BoD Daily Update: January 9th, 2017

WWE.com RAW Preview

http://www.wwe.com/shows/raw/2017-01-09

 

Kenny Omega Update

Omega’s contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling expires on January 31st. According to people Dave Meltzer has spoken with in Japan they believe Omega will return to the company in March.

Credit Dave Meltzer, Wrestling Observer Radio

 

ESPN.com Power Rankings

http://www.espn.com/wwe/story/_/id/18419104/wwe-aj-styles-starts-2017-unanimous-no-1-wwe-power-rankings

  • Oh, hey. Lookie here. Hoss rules.

  • Good morning, BoD.

  • Night

    I feel like Kenny’s definitely returning…to the warm bosom of WWE!!!

    He’ll be the next one to test his courage against Braun Strowman while Mick Foley berates him for having courage!

    • No way, not only will Kenny be champion by the time G1 does their LA shows but if he’s not…I’ll eat something hilarious!

  • Facts

    Come back Kenny

  • I saw Wrestle Kingdom over the weekend…..I will go on record saying that Omega/Okada is the greatest match I’ve ever seen in my life. My ratings:

    RAMBO – **
    Tiger Mask W vs. Tiger Mask Dark – **3/4
    Young Bucks vs. Roppongi Vice – **3/4
    NEVER 6-man Gauntlet Match – ***
    Cody vs. Juice – ***
    Kyle O’Reilly vs. Adam Cole – ***1/4
    GBH vs. CHAOS vs. GoD – ***1/2
    Kushida vs. Himoru Takahashi – ****1/4
    Shibata vs. Goto – ****1/2
    Tanahashi vs. Naito – ****1/2
    Omega vs. Okada – GMOAT! (Also *****)

    • Facts

      I gave the main 10 stars.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Negative ratings for every match you must really hate NJPW

    • rxchrisg

      I loved when KUSHIDA caught takahashi in the arm bar when he jumped to the outside!

      The only match I don’t agree with you on is Tiger Mask W,but only because I was so psyched for it because of the TV show. The actual match really only was 2 or 3 stars like you said.

      • And if anything, I think I was a bit too nice to the Tiger Mask match but whatever.

        Also, that arm bar spot was awesome! I screamed HOLY SHIT when I saw it

        • rxchrisg

          So did I!!

          Like I said,the only reason I was really into the live action anime match was that I really wanted to see a live action anime,it wasn’t a great match at all. Goku/Vegeta will blow it away next year.

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      I think the Bucks and RPG Vice deserve AT LEAST three stars (and i gave it more) for working in opener high spots *and* telling a good redemption story for Rocky after a year of being the team’s weak link.

      Other than that these are pretty spot on give or take a quarter star

      • I can see why somebody would give RPG/Bucks a higher score than I did but I wasn’t really grabbed by this match. It’s a case where they all have done better.

  • maskedcabana

    Who debuts on Raw first: Omega or Emmalina?

  • The Polish Hammer
  • Six Star TatR!

    A lot of debate on whether TatR is a six star poster or maybe just a five 3/4 star poster rounded up to six stars. Actually TatR is a six and a half star poster rounded down to six.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I give this post **1/2. It was alright, but there was a lot of stalling.

      • Aaron

        Larry! Larry! Larry!

      • Six Star TatR!

        I’ll accept this.

  • The Polish Hammer

    So with the big college game tonight, does RAW viewership fall below 2.5 million?

    • johntcole

      Wasn’t the viewership last year for the game kinda eh?

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I have learned never to doubt Nick Saban.

    Bama – 31
    Clemson – 21

  • Matt_Indeed.

    The last place in the world right now where I want to be is at work.

  • Facts

    I guess today will be a day of refresh.

    • Adam Wright

      For some reason, the Daily Thread is hit with this but the Observer Feedback thread which at the moment has more posts to show anyway is working fine.
      The Weekend threads were working as well.

  • johntcole

    Still don’t know why so many people want a double turn for Styles vs Cena at the Rumble. First of all the novelty of Cena as a straight up heel is long gone and Cena rightfully wouldn’t want to do it anyway with his MAW stuff still so prominent. Second, AJ is a terrible “pure” face and a non threatening “badass” face. Let him stay with his current asshole character that a chunk of the crowd still cheers for.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Cena isn’t turning heel. People who fantasy book that are wasting their time

      • johntcole

        If Cena cheats to win at the Rumble that’s fine.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Sure, but that’s not a heel turn.

    • Aaron

      Cena is fine as the “edgy” face who the kids like.

  • Facts

    Taker should beat Styles in 30 seconds at Wrestlemania then say he wants a real challenge.

    Then out comes Cena.*

    * Don’t you ever do this Vince.

    • Aaron

      WHATAMANEUVER

  • Adam Wright

    Reading through the spoilers for TNA’s next month of tapings and so far it sound pretty decent. Nothing i’m going to tune in for, but better than it was and nothing insultingly bad.

    • Nothing insultingly bad, except the logo.

      • DAJackson7

        That new logo is awful

  • Man…free day at work. I know what I’m doing!

    *fires up NWA World Championship Wrestling*

  • Facts

    I hope Okada NEVER takes the dragon superplex bump again. He could land wrong and break his neck.

  • johntcole

    If I’m Omega I ask WWE for a shit load of money and some guaranteed creative freedom for my character (not for match finishes though). If they actually agree I’d say it’s worth coming back.

    • Miko363

      The closest thing they have to creative control nowadays is indirectly related to pay. If they bring in Omega at bigger money than most of the roster, they WILL push him to justify the expense.

      AJ and Balor are prime examples of that thus far.

      • johntcole

        Creative will listen to your ideas if they like them though.

        • Miko363

          But…but Cody said they pretended to be on their laptops the whole time!

          • johntcole

            Cody has legit gripes but there’s always two sides to every story.

          • Aaron

            You’d think a guy who grew up in thith bidneth, daddeh would have known to go to Vince.

          • Well…it was Cody

      • Aaron

        AJ also has a family Stateside. To my knowledge Omega isn’t married/doesn’t have kids, so he has fewer concerns with being out of Manitoba for periods of time. It’s a unique situation.

        • Miko363

          Oh for sure, and I’m not saying Omega should or should not come to WWE. Just saying that if WWE pays him enough money to jump, they’re not gonna have him be a Smackdown job guy when they can pay someone $50k to do that.

        • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

          It’s almost more like signing a foreign star than getting a guy to come back to North America. More signing Shinsuke than AJ in terms of his personal life.

          He went to Japan TO WORK BINGO HALL INDYS

          He just wants to be there and made it his home.

      • johntcole

        But Ryback said Vince thought AJ was a jobber, surely he wasn’t being full of shit?

      • Stan Ford

        This. I’m sure that seeing how Balor and AJ got treated on NXT and the main roster respectively has softened him a bit on his opinion of the way the WWE handles incoming established talent, but AJ had a long history in the US wrestling North American style matches and Balor, well, let’s just say I have serious doubts about how his career would have gone without the bodypaint gimmick.

        Omega is almost exclusively used to indie and Japanese style matches and has no North American history to speak of. If he signs on, he’s looking at a stint in NXT and probably a significant one to break him into what the WWE looks for in matches. He’s 34.

        Is he really looking to be told how to wrestle for a year or two at 34 so he can get a token WWE push justified only by his salary (since there’s always gonna be a bias in Vince’s eyes against dudes small enough to be juniors)?

        I doubt it. Top WWE salaries are higher than top NJPW salaries, but he’s a legit superstar main event guy in Japan.

        • rxchrisg

          ROH is North America

          • Stan Ford

            RoH is closer to the Japanese style than American.

    • Aaron

      I wonder with someone like Omega how long the honeymoon lasts. He could become Just Another Guy pretty quickly, whereas in NJPW he knows he’s a main event guy. I can’t imagine the money difference between main event Japan and Another Guy WWE is worth the extra work.

      • Wade

        His ceiling has been vastly overstated over the last year by the internet hype machine too.

        Is “Next Jericho” a good enough ceiling to avoid the crowd turning on it?

        • Aaron

          People forget that he’d be going from a well-booked promotion that is currently on a roll to one that is decidedly less on a roll.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Omega is not a fit for corporate wrestling. I think he knows this too.

  • And we start with like a 10 minute squash…with The Barbarian! 1987 still a horrible year for Crockett

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I can’t sit through any 80’s match for longer than 5 minutes. The amount of stalling, headlocks and general lying around is brutal. I’ve been desensitized to modern wrestling. I used to be able to watch 3 hour Crockett shows, but I just can’t do it anymore.

      I need flash and pageantry and spectacle in my wrestling now.

      • Brian_Bayless

        You must have loved the Rock’s segment from WM 32 then

        • You have no idea how over The Rock made fire! That should’ve main-evented instead of Roman

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I didn’t care for it.

      • Bones

        I can’t binge watch Crockett. One or two episodes tops and I do skip through shit squashes.

      • Yeah, I skipped it. I’m on a slightly more interesting match…Luger and Windham

  • Adam Wright

    Not to go all conspiracy theorist here, but i wonder if the issue with Disqus is something to do with Bayless’ profile.

    The weekend threads that were posted by other people worked fine and the other threads today (such as the Observer thread) is working fine.

    • Facts

      Someone is playing with us in a non consensual way.

    • Six Star TatR!

      He has his threads set to Evil, I guess.

  • Most predictable entertainment headline of the year (so far): Host Jimmy Fallon Flounders On Dull Awards Show

    http://deadline.com/2017/01/2017-golden-globes-show-review-jimmy-fallon-flounders-donald-trump-nbc-1201880939/

    • Clark O’Brien

      I don’t get his appeal. I guess he’s so middle of the road he doesn’t upset anyone too much?

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        That’s exactly it.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Matchbox Twenty’s first album sold 12 million copies

        • Wade

          That was a good album!

    • RedStorm

      “Unfunny man makes unfunny jokes, laughs awkwardly. Next at 11”

  • Facts

    I have an eye doctor’s appointment and I am beyond excited to get a new prescription to see.

    Stupid vision insurance not rolling over and waiting forever to get on your wife’s plan that is better than the place you work for.

  • Wade

    The size and athleticism, the mannerisms that project easily to large crowds, the instincts that always let him know when and why to do certain things and OF COURSE those amaze balls finishing sequences…

    Kazuchika Okada is like an even better Randy Orton. He’s had just a wall to wall amazing year!

    • Glenn_Frogington_The_3rd

      Okada isn’t just better, he outclasses Orton in all regaurds.

      And I *like* Orton.

      • Wade

        He’s the Best Case Scenario of what could have been. It’s amazing.

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    Okada is like Orton, but with a lameass finish.

    • Wade

      In his defense, lariats are historically instant Death in Japan. And no one kicked out in three years from it.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        Yeah.
        I just don’t appreciate it visually.
        Like the match where he won the title back from Naito he hit three in a row and I thought they were all junk.

    • Who are you to doubt the RAINMAIKA!

    • Facts

      Lariats are popular over in Japan.

      • AnInternetToughGuy

        I know.
        But his short arm clothesline looks horrible to me unless Styles is murdering himself selling it.

  • And A Diddly New Year

    Sweet merciful crap that TNA logo is awful. I demand we make owl puns about it all day. It’ll be a hoot!

    • Facts

      LOL gotta put Anthem under the logo.

    • DAJackson7

      I thought it was an owl too! But ffs they say it is an eagle

    • I want to believe they wanted to rename it the Anthem Wrestling League and told the community college graphic design class they hired to draw a new logo for the AWL.

    • Six Star TatR!

      They’ve changed it already, this is the new one: https://i.imgflip.com/1h8k7l.jpg

      • Facts

        How nice

    • Who?

    • RedStorm

      By using the crown of his helmet?

  • Bones

    A hot rematch for the national title or 3 hours of general boredom?

    Tough call.

    • RedStorm

      It’s either going to be a blowout caused by the Bama D or a blowout caused by Jalen Hurts playing like a freshman in a big spot.

  • Diddly

    Alabama vs Clemson Drinking Game:

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

    • DAJackson7

      Hahaha #5

    • RedStorm

      “When Alabama creates some ridiculous perceived slight to be motivated, drink” could be added.

    • Aaron

      Take one drink for each tooth an Alabama fan has.

      Wow I’m sober.

  • Wade

    TNA tapings result she look very interesting…

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Why? I only read a day or two of them and they sounded like typical boring TNA.

      • Wade

        30 minute Lashley-Eddie iron match taped last night.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Oh. Yeah, that looks good. The rest looks pretty awful.

          • Wade

            McIntyre being the Grand Champion with the WoS rules looks promising.

            We’ll see if the concept itself is bad, or if Sandow and Moose were just two very wrong guys for that job.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I suppose. He’s made it known he wants out of TNA ASAP, though.

          • And THIS should be the nail in the coffin for any actual WoS “revival”

            WHEN FUCKING TNA IS DOING YOUR COMPANY BETTER THAN YOU ARE, just quit.

  • Brian_Bayless

    Big BoD RAW Tonight:

    Two debuts, RudoWakening and myself!
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Marv vs. Cultstatus
    BoD Rumble Qualifier: Curtzerker vs. TatR & Vinson

    And the main event, Hoss vs. Dwarn inside Hell in a Cell!

    • I RESPECT YOU, BOOKERMAN!

    • Facts

      I am on the phone with Bonnie Hammer right now to replace Raw with BoD Raw. We are debating a price now.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Marv vs Cult, wow I don’t know who to root for!

    • Night

      Can no one stop the path of destruction of Dwarn?!?

      • Aaron

        Someone else whose stats are turned up all the way?

  • Now it’s time for a Ronnie Garvin training montage! He’s running AND swimming!

  • Six Star TatR!

    What does Ric Flair do to his owl friends on social media? Tweet whoo!

    • Six Star TatR!

      come on guys

  • RedStorm

    Alabama players said they feel like underdogs because people are saying they could be upset by Clemson. That good ole SEC edumacation

    • Miko363

      All you need to do to motivate college players nowadays seems to be just walking into the locker room and saying “this guy was talking shit about you!”

      • RedStorm

        “Hey D line, this QB tried to slide into your girl’s DMs!”

        • Buster Abbott

          “Hey you, let’s fight!”
          “Them’s fightin’ words!”

  • Ewww…there’s sensual sax in this Garvin training montage! And it’s doing a super-close up of his sweaty biceps

  • WWF1987

    enuhito(English)
    ‏@enuhito_eng
    NJPW announced that they changed the contract of their rosters to multi-year deal.
    I hope they have done all.

    • Man…Kidaani is really on a warpath of revenge for WWE stealing AJ/Nakamura/Gallows/Anderson last year

      • Aaron

        That’s very odd as the promotion is still doing well. The Americans were leaving at some point.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    I feel like it’s pointless to speculate on Omega in WWE, and how WWE views talent in general, until after the Royal Rumble. That one show is going to clue us in for much of the coming year.

  • Adam Wright

    Due to privacy setting through my work PC. Everytime i refresh the site, i have to log back into to Disqus manually before it will let me comment/upvote.
    Makes coming here even more annoying at the moment.

  • Diddly

    Anthem has worked out a deal with Disney for the rerelease of The Sword in the Stone, but Merlin’s owl is renamed TNArchimedes

    • Night

      Get out.

  • Facts

    AMC Theaters To Allow The Changing Of Wrestling TV Show Logos To Birds During Movies In Effort To Appeal To Millennials.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Nice avatar

    • Aaron

      Millenni-owls

  • Six Star TatR!

    Anthem have confirmed that the head referee in TNA will continue to be Owl Hebner

  • Diddly

    TNA has a new logo! I’m talon everyone!

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Is Anthem FINALLY dropping the TNA name? Because I’m pretty sure it was Dixie who was holding onto it (at least that’s what Hogan has said because he claims he and Bischoff were pushing her to rebrand the company completely as Impact Wrestling and she wouldn’t budge)

    • Aaron

      To be fair anyone with an IQ above Vince Russo’s knew that name was awful.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        I honestly think the company was doomed to mediocrity (or worse) the moment it was branded “TNA.”

        The name of the company is “Tits and Ass Wrestling.” Who would ever take that seriously?

      • rxchrisg

        Get it,bro? Like TITS!!

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    So I guess what we’re all saying this morning is TNA will have a greater impact with their switch over to hoot matches…

  • Facts

    Impact will now be a hoot on Thursday nights.

  • Aaron

    I hope TNA doesn’t get a bunch of fair feather fans.

  • Miko363

    Has anyone at TNA Mecca proclaimed that The New Day is secretly voicing their allegiance with TNA when they hoot like owls in their promos?

    You might even say they’re in…..cahoots! HOW BOUT IT!

  • The Polish Hammer

    something something TNA logo something something Hooters

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Will TNA wrestlers now be paid in field mice instead of dog food?

  • Rock and Roll Express vs. Arn and Tully in a No-DQ match. This should be interesting

  • wnyxmcneal

    u2 Joshua Tree tour….

    Well it was nice having a bank account

    • If only they were going anywhere near Indianapolis….

      • wnyxmcneal

        Chicago? Cleveland?

        • Cleaveland is like a 4 hour drive.

          And Chicago sucks

          • wnyxmcneal

            I just assumed the midwest was a small village where you were passive aggressively nice to each other and had polish sausage for dinner

  • Facts

    Who Who Who Who will be debuting soon on Impact.

    • The Polish Hammer

      So Impact thought they’d get free advertising from the New Day?

  • Aaron

    Taloned Nocturnal Avian

    • Facts

      A griffin

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    You know it’s going to be chaos when TNA wrestler contracts keep getting switched around with invitations to Hogwarts.

  • RedStorm

    In order to create a “more diverse fire department” the Tacoma FD changed their application to eliminate asking about arrest history. Hired a white dude never charged with a felony who then almost crashed the fire truck while high and then overdosed and died.

    • Facts

      Lol

    • Aaron

      I didn’t know that pieces of garbage were a distinct community.

    • The Polish Hammer

      I say “mission accomplished”.

      • Aaron

        If only it didn’t destroy a perfectly good fire truck.

    • wnyxmcneal

      I’m starting to think we might not be the master race.

    • Night

      What a dumb way to try to create diversity. Why not fucking go to black and hispanic or whatever communities like churches or schools, etc and recruit like that?

      • Aaron

        Head out to the community colleges.

      • RedStorm

        Becuase it’s easier to assume “those demographics don’t wanna be cops and firefighters because their arrest records will stop them.”

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      “We want to hire more non-white people, so we’re not going to ask about your arrest history!”

      Isn’t that in itself a whole bag of racist assumptions?

      • RedStorm

        100%.

  • Night

    Following in WWE’s footsteps of merging wresting with reality TV, TNA will unveil it’s new concept: Gail Kim taking care of unruly children as the HOOTeNANNY.

  • Diddly

    Women in TNA whose Hooters I’ve seen: Maria, Gail Kim, Brandi Rhodes, Brooke Tessmacher

    Women in TNA whose Hooters I want to see: Chelsea Green, Jade, Marti Bell, Sienna

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      These days, I’d like to see just about any women pro wrestler naked.

      They’re a lot better looking now then they were in the 1980s

      • DAJackson7

        Anyone except Sasha. blew

  • The Polish Hammer

    I wonder how many licks it takes to get to the center of the new Impact logo.

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      3. Always 3.

      • Diddly

        TWO-HOOOOO

  • Bones

    What’s up with TNA/Owl jokes?

    • Diddly

      New logo has an owl in it (see my avatar)

  • wnyxmcneal

    u2 is playing stadiums, which ugh. I might as well start planning my trip to Giants Stadium now. Has anyone ever been to the Linc? Is that also 9th circle of hell?

    But on the other hand, they’re playing One Tree Hill, which holy crap

    • The Polish Hammer

      Apparently Billy Joel is playing Progressive Field in July, which made me wonder when the hell Billy Joel got to the level of playing baseball stadiums outside of New York.

      • wnyxmcneal

        He’s also playing the Braves stadium. I prefer u2 in arenas, it’s more intimate. In a stadium, they feel so far away.

    • Traffic wise? I was at a Phillies game which is half the size but shares the same parking lot. It was a good hour to get out, but fine once on the highway.

      • wnyxmcneal

        Just getting to and from the Linc. I expect traffic to be 7th circle of hell.

        Still prob easier than getting to Met Life

  • What’s Up Jerks?

    • Diddly

      TNA is Owlright!

  • Sitting at home waiting for my tire to get fixed finishing Uncharted 4 and watching old Rumble matches.

  • Six Star TatR!

    Any chance TNA will do another reverse battle royowl?

    • Miko363

      The rate things are going, they’ll have to do a Reverse Loser Leaves TNA Match.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Catering is going to be worse in TNA now, as they have someone at the table waiting to chew food for you and spit it into your mouth.

  • Bones

    Bird seed has to be cheaper than dog food at least

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Owls are meat-eaters. They’d probably prefer the dog food

    • Owls eat Tootsie Pops. Those ain’t cheap.

      • Miko363

        They’d last longer if everyone would just lick the damn things and not take huge bites out of them!

        • RedStorm

          Wa-hahn ta-whooo *crunch*

  • How does NJPW work? Do they run shows year-round or do they do tours?

    • they do like small tours and do a big show or two every month. Except their tournaments…those last a solid month

    • Wade

      House shows and one PPV or tournament per month.

  • HartKiller_09

    Jackie Redmond looks too much like a whore to be a morning sports anchor.

    • Night

      She has nice legs.

    • Bruce Chung

      Just checked her out. Yes, she has that club look.

  • Facts

    The new announcers will start missing everything by randomly turning their heads all the way around.

  • rumble match 88. suffers from lack of star power and being almost totally kayfabe on the plus side it only being 20 men and their screwing with the time since the show ran long keeps it from dragging.
    89:
    I love they start with demolition, and then the story was about Andre till he left
    The Hogan Savage stuff was good but once Hogan got eliminated it dragged as there wasn’t much star power and the only story was Dibiase since Studd’s push was DOA from the start

  • just saw the TNA logo
    Who still watches Impact? Whoooo whooo?

  • on to the 90 rumble match

  • Diddly

    TNA: Every time we take flight, we crash straight into your window

  • Six Star TatR!

    Today I learned I don’t really know that much about owls

    • Facts

      They live in barns and eat mice and are hard of hearing.

      • Six Star TatR!

        Yeah but I meant like useful information, like, that can be used for wrestling jokes

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    “Now I want a clean bout… no pecking of the eyes, no talon slashes, and no egg throwing. Now touch beaks and come out hooting… fight!”

    • Night

      Mixed Martial Avians?

  • Facts

    Owls hunt other owls. Great Horned Owls are the top predator of the smaller Barred Owl.

    So it is like guys taking top spots in wrestling and keeping them.

  • Facts

    BURROWING OWLS TAKE OVER PRAIRIE DOG TOWNS—AND HUNT WITH POOP.

  • Back to work today and no more substantial time off for me until April.
    Boo.

  • RedStorm

    The NYPD and FDNY have lessened the requirements on test scores, physical requirements, and eliminated criminal history in order to get more “women and minorities”. As noted below, why don’t you just get out into the communities. Lessening the requirements doesn’t mean more diversity, it means less quality. There ARE “minorities” that want to be and can be first responders, motivate them to come out.

    • RedStorm

      A woman last year became the first person to EVER get hired by the FDNY despite never passing the physical exam. She failed 5 times and then sued that the exam was sexist and DeBlasio said to just pass her for more diversity.

      • Bones

        DeCommio can take a long walk off a short pier

        • RedStorm

          Hopefully one of Odell’s Boat Tours is going by at the same time and runs him over.

        • Aaron

          America’s Mayor doesn’t need your sassback.

      • We had a similar case quite a few years back now. Like probably 20 years.

        That’s the one place where I really don’t give a damn about diversity. Firefighters need to be able to carry me out of a building. I don’t care if it’s a gay black trans-man, but they really need firm minimum standards.

        • RedStorm

          That’s like not requiring an accountant to know how to do any calculations.

          “Sir, he doesn’t know how to calculate percentage.”
          “That’s fine, he’s black. It makes us look good”

    • Jack Boliver

      That’s the world we live in unfortunately.

      People would rather fill quotas than actually focus on getting the right people for the job.

      • RedStorm

        Diversity for the sake of quotas isn’t even in the right spirit of diversity.

        • It’s lazy and easy.

          PERFECT FOR LIBERALS!

          • 🙂

          • Aaron

            BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

        • Jack Boliver

          Indeed, if anything, it’s incredibly racist/sexist as it implies that woman and minorities are incapable of getting a job on their own.

    • It’s not the worst idea. Minority groups do tend to have a disproportionately high level of minor criminal offences, and often because police tend to be more hard nosed with them than with white folk in similar circumstances. Some minor drug offence from a few years back shouldn’t be an issue in getting work, if otherwise qualified.

      But getting out into the communities is really where it ought to start.

      • RedStorm

        The arrest history isn’t an issue. I don’t think that should be included in the application. Only felony convictions that would prevent you from getting other jobs. But making the requirements lower isn’t the way to go. Provide more opportunities for education to prepare for the exam.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Eliminating physical requirements for a job that requires carrying people out of burning buildings is a bad idea, however.

        • Also required: Carrying heavy-ass equipment INTO those burning fires, being able to handle hoses spewing out water pressures that aren’t exactly your friendly garden hose, and so on.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Oh yeah, we can go on and on.

            I’m a pretty slim guy. I know I shouldn’t fit the physical requirements for a firefighter job without some serious weight training. And guess what? I totally understand that.

      • Aaron

        Also have an understanding that kids do dumb things.

    • Aaron

      It starts in the schools. It’s what we pointy headed libruls were going on about last night with destigmatization of physical work. Get people, especially young men interested in a career that helps people.

      • RedStorm

        It’s work that these kids don’t wanna do. There needs to be destigmatization of “crap jobs”.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Well, our society has gone from “Make a living” to “follow your dreams.”

        And while I’m all for following your dreams, there was a reason why a guy like Harrison Ford became a licensed carpenter while he was trying to make it as an actor

        • Aaron

          People also think that what one does for a living is what defines them. There are lots of other hours to do other things. As “fun” as medical finance is, it’s not a defining factor in my life.

          • Bones

            Yup I do government background checks. No one asks or cares about my job.

          • Death Rollins

            Well, we’ve been taught that, partly because work takes up so much of our lives. And more with each passing generation. And we’re also taught that you’re not worth anything if you do physical labor or service jobs, even though all these things are necessary.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Agreed. My day job pays the bills and gives me the freedom to pursue my interests. Do I wish I had more time to devote to my interests? Sure.

  • WWF1987

    Just finished watching Deadpool. That was a fun movie.

  • Who looks at the word IMPACT and sees “Hey, we can make an eagle out of the letter A!”

    Besides, obviously, the same person who makes the eagle look like an owl.

    • Six Star TatR!

      ooh we could make two owls out of your name

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    We should have seen this coming, what with them going back to the 8-sided ring. Now they’ll finish lining it with twigs, feathers, bits of newspaper…

    • Aaron

      The Owlctagon

  • Facts

    I am actually learning things about Owls.

    Stupid TNA.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Leave it to TNA to find the next level in cockfighting

  • What’s with the owls today?

  • SpiralTap

    Hm, there’s a Shield collection going up on the Network today.

    My phone is blowing up with Twitter notifications from the Network Twitter upload bot.

    • flamingtoilet

      I turn off notifications on nearly everything. Too many apps want my attention.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    IMPACT WTESTLING:
    Watch Us Lay An Egg Every Week!

  • And this No DQ match ended in a countout……and Earl Hebner has been ruining everything since 1987.

  • Bones

    Where’s the hot takez burying Beckham?

    • Miko363

      All I keep thinking of is Borat saying Odell “did something terrible on a boat…”

    • Aaron

      Maybe if he didn’t party on a boat on his free time something something.

      • Bruce Chung

        A white receiver like Edelman wouldn’t be partying on a boat the week of the PLAYOFF game.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      He cost his team with his rampant and childish selfishness. He’s a locker room poison and he’s starting to become a “distraction” (cue dramatic music sting) to his team.

  • Devin Harris

    AJ styles reminds me of Bret hart. He won’t bring in any new fans but has a big enough base to tread water for a while. He’s a transitional champ until they can find someone to build around. Nothing wrong with that

  • SpiralTap

    LMFAO there’s LITERALLY a Dolph/Miz collection going up on the Network.

    Get the fuck out, canceling right now.

    • Devin Harris

      I feel sorry for the imaginary guy that has to single out one Miz match and one kofi match for that future Ziggler dvd

    • WWF1987

      Their 2016 feud was a career resurgence for both.

    • RudoWakening

      Won’t cancel, but won’t watch that collection

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    IMPACT WRESTLING:
    No, It’s Not A Turkey, Dammit!

  • Well….I’m watching another NWA World Championship Wrestling. And that will finish off September of 1987

  • Wade

    Huh. AJPW appears to have struck some sort of deal with Ice Ribbon and will feature some joshi matches here and there. That’s kind of cool.

    • Aaron

      I assume Ice Ribbon is a beer and will not investigate further.

      • Wade

        Joshi promotion I guess?

        • Aaron

          Nope. Beer.

    • Bones

      Wasn’t Ice Ribbon one of the names Vince wanted for Austin?

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    All TNA feuds will now be settled in Birdcage Matches…

  • Six Star TatR!

    Content warning: Great stuff coming up

  • Six Star TatR!

    What do you call an owl that’s too fat? Kevin Owl-ens.

  • Six Star TatR!

    What do you call an overgrown child owl? Bowley.

    • DUD.

      • Six Star TatR!

        DUD?! Jesus. It’s not Chung bad….

        • -* That was gratuitous.

          • Six Star TatR!

            -****** for your star ratings

          • *. At least there’s a little fire here.

          • Six Star TatR!

            The real villain here is Facts for busting out the ORLY bird like it’s 2006

          • … I’ll be generous and go 1/2* here.

          • TaTR throwing out posts like NWA TV shows threw out squashes.

  • Six Star TatR!

    What do you call an owl that comes outta nowhere? Randy Owlton.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    All TNA matches will be No DisquOWLification…

  • Aaron

    If a person isn’t physically capable of firefighting work, they can work in support positions.

    • Jack Boliver

      Yes, this ^

    • Yes, they can. And I’d hope those positions have their own qualifications, ones not necessarily as strict as the actual firefighters.

      But 1000 support people for 100 (or less) firefighters just to promote “diversity” is equally stupid.

      • Aaron

        That’s also not feasible. Diversity makes sense because everyone pays taxes, but we can use discretion and put people where their skills fit. It’s just good management.

        • Bruce Chung

          “Good management” is an oxymoron.

    • Bruce Chung

      The womenz can be doing laundry.

    • RedStorm

      They can be engineers, the most important people at the fire sometimes. They get the guys to the fire and get the water to the hoses.

      • Aaron

        They can maintain the station, dispatch, etc. Mission support matters also. I think too many people believe TV.

        • RedStorm

          Lowering the physical requirements is the worst thing they can do. It’s a physical job, if you can’t prove you can complete the task why should I believe you will be able to do it later?

          • Aaron

            Your comrades in… uh, hoses? also have to be able to trust you. You can’t have a liability.

          • RedStorm

            Weak links get people killed.

    • juvydriver

      Like making the chili and setting up the foosball tournaments?

      • Aaron

        I wouldn’t fight fires until I had my chili and foosball. Also someone has to play fetch with the dog.

  • I’m guessing the owl is in charge of catering
    Bram: This tastes different is it beef
    Caterer::hides mouse tail:…uh…….yes

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Are we sure that logo isn’t one of the buzzards that have been circling the company for years?

  • Wade

    I like to think of Dolph and Miz as the new Perfect & Rude.

    Two great friends from the Midwest, one a bleach blond bump machine and the other a natural heat machine who had a good match here and there.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    I’m talon you, these puns are pretty lame. But owl always love you guys.

  • RudoWakening

    I can’t wait for the TNA title to be decided in a no hOWLS barred match

  • Most successful sports owls in history:

    1) Sheffield Wednesday
    2) Temple
    3) Rice
    4) TNA’s Impact Wrestling Presented by Anthem

    • 1: Tootsie Roll Pop

    • RedStorm

      Bill Mlkvy

  • Owl right guys i think that’s enough TNA jokes

  • cabspaintedyellow

    They picked the bird for their logo because they need to believe everything is going to be owlright.

  • Oh ok I just saw the logo.
    It’s an owl.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    Okay, moving away from owls, a positivity thread!

    What are TNA’s three biggest positives?

    • Bruce Chung

      So bad that I don’t have to watch.

    • Six Star TatR!

      > The owl logo
      > Er…
      > That’s it

    • Does not compute.

    • they cost super rich people a lot of money
      they employed a lot of people
      they aren’t dead yet and have no rich people dumb enough to flip the bill

    • Bones

      1. Resilience
      2. On a network I don’t get on my cable
      3. Should have a stockpile of gold reserves

    • 1) It’s on TV. Sort of.
      2) It has a rabidly loyal fanbase that is easily controlled.
      3) It has the proven ability to create stars, although they don’t become stars until they leave TNA.

    • Wade

      Lashley on a roll
      A surprisingly good and balanced roster
      Hipster indie crew with FD

    • 1. They exist as a going concern
      2. They still have a time slot
      3. J-E-Double F J-A-Double R-E-Double T

    • Aaron

      TV
      Ring
      Dixie no longer in charge

  • The new era of TNA is off to an Owlful start

  • I feel as if TNA lowered their requirements on mascots in the interest of avian diversity.

  • Facts

    What’s an owl’s favorite subject at school?

    Owl-gebra.

  • Roronoa FunkDoc

    Is Disqus still shitting itself?

    • Wade

      Probably for the best today…

    • WWF1987

      It’s owlful.

  • Diddly

    Which owl do you hate more: the TNAnthem Owl or the Advice Owl from Ocarina of Time?

    • Tied.

    • Facts

      That one who wont answer my question about how long it takes to get to the center of a tootise pop.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Their logo is clearly a night owl, in preparation of their inevitable move to a 2AM weekend timeslot.

  • guess I’m not watching another NWA World Championship Wrestling. The episode doesn’t load. Lousy work internet….

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    If Road Dogg gets fired from WWE, he and Billy Gunn can reform Voodoo Kin Mafia in TNA.

    Road Dogg can come out saying “Owl you didn’t know?”

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Tony Montana just saw TNA’s logo and exclaimed “look at the pelican!”

    (Someone needs to send that to Maffew as a Botchamania ending.)

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I enjoy coming up with Botchamania ending ideas despite having absolutely no interest in actually making them

  • cabspaintedyellow
  • Death Rollins

    Holy shit, so TNA’s now the evil owl lord in a Don Bluth film?

  • DAJackson7
    • cabspaintedyellow

      Whoever’s running Wendy’s social media needs a raise.

      • Diddly

        It’s probably some Intern that will be fired in 3 months when corporate gets wind of what is happening

        • cabspaintedyellow

          “I don’t get it. Tell that Jamie kid he’s fired.”

        • Aaron

          Maybe they’ll get the call to KFC.

          • DAJackson7

            That is now called The CHicken Who Fried in Kentuckee

    • Death Rollins

      WWE really needs to reach out to Wendy’s Twitter. They’re killing it. Get some Kevin Owens jokes on there.

    • DAJackson7

      Hahaha. commentators calling it MeeeekDonalds and Kingdom of Burgers

      • SpiralTap

        Everyone log off, no one is topping this comment today.

    • Aaron

      Probably the same guy who made a Wendy Pepe.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Rumors are swirling that TNA contacted WWE to inquire about the Gobbledygooker’s contract status…

    • Death Rollins

      Who has the old WWF winged eagle World Title belt right now? SOMEONE MAKE SURE IT’S LOCKED UP SAFELY.

  • Bones

    So is HBK stopping by Raw to pimp his bit part in a straight to DVD movie?

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      It’s surprising that WWE is actually devoting live TV time to promoting one of its movies.

      Usually they just play a commercial 2 or 3 times and then wonder why nobody knows that these movies exist

      • Bones

        HHH buried one right on Raw once. From their own studio…

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          That was amazing. Call Miz out on starring in a shitty movie that your company paid for

    • Aaron

      “It’s a great project, Charly. Willie Aames and I fight the Impuritrons!”

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    It’s too bad Vince loves Trump so much, because he could cause quite a stir by calling him a putrid pussy.

    • Aaron

      “PEEEEEEEYUUUUUUUUUUUUTRRRRIDDDDD”

  • What’s Kenny Owlmega doing in the Impact Zone?!?!?!?!

    • Aaron

      The Owlite.

  • Facts

    That poor owl.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Someone in an Anthem PR meeting suggested rebranding TNA to be cool “like a Zack Snyder movie!” Unfortunately this was not only a flawed premise, but when they IMDB-ed Snyder they picked Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole as their inspiration…

  • RedStorm

    As someone who got to hear all the NYG-fan radio hosts predict a Giants victory this day will be fun. Probably full of excuses and deflections.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      The boat trip is going to be the scapegoat

      • RedStorm

        WRs dropping passed and the NYPD getting gassed and gashed will not be blamed.

        • Aaron

          Also the Packers just being a better team.

      • Aaron

        Apparently taking a weekend off is just the worst.

      • Bruce Chung

        Giants just picked a bad time for Beckham to be off. They’ve been relying on him all season to spark the offense.

  • Oh, FFS.

    Owl jokes? Really?

    • Yes.

    • Aaron

      Darn t-hootin’.

    • Facts

      We are having fun. Don’t be a grumpus.

      • Hi, have you met me? I’m Hoss.

        :: chokeslam ::

        Enjoy your day.

    • Diddly

      If you hate them, you’re owlful

  • DAJackson7
  • chicagodem79

    So people are really making the leap that ODB’s boat trip to Florida had anything to do with the Giants getting their asses kicked by the Packers yesterday? That’s not a hot take, that’s like a Magma from the Center of the Earth take.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      It’s so stupid.

    • Aaron

      Women weaken legs. Or something.

    • RedStorm

      It’s an excuse. Easier to blame that than playing like dick.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      It’s going to be the scapegoat. Just like the Red Sox pitchers eating fried chicken in the lockerroom on their day off got blamed for the team collapsing that year

      • Bruce Chung

        That was total nonsense. I don’t think the fans bought into it either.

  • Chris B
    • DAJackson7

      Jeff Fisher looks like the kind of guy that would dress like that

    • Jeff Fisher looks like a guy who would wear crocs at the airport.

    • Diddly

      Did his flight leave between 7-9?

  • Aaron

    HULK… HOOOOOOOOOOOOOTGAN!!!

    • Aaron

      NWOwl

      Terrible.

  • WWF1987

    I think the Packers will win next weekend.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I don’t. Rodgers can feast on poor secondaries all day as long as the team playing him doesn’t blitz him to death. The Cowboys enjoy the pass rush.

    • Bones

      The Packers defense still isn’t good

  • Marvtin Prince – #8

    Sigh. I really don’t want to get rid of this avatar lol

    • cabspaintedyellow

      Then don’t.

  • chicagodem79

    Was listening to one of the local sports talk stations (yeah I know) and a caller said that ODB “Didn’t prepare properly for the game and put himself above his teammates”. The hosts rightfully ripped the caller to shreds but I can’t believe people are actually thinking like this.

    • Aaron

      You can, admit it.

      • chicagodem79

        Cynical me thinks it was a bit by the show, but I’ve heard enough people say that so I believe it’s actually a thing sadly enough.

        • Aaron

          Bunch of thugs is all they are.

    • maskedcabana

      The 90’s Cowboys would be neck deep in coke and prostitutes during the playoffs.

    • WWF1987

      OBJ sucked yesterday. Not because of a boat trip though.

      • Heidenreich

        I am amazed that someone who has made some of the most ridiculous one hand catches of all time has as much trouble as he does catching with two

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Lawrence Taylor was coked out of his mind and banging broads left and right and he was one of the best Giants of all time

  • Owl puns and now Jeff Fisher jokes.

    :: moonwalks back to work ::

    • Marvtin Prince – #8

      This place was never known for being very witty, has anyone gone for the trifecta and parroted a Jeff Fisher/Owl Simpsons quote?

    • Aaron

      #HOOTSS

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Owl, or Jewish bluejay?

    • Bones

      I know which ones the HarriSSes wouldn’t like…

  • Facts

    HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    – 16 time heavyweight champion Ric Flowl.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Now with Dixie out of power in TNA I wonder if they’re still going to go after any and every WWE castoff.

    If so, it must be nice for James Ellsworth to know that TNA will throw a stupid amount of money at him once WWE decides that the joke has run its course. Course, he might not even receive the checks.

    • Six Star TatR!

      *James Owlsworth

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        Any man with a spin around head has a fighting chance.

  • Wade

    Working my way through CMLL’s crazy stacked Friday show:

    This was a crazy match out of nowhere; Volador Jr. vs Mephisto:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=PLYyNnOBGWP7TSqXD6dZMiAW-muNvY4Ily&v=Sumb0vs7bxE

    • Six Star TatR!

      *Vowlador
      *Mephistowl
      *CMOWLL

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Ok, who started the Owl puns?
    Who? Who? Who?

  • Diddly

    THIS IS OWL-SOME *clap clap clapclapclap*

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      OWL CITY!
      :clap clap clap clap clap:

  • Diddly

    TNA’s newest heel: “The Monster” Owlbyss

  • chicagodem79

    Is this blog sponsored by Hootie and the Blowfish today?

  • The Polish Hammer

    WHAT’S OWLEXA BLISS DOING IN THE IMPACT ZONE?!?!?

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Owl
    Wrestling
    League

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    I should have known that that new TNA logo would have been the cause of it.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    TNA could bring in Dustin Diamond for a match… bill him as Screech Owl…

  • The Polish Hammer

    This just in: In their continuing effort to court a younger, “hip” audience, Impact Wrestling has abandoned the derided owl logo and replaced it with the smug, grinning face of Dane Cook.

  • One of my favourite 80s tag teams was Demowlition.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    It’s a good thing that TNA still films at Universal Orlando. Now they have something in common with Harry Potter…..a pet owl.

    • Death Rollins

      And hopefully they’ll both one day be devoured by Jaws!

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        But, the great white Sheamus is already in WWE.

  • WWF1987

    TNA Agent Owl Snow.

  • Devin Harris

    No one. And. The. Rock. Meansssssssss no one. Can beat a joke into the ground like the BoD

    • The Polish Hammer

      DO YOU SMOWL WHAT THE ROCK IS COOKING?

    • Six Star TatR!

      If we don’t beat it down hard the risk is it might come back tomorrow

      • Six Star TatR!

        you can’t just stab Jason once and then walk away like oh it’s fine now he’s dead thank god

        • This is a **** post. Good work.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      We’re having fun Maggle! It’s quite the hoot!
      :laughs:
      I love it.

    • WWF1987

      The People’s Owlbow.

  • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

    Sister Owlbrigail

  • Bones

    Anthem spelled backward is Mehtna

    • Niiiiiice.

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      They were destined to be together.

    • Marvtin Prince – #8

      …said Maskedcabana last week

      • Bones

        Good for him

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    http://d85wlvt50npt2.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Anthem-4-Roto-640×350-V2-1.jpg

    The dirty bird that swooped down and snatched TNA’s carcass from the side of the road…

  • slapdabass

    Just watched Clash 8. I had completely forgotten the plastic bag angle at the end. So brutal and awesome.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    So TNA’s solution to being cancelled in the UK is to launch an app that will cost 5 pounds per month.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Who wouldnt pay that to see Aron Rex, Braxton Sutter, and Eli Drake?

      • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

        Those night owls are gonna love it.

      • Wade

        I kind of like Drake.

        • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

          Yeah, I don’t think he deserves to be wrapped up in that list. He is a guilty pleasure though.

    • Aaron

      That’s less than 1 GBP per ring side!

  • itwastyped

    Why is Taker on RAW tonight? Didn’t he say Smackdown was his home just a few weeks ago?

    Also tonight KO & Jericho Vs Roman Reigns in a handicap match for the US title… how does this work? Do both KO & Jericho become US champ if they win? Does whoever pin Reigns become champ? Or did they not think that hypothetical outcome through because Reigns was always going over?

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Cause Vince wants the ratings.

      • Bones

        Against the NT game haha

    • Bones

      Yes

    • Brian_Bayless

      RAW is not a good show.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Taker appeared on Smackdown to say that he was back. Then he doesn’t show up again until six weeks later on RAW.

      Still, I guess that beats Triple H helping Kevin Owens to win the Universal Title and then not explaining why for 4 months and counting.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Hilarious to see that Anthem spent all of 30 seconds photoshopping TNA’s new logo.

  • Diddly

    This week is the 24th Anniversary of Monday Night Rowl

    • “Yep Mode” Abeyance Brown ©

      Would have been nice if they used that as the reason to watch as oppose to just bringing in old stars.

  • The Polish Hammer

    Vince: “We always need to keep several steps ahead of the competition! What have the new owners of TNA been up to lately?”

    HHH: “They hired Jeff Jarrett as a consultant and changed their logo to a blue cross-eyed owl.”

    Vince: “…I’ll be in my office counting my money.”

    • cabspaintedyellow

      And I’m here
      To inform you
      Of the cross-eyed owl TNA has got
      You, you, you oughta know

  • Facts

    I’m an owl man

    Yeah I’m an owl man (Yeah!)

    I love to love ’em

    I love to kick ’em

    I love to shove ’em

    I love to stick ’em

    Love to flaunt ’em

    I love to watch ’em

    I love to pick ’em

    And I’m gonna kick ’em

    ‘Cause I’m an Owl Man

    Yeah, I’m an Owl man

    Yes I’m an Owl man (OH!)

    I’m an Owl Man

    So many Owls, so little time

    Only a tight one, can stop me on the dime

    I’m a lover, of every kind

    The best surprises always sneak up from behind

    I’m an Owl man

    Yeah; I’m an Owl man

    Yes I’m an Owl man (OH!)

    I’m an Owl Man

    Beaks of glory,

    Talons of steel

    Your lies won’t give away the truth of how I feel

    You walk behind me,

    I feel the heat.

    That’s why the girls don’t walk behind me down the street

    I’m an Owl man

    Yeah; I’m an Owl man

    Yes I’m an Owl man (OH!)

    I love to love ’em

    I love to kick ’em

    I love to shove ’em

    I love to stick ’em

    Love to flaunt ’em

    I love to watch ’em

    I love to pick ’em

    And I’m gonna kick ’em

    I’m an Owl man

    Yeah; I’m an Owl man

    Yes I’m an Owl man (OH!)

    • Six Star TatR!

      don’t kick owls 🙁

  • These Owl jokes…..not a draw

    • Facts

      Sorry you don’t give a hoot.

  • Bones

    TNA should have picked an Albatross.

    Metaphorically it’s a burden on whoever owns it and literally they crash land every time.

    • flamingtoilet

      *Owlbatross

  • Heidenreich

    I hate them, so I love this today, but the boat trip had nothing to do with yesterday. Everyone assumed the Giants would go on a run again, because they did it twice before but the defense had to continue to play out of their minds for them to win in January. NY shut Rodgers down for 27 minutes yesterday and the Giants still only led 6 to nothing. It was only a matter of time. The offense was the problem all season long.

    Jets
    Cleveland
    Houston
    Chicago
    Los Angeles
    San Francisco

    Those were the only six teams that scored less than the Giants this year.

    • Bones

      How old is Eli now? Might have to think it’s too late for him to turn it around.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        36.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Sure, but it’s easier for fans to blame a bunch of guys going on a boating trip

      • Heidenreich

        That is true, we live in the world of the hot media and twitter take

      • Aaron

        I wish I got to go on a boat and nail models.

    • Aaron

      Past performance is not an indicator of future results.

    • They scored 16 on the Saints. You know how many other teams failed to score 20 on New Orleans?

      Tampa Bay.

      • Teams that broke 20 on the Saints include:

        Rams (21)
        Niners (23)
        Chargers (34)
        Broncos (25)

        Not exactly the elite here.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    One of the people behind Wendy’s Twitter loves wrestling:
    https://twitter.com/Wendys/status/818000113159258112

  • AnInternetToughGuy

    Owls are badass.

  • Facts

    Not happy the white man stole my land.

  • johntcole

    Apparently Tommy End’s new WWE name is a direct reference to Aleister Crowley, because he believes in actual occult magic and spells.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    Lots of people bitching on Twitter about minorities not winning enough Golden Globes last night.

    I mean, if you want to see black people win all the awards just watch the BET Awards.

    • Jack Boliver

      The white guys won because RACISM, it has nothing at all to do with them having a better year or anything…

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        And I’m looking at the results and Donald Glover won twice, Viola Davis won, Moonlight won Best Drama, the actress on Black-ish won, and People vs OJ won. Plus a number of black actors/actresses nominated.

        I mean, that’s a pretty decent haul for non-white folks.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Which means this sounds like a straw man.

          • chicagodem79

            I go by the general rule of “If you avoid the Twitterverse, you will be a smarter and more sane person”. Works pretty well lol.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Yeah, you can find people complaining about everything on Twitter. It was designed for that. It’s not a good sample for what people are actually saying or thinking. I doubt every black person is walking around today thinking about the Golden Globes.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            It seems like people are mad Moonlight didn’t win more awards.

            But it’s a dark arty drama that hasn’t grossed much at the box office, so they shouldn’t really be surprised.

        • Jack Boliver

          If the field isn’t entirely black people, they complain because ‘racism’.

          If the field has only black people, they complain because pandering.

          Can’t win, so just ignore them.

    • Aaron

      Only golden people should win Golden Globes.

      • Jack Boliver

        #GoldLivesMatter

    • Marvtin Prince – #8

      The best was watching every liberal get up there to cry about being a loser, each more impotent than the last.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        I didn’t watch it, but it seems a lot of people took swipes at Trump to show their Hollywood cred, I guess.

        I’m not a Trump fan either, but I can recognize celebrities talking down to people is one of the many, many reasons why Trump ended up winning.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          Yet these same people cheered when people made pictures of Obama dressed up as an African. Maybe they need to stop being snowflakes.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            What’s a snowflake?

          • An idiotic label Trump supporters came up with.

          • The Rabid One

            Shut up snowflake. ;P

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            A term that people on the right use to make fun of liberals for being offended.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Seems silly, but most of those terms are.

          • Marvtin Prince – #8

            A joke about how special and entitled each liberal acted this election.

            It’s a TERRIBLE name, say the people that called conservatives retards and racists, hahaha

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I don’t think liberals should play the “calling names is bad” anymore after this past election.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Why not? The right will continue to do it and we’ll be taking the high road into oblivion.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Two wrongs don’t make a right and liberals LOVE crowing about how morally superior they are. Just watch John Oliver, Samantha Bee, or Bill Mahr to see that.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Yeah, but the right loves crowing about how morally superior they are. I think liberals delude themselves if they think not making fun of people who want to implement a Christian theocracy is going to make them like us better.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            Not making fun of them necessarily, but outwardly calling half the electorate racists, retards and deplorable isn’t going to swing a vote lol

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Yes!! Also, saying the supporters of your biggest liberal opponent need to “move out of their parents’ basement” is not how you bring your party together.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            This whole thing was 100% our fault. It’s great watching people that refuse to admit their own mistakes blame the stupidity of another group of people.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            YES!!

            We became arrogant and full of ourselves in only 8 years while not paying attention to the House or Senate. This was the pride before the fall.

          • Aaron

            You’re also dealing with people who take poorly to any perceived slight. Rednecks fight.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            You’re not wrong. I just don’t think preaching to people like they’re stupid will energize anyone to vote. The Democrats lost their own party to apathy. That’s the bigger issue.

          • Aaron

            Hillary trying to appeal to right wingers like it was 1996 was also special. Earth to Hillary: Rural America has been told to hate you for decades. Try a new tactic with them.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Yeah. That was an odd approach. I kept saying Hillary was a Republican running on the Democrat ticket because of that.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            It’s great that so many of them still can’t figure out what happened. “Well it’s not oooooour fault, blame the people that voted for Trump!”

          • “Hey dummies, don’t vote for Trump!”
            “Hey people elected by those who voted for Trump, don’t vote for Trump!”
            “Hey Congress, don’t vote for Trump!”

          • I’m waiting for the F-list celebrity video IMPLORING Chief Justice Roberts to not allow Trump to take the oath of office.

          • Aaron

            Whatever, nerd.

          • YEAH, THAT DAMN KENYAN NEEDS TO GO BACK TO AFRICA WITH HIS TRANNIE WIFE AND STOP MAKIN FUN OUR PRES’DENT!

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Hey, you’re talking down to conservatives! You have to sympathize with them calling the president a nigger!

          • Kenny_Reigns

            No one said that.

        • chicagodem79

          Which is the most idiotic way possible to vote. I’m ok with it now, they might as well continue to take pot shots at him until the end of time, it’s their only chance now because next election will be crazy in 4 years.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Idiocy or not, it influences people’s votes.

            Meryl Streep taking a snooty shot at football and MMA does color people’s perception of Hollywood arrogance. It is what it is.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Why are people in rural areas who look down on people living on the coasts not described as arrogant?

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Are you asking me? Because I would say it’s both arrogance.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Yeah, but only the “snobs” on the left are criticized. Somehow billionaire oil tycoons in Texas and Oklahoma are real men of the people.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            I tend to think anyone who thinks their values are better than someone else’s is arrogant, but what do I know.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            Those oil tycoons don’t go on every morning show for a year to tell half the country that their retarded for thinking differently. Those oil tycoons are smart enough to do it another way that doesn’t come off like being talked down to.

          • In private!

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I love the arrogance of this post. Marv and I are liberals, but you’re assuming we’re supporting the right.

          • chicagodem79

            This annoys me to no end, and frankly angers me a little bit, like people in urban areas are less “American” than good ol’ country folk. It’s frankly insulting.

          • chicagodem79

            Yeah that may be the truth, but I can call it out for being idiotic, so that’s the thing lol.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Oh sure. But it’s not much different from the old “I vote for the person I’d most like to have a beer with” way of thinking, I guess.

            Curiously, both W Bush and Trump are teetotalers (and Romney’s Mormon, so guess he doesn’t drink either), so I guess that logic hasn’t worked over the last 4 elections

          • Aaron

            It’s also part of the completely untrue “liberal media” angle. It’s 2017 – there’s any media a person could want.

          • Marvtin Prince – #8

            lol

        • Aaron

          I don’t. It’s a confirmation of how people feel rather than an impetus.

        • Marvtin Prince – #8

          Watching them display the same hubris that chased away the middle class was a real treat lol

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Lots of people say lots of stuff on Twitter. It’s mostly meaningless.

    • I can’t imagine living in a world where the golden globes exist.

  • johntcole

    Omega is advertised for a New Japan show in mid March.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Shocking.

  • Aaron

    Okay, Anthem being a Canadian company makes more sense. The only Anthem I had heard of before is the insurance company.

    • That’s a stereotype. Canadian companies have made many good investments.

      • Anthem being owned by a member of the Asper family makes much more sense.

    • DAJackson7

      Yeah, my fiancee works for the insurance one

  • Wade

    Maximo Sexy & Jindrak vs Rush & Mascara was fine but felt kind of pointless and rushed.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Stan Kroenke once compared Jared Goff to Kurt Warner.

    • chicagodem79

      Well, there’s still time, Warner didn’t become a starter until he was 28 lol.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Goff is still a Schroedenger’s Box of a QB. He could be anything. He was drafted to a terrible team and got worthless starts after everyone already had enough tape on the Rams to beat their blocking schemes and pressure him.

      • Bones

        True you can’t write him off yet. Zero weapons at wide receiver and have to get that gimmick offense he played in during college out of his system

      • Miko363

        He probably would have learned more if all the team meetings weren’t 90 minutes of Jeff Fisher talking about the porno he ordered in the hotel the night before.

    • Aaron

      If Kurt Warner isn’t on a plane to Columbia right now to sock Kroenke, he’s a better man than I.

  • Mikey

    Work tll 9:00 tonight. I will get home, watch HBK’s segment, and watch no more of Raw.

    • Bones

      I won’t even watch that. There’s the NT game and some good college hoops matchups.

  • Diddly

    Anthem’s favorite album cover is Rush’s “Fly By Night”

    • ILikeNeville

      Tobes of Hades, lit by flickering torchlight
      The netherworld is gathered in the glare!

      I know it’s not from Anthem, I don’t care.

  • Stranger In the Alps

    Oh hey! Owl puns, what a hoot.

    I’m talon you now, by 2:30 it will be back to Simpsons quotes.

    • AMC Theatres to allow mice at concession stands in order to appeal to owls!

      • Death Rollins

        Millenniowls.

    • Six Star TatR!

      I can always learn about owls this summer at bird camp.

      • Stranger In the Alps

        There’s a camp for that?

    • Aaron

      Hi Lisa! Hi Super Nintendo Chowlmers!

      • Night

        Food goes in here.

        It suuuure does.

  • Brian_Bayless
  • Look, all I’m saying is Meltzer might be wrong on this Omega story.

    • “Well, things changed…”

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Is he sticking to “Omega is going to WWE?”

      • No, he’s now saying he talked to people who say he’ll re-sign in March.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Where in the Observer did it say Omega was signing with the WWE?

          • I shouldn’t have put “Now” in there.

          • When I said “he might be wrong” I meant in regards to re-signing.

      • itwastyped

        He’s going to WWE, unless he isn’t going to WWE, in which case he’ll stay in Japan, unless he goes to WWE. Whatever happens, Meltzer’s right.

      • Brian_Bayless

        He never reported that.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      So you think the guy who’s childhood dream was to headline Japanese wrestling shows, moved his family to Japan and learned Japanese, and has spent 10 years bashing the WWE will move to the US and sign with the WWE?

      • Night

        Well, when you put it like that…

        Yes.

      • Stranger things have happened!

        • Kenny_Reigns

          If the WWE offers him crazy stupid money, sure, but otherwise, there’s 0 chance of it happening.

          • That’s too low of a percentage.

            I’ve got it at a 3.5678462352% chance. You gotta do the math sometimes.

      • Everything’s a work, Kenny! Wrestlers don’t EVER speak the truth!

      • Mikey

        It was his childhood dream to headline Japanese wrestling shows?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Yep! He’s talked about that a LOT. He’s been obsessed with Japan his whole life and headlining huge Japanese shows was his dream.

      • Kenny has a family?

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Omega? I’ve always heard he has, but I’ve never met them, so maybe not.

          • Wiki has nothing on such a family…

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Wiki also has nothing on the Young Bucks’s family and I’ve seen them.

          • Wikipedia is not a reputable or definitive source.

          • I agree, but it’s usually a little reliable on “pop culture” references like that.

            USUALLY.

    • It’s Kenny working the marks…there’s no way that Kenny does NOT become champion by the time the G1 LA shows happened

  • Meryl Streep is overrated, she’s no Scott Baio.

    • cabspaintedyellow

      I mean, who is?

    • The Rabid One

      Shish, neither are David Rasche

  • MillstreamPigworker

    Hang on, I might be late to the party here but Anthem, fly by night Canadian co, stupid owl logo…did Rush buy TNA?

  • Conservatives calling liberals arrogant snowflakes is unfair!

    But don’t people on the left call conservatives stupid retards?

    ..but that’s DIFFERENT. Conservatives ARE stupid retards. That’s just science!

    This is the problem.

    • Aaron

      People on the right call liberals much worse. Mr. Trump won because he galvanized an angry base and Hillary didn’t even bother to lie to them.

      • The Rabid One

        Hillary didn’t even bother to breathe on them.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          She offered more of a pro-jobs platform than the dipshit who whines on Twitter.

        • Obama AND Bill telling her “We’ll make sure that firewall’s solid” and her (and her campaign’s) arrogance in rejecting those offers should forever be immortalized in “STUPID FUCK” history.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Her campaign ignoring all of Bill’s advice is still mind-blowing to me. The guy only won the election…what does he know?

          • Four elections between Obama and her husband and THEY’RE the ones who don’t know what they’re doing. Sure thing, Hil. Have fun with the next four years.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Hillary ignored them entirely. At least the guy lying to people bothered to show up.

        • Aaron

          That’s exactly it; go to dumbass county fairs and gawk at the world’s largest rutabega.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            You need to show up and make people feel you care about them.

          • ESPECIALLY when you don’t.

          • Aaron

            FEEEEEEEEELINGS

          • Kenny_Reigns

            It’s 100% about feelings. That’s how you win elections.

  • Bones

    There aren’t many politicians that appeal to me. Leaning right on the economy and foreign policy while leaning left on sociatal issues generally while not wanting to thump bibles leaves you in limbo.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Yes, I’m fiscally conservative, but the “conservative” party’s economic platforms are actually quite radical and not conservative.

    • Death Rollins

      That describes a lot of the younger, educated conservatives I know. They’re all pretty lost in the woods at this point too.

    • Aaron

      “Hi” – Rust Belt liberal

      • Bones

        I didn’t vote for Trump because there was no way he could fulfill what he said amongst other things and Hillary didn’t appeal to me either.

        • Daniel Swinney

          I hope you’re right about there being no way he can fulfill what he’s said.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I didn’t vote for Trump because he stood for everything I’m against. I didn’t vote for Hillary because she was too conservative for me. I voted for the most liberal candidate I could find.

  • The Rabid One

    Raining in LA, and the majority of accidents early this morning were SOLO.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Ever had a dream that haunted you the rest of the day? I took one of those melatonin pills last night and had a waking nightmare where I went to my dad’s birthday party last year and told him I was from the future and that he was going to be dead in a month.

    So, anyway, my mood is uniquely foul this morning. I don’t like having dreams, that’s why I got married.

    • Bones

      Dude I tried telling you about melatonin.

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        You did. It’s so nice to actually sleep more than a few hours at a clip though! But yeah, the dreams aren’t worth it I don’t think.

        • Bones

          It would knock me out solid 3-4 hours but I would be wide awake and the dreams were fucked up

    • Facts

      Yeah I am banned from taking those to sleep.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I take melatonin every night because I have a very serious serotonin imbalance. I also have to take other medicine for it. I’ve never had a crazy dream, but serotonin imbalance….

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        Yeah I think I need to find, like, a ginger root or whatever. Because I desperately need a sleep aid but some of these dreams are making for miserable days

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I have tried every sleep thing in the world. Chamomile is the best as far as falling asleep, but not having side effects. My biggest problem is a total inability to fall asleep on my own.

    • I’m not turning on my K-cup machine because I don’t want to have to run around my kitchen trying to find thirty mugs to fill because for some reason I pushed a button too many times.

      This has nothing to do with my dream last night I’m just telling you my plans for the day.

      • K-cups don’t work like that, Mar.

  • WWF1987

    College football is boring when Alabama is on top.

  • Daniel Swinney

    I’m getting car work done and the invoice had my name as “Dabiel Swinney.” Damn you Dabo.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Heads up, liberals: the people who write books about how much you hate America, how you are going to burn in hell for an eternity, who say your beliefs are anti-American and say you have a mental disorder because you believe that rich people should pay a little bit more in taxes do not want to compromise with you and won’t feel differently about you if you stop making fun of them.

    • wut

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      …sigh, right which is why we’re all talking about the middle ground that CAN be swayed if a candidate doesn’t call them deplorable and a traitorous retard for daring to consider the option…

      • Death Rollins

        And what’s the point of attacking any demographic of voters, anyway? It’s not going to sway anyone to your side.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        But you can call some Mexican immigrants rapists!

        • And you can mock disabled reporters!

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Exactly, which is why I don’t understand why liberals have to be the ones who need to stop being mean.

          • Daniel Swinney

            If anything, liberals have been too nice.

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          Right, if you want to appeal to legal immigrants, sure.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            There are legal immigrants who are just as angry about illegal immigration as racist white dudes.

            Their point of view is, “I had to jump through all these hoops to get here legally and I pay taxes. And you skip the line?” as opposed to “I don’t like brown people.”

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            Right, that’s what I’m saying. This idea that saying something bad about illegal immigrants offends every immigrant is a laughable misunderstanding of how the people that did it legally really feel.

            Which is to say, as usual, that the DNC doesn’t actually give a fuck about immigrants anyway, they just want those votes.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            So they’ve only been pushing for immigration reform since 2001 for votes?

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            They’ve been “pushing” for lots of things they never actually intend on doing.

            Check out, “Conservatives and Roe v. Wade” for more on this

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Eh? Conservatives have Roe v. Wade in the crosshairs.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            And have for 40 years and have never done anything, because that issue drives votes. There is no logical reason to actually solve it when it is a great way to draw people to the polls

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            I hope you’re right that Roe v. Wade stands, but I would give 5:1 odds right now that it’s repealed in the next eight years.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I would bet every dollar I have on those odds it’s not.

          • chicagodem79

            Yeah, it will be the 1960’s all over again if that happens.

          • Doesn’t happen. Won’t happen.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            It won’t. That’s the opposite of what the party wants. The same way the DNC doesn’t *actually* want real gun control or a rolled back military, it just plays well for the cameras.

          • Ha.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Yet they don’t call them rapists.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Well, there are some illegal immigrants who are rapists. It’s pretty well documented.

            But there are plenty of rapists who born in the gold ol’ U S of A, too.

          • Roman Reigns Winky Face

            Yes, so why is it more offensive for Clinton to say that there’s a percentage of Trump voters who were deplorable, but it’s not offensive to say that some illegal immigrants are rapists?

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Why is it offensive to say some illegal immigrants are rapists if some actually are? I mean, sure, there’s an issue with the word “some” because it doesn’t give an actual number and so its mileage changes with everyone, but there’s no denying that there have been rapists that came across the border.

            I didn’t think the “basket of deplorables” think was seen as offensive. I thought that the issue was more so “Don’t insult an entire group of people whose you need to convince to vote for you.”

            I was more offended that “basket of deplorables” sounds like a phrase a 90 year old schoolteacher would use.

          • chicagodem79

            So here’s my take on that. What was the real purpose for mentioning that some illegal immigrants are rapists? Yes, it’s true, but you could say that about the general US population. It’s bringing up something that’s tangentially true, but is not really central to the issue, and purpose is to rile people up. That’s my issue with it.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            See, that I get. This makes sense, and I get the anger from that perspective.

          • We just elected one if Ivana Trump’s divorce testimony is to be believed.

      • chicagodem79

        So here’s the thing, and I actually agree with where you’re coming from a little bit, but my thing is, there actually were REALLY deplorable people saying and doing deplorable things. I mean seriously, our President said he likes to grab women by the pussy….and people were OK with that?!?!?!

        A world which we can’t call that out for being what it is is pretty disturbing IMO. Now with that being said, the better message would be “The man you are voting for IS deplorable, not you (for those who weren’t part of the racist wing)” Here are the reasons to vote for me instead of him, etc.

        • I liked the story he told where he said he liked to walk into the women’s dressing room when there were underage girls in there still getting changed.

          Didn’t Republicans try to pass bathroom laws about that?

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          He said he likes to grab women by their pussy “because they’ll let you.” Which implies consent and makes it obviously a joke but…well…we can’t be bothered with context, not these days.

          • chicagodem79

            It’s a joke in really poor taste, and I get why people would really be upset by that…especially if they had a daughter.

    • Ann’s just misunderstood. Tomi’s just angry because Philly would be so much nicer if it weren’t for all the damn ni…njas.

      • Daniel Swinney

        Tomi’s just angry because she has so few opportunities due to this gosh-darn white genocide that’s going on

        • chicagodem79

          I can’t wait for her to “eviscerate” Meryl Streep only for Meryl to come back and say “I can’t see you from behind my piles of money and awards.”

      • Aaron

        They’re both entertainers.

    • The Rabid One

      Don’t take him seriously, it’s on Roman Reigns winky face talking. That face, that sexy face……

    • Aaron

      It’s not the average person on the street. We don’t talk to each other like we do on the internet. It’s on the Democratic Party to find and groom people who can win elections.

      • They’ve been so worried about getting all the power on the federal level and talking down to smaller entites (states/counties/etc…) that their sudden inability to win on the federal level just further exposes their “weak bench” that results from having the big names all from the same few places…

        • Aaron

          I do think there are places that are a complete waste to contest, but that’s not everywhere. I wouldn’t spend any time in Wyoming, but I’d be all over Michigan and Pennsylvania.

  • cabspaintedyellow

    I’m off to lunch. Enjoy politics.

    http://gallery.rennlist.com/albums/album240/eject.jpg

  • ILikeNeville

    This TNA logo isn’t so bad. I bet Jim Neidhart is super excited about the push he’s going to be getting.

    • ILikeNeville

      Who?

      • ILikeNeville

        Exactly.

        • Roman Reigns Winky Face

          ILikeYourPosts

          • ILikeNeville

            I like your sass, your verve, your va va voom.

  • John Cena posted another picture of Kenny Omega on his instagram; Cena vs Omega ******* match confirmed for WrestleMania (which will be renamed Wrestle Kingdom).
    https://www.instagram.com/p/BPDHXJ1D67s/

    • Mikey

      That would be fantastic!

  • The great failure of the left in this Trump election was not enough truth bombs from John Oliver.

    • Brian_Bayless

      No one wanted Hillary and old white men are not voting for a woman.

      • The Rabid One

        Hey she felt it was her duty to run, she never wanted the job, the job wanted her.

      • Aaron

        A large amount of women won’t vote for a woman.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      Oh god, we needed LESS of those. I love John Oliver, but I hate how every segment (adjective) some issue.

    • People were still calling him Trump instead of Drumpf. The message just never got out!

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Of all the things you can rip into Trump about, you’re going to make fun of the fact that one of his ancestors changed the family name 150 years ago? Something which millions of Americans’ families probably also did?

        I mean, that’s really the best angle you can come up with?

        • I hated that angle. It’s such an example of snooty liberals thinking they’re smart and clever, when they’re just being dicks.

          Be wittier.

        • Aaron

          I have too many -skis in my background to be okay with that.

  • Daniel Swinney

    Part of me genuinely feels like I should just get a segway instead of getting my brakes replaced.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Eh, fuck it. The conservatives devised a brilliant plan and we liberals were merely the tragic target. There was nothing wrong with our strategy or message and we are merely the stumbling, bow-legged victims of a national rape that we never deserved. No matter what, it’s always someone else’s fault

    • Wade

      I don’t get why these arguments keep popping up here.

      Who wakes up and gets so riled up about politics that they need to go scream it at their wrestling buddies?

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        Well, me today I guess lol

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        The ODB takes weren’t hot enough.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Also, I tried to get a good discussion started on Jared Goff.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I tried participating!

        • chicagodem79

          He sucks, next question lol.

      • It’s not just here by a long shot. Some people just think that literally any time and any place is perfect to bring up politics.

      • Aaron

        You’re the only one here who still has WWF Wrestling Buddies.

      • There are certain people here who want nothing more than to argue about politics, and there are others who will get easily sucked in.

        • chicagodem79

          It’s a pretty civil discussion. I don’t like to get into it often, but compared to other places on the internet, this place isn’t so bad.

          • It’s usually much better here, sure, but there’s still a lot of people here who talk out their ass and act like they know everything.

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          It’s just such a bore watching the sense of entitlement extend past the loss.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      Fair enough.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Honestly, I think it boils down to the image of Hillary and old white men are not voting for a woman.

      Generic white Democrat #1 probably could have won the election

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        General White Democrat #1 wouldn’t have been Female Nixon so, yeah, probably. I mean this is the best part really, we put up Female Richard Nixon and then called people deplorable for not voting for her lol

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I kept saying this the entire time! She was literally the exact same as Nixon on every policy!

          • And I STILL say I would rather female Nixon in the White House (the comparisons are out of this world scary) than crazy tweeting man.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I would, too, but I’m not going to vote for either. That’s not a good set of options. Turns out I’m more like the average Democrat voter than anyone thought.

          • Turns out, that’s literally why Trump is in the White House. The DNC is a pretty stupid group of people.

          • Brian_Bayless

            There are good young Democrats out there but they’re buried under the shit clogging everything up.

          • The unfortunate part is that there may not be time to get those young Dems front and center for the 2020 race. They needed to start 2-4 years ago.

      • Aaron

        Hillary is part of a despised Clinton machine. It was a bad call.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        I don’t. I think not campaigning, ignoring both Obama and Bill’s advice on how to campaign, and never discussing policy cost her the election…but sure, let’s blame prejudice right after a black man was president for 8 years.

        • Brian_Bayless

          I’ve been in too many assisted living/nursing homes that have old men who share the same view. People born in the 20’s and 30’s share that view and they all vote.

          Hillary had a shit image. People didnt want her in 2008 and they didnt want her in 2016, even if the DNC rigged it for her to win by not tossing up anyone to challenge her.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            There are more old people who would never vote for a black man than a white woman.

          • Brian_Bayless

            Not my grandfather

        • Aaron

          Prejudice was still part of it. It built the resentment angle.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Yep. If anything, we weren’t smug and mean enough and didn’t call people enough names. We needed more smug lectures and ad hominem attacks. That’s what I’ve learned today.

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        That is the nut apparently. We weren’t filled with enough hubris. Good god, how low do we have to sink to win with an allegedly superior message?

      • Bones

        Two wrongs make it right!

      • Aaron

        I do believe it’s time to knuckle up, but there are ways to do it. This man is a corrupt buffoon – keep hitting that.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Democrats had the better strategy in 2008. The Republicans had the better one in 2016.

      The pendulum goes back and forth.

      • Aaron

        This particular defeat can be reversed right quick – Mr. Trump is incredibly unpopular. Organize!

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          I said it earlier — say what you will about the Tea Party movements (can’t say I’m a fan), but the groups got organized, got working on local campaigns, and helped elect dozens (hundreds?) of conservatives to office, and the effect trickled up.

          Liberals have the same passion, but for whatever reason they’re not quite as good at the grassroots organizing. If they can get it done, they can make huge gains in 2018. They’re working against the most unpopular president-elect in recent memory.

          • Aaron

            What’s funny is that the blueprint is right there. Whether Bernie would have won nationally is immaterial; take the best practices from the success he did have.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            But that would be admitting he knew what he was doing and we can’t have that…

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Excellent point.

          • What gains?

            The House is pretty well gerrymandered (FAIL on both sides), and the Senate class coming up is already top-heavy with Dems.

          • tannerfamilyfun92

            Gains on the local level. The Republicans have a deep, deep bench now, with 33 governors and control of 32 state legislatures.

          • This sounds like a plan. Let’s see if they bother working on the local level.

      • chicagodem79

        I waver back and forth on this, the GOP had a good strategy, but I also think they lucked into it. There is a significant portion of Republicans that still do not really like or trust Trump, and if they had lost, it would’ve been a trainwreck.

        • tannerfamilyfun92

          Well, Trump isn’t really a Republican in the RNC sense of the term. The RNC didn’t exactly want to win the election this way, nor did they expect to.

          • chicagodem79

            True, good point.

    • Just on CNN’s election night, I heard it was:
      * White people
      * The Russians
      * Fake News
      * Echo Chambers

      Then the numbers showed the main reason was Democrat voters staying home.

      • chicagodem79

        You are absolutely right about that. And that’s Hillary’s fault 100%.

  • Wade

    Valiente vs Ultimo Guerrero was pretty good too!

  • Facts

    Looking at John Cena’s instagram and he is kind of weird.

    • djowalsen: Known Hater

      I was doing the exact same thing.

    • Mikey

      It’s all just him trolling people or posting odd photos.

    • Aaron

      It’s a cry for help.

  • The Rabid One

    Medium Spicy Take: The 1980’s Sitcom-satire SledgeHammer was significantly ahead of it’s time

    • Aaron

      That was a great show.

  • https://www.buzzfeed.com/josephbernstein/donald-trumps-twitter-account-is-a-security-disaster-waiting?utm_term=.piqr99j9J#.xwLNrrQrx

    An actual scary thought considering Zuckerberg’s own Twitter has been hacked. I’ve got a feeling Trump’s reliance on Twitter is going to REALLY bite us in the ass.

  • The Rabid One

    http://www.inc.com/suzanne-lucas/san-francisco-ceo-calls-rural-americans-racist-institutes-xenophobic-hiring-rul.html
    When you throw stones, do not live in glass houses, and break federal laws by your hiring practices. LMAO.

    • Aaron

      Those will be repealed anyway.

      • The Rabid One

        Obviously now, when everyone is looking at her with a fine tooth comb

    • So very inartful.

    • PhilStubington

      And totally fucking ignorant of any historic context given that the birth place of the left in America was often rural America.

  • Diddly

    CORPORATE SYNERGY

    http://anthemse.com/

    • PhilStubington

      Must make TNA proud that they don’t even get a mention.

  • Bones

    Also if you can attend a NHL game do it. It’s so much better in person.

    • Aaron

      Hockey is one of the best live sports.

    • The Rabid One

      People tell me this, even Kings games are fun and better to watch in person. I am tempted to say the least.

    • Brian_Bayless

      You can see how fast it is live and its nuts

    • PhilStubington

      The only sporting event in the States I’ve seen a fight break out in the stands was a hockey game.

    • chicagodem79

      I would go further and say, sit higher if possible. Anything that’s glass level and lower (unless you’re in the first couple of rows) isn’t as good as sitting above everything and seeing the whole ice.

      • Bones

        I sat five rows up in one of the corners. I had trouble seeing what was going on the other side of the ice

      • You get a better sense of the speed at ice level. It’s one thing that has never translated well to TV. But once you understand the game, yeah, higher seats are better viewing.

        • chicagodem79

          At ice level, you get the speed and physicality of the game. Those huge dudes bouncing off the boards is pretty damn violent lol. But you’ll have to pay a pretty penny for those seats in most arenas.

    • Dwayne

      Hockey is super exciting in person.

  • jobber123

    On the subject of The Corporate Ministry, Prichard said that rumors claiming that ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted DiBiase and Jake ‘The Snake’ Roberts were originally meant to be The Higher Power are false. Rather, Christopher Daniels was Vince Russo’s pick to be The Higher Power; however, McMahon nixed those plans because he thought Daniels was too small for the role.

    “The original idea was ‘The Fallen Angel’ Christopher Daniels. And then Vince saw him and said, ‘absolutely not’. [McMahon did not like Daniels’] size. [He] just didn’t see it.” Prichard continued, “Chris was working out in California and Chris was working indies and different things an I was a big fan of Chris Daniels too at the time. I liked the ‘Fallen Angel’ gimmick and I want to say we had Chris under a developmental deal for a little while. [He] just didn’t see it. He just looked at him and he didn’t see it. He was dead from the get-go.”

    Prichard suggested that Daniels’ height was the primary problem, as being “juiced to the gills” as podcast co-host Conrad Thompson put it, would not have changed McMahon’s opinion.

    “Height, height, height, and again, first impressions of Vince looking at him. And I don’t know where Vince saw him or what the presentation was at all, but all of a sudden, it was, ‘nope, not him – don’t have anything for him.’

    • jobber123

      That is so funny. Could you imagine if the higher power was some 1999 indy guy?

      • johntcole

        Yeah there were plenty other reasons rather than height for that being a terrible idea.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        Nope.

      • Clark O’Brien

        I never got these rumours, Jake I coul see, but when you hear names like The Jackyl I can’t see it at all.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Daniel Bryan was one of the most charismatic wrestlers of the 21st century and it took the arena crowds shitting on the product for months before Vince was convinced that he could have the ball for a bit… it’s all height.

      • johntcole

        Well that was a bad idea all around other than the height issue.

        Plus Punk leaving was probably the main reason for the Mania change.

  • So according to Japanese Audio Wrestling, apparently the reason Will Ospreay only had a very marginal role at WK is because he might have heat with the NJPW office for his attitude. IT’s just whispers at this point, but it’s interesting wrestling news.

    • jobber123

      He definitely made sure to get his shit in during that match at least.

    • You know…I can see Ospreay doing some accidentally stupid and starting a blood feud with the Yakuza or something like that

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    I think maybe I’m just having a hard time with all this because I’ve never seen losers retain a superiority complex lol

    It’s an odd move.

    • Really? It happened 16 years ago, too.

      • Kenny_Reigns

        And 8 years ago.

        • Aaron

          Please. Nobody went on insane quests to “prove” that the President was a plant by the Kenyans.

          • Brian_Bayless

            People today still think he is a Muslim Terrorist.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            People today still think he’s worthy of a Peace Prize too so basically everyone’s a moron

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            Idiots today think that.

          • You can’t call them idiots, that’s why Trump is president.

          • AnInternetToughGuy

            The idiots worth not being called idiots will turn around in a year or two.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            However George Bush was definitely the devil and part of a worldwide conspiracy to get us into 30 wars and will never give up his office. So there’s that.

          • Aaron

            You were in college too, I take it.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            Yep and it was embarrassing then. It’s more embarrassing now because I’m watching my adult friends do it, at least back then we could blame it on being young. The impotent freak out in Seattle is extreme.

          • Aaron

            Your surroundings definitely affect that. The past eight years listening to birthers have been something.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            I like your take more than most. The organization is going to decide this. I’m just about 100% sure we’re never going to organize in favor of just calling him names and he will absolutely win that game

          • Daniel Swinney

            They went on insane quests to “prove” that he was a Kenyan.

        • That wasn’t a superiority complex in the same way it was with Bush and now Trump. That was an 8-year-long hissy fit.

          • Aaron

            A fit by people who call themselves the Real America. There are definitely some holier than thou attitudes.

          • Hissy fit.

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        I was watching videos yesterday of that particular freak out. I think maybe that’s another reason older liberals are being a little more mature about this, we’ve had an election actually stolen before, and we survived that too.

        • It’s why MoveOn.org was invented. This time it just doesn’t appear there’s any leadership on the left who wants to step and say “Move on.”

          • chicagodem79

            Good point as well, the GOP when they got beat up by Obama. Sure you had the fringes who didn’t believe the polls, but they moved on and resumed their strategy. Trump won fair and square, move on. Lord knows there’s a lot there to go after.

          • More than that, the GOP went local. They went after state houses and senates and municipal councils. Arguably Obama leaves office as the most popular president since FDR, and yet the Democrats only control the house, senate and governorship in five states. They lost 900 state and federal seats in his eight years despite his personal popularity.

          • The GOP didn’t just START going local when Obama won, what a ridiculous statement. They’ve been dominating the local level for decades now.

          • They made massive gains over the last eight years. They won the Kentucky House for the first time in nearly a century.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    If Hillary really wanted to win she should have called Disqus deplorable, there are LOTS of conservative sites out there with commenting, surely some of them are swing voters

    • Or not call any possible voters deplorable… But that is just me

    • “Yeah, swinging from jungle vines like the Obamas!”

      I mean, you don’t tread into those comment areas hoping to find rational debate.

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        Eh, calling a guy a rapist because he made a joke about women consenting to having their vagina touched isn’t much different. They’re both instinctive reactions that don’t come from a very well thought out place.

        • Trump raped his first wife.

          He’s a rapist.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            LOL!

          • Her divorce testimony states EXACTLY that.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            EXACTLY!! Her divorce testimony, AKA her lifelong job application. Jesus man, you can’t be this silly.

          • If you follow the pieces of everything that’s been said BY HIM and everything he’s been accused of doing, it’s all there.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            Right, I just really really need to want to see it. Hilarious.

          • You need to want to see a man rape his wife to believe it…?

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            I need to believe the worst possible things to excuse myself from having to examine the problems with my own ideology.

          • I need more coffee…

          • The Rabid One

            yeah and then she denied it happened, so it’s your choice on what you want to believe.

  • Well not at work yet but am at dealership waiting on tire

    • Have you offered to do a commercial for them?

  • johntcole

    So this was the last Bob Sapp MMA fight

    • maskedcabana

      Kevin Owens use to do MMA?

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    How fucking stoked would McGregor be by the way if all the brown people were deported and all that was left was MMA? Those would be some fucking crazy buyrates

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Did Meryl Streep really use Amy Adams as an example of an “immigrant”?

      Amy Adams was born in Italy because her dad was in the Army and she was born at a military base. That doesn’t count as “immigration,” let alone “illegal immigration.”

  • Wade

    Long term consequence of the Akiyama/Burning walkout of NOAH that no one predicted:

    Atsushi Aoki may be bland as hell as a junior worker, but apparently he’s awesome at training newcomers.

    Since the walkout, AJPW has debuted five rookies, all at least decent. NOAH has put out two, one of whom retired already due to injuries.

    • Aaron

      It’s a long process for these depleted companies.

      • Wade

        And ones rebuilding faster because they have the guy who’s apparently an amazing trainer.

        It’s interesting to watch from afar.

        • Thebraziliankid

          Aoki was always respected in the NOAH locker room

  • Facts

    – TNA plans to tape TV next on March 2nd through the 9th.
    -There are also still plans to run somewhere in Orlando over WrestleMania week, possibly partnering with another promotion.

  • chicagodem79

    I feel like Obama, if he wanted to, could write a really scathing book about his time in office, because the dude has been disrespected the second he walked into the White House. But he won’t because he’s too classy for that, but I would love to hear his thoughts off the record.

    • What? Obama has NEVER been disrespected.

  • Wade
  • Days of our lives is on here… You would think with sinking ratings these shows couldn’t afford all the plastic surgery alone for these women who have been on 30+ years

    • Daniel Swinney

      Yeah, I’m stuck with it too while getting my brakes repaired.

  • Pictures from today’s NOAH show at Korakuen.
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C1tvEE_UUAAR_Fg.jpg:large

    That’s sad.

    • PhilStubington

      🙁

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      I’ve seen indie events on Botchamania that have more people there

    • On the plus side…the first two rows are filled

    • I hope the show is called Going Down With The Boat

    • Wade

      I like the direction they’re going lately, but they’ve got a LONG road ahead of them.

      At least they’re still doing around 1100 there for major shows.

    • Ioan Morris

      They need to get out of Tokyo.

      • Wade

        They are just running Korakuen into the ground. They scheduled like 25 events there for 2017.

        • Ioan Morris

          Self-flagellation. Seems like it’s going to get worse before it gets better.

      • Probably didn’t help that there’s a Sumo tournament on right now too.

    • RudoWakening

      Ouch.

  • Jackson Smith

    Goodell wants to expand the playoffs to “8 or 10 teams a conference.” Ohhhhh boy.

    • Bones

      Because those four wild card games this year were classics that left people wanting more

    • Brian_Bayless

      Anything to ruin the sport he’ll do.

    • They couldn’t get an 18-game schedule, so they’re just going to add the two extra games per team in the playoffs?

    • chicagodem79

      I watched zero playoff games this weekend….and I think that will continue to be a trend for me.

    • RudoWakening

      Why not just go with 14-16 teams per conference?

      • And somehow the Bills still miss the playoffs every year.

  • Facts
    • “I don’t even wait.”

      Nothing fishy there.

  • Uggggh why don’t I have my car yet.

    • Facts

      A mechanic is busy making love to it.

    • Can’t you buy a new one?

  • So last week I totally went through 5 or so EVOLVE shows up to Mercury Rising 2016. And I gotta admit the title picture is awesome. The entirety of Catch Point, Sami Callahan and Caleb Konley were gunning for that title.

    If only Thatcher was even remotely interesting or entertaining in the ring…..

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That was a great build and the story of Thatcher defeating each Catch Point member one by one was awesome except for Thatcher totally sucking. Literally anyone else in that role and it’s a story for all-time.

      • Yeah. I saw that mini-doc about the second Riddle and Thatcher match where Thatcher said “This time, it’s gonna be a fight!” and what does he do?

        He does grapplefuck bullshit…aggressive grapplefuck bullshit but still!

    • Brian_Bayless

      Caleb Konley kinda sucks.

      • By kinda, do you mean “really”? I can’t understand how Tony Nese has an intact spine from carrying Caleb for months

    • Daniel Swinney

      I only remember Callihan from NXT. Has he stopped being awful?

      • Brian_Bayless

        He’s awesome now.

        The WWE Wouldnt let him wrestle his style he used in the Independents.

      • Ehhhh….he’s much more watchable in EVOLVE.

  • Thebraziliankid

    If Brady wins the SB. I wanna see him taping vignettes the next season before the games making fun of Goddell.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Duck, I’d like to point out it’s been a whole hour since the last time someone said Kenny needs to be in WWE tomorrow. I’m doing us a service

  • Thebraziliankid

    Vignette 1:

    Brady in Hawaii with Gisele on his lap.

    Hi Roger, thank for giving me a extra month off, I ad hsome great time with my family and came back to get my 5th ring.

  • Jackson Smith

    Disqus you evil MONSTER you keep fucking up…

  • Ioan Morris

    Did anyone explain Jimmy Savile to the non-british fans of Sherlock?

    • Adam Wright

      A white Bill Crosby for Kids?

    • Wade

      Ohhh. Thats an awkward celebrity stand in…

      • Adam Wright

        To be fair it’s wasn’t played lightly or for comedy. It was very well played.

    • Aaron

      The pedo?

      • Ioan Morris

        Yeah. And necrophiliac. That’s who Culverton Smith was.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      Go on…

      • Ioan Morris

        All that stuff about keys to special rooms in hospitals is based on him. A serial paedophile, sexual abuser and necrophiliac who was also a huge TV personality and spent Christmas with Margaret Thatcher.

        • PhilStubington

          And a pro wrestler

          • The Silver Fox

            Until he wrestled Adrian Street.

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          WHAT

          *off to wiki*

          • Wade

            He was like Mr. Rogers, Marc Summers and Walter Kronkite for omnipresence and trustworthiness to children.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I would be utterly destroyed if anything bad about Marc Summers ever came out.

  • Facts

    Who would win in a Presidential race?

    Kenny Omega or Donald Trump?

  • Thebraziliankid

    Vignette 2

    Hey Roger, it’s good to be the king. I gave my 5th ring to my wife, she loved, didn’t had to pay for nothing. Thank you, Roger. Remember kids, winners don’t cheat.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I feel like Kenny Omega is this year’s Sasha Banks.

    • Brian_Bayless

      In what way?

      Kenny is 1,000x more charismatic

      • Wade

        The hype machine getting insanely out of control.

        • Brian_Bayless

          How so?

          Had a great year and put on an all-time individual performance.

          • Wade

            He’s great, but he’s getting talked about like it’s 87 Flair possibly coming in and that he can overcome bad booking and agenting and save the show.

            He’s fantastic, but the hyperbole is getting sort of out there.

          • jobber123

            Meltzer gave him a higher star rating than AJ vs Cena

          • Brian_Bayless

            Meltzer hates WWE because he didnt give a Takeover match *****

          • jobber123

            He is just hating on wwe. He’s only rated 100’s of there matches in 2016 at over 4 stars including tons of shit lots of people here thought sucked ass.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          I hate when I agree with you, but here we are.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          Especially by people who have seen him in all of one match.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        In that everyone is talking about him like he’s the solution to all of our problems. Tim Kail will write a 330 page book on his hair.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Who is saying he is the solution?

          • Matt_Indeed.

            We have been talking about Kenny Omega nonstop for a week at least.

      • jobber123

        It’s a total thing where people are mad someone from outside wwe is getting too much press. If he’s so great why isn’t he on my favorite tv show (that I only complain about). Easily dismissed wrestling fan baby boy stuff. Nothing more to it imo.

        • Brian_Bayless

          This.

          NJPW is the #2 promotion in the world. Omega had a great year and a individual performance at WK11 that very few in wrestling can ever match.

          Since people rave about that match and Omega, he is now overrated. What other free agent in the world is more valuable to the WWE than Omega?

          People who only watch WWE, who accuse you of having a bias to something else, are the most biased wrestling fans of all.

          • Wade

            At the same time, cooler head says need to prevail as to the promotion, the style and the restrictions.

            Because we see something great, does not mean that it is forever or transferable.

            What happens there, might not happen here.

          • jobber123

            This is like the perfect storm for that. Yeah njpw is just some bush league fed, and that match drew no money and was is in a high school gym. And he’s just a spot monkey who can’t work and is going to hurt people!

            I have more to say but I’m busy watching Seth Rollins, the best worker in the world sports entertain in a 1/3 empty building on raw.

          • Wade

            Nobody is saying he isn’t insanely talented.

            It’s that the hype machine is dialed to 15 out of 10 and it WILL cause a backlash from those who aren’t super familiar.

          • Brian_Bayless

            But how is the hype machine out of control is my question?

          • Wade

            A six star match from Meltz plus a solid week of “OMG Greatest Match and Wrestler Ever” from people who’ve seen him before. PLUS shit like Cena pimping him out on the mainstream. PLUS nonstop speculation about his future.

            From what I’ve read the last week, here and other places, if he’s not 96 Shawn and 87 Flair at the same time, I’m getting let down if I’ve never seen him.

          • Brian_Bayless

            The speculation of his future coincides with his contract expiring at the end of the month. And with WWE signing up everyone and anyone, why wouldnt they look at him? Who else is a bigger free agent than Omega?

            And with wrestling being stagnant and boring, Omega has been a breath of fresh air. And, he’s had a great 2016 at a high level.

            He also put on an amazing performance in the biggest match of his career.

            Expecting everyone to wrestle like that each and every time out means you are kind of an idiot (not you personally, just those who think every match should be like that), not that the person is overhyped.

          • Wade

            That’s almost word for word what happened with Sasha last year.

            It’s the same machine, but aimed differently.

          • jobber123

            I don’t see his hype as being out of control. People are saying he’s the first or second best white wrestler in the world. Imo that is justified. And will stir up wwe fans for good or bad. Not his fault.

        • Matt_Indeed.

          That’s not what I’m saying. I’m saying the hype is amazing, and the end result if he went to WWE, would be the same result as everyone else on that roster….meh.

          • And that’s a WWE problem, NOT a Kenny Omega problem.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Yes….?

          • … that’s it.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            …cool.

    • Wade

      He tops out at “Next Jericho” imo and I think people are setting themselves up for disappointment.

    • Hey! He has a perfectly fine hairline that wants to be on his head…unlike Sasha’s hair

    • brocore

      An overhyped worker who’s actually kind of dangerous and is probably going to end his career early because of that sloppiness?

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I like him, I just don’t think any of it matters. WWE is a homogenized shitshow that won’t ever change, so why bother?

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          And that’s the horror. Everyone is into him now but “being into him” is basically just saying “so he needs to come to WWE now so I can watch him.”

          He’s done legendarily amazing shit in Japan, watch that

          • Wade

            You know who was doing legendary shit in Mexico two years ago?

            Andrede Cien Almas!

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Yep.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            I say this all completely selfishly, btw, I can admit that. I barely found this guy this summer and now he’s getting taken away like that time I got a puppy but it wouldn’t stop shitting in the hall and then one day that puppy was fucking GONE man, just gone!

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I feel disappointed in myself for not showing you his work sooner.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            You tried. I needed a Deletion to show me the way honestly

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I love how people have seen him in exactly one match and are losing their minds over him.

          • brocore

            Hey, I also saw that match he lost to a little girl!

          • PhilStubington

            Lots of people here have seen the Kenny Omega is the champion of anywhere match on Youtube.

          • And plenty of us also watched Omega/Kushida last year. And Omega/Taguchi two years ago.

            He’s not some “hidden gem” like Reckless Youth or late 90s Chris Daniels. Are people going overboard in praising him? Well… does a bear shit in the woods?

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Bingo.
            All you’re going to get with him coming to WWE is about 18 months, and you’ll be sick of him like everyone else on that roster.

      • jobber123

        Lmfao

      • Kenny_Reigns

        So you’re not familiar with his career?

        • brocore

          I meant that to be directed at Sasha. I was trying to understand the comparison.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            Oh! I know very little of Sasha’s career other than everyone loved her before turning on her.

          • brocore

            She was a good worker in NXT when she wasn’t overexposed and they had Sara Del Ray laying out her matches in advance. Now she’s traded the title with Charlotte too many times, never won a big match on PPV, and is seemingly having her matches laid out on a napkin 10 minutes before she’s supposed to wrestle. She compensates for all of this by doing ridiculous and/or crazy high spots that also tend to function as midmatch transitions rather than as a spectacular finish.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            That sounds about right. I saw her in NXT and thought, “it will be interesting to see the reaction when she loses Del Rey.”

          • Miko363

            Hot take: They should have brought Del Rey up to continue to work with them on the main roster, even though it would have further decimated NXT.

          • brocore

            Or just put someone competent, like Dutch Mantell, in charge of the women instead of whatever agent is helping Seth Rollins lay out his video game button mashing nonsense matches.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      I feel like one of the ECW mutants with Benoit, PLEASE DON’T GO! PLEASE DON’T GO!

    • He’s balding and pretends to be Eddie’s daughter?

      • Miko363

        They should do a Russo-esque swerve and reveal that Kenny Omega = Dominic Mysterio, who was actually Eddie’s kid the whole time.

    • maskedcabana

      The backlash wont start till ’18.

  • Thebraziliankid

    Stop fucking it up, DISQUS.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Ok, back to 1997. The good old days when Presidents didn’t rape they just used the power of the office to coerce interns into totes consensual sex acts haha

    • “Why won’t Monica vote Democrat anymore?”

      “They left a bad taste in her mouth.”

      • But in fairness, I do absolutely believe it was consensual at the time. The aftermath is what pissed her off more than anything, I bet.

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          Same here but I am nothing if not incorrigible

        • Jackson Smith

          Of course it was consensual. She was giggling to John Goodman on the phone about it, remember? lol

        • But I had been brought up to believe that it couldn’t *really* be consensual since he was in a position of power over her. That certainly would have been the feminist argument if it wasn’t one of their own getting his dick sucked off by an intern.

  • jobber123

    Duck did you watch that 3 kings show? Claro sports had a live stream of it. I missed the first half but saw the second half. Good matches and a great crowd. The semi main was pretty sweet.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Happy new year jobber!

    • Wade

      Was that Friday’s?

      I’m working my way through it today.

      • jobber123

        Yeah it was awesome to have one aired live in great quality. I posted the link about 20 times in the Friday night thread. Not sure anyone else watched but I hope claro does this once a month or something. They stacked the card but I missed everything through Volador vs Memphisto

  • Facts

    We need Brock Lesnar in NJPW booked like Vader in 92 WCW.

    • Ioan Morris

      He was there in the mid-2000s and fucked them over. He’d never be allowed back, even if they could afford him.

  • PhilStubington

    Time to watch last night’s Sherlock. I have low expectations.

    • Adam Wright

      It’s actually really good. FAR better than last week.

    • Ioan Morris

      It was a return to form. Enjoy.

  • Robert

    EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF BIG BOY!!

    • Watched this last night. I was a Sid mark for awhile.

      • McGann

        Sid Mark is a real person. He hosts a weekly syndicated radio show called “The Sounds of Sinatra”…my station carries it on Sunday evenings.

  • chicagodem79

    So Russell Westbrook and his traveling triple double show is in town tonight. Historically he’s struggled at the United Center, wonder how they’ll play tonight against the……enigmatic Bulls lol.

    • Robert

      This season has to be so frustrating for him. Having to do yeoman’s work just to stay a few games above .500.

  • Mikey

    I do not have much to say about Kenny Omega going to WWE other than it would make the roster better than it is today.

    • chicagodem79

      Unless he got a main event push, he’s be just another 50/50 geek.

      • Mikey

        They looked like they were going to really push Balor until evil Seth hurt him.

        Styles has been pushed well this year outside of that Ellsworth nonsense that went far too long.

    • Ioan Morris

      I do not have much to say about Kenny Omega going to WWE other than I hope it doesn’t happen.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      I don’t really think either side is wrong. WWE fans should want to see him, because he’s awesome. But the other fans are right for not wanting to see him go too, because he’s fucking awesome

      • Mikey

        This is accurate. Like I never thought Kevin Owens would be a WWE champion. But he still mostly looks like a dope in his title matches so it’s not like he’s joined the likes of Bret Hart, Shawn Michaels, and Steve Austin.

      • chicagodem79

        I think it would depend on how well he adapts his style to WWE style. AJ has done a fantastic job of it, so it is possible.

        • Dwayne

          That’s true. Who would have thought AJ would have had run like this in just one year?

          • chicagodem79

            He’s really bloomed. Somebody else mentioned earlier, when he debuted, they hardly let him talk, now he’s cutting some of the best promos in WWE. Truly incredible.

    • chicagodem79

      Is this official? I know that’s the rumor going around.

      • Mikey

        No, not at all, lol.

        • chicagodem79

          Ha, been away for much of the weekend so I haven’t exactly been on top of the news lol.

    • brocore

      Omega’s a Japanophile. He’s spent his entire career working to get where he is right now. I don’t see him leaving until he’s been IWGP Champion.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Protein pancakes taste nothing like pancakes, but they are still very tasty.

    • RudoWakening

      This is correct. The protein pancakes from Target are delicious.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        I’ve never had those! I just whipped up some of my own yesterday.

    • Devin Harris

      Bananas and eggs?

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Yep.

  • Adam Wright

    So a close colleague at work was telling me and a group of other colleagues that one of her daughters oldest friends whom they had known for over 20 years had been arrested for Murder. Clear murder (stamping on a guys head) so nothing vague.
    She was complaining that by sending the killer to prison for years. It ruined the killers life as well as the victims and it wasn’t right that two lives and the lives of their families should be ruined.

    She got very defensive and upset that the rest of us didn’t agree with her logic.

    • Six Star TatR!

      People forget the real victims of crimes, the perpetrators

      • Adam Wright

        She was upset that the killers parents would have to deal with their families reputation in the town. She actually gave an example of how awkward they would feel if they saw a member of the victims family in the town centre.

        • Six Star TatR!

          It is true that the families did nothing wrong. You’d hope their neighbours would be understanding

          • The only way I’d say this doesn’t apply is if the family fervently defended the criminal while on trial.

            You know, like that Stanford swimmer’s fucking moronic daddy.

        • RudoWakening

          They probably should have done a better job in not raising a murderer.

        • Aaron

          While this is sometimes a hackneyed argument, the person who was killed also has a family.

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      So British people are polite even about murder?

    • Six Star TatR!

      “Now now, it takes two to murder, one to murder and one to be murdered”

    • To be fair, a lot of people don’t give two thoughts about the perpetrator of a crime until they know one.

      But yeah, she isn’t thinking it through.

    • People are fucking stupid.

    • Aaron

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      What a dumbfuck. That’s the type of murder you should be executed for, since it takes some effort

  • Robert

    Mountie got jobbed. A man of his caliber should not be given a mere 2-day Intercontinental Title reign.

  • DAJackson7

    Ugh, i really need to pick up 2k17. 15 sucks so bad

    • RudoWakening

      I’ve been enjoying it for the most part. It’s not No Mercy but it’s still fun enough. My CAW in My Career has been feuding with Joe in NXT and having **** matches like crazy.

      • Aaron

        More importantly, you’re being moved up to the A Show tonight!

      • DAJackson7

        When are they going to upgrade it where you can have a six star match?

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Going to start Iron Man 1 at 10:45/1:45 if anyone’s bored and wants to watch something

    • I believe the K in your name is superfluous.

  • PhilStubington

    This actully quite creepy. I can see why they pushed back the start for half an hour.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Is Kenny Omega a face or heel?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Heel in Japan, face in the US, just like all of the Bullet Club.

      • Aaron

        The nature of faces and heels in Japan is very different.

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I love how patriotic wrestling is. Even Rush got face pops in CMLL when facing Matt Taven because Taven is a gringo.

    • brocore

      Right now? A heel. He’s head of The Elite which is an offshoot of the Bullet Club. So he’s also the leader of the Bullet Club.

    • Aaron

      Turning face.

    • jobber123

      I say heel but GlenFrogginton is adamant he’s face and his argument was strong so I defer to him.

      • Nah, Kenny might get “respect face-ish” reactions from fans, but until he dumps BC he’s still a heel. I’m curious if the Bucks would turn with him, or turn on him.

      • Ioan Morris

        I don’t think he can be if attacks Okada post-match and OWA’s him through a table.

  • Bobby

    Watching the Atlanta show in 2002 where Austin no-showed and Vince comes out trying to walk with that swag but you can tell he’s genuinely pissed about Austin.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Austin still takes too much of the blame for that.

      Dude was 100% right — you don’t give away Austin/Lesnar on RAW.

      Of course, he didn’t need to walk out on the company, but he was in the right.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    From earlier today: Talking about how boring 80’s Crockett wrestling to me (for the most part…some stuff was great)….
    ….You got two guys in trunks trading wristlocks for 10 minutes….if you like that sort of stuff, cool, I’ll go play a video game or watch a movie with my time. I sat through it once, I’m not sitting through it again.

    • Aaron

      I like the heat work more than most.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Man, I just can’t sit through it. Even the 4-minute matches from the old world championship wrestling show….fuckin’ Briscoes doing airplane spins and shit…..jesus Christ.

        • Aaron

          That’s fair. It was a very different time.

    • Bones

      The Flair promos are solid gold and so are Cornette’s.

      I skip through shitty squashes unless it’s the midnights/lod/etc

      • chicagodem79

        Squash matches are my absolute guilty pleasure. A good one (usually meaning a big, physical, evil heel destroying a scrawner face jobber) has unlimited rewatch value.

        • Dwayne

          I like seeing a jobber get the shit beat out of him sometimes.

          • Aaron

            Every BoD debut!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        I agree about the promos. It’s just the really shitty wrestling.
        Old guys talk about protecting the business all the time, but their shitty dropkicks are as business exposing as anything Seth Rollins does.

    • Wade

      I can’t do it either.

      I’d rather watch less wrestling, than pointless wrestling.

      • It’s not pointless. It’s there to establish “Hey this guy is REALLY good”, while not damaging any other important talents.

        It’s why people think WWE is 50/50 bullshit, there’s few jobbers to sacrifice to new acts or acts ready for that big push.

        • Also, remember that the TV show’s job was NOT to put on the “money matches”, but to get the fans out to the live shows (where the REAL money was made) to see those encounters.

          TV got those stars exposure, the house shows made the money and the overall fame.

          • Wade

            I find it pointless to watch anything but the “Money Matches.”

          • Easy to do now, because the TV product is now where those matches are put… house shows are merely to let the people see those stars in person, and barely have any real function.

          • chicagodem79

            I’ll give you, unless you were “there” and feel some nostalgia for the time, it’s hard to watch if you’re coming in new with no feel for that type of wrestling.

        • jobber123

          Those nwa 605 shows fucking rule.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        It feels like a chore. Like I may get a gold star if I sit through it.

    • Mikey

      I really don’t like that stuff until around 88 or so. Even then just famous PPVs from the era.

    • Six Star TatR!

      To be fair to most old wrestling like that, it wasn’t really designed to be watched more than once

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Very true.
        ***1/2 comment.

        • Six Star TatR!

          I’ll take it

  • Vintage

    Word is, Ben Affleck might be up for a Razzie for BvS.

    They can fuck right off with that. He was the only watchable thing in that entire mess not named Wonder Woman.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Razzies have a hard on for Affleck

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        I don’t understand why either. I love Affleck and I think “Argo” is one of the best dramas I’ve ever watched. Granted, I don’t watch a lot of movies, but I can’t remember another movie flying by like that.

        • Brian_Bayless

          They like to take down bigger names.

    • Adam Wright

      Amy Adams in a bathtub

      • Aaron

        brb

    • Bobby

      That’s some serious bullshit when Eisenberg is right there.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Right? “Hey we have the worst villain ever we can give it to or we can give it to Ben Affleck because he sucked in Gigli 15 years ago. Affleck it is.”

        • Mikey

          Especially since he’s mostly been great the last ten years or so.

      • tannerfamilyfun92

        Eisenberg was by far the worst thing in that movie, and there’s a lot of bad things in that movie.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      They’re just jealous. I haven’t even seen that film, and I already know they just do that shit because they personally don’t like the guy.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Ben Affleck has replaced Stallone as the Razzies’ favorite punching bag

    • Six Star TatR!

      I barely even remember Affleck in that movie. He wasn’t ACTIVELY bad

    • Concur.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      Not only was he watchable, he was possibly the best Bruce ever and that Arkham-style fight scene was the best Batmanning ever done

    • jobber123

      Hot take: That was the best version of batman put to film.

    • But so is Henry Cavill and Jessie Eisenberg.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    I’m watching some Kenny Omega stuff on YT. It seems like he’s a guy that’s going to have everything unique about him sanded down by Bucky. From the little I can tell, he carries himself like a star and has a boatload of charisma.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      This is accurate.

    • Wade

      In a WWE context for career, I see “Next Jericho” as the likely outcome.

      • Dwayne

        That’s not bad

      • Mikey

        That’s a HoF career. Would you go that far? Chris’ body of work is some of the best in company history.

        • Wade

          I do.

          I see him as being the guy right below the top guys that is insanely beloved by the internet crowd and always gets a huge reaction, but will only briefly be the true ace.

          • Mikey

            That’s fair.

      • chicagodem79

        Depends on what the WWE views his ceiling as. You have to be truly special to overcome whatever bucket they have you in. Not saying it’s impossible, but it’s not easy either.

    • RudoWakening

      You pretty much nailed it.

    • brocore

      While I like some his character work, he has the same problem most of today’s stars have for me. They don’t look like wrestlers, and they come across as actively trying too hard. Dean Ambrose is the worst at this because I don’t feel like he’s genuinely crazy the same way I thought Pillman was (probably because he actually was), but Omega also has that “I’m a guy who grew up watching wrestling and I’m going imitate all the things I liked about it” vibe rather than someone who genuinely inhabits their character.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        I watched Ambrose’s promos when he was Jon Moxley and I thought he nailed the crazy.

        • brocore

          Personally, I thought he was a Hot Topic kid on coke.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        That’s just because you’re too old and don’t let it be what it is.

        • brocore

          I guess? There are guys here and there who didn’t give off that vibe, like the old ROH crew of Bryan, Punk, and Joe. They seemed like legit wrestlers despite their size (Joe excluded).

  • Devin Harris

    I don’t even know what Kenny omega looks like. I’ve got nothing else to add to this discussion

    • Roman Reigns Winky Face

      A brawnier Edge.

      • brocore

        Braun Hardcastle

      • chicagodem79

        That’s pretty spot on, I was thinking the same thing lol.

    • So, normal day for you?

      • Devin Harris

        Trump will be sworn in on the 20th so you won’t have to hide your disdain much longer

        • Don’t know what you mean.

          • Devin Harris

            Of course not

          • You should try not being racist for awhile. It’s kind of nice.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      Some white dude

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Find any Aphex Twin album cover with Richard D. James on the front. Then put Shirley Temple hair on that image. Boom-Kenny Omega.

      • Devin Harris

        This would be a very helpful review for someone like Marv. Unfortunately I’m black so none of these words compute

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          For fucks sakes! Google, man! Google Aphex Twin album covers then Shirley Temple.

          • Devin Harris

            What part of I’m black don’t you get???? I don’t know how to google

          • Death Rollins

            Put a Jheri curl on 80s Stallone.

          • Devin Harris

            Finally, someone that speaks the language

  • so, it seems disqus is choking on donkey dicks again today.

  • Bones

    I do agree with Indeed on this though, some of the Crockett stuff is a chore to get through

  • Mikey

    @Kenny_Reigns:disqus I read that Krayzie Bone sat down and talked to Ice Cube about doing a Bone Thugs biopic.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      That sounds awesome!! I’d be all over that!!

      • Mikey

        Me too. Obviously wouldn’t be a box office hit but if it was on the Indie scene, that’d be awesome.

        • chicagodem79

          There’s a lot of people that grew up on Bone…it probably would be more watched than you think.

          • Mikey

            That’s true. They just seem to go unnnoticed today

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    No matter how many times I watch this movie seeing Terrence Howard is weird every time.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      At the end when he looks at the War Machine suit and says, “next time baby” it’s fun to say, “Yeaaaaaaah….not for you.”

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        LOL I am petty like that too.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    I’m gonna say it again….

    The old guys talk about protecting the business all the time, but their shitty dropkicks from the 80s are as business exposing as anything Seth Rollins does.

    • Eh. Kinda depends, doesn’t it? If said dropkicks were par for the course at the time, they didn’t really expose anything.

      But, there’s no need to protect anything anymore. Kayfabe is ded.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        True enough.

  • Bones

    Steelers opened as 1.5 favorites over the Chiefs and now KC is favored by one.

    Outside of one game, this next round doesn’t have the predictability

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      We might actually get a few decent games this time around.

      • DAJackson7

        Probablly three decent games and one blowout

  • Six Star TatR!

    Batman Returns is my spirit animal

    • Dwayne

      Your spirit animal sucks then

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Is a movie technically an animal?

      • Six Star TatR!

        yeah

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Penguin grosses me out in that movie. He really needs a bath.

    • Your spirit animal is neutered.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    “You ever lose an hour of sleep your whole life?”
    “I’m prepared to lose a few with you.”

    Pimping actually IS easy for Tony Stark.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    I feel like the treatment this blonde reporter gets is a little rough. She didn’t do anything wrong and the house and Pepper are very mean to her.

  • Ioan Morris

    Too much caffeine and now I’m crashing.

    • Moar caffeine.

    • Six Star TatR!

      more caffeine quick

  • Call to my cell just now:

    “is the head of the household there please?”

    Really? FUCK YOU.

    #HOSSRESPONSE

    • Mikey

      Needed to get Mrs. Hoss on the line anyway 😉

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      You’re in jail?!

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Eh never mind, she was catty to Pepper for no reason.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      Pepper don’t give a fuck

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Takin out the trash. It’s very clear from this first movie that Pepper is DTF.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    I’d like to think I’d be really good at running a movie studio considering how many studio movies misfire.

    But I’d probably do dumb shit like greenlight Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 or Alice Through the Looking Glass too.

  • jobber123

    Call me crazy but Arn and Tully or the mxe tuning up some local geeks, or seeing the RnR and magnum squash guys in front of fans who love them is very entertaining. I’d rather watch than Reigns vs Owens part 9000 which is literally being done to just fill time and churn out content. That is far more pointless to me than a match to hype a guy up for houseshow business.

    • And you didn’t see those stars every week back then. You might see them in-ring once every two-three weeks, and just in an interview otherwise.

      • chicagodem79

        I realize the name vs name matches is a genie you can’t put back in the bottle, but there also has to be a way to help differentiate guys to get more over with sustained pushes compared to the 50/50 nonsense.

    • brocore

      I’m still amazed that they somehow forgot that running the same match over and over kills its value to an audience. They were terrified of running Flair/Hogan but now they don’t bat an eye at throwing away PPV caliber matches three weeks in a row on TV.

      P.S. Yes, I know why, but it’s still insane.

      • jobber123

        How do we build for the big showdown between Reigns and Owens at the rumble?

        Ummm…lets have them wrestle 18 straight weeks on raw!

        • chicagodem79

          And they get lazy by tacking on a stip to Match #17 of the series of 18 to try and make it different. Rather than making a stip the result of stuff that happened in the feud.

      • Dwayne

        I do find it crazy that they give you these guys wrestling every week on Raw and still expect you to get excited for their ppv match.

        • brocore

          Or their rematch the following week.

      • For those who don’t know why:

        PPV holds NO VALUE to Vince and Friends anymore. The Network’s a nice revenue stream, but they value TV much more than the Network right now. That could change tomorrow, or next month, or next year… it’s just what it is now.

        RAW today is the Mid-South Coliseum show from 1980.

        • brocore

          Sort of. It was like this even before the Network.

    • Wade

      I see them both as super pointless. I’d rather do something else until it’s time for the money matches.

      • chicagodem79

        Eh fair enough. For my fandom, some of the greatest and most interesting character work had been done via squashes, so they were always fun to watch.

      • jobber123

        I like squash matches and pre scripted promos so those shows have high value to me. Plus to me, the flair stuff at that time is better than anything ever so I’m trying to watch them all. My problem is there are millions of things old and new I want to watch.

        • Dwayne

          Same with me. I haven’t seen alot of the old stuff and it’s fun catching it again for the first time. At the same time, i’m trying to keep up with the current stuff that i’m interested in.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      Oh, at least I’ve seen Arn and Tully, Magnum and MXE squashing geeks ONCE. I can’t even be bothered to sit through Reigns v. Owens at all.
      That’s a strawman to what I’m saying….for what it was, I couldn’t stomach watching it again, although I understand the nostalgia factor to it.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    “I’m not mad I’m indifferent” Howard feels much more like a dad than Cheadle does. I would have liked to see where he went with the character.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      We’d want him dead by now too.

  • PhilStubington

    this week’s sherlock is a major return to form so far.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      I can’t get into it or we’re off on a raving tangent for 90 minutes so I’ll just say: Fuck and yes, that episode was sublime

      • Ioan Morris

        PHIL DON’T READ THIS! I got the “thing” 18-minutes into the episode, for which I am incredibly proud 🙂

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          WOW, I’m still not even sure I believe “the thing” really happened and am pretty sure it’s a swerve on top of a swerve in a wooden box of swerves whittled by Swervy T. Plot Twist

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            WHAT THING

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            The ending with the person.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            He said 18 minutes in though. He figured it out 18 minutes in? Fucking legend.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            It’s Ioan, he has dark magic Welsh powers that include superhuman intuition and also being able to understand Welsh.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            That second part is most impressive.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          Legend.

          • Ioan Morris

            Ha thanks. I made sure to send a message to myself so I could prove to my GF that I wasn’t lying. (PHIL DON’T READ THIS!) The slightly wavering accent is how I got there. Still, it was VERY well done. I didn’t think that kind of thing was possible these days.

          • Macklin Man Without Password

            It totally blindsided me but as they showed flashbacks I was blown away by the truth of it. Very hard to discuss while being spoiler free lol. I could use spoiler tags but I’m an idiot.

          • Ioan Morris

            Same.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            That last part isn’t a spoiler.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      It’s amazing. I spent the next two hours after watching it ranting and raving and typing about it.

  • Ioan Morris

    Cool, there’s a UK tourney preview show on the Network tonight.

  • DAJackson7

    Went to the liqour store next door to grab something to eat like chips or something. Saw some beef jerky that looked good. It did not however taste good and thats when i read the label….beef jerky for dogs

  • Bones

    lol yesterday Bonita II and I were going out the revolving doors of a hotel bar by PPG arena just as a bunch of dejected Dolphins fans were walking in.

    I said “Oooooo I’m sorry guys.” And she got pissed at me.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    James Ellsworth cuts a more believable promo than Roman Reigns.

    • Ioan Morris

      He plays his role very well.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        I always forget SD Live! is on Tuesdays so I’m watching the latest available on the Network. I can’t believe how this geek out-promos half the roster.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    I love these scenes in the cave. They do a lot to make Tony someone you can actually like and root for.

  • The Rabid One

    You white people need an IRA.

    http://www.cnsnews.com/blog/mark-judge/

  • Seriously, how many times have we seen Reigns and Owens go at it?

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I’ve seen it zero.

  • PhilStubington

    Toby Jones (Culverton Smith) played the Dream Lord in Dr Who. I wonder if that was deliberate casting.

    • Ioan Morris

      I hope he didn’t turn up accidentally, that would’ve be awkward.

    • Death Rollins

      They have Dream Lords in that thing? Where’s Robert Englund?

  • You guys can make fun of the new TNA all you want I don’t give a hoot. I think they will be flying high soon enough

  • Wade

    I really wish WWE would adopt the weekly tag system Japan and Mexico figured out long ago.

    Do ONLY six mans and save the one on one matches for PPV.

    • Adam Wright

      They did a load of main event tag matches for a few years and loads of people complained it was boring and repetitive.

      • brocore

        “Lissen here playas, the four of you got a problem and we’re gonna solve it… IN A TAG MATCH… WIT DA UNDERTAKER!”

        • Death Rollins

          It was da best a times.

          • brocore

            It was da blurst a times.

      • Miko363

        Remember when every other Raw would end with John Cena in a handicap match, and he’d always just win clean anyway?

    • Mikey

      We’ve seen the combo of Reigns, Rollins, Ambrose, and Jericho sooooo many freaking times.

      • Wade

        Beauty of the 6 man.

        Somebody weird HAS to be in it instead of just those four.

        • Mikey

          That’s a good call. It’s why I just simply cannot watch Raw anymore. It’s like watching the same episode of a tv show you like every single week.

    • Ioan Morris

      But this is the singles match that REALLY matters!

  • Adam Wright

    just started coverage of the 4th round draw. Hoping for UTD to get a League 1 side and City, Liverpool, Chelsea & Arsenal get drawn against each other.

    • Six Star TatR!

      If we get Hull then we’ll play them 3 times in 6 days at the end of Jan/start of Feb

      • Adam Wright

        Hull would actually be quite funny then.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Tony is dressed like Frank and Charlie when they were dumpster diving. Also, making him carry his car battery is a wonderful dick move.

  • Bones
    • Mikey

      Lol she’s only 67!

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Time for another 8 Oscars at least!

    • Matt_Indeed.

      I’m sure she’s real broken up that Dana is upset.

    • I love that She said MMA would be one of the only things left if we got rid of all the non-whites….uhm… maybe you should have spent 2 minutes googling their roster.

      I’m guessing she thought MMA was just Rousey and McGregor fighting every week

      • Bones

        And Conor is from Ireland

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Wow…I just saw the new TNA logo.
    All they need now is an Angelfire website, and that new 1998 e-fed will be killin’ it.

    • jobber123

      Please let them have an owl based gimmick. Maybe even have Grado play it.

      • brocore

        New TNA Mascot: Hoots, the Owlman

      • Matt_Indeed.

        Hootie.

      • Jackson Smith

        “NO I AM NOT HOOTIE!”

    • Jackson Smith

      The company stole their logo from the lower back of a drunk college sophomore in Cabo.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Orton looks way more badass with the vest than the shirtdress.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • brocore

      I’m sure GFW would be GLAD to take time away from their pyramid scheme to run a joint show.

    • all new ways to lose money!

  • Adam Wright

    When you google Owl Anthem the first result is this Youtube Video of a poem written and performed by Paul Birchall

  • Ioan Morris

    Is Rollins/Jericho set for the Rumble?

    • Rollins will most likely be in the Rumble with Jericho… after Jericho gets out of the shark cage.

    • Adam Wright

      I’d be surprised if they have a single match at the Rumble. I expect them to meet in the Rumble match and have a match at Fastlane.

      • Ioan Morris

        So there’s a slight chance Jericho wins the US title? I don’t quite get the rules.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    God Rhyno is FAT.

    • Diddly

      Body like an iPhone

  • Wade

    I touched on it earlier, but if you want to see the Omega level stuff Andrede Almas was doing:

    Atlantis vs La Sombra (Almas)-2/3 Falls-Mask vs Mask
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5LQUouo78KY

    • jobber123

      If you haven’t seen this match, it’s awesome. Check out ducks link.

    • Ioan Morris

      It’s sad that people (rightly) think Naito is awesome, but that Almas is a nothing.

  • You’re supposed to think “It’s a superb owl.”
    superbowl.
    Super Bowl.
    Another fantastic Dixie mind trick!

  • HotTake# Matt Hardy could tour a Hardy Family stage show and draw bigger than TNA

    • Adam Wright

      Did the Hardy backyard special draw better than normal Impact?

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      I’d go. I’d even pay for a ticket across from the hard drone.

      • jobber123

        Dude on ROH last night the Young Bucks cut a promo on matt, and the lights went out and Vanguard 2 ran in on them and they super kicked it. The crowd went fucking wild.

        • Marvk Cuban – #9

          LOL, that sounds fucking amazing hahaha

    • jobber123

      He’s evem figured out a way to get pushed on RoH tv. That would probably draw pretty well.

    • Matt_Indeed.

      A backyard fed could draw bigger than TNA.

  • Matt_Indeed.

    Meryl Streep is amazing, and is a national treasure, and will be remembered forever.
    Dana White is a bro d-bag who is already hanging on to his 15 minutes by a thread.

    • Six Star TatR!

      it was a snooty thing to say about sports

      • Matt_Indeed.

        She’s right about it.

        • Why Hillary Lost, Page 82358343.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Meh.

    • jobber123

      I agree with your first sentence, but Dana White is the vince of mma. He’s no flash in the pan celeb. Super super successful guy who built that thing to a 4 billion dollar sale. Plus he probably has more money than streep.

      • Matt_Indeed.

        More money doesn’t mean anything to what I said.
        I like it, but MMA is temporary. If it’s around in 100 years, I’d be shocked.

        • jobber123

          Sport fighting in one form or another and the people who promote it have been around for thousands of years before film and will be around forever. I have no idea what you are saying since I don’t watch award shows or coverage of it.

        • Macklin Man Without Password

          What you said is that his 15 minutes of fame are almost up despite him being in a position of prominence for 15 years. Does fame time work like dog years or something?

          • jobber123

            You could say Dana White is a savvy and intelligent guy who built a business up from nothing in a field he was passionate about into a major sports league that sold for 4 billion, got a 300 million cut and kept his old job and gotanother piece, all while turning something he loved that was very niche into a mainstream player. Sports aren’t art. But they also aren’t made in Hollywood so what is she talking about lol?

            I’d say what White did with his life is more impressive than what streep did witj hers if we are comparing them.

          • Matt_Indeed.

            Maybe. I don’t know. I’m not famous.

        • jobber123

          My point about Danas money means he doesn’t need to hang onto any fame or 15 minutes.

  • JosephM

    Underrated hot crowd- watching the 90 Rumble on the Livestream at the moment, and that Orlando crowd is HOT.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Damn, the Sister Abigail fake into RKO is awesome. I can’t believe I enjoyed that.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Ioan Morris

      Good stuff.

  • Bobby

    “Now I know the people here in Atlanta, Georgia…”

    “YAAAAY!!”

    “… aren’t known for being very smart…”

    “BOOOO!!”

    • chicagodem79

      Always a fan of the cheap pop fake out lol

  • Wade

    I tried to teach Lady Duck Sherlock.

    Five minutes into the first episode she asked “Is it a cab driver doing it?”

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      LOL I definitely feel like Sherlock was a little slow on the uptake on that one.

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Or I was I should say. I had facts Sherlock didn’t.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      Dump her.

    • PhilStubington

      this weeks one is the best since the end of Series Two.

    • Ioan Morris

      She’s cheating! She’s familiar with the whole Sherlock Holmes canon. I can tell by the capitalised “L” in lady.

      • Wade

        She noticed everybody yelling for a taxi lol!

      • DAJackson7

        I like how that story was published in 2002 and then last updated in 2009. Thats dedication

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Poor Okada has to be over there flailing his arms like, “Helllooooooooo, do you guys remember who WON that match?!”

    • Miko363

      *starts USA chant*

      • JosephM

        USA USA!!!

        Umm he’s Canadian

        …USA USA USA!!!

    • shuddup Okada you’ve been amazing for too long… we are bored by it… he is new amazing!

    • Ioan Morris

      I think it’s that there’s literally no chance of him joining WWE.

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        No of course not I just think it’s funny that he’s getting NO heat from this from the American audience

    • Wade

      He’s the best Orton possible! He’s had a better year than Kenny too!

      Everybody freaked about Kenny hitting five stars in the G1 and Okada BARELY missed three separate five star matches in the same tournament!

      • Ioan Morris

        Kinda silly how he gets a “Eh, he’s okay, but…” response.

  • Six Star TatR!

    United at home to Wigan. Very good draw

  • Adam Wright

    Home draw against Wigan, i’d take that. The most interesting draw appears to be Derby vs Leicester. Not a terribly exciting set of games to be honest.

    • Six Star TatR!

      Michael Owen’s fault. He couldn’t help but make the most boring draw possible

      • Adam Wright

        He scored the winner in arguably the best Manchester Derby ever

        • Six Star TatR!

          One of the best moments ever. He’s still a very boring man

  • Six Star TatR!

    City away at Bolton or Palace, tricky. Other than that, no tough all Prem games

  • PhilStubington

    who’ve fulham got?

  • Ioan Morris

    Mark Andrews is front and centre on WWE’s twitter cover pic. Crazy banana pants.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    That first Iron Man suit is terrifying.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    It’s Seth Rollins! Oh wait, it’s the Ascension.

    And holy shit, tell bitchtits to wear something over those B-cups.

    • That’s what happens when you’re forcibly off the juice…

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        It’s insane. I’m no size queen like Vince, but these two need to hit the fucking gym pronto.

  • Wade

    I’m not even sure Kenny’s in my top 3 NJPW guys this year.

    Okada, Naito and imo Tana post-injury all had better years I thought.

    • Ioan Morris

      I can’t put Tana up there in 2016. Kayfabe, Kenny achieved way more.

    • Aaron

      Omega is in my top 3 with Okada and Ishii

  • Adam Wright
  • It’s offically offical…Wrestlemania 34 is going back to New Orleans

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Is that the quickest turnaround for WrestleMania going back to a city since it became a stadium show?

      • Bones

        Anaheim I think but that wasn’t stadium

      • Fastest for arena or stadium except Wrestlemania IV and V.

    • Dammit Philly, get your shit together.

    • Also (not) official (in any way): Wrestlemania 30 LiveWatch the night of 34.

    • maskedcabana

      New Orleans must have thrown around a lot of money to score it so soon.

      • What money?

        • maskedcabana

          Tax breaks, cheaper rental rates, etc.

    • Aaron

      That’s really close.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    That moment when Stark gets saved in the desert and he falls to his knees giving a peace sign is so awesome.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    One of the best things about Smackdown is that the tag teams don’t have “Team” in front of their name or turn everything into a portmanteau.

    • Breezango waves hello.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Ugh I didn’t realize that was a thing still.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      “Team Hell No”

      You know, “Hell No” is a perfectly fine team name.

  • With all the shows they tape around Wrestlemania weekend, I imagine WWE is going to stick with putting shows where they can earn some big time film tax credits like Florida and Louisiana.

    • Brian_Bayless

      They’ll always go there for that reason.

      And the wrestlers payoffs will still shrink

    • … shit, Edwards won’t do a damn thing about them.

    • Aaron

      Come on, other states!

  • Adam Wright

    Decided in honour of Sherlock likely ending on Sunday, to go back and watch the first episode.

    • johntcole

      I just watched one of the Peter Cushing Sherlock specials.

      Bland production aside it was great.

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Maryse without pornstar quality makeup is probably average at best.

    • Ioan Morris

      Here’s a man with standards!

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        What do you mean

        • Ioan Morris

          That she’s still very attractive.

    • Aaron

      I googsed her and she’s still pretty attractive.

      • Roman Reigns Winky Face

        Miz is really winning at life then.

    • a perfect fit for Miz’s wrestling ability

  • Ioan Morris

    So that little kid whose favourite wrestler was Stardust has sadly died. The tweets that WWE put out somehow manage to crop out Cody. Wonder how that happened: https://twitter.com/WWE/status/818494866686705664

    • Bruce Chung

      I think you mean Steven Richards.

    • Sad. I dug how that kid was a Stardust fan and that’s still nowhere near the worst thing that had happened to him.

    • Jackson Smith

      LOL, focus right where it should be, Hunter and Steph taking up 80% of the picture frame. You’re lucky the dead kid is even included!

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      If it’s a kid with cancer, the focus will always be on Hunter and Stephanie.

      In all seriousness, sad news.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Stark has the crowd sit for his speech so they can all jump up in complete shock and chaos when he announces he’s going to stop making weapons, that’s some serious direction.

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      Fantastic booking.

  • Going through all my trades of Superior Spider-Man. It’s seriously amazing (pun intended) how Octavius’ own hubris slowly brings down his role as Spider-Man because Norman Osborn slowly undermines him from the shadows.

    • Thebraziliankid

      Spider Ock was amazing even if had midget sex.

  • Ioan Morris

    Inside No.9, I’ll say it again. Watch it!

  • If WWE still understood how to do good comedy, they would have some kind of bit where the shark cage malfunctions and Jericho can’t get out, therefore missing out on the Rumble match. They can do Reigns/Owens to open the show, and then the running gag throughout the show is Jericho locked in this damn thing backstage throwing a fit. You can do cut scenes after every match/segment with Jericho just being awesome.

    • chicagodem79

      You could also ham it up by having a rule (which can’t be revealed until after his announced spot comes up) saying that “if a wrestler does not enter the ringside area within his allotted 2 minutes, he is disqualified from the Royal Rumble, then you could show him scrambling to get there just in time (or more interesting, failing, and then blaming somebody for it).

      • Or you go the other way, and they finally do the “guy enters at #30 and wins by doing nothing” finish, but that would undoubtedly make Jericho the most over guy in the history of wrestling, so they won’t go there.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    Ever since I saw the behind the scenes for IM1 I can’t unsee Downey’s weird fake nipples during the scene where Pepper replaces the battery

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      It’s annoying how hypnotizing nipples can be at times.

  • Bobby

    “You’ve tried to steal the nWo’s thunder just like Austin stole it from me and Rock continues to try with Hunter!”

    Then four white guys proceed to gang up on and beat down the black guy.

    • Bruce Chung

      nWo needed to make some changes?

    • Shawn Michaels: the nWo’s valet.

  • Mikey

    Getting furiously hungry for lunch.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      I skipped breakfast I’m ordering an entire pizza lol

  • Ioan Morris

    Seriously. Steph’s tweet about the kid. Stardust is blocked by the cameraman. https://twitter.com/StephMcMahon/status/818440756612517889

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Wow, Maryse still kills it without the makeup. I didn’t realize she was Canadian, which explains a lot.

  • johntcole

    https://twitter.com/SpeedyHot1079/status/818345105828483072

    And this is why Vince will keep pushing Finn

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Speaking of manned or unmanned tell them about the time you guessed wrong at spring break.

    Don’t do that. They’ll believe you.

  • Bones

    Deadspin had nothing to say about Streep’s comments?

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      They said her speech was streeps ahead.

    • Brian_Bayless

      They had that hot scoop of Belichick and his woman napping on a ferry in Nantucket.

      • Jackson Smith

        To be fair it’s hysterical with a “Bill Belichick hard at work strategizing to beat back the threat posed by the Houston Texans” caption.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    That dude’s face is going to get so infected in a sandstorm.

  • brocore

    I wonder if ROH tries to capitalize on Omega’s newfound popularity? He can’t really wrestle for the ROH Title since Cole is a member of the Bullet Club. What’s left? More six-man tag matches with the Bucks?

    • What’s next is for Kenny to get a work VISA so he can wrestle in America again

      • brocore

        I mean, I figured that was assumed, and should also partially be the responsibility of ROH in helping him along with that.

  • The future of Wrestling!

    https://youtu.be/6UZUB8gCFEM

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    These suit trials are hilarious. Tony takes a god awful beating.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    We should have known Obadiah was the villain when he brings pizza back from New York for Tony and it’s not Sbarro.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Only upvoted for the Sbarro reference

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        Of course lol

        • Brian_Bayless

          Because I have no earthly idea what the fuck the rest of it meant.

          • Marvk Cuban – #9

            I know! Hahaha

    • chicagodem79

      SCALDING HOT TAKE: Little Caesars is better than Sbarro.

      • Marvk Cuban – #9

        Bayless, take out the trash please.

        • chicagodem79
        • Daniel O’Reilly

          Well, it’s true.

          • Biff ♥ You

            Little Caesar’s is great in a pinch. Cheap, fast, and tasty. We don’t have Sbarro here.

          • Best_in_the_World
      • Matt_Indeed.

        I don’t know…I had LC last night and my ass doesn’t thank me.

      • Detroit style pizza > New York style pizza

    • Macklin Man Without Password

      I hate that that’s the first thing I looked for when I heard pizza from New York.

  • Ioan Morris

    Kenny Omega’s on Jericho’s podcast on Friday (recorded a few weeks ago).

    For those of you who don’t know, Kenny Omega is a Canadian wrestler primarily based in Japan, and specifically NJPW, where he has enjoyed a great deal of success lately. Can’t be long before he’s on WWE’s radar.

    • Aaron

      I hear he had a great match with Onita.

      • Ioan Morris

        At Wrestle In Dome 11, I think it was called.

        • Aaron

          That sounds right. Tarzan Goto and Katsuhisa Shibata had a barnburner also.

      • Night

        The guy who posts here?!?

        • Aaron

          It’s a Big Boss Man gimmick.

  • So what was the plan with Shawn Michaels in the nWo if Nash never tore his quad?

    Does Triple H join like they were teasing, have him kick Michaels out, and then do the match?

    • Diddly

      Huge heel push for Nash was the rumor

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      That whole period seems like they were writing the nWo storyline 10 minutes before air

      • Daniel O’Reilly

        Just that period?

    • I’m guessing what they ended up doing with Evolution would have been with Trips leading the nWo. I imagine Nash, Pac, etc. were not long for the group. They would have eventually taken it where they wanted to go (getting Orton and Batista over). Flair was even associated with the nWo at that time, too.

  • PhilStubington

    Fulham v Hull City. I’d say that’s winnable.

    • Aaron

      *’Ull City

    • Adam Wright

      It could go both ways.

  • Ioan Morris

    According to figures published by Chinese research agency Entbot, Rogue One made a total of $30.6m on its first weekend, a drop of 57% from Force Awakens’ opening result of $53.6m, which was released in a near-identical calendar slot in 2016: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/jan/09/rogue-one-falls-short-force-awakens-china-star-wars

    • Diddly

      “Are we blind?”

      “Yes sir, the smog in Beijing is very thick this morning!”

      “…… DEPLOY THE GARRISON.”

    • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

      Guess that whole Donnie Yen thing didn’t work.

  • tannerfamilyfun92

    So the WWE Jetsons movie features Big Show, the Usos, Seth Rollins, Sheamus, and Alicia Fox.

    I guess all the important people were unavailable?

    • Diddly

      WELLLLLLLLLL…

      WELL IT’S THE JETSONS

    • Adam Wright

      Alicia Fox the 17th most important diva on a roster of 16.

    • Is there a cartoon in 2017 less relevant than the Jetsons?

  • Ioan Morris

    Just saw Emily Ratajkowski’s outfit from last night. Golden Globes is right!

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      She’s naked most of the time anyway

      • Aaron

        YAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

  • jobber123

    I am a 49ers fan so I’m very biased against Aikman but when he scolded those giants wrs for going to Miami and tried to act like that’s why he dropped that touchdown I was about ready to switch to SAP mode.

    To get on a jet in nyc and fly to miami for a night and back in the morning is probably not nych longer than most guys commutes from the facility to the burbs they live in. And they aren’t allowef via the cba to do physical shit on their off day. They could have easily done a film review abd then flown down, and talked football amongst themselves the whole party.

    • If anyone wants to put Fox on trial for War Crimes… Aikman and Buck being their “A-team” wouldn’t get an acquittal unless all 12 jurors were the worst Cowboys fans around.

      • Aaron

        Even average Cowboys fans are like “don’t slurp so hard”.

      • Aikman’s not terrible with the Xs and Os, but he’s really out of his element when it’s outside of football.

        But he hates Skip Bayless, so how bad a guy can he be?

        • Stalin and Hitler hated each other too.

          (brains self with Godwin Award)

      • Diddly

        Dude Aikman could pull a Chris Benoit and still be praised as the second coming of Jesus in Texas

    • chicagodem79

      It’s like people shut off the rational thinking part of their brains when it comes to sports lol.

    • Aaron

      Having lots of sex can be physically draining, but pro athletes can recover.

    • Bones

      Sometimes you can’t tell that Aikman has had about 52 concussions

    • ARRRRGH THE BARBARIAN

      I’m sure Aikman has spent a bunch of offdays in Miami on the down low

      • Wade

        South Beach lol

        • jobber123

          Lol I was gonna say Key West

  • I get every other Friday off work. My boss came today and said I can’t take March 24th because somebody else wants it … so I’m forced to take the prior Friday off. March 17.

    My liver is going to hate me for this.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      That’s a pretty sweet gig having every other Friday off.

      • Not exactly by choice. Wife and I carpool but her job is further away, so I work an hour longer for the nine days and get the tenth day off. But I’d honestly prefer an eight hour workday.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    “Can I get a reaction from you?”
    “Panic. My reaction is panic.”

  • Up next at AGDQ:

    Sega Bass Fishing!

    … what the fuck?

    • Aaron

      All seven players of that game are elated

    • chicagodem79

      AGDQ, I forgot about those, I used to love watching those last year.

  • Biff ♥ You

    Since July 19th, 2016 (the date of the latest Brand Extension Draft), there have been 24 episodes of RAW. Tonight makes the 25th episode. Not counting tonight, Roman Reigns, Kevin Owens and Chris Jericho have competed in the same match fourteen times (58.3%). Four times during that stretch, Reigns, Jericho and Owens have wrestled in the same match in back to back weeks; the fourth time began on Monday, November 28th and has continued nonstop until tonight, where Jericho and Owens will face Reigns in a U.S. title handicap match. These three have faced each other in some form or fashion in every episode since the end of November, and there’s only been one episode since Halloween that hasn’t featured the three in the ring together in some fashion. On one occasion, September 12th, Reigns wrestled in TWO MATCHES against Owens in the same night.

    This list doesn’t take into account the Roadblock PPV on December 18th, where Roman Reigns faced Kevin Owens. And of course, counting tonight’s show and the Rumble, we’re not done yet.

    • jobber123

      All those writers and wrestlers under contract and just run the same thing over and over.

    • itwastyped

      I know Balor’s injury fucked their plans up, but still, no excuse for doing THE SAME THING for 24 weeks and counting

      • Biff ♥ You

        Nine out of the last ten weeks, these three will have wrestled against each other in some capacity.

        Nine. Out. Of. Ten. Weeks.

    • It’s like RAW vs. Smackdown GM Mode come to life.

  • Jackson Smith

    I can’t stop looking and laughing at that pic on WWE’s twitter of the dead kid with Hunter and Steph taking up the vast majority of the picture. It so perfectly encapsulates WWE under the Stephanie McMahon Reign of Terror, lol.

    LOOK LOOK LOOK AT MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    • Ioan Morris
    • Biff ♥ You

      Aww, Drax Shadow. The kid who had a cooler name and catchphrase than 100% of the roster.

      RIP

      • Jackson Smith

        What was it, “don’t fear the dark, fear the shadow?” That WAS pretty boss.

        • Biff ♥ You

          Don’t fear the darkness, fear the shadow. I remember it pretty clearly because half of us were like “sign this kid to Creative, he’d be an improvement.”

    • Yeah, don’t zoom in on the kid or anything Steph, make sure you are front and center.

  • jobber123

    I was thinking about checking out the Simmons vs Cousin Sal podcast for the first time this season (I just keep forgetting about it, no other reason ) but then I saw joe buck was also on it. A Buck/simmons podcast might break my phone though.

  • Wade

    Somebody at CMLL needs to step in and force Caristico and Mistico to wear different color schemes.

    • Ioan Morris

      D’ya think Caristico’s trying to not-so-subtly undermine New Mistico?

      • Wade

        I’m pretty sure he’s intentionally fucking with him.

        But Mistico has insane family relations so he can’t be pushed around either.

        • johntcole

          Didn’t he pull a gun on Del Rio and get away with it?

        • Ioan Morris

          Ah yeah, Dragon Lee and Rush.

          • Kenny_Reigns

            I just found this out two days ago. My mind is still blown.

    • jobber123

      Omg they looked exactly the same on that show! I wonder if Caristico is subtly trying to undercut the new old him?

  • PhilStubington

    what the fuck. I did not see that coming at the end of Sherlock.

    • Adam Wright

      great ending yeah?

      • PhilStubington

        Big return to form – the best one since Series II.
        Also there was some major calling back to a Dr Who episode called Amy’s choice which had Toby Jones as the Dream Lord.

        • Ioan Morris

          Was there? I missed it.

          • PhilStubington

            Amy’s Choice is the one with two parallel realities and the Dr Who, Rory and Amy flip between them, awake in one while they are sleep in the other. They have to decide which is real before they die. In the end it turns out the Toby Jones character, the Dream Lord, doesn’t actually exist but is the alter ego of the Dr himself.

          • Ioan Morris

            I know the ep, just didn’t notice any connections.

    • Ioan Morris

      I did, I did!

      • PhilStubington

        I guessed most of the twists in good time but didn’t guess the identity of the shrink until the reveal.

        • Ioan Morris

          The good thing, even if you guess, is seeing how it plays out.

  • Diddly

    Some NFL coach’s seat just got a lot cooler, because the QB from North Carolina has declared for the Draft!

    • Bones

      He’s in no way, shape or form ready to start in the NFL.

      • mike

        Never stops the NFL

    • Biff ♥ You

      Who?

      • Bones

        Mitch Tribusky

        • “The move is part of a rapid rise for a player who had never started a college game until this season but is now projected as a potential first-round pick.”

          This will end well.

      • Diddly

        No the TNA jokes were earlier

      • Aaron

        Mitch Trubisky.

    • Aaron

      I’d love him at the Browns’ second first round pick. He can sit out a year and learn.

      • From?

        • Bones

          Philly

          • … no, I was wondering who he’d “learn from” in Cleveland. I mean, he would definitely learn how to lose…

        • Aaron

          Hue

          • … this is a somewhat legitimate answer.

  • Bruce Chung

    I just read the summary for Lion.

    Dev Patel seems to be in an inordinate amount of movies where he has to run a hotel.

  • Baylor Men’s Basketball is #1. Cue “They murdered the opposition!” jokes.

    • Biff ♥ You

      It shocks me that people would actually want to go to school in WACO.

      • Diddly

        Rich white people

      • Aaron

        That doesn’t seem like a fun place to live. I’d need the Fixer Upper people to give me a house.

  • johntcole

    Is Games Done Quick doing I Wanna Be The Boshy again? Always amusing how they get around not saying Ear Rape Spiders name.

    • Nope. I’d actually call this slate of games semi-weak… there’s the usual batch of good stuff, but way too many off the wall choices also.

  • Wade

    Cool Lucha spot of the day:

    Opponent is on the ground in front of two Tag partners. One partner sits on his other partners shoulders and starts falling backwards like he’s going to give him a reverse Rana. The grounded partner pulls him forward and ducks, slamming his partner off his shoulders face first into the ground (like Edges old electric chair drop move) onto the opponent lying there. It’s like an aided Body splash, I guess?

  • Diddly

    PEYTON!

    Just saw the news, congratulations!

  • Night

    No one can create a PR opportunity out of a dead kid better than Stephanie McMahon.

    • She is one of most disgusting publicity whores I’ve ever seen. She is truly shameless.

      • Night

        Just wait till she runs for Congress.

        • And loses just like mommy! Even better, she can’t bitchslap her way to victory!

          • Death Rollins

            She’ll bitchslap Senator Sumner!

      • chicagodem79

        Can’t say she’s not doing her job lol

    • Daniel O’Reilly

      Philanthropy is the future of marketing!

    • jobber123

      It’s so disgusting for us life long fan types because we can see right through what they are doing.

    • Marvk Cuban – #9

      Except Nancy Grace.

      • I know “PR Opportunity” = “Shameless self-promotion/whoring”, but I don’t think Nancy Grace was very good at that.

  • “TAMPA, Fla. — Steve Spurrier and Peyton Manning, who waged some memorable battles as part of the Florida-Tennessee rivalry in the 1990s, headline the 2017 College Football Hall of Fame class, announced Monday.”

    Well, at least one of them won a National Title.

    • Bones

      Can’t spell Citrus without UT!

      • Aaron

        Free Shoes University

        • Bones

          Boooooo!

      • Diddly

        Ray Goof

    • Aaron

      “Tee Martin will be there with his National Title ring.”

  • Night

    Man, I remember when Stephanie said that “Connor…Connor was an old soul…”…

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      Ugh. Thanks for reminding me.

    • I remember when Stephanie’s titties fell out of her top. Lovely picture.

      • Dwayne

        I don’t

        • When I get home, I’ll see if I still have it. If I do, it’s getting e-mailed out.

    • jobber123

      They were very close I’m sure!

    • Jackson Smith

      I remember the video clip they ran once of Connor where they led with footage of him with Cena, lol

      • Night

        That was awful. The kid was a Daniel Bryan fan! It was his whole thing!

        • Jackson Smith

          Ah, how Connor’s DB love took away from WWE’s and especially Cena’s favorite talking point. Nobody can do what I do so I have to be top forever brrrrrrrrabbadooooooo

  • Bruce Chung

    Anthony Bennett is without a team, again.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I haven’t had it in forever so I forgot or never realized that not only does Monster taste like children’s Tylenol it also has a faint after taste of baby powder.

    • NASCAR fans better get used to it.

      • Biff ♥ You

        Que?

        • The Silver Fox

          Monster Energy is the new title sponsor of the Cup series.

        • Monster Energy Drink is the new title sponsor for the old Sprint Cup / Winston Cup Series

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I dont hate it. I just never realized the baby powder finish before.

    • Scottyflamingo

      All energy drinks taste like medicine to me.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Red Bull tastes like gasoline and hate. I can actually feel my breath turn sour when I drink that shit.

  • Wade

    There’s no way in hell Caristico and Mistico get along backstage right?

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Nope.

    • Brian_Bayless

      I cannot imagine the original Mistico, well the most popular Mistico, getting along with anyone who had his prior gimmick

    • jobber123

      No chance. If caristico was a legit tough guy I’d expect him to pull a octagon and flamita situation.

  • Aaron

    Cody was a good sport about Steph cutting him out of the photo.

    • Diddly

      Probably because it didn’t insult Dusty’s legacy

  • Bruce Chung

    Anthony Bennett couldn’t average 10 points in the D league.

    • Night

      He’ll be lucky to get a job overseas.

      • Bruce Chung

        He’s certainly no CBA legend Stephon Marbury.

        • Dwayne

          At least Marbury had a decent run in the NBA before that

      • But he’ll still be a part of the Canadian national basketball team.

        • Night

          Hard to say. There’s a lot of good young Canadian basketball players.

          • He was actually okay at the Last Chance Olympic Qualifier last summer.

    • Dwayne

      Biggest bust in years

      • Bruce Chung

        Probably ever.

        • Night

          At least Greg Odom had the excuse of injuries.

        • chicagodem79

          Eh, the Kandi man might have a say on that lol

          • chicagodem79

            Edit, but at least he played in the league a few years with semi-regular minutes, so I’m not sure you can even count him

          • Bruce Chung

            He had like 3 good NBA years. Bennett doesn’t even have one.

            Kwame Brown developed into a NBA journeyman.

      • In his defence, nobody expected him to go #1. That’s on the Cavs.

        If he went 4 or 5 as projected, he’d be just another washout.

  • jobber123

    I wonder if a competitor to wwe would every really try and publicize how much money they gave to Trump? That might make them squirm a little.

    Although maybe fans won’t care. I know lots of the posters here who go on and on about Trump still watch Raw religiously and they are well aware. I mean every shitty corporation does this stuff too and I still buy gas and other stuff myself. So I’m judging that at all. I just think it would at least put wwe on the defensive and then who knows.

    • Considering Linda’s part of the Trump administration, I doubt Vince would even bother to answer any criticism beyond a poorly planned and executed skit on RAW.

    • Adam Wright

      The fact that McMahon’s are friends with Trump is news to nobody.

    • Wade

      Fans are already ignoring all these guys basically being worked to death with this schedule anyways.

      If you’re just peachy with that, but mad about donating to Trump you can go shove your head straight up your ass in my book.

      • jobber123

        Oh very true but it could take some wind out of stephs media spots. I guess there is very minimal upside.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Nobody would care. To have a reputation ruined implies one has a reputation TO BE ruined. WWE is still “that wrestling shit” to 90% of the celebrity sphere/media, and Vince McMahon is about as noteworthy as crotch rot.

    • chicagodem79

      I’m pretty certain if they looked at WWE’s demographic, they probably would’ve overwhelmingly voted for Trump.

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      99.9% of WWE fans don’t care about Vince’s politics. I don’t think Trump will change that.

  • PhilStubington

    I for one am jacked for the final Sherlock now. So many directions they can go in.

    • Night

      The return of Mary Watson?!?

      • Dwayne

        Mary Jane Watson?

      • Kenny_Reigns

        If we’re lucky!

  • Roman Reigns Winky Face

    Baylor will lose at West Virginny tomorrow.

    • Diddly

      I fucking loved it a few years ago when Texas started out 15-0 and declared “It’s Good To Be King!”

      They proceeded to lose the Rose Bowl to Alabama, and then the basketball team dropped like 10 of their last 15, and was a one-and-done in the tournament as an 8 seed

      • Jackson Smith

        The Braves’ one World Series ring having Team of the 90s on the side is the unquestioned pinnacle of sports hubris.

  • The G*d D*mn John Petrie

    Jericho’s winning the belt tonight, right?

    Owens is key to helping Jericho win, so Reigns goes after KO’s belt instead of getting his back from Jericho. Owens loses his belt to Reigns after muffed intereference by Jericho, leading to them splitting, and Owens challenges Jericho for the US belt at Mania.

    Reigns, meanwhile, is Universal Champ, ready to face a returning Balor, or Rumble winner Strowman.

    • Biff ♥ You

      Not a chance in Hell. Less than zero percent.

      Roman Reigns is walking out of the Royal Rumble a double champion.

      • Mikey

        At this points, it’s just whatever in my eyes, lol.

      • The Polish Hammer

        And Kevin Owens is walking out with a double Whopper with cheese.

    • Jackson Smith

      “DOUBLE CHAMPIONS ARE IT RIGHT NOW, PAL, AND DO I HAVE A GREAT ONE FOR YOU!”

    • tannerfamilyfun92

      The U.S. Title matters about as much as WCW’s TV title when Jim Duggan found it in the dumpster

  • Scottyflamingo

    http://imgur.com/S9pJgwg

    So this happened Saturday…

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Who are any of those people?

  • Wade

    In a way I feel kind of bad for Mistico. He’s just not in the same League with Caristico as a flier/worker.

    And out of the 3 Brothers he is easily the worst brother. Guy just can’t win.

    And he’s still pretty good too!

    • Brian_Bayless

      Meltzer raved about Caristico’s performance this Friday. Said he did a lot more than usual and the crowd was red hot for him.

      • Wade

        Only match left for me to watch this week.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      Yeah, but with Rush being his brother, he’s good for life. I’m really surprised Dragon Lee isn’t a much bigger deal there, to be honest.

      • Wade

        It’s kind of funny how much more the rest of the world likes Dragon Lee than Mexico does.

  • chicagodem79

    CHICAGO — Chicago Bulls All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler is a game-time decision Monday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder because of a cold.

    “He did not participate in shootaround this morning,” Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg said. “He’s home, not feeling well. Hopefully he gets better as the day goes on but [his status] will go all the way up until a game-time decision if he plays or not.”

    Hoiberg said Butler was dealing with a fever, body aches and flu-like symptoms.

    This sounds really ominous. If Jimmy Butler is sitting out a game with a “cold”, then I know Hoiberg has lost the room and he has to be fired.

    • Brian_Bayless

      Hoiberg was awful at Iowa St.

      Terrible game manager too.

    • Bruce Chung

      Could be management holding him out because they’re close to a deal.

  • Scottyflamingo

    Yeah I’m never using imgur again.

  • Marvk Cuban – #9

    The giant arc reactor in Iron Man 1 looks way too much like the nuclear reactor in the 60s Batcave.

  • Macklin Man Without Password

    Next time baby.

    • Curtis Williams

      New Raiders slogan?

      • Macklin Man Without Password

        Leave and never come back sir.

  • Scottyflamingo

    So actually saw Cassius Ohno wrestle Saturday night and he looks even worse than he did at the tapings.

    • brocore

      New tag team: Double Quarter Pounder With Cheese: Kevin Owens and Kassius Ohno.

      • Night

        How about “Keepin’ it 700…Combined Pounds”?

      • Scottyflamingo

        At least with Owens he’s always been like that. I’ve never been much of a Hero fan but I don’t remember him looking that out of shape.

        • brocore

          He was never “in shape.” He was just thin for a number of years because he was young and his metabolism hadn’t started to slow down. He was even ripped before joining WWE because he was on the juice. But once he got to developmental, he just blew the fuck up and never looked back.

          • Scottyflamingo

            He’s basically built like The Mack but at least Mack is an unexpected high flyer.

        • Wade

          It’s intentional.

          He knows that most fans who’ve heard of him heard that he’s fat. So he made “fat gross old heel striker” his character.

          He’s still got good cardio though.

          • brocore

            I never knew that. That’s actually pretty clever. Good on him.

          • Wade

            Supposedly he has some workout that helps the cardio but doesn’t burn the fat as much?

          • Scottyflamingo

            Why would anyone do that knowing how the company is about bodies?? I’m calling bullshit.

          • brocore

            Apparently he was right because they hired him back knowing what he looks like.

          • Wade

            Because he’d already been fired once and didn’t think he was going back ever?

          • maskedcabana

            Doing multiple laps around a buffet isn’t doing cardio.

          • Death Rollins

            Legit? Because that’s Owens-level trolling if true.

          • Wade

            He’s put on like 60 lbs this trip around the indies.

            He wasn’t this bad out of shape when he got fired.

          • Death Rollins

            That’s a pretty awesome gamble, to put on more weight than you were fired for and angle for getting your spot back. But if he can manage to keep up his cardio while carrying that weight, that’s pretty damn impressive.

    • Kenny_Reigns

      I saw him wrestle like 10 times last year and each time it was a ****+ match.

      • Dwayne

        That’s not important, Kenny!

        • Kenny_Reigns

          I know, silly me. Looking like a male porn star is much more important….

      • Scottyflamingo

        Nothing special, but nothing bad. But it was an outdoor tent and 40 degrees so I won’t hold that against him.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Scotty is more about guys bodies than workrate I suppose.

        • Scottyflamingo

          I’ve leaned towards the Vince viewpoint lately. Wrestlers should be superheroes, not some geek off the street. I don’t care so much about muscles, but you have to have some hook. Like Tucker Knight is not an adonis, but he’s just a big dude and looks like a throwback to 70’s wrestling. The Mack looks like a slob, but makes up for it with high flying.

  • P.K.

    Keirsteno Reynaldo is the The Best FIFA Men’s Player 2016

  • Bones

    One of the funnier NCAA hoops lulz was that dumb ass Rick Barnes not getting out of the 2nd round with Durant.

    • Jackson Smith

      Still can’t believe people argued for Oden over Durant. I’m no supergenius and I’ve been wrong plenty in those kind of either/or top of the draft scenarios, but that was BLATANTLY obvious.

      • But Oden was over seven feet tall, and you CAN’T TEACH THAT!

      • Devin Harris

        Oden was a monster in the tourney. The knees were a red flag but it was worth the gamble

    • Mikey

      Wasn’t DJ Augustin on that team too?

      • Bones