BoD Daily Update: January 6th, 2017

Details on Goldberg’s WWE Contract

Goldberg’s contract will include three PPV events (Royal Rumble, Fastlane, and WrestleMania 33)

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

 

Kassius Ohno Returns to NXT

The former Chris Hero returned to NXT at the TV tapings last night where he confronted Shinsuke Nakamura. You can view the clip by clicking on the link below.

http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/article/kassius-ohno-returns-to-nxt

 

Smackdown Ratings Update

This past Tuesday’s edition of Smackdown Live drew 2.56 million viewers, down from 2.88 the prior week. In comparison, this past Monday’s edition of RAW drew 3.046 million viewers.

http://wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2017/0105/620937/did-the-first-wwe-smackdown-episode-of-2017-beat-raw-in/

  • Mikey

    STING

  • DAJackson7

    Yay! Early morning update!

  • just starting up Tanahashi Niato WK11 match. couldn’t get through the whole show yesterday so doing the final two matches now… then probably the show from the next night

    • Ioan Morris

      New Year Dash was so much fun.

  • Chris B

    I won’t lie, I’m really enjoying this little Goldberg renaissance

    • DAJackson7

      According to the ratings a lot of people are

    • nwa88

      It has been surprisingly fun and handled well.

  • Sleepy.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Let’s see what Hero can do in NXT now without DeMott sabotaging him.

    • are there stories of what happened?

      • Brian_Bayless

        DeMott asked Hero to help train a few beginners then went to the office and said he was training people instead of training himself.

        • jesus christ that guy…

        • Ioan Morris

          What a prick.

          • Brian_Bayless

            DeMott was the reason many people failed. EC3 is another one he ran out.

          • Kevin McCarthy

            Omega too

          • Mikey

            EC3 could be great now if it wasn’t for that asshole.

      • Miko363

        I assumed it was a fight over the last available sandwich.

        • Danielbryan22

          He lost a Last Man Eating match

  • Hero’s back in NXT? WWE Medical testings don’t include scales has been confirmed!

  • Facts

    GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLDBERG!

  • Ioan Morris

    Some New Japan stuff:

    NJPW/CMLL Fantastica Mania cards: http://www.wrestlezone.com/news/791459-njpw-announces-match-cards-for-2017-fantastica-mania-tour-feat-mistico-atlantis-dragon-lee-more-from-cmll
    Some great stuff in there. Ospreay’s on the tour. Dragon Lee & Titan vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Bushi and Volador Jr. vs. Ultimo Guerrero on the final night. No Dragon Lee/Hiromu, which suggests that will be on one of the New Beginning cards after all.

    The guy on the right is apparently Haku’s third son. That sound you hear is Vince popping a boner: https://twitter.com/voiceswrestling/status/817337638550142976

    Kenny Omega on twitter: “I will be stepping away from Japan to reassess my future. The path of my journey may change, but my goals will not.” IMO that means he’s off the Fantastica Mania and New Beginning tours, back for the New Japan Cup.

  • Good luck to Hero as someone who has watched him from his early days in IWA-MS I hope he gets a fun run.

  • Facts

    Disqus is being Herb Abrams again.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Kassius Ohno is still a terrible wrestling name

  • And A Diddly New Year

    GOLDBERG IS ON THE FASTLANE TO WRESTLEMANIA SUN MAGGLE!

  • Mikey

    Wached Omega-Okada

    ****

    • Brian_Bayless

      I’m watching the entire show today.

      • Mikey

        I don’t have that NJ World thing or I would

        • Brian_Bayless

          I signed up again.

    • Night

      Uh, that snowflake count’s looking’ a little low, homey. Missing at least two stars…

      • Mikey

        Was a really good match.

        • WWF1987

          Watch Naito/Tanahashi next.

    • Ioan Morris

      I’m up to ****3/4 after a rewatch.

    • I think Meltzer short changed it. Was obviously *******!

  • Facts

    I want a Kings of Wrestling reunion.

  • Ioan Morris

    Why would people email Scott about stuff like Omega/Okada? He’s pretty up front about stuff on the Network being the only wrestling he watches.

    • WWF1987

      He used to watch NJPW for his own entertainment not reviews.

      • Ioan Morris

        The last time I remember him mentioning a New Japan match he’d watched was AJ/Okada in 2015.

  • Brian_Bayless

    The Ole Anderson shoot interview recap will be up today.

  • So far I might go with Dave on the 4.5 Kushida and Shibata matches
    still watching Tanahashi

    • WWF1987

      I gave KUSHIDA/Hiromu a bit lower with ****1/4 and **** for Shibata/Goto.

      • I might be a bit high on both.. I think i would give them equal ratings in any event so maybe 4 1/4 for each. Really liked the build up and finish to the Goto fight

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    Kassius Ohno makes a HUGE return to WWE NXT…

    … because he’s fat.

    • Night

      I wonder how they got him to comeback. If there was anyone I thought would never return to the WWE system, he would be one of those guys.

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        Agreed. Time (and fried chicken) heals all wounds.

      • My guess is that Hero wanted a retirement plan. I’m guessing he wrestles for NXT for a year or two, then become a trainer at the PC

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Today would feel more like a Friday, if i wasn’t working tomorrow as well.

  • Goldberg will be on at least 3 PPVs. Let’s see.

    That means at least 3 spears and 3 jackhammers.

    Whoo hoo.

  • BREAKING: HHH refires Hero…… thought he was hiring Bull Fit back

  • Theberzerker #HUSStag

    Hero coming in, followed by possibly O’Riley (I think, I might have him mixed up with someone else), along with Roode will keep NXT set for the next year. Now FINALLY Joe and Nakamura can go to the main roster where they’re desperately needed.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I assume Joe debuts at the Rumble

      • Theberzerker #HUSStag

        I hope so. No idea what he’d do for Mania, but you can bet your ass by Summerslam he’ll be feuding with Cena.

        • I…but…uh…

          I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW I WANTED TO SEE THIS!!!!!

          • Theberzerker #HUSStag

            Totally. They’ve been friends for years.

          • Well, shit. I’ll be waiting on my couch eating pocor-

            uh.

            Ice cream.

          • Theberzerker #HUSStag

            Popcorn flavored ice cream?

          • ew. No. That sounds gross.

          • Theberzerker #HUSStag

            But the popcorn flavored jelly beans are kinda good OK not really no.

          • Right? Gross.

    • Yeah, totally. Got to get those guys lost in the shuffle ASAP.

      :: sigh ::

      • Night

        Then. Now. Forever.

        • Sadly, this.

          The more I think about how they’ve used KO, the more irritated I get. He powerbombed Sami into the ring apron on his first night on NXT. He took that belt by beating him until the ref stopped the match. His first night on Raw, he beat Cena.

          Now?

          Essentially a comedy jobber who has the belt.

          Fuck me.

          • Night

            I feel they do this to a lot of guys in their first reigns as champ. Rollins was a supreme athlete and then he’s a wimp who hides behind Stephanie and HHH. CM Punk and DB couldn’t get anyone to even sell their offense in their first reigns. Even when Rock won the title for the first time, he never won any matches cleanly and even needed a ton of help to beat fucking X-Pac.

            I guess the only guy who can be a strong heel as full-time champ is HHH. Maybe they’re afraid if KO kept his kick-ass personality, he’d end up getting cheered? But why is this bad? You end up creating a new top babyface that people are invested in.

          • DAJackson7

            HHH lost his first title to Vince freakin mcmahon

          • Night

            To be fair, in WWE’s eyes, that’s like climbing Everest.

          • Danielbryan22

            KO is getting cheered anyway because he’s against Roman Reigns and Ice Cold Seth Rollins. He’s totally in a no-win situation with this title run though; it’s totally forgettable.

          • Yeah, I feel like they could have turned him face the Raw after he won the belt. The story is lifelong indy guy makes good. It’s almost Rocky.

            Good point about other champs; never though about it.

    • It seems that O’Reilly is coming. I have no idea why but he seems to be a thing

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Tommy End too.

      • Theberzerker #HUSStag

        Ah, yes, this.

  • Miko363

    More like the Kings of Catering! How Bout It!

  • Facts

    Wonder who will dethrone Okada? Will it be Omega? Or someone else? Cody?

    • WWF1987

      Minoru Suzuki.

      • You think Suzuki-Gun’s gonna get the big belt soonest?

    • Night

      Yeah, it’s not going to be Cody.

      • Facts

        Trying to think outside the box.

      • Facts

        I am thinking Omega seriously.

        • Night

          After his last performance, it’s a matter of time before Omega wins the title if he decides to stay in Japan. But I could see Okada holding it for a while.

    • Cheeseburger

    • Big Mike!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Gedo

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Bad Luck Fale

  • Ioan Morris

    Ugh, Disqus… I have work to do anyway.

  • Ring apron sling blade!

    • Ioan Morris

      Naito drops right on his head for that move. Tranquilo Naito!

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Kassius Ohno vs. Kevin Owens for the rights to KO shirts

    • and first in line at catering

    • Theberzerker #HUSStag

      Hey yeah that is weird that they’d have Hero go back to that name when the initials were given to someone else already. Maybe it’s part of an angle planned to reveal his true name or whatever. Sounds like something Roode would do.

  • Ohno & Owens as a tag team. Double K.O. Feed us more…..and more.. a little more please

  • Ioan Morris

    Something I saw on “Wrestling Twitter” this morning: someone said they were glad Hero was going back to his “WWE slave name”, so he could keep Chris Hero for the indies. These people are nuts.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      “The Chris Hero name will remain pure and untainted by the WWE machine!”

  • Brian_Bayless

    Watched Tiger W vs. Tiger the Dark from WK11. I give it ***

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      Ah, so you’re into giving matched an extra star too?

      • Nah, ***’s a fair rating for a good crowd-revving opener.

  • Bones

    Crap Smackdown didn’t beat Raw this week.

    They’re dragging out real stars like taker and HBK but are going against the NT game Monday.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I really hate how transparent it is that HHH is waiting until sports are over so he can take credit for the ratings bump.

      • Night

        Yeah but that douche has been doing this kind of thing for years.

      • Bones

        I was called a “2005 Smark” by some asshole who posts in the it’s still real to me damnit threads when I pointed this out.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Hunter is pretty notorious for suddenly reappearing January – April and around SummerSlam.

  • What a stupid fucking name.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Trent is underrated. I kinda dig Roppongi Vice.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Love the Young Bucks calling out the Hardy Boyz during their entrance.

    • Ioan Morris

      They did Matt’s legdrop at New Year Dash. They be trolling.

      • Brian_Bayless

        That match is gonna be fun

    • Basscase

      TBF, the Hardyz did the same on Impact yesterday.

  • Six Star TatR!

    Happy new year comrades!

    • Ioan Morris

      Blwyddyn newydd dda!

  • Facts

    I bet you we will see a 7 star match soon.

    • Night

      Well, Goldberg is indeed rumoured to be wrestling at Mania…

    • Bones

      Big Show/Shaq WM 33

  • Bones

    Lol the Colts are bringing back Pagano, they better fire Grigson then.

    • where are you seeing this?

    • Brian_Bayless

      Cant wait for Grigson to draft another receiver in the 1st round

    • DAJackson7

      More years of mediocre Texans playoff football until Tennessee gets it’s head out of its ass!

      • Bones

        Tennessee has two first rounders this year.

        • DAJackson7

          They’re going to be kings of that division for a bit me thinks

  • #Hottake Kassius Ohno isn’t a terrible name…it’s a terrible name for a guy who looks like Chris Hero

    • Theberzerker #HUSStag

      When I first heard it, I thought that’s what they called Low Ki.

    • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

      You picture a more athletic-looking guy when you hear that name. Not the puddle of goo who you actually get.

      • Philippe Tca

        He could change his name to Chris Hoagie?

    • Death Rollins

      Gastroenteritis Ohno!

    • Philippe Tca

      It’s hard to work now with Kevin Owens around anyway. I can’t imagine him coming out with a K.O. shirt?

  • Six Star TatR!

    This site is a bit broken 🙁 I’m on disqus and it’s still a bit broken

    • Night

      I’m sure it’ll be fixed eventually, TaTr.

      • Six Star TatR!

        I haven’t been here in a week! It could’ve been fixed during that week!

    • Facts

      We should get Tessa Fowler to fix it.

      • Six Star TatR!

        yeah with her big tits fuck yeah

      • rxchrisg

        Should I pretend I don’t know who that is?

        • Facts

          google, but not at work.

          • rxchrisg

            It was a joke,I know all too well who she is

  • Miko363

    Maybe they can give him Nattie’s farting gimmick and John Cena can call him “Gaseous Ohno.”

    Put a picture up on the Tron with the stink lines and everything.

  • Theberzerker #HUSStag

    Did Hero wrestle with a shirt on in NXT his first go around? Because he sure as shit will be now.

    • The clips I seen of him he wasn’t. Then again, he was merely obese rather than his current state of morbidly obese

      • rxchrisg

        He looks like a long haired version of me getting out of the shower. I can’t believe he wrestles in front of hundreds of people in speedos with that body.

    • Buffalo Hopscotch

      He’s gonna wear polka dots. Dusty V2.

  • Facts

    Too bad we never got Chilly McFreeze Steve Austin.

    • Bones

      Ice Dagger!

  • Mikey

    Why they gotta hate? Steady hatin’ mine.

  • Brian_Bayless

    This WK crowd digs Rocky Romero

    • Ioan Morris

      The World Tag League run did them wonders.

  • Miko363

    The NFL is the best – ratings are down and there’s concern over the quality of the product. So all these crap bag teams decide to keep all their shitty coaches and pretend everything is great.

    You know what? I’d rather have York out in SF firing people all the time than see the Bengals trot Marvin Lewis out year after year to miss the playoffs because half his team is suspended.

    • yea ratings are down because of quality of product…not… oh I don’t know.. some QB star power missing from last year

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I LOVED the media turning on York the other day and asking why he hasn’t fired himself. I hope more media people start doing this, but you’ll never get hard hitting questions because media is scared of getting credentials denied

    • Bones

      The NFL is the most risk averse/good ol boy network league there is

      • Aaron

        Even baseball, the sport of dads who don’t like those teenagers with the saggy britches, takes some chances in between hiring Dusty Baker again.

    • The Professor

      This weekends games (except one) all suck. Whoohoo Raiders are in the playoffs but are playing their 3rd string qb; they are facing houston which has no good qb. Dolphins (with a back up maybe) are facing steelers; yawn. lions vs the red hot packers; blowout.

      • DAJackson7

        It’s Lions-Seahawks, Giants Packers. But yeah, Lions are losing

        • The Professor

          yeah oops my bad. giants vs red hot packers equals great game. lions vs seahawks in seattle equals blowout

  • Facts

    Let’s see the main event of Wrestlemania beat the Wrestlekingdom main.

    • Strowman vs. Reigns ******** – Meltzer

      • Bones

        Not enough Japanese guys, subtract **** stars

      • cabspaintedyellow

        The minus is in the wrong place.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I can’t think of a PAST WM main event that could top that.

    • Ioan Morris

      I love NJPW, but WWE isn’t remotely trying to do the same thing with Wrestlemania. It’s now – rightly – for casuals who they hope to convince to become regular subscribers.

      • Facts

        #BRANDING PAL

        • Ioan Morris

          #HASHTAG

      • Death Rollins

        That’s why I’m more excited by the prospect of Dean/Renee vs. Miz/Maryse than I would be by a meaningless multi-man IC match. Those two guys stand to gain such a higher profile off a storyline match the casuals can get into than some get-’em-on-the-card thing.

    • Aaron

      Shaq is ready.

  • Can the Raiders hurry up and move to Las Vegas so they can officially become my favourite team? I just know the Colts are keeping Grigson.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Trent is nuts for doing a tope con hilo onto the ramp

  • Facts

    Peyton should be the GM of the Colts or in a role similar to John Elway’s.

    • There is already enough stuff getting shipped to my wife in the mail.. I don’t need Irsay’s pills shipped to her too.

      • Facts

        You should get a second house under some random person’s name and have it shipped there.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    I love Jim Cornette. I love his work over the past several decades. I love listening to his podcasts and shoot interviews.

    But the man needs to get the fuck over the fact that the 1980s ended.

    He also desperately needs to stop treating “the wrestling business” as something only the select, chosen few should ever be allowed to call their profession. I get showing pride in your work, but pro wrestling is not a holy calling, dude.

    • Bones

      That’s what gets me about him. He cannot get over that it’s not 1985 and things are not ever going back to that.

    • Dwayne

      That’s what I hate about him. Get the fuck over the fact that the business is exposed now.

      • Death Rollins

        By the same token, I don’t think he’s wrong that it’s more successful when it’s treated seriously. People WANT to lose themselves in the idea of competition. Look at how hot NJPW is right now, and apparently RoH is doing really well. When you treat it like what happens matters, people are more likely to follow it in the ways that make money for the promotions.

        • Dwayne

          Yeah you can treat it more seriously, that’s fine. But he gets carried away in his rants with all the bitching about how things aren’t like the 70s and 80s anymore.

          • Death Rollins

            No, he does. I do get it, though – it was possible to make decent money in a ton of promotions and markets, and certain markets that are dead now were so hot then. I can understand getting nostalgic for that, because so many of those regions had huge bases that just stopped watching after the national expansion. Hell, even millions of WCW fans just stopped after it died, they didn’t transfer over or anything.

      • rxchrisg

        I don’t understand who he’s even talking to. He’s bitching about exposing marks to the business on his podcast for smart marks.

        • Dwayne

          Haha good point. He’s bitching to his own audience that they know too much.

  • Brian_Bayless

    I’ll give Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice ***1/4

  • Aaron

    Come on, boys! Their white flags are no match for our muskets!

  • cabspaintedyellow

    On the subject of Kassius Ohno, what are some of the worst developmental names of all-time?

    I’m genuinely trying to think of something worse than Michael McGillicutty or Lift Sawyer.

    • Aaron

      Oney Lorcan or whatever is just awful.

    • Daniel Swinney

      Lucky Cannon

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      All the names given to the NXT dweebs in 2010.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Hangman Page is useless

    • Aaron

      I can’t call him that. “Hangman” is too cool a nickname.

    • Ioan Morris

      He becomes better relative to who he’s in the ring with/against.

  • Ok I’ll bump both

    KUSHIDA vs. Hiromu Takahashi

    Katsuyori Shibata vs. Hirooki Goto

    down to **** 1/4

    and give Niato vs. Tanahashi **** 1/2

  • zahidf

    Chris hero still has two matches for EVOLVE shows at the rumble weekend (Zack sabre jr and Riddle (?) i believe)

    • ZSJ is for sure. His other opponent is someone of his own choosing…he hasn’t chosen yet

      • MillstreamPigworker

        I call Jeff Cobb

  • ok now it’s time for the GREATEST MATCH IN THE HISTORY OF WRESTLING!

    • Ioan Morris

      Enjoy. I think knowing the length in advance improves the viewing.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Old school FCW roster photo:

    http://img08.deviantart.net/28eb/i/2010/343/e/9/fcw_that_has_yet_to_debut_by_esh2013-d34kccf.jpg

    So many painfully generic guys. And three actual stars in there somewhere.

    • DAJackson7

      Roman looks like a douche, Epico should have kept the mask and whatever happened to Brett Dibiase?

  • Aaron

    (Hoagie joke related to Chris Hero’s weight)

  • Dwayne

    I’m going to miss Hero in Evolve.

    • Ioan Morris

      King of the US Indies in 2016, by most people’s accounts.

      • Dwayne

        He was good whenever I saw him. People talk about his body but the dude can work. He works better now than he ever did before.

        • Ioan Morris

          I can’t tell when people are joking about that anymore.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Adam Page is someone I have no idea is even allowed to wrestle for a major promotion. Fale is huge and Takahashi has a gimmick. Page has literally no skills.

    • Ioan Morris

      Gedo personally requested him, apparently.

      • Aaron

        That’s just hubris, thinking he can book that guy in any interesting way.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Saw Page live at RoH ASE and the crowd was literally chanting for the match to hurry up and end because no one cared about Page.

    • Aaron

      Yujiro and his gimmick/ladies cover up a lot of undercard sins.

  • Aaron

    Now I want a hoagie.

  • Ok HHH terminator vs Omega terminator entrance

    Omega’s is fun while HHHs is embarrassing because

    A. Omega’s isn’t financed by a movie studio

    B. Omega owns it better

    c. Omega didn’t come out looking like this https://uproxx.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/triple-h-terminator.png?w=650&h=366

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Also, Omega didn’t end up with a giant fucking leg bruise because of the entrance
      http://i.imgur.com/0wzkWOw.jpg

      • Night

        How’d he get that bruise?!

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          I think it was during the opening of the match, but I like to joke that he got it doing the stupid entrance

    • Ioan Morris

      Omega’s also incorporated Terminator stuff for a while.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    LOL Kenny Omega Last Week: “I will never go to WWE”

    Kenny Omega This Week: “I will be stepping away from Japan to reassess my future”
    https://twitter.com/KennyOmegamanX/status/817323227886125056/photo/1

    • SWERVE: Omega goes to TNA!

    • Bones

      I wonder if he got a call from someone in Stamford

    • Ioan Morris

      He’s working the marks, brother.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Yep, he’s “refocusing” since he lost the title match

    • Aaron

      He could be working. I do wonder if WWE did make a good offer, though.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Yeah, I think he’s working but it’s funny

    • Brian_Bayless

      Screams angle to me. My guess is he leaves the Bullet Club

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Oh yeah, I think it’s an angle too. But he sure knows how to work the internet

  • After I win the lottery tonight, I’m going to outdo Bayless by buying a wrestling promotion and make all the wrestlers change their names and outfits to match the BoD. The Sbarros ads will be replaced by We Build Pole Barns, and the matches will stream daily in the morning solely for the benefit of the Day Thread audience.

    And it will still make more money than TNA.

  • The Professor

    Always nice to get 9 hours of sleep when you are used to 6

    • Mikey

      IT feels so weird. Like I am doing something wrong lol. I’m the same way.

  • For the superbowl I wanted to come out in a robe just like Okada with it raining money but Elway shot me down

    • He’s the Ole Anderson of modern football.

      • Oswieler left because Elway wouldn’t let him go off the top rope

        • Facts

          What a waste of 73 million dollars.

          • The Professor

            at least it is not guaranteed

  • Daniel Swinney

    Hero should be announced by William Regal, then immediately come out and destroy him for setting the BullFit system out into the world, because he tried to follow it and just gained all this weight instead.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Takahashi is one shitty wrestler.

    • Ioan Morris

      But his maybe/possibly brother Hiromu is pretty damn good.

  • Mikey

    I think Okada. He’s not as good as Randy Orton, but he’s close.

    • Aaron

      He’s better due to this crazy thing Orton never tried called effort.

      • Mikey

        Orton 09-2010 is, at the very least, 1000 times the guy Okada is.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Another day of shitty Disqus.

    • Mikey

      It’s ridiculous

    • DAJackson7

      I’m on the Disqus site and it’s actually working fine today

  • Aaron

    Walla Walla, Keokuk, Cucamonga, Seattle.

    • Night

      HAHAHAHA! Seattle!

  • The Professor

    I read several years ago that one problem the NFL has is that there are very few true stars because NFL is bigger than the stars and the players wear helmets.

    NBA players you see their faces all the time.
    MLB you see their faces all the time, but they don’t market the stars correctly; also stars like Trout are rarely on the best team.

    • That’s why all the famous football players you know are old, because they were playing before helmets were made mandatory in 1943.

      • Death Rollins

        I see kids wearing Red Grange shirts and slap bracelets everywhere!

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Radio Ad:

    “Hey Pam, it’s me, your wallet! Know how you’ve always wanted to take a vacation? Well now you can!”

    Narrator: Book a one-way direct flight from Austin to Cleveland for as low as $50!

    • $50 one-way, $700 for the return flight. And they’d still have no problem selling tickets to leave Cleveland.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s hilarious.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I have never had sex for money, nor have I ever paid anyone to have sex with me.

    I think you all should know that.

    • The Professor

      because you are family fun

    • Looks who’s all Mr. Holier-Than-Thou just because he’s never been pimped out.

  • probably will be fairly inactive while I finish the main event.. excited for this match

  • Brian_Bayless

    Sanada deserves more of a push

  • Theberzerker #HUSStag

    “Vince McMahon just doesn’t know what to do with small men. He has NO idea what to do with them. But you know what, Vince could be 100 years old and not remember his own name, and he’d still know how to push a big dude. Until the end…he’ll be doing it from his grave. Hunter will have a Ouija board, and Vince will push it to ‘B-I-G’…at the very least, he’ll always know how to get a big guy over.”
    -Alvarez, in response to the Strowman/Zayn last man standing match.

    • Brian_Bayless

      That was a really good match.

      Strowman is growing on me and gives it his all at least.

      • Ioan Morris

        Based on podcasts he’s well liked, so I imagine he’s getting some good advice.

      • Theberzerker #HUSStag

        Sami made it great. Braun’s offense and aura are good now, but he still can’t sell or improvise for shit. But another year or so and he might indeed have all the tools needed.

  • Ioan Morris

    Rewatching the WK11 main event last night I noticed where Okada got the gnarly bruise he was sporting a day later. It’s from one of jumping knees Omega hits him with at the end. You can hear the smack.

  • The Professor

    Right now who is the most recognizable stars (I guess their q rating) in the NFL: 1) brady 2) kaepernick 3) I guess peyton even though he is retired thanks to all his ads.

    • And his posts here that always….occur

    • I’d put Rodgers up there above Kaep. …but I’d keep me up there too!

      • The Professor

        ok good point so move rodgers to 2

    • Death Rollins

      Does Odell chart or is that just because I live in Giants country?

      • The Professor

        i cannot tell you what he looks like.

        • Death Rollins

          Fair enough!

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        His stupid mop head gets him some traction.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        He’s all over the place in NYC, but I haven’t seen a single thing about him in Ohio.

        • Death Rollins

          That’s about what I expected, although I wondered if his mop head and the interest in the wildcard game might increase his profile a bit.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Not from what I can tell, but I imagine it’s just a matter of time until he breaks out huge.

          • PATRICKisLEGEND

            Other than residual Greg Norman scuffle, and walking into the kicking net, he’s been completely out of the news this year.

          • Buster Abbott

            Josh Norman scuffle, unless Beckham is picking fights out on the golf course now

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Rodgers, Clay Matthews, JJ Watt, & Cam are all stars too.

      • The Professor

        cam is a good one; too bad his team stinks every other year

        • Stan Ford

          That’s the REAL reason he sulked in last year’s post-Super Bowl presser.

          He knew what was gonna happen this year.

          • Dwayne

            It’s hard to get back to the big game. You don’t know if you will ever again

          • See Marino, Dan.

          • Also see: Ferragamo, Vince.

          • Boooo.

            I was a Pat Haden fan.

          • Could use Ken Anderson or Boomer Esiason there also.

          • Yeah, but at least they were part of the same franchise.

    • Drew Brees is recognizable too, but mainly because of the birthmark. Otherwise I probably wouldn’t know him from Phillip Rivers.

    • Dwayne

      People know Cam Newton

  • Brian_Bayless

    I’ll give the whole Never weight six man tag thing **3/4. Didnt really get interesting until the end.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    There’s always room for a huge guy like Strowman in pro wrestling, because at the end of the day wrestling will always be part sideshow.

    Main eventing WrestleMania though…

    • Somewhere, Ryback is shedding a tear.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Maybe I should revise:

        There’s always room for a huge guy who is not a complete idiot and delusional about his worth to the company in pro wrestling

    • Dwayne

      He might main event as far as being in a title match, but if you think main event is always the last match, I don’t think that would be it.

      • itwastyped

        Yeah that’s being reserved for the half hour epic between HHH and Seth Rollins

  • Okada made a mistake there.. he should have went “Gedo…get the table!”

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Is there even anyone out there that TNA could sign to make their company a big deal again?

    I mean, besides Jeff Jarrett. They took care of that already

    • Brian_Bayless

      No

    • Dwayne

      There is no one person that they can bring that would make TNA a big deal. They need a whole lot of work to be worth something again

    • Cheeseburger

    • Death Rollins

      They could sign anyone just below John Cena and it wouldn’t matter because they don’t have the structure or visibility to sustain the excitement over a big signing.

      • Night

        Even Cena couldn’t right that ship.

        • Death Rollins

          Likely not, but they could theoretically get a TV deal on a semi-visible channel based on his presence.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Honestly, the only way it could have been saved was if they had sold to Jarrett 3 years ago and have Jarrett change it to Global Force Wrestling

    • The Professor

      punk would get a few eyeballs, but not into a big deal again

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        He’s the only one I can think of, but he wouldn’t do it

    • Ellsworth.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Oh, they’ll go after him the second WWE decides they’re done using him.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Juice Robinson has really improved a great deal.

    • A couple more years and that Juice will be even more loose than Juvi ever was

  • Ioan Morris

    British supermarket Tesco weighs in on Okada/Omega. No, seriously: https://twitter.com/Dogfingers/status/817395395525574657

    • Death Rollins

      I loved that someone actually asked them about it. Was he a plant? Or even a stunt granny?

      • Ioan Morris

        I don’t know what’s real anymore.

    • itwastyped

      Blatantly setting up a supermarket brawl rematch

  • The Badger King

    Hero versus Nakamura: GOOD.
    Hero still being called Kassius Ohno: BAD.

    • itwastyped

      Yeah I’m not familiar with this guy but that is a terrible name

  • So now that I have NJPW world my understanding is there isn’t an app to watch it on Roku or Ps4 is that right?

    • As far as I know there isn’t. But the PS4 does have a Internet browser that you can use! It won’t auto-translate but it’s there!

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      You should be able to cast a tab if you have a Chromecast.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Even when the current crop of superstar quarterbacks fade out and guys like Kirk Cousins are considered among the best, I think the NFL will be okay because it’s the only league where your favorite team* can go 9-7 and reach a conference title game.

    *Doesn’t apply to the Los Angeles Rams

    • Thebraziliankid

      Cousins is not that good.

      • Stan Ford

        That’s what makes the Skins current dilemma with him so hilarious. He’s not worth the money they’re gonna owe him, but he’s also the only reason they were a viable team this year.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          #httr!

          This really couldn’t happen to a better franchise.

          • Stan Ford

            In an ideal world, they hardball him, he leaves, goes to the Rams and takes them to the Super Bowl.

            With RG3 as a 3rd string backup.

      • Dwayne

        You just have to be good enough. Most of the new qbs in the league haven’t figured out how to play.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Sometimes that gets you paid by the Texans.

    • That’s a .562 winning percentage, which is a 91-win season in MLB. Seven teams in the wild card era have won the World Series with a lower regular season winning percentage.

    • The Rams actually one-upped that.

      1979: Win NFC West at 9-7, Lost Super Bowl XIV to the Steelers 31-19. The Rams led 19-17 after three, but couldn’t hold on to deny the Steel Curtain their fourth title.

  • Bucks doing the Terminator beat and getting the crowd to clap it adds at least half a star to this

    • Ioan Morris

      And Omega doing the pose.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Young Bucks might be the absolutely perfect lackeys.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Juice vs. Cody was **3/4. I was entertained enough by it.

  • I like Omega faking going out to the submission and grabbing the ropes when Okada’s guard is down

  • Ioan Morris

    Just looked at the Takeover San Antonio card. It’s… bad.

    • Brian_Bayless

      NXT has been down since Takeover Dallas.

      Joe vs Nakamura hasnt done anything for me as a feud

      • Miko363

        I’m just not a big Samoa Joe guy and never have been…wish I could explain it but I just don’t care about their matches and I can’t get into NXT right now.

        • rxchrisg

          I absolutely could not care less about anything with Samoa Joe. I watched the Nakamura matches because it’s nakamura,but Joe just sucks

      • Hasn’t helped that the matches they’ve shown on the regular NXT program have been heavily edited.

      • Ioan Morris

        I enjoyed the matches, but they really didn’t need to have so many.

      • aboynamedart

        There really hasn’t been much of a feud since Toronto — not many programs at all, come to think.

      • taabr2

        God is Nakamura in NXT beyond pointless. That said at least The Revival has been awesome.

    • Ioan Morris

      Realised they’re spoilers, so I won’t repeat it here.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I just read it. Yikes. Gargano will call a great match and make the Authors of Pain look good, but the rest is iffy. Roode v Nakamura? Ugh.

      • GLORIOUS.

      • I know, it’s like Nakamura has no motivation or anything. I’m sure Roode will carry him to greatness

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      They lost almost all their top guys and Ryan Ward. That’s a lot to recover from.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Hmm, I wonder if I can hang around like a creepy neckbeard after the show and get pics with the Straya Girlz

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Feels like Matt Schaub should be starting for one of the Texans or Raiders.

    • Pick 6 of one half a dozen of the other

      • PATRICKisLEGEND

        You know, my Schaubenfreude starting to flare up again…

    • Dwayne

      Is he on a team right now?

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Atlanta.

        • DAJackson7

          Isn’t that where he began as a backup to Vick?

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Yep.

          • PATRICKisLEGEND

            Circle of Life

          • DAJackson7

            Great. now i have :Lion King songs stuck in my head

        • Dwayne

          He’s a better backup than what most teams have

    • Bones

      As long as they show his family Christmas picture again

  • Adam Moore

    I have a feeling it’s gonna be a good day. Not a ****** kinda day, but good nonetheless.

    • Being a Friday automatically bumps it up a 1/2*.

  • Not only does Omega hit that springboard moonsault over the railing …but he does it SO FAST! with out setting himself up for it at all

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That dude is crazy.

  • This match is growing on me.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Cole vs. O’Reilly was ***1/2.

    So far, strong undercard for WK11

  • Dwayne

    I can’t watch the NXT weekly show. It bores me more often than not. I used to like it, but they had a better roster then. I still like most of the Takeovers that i’ve watched though.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I haven’t watched it in about a year.

    • I’m sort of there too. I’ve never watched NXT week to week, but I’ll check it out if I hear about something interesting. Definitely watch the Takeovers. Of course, I’m pretty much the same with the main roster. I skip Raw & Smackdown unless something generates a buzz. Still watch all the PPVs.

    • I watch NXT weekly…but I have no desire to watch their show from Osaka or Melbourne.

  • I’m several weeks behind on NXT but plan to get caught up..maybe today even

  • Bones
    • …wow…

    • DAJackson7

      Reminds me of the spoof porn “Naling Palin” were the Sarah Palin actress has sex with her husband says “Ooooooh make it a good baby this time”

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      You don’t feel bad… that’s Schaubenfreude.

  • The Professor

    Hot rumor: some people want hillary to run for nyc mayor

    • because her running for office has led to great things lately

    • Dwayne

      No thanks. I’ve seen enough of her.

    • Death Rollins

      I don’t see how that benefits the Dem coalition at all. It’s not like they need to keep her profile up for another shot at the Presidency.

    • Related: The Clinton Family Foundation decides to focus on local issues.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That would be hilarious in so many ways. NYC mayoral elections are crazy.

    • Buster Abbott

      Is Cuomo term-limited in 2018? Hillary could run for governor. I don’t know if she’d want to move back to DC, but she could run for a congressional seat in one of New York’s swingier districts (if any exist)

  • Facts

    14 days………….until TRUMP

    • Unless Congress can block the nomination! Hopefully, some Hollywood celebrities will make a video explaining how and why.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      THANKS OBAMA

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I don’t understand why the Bengals would consider firing Marvin Lewis or not extending him past 2017. The NFL has one great head coach, about five decent ones and 26 interchangeable parts. Lewis is one of the decent ones.

    • Bones

      He’s decent? 0-7 in the playoffs and he cannot control the outlaws on his team.

      Mike Brown is too cheap to fire or extend him.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        118-103 and five straight playoff appearances with a ginger at quarterback.

        • When his predecessors went 52-124 (Shula, Coslet, LeBeau) with not even a sniff of the playoffs in eleven seasons… I’m pretty sure 118-103 and making the playoffs reliably is more than acceptable.

          See: Mora in New Orleans.

    • Dwayne

      People get on him for not winning a playoff game and I get that, but I remember how shitty the Bengals were before. They used to never make the playoffs or even get close to it.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        That’s why people need to lower their expectations. If a guy can consistently get you to the playoffs, you keep him. Nobody is finding the next Belichick, so why even try?

        • Dwayne

          Pretty much. Everyone can’t win a superbowl but even making the playoffs consistently is hard in the NFL. Most teams can’t get there back to back years.

    • because he has been there FOR EV ER and has nothing to show for it

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Yeah, but the head coaches who win are the ones who have transcendent quarterbacks/defenses or fluke playoff runs. In the last 15 years, these are the Non-Belichick Super Bowl-winning coaches: Pete Carroll, Mike Tomlin, Mike McCarthy, Tom Coughlin, Gary Kubiak, John Harbaugh, Jon Gruden.

        • Still it’s not like the old days where someone is a coach for a team for 20 years. so in this era it’s crazy he has had the job for as long as he has and not done more in the post season

          I’m not arguing for his firing but I’m surprised he has been there this long

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            With the number of bad coaches that spring up every year, it’s just not a great shock to me that they’d keep around a guy who they know can get the team to 10-6/11-5.

          • Dwayne

            Also, all you have to do is get to the dance. How many times have we’ve seen recently a 10 or 11 win team get hot and make a run in the playoffs?

          • When was the last time both 1-seeds even made the Super Bowl? Saints-Colts?

          • … Scratch that, last damn season. Broncos-Panthers were both top seeds.

          • Dwayne

            Yeah, but it’s definitely not something that’s a given.

          • The Professor

            last year

          • And two years ago with Pats-Seahawks.

            And three years ago with Seahawks-Broncos.

            The last time a non-1 seed made the Super Bowl was 2012-13: Ravens (4) vs 49ers (2).

            Damn.

  • Facts

    It is currently 21 degrees outside with a windchill of 18.

    All right. All right. All right.

    • justicegris

      🙂

      Try being in Canada, where unless you live in Vancouver, that is considered “nice” for December. Ick

    • The Polish Hammer

      Here, it’s currently 17 degrees with a windchill of “fuck you”.

    • 42, wind out of north at 15, and heavy rain.

      LOVELY.

      • And even a little lightning and pinhead-sized hail/ice.

  • The Professor

    “A social media administrator at Yahoo Finance needs a copy editor — badly.

    The news site’s Twitter account shared an inconspicuous news story Thursday evening about President-elect Donald Trump wanting to expand the U.S. navy — but a misplaced “n” in the tweet’s caption turned the whole thing on its head in a disastrous manner.

    “Trump wants a much n—-r navy: Here’s how much it’ll cost,” the cringeworthy caption read.

    The misspelled tweet stayed live on the account for at least 20 minutes, garnering an unusually high number of retweets and comments dripping with bitter sarcasm.”

  • Six Star TatR!

    This page is a bit unworkable no?

    • Ioan Morris

      Yup.

      • Six Star TatR!

        It’s not fun. I’ll come back in a few days. :/

        • Ioan Morris

          Good to know you haven’t quit entirely!

          • Six Star TatR!

            Yay! Just had other stuff going on is all.

    • Working fine for me, oddly.

    • DAJackson7

      The Disqus version is running fine for me today for the first time this week

  • Ioan Morris

    I’d pinpoint those NXT shows they taped around the Rumble last year as being the moment it stopped being notably enjoyable.

  • Ioan Morris

    I watched some of the NXT Osaka show and felt it really exposed the talent and the brand. Even in front of a “WWE smark” crowd they were working typical WWE structure matches and got very little back from the crowd.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Pointing out flaws in NXT? Brave man.

      The WWE style is just so suffocating. Everyone looks the same and there’s just nothing to invest in.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Ken Whisenhunt once coached a team to the Super Bowl and almost won it because he had a superstar quarterback.

    • DAJackson7

      If ‘ol whats his name would stuck to his assignment and not dropped back and ran that touchdown back the Cards would have a Super Bowl

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        That one hurt.

        • DAJackson7

          One of those moments you just know a game is over. Also the Saints onside kick opening the second half against the Colts. One i always go back to and no remembers was 2001 when the Patriots were the first team to come out introduced as a team instead of having star players announced I thought “well i think they have something here” and then they beat the Rams

      • Bones

        Shucks!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That one hurt.

  • So someone explain to me how that neck breaker drop on to your own knee that everyone is doing these days isn’t crazy dangerous?

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Did Billy Kidman invent that one? I think he called it the BK Breaker, but I always called it the BK Broiler.

    • Ioan Morris

      The Ushigoroshi. Landing over the thigh not the knee, perhaps?

  • taabr2

    Pretty slim pickings for this year’s Gooker award on wrestlecrap. All things TNA should win in a landslide.

  • Think i just saw the mentioned knee to the face of Okada

  • Comdukakis

    so those ratings show Corbin WAS right. They need him in the main event.

    • Dwayne

      I think he’s fine for the role they have him in

      • Comdukakis

        I’ve liked guy since early in his NXT career. He talks great trash in the ring, exudes a great heel unlikeability, and is fine in the ring

        • Dwayne

          Yeah, I like the bully heel stuff they have him do.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I’m with you guys. From what I’ve seen, he’s fine and they book him really well. He’s great in his role.

    • He’s not the WWE superstar the fans want he is the WWE superstar the fans deserve

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      These guys go from nothing on the undercard to being put in the main event, and it just doesn’t give them a chance to get over.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        To be fair, he has taken it up a notch.

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          To be fair, he couldn’t have taken it down any more notches.

      • Comdukakis

        I blame Cena for the downturn. Fans saw him once, said hey this guy STILL sucks and tuned out for the 2nd week.

    • The Polish Hammer

      I admit that I would not be averse to a Corbin/Strowman undercard match at Mania.

      • DAJackson7

        Corbin is way better than Strowman

  • Robert

    Chris Hero is such a good wrestling name. Kassius Ohno is not.

    • Dwayne

      I heard he came up with KO on his own

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I’d love to know why HHH thought it was a good idea to retain that name.

    • The Polish Hammer

      Now he and Kevin Owens are going to get their monogrammed bath towels mixed up!

  • Refresh-mania continues!

    • The Polish Hammer

      And if you’re not down with that, I’ve got TWO CHARACTERS for ya:

      F5

    • Six Star TatR!

      It’s terrible! Has it been like this for a while?

      • DAYS! Maybe even a week. It’s been a while. It works for me sometimes and sometimes not.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        All week.

        • Six Star TatR!

          That’s not a good sign

  • WWF1987

    I’ve been to a WrestleMania (23), SummerSlam (1996, 2008), and Bound For Glory (2008). I want to go to a Royal Rumble, Survivor Series, another Mania, and a Wrestle Kingdom show.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’ve been to a Wrestlemania and a ton of Final Battles. Wrestle Kingdom, CMLL’s Anniversary show, and a PWG show are on my bucket list.

    • I’d love it if Royal Rumble came back to NYC while I was in the City.

      • Dwayne

        2000 was a fun one

    • Miko363

      As someone who attended Survivor Series 2013…you don’t want to go to a Survivor Series.

      • DAJackson7

        which one was that? I went to the Sting one. 2014?

        • Miko363

          Double main event of Cena-Del Rio and Orton-Big Show.

          • DAJackson7

            Ouch. That sucks

    • Robert

      Summerslam 2000 is the only “big name” show I’ve been to. I have gone to Unforgiven 1998 and Spring Stampede 2000 as well.

      • Dwayne

        Spring Stampede 2000? How was that live?

        • Robert

          I had a great time. The crowd was hype. The only thing was that I was in the upper level of the United Center, and from there, you could see wrestlers standing by the entrances waiting for their cue to do a run-in. Kronik was waiting for at least 10 minutes before they made their appearance.

    • The Professor

      I’ve been to sumerslam 2013 and mitb 2016. I am really kicking myself for never going to an LA/anaheim wrestlemania

  • Six Star TatR!

    I read Ioan’s World Of Sport column. I love the You Don’t Get It guys who showed up in the comments specifically for this. One guy bragging about how it’d be the most watched wrestling show in the entire world and the thing did like 1.3 million viewers or something

    • Grado: NOT a draw.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Hell no. The “casual wrestling fan”. That ain’t a thing!

    • Ioan Morris

      “It’s just a little slimy. It’s still good, it’s still good!”

      Did you end up watching it all? I think people were in denial about it. Then again, there’s still a possibility of it getting a series.

      • Six Star TatR!

        No, I watched that first hour and then we ordered pizza and watched some movies or something. Seems like it improved as it went on? But it was all so basic. Here’s The Comedy Guy. Here’s The High Flyers. Here’s The Fat Girl Who Is Bad And The Skinny(ish) Girl Who Is Good.

        • Ioan Morris

          I did improve, yes, but it was just a bit crap. And the argument in defence of it seemed to be “it was bit crap, because that’s what the mainstream audience wants”.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Changing directions from Kassius Ohno, what are actually some of the BEST developmental names ever?

    • cabspaintedyellow

      For me, the top three are

      Antonio Cesaro
      Dean Ambrose
      Sylvester LaForte

      Although Alexander Rusev warrants at least an honorable mention.

      • The Professor

        dean ambrose sounds like a snooty college administrator

        • cabspaintedyellow

          RO-BOT HOOOUUUUUSEEE!

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Finn Balor

      • Robert

        I thought Prince Devitt was a much better name.

        • Death Rollins

          They’re both good, but Prince Devitt is best as a heel name. Finn Balor can be both.

          You could also drop the Balor and give him a stretchy dog.

    • DAJackson7

      The turn from Husky Harris to Bray Wyatt merits mention

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Enzo Amore

      • DAJackson7

        Colin Cassidy was fine. Big Cass? Fuck that

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          I disagree. Colin Cassidy sounds like a kid who gets his ass kicked in school daily.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Shit, that is a good one.

        The best names allow you to perfectly envision the character (not just the person, but the role they play) in your head. And the name Enzo Amore just fits that character like a glove.

    • The Professor

      I always like names where their name can be used for maneuvers or puns.

  • Ok I’m going ***** stars for the match.. not committing to the greatest match I’ve ever seen and a rating system breaking match but god damn that’s how you end your biggest show of the year.

    • Ioan Morris

      Glad you enjoyed it!

  • Facts

    F5

  • Robert

    The Colts are keeping Pagano? LOL

    • Dwayne

      I feel bad for Luck. He’s a good qb

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Who are wrestlers from at least 20 years ago whose names would have been criticized for being awful?

    • cabspaintedyellow

      And by that I mean, if they came along today with the same name.

      • DAJackson7

        Mr Perfect always sounded dumb to me

      • The Polish Hammer

        Lou Thesz.

        • cabspaintedyellow

          Good call.

          I’m adding “Pistol” Pez Whatley.

      • The Polish Hammer

        Come to think of it, a wrestler debuting under the moniker “Randy Savage” would definitely have people rolling their eyes.

    • The Professor

      larry zybysco

      • cabspaintedyellow

        I’ll see your Larry Zybzyzkzojzoko and raise you a Brutus Beefcake.

    • Miko363

      Sadly, 20 years ago includes the mid-90s. All those gimmick names would be laughed out of the building today.

      Thurmann “Sparky” Plugg? Bastion Booger? Duke “The Dumpster” Droese?

      • The Professor

        test; edge (It’s been almost 20 years on those)

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Those names were laughed out of the building THEN.

    • The Professor

      One name I have always hated is sheamus. He needs a last name and his name sounds too ethnic. Plus it is not a good chanting name

      • cabspaintedyellow

        He was originally Sheamus O’Shaunessy. No idea why they dropped it.

        Maybe it was just too Irish, bordering on parody.

    • Brutus the Barber Beefcake

    • Aaron

      911 and Tommy Dreamer come to mind.

      • Tommy Dreamer is an awesome name in any time period!

        The Sandman on the other hand….

  • Six Star TatR!

    Having to refresh the page. Jesus. Like being on NPP or something. No wonder they’re all miserable, beaten down people.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That’s an excellent analogy.

  • So for the big 4 matches I go

    Okada vs Omega *****
    Tanahashi vs Niato **** 1/2
    Shibata vs Goto **** 1/4
    Kushida vs Takahashi **** 1/4

    • Nick Demola

      Come on! Okada/Omega had to be at least *****3/4!

  • The Polish Hammer

    As bad of a name as Kassius Ohno is, I can think of a wrestling name that’s worse: Daniel Bryan.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I hated the name when it was first revealed, thinking they could have made it so much better if they added a “T” to the end of “Bryan” to make it sound like a proper surname.

      But much like how I could never envision a guy with a name as generic as Seth Rollins main eventing a WM, I just got used to Daniel Bryan to where it just sounded right.

      It’s kind of like how Oney Lorcan is growing on me, even though my brain is telling me the name is objectively fucking awful.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Daniel Bryan was enough like his own name that calling him “Bryan” never really felt weird to me. I just always felt I was calling him by his first name.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      How about Rod & Richard Johnson?

  • Six Star TatR!

    Now I gotta refresh just to watch the upvotes roll in. God.

    • Aaron

  • Facts

    F5

  • WWF1987

    Remember when sports teams refused to trade good players to rivals or teams in the same division or conference/league? The Korver trade is nuts to me. The Hawks are seemingly gift wrapping him for the Cavs.

    • DAJackson7

      At least the White Sox, when having their fire sale this off season said they were open to all offers, except from the Cubs

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Which is odd. I know its an intracity rivalry, but they don’t even play in the same league.

        The Mets and the Yankees have done trades before.

    • The Professor

      the worst one okc dealing harden to houston

      • Kenny_Reigns

        That whole thing made no sense other than the OKC ownership group being super cheap.

        • Night

          Can you imagine how good they could have been if they found a way to keep their players? Wow…

          • Robert

            They never would have been able to keep all three of them happy.

          • Night

            That’s true. Three great players with three massive egos.

          • Buster Abbott

            You can at least see if you can win a title or two before ‘the disease of more’ sets in

        • Which is why I will never blame Durant for getting out of there as soon as he could.

          • Dwayne

            Westbrook is out next.

          • Night

            I bet he’s going to the Knicks and they’ll still be mediocre.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            That’s a cold thing to say to Dwayne.

          • Dwayne

            He’s a west coast guy, i’d say Lakers are more likely.

          • Robert

            I figure the Lakers will move heaven and earth to bring him back to where he played college ball.

          • Robert

            Come to Los Angeles, young man.

      • Aaron

        Well at least they kept Kevin Du-

    • DAJackson7

      Thats what sucks about the NBA, the season isn’t half over and you already pretty much know the conference finals; Cavs/Raptors and Warriors vs Spurs/Clippers

      • Dwayne

        I’d say that most sports you pretty much have no more then 3 or 4 legit contenders.

        • DAJackson7

          Eh, but in those sports random things can and do happen. Not the NBA

        • To some degree, although there’s usually a team or two that come “out of nowhere” to contend. But not in the NBA. The slate is pretty much set before preseason.

    • Aaron

      That’s shortsighted to me. If the trade makes a team better, it’s a good trade.

  • Ioan Morris

    Anyone here watch David Brent: Life on the Road. Seemed like a terrible idea.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Yeah, watched it with fam on Christmas. It was truly terrible.

      • Ioan Morris

        Does it retroactively spoil the Office?

        • Six Star TatR!

          Hmm. Almost. The character is certainly dead. He’s dumb and obnoxious for 80 minutes. But meanwhile everyone around him is basically too horrible to him back for even them to get any sympathy. Then with ten minutes to go everyone goes “Hey you know what he’s not that bad after all” for NO REASON and it’s a happy ending. I feel like they already did that in the show? But anyway. That’s the movie spoiled. It was terrible.

          • aboynamedart

            The show did let him off the hook a little, at least by the end of the final Xmas special: we see him meet and connect with a woman, and even defend her when his buddies start talking shit.

          • Six Star TatR!

            Yeah, on this one he’s right back to before. There’s this awful scene where he meets some Fat Women and they eat everything in the mini-bar. And he’s all yeah gross fatties and stuff. What a wretched movie.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I refuse to. The Office (British version) is too good to revisit.

  • So, my department has a meeting about how they want to move forward with the changes and the lack of staff on Wednesday, my day off. No one told me about the meeting and no one asked if I wanted to come in, because it was my day off. I only found out about it because I asked a coworker if I missed anything while I was on my days off.

    I’m a little annoyed, because I would have wanted to be a part of a meeting like that. I’m also annoyed because none of the higher-ups told me about it or even gave me the option of coming in. No idea how I’m going to handle this, either. Say something? Or just let it go, knowing that there was no malice intended and that they were just negligent?

    I hate this place.

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      Let it go and get the fuck out of there. And by there I mean the entire industry.

      • Bones

        Cosigned

      • 10 years ago, I would’ve flipped them off and walked out. Stupid adulting.

        • Marvy J. Blige – #6

          If only you had a fat stack of cash to fall back on. Ahem.

          • Stupid wife not going corporate.

          • Marvy J. Blige – #6

            I can relate, I’m not even allowed to take random 20 hour car trips anymore

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I’ve learned the hard way…don’t say anything. Higher-ups *really* hate it when you bring things to their attention.

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    Reeeefresh, I’m searching for some refresh
    Somethin’, to make, comments show up

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      WOOO-OOOOOH-OOOOOOOOH REEEEEEFRESH

    • Six Star TatR!

      Hey Marv!

      • Marvy J. Blige – #6

        Where the hell have you been? I put up like six New Years photos per your request and got NOTHING you selfish bastard

        • Six Star TatR!

          I thought it might be funny if I liked every single one of them, then I thought it might be funnier if I just ignored them. Great shots though. I liked the drunken singing. Six stars.

          • Marvy J. Blige – #6

            Oh you monster. How was yours?

        • Six Star TatR!

          Yeah it was great. Really good time. Overdid it on drinking so am now 5 days clean! Off out tonight for the first drink of the new year. Feel SO Much better.

          • Marvy J. Blige – #6

            Nice! Yeah a break is nice, between Christmas and New Years I am pickled

    • Facts

      AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH MY EYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I heard this to the tune of Don Johnson’s “Heartbeat”.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Holy shit, Rick Rude was only 40 when he passed?!

    • Night

      Yeah. He was training hard for an in-ring comeback, too.

    • Robert

      Austin has said that Rude really only dabbled in weed. So to die of a heart attack that young probably indicates that he hit the steroids pretty hard.

      • Night

        Honky Tonk Man said he died of injecting viagra into his dick.

        • Robert

          Say what now?

          • Night

            Some shoot interview clip I saw on YT.

        • DAJackson7

          Holy crap i just laughed out loud at that

  • Facts

    F5 again

  • Aaron
    • Night

      Not Dougie. He only fucks with that shit in bowls.

    • DAJackson7

      Belmont kids are weird

    • That’s pretty horrific.

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    Youtube decided I want to listen to En Vogue now. It’s going to be a weird morning over here.

  • Facts

    F5

  • Night

    Honky Tonk Man on Rick Rude’s death:

    • DAJackson7

      “His nuts swelled up the size of cantelopes” ?!?

    • That’s such a weird story.

      • Night

        I know. I’m not saying HTM is right but he did die of an overdose and wrestling is indeed full of weird people.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Well, if you can’t trust Honky… who CAN you trust?

  • cabspaintedyellow

    So who inducts Rick Rude?

    • The Professor

      paul heyman

    • Austin?

      Sting?

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      Dr. Zahorian.

    • he should have a …….GLORIOUS introduction

    • Is he going in?

      • cabspaintedyellow

        It’s just a rumor right now.

    • Aaron

      Nash or Austin

    • The Rabid One

      HTM and he can re-tell the Melon nut story.

    • Mikey

      Heyman.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Get that other Rick Rude who was on Raw while Rude was on Nitro

    • DAJackson7

      How many of those Minnesota guys are left? Smash? Animal? Isn’t that about it?

      • The Silver Fox

        John Nord (The Barbarian, The Berzerker)

    • aboynamedart

      Whoever it is needs to make out with someone to finish off the induction.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      I wish Hennig was alive to do it. 🙁

      • DAJackson7

        They were friends from elementary school if i remember correctly

        • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

          Indeed

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Some fat inner city sweathog

    • Death Rollins

      Jimmy Hart, maybe? Heyman?

    • Raging Bull Manny Fernandez!

  • Japan Wrestling Talk:
    First off are you guys aware there is a google drive with like 2000 All Japan Matches up through 2000 in it all broke up by year?
    If you google All japan google drive it’s the first thing to come up.

    Now I was curious how correct I am on my understanding of wrestling in Japan on who was the top dog when and so on. My assumption is:

    NJPW was the top dog for a long time and then late 80’s and through the 90s was All Japan bigger than NJPW? I know they were more acclaimed but were they a bigger draw?

    IF so.. when the split happened did NJPW go back to #1 or was Noah bigger?

    Also my understanding is that NJPW was more of the big lugs stiff fighting during a lot of this time is that fairly accurate? If so when did they transition into what they are today?

    • Ioan Morris

      That’s a big answer. I’d recommend Chris Charlton’s book Lion’s Pride for NJPW history. It’s available for Kindle.

      Even at its most acclaimed I’m not sure All Japan was outright bigger than New Japan. I think a joint show with WWF was the only time they did a dome show.

      • interesting. I knew All was the internet darling but didn’t know if they were the top company at that time too.

        • Ioan Morris

          They did run the Tokyo Dome, in 1998.

        • Ioan Morris

          Plus, they consistently sold out their Tokyo shows for years. Hmm. Now I’m not so sure.

      • Thebraziliankid

        Not doing Dome show was more about Baba being scared it would cost too much money than not having a audience.

        • Thebraziliankid

          One of the things that made Misawa burn his bridge with Motoko (Baba’s widow) was her stubborness about running shows on other venues, for her Budokan was the peak. Misawa saw that there was money on doing Dome shows and interpromotional work.

      • Death Rollins

        I saw that browsing Amazon the other day. Was seriously thinking about getting it, I’ll have to pull the trigger at some point.

        • Ioan Morris

          An All Japan version would be nice too!

    • And A Diddly New Year

      From what I understand, that’s about right, and NOAH was the top dog in the mid-00’s and NJPW didn’t really get popular again until 2011 or 2012

    • Thebraziliankid

      Noah took a huge dive after Misawa died. NJPW started to get their comeback once they made Tanahashi their man face in 2009.

  • Facts

    F5

  • Bones

    I love Snapchatting NWA wrestling and everyone on my snap list having to see it

    • Brian_Bayless

      The Fat Commandoes are my new favorites.

      • Bones

        Unfortunately they’ve vanished for a bit. I’m in late January 89 and they haven’t been on since before Starrcade 88

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Raw’s original theme song was its best theme song.

    • DAJackson7

      With the horns? Fuck no

    • The Rabid One

      I liked the one with the barking Dogs and Ahmed Johnson breaking into the warehouse with a 2×4

    • Buster Abbott

      With the sirens and the saxophone? Agreed

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    LOL at Chris Hero competing with Nakamura, in kayfabe or otherwise

    • Death Rollins

      Well, that’s the Nak/Asuka problem right now, isn’t it? Partly due to callups, but who’s legit enough to take on either of them?

    • Dwayne

      Yeah. Nak can’t fuck with Hero

    • zahidf

      Watch that clip of what happens when Hero tries to bully shibata in rev pro.

      Hero doesnt try it again.

      Or when he pats ishii on the head.

      Thats goes even worse.

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    Disqus is bunk, it is no fun
    Up in this thread, re-fresh-ing
    We tryin’ postin, but disqus croakin
    So ya gots to keep re-fresh-ing

  • Six Star TatR!

    Did Disqus just disable automatic updating or something or is it a bug?

    • Six Star TatR!

      I can’t be bothered to refresh again. I’ll give you guys my mobile number and you just text me your responses to my comments yeah?

      • Facts

        F5

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      It’s just been ass since the New Year, I blame China

  • Disqus is updating fine for me.

    • Six Star TatR!

      It’s probably working fine for Bruce Chung too

      • Six Star TatR!

        See because he blocked everybody and doesn’t see any comments anyway

        • Six Star TatR!

          *refresh*

          • I don’t have anyone blocked. All of your responses appeared though.

          • Six Star TatR!

            I didn’t think you did!

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Just got a breaking news notification on my phone from the WWE App:

    Roman Reigns to defend US title against both Chris Jericho and Kevin Owens this Monday on Raw.

    Because stacking the odds against Roman worked so well in getting him over the last time.

    • Facts

      I CAN. I WILL.

      F5

    • Dwayne

      I got that too.

    • Death Rollins

      And this time the odds consist of two people the audience likes, including one heel who’s accidentally the most over face on the show.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Emphasis on the word “accidentally”, because if someone is over, you can almost guarantee creative had nothing to do with it.

        At least on Raw, anyway.

    • Bones

      Double spear, Reigns puts them on top of each other, 1, 2, 3

      • cabspaintedyellow

        Forgets it’s now Triple Threat rules for some reason, Jericho is US champion, and Roman doesn’t have to get pinned to lose it.

      • Big D Wangston

        Sticks a Canadian flag on a pole in their butts!

    • I have disabled all notifications from the WWE App.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        I disabled them when I realized you got one after every single match during a PPV.

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      I assume Kenny got this notification too.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I didn’t realize the U.S. title was still a thing

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I’m disappointed there was no video of Michael Cole quoting an email from the Anonymous Raw GM

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Lulz. Now Jericho can pin Owens to take the US Title without Roman jobbing, plus it advances the KO-Jericho thing. It makes sense, but lulz

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        It will end in a DQ.

      • The Polish Hammer

        It would make sense for them to knock Reigns out of the ring. Then while Reigns takes his mid-match siesta, Owens and Jericho re-enact the Fingerpoke of Doom to give Jericho the US strap.

    • The Rabid One

      Yeah my phone blurted that too. Like am I supposed to get excited about this??

      • The Polish Hammer

        You’re not?

        Hey, Vince, they’re not getting excited over the message about the Reigns match.

        “Then send it again, PAL!”

  • Facts

    AMC Theaters To Allow Refresh of the Blog of Doom During Movies In Effort To Not Anger TatR.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Easy for you guys, all used to this, settled into the new tyranny. I just got here.

      • Bones

        I thought that said tranny at first.

        I’m not right.

      • Facts

        We all now feel like Bruce Chung. He blocked me for some odd reason.

    • Jeff Fisher looks like the kind of guy who calls his internet provider to yell about DISQUS not refreshing.

  • Dwayne

    I can go without seeing Reigns wrestle either Owens or Jericho ever again.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      “TOO BAD, PAL!”

      -Vince, probably

    • DAJackson7

      First seven words were enough. But i don’t watch Raw, so whatever

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Yeah, you’re not going to like 2017 all that much.

  • zahidf

    This is like me telling someone off for masturbating

    Bloody assange

    https://mobile.twitter.com/wikileaks/status/817322050297745408

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Eh, I think the point is Assange isn’t a Head of State leaking information to the media. He’s expecting Obama to have more principles than Wikileaks

  • Thank you all for your What Company was #1 when feedback

    • Six Star TatR!

      are these just random words I don’t understand

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    Alright well this is pointless.

    Have a good Friday boys!

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That is the creepiest avatar yet.

  • Following up today with a major company that approached me last week. I’m very curious about this one. Could be something big..Or not.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    There really is no obvious guy to induct Rick Rude for a variety of depressing reasons (Hennig, Heenan)

    • Bones

      Austin?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Or Warrior

  • PATRICKisLEGEND

    4 hours left, and I’m off for 10 days… my vacation since my honeymoon in August of 2015.

  • Six Star TatR!

    Maybe Jake The Snakes ex-wife Cheryl could induct Rude

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Cheryl wearing pants with Rude’s portrait painted on?

      • Six Star TatR!

        very respectful attire

  • Wade

    Shawn Michaels should induct Rick Rude.

    • Dwayne

      Not sure if they were friends though. I know Austin was.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      I’m going with Stone Cold.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        He would do a great job too

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          Austin learned first hand from the guy at a very young age, and he’s already told some great road stories about Rude. I’m sure there’s more.

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            Yeah, I’m in. Austin would be my first pick now too

    • Six Star TatR!

      Madusa could do it. They were together in the Alliance

      • Dwayne

        She talked about him in her speech too.

      • aboynamedart

        It would be somewhat poetic for a woman to induct Rude, considering his gimmick.

    • Aaron

      Nash makes a lot of sense.

  • Guys….apparently Chris Brown and Soulja Boy are going to box each other. On PPV! And Floyd Mayweather Jr is gonna train Soulja Boy!

    Apparently these are real things that’ll happen

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Tell ’em.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Are people really going to pay to see that?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I hope Brown gets the living shit beat out of him for beating a woman.

      Which makes we wonder why another abuser (Mayweather) isn’t training Brown

    • juvydriver

      Soulja Boy is still a thing?

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Paul Heyman would probably give the best induction speech. Tie in the Dangerous Alliance. Having Brock Lesnar stand silently in the background (another Minnesota star) as a show of respect?

  • After watching Civil War I’m way more interested in the panther movie than even the Spidey one

    • Dwayne

      Yeah. The BP movie could be great.

      • I always did like the character and he was perfect in that movie.

        • Dwayne

          I agree 100%

      • Night

        Great director and cast.

  • Thebraziliankid

    NJPW-AJPW in the early 2000’s was chaos

    In one side you have Inoki putting untrained wrestlers against MMA fighters

    On the other Misawa leads a mass exodus to form NOAH.

    • Wade

      Mutoh deserves a shoutout for signing every WWE release from the 01-04 generation.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    I want to live in a world where Rude and Hennig are both still alive and inducted the same year. They take turns doing each other’s induction speeches

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      … and ALL the boys get ribbed.

    • The Rabid One

      Probably somewhere on Earth-3 that is happening

  • Down Under Aussie (in Aus)

    It’s been a few hours now since I watched Okada-Omega and I’ve had time to think.

    It is my favourite match of all time.

    • Night

      No one cares if it’s your favourite!

      What we want to know is how many stars you’re giving it!

      • Down Under Aussie (in Aus)

        ***

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          That’s it?!

          • Down Under Aussie (in Aus)

            /sarcasm

    • Rowlf

      I think that match might have my favourite table bump of all time…Omega just gets launched and obliterates that ringside table.

  • jobber123

    Jesse Ventura is the perfect guy to induct Rude imo

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Yeah, but they need to keep the ceremony under 4 hours…

    • The Rabid One

      Someone has to be ready with a Taser once he enters conspiracy land and Sniper stories.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      He can tell is why Rude’s death was a CONSPIRACY

      • jobber123

        Thermite airbrushed paint on Rudes trunks.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Going to watch the final four WK matches this evening.

    So far, strong undercard.

  • The Rabid One

    Favorite Raw intro: When the wrestlers break into the warehouse, projectors is showing attack helicopters, German Shepards barking, kids running away, the ring is on fire and everyone is fighting in said ring

  • Wade

    Tonight’s CMLL looks absurdly stacked.

    • Ioan Morris

      Did you see the Fantastica Mania cards?

  • Six Star TatR!

    So I guess I should watch this match at the weekend right?

  • The Polish Hammer

    I wonder how many actors in comic book movies really ever read the comic books starring their characters while they were growing up. Like, I can’t imagine Chris Evans ever having looked at a Captain America comic until his agent called about the part.

    • Thebraziliankid

      I know Tom Jane became a Punisher fanatic once he started reading the books.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      I don’t know. Evans has been in way too many comic book movies (both early Fantastic Fours, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, the Losers, etc.) to not be a nerd himself

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Andrew Garfield was obsessed with Spider-Man growing up. Karl Urban was similarly a big fan of Judge Dredd.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Oh my god this Russian hacking saga has reached utter comic proportions. First you have Trump blasting Obama for enacting sanctions on Russia before seeing the final report on the hacking. Yet Trump himself questions the validity of the report, calling it a partisan political witch hunt, before he himself has been briefed on the report. Meanwhile Julian Assange denies Russia leaked hacked material to WikiLeaks.

    Jump to this week, and media reports detail leaked info from the final report, including info on how the Russian hacking evolved from a plan to undermine our election to one of helping Trump win. There is also info detailing how the hacked info was channeled to WikiLeaks through named intermediaries.

    Trump immediately calls for an investigation into who leaked the info from the report to the press a day early. Meanwhile Assange blasts the media for reporting on classified material.

    Read that last paragraph to yourself again. Feel free to hum “Yakkety Sax” as you do.

    • The Rabid One

      God, this is now a comedy of errors. It would probably have been better for everyone to just shut up about it. God, there is incompetence on all people, especially the idiot that made his E-Mail password: Password. Fuck you Podesta.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        It’s becoming a parody of Inception. We keep dropping down to a new fever-dream level of reality with each new chapter.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        It’s weird that the guy who got hacked is at fault.

        • The Rabid One

          Not at fault but a moron. Everyone had nefarious reasons, but Podesta is there because, moron. God it is true in history, you can’t control your idiots.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            You realize even if his password had been a*397oijpu8y&&&2 he would’ve been hacked right?

    • chicagodem79

      I think the Benny Hill theme works just as well for this.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        That would be Yakkety Sax.

        • chicagodem79

          Ha, I never knew that song actually had a name lol, learned something new.

    • PhilStubington

      Assange is paid and owned.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I never had an opinion of him much one way or the other, but his tweets on this today have been breathtakingly hypocritical.

    • Aaron

      Oh and Mr. Trump is being sued for stiffing contractors. This is going to be great.

      • The Rabid One

        Money says, settlement will occur quickly.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Assange blasting the media for reporting classified info is just…

      What a fucking joke of a man.

  • Wade

    It’s also interesting to think about that NJPW’s cometlike rise happened in part from pushing Nakamura aside and making Tanahashi the #1 guy.

    • jobber123

      Tanahashi pulled me as a fan 100%

    • Night

      Absolutely. The guy was electric in that run.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Tanahashi is a rare case where’s he loved in every demographic possible.

  • jobber123

    If you like wrestling history the newest WOR about northern California wrestling going back to 1849 is fantastic. This guy named Rock Rims wrote a book and they interviewed him. Very interesting look at territory from the orgins through the Big Time days.

  • Daniel O’Reilly

    It’s nearly 1 pm and the BoD is going to miss it’s 1000 comment quota. Thanks disqust.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Is Disqus still shit or is it safe to come in?

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s still kind of crappy.

    • DAJackson7

      Fine for some, not for others

  • Thebraziliankid

    Before 2009 Nakamura was white meat babyface, only when he did a tour in Mexico he found his king of SWAG persona. Kinda like Naito, he found himself after getting drunk in there.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Watch the old Lesnar/Nakamura match is so odd because Nakamura wasn’t really Nakamura then

  • PhilStubington

    So is any of WK going to be available for free or do I have pony up?

    • Wade

      I’ve found it’s worth every cent.

    • Brian_Bayless

      AXS will show it in four parts

    • Ioan Morris

      It’s only £7 for a month.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Was the Austin-Savio strap match **** or ****1/4?

    • Wade

      ****

    • jobber123

      I’d say ***3/4

  • jobber123

    Podcast recommendation: Killing The Town with Don Callis and Lance Storm is so funny and very interesting and different from all the other ones. If you’re burned out on the usual suspects I’d definitely say to check that out.

    • Dwayne

      Too much Canadian accents lol

      • jobber123

        They are THICK on that show lol

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          You put a couple of them together and it ends up being just amplified.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Lance is one of those guys that get it, even if he wasn’t that good in his career.

      • jobber123

        He has really good chemistry with Callis. They are a great fit

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    I like bookmarking random shitty news stories so I can go back a month later and laugh at how they came to nothing, to wit: Tom Arnold totally had tape of Trump saying the N Word and people believed it (not that they would admit that now of course)

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Tom was a guest on Carolla a few times and they really went back into his past that was just full of abuse. It has a tenancy to turn people into liars.

      • Marvy J. Blige – #6

        He’s 57 years old. At some point a person has to either get over it or shut up.

        • PATRICKisLEGEND

          I don’t think it’s that easy. I think the best thing he could do would be to break the cycle.

          • Marvy J. Blige – #6

            He’s had someone else’s money for decades now, he could’ve afforded therapy. I think the abuse thing is a good excuse to be a jabbering attention whore willing to say anything for press (including claiming to have nonexistent audio tape of a president-elect saying something racist)

          • We’ll see how your son feels about pizza in a few decades.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      I took that as Arnold fishing for a buyer and getting no bites.

      • Marvy J. Blige – #6

        It’s hard to sell what doesn’t exist. Or maybe it’s not, churches seem to do ok.

        • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

          I dunno. It played for one news cycle then just disappeared. I’d forgotten it myself til you mentioned it.

    • Pretty sure you just like shitty news stories.

  • Adam The Reindeer

    Gooker voting opened up today. All Things TNA is currently winning.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Depressing they wouldn’t change that fucking name.

    No one held a gun to your head and said it has to be Kashius Ohno if he comes back.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      They held a contract in front of him, he saw the dollar amount, and signed.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Dwayne

      This should be good. Ole is so salty about everything.

    • juvydriver

      Was beginning to wonder about the shoot this week. Came *this* close to demanding a refund on my BoD subscription, but you saved it. Good work.

  • Nick Demola

    Shane Douglas should induct Rick Rude.

    But in terms of people they could get… I think you get Sting or Vader to do it.

    • Dwayne

      Maybe Francine.

    • Adam The Reindeer

      Paul Heyman maybe?

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I have no idea why, but I’m almost willing to bet money that they have Ziggler do it.

      That’s how confident I am.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      I’m telling you… Stunning Steve Austin.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Probably be Shawn or HHH for the 5 minutes ge was in DX. Possibly Austin?

    • Cheryl Roberts.

    • Buster Abbott

      Douglas can deliver his entire speech while wearing a riot squad helmet

  • jobber123

    Do you guys refresh the whole page or just redo the sort by “newest” thing?

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Right click, Reload Frame.

    • The Rabid One

      I use newest, it’s quick

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      ⌘R

  • Wade

    Also, Cavernario Barbario is back in CMLL! I like how guys take a couple months off here and there. Keeps the roster fresh!

  • jobber123

    Comment sections that show new comments automatically are for geeks anyways. In 2017 millennials will only stay engaged with stuff if they have buttons to hit. So get with the times guys.

  • Clark O’Brien

    Jake Roberts outfit at Survivor Series 91 is amazing. Snake skin cowboy boots, baggy faux leather trousers and a fuck ugly jumper about a decade out of style.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Who’s CMLL bigggest star today?

    • Wade

      Volador Jr or Caristico, but they still don’t trust Caristico.

    • jobber123

      Volador jr is probably the ace

    • Brian_Bayless

      Volador Jr.

      My favs are Ultimo Guerrero and Rush though

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Huh, I didn’t realize Volador was that big a get when he did NJPW dates.

      • Ioan Morris

        Voldaor must’ve had a speedy ascent then?

        • Wade

          Last four years from the looks of the Anniversary shows.

          • Ioan Morris

            I see. Like Glenn says, while he was very good in the BOSJ tourney and a natural face, he didn’t necessarily feel like a main eventer.

  • jobber123

    Oh wow, someone replied to one of your comments? So what, are you gonna reply back and have a conversation? Now you have time to open more tabs.

    • PhilStubington

      Yeah this is the daytime thread. Even when its working we spend half the time talking past each other!

  • juvydriver

    I love seeing people on FB complain about how insane other people get at the grocery store when calling for the smallest amount of snow when they themselves are either on their way to the grocery store or already there.

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    First result for a google search for Tom Arnold: “Tom Arnold to talk Trump tapes, being a dad at one man show”

    Haha, God bless him I guess, it really is this easy apparently.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Ok, starting it back up now

    Tanahashi vs. KUSHIDA

  • Comdukakis

    finally new comments are showing up without refreshing

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      Reeeeefresh, Com got himself some refresh
      He can, see, all the pooo-ooosts
      REEEEEFREEEESH
      OOOOH-OOOOH-OOOOOOOOOOOOH
      He gots himself some refresh

      • Comdukakis

        um…..

  • Jackson Smith

    “Oh so glorious…c’mon, Phillips.”

  • Alright, resume time.

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      When did you pause time?

      nailed it

      • This is why I’m so much older than everyone.

        • Comdukakis

          I called the time clock for my employees the “time machine” yesterday. They didn’t let me live it down

        • Marvy J. Blige – #6

          I don’t know how this bit got from me making fun of you for being months older than me to you being truly ancient and older than everyone on the blog but I very much dig it.

  • Brian_Bayless

    KUSHIDA is so damn good.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Has a better MMA record than Shibata.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Floating around on YouTube and stumbled across a promo for Riverdale with a screenshot of some blonde chick and some brunette making out. I presume that’s supposed to be Betty and Veronica. I ain’t having that shit. The premise is terrible enough.

    • Hot chicks making out is always good.

      ALWAYS.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I know but it’s Archie, dude. Don’t feel right. Like when Marge did Playboy

    • I dunno why anyone would feel the need to reboot Archie into a grittier sexualized series like that rather than just come up with something new.

      Who’s reading Archie and thinking “this is cool, but it needs to be grittier!”

      • Clearly, someone who put money into the reboot.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          So, an idiot producer.

          • Pretty sure I could stand at Hollywood & Vine, throw a rock, and hit one.

          • Daniel O’Reilly

            Almost certainly.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I don’t know but whoever they are…I don’t wanna know ’em.

      • The new comics are great. This show is gonna be a trainwreck.

        Can’t wait to review it!

        • Now I’m seeing you like Lovitz in “The Critic.”

  • jobber123

    I almost vomited at the KING TAKES HIS THRONE email I just got from wwe because I figured HHH had a new show on the network but I guess its a Booker T thing.

  • Comdukakis

    so in light of the six star match (which I haven’t seen yet) let me tell you why the NJPW on AXIS TV sometimes doesn’t work that well for me:

    an issue I’ve had when watching NJPW on AXIS TV. I’m fine with a match that builds. A 30 minute match shouldn’t and can’t (for exhaustion reasons) start at 100 miles an hour and stay there. But a great match IMO builds logically to the faster paced finish or starts faster and works to the “both guys are exhausted and throwing big moves at each other” finish like HBK/UT did at WM. On AXIS I’ve seen too many matches where the first 10 minutes seem just like biding time instead of playing into the story, the build, and then playing back to those opening 10 minutes later (like wrestler A figures out something in the first 10, and goes back to it later).

    • Ioan Morris

      To some extent the flow of the match is going to be compromised by the ad breaks. In WWE they build the ad break cliffhanger into the match.

      • Comdukakis

        true. I’m not watching them live so that could have an effect.

        • Ioan Morris

          And they do edit stuff out of AXS I’ve noticed. Stuff that they might consider inessential, but it’s detail work that helps the story.

          • Comdukakis

            ooh that’s not cool. Yeah editing out the chess match aspect for just the high spots can hurt a match. True pros do little things to make bigger things mean more later.

      • jobber123

        Axs picks up where it left off though, so at least you won’t miss anything.

  • Bobby

    Today it’s 19 degrees here, tomorrow it’ll be 26 and Sunday a high of 40, then three days next week it’ll be highs of 74-76 degrees. Make up your damned mind, mother nature.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      We’re going from mid 20’s to mid 50’s next week.

      • PhilStubington

        Fog and 50 of your crappy American degrees tomorrow (or ten proper degrees).

        • The metric system can fuck right off.

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

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          You and your silly Celsius temps. Hmmph!

    • Comdukakis

      come to Michigan. Our weather will make your skin hurt.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Send some this way: -14, -30 windchill.

      • actual temp when I woke up this morning: -4.

        “feels like”: -21

        Fucking hell man.

    • Facts

      ahhh Texas

  • cabspaintedyellow

    A little thing that I think would help Raw, and wouldn’t cost them a thing, AND would help them fill three hours without having to resort to using Titus O’Neil:

    Bring back the Event Center.

    • Jackson Smith

      “Who?”

  • Chris B
    • Comdukakis

      they will have to hose it off and scrub it 6 times a day to be true to his own neurosis

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Why does the cast of a play have to build a statue?

      • Chris B

        … it’s Canada?

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    Thing I forgot was most ex for a decade and barely rediscovered this morning: Mango Snapple

    Good lord this stuff is fruit juice on deity mode

    • Comdukakis

      snapple was such a big deal in 1993. I worked at a small grocery and we had a full cooler of that stuff the same way we had a door for pepsi and coke. Then again I was in Humboldt County, so the hipster quotient was high

      • Marvy J. Blige – #6

        Yeah it was huge here too. And Fruitopia! Yum.

        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Also a Coke product.

      • Didn’t coke or pepsi buy them, and immediately regret it?

        • Comdukakis

          I don’t know. I just remember the fat lady who was the spokeperson in the ads

          • Yeah, the buzz those ads created was the main reason they were bought.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    “Omega tweeted about 15 minutes that he was stepping away from Japan for a bit. He’s also not on this card. He seems pretty WWE thirsty just by mentioning them every 10 seconds so maybe he’ll be Royal Rumble bound.”

    He mentions it every ten seconds because he’s under contract in Japan for another YEAR and people still fantasy book his WWE debut for later this month because he’s not booked on the Fanatasticamania shows and therefore clearly leaving -__-.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      No one has ever taken a break after losing a major title match.

      • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

        Shawn Michaels kind of did after WMX, but I believe he was supposed to be going to WCW, but it fell through.

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      What sucks is that, even knowing this is all a troll on the marks, just the thought of it fills me with so much terror that I still get nervous that it’s real. Haha. Goddamnit Kenny, you’re the best.

  • Brian_Bayless

    That senton to the floor H. Tanahashi does is going to shave a few years off of his career

    • Ioan Morris

      Takahashi? Yeah, he landed *hard*.

    • jobber123

      The Trent Baretta dive in that bucks match that took him out looked Brutal!

    • Tanahashi is 40. He doesn’t have much of a career anyways

      • jobber123

        Typo. The guy Bayless meant is Kamaitachi under his new name. He’s 27. I don’t think that dude is gonna be wrestling at 40.

  • Wade

    The “Top 8” guys for CMLL imo are:

    Volador
    Rush
    Ultimo Guerrero
    Caristico
    Atlantis
    Maximo Sexy
    Negro Cases
    Valiente

    Other guys can jump into feuds with the top guys, but those guys are ALWAYS in the top feuds.

    • Comdukakis

      that’s 4 more than Raw allows to dominate the shows EVERY week

      • Wade

        Guys just go away for a couple months at a time too just to prevent overexposure.

        Cavernario Barbario and Mistico II have been gone for a couple months, so someone else will quietly take a break.

        • jobber123

          When you’re a traditional wrestling promotion that is important but wwe is just a content provider at this point so they can mix and match the top few acts over and over and it really doesn’t matter.

          • Comdukakis

            it bores the hell out of me though. I’ve seen KO and Reigns and Rollins and Jericho match up so many times, why should I care to watch the ppv on the network?

          • jobber123

            It’s wwe content available to be consumed so you do?

          • Comdukakis

            I enjoy the family time and the perfectly acceptable wrestling. But I’m not engaged in the storylines at this point

          • jobber123

            All they need to do is give you something to put on and people will. Other companies don’t have that luxury so they have to do more traditional wrestling stuff to build the shows. I’m sure if they could fuck off like wwe they would (and some try).

  • Got my Motorola Moto G4 Plus a couple of days ago. Pretty nice phone. Will switch my number to it tonight or tomorrow.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    The other Trump Comedy of the Day: The Great Wall™ — which actually has to be a fence to be built under existing passed legislation. Except that The Great Fence™ has been mostly built already. So Trump will declare Mission Accomplished™ and leave it to lawmakers to figure out how to recoup the cost from Mexico (taxpayers already footing the bill for any work done on the fence).

    • Comdukakis

      Some voters are representative of the type of Trump person that will never abandon him, because it’s not about Trump or anything he does, it’s about Trump representing the ability to give the left the ultimate Fuck you.

      So the fact that Trump, not even in office yet, has reneged on two of his three biggest platforms (prosecuting Clinton and making Mexico pay for a wall) is immaterial to them. The fact that the same intelligence agencies that they swore by up until 6 months ago and STILL said WMD were found in Iraq, are now allegedly incompetent, is immaterial. The fact that Trump said he’d drain the swamp and he’s filled his cabinet with his biggest donors and the biggest industry figures to help their own pocketbooks and their friends, is immaterial.

      NONE of it matters. Because he pisses off the left. So he can claim he will give us info on why the russians didn’t hack us on tuesday or wednesday and still not do it by friday afternoon (and trust me you’ll see people on Social media that swear he DID do it by next week) and these people won’t care.

      The key for the left is to ignore these folks and worry about the folks who do care, who got misled and are going to not only feel misled but also are going to get run over by the train of deregulation, corporate welfare, cuts to social programs, higher gas prices, higher unemployment, fewer jobs, etc.

      Those are the voters you woo back.

  • Ioan Morris
    • tannerfamilyfun92

      He’s also FAT

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      He’s awesome when he doesn’t have a crappy team of writers behind him.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He’s hilarious. He’s also a huge zoo enthusiast.

  • Wade

    I think Suzuki might beat Okada at New Beginning.

    • Ioan Morris

      I want an Omega/Okada rematch noooowww 🙁

      • Ioan Morris

        Happy to wait til Sakura Genesis/Dominion.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Honestly i can see it.

      It depends what the plan is through the rest of the year. If they are running Okada v Omega 2 off of the NJ cup then you keep the belt on Okada–but if anyhting else is the plan you can get a series of matches out of Suzuki Okada if Suzuki wins the first.

    • Facts

      Yeah I can see that as well

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    How the fuck do you even get a gun into an airport? I can’t even get through TSA without someone patting me down

    • And A Diddly New Year

      You must be white, foreigners are allowed through because patting them down would be profiling

  • cabspaintedyellow

    That tiger suplex off the top in the Omega/Okada match got me thinking:

    What is the most needlessly dangerous spot you’ve ever seen someone take?

    • Comdukakis

      Grimes/New Jack

      • cabspaintedyellow

        What’s crazy is, they didn’t even do that in front of a TNA-sized crowd.

        Granted, it could have been at the Superdome, and it would have still been stupid as shit.

      • jobber123

        That was so so so dumb and made no money, created no buzz, and was part of a awful match. That whole new jack singles run was fine, but the guys they fed him sucked and took way too many dangerous chances.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I thought, and I could be wrong here, that was New Jack trying to legit kill Grimes. Stupid no matter how you look at it, but I thought that was the reason.

        • Comdukakis

          I haven’t heard that but if it was New Jack who said it in a shoot remember he’s a known bullshitter and liar. he claims to have broken Chad Austin’s leg and I’ve talked to Chad on FB and he says that’s not true at all. New Jack likes to play up the crazy legend

          • Kenny_Reigns

            It was New Jack who said it, come to think of it. Makes sense…he’s a loon.

    • jobber123

      Lots of the ecw balcony dives

    • Marvy J. Blige – #6

      Easy peasy: Foley off the cell

      • Comdukakis

        that made his career though and made him a shit ton of money. Grimes/New Jack made both nothing and the company died soon after.

        • Marvy J. Blige – #6

          That spot wasn’t necessary to his push. He was over in 1997 just on those interviews with JR. He could’ve found a way that didn’t involve coming closer to on-camera suicide than anyone ever has.

          • Comdukakis

            he was dead in the water in mid 98, back to yet another match with UT, finished with his Austin feud and floundering in the mid card. That drop cemented him as a crazy fucker and he was champ 7 months later.

          • Marvy J. Blige – #6

            He could have found another way. The guy tried to commit suicide on camera.

            New Jack had to do stuff like that because he had exactly nothing else to offer the wrestling business. His dumb dives were necessary as hell.

          • cabspaintedyellow

            Sadly, there are just as many people who’d argue Foley didn’t have much more to give than stunts.

          • Comdukakis

            yeah the 2nd stunt was too much. And yes some fans don’t appreciate Foley’s subtle in ring work because it’s overshadowed by his huge bumps. But he had great ring psychology

          • cabspaintedyellow

            Part of me thinks he should have done one of the falls but not both. Like, if you’re going to be thrown off the cell, great. But don’t also take a chokeslam THROUGH the damn thing.

            And no, I don’t buy for one second Foley’s explanation that the chokeslam through the cell was some kind of accident. Everything about how Taker arced that chokeslam tells me he was putting Foley through the roof of the cage, and not just onto it.

          • Marvy J. Blige – #6

            I don’t know, they definitely don’t look prepared for the ceiling to fall through when they’re walking to the side for Foley’s first fall. That arc is suspect but Foley is also kind of sandbagging because he’s got broken ribs and just pushed his shoulder back into socket lol

          • cabspaintedyellow

            My thing is that if it’s not meant to put him through the cell, then the chokeslam is just Taker lightly pushing Foley onto his back, which is a spot that makes no sense to do up there in the first place. And I also don’t see why they’d even risk continuing the match after that point.

            Then again, that’s kind of looking at it through modern eyes. WWE would never risk the liability now, but it was a bit more Wild West back then.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      My vote is for whatever Christopher Daniels was going for here:

      Dude legit almost fucking died.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Barretta’s somersault plancha earlier is in the running.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Rellik is Killer Spelled Backwards doing that leg drop off the top rope to the outside in WCW where he broke his tailbone

    • maskedcabana

      Any New Jack/Vic Grimes scaffold falls.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      The spot that ended Nick Mondo’s career.
      And when Misawa tiger suplexed Kobashi off the ramp to the floor.

  • Wade

    I really wish Super Viernes had an English commentary option, because I think it would be a bigger hit here than New Japan is.

    • jobber123

      It’s going to be on cable at least. Fox Deportes is going to air it on a week delay.

  • Comdukakis

    yuck. Stupid 2 pm conference call.

  • Biff ♥ You

    We’ve jumped in the forecast overnight from 1-3″ of snow to 4-6″ of snow. Now it’s being revised again towards 5-8″ with some neighborhoods locally going over eight inches of snow. The overnight low tomorrow night will be in the single digits.

    THE APOCALYPSE

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Between snow and flu, I’ve been to work a total one day this week and will have to catch up on a bunch of stuff on Saturday and Sunday.

  • PhilStubington

    Thus stupid refreshing thing is really pissing me off.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Oddly, it’s working fine for me now.

  • PhilStubington

    Watching the NXT Australia show. The crowd are just destroying the Drifter.

    Chants of “you are a wanker” all over the place.

    • Comdukakis

      I voted him my worst wrestler of the year in the doomies

      • PhilStubington

        Brock, Dana and someone else I forget for me.

        • Comdukakis

          Dana would be 2 and Alexa Bliss was three (probably harsh but that match on SD 2 weeks ago with Becky was legendarily bad)

  • Wade

    Has Suzuki-Shibata ever happened?

    Because HO-LEE SHIT that’s going to be on the WK12 card if not.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      It hasn’t and prior to the Shizaki–Shibata thing starting it was the most predicted Shibata match for WK 11

      WK 12 should be the place we finally get that monster of a match.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      OMG!! That might be the hardest hitting match of all time!

    • jobber123

      Might as well protect them both and make it a real shoot so no one gets seriously hurt.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        No way.

        Shibata would lose to a 48 year old man if they did that, and that’s no good.

        Suzuki is old, but he’s also the human embodiment of pure evil, so you gotta give him the edge.

        • jobber123

          I’m just joking. It will be so stiff I’m saying make it a shoot so it won’t be as brutal. I’m thinking of maybe spending my bonus on a comedy writer for my BoD posting as a 2017 resolution.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            I know…I was just playing up the bit…

    • 2004 G1.
      https://freewrestling.wordpress.com/2004/08/11/minoru-suzuki-vs-katsuyori-shibata-from-njpw-2004/

      Also from 2004, Shibata vs Kawada, which is an excellent match.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    For Wrestlemania 33, I would go with:

    – AJ Styles vs. The Undertaker, WWE Title vs. Career
    – Roman Reigns vs. John Cena, Universal Title

    – Styles retains against Cena at the Rumble. In one last desperate effort for #16, Cena enters the Elimination Chamber match at the next PPV. Present a more throwback, harder-edged “thug life” Cena desperate to win the match. He does, but challenges Roman Reigns for the title he has never held before (instead of another AJ match). That leaves Styles with Rumble winner Undertaker. Taker calls back to the WM26 match by saying “if I can’t win the title again, I’ll retire”.

    – Styles retains at WM and Undertaker gets his retirement moment. Cena beats Reigns for the Universal Title and they can do rematches, culminating in a Reigns heel turn and Cena putting him over.

    – The night after Wrestlemania, Styles says he’s the guy Cena could never beat. He’s the guy who retired the Undertaker. He says there is no one who can compete on his level. Lights go out and, instead of Undertaker, here comes the returning Finn Balor to challenge and kick off the next big multi-ppv feud.

    – So basically Undertaker and Cena are used to put over Reigns and Styles (and Balor) as the new focal points of the respective shows.

    • Comdukakis

      I’d go for that

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        I just think AJ’s 2016 run deserves top billing at Wrestlemania AND a big win to continue his run. Plus, AJ vs. Balor would be tremendous and deserves multiple PPVs. Reigns-Cena is about as interesting as you’re going to make either guy at this point. Strowman can just win the ARMBAR and have his big title programs later

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I like this because it prevents Strowman from taking up a marquee singles match spot, and leaves an opening for an Ambrose, Miz, Orton or Bray Wyatt to be in a marquee spot, rather than being relegated to the annual midcard ladder match clusterfuck.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        For sure. I’m all for pushing new guys and I think Strowman deserves a run at a title program. It just doesn’t necessarily need to happen at Wrestlemania. Much less against Roman Reigns

        • cabspaintedyellow

          Definitely. Give him the Andre Battle Royal. Let him kill dudes there, and spend another couple months making him an unstoppable killing machine. The longer they run with the undefeated streak, the more over he’s going to get, and the more it’s going to mean when someone finally beats him.

      • HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

        That’s funny. Ambrose or Bray being in a marquee spot

    • Jackson Smith

      Cena’s 100% guaranteed “oh, NOW you all love me” remark that would assuredly happen on some Raw if fans side with him under an Anyone But Reigns banner would certainly make me laugh, I admit that.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Absolutely. Cena-Reigns is truly the most interesting feud I can think of for BOTH guys at this point. John gets goodwill for facing the guy that most fans hate even more than HIM.

        • Comdukakis

          speak for yourself

      • cabspaintedyellow

        I’d love for him to give a Shane Douglas promo the night after.

        “I think of all the champions who held this…Kevin Owens…Roman Reigns…and they can ALL KISS MY ASS.”

        Throws the belt down, and brings back the spinner.

        • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

          Fucking. Ayyyyyy

          • Comdukakis

            fuck cena

          • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

            LOL. There he is

          • cabspaintedyellow

            I realize I’m basically just Vince now.

            Book what I find entertaining, and to hell if it makes sense or not.

    • Buster Abbott

      I’m not sure if anyone will get a “retired the Undertaker” rub rather than have him win his last match and ride off into the sunset. And if he does get retired, it sure won’t be by AJ Styles

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Reverse it to Reigns vs Undertaker, Title vs Career and maybe someone gets that rub, pal!

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    I think NJPW should capitalize on all this good press by splitting their roster and running huge shows every three weeks.

    • jobber123

      $$$$$$

    • And A Diddly New Year

      One of the shows should be called SWS where they capture the look of the original SWS, but they tape it before World Pro Wrestling so all of the fans in the crowd are kids who came to see Tanahashi and Okada and have no clue who old farts like Tenryu are.

  • Adam Wright

    – WWE has announced the 16 competitors for the 16-man UK Championship Tournament, which takes place on January 14th and 15th…
    * Trent Seven
    * Mark Andrews
    * Danny Burch
    * Wolfgang
    * HC Dryer
    * Pete Dunne
    * Tyler Bate
    * Jordan Devlin
    * Sam Gradwell
    * Tucker
    * James Drake
    * Dan Moloney
    * Joseph Conners
    * Tyson T-Bone
    * Roy Johnson
    * Saxton Huxley

    • Clark O’Brien

      Glad Mandrews has another chance after TNA.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Me too. He’s much too good to be wasted in TNA.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Literally WHO?!?

      • Adam Wright

        That’s kind of the point, it’s a collection of British home grown talent who haven’t yet hit the American/International scene.

    • I know 3 guys. That’s 2 more than when they first announced the lineup

    • Facts

      Uhhhhhh

  • Wade

    It’s too bad Shelton gave up and went back to WWE.

    He could have ended up with an Okada match on a PPV.

    • Who needs a non-separated shoulder anyways?!

    • Dwayne

      That’s why he isn’t posting here anymore?

      • Comdukakis

        great minds

    • Comdukakis

      so that’s where Lerxst went. I had no idea he was headed for WWE

  • Brian_Bayless

    Takahashi vs. KUSHIDA was excellent. The Hover Board lock spot was brilliant ****1/2

    • jobber123

      Getting that mid air was insane. I loved that match. Totally agree with your rating.

  • Comdukakis

    talking about Foley HITC brings up my fantasy of having a truth serum and being able to give it to a variety of wrestlers and promoters and force them to answer my questions

    • Adam Wright

      All that would do is tell you what they believe to be true. Not the truth.

    • Facts

      Vince and Vince alone.

      • Comdukakis

        well Vince would be choice one, but other guys could be fun too.

        • Facts

          Hogan would be great

  • jobber123

    My starz for the wk big matches
    4.5 for the jr and NEVER matches
    5 for ic and big belt matches

    • PhilStubington

      You can go upto six now!

      • jobber123

        I don’t have the stroke to do that!

  • Facts

    Call JG Wentworth 877-Cash Now.

    Its stuck in my head

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    I find the people suggesting this might lead to a face turn for Omega to have an interesting proposal.

    If they want him to be the Face for the Western market then make him a good guy for them to rally behind.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Just do what they did with AJ Styles and the Bullet Club. Keep them heels in Japan and by default they’ll be faces in the US.

  • Brian_Bayless

    I do like Takahashi coming back to NJPW then winning the Jr. Title.

    Came off like a star here

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Saxton Huxley is signed full time by WWE after the UK Tournament and is placed on Raw where he and Byron Saxton fall in love and get married, and he changes his name to Saxton Saxton.

    Stock prices jump because WWE finally introduces the gay character they mentioned last quarterly review.

  • PhilStubington

    Elias Samson/Bobby Roode vs. Tye Dillinger/Buddy Murphy

    Objectively this match is junk, but its so much fun as everyone is madly camping it up for the house audience.

    • Comdukakis

      hmm, one of these is not like the others.

      As in three are competent professional wrestlers

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        What did Buddy Murphy ever do to you?

        • Comdukakis

          LOL. yeah….Murphy. That’s the one I was talking about

  • Facts

    How old is Suzuki?

    • Comdukakis

      older than Nissan

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      48

      His age is another part of the absurdity that is Minoru Suzuki

  • jobber123

    If omega vs okada is six stars, Bayless do you think Kamaitachi vs dragon lee should have been at least *****1/4?

    • PhilStubington

      This is why the whole six snowflake idea is so stupid! What’s the difference between 5 1/4 and 5 1/2 ?

      • jobber123

        He thinks its the best match ever. It was really awesome. I can see why he did it. But on the other hand, 5 stars should be the max. Give it five stars and then call it the best match ever.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I’d be fine with that for their January CMLL match

      • jobber123

        That is still legit one of the best things I’ve ever seen.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Me too. That match is just ridiculous.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Wrestlemania 33:

    1. Shinsuke Nakamura answers an open challenge from The Miz and wins the IC title in his debut. (After losing the night before at Takeover: Orlando on his way out)
    2. Dean Ambrose & James Ellsworth def. Bray Wyatt & Randy Orton in a wild tag team brawl (ala Nastys-Jack/Payne from ’94)
    3. Kevin Owens def. Chris Jericho for US Title
    4. Bayley def. Sasha Banks & Charlotte Flair for WOMEN’S Title
    5. Seth Rollins def. Triple H
    6. Brock Lesnar def. Goldberg
    7. John Cena def. Roman Reigns for UNIVERSAL Title
    8. Braun Strowman wins ‘ARMBAR’
    9. AJ Styles def. The Undertaker to retain WWE Title in ‘Title vs. Career’ Match

    Put the other women’s title, tag titles, cruiser title, etc on the extended pre-show.

    • cabspaintedyellow
    • Adam Wright

      I think they’re going to have at least one tag title on the main show.

      • cabspaintedyellow

        If Randy and Bray are still tag champs by then, it could work.

        • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

          Yeah, I think Dean & Ellsworth forming mutual respect after their brawls could be compelling enough. Those guys joining forces to challenge the Wyatts works well. Then Ellsworth can be corrupted eventually and become a Wyatt. Let’s be honest: James kind of looks the part already.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        Alpha vs. Cesaro/Sheamus would probably be excellent, if they wanted to go the “cross-brand” route

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      HHH is going to lose two years in a row at Wrestlemania?

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        *shrugs*

      • Adam Wright

        Just like 12, 15, 17, 20, 21, 22, 24, 27, 27, 30.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Wolfgang is signed full time by WWE after the UK tournament and is given a gourmet cook gimmick. He calls his fans the Wolf Pack, which leads to the return of Kevin Nash because he wants royalty checks. They end up bonding over a really good souffle but Nash turns afterwards because he still wants the money. So Wolfgang bakes Nash an apology cake with Exlax in it.

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      That’s brilliant. Why aren’t you writing wrestling shows?

      • And A Diddly New Year

        WWE is a tad bit mainstream for me, so I settle for writing BoD Raw.

  • Facts

    I still think that Benoit vs Angle from Royal Rumble is 5 stars.

    • Dwayne

      I haven’t seen that match in years but I remember it being quite good. Was that the same Rumble that had HHH vs Steiner?

      • Adam Wright

        Yes, the biggest difference in main event matches since Summerslam 1994

      • I think so

      • Yup Immediately followed it and rejuvenated the crowd.

    • Comdukakis

      I don’t think 5 stars should be untouchable. Think about it. the wrestling scale was based on movie scales. We get 4 star movies all the time. So this idea that nothing should be 5 stars unless perfection is kinda silly IMO

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Always has been.

      • Facts

        Not according to Dave

        • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

          Fuck Dave

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          Or Saskatoon Scott. how dare they take a resthold!

  • Robert

    Jesus.

    Multiple people were killed in a shooting Friday at the Fort Lauderdale airport, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said on Twitter.

    The gunman is in custody and was a lone shooter, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief told CNN on Friday.

    • Comdukakis

      damn muslim terrorists.

      damn BLM people

      damn illegals

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        I think that just about covered it.

  • Jackson Smith
    • cabspaintedyellow

      I could have told you that after the first trailer.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      It looks like shit.

      • Jackson Smith

        Absolutely, LOL

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      It’s on NBC, so I thought that was a given.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Tyson T-Bone is signed full time by WWE after the UK Tournament and is given a gimmick where he loves T-Bone steaks and wants to be called T-Bone. Stephanie informs him that WWE already has a T-Bone, so he has to pick a new name or be SLAPPED. While avoiding the slap, several wrestlers are watching and say Tyson was flipping around avoiding Stephanie like a monkey, so they decide to give him the name Tyson Coco, as in Coco the Monkey.

  • PhilStubington

    I’m actually surprised they’ve not edited the the crowd out when they are chanting “you are a wanker, clap, clap clap”.

    • Comdukakis

      wanker isn’t a big thing in the US. kinda like cunt means a lot less in the UK than in america where it’s worse than fuck to many

      • PhilStubington

        cunt is worse than fuck in the UK.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          That always blows my mind for some reason.

        • Comdukakis

          huh. I thought cunt was not that big a deal in the UK. I hear it a lot more from British folks than US. Heck you call a woman a cunt here and you’ll get bruised

      • Jackson Smith

        Ah, cultural linguistic differences, where another word for “asshole” in the UK is the 50,000-ton hydrogen bomb nuclear option last of resort word for the US.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    https://twitter.com/reasonjp/status/817295730284974080

    “with Other wrestlers I might not like them, but i have respect for them. That’s the case with Kenny. I hate Minoru, and i have no respect for him at all

    –Kazuchika Okada

    This is gonna be good

  • Comdukakis

    shit. time to go for my fucking conference call. Play nice

  • Robert

    Fuck, time for our weekly team meeting. I don’t want to talk to nobody on a Friday afternoon.

    • Dwayne

      You and Com are in the same meeting?

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Trent Seven is signed full time by WWE after the UK Tournament. He is accosted by Goldust after his first match who claims that his name is dishonoring the legacy of his old gimmick Seven. Trent responds that he was named after his dad’s favorite baseball player, Mickey Mantle. The two have a match on PPV where the winner gets a case of 7-Up.

  • Adam Wright

    TNA announced the main event of tonights PPV on twitter. Eddie Edwards vs. EC3.

    • Dwayne

      A main event anywhere in the…. no.

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Anywhere in a Universal Studios theme park!

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    So what’s this about Omega stepping away from Japan?

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      He’s taking a break. Has no bookings anywhere. Is probably going back though.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I would hope he takes a break after that match.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      He made a tweet saying he was stepping away to re-evaluate.

      So, either the reports he was locked down another year were all wrong, and he’s WWE bound, or he’s working everyone to make a big splash in his comeback.

      We’ll see. I’m going to be real upset if he goes, only because I and most everyone else was under the impression this time next year was the first time we had to worry about it.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Okada also says that last night proved “The Hiroshi Tanahashi era is over”

    There’s a slow burn there.

    https://twitter.com/reasonjp/status/817296155683885056

  • Brian_Bayless

    Goto vs. Shibata was ****1/4.

    Last five minutes were nuts.

    • jobber123

      They laid it in for sure in that match.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Tyler Bate is signed by WWE after the UK Tournament. There are already multiple Tylers on the roster, so WWE changes his name to Gregory Bate so fans won’t be confused. He claims to be the Master of the Ring, leading to everyone calling him Master Bate. He is seen exclusively on Superstars and Main Event, with an appearance on Raw once every 3 months.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      Slater-Bater-Gator

    • PhilStubington

      Master Bate can be a in tag team with his partner Seaman Stains.

  • PhilStubington

    Liv Morgan vs. Billie Kay vs. Ember Moon

    Well this weird, basically everyone is a face.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Wish they were all sitting on mine.

    • Comdukakis

      I thought Kay was heel with Peyton Roce?

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Not in Australia.

      • PhilStubington

        She’s from Sydney.

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        In the US.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Tanahashi’s new theme music is not that great.

    I’m a huge Naito fan too so this should be great.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      The only defense of the theme I’ve heard is its intentionally bad, and this is the equivalent of Tanahashi buying a gaudy sports car in his midlife crises because he can’t accept he’s not the Ace anymore.

      I wouldn’t put that kind of story passed Gedo.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Well, horse feathers.

  • Eric Von Erich

    Not sure how much (if any) of it is true, but Kevin Costner’s story about meeting George H.W. Bush is pretty funny.

  • Clark O’Brien

    So considering Kasisus Ohno was named so he had the intials K.O, the WWE are going to have to rethink his merch a bit.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Naito’s entrance is always great.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    HC Dryer is signed full time by WWE after the UK Tournament. He is labeled “The Dryest Man in Wrestling”; his matches are usually short because he doesn’t drink water and faints from dehydration. He is often seen getting lotion from Master Bate backstage so he can hydrate his dry skin. Eventually Ron “H2O” Waterman is brought in as Dryer’s mentor, which pays off with a Raw guest hosted by Adam Sandler, who gives Dryer a magic vial of glacier water stolen from Glacier in WCW. The water is still cold!

  • Robert

    If Chris Hero insists on having a stupid name, he should go by Rory Elbow.

    • Dwayne

      Chris Koe

      • Robert

        He’d have to come out all oiled up and greasy

    • Brian_Bayless

      Kris Harrow

    • Death Rollins

      Sir Villain

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Kassius Ohno & Oney Lorcan can for a team based on having fucking deplorable names

    • Clark O’Brien

      They could join up and be “Team K.O.O.L”

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        TEAM L.O.K.O !

        Branding, Maggle!

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Big Tobacco would have issues.

        • And A Diddly New Year

          As would Kool and the Gang

  • PhilStubington

    Yeah you can see their inexperience here. They should have called an audible and had Ember work heel.

  • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

    Kassius Ohno & Kevin Owens can be ‘The Fat Sweathogs’

  • PhilStubington

    Oh fuck, Liv Morgan’s just killed herself messing up a leap over the top rope.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Liv Morgan botching a move, must be a day that ends in -y!

      • And A Diddly New Year

        In life, there are 3 things that are guaranteed:

        1. Death
        2. Taxes
        3. Liv Morgan wearing a shirt that exposes her midriff and botching a move

        • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

          I’d care if she wasn’t doing the Jersey/NY girl gimmick. Didn’t like it with Carmella, absolutely hated it when Dawn Marie did it in WWE.

      • PhilStubington

        Yeah she caught her back on the apron on the way down. Looked nasty.

    • Death Rollins

      I can’t believe she’s in the call-up discussion. She needs so, so much more work.

  • Robert

    I was watching an old Clash of the Champions yesterday, and they really tried to make Van Hammer seem like a big star.

    • Dwayne

      He had a fun match with Cactus Jack at one of those.

      • Robert

        That’s the one I watched. I still love Cactus’ squeals when he was doing something devious.

    • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

      The Braun Strowman of his day

    • And A Diddly New Year

      I recently watched the Nitro where he debuts as a member of Raven’s Flock and they put so much emphasis on his pierced nipple. It was hilarious

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      They gave him every gimmick possible to make it work. I said yesterday, 6 year old Legend was a big fan.

      • Wavy Gravy

        Meanwhile, 9 year old Gravy was cheering like hell for Cactus Jack when they feuded.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I kind of like that in the 40 or so years of wrestling match ratings that someone has only once tried to rate a match 6 stars.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Chris Hero? More like Hero Sandwich

    He’s FAT

  • Brian_Bayless

    Naito has to be the most charismatic wrestler in 2016.

    • Aaron

      Adam Page is his literal opposite. It’s crazy.

      Naito’s character covers up the fact that he’s merely good in the ring.

  • Clark O’Brien

    Today I found out the the Pokemon cartoon started nearly 20 years ago. Blows my mind that show has been around more than half of my life time.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      This December is the 20th anniversary of the seizure episode

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        • Clark O’Brien

          and its been even longer since there was a funny episode of The Simpsons.

      • Clark O’Brien

        I remember somebody on TV commenting about it being a shortlived fad, funny how it outlived that guys tv career by 15 years and counting.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      2/3rds of mine. I’m old!

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Ah… 20 years of me not giving a shit about Pokemon.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    So, has Disqus gotten better, or is it still slow?

    • PhilStubington

      not refreshing properly for some of us.

  • PhilStubington

    Tag Team Titles: DIY vs. TM61

    Guess this will be face vs face as well unless DIY decide to work heel

    • Clark O’Brien

      TM61 would need a personality to be heel or face so it that dynamic doesn’t really come into any of their matches.

  • Robert

    1991 WCW was bizarro world. There was a lumberjack match where Ricky Morton and the Young Pistols were part of the heel lumberjack group and the Freebirds were part of the face lumberjacks.

    • Dwayne

      They actually turned the Freebirds face at one point which was weird. I thought that was early 92 though.

  • jobber123

    Holy shit Rousey vs Nunes probably did 1.1 million buys. 400k over what ufc was hoping.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Superduper mega star fighter comes back from a first loss with questions swirling against the new Big Dog. Seems about right, I thought it was gonna do some gangbusters.

    • Adam Wright

      With Rousey gone, there no mainstream female name in UFC, or anyone even close. Until they manufacture their next star, their buyrates will suffer massively.

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        Unfortunately, they don’t have the next “hot chick who’s also an asskicker” in the pipeline, because Paige VanZant is not very good. She’ll pop some FOX Fight Nights as a Dancer-With-The-Stars-turned-Jobber-To-The-Stars, but unfortunately, looks is all she brings.

      • Scottyflamingo

        This is the huge problem with female MMA. If you have a pretty marketable face it can be huge. Gina Carrano was getting as big as Rousey a few years ago, then got destroyed by Cyborg and nobody cared until Rhonda.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        Their track record, though, of manufacturing those new stars has been impeccable. Maybe if a year from now nobody has got any buzz to them I’d start worrying.

      • PhilStubington

        Especially now Cyborg’s been done for PEDs AGAIN.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          What a tweest!

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      They tuned in for Rousey
      But were mesmerized by Cody No Love’s dance moves.

  • jobber123

    Ufc did 5 million plus buy shows in 2016.

    • Aaron

      Cut to Conor planning his new house.

  • juvydriver

    Has anyone signed up for FloSlam?

  • PhilStubington

    what a fun match. they’re all working face with some really nice wrestling sequences.

  • Scottyflamingo

    So I was at the tapings last night. Ohno looks like shit. Very out of shape.

    • PhilStubington

      yeah I watched a match on YouTube – looks a like a fat fuck.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      “Hey, pal! We signed a fat guy named KO before, and that turned out great, goddammit!”

      • Death Rollins

        “YoKOzuna, pal! I miss that Samoapanese son of a bitch.”

    • maskedcabana

      He was in shape, too bad that shape is round.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    I’m REAL excited to get to hear Kaze Ni Nare on every NJPW show.

    Suzuki being a crazy evil bastard MMA badass going fullltimer Lesnar but using THIS as his theme song is one of my favorite things.

    “I have to be a lonely warrior”

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

  • jobber123

    The 46:45 classic, coming at the end of a show that lasted five hours and 40 minutes, set New Japan’s all-time record for live foreign streaming viewers, peaking at about 7:30 a.m. Eastern time. A Jim Ross/Josh Barnett commentated version of the match will air on 1/13 on AXS TV, which very well could be the best one hour pro wrestling television show ever, given one match shows (Jack Brisco vs. Dory Funk Jr. from CWF in 1972; Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich in Dallas; Flair vs. Von Erich in Honolulu; Flair vs. Barry Windham in Fayetteville; Midnight Express vs. Fantastics in Chattanooga; Tanahashi vs. Okada from 2013; Tanahashi vs. Styles from 2015) have been among the best and as great as the aforementioned matches were, this had most of the elements that all of those matches had, but elements they didn’t and really combined the elements they did better.

    • Aaron

      I’m interested in how JR and Josh call that match. It’s not my favorite one match of all time (Hennig – Bock), but I’ll watch again.

    • AnInternetToughGuy

      Still sounds like hyperbole.

  • jobber123

    Dave on Kenny to wwe

    Another key is his future because watching him, if I’m WWE, I’d not just want him, but he could be that elusive special star that they’ve been unable to make. There is the issue that he can’t wrestle matches like this nightly, or even monthly, without having a short life span on his career. But he’s got the presence, charisma, cockiness and acting ability, as well as the look that WWE is afraid to push someone who doesn’t have. Plus with the world a smaller place and mainstream sports web sites giving Omega U.S. media exposure, he’ll walk in with a hardcore base he could build from. Plus, he’s turned into a tremendous promo, although he’s got the huge advantage of being able to use his own voice and use reality for his promos, like he did to build the Okada match.

    Then again, from a WWE standpoint, having him have a couple of years as the face of New Japan, it’ll only elevate him and he’d be able to walk in like A.J. Styles did this past year.

  • Scottyflamingo

    Holy shit more shots fired at Ft. Lauderdale airport. Listening on scanner.

    • Aaron

      Ugh. I’ll give the news an hour or so to get the details, but this is awful.

      • Scottyflamingo

        It was weird. I started listening when it came on the news and it sounded like everything had calmed down, then it went batshit.

  • jobber123

    number of people after the match stated that it was the greatest match they’d ever seen. Personally, I’d say the same thing. As people were leaving the Tokyo Dome the murmur in the crowd was that it was the greatest pro wrestling match ever, and at restaurants in the area after the show, and on the subway, that was the main topic of conversation. The talk backstage was also that it was the greatest match anyone had ever seen.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    It is kinda amazing though that Pokemon is as strong as ever 20 years in; Sun/Moon is Nintendo’s fastest-selling game in the States ever. That’s a series that knows how to keep its old fans and build new ones from childhood.

    • Clark O’Brien

      Go was a great bit of exposure. Nintendo should let the other companies that own Pokemon advise them on getting publicity.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I’m still shocked that Ninja Turtles have remained popular for a solid 30 years.

      GI Joe, ThunderCats, He-Man… they have their fans, but they’ve fallen out of style man times.

      Turtles? They really have never left

      • Death Rollins

        It’s partly that everything’s so graspable by kids, I think. And weirdly symmetrical. It’s so easy to have a favorite character, because each one corresponds to one of the Four Temperaments, and they’re color-coded. You gravitate towards the one who’s closest to you. And now April is younger and a martial artist, so girls have someone to follow, too.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    For the record I’m at ***** for Okada/Omega, and that’s having never watched a match with either guy before, not a follower of New Japan, basically clueless on the inherent cultural differences of Japanese wrestling, and having zero knowledge of the build that led up to the match.

    If people who are tuned into all that feel the match transcended *****…

    • Biff ♥ You

      My initial knee-jerk reaction was ****3/4, because of the finisher overkill. But I was also crushed by the result because my Kenny Omega markdom knows no bounds. I have a feeling I may go the full monty on a rewatch when the emotion of the match isn’t so raw.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        I guess I just can’t see it as Overkill when there was only one actual finisher *Kickout* in the match.

        wanting Kenny to win so bad is what motivated me to give it *****. I went in wanting it, I went out NEEDING it.

        I’ve never been a bigger fan of Kenny Omega than I was When Okada finally took his head off.

        *****

        • Biff ♥ You

          I should clarify; some of the ‘finishers’ were really ‘finishes’, moves that weren’t actually finishing moves but should have ended the match. The whole ‘there’s no realistic way someone’s kicking out of this’ argument. But granted, that’s a bit more subjective than actual finisher spam like we get in WWE.

          • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

            You mentioned the Dragon Suplex spot as one.

            I guess I can’t see it because top rope moves NEVER end matches.

            Like actually never.

            Like they’re always just highspots, to the point where having seen as much wrestling as I have I’ll never buy a suplex off the top as a finish.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Naito vs. Tanahashi was ****3/4. Great stuff.

  • jobber123

    I listened to the Japanese commentators so I missed this

    The scariest spot, and one I hope doesn’t get copied, saw Omega do a top rope dragon superplex. Okada landed off the top rope almost on the top of his head. While he seemed fine, announcer Steve Corino noted that when, not if, Okada has neck fusion surgery, he’ll always remember that spot. The 90s All Japan stars, as great as they were, should be the example of why taking suplexes at high angles nearly on top of your head should be avoided at all costs, and this wasn’t just a suplex but it was being nearly spiked falling backwards at a high angle off the top rope.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I do wonder if the landing was botched.

      Typically suplexs of the top send you further around to land more on your front,

      Okada did not get there and the landing did not look at all like the one he was planning for.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Both those guys looked like they snapped their necks on that fucking move. I’m fine if I never see it again.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    TNA has a PPV tonight? Why?

    • would any other night be any better?

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        How about not pissing away money by doing one at all? There’s no live gate, and the PPV buys can’t possibly cover the production costs.

        • Adam Wright

          They have contracts to produce a certain number of PPVs a year, if they break the contract then they have to pay penalty fees.

        • oh i agree with this

        • jobber123

          Why would you buy a wrestling company and not do a self congratulatory ppv guaranteed to lose serious money?

          • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

            Throw an office party with hookers & blow. More fun and would cost way less.

    • Adam Wright

      dog food won’t buy itself.

    • jobber123

      Capitalize on all the mainstream pub from their sale being finalized lol

    • Death Rollins

      Did they announce any of the matches yet?

      • There’s a No DQ match between Mike Bennet and Moose. And other stuff I guess

      • Death Rollins

        Alright, I see on Facebook there’s a Knockouts title match between Rosemary (Courtney Rush) & Sienna (Allysin Kay). Which I could see being the best match on the card, actually.

  • starting new year dash

  • Wavy Gravy

    Forecasts calling for up to a foot of snow for southeast Virginia. Society collapses around here when we get an inch. Should be a fun few days.

    • The Silver Fox

      My sister lives in Chesapeake and is not looking forward to it.

  • So there is not an english commentary for Dash?

    • jobber123

      Come on bro just learn Japanese!

      • I’m just making sure I’m doing this right. since it’s the day after the big show I thought Kelly and Corino might have stayed around

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          There is English commentary for the Dash though

        • jobber123

          Most likely there is but I haven’t watched it yet.

    • Biff ♥ You

      There is; Kelly and Corino called it.

  • jobber123

    The Dome show drew 26,192 paid and there was in the neighborhood of 35,000 to 37,000 in the building. It was well up as far as total in the building from last year, although paid was only up about 1,100. Still, that is considered a major success because it’s the first time since 2010 that Hiroshi Tanahashi wasn’t in the Tokyo Dome main event, and Omega was unproven as far as headlining a show of this caliber.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      35,000? That’s 60,000 in WWE attendance numbers

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Gotta give up on Jan 4 and just host on the weekend.

      It’s still down over 10K from WK 9 because 9 was on a Sunday.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    5 dead, 8 injured at Ft. Lauderdale. Fuck.

  • PhilStubington

    Thorn powerbombs his own partner to set up a Tower of Doom on Ciampa. Damn that was quite a thing.

    First time I’ve really seen something in TM61.

  • PhilStubington

    Best non-Revival tag match I’ve seen in NXT for a long time.

  • Biff ♥ You

    WHAT THE FUCK KENNY OMEGA

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      ?.

      • Biff ♥ You

        “Kenny Omega just put on a match with Okada at Wrestle Kingdom 11 that has the wrestling community buzzing, but just two days later, he’s made an announcement that is overshadowing it. Omega said he’s “stepping away from Japan to reassess his future,” and followed that up to say his “there is no plan, My schedule is cleared and I’m weighing all options.” This is a fascinating turn of events given his comments to Sports Illustrated before Wrestle Kingdom 11, in which Omega made it seem as if he had zero interest in being “a cog in the machine,” in reference to joining WWE.”

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Oh. Didn’t realize you were just getting to this.

          It’s…upsetting. And some people will say that’s ridiculous, WWE is the show, but if he leaves then that’s basically the end for me following Omega’s career.

          I just can’t stomach any more WWE programming, no matter how much world class talent they horde.

          • Biff ♥ You

            I just got on the computer a few minutes ago, slept in ’til 1 PM today. Is it a work, is it legit, is it just a vacation, is it part of an angle?

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    #BLMAirportShooting?

    • The Rabid One

      The guy had a Star Wars t shirt, Lando Calrissian supporter.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    The real shitty thing if Omega walks is that we won’t see another Gaijin at the top of the card…Making your Gaijin huge means losing them, so keep them in Midcard hell :p

    I like having some Gaijin around as a western viewer.

  • jobber123

    TNA Impact Wrestling, now renamed Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions, LLC, is owned 85 percent by Anthem, with 10 percent ownership by Aroluxe and five percent ownership by Dixie Carter.

    The press release stated that Dixie Carter will resign from her position as Chairman of Impact Ventures, but will still be involved as a member of the Advisory Board of Fight Media Group, a face saving position where the press release stated her focus will be on the global growth of all combat sports related brands owned by Anthem.

    • Scottyflamingo

      There is a sliver of hope.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      She only needs a foothold and then she turns it into taking over the company.

    • So wait the parent company is AWE or are we actually going to get “welcome to Anthem Wrestling Exhibitions!

      • jobber123

        I think that is just the parent company sadly.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      So Dixie “sells” the company, yet retains an ownership stake, and gets promoted to a job handling multiple combat sport entities…

      That woman is a national treasure.

  • WWF1987

    I think Omega wins the IWGP title at Sakura Genesis.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I’m removing him from all my hopes for the next year on the small, small odds he’s not just working a frenzy and is leaving.

      I can’t deal with the disappointment of a departure otherwise.

      If he signs a long term deal they HAVE to give him the title. HALF of the peoople who signed up for NJPW world the day of wrestle Kingdom were American.

      That’s him that did that.

      • WWF1987

        He could sign a two year deal, which I think will happen. He might just be seeing what kind of offer WWE might give him now then take it to NJPW and tell them to match it then some. It’s all business.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Assuming he’s still around. According to Meltzer his contract is set to expire at the end of this month. Hopefully his ‘leaving Japan’ announcement today is for a break and not permanent.

      • WWF1987

        He’s probably just playing his cards for a huge money deal with NJPW especially coming off of a great draw and match at WK.

        I think he’s going to return after a short break and win the Cup.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        The worst part is gonna be Cult acting like a pro wrestling expert for a year if Kenny walks.

  • johntcole

    If Kenny Omega ever did make it to Smackdown, we’d have:

    Mauro: LIKE SEPHIROTH STABBING AERITH IN THE BACK, KENNY OMEGA HAS TURNED ON AJ STYLES WITH THE ONE WINGED ANGEL

    • And A Diddly New Year

      MAMA MIA

  • Scottyflamingo

    So NXT Tapings:

    -Tye Dillenger has a big decision to make
    -The Revival and DIY have another awesome match
    -The Women all hate each other

    • johntcole

      I think Asuka doesn’t “hate” anyone per say, she just thinks they’re all below her.

      • Scottyflamingo

        She finally gets angry.

    • PhilStubington

      and Chris Hero needs to start the Subway diet stat.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Shooter’s name is Esteban Santiago.

    America, start drawing your conclusions…. NOW!

    • Brian_Bayless

      Que?

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Mass murder at the Ft Lauderdale airport

        • Brian_Bayless

          I know. Its a terrible tragedy.

    • jobber123

      Coke deal shoot out. No harm no foul!

      • The Rabid One

        How many kilos were missing

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      LA RAZA

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      That’s an odd name for a Muslim…

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        He’ll be labeled a “White Hispanic” by 3PM EST

  • jobber123

    World of Sport pilot that aired on 12/31 from 5-7 p.m. on ITV, did 1.25 million viewers and a 7.25 share.

    The number was a disappointment, as the lead-in 15 minute national news show did 2.13 million viewers. The show that followed, Ninja Warriors, from 7-8 p.m., did 2.08 million viewers and an 11.4 share.

    • PhilStubington

      Half their usual share of 14% and well down on last year. Up against very weak opposition, there is no positive spin on those numbers.

      • jobber123

        Yup that pilot is dead

        • jobber123

          No I’m wrong. Apparently they are going to go ahead with the series anyway.

      • Adam Wright

        I think the idea of a full time return is dead in the water.

      • Grado might be a “good guy”, I don’t judge him on that front.

        As a professional wrestler and a “draw”… he’s pure, unadulterated, uncut shite.

        • jobber123

          You dont think they should build that promotion around him lol?

        • Adam Wright

          When I attended the TNA Taping from Hell, he was insanely over, even more so than Beer Money.

    • Adam Wright

      There was relatively little media coverage other than adverts on itv. You’d expect newspapers desperate for any content between Christmas & new year to run features on the British Wrestling scene, but nothing.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I feel like the NJ in NJPW should stand for Neck inJury.

  • The Rabid One

    yup, report of more shots fired. Not sure if true, at parking lot.

  • PhilStubington

    Time for the main. Probably Joe’s last match in NXT I think. Like the old school vibe of him going out on his back in cage match.

  • “A TV news report in San Diego about the child that accidentally ordered a dollhouse via Amazon’s Alexa inadvertently set off some viewers’ Echo devices, which in turn tried to order dollhouses using Alexa.”

    LOL.

    • Adam Wright

      HAHAHAHA

    • Aaron

      SD made my Echo define the word “champion”.

      Alexa Bliss defines different words for me.

  • BTW I’m the dumb mark that continues to want to see great talent come to WWE.
    So yes I’m going :Fingers crossed: Come on Kenny Omega!

  • johntcole

    From the WWE UK tourney bios

    “Tucker was born with 26 hours to live. He needed tubes to breathe and stay alive. Now, 26 years later, he’s gearing up for the opportunity of a lifetime.”

    Think I’m rooting for Tucker.

  • Adam Wright

    Really tasty FA Cup match tonight between West Ham & Man City. My hope is for a West Ham win with several City injuries & Red Cards.

  • johntcole

    Thank you Neilson viewers for being fucking morons this week.

  • WWF1987

    Meltzer on Omega:

    “If WWE wants him, they will get him unless he doesn’t want to work the schedule.
    Ibushi didn’t want to work the schedule. Sabre wasn’t exactly given a monster money offer.

    His value has never been higher. The only reason they don’t get certain guys is the mentality that we’re WWE and people will work twice as many dates for the same or less money because we’re WWE, or they are guys really not making big money on the indies.

    If they put $750,000 down per year on a three-year deal, I don’t see them turning it down, and they could easily afford that nor would it be overpaying to do so. but for most guys, they can get them for a lot less.

    I don’t know Kenny but I do know WWE doesn’t like anyone getting a buzz with another company.”
    In response to “Do you know what Omega’s current contract status is?” he replied on Twitter “Not sure. His old deal expires January 31st.”

    • PhilStubington

      They’re signing a lot of people – it all adds up. Unless USA are paying them more money for taking SD live they are going to take a decent sized hit on the numbers next period.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He’s made it pretty clear over and over how much he hates the WWE. Maybe it’s just a negotiation tactic…I guess we’ll soon know.

      • WWF1987

        I’m sure it’s a negotiation tactic. I think he’ll re-sign with NJPW now, but I could see him in WWE in a few years for sure.

      • Biff ♥ You

        He’s said in the past that he plans to work WWE one day, once his Japanese career is through. It was only in the last year where he really started throwing shade WWE’s way… but maybe it’s ‘part of the plan’.

        I do believe that Omega, if he signs with WWE, will explode on the scene in much the same way, if not bigger than AJ Styles did. With all his buzz right now, and his insane talent, that dude is a megastar.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          He’s been badmouthing the WWE for years. It’s not a new thing.

          • WWF1987

            Old WWE. Things change. Just look at Hero.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Hero never bashed the WWE, though. He was always very diplomatic. Omega’s been saying the same stuff for his entire career.

  • jobber123

    This sounds worse than NXT

    The show, taped on 11/1 in Manchester, at the ITV Studios, and was built around Grado as a Big Daddy type character, although announcer Jim Ross tried to compare him to Dusty Rhodes as well. His main adversary was Dave Mastiff, a 300-plus pound bully heel compared with Giant Haystacks

    • Wade

      Its so weird they tried to redo Big Daddy…but not Johnny Saint who is the huge influence on this generation.

    • johntcole

      “This sounds worse than NXT”

      Getting massive “don’t feed the trolls” vibe with that

      • jobber123

        To me it’s brutally boring, but I watch everything so my perspective is just more broad than yours.

        • johntcole

          Fair enough.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Dave Mastiff can actually work, though. Grado can’t.

      • Wade

        Yeah, Grado’s use is as a Santino comedy guy on the undercard.

    • PhilStubington

      Its worth going back and reading Ioan’s review which is really good. The comments section is extra fun as it breaks down into argument between Ioan, myself and few others and a bunch of fools saying we didn’t understand the product.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        People who have never been seen before or after were claiming you guys didn’t understand the product. That was fun.

    • Biff ♥ You

      I don’t get the NXT hate.

      • jobber123

        Do you watch it? Those weekly shows are bruuuutal. I had to tap out finally.

        • Dwayne

          Agreed. The weekly show is lame. I can watch Takeover and enjoy it though.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Also, while going eventually is forgivable and I always say people who get angry with a “person” for selling out are obnoxious…I can see a fan being upset about Kenny saying WWE is basically Dogshit full of uncreative wrestlers and he has no interest in being just a cog in the machine…and then signing *days* later.

    I always thought he might go eventually when things change but –jeez–

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He just said last week the WWE is “the worst shit ever.”

      • johntcole

        He also said he wants to work with them again eventually.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        Exactly! Thast’s the direct quote.

        If he actually leaves for them days after saying that he looks like the biggest hypocrite. Likely a very wealthy one, but it still feels gross. If it had been a year or three you could claim his perspective changed, but its been like 4 days since he said that.

        • johntcole

          He was being “in character” for that interview.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            That’s the spin, but he’s been badmouthing the WWE for years.

    • Aaron

      He works for money.

      • johntcole

        Good for him as well.

    • He also said on JR’s podcast last year that everyone wants to work in WWE eventually.

      The lesson is that wrestlers are nearly always full of shit and trying to work people, and anything they say in the public sphere should be taken with a pinch of salt.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        It was, a pinch. I really did think he’d go eventually. They all do.

        I didn’t think it would be NOW, while those words are fresh.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    I hate that I have to use Twitter for the quickest updates on the Ft Lauderdale attack, because that means wading through random red-state jamokes tweeting “Will liberal media cover this up?” in the middle of looking for updates from actual news outlets

    • The Rabid One

      Yes I have been reading multiple false flag nonsense.

    • Aaron

      Also the early reports from Twitter are often erroneous.

  • evidently another active shooter

    • Scottyflamingo

      Possible 3 shooters.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Same airport?

      • The Rabid One

        yes

        • Biff ♥ You

          Ah, fuck…

    • Best_in_the_World

      link?

      • Scottyflamingo

        I’m listening on scanner. It sounds like 2 or 3 shooters, but that just my take.

        • Best_in_the_World

          Got it, thanks for the update.

        • I may need to get one of these, or an app, or something.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      That’s a pretty damn awesome retirement letter though.

  • Adam Wright

    Shelton Benjamin has announced on Twitter he’s months away from recovery from his Rotator Cuff injury, so he won’t be in the Royal Rumble.

    Based off how truthful wrestlers have been in the past, I have a expectation that he’ll return at the Rumble.

  • The Rabid One

    Multiple shooters have been reported. the hell.

    • P.K.

      We all know…Damn media won’t shut the fuck up about it..I hope everyone is okay but I don’t wanna watch people walking on the street for the next 30 minutes..

  • The Rabid One

    Swat is enroute, holy shit

  • P.K.

    I wanna watch Crime Watch Daily! I don’t give a fuck about anything happening in Florida…..SMH

  • jobber123

    Ricochet on plans for 2017 from Sports Illustrated: “Right now, I’m enjoying New Japan. I want to focus on that, and that’s another reason why I’m going to take a lighter schedule in 2017 to focus on Japan. I want to do a lot more New Japan, and I’m really focused on winning the IWGP jr. heavyweight championship. I want that title so bad. I’ve always had goals, and that is my last goal. After that, I can focus on the long distance future. The guys on the 205 Live cruiserweight show are awesome. My boy Rich Swann is killing it. But that’s not the route I want to take. I don’t want to work my way up from NXT champion to U.S. or Intercontinental champion. I have goals, and I’m not willing to settle. This is nothing against the cruiserweights on 205, but it’s just not for me.”

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Selfishly I’m hoping he does more Evolve shows. I know it’s unlikely with him being full-time in NJPW now, but I can hope.

      • Dwayne

        He told you he was doing it again! You should have went to MA to see him!

        • Kenny_Reigns

          That was hilarious.

  • The Rabid One

    Broward Sheiriff Office just updated this to a Terrorist Attack

    • Scottyflamingo

      I heard the T word on the scanner too.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Are they sure it’s not an incidence of “Workplace Violence”?

      • I don’t see how they could be sure of much yet, other than shooting & death.

  • WWF1987

    Why doesn’t WWE just make a Puroresu-esque brand and base it in Japan?

    • Biff ♥ You

      I bet you $50 Monopoly dollars that WWE will do a Japan-style tournament ala the UK Tournament by the end of 2017.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        But everyone said Kidani was being overly sensitive when he said he would fight against WWE

        They’re poaching their talent. I’d say he has cause for concern.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Japanese fans likely reject it.

      They’re very nationalist about buying local products first.

      • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

        WWE could overcome this with a metric fuck ton of money but the investment probably isn’t worth it

  • Biff ♥ You

    They’ve already released the name of one of the shooting suspects: he’s an American ex-soldier named Esteban Santiago.

    • Scottyflamingo

      I’m taking any name with a grain of salt until more info comes in.

    • “The suspect in the first shooting was identified as Esteban Santiago, Fla. Sen. Bill Nelson told reporters. He said Santiago was carrying a military ID, but did not elaborate.”

      http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/01/06/at-least-5-dead-8-hospitalized-after-shooting-at-ft-lauderdale-airport.html

      • Biff ♥ You

        CBS has it plastered on the bottom of the screen.

    • The Rabid One

      I’m reading tweeted reports that he is a registered sex offender

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      That’s what the liberal media. wants you to believe. Obviously, he’s a Muslim Mexican with that name, the great US armed forces would never allow a terrorist named Esteban into our glory-be-to-God military.

      • The Rabid One

        I would post a Ha Ha if it turns out he was a recent convert to Islam.

  • Scottyflamingo

    Drudge is saying 5 dead.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Drudge. lol

  • juvydriver

    Anyone watch the pilot for “Sneaky Pete” ?

  • Adam Wright

    Guardian is reporting 5 dead, 8 injured & suspect in custody

  • jobber123

    Ajpw made the top 5!

    Tokyo Sports listed its five biggest Japanese pro wrestling news stories of 2016 as: 1) Shinsuke Nakamura leaves New Japan for WWE (not mentioning his success in WWE, just the leaving); 2) Pro Wrestling NOAH being sold; 3) The huge popularity of Los Ingobernables en Japon and Tetsuya Naito; 4) Death of Hayabusa; 5) Kento Miyahara becomes All Japan’s top star as Triple Crown champion.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      (not mentioning his success in WWE, just the leaving)

      I’m not sure I’d call being champion of a development promotion success for a guy of Nakmura’s standing.

      • jobber123

        If anything hes either regressed or gotten hurt and isn’t doing great as a draw.

        • PhilStubington

          The promo work by Joe was exceptional, but the Joe vs Nak matches have all been a little underwhelming.

    • Wade

      NOBODY saw Kento immediately making the leap he did.

      And he’s probably still got two or three leaps in him.

      His ceiling seems NJPW main eventer level.

      • jobber123

        I’m glad (thanks to you) I’ve caught on to him early.

  • jobber123

    Lol

    Teddy Hart (Ted Annis, 36), was arrested on 1/1 in Arlington, TX on charges of hazardous driving and attempting to evade a lawful arrest. Pro Wrestling Sheet reported that Annis was also allegedly operating a vehicle without consent of its owner and the police report also claimed he was intoxicated. Bond was set at $6,500.

    • jobber123

      The last podcast I heard Teddy on he bragged about taking limos because he has no license now.

      • juvydriver

        Was that Talk is Jericho? He was really going on about how he’s turned things around and is different, etc. The more things change…

    • Adam Wright

      If he wasn’t such a dickshit, he could have had an amazing career.

      • Night

        He was the best out of his generation of Harts. It was insane how good he was at an early age.

        • Miko363

          It was insane how insane he was at an early age.

          • Night

            That, too.

            No grown man should love cats that much.

      • dickshit.

        hm.

        never heard that before.

        • Adam Wright

          it’s one of my favourite insults to mutter, little dickshit.

    • P.K.

      Yup, posted that 2 days ago…Teddy was obviously arrested by a dumb/jealous cop…No way those charges stick…

  • Not to lessen 5 deaths, but this was also on Drudge’s site:

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/nation-world/national/article124842824.html

    Yup.

    • Scottyflamingo

      I don’t take anything as gospel, but if Drudge reports the same thing as the Guardian it is probably pretty solid.

      • Well, bear in mind Drudge just compiles links.

  • PhilStubington

    The problem with book ending the WoS special with Grado vs Dave Mastiff is historical context. WoS was taken off TV in large part because of its dated appearance involving Big Daddy vs Haystacks – in other words two fat fucks wrestling one of whom was a borderline comedy character.

    So the worst thing you can do is show the largest casual audience you’re going to get is that basically the product hasn’t changed. They lost a quarter of their audience during that opening match and they gained no additional eye-balls at any point in the show.

    • Adam Wright

      they needed a guy with real name value for that opening match to get people involved, not Grado. Davey Boy Smith Jnr should have had that spot.

      • PhilStubington

        Yeah I’d have probably gone with DBS Jr vs a strong and obvious heel. I might have tried to go for Drew Galloway since he’s got name value as well.

    • Night

      I fucking hate Grado. Not a fan of comedy wrestlers in general.

      • Adam Wright

        There’s a place for Comedy wrestlers, front and centre is not it.

  • jobber123

    Isn’t it kind of funny Texanos new feud in LU is based on him not being famous even though hes the aaa champ?

    • Adam Wright

      Is that the Canadian branch of AA?

    • Wade

      That’s kind of sad.

      He’s got a stranglehold on that thing too. The only time he hasn’t had it was when he got dumped for ADR.

      • jobber123

        They brought him in to LU has adrs death feud opponet but at this point he’s probably on a ziggler level on the show. (Ziggler a few years ago when he was just a geek, not the current uber buried one)

        • Scottyflamingo

          Texano is probably the only boring guy in LU

    • Scottyflamingo

      That’s just Famous B being a clueless putz.

  • Huh. Being reported that one of the shooters wore a Star Wars shirt.

    Wonder if there will be more than one shooter when all is said and done, or if it will get redacted.

    • Biff ♥ You

      TSA reporting a possible second shooter now.

      • Yeah, but we’re still early. The Batman shooter in CO was thought to be more than one at first, and Columbine was supposed to have had more than the two who capped themselves.

        Fucking horrible no matter what.

        And, this may come off wrong, but those inclined to do this sort of thing seem to seek out areas where guns are prohibited.

        • PhilStubington

          Plenty in places with loads of guns as well..

          June 2013: An Army captain at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas was allegedly shot and wounded by her common-law husband,

          September 2013: Twelve people died and four were injured after a government contractor opened fire inside the Navy Yard complex in Washington, D.C.,

          March 2014: A sailor was killed while trying to stop a gunman attempting to board a ship in Norfolk, Va

          On April 2, 2014, a shooting spree occurred at several locations on the Fort Hood military base

          The 2015 Fort Bliss shooting occurred on January 6, 2015, when Jerry
          Serrato, a 48-year-old U.S. Army veteran, fatally shot Dr. Timothy
          Fjordbak

          Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez opened fire on two military installations in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on July 16, 2015. He first committed a drive-by shooting at a recruiting center, then traveled to a U.S. Navy Reserve center.

          • I was talking about mass shootings. Some of those don’t qualify. And, I’m not saying the possible presence of guns deters ALL violence. It does, however, seem to help. But, that’s a deep discussion with data on both sides than can be used to support either argument. I don’t have a license to carry a concealed, but I may change that. Wouldn’t help me in today’s situation; odds are I wouldn’t have it on me at the airport for obvious reasons.

            Which is sort of my point. I also see what you’re saying.

    • Adam Wright

      Maybe it’s both one shooter and multiple.
      It could be an attack of the clones.

  • jobber123

    I do kind of love the “Get your shit in” chant from pwg.

    • Scottyflamingo

      After last night, I hate wrestling fans. Everyone is worried more about getting themselves over than the guys in the ring.

      • jobber123

        What show was this?

      • juvydriver

        Lance Storm said that about fans when he was in ECW. He said, “they aren’t fans of us, they are fans of the fans at the arena.”

      • jobber123

        But I agree a lot of these dipshit fans are ruining wrestling for me.

  • Biff ♥ You

    For a shooting that’s only two hours old, I’m legitimately shocked they’ve already released the name of the suspect. It feels very rushed for some reason.

    • The Rabid One

      Here are the rules for mass shootings

      If the guy is white, black or Hispanic instant release

      If he is muslim or Middle eastern lineage, we will wait as long as possible because reasons…. PC, want all info, fear of back lash, you name it.

      • Seems legit (no sarcasm intended).

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        I feel that’s evolved now to quickly releasing the name to allay fears of terrorism.

  • Jackson Smith

    Ewwww. I’m born in NJ, don’t be a disgrace to us, nutjob shooters!

    • Biff ♥ You

      He apparently emptied three magazines, then just sat down and waited to be arrested.

      • Jackson Smith

        Reading a dogeared copy of Catcher in the Rye?

        “NOOOOOO GRAVY!”

      • Death Rollins

        Did he tell them he doesn’t like Mondays?

    • RedStorm

      Seconded.

  • jobber123

    Meltzer gave game 5 between Cage and Texano ****. It was really good. And then snarked em…

    Dario Cueto came out and told him that he wasn’t going to tell him what the opportunity was in front of the fans because they would be too weak minded to understand it. He told Cage to come into his office. He gave Cage something to put on his fist. Evidently it’s the latest in modern Lucha Underground magic. If modern magic pro wrestling was working, ratings wouldn’t be falling and people wouldn’t be talking less and less about this company. Cage at first turned it down. But then put it on, and he got this rush of power. Cage, more than anyone, probably understood that feeling, grabbed Cueto and saw he was stronger than ever before. So he said he’d keep it.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    I’m not reading anything about the shooting until its over.

    The live reports are without fail filled with untrue garbage whenever something like this happens.

    • Totally valid point. Yet, I find myself scouring for info, and I don’t trust mainstream media – or barely any media, really – at all.

    • thatguyJMM

      You’re not missing much. It’s apparently Obama’s fault for “not saying ISIS”

  • Wade

    From last July:

    Killer Elite Squad (Davey Boy Smith Jr & Lance Archer) vs Naomichi Marufuji & Toru Yano

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wQ0TH-tvgZo

    • Wade

      Archer is Dallas/Lance Hoyt from TNA and Vance Archer from WWeCW.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      KES is wrestling Guerillas of Destiny at Wrestle Circus next week!

  • Mick

    Guess all those previous “thoughts and prayers” didn’t stop this shooter. Oh well, maybe *this* time it will work.

    • Aaron

      He must have been feeling economic anxiety.

  • jobber123

    ROH offered Fish more money than wwe. Probably a good indicator that nxt deals are pretty cheap. I hope Joe is at least getting 10k a month. ..

    • P.K.

      Joe needs at least 10k a week just to cover his food expenses…

      • jobber123

        He’s FAT~

    • And A Diddly New Year

      Wasn’t it reported that Joe had a better contract than everyone else? I don’t know if he’s making main event level money like Nakamura but he’s living comfortably

    • PhilStubington

      Joe’s getting merch money as well – much more than Fish would get.

  • Esteban Santiago.

    How long before the conversation turns towards “We need to build that wall”?

    • RedStorm

      ALLEGEDY former military.

    • Mick

      Seconds after they released his name.

    • Jackson Smith

      Nah, not when he was born in NJ. Instead – military ID, allegedly emptied three magazines and just sat down waiting to be arrested, allegedly screamed “I’m not Jewish” despite being named, uh, Esteban Santiago…if I were a betting man, we’re gonna end up on mentally ill with untreated PTSD, will be used as a hammer to blame Obama “not taking care of veterans” or some such rhetoric.

      • RedStorm

        Bingo.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Didn’t you hear today? The wall’s all but built. Trump just has to negotiate with Mexico to pay back US taxpayers for footing the bill.

    • Aaron

      They’re already building the fence wall. MAGA

  • jobber123

    Dave is saying Cena taking Reigns to task on twitter for bragging about money when he’s still a work in progress was a shoot.

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    If omega leaves the Japanese fans are going to be a lot more upset.

    He might not get the same respeful good bye. AJ never spoke Japanese to tell them he wasn’t going anywhere and shit talk the WWE all the time. There was shock, but no outright lie.

    Japan gets weird about loyalty too.

    • Night

      Yeah, I remember Foley mentioned how Terry Funk wasn’t as big a star in the mid 90s in Japan because he came back after an elaborate retirement ceremony in the 80s.

  • The Rabid One

    Full Left wing Liberals and full Right wings conservative are currently stumped on how to respond to a Hispanic shooter.

    A tweet said the left can pull a magic trick and transform the Hispanic into a white guy like they did with Zimmerman.

    I laughed at that.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I like how you lump everyone into one giant category. I’m sure it feels good for you. 🙂

      • The Rabid One

        It does, it makes it easier on Christmas when I give out gifts.

        Hmm, you have how many in your family, six?? Fuck individuality, you all get that Extra large Fruit Cake.

      • Aaron

        I think people get it twisted. I want Mr. Trump to fail spectacularly because he is a monster, but that doesn’t mean I want chaos.

    • Aaron

      Hope he’s arrested and faces justice. It’s that easy.

      Yours, a Leftist.

  • jobber123

    Anytime a military guy does something crazy I never believe a word the government or media says. We’ll never hear this real story.

    • RedStorm

      You used to be able to pay attention to the initial reports because that was the truth before the government covered up the facts. Now you can’t believe the initial stories because so many people wanna be funny and create fake reports.

  • P.K.

    Matt Bonner retired today…Dude was a great Spur, wish him the best..

    https://youtu.be/sW2DRe_g8qA

    • Mick

      And his name was close to Boner.

    • P.K.

      That retirement video is fucking epic btw…

    • Night

      Fans LOVED him in Toronto.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Red Rocket, baby!

  • Brian_Bayless

    Finished Okada vs. Omega.

    *****, easily.

    • razor172

      Omega is setting the blueprint for anybody that wants to succeed in the modern era without Vince. Even his trolling tweets are 5 stars.

  • Brian_Bayless

    The last four matches of WK were incredible and nothing was close to bad.

    Really an all-time classic show.

    • Night

      I heard Dave Meltzer really liked the main event.

  • johntcole

    Davey Richards returns to the TNA PPV tonight.

    The buyrate just shot up by A MILLION

  • Brian_Bayless

    What do you do with Omega now in NJPW.?

    He has to come back and turn face at this point.

    • Biff ♥ You

      If he were turning face upon his return, wouldn’t it have made sense for the Bullet Club to turn on him at New Year Dash?

      • Brian_Bayless

        Havent seen that yet.

        I’d have kept him off NYD if I was in charge.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Omega was in a nothing ten man tag against the old guys. He was on the losing team when Bone Soldier took the fall.

    • Wade

      Elgin feud?

    • Aaron

      That’s basically the death knell of Bullet Club, so they have to be really careful. You could use BC as part of an offensive against Suzuki-Gun, maybe.

      • Biff ♥ You

        With Suzuki-gun, Los Ingobernables de Japon and Chaos all in the mix, maybe it’s time for the Bullet Club to fade out?

        • Aaron

          They’re already a midcard stable. Stables in Japan stick around for a long time anyway.

        • Wade

          I think we’re going to see LiJ turn face if anything.

          • Aaron

            That seems like a given. Naito bowing to Tana makes it.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I was just thinking that.

      If he stays it will be a clear choosing NJPW over Vince.

      I’d honestly have him do a shocking return to save Okada from a suzuki-gun beat down. Give Suzuki the title and make him a monster.

      Omega says NJPW is his (or the bullet club’s depending on how many facet turns you want) home and he won’t let Suzuki kill it like he killed NOAH. Face turn done.

      Rather than disband, transition Bullet Club to be a Ring of Honor stable full time built around Adam Cole and Cody Rhodes is what I would do

      • Aaron

        BC is a useful way to get over foreign talent, and it’s not like Japanese promotions are shy about long-running stables. CHAOS has been around for what, eight years?

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          Yeah. BC just being a mid card stable is fine. No need to blow it up and lose the group that cross promotes well with the West.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Looks like reports of a second shooter was premature, thankfully.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      Good.

    • The Rabid One

      That’s the only time when premature is good.

    • Death Rollins

      That usually seems like the case in situations like these. There’s so much chaos that people believe it must be shots from multiple places.

  • RedStorm

    The main event of Mania should be an Iron Man Match between Goldberg and Lesnar.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      15 minutes?

      • RedStorm

        2 hours.

    • P.K.

      That would be fantastic

  • Dude… turn the sound off your phone at the press conference that has the guitar riff at the start of Prince’s Kiss

    • RedStorm

      That will become a thing. Reporters setting their ringtones to funny songs during press conferences.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        “Could you please comment on the difficulty of –“**SHE’S MY CHERRY PIE!**

        • RedStorm

          Man I hope so.

  • RedStorm

    Let him finish lady. He’s answering YOUR question. Jesus Christ.

    • they are the worst

    • I liked the guy who was asked what kind of gun.
      He said they didn’t have that at this time
      guy processed to ask about specific kinds of guns

      • RedStorm

        What kind of gun was it?
        -“we’re unaware at this time”
        Was it a SigSauer 1911?
        -“SECURITY!”

  • P.K.

    Fact: I’ve only seen 1 Kenny Omega match in my life and he was outwrestled by a 5 year old girl in that match…Dude is nothing special at all, but I’m sure he’ll make a great addition to 205 Live one day…

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      This is a weak troll even by your standards.

      If he leaves, he’s leaving for big money and a major role, not a cruiser weight position.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        You broke Rule #1: don’t respond to PK.

      • P.K.

        Again, I’ve only seen him wrestle against 5 year old girls but I honestly don’t see much in this guy’s future..He seems like he’d be nothing but a comedy act in the WWE

        • jobber123

          He probably wouldn’t be, but he’s awesome

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    I can’t figure out which app to download on my PS4 to watch all the soccers

  • The Rabid One

    Apparently the guy flew in from Canada with a checked bag. The same checked bag that had the gun.

    • And A Diddly New Year

      “Ft Lauderdale shooter flew in from Canada! Unacceptable! Neighbors to our north? They’ll be sorry when we’re through with them!” – @RealDonaldTrump

      • The Rabid One

        Time for a Snow Wall to stop those Snow Backs.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        “Florida shooting highlights need to secure border, and start taking war on terror serious. We can do this!” – @RealDonaldTrump

    • True story:

      I always carry a knife. Not a pocket knife per say, but one that can do some damage if necessary. The last time I flew, I had it in my pocket (clips to it), and I remembered that I couldn’t take it on the plane. So, I put it in one of my bags.

      My carry on.

      Whoopsie.

      It didn’t get noticed. I didn’t realize what happened until I went looking for it.

      I have no problem believing the guy did the same with a gun, assuming it was a pistol. Rifle would be difficult.

  • Biff ♥ You

    I get that they need to get some information out for the press, but when 80% of your responses are “I won’t be commenting on that” or “cannot say”, it’s like ‘what’s the point?’

    • Adam Wright

      Because if they don’t hold a press conference then the press start running with rumours and state that the police haven’t officially denied them.

    • They should just issue a statement and not take questions.

  • Wade

    Wiffle brought it up on the 4th, but it would be really awesome if NJPW let Kojima do a tour with AJPW for a returning legends feud and match with Miyahara.

    They’ve done stuff like that before, and they might do it just to spite NOAH.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I actually really want an AJPW tie in somehow this year. Possibly a G1 spot for Miyahara.

      Litterslly just so I can laugh at the Fuck you to NOAH

      • Wade

        Aoyogi was in the J Cup so Uncle Jun seems to be at least in communication with them.

  • First the batman shooting now a star wars shirt… clearly we need stronger Nerd Culture Control!

  • The Rabid One

    Time to Blame Canada!!!

    • Aaron

      Specifically Night.

      • I knew it! Even it was the bears I knew it was Night.

  • Aaron

    Stupid QT no longer selling big Rice Krispies squares.

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Maude has this awesomely annoying thing where she’ll continuously send me dirty texts on the last day of my workweek to distract me from, y’know, doing my job. So now I have to re-focus by thinking of things like Tomko fighting Stevie Richards in drag or Marv going to Sbarro.

    • Aaron

      She texts stuff like “Bonzai, gimme a beat”?

      • And A Diddly New Year

        Pics of her cosplaying as Felicity Smoak

        • JAWAS ♥ SMOAK

          And now I need to buy my wife different frames.

        • Aaron

          That’s a lot of protein powder and steroids.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            LOL.

        • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

          That’s on the bucket list (sex category)

      • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

        More like her giving me a beat

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    The pics of passengers standing on the tarmac at Ft. Lauderdale are genuinely creepy. Like a real disaster movie.

  • Biff ♥ You

    The benefit of living in the midst of the digital revolution is that people can get photos and videos of breaking news events as they happen on their phones.

    The downside of living in the midst of the digital revolution is that people can get photos and videos of breaking news events as they happen on their phones.

    • Aaron

      Also porn.

  • P.K.

    94 degrees 2 days ago, now it’s in the 40s all day…SMH

    • Matt_Indeed.

      That sucks as much as Lesbian Eugene!

  • Matt_Indeed.

    ESPN headline: “Alabama vs. Clemson: How we got here.”
    Answer: Lots of money.

  • Hot Take: Shepard Smith isn’t bad during these kind of situations. HE says some dumb shit at times but what ever that is inside a person to give them a healthy fear of being on live TV is broken and dead inside him so he doesn’t freak out trying to fill every second with words because there might be a half second of dead air to collect your thoughts.
    The dude is fine letting things breath.

    • Brian_Bayless

      He’s fine at his job

    • Kenny_Reigns

      He’s better at live breaking news than most.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Shepard Smith is the only thing about Fox News that is halfway decent.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Megyn Kelly was more than halfway decent until she left, if you catch my meaning.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          Yes, I do.

      • The Professor

        when I used to watch red eye, it was a good show

  • Wade

    WK12 Predictions:

    Kenny Omega (c) vs Tetsuya Naito-IWGP Championship
    Kazuchika Okada (face) vs Hiroshi Tanahashi (heel)
    Minoru Suzuki (c) vs Katsuyori Shibata-IC Title
    Hirooki Goto (c) vs KUSHIDA-NEVER Openweigjt Title

    • Biff ♥ You

      As long as we get Shibata/Ospreay at some point this year, I dig it.

    • Wade

      Let’s throw in Hiromu Takahashi (c) vs Will Ospreay-Jr Heavyweight

      And

      Young Bucks (c) vs Fujin & Rajin (whatever they settle on for names)-Jr Tag Titles

      • Aaron

        I’d love WWE to name the Fujin/Rajin team. FUJIN! Wait, that doesn’t work. RAJIN! Nailed it.

    • I would swap Omega & Okada in match and role (Omega will be a babyface, and a heel Okada will drop the title to a babyface Naito), and possibly have the IC title on Shibata for that match, but that seems ok. A lot can change in a year though. today is the anniversary of Nakamura announcing his departure. Before that everyone assumed that the natural main event for the Dome this year was him vs Okada.

    • PATRICKisLEGEND

      Needs more Undertaker.

  • Biff ♥ You

    For those who had 3:47 PM EST in the ‘Politician Politicizes the Tragedy’, congratulations!

    • who?

      • Biff ♥ You

        Senator Bill Nelson of Florida

    • Adam Wright

      Trumps been slow to tweet.

      • The Rabid One

        Trump was actually measured.

        • HartKiller_09

          And didn’t even wait until he could link it to Isis!

  • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

    Re; Omega face turn.

    It occurs to me that the swerve meaning of his tweet that the path changes but goals remain the same would be him denouncing the Bullet Club and turning face.

    Litterslly the goal remains the same of the IWGP gold

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    That shooter wasn’t a real Star Wars fan. I bet he thought the concept of midichlorians to determine Force users was a fine idea.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      He’s not a real Star Wars fan because Han Solo shot first.

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        … I’m going to hell for that one…

    • Aaron

      Also he’s Hispan-

      …uh oh

      • The Professor

        and came from canada

  • Marvy J. Blige – #6

    Hmm. This is really upsetting. There should be an app for all the soccers, what the hell

  • johntcole

    Worst thing is the people dead or injured of course, but now flying is going to be even more of a pain in the ass.

    Thanks you fucking murdering dick!

    • Dwayne

      You pretty much have to do everything except strip naked to get by TSA as it is. How much worse can it get?

      • johntcole

        How far can they train the TSA agents to stick their hands up your ass

      • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

        The FAA basically locked down the airport. Flights in a 50 mile radius diverted. All other Florida airports on heightened alert. Seriously — who needs to plant a bomb or highjack a plane anymore? Just send a handful of guys simultaneously into different airports, have them fire blindly, and you could stop most air travel in the country for hours.

    • The Rabid One

      Canada better up their game and start poking people all over their body.

    • And he’s ex-military, right? But we won’t screen ex-military, because that would be disrespecting the troops who defend your national anthem or flag or something something Constitution.

      • Fat, Ugly Inner-City Sweathog

        What do you mean “screen ex-military”?

  • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

    Keegan-Michael Key joining “The Predator”. Interesting.

  • I hope they fix disqus soon. It’s far from ideal right now.

    • Bonzai <3 Felicity S&Moak

      I’m just refreshing every 60 seconds. More F5s than a career’s worth of Brock.