch might make me appreciate the early work more.

      Knowing they went more than 45 minutes certainly puts the slowness early in the match in perspective.

  • I’m assuming I’ll get at least 8 stars from Meltzer for the Rumble match with Hoss

    • assuming he likes your fucking death, sure.

      Apparently, I’m just keeping the belt warm for Dwar or whoever the fuck it is. 99 stats. Fuck me.

    • Aaron

      You’re not Dwarn, so no.

    • Miko363

      Commence huge argument online about how it should have been 7.5 stars because Minutes 8 through 11 dragged a bit.

    • Bones

      You aren’t Japanese either

  • Gauntlet match was fun.
    gonna grab food.
    guessing I can skip Cody right?

    • Wade

      The real highlight is the improvement of Juice Robinson.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Which actually got rewarded at the dash show this morning!

        • Biff ♥ You

          I was stunned. Good on him though.

    • JimbobJones

      Watch it for Juice. Honestly, seeing him carry Cody is pretty damn impressive.

      Just don’t be surprised by the result.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Jayson Stark’s current MLB Unemployed All-Star team

    1B) Mike Napoli 2B) Chase Utley SS) Erick Aybar 3B) Luis Valbuena LF) Brandon Moss CF) Michael Bourn RF) Jose Bautista DH) Mark Trumbo C) Matt Wieters

    P) Jason Hammel, Doug Fister, Colby Lewis, Tyson Ross, Jered Weaver

    • Doug Fister, following in the footsteps of the LEGENDARY Rusty Kuntz.

      • Bones

        Who was the Pirates first base coach for a few years

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Don’t forget Reds coach Dick Pole!

      • Big D Wangston

        Somebody here needs to give their old lady the handle of Rusty Kuntz.

        • If I had one, I’d probably get the “honors”.

    • Heidenreich

      Meh. that team goes 71-91

  • Robert

    What will Adam Cole’s WWE name be? Because clearly we can’t have two Coles in the company at the same time or the fans might get confused.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Cadam Dole

    • Death Rollins

      Eve Slaw

    • Bones

      John Smith

    • Adam The Reindeer

      He’ll keep the same name and be introduced as Michael Coles cousin.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Cole Adams

    • Bowie Davis.

    • Adam Michael Cole BAYBAY!

    • The Rabid One

      Bob Cole

      • And A Diddly New Year

        That’s the name of a local media mogul, who would sue the shit out of WWE for “stealing” his name

      • Hayden

        Hockey Night in Canada’s own!

  • johntcole

    Gonna try PS Now next week. Won’t buy the year long service though, I’ll go month to month if I like it.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I tried it at PlayStation Experience, it was pretty smooth (granted, I’m sure their private wireless setup was much stronger than a regular jamoke’s at home, but I played Sonic CD streaming and it ran flawlessly)

  • Facts

    If you want to watch Wrestlekingdom 11 and don’t know how to subscribe to NJPW World, I have this to say to you!

    HERE YOU GO!

    • Biff ♥ You

      It’s really not that hard. I signed up in less than 2 minutes.

      • Facts

        *ahemcoughpeoplearelazycoughahem*

    • If I’m going to watch Japanese things, it better be a Godzilla film (not the most recent POS) or Kurosawa movies.

    • Big D Wangston

      I recorded 7 and 8 I think it was off of Youtube soon after the events. Good times.

    • JimbobJones

      You know, I’d have a problem with this, but at the same time, if it gets more people into NJPW (and independent wrestling in general — yes, I know NJPW isn’t “indy”, but their American stars are), then it’s a good thing.

  • Thebraziliankid

    You didn’t give 5 stars for WM XX triple threat, but you gave to Omega/Okada 6 stars, screw you.

    • Aaron

      I’ll give it nine stars if I want.

      • Why stop at single digits?

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          Infinity stars! Greatest match ever!

        • Aaron

          I’m not a mark.

    • Dwayne

      I’m sorrry

    • Biff ♥ You

      LOL

  • Clark O’Brien

    I don’t care for TM61. I keep waiting for developmental to give them something that will actually lead to some development.

    • Wade

      They were the bland, functional gaijin NOAH deserved.

    • Miko363

      I said this last night but Nick Miller looks like a jobber on an episode of Wrestling Challenge in 1991.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        The dude has the name of a lazy slobbish sitcom character, literally. If that’s not a wrestling geek, I don’t know what is.

        • Miko363

          Haha “generic movie boyfriend #1”

          At least they finally got around to wearing matching gear like 6 months after their debut.

  • Miko363

    The internet completely turning on Cody Rhodes is one of my favorite developments of early 2017.

    • Wade

      He’s perfectly fine.

      I’m sort of gleefully excited for Takashi Iizuka and Taichi to return to NJPW to see the reactions.

      • Ioan Morris

        I saw a badass 2000 match with Iizuka in it the other day. I’ll find the link.

    • DAJackson7

      He talked like he could reinvent himself like Del Rio did before he came back, like Galloway did, like Styles, but he’s still Cody, which isn’t great

    • And A Diddly New Year

      And his NJPW shirt is ugly too!

    • Clark O’Brien

      I’m happy he decided to leave somewhere he hated to do something he enjoys.

    • Night

      I don’t know if he was that beloved/respected when he left. People hated the Stardust gimmick.

      • If anything, his current “peak” was either Dashing or Rhodes Scholars, and that level of respect has slowly eroded since… NJPW might just speed up his descent into the ranks of the “who cares?”

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Don’t forget about Dr. Doom Cody.

      • Death Rollins

        But people also felt bad he was burdened with it for so long, which made him a bit of a cause. I think people have swung too far the other way on him. This is a chance for him to really develop the tools he’s lacking in. Maybe he’ll do well enough to break though his own ceiling. Or maybe not! But what the hell, if he’s working outside his comfort zone consistently he might grow as a talent, and it’s not exactly ruining any shows if he doesn’t.

    • Aaron

      I feel like I did before – he’s okay and I understand why he left WWE.

    • JimbobJones

      I never gave a crap about him in any way. Hard for me to “turn on him”

    • johntcole

      What did people really expect when he left WWE. He peaked as a worker there.

  • The Rabid One

    https://www.thetrace.org/2017/01/chicago-murder-rate-fatal-shootings/
    The answer is, we have no answer. Nice report guys.

    • Aaron

      It’s a complex problem.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Philadelphia is pretty ugly, too. My wife’s from Philadelphia, and I really don’t like visiting the city.

      Mostly because of Eagles and Penn State fans, but also because of the crime

      • Bones

        I wish we could give Philly to New Jersey

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          New Jersey has Atlantic City and Newark. It has enough problems

          • Bones

            And Camden, Paterson and Trenton…

      • The Rabid One

        Our little USC beat Penn State, so that was pleasing.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Any school that beats Penn State — the only college where you can major in minors — is a blessing.

  • Facts

    Report: Jay Gruden fires Washington’s entire defensive staff

    • Surprised Jay still has a job.

    • Robert

      He needs to fire Kirk Cousins.

      • Bones

        And replace him with….?

        • juvydriver

          RG3 is likely available.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Shane Falco

          • juvydriver

            Uncle Rico

          • Brooke Langton in 2000… mmmmm.

      • Dwayne

        Ryan Fitzpatrick should be available

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      .500 FOREVER!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      YOU LIKE THAT

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    A year ago, Maude and I got back in touch for the first time since freshman year of high school (IN THE YEAR TWO THOUSAAAAAAAAAAAND), now 365 days later, we’re gameplanning moving in, getting engaged/married, and putting a Baby Bonzai in her within the next three years. I’m off the market, ladies, sorry.

    • Night

      I’m sure the ladies are overwrought with misery now that they can’t get you.

      • *****1/4

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Overweight with misery*

        • Big D Wangston

          In a possibly related note, the stockprice of Ben & Jerry’s is SOARING!!

    • Big D Wangston

      Many retirement homes are holding candlelight vigils.

    • Facts

      I will notify The Golden Girls.

      • … well, the living ones at least.

  • Facts

    That one AJPW tag match from the 90’s I saw I gave 36 stars.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    The best thing about a six star rating? It means something can get MINUS SIX STARS

    • Night

      “Sounds like a challenge!” – Titus O’Neill

    • WELLLLLL…………

      • Starscreamlive

        It’s the Big Show!

  • Jackson Smith

    Michael Rapaport on FS1 talking about Rousey/Nunes. “That was white girl privilege that fight getting stopped so soon!” LOL

  • Facts

    Akira Taue & Toshiaki Kawada vs Kenta Kobashi (c) & Mitsuharu Misawa (c) for the AJPW World Tag Team Title from 1995 is a fucking awesome tag team match.

    • “Who are people who don’t have six-star ratings with Dave Meltzer?”

    • Night

      If it didn’t get Dave’s six stars, it’s merely the equivalent of a mid 2000s divas match.

      • Facts

        It got 5.

      • Big D Wangston

        We never did get that Kenta vs Misawa evening gown match

    • Bones

      One star for each Japanese participant and three more for the match.

      *******

  • Facts

    Remember King Kong Kundy and the 5 count? Well Dave Meltzer has the ref do a 6 count now.

    • Dwayne

      Kundy

    • Starscreamlive

      Someone needs to bring the 5 count back. Stroman could get it over.

      • Death Rollins

        They seem to be past the Squashing Random Jobbers part of his push, though. Maybe Nia?

    • Robert

      Good ol’ KKK

  • Clark O’Brien

    What was the 2016 Gooker award winner?

    • nobody yet. Voting hasn’t opened

      • Clark O’Brien

        Got to be TNAs ownership issues.

        • JimbobJones

          I don’t think it should be. The Gooker is generally stuff that’s stupid that we see on screen.

          Don’t get me wrong — the TNA crap deserves to be the stupidest thing in wrestling this year — but it isn’t really Gooker-worthy (because, amazingly, it didn’t make it to the on-air product)

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      No announcement yet, but Justin Henry put up a top 50 worst-of-2016 and TNA as a whole “won” with Wrestlemania 32 as the runner-up.

    • Bones

      The Shane/Taker spiel gets my vote. Everything about it was intelligence insulting shit.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        The fact that Shane lost the match — a match he shouldn’t have even been in because everyone knows it was just an excuse for him to fall off the cage — yet still won the stipulations is the most intelligence-insulting shit

        • Bones

          Or going 30 minutes with no overbooking? The Lockbox?

          • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

            I honesty forget if we found out what was in the Lockbox, or if it was just that picture the whole time.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Or the fact that literally anyone else on the roster would’ve made for a better opponent than 45 year-old Shane McMahon

  • maskedcabana

    Looks like Meltzer has upgraded Misawa vs Kawada to 6 star status: https://twitter.com/davemeltzerWON/status/817071112802578433

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Very controversial. I remember back in 1990 the Rec.Sport.Star-Ratings group tried to give six stars to Misawa-Tsuruta and several of the delegates pledged to leave.

      • Death Rollins

        That’s only because in those days they were actual ninja stars, and supplies were limited.

  • Jackson Smith

    Listening to P2B’s newest WCW retrospective podcast, this episode focusing on their theme songs. Of course you click on it and the first thing you hear…

    AMERICAN MALES

    AMERICAN MALES

    AMERICAN MALES

    • And A Diddly New Year

      The rection to the “Benoit Bugle” was fantastic

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      My favorite “Worst” theme song.

    • BRILLIANT!

  • If you’re very, very serious about tops, and want to purchase tops from a manufacturer that shares your passion for them, then this is the place for you. You can buy their full range of tops for the entirely reasonable price of $885 US.

    https://foreverspin.com/

    • Bones

      That isn’t Marv’s site is it?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Some are only $225.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Never thought you would sell out to the Spinning Top corporations. What have they got on you Mahn?

    • Death Rollins

      Finally I can give my convoluted movie the stupid, elliptical ending shot it needs!

  • Jackson Smith

    “I wouldn’t describe anything Hulk did in WCW as great.”

    *sigh* “Oh God…”

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I’d say that the nWo was pretty great

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Even his biggest detractors would say he had some amazing promos and segments in WCW.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        He wasn’t exactly throwing up snowflakes, but I don’t think there’s disputing he was an all-time tippy-top heel with the New World Order, at least for the first two or three years of it.

    • Death Rollins

      Wait, where’s that from?

      • Jackson Smith

        The P2B podcast about WCW theme songs. It’s 2:43 long, so there’s more talking about stuff than just theme music, one guy says it and another guy throws the bullshit flag immediately.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I’m not sold on Nick Miller’s promo skills

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Disqus is getting worse.

  • The Rabid One

    Wendy’s tweets are funny and have picked up ever since their kerfuffle with the guy mocking their beef as frozen.

  • Bones

    Dicksuqus is actually working better on mobile than when I use my laptop

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      I’ve always used an iPad for it. Works about 85% of the time.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Disqus is screwing up again today? Great.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Vintage Disqus!
      Hopefully it’s not another hacking incident.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    Disqus does not do the BoDy good.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd
  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    “Adam Knox
    ‏@akconservative9
    The NFL has gotten too political. That’s why their ratings are lower than Bill Clinton’s pants. #Outnumbered #FoxNews”

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Ooh.

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      Nothing like saying something is too political and ending with HASHTAGFOXNEWS

    • Death Rollins

      Oh no! A single player has a belief contrary to my own! Safe space!

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        These snowflakes need to be protected.

        • Death Rollins

          All six of them!

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Meanwhile NBA stars seem to be more outspoken the last few years than ever, and ratings continue to climb for them.

    • Aaron

      If he thinks the NFL is too liberal, there is literally no sport for him to follow.

    • The Rabid One

      Remind me to hit my head with a frying pan. Ugh

    • Night

      Jesus Christ, the alt-nerds are STILL making Bill Clinton jokes!

      • With Hillary done, those should go the way of Reagan jokes among the left…

        … LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.

        Sorry, needed to get that one out.

    • Bones

      It has absolutely nothing to do with the crappy play and asshole commissioner no one likes does it?

  • Jackson Smith

    Rogan does a McGregor impression on a podcast.

    • juvydriver

      Rogan’s podcast is pretty good. I always just saw him as the Fear factor guy and the UFC guy, but he’s pretty interesting.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        I recently checked out his podcast with James Hetfield. Very good interview

  • Wade

    I used to love Wrestlecrap in the early/mid 00s. It had a happy go lucky vibe of “This Entry is stupid, but most wrestling is stupid, so let’s all laugh together at our shared memories!” That was such a breath of fresh air at a point where the IWC was at its most angry, stupid, serious and vile.

    Somewhere down the line it turned into the same angry smark complaints that you read EVERYWHERE else (I am ANGRY the Bellas and Steph are on my tv!) in “entry” form and the whole site just lost that sense of fun and wonder and nostalgia.

    Maffew carries that spirit along so much better with Botchamania. It’s like, the site forgot the original spirit was “We Like This Even Though It’s Stupid.”

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Stupid like six stars!
      Boom.
      Nailed the dismount.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      I’m at the site now. Goldust as Baby New Year was great.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Also, the advent of YouTube made Wrestlecrap kind of irrelevant since you could watch this stuff for yourselves and think “that didn’t really suck”

    • Hayden

      I like how John Tenta was such a good sport about it that him and the guys from the site actually became good friends. I remember them being rattled about his death.

      • Wade

        That’s exactly what I’m thinking of.

        “Snake burgers” was dumb, but it was joking.

        • Or poor John having to alter his LSU Tiger tattoo into something more “sharkish”… then having the character changed shortly after.

          Why? Because WCW.

      • Night

        Earthquake should be in the HoF.

        • Hayden

          He should. Man, I just realized he was only 43 when he died of cancer. Didn’t know he was that young.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Most of the quality went downhill when RD took a smaller role and handed off regular duties to forum regulars, who were the typical angry smarks you mention.

    • Aaron

      Yapapi Strap Match, brother.

    • Dwayne

      Yeah it was fun at first. It seemed to go downhill after Tenta died.

    • I stopped going to that site around the time that the guy who ran it scaled it back to rotating reprints rather than the full archive up all the time.

    • Clark O’Brien

      I hate the “comedy” headline stuff they write.

    • Eric Von Erich

      Stuff doesn’t really qualify as wrestlecrap anymore. Wrestlecrap was the kind of off-the-wall and nonsensical stuff that we imagine resulted from the booker doing too much coke. Dungeon of doom, turkey on a pole match, etc.

      Today’s product doesn’t go far enough to qualify as Wrestlecrap. Today’s product hovers at the lower-mediocre level of writing that is not bad enough to laugh about.

      • Wade

        The only thing that works from last year would be “Make Darren Young Great Again.”

      • Death Rollins

        Now stuff that used to be thought of as Wrestlecrap is some of the most popular stuff among hardcores. How do you call Broken Matt Hardy or Kenny Omega wrestling a little girl WrestleCrap when it’s actually over?

        • Eric Von Erich

          Isn’t that analogous to a terrible movie being considered a “cult classic”? Plan 9 from Outer Space and Manos the Hands of Fate have both been “over” with fans, but they are still terrible movies.

          • Death Rollins

            In a sense (and those are over with me!) but I think it would be analogous to Plan 9 coming out in a year where every major American film was exactly as good as…I don’t know, Jurassic World. Stupid mediocrity. And then everyone was so bored that they saw Plan 9 and said “Wow! What an exciting, fun, new thing! They should make a big budget version of this!”

          • Eric Von Erich

            I think I see what you’re getting at. It sounds like Sharknado or Snakes on a Plane. Where they intentionally set out to make a terrible movie because they think that people will like it out of nostalgia for other authentically terrible movies. And I guess it works to an extent.

            As an aside, I tend to prefer the unintentionally bad movies (and wrestling) to the winky-wink meta “we’re going to pretend to be incompetent so that you laugh, but we’re totally in on the joke”.

          • Death Rollins

            I’m fully in agreement with you here. Fun terrible comes from earnestness; without getting too Tim Kail, I think that huge gulf between lofty intentions and lack of skill or resources can create a kind of poetic buffoonery. Aiming low and hitting it isn’t artistic. It’s just slumming.

    • JimbobJones

      I still read it, but many of the entries don’t really feel like they did in the old days.

      If Broken Matt somehow gets the Gooker, I’m going to give up on their site for good.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Supergirl gave me a huge WHAM/Squee moment, with the reveal about Hank. This show just got a hell of a lot more interesting.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Supergirl gave me a huge WHAM when I saw her leaked photos.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Supergirl getting superfreaky!

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Alex going lesbo was even better. HLA HLA HLA

  • The Rabid One
    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Sounds like the kind of person that shops at Walmart.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      I don’t get why or why or even WHY?

      • The Rabid One

        Me neither, words escape me.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        An expression of sexual dysfunction?

    • juvydriver

      This is the ultimate middle age white guy crime.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Literally what?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    TIL Bruce Greenwood (Cmdr. Pike in the nuTrek) sang the song in the background during the Sea Bass scene in Dumb & Dumber, but in the credits, the song was misattributed to another group so he never got his $2,500 royalty for it lol

    • Night

      He’s Canadian.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That seems like something that should have been corrected.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      That can’t be legal. Surely you can’t just give another artist credit and pay them the royalties instead.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        IIRC he sang the song for a friend, then they got picked up for the background song on the track and from the sound of it, while he was disappointed that he wasn’t credited for some reason, he was a solidly working actor already and the royalties so small that he never really flipped about it.

        The other weird thing, and what probably complicated matters, is that song was never fully released — not on a soundtrack album or a single elsewhere — to the point it never resurfaced in full until last year when someone who was part of Greenwood’s band put it up on Youtube.

    • tannerfamilyfun92


      Here’s the full song.

  • New knife set, new stainless steel pots and pans. Old ones are out to the curb. It’s a good day.

    What? I have to go to work now?

    Son of a…

  • Wade

    I’ve got “Whatever You Like” by T.I. stuck in my head.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Too many times, I’m randomly going WHATCHU KNOW BOUT THAT, WHATCHU KNOW BOUT THAT…

    • I want your body, need your body!

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    You know what, fuck people for criticizing Steve Martin for calling Carrie Fisher a “beautiful creature.”

    He knew her. The people criticizing him didn’t.

    • Everyone but Phrederic agrees with you. Welcome to two weeks ago.

      • Wade

        I blocked him long ago. Is he still alive and being hilarious?

        • I see a decent bit of him. He is more often in night threads.

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          He is, somehow he unblocked me. Can you imagine?

      • And this is why I’ve blocked Phred. He removed his common sense at some point.

        Steve Martin’s tribute was perfectly sweet. He should’ve told the people complaining to kiss his ass. I would’ve/

        • Wade

          We’ve created a literal echo chamber for him!

          He’s like the opposite of Bruce Chung who blocked everybody!

          • I got tired of my eyes rolling so far back into my head at everything he said. It was giving me migraines.

      • Bones

        He just seems like a kid with his head up his own ass some of the time.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Sorry, didn’t even realize it was an issue 2 weeks ago. My wife just told me about it now

      • JimbobJones

        I actually don’t mind him. Granted, I missed him defending this stupidity, so I must just catch him at the right time.

        • I don’t either. He can be a blazing moron at times, but we all have our causes.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      What’s to criticise about that comment? It sounds a fairly normal thing to say about someone who has died.

      • juvydriver

        This is America! We get angry over the dumbest shit possible and ignore real problems, dammit!

      • Because Steve Martin focused on her femininity and not her career or her mind or whatever. Because people are terrible.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          I’m so happy I apparently missed this.

          • Way to go, tough guy. HOOOOOOOOOO!

            *cues SJWs to complain about my use of the colloquialism without knowing it’s reference point*

        • JimbobJones

          Actually, he DID focus on her mind. But he said beautiful FIRST.

          His post was something like “I met this beautiful woman. I was thrilled when it turned out she was smart and creative, too” or some such.

          So, in fact, it’s actually DUMBER than you thought.

      • Because he said that she was beautiful, as well as witty and smart.

        Calling a woman beautiful is reprehensible.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        “Sexist!”

    • JimbobJones

      Yeah. That one pissed me off.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I hate that shit because as a bleeding-heart liberal myself, that kind of faux outrage makes us non psycho Blue Branders look bad as a whole.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        It’s so silly. When my grandmother died people kept tossing around the phrase “She was a tough old broad.” Because that’s how she would’ve described herself.

        How dare someone who didn’t know her tell me “You know, that’s a sexist and mean-spirited thing to say”

    • Starscreamlive

      What was wrong with it? We are all creatures. Some of us are lucky enough to be called beautiful. Sounds like a compliment to me.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Whiners said it was sexist because he was focusing on her physical appearance first before he said she was “witty and bright” in the next sentence.

        100% of the whiners did not know Carrie Fisher personally, of course.

        • Hayden

          And many of the whiners I saw purposely left out the “witty and bright” part and tried to make it look like he only made the comment about her appearance and nothing else.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Of course. Because if you’re outraged by the first sentence, why bother reading the second sentence to see if your outrage is actually warranted?

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    After getting too skinny from seasons 4-6…Friends season 7 Rachel might be every bit as hot as season 2 Rachel. Monica also got hotter after she grew her hair long.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Still too skinny for my tastes. Season 1-3 Monica and Rachel were their peaks before they stopped eating.

  • Starscreamlive

    Out of all of the former World Heavyweight Champions, why does it have to be Flair that carries around the cheapest replica of the World title to conventions and appearances? The one he carries around nowadays looks like it’s made out of tin.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Anything nicer and he’ll pawn it

    • He used to have a nice one..

      And then another nice one..

      And then that other nice one..

  • ok back from lunch.. back to WK11

  • oh wow you guys said go ahead and watch to see Juice Robinson….
    didn’t realize (forgot) that was CJ Parker

    • Wade

      He’s this years runaway Most Improved winner.

  • Big D Wangston

    It’s kinda sad that so many K-Mart’s are closing if only because stepping into one takes me back to my childhood in the 80’s. If only because they look exactly like they did in the 80’s, smell just like they did in the 80’s, and probably have some products still in there they received in the 80’s.

    • Bones

      My local one doesn’t have much of anything and if it does Walmart has it cheaper

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Except for the K-Cafe, which changed.

    • They left Canada like 15 years ago. I sort of miss them.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      My second job ever was a K-Mart. A lot of my co-workers at the time were whoring around with each other

    • I couldn’t even tell you the last time I stepped in one. It was before 2000, I’m pretty certain.

  • So Cody doesn’t like people using his dad’s legend like the Teddy Bear thing but goes by The American Nightmare……k

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Nevermind the fact that the teddy bear thing was in a segment with Dustin. You know, Dusty’s other son, who presumably can also do whatever he likes regarding his father’s legacy

  • And A Diddly New Year
    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Haha, that’s fucking brilliant

  • Bones

    How have Pagano and/or Grigson not been fired yet?

    Irsay must be on a hell of a bender

    • ……..I just…………..I can’t

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      What, you think Irsay is just gonna break bad?

    • Aaron

      They’ve successfully wasted a very promising quarterback.

      • there is still time to save him!

        • Aaron

          Barring a miracle course correction from Jim Irsay, the only way Luck is saved is a trade.

          • Dwayne

            He should request one

      • Stan Ford

        At a certain point, you’d think Luck, by all accounts a smart guy who invests/saves his money, would pull a Lions and say “nah, fuck you; I retire.”

    • Stan Ford

      Before they can disband, the triumvirate must force Andy Luck into a career as an architect, just as the prophecy foretold.

  • Aaron

    Never having seen Suzuki Gun, this ought to be fun.

    • Wade

      Suzuki is 6 foot, Japanese Taz leading an army.

      • Aaron

        That does sound like it could be fun. The crowd was shrieking at Crockett levels when they showed up.

    • Dwayne

      You’re a poet and didn’t know it.

    • Ioan Morris

      Have you seen much Minoru Suzuki?

      • Aaron

        None. I watched puro a bit in the 90s and got sick of the scene in the early 00s.

        • Ioan Morris

          You have World, yes? Go watch him vs. AJ Styles from the 2014 G1 asap. It’s tremendous.

  • P.K.

    Queèr Baton Rouge Men Arrested After They Tried To Kidnap A Man While Broadcasting It On Facebook Live

    https://youtu.be/lahTGdauIn0

    • Bones

      What does the second E in queer have the accent?

      • P.K.

        My phone does the auto spell shit because I usually have to add the è in order to post the word queer on other websites

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Is that your favorite word?

          • P.K.

            “Quèèring doesn’t make the World work”

            – Ultimate Warrior

      • It’s gayer.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Queers and blacks have been trouble the last couple days am i right?

  • CJ Parker has come a long way. Match was fine

    • JimbobJones

      The match was “ok”, but it only got that good thanks to Juice.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Went to sushi first. This was a clever move. I am now drunk on rice wine and amenable to any slacks placed upon me. This cigarette is the height of delicious. Selah.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    Spend more than five minutes around any homeless playing music and you realize they play the same song all day. I expect more.

    • You were expecting a concert for your pocket change?

      • JimbobJones

        Some pyro. Maybe backup dancers, Holy shit, man! It’s his hard-earned cash!

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    When I was at Target last night, I saw Lana on some bridal magazine cover in a wedding dress and in the words of Chris Tucker, GAAAAAAADDAAAAAAAAAAMN!!!!

  • P.K.

    Woman Claim Anti-Virus Mogul John McAfee Had A Sexual Fetish Of Having Them Shit In His Mouth!

    http://m.worldstarhiphop.com/android/video.php?v=wshhJJ90xl7c4a4RBKmv

  • Biff ♥ You

    Power’s back on, so no more haphazardly typing on the phone. Got a chance to dive back into my new copy of World War Z, and it was as good as I remembered. Makes me kind of sad we got such a shitty adaptation in the film

  • I’ve always found Jimmy Kimmel to be unremarkable in every way. I understand entirely why he’s popular.

  • Facebook live shows up on your facebook stream right?
    WHY THE FUCK would you stream your crimes on your facebook.

    • Criminals are stupid

      • like if you have a periscope with a dummy email address or some such thing.. that is at least trying to be slightly not caught but this…

    • Because some people will never understand that the internet is public.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      They don’t strike me as intellectuals.

      • “They’re fucking dumb” is pretty much the answer to any sort of “why would they ever..” question like this one.

        • AnInternetToughGuy

          This just strikes me as a special level of dumb.
          To live broadcast a criminal action on your Facebook page?
          I mean… Yup. Okay, champ.

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      Two possibilities: one they’re stupid and two they’re stupid and someone put them up to it

  • Wade

    Not really sure why this match (or the whole show) got added to the YouTube channel today…

    But here’s Minoru Suzuki & Takashi Iizuka vs Katsuhiko Nakajima & Masa Kitamiya from last July.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=19yQVqQaJ9Q

  • Wade

    And here’s Nakajima vs Suzuki from last month:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=19yQVqQaJ9Q

  • Bones

    I would pay money to fight Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black. I cannot stand either one.

    • I think the only reason I tolerate Jack Black was because I first saw him in High Fidelity. It colours my view of him.

      • “No Way Jose” Gomez

        Also, Kung Fu Panda

    • I can’t stand Jack Black, but my wife showed me this the other day and it’s hilarious.

  • Also to go along with the facebook live thing
    if you are a CNN prime time anchor who just got done being mocked for getting shit faced on NYE… why the hell are you strongly arguing the attackers aren’t evil “I don’t think it’s evil. I think these are young people and I think they have bad home training.”

    Like I’m not trying to act like this is the worst thing to ever happen in the world but that seems like a dumb hill to go die on

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Is this with regards to what happened in Chicago?

    • To be fair, I think there are lots of Facebook Live streams that get more viewers than CNN these days.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      The media is dumb and only getting dumber.

    • Bones

      Bad home training leads to torturing a mentally challenged person?

      Who knew?

    • Not to be that guy, but didn’t the SAME EXACT THING happen, except the races were reversed, not too long ago, and the kids just got probation?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      “Bad home training” is when your pet dog pisses on the carpet. Not when a group of people kidnap and torture a mentally challenged person

  • Jackson Smith

    Starting Wrestle Kingdom 11.

    The Legendary Billy Gunn…?

  • Wade

    If we could just erase a celebrity from the earth, I would nominate Michael Rapaport.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Jair Bolsonaro, google him up.

    • I don’t know who that is but I’d put up Will Smith’s son, or Jennifer Aniston.

    • I nominate any celebrity that appears in those YouTube political ads in front of the white screen where they repeat the same words five times.

    • I can think of a certain celebrity that was elected to public office not too long ago and believes in idiotic conspiracy theories.

      That’s right, Jesse Ventura.

      • It was a controlled demolition, McMahon!

        • IT’S A CONSPIRACY THAT JOHN CENA IS THE CHAMPION!

          What the fuck, Jesse?

          • WHY CAN’T WE SEE HIM? WHAT’S HE TRYING TO HIDE?

  • ROH title match good but heatless

    • Wade

      It would be like an AJPW title defense third match of the night at WM33.

      • Jackson Smith

        Or like SMW title defenses in the middle of New Generation PPVs…

        Or like NWA title defenses in the middle of ATTITUDE ERA PPVs, lol…

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Japan has no real reason to care about the ROH belt.

  • “No Way Jose” Gomez
  • And A Diddly New Year

    Jose! We’re going to be Team Texas in BoD Raw sometime in the next few weeks!

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      No Way Jose!!!

    • Facts

      I ain’t never going to be booked for that.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        You’re in line to debut before us!

  • P.K.

    Soulja Boy looks unstoppable now that he’s training with Floyd Mayweather…If Vince was smart he’d book Soulja Boy vs Chris Brown for WM…

    https://youtu.be/mIuL–zKMZQ

    • Wade

      I heard the Breezy-Soulja beef is about a gay hookup gone wrong.

      • P.K.

        Wouldn’t surprise me…

  • If Vince ever sees Guerrillas of Destiny he’s going to be “Hunter….why are their Usos cooler than our Usos Pal!”

  • Thebraziliankid

    Cena’s face after AJ kicks out of the top rope AA is like, why the “gods have abandon me”

  • P.K.

    Jeff Jarrett is back!

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    This story is amazing in its ridiculousness:

    The Media’s Favorite ‘Millennial’ Is 55 Years Old
    Dan Nainan is known as a 35-year-old former Intel engineer who now makes millions as a comedian. The fact that he’s 20 years older is the least weird part of his story.
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/01/05/the-media-s-favorite-millennial-is-a-55-year-old-comedian.html

    • Yeah, I read that. I dunno though, if everything else in his life has been made up, it’s not too unreasonable to think this story is too.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Just look at a photo of him. He’s not 35.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Even at 35…that’s not really a millennial.

      • chicagodem79

        It’s borderline depending on the definition you use. I’m 37, and I’m probably millennial in some things, but Gen X in others lol.

        • The Rabid One

          I’m 100% Gen-X, born in 1974

      • Wade

        I think 1982 is the official cut off year.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Seriously? I was born in ’84 and I’ve never thought of myself as a millennial.

          • Wade

            I’m 85, I think we’re like the first few years, with the conceit that you were under 18 when the year 2000 happened.

            Like we were kids/teens for the Millennium.

        • Bones

          I thought like 1980-1984 were the ones between Gen Y and Millennial

          • Daniel O’Reilly

            Wikipedia says 1982, for whatever that is worth.

  • WWF1987

    Kevin Kelly has grown on me.

  • Ioan Morris

    Some nice praise for Omega from Bryan: https://twitter.com/WWEDanielBryan/status/817093197868376064

  • Jackson Smith
  • Facts

    Oh I realized I misspelled Bundy.

  • Double J back in TNA means The Hardys are about to be deleted with many breakaway guitars

    • P.K.

      Book It!

  • Wade

    I just realized Jeff Jarrett falling into a river and reemerging as a long haired wannabe country star with light up glasses is on the table now!

  • I’m enjoying the vulgarity of GoD

    • It’s cute the first couple times… then it gets old. Especially when multiple guys do it in consecutive matches… although Makabe (or was it Ishii, I forget who at the moment) turning it right back on the GoD was HILARIOUS.

  • Bones

    Bad news for Bruce, seems Rollins is getting a new theme

    https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10154234566443870&id=90012698869&_rdr

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Now he just needs a new finisher.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        And maybe someone new to write everything.

      • And a new promotion to wrestle for where he can start fresh.

      • Bones

        And his entire face “turn” deleted from people’s memories

    • Bones

      And the preview is just some dude saying redesign rebuild reclaim

    • “GET HIM A HARD HAT!” -Vince

    • P.K.

      Softcore Seth is getting a new theme? Well I got the perfect song for him…

      Garbage – Queer

      https://youtu.be/3ppiohVRZ0s

      • Bones

        I was waiting on something from you on this

        • P.K.

          The song sounds like it was specifically written for Rollins….

          The queerest of the queer
          The strangest of the strange
          The coldest of the cool
          The lamest of the lame
          The numbest of the dumb
          I hate to see you here
          You choke behind a smile
          A fake behind the fear
          The queerest of the queer
          The strangest of the strange
          The coldest of the cool
          You’re nothing special here
          A fake behind the fear
          The queerest of the queer

    • Wade

      He has the least distinctive theme for a main eventer I’ve ever heard.

  • I broke down last night and had a cigarette after 36 days without. A day later, I can’t even remember if I enjoyed it or not.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Some neckbeards are up in arms over Woody Harrelson in talks to be Han Solo’s mentor in the next anthology movie because he’s too big a name to be in it. Never mind the cast of The Phantom Menace to begin with, they do realize Alec Guinness was not only an established name, but won an Oscar 20 years before he was Luke’s mentor, right? (They probably don’t).

    Also, it’s Woody Harrelson, no one should ever fucking complain when he shows up in anything.

    • “What is this? The Hunger Games?”

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      They’ve undoubtedly never heard of The Ladykillers, Lavender Hill Mob, Man in the White Suit, Kind Hearts and Coronets, Ealing studios, etc.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        They probably think that movie gave that old guy his big break.

      • The Silver Fox

        Probably some that don’t even know The Bridge on the River Kwai.

    • Lemme guess. Someone was bothering themselves with something stupid?

      Twitter? Could it be twitter?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      And also nevermind the fact that Woody Harrelson would be fucking perfect in the role

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I don’t think there’s ever been a movie that he was in that you wouldn’t want him in it.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          That’s true. I can’t think of a movie where I thought “Woody Harrelson wasn’t that good in it”

    • Facts

      Should be Tommy Lee Jones

    • Clark O’Brien

      They some how got the guy who voiced Joker in the Batman animated series to make a cameo at the end of Force Awakens too.

    • Samuel L. Jackson, Natalie Portman, Liam Neeson and Terrance Stamp were total nobodies before Phantom Menace.

      Mads Mikkelsen in Rogue One? What big movies or characters did he ever sink his teeth into before then?

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Just small films like Casino Royale and Dr. Strange.

        • Oh come on, I totally put a Hannibal Lecter joke in there!

          • Daniel O’Reilly

            I love Hannibal, but I was thinking in terms of movies.

          • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

            Sadly, there’s like 10 people who watched it on TV and everyone else did it on streaming lol.

            But yeah, dude was a fucking Bond villain in a tippy-top Bond movie 10 years ago, then was a Marvel villain literally weeks before Rogue One.

          • Yeah, of all the things to complain about, a big name being in a movie is not one of them.

  • I am not a millennial.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Were you born before ’82?

      • 79

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Apparently some researchers put the date as far back as ’76, so in some definitions of the term, you could be.

          • The Rabid One

            Those researchers are from Colorado, so they may not be sufficiently lucid.

        • The Rabid One

          Then you’re a degenerate, Degeneration X

    • Clark O’Brien

      So you’re ready to grab that brass ring?

      • I grabbed it in my 20s. Then I’ve spent my 30s holding onto it. I’m about ready to convert it into a gold ring for my 40s, and then coast on that until I retire or die.

        • itwastyped

          Just like John Cena

  • down to the final for matches of WK11

    • Ioan Morris

      Enjoy!

  • D-Generation Me.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Now Greta Von Susteren is joining NBC News.

    I guess MSNBC realized that being the “left leaning” news network was never going to win the ratings war

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      She’s the hot one, right?

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        She makes Lana look plain.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Noooooooo she is not

    • Aaron

      TV news is a right-wing thing and always has been. I’m surprised they even tried it.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Conservatives get the TV and the Radio, liberals get the newspapers.

        • I’d say TV is still even, just that the “liberal” side is so fragmented among multiple channels.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            That’s a good point. I’m not sure how NBC thinks it’s going to leach off Fox viewers though.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I think millennial should be pushed to 1990 and after. I feel I’m too cynical and old (at 30) to be fully millennial, but there’s traces. It’s like when you border astrology signs with your birthday (like I do), you take on traits of what’s surrounding you. I’m not full Aries, but partially, and same with millennial-ism

    • Wade

      I am 31, and I refuse to be one of those navel gazing Gen X whine babies.

      • Clark O’Brien

        82 is the start for millennial s so you’re safe.

        • He was born in 1985, by his age.

          • Clark O’Brien

            So he was born after 82 which means he’s not a Gen Xer.

          • …damnit, I misread Duck’s original.

          • Clark O’Brien

            Thats okay, misspelled “not” as “nit” in my reply to you.

      • I don’t see you posting much about video games, so I’ll give you a pass.

      • Aaron

        Yes, I also don’t like $STEREOTYPE and am therefore a Real Man.

    • You post about video game achievements on social media. You are the most millennial person that I’ve ever met.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I find that a step more dignified than talking backstage politics of a company that runs fake wrestling, so I’ll wear those PS4 achievements proudly.

        How does Maude ever put up with me

    • chicagodem79

      I’m totally in the middle. I was a very young kid in the 80s, so I have vague memories of that stuff and don’t really identify totally with Gen X…at the same time, I don’t know what the hell Snapchat is, and am happy not being on Facebook, and I consume traditional media like older generations…but have the technology usage and adoption (outside of social media) of millennials.

    • Ioan Morris

      Sounds like the type of thing an entitled millennial would demand.

    • Aaron

      Stereotyping people by when they were born is corny.

    • RedStorm

      Born in 1988 and I agree with that sentiment. Every stereotypical millennial I know was born post ’90

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      A lot of millennial’s are very cynical.

      Some say We missed the party and get the shitty economy while boomers call us lazyfor complaining instead of working hard, as if things were as affordable and easy as they were in their Era.

      Others are wrapped up in social justice and spend every waking moment complaining about how fucked up and oppressive the world is. Has a great disdain for other generations.

      An opposite group canabalizes itself, cynical about the future because they buy all the negative reputations about millenials and that the previous generations had it right

      The reason are different but it’s still a crazy amount of cynicism to go around.

  • Bones

    I’m 33 and with one exception I’ve always dated older women.

    • Facts

      better in bed

      • chicagodem79

        They know what they’re doing.

    • The Rabid One

      So your body is millennial but your love says Gen-X??

      • Bones

        I just relate better to older women. Younger ones tend to annoy me.

    • “No Way Jose” Gomez

      The oldest I’ve messed around with was 40 (I was 25 at the time)

  • P.K.

    I keep hearing about it so I wanna know, how did the Andrew WK/New Jersey Pro Wrestling supershow in China turn out?

    • RedStorm

      I heard they partied hard.

    • Wade

      Americans showed everybody what’s up.

  • The Rabid One
    • That was a “DUH” statement before they even joined the damn EU.

    • Wade

      What the fuck is the matter with them?

      Somebody just needs to conquer them again.

      • The Rabid One

        Please, let it be Bulgaria or Serbia

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Rusev CRUSH

          • The Rabid One

            Rusev invading Greece is all sorts of win.

        • The Silver Fox

          Albania

      • Rebuild the Ottoman Empire!

        (Seriously, don’t.)

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Here is a list of Millennials: T-Hawk, Eita, U-T, Yosuke Santa Maria, Flamita, Kotoka, El Lindaman, Rocky Lobo

    Only Duck will find this post amusing

    • Wade

      I almost get it!

      • And A Diddly New Year

        It’s funny because these are wrestlers who are a part of a stable called Millennials in Dragon Gate!

        • Wade

          Aha! I recognized the names but didn’t know the stable!

    • Night

      T-Hawk from Street Fighter?

      • Clark O’Brien

        Super Street Fighter 2 was 93 so he qualifies.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      T-Hawk was my first Mexican role model. Even though he looked like Chief Wahoo in a jean jacket.

      • Clark O’Brien

        Better than El Fuerte that’s for sure.

  • RedStorm

    I always laugh when a plus sized model throws out the hook on Twitter with something that no one needs to know, just so that all the loser rush to compliment them.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Wonder if they realise half those guys think the extra padding makes them easier while the rest just want them to sit on their faces?

      • RedStorm

        They don’t care. They’re just happy they’re getting the attention they never got from their fathers.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I’m liberally outraged that most “plus-sized” models are normal sized. They’re more like Amy Schumer as opposed to, say, Nia Jax.

      • Wade

        Nia Jax was a plus sized model.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          That’s what I’m saying, THAT is plus-sized. God bless Ashley Graham for putting a face on “plus-sized”, but she’s not that rotund.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Recent example?

      • RedStorm
        • tannerfamilyfun92

          I can guaran-damn-tee nobody actually said that to her.

          • RedStorm

            I’m like, slightly over 100% sure that never happened.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            This woman is very attractive, and most people wouldn’t even consider her “plus size”

          • RedStorm

            She’s pretty hot. Big fake tits. Photoshops every single picture she posts. I followed her on snapchat and she was one of the most intolerable people I’ve ever heard from.

  • Bones

    Would you rather lend money to Greece or Ric Flair?

    • DAJackson7

      At least if you give it to Greece Germany might pay you back

    • chicagodem79

      I think you’d have more fun just lighting it on fire instead.

    • Will Greece let me take a dump in an ancient landmark?

    • The Rabid One

      With Greece I can light the Cheese and money on fire as I yell O-PAH!!!

    • Aaron

      Greece. It may go to hospitals. Also piss on German banks.

    • P.K.

      Ric Flair

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      At least Greece has groove and meaning. Flair’s just someone’s drunk gizmo no one wants to babysit

  • The LAW has been in contact with spokesperson Fritz Grundnig of the
    Austrian authorities in regards to the situation over the weekend
    involving Alberto (Del Rio) and Guillermo Rodriguez. (Grundnig could not
    specifically identify the two brothers by name but did provide us with
    specific details on the case in question).

    The brothers got into a fight with a 26-year old man at a bar and the
    man that was injured was taken to hospital for some contusions but
    didn’t suffer any severe injuries. The Rodriguez brothers were brought
    to the local police station but that the time no arrest was made.

    Alberto and Guillermo got into a fight with each other at the station
    with Guillermo suffering a cut over his eye and a table, chair and some
    plastic boxes were damaged in the altercation with some spots of blood
    on the wall and the floor as well.

    Once Alberto and Guillermo were calmed down they were released on a bail bond.

    The actual detention of the two took place when they got into the
    fight at the police station and since it was a brief arrest, the Mexican
    embassy was not notified as both are citizens of Mexico.

    The Austrian police will report the facts of the case to the
    prosecutor’s office but at this time no charges have been laid against
    Alberto or Guillermo Rodriguez.

  • The Silver Fox

    I don’t really consider myself to be a Generation X’er. But, on the other hand, I definitely do not consider myself to be a Baby Boomer.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    A rather cute girl is out here in front of H&M attempting to get signatures for a petition re: Save Seattle’s Beaches

    I asked her what beaches she was speaking of and in response was told this place was a lot like Denver only minus everyone open carrying.

    I never said my state was perfect. But for real, what fucking beaches?!

    • Clark O’Brien

      I liked Seattle, like the year 2000 never happened.

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        It did though! They stopped a giant rental van full of explosives at the Canadian border and cancelled New Years that year!

        • Clark O’Brien

          That explains all the flannel.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      JESUS CHRIST YOUR AVATAR

      Good luck sleeping tonight, everyone!

      • Gwen Crestfani – #5

        Lol, the only decent one is Alki and it’s awful I appreciate your googling though

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Maybe she was hinting that she wanted you to comb her beach?

    • Facts

      Did she look like your avatar?

    • mike

      Alkali?

  • Wade

    lol I gave Kid a smarkgasm with the RH archive

  • I just asked The Boy if he’d like to go to a movie and he said NO! He’s already seen movies, and they’re all the same!

    He’s only 4! This kid gets it!

    • Wade

      Typical Homefront Generationer!

  • Ioan Morris

    Ooh, new Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee today.

  • Bruce Chung

    It’s always nice to have a client to ask “it’s asking me for a password, what do I do?”

    • Bones

      Bad news Bruce…

    • next time they do that scream and run away like it’s about to explode

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Or at least utter an exclamation and dial 911.

  • Jackson Smith

    Geez…maybe there should just be a hard rule of no Terminator entrances in wrestling, lol.

    • Wade

      That was weird watching people defend. Favorites get more leeway.

      I thought it looked worse than HHH and it wasn’t really close.

      • Omega had the better video, less “material”, less pretentious, AND picked a good Terminator to spoof.

        • I will take HHH’s skull over Omega’s cheap half-mask.

          • Wade

            HHH wins production values.

        • Wade

          I thought they were both pretentious, although Omegas source material was better.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        HHH’s looked much better. It was just the daylight that messed it up.

        The video before his entrance was cool for Omega though.

      • Jackson Smith

        To me they both sucked and Omega’s Party City mask made it even worse.

  • The Peanuts gang are Baby Boomers, which means they probably all grew up to be just awful.

    • good grief

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      They’re trapped in a time loop and can’t grow up.

    • It has become increasingly apparent that the Baby Boomers are the worst generation in human history.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      I suspect Charlie probably shot himself some time around Nixon’s second term

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      As long as Patty and Marcie are fucking, it’s all good.

  • The Rabid One

    So they’re calling Generation Z or I-generation the Founders. As a Trekkie I have a bad feeling about them.

  • yikes that sunset bomb was a huge spot early

  • Night

    I have never been around other black folks and had a discussion about what generation we fit in.

    • Facts

      Hard Knocks?

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      You’re Canadian AND black, that’s double not fitting in anywhere. Be gay and go for a sweet combo multiplier

      • Night

        I just got off a bad break-up with a lady…becoming gay is looking mighty tempting…

        • Gwen Crestfani – #5

          I’m dressed in a lot of things from stores that have names I’ve never heard. The only thing I’m missing is some amount of physical attractiveness

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            You can borrow some of mine. I have plenty to spare.

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            You look like if dryer lint was a person.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            I’m soft and I smell good?

          • Gwen Crestfani – #5

            You’re definitely soft. That I cannot argue.

          • chicagodem79

            S-A-W-F-T…….SAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWFT?

          • Night

            Legit LOL and I have no idea why.

  • Gwen Crestfani – #5

    All these slacks and then Rock gets arrested?! Man fuck you 2016

  • Facts

    There is something quite joyous and pleasing about aggravating the hell out of my wife where she loses her shit and I giggle.

  • Night

    As I mentioned to Marv below, I had a bad break-up recently and it’s fucking me up a little. So the Devin Harris part of black dude who hates women might be played by me in 2017.

    • chicagodem79

      And naturally he’s getting married now, go figure lol.

      • Night

        I know! It still boggles my mind!

        Just this past year, he was talking about going on dating websites and wanting only chicks he could bang and say goodbye to!

    • sorry to hear that. hang in there man

      • Night

        Just for those kind words, I hope you destroy Hoss and take his title.

  • razor172

    I really think I fall in an undefined category between gen x and and millennials where I grew up as a kid witnessing the effects x had done. But wasn’t raised having a cell phone or having internet access that defines millennials.

    • Yeah, I didn’t get online until I was 13, although I was into early MS-DOS games and stuff for a couple years before that. Hell, I remember when Encarta was “top of the line” when it came to looking up stuff on your computer.

  • P.K.

    Half ways done….

    Wrestler of the Year
    1. Roman Reigns
    2. The Miz
    3. Braun Stroman

    Women’s Wrestler of the Year
    1. Nikki Bella
    2. Naomi
    3. Nia Jax

    Worst Wrestler of the Year
    1. Seth Rollins
    2. AJ Styles
    3. Kevin Owens

    Tag Team of the Year
    1. The Hype Bros
    2. The Usos
    3. Authors of Pain

    Match of the Year
    1. Roman Reigns vs Triple H – WM
    2. Goldberg vs Brock Lesnar – SS
    3. Roman Reigns vs Rusev – HIAC

    • The Rabid One

      Kids don’t do drugs.

    • you should troll everyone some time and have a good opinion on wrestling

      • P.K.

        SMH

    • Be. Are. See.

      When you agree with two of PK’s choices unironically…ugh.

      • Night

        The Hype Bros. was a legit LOL.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m truly surprised you don’t have Bayley or Sasha Stanks in your worst wrestler of the year top 3

      • P.K.

        They aren’t significant enough to be included…The RAW Womens Title has been nothing but a meaningless prop…That being said, I think it’s very sexist of the BOD to not include a Worst Female Wrestler category…

    • Facts

      hahahahhahahaa

    • Actually, Seth Rollins as Worst Wrestler of the Year isn’t a troll job. That would be my honest answer.

      • P.K.

        I ain’t trolling on any of these pal

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I too call BS on that model who says she’s gotten “you’r pretty for a big girl”

    As someone who’s dated a lot of chicks my size or bigger, never even crossed my mind to say that. It’s simply “You’re pretty”/beautiful/etc.

    • Gwen Crestfani – #5

      Yeah but you have literally zero standards.

      Adele is pretty for a big girl.